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02-01-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Litespeed

Tell me about it. A few weeks ago a bicyclist...

Tell me about it. A few weeks ago a bicyclist was shot by a policeman. Police in El Cajon shot a man they said was unlawfully riding his bicycle on a sidewalk Friday morning.

The shooting...
02-01-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,669
Posted By Litespeed

Chewed out by a Sheriff for obeying the law

I'm riding with my girlfriend and we come up to a three way signal light (a T). The lane on our right is for vehicles to turn right, to the left of that is our bicycle lane, which we are in. Then...
06-07-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By Litespeed

I don't think we were out of the sand entirely...

I don't think we were out of the sand entirely when my husband got the bike stopped. Hope it doesn't happen again, that scared me as much as our first ride down the street on the new tandem :)
05-29-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By Litespeed

Low speed wobble

This weekend when we were riding, apparently we rode into some sand, which didn't look deep at all.
We were going approximately 10 mph and we developed a very big wobble on the front end.
We were...
03-03-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,787
Posted By Litespeed

As far as hearing impaired (I'm deaf in one ear)....

As far as hearing impaired (I'm deaf in one ear). Ride very slowly around them staying as far from them as you can. Be sure and wave a friendly "Thanks" as you pass.
I know I get startled by...
03-03-12, 08:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,787
Posted By Litespeed

Sometimes what I do is simply say "bicycle behind...

Sometimes what I do is simply say "bicycle behind you" and let them make the decision as to which way they want to move. I have had one incident where two men walking side by side moved in opposite...
07-15-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,578
Posted By Litespeed

On our twice daily dog walks around our...

On our twice daily dog walks around our neighborhood (3-4 miles each time), I have found LOTS of personal items, all of which I have returned if possible.
3 cell phones, driver's license, trolley...
07-14-11, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 42,392
Posted By Litespeed

45 minutes taking the dog up several hills around...

45 minutes taking the dog up several hills around our home. Get to do it again in about an hour. Tomorrow is gym day for me and hubby.
10-08-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Litespeed

Proposed bike path from Lakeside to Ocean Beach, CA

For all of you who know the San Diego area, please download, sign and return the following petition to help speed along the proposed bike path they want to put in from Lakeside to Ocean Beach. There...
06-22-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 459,918
Posted By Litespeed

Here is a picture of us when we went to the Great...

Here is a picture of us when we went to the Great Western Bicycle Rally in Paso Robles. We have a ball every year.
01-30-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By Litespeed

Back in the saddle again.......

It's been almost 4 1/2 months since our last tandem ride. My husband had decided to take up surfing in Sept. and first time out ended up cracking a rib. After many setbacks he has finally been able...
11-23-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Litespeed

I'm using IE 8 and still can't start a new thread...

I'm using IE 8 and still can't start a new thread -- any suggestions?
11-20-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,838
Posted By Litespeed

Maybe it's just me because I haven't been to the...

Maybe it's just me because I haven't been to the forum in so long. When I hit "Start new thread", nothing happens. As you can see, I can reply to a thread already going on. It is the middle of the...
11-20-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 24,328
Views: 2,263,693
Posted By Litespeed

Rode today with a friend, did 37 miles which...

Rode today with a friend, did 37 miles which helped me accomplish my goal of reaching 4000 miles for the year!
09-27-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By Litespeed

A Free-Wheeling City

In the Sunday Parade, they have an article about what some cities are doing to improve cycling. Here is just part of the article.

Rep. Jim Oberstar (D.,Minn) is now pushing for the passage of a...
08-27-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Litespeed

Now THIS is amazing riding

Check out this U-tube video. I wish I could ride 1% as good as these girls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b36Yi-Pb1wM
08-18-09, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By Litespeed

My husband and I were taking free yoga classes...

My husband and I were taking free yoga classes three time a week at our local gym. Sadly we had to give it up. Between the morning dog walk, gym class after that and then an hour of yoga, all that...
08-11-09, 06:56 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By Litespeed

My husband's doctor told him to keep it moving...

My husband's doctor told him to keep it moving but not to lift anything. He wanted it to be moved so the elbow wouldn't freeze up on him. Well my husband decided it was okay to try and get on the...
08-11-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,327
Posted By Litespeed

My husband had the same break on his arm. Be...

My husband had the same break on his arm. Be sure and DON'T try and do much except the exercises they give you. He was trying to ride his bike a week after the accident. My husband didn't pay...
08-11-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24,328
Views: 2,263,693
Posted By Litespeed

Finally got out for a weekday ride. Been to darn...

Finally got out for a weekday ride. Been to darn hot to go and now the weather is warming up again. Only did a 23 mile ride and started out at 8am to beat some of the heat. By the time I was...
07-18-09, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,858
Posted By Litespeed

Colorado trying to ban bicycles

Here is an interesting article sent to me by a bicycle friend.

Please pass it on.

http://bicyclecolo.org/page.cfm?PageID=1042
06-30-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By Litespeed

San Diego Bicycle Survey

This is for all the people who live in San Diego.

If everyone fills out the survey, this may help us get more bike paths, lanes etc. Certainly can't hurt.

Let your voice be heard!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By Litespeed

San Diego Bicycle Survey

This is for all the people who live in San Diego.

This bicycle survey may just help us get us what we need in the way of new bike lanes, paths etc.
Certainly can't hurt.

The more people that...
06-30-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By Litespeed

San Diego City Bicycle Survey

This is for all the people who live in San Diego.

This survey may just help us get what we need in way of new bike paths, etc. Can't hurt.

Please fill out the survey. The more people that do...
06-30-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By Litespeed

Got a later start on my ride then I would have...

Got a later start on my ride then I would have liked. It stayed fairly cool until I turned around and headed home. By noon the temperature had risen to around 100. I drank a LOT of water and...
06-30-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Litespeed

City of San Diego bicycle survey

Who knows, if more people fill out the survey, maybe we will actually get something done.

Here is the site: http://www.sandiego.gov/planning/programs/transportation/mobility/bicycle.shtml
06-29-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By Litespeed

Today we lucked out, it is only 77 degrees with...

Today we lucked out, it is only 77 degrees with LOTS of cloud cover. I'm sure it raining in the mountains near us.

I'm hoping it will be like this tomorrow so I can ride. I might end up at the...
06-28-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 561
Posted By Litespeed

I don't ride well in heat, get dizzy easily. ...

I don't ride well in heat, get dizzy easily. Today I rode by the coast but even there it was very warm, I'm guessing around 85+.

I don't want to drive to the coast 4 days a week to ride, but it...
06-24-09, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Litespeed

It's roughly 3764' of climbing. Here are...

It's roughly 3764' of climbing.

Here are some directions on the route and how to get to the starting point in Pine Valley. Couldn't tell you what the grade was but it wasn't easy. It took us 2...
06-24-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Litespeed

Kitchen Creek

Any serious cyclist familiar with San Diego's East County will know this is no easy ride. Kitchen Creek Road consist of 10 miles of nothing but hard climb all the way up to Mt. Laguna.

My husband...
05-30-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,474
Posted By Litespeed

Today almost at the end of our ride, my husband...

Today almost at the end of our ride, my husband dropped me off at the car dealership so I could pick up the car and drive back home. Of course while he was riding the tandem back home alone, someone...
05-19-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By Litespeed

Over heated?

Weather report said it was suppose to be in the low 80's today, in my neck of the woods. I decided to do my usual 40 mile round trip to Lake Murray. I was doing fine until I was about 3/4 of the...
05-10-09, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Litespeed

It starts on May 22nd, but you can get there on...

It starts on May 22nd, but you can get there on the 21st if you want and ends on May 25th. You have to be off the fairgrounds by 2 pm.
Here is the website that will give you all the info....
05-09-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By Litespeed

Here are a few pictures from last year. We had a...

Here are a few pictures from last year. We had a GREAT time and can't wait to go back and do some of the routes we didn't get to last year.
This is the camp ground
Campground ...
04-24-09, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Litespeed

Yep, think I'm going the surgical glove from now...

Yep, think I'm going the surgical glove from now on. I'm sure they will be worth the cost.
04-23-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Litespeed

Chain suck!

I talked a bunch of my friends into going on a really easy ride around San Diego Bay. I was riding sweep to make sure no one was left behind. Sure enough, we are riding on the strand enjoying...
04-20-09, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,682
Posted By Litespeed

Remember, your riding for "two" now. My husband...

Remember, your riding for "two" now. My husband always keeps that in mind. He doesn't want to hurt himself and he surely doesn't want me to get hurt too -- who would take care of us?

My first...
04-20-09, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Litespeed

May have to forget tomorrow's ride.

The temperature here around 2 pm was 109 degrees, it is 5:00 pm now and it has cooled to a manageable 94 degrees.

My Tuesday rides are usually 40 miles with 8 hills involved.

Tomorrow is...
04-20-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Litespeed

If your daughter saw you go down, it is mandatory...

If your daughter saw you go down, it is mandatory that you bake a chocolate cake for her.
If she didn't see you go down, you don't have to.

Glad your okay, but do replace that helmet.
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Litespeed

Question about climbing

I don't ride a recumbent myself but have met a couple that just got a tandem recumbent. He says that he rides his single recumbent all the time.

His wife is just getting into riding, apparently...
04-12-09, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By Litespeed

Happy Easter - Did you get to ride today?

It was a beautiful day, around 73 degrees and just to pretty to pass up. My husband and I went out on separate rides (he rides with a group, I don't).

I only did 35 miles but had a great time,...
04-11-09, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Litespeed

This is the kind of wildlife we have. You don't...

This is the kind of wildlife we have. You don't want to sit in a pile of these when your changing a flat. I tried to make friends with this guy just so he wouldn't crawl in my shoe.

Wildlife ...
04-11-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Litespeed

I hope they can get her bike back. I wonder how...

I hope they can get her bike back. I wonder how many miles it has on it -- probably a zillion.
04-11-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Litespeed

Great Western Bike Rally

My husband and I are going up with friends again this year to Paso Robles. This is such a FUN event. My husband loves to check out everyone's bike, especially the tandems. We are taking our tandem...
03-28-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By Litespeed

Why does the stoker stay seated?

When my hubby and I first starting riding our tandem I use to stay seated at stop signs and stop lights. I really felt bad that he had to balance the bike sometimes for several minutes waiting for a...
03-18-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By Litespeed

Oh how I wish I could ride some of the places you...

Oh how I wish I could ride some of the places you others get to ride -- it would be such fun. Sort of like exchange students???
02-24-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Litespeed

Forgotten how hard this ride is

Since I couldn't talk anyone into riding with me today, I decided to hit the hills by myself.

I haven't done the Alpine ride in about 4 - 5 years (on my single, and NEVER by myself). It's only...
02-21-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Litespeed

Post your pictures from Palm Springs ride

Here is the picture we found from PhotoCrazy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v338/Litespeed/TourdePalmSprings2009.jpg

Had a great time, passed a lot of people on the hills on our tandem.
...
02-17-09, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,010
Posted By Litespeed

Beautiful bike, we have a Comotion Speedster...

Beautiful bike, we have a Comotion Speedster also, but it's about 5 years old now. We also have the same rack. It is a pain to take off the rear wheel with that set up, but hopefully you won't get...
02-17-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Litespeed

Shifters worked great -- even in the rain. It...

Shifters worked great -- even in the rain. It took me 2 hours to completely clean the bike, chain, cassette etc. etc.
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