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04-07-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,107
Posted By Relaxer

I didn't receive particularly good customer...

I didn't receive particularly good customer service from them. Pre-purchase (and I said I was going to buy regardless) I asked if there was any way possible to get the team track without decals even...
04-05-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,791
Posted By Relaxer

I'm 40 years old (to speak to the earlier post...

I'm 40 years old (to speak to the earlier post saying older riders are more likely to use brakes) and I've been riding brakeless for years.

One observation -- pro-brakes people often like to argue...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,560
Posted By Relaxer

I've had the MTT for close to a year now and I...

I've had the MTT for close to a year now and I love it. I'm around 5'8 or so, 160 lbs, and I got the 54. For the first couple months, I really felt like it was too small but then I adjusted and now...
06-23-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 805
Views: 108,376
Posted By Relaxer

Thanks for replies on the toe overlap The frame...

Thanks for replies on the toe overlap
The frame size is a 56
06-22-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 805
Views: 108,376
Posted By Relaxer

After my regular commuter gave up the ghost, I...

After my regular commuter gave up the ghost, I started commuting on my Motobecane Team Track bike and have had zero problems. But I didn't want that to be permanent so bought the $270 Moto track....
Forum: Northeast
04-21-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 20,108
Posted By Relaxer

1. How many of you regularly commute within the...

1. How many of you regularly commute within the District?

I've been commuting daily for around four years. Each way is around four miles.

2. If you do commute, do you tend to stick to roads...
04-02-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,301
Posted By Relaxer

Woah, Carleton posing the tough-typing-guy...

Woah, Carleton posing the tough-typing-guy questions. Did you growl when you typed that aggressive post?
Thanks for keeping this clear of questions about, y'know, bikes and stuff.
grrrrrrrrrr!
04-02-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,661
Posted By Relaxer

I'm ~160 lbs and love my Motobecane Track. When I...

I'm ~160 lbs and love my Motobecane Track. When I ride it on a track/loop, I never worry about the durability. However the last few weeks I've had to use it as a thru-town commuter, and I gotta say,...
03-17-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 54,661
Posted By Relaxer

I bought one of these in November. I like it but...

I bought one of these in November. I like it but the 54 feels too small even though my three other bikes are all 54s. After 15 or 20 miles, my shoulders start to ache considerably.

Also, I'm...
Forum: Southeast
04-30-09, 08:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 437
Posted By Relaxer

D.C. Mayday Alleycat Race

http://i41.tinypic.com/35i7lvk.jpg

This Saturday. Excellent prizes, free registration, what more could you ask for?

(FYI, I have no connection/affiliation with this event, just planning on...
03-19-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,869
Posted By Relaxer

If we can't have a straight-up DC thread, then I...

If we can't have a straight-up DC thread, then I think this makes the most sense.
Forum: Northeast
11-14-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 31,385
Posted By Relaxer

So if you have a low number on the list, does...

So if you have a low number on the list, does that make you more awesome. Eighteen! Eighteen! USA! USA! (honks horn.... er, rather, dings bell) DING DING DING
Forum: Northeast
10-14-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Relaxer

I'm going to try and do it again in a few weeks....

I'm going to try and do it again in a few weeks. I want to do it soon enough that the route is somewhat fresh in my mind. Two buddies of mine, one of whom did it and the other who wasn't able to, are...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Relaxer

Hey guys, great ride! J, sorry we missed each...

Hey guys, great ride! J, sorry we missed each other, but it sounds like you made it through fine.
One observation I had was that when I finished at 1:45, there was NO ONE in the park, as in, no...
10-10-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14,057
Views: 1,609,691
Posted By Relaxer

What's wrong with a valve adaptor on a bike? I...

What's wrong with a valve adaptor on a bike? I keep a flipped one on all the time in case I need it.

Edit: oh, I guess I should read to the end of thread before bleating
Forum: Northeast
10-10-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,074
Posted By Relaxer

I am planning on doing the 50-state ride. I'm...

I am planning on doing the 50-state ride. I'm very familiar with DC so if anyone is interested in grouping up, let me know as I'm happy to do so. Have never done this ride, but have logged a lot of...
10-01-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

Saying you don't like the Cars, to me, is like...

Saying you don't like the Cars, to me, is like saying you don't like cupcakes or bjs. IT MAKES NO SENSE

Anyway, the new Metallica album absolutely rips.
Forum: Northeast
02-05-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By Relaxer

I'm glad the driver didn't just take off. I've...

I'm glad the driver didn't just take off. I've been hit several times over the last 15 years (fortunately, none leading to serious crash or injury) and in more cases than not, the driver sped off.
...
12-18-07, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

I really like a broad variety of stuff. This...

I really like a broad variety of stuff. This morning I played Pig Destroyer, Mika and Ghostface Killer, and enjoyed them all.

Girls Aloud is very good *for what it is* which is modern pop. The...
12-04-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

I'm a music geek and am part of a group of music...

I'm a music geek and am part of a group of music fans that places an unhealthy emphasis on Best of the Year lists. Here's mine for '07. Overall, it was a GREAT year for new music, but the best stuff...
Forum: Northeast
11-09-07, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 942
Posted By Relaxer

Capitol Hill Bikes is a good LBS. It's at 8th and...

Capitol Hill Bikes is a good LBS. It's at 8th and G SE. Another is the Bike Rack, which is new but I've heard good things about it. It's at around 14th and P, but I'd look it up first.
10-04-07, 12:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,429
Posted By Relaxer

When it's really cold out, I love the sensation...

When it's really cold out, I love the sensation of inhaling through my nose and feeling my snot freeze. I love less the need to break off the crust of snot after a ride from the bottom half of my...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-07, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Relaxer

Winter is my favorite time of the year for...

Winter is my favorite time of the year for riding. So long as you're appropriately dressed (layers!), the sensation is like swimming in a cool lake without getting wet. It took several rides to get...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By Relaxer

Kenny's BBQ on Capitol Hill is good. It's located...

Kenny's BBQ on Capitol Hill is good. It's located at 8th and Maryland NE.
09-10-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NT10KGMEL....

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NT10KGMEL._SS500_.jpg

Jay Reatard "Blood Visions" - This rules pretty hard. Kind of sounds like an American version of Supergrass on their debut, with some...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,135
Posted By Relaxer

I am physically ill with jealousy. Have a great...

I am physically ill with jealousy. Have a great ride. As you glide along, enjoying the air, the sun, the road, someone, somewhere, will be seething and writhing in envy. Take comfort in that.
08-30-07, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

I've tried really hard to get into this album but...

I've tried really hard to get into this album but I just can't. Part of it is I'm still swooning over Alligator, their previous disc. If you've not heard that one, I highly recommend it.

This is...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-07, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

Sorry, not understanding what you're saying. Are...

Sorry, not understanding what you're saying. Are you saying the loop distance is precisely 3 miles or 3.18 miles?
Forum: Northeast
08-29-07, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

It's funny you would ask (if I'm an engineer). I...

It's funny you would ask (if I'm an engineer). I spend all day at my job battling engineers, trying desperately to get them to think a little more creatively and to realize that our...
Forum: Northeast
08-28-07, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

That's interesting. Are you sure it's 33 laps?...

That's interesting. Are you sure it's 33 laps? Because I've always clocked the loop at around 3.18 miles, so that would be about 105 miles.
Don't mean to split hairs, I just get excited any time...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

Anyone planning on doing any evening laps this...

Anyone planning on doing any evening laps this week? Haven't had a good friendly head-to-head in awhile and would be into it. I tend to go at around 8/9 pm, but *might* be able to do an earlier one...
Forum: Northeast
08-20-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,135
Posted By Relaxer

Graw! We have to visit the inlaws that weekend in...

Graw! We have to visit the inlaws that weekend in Queens, so I'm out. DAMN!
I removed my name from the list, so it should be current.
Forum: Northeast
08-16-07, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

Had a great ride last night. I live at 13th and...

Had a great ride last night. I live at 13th and North Carolina NE (on Lincoln Park), and left the house at 9:35. Got to the Point at 9:45, first lap done by 9:55, second lap by 10:05, third by 10:15...
Forum: Northeast
08-14-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By Relaxer

I make that mistake a lot. It really looks better...

I make that mistake a lot. It really looks better as Haines. And in fact, that 'i' is superfluous, so I believe it should be called Hanes Point and be done with it.
Forum: Northeast
08-13-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,195
Posted By Relaxer

I ride night laps at Haines Point 2-3 a week. I...

I ride night laps at Haines Point 2-3 a week. I swear, it's a godsend for guys like us, as I also have a small child at home and don't want to split for a ride until he's in bed. Here's my...
08-10-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

Saw Muse play last night, and they are one of the...

Saw Muse play last night, and they are one of the best live bands out there right now. Was so inspired I went to this site and found a wealth of downloadable live shows.
...
Forum: Northeast
08-10-07, 08:40 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,135
Posted By Relaxer

Paul (cydewaze) - 62 Jessica (juf2m) - 45 ...

Paul (cydewaze) - 62
Jessica (juf2m) - 45
Bill (wj13us)
Bobby (bobby_c) - 62?
Liv (my wife - not on BF)
Matt (Gurana)
Ken (cc_rider)
Denny (trekden)
Erich (Relaxer) ------- 62
Dan (Derath)
Forum: Northeast
08-07-07, 12:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,135
Posted By Relaxer

I'm adding myself to the list, putting it on the...

I'm adding myself to the list, putting it on the family calendar, and defying my wife to prevent it (though she'll probably find a way). Anyway, I want in.

Paul (cydewaze)
Jessica (juf2m)
Bill...
Forum: Northeast
07-30-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

Is there a standard # of laps that the group aims...

Is there a standard # of laps that the group aims for or does everyone just do however many they want?
Forum: Northeast
07-30-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,109
Posted By Relaxer

Did 40 miles between 1 and 3 yesterday, including...

Did 40 miles between 1 and 3 yesterday, including a couple laps in the pouring rain. I thought it would be a major bummer, but it wasn't bad at all. And when the rain stopped, I still had 8 more laps...
07-24-07, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7,838
Views: 4,041,825
Posted By Relaxer

Gallows Pigeon Detectives the Enemy new...

Gallows
Pigeon Detectives
the Enemy
new White Stripes
new Dinosaur Jr
Fratellis
Battles

Lots of good **** out right now
Forum: Northeast
07-12-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

Mostly uninterrupted. The loop is about 3.2 miles...

Mostly uninterrupted. The loop is about 3.2 miles long, though you can extend it (though you are more exposed to traffic). There are points where you might have to slow a bit, but not much. If you go...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,842
Posted By Relaxer

I love the Point. I discovered it about 2 years...

I love the Point. I discovered it about 2 years ago, after 10+ years of doing various loops around town, and now it's all I do. I usually go at around 9:00 pm at night, once my son has gone to bed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Relaxer

The Point was fully functional as of last night....

The Point was fully functional as of last night. Got there at 9:00 pm and was on my way to a very satisfying 10-lap, 40 mile ride when, during Lap 8, I swallowed a bug. Man, I have REALLY been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By Relaxer

I hate racing shirts (as well as anything else...

I hate racing shirts (as well as anything else with advertising on it) and never wear them. Instead I have a collection of plain white undershirts that are a size too small. They're nice and snug, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Relaxer

I heard someone say that it was inaccessible this...

I heard someone say that it was inaccessible this morning, but I haven't seen it myself. I'm planning on doing laps tonight. Usually if there's flooding, it's down by the Awakening, and there's...
Forum: Northeast
06-13-07, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Relaxer

Hains Point is the place for you. It's a 3.2-mile...

Hains Point is the place for you. It's a 3.2-mile loop, and you can really do some great conditioning without having to worry about the clogged paths. As noted above, there are some peds and cars,...
Forum: Northeast
05-25-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Relaxer

Steelpot, There's a regular group of 20 or so...

Steelpot,
There's a regular group of 20 or so bikers who meet to do laps at Hains Point at noon during the week. I've only gone on Tues and Thurs, but there might be a group every day. These guys...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-07, 08:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,566
Posted By Relaxer

If you're still shopping around, you might check...

If you're still shopping around, you might check this out:

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presented by The Bicycle Place

• Got extra bikes or cycling gear?
• Kids outgrown their bikes?
• Want to...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,826
Posted By Relaxer

Haven't seen him, and clearly Bob "Smoke'em Cuz I...

Haven't seen him, and clearly Bob "Smoke'em Cuz I Got'em" Edwards wasn't a commuter. That guy was out front smoking every half an hour, it seemed.

I should note that after posting that I never...
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