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Jay

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Join Date:

04-18-2011

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02-26-2012 4:42 AM

    ABOUT ME

  • Alcoholic with healthier addictions
  • Cycling, target shooting, hiking, camping.
  • Truck driver
  • Chana
  • IL

LATEST ACTIVITY

  • Posted in thread: Why do they not wear gloves? on 08-15-2011 at 09:33 PM
    If you ride enough, there are three things you can count on: getting caught in the rain, flat
    tires and kissing the pavement. (or dirt) I always wear gloves and a helmet. Skinned hands take
    a long tim...

  • Posted in thread: Cattle Guards on 08-01-2011 at 11:34 AM
    I hit some diagonal railroad tracks, caught a wheel and crashed, breaking my femur and
    collarbone. I would probably walk my bike over cattle guards at this point.

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a folder on 07-06-2011 at 10:26 AM
    Been out on the road and haven't had too much time, but I picked up my new Dahon Speed 7 over
    the weeknd. This is a really high quality little bike and surprisingly fast. The short
    wheelbase and small...

  • Posted in thread: Flat Tire, #2 on 07-06-2011 at 10:17 AM
    I carry a spare tube and look for the hole when I get home. In the rare case that I get two
    flats, inflating the tube and holding it by your ear or cheek to feel the leak works pretty
    good.

  • Posted in thread: How touchy are you about your bike? on 05-23-2011 at 01:20 PM
    To me a bike is a little more than an inanimate object. I discovered one day that it becomes an
    extension of my body when I thought about what tires I was "wearing" that day. I had to sell my
    mountain...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a folder on 05-04-2011 at 07:21 AM
    Thanks for the advice, everybody. I'll get up to my LGS and get some prices.

  • Posted in thread: Time to Wake up! on 05-04-2011 at 07:14 AM
    It's 8:10am here in North Alabama, got up and went for a ride around 3:30 this morning. It was
    raining before I got back, and was still raining an hour ago, haha. My first rain ride. I feel
    like I'm l...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a folder on 05-03-2011 at 09:28 PM
    I've been biking for a while now and I just got an over the road job which is really going to
    cut into my riding time unless I can bring one along. Space is at a premium, so I'm considering
    a folder. ...

  • Posted in thread: Giant TCX 1 / Giant TCR 1 on 04-29-2011 at 11:57 AM
    I got a Giant OCR Limited a few years back in a L and it fit me pretty well after I put a
    higher stem on it. I'm 6'1" and I like it a little more upright. I've put over 10,000 miles on
    it with no prob...

  • Posted in thread: good places to get a custom bike? on 04-29-2011 at 11:29 AM
    Try Rivendell if money's not a problem. I found an old Trek at garage sale and put new wheels,
    bottom bracket, bars, 8 spd. cassette and seat on it. Up the road I may put a set of modern
    shift/brake l...

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