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12-06-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,930
Posted By themp

A few comments I have. "particularly for...

A few comments I have. "particularly for vulnerable people" I agree wholeheartedly on this. And this should have been the rule when COVID mutated. At this point in the game, only vulnerable...
11-29-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,930
Posted By themp

Only 11% of Americans have had the latest...

Only 11% of Americans have had the latest bivalent booster. 89% have said nope. I am one of the 89% because I had COVID in August(I was fully vaccinated and boosted) and natural immunity should...
11-06-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,263
Posted By themp

Beautiful day today(almost 80 degrees), I knew...

Beautiful day today(almost 80 degrees), I knew the Greenway/MUP was going to be busy. So, I gave it another shot in the sense I went out about 20 miles centered on the right side of the yellow line...
11-06-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,263
Posted By themp

Yes, I kind of figured that, but no way is anyone...

Yes, I kind of figured that, but no way is anyone following the solid line no passing. There are solid line sections that are quite long and it makes no sense to not pass on pedestrians in these...
11-04-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,263
Posted By themp

The Yellow Line

On our local Greenways/MUPs, the city has decided to paint a yellow line down the center of the Greenway so users know which side to stay on. They have done solid yellow and dash lines. I am not sure...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-28-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By themp

Watch out for the speed trap(automobile) near...

Watch out for the speed trap(automobile) near Exmore on Route 13. :cry:
08-08-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

Well, to late.... But, I did order a new hitch...

Well, to late.... But, I did order a new hitch pin lock to go with the wheel locks, only around $12. So, they should all be keyed the same.
08-08-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

Yes, Hitch Bar Lock came with the rack. I...

Yes, Hitch Bar Lock came with the rack. I ordered the wheel locks as they are on sale. Thanks for the recommendation!
08-06-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

Here is my 1UP 1.25" that I just received. It is...

Here is my 1UP 1.25" that I just received. It is very solid for one bicycle with the 1.25" hitch. It actually sways slightly from the front wheel pivoting while you are driving.
...
07-31-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

At the parking lot yesterday a small SUV had the...

At the parking lot yesterday a small SUV had the 1.25 and I got to look and try to wiggle it. It was rock solid. I ordered the 1.25 original when I got back home from my ride😎
07-29-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

I have a 1.25" hitch now and do not want to go to...

I have a 1.25" hitch now and do not want to go to the expense of switching that out now on a 2009 vehicle. I have an old style rack that holds the bicycles by the top tube and seems to do fine(for...
07-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 933
Posted By themp

1UP Bicycle Rack Question

I am looking at getting a 1UP bicycle rack and they have the original Quik Rack 1.25"

https://www.1up-usa.com/product/quik-rack-single/

and the Equip-D Single 1.25"
...
04-23-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By themp

Further wife comment is she went to high school...

Further wife comment is she went to high school with the 'stonys' and they were depicted in the movie correctly. Basically the salt of the earth. They even called themselves stonys and when the...
04-23-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By themp

Little 500 Today

https://www.idsnews.com/article/2022/04/little-500-history-of-races-everything-you-need-to-know-for-race-day

My wife went to IU and they called them Stonys not Cutters like in the movie Breaking...
04-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,669
Posted By themp

This works for me when I have to use a bathroom...

This works for me when I have to use a bathroom or a quick stop to get coffee.
...
Forum: Southeast
04-08-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,220
Posted By themp

Here is a link to a set of rides I do regularly....

Here is a link to a set of rides I do regularly. I am starting from North Raleigh, but I am heading to downtown, or Umstead Park, or the Neuse River Trail. From downtown you can get to Umstead Park...
03-26-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,996
Posted By themp

I wear these on my flat pedals with socks: ...

I wear these on my flat pedals with socks:

https://www.rei.com/product/127478/keen-newport-h2-sandals-mens

Easy to put on and cinch up. Good grip on the pins. Cool in the summer, I live in the...
03-25-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 785
Posted By themp

In 2016 I retired and bought a bicycle from a...

In 2016 I retired and bought a bicycle from a local LBS near me in the spring time frame. The LBS had a bunch of bicycles to assemble, so they hired two off the street people to help put them...
03-13-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

The problem was that my rim cut the rubber valve...

The problem was that my rim cut the rubber valve stem when I attached the pump and then the tube failed. It was a tube that had many miles on it, and for me and my pump, the stem would flex as I...
03-13-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

I was only posting on small pliers that are easy...

I was only posting on small pliers that are easy to carry on a bicycle bag. I was not suggesting that other people use thread locker on the stem valve nut. I was just stating why I need the small...
03-13-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

The stem nut is round for the tubes I am using,...

The stem nut is round for the tubes I am using, so a box type wrench will not work. I need something to grab onto the round nut and this is what I found that was small and cheap. All I need is...
03-13-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

I am not sure what solution you think I was...

I am not sure what solution you think I was looking for? I was just posting about the small little pliers I found cheap at Walmart and felt that others might use them or want them also. I just added...
03-12-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By themp

I assume you have this type of mechanical disc...

I assume you have this type of mechanical disc brakes?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIAQA2xRf8c&t=168s
03-12-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

Been gone for a few days and never thought this...

Been gone for a few days and never thought this post would grow this large. Yes, I am using a Schrader valve on my Specialized Crosstrail. And it is the nut that tightens down on the rim. The...
03-11-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,493
Posted By themp

Small Pliers

I use tubes that have a metal valve and nut. I have had to use a small amount of blue thread-locker to keep the nut from spinning up as I ride. I just tighten the nut enough to keep the valve stem...
03-05-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By themp

I bought a Specialized bicycle and tried to ask...

I bought a Specialized bicycle and tried to ask about touch up paint and they responded no go. Good to know that Trek does this.
03-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By themp

I second that...

I second that...
03-03-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By themp

Not for me. I am now seeing for iOS(iPhone) that...

Not for me. I am now seeing for iOS(iPhone) that RideWithGPS is publishing a ride to the iOS Health app to Workouts instead of Cycling. This started on the Auto/Pause feature removal.
02-15-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By themp

I use protection(helicopter tape) where any...

I use protection(helicopter tape) where any brake/shift cables rub against the frame as I ride and turn. Mostly on the head tube. My chain stay came with helicopter tape already applied.
02-14-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,001
Posted By themp

I am waiting because of this: ...

I am waiting because of this:

https://hearinghealthmatters.org/findhearing/biden-executive-order-otc-hearing-aids-people-with-hearing-loss/

A big change is coming in the field of hearing aids...
01-16-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By themp

Email received from ridewithgps support: "I...

Email received from ridewithgps support:

"I just wanted to update you on our work to remedy the ride recording issues you've had as a result to the iOS 15.2 update.
We've just released an update...
01-16-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By themp

Email received from ridewithgps support: "I...

Email received from ridewithgps support:

"I just wanted to update you on our work to remedy the ride recording issues you've had as a result to the iOS 15.2 update.
We've just released an update...
01-02-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By themp

Leggings/Tights for hot weather that hold up

I have been riding with these:

https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/p/bottoms/mens_heatgear_armour_3-4_leggings/1361588.html?dwvar_1361588_color=600&start=0&breadCrumbLast=Leggings%2FBaselayer

and...
12-31-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By themp

At this point I would open a support ticket with...

At this point I would open a support ticket with them. Squeaky wheel syndrome....

https://ridewithgps.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
12-30-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By themp

Runkeeper has put out an update to fix the...

Runkeeper has put out an update to fix the problem, but RideWithGPS is still broken. I do have a support ticket open with RideWithGPS and they say they are working on a fix. But, nothing yet. What...
12-30-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By themp

Runkeeper has put out an update that fixes the...

Runkeeper has put out an update that fixes the problem. RideWithGPS is still broken and they are supposedly working on a fix.
12-18-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By themp

Yes, this might push me to getting a cycling...

Yes, this might push me to getting a cycling computer, but I was completely happy with using ridewithgps as it was perfect in tracking until the update. No loss of signal or accuracy at all till...
12-17-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 905
Posted By themp

iOS 15.2 GPS accuracy

Updated my iPhone to iOS 15.2 and the last two rides using ridewithgps (https://ridewithgps.com/) showed lost GPS signal, which basically then showed long straight lines between the two points on the...
11-30-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By themp

Disc Brake Rotors

My Specialized Crosstrail hybrid had Shimano SM-RT30 rotors for the disc brakes. The original set lasted over 5K miles. I purchased the following last year:
...
Forum: Southeast
11-30-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,242
Posted By themp

In my city they are adding bicycle lanes to most...

In my city they are adding bicycle lanes to most roads. It has been interesting to watch this come down and I do ride on the new lanes. It has made the city much safer to ride a bicycle, but there...
10-25-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,662
Posted By themp

Can you get a feel for how difficult it is to...

Can you get a feel for how difficult it is to change a rear flat with the belt drive? Otherwise, I really like this bicycle. Christmas is coming!
09-21-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,414
Posted By themp

My bicycle has a 10 speed chain and I have always...

My bicycle has a 10 speed chain and I have always used Shimano's pin to connect. Chain is Shimano. I decided to try a quick link on my last chain replacement and found that around 3K miles there...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
08-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By themp

And you have this:...

And you have this: https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/ I would not want to ride to Jamestown without gears....
07-05-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By themp

These racks are reasonably priced: ...

These racks are reasonably priced:

https://allen.bike/collections/hitch-racks
Forum: Southeast
07-02-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By themp

There is a closure at Poole road at this...

There is a closure at Poole road at this point:Neuse River Trail Closure at Poole Road, between mile markers 19 and 19.25The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department (COPUD) is making improvements...
06-29-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By themp

The GAP and C&O Canal Path. ...

The GAP and C&O Canal Path.

https://www.gaptrail.org/
05-25-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By themp

One option is to put a sticker over it. ...

One option is to put a sticker over it.

https://www.vcgraphix.com/collections/bicycle-name-stickers

https://www.redbubble.com/shop/cannondale+stickers
05-17-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By themp

My current bars are around 27 inches(686mm). ...

My current bars are around 27 inches(686mm). 760mm on the new one(about 3 inches longer). I read you can cut them to size.
05-17-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By themp

Raise my handle bars help

68 years old and have been having some neck pain after a long ride. If I move my hands to my fingers tips to steer the pain/strain goes away. So, I would like to raise them about 3 inches. Here is a...
05-16-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,108
Posted By themp

I have a Shimano CS-M771-10 cassette and it...

I have a Shimano CS-M771-10 cassette and it shifts better with the Shimano CN-HG95. I tried KMC and went back to Shimano. I also like the pin for the Shimano 10 speed chain compared to the KMC...
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