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Forum: Touring
02-16-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By mthayer

Why those places, because they beautiful and I...

Why those places, because they beautiful and I would like to see them not going 65 mph iin my truck. I am planning on doing a 3 month tour right now.
Forum: Touring
02-16-13, 10:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By mthayer

I am planning to stay in the US. I was looking at...

I am planning to stay in the US. I was looking at doing a tour of Montana or keeping it southern and doing Tennessee Kentucky and maybe some of Alabama. Haven't quite decided on where or when...
Forum: Touring
02-14-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By mthayer

This is what I was looking for. The real nitty...

This is what I was looking for. The real nitty gritty of bike touring cost. Living in a truck is easier and cheaper than cycling. I do have case of water, fridge full of food, a George Foreman Grill...
Forum: Touring
02-12-13, 10:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,666
Posted By mthayer

Realistic cost of touring.

I am siting here in Salt Lake City, UT waiting for a load (truck driver) and blowing time by watching YouTube videos on cycle touring. Well I think the bug re-bit me. I am looking for the realistic...
Forum: Touring
05-17-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By mthayer

Long Haul Trucker Deluxe

I am a Long haul truck driver and I like to cycle when i get the chance to. I am looking at getting a LHT deluxe because i would be able to break it down into 2 smaller pieces and that would help in...
05-16-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,313
Posted By mthayer

Paco.

Paco.
03-19-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By mthayer

18 wheeler bike rack

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to carry a bicycle with me while i am on the road working. I am currently driving a 2004 kenworth T600 with a 72 inch mid roof sleeper, and pulling a...
11-26-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By mthayer

Most of the time im staying in the truck. The...

Most of the time im staying in the truck. The issue that I find when I pick up hay, is the lack of places to eat when I ampicking up loads from the smaller towns. Most places have a McDonalds or...
11-26-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By mthayer

OTR truck driving and losing weight/execising

In the past few months, i have experienced some set backs and pretty much quite riding. I also had to change my diet from a pescotarian based to no soy or fish. So it was back to eating meat. About a...
08-21-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By mthayer

Try a cream with zinc oxide (diaper rash cream)...

Try a cream with zinc oxide (diaper rash cream) in it.
08-20-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,365
Posted By mthayer

Buy a used bike for now and save up some more...

Buy a used bike for now and save up some more money for a better bike sooner than later. I bought my first road bike, a 1982 trek 614 and rode the piss out of it until i absolutely knew i loved the...
08-20-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By mthayer

Well saddles are a matter of trial and error...

Well saddles are a matter of trial and error until you find the one that fits you on that bike. I have one bike that I use a Koobi tri saddle on and it is comfortable. I tried putting it on a...
08-20-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By mthayer

you should know tne rules by now, pics or it...

you should know tne rules by now, pics or it didnt happen.
08-20-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By mthayer

I do want to state that I always planned to and...

I do want to state that I always planned to and will see a MD about the results. After talking with a good friend of mine who works in a blood work lab, she said thatbthe chiropractor was on the...
08-19-11, 01:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By mthayer

I do believe it was to boost my hdl. She carries...

I do believe it was to boost my hdl. She carries a line of vitamins and suppliments at her place that are a pharmacy grade. She carries them because there a lack the nearest store to get them is...
08-18-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By mthayer

Yes she is a chiropractor, but she is finishing...

Yes she is a chiropractor, but she is finishing up her degree to where she would be the equivelent to a general practioner. Before she ever called me, she went over her findings with MDs to make sure...
08-18-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By mthayer

I am going to have the results looked over by a...

I am going to have the results looked over by a couple other people including a MD. The lady I go to is smarter than quite a few doctors that are around here and she actually cares about the well...
08-17-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,073
Posted By mthayer

OT, got some good but bad news today

The good news is that we ran the blood test in time and now I have a great chance to reverse some of the bad things going on in my body. Last week I was having some tingling in my hands and feet, so...
07-23-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By mthayer

The debate between which tire provides the least...

The debate between which tire provides the least rolling resistance will keep going on as long as there are different tire brands. I roll on 25s on my road bike, and 32s on my touring bike. Is there...
07-23-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By mthayer

Not cool about the statements dissing vegetarians...

Not cool about the statements dissing vegetarians like that. I quit eating land roaming animals over 2 years ago and it was the best thing that i did for myself. I feel so much better than when i was...
07-07-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 960
Posted By mthayer

For me its about 5 miles or before i can get into...

For me its about 5 miles or before i can get into tne grove. Sometimes it seems like i never get warmed up and i struggle the whole ride.
07-06-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 18,482
Posted By mthayer

Had a lovely ride tonight with the gang and a few...

Had a lovely ride tonight with the gang and a few new faces at our wed night group ride. Did 20 miles with a average of 11+ mph. I did experence some side stiches about halfway in the ride and made...
Forum: Touring
07-02-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By mthayer

I ended up getting a Vittoria Randonneur tire,...

I ended up getting a Vittoria Randonneur tire, same thats on the bike. The shop i went to didnt have a matching pair of any tires in the size I was looking for. Its a small shop and they normally...
07-02-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By mthayer

I normally hold a ride on Wednesday nights and I...

I normally hold a ride on Wednesday nights and I have it where the meeting location changes to different towns in our county each week. This way people will not have to as far or at all at least once...
Forum: Touring
06-30-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By mthayer

what tires NOT to buy

I am unfortinately going to need to replace tires on my touring bike, 700x32, before long. What tires do i need to pass on or stay away from. I dont need what people consider the best, but i want to...
06-28-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 971
Posted By mthayer

being car free/lite and doing group rides

I was wondering, how many people who are care free/lite participate in group excercise rides?
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By mthayer

I went for a workout ride this evening, and after...

I went for a workout ride this evening, and after about 15 minutes of riding it felt like some bones in my right foot were trying to cross. Normally my foot starts to go nnub after about 30 minutes...
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By mthayer

Most of the riding i do has more climbing than...

Most of the riding i do has more climbing than what the 200k would have. I have been through the course which the ride takes place and its flat. I am concerned more about being on the bike for the...
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By mthayer

I have excuses for not riding this year, but they...

I have excuses for not riding this year, but they are just excuses. I just have not done it, plain and simple.
Last year i easily did 70 mile rides.
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By mthayer

is it feasible?

I had been throwing the thought around about doing a 200k brevet for months now. I found one close to where I live and its on July 16. I got kinda stoked about it and I am really considering doing...
06-23-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By mthayer

They normally will mill a road for if there is...

They normally will mill a road for if there is alot of water runs on the section of road and stopping or traction is an issue, or to lay new asphalt. They will not chip seal over a milled section of...
06-19-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,309
Posted By mthayer

http://http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc...

http://http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/216530_1972542715715_1307432828_32317532_7991215_n.jpg
06-19-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,171
Posted By mthayer

Yes.

Yes.
06-19-11, 07:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,363
Posted By mthayer

I wear Specialized Tahoe shoes. They have a...

I wear Specialized Tahoe shoes. They have a stiffer sole, but are still comfortable to walk around in while off the bike. They do not have the aggressive cleat like the mtb shoes have, but the sole...
06-19-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By mthayer

You may need to have your cleats repositioned....

You may need to have your cleats repositioned. Also, did they do a bike fit, and do all the adjustments for your body? You may need to have a bike fitting done if they didnt. Most pains like your...
06-14-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By mthayer

It sounds like the spoke breaking was a spoke...

It sounds like the spoke breaking was a spoke tension issue to me. You have only had the bike a month, and you probably only rode it a 100-200 miles. Have them fix the spoke, and rework the wheel and...
06-14-11, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By mthayer

Try eating a little more about 30 minutes before...

Try eating a little more about 30 minutes before you ride and see if that helps. Try adding a banana into your morning meal and see if that helps you out.
06-12-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By mthayer

It is my belief that it really just matters on...

It is my belief that it really just matters on the individual tire as far as the performance and life span it will have. I have had the best luck out of a set of $15 tires where a friend has the same...
06-12-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By mthayer

One thing is are you eating before and during the...

One thing is are you eating before and during the longer rides? It sounds like you bonked on the second 16 mile ride and your body is now starting to recover from it. As far as the numbness, saddle...
06-12-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By mthayer

It is a common issue to have, that itch your...

It is a common issue to have, that itch your talking about. I believe its effects varies from person to person. You will have to wait and see how it affects you.
Forum: Triathlon
05-15-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By mthayer

Tri and Long distance cycling training

I am looking at doing some brevets towards the end of the year and I am looking at starting to train for them. I normally have to wait till the evenings to do my workouts so I am kinda limited on...
05-15-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By mthayer

I always had issues with my right hand going numb...

I always had issues with my right hand going numb also. I found that I would always have to keep repositioning my hands to keep them from going numb. I ended up wrapping a whole roll of bar tape,...
05-15-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By mthayer

+1 on the performance jerseys. I found that some...

+1 on the performance jerseys. I found that some of the louis garneau jerseys fit better also.
05-12-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,951
Posted By mthayer

check online with the tyr company and see what...

check online with the tyr company and see what their suits go up to. I believe that I have a 54" chest and they had one that would fit e. I do only weigh 260 though and I'm only 5'9" tall. I didn't...
05-12-11, 06:33 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,951
Posted By mthayer

The question is, how big of boy are you? Also, do...

The question is, how big of boy are you? Also, do some research online to figure out what you are looking for and at. Check your local tri shop, sport store (ie academy) or even your nearest scuba...
05-11-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,951
Posted By mthayer

I am fortunate to have a river that is dammed up...

I am fortunate to have a river that is dammed up that creates a nice little lake that I normally swim in. It has it's pros and cons but it's what is available. Most tris are open water swims so look...
05-10-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 45,951
Posted By mthayer

Damn you triathlons. You've actually got me to...

Damn you triathlons. You've actually got me to the point that I was looking forward to my running workouts. I feel good about this season and what it's doing for me. I ran almost 2 miles tonight...
05-08-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By mthayer

try going back to the shop that sells the felt...

try going back to the shop that sells the felt bikes and get someone else to help you. You may have a completely different experience or not,but you'll get a feel how the shop is ran. Try to get the...
05-08-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By mthayer

get the tools. Washing your shorts is cheaper...

get the tools. Washing your shorts is cheaper than shop fees. You can see if there is a bike coop that you maybe able to use their tools for the time being for some volunteering.
05-08-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,977
Posted By mthayer

I got 5 miles in on 5-3 and the 14.1 miles in...

I got 5 miles in on 5-3 and the 14.1 miles in today. I am hosting a group on Wed night but have not decided what kind of mileage it will be yet.
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