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Forum: Southwest
10-20-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,904
Posted By zoste

I lived in Tucson for three years before moving...

I lived in Tucson for three years before moving to Glendale. There is no comparison...Tucson is far more bike friendly than Phoenix (the northwest valley, anyway). Tucson has more bike...
10-20-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 798
Posted By zoste

First off, welcome to the board...even if you ARE...

First off, welcome to the board...even if you ARE a Devils fan :rolleyes:



Have you tried the Regional Discussion Forum on this board?
...
10-13-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By zoste

I'm right there with you. I'm as familiar with...

I'm right there with you. I'm as familiar with StuMac as I am with Park...probably more since I've built several of their kit guitars.
10-12-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,951
Posted By zoste

I thought that, too...but I find that I can sort...

I thought that, too...but I find that I can sort of stretch out on the roadie and have had no problems with back pain (I did have wrist pain and crotch numbness until I got the fit dialed in).
10-12-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,063
Posted By zoste

down 92 pounds - 280 in 2008, 188 this morning. ...

down 92 pounds - 280 in 2008, 188 this morning.

1186.7
10-07-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zoste

Thanks! 2013 has been a long, crappy year...and...

Thanks! 2013 has been a long, crappy year...and we still have a full quarter to go. On the bright side, I got out again today. First time I've had back to back riding days since May.


...
10-06-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By zoste

Clyde No More

Man...I haven't posted in this forum in a long, long time...I saw it in my bookmarks and figured I'd stop by.

This past spring I had an attack of gallstones and acute pancreatitis. After having...
04-27-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By zoste

How old is the wheel? I had a solid wheel, well...

How old is the wheel? I had a solid wheel, well trued and maintained, start popping spokes every few weeks. The wheel mechanic at the LBS suggested that if it kept happening, I might consider...
Forum: Southwest
10-19-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By zoste

It was somewhere along Camino de Oeste: ...

It was somewhere along Camino de Oeste:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/347719
09-25-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By zoste

Good stuff...but did you notice the ticker at the...

Good stuff...but did you notice the ticker at the bottom of Allen's posts? He's been riding barely a week.
09-21-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 483
Posted By zoste

I was wondering what school taught that kind of...

I was wondering what school taught that kind of vocabulary.
09-21-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,145
Posted By zoste

Congrats...I went clipless about three years ago...

Congrats...I went clipless about three years ago and bought the dual sided (one side clipless, one side platform) pedals. I never used the platform side.

At the risk of tempting the fates, I've...
09-19-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By zoste

Ahhh...the SRT...I don't miss much about...

Ahhh...the SRT...I don't miss much about Pennsylvania, but the SRT is at the top of that list:

My girlfriend/wife at the Betzwood lot on the SRT:...
09-19-11, 07:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By zoste

+ a bazillion...wear what you like, ride what you...

+ a bazillion...wear what you like, ride what you want, and don't worry about what other people think: do it for yourself...

BTW, here's me in my favorite "Drexel Dragon" jersey:
...
Forum: Southwest
09-18-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By zoste

Sorry to piss you off...I'm actually pretty happy...

Sorry to piss you off...I'm actually pretty happy with the bike infrastructure in Tucson. There are a lot more striped shoulders and bike lanes here than there are in southeastern PA where I used to...
09-17-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By zoste

I've been told that because the pencil style...

I've been told that because the pencil style automotive gauges are designed for (relatively) low pressure tires, they aren't very accurate at the pressures we use in bicycle tires...don't know if...
09-17-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By zoste

Chef, that bridge is in Delaware City and carries...

Chef, that bridge is in Delaware City and carries Delaware Route 9 over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. I used to take Rt 9 as an alternative to 13 when going from Philadelphia to the stock car...
Forum: Southwest
09-16-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By zoste

This one was taken about a week after the last...

This one was taken about a week after the last shot. I rode South on Old Spanish Trail, and turned around and snapped a shot looking back at Mount Lemmon...this is probably a mile or so south of...
09-15-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,048
Posted By zoste

Ahhh...I see. The reference was lost on me since...

Ahhh...I see. The reference was lost on me since I don't follow pro bicycle racing in any form...
09-15-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By zoste

I moved to the desert. :p Before my move I...

I moved to the desert. :p

Before my move I used Richard Glover's solution for head warmth; balaclava and taped over helmet vents...only I used the 2 inch wide clear packing tape.
09-15-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,048
Posted By zoste

Should be Italian racing red...and the right...

Should be Italian racing red...and the right sleeve looks like a jockey's silks rather than than a cycling jersey...just sayin'...
09-15-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By zoste

Yep...works like this: ...

Yep...works like this:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/panhead74/bike.jpg


When I got my Morph it came with the bracket that replaced a cage so I called Topeak and bought that mounting...
09-15-11, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By zoste

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. Another pump that...

+1 on the Topeak Road Morph. Another pump that gets pretty good reviews is the Lezyne.
09-15-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By zoste

You should contact a lawyer...If you own an...

You should contact a lawyer...If you own an automobile and purchased "uninsured motorist" (UM) coverage, and med-pay or PIP, you might have a claim against your own carrier.
Forum: Southwest
09-15-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,518
Posted By zoste

Nice idea for a thread. I took this picture...

Nice idea for a thread.

I took this picture about a mile up Mount Lemmon
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/panhead74/IMG00033-20100327-0930.jpg

No need to post the route. I live on the...
09-14-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,220
Posted By zoste

Not to mention the fact that the OP wants to...

Not to mention the fact that the OP wants to build the bike himself.
Forum: Southwest
09-02-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 799
Posted By zoste

There are a lot of good shops in town, and I...

There are a lot of good shops in town, and I presume that many of them rent. Personally I've had good dealings with Fairwheel (http://fairwheelbikes.com/), Ordinary...
Forum: Southwest
08-20-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By zoste

^^^^^ pretty accurate assessment, however, I'd...

^^^^^ pretty accurate assessment, however, I'd suggest carrying your bike 'cross style in the washes. Even walking it gives the opportunity to pick up thorns and other debris. Also, don't count on...
08-02-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,401
Posted By zoste

Thank you. At least I'm not the only one not...

Thank you. At least I'm not the only one not bowing at the Brooks' altar. The stock B-17, for me, was like riding on a baseball bat. I had a slot cut into it and that pretty much eliminated the...
07-29-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By zoste

I use the Halo with a tail....

I use the Halo with a tail. (http://store.haloheadband.com/SOLAR_s/37.htm) The long tail helps wick moisture, and it works pretty well in the dry Arizona climate. The tail works great keeping the...
07-29-11, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By zoste

Sound of Music: Climb Every Mountain?

Sound of Music: Climb Every Mountain?
07-27-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By zoste

Mavic is the manufacturer of the rim, 32h refers...

Mavic is the manufacturer of the rim, 32h refers to the number of spokes. Personally I ride 36h mavic open pro's and don't have a problem with them. I range between 235 - 250.

If you don't have...
07-26-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 878
Posted By zoste

Not so much jealous as wistful and nostalgic. I...

Not so much jealous as wistful and nostalgic. I rode that trail hundreds of times; I've ridden with Neil, Bautieri, vXhanz and some other SEPA BFers.
07-05-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By zoste

Great site! I think I'll spend more time poking...

Great site! I think I'll spend more time poking around there.
06-30-11, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By zoste

http://www.love2pedal.com/Items/Item.aspx?SKU=jimi...

http://www.love2pedal.com/Items/Item.aspx?SKU=jimi.store1&caSKU=jimi.store1&caTitle=Jimi%20Wallet%20for%20Cycling%2c%20Running-Choice%20of%209%20Colors-No%20More%20Soggy%20Money!
06-29-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,357
Posted By zoste

Congrats, Quartz! On to the next milestone... ...

Congrats, Quartz! On to the next milestone...



Pix from the Lancaster Bike Club Covered Bridge Metric a couple years ago:
...
06-27-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,355
Posted By zoste

I'm not sure where I ran across that "one-bud"...

I'm not sure where I ran across that "one-bud" originally, but before I found it I was firmly in the "anti-music-while-riding-'cause-you-can't-hear-what's-going-around-you" camp...and that was on...
06-27-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,355
Posted By zoste

I don't often ride with music, but I found a...

I don't often ride with music, but I found a single ear bud that combines both stereo channels leaving my left ear open to hear the world around me. Here...
06-26-11, 07:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,244
Posted By zoste

In Arizona, any vehicle traveling at a speed...

In Arizona, any vehicle traveling at a speed slower than the normal flow of traffic is required to pull over at the first safe spot and let traffic pass if there are five or more vehicles lined up...
06-24-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By zoste

I'm a little surprised that they wouldn't let you...

I'm a little surprised that they wouldn't let you test ride it. My first "real" bike was a Trek 7300 that I purchased from Bikeline a little more than 3 years ago. I got great service and advice...
06-22-11, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,386
Posted By zoste

Wow...I took a wheel to a shop and they replaced...

Wow...I took a wheel to a shop and they replaced a spoke and trued it while I was standing there waiting...
06-22-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 585
Posted By zoste

I lived the first 54 years of my life in the...

I lived the first 54 years of my life in the Philadelphia area. Although I tolerated the high humidity, I was never comfortable living where you can work up a good sweat just chewing gum.

Give...
06-19-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,402
Posted By zoste

I'm happy with the direction I'm going. Sixteen...

I'm happy with the direction I'm going. Sixteen months ago, the age of 54 and without a job, I packed up and moved from the rust belt to Arizona. I've been lucky enough to find just enough work to...
06-18-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By zoste

My mug: ...

My mug:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/panhead74/100_1868.jpg


My other vice is delta blues:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/panhead74/100_0630.jpg
...
06-18-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 912
Posted By zoste

Congrats! Nice looking ride! Highly...

Congrats! Nice looking ride!

Highly recommend a computer.

Just remember that this is the first step in a journey, not the last.
06-18-11, 11:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,464
Posted By zoste

June 1 - 15.31 June 3 - 15.25 June 4 - 43.51 ...

June 1 - 15.31
June 3 - 15.25
June 4 - 43.51
June 5 - 19.95
June 6 - 15.31
June 7 - 15.31
June 8 - 15.31
June 10 - 15.31
June 11 - 51.39
June 12 - 7.2
06-17-11, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,127
Posted By zoste

No High School graduation photos: I dropped out. ...

No High School graduation photos: I dropped out. But I do have this:

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c282/panhead74/DLS4.jpg
06-16-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By zoste

+ 1 I have the MTX...

+ 1

I have the MTX (http://www.topeak.com/products/Bags/MTXTrunkBagDXP) with the foldout panniers. It looks like the difference between the "U" supports and the "V" supports is that "U" might...
06-15-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By zoste

I have several bags. In my larger bag, I...

I have several bags. In my larger bag, I actually carry a Leatherman type multitool...and have used it when I saw someone on the side of the road with the wire from her iPod earbuds hopelessly...
06-11-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By zoste

+1 on the Saris Bones rack. I have toted my...

+1 on the Saris Bones rack. I have toted my ride, literally, thousands of miles on a Bones. My GF/wife's beach cruiser also goes on the Bones without an adapter.

Last year I moved from...
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