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Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 529
Posted By debade

We are planning a ride too near Banff. Are you...

We are planning a ride too near Banff. Are you hearing anything? We had one hotel operator suggest it will be around Labor Day that the border opens. We are beginning to think about alternatives.
04-26-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 538
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!
Replies: 41
Views: 1,403
Posted By debade

I have used the Planet Bike lights and there is...

I have used the Planet Bike lights and there is nothing wrong with them. But I like the Garmin with its radar feature. My only minor issue is on long rides, I need to put my Garmin handlebar...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,057
Posted By debade

- https://www.bikeleague.org/ - They may have...

- https://www.bikeleague.org/ - They may have done more for biking than any other org in USA
- I like World Bicycle Relief. Led by the Sram folks. They do it right by designing bikes and providing...
04-18-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
Posted By debade

We loved this trip

We loved this trip
Forum: Touring
04-18-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,967
Posted By debade

I am not a big fan of Cycling Savvy but I do...

I am not a big fan of Cycling Savvy but I do think there are some things they teach that are helpful. One of them is to bike near the center of the lane on roads that look like your picture, if you...
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,967
Posted By debade

glad to hear you are helping with bike safety. I...

glad to hear you are helping with bike safety. I am trying to get it started in the town I moved to a few years ago. We are years behind but making some advocacy progress.
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,967
Posted By debade

We follow the tips above concerning road choices...

We follow the tips above concerning road choices and visibility. If I stopped driving or crossing the street due to accidents or near misses, I would have stopped driving and walking a long time...
04-12-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,305
Posted By debade

Zoic or aerotech designs

Zoic or aerotech designs
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By debade

It was a lot of fun. I watched it as part of a...

It was a lot of fun. I watched it as part of a bicycling film festival on Zoom. This and the other movie shorts related to bicycling I have seen over the years are usually well done. I am looking...
04-09-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By debade

I look cool on my Domane with my HubBub helmet...

I look cool on my Domane with my HubBub helmet mounted mirror. Nice little company that makes a great mirror.
04-04-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,771
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....
Forum: Commuting
03-29-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By debade

My wife and I only use them on our touring bikes...

My wife and I only use them on our touring bikes but 32s. Thousands of miles on both bikes and can only recall one flat on each bike. Her’s was on an older tire and a somewhat typical flat but...
03-28-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,878
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...
03-23-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By debade

Yes. I think 32 would be as narrow I would go. ...

Yes. I think 32 would be as narrow I would go. While wider would work, I am not sure it is required.
03-23-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By debade

I can’t help you with fit but I rode the C&O...

I can’t help you with fit but I rode the C&O twice on 32s . They worked well for me. My wife had the same tires.
03-21-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 472
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/
03-18-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,089
Posted By debade

Not the study I was looking for but same...

Not the study I was looking for but same conclusions The dangers of riding against traffic and on sidewalks | Bicycle Tucson...
03-18-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,089
Posted By debade

I think so because of speed. If a cyclist does...

I think so because of speed. If a cyclist does not see the car and vice versa, both have made up their mind to proceed. Unlike the pedestrian, the cyclist finds themselves in the intersection as the...
03-18-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,089
Posted By debade

sorry, I can’t remember the source but I was...

sorry, I can’t remember the source but I was surprised to learn that it is more dangerous to ride against traffic even on the sidewalk. If I had to guess, it was from Cycling Savvy.
03-17-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By debade

I think your points are well taken. A bad design...

I think your points are well taken. A bad design of a good concept is ultimately a bad design and a bad concept, as executed.

I am guessing that Outside is suggesting models that are executed...
03-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
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.
03-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By debade

I bought it assuming they were the same. They...

I bought it assuming they were the same. They are not. The C-17 is a flatter profile. I found more 'soft tissue' problems with the C-17. There were on different style bikes so my body may have...
03-06-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By debade

Most. Cyclist safety education unfortunately...

Most. Cyclist safety education unfortunately ended when the cyclist was 8 years old, unless they lived in a community that invested in SRTS. While most won’t watch the videos as the OP points out,...
03-05-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By debade

My suggestion is if you want to help people with...

My suggestion is if you want to help people with safety is suggest they review the LAB online bicycle education youtubes Perhaps, suggest they join Cycle Savvy and review their safety videos. They...
03-05-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By debade

Assuming your description is right, it was a dumb...

Assuming your description is right, it was a dumb thing by the cyclist. But do you try to help all vehicle owners who do incorrect and perhaps illegal maneuvers? If you did, I expect a single...
03-03-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By debade

I do not have it right in front of me but I have...

I do not have it right in front of me but I have read a study coming out of the UK supporting the health benefits of battery assist bikes. It convinced me that e-bikes are a healthy alternative for...
03-03-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,755
Posted By debade

My wife and I do a lot of touring. She is the...

My wife and I do a lot of touring. She is the planner. PDLamb's advice is very good and its what we do. She spends hours planning routes using available info like Crazy Buy and Adventure Cycling to...
02-22-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,425
Posted By debade

SO has done research and reached the decision to...

SO has done research and reached the decision to wait. So far, besides being limited in shoe selection, it has not resulted in problems she feels is worth the physical cost of surgery
02-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,244
Posted By debade

I love my B-17. I can't get my C-17 to work for...

I love my B-17. I can't get my C-17 to work for me. 75 miles on by B-17 us o problem. The C-17 leaves some pain after 20 mile exercise rides, every other day. I expected it to be the same but it...
Forum: Introductions
02-11-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By debade

Loved my trip to Portugal. I do not participate...

Loved my trip to Portugal. I do not participate on the forum much but wanted to welcome you.
02-04-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,261
Posted By debade

Yep. Surprise me too

Yep. Surprise me too
01-31-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By debade

Here is recent study executed by Outside...

Here is recent study executed by Outside Magazine. The weakness with this study is that they only reported on fatalities that were reported in the newspaper. So, their count is low, perhaps by 25%...
01-28-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By debade

What a terrible headline and a worse article. ...

What a terrible headline and a worse article. Without a reference to number of people riding and more importantly, time on the road being exposed (I like exposure time better than per mile...
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By debade

My wife does the routing using RidewithGPS. I...

My wife does the routing using RidewithGPS. I load them on my garmin in the daily segments. Works for us.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,241
Posted By debade

Road service and/or spare tire with air pump.

Road service and/or spare tire with air pump.
01-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,261
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: Touring
01-20-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,987
Posted By debade

My wife has thousands of miles on her B-17,...

My wife has thousands of miles on her B-17, mostly generated on weekly and multi-month tours. She makes sure she carries a cover for the rain so it lasts even longer. I am sure like all saddles...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By debade

I think it is much more important to ask how is...

I think it is much more important to ask how is your bike equipped. Will it accept fenders? A rack (if you need one), protect your pant cuffs from getting greasy? Have a saddle that won't be...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-04-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
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...
Forum: Touring
12-30-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,407
Posted By debade

I am a shopper myself but I have found Ortliebs...

I am a shopper myself but I have found Ortliebs to be sold at a fair price. Many years and many miles, for mine and my wife's bags ... still like new. I had a problem a few years back with one of...
12-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By debade

Daughter who works at a health clinic got the...

Daughter who works at a health clinic got the Moderna a couple of days ago. If it was suppose stop her insulting me, it was not effective. Seriously, no problems with her and the co-workers she...
12-26-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,504
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 :)
12-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,250
Posted By debade

I am not a fitness expert, just an old guy who...

I am not a fitness expert, just an old guy who continues to bike and stay fit. During the pandemic, I have started to do the 7 Minute routine. I follow this one and it can be done in your home with...
12-07-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By debade

Thanks

Thanks
12-07-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By debade

Thanks for sending this. I took a quick read...

Thanks for sending this. I took a quick read which did not say he led it but he certainly complained. I was friends with Chris Kegel who was one of the original BOD member and has since passed...
12-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By debade

I was trying to find if Forester lead LAB. I...

I was trying to find if Forester lead LAB. I never heard that and could not find the info. Are you sure about that? Just curious for my own learning. Thanks
12-06-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
Posted By debade

You are getting LAB confused with Adventure...

You are getting LAB confused with Adventure Cycling, both good orgs.
12-06-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,031
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...
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