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Posted By 20_700c

My personal preference is for a Garmin Etrex...

My personal preference is for a Garmin Etrex 20/30. I've had 18+ hour battery life with batteries from various manufacturers. Now I'm sticking with rechargeable NiMH Eneloops and/or BTY 3000's. I...
03-09-14, 03:42 AM
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Posted By 20_700c

Note: I'm not a doctor nor a physio-therapist....

Note: I'm not a doctor nor a physio-therapist. Take the following with a grain of salt.

It's possible that the knee warmer is constricting blood flow, especially if it's too small for your thigh,...
02-10-14, 05:28 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

I remember that show and the "noise" coming out...

I remember that show and the "noise" coming out the TV. I've never appreciated the Beatles - at all. It was a few minutes of my life I will never get back again. I still change the station or press...
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Posted By 20_700c

Well, considering Jim Fixx, a well-known...

Well, considering Jim Fixx, a well-known marathoner, died of a heart attack in his late 40s, I think - If one lives in fear all the time, is that really living?

My point is I don't worry about...
12-31-13, 07:05 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

An average but "interesting" year for me on the...

An average but "interesting" year for me on the bike.

- Dunno exactly how many miles - due to multiple broken cyclecomputers and switching between cyclecomputers and GPS's confuse things. I'm...
12-27-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By 20_700c

The Sigma manual for this unit suggests battery...

The Sigma manual for this unit suggests battery life is ~2 years - could be a weak battery issue.
Try this link...
Forum: Recumbent
12-22-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By 20_700c

I'm "riding" a Bacchetta Giro with a 26" rear...

I'm "riding" a Bacchetta Giro with a 26" rear wheel "on" a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine trainer. Obviously, my 650c Corsa would also work as would any bike with 700c wheels.

Kurt Kinetic also sells a...
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Views: 8,199
Posted By 20_700c

>>only partially tongue in cheek<< It's a way...

>>only partially tongue in cheek<<
It's a way to hide from the rest of life with a minimum amount of negative consequences for at least a few hours. Stuff like aging issues, relationship problems,...
12-21-13, 06:22 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

Being clean and lubed up is generally a good...

Being clean and lubed up is generally a good thing - so I learned in a couple of my most enjoyable classes in school.
12-21-13, 06:05 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

One thing at a time. Some repair skills build on...

One thing at a time. Some repair skills build on others. Other repair skills are "stand alones". Repeatability and consistency are good things to shoot for.
12-17-13, 10:59 AM
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Posted By 20_700c

Traditional advice (as illustrated above) is:...

Traditional advice (as illustrated above) is: join a coop, buy a book, buy tools only as you need them... and on and on.

Yeah yeah yeah

My 2 cents: You've now bought a book (and I believe the...
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Posted By 20_700c

I DO appreciate your perspective and comments....

I DO appreciate your perspective and comments. However, the doc IS someone I respect who specializes in sports injuries. He's treated a few of the New Orleans Saints (NFL), Pelicans (NBA) and Zephyrs...
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Posted By 20_700c

[/COLOR] As I said, I've been to a doctor and...

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As I said, I've been to a doctor and it's been diagnosed as an ITB issue. He's got a degree so I take his word for it. Otoh, I also have a problem with bursitis.

His advice - rest. A...
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Posted By 20_700c

Right now, I'm looking at the Santa Fe-Herrington...

Right now, I'm looking at the Santa Fe-Herrington 1000k (http://www.rusa.org/cgi-bin/routesearch_PF.pl?rtid=670) in late May.

It looks interesting and "doable". But, it's got a few transportation...
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Posted By 20_700c

Indoor trainer use to rehab & prep for winter brevets

Okay, here's the deal. As seems to be becoming more and more commonplace each Fall/early Winter, I'm once again rehabbing an ITB/knee joint injury. Also, my 2014 goals list includes completing a 300k...
12-07-13, 06:20 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

Went to YouTube and searched for "Garmin 810". A...

Went to YouTube and searched for "Garmin 810". A few results:

How to set up your Garmin 810 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faS7QskZuBE
How to Navigate with your Garmin 810...
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Posted By 20_700c

It's not only possible, it's been done by...

It's not only possible, it's been done by numerous(many?) people.

The most recent "famous" person to do it was Phi Keoghan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Keoghan), the guy who hosts The...
12-01-13, 10:27 AM
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Posted By 20_700c

I've got chronically achy knees due to arthritis,...

I've got chronically achy knees due to arthritis, injuries/surgeries, circulation issues and just plain bad genetics. My knees work fine if warmed up properly and not strained early in a ride....
11-30-13, 01:22 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

Kinda depends on what you want to do and where...

Kinda depends on what you want to do and where you want to do it.

Garmin-wise, out west and/or for off-roading, I'd prefer having the 24k maps. The 100k base map is pretty useless for...
11-24-13, 08:51 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

I've bought multiple things from The Ukraine via...

I've bought multiple things from The Ukraine via eBay - none of it cycling-related though. Never had a problem other than an extended shipping time for a couple things.

As pointed out above, the...
11-04-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,229
Posted By 20_700c

eBay - ~$7 shipped - Found this type of deal...

eBay - ~$7 shipped - Found this type of deal twice in the last 2 years.
Bought extras when I found these deals.
11-03-13, 01:21 PM
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Views: 1,598
Posted By 20_700c

Think of it as a LaZeeBoy with wheels. So much...

Think of it as a LaZeeBoy with wheels. So much more comfortable than a Diamond Frame!

Put some Schwalbe Big Apples on it and inflate to 40 pounds, like riding on an air cushion.

Also, consider...
11-02-13, 03:34 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

Check out the Terratrike Rover and Rambler. ...

Check out the Terratrike Rover and Rambler.
http://www.terratrike.com

Terratrike even offers a trial purchase - so you can see if it really works for you or not. They welcome phone calls to...
11-01-13, 09:24 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

The best comparison of lighting patterns, not...

The best comparison of lighting patterns, not numbers, but actual pictures of the illumination on the ground, is on Peter White's website. (I believe.)

I could be wrong but I think there are a...
10-24-13, 06:47 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

Plateaus! Ugh!! and double ugh!!!

I think my max weight was something like 265-270 a couple years ago. It's been a slog to get down to my current weight of 220. I'm not a calorie counter, a serious dieter or an fan of exercise for...
10-23-13, 07:02 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

I'd personally recommend the Garmin etrex 10, 20...

I'd personally recommend the Garmin etrex 10, 20 or 30. It has all the functionality you say you desire and can be found fairly cheaply on eBay (used). The 10 is the base model while the 30 can use a...
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Posted By 20_700c

Slightly OT humor Lately I've been "reading"...

Slightly OT humor
Lately I've been "reading" slightly cross-eyed/dyslexically if that's possible.

When I first scanned the Thread Topic list today I read it as Ultracycling THERMOdynamics.

...
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Posted By 20_700c

Congrats. (Sounds like you had more fun than I...

Congrats.
(Sounds like you had more fun than I did on my metric century today which was simply a grind.)
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,956
Posted By 20_700c

It's back up again - since ~10something PM last...

It's back up again - since ~10something PM last night.
Not taking bets on how long it'll stay up and unhacked this time.
Forum: Touring
10-08-13, 09:56 AM
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Posted By 20_700c

Out of order responses to some of your questions....

Out of order responses to some of your questions.
1. 12 gears is enough BUT more would allow finer "control". The idea is that you pick a "strain"/effort you can deal with at a certain cadence and...
10-06-13, 03:24 AM
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Posted By 20_700c

Um, sorry. You're slightly misinformed. It's...

Um, sorry. You're slightly misinformed.
It's 6.
So you're only 7x misinformed.
1x for each day of the week.
No big deal.:lol:
Forum: Touring
10-03-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,089
Posted By 20_700c

Given your start date, you'll be hitting the...

Given your start date, you'll be hitting the southern portion of the MRT in the midst of heat and humidity season. We're talking 90+F and 85 or better relative humidity. The problem with rain gear at...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,310
Posted By 20_700c

Some links that may be of interest ...

Some links that may be of interest
http://www.recumbents.com/wisil/porter/porterplans1.htm
https://sites.google.com/site/recycledrecumbents/mach-2-instructions AD Carson's excellent site...
09-24-13, 08:07 PM
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Posted By 20_700c

My take on travel-related emergencies based on...

My take on travel-related emergencies based on years traveling & living overseas while in the military and doing some international athletic competitions totally solo where I couldn't rely on...
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Posted By 20_700c

Oh, if it were only that easy!!!!!! I've...

Oh, if it were only that easy!!!!!!

I've always have to fight negative thoughts and reactions to lactic acid buildup/muscle pains in most athletic endeavors I've participated in, from long...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,237
Posted By 20_700c

[/QUOTE]1. You CAN go head first over the handle...

[/QUOTE]1. You CAN go head first over the handle bars. I've seen it done. Saying it''s not possible is just dumb.
2. Some LWBs have such lightly loaded front wheels that stopping takes longer than...
09-21-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By 20_700c

A helmet cam video sent to NY State Police HQ...

A helmet cam video sent to NY State Police HQ would probably receive a different response than you calling the local yokels.

I had a similar experience in Georgia (only on a motorcycle) about two...
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,237
Posted By 20_700c

All but the response immediately above mine make...

All but the response immediately above mine make good points and contain relevant advice. I'd "like" any of them except that one. There's little in it that I agree with and some of it is factually...
09-20-13, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By 20_700c

I haven't heard of many in small towns, but...

I haven't heard of many in small towns, but medium and larger cities may have them.
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Posted By 20_700c

I started with a very vertical seat because I'd...

I started with a very vertical seat because I'd only recently moved from the LWB/low-BB design and felt that was more safe while getting used to the high BB. As I wobbled less and got between 60 and...
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Views: 996
Posted By 20_700c

"Miserable" was probably the wrong word to use. I...

"Miserable" was probably the wrong word to use. I AM miserable wrt my current fitness/performance. I am much more comfortable than on the LWB as far as the riding position goes. And I've been...
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Views: 996
Posted By 20_700c

Starting over...how to increase mileage&speed most efficiently

After a loooong Spring and an even loooooooooooonger Summer where on-bike time and mileage reached near-record lows, I find myself basically starting over fitness wise. I've also changed riding...
Forum: Touring
09-13-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By 20_700c

Another example of ignorance and bad advice from your friendly ACA

From When to Ride: Southern Tier (http://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/when-to-ride-southern-tier/) published 9/12/2013:

So let's see. The height of hurricane season in the Southeast is...
Forum: Touring
09-12-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By 20_700c

As pointed out by myself and others, you're all...

As pointed out by myself and others, you're all entitled to your opinions and interpretations of life, facts and other things.

Let's be absolutely clear on one thing first - I didn't say people...
Forum: Touring
09-11-13, 04:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By 20_700c

As they say, YMMV. But for me, that is an...

As they say, YMMV. But for me, that is an exorbitant amount of money to pay someone to direct what is essentially a political lobbyist organization at its core. If you don't see it that way, continue...
Forum: Touring
09-10-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By 20_700c

Another reason for me to never re-join.... Just...

Another reason for me to never re-join.... Just sayin'....
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,956
Posted By 20_700c

Still down @~5:10 US CDT.

Still down @~5:10 US CDT.
Forum: Touring
09-09-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,388
Posted By 20_700c

I was an ACA member and left because I found...

I was an ACA member and left because I found little to no useful benefit as far as my daily cycling and tour planing went. Same with League of American Wheelmen. ACA's big draws are the maps and...
09-02-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,162
Posted By 20_700c

Loosen the tension adjustment screw on the pedals...

Loosen the tension adjustment screw on the pedals until you're really comfortable clipping in and out quickly. Tighten it only when you're super confident... at least that is what worked for me. YMMV
08-27-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,508
Posted By 20_700c

Durable - weight - cost --- pick two. Ex., More...

Durable - weight - cost --- pick two. Ex., More durable, low cost are almost incompatible, but you'd pay for it in weight.

Dynamo light systems are great - but expensive. Period. I have a dynohub...
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