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05-17-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 825
Posted By BlazingPedals

It looks like your standard department-store...

It looks like your standard department-store hybrid. I seriously doubt most of us here would classify it as 'lightweight,' but at least it doesn't have suspension to weigh it down even more. It's...
05-15-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 6,758
Posted By BlazingPedals

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride...

Exactly. Said another way, you're going to ride as hard as you're going to ride. If you ride harder on the heavier bike, then you'll get a better workout. If you're already riding as hard as you can,...
05-13-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,649
Posted By BlazingPedals

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone....

The thing with this forum is, it's for everyone. Not just for the people who think 15 mph is "racing," and not for those who actually race. There are types both here, as well as quite a few in...
05-08-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 9,649
Posted By BlazingPedals

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those...

I think OP is displaying his insecurities. Those guys you are judging don't care about you and are riding those bikes and that way to make themselves happy. You would do well to do the same: ride...
05-08-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,517
Posted By BlazingPedals

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the...

In my view, as soon as you bring a motor into the equation, there's no longer a competition, so "crushing everyone else on the road" doesn't apply. They're different classes of vehicles. You can...
04-24-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By BlazingPedals

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't...

Kinda like getting a 5-key keyboard so you don't have to type with both hands? I suppose you could have a dual-cable lever for brakes and an IGH for all of your gears. Not that big a deal for most of...
04-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By BlazingPedals

Today was my first group ride this year. As I...

Today was my first group ride this year. As I stated above, the group's speed was my speed, in this case 33 miles at 19.2 mph. I could not have done this on my own, and rather than slowing for them,...
04-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,740
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough...

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough draft back there to help you. I've had people try to latch on, and complain there's nothing there, as if I owe it to them. To me, having a draft is a...
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 959
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's...

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's up near the base of your bladder. What runs through the area in question is nerves and blood vessels. Nobody wants pressure there whether their...
04-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,389
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken collarbone is a pretty common injury for cyclists - well, upright cyclists anyway! So you're not alone. Lots of people here have been in your shoes and...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,495
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back to the original question. I went out today...

Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be...
04-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,423
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that...

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that riding high would be a similar experience. If you have an abuse problem, you'd probably think it was great; normal people would not feel comfortable with...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By BlazingPedals

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch...

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch bike is no longer around.

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03-18-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,158
Posted By BlazingPedals

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the...

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the road, and which side she's on doesn't matter. Almost by definition, sidewalks aren't directional.
03-18-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,557
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what...

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what I've heard, you definitely want 5. That's the 'beginner' class. If you do well there, you can always move up next time.
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By BlazingPedals

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a...

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a trike.

The Sunseeker EZ-3 USX HD is rated for 400 lbs. Sunseeker has the advantage that it is in the catalog that almost all bikes shops use, and can be...
03-12-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,815
Posted By BlazingPedals

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears...

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears clothes specifically designed to function well for their sport, or someone who doesn't but looks down on those who do?
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,264
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's all what's important to you. I am only good...

It's all what's important to you. I am only good down to 3.5-4 mph, but OTOH if I have to stop, I don't have to get off my seat to put a foot (or hand) down.
03-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 932
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your question seems to be based on the premise...

Your question seems to be based on the premise that we all ride alone.
03-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as...

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as low or as aero as my avatar bike.
03-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had...

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had installed a 58T chainring especially for the ride. On the last day, I was coasting down a moderately large but not particularly steep hill and noted...
03-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,801
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I...

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I hope you use the extra time you have to wave at everyone.
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially...

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially considering you're using a 22-24 inch fixed gear.
03-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By BlazingPedals

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big...

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big for you, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to cervical syndrome. If you want to go more-upright, you should get a cruiser or a hybrid. A...
03-01-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is there a way that the forum can disallow...

Is there a way that the forum can disallow postings until the new person has first made a post in Introductions? This place is meant as a watering hole, not an encyclopedia. This is gettin'...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By BlazingPedals

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is...

It never gets easier, you just go faster. This is just as true with velomobiles as it is with road bikes. My test ride in a velo was immediately following a metric century in which I took the final 4...
02-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 693
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can...

I've got 38mm semi-slicks on my hybrid, and I can make it the 800 feet to my mailbox in light snow and ice; but it ain't exactly confidence-inspiring. I have to pick my way carefully. Better to have...
02-14-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,169
Posted By BlazingPedals

As one of my fellow club members once stated:...

As one of my fellow club members once stated: "Your big ring is for the first half of your ride. The next ring is for the second half. If you have a triple, you can do three halves of a ride."
02-02-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,660
Posted By BlazingPedals

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win...

Personally, I think that sometimes it's a no-win situation. If they post a question that's been asked before, they're told to do a search. If they first do a search and then post to a 10-year-old...
01-31-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,101
Posted By BlazingPedals

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why...

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why would any cyclist want to confuse motorists?
01-31-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,980
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys...

Sounds like you're doing fine. There are 7-8 guys in my bike club that are 80 - this year I guess they'd be 81. They call themselves the "40 club" since they were all born in 1940. The slowest rides...
01-25-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By BlazingPedals

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common...

Left lever/rear brake is supposedly more common in England. That makes the right lever work the front brake, which matches what motorcycles use.
01-11-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,400
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate...

Yeah, I don't have a suggestion for an alternate trip, but I think it's terrible that they're charging you an administration fee when they're the ones canceling. And $150 seems excessive. They should...
01-06-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,127
Posted By BlazingPedals

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.

Lower gears make you go slower. No thanks.
01-06-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,613
Posted By BlazingPedals

Valve caps on my avatar bike: ...

Valve caps on my avatar bike:


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12-28-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 12,469
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it...

Yeah, I love going fast if the downhill allows it (smooth clean pavement, gentle curves, and good sight lines.) Unfortunately there aren't any hills that are big enough near my home range to reach...
12-21-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,690
Posted By BlazingPedals

Many years ago, I bike-commuted a whole 1.5...

Many years ago, I bike-commuted a whole 1.5 miles, year around. That included lots of single-digits and even a few sub-zero (F) rides. In the winter, I usually taped off the front-facing vents on my...
12-21-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,926
Posted By BlazingPedals

Huffy probably puts out 100+ models every year,...

Huffy probably puts out 100+ models every year, and specs change at random base on what they can get cheapest. Plus, people who buy department store bikes care most about price and color. Huffy...
12-10-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,347
Posted By BlazingPedals

Tubeless tires ARE clinchers. Is this a "tubeless...

Tubeless tires ARE clinchers. Is this a "tubeless vs tubes" question or a "tubeless vs tubular" question?
11-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,070
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you have a prejudice against recumbents,...

If you have a prejudice against recumbents, please take it elsewhere. This thread is in the General forum, in which all bikes are supposed to be accepted. But you're right in one respect - most of...
11-23-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,070
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm mostly just reading this thread. I think it's...

I'm mostly just reading this thread. I think it's funny, too, that the newbie is trying to school the guys who have been doing this for 20, 30, even 40+ years. Me, I just turn the pedals.
Forum: Great Lakes
11-16-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By BlazingPedals

If you ride on the sidewalk, remember to act like...

If you ride on the sidewalk, remember to act like a pedestrian. In fact, it's best if you walk. If you ride, though, make sure you're riding at a pedestrian-appropriate speed, and likewise cross only...
11-16-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,729
Posted By BlazingPedals

High-end or low-end, they're all customers. If...

High-end or low-end, they're all customers. If snob doesn't like that fact, he can wrench his own bike.
11-16-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,061
Posted By BlazingPedals

BTW, that's where all the mosquitoes hang out,...

BTW, that's where all the mosquitoes hang out, too. :(
11-16-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By BlazingPedals

They look like they're square-taper, which means...

They look like they're square-taper, which means to compare them to a modern crankset you'll have to include the weight of a bottom bracket vs a modern one and bearings. The lighter cranks are likely...
11-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,061
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your takeaway should be that most of us would...

Your takeaway should be that most of us would rather be somewhat self-sufficient for minor problems rather than make the "Call of Shame" over something so routine as a flat tire. Friends might rescue...
10-27-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 662
Posted By BlazingPedals

You mean, is Dorel Industries going to start...

You mean, is Dorel Industries going to start selling GT bikes in Walmart?
Forum: Recumbent
10-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,489
Posted By BlazingPedals

You really need your own 'bent, adjusted for you....

You really need your own 'bent, adjusted for you. Since your wife has a trike, you may want to go that route, too. (There are also 2-wheel 'bents.)
10-26-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 11,061
Posted By BlazingPedals

Every cyclist should know how to fix a flat tire....

Every cyclist should know how to fix a flat tire. Tools are a personal choice, generally you only want to carry the tools you'd use. (I know that should be a no-brainer.) I generally carry:
1. a...
10-20-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 9,563
Posted By BlazingPedals

Any time there are two bikes going the same...

Any time there are two bikes going the same direction on a road, it's a race. So heavy bikes are only good if you ride on deserted roads.
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