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Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By tate65

Sometimes on a commute you find treasures

So rolling home on my 21 mile ride across Dallas I came upon some folks clearing a house from an estate. I am an antique furniture lover so when I saw this chair I had to have it, its maple and...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 07:23 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,663
Posted By tate65

I am going up to the hospital today. BTW ...

I am going up to the hospital today.

BTW http://mcnairfamily.chipin.com/mcnair-family-fund
if ya wanna help
Forum: Touring
04-20-12, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By tate65

Loading / unloading your bike

Sounds straight forward, but how do you actualy load the panniers onto you bike, full or empty....how do you keep from tipping the bike...
Forum: Touring
04-18-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By tate65

Don't think I'd want to tow it..but.

This thing look huge, but cool.

http://www.gizmag.com/midget-bushtrekka-bicycile-trailer/22167/pictures#2
Forum: Commuting
04-12-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,557
Posted By tate65

661 has several styles from ones that look like...

661 has several styles from ones that look like skate shoes to some nice MTB shoes.
Forum: Touring
04-11-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By tate65

I leave for work most days by 5am ride across...

I leave for work most days by 5am ride across Dallas, 21 miles. Several times I have done early summer tours in Texas and we often get up before dawn and ride, we usualy hit the road no more than an...
Forum: Touring
04-11-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,310
Posted By tate65

244838Havn't had the chance to do a full loaded...

244838Havn't had the chance to do a full loaded ride, but have ridden several of our MTB trails, used it for over 1000 miles commuting since I got it in Jan. Looking forward to some bike...
Forum: Touring
03-29-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,499
Posted By tate65

To Kickstand or not to kickstand

I had a single leg kickstand on my old bike, but I used it with a trailer. The Fargo i.e. Ethel will be pannier. So do you have one? Why/Why not. Which one? Alternatives?
Forum: Touring
03-15-12, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By tate65

Tubed or tubless

I know most here ride a high pressure "skinny" tire, but I am riding my Fargo with 29er 2.2s, on my mountain bikes I switched to tubless a few years ago and have for the most part left flats behind. ...
Forum: Touring
03-09-12, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By tate65

PBS did a documentary amazing vid ...

PBS did a documentary amazing vid
http://www.shoppbs.org/product/index.jsp?productId=2608131
Some more stories
http://www.buffalosoldiers-lawtonftsill.org/bike.htm...
Forum: Touring
02-27-12, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By tate65

Brooks now making Panniers

If they are as good as their saddles then I might have to try a set. Still haven't bought mine yet.

http://blog.brooksengland.com/wps/brooks-travel-bags/
Forum: Touring
02-24-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By tate65

B17 and a thudbuster, or B66

Well I ended up getting my Fargo, and got the 2, which I didn't realize had a thudbuster. I ride a B17 on all my other bikes, but before I ordered the bike I got a great deal on a B66, so now I am...
Forum: Touring
02-16-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,484
Posted By tate65

Here is a great site to help choose a dynamo ...

Here is a great site to help choose a dynamo

http://www.myra-simon.com/bike/dynotest.html
Forum: Touring
02-16-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By tate65

Funny but helpful blog on using natures toilets

This is comical, but based on my past experiences very good.

http://goingsoloadventure.blogspot.com/2012/02/small-guide-to-using-natures-toilet.html?spref=fb
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,075
Posted By tate65

My Fargo is on it's way....Ordered it last week,...

My Fargo is on it's way....Ordered it last week, can't wait to get it on the road, and in the dirt.
Forum: Texas
02-08-12, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,595
Posted By tate65

Are you only talking road or is mountain biking...

Are you only talking road or is mountain biking an option? DORBA's camp clearfork is one of the best cycling events period. Held each memorial day weekend in Mt Ida Arkansas, Some of the best...
Forum: Texas
02-08-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By tate65

Wish this had been posted on DORBA, we have one...

Wish this had been posted on DORBA, we have one of if not the largest commuter communties in the DFW area. Mike Freiberger is our commuter coordinator and is also an USA cycling instructor.
...
02-08-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 751
Posted By tate65

DORBA 2012 Frozen Endurance Series at Boulder Park

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday February 18

7 AM - Registration Opens

8:30 AM - Registration Closes

9 AM - All Races Start
Forum: Touring
02-03-12, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tate65

Oh I have a map(s), but I have to do some urban...

Oh I have a map(s), but I have to do some urban riding in a few places to get to friends homes in cities I do not know. They requires a lot of twist and turns so thought a GPS track would be good...
Forum: Touring
02-02-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By tate65

ANdriod app for directions

I have had good luck with several apps for tracking a ride, but I am trying to find one that I can lay a route out online, then use my phone to help me follow it kind of like my auto gps does . ...
Forum: Touring
01-30-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,008
Posted By tate65

Anyone used Pacific Outdoor Equipment, or Deuter...

Anyone used Pacific Outdoor Equipment, or Deuter panniers?
Forum: Touring
01-30-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,008
Posted By tate65

It doesn't necessarly except I may have to carry...

It doesn't necessarly except I may have to carry some extra equipment as most will be off road not as much oppertunity to see civilization.
Forum: Touring
01-29-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,008
Posted By tate65

Panniers, which ones

I searched every way I know and didn't find a thread on which pannier to get. I am going from BOB touring to panniers. I plan to do a south to north trip, and do as much of it off road, mainly rail...
Forum: Touring
01-22-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By tate65

Thanks, I got to ride a 2x10 while renting a MTB...

Thanks, I got to ride a 2x10 while renting a MTB in Vegas last week, the next I rented a 3x9, suprisingly didn't notice an advantage one over teh other....I did however see where both ends high and...
Forum: Touring
01-19-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,382
Posted By tate65

2 or 3

Ok if the news is good Monday I want to order my new Fargo, so 2 or 3. I have never used bar end shifters, or 2x10, I have both bb7 and bb5 on different MTBs, so thoes I know the differences, so i...
Forum: Touring
12-29-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,633
Posted By tate65

Just saw this new hub on bike radar, seems like...

Just saw this new hub on bike radar, seems like it would be perfect, will power a light, has a USB port, it suposidaly can power both at the same time, and the magnet can be disengaged for free...
Forum: Touring
12-23-11, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By tate65

I will also be doing it for a fund raiser from my...

I will also be doing it for a fund raiser from my old school and they wanted to track it so I plan to use runkeeper or the like.
Forum: Touring
12-23-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By tate65

Solar charger for phone

I only want to carry one electronic device, use it for navagation, web, phone....so I will be using my phone. Using it for daily use and rides I only get 5-6 hours when running navigation, I want to...
12-23-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,218
Posted By tate65

Cool, look forward to some photos and vids once...

Cool, look forward to some photos and vids once you have it working...I've got a an old schwin I want to try this on and I want to possibly use it to change the light on my 1980 honda CT 110, which...
Forum: Touring
12-15-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By tate65

If ya come through Dallas area let me know I may...

If ya come through Dallas area let me know I may ride a day or two with ya
Forum: Commuting
12-08-11, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By tate65

You could mount it to your helmet by making a...

You could mount it to your helmet by making a helmet mount using PVC head light on the front, trail on the rear, down side is added weight to the helmet.
Forum: Touring
11-28-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By tate65

The real rason I am asking is a deadline to get...

The real rason I am asking is a deadline to get somewhere, wanted to make sure I had plenty of time to enjoy to ride, but also to make the deadline. I am going to do a fund raiser for my HS and want...
Forum: Touring
11-27-11, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By tate65

Average milage on muti week trip

I've done the 500-700 mile trips and 70-100 mile days were ok for 6 to 7 days, but on a 1250+ mile trip whats a good average daily milage? How many days do you ride before a day off? I am planning...
Forum: Texas
11-07-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By tate65

there is a new shop in Irving that rents bikes...

there is a new shop in Irving that rents bikes http://thebikeshopatlascolinas.com/ Small shop but they have quite a few bikes. They are near Campion trail so good riding near by
Forum: Texas
10-31-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By tate65

If you get to the Dallas area check out...

If you get to the Dallas area check out www.dorba.org (http://www.dorba.org), we have over 250 miles of single track, 1600 members and some great events and races.
10-28-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,032
Posted By tate65

Soldier Ride San Antonio

Soldier Ride San Antonio
November 12, 2011

This is a grat cause and very moving when you see these heros, many still in the hospital or just out riding bikes.
...
Forum: Touring
10-25-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tate65

probably going a little more east from Dallas,...

probably going a little more east from Dallas, maybe lower east side of OK, up through AR to MO, but was wonders how much of the old MKT railway would be rideable....
10-22-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By tate65

I did it tonight as soon as I get some break...

I did it tonight as soon as I get some break cable, I thought I had some, I'll test it...tomorrow hopefully
Forum: Texas
10-21-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,382
Posted By tate65

Planning on late 2013 to do the ride, its hard to...

Planning on late 2013 to do the ride, its hard to find info on rail to trails, and even harder on old rails not yet converted...
Forum: Texas
10-20-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 24,382
Posted By tate65

This is cool, I am in the process of planning a...

This is cool, I am in the process of planning a long bike pack tour from Dallas to Lansing Mi, and want to do as much "off road" as possible, looks like this will be my starting off road section,...
10-20-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By tate65

Taping Bullhorns

OK searching the internet I got 4 different answers,
Start at end go inside to ourside
Start at end go outside to in
Start midddle....

SO what is the right answer? And why?
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By tate65

There are others around the country all year, not...

There are others around the country all year, not just the TX one.
Forum: Touring
10-18-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By tate65

North Texas to Southern Michigan via trails

I am trying to put together a route from Dallas to Lansing (well near each) that utalizes as much off road, or rail to trail as I can, for example the Chaparral Rail Trail
...
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By tate65

WWP Soldier ride

Hey the Wounded Warrior project soldier ride is coming to San Antonio again this year, Nov 12th. Many of the soldiers on the ride have one or more disablitites and thanks to the WWP adapative cycles...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,020
Posted By tate65

Got hit from behind on my bike 3 years ago. His...

Got hit from behind on my bike 3 years ago. His fault old and drunk.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-10, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By tate65

High wire commuting

Wow, as one friend said this is thiking out side the box...But I'm not hooking all that stuff up just to get across teh city

http://kolelinia.com/en/kolelinia/
Forum: Commuting
05-06-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By tate65

Booster rocket light weight weight packs

1st I've seen of these looks like a good solution for light weight fast commuters that still need to carry some stuff.

http://theporcelainrocket.wordpress.com/
Forum: Texas
11-25-09, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,650
Posted By tate65

Looks like were meeting at JGs 635 and greenvile...

Looks like were meeting at JGs 635 and greenvile at 1ish. the 27th.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-09, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,346
Posted By tate65

Elevengear: Introducing the Traffic Master Jersey

I like this a lot, good colors and patterns adn message.

http://www.elevengear.com/trafficmaster.html



http://www.elevengear.com/images/tmx/prodTmx-J-Sleeve.jpg ...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,836
Posted By tate65

I use and old reflector mount and a conduit...

I use and old reflector mount and a conduit holders.
...
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