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Forum: Commuting
12-14-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 105,341
Posted By TimothyF

Cold down south today. 35F on my doorstep. What...

Cold down south today. 35F on my doorstep. What a day to start commuting again! Glad I did it. Only 30 minutes, though my fingers were tingling through the gloves I had chosen. Little sweaty up...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,322
Posted By TimothyF

I have done the same thing. I wish I hadn't. I...

I have done the same thing. I wish I hadn't. I am working on my self control. Chances are non-existent that the cager would suddenly feel embarrassed or remorse for being a jerk once he sees the...
07-19-10, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By TimothyF

Good Luck! Ride more, eat less. It will work...

Good Luck! Ride more, eat less. It will work eventually. Be patient and remember that every turn of the crank is getting you closer to your goal.
07-14-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,305
Posted By TimothyF

Sheldon Brown says no. ...

Sheldon Brown says no. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-rotation.html

It is common for a front tire to outlast a rear tire by as much as three to one. Rear tires have more weight on them, and...
07-14-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,833
Posted By TimothyF

Beat it with a hammer till it changed its shape....

Beat it with a hammer till it changed its shape. :) I have no idea how it broke. It guess it was a tab or something that held one end of the spring. I never knew what it looked like before it...
07-12-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,833
Posted By TimothyF

Yes, the cables I know were replaced after a...

Yes, the cables I know were replaced after a riser bar/extension was installed.

A piece that held the spring inside the 4403 broke or sheared off leaving no tension for shifting.

Thanks...
07-12-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,833
Posted By TimothyF

Upgrading from the Tiagra 4403 front derailleur.

My 4403 broke. I have never liked how it shifted and how many adjustments I had to make. I wonder what my options are for upgrading?

The 4403 is a Tiagra clamp-on 31.8

The bike is a 9 speed:...
03-12-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,905
Posted By TimothyF

Had that problem today, as a matter of fact. The...

Had that problem today, as a matter of fact. The connector worked loose from the battery pack. Not sure how long I was riding without it. I think it was sliding around in my trunk bag.
03-11-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By TimothyF

Mounting my rear light battery in a rack bag. My...

Mounting my rear light battery in a rack bag. My front light battery is in a Bento Box--seat tube holder for snacks and id, cell, etc.
03-10-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,905
Posted By TimothyF

My lights came in yesterday! Very pleased with...

My lights came in yesterday! Very pleased with them and what I paid for them.

If you are on the fence about buying Dinotte, consider this. I have bought LED flashlights for the front, front...
03-09-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,905
Posted By TimothyF

I'll see if that will fit my rack. THX

I'll see if that will fit my rack. THX
03-09-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,905
Posted By TimothyF

Thanks to the OP! Ordered the 140 tail light and...

Thanks to the OP! Ordered the 140 tail light and the 200 front. Both under 90 bucks each. Expecting delivery today. Soon as I figure out how to mount to my rack, I will be in business!
09-10-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,079
Posted By TimothyF

There were at one time some triangular shaped...

There were at one time some triangular shaped lights that were pretty bright and popular. Large. Came in red, amber, blue, and green, if I remember. Wanted one. Or two.
Forum: Touring
09-10-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By TimothyF

Was also considering going east to Statesboro,...

Was also considering going east to Statesboro, then picking up the coastal route. Long way off, though. Appreciate the tip.
Forum: Touring
08-27-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By TimothyF

Route Suggestions: ALA to NYC

Future planning! Would like to visit my relatives in NYC on a bike tour. I am in Montgomery, AL. 70/30camping/hotel. How would you make the trip?

My first thought was to work my way over to one...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,220
Posted By TimothyF

I have had comfy rides on 35 mm.

I have had comfy rides on 35 mm.
Forum: Touring
07-23-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By TimothyF

Try searching the journals on Crazy Guy on a...

Try searching the journals on Crazy Guy on a Bike. Lots of detailed entries on traffic, roads, etc etc. I think you will find it informative.
07-21-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By TimothyF

I second this. I tried Machka's suggestion on my...

I second this. I tried Machka's suggestion on my first century. I used Ensure Plus. High Calories, Lots of Carbs. Easy on the stomach. Drank one towards the 90 mile mark, when I was starting to...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,535
Posted By TimothyF

I do. I don't see that many where I live, so I...

I do. I don't see that many where I live, so I always try to wave. I try to wave at motorcyclists to, but they don't wave back.
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,769
Posted By TimothyF

Chipcom had it right. POSITION IS EVERYTHING!! ...

Chipcom had it right. POSITION IS EVERYTHING!! Any saddle can hurt if you don't have it in the right position.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By TimothyF

Well said, well said!

Well said, well said!
Replies: 90
Views: 5,444
Posted By TimothyF

Competed my first century yesterday!! The...

Competed my first century yesterday!!

The Tour Autuaga is in Prattville, AL (Autauga County). It is rural and very very hilly.

I finished 110 miles in 7hrs, 39m.
Replies: 90
Views: 5,444
Posted By TimothyF

I am going for my first century this Saturday,...

I am going for my first century this Saturday, and I am going to make it a double metric by riding from my house to the event.

I have a new bike (Windsor Tourist), new cycling shorts, and lots of...
04-22-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,765
Posted By TimothyF

mrjhmm>> I guess Nashbar was watching the...

mrjhmm>>
I guess Nashbar was watching the thread and raised the price! I don't know why it was so low at that time.

evblazer>>
Perception, I guess. It hurt my eyes when I held it at arms...
04-18-09, 07:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,765
Posted By TimothyF

New tail light for me: Cherry Bomb

OK, I gotta tell you how much I like the Nite Rider Cherry Bomb. I am slammed for the next few weeks, so I can't do video or photos right now, but you can believe me when I tell you this is a great...
04-07-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By TimothyF

I rode 81 miles Sunday, in 5.5 hours. My longest...

I rode 81 miles Sunday, in 5.5 hours. My longest of the year. I had a slice of wheat bread with peanut butter and yogurt for breakfast, and was on the bike 30 minutes later. I packed my Camelbak...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-09, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,525
Posted By TimothyF

Very happy with my BD Windsor Tourist. Looks...

Very happy with my BD Windsor Tourist. Looks like the Fuji Touring bike. I can't compare to the >1000 dollar bikes, as I have never owned one. But I like what I have and I feel like I got a great...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,620
Posted By TimothyF

Target has similar products. If I had the $$ I...

Target has similar products. If I had the $$ I would by the nice wool and all of that. But I am struggling. I can by 10 of these basic quick dry shirts for less than one of the wools.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By TimothyF

My company choose not to participate. I am...

My company choose not to participate. I am disappointed, because I could put that to good use. I figure they will be paying out one way or another. If not to support my healthy lifestyle, they...
03-28-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By TimothyF

Have you tried positioning the nose of the...

Have you tried positioning the nose of the saddle? I had severe pain, but nosing up on the saddle "rolled me" back on my sit bones, and I was comfortable afterward.
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By TimothyF

I am about to pull the trigger on this bike-- Do...

I am about to pull the trigger on this bike-- Do you have any regrets about this purchase?
Replies: 17
Views: 782
Posted By TimothyF

Did the Natchez in 2007-- from Nashville to...

Did the Natchez in 2007-- from Nashville to Tupelo. Great road for riding.
03-17-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By TimothyF

Totally agree. Went to the Mtgy Dreamland and...

Totally agree. Went to the Mtgy Dreamland and never went back. I left wondering if the one in T-town was than much better, or if it was my fond memories of the gameday and the *ambience* made it seem...
03-17-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 578
Posted By TimothyF

mmm... Who's BBQ? Archibald's? Dreamland? That...

mmm... Who's BBQ? Archibald's? Dreamland? That might have been a determining factor in race, if I were in it. :-) Haven't been to "the motherland" for the good stuff in a while.
03-13-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,529
Posted By TimothyF

Oh, yeah! I forgot about the bell. You can find...

Oh, yeah! I forgot about the bell. You can find them shaped like anything now. Daughter would love that.

And I, I would probably not. :D
03-12-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,529
Posted By TimothyF

HELP: converting a boy's bike to a girl's bike

It seems in my family of four, we are all needing bike upgrades.

I am trying to avoid buying 4 new bikes, hoping to pass some "down the line". My daughter is turning 6, and is ready to graduate...
03-03-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,250
Posted By TimothyF

I increased my commute to 15 from 6 miles, giving...

I increased my commute to 15 from 6 miles, giving me of course, 30 miles per day. I rode 501 miles for Feb and I lost 12.5 pounds. I also kept my calories between 1700-2000, more or less. I ate...
02-28-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 12,071
Posted By TimothyF

I just finished a twenty mile ride for a total of...

I just finished a twenty mile ride for a total of 501. I am fighting off a cold and cough, really shouldn't be riding.

But considering I had 115 for January, I am quite pleased with myself.
...
02-27-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 12,071
Posted By TimothyF

466 after my ride in today. 34 to go, an easy...

466 after my ride in today. 34 to go, an easy split for tonight and tomorrow.

Thunderstorms today and tomorrow here, however, and I think I am getting bronchitus.

I'll make the goal, but...
02-25-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 12,071
Posted By TimothyF

I'm going to make it -- barely. I got a good 46...

I'm going to make it -- barely. I got a good 46 miles in yesterday. I will have to ride 28 miles each day to finish, but I will make it.

Thanks Jesspal.
02-25-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,539
Posted By TimothyF

Need a dessert? Try homemade hot cocoa...

Need a dessert?

Try homemade hot cocoa after dinner. Tablespoon of dark cocoa, little sugar, dash of salt and 2% low fat milk.

Under 200 calories, and filling. Helps me avoid "other"...
02-23-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 12,071
Posted By TimothyF

Disaster: I have a fever and cold. Daughter was...

Disaster: I have a fever and cold. Daughter was sick Friday, and I started feeling it on Saturday.

Needed 30 miles each day M-F to make it. Hope to be back on the bike tomorrow, but I am taking...
02-19-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,276
Posted By TimothyF

I can't keep my hands and feet warm! After an...

I can't keep my hands and feet warm! After an hour, under 35F, it doesn't matter what I do-- multiple layers, chem hand/feet warmers. I still feel it.
02-19-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,126
Posted By TimothyF

Like Konrad, I too do okay until the final max...

Like Konrad, I too do okay until the final max out set. I have to rest for a few seconds at least once to do the final, say 24 push ups of the 5th set. I may move to trying to go every two days,...
02-18-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By TimothyF

Thanks--

Thanks--
02-18-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By TimothyF

Wordpress sites are blocked for me at work. Can...

Wordpress sites are blocked for me at work. Can you elaborate, please?
02-17-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By TimothyF

Miss B, In all honesty, I don't know if I...

Miss B,

In all honesty, I don't know if I will be ready by then. I will shoot you a note when I get a firm idea of when I will go.
02-17-09, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By TimothyF

Wow! Are you comin' on to me? :love: I am...

Wow! Are you comin' on to me? :love:

I am trying to get into riding shape. I have been doing commuting miles, about an hour a time. Need to build up to get some extended seat time.

I ride...
02-17-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By TimothyF

Hope to ride the Lidega -Silver Comet soon--from...

Hope to ride the Lidega -Silver Comet soon--from AL to ATL-- for my first century.
02-17-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 12,071
Posted By TimothyF

Life got in the way last week. Missed my Friday...

Life got in the way last week. Missed my Friday commute, and didn't ride over the weekend. Sitting on 246 after Monday.

Gotta step up!
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