Show us your bicycle.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by kbasa, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    Everyone knows of Bicycling, Bicycle Times, ProCycling and Velo. But has everyone heard of Adventure Cycling magazine? Maybe the rock I live under is blinding me but I just found out about it and it looks pretty cool. I just ordered the free sample magazine plus some more info about their Organization. Which it appears to be a awesome non-profit deal for improving the life of cyclist around the country!

    Don't know if I can wait for the free sample to come in, might just get the 1 year membership!


    Check'em out!
    http://www.adventurecycling.org/
  2. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    A recent bankruptcy has led to the removal of RR tracks and ties. This is in the middle of nowhere. Several trestles on that run of track over the river as the track and river swap sides. I sent an email to rails to trails but they only want me to join or buy maps.
    This area is great for riding motorcycles and I realize a bike trail would ruin that. I think the new landowners will tear down the trestles or build fences to keep everyone out. The side by side beer drinking crowd!
    I'm mainly a motorcycle rider. I only get a chance to ride my bicycle once or twice a week, less when overtime happens.

    How do I find a local bicycle group to take over this RR before it is gone?
  3. Pez

    Pez b00b

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  4. mud

    mud I just wander.....

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    I have been a member for quite a few years. I really like the magazine, it gives me a great opportunity to live vicariously through others....:D

    They also have really good maps.
  5. backdrifter

    backdrifter Wannabe rider

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    I put new hand grips on her today. They're really nice - I was dealing with pinch points in my palm with the other grips. While I was at it, I also gave her one of her few baths ever. Now she's all clean and ready for a ride this weekend so I can get some actual action shots!

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  6. Chrismcp12

    Chrismcp12 Adventurer

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    I'm a new member... Last month.


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  7. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    Big news on the Hot Springs website is the upcoming 2012 race. I've looked on that site before.
    The local bike shop is hard for me to get to when they are open. 11am open on Saturday?
    The G,N, and A RR would be an awesome bike path, at least the parts of it I've ridden on my XR650L. Antoine to Rosboro. I have not ridden either side of those two.
  8. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    Apparently I've been under this rock to long if we have 2 members right here at Advrider! :lol3

    Seems like a good outlet to do like you said Mud. But gotta admit, its trying sometimes always dreaming of doing long distance cycling and reading about others doing it all the time. Makes the 9-5 grind almost to tough. On top of it I've been trying to get the wife to start riding bikes so I can haul our son and we take a weekend ride somewhere but she refuses to even try to learn to ride a bicycle! I believe teaching my son to ride will be easier.. But as long as I have my Cycling books and Mags I can keep feeding the dream! :lol3



    Wonder when I'll pop and live the dream?
  9. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    Yeah apparently they update there site when they remember. They do have a Forum, although it looks outdated as well.

    But Antoine to Rosboro? Please tell me you have some pics. Google earth shows RR alongside a river the whole way and it looks killer! Might have to bring my XR up there and steal your ride :evil
  10. arkansawyer

    arkansawyer Long timer

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    People deer hunt back in there. There are no gates, but I feel bad if I ruin someone's hunting.
    The bankruptcy led to the tracks and ties being pulled up and sold. The log trucks really tore up the road bed in places. Some long mudholes from that.
    Yes, it is pretty back there.
    The remains of Graysonia are in between the RR and the river. Look where the river has a large bend two or three miles above Antoine.

    I'm working both days this weekend. Maybe next weekend I'll be off.
  11. Pez

    Pez b00b

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    Man, google is something else. Searched for Graysonia and brought up a thread about a guy driving his Hummer up the RR where you go! Pretty cool looking spot
  12. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Nice shot. I have been riding to work at 04.20am for the past few days so this morning I deceided to get up and leave at that time for a ride.

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    And we did bikes on a powerpole:D

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  13. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Ok man, this n00b is readying these parts for a bath this afternoon in the offered up oxalic acid solution. Chemistry not being my strong point, do I have to neutralize the acid once removed from the soaking or simply wipe the chrome parts dry? :ear
  14. YakSpout

    YakSpout Obstacle Allusion

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    :lol3

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  15. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    What about "Bike in a tree"..

    My old Balfa BB7, now long gone, really heavy but super nice..
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    Same tree..
    Nicolai M-pire, gone too.
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    Ibis tandem
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    WTB Phoenix.
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  16. Lewy

    Lewy Minus the LC8

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    Love it
  17. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    My new (to me) Maverick ML-7, I know she does not look like much on the pictures, but they are really well design and build frames (by Paul Turner, the rockshox brainiac, and weld by F.T.W. aka Frank The Welder)..
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    More pictures when I get it home and assemble..

    Ps: I want one of this frames for many years
  18. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    Man, you had/have a collection of some of the badest bikes I've ever seen. :clap
  19. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    You gonna leave it skinny, or fatten it up?

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    Cool bike either way.
  20. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Wow is that "Trek" yours...??

    How big of a tire can you fit on the DUC32 forks..??

    Skinny, is going to go in between my Nicolai "harshtail" and my santa cruz Nomad, not to much not to little..:eek1