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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,313
Posted By rhammons

I picked up one of these, shipped it over to the...

I picked up one of these, shipped it over to the states, and absolutely love it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-15, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By rhammons

Missed this post when it was originally posted,...

Missed this post when it was originally posted, but wanted to chime in now that I'm on month three owning a Ribble Sportive Racing.

I purchased mine and had it shipped overseas, back in June. From...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18,645
Views: 3,689,965
Posted By rhammons

This here fella. ...

This here fella.

http://www.randyhammons.com/img/NewSportive.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,526
Posted By rhammons

Totally. I've found there's generally not a...

Totally. I've found there's generally not a typical personality -- it's pretty spread out. I feel most road cyclists are fairly generous and helpful for those who share the passion/hobby with them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 08:03 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,248,348
Posted By rhammons

Just became the owner of a new 2015 Ribble...

Just became the owner of a new 2015 Ribble Sportive Racing. Photo taken just after assembly, still working on fit and fine-tuning.

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,373
Posted By rhammons

This is whats worked for us in the past. Usually...

This is whats worked for us in the past. Usually I'll make mention of where I'm headed, and then there's the find my phone/find my friends usage if she's concerned.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-15, 06:25 AM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,386
Posted By rhammons

To work, and had to take different route than the...

To work, and had to take different route than the norm.

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Forum: Great Lakes
06-05-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By rhammons

Hi! I am a resident of Ohio City and also an avid...

Hi! I am a resident of Ohio City and also an avid cyclist so hopefully I can answer your questions. I bike to work as often as the weather allows it spring through fall and a fair portion of winter,...
08-17-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,873
Posted By rhammons

$1100 was the close-out rate I got from the LBS. ...

$1100 was the close-out rate I got from the LBS. Also, re: the paint/graphic question - it looks like its on there pretty good. It's got quite a baked on layer of clear coat over it I believe.
08-14-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,873
Posted By rhammons

I recently bought this exact same bike. I got an...

I recently bought this exact same bike. I got an excellent new close-out price on it, and was lucky to find it in my size (50cm frame, I'm 5'7 with a 29" in-seam). I've not raced it yet, but have...
08-10-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 2,600,218
Posted By rhammons

I believe he was raised by vultures and was just...

I believe he was raised by vultures and was just hoping I'd keel over and die. He hung out for quite some time.
08-09-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By rhammons

Nobbies went back on last night. Looking forward...

Nobbies went back on last night. Looking forward to my first attempt at cx sept. 9th when NEO CX starts.
08-09-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,081
Views: 2,600,218
Posted By rhammons

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/bfe3c05ad...

http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/bfe3c05ade6611e1bccc22000a1e8b84_7.jpg

With road tires on, just after finishing the first leg of the MS 150 Pedal to the Point.
06-14-12, 05:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,191
Posted By rhammons

Our offices are above one, so there's no fooling...

Our offices are above one, so there's no fooling them as they know me by name. Thankfully, I don't go there enough for them to know what I'll order the days I am there; I keep them on their toes....
05-29-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 9,280
Posted By rhammons

Made my 450 mile goal for the month (currently...

Made my 450 mile goal for the month (currently sitting at 462 with this morning's commute). I really didn't think I'd get there. Feels good.
05-23-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By rhammons

Oh, damn, I should've recognized your bike in the...

Oh, damn, I should've recognized your bike in the pics - we chatted briefly at the stadium about your GAP trips and the one you have coming up. Ben from Willoughby, right? I'm Randy, a friend of...
05-21-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By rhammons

Hey, that shot's from the Rally for Research with...

Hey, that shot's from the Rally for Research with the Pan Ohio group, right? I rode in with that guy with the recumbent for that ride (he came in all the way from Strongsville on that thing, and he...
05-21-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 9,280
Posted By rhammons

Past my furthest distance in a month this weekend...

Past my furthest distance in a month this weekend hitting 333 miles. Still another 117 to go by month's end if I want to hit my goal of 450. This weekend's 75 miler was a killer; my longest ride yet.
05-21-12, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 671,410
Posted By rhammons

Wow, great work guys. Incredible work, Jaki!

Wow, great work guys. Incredible work, Jaki!
05-16-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,965
Posted By rhammons

Hit 247 this morning, hoping to get to 450,...

Hit 247 this morning, hoping to get to 450, thinking I may even go for 500. We'll see. 300 is my monthly max so far.
05-14-12, 09:42 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 9,280
Posted By rhammons

Got some decent riding in this weekend; up to...

Got some decent riding in this weekend; up to 213.5 MTD. Still shooting for 450 for the month, it's going to be tough!
05-14-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 671,410
Posted By rhammons

Put this up in another weight loss forum, and...

Put this up in another weight loss forum, and figured I'd share here since this place has been such an inspiration to me over the past year. From 247lbs. to 177lbs. today. Personally, it's...
05-07-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 9,280
Posted By rhammons

Up to 86 miles so far. Was hoping to be at 100...

Up to 86 miles so far. Was hoping to be at 100 miles (really upping my game this month).
05-02-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,000
Posted By rhammons

Ditto. Since my last tune up things have been...

Ditto. Since my last tune up things have been staying aligned pretty well, but there's still the need for an occasional adjustment. And just like a car brake it will occasionally squeal when there's...
05-01-12, 06:51 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

And I made it with a total of 303.6 miles for the...

And I made it with a total of 303.6 miles for the month. woot.
05-01-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By rhammons

I'm near a completely different person than I was...

I'm near a completely different person than I was last year, and it really all started at the beginning of this year. I'm down about 40 lbs. (60 something from this time last year), working up to a...
04-30-12, 06:11 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

Got a really nice 50 miler in yesterday, and now...

Got a really nice 50 miler in yesterday, and now I notice with today's commute I'm 6 miles shy of a personal record breaking 300 mile month. You can bet on me extending tonight's commute to hit that!
04-26-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By rhammons

There is absolutely so much great advice in here!...

There is absolutely so much great advice in here! We're all in this battle together. The only thing I can add, especially in regards with this statement, is that what you've listed is all you need...
04-25-12, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By rhammons

Become a part-time bike messenger? Start your own...

Become a part-time bike messenger? Start your own tour service? Pedicab? Cleveland seems to already have plenty of these, but I'm sure you can put an interesting spin on it.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By rhammons

Being mostly metal and rubber, bikes tend to dry...

Being mostly metal and rubber, bikes tend to dry off pretty quickly. One thing I've started doing at the office is never letting my bike roll on the floors, I always lift and carry it to my cube. ...
04-19-12, 06:39 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

Hit 207 as of this morning. Thinking I'll beat...

Hit 207 as of this morning. Thinking I'll beat out last month's 224 by a fair amount if the weather plays nice.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,618
Posted By rhammons

A tune up! Taking my bike into the shop for it...

A tune up! Taking my bike into the shop for it tomorrow. Before that: replacement glasses (scattante echelons), and a second water bottle in preparation for this past weekends metric century.
04-18-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rhammons

It's a website and a mobile application ( you can...

It's a website and a mobile application ( you can use either, or both in tandem ) for tracking food and exercise towards weight loss goals.
04-18-12, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By rhammons

Way to go! I'm in the same boat. I've been...

Way to go! I'm in the same boat. I've been cycling regularly since late last summer, and just introduced Lose It and the calorie counting back in early February. I'm down 27lbs since starting Lose...
04-16-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By rhammons

This! Diet and Exercise need to be balanced....

This! Diet and Exercise need to be balanced. I've found my strongest weight loss periods are when I'm blending in strength training into my usual cardio filled workout days.
04-16-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

Squeezed in 66.4 grueling miles Saturday, marking...

Squeezed in 66.4 grueling miles Saturday, marking my longest ride yet and putting me up to 168 miles for the month so far. Wow was that ever tough; 50 degrees, 10mph headwind most of the way, rain...
04-13-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

Up to 96 miles as of this morning's commute....

Up to 96 miles as of this morning's commute. Planning a metric century tomorrow if the storms hold off. Looking like a 200+ mile month for sure.
04-09-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By rhammons

I started using this full-time back in February....

I started using this full-time back in February. As of then, I'm down 24lbs. Definitely up for some followers/supporters/etc. My username is "RandyHammons".
Forum: Commuting
04-09-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,380
Posted By rhammons

Best ride in to work yet. I have a short commute...

Best ride in to work yet. I have a short commute (2.5-3 miles depending on route) to begin with, but today offered the best temperature, and traffic light coordination yet. Averaged 18mph and got in...
04-06-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,352
Posted By rhammons

Good work man! You're kicking butt, keep at it.

Good work man! You're kicking butt, keep at it.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,380
Posted By rhammons

Perfect ride in this morning. 38F with a nice...

Perfect ride in this morning. 38F with a nice breeze and plenty of sunshine to keep me thinking warm. Arm warmers, hoodie, shorts and wool socks were in full force.
04-05-12, 06:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,654
Posted By rhammons

So, it's been about a month since trying these...

So, it's been about a month since trying these out. I've only fallen two additional times since this past post, but the boost in performance and overall feel of control with being anchored in on the...
04-03-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 6,834
Posted By rhammons

Starting the month off right; 41 miles logged and...

Starting the month off right; 41 miles logged and it's only the 3rd of the month. Hoping to log a metric century this weekend. Set a goal for 150 miles this month, but I think I'll break 200 at this...
03-29-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,021
Posted By rhammons

I usually have my 9 function Knog NERD hooked up...

I usually have my 9 function Knog NERD hooked up and running, with my iphone tracking heart rate and gps, and as backup. The NERD works pretty great, was especially great over winter on the trainer;...
03-29-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By rhammons

Here in Cleveland its been a mixed bag. I have...

Here in Cleveland its been a mixed bag. I have my summer kit and cold weather kit out in rotation. Last week we had some near 80 days that allowed for serious short/short-sleeved days; this week's...
03-27-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 6,962
Posted By rhammons

Hit 200 miles over the weekend. Officially the...

Hit 200 miles over the weekend. Officially the most mileage I've covered in a month. Woot!
03-26-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,820
Posted By rhammons

Aside from making you healthier, and a better...

Aside from making you healthier, and a better cyclist, you will also become a better mechanic, like it or not. :) Every incident is a learning experience, or should be.
03-25-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,820
Posted By rhammons

Did some looking back, and my first ride was 26...

Did some looking back, and my first ride was 26 miles and 3+ hours long, I was weighing in at about 235+ at the time (last July, 2011) and had just joined a recreational volleyball league, other than...
03-23-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,784
Posted By rhammons

This is a Bikes Direct (see: bikesdirect.com)...

This is a Bikes Direct (see: bikesdirect.com) bike, so good luck finding a local shop to try it out; I have a similar model, the Gravity Zilla 29er and, for the money its been a great bike. I'm 5'7...
03-23-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By rhammons

Certainly sounds like part of the solution. I'm...

Certainly sounds like part of the solution. I'm hoping to do something similar, if the rain/storms hold out, but this weekend doesn't have the best forecast here.
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