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Forum: Southeast
06-12-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By serotta

If you ride on HWY 58's bikelane from one end of...

If you ride on HWY 58's bikelane from one end of the island to the other and back you will cover 44.43 miles. (This includes the mileage in Ft. Macon. Without the Ft. Macon entrance road it would...
Forum: Southeast
05-30-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By serotta

Yea Mike, you can take either bridge to 24 West...

Yea Mike, you can take either bridge to 24 West end or East end. You can ride west on 24, it is 4 lane, but not tons of traffic. West from the West end of the island is busy, but once you get...
Forum: Southeast
05-30-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By serotta

Mike, You could cross the AB bridge and then...

Mike,
You could cross the AB bridge and then cross 70 and ride neighborhoods or Bridge St all the way to past the congestion at 24, but sooner or later you'd have to get out on 70 to hit the Croatan...
Forum: Southeast
05-30-12, 05:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By serotta

Mike, He's right about the guard rails, but I'd...

Mike, He's right about the guard rails, but I'd rather end up in the ocean than pinned against the rail! ha! I ride either early in the AM (first light) or after 9am. I feel the rush of traffic...
Forum: Southeast
05-29-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 990
Posted By serotta

Mike, There is usually WAY too much traffic...

Mike,

There is usually WAY too much traffic on 70 if you go to the top end (E) of Emerald Isle and cross the bridge. I have ridden 70 many times while visiting the EI, and never enjoyed it. You...
Forum: Southeast
05-21-12, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By serotta

I haven't been to OIB in several years, but my...

I haven't been to OIB in several years, but my riding has always been confined to a loop or two between Calabash, Sunset and OIB. If you are on OIB come off the island go straight at the light. ...
Forum: Southeast
11-16-11, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

No conclusive news at this point. ...

No conclusive news at this point.

Developments:

Walker Davidson won the Mayoral race in the town.

Barry is still running for the State seat, but has made no more comments about bicycles on...
Forum: Southeast
10-19-11, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

Ex Pres, Works for me this morning. Nah,...

Ex Pres,

Works for me this morning.
Nah, Walker's still in the race. There's a candidate forum Thursday night for all the Weddington candidates for office.

SS,

I've been meaning to do a...
Forum: Southeast
10-18-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

One of our Mayoral candidates has a great sense...

One of our Mayoral candidates has a great sense of humor:

http://www.walkerdavidson.com/recreational-cycling/
Forum: Southeast
10-14-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

Gary, There was no discussion in the council...

Gary, There was no discussion in the council meeting, only the suggestion that it be added to subsequent agendas for discussion (I found it in the minutes). The thought process is in it's infancy,...
Forum: Southeast
10-14-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

The only comment I have from Mr. Barry is a short...

The only comment I have from Mr. Barry is a short synopsis third hand through one of our local cycling advocates that took the time to talk with him yesterday. I have been out of town and busy so...
Forum: Southeast
10-13-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

While he (Barry) lives in an upscale community to...

While he (Barry) lives in an upscale community to most, it's actually slightly above average for the Weddington town limits. No gates, but a gated wannabee!

The cycling advocacy groups in the...
Forum: Southeast
10-12-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,502
Posted By serotta

North Carolina town about to outlaw bicycle riding

Not exactly, but Weddington, NC town councilman, Dan Barry, is placing an item on the agenda for discussion.
The proposed new ordinance would make it illegal to ride a bicycle on Weddington, NC...
Forum: Southeast
07-29-11, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By serotta

^ I've tried, our county commissioners won't...

^
I've tried, our county commissioners won't install it, so I drive 5 hours to visit.

I did see a guy heading to Ft. Macon one morning on a Cannondale. I believe it was Weds. Thursday I did...
Forum: Southeast
07-28-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By serotta

Wow, I can't believe I missed this thread. I was...

Wow, I can't believe I missed this thread. I was on Emerald Isle from the 16th to the 23rd. I rode every morning, usually starting between 6 and 7am and staying out about 2 hours or so. My usual...
Forum: Southeast
11-23-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By serotta

Mostly pea gravel trails. Most nicely groomed...

Mostly pea gravel trails. Most nicely groomed and wide. I rode my MTB, the knobby tires were a bit of an overkill, but did provide additional stability on the gravel/dirt paths. I could have...
Forum: Southeast
11-14-10, 06:47 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,682
Posted By serotta

Only if it's a UO-8 or PX-10

Only if it's a UO-8 or PX-10
Forum: Southeast
09-05-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 968
Views: 38,682
Posted By serotta

Plantation Ride starts at the shopping center...

Plantation Ride starts at the shopping center parking lot in front of the HT, across from Siskey Y. Every Sunday about 8:30 am. I haven't been in a long while, but I still see them heading in that...
Forum: Southeast
02-16-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,345
Posted By serotta

As stated before, at the time of the post, Bolt...

As stated before, at the time of the post, Bolt was open by appt. only.
02-06-10, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,966
Posted By serotta

Those DT Swiss are sweet. I went with the CXP...

Those DT Swiss are sweet. I went with the CXP 33's (boring) because I've had another set for 15+ years and gotten great service from them. I figured the fixie could use all the help it could get....
02-06-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,966
Posted By serotta

Damn, if it wasn't for the ugly color on mine...

Damn, if it wasn't for the ugly color on mine they could be twins.
I got an extra derailleur hanger with my frame. Thinking of cutting off the one on it to match the other side.

I used a White...
02-06-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,966
Posted By serotta

Hey, hey, hey, be careful about rubbing him,...

Hey, hey, hey, be careful about rubbing him, he's just recently been "fixed"!:lol:
02-05-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14,092
Views: 4,531,966
Posted By serotta

My road conversion to fixed: ...

My road conversion to fixed:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/serotta/DSC_0004.jpg
02-05-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,877
Posted By serotta

I've been using electrical tape on several rims. ...

I've been using electrical tape on several rims. I just ran out of velox one day and used electrical tape. It's been in two of my rims now for years. I run between 115 and 125 psi in those tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By serotta

Quick update for the 2 or 3 people that like to...

Quick update for the 2 or 3 people that like to see a story thought to conclusion:

The Stylus was built up as a fixed gear with front brake. The head wrench at the shop that built the bike took...
Forum: Southeast
12-29-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,345
Posted By serotta

It is my understanding that Will is opening by...

It is my understanding that Will is opening by appt. only for the time being.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,691
Posted By serotta

I only use my fixie on the rollers. It allows me...

I only use my fixie on the rollers. It allows me to ride forward or reverse.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By serotta

Rad, I debated making a large shadow box for the...

Rad, I debated making a large shadow box for the frame and just mounting it in the bonus room with a plaque stating the history of the frame and it's ownership. You are certainly correct, it is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By serotta

Three failures in two frames.... why do you think...

Three failures in two frames.... why do you think it SEEMS to have a history of failing? J/K.

I've had several frames break while riding in addition to this Santana. A Raleigh 531c, three...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,931
Posted By serotta

I decided to drag this old thread back from the...

I decided to drag this old thread back from the dead to update the Santana Stylus threads.

Summary:

I buy a Santana Stylus (serial number 400), then Rad buys a Santana Stylus (serial number...
Forum: Southeast
11-09-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By serotta

Jeff, I don't commute into center city, but...

Jeff,

I don't commute into center city, but I occasionally ride down there and used to do it quite often.

Not knowing exactly where you are I would say from the Ballantyne area you might...
Forum: Southeast
10-31-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By serotta

How about a 56 Legend Ti? Smallest bike I...

How about a 56 Legend Ti?

Smallest bike I own is a 53 Mongoose Compact crank style.
Forum: Southeast
10-29-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By serotta

I have been several times. I'm sure you'll get...

I have been several times. I'm sure you'll get different opinions, but I think it's become more a retail event rather than a flea market clearance event.

I still spend a couple of hours looking...
Forum: Southeast
10-12-09, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By serotta

TT, It appears from your description you drove up...

TT, It appears from your description you drove up 321 from Lenior to Blowing Rock. No rockslide, that was residuals from blasting. They are in a multiyear project trying to take the mountains out...
Forum: Southeast
09-28-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By serotta

Why don't you try an out and back on the Nachez...

Why don't you try an out and back on the Nachez Trace:

http://www.nps.gov/natr/planyourvisit/directions.htm

No traffic worries, and some nice sightseeing along the way.

camping link for...
Forum: Southeast
09-28-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By serotta

Here is a link to a thread where Norskagent gave...

Here is a link to a thread where Norskagent gave a suggestion for a ride in that area. I have done the ride and it was great.
...
Forum: Southeast
09-11-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By serotta

Al Lizarazo The Bike Gallery 2500 Park...

Al Lizarazo

The Bike Gallery
2500 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-332-2165
Fax: 334-285-7559


Al built a set of CXP-33's with Campy hubs for me about 15 years ago. Never had a...
09-08-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,683
Posted By serotta

Sorry, double post!

Sorry, double post!
09-08-09, 05:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,683
Posted By serotta

BluesDawg A few of my buddies have been talking...

BluesDawg A few of my buddies have been talking about taking a short trip to the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga. (5 hour drive to Atlanta) We were thinking of getting down there on a Thursday or...
Forum: Southeast
08-08-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,345
Posted By serotta

+1 ^

+1 ^
Forum: Southeast
07-23-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By serotta

norskagent, Thanks for the link to the Stella...

norskagent, Thanks for the link to the Stella ride. I did it this morning. Across the bridge and left into Swansboro. I left at 7am. The ride into Swansboro was the worst of the traffic and it...
Forum: Southeast
06-02-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By serotta

If we ride together I may have to hold you to...

If we ride together I may have to hold you to that quote!:)
Forum: Southeast
05-31-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By serotta

Yes, I've been over the bridges on both ends of...

Yes, I've been over the bridges on both ends of the island many times. Always an adventure. I'll be down there July 18th thru the 25th and will try your suggested route to break the monotony of my...
Forum: Southeast
05-31-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By serotta

norskagent I'm going in July, although not the...

norskagent I'm going in July, although not the OP, I will try it.

I'm a bit worried about traffic through the Swansboro area during the week. Have you done it recently? I always like to leave...
Forum: Southeast
05-29-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 900
Posted By serotta

I've been going to Emerald Isle the second week...

I've been going to Emerald Isle the second week in June for the past 10 years. This year we switch to July, damn!

Emerald Isle is a great place to ride, but it does get boring. It's close to a...
Forum: Southeast
04-09-09, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By serotta

Sorry about that Jim! Well, you could always...

Sorry about that Jim! Well, you could always come up to NC and ride!

:) john
Forum: Southeast
04-09-09, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By serotta

Not all of it is open to bikes presently. Only...

Not all of it is open to bikes presently. Only about 12 miles.

http://www.seminolecountyfl.gov/pw/trails/trails_flagler.asp
Forum: Southeast
03-19-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By serotta

If you promise to get dropped, I'll gladly ride...

If you promise to get dropped, I'll gladly ride with you. I'm usually the one spit out the back at the first sign of an acceleration or an uphill.

Nice to see a grandchild, never gets old looking...
Forum: Southeast
03-18-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By serotta

Wolfpack misses ride on 3-18-09

Wolfpack missed a chance to ride today at noon.

Reason given:

8 pound 13oz/22.5" Grandson!

Congratulations Granny!
12-29-08, 03:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,048
Posted By serotta

I think ole' Denver has gotten in a "rut". It's...

I think ole' Denver has gotten in a "rut". It's his way or the highway!

C'mon, take a joke and keep moving and breathing Denver. Any day above ground is a good one!

Right behind you...
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