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Forum: Touring 03-14-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,426
Posted By rkokish
Sorry for the delayed reply. I haven't logged...

Sorry for the delayed reply. I haven't logged into this forum for quite a while. My last AYH tour was in 1956, at age 15 and I moved away from NYC in 1964.

Interestingly, I did a 4 day ride...
Forum: Touring 11-27-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By rkokish
Did it end to end in October. Great ride. It's ...

Did it end to end in October. Great ride. It's not paved, so spring runoff can be a problem and summer is hot and buggy. Early October is best.
Forum: Touring 10-19-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,864
Posted By rkokish
Yup - wider is better for touring. But don't go...

Yup - wider is better for touring. But don't go so wide that you lose your fender clearance and do tour with fenders. They are a godsend on rainy days and help keep road dirt from your chain the rest...
Forum: Touring 10-19-14, 06:55 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,426
Posted By rkokish
I started touring in the Northeast in my early...

I started touring in the Northeast in my early teens during the mid 1950's. (That's fifties - no typo.) Learned how from a friend's older brother and the American Youth Hosteling Association (AYH)....
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-29-14, 02:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,431
Posted By rkokish
Have you ever heard of the Esselstyn Diet? It...

Have you ever heard of the Esselstyn Diet? It actually reverses heart disease. Really. It is not a fad - has been around since Dean Ornish Days, more than 30 years. Several good studies, including...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-13-14, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 182,349
Posted By rkokish
Good News - we are now on the DSM V. Haven't...

Good News - we are now on the DSM V. Haven't looked to see what the definition is, but you may well have a few more years than you thought.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 03-13-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,002
Posted By rkokish
I bought my Surly in 2005 - the ugly (but...

I bought my Surly in 2005 - the ugly (but distinctive) green one. Only the frame & fork came from Surly. Based on a custom fit, a local shop built it up with parts I picked one at a time. Gruppo is...
Forum: Northern California 02-21-14, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By rkokish
I lived and rode in Humboldt (Trinidad) for 37...

I lived and rode in Humboldt (Trinidad) for 37 years. All the comments you've gotten about drippy weather, limited roads, etc. ring true to me. It's a sparsely populated, not very rich area; there's...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-26-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,835
Posted By rkokish
My wife and I love bike touring but flying with...

My wife and I love bike touring but flying with our bikes as non-standard luggage had become prohibitively expensive, as much as $250 one way for one bike. We did a tour along the Danube on rented...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-03-13, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,143
Posted By rkokish
Change the Culture

Colorado has a 3 foot law. Fortunately, most drivers here are quite courteous and go to great lengths to pass bikes safely and I find that to be the case in most of the areas wherein I've cycled....
Forum: Touring 09-23-12, 12:31 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,004
Posted By rkokish
I ride Books B-17 on all 3 of my touring bikes....

I ride Books B-17 on all 3 of my touring bikes. The oldest has over 12,000 miles on it. People either love or hate them. I'm the former. My wife rode the women's version for over 600 miles and...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-12, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By rkokish
If you need to take the bike by car, Bike Nashbar...

If you need to take the bike by car, Bike Nashbar will sell you a 4 bike 1&1/4" folding rack rack for $150. The hitch will cost you maybe $250 more, installed. This leaves the entire inside of your...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-12, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By rkokish
I have never been completely accurate using the...

I have never been completely accurate using the roll-out method. GPS is not completely accurate and tires of the same size vary a bit by brand and model. I like to get close using a chart, then find...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-12, 02:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By rkokish
Not a good idea - likely knee injuries over time....

Not a good idea - likely knee injuries over time. Try a stem extender or, if you can afford it, Bike Friday will custom build you a bike to put you in any position you want. (www.bikefriday.com - at...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-14-12, 02:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By rkokish
YES! I have 5 bikes and really don't need the...

YES! I have 5 bikes and really don't need the other 4 since I got my Pocket Llama one a half years ago. It does everything well. An amazing piece of engineering and quality construction. Worth every...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-25-12, 02:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By rkokish
V-Brakes are fine

Disc brakes are great for true off-roading; muddy trails, screaming, super steep descents, etc. In my opinion, any new bike available for $500 is not going to have a frame or suspension suitable for...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-18-12, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,607
Posted By rkokish
The best bike for you would likely be a Bike...

The best bike for you would likely be a Bike Friday Pocket Llama. It is a strong, high quality machine with a high bottom bracket and it takes tires up to 1x1.75 wide, both of which would be great...
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-18-12, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,598
Posted By rkokish
I've had my BF Pocket Llama for a year now, using...

I've had my BF Pocket Llama for a year now, using it for day rides and 2 short tours. I posted on the BF site after the first tour. I love it even more after the second. You can find the review at:
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Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-18-12, 04:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,518
Posted By rkokish
I wear progressive tri-focals and have used both...

I wear progressive tri-focals and have used both helmet and eyeglass mounts for years. I like the eyeglass mounts better because they vibrate less and are still there if I have to remove my helmet...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-18-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,427
Posted By rkokish
Yes - Between my wife and I, we've used 105...

Yes - Between my wife and I, we've used 105 brifters with Shimano MTB rear derailleurs and 11-34 cassettes on 5 different bikes and they work just fine on every one.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-16-12, 04:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,232
Posted By rkokish
Clear thinking is rare and appreciated even more...

Clear thinking is rare and appreciated even more rarely. Hard to confuse true believers with (even obvious) facts, but thanks for trying.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 01-15-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By rkokish
50's Manhattan Nostalgia anyone?

As teenagers on Manhattan's midtown west side in the 1950's, most of us got around on 3 speed bikes from Rudge, Raleigh, Hercules, Hermes, etc. One day a friend's older brother told us about a bike...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-07-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 796
Posted By rkokish
Good advice from HawkOwl. Healing is very...

Good advice from HawkOwl. Healing is very individual and doctors are very fallible. A month before turning 60 I broke my arm just below the rotator cuff. Orthopedist said the shoudler was likely...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 12-07-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,641
Posted By rkokish
Your motto on this and each of your posts is "72...

Your motto on this and each of your posts is "72 years old and loving every minute of it." But the post sounds bitter, suggesting that the motto is a wishful rather than accurate representation of...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-19-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,828
Posted By rkokish
I can bag my Llama w/folding stem just fine. I...

I can bag my Llama w/folding stem just fine. I suspect it's those big drop bars than make it harder for you.
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