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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,997
Posted By hickok45

Owner liability for dog-induced crash

Took a nasty spill a couple of weeks ago when a big dog darted out onto the road directly in front of my front wheel. I hit the dog and went down fast and hard, causing an A/C separation in my...
07-13-06, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By hickok45

Nice bike. I liked the Sequoia a lot when I was...

Nice bike. I liked the Sequoia a lot when I was buying about 18 months ago. It didn't seem to come in as big a size as the Specialized Roubaix (I'm 6'8"), or my bike shops couldn't find one, so I...
04-11-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,352
Posted By hickok45

Tire coming out of rim

Darnest thing - I discovered a flat on the rear wheel of my Specialized Roubaix yesterday before my ride, or planned ride.

I put in a new tube and pumped her up. The tire is riding out of the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,046
Posted By hickok45

Although I rarely ever ride in the country where...

Although I rarely ever ride in the country where I live without my Glock, I'd certainly never use it unless my life were in danger. I can carry it legally, so I don't care if cars coming upon me see...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-05, 05:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,769
Posted By hickok45

This gets MY attention; I'm 6'8" - 250 lbs. and...

This gets MY attention; I'm 6'8" - 250 lbs. and my fairly new Roubaix has carbon fiber forks. No problems yet, though.
07-08-05, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,000
Posted By hickok45

I've wondered the same thing about Tour riders....

I've wondered the same thing about Tour riders. They're about 20 leagues above me, though, so whatever they do must work just fine for them. As for me, I'd rather ride naked than without my little...
07-07-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By hickok45

You might have a good point there, zero. Riding...

You might have a good point there, zero. Riding in a group is something I've never done, so I have no appreciation for the degree to which drafting assists a rider, other than what I"ve read or...
07-07-05, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,721
Posted By hickok45

Can you believe the speed?

I really enjoy biking and ride just enough to appreciate, and be amazed by, the speed of these riders in the Tour. Averaging 30+ mph just blows me away. I'd have to be going downhill for 50 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-05, 07:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,043
Posted By hickok45

Cryogenic, I must confess that I'm more like you...

Cryogenic, I must confess that I'm more like you than most roadies. At least, that's my guess. I don't stop to eat when I ride, as I ride only the most rural, low-traffic roads, but I don't enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By hickok45

I bought this bike in November, the 05 model...

I bought this bike in November, the 05 model (blue). I rode tested a lot of bikes, but I settled on this one. I love it. I'm 6'8" and it felt the best to me, not only in terms of a great riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,126
Posted By hickok45

Very good point, alltheway. After shopping for a...

Very good point, alltheway. After shopping for a short period of time for road bikes last fall, your observations became pretty evident again to me. I was looking in the $1,500 -$2,000 range, but...
06-07-05, 08:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By hickok45

Wear a black fanny pack to store some of your...

Wear a black fanny pack to store some of your tools, etc. It's pretty common knowledge that fanny packs are a preferred method of gun carry. I know this from experience.

At least it will make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By hickok45

Great post, Adam18. Coincidentally, I took about...

Great post, Adam18. Coincidentally, I took about the same ride (18 miles) through the countryside on my favorite "low-traffic" county roads here in the rural area of Tennessee where I live. I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-05, 06:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,450
Posted By hickok45

I wear mine for several reasons, including the...

I wear mine for several reasons, including the fact that I"m a biker. I think when all the various bracelets fall out of fashion, the Livestrong bracelets will still be worn by riders.
04-18-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,929
Posted By hickok45

Now that it's warm here in Nashville, I just want...

Now that it's warm here in Nashville, I just want to find a brightly colored t-shirt to wear. Although Lance Armstrong is my "hero," I have no interest in looking like him. He'll understand if he...
02-22-05, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,930
Posted By hickok45

An advantage of being over 50 is that I don't...

An advantage of being over 50 is that I don't really care what I wear when biking. Doesn't matter in the least whether I look like a racer. I wear whatever I happen to have on that day, except that...
02-16-05, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By hickok45

My New Balance cross trainers seem to do just...

My New Balance cross trainers seem to do just fine.
11-30-04, 12:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,066
Posted By hickok45

If I'm riding my back country roads, I rarely...

If I'm riding my back country roads, I rarely wear a helmet. I wear one mountain biking when required, and I'll wear one when I get out into busier highways on group rides this spring. For now, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-04, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By hickok45

It's a new Specialized Roubaix. Pedals are all...

It's a new Specialized Roubaix. Pedals are all pretty much the same size in thread diameter, are they not?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By hickok45

Best standard pedals?

Hi, I have big feet (size 16), and I don't care for having my feet clipped or strapped to my pedals anyway.

I just bought a nice bike, though, and would like some suggestions on really nice...
11-13-04, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By hickok45

I'm fighting a creaking sound myself on a new...

I'm fighting a creaking sound myself on a new Specialized. It's not easy to get feedback on this topic, it seems. Can be so many different things, I guess.

Apparently, one of the biggest...
11-09-04, 09:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 441
Posted By hickok45

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11-02-04, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By hickok45

Yeah, I'm taking it back for inspection later...

Yeah, I'm taking it back for inspection later this week. I'm just trying to learn bike mechanics so that I can do most things myself, not necessarily to put bike mechanics out of business; I just...
11-01-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By hickok45

I think I've discovered that loose spokes and/or...

I think I've discovered that loose spokes and/or low tire pressure was causing the creaking sounds in my new Specialized Roubaix. It lessened when I added pressure to the tires, and after tightening...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,381
Posted By hickok45

About any car would do, I'd guess. I love my...

About any car would do, I'd guess. I love my Camry, so I had a real trailer hitch installed so that I could slide in a 1 1/4" or 2" (with adaptor) hitch.

Now, though, I've about decided I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-04, 10:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 977
Posted By hickok45

I couldn't care less how fast someone else rides....

I couldn't care less how fast someone else rides. I'm riding at whatever speed I enjoy; let them ride at their own speed.
10-27-04, 05:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By hickok45

Thanks. I rode a few miles last night before...

Thanks. I rode a few miles last night before dark. I may have discovered the problem. After having a tube blow while the bike was just sitting in the barn, I reduced the tire pressure. I checked last...
10-26-04, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By hickok45

Strange creaking sound

On my new Roubaix I noticed a distinct and fairly loud creaking sound last night when I sneaked in a short ride after work. Somehow it's connected to the cycling of the wheels because it has a rhythm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By hickok45

Best cyclocomputer for my needs?

Yes, I've read the threads, but still need more info.

I want a clear, large display. I just want the basic stuff - don't need cadence, heart monitor, etc.

I'd like to be able to switch it from...
10-22-04, 04:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,883
Posted By hickok45

Collect firearms and shoot on my range, archery...

Collect firearms and shoot on my range, archery (longbow), spend time with son.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-04, 04:42 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,898
Posted By hickok45

If I were a racer, I'd wear the tight "sissy"...

If I were a racer, I'd wear the tight "sissy" stuff and not worry what people think. I'm an old guy who's 6'8" and 240 lbs., so I've never worried much about what people think anyway.

But, I...
10-22-04, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By hickok45

The ultimate "Helmet Nazi" !

The ultimate "Helmet Nazi" !
10-21-04, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,567
Posted By hickok45

Anything trendy usually makes me want to gag, but...

Anything trendy usually makes me want to gag, but I plan to keep mine on. Early on last summer it was pretty unique in my area, but they are pretty common now. A good thing for the cause, of course....
10-21-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,947
Posted By hickok45

Great point, Jeff! One could find himself...

Great point, Jeff! One could find himself staring down the bore of a big Glock!
10-21-04, 05:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,773
Posted By hickok45

I'm a dog lover myself, so I always talk to the...

I'm a dog lover myself, so I always talk to the dogs a lot where I ride frequently. If I know I'm going to be encountering this dog again, I'll slow down and talk to it, firmly and nicely both. It...
10-20-04, 02:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,929
Posted By hickok45

Yeah, I'm not a hard core rider, but I've been...

Yeah, I'm not a hard core rider, but I've been biking for 50 years, and I still wear whatever I have that suites the weather. Fortunately, living in Nashville, Tn, I can make myself pretty...
10-20-04, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,715
Posted By hickok45

I agree with Stubacca; it doesn't bother me. ...

I agree with Stubacca; it doesn't bother me. It's his life. Even though I wear a helmet most of the time and I always use seat belts in my car, I have major problems with helmet Nazis and seat belt...
10-20-04, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,501
Posted By hickok45

In Tennessee it's legal to carry a firearm, which...

In Tennessee it's legal to carry a firearm, which I have done for about twenty years, so I'm not too concerned with two-legged varmints. It's the dogs that I have a problem with. I love dogs and have...
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