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Forum: Touring
11-16-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,943
Posted By Rwc5830

I've been a host for a few years, but never a...

I've been a host for a few years, but never a guest. I've hosted from one up to 22 cyclists at one time....yeah 22 but I live on ten acres so most camped outside. On only one occasion did I feel a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By Rwc5830

Thanks for the responses everyone, I guess I need...

Thanks for the responses everyone, I guess I need to try out the bike to see if I like it.

Richard
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By Rwc5830

OK, thanks. I also sent Bike Friday a comment via...

OK, thanks. I also sent Bike Friday a comment via their website.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By Rwc5830

Bike Friday Pocket GNU

Hello everyone,

One of our local bike shops is selling a used bike Friday Pocket GNU (red). I can't seem to find a whole lot of info on this model but have not done any extensive research yet.
...
09-22-15, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,244
Posted By Rwc5830

Hi Laura, sent you an email. Regards, ...

Hi Laura, sent you an email.

Regards,
Richard
08-13-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rwc5830

Rick the only one you mention that I do not...

Rick the only one you mention that I do not remember seeing is Helen's Melons but I might have missed it. All the other ones were there and many more. I tried a couple of the church dinners and was...
08-10-15, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rwc5830

Understood... For me, I heard some negative...

Understood... For me, I heard some negative things about RAGBRAI, mainly the crowds. I'm not a big crowd person but was surprised how well it went and how much I enjoyed it. I did a 500 mile tour...
08-10-15, 07:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rwc5830

Frreed, One of the rides I'm interested in for...

Frreed, One of the rides I'm interested in for the future is Kansas. Also Oklahoma, Missouri, Georgia and others. I'll have to do some more research on Kansas.
08-07-15, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By Rwc5830

Ragbrai 2015

I don't frequent the forums as much as I used to since going from a couch potato to an avid rider 4 years ago but thought I would post a quick summary of my latest bike ride in case others might be...
07-10-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Rwc5830

Hi Mark, If I ride conquer the coast I'll...

Hi Mark,

If I ride conquer the coast I'll let you know. It is the same weekend of the ride in Ft. Davis, TX so I also have a conflict on that weekend. Both rides are awesome, but I like Ft. Davis...
07-06-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,880
Posted By Rwc5830

My MHR Numbers

Hi trekmogul I was reading all the comments. Interesting on your heart rate. For me personally I will be 62 in a couple of months and starting cycling in May 2011 (4 years ago with over 30,000 miles...
07-02-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Rwc5830

Was There

Hi Spoke (Mark), I have not frequented bikeforums lately but I was there along with 10wheels and got to meet you.

It was my first visit to Indiana and of course the track. Did 102 miles, all on...
02-11-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,182
Posted By Rwc5830

I'm already registered with Team Red Indy and 10...

I'm already registered with Team Red Indy and 10 Wheels and I are going together.

Hope to see other 50+ riders there. I've done the San Antonio TDC 100 for the last 3 years. This one should be...
Forum: Touring
12-12-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 901
Posted By Rwc5830

Wow, missed this one. Actually I have the Lux...

Wow, missed this one. Actually I have the Lux model, excellent pad.
09-24-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 42,445
Posted By Rwc5830

Bill, that is quite a transformation, losing the...

Bill, that is quite a transformation, losing the 100 pounds. That's awesome.

Richard
08-27-14, 10:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,270
Posted By Rwc5830

Hey Bill, not been on BF in awhile. Check...

Hey Bill, not been on BF in awhile.

Check this link out about cycling with Parkinson's. Fred (10wheels) already suggested a trike as an option. His trike is really sweet and fast!

Latest News -...
Forum: Touring
08-06-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 920
Posted By Rwc5830

Figman, you might also try posting your question...

Figman, you might also try posting your question in the forums on CGOAB (crazyguyonabike). I live right on the USA-MX border and have hosted a lot of cyclists in/out of Mexico via warmshowers. Many...
Forum: Touring
06-11-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By Rwc5830

NOS88 I'm just over 6' and inseam just under 33"....

NOS88 I'm just over 6' and inseam just under 33". My road bike is a Specialized 58.5 and my Surly disc trucker is a 58. Yes the 54 is too small and I test road several 56 frames and felt they were...
05-29-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,272
Posted By Rwc5830

Well it is obvious I am somehow missing the point...

Well it is obvious I am somehow missing the point here...it is not the first time and I'm sure not the last. But hey I'm just an engineer that enjoys cycling and being alive so what do I know. Will...
05-28-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,272
Posted By Rwc5830

This thread reminds me why I don't visit this...

This thread reminds me why I don't visit this particular too much anymore.

I just ride my bike as much as possible...yeah that's my addiction, simple.
05-23-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rwc5830

We had an excellent turnout for our RoS on...

We had an excellent turnout for our RoS on Wednesday evening. Two of the local PDs escorted all the riders through all the major intersections on a 20 mile route. All the cyclists behaved...no racing...
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By Rwc5830

Lot's of good advice in this thread but since I...

Lot's of good advice in this thread but since I assume this is your first 200K with this type of heat I'd be careful in assuming you can do it in 10 hours. In other words, don't push yourself. I've...
Forum: Touring
05-16-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,741
Posted By Rwc5830

+1 here. Also signed up during the free...

+1 here.

Also signed up during the free offer awhile back. I really enjoy the magazine, website and have personally used the maps on a tour. Still a member. I've hosted a lot of touring cyclist...
05-15-14, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rwc5830

Ours is the 21st. Unfortunately we have three new...

Ours is the 21st. Unfortunately we have three new ghost bike locations to visit.....
Forum: Touring
05-15-14, 10:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,263
Posted By Rwc5830

First Tour

Well, finished my first tour in early March.

Read about it here. Sorry pics might be upside down on some devices.

Can't wait until my next tour (maybe late this year) and retirement.
...
Forum: Touring
05-08-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,076
Posted By Rwc5830

raqball just saw this thread. A lot of good...

raqball just saw this thread. A lot of good advice here but this is what I did.

I have a Specialized Roubaix (2012) that is 58.5. I wanted to buy a touring bike and did a lot of research. The...
Forum: Touring
05-02-14, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 23,157
Posted By Rwc5830

As others have said test ride if you can and pick...

As others have said test ride if you can and pick the one that suits you best. If you have local dealers then that might factor into the decision. I purchased a touring bike late last year, sight...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rwc5830

Stephen, wish I could but already booked for a...

Stephen, wish I could but already booked for a TDC 100 in San Antonio. I'm riding for a good friend so it's something I really don't want to skip. Thanks
Forum: Touring
05-01-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Rwc5830

Agree with the above. Also you may have...

Agree with the above.

Also you may have trouble getting anyone at the Amtrak station to answer the phone...unless you make sure you check the times when they are open (posted online), call during...
Forum: Touring
04-28-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By Rwc5830

I have also found that something around the neck...

I have also found that something around the neck in the summer heat really, really helps. I have a couple of these and they work well also (see link below). Similar to the kool tie but I like them...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rwc5830

Stephen saw the final results that were posted...

Stephen saw the final results that were posted today. Great job on 178 miles on the tandem, quite an achievement.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rwc5830

Stephen, you are correct....I meant "in my...

Stephen, you are correct....I meant "in my opinion".... But i'm an engineer so what the heck do I know!

I read dex's book a few months ago. It's pretty good if you want to know more about RAAM. I...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,335
Posted By Rwc5830

That's too bad to hear. I know he was in...

That's too bad to hear. I know he was in Fayetville yesterday for the race and knew he was struggling.

I also know Dex and had the chance to go by his place and ride with him a little. In my book...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rwc5830

A fleche sounds like fun, maybe I can do it next...

A fleche sounds like fun, maybe I can do it next year if there is one in TX again. Good luck to everyone who is scheduled to do one in the near future.
Replies: 8
Views: 3,144
Posted By Rwc5830

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Still have...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Still have not decided, probably will be a last second decision. I want to do my first 300k, my previous best on the carbon was on two occasions at 150 miles.
...
Forum: Touring
04-22-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,024
Posted By Rwc5830

Without getting too scientific here..... I...

Without getting too scientific here.....

I host touring cyclists (via warmshowers). Most of them are going into Mexico when they leave my place since I live literally on the border. Also they have...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,144
Posted By Rwc5830

My Next Brevet - Steel touring bike or Carbon road bike?

Hello everyone,

As a new RUSA RBA I hosted my first 200/300K last month. I rode the 200K on my carbon bike. I have ridden several 200K and up to 150 miles on the carbon bike, but never a 300K.
...
Forum: Touring
04-21-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Rwc5830

First Tour Complete - West Texas

Hey everyone, have not been on BF in awhile.

Just wanted to post a link and a note to my first tour. I know there was a thread for 2014 tours but could not find it...

Here is the link to my...
04-17-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,195
Posted By Rwc5830

I don't think it is inappropriate. I happen to...

I don't think it is inappropriate. I happen to live and cycle in the RGV community where this tragic accident occurred this morning. Because of the new world of technology the message has spread like...
Forum: Touring
03-30-14, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,169
Posted By Rwc5830

Hello Mak, I run conti gators on my spec...

Hello Mak,

I run conti gators on my spec roubaix, 700x25 with liners. A few months ago I bought a new surly, it came with conti contact 700x37, I put liners on the tires also. Although I love my...
Forum: Touring
02-22-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By Rwc5830

Very nice! A blog or journal on...

Very nice! A blog or journal on crazyguyonabike.com would be great.

Congrats on your journey
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,112
Posted By Rwc5830

Well it looks like the OP has not logged back on...

Well it looks like the OP has not logged back on for a few days. Wonder what he did...assuming it was a he.

FWIW, I ride a Spec roubaix at 58.5 and orginally thought it was a tad too big...my...
02-11-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rwc5830

Digibud, sounds like that fulcrum wheelset is...

Digibud, sounds like that fulcrum wheelset is very tough to handle that weight you used to be at. I also have a Roubaix with roval rims. I run 700x25s on mine. I've tried different tires and they do...
Forum: Touring
01-29-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,279
Posted By Rwc5830

Azurit, whichever route you take look into...

Azurit, whichever route you take look into www.warmshowers.org (http://www.warmshowers.org). There are a lot of people who can host you and/or allow you to camp on their property. Sign up for free....
01-29-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,307
Posted By Rwc5830

Bill, we had freezing rain and sleet most of the...

Bill, we had freezing rain and sleet most of the night last night. One or two degrees colder and it would have been a real mess. We did have something very similar on Feb 4, 2011 where it was worse...
01-29-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Rwc5830

Just an update to this. I received my annual...

Just an update to this. I received my annual blood test panel results this week. I compared these to my results over the last 4 years. My numbers from Jan 2011 were good and are almost identical to...
01-17-14, 03:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,351
Posted By Rwc5830

I've read the same. I do have a BP machine and...

I've read the same. I do have a BP machine and will measure mine every once in awhile. Sometimes it is below 120/60 range but most of the time it is in the high 120s to high 130s depending on when I...
Replies: 44
Views: 4,591
Posted By Rwc5830

On mileage mine are the same from last year. Do...

On mileage mine are the same from last year. Do at least 7,000 miles (I finished with 8,001)

This year, not all rando related:
7,000 or more miles
Do at least two randos, 200K or above.
Do at...
Forum: Touring
01-08-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,101
Posted By Rwc5830

I am familiar with the summer heat you're looking...

I am familiar with the summer heat you're looking at for the southern route. I've ridden in day temps as high as 121F and I'm used to heat in TX and it was torture. You will definately run into those...
01-08-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,670
Posted By Rwc5830

I've been invited to a few endurance races this...

I've been invited to a few endurance races this year...that being one of them. Another is one in West Texas, Big Bend area (Dex Tooke is putting on). My problem is I want to do two multiday tours...
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