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04-08-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By KJL

Quality/Trusted E-Bike reviews

Has anyone found a good, credible source for E-bike reviews? The ones I have found on YouTube seem like "non" cyclist reviews - not so much riders who bought an e-bike and gave their review but for...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-17-17, 12:05 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 125,223
Posted By KJL

Fat Bike Roll

I love my Fat Bike - to me it's just another bike in my trusted line-up. If I could only keep one the Fat Bike would be it. Versatile... Great back up bike for the times my "other" Mountain Bike...
08-29-16, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 705
Posted By KJL

Dickies Shorts

I heard some people use Dickie shorts for riding - does anyone know which ones? There seems to be several types.

Thaks
Forum: Commuting
04-06-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,112
Posted By KJL

Ice pellets in the face last night - snow ice...

Ice pellets in the face last night - snow ice today so I cheated and drove my car in. I do 17 miles one way rural highway/open fields. I watch the weather so I know what to expect but the one...
04-04-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,050
Posted By KJL

Just chiming in as I am looking fro any good tips...

Just chiming in as I am looking fro any good tips to get some weight off. I guess what I always heard was true... When you get older it's harder to lose weight. I have always ignored my age and...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-28-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,833
Posted By KJL

I saw how much fun my friends were having and got...

I saw how much fun my friends were having and got one this last Fall. Most fun I've ever had on a bike period. They can be ridden in so many places you never thought possible. Groomed snow single...
03-28-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,284
Posted By KJL

If you are looking at endurance, long rides,...

If you are looking at endurance, long rides, cross country style - I would endorse the Titanium Motobecane 29er line up - Nice reba sl 100mm travel - If you ride more twitch, tight single track I...
03-28-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By KJL

I ride 17 miles from west to east so I get it...

I ride 17 miles from west to east so I get it both ways at certain times of year. Best I can do is leave earlier/later - but if I have to I always wear mirrors - high vis jacket - super bright...
04-15-15, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,371
Posted By KJL

I disagree that you cannot see cars in time. I...

I disagree that you cannot see cars in time. I use a mirror attached to my sunglasses and always can tell if a car is moving over for me or not. Get mirror for glasses and wear bright jersey and...
03-24-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By KJL

Thanks for the great info - looks sweet - cannot...

Thanks for the great info - looks sweet - cannot wait!
03-13-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By KJL

Totally off topic - but I noticed you live in ARK...

Totally off topic - but I noticed you live in ARK spdracr39 - Me and some buds are going there for our annual mtb trip in May. What are some of the must do trails to hit? I am not certain what part...
03-12-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,352
Posted By KJL

Maybe I am "odd" but I often ride alone in very...

Maybe I am "odd" but I often ride alone in very remote locations and don't tell anyone - I am 48 no children and have been through the **** so maybe that is part of it. Where I ride cell coverage is...
07-21-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 312,050
Posted By KJL

Just want to throw this out there - I read about...

Just want to throw this out there - I read about exercising in the morning "before" you eat will help you burn calories and fat - So, I started commuting to work which is 15 miles (20 when bridge...
06-03-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 888
Posted By KJL

Enduro...

Did not see anything much about this on forums - appologize if I missed it. I am doing my first Enduro event this weekend and wonder if anyone on here has done any or does race this style. On paper...
05-27-14, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,455
Views: 2,372,180
Posted By KJL

I am right now 231 5' 10" - Just got back from...

I am right now 231 5' 10" - Just got back from mountain bike trip out west in elevation with mucho climbing and happy to report that I rode just fine with the rest of the group who were much...
05-12-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,411
Views: 303,878
Posted By KJL

Levis Mound in Wisconsin! ...

Levis Mound in Wisconsin!
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 12:40 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,537
Posted By KJL

I have found that a light spin warm up and then...

I have found that a light spin warm up and then stretch seems to help me much more than a cold stretch out. helps me in hockey as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 12:37 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 15,537
Posted By KJL

Rookie mistake I still make: Eating bad or too...

Rookie mistake I still make: Eating bad or too much before a long ride -
05-05-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,732
Posted By KJL

Anyway... I am a Clyde that actually loves hill...

Anyway... I am a Clyde that actually loves hill climbs as long as there are no Cat 1/2 skin n bones breaking away. There is nothing worse than just losing it in a group ride on a long hill. For...
04-28-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,819
Posted By KJL

I asked my insurance guy about insuring my bikes...

I asked my insurance guy about insuring my bikes and asked what if... When he found out how much I had in bikes he said why would anyone spend that much on a bike. I no longer insure through him. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,194
Posted By KJL

I have been having many issues with Map My Ride...

I have been having many issues with Map My Ride as well. Problems linking with GPS so my routes are all wacky versus what I actually did. Never had problem with it until recently - hopefully an...
04-22-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By KJL

My only advice is look on craigslist for a more...

My only advice is look on craigslist for a more road specific bike or hybrid - Different wheels on that bike you have now will not serve you much benefit.
04-21-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,105
Posted By KJL

I ride almost exclusively in rural areas. I use...

I ride almost exclusively in rural areas. I use a rear mirror. I feel very safe riding with headphones/music/podcast etc. As far as taking away from the experiance of riding... - I use music to...
04-16-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,812
Posted By KJL

I have been using them for many years and they...

I have been using them for many years and they have helped me a lot - Hammer Heed for preventing cramping and keeping hydrated and the gels for energy. I use mostly for endurance mountain biking and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 650,606
Posted By KJL

Came across this while looking for a good budget...

Came across this while looking for a good budget bike with decent components. Focus Variado 2.0 Bike 2012 > Complete Bikes > Road Bikes | Jenson USA Online Bike Shop...
04-16-14, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By KJL

Thanks hogan! I just bought a friends Niner RIP...

Thanks hogan! I just bought a friends Niner RIP and can't wait to push it.
04-11-14, 08:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,368
Posted By KJL

OK.... Loonies, Tokens, Gold Dust whatever. :) ...

OK.... Loonies, Tokens, Gold Dust whatever. :) I remember before cellphones I carries a quarter in case I had to use phone booth.
04-10-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,368
Posted By KJL

One dollar bills in case the vending machine only...

One dollar bills in case the vending machine only takes singles. :)
04-10-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,368
Posted By KJL

Jumping in a little late in the thread but here...

Jumping in a little late in the thread but here are my suggestions. Wear a mirror on helmet or sunglasses (nice to know whats coming) - Use music to put you at ease. Cellphone - even if shut off...
Forum: Southwest
04-09-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By KJL

New Mexico Mountain Bike Camping

Looking for advice where to camp for best access to trails near Albuquerque and or Santa Fe. Also any must ride trail suggestion appreciated. Heading there end of May for 1 week from Wisconsin with...
04-08-14, 02:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,850
Posted By KJL

It is kind of funny the psychological grief we...

It is kind of funny the psychological grief we all battle in our heads whenever the topic of cars versus bikes comes up. I find myself almost immediately preparing for a defensive move and immediate...
04-01-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By KJL

Awesome - thanks!

Awesome - thanks!
Forum: Commuting
04-01-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,330
Posted By KJL

First commute of the spring and forgot the most...

First commute of the spring and forgot the most important thing is preparation. Cutting holes in socks to make shoe covers at 6am is no fun. 25f and 25 mph winds at my back made a record time in -...
04-01-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 667
Posted By KJL

New Mexico Trip

Just confirmed that me and 3 other buddies are driving from Wisconsin to New Mexico end of May. I guess somewhere near Albuquerque. Does anyone have some must rides or tales to tell? We are mostly...
04-01-14, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By KJL

I rode my road bike in to work today - no snow...

I rode my road bike in to work today - no snow but 28 and windy. Melting run off that froze overnight made for some sketchy moments. Ride home will be worse. 15 miles into the wind and I left me...
03-27-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 22,906
Posted By KJL

If the final bill was $70 that seems about right...

If the final bill was $70 that seems about right after taxes etc. Maybe less in a smaller (non-corporate) shop. Anyway, for me - when it comes to my road bike I would gladly spend 50 to 70 knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,422
Posted By KJL

Sometimes I feel more visible riding at night -...

Sometimes I feel more visible riding at night - reflective clothing, blinking lights, headlight. Intersections would probably be the exception if the car is blowing through a light. RIP Brothers -
10-23-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,396
Posted By KJL

I have actually caused a car to pull over...

I have actually caused a car to pull over thinking I was the police or something while I used the strobe mode. I wish it had a less insane strobe mode but after some close calls I figure its better...
09-26-13, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By KJL

Oncoming traffic passing in my lane (yikes)

I have had this happen to me many times but usually I had enough room to get out of the way but last night I was on a stretch of county highway where there is no shoulder to speak of. I could see it...
09-04-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,170
Posted By KJL

For what it's worth I cannot ride on road without...

For what it's worth I cannot ride on road without a mirror - on long rides I listen to music. I ride rural highways where there is little traffic. But, seeing vehicles coming I can tell if they...
09-04-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By KJL

Thanks for all the input. Don't want to think...

Thanks for all the input. Don't want to think that it is anything like a diabetic issue - yikes. I do plan on a check up as I am due for one. I do use recovery drinks (Hammer) and a protein shake...
09-04-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By KJL

It varies - but normally oatmeal, fruit - but...

It varies - but normally oatmeal, fruit - but always at least an hour or more before. I ride anywhere from 20 to 50 miles usually - moderately hilly roads - or technical challenging single track MB.
09-04-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By KJL

Good days... Bad days (real bad days)

I have been slowly getting back in shape this year. I'm 45 and always on fringe of Clydesdale ranking. I have been doing 3 or 4 days on 1 day off - doing a good mix of base miles and climbing...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By KJL

I guess I was a mountain biker first and knew...

I guess I was a mountain biker first and knew some "roadies" and lovingly poked fun at them as they were afraid to get dirty, scared of gravel etc... I rode a road bike but later (now) that I ride...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-13, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By KJL

Along with finding shorts that have a good...

Along with finding shorts that have a good chamois in them I would also recommend using a balm. It helps on longer rides or when your delicate area is not used to those first few rides in the...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By KJL

Reluctant Roadie :) from Cheese Head land!

New to this forum but have been riding many years both road and mtn bike. I have always loved being on a bike and now do so for many reasons... fitness, commuting, social and FUN. I learn something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,405
Posted By KJL

Sorry to hear that - been there.

Sorry to hear that - been there.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 12:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,911
Posted By KJL

For me it is dogs. Specifically farm/country...

For me it is dogs. Specifically farm/country dogs. I ride rural highways and listen to music (yes I wear a mirror). I have bad nerves as it is - some of these dogs never see cyclist so they chase...
08-06-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 126,121
Posted By KJL

Could not agree more. I now wear hi visibility...

Could not agree more. I now wear hi visibility jersey and always wear a mirror. Some people say a mirror will not save you and by the time you see a drifting vehicle it's too late. Well, I was...
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