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01-09-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,057
Posted By aztoaster

If you have the desire, you can be sans car in...

If you have the desire, you can be sans car in Phoenix. I did it for about a year before going back to car lite status. I was lucky that my work was close and was outfitted with bike racks/showers....
12-19-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,075
Posted By aztoaster

Amongst the crazy things I've done has to be my...

Amongst the crazy things I've done has to be my 1000 pushups in an hour workout. 50 pushups every 3 minutes. Some reason that just make me smile :)

Kudos to everyone and keep it up!
Forum: Southwest
02-02-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,615
Posted By aztoaster

I'll be doing it this year for the first time. I...

I'll be doing it this year for the first time. I can't TT but it should be fun. I'll be racing as a 4.
Forum: Introductions
02-02-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By aztoaster

wow, quite the background! Joshua Tree would...

wow, quite the background!

Joshua Tree would be an awesome ride now that you mentioned it.
Forum: Southwest
11-26-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By aztoaster

slippery pig @ central and camelback has been...

slippery pig @ central and camelback has been good in my experience.
Parts on hand and loads of singlespeed knowledge.
10-29-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 7,810
Posted By aztoaster

On the CNN special they estimated population will...

On the CNN special they estimated population will grow from the current 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050.

As Jim Morrison said, "The future is uncertain but the end is always near."
10-19-07, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By aztoaster

My advice is to find a group ride with various...

My advice is to find a group ride with various levels of riders. Start off riding with the B-riders and see how you feel and get experience riding in groups. As your fitness and experience grows...
Forum: Southwest
08-31-07, 02:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,615
Posted By aztoaster

I have gatorskins tires and they are pretty...

I have gatorskins tires and they are pretty bombproof. No flats yet on them and being an az commuter I think that's pretty good.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,676
Posted By aztoaster

I chatted with a local kid who was a local pro...

I chatted with a local kid who was a local pro and he said his hours peaked at around 36hrs for a week. This was towards a build cycle for their A race. I think 20-30hrs would be about average for...
07-02-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By aztoaster

Group ride near Denver (Arvada), CO during the 4th?

I'll be up in CO this week, anybody know of a good group ride going down?

I'll be staying in Arvada...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 6,843
Posted By aztoaster

ya broken glass is up there but for me it's those...

ya broken glass is up there but for me it's those darn gas powered leaf blowers!

During the summer in Arizona, it turns into a dirt blower. Nobody cares about air quality just that their lawn is...
Forum: Touring
06-15-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,784
Posted By aztoaster

el, Curious as to your strategy for your the...

el,

Curious as to your strategy for your the route? Are you just winging it by picking daily/weekly destinations or is there a guide/map your following.

awesome, awesome pics!!!

thanks for...
Forum: Southwest
05-23-07, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By aztoaster

Best bet is to just ride the canal...if you're...

Best bet is to just ride the canal...if you're near metrocenter it crosses right by there and you can log some miles:

here's a nice map...note the canal crosses town
...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 11:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,878
Posted By aztoaster

so my favorite bumper sticker STOP...

so my favorite bumper sticker

STOP continental drift!!!
11-02-06, 05:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,772
Posted By aztoaster

+1, I was dragging serious tail about 3-4 weeks...

+1, I was dragging serious tail about 3-4 weeks into my new commute but I dialed up the cards and calories and it helped A LOT. Do some research on complex carbs. You need to combine foods to get...
10-27-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,845
Posted By aztoaster

You should read Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind...

You should read Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn if you haven't already.
There's a similiar analogy in the book...
09-27-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,031
Posted By aztoaster

I'm curious how he carried the ladder and...

I'm curious how he carried the ladder and supplies. How was it rigged up? Sounds like a sweet setup!

Typically, a painting job takes more than a day so keep that camera ready. There's always...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By aztoaster

Oh, I meant clean as in no junk food. I don't...

Oh, I meant clean as in no junk food. I don't measure my carbs and protein intake but I *think* I get enough. I always grab some carbs after I ride. I'm it seems like I'm always in a state of carb...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-06, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By aztoaster

I appericate the feedback folks. I'm not too...

I appericate the feedback folks. I'm not too keen on driving and I was getting disappointed in my adaptation to the new commute. Losing fitness, or the feeling of doing so, can be a hard pill to...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By aztoaster

new commute is kicking my tail...how long to adjust?

I got a new job and a new commute. It's 20 miles one-way, some moderate hills, and it's kicking my arse. I feel so damn slow and my legs don't have any fire/snap/zip to them. For those in a...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-06, 05:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By aztoaster

I commute from N.Phx to Scottsdale everyday. ...

I commute from N.Phx to Scottsdale everyday. Most of this is through PV...lots of side streets. Down 32nd st, over on mt view until 54st, 54st south. On the weekends, I usually ride up to...
09-22-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,868
Posted By aztoaster

Same thing happened to me at my new job. I had a...

Same thing happened to me at my new job. I had a little run-in with security my first week as I was walking my bike through the lobby. "No bikes in the lobby", yells the security guy from across...
09-22-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By aztoaster

I think the guy at your LBS has a valid point. ...

I think the guy at your LBS has a valid point. The wheels are in motion and we are collectively going to bring Earth to its knees. Nothing we can do about it IMO. I use to ride/commute because I...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-06, 12:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,012
Posted By aztoaster

I live in Phoenix, which has all sorts of thorns...

I live in Phoenix, which has all sorts of thorns and cacti so I get em all the time.

I've had 4 flats this week. Pretty sweet.

I'm never buying another bontrager tires again that much Im sure...
08-03-06, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 689
Posted By aztoaster

fwiw...here's a good site for a "slow down" moto...

fwiw...here's a good site for a "slow down" moto hand signal:

http://www.ridemyown.com/articles/safety/handsignals.shtml


happy riding!
07-18-06, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By aztoaster

salty taste/sensation on tongue???

Anybody ever experience a salty taste/sensation on their tongue during and after riding?

It's been happening to me lately when I ride 40+miles and toss in some efforts.

I live in Phx and it's...
02-03-06, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,535
Posted By aztoaster

I was a meat head at one time. I haven't touch a...

I was a meat head at one time. I haven't touch a weight in a 2 years and it's slowly coming off. It's a lean 185 lbs at 6'2". For me losing fat is easy but losing muscle is hard. Having had a...
02-02-06, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,016
Posted By aztoaster

Someone posted this link b4 I think in the peak...

Someone posted this link b4 I think in the peak oil thread:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carter/filmmore/ps_energy.html

A speech from Jimmy Carter in 1977.
An interesting read considering our...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-06, 11:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,894
Posted By aztoaster

I was in the left turn lane and there was a SUV...

I was in the left turn lane and there was a SUV in the opposing left hand turn lane.
Windows are down, looks like a mother and two kids occupy the SUV.
We make our left turns at about the same...
01-06-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,017
Posted By aztoaster

ya go for it man...it will make you smile in the...

ya go for it man...it will make you smile in the end and that's what is all about.

I just finished restoring a Chicago Schwinn and it turned out very good IMO. I took it down to the metal and...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,644
Posted By aztoaster

for the record, it's a detached garage from the...

for the record, it's a detached garage from the main house...so technically not in the same house :)
Forum: Commuting
12-14-05, 04:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,644
Posted By aztoaster

For me, going sans auto is all about freedom....

For me, going sans auto is all about freedom. I've turned my back to the vast majority of American values (consuming, cars, clothes, vanity, and that crazy idea of working 50 weeks a year). Except...
12-09-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By aztoaster

I think the techically term is "mashing." ...

I think the techically term is "mashing."

Ya, I agree...site down and work on getting those pedals around smoothly.
Also, mashing everyday, all day will have your HR high.
Some days reserve for...
12-09-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By aztoaster

ya I use to be a meathead...6'2" 250 ish, I was...

ya I use to be a meathead...6'2" 250 ish, I was built like a linebacker and I would try for 1gr of protein per pound of bodyweight a day.

leeinmemphis, ur on the right track for sure man...keep...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,429
Posted By aztoaster

Anybody commute by a bar/pub?

Anybody commute past a bar/pub on your commute?

There's one right across the street from my work.
Yesterday, this woebegone looking fellow exiting the bar parking lot came to an abrupt stop upon...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-05, 10:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,772
Posted By aztoaster

So how did you respond??? I'm not too sure...

So how did you respond???

I'm not too sure how I would of responded...I'm usually in a great mood after I get off my bike and I most likely would of laughed it off.

A couple times at work, my...
11-07-05, 11:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By aztoaster

Honestly, I'm saving to hit the road with a...

Honestly, I'm saving to hit the road with a backpack and do some travels...working as I go.
My career goal now is to not work in a cube during my 30s.
No debt, no kids, no house...I've got some...
11-07-05, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By aztoaster

kinda funny but tonight I was cleaning up my...

kinda funny but tonight I was cleaning up my commuter bike and it looks like I'll be walking the next couple days...I took off my rear tire and found out my axle bolt was broke, now anytime I tighten...
11-07-05, 04:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 694
Posted By aztoaster

Finally, I'm sans auto :)

I sold my S-10 this past weekend and I feel so very, very free.

My transformation took awhile. I'm 28 and got my truck when I was 21. Merely a couple years ago, I was one of those ppl that...
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