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08-07-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jakbikesdc

thanks smallwheels for all your advice. I think...

thanks smallwheels for all your advice. I think the 350$ now will be better and more useful NOW as opposed to waiting however long to wade through all the Bs with insurance/legal.
Aside from road...
08-07-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jakbikesdc

got 350$ out of the deal...now I also have his...

got 350$ out of the deal...now I also have his license tag number, boat trailer tag number, and bummed a cig off the guy as we talked about what happened ;) I do smoke&toke but I never buy cigs.
...
08-07-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jakbikesdc

edited. Now, even if I do get a couple hundred...

edited.
Now, even if I do get a couple hundred dollars or three from the guy, would it be in my best interests to push this further and file a report? The boater/retiree is still telling me that I...
08-07-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jakbikesdc

It would serve him much better if he were to...

It would serve him much better if he were to write me a cheque for some compensation than for me to file a report and try to go through the legal bs.
Is it my duty to "This isn't about being greedy...
08-06-13, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By jakbikesdc

Hit by a boat miles from the sea

From 2004 - 2011 I lived/survived as a carfree cyclist in Florida, the state with some of the worst cities for cycling in the US. Pensacola, FL was preeetty scary even for this cyclist. I've crashed...
05-06-13, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,783
Posted By jakbikesdc

'08 Soma Double Cross Frame Tubing...

'08 Soma Double Cross

Frame Tubing Material Tange Prestige heat-treated butted CroMoly
Fork Brand & Model Soma
Fork Material lugged crown Tange Prestige CroMoly tubing


Components...
05-06-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,783
Posted By jakbikesdc

315135 I picked up this 2008 SOMA Double...

315135


I picked up this 2008 SOMA Double Cross frame and fork w/ CK headset off of eBay two months ago. I'd been looking for a touring/commuting/cx frame like this, and SOMAfab definitely had my...
02-17-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By jakbikesdc

this bike was both a steal and steel!!! Swooped...

this bike was both a steal and steel!!! Swooped it up off'n ebay/...
Forum: Touring
08-07-11, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By jakbikesdc

I haven't toured on a Big Dummy. But I have a...

I haven't toured on a Big Dummy. But I have a friend who toured from FL> OR two years ago on a big dummy, he was moving out to OR for some time. Essentially it's just a long frame all welded as...
Forum: Touring
07-30-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,266
Posted By jakbikesdc

I was looking for a speaker the same about 3mos....

I was looking for a speaker the same about 3mos. ago and google lead me to this:
http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/01/09/ihome2go-ih85b-bike-to-beach-ipod-speaker-system/

I found it for $55 by doing...
Forum: Touring
07-25-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By jakbikesdc

My bike is my concept of "home on the road"....

My bike is my concept of "home on the road". That's pretty much all I need for living purposes (I could actually do fine with less), Vagabiking around the US. I guess they say "yeah it's easy cuz...
Forum: Touring
07-24-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 612
Posted By jakbikesdc

Really anything'll do. I rode this bike (GT...

Really anything'll do. I rode this bike (GT Rebound I bought new as a mtb in '99): http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/pic/?o=1r4vFZo&pic_id=655869&v=0&size=large on the Katy & MKT then south to...
Forum: Touring
07-24-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

Woah, umm this is kinda late, but I did take hwy...

Woah, umm this is kinda late, but I did take hwy 19 last summer on the ride south. Very hilly, but it was fine in terms of traffic. Only had one close buzz. My journal for the ride:...
Forum: Touring
07-24-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By jakbikesdc

Riding from Tupelo, MS to Colorado Springs, CO Aug.15 (tentative)

I've been piecing together a route to ride from Tupelo, MS to COSprings, CO. So far I've made this route: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/42857976

This route includes a portion of the ACA...
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 286,297
Posted By jakbikesdc

Here's my '00 GT rebound converted into...

Here's my '00 GT rebound converted into touring/firepath configuration: http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4086/5015595508_ab765430ff_b.jpg

Then further, I converted this GT into its final form...the...
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,922
Posted By jakbikesdc

more pictures of the tour here: ...

more pictures of the tour here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dclove/
Forum: Touring
05-20-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,354
Views: 2,026,922
Posted By jakbikesdc

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/5740437749_080...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/5740437749_080b01619d_b.jpg

Loaded '00 GT Rebound/Xtracycle. Left Pensacola, FL on 5/2 arrived 300 some miles later in Starkville, MS on 5/7.
This is...
Forum: Touring
07-20-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,965
Posted By jakbikesdc

I retrofitted my GT Rebound mtb for a tour on the...

I retrofitted my GT Rebound mtb for a tour on the KATY from St. Charles > McBaine then continued south to Winona,MO where I'm working this...
Forum: Touring
06-16-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By jakbikesdc

I recently rode from St. Charles > McBaine, MO...

I recently rode from St. Charles > McBaine, MO then took the MKT to Columbia, spent a day or so in COMO playing polo and riding around then rode south to Winona, MO (west of the Current River). If...
06-14-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By jakbikesdc

Oh, and I have ridden in Orlando as well. I...

Oh, and I have ridden in Orlando as well. I imagine it would have been as scary as hell had I not been riding in an alleycat race and playing in a bike polo tourney. Also Riding in Gainesville, and...
06-14-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By jakbikesdc

I've been carfree in Pensacola for the last three...

I've been carfree in Pensacola for the last three years. Not a hard thing for me since I used to mtnbike almost everyday after school all through HS. And there's never been a period in my life longer...
04-09-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 785
Posted By jakbikesdc

Drink up, Missouri!

I'm going to be riding from STL, MO > Columbia> Eminence, MO. Does anyone know of any good breweries along this route?...
Forum: Touring
04-04-10, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

So I've edited it. I can't seem to correct...

So I've edited it.

I can't seem to correct some of the stray lines.
...
Forum: Touring
04-03-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

Just wanted to give you all a little bike candy....

Just wanted to give you all a little bike candy. I just recently invested in new Nitto North Road bars and a Brooks Champion B17 saddle that I got for a steal on ebay. These parts will be going on my...
Forum: Touring
04-03-10, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

Alright, thanks. This is the route I'm...

Alright, thanks.

This is the route I'm wanting to take:
http://www.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=108552572965330213297.000481e22e34948c4d541&z=8&iwloc=000483083cca76cc90df1
Forum: Touring
03-30-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

I finally finished my route on google. Of course,...

I finally finished my route on google. Of course, it can be easily changed.
It involves State hwy. B and a few other state hwys. I figure I'd rather be on a road with a narrow shoulder and low...
Forum: Touring
03-28-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

Thanks for all the user info. I have seen these...

Thanks for all the user info. I have seen these website entries. That's definitely encouraging.

Now I just need to figure out the southern portion of the route. Are there any great breweries...
Forum: Touring
03-28-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By jakbikesdc

OMG That Bridge looks scary!!! Jefferson City, MO

cyclotourists in MO,

I'm going to be in the Peck Ranch Conservation area, MO this summer for a summer field technician job working with songbirds. Before I start in May I will be in St. Louis to...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,955,750
Posted By jakbikesdc

Tight fit sounds about right....looks like you...

Tight fit sounds about right....looks like you opened up your bike's legs and took a pic of her vag!:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-18-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By jakbikesdc

Madsen Cycles. I don't think they're offered in...

Madsen Cycles. I don't think they're offered in the US, yet.

http://madsencycles.com/
Forum: Commuting
10-14-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,882
Posted By jakbikesdc

Ride to school 6.5mi. ...

Ride to school 6.5mi.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa244/jakbikesdc/Misc/2UWF.jpg

downtown to bike polo. 5.5 mi.
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa244/jakbikesdc/Misc/polo.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-28-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By jakbikesdc

ABSOLUTELY! carfree since Jan. '07!

ABSOLUTELY!
carfree since Jan. '07!
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,588
Posted By jakbikesdc

22 M, Carfree. 12mi. r/t to classes 5 days a...

22 M, Carfree.
12mi. r/t to classes 5 days a week. Bike polo twice a week. The occasional 13mi. ride to the beach. Wait why am I logging my miles? I'm carfree, everywhere I go is via a bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,955,750
Posted By jakbikesdc

Nice! Tk101 isn't my favorite, but it works when...

Nice! Tk101 isn't my favorite, but it works when 96.1-The rocket is on commercial.
Are you interested in Pcola Bike Polo at all? We play on Monday and Wednesday nights. PM me if so....
Forum: Commuting
09-01-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,460
Posted By jakbikesdc

They're all still there. I don't have a mtnbike,...

They're all still there. I don't have a mtnbike, but mtnbiked all through HS, and I ride daily so riding those Treks on the UWF trails was a blast!

We rode our bikes to campus to ride those Treks....
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 05:58 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 26,460
Posted By jakbikesdc

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa244/jakbikesd...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa244/jakbikesdc/Places/n1574640024_30008631_7885.jpg

That's me in the rear of the picture. My friend Clint is in the front. This was at a Trek factory demo. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,955,750
Posted By jakbikesdc

Noice! I had that setup initially but have added...

Noice! I had that setup initially but have added a shorter stem and straight bars cut down to 40 cm. Straight bars look sick with the straight fork on the Paddy 07, FYI in case you wanted to try...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,252
Posted By jakbikesdc

Just for clarity, the part about all the 150-300...

Just for clarity, the part about all the 150-300 bikers in the street and how "this road is for my car doofus" was all Rush L. I put everything that he said in [ ].

To respond to the block party:...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 14,384
Posted By jakbikesdc

-you lock your bike up on the other side of...

-you lock your bike up on the other side of campus so you can actually walk to class. Because the first half of the semester you've ridden between class, home, work, downtown, and rarely walk...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,252
Posted By jakbikesdc

I was in the DC metro area visiting my parents...

I was in the DC metro area visiting my parents last week. They are Fundamentalist christians and full-on Reagan conservatives. Also, they leave their radios on WMAL all day long. Well I happened to...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakbikesdc

Gotcha. I used to ride/ run the Accotink trail...

Gotcha. I used to ride/ run the Accotink trail alot in HS. Lots of good single track off the main trails for mtbking/trail running. The part of the west end I was worried about was if there is a 495...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-08, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakbikesdc

Well for those that do live farther east, does...

Well for those that do live farther east, does that part of the route that I drew up look good?

I do remember biking a small section of Rossyln in Jan. '07 and remember seeing a biker flying down...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakbikesdc

Well good that was my first try at making that...

Well good that was my first try at making that map. I haven't even ridden on any of these roads, and probably can't even remember what they looked like back four years ago when I was driving in VA.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By jakbikesdc

NoVA-DC Route questions.

My brother will be starting a 4yr. program at Art Institute in Rosslyn coming this fall or spring. I was trying to find him the best route to get from west Springfield to AI in Rosslyn.

He has...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 01:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,265
Posted By jakbikesdc

Fav: Blooming Magnolia trees in the warm, night...

Fav: Blooming Magnolia trees in the warm, night air of the deep south, and long leaf pine fragrance after a good rain.
Worst: couple days old roadkill. I try to hold my breath, though there have...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 12:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,376
Posted By jakbikesdc

I know right! It was in the 90s today. I...

I know right! It was in the 90s today.

I didn't have classes today, but I needed to turn in my lab notebook (bio student, yeah). So what did I do? I sprinted the whole 6mi. to the...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,117
Posted By jakbikesdc

I've never been there, but I have made the...

I've never been there, but I have made the observation that KY can do this^ to people. My roommate just recently escaped life in KY, and she "in concept" will reflect this attitude. She has...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 12:06 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,685
Posted By jakbikesdc

full time student of Marine biology. I do also...

full time student of Marine biology. I do also ride 14mi. to volunteer with the Park Service about 3 or 4 times a month. we ride ATVs around on the Gulf coast beaches looking for the nests of birds...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,399
Posted By jakbikesdc

I wish I could find a cheat for the interstates....

I wish I could find a cheat for the interstates. The two interstates that cross Pensacola(one crosses vertically, the other crosses horizontally) have only one or two streets which cross under or...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By jakbikesdc

Nope. It's still torn up. They've finished half...

Nope. It's still torn up. They've finished half of the road from Navarre to Opal beach, and the rest should be completed by the end of the year as it is a designated hurricane evacuation route. I...
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