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Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,723
Posted By Boudicca
If the OP has a rebuilt shoulder, a hybrid might...

If the OP has a rebuilt shoulder, a hybrid might offer more comfort than a road bike (I speak from experience). I rode the GAP on a Rocky Mountain Whistler, 35m tires, front suspension, fenders front...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-11-16, 07:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By Boudicca
I've travelled with a Bike Friday, with no issues...

I've travelled with a Bike Friday, with no issues about what it was. But I have learned to check in at the airport rather than online. If you check in online there is sometimes a box that you have to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-25-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Boudicca
I bought my Brompton three months ago. It would...

I bought my Brompton three months ago. It would presumably be cheaper now.
Forum: Eastern Canada 06-17-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Boudicca
Is there a local bike club you can check out?...

Is there a local bike club you can check out? They have probably checked out the routes to find the ones that work. Or look on RideWithGPS.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-16-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Boudicca
My Brompton makes me smile. I like hiding it...

My Brompton makes me smile. I like hiding it under the table at a coffee shop, or putting it in (half-folded) kickstand mode when I'm out and about. I like the fact that it doesn't have a computer,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-06-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By Boudicca
Spray foam/CAD file seems a lot of trouble, and...

Spray foam/CAD file seems a lot of trouble, and perhaps more engineering than a folding bike actually needs. What's wrong with a large dollar store suitcase?

Having said that, I would still worry...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-03-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,109
Posted By Boudicca
Works for me. But it has to be a tough ride. ...

Works for me. But it has to be a tough ride.

https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=tS&page_id=389141&v=E
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-26-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,187
Posted By Boudicca
They are touting the "real bike" feel, so it...

They are touting the "real bike" feel, so it probably rides more like a regular Friday, which in turn rides like a regular bike. And of course the fact that it comes in three sizes makes it more...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Boudicca
I started a chain on this one earlier today. ...

I started a chain on this one earlier today.

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1065148-backpack-friday.html

Maybe some kind mod could merge the two.
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,187
Posted By Boudicca
Thanks for the offer, but I'm not that intrigued....

Thanks for the offer, but I'm not that intrigued. I have a Bike Friday - it's my travel/touring bike - and I have a Brompton, which is the city bike. I guess they are positioning this as offering...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,187
Posted By Boudicca
Agreed on the weight, but you need to add lights...

Agreed on the weight, but you need to add lights and fenders if you want to commute on it, and who knows what fenders will do to the fold/pack. Can you imagine riding to the station in the rain, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-16, 06:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,187
Posted By Boudicca
Backpack Friday

Bike Friday is offering a preview on their new pack in a backpack bike, which weighs in at as little as 16 pounds (presumably the titanium version, built for a very small rider).

Interesting...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-17-16, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Boudicca
Well this is a first...

I broke my helmet this week, and I don't even have an accident story to tell (which is good). Bike fell over when the subway jolted, helmet was dangling from the handlebars, and the skinny little...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,395
Posted By Boudicca
Depends on the rear rack. Saris Bones rack...

Depends on the rear rack.

Saris Bones rack fits nicely on our (2013) Fit, despite spoiler.

Lovely bike transporting car, imho.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-12-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By Boudicca
The spouse just acquired a high-end recumbent...

The spouse just acquired a high-end recumbent trike, and I tried it, very briefly. (It would have been easier if I could actually have reached the pedals). He also got the two wheel on a curve...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-11-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Boudicca
Just over a week in from the surgery, and the...

Just over a week in from the surgery, and the recovery is about 30 times as fast as it was after the original surgery. It took months before I could do things like put on sweaters, or put in contact...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-03-16, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Boudicca
From my reading there are two sorts of plate, a...

From my reading there are two sorts of plate, a straight one that attaches to the bone, and a hooked one that can impinge on the joint, and that's what happened to me. I could ride for an hour, two...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-03-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Boudicca
So the plates are gone, and my shoulder feel like...

So the plates are gone, and my shoulder feel like it's in a vise, while the freezing hasn't worn off in the elbow area yet. Disconcertingly, I was awake right through, although a little spaced out....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-02-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,449
Posted By Boudicca
Update: both plates -- the hook one on the...

Update: both plates -- the hook one on the clavicle, and the non-hook one on the (now no longer) broken elbow -- are coming out tomorrow.

Send warm thoughts up to the frozen north, please.
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-01-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Boudicca
It's been three weeks, and probably 200km (I...

It's been three weeks, and probably 200km (I refuse to have a computer on a Brompton, it just seems wrong.) I've taken it into stores and restaurants, ridden 20-30km on several occasions, and left...
Forum: Eastern Canada 04-27-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Boudicca
I wrote a whole reply, and my computer ate it. Or...

I wrote a whole reply, and my computer ate it. Or the BikeForums web site ate it.

Ottawa bike map is here (http://www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/sites/default/files/pubs/ncc_cycling_map_2016-optimized.pdf),...
Forum: Eastern Canada 04-26-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Boudicca
First suggestion. We usually spell it Ottawa,...

First suggestion. We usually spell it Ottawa, with an A in the middle.

Just saying. :)

Having got that out of the way, Ottawa is pretty bike friendly, perhaps surprisingly for a capital city...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-14-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Boudicca
My Brompton is new. Nothing is every going to go...

My Brompton is new. Nothing is every going to go wrong with it, right? So I will never have to replace the brake pads anyway.

Not right?

What a nuisance.

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-12-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,315
Posted By Boudicca
Yes, but probably more fiddly. (Seemed that way...

Yes, but probably more fiddly. (Seemed that way when I changed the Bike Friday's brake pads anyway. Maybe it's just user incompetence.)

Look on YouTube for changing the pads on a regular bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-11-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By Boudicca
Green. The raspberry pink was not available...

Green.

The raspberry pink was not available for instant gratification.

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