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  • Retired Major U.S. Army, Special Forces Branch
  • SCUBA Diving, Spearfishing
  • Charter Boat Captain, SCUBA Instructor
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  • Venice
  • Florida


  • Posted in thread: Bike recommendation on 04-22-2013 at 12:58 PM
    I can suggest 2 very good bikes you might consider in your price range: Giant Defy 2 (AL frame,
    carbon fork), Specialized Allez Sport (AL frame, fork ?). I upgraded and went for the Defy 1,
    as it has ...

  • Posted in thread: Snake!!! on 04-16-2013 at 11:47 PM
    Did 25 miles on the trial (Legacy Trail between Venice and Sarasota). At least 6 snakes on the
    trail today, Rat Snakes and Black Racers a few small ones that were dead (run over?) as well.
    Expected th...

  • Posted in thread: Snake!!! on 04-15-2013 at 01:10 PM
    I find that the wildlife ia an extra benifit of my rides on our local Rails to Trails. Sunny
    winter days bring the snakes out on to the paved trial to sun along with the Gopher Tortoise.
    Early morning...

  • Posted in thread: Gonna Do My First Organized Ride in April on 03-20-2013 at 01:30 PM
    Doing my first on Sunday (03/24/13). Legacy Trail 5th Anniversary Fun Ride. 62, 37, and 16
    miles. Taking on the 37, longest ride since heart attack in Dec.

  • Posted in thread: Lets see your roadies. on 03-17-2013 at 09:38 PM
    New bike! Very good ride, not a good photo.

  • Posted in thread: How's the old ticker? on 03-12-2013 at 08:09 PM
    I had a heart attack on 12/15/12. In the weeks prior I was riding 25-35 miles a day 5/6 days a
    week. I had no symptoms of any kind until the night of the attack, and I was/am 170lbs, have
    been on a go...

  • Posted in thread: New road bike on 03-12-2013 at 06:45 PM
    Just picked up my new Giant Defy 1. Real happy with the bike, and with the deal I got at my LBS
    (Real Bikes, Venice FL). Initial fit to get started, full custom fit after a few rides
    (included in the ...

  • Posted in thread: New road bike on 03-09-2013 at 09:16 PM
    I vote for the Giant Defy 1, likley because I plan to buy the one I've been test riding the
    past 2 days. Don't know much about the Pinarello, but have done test rides on a Jamis Endura
    and a few other...

  • Posted in thread: Drivers Really Don't Like Us.... on 03-02-2013 at 01:50 PM
    I live in a posted "Bicycle Frendly" city, in fact the city was recently awarded Silver status
    by some bike group. We have a great Rails to Trails trail well as a nice Waterway Trail along
    the ICW. We...

  • Posted in thread: Bike Theft ! on 02-09-2013 at 12:56 PM
    Only one employee working. See this all the time in small retail stores. Employee already
    dealing with customer trying to make a sale. Cameras only document what happened in this case
    as no one was mo...