Used to ride a motorcycle
- Sep 2, 2006
I have never found a painter I like except for me and I don’t like doing it either!Our house has vinyl siding with wood trim. The wood trim is due for painting and some of it needs to be replaced.
For decades we had a guy that did great work and charged a fair price but he moved and doesn't like to do work in Charlotte anymore. Does anyone have a guy?
Talk to Charles at Excite Bikes in Locust - he sells lots of entry level bikes and can definitely tell you what gets the most bang for the buck.So are names like Trek, REI, and Cannondale bad names? Just trying to get a feel for what I am looking for, 500-1000 range.
Thread derailed, but if you like bikes like these, you would love riding at the Canmore Nordic Center.I have two carbon full suspension enduro bikes - a Transition Sentinel and a Guerilla Gravity The Smash. If I had to pick one it would be The Smash for sure. The Sentinel is cool but weird. But the main reason I like enduros so much is I'm a big guy with short legs and a long torso (relative to my height) and enduros fit me great - but they might be a bad choice for a more "normal" person. I went through four mountain bikes to get to this point:
I would seriously like to get into that type of stuff. Just comes down to how many hobbies can one person really have? Have you gone up and done Snowshoe? I’d love to ride up and ride down!Thread derailed, but if you like bikes like these, you would love riding at the Canmore Nordic Center.
Best vacation we ever took was a week long stay in Canmore BC, where my son and I rode at the Nordic Center everyday on rented Rocky Mountain full suspension bikes. The scenery, dirt, and trails were unbelievable.
The "black coal chutes" trail was so steep you couldn't see the trail for about 50 feet when you were at the top looking over the edge. I sent my son first. Total faith when you dropped in.
Oh, the park is in a "wildlife corridor" which means you may get eaten by a Grizzly Bear or Cougar, but that doesn't seem to happen often.
I have not done Snowshoe. I have done lift serviced trails in Michigan. They are fun, but the downhill stuff gets pretty gnarly quick. Things look a lot different from between a set of handlebars!I would seriously like to get into that type of stuff. Just comes down to how many hobbies can one person really have? Have you gone up and done Snowshoe? I’d love to ride up and ride down!
They're this expensive because that is how much we will pay. I think I need a carbon hard tail to win local races. Eric needs a 140mm enduro bike to ride Mazeppa. We're dumb. We pay. It's fun. We pay again.I still don’t understand why these damn things are so expensive!
Sorry, didn't mean to short change you on the travel! Let me know the next time you guys want to ride. Any place, any pace, any distance, I just love to ride!
Let me know what time if you do decide you want company - Friday is an "easy" cycling effort day, so slow is fine. I'd just love to get out and do a social ride with you guys. Otherwise I'll be riding in my living room.