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Forum: Commuting
02-24-17, 04:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By jharte

I've always followed the formula for bike...

I've always followed the formula for bike ownership ... N+1.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 06:33 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 11,461
Posted By jharte

I like the videos, too. Why are people here...

I like the videos, too. Why are people here offended? Riding takes many forms as is shown on this entire BF site. Entertainment also takes many forms.

From on car-free commuter to another- stay...
Forum: Touring
03-11-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By jharte

Huge congrats on your first century. Many more...

Huge congrats on your first century. Many more will come, I'm sure! You've probably figured out that after you get the physical part down, riding 100+ mikes in a day becomes a mental game. Some...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By jharte

I know! And then the discussion turned to global...

I know! And then the discussion turned to global warming! It just doesn't get much better than this ...!

Green is a pretty good color for bicycle tires. It kind of goes along with the...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,198
Posted By jharte

It's still chilly in the Midwest (and leftover...

It's still chilly in the Midwest (and leftover snow) with lows in the mid to upper 20s F. I'm a thrift store shopper and found a nice Merino wool base layer, fleece mid layer, and Columbia jacket...
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By jharte

Tent camping in New Orleans

Hello. I'm planning a bike ride along the Nachez Trace Parkway, South from Nashville to Nachez. From there on to New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival on April 12-14. I've done some...
08-02-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,132
Posted By jharte

Hey Jeneralist, I suppose the first question you...

Hey Jeneralist, I suppose the first question you will want to answer is if you will be near civilization or not. In 2010 I rode from KCMO to Marietta, GA. Two weeks, 1006 mi. I rode in and out of...
Forum: Touring
07-21-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,387
Posted By jharte

+1 :roflmao2:

+1 :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
07-09-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,116
Posted By jharte

Ditto. My last ride was 1006 mi from KCMO to...

Ditto. My last ride was 1006 mi from KCMO to Marietta, GA. General plan: Head East from KC, head South from St. Charles. Buy maps. What an awesome way to travel ...
05-03-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 388,024
Posted By jharte

Of course, you can't have just one: ...

Of course, you can't have just one:
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Was: boring canary yellow 1988 Specialized Rockhopper. Now: 2012 Satin Black cruiser, 3/4" copper tubing handlebars, jute wrapped grips,...
05-03-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,103
Views: 388,024
Posted By jharte

I've been around BF for a while. One day I...

I've been around BF for a while. One day I stumbled across Alt Bike Culture. This is what happened:
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Was: boring 1981 Raleigh. Now: 2012 Comic Book Bike, red cloth bar tape,...
Forum: Touring
09-01-11, 08:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 388
Posted By jharte

For me I'll jump on the Katy in Missouri and ride...

For me I'll jump on the Katy in Missouri and ride from Clinton to Rocheport. About 86mi one way. There's a nice winery and good food in Rocheport, MO. Always makes for a good weekender.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By jharte

X2. Stop in a couple of bike shops and take one...

X2. Stop in a couple of bike shops and take one or two for a ride. A decent bike shop shouldn't even sell you a bike unless you ride it. That will give you an idea of the size and geometry that fits...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,287
Posted By jharte

I had a Brooks Conquest for a while but didn't...

I had a Brooks Conquest for a while but didn't notice any difference. When I asked a Brooks rep/dealer he told me they actually do best if the rider is over 200lbs (to get the springs to actually...
Forum: Touring
08-10-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,446
Posted By jharte

X2. When I started touring/camping it was just...

X2. When I started touring/camping it was just called...camping. Now some refer to it as 'stealth' camping. If I see someone, I'll always ask. Never been turned down. Big smiles go a long way. If I...
06-11-11, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 745
Posted By jharte

Great idea. Hopefully in the near future there...

Great idea. Hopefully in the near future there will be more clothes designers/companies adding choices for someone looking to commute by bicycle.

I usually find my clothes at the local thrift...
Forum: Touring
06-11-11, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By jharte

Thanks ctyler! That was an awesome idea! I...

Thanks ctyler! That was an awesome idea! I registered, set my home up as a host, AND found someone in St. Charles! (sent email) This is the first time I've heard of Warmshowers.org. What a great...
Forum: Touring
06-10-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By jharte

Ha! 27 miles is even farther than I tried to...

Ha! 27 miles is even farther than I tried to guestimate! Last year I actually pitched my tent behind a dumpster in Frontier Park. Not too bad but I couldn't relax. 27 miles really isn't that bad and...
Forum: Touring
06-10-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,394
Posted By jharte

Add another vote. Nancy, you and your family have...

Add another vote. Nancy, you and your family have inspired thousands!
Forum: Touring
06-10-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By jharte

Overnight in St. Charles, MO

Well crap. Twice. In a couple of weeks I'm going to jump on the Katy and ride to St. Charles and back (to Kansas City). I've been on the trail many times...like many on BF. The problem is St....
Forum: Touring
06-09-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,886
Posted By jharte

Ditto. On my last trip I was able to charge next...

Ditto. On my last trip I was able to charge next to Coke machines and ice machines. I've also charged up while enjoying a nice cup of coffee in coffee houses. My trip last year was just over 1,000 mi...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,778
Posted By jharte

Try different things BUT don't buy the hand...

Try different things BUT don't buy the hand warmers and put them in your shoes. I did that on a 14 mile commute at 18 deg F one morning. At 7 miles my feet were so cold they started hurting really...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,778
Posted By jharte

I want a pair! :D Jerry H

I want a pair! :D

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By jharte

That's friggin' awesome. Jerry H

That's friggin' awesome.

Jerry H
Forum: Touring
11-03-10, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By jharte

+2 on the professional fit. You may find...

+2 on the professional fit. You may find something as simple as adjusting saddle hight or stem height/length will help.

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
11-03-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,461
Posted By jharte

+1.

+1.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-10, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By jharte

Congratulations! That's a lot of commuting...

Congratulations! That's a lot of commuting mileage!

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
10-28-10, 03:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,953
Posted By jharte

I always wanted to have some t-shirts printed on...

I always wanted to have some t-shirts printed on the back something like:
"Riding to work" or "Riding home from work" or "riding instead of driving". At first thought it doesn't seem to be...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By jharte

1800 miles this year on Continentals. One broken...

1800 miles this year on Continentals. One broken spoke. No flats.

It sounds like we get off scott-free but in reality we pay every time we ride these heavy but reliable tires. Lol.

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
10-25-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,576
Posted By jharte

I'm a bicycle commuter. I won't drive unless...

I'm a bicycle commuter. I won't drive unless absolutely necessary. I commute for transportation, not just for fun (although it is!), not just for exercise, not just because I have a right to do so....
10-23-10, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By jharte

That kicks a$$. Jerry H

That kicks a$$.

Jerry H
10-23-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,912
Posted By jharte

The older I get, the harder it is to swing the...

The older I get, the harder it is to swing the leg over the saddle! I have two bikes, an old Raleigh road bike and a converted MTB I use for touring and commuting. The MTB has a small frame and...
10-23-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,512
Posted By jharte

Is this light yellow, rectangle? I still have one...

Is this light yellow, rectangle? I still have one on my commuter. I use it every day. I like it. I don't know what the 'unknown' position does. Mine has the exact same modes.

Not sure why yellow...
Forum: Touring
10-23-10, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By jharte

Nice find. I'm a big fan of lugged steel. That...

Nice find. I'm a big fan of lugged steel. That bike will ride as smooth as freakin' glass!

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 05:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By jharte

I'm lucky I have a few miles of crushed limestone...

I'm lucky I have a few miles of crushed limestone trail to commute home. I leave at 4:15am to work and there isn't any traffic to speak of. Mostly neighborhood streets on my way to work (almost no...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,740
Posted By jharte

Dude that's funny (not funny like...

Dude that's funny (not funny like laughing...funny like interesting).

I've been commuting at my work since I started there in '95. Everyone knows it. Sure they think I'm a nut but who cares,...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,003
Posted By jharte

Sweet vid. Jerry H

Sweet vid.

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
10-11-10, 02:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,003
Posted By jharte

I had a fully loaded '82 Specialized Expedition...

I had a fully loaded '82 Specialized Expedition stolen from a home break-in years ago (before craigslist). I was getting ready for another tour and had everything on it. I was pissed. I wished I had...
Forum: Touring
10-10-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,117
Posted By jharte

Service station bathrooms are my first choice....

Service station bathrooms are my first choice. I'll clean up and do laundry. Hang my clothes on my bike to sun dry. I solo tour and generally don't seek out campgrounds. Rivers in Missouri are...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-10, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,800
Posted By jharte

That's disappointing. I just put a cheap LED...

That's disappointing. I just put a cheap LED strobe on the front. I won't generally don't have as much ped traffic to deal with as I do car traffic. Oh well. Hopefully every little bit helps. Haven't...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 06:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,800
Posted By jharte

Very sorry to hear about your accident. This...

Very sorry to hear about your accident. This scenario is exactly the reason I've been looking for a front blinker. I've had plenty of close calls and have swerved to miss pedestrians. They do 'look...
Forum: Touring
10-06-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By jharte

I still have my Sierra Designs Asteroid. I've...

I still have my Sierra Designs Asteroid. I've used it for years. Sold as a two person tent it has plenty of room for 1+gear. Single pole lets me set it up in pitch black. I solo tour so it fits me...
Forum: Touring
10-06-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,256
Posted By jharte

So far one of my favorite trips. KCMO to...

So far one of my favorite trips. KCMO to Marietta, GA. Sun drying my clean clothes on the back. :D

Jerry H
Forum: Touring
10-06-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,256
Posted By jharte

The absolute best thing about touring is how...

The absolute best thing about touring is how personal it is. I read CC touring threads and sagged touring threads with intrigue. I've actually never gone on tour without my bags loaded. I'm sure I'll...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By jharte

Sorry BA Commuter for the vague title. That type...

Sorry BA Commuter for the vague title. That type of question is easy for me to answer. I wouldn't have any problems letting any friend ride my bike. It's old, has tens of thousands of miles on it, is...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By jharte

Well I got a couple of snapshots of the bike...

Well I got a couple of snapshots of the bike tonight. I still think the flash is going to give a slightly skewed view. Anyway, this is what I came up with. I didn't have my headlight or tail lights...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By jharte

I actually thought about that but I was afraid...

I actually thought about that but I was afraid the flash from the camera would give a false (different) view. I might just try that, too.

Jerry H
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By jharte

Dang. I just asked my son if he would take my...

Dang. I just asked my son if he would take my bike out for a spin tonight so I could see what it looked like in the dark. He told me 'I haven't ridden a bike in 10 years'. All of a sudden it doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By jharte

Have you ever let someone else ride your bike?

This morning I had to drive to work. This time it was worth it. I passed a cyclist that had a nice little red blinker on the back and a smallish white blinker on the front. This was around 5am.

I...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By jharte

+1 I'm with you on this one. Most of the time...

+1
I'm with you on this one. Most of the time on my commute in the morning I'll 'touch toe' at a stop sign. I do come to a complete stop but it's really only for a second (if that). I do it mainly...
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