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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,318
Posted By 5kdad
I can vouch for success of this suggestion! I've...

I can vouch for success of this suggestion! I've not tried using the phenylephrine nasal decongestant (but plan to pick some up tomorrow!), but have used the rest of what you are talking about. After...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By 5kdad
The evidence....... I'd pumped some air into the...

The evidence....... I'd pumped some air into the tire right after the flat, and could hear where the air was coming from, so was no problem to find the gaping hole. The hole is on the inside of the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 8,632
Posted By 5kdad
I know first hand from people who work at our...

I know first hand from people who work at our local McDonald's, that people come through their drive up window and have been served on bicycles, and even horses!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-05-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By 5kdad
Bizarre bike flat

I had the strangest flat on my bike yesterday. The previous 3 days, I'd ridden right at 100 miles my mt bike, all road riding, with Schwalbe Marathon tires that had less than 200 miles on them. That...
Forum: Mountain - Plains 05-22-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By 5kdad
Eureka Springs Multisport Festival Home Page...

Eureka Springs Multisport Festival Home Page (http://www.eurekasportsfestival.com/)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-22-16, 06:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,715
Posted By 5kdad
I was cycling across Oklahoma a couple years ago,...

I was cycling across Oklahoma a couple years ago, with the Oklahoma Freewheel group. One group of cyclists were meeting an on-coming string of traffic, when one driver in a pickup truck decided to...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-17-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 5kdad
Good idea. I understand the "poverty"...

Good idea. I understand the "poverty" situation..... :-)
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-17-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 5kdad
That's the way it looks to me, rubber bands...

That's the way it looks to me, rubber bands holding them together.
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-17-16, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 5kdad
I think that's more what I had in mind, instead...

I think that's more what I had in mind, instead of the the "pedal blocks". Is that what you are talking about? Amazon.com : Ride2 Crank Arm Shorteners for up to 43mm wide 9/16 arms : Bike Cranksets...
Forum: Touring 05-16-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,117
Posted By 5kdad
My 8 year old grand daughter and I did an...

My 8 year old grand daughter and I did an organized ride on this trail just last Saturday. Called the "Square 2 Square", 30 miles from the Fayetteville to Bentonville square. We had a blast, great...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 05-16-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By 5kdad
Experiences with "pedal blocks"?

With grand kids getting older (range in age from 1 to 8 years old), I had the opportunity to pick up a fairly new tandem at a flea market last fall. For the grand kids that are still a little too...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-12-16, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By 5kdad
I am sort of in the same boat as you are....

I am sort of in the same boat as you are. Creeping up on age 60, I too have seen HS classmates die from heart failure, due to being over weight and not exercising.
My friend asked me, why I didn't...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-11-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By 5kdad
My friend is not a cyclist. He thinks it's too...

My friend is not a cyclist. He thinks it's too dangerous to be out on the roads with traffic. Another reason he tells me I shouldn't cycle.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 04-11-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,931
Posted By 5kdad
Gut weight voids cycling benefits?

I have a friend, that just doesn't grasp why I enjoy cycling. He's a nice guy, means well, but has been making comments that (perhaps unintentionally) could discourage some of my cycling. He seems...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-11-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,263
Posted By 5kdad
110 miles.....It was in 2010, was doing RAGBRAI,...

110 miles.....It was in 2010, was doing RAGBRAI, the bicycle ride across Iowa. I live in hilly Arkansas, had never ridden more than about 75-80 miles in one day, and that was on very rare occasions,...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-10-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By 5kdad
Strava Heat Map question

How often is the Strava heat map page updated? I've been riding some dirt roads in my area of rural Arkansas. Many of those roads do not show that anyone has logged a Strava ride on them. It's been a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-07-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By 5kdad
What Factors determine tire size?

I need to put new tires on my mountain bike. I never ride the mountain bike trails. My riding is split between paved roads and the many dirt roads we have in rural, rocky Arkansas. The dirt roads...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-06-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,009
Posted By 5kdad
Pleasant Motorist Experience

Thought I'd share a pleasant experience we had today with a motorist.
I was biking with 2 ladies, was just coming back into the small town where we live in rural Arkansas, when a vehicle passed us....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-13-15, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By 5kdad
Animal Attacks Bicyclist

85 year old bicyclist mauled by animal in Christian County | Local - KY3.com (http://www.ky3.com/news/local/85-year-old-bicyclist-mauled-by-animal-in-christian-county/21048998_36441478)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-04-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By 5kdad
I live in Arkansas, about 5 miles from the...

I live in Arkansas, about 5 miles from the Arkansas/Missouri border. I'd guess 90% of my riding is in Arkansas. Where I'm at, the Missouri roads have minimal shoulder and the dreaded rumble strips....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-04-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By 5kdad
Arkansas Hit-and-Run nighttime accident

Bicyclist dies in hit-and-run crash | Local - KY3.com

(http://www.ky3.com/news/local/bicyclist-dies-in-hitandrun-crash/21048998_36230296)MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. -
Baxter County...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-21-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By 5kdad
Drunk man fires shots at group of cyclists

Drunk man beats up a fellow, steals his car, then shoots at a group of cyclists. For some reason, the discussion on Facebook pertaining to this event ended up being about how dangerous bicycles were,...
Forum: Touring 09-21-15, 12:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,000
Posted By 5kdad
I just recently bought one, was I was planning a...

I just recently bought one, was I was planning a solo multi-day trip.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-18-15, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By 5kdad
My thoughts exactly. Also amazes me how many...

My thoughts exactly. Also amazes me how many cyclists ride without a mirror. Mine attaches to my glasses. I'd feel safer riding without my helmet, than without my mirror! I was riding last summer,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-18-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,590
Posted By 5kdad
Making things safer, that's what I want, but that...

Making things safer, that's what I want, but that takes cooperation. Paved roads could have been originally made for bicycles, but I doubt many tax payers would agree to that today. I'm just saying,...
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