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Bert 09-18-2006 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
:lol3 :rofl :huh

yeah, right.

http://hogranch.com/files/Bitmaps/ourplace3.jpg

my place is at the foreground, its at 300' elevation about 3 miles from the ocean (directly 'behind' the field of view here)... those mtns in the background are 2000-3000' or higher, and are about 10 miles away, an 'easy' ride...

and these are just the LOW mountains of the coast range... you want the HIGH mountains, go visit the sierras a couple hours east of me, where you can go from 0 to 10000' in a few dozen miles. :deal

That's Pasa Tiempo, right?

xDownSetx 09-18-2006 04:45 PM

Sold this to buy my KLR, i accualy sold the bike for more than i paid for the klr, lol
http://photo.pinkbike.com/photo/717/pbpic717552.jpg
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/717552/

pierce 09-18-2006 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Bert
That's Pasa Tiempo, right?

The golf course and surrounding houses are Pasatiempo, yes. My place is not inside the gates.

YakSpout 09-18-2006 05:19 PM

Figured out my commute on Google Earth:

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/8579/commutepx4.jpg

Just one hill in 10 miles, but I'm travelling from about 600 feet on one side, over 1200 and down to 300 on the other. Climbing it sucks, but the ride down is a blast. :D

HarveyMushman 09-19-2006 04:03 PM

Anybody have an opinion about KHS bikes?










































Anybody else have an informed opinion about KHS bikes? :D I know nothing, but I stumbled on what might be a decent deal. I test rode it and everything seemed fine, and it's a good fit. I'm not looking for anything serious, just a neighborhood/bike-trail runabout.

HarveyMushman 09-19-2006 04:53 PM

Okay, so I've learned it's made in Taiwan. But I understand the lower-end models from the name brands aren't exactly hand-crafted in the USA, so where's that leave me?

And can anyone suggest a good child's seat for the back? :D

Bert 09-19-2006 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
The golf course and surrounding houses are Pasatiempo, yes. My place is not inside the gates.

I played a lot of golf back in the 70's & 80's. Pasatiempo is one of the finest courses I've played. Designed by the same guy who did Cypress Point and Augusta National, Allister McKenzie. A thinking man's golf course.

Santa Cruz is a real nice town.

Gummee! 09-19-2006 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by HarveyMushman
Okay, so I've learned it's made in Taiwan. But I understand the lower-end models from the name brands aren't exactly hand-crafted in the USA, so where's that leave me?

And can anyone suggest a good child's seat for the back? :D

KHS is all right. If it fits, looks good, and yer getting a deal on it, go for it.

:nono on the kids seat. Trailer. MUCH mo bettah! When the kids outgrow it, you can use it to haul BEER (or other adult beverages) back from the C-store! :nod Trek seems to make an OK one. Burley is the original. Buy one used! :nod

M

rapiti 09-19-2006 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
KHS is all right. If it fits, looks good, and yer getting a deal on it, go for it.

:nono on the kids seat. Trailer. MUCH mo bettah! When the kids outgrow it, you can use it to haul BEER (or other adult beverages) back from the C-store! :nod Trek seems to make an OK one. Burley is the original. Buy one used! :nod

M

We inherited a trailer. After two rides, I could no longer subject my kid to that abuse (rough roads here.) Bought a Rhode Gear Limo kid carrier. It came with a Blackburn rack (I think they are all owned by the holding co. that owns Bell/Giro.) I put a big 2.5 tire on the back of my MB2 for cush, and she loved it. She rode back there in two marathon support runs for mama. She got a 16" Giant Pudd'n when she was four. A Trek trail a bike for charity rides when she was five. Now she has a 13lb. used Redline BMX bike (couldn't put her on one of the 30lb. kids bikes.) With a trailer, it is hard to keep them from smacking potholes. On the back of your bike, you can pick the smoothest line. My $.05.

Glad to hear about new riders reaching new heights. Gratifying to scale a mountain under pedal power before you bomb down the mother.

pierce 09-19-2006 07:21 PM

Burley's rock! We bought a used one, and hauled two kids around with it until they both got too big for it. they roll really easily even with a 80-100 lb load, and they fold up flat and fit in the trunk of a small car. the classic burley (that was the yellow and red one) even had an optional stroller conversion kit which consisted of a little idler wheel that goes on the tow boom, and a handlebar that goes on the top/back... the idler wheel swings up and locks out of the way when you clamp it on your bike. on the bike, the tow arm clamps to the joint of the rear stays opposite side from the cluster/deraileur, it fits pretty much any bike with a reasonably conventional frame design, and it doesn't scratch the paint.

scorpion 09-19-2006 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bert
I played a lot of golf back in the 70's & 80's. Pasatiempo is one of the finest courses I've played. Designed by the same guy who did Cypress Point and Augusta National, Allister McKenzie. A thinking man's golf course.

Santa Cruz is a real nice town.


If you like Allister McKenzie designed courses, then check out the
Wawona Golf Course in Yosemite.

No finer golf experience and I hate golf.

There's a great bike trail around it too.

HarveyMushman 09-20-2006 04:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
KHS is all right. If it fits, looks good, and yer getting a deal on it, go for it.

Thanks. This is the one: http://www.khsbicycles.com/07_flite_200.htm

$340

Dark 09-20-2006 05:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pierce
Burley's rock! We bought a used one, and hauled two kids around with it until they both got too big for it. they roll really easily even with a 80-100 lb load, and they fold up flat and fit in the trunk of a small car. the classic burley (that was the yellow and red one) even had an optional stroller conversion kit which consisted of a little idler wheel that goes on the tow boom, and a handlebar that goes on the top/back... the idler wheel swings up and locks out of the way when you clamp it on your bike. on the bike, the tow arm clamps to the joint of the rear stays opposite side from the cluster/deraileur, it fits pretty much any bike with a reasonably conventional frame design, and it doesn't scratch the paint.

+1 for the Burley
Besides Kids & can be used as the chuck wagon if your riding for the day, even with kids there is room for a small cooler behind the seating area

Maybe you can fabricate a connection to the Strom for some real fun for Jr:lol3

Dark 09-20-2006 06:12 AM

It was a bad weekend for organized rides in NC

A 15 yr old girl killed on the MS 150
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlot...s/15545943.htm


A 41 year old man died of an apparrent heart attack near the finish of the Bridge to Bridge
http://www.caldwellcochamber.org/aboutus.asp?id06=50#

RIP cyclers

HarveyMushman 09-20-2006 07:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Dark
Maybe you can fabricate a connection to the Strom for some real fun for Jr:lol3

Believe me, I'd be the Greatest Dad of All Time if I did that. :D


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