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12-09-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By pointyhead

I was looking at some winter gloves at a local...

I was looking at some winter gloves at a local Sports Store. They wanted $30 for them. Went across the street to WalMart and found the same type of glove, almost identical in color, and with the same...
12-07-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 10,781
Posted By pointyhead

That is one gorgeous bike frame. I'm sure it will...

That is one gorgeous bike frame. I'm sure it will be phenomenal when it's complete. I love lugged frames!
12-06-10, 08:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 31,736
Posted By pointyhead

Up until last month, I rode an 89 Cannondale...

Up until last month, I rode an 89 Cannondale SR800, Now I'm on a Trek, but I think I'm going to hold on to old Blue, if for nothing more for nostalgia purposes.
12-06-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,137
Posted By pointyhead

I had a spoke break on a 36 spoke rear wheel once...

I had a spoke break on a 36 spoke rear wheel once as I was in the middle of a right turn from one street to another. It threw the wheel way out of true and slammed it against the left brake pad. It...
Forum: Southeast
12-04-10, 09:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By pointyhead

No problem about butting in, its still a free...

No problem about butting in, its still a free internet, for now at least. Since that Jennifer Ewing incident, most of the people that use the trail, especially in the more isolated sections carry...
Forum: Foo
12-03-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,790
Posted By pointyhead

The AF museum is Mecca, and everyone thats been...

The AF museum is Mecca, and everyone thats been the AF must attend before you die.

And the XB-70 is my favorite.

--retired AF avionics technician.
12-03-10, 01:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,636
Posted By pointyhead

No formal rides planned for me, however I am...

No formal rides planned for me, however I am working toward doing the entire Silver Comet/Chief Ladiga trails in one day (94 miles) in mid-July, and a 120 mile, one day ride from Warner Robins to...
Forum: Southeast
12-01-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,772
Posted By pointyhead

There is no road transition between the SCT and...

There is no road transition between the SCT and the CL. There's simply a large overhead sign and markers on the ground to let you know you have passed from one to the other. There's also a small...
Forum: Southeast
11-30-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By pointyhead

I have it in a nylon holster and I just keep it...

I have it in a nylon holster and I just keep it in my center jersey pocket. I have also clipped it to the inside of my shorts, on the right side, as I'm a leftie, and it's a lot easier to cross-draw.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,650
Posted By pointyhead

I have used MyTracks on my Android, until I went...

I have used MyTracks on my Android, until I went for a couple of rides and it had stopped sometime during the ride, so it never gave me the full details of the ride. Then I used MapMyRide, but it...
Forum: Southeast
11-28-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,027
Posted By pointyhead

Since the Jennifer Ewing tragedy on the Silver...

Since the Jennifer Ewing tragedy on the Silver Comet Trail in North Georgia, I make it a point of never going riding without my Ruger LCP .380 pistol in my pocket. You never know when you will meet...
Forum: Southeast
07-12-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By pointyhead

Thanks, Jason. My daughter and...

Thanks, Jason.

My daughter and brother-in-law will be coming to Columbus with me on the last Saturday of the month to do the trail. I'm looking forward to it as well as seeing the Infantry Museum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,853
Posted By pointyhead

I was about to ask the same question as the...

I was about to ask the same question as the original poster. I'm about to replace my 20 year old Cannondale SR800, which is about the stiffest and quickest turning bike ever built. I can't understand...
Forum: Southeast
07-08-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 985
Posted By pointyhead

Columbus Riverwalk Trail in Columbus, GA

Can someone tell me where the start of the trail actually is? Maybe some driving directions too, or the GPS coords. I've looked at a bunch of websites that tell of the trail, but nothing in the way...
12-11-03, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,526
Posted By pointyhead

Thanks for the good words. My wife did the diet...

Thanks for the good words. My wife did the diet with me. She has lost 17 pounds, but she is on a drug that has weight gain as a side effect so I am very proud of her for doing that much. She lost 5...
12-11-03, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,526
Posted By pointyhead

Wow, we could be twins. I have used the South...

Wow, we could be twins. I have used the South Beach Diet to lose 27 pounds since the first of September, and have been trying to get the last 3 POUNDS off for the past 3 weeks.

As to the cries of...
12-11-03, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By pointyhead

You can if you salt his oats! :p

You can if you salt his oats!

:p
12-02-03, 08:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,877
Posted By pointyhead

I haven't gotten one since I retired from the...

I haven't gotten one since I retired from the military 9 years ago, and I have never gotten the flu. I've always been paranoid about them since a lady I knew in Florida took one and ended up as a...
Forum: Introductions
10-29-03, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By pointyhead

Welcome to the forum. And, yes, I'm very familiar...

Welcome to the forum. And, yes, I'm very familiar with the big city of Hiram. I grew up there, though it was long ago. Your bio didn't state your age, but if you are as old as me, you'll remember...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-03, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By pointyhead

Down here in Georgia, we refer to the wind as...

Down here in Georgia, we refer to the wind as "Florida Hills".
Forum: Foo
10-16-03, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By pointyhead

I'd advise you to get at least an extra 128 mb SD...

I'd advise you to get at least an extra 128 mb SD card. At 55 to 60 bucks, they are as inexpensive as a few rolls of 35 mm film, plus developing, and they last forever. I have several 128 mb memory...
10-12-03, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7,848
Views: 4,035,447
Posted By pointyhead

Right now I'm listening to Nicole C. Mullen, whom...

Right now I'm listening to Nicole C. Mullen, whom I admire very much.


Nicole C. Mullen (http://www.nicolecmullen.com/)
10-09-03, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

Here in the United States (or at least some of...

Here in the United States (or at least some of the states) will take non-violent, non-sex offender inmates in the prison system and use them outside the jail to do physical labor like picking up...
Forum: Foo
10-08-03, 01:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,099
Posted By pointyhead

Back a few years ago, when I wore my hair in a...

Back a few years ago, when I wore my hair in a different style, I was often taken for Lewis Grizzard, the southern humorist. We both had the same stye of eyeglass frames, mustache, and hair color.
...
10-08-03, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

OK, now I get it.

OK, now I get it.
10-08-03, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

Again...maybe.

Again...maybe.
10-08-03, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

Hmm, like this?

Hmm, like this?
10-08-03, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

Jesus did tell his diciples to carry a weapon. In...

Jesus did tell his diciples to carry a weapon. In fact, here's His words on the subject:

Jesus told them, "But now, if you have a moneybag, take it with you. Also take a traveling bag, and if you...
10-07-03, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By pointyhead

To answer the question, the Wildhorse Spur is in...

To answer the question, the Wildhorse Spur is in Powder Springs, and the tunnel is about 15 miles west of there.


And when I was doing a lot of geocaching, I always carried a sidearm, because you...
10-07-03, 06:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,441
Posted By pointyhead

I was loath to join this fray, but I feel I need...

I was loath to join this fray, but I feel I need to point out that a lot of people seem to be missing the point about being armed while cycling. No one ever said that you could stop a car with a gun....
Forum: Foo
10-06-03, 03:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,128
Posted By pointyhead

It was a good match. You guys did great. Now I'm...

It was a good match. You guys did great. Now I'm a Cubs fan for the World Series. Get out the brooms, go for a sweep!!!!
Forum: Foo
10-05-03, 07:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,128
Posted By pointyhead

Sorry. All my love is being channelled to the...

Sorry. All my love is being channelled to the Braves at the moment.

But thanks for asking!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-03, 06:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,077
Posted By pointyhead

Thanks, I liked that one. I ride a blue...

Thanks, I liked that one.


I ride a blue and white Cannondale, so I tell the wife that I'm going out for a spin on "Big Blue".
Forum: Touring
09-26-03, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,166
Posted By pointyhead

One guess as to my choice!

One guess as to my choice!
09-25-03, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By pointyhead

Now that's funny! Thanks for the...

Now that's funny!


Thanks for the uplifting message in that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-03, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By pointyhead

Well, mine started to come off by itself. I was a...

Well, mine started to come off by itself. I was a few miles into the Bicycle Ride Across Georgia, when the darn thing broke loose and jammed itself in my cogs and chain. Thankfully, the sag wagon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-03, 01:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By pointyhead

Now here's an interesting device

Automatic Stop Light Changer (http://www.themirt.com/?keyword=http://www.foxnews.com/)



http://www.themirt.com/images/smallmirt.jpg
09-16-03, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,580
Posted By pointyhead

Hmmm, before I'd do that, I'd just go to the gym...

Hmmm, before I'd do that, I'd just go to the gym and hit the exercise bikes.

But one time, I waited for 3 hours for my neighbor to get home, because Fed- Hex left the box with my new Look pedals...
09-16-03, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By pointyhead

Very high tech two-way radio on descrete...

Very high tech two-way radio on descrete frequencies.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-03, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 655
Posted By pointyhead

Dial-in? That's so 90's. I use a VPN to get to my...

Dial-in? That's so 90's. I use a VPN to get to my equipment through my cable modem.
09-15-03, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By pointyhead

Bikes from the local police

So... I went this weekend to 3 large Goodwill/Salvation Army sites looking for bikes. I thought I might hit upon an old vintage or some beater to use to do the tour de neighborhood, but I didn't find...
09-15-03, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,557
Posted By pointyhead

While I was in Saudi we would sometimes have a...

While I was in Saudi we would sometimes have a can of Diet Pepsi in our locally procured box lunches. Granted that these came from Saudi Arabian bottlers, but this stuff was so nasty that even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-03, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,119
Posted By pointyhead

For LeMond or the team that had to get the towel...

For LeMond or the team that had to get the towel back?

;)
09-15-03, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By pointyhead

Ok, I took Middi-zonís advice and bought the...

Ok, I took Middi-zonís advice and bought the book. I had been looking into the Atkins plan, but I didnít like what I saw. I have a high cholesterol count and have to take a daily dose of Lipitor to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-03, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,119
Posted By pointyhead

Well, that's vaild one point for not drafting!!! ...

Well, that's vaild one point for not drafting!!!


:D
09-13-03, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 988
Posted By pointyhead

Check out this link for more information. ...

Check out this link for more information.


Lambert and Viscount Bikes (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/lambert.html)
09-11-03, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,592
Posted By pointyhead

Funny that this subject came up. My...

Funny that this subject came up. My Brother-in-law is a professional musician (drummer) and he has a "Bicycle Throne Seat" that he uses. It's sort of bike seat shaped with a semi-pointed nose instead...
09-10-03, 01:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By pointyhead

Krispy, I know what you mean. I am on a weight...

Krispy, I know what you mean. I am on a weight reduction plan at the moment and I was resisting cravings pretty well until.........yesterday........, a co-worker brought in some still warm, fresh...
09-10-03, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By pointyhead

No, This was called the Montezuma Century, and we...

No, This was called the Montezuma Century, and we went from Warner Robins, through Byron, Ft. Valley to Montezuma and back.

We were the Central Georgia Cyclists, not to be confused with the Middle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-03, 12:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By pointyhead

My very first bike flat occured on the first...

My very first bike flat occured on the first major ride I did, the BRAG. On the way to drop me off, my mother-in-law asked me what happens when I get a flat tire. I told her I had all the tools to...
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