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10-28-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By mvanderk

Thanks for the quick response.

Thanks for the quick response.
10-28-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By mvanderk

FSA MegaExo BB spacer question

After 15000 miles of trouble free performance from my exisiting BB ordered a new one to replace it. After removing the old one realized it had no spacers. The new one also did not come with spacers....
05-11-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By mvanderk

How to remove frozen crank from external bearing BB.

FSA megaXo crank/external bearing BB. Crank is being stubborn. Their is surface rust on the cups so I assume some rust has developed between crank and bearing surface. For the record I removed the...
Forum: Touring
03-05-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,899
Posted By mvanderk

I use the big Agnes and inflate it with a small...

I use the big Agnes and inflate it with a small lightweight (2.3oz including batteries) battery pump designed for inflating air mattresses. It works with most other inflatable mattresses also. I have...
Forum: Southeast
02-27-12, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By mvanderk

I think it is too late. I believe the ride is...

I think it is too late. I believe the ride is sold out.
02-22-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By mvanderk

Does Garmin 500 provide grade in %

I do not see grade % (current & max) listed for the 500. Does it provide it?

Thanks.......
Forum: Southeast
02-10-12, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By mvanderk

Did bike Florida the last couple of years but...

Did bike Florida the last couple of years but wanted to try something different this year. Bike Florida is still a fall back but would prefer to take the next step and be self proficient and not tied...
Forum: Touring
02-09-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 244
Posted By mvanderk

Late March North Florida Bike tour- Anyone else interested?

Thinking of doing a late March biking tour in north Florida. It would be a moderate paced tour consisting of primarily camping unless the weather turns bad. Attached is a link to
a tour posted by...
Forum: Southeast
02-09-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By mvanderk

Late March North Florida Bike tour- Anyone else interested?

Thinking of doing a late March biking tour in north Florida. It would be a moderate paced tour consisting of primarily camping unless the weather turns bad. Attached is a link to
a tour posted by...
Forum: Southeast
02-01-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By mvanderk

Sarasota/Manatee Bicycle club has daily rides at...

Sarasota/Manatee Bicycle club has daily rides at a multiple speeds levels if that interest you. Also most bike shops in the area either have schedule rides or can probably direct you to ride options....
Forum: Southeast
01-28-12, 11:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By mvanderk

Bradenton Sarasota area offers decent riding....

Bradenton Sarasota area offers decent riding. Legacy Trail in Sarasota is a nice option. Also area bike club "Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club" (SMBC) http://www.smbc.us offers daily ride options...
Forum: Southeast
01-09-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By mvanderk

Enjoyed it last year. Seemed well organized. Rest...

Enjoyed it last year. Seemed well organized. Rest stops were mostly destination points instead of re-fueling stations which I liked. You have a choice on food options which I also prefer. I enjoy...
Forum: Touring
12-18-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By mvanderk

Sounds like you had a nice trip. I was touring in...

Sounds like you had a nice trip. I was touring in the same general area this weekend and just got back home this afternoon in Bradenton. Camped Friday night northwest of Arcadia on the Peace river at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,721
Posted By mvanderk

Give me a brak..........Some people need to get a...

Give me a brak..........Some people need to get a life........
Forum: Touring
12-01-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,280
Posted By mvanderk

Ran out of daylight on one of my tours last year....

Ran out of daylight on one of my tours last year. Ended up stealth camping in a graveyard in central Fl. Ironically the grave yard was named the "Pine Level Campground Cemetery"............Tent is a...
Forum: Touring
11-17-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By mvanderk

Go with the odds and head for the southeast....

Go with the odds and head for the southeast. Typically you cannot go wrong that time of the year in South Georgia or North Florida. I always plan a tour in north Florida that time of year. The only...
Forum: Touring
11-06-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,665
Posted By mvanderk

If you miss the swiftness of a road bike going...

If you miss the swiftness of a road bike going ultralight with a tank like the LHT is pretty much an oxymoron. Dont get me wrong the LHT is a good touring bike but will never be a swift road bike.
10-07-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By mvanderk

Mine works fine..... I put this MTN bike crankset...

Mine works fine..... I put this MTN bike crankset on my touring bike (Nashbar frame) and it works great. Easy simple change out. I'm also running Shimano 105 front derailleur with 105 brifters which...
09-29-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 566
Posted By mvanderk

Sarasota/Bradenton, Fl - Nov 6th - CycleFest

We offer 100, 62, 35 and 15 mile routes through beautiful Florida. There will be full SAG support, free breakfast and lunch, and 4 well-stocked rest stops, all included in the registration fee....
Forum: Touring
09-29-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By mvanderk

Currently not accepting the 20% voucher. Requires...

Currently not accepting the 20% voucher. Requires that you spend at least 100 euro's. Front rollers are less than that.........Quoting me the price of $108.38 with free shipping. Still a good deal...
Forum: Touring
08-26-11, 05:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,320
Posted By mvanderk

Personally I think it's about time. I went with...

Personally I think it's about time. I went with another manufacture because it did not have disk brake options among other things.
Forum: Southeast
08-09-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By mvanderk

Short Western NC Mtn Tour - Nantahala Lk Camping availability?

Finally getting a break from the hot weather this weekend so heading out on a 3-4 day tour. Plan on leaving Franklin, NC early Friday and heading out to Nantahala Lake area via the scenic Mtn Waters...
Forum: Touring
08-09-11, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By mvanderk

Short Western NC Mtn Tour - Nantahala Lk Camping availability?

Finally getting a break from the hot weather this weekend so heading out on a 3-4 day tour. Plan on leaving Franklin, NC early Friday and heading out to Nantahala Lake area via the scenic Mtn Waters...
Forum: Southeast
08-04-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By mvanderk

Have not talked to David since the ride. As far...

Have not talked to David since the ride. As far as directions I have no idea. Never driven up that side of Ga. When I drive up I take I-75 to Atlanta. Would love to ride the bike home this year in...
Forum: Southeast
08-04-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By mvanderk

Hey Glenn, Assume your doing a credit card...

Hey Glenn,

Assume your doing a credit card tour and not camping along the way. Are you headed to Rome?........I'm still in NC but planning a short tour around NE Georgia area in a couple of weeks....
07-09-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By mvanderk

I never start a ride in the rain but normally...

I never start a ride in the rain but normally enjoy riding in a "light" rain if I get caught in it. Then again I do not worry about drive train wear. Lube it when I get back and replace it when it...
Forum: Touring
05-22-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By mvanderk

Looks nice. Might be tough on some of the climbs...

Looks nice. Might be tough on some of the climbs in Western NC with a 12 speed. I'm headed out on a short 2-3 day tour next week in Western NC. Leaving Franklin and heading up towards Bryson City....
04-29-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 6,939
Posted By mvanderk

Nothing like the high end expensive beer like...

Nothing like the high end expensive beer like "Miller High Life" in the bottle!
Forum: Southeast
04-24-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 915
Posted By mvanderk

I did not notice any yesterday on my ride and was...

I did not notice any yesterday on my ride and was covered with them today.....Hope they are gone before I head north in a few weeks........
Forum: Southeast
04-22-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By mvanderk

Looks like the two major climbs are Ellijay and...

Looks like the two major climbs are Ellijay and Cullowhee Mountain Rd. I'm familiar with Ellijay climb as it is a regular ride for us Franklin riders but what is the road condition of Cullowhee...
Forum: Touring
04-22-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,368
Posted By mvanderk

Built mine from scratch. Everything went together...

Built mine from scratch. Everything went together fine with the exception of one of the bottle mounts. Was no big deal but needed to offset the mount slightly to accomodate the front derailleur. For...
Forum: Touring
04-01-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 783
Posted By mvanderk

I do not use clipless pedals while touring. Use...

I do not use clipless pedals while touring. Use them religiously on the road bike as I am out of the saddle a lot climbing and also on the flats when the need to pull and push is required to keep up...
Forum: Touring
03-31-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,796
Posted By mvanderk

Blue Ridge PKWY............ late May.

Blue Ridge PKWY............ late May.
Forum: Touring
03-23-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,258
Posted By mvanderk

I tour on one all the time (Nashbar Touring...

I tour on one all the time (Nashbar Touring frame). The ride is as good or better than my carbon road bike from a comfort standpoint. I'm sure tire pressure contributes the most to that ( 80 psi vs...
Forum: Touring
03-06-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,526
Posted By mvanderk

I don't understand all the hipe for a...

I don't understand all the hipe for a LHT.....They are a decent bike put clearly not a top end touring bike....
Forum: Southeast
02-05-11, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By mvanderk

Route link should be open now. I unlocked it on...

Route link should be open now. I unlocked it on Map my Ride. The displayed route is not correct in some areas such as through Lakeland, Brooksville and the route between JB starkey Wilderness area...
Forum: Southeast
02-05-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By mvanderk

Sorry guys did not know it was locked. How do you...

Sorry guys did not know it was locked. How do you unlock it........Looked under profile, general settings, and attachments and could not find any setting that was locked.

Mike
Forum: Southeast
02-04-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By mvanderk

Jim, Thanks for the reply. Did this same trip...

Jim, Thanks for the reply. Did this same trip last year minus a few route changes and enjoyed it immensely. Probably will be an annual event. It would be nice if they tied in the West Orange Trail...
Forum: Touring
02-03-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By mvanderk

Central Fla Rails to Trails Tour

Headed out on a 4-5 day tour of Central Fl rails to trails route. Roughly 250 miles that incorporates the Auburndale Trail, James Van Fleet, Withlacoochee, Suncoast, and Pinellas Trail. Probably some...
Forum: Southeast
02-03-11, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By mvanderk

Central Fla Rails to Trails Tour

Headed out on a 4-5 day tour of Central Fl rails to trails route. Roughly 250 miles that incorporates the Auburndale Trail, James Van Fleet, Withlacoochee, Suncoast, and Pinellas Trail. Probably some...
Forum: Touring
01-30-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,622
Posted By mvanderk

Nashbar touring frame.....Front & rear racks,...

Nashbar touring frame.....Front & rear racks, pump, lights, fenders, 700c x 32 ...........27 1/4 lbs.....Rolled it into a Post Office to weigh....Not sure they were real happy!.......Oh well!
Forum: Southeast
01-15-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By mvanderk

Thanks for the feedback. That will be a nice...

Thanks for the feedback. That will be a nice option once complete.
Forum: Touring
01-01-11, 04:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By mvanderk

Recap of touring meetup in South Florida

This is a recap of a short four day meetup tour schedules for South Fla in early Dec. While on the surface it seemed like the tour from hell overall I had a good time. David, the author of this recap...
Forum: Southeast
01-01-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,057
Posted By mvanderk

Recap of the meetup as experienced from one of...

Recap of the meetup as experienced from one of the participants (David). Even given all the bad luck in many ways it was still a memorable trip in which we all learned something.

Hope you...
Forum: Southeast
12-21-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By mvanderk

Thanks everybody for the input......Mvanderk

Thanks everybody for the input......Mvanderk
Forum: Southeast
12-19-10, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By mvanderk

Pinellas Trail to Starkey Wilderness w/o getting killed

Looking for a route from the Trail to the park. Last year went to the end of PT and took Keystone up to East Lake. Terrible choice!.....Thinking of getting off trail at US 19 and heading North to SR...
Forum: Touring
12-14-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,032
Posted By mvanderk

I'm moved over a set of Shimano 105's STI's along...

I'm moved over a set of Shimano 105's STI's along with the 105 front derailleur from another bike. Using it with a Deore 22/32/42 mountain/trekking crank. Works surprisingly well. Had to place the...
Forum: Touring
12-09-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,986
Posted By mvanderk

Blue Ridge Pwy late May..........North to South

Blue Ridge Pwy late May..........North to South
Forum: Touring
11-30-10, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By mvanderk

First Tour on New Nashbar build

Headed out this weekend for my first tour on the new build. Four day/three night south Florida meet up of fellow tourist at a regional park. Plan on staying at a commercial campground in Arcadia the...
Forum: Southeast
11-27-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,953
Posted By mvanderk

Hey Glenn, Are you carrying your arsenal to...

Hey Glenn,

Are you carrying your arsenal to the meetup?....Interested in how you have it all mounted. Up to this point I never carry anything but maybe need to re-think, especially when loaded for...
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