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Forum: Commuting
09-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By debade

A couple of other thoughts. I you have a car, ...

A couple of other thoughts. I you have a car, drive part of the way and bike the rest. I expect that will be less expensive.

The other thought is an e bike. Still an effort but it will be...
09-08-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By debade

I have a friend coming down from a little north...

I have a friend coming down from a little north of Vancouver, WA.
08-28-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By debade

Biked the Gap/C&O twice. Credit card touring is...

Biked the Gap/C&O twice. Credit card touring is easy as is camping since the sites are close are right off the path. I did it both ways,
08-26-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 664
Posted By debade

In 1995 we took one supported tour with...

In 1995 we took one supported tour with Backroads. They are a great company. But following that tour, we knew we could easily do the same thing with a little less comfort (they picked up the wine we...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By debade

We have called Warm Shower hosts that had extra...

We have called Warm Shower hosts that had extra space or street parking in front of their house (It would be easier if you are a Warm Showers host and not just a user), churches/Synagogue/other ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By debade

I would check out how well your bike fits you. ...

I would check out how well your bike fits you. 80 miles is a long ride but not necessarily a length that should leave you in the level of discomfort you described.

It's great you're out there.
04-19-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,490
Posted By debade

The research I have seen suggests sidewalk...

The research I have seen suggests
sidewalk riding is more dangerous than road biking, especially at intersections. So as a general rule, I ride on streets and take the lane if needed. For one of my...
Forum: Touring
04-12-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By debade

l think we are mostly in agreement. Let me...

l think we are mostly in agreement. Let me explain. If invited to a friendís for a party, you are expected to share conversation and such. There are roles for guests too. If you go to dinner with...
03-08-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,292
Posted By debade

We use the Saris with the holders that fit on the...

We use the Saris with the holders that fit on the tires and a strap over the wheel. With our fender bikes, we place one holder on the wheel tight. And the other on the plastic fender so it is snug....
01-23-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,340
Posted By debade

Good for you! We’re the same age. While I am...

Good for you! We’re the same age. While I am still doing OK on my road bike, I do have my eye on an E-bike. I expect it will be in my not to distant future. Keep riding and keep your car at home.
01-23-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,326
Posted By debade

There are many states that allow freeway cycling....

There are many states that allow freeway cycling. Apparently CA does based on the signage and the previous poster. I always feel the best approach for this type of issue is to reach out to your...
Forum: Southeast
12-28-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By debade

My wife and I took around 6 day credit card tour...

My wife and I took around 6 day credit card tour many years ago. It was in the fall. Can't remember any traffic or road issues at that time. The only hills I remember were the bridges. Here was...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,450
Posted By debade

I understand your concern but asking people their...

I understand your concern but asking people their feeling about safety is almost impossible. There was an earlier thread where poster asked about how to tell if a neighborhood was safe during his...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,450
Posted By debade

Be careful of white women walking their dog. ...

Be careful of white women walking their dog. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/16/968372253/white-woman-who-called-police-on-black-man-bird-watching-has-charges-dismissed
09-26-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,844
Posted By debade

No. Too many qualifiers. I feel terrible...

No. Too many qualifiers. I feel terrible writing this because I want everyone to enjoy bike touring.
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,811
Posted By debade

I actually did a crime study in a neighborhood I...

I actually did a crime study in a neighborhood I moved where my friends from the burbs were uncomfortable to visit. My friends had a point of view but not a clue of actual problems. Unless you know...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,811
Posted By debade

Lots of good tips. One I have not seen yet. ...

Lots of good tips. One I have not seen yet. Ortlieb has a thin metal cord that attaches to the pannier which you can lock to the rack. It would not be hard to cut with the right tool. But it...
07-31-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,120
Posted By debade

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.
07-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,788
Posted By debade

Get a shock cord and attach the pants to the ...

Get a shock cord and attach the pants to the rack. I put them on my back rack. Time and sun dries them, typically before the end of the day. In fact, I dry most of my clothes that way while on...
06-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,148
Posted By debade

I think you received some good advice concerning...

I think you received some good advice concerning time. Also, you may want to check out if you are fitted properly. Too much reach/not enough with legs and or arms can make various parts of your...
06-21-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,257
Posted By debade

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In...

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In fact, I hope that happens a little bit around our town with the sidewalk riders for their own good. I do not want any cyclist to be ticketed but I...
05-23-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By debade

You apparently have been diagnosed with an...

You apparently have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. The Tamulosin is designed to help with your urination problems. I am not a doctor but I have an enlarged prostate. I would suggest you...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By debade

I think you got some good advice. On my tours I...

I think you got some good advice. On my tours I use a light lock. In the city, we (tour with my wife) are concerned about our bikes/stuff and try to watch the bikes. In campsites, a light lock...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,740
Posted By debade

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do...

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do not feel badly if you combine motor vehicle assistance for part of your commute. A 5 or 10 mile commute is still significant.
04-26-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By debade

I had an enlarge prostate and had the Green Light...

I had an enlarge prostate and had the Green Light laser surgery. No issues biking. I hope all goes well with you!
04-18-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,071
Posted By debade

We loved this trip

We loved this trip
04-12-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,078
Posted By debade

Zoic or aerotech designs

Zoic or aerotech designs
04-04-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,071
Posted By debade

We just did a 30 mile ride Red Canyon trail...

We just did a 30 mile ride Red Canyon trail leading into Bryce Canyon National Park yesterday, on a bike path. In Zion National park we did a bike and hike. St George Utah has a great trail system....
03-28-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,095
Posted By debade

While I agree with the suggestion to ride as far...

While I agree with the suggestion to ride as far right as it is a clean, safe shoulder, I think you may not be riding in a position far enough in the lane to 'take the lane'. When you leave the...
03-21-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
Posted By debade

$30 @ Costco. Has mips. Not stylish but I think...

$30 @ Costco. Has mips. Not stylish but I think it will do the job https://costcofan.com/costco-bike-helmet/
03-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By debade

I use a helmet mirror. DW uses a handlebar...

I use a helmet mirror. DW uses a handlebar mounted one. It might be the Zefel. We both use the Garmin radar. For me, it is worth the investment.
01-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,679
Posted By debade

Stopped at the Trek store to check out a commuter...

Stopped at the Trek store to check out a commuter bike I hoped to purchase for my daughter’s April birthday. It can be done, I just need to wait until April 2022. The inventory looked like I missed...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-04-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By debade

I'll be as helpful as I can. I lived in...

I'll be as helpful as I can. I lived in Milwaukee for many years. I grew up in Detroit. You can't guarantee summer until July1 in eastern WI. For example, people can swim in Lake Michigan on the...
12-26-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,446
Posted By debade

I'm not sure my daughter is going to wait that...

I'm not sure my daughter is going to wait that long :)
12-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,537
Posted By debade

I think cities get a big benefit as do businesses...

I think cities get a big benefit as do businesses and universities. The Leagues audit and rating system, that are paid for by the city, brings the city into the management of their roads in a much...
12-06-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,537
Posted By debade

There is no doubt a local base is perhaps the...

There is no doubt a local base is perhaps the most important. But Portland and all the of the cities that work with the League do it because they also get a benefit. Portland continues to apply for...
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,537
Posted By debade

They are an outstanding organization. They offer...

They are an outstanding organization. They offer the Bicycle Friendly America program that includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University. They set...
09-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,545
Posted By debade

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not...

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not have pedals. She would generously carry the load herself.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,517
Posted By debade

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as...

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as much as I can. Just not to work.
07-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By debade

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle...

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle training that I am aware. The league of American Bicyclist has a series of basic videos that will provide guidance. These are free. Cycle Savvy is the...
07-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By debade

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and...

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and touring. Our 35 year old daughter bikes mainly to commute. We do some recreational rides with her from time to time. Grandson too young now and...
07-22-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,952
Posted By debade

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training...

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training program for $50 right now. Their basic advice is take as much of the lane as you need to be safe from the door and the car wanting to pass. They...
07-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,955
Posted By debade

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. ...

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. Your words and photos were very helpful. It made the Park Tool youtube much easier to understand. I was making one major error by not putting the...
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,929
Posted By debade

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many...

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many good bicycling friends. But in general, I find the folks in CT to be the least friendly folks of the 5 states I have lived. I also found the...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,551
Posted By debade

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from...

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from home Vs flying somewhere. We feel safer in hotels. Having said that, hotel was not cleaned well. But less human contact than camp bathroom. We are...
05-29-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,089
Posted By debade

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up...

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up Open Street events. I think there is a NGO and definitely events in many cities. I hope our city gets motivated one day to do the same.
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,463
Posted By debade

I think you already got good advice. I only...

I think you already got good advice. I only watched a little of this youtube but I think it addresses your question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alb4A8D6_co
05-26-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,626
Posted By debade

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop...

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop for signs and/or traffic lights. Look to see what your state's advocacy group is doing. And if the law is not moving forward to make stop signs and...
05-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,645
Posted By debade

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most...

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most is being able to focus more on what is in front of me. The audio provides plenty of time to get back in a good position to allow a vehicle to pass. I...
04-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,608
Posted By debade

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for...

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for about 45 years, touring and exercise. While dating, we rode from Detroit to Toronto. We always biked some before 1993 when our children were...
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