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03-20-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By detrieux

oilman, I did it in the 80's and it is truly...

oilman,

I did it in the 80's and it is truly a great ride. Not to much mileage to enjoy the big city of Marietta events. Yes, you can avoid the hills but may face a little more traffic in some...
02-09-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By detrieux

rideon7, I have not had long distance phone...

rideon7,

I have not had long distance phone service for several years. I have used pre paid long distance phone cards for those calls. Hope this information helps you out.
02-07-08, 05:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,205
Posted By detrieux

bedefan, Thanks for the insight into this...

bedefan,

Thanks for the insight into this inspiring individual. He really sounds like a modern day version of Scott and Helen Nearing.

I would really like to meet him some time.
02-05-08, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,537
Posted By detrieux

You could possibly drive it to a salvage yard and...

You could possibly drive it to a salvage yard and get a couple of hundred dollars out of it. The price of scrap metal is pretty high at this time.

Just another option.
12-10-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By detrieux

The Historian When I ride at night, I have a...

The Historian

When I ride at night, I have a handlebar light, headlight and a back up Cateye LED light that will accept batteries bought in a store. I have a primary and back up tail light. I...
12-09-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,294
Posted By detrieux

Since the fall of the US $ could it be in Euros...

Since the fall of the US $ could it be in Euros instead?

1. New Zealand
2. OZ
3. Tibet

1 and 3 a mix of biking (MT and Road) and hiking.
2 biking as much as possible.
12-04-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By detrieux

DG, It could just be the color of your bike. ...

DG,
It could just be the color of your bike. Heh Heh.

I have found that changing the riding patterns have helped me when I just do not feel like riding. Usually that means to just ride...
11-27-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By detrieux

Just this morning as a matter of fact. Yesterday...

Just this morning as a matter of fact. Yesterday I got up at 4 AM and went for a short ride because it was the opening day of deer gun season. Not a safe day to be riding during the day. It was...
11-23-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,359
Posted By detrieux

Was going to ride the one way trip to my mother's...

Was going to ride the one way trip to my mother's home. 35 MPH gusts that would all have been headwinds put a stop to it. Went for a short ride in the wind. Then had a normal meal with family. ...
11-17-07, 05:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,078
Posted By detrieux

The only things I would add are: 1. Wet Wipes...

The only things I would add are:
1. Wet Wipes for clean up.
2. Plastic sheet from a dry cleaner bag to use as an emergency rain coat (holes already cut for head and arms).
3. Emergency space...
11-08-07, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 864
Posted By detrieux

DenverFox Happy birthday to an inspiring...

DenverFox

Happy birthday to an inspiring individual.
11-05-07, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 357,039
Posted By detrieux

cyclezealot, I would recommend you starting...

cyclezealot,

I would recommend you starting the vehicle and letting it run until the engine warms up to normal operating temperature. Do this at least monthly if not twice a month.

My brother...
10-29-07, 04:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,349
Posted By detrieux

I just wrapped the side of the chin strap in...

I just wrapped the side of the chin strap in front of my ear with some material that I had lying around. Used a safety pin to hold it in place. This has changed the air flow and has quieted down...
10-21-07, 04:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By detrieux

I was out riding my usual route and saw a...

I was out riding my usual route and saw a snapping turtle on the side of the road with about 2 inches of mud on it's back. The shell was about 12 inches long and his head was about the same diameter...
10-12-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,765
Posted By detrieux

In 2006 I had a goal of riding to work at least 4...

In 2006 I had a goal of riding to work at least 4 days a week and pretty much met the goal. There were some days that it was great and other days that were hard. I had a couple of hard climbs to...
07-16-07, 02:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,481
Posted By detrieux

Bluebirds singing Buzzards plying the winds, ...

Bluebirds singing
Buzzards plying the winds,
Hawks calling,
Smell of pine woods after a rain,
Riding in light snow fall in the dark,
Bike headlight playing on the fog,
Warming up after a cold...
05-07-07, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By detrieux

Budbent, Your speed is in the excellent...

Budbent,

Your speed is in the excellent category as far as I am concerned so you should have no problem completing the 200 k. As most of the Rando riders will tell you, it is 90% mental for all...
03-23-07, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By detrieux

I moved from a high of 32 miles in 2 and 1/2...

I moved from a high of 32 miles in 2 and 1/2 hours to a very hilly 50 miles in 4 and 1/2 hours in one week. Will try for a 70 mile moderately flat to hilly in 5 to 6 hours next couple of weeks. ...
Forum: Recumbent
03-07-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,089
Posted By detrieux

N C, Never Never built one but very...

N C,

Never Never built one but very interested in your progress.

I would like to do one for my Rocket.

Any specifics would be greatly appreciated.
02-23-07, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,371
Posted By detrieux

Just retired at 56 from a stressful social work...

Just retired at 56 from a stressful social work job. Will do some work for the Juvenile Court on a very part time basis. Will finish building our house. We heat with wood, grow a large garden,...
02-14-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 661
Posted By detrieux

35.76

35.76
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By detrieux

vik, Great looking bike. Let us know how it...

vik,

Great looking bike. Let us know how it compares to your other ride(s).

I have been thinking about upgrading from a RANS Rocket to a Volae. Probably just a dream.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,023
Posted By detrieux

I am in. This will be the most number of days in...

I am in. This will be the most number of days in a single month before retirement on 1-1-07. Hope to make every day to and from which should be 22 days if I do not have to work on a Saturday.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By detrieux

Gravel road for about 2.5 miles of a 6.2 mile...

Gravel road for about 2.5 miles of a 6.2 mile commute. Includes a major down hill and major uphill on gravel both ways. Use a MTB with 1.5 armadillo tires. Have to brake down the hill because of...
03-28-06, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By detrieux

Well fellow riders, thanks for the input. I will...

Well fellow riders, thanks for the input. I will try to ride out the rest of the week if the work load permits. I have been lazy for about a week and that will stop tomorrow. I had a trip out of...
03-26-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By detrieux

Utility vs Recreational for 50 year olds

After reading Bike For Life, it got me to thinking that just riding is probably not the best thing to do. Since I have mostly been riding for pleasure, I have been thinking about changing to ride to...
03-25-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,104
Posted By detrieux

Shoe lace tips hitting the crank arm can cause a...

Shoe lace tips hitting the crank arm can cause a clinking noise. I know from experience.
03-17-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,578
Posted By detrieux

I just threw my mileage goals out the window. I...

I just threw my mileage goals out the window. I am now going to try for a commuter goal. Meaning how many days can I commute through the rest of the year. I do have a unique commute where I can...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-06, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,778
Posted By detrieux

I have 26 X 1.50 Armadillos. I have been riding...

I have 26 X 1.50 Armadillos. I have been riding the commute that travels about 3 miles on gravel/dirt roads. On the pavement we have black cinders for snow and ice. These things are a lot like...
12-29-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By detrieux

Got up and the weather was raining, drizzle,...

Got up and the weather was raining, drizzle, cloudy and 39 F. It was suppose to be 45 and not raining. Was not to happy but got dressed in appropriate gear and went for a ride. Climbing on the...
12-26-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,535
Posted By detrieux

A mink was a rare sighting, unfortunately it was...

A mink was a rare sighting, unfortunately it was road kill. Newly hatched box turtles about the size of quarters.
12-16-05, 04:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,535
Posted By detrieux

SE Ohio the strangest not listed were a very...

SE Ohio the strangest not listed were a very small snake with Ohio State colors of Crimson and Gray. Do not know the name but would like to know if any one has an idea. A copper head snake one...
12-10-05, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By detrieux

Gordy, I bought a light and other things...

Gordy,

I bought a light and other things from Battery Space. Excellent service. Really like the light. It is a NICAD 5 and 15 watt. Long run time. A little heavy but will take that for the...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-05, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,905
Posted By detrieux

And people wonder why I have second thoughts...

And people wonder why I have second thoughts about commuting for 5 days.

Did your Dad ever tell you what the Game Warden did with the cow killer? I am sure he had to forfeit his gun, pay for...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,905
Posted By detrieux

I have several acres of land and open it to all...

I have several acres of land and open it to all dependable hunters who ask to hunt. I wish hunters would kill more of the deer because they are such a nuisance. The woods and open land start right...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-05, 02:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,905
Posted By detrieux

Gun Deer Season Means No Commute

Fellow commuters,

I will not commute next week since it is deer gun season here in Ohio. I know this does not affect you urban dwellers but us rural commuters are at enough risk with darkend...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,308
Posted By detrieux

I want to go for a bike ride with our son. He is...

I want to go for a bike ride with our son. He is Journalist in the Navy on the Essex stationed out of Sasebo, Japan and has not been home since 8-04 and has not been home for Christmas since 2002.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By detrieux

RonH, Become a closet bent rider. Put a...

RonH,

Become a closet bent rider. Put a recumbent on the cycle ops in the basement. I won't tell anyone.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By detrieux

Many fast and now cold down hills, just as many...

Many fast and now cold down hills, just as many slow and hot climbs.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-05, 04:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

First ride in falling heavy snow of the season. ...

First ride in falling heavy snow of the season. Could hardly see going down hill so had to brake all the way down. Was really wet by the time I got to work but all equipment kept me warm. Clothing...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

Had the rain commute today as well. Just misting...

Had the rain commute today as well. Just misting on the trip home, raining on the way in. We got 3/4th of an inch. Need every drop we can get so I do not mind riding in the rain.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

Warm commute home and it may be the last one for...

Warm commute home and it may be the last one for a while. Looking forward to what ever the weather might bring.
Forum: Commuting
10-03-05, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

Nice ride in this morning. A very light fog that...

Nice ride in this morning. A very light fog that shimmered through the headlight. Was fun to watch. Staying dark later. Probably need to upgrade lights to get a little more distance with the...
09-16-05, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By detrieux

Gary, I do not know how you ride but if you...

Gary,

I do not know how you ride but if you are one that pushes himself on most rides, then slow way down and enjoy the scenary. This has worked for me on many occassions. A 10 mile ride may...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-05, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

Another 5 for 5 week of commuting. Next week is...

Another 5 for 5 week of commuting. Next week is only a 4 day week then a couple of weeks of vacation. Hopefully will get some extra riding in during the vacation. Was concerned that the remains of...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-05, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

Warm to cool back to warm morning commutes this...

Warm to cool back to warm morning commutes this week. Little shower on the way home tonight. This will be a tune up for the up coming weather. Made 4 out of 5.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-05, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

First time I did all 5 days commuting. With gas...

First time I did all 5 days commuting. With gas prices, may have to ride 5 days a week for quite some time.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 910,439
Posted By detrieux

A wet ride to work. First time in months since...

A wet ride to work. First time in months since there was rain on a ride. Did not really rain on me but fell off trees, splashed off road. Used rear blinker light and most drivers gave me more room...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-05, 09:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,063
Posted By detrieux

Full size refrigerator, have a larger door...

Full size refrigerator, have a larger door installed that will allow the easy transportation of the bike into the bike parking area, easy rack inside for bikes, small electric air pump with pressure...
07-29-05, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By detrieux

On the Discovery Channel they had programs on...

On the Discovery Channel they had programs on Lance A. They showed a wine cellar type location where they had several years worth of new tires aging just like wine. Hope this give you at least a...
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