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Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-05-16, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By esther-L
Special Olympics and Paralympics are not the same...

Special Olympics and Paralympics are not the same thing.

Disabled Sports USA has an information page about handcycles at Handcycling | Adaptive sports for anyone with a disability | Disabled...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-04-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By esther-L
If you want to look for a lighter bike with a...

If you want to look for a lighter bike with a geometry that suits you, have you had a bike fit?
A good fitter can give you a chart with the lengths of various frame pieces and angles, and you can...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 07-04-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By esther-L
A fall onto your surgery side could be really bad...

A fall onto your surgery side could be really bad news.
I recommend looking at the Disabled Sports USA website and seeing if they have a chapter in your geographic area. Chapters may have loaner...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-31-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By esther-L
I've had shoulder/neck pain in the past from...

I've had shoulder/neck pain in the past from riding a road bike.
I second the suggestion for bike fit. And the one for core exercises.
It could be as simple as your handlebars being too wide or...
Forum: Commuting 05-30-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,819
Posted By esther-L
Thanks for items to think about. I will ask the...

Thanks for items to think about. I will ask the janitor at work about a hanging location. Server room is not accessible to me.

There is a shower in the building, which is currently not useful to...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 05-28-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By esther-L
There are hydrotac stick-on reading magnifier...

There are hydrotac stick-on reading magnifier inserts available. I have not tried them, so I don't know how well they work.
Forum: Commuting 05-28-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,819
Posted By esther-L
drying bike clothing in open office?

I started a new job, which has an open office arrangement - no cubicle walls. No coat closet, either.
I can't really drape the clothes under my desk with a fan pointed at them - there is no...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 02-14-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By esther-L
Looks very nice. I like the bar-end shifter.

Looks very nice. I like the bar-end shifter.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 01-17-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By esther-L
I would certainly be tempted to write a letter to...

I would certainly be tempted to write a letter to the police asking the Chief to train people to look for ALL vehicles before opening a Suburban door while parked in a bike lane.

I have to wonder...
Forum: Commuting 12-25-15, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By esther-L
I have 1 RR crossing on my commute. When there is...

I have 1 RR crossing on my commute. When there is a train, I am typically stopped and protecting my ears with my hands because the train engineers usually sound the horn at this crossing.

There...
Forum: Commuting 12-25-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 994
Posted By esther-L
I'm not sure why there are splashes on your rear...

I'm not sure why there are splashes on your rear fender - is it narrower than your tires?

Agree with the previous responders that your front fender is not giving you enough coverage.
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 12-25-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By esther-L
I have seen a man who had installed velcro mounts...

I have seen a man who had installed velcro mounts to hang his forearm crutches on his recumbent trike. I would need to look thru my photos to see if he had a tadpole or delta trike. Because a...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 12-01-15, 09:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,417
Posted By esther-L
One of the LCI coaches (those who train LCIs)...

One of the LCI coaches (those who train LCIs) lives in Atlanta. I think there may be cycling classes in the Atlanta area. LCI = League Cycling Instructor.
Esther
LCI # 3603
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 11-26-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,742
Posted By esther-L
There are 2 different bolt patterns for biking...

There are 2 different bolt patterns for biking shoes with cleats.
Mountain bike shoes all have the pre-created holes for the 2-bolt pattern (SPD and a few other cleat types).

Road bike shoes...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 11-26-15, 09:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,697
Posted By esther-L
It might be worth asking your doctor for a...

It might be worth asking your doctor for a referral to physical therapy. A PT can do a torture exam and diagnose ITBS and any muscle group weakness. If those portions of the quads right at the...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By esther-L
I installed a Tubus Fly rack on my carbon Jamis...

I installed a Tubus Fly rack on my carbon Jamis bike. My rack trunk flops sideways on it - looks dorky but stays attached. I also had the Ass-saver mini-fender. The pannier worked better than the...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,526
Posted By esther-L
My husband and I have had the conversation where...

My husband and I have had the conversation where he thinks I ride "too aggressively" and that I take the lane too much of the time. We talked about it for a while, about how I have looked at some of...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-28-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By esther-L
I have a 2012 Google Nexus 7 with Lollipop...

I have a 2012 Google Nexus 7 with Lollipop (Android 5). I used this on a trip to Europe with the ridewithgps app to record biking. The battery life in my unit is around 6 hours. I had to be in a...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 10-25-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,538
Posted By esther-L
If I were you (fthomas), I would look up IT Band...

If I were you (fthomas), I would look up IT Band pain and see if it matches your pain on outside of knee. There are stretches you can do to help with IT Band. If your symptoms are consistent with...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 10-25-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,606
Posted By esther-L
:roflmao2: I love taking photos from the...

:roflmao2:


I love taking photos from the stoker seat on a tandem! I'm too scared of dropping my phone to pull it out on the tandem.
I just began wishing that BF had a like button!
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 09-06-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,054
Posted By esther-L
My Mom does not bike. She was having issues...

My Mom does not bike. She was having issues kinda similar to this on her behind.
She had bought laundry detergent pods at a marvelous discount. It turned out that her washing machine needed an...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-06-15, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By esther-L
We use cardo BK-1 DUO set. It can be used on...

We use cardo BK-1 DUO set. It can be used on tandem or on our separate bikes. The battery life is a bit low, but we are happy with it. I bought it direct from manufacturer, which was a lower price in...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-06-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,037
Posted By esther-L
I have a biomechanical issue and find that when I...

I have a biomechanical issue and find that when I ride with clipless pedals I do pull up on the pedals (always with the whole leg, and when I am wearing the prosthesis whose suspension allows pulling...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 09-06-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,524
Posted By esther-L
I don't know of any veteran or disability-focused...

I don't know of any veteran or disability-focused groups in California that are focused on bicycles for transportation.

I do know that CyclingSavvy - A Program of the American Bicycling Education...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 09-06-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,205
Posted By esther-L
I need to change the sock inside the liner...

I need to change the sock inside the liner roughly every hour.
I do wear a thin coolmax sock inside liner.
I also use Zeabsorb powder - it's more absorbent than baby powder. I don't use the...
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