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Classifieds / Re: Litespeed Sportive Titanium M/L - $1300 Austin, TX
« on: October 17, 2011, 04:49:38 pm »
Thank you for the reply. I don't blame you for making plans to make that one a keeper!(unless your road bike is a specialized roubaix road bike i ever owned and totally regret selling it...then i'd keep the carbon.)
As for the low-ball offers you've received,...can't blame them for trying can we?
If you decide in the near future to actually sell your ti bike, get back to me. I can't pay your asking price, but could pay more than you were offered up to date.
thank you for your time and also posting your beautiful bike on this wonderful site!
happy trails

General Discussion / Re: Great Music For My Tour? Suggestions?
« on: October 15, 2011, 01:18:11 am »
i'm leaving on tour soon and simply cannot leave my music behind either.
i will share with you what i have loaded in my mp3:
jack johnson(4 albums)
donavan frankenreiter(2albums)
pearl jam(3)
tom petty(3)
vivaldi(3,full violin concertos)
bela fleck and the flecktones
francis cabrel
A.A. bondy
cat stevens
johnny cash
gordon lightfoot
bob marley(15+....huge fan)
blind melon
lucinda williams
and dave mathews

and that's on mp3 number 1...

#2...carter family, paul simon,elvis, metalica,dre,hendrix,neil diamond,john cougar...etc etc

if you were never introduced to classical, i really really recommend that you try it while cycling...
vivaldi four seasons, in violin and cello...after one run of that album, if you still don't like classical, you never will.
it's amazing music. i have listened to it on free-ride sessions with some young stunt riders and they always get a kick out of that, the fact that i listen to that calm music while riding stuff that really surged the adrenaline. but if you really listen to that album, you'll see the emotion and the energy also...try it!
have a great tour fellow rider...
ps:i'm not computer savy, but i do have this album on my laptop. i don't like breaking copyright laws but if there is a way to send it to you trough e-mail, explain to me how to do it, and i will...i guess lol
there are several versions of that piece by vivaldi... i'm offering the best one! joke
ps#2:music or not, mash those pedals steady, rubber side down!

Classifieds / Re: Litespeed Sportive Titanium M/L - $1300 Austin, TX
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:36:07 am »
man that thing looks fast standing still!!!!

Classifieds / Re: Litespeed Sportive Titanium M/L - $1300 Austin, TX
« on: October 15, 2011, 12:31:51 am »
what a beautiful bike...
looks like jewelry really,or art.
fine art
too bad i have a wine taste with a beer budget
i'm guessing if you have this bike, you are not liquidating your bike(s) for gas money so i won't insult you with what my budget can allow.
but man, what a bike.
i've been in the market for a touring bike and the majority of touring bikes are trek520 surly lht etc etc...and i'll probably choose one eventually, but i must admit to staring at these pictures. imagining a 12, 18 month ride with that thing...!!!!!
i'd cover the big logo up for real though...touring with that bike could be dangerous in certain areas no?...
i'd chance it, no doubt. duct tape aroung the flashy logo's and off i'd be.
but to a real bike conoisseur, duct tape won't hide the Litespeed frame one bit...
anyway, if you ever lower your price to at least import beer, get back to me quickly. i'm waiting to sell my house(realtor says anyday now!) and as soon as that happens, the purchasing begins.
thanks buddy
sorry to bother you really
it's just...
...what a beautiful bike!
sylvio boudreau

General Discussion / Re: Your top 5 things to take on tour
« on: July 19, 2011, 03:58:01 am »
i havent travelled like most of you, but what i always bring, as it is very light and refreshing...spare soles for my sometimes a small thing makes a fresh dry spongy soles? who could resist...

General Discussion / Re: travelling long distance with my dog
« on: July 15, 2011, 07:01:46 pm »
Hi Suzanne,
Your comment and insight are welcomed and considered heavily...wish i could ask Jerry!...the million dollar
keep smiling... ;)

General Discussion / Re: travelling long distance with my dog
« on: July 13, 2011, 01:00:17 pm »
thanks for the info Fred. i will search the topic today at some point.
i am not techno savy and dont search as well as i could i suppose. your answer is kind, thank you

General Discussion / Re: travelling long distance with my dog
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:56:35 pm »
hello staehpj1 and thank you for your reply. if i had someone to really take care of him at home, i would not consider bringing Jerry. i think about his comfort issues along the way, and very worried that the dog would suffer more coming with me. that's where i figured i'd ask this forum on the subject and determine whos answer and experience i would consider in my final choice. your last sentence tells me you get my real problem here. thank you and wish me luck

General Discussion / travelling long distance with my dog
« on: July 12, 2011, 10:59:05 pm »
Hello fellow cyclists. i am planning a trip from New Brunswick,Canada to U.S., possibly Mexico.  I use a Yakima trailer now, similiar to the Bob trailer. With those unfamiliar with these cargo trailers, this particular single wheeled trailer carries 60lbs with no issues, designed for 70lbs. trailer weights 17lbs and attaches to your wheel and not your frame. My hardest choice is bringing my 20lbs dog Jerry, or leaving him behind. Ive thought about building a platform that wouldd fit on top of my load, but afraid it would be too top heavy. i thought about a front basket. then the question is should the bike be rigid forks or not. i have both. a trek 8500,(fox fork 80mm), or my old Greg Herbold Miyata elevation 4000,with rigid fork. both are built light and right,mavic crossmax xl wheels, xtr crank etc...and ill use knobbies(1.75) or road worthy 1.2's, but bringing both... another worry i have is that my miyata was built in 91 using no welds on any tubes on the bike, they opted for a adhesive method. although the bike withstood my maniacal driving back in the day and a regular road ripping training bike session over the years, the frame construction scares me as i think of a gross trailer weight of 80lbs maybe and a few racks for maps,bars, rain gear etc. the choice im leaning for is the trek but i sure do like that road bike efficientcy of the miyata. id like to do a stretch on dirt roads so the fox fork would be nice on the 03 trek 8500. another option for carrying my dog would be a side basket or one behind me, attached to a rack. would that be too much vibration for Jerry, or make the bike harder to stear as he moves from time to time, you know. Or what about a train of trailers? i thought about a stiff bar connecting the two, avoiding that the rear trailer tries passing the lead trailer. should i avoid a single wheel trailer as he shifts his weight? i'm stuck as to what to do ...any suggestions or experiences out there for me to benefit from? any ideas also on the maximum weight a rider can  carry day after day?? i can haul my single wheeled 60lbs trailer all day now but is it realistic to add, lets say another 7o distributed from front of bike to back of single or double trailer, or trailer and racks only....thank you so much for reading this and please forgive errors as i am schooled in french

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