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08-02-15, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 625
Posted By newsace

Archdale Drug/Bobby Labonte Foundation Tour de Reason - Thomasville, NC - August 29

August 29, 2015 - Thomasville, NC
50K, 70K, and 100K routes
$25 per person, individual registration
$20 per person for teams/groups of 8 or more

The Bobby Labonte Foundation and its founder,...
Forum: Southeast
05-13-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,344
Posted By newsace

Expanded version of the above article: ...

Expanded version of the above article:

http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090513/NEWS01/90513058
05-12-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,408
Posted By newsace

Couple of other guys from work and I (the lone...

Couple of other guys from work and I (the lone Clyde amongst our mini peleton) try to ride in a couple of times a week. Trying to make it all five days this week.
Forum: Southeast
05-12-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,344
Posted By newsace

Reopening this weekend: ...

Reopening this weekend:

http://blogs.citizen-times.com/blogs/index.php?blog=45
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 984
Posted By newsace

And if they do that, they need to be sure to fork...

And if they do that, they need to be sure to fork over a decent sum to the LBS, too, for doing the sizing. The LBS is there to do business, not to give us all free sizing services or the opportunity...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By newsace

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Digging...

Thanks for the suggestions thus far. Digging further on the Axiom site took me to the Trunk Pack, which looks like it might work. Since it mounts on top, heel strike would probably be less likely.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,831
Posted By newsace

Rack for Compact Frame Road Bike

I'm commuting on a 2003 Specialized Allez Sport (or whatever they called the very base model that year) and looking to see if it can easily be made more commute-friendly. I have a basic Trek rear...
Forum: Southeast
05-21-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 10,556
Posted By newsace

Great pics and reports. Thanks for sharing....

Great pics and reports. Thanks for sharing. That's two of these rides I'd hoped to join in, and two I've missed. Maybe I'll make the next one.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By newsace

It was called the Reevu. From the looks of the...

It was called the Reevu. From the looks of the Web site (www.reevu.com), though, it looks like they're only doing motorcycle helmets now.
08-31-07, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By newsace

A lot of it is luck of the draw. I have three...

A lot of it is luck of the draw. I have three jerseys from the same company (from century rides), none of which fits like either of the others. A 2X from this company (Hincapie, so it's mostly...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-07, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,420
Posted By newsace

I generally hang mine on my bike and/or on a hook...

I generally hang mine on my bike and/or on a hook behind my office door. I spray them with Febreze, and turn a desk fan on them--so the clothes dry quickly, but leave a nice sweat/Febreze odor in the...
Forum: Southeast
07-24-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,690
Posted By newsace

Not sure if I can make it, but I might join you...

Not sure if I can make it, but I might join you guys. For future reference for those of you who "ain't from 'round here," even though we bill the Fletcher Flyer as the "flattest century in the...
Forum: Southeast
07-24-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,639
Posted By newsace

The Electric City Cycling Club is in Anderson,...

The Electric City Cycling Club is in Anderson, although it seems to have been fairly inactive the past few years other than to organize three rides: Jubilee Joy Ride, Isaqueena's Last Stand, and Ride...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
Posted By newsace

Timing depends on whether I'm riding alone or...

Timing depends on whether I'm riding alone or with some other folks from work.

If alone, rise at 6:15ish, dress and load bike on car, drive wife to work so she arrives at 6:55ish. I'm on the bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-07, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,827
Posted By newsace

+1 on the Voler shorts. Although the last time I...

+1 on the Voler shorts. Although the last time I checked the Web site, they had stopped selling the particular version I like. Fortunately, I stocked up a couple of years ago, so I've got three pair...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,827
Posted By newsace

It's all in your comfort needs (both physical and...

It's all in your comfort needs (both physical and psychological). Personally, I can't stand to ride more than a couple of miles in anything except "real" cycling shorts--it's just not comfortable to...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-07, 12:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,706
Posted By newsace

Generally, no stopping other than stop...

Generally, no stopping other than stop signs/lights on the 10-ish mile version of my commute I'm currently doing, although I'm open to stopping if not riding alone (and I'm not against stopping for...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 981
Posted By newsace

Alone or with a group of 10 or less (preferably...

Alone or with a group of 10 or less (preferably much less). My general preference is alone or with only one or two other people, but we've got a nice group of about 6 or 7 who've been commuting...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-07, 09:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,834
Posted By newsace

5'9", 245 lbs here, commuting (10 hilly miles...

5'9", 245 lbs here, commuting (10 hilly miles each way) 2-3 times per week for the past month or so. Steadily knocking off time from the morning half of the ride: 55 minutes last week, 51 on Monday,...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-07, 11:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,412
Posted By newsace

Actually, yes. I stood there in the rain for...

Actually, yes. I stood there in the rain for awhile, brushing myself off, washing dirt and gravel out of the scrapes, letting the adrenaline calm down, and picking up the pieces of my headlight...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,412
Posted By newsace

Took my only spill (thus far, not counting a...

Took my only spill (thus far, not counting a couple of embarrassing topples from failing to disengage from the pedals) similarly on the first day I ever commuted, during 2003 Strive Not to Drive...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,313
Posted By newsace

For some reason, this site doesn't properly...

For some reason, this site doesn't properly display on either my TRS-80 or my Coleco Adam (now there was a high tech "computer").
Forum: Commuting
05-19-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By newsace

I've not yet gotten myself into the regular...

I've not yet gotten myself into the regular commuting routine, but for the days I do, I'm lucky to have a private office and a locker room with lockers and shower (the benefits of working at a...
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By newsace

But for the OP, don't count on this. Of the...

But for the OP, don't count on this. Of the couple dozen supported rides I've done, none of them has had someone handing out water bottles at every rest stop; only two of them have had hand-out...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 600
Posted By newsace

Trunk bag sag

Anybody else have a problem with a trunk bag listing to one side? Mine's a Nashbar bag, with four hook-and-loop straps to attach it to the rack. No matter how tightly I cinch the straps, and no...
12-23-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By newsace

Interesting article re: Christmas morning bikes

http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/25030.html?cprose=daily
Forum: Commuting
12-21-06, 12:51 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,429
Posted By newsace

I would say I'm in the 90-95% non-scofflaw range....

I would say I'm in the 90-95% non-scofflaw range. There's one traffic light I'll run, after waiting a minute or so (not sure exactly how long is required to determine it's "non functioning," but I...
12-20-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,001
Posted By newsace

I'm hoping that's all it takes. I'm almost...

I'm hoping that's all it takes. I'm almost positive it's not the cat that's causing it. The shirt smelled just fine this morning when I put it on, but I noticed the smell when I stopped after riding...
12-20-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,704
Posted By newsace

+1 (and to Tom's story, too) -- I'm currently...

+1 (and to Tom's story, too) -- I'm currently about 3/4 of the way through the book, on my fourth or fifth reading of it. This time around, it coincides (again) with an attempt to finally get in...
Forum: Foo
12-20-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,444
Posted By newsace

I was born at East End Memorial Hospital,...

I was born at East End Memorial Hospital, Birmingham, AL, about six hours (by car; just slightly more by bike) from where I live.
12-20-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,001
Posted By newsace

"Cat pee" smell on fleece

I can't think of any better way to describe it.

I recently bought a couple of long-sleeved fleece athletic shirts, and they smell like cat pee after washing. At first I thought it was literal --...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-06, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,417
Posted By newsace

Especially when the actual temperature is...

Especially when the actual temperature is somewhere around 75. The thermometer readout just seems (on mine, at least) to be a fairly random number.
Replies: 27
Views: 1,611
Posted By newsace

Can't give any advice on your original question,...

Can't give any advice on your original question, but I'll chime in to say it's a good ride, and it is pretty tough. I've not yet done Bridge to Bridge (read Mike Magnusson's (sp?) Heft on Wheels for...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-06, 06:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,388
Posted By newsace

True, but I guess I'm thinking that approach may...

True, but I guess I'm thinking that approach may not be as easy to translate to bicycles, since our (U.S., at least) society is so car-centric. You can pretty easily find a halfway decent used car,...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-06, 01:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,388
Posted By newsace

But until we can get enough of them on decent...

But until we can get enough of them on decent $150 (or so) bikes and get them comfortable riding on the roads as part of traffic, they won't think they need one to get around. Until then, IMHO,...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-06, 01:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,388
Posted By newsace

It's not just the new riders, and it's not just...

It's not just the new riders, and it's not just at the LBS. Although I probably still qualify as a newbie to many, at least in terms of "serious" cycling (I got re-interested in cycling in 2002), I...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By newsace

I don't have an answer for you, but I've wondered...

I don't have an answer for you, but I've wondered the same thing as regards my car bike rack (an earlier version of this one: http://www.thuleracks.com/thule/images/products/thumb/916.jpg). It holds...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-06, 01:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By newsace

I've done a few mornings in the low 30s to low...

I've done a few mornings in the low 30s to low 40s in the past week -- which is pretty hardcore for me. Today will be my first ride home (well, to the parking lot where I leave my car when I commute)...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By newsace

Yeah, I found that out the hard way a couple of...

Yeah, I found that out the hard way a couple of years ago with an order from one side or the other of the Nashbar/Performance conglomerate. It was, indeed, absolutely useless. I checked the tracking...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-06, 03:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,743
Posted By newsace

Although I've long read about the kind of...

Although I've long read about the kind of benefits everyone has mentioned about riding in the dark, I had never tried it until a week or so ago. I'm a commuter more in spirit than in actual practice,...
Replies: 243
Views: 29,125
Posted By newsace

My first metric century was the 2003 Assault on...

My first metric century was the 2003 Assault on Marion (http://www.geocities.com/thornhillmobilehome/cycling03.html). I had done a couple of 40-50 mile rides beforehand, riding a department store...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-06, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By newsace

I did that last year on Cycle North Carolina --...

I did that last year on Cycle North Carolina -- at least when I packed everything up at home before the trip. Once I got into the ride, I tended to just throw everything in my main bag and not worry...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By newsace

Also available elsewhere, though at a much higher...

Also available elsewhere, though at a much higher price than you paid:...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,063
Posted By newsace

I go with the bandana-as-hanky approach. I've...

I go with the bandana-as-hanky approach. I've never been able to perfect the snot rocket, and really don't care for the concept, anyway. I zip-tied a binder clip to the stem so I can keep the bandana...
10-18-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By newsace

http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/boots.html

http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/boots.html
Forum: Commuting
10-16-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,073
Posted By newsace

I don't wear prescription glasses, but do wear...

I don't wear prescription glasses, but do wear sunglasses or clear lenses all the time when cycling for protection from sun, wind, and/or debris. Have been thinking about trying some downhill or ski...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-06, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By newsace

This doesn't answer the OP's question, but I've...

This doesn't answer the OP's question, but I've had good luck down to about 30 F with my regular fingerless cycling gloves and a cheap ($2 at Big Lots a year or so back) pair of hunter orange fleece...
09-24-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 676,888
Posted By newsace

Yeah, I know that's just what it is: a...

Yeah, I know that's just what it is: a justification. My problem is that I have just not chosen to exercise (pun intended) the willpower to do what I know I need to do. Thanks for the encouragement,...
09-21-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 676,888
Posted By newsace

Same problem for me: Mtn. Dew, nectar of the...

Same problem for me: Mtn. Dew, nectar of the gods. I've managed to go soda-free for as much as a month, but then have one and it's all downhill from there. Tried going with the diet drinks, but just...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By newsace

Same for me, on the (unfortunately) rare days...

Same for me, on the (unfortunately) rare days when I commute. I live on a two line, hilly, winding road that's one of the more popular local roads for cyclists. But at 6-7:30am, it's a high-traffic...
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