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Forum: Touring
04-21-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Two of mine burn white gas, one needs no priming,...

Two of mine burn white gas, one needs no priming, the other primes, might be the design, you open the valve enough to put a little gas in a cup under the burner, light it and wait for the hiss,...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-05, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Kinda agree with Genec on this one. You tend to...

Kinda agree with Genec on this one. You tend to redistribute the weight some, don't let the scale guide you as much as the tightness of your belt! I went through the same thing where my weight loss...
Forum: Touring
04-21-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I just carry a pair of disposable rubber gloves,...

I just carry a pair of disposable rubber gloves, pull them off with the grease inside and you can put them on over and over without getting dirty.

How sooty does your stove get and what are you...
04-19-05, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Typically around here the MUP's have stop signs...

Typically around here the MUP's have stop signs that specify, "Stop Walk Bike". When riding with the kids, if there are cars in either direction, we do stop and walk, if there are no cars, we slow...
04-13-05, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 652
Posted By Ohio Trekker

That settles it, we are all riding car magnets...

That settles it, we are all riding car magnets around, and all this time I thought it was a reflection on drivers.
04-13-05, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 499
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Our bikes have Trek Interchange racks on them,...

Our bikes have Trek Interchange racks on them, with an Interchange bag that has fold out panniers. Not big, but I can stuff some winter gear in the panniers and still have the expandable trunk bag...
04-08-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,922
Posted By Ohio Trekker

If the contractor was registered with the City to...

If the contractor was registered with the City to do the work, you would actually have better luck than dealing with the city istelf. I can also tell you the last time we had a tire complaint, I was...
04-07-05, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Ohio Trekker

From what I have read, the micro-brutes were...

From what I have read, the micro-brutes were provided with the better lights, and the digials were the better of the halogens. I have since gone with their top of the line HID, kinda spendy for my...
04-07-05, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Way to go!!

Way to go!!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 09:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By Ohio Trekker

"Passing" works better for me, and when I'm with...

"Passing" works better for me, and when I'm with the kids, one has a bell that works on pedestrians just like Pavlov's dog. People just associate bells with bikes and instinctively step aside. I...
04-07-05, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Ohio Trekker

My digital uses that same charger, but my...

My digital uses that same charger, but my connector is different. That's the biggest problem I have with their products is the range of connectorrs they use. If you don't want to drop the bucks on a...
04-07-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ohio Trekker

OK I'll check the E-.... I actually like the...

OK I'll check the E-....

I actually like the freeze thaw time of year, drivers are understanding when I am on the road, and my favorite trails are deserted. Plus all the snow birds are down there...
04-07-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By Ohio Trekker

If I am on the MUP with the kids, I ride to the...

If I am on the MUP with the kids, I ride to the rear and make sure they call out "Passing", on your left tends to confuse the pedestrians who often think we mean for them to move left. DOY.........
04-07-05, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Endless Freeze Thaw, Saturday 10" of snow,...

Endless Freeze Thaw, Saturday 10" of snow, Mon-Tues-Wed 60-80, managed to get 60 miles the past 3 days so that's a good thing!

Far cry from your neck of the woods, although last time I was down...
04-07-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Ohio Trekker

larue, Not a "SPRINTER", and haven't figured...

larue,

Not a "SPRINTER", and haven't figured out my schedule for next month but am going to try and schedule my monthly Naples visit to coincide with your ride. Could you give me a "clue" where...
04-07-05, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Went to take a ride on one of my favorite...

Went to take a ride on one of my favorite parkways to find the road closed. Turned out it was salamander and peeper migration time and they had to be provided safe passage!! I just love the first...
04-07-05, 05:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,745
Posted By Ohio Trekker

At very least he could have rented you the tool,...

At very least he could have rented you the tool, which in his pursuit of business would negate insurance liability for "loaning" as opposed to renting, and would have given him a little profit, and...
Forum: Touring
04-07-05, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Ohio Trekker

John, I wouldn't rule out the MTB just...

John,

I wouldn't rule out the MTB just because of gearing, I have a 520 full blown touring bike that has seen thousands of miles. It is very serviceable, and I can still throw panniers and ride it...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,858
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Helmet Girl has something to sell!!

Helmet Girl has something to sell!!
04-07-05, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Ohio Trekker

You know what, riding with the thought that the...

You know what, riding with the thought that the frame could suddenly fail is going to haunt you and lessen your enjoyment anyway. I tend to agree with pseduobrit.

Being a long timer, I don't know...
04-07-05, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By Ohio Trekker

What did the bike shop that did the test on it...

What did the bike shop that did the test on it recommend????
Forum: Commuting
04-07-05, 08:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,724
Posted By Ohio Trekker

pj7 Let me tell you a little story, I was...

pj7

Let me tell you a little story, I was out of biking for a while and gained a LOT of weight. I bought my 7700 in 2003 at 300 pounds. After a year of riding and 2500ish miles, 50 pounds later. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Treespeed, I'm with you on this one, VC and...

Treespeed,

I'm with you on this one, VC and any other styles aside, I do the same thing I pull up to the right of the car proceeding through allowing people to make the right turn. Usually I don't...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Ohio Trekker

HEH I married a hot-head, I learned along time...

HEH I married a hot-head, I learned along time ago to wait till she cools down to attempt a civil conversation.

I'm kinda thinking about what halfbiked said about corporate communique not...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Personally I don't work in "corporate" America,...

Personally I don't work in "corporate" America, but I know the politics only too well. I wouldn't try to fight it but I would suggesta pro-active approach to the situation. Obviously your employer...
04-06-05, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Very well said Genec. It also serves to train...

Very well said Genec. It also serves to train them there are more than recreational cyclists on the roads they share. I am pretty lucky so far at avoiding the braindead ones though!!
Forum: Commuting
04-05-05, 08:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,678
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Road bike and tourers, sleek and sexy girls,...

Road bike and tourers, sleek and sexy girls, hybrid is a hog, and MTB is just a dirty ol' ****, (My Favorite!!)
04-05-05, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 812
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I lean toward's John E's way of thinking. I am...

I lean toward's John E's way of thinking. I am always more comfortable having someone next to me as protection against traffic coming from the left even though they have the red light. I do the same...
04-05-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Chances are if they sold them out of Ohio, it is...

Chances are if they sold them out of Ohio, it is against the law for them to take them back. Health department is pretty strict about somethings. Used to go to their store outside Youngstown, boy do...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,044
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Somtimes in cycling its hard to know when to...

Somtimes in cycling its hard to know when to stop! Put the brakes on and leave the frame as is, how could you top the look you ended up with, certainly not with stickers!
04-04-05, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,302
Posted By Ohio Trekker

My wife doesn't cycle, but it is unifying with...

My wife doesn't cycle, but it is unifying with her in that I take the kids for 3 day bike trips leaving her in peace and quiet at home alone! Even if we aren't going away for a trip we tend to spend...
04-04-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,922
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I know around here, when pot-hole season starts,...

I know around here, when pot-hole season starts, you have a good chance of getting money for a messed up tire, wheel and possibly alignment on your car.

The caveat is you have to prove the City...
Forum: Touring
04-01-05, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,292
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I worry a little more about my equipment when I...

I worry a little more about my equipment when I am back-packing, but on a bike, I can get out of a pinch in a hurry and don't worry much at all. Gotta agree with Alekhine, is that guy with full top...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-05, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By Ohio Trekker

YEP one time, the valve came right out of the...

YEP one time, the valve came right out of the rim. Boy was I shocked.Just glad it happened at home and not out on the road. Although I always carry a spare, it's still a hassle on the road as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,048
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Couldn't agree more, I don't OWE the LBS...

Couldn't agree more, I don't OWE the LBS anything, but I do feel as though if I test ride the merchandise, and get assistance in fitting and sizing, I do owe them. I can't see buying things online...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-05, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Would have liked to see the A-Troll meet the...

Would have liked to see the A-Troll meet the Llama with some of her bondage supplies!! ;-)
04-01-05, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,322
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Standing water will breed the back wash of...

Standing water will breed the back wash of bacteria from your mouth. Standing water is not a good thing especially when you are going to consume it. Next time you go to an ice cream parlor you will...
03-31-05, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Al, I agree with you on this one, and...

Al,

I agree with you on this one, and honestly I think the bike lanes make the matter worse. People expect you to be in those bike lanes, and not popping out from in front of a car and into their...
03-31-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Roody, I want to be clear in saying I do...

Roody,

I want to be clear in saying I do believe it works. But I also know there are times when it is foolish and think better of it.

To me the flaw in the theroy is when you say the "must"...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,580
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I actually have one blinking and one steady. Read...

I actually have one blinking and one steady. Read somewhere that drivers have a hard time judging distance if your only light is blinking.
03-31-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Familiar with the technique, but it doesn't work...

Familiar with the technique, but it doesn't work in all situations. The area of Florida where I typically ride there are 3-4 lanes each direction not including bike, right turn and left turn lanes....
03-31-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 177,240
Posted By Ohio Trekker

My favorites are still the ones who ride with the...

My favorites are still the ones who ride with the helmet hanging off their handlebars like the handlebars need protection! Why even bring the thing along if your not going to wear it.

As far as...
03-31-05, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I tned to agree with you, don't care if there are...

I tned to agree with you, don't care if there are bike lanes or not but hate making left turns. If the road is one lane in each direction I have no problems signaling my intentions, and stopping in...
Forum: Touring
03-29-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I have an 80's 520, bought it new, it is still...

I have an 80's 520, bought it new, it is still all original including the red brake cables. I did have to replace the brake pads, and tires, but beyond that, not even the spokes. It is as solid as...
07-30-04, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I have the flamethrower handlebar mount version,...

I have the flamethrower handlebar mount version, but I also have the digital evolution so I can attach the flamethrower to my helmet. I have gotten 6 hours on the low setting which is fine for multi...
07-27-04, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By Ohio Trekker

You might get more and accurate response if you...

You might get more and accurate response if you ask this question in the women's forum. I bet they'd have some opinions.
07-26-04, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Don't have a small car but check-out U-Haul, most...

Don't have a small car but check-out U-Haul, most offer professional hitch install and reasonable prices. I suggest them because there are U-haul stores across the country! I drive a full size...
07-26-04, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Checking back in on this thread, got my 9yo a...

Checking back in on this thread, got my 9yo a small frame 26" wheeled bike, and he and I both couldn't be happier. We looked at 20's and 24's but shop suggested since he does some miles go with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,658
Posted By Ohio Trekker

I have both a roadie and an MTB, and honestly, my...

I have both a roadie and an MTB, and honestly, my MTB is far more comfortable especially in climbing hills road or trail. I will grant the road bike is faster on the road than the MTB but it is not...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-04, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,241
Posted By Ohio Trekker

Andrew P hit it on the head. Use evaporative...

Andrew P hit it on the head. Use evaporative cooling. It will make a huge difference in the desert heat. Wear a bandana under your helmet, and douse bandana and jersey with water. Doesn't work well...
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