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Forum: Recumbent
06-16-08, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By rollerdavem

You are quite correct, MN law does not require...

You are quite correct, MN law does not require concealment. Being very big, I have trouble with belts, or I'd be using one of my obligatory big box of holsters.



Funny you should mention it, I...
06-03-08, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By rollerdavem

Awesome, Fribley, you ROCK! Yeah, funny how...

Awesome, Fribley, you ROCK!

Yeah, funny how we quickly outpace our original goals and expectations.

Well good on you,

RD
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-08, 12:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By rollerdavem

I get "looks" that range from amazement to awe to...

I get "looks" that range from amazement to awe to outright stink eye every time I go out of the house.

This goes double if I have the audacity to appear in a public place around respectable folk,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-08, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By rollerdavem

Ok, can do. First off, I introduced myself...

Ok, can do.

First off, I introduced myself in a long-assed post (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=6413014&postcount=1) with no pictures.

Then I detailed how I selected the trike I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-08, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By rollerdavem

Wow. I'm gonna be reading this for quite a...

Wow.

I'm gonna be reading this for quite a while!

Thanks!

RD
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By rollerdavem

My Lightfoot trike has the 'two wheel drive'...

My Lightfoot trike has the 'two wheel drive' option, but it only comes into play when you need it.

Most of the time I am shifted up beyond the non-drive wheel and effectively one-wheel drive and I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-30-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 734
Posted By rollerdavem

Hello Fellow Bentbikers!

I have been posting in the clyde forums for a bit, and a clyde I certainly am.

But since I puchased a brand new Lightfoot Roadrunner Magnum, I am also a recumbent rider and thought it high time I...
05-30-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 180,320
Posted By rollerdavem

Wow. This is really a hotly contended issue! ...

Wow. This is really a hotly contended issue!

There are some pretty good points made on both sides, and I think that helmets probably have their benefits AND drawbacks like anything else in life.
...
05-30-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By rollerdavem

Nice bike, nice ride. I think the black seat...

Nice bike, nice ride.

I think the black seat looks pretty good, but then I never saw the white one.

I guess I'll take your word for it, guys.

RD
05-29-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By rollerdavem

Fear not, since the pics were taken, every single...

Fear not, since the pics were taken, every single one of us now has either found their helmet or purchased one.

Just enjoy the pretty girl picture.

RD
05-29-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By rollerdavem

You are right to be proud! I have yet to...

You are right to be proud!

I have yet to attack any real hill, but hope to soon.

Keep it up,

RD
05-29-08, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By rollerdavem

Sometimes life just wants us to do something I...

Sometimes life just wants us to do something I guess.

Bet it'll be awesome.

Have fun!

RD
05-29-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By rollerdavem

Good on you, Esaunders! Isn't it amazing how...

Good on you, Esaunders!

Isn't it amazing how your abilities catch on so quick?

Before you can get your head around how far you can go, you can go further than before!

Best just to go for it!...
05-29-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By rollerdavem

Awesome ride report! I may not be there yet,...

Awesome ride report!

I may not be there yet, but reports like this let me check out the path ahead.

Thanks!

RD
05-29-08, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By rollerdavem

I'm happy for you that you have someone so...

I'm happy for you that you have someone so compatible to love and be loved by.

I'm not going to get jealous tho because I am quite happy with my foxy Athena chick!
...
05-29-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 61,269
Posted By rollerdavem

Hey tom. Add me to 55119 if you please. ...

Hey tom.

Add me to 55119 if you please.

Thank you.

RD
05-29-08, 02:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,566
Posted By rollerdavem

Well, Here's hoping for tomorrow. I hope to try a...

Well, Here's hoping for tomorrow. I hope to try a new seat position and maybe a real live hill!

Gotta go see mom in the evening, but I can get some riding in before that.

We can hope.

RD
05-28-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,566
Posted By rollerdavem

LOL, Yeah, I might have bragged just a bit. ...

LOL,

Yeah, I might have bragged just a bit.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=403664

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=404498

I'm obnoxious, but people seem to like that.
05-27-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,566
Posted By rollerdavem

Need I say? LOL! RD

Need I say?

LOL!

RD
05-27-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,706
Posted By rollerdavem

I didn't know what "bibs" even WERE until I...

I didn't know what "bibs" even WERE until I googled it.

If there are any lurkers who are confused, look at http://www.bicycleapparel.com/bib.html

I have a very hard time imagining one of those...
05-27-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By rollerdavem

Umm, if I could interrupt the insurance...

Umm, if I could interrupt the insurance seminar... (j/k)

WELCOME Fribley!

Look, don't worry about giving up your car just yet, just ride every chance you get til your butt stops hurting.
...
05-25-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,851
Posted By rollerdavem

Thanks Goalie! Maybe I will see you. ...

Thanks Goalie!

Maybe I will see you.

I've wondered as I encountered cyclists if the had ever been to BFN and with me and my bike being somewhat distinctive...
05-25-08, 02:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

Damn, Historian, you're making me blush. I...

Damn, Historian, you're making me blush.

I only say what I feel, and if it serves some useful purpose, I am glad.

I have derived so much encouragement from the denizens of this little corner of...
05-24-08, 02:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,851
Posted By rollerdavem

I BOUGHT a $4100 bike. A Lightfoot...

I BOUGHT a $4100 bike.

A Lightfoot Roadrunner Magnum delta trike.

Why? I'm a double clyde, needed the strength.

Am I satisfied? Do I think it was worth it?

ABSOLUTELY!
05-23-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

See, I just KNEW that was the place to go ride,...

See, I just KNEW that was the place to go ride, and I was right, it was gorgeous beyond words.

There was one spot that was downwind of the water treatment plant that I got through as quickly as...
05-23-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

well, I'm up and having coffee, I think I ought...

well, I'm up and having coffee, I think I ought to do some stretches or something.

I'm not sure which was more exercise, riding yesterday, or loading/unloading!

I am simply thrilled with the...
05-23-08, 05:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

the part I rode: two miles from where I looked...

the part I rode: two miles from where I looked out over the railing to where I turned around.

The path as a whole pretty much follows the Mighty Mississip.

As for the helmet, well the one you...
05-23-08, 03:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

I'm still a rather gigantic person on a bike, and...

I'm still a rather gigantic person on a bike, and I find it kind of comical in a way, but I don't care what I look like to the skinny stick people, I am me, and that's a damn fine thing to be, and...
05-23-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

Still, happy happy! ...

Still, happy happy!
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn208/rollerdavem/River%20Ride/DSCF6496.jpg

Then we paused at a park bench among some trees and everybody got a go on Eagle....
05-23-08, 03:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,332
Posted By rollerdavem

River Ride (long one with loads of pics)

It's been a little while, hasn't it folks.

Been hopping between mom in the home, getting control of my own space, ferrying people around, and chasing my own damn tail for spits 'n wiggles.

Got...
05-21-08, 03:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,127
Posted By rollerdavem

TOM! Damn, I check out for a bit and I miss...

TOM!

Damn, I check out for a bit and I miss everything.

Sorry to hear about your crash and subsequent convalescence, hope to God you keep getting better and get back in the saddle soon, buddy....
04-30-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

Yesterday, my mom was discharged from the...

Yesterday, my mom was discharged from the hospital to a rehabilitative care center. It's the same one my dad was at after his heart attack/stroke and they were so good to him.

I managed to get...
04-30-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By rollerdavem

Oh Glorious Day!

So, it's been cold as cold, and rainy as ugly can get...

But today was glorious and I had no intention of wasting it.

First up, Eagle needed some attention. New pedals, rearview mirror, gear...
04-29-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,649
Posted By rollerdavem

Very encouraging. Yes, it will get better,...

Very encouraging.

Yes, it will get better, even though it might not seem like it when you're huffing and puffing by the side of the road.

I'm very limited at this point in my recovery also, but...
04-26-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

I am wiped out, nine AM til just after midnight...

I am wiped out, nine AM til just after midnight by mom's side.

Likely release on Monday, to a rehab center.

I'm beat.

G'night!

RD
04-21-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 679,692
Posted By rollerdavem

This thread and all of your stories is such an...

This thread and all of your stories is such an encouragement.

It CAN be done, people ARE doing it! Even if life gets in the way, then keep on eating responsibly, make time for activity as if your...
04-21-08, 11:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

Just when I get all my stuff in one place, I am...

Just when I get all my stuff in one place, I am called away.

Seems mom's DR is a fraud, not really a doctor at all. on top of this, he's having an affair with my sister who is keeping an apartment...
04-21-08, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By rollerdavem

PROGRESS REPORT: Fixed the flat tire on my...

PROGRESS REPORT:

Fixed the flat tire on my mobility scooter so we could go shopping, got my shoes, got my pedals!

The shoes are Airwalk skater shoes and my daughter tells me they are 'kewl'...
04-20-08, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

Wise words indeed. I'll be kicking back tonight...

Wise words indeed. I'll be kicking back tonight watching 'Good Eats' and drinking copious volumes of hot and good coffee to sustain my flickering flam.

oh yeah, Java so gooood.

RD
04-20-08, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

Mom was SOOO much better! Still very...

Mom was SOOO much better!

Still very confused, disoriented, out of it, but no more so than usual. I am suddenly quite grateful for ANY of mom we have.

She was recognizing all of us, relating...
04-20-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By rollerdavem

Oh yeah, definitely. and even though I...

Oh yeah, definitely.

and even though I didn't wind up on Eagle I know I got a workout, I'm beat!

Tomorrow I know I'll feel lighter, move better, because I always do after being very good with...
04-20-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By rollerdavem

As for today, The best laid plans of mice...

As for today,

The best laid plans of mice and men oft go astray and usually feature great steaming piles of yummy melted cheese.

Here it is just after four, we are just getting the screen porch...
04-20-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By rollerdavem

I used to blog this stuff. I had a site. I...

I used to blog this stuff. I had a site.

I was blogging back before all the cookie cutter blog software packages made it easy.

But I found blogging to be an 'every day' type activity; and as I...
04-20-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,682
Posted By rollerdavem

My efforts to go see mom have been derailed the...

My efforts to go see mom have been derailed the last few days, THEY were there, and we couldn't afford the controversy at that moment.

My sis was doing some dicey maneuvers with Mom's placement...
04-20-08, 02:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 377
Posted By rollerdavem

Springtime is windy, no doubting that! At...

Springtime is windy, no doubting that!

At least the ride back gave you time to catch your breath and sing along with the spokes.

RD
04-20-08, 02:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By rollerdavem

Welcome bcc! I was advised to emphasize...

Welcome bcc!

I was advised to emphasize frequency and duration before intensity, just a thought.

Glad to hear that you're out there, pedaling away, and keeping them spokes singing!

RD
04-20-08, 02:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By rollerdavem

Nice ride, Givin' me something to shoot for. ...

Nice ride, Givin' me something to shoot for.

My gal's tall too, so I know what you mean. She's got a men's bike, but on it...

She's all woman.

Yow!

I'll have to get her out riding with me...
04-20-08, 02:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By rollerdavem

In St Paul, it's been cold as cold out for a few...

In St Paul, it's been cold as cold out for a few days with spots of ugly rain, but tomorrow sounds like it's going to be a fine day.

I sure hope so.

I hope it clears up and gets nice for all of...
04-20-08, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By rollerdavem

Makin' ME glad to have a TRIKE! RD

Makin' ME glad to have a TRIKE!

RD
04-20-08, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By rollerdavem

I'm not an 'every day' sort of person

I hate to admit it, but I just don't do 'every day' very well.

So damn much going down on a daily basis and I gotta roll with the punches.

Mom in the hospital, ex 'houseguest' breathing down my...
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