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Old 02-20-2012, 05:02 PM   #23206
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I'm no great shakes on the trail (by far), but that dude on the orange bike makes me look like Tomac!
I thought the same thing. Dude couldn't pick a line to save his life.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #23207
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Loosen the caliper bolts. Squeeze the lever and tighten the bolts, at the same time. That should center the caliper.

Also, double-check the wheel position, again. Put the bike on the ground, release the skewer, and re-lock it. The wheel may not be in the dropout exactly right.
Thanks for the caliper bolts advice. Much better now.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:59 PM   #23208
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I should add.
It was a manual program. You just clicked where you wanted to go and it figured it out for you.

I am not a smartphone person......
I think http://ridewithgps.com/ might be what you're looking for- it's a nice, simple site to use.

Oh, and Oznerol- welcome to the bay area. I'm mostly moto these days, and not riding the pedal bike much this winter, but there's tons of great riding around here. I mt. bike in Marin and the east bay, some nice trails in both places. For road riding, I think Marin and parts north of there (Sonoma county) is the best bet, but there's good stuff everywhere.

I love supermotos, but for one bike, I'd get something a bit larger- there's such fabulous riding up in the sierras and northern california (hwy 36, lost coast, klamath river area), that you won't want to miss it. I'd probably look for sv650/Ninja 650/versys or something like that. Not that you couldn't do it all with a Ninja 250, you just might find yourself avoiding the rides where a little freeway is unavoidable. . . .
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #23209
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google has a pedometer that'll do manual routing.

Google is your friend.

Woke up at 0500 with a really nifty headache. Felt like crapola so I didn't ride today. S'OK cause I'm on an easy week.

Going to the opposite end of the state Wed to fetch a Husky TE250.

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #23210
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several folks on this thread are using Strava to plot GPS tracks of their rides, like http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=21716
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:32 PM   #23211
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I think http://ridewithgps.com/ might be what you're looking for- it's a nice, simple site to use.
That is SWEET! Thanks!

I am a map guy.... Sometimes I just head out and want to figure out how far I went after the fact (I don't use a computer either). I really don't want to carry my GPS. I have the most fun when I keep it simple.

Did I mention I am a tourist?
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #23212
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I am a map guy.... Sometimes I just head out and want to figure out how far I went after the fact (I don't use a computer either). I really don't want to carry my GPS. I have the most fun when I keep it simple.
Ditto, I have a (worthless) major in geography to prove it. I just don't get much satisfaction from staring at a gps screen, useful as it may be. That site is pretty good though, for figuring out what you rode, and for sharing it with others.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:05 PM   #23213
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Got in a quick ride today. Had a spare hour and decided to go for a ride. I wanted to do a loop and had an idea of one that would take about 45 min or so....

It was about 43 degrees with a fierce south/east/west wind (you know what I mean).

I left my house and headed north with a tailwind (didn't realize this at the time). once I turned to start heading in the loop it seemed like the wind was always in my face. I was actually looking forward to hills so I could get a break from the wind....
All in all it was a nice ride. 12 miles (what I needed the mapping software for) in about an hour, not bad for Feb 20th.

Right now we have about an inch of snow on the ground.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 AM   #23214
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Got in a quick ride today....

Right now we have about an inch of snow on the ground.

And now we have about three inches. I'm glad I got out this weekend. Twenty-four miles on Saturday and thirty on Sunday. All the while out I was reflecting on the fact that last year there was still two feet of snow on the ground and it was still pretty darned cold!
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:59 AM   #23215
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According to the weather guessers, its supposed to be in the 60s here tomorrow and Thurs.

In Feb!



May get a chance to work on my tan lines s'more.

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Old 02-21-2012, 07:08 AM   #23216
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According to the weather guessers, its supposed to be in the 60s here tomorrow and Thurs.

In Feb!



May get a chance to work on my tan lines s'more.

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I am *definitely* getting out on the roads early this afternoon.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:29 AM   #23217
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According to the weather guessers, its supposed to be in the 60s here tomorrow and Thurs.

In Feb!
My goodness, that is unusually cold for this time of year.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #23218
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Bicycling and cops

On occasion when I've been out cycling, I've left my wallet in the car or at home. There's no law in FL requiring anyone to carry ID with them at all times, so I wonder what would happen if a cop stopped me for running a stop sign on one of those occasions when I had no ID with me. Anyone have that happen?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:12 AM   #23219
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On occasion when I've been out cycling, I've left my wallet in the car or at home. There's no law in FL requiring anyone to carry ID with them at all times, so I wonder what would happen if a cop stopped me for running a stop sign on one of those occasions when I had no ID with me. Anyone have that happen?
Since you're operating a vehicle that has to abide by the rules of the road, I'd think you'd be required to carry some sort of ID. You might check with the local PD or FSP.

I never leave without a license, emergency contact info, cash, and credit card.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:24 AM   #23220
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Since you're operating a vehicle that has to abide by the rules of the road, I'd think you'd be required to carry some sort of ID. You might check with the local PD or FSP.

I never leave without a license, emergency contact info, cash, and credit card.
I agree that it's wise to carry ID (especially if I go any significant distance), but I just wondered how police deal with such cases. There are for example loads of kids riding bicycles on public streets, and I seriously doubt they carry any form of ID.
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