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11-12-07, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By purple hayes

Will a Kona Blast work for a 380 lb. rider

I've got a bike I'm trying to sell and a potential buyer wants to know if it will hold up to a 380 lb. rider?

He said it would be mostly on-rode riding. Bike is in great shape, never wrecked....
Forum: Commuting
04-09-07, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By purple hayes

HA! I ride by one house that I swear moves their...

HA! I ride by one house that I swear moves their fake geese around.

/maybe it's just me though.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 08:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,909
Posted By purple hayes

36 miles round trip x 5 days a week. So, 180...

36 miles round trip x 5 days a week. So, 180 miles.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By purple hayes

Coffee on the ride in and water on the ride home.

Coffee on the ride in and water on the ride home.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-07, 06:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By purple hayes

If you don't have any problems running 70MPW, I...

If you don't have any problems running 70MPW, I doubt a could of 30 mile rides are going to hurt you.

Is Abilene flat?

If you ever manage to get in 300MPW cycling and 70MPW running, please...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,033
Posted By purple hayes

I'm a suburban ATL commuter and I haven't noticed...

I'm a suburban ATL commuter and I haven't noticed any more aggressive driving. I have had more people willing to talk to me at stop lights since more people are driving around with their windows down.
03-08-07, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By purple hayes

It had a triple until late last year when I...

It had a triple until late last year when I replaced the triple cranks with doubles.

The problem just started happening a couple of days ago. So I'm thinking it's not from wear because it didn't...
03-08-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By purple hayes

I just replaced the drivetrain late last year, so...

I just replaced the drivetrain late last year, so I'm hoping I haven't worn out the big chainring already.
03-08-07, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,357
Posted By purple hayes

Chain slips off big chain ring under heavy load

Bike: 2004(?) Giant OCR Touring w/105 dbl. cranks, 105 front der., Ultegra shifters.

The last couple of days, when I'm starting from a stop sign/light, sometimes the bike will suddenly drop the...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,346
Posted By purple hayes

Rectum? Damn near killed 'em. Wow. That...

Rectum? Damn near killed 'em.

Wow. That sounds incredibly painful. Heal up soon.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,563
Posted By purple hayes

Awesome! At least he took the prank in stride.

Awesome! At least he took the prank in stride.
Forum: Commuting
02-28-07, 09:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,690
Posted By purple hayes

I called someone about a purse I had found on the...

I called someone about a purse I had found on the road and it had > $70 in it. They didn't even say thanks when they picked it up.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By purple hayes

I guess it depends on how far you need to go.

I guess it depends on how far you need to go.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,454
Posted By purple hayes

" The Honk + Thumbs up: friendly or annoying?" ...

" The Honk + Thumbs up: friendly or annoying?"

Friendly - I've got a handful of motorists that I'll wave to every morning.
Forum: Commuting
02-14-07, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,374
Posted By purple hayes

He may want to look into telecommuting with that...

He may want to look into telecommuting with that kind of record.
Forum: Commuting
01-15-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,831
Posted By purple hayes

Was it O.J. looking for the low-speed chase?

Was it O.J. looking for the low-speed chase?
Forum: Commuting
12-14-06, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By purple hayes

Thanks for digging all that information up. I...

Thanks for digging all that information up. I didn't mean to come off as rude earlier, sorry if I did.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-06, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By purple hayes

How about video? ...

How about video?

http://johnnydu.com/uploads/ph/lights.mov



Link to GA law that states that?
Forum: Commuting
12-13-06, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By purple hayes

Complimented by one of Atlanta's finest

I was sitting at a stop light this morning and a motorcycle police officer rolls up beside me and compliments me on how bright my rear light set up is and says that you can really see it from a long...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-06, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By purple hayes

That's good to know. I guess I can be less...

That's good to know. I guess I can be less paranoid if I ever ride at that time. I always figured it was all drunks and criminals out at that time.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-06, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By purple hayes

Do you own stock in a zip-tie company?

Do you own stock in a zip-tie company?
10-26-06, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By purple hayes

I know a guy that lives inside the perimeter...

I know a guy that lives inside the perimeter that's car-free. I live outside the perimeter (Loganville), so I can't comment on riding in downtown Atlanta. Riding in the 'burbs is no problem though.
10-26-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,858
Posted By purple hayes

People die in bicycle accidents too. Will there...

People die in bicycle accidents too. Will there be a shirt available to reflect that?
Forum: Commuting
10-12-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,490
Posted By purple hayes

You're like rolling daylight! I bow to your...

You're like rolling daylight!

I bow to your luminance.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-06, 08:18 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,588
Posted By purple hayes

Me. At work with the commuter on the wall behind...

Me. At work with the commuter on the wall behind me.

http://www.runningforums.com/uploads/purple%20hayes/IMG_0057.jpg
08-30-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By purple hayes

I've got a 105 double that I'm going to put on...

I've got a 105 double that I'm going to put on there tonight.
08-30-06, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 908
Posted By purple hayes

Do the above. I've ruined more than one Astrale 8...

Do the above. I've ruined more than one Astrale 8 by tearing the wires out of the mount. They need to beef up the wires a little more if you ask me.
08-30-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By purple hayes

Maybe 70% of the time in the big ring, never ride...

Maybe 70% of the time in the big ring, never ride in smallest ring. The chain might be pushing 2,000 miles. It's not that old.
08-30-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By purple hayes

I don't think I've ever worn down a chainring so...

I don't think I've ever worn down a chainring so fast. I bought this bike new a little less than a year ago.
08-30-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By purple hayes

Is this chainring toast?

The chain keeps slipping off the big chain ring. And, to me, the chainring looks worn. I'd like some more opinions please.

Small reference photo....
Forum: Commuting
08-25-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,452
Posted By purple hayes

I've had a banner week. 5 flats so far. For...

I've had a banner week. 5 flats so far.

For me, flats come in groups. Probably be another month or so before I have another.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,116
Posted By purple hayes

Link to more info on that light? :eek:

Link to more info on that light? :eek:
Forum: Commuting
08-24-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,116
Posted By purple hayes

How many rear lights is too many?

During the wintertime, I'm sporting no less than.

1 of these http://www.performancebike.com/product_images/75/40_2242.jpg

2 of these http://cateye.com/sites/cateye/upload/products/267-t.jpg
...
07-10-06, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By purple hayes

I did this race as my first, too. Really didn't...

I did this race as my first, too. Really didn't know what I was getting myself into. I normally only ride in duathlons where there's no group riding.

I ended up getting dropped off the back after...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 504
Posted By purple hayes

This very thing happens to me on a regular basis....

This very thing happens to me on a regular basis. The closest call I've seen so far happened earlier this week. Guy passes me with no regard to the traffic in front of me that's stopped. He locked up...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By purple hayes

I never see anything that cool/weird when I ride....

I never see anything that cool/weird when I ride. :(
06-26-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By purple hayes

Can't get those cranks loose

I'm getting a popping noise from my cranks/bb when I stand to pedal.

I want to take off the cranks and bb for a clean and re-install, but I can't budge the bolts that hold the cranks on.

Any...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-06, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 876
Posted By purple hayes

This thread inspired me to learn to trackstand...

This thread inspired me to learn to trackstand this week. Next week, I'll work on doing a wheelie. I couldn't even do those when I was a kid.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By purple hayes

Why in the world would someone that is so...

Why in the world would someone that is so accident prone not wear a helmet?
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By purple hayes

I guess I need to clarify a little. Current...

I guess I need to clarify a little.

Current job = 8 miles away.
new job that just started yesterday = 18 miles away
lots of potential jobs just like the "new" job but closer = 3-5 miles away....
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,135
Posted By purple hayes

2 tubes, patch kit and a pump. I think I've had...

2 tubes, patch kit and a pump. I think I've had up to 3 flats in a 15 mile commute. 2 were at the same time.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By purple hayes

She got 10 tickets in a month's time. I think...

She got 10 tickets in a month's time. I think only 1 or two of them were moving violations.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By purple hayes

Mostly she just calls her friends for rides when...

Mostly she just calls her friends for rides when we refuse to drive her. I know she missed her first day at the new job (18+ miles from the house) because she couldn't find a ride.
Forum: Commuting
06-21-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By purple hayes

How to convince my daughter to start bike commuting

My 19 year old daughter's car is currently dead, but that's OK because her driver's license is currently suspended, too. :eek:

There are plenty of retail/food service jobs within 3-5 miles of the...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-06, 07:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,318
Posted By purple hayes

Maybe once every 3 weeks I'll see another rider...

Maybe once every 3 weeks I'll see another rider and then, half the time it's not even another commuter, just a roadie out for an early evening ride.

36 miles round trip in metro ATL. You'd think...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-06, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,443
Posted By purple hayes

in order of importance a) good exercise b)...

in order of importance

a) good exercise
b) costs less than driving
c) fun
d) environmentally friendly
Forum: Commuting
05-31-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By purple hayes

[weather related] what would you have done?

Last week, on the ride home. The clouds behind me looked gray and foreboding, but the clouds in front of me look OK.

2 miles into the ride, it starts to rain. Not bad, just off and on. I'm...
Forum: Introductions
05-10-06, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By purple hayes

Welcome to the forums! I'm a suburban ATL...

Welcome to the forums!

I'm a suburban ATL commuter (Gwinnett Co.). Rain or shine, I'm out there.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By purple hayes

Do you have threaded presta valves? I find that...

Do you have threaded presta valves? I find that the ones that are threaded (and I use the nut) are less likely to tear at the valve/tire spot.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,815
Posted By purple hayes

18 miles in suburban Atlanta. in the mornings,...

18 miles in suburban Atlanta. in the mornings, about an hour by car and a few minutes longer by bike (maybe 5). Traffic isn't quite so bad on the way home, so 45 by car and about 1 hr. by bike.

I...
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