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04-30-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By toolba

Help, I'm new to group rides.

Maybe it's the terminology that's tripping me up. When I think of "touring" I think of bikes weighted down with panniers and stuff. Not all long road rides are considered "touring" are they? What...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 859
Posted By toolba

Apparently we do. We have signs and license...

Apparently we do. We have signs and license plates, but you wouldn't know it to ride around on the streets.
03-25-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,158
Posted By toolba

Will cycling help the gout?

I've had the gout in my big toe for about 3 years now. It's not severe, but it is frequently annoying. Does anyone know if cycling is known to have a positive or adverse effect on gout?
03-24-06, 11:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,407
Posted By toolba

Perhaps I could have my "people" pay them a...

Perhaps I could have my "people" pay them a little visit ;)
03-24-06, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By toolba

How should a MTB fit?

I've recently seen some photos of mountain bikers who appear to be kind of cramped up on the bikes. Almost like the seat is too close to the handlebars. I think that my bike may be too big for me....
03-22-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By toolba

Create more awareness and advocate!

A campaign along these lines is what we need in every major city in the US.

http://www.bikeforall.net/news.php?articleshow=171
03-13-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By toolba

There not sneaker type, but they might fit the...

There not sneaker type, but they might fit the bill anyway. I bought a pair of Nike Kato. I like them just fine. They're easy to walk around in.
03-13-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By toolba

I'm about 210 and run near max pressure when...

I'm about 210 and run near max pressure when riding on pavement. When I'm on a sandy trail or roots, I might lower it a few pounds. Most car tire pressure gauges only go up to 50 lbs. If you know...
03-12-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By toolba

Store or Web Site for Clothing?

I want to by some more cycling clothes. Sporting goods stores don't have much inventory. LBSs charge outrageous prices. Web sites seem to have better prices, but are their products any good? Where do...
03-12-06, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By toolba

Best way to create cycling awareness?

I recently rode in the "Georgia Rides to the Capitol" event to promote cycling awareness in GA. The event didn't even make it to the evening news, so I'm not sure how effective it will be. The state...
03-12-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 6,220
Posted By toolba

I AM AFRAID! Everyday! I ride on the road, and do...

I AM AFRAID! Everyday! I ride on the road, and do my part to be a law abiding rider, but nearly every time I'm out there, someone on a cell phone narrowly misses me and doesn't even know it. People...
03-10-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By toolba

I started with Shimano M324, and I love them--so...

I started with Shimano M324, and I love them--so far.
03-09-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 322,396
Posted By toolba

Trail: Bull Mountain - Dahlonega, GA Type:...

Trail: Bull Mountain - Dahlonega, GA
Type: Single-track and fire roads
Distance: 14.5, but I only went 11.5
Reason: Couldn't find my way-missed part of it.
Aerobic difficulty: A few challenging...
03-06-06, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By toolba

ever get lost?

Well, not lost. But does anyone ever have a hard time finding their way around a new trail. I just drove two hours to ride Bull Mountain, a 14.5 mile single-track, and couldn't seem to find my way....
03-01-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By toolba

Online log or journal?

Does anyone here use an online log (or journal) to keep track of rides and stats etc. If yes, which online log would you recommend. Or do you use a hardcopy log? Thanks!
02-28-06, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By toolba

I have a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra and run either...

I have a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra and run either 26x2.10 nobs or 700x28C roadies.
02-28-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By toolba

Youse guys who have shipped... did you use a...

Youse guys who have shipped... did you use a proper bike container (I understand they cost about $200, or did you use some kind of cardboard box? Which would you recommend?
02-27-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 973
Posted By toolba

It probably was a scam, but don't discount...

It probably was a scam, but don't discount non-Americans for unusual English. I've worked with people in the UK, China, France and other places. Many times their English skills are very poor. BTW,...
02-27-06, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 646
Posted By toolba

I'm 53 and I seem to do things like that quite...

I'm 53 and I seem to do things like that quite often. My excuse: Gettin' old of for sissies.
02-27-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 770
Posted By toolba

I'm new to clipless also. I've fallen twice in...

I'm new to clipless also. I've fallen twice in the past month. ONce on the trail, and once in my own yard. I got up feeling kind of stupid, and hoping that none of my neighbors saw me. If you think...
02-26-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By toolba

Cyclocomputers: What do I need to know?

(Sorry if this has been covered before.) I've always thought of myself as somewhat of a tech-geek, but I don't know much about cyclocomputers.

1. Are they used much on MTB?

2. What will they...
02-26-06, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By toolba

Tell me about cyclocomputers

(Sorry if this has been covered before.) I've always thought of myself as somewhat of a tech-geek, but I don't know much about cyclocomputers.

1. Are they used much on MTB?

2. What will they...
02-26-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,537
Posted By toolba

The most important component of marketing is not...

The most important component of marketing is not advertising; advertising is simply the most expensive. The most important component is taking proper care of the prospects and customers you currently...
02-26-06, 11:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,346
Posted By toolba

My experience has been that LBSs are lousy...

My experience has been that LBSs are lousy business people. They lose more business than they could even imagine because of bad or non-existent service. I have a couple of stores in my area where...
02-26-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,537
Posted By toolba

Many of the comments above regarding the market...

Many of the comments above regarding the market for cheap bikes are true, BUT, the LBSs are still not doing it right. I've been in marketing my whole life, and can tell you these guys miss more...
02-26-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By toolba

Phoenix has over 100 miles of trails within the...

Phoenix has over 100 miles of trails within the city limits. More outside the city limits. Go to a LBS and get a trails map, and some recommendations. Think Camelback Mtn. Squaw Peak, McDowell...
02-26-06, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By toolba

I enjoy working out. I used to say, I work out so...

I enjoy working out. I used to say, I work out so I can eat whatever I want. That is no longer true. Today, I have to watch what I eat as well. I also have to work out strategically. I have disc...
02-23-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By toolba

Everyone's body utilizes water at a different...

Everyone's body utilizes water at a different rate. Everyone's requirements are different. On a one hour ride with my son, I drink at least 24 ounces of water and should probably drink more. I'm a...
02-22-06, 10:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,060
Posted By toolba

I'm currently a writer. Have been for over......

I'm currently a writer. Have been for over... well, a long time. I've had a lot of other jobs in my life too. In short my careers have been a lot of hard work. My new career goal is to find some...
02-22-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,765
Posted By toolba

I always offer help. This past weekend I even...

I always offer help. This past weekend I even stopped to offer water out of my CamelBack to a dog. The dog's owner stopped me on the trail to say her dog was overheated and thirsty, and she had...
02-22-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By toolba

Best wishes to you Thorton. Cycling will get you...

Best wishes to you Thorton. Cycling will get you there.
02-18-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By toolba

I believe you mean follically challenged ;)

I believe you mean follically challenged ;)
02-18-06, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,155
Posted By toolba

Do what the Doc tells you--period. That's why he...

Do what the Doc tells you--period. That's why he makes the big bux. I don't have a problem like yours, but I've had a double spinal fusion. I did exactly what my Doc told me to do, and I've been...
02-18-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By toolba

Thanks for all your responses. I can see that...

Thanks for all your responses. I can see that I'll have to work much harder.
02-18-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By toolba

is size relative to skill?

Most things being equal--age, level of fitness, passion for the sport (MTB or Road)--are smaller bodied people likely to be better skilled riders? In other words, can a 200 pound guy, be as skillful...
02-18-06, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,489
Posted By toolba

I bought a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra. Mountain...

I bought a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra. Mountain bike frame with road rims and tires. I also bought MTB rims and tires for off-road stuff. I love it.
02-18-06, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By toolba

riders size = skill level

Has there been a study done, or is there a general consensus on how a rider's size reflects on his/her skill level. I'm 5'-10", 200+ pounds (not fat, mostly muscle) and I do a pretty good job of...
02-18-06, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,233
Posted By toolba

I've taken my bike up a hotel elevator without...

I've taken my bike up a hotel elevator without too much guff. A few strange looks maybe. I try to clean the mud off it first.
02-18-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By toolba

I can imagine how Slickrock could be a fun ride...

I can imagine how Slickrock could be a fun ride for awhile--like maybe an afternoon--then it could get a little, hmmmm, boring? (Still it's something ya gotta do at least once!) It would probably be...
02-16-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,814
Posted By toolba

My ultimate dual purpose bike (which I just...

My ultimate dual purpose bike (which I just bought about two weeks ago) is a Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra. It's a mountain bike frame with 700/28 tires. I added a second set of rims and tires for...
02-16-06, 07:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,708
Posted By toolba

My wife bought me a pair of baggies with tights...

My wife bought me a pair of baggies with tights built-in. The baggies get hung up on the edge of the saddle almost everytime I make a manuver. I could never wear them for anything competitive.
02-16-06, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By toolba

slick rock

I'm going back to Moab this year. I plan to ride Slick Rock. What kind of tires are recommended for this ride?
02-16-06, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,189
Posted By toolba

Best wishes to you JPPE. Keep ridin'. It does a...

Best wishes to you JPPE. Keep ridin'. It does a body good in so many ways.
02-16-06, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By toolba

Boulder was created, and is maintained for the...

Boulder was created, and is maintained for the Beautiful People. And the Beautiful People prefer hiking.
02-16-06, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By toolba

Man that's purdy. Now you gotta get it dirty.

Man that's purdy. Now you gotta get it dirty.
02-15-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By toolba

I have one helmet. Been wearing it for nearly a...

I have one helmet. Been wearing it for nearly a year. I rinse it out after nearly every ride and replace the sweat pads occasionally. My wife says it doesn't stink yet. She should know.
02-15-06, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By toolba

Ditto

Ditto
02-15-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By toolba

atlanta georgia trails?

I'll be in Atlanta next week for about four days with extra time on my hands. Can anyone suggest any trails within say an hour drive or less of midtown? Thanks.
02-14-06, 08:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,792
Posted By toolba

Thank you everyone, for all your comments.

Thank you everyone, for all your comments.
02-13-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By toolba

Get a map from a LBS. There are over 100 miles of...

Get a map from a LBS. There are over 100 miles of trails within the city limits.
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