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Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,053
Posted By Porter20

I agree with the other posters that you have to...

I agree with the other posters that you have to really just try the bike. Sizes across manufactures seem to be inconsistent as well as sizes year to year with the same manufacturer. I noticed that...
Forum: Southeast
11-29-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By Porter20

Hi Don! Welcome from Central Florida. We have...

Hi Don! Welcome from Central Florida. We have several nice trails down here as well. Once project I'm excited about is the Florida Coast to Coast trail project. They are attempted to connect many...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,395
Posted By Porter20

I ran up on a car with an older couple taking in...

I ran up on a car with an older couple taking in the sights. With other cars flying up the other lane and me being a new cyclist (at the time); I didn't know what I should do. So I just slowed down...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,395
Posted By Porter20

My top speed was 48.3 mph on a downhill off of...

My top speed was 48.3 mph on a downhill off of Hogpen Gap in North Georgia. That was about 5 years ago & 30 lbs less. Currently, I don't like to break 40. Just check my computer from my last ride...
Forum: Southeast
06-24-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,024
Posted By Porter20

John - Congratulations!!! Please be proud...

John -

Congratulations!!! Please be proud of this accomplishment! As a former resident of Greenville, SC, I have several friends that have done BSG (and actually had someone from Florida go up...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,420
Posted By Porter20

If you don't feel the difference or not into it,...

If you don't feel the difference or not into it, I wouldn't buy another for the sake of getting another. Wait until one of the centuries you ride and get a jersey from the century. At least it would...
Forum: Southeast
06-17-13, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,074
Posted By Porter20

Or Facebook. At least in Orlando; that is the...

Or Facebook. At least in Orlando; that is the way they post starting times & locations of the rides. I am impressed with the size of the group down here & it's ability to ride respectably even with...
Forum: Southeast
06-16-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 733
Views: 70,643
Posted By Porter20

I had it all planned today - up early & out the...

I had it all planned today - up early & out the door by 7:00. A quick 40-45 miles and home no later than 9:30 for a full day of Father Day activities. I had eaten breakfast, tires pumped, water...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,093
Posted By Porter20

I don't have any experience with either bicycle -...

I don't have any experience with either bicycle - nor is there a lot of information provided about how much you ride; what kind of riding you do etc. I think you are doing the smart thing by test...
Forum: Southeast
06-11-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Porter20

Do you have a car? I don't know of any bike...

Do you have a car? I don't know of any bike shops or bike rental locations in that area. As mentioned above, the riding in that area is not safe. You have two types of drivers in the Convention...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,712
Posted By Porter20

My worst has to be the time I told some friends...

My worst has to be the time I told some friends that I was going to ride a "Grand Fondue".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,052
Posted By Porter20

I'll give you my story and maybe it will apply to...

I'll give you my story and maybe it will apply to you. I started cycling about 5 years ago in Greenville, SC. All we did was climb hills - all the time. I didn't race and most of our group rides...
Forum: Southeast
06-03-13, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By Porter20

This was a great organized event & our little...

This was a great organized event & our little group from Orlando had a blast! I ended up getting in 63 miles, which is my longest ride in at least 2 years & it felt great! My wife and her mom...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Porter20

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

Thanks for the feedback everyone!
Forum: Southeast
05-21-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By Porter20

We are in. My wife, my mother in law and myself....

We are in. My wife, my mother in law and myself. The girls are riding the 40 mile ride via trail. I am not sure what I am doing. I was going to try for the Century (I'd rather ride roads) but I...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Porter20

Bike to the Beach DC - Anyone done this?

I was checking out this ride & some parts of it look cool and other parts I have questions about.

Has anyone on this forum done it? I see that they bus you over the Chesapeake Bridge which makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,296
Posted By Porter20

I bought an 07 1500 today for $650 so that is...

I bought an 07 1500 today for $650 so that is definitely a pretty good deal - IF the bike fits you. IF it is not your size; it is not a good deal. 2007 was when Shimano switch Ultegra to 10 speeds;...
Forum: Southeast
02-15-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By Porter20

There are a couple of group rides depending on...

There are a couple of group rides depending on where you are staying. I am assuming since she is running the Disney Half; you are staying somewhere near the mouse. Here is the weekly list of rides...
Forum: Southeast
12-28-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By Porter20

What kind of pace are you guys riding?

What kind of pace are you guys riding?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Porter20

Yes - You would have a very difficult time...

Yes - You would have a very difficult time pricing your bike competitively. All the OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturers aka Bike Manufacturers - Trek, Specialized, Cannondale etc.) are buying...
Forum: Southeast
12-26-10, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Porter20

I normally ride in Windemere & Clermont. ...

I normally ride in Windemere & Clermont. Although I have recently moved to a different part of town & may add the Saturday Lakemont ride to my schedule do to being closer.
Forum: Southeast
12-14-10, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Porter20

I asked Santa for a new helmet. I don't know...

I asked Santa for a new helmet. I don't know that I REALLY need one - not that mine is damaged or anything but its three years old & maybe newer technology would be a little better. Plus after...
08-24-10, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By Porter20

Going from a 27 in wheel to 700C wheelset

I picked up an old Panasonic bike from a yard sale the other day & it has 27 X 1 1/4 wheels on it with a couple broken spokes.

I have a pair of old 700C wheelset sitting my garage.

What...
Forum: Southeast
05-25-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Porter20

Riding down there late, late summer (except for...

Riding down there late, late summer (except for Labor day) or early Fall is a much different experience. The OBX really winds down quickly following summer & it is one of my favorite times to visit...
Forum: Southeast
05-25-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Porter20

You may want to check with others; but I know...

You may want to check with others; but I know north of Duck the speed limit goes from 25 to 45 & is 45 / 50 up to Corolla. There are some areas where their is large shoulders; but there are areas...
Forum: Southeast
05-24-10, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Porter20

I think it depends on what part of 12 you are...

I think it depends on what part of 12 you are planning on riding. You may want to post what area you are in & that could give you a better idea. I know on the north part of the OBX (Corolla & Duck)...
Forum: Southeast
05-16-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By Porter20

Redeemed07 - Just a thought, they do have a...

Redeemed07 - Just a thought, they do have a bicycle rental shack (west of Oakland). Not sure of the rates, but that might be an option to at least try it out. I get the feeling that it is much...
Forum: Southeast
05-08-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By Porter20

There are not really any trails of sorts in the...

There are not really any trails of sorts in the Dr. P area. I would suggest heading to the West Orange Trail which is a little north & a little west of there. The easiest way there is take the...
Forum: Southeast
05-08-10, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By Porter20

There are not really any trails of sorts in the...

There are not really any trails of sorts in the Dr. P area. I would suggest heading to the West Orange Trail which is a little north & a little west of there. The easiest way there is take the...
Forum: Southeast
04-18-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By Porter20

My vote is for Greenville, SC also. I relocated...

My vote is for Greenville, SC also. I relocated from there about a year ago & it is a great place. The city really has poured a lot of money into the city building a new minor league stadium &...
Forum: Southeast
03-15-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By Porter20

Enjoy it! I hope you are bringing a mountain...

Enjoy it! I hope you are bringing a mountain bike though. Shingle Creek the last I heard was a dirt / mulched paths (nature trails). Also, be careful riding down International Drive - it is a...
Forum: Southeast
02-18-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By Porter20

I might be seeing you this year. I am coming to...

I might be seeing you this year. I am coming to Duck the first week of August; but haven't decided if I am bring the bike or not. And if I do bring the bike, if I can actually get up at 5 a.m...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 09:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,007
Posted By Porter20

I enjoy these message boards as much as anyone...

I enjoy these message boards as much as anyone and I do find most of the subjects humorous; however, I am very impressed with everyone's ability to step up & support one of their own especialy in...
Replies: 11
Views: 869
Posted By Porter20

Congrats Steve!! Completing that first century is...

Congrats Steve!! Completing that first century is always special. The great thing about centuries is they are all memoriable. Get signed up for another one!
Forum: Southeast
09-12-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 523
Posted By Porter20

Try this link below - it does a good job at...

Try this link below - it does a good job at listing rides in Florida.

http://www.floridabicycle.org/fbtc/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,149
Posted By Porter20

158 Miles. Goal: 200 miles in one day. Maybe...

158 Miles. Goal: 200 miles in one day. Maybe the STP.
Forum: Southeast
09-03-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 904
Posted By Porter20

Piper_chuck congrats on your move. I miss South...

Piper_chuck congrats on your move. I miss South Carolina a lot. If you get the hall pass sometime, be sure to check out Greenville (about 1.5 hour away) & go ride some hills. Or if you are real...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,932
Posted By Porter20

5 Guys Burgers & Fries!

5 Guys Burgers & Fries!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,025
Posted By Porter20

I agree with all the have suggested the 11-23. I...

I agree with all the have suggested the 11-23. I moved here from the hills, so I already had a compact with a 11-25 & the spacing made riding in all the groups difficult. So I got a 12-23 from a...
Forum: Southeast
09-01-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By Porter20

I am planning to ride the full ride. I moved to...

I am planning to ride the full ride. I moved to west Orlando; kind of over near the theme park world. I have enjoy the move so far; but wish we could turn off this afternoon thunderstorm thing so I...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By Porter20

First of all congrats on attempting it. That is...

First of all congrats on attempting it. That is a big deal! A couple things I remind people who tell me they are out for their first centuries:

1) attitude is huge; believing (knowing you can do...
08-31-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Porter20

Stupid Cassette Question

I have a road bike & bought a new set of wheels. So I got a new cassette - an Ultegra 12-23 (10 speed)because the guy at the bike shop swears that is what everyone here rides (I am in a much flatter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Porter20

Congratulations!! Getting that first century out...

Congratulations!! Getting that first century out of the way is always a big accomplishment. Take your time, savor the feeling & then get signed up for another!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,001
Posted By Porter20

I have always used this (and this is based on the...

I have always used this (and this is based on the high temperature of the ride)
60's - armwarmers
high 50's - armwarmers, & vest
low 50's - legwarmers, armwarmers
high 40's - legwarmers,...
08-31-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,197
Posted By Porter20

My understanding is that Nike never made their...

My understanding is that Nike never made their own cycling stuff. They had a joint contract with Trek & Trek provided the stuff to them (with the Nike markings) & Nike used their name & power of...
Forum: Southeast
08-26-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By Porter20

Congrats on getting back on the bike! I am...

Congrats on getting back on the bike! I am planning on riding the Horrible Hundred also!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 766
Posted By Porter20

I am 5'8 & ride a 54 cm Madone 5.1 (2007 model I...

I am 5'8 & ride a 54 cm Madone 5.1 (2007 model I think). I look at a 56 cm; but just felt a whole lot more comfortable on the 54 cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-09, 05:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 173
Posted By Porter20

Roof Rack on Chevy Equinox

Anybody on here successfully find a roof rack that fits on a Chevrolet Equinox? They have the weirdest excuse for luggage rack, I ever seen. Totally unfunctionable. Thanks in advance.
Forum: Southeast
07-22-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By Porter20

You may want to check obxtri.com; they had a...

You may want to check obxtri.com; they had a couple group rides listed on their site.
07-19-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,258
Posted By Porter20

Right on.

Right on.
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