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05-29-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,340
Posted By longhaultrucker

I didn't choose to be fat...in fact I wasn't...

I didn't choose to be fat...in fact I wasn't until I hurt my back to the point that if I tried any impact sport above walking I would loose feeling in my legs to the point I would hit the ground....
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 02:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,673
Posted By longhaultrucker

He looks like the guy but the bike is the wrong...

He looks like the guy but the bike is the wrong color....guess he wasn't alone. I truly fail to see the difference in buying a bike and riding around a town for a thousand miles or lightly loading it...
07-27-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By longhaultrucker

And if your willing to do the work, sorry about...

And if your willing to do the work, sorry about the mobile link I get on here from my iPhone and forget sometimes. I would have loved to been the fly on the wall in the doctors office when he...
Forum: Touring
07-27-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,673
Posted By longhaultrucker

A friend at a LBS called me to come down and see...

A friend at a LBS called me to come down and see this bike some dude was touring on so I did and fell out he was on a NEXT MTB that they sell at Walmart. He said he started in Maine and was going to...
07-27-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By longhaultrucker

Ok try this one ...

Ok try this one

http://m.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/nutrition-weight-loss/i-lost-320-pounds-riding-bike
07-26-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By longhaultrucker

One truly amazing story to rival Toms

Scot lost 331pounds after doctors told him he would survive the next 6 months..../http://http://ticketforhealth.com/success/new-story-in-bicycling-magazine-about-scott-cutshall-losing-331-pounds/
07-26-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,371
Posted By longhaultrucker

There is a story much like tomstormcrows on the...

There is a story much like tomstormcrows on the Internet where the guy is 500 pounds and going to die made his mind up and got on a bike. It took him 3 HOURS to ride his first 1.9 MILES. It also...
07-24-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,407
Posted By longhaultrucker

There are places that you can walk in and try the...

There are places that you can walk in and try the esmoke anyone in Phoenix wants to know there is a shop at 55th and bell road called zidwicks next to the shell. It's not the same but you still get...
07-20-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By longhaultrucker

How fast did your endurance come up I did this...

How fast did your endurance come up I did this when I started in the elliptical and was amazed at how fast I was able to go from struggling to finish five min to going full blast for 2 hours
, it...
07-20-12, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,021
Posted By longhaultrucker

You could take your bike you have now and start...

You could take your bike you have now and start turning the bars up untill you find the right height and then start looking at bikes with the right head tube or just buy a new fork for yours with the...
07-20-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By longhaultrucker

I am getting ready to change jobs to where I will...

I am getting ready to change jobs to where I will have a 20 mile ride to get to work and that's gonna bring the weight down pretty fast as well but I did learn the hard way to ignore the hunger...
07-20-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By longhaultrucker

I will only buy sports shoes from a good running...

I will only buy sports shoes from a good running store that has cameras pointed at the treadmill. Doing this will get you the most comfy shoes you will ever own even if you don't run.
I tried the...
Forum: Touring
07-20-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,049
Posted By longhaultrucker

Someone from Vermont that doesnt like this...

Someone from Vermont that doesnt like this idea.....who woulda thunk it
07-19-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,104
Posted By longhaultrucker

I used to repo cars and always had the keys to...

I used to repo cars and always had the keys to them figure out the habbits of the owner wait till they pulled up to the gas pumps get the gas and when they went in to pay for it I would be out of...
07-19-12, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By longhaultrucker

So Clyde wants to run as well

I am still a Clyde my Job and life Situation has forced me to return to working more and riding less. I want to toss in a bit of running as well but feel after a L4-5 back surgery that I am still too...
07-19-12, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By longhaultrucker

War machines and all I think weaving in and out...

War machines and all I think weaving in and out of the lines on the road or constantly seeing patterns is about as exciting as I get
07-19-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,251
Posted By longhaultrucker

That's a good idea I do think I am going to get...

That's a good idea I do think I am going to get some spares for guys on tour. Driving a truck all over the west coast I see a lot of bikes on tour and am jealous of em all as I go by in my tractor...
07-19-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,251
Posted By longhaultrucker

Kinda sounds like something that could be...

Kinda sounds like something that could be integrated into warmshowers but that's just a idea
07-11-12, 11:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By longhaultrucker

One of the motivating factors is I have most of...

One of the motivating factors is I have most of the tools without a jig but I will document and photo as many steps as I can.....
Forum: Touring
07-10-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,465
Posted By longhaultrucker

Thanks was planning on running out to 85 down to...

Thanks was planning on running out to 85 down to i8 and follow it as far as I can. Yea I'm not to worried about Arizona and with the way people drive wouldn't even think about Tucson to eloy they are...
07-10-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By longhaultrucker

I have bikes to ride but I am wanting a lugged...

I have bikes to ride but I am wanting a lugged touring frame and as for the LHT it is a damn good bike and I consider it the best bang for the money on the market. I spent a day on one and found it a...
07-09-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By longhaultrucker

So I want a new touring bike

In shopping around and looking at all the options I want as well as color choice I can't seem to find anything under 2 or 3 grand. Or a sickly overpriced bike with a name I can't really bring myself...
Forum: Touring
07-09-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,465
Posted By longhaultrucker

Phoenix to San Diego

Does anyone have experience with this route and maybe toss some info my way as for the route and the rules and laws for southern California. In question is I8 can we be on it and at what point are we...
07-09-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,038
Posted By longhaultrucker

Heat? Wellit's just a thing.....like potholes and...

Heat? Wellit's just a thing.....like potholes and hookers. I'm from Houston Texas and live in Phoenix Arizona now, the hottest is on the north side of 118 the worst is on the north side of 118. Ya ya...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-12, 11:30 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 285,037
Posted By longhaultrucker

At a loss for words and all I can say is wow you...

At a loss for words and all I can say is wow you are building what I want to someday be able to build.
07-08-12, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By longhaultrucker

Craigslist for the win. You can find some vintage...

Craigslist for the win. You can find some vintage Schwinn sprint's and world travelers and replace the tires and rims if needed as well as look around for used derailers if u need them. Sure it's not...
07-07-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By longhaultrucker

When you look in your mirror and can see them...

When you look in your mirror and can see them playing on the phone or reading the newspaper as well as the fact that they can't keep their cars in the lane without going a cross the line in the...
07-07-12, 11:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By longhaultrucker

iPhone programs

Just a couple of programs I have found to be of great value when I am out and no matter where I am. Trailbehind locates all of the trails around you no matter where you are and how far you are from...
07-07-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By longhaultrucker

I keep my trek3 on the top bunk the name is my...

I keep my trek3 on the top bunk the name is my profession not my bike not for a couple of more months anyway been waiting on the disk trucker. I have ridden all over the country and with the help of...
Forum: Touring
10-12-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 815
Posted By longhaultrucker

touring clothing

how many changes of clothes does everyone take for a multi week tour when doing laundry once a week.
Forum: Touring
10-06-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By longhaultrucker

i picked mt vernon cause my grandmother is from...

i picked mt vernon cause my grandmother is from anacortes and i am going to leave from my aunts house i was wanting to leave in may and was just wondering if it was too soon.....thanks for the ideas
10-04-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,213
Posted By longhaultrucker

You can never fail if you learn something from...

You can never fail if you learn something from the ordeal..................
10-04-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,213
Posted By longhaultrucker

i dont think this was aimed at you and while it...

i dont think this was aimed at you and while it is a bit "brutal" it is a very honest assessment of the training that one needs to achieve certain goals, I.E. your not going to get into the Mr...
10-04-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By longhaultrucker

i know i am ready for some rain around...

i know i am ready for some rain around conroe........
Forum: Touring
10-04-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By longhaultrucker

next years tour departure date.....

ok so here goes gonna do the tour starting in mount vernon washing ton and end up in livingston montana before turning south what would be a good departure date for the tour i am planning on taking 2...
Forum: Touring
10-04-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,259
Posted By longhaultrucker

all i know is this is the bike i have been...

all i know is this is the bike i have been waiting for. all my bikes have disk on them and outside of a taco'd wheel due to some loose spokes i have had less problems out of disk than any other bikes...
Forum: Touring
09-26-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,884
Posted By longhaultrucker

i only seem to get flats when it rains.....and i...

i only seem to get flats when it rains.....and i always check for something sticking through the tire to repuncture the fix....learned this the hard way after spending over a hour pulling stickers...
09-26-11, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 674,466
Posted By longhaultrucker

well its been awhile as i have been very busy...

well its been awhile as i have been very busy getting back to work over the road and that has killed all my riding time. I am in the process of getting ready for my trip of my life from seattle to...
12-29-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 991
Posted By longhaultrucker

awesome i cant wait till i am sub 40" i was a...

awesome i cant wait till i am sub 40" i was a size 34 all the way through high school and then started growing slowly after that and want to be back to 38 or so by the end of 2011..........Congrats
12-25-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,284,568
Posted By longhaultrucker

that has got to be one of the best looking bikes...

that has got to be one of the best looking bikes i have ever seen
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 75,898
Posted By longhaultrucker

yea but then you would have lame a** sounding...

yea but then you would have lame a** sounding idiots demanding they be weighed cause there is no way the bike is over 20#'s.........
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,414
Posted By longhaultrucker

ehh yea.....BON FIRE!!!!!!!!! I got a new...

ehh yea.....BON FIRE!!!!!!!!!

I got a new Trek from my wife.......
12-25-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By longhaultrucker

If value or original resto isnt in the works and...

If value or original resto isnt in the works and I really wanted the original decals then I would take it to a sign shop and have them spend some time a lot of times they can take a picture of them...
12-23-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,320
Posted By longhaultrucker

just take all the gas money that you save and...

just take all the gas money that you save and make the payment you can probably pay it off quicker this way....:lol::lol::lol:
12-23-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 674,466
Posted By longhaultrucker

went to the doctor today and am down 23 pounds to...

went to the doctor today and am down 23 pounds to 297...:twitchy:
12-23-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 31,167
Posted By longhaultrucker

go with a older steel framed craigslist bike like...

go with a older steel framed craigslist bike like schwinn or one of the others replace what u need to and have a better bike for less money than you willing to spend....or get some velocity deep v...
12-23-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By longhaultrucker

they didnt have a Lane to look at although when i...

they didnt have a Lane to look at although when i do it again i am getting the 2.1 for 1300 its a nice deal...........the worst part is the day after i got this bike I came down hard with bronchitis...
12-21-10, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By longhaultrucker

thanks for the answers....got it working

thanks for the answers....got it working
12-21-10, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 31,167
Posted By longhaultrucker

when i got my bike yesterday i asked about a...

when i got my bike yesterday i asked about a replacement set of rims as i plan to eventualy run Velocity Deep V rims but like he said run what you have and just let your LBS know what you want and...
12-20-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By longhaultrucker

hey that worked cool....thanks ...

hey that worked cool....thanks

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5210/5278819658_bbf50fb683_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/40735534@N08/5278819658/)
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