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Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Tbone2

Komoot

What is your go to app for picking a route, I just discovered Komoot and it looks pretty good wondering if I should pony up for the paid version.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tbone2

Bag

I had a trunk bag to carry tools lunch that sort of thing but soon decided it was to small and I bought some panniers, if I get the urge to buy some adult beverages or gorcerys on the way home I need...
03-22-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,711
Posted By Tbone2

Flat peddles

Flat peddles tennis shoes, when I get ready to go I strap on a helment and go.
03-22-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,352
Posted By Tbone2

Chain Ring

It is pretty flat in Baton Rouge La. so I don't have to shift much, I am usually in the middle front ring and 4th or 5th cog out of 8 on the rear. I will go to the big front ring down hill but rarily...
07-13-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Tbone2

Yeah we don't bounce like we used to as I have...

Yeah we don't bounce like we used to as I have been painfully reminded.
I went for a club ride earlier this year and we were going down a hill, weather was good pavement was pretty good so I went to...
07-12-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By Tbone2

Crashed

This summer in Baton Rouge it has been wet, more so than usual, a few days of heavy rain and then afternoon thunder bloomers almost daily, they may not last long but it just keeps everything wet.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-17, 06:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,649
Posted By Tbone2

Get a mirror if you don't already have one so you...

Get a mirror if you don't already have one so you can see what's coming up from behind. When I see someone about to pass me and not giving me my 3' I extend my arm and wiggle my fingers it works for...
05-17-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,662
Posted By Tbone2

Giant Escape, or Trek FX, they are in your price...

Giant Escape, or Trek FX, they are in your price range and good rides.
The bike shop is just as important as the bike you chose so check out all the shops in your neck of the woods.
Don't cheap...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,763
Posted By Tbone2

Yes this is when I sometimes deliver a rather...

Yes this is when I sometimes deliver a rather loud etiquette lesson.
I know your not supposed to do that but sometimes I just gotta do it anyway.
04-09-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,439
Posted By Tbone2

I have a Giant Escape City, had not ridden for...

I have a Giant Escape City, had not ridden for over 30 years before getting it, I started riding at 9.5 to 10.5 mph now I am up to 12.5 most days. My top speed so far has been 30 mph but I have not...
04-09-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3,982
Views: 555,231
Posted By Tbone2

Did a rails to trails ride today, Covington to...

Did a rails to trails ride today, Covington to Mandeville La. 28 miles
https://www.traillink.com/trail/tammany-trace/
04-09-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25,915
Views: 2,642,682
Posted By Tbone2

My longest ride to date since taking up cycling,...

My longest ride to date since taking up cycling, today 28 miles on a Rails to Trails ride.
https://www.traillink.com/trail/tammany-trace/
Made to to Mandeville and had a really nice lunch then back...
03-29-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 706,977
Posted By Tbone2

The Mule

The Mule
03-29-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,433
Posted By Tbone2

Thanks for the replies. I'm in it for the...

Thanks for the replies.
I'm in it for the health and the fun, don't want to obsess on numbers however I think since I am just starting the average speed is a fair gauge of improvement. I use Strave...
03-28-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,433
Posted By Tbone2

Average MPH

When I started my new adventure on the bike I was averaging 9.5 to 10.5 mph which I thought was pretty good for an old fart newbie.
After going on a few club rides with other more experienced old...
03-21-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,844
Posted By Tbone2

Bike Lock

So I got this Kryptonite Kryptolok Series 2 cause well you gotta lock up at the grocery store right? Not trying to start a lock thread I'm just saying it's what I got.

The lock is pretty beefy as...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tbone2

Light

I bought a BrightEye 1200 lumen light for $45.00.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,382
Posted By Tbone2

Bright Eyes

I paid $45.87 with amazon prime no shipping fees. Pretty good MSRP IMO.
The police were blocking a road today (overcast) and as I approached I signaled that I wanted to go through, and they signaled...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tbone2

I am riding a Giant Escape City. I really should...

I am riding a Giant Escape City. I really should figure out how to get a few pics in here but I don't have a photo bucket account.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,132
Posted By Tbone2

Newbie

Hello,
I just started commuting this week, it is my third week on new bike.
My commute is 6 miles one way and pretty flat (I'm OK with that)
Most people seem to think a bike is a toy but if you...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,382
Posted By Tbone2

I am a newbie so I don't know about other lights...

I am a newbie so I don't know about other lights but I have a Bright Eyes, 1200 lumen's. Very bright in fact if you don't pay attention to how it is aimed it can be blinding to oncoming motorist. I...
03-09-17, 08:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,883
Posted By Tbone2

Stevia when you must. Whole foods plant based...

Stevia when you must.
Whole foods plant based diet is best IMO.
Don't eat meat products that have nitrates or nitrites, it is slow poison.
And as stated above when you eat meat make sure it is...
03-08-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tbone2

Thanks for the replies, you have all given me...

Thanks for the replies, you have all given me good tips so I think I can figure it out. Going to get some better wicking clothes just get wet and see how it goes. We are in the 70's and 80's so I...
03-07-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,399
Posted By Tbone2

Rain

OK today I rode to work knowing the probability of rain was high.
I do not have any rain gear but decided to go for it anyway.
But when it was time to go home it wasn't just raining it was a full...
03-05-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Tbone2

60 miles

My second week on my new bike I set a goal of 60 miles for the week.
I did it, now for you seasoned vets that do 60 miles at one time that may not be to impressive but I have a job so I can't carve...
02-26-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Tbone2

Had my first club ride today and one of the...

Had my first club ride today and one of the things discussed was where to ride, take the lane etc.
I of coarse timidly tend to stay more to the right and sure enough a big SUV came up beside me and...
02-26-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By Tbone2

Club ride

I posted this under the did you ride today but realized maybe that was not the best place so here it is again.

Today is day 8 with my new bike, found the Baton Rouge Bike Club and rode with them...
02-26-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 25,915
Views: 2,642,682
Posted By Tbone2

Did you ride today

Today is day 8 with my new bike, found the Baton Rouge Bike Club and rode with them for about 16 miles. ( I swear it was more but that is what the leader said )

This was really what I needed, so...
02-25-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By Tbone2

Madri Gras

It's party time in Baton Rouge for the young folks, I generally stay away from events like that these days but the good news is this is an official holiday where I work so I'm off till next Thursday!...
02-25-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25,915
Views: 2,642,682
Posted By Tbone2

Got my bike last Saturday, still trying to figure...

Got my bike last Saturday, still trying to figure out what I can do with out overdoing it. So far short daily rides of around 6 miles each.
Today I rode 15 miles, plan on a night ride as well around...
02-20-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tbone2

Yes the LBS got the saddle hight right just...

Yes the LBS got the saddle hight right just missed the fore and aft.
Do appreciate the advice on tire pressure have no idea about that one, I will go with your recommendations and see how it goes.
02-20-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tbone2

Got a Giro high viz helmet before I left the...

Got a Giro high viz helmet before I left the store.
02-20-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tbone2

Awh shucks

Thanks for the kind remarks and encouragement.
I tried to ride today and did for a short time but alas it got dark, realizing I had trouble seeing in the dark spots and by that I don't mean I could...
02-19-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,484
Posted By Tbone2

New guy

I just picked up my new bike yesterday, I'm 60 years old for another month and haven't been on a bike in 30+ years.
I'm going to try to post a pic or two and see if I can figure out how to do that,...
02-15-17, 08:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,894
Posted By Tbone2

Pricless

I believe that sums it up!
Forum: Introductions
02-14-17, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Tbone2

I'm sure your correct about the seat tissue issue.

I'm sure your correct about the seat tissue issue.
Forum: Introductions
02-14-17, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Tbone2

Hi Yall

Hello,
I guess I'm getting to be an old guy that wants to get back into bikes.

Used to love riding when I was young but haven't been on a bike in 30 years now. Realizing that in order to grow...
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