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07-24-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,836
Posted By Cadillac

By the way, I speak from personal experience. I...

By the way, I speak from personal experience. I had bought two identical bikes and my wife and I set out for the big ride.
After some time, I turned to one side about to say something to my wife;...
07-24-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,836
Posted By Cadillac

I would like to suggest that you get her on the...

I would like to suggest that you get her on the back of a tandem (rent one for a while, if necessary).
Take her along some of the rides you enjoy.
Two riders on a tandem can be as fast as those on...
07-20-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,184
Posted By Cadillac

When you see a news article like this one dated...

When you see a news article like this one dated July 20, 2018, you will hear a great cry about how dangerous cyclists are; but not the reverse.
Calgary: "Pedestrian dies from injuries after being...
07-15-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,184
Posted By Cadillac

Until a few years ago, the only mention of a...

Until a few years ago, the only mention of a bicycle in the driver's handbook that new drivers had to learn in order to pass the written exam was that bicycle riders must ride in the same direction...
07-14-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3,582
Views: 504,839
Posted By Cadillac

Here I am on another road in...

Here I am on another road in Albertahttps://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/845x1126/dadoncattrike_5_13ed18f36bbb055cd2799e3a365e3a4012104d6d.jpg while riding my Catrike. I did both a...
07-14-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 71,662
Posted By Cadillac

Temp today in Hobart was 3C (37F)

Temp today in Hobart was 3C (37F)
07-13-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By Cadillac

Disclaimer

I can identify with you. I am 76 and had 2 heart attacks and now have a pacemaker. As well, I am 25 lbs overweight.

I have both a diamond Trek road bike and a Catrike.

This spring I injured my...
07-12-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,582
Views: 504,839
Posted By Cadillac

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Recumbent
07-07-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,281
Posted By Cadillac

I agree with a previous poster that using a high...

I agree with a previous poster that using a high gear leads to sore knees.
I'm 76 and because of some leg injury, I am back on my Catrike.
I have a tendency to ride in the highest gear because I...
08-22-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,597
Posted By Cadillac

A one finger salute doesn't convince a bad driver...

A one finger salute doesn't convince a bad driver to avoid bad driving in the future or even returning and apologizing for his stupidity. Thus the gesture is useless. Instead, try waving and smiling...
07-19-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By Cadillac

Give the Canadian, Ryder, credit for blocking the...

Give the Canadian, Ryder, credit for blocking the other Norwegian to help Thor to the victory.
06-06-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By Cadillac

Speed is over-rated. The idea of wanting to go...

Speed is over-rated. The idea of wanting to go faster is a product of the media. Slow it down and enjoy the ride. Fast riders miss out on so much. I've asked them, "Did you see such and such?"...
06-05-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,764
Posted By Cadillac

Don't abandon clipless pedals. Instead, choose a...

Don't abandon clipless pedals. Instead, choose a pedal that has a platform on one side and a "click-in" device on the other. If you are riding in town or you know you are going to stop a few metres...
05-31-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,244
Posted By Cadillac

The older I get I find that I need to map out the...

The older I get I find that I need to map out the potty stops on my route. While a man can just find a nearby tree or the side of the building (as they do in France); a woman like yourself may have...
05-29-11, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Cadillac

Bicycle Maxim: For every uphill there is an equal...

Bicycle Maxim: For every uphill there is an equal and opposite downhill
For every headwind there is rarely and equal and opposite tailwind

I've gone out into a strong headwind thinking the ride...
05-28-11, 09:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,158
Posted By Cadillac

In 1980, I bought a couple of helmet mirrors that...

In 1980, I bought a couple of helmet mirrors that I still use. I haven't seen any like them for sale anymore. Instead of convoluted wire bent in various ways to attach to the helmet as the "take a...
05-22-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Cadillac

Here's what you need ...

Here's what you need
http://www.motorera.com/S&Cbike.jpg
05-21-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,374
Posted By Cadillac

How about penny-loafer biking shoes ... or maybe...

How about penny-loafer biking shoes ... or maybe inflation means put a quarter in them instead.
05-20-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,216
Posted By Cadillac

In a similar way, my wife and I started riding a...

In a similar way, my wife and I started riding a tandem in 1975. However in the last few years her knees have been bad. The other day, she thought she would like to go for a ride on it. Well, somehow...
05-19-11, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25,367
Views: 2,480,398
Posted By Cadillac

Intended to do a 60+ km (40 miles) ride, but...

Intended to do a 60+ km (40 miles) ride, but flatted at 25 km (15 miles). Found a hole in the sidewall of the tire as well as in the tube. Replaced the tube and took it easy on the way home on a...
05-18-11, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,374
Posted By Cadillac

That's not exactly how it was in the 1950s. Many...

That's not exactly how it was in the 1950s. Many movies picture the teenagers of the '50s wearing jeans. However that didn't come in until the 1960s. Where I grew up, only the boys who had just come...
05-18-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By Cadillac

You can get a motion-sensitive cap that fits on...

You can get a motion-sensitive cap that fits on your valve stem that lights up. Available at almost any auto parts store. It is cheaper and with less drag. The only problem is that it fits shrader...
05-17-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,207
Posted By Cadillac

I suggest you try a 3-wheel recumbent such as a...

I suggest you try a 3-wheel recumbent such as a Catrike. It will be much easier on your knees and can easily accommodate your weight. Also, sitting in the "cradle" of the Catrike will be much easier...
05-17-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25,367
Views: 2,480,398
Posted By Cadillac

Just did a short ride of 60 km (37 miles). My...

Just did a short ride of 60 km (37 miles). My total for the year is 1292 km (803 miles). Aiming for 5000 km (3000 miles) for the year.
05-16-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,380
Posted By Cadillac

I disagree with those who have posted that they...

I disagree with those who have posted that they progressively work up to a century. At the beginning of the season, my rides are relatively short 30-40 km. But as spring warms up, I map out a route...
05-16-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,380
Posted By Cadillac

Since you are new at cycling and the crotch...

Since you are new at cycling and the crotch hurts, be sure to lubricate the area of pain (on either side of the genitals). Your crotch is like a newborn's bottom, so use a cream designed to prevent...
05-11-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Cadillac

My solution to a similar problem was to buy a...

My solution to a similar problem was to buy a tandem. That way she is behind me, but only by inches.
Replies: 136
Views: 7,961
Posted By Cadillac

While the difference in speed may seem as though...

While the difference in speed may seem as though the fast are in their group while the slow are in a different group so that one will not affect the other. However, the problem comes at the end of...
Replies: 1,032
Views: 594,246
Posted By Cadillac

To answer this question, I have to stretch my...

To answer this question, I have to stretch my memory.
First was a 1950 CCM coaster bike (i.e., pedal backward to brake).
Next was a BRC (Boyes & Rosser) "department store" 10-speed.
Then a Gitane...
05-09-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By Cadillac

Instead of having the chain wrap around the tread...

Instead of having the chain wrap around the tread and bead as in the you-tube video, drill a hole in the middle of the tread and pass the chain through that hole and into the middle. Thus the chain...
05-09-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 977
Posted By Cadillac

For me? Dead For bicycling in general?...

For me? Dead

For bicycling in general? Increase 3-wheel, electric powered, recumbents; wider bike lanes with limited auto traffic. Banishing of semi-tractor trailer trucks (more use of trains)....
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By Cadillac

I enjoy cycling, always have. However, there are...

I enjoy cycling, always have. However, there are a lot of people who think that exercise means jogging, pushing weights, swimming, gym membership, golf, etc.; but road cycling is not an option....
05-02-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By Cadillac

My mysterious noise occurred only when I pedaled,...

My mysterious noise occurred only when I pedaled, not coasting. So that meant the problem was in the drive train. Yet everything seemed OK. In my garage the drive train made no significant noise. I...
05-01-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25,367
Views: 2,480,398
Posted By Cadillac

I rode 108 km (67 miles) out-and-back with hills...

I rode 108 km (67 miles) out-and-back with hills and a headwind out. I had hoped to take advantage of the wind on the way home, but the wind switched. According to locals the wind comes from the East...
05-01-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By Cadillac

I just got in from a 108km ride. If you know the...

I just got in from a 108km ride. If you know the area, it was from Chilliwack to Hope and back. Anything farther is beyond hope. :)
05-01-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,143
Posted By Cadillac

I haven't had much time posting since I have been...

I haven't had much time posting since I have been on the computer with a few other tasks. In particular a randonneuring novella (short novel) and an interactive Greek Bible.

We seem to get a lot...
07-15-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,853
Posted By Cadillac

I also ride a motorcycle, but bicycles are better...

I also ride a motorcycle, but bicycles are better because:
1. Go more places on a bicycle
2. Better for exercise
3. Quieter
4. Cheaper
5. Less pollution
6. Better for bragging
7. If it breaks...
Replies: 41
Views: 2,423
Posted By Cadillac

Good job Octopus. My friend Rob Gray from England...

Good job Octopus. My friend Rob Gray from England rode (and finished) on his fixed gear. Did you ride with him? I first met him in 2002 when he rode the RM1200 on a fixed gear. After the ride, he...
07-08-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Cadillac

It took place in Wales. They use metric. The...

It took place in Wales. They use metric. The motorcycle's speed before meeting the cycles was just under 60, after he passed the cycles it reached 60. His bike is calibrated in metric.

I think...
07-08-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Cadillac

The speed limit is NOT 60mph. The speed was in...

The speed limit is NOT 60mph. The speed was in kilometers. Divide the motorcycle's speed by 1.609344 and you'll discover that the motorcycle was not going more than 37 miles per hour when he was...
07-03-09, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Cadillac

Science-fiction bicycle novel

Want to read a science-fiction bicycle novel ?
http://www.motorera.com/stories/dino1.htm
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Cadillac

Support

I am loading up the van to support riders. What should I take?
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Cadillac

I don't really have a problem with controlling...

I don't really have a problem with controlling the dog and I'm not talking about the great dane next door (he barks at anything to protect his property). Rather, when I am on a long ride out in the...
Replies: 17
Views: 844
Posted By Cadillac

A dog question

Dogs generally bark at cyclists.
If I get off my bike, the dogs will often trot back into their yards. If I am a pedestrian, the same dogs don't bark. Cars speed by the dogs and they don't respond....
Replies: 85
Views: 4,366
Posted By Cadillac

The error I see bmike and other are making is...

The error I see bmike and other are making is that everyone has the latent ability to ride much faster than they are doing. They just need to have better training or better motivation. If that were...
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By Cadillac

Food at controls

A comment on food at controls:

I volunteered at the RM1200 last August. Every control reported that they had lots of food left over. The organizers (and I was not one of them) did a fantastic job...
Replies: 85
Views: 4,366
Posted By Cadillac

Here's my experience with a club. It was...

Here's my experience with a club.
It was decided that on a certain 200k members would invite new riders to experience a 200k ride. The club members had completed a 200k the previous week, so this...
11-16-08, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,045
Posted By Cadillac

When I used to ride with toe clips & straps, I...

When I used to ride with toe clips & straps, I wore my old, smooth-soled, somewhat worn out sneakers.
They slid in and out of the pedals with ease.
I strapped in only when I was on the highway...
11-08-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cadillac

In the past winters I would ride my wind trainer...

In the past winters I would ride my wind trainer (a bicycle mounted on a device intended to duplicate road feel). However, it can be very boring. Watching Jeopardy or a hockey game can reduce some...
11-03-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,963
Posted By Cadillac

Do you stand to ride?

I don't mean this post in the sense of "I can't stand riding a bike (i.e., I can/cannot tolerate it)"; but rather the practice of riding while not seated.

I find that lifting my butt off the...
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