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09-30-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,457
Posted By debade

The solution you suggest is clearly the best one...

The solution you suggest is clearly the best one which are protected bike lanes. But, that must be done with the idea of Complete Streets.

I wouldn't have responded except for the comment "look...
09-30-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,457
Posted By debade

i feel you have presented a fair analysis based...

i feel you have presented a fair analysis based on the information presented. Having said that, until we change our attitudes about responsibility of managing a motor vehicle, we will not have safe...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By debade

I expect the difference would be minimal, if at...

I expect the difference would be minimal, if at all. But perhaps looking at athelers, especially those that contine to perform at higher levels after retirement might provide an answer. But, it is...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-16-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By debade

This is terrific. And I got to watch him play at...

This is terrific. And I got to watch him play at Olympia. The bridge should be lined with octopi (rubber) during the opening ceremonies.
Forum: Southwest
09-14-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By debade

We biked and hiked are 10 days in Tuscon. Our...

We biked and hiked are 10 days in Tuscon. Our biking was on miles and miles of paved paths. The road infrastructure allowed us to easily get around without a car. We stayed close to the...
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.
09-04-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By debade

A n online forum you may want to consider asking...

A n online forum you may want to consider asking your question about things like Medicare is Earlyretirement.org. I find it helpful for questions like yours and financial info as well. And the vast...
09-02-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By debade

Congratulations on your retirement. I...

Congratulations on your retirement.

I wanted to share one thing I wished I had done during my w*rking life with my 30 mile commute. Since we had a great fitness area with shower, I easily could...
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: Commuting
08-02-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By debade

For a few years in a row on bike to work day, 35...

For a few years in a row on bike to work day, 35 miles each way. But only on that day.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By debade

Daniel is right, motorists don't stop driving. ...

Daniel is right, motorists don't stop driving. And most of them providing advice can't provide a single statistic about motor vehicle collisions with active transport participants. And if I...
07-27-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By debade

My wife and I have 3 bikes each. Our carbon...

My wife and I have 3 bikes each. Our carbon bikes are for exercise. Her road bike is 20+ years old. Mine is 10+. We each have touring bikes. Mostly used for touring but sometimes given front and...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By debade

I did not find it comfortable. I gave it a few...

I did not find it comfortable. I gave it a few months and replaced it with a B17. Part of the problem might have been the positioning of my Trek Domane. I love my B17 on my 520 touring bike. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By debade

I know you are asking about lights but you may...

I know you are asking about lights but you may also want to consider a Proviz 360 jacket or vest or something similar. Improves my night time confidence along with my light.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By debade

If you haven’t tried yet, I would reach out to...

If you haven’t tried yet, I would reach out to Burley too.
06-30-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,150
Posted By debade

I carried my hockey stick along my top tube with...

I carried my hockey stick along my top tube with velcro. 4 mile ride each way. I'm not a very good hockey player. But, the method still worked for me. :)
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: Touring
06-19-22, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,700
Posted By debade

Mine was 1975 from E Lansing MI to Toronto. It...

Mine was 1975 from E Lansing MI to Toronto. It was with my girlfriend who became my wife not long after. We did have a customs search when returning to the States.

For the next 20 years we did...
06-17-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By debade

I have had positive receptions from bike advocacy...

I have had positive receptions from bike advocacy groups by calling them. Some advocacy groups that impress me are Bicycle Federation of WI, Local Motion in Vermont and Cascade in Seattle. I do...
06-17-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By debade

I am less than 1/2 your weight. Although my...

I am less than 1/2 your weight. Although my Schwalbes are on my touring bike. So total touring weight is closer to 200#.

My wife and I have thousands and thousands of miles (2 cross country tours...
06-17-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,527
Posted By debade

I could not be more satisfied with my Schwalbe...

I could not be more satisfied with my Schwalbe Marathon Plus. Wife and i have them and tour well over 1,000 miles without a flat. Have been satisfied for many years.

I ‘ll look for a big guy on...
Forum: Touring
06-13-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,080
Posted By debade

This has been my experience too. I have a...

This has been my experience too.

I have a 2010 520. It serves me well every year and has thousands of miles with my annual tours. My only complaints were the Bontrager tires which wore out in...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,376
Posted By debade

And as long as we are discussing comfort, my two...

And as long as we are discussing comfort, my two words are chamber pot. Leave the tent when you are ready.
Forum: Touring
05-10-22, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By debade

Adventure Cycling is an NGO focusing on tours. ...

Adventure Cycling is an NGO focusing on tours. Crazy Guy on a Bike are people capturing there are tours on Journals.

BTW one of my favorite tours which is relatively close to you is Montreal to...
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.
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By debade

My personal experience is freeways are fairly...

My personal experience is freeways are fairly safe, especially if you do not cross exits. Leave the X- way and get back on at next entrance. I do not know if it safer then the other road choice but...
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...
04-19-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,843
Posted By debade

It wouldn’t surprise me if a homeless or low...

It wouldn’t surprise me if a homeless or low income person’s chain broke. They locked the bike in hope to get it if they will be able to afford the repair.

there are two bikes in our downtown...
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...
Forum: Touring
04-11-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By debade

DW and I have been a host and guest for many...

DW and I have been a host and guest for many years. We have had better and less better experiences but never a bad one. I am not sure how many guests we have had but I expect we have hosted about...
Forum: Introductions
03-26-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By debade

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is a great...

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin is a great organization you might want to check out. If they still produce their ride guide, it will provide rides across the state. Enjoy, WI, many great biking...
Forum: Touring
03-22-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By debade

Heavy hitters are supporting this project. If...

Heavy hitters are supporting this project. If you live in a place that could be improved and you live close by, call the people in your state to see if/how you can make a difference. ECG would be...
03-21-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By debade

Here is another possible contact...

Here is another possible contact https://blog.rouvy.com/en/209/GFNY-COZUMEL
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....
01-26-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By debade

Before retirement, we had good luck shipping our...

Before retirement, we had good luck shipping our bikes to bike stores. We did ask them to put them together for us. It was part of our vacation expense. I also like the idea of asking a neighbor...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,564
Posted By debade

Wife and I use the Plus for touring. I find no...

Wife and I use the Plus for touring. I find no handling issues. Thousands of miles before the first flat if it happens at all.
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...
01-22-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By debade

Great job. If you don’t weld, but can drill...

Great job. If you don’t weld, but can drill pipe, ttake a look at Edmonton bikes solution. It is especially an advantage for storing. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vPwHJQKdwFU
01-13-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By debade

yes, I just got some new keys. Communication is...

yes, I just got some new keys. Communication is not great. I waited a long time following my first online order and wrote again. Eventually, I received 2 keys and they were the wrong ones. After...
Forum: Introductions
01-10-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By debade

Welcome. I belong to this forum and CycleChat. ...

Welcome. I belong to this forum and CycleChat. Just wanted to be sure you also knew about CC since it is in the UK.
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: Touring
11-06-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,860
Posted By debade

Check out Luftansa. They had a roll-on flight we...

Check out Luftansa. They had a roll-on flight we took 5 years ago or so. They only had one flight. Really convenient. Maybe worth a phone call to see if they still do it and if it could work for...
11-04-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By debade

this is good advice. Join and ask for support...

this is good advice. Join and ask for support from your bike advocacy organization. Every state has one.

As for signs, it depends who manages the road. Your city leaders manage the local signs...
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
Forum: Commuting
10-19-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,767
Posted By debade

I would go to your local advocacy group. I am...

I would go to your local advocacy group. I am guessing it is Queen City. Ask them to advocate on your behalf. They might be able to leverage it for a city wide training program or something bigger...
10-01-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,494
Posted By debade

I rectified it with an operation. Pills to begin...

I rectified it with an operation. Pills to begin with. They worked for years. Then the highest dose no longer worked. They had to operate. Took care of the urinating problems for the most part. ...
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