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08-12-18, 03:51 PM
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Respect

The key to me is respect. Different cultures have different language. For example: When I go into a country restaurant, or a Diner I expect to be a "Sweetie", or some variation of "Hon". That just...
03-15-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,946

Transporting your bike

Before paying a freight company to transport your bike to your vacation destination check with your airline.

My favorite airline, Alaska Air, considers a bike in a purpose built container luggage....
02-22-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855

The god you thank must be a miniature with a...

The god you thank must be a miniature with a small mind to be worried about punctuation in an online post.
02-19-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855

BF Autocorrect is Stubborn

I wanted "your's". Autocorrect gave me "hours" and would not allow me to change it.
02-19-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,855

At least hour's was a real bike. I was...

At least hour's was a real bike.

I was riding an upright stationary exercise bike at the rehab center of a local hospital. The Tech told me to stand and pedal. Never did that before. But, OK, if...
02-09-18, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,438

Boggles the mind all this emphasis on MHR....

Boggles the mind all this emphasis on MHR. Certainly that is a mildly useful number for pro racers. For the rest of us what we are actually in need of is a measure of how our whole body is doing.
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01-02-18, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,710

Well, tough question to answer. Cold weather can...

Well, tough question to answer. Cold weather can kill. Not as easily as Hot weather. But it does happen. So, the mere fact that you asked the question makes me wonder if you are mentally and...
01-02-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,547

Really? I see different machines advertised...

Really? I see different machines advertised differently. But, other than throttle and horsepower no difference. All are powered by both electric motors and human pedaling. In other words, an electric...
01-01-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,022

Timely thread. After receiving the flu...

Timely thread. After receiving the flu immunization yesterday the pharmacist asked if we also wanted the new shingles vaccination. After a bit of discussion decided to put it off pending research.
...
01-01-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,547

What about internal combustion motor assist? For...

What about internal combustion motor assist? For a time a popular thing was to put a small motor on a bike. Matter of fact one came putting by here just before snow fall.

Designated primary power...
12-28-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,547

You could be talking about a good number of...

You could be talking about a good number of cyclists, based on posts on this web site.

Anyway, electric assist is fine. I may have to use it myself some day. But, what about full time electric...
12-25-17, 10:47 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,547

Safety Concerns

There have always been, and I suppose always will be those who challenge rules just because. What about those people?

From a safety and law enforcement point of view what is the difference between...
12-06-17, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,502

Your writing gives the impression you are more...

Your writing gives the impression you are more interested in justifying your behavior than solving your problem.

If you truly cared and placed value on yourself you would be talking much...
11-08-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,241

I really like the Tadpole Trikes, on relatively...

I really like the Tadpole Trikes, on relatively flat terrain and no airplanes are involved.

The combination of weight and pedaling inefficiencies makes hills tough. You can add electric assist....
10-23-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,531

Not quite so simple. A stress test showing an...

Not quite so simple. A stress test showing an "abnormality " can, and often does, result in life altering medications, and activity restrictions. Plus, they can instill fear that prevents a person...
10-22-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,160

Pain on wheels is a never ending topic that soon...

Pain on wheels is a never ending topic that soon loses focus.

To me pain is a great thing until it gets to the Devouring Monster stage. When mine got there it was a choice between barrels of...
10-19-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,855

Actually, yes. Many of my friends and...

Actually, yes. Many of my friends and acquaintances have had to find new docs after becoming Medicare recipients. Others, including myself, could not find a specialist to treat them. Even with...
10-18-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,625

Unable to edit.

Autocorrect for the site refuses to let me change a word I know is wrong. Sorry.
10-18-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,625

Perspective

Look, as I and others have posted, Life is a Terminal Illness. So focus should be on how to live, not on how long.

So, a person dies of a heart attack while riding hard. Lot better than many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-17, 05:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,182

What about Montague? Folds, big wheels, not as...

What about Montague? Folds, big wheels, not as small as some but good for long rides on many different surfaces.

A couple of recommendations in other venues. What do you folks think?
10-15-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,531

Having been down the stress test road I have to...

Having been down the stress test road I have to throw in a big caution flag about the usual stress test.

False positives are rampant. Often they result in negative life changes that are...
10-15-17, 04:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,531

Breath Measure

When I first started running using Work Of Breathing as a reliable measure of effort was a common thing. Over the years I have carried that measure into most other activities.

The goal is to stay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,873

I am in the middle of a customer service question...

I am in the middle of a customer service question myself. I ordered a bike. Email back and forth was OK. But, needed a phone call or two to get things done. The guy at BF said things had been busy.
...
09-28-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,098

One option is a combination of surgery and...

One option is a combination of surgery and multifocal lenses. This means more initial cost bur no need for any glasses.

I had a radial keratotomy and a multifocal lense implanted one Monday and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428

I Did It

Ordered a Pocket Rocket. Now need to send personal data, and pick a color.

I suppose I could have made a career out of selecting a bike, and there may be some obscure brand that is "better". But...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428

Value

When a person posts it is like hitting a pinatta at a crazy person's house. Never can tell what will fall out, some sweet, some sour.

After spending some time with the spec sheet and folks with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,428

Sticker Shock

Have been through the Bike Friday proposal. Input please.

The goal is to replace a normal bike for use in places like the Front Range of Colorado and in Arizona.
The proposal is for $2595 for a...
08-23-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,741

Cannot edit

Tried to edit "that one that" to "that one".

Couldn't.
08-23-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,741

You Will Fall

Totally subscribe to the posts on knowing how to fall. My years on the judo mat have benefited me in most every way. A previous poster talked about the Thousand Repetition Rule. It is true.

But,...
08-22-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Thanks. I'm going to check it out and probably...

Thanks. I'm going to check it out and probably buy one.


Also, looking at a Bike Friday. May get that one too. Still in the evaluation process on that one. If I do, the road bikes, mountain...
08-22-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,741

Helmet, glasses, and full finger gloves always. ...

Helmet, glasses, and full finger gloves always. Long pants frequently, long sleeved jersey frequently.
Sun screen almost always, even in the rain.


Most falls happen so fast no fall practice or...
08-22-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Don't worry about it. Every surgery is different...

Don't worry about it. Every surgery is different because the detail of damage done is different. Just push at least as hard as your physical therapist recommends. BUT:


Not before your doctor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-17, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397

My Malfunction

I posted that Bike Friday did not send me the information as promised. Well, the problem was mine. Bike Friday did what was promised.

The email went to a spam folder in a computer I wasn't using....
08-20-17, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Specialized Roll Low Entry

I'm considering buying this bike. Any experience? recommendations?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397

Oh, I intend to. Thus is a yellow flag, not a red...

Oh, I intend to. Thus is a yellow flag, not a red one.

Several possibilities. In a small business how they handle burps, and succession plans are two biggies.
08-18-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169

As far as being seen, not much. When people back...

As far as being seen, not much. When people back out of their driveway they are occupied with finishing up getting ready to go somewhere. Even in my SUV with headlights on cars routinely back out in...
08-18-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Sure. Staying Aerobic means you are never...

Sure.

Staying Aerobic means you are never working so hard your body is starving for oxygen.

Talk Test is a reliable way of measuring how hard a person is working. Probably more reliable than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-17, 09:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397

Buying stock in a small company is very much a...

Buying stock in a small company is very much a vote of faith in that company. Much different than the Las Vegas style operation with big company traded stock. So, is Bike Friday a company that...
08-17-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927

As a person a bit older than you I can share my...

As a person a bit older than you I can share my rules:
- The medical folks of whatever stripe are advisors. Their default response is No, or, Very Limited. How I see and feel My body is my guide. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-17, 11:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,397

As a newbie wanting to buy a folding bike I took...

As a newbie wanting to buy a folding bike I took a look at what is on the market. Seems to me Bike Friday has a good niche product that needs some marketing smarts to make the company grow. BUT, as...
08-14-17, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092

Welcome! At 70 you are the same as I was...

Welcome!

At 70 you are the same as I was when I started "serious" cycling. I had a Huffy I used once in awhile to knock around the neighborhood. But nothing regular.

After getting the bug my...
08-11-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185

When you talk about basal cell carcinoma the...

When you talk about basal cell carcinoma the conversation becomes more serious. Those things can pop up anywhere on the body. Fortunately it is the doc and not the patient who has to use a light and...
08-09-17, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776

A bicycle keeps a person looking forward. In my...

A bicycle keeps a person looking forward. In my experience the mark of true old age is when a person's conversation is filled with what they did instead of what they intend to do.
08-09-17, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685

This is getting way off topic. So, after this...

This is getting way off topic. So, after this exchange maybe we should move it to another thread if there is a desire to explore further.


Don't know about Soylent Green. I've heard the term. ...
08-09-17, 10:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 685

From the words in your post you bear a very...

From the words in your post you bear a very significant emotional burden. I hope you are able to work your way through that.

But, I am confused. You seem to be upset at your mother's choice to...
08-08-17, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 685

That is wonderful. Many people have some chronic...

That is wonderful. Many people have some chronic disease, often self-imposed like Type 2 diabetes, that impairs life quality over many years. To be healthy until the machine, like all machines, just...
08-07-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185

So, what kind of cancer?

So, what kind of cancer?
08-07-17, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Achieving The Goal

One of the posters here, or on another board, posts with a signature proclaiming a desire to arrive at the end of life with a body all worn out from a life well lived. I share that goal. I want to...
06-27-17, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,189

Follow the Rules

Having lived with bear neighbors for years and watching how others who similarly live has given me a few rules.

First, don't try to be quiet. When I was by myself and miles from any other humans I...
06-20-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,099

Why do you have such a dislike for triples?

Why do you have such a dislike for triples?
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