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Forum: Touring
09-08-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

I was literally planning on making a post about...

I was literally planning on making a post about this tonight. Perfect timing. I'll check this out. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

The shop I bought it from told me they did this...

The shop I bought it from told me they did this before I picked it up. Should I have it done again? It should have about 300 miles on it now. I changed jobs not long after I bought it and had to...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

I wasn't thinking of spending that much on racks...

I wasn't thinking of spending that much on racks but those are beautiful.
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20170506_163222_2370e312a79bbe84c75a0490a45625e01cde0775.jpg

I found this pic on my phone of my DT when I first brought it home. She...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

This made me laugh. I haven't toured but I have...

This made me laugh. I haven't toured but I have lugged my own fat butt up some hills on bikes and you're right.

The guy my DT will be going to is a Trek dealer that's been in the community for...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

I'm a big believer in buy once cry once. I'd...

I'm a big believer in buy once cry once. I'd much rather have the best quality I can get upfront rather then be constantly replacing things as the break. I was leaning towards the Surly racks but I...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By jwill226

Surly DT for hauling groceries and a fat man (rack and wheels question)

I'm a long haul truck driver that has a couple year old Surly Disk Trucker (58cm, 700c) sitting at home. I'm planning on bringing it out on the road with me. It will be kept in my trailer and used...
06-13-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,114
Posted By jwill226

We earned it, lol. We got 180% of our normal...

We earned it, lol. We got 180% of our normal rainfall this winter.
06-13-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,114
Posted By jwill226

I had 2 Fitbit Surge watches. IMHO they where...

I had 2 Fitbit Surge watches. IMHO they where both junk and couldn't hold up to the sweat from me lifting weights. One lasted 3 months the replacement lasted 2 weeks. Hopefully you will have...
06-13-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,114
Posted By jwill226

I have to agree with the others about the...

I have to agree with the others about the calories burned readings. This is what Samsung Health says I burned on my ride yesterday. I dont have a HR monitor yet so this is just what it figured off...
06-13-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,114
Posted By jwill226

There are water bottle cages you can buy that...

There are water bottle cages you can buy that have clamps so you can put them where ever you have the room on the frame. There are holders that will attach off the seat post too. Personally I...
06-13-17, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,799
Posted By jwill226

We are the same weight and so far I've had no...

We are the same weight and so far I've had no problems with the stock 700s on my Surly but I dont go off pavement except for my own driveway. When you get your bike make sure a good bike mechanic go...
06-13-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,503
Posted By jwill226

360lb Clyde checking in.... Don't worry about...

360lb Clyde checking in.... Don't worry about what other people say. You're doing what you need to do to be healthy and happy. If someone makes fun of how you look on a bike ask them if they go...
06-13-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,114
Posted By jwill226

I am in no way shape or form a diet expert so...

I am in no way shape or form a diet expert so take this for what it's worth. When I go for a ride my average ride lately is 27 miles and I'm going to try and do more in the near future. I take...
05-29-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By jwill226

Having never used cycling shorts before I can...

Having never used cycling shorts before I can only go by what I read. They are skin tight. I fell right between two sizes so I went with the smaller size. I don't know anyone personally that uses...
05-28-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By jwill226

Yet another "why does my butt hurt" question.

I'll try not to be too graphic here.

I have a new Surly DT with the stock saddle. I was sized and the seat was adjusted by the LBS as they watched me ride around. Until now I have been riding in...
05-28-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,435
Posted By jwill226

Welcome fellow Super Clyde... I'm 6 foot...

Welcome fellow Super Clyde...

I'm 6 foot tall and 360lbs so we are not too far off in size. While I can't offer as much advice as many of the people here I'll tell you what I did. About a month...
Forum: Touring
05-16-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,095
Posted By jwill226

I listen to my local police radio frequencies as...

I listen to my local police radio frequencies as a hobby. They are constantly running homeless people out of our local post offices. The first offence the person is given a trespass warning. The...
05-14-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By jwill226

I can relate to the worry about the wheels...

I can relate to the worry about the wheels staying true. I'm just getting back into cycling and am 60lbs over the weight rating of my new bike not counting water and tools. The first couple rides I...
05-08-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,796
Posted By jwill226

I have Samsung health but I didn't realize it...

I have Samsung health but I didn't realize it would give you all those numbers. I guess I didn't look that far I to it because I thought it seemed basic. I guess I should take another look and see...
05-07-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,796
Posted By jwill226

What phone apps do you use when riding?

I haven't picked up a dedicated bike computer yet so I'm using my phone to track my rides until I do. Do you have any particular apps to track your rides or help motivate you?

Right now I'm using...
05-06-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 36,862
Posted By jwill226

I guess I can post this here. She's brand new...

I guess I can post this here. She's brand new with 2 miles on her. I just brought her home today. I'm just getting back into riding after 5 years. 2017 Surly Disk Trucker
...
05-06-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

That's what I'd like to do but I'm trying to keep...

That's what I'd like to do but I'm trying to keep my goals easily obtainable. I will push for the big ride but if I only make the small one I'll still be happy and will have a jumpstart on killing...
05-06-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Truth be told I have a couple spots I want to...

Truth be told I have a couple spots I want to work my way up to being able to camp over night. The first one isn't too bad, 35 miles and about 2000ft of climbing. The second is 50 miles and 5000ft...
05-06-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

I hate reading posts that have no conclusion so...

I hate reading posts that have no conclusion so here it is, my new 58cm D-LHT. I just got her home today. I'm grinning like a little kid with a pocket full of candy.

The easy part is over...
04-30-17, 01:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

I went with disk. I'm in a rural are and road...

I went with disk. I'm in a rural are and road bikes aren't big sellers. Most people go for the low end MTBs. So I knew ordering would have to happen. Part of my problem is I've been working 6...
04-29-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Good news... finally. I found a shop that is...

Good news... finally. I found a shop that is ordering me a LHT. The should have it from the factory on Wednesday. On either Saturday or Sunday I will be making the 5 hour round trip drive to go...
04-26-17, 03:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Sorry I haven't replied in awhile. Work has had...

Sorry I haven't replied in awhile. Work has had me going none stop lately. Where are down 3 guys in a 8 guy department so I haven't been able to leave town to search bike stores. I've been...
04-06-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

I went to the Cannondale dealer today to see...

I went to the Cannondale dealer today to see about getting fitted and bounce some questions off the employees. What a waste of time. They only had 3 different models on the floor. There was 3...
04-05-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

What about something like the Cannondale Law...

What about something like the Cannondale Law Enforcement bike?

MTB, rear rack comes with it. 36 spokes front and rear. Good range in gearing. Might not win races but I shouldnt be last either. ...
04-05-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Thanks again for all the help. I'm spending just...

Thanks again for all the help. I'm spending just about every free minute reading and way over thinking everything. I spent 1.5 hours after work beating up on a stationary bike at the gym and...
04-05-17, 06:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

I'm in Crescent City California. The nearest...

I'm in Crescent City California. The nearest dealers that show on the Surly site is San Francisco and Portland. I'm right in the middle of those two.
04-04-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

It might be. I saw that a REI staff member...

It might be. I saw that a REI staff member posted tge 250lb limit in a FAK about the bike on their site.
04-04-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

The ADV 1.1 has a maximum weight (rider and gear)...

The ADV 1.1 has a maximum weight (rider and gear) of 250lbs. By myself I'm nearly 100lbs over that. I don't think that would be a good choice.
04-04-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Vased off the stationery torture device in the...

Vased off the stationery torture device in the gym I should have no problem but I'll be making a couple weekend test runs first.

The more I read the more overwhelmed I get. So much has changed...
04-04-17, 04:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Thanks again for the reply. I've been...

Thanks again for the reply.

I've been reading on all the suggestions and I'm liking what I see with the Salsa Marrakesh. I see it comes with 36 spoke front and rear wheels. Will these wheels be...
04-02-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

Thanks for the reply. I'm defiantly wanting...

Thanks for the reply.

I'm defiantly wanting disk brakes.

I'd prefer drop bars for the options in hand placement.

I've had 18cm tires before and dont want to go that route for sure. I...
04-02-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,386
Posted By jwill226

LHT for Clyde commuting? Other options?

Long story short I had to sell off my bikes a few years ago to pay the bills and now I'm looking to get back into it. I'm 39 years old, 6' tall, and around 340lbs.

I want to start commuting to...
05-23-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By jwill226

Clipless and Shoes for 13EEEE beginner

Hello everyone. I was a member of BF a while back, mainly a lurker but for some reason the forum had no record of me so I had to start a new account.

I'm looking to start this summer out by...
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