Search: Posts Made By: goalieMN
Showing results 1 to 50 of 277
Search took 0.17 seconds.
06-08-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,000
Posted By goalieMN

A friend of mine uses his iPhone and Runkeeper. ...

A friend of mine uses his iPhone and Runkeeper. I think you have to be an "elite" runkeeper member to do it though, so it costs a yearly fee.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,330
Posted By goalieMN

If you want to wear something to your place of...

If you want to wear something to your place of employment that makes you look like an overstuffed sausage, feel free. But the argument that you NEED to wear spandex to commute is laughable. And...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,330
Posted By goalieMN

I am the opposite. My commute is only ten miles...

I am the opposite. My commute is only ten miles each way, and nobody at my work needs to see me in spandex.

You can do what you want to do, but I have been complimented by many of the nurses I...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,061
Posted By goalieMN

My seasonal allergies (pretty bad) went away...

My seasonal allergies (pretty bad) went away completely when I started biking to work full-time year-round.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,520
Posted By goalieMN

While not completely "slick," my Marathon's...

While not completely "slick," my Marathon's (700x35) were great on about 60 miles of gravel roads with a loaded Surly LHT when I biked up to my cabin this summer.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,300
Posted By goalieMN

You are overreacting. I often have to move my...

You are overreacting. I often have to move my lock when I get to work. I park in a locked, fenced-in bike cage. I've never even thought about being bothered by someone putting their bike where my...
Forum: Touring
09-10-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By goalieMN

I have them on a MTB I converted to a SS for...

I have them on a MTB I converted to a SS for winter commuting and bad weather commuting, so I don't know about the grip shifters. That said, they are standard MTB sized handlebars before taping, so...
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,085
Posted By goalieMN

I just picked up the Nashbar trekking bar and put...

I just picked up the Nashbar trekking bar and put it on one of my bikes this weekend. 18 dollars seemed like a cheap way to try a position that is more upright with less reach. Maybe you could try...
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By goalieMN

I threw some cheap Nashbar trekking bars on my SS...

I threw some cheap Nashbar trekking bars on my SS mtb commuter. It raised my bars up a little, and decreased the reach just a little. I am much more comfortable now than I was previously. For 24...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By goalieMN

I have the Nashbar SS 29er. While I like riding...

I have the Nashbar SS 29er. While I like riding it on the trails around here in MN, I prefer my 26" 1991 Diamondback Ascent (converted to a SS) with trekking bars from Nashbar for commuting. Plus,...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By goalieMN

I have been using the Nashbar SS 29er for actual...

I have been using the Nashbar SS 29er for actual trail riding. It is well worth what I paid for it (370 bucks shipped this Spring). It would make a great commuter with a smaller gear in back.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 604
Posted By goalieMN

Sounds to me like you would be better off...

Sounds to me like you would be better off converting an early 1990's mountain bike to a SS and rolling with that. I love my 1991 Diamondback Ascent commuter. 26" wheels and all.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,253
Posted By goalieMN

Situational awareness and avoidance are the keys....

Situational awareness and avoidance are the keys. Once that fails, it's up to you to do what you have to do with what you have at hand.

Just remember, when the defecation hits the oscillation,...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By goalieMN

1991 Diamnondback Ascent converted to a SS with...

1991 Diamnondback Ascent converted to a SS with fenders and a rack to commute. Surly LHT to tour.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,842
Posted By goalieMN

Don't confuse the two stories in this thread. ...

Don't confuse the two stories in this thread. The cyclist that got shot is the one who ran into the side of the truck. As in he hit the truck, the truck didn't hit him.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,842
Posted By goalieMN

And if you instigate one with someone who doesn't...

And if you instigate one with someone who doesn't want to fight you, then you just might get more than you bargained for. That isn't a bad thing. People who attack other people in a civilized...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,842
Posted By goalieMN

Since everyone is speculating, how about if the...

Since everyone is speculating, how about if the driver is on anti-coagulant medications? One punch is a pretty big deal if your INR is 2.5-3......

The bottom line is that people who get violent...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,842
Posted By goalieMN

If the facts of the article are actually what...

If the facts of the article are actually what happened, it sure sounds like a good shoot to me. Do stupid things, win stupid prizes.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,606
Posted By goalieMN

I loved commuting on my Surly Cross Check while I...

I loved commuting on my Surly Cross Check while I had it. I love touring on my Long Haul Trucker more, but it is a lot slower. The Cross Check is a pretty nice all-around bike. It fits bigger...
08-27-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 23,601
Posted By goalieMN

How many athletes have "won" arbitration hearings...

How many athletes have "won" arbitration hearings with the USADA?
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,136
Posted By goalieMN

I just got done doing a nice weekend trip on my...

I just got done doing a nice weekend trip on my LHT that included a bunch of gravel roads as well as minimum maintenance roads. It did a great job fully loaded with panniers front and back and...
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,691
Posted By goalieMN

That super rear bike pannier is what I got for...

That super rear bike pannier is what I got for 104 bucks shipped. They are sweet. Best of both worlds in that you get waterproof roll-top bags with some pockets on the outside and a mesh bag that...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,229
Posted By goalieMN

I have been using an old Diamondback Ascent (1991...

I have been using an old Diamondback Ascent (1991 vintage) converted to a single-speed to commute in bad weather and Minnesota winters. It has been great. Reliable, low maintenance, and cheap. ...
Forum: Touring
08-15-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,691
Posted By goalieMN

I got a set of the black and gray rear panniers...

I got a set of the black and gray rear panniers with the outside pocket and the flap-top for about 100 bucks shipped last year. I've loved them so far, and they seem very well made. I especially...
Forum: Touring
08-12-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By goalieMN

Sounds like a great trip. I just did Minneapolis...

Sounds like a great trip. I just did Minneapolis to Big Pine Lake (Central Minnesota) myself. I usually end up backpacking if I am on the North Shore.
Forum: Touring
08-11-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

I thought I would post a little update, as I did...

I thought I would post a little update, as I did some riding to my cabin over the last week. The Pacific Outdoor rear panniers are HUGE and actually waterproof. Even the little side pockets. By...
Forum: Touring
08-01-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 12,306
Posted By goalieMN

Minnetonka MN to Perham MN this weekend. Should...

Minnetonka MN to Perham MN this weekend. Should be good weather for riding. :)
06-26-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,324
Posted By goalieMN

I just got the Nashbar 29er SS for $375 shipped...

I just got the Nashbar 29er SS for $375 shipped on-sale last week. Other than the brakes needing a little time to set up compared to BB7s, it has pleasantly surprised me.

I had plans to use it as...
06-26-12, 07:39 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,739
Posted By goalieMN

I just got one and am in love. I only have one...

I just got one and am in love. I only have one complaint: it's too bright for my ride home and blinds other riders on the trail.
Forum: Commuting
04-15-12, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By goalieMN

Buy or build a beater commuter

Buy or build a beater commuter
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 10:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,589
Posted By goalieMN

I had the same question. Then, I fell into a...

I had the same question. Then, I fell into a great deal on a Long Haul Trucker. Now, while I love my SRAM on my 17 pound "fast" bike, I also really, really like the bar end shifting on the LHT. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,333
Posted By goalieMN

I personally like my 1.5" slick tires on my 26"...

I personally like my 1.5" slick tires on my 26" single-speed converted mountain bike that I use for commuting.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By goalieMN

I do it. I love "easing" into my work day...

I do it. I love "easing" into my work day instead of hitting the ground running. It has helped my sanity and demeanor a LOT over the last few years.
Forum: Touring
04-08-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By goalieMN

That Nashbar bike would work, or, IMO, for what...

That Nashbar bike would work, or, IMO, for what you described, a Surly Cross Check build would be within that budget. I really enjoyed commuting on mine when I had it, and it would have toured just...
Forum: Touring
04-08-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

I tried them in the rain last week commuting. I...

I tried them in the rain last week commuting. I am impressed. I also really liked how they have little plastic inserts that allow them to fit both sizes of rack tubing and still lock-on easily and...
Forum: Touring
04-07-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

Heck no. I am more than good. :)

Heck no. I am more than good. :)
Forum: Touring
04-06-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

It is actually really comfortable. I had plans...

It is actually really comfortable. I had plans to buy a Brooks when I bought/built my bike, and finding one with this already on it was a pleasant surprise. The one thing I don't like about it is...
Forum: Touring
03-31-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,587
Posted By goalieMN

I have a Long Haul Trucker.

I have a Long Haul Trucker.
Forum: Touring
03-31-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,587
Posted By goalieMN

Stable at high-speed under load. Stable at...

Stable at high-speed under load.

Stable at low-speed under load.

Stable unloaded.

Not flexy or noodly feeling frame.

Tough wheelset.
Forum: Touring
03-31-12, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

Yeah, I was moving it around to get a picture and...

Yeah, I was moving it around to get a picture and only noticed that when looking at the picture.

Adding a 3rd hook seems like a great idea. For a few bucks you get redundancy, which is always a...
Forum: Touring
03-30-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

I also taped the bottom hooks with duck tape so...

I also taped the bottom hooks with duck tape so they won't fall off and get lost. Due to the nature of the Jandd front rack, I also put two zip-ties on the bottom of each side to keep the hooks from...
Forum: Touring
03-30-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

Oh, and it had nice Shimano platform pedals on it...

Oh, and it had nice Shimano platform pedals on it as well when I bought it. :)
Forum: Touring
03-30-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By goalieMN

Surly LHT ready to tour for under 1100 bucks. I am a happy man.

So, while looking for a touring bike, I found a LHT that fits me being traded-in by an older gentleman at the LBS. He had bought it and set it up with some cyclocross top-bar brakes, a small Nitto...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,201
Posted By goalieMN

The penalty is that you are a dumbass, or,...

The penalty is that you are a dumbass, or, technically, stupid. You see, ignorance can be cured with education, but stupid is forever......
Forum: Touring
03-27-12, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,902
Posted By goalieMN

Kelty makes a few tarps that work well. I have...

Kelty makes a few tarps that work well. I have one, and it is much better than the one that came with my Hennessy. It was almost as good an upgrade as the zipper-mod to my netting was.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By goalieMN

I built my cross-check frame up as a single-speed...

I built my cross-check frame up as a single-speed and loved that bike. You should do it.
12-12-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By goalieMN

Come up here for a few weeks of commuting and...

Come up here for a few weeks of commuting and you'll LOVE your winter riding in Houston.

:thumb:
12-12-11, 01:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,151
Posted By goalieMN

Tried that. Finally said screw it and went to...

Tried that. Finally said screw it and went to platform pedals with insulated boots. It made life a whole lot easier......and warmer.
12-11-11, 12:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,401
Posted By goalieMN

The "worst" day(s) will involve too much snow for...

The "worst" day(s) will involve too much snow for me to really bike my 10-mile each-way commute to work. The last time I did my commute with 4+ inches of snow (let alone 12+ a few times where I did...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 277
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.