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Forum: Touring
04-20-11, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,729
Posted By Aloyzius

You can say my LHT is heavy, or slow, or whatever...

You can say my LHT is heavy, or slow, or whatever you want. But you can't say the ride is harsh. Loaded or unloaded, it is anything but harsh.
Forum: Touring
04-16-11, 11:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

I will check that out, as I think I will be...

I will check that out, as I think I will be making adjustments for a while. Thanks. Adjustment has been tricky because of that, and the fact that the rails are black, like djb mentioned.
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

A dramatic turn for today. A 25 mile ride today...

A dramatic turn for today. A 25 mile ride today after work, felt like a 25 mile ride, instead of 75. But it wasn't Neatsfoot, and I don't think it was the breaking in.

So, I set out today, and...
Forum: Touring
04-15-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

Oh yeah. And we keep forgetting how each B17 is a...

Oh yeah. And we keep forgetting how each B17 is a little different, too. Some are thicker than others, the grain can be somewhat different. Different riders, different bikes, and different saddles....
Forum: Touring
04-14-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

First off, thank you for all of your varying and...

First off, thank you for all of your varying and thoughtful opinions, and experiences. I wasn't expecting this kind of response. You've put a lot of time into this. I hope to do a three hour ride or...
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

No, I haven't had my sit bones measured. I know...

No, I haven't had my sit bones measured. I know most Specialized dealers have the buttometer or something. I'm just so loyal to my LBS I haven't gotten around to it. I'll try it out this weekend.
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Replies: 16
Views: 4,294
Posted By Aloyzius

A lot of granola bars are pretty high in sodium,...

A lot of granola bars are pretty high in sodium, and that seems to help me out a lot.
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

Doohickie, I want to be just like you one day.

Doohickie, I want to be just like you one day.
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

Thanks guys. So far I can add to my experiment,...

Thanks guys. So far I can add to my experiment, unless you live in an apartment and don't care about getting your deposit back, wait until you get outside to put your saddle back on. No matter how...
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,798
Posted By Aloyzius

I like it. I was on my way to REI to order one...

I like it. I was on my way to REI to order one for my girlfriend, with my 20 percent off coupon. On my way, just on a whim, I swung by my favorite LBS. They had a demo Long Haul Trucker kicking...
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,800
Posted By Aloyzius

This looks like a lot of fun. Good work.

This looks like a lot of fun. Good work.
Forum: Touring
04-12-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,321
Posted By Aloyzius

The Neatsfoot Plunge. (B17)

Hi guys, it's been a while.

While the breaking in of a Brooks saddle has been a long boring topic that comes up again and again, I thought my personal experience might be interesting to someone. I...
Forum: Touring
03-22-11, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,116
Posted By Aloyzius

What a drag. I have my twenty percent off coupon,...

What a drag. I have my twenty percent off coupon, and they have no Randonees. The Verita is a cool bike, for sure, but I want a triple crank, canti's, and wider tires for my girlfriend, just like...
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Aloyzius

you'll probably get some good answers here, but...

you'll probably get some good answers here, but even better luck in the touring forums, I think.
Replies: 31
Views: 1,564
Posted By Aloyzius

I don't know, but gatorade sure tastes awful to...

I don't know, but gatorade sure tastes awful to me after mile fifty, and just gets worse.

I enjoy the breaks though, and don't mind popping into a convenience store, every once in a while even if...
Forum: Touring
03-11-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,596
Posted By Aloyzius

The cross check looks awesome. And I also really...

The cross check looks awesome. And I also really like the pacer, but ultimately I caved in for the LHT because of thoughts like jungeaddict's, and I also like the slack geometry. I still ride my...
Forum: Touring
03-11-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Aloyzius

It also helps if you tilt the brooks back a...

It also helps if you tilt the brooks back a little further than you would with a regular saddle. On my Lht, my Brooks sits almost perfectly level. On my roadie, I have the saddle nose pointed upward...
03-07-09, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By Aloyzius

Sorry, no clue. I guess we'll find out in a few...

Sorry, no clue. I guess we'll find out in a few hours, eh? I can't even remember if there's ATM's there or not. I'm really helpful that way.
Forum: Touring
03-07-09, 03:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By Aloyzius

I can do just anout anything on my LHT I can do...

I can do just anout anything on my LHT I can do on my hardtail mountain bike, except sharp hairpin turns. It likes to go straight. On rotten, rocky, dirt roads, it does great, and surprisingly more...
03-04-09, 12:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Aloyzius

I was a member of bcc, and they do a great job....

I was a member of bcc, and they do a great job. The only big event I did was ULCER but it was extremely well done. The directors are always welcoming suggestions for improvements as well. A really...
03-03-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 941
Posted By Aloyzius

Riding Lotoja is about as likely as me making the...

Riding Lotoja is about as likely as me making the NBA playoffs. But maybe I'll go up and volunteer for support or whatever. That way I can look all hardcore when I have a Lotoja sticker on my car. ;)
03-01-09, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Aloyzius

Holy Crap!! The wife just registered for Little Red Riding Hood!!!

Weird. My wife has always expressed an interest in bikes, right up until the time we buy her one. And then it becomes a thing to hang damp laundry on. We've bought her two bikes in the last five...
03-01-09, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

I was there again today, picking up my fenders....

I was there again today, picking up my fenders. Great guys. I will post some pictures tomorrow.
Forum: Touring
02-28-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Aloyzius

They're way too pretty to ride on a dirty road on...

They're way too pretty to ride on a dirty road on a rainy day. For that, I wouldn't trade my Cascadias. They do look cool though.
Forum: Touring
02-25-09, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By Aloyzius

I love mine. It's far more versatile than I...

I love mine. It's far more versatile than I expected.

And yes, while I've only seen the North Island, New Zealand was quite hilly. You will definitely want a triple.
02-25-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By Aloyzius

I might go. I think I've spent my bike allowance...

I might go. I think I've spent my bike allowance for the rest of the year though. Maybe i should sell a couple, too.
02-24-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

Sure, I'll post some pictures this weekend, after...

Sure, I'll post some pictures this weekend, after i pick up the fenders, and lacquer up the handlebar tape. it's pretty.
02-22-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

Yes, I sure did. I'm sorry. I'll email you and...

Yes, I sure did. I'm sorry. I'll email you and then you'll have it. I wasn't ignoring you, just ignoring that old spam trap.
02-22-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

oh an mike, maybe we can hook up one of these...

oh an mike, maybe we can hook up one of these weekends when i'm out riding and you can check it out. I posted a pretty lengthy review of the bike in the touring forum, if you want to check that out.
02-22-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

Yeah, actually I rode it on a Voodoo singlespeed,...

Yeah, actually I rode it on a Voodoo singlespeed, while Mark was building up my LHT. Fun bike, and a pretty fun trail, from what I saw of it. Definitely worth going back and checking out. There...
02-22-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

Yeah, actually I rode it on a Voodoo singlespeed,...

Yeah, actually I rode it on a Voodoo singlespeed, while Mark was building up my LHT. Fun bike, and a pretty fun trail, from what I saw of it. Definitely worth going back and checking out. There...
Forum: Touring
02-21-09, 11:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Aloyzius

Yep, I'm using mks touring pedals. I like my...

Yep, I'm using mks touring pedals. I like my clipless pedals on the roadie, but I was looking for something different with this bike, and loved my toe clips in the eighties. I'll probably end up with...
Forum: Touring
02-21-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Aloyzius

Another review of yet another LHT.

You've probably heard it all before, but here's my review of my new Surly LHT. I hope to clarify and put my own observations on some of the things you've probably read before. I test rode this bike,...
02-21-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

Oh, and I forgot to mention Saturday Cycles. It's...

Oh, and I forgot to mention Saturday Cycles. It's a GREAT little shop up in Centerville. If you're into steel frame bikes, and touring bikes, they're the place to go. In this day of carbon go fast...
02-21-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 952
Posted By Aloyzius

First real ride of the year, and a new bike.

I got a new Surly Long Haul Trucker, and the weather was great, for once, on the weekend. Lucky, on both counts, so I got out and played. It's not a fast bike, but wow, it's comfortable. I rode forty...
02-21-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By Aloyzius

Look back at some of your old posts, and see the...

Look back at some of your old posts, and see the progress. I see it, and it's cool. My first real riding of the season is usually pretty lousy, but yours wasn't bad at all. Keep it up, and you'll be...
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Aloyzius

I may be wrong but I think the Masi Randonneur...

I may be wrong but I think the Masi Randonneur just came out this year, so you might have to wait to hear much about it. It IS PRETTY, that much we know. I was really excited to see it a few weeks...
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,024
Posted By Aloyzius

Sorry to hear you had a rotten experience there,...

Sorry to hear you had a rotten experience there, they're always good to me. Really good.

My REI totally rocks. But my LBS rocks a lot more.
Forum: Touring
02-18-09, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By Aloyzius

A lot of people punch holes on the sides, and...

A lot of people punch holes on the sides, and lace them up. I haven't had a need to try it, though, so what the heck do I know?
Forum: Touring
02-17-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Aloyzius

Wow. congrats, once again. Let's post pictures...

Wow. congrats, once again. Let's post pictures this weekend. Waddya say?
Forum: Touring
02-16-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Aloyzius

I'm excited for you. And I'm excited for me. I...

I'm excited for you. And I'm excited for me. I ordered mine saturday, and it will be ready Friday night. I added cork tape, a honey Brooks Champion Flyer, Cascadia fenders, and MKS touring pedals. I...
Forum: Touring
02-16-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,669
Posted By Aloyzius

I love the Sam Hillborne. But I couldn't hold out...

I love the Sam Hillborne. But I couldn't hold out any longer....and my Surly LHT will be ready at the shop, friday night. Woo! I've waited long enough for a touring bike I can depend on. The 82 Gran...
Forum: Touring
02-15-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,145
Posted By Aloyzius

coleman fuel is also called white gas, quite...

coleman fuel is also called white gas, quite often.
02-15-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,677
Posted By Aloyzius

I actually took a test ride on a bike yesterday,...

I actually took a test ride on a bike yesterday, in a blizzard. The owner of the shop had his commuter there, which was the same size and make of the bike I was interested in. Trucks were splashing...
Forum: Touring
02-13-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Aloyzius

I've got an 82 Gran Turismo I've been slowly...

I've got an 82 Gran Turismo I've been slowly working on, with similar ideas. I'd love to see updates on how all this worked out when you're finished.
Forum: Touring
02-13-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,171
Posted By Aloyzius

I've got an 82 Gran Turismo I've been slowly...

I've got an 82 Gran Turismo I've been slowly working on, with similar ideas. I'd love to see updates on how all this worked out when you're finished.
Forum: Touring
02-10-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Aloyzius

Thank you. Neither touring bike manufacturers, or...

Thank you. Neither touring bike manufacturers, or my girlfriends, seem to like to discuss their weight.
Forum: Touring
02-08-09, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Aloyzius

anyone know what a cannondale touring 2 weighs?

I can't find anything on it. I realize, it won't make a lot of difference, when racked up and loaded down with gear and food. But it might make some difference when I throw on some cyclocross tires...
Forum: Touring
02-08-09, 03:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,726
Posted By Aloyzius

Also, while Brooks recommends their Proofide,...

Also, while Brooks recommends their Proofide, Rivendell suggests a leather treatment called Obenauf's, or something. I bought a little can at a boot place for about eight bucks, and it worked just...
Forum: Touring
02-08-09, 03:45 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,134
Posted By Aloyzius

Haha, so, Waldo, you finally drank the Brooks...

Haha, so, Waldo, you finally drank the Brooks Kool Aid, eh? What finally convinced you to change and give it a shot? I have a champion flyer on my old Univega and love it.

New touring bike is on...
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