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Forum: Touring
08-03-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,910
Posted By velojym

Yeah, I was climbing out of the saddle on my LHT...

Yeah, I was climbing out of the saddle on my LHT this morning, and it didn't feel at all noodly. Since my most used bike over the years is a Kona JtS, which is quite stiff (but nice with wider...
08-01-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,216
Posted By velojym

Yeah, sea level pressure over hard vacuum is...

Yeah, sea level pressure over hard vacuum is about 14.7 psi. I'd use nitrogen to inflate the tires, but otherwise pneumatic will work fine. The unfiltered sunlight, however, will be hard on...
07-30-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB...

Impulse buy, but I was looking for a 'real' MTB anyway, so I'll just have to build it.

Because... TWINSIES!!!
...
07-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

For my next trick... I have clearance from...

For my next trick...

I have clearance from the wife (who is now riding her bike some, and making progress!) to do the Natchez Trace this year.
I'm shooting for early October, and plan to start...
07-25-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,598
Posted By velojym

I just got the hankerin' to find a good bike to...

I just got the hankerin' to find a good bike to try riding some local trails. Horrible timing. I have my shop keeping an eye out, and might get a heads-up when something suitable comes in.
In the...
07-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate. ...

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate.

I'd gone 4 days without riding, and was getting kinda grumpy. I'm feeling much better now. :)
07-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,272
Posted By velojym

You are on to something with the varying riding...

You are on to something with the varying riding types (easy/interval/etc.), but you can do them on different rides.
Hard ride, Long ride, Recovery ride, and so on.
07-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By velojym

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of...

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of touring tires, and keep a close eye on the spokes. I bought heavier duty wheels too.
I don't know how much wider you can go, but with more weight,...
07-19-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25,530
Views: 2,526,178
Posted By velojym

Just over 25 miles this morning. May be taking...

Just over 25 miles this morning. May be taking the tandem out tonight.
07-19-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,622
Posted By velojym

Topeak Morph goes with me on all my rides, and...

Topeak Morph goes with me on all my rides, and flats are a momentary annoyance, but I'm usually rolling again in just a few minutes, at full pressure.
07-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,283
Posted By velojym

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you...

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you best are the ones that have dried up with the recent buying frenzy, but they'll be saturating the gently-used market soon.

Suspension, I found early...
07-19-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By velojym

As I can attest from experience, a big belly can...

As I can attest from experience, a big belly can make 'proper' cockpit fit tricky. I had to raise my stems and go like I was on a cruiser for a while. My bikes looked goofy as heck, but I was riding....
07-18-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,283
Posted By velojym

I was nearing 400 a couple years ago, and though...

I was nearing 400 a couple years ago, and though I did most of my initial weight loss with hiking and walking, I eased into riding as well.
The two bikes that bore me well are my Montague...
07-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,406
Posted By velojym

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but...

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but I'm trying to reach the 500 mile mark this month, to get the silver stem cap from the Trek challenge.
Not a huge deal in and of itself, but it's a...
07-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Zombie? Naw... I just don't keep up with things...

Zombie? Naw... I just don't keep up with things as well as some do. :D
07-15-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 44,889
Posted By velojym

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07-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 627,989
Posted By velojym

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT. ...

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT.

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07-13-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 762
Posted By velojym

One of those convertible facemask neck gaitor...

One of those convertible facemask neck gaitor thingamabobs seems to be working well for me. It wicks pretty well, doesn't feel like I'm being asphyxiated, and is handy around my neck for when I need...
Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By velojym

Fish or luggage scale. I'd use my bathroom...

Fish or luggage scale.
I'd use my bathroom scale, but it's upstairs and my bikes are in the basement.

It puts the lotion on its chain, else it gets the hose again!
07-13-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

That reminds me... I just had the tandem wheels...

That reminds me... I just had the tandem wheels rebuilt, but the rear rim was still in very good shape. I may find a 40h 135mm hub and build it up for my Surly LHT.
07-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,847
Posted By velojym

I was soft-pedaling the refurb on our Santana for...

I was soft-pedaling the refurb on our Santana for a bit, as she hadn't seemed all that interested in riding. Over the last couple of weeks, however, she's been getting back on her road bike, and...
07-12-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally! Over the...

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally!
Over the last couple weeks, the wife has been starting to ride her bike again. It's a Trek 1000 I bought her when we were dating, almost 20 years ago. She...
07-11-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 898
Posted By velojym

I had an Axial Pro explode in the back seat of my...

I had an Axial Pro explode in the back seat of my then girlfriend's car. It was a hot day, no tint on her windows, and my bike was laid across the back seat, tires at max sidewall pressure.

I had...
07-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,188
Posted By velojym

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the...

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the basement. :O
07-06-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,979
Posted By velojym

On my 'planned ride' bikes, I have SPD pedals. On...

On my 'planned ride' bikes, I have SPD pedals. On my Montague and Cannondale, which are ready for rides of opportunity, I have flats, which work just fine.
One thing I won't budge on... our tandem....
07-04-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By velojym

I struggled to get the 100 in last year on the...

I struggled to get the 100 in last year on the Trek challenge. But, earned the t-shirt. :)
This year, I'm further along, and will try for the 500 mile level. It's a great feeling, being able to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,536
Posted By velojym

After moving to Dallas for about 9 months, we...

After moving to Dallas for about 9 months, we moved back to AR. On my first "return" Tuesday night hammerhead ride, on which I used to be in the front group... I got dropped on a roller.
My head...
06-29-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,188
Posted By velojym

I have a shop in my basement, but the mechanic is...

I have a shop in my basement, but the mechanic is kind of a dork.
06-29-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Took ol'Jake for a 23 mile ride this morning....

Took ol'Jake for a 23 mile ride this morning. I've been most nervous about riding Jake for some reason, probably due to our awesome history. We went together like peas n carrots though. Felt great,...
06-21-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By velojym

Especially when starting out, just count the days...

Especially when starting out, just count the days you rode, even if they're short and slow compared to where you want to eventually be.
06-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By velojym

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15...

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15 years. :)
06-15-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

Milestone! Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5)...

Milestone!
Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5) today, first one in about 15 years. ...
06-12-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By velojym

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite...

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite wheels on my Montague, a hardtail folding mtb.
Word from the manufacturer, unofficially, was that their 240 lb rider weight limit was more a matter...
06-11-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By velojym

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit...

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit over 370 to where I am at 240 or so. It certainly is nice being able to do the stuff that wasn't at all possible before.
06-11-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By velojym

I started at about your weight, and did a few...

I started at about your weight, and did a few things.
-bought some heavier duty wheels, Atlas with 36 spokes. Mounted 'em on an old Cannondale M500... but ended up riding my Surly LHT and Montague...
06-09-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,416
Posted By velojym

So I think the 'Dale is gonna be donating parts...

So I think the 'Dale is gonna be donating parts to the old SR, but I'm not going to worry about it right now.
I put a few more laps on the Dale, and ended up with some hand pain that I'd noticed...
06-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,133
Posted By velojym

I've topped 60mph on River Mtn Road before, but I...

I've topped 60mph on River Mtn Road before, but I won't go that fast right now. As I'm a bit older, not as indestructable as I used to be...or believed to be.
06-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,069
Posted By velojym

I like the honey on my LHT, but I've kinda been...

I like the honey on my LHT, but I've kinda been thinking that the apple green, with matching bar tape, would look pretty sweet on my 2k Kona JtS
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,647
Posted By velojym

When we got our tandem (and later, my Surly LHT),...

When we got our tandem (and later, my Surly LHT), I was on the fence about the bar end shifters... but I got used to them quickly and like them well enough not to bother switching.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,884
Posted By velojym

I bought mine when I was traveling and away from...

I bought mine when I was traveling and away from home for a month at a time, Montague Paratrooper.
Now, I keep it in the trunk, for those times when I leave work and can spare a little time to ride.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,343
Posted By velojym

Well, I just started back after being Covid...

Well, I just started back after being Covid un-fired.. re-hired...
Anyway.
Two days in, I've been able to get just over 20 miles on my little cutoff route on both days. I probably won't be riding...
05-31-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By velojym

I built a 2005 Trek 1200 frame with the current...

I built a 2005 Trek 1200 frame with the current Tiagra group, and though I don't have many miles on it yet, it feels pretty good to me. The only reason I'm aiming for 105 on Jake is a little bit of...
05-31-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By velojym

105 is still a solid group. I'm looking at...

105 is still a solid group. I'm looking at upgrading my Kona cx bike (2000 model), and a new 105 group is at the top of my list.

Gotta save up for it, though. Rona kicked my financial butt.
05-31-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By velojym

I guess I've been able to ignore it recently, as...

I guess I've been able to ignore it recently, as I'm pretty happy with my current bikes, but we went to a couple of Target stores yesterday (camp supplies for my duaghter), I cruised past the BSO...
05-30-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By velojym

You can have whatever you want...

You can have whatever you want...
05-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By velojym

I've gone as narrow as 1.5" on mine with no...

I've gone as narrow as 1.5" on mine with no issues, but I've put those tires on a new set of wheels, and slapped some Honey Badger 2.2" on the Rhyno Lites. Still works great.
05-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 129,992
Posted By velojym

32, which is a good bit in my current condition.

32, which is a good bit in my current condition.
05-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,936
Posted By velojym

Not exactly vintage (2007 model), but rocks the...

Not exactly vintage (2007 model), but rocks the Brooks nicely....
Forum: Commuting
05-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,343
Posted By velojym

I guess I've been doing a 'fake commute', for a...

I guess I've been doing a 'fake commute', for a nonexistent job (covid layoff) for the last couple months. I usually lap a nearby cutoff route for 10-20 miles, and 30 once.
05-27-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By velojym

I've been mostly paying attention to my own...

I've been mostly paying attention to my own improvement, but did get my first KOM last week. Pretty pleased about that, but I don't think I'll see many of 'em. Doesn't bother me any, though.
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