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Posted By orcanova

Sweet! Although its funny a compact frame is...

Sweet! Although its funny a compact frame is called old, which makes me feel old. I may need to get an S&S bike at some point. I fly a Cessna 172, which is basically like a Volkswagen Beatle with...
Replies: 90
Views: 15,175
Posted By orcanova

Despite my bad experiences with a soft case, this...

Despite my bad experiences with a soft case, this looks really cool. Since is has plastic panels inside that may be the deal maker. My fiance and I are going to Montreal to ride soon, and we can...
Replies: 90
Views: 15,175
Posted By orcanova

Definitely not. Twice with my former Scicon...

Definitely not. Twice with my former Scicon Aerocomfort soft case I had busted spokes from airlines. Once I saw it tossed onto a baggage cart outside the plane, then other bags thrown on top of it....
04-01-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By orcanova

I am also looking for a hard travel case. Used to...

I am also looking for a hard travel case. Used to own one but sold it at the time for lack of storage space. Had the Scicon Aero soft case and had busted spokes twice from airlines, and it ultimately...
04-15-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,063
Posted By orcanova

My question is: If he struck two cyclists, and...

My question is: If he struck two cyclists, and killed one, and he was driving on a suspended license, why did the police at the scene not take him into custody for the suspended license charge? "You...
03-01-13, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By orcanova

Feelgood story: road cyclist recues woman from burning trailer home

Just passing along....

http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2013/03/woman_escapes_fire_unharmed_af.html#incart_river_default
12-27-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15,818
Views: 1,628,042
Posted By orcanova

Work and vacation brought me to Oahu, and did a...

Work and vacation brought me to Oahu, and did a couple climbs of Makapuu Point riding out to Waimanalo. Unedited and long, but key points are around 3:00 and 12:00 on, with views from top and views...
12-25-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,755
Posted By orcanova

After using the 808 #16 a few times, and my new...

After using the 808 #16 a few times, and my new GoPro Hero3 Black, I have to say the 808 is so simple to mount and use, I can see it becoming my go-to camera for the bike. Just tape it to a tube,...
11-12-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By orcanova

Funny. LaHood strikes me as one of those old...

Funny. LaHood strikes me as one of those old school Detroit motor industry guys...in his looks and demeanor. Glad to hear if he's a cycling advocate. I believe his background is in the auto industry,...
11-04-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By orcanova

I am ordering an 808#16 to put on my dog's...

I am ordering an 808#16 to put on my dog's harness for little doggy POV at the dog park and on his walks! How cool!
11-04-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By orcanova

I used to use an Archos Media player with the...

I used to use an Archos Media player with the lipstick cam option, and had all kinds of problems, one of which was the inherent problems of a cable connected to a secondary device: cable too short,...
11-02-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,634
Posted By orcanova

Doug, a typically ordinary guy! ;)

Doug, a typically ordinary guy! ;)
10-31-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,634
Posted By orcanova

Exactly.

Exactly.
10-31-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,987
Posted By orcanova

Share the road and be nice. Joggers don't hurt...

Share the road and be nice. Joggers don't hurt anyone...
10-31-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,379
Posted By orcanova

I am about to buy two GoPro Hero3 cameras. My...

I am about to buy two GoPro Hero3 cameras. My company is paying for one. I intend to have a default front and rear mount for my rides to record not only my rides but driver behavior in case I do need...
10-31-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,634
Posted By orcanova

Good work, OP. The guy buzzed you really close...

Good work, OP. The guy buzzed you really close and he deserved the ticket. Being ignorant, or assuming he has some prevailing right to the road over you, are the typical mindset of people who buzz...
08-24-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By orcanova

sorry, meant to put in Southeast forum. Could mod...

sorry, meant to put in Southeast forum. Could mod pls. move? Tnx.
08-24-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By orcanova

A few things here. Yes NOPD has a history of...

A few things here. Yes NOPD has a history of corruption, so much so that the department is now under a consent decree by the Justice Departmemt,, meaning DOJ is overseeing the running of the...
08-23-12, 11:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By orcanova

NOPD officers ordered to stop cyclists...for a supervisor's quota demands

cross posted in advocacy, but thought relevant here as well as a heads up...

http://news.yahoo.com/video/nopd-officers-ordered-stop-bike-032615398.html
08-23-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By orcanova

NOPD officers ordered to stop cyclists...for a supervisor's quota demands

http://news.yahoo.com/video/nopd-officers-ordered-stop-bike-032615398.html
07-27-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,370
Posted By orcanova

Well, I guess I should say I could do without,...

Well, I guess I should say I could do without, and rely on hr and time (and speed from the cadence/speed sensor on the rear wheel) on the trainer, and train with a power meter on the road. I have the...
07-27-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 671,370
Posted By orcanova

That could be the easier route. Now that I think...

That could be the easier route. Now that I think about it, I don't really need power on the trainer. Does anyone have experience or knowledge of the iBike and its accuracy and reliability?
07-14-12, 09:46 AM
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Views: 671,370
Posted By orcanova

When iBike first came out I read a lot of...

When iBike first came out I read a lot of scepticism on this forum. Given the current generation of iBike, is it a worthwhile power meter at this point in its development? I ride a road bike, a TT...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By orcanova

On Sunday, with quiet traffic, its also a good...

On Sunday, with quiet traffic, its also a good time to ride on the GW Parkway (not the bikepath but on the road) from Alexandria to Mt. Vernon. I used to do it all the time when I lived there. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,851
Posted By orcanova

Man, I just want to thank you for this detailed...

Man, I just want to thank you for this detailed reply. You sound like a professional and know what you are talking about. I don't know all the exercises but I will google them and take your advice. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,851
Posted By orcanova

I have a slightly bulging disc (L5-S1) and squats...

I have a slightly bulging disc (L5-S1) and squats will aggravate it. If I do any heavy lifting that compresses the spinal column, I usually have to go through 4-6 weeks of nursing it before I am ok...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,851
Posted By orcanova

Because you need muscular support and in your...

Because you need muscular support and in your upper body, not to mention muscular balance with your legs, and you don't get much of it from cycling. If your hammies and quads are strong, and your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,940
Posted By orcanova

The Apex is geared towards people who would get a...

The Apex is geared towards people who would get a triple, but offering a similar range in a double. The call it WiFli (wider, faster, lighter), meaning wider gear range than a double, faster as in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,646
Posted By orcanova

LOL. I almost ran smack into a huge black bear...

LOL. I almost ran smack into a huge black bear once in Hume VA, after I crested a small hill. Thought it was an angus cow that got out of its field, and then I realized I was 5 seconds from him/her....
07-06-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,489
Posted By orcanova

Aren't there medical ice packs that activate...

Aren't there medical ice packs that activate chemically by cracking them open? If so, I'd like to try them on rides, afixed to the back of the neck...anyone know of these? I know they make hot packs...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By orcanova

Cleansnipe alerts for Bonktown

I want to set up a Cleansnipe alert to nab a product that has been coming up on Bonktown. Supposedly I can set up an alert for that specific item, but I can't figure out Cleansnipe, as their website...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By orcanova

My hammies are very tight. I think I need to...

My hammies are very tight. I think I need to start doing yoga.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 10:52 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 09:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,241
Posted By orcanova

There you go. She was thinking in your interest...

There you go. She was thinking in your interest and secured an option for you that sounds like a good option and not made completely uninformed. Just go check it out, and no harm done if its not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By orcanova

regular lower back strain

Admittedly I need to add some upper body workouts to my cycling regimen, but it seems I am regularly tweeking a specific muscle in my lower back, and wondering if this is common and seeking sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,293
Posted By orcanova

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,754
Posted By orcanova

Life is short and temporary. Take care of...

Life is short and temporary. Take care of yourself and enjoy, man.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-11, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By orcanova

I just drink it hot. PITA to freeze a bottle...

I just drink it hot. PITA to freeze a bottle overnight, only to drink the liquid dry with a big chunk of ice in the bottom. I don't even notice its hot when i drink it, only that its wet.
07-03-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,489
Posted By orcanova

Not talking from experience here, but I read in...

Not talking from experience here, but I read in another thread, some time ago, that arm coolers (white arm warmers) help reflect solar heat thus act as coolers. I also recal one poster saying they...
07-03-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,489
Posted By orcanova

I am trying to deal with the heat here in NOLA as...

I am trying to deal with the heat here in NOLA as well. Although I grew up in it, I de-acclimated after 28 years away. Its hot and humid here, which I find a double whammy. I am getting more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 02:01 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,166
Posted By orcanova

Now that is funny. Back to topic, last time I...

Now that is funny. Back to topic, last time I checked, THC is not a performance enhancing drug, except in snowboarding...
Forum: Southeast
06-21-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,030
Posted By orcanova

No, its not that bad. Not the cleanest city, but...

No, its not that bad. Not the cleanest city, but Travel and Leisure readers generally only see Bourbon Street and base their impressions on that. It is one of the most violent, though.
Forum: Southeast
06-01-11, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By orcanova

Except that sometimes weekends are when everyone...

Except that sometimes weekends are when everyone is running errands and whatnot, so if its near a commercial strip then it could be worse. That's how it was in the Northeast where I have lived for a...
Forum: Southeast
06-01-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By orcanova

Is there a problem with the lack of shoulders?...

Is there a problem with the lack of shoulders? They were telling me none of the roads have shoulders and the roads have heavy traffic? Asked about out towards Angola and they said there are lots of...
Forum: Southeast
05-31-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,098
Posted By orcanova

St. Francisville LA area: safe riding or no?

I hear the riding there is some of the best in the region. I overnighted there recently for work, and talked to a married couple at the restaurant bar where I had my dinner. I told them I was looking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,266
Posted By orcanova

Craft has been around and is one of the quality...

Craft has been around and is one of the quality standards in cycling apparel. Sidenote, didn't Tyler Hamilton used to pitch their gear?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By orcanova

wasn't that Tyler's dog?

wasn't that Tyler's dog?
Forum: Southeast
05-18-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,030
Posted By orcanova

If I were in town I would offer to help, as I am...

If I were in town I would offer to help, as I am out in Kenner often, but I am in Natchez at the moment. That's one of those situations where a car is required, but maybe that won't happen often. PM...
Forum: Southeast
05-15-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,030
Posted By orcanova

Fair enough. It just came across that way. But...

Fair enough. It just came across that way. But actually New Orleans is usually out of the common hurricane paths. They usually go up to the Florida/Bama region or over to Texas, but they always seem...
Forum: Southeast
05-13-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,030
Posted By orcanova

funny, but not funny, pitchpole. No need for...

funny, but not funny, pitchpole. No need for derogatory comments. Really don't care if you don't care about "that place."
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