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Forum: Touring
06-10-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,286
Posted By @Jason

Another vote for the REI Half Dome. I love mine.

Another vote for the REI Half Dome. I love mine.
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By @Jason

thanks

thanks
Forum: Touring
05-19-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,379
Posted By @Jason

unfortunately, with tents, you can't have it...

unfortunately, with tents, you can't have it all...have to compromise somewhere
05-19-14, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By @Jason

Any idea why? Any remedies for when you're on...

Any idea why? Any remedies for when you're on the bike?
Forum: Touring
05-17-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,379
Posted By @Jason

Placing International Orders...

Placing International Orders (http://www.rei.com/help/placing-international-orders.html)
Forum: Touring
05-17-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,379
Posted By @Jason

Great deal on this tent right now: REI Quarter...

Great deal on this tent right now: REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent - Free Shipping at REI.com (http://www.rei.com/product/862423/rei-quarter-dome-2-tent)
05-17-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By @Jason

The shoes aren't loose (they just aren't...

The shoes aren't loose (they just aren't "tight")...my feet don't slide around in them much at all. Also, I'm using VP Vice pedals, and my shoes don't slide on them at all--I have to lift my foot up...
05-17-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,091
Posted By @Jason

My girlfriend rides with me on almost every ride,...

My girlfriend rides with me on almost every ride, and it's so much more enjoyable when she goes.
05-17-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By @Jason

feet going numb

Now that I'm able to ride a fair distance without stopping (yea!), I have an issue. After 10-15 minutes of constant riding, my feet slowly go numb. Somewhere around the 20-25 minute mark, my feet...
Forum: Touring
05-15-14, 03:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By @Jason

Thanks all. Yes, our start time is flexible, and...

Thanks all. Yes, our start time is flexible, and we'll definitely plan as best we can around the weather.
Forum: Touring
05-14-14, 02:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,759
Posted By @Jason

After much more reading, I'm seriously...

After much more reading, I'm seriously considering the Nemo Losi 3p tent. Does anyone have experience with it?
Forum: Touring
05-14-14, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By @Jason

Favorite 1000-1500 mile tour

My sister and I are planning our first long tour together. We'll start the tour precisely one year from now (Mid-May 2015). We can be flexible with time and distance, but we're planning something...
Forum: Touring
05-08-14, 01:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,319
Posted By @Jason

My LBS said, "I'll order what you want to test...

My LBS said, "I'll order what you want to test (Surly Trucker), and if you don't want it I'll have no problem selling it." And of course, I wanted it.
Forum: Touring
04-27-14, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,390
Posted By @Jason

I wear a Specialized Propero II...

I wear a Specialized Propero II (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/ftr/helmets/road-helmets/propero-ii). It's light, comfortable, and has great ventilation.
04-27-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By @Jason

Park it in front of the TV. It's great...

Park it in front of the TV. It's great motivation to use it.
04-26-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By @Jason

back at it

I was doing great last fall. Bought a new bike...eating good...riding frequently. Then one of my best friends died in November, and my mom died in December. I pretty much quit riding, and quit...
Forum: Touring
04-10-14, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,759
Posted By @Jason

BTW: I emailed Big Agnes, and asked what was...

BTW: I emailed Big Agnes, and asked what was "updated" for 2014. They replied "The new copper spur ul tents received a new poleset that is lighter and saves the tent weight about 3 ounces of weight."
Forum: Touring
04-10-14, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By @Jason

There's also a significant difference between...

There's also a significant difference between drivers in the south and drivers in the north. In the south, they are very aggressive, especially if you're an obvious foreigner who is not following...
Forum: Touring
04-10-14, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By @Jason

I also recommend visiting Romania. My long-time...

I also recommend visiting Romania. My long-time girlfriend is Romanian; her family is from Satu Mare. I've traveled all over the country, and we've thought seriously about bike touring there. Our...
Forum: Touring
04-09-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,759
Posted By @Jason

Thanks for the feedback. Very helpful.

Thanks for the feedback. Very helpful.
Forum: Touring
04-08-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,759
Posted By @Jason

My regular partners will be my girlfriend and son...

My regular partners will be my girlfriend and son (now 9 years old). All things being equal, which they aren't, I'd take a little lighter tent and little less durability...but I definitely don't...
Forum: Touring
04-07-14, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,759
Posted By @Jason

best 4 person tent

Hi All,

I want to buy a high quality 4 person tent...which will routinely house 3 people. After much online reading, I like the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4...
01-25-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,910
Posted By @Jason

I had the same problem when I first started. The...

I had the same problem when I first started. The bike shop went to fit me, and I was nearly in tears just trying to get through the fitting. I really couldn't sit and spin in a way to get a good...
11-01-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,043
Posted By @Jason

I only made it 56 miles in October. My goal for...

I only made it 56 miles in October. My goal for Nov. is 100.
10-24-13, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

I worked on speed tonight. Usual 6.2 mile out...

I worked on speed tonight. Usual 6.2 mile out and back, but averaged 12mph instead of the usual 10mph.
10-24-13, 01:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

My cute riding partner makes it that much better!

My cute riding partner makes it that much better!
10-22-13, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

I finally made the 15 mile milestone. 15.5...

I finally made the 15 mile milestone.
15.5 miles at 10 mph...and it poured rain the last 7 miles.
I'm loving it!

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Forum: Touring
10-21-13, 01:03 AM
Forum: Touring
10-21-13, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,300
Posted By @Jason

I have 2 of the Big Agnes bags with integrated...

I have 2 of the Big Agnes bags with integrated pads. It's the best sleep system I've used.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 5,851
Posted By @Jason

My biggest issue in the rain is my required...

My biggest issue in the rain is my required eye-glasses, which make it hard to see when wet. How do you all handle that?
10-16-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,960
Posted By @Jason

Reading this forum motivates me. Strava also...

Reading this forum motivates me. Strava also motivates me. But my desire to get in shape, and the sheer fun of riding, also adds to the things that motivate me.
10-16-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By @Jason

Tonight, I used some of these tips to help manage...

Tonight, I used some of these tips to help manage the hills better, and they worked. Interestingly, my average speed was about the same, but I didn't kill myself getting it done. Thanks again!
10-16-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By @Jason

Wow. Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll go...

Wow. Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll go for a ride right now!
10-15-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By @Jason

If I want to ride anywhere around here, I'll have...

If I want to ride anywhere around here, I'll have hills.
10-15-13, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,426
Posted By @Jason

sucking air

I've been riding consistently for about a month now. I'm still embarrassingly out of shape, but I've gained a lot of flexibility, leg strength, and endurance in the last month. But when I get...
10-15-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 551
Posted By @Jason

I recently passed the 10 mi mark also. Feels...

I recently passed the 10 mi mark also. Feels good.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-13, 10:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,029
Posted By @Jason

My girlfriend and I both use VP Vice pedals, and...

My girlfriend and I both use VP Vice pedals, and love them.
10-05-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 703
Posted By @Jason

About 350. Also riding a Surly Disc Trucker, and...

About 350. Also riding a Surly Disc Trucker, and love it.
10-05-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

I finally made the 10 mile milestone. 10.2...

I finally made the 10 mile milestone.
10.2 miles at 10 mph...and feeling great!
09-23-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,452
Posted By @Jason

Our Surlys are in the living room. Not only do...

Our Surlys are in the living room. Not only do we enjoy looking at them, it's great motivation to use them.
09-23-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

First 8 mile ride tonight. I'm worn out, but...

First 8 mile ride tonight. I'm worn out, but feeling great!
8 miles, averaging 9.8 mph, measured by Strava.

I tried Mapmyride, but I like Strava better. It seems to be the most accurate, and I...
09-17-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

Thanks all. I'll definitely try those other apps.

Thanks all. I'll definitely try those other apps.
09-17-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 7,713
Views: 3,955,886
Posted By @Jason

The South Austin Moonlighters Whiskey Sisters ...

The South Austin Moonlighters
Whiskey Sisters
Vintage Trouble
09-17-13, 12:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By @Jason

My Milestones

I'll use this thread to post my milestones.

I spent the last couple weeks getting my new Surly Disc Trucker ready to ride, and going on short trips around the neighborhood. I'm really fat and...
09-15-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By @Jason

Just got back from a nice ride. The B67 is...

Just got back from a nice ride. The B67 is sooooooo much better for me than the WWB SST Comp. With the WWB, I could barely get 2 miles before my butt bones couldn't take any more. With the B67, I...
09-15-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By @Jason

I ordered a complete bike, detailed here:...

I ordered a complete bike, detailed here: http://surlybikes.com/bikes/disc_trucker/bike_specs.
I've added:
- Brooks B67 saddle
- VP Vice pedals
- Lezyne lights
09-15-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By @Jason

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9743809708_daf1...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/9743809708_daf11c9752_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/98048839@N04/9743809708/)
09-13-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,912
Posted By @Jason

I recently went through this process. I was so...

I recently went through this process. I was so apprehensive about going in and trying bikes. Frankly, I was scared that I would break something on a bike that I might not be buying. All the LBSs...
09-05-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 969
Posted By @Jason

We have about 5 miles on them. OMG! Love them!!!

We have about 5 miles on them. OMG! Love them!!!
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