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Forum: Southeast
03-24-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 538
Posted By 5kdad

The NW Arkansas "Razorback Regional Greenway" trail

The nearly 40 miles of paved trails starts in Bella Vista, AR (retirement community with many golf courses), and goes south through the headquarter towns of Bentonville (Walmart) , Lowell (JB Hunt),...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,382
Posted By 5kdad

I agree. Several years ago, I rode from Clinton...

I agree. Several years ago, I rode from Clinton to Sedalia. Seems like was mostly crop land. Didn't meet any other cyclists til I was almost to Sedalia.
02-04-19, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,844
Posted By 5kdad

If I'm understanding this correctly, if you were...

If I'm understanding this correctly, if you were on a tour, starting from a different point each day, you'd need to enter your altitude every morning? Correct?
01-02-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By 5kdad

Ok, I can do this. For how many days? What...

Ok, I can do this.
For how many days?
What sort of number trends am I looking for?
Should I eventually post those numbers here, for you to analyze? Not sure what I'd be looking for.
Thanks for...
01-01-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By 5kdad

Thanks for your reply! Very good information. ...

Thanks for your reply! Very good information.
I've always had a rather high pulse rate. I think maybe a genetic thing, as my grandpa also had a fast heart rate. Sometimes it's in the 70's, but...
01-01-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By 5kdad

Heart rate and training

I've not cycled regularly in several years. But I'm planning to do a bike tour this summer, and need to get myself into shape. I bought a new tour bike a couple weeks ago, and have ridden a bit every...
Forum: Touring
12-17-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 5kdad

I've already started working on a blog. Maybe a...

I've already started working on a blog. Maybe a bit premature, but I'm excited, and doing lots of research: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/21199
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 5kdad

Thanks for that info. How often would you lube a...

Thanks for that info. How often would you lube a chain when on tour?
I'm a bit over-cautious (maybe from being a wedding photographer, and being prepared to handle any camera problem that might pop...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 04:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,802
Posted By 5kdad

Ortlieb Pannier question

I'm looking at the Orlieb panniers for a tour next summer. I notice two styles, one has a roller top, the other more of a flap. Seems to me, having to roll it up would be a bit of a hassle, but those...
Forum: Touring
12-15-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By 5kdad

Basic Repair Knowledge for USA tour?

I'm planning what I hope will be a long bike tour next summer, in the US. I'm picking up a new Salsa Marrakesh next week (my Christmas/semi-retirement present). I'm a bit "mechanically challenged". I...
Forum: Touring
11-18-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,437
Posted By 5kdad

I had to double check the author of this post, as...

I had to double check the author of this post, as it sounded exactly like my situation. Thought maybe I'd forgotten that I'd posted it!
I'm in the same dilemma. Except, my LBS has the Marrakesh...
11-12-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,250
Posted By 5kdad

But I guess that feeling faded away, once you...

But I guess that feeling faded away, once you went flying down the back side of the hill?
11-12-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,250
Posted By 5kdad

Now you have me wondering. I've never had a bike...

Now you have me wondering. I've never had a bike with disc brakes. Planning to buy a tour bike next spring and planned to get them. What was your problem with disc brakes?
11-12-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,250
Posted By 5kdad

Sounds like something that lady I ride with on...

Sounds like something that lady I ride with on occasion would say. She says, "You have to ride to get the crud out of your body".
11-10-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,250
Posted By 5kdad

Do you sometimes feel like you hate your bike?

Ok, maybe "hate" is not the right word, but there's been times when I've been out on a long ride, and I ask myself, "Why am I out here doing this?" Your muscles hurt, you are hot or cold. There's...
Forum: Touring
11-10-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

You and I have more in common that a love for...

You and I have more in common that a love for bicycling. My dad retired from the Corps of Engineers, at Table Rock (Branson, MO area). I remember as a small child, he was given a paid day off, to...
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

Actually, I thought 7 had a decent should from...

Actually, I thought 7 had a decent should from Harrison to Russellville. Where I ride in my area, we have NO shoulder in most places.
Forum: Touring
11-09-18, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

Ah, the Katy Trail. Did that years ago, was my...

Ah, the Katy Trail. Did that years ago, was my first solo bike adventure ( http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/2094 ). Loaded up, intending to stay some in hotels, some camping. But ended up leaving...
Forum: Touring
11-08-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

Yes, I've camped, only twice by myself, but a few...

Yes, I've camped, only twice by myself, but a few more times with friends. I've done several 70-80 mile rides (my record is 110 in one day), but those were all on my road bike, with no gear. Good...
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

I've done several blogs already from past rides....

I've done several blogs already from past rides. These were all done AFTER I returned home. I just made good notes and took lots of photos. I find if I don't write down what happened, no later than...
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

We have sort of "been there, done that". I rode...

We have sort of "been there, done that". I rode across Arkansas a few years ago with a friend. My wife drove, met us each day with a picnic lunch, and checked on us a couple times during the day....
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

I was going to wait til my first SS check comes,...

I was going to wait til my first SS check comes, to buy my touring bike. I understand that should be the first part of February. This winter and spring, will be riding as much as possible, just...
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

Interesting, I'll make a note on that. I have...

Interesting, I'll make a note on that. I have relatives in SE Washington state. Would like to drop in and see them while I'm in the state.
That's one reason I posted this, hoping to get suggestions...
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

I've biked off and on for the last 25 years or...

I've biked off and on for the last 25 years or so. Trying now to ride a bit every day, even if it's only on my indoor Schwinn Airdyne during bad weather. Have done a few trips with friends (2-3...
11-05-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,077
Posted By 5kdad

How to delete a post (accidentally posted it twice)

Somehow, I accidentally posted a thread twice on this forum. Can't seem to find out to delete one of them. Any idea?
Forum: Touring
11-05-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,267
Posted By 5kdad

2019 Tour Plans...A semi-retirement sabbatical

In December, I'll turn 62. After 40+ years of operating a portrait/event photography studio, my CPA has suggested I start drawing my social security. Wife (of 41 years) and I live a modest lifestyle,...
10-18-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,110
Posted By 5kdad

I have issues with "white coat syndrome". I...

I have issues with "white coat syndrome". I bought a home BP cuff, so I can check BP at home, in a more relaxed environment. For a few days before a dr visit, I check my BP at home, a couple times a...
10-18-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By 5kdad

Thanks. I had not noticed this sub category.

Thanks. I had not noticed this sub category.
10-18-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By 5kdad

Yes, my doctor warned me about that. Said to be...

Yes, my doctor warned me about that. Said to be cautious when I get out of bed.
I seemed to be a bit more tired than usual yesterday afternoon. I check my blood pressure. It was 105/65, which is...
10-18-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By 5kdad

My LBS had a used ISM Adamo bike saddle that I...

My LBS had a used ISM Adamo bike saddle that I could "buy and return" if I didn't like it. They are very prostate friendly. But I hated it! It was terribly uncomfortable. I also have a Schwinn...
10-17-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By 5kdad

I think the prostate MRI is something fairly new....

I think the prostate MRI is something fairly new. It was my understanding that they'd had the equipment to do that for sometime, but didn't have anyone with the "eyes" to properly read the MRI. So...
10-17-18, 02:05 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 15,454
Posted By 5kdad

I too enjoy a slow ride, and enjoy the scenery. I...

I too enjoy a slow ride, and enjoy the scenery. I live in a small, rural community. Often times find myself stopping to visit with the neighbors. I'm not interested in seeing what kind of top speed...
10-17-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By 5kdad

Rising PSA, then BPH diagnosis

A year and a half ago, I had a routine check up and found my PSA was high, at 4.79. However, a "percent free PSA" showed I was at only a 10% chance of developing prostate cancer for most men my age,...
Forum: Touring
10-16-18, 04:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,076
Posted By 5kdad

One of the best, informative and entertaining...

One of the best, informative and entertaining books I've read in awhile, by Anna McNuff: "50 Shades of the USA: One woman's 11,000 mile cycling adventure through every state of America".
09-10-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By 5kdad

Thanks for you suggestion. I bought this one,...

Thanks for you suggestion. I bought this one, love it. A excellent value at just $50.
09-01-18, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By 5kdad

Suggestion for Adequate Heart Rate Monitor

In light of another post I make this week, I suspect I need to buy a heart rate monitor. Years ago, I had one that was a strap that went around my chest, and then a read-out device that you wear on...
08-30-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,628
Posted By 5kdad

I use a product distributed my one of my...

I use a product distributed my one of my sons-in-law's employer, https://www.hydrationhealth.com. They have 3 products, PrePlay, RePlay, and ProPlay. I prefer the ProPlay. Tastes great, has 3 times...
08-30-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,831
Posted By 5kdad

How Long Until Heart Rate Normalize After Ride?

I once remember hearing someone talk about your fitness level might be indicated by how long it takes your heart rate to get back to a "normal" range after you ride. Or put another way, if your heart...
05-12-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By 5kdad

This was what I had in mind, before I remembered...

This was what I had in mind, before I remembered hearing about comfort bikes.
05-12-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By 5kdad

Riding with the grand kids, I doubt we cover too...

Riding with the grand kids, I doubt we cover too many miles. I think she'd do ok on a regular bike. Plus again, would be out of my price range.
05-12-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By 5kdad

A scooter is not an option I'm looking at. First,...

A scooter is not an option I'm looking at. First, would be a little out of my price range, and not sure they are allowed on the bike paths.
05-12-18, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By 5kdad

A Bike For Mother's Day?

Over the years, I've tired to get my wife to bike with me, but the traffic terrifies her. She's always said she wouldn't mind riding bike trails, but we live in a rural area, with most bike trails...
04-15-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 14,825
Posted By 5kdad

Does a Schwinn Airdyne qualify as an indoor...

Does a Schwinn Airdyne qualify as an indoor trainer? If so, yes.
Forum: Touring
04-15-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,274
Posted By 5kdad

Last year, 2017, was a wash out for me. A high...

Last year, 2017, was a wash out for me. A high PSA sort of scared me, and I didn't bike much.
End of May, I'm planning a SAG-supported ride from near my home in NW Arkansas. The plan is to ride...
Forum: Touring
03-13-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,274
Posted By 5kdad

I've never toured much by myself, so planning a 2...

I've never toured much by myself, so planning a 2 week or so loop from my home in NW Arkansas, solo. Considering, making a loop down through central Arkansas, then looping back through southern...
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 05:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,840
Posted By 5kdad

I've enjoyed many of the ones listed above. Found...

I've enjoyed many of the ones listed above. Found this one not long ago. Even my non-cycling wife enjoyed watching these.
He cycles from the tip of south Florida, to somewhere in Colorado.......
Forum: Touring
01-30-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By 5kdad

No, won't be towing a trailer. What wrong with...

No, won't be towing a trailer.
What wrong with air circulation under the cot, when touring in warm to hot weather?
Forum: Touring
01-30-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By 5kdad

Helinox Cot Lite...Anyone use a cot when touring?

At age 61, the ground just isn't as comfortable for tent camping as it was years ago. I seen a mention about a Helinox lightweight cot for camping. It's under 2 lbs, 10 oz. I'm planning a trip this...
Forum: Touring
01-15-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,280
Posted By 5kdad

Right-wing, conservative Warm Showers host here....

Right-wing, conservative Warm Showers host here. I'm not sure I'd classify "left leaning" people as "more trusting or perhaps willing to share their personal space". Generally speaking, I find the...
Forum: Touring
01-15-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,274
Posted By 5kdad

Planning a solo, self supported bike...

Planning a solo, self supported bike camping/WarmShowers trip this summer, hopefully for about 3 weeks. Have never done much solo touring. Hope to start at my door step (live in northern Arkansas),...
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