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Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 65,691
Posted By jscotkey

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Forum: Commuting
05-01-11, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 65,691
Posted By jscotkey

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Forum: Touring
05-27-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By jscotkey

The best Kona Sutra thread lately...

The best Kona Sutra thread lately (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?628294-My-2009-Kona-Sutra-build-journal)...maybe the best, most informative thread on anything here in quite some time.
Forum: Touring
05-22-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,735
Posted By jscotkey

I think the Google bicycle thing is a definite...

I think the Google bicycle thing is a definite pre-beta that should have waited a bit until unveiling. At the same time, eventually Google will aggregate and refine this to the point to which ACA...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By jscotkey

Touring and the World Cup

Anybody else out there revising touring plans based on the start times of WC games (http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/matches/index.html)? My quandary is that I'm touring in the Godawful hot South and...
Forum: Touring
05-18-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By jscotkey

I went Extreme (my first Schwalbe tire) instead...

I went Extreme (my first Schwalbe tire) instead of Dureme, as I was anticipating a trip along the Great Divide this summer. A few months in with the Extreme and I'm loving it, even on pavement. ...
Forum: Touring
05-17-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 917
Posted By jscotkey

I just got some and love 'em. A bit hard to get...

I just got some and love 'em. A bit hard to get used to the "wide steering wheel" position, but so many hand choices! Of course 1/3rd of those choices are now taken up with a light, a mirror, a...
Forum: Touring
05-13-10, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jscotkey

Historian: Yes. Yes I could. That possibility...

Historian: Yes. Yes I could. That possibility came up, but I could use some route planning on how to best get from, let's say, Knoxville to Cumberland, MD or so to catch the C&O. Not being from...
Forum: Touring
05-12-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By jscotkey

Route Planning: STL, Tennessee River, BuRP, Pittsburgh

After much changing of plan, it looks like I'm doing the KATY in Missouri, then making some sort of a ragged letter U dropping south, then curving up in some fashion to end up in Pittsburgh. I want...
Forum: Touring
03-08-10, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,958
Posted By jscotkey

Re: "the GD thing", I'm using the 2.0 Marathon...

Re: "the GD thing", I'm using the 2.0 Marathon Extreme's and a LHT with those looks completely capable of handling the Route. Getting back to the overall question, I think we can all agree they are...
Forum: Touring
03-08-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,958
Posted By jscotkey

For me, I went with a LHT, primarily for two...

For me, I went with a LHT, primarily for two reasons. I vacillated on the disc brake question before deciding "regular" was the way to go. And, more importantly, I decided to spend the difference...
Forum: Touring
03-05-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By jscotkey

Self-deprecating humor, exotic locales, fabulous...

Self-deprecating humor, exotic locales, fabulous photographs. In other words, this journa (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/3951)l (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/3951). It's the ne plus...
Forum: Touring
03-05-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,126
Posted By jscotkey

A blog speaks to the individual experience, but...

A blog speaks to the individual experience, but Crazyguy is, for me anyway, an expression of a rather powerful shared collective experience. Each journal there adds to the experience that is...
Forum: Touring
03-04-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,730
Posted By jscotkey

Except for going black-on-olive instead of Brown,...

Except for going black-on-olive instead of Brown, my new Trucker is an almost exact replica of VT_Speed's Surly above. I admit I haven't used the butterfly bars quite yet (LHT build completion...
Forum: Touring
02-16-10, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By jscotkey

Thanks for the responses, and despite being a bit...

Thanks for the responses, and despite being a bit crunched for time I'm looking into that New Orleans to Mobile ride. Will look for a NOLA hotel as well for delivery of the bike. I keep hearing...
Forum: Touring
02-15-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By jscotkey

Getting A Bike To Mobile, AL

Just got off the phone with Amtrak and I'm confused/irritated. I'm trying to get from Albuquerque to Mobile in early June to start a tour up the Underground Railroad ACA Route. I've worked out how...
Forum: Touring
09-08-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,618
Posted By jscotkey

Okay. I'll amend my request to this: could...

Okay. I'll amend my request to this: could everyone just apologize and get over the "meat" thing and then tell me (and I'm guessing the original poster) tons of stuff about the cool reasons why...
Forum: Touring
09-08-09, 06:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,618
Posted By jscotkey

Sorry. Could we turn this thread into something...

Sorry. Could we turn this thread into something about Mongolia? Long story, but it's on the list of possible choices for summer 2010. I see very few CGOAB threads on it. Okay, I see a grand total...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,609
Posted By jscotkey

I'm one of the lesser popular teachers at my school

I'm one of the least popular teachers at my school...and the smell might have something to do with it. I have a 10 miler each way, and it's a bit uphill going in. I tried setting up some sort of...
Forum: Touring
07-28-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,794
Posted By jscotkey

I found it interesting in Germany...nobody tours...

I found it interesting in Germany...nobody tours in clipless pedals. It took a few days, and a nice, slow laydown in front of a unexpected car at a stop sign, before my brain finally snapped and I...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,184
Posted By jscotkey

I'm really liking the idea of a old, heavy U-lock...

I'm really liking the idea of a old, heavy U-lock attached to the end of a belt. Swinging that bad boy around would definitely clear a path. And I've got just the circa-1995, ultra-heavy Kryptonite...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By jscotkey

BD must have me figured out, because I'd almost...

BD must have me figured out, because I'd almost prefer a crappy paint job, especially for a cheaper price in which all else is equal. Methinks BD has a few of us figured out in that regard.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,184
Posted By jscotkey

Wgaynor: Sorry to hear about this. I must say...

Wgaynor: Sorry to hear about this. I must say based on your sig line I'm a little surprised the women who hit you is still alive. Nevertheless, I have officially checked Owensboro, KY off my list...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 734
Posted By jscotkey

Saw this old thread and had the same question. ...

Saw this old thread and had the same question. Any Cafe 24 owners out there who can give us a report?
Forum: Touring
07-03-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,184
Posted By jscotkey

I like my tents big, and don't mind a bit of...

I like my tents big, and don't mind a bit of weight. I took my Sierra Designs Sirius 3 with me to Germany and for 5 lbs. you get alot of tent, and good circulation, which is a big consideration for...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By jscotkey

fks: About 10 days into my trip, and the Brooks...

fks: About 10 days into my trip, and the Brooks is working like a angel-charm-good bike saddle. I´m never going back. My plastic "Liberator" has stayed in the panniers the whole trip. The Brooks...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-09, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 694
Posted By jscotkey

I'm sure that the Bike Forums Touring Section has...

I'm sure that the Bike Forums Touring Section has had nothing to do with your, or anyone else's, obsession with getting a LHT.

Absolutely nothing.
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By jscotkey

Camel: I agree. Both my saddle and pedals...

Camel:

I agree. Both my saddle and pedals are in the duffel, now about 12 hours from heading off. I'll give the Brooks a ride or two and see how it feels. Never ridden on a leather saddle,...
Forum: Touring
05-23-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By jscotkey

fks: Thanks, you appear to be absolutely...

fks: Thanks, you appear to be absolutely correct. My knowledge of Brooks products is low and my ability to find that particular model zero. Now I see it (as attached).

scot
Forum: Touring
05-21-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By jscotkey

ID This Saddle/Bike?

Shopping for a bike to pick up in Berlin for a tour and have contact with someone selling an obscure "Mezorex X-Cross Laser XT" (http://bikes.mezorex.com/index_old.html)...or something like that. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,278
Posted By jscotkey

Things I Worry About While Commuting: 1....

Things I Worry About While Commuting:

1. Getting Hit
2. Flat Tire
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6,745,982. Tires not looking clean.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,951
Posted By jscotkey

Now that Jeff mentions it, for my Colnago roadie...

Now that Jeff mentions it, for my Colnago roadie a friend hipped me to an Axiom Streamliner which turned that into a great commuter over my slower Marin mtb. $25 or so.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,951
Posted By jscotkey

I won't proselytize on time, money, job, etc.,...

I won't proselytize on time, money, job, etc., and will instead just defer to those suggesting possible bikes for you. Good luck.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,951
Posted By jscotkey

16 miles @ 13 mph = 1.23 hours 16 miles @ 17...

16 miles @ 13 mph = 1.23 hours
16 miles @ 17 mph = .94 hours

74 minutes v. 56 minutes, approximately

I'm a card-carrying cheapskate, but I'd save the $2000, ride the Trek and smell the roses...
Forum: Europe
05-14-09, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,355
Posted By jscotkey

Alan: The responses from used bike shops and...

Alan:

The responses from used bike shops and such continue to trickle in (I got another one this morning) and I'm about 90% confident I'll find a reasonable bike. Enough to go for it. Nothing...
Forum: Europe
05-13-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,355
Posted By jscotkey

Buying/Renting a Bike in Berlin

I've posted this at CrazyGuy and seemingly everywhere else in the Internet World, why not here too?

After much hemming, a whole lot of hawing and some more hemming, I'm throwing myself into total...
Forum: Touring
04-30-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,990
Posted By jscotkey

There are obviously some advantages to having a...

There are obviously some advantages to having a dysfunctional family. The idea that my parents, circa-1979, would tell me I couldn't do something at age 17/18 is unthinkable. It makes me laugh just...
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By jscotkey

Andre: That "Oder -Neiße" has been on my mind...

Andre: That "Oder -Neiße" has been on my mind for a few weeks now. I prefer small towns, generally, and the whole idea of a right along the border ride is of interest. That trail would definitely...
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By jscotkey

Thanks for the replies. My roadie doesn't take...

Thanks for the replies. My roadie doesn't take very wide tires, I'm afraid, and the excellent descriptions above push me toward the mtb (although I know it's overkill). Besides, I wonder how many...
Forum: Touring
04-25-09, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By jscotkey

Germany: Road or MTB?

I think I'm 98% decided on the issue, but still wonder whether I should take my road bike with Conti UGSkins or MTB with Nimbus tires on a tour of the Spree, Spreewald, Main and environs (with much...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-09, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,824
Posted By jscotkey

I have both the Axiom Streamliner pictured above...

I have both the Axiom Streamliner pictured above and the Ortlieb back rollers mentioned immediately above. Happy times. Very happy.
Forum: Touring
04-08-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By jscotkey

Gotte: I'm flying Continental (I...

Gotte: I'm flying Continental (I know...documented jerks about bikes, but the $566 R/T from Albuquerque was an offer too good to pass up) and I believe my connection is via Schiphol (Amsterdam).
...
Forum: Touring
04-08-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By jscotkey

Darn! or Great!....looks like I'm bringing my...

Darn! or Great!....looks like I'm bringing my bike. I just dread those conversations with Continental Airlines staff and have just about zero bike mechanic ability. Continued no luck in finding a...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By jscotkey

The First Big Day of the Non-Commuters

My route, which includes a popular bike path, had its first plethora o' riders today for the season. Totally different experience, and I felt a bit like a grand-dad seeing all the kids come to visit...
Forum: Touring
04-07-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By jscotkey

Touring Rental Berlin

Have had lots of great info here and at CGOAB, but still haven't quite found a rental place for my month-long river tour o' Germany in Berlin. Quite a few in-town kinda rental places, but...
Forum: Touring
03-21-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By jscotkey

I basically live in the photo above, if one...

I basically live in the photo above, if one removed all the houses around me. I can say I look at photos like that and think "Europe sounds like a far, far better place to tour". The same can be...
Forum: Touring
03-20-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By jscotkey

A Tourer in Berlin v. Haulin' My Own

The $64,000 question (or it only seems that expensive) in my upcoming trip to Berlin and environs is whether I can pick up a decent tourer in Berlin after shopping for a day or two, as opposed to...
Forum: Touring
03-16-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By jscotkey

Berlin-Leipzig "Skate" Route

Duke: I remember seeing your "west of Berlin" comment elsewhere, and wonder how one might best get to the "Radweg Berlin-Leipzig" (http://www.germany-tourism.de/cycling/tour_tips_archiv_13390.htm). ...
Forum: Touring
03-15-09, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By jscotkey

Thanks for the input folks. Keep it coming. ...

Thanks for the input folks. Keep it coming. Btw, for those looking for a Surly in Berlin, this link to the Radspannerrei (http://www.rad-spannerei.de/en/surly-bicycles.php) works best.

Between...
Forum: Touring
03-14-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By jscotkey

Berlin D-Route, etc.

Following up on the results of some "berlin" searches here, I'm looking for any input on various Euro and "D" routes out of Berlin. My plan for late May to late June definitely includes Leipzig...
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