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05-26-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 301,189
Posted By jumpr

Went out to Patapsco Valley State Park (McKeldin...

Went out to Patapsco Valley State Park (McKeldin Area) in Carroll County, MD today. My first time in that section of the park, and found it to be a nice, flat cross-country course. Definitely more...
04-24-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By jumpr

Do you work for a bike shop or something? I...

Do you work for a bike shop or something? I didn't know you could order Giant bikes directly from a distributor.
04-24-08, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By jumpr

I like the Gary Fisher Marlin Disc or the Spec....

I like the Gary Fisher Marlin Disc or the Spec. Hardrock Comp Disc. Both are in the rough $600 range and both will be comfortable, easy to ride around campus, but will be able to easily handle some...
Forum: Northeast
04-22-08, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By jumpr

I've had great luck with Bike Doctor in...

I've had great luck with Bike Doctor in Linthicum. It's a small shop, but the guys who work there have always been helpful. I'm less impressed with Race Pace Bicycles (they have shops in Columbia,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 928
Posted By jumpr

It's nice to ride in short sleeves and shorts on December 29!

I took my bike out today for a nice 13 miler on a local trail. Temp hovered between 52 and 56 degrees. My ears were hurting and my toes were chilly when I got back to the car, but now I can say I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-06, 04:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,895
Posted By jumpr

RLS seems like one of those diseases "invented"...

RLS seems like one of those diseases "invented" by drug companies just to sell more product. Sure, people have always had restless legs, but is medication really necessary to lessen symptoms? If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By jumpr

The ride was much better today. The big branches...

The ride was much better today. The big branches are all cleared out but the trail is still covered with wet leaves from one end to the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-06, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By jumpr

Best wheelset under $200?

My bike (2004 Lemond Tourmalet) came with Bontrager Select wheels, which I'm not entirely pleased with. I'd like a new set of wheels that's under $200. I think I've narrowed it down to two (but if...
08-06-06, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By jumpr

Thanks - I think I'm in the clear then; though I...

Thanks - I think I'm in the clear then; though I might replace it sometime soon just to get the practice. :)
08-06-06, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By jumpr

Whew! Adjusting a FD is hard!

I just spent about 45 minutes playing with my front derailleur, the nut that holds the cable, the limit screws and the barrel adjusters, and I think I have my shifting adjusted properly. However, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By jumpr

Don't let your bike sit too long!

Or it'll end up like these fine specimens: http://user.it.uu.se/~svens/larverna/normal.html

:eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,900
Posted By jumpr

I love the B&A trail. :D The bikes are nice...

I love the B&A trail. :D

The bikes are nice too. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,635
Posted By jumpr

The other thing you may want to try is soaking...

The other thing you may want to try is soaking the shoes in a water/lemonjuice solution. After they're fully saturated, give the shoes a couple shakes outside and put the damp shoes in a microwave...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-06, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By jumpr

It sure is. I went to college in the land of the...

It sure is. I went to college in the land of the automobile (Michigan), so Maryland's myriad trails are a dream come true for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By jumpr

I rode my bike today.

I got up at about 7:00 a.m. today and sat around the house. I drank coffee, watched the Tour, and finished my library book. Finally, at around 1:30 this afternoon, I loaded my bike into the car and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-06, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By jumpr

I can feel road bumps in my sinuses

Maybe it's because I've had a persistent cold over the last couple weeks, which is messing up my sinuses, but when I go over large road bumps my sinuses react accordingly, right above my teeth on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By jumpr

Were brifters a *huge* deal?

I am way too young to remember the introduction of combination brakes and shifters (I had probably just taken the training wheels off my bike when they were introduced), but I'm curious as to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 501
Posted By jumpr

I think the OP is asking what he should do if...

I think the OP is asking what he should do if he's on a training ride or other long road ride and he stops in a store to grab a bottle of water or Gatorade. Some riders (myself included) don't like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-06, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By jumpr

Sorry; I should clarify. When the bar tape slid,...

Sorry; I should clarify. When the bar tape slid, my hands were resting on the bend just behind the hoods. But that made me wonder how much weight I was putting on the hoods, if it was enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-06, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By jumpr

Is it okay to put my weight on the hoods?

I'm still getting used to my new road bike (my first one), so forgive my ignorance. A couple days ago I was riding a local trail and when I looked down I noticed that I'd been putting enough weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-06, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,900
Posted By jumpr

Here's mine. It's a 2004 Lemond Tourmalet: ...

Here's mine. It's a 2004 Lemond Tourmalet:
http://fox302.com/userdata/jumpr/files/Miscellaneous/IMG_0835.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 616
Posted By jumpr

Am I the only person without a cyclocomputer?

I just don't see the need for one for my personal biking habits. I bike for fitness and for fun, and time, speed and/or cadence don't mean much to me. When I go out and bike, I usually end up on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-06, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 268
Posted By jumpr

The B&A can get pretty crowded on the weekends,...

The B&A can get pretty crowded on the weekends, and some of the stop signs cross some intermediately busy roads. But it's straight, and it's flat.

You might want to consider the BWI trail. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By jumpr

There are two main types of clipless pedals: SPD...

There are two main types of clipless pedals: SPD and Look. SPDs are more versatile because you can get MTB shoes to use with them, and they let you walk around with minimal hassle. Look pedals are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By jumpr

I'm loving the gum comments. ;) I buy the...

I'm loving the gum comments. ;) I buy the 10-packs when they're on sale at Target so I currently have about 450 sticks of gum in that basket. It should last me a while.

Thanks for all the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By jumpr

It's a 53cm. frame, which I thought might be too...

It's a 53cm. frame, which I thought might be too small, but a 54 cm. Trek felt exactly the same when I test rode it, so I think a 55 cm. would've been too big. Good thing too, because the only size...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By jumpr

He has no need to worry - I'll continue to...

He has no need to worry - I'll continue to commute with him. However, my new silver love will replace him on the weekends. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By jumpr

I bought a Lemond Tourmalet tonight! (pics inside)

My LBS had a great deal on a new 2004 Tourmalet, and when I saw it I fell in love with the color scheme and the ride, so I just had to get it. For $899, it comes with 105 up front and Ultegra in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 398
Posted By jumpr

Boston would be nice, but it's difficult to bike...

Boston would be nice, but it's difficult to bike in (IMHO) because it's a big city. Annapolis is relatively small considering that it's the capital city of Maryland. It's easily bikeable and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 398
Posted By jumpr

What a perfect 4th of July ride

I woke up at about 7:15 this morning, and after breakfast I loaded my bike into the car and drove 5 miles to the BWI airport trail. I made the connection to the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail from...
05-23-06, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By jumpr

Good suggestions. I'll give her some info, and...

Good suggestions. I'll give her some info, and I'll show her how much more efficient riding on the road can be.
05-23-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By jumpr

Trying to get girlfriend into cycling, but she only wants to ride on sidwalks!

As a 21-year-old college student, I've been fair-weather bike commuting for almost a year and my girlfriend has expressed an interest in cycling with me recreationally. So today, I went to her house...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By jumpr

I swapped my knobbies out for 26x1.5" IRC Metro...

I swapped my knobbies out for 26x1.5" IRC Metro slicks (they're the $9.99 Nashbar special). Pumped up to 90 psi., they're excellent for my commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By jumpr

Ah...tailwind. :)

I maxed out my gearing today (Shimano MTB components) on what's usually the most headwindy part of my route. I've never heard my tires whine like that on asphalt, but it felt good to nearly keep up...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-06, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 907,764
Posted By jumpr

Big headwind today on my way into work. I hope...

Big headwind today on my way into work. I hope that means I'll have a tailwind on the way back!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-06, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By jumpr

A couple Ann Arbor shops have what you're looking...

A couple Ann Arbor shops have what you're looking for (its about 30 miles from Farmington Hills):

Two Wheel Tango on Packard carries Orbea, Colnago, Seven and Pinarello
Great Lakes Cycling on...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jumpr

I have 26x1.5 tires on my bike. The rack fits...

I have 26x1.5 tires on my bike. The rack fits fine, but I'm not sure how it'd fit if you were to put it on a bike with 29" MTB tires.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-06, 06:03 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 24,011
Posted By jumpr

Let me be the first to congratulate you! That's...

Let me be the first to congratulate you! That's awesome that he paid you, and it's even better that he paid in all singles! :D You're an inspiration to us all, Bob.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By jumpr

Yeah, tire levers are the best way to get 'em...

Yeah, tire levers are the best way to get 'em off. I used a screwdriver the first time I changed my tires and ended up puncturing the tube, just like you. Once I got tire levers, I was able to trim...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jumpr

The bike's in my detached garage. ;) I'll...

The bike's in my detached garage. ;)

I'll make sure to regularly check the bolts; thanks. It'll be easy to do, becuase the rack is black and the fasteners are stainless steel.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jumpr

It's cold and rainy here in MI, so I don't really...

It's cold and rainy here in MI, so I don't really feel like going back outside to take pics. :) Maybe when the weather warms up a bit.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-06, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By jumpr

Cool! I put a rear rack on my commuter.

I purchased a Bor Yueh Excursion rack (http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=112&subcategory=1079&brand=&sku=15214&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=) from Nashbar last week, and I finally got it...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 03:54 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 907,764
Posted By jumpr

Beautiful day today in MI, which made for an easy...

Beautiful day today in MI, which made for an easy 6.5 mi. into work and an easy 6.5 mi. back home. I had a ~15 mph headwind for half of my homeward commute though, which made the last part of my day...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By jumpr

How close for drafting?

Drafting always seems like a cool idea and would definitely be a possibility on my commute, but I'm always nervous to get too close to a tall vehicle like a truck or a bus. I wouldn't be able to see...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,767
Posted By jumpr

When I drive, I drive to a commuter lot and take...

When I drive, I drive to a commuter lot and take a bus the rest of the way to campus. Driving/busing my commute takes me about 40 min. from start to finish. It's almost exactly the same amount of...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By jumpr

Saw this one in the road bike forum - it's like...

Saw this one in the road bike forum - it's like Mission Control at NASA!

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e47/bluyak/Dash02.jpg
Forum: Commuting
05-08-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By jumpr

The mechanics at my LBS are really honest.

My girlfriend is itching to get back into cycling (and possibly commuting) after a couple years of running and swimming. She has a Raleigh M20 MTB/hybrid that's in good condition, but she left it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By jumpr

Wouldn't it make more sense for him to ride that...

Wouldn't it make more sense for him to ride that bike into the ground and buy a new bike with Tiagra/105 components when he saves more money? I wouldn't pour $500 into a late-80s bike unless it was...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,180
Posted By jumpr

I saw a squirrel yesterday, and I'm pretty sure...

I saw a squirrel yesterday, and I'm pretty sure it had mange. It was completely bald and was making some weird noises. It looked a lot like a rat, and it scared the crap outta me too!
Forum: Commuting
05-05-06, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By jumpr

That's great! Just make sure you encourage him...

That's great! Just make sure you encourage him and tell him how easy it is to get started bike commuting. The biggest hurdle for me was just getting out on the bike and into the roadway - I was...
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