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09-20-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 473
Posted By michaelalanjone

Exclamation Hope Ride 2010 - Hope it is better next year!

A friend of mine and I have been going to the Hope Ride in Hope, Indiana for about ten years. This is a charity ride that benefits the Hope food bank. We enjoy the ride, for the locale and the...
09-14-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By michaelalanjone

Thumbs up If you have a BlackBerry w/GPS, try this

I downloaded a donation-ware program for my BlackBerry Bold, called GPSLogger. This software is cool.

See the images - one is the map on my BlackBerry that the logger draws, as it tracks your...
07-27-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,552
Posted By michaelalanjone

Did you do the Export, in the GPS Logger software?

Did you export the data? That is when it creates the GPX file, (and KML file, if chosen). I think the *.GPL data is for use by the application while recording. After you export the data, I think...
07-25-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,552
Posted By michaelalanjone

I stuck my USB cable in, and downloaded the file...

I stuck my USB cable in, and downloaded the file ( after exporting the file on the BB), using Windows Explorer.
07-23-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,091
Posted By michaelalanjone

Any trails near Indian Hill, Cincy, Ohio?

I am going to the "Village Of Indian Hill", in Cincinnati, Ohio this weekend, for work. I looked on the joinomba.org website, but they seemed to be all far away. I will be on Drake Road, in Indian...
07-21-09, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,552
Posted By michaelalanjone

I mapped this trail a few days ago, with GPSLogger

I mapped this trail a few days ago, with GPSLogger. Very nice.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=111694&d=1248149600
07-20-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By michaelalanjone

Thanks for the info

I almost ran over a red fox, (ran in front of me).

That was a fun ride, nice and shady, like a salad. My BlackBerry mapped it for me:
07-16-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By michaelalanjone

Hey, thanks a lot - I will be riding there this...

Hey, thanks a lot - I will be riding there this Sunday. I don't know when I will be there, because I have to help my wife do some stuff for her job (that's why I will be there). She is selling...
07-16-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By michaelalanjone

Any MTB Trails in Burlington/Florence, KY?

I am going to Burlington, KY this Sunday, which is right by Florence, KY. These are small towns right outside Cincinnatti, OH. I don't want to drive into Cincy, though.

I wonder if there are any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,302
Posted By michaelalanjone

I used to have a Motorola Razr, which has to be...

I used to have a Motorola Razr, which has to be the best non-GPS cycling phone, weight-wise. It died, though, so now I have a BlackBerry Bold, which is light, and has a fast GPS.

There is also a...
07-09-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,804
Posted By michaelalanjone

I recommend photo-copying them, and folding them...

I recommend photo-copying them, and folding them up in a small ziplock bag.
07-09-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,804
Posted By michaelalanjone

Well, a few months ago, I went for a trail ride...

Well, a few months ago, I went for a trail ride and took my driver's license and my insurance card, in my jersey pocket. Lost em! Hello, identity theft, I am expecting you!
05-22-09, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By michaelalanjone

Fixing this bike up for my wife

This is a Columbia Sports III (ladies). I got it for $20 at a flea market. She wanted a 'cruiser-style' bike, not a mountain bike. I wanted to paint it pearl white, but she wants it to be green...
04-20-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By michaelalanjone

Yeah, I know. Wow.

Yeah, I know, I would definitely have changed my name by now, unless I was a pr0n star.

{bom-chik-a-bom-bom-chik...**
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By michaelalanjone

http://www.bikewhenever.com This is a cool...

http://www.bikewhenever.com

This is a cool site (it is not mine)
Forum: Texas
04-06-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 964
Posted By michaelalanjone

That bike looks like a Dahon Boardwalk.

That bike looks like a Dahon Boardwalk.
04-01-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,538
Posted By michaelalanjone

When I used to work for Sears, 20 years ago, I...

When I used to work for Sears, 20 years ago, I sold fitness equipment, including bikes. The guy that assembled them was a teenager, who didn't give a ***** about anything. I sold a bike to a woman for...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 11:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,585
Posted By michaelalanjone

I have two paths, and each has a kill zone. ...

I have two paths, and each has a kill zone.
Path 1 killzone: Going past the Mall (soccer-persons driving mini-vans full of screaming progeny, with a Star-Bucks cup sitting on the roof)
Path 2...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 09:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,125
Posted By michaelalanjone

Hey, those cyclists found a great place to carry...

Hey, those cyclists found a great place to carry their tire pumps...wait, no, nevermind.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,125
Posted By michaelalanjone

Those cyclists are shoplifting!...wait, no,...

Those cyclists are shoplifting!...wait, no, nevermind.
03-30-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By michaelalanjone

I'm not the eyeglasses nazi, either (I'm the...

I'm not the eyeglasses nazi, either (I'm the helmet nazi), but really, once you see a rock 'plink!' off your bike glasses once, you will always wear glasses. Unless you are d-d-daft.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By michaelalanjone

I did a simple review on my Dahon Jack; it is on...

I did a simple review on my Dahon Jack; it is on the Folding Society website:
http://www.foldsoc.co.uk/Mike/jack.html

I have ridden some more MTB trails on this bike since I wrote the review,...
03-29-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,020
Posted By michaelalanjone

I might have been interested in this bike, since...

I might have been interested in this bike, since it is called 'Jones' - my last name - but no shocks? Call me a p-s-y, but I wouldn't be hucking a rigid like that, without a chiropractor, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,629
Posted By michaelalanjone

The president of the Louisville Bicycle Club, is...

The president of the Louisville Bicycle Club, is African American. (That's here in Louisville, KY.)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,086
Posted By michaelalanjone

If you need water, go to the bathroom sink

I have a solution to this. If you find yourself out of water, put your bottle in your jersey pocket. Go to the restroom, if open, and if not, ask for the key for the restroom. Fill your bottle from...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,682
Posted By michaelalanjone

Yeah, I have had people say to me, "Why aren't...

Yeah, I have had people say to me, "Why aren't you skinny? You ride a bike to work." Well, I used to weigh 250, and now I weigh 185 (and I am 5'7"). But, I can also jump on my bike any day of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,125
Posted By michaelalanjone

Flat pedals all the way. I am not racing and I...

Flat pedals all the way. I am not racing and I don't have to climb straight up hills to get to work.

I use clipless on my 'race' bike, and my MTB.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 09:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,665
Posted By michaelalanjone

Oh, and there is a great website about bike...

Oh, and there is a great website about bike commuting (no, it is not mine):
http://www.bikewhenever.com/

Lots of good tips.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,665
Posted By michaelalanjone

I have to agree with the others. 4 miles is...

I have to agree with the others. 4 miles is nothing. It takes me 45 minutes to ride 9.6 miles each way. I would probably not even sweat in 4 miles. It gets easier, every day.

I have seen people...
03-16-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,552
Posted By michaelalanjone

First you do Start Recording, then Stop...

First you do Start Recording, then Stop Recording. Then you have a 'path' in there. Tell it where to save the file, in the Options menu. If you don't tell it where to save, it will probably save...
03-16-09, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,552
Posted By michaelalanjone

Smile Whoo hoo! A free GPS logger for BlackBerry phones

I have waited a long time for this. I just downloaded a free BlackBerry app for my BB Bold, that logs your route, as you ride along. No more need for a separate GPS unit to do this. Basically, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,464
Posted By michaelalanjone

I hate doping, and I don't care if someone's test...

I hate doping, and I don't care if someone's test levels are down naturally. If I were your buddy, I wouldn't brag about beating you. I might say that I will drop you, and always wonder if I could...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By michaelalanjone

DIY Commuter Bike Tube Lighting

I wanted to illuminate the frame on my commuter bike. This is how I did it.

I bought a battery-powered strand of white LED lights right after Christmas, on sale. It has wired LED's attached to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By michaelalanjone

I think a smaller version for our smaller town...

I think a smaller version for our smaller town would be great. Of course, our town is kind of 'broke' right now.
09-30-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By michaelalanjone

Tip o' the Day: Avoid vines!

I rode my MTB last night and I learned something important. I was just riding along the trail, and I saw a pile of 1" thick vines laying there, kinda looking like a pile of snakes - I guess the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,540
Posted By michaelalanjone

Ask the cyclist who died the other day in Louisville

This happened a few days ago. The guy works for the same company that I do; he was just riding to work, with no helmet, and now he is dead. And of course, the cops aren't pressing charges, because...
07-16-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,677
Posted By michaelalanjone

1. You know, I saw the Saab commercial with an...

1. You know, I saw the Saab commercial with an attractive woman driving it, whizzing by, as I fast forwarded the commercials in my DVR. It doesn't make me want to buy a Saab; it makes me think cute...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,148
Posted By michaelalanjone

I got into a similar conversation with a...

I got into a similar conversation with a co-worker the other day. He says that the country roads around his house are too winding and hilly for both cars and bikes; bikes should not be allowed on...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,177
Posted By michaelalanjone

My main problem is my wife's fear of my...

My main problem is my wife's fear of my 'death-by-motorist'. I rarely commute lately, because I don't want to listen to it. Instead of that, I have been riding the MTB trails, in the evenings,...
07-09-08, 10:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,677
Posted By michaelalanjone

A 3-hour hummer

Wow, you actually watch the commercials? I time-shift the Tour with my DVR, and blast away the commercials - the Bobke+Brits show is not 3 hours long if you do that, probably only an hour.

11. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 885
Views: 81,587
Posted By michaelalanjone

Buy it, and have your neighbor check it to see if...

Buy it, and have your neighbor check it to see if the person who assembled it, did it right. I am sure that your neighbor would love to do this simple thing for you. That's really all you need to do....
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 10:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,821
Posted By michaelalanjone

Roll 'em up like swiss cake rolls. Take pressed...

Roll 'em up like swiss cake rolls. Take pressed clothes, and lay them flat as you can, then gently roll them, not too tight.

Plus, I just keep several socks, and some black + burgundy dress...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By michaelalanjone

Monkees control the stoplights!

That must be it! Monkees control the stoplights!
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By michaelalanjone

Hey, I found this wiki on traffic lights: ...

Hey, I found this wiki on traffic lights:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traffic_light

This page has a photo, that shows the insides of a traffic computer box (near every intersection with...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By michaelalanjone

Magnets? How could that work?

I don't see how it could be triggered by a magnet, unless there was a magnetic reed switch, activated by a movable slab that had a magnet attached to it, or some sort of magnetic field sensor. Both...
Forum: Foo
07-07-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 846
Posted By michaelalanjone

Tough economy = No more $3.60 cups of coffee

My wife's friend is a financial planner. When his customers come in to ask what they can do to free up more cash in their portfolio, to cover rising fuel costs, he asks this question first: "Do you...
07-07-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,689
Posted By michaelalanjone

I'll Miss Al

I guess Al is busy with the Olympics. Hey did you hear about the 18 Chinese swimmers getting kicked out of the Olympics, in ahem, China, for doping?

I think this will be the best TdF ever,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-08, 10:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,954
Posted By michaelalanjone

1. Say you are going on a trip, and you are...

1. Say you are going on a trip, and you are bummed because you cannot take your regular bike, and your friend has a folder (slang for a folding bike), and they let you borrow it. You ride all over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-08, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By michaelalanjone

The real reason I chose the Dahon Jack over the Dahon Speed

We travel a lot for work. I wanted to be able to also ride mountain bike trails, when traveling. This past weekend, I went to 'Shakertown' (AKA The Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY). There was an...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By michaelalanjone

How about those thick foam tubes?

I saw some of those thick foam inner tubes - like 'swimming noodle' foam, at a store today. You put them in instead of an inner tube.

I think that might be good, but I can't figure out how you...
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