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Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-08, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 194
Posted By Cycleman1958

Whitman cycling team needs homestay in Portland

Hello Portland-

Whitman college has a club cycling team which has been regularly competitive. I am a parent of one of the riders and have had them stay at my home in Everett Washington in the past...
02-10-08, 09:46 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 104,768
Posted By Cycleman1958

not enough

not enough
Forum: Europe
08-04-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By Cycleman1958

Jerez Spain- road conditions

Looks like my bride and I will honeymoon in Jerez. While she is dancing flamenco I am wanting to get out on the road. Any experiences anyone can provide would be worth hearing.

Like: Shall I pack...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Cycleman1958

Being self employed often has headaches. When the...

Being self employed often has headaches. When the office alarm goes off at 2 AM it is me and the police down there. Staff issues are seemingly constant, and the building always needs something. I...
03-22-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cycleman1958

To Iamlucky 13- I always lock the bike when...

To Iamlucky 13- I always lock the bike when mounting it on the rack. Habit mostly.

How about rear mounts like the hitch system? Someone asked about this. Sounds like a great idea until you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-07, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 665
Posted By Cycleman1958

It is July 2002. The kids and I are driving from...

It is July 2002. The kids and I are driving from Seattle to the Canyonlands with mountain bikes perched on ancient bike racks on the tent trailer. Along the way the racks are failing and the bikes...
03-21-07, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cycleman1958

Locked. I do so out of habit. I get the bike...

Locked. I do so out of habit. I get the bike back from the LBS tomorrow. Good thing too, looks like rain.
03-20-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By Cycleman1958

There are many dangers on the Burke Gilman Frodo-...

There are many dangers on the Burke Gilman Frodo-
Root heaves that leap out of the ground and tear your hands from the drops,
Mile markers that some have made only to confuse the user, that have...
03-20-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cycleman1958

What was the outcome, I mean did some get sued or...

What was the outcome, I mean did some get sued or something?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By Cycleman1958

Why not go with flat bar on a roadie?

Why not go with flat bar on a roadie?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By Cycleman1958

Buy the bike that represents your next step in...

Buy the bike that represents your next step in the sport. Keep the OCR for commuting. I commute on a hybrid I upgraded changing out the seat and seat post for something lighter, and going to flat bar...
03-18-07, 07:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cycleman1958

FYI: The report from the surgeons at the LBS is...

FYI: The report from the surgeons at the LBS is that the cro moly fork was salvaged by some blacksmithy but the rear wheel, the wheel that the strap held the bike to the car despite the fork mount...
03-17-07, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Cycleman1958

Lawyers, Death and Wheelmen

Another lawyer has dropped dead from cancer. If you count the heart disease as well,
that makes six dead lawyers from our town in less than three years. Tom was
two doors down from me. His partner...
03-15-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,809
Posted By Cycleman1958

Bike flew off car rack

I-90 Westbound, 60 + miles out of Spokane at 70 MPH
Headwinds about 30, gusts 40-50.
Fork mount on Yakima racks gave out, but the rear wheel strap hung on.
Bike banged against the side of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-07, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By Cycleman1958

I find the flat bar on my commuter, coupled with...

I find the flat bar on my commuter, coupled with bar ends for climbing, tremendously improved my commute. Its safer to be up and looking around when in the city, even when accelerating. My commuter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Cycleman1958

Frames, Cranks and Forks- where do I learn the terms?

Hello-
I have been a serious rider for about 5 years, but never really understood the claims of manufacturers or other riders about frame geometry, fork angles, and what the teeth in a crank mean to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,046
Posted By Cycleman1958

A few years ago under the moniker "shortlegs" I...

A few years ago under the moniker "shortlegs" I posed this question on the Bicycling.com forum. The question was similar, but mostly I wanted to know if I was giving up any power by sticking with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-07, 08:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,044
Posted By Cycleman1958

Everyone- Thanks for your comments. I ride in the...

Everyone- Thanks for your comments. I ride in the Seattle area and did Chilly Hilly on Bambridge Isle yesterday. I was in the granny gear three times. Pretty much sealed it for me. I had a regular...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,044
Posted By Cycleman1958

Thanks. This really is a two parter, isnt it? The...

Thanks. This really is a two parter, isnt it? The tech question as to whether the ride would be better, which it seems it wouldnt for the recreational rider.

Then there is the vanity thing, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 937
Posted By Cycleman1958

I dont accept the mission.

I dont accept the mission.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,044
Posted By Cycleman1958

Can Middle Aged Man Dump the Granny Gear?

OK, I really need to know.

Age 48
Weight 185-190, depending on what time of the season it is.
5'7". I come by short legs honestly. Generations ago while still in France the family name was...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-07, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Cycleman1958

This is tragic, but it sounds like she was riding...

This is tragic, but it sounds like she was riding in the dark without any saftey precautions. My headlamp fizzled on the way home from work Thursday, I bet about the same time. Erie. Anyway, the loss...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Cycleman1958

Its like welcoming a new comer to a church. Wait...

Its like welcoming a new comer to a church. Wait until you hit the spiritual demension along about mile 60. Or perhaps it will come to you on that long climb when you are up, out of the saddle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-06, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 637
Posted By Cycleman1958

Dude- first thing you need to know is you are not...

Dude- first thing you need to know is you are not a "biker". You are a "cyclist". Bikers are overweight hairy men with motors to propel them through time and space. Cyclists are trim althetic types....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-06, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,432
Posted By Cycleman1958

The blog was offensive and the work of the...

The blog was offensive and the work of the ignorant.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,038
Posted By Cycleman1958

cycling shoes, athletic socks, a worn out pair of...

cycling shoes, athletic socks, a worn out pair of cycling shorts, gloves, sweat band, any kind of t-shirt

And a walk man.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By Cycleman1958

The first weight you need to lose is the sort of...

The first weight you need to lose is the sort of frame walmart will sell you.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Cycleman1958

Who says this is not a contact sport.

Who says this is not a contact sport.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By Cycleman1958

Whitman College Cycling Team

OK, my daughters new Oreba arrived yesterday and is in her dorm room in Walla Walla Washington. She officially has a better bike than her father. What is up with that?

The women won the national...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-06, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By Cycleman1958

My sister proposed I carry pepper spray, and make...

My sister proposed I carry pepper spray, and make all this acedemic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,506
Posted By Cycleman1958

Define "recovery ride"

I keep hearing this term, and it seems to be associated with a day after ride of shorter duration. If anyone really knows or has an opinion I would like to hear.

Personally, I consider a recovery...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,640
Posted By Cycleman1958

Ahem. Well. Let me chime in as a member of the...

Ahem. Well. Let me chime in as a member of the Washington State Bar. We have strict liability here for dog bites. No "every dog gets one bite rule". Otherwise I do not practice in the area of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By Cycleman1958

I saw the infomerical. Thought it was a joke. The...

I saw the infomerical. Thought it was a joke. The next day I am at a tough event ride and emerge from the porta potty to find one of these behemouths parked at a rack. I didnt wait around to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 828
Posted By Cycleman1958

Consider that many of these people are armed. I...

Consider that many of these people are armed. I dont say anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,043
Posted By Cycleman1958

I have a Giant OCR 1, a recreational road bike....

I have a Giant OCR 1, a recreational road bike. The stock tires flatted 4 times in the first 400 miles, so an upgrade was necessary right out of the gate. Otherwise I love the bike, it fits me like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Cycleman1958

I nearly got creamed by four different old cars...

I nearly got creamed by four different old cars with four different young men with four different versions of why they have the right of way but they al boiled down to this: They are young, full of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By Cycleman1958

North of Seattle we have a trail called the...

North of Seattle we have a trail called the Interurban. In South Everett it goes through a bad neighborhood where I have seen helmetless people on bikes smoking. Women are attacked in this section...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-06, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 780
Posted By Cycleman1958

Sometimes I wish my flats announced themselves...

Sometimes I wish my flats announced themselves instead of creeping up on me like a cold or something.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Cycleman1958

Thanks a lot. These are all really good ideas...

Thanks a lot. These are all really good ideas about a subject in which I have complete ignorance. It is a numbness, accross the bottom of my foot. It becomes painful after a time. I have noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Cycleman1958

Foot pain- any ideas?

Listmates-
I have developed a painful right foot. It used to be that about 60 miles I had to stop and massage my foot and then watch it the rest of the day. This year that became an issue about mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By Cycleman1958

It is too weird to know this post is like all...

It is too weird to know this post is like all others on this forum, posted and read on a world wide service, then see the roads I know so well and pictures of my hometown posted in the same place....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Cycleman1958

Bumpersticker: So many Cyclists, So Little Time

I saw this on a bumpersticker last night. Twice. What do YOU think this means?

The old fellow had it on both sides of his 15 year old Mazda B2200 pickup truck. He also had a disabled placard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 997
Posted By Cycleman1958

Bees

I was on the flats down by the harbor in Everett once and had a bee fly into my mouth! I pivoted my head quickly and spat. Goner. Lucky to be here. Glad you still are too.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By Cycleman1958

Go Hybrid. I have been riding that distance for...

Go Hybrid. I have been riding that distance for years to work on a Trek 7300, then occassionally use the ability of it to haul to get around town to do other things, even grocery shopping or going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-06, 07:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,679
Posted By Cycleman1958

Call and write to the municipal prosecutor. We...

Call and write to the municipal prosecutor.
We have a "share the road" license plate in our state, but I have often thought a clandestine paint job on bad intersections of the figure of a downed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By Cycleman1958

I was on an event ride a couple weeks ago and...

I was on an event ride a couple weeks ago and came across a guy with a battery powered air pump strapped to the rack on his bike. Must have weighed 5 lbs. Dont do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Cycleman1958

What am I doing sitting here?

The sun is up, nothing is on the calender at work. Why am I reading these threads when I can be out on the bike? See ya, wouldnt want to be ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Cycleman1958

Look on Findlaw.com

Look on Findlaw.com
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Cycleman1958

Ditto on the wash and lube.

Ditto on the wash and lube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-06, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Cycleman1958

I bought the Trek 7300 in 2001. The seatpost had...

I bought the Trek 7300 in 2001. The seatpost had a spring in it, the saddle was wide and spongy, and the handlebars curved up to meet my arms. It was a good commuter, and is still is.

BUT I...
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