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09-22-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,668
Posted By atcfoody

Thirdgenbird; Now you know why we all hang...

Thirdgenbird;

Now you know why we all hang out hear, a sense of humor is required for membership in the clyde forum.

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09-15-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,722
Posted By atcfoody

Second! While I love my LHT as well, a...

Second! While I love my LHT as well, a cyclocross bike, or any road style bike that lets you mount wider tires (700X 33, 35, 40, etc) would give you a softer ride than the skinny road bike tires,...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,917
Posted By atcfoody

If it makes you feel any better, I about cacked...

If it makes you feel any better, I about cacked two ipod zombies earlier this week. The first was playing with a skate board in the middle of the road with 4 other folks, and couldn't be bothered to...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,348
Posted By atcfoody

A few more additions: - Crush Proof...

A few more additions:

- Crush Proof compartment for food
- Loop for mounting a digital camera to record ride
- Safety strobe mounting loop (on back, front, and both suspender shoulder straps)
-...
09-13-10, 01:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,922
Posted By atcfoody

I agree with Spudd. I have no doubt that you can...

I agree with Spudd. I have no doubt that you can handle the distance, but the heavy traffic would be the problem for me. My commute is 20 miles, round trip, and I only have to deal with heavy...
08-25-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By atcfoody

With a six-pack and a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice...

With a six-pack and a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream.

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08-20-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By atcfoody

Shameless plug for Pedal for Peace, a bike relay.

Hey there all;

I haven't been around a whole lot this summer, mainly because of some medical problems with Mrs. ATCFoody. She is doing fine now, but it was rather scary for a while.

Anyway, I...
06-21-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,178
Posted By atcfoody

700x35 Schwable Marathon Plus, on both bikes. ...

700x35 Schwable Marathon Plus, on both bikes. Neither bike is a racer, but my LHT has worn these tires for the last 2000 miles, and I have not had a single flat.

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Forum: Commuting
06-20-10, 06:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,345
Posted By atcfoody

Aside from the extra water that everyone else...

Aside from the extra water that everyone else mentioned, steer clear of anything with caffeine in it (or any other diuretic), and you should be fine.

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Forum: Commuting
06-20-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,912
Posted By atcfoody

Proofhide and a rain cover, like others have...

Proofhide and a rain cover, like others have said, does wonders when there are fenders on the bike.

As for security (and not being sarcastic), how many people really know what a Brooks saddle...
06-15-10, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 528
Posted By atcfoody

I'm not a physician, but I have been seen on...

I'm not a physician, but I have been seen on television in a white lab coat.

Now that the legal bit is out of the way. There is one other possibility, you may have a hypomobile (non-mobile)...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,980
Posted By atcfoody

I've been running schwable marathons (which have...

I've been running schwable marathons (which have the reflective sidewalls) for a few years now, and they work great.

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Forum: Commuting
05-20-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,110
Posted By atcfoody

Amen brother! I'm on my second B-17 in a year,...

Amen brother! I'm on my second B-17 in a year, and I love it. I got my first one last March, put about 2000 miles on it, and then moved it to my hybrid and got a new one for the commuter. 20-40...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,705
Posted By atcfoody

I did a century charity ride last summer on my...

I did a century charity ride last summer on my commuter. I took off the lights and the rack, but still had the fenders, and even added an extra water bottle cage. The best part was keeping up with...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 7,530
Posted By atcfoody

I watch sports a lot, and repair the athletes...

I watch sports a lot, and repair the athletes when they break.
05-10-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By atcfoody

The only thing I would add is do not shower,...

The only thing I would add is do not shower, brush your teeth or use deodorant right before bed. Do all of these thing a few hours before you call it a night. While you might not have any...
05-10-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 808
Posted By atcfoody

Try the discount bin at your LBS. There might be...

Try the discount bin at your LBS. There might be something perfect for you that is "used" but only for a few minutes.
Just a thought.

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04-29-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By atcfoody

+1 on the saddle. The one that her bike came...

+1 on the saddle. The one that her bike came with was horrible. My mom got her a new one for her birthday a few years ago, and that has made all the difference. The bags are just icing on the...
04-29-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,871
Posted By atcfoody

After racking up 2300 miles since February 09, I...

After racking up 2300 miles since February 09, I still am 6' tall and weigh 235-240lbs. My weight hasn't budged in a few years, but my resting heart rate has. Tuesday it was 58bpm. That is enough...
04-28-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By atcfoody

Grocery Ride; my chance to brag a little

Hey there;

I just wanted to brag a little bit, because I think this is terrific. Mrs. ATCFoody and I are fairly active folks, and I've finally got the misses up for riding to the grocery store. ...
04-28-10, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,143
Posted By atcfoody

Honestly, I would say a Surley LHT would be...

Honestly, I would say a Surley LHT would be perfect for you, and that is not because I ride one, but it helps. If you ride a size 54 or smaller, it comes with 26 inch wheels, like your mountain...
04-23-10, 06:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 972
Posted By atcfoody

This is great advice. Since you mentioned having...

This is great advice. Since you mentioned having bunions, make sure you are using a toe spacer between your first and second toe as well. The support you get from your feed depends greatly on...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,086
Posted By atcfoody

Yup, that's about right. :D FCN 8 here....

Yup, that's about right. :D

FCN 8 here. Touring bike with fenders and bags, and SPD pedals. I wear a rodie riding suit in the winter, and baggies in the summer. Not sure if that changes...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 38,087
Posted By atcfoody

I'm not buying the lack of cross training as a...

I'm not buying the lack of cross training as a cause. No offense folks, but if it was, you would have pain going up hill as well as down. Your quads are the main muscles that help with deceleration...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By atcfoody

Absolutely. That being said, it largely depends...

Absolutely. That being said, it largely depends on what you are taking. Blood pressure really doesn't go up a whole lot when you are exercising. Heart rate does increase significantly. The only...
03-17-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By atcfoody

Hey there; I had almost the exact same...

Hey there;

I had almost the exact same problem on the exact same bike (well sort of, mine is a 7200 fx, same bike, just an older model). Anyway, here is what I did to cure that problem;
...
03-11-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By atcfoody

I'm not a doctor, but I have been seen in a white...

I'm not a doctor, but I have been seen in a white lab coat on television.

Just my $0.02, but I agree with Peter C and Cyclist 2000; you need to go see a knee specialist at an Orthopedic clinic. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,120
Posted By atcfoody

I got told that I take crazy to a new level on...

I got told that I take crazy to a new level on Saturday. Here's why.

PhD students, by definition, are crazy. They have to be, because no sane person would put themselves through that much...
03-08-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 680
Posted By atcfoody

You need to be measured for a new seat. Numbness...

You need to be measured for a new seat. Numbness (and I'm assuming that when you say that, you mean that it feels like something has "gone to sleep") is often due to a lack of blood flow, giving you...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,180
Posted By atcfoody

That one happens to be fact; at least for me:D ...

That one happens to be fact; at least for me:D
I love my LHT.

Anyway, my contribution would be:

All police officers know the traffic laws and enforce them.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-10, 07:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,858
Posted By atcfoody

That's perfect! As for the OP, welcome to...

That's perfect!

As for the OP, welcome to the club. I had a (cough) lady (cough, cough) try and pass me yesterday on my way in. She didn't have enough time to get around me (I was on a 4-lane...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,530
Posted By atcfoody

Just an FYI: ...

Just an FYI:

http://cycletofitness.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=35_38&products_id=414

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Forum: Commuting
03-01-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,048
Posted By atcfoody

Okay, now I feel better; I'm not the only one who...

Okay, now I feel better; I'm not the only one who waits to the last minute to get out of bed and get on the road (at 0630), and then eats at work. Besides, with a 10 mile commute, one way, I would...
03-01-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By atcfoody

I have a 7.2FX, and the first thing I did to it...

I have a 7.2FX, and the first thing I did to it was to replace the saddle. Yes, the ones that come with that bike really stink. As for the Brooks Saddle, it is definitely worth the investment. I...
03-01-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,124
Posted By atcfoody

Good for you! I had the same feeling when I did...

Good for you! I had the same feeling when I did my first century as well (similar average speed).

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Forum: Commuting
02-20-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,398
Posted By atcfoody

"Well, the heater on this thing works great, but...

"Well, the heater on this thing works great, but I'm having some trouble with the accelerator".
Forum: Commuting
02-15-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,608
Posted By atcfoody

Currently 240ish. I would love to get to 220. ...

Currently 240ish. I would love to get to 220.

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Forum: Commuting
02-09-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,206
Posted By atcfoody

I pull a skull cap on when the temps drop to the...

I pull a skull cap on when the temps drop to the low 40's, and the balaclava goes on at about 35 or less. That being said, I have yet to pull on a face mask, but when I was riding at 14F, I wish I...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,584
Posted By atcfoody

Yea, that's about it for me. That, and the fact...

Yea, that's about it for me. That, and the fact that I start to feel like a worthless blob when I don't ride for a while. Example: yesterday was the first day I've ridden to work in about a month...
01-28-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By atcfoody

Depending on distance, I wouldn't worry about it...

Depending on distance, I wouldn't worry about it much. I got up and rode 10 miles into work today, and breakfast was a small glass of orange juice and a vitamin. Granted, I had a granola bar, an...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,886
Posted By atcfoody

Wouldn't that mean you are probably riding a...

Wouldn't that mean you are probably riding a recumbent?

In any regard, guys with trucks like that are compensating for something. The guy like that in my neighborhood sure is.

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Forum: Commuting
01-07-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,162
Posted By atcfoody

As I progressed through some different lighting...

As I progressed through some different lighting combinations on my bike, I experimented with this. Using a "cat eye" style light (AA or AAA powered) on strobe will only attract the attention of...
01-07-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By atcfoody

Oh, to have your problems! I keep hoping to take...

Oh, to have your problems! I keep hoping to take my wife by the LBS and have her say that. That way, I can get a new bike so I can "keep up with her".:D
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,004
Posted By atcfoody

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/product/r1-regulat...

http://www.patagonia.com/web/us/product/r1-regulator-fleece-balaclava?p=28713-0-155

That is what I use, and when it is really cold, I have a smart wool skull cap that I wear under it.
I can put...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,729
Posted By atcfoody

See the violence inherent in the system! See the...

See the violence inherent in the system! See the violence inherent in the system!
Forum: Commuting
12-17-09, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,474
Posted By atcfoody

I remind myself that riding my bike is better for...

I remind myself that riding my bike is better for me than Prozac. Seriously, the ride in gets me awake and ready for the day, and the ride home helps me to unwind from the days hassles, and it is...
12-10-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By atcfoody

Oh yes you should, particularly if your low back...

Oh yes you should, particularly if your low back hurts.

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12-05-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By atcfoody

Great Big Fanny, by Bill Wharton. It's off of...

Great Big Fanny, by Bill Wharton. It's off of the Margaritaville Cafe - Late Night Menu.

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Forum: Commuting
12-04-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,224
Posted By atcfoody

The first time college athletes ask you "how do I...

The first time college athletes ask you "how do I get my calves to look like yours", and they are 15 years younger than you.
12-04-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By atcfoody

I would not say that 32 spoke wheels are required...

I would not say that 32 spoke wheels are required for us clydes. I put over 2k on a cannondale R600 that had the lower spoke count wheels and had no problems, and that was me weighing in at a svelte...
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