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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-14, 02:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,864
Posted By RickBlane

Two words. Relief tube.

Two words.
Relief tube.
12-26-14, 05:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By RickBlane

A good hat. Plenty of water. Make good...

A good hat.

Plenty of water.

Make good use of any shade available. I like riding greenways and forest trails for the extra shade.

Find a shady spot to lay up during the heat of the day.
Forum: Touring
12-25-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,103
Posted By RickBlane

I like to stop at a pub or few on a day long or...

I like to stop at a pub or few on a day long or longer ride for a pint of Gunness here and there. Nothing else is worth stopping for. I keep a flask of 151 dark rum for emergencies. First aid,...
12-14-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 270,900
Posted By RickBlane

I wear a helmet because I chose to. I object to...

I wear a helmet because I chose to. I object to a law that says I must wear a helmet because a group of mostly non bike riders think I should.
12-14-14, 01:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,908
Posted By RickBlane

Never looked into the health side but I know what...

Never looked into the health side but I know what makes me feel better. Every morning I like filling one of these

Amazon.com: Prepworks from Progressive International GT-3931 Stainless Steel Mesh...
Forum: Foo
11-27-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,437
Posted By RickBlane

Firefly Sorry, I thought I hit the quote...

Firefly

Sorry, I thought I hit the quote button.
Forum: Commuting
11-25-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,039
Posted By RickBlane

Guys is this the AirZound you are talking about?...

Guys is this the AirZound you are talking about? (link below)
...
Forum: Foo
11-23-14, 06:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,437
Posted By RickBlane

Firefly +++ 1 Best ever A must see. ...

Firefly

+++ 1 Best ever

A must see.

How many episodes had bikes in them? Just asking.
Forum: Touring
11-22-14, 11:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,845
Posted By RickBlane

Yes, I use the GPS satellites in the sky. ...

Yes, I use the GPS satellites in the sky. Usually just to find my way home.

I also use a compass to keep me going in the general direction I want to go. Download the oldest Boy Scout manual you...
Forum: Touring
11-22-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,841
Posted By RickBlane

I almost always boil my water (and turn it into...

I almost always boil my water (and turn it into tea) no mater what the source. Boiling being the best way to make water safe. But I always have 2 filters if they are needed. A Life Straw that is...
Forum: Touring
11-22-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,129
Posted By RickBlane

The thing I love about biking over hiking is I...

The thing I love about biking over hiking is I can take anything I want and not have to carry it. I love camping and find almost any night camping better than any night in a hotel/motel.

My...
11-17-14, 11:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By RickBlane

Dude, my hat is off to you. I too am a CD and...

Dude, my hat is off to you. I too am a CD and you could call my bike custom. My wife calls it Frankenbike.

I would not have made it a quarter of what you did. Not that we'll ever know. I keep...
Forum: Touring
11-16-14, 11:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,262
Posted By RickBlane

I found God right after a truck almost ran me off...

I found God right after a truck almost ran me off the road. No damage to me or the bike. I figure God must like me.
Forum: Foo
11-16-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By RickBlane

A good bike with spares, tools, camping kit, and...

A good bike with spares, tools, camping kit, and a plan will get one off grid/radar. Some cash/PM might be handy at some point but well selected road food will have the most value the first few days.
Forum: Introductions
11-16-14, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By RickBlane

Howdy. Welcome to the club.

Howdy. Welcome to the club.
Forum: Touring
11-14-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By RickBlane

I always have a transceiver with me on any trips...

I always have a transceiver with me on any trips longer than 5 miles. Also gets am/fm and weather.
11-12-14, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,822
Posted By RickBlane

Need input on a critical piece of biking equipment.

The bike bell. Below is a link to what is at the top of my list now. Please take a look, give an opinion, and make a suggestion if you have one.

Amazon.com : Widek Dingdong Bell - Chrome, 80mm :...
11-07-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By RickBlane

New guy to co op needs advice.

I have always used single purpose tools and have not given the multi pocket things much attention. But I have started helping out at the local co op and find I spend a great deal of time tracking...
11-07-14, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By RickBlane

Help me pick a tool please.

I have always used single purpose tools and have not given the multi pocket things much attention. But I have started helping out at the local co op and find I spend a great deal of time tracking...
11-07-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,092
Posted By RickBlane

The link below is for a low cost bike trailer. ...

The link below is for a low cost bike trailer. The lowest I was able to find. Not the best but you get what you pay for. Even at that it is a better choice than trying to rig up something with a...
11-07-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By RickBlane

If you do not already have a rear rack the Wald...

If you do not already have a rear rack the Wald 520 Rear Twin Bicycle Carrier Basket is a fine choice if your frame is long enough. Most are. Link below has good prices and free shipping in most...
11-03-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,679
Posted By RickBlane

Bike trails, free maps OMG

I know this must be old news to most/many of you. BUT NOT ALL.

I discovered a reference to it buried in part of unrelated post. How is this not it's own sub-forum? Or at least a pined item for...
Forum: Foo
11-01-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 717
Posted By RickBlane

+1 I like mine better than most people. ...

+1

I like mine better than most people.

She is nicer/better than most people.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/546/6eq3.jpg (http://imageshack.com/f/f66eq3j)

Most people sux...
Replies: 66
Views: 7,543
Posted By RickBlane

I strive to achieve pokey. I do not ride for...

I strive to achieve pokey. I do not ride for distance or speed. I just like to be out in the world and to have enough stuff with me to enjoy whatever I find. A fully charged cell phone is a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 20,377
Posted By RickBlane

Right there with you. Sometimes I find a nice...

Right there with you. Sometimes I find a nice spot that just needs for me to spend the night. I like having the option.

I like to ride slow and take it all in. Some days I start off on a ride...
10-30-14, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,040
Posted By RickBlane

I have always liked the look of wicker as a front...

I have always liked the look of wicker as a front basket. It reminds me of the golden days of biking.

But due to the value of my load (puppy) I went with Wald 157 Front Giant Delivery Bicycle...
10-30-14, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By RickBlane

Trailer plans

Found this while exploring another post. Thought it interesting enough that it should get a spot center stage.

http://www.carryfreedom.com/downloads/Bamboo%20Trailer%20Instructions%20Email2.pdf
10-30-14, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,501
Posted By RickBlane

Very cool. I must keep it in mind.

Very cool. I must keep it in mind.
10-28-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,221
Posted By RickBlane

A lot of strong opinions here. I say each to his...

A lot of strong opinions here. I say each to his own God, and there is no such thing as too much light on a bike. I would rather them say "Did the sun just come up?" instead of "I never saw him,...
10-28-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,763
Posted By RickBlane

+1 on the dynamo. I have 2 (non hub). One front...

+1 on the dynamo. I have 2 (non hub). One front (standard) and one on back with a red filter.

I love lights. The more lights the better. I look like a bike shaped Christmas tree at night

I...
10-26-14, 01:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By RickBlane

Looking for advice on winter project.

I have just started looking into the BOB vs flatbed research and would like to get some feedback from the wild. Especially those that have both.

Most of my riding will be trekking type on back...
10-26-14, 12:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By RickBlane

Check out this link. Over 200 reviews from end...

Check out this link. Over 200 reviews from end users. Some good reading there and a good place to check prices.

Amazon.com : Avenir Excursion Rack-Top Bag (830 Cubic Inches) : Bike Panniers And...
10-11-14, 11:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By RickBlane

got one. works great. charges either my tablet,...

got one. works great. charges either my tablet, cell phone, ht radio, battery pack. any one is about 3hrs. plan to mount it to my rear bag and charge while i ride.
10-09-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,282
Posted By RickBlane

I want one of these

I want one of these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3OL5U8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00E3OL5U8&link_code=as3&tag=blackpowder0c-20&linkId=NPVVHQE7B6W5FLW6...
Forum: Touring
10-09-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 631
Posted By RickBlane

I want one of these

I want one of these

Amazon.com: Anker® 14W Dual-Port Solar Charger with PowerIQ? Technology: Cell Phones & Accessories...
Forum: Touring
09-10-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By RickBlane

That was kind of my thought too. But it would be...

That was kind of my thought too. But it would be good to hear from others that have tried it.
Forum: Touring
09-10-14, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By RickBlane

Anyone ever try this stuff?

Planing a State Park run in my state this fall and starting to supply up. Got a SALE notice on this stuff. Never tried it but have seen some good posts on it.

Is this good stuff or am I better...
Forum: Touring
08-25-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,478
Posted By RickBlane

I want one but I have no idea why.

Training and collecting gear for my first multi day trip.

$12.65, no sheath.... I want one but I have no idea why. free shipping if you are prime


Amazon.com: Cold Steel Special Forces...
12-24-13, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By RickBlane

Pocket tool for a $1?

This looks like it might be of some use. not a lot invested. any thoughts?
...
04-28-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,879
Posted By RickBlane

We will never have the support for a bike...

We will never have the support for a bike friendly landscape in North America like they have across the pond. Not in government, not in the public. We live in a car culture. It is cheaper to plan...
04-28-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,020
Posted By RickBlane

I wear running shoes year round, any time, any...

I wear running shoes year round, any time, any where. Same when I ride.


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
Twitter @jdfry3
04-28-13, 03:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,384
Posted By RickBlane

I would pick somewhere else to train. I never...

I would pick somewhere else to train. I never seem to have a hard time finding hills. The whole world seems to be up hill anytime I ride. If you do still chose to try, make your inquires to...
04-28-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 899
Posted By RickBlane

Very nice info. Someone should think about...

Very nice info. Someone should think about making this a sticky out of this. I had not given racks any thought till now. Now I can't keep from thinking about them.

...
04-28-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By RickBlane

Nice Pics. SE USA is in fully awake, I need to...

Nice Pics. SE USA is in fully awake, I need to get out there and ride new trails.


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
Twitter @jdfry3
04-28-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By RickBlane

OMG What great scores. If I were you I would use...

OMG What great scores. If I were you I would use vacation days, sick days, whatever it took to stake out that spot as long as the drive is on. Like Christmas day. Can't wait for you to post more....
Forum: Commuting
04-28-13, 06:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,064
Posted By RickBlane

OK, Disney is off my list. How about a thread on...

OK, Disney is off my list. How about a thread on very bike friendly places?


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
Twitter @jdfry3
04-26-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By RickBlane

I named mine Bob. It's a work in progress. ...

I named mine Bob. It's a work in progress. Working on getting some pictures to post somewhere.


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
Twitter @jdfry3
04-26-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By RickBlane

All good ideas. I really like the google maps...

All good ideas. I really like the google maps tip.


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
Forum: Commuting
04-26-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By RickBlane

I do good to find my way home. ...

I do good to find my way home.

http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
04-26-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,320
Posted By RickBlane

I'm 5' 7" with short legs. It seems like a good...

I'm 5' 7" with short legs. It seems like a good fit.


http://thefrugalhamstercyclist.blogspot.com/
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