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Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,507
Posted By VastCrew

Make up concealer!

Make up concealer!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,131
Posted By VastCrew

New England Parkinson Ride offers a 100 mile...

New England Parkinson Ride offers a 100 mile route. By far my favorite event! Well supported, great people, fabulous route, great views, some rolling hills. Located in Old Orchard Beach, southern...
02-28-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,866
Posted By VastCrew

I think cycling is a fairly expensive hobby. I...

I think cycling is a fairly expensive hobby. I seem to pretty regularly "need" things for biking and not much of it is cheap. Thankfully it is usually spread out but a rotation shorts, tires, helmet,...
02-28-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,278
Posted By VastCrew

Really?? Is it maybe certain flavors I wonder? Or...

Really?? Is it maybe certain flavors I wonder? Or temperature? The only one that was crumbly was seriously old and had been found in a backpack pocket after many summer trips and travels it was still...
02-28-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,278
Posted By VastCrew

Honey Stinger Waffles. They are small,...

Honey Stinger Waffles. They are small, individually wrapped and don’t really crumble!
02-26-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By VastCrew

I'm trying to try to narrow down what material I...

I'm trying to try to narrow down what material I want this bike to be! I've read plenty of online feedback boasting or degrading all the materials. It almost seems that the tires make more of a...
02-26-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By VastCrew

Really appreciate the feedback! I will certainly...

Really appreciate the feedback! I will certainly look at the recommended bikes, its nice getting opinions from others and learning from others experiences. Looks like BikeTek is in the city and they...
02-24-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By VastCrew

I think the Crux was about $2800 in the shop. I'm...

I think the Crux was about $2800 in the shop. I'm not real great with budgets though so flexible. I tend to make allowances for things. Especially since I don't often buy a new bike. My last bike was...
02-22-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By VastCrew

Well thanks Sully, I guess I forgot some...

Well thanks Sully, I guess I forgot some important details! Forgive me, I'm recovering from a concussion and am apparently a bit scatter-brained!
I now live close to the GAP and Montour trail, so...
02-22-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By VastCrew

Time for a New Bike

After moving this past fall I have come to conclusion that a new bike is necessary,I know I'm an unfortunate soul to be in this situation! My only experience is with road riding and paved trails. I...
02-07-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,660
Posted By VastCrew

We mainly used a trek 2 child trailer. I don't...

We mainly used a trek 2 child trailer. I don't believe they make these any longer. What I most liked about the trailer was that it was basically 2 individual seats made out of a nylon type fabric. It...
02-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,385
Posted By VastCrew

I just used a basic road bike and had the Topeak ...

I just used a basic road bike and had the Topeak Seat as mentioned above. My kids where able to comfortably ride in the seat at about 10 months. The seat is fairly simple to put on and take off if...
Forum: Introductions
02-04-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By VastCrew

Back Again

Hello Cycle Friends!
Not exactly new however I've been absent for several years so I thought I would start with a hello! Recently have relocated from the New England area to just south of the...
04-09-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,522
Posted By VastCrew

I agree, an actual tandem bicycle would be ideal....

I agree, an actual tandem bicycle would be ideal. Just don't think that is going to work for us this year.

My 4 year old will actually still fit in her seat. We have the Co-pilot and I think it...
04-08-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,522
Posted By VastCrew

That is the exact situation that I was hoping...

That is the exact situation that I was hoping wouldn't be!
I understand that it would be a rather long setup but I don't think that would be much of a problem just riding around local.
We have...
04-08-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,995
Posted By VastCrew

I wouldn't let the 105's hold you back! If a bit...

I wouldn't let the 105's hold you back! If a bit down the line you want to switch it out it's always an option.
04-08-15, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By VastCrew

This might be a good situation to search your...

This might be a good situation to search your local ads and try to find a used bike. I think if you start riding regularly it will become easier to help determine what bike would be best for your...
04-08-15, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,522
Posted By VastCrew

Towing a WeeHoo and a Trailer Bike or Piccolo

I'm looking for advice from others who have set up a towing train so to speak. I have been using the WeeHoo for several years and love it! It has been a fabulous investment. I'm looking to add a...
04-08-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By VastCrew

Check out the DraftMaster. We have been using it...

Check out the DraftMaster. We have been using it for a few years and it is fantastic, very stable and easy to use!
04-03-15, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,522
Posted By VastCrew

How speedy are you referring? In residential...

How speedy are you referring? In residential areas with speeds of 25-35mph, I will take the lane in narrow curvy areas. I feel this is safest for everyone. I also transported preschool most of last...
07-23-14, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,242
Posted By VastCrew

DE-MS Bike to the Bay

Interested in hearing from others who have participated previously in this event.

How challenging of a course?
Climbing, how often?how intense?
Is wind a factor?
Rest Stops?
Must/Helpful to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By VastCrew

Replacing a Bike

So my Mom started cycling a couple summers ago and has been really enjoying it! She pulls out the bike in May and rides till October or so. We do a couple charity rides together in the fall. Nothing...
07-08-14, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,731
Posted By VastCrew

When my son was 1, he was pretty happy with a 23...

When my son was 1, he was pretty happy with a 23 mile loop. It was a nonstop ride in a seat on the back of my bike. He just looked around for the most part, he would usually snooze the second half....
06-19-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,055
Posted By VastCrew

A WeeHoo may be an option for you!

A WeeHoo may be an option for you!
04-13-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,320
Posted By VastCrew

Septal, what sized wheels for your Mocha? I've...

Septal, what sized wheels for your Mocha? I've been looking for a tandem for a shorter captain!
04-13-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,553
Posted By VastCrew

At this age you could also start to consider...

At this age you could also start to consider getting a tandem!
04-13-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,553
Posted By VastCrew

We like the WeeHoo. A bit heavy and a little...

We like the WeeHoo. A bit heavy and a little bulky but fun for us all. My 5 year old loves it and I actually had a tough time getting out of the house without him all last year. We did several...
04-13-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,047
Posted By VastCrew

I would definitely stick to a rear mounted verses...

I would definitely stick to a rear mounted verses a front mount, especially if you do you any sort of distance.

I would also look for a seat that come up rather high to give your child good...
03-28-14, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,753
Posted By VastCrew

I'm a year behind you but am really hoping this...

I'm a year behind you but am really hoping this will not be the case!

Maybe sign up for charity events to participate as a family over winter break?

Pick an awesome spring break location with...
03-27-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,417
Posted By VastCrew

We have a draftmaster and really like it. Much...

We have a draftmaster and really like it. Much easier compared to the roof rack, in my opinion. No extra storage space with it though.
02-09-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,272
Posted By VastCrew

How is the area near your work place? Less hills?...

How is the area near your work place? Less hills? If there is good riding areas why not pack your cycle gear and bike and do a quick ride after work? Go way to relieve stress and wrap up the work...
02-05-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,081
Posted By VastCrew

We have the Chrysler version, I believe it is the...

We have the Chrysler version, I believe it is the same thing. Very convenient for hauling bicycles! All the rear seats fold into the floor to allow for storage and hauling. This was the main reason...
02-04-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,508
Posted By VastCrew

Great feedback!! I'm not sure about putting...

Great feedback!!

I'm not sure about putting holes in the roof! We'll have to chat to a few people about that.

I originally looked at mounting a roof rack onto the top of the camper and it...
02-03-14, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,508
Posted By VastCrew

Wow, that seasucker looks pretty awesome!

Wow, that seasucker looks pretty awesome!
02-03-14, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,508
Posted By VastCrew

Maybe a support or strap from the rear tire to...

Maybe a support or strap from the rear tire to the back of the camper?

would that help?

This set up would need to be reliable over thousands of miles over a 6 week period.

My other option...
02-03-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,508
Posted By VastCrew

Tandem Transport

http://www.discountramps.com/pop-up-camper-bike-rack.htm

Do you think this could work for a tandem bike?

Obvisiouly this would need some sort of support to keep everything stabilized! It...
01-30-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,631
Posted By VastCrew

If anyone is interested there is a Co-Motion...

If anyone is interested there is a Co-Motion listed for sale with a belt drive and Rohloff!

New Hampshire craigslist
http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/4265504592.html
01-28-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,842
Posted By VastCrew

Hope you enjoy!

Hope you enjoy!
Forum: Touring
01-24-14, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By VastCrew

Looks really nice!

Looks really nice!
01-16-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,495
Posted By VastCrew

Keep in mind that trikes are pretty heavy and...

Keep in mind that trikes are pretty heavy and bulky. Maybe they have some that are easier to transport if you do some research. I, for fun hopped on a trike while visiting grandparents and was amazed...
01-14-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By VastCrew

Welcome! Nice to have new tandem riders!

Welcome! Nice to have new tandem riders!
01-11-14, 04:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,842
Posted By VastCrew

I believe your price range might be tough! Tandem...

I believe your price range might be tough! Tandem options are limited to begin with.

Other than craigslist, I googled tandem bike classifieds and found a few additional resources that might be...
01-10-14, 10:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By VastCrew

That you Paul, I actually messaged this seller...

That you Paul, I actually messaged this seller for sizing details and he replied that it is sold. No idea why it is still listed!

Thanks so much for thinking about me, I appreciate it!
01-08-14, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By VastCrew

Also a WeeHoo fan! Felt very safe towing a child...

Also a WeeHoo fan! Felt very safe towing a child in the WeeHoo.

I know this isn't one of your suggested tag along but may be worth looking into. As far as other brands, I cannot recommend, we...
01-08-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 831
Posted By VastCrew

KiddyBack Experience

Anyone have much experience using a KiddyBack backrest type of attachment. I am looking at this as an option for my 5/6 year old if I put him on the back of a tandem this coming summer.

Wondering...
Forum: Touring
01-08-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By VastCrew

A proper bike fit is very important! A...

A proper bike fit is very important!

A proper fitting saddle is also important. You want your sitbones to be supported by your seat. Many times people think a bigger saddle will offer more...
01-07-14, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,252
Posted By VastCrew

We have had good luck with Specialized. My...

We have had good luck with Specialized. My teenagers ride Hardrock and a Myka mountain bikes. Both have been owned several years with both very low maintance. They both trail ride and do some shorter...
01-07-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By VastCrew

Haha Sprout, I think you meant your above post...

Haha Sprout, I think you meant your above post for Aprieto-First ride thread! I do agree adjustable stoker stems are useful, especially if you will be riding with different stokers!

Thank you...
01-06-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By VastCrew

I don't have much info on tire pressure, we...

I don't have much info on tire pressure, we typically go with the recommended amount on the side of the tire. We do inflate to the correct pressure before each and every ride though. I believe over...
01-06-14, 12:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By VastCrew

Sorry if I'm commenting too much! As a...

Sorry if I'm commenting too much!

As a stoker, I do not prefer a suspension post. That was part of my previous comment when I mentioned not making too many changes too quickly. Not a fan of the...
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