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Messages - rjones35

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Gear Talk / Re: clean hydration pack
« on: September 02, 2011, 09:46:15 am »
Yep, denture tabs are the way to go!  Probably wouldn't have to do it every day, maybe once a week I would think.  I use the generic ones from CVS or Walgreens, they were cheap for a box of 100 or something like that.

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 11, 2011, 01:36:58 pm »
Cool!! I like the way they look!!

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 10, 2011, 04:55:45 pm »
Oh really!!  How well do the new PBS grips stay on Speedplays?  That's what got me looking for something different in the first place, their covers kept falling off!!  And I probably should have gotten the Pro's but I liked the idea of the whole front of the shoe being covered.  May still end up getting the Pros, or maybe the new ones when the come out.  Thanks, they are very cool!

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 10, 2011, 09:53:22 am »
Got my Cleatskins yesterday! Haven't actually used them yet, other than walking around the house, but they seem pretty cool.  They're a little heavier than I was expecting, but they're rubber, so they can roll up or sqaush down to nothing, or tie on the bike somewhere.  They're real easy to put on and take off, I wear a 46-47, depending on the shoe, so I got the XL and they fit fine.  Very easy to walk in.  I got these with the idea, since I wear road shoes with the cleats that aren't recessed, that I could wear them when I'm riding and want to stop and walk around town, or go on a tour of something, or whatever.  I wear Speedplays, and the cleat covers for those are okay and small enough to put in a jersey pocket, but they don't stay on very well, especially if there is any mud or soggy ground and they're a hard plastic, thats fairly slippery walking on tile floors, again, especially when wet.  In the past, on a couple of occasions anyway, I've taken flip-flop type sandals and jammed them either in a water bottle cage or a jersey pocket, which worked, but then I lost a water bottle cage or a jersey pocket.  I don't think the Cleatskins are a "must have", but I think they will come in handy and make a little nicer to walk in my bike shoes!!  They make another version, the Pro bikeskins, or something like that, that stay on your shoe all the time.  You just flip them forward to cover up the cleat.  Might have been the way to go, I'm not sure. I thought the ones I got would make for better walking.

General Discussion / Re: What to do with your stuff on days off??
« on: August 07, 2011, 03:25:55 pm »
Ronnie421 - I like that idea!! And the free meals help too!

Gear Talk / Re: RX Cycling Sunglasses
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:05:37 pm »
I don't know anything about Sport RX, but I do know glasses are expensive.  For me personally, I have to try the glasses on before I buy them.  As far as polycarbonate lenses, I'd say yes.  They are lighter and tougher.  Transition lenses, I'd say yes as long as they will get as dark and/or as light as you want them.  I don't about the black flash coating, if it helps with glare, I'd say yes.  Have you checked into Oakleys or Rudy Projects?  I like the Rudys myself and they have some different options for lenses too.

General Discussion / Re: How do you train for a long tour?
« on: August 04, 2011, 09:20:57 am »
Totally not really related!!  Lexiecali - how was P90x? I was thinking that I should give it a go over the winter, but I don't have any weights or pull up bars or anything.  How much is that stuff involved? Up till now all my workouts have consisted of going for a long bike ride!!

General Discussion / Re: What to do with your stuff on days off??
« on: August 04, 2011, 09:16:56 am »
Yeah, my thought, having never done it before, was the whole idea was to go hiking, see the sights, go explore!!  And it just seemed like it would be a total bummer to either not be able to because you were worried about your stuff or, on the other hand, to go do something and get back and all your stuff was gone!  I guess, like someone said, just common sense and being aware of your surroundings.  Thanks for all the feedback!!!

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:39:46 pm »
Just ordered some, I'll let you know how they work out!!

Gear Talk / Re: 26 inch wheels and tires
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:39:08 pm »
Just curious, being new to all this, why the narrow 26" and not a wider 700c?  Is it a wheel strength thing?

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 03, 2011, 11:16:09 am »
Oh yeah, shoulda looked there first!  Thanks!!

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 03, 2011, 10:59:28 am »
Yeah, I don't know.  I was thinking they might be nicer walking in than regular cleat covers.  Might be more of a hassle though.  SPD type shoes with recessed cleats would definitely be easier, but that's not what I have.

Gear Talk / Re: Cleatskins
« on: August 03, 2011, 10:08:13 am »
These are new, I think.  Cleatskins Bikeskins.  They're a rubber, or silicone, cover that straps on your shoe over the cleat.  Supposed to be easier to walk in than regular cleat covers.  I've used the cleat covers for my speedplays for a long time, and they do the job, provided they don't fall off. I was thinking these might be cool!

Gear Talk / Cleatskins
« on: August 03, 2011, 09:28:48 am »
Anybody used them?  They look like a good idea, but from the pictures they look thick, like they would really put your foot in a weird position?

Gear Talk / Re: Handlebar bag for carbon bars??
« on: August 03, 2011, 09:27:44 am »
I got the Avenir Metro Mini yesterday!  I think it will work out great for me.  It's definitely not big, but big enough for camera, cell phone, wallet/money, a tube, snacks, maybe a rain jacket, but that might be a stretch.  I'll let you know how it actually works!

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