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06-16-07, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By izgod

Jet Bike?

Today at the Abita Springs LA. Bicycle Festival.

The guy on the jet bike stole the show!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByemtRt_CP0

All I had was a bikeE with a dumb ol' lithium ion setup....
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-07, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By izgod

Philwil, I hope to be at Abita Springs for the...

Philwil, I hope to be at Abita Springs for the bicycle festival on June 16.
http://ucmmuseum.com/bikefest.htm
I don't have a car, so I'm not sure how I'll get there. In the city, I've been to City...
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-07, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By izgod

Any bents in New Orleans?

I've moved to New Orleans post Katrina. I've been riding my bikeE to and from work through downtown for about a month now, and I've not seen one other recumbent bike. This is a very bike friendly...
05-06-07, 02:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,309
Posted By izgod

Lithium batteries owe their very high performance...

Lithium batteries owe their very high performance to highly reactive and lightweight lithium metal. That reactivity causes safety issues that users need to be aware of.

However, the lithium in a...
05-06-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 24,309
Posted By izgod

Lithium ion polymer batteries are the only way to...

Lithium ion polymer batteries are the only way to go. They are light, they pack a huge amount of energy in a small package, and they are getting cheaper. I've been using the same battery for 3 years....
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,336
Posted By izgod

I think BikeZen's and my injuries were the result...

I think BikeZen's and my injuries were the result of road conditions, more than inherent design of recumbents. I always like to add, when telling my little horror story, that I was having a "religous...
Forum: Recumbent
04-23-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,336
Posted By izgod

One of the things that helped in my recovery was...

One of the things that helped in my recovery was that I was very motivated to get back to biking. I don't own a car, so without a bike I'm crippled, besides that it just makes me feel good to go...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 11:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,336
Posted By izgod

Sorry to hear about your accident, BikeZen. I...

Sorry to hear about your accident, BikeZen. I broke my femur and hip two years ago when I slipped on some wet leaves going downhill at what I thought was a not so fast speed. I have a titanium rod in...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By izgod

Bents in New Orleans?

Hi guys-
I've been off the forum and off my bike for some time. I'm going to be moving to New Orleans soon, and will once again be using my BikeE as my one and only ride. (no car) I was wondering if...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,746
Posted By izgod

It's always amazing what a person can do if they...

It's always amazing what a person can do if they set their minds to it.
I saw a man riding a DF in central park. He had one leg, no prosthesis.
I've seen others on trikes with hand cranks, no legs....
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,627
Posted By izgod

Live life like you're gonna die. Cause you're...

Live life like you're gonna die. Cause you're gonna. Just try to have as much fun as possible while staying out of jail. And don't ever tell me what to eat or drink, thank you.
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,665
Posted By izgod

It looks like an AT (air technology) and probably...

It looks like an AT (air technology) and probably a later model from the disk brakes. Happy riding.
11-28-05, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,047
Posted By izgod

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You've finally hit that oil patch...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You've finally hit that oil patch and now you're skidding into the grave. I'm 60, bike commute every day. Love the forums. Welcome!
Forum: Recumbent
11-28-05, 06:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,196
Posted By izgod

I like positive comments, waves, thumbs up, and...

I like positive comments, waves, thumbs up, and always return a greeting. Then there's the folks, usually older, who see you, then turn away like they are embarrassed as if you were in a wheel chair...
10-08-05, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,313
Posted By izgod

I switched to bents back when I was 55. Now I'm...

I switched to bents back when I was 55. Now I'm 60. I commute 18 miles round trip everyday. Last year I broke my femur and as a result have lost a lot of power in the leg. I added an electric power...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,623
Posted By izgod

Longhorn, the system I use is powered by lithium...

Longhorn, the system I use is powered by lithium ion battery, so it's only about half the weight of lead acid, yet gets three times more energy storage. My entire system, including the motor, adds...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-05, 06:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,623
Posted By izgod

BikeE AT recumbent with an ecospeed power assist....

BikeE AT recumbent with an ecospeed power assist. It still has all the gears including the internal hub gears, but I usually only use the full range of gears when not using the power assist. With...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-05, 05:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,692
Posted By izgod

Riding a bike and being in a hurry just doesn't...

Riding a bike and being in a hurry just doesn't work for me. Well really, being in a hurry at all doesn't work for me. Going fast is fun, but if I have to get somewhere, I just allow enough time so I...
07-04-05, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By izgod

I had my recumbent, faired, BikeE stolen while I...

I had my recumbent, faired, BikeE stolen while I was having lunch in a restaurant. When I came out and noticed it gone, I called 911 for the hell of it, and the dispatcher asked me if it was one of...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-05, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,179
Posted By izgod

I just use a plastic bag as a shower cap for the...

I just use a plastic bag as a shower cap for the seat whenever there is possibility of rain. Just keep the bag in your back pack or pannier with the rest of the foul weather gear.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-05, 07:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,988
Posted By izgod

I use regular pedals with toe clips so I can wear...

I use regular pedals with toe clips so I can wear any shoe for whatever weather. I was using clipless pedals before I put the electric power assist on my recumbent. The power assist really makes the...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By izgod

I have a prepaid tracfone. I never get calls on...

I have a prepaid tracfone. I never get calls on it and have only made one call on it, to 911 when I slipped on some wet leaves and broke my femur early on a Sunday morning on a deserted bike trail....
Forum: Commuting
06-11-05, 07:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,457
Posted By izgod

I'm particularly wary of school busses full of...

I'm particularly wary of school busses full of young hooligans. I've been spat at, had all kinds of objects thrown at me, racial epitaphs, (I'm white)-The whole ugly nine yards.
Calling the school...
Forum: Recumbent
06-07-05, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,149
Posted By izgod

Thanks Joe- I hadn't thought about hub...

Thanks Joe-

I hadn't thought about hub brake, but I think you have a good point there. With the Ecospeed system, there is about 15 lbs of added weight, and with the speed and weight, it's really a...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-05, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By izgod

Embarrassed at Laundromat

I don't have anyplace to change at work. Try as I might, I always manage to get some grease stains on the bottoms of my pants legs. I use Velcro to keep the cuffs tight, and sometimes I tuck the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-29-05, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,149
Posted By izgod

Convert 16" BikeE front wheel to 20?"

Has anyone had any experience converting a bikeE to a 20" front fork and wheel? I've recently upgraded
to the ecospeed electric assist, which is easily capable of sustained 25mph speeds. The 16"...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-05, 05:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 918
Posted By izgod

"You rode to work in this mess?" and "Are you...

"You rode to work in this mess?" and "Are you crazy?" is what I usually hear when I arrive at work in my rain gear. My reply? "It's only water!"
Forum: Commuting
05-25-05, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,254
Posted By izgod

A police car went through a stop sign as I...

A police car went through a stop sign as I approached the intersection. He saw me trying to cross the street and looked a little sheepish, like he was busted.
I just yelled "Jeez--STOP SIGN!!"
...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-05, 08:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,038
Posted By izgod

Mostly what I stop for are motorists and...

Mostly what I stop for are motorists and pedestrians who flag me down to ask about where I got "the cool bike." It's a BikeE AT recumbent with a mid drive electric power assist. Although I'm capable...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By izgod

Check it out! These lights are awesome. At 83.40,...

Check it out! These lights are awesome. At 83.40, compared to stuff 3x's the cost. Made in USA by a nice man who gives good service before and after the sale. I have them--I like them. Will fit any...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,556
Posted By izgod

Nope, no car for me. I honestly think the...

Nope, no car for me. I honestly think the internal combustion engine to be the worst invention of all time. Wars fought for the oil to drive them. Lives lost on the highways.
Now we don't even make...
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-05, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,023
Posted By izgod

Kevin-- GOOD FOR YOU!! I know nothing...

Kevin--

GOOD FOR YOU!!

I know nothing about building bikes, but just wanted to offer you a pat on the back.

Good luck with your weight loss!

John
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-05, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,542
Posted By izgod

I've been commuting on my BikeE for the past 5...

I've been commuting on my BikeE for the past 5 years. I double lock it with two different kinds of locks while I'm in work. Use a "shower cap" to protect the seat if rain is threatened. Get lots of...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-05, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By izgod

How do I apply for Belgian citizenship? I have...

How do I apply for Belgian citizenship? I have arranged my life around my bike. Shopping and work are always within biking distance from the home base. I'm really sick of the super highways, the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By izgod

That's right! It's Maynard G Krebbs. "The G...

That's right! It's Maynard G Krebbs. "The G stands for Walter."
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By izgod

By the way, I pretty much shun the LBS because...

By the way, I pretty much shun the LBS because they always give me a load of crap about the recumbent I ride. There are no recumbent shops within 50 miles of where I live, and I don't drive. The last...
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-05, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By izgod

hey thanks! Gaerlan looks perfecto.

hey thanks! Gaerlan looks perfecto.
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-05, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By izgod

16" front wheel?

Help! I bumped my rim and got a flat spot. Ka-thunk Ka-thunk! I want a new or used wheel 16X1.5 (305mm). I'll use the old one to learn how to build wheels. Anybody got a good source? Thanks!!
04-29-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By izgod

Dog, that's awful! Glad to hear you were not...

Dog, that's awful! Glad to hear you were not seriously injured.
I had a serious accident about six months ago, still recovering, but riding. Of course I don't have a wifey to stop me from doing...
04-26-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,933
Posted By izgod

Test ride a recumbent bike. Compact long wheel...

Test ride a recumbent bike. Compact long wheel base is good to start. Cannondale makes one that is supremely comfortable and will definitely get you where you want to go. It also will get you a lot...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 620
Posted By izgod

The best feature of my sunrise ride to work every...

The best feature of my sunrise ride to work every morning, besides the sunrise, is the sounds of the birds. I'm no expert nor am I particularly into bird watching, but it's funny how you get to know...
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By izgod

Until they find out you can't do any "tricks" on...

Until they find out you can't do any "tricks" on a recumbent.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-05, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By izgod

I wouldn't dream of riding without my airzounds....

I wouldn't dream of riding without my airzounds. You can unclip the horn, and take it and the permanently attached bottle with you. I just leave mine on. I duct-taped the bottle to the frame, so it...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-05, 11:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By izgod

Exercise makes you hungry! I eat pretty much...

Exercise makes you hungry! I eat pretty much anything I want. My pocket book holds me back, more than any egalitarian thoughts of "eating right." If I had the bucks I'd be gorging! I've lost quite a...
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-05, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By izgod

Disk brake retrofit for BikeE AT?

I'd like to know if I can upgrade my BikeE AT to front disk brakes. I know the RX came with disk brake on front. As far as I know, it's not possible on the rear because of the internal hub. Has...
04-20-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,517
Posted By izgod

This is like saying you can't ride a bike if...

This is like saying you can't ride a bike if you're deaf. Deaf people can ride just fine. You learn to compensate. Mirrors, of course, and just stay on top of the game. I don't wear mine if I'm in...
04-20-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,113
Posted By izgod

I ride 18 miles rt on my trusty BikeE every day...

I ride 18 miles rt on my trusty BikeE every day for work. Most weekends I go swimming at a friends place 15 miles from home. Then there's the shopping, laundry and various errands. I haul a trailer...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-05, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,092
Posted By izgod

If I wear "breathable" rain gear, I'll get wet...

If I wear "breathable" rain gear, I'll get wet in a serious cloud burst. If I wear plastic, I'll get wet from sweat. The breathable stuff is OK for light rain or drizzle, but for serious downpours,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-17-05, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By izgod

I think it's different for different folks. My...

I think it's different for different folks. My friend tried my BikeE, one of the easiest to ride bikes ever, and it took him 30 minutes to "get it." He then went out and bought a Cannondale recumbent...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-05, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,267
Posted By izgod

I'm pretty happy with the Schwalbe Marathons I...

I'm pretty happy with the Schwalbe Marathons I run on my 'bent. I like the refelective stripe and they run quiet.
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