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Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,165
Posted By pletcgm

Alpe d'Huez

i am going to have the chance to cycle up Alpe d'Huez next August on my way to Russia to climb Mount Elbrus. Are there photographers on Alpe d'Huez that take your picture and you ascend the mountain?
Forum: Touring
11-12-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By pletcgm

Thanks. I didn't know the USPS had that option.

Thanks. I didn't know the USPS had that option.
Forum: Touring
11-12-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By pletcgm

I have done that when mountaineering. I will...

I have done that when mountaineering. I will leave the bulk of my stuff before proceeding to the summit.
Forum: Touring
11-11-14, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By pletcgm

Thanks. I never thought about approaching the...

Thanks. I never thought about approaching the bicycle shops. I will google some in anchorage and see if they might be willing to let me leave my bike case there. If they don't I will check with...
Forum: Touring
11-11-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By pletcgm

Tour Logistics

I am planning a ~300 mile bicycle tour from around Denali and onto Anchorage next June or July. I already have the transportation from Anchorage to Denali worked out. My issue is storage. Any ideas...
05-24-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,186
Posted By pletcgm

So I wonder what the school will do if neither...

So I wonder what the school will do if neither parent, or a single parent cannot drive due to a DUI or medical condition?
04-30-12, 08:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,714
Posted By pletcgm

I agree, but I have also noticed that drivers do...

I agree, but I have also noticed that drivers do take note when they see you consistently and notice that you are courteous and obey the laws. I take the same route commuting to the office and...
04-30-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,714
Posted By pletcgm

I am glad they got the driver, but they were also...

I am glad they got the driver, but they were also stupid idiots for running stop signs like that. That is one of the reasons we have such a bad rap because so many blatantly disobey the road laws...
04-30-12, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By pletcgm

I headed into the office one morning and saw a...

I headed into the office one morning and saw a woman on a bicycle to which this exact thing happened to.
10-14-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By pletcgm

Yep. So far, I have gotten the back axle...

Yep. So far, I have gotten the back axle connected to the seat, lower, and upper booms. I am waiting on the suspension springs, wheels, and now the bottom bracket shell to arrive before I can...
10-14-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By pletcgm

I was looking for the bottom bracket shell. I...

I was looking for the bottom bracket shell. I didn't know what that was called. I need the shell so that I can install the crank on the front of the frame. Thanks for the info! I found one right here...
10-14-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By pletcgm

Need a new bottom bracket

Where can I purchase just the bottom bracket? I am in the process of constructing a velomobile and need just the bottom bracket for the crank. I know I could buy a bike and cut it off to use, but...
10-14-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,267
Posted By pletcgm

Here is a pic of me carrying him in his trailer...

Here is a pic of me carrying him in his trailer while touring

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2078/74/112/650478887/n650478887_1265222_6784.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
12-06-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 550
Posted By pletcgm

Velomobile Project

I am starting a new project to build a velomobile. I have built a lot of different things in the past, but never a bike. My project blog is located here: http://mickpletcher.wordpress.com/
09-23-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,642,827
Posted By pletcgm

I have started commuting back and forth to the...

I have started commuting back and forth to the office. Of all the thousands of miles I have ridden, there is one strip, about 1/2 mile, I get on the sidewalk because the cars on that road scare me to...
09-11-10, 10:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By pletcgm

Trico iron Bike Travel Case

I am seriously looking at either buying this case or the Thule. My question is, is the Trico case clear? The pictures look like you can see through the case.
08-25-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By pletcgm

It's getting some real momentum going. I have...

It's getting some real momentum going. I have gotten in contact with a few IMBA guys, the city is for it, and we have 100 acres to use. The next step is getting the trail designed to submit to the...
08-25-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By pletcgm

Thanks for the info. I am going to one of the...

Thanks for the info. I am going to one of the local bike shops where I have several friends and a couple of them are SORBA members who would know the right contacts.
08-24-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By pletcgm

Building a new Mountain Bike Park

I live on the outskirts of Nashville. Bull Run Recreational Area has a good amount of woods that has gone unused. I originally found a trail that the person who lives beside it had cut out to get to...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-10, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By pletcgm

I commute from Ashland City to downtown. The...

I commute from Ashland City to downtown. The commute isn't bad and it only takes me about an hour. I mostly have bicycle lanes until I hit Bordeaux.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,108
Posted By pletcgm

I commute 11.3 miles each way. I have mostly...

I commute 11.3 miles each way. I have mostly bicycle lanes to ride in on, except for 2 miles. I used to commute a lot more, but when I moved to the west of Nashville, I was very leery of it because I...
07-30-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By pletcgm

That is exactly my point. When they initially...

That is exactly my point. When they initially built these, that was what they had in mind; to keep cyclists off the roads by creating the MUPs all over Nashville and connecting them together.
07-29-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By pletcgm

See that is what I don't get. Why do they stress...

See that is what I don't get. Why do they stress that Greenways are also for commuting? How are you going to effectively commute if you can't exceed 10 to 15 mph?
07-29-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,475
Posted By pletcgm

Greenway Speed

Nashville has built a lot of Greenways. Now, they have determined that no one should exceed 15 mph on them. I am thinking, what the hell??? What is wrong with going faster than 15 mph if you average...
07-21-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,665
Posted By pletcgm

Because you have been given the same rights to...

Because you have been given the same rights to use the roads as cars are given. Because drivers have more respect for you when they see you abiding by the laws the same as they do. Because it is the...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-09, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By pletcgm

Also, I got into crotch rockets and that had my...

Also, I got into crotch rockets and that had my attention for a while too. But still, nothing compares to cycling on your own energy.
Forum: Introductions
07-16-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By pletcgm

Yes. You are correct. It is hard to balance them....

Yes. You are correct. It is hard to balance them. What is surprising me is that I am adapting back to cycling very fast. My legs are transforming back much quicker than I thought.
Forum: Introductions
07-16-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By pletcgm

I'm Back

It has been a long time since I have posted here regularly and cycled regularly. I raced for about 3 years until a back injury due to ego. Soon afterwards, I met my wife and accepted promotions,...
07-18-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By pletcgm

Road to Mountain

I have ridden thousands of miles on my road bikes. About three years ago, I bought my first mountain bike. I became addicted as hell to mountain biking. I think I really like the jumps, rock gardens,...
07-09-08, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By pletcgm

That's why the police should also enforce the...

That's why the police should also enforce the laws the same with cyclists as with automobiles.
07-09-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,179
Posted By pletcgm

They are correct in the article. A good number of...

They are correct in the article. A good number of cyclists break the law. I used to ride with a group that would go right through the stop lights. I just stayed behind and waited for the green light...
06-23-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By pletcgm

That's true, but especially on a bicycle, I would...

That's true, but especially on a bicycle, I would rather hit them from the back, than go down and them run over me.
06-22-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,358
Posted By pletcgm

I can tell you all right now, it's not because...

I can tell you all right now, it's not because you are on a bicycle that they are passing you. It is because you are on two wheels and they don't want to be behind you if you go down. I always said...
06-22-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By pletcgm

I have mainly finished the mounts. I took it out...

I have mainly finished the mounts. I took it out today and it held up like a champ. I have the last finishing things to do, but I will post a picture of it tomorrow. It was already dark by the time I...
06-20-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By pletcgm

I am nearing being finished with the mount. Here...

I am nearing being finished with the mount. Here is how I am doing it. I created a steel plate that is attached to the passenger seat via straps. I then disassembled a Yakima raptor bike rack and put...
06-09-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By pletcgm

I talked to one of the engineers at the firm I...

I talked to one of the engineers at the firm I work at and he suggested that I take both wheels off the bike, Giant Trance 2, and then mount the frame of the back of the motorcycle with the wheels...
06-09-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,554
Posted By pletcgm

Motorcycle Bicycle Rack

Does anyone have any additional ideas on designing a bicycle rack for my motorcycle? There are racks (http://hometown.aol.com/__121b_oanl1PprabZgEVzy8Q+86duGeWfpnjK1OIh15DF+yLI=) 1...
06-05-08, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By pletcgm

Bike Decals (Stickers)

Where can I get some bike decals for my truck, specifically Giant and Cannondale? I have Googled and not come up with anything.
05-12-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By pletcgm

Good point!

Good point!
05-12-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,731
Posted By pletcgm

Nasty Comments by the Obese

I am not trying to sound judgmental, but am I the only one here that has noticed that a good number of the drivers that make nasty comments and obese? The majority of the ones that have smarted off...
05-12-08, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,642,827
Posted By pletcgm

I cycle in traffic where a lot of cyclists in...

I cycle in traffic where a lot of cyclists in Nashville will not. There is one half mile stretch that I will not ride on. I purposely get on the sidewalk. It a half mile of being near the projects...
11-16-07, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,109
Posted By pletcgm

Motorcycle Bike Mount

Well, I have finally gotten somewhere in figuring out how to tow my bicycles on my motorcycle. The truck has all of the mounts, but I hate the gas mileage it gets <20 mpg and the miles I would be...
09-03-07, 09:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 277
Posted By pletcgm

Turbo Biki

This isn't the smartest person in the world!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxLn_EHggMQ
12-18-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,817
Posted By pletcgm

It has a 250 cc engine with a timing of 0-55 in 5...

It has a 250 cc engine with a timing of 0-55 in 5 seconds. It weighs in at 408 pounds.
12-18-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,817
Posted By pletcgm

So you wouldn't mind a 400 pound scooter in the...

So you wouldn't mind a 400 pound scooter in the bike lane?
12-18-06, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,817
Posted By pletcgm

I ride a Yamaha Morpheos into work everyday and...

I ride a Yamaha Morpheos into work everyday and no, they are not allowed in the bike lane. I have seen two do that here and I yelled at them to get off the lane that it was for bicycles.
12-18-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,424
Posted By pletcgm

Netathlon vs. Computrainer

I would appreciate some feedback on both of the above mentioned trainers. I was set on buying the Computrainer until I heard about the Netathlon. I realize the Computrainer has far more analysis of...
09-06-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,559
Posted By pletcgm

G. Gordon Liddy Comment

Yesterday, he had a discussion about future generations being raised as wimps. He brought up about people wearing bicycle helmets and how stupid it is. He said it's not needed and he would never wear...
08-07-06, 01:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By pletcgm

Thanks for that info. I didn't know about those...

Thanks for that info. I didn't know about those bikes since I have always dealt with skewers. I am in the process of building her a Giant OCR Elite, but until I finish that, she will be riding the...
08-06-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By pletcgm

Quick Release Skewer

My fiancée is just getting started into cycling. She has a bike that she bought at Wal Mart which the wheels are held on by nuts, instead of quick release skewers. Can those nuts be replaced with...
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