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03-06-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By wheelin

What was your impression of the Storck Fascenario...

What was your impression of the Storck Fascenario 0.7?
03-06-09, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,590
Posted By wheelin

I bought used, but in excellent condition,...

I bought used, but in excellent condition, Zipp404 Z4. They are the pre dimpled kind. It's one of the best investments I've made in bikes/parts. The performance is a whole lot more percieveable...
10-20-07, 08:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By wheelin

Concur with every word above.

Concur with every word above.
08-29-07, 03:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By wheelin

Used Z4(pre-dimpled) or new 404?

I'm looking for new wheels, and the dealer has shown me a pait of excellent used Zipp Z4, of pre_dimpled rims vintage. The price is about same as a brand new 404 with dimpled rims. Mind you, when...
08-17-07, 05:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By wheelin

You can do this while riding and your HR should...

You can do this while riding and your HR should drop at least 3-4 beats. Keep your eyes open though. I don't hold breath, but breath conciously ( with awareness).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-07, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 697
Posted By wheelin

Dear B e, the easiest way to gain good weight is...

Dear B e, the easiest way to gain good weight is to lift weight, eat well balanced, but high protien diet, minimum 5 meals a day, and get good night sleep. Oh, drink plenty of water, and eat your...
06-27-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By wheelin

Heck, I do quite frequently 60km (37.5 miles)...

Heck, I do quite frequently 60km (37.5 miles) ride in two hours, and I've been a senior citizen for a couple of years. The circuit includes two sharp U turns and four tall and long bridges every...
06-27-07, 01:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By wheelin

I don't really think so. -1 lol. I find...

I don't really think so. -1 lol.

I find myself feeling strong at the end of rides. I'm rarely feeling depleted unless I was to begin with.

If it's the other way around, he would have asked...
06-27-07, 01:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,401
Posted By wheelin

This is exactly what I suspect. Climbing hill...

This is exactly what I suspect.
Climbing hill #1 (a pretty steep 300 ft. climb) at mile 12, at a reasonable pace, I felt much weaker than I should have
Were you going by feel, or did you checked...
06-16-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By wheelin

Thanks for the explanation, Tom. I learned the...

Thanks for the explanation, Tom. I learned the trick from a muaythai trainer (he was treating my friend, not me!), but never knew why it worked. It just did.
06-14-07, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By wheelin

When I get cramp, I soak my muscles with icy...

When I get cramp, I soak my muscles with icy water, and do light massage
Forum: Touring
04-04-07, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,768
Posted By wheelin

My friend tours with Colnago chromoly with carbon...

My friend tours with Colnago chromoly with carbon seat stays and carbon fork. There is no eyelet, but he used plastic clips that are used to hold rear reflextor, and attached the front of the rack...
Forum: Touring
04-04-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By wheelin

I wish you the bests for your coming trip, but...

I wish you the bests for your coming trip, but it's best to depend on yourselves. I know you are offering advertising in exchange for sponsorship. It would have worked when cycling around the world...
Forum: Touring
03-31-07, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,570
Posted By wheelin

My friend took train to Salzburg and cycled to...

My friend took train to Salzburg and cycled to Passau and thru Linz on to Vienna, staying on bike routes all the way. He said it's one of his most memorable trip. Off topic, Camel, you can take a...
03-18-07, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,400
Posted By wheelin

I'll admit that I was an eph+caff junky till they...

I'll admit that I was an eph+caff junky till they took that off the market. Now I try to make do with Gatorade and Hammer's Endurolytes. I know plenty of riders who take AAS and EPO without...
03-18-07, 04:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By wheelin

I concur with Machka. Don't do intervals. Leave...

I concur with Machka. Don't do intervals. Leave that for later, when you're well conditioned. You're doing right in stretching, and keeping well hydrated.. I'd leave out carbs for post ride (...
03-09-07, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By wheelin

All posts contain very good advices which I'm...

All posts contain very good advices which I'm certain Machka is very well aware of since she is a veteran. But I'm also a great believer of very cold icy water post, and even during the breaks. ...
03-04-07, 11:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,262
Posted By wheelin

I agree with more better quality rest, and better...

I agree with more better quality rest, and better nutrition+PWO recovering drink. I'd like to add longer warm up and warm down and good stretches after warm up and warm down. You're probably doing...
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,441
Posted By wheelin

Thanks to all contributors. I don't cook on...

Thanks to all contributors. I don't cook on cycle tour, but the stuffs on this thread make enjoyable reading.
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By wheelin

Budgetting for around the world on the cheap?

I'm not doing the trip, but a fellow Thai is planning such a trip and needs feed back/reccommendation. He will camp mostly, but will buy food to save time and weight. On difficult mountain passes,...
Forum: Touring
02-06-07, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By wheelin

Off Topic, my camp set-up: Slumber Jack bivy, SJ...

Off Topic, my camp set-up: Slumber Jack bivy, SJ Minaret bag/liner, Thermarest ultralite, groundsheet, total less than 9lbs. But then, I live in Equatorial zone. BTW No cooking! Oh the joy of...
Forum: Touring
01-08-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,179
Posted By wheelin

Thanks for the link. This is a nice combination....

Thanks for the link. This is a nice combination. I have a 46/34/24 front, and a 16 or 18 woud be a very nice addition. It would certainly improve my image going up steep hills.
12-31-06, 03:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By wheelin

Thanks Macha and ericqu*. Regarding Gatorade,...

Thanks Macha and ericqu*.
Regarding Gatorade, it's OK. I can stand any taste in my mouth. I only take a small sip at a time and always wash down with plain water.
12-30-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,103
Posted By wheelin

Apology to Jack for stealing your thread. Dear...

Apology to Jack for stealing your thread. Dear Machaka, do you have a good recipe for energy/protien bar for 100 miles ride? I'll be sipping gatorade+protien powder mix and water, but I'd need...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By wheelin

I did the exact oposite lol. After40 days of...

I did the exact oposite lol. After40 days of cold, hills and more hills and damp rain ( not all together at the same time), and a bike sliding away under heavy rain at 20mph, I found myself next...
Forum: Touring
12-08-06, 02:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By wheelin

This is from a Thai. axolotl and mrcycling offer...

This is from a Thai. axolotl and mrcycling offer good information, but route from Luangprabang to Vientien can be dicey from insurgent/ bandit attack. Same for the five southern border provinces...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By wheelin

Regretfully, I didn't know. Thanks for the...

Regretfully, I didn't know. Thanks for the advice.
Replies: 35
Views: 2,939
Posted By wheelin

( Also not in order of finishing would be great)....

( Also not in order of finishing would be great).
Although I still have to run a brevet, I completely agree with Rowan. Nevertheless, it's not surprising that those with money can bend the rules...
Forum: Touring
11-04-06, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By wheelin

Dear Machaka, I find your article on...

Dear Machaka, I find your article on Randonneuring very interesting and informative. Pls allow me to post on Thai web, link direct to your site.
Forum: Touring
11-01-06, 02:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,795
Posted By wheelin

Apology accepted. When I was in college, I used...

Apology accepted. When I was in college, I used to cook because I longed for Thai food, and to save money. My friend would walk over a mile to eat my food and talked lovingly to his mom how...
Forum: Touring
10-31-06, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,795
Posted By wheelin

I agree mostly with you all, but I also eat at...

I agree mostly with you all, but I also eat at restuarants, mostly to get hot evening meal, and to sample local fares. I like to travel light, but I keep protien bars/energy bars just in case. For...
Forum: Touring
10-30-06, 03:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By wheelin

I would consider above an expedition, and not a...

I would consider above an expedition, and not a tour. If you cannot call yourself a tourist, then it's not a tour.

Above is what I consider an essential element in cyclo touring, to a degree,...
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,212
Posted By wheelin

Very good idea and a must.

Very good idea and a must.
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By wheelin

Different stroke for different folk. By the time...

Different stroke for different folk. By the time I finish setting up camp, I'd have relieved myself for a good long sleep. It's a pain to get out of bag in the middle of the night in freezing...
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By wheelin

Many thanks GiantDave.

Many thanks GiantDave.
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 04:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,648
Posted By wheelin

For winter biking, I'd do away with cooking. You...

For winter biking, I'd do away with cooking. You could save lots of weight and chores, and have quick hot meal in cozy dining room. You can also eat dry food and fruits occasionally.
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 03:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By wheelin

Where to buy LHT online, cheap?

I just had an opportunity to buy an LHT and have it shipped to Thailand cheap ( by sea freight, consolidating with a Thai student returning home. Unfortunately, when I contacted Spicer Cycles as...
Forum: Touring
10-25-06, 03:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,212
Posted By wheelin

I think all posters here are well aware of pros...

I think all posters here are well aware of pros and cons of both. I myself carry thick nylon strings to tie my hoop tent to chair, post etc, when I have opportunity to pitch it under roof (pavillion...
Forum: Touring
09-25-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By wheelin

I'm the opposite. After a long tour (21 days...

I'm the opposite. After a long tour (21 days up), I get accustomed to grinding out miles, and lack the sprinting spirit needed for road bike ride. After getting left behind 3-4 times on a group...
Forum: Touring
09-25-06, 01:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By wheelin

Thanks for the replies. Can I also transfer...

Thanks for the replies. Can I also transfer crank set? It's XTR. Pls those knowledgeable, pls advise on the size of LHT suitable for me, so i can place order soonest.
Forum: Touring
09-24-06, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By wheelin

What size LHT should I get?

I know this has been asked many times, but I'm ordering the frame this week. I ride 52 road frame, and my inseam is 31". I'm 5'7" tall. I know that I'll be getting a 26" wheel size frame. ...
Forum: Touring
08-19-06, 04:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,297
Posted By wheelin

Panic not. I use a Slumberjack bivy shelter, and...

Panic not. I use a Slumberjack bivy shelter, and love it. It now has the hoops replaced with aluminum which makes it even better. I'm certain that you put in a lot of thought when you select the...
Forum: Touring
08-16-06, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,201
Posted By wheelin

Where can I read about your trip? :D I live in...

Where can I read about your trip? :D I live in Thailand and have done quite a bit of touring around the borders in the upper Thailand as well as into Laos and Cambodia.
Forum: Touring
03-15-06, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By wheelin

I like STI, but they need spot-on adjustment,...

I like STI, but they need spot-on adjustment, which can be quite frequent.
Forum: Touring
03-13-06, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,178
Posted By wheelin

Dear Henry, I suspect that you now have pretty...

Dear Henry, I suspect that you now have pretty good idea that bikers' needs are just as varied as hikers. Nevertheless, they all agree on two things, compactness, and bug proof. I collect tents to...
Forum: Touring
03-09-06, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 973
Posted By wheelin

I have to make do with Mtn bike until my niece...

I have to make do with Mtn bike until my niece returns from the US. Then I hope to have her bring an LHT for my ultimate touring bike. I cannot ride all day with flat bars. My hands will go numb...
Forum: Touring
01-11-06, 03:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By wheelin

Thailand: Chiangmai- MaeHongson loop

I apologize if this is on a wrong forum, but this is a classic trip that is being sponsored by the Province of MaeHongson Province ( Tourism Authority, a government agency). The trip will take 9...
01-10-06, 04:00 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 15,056
Posted By wheelin

I'm speaking from my experience. For the past...

I'm speaking from my experience. For the past two years I've been taking annual long tour with bicycle that helped me drop about 4% BF. The first trip was for 25 days, and the second was for 40...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-06, 10:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,616
Posted By wheelin

May I add a short opinion on this subject? I...

May I add a short opinion on this subject? I think that Dahon is a great folding bike for metro use, and has an exceptional value/$. However, Bike Friday will be a better investment for touring,...
Forum: Touring
12-27-05, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By wheelin

There is no shame bus. This is a charity ride,...

There is no shame bus. This is a charity ride, and you'll be doing a good cause. Be positive, and give it a try. I don't know what the daily distance is, but if it's not over 60 miles/day, you...
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