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Messages - reed523

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General Discussion / Re: How can I find....
« on: February 27, 2011, 07:51:13 pm »
I've been working on the same thing for a few years now.  Very slow and frustrating.  Lots of interest and talk.  Very few takers.  Current plan is to take them in one at time and slowly build their confidence and ability.  We are finally starting to develop a core group that others are watching and listening to. Bicyclists can be terribly intimidating to new riders.  One common problem i've noticed with unsuccessful new rider introductions.  I've seen well intended folks go out time and time again with new riders and then invariably pull away.  They then stop to let the newbie catch up.  Fail.  This only lets the faster rider rest just compounding the issue for the next part of the ride.  Make sure you stay with the new people.  If you get away from them, at least ride back  and then rest with them so you get the same break.  Good luck.   

Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: February 25, 2011, 07:34:16 am »
I'm in Perkins OK.  35 miles north of 66.  Might be able to help.

General Discussion / Re: Motorbike riders out there?
« on: February 11, 2011, 06:17:32 pm »
This caught my attention as well.  My most traveled MC was a KLR 650.  One month ago, i sold my remaining motorized steed, a Suzuki wee strom.  I'm planning a coast to coast this summer so the motorcycle wasn't getting any love anyway with my training. !

This will be my first long tour and i'm very curious how i feel about motorcycles when i return.  Heck, i may go car free too, who knows!

General Discussion / Re: Serious back/rump problems
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:38:01 pm »
I know three people that tour on Crank forward bikes and they seem to do fine.  SLOW but fine.  Good luck in your search.

General Discussion / Re: Advice about Unique Bicycle Touring Company
« on: January 02, 2011, 05:33:33 pm »
I like your idea.  Seems like it might morph into some sort of "home base" with some sleeping inside and some out.  Utilizing such a  service would be beyond my budget but i have lots of friends i would love to introduce to touring and this seems like a nice gateway to do that.  I would think hosting a small group in conjunction with an organized tour would give you lots of immediate exposure. A handful of happy customers can spread the word pretty quickly around a group of 800 or 900 riders!  I know several groups in our state ride (Oklahoma Freewheel) do something similar with there own RV's and i thought it looked like fun.   Good luck with it!

Classifieds / Re: cannondale t2
« on: December 24, 2010, 08:06:31 pm »
I would also like some pics.


Classifieds / Re: FS: Jandd rear & front panniers
« on: December 07, 2010, 07:11:20 pm »
Intererested.  You have a PM.

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