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Forum: Touring
09-16-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,296
Posted By frankieN

2014 touring plans - Hope to make another trip...

2014 touring plans - Hope to make another trip in the Everglades National Park -- from the park entrance to Flamingo which is the end of Florida on Florida Bay. It's roughly 40 miles. I've done...
Forum: Recumbent
07-24-14, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By frankieN

Hi Screamerman: Congrats on the new Rans...

Hi Screamerman: Congrats on the new Rans Screamer. I have a disabled 18 year old son and all his movement and shifting on the back of our KHS tandem makes it difficult to control. We would love a...
Forum: Touring
08-17-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By frankieN

Definite win!! I wish I could have been there...

Definite win!! I wish I could have been there with you - but I'm from South Florida and I could never have made it up those mountains (I guess you call them hills!!)!!
07-26-11, 07:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,378
Posted By frankieN

I have a 14 year old autistic son. He is...

I have a 14 year old autistic son. He is non-verbal and somewhat higher on the spectrum than some of the persons described in earlier posts. He can ride a bicycle but only on our cul-de-sac as he...
Forum: Touring
06-25-11, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By frankieN

TimmyT: I just got the Nashbar rack and bag that...

TimmyT: I just got the Nashbar rack and bag that you mentioned. Be forewarned that the bag is tiny!
Forum: Southeast
06-12-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By frankieN

Hey Scubachisteve: There is a bike shop a little...

Hey Scubachisteve: There is a bike shop a little north of Ft. Lauderdale and he's the only one I let wrench on my bikes. He sells alot of used bikes and it's a real one-man kind of shop. It's...
09-13-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By frankieN

Son outgrew the seatpost

Well, it finally happened. My son and I have been riding our KHS Milano tandem for some time now and he is now too tall for the stock seatpost. I guess kids have a way of doing this, and believe me...
02-24-10, 09:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,543
Posted By frankieN

Check out Bejing Bicycle.

Check out Bejing Bicycle.
Forum: Touring
08-03-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By frankieN

How about riding across the US from San Diego to...

How about riding across the US from San Diego to the east coast of Florida and then down to Key West. Then make some more plans after a few sunsets and alcohol laden nights in Key West!! Enjoy -...
01-24-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,894
Posted By frankieN

Sallybike: I contacted Bike Friday when I was in...

Sallybike: I contacted Bike Friday when I was in the market for a tandem. They actually found someone that lived close to me and contacted them. We were actually able to borrow that couple's Bike...
Forum: Touring
12-02-07, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By frankieN

Hi gpsblake:

The Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST) has primitive campsites all around the lake is what I was told. I never saw one of them. The LOST is actually on top of the levee which circumnavigates the...
Forum: Touring
12-02-07, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By frankieN

Lake Okeechobee

Hi all: The last few years I have taken Thanksgiving off from the family and friends and done some bike touring. First was to the Apalachicola National Forest in northern Florida. The next was to...
Forum: Touring
03-24-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By frankieN

CrimsonEclipse: I live in Ft. Lauderdale and was...

CrimsonEclipse: I live in Ft. Lauderdale and was actually thinking of riding up to South Bay, getting a cheap hotel, and riding back the next day. When were you thinking of going and what route...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,870
Posted By frankieN

I went to the Vuelta al Tachira in Venezuela this...

I went to the Vuelta al Tachira in Venezuela this year. Kind of like the Tour de France back a few years. You could mingle with the riders as they were about to get started and you could wander on...
Forum: Touring
02-05-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By frankieN

I took my long-planned bicycle tour from...

I took my long-planned bicycle tour from Pensacola to Tallahasse, Florida. We drove to Tallahassee and took Amtrak to Pensacola and rode back to our car at the Amtrak station in Tallahassee. It was...
Forum: Touring
01-04-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By frankieN

I took advantage of the great Florida weather to...

I took advantage of the great Florida weather to finally ride from Tampa to Gainesville. Half of the first day was on the trail parallel to the Suncoast Parkway. The rest of the first day was on...
12-31-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 792
Posted By frankieN

Bought a tandem. Went to the Final Four in...

Bought a tandem. Went to the Final Four in Indianapolis and found time to rent a bike and ride a few days. Finally rode my bike from Tampa, Fla to Gainesville, Fla to watch the Gators chomp on the...
Forum: Touring
12-24-06, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By frankieN

Just made it back from a quick little tour. ...

Just made it back from a quick little tour. Tampa to Gainesvelle in time to see the Gators give it to the Buckeyes in college basketball. Hope it happens again in football pretty soon. The trip...
Forum: Touring
12-20-06, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 372
Posted By frankieN

Out the door

Well there really is no reason not to go on a short bike tour. I just quit my job and got married (she is in Venezuela until we work out the immigration situation). I used to live in Tampa,...
12-06-06, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,927
Posted By frankieN

dekindy: Check out buddybike.com. I have a ten...

dekindy: Check out buddybike.com. I have a ten year old autistic son and purchased a regular tandem (KHS Milano). At first he couldn't keep his feet on the pedals no matter how slowly I pedaled. ...
Forum: Touring
10-04-06, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,293
Posted By frankieN

14R: It took me about 10 years but I finally did...

14R: It took me about 10 years but I finally did a bike trip in the panhandle of Florida. I actually planned the trip when I lived in Tampa, Florida. We drove to Tallahassee and left the car at...
09-15-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By frankieN

Garysol1: I loaded up the tandem with racks and...

Garysol1: I loaded up the tandem with racks and panniers, tents, sleeping pads and mats and mini-stove. I took my 7 year old daughter on an overnight trip. We went 40 miles each way and she was a...
08-07-06, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By frankieN

Adamsdp: I have a soon to be 10 year old...

Adamsdp: I have a soon to be 10 year old autistic son. I bought a KHS Milano tandem and we love it. It came with Wellgo pedals with a platform on one side and SPD clipless mechanism on the other...
06-05-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By frankieN

Hey Erastus: Sweet tandem!!!!! Comment on...

Hey Erastus: Sweet tandem!!!!! Comment on the stoker's handlebars. Do your stokers like those more than drop handlebar? I tried to get my stoker to even try something other than drop and she...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By frankieN

Woaface: Welcome to Ft. Lauderdale. I rented a...

Woaface: Welcome to Ft. Lauderdale. I rented a Felt when I was in Oregon and I don't know if it was the fit or what but it was OUTSTANDING for me. I'm sure Felt will be my next bike. As for roof...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,271
Posted By frankieN

Hey Miller: What Felt do you have and what size...

Hey Miller: What Felt do you have and what size is it? When will you put it up for sale? How about some pictures while we're at it?
05-29-06, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By frankieN

Galen: Sorry to hear your trip didn't turn out...

Galen: Sorry to hear your trip didn't turn out as planned. You might remember me. I purchased a KHS tandem a few months ago and paid a little too much but needed it for a tandem outing. This...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By frankieN

Who can beat this commute?

Hi: It's bike to work week so I actually rode in to work today. I really don't have a reason not to bike to work. It's about 8 miles and I have a safe, secure place for the bike. I even have a...
05-01-06, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,207
Posted By frankieN

Tandems and an autistic child

Hi XROADER I have a 9 year old autistic son. We still have the tag a long but recently I bought a tandem. My son is doing great. I placed some toe straps and taught him to keep his feet on...
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,167
Posted By frankieN

Wonderful Trip, Congratulations... Wonderful...

Wonderful Trip, Congratulations... Wonderful Pictures !!!
Danitza Suarez
Forum: Touring
04-19-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,963
Posted By frankieN

Hey halfspeed: What's up with Panaracer Pasela...

Hey halfspeed: What's up with Panaracer Pasela Tour Guards? I got a KHS tandem with those tires and although there not the most expensive top of the line product out there - so far they seem...
04-18-06, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,063
Posted By frankieN

Hey Buckeye: Two years ago my wife and I of ten...

Hey Buckeye: Two years ago my wife and I of ten years separated. My ex did not ride a bike. I moved into an apartment to "find myself" and my next door neighbor was a beautiful Venezuelan woman...
Forum: Touring
04-09-06, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By frankieN

OMM Red Rocks

Hi Vic: I recently purchases a Red Rocks rear rack from OMM for a tandem tour with my daughter. It lists a 60 pound load capacity and although my load wasn't any where near 60 pounds I was...
Forum: Touring
03-21-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By frankieN

Hi Tom: I live in Ft. Lauderdale and my...

Hi Tom: I live in Ft. Lauderdale and my girlfriend and I are planning on riding to Key West. We hope to be on the way before summer comes but it's already hot down here. We have ordered the...
03-16-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By frankieN

My 7 year old daughter and did a weekend ride in...

My 7 year old daughter and did a weekend ride in the Everglades. From the reception center to the Flamingo campground was approximately 40 miles. She made it both ways and I was one proud Papi. We...
Forum: Touring
02-22-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,317
Posted By frankieN

Mike: I used the Adventure Cycling maps to ride...

Mike: I used the Adventure Cycling maps to ride across Florida. We rode from Pensacola to Tallahassee in the fall and from Tallahassee to St. Augustine in the spring. You're going to have the time...
Forum: Touring
01-31-06, 10:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,919
Posted By frankieN

How about something out of the ordinary? Perhaps...

How about something out of the ordinary? Perhaps a Florida bike tour! Check out the Withlacoochee Trail (46 miles through some beautiful scenery and towns). It would not be too difficult to also...
Forum: Touring
01-20-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,031
Posted By frankieN

Hi Ira in Chi: The map case from Arkel is great....

Hi Ira in Chi: The map case from Arkel is great. It doesn't move at all because it basically drapes over the handlebars and then gets velcroed. (Is this a new verb in our lexicon?). It isn't...
Forum: Touring
01-20-06, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,031
Posted By frankieN

Hi: You can get handlebar bags as large or as...

Hi: You can get handlebar bags as large or as small as you want. Recently I purchased a Map Case from Arkel. Not only did it have space for the maps but even a zippered pocket where you can keep...
Forum: Introductions
01-20-06, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By frankieN

Hi Hoosier biker: I'll be in Indy for the Final...

Hi Hoosier biker: I'll be in Indy for the Final Four the first of April. Where can I rent a road bike and do some rides? Would it be better to try and go to Bloominton to rent a bike? Let me know...
Forum: Touring
01-03-06, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
Posted By frankieN

Dear Vosyer: Thanks for the info. I was a...

Dear Vosyer: Thanks for the info. I was a little concerned because the Waterford Precision 1900 I saw did not have a sloping top tube. The frame was 10 years old + but the componets didn't look as...
Forum: Touring
01-02-06, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,797
Posted By frankieN

Fair price for a Waterford Precision 1900?

I need to make an offer on a Waterford Precision 1900. It's about 10 years old but doesn't look it. The frame is in great shape. It has Deore XT brakes and Shimano 105 cranks, deraillers, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-05, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 739
Posted By frankieN

Velo Vol: How about them Gators! Try to get...

Velo Vol: How about them Gators! Try to get your hands on Manzella Silkweight Windstopper Gloves. I swear by them. I just lost my pair and it looks like Performance doesn't sell them anymore. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,184
Posted By frankieN

Dear Surferbruce: Dude, you are going on one...

Dear Surferbruce: Dude, you are going on one awesome trip. Two friends and I went to the Tour and hiked up Alpe d'Huez because we couldn't get any bikes. It probably took us 4 hours of hiking...
Forum: Touring
11-28-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By frankieN

Leaving the family at Thanksgiving to bike tour

I couldn't take it any more. I needed some time and space. I did the unthinkable. I left the family and took off for a four day bike tour. I left Wednesday to drive to Wakulla, Florida and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By frankieN

Just got a pair of Campagnolo Daytona pedals to...

Just got a pair of Campagnolo Daytona pedals to match the rest of the group. Wilma has put a severe hurting for those of us in South Florida but when I get around to putting these puppies on I'm...
Forum: Introductions
10-22-05, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By frankieN

Hello from sunny South Florida

Hello to all: I can't ride for the next few days as we wait for Wilma to make her appearance. It's anything but sunny right now. It seems only right that I should formally introduce myself as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-05, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By frankieN

I was in St. Louis for the Final Four in April. ...

I was in St. Louis for the Final Four in April. If you have a car head over to St. Charles and ride on the Katy Trail. There is a small downtown area which has a bike shop with hybrid rentals. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By frankieN

HI: Have your friends point you the way to...

HI: Have your friends point you the way to Coconut Grove. My favorite ride is through Coconut Grove to Key Biscayne over the Rickenbacker Causeway. You should also check out the ride through...
10-11-05, 02:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,647
Posted By frankieN

I can't believe that while transporting my...

I can't believe that while transporting my Univega to a bike rally/festival in Mt. Dora, Florida I scratched the hell out of one of the chain stays. What's the best way to deal with this? Thanks
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