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04-16-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,460
Posted By Santaria

I'm 42 and ride a hard tail; the one caveat is my...

I'm 42 and ride a hard tail; the one caveat is my hard tail isn't a stock bike. I own a 2013 Yeti Big Top with X0 components and a X-Fusion fork (34 stanchions). The things I've learned from riding a...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,547
Posted By Santaria

Those First Amendment blues...

Those First Amendment blues...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By Santaria

You did see that I own a 2013 Crosscheck AND a...

You did see that I own a 2013 Crosscheck AND a 2014 Giant VIA1 (townie, front rack, three-speed internal hub) which I am running Surly Nard 41s on, right? Why would I add another commuter-specific...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-15, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,485
Posted By Santaria

29+/fat tire all-rounder

I've saved up enough to buy a mountain bike, and I love my CC and VIA1 (with Surly Nard 41s). So
I went out and tried out a Beargrease 2 and loved it. I also love the Surly Krampus and today drove...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,651
Posted By Santaria

Anecdotal data: I rode my Karate Monkey with...

Anecdotal data:

I rode my Karate Monkey with platforms and my 5.10 AEscents a few years back. When I stood up to sprint off a psychotic chihuahua my foot slipped, rolled under the crank and sent...
02-18-15, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Santaria

I leave a pair of Sanuk boardrooms in my desk and...

I leave a pair of Sanuk boardrooms in my desk and also a pair of dress shoes. The trick is to ride in comfortable - and dress appropriately. I use a backpack over my panniers which I can't...
02-18-15, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 994
Posted By Santaria

I would second the swimming option. Anything that...

I would second the swimming option. Anything that lets you continue to burn calories is good.
02-13-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 5,656
Posted By Santaria

mtd: 221/400

mtd: 221/400
02-12-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,140
Posted By Santaria

I'm not sure about your app's data. I ride home...

I'm not sure about your app's data. I ride home 5.4 miles at an average of 12 miles per hour, and burn roughly 145 pounds. I'm 6' and weight 250, so while I know it takes more calories to move at...
02-11-15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,021
Posted By Santaria

There is a solid article on 5.10 AEscent here: ...

There is a solid article on 5.10 AEscent here:

Bike Touring Shoes - Five Ten Aescents - Pedaling Nowhere (http://www.pedalingnowhere.com/gear/bike-touring-shoes-pedals-7500-km-review/)

I use...
02-10-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Santaria

I've been on hormone replacement for about 5...

I've been on hormone replacement for about 5 years, and routinely get my blood work checked to evaluate if my dosage is correct. Unfortunately, even with the meds, things like appetite and metabolism...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By Santaria

Tires: Width and patterns

I'm trying something a little different.

Rider: 6', 250 lbs.
Bike: Surly CC (stock complete).
Tires: Surly Knards (41c)

I'm using the bike as my all-purpose steed at the moment. During the...
02-10-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Santaria

Some days its just hard not to buy the hype

I recently got back on a bike in January, but I have more than 20 years racing and commuting. This last "cycle" of downtime has really set me back emotionally. I'm sitting at 260 with Hoshimoto's...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 09:50 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,635
Posted By Santaria

I think it was Caps Lock's fault. That button...

I think it was Caps Lock's fault. That button couldn't get its subject/verb agreement 2 times in the SAME sentence! Oh no, Caps Locks found me.

The article does not met the metric of professional...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,162
Posted By Santaria

Just get practice in what you're using now and it...

Just get practice in what you're using now and it will resolve itself.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-15, 08:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,723
Posted By Santaria

I'm running Surly Knards (700c x 41 @ 27tip) and...

I'm running Surly Knards (700c x 41 @ 27tip) and deal with significant chipseal in deep South Texas.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,702
Posted By Santaria

I'm 250 lbs. and walked for 2.5 hours each way on...

I'm 250 lbs. and walked for 2.5 hours each way on my route. I'm not sure if I could do 21 - but if it was the difference between me meeting my goals and feeding my family, or not - I'd suck it up...
02-01-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,074
Posted By Santaria

I went out on a 50 mile ride this morning which...

I went out on a 50 mile ride this morning which was really the baptism by fire for her - and the crank performed no better or worse than Ultrega or 105-equipped bikes I have ridden - so I can agree....
02-01-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,074
Posted By Santaria

Awesome. I appreciate the feedback and will just...

Awesome. I appreciate the feedback and will just maintain and ride it to see how long I can keep it around. I have no grudges or issues with any of the components spec'd on my CC; however, I also...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By Santaria

This thread just turned into "how much do you...

This thread just turned into "how much do you bench?"
01-30-15, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By Santaria

Twin6 sales. bibs and thermals for 4 seasons...

Twin6 sales. bibs and thermals for 4 seasons riding. End of file.
01-30-15, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,074
Posted By Santaria

Andel crankset

I recently purchased a Surly CC complete and I'm really happy with it. I know that the components aren't top tier, so I'm looking at where I can make the most bang for my buck. Enter the Andel...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By Santaria

How I wish there was a like button.

How I wish there was a like button.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,125
Posted By Santaria

I just finished physical therapy for my knee and...

I just finished physical therapy for my knee and was told I'll never run again; I still ride.
I have four children - all of them ride. My oldest boy rides to school in the 7th grade and my...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Santaria

Cross check upgrade question

I see that Jenson USA has a 72 hour sale going on and I've been window shopping. I'm going to pull the trigger and upgrade my tiagra front DR for an ultegra for $39, but I'm a little thrown off on...
Forum: Touring
06-04-14, 01:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,054
Posted By Santaria

I was looking for some good recommendations; glad...

I was looking for some good recommendations; glad I found this thread.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,531
Posted By Santaria

I will add that my gaya wheels suck for road...

I will add that my gaya wheels suck for road tires. They cannot take over 65 psi. Period. Apex isn't that great and The bike had a fork recall on some models. I ride my nature boy 99 percent of the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By Santaria

101 here in Brownsville; broke a 113 year record....

101 here in Brownsville; broke a 113 year record. The benefit to living 30 miles off the Gulf is that we usually benefit with slightly lower temperatures than our inland empire friends in McAllen.
Forum: Commuting
06-29-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,082
Posted By Santaria

Singular has one, I'm sure. I just can't think of...

Singular has one, I'm sure. I just can't think of it off the top of my head. Or not, I don't see it anymore on their website.
06-25-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,044
Posted By Santaria

Just ride it like you stole it and have fun.

Just ride it like you stole it and have fun.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,533
Posted By Santaria

I'm not sure where this gets more entertaining;...

I'm not sure where this gets more entertaining; watching people try to roast a guy who is riding his bike for fun by using the logic that the people he's 'scalping' are riding their bike for fun, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,170
Posted By Santaria

Upgrades for a Salsa Vaya

So I got fortunate and took on a temporary contract that will help me net about $2.5k for fun money. With that, I started looking at two possibilities, because the money isn't budgeted by the wife or...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,300
Posted By Santaria

craigslist a cheap saris rack; I picked mine up...

craigslist a cheap saris rack; I picked mine up for $40 and the straps worked fine for my suburban's rear doors.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,391
Posted By Santaria

You'd run a dyno on a dedicated commuter or city...

You'd run a dyno on a dedicated commuter or city bike, but I would agree with you JohnJ80, a battery light option has better options for the N+1 crowd that doesn't want to have a multitude of setups...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By Santaria

Different types of sugar, not high fructose corn...

Different types of sugar, not high fructose corn syrup-grade stuff.

Also, the other thing that baron von trail pointed out is true - you're going to be putting a lot of miles on the bike - be...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,697
Posted By Santaria

Unfortunately, this is probably the most common...

Unfortunately, this is probably the most common outcome to these situations; never do anything that escalates the changes of a fight unless you've got the odds stacked in your favor.

I may be able...
06-19-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,848
Posted By Santaria

6' @ 220 lbs; 2013 Salsa Vaya 2, road/gravel,...

6' @ 220 lbs; 2013 Salsa Vaya 2, road/gravel, Commuting, CX. Cat 3 still, 700x38 - 60PSI (the max my rims will support).
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,187
Posted By Santaria

Covers it for me.

Covers it for me.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By Santaria

I'm commuting roughly 30-40 miles a day in...

I'm commuting roughly 30-40 miles a day in Brownsville, TX. Either direction I go, I find that I'm sweating, and I'm benefiting from the same coastal offshores you are. I give it another week or 2...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

The more I've thought about this, the more I've...

The more I've thought about this, the more I've been wondering if the solution isn't dealing with the dogs at all. You and the owner have had lots of intermediaries filter the message for you, and...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Santaria

They called me back quickly when I left a message...

They called me back quickly when I left a message on the hotline. My bike was not affected by the recall, but I am now even more happy with this company. I sincerely doubt that Specialized or...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 01:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,086
Posted By Santaria

Three route options: 7 miles, but it involves...

Three route options:
7 miles, but it involves crappy road conditions and is boring.
13 miles, dedicated bike lane and decent roads otherwise; bad wind option on the last 3 miles. It turns into a...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

Maybe Ubergeek can run interference for him, ride...

Maybe Ubergeek can run interference for him, ride in front of him and then lay down and play with the doggies?

Oh, by the by, dogs don't give a **** how much paperwork you file on them, true...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

I'm still amazed that someone who has read this...

I'm still amazed that someone who has read this thread is reaching for the can of "kumbiya" as a valid solution.

Add 3 hours to your route, cause that's what I'd do.
Buy them treats and show them...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 06:24 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

Bunkie, I think the problem is two things,...

Bunkie,

I think the problem is two things, but first, before someone pretends they're the English professor for this thread again - it's spelled right, which is different than write, but still not...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

Never critique people with an incomplete sentence.

Never critique people with an incomplete sentence.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 05:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,569
Posted By Santaria

You've got a few problems to overcome, but before...

You've got a few problems to overcome, but before I explain, let me put out a little back story.

I live in a colonia, on the border of Mexico/Texas. This is no-man's land, figuratively. The city...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,697
Posted By Santaria

I remind myself that first world problems aren't...

I remind myself that first world problems aren't that difficult, and that the driver will be out of my face within the next 1 minute or so - but any anger, rage or venom I add to the equation will...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By Santaria

I think my 2013 Vaya 2 is not in the recall, but...

I think my 2013 Vaya 2 is not in the recall, but until I get more information, or can get home and pull the fork and check the numbers, I'm not sure.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,163
Posted By Santaria

Wheelset upgrades

I'm currently using a Salsa 2 (Formula) hub laced to a DT Swiss X470 on my Vaya. The bike is flawless and feels solid under almost any conditions I put it under. The one thing I've been considering...
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