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03-21-14, 11:47 PM
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Posted By nerys

I am still around. Just exhausted. Working 2 jobs...

I am still around. Just exhausted. Working 2 jobs now so working 7 days a week. Long hours. but am making money at least.

Got enough to get the bike in the shop. its done actually just got to...
10-15-13, 10:08 PM
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Posted By nerys

I have found somewhat affordable recumbent and...

I have found somewhat affordable recumbent and even the occasional trike on CL but never in "my" class. IE like a terra trike or a sun "HD" trike or recumb. ie ones that can handle my weight.
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10-11-13, 05:13 PM
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Posted By nerys

sure. normally I can find 2x2 4 cell holders...

sure.

normally I can find 2x2 4 cell holders (same form factor as the light) but all I am finding right now is 1x4 holders.

320859084255 (ebay) $13 including cells.

that is all you need....
10-10-13, 10:10 PM
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Posted By nerys

I will weigh when I get home. I was 421 last...

I will weigh when I get home. I was 421 last week.

a few months into this I got a scale that can weigh me (at the time I was around 455-460 or so I really don't know for sure that is a guess)
...
10-10-13, 10:08 PM
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Posted By nerys

well I count portion size as part of "seconds" as...

well I count portion size as part of "seconds" as it IS one of my prime problems (which I have done pretty ok at controlling lately but need to do better)
10-10-13, 10:06 PM
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Posted By nerys

ZERO worries treal512. it uses 4 18650 cells....

ZERO worries treal512. it uses 4 18650 cells. (very common cells in this category) simply buy a 4 cell holder 4 cells and a charger and cut off and move the power wire to your new holder and cells.
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10-09-13, 03:46 PM
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Posted By nerys

I can maintain that for 5 or 6 hours easily...

I can maintain that for 5 or 6 hours easily enough. my resting heart rate is right around 70. I will have to dig it out again (got to find the little bugger) and see if anything has changed.

the...
10-09-13, 12:22 PM
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Posted By nerys

hey squirtdad. I actually do have one of them...

hey squirtdad. I actually do have one of them HRM's found one that connects to my phone and goes around my arm. works quite well. (my typical riding heartrate is 150-155 not sure if that is good bad...
10-09-13, 06:48 AM
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Posted By nerys

that's what I just said?

that's what I just said?
10-08-13, 07:14 PM
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Posted By nerys

I see nothing wrong with what you said MattFoley....

I see nothing wrong with what you said MattFoley. My natural walking pace is 3.0 to 3.5mph (I checked) that's how fast I go when I don't think about it. my fast pace is just a bit over 4mph. I can go...
10-07-13, 08:31 PM
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Posted By nerys

it is when you don't have $3000 to buy a...

it is when you don't have $3000 to buy a recumbent. I don't even have $1000. Its just not that easy Sayre. I have been screwing up the calories lately (though I have NOT gained any weight!)
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10-07-13, 02:36 PM
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Posted By nerys

If there is a way to try for free I am game for...

If there is a way to try for free I am game for anything. I do know that a regular bike (for me a trek mtb) was excruciatingly painful after about 1.5 hours riding. crazy back pain for days if I rode...
10-07-13, 01:22 PM
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Posted By nerys

don't worry. I just don't reply to those kinds of...

don't worry. I just don't reply to those kinds of posts and they lose steam photojoe. No worries. No worries. Not syaing if anyone is right or wrong just saying I don't participate in threads going...
10-02-13, 09:06 PM
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Posted By nerys

for $5 I will sure give it a try and I like the...

for $5 I will sure give it a try and I like the "greaseless" part too :-) thanks JackoDandy.

I do not think anything I am drinking has caffeine in it and I am certainly not becoming diuretic...
10-02-13, 05:51 PM
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Posted By nerys

Neil used to tell me about other things on here...

Neil used to tell me about other things on here and I was like "ahh huh?" send me a link :-) I typically have very little time. I don't usually have time to just browser threads. winter is coming so...
10-02-13, 04:59 PM
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Posted By nerys

squirtdad. all good info some notes rather...

squirtdad. all good info some notes

rather than repair the wheel I really think you should look for either a standard bike or a real recumbent. One consistent theme in your posts is the...
10-01-13, 03:09 PM
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Posted By nerys

Caloric intake? My only recent mention was what I...

Caloric intake? My only recent mention was what I eat at at olive garden. Clearly I am eating too many calories recently. That reality thing. Cant argue with it.
10-01-13, 11:59 AM
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Posted By nerys

Hah man I wish but my speed up those bridges was...

Hah man I wish but my speed up those bridges was 3.7mph and I was huffing and puffing. Again I think those calculators just break down at masses like mine. I am still amazed at thise riders churni.g...
10-01-13, 11:49 AM
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Posted By nerys

I agree not that simple and trust me j am not...

I agree not that simple and trust me j am not over estimating my progress. I pride myself on trying hard not to self delude myself

In fact its part ofy life motto

Reality is funny. It imposes...
10-01-13, 11:32 AM
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Posted By nerys

Yep first half gallon was diet green tea. After...

Yep first half gallon was diet green tea. After that I had powder packs to mix with water to make more. Diet of course zi think 40 calories for half a gallon

I went through 2 gallons on the ride...
10-01-13, 11:26 AM
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Posted By nerys

Thank you ill clyde. I wi keep going and try...

Thank you ill clyde. I wi keep going and try harder. I am even more motivated now as I found the ms ride to be very enjpyable

I hope I can succeed
10-01-13, 11:23 AM
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Posted By nerys

I honestly dont think those calculators apply to...

I honestly dont think those calculators apply to me. I do not think they have any science behind them. I believe they are scales based on experienced results and that those assumptions break down...
10-01-13, 09:48 AM
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Posted By nerys

hehehe wooden wheel. I started around...

hehehe wooden wheel.

I started around 455-460 maybe more I have no way to know I am now 420.

Mithrandir. that is precisely what I plan to do. The long rides are doing nothing but hurting me...
09-30-13, 07:11 PM
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Posted By nerys

Video - I kept forgetting to take it out and...

Video - I kept forgetting to take it out and shoot and as I got tired I did not think of it in time. I need to make a secure mount for it on the handle bars so its right there I can grab it shoot and...
09-30-13, 04:16 PM
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Posted By nerys

yeah its an HDR shot which is why its so pleasing...

yeah its an HDR shot which is why its so pleasing looking. it snaps 2 pictures in succession at different exposures to expand the dynamic range. alas if something is "moving" during this process you...
09-30-13, 04:04 PM
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Posted By nerys

http://i.imgur.com/2L23Jzml.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/2L23Jzml.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/A75Ijqcl.jpg

I will have some video clips and some 360 panoramics on my google plus page later (google plus is the only way you can "see" them...
09-30-13, 04:02 PM
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Posted By nerys

http://i.imgur.com/CJloQUll.jpg ...

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09-30-13, 04:00 PM
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Posted By nerys

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09-30-13, 03:57 PM
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Posted By nerys

http://i.imgur.com/fuJQipLl.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/fuJQipLl.jpg

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09-30-13, 03:55 PM
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Posted By nerys

http://i.imgur.com/X1iXKbll.jpg ...

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09-30-13, 03:53 PM
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Posted By nerys

http://i.imgur.com/CyswhSyl.jpg ...

http://i.imgur.com/CyswhSyl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/e5hPGell.jpg

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09-30-13, 03:51 PM
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Posted By nerys

Ok some pictures :-) a bit random but here we go ...

Ok some pictures :-) a bit random but here we go

http://i.imgur.com/XtumMgTl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/f036TZzl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lsmwTZAl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/rhAZkOzl.jpg
09-30-13, 03:14 PM
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Posted By nerys

I was well aware well in advance I would not be...

I was well aware well in advance I would not be able to finish. but I also knew I could ride more than 45 miles so taking the 45 mile course did not make sense. I wanted to push for more.

like I...
09-30-13, 12:15 AM
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Posted By nerys

The ride was amazing. an incredible amount of...

The ride was amazing. an incredible amount of fun. I am insanely exhausted so no pics tonight


I knew I would not make it to the end (my best estimate was 13-14 hours to make that kind of...
09-23-13, 08:04 PM
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Posted By nerys

the XML Based units are the best so far. you...

the XML Based units are the best so far. you really can't beat the insane throw and brightness for $28 shipped (amazon ebay anywhere pretty much now) the new one has 3 modes with a lower "low" which...
09-09-13, 02:48 PM
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Posted By nerys

yes. at the gym they have this machine you kind...

yes. at the gym they have this machine you kind of sit in and you extend your back. kind of like a leg press but you use your back. HELPS A LOT big improvements in the back pain most of the time...
08-28-13, 05:03 PM
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Posted By nerys

I will get some pics soon as I can squirtdad. ...

I will get some pics soon as I can squirtdad.

You might be right about the back rest. Here is my logic (tell me what you think)

maybe the seats are just not strong enough?? maybe when I get...
08-28-13, 04:49 PM
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Posted By nerys

much appreciated. I am by no means perfect but I...

much appreciated. I am by no means perfect but I do firmly believe I am in this for the long haul. for life. its that or die very young.

I hope to still be posting pictures from my adventures to...
08-28-13, 08:01 AM
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Posted By nerys

tilting the seat forward is actual the straw that...

tilting the seat forward is actual the straw that broke the camels back so to speak. it turned the aggravating butt pain into unbearable pain after 20 miles. (before it would not get unbearable bad...
08-27-13, 08:11 PM
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Posted By nerys

Sorry for the sloppy post. Doing this from my...

Sorry for the sloppy post. Doing this from my portable and its hard to make corrects on the small 5.5" screen and easy yo make typos :-)
08-27-13, 08:09 PM
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Posted By nerys

I agree 100% fix the saddle issue fix the ride...

I agree 100% fix the saddle issue fix the ride issue.

A regular saddle is (was) unridable for long distances for me. I tried many different saddles and could usually get a decent fit but the back...
08-27-13, 03:24 PM
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Posted By nerys

I see no meaningful way to reply to that. ...

I see no meaningful way to reply to that.

what is your intention?
08-27-13, 02:09 PM
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Posted By nerys

all I ask of the "sweep" folks is leave me be...

all I ask of the "sweep" folks is leave me be till your the last sweep then I will get on and ride back. when they say "times up" then times up. not a big deal.

now if I am 2 miles away well I...
08-27-13, 02:02 PM
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Posted By nerys

I know. that is my biggest concern. can I finish...

I know. that is my biggest concern. can I finish inside 12 hours. right now I don't think I can it took me 8 hours to cover 44 miles the other day not good. I will sure try though.. figuring out the...
08-27-13, 11:29 AM
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Posted By nerys

I am pretty good on hills. never had to walk one...

I am pretty good on hills. never had to walk one yet. not fast but I can deal with them and I understand except a couple they are pretty mild. I especially intend to ride not walk the bridges.
...
08-26-13, 04:58 PM
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Posted By nerys

yeah just been off the internet for the most part...

yeah just been off the internet for the most part for the last 2 months. clear really sucks unless you get a strong signal :-)

but its worth it. cause now I get comcast at $30 a month instead of...
08-26-13, 12:55 PM
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Posted By nerys

Neil's blog entries Last week ...

Neil's blog entries

Last week
http://atasteforthewoods.blogspot.com/2013/08/prang-delaware-and-raritan-feeder-canal.html

This past week...
08-26-13, 12:46 PM
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Posted By nerys

More pictures ...

More pictures

http://i.imgur.com/56AVJmnl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/QhiQ2dTl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/suTGLC2l.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WsR2LFdl.jpg
08-26-13, 12:43 PM
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Posted By nerys

OK finally back online :-) Comcast raised the...

OK finally back online :-) Comcast raised the price of service to $80 a month so I told them to go suck it. cancelled. got clear. it SUCKS. horrible horrible service. it was so bad it was unusable...
07-15-13, 10:42 AM
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Posted By nerys

I just finished listening to Nathan Lowel's Solar...

I just finished listening to Nathan Lowel's Solar Clipper trader series (6 books)

one of the most breath taking emotionally involved books I have ever read or listened too. he is one of those...
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