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04-04-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,264
Posted By cabledawg

Currently have four. Cargo bike for daily...

Currently have four. Cargo bike for daily commute, running errands and groceries. Mountain bike for riding the dirt trails. Recumbent trike to do the longer rides on the paved trails. Cyclocross...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By cabledawg

I usually just ride my longtail cargo bike to...

I usually just ride my longtail cargo bike to work. I had a standard frame commuter but found that I'd have to run errands after work and it really limits what I can pick up on the way home. So I...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,806
Posted By cabledawg

Temps dont stop me from riding. Snow, ice and...

Temps dont stop me from riding. Snow, ice and rain will. Even then, I'll still ride in the snow if there isnt ice underneath. I've ridden as cold as -5F
01-14-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,201
Posted By cabledawg

Thank you so much for this write-up! I just...

Thank you so much for this write-up! I just rebuilt mine so we'll see how well I did once the weather gets warm (or freezes enough to solidify the mud). It already feels smoother so hopefully it...
01-13-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,184
Posted By cabledawg

I've decided that there is no limit for me any...

I've decided that there is no limit for me any longer. With my car in the shop for over a month, I had no choice but to ride to work any time it wasnt raining. One of my more recent commutes had...
12-29-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,593
Posted By cabledawg

Nothing as spectacular as other riders here. I...

Nothing as spectacular as other riders here. I have found a favorite section of trail that's roughly 20 miles round trip, but I stop for ice cream at the far end. Made sure to do it twice a month. ...
11-17-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,519
Posted By cabledawg

I currently run one 4000l helmet light on the low...

I currently run one 4000l helmet light on the low or med setting. Flow track, nothing hardcore. I used to have a handlebar mounted light but found that it bounced too much and never seemed to be...
11-16-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,968
Posted By cabledawg

I run one flashing front and one flashing rear...

I run one flashing front and one flashing rear during the day. Front is solid at night and rear is still flashing although I have a second light on order that is yellow so I can run one flashing one...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,172
Posted By cabledawg

I have to be to work early enough that even in...

I have to be to work early enough that even in the summer, it's usually dark going to work. I run a bright front light, bright flashing rear mounted high on my cargo deck, a front blinking hub light...
09-22-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,118
Posted By cabledawg

Gadgets. Lights, bells, GoPro mounts, bottle...

Gadgets. Lights, bells, GoPro mounts, bottle cages, bottle cage mounts, and Xtracycle accessories. My lists on ebay and Amazon are extensive and I usually buy one or two things each paycheck just to...
08-30-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,688
Posted By cabledawg

Running shoes and platform pedals. Been doing it...

Running shoes and platform pedals. Been doing it for years on the few bikes that dont have toeclips
08-25-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,949
Posted By cabledawg

Four. Full suspension MTB, hardtail MTB...

Four. Full suspension MTB, hardtail MTB converted to a commuter/casual rider, recumbent trike and my cargo bike. Takes up a quarter of my tiny apartment!
Forum: Recumbent
07-22-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 21,077
Posted By cabledawg

Wow! Pulled this one out of the graveyard..... ...

Wow! Pulled this one out of the graveyard.....

I bought a pair of ReBikes a few years back. Bought them for a song and both needed work but not much to make them rideable. Really weren't bad...
07-16-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 984
Posted By cabledawg

I've been doing it for over a year. I went...

I've been doing it for over a year. I went straight to the epilator and haven't looked back. First time was painful, but thankfully I had a female friend who suggested moisturizing cream after each...
07-16-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,806
Posted By cabledawg

Actually, yes, I do "manscape". In fact, I...

Actually, yes, I do "manscape". In fact, I pretty much go hairless from the chest down. Not all at once, mind you. It takes time so I'm on a rotation so that everything gets done at least once a...
07-15-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 10,806
Posted By cabledawg

I didn't read all the replies cuz it seems like...

I didn't read all the replies cuz it seems like some folks were getting butthurt, so I'll just add my .02

I epilate my legs because I like it. Everything is smooth, it's easy to wipe off grime...
06-24-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,435
Posted By cabledawg

26er all day. But I'm short and old and set in...

26er all day. But I'm short and old and set in my ways. I started mountain biking back in the mid 90's and never really left that decade... ;)
06-24-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,777
Posted By cabledawg

No bottles here. I took the washer fluid...

No bottles here. I took the washer fluid reservoir out of my car, hooked up a Li-ion battery and mounted a switch on the handlebar. Now when I want a drink, I hit the switch and the sprayer shoots...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,028
Posted By cabledawg

My commuter bike is an e-cargo bike so I kept the...

My commuter bike is an e-cargo bike so I kept the original rear wheel in the case my electronics fail. Just pull the battery, control box and swap the rear wheel and I'm back on the road. I also...
05-27-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By cabledawg

Thank you! That thread didn't come up in my...

Thank you! That thread didn't come up in my initial search in this forum. ;)
05-27-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By cabledawg

GT I-Drive 3.0

I'm slowly getting back into mountain biking after a 20+ year hiatus. I currently ride a GT Avalanche hardtail from around 2010ish (26" with rim brakes) and I'm looking to get a FS GT I-Drive 3.0...
03-31-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,243
Posted By cabledawg

My bike is unclassed at 1000w, both throttle and...

My bike is unclassed at 1000w, both throttle and PAS and capable of 30+mph, however I rarely ride it faster than 15mph as my commute is pretty short and riding a ridiculous fast pace isnt necessary....
03-09-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,621
Posted By cabledawg

I've ridden from as low as 14F to as high as...

I've ridden from as low as 14F to as high as 125F. I avoid rain (don't want to risk damage to the e-bike), snow and ice (working on a "winter" bike though) and high winds, although that's more about...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,117
Posted By cabledawg

I had to go to some sort of padded seat years...

I had to go to some sort of padded seat years ago. I never liked the slip covers as they never stayed in place no matter what I tried and went through several brands and styles of padded seat before...
01-13-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,081
Posted By cabledawg

I currently have a longtail and have been looking...

I currently have a longtail and have been looking to switch to a bakfiets (front loader) style. My longtail is incredibly versatile with racks, bags, side frame extensions and even a sidecar but the...
12-23-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,207
Posted By cabledawg

I wear synthetic everything in layers. Leggings,...

I wear synthetic everything in layers. Leggings, polyfleece lined leggings, dry-fit shirts and shorts, polyfleece lined turtlenecks, fleece lined windproof jacket, neck gaiter, polyfleece lined...
12-21-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,781
Posted By cabledawg

I use my e-cargo bike for work commutes and...

I use my e-cargo bike for work commutes and grocery runs. Not so much leisurely rides any more. My commute is only about 4 miles one way and fairly flat. I'm fortunate to have a shower at work so...
10-20-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 14,214
Posted By cabledawg

My daily commuter is a steel framed longtail...

My daily commuter is a steel framed longtail cargo bike with e-assist. Doesn't come much heavier than that. I can still bomb down the MUP if I have a light load and tail wind. But then I get on my...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,464
Posted By cabledawg

I started bike commuting because I could. I...

I started bike commuting because I could. I enjoyed biking before I had kids, then slowed down for a bit. I discovered cargo bikes and began using bikes for more stuff. Now I commute by bike as...
08-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,898
Posted By cabledawg

Right now it's photography, crocheting and making...

Right now it's photography, crocheting and making stuff from paracord.

In the past I've done blacksmithing, woodworking, model trains, shooting sports, and offroad driving (like trail driving, not...
08-25-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

I'm certain it pulls the hair. What is growing...

I'm certain it pulls the hair. What is growing back isn't thick anymore; it's all baby fine hair. Unlike when I shave my face and the hair grows back with the same thick follicles as before. As...
08-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

My leg hairs don't seem to grow as fast as say my...

My leg hairs don't seem to grow as fast as say my arm, stomach or chest hairs. So they're about 1/4" but it's baby fine hair since it's all new growth. Honestly, you can barely see it even at 1/4"...
08-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

I bought a more expensive model and I love it. ...

I bought a more expensive model and I love it. I'm down to about once a month (the hairs need to get long enough to grab) and even when they do grow out a little, it's such fine hair that it's...
08-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,963
Posted By cabledawg

Nope. I carry a couple on the bike since it's my...

Nope. I carry a couple on the bike since it's my commuter/grocery getter and there's been a few times I forget my regular "comfy" mask (tie behind the head style). But no, I don't wear one except...
08-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,127
Posted By cabledawg

All day, every day. Clear lenses at night, and I...

All day, every day. Clear lenses at night, and I have two shades for daytime. Regular tint for morning/evening or if it's really cloudy and a set of shade 5 welding glasses for full sunny days. My...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 35,693
Posted By cabledawg

****, what haven't I done? Currently I'm in the...

****, what haven't I done? Currently I'm in the military as a section supervisor for the IT section. Set to retire soon and become a professional slackass.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,979
Posted By cabledawg

When my commute was longer and part of it on a...

When my commute was longer and part of it on a two lane county highway (no shoulder, narrow lanes) I would run side facing lights and use blue flashing for those. Reflectors only work when light is...
07-21-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,541
Posted By cabledawg

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy...

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy equipment building which has limited access) and a shower. Oh and sometimes I get to leave early as we get three hours each week for gym time and I...
07-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By cabledawg

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails...

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails about a half dozen times, mostly just greens and blues and shorter runs. I did find out that my tires are too wide so i cant shift down into the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,208
Posted By cabledawg

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my...

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my bike. They're intended to get me back home, not do full maintenance or extensive repair. And I've been able to get a few other folks home as well...
07-14-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

Come on folks, let's stay civil. Yes there...

Come on folks, let's stay civil.

Yes there are men who shave more than just their face/head. The reasons can be professional (Olympic swimmers) or personal (I didn't like my mangy hair growth). ...
07-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,569
Posted By cabledawg

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an...

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an intolerance to the cold. I get chilly quick and nothing short of the surface of the sun can warm me up. As for riding, I haven't seen a change in my...
07-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

I know I take no personal offense to being called...

I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me ;)
07-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to...

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to epilate her legs all the time. After about the first two times, it only needed a touch up once a month and it wasn't the thick regular hairs coming...
07-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had...

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,522
Posted By cabledawg

It's a beast and a work in progress over the...

It's a beast and a work in progress over the years. It's a hodgepodge of different brands and parts, basically whatever I felt needed to be changed or added to make it more versatile. Because the...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,522
Posted By cabledawg

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My 98 GT MTB converted to a cargo bike with 2.15 Schwalbe Big...
07-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,122
Posted By cabledawg

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock...

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock down the overgrowth but epilators work wonders for long term hair management. Warning though, it's painful at first. Just do little sections at a time...
07-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By cabledawg

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR...

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR fork. The fork on my cargo bike is a Rock Shox and I got them mixed up but don't ask me how :foo:
07-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By cabledawg

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7. As for...

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7.

As for the fork, it's a basic spring shock with the preloads almost maxed out. It likely needs a rebuild (assuming there's such a thing for a low end...
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