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06-11-17, 05:23 AM
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Posted By Vortac180

10.5 mile commute today. Working day shift. I...

10.5 mile commute today. Working day shift. I usually start my ride back home by 7 pm after the day shift. Going to be hot today.
06-09-17, 11:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By Vortac180

Five seconds from the win.

Tears are part of the sport.
06-09-17, 05:35 PM
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Views: 1,684
Posted By Vortac180

You made it ksryder! Congratulations! Must feel...

You made it ksryder! Congratulations! Must feel good.
06-07-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By Vortac180

That blue thread lock on some of the bolts would...

That blue thread lock on some of the bolts would have helped. Having the front derailleur in better adjustment would have helped, also, the chain kept coming off shifting into the big ring. I also...
06-07-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By Vortac180

Really good, thanks, Shelby. I used my 2015...

Really good, thanks, Shelby. I used my 2015 Salsa Fargo, that was fine for the event. I rode the Rage Against the Chainring series to get ready--they were hard because I was out of shape. I got...
06-07-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,920
Posted By Vortac180

I'll probably do this next year, will help me get...

I'll probably do this next year, will help me get into the DK200, as well as help me be ready for the ride
06-07-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Vortac180

I asked advice at the LBS. Decided against...

I asked advice at the LBS. Decided against "crit-look". I'm planning to ditch the 2012 FSA crank I had been using since 2012, and put the bike's original Shimano crank back on. I'll use newer 700 C...
06-07-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Vortac180

Well, thank you for the suggestion. It looks...

Well, thank you for the suggestion. It looks like a disassembled 10-speed frame. There is not much to see yet, although the powder coating is amazingly beautiful. I'm debating putting original...
06-07-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Vortac180

It's takes me a minute to get that attached. The...

It's takes me a minute to get that attached. The iPad pics are too large, so I email to myself, then send to iCloud, then attach to post. Done.
06-07-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Vortac180

New SS build: Panasonic DX 2000

I was given this bike in 1997. It's a 1980 model. After a few years, I changed out the original components and used it as a comfort bike. Then a couple years ago I made it into a fixie using one...
06-07-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,684
Posted By Vortac180

The DK starts in about a week and a half. 1)...

The DK starts in about a week and a half.

1) Which distance are you going?
2) What is your reason for doing it

I finished the DK50 in 4:14.
When I first heard about the DK I was intrigued in...
04-27-17, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

Dusted

I was out on my usual one hour gravel ride and snapped a couple pics of a crop duster. Soon, after I took the pictures a man in a pickup stopped me on the road and asked if I'd seen the crop...
04-16-17, 10:46 PM
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Posted By Vortac180

I bike commuted yesterday--good for the soul. I...

I bike commuted yesterday--good for the soul. I worked today, pulling a holiday shift. Rain this morning convinced me to drive. I'll ride to work tomorrow, then I'll hang it up for the week. The...
04-16-17, 04:24 PM
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Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

Thank you for the kind words! I agree. Happy...

Thank you for the kind words! I agree.
Happy Easter and best regards,
Geoff
04-13-17, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Vortac180

That's a great looking Colnago! They're nice...

That's a great looking Colnago! They're nice looking. I like 'em.


I road today on "Blacki", my Roubaix. 30 miles. Perfect weather. Chili-dog and ice cream at the turnaround point.
04-09-17, 11:06 AM
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Views: 2,282,714
Posted By Vortac180

I took my 2015 Salsa Fargo out for the 3rd race...

I took my 2015 Salsa Fargo out for the 3rd race in the Rage Against the Chain Ring series yesterday. 52 miles of gravelly fun! I finished 3rd from last in C-class. But, I'm proud to have made it...
04-05-17, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Vortac180

Rain and cold keeping me in the car for the...

Rain and cold keeping me in the car for the commute this morning.
04-05-17, 04:32 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,921
Posted By Vortac180

I don't record costs. I only save receipts until...

I don't record costs. I only save receipts until the warranty is expired. This is a hobby. It costs me something, like all my hobbies. I make spread sheets for neither the costs nor the joy.
04-04-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

Ride to dream.

A couple of pictures before the farmland starts to green up this spring. One shot of my kids on a camping trip I took with them in 2015. Taken with 35mm FujiFilm.

Yes, I know it's flatland. Wind...
04-03-17, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Vortac180

I did my usual 14 mile training ride. Some muddy...

I did my usual 14 mile training ride. Some muddy spots I usually avoid, I was inspired to splash through today, like a kid. I came home with muck on my glasses and a smile in my soul.
03-09-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13,882
Views: 1,233,309
Posted By Vortac180

You just inspired me to get out my old 35 mm...

You just inspired me to get out my old 35 mm Minolta. Looking back, my very best photos have been made with that Camera--I stopped using it a good number of years ago, having bought a nice Canon...
03-06-17, 02:49 PM
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Views: 2,282,714
Posted By Vortac180

I didn't feel like riding, but I made myself head...

I didn't feel like riding, but I made myself head out into the wind today--half gravel, half asphalt. I noticed my forward progress was slow. Checked the speedometer, and saw 4 mph. I hit 33 on...
03-06-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,174
Posted By Vortac180

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
03-05-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,174
Posted By Vortac180

My lowest commuting temperature is the one in...

My lowest commuting temperature is the one in which my hands and feet become uncomfortable for a 40 minute ride. This temperature changes as the fall progresses. In November it's about 40 F. By...
03-05-17, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Vortac180

Kansas is not exotic, but I still had a great...

Kansas is not exotic, but I still had a great time riding in howling wind from Andover to Towanda and back. Winds 25 steady, with gusts to 35. A gentleman stopped me while I was resting in Towanda...
03-03-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,442
Posted By Vortac180

Now that is a truly scary experience. Thank you...

Now that is a truly scary experience. Thank you so much for sharing. It must have been terrifying. Thank God you survived. I might have to go back to carrying my old pepper spray... I think I'll...
03-03-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,489
Posted By Vortac180

I was riding a nice smooth road a couple months...

I was riding a nice smooth road a couple months ago and saw in my mirror an obese man in a straw hat slowly reel me in. I increased my cadence little by little as he approached. I'm not real thin,...
02-28-17, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

:). It'll make for good video for her own kiddos...

:). It'll make for good video for her own kiddos someday.
02-25-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,528
Posted By Vortac180

:):) I totally agree. And, APAP dangers do...

:):) I totally agree. And, APAP dangers do exist, this is true.

Have fun out there.
02-25-17, 09:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,528
Posted By Vortac180

With 15 years in an emergency department, I've...

With 15 years in an emergency department, I've only seen one actual acetaminophen overdose death, although, I admit, a goodly number that could have died had we not intervened. In contrast, I've...
02-25-17, 08:22 PM
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Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids,...

Today, Sunset Trail, Goddard, KS. My two kids, ages 13 and 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINgtuAfPfc
02-24-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,442
Posted By Vortac180

When I was a young adult, I was bit by one of two...

When I was a young adult, I was bit by one of two cute Chihuahuas that were inadvertantly let out the front door of a house by a young kid in Omaha while I was jogging by. I saw the dogs, and then...
02-23-17, 09:23 AM
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Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

South Kansas

South Kansas
02-22-17, 08:04 AM
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Views: 143,201
Posted By Vortac180

I found my gravel road closed, bridge out. ...

I found my gravel road closed, bridge out. Rather than back tracking, I found a way over what had been a drivable bridge, then continued on to Stearman Field (a good destination for lunch). Benton,...
02-21-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,528
Posted By Vortac180

I work in an emergency department. My patients...

I work in an emergency department. My patients are my daily reminders why I choose to remain sober and free of substances other than caffeine.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-17, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,902
Posted By Vortac180

Hi! I helped my daughter, then age 11, to choose...

Hi! I helped my daughter, then age 11, to choose a mixte bike off Craigslist. I offered to buy her a brand new bike of her own choosing, or I would help her fix up an older one. She chose option...
02-20-17, 05:35 PM
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Views: 4,615
Posted By Vortac180

To keep happy and well, I commute by bike. I fly...

To keep happy and well, I commute by bike. I fly in my airplane for fun. I ride bikes with the kids a lot. I walk the dog most days. I go to spin class at least once a week. I eat my vegetables....
02-20-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By Vortac180

:) :) :)

:) :) :)
02-18-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,069
Posted By Vortac180

Oops! I got cold feet and deleted my post. I'll...

Oops! I got cold feet and deleted my post. I'll repost the picture...

Yes, you might be right... :)
02-18-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,671
Posted By Vortac180

I now have to side with the "take it in" folks. ...

I now have to side with the "take it in" folks. I just had my mind changed: After a long, stressful shift last night, I went out to my bike for my soothing ride home. I found my tube-mounted...
02-18-17, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

Here is a couple examples from a previous...

Here is a couple examples from a previous thread--looking good to me! I see the newer parts on the older frames as a sign of continued love and enthusiasm for the older bike frame. It's the best...
02-16-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

mstateglfr, Thank you for your opinion. ...

mstateglfr,

Thank you for your opinion.

You have good ideas:

The tires, Kenda Kross Plus, are new and what were recommended by my LBS. I like them for now. When they wear out, I'll buy...
02-15-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

pdlamb, I appreciate your thoughts. What I don't...

pdlamb, I appreciate your thoughts. What I don't want is to end up with something that doesn't function correctly--that would be a waste. Replacing nearly worn-out parts with better ones, on a bike...
02-15-17, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

Yes, I like it. Thank you. I'll look for an XT...

Yes, I like it. Thank you. I'll look for an XT crankset instead of the XTR.
My pedals have a quite a few miles, and years, on them. I've seen XTR pedals for sale at the bike shop. I didn't...
02-15-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

Thank you for the information! I remember it...

Thank you for the information!
I remember it originally had the ringed type of FD, but that one wore out, and was replaced by the LBS with this "other style" a few years ago.
I'll look for the BB...
02-15-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

FastJake, that front derailleur is not the...

FastJake, that front derailleur is not the original. The left stopped shifting a few years ago, and the LBS replaced the original FD with this one. It works, but it always kind of bugged me that...
02-15-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Vortac180

Bottom Bracket and Crankset Upgrade

Hey all! I'm riding my 2000 model Trek 930 a lot this spring. I notice a roughness in its bottom bracket. Bikepedia gives a similar 1999 model an LP 27 E bottom bracket. I'm thinking about buying...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-17, 11:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 11,140
Posted By Vortac180

I think I'm as safe with my earbuds as without. ...

I think I'm as safe with my earbuds as without. Maybe safer: when commuting I startle easily, and the idiotic teens (and others), find it funny to try to startle a bicyclist--partly because bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,174
Posted By Vortac180

it is an act of faith:)

it is an act of faith:)
02-12-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,671
Posted By Vortac180

When I used to live in San Diego, I knew a fellow...

When I used to live in San Diego, I knew a fellow who left his top down while parked, so the top wouldn't get cut by thieves. He also had his stereo wired so it sat loosely in the open glove box in...
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