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12-23-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ajenkins

My helmet: 494777

My helmet:
494777
12-23-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 19,580
Posted By Ajenkins

I just finished building the bike of my dreams....

I just finished building the bike of my dreams. It is a bike that I've thought about many times over the years, and now that I'm in spitting distance of 60, I decided the hell with it, and built it....
11-28-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,587
Posted By Ajenkins

Oddly enough, I've noticed somewhat of a drop in...

Oddly enough, I've noticed somewhat of a drop in general motoronity in my neck of the woods over the past two years. It's not that there are more cyclists on the road -- this isn't one of those areas...
11-28-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,140
Posted By Ajenkins

My experiences with the police have not been,...

My experiences with the police have not been, err, uniformly positive:

My Crime? Riding A Bicycle On a Public Street (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=701)
11-28-15, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Ajenkins

Crank -- I wanted a compact double, and I really...

Crank -- I wanted a compact double, and I really liked the 30/46 that VO offered (plus a BSD that make alternatives available). I also don't have much of a Q angle, and prefer a straight crank; those...
11-25-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Ajenkins

The saga of the Soma Saga, or a build tetralogy.

I posted some of these links earlier, but now the build is complete. My write-up, in four parts:

A bicycling aesthetic (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=1807).
The build begins....
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 04:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,438
Posted By Ajenkins

Watch out for flying debris. The only time my...

Watch out for flying debris. The only time my head came close to being damaged on a bike was when I was riding in a thunderstorm, and the wind broke a branch out of a tree which fell on my noggin.
11-12-15, 04:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,978
Posted By Ajenkins

You've probably just gotten more discriminating....

You've probably just gotten more discriminating. Kids will ride any old POS and love it because it gives them things they never had before. I know I used to think my Schwinn Stingray with its 5...
11-11-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By Ajenkins

Building the bike of my dreams!

and having a blast.


A bicycling aesthetic. (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=1807)

The build begins. (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=1826)

The wheel on the bike turns 'round and 'round......
11-11-15, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,892
Posted By Ajenkins

I bet you can't smell peanut butter.

I bet you can't smell peanut butter.
Forum: Touring
10-04-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ajenkins

I've done 200k and 300k randos on a bent, no way...

I've done 200k and 300k randos on a bent, no way I could have done them on an upright. But I am preparing to build up my first diamond frame in years, it might turn out to be a tourer. We'll see. I'm...
Forum: Touring
09-30-15, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,338
Posted By Ajenkins

Toured with a RANS Stratus, RANS V-rex, ICE...

Toured with a RANS Stratus, RANS V-rex, ICE trike. I love touring with a 'bent, long distances are more comfortable. I don't break any speed records, usually average 50 mi/day. No better way to tour,...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-13, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By Ajenkins

Oh, lord, I got the boot from BROL years ago. One...

Oh, lord, I got the boot from BROL years ago. One of the other members was sending me and my family death threats, and Bryan refused to do anything about it. So I took things into my own hands, and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-13-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,091
Posted By Ajenkins

You might want to take a look at my recent review...

You might want to take a look at my recent review of the Xstream. (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=1237)
06-10-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,478
Posted By Ajenkins

OP, that sounds like clinical depression.

OP, that sounds like clinical depression.
06-10-13, 05:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Posted By Ajenkins

Well, since we're recounting our 'bent history......

Well, since we're recounting our 'bent history...

I got my first recumbent in the early to mid 80s. It was a RANS Stratus Model A, the one with the joystick just waiting to make life-altering...
06-10-13, 05:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,116
Posted By Ajenkins

Apparently you don't actually know what bikers...

Apparently you don't actually know what bikers look like. Thousands of people ride bikes everyday without sporting hi-viz, special clothing. I ride to work daily, usually in my office clothes. Dress...
06-09-13, 04:39 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 11,553
Posted By Ajenkins

My experience with the police has been less than...

My experience with the police has been less than stellar. It took 4 cop cars and a state trooper on 'roids to give this middle-aged fat guy a ticket. (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=701)
06-08-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By Ajenkins

Congratulations! I'm a LAB Certified Instructor,...

Congratulations! I'm a LAB Certified Instructor, and I just wanted to congratulate you on having an open mind. I'm a 50+ rider as well, and despite all of my experience, I found my Road I course to...
Forum: Recumbent
06-07-13, 04:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,636
Posted By Ajenkins

What you want, a folding commuter recumbent bike,...

What you want, a folding commuter recumbent bike, pretty much doesn't exist. Performer makes a lowracer that folds, but that's hardly a commuter. ICE makes folding trikes, but even a folded trike is...
06-02-13, 04:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,790
Posted By Ajenkins

It's the inevitable result of the ongoing (and...

It's the inevitable result of the ongoing (and misplaced, in my mind) focus on racing. So long as the industry focuses on a single, narrow, aspect of cycling, its growth will be limited. It's time...
Forum: Recumbent
05-29-13, 12:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ajenkins

Best seat bag for a hoagie?

I'm getting a new-to-me RANS X-stream, and was wondering what people think is the best, reasonably-priced seat back bag for the hoagie?

I'm really not into spending much more than $100, which I...
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,990
Posted By Ajenkins

I've heard that argument before, but I've never...

I've heard that argument before, but I've never seen any actual case citations, so forgive me for being suspicious. Can you point me to some?
Forum: Recumbent
05-27-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,990
Posted By Ajenkins

I never really got that whole "need a flag"...

I never really got that whole "need a flag" thing. Between me and my trike, I'm the size of a refrigerator. For the most part, people can see a refrigerator on the road. I'm also plenty high enough....
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-13, 04:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,065
Posted By Ajenkins

I wouldn't frustrate your son with a helmet on...

I wouldn't frustrate your son with a helmet on the miniscule chance that you will have an accident resulting in a head injury. First of all, such accidents are very rare, and secondly, bike helmets...
10-25-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 474,491
Posted By Ajenkins

My contribution to the education of American...

My contribution to the education of American cyclists:

I have created a trifold pdf brochure on bicycle helmets and safety. I have borrowed liberally from the European Cyclist Federation. It is in...
10-25-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 4,675
Posted By Ajenkins

While traveling is a right, driving is a...

While traveling is a right, driving is a privilege, not a right, a legal opinion upheld by many courts over many opinions.

Don't you ever get tired of being wrong?
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-12, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ajenkins

I test-rode a Musashi at Basically Bicycles a...

I test-rode a Musashi at Basically Bicycles a couple of years back. Really loved it, and in retrospect, I wish I had bought it, but at the time, I was all googly-eyed at the Xstream and didn't have...
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-12, 04:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 22,569
Posted By Ajenkins

Good lord, I just took a look at that site. Given...

Good lord, I just took a look at that site. Given the styling, I'm surprised they don't offer a "Help me I can't get up" pendant with each new purchase. Or maybe a free fill-up for your Buick.
05-16-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 474,491
Posted By Ajenkins

Skye is right on the money on this one. Helmet...

Skye is right on the money on this one. Helmet laws allow us to directly study the effect of helmets on safety in a given population. This is not a study about helmet laws. It is a study on the...
05-16-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,449
Posted By Ajenkins

I'll just leave this here. ...

I'll just leave this here.

http://www.pixiq.com/article/department-of-justice-slaps-baltimore-pd
Forum: Recumbent
05-15-12, 03:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,190
Posted By Ajenkins

It appears to have rear suspension, that's a...

It appears to have rear suspension, that's a plus. Especially riding while pregnant.
05-12-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 7,505
Posted By Ajenkins

Hahahaha! Mocolotion, you've got to remember, I...

Hahahaha! Mocolotion, you've got to remember, I was clearly being stopped for being in the way of a car that swerved toward me. So, right off the bat, I knew I was already through the looking glass,...
05-11-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 7,505
Posted By Ajenkins

OP here. I thought you guys might like to hear...

OP here. I thought you guys might like to hear story #2 which I didn't put in my blog. What I wrote about in my blog was my second encounter with the cops that week. My first had occurred two days...
05-08-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 7,505
Posted By Ajenkins

My Crime? Riding A Bicycle On A Public Street.

Haven't been here in a while, but I thought A&S would get a kick out of this:

http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=701
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,139
Posted By Ajenkins

MUPs are generally used for recreational...

MUPs are generally used for recreational purposes. If you plan on going over 10-12 mph, it is far safer for you to be riding on the road.
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,012
Posted By Ajenkins

In general terms, a recumbent bike would be less...

In general terms, a recumbent bike would be less pain-provoking than an upright for someone with sacral pain. That can vary considerably from person to person, though, so try before you buy.
...
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-11, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,448
Posted By Ajenkins

I've got a 2010 ICE Sprint with about 500 miles...

I've got a 2010 ICE Sprint with about 500 miles on her. It's the only trike I've ever had, so I can't do any comparisons for you, but I can say I am quite satisfied with the vehicle. I rode it every...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-11, 04:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By Ajenkins

No kidding, the party is there! Looks a lot more...

No kidding, the party is there! Looks a lot more like what BROL used to be before it went into the toilet.
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,960
Posted By Ajenkins

Get prepared for yet another of Bryan's "can't...

Get prepared for yet another of Bryan's "can't afford the rent, can you send me some cash" emails, then.

I don't visit there much anymore, especially after I started getting obscenity-laced hate...
03-08-11, 04:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By Ajenkins

I've found that I get better battery time if I...

I've found that I get better battery time if I make sure the display is off and I disable the hot chick that tells me what my pace is every mile.
10-12-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,011
Posted By Ajenkins

Endomondo, anyone?

I just posted my review of the Endomondo app. For my money, it's the best smartphone/cycling app out there. Check it out. (http://www.averyjenkins.com/?p=387) Feel free to leave a comment.
07-09-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,016
Posted By Ajenkins

My eldest daughter walked to school by herself...

My eldest daughter walked to school by herself for the first time when she was in first grade. She was biking on the streets by herself, sans helmet, by 13, which I thought was a little late, but I...
06-27-10, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 31,785
Posted By Ajenkins

We teach them to move their weight back as far as...

We teach them to move their weight back as far as possible and use both brakes.
06-27-10, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 31,785
Posted By Ajenkins

It's been around. That's the panic stop technique...

It's been around. That's the panic stop technique we teach in LAB's Road Skills 1 course.
06-11-10, 03:44 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,319
Posted By Ajenkins

To point out that there are shades of gray...

To point out that there are shades of gray between the binary behavior patterns you and others are positing.
06-09-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,126
Views: 40,462
Posted By Ajenkins

In my mind, anyone truly invested in their safety...

In my mind, anyone truly invested in their safety on a bicycle would derive far greater benefit from a LAB Road Skills 101 course than from a helmet. Although helmet use is promoted in those courses,...
06-07-10, 03:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,546
Posted By Ajenkins

Yup, too much exercise is harmful. Too much...

Yup, too much exercise is harmful. Too much exercise can reduce immune system function, and as Robert points out, extreme training over years can take its toll. However, one cannot point to aging...
04-18-10, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Ajenkins

If I were God, I would want a do-over.

If I were God, I would want a do-over.
04-15-10, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 966
Posted By Ajenkins

Jeez, chill dude. It's really not hard to find...

Jeez, chill dude. It's really not hard to find the manuals online, there's this thing called Google that's a huge help.
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