[RBW] Re: Source for MUSA Seersucker Buttons?

2013-03-25 Thread Deacon Patrick
Yeah, the buttons seem to be the weak spot of the MUSA shirts. I'll just mismatch when the time comes. That will look more like me anyway. Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:25:47 PM UTC-6, Matthew J wrote: Four, possible five years after I bought it, my MUSA seersucker

[RBW] Re: One Bike Concept

2013-03-25 Thread Deacon Patrick
As someone who a year ago went from not being able to ride a bike and thus not having one, to having one that does everything -- one bike is a wonderful blessing. My Hunqapillar with the large Dureems is a delight to ride on our paved roads and even more delightful to ride on the back roads

[RBW] Re: ...and speaking of the Large Saddlesack...

2013-03-25 Thread Deacon Patrick
Are there any normal people here? Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, March 25, 2013 3:53:32 PM UTC-6, Tom Harrop wrote: Shawn, It can definitely work. I'm without a photo capture device this week, so I can't prove it, but we've put a large SaddleSack on my GF's 54 cm (650b) Homer.

[RBW] Re: This week's adventure.

2013-03-27 Thread Deacon Patrick
Great ride! I love the stunning tones my bike gives from fenders and snow continually working things out. With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:41:44 PM UTC-6, Mike wrote: Third week in a row that Ed and I got out for a ride and took in some new dirt roads. This week we went

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-27 Thread Deacon Patrick
I always ride (or run) so I can have an easy conversation. No doubt I look like I am, a bit over the edge, talking to myself. Grin. If you want to know more about this general approach and geek out on heart rate a formula, check out Phil Maffetone's Big Book of Endurance. The idea is to build

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-28 Thread Deacon Patrick
runs/rides without any food because I only use the carbs already in my system. With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:03:41 AM UTC-6, Patrick in VT wrote: On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 8:53:33 AM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote: I always ride (or run) so I can have an easy

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-28 Thread Deacon Patrick
). On Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:46:31 PM UTC-6, Patrick in VT wrote: On Thursday, March 28, 2013 12:30:34 PM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote: Doing MAF training in my experience does not require as high a volume as you describe to yield results Thanks for the reply. Like any training protocol, I

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-28 Thread Deacon Patrick
Fredly for my taste. My hamster must be in great shape, little guy is always running on that wheel, of course he is only in good shape to run on a wheel Its finally in the 50s here in NY, time to Just Ride. On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Deacon Patrick lamon...@mac.comjavascript

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-28 Thread Deacon Patrick
OK. I'm looking for something very different from MAF than you are looking to achieve, so I am unable to be of further help. Enjoy playing! With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:58:22 PM UTC-6, Patrick in VT wrote: On Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:20:24 PM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick

[RBW] Re: Swapping Bars Threaded Stems

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
Och! The nerve! I pray your issues resolve and you have many more miles in the saddle, however upright. With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, March 28, 2013 5:04:49 PM UTC-6, Liesl wrote: Friends, today I found out that my neck officially has some vertebral problems, and I think I'm gonna need

[RBW] Re: Pics of you on your Rivendell.

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
Heading out on an S48O with my two eldest daughters: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32311885@N07/8462457702/in/photostream Climbing Marshal Pass: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32311885@N07/8461537388/in/photostream Atop Carnero Pass:

[RBW] Tips for Removing Cork Grips?

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
I'll be giving the bull moose Bosco bars a try, shifting from Albatross bars. Any tips for removing the cork grips in one piece so I can reuse them? They were installed by Riv when I bought the bike a year ago and are glued on. With abandon, Patrick www.MindYourHeadCoop.org

[RBW] Anyone oil and beeswax cork grips?

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
Has anyone tried oiling and beeswaxing the cork grips? I am thinking of trying this rather than shellac in the hopes of a better grip with sweaty hands. We use a 4:1 blend of coconut oil:beeswax on my oak platform pedals and I love the feel of it on my feet. With abandon, Patrick

Re: [RBW] Re: Saluki Shake Down Ride!

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
Fascinating, Patrick. I'm the opposite. I was über competitive pre-brain injury. One of the hardest things for me to learn was to avoid going anaerobic because of the additional stress and hormones it releases. What I discovered, for me anyway, was just how much more enjoyment I got out of

[RBW] Re: How I made a quick release basket that can be installed and removed in seconds, or even one handed.

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
Nice! It looks elegant from where I sit. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, March 29, 2013 1:52:06 PM UTC-6, clayton wrote: Hi folks, A while back I asked the groups opinion of the public bikes basket and it's quick release. The opinions I got back were negative and got me thinking on how

Re: [RBW] New Riv owner

2013-03-29 Thread Deacon Patrick
impromptu detours YES! That sums up my love of my Hunqapillar beautifully. I can always turn off on unexplored roads and trails, and when they get to narrow, park and run. Shere freedom and delight. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, March 29, 2013 2:08:10 PM UTC-6, john muhl wrote: On

[RBW] Re: A Little dirt riding on a Friday report.

2013-03-30 Thread Deacon Patrick
Great ride! Getting lost is a grand experience, aye? You're about to go from green to brown. We're still looking at a few weeks before we start to go green, though we saw a few blades of grass in our front yard show up green yesterday. Not even our crocuses (croci?) are out yet. With abandon,

[RBW] Re: Tips for Removing Cork Grips?

2013-03-30 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thanks everyone! I'll plan on giving them up for lost and be joyously surprised if they survive. If not, I'll use tape till I figure out what bars I want to go with long term. I'm grateful for your help. With abandon, Patrick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the

[RBW] Re: Tips for Removing Cork Grips?

2013-03-30 Thread Deacon Patrick
. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:03:22 AM UTC-6, hangtownmatt wrote: Deacon, Why are you swapping out the Albatross bars? Matt On Friday, March 29, 2013 11:48:23 AM UTC-7, Deacon Patrick wrote: I'll be giving the bull moose Bosco bars a try, shifting from Albatross

[RBW] Riv style riders near Colorado Springs?

2013-03-30 Thread Deacon Patrick
Anyone live near Colorado Springs? I have no idea how I'd do riding with others (because my brain is ultra sensitive to scents and sounds, so that makes it challenging), but perhaps figuring out a backroads ride is a good way to test that out. Open to ideas. Riding Goldcamp and/or Phantom

[RBW] Re: About a one week report on the new Hillborne

2013-03-30 Thread Deacon Patrick
Great, Eric! Isn't the point of the second top tube or diagnitube that you don't notice it? What it adds is strength and stiffness to a larger frame, so it's what your not noticing that you're noticing: flex. So it seems a good thing to not be noticing a difference on a bigger frame. Grin.

[RBW] Re: Repainted and rebuilt low trail Hunqapillar

2013-03-31 Thread Deacon Patrick
Beautiful bike, René! With abandon, Patrick On Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:18:08 AM UTC-6, René wrote: Absolutely! On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Brian Hanson wrote: I am a fan of the green special brooks! Those levers are extra nice, too. Brian Seattle, WA -- Sent from Gmail Mobile

[RBW] Easter Morning Ride

2013-03-31 Thread Deacon Patrick
Since my brain prevents me from attending Mass, I headed to the Highland Cathedral on my Hunqapillar. I left in the early pre dawn, getting amazing views of Ute Pass under iridescent purple sky with the near full moon over Pikes Peak. Then came the alpine glow on the peak, which I caught the

Re: [RBW] Easter Morning Ride

2013-03-31 Thread Deacon Patrick
, Eric Norris wrote: How did you make this photo? http://www.flickr.com/photos/32311885@N07/8606823000/in/photostream/ --Eric Is there a gadget I don't have? Norris On Mar 31, 2013, at 9:13 AM, Deacon Patrick lamon...@mac.comjavascript: wrote: Since my brain prevents me from attending Mass

[RBW] Re: Easter Morning Ride

2013-03-31 Thread Deacon Patrick
No'a'tall, Michael. Happy to answer any questions. That's the beauty of this gangly bunch! Grin. The ride started out at 25 at my house, likely dropped to 15 at the high point and was 45 at home when I got back. It's a fun thing to arrive at the bottom of a long mountain descent far warmer

[RBW] Re: A Little dirt riding on a Friday report.

2013-03-31 Thread Deacon Patrick
are precious. Hugh Sunland, CA On Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:53:44 AM UTC-7, Deacon Patrick wrote: Great ride! Getting lost is a grand experience, aye? You're about to go from green to brown. We're still looking at a few weeks before we start to go green, though we saw a few blades of grass

[RBW] Re: Shimano bar-end shifters Albatross bars for commuting

2013-04-01 Thread Deacon Patrick
Erl, I ride Albatross bars with thumb shifters (which I recently shifted further up from the cork grips to give my hands more room, eliminated all the bar issues I was having). I debated long between them and the bar ends. I can't/won't ride no handed because of my vertigo. I've no doubt the

[RBW] Re: Tips for Removing Cork Grips?

2013-04-01 Thread Deacon Patrick
Matthew, Cloth tape? With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 1, 2013 7:19:14 AM UTC-6, Matthew J wrote: Smitty: No adhesive. I wrap some tape around the bar in a few places to make it wider and presumably a tighter fit. So far the grips are holding well without. -- You received

[RBW] Re: Tips for Removing Cork Grips?

2013-04-01 Thread Deacon Patrick
Great! I'll keep this in mind should my cork grips need replacing in future. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 1, 2013 10:24:14 AM UTC-6, Matthew J wrote: Yes. Cloth. But not necessarily by design. While back I managed to order a couple rolls of Newbaums from Riv is a color I

[RBW] Re: Speaking of Photos. (Kinda off topic)

2013-04-01 Thread Deacon Patrick
Great, Manny! You could certainly design your own webpage, but why? Most photographers use a photo web service to store and sell their photos. Zenfolio is the one I'm familiar with. http://www.zenfolio.com With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 1, 2013 2:02:58 PM UTC-6, Manuel Acosta wrote:

Re: [RBW] Re: Experimenting with crank length

2013-04-02 Thread Deacon Patrick
Colorado Patrick here. Riding barefoot I quickly learned midfoot is most comfortable and yes, the difference in power is astonishing. I actually took your post to mean what you describe below, and was puzzled when other's didn't follow. That should likely scare both of us! Grin. With abandon,

Re: [RBW] Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-02 Thread Deacon Patrick
+1. My first thought on reading the article was that's a flexibility issue, not an age issue. Increase flexibility, decrease your age. Grin. Balance no doubt plays a part, yet I do fine with full on vertigo, when barefoot or moccasined. With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 1:55:22

[RBW] Re: Anyone oil and beeswax cork grips?

2013-04-02 Thread Deacon Patrick
good grip if you don't put anything at all on them. Have you ridden with them? What's this about oak platform pedals? Do you ride barefoot? On Friday, March 29, 2013 2:52:00 PM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote: Has anyone tried oiling and beeswaxing the cork grips? I am thinking of trying

Re: [RBW] Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-02 Thread Deacon Patrick
Yup. Two's more dangerous to step over than one. Imagine if there was a treble TT? Yipes. Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 2:07:52 PM UTC-6, James Warren wrote: Having just moved to two top tubes, am I swimming upstream? -Original Message- From: Norman Bone

[RBW] Re: Get a Betty Foy, old man

2013-04-02 Thread Deacon Patrick
bwphoto: Have you looked into the possibility of diet contributing to your rheumatoid arthritis? If not, it may surprise you haw inflammatory veggie oils and grains can be in the body. See www.perfecthealthdiet.com. Also, sitting and sleeping on the floor have helped me significantly with

Re: [RBW] Re: Experimenting with crank length

2013-04-03 Thread Deacon Patrick
I've taken a solid year to dial in my saddle height, tilt, front to back position etc. I make sure to only change one thing at a time and see how it goes for a 5+ hours of riding, including one ride of at least 3 hours, then shift as needed. WIth a mid-foot position on the peddles, I like my

[RBW] Re: What's the Biggest Advantage of Stem-mounted Shifters?

2013-04-04 Thread Deacon Patrick
You lot have got me thinking. Uh oh! Grin. I have moved my thumb shifters to the center of my Albatross and have a lot of delicious curve now available. Haven't tried it out on a real ride yet, so I don't know if the shifting reach will annoy me. Not exactly stem shifters, but stem area

Re: [RBW] Re: What's the Biggest Advantage of Stem-mounted Shifters?

2013-04-04 Thread Deacon Patrick
-72157625115263842 - Use the two thumbies you have, provided they are the albatross bar and stem are the same diameter (they should be), like I first did it on my Betty: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orthie251/8370178221/in/set-72157625115263842 René On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 5:49 AM, Deacon

[RBW] Re: Mark Sisson posted his review of Paleofantasy

2013-04-04 Thread Deacon Patrick
Huh. The only ones extending the conversation are those wishing to stop the conversation. And now me. Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, April 4, 2013 10:43:33 AM UTC-6, William wrote: Just an FYI to those that might be interested in reading Mark's review, since we went back and forth

[RBW] Re: FS 64 cm Atlantis - custom blue

2013-04-06 Thread Deacon Patrick
Drew, I 9th the recommendation to focus on retooling your Atlantis, particularly since it sounds like your Surly is shock free. An 80's style mountain bike is a blast. My Hunqapillar with Albatross bars and non-knobby fat tires (Schwalbe Dureem 50's) does fantastic on most trail, with more

[RBW] Re: Anyone oil and beeswax cork grips?

2013-04-06 Thread Deacon Patrick
Update: Oiling is working great. Just enough oil/beeswax to polish the outside and then keep doing layers now and again (same as my oak peddles. Still no warmer weather, yet but it seems to grip better than shellac. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, March 29, 2013 12:52:00 PM UTC-6, Deacon

[RBW] Re: Orkney or Bust!

2013-04-06 Thread Deacon Patrick
Fantastic! Enjoy the constant headwinds, winding coasts, whisky, ferry rides, and incredible landscapes! With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:24:56 AM UTC-6, Z wrote: Leaving for a tour of the Scottish Isles tomorrow. Thanks to the group for all the valuable info gained!

[RBW] Re: Decksters

2013-04-06 Thread Deacon Patrick
Wow! That's a Dagwood! Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 6, 2013 1:37:30 PM UTC-6, Patrick Moore wrote: Two short grocery trips on the Fargo and they are good for short trips but I wouldn't want to use them for long trips, particularly in the wet. Boat shoes of some sort.

Re: [RBW] Re: FS 64 cm Atlantis - custom blue

2013-04-07 Thread Deacon Patrick
That makes sense, Drew. The consideration that with the Atlantis you can then easily switch back to an all-rounder at little to no cost down the road is worth including in the calculation. Yes, it costs a few hundred now (less if you can buy used components via a WTB post here), but the long

Re: [RBW] Re: FS 64 cm Atlantis - custom blue

2013-04-07 Thread Deacon Patrick
option, easily single-speeded, tough, not as much regret (or as hard to replace) if it gets damaged, etc. On Sunday, April 7, 2013 8:23:45 AM UTC-5, Deacon Patrick wrote: That makes sense, Drew. The consideration that with the Atlantis you can then easily switch back to an all-rounder at little

[RBW] Re: Help choosing a bike

2013-04-07 Thread Deacon Patrick
The main thing I can help with is our experience up sizing a bike that's too small via Riv handlebars (either Bosco or Albatross). My wife is on a too small Trek until we can get her a Riv that fits, and she loves her Bosco bars. While I was waiting on my Riv, I used Albatross bars on the same

Re: [RBW] Re: Dirty Diablo Take Two

2013-04-08 Thread Deacon Patrick
What is all of that green stuff covering the ground? Painted for tourism. What I can't figure out is what that wet stuff is they keep crossing through. Stupid drought. Great ride, great report, and great photos, Manny! I got a kick out of the juxtaposition of your Sam and clothes, and the rest

[RBW] Re: Chaparral Trail ride

2013-04-08 Thread Deacon Patrick
That muddy lane sure looks like a blast! 70's? Wow. We just hit 50. For my ride it was 30 to start, no wind, and then for my 10 mile descent back home 40+ mph winds. I was almost going as slow down hill as I had in the morning going uphill. But if you gotta have wind, best have it on the down

[RBW] Re: Stolen Trek 850 - Santa Rosa, CA

2013-04-08 Thread Deacon Patrick
Och. Violations of space just seem to hit hard, don't they? Bike rustlin'. Didn't that used to be a hanging offense? With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 8, 2013 5:43:11 PM UTC-6, Philip Williamson wrote: Hey, folks I had a friend's old blue Trek 850 stolen out of my yard last week:

[RBW] Re: Rivendell Spring Camp Saturday, April 27th

2013-04-08 Thread Deacon Patrick
$50 bucks doesn't include transport to Riv HQ, does it? Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 8, 2013 1:59:03 PM UTC-6, keven@rivendell wrote: Hello All- We will be hosting a Spring Camp Out this Saturday, April 27th in the Shell Ridge/ Mt. Diablo area. If you'd like to join us,

[RBW] Re: Rivendell Spring Camp Saturday, April 27th

2013-04-09 Thread Deacon Patrick
I think it does if you ride there Fuel (food) cost from Colorado is likely not included. Sigh. Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 8, 2013 8:21:01 PM UTC-6, Cyclofiend Jim wrote: I think it does if you ride there... - J On Monday, April 8, 2013 6:00:29 PM UTC-7, Deacon Patrick

[RBW] Re: First Generation Bosco's

2013-04-09 Thread Deacon Patrick
Ancestral memory! I love it! With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 3:58:55 PM UTC-6, Liesl wrote: Well friends, imagine my surprise when I found this photo taken by my grandfather in about 1932. The girl on the right bicycle is my mother; the little guy up in the tree is her

Re: [RBW] New Bike Fitting System

2013-04-12 Thread Deacon Patrick
I will be upfront and totally honest on this one. So every other post of yours without this pronouncement is less than upfront and honest? Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, April 12, 2013 6:47:24 AM UTC-6, Skenry wrote: I will be upfront and totally honest on this one. I used to work

[RBW] Re: Friday exploratory ride report.

2013-04-13 Thread Deacon Patrick
Good looking ride, Hugh! How old is that burn area? I ride through the Haymen Fire (2002) area and it looks similarly revegetated (though a lot of standing burned ponderosa pine). It will be interesting to ride through the Waldo fire area much closer to our home when they open it up (possibly

[RBW] Re: Friday exploratory ride report.

2013-04-14 Thread Deacon Patrick
area lucky you. Hugh Sunland, CA On Saturday, April 13, 2013 8:18:05 AM UTC-7, Deacon Patrick wrote: Good looking ride, Hugh! How old is that burn area? I ride through the Haymen Fire (2002) area and it looks similarly revegetated (though a lot of standing burned ponderosa pine

[RBW] Re: Boiled Wool

2013-04-14 Thread Deacon Patrick
I second the idea that needle and thread are the better way to go. Controlling the wool shrinkage is iffy, and you may not want it uniformly shrunk. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:09:16 AM UTC-6, john wrote: I just received my Randi Jo Fabs Burgundy winter cap. I'd been

Re: [RBW] New Bike Fitting System

2013-04-15 Thread Deacon Patrick
As someone who a bit over a year ago was returning to the cycling world after over a decade away, I was aware of how poor fit was. I'd tried to be fit at an LBS. Failure. Then I bumbled into Grant's site and was blown away by the simplicity and confidence. One measurement and we will fit you.

[RBW] Re: Another question on shrinking wool: ss jersey

2013-04-15 Thread Deacon Patrick
In my experience knit wool (the only kind I've boiled) shrinks evenly in all directions, so I would say you're doomed to get equal direction shrinkage. Have you tried a stretching rack for yourself? Grin. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 15, 2013 11:53:29 AM UTC-6, Patrick Moore wrote:

[RBW] Re: Tarptent advice?

2013-04-15 Thread Deacon Patrick
Zack, My personal experience with tarp tents is they are too weight conscious at the expense of durability and protection from weather and bugs. As a family we use Hilleberg, and for solos I use their Akto. It is a wondrous 4-season tent that has withstood 100˚F+ desert and high winds and snow

[RBW] Re: FS: 56 cm Atlantis

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
My wife has a PBH of 83cm. I know that puts her in a 54cm Hunqa, anyone know how a 56cm Atlantis would fit? With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:57:30 AM UTC-6, Matt Gilkey wrote: Hello, My name is Matt and I have a problem. I love bikes. Steel ones. Lugged

[RBW] Re: Anyone gone to all upright bars - Albatross, Bosco, etc?

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
I love my Albas. I've ridden multiple 8+ hour days in the saddle on tours and day rides without issue. I do not wear gloves except for cold. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 15, 2013 11:36:14 AM UTC-6, markt...@gmail.com wrote: I've just recently ordered a new single top tube Sam that

[RBW] Re: FS: 56 cm Atlantis

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
I can't get the photo links to work. With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 12:57:30 AM UTC-6, Matt Gilkey wrote: Hello, My name is Matt and I have a problem. I love bikes. Steel ones. Lugged ones . Oooh green ones, I really like green bikes. As a result I have

[RBW] Re: FS: 56 cm Atlantis

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thanks, Matt. I just spoke with Rivendell and she is one size down from the 56cm. Blessings finding a new home for your Atlantis! With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:28:16 AM UTC-6, Matt Gilkey wrote: Sorry about the link not working - should be fixed now. Thanks for letting

[RBW] OT: Thoughts on this Fixie?

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
I'm intrigued by the idea of a fixie and then this pops up at a price I can afford. It would be for local flatter routes (800 feet elevation over 4 miles) and fun rides, mostly to come to understand the fixtie experience. Would this be $100 lost? Is a Miele frame quality enough to be good at

Re: [RBW] Re: Anyone gone to all upright bars - Albatross, Bosco, etc?

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
On my Great Divide sectional tour I had descents that were both steep and rocky and mile upon mile upon mile with the Albas. I loved the Albas. Granted, I have a standard break setup, so my hands have a natural stopper, but I do not recall hitting them continually. That is with the cork grips

[RBW] Re: Anyone gone to all upright bars - Albatross, Bosco, etc?

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
The B-68 (or sprung 67). The wider platform is best for upright because more weight is on the saddle (and possibly because of hip and sit bone rotation?). With abandon, Patrick On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 5:25:20 PM UTC-6, Michael wrote: What kinda saddle is good for the upright position?

[RBW] Re: OT: Thoughts on this Fixie?

2013-04-16 Thread Deacon Patrick
Sorry. Here's the link: http://cosprings.craigslist.org/bik/3741314812.html On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:52:02 PM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: I'm intrigued by the idea of a fixie and then this pops up at a price I can afford. It would be for local flatter routes (800 feet elevation over 4

[RBW] Re: Craigslist mistake delivers a new Bleriot.

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
What about a S24-48H meet up early summer on forest service roads and/or Great Divide Mountain Bike trail? I say this knowing I would be a highly dubious participant due to my brain injury (highly sensitive to soap, and laundry scents, sounds, and much more, any of which can end my ability to

[RBW] Colorado Ramble?

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
Starting this in it's own thread from: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rbw-owners-bunch/cLxPstsnm6M Duplicating my input: What about a S24-48H meet up early summer on forest service roads and/or Great Divide Mountain Bike trail? I say this knowing I would be a highly dubious

[RBW] Re: Craigslist mistake delivers a new Bleriot.

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
New thread started here for the Colorado Ramble: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rbw-owners-bunch/etzs7kTuz08 With abandon, Patrick On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:08:55 AM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: What about a S24-48H meet up early summer on forest service roads and/or Great

[RBW] Re: Colorado Ramble?

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
If you're ever out this way, Hugh, let me know. It's be great to figure something out. With abandon, Patrick On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:58:43 AM UTC-6, hsmitham wrote: Deacon, wish I was out you way and I'd be in. Best, Hugh On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:11:14 AM UTC-7, Deacon

[RBW] Re: A Mini-State O' The List Report - Topic Drift and a Note on Tone

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
I don't understand if/how far OT my post on the fixie is, but I deeply appreciate getting advice from folks who appreciate the Rivendell level of quality and experience -- that is something I can't get easily on another list, where Riv riding philosophy is the exception rather than the norm.

[RBW] Re: Dutch Fender Light Question

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
I just delight that there are people far more capable than me at wrestling with the stubborn inanimate of the world and bending them to their will. I have deep reverence for all of you! With abandon, Patrick On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 5:03:15 PM UTC-6, Jim Thill - Hiawatha Cyclery wrote:

Re: [RBW] Re: A Mini-State O' The List Report - Topic Drift and a Note on Tone

2013-04-17 Thread Deacon Patrick
Ignoring those who seek attention through annoying or bad behavior is a tried and true option. With abandon, Patrick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send

[RBW] Re: Dynamo USB charger

2013-04-18 Thread Deacon Patrick
I use a solar charger when on tour for my iPhone. http://www.solio.com/chargers/ With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, April 18, 2013 8:53:08 AM UTC-6, shawn wrote: Has anyone used or have any knowledge of the Bright-Bike Revolution USB charger. I have been looking into system to go along with

[RBW] Re: Dynamo USB charger

2013-04-18 Thread Deacon Patrick
Also, for group phone charging or iPad charging with solar recharge ability, there's this: http://www.amazon.com/Powertraveller-Extreme-9000mAh-Charger-Playbook/dp/B004XNLM0C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8qid=1366324003sr=8-2keywords=powermonkey+extreme On Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:11:57 PM UTC-6, Deacon

[RBW] Re: Mike-on-the-hill?

2013-04-18 Thread Deacon Patrick
Well, you're not a Mike-on-the-hill, but who is? Other than Mike. On the hill. Grin. Mike-on-the-hill: Phrase coined by Grant P. on April 18, 2013 referring to the benchmark of quinticential bicycle riding as an unracer in the wilds. With abandon, Patrick On Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:20:11

[RBW] Re: Mike-on-the-hill?

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
18, 2013 6:35:53 PM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: Well, you're not a Mike-on-the-hill, but who is? Other than Mike. On the hill. Grin. Mike-on-the-hill: Phrase coined by Grant P. on April 18, 2013 referring to the benchmark of quinticential bicycle riding as an unracer in the wilds

[RBW] Re: new, modified moustache bar

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
I certainly am. If my yet to try/buy fixie pans out, m' bars are the bars I want to try first on it (it currently has bullhorn bars), and the shifts described for this bar sound excellent to my upright loving clay. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, April 19, 2013 6:37:21 AM UTC-6, Jay B wrote:

[RBW] Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
Question upfront: how barefoot friendly are the pedals you ride? I'd love input on all pedals, but am specifically wondering about both the VP thin Gripster and MKS Grip King Rivendell offers. Relavant détails: -- I ride barefoot or in thin leather moccasins (when cold requires) because of the

[RBW] Re: Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
sections). I don't know if you've tried those or if they would give you the feedback you need, but several models have very thin soles. -Jay B. On Friday, April 19, 2013 9:27:37 AM UTC-4, Deacon Patrick wrote: Question upfront: how barefoot friendly are the pedals you ride? I'd love

Re: [RBW] Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
ridden barefoot) you may want to take a look at the Ergon pedals. Dan Abelson St. Paul MN On Apr 19, 2013 8:27 AM, Deacon Patrick lamon...@mac.com javascript: wrote: Question upfront: how barefoot friendly are the pedals you ride? I'd love input on all pedals, but am specifically wondering

Re: [RBW] Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
). But if you have very wide feet as you say you do, then the lateral sharp edges might be a problem, too. I took a couple quick pics to try to illustrate what I mean. Aaron Young Vancouver, WA On Friday, April 19, 2013, Deacon Patrick wrote: A! I'd forgotten about the Ergon pedals

[RBW] Re: Blue Wooly Warms

2013-04-19 Thread Deacon Patrick
I missed the green, but love my blue Sargent's sweater. It's now my everyday sweater (so it will get daily use 6 months of the year, then camping use the other six). Yes, the color matches many a clear pre dawn or post dusk. Beautiful! With abandon, Patrick On Friday, April 19, 2013 4:01:24

[RBW] Re: Brake clearance issue on '97 Rivendell Road

2013-04-20 Thread Deacon Patrick
In what world is 603 between 650 and 700? How do these things get measured/named? How's a eegit like me supposed to play along? Gadzooks. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:02:52 PM UTC-6, Jay B wrote: Hey Tim, This may be more than you were asking for, and I'm not even

[RBW] Re: Brake clearance issue on '97 Rivendell Road

2013-04-20 Thread Deacon Patrick
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:32:14 PM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: In what world is 603 between 650 and 700? How do these things get measured/named? How's a eegit like me supposed to play along? Gadzooks. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 20, 2013 1:02:52 PM UTC-6, Jay B wrote: Hey Tim

[RBW] Re: Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-20 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thank you, Meade. I searched the site, but had trouble finding Goat's barefoot riding or flipflop pedals. Any guidance appreciated. With abandon, Patrick On Friday, April 19, 2013 11:12:53 AM UTC-6, Meade Anderson wrote: http://www.ridingthespine.com/goat.html looks for information on

[RBW] Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-20 Thread Deacon Patrick
I'm currently using an xs saddlebag as my handlebar bag, but would love something a wee bit bigger with an easy access map pocket (I have the map case Riv. sells, so that's covered). I've been eyeing Acorn's handlebar bags (small and regular), but am unsure how well the anti-sway straps will

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-20 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thanks, Erl. It's great to see the bag on the Albas (and both the regular and small are the same basic external dimensions, with the regular just being 1.5 taller). What if the stabilizer chords met at the back of your stem? Would that remove any sway? I'd also wondered on the regular size, if

[RBW] Re: Barefoot Friendly Pedals

2013-04-21 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thanks, Meade! What a wondrous trip! With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:25:33 PM UTC-6, Meade Anderson wrote: I read a interesting little write several years ago on Goat’s sandal setup on the pedals but can’t find it either however here’s a few shots and comments from

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-21 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thank you, Nick, Mannie, and Rob. Yes, Rob, sway is a big issue for my noggin, as it introduces a lot of interference to clear proprioception through the handlebars. The good news is I don't need to reach anything while riding because two hands on the bar are what I need anyway. What I can't

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-21 Thread Deacon Patrick
Pics would be much appreciated, Tom. Thanks. With abandon, Patrick On Sunday, April 21, 2013 2:01:08 PM UTC-6, Tom Harrop wrote: I use a Carradice Barley saddlebag as a handlebar bag on my albatross bars. Two buckles on the bars and one on the quill. It is very secure and no swaying that I

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
interference, it doesn't cause any issues for me though. On Monday, 22 April 2013 01:30:17 UTC+2, Deacon Patrick wrote: Pics would be much appreciated, Tom. Thanks. With abandon, Patrick -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups RBW Owners Bunch group

[RBW] WTB: Nito Mini-Front Rack 32F

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
Rivendell is out of these at the moment. If you have one wanting a new home, please write me off list with cost including shipping to 80819. Here's a link to the specific rack http://www.rivbike.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=R2 (The Buy/sell tag shows an invalid when I select it.) Thanks!

[RBW] Re: Mark's Hub Area Rack

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
I'd suggest giving Mark at Riv. a call and see where things are. With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 22, 2013 4:58:06 AM UTC-6, justin...@gmail.com wrote: Any ETA on this wonderful things? Really looking forward to grabbing a pair or two! -J -- You received this message because you

[RBW] Re: Handlebar Bag Recommendations?

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
Thank you all! I've decided to go with a front mini-rack, Wald basket, and possibly the large bag Riv. offers. Down the road, if I want, I'll have the rack for a rando bag if I want. With abandon, Patrick On Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:24:03 PM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: I'm currently using

[RBW] Re: WTB: Nito Mini-Front Rack 32F

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
Rack purchased. Thank you to all who responded! With abandon, Patrick On Monday, April 22, 2013 8:12:44 AM UTC-6, Deacon Patrick wrote: Rivendell is out of these at the moment. If you have one wanting a new home, please write me off list with cost including shipping to 80819. Here's a link

[RBW] Re: A ride report on my 300k brevet on an A. Homer Hilsen.

2013-04-22 Thread Deacon Patrick
I love this: The Delaware River, inky black under the early night sky, flows on our right. It speaks in a thousand whispered voices. It sings the forgotten songs that play at the shore of remembrance. It echoes the vibrato of unstoppable, ancient power. It reverberates with the timeless sound

[RBW] Re: A Mini-State O' The List Report - Topic Drift and a Note on Tone

2013-04-23 Thread Deacon Patrick
I doubt there are more than a handful of Rivendell owners who haven't cycled for years and owned numerous bikes before taking the plunge. I certainly fit into this category. I hadn't bicycled at all since my brain injury at the end of 2002, though I rode a recumbent trike for a few years. When

[RBW] Re: 58 QB frame on CL (near-ish Seattle)

2013-04-24 Thread Deacon Patrick
Beautiful! With abandon, Patrick On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:34:47 AM UTC-6, SpiralCage wrote: Hey so I ended up getting this frame. Thought ya'll might want to see what I ended up doing with it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/35237104136@N01/sets/72157633309416243/ and I wrote a bit

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