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06-13-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By kerk

Thanks for the suggestions. I am researching all...

Thanks for the suggestions. I am researching all of them!
05-30-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,593
Posted By kerk

Headlight for Shimano Steps

Anyone have any experience connecting a headlight to a Shimano E6010 series Steps mid drive? I was hoping to get one that plugged into the computer as it has a light button, but after lots of...
02-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 19,127
Posted By kerk

Kickstands have come a long way. The newer ones...

Kickstands have come a long way. The newer ones have a place in touring.
02-26-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,768
Posted By kerk

Escape from the daily grind. Stress free...

Escape from the daily grind. Stress free environment. There aren't many problems that an hour or two on the bike won't solve!
02-24-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,832
Posted By kerk

I've ridden the trail a couple of times and we...

I've ridden the trail a couple of times and we had a lot of fun. One year the temperature was over 100 degrees every day which made it tough to make good time. We stayed at bed and breakfasts and...
01-07-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,919
Posted By kerk

I had a couple of comments from riders on Sunday....

I had a couple of comments from riders on Sunday. I just told them that if not for the ebike, I would be sitting on the couch at home due to the effect of the cold temperature on my arthritis. This...
01-03-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 13,919
Posted By kerk

It hasn't happened yet, but this thread sure is...

It hasn't happened yet, but this thread sure is making me think about what I'm going to say. I just got my bike in December and I'm doing a short group ride on Sunday. I figure I'll hear it then. ...
12-30-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By kerk

Yes, Kestrel is there as well. I don't know if...

Yes, Kestrel is there as well. I don't know if Ideal has been making these or not. I wouldn't doubt it.
Took it out for a 11 mile ride yesterday and it did great! I'm hoping to get out more before...
12-21-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By kerk

The word here is that the online store will...

The word here is that the online store will survive this but all of the brick and mortar stores will close. We have multiple independent LBS's that stock Fuji here. Of course that could change...
12-20-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By kerk

I did get it at Performance. It was such a good...

I did get it at Performance. It was such a good deal, I couldn't walk away. The way I understand it, Breezer is owned by Fuji so I expect to get any issues resolved by a Fuji dealer. I'm assuming...
12-14-18, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By kerk

Pulled the trigger. Went with the Breezer...

Pulled the trigger. Went with the Breezer Greenway. And I am loving it!
12-07-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By kerk

Haro Solum i/O or Breezer Greenway

Looking at the Haro Solum and Breezer Greenway. Anyone have any experiences with either? I hope to make a purchase this month.
10-15-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,679
Posted By kerk

50-100 seems like a lot to me. I have been very...

50-100 seems like a lot to me. I have been very successful with 30-50 a day when not working out. I usually try to stay closer to 30 if I want to lose and 50 to maintain. Once the workouts start...
09-11-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,435
Posted By kerk

Brooks B17 has been great for me for years! I...

Brooks B17 has been great for me for years! I have ridden thousands of miles on mine the past 15 years and it still cradles my bum like a baby. It has been through rides across multiple states...
05-29-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By kerk

A couple of friends and I road from Cleveland to...

A couple of friends and I road from Cleveland to Cincinnati last July (2016). We used the maps from this website Ohio to Erie Trail (http://www.ohiotoerietrail.org/)
08-27-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,222
Posted By kerk

I've seen a lot of World Voyageurs but never a...

I've seen a lot of World Voyageurs but never a 25". Nice!
08-12-12, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By kerk

True up the wheels and ride. If you don't have a...

True up the wheels and ride. If you don't have a better reason than that to switch to 700c then don't do it. I ride 27" wheels and they do great. I had an '84 SP and it rode great. Changing the...
07-27-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,226
Posted By kerk

If you look at cranky old dude's pictures you can...

If you look at cranky old dude's pictures you can see the innertubes under the clamps. I like to cut the innertubes into strips the exact size of the hose clamps and then it all looks much neater.
07-22-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,259
Posted By kerk

I bought one of these treks in 2002 for my...

I bought one of these treks in 2002 for my daughter. She rode an MS150 and several other organized rides on it with no problems. After she went off to college, my wife started riding it and last...
07-21-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By kerk

pm sent. I'll help if I can.

pm sent. I'll help if I can.
07-19-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,173
Posted By kerk

I had hip replacement about 3 1/2 years ago. ...

I had hip replacement about 3 1/2 years ago. Last year I rode RAGBRAI with no problems. I rode over 900 miles training for RAGBRAI last summer as well. It took me a year to be confident on the...
07-16-12, 09:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By kerk

I did it last year and had a blast. Leave early...

I did it last year and had a blast. Leave early each morning so you can beat the afternoon heat. We didn't have any problems with drunks on or off the road.
08-14-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By kerk

You can go 5 different directions from Xenia...

You can go 5 different directions from Xenia Station all on paved bike paths. Yellow Springs is a must visit! A very quaint place. Also +1 on Young's. There is something there for everyone. We...
08-08-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By kerk

4 of us rode it in June. There was talk of...

4 of us rode it in June. There was talk of flooding back then but it flooded up north and the people we met were safe after all. Here is a thread where we talked about it....

Katy...
08-05-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

I too hit that center crack! I didn't go down,...

I too hit that center crack! I didn't go down, but it was scary. I was in a crowd at the time and if I had gone down, there would have been a bunch go down.
08-03-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 881
Posted By kerk

Sounds like you are still a year or two away. I...

Sounds like you are still a year or two away. I had my rt hip replaced 3 years ago and I just rode RAGBRAI last week. I am a slow healer and it took me more than a year to get back to 100%. You...
08-02-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

I thought of one more good one. Did you see the...

I thought of one more good one. Did you see the dude with the cinder block on the back of his bike? That looked nuts!
08-02-11, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

Yep, I saw all those guys plus did you see the...

Yep, I saw all those guys plus did you see the tandom with the mom up front and a 6-7 yo on the back? They had a third crankset and chain raised up on the back seat tube so the kid could reach the...
08-01-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By kerk

Thanks for posting the link. I meant to watch...

Thanks for posting the link. I meant to watch this but missed it. Dude really needs to get a life.
08-01-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

I forgot my camera (stupid) but took a couple of...

I forgot my camera (stupid) but took a couple of pictures with my phone....
08-01-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

Nice pics on the blog! Did you see that there...

Nice pics on the blog! Did you see that there were two of the cow tandoms? I thought they were pretty funny. Did you see the bananna recumbent tandom? I thought that was awesome. They had a radio...
08-01-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

I think I must represent more the average rider...

I think I must represent more the average rider here. Typically ride 1000 miles or less each year. We have large hills here in Ohio too, we just avoid them, if we can, when we ride. If I were to...
07-31-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

The beer was easy to avoid. I didn't have any...

The beer was easy to avoid. I didn't have any problem or even notice anyone who couldn't maintain their behavior. The pass through towns were amazing. I was surprised that we had to walk through...
07-29-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

Good summary Duncan. I'm with the oos group. I...

Good summary Duncan. I'm with the oos group. I felt like crap in the am and rode pretty slowly. After the flats I did really well in the last seet of hills. btw I do not have a 50+ jersey. Tomorrow...
07-28-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

'm glad w didn't see that kind of rain. Today it...

'm glad w didn't see that kind of rain. Today it sprinkled in the am but nnot much. We rode 67 mils today, headwind and hills but the heat broke and we had a great day! Tomorrow should be good too...
07-27-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

First off if you have a cell that uses AT&T...

First off if you have a cell that uses AT&T forget getting a signal in west Iowa. The first 4 days have all been 90-100 degreees. and humid! the first 2 days wre the toughest back to back days of...
07-23-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By kerk

RAGBRAI Report

I'll try and post everyday, if my phone will let me. Right now I am riding a shuttle bus from Davenport (east) to the eastern starting point. The riding starts tomorrow. This is my first RAGBRAI so I...
07-20-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 533
Posted By kerk

Good Luck next week! I will be riding my first...

Good Luck next week! I will be riding my first RAGBRAI as well. I'm hoping the hills don't kill me. haha
Forum: Southeast
07-08-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kerk

For anyone ever going to Myrtle Beach, they have...

For anyone ever going to Myrtle Beach, they have bike lanes most of the way along Ocean Blvd. This goes through the main drag of Myrtle Beach and I felt very safe in the traffic. I had to ride a...
Forum: Southeast
06-30-11, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kerk

Bump, we leave tomorrow. Anyone?

Bump, we leave tomorrow. Anyone?
06-30-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,339
Posted By kerk

+1 on the Keens.

+1 on the Keens.
06-30-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By kerk

Thanks for the ABCQuick. I normally ride only in...

Thanks for the ABCQuick. I normally ride only in the warm months so at the begining of the season I give the bikes are really good going over. But riding 4 out of 5 days, not so much on a daily...
Forum: Southeast
06-29-11, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kerk

Need info on Greenway bike path in Myrtle Beach

I'll be in Myrtle Beach next week and it hard to tell how much of the bike path is completed and ridable. We are staying just northeast of Dunes golf course. Am I close to good, safe riding?
06-27-11, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By kerk

I've been going to this LBS for years. They...

I've been going to this LBS for years. They (owner and employees) know me by name when I come in and always treat me great. I know they will feel bad when I tell them what happened, they all ride...
06-27-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By kerk

I guess I shoulda checked the QR. I'm not used...

I guess I shoulda checked the QR. I'm not used to using an LBS, so I didn't even think of it. I'm sore, but since I haven't gone down since I was a teenager, I can tell that I am a little...
06-26-11, 07:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 689
Posted By kerk

First crash since teenager

Went out for a quick 10 miles but only made 7. I stopped at an intersection which is on a slight uphill. When I stood up on the pedals to get going the back wheel came off the dropouts! I had the...
06-20-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By kerk

pm/email sent

pm/email sent
06-19-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By kerk

Thanks for the advice! I am going for the ride,...

Thanks for the advice! I am going for the ride, not the party. I already have the pass-through towns all printed out with mileage so I know exactly how far I have to go before the next one. I...
06-19-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By kerk

You might want to check your hip/quad strength....

You might want to check your hip/quad strength. Here is a link to bicycling mag with some test exercises to check. Bicycle Mag...
06-18-11, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,011
Posted By kerk

My wife will not ride in traffic so we ride...

My wife will not ride in traffic so we ride together only on bike paths. She has improved over the past 3 years from 2 miles per ride to 30 miles per ride. I ride her pace most of the time and we...
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