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Views: 858
Posted By barturtle

Pay attention: They're talking about motorcycle...

Pay attention: They're talking about motorcycle trips. The type of mental sharpness needed to do long stints in the saddle, motorcycle or bicycle is similar.
Replies: 27
Views: 2,684
Posted By barturtle

A full zip jersey makes bathroom breaks easier...

A full zip jersey makes bathroom breaks easier with bibs than a half zip. I particularly like my full-zip short sleeve Smartwool jersey for long summer days. I have some bibs that are more able to be...
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Views: 3,727
Posted By barturtle

You gave me a great idea: At the half way point...

You gave me a great idea: At the half way point take me and my heavy ass bike and run over anyone who has any water and food, take it and carry on with my ride! Brilliant!
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Views: 3,727
Posted By barturtle

That'd be awesome, but there's nothing in the...

That'd be awesome, but there's nothing in the area aside from near the start, not that there is a course map available in advance. Any outside help earns a DQ, anyway. No stashed bottles, either.
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Posted By barturtle

So, new development:no more drop bag service. Or...

So, new development:no more drop bag service. Or any service at all. There are zero resupply spots on the course. Fully self-supported.

Any thoughts on best way to carry enough food and water for...
06-13-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By barturtle

I've got an older model Black Diamond Spot, and...

I've got an older model Black Diamond Spot, and it's bright enough to ride by, the new model is supposed to be ~50% brighter. Pretty reasonably priced.
Forum: BMX
06-04-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,360
Posted By barturtle

If you've only got 11 Pounds into it, maybe you...

If you've only got 11 Pounds into it, maybe you can make a profit and get 20 Pounds or so for it.
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Views: 3,727
Posted By barturtle

Thanks, Askel. Other than water and a larger...

Thanks, Askel.

Other than water and a larger lunch (in addition to all the bars and gels on the bike) I was considering the drop bag to be used to replenish the spares on the bike. If I go through...
05-27-11, 09:41 AM
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Views: 4,667
Posted By barturtle

I've got an 08 Coda, it has over 4000 miles on...

I've got an 08 Coda, it has over 4000 miles on it, though it doesn't get ridden as much currently as my other 2 bikes, mostly because I don't have it set up for the types of riding I most typically...
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Views: 424
Posted By barturtle

I know the KY RBA moved all his events up, both...

I know the KY RBA moved all his events up, both to let the riders get their PBP qualifications done and to allow for those who didn't make the cutoffs locally to try again in another region. I didn't...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By barturtle

I love my Fantom CX. I don't have too much...

I love my Fantom CX. I don't have too much trouble keeping up on club rides, even though it's pretty loaded with fenders, bags and such.

However, that said, I'd love to have a Soma Double Cross DC.
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Posted By barturtle

Mostly I'm using the MTB because I don't want to...

Mostly I'm using the MTB because I don't want to risk my normal century bike. The old Trek is a nice steel frame, and now sports a rigid Surly 1x1 fork. Those fat tires roll really well and will...
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Views: 3,727
Posted By barturtle

Thanks everyone. I was planning on carrying a...

Thanks everyone. I was planning on carrying a spare (I always do on all my bikes). I'll be using my MTB for this ride, current plan, which could change as I continue testing, is to run a 1.8" rear...
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Posted By barturtle

What's in your Drop Bag?

I've signed up for my first event that offers drop bag service. I've never needed one, as all the local events in Kentucky (brevets, club centuries) have plenty of store stops for food and water and...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-11, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By barturtle

One of these might just handle a petite sized...

One of these might just handle a petite sized wife

http://www.cetmacargo.com/CETMAracksindex.htm

http://www.passstow.com/index.html
05-21-11, 03:34 PM
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Posted By barturtle

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___5005...

http://www.campmor.com/outdoor/gear/Product___50052

I've got some, they've been used a few times, but normally I just wear sandals and wool socks when it's raining.
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Views: 1,297
Posted By barturtle

I'll add to my earlier suggestion to get a bike...

I'll add to my earlier suggestion to get a bike that can handle wider tires:

These are dirt roads, with a very skinny tire with little to no tread, if there is the least amount of moisture, you're...
04-24-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By barturtle

Cateye LD-150. Mounted on the front of my Acorn...

Cateye LD-150. Mounted on the front of my Acorn Handlebar Bag. With black tape forming a visor so the blink doesn't distract me. Great light.
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Views: 1,297
Posted By barturtle

Unless you are extremely light (like under 130)...

Unless you are extremely light (like under 130) AND have lots of experience riding dirt, I'd suggest getting a bike that can handle wider tires. Like 32's. 35's if you're over 175. 38's if you're...
04-18-11, 08:21 PM
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Posted By barturtle

Even if they did, the 28mm width is usually just...

Even if they did, the 28mm width is usually just the casing, and the knobs require more space around that. Probably your best bet is going to be some kind of treaded commuter tire, like the Panaracer...
04-17-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,076
Posted By barturtle

Heck, I ride with a 46x34 with a 13-30 cassette....

Heck, I ride with a 46x34 with a 13-30 cassette. But I'm more a century guy than a speed demon.
04-14-11, 12:22 AM
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Views: 12,063
Posted By barturtle

Try dropping the pressure in your tires. If...

Try dropping the pressure in your tires. If you're running the max they're rated for you either have too much pressure or too narrow of tires. I'm north of 200 and in 28's I'm only running 85f/95r....
04-13-11, 09:14 AM
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Views: 5,922
Posted By barturtle

You may have already figured this out, but this...

You may have already figured this out, but this looks doable, as there are signs and markings for traffic in both directions.

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04-09-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By barturtle

I also run the Kwest 1.5" (a mismatched 65psi fr...

I also run the Kwest 1.5" (a mismatched 65psi fr and 100psi rr) performance has been great so far, though honestly since it's one of 3 bikes I own it doesn't see tons of miles.
04-08-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By barturtle

I've followed the replace 2 rebuild on 3 (or...

I've followed the replace 2 rebuild on 3 (or actually build a new wheel as I've only broken spokes on wheelsets I wouldn't spend money on rebuilding)

Out of curiosity, how do you like the...
04-08-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By barturtle

While a pricier way to do it, the Fantom Cross...

While a pricier way to do it, the Fantom Cross Pro frameset is in stock in 64 on bikeisland, just buy the lower spec Fantom CX in the largest size available (for the longer cranks) and switch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By barturtle

I'm using reverse levers on my MTB with v-brakes...

I'm using reverse levers on my MTB with v-brakes by using Travel Agents.
04-05-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,455
Posted By barturtle

Soma makes a MTB diameter moustache that fits...

Soma makes a MTB diameter moustache that fits bar-cons (or inverse brake levers), in its 3-Speed II bar. I wish it came in black...
04-04-11, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,216
Posted By barturtle

The Nashbar Townie Basket/ Transit Grocery Bag...

The Nashbar Townie Basket/ Transit Grocery Bag Pannier are good budget bags for this type of work. A word of caution, depending on how far back you need to place them to get heel clearance, you may...
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Views: 1,199
Posted By barturtle

I've not done D2R2, but after about 60 miles on a...

I've not done D2R2, but after about 60 miles on a flat bar, my shoulders, elbows and wrists are shot. I'd suggest looking at some of the alt bars that are out there: OnOne Mary, Jones H-Bar, Soma...
04-02-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,185
Posted By barturtle

50.x on a 2 mile descent in Central KY.

50.x on a 2 mile descent in Central KY.
03-31-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,955
Posted By barturtle

The original Bell Metro and Citi had a mirror...

The original Bell Metro and Citi had a mirror available as an option, but that was 5 or more years ago and led lights weren't cheap/powerful enough.

The new Muni with a pair of Fleas looks like it...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 513
Posted By barturtle

The Arkel Utility Basket can handle your 30lbs...

The Arkel Utility Basket can handle your 30lbs and then some. Mine is still going strong and looks basically new after 7 years.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,145
Posted By barturtle

Acorn Handlebar Bag Carradice SQR Slim ...

Acorn Handlebar Bag
Carradice SQR Slim
Minnehaha Small Saddlebag
Arkel Utility Basket
Nashbar Townie Basket
Schwinn Stem Bag
Topeak Handy E Pack
Trans It 45 Wedge
Nashbar Front Rack Bag...
03-28-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,792
Posted By barturtle

http://www.audiobike.com/index.html ...and...

http://www.audiobike.com/index.html

...and stop worrying about fit and wind noise...and legality.
03-28-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,393
Posted By barturtle

I've got my main bike set up with 46/34 and a...

I've got my main bike set up with 46/34 and a 13-30 9sp. Gives me 95-30 gear inches. That covers everything from commuting to fairy hilly centuries. Only time I make any changes are flat club...
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,871
Posted By barturtle

I find my Brooks to be more sensitive to...

I find my Brooks to be more sensitive to positioning than other saddles. 0.5 degree or 2mm adjustments can make a significant difference. I'd suggest getting a pro bike fit done and being very...
03-26-11, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By barturtle

Raleigh Canada. Sojourn....

Raleigh Canada. Sojourn. (http://www.raleigh-canada.ca/popup/sojourn.htm#specs)
03-26-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,727
Posted By barturtle

Take a look at the Raleigh Sojourn. I think it's...

Take a look at the Raleigh Sojourn. I think it's pretty sweet.
Replies: 17
Views: 7,420
Posted By barturtle

If by "have no room for a handlebar bag" you mean...

If by "have no room for a handlebar bag" you mean you have Shimano Brifters, the Acorn Handlebar Bag easily fits between the bars and the cables.

I've used the Minnehaha Saddle Bag (Small) It's...
03-25-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By barturtle

Shimano, any from Tiagra up (that's the level...

Shimano, any from Tiagra up (that's the level where the good seals start)
Forum: Touring
03-25-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,170
Posted By barturtle

The Acorn Handlebar Bag clears the cables on my...

The Acorn Handlebar Bag clears the cables on my Sora equipped bike with room to spare, even with a top tube cable run.
It's not, however the quickly removed, map topped type of bag I think you're...
03-24-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By barturtle

It's possible that your seat may be too far...

It's possible that your seat may be too far forward, causing your body to balance forward. Try moving it back (and down a bit to make up for the increase saddle to pedal from moving it back)
Forum: Touring
03-24-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,817
Posted By barturtle

The Oregon Cyclewear ones have always looked...

The Oregon Cyclewear ones have always looked nice, but until they start making them in clyde sizes, I'll never get to find out. Only in cycling is 35.5" an XL waist...
Forum: Touring
03-24-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,817
Posted By barturtle

I recently purchased my first pair of knickers,...

I recently purchased my first pair of knickers, the LG Krocknickers. I've got to say I think they're great. I could totally see touring in them. They're also great for cruising around town, hitting...
03-24-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,220
Posted By barturtle

The pads that come with the Oryx suck. Koolstop...

The pads that come with the Oryx suck. Koolstop MTB Dual Compound are awesome (I use them on both my Linear pulls and Oryx Cantis)

If you'd really like to use the Linear pulls (frankly they're...
Forum: BMX
03-20-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By barturtle

Can you do a standing front flip? Now can you it...

Can you do a standing front flip? Now can you it with 20 pounds strapped to your ankles?
03-16-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,591
Posted By barturtle

Added weight doesn't add resistance, it only...

Added weight doesn't add resistance, it only smooths the riding motion once moving.
03-16-11, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By barturtle

If you can still find one. the older Minoura 300U...

If you can still find one. the older Minoura 300U holds two cages up above the saddle. Makes it hard to mount with your leg over the saddle. Won't mount to a Brooks.
03-16-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By barturtle

I have a couple different lights I use as front...

I have a couple different lights I use as front blinkies. A Planet Bike Sport Spot and a Cateye LD150. The Sport Spot is brighter, but angles down more than I'd like when just clipped on. The LD150...
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