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05-24-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By Singlespeedster

MTB Slide Show @ Wheat Ridge Cyclery, Denver, CO. Wed June 6th.

Hey kids,

I'm going to be doing a slide show featuring images from my trips with Magpie Adventures. It'll be at Wheat Ridge Cyclery (http://ridewrc.com/index.cfm) the evening of Wednesday, June...
Forum: Foo
02-06-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 781
Posted By Singlespeedster

People will no doubt scoff, but I found that a...

People will no doubt scoff, but I found that a book, such as one of those annoying "____ for Dummies" helped immensely.

I can now make PS do what I need and want it to do.
Forum: Foo
02-03-07, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5,213
Views: 217,118
Posted By Singlespeedster

Three over the plate. 1) Ait Benhaddou,...

Three over the plate.

1) Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

2) Mount Evans, Colorado

3) North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-06, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Singlespeedster

new bike report: Old News

What's old is new again, or verse vica:

http://www.anthonysloan.com/scrapbin/bleriotIMG_5415.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/scrapbin/bleriotIMG_7247.jpg
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08-11-06, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6512.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6512.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6517.jpg

Yup, itís still there.

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6524.jpg
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08-11-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6423.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6423.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6442.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6464.jpg

Who, I ask, needs television? Another...
08-11-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6255.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6255.jpg

Yup, thereís a canyon over here too. See that little white speck at bottom center of that picture? Thatís Thunder River, the worldís shortest and...
08-11-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6093.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6093.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6142.jpg

(liíl product placement there)

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_6149.jpg
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08-11-06, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

Day 3, that morning we got up and breakfasted...

Day 3, that morning we got up and breakfasted like kings on blueberry pancakes. Then saddled up for an east to west jaunt across the park.

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5883.jpg
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08-11-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5790.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5790.jpg

Ah. There it is. The ditch. Hugeness. Vastness. Just when you think you have your head wrapped around it you notice some little detail, like those...
08-11-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5624.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5624.jpg

Ponderosa pine reaching out to the void like Japanese poetry.

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5642.jpg

After a breakfast of fresh...
08-11-06, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5465.jpg...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5465.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5493.jpg

http://www.anthonysloan.com/nrgc/nrgcIMG_5497.jpg

Zoomers and aspen pans. Small things...
08-11-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Singlespeedster

North Rim Grand Canyon/Kaibab Plateau

Here are some pictures from a 5 day mountain bike trip to the Kaibab Plateau and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. This was another trip with Magpie Adventures, run by Mike and Maggie. Magpie...
02-28-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,236
Posted By Singlespeedster

Wow, Haters never cease to amaze me...To each his...

Wow, Haters never cease to amaze me...To each his own I guess.

Thanks for the props. The first day we rode Sovereign the next day consisted of Amasa/X?X?X?X/Rockstacker/Jackson. Despite the...
02-27-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,236
Posted By Singlespeedster

Moab pics

I needed a break before my upcoming vacation, so it was a welcome thing indeed to get hip to the tenth first annual Replacement Festival over in Moab.

Moab. You know. That overrated place with no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Singlespeedster

Wedge wedge wedge! That uncomfortable...

Wedge wedge wedge!

That uncomfortable crunching sounds like it is your IT band sliding around over the femur. Stabilizing the foot through the pedal stroke should help.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Singlespeedster

I have high school kids working for me that I...

I have high school kids working for me that I have sent to see Andy Pruitt to get clinicked on this knowledge. That said, it is important to make sure the person setting up your cleats knows what...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Singlespeedster

The best thing for really high arches is an...

The best thing for really high arches is an orthotic or footbed that provides ample arch support, especially for those running Sidi shoes. (Sidis are extremely well made shoes that fit great, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By Singlespeedster

Your pain soundl like an IT band issue. The...

Your pain soundl like an IT band issue. The Ilotibial band is a component of your leg muscles that attaches the tib/fib to the hip. (It is not a muscle) Pain here can be a good indicator that your...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By Singlespeedster

Keith's name has been out there for a while. He...

Keith's name has been out there for a while. He probably lost a fair amount of luster after Trek bought his company, even though he still has an active hand in design.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,015
Posted By Singlespeedster

I have a set of Bontrager Race Xlites. I find...

I have a set of Bontrager Race Xlites. I find them to be a great wheel. DT swiss star ratchet hub. Nice and lightweight, and for my weight, they ride nice.

I have a few Bontrager stems here and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Singlespeedster

That's what we use to haul away folks with NO...

That's what we use to haul away folks with NO SENSE OF HUMOR!!!!! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 05:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,762
Posted By Singlespeedster

Here at our shop we have absolutely struggled...

Here at our shop we have absolutely struggled with front shifting and FSA cranks. The derailleur itself is going to "wrap" the chainring better. Keeping the chain from flopping down to the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 04:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,762
Posted By Singlespeedster

Going to compact will give you significantly...

Going to compact will give you significantly lower gearing. You'll want a compact front derailleur to get the best shifting fidelity.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Singlespeedster

Thanks to those who commiserated. And ...

Thanks to those who commiserated.

And :rolleyes: to those who preached at me.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Singlespeedster

The Dolce has compact geometry, so the sloping...

The Dolce has compact geometry, so the sloping top tube allowed her to stand over a bike that is, in fact, too big. Too many people approach bike fit from a purely vertical perspective, when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Singlespeedster

I lived in Texas for 16 years. Trust me, it is...

I lived in Texas for 16 years. Trust me, it is WINDY here!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By Singlespeedster

Rant: Wind

Why oh why has it been so damnably windy here on the Front Range this winter?

Everytime I head out for a road ride I end up in a soul-sucking headwind. The kind of wind where there are white caps...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Singlespeedster

Does it fit you? Looks like you shortened it up a...

Does it fit you? Looks like you shortened it up a notch.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-06, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Singlespeedster

'96 Allez

'96 Allez
02-19-06, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By Singlespeedster

http://www.anthonysloan.com/searle/searle32.jpg ...

http://www.anthonysloan.com/searle/searle32.jpg

Nope.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-06, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Singlespeedster

As stated, the best buyer's guide available is...

As stated, the best buyer's guide available is you. Going to bike shop. Riding bikes. Find a decent shop, one where the sales staff begins the buying process with who you are, what sort of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,658
Posted By Singlespeedster

More thoughts on the matter: When I'm in my...

More thoughts on the matter:

When I'm in my truck, driving, and I see a cyclist running stop signs and stoplights, or otherwise disobeying the rules of the road, I think to myself: "This is why...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Singlespeedster

The Mavic hubs need to be periodically serviced...

The Mavic hubs need to be periodically serviced (2x aa yaer/season is a good schedule) There are three pawls inside the freehub body, with very tiny springs actuating them. It is relatively simple...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,658
Posted By Singlespeedster

When I ride my bike on the road, I expect to be...

When I ride my bike on the road, I expect to be taken seriously. To that end, I obey the rules of the road. I stop for stop signs and stoplights.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Singlespeedster

A year or so ago I built up a Lemond Victoire...

A year or so ago I built up a Lemond Victoire with the then new Ultegra 10 speed group.

My impressions:

The shifters are nicer, both ergonomically and functionally. There is more surface area...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Singlespeedster

Wow. This is an amazingly useful contribution. ...

Wow. This is an amazingly useful contribution.
:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By Singlespeedster

I'm confused by this. Do you close your eyes when...

I'm confused by this. Do you close your eyes when you wear sunglasses?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By Singlespeedster

A refreshingly optimistic viewpoint! Thanks for...

A refreshingly optimistic viewpoint! Thanks for that.

I also see a lot of people confusing performance with speed. I think about the type of road rides I do,a nd they tend to be 40-120 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 04:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Singlespeedster

To the original poster: There is a lot of "I...

To the original poster:

There is a lot of "I thinks" being thrown around in this thread. I encourage you to peruse the shimano site for real data.

The 959s are not made from lighter materials. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By Singlespeedster

In my opinion, the 540s would be just as good....

In my opinion, the 540s would be just as good. They weigh 8 grams more, and they don't have the flourine coating. Those are about the only differences between the 959s and the 540s.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By Singlespeedster

I've been using the Specialized adaptive...

I've been using the Specialized adaptive sunglasses for almost a year now. The lens quality is amazing, some of the clearest optics I've seen, and I'm comparing them to Oakleys, Smiths and Rudy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,724
Posted By Singlespeedster

Define do well. If you mean head out the...

Define do well.

If you mean head out the door and get in some decent training miles, stay in shape, and maybe compete in the occasional race, then yes.

If you mean finish well in a pro-level...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,359
Posted By Singlespeedster

I think he was being ironic... Everytime I...

I think he was being ironic...

Everytime I see the old argument about "Pros get ride what they gat paid to ride..." I feel compelled to say that even though they are being paid to ride a certain...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 08:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,359
Posted By Singlespeedster

As others have said, ride bunches of bikes and go...

As others have said, ride bunches of bikes and go with what feels best. Fit and feel are very subjective. Fit and feel are also one of the few things that can't be changed about a frame.

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-06, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 982
Posted By Singlespeedster

I ride because I like getting outdoors, and I'm...

I ride because I like getting outdoors, and I'm lucky enough to live in an area with varied terrain and great views.

http://www.anthonysloan.com/scrapbin/lookout01.jpg
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 04:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,134
Posted By Singlespeedster

Why are you a dork on BikeForums?

;)

I am a dork on bike forums because:

I have a frame pump on my bike.
I run a threadless stem...with positive rise.
My bike is too expensive
My bike isn't expensive enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By Singlespeedster

I disagree with both points, still. I htink that...

I disagree with both points, still. I htink that over the past 17 years, changes that amount o a lot have occurred in bicycles. Most of which are noticeable to the recreational cyclist. And weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,380
Posted By Singlespeedster

I had it done 5 years ago. The best money I've...

I had it done 5 years ago. The best money I've ever spent. I had the procedure at 10:00 am, went home, slept until 8 the next morning and hopped on the road bike and rode 10 miles to pick up my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,499
Posted By Singlespeedster

You are taking the easy way out. Anyone could...

You are taking the easy way out. Anyone could skim the top of the market and find the ridiculous. This doesn't adequately address the contention that "no bike is worth more than $2000".
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