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Forum: Road Cycling 12-29-14, 02:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,464
Posted By RickBlane
Two words. Relief tube.

Two words.
Relief tube.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 12-26-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By RickBlane
A good hat. Plenty of water. Make good...

A good hat.

Plenty of water.

Make good use of any shade available. I like riding greenways and forest trails for the extra shade.

Find a shady spot to lay up during the heat of the day.
Forum: Touring 12-25-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,635
Posted By RickBlane
I like to stop at a pub or few on a day long or...

I like to stop at a pub or few on a day long or longer ride for a pint of Gunness here and there. Nothing else is worth stopping for. I keep a flask of 151 dark rum for emergencies. First aid,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-14-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 150,638
Posted By RickBlane
I wear a helmet because I chose to. I object to...

I wear a helmet because I chose to. I object to a law that says I must wear a helmet because a group of mostly non bike riders think I should.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 12-14-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,427
Posted By RickBlane
Never looked into the health side but I know what...

Never looked into the health side but I know what makes me feel better. Every morning I like filling one of these

Amazon.com: Prepworks from Progressive International GT-3931 Stainless Steel Mesh...
Forum: Foo 11-27-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,919
Posted By RickBlane
Firefly Sorry, I thought I hit the quote...

Firefly

Sorry, I thought I hit the quote button.
Forum: Commuting 11-25-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,198
Posted By RickBlane
Guys is this the AirZound you are talking about?...

Guys is this the AirZound you are talking about? (link below)
...
Forum: Foo 11-23-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,919
Posted By RickBlane
Firefly +++ 1 Best ever A must see. ...

Firefly

+++ 1 Best ever

A must see.

How many episodes had bikes in them? Just asking.
Forum: Touring 11-22-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By RickBlane
Yes, I use the GPS satellites in the sky. ...

Yes, I use the GPS satellites in the sky. Usually just to find my way home.

I also use a compass to keep me going in the general direction I want to go. Download the oldest Boy Scout manual you...
Forum: Touring 11-22-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,020
Posted By RickBlane
I almost always boil my water (and turn it into...

I almost always boil my water (and turn it into tea) no mater what the source. Boiling being the best way to make water safe. But I always have 2 filters if they are needed. A Life Straw that is...
Forum: Touring 11-22-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,426
Posted By RickBlane
The thing I love about biking over hiking is I...

The thing I love about biking over hiking is I can take anything I want and not have to carry it. I love camping and find almost any night camping better than any night in a hotel/motel.

My...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-17-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By RickBlane
Dude, my hat is off to you. I too am a CD and...

Dude, my hat is off to you. I too am a CD and you could call my bike custom. My wife calls it Frankenbike.

I would not have made it a quarter of what you did. Not that we'll ever know. I keep...
Forum: Touring 11-16-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,860
Posted By RickBlane
I found God right after a truck almost ran me off...

I found God right after a truck almost ran me off the road. No damage to me or the bike. I figure God must like me.
Forum: Foo 11-16-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By RickBlane
A good bike with spares, tools, camping kit, and...

A good bike with spares, tools, camping kit, and a plan will get one off grid/radar. Some cash/PM might be handy at some point but well selected road food will have the most value the first few days.
Forum: Introductions 11-16-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By RickBlane
Howdy. Welcome to the club.

Howdy. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Touring 11-14-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,843
Posted By RickBlane
I always have a transceiver with me on any trips...

I always have a transceiver with me on any trips longer than 5 miles. Also gets am/fm and weather.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-12-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,318
Posted By RickBlane
Need input on a critical piece of biking equipment.

The bike bell. Below is a link to what is at the top of my list now. Please take a look, give an opinion, and make a suggestion if you have one.

Amazon.com : Widek Dingdong Bell - Chrome, 80mm :...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-07-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By RickBlane
New guy to co op needs advice.

I have always used single purpose tools and have not given the multi pocket things much attention. But I have started helping out at the local co op and find I spend a great deal of time tracking...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-07-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By RickBlane
Help me pick a tool please.

I have always used single purpose tools and have not given the multi pocket things much attention. But I have started helping out at the local co op and find I spend a great deal of time tracking...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-07-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By RickBlane
The link below is for a low cost bike trailer. ...

The link below is for a low cost bike trailer. The lowest I was able to find. Not the best but you get what you pay for. Even at that it is a better choice than trying to rig up something with a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-07-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,268
Posted By RickBlane
If you do not already have a rear rack the Wald...

If you do not already have a rear rack the Wald 520 Rear Twin Bicycle Carrier Basket is a fine choice if your frame is long enough. Most are. Link below has good prices and free shipping in most...
Forum: Recreational & Family 11-03-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,544
Posted By RickBlane
Bike trails, free maps OMG

I know this must be old news to most/many of you. BUT NOT ALL.

I discovered a reference to it buried in part of unrelated post. How is this not it's own sub-forum? Or at least a pined item for...
Forum: Foo 11-01-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 604
Posted By RickBlane
+1 I like mine better than most people. ...

+1

I like mine better than most people.

She is nicer/better than most people.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/546/6eq3.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/f66eq3j)

Most people sux...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 10-31-14, 09:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,143
Posted By RickBlane
I strive to achieve pokey. I do not ride for...

I strive to achieve pokey. I do not ride for distance or speed. I just like to be out in the world and to have enough stuff with me to enjoy whatever I find. A fully charged cell phone is a good...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-31-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 15,299
Posted By RickBlane
Right there with you. Sometimes I find a nice...

Right there with you. Sometimes I find a nice spot that just needs for me to spend the night. I like having the option.

I like to ride slow and take it all in. Some days I start off on a ride...
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