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Forum: Recumbent
04-15-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,056
Posted By AdrianL

McQz - I made the DF to bent switch about a year...

McQz - I made the DF to bent switch about a year ago for a number of reasons. I read everything I could for a couple months and then went and test rode several different designs. One of the things I...
12-31-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By AdrianL

Road Morph Pump Bracket

Several months ago someone posted about a 3rd party company who makes and sells a bracket that will hold a Road Morph Pump that mounts behind a water bottle cage. I cannot find the posting. Does...
11-24-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,001
Posted By AdrianL

sd790 - thanks for the link. That explains how it...

sd790 - thanks for the link. That explains how it works. I had never heard of an "unconfirmed address" before. I wonder exactly how an address is "confirmed". Probably if it is on the USPS mail...
11-24-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,001
Posted By AdrianL

Craigslist Scam

I have a bike on the local New Orleans Craigslist and received this email last night.

"Hello Seller,

I am actually buying this product for myself and i will handle the shipping myself so no...
11-02-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,224
Posted By AdrianL

My first bike was, I think, in about '49 when I...

My first bike was, I think, in about '49 when I was 5. Dad had done something for someone and came home with a used Columbia. You guys remember them - big tank with a horn, spring suspension on the...
10-14-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By AdrianL

DG - not to hijack your birthday ride thread but...

DG - not to hijack your birthday ride thread but this might be pertinent to it.

Is it a requirement to do this birthday ride exactly on your birthday? My wife's bd is on the 21st and mine on the...
10-13-09, 07:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By AdrianL

Joey, Thanks - I really appreciate the offer of a...

Joey, Thanks - I really appreciate the offer of a bail out if needed but I don't think it would work. My wife and I recently went over to the bright side and are now laid back bent riders. She is...
10-12-09, 07:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By AdrianL

Joey - thanks for the incite on Hwy 90 as opposed...

Joey - thanks for the incite on Hwy 90 as opposed to Hwy 11. My wife and I are planning to do several longer rides this coming spring and this looks like a fun ride to do. If you don't mind, I will...
10-08-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By AdrianL

JoeyBike - great ride and video's. That's a ride...

JoeyBike - great ride and video's. That's a ride I have thought of many times but have not ever sat down and planned it out.

One question on routing though - rather than cross on the Hwy 11...
09-23-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By AdrianL

Lenny - your comment caught me by such surprise...

Lenny - your comment caught me by such surprise that I am still crying from laughing so hard.
thanks - that really made my morning.
09-04-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,650
Posted By AdrianL

Don - I gotta know - what kind of work boots do...

Don - I gotta know - what kind of work boots do you use? Do they have mounting holes for cleats? Are they adjustable?

Lovin it!!!! Stay happy and healthy Don.
08-26-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By AdrianL

HeeHeeHee - I really got a good laugh out of this...

HeeHeeHee - I really got a good laugh out of this thread. It really came home. I, too, did not have the proper dress code - a little gray above the collar - for a long time. The division I was in was...
08-24-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,562
Posted By AdrianL

Here in Louisiana, horses and pedestrians have...

Here in Louisiana, horses and pedestrians have the right of way on the trails I have been on. The good news is that there are side grass trails in many places and there are not many horses on the...
08-23-09, 06:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,562
Posted By AdrianL

My wife and I ride the Tammany Trace several...

My wife and I ride the Tammany Trace several times a week. It's 26 miles long. My wife does not like hills so I get to ride around where we live in the hills only when she does not feel like...
08-23-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By AdrianL

I think Lenny was making a joke about a recumbent...

I think Lenny was making a joke about a recumbent trike but that might not be a real bad idea. It sure would take the stress off of your elbows and let you ride a little sooner perhaps.

If not a...
08-23-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By AdrianL

+1 on the pie at 6PM Mountain Time, USA on Sept...

+1 on the pie at 6PM Mountain Time, USA on Sept 24.

Hummmm - this is a special day and time - demands a special pie - Fortunately this gives me enough time to decide on what kind of pie -
08-20-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,151
Posted By AdrianL

+1 on the hardware store magnet. Like...

+1 on the hardware store magnet.

Like Bikegeek57, I knocked the stock magnet off my crank. I looked at the Garmin site to get another one and decided to go to the hardware store. I epoxied the...
08-19-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By AdrianL

I've be extremely fortunate in that I have only...

I've be extremely fortunate in that I have only been passed very close one time since I started riding again last November. Surprisingly, most drivers down here in SE Louisiana appear to be very...
08-18-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,909
Posted By AdrianL

Where is the write up?

Where is the write up?
08-17-09, 06:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By AdrianL

McQz - thanks - your post taught me a lot more...

McQz - thanks - your post taught me a lot more than I thought I knew about the physiology of riding.

MinnMan - DnvrFox is right - check out your local gym or rec center. I have a friend out in...
08-16-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By AdrianL

Awesome - what is the frame made of?

Awesome - what is the frame made of?
08-16-09, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,039
Posted By AdrianL

I think big john said something that nobody else...

I think big john said something that nobody else has pointed out. It is the "big secret" that helped me almost more than anything else - "focus on a smooth spin and think about pedaling in circles"...
08-12-09, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By AdrianL

iPhone to Bike

Not to long ago I remember seeing a thread where someone was looking for a way to attach their iPhone to their bike. I just ran across this by accident and thought I would pass it along.
...
08-12-09, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By AdrianL

Thanks everyone - I had not thought of...

Thanks everyone -

I had not thought of moving the cleats back or moving them around on my shoes - thanks - I will try that today.

Meanwhile - why one vs the other responses - pretty much what...
08-11-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,019
Posted By AdrianL

Road vs MTB Pedals / Shoes

OK - I really hope this does not get me run off this forum but I cannot find anything to answer my question.

Why would someone want a road shoe / pedal vs a MTB shoe / pedal?

Yes, I know the...
08-11-09, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By AdrianL

Jaws - thanks - you have inspired me - I go on...

Jaws - thanks - you have inspired me - I go on Medicare in a couple of months too - I have not had the heart issues - there is no reason I cannot do it too - I will have to do a Century by the end of...
08-10-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By AdrianL

+1 for the CoolMax from Headsweats. I've got...

+1 for the CoolMax from Headsweats. I've got several and I wear them year round.
08-04-09, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By AdrianL

We ride the Tammany Trace quite a bit and we have...

We ride the Tammany Trace quite a bit and we have also noticed the courtesy of most drivers at cross roads. Most will stop and wave you on across. The trace goes through 4 small towns and the people...
08-03-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By AdrianL

Doc - is that a painting or a picture - Now where...

Doc - is that a painting or a picture - Now where are you going to find any pie out there.
08-03-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By AdrianL

Stapfam - beautiful garden but I can see some...

Stapfam - beautiful garden but I can see some shed expansion room there. May have to do without a few plants but there is room.
08-03-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 667
Posted By AdrianL

Welcome doctordan and happy birthday. ...

Welcome doctordan and happy birthday.

Stapfam - you absolutely need a bigger shed.
08-03-09, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By AdrianL

Have you been able to test ride it yet?

Have you been able to test ride it yet?
08-02-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By AdrianL

Mr G is being kind. While I have not ridden a...

Mr G is being kind. While I have not ridden a bike in that part of the world, I did spend a little time working in Saudi, Kuwait, and the UAE way back in the late 80's. When asked what the summer...
08-02-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By AdrianL

No - it does not get as cold down here as it does...

No - it does not get as cold down here as it does up there but when the temps are in the mid to upper 40's and the humidity is around 65% and you are riding at about 15 to 18 mph, it gets cold. At...
08-01-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By AdrianL

Trainers?

I am beginning to think ahead to this winter. Last winter my riding was severely reduced because of cold and rain. I hate cold weather and I hate being cold.

How many of you use trainers during...
07-31-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By AdrianL

AJ is right about Geothermal Heating and cooling....

AJ is right about Geothermal Heating and cooling. I built a new house 2 years ago and put in a Geothermal system for heating and cooling. It is the only way to go as long as you have the real-estate...
07-31-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 627
Posted By AdrianL

I've seen bike lockers somewhere but my feeble...

I've seen bike lockers somewhere but my feeble memory just does not remember where. I guess the fact is - they exist. I just did a Google search for bike lockers and had a number of results that look...
07-30-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By AdrianL

No tandem for us either. A couple months ago we...

No tandem for us either. A couple months ago we rode a cousin's tandem for a few miles. My wife said she wanted a better view than my back so that ended that. I thought about letting her take the...
07-29-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By AdrianL

BA - Isn't it great! My wife started riding with...

BA - Isn't it great! My wife started riding with me when I got back into riding last November and it sure has been enjoyable to have a regular riding partner. The really good thing is that she is in...
07-28-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

Guys, My chain ring was changed out on...

Guys,

My chain ring was changed out on warranty. It cost me absolutely nothing. It works now.

I went through the set screw adjustment until I thought I was going crazy. I had the shop do the...
07-28-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

Lat-65, I just returned from the bike shop...

Lat-65,

I just returned from the bike shop with my new large chainring installed. It is way better than it was. I just swing the lever all the way in and hold it for a second of two and now it...
07-28-09, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By AdrianL

SKT - AWESOME!! I could feel your excitement and...

SKT - AWESOME!! I could feel your excitement and peace and it was good. Thanks for sharing.
07-27-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By AdrianL

I use a Garmin 305 with cadence and HRM. It...

I use a Garmin 305 with cadence and HRM.

It is very satisfying to me when I see my HR up in zones 4 & 5 for most of my ride time. I try to balance my cadence, speed, and HR. For me it works.

I...
07-25-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By AdrianL

Awesome!!!! Your pictures make me want to...

Awesome!!!!

Your pictures make me want to plan something like that for next year.
07-25-09, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

I did not "pick" the Ultegra. It's a warranty...

I did not "pick" the Ultegra. It's a warranty thing. The bike shop chose to replace the chainring with the Ultegra ring. I'm not complaining.

I would have probably picked the Dura Ace ring if I...
07-25-09, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By AdrianL

I have to agree with cyclinfool. Go Lance! - Said...

I have to agree with cyclinfool. Go Lance! - Said from the heart -

From the brain - it's going to be a tough fight between Contrador and Andy Schleck with Lance right behind. Just my humble...
07-24-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,536
Posted By AdrianL

dkbikemom - You did good on buying from a...

dkbikemom -

You did good on buying from a local bike shop. As an aside - I was in kind of the same spot when I bought my wife and myself each a bike last year. We went through all the test riding...
07-24-09, 06:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

Lat-65 The lbs has ordered a new Ultegra...

Lat-65

The lbs has ordered a new Ultegra chainring. It will be in on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. I will give you a report immediately afterwards because I will try it at the shop.

It...
07-22-09, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

Latitude65 - I just brought my bike into the shop...

Latitude65 - I just brought my bike into the shop to have the large chain ring changed out. They will put an Ultegra ring on the crank - under warranty.

I'll let you know how it works out. If that...
07-21-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,586
Posted By AdrianL

I'm currently having a very similar problem. I...

I'm currently having a very similar problem. I have a compact crank - FSA Gossamer with a Shimano Tiagra FD. For a number of months, I always rode in the big chain ring. Lately I have started using...
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