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Forum: Commuting
11-28-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,099
Posted By Lambkin55

On my Black Friday Ride... ...

On my Black Friday Ride...
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Forum: Commuting
10-30-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Lambkin55

This time of year my early morning route through...

This time of year my early morning route through a "tree tunnel" on a country bike path is dark as dark can be. I often see the eyes of wild animals reflected back at me from my head light. I never...
Forum: Touring
10-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By Lambkin55

I am 70 years old. I have been touring since my...

I am 70 years old. I have been touring since my teens.
I discovered electric bikes 5 years ago. The same body issues that took me to electric bikes has also taken me to sleeping in cheap motels...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By Lambkin55

I have used a helmet mounted mirror for the last...

I have used a helmet mounted mirror for the last 35 years, and agree with flangehead on his statement.
I tell my friends, "I may well die by being run over by a truck, but he is going to have to...
10-05-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,273
Posted By Lambkin55

This time of year, my 5:20 start is in the DARK! ...

This time of year, my 5:20 start is in the DARK!
I have a 2 lights for vision. One on the bike & one on my helmet.
I use 3 rear lights. My greatest concern is that cars see me as they approach.
I...
09-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 600
Posted By Lambkin55

Many of the common medications used by the "over...

Many of the common medications used by the "over 50" population will cause dry mouth.
Talk with you MD. Maybe you can switch the time of day you take the medication or switch the medication all...
08-24-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,484
Posted By Lambkin55

Me Too! And I live in a rural area and know...

Me Too!
And I live in a rural area and know exactly where they bought the stuff. They are drinking it within 1-2 miles of were they bought it.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 823
Posted By Lambkin55

Hey MNBikeCommuter I think we grew up in the...

Hey MNBikeCommuter
I think we grew up in the same house! Except it was a 66 Chrysler and a 71 Ford at my house.
I still have a box if old "pitted" cones in the garage somewhere, Like I might use...
07-05-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,090
Posted By Lambkin55

Many years ago, on the 5th of July, I was riding...

Many years ago, on the 5th of July, I was riding my 3-speed behind the strip mall and looking in dumpsters. I discovered the holy grail for 12 year old boys! The fireworks stand dumped all their...
05-18-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Lambkin55

My Eddie only has 3 legs. He lost one leg in a...

My Eddie only has 3 legs.
He lost one leg in a hay baler accident. It just made him mad at the world.
In spite of 3 legs he is still a Cat-4 dog.
04-27-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,171
Posted By Lambkin55

LBS --- Accept Checks?

I just when to my LBS to pick up a wheel I had made. They told me they do not accept personal checks. They only deal in cash and credit cards.
Is this a new thing in the bike world?
Does your LBS...
04-24-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 545
Posted By Lambkin55

Annual Spring Stiff Neck!!!

Well, I got it again, the Annual Spring Still Neck. Every year, about this time, I start picking up my mileage on the bike and I get a stiff neck. It typically takes about 2-3 weeks and a bit of...
Forum: Touring
04-23-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,653
Posted By Lambkin55

#1 You have my sympathy. We have a single barn...

#1 You have my sympathy. We have a single barn owl that occasionally sits on the peak of our roof (right over our bed) and hoots out his favorite tunes.
#2 The first night on tour is the hardest to...
04-08-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,652
Posted By Lambkin55

100% Agree. #1 I ride alone more than half the...

100% Agree.
#1 I ride alone more than half the time.
#2 I live in "fly over" country, where the nearest tube could be 30 miles.
So I had better be self-sufficient on the bike.
03-30-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,322
Posted By Lambkin55

I have lots of spills over the years but the one...

I have lots of spills over the years but the one that had the most affect on my life...

Riding over a wooden decked bridge on a frosty fall day. I hit the bridge deck concrete abutment joint that...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By Lambkin55

The older I get the higher the minimal temp. and...

The older I get the higher the minimal temp. and the lower the maximum temp have become.
I am now in the medicare age group and if it is a wind chill below 40 in the morning, I am driving to work.
03-20-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,379
Posted By Lambkin55

I support BlazingPedals comments! When I was...

I support BlazingPedals comments!
When I was first learning to ski the first lesson we all got how to fall. One you have fallen correctly a few times there is no longer anything to worry about. In...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By Lambkin55

Can you tell me where to find that law? I...

Can you tell me where to find that law?
I looked but could not find it in the "rules of the road" section of Illinois law.
Thanks
Forum: Commuting
02-21-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,635
Posted By Lambkin55

A friend of mine carried a magnet on a sting in...

A friend of mine carried a magnet on a sting in his bike bag.
When he came to the light that did not detect his bike he would drop the magnet on pavement at the wire loop and then pull it back up,...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Lambkin55

I have used this bus racks on many buses in many...

I have used this bus racks on many buses in many different towns and states in my travels.
Most public transit systems have an educational video on their website that demonstrates how to use the...
12-29-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,245
Posted By Lambkin55

An ounce of ingenuity is worth a pound of...

An ounce of ingenuity is worth a pound of equipment.
Forum: Touring
12-10-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Lambkin55

zweitsmal First, you sound like my kine of guy!...

zweitsmal
First, you sound like my kine of guy!
In terms of US-81, there was a time that US-81 ran the whole length of Texas North To South. In the 80's or 90's they change the route numbers...
Forum: Touring
12-10-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Lambkin55

Yeah, I always carry a tiny one-man tent and...

Yeah, I always carry a tiny one-man tent and lightweight sleeping bag. (Most of my touring goes though "open" country at some point.)
I am hoping to avoid much of the weather problems in that part...
Forum: Touring
12-10-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Lambkin55

I'm thinking about 700 miles over a 10-14 day...

I'm thinking about 700 miles over a 10-14 day period.
Forum: Touring
12-08-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 845
Posted By Lambkin55

Chisholm Trail

I'm thinking about a spring tour following the old Chisholm Trail from South Texas to Newton Kansas. The old cattle trail roughly follows US 81 the whole way. There is a fair amount of historical...
12-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,602
Posted By Lambkin55

I just read though the whole thread. Nobody has...

I just read though the whole thread. Nobody has brought up the issue people on the path with ear buds, headphones, ear buds and or cell phone to their ears.
I find those people get into their own...
12-06-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Lambkin55

Keep it away from Pandas!!!!

Keep it away from Pandas!!!!
11-09-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,814
Posted By Lambkin55

I find all manor of things on the roadside on my...

I find all manor of things on the roadside on my rides.
The best one this year was a double bladed axe. (I guess Paul Bunyon passed by.)
Forum: Commuting
10-18-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,307
Posted By Lambkin55

I have a jogger that always says hi and a guy in...

I have a jogger that always says hi and a guy in a pick up truck that blinks his lights at me.
10-13-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By Lambkin55

I have the highest mileage in Sept and Oct. in 42...

I have the highest mileage in Sept and Oct. in 42 years.
You see for the first fall in 42 years I am not officiating football. For the first time in my adult life I am able to continue riding in...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,551
Views: 292,099
Posted By Lambkin55

This weekend I found a Walmart bag (tied at the...

This weekend I found a Walmart bag (tied at the top) with a package of toilet paper, a pack of plastic food storage containers, and a 4-pack of bath soap.
I suspect somebody put the bag on the top...
09-01-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,845
Posted By Lambkin55

Have the same story… I suppose my first...

Have the same story…

I suppose my first riding partner loss was my wife. As we started having kids she had less and less interest in riding. By the time my oldest was 6 she had lost her seat on...
Forum: Touring
08-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,369
Posted By Lambkin55

I have done a version of the OP's question. ...

I have done a version of the OP's question.


We live in the middle of "flyover country". We can ride for hundreds of miles in any directions without coming to a geographic barrier. (Like oceans,...
06-29-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,906
Posted By Lambkin55

From My House: Home to Madison WI... 210 miles ...

From My House: Home to Madison WI... 210 miles
To My House: Portland OR. via zig-zag route to home... @ 2300 miles
Away from my house: Wesbaden Gremany... @ 4500 miles by air. The Air Force sent...
06-27-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Lambkin55

I am a 68 year old male life-time bike rider. I...

I am a 68 year old male life-time bike rider. I get tight neck muscles every spring when I start picking up the mileage. As I have gotten older I find if I rotate between an upright bike and a...
06-23-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,082
Posted By Lambkin55

In my part of farm country... Any well water I...

In my part of farm country...
Any well water I can find on the road.
The COLDER the better.
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,939
Posted By Lambkin55

Ride half as far as you can the first few days.

Ride half as far as you can the first few days.
04-16-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Lambkin55

Hey Pop N Wood I have been busy of late so...

Hey Pop N Wood

I have been busy of late so am slow to get back but...
I wrapped the controller with aluminum foil, per your suggestion, and BANG no AM interference. I had immediate results!...
04-14-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,286
Posted By Lambkin55

Since 1974... 10 cars (2 Italian Sports...

Since 1974...
10 cars (2 Italian Sports cars, 5 SUV's, 3 basic cars)
21 Bikes (2 tandems, 1 world class road bike, 2 touring bikes, 2 basic road bikes, 2 3-speeds, 1 cargo bike, 1 electric...
Forum: Touring
04-05-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,381
Posted By Lambkin55

Relationships and touring????

Does going on a long bicycle tour make or break a relationship?

What is your story on this question?





My story in brief.
My wife and I took a summer and rode across the USA as our...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,507
Posted By Lambkin55

Make the Chi-Town layover fun!!! 1. Take the...

Make the Chi-Town layover fun!!!

1. Take the 4 hour layover.
2. When you get there check the bike in for the next train as luggage -or- go to the Metropolitan Lounge and check in (Worth the $)...
03-31-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,845
Posted By Lambkin55

The Corollary to this event: A fellow bike...

The Corollary to this event:
A fellow bike rider, that you have ridden 100's of miles with on the road, crosses your path at work and you do not recognize them without their helmet on.
03-31-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Lambkin55

I am old enough to remember Time pedals. ...

I am old enough to remember Time pedals.

In the mid 80's Time Pedals were one of the first to come out with "Step-in" pedals. Prior to that we all used straps to tighten our feet/shoes onto the...
03-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Lambkin55

AM Radio Interference

I like to ride and listen to the radio. (Yeah Yeah I know... But I do it and have done so, safely, for 35 years!) Electric Bikes give off an interfering signal as they run. When I ride an e-bike...
03-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,086
Posted By Lambkin55

As a kid completing my century ride I was pooped....

As a kid completing my century ride I was pooped. Within 300 yards on my house I was riding with my head down when I ran into a parked camper trailer.
Forum: Touring
07-05-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,560
Posted By Lambkin55

When I was a kid in Northern Colorado we would do...

When I was a kid in Northern Colorado we would do the ride/hike thing often as we did not own a car and no one would lend us a car for a few days. Here are a few things we did......

1) Lock up...
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Lambkin55

I'm familiar with the I & M path. I have not...

I'm familiar with the I & M path.

I have not ridden on it in the last month but I have been driving all around the area for work. I can assure you that the I & M will be dry.

Here are a...
Forum: Touring
06-15-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Lambkin55

It has been my experience in Wisconsin that the...

It has been my experience in Wisconsin that the little taverns/bars in the little towns are universally great places to eat while on tour! These joints are usually Mom & Pop operations heavy on...
05-31-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,539
Posted By Lambkin55

Crash at 55

This morning will riding up to join the local club ride as i have done for the last 20+ years I had my front wheel slide out from under me on a turn. (I ran over a piece of wet steel in the bridge.)...
05-25-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,619
Posted By Lambkin55

USAF & Illinois ANG 1992 - 2008. I saw lots...

USAF & Illinois ANG 1992 - 2008.
I saw lots of Europe, Central America and South America thanks to the US Air Force.
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