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Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By Makoa

Ever see "Frivolous Lola" by Tinto Brass? ...

Ever see "Frivolous Lola" by Tinto Brass? Classic scene of a woman on a bike.
http://www.bikefilmfestival.org/images/frivolous-lola-150.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,263
Posted By Makoa

I just dunk mine in the swimming pool whenever...

I just dunk mine in the swimming pool whenever the lifeguards are not looking. Just don't jump or dive in with the helmet on unless you have a real strong neck.

I do sometimes wear my bike shorts...
08-30-07, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 434,721
Posted By Makoa

Grateful Dead hour #242. Dark Star from...

Grateful Dead hour #242. Dark Star from 1970-something.
08-30-07, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,400
Posted By Makoa

Heroin helps with the trots?

Heroin helps with the trots?
07-09-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,017
Posted By Makoa

All of them.

All of them.
07-09-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,017
Posted By Makoa

Definitely watch the tour and drink. those other...

Definitely watch the tour and drink. those other things sound pretty dorky to me. +1 on the dogs.
07-09-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Makoa

Sounds like a seam or blip to me. I have a Mavic...

Sounds like a seam or blip to me. I have a Mavic x-517 rim that does this. I'm not sure if that is an inexpensive rim, but it is the one that came attached to my XTR hub.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 719
Posted By Makoa

Making the green light at the bottom of the long...

Making the green light at the bottom of the long hill.
Getting strange looks from overweight drivers.
Getting not-so-strange looks from hot, young female drivers.
Getting out of the high-traffic...
07-09-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By Makoa

Those bags are sweet. Good prices for handmade...

Those bags are sweet. Good prices for handmade art.
Forum: Commuting
07-06-07, 04:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By Makoa

Voxadam, I have an older (2002?) Poprad that...

Voxadam,

I have an older (2002?) Poprad that I commute on. I mounted a rack, and use a rear pannier most of the time. I also put slicks on it (mine came with 23c knobbies). Other than that, it...
Forum: Touring
07-05-07, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Makoa

pics! We need pics!

pics! We need pics!
07-05-07, 07:18 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 12,047
Posted By Makoa

Pow, Wham, Smack, Bumba Bumba, Boing, Crunch,...

Pow, Wham, Smack, Bumba Bumba, Boing, Crunch, Boing, Rumba Rumba, Crunch, Bing!, Rattle Rattle.
07-03-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,632
Posted By Makoa

Is that your opinion, or just absolute BS?

Is that your opinion, or just absolute BS?
07-03-07, 07:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,776
Posted By Makoa

Is that your opinion, or just absolute BS?

Is that your opinion, or just absolute BS?
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Makoa

Oh. I guess you get what you pay for. Oh well,...

Oh. I guess you get what you pay for. Oh well, I won't hesitate to send them back if that is the case. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Makoa

I agree with the post about putting all contents...

I agree with the post about putting all contents in ziplock or other bags. This has saved me many times. But, just yesterday, I ordered the Nashbar Waterproof Panniers. They are pretty big, and...
01-04-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,956
Posted By Makoa

Prunes.

Prunes.
01-03-07, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Makoa

I guess one advantage is since the load is...

I guess one advantage is since the load is distributed between the two sides, less chance of stripping the cog off the hub. Also some built-in redundancy in case of chain breakage.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-07, 08:34 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,975
Posted By Makoa

That Colavita guy is looking at you funny. He...

That Colavita guy is looking at you funny. He either thinks you are cute, or you just farted.
01-03-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,836
Posted By Makoa

Not true, in my experience. The material is very...

Not true, in my experience. The material is very thin and fits as nicely under a helmet as a bandana. My buff is my #1 favorite article of winter clothing.
05-16-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By Makoa

I like how the OP posted the first msg at 21:59,...

I like how the OP posted the first msg at 21:59, then probably went out with his school buddies, talked about it all evening, drinking wine coolers, raving louder and louder about "fat chicks on...
05-16-06, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Makoa

Roanoke, VA. Cave Spring Middle School, 7pm.

Roanoke, VA. Cave Spring Middle School, 7pm.
12-23-05, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 851
Posted By Makoa

That fork is in better shape than the one I ride...

That fork is in better shape than the one I ride on a regular basis. It definitely makes riding no-hands a chore. ;-)
Forum: Commuting
09-26-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By Makoa

Wrap the contents of your panniers in plastic...

Wrap the contents of your panniers in plastic bags. Even waterproof and covered bags sometimes take on water.

Since it is warm where you are, don't wear rain coat/pants. It will make you sweat....
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By Makoa

Great work kbabin. Keep it up!

Great work kbabin. Keep it up!
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Makoa

That's one complaint about my sandals -- they are...

That's one complaint about my sandals -- they are not very stiff, and my feet can sometimes hurt a little when pushing hard or climbing. I also have to make sure my pedals have the "good grip" side...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By Makoa

My main commuter is a MTB with platforms, no...

My main commuter is a MTB with platforms, no clips. I wear sandals sometimes when the weather is warm -- talk about pleasure. Some days I wear running shoes and stop at the track on the way home...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-05, 06:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Makoa

I agree with the brewster. Who wants another...

I agree with the brewster. Who wants another ho-hum tour where the only good race is for the points, KOM, or second place? I sincerely hope Lance stays in the team car where he belongs and helps...
09-08-05, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By Makoa

True dat.

True dat.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By Makoa

Winter commuting is SO MUCH FUN! In my opinion,...

Winter commuting is SO MUCH FUN! In my opinion, all you need is a really good set of lights, and some semi-slick tires. A yard-sale 26" MTB can't be beat for winter commuting. Oh, and some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-05, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By Makoa

Speak for yourself, girly man. :mad: :D

Speak for yourself, girly man. :mad:

:D
Forum: Commuting
09-02-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Makoa

My employer doesn't provide a locker or a shower....

My employer doesn't provide a locker or a shower. I leave a small towel, wipes, deodorant, etc. in a desk drawer at work. I also leave work shoes at work.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-05, 12:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,905
Posted By Makoa

Well, I don't use a trailer, but I do use a rear...

Well, I don't use a trailer, but I do use a rear pannier (one side only) and either a trunk bag or messenger bag. Here's what I usually have with me:

In pannier:
Tool kit, spare tube, pump,...
09-01-05, 12:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,031
Posted By Makoa

I remember when there were just a few hundred...

I remember when there were just a few hundred bikes on FGG and people just looked at them without whining. Those were the days...
08-31-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Makoa

I used an aircraft-grade spray-on/wipe-off...

I used an aircraft-grade spray-on/wipe-off stripper I bought at an auto parts store. Can't remember the brand. It still took some scraping and steel-wooling, but it is a very good paint stripper.
...
08-26-05, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 727
Posted By Makoa

1-3am... In a couple months you'll be glad to be...

1-3am... In a couple months you'll be glad to be on the bike at that time. With that baby around, however, 4-5 hours sleep will be hard to get.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By Makoa

I'm sure the hot jogger was really turned on by...

I'm sure the hot jogger was really turned on by your shouting, elbowing, and general a** holiness. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By Makoa

Way to go BraveSpear! What's next for you? More...

Way to go BraveSpear! What's next for you? More tests, or a clean bill of health? Time for a celebratory bike ride!
08-23-05, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By Makoa

I use biking as a recovery workout from hard runs...

I use biking as a recovery workout from hard runs a lot. I don't see why going the other way would not work just as well. Like you said, the goal is just to get the blood flowing, muscles loose,...
08-23-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Makoa

Now if just I could run 12 mph for one hour, I'd...

Now if just I could run 12 mph for one hour, I'd be set!
Actually, I'd like to be able to run one mile at that speed.

Calories burned per hour while running seems to vary depending upon where...
08-23-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By Makoa

I don't have any experience with this monitor,...

I don't have any experience with this monitor, but as long as it has the basics, it will most likely be great. The best feature you want to look for is a zone alarm, preferably audible, to alert you...
08-23-05, 07:59 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,989
Posted By Makoa

Wha?

Wha?
Forum: Commuting
08-23-05, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,330
Posted By Makoa

Could just be low blood pressure. Or an...

Could just be low blood pressure. Or an electrolyte imbalance. Happens to me sometimes too. Try to forget about it (easier said than done, I know) until the test next week. Eyebrow-level stress...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Makoa

The high school that I commute by is a nightmare...

The high school that I commute by is a nightmare -- especially in the afternoon when all the 16 and 17 year old drivers are peeling out of the parking lot.

My worst experience with driver...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Makoa

I agree with UWengineer. Some weight-weenies I...

I agree with UWengineer. Some weight-weenies I know use smaller tubes to shave a few micro-grams. They will work fine.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By Makoa

Also, be sure to carry $0.50 in your toolkit in...

Also, be sure to carry $0.50 in your toolkit in case all else fails. You can always call for a ride! ;-)
Forum: Commuting
08-15-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,712
Posted By Makoa

Check with your local bike shop (LBS) and see if...

Check with your local bike shop (LBS) and see if they offer any classes in emergency roadside repair. If not, practice changing a tube once at home before you have to on the side of the road.

Any...
08-12-05, 12:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,670
Posted By Makoa

Eat oatmeal and other high-fiber foods EVERY DAY!...

Eat oatmeal and other high-fiber foods EVERY DAY! Get lots of fruits and veggies!
Try to get daily aerobic exercise with the emphasis on aerobic (long, slow, etc.).
Lower your intake of animal...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By Makoa

It takes a while to get any new bike fine tuned. ...

It takes a while to get any new bike fine tuned. If you can, take it by the shop where you bought it for a free tune up. Otherwise find someone who knows how to tune it, or try it yourself. It's...
08-12-05, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By Makoa

There is only one "Max Heart Rate," and that is...

There is only one "Max Heart Rate," and that is the maximum number of beats per minute that your heart will do. Yours is probably somewhere above 200. I have done several different Max HR tests,...
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