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07-07-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By nasiralpharia

Well they must have heard you guys... looks like...

Well they must have heard you guys... looks like Sagan has one for the intermediate. Still something I just don't like about him yet.
06-16-08, 04:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,689
Posted By nasiralpharia

Well without jumping in to the debates on whether...

Well without jumping in to the debates on whether one should carry... I carry a gun every time I ride. Not only is it encouraged at my job, it is required :thumb:

I carry a Glock 27, which is also...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,555
Posted By nasiralpharia

:eek: Yeah... TMI I agree

:eek: Yeah... TMI I agree
05-29-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By nasiralpharia

Might be expensive, but get a cyclocross bike and...

Might be expensive, but get a cyclocross bike and just do both on it. Specialized Tri-Cross for instance. Fast as your Randonee on the road, but will also handle some trail riding too.

I think you...
Forum: Touring
05-29-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,296
Posted By nasiralpharia

Or you can pay me $2,500 dollars and I will do...

Or you can pay me $2,500 dollars and I will do this for you... Geez some ppl just have to go and give away my secrets :rolleyes:

I thought about moving near hollywood, so I could get all of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,237
Posted By nasiralpharia

I started commuting before I had a drivers...

I started commuting before I had a drivers license. I hated spending a whole dollar each way on the bus, not to mention standing out there waiting on it. I then realized that my bike was just as...
04-03-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By nasiralpharia

I would do it, and if you get stopped just say...

I would do it, and if you get stopped just say you didn't know. How much of a hard time should they give you about a horn?
Forum: Touring
04-03-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,086
Posted By nasiralpharia

My 2008 Specialized Tricross Sport. This one has...

My 2008 Specialized Tricross Sport. This one has a triple. I've only taken it about 300 miles so far, no tours. I use Novaro panniers, and the racks are the specialized brand. If I were to do it...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By nasiralpharia

Cool, hopefully this works out better than the...

Cool, hopefully this works out better than the light rail plan :rolleyes: I lived in Raleigh for one year, I see alot more riders in Durham and RTP. I think drivers are a little bit more used to the...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By nasiralpharia

I have a specialized Tricross sport and it has a...

I have a specialized Tricross sport and it has a carbon fork, and the fork has mounts for a low-rider rack. Right now I only have a rear rack installed. I figure though that if it can handle the...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By nasiralpharia

I've heard about the water bottle Idea before,...

I've heard about the water bottle Idea before, that seems like a good way to do it on the cheap. It is easy to move the seat bag and pump, but I a lot of times I leave without it. A water bottle...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By nasiralpharia

Oh and I forgot to mention cycle computers. I...

Oh and I forgot to mention cycle computers. I thought about getting three cheap ones, but every since the only one I had broke, I think i'm going to get a GPS system sometime next year.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 10:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 760
Posted By nasiralpharia

Lights, Repair Kits and multiple bikes?

It was simple when I had just one bike. The repair kit stays in the seat bag, the pump stays attached to the frame, and the various lights are attached all over the place. Now with three bikes, what...
02-27-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 96,850
Posted By nasiralpharia

Thats what 911 is for what do you mean. Either...

Thats what 911 is for what do you mean. Either its an emergency or not. If it is then call 911, I would rather ride in an ambulance with ppl that are trained than just jump in the car and haul to the...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,421
Posted By nasiralpharia

:roflmao: Eventually I learned that the living...

:roflmao: Eventually I learned that the living room holds three bikes and all spare equipment quite nicely.
01-29-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,043
Posted By nasiralpharia

My hybrid isn't as fast or as pretty as my road...

My hybrid isn't as fast or as pretty as my road bike, but its set up with everything I need to commute and the tires are just wide enough, but not too wide. I have a Trek 7.2FX and if I could only...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,421
Posted By nasiralpharia

I was surprised to see this thread pop up again,...

I was surprised to see this thread pop up again, but anyway I eventually bought the Townie last spring. I bought the Townie 8 which comes with the internal hub and fenders. My commute is 10 miles,...
10-08-07, 09:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,278
Posted By nasiralpharia

On this one I have to agree with the OP, people...

On this one I have to agree with the OP, people do stare and point at times, it doesn't affect my life either, i'm just aware of my surrondings. It won't stop me from riding my bike, or going to a...
09-26-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8,244
Views: 338,761
Posted By nasiralpharia

I don't know a whole lot about bike value, but i...

I don't know a whole lot about bike value, but i never heard of this one...

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/432354445.html
Forum: Commuting
09-22-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By nasiralpharia

I have powergrips and big feet (US size 12). They...

I have powergrips and big feet (US size 12). They will drag on the ground if I use the other side. I keep my powergrips open pretty much to the max. I would think that someone that wore smaller shoes...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 5,080
Posted By nasiralpharia

+1 on that. just do what you gotta do, you only...

+1 on that. just do what you gotta do, you only live once. If you give up, 5 years from now even you will be wondering what could have been, and everytime a cyclist passes you on their way to work...
07-26-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By nasiralpharia

I was riding with a co-worker today, and he took...

I was riding with a co-worker today, and he took a detour just so he could check out the great NC-540... Your right about the traffic jams on the ends, only a matter of time. What I don't get, is why...
07-26-07, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,083
Posted By nasiralpharia

They don't, check out this article....

They don't, check out this article. http://ask.yahoo.com/20041208.html
Forum: Commuting
07-24-07, 08:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,940
Posted By nasiralpharia

I carry a .40 cal glock 27 in a galco inside the...

I carry a .40 cal glock 27 in a galco inside the waistband holster. I hardly even notice it, I guess it would suck if I crashed and landed on it, getting hit by a car would suck as it is. I wear...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By nasiralpharia

Ouch, well they say bad things come in threes, so...

Ouch, well they say bad things come in threes, so hopefully your all done. At least you keep getting back on the bike and trying again.
07-23-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,990
Posted By nasiralpharia

Only a 29.... Its not walkable, and not the most...

Only a 29.... Its not walkable, and not the most fun to bike. We do have good trails, but the answer to traffic flow is always to add a new lane or highway somewhere. Thats OK because i'm shopping...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,140
Posted By nasiralpharia

Wow I read BF way too much... Theres just some...

Wow I read BF way too much... Theres just some things I could've went my whole life not knowing.:(
Forum: Commuting
07-12-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,728
Posted By nasiralpharia

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa177/nasiralph...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa177/nasiralpharia/bicycles/d100_0343.jpg

I have the trek 7.2fx and it works great for me. Its not the fastest but i can hold my own on it. I pull a burley solo...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,577
Posted By nasiralpharia

I had to do the same thing, on my 2006 7.2 fx. ...

I had to do the same thing, on my 2006 7.2 fx.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa177/nasiralpharia/bicycles/d100_0343.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,930,829
Posted By nasiralpharia

Heres what I ride, although I'm still adding...

Heres what I ride, although I'm still adding accessories. I have some REI panniers too which are not pictured. I'm going to get a rear rack for the townie and one for the Peugeot. The Trek is pretty...
06-14-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,295
Posted By nasiralpharia

Yeah get new pads, you can even look for the kool...

Yeah get new pads, you can even look for the kool stop brand of pads. Learn how to use your front brake effectively, and when its raining you need to tap the brakes every few minutes to get them to...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,298
Posted By nasiralpharia

Yeah give the guy a chance to pay up... If he...

Yeah give the guy a chance to pay up... If he doesn't then go to insurance... no problem there, just don't let him string you along for months i would only give him about two weeks to pay up then i...
04-15-07, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By nasiralpharia

I lock to a random fence, as long as it looks...

I lock to a random fence, as long as it looks secure. Nobody ever knows I even showed up on a bike unless they just happen to see me pull up. Unless its some type of environmental meeting, i wouldn't...
03-01-07, 03:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By nasiralpharia

no, i missed that one. I took this bike on a...

no, i missed that one. I took this bike on a short ride last night, and i think i'm really going to like it. One question though, is it possible to change the seatpost to a taller one? I was trying...
02-28-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By nasiralpharia

Well I live in the same area and guess what.......

Well I live in the same area and guess what.... I'm the proud new owner of the above bike!!!! I bought it for $150. I'm not a bike expert, but i was looking for an older road bike to have a fast ride...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-07, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,153
Posted By nasiralpharia

I do believe a commuter could go that fast...

I do believe a commuter could go that fast though. I remember last summer I was climbing a long moderate grade on my hybrid with no gear going at about 12 mph. Well a guy passed me wearing one of...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-07, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,153
Posted By nasiralpharia

Now I don't claim to be a math wiz either, but......

Now I don't claim to be a math wiz either, but... If you are travelling at 18 mph, in one hour you cover 18 miles. How then do you cover 24 miles in 45 minutes and still only be going at 18 miles an...
01-21-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,970
Posted By nasiralpharia

My niehbor complains of being broke all the time....

My niehbor complains of being broke all the time. She can't figure out why. She has a good job with good pay. Who am I to tell her that eating out every single day and driving her two cars everywhere...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-07, 12:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,200
Posted By nasiralpharia

+1 Thats what I do. Two ice packs are good,...

+1
Thats what I do. Two ice packs are good, and I always eat stuff like mayo, and tuna, and I've never had a problem, even on the hottest summer days.
12-31-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,320
Posted By nasiralpharia

JeffS, I agree with everything you said about...

JeffS, I agree with everything you said about raliegh. I lived near nc state for a year, and I found that certain roads like western blvd in particular, were a nightmare to use getting downtown by...
12-10-06, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By nasiralpharia

well at least she will ride to the movies and...

well at least she will ride to the movies and church, thats better than nothing. It is hard in this age to convince someone to completley give up a car. My wife will always drive a car, and I except...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,153
Posted By nasiralpharia

Well I've been following this thread, and i say...

Well I've been following this thread, and i say great job cigtech! I guess we'll see the 1,000 mile mark this weekend?

I bought the denali a while back, but I did return it because I did not like...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,494
Posted By nasiralpharia

Well a whole lot of people die gruesome deaths in...

Well a whole lot of people die gruesome deaths in cars, all the time. If you really want to be safe, live in a basement telecommute, and order groceries online. You would never have to leave the...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,138
Posted By nasiralpharia

For now I'm just a bicycle with lights, but by...

For now I'm just a bicycle with lights, but by next winter I'll upgrade to motorcycle-ish, just got to scoop up the HID money. I do find that a reflective jacket helps alot, but with the dark country...
10-22-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,708
Posted By nasiralpharia

I have a two month old, and I can tell you that...

I have a two month old, and I can tell you that cars don't solve everything. He was born at home, in our in our bathtub, because he came so fast that we did not have time to get her dressed and into...
09-27-06, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By nasiralpharia

I'm allowed to keep both my bikes off to the side...

I'm allowed to keep both my bikes off to the side in the living room. The wife deals with it, they really don't stick out too much since their against the wall. When I get my third bike, I'm going to...
09-08-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By nasiralpharia

Quick head to mcdonalds, and pick up a pack of...

Quick head to mcdonalds, and pick up a pack of smokes will ya, we need to reverse these horrible life lengthing effects.
09-08-06, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,054
Posted By nasiralpharia

My wife had a baby just two weeks ago... We still...

My wife had a baby just two weeks ago... We still have a car. We went to the hospital the day before, they sent us home because her water had not broke, and the contractions were not soon enough. The...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By nasiralpharia

I have to disagree there too. I have tried to be...

I have to disagree there too. I have tried to be nice and keep moved over but it is dangerous. Close to my apartment a car nearly took me out with their mirror. I was "hugging" the side, their was no...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,116
Posted By nasiralpharia

I say go for it... Don't ever let anyone tell you...

I say go for it... Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something. I would say just try to get a 70 or 75 mile day in before, and see how that feels. You seem to be doing great so far.
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