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04-08-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,682
Posted By LongKayak

It's also the case that the fuel tax comes...

It's also the case that the fuel tax comes nowhere near paying for the installation and maintenance of the roads The greatest portion of those costs are taken from general funds at the fed, state,...
03-04-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,682
Posted By LongKayak

For what it's worth, ivI' spoken to my rep In the...

For what it's worth, ivI' spoken to my rep In the House (who also serves on the transportation committee.) He's opposed to this bill and doesn't think it will get out of committee. If by some chance...
Forum: Touring
09-07-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By LongKayak

I owned a Travoy at one time and it's great for...

I owned a Travoy at one time and it's great for commuting and running around town. I thought about getting another for this, but also had concern about the wheels. I was also concerned about its...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By LongKayak

I was getting ready to post a question about...

I was getting ready to post a question about these single wheel trailers and decided to piggyback on here instead. I'm considering trading out my panniers for a trailer (or used in conjunction) and...
08-27-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,909
Posted By LongKayak

This made my day!! Now excuse me while I go clean...

This made my day!! Now excuse me while I go clean up the coffee.
08-18-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By LongKayak

Yep, the pic of the sewing machine sealed the...

Yep, the pic of the sewing machine sealed the deal for me. Now I can go to bed and quit worrying. Thanks, guys!
08-18-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By LongKayak

Guess This Part

I volunteer for the local community bike shop. Today, one of the other vols came up and asked me what this part was. I have never seen it and won't even guarantee that it's bike related. Any ideas?...
10-10-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,483
Posted By LongKayak

The storage bag can be used, but IMO the actual...

The storage bag can be used, but IMO the actual lower market bag is superior for that purpose.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-15, 07:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,294
Posted By LongKayak

I've got a Mariner D7, and it's a great bike. My...

I've got a Mariner D7, and it's a great bike. My only "complaint" is that there are some pretty steep hills in Omaha. In another thread, I was seeking advice on adding an internal 3-speed hub, and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By LongKayak

That's the conclusion I'm coming to, Cyclosaurus....

That's the conclusion I'm coming to, Cyclosaurus. Using Hank's numbers and prices found on Amazon for the Dahon Mu P24, as long as I can sell my bike(s) for at least $160 each (and I'm fairly certain...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By LongKayak

Yes, they are.

Yes, they are.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By LongKayak

Sorry, Bob. I'm talking about a dual drive setup....

Sorry, Bob. I'm talking about a dual drive setup. Right now the Mariner has a 7-speed cassette.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,114
Posted By LongKayak

Adding a 3-speed internal hub

I've a couple of Dahon Mariner D7's. Great bikes, but a little more gearing would make climbing easier. I'm considering adding 3-speed internals to mimic a triple chain ring. I'm sure it's been done,...
09-06-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By LongKayak

Here in Omaha NE, the Omaha Pedalers host an...

Here in Omaha NE, the Omaha Pedalers host an annual Pie Ride, albeit earlier in the season. Their route takes them to four or five purveyors of pastry, and at the end they vote for the best.
05-25-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,685
Posted By LongKayak

I am reminded of an old adage: there are two...

I am reminded of an old adage: there are two types of cyclists. Those who have fallen and those who will.
02-26-14, 07:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 824
Posted By LongKayak

Omaha Bike Swap Meet and Expo

Sunday March 9th, 2014 11AM – 4PM College of St. Mary’s Lied Fitness Center Admission: $5 or $3 with a can of food to be donated to the Heart Ministry food pantry. Kids under 12, free.
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Forum: Introductions
02-26-14, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By LongKayak

Welcome to Bike Forum, major. I'll look for you...

Welcome to Bike Forum, major. I'll look for you and your bike around town. If you see a white bearded old guy pushing a disc trucker, say hello. It could very well be me.
01-23-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,726
Posted By LongKayak

I swear by my roadid bracelet. Lets me keep all...

I swear by my roadid bracelet. Lets me keep all medical info up to date as it changes.
01-18-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,726
Posted By LongKayak

skidder, I've had issues with this for a few...

skidder, I've had issues with this for a few years now. Spent six months off the bike on warfarin (lousy substitute) getting it under control. changed to a vegetarian diet and take two full strength...
Forum: Touring
12-22-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By LongKayak

Early Planning

In a few years, my fiancee (wife by then) and I are planning to ride across the US. We're looking a taking the Adventure Cycling Lewis & Clark trail out of Seaside OR to Council Bluffs/Omaha(home),...
Forum: Introductions
08-08-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By LongKayak

It was semi-self-contained: I credit carded my...

It was semi-self-contained: I credit carded my way through, as it was my first solo touring effort. If I knew then what I know now, my tent would have been put to use.
Forum: Introductions
08-05-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By LongKayak

Greetings from Omaha

New to the Forums and failed to introduce myself before posting in one of the other sections. My apologies to the admins! ;) I got back into cycling a few years ago when I entered my first (and only...
Forum: Touring
08-01-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By LongKayak

Good luck on the ride! Are you planning to...

Good luck on the ride! Are you planning to journal it here or on blog somewhere? I'd be interested in reading your experiences.
Forum: Touring
07-30-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By LongKayak

Crosscountry planning early stages

Starting to plan a cross country jaunt and want to start in Seaside OR. We're planning to take Amtrak from home (Omaha NE) to Portland OR with our bikes as checked baggage. Saw that Amtrak has a bus...
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