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Forum: Recumbent
01-13-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By Tony Marley

From my experience, I suggest you look at the...

From my experience, I suggest you look at the Catrike Expedition with wide tires. For e-assist, you could get it through Utah Trikes, who will modify it to your specifications. Another option -...
12-05-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By Tony Marley

Some beautiful photos. Brings back fond memories...

Some beautiful photos. Brings back fond memories of seeing riders in several of those countries.
Forum: Touring
11-29-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Tony Marley

I do not.

I do not.
Forum: Recumbent
11-29-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Tony Marley

Very sorry to hear of his demise. Courageous...

Very sorry to hear of his demise. Courageous fellow.
11-29-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,977
Posted By Tony Marley

Sounds like you have a great outlook. Have a...

Sounds like you have a great outlook. Have a wonderful recovery.
11-29-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Tony Marley

I currently live in Dubai, so the winter weather...

I currently live in Dubai, so the winter weather issues are a non-event. That said, I admire your gumption. I am truly impressed.
11-29-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By Tony Marley

Excellent recommendations.

Excellent recommendations.
11-29-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,204
Posted By Tony Marley

I got a $25 fine in 1976 for turning left without...

I got a $25 fine in 1976 for turning left without the green turn signal and going 35 mph in a 25 mph zone....
11-29-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,479
Posted By Tony Marley

I have had great success with "Smart Wool"...

I have had great success with "Smart Wool" socks.
11-29-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Tony Marley

I have done moves with nine bikes, but never...

I have done moves with nine bikes, but never twenty. On my moves, the moving company (packers) carefully wrapped each bike (generally turning the handlebars). I have had moves from both Africa and...
11-29-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,681
Posted By Tony Marley

From the 5-years I lived and biked in Vegas...

From the 5-years I lived and biked in Vegas (primarily on the west side of the city, but also up to Mesquite), I absolutely agree with your description of what a Vegas ditch is like. Sorry about you...
11-04-22, 03:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Tony Marley

You could wear neoprene socks. They won't keep...

You could wear neoprene socks. They won't keep your shoes dry, but they keep your feet warm.
10-20-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,250
Posted By Tony Marley

I also dislike the new format. It take more...

I also dislike the new format. It take more steps/actions to be able to get the the desired forum.

I live in Dubai and relayed to the monitor the problem of all the call girl postings, but have...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,184
Posted By Tony Marley

Bigger tent gives you space to keep gear in the...

Bigger tent gives you space to keep gear in the tent with you and even spread it out a bit on a rainy night to dry wet jersey and shorts.
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By Tony Marley

Some beautiful photos. Looks like you had a...

Some beautiful photos. Looks like you had a great ride!
Forum: Recumbent
09-19-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tony Marley

I was in my mid-40s when I first started riding...

I was in my mid-40s when I first started riding 'bents, and wished I had known of them (and had the money to buy them) decades earlier. I still ride upright bikes as well as my trike and long wheel...
09-19-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tony Marley

As stated by others, a recumbent trike is heavier...

As stated by others, a recumbent trike is heavier than a road bike, as well as slower and quite a bit more expensive. But they are very stable and a lot of fun to ride.
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By Tony Marley

Agree 100 percent that the winds are easier to...

Agree 100 percent that the winds are easier to deal with on my bents than on my upright bikes.
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tony Marley

Kind of like Steve B says: Just keep practicing....

Kind of like Steve B says: Just keep practicing. You do need to down shift and keep your RPM up. I try to ride at 100 RPM and slowly grind to the top.
08-02-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tony Marley

Very glad you came through that with just a...

Very glad you came through that with just a scare. Your message is a cautionary tale to me to start checking my brake cables regularly.
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,794
Posted By Tony Marley

Summer 1971 with a friend from high school. We...

Summer 1971 with a friend from high school. We rode from San Bernardino, California down past Disneyland to Newport Beach, and then down to La Jolla after that. Ten days roundtrip. We spent one...
07-27-22, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Tony Marley

https://www.dubinlawoffice.com/blog/2022/07/news-c...

https://www.dubinlawoffice.com/blog/2022/07/news-cyclist-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-on-spokane-st-bridge-in-west-seattle/#:~:text=SEATTLE%2C%20WA%20%E2%80%94%20A%2063%2D,shortly%20before%206%3A55%20...
07-27-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By Tony Marley

I attended UBI (albeit 24 years ago) and highly...

I attended UBI (albeit 24 years ago) and highly recommend it. You could attend both their basic and advanced courses and will be equipped with the knowledge of how to maintain and repair your...
Forum: Touring
07-21-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,306
Posted By Tony Marley

When I tour in warm weather (which is when I...

When I tour in warm weather (which is when I prefer to tour), I use Shimano sandals. Your feet get wet when it rains, but no big deal. In cooler/colder weather (like when crossing high mountain...
07-10-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By Tony Marley

Yes, I have and use Shimano SPD sandals. They...

Yes, I have and use Shimano SPD sandals. They have served me well on both my upright frames and recumbents. I also used Lake SPD sandals in the past, but have been unable to find any recently.
05-16-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 892
Posted By Tony Marley

Sounds like to much pressure on your hands. It...

Sounds like to much pressure on your hands. It could be that your top tube is too long for you. If possible, raise you stem/bars 1cm or so.
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By Tony Marley

I do not have first hand experience. But...

I do not have first hand experience. But something I have found very useful in the past when planning tours is to contact local bike clubs and shops and ask for their advice.
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By Tony Marley

I agree with Blazing Pedals. I recommend SPD. ...

I agree with Blazing Pedals. I recommend SPD. You can get either shoes or sandals for SPD and I have found walking long distances fine with both.

I would also buy a cheap pair of SPD pedals...
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,983
Posted By Tony Marley

Touring with multiple long days of riding should...

Touring with multiple long days of riding should be comfortable. So get the bars that will be most comfortable for you. It is your tour; do it your way.
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 986
Posted By Tony Marley

It is not intuitive (at least to a non-engineer),...

It is not intuitive (at least to a non-engineer), but it does make for a more stable ride. Especially when going downhill at speed.
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,025
Posted By Tony Marley

Certainly in Africa, safety blades are easy to...

Certainly in Africa, safety blades are easy to find. Cartridge types would be more problematic upcountry.
Forum: Touring
04-21-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Tony Marley

If you want them, get them. You can put your...

If you want them, get them. You can put your stuff inside zip-loc bags inside the panniers to deal with them not being waterproof.
04-21-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Tony Marley

From when I was in the Army, I remember our...

From when I was in the Army, I remember our battalion sergeant major saying, "You don't have to practice being miserable. It comes naturally." Unless you are training for a competition, there is no...
04-21-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tony Marley

Very unfortunate. Did you climb more (even if...

Very unfortunate. Did you climb more (even if not aggressively) than normal? That might do it.

Best regards for a quick return to form.
04-21-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tony Marley

Easier on the butt, I guess. Would be tough to...

Easier on the butt, I guess. Would be tough to coast downhill, though.
04-21-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,960
Posted By Tony Marley

Great statement. I highly respect your attitude....

Great statement. I highly respect your attitude. Stay safe.
04-21-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 231
Posted By Tony Marley

For mid-range and high end prices, I recommend...

For mid-range and high end prices, I recommend you look at the Bike Friday website. They have excellent folding bikes, but are not at the entry level. Their website will show you the wide variety...
04-12-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,598
Posted By Tony Marley

I have bought three bikes from Bike Friday that...

I have bought three bikes from Bike Friday that way, plus my Catrike from Utah Trikes, and all were perfect fits. Their team works with you regarding the measurements and set the bike / trike up...
04-12-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,595
Posted By Tony Marley

When I was 18 in my town in California, the...

When I was 18 in my town in California, the policeman added speeding (35mph in a 25mph zone) onto the ticket he was giving me for turning left without waiting for the turn signal. I had no bike...
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,901
Posted By Tony Marley

It is back up today, at least on my laptop. I...

It is back up today, at least on my laptop. I accessed it immediately prior to Bike Forums.
01-21-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,788
Posted By Tony Marley

A Bike Friday 20-inch tire folding bike. Other...

A Bike Friday 20-inch tire folding bike. Other folders would also work, but I prefer the Bike Friday quality.
Forum: Touring
12-29-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,912
Posted By Tony Marley

I have done a variety of rides through big cities...

I have done a variety of rides through big cities in the past four decades San Bernardino, California through Anaheim to Newport Beach; (Ft. Knox, Kentucky to downtown Atlanta; Ft. Knox through...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tony Marley

I believe a recumbent tandem would be very...

I believe a recumbent tandem would be very enjoyable for her. But she may enjoy the easier stability of a recumbent trike over a recumbent two-wheeler. I'd do it!
Forum: Touring
12-17-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,074
Posted By Tony Marley

You are correct that Bike Friday is smaller,...

You are correct that Bike Friday is smaller, somewhat lighter, and easier to get into a regular suitcase than a full-sized S&S coupled bike.

I have had both Bike Fridays and S&S coupled bikes. ...
12-13-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Tony Marley

You definitely had a tough day. Congratulations...

You definitely had a tough day. Congratulations on gutting it out.
12-13-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Tony Marley

Sounds pretty good, although three sessions ref...

Sounds pretty good, although three sessions ref Victorian bicycling may be a bit much. After the course, I look forward to learning how it was received by the participants.
12-05-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,041
Posted By Tony Marley

I have used Earl Gray tea to good effect. A bit...

I have used Earl Gray tea to good effect. A bit of flavor, a bit of caffeine, no sugar.
12-01-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By Tony Marley

Lots of good advice from others. Try out a...

Lots of good advice from others. Try out a tandem if possible before buying one. They are expensive and can be bulky. As far as the bulk/weight, Bike Friday makes travel tandems with 20-inch...
12-01-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,398
Posted By Tony Marley

Is HMB over-the-counter, or prescription? If...

Is HMB over-the-counter, or prescription? If over-the-counter, where do you buy it?

These questions probably sound a bit silly, but I am currently living in Dubai.
11-29-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By Tony Marley

If you will want to carry anything very heavy up...

If you will want to carry anything very heavy up front, I recommend a lowrider front rack. Having the panniers down by the axle makes bike handling much more stable.
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