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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-04, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By kobyj

Yes, I was gone for a while. Well, until just a...

Yes, I was gone for a while. Well, until just a few days ago. I'm trying to become more active in all the forums I'm in.

30 miles at 17-19 is doable for me. I may have to look into the Delaware...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-04, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By kobyj

I could possibly do it a couple days. I can't do...

I could possibly do it a couple days. I can't do it every day. How fast is he looking at riding?

I'm trying to locate some riding groups near there as well.
Forum: Foo
03-02-04, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 644
Posted By kobyj

I've been absent from the forums as well. I'm...

I've been absent from the forums as well. I'm trying to come back to the forums. I'm also trying to get back to commuting by bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-04, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By kobyj

You could check out the Columbus Indiana Cycling...

You could check out the Columbus Indiana Cycling Club. Visit the Bicycle Station on 25th Street for more info. At least, I think it's on 25th. It has been a few years since I've been in Columbus....
02-20-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,662
Posted By kobyj

I have to agree with this. I even use what I...

I have to agree with this. I even use what I learned in the MSF course while driving my truck.

I agree with those that believe that it is a matter of, "it can't hurt me so I'm not worried." I...
02-19-04, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By kobyj

Wow. This post is old. I have determined...

Wow. This post is old.

I have determined what the problem is. There is a little lever that drops down into a groove when you are shifting one way. When it gets cold, it just doesn't drop down. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-03, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By kobyj

Ok. I'm looking at the Sigma BC1600 and the Nite...

Ok. I'm looking at the Sigma BC1600 and the Nite Hawk Raptor 10w Light System. I'm looking at getting both from Nashbar, unless there is a better place.

Any last minute opinions on these? I'm...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-03, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By kobyj

I was looking on Nasbar and the BC800s are for...

I was looking on Nasbar and the BC800s are for one wheel size.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-03, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By kobyj

I already have a rear light that I am happy with....

I already have a rear light that I am happy with. I believe it to be fairly bright and it blinks. Plus, I don't have room for any more lights on the back without doing some major modifications to...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-03, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By kobyj

Light and Computer advice needed

I'm getting back into commuting after taking a year off due to school and distance limitations. With the return to commuting, I hope to return to bikeforums on a regular basis.

I leave my house...
Forum: Triathlon
07-29-03, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By kobyj

I have only raced in 2 triathlons. I can't...

I have only raced in 2 triathlons. I can't answer much for the swimming (because I didn't train), but for the bike and run I did well.

The bike I used my normal road bike with the aerobars. I...
07-25-03, 07:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,848
Posted By kobyj

My commuter bike is a 10-speed huffy road bike,...

My commuter bike is a 10-speed huffy road bike, if you could call it a road bike. It has the 1 3/8 inch wide slicks for tires and weighs in at over 40lbs when empty. I like it for the training. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,453
Posted By kobyj

I use flatted coke when I run ultra-marathons (I...

I use flatted coke when I run ultra-marathons (I have run 4 ultras). It has the caffine for a quick boost. In addition, after a while gatorade starts to taste bad. The coke gives you a different...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-03, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 716
Posted By kobyj

I use Mother's Mag & Aluminum polish on my bike. ...

I use Mother's Mag & Aluminum polish on my bike. My bike is a polished aluminum so if it gets dirty, it just doesn't look good. After I polish it, I wax it with automotive wax. Makes for a shiny,...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-03, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By kobyj

I figure a commute to be a training ride and...

I figure a commute to be a training ride and don't bother carb loading. I only bother worrying about carbs in the days leading up to a race or other large event.

But like uciflylow, it depends on...
07-12-03, 10:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By kobyj

My laptop almost got a bath in coke when I read...

My laptop almost got a bath in coke when I read that! That's a great one!
Forum: Commuting
08-02-02, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By kobyj

Using my car, I have clocked my Golden Labreador...

Using my car, I have clocked my Golden Labreador (sp?) Retriever at 25MPH a few times. She used to meet us at the road and run beside us up the driveway.

I'm sure that there are a few breeds...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-02, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By kobyj

Where is the tape on their knees? If only some...

Where is the tape on their knees? If only some have the tape, it is possible the tape is their due to injury.

When I messed up my knee running, I used a knee band about 2 inches above the knee...
07-31-02, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By kobyj

Your idea does sound cool. I've been considering...

Your idea does sound cool. I've been considering training to do a cross country bike ride and to through music in with that would be awsome. I do play several instruments (piano and trombone are 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-02, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,414
Posted By kobyj

Aero bars when cruising, tops when climbing, and...

Aero bars when cruising, tops when climbing, and drops when descending a hill. I will go to the hoods when I start getting tired in the aero bars or if I get in to traffic.

You don't have an...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-02, 10:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,909
Posted By kobyj

'96 Chevy S-10 extended cab pickup or ...

'96 Chevy S-10 extended cab pickup

or

'82 Suzuki GS650GL motorcycle
07-16-02, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By kobyj

If everyone above is stating that if the death or...

If everyone above is stating that if the death or injury was a result of a bicyclist breaking the law, then I agree.

However, I do have a problem with the "the responsibility of the larger vehicle...
07-12-02, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By kobyj

How about using an old tooth brush on the gears? ...

How about using an old tooth brush on the gears? I did it once while using Gum-Out and I thought it worked very well. Just remember to use the Gum-Out in a well ventilated area and not your dorm...
07-09-02, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,462
Posted By kobyj

When I am riding on campus, I will sometimes try...

When I am riding on campus, I will sometimes try to out run cars. This one time about 3 years ago, my front tire was worn pretty well and was low on air. The backpack on my back probably didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-02, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By kobyj

When I am on the open roads, I'll get down into...

When I am on the open roads, I'll get down into the aero bars. If there is anything that looks like trouble, I'll go to the hoods or down into the drops to get more power. So far, I have always...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-02, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By kobyj

I'm not an expert on this, but I bet a heavy bike...

I'm not an expert on this, but I bet a heavy bike with knobby tires would do what you want even on small hills. The heavy bike would be harder to pull up a hill. The knobby tires would be more...
Forum: Introductions
07-03-02, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By kobyj

Cool, another biker from Indiana! There are not...

Cool, another biker from Indiana! There are not many hoosiers on here. By hoosiers, I mean the state of Indiana, not the school.

There is definatly alot of information here. I've been here...
06-25-02, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By kobyj

I'm glad that there is no neurological damage. ...

I'm glad that there is no neurological damage. While I was driving my S-10 a few years ago, I was almost broadsided by a semi truck. He ran his red light without ever letting off of the gas. A few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-02, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By kobyj

If I am out for some mileage in good weather, I...

If I am out for some mileage in good weather, I will just head out and make the decision while I am riding.

Gee, I've been on this road for 20 mins. I guess I'll turn at the next road. Oh, it...
06-11-02, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By kobyj

Tractors are limited to 25? I honestly thought...

Tractors are limited to 25? I honestly thought that many could go faster than 25. Thanks for correcting my previous statement. I have edited my previous post to reflect this change in knowledge.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-02, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By kobyj

Well, I think I finally found a way to fix the...

Well, I think I finally found a way to fix the blinkie mount.

I found a L-bracket in with my tools. The holes do not line up correctly but they are close enought that it will work! I'M BACK TO...
06-10-02, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By kobyj

If you were to carry the camera with you, I would...

If you were to carry the camera with you, I would recommend removing the lens from the camera body. I have heard that the weight of the lens can actually damage the mount on the body if it is left...
Forum: Introductions
06-05-02, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By kobyj

Welcome to the forum Andy! There is a lot of...

Welcome to the forum Andy! There is a lot of good advice here. I've learned quite a bit since I joined a few months ago.


Naperville, IL? I have a friend at school that is originally from...
06-05-02, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By kobyj

Actually, I have driven from Lafayette, IN to...

Actually, I have driven from Lafayette, IN to Chicago, IL to Des Moines, IA in one non-stop trip (besides fuel and changing drivers) and did not have any traffic and minimal construction! The secret...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-02, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By kobyj

I've been doing duathlons for a few years and...

I've been doing duathlons for a few years and just did my first triathlon on Sunday. To race a triathlon or duathlon, all you really need is a bike and it doesn't matter what type of bike. I have...
05-31-02, 12:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,539
Posted By kobyj

I was out riding in the country once when a...

I was out riding in the country once when a couple of high schoolers in thier POS, raised pickup truck came flying by me. Right when they were beside me, they released the gas and caused a nice loud...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-02, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By kobyj

I have broken a frame before. I had the bottom...

I have broken a frame before. I had the bottom bracket break free from the downtube and seatpost. The frame bent allowing the bottom bracket and pedals to go under the back tire and dropping the...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-02, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By kobyj

I broke my bike!

So a few days ago, I noticed that the mount for my red blinkie was cracked. Since it is metal, I purchased JB-Weld and proceeded to repair it.

While I was riding into work yesterday, the blinkie...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-02, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 666
Posted By kobyj

I kind of noticed the motorcyle vs. bike parking...

I kind of noticed the motorcyle vs. bike parking as well.

In average weather, there are 2 bikes and 3 motorcycles.

In bad weather, there are 2 bikes and no motorcycles.

In really nice...
05-24-02, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By kobyj

Most of the newer tractors can do around 25MPH. ...

Most of the newer tractors can do around 25MPH. My farm tractor (1940s era Allis Chalmers 30HP) however is limited to a little under 15MPH.

Since I grew up on the farm, I understand how tough...
05-22-02, 11:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By kobyj

For me, it depends on the situation. Stop...

For me, it depends on the situation.

Stop signs with great view: coast up to the sign while covering brakes. As soon as I know it is clear, I go.

Stop signs without good view: I slow to a pace...
05-22-02, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By kobyj

I have 3 QR's like what was pictured above. Just...

I have 3 QR's like what was pictured above. Just like TourMan, I attached them to a 2x4. The only difference is my truck's bedliner has slots to hold 2x4s. Since I made the rack, I have had only 3...
05-22-02, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By kobyj

I said fairly competitive. Most of the time, I...

I said fairly competitive. Most of the time, I push myself to see how hard I can go.

I do race in duathlons, but in the past, I was racing with an old steel frame bike and just could not keep up...
05-21-02, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By kobyj

Around Columbus, Indiana the road conditions that...

Around Columbus, Indiana the road conditions that I have seen have not been too bad. There are a few sections on my commute that are concrete and can be a little bumpy at times.

The roads in West...
05-17-02, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By kobyj

When I drive, I don't drive a SUV, but I do drive...

When I drive, I don't drive a SUV, but I do drive a S-10 with the 6-cylinder, 4.3L engine. For the longest time, I was one of those jack-rabbit starters and stoppers and would only get about 10MPG...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-02, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By kobyj

Yesterday, I passed 3 people commuting on thier...

Yesterday, I passed 3 people commuting on thier bikes. That's 3 more than I usually see!

Today I didn't see anybody else commuting on a bike.
05-16-02, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By kobyj

I heard he basically walked away from it, but all...

I heard he basically walked away from it, but all the information I have is what was in the earlier posts of this thread.
05-16-02, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
Posted By kobyj

This site has a video clip of the crash. I don't...

This site has a video clip of the crash. I don't think you have to join anything to view it.

http://www.mycfnow.com/orlpn/news/stories/news-145865020020514-130549.html
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-02, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By kobyj

The advise I got was to sit in a door way at home...

The advise I got was to sit in a door way at home and practice getting in and out of the pedals. Once you got comfortable there, try it on an empty road.

When I finally got out on the road, one...
05-15-02, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By kobyj

Are we not required to follow the same rules as...

Are we not required to follow the same rules as cars? If that is the case, then does that not mean that those runners and walkers actually have the right-of-way and you as a biker/vehicle should...
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