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Forum: Touring
03-09-07, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Critterpace

Cannondale R700 RIP

Took the bike in to get overhauled and everything cleaned. Instead of getting ready for the riding season, I got bad news from my mechanic. Somehow, I managed to tear holes in the driveside chain...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By Critterpace

I do if it is on a blank check.

I do if it is on a blank check.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-07, 06:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,663
Posted By Critterpace

Sweet. What fenders are those? I have a...

Sweet. What fenders are those? I have a Cannondale F600 (which looks like a similar frame except I have a suspension fork and discs brakes and would have to manipulate the mechanism probalby using...
Forum: Touring
01-05-07, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,178
Posted By Critterpace

I bought two so I could do my grocery shopping. I...

I bought two so I could do my grocery shopping. I like them, although I'm not using them quite as much as I originally thought. That's due to my own laziness, not the design of the bags.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Critterpace

Thanks. I'm considering The Max as a backup, but...

Thanks. I'm considering The Max as a backup, but wanted to try biking first because I can't ride my bike to work (I unfortunately need a car for work and have no place to park it overnight at work)....
Forum: Touring
01-03-07, 08:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,723
Posted By Critterpace

Yes gear can quickly add up. I've only done one...

Yes gear can quickly add up. I've only done one self-supported tour so far, so I'm no expert. But I had front and rear panniers and I would do it again in a heart beat. It's not because I had a lot...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-07, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By Critterpace

Jury duty Downtown KC

Got my first ever summons for jury duty and thought of riding to the courthouse instead of driving (court doesn't provide parking and besides I live near the Plaza so communiting would be easy). Any...
Forum: Touring
12-30-06, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Critterpace

Wouldn't the 305's battery life affect its...

Wouldn't the 305's battery life affect its usefullness on tours? The internal, lithium battery holds a 12-hour charge, according to the website. It is also non-user replaceable.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-06, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,334
Posted By Critterpace

I hope so too, but not because I have a new...

I hope so too, but not because I have a new contraption. I recently put the knobbies back on my mountain bike (was converted to a tourer). I'm ready.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-06, 12:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Critterpace

I'm sure it's not the bike, although some men...

I'm sure it's not the bike, although some men (ok, maybe just me) like sleek things too. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-26-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Critterpace

My brother-in-law got me one of these...

My brother-in-law got me one of these http://www.rei.com/product/480045.htm. Haven't ridden much with it mounted on my bike though.
Forum: Commuting
12-26-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,741
Posted By Critterpace

How much? I'm a former beagle/basset hound owner,...

How much? I'm a former beagle/basset hound owner, so Bailey would be in good care.
Forum: Touring
12-19-06, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Critterpace

Last time I checked with my lbs, they didn't any...

Last time I checked with my lbs, they didn't any for SPD-SL. It's good to know that they are available. But cleat wear was not the only issue. Thanks for the link. I probably will still switch to spd.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 61,997
Posted By Critterpace

Could moisture and cold weather created the...

Could moisture and cold weather created the problem you described? Don't blame yourself until you have exhausted all other possiblilities. :D
Forum: Touring
12-19-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By Critterpace

I used Shimano spd-sl (similar to Look) on my...

I used Shimano spd-sl (similar to Look) on my road bike when I did a supported tour this year. The off-the-bike walking just ate up my cleats. I plan on using my mountain bike shoes and the spd...
Forum: Touring
12-18-06, 10:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,414
Posted By Critterpace

As a person who burns just thinking of being in...

As a person who burns just thinking of being in the sun, I'm always looking for tips. I recently switched a skull cap during the summer months. I pack a Tilley hat (www.tilley.com) for when I'm off...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-06, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By Critterpace

I have the Planet Bike version for my road bike....

I have the Planet Bike version for my road bike. It works ok. I've only used them on long rides (over 30 miles) and found that they shift sometimes, giving rubbing the wheel. A slight adjustment gets...
Forum: Touring
12-16-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Critterpace

If you truly want your in-laws around, why not...

If you truly want your in-laws around, why not plan on renting a car while there so your in-laws could switch out riding and providing sag support. That way you can cover more miles and your in-laws...
Replies: 14
Views: 11,081
Posted By Critterpace

I did the MS-150 for the first time this year and...

I did the MS-150 for the first time this year and it started in rain. I had the PlanetBike Speed-Ez fenders on my roadbike which helped a lot.

You just can't get too close to the people in front...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,200
Posted By Critterpace

Wow. That would be great if that many people rode...

Wow. That would be great if that many people rode bikes around here. It's hard to find a bike rack around here, let alone bike-parking lots.
Forum: Touring
12-08-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Critterpace

I use Old Man Mountain racks for my front (and...

I use Old Man Mountain racks for my front (and back too). Check them out www.oldmanmountain.com. Do a search on the forum for others who have used them. The rack have worked well for me, but I'm...
Forum: Touring
12-07-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Critterpace

There's also Biking Across Kansas (www.bak.org).

There's also Biking Across Kansas (www.bak.org).
12-06-06, 11:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,210
Posted By Critterpace

I'm interested. Would you please do that? Thanks.

I'm interested. Would you please do that? Thanks.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 10:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By Critterpace

There's a place in KC called Mike's that has...

There's a place in KC called Mike's that has placed coins on the bar under a glass top. It's fun to watch people who have had too much to drink try to pick up "their money." I'm sure I entertained a...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By Critterpace

No. I just didn't make myself clear. The courier...

No. I just didn't make myself clear. The courier company that serves my office had a deal where it's drivers would allow Sonic to attach the cups.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Critterpace

Band-aids. That is what got me through my...

Band-aids. That is what got me through my marathon running phase. If you can find them, I used the small, round ones. Body Glide works wonders too.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By Critterpace

Sonic (a fast food place) is doing a similar...

Sonic (a fast food place) is doing a similar promotion here in the Kansas City area. One of the couriers that delivers to our office has a drink cup attached to his trunk. He has been stopped several...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,477
Posted By Critterpace

Screw up??? Nahh. Just an unplanned intense...

Screw up??? Nahh. Just an unplanned intense cardio workout.:D
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Critterpace

Thanks. That's what I thought. I like the clean...

Thanks. That's what I thought. I like the clean look of your design.
Forum: Commuting
12-04-06, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,611
Posted By Critterpace

Nice plans. Being a tinkerer with other's...

Nice plans. Being a tinkerer with other's designs, I was wondering if you considered just using a raincover for the helmet? If so, why not go that route? It seems it would be easier, but I can see...
Forum: Touring
12-02-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,657
Posted By Critterpace

Who are they? I need to avoid them and their...

Who are they? I need to avoid them and their "bad" advice. I love my Boulevard.
Forum: Touring
12-01-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By Critterpace

Being rather new, I've only done two tours (not...

Being rather new, I've only done two tours (not couting a MS-150 ride). One was a group ride, so accomodations was already taken care of. But on the other one (my first), I called ahead just to make...
Forum: Touring
12-01-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,172
Posted By Critterpace

On my two tours, water wasn't that big of a...

On my two tours, water wasn't that big of a problem. I have three bicycle water bottles on the bike (don't know how many ounces they carry) and a 72 ounce Camelbak on my back. By the time by Camelbak...
Replies: 14
Views: 11,081
Posted By Critterpace

Here's an idea if you want to do the extra work:...

Here's an idea if you want to do the extra work: When looking for the bike, find one that you can later put fenders and racks on. That way if both of you get long distance/touring bug, you can equip...
Forum: Touring
11-30-06, 05:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,657
Posted By Critterpace

I also would have eaten more. On my last day I...

I also would have eaten more. On my last day I had a serious energy crunch and spent some time along the side of the trail eating dry oatmeal so I could make it the last 20 miles. Odd, but that did...
Forum: Touring
11-30-06, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By Critterpace

Why not just mail your stuff to your destination...

Why not just mail your stuff to your destination and then just enjoy the ride? To feel better about "moving" it, take and pickup the items to and from the shipping company on your bike.
Forum: Touring
11-29-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,657
Posted By Critterpace

For me, it would have been to be in better shape...

For me, it would have been to be in better shape so I could spend more time exploring the towns I toured. I managed to do more of that towards the end of my first tour. But early on, I had grossly...
Forum: Touring
11-29-06, 08:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,660
Posted By Critterpace

My first tour was a solo trek on the Katy Trail...

My first tour was a solo trek on the Katy Trail (rail-to-trail) in Missouri. It was a blast to do, but got lonely at night in the campgrounds. Also had what I call "Jason" moments. That's when the...
Forum: Touring
11-02-06, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By Critterpace

It might be easier now that Oktoberfest is over....

It might be easier now that Oktoberfest is over. I would still plan ahead somewhat. When I did the Katy Trail last October, I camped most nights and stayed night in a B&B Hartsburg and in a RV cabin...
Forum: Touring
10-26-06, 10:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,581
Posted By Critterpace

I have the Arkel XM-45 and XM-28. Both are very...

I have the Arkel XM-45 and XM-28. Both are very nice. I don't know how they compare to other bags, but what I like is the full-length zipper that allows you access the gear you need, which seems to...
10-25-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Critterpace

I had something similar on a tour last June. A...

I had something similar on a tour last June. A tour bike mechanic wanted to change out the bottom bracket, but I balked at the price. I waited and then was told by another mechanic to just remove my...
10-24-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 895
Posted By Critterpace

I use a guage call Accu-Gage for when I'm...

I use a guage call Accu-Gage for when I'm touring. It seems to work well and I don't seem to lose too much pressure when I slip it on and off the valve stem, but then I never did tests to see if I...
Forum: Touring
10-23-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,536
Posted By Critterpace

I use Seal Line dry bags and they work well to...

I use Seal Line dry bags and they work well to keep my sleeping bag and pad dry. I have the baja and see bags, which aren't what you are looking for. I checked their website, www.seallinegear.com...
Forum: Touring
10-21-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By Critterpace

Armadillo Hemisphere vs. Schawlbe Marathon XR

I will be doing a road tour next summer, including some climbs up some mountains. Currently, my mtn. bike has the 'dillos. I was wondering if there is much of a differenc between them and the...
Forum: Touring
10-18-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By Critterpace

Restricted diets

Next year I will tour with a group of people, some who will have special diet needs (low sodium and such). I've done one self-supported tour in which I cooked/camped, but could rely on some...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Critterpace

My Cannondale F600 teases me with its available...

My Cannondale F600 teases me with its available eyelets, but the disc brakes are in the way too. I was wondering if there were something like spacers that I could build out just to clear the disc...
10-06-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Critterpace

Where can I find the metal cleats? My shoes came...

Where can I find the metal cleats? My shoes came with plastic knobs.
10-03-06, 07:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,360
Posted By Critterpace

I'm a big Ibex fan, but I can only afford their...

I'm a big Ibex fan, but I can only afford their stuff on sale. They have weekly specials as well as an outlet store. They have a website at www.ibex.com (http://www.ibex.com).
10-01-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Critterpace

Riding/stopping technique

Unfortunately/fortunately, I live in an area where there most likely won't be much snow to ride in.:mad: I envy those with actual snow. I live in an urban area where there is black ice after storms. ...
10-01-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,864
Posted By Critterpace

Have fun on the Katy. I did that a year ago on a...

Have fun on the Katy. I did that a year ago on a solo self-supported tour and camped out most nights. It is a really great route. I did it much slower than you are doing, partly because I could,...
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