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07-14-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By Village Idiot

The tire had between 500 and 600 miles on it, the...

The tire had between 500 and 600 miles on it, the tube much less. I did have a total of 3 flats from thorns on that tire. The blow out occured onthe tread and there didn't look like any damage was on...
07-13-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By Village Idiot

I believe the max psi rating is 60. I could be...

I believe the max psi rating is 60. I could be wrong, but I think that's what I read. Could the heat with the increase in pressure plus the weakening of the rubber cause the blow out? I know that...
07-12-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By Village Idiot

It's a 29" wheel with the tire pumped up to about...

It's a 29" wheel with the tire pumped up to about 40psi.

And it was hitting over 90 that week.
07-12-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,424
Posted By Village Idiot

Storing a wheel/tire in a hot car?

So I like to go riding right after work, which means that I have to keep my wheel & tire in the trunk during the day. About 3 weeks ago, I opened my trunk to discover a blow out and had to replace...
09-14-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Village Idiot

Eat less, drink more....er, well drink less too...

Eat less, drink more....er, well drink less too actually.

Apart from riding (which I've slowed down on a bit with the weather and my schedule) I've completely changed the way I was eating. I went...
09-14-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Village Idiot

I did it!

As of weigh in this afternoon, I'm under 200. This is the first time I've been this light since probably high school. Another 30-40 left and I'll be at my target weight.

I'm only 5'10 - 5'11, so I...
08-17-09, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By Village Idiot

High five. :thumb:

High five. :thumb:
08-17-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By Village Idiot

This weekend I had 3 huge chicken tacos from a...

This weekend I had 3 huge chicken tacos from a local place with fresh ingredients, two fish tacos that night, a huge roast beef and provologne sub the next day and miscellaneous amounts of vodka and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

Not that you'd have to half ass the seat and...

Not that you'd have to half ass the seat and place yourself all the way off the side, but a shift in body weight.

Holding more speed through a corner = less acceleration to be done afterwards....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

I take it you've never been to my mountains....

I take it you've never been to my mountains. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 10:58 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 09:54 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

I didn't say that you could turn a motorcycle...

I didn't say that you could turn a motorcycle without turning the handlebars, I said that once you start to push the limits, than it has everything to do with the turning. Body position affects CoG...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

So why don't bicycle racers have suits and...

So why don't bicycle racers have suits and helmets that allow balls out without worrying about tearing yourself up too badly? They don't have to be as big and heavy as a full leather suit of course,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

Leaning has everything to do with turning on a...

Leaning has everything to do with turning on a motorcycle when you're starting to push the limits. Leaning yourself off the bike towards the ground lowers your center of gravity and allows the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,961
Posted By Village Idiot

Physics, motorcycles, and turning faster than everyone else.

So how far can you lean off a road bike when taking a corner without toppling over?

I mean, that's how motorcycles turn. Would you be faster in a corner where you wouldn't lose much momentum...
Forum: Foo
07-13-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,980
Posted By Village Idiot

Two from my peephole series. There were done by...

Two from my peephole series. There were done by using a paper towel roll on a kit lens with a 30D.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2043/2317864659_a1a2b66cec.jpg...
07-09-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Village Idiot

I went for a 17.5 mi road ride that seemed like...

I went for a 17.5 mi road ride that seemed like nothing but hills yesterday. If you're on a particularly nasty hill, I'd suggest unclipping if you're starting to lose momentum and pedal that way. I...
07-08-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 832
Posted By Village Idiot

Find a nice long stretch of road/trail that's...

Find a nice long stretch of road/trail that's relatively flat and go for it. Don't bother looking, just get used to where you put your feet to clip in at.

Also, remember, catch the front and push...
07-08-09, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Village Idiot

Did ten miles on that little track last week. ...

Did ten miles on that little track last week.

Meeting up with members of the local club tonight to find an actual road route to ride on.
Forum: Foo
07-06-09, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,980
Posted By Village Idiot

:innocent:

:innocent:
Forum: Foo
07-06-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,980
Posted By Village Idiot

Silly friends of mine and the things they do to...

Silly friends of mine and the things they do to when asked...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3630/3372719377_d860e35199.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cokronk/3372719377/)

And a house fire...
07-06-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Village Idiot

No worries.

No worries.
07-02-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,134
Posted By Village Idiot

Wow, now I feel out of place. You guys are all...

Wow, now I feel out of place. You guys are all old farts.

:p
Forum: Foo
07-02-09, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,931
Views: 224,980
Posted By Village Idiot

This is from a shoot that the DC/Baltimore/NoVa...

This is from a shoot that the DC/Baltimore/NoVa Strobist group and the Philadelphia Strobist group did at Eastern State Penitentiary. Transformers 2 was shot there and this hallway was actually in...
07-01-09, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Village Idiot

I really need a bike computer to see how far up...

I really need a bike computer to see how far up I'm going.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By Village Idiot

How are you supposed to shift in this situation?...

How are you supposed to shift in this situation? Almost in the highest gear coming down a bit of a slope that hits this hill. I don't have the speed or momentum to make it all the way to the top...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By Village Idiot

105 front and Ultegra rear. My last time up...

105 front and Ultegra rear.

My last time up I went from almost the highest gear to the lowest, I was shifting early enough to try and keep spinning at the same speed without slowing down.
07-01-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By Village Idiot

From trail to road: Man I suck.

So I went from riding on the Towpath, which is a relatively flat 187 mile trail that spans Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC, to road riding for the first time yesterday.

Since road paths and bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,354
Posted By Village Idiot

Shifting under heavy loads?

I have a .5 mile span of freshly paved development that has practically been abandoned since the houseing market bust. They never even started building houses. So from one cul-de-sac to the other and...
06-25-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Village Idiot

Congrats on the loss (Heh, I guess this is one of...

Congrats on the loss (Heh, I guess this is one of the only times you can congratulate some one on a loss :D ).

I think my current belt is just for show now, it's not doing anything to hold my...
06-25-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By Village Idiot

Tiny toes. They're angry they can't effeciently...

Tiny toes. They're angry they can't effeciently ride a bike so they take it out on others.
06-25-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,565
Posted By Village Idiot

AFAIK, WV, VA, and MD don't, but I change lanes...

AFAIK, WV, VA, and MD don't, but I change lanes regardless of whether or not it's a legal obligation. It's just curteous.
06-24-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Village Idiot

I already found the rack on Thule's site. I was...

I already found the rack on Thule's site. I was just wondering how people went about getting heavier bikes up without tearing up their cars.

I also have friends that I can enlist to help put this...
06-24-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Village Idiot

My first ride was 7 miles and it probably took...

My first ride was 7 miles and it probably took about 45-60 minutes. about a month and a half later, my butt doesn't hurt when I do two consecutive days of 20 mile rides at 15 mph average speed. Just...
06-24-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Village Idiot

Ever since I started riding, I completely changed...

Ever since I started riding, I completely changed the way I eat. I used to eat junk food, McD's for breakfast when I was running late for work, Chinese buffet's, drinking beer all the time. Now I...
06-24-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Village Idiot

40 Days...

40 days, 254 miles, and 22 lbs.

I'm at 218 from 240.

I'm a photographer, yet I don't have very many pictures of myself. This was July 20, 2007. I was always about this size.
...
06-24-09, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Village Idiot

I believe he's implying that you should watch...

I believe he's implying that you should watch your own ass and know the risk you take.

When I'm riding the motorcycle, every single person in a car is out to kill me. At least with that, I can hit...
06-24-09, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Village Idiot

That's what I've been doing. The inside is filthy...

That's what I've been doing. The inside is filthy and I can't carry more than two bikes. And the cabin is far from oversized. I've had 10 people in it when it's only supposed to fit 7. Plus when the...
06-24-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Village Idiot

This thread motivated me to go purchase a new...

This thread motivated me to go purchase a new tube after work so I could go ride. :D
06-23-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By Village Idiot

Start small and work your way up. Set goals and...

Start small and work your way up. Set goals and mile markers and try no to break them. I made it up to dong 16 miles in a week on the local trails and then went for 20 on a Saturday. Then I made it...
06-23-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,514
Posted By Village Idiot

I say as far south as Richmond maybe. Every place...

I say as far south as Richmond maybe. Every place else would have to have so much track to cover distances between big cities and then expanding out west from the NE would take a lot of work with the...
06-23-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,514
Posted By Village Idiot

One of the problems with the high speed rail...

One of the problems with the high speed rail system in the NE is that the tracks are so close together that the tolerances of two trains passing in places like corners, where a high speed train would...
06-23-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Village Idiot

Roof racks on SUVs?

How do you do it? I have an 05 Nissan Pathfinder.

I don't want a hitch rack as I'm thinking this would be more secure and I don't like having the extra length with the bikes being vulnerable to...
06-22-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Village Idiot

Thanks. As of now it's looking like the tube...

Thanks. As of now it's looking like the tube inside a tube deal would be the best idea. That or buying the anti puncture tape and getting a third set to use to patch the portion that's going to have...
06-22-09, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Village Idiot

But I have a 29'er.

But I have a 29'er.
06-22-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Village Idiot

So could I possibly buy three of these for two...

So could I possibly buy three of these for two 29" wheels? Use one strip as a cut and patch piece to fill the gap of putting a 26" liner in a 29" wheel?
06-22-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Village Idiot

Sorry. Forgot to add that it's a 29'er

Sorry. Forgot to add that it's a 29'er
06-22-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By Village Idiot

Preventing thorn flats?

Is there something I can use to help prevent flats from thorns? I've had three in less than a week and it sucks.
Forum: Foo
06-18-09, 07:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,521
Posted By Village Idiot

Ah!!!! Dammit. One post away. I almost had it.......

Ah!!!! Dammit. One post away. I almost had it.... :twitchy:
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