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09-18-07, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By chalkdusty

Tour of Missouri

tn_roadie,

I stayed for the podium, but was back at the opposite curb so that I could get a little height advantage to take some photos. This podium shot is not the best, but I'm pretty proud of...
08-05-06, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By chalkdusty

shock

Those symptoms began sounding really familiar... Many years ago I smashed my thumb in a car door while putting my kids in the backseat of grandma's car. Hurt like the dickens. We were planning on...
12-23-05, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By chalkdusty

Scott, Thanks for the link. I was raised in...

Scott,

Thanks for the link. I was raised in Bedford County. Mom still has the home church newsletter sent out to me here in the St. Louis area. I noticed a piece in the last newsletter about the...
Forum: Introductions
08-31-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, SPOLwife! I am in the "south of St. Louis"...

Hello, SPOLwife! I am in the "south of St. Louis" area too. Our buddies tend to inhabit this trail - http://www.mostateparks.com/stjoe/trails.htm
08-19-05, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 598
Posted By chalkdusty

I did the Ramble a couple of years ago. It had a...

I did the Ramble a couple of years ago. It had a downtown start. I can't imagine starting in the Muny lot. I predict mass chaos. There is enough difficulty getting out of that lot following a...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By chalkdusty

Stunned, I guess best describes how I felt...

Stunned, I guess best describes how I felt watching that clip. :eek: And on behalf of the moms on the board...gotta say it...."I wonder if their mammas know how they ride in traffic?" Gives a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-05, 08:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,450
Posted By chalkdusty

Best laugh I've had all week! Thanks! :D

Best laugh I've had all week! Thanks! :D
08-14-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By chalkdusty

In that perfect world.... ;) I think your...

In that perfect world.... ;)

I think your wheelbase theory, along with the tube angles, are the answer to my problem. I took a look at the 7700. Not sure that my back would tolerate the aluminum...
08-13-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By chalkdusty

Thanks, FarHorizon and LastPlace. I've...

Thanks, FarHorizon and LastPlace.

I've pondered this question for many months and you have explained the geometry of the problem. I sure wish that I had that old Schwinn back! Been looking on ebay...
Forum: Introductions
08-13-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By chalkdusty

Are you also into geocaching? - Looking at your...

Are you also into geocaching? - Looking at your latitude and longitude made me wonder.
08-13-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,681
Posted By chalkdusty

Look, MA! No hands!

I haven't quite hit the 50 mark, but I thought you all might have the answer to this question...

When I was a kid/teenager, I could ride my 10 speed for great distances with no hands on the...
08-13-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 21,970
Posted By chalkdusty

The name refers to my profession...elementary...

The name refers to my profession...elementary teacher. When I first began teaching, my classroom had a chalkboard and every evening I'd come home covered in chalkdust (even though our secretary...
08-11-05, 08:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By chalkdusty

Further check - Do you have tan ovals on the...

Further check - Do you have tan ovals on the backs of your relatively white hands from your riding gloves? :)
08-11-05, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 681
Posted By chalkdusty

Interesting article and I do see the point being...

Interesting article and I do see the point being made, however, I wonder how many of these statisticians have been on a public school bus lately? My hats off to anyone who can handle driving a school...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,173
Posted By chalkdusty

when driving down a country road and another car...

when driving down a country road and another car approaches, you yell out "Car Up" to no one in particular...

you try inflating your automobile tires to 110 lbs...
08-08-05, 08:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,272
Posted By chalkdusty

Haven't had anyone call me Lance, but then I'm...

Haven't had anyone call me Lance, but then I'm female, mid 40s, and certainly not burning up the pavement. However a couple of weeks ago my 20 year old son got a "Hey, there's Lance!" from a couple...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-05, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,495
Posted By chalkdusty

In total agreement with your statement. Wow, the...

In total agreement with your statement. Wow, the detail everywhere!

Where could you lock this beauty up and expect to find it when you return?
08-04-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By chalkdusty

Wow! Talk about your "catch of the day!"

Wow! Talk about your "catch of the day!"
Forum: Introductions
08-02-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By chalkdusty

Loosecannon, Pretty bike! Oh, and on your...

Loosecannon,

Pretty bike! Oh, and on your clipless story.....welcome to the toolbox...be glad you didnt' fall into and dent a car at the stop/fall....yes, homeowners insurance does come in handy!...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-05, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By chalkdusty

Hiya, Joyce. It's been a long time since I was...

Hiya, Joyce. It's been a long time since I was one of yuniz! :lol: When I grew up in western PA, I never thought we Pennsylvanians had an accent...but now that I'm in SE MO... :rolleyes: I handed my...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-05, 06:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By chalkdusty

Hi, markm, Good luck with your century ride....

Hi, markm,

Good luck with your century ride. What type of bike do you ride? Which rail trails have you been on? I'm originally from western PA (now in SE MO) and only get back that way once a year...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-05, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, preachermain, That is some find...

Hello, preachermain,

That is some find you've got there! Wish I still had my old Schwinn. EXhusband (emphasis on the EX) gave it away. :mad: Mine was similar to the one you bought only blue with...
Forum: Introductions
08-01-05, 06:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By chalkdusty

astr033, You don't know how lucky you are!...

astr033,

You don't know how lucky you are! Or how jealous I am..... *sigh* I'm in southeast Missouri and would like to commute to work (about 5 miles each way), but not on the roads here or with...
07-31-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By chalkdusty

Don't know if it will work on a jersey, but when...

Don't know if it will work on a jersey, but when I get chain grease on my leg I've found that shampoo gets it off easily. Might be worth a try.
07-31-05, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By chalkdusty

Yes, I have definitely noticed that riders are of...

Yes, I have definitely noticed that riders are of the older set. I'm the youngest in our bike club at 44. Not sure the reason for the phenomena, but I'd speculate that younger people are trying to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-05, 12:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,472
Posted By chalkdusty

First road bike - early 70s blue Schwinn 10...

First road bike - early 70s blue Schwinn 10 speed. Loved that bike. Exhusband gave it away because it was taking up too much room in his garage. :mad: I gave him away too. :D Sure wish I could find...
07-30-05, 11:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By chalkdusty

I remember that my first bike (the red Schwinn...

I remember that my first bike (the red Schwinn number with streamers coming out of the handle bars) had training wheels. I got it for Christmas right before my 6th birthday. Not sure that I remember...
07-30-05, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By chalkdusty

Thanks, everybody. Several good suggestions and...

Thanks, everybody. Several good suggestions and thanks, Lion Steve, for the link to the posters. I've got a few assorted pieces and parts to hang on the walls. Thought I'd ask the LBS owner if he has...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, John, from Denver (not to be confused with...

Hello, John, from Denver (not to be confused with John Denver...):D

I drove through CO on I70 last summer. Beautiful state! I'd like to visit in summer '06, but this time bring my bike. What...
07-30-05, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By chalkdusty

redecorating family room, bike signs?

I'm remodeling my basement to create liveable family room space. I plan to decorate it in a bicycle theme. I'd like to find bicycle road signs to put up on the walls. I've googled but can't find...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-05, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By chalkdusty

algorithm0, I was on my hybrid when I rode...

algorithm0,

I was on my hybrid when I rode the Tunnel Hill Trail. Glad for the wider tires. Some of the crushed limestone was a little loose/sandy. I did think the trail was very nice though. Will...
Forum: Introductions
07-30-05, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, king koeller! Sure wish we could...

Hello, king koeller!

Sure wish we could import some of that bicycle respect/love from the Japanese! I've had all of those things happen to me except replace the water balloons with soda cans......
Forum: Introductions
07-30-05, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, algorithm0! I'm across the river in...

Hello, algorithm0!

I'm across the river in southern MO. Have you found any good trails in southern IL? I've been on the trail from Alton to Pierre Marquette State Park and on the Tunnel Hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-05, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By chalkdusty

cydewaze, Thanks for posting the pictures! I...

cydewaze,

Thanks for posting the pictures! I did the Keystone ride in '03, but live too far away (St Louis area) to do it annually. Glad you had good weather for your ride. Nice to see pictures of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By chalkdusty

Look at LeMond -- steel tubes, lighter weight...

Look at LeMond -- steel tubes, lighter weight than I expected, decent price, good components. Only thing that I personally miss on some of their models is a level top tube.
Forum: Introductions
07-28-05, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By chalkdusty

Just remembered that Tour de Homecomers is coming...

Just remembered that Tour de Homecomers is coming up shortly. http://www.showme.net/recreation/TourdeHomecomers/

I've never done this ride, but others that I know have and thought it was a nice...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By chalkdusty

nonsuch, I'm jealous and in SE Missouri......

nonsuch,

I'm jealous and in SE Missouri... :cry: Know EXACTLY what you mean about riding here...

chalkdusty
Forum: Introductions
07-26-05, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By chalkdusty

You're welcome, 72_nova. I plan on driving...

You're welcome, 72_nova.

I plan on driving down to Cape for that ride. Might even be able to talk my son into coming along. He attends UMR and it will depend on his schedule. Perhaps we'll see you...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-05, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By chalkdusty

tedi, Thanks for the information on "sharing...

tedi,

Thanks for the information on "sharing the road" in your part of the world. We really don't have any forms of public transportation in my county, except for the school buses to transport...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-05, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By chalkdusty

Wildwood, Check this link for a good ride in...

Wildwood,

Check this link for a good ride in Cape http://www.tourdecape.com/

chalkdusty
Forum: Introductions
07-24-05, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By chalkdusty

Bodeco, Congratulations on realizing your...

Bodeco,

Congratulations on realizing your addiction and taking steps to make a positive change. Now, if I could only get my daughter to come to the same conclusion about time spent gaming.......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-05, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By chalkdusty

Congratulations, Grasshopper! I did the...

Congratulations, Grasshopper!

I did the Keystone 2 years ago. Tied it in with a visit with relatives in the Altoona area. Really enjoyed the ride that year except for the return into Altoona....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-05, 11:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By chalkdusty

Good job, Hipcycler! Our local bike club...

Good job, Hipcycler!

Our local bike club holds a "Tour de Fluff" during the 3 weeks of the TdF. Keeping in mind that most of our members are 50+, we aim for at least 10% of the daily mileage of...
Forum: Introductions
07-23-05, 10:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By chalkdusty

Punch Drunk, I've been on a small portion...

Punch Drunk,

I've been on a small portion of the trial near St. Charles. Didn't seem too crowded when I was there. Just spotted several snakes on the trail and I'm kinda like Indiana Jones with...
Forum: Introductions
07-22-05, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By chalkdusty

I'm in the Farmington area. There is a nice paved...

I'm in the Farmington area. There is a nice paved 11 mile loop at St. Joe State Park.
Forum: Introductions
07-20-05, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, Tedi! I really enjoyed reading your...

Hello, Tedi!

I really enjoyed reading your introduction. Isn't it great to have parents who will give permission to ride their bike?!

I'm new to the forum too and have been enjoying reading the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,490
Posted By chalkdusty

<$1000 60 miles/week

<$1000
60 miles/week
07-17-05, 08:22 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 9,882
Posted By chalkdusty

I never ride without my cell phone. It's either...

I never ride without my cell phone. It's either in my middle jersey pocket or in my handlebar bag along with my driver's license, insurance card, emergency contact information, and a couple of bucks.
Forum: Introductions
07-17-05, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By chalkdusty

Hello, jt5405. I visited Cinncinati a...

Hello, jt5405.

I visited Cinncinati a couple of years ago on an MS150 ride. Really enjoyed riding the Little Miami Trail. I'm quite jealous of all the good trails that you have in your area. I...
07-16-05, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,392
Posted By chalkdusty

Bud Davis, I had a lot of trouble finding a...

Bud Davis,

I had a lot of trouble finding a bike to fit me (long legs, short reach). After much research I found a 2003 Lemond Tourmalet. With a little fine tuning, it has been a comfortable ride....
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