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Forum: Commuting 03-25-17, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By JanMM
I've worn a variety of dog tags on neck chains...

I've worn a variety of dog tags on neck chains for more than a few years - currently with my name and address and my ICE/wife's name and cell number. Thankfully, I have no important medical info to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-25-17, 08:48 PM
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Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
First ride this year wearing shorts today - 20...

First ride this year wearing shorts today - 20 tandem miles on the Screamer. A bit windy with headwind on the way out then a little tailwind most of the way back which was really nice on a stretch of...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-24-17, 10:05 PM
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Posted By JanMM
We both worked today - got out for a 13 mile...

We both worked today - got out for a 13 mile tandem ride in the evening. No jackets, fingerless gloves - gotta love Spring!
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-24-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By JanMM
This one? ...

This one?
https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Tandem-Wheel-Bicycle-Frame/dp/B06WRRNB7S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490404762&sr=8-1&keywords=schwinn+tandem

Only one review of the bike on Amazon. (They...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-24-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By JanMM
Keep in mind that at some point you will learn...

Keep in mind that at some point you will learn the importance of having a Backup Bike. Most commonly, the current bike becomes the Backup Bike when a More Desirable Bike is purchased.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-24-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 498
Posted By JanMM
Try this great trick to keep your brain active! ...

Try this great trick to keep your brain active!
Randomly/independently swap brake levers and shifters back and forth from left to right and back again, etc. Forcing you to THINK every time you need...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By JanMM
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Commuting 03-23-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 6,085
Posted By JanMM
Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1835...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1835 (1950 total miles YTD)
KCBikeCommuter (MO) ______________________ 1249.6 (2148.1 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ______________________________ 1246 (1296 total)...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-23-17, 07:09 PM
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Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
Really felt the urge to bike to work today even...

Really felt the urge to bike to work today even though it was 29F when I left home. Took about four miles for the fingers to get cold but no frostbite! (Ski gloves plus liners). Much warmer on the...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-22-17, 03:54 PM
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Posted By JanMM
Yesterday - second day of Spring - I rode to work...

Yesterday - second day of Spring - I rode to work for the first time since near the end of November. 21 miles total.
New this year - riding LWB recumbent instead of the SWB that was my Commuter Bike...
Forum: Commuting 03-22-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 6,085
Posted By JanMM
Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1798...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1798 (1913 total miles YTD)
KCBikeCommuter (MO) ______________________ 1249.6 (2148.1 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ______________________________ 1246 (1296 total)...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-21-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 26,318
Posted By JanMM
Liz hasn't posted on BF in a decade. :D

Liz hasn't posted on BF in a decade. :D
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-20-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,034
Posted By JanMM
Drink a lot of coffee and you'll have to pee a...

Drink a lot of coffee and you'll have to pee a lot but that would happen with drinking water, too.
Caffeine: Is it dehydrating or not? - Mayo Clinic...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-20-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,034
Posted By JanMM
For most, coffee is more good than bad, and is...

For most, coffee is more good than bad, and is not a diuretic, as was thought in olden days.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-20-17, 07:55 PM
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Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
Ten mile ride this evening after work. Poured...

Ten mile ride this evening after work. Poured down this morning but much nicer most of the rest of the day in respect to Spring, maybe?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-20-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 490
Posted By JanMM
There is kick bike racing somewhere in the world....

There is kick bike racing somewhere in the world. (Not in the American Heartland)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6wDjd5P6iI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ3xlgKI5L4
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-19-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By JanMM
No weight lifting would be easy for me. :lol: ...

No weight lifting would be easy for me. :lol:

Hang in there, take it easy while you can/have to.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-19-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20,258
Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
Sunny and almost but not quite warm today. Out...

Sunny and almost but not quite warm today. Out for a 10 mile solo ride, then a 13 mile tandem ride.
Hope to ride to work once or twice this week - haven't done that since late November.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-19-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By JanMM
Shimano introduced SIS in 1984, first targeting...

Shimano introduced SIS in 1984, first targeting racers. I don't remember seeing it in person until 1985 at a criterium (I was a spectator!) in downtown Atlanta, where Shimano had a tent set up to...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-18-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20,258
Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
9 miles late in the day today. Cool and breezy...

9 miles late in the day today. Cool and breezy but dry. Hooray for DST!
Forum: Recumbent 03-18-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By JanMM
G'night, thread............................

G'night, thread............................
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-18-17, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By JanMM
Might try posting in the Bicycle Mechanics...

Might try posting in the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By JanMM
^^^ Once more, with emphasis: as already...

^^^
Once more, with emphasis:
as already stated: if you do replace it, don't mix up brake and shifter housings
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By JanMM
If your cables and housing are old - that housing...

If your cables and housing are old - that housing looks old - probably time to replace them with new cables and housing. The inside of the housing and the ends are likely sketchy if the outside looks...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-17-17, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20,258
Views: 1,790,357
Posted By JanMM
Yay Daylight Savings Time! Enough Daylight Time...

Yay Daylight Savings Time! Enough Daylight Time to get in a 12 mile ride after work without really needing lights - of course I had my flashing lights in spite of that.
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