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10-08-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By starkmojo

Railroads operate on private rails. Its not the...

Railroads operate on private rails. Its not the same... all vehicles on public roadways need to operate on the same rules to work. If the sign says "Yield" then you yield. So you are wrong.
05-18-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By starkmojo

Going that way isnt bad because you can take the...

Going that way isnt bad because you can take the "bus only" lane and slip by on the right. Going the other way (From Goshen to Eugene) you have to get in the left lane of the first rotary (and the...
05-17-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By starkmojo

Maybe I wasn't clear about the manlift. He wasnt...

Maybe I wasn't clear about the manlift. He wasnt working in the road, he was driving down it (at 5 MPH) no "road work" sign, no flaggers (also no High Viz, Hard Hat or PFA equipment.) he was DRIVING...
05-09-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By starkmojo

yeah its also 87 degrees today !! :eek:

yeah its also 87 degrees today !! :eek:
05-09-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By starkmojo

I grew up in Winchester Mass and my Uncle used to...

I grew up in Winchester Mass and my Uncle used to run a Ballet school in Concord. You guys are reviving some great memories of where I learned how much fun it is to play in traffic :love:
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,011
Posted By starkmojo

touche :lol:

touche :lol:
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,415
Posted By starkmojo

Things that make me happy on my commute: When...

Things that make me happy on my commute:
When the sun crests over the Cascade foot hills sooner every day this time of year
Random wildlife crossing the road
Wild turkeys in downtown Eugene
when...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,011
Posted By starkmojo

well halfway anyway. Another 45 to go. But yeah...

well halfway anyway. Another 45 to go. But yeah it does feel better not carrying a large sack of potatoes around my waste. One more sack of taters to go.

My first ride after a long hiatus was Jan...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,011
Posted By starkmojo

I average 14.5 MPH and its 400 feet ( with 200...

I average 14.5 MPH and its 400 feet ( with 200 feet loss) climbing one way and 600 the other. I am sweating when I get there because the point is to sweat. I keep a towel spare clothes and and a...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,416
Posted By starkmojo

The first nine miles of my commute it is rare to...

The first nine miles of my commute it is rare to see another car much less a cyclist or pedestrian.
05-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,614
Posted By starkmojo

Did you say Carbon Fork!?!...

Did you say Carbon Fork!?! (***********************************************)
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,841
Posted By starkmojo

I find a lot of keeper pins for ball hitches-...

I find a lot of keeper pins for ball hitches- about one a week. Kinda scary if you think about it. :eek:
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,011
Posted By starkmojo

My commute is 19 miles each way. My average heart...

My commute is 19 miles each way. My average heart rate is 136... That's a lot of jogging.
05-08-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,480
Posted By starkmojo

Double Rotary and bicycles.

There is a fairly new double rotary on my commute and I have tried a couple ways through it without feeling entirely safe. you can see it Here...
05-08-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,963
Posted By starkmojo

My general assumption is that you are either a...

My general assumption is that you are either a road vehicle or a two-wheeled pedestrian. If you are a road vehicle you follow road signs. If you are a wheeled pedestrian signs are more optional but...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,416
Posted By starkmojo

Commuting and music

So I have recently started commuting 2-3 times/ week. It is 19 miles one way along narrow roads in the country and most of the way the houses aren't even near the road. I have tried a few different...
05-08-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By starkmojo

The vast majority of cyclists ride under 2000...

The vast majority of cyclists ride under 2000 miles per year my understanding of my CAAD 8 was that it was designed around a 8-10 year life expectancy. So your mileage is probably typical. I found a...
05-07-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By starkmojo

I have ridden steel and aluminum. I prefer...

I have ridden steel and aluminum. I prefer aluminum. Don't assume that everyone who has had your experience has come to the same conclusion.

I have also broken an aluminum frame... granted I was...
05-03-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,602
Posted By starkmojo

I wouldn’t worry about aluminum at 255. I used a...

I wouldn’t worry about aluminum at 255. I used a CAADX for years at that weight without issue
05-01-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,787
Posted By starkmojo

I had a kid at 42. The retire early ship has...

I had a kid at 42. The retire early ship has sailed.
05-01-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 14,178
Posted By starkmojo

I am down from 350 to 290 this morning and I have...

I am down from 350 to 290 this morning and I have to say that "Drop Bars aren't good for Clydes" is pure BS! I prefer drop bars (I suspect that its the extension forward as much as anything- I am...
04-29-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,787
Posted By starkmojo

Then for you, the correct tool is an e-bike....

Then for you, the correct tool is an e-bike. Simple enough. I will be happy to be alive at 73 much less still biking.
04-29-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,028
Posted By starkmojo

Once in Lander Wyoming coming down a mountain I...

Once in Lander Wyoming coming down a mountain I hit 58MPH on my bike (per computer.) but my guess it was more like 53-55
The next week I was going down a different mountain doing 45-ish and came...
04-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,928
Posted By starkmojo

I just saw a rad rover and while it looked...

I just saw a rad rover and while it looked awesome it also looked very small for someone 6'2" tall. I would make sure you ride one first.
04-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,787
Posted By starkmojo

I prefer to have the right tool for the job: when...

I prefer to have the right tool for the job: when I am working out I prefer a pedal bike with a good fit and the right gears. If I am going to commute (19 miles each way, 200 feet of hills either...
04-14-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By starkmojo

My concept right now is to start with a KONA Jake...

My concept right now is to start with a KONA Jake (steel) upgrade to a shocked/disc ready fork, add and extracycle leap (rear discs) and get some really bomber wheels (tandems are usually really...
04-13-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,300
Posted By starkmojo

I call salmon "DUI Cyclists" as in they havent...

I call salmon "DUI Cyclists" as in they havent been on a bike since they were kids in the 70s and their Moms told them to ride into traffic on the cul-de-sac.

The law in Oregon says bike with...
04-13-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By starkmojo

Any really tall guys on a CAADX

So I am looking at a new bike and the CAADX is rated to 300 lbs and I am now a svelt 298.. so maybe? Only thing is that I would have to order one because the local dealer doesnt carry them in their...
04-13-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,046
Posted By starkmojo

I am looking at getting an ebike and I am leaning...

I am looking at getting an ebike and I am leaning towards a conversion because it seems like the pickings for tall men with 36" inseems are pretty slim. That and if I build it myself I can tailor it...
04-13-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By starkmojo

I feel like this is sorta true, sorta not. I...

I feel like this is sorta true, sorta not. I think it depends on how/where you ride? If you ride mostly in open places/low traffic it should be fine with rim breaks, however if you are an aggressive...
04-13-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,536
Posted By starkmojo

My wife is neither helpful nor unhelpful. She has...

My wife is neither helpful nor unhelpful. She has little interest in improving her diet, but she doesnt think its a bad idea when I do. Recently I stalled out on my diet and gave up most carbs and it...
04-13-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 23,536
Posted By starkmojo

I have an almost identical bike that is my "Fat...

I have an almost identical bike that is my "Fat Bike". Ridden it since 350 all over no problems. I dont ride it over curbs or off road but I dont baby it either.
04-11-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,503
Posted By starkmojo

Hey I made the decision to have 5 kids. No one to...

Hey I made the decision to have 5 kids. No one to blame but myself... well my wife helped a bit :love:

But yeah I get your point: I lived in Portland Oregon (USA) for 17 years. my old house that...
04-11-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,545
Posted By starkmojo

Pretty much exactly what I want... only in an XXL...

Pretty much exactly what I want... only in an XXL frame. . . oh well.
04-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,503
Posted By starkmojo

I I have to agree: buying an ebike does not...

I

I have to agree: buying an ebike does not mean I want to quit regular biking. I want a ebike so I can get some pedaling in during he week.
04-11-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,503
Posted By starkmojo

I live 19 miles from my office, have land and...

I live 19 miles from my office, have land and kids to take care of as well. When I commute by bike work+commute equals my whole day. I am looking at electric bikes so I can bike, work, bike, mow the...
10-20-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,880
Posted By starkmojo

Oh and lets not there was a retrofit/repair plan...

Oh and lets not there was a retrofit/repair plan that cost less than was wasted on the CRC project. So for what we have already spent we could have had two working earthquake proof bridges and...
10-20-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,880
Posted By starkmojo

Cool y'all figure out how to pay for it, go for...

Cool y'all figure out how to pay for it, go for it. But there is plenty bridge work to be done here in the rest of Oregon and I don't want to see all the states money get sucked into building a new...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,223
Posted By starkmojo

Perhaps you have heard of the 1970s when rich...

Perhaps you have heard of the 1970s when rich people paid their share of taxes.



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09-09-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By starkmojo

No front fender= I hate myself No rear fender=...

No front fender= I hate myself
No rear fender= I hate everyone else.
09-09-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,559
Posted By starkmojo

To the OP- as you can see there are a number of...

To the OP- as you can see there are a number of theories on how to get up a hill. And bike. Or anything really. You will have to figure out what works for you.

For me there are two strategies for...
09-09-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By starkmojo

I am 318 today and am riding a Cannondale CAAD 8...

I am 318 today and am riding a Cannondale CAAD 8 that's a little over 18 lbs- maybe 20. But not much. I started riding it at 331. 350-330 I rode a Kona.

If you are overweight (like me) the big...
09-09-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 954
Posted By starkmojo

When it comes to calories I assume that every...

When it comes to calories I assume that every single one that enters my body is absorbed and add 10% for calories I forgot to log. My daily Intake is just over 3000 calories resting and I shoot for...
08-31-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 802
Posted By starkmojo

I have had good luck with amazon for bibs. I wear...

I have had good luck with amazon for bibs. I wear either a 4x or 3x depending on the company. Look out for "Asian sizing" (hey that is what they call it) because a 3X Asian is an XL American. For me...
08-28-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,131
Posted By starkmojo

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/1dec9da8_5558_44fe_b4de_540f2acef6ab_03a6a0cecade23b93e71bbe9666a86e8f260868d.jpeg
At 330 I bought a used CAAD 8 with Maxim Kyserum 20...
08-24-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,343
Posted By starkmojo

I skimmed a few pages so maybe someone mentioned...

I skimmed a few pages so maybe someone mentioned this: I lost weight off my ass before my stomach. Now my pants keep falling down no matter how tight my belt.
08-24-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,343
Posted By starkmojo

I am finding it better to go with a large lunch,...

I am finding it better to go with a large lunch, an after work workout and a lighter dinner. No food after dinner; that when all my bad choices seem to happen.
08-22-18, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,992
Posted By starkmojo

This is more than you asked for, but hold on I...

This is more than you asked for, but hold on I will get to the bike.

Hey I am 6'6" and started out at 350 lbs. So I feel ya. I had three knee injuries in two years while doing normal stuff and...
08-22-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,920
Posted By starkmojo

I told my wife it was cheaper than a triple...

I told my wife it was cheaper than a triple bypass copay?
08-22-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By starkmojo

oh yeah and at 330 lbs I can burn 1300 calories...

oh yeah and at 330 lbs I can burn 1300 calories in about two hours :speedy:
I usually don't eat more when I work out because really 2500 calories a day is plenty, but it sure makes me feel better !
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