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Forum: Great Lakes
10-13-16, 05:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By R88

We will probably be there during the work week....

We will probably be there during the work week. Maybe there will be less traffic on the trail.
Forum: Great Lakes
10-09-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By R88

Thank you Smontanaro for all the helpful...

Thank you Smontanaro for all the helpful information. This is exactly what I was looking for. We will probably head for the parking lot on Foster. I don't find driving into downtown appealing. I was...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-07-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By R88

Chicago Lake Front Trail

We will be passing through Chicago in a week or two and We.d like to ride the Chicago Lake Front Trail. Does anyone know if the construction on the trail is complete and also where you would...
09-29-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By R88

We spent 4 days riding in Calgary and it was...

We spent 4 days riding in Calgary and it was everything Wrldtraveller promised. The off road paved bike path system is extensive, well maintained, and set in a beautiful location following rivers &...
09-09-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By R88

Thank you, I think that is exactly what I'm...

Thank you, I think that is exactly what I'm looking for.
09-06-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By R88

We will be in Calgary in about 10 days, is there...

We will be in Calgary in about 10 days, is there a shop rental space where one can work on his own bike?
Forum: Great Lakes
06-03-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,965
Posted By R88

I live in Alaska but travel to Minnesota every...

I live in Alaska but travel to Minnesota every year to ride the paved bike trails. I've not found anything in the western states that can come close to Minnesota's extensive and well maintained...
05-20-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By R88

We will be passing through Calgary next...

We will be passing through Calgary next September. You've convinced us to stop for a few days and check out Calgary. We are always looking for new bicycle friendly cities. Let you local chamber of...
04-26-16, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By R88

Thank you for the kind and patient correction. I...

Thank you for the kind and patient correction. I have no excuse and my face is red. Also, I would like to thank you for the information. Am I correct in understanding the surrounding country side is...
04-26-16, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By R88

Planning To Visit Ottawa

My wife and I are thinking of visititng Ottawa next fall and I'm looking for local advice on what to expect. We are primarily interested in how any miles/kilometers of paved off street trails to...
03-22-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By R88

Thank you all for your response. This looks like...

Thank you all for your response. This looks like a good cross section of availale options. I'm waiting for a call back on a powder coat estimate but I'm sure it's going to be more than I want to...
03-21-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By R88

Painting the Frame

I don't know if I've got the right forum but I don't know where else to post this. I'm thinking of painting my frame. I want to do it myself and not in an expensive artistic manner. I'm thinking more...
11-20-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By R88

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions....

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions. One of the reasons I'm leaning towards the mid-drive is the aluminum frame is a concern for a hub mounted drive. I like the idea of the weight...
11-19-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,972
Posted By R88

Road Bike Conversion

I'm thinking of converting my wife's Novara Camera Pro to a mid-drive Ebike. This bike has an aluminum frame & drop handle bars. I'm looking at an ERad 500 W. motor and have not yet looked at...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-11-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By R88

There is nothing weird about driving to...

There is nothing weird about driving to Minneapolis to go biking. I drive all the way from Alaska to ride the trails. It's the most bike friendly city I've been to. I would second the Dakota trail...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-17-14, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By R88

Thank you all for you're replies and advice. This...

Thank you all for you're replies and advice. This is exactly what I'm looking for. We should be getting to Ohio around Oct 1st with no real schedule. I think we're going to confine ourselves to the...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-29-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By R88

Great & Little Miami Trails

My wife & I are planning a trip to the east coast in September. From what I've found on the web there is an extensive network of trails around Dayton Ohio, we are planning on stopping for a week or...
10-28-13, 06:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By R88

Thoughts On Shop Stools?

I'm thinking of getting a shop stool, nothing I would have contemplated when I was younger. I've looked at and rode the Park adjustable shop stool and it seems fine. I've looked at Northern Tool and...
01-27-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,598
Posted By R88

I've been looking for a pair of ski goggles that...

I've been looking for a pair of ski goggles that will fit over prescription glasses. Does anyone have any suggestions?
01-27-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,924
Posted By R88

Wow, I never expected to generate this much of a...

Wow, I never expected to generate this much of a response. I guess it shows once again there is no simple answer to the simpleist of questons. I like the idea of a triple chain ring perhaps because...
01-26-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,924
Posted By R88

Thank you for all your replies, this gives me...

Thank you for all your replies, this gives me much needed informtion. Thanks especially to Dynaryder for the link to Sheldon's gear calculator, that should give me a clear idea how a double crank...
01-25-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,924
Posted By R88

20 speed vs. 30 speed

It's been a long time since I've been in the market for a new bike. I'm seeing some nice road bikes with 2 chain rings instead of the 3 chain rings I'm used to. I can see where this would be an...
11-15-12, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,387
Posted By R88

Mr. Panda; How is your trip going? Your well into...

Mr. Panda; How is your trip going? Your well into the fall storm season, I hope your out of the Northwest. Let us know how of your progress.
Forum: Northeast
11-15-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Teamdarb, Thanks for the offer. My recovery is...

Teamdarb, Thanks for the offer. My recovery is going well, I walked or should I say limped 4 miles today. My best so far. I've also started climbing stairs without use of the hand railing. If we make...
11-06-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By R88

My wife and I take bike vacations every year, our...

My wife and I take bike vacations every year, our work was such that we'd get 2-3 months off every winter. We'd usually go to Phoenix and LA for winter biking. The bike paths in both cities are...
10-30-12, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,542
Posted By R88

How can you not be a musiciain and compose...

How can you not be a musiciain and compose something once in awhile? I'm not a musician and I listen to the radio. Composing something once in awhile makes you a musician, at least to those of us who...
Forum: Northeast
10-15-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Thank you C C, I go to see a surgeon on...

Thank you C C, I go to see a surgeon on Wednesday. Hopefully I'll be in shape to try this again next fall. I've been very impressed with the fall colors down here, we just don't have that many...
10-12-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,387
Posted By R88

Hello Mr. Panda, It's been awhile since we've...

Hello Mr. Panda, It's been awhile since we've heard from you and I was wondering how your trip has been going?
Forum: Northeast
10-12-12, 09:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Up date on my epic retirement bicycle trip that...

Up date on my epic retirement bicycle trip that I've been planning for the last 3 years. I suffered a herniated disc in Minneapolis, not a result of bike riding but it put an end to our trip. I'm now...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Thank you for the advice about the theft, I had...

Thank you for the advice about the theft, I had not given it much thought. I've always used the lightest gauge cable from REI. I will invest in a U lock and only use our bikes for long trail rides....
Forum: Northeast
09-18-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Thank you all for your time and information, it's...

Thank you all for your time and information, it's all going to make our stay more enjoyable. It will be great having all this reference material handy when we are there. We are still in Seattle...
Forum: Northeast
09-17-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Oh Man! Thank you for your reply, this is exactly...

Oh Man! Thank you for your reply, this is exactly what I was looking for. My wife and I decided to make Washington D.C. this years destination after finding this:...
09-16-12, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,387
Posted By R88

Mr. Giant Panda, Kudo's to you and your wife for...

Mr. Giant Panda, Kudo's to you and your wife for your adventurous spirit and can do attitude. There is not enough of that in the world today. My wife and I travel extensively through the U.S. and...
Forum: Northeast
09-16-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Thank you for your reply, I could not get the...

Thank you for your reply, I could not get the link to your website to work.
We are also stopping in Minneapolis and the Miami Valley Bike trails in Ohio. But somehow those places do not seem to...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-12, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,186
Posted By R88

Vacationing in D.C.

My wife and I have recently retired from the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game. We are planning a bicycle vacation this fall in Washington D.C. and camping at Greenbelt Park. We are mostly interested in...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-28-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By R88

Heat packs with mittens will keep your hands...

Heat packs with mittens will keep your hands warm. You can get the same heat pack in the toe warmer size, they work very well. Both are popular among mushers and work just as well for bicyclist. But...
05-26-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By R88

My wife and I usually ride to get something to...

My wife and I usually ride to get something to eat, or just go out for coffee. I've always felt the best part of bicycling is stopping to eat. If you ride 20 miles stop for a leisurely Chinese or...
05-26-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By R88

Vacation Destination Suggestions

My wife and I travel to different cities for bicycle vacations. We'll get a cheap hotel and spend our days bicycling around town. We ride about 50-60 miles a day and look for cities with good paved...
05-26-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,835
Posted By R88

Cops are not the ones to ask when it comes to...

Cops are not the ones to ask when it comes to legal matters, it's just easier and safer for them to say no.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,820
Posted By R88

Recommendations for Commuter Pants

I work in a very casual office where jeans and Hawaiian shirts are acceptable but I don't want to wear bike tights or shorts to work. In cold weather I can wear Pearl Isumi winter pants, I can't find...
04-22-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By R88

Thank you for the help. I appreciate any...

Thank you for the help. I appreciate any information I can get.
04-19-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By R88

Rock Shox tutorial wanted

I'm looking into getting a new mt. bike and the fork issue has me quite baffled. I thought I would get Rock Shox brand as they seem to be as good as any and I'm having enough trouble researching...
Forum: Touring
04-19-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,748
Posted By R88

I would be very interested to know your route to...

I would be very interested to know your route to the arctic. The height of you bicycle will give you added intimidation points in bear encounters. But in my experience the mosquitoes will be much...
Forum: Great Lakes
04-11-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By R88

I've known this for years!

I bicycle in both cities and could not believe anyone could compare the two. Portland may have more commuters but the dedicated bicycle trails in Minneapolis surpass anything I've seen in other...
03-31-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 982
Posted By R88

I really prefer the threaded headsets and the...

I really prefer the threaded headsets and the option to adjust the height of your handlebars. I don't know what the advantage of threadless could be.
10-29-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,479
Posted By R88

What is the MUP?

What is the MUP?
10-29-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By R88

You want to check your bike fit on your car...

You want to check your bike fit on your car before purchase of a cover, If the wheels extend in front of your turn signals your going to have a problem. Also, you can be stopped and ticketed for...
07-18-09, 08:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,899
Posted By R88

Has anyone tried the Park Tool TL-10 shop tire...

Has anyone tried the Park Tool TL-10 shop tire tool?
http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=17&item=TL-10
07-15-09, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 397,771
Posted By R88

Mendenhall Glacier - Juneau Alaska

About 13 mile from the state capitol building. What a place to live!
Bianchi Lynx with Nokian studded tires. If I had it to do over again I'd get wider tires. The 1.9's are great for commuting on...
07-14-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 23,548
Posted By R88

I would like to thank dwr1961 for his detailed...

I would like to thank dwr1961 for his detailed and informative answer. I was certainly not aware of the different levels of the shimano line. His response made we visit to this site well worth while,...
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