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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By TheRef

There are but what does that have to do with my...

There are but what does that have to do with my question?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,853
Posted By TheRef

Cost of organized rides going up?

I don't have any scientific date but it seems that the cost of organized rides have gone up tremendously. When I started riding in 2013 most of the rides were around $20 - $30 with stops for frit,...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By TheRef

There is absolutely no way I'll put my 10 Year...

There is absolutely no way I'll put my 10 Year old in that position. As a parent we have to put our kids in a position to succeed and that's a sure way to make her not wanting to do another...
Forum: Touring
08-14-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By TheRef

The campsites I'm talking about are unattended. A...

The campsites I'm talking about are unattended. A couple of them are forest preserves with road access, they close the gates to the road at night but the trail passes through the preserve and yo can...
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By TheRef

I understand the need for a the fee. I'm not...

I understand the need for a the fee. I'm not complaining about that but 72 hours advance registration on a campsite on a trail???
Forum: Touring
08-13-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By TheRef

I&M Canal trail and weird camping requirements

I'm leaving this weekend for my first rail-trails/canal trails multi-day trip. We will be traveling west on the Illinois & Michigan (I&M) canal trail that passes a few miles from my house and we will...
07-20-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By TheRef

I'm aware it's a very developed area and we'll...

I'm aware it's a very developed area and we'll populated but Im wondering how far I'd have to go and which direction.
07-20-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By TheRef

Any good Gravel rides near Washington DC?

I'm on my way to DC for a week with the family. We are staying across the river in Crystal City. I convinced my wife last minute to let me being my new Trek Checkpoint. I plan to explore the C&O...
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By TheRef

What's between Washington DC and Harper's Ferry

Leaving Illinois tomorrow morning for Washington DC. Spending a week and staying accros the river in Crystal City by the airport. In a spur of the moment I decided I'll bring my new trek checkpoint...
06-25-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,370
Posted By TheRef

I understand your frustration but the currently...

I understand your frustration but the currently offering from most manufactures is insane. Nevermind if the LBS is a multi-brand dealer.

I purchased a Trek Checkpoint a couple weeks ago. I knew...
06-18-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,050
Posted By TheRef

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06-15-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,272
Posted By TheRef

Got a link?

Got a link?
06-14-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,050
Posted By TheRef

I'm buying one of them tomorrow. I have a few...

I'm buying one of them tomorrow. I have a few decisions to make. If I go with the Trek it will be the Black AL3 (size 56) which I'm not a huge fan but local dealer is willing to give me a deal. If I...
06-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By TheRef

Ok, So whats exactly is bedding process? What...

Ok, So whats exactly is bedding process? What should/could've been done when they installed it or after I take deliver?

As for the 105 model it's a big jump in price for a bike to be ridden around...
06-10-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By TheRef

Stopped by yesterday for groceries. They still...

Stopped by yesterday for groceries. They still had about a dozen left.
06-10-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,192
Posted By TheRef

Promax Decoder R cable actuated disc - Cannondale Topstone

Test rode a Topstone yesterday. Sore level. Loved the bike and it checks every box for what I want it to be. Riding around with flat pedals, Light touring/bikepacking and occasional recreational...
06-06-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By TheRef

As needed.

As needed.
05-24-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By TheRef

Let's stick to the Stand which is fantastic by...

Let's stick to the Stand which is fantastic by the way.
Best bike purchase I've made in a long time. Not only for the $25 but it's worth a lot more.
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By TheRef

Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Touring
05-22-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By TheRef

What's the deal? A part of the trail impassible?...

What's the deal? A part of the trail impassible? Did I understand right?
05-21-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,850
Posted By TheRef

Pics? I'm in the market for a topstone and I plan...

Pics? I'm in the market for a topstone and I plan to run a rack on it.
05-19-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By TheRef

Same here. Will update the post when I put it...

Same here. Will update the post when I put it together and try it out.
05-19-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,652
Posted By TheRef

PSA - work stand at Aldi

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05-14-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,617
Posted By TheRef

As for switching to street tires it will make a...

As for switching to street tires it will make a noticeable difference, but make sure of the width of the tire. Some MTB rims are made for wider tires and installing a tire narrower than the rims can...
05-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By TheRef

Haven't notice difference about kit or regular...

Haven't notice difference about kit or regular clothes but sure have noticed I'm given more space when I have my super bright taillight on. Even on bright sunny days.
05-06-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

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05-06-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

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05-06-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

Here is our new adventure if anybody is...

Here is our new adventure if anybody is interested. She did 21 miles after a soccer game she wanted to go for a ride. Only condition we had to stop for a blue slushee which I obliged.
The video is...
04-26-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,511
Posted By TheRef

$20 BUCKS? REALLY? Are we complaining of a $20...

$20 BUCKS? REALLY? Are we complaining of a $20 bucks labor charge for something that 3 other LBS couldn't do? What would've been the fair amount in your opinion? $3, $5, $10???? The fact it took 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheRef

It was.

It was.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,450
Posted By TheRef

There is a huge difference between safety and the...

There is a huge difference between safety and the idea of safety.
I'm not sure how a camera set up can make anyone safer. It could however record incidents that already happened and could be used as...
04-03-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By TheRef

Review ...

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04-03-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By TheRef

Bone conduction headphones...

Bone conduction headphones (https://aftershokz.com/collections/wireless/products/trekz-air?gclid=Cj0KCQjws5HlBRDIARIsAOomqA3AEHsqi0cWJYLvTenVH3NSOKIcmsn8HAfgrybwPabVKh_OgDa4DBYaAm-BEALw_wcB) - Got...
03-27-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By TheRef

I've taught at least 10 neighborhood kids...

I've taught at least 10 neighborhood kids including my 2 how to ride bikes. In my modest experience once they learn to balance themselves on a balance bike it's just a matter of introducing the...
03-27-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By TheRef

:thumb: The joys of seeing our kids grow. ...

:thumb: The joys of seeing our kids grow.

Don't let him stay too long with the training wheels. Work on getting them off quickly so he will never develop the habit of using them.
03-27-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By TheRef

They are orange!...

They are orange! (http://questions.daynebatten.com/2015/01/yellow-orange-trucks/)
03-27-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,699
Posted By TheRef

Do you have modern electronics in your house? A...

Do you have modern electronics in your house? A microwave oven, a laptop, a (or many) flat screen tv? Do you drive a car? Have a cellphone? How many devices in your house uses AA and 9v batteries? ...
03-27-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,835
Posted By TheRef

The problem is that with Performance bikes gone...

The problem is that with Performance bikes gone now, there is no places near me that carry Fuji. ASI (ASE) had alienated most of the independent LBS by undercutting them in price with Performance....
03-26-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,998
Posted By TheRef

Drop bars for long rides and flat bars for...

Drop bars for long rides and flat bars for shenanigans. :bike2:
03-26-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

I hope they won't be too rare. I'm glad I skipped...

I hope they won't be too rare. I'm glad I skipped the local club first saturday ride of the year to go riding with her.
03-26-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

Thank you! She just turned 10. She's been riding...

Thank you! She just turned 10. She's been riding on a tag-along since she was 4.
She loves our adventures.
03-25-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

The video and pics don't make the hill justice....

The video and pics don't make the hill justice. It starts easy but it kicks to a nasty 8%. She got caught by surprise the first time around and ran out of momentum on too heavy of a gear. After she...
03-25-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

It's a dead end residential neighborhood on the...

It's a dead end residential neighborhood on the edge of the town. The streets and houses on top of the hill are not finished yet. You could stay at that hill all day long and you're probably gonna...
03-25-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,602
Posted By TheRef

She is my hero!

" Thank you dad!" - She said. Funny thing is she almost never calls me dad. She calls me Pops because she says I'm too old."
"What for?" I asked.
"For making me try again!"
"You're welcome honey...
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By TheRef

I've been following the situation and doesn't...

I've been following the situation and doesn't look like early spring will work out well. Specially on a skinny tire road bike.
03-20-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,949
Posted By TheRef

I heard you should spray your rotors with WD-40...

I heard you should spray your rotors with WD-40 so they don't rust!!! :P:D:geek:
03-19-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,421
Posted By TheRef

Trek changing cycling my a$$!!

Trek changing cycling my a$$!!
03-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,636
Posted By TheRef

Amen!

Amen!
03-17-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,636
Posted By TheRef

Just call them by their names...simple.

Just call them by their names...simple.
Forum: Touring
03-16-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By TheRef

It's looking like it's gonna be a one way on the...

It's looking like it's gonna be a one way on the Katy. A friend offered to drive me to the beginning or pick me up at the end. The wife might drive the other leg which would complete eliminate the...
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