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09-27-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By perryw

I figured out the calorie counting thing a couple...

I figured out the calorie counting thing a couple months ago and have lost about 20 pounds doing it. The exercise isn't as important as the overall math. If you have a smart phone, look up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By perryw

Does the $219 angry badger actually come w/ the...

Does the $219 angry badger actually come w/ the trainer? I thought it was the secret deal that was the trainer and the family package had all the goodies?
09-18-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,059
Posted By perryw

Good job! That's moving a long at a pretty...

Good job! That's moving a long at a pretty decent clip!
09-16-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By perryw

If you wait to buy it, you're missing out on...

If you wait to buy it, you're missing out on riding it :thumb:
09-15-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By perryw

I'm using an iBikepak - http://www.ibikepak.com/ ...

I'm using an iBikepak - http://www.ibikepak.com/

It's acceptable. Not the best, could be worse. I've fallen off the bike once w/ it on and the phone survived, so I guess that's a good thing.
09-13-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,620
Posted By perryw

That's rather frightening to think about. Glad...

That's rather frightening to think about. Glad to hear you're alright :thumb:
09-13-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By perryw

Crankbrothers Candy SL pedals and Pearl Izumi...

Crankbrothers Candy SL pedals and Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek shoes. The shoes look much like trail running shoes and were just as comfy on my feet. I've had em for a couple weeks now and really like...
09-07-09, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,102
Posted By perryw

They had tall sizes referenced in one jersey's...

They had tall sizes referenced in one jersey's description but not listed as a size to buy. I asked and was told they'd discontinued the tall stuff and they directed me to Aerotech. Maybe big sizes...
09-06-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,372
Posted By perryw

I feel that keeping tabs on caloric intake is...

I feel that keeping tabs on caloric intake is more important than the exercising, when we're talking about weight loss.
09-05-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By perryw

Oh man, that's after I close on my first house. ...

Oh man, that's after I close on my first house. That's like forever from now it seems :roflmao2: I hope you enjoy the new ride! :thumb:
09-05-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By perryw

42 miles is 12 miles longer than my longest ride...

42 miles is 12 miles longer than my longest ride so far, so you did great in my book!
09-05-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,639
Posted By perryw

I'm 6'4" on a XL Trek FX 7.3. I'm somewhat...

I'm 6'4" on a XL Trek FX 7.3.

I'm somewhat comfortably doing 30 mile trips on country roads and/or bike paths right now. If I wanted to go further, I think I'd want a road bike. I'm getting to...
09-05-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By perryw

I'm having a similar sounding issue on my Trek...

I'm having a similar sounding issue on my Trek 7.3 right now. I almost think that I'm feeling the creaking through the left pedal but who knows. I've swapped back to the original platform worn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By perryw

That's about the biggest bruise I've ever seen...

That's about the biggest bruise I've ever seen :eek: :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By perryw

I ordered sunglasses in July, took under a week.

I ordered sunglasses in July, took under a week.
09-04-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By perryw

I store mine behind my dining area table.. and...

I store mine behind my dining area table.. and the table has become my parts storage area :)

Going through the bicycle storage space purchase now. Has a couple bedrooms attached!
09-03-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By perryw

Yes, have them on for each ride. Like my helmet,...

Yes, have them on for each ride. Like my helmet, I view them as a safety item, but they also have a comfort left. I've bought full finger gloves for use as the temp cools off.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-01-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By perryw

I purchased Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek shoes last...

I purchased Pearl Izumi X-Alp Seek shoes last week, and, so far, so good. They look like running shoes, but have a recessed place for the cleat to go. I tried my best not to fall my first time out,...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-01-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By perryw

Where to start on Cardinal Greenway?

I'm taking off work on Friday, just because, and thought I'd drive up to the Cardinal Greenway for a ride of 40 miles or so to give me something to do for the day. Where would be a good place to...
08-30-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By perryw

Interesting to read the responses from folks that...

Interesting to read the responses from folks that have served. I figured the EGA was to be worn by those that had earned the EGA.

I was an Army brat (dad passed away..) but I haven't bought Army...
08-30-09, 07:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By perryw

Only Marines should be wearing that one, IMO.

Only Marines should be wearing that one, IMO.
08-27-09, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By perryw

Almost sounds like my ride from the other night. ...

Almost sounds like my ride from the other night. It's nearing dusk so we're moving a long pretty well to get off the trail before it closes. Two girls walking towards us, and suddenly one decides...
08-25-09, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By perryw

Very addicting. And the worst part of addictions...

Very addicting. And the worst part of addictions is they cost money.. $20 for this, $50 for that, $100 for those.. Sheesh!
08-25-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,143
Posted By perryw

First time I took off my Falconi's, my finger got...

First time I took off my Falconi's, my finger got caught on the silicon logo and ripped it off. Thankfully, it was designed to do that and it went off cleanly. I don't like logos on my stuff (why'd...
08-25-09, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By perryw

So I tried out the clipless pedals tonight. The...

So I tried out the clipless pedals tonight. The bike shop manager just so happens to wear my size shoe and had a pair he was trying to sell, so he let me use those. And he had a pair of Crankbrothers...
08-21-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,245
Posted By perryw

That's quite a distance! Good luck! An order of...

That's quite a distance! Good luck! An order of magnitude greater than what I can do :thumb:
08-21-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,404
Posted By perryw

I can certainly appreciate the "car guys" being...

I can certainly appreciate the "car guys" being upset about people putting their hands all over their personal property. Most here wouldn't appreciate someone being careless with one of their prized...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,955
Posted By perryw

Remember the Golden Rule :) I haven't yet...

Remember the Golden Rule :)

I haven't yet faced a cyclist in distress since I've not had the bike 2 months, but I'd surely stop and ask if I could help. I carry my cell phone, so at least I could...
08-20-09, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By perryw

www.runningahead.com I use it for my log. I...

www.runningahead.com

I use it for my log. I don't save all my routes, they are saved using runkeeper on my iphone, but I use runkeeper to log all my workouts, and keep track of miles on my shoes...
08-20-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,533
Posted By perryw

I have about the same amount of miles on my 7.3. ...

I have about the same amount of miles on my 7.3. Get Ergons right away! You will wonder how you lasted this long! I got the cheap-ish Ergon GP-1's and they made a world of difference. I've...
08-16-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,246
Posted By perryw

Got er' done today. 20.24 miles according to my...

Got er' done today. 20.24 miles according to my phone. Took my 1:40 to do it, which is rather pokey, but I did have several stop lights to wait for, and was riding on a new path, and it was hot, and...
08-15-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,246
Posted By perryw

Good job! I still haven't done my first 20 miler...

Good job! I still haven't done my first 20 miler yet. Thinking about trying tomorrow though.
08-15-09, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By perryw

Try GZM65983, not sure if it was one time use...

Try GZM65983, not sure if it was one time use or not. It says that it expires tonight at midnight. I order a bright green one :)
08-15-09, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By perryw

Great, thanks! Sounds like they should fit me...

Great, thanks! Sounds like they should fit me fine.

STP sent me an email for 30% additional off today, taking them to under $30 each. Sounds like a real deal!
08-15-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,934
Views: 451,022
Posted By perryw

I set out to ride just 5 or 6 miles because my...

I set out to ride just 5 or 6 miles because my legs were tired from my run last night. I got carried away and went 13.5. Went down a new (to me) road with little traffic and enjoyed myself :)
08-14-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By perryw

That's good! I wouldn't fit in the sizing they...

That's good! I wouldn't fit in the sizing they list, but if it's a true XL then I would. Do you know what size your chest is by chance? Suit size?
08-14-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,013
Posted By perryw

Bells are required by law here! It comes in...

Bells are required by law here! It comes in handy as I ride around the multi-use trails.
08-14-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,034
Posted By perryw

I ride mine mainly for exercise around the bike...

I ride mine mainly for exercise around the bike paths and two lane roads in the area.
08-14-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,931
Posted By perryw

Thank you :)

Thank you :)
08-13-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By perryw

Before plopping down the $10, check out the free...

Before plopping down the $10, check out the free version of Runkeeper. Makes nifty webpages of your activities too - http://bit.ly/A1W3G

I bought the Pro version because I thought they deserved...
08-12-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,936
Posted By perryw

I wanted something faster than a mountain bike...

I wanted something faster than a mountain bike for riding on the multi-use trails and some roads around me. I didn't want to spend what it would cost to get a road bike, and wasn't too thrilled...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,582
Posted By perryw

Do you really feel that you have outgrown your...

Do you really feel that you have outgrown your 7.2? I've had my 7.3 for about 5 weeks now and tonight I did an hour and averaged 14.5mph on the local greenway. I wasn't quite ready to fall off the...
08-09-09, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,815
Posted By perryw

Was reading through the thread and thought of the...

Was reading through the thread and thought of the timely Time article. It seems obvious when you read it, but I think most people don't realize it. You won't lose weight unless you are burning more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 819
Posted By perryw

When I order from Amazon, I make sure that I'm...

When I order from Amazon, I make sure that I'm getting stuff from Amazon and not a third party. I wish they had a way of turning off the third party sites as I have 0 interest in them. I know what...
08-05-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,561
Posted By perryw

It's fun and addicting! Keep tabs of your...

It's fun and addicting! Keep tabs of your calorie intake and outtake and the weight should come right off.

Go ahead and do the pictures now. You'll still appreciate them next year.
08-05-09, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By perryw

Congrats!

Congrats!
08-01-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By perryw

Took it in, explained what I was seeing,...

Took it in, explained what I was seeing, including the pencil thing and mentioned that maybe the wheel wasn't true.. The guy adjusted the brakes and sent me on my way. Maybe he could tell I'd been...
08-01-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By perryw

Understood, thank you everyone. I'll have to...

Understood, thank you everyone. I'll have to load it up and take it back to em later today or tomorrow. I think they're just trying to sell me a bike rack as I get tired of scratching up my rear...
07-31-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By perryw

Well, I have to take the front wheel off to get...

Well, I have to take the front wheel off to get the bike in the car, so I would think that I would have had it in there one of the times, huh? Not sure I follow your procedure though. Use the QR as...
07-31-09, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,203
Posted By perryw

Neat test, thank you. I hold the pen right at...

Neat test, thank you. I hold the pen right at the bead, and I can see the tip getting a touch closer to the tire in certain areas, kinda like the wheel is moving up and down a bit, if that makes...
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