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04-28-09, 04:53 PM
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Posted By jdcii

Constiner ride across America

My son and I are riding from Astoria, Oregon to Ocean City, Maryland beginning June 2010. We are doing this ride for three reasons. Our initial reason is to raise some money for cancer research. ...
07-08-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jdcii

Anyone interested in riding across country in...

Anyone interested in riding across country in 2010. Sure I know its a ways off, what better way to plan.
Forum: Touring
06-25-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By jdcii

The side wall ripped out. About 4 inches just...

The side wall ripped out. About 4 inches just above the bead.
Forum: Touring
06-25-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By jdcii

Tire question

I'm 275 pounds and I usually carry around 25-30 pounds in my bags on a daily commute. My Jamis Aurora came with Vittoria Randonneur 32mm tires. Within 150 miles my sidewall blew out just above the...
Forum: Touring
06-23-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jdcii

We would like to do most of it by camping or side...

We would like to do most of it by camping or side of the road. Every few days ideally it would be some place where we can shower, etc.
Is it better to plan your route around places you want to...
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jdcii

Thanks, we are looking at starting June of 2010

Thanks, we are looking at starting June of 2010
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jdcii

-The GAP might not be a bad plan. - I'm not...

-The GAP might not be a bad plan.
- I'm not really trying to this all road, I will be on a touring bike though, so I'd like to stay with a relatively nice surface.
- my three places I want most...
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jdcii

Google mapped and then altered the course. I've...

Google mapped and then altered the course.
I've tried some of the states DOT sites. I threw this one out there to get some input.
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By jdcii

suggestions on this route

Like safety, if you're familiar with those roads are bicycles allowed on them, etc?

...
06-19-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jdcii

You now can make donations through the myspace...

You now can make donations through the myspace page. www.myspace.com/dougconstinerride
06-17-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By jdcii

Doug Constiner Ride across America

Hi everyone,

My name is John Constiner, I am 33 years old. I have a 14 year old son, Brad. Together we will ride across the country on our bicycles from Astoria, Oregon to Ocean City,...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By jdcii

bodyglide works well for chafing too

bodyglide works well for chafing too
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By jdcii

In hindsight, calling the guy a c*cksucker...

In hindsight, calling the guy a c*cksucker probably wasn't a good thing to do. The thing is 95% of the time I just shake my head and blow it off. I think with the tire blowing, and the built up...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By jdcii

I should have belittled him and told my 14 year...

I should have belittled him and told my 14 year old son to take care of him.. lol.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By jdcii

You got me there, it's early. lol.

You got me there, it's early. lol.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By jdcii

what a ride home last night

My commute is about 17 miles one way. My son and I are planning across country trip in 2010 and have started our training. He meets me at my work in the afternoon and we head home together. As we...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By jdcii

1) My commute is also 17 miles one way. I'm...

1) My commute is also 17 miles one way. I'm usually out the door by 4:20 am and around at work around 5:40 or so. I start at 6am. I really feel if you want to do this you will eventually be forced...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-08, 04:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 790
Posted By jdcii

Good luck with that. Not one person on here is...

Good luck with that. Not one person on here is going to say this is what you need. I'd look into the Jamis line. The aurora is a nice bike. Other than that, what are you looking for? steel?
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,328
Posted By jdcii

My wife yelled at me the other day, she said I...

My wife yelled at me the other day, she said I "mosey" along more now. I'm not in such a hurry to get any where anymore.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,359
Posted By jdcii

I'd be more impressed if he was on a bike. I...

I'd be more impressed if he was on a bike.

I like dressing like a superhero. I wish it was cool to wear a cape. lol.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,798
Posted By jdcii

I picked my aurora up for $760.

I picked my aurora up for $760.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,798
Posted By jdcii

Look into the jamis line. I think you might be...

Look into the jamis line. I think you might be pleased.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,892
Posted By jdcii

I guess my question would be, how do they prove...

I guess my question would be, how do they prove that the pawn shop knew the bike was stolen?
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By jdcii

That makes sense, good point.

That makes sense, good point.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,759
Posted By jdcii

I'm not trying to be a smart arse here, but what...

I'm not trying to be a smart arse here, but what does it matter if the weight is on your back or off your back on the rack? Either way you have to exert the same amount of energy.
I myself, have...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,798
Posted By jdcii

I'll be starting this week on a touring bike,...

I'll be starting this week on a touring bike, Jamis Aurora. I specifically bought a touring bike for commuting because of the stability and gearing the bike offers. Whether I'll like it compared to...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By jdcii

Finally ordered my new bike...

I placed the order for my new bike last night at my LBS. It should be in next tuesday; by the latest Friday. I'm pretty excited. So what did I buy? I bought an '08 Jamis Aurora. I'm putting a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,539
Posted By jdcii

I'm still laughing thanks!

I'm still laughing thanks!
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By jdcii

will do

will do
Forum: Touring
05-06-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By jdcii

disc brakes

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to disc brakes v/s cantilever brakes?
Here may be even a dumber question... If you want to add fenders to your bike do you need to have disc brakes?
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,828
Posted By jdcii

The next question should be what time do we have...

The next question should be what time do we have to be in bed by in order to get up when we do.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 05:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,828
Posted By jdcii

I'm out the door by 4:20am.

I'm out the door by 4:20am.
05-05-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 871
Posted By jdcii

I just became car-lite a week ago. Family of 6,...

I just became car-lite a week ago. Family of 6, we still have the wife's car. But I was driving a "shaggin wagon" 1994 chevy astro van. The van was a pig. It was closing in on 200,000 miles,...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 04:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By jdcii

feet dry?

I'm in Northeastern Ohio. The first and foremost concern of mine is safety, the second being, warmth. How do you keep your feet dry. The rain has never bothered me, but when the temperature is...
05-05-08, 04:23 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 227,948
Posted By jdcii

Well I sold my van last wednesday and my family...

Well I sold my van last wednesday and my family is down to one car, forcing me to commute back and forth to work. Surprisingly, my wife has been very supportive. She must want me to slim down or...
05-01-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By jdcii

My bad I didn't realize this has already been...

My bad I didn't realize this has already been discussed.
05-01-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 730
Posted By jdcii

ktrak

Have any of you seen this? Have you used it?

https://www.ktrakcycle.com/index.html
Forum: Touring
05-01-08, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By jdcii

I believe its up to your LBS to swap out parts. ...

I believe its up to your LBS to swap out parts. I now Surly just started offering the complete bikes not long ago. You used to just buy the frame and build up from there. Check with your lbs. ...
Forum: Touring
05-01-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By jdcii

My LBS is talking me into the Jamis Aurora. He...

My LBS is talking me into the Jamis Aurora. He said, he wouldn't be able to get the Surly until August. Plus, he's willing to swap out my tires and put the 700 x 37s on the bike. With the Surly...
Forum: Touring
04-30-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By jdcii

being an arse here, but have you tried a running...

being an arse here, but have you tried a running start... how about jumping off the roof top like in old westerns. Seriously though, I've about fallen over a couple times myself. I haven't the...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,944
Posted By jdcii

What always gets me is the vehicle that passes to...

What always gets me is the vehicle that passes to the left of you only 1-2 feet away from you and the vehicles not slowing down. I actually had some idiot scream vulgar names at me last night. I...
Forum: Touring
04-29-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By jdcii

Are you looking at buying surly racks?

Are you looking at buying surly racks?
Forum: Touring
04-29-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By jdcii

I have a bike shop right around the corner from...

I have a bike shop right around the corner from me in Cortland, Ohio and they deal with Surly too. I'd rather give them the business. Thanks.
Forum: Touring
04-29-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,272
Posted By jdcii

Surly LHT

For those you that bought the Surly LHT, what would you recommend upgrading and what do you feel the weakness of the "complete" bike package is? I'm at a toss up between the Surly (leaning heavily...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,152
Posted By jdcii

What is your daily diet of protein/carbs/fats? ...

What is your daily diet of protein/carbs/fats? It might be best to increase your carb intake a little.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,493
Posted By jdcii

Using Tarwheel's approach, by commuting alone,...

Using Tarwheel's approach, by commuting alone, I'm looking at $14.08 a day x 5 x 52 = $3660.80/year. Now, I'm not sure what to average for wear and tear on the bike. But even if I consider $2/day,...
04-29-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,507
Posted By jdcii

Happy Belated bday Roody.

Happy Belated bday Roody.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,493
Posted By jdcii

One of the worst commutes ever, yesterday riding...

One of the worst commutes ever, yesterday riding home I broke a spoke so I switched everything over to my wife's bike until I can fix mine. Riding in this morning about 7 miles into my 16 mile...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-08, 05:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By jdcii

I couldn't agree more. My morning commute to...

I couldn't agree more. My morning commute to work commences around 4:30am. There are very few cars out and most of the time, I only turn my head light on when I see a car coming. Once your eyes...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-08, 04:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,493
Posted By jdcii

Wet, wet, wet. I really need to add fenders. 43...

Wet, wet, wet. I really need to add fenders. 43 degree F. and raining. Overall, the ride was exhilirating. It was a joy as always to be on the bike. It's supposed to rain here all day, so I'll...
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