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Forum: Texas
08-24-09, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,502
Posted By gordyt

I'll be riding a blue Trek Pilot and wearing a...

I'll be riding a blue Trek Pilot and wearing a (bright!) yellow Houston Bicycle Club jersey. I'm driving up on Friday and am going to just camp out Friday night. Didn't feel like messing with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-07, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By gordyt

I hope that isn't a big problem because I yank my...

I hope that isn't a big problem because I yank my handlebars out almost every time I fold up the bike!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-07, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By gordyt

Jur if you happen to run across the URL please...

Jur if you happen to run across the URL please post it... I've been "googling" and unable to find that site ('course I've been known to be google-challenged!)

Thanks!

--g
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-07, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By gordyt

Hi Jandor33, Yes there is a quick release...

Hi Jandor33,

Yes there is a quick release lever at the point where the handlebar stem slides down on the head tube. You flip that up and the handlebars pull right off, with the cables still...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By gordyt

I recently received my order of a (xootr) swift. ...

I recently received my order of a (xootr) swift. Came in about two weeks ago. From the xootr folks the only extra stuff I ordered was one of the bottle cage adapters and the fender kit.

For...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By gordyt

Way to go Reynolds! I was trying to do a...

Way to go Reynolds! I was trying to do a non-stop century last weekend at the HH100, but ended up getting 2 flats during the last 30 miles. (major bummer!)

Best of luck with your 370 km ride!
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 457,310
Posted By gordyt

Just picked up my first 'bent this Saturday. ...

Just picked up my first 'bent this Saturday. She's a Bacchetta Corsa. Picked her up from Planetary Cycles in Houston.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1001/1185262773_503717686d.jpg

Had a...
Forum: Texas
07-13-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By gordyt

Greg I'm in Humble as well and usually do some...

Greg I'm in Humble as well and usually do some medium-length rides (50 miles, give or take) on Saturday and Sunday. I'll send you a P.M. with my contact info and you would be welcome to ride along...
Forum: Texas
07-11-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,122
Posted By gordyt

SpiderMike I'll be doing the standard century. ...

SpiderMike I'll be doing the standard century. Chinotex this is the first time I've done this ride, so I've no idea what it's like. Look forward to seeing other bikeforums folks there!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-07, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By gordyt

Snicklefritz I agree about the Aloha 1.0. Just...

Snicklefritz I agree about the Aloha 1.0. Just picked up one myself. Took it for it's first ride on Sunday -- about 70 miles down in Corpus Christi. We did just fine! :-)

--gordy
05-15-07, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,467
Posted By gordyt

HoustonGal I have no problem with folks that want...

HoustonGal I have no problem with folks that want to use the bike trails. I have ridden pretty much all of them in Houston myself. But, like you, I ride mostly on the street. I live in Humble, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By gordyt

Yep, I've got a bit of an update as well. I...

Yep, I've got a bit of an update as well. I ended up replacing my Falcon Y with a Specialized Alias 143. For me it was a real improvement. I did 60 miles on it day before yesterday, another 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,653
Posted By gordyt

I went from 20% body fat to 11% body fat in 6...

I went from 20% body fat to 11% body fat in 6 weeks with a combination of weight training, sensible eating, and LOTS of time on my road bicycle!

--gordy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

Surprisingly mundane, really... I rode up to the...

Surprisingly mundane, really... I rode up to the Woodlands the other day to visit a friend who had a booth and an art show there. I knew I would be walking around a bunch and I hate trying to walk...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

Howdy Kenal0, Sure thing! Just click on the...

Howdy Kenal0,

Sure thing! Just click on the link from my post earlier in this thread (05-25-06, 08:55 PM). I ordered two of them (one for each bike). They attach to the handlebars one of two...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

I took a couple of pictures to show the mounting...

I took a couple of pictures to show the mounting system I mentioned earlier...

Here is a top view showing just the mount:

http://static.flickr.com/48/153319747_5474f7ce14.jpg

And here is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

oboeguy I'm not sure about the maximum battery...

oboeguy I'm not sure about the maximum battery life. My longest run with it, with the GPS portion turned on (so it's drawing full power), has been just a bit over 6 hours.

--gordy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

Mark I really like the FR305. I have no problems...

Mark I really like the FR305. I have no problems with the screen size, especially since I can customize the elements that are displayed on the screen. I have been wearing the thing on my wrist;...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-06, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,258
Posted By gordyt

bigsnake76 I just received a men's Falcon Y ...

bigsnake76 I just received a men's Falcon Y yesterday and have only put about 40 miles on it. I'm still tweaking and adjusting (fine tuning) things. I bought it as a possible replacement for the ...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By gordyt

Flak just tell them what model you are interested...

Flak just tell them what model you are interested in and have them fit you to that brand/model. My road bike (Trek Pilot) is a 58cm frame, and I don't remember off the top of my head what size frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,782
Posted By gordyt

patentcad I ride a Trek Pilot 5.2 and a Honda VTX...

patentcad I ride a Trek Pilot 5.2 and a Honda VTX Retro (1800 CC). Wonderful combination. I **used** to ride a Honda Super-Blackbird (CBR1100XX), but (1) my wife told me she felt like a "big fat...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By gordyt

Flak, my wife and I both commute on Trek 7500's. ...

Flak, my wife and I both commute on Trek 7500's. They have been great bikes. My 7500 is a lot heavier than my road bike (Trek Pilot 5.2), but it's reliable and rugged, and I've ridden the heck out...
Forum: Introductions
05-19-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By gordyt

Sunshine I have a paid membership, mostly because...

Sunshine I have a paid membership, mostly because I want to help defray the costs of maintaining this **very** active online community. Server space and bandwidth ain't free!

I don't post a lot...
Forum: Introductions
05-19-06, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By gordyt

Howdy Bluend from a fellow Texan! I'm in the...

Howdy Bluend from a fellow Texan! I'm in the Humble area (N.E. side of Houston). Lots of great places to ride around here.

--gordy
05-16-06, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By gordyt

Ditto on the Timbuk2. I use it daily for my 15"...

Ditto on the Timbuk2. I use it daily for my 15" PowerBook. Here is a link to the model that I have (except mine is all black...)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By gordyt

I just received a FR305 last week and I really...

I just received a FR305 last week and I really like it. It does show altitude as computed by GPS triangulation. And you can upload your workout data to the http://www.motionbased.com/ website. ...
Forum: Introductions
08-19-05, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By gordyt

Welcome Aboard Emily, Although I live in TX...

Welcome Aboard Emily,

Although I live in TX now, I did live for several years in Ooltewah, TN, which is a little town just N.E. of Chattanooga. It is also where they make Litespeed bikes (or used...
Forum: Introductions
08-11-05, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By gordyt

Howdy Brian, Welcome aboard! --gordon...

Howdy Brian,

Welcome aboard!

--gordon (Humble, TX)
08-07-05, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By gordyt

Hey folks, a quick status update.. At the...

Hey folks, a quick status update.. At the beginning of my new exercise routine, which coincided with the start of the Tour de France, I had a measured body fat percentage of just under 20%. I'm...
08-02-05, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By gordyt

Don't take this as gospel, but I remember reading...

Don't take this as gospel, but I remember reading somewhere that the smaller diameter of presta valves makes for less of a weak spot in the wheel 'cause of the smaller hole.

--gordy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By gordyt

Thanks SpongeDad! I'm still figuring all this...

Thanks SpongeDad! I'm still figuring all this stuff out, but enjoying the whole process immensely. I'm really impressed by the number of nice and knowledgeable folks on bikeforums. Really a great...
07-29-05, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By gordyt

Well I *should* market that diet...it's really...

Well I *should* market that diet...it's really simple: Eat less and ride the bike more... :-)

What I actually said to the reporter was something to the effect: Watching the Tour de France has...
07-29-05, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By gordyt

Tour de France Diet!

Hello All,

Well due to a slight misquote from a Houston Chronicle photographer, it seems I have just invented the "Tour de France Diet!" I was visiting the Bike Barn on Kirby in Houston on Monday...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By gordyt

Keith99: Excellent post and much appreciated! I...

Keith99: Excellent post and much appreciated! I trying to learn as much as possible about this great pastime and always value input from experienced riders. I will try and incorporate your shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By gordyt

Thanks very much! I have only recently...

Thanks very much! I have only recently transitioned from being a very casual cyclist to riding a whole lot more (a little over 150 miles/week now...working up to 200 miles/week) and I really didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By gordyt

Proper Shifting / Inches of Gear Question

Howdy Folks,

I have newbie questions for you...first the setup:

I made a small spreadsheet showing the inches of gear for my Trek 2100. From the attached image you can see that it has a...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-05, 10:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By gordyt

Howdy Chris, Welcome aboard! I live in...

Howdy Chris,

Welcome aboard! I live in Humble, so we are practically neighbors, at least by Texas standards! :-)

--gordy
07-18-05, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By gordyt

My daughter is going to school there and saw the...

My daughter is going to school there and saw the grand opening of the new bridge. Supposedly one of the biggest fireworks displays *ever*!

--gordy
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,192
Posted By gordyt

Steve I take fairly high doses of...

Steve I take fairly high doses of pharmaceutical-grade fish oil (PGFO) and a good multi-vitamin. I'm doing the whole Zone diet thing and Dr. Sears recommends the PGFO. Let me relate what to me is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By gordyt

Hi Towlie, This was the first time I...

Hi Towlie,



This was the first time I had done any business with Bike Barn. My wife and I have Trek 7500 (hybrids). Those and my Giant OCR came from the Bike Source folks. There is a Bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By gordyt

Darren they were discounted $200. The first...

Darren they were discounted $200. The first sales-rep I spoke with told me they were, in fact, making room for the 2006 models.

--g
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By gordyt

Oh, my God, no...it's uniformly long... What you...

Oh, my God, no...it's uniformly long... What you see before you is the unfortunate sweaty-bike-helmet-hair! :-)

--g
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-05, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 858
Posted By gordyt

New Trek 2100!

Greetings All!

I was driving around Houston, killing some time while my wife was at a local art gallery (http://gallery19.org/), when I ended up at the Bike Barn...
07-15-05, 01:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,061
Posted By gordyt

It's always a mixed bag here in Humble, Texas...

It's always a mixed bag here in Humble, Texas (N.E. of Houston). On most days...nothing. Last week I got yelled at twice in two days. First day by some lady passenger in a car telling me I should...
04-06-03, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By gordyt

Thanks for posting the pics. Hey, I got to rid...

Thanks for posting the pics. Hey, I got to rid one of those Giant semi-recombants the other day at our LBS. Kind of fun!

--gordy
04-05-03, 08:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,427
Posted By gordyt

Holy S**t Rit! Glad to hear you're OK. Hey, I...

Holy S**t Rit! Glad to hear you're OK. Hey, I used to live in Ooltewah (N.E. of Chattanooga), not too far from where you are at (and home of Litespeed!), and I have a cousin in Asheville. Very...
Forum: Introductions
04-03-03, 12:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By gordyt

Hi TBeri, Wecome Aboard! My wife and I are...

Hi TBeri,

Wecome Aboard! My wife and I are also fairly new bike forum members and we live in the Humble area, so we aren't too terribly far from you. (OK, well, it's a pretty good distance by...
04-01-03, 01:58 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,806
Posted By gordyt

Hello All, This is "gordyt"...and I had **no...

Hello All,

This is "gordyt"...and I had **no idea** I was so evil! Wow, imagine my surprise. I guess this confirms my worst fears: that I have an alternate (evil) personality that occasionally...
Forum: Recumbent
03-23-03, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By gordyt

Interesting! I have never seen a design quite...

Interesting! I have never seen a design quite like that! --g
Forum: Commuting
03-23-03, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,264
Posted By gordyt

Hey naisme, I think a how-to section, amply...

Hey naisme,

I think a how-to section, amply illustrated, would be a valuable addition to a biking-to-work book. I am a new convert to commuting (and grocery shopping, general errand running) via...
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