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Forum: Introductions
04-20-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By bjjoondo

Welcome from a couple of recreation/utility...

Welcome from a couple of recreation/utility riders from Colorado Springs!!! Sounds like you've got quite a future challenge, all the best at the RAA!! :)
04-12-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 25,844
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Posted By bjjoondo

Friday was COLD and WINDY but Sat. and Sun....

Friday was COLD and WINDY but Sat. and Sun. turned out great, 60 F, sunny with a bit of wind so we headed out on the area urban and rail trails, bike lanes and back streets. We managed 43 miles for...
04-03-21, 06:51 PM
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Posted By bjjoondo

WOW, a unbelievable early spring day here in So....

WOW, a unbelievable early spring day here in So. Colorado, 75 F (new record), just a breeze and lot's of SUN!! Had to take my old bike up to the shop to be packed and shipped to a new owner, the shop...
04-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,214
Posted By bjjoondo

The one I have on my Escape 3 Comfort is a...

The one I have on my Escape 3 Comfort is a blackburn Grid 2, seems like a fairly HD version, good for touring, jmho. :) I'm sure as long as you make sure it's a disc brake rack IF you have disc...
04-03-21, 07:33 AM
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Posted By bjjoondo

Friday, Apr. 2, had a MTB sized triple crankset...

Friday, Apr. 2, had a MTB sized triple crankset put on my Giant Escape 3 Comfort to make hills easier to climb so I walked the 3 miles from the apt. to the shop, then took the bike out on the Midland...
04-03-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 296,956
Posted By bjjoondo

I changed out the stock 28/38/44 triple crankset...

I changed out the stock 28/38/44 triple crankset for a 22/32/44 triple crankset to make climbing uphill grades and hills much easier, top end speed means ZERO to me so it works well for ME!! Added a...
04-03-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,214
Posted By bjjoondo

As of March 17th. I got a Escape 3 Comfort hybrid...

As of March 17th. I got a Escape 3 Comfort hybrid and it's a fun machine to ride, LOL, it's taking me a bit to get use to riding a "diamond framed" bicycle again, as the recumbent trike and the RANS...
04-03-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 18,214
Posted By bjjoondo

I've been happy with the Blackburn series of...

I've been happy with the Blackburn series of racks, that's what I've got on my 2021 Escape 3 Comfort, very versatile with different styles and nice rack bags that "click in" and lock on some the...
03-23-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,071
Posted By bjjoondo

Strange question, if you want SPEED then it would...

Strange question, if you want SPEED then it would make sense to by a "serious ROAD bike" not a hybrid, jmho. Hybrid's best attribute is that's it's "versatile" Rail Trail, Urban streets, even light...
03-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 296,956
Posted By bjjoondo

Got my new Giant Escape 3 Comfort on the 17th. of...

Got my new Giant Escape 3 Comfort on the 17th. of March but the weather was cruddy till Sat. the 20th. so I did a bit of upgrading, #1. the stock seat is worthless, bought a Sell-Royal Respiro Gel...
03-22-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By bjjoondo

24 speed Electra Townie for sale

My wife is wanting to sell her 2007 Electra Townie 21d, that's been upgraded to a 24 speed set up. 26 in. wheels, with a 22/32/44 triple chain wheel and 11x34 freewheel to make climbing HILLS easier....
03-22-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 229
Posted By bjjoondo

Thumbs up 2007 RANS Fusion "crank forward" bike for SALE

I'm selling my RANS Fusion "crank forward" bike, Over all condition is "very good", updated from the original 18 speed with 6 speed freewheel to a 24 speed with a 8 speed 11x34 freewheel. SunTour...
03-22-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

On Sat. the 20th. got my first ride on my new...

On Sat. the 20th. got my first ride on my new Giant Escape 3 Comfort Hybrid, quite a change from the RANS Fusion "crank forward" bike I was riding and the recumbent trikes before that!! Gona take a...
03-22-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7,663
Views: 2,490,522
Posted By bjjoondo

Hello, well my wife Jo and I have joined the...

Hello, well my wife Jo and I have joined the ranks of Hybrid Riders, as of 3-17-21 I now ride a Giant Escape 3 Comfort model and as of 3-20-21 Jo rides a LIV Alight 3 model! I got in a 19 mile ride...
03-09-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,341
Posted By bjjoondo

My wife, JoLynn has very short legs and we...

My wife, JoLynn has very short legs and we changed out her Crank arms to "152 mm" triple crankset and she says it's a LOT easier on her knees and let's her "SPIN" much more than before. I'm thinking...
03-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 25,844
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Posted By bjjoondo

Got in 20 miles on what's suppose to be the LAST...

Got in 20 miles on what's suppose to be the LAST nice day for ride before a possible heavy winter snow fall heads in for late Weds. into Thursday, Fri, Sat, Sun!! :O Partly sunny, 66 F and a bit...
03-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

Well today it's cloudy, chilly and the say it...

Well today it's cloudy, chilly and the say it will rain, then turn into snow this afternoon, we did get lucky as we had 2 nice days in a row (Tue/Wed), 60 F, sunny, just a bit of wind! :) We rode 23...
02-24-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, well we had Spring for one day, yesterday it...

LOL, well we had Spring for one day, yesterday it was 50F+, sunny, warm with just a bit of breeze, today it's cloudy, 30F, windy with snow coming in by late afternoon and into Thursday morning, RATS...
02-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

Finally a sunny and warm ride after the week+ of...

Finally a sunny and warm ride after the week+ of Deep Freeze here in So. Colorado! Took a mostly Bike Lanes route up to the base of North Cheyenne Canyon Park, (the road to the top is closed to do...
02-21-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,156
Posted By bjjoondo

Not this year we were sharing a house/garage with...

Not this year we were sharing a house/garage with my brother and he has COPD badly so I volunteered to shovel the snow but we now live in a 2nd. story one bedroom apartment so the only shoveling I...
02-21-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,517
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, as my wife and I both say, at this age We DO...

LOL, as my wife and I both say, at this age We DO NOT RUN!! We ride bikes MUCH EASIER and do a lot of walking but running is history for us!! ;)
02-19-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 29,511
Posted By bjjoondo

For us it was Volksmarching, if the march was...

For us it was Volksmarching, if the march was close enough to walk or catch a city bus to then we tried it but it didn't work out well. Lot's of great places to walk/hike in CO. but without a car a...
02-18-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,281
Posted By bjjoondo

No garage, live in a 2nd. floor one bedroom...

No garage, live in a 2nd. floor one bedroom apartment, lucky for me the wife loves to ride her bicycle as much as I do so we found a apt. with a LONG front room and use the bottom half as our...
02-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,708
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, well if you add all the accessories added...

LOL, well if you add all the accessories added and the bikes themselves, then we are just at that $2000 number? Alas no garage so our bike area is at the end of our front room in our 2nd. floor one...
02-18-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,050
Posted By bjjoondo

I'd seriously look into COMFORT bikes, they are...

I'd seriously look into COMFORT bikes, they are great for dirt trails or paved trails, lot's of adjustments in the handle bars, stem, usually has a suspension set post and can handle fenders, racks,...
02-18-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By bjjoondo

How many days has the Deep Freeze, forced you on your Trainer?

Well my last ride was on Feb. 9th. and that was a Chilly Ride as it never quite made 30 F, that day but the trails were dry it was sunny! Alas then So. CO. got the Deep Freeze and a bit of snow too...
02-13-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By bjjoondo

My wife and I also use a basic recumbent style...

My wife and I also use a basic recumbent style trainer, a Gold's Gym 400 Ri, it does display, speed, watts, rpm's, time, etc. it's able to do a blue tooth connection to I-fit but sadly we can't...
02-13-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By bjjoondo

Need to remove a redundant thread I started?

Hello Admins, in the Recreational and Family Thread I started two different threads but in the long run they are really kinda the same thing! I went in to delete the DID YOU RIDE TODAY thread as I...
02-13-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By bjjoondo

Got in a chilly ride on Thursday 11th. of Feb....

Got in a chilly ride on Thursday 11th. of Feb. Sadly the last ride before a serious Artic Cold Front for the next several days! :( I headed over the Sinton trail to the Foothills trail that goes...
02-10-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, the weather guess'ers said it was going to...

LOL, the weather guess'ers said it was going to be 42 F and sunny but it wasn't warming up much at all. The wife didn't want to ride so I headed out on my own at a crisp 24 F. which for me is a COLD...
02-09-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By bjjoondo

Hey, neighbor, it's a RANS Fusion and my wife Jo...

Hey, neighbor, it's a RANS Fusion and my wife Jo rides a Electra Townie 21d (21 speed version). Maybe we can hook up and ride one day! :) bjandjoondo@gmail.com I live over by the old Penrose...
02-08-21, 07:51 AM
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Posted By bjjoondo

We got a dusting of snow this morning but did get...

We got a dusting of snow this morning but did get in a 20 mile, but VERY WINDY ride on Sunday, headed out in search of some pasta for lunch and found two places CLOSED due to the Super Bowl, finally...
02-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By bjjoondo

Got a dusting of snow last night but we did get...

Got a dusting of snow last night but we did get in a VERY windy 20 mile ride on Sunday! :)...
02-03-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 61,232
Posted By bjjoondo

Just built up this homemade from a old Burley...

Just built up this homemade from a old Burley Child Carrier Trailer on Feb. 1st. Photo is the "successful test ride" on Feb. 2nd. It pull's easy will be using for FOOD and larger items, My old truck...
02-03-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 344,464
Posted By bjjoondo

Thumbs up Just built up a homemade utility trailer from a...

Just built up a homemade utility trailer from a old "Burley Child Carrier Trailer", I found for cheap! Found a great TUB to put in it and got it all together and mounted up on Feb. 1. On the 2nd. we...
02-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By bjjoondo

We had a rare perfect winter day on Tuesday the...

We had a rare perfect winter day on Tuesday the 2nd. of Feb. so we got in 17 miles 60F and SUNNY! Testing out a new style seat and my "home built" trailer on my RANS Fusion crank forward bike, we...
02-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

Our ride on Feb. 2 was a TEST ride for two...

Our ride on Feb. 2 was a TEST ride for two different changes, I switch from the stock fc-1 seat on my RANS Fusion crank forward bike to a Cloud 9 Cruiser Contour Saddle. The old saddle is designed to...
01-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,969
Views: 578,988
Posted By bjjoondo

On the Foothills Trail highest point looking down...

On the Foothills Trail highest point looking down into the valley and the Garden of the Gods, Co. Springs, CO. ...
01-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By bjjoondo

You also might want to look into a Comfort Bike,...

You also might want to look into a Comfort Bike, it's really a very basic MTB but it has more adjustability for comfort and makes a great all around riding machine, jmho. Most bicycle manufactures...
01-23-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,164
Posted By bjjoondo

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather...

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather report saying that there would be HIGH WINDS on Saturday, we headed north on the Pikes Peak Greenway then west on the Sinton Trail. Then turned south...
01-23-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By bjjoondo

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather...

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather report saying that there would be HIGH WINDS on Saturday, we headed north on the Pikes Peak Greenway then west on the Sinton Trail. Then turned south...
01-23-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather...

We decided to ride on Friday due to the weather report saying that there would be HIGH WINDS on Saturday, we headed north on the Pikes Peak Greenway then west on the Sinton Trail. Then turned south...
01-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By bjjoondo

Well she will change a tire by herself and has...

Well she will change a tire by herself and has done it out on the ride but usually it's ME!! It's like this, she sews and I bought some jersery's at a great price but found out the pockets were TINY...
01-22-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

Got in 17 miles on Thursday with my wife Jo, we...

Got in 17 miles on Thursday with my wife Jo, we rode over to Manitou Springs, via the Palmer Mesa Greenway and the Midland Trail. Stopped at the Buffalo Lodge Bicycle Resort here in Co. Springs, as...
01-18-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,126
Posted By bjjoondo

My wife, JoLynn is my Wing Man and the best...

My wife, JoLynn is my Wing Man and the best riding buddy I've ever had, that includes while we where members of a couple of different bike clubs over the years! She's a very slow but steady rider,...
01-18-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,073
Posted By bjjoondo

Wow, I can't even image 90-100 rpm's. while...

Wow, I can't even image 90-100 rpm's. while riding outside, sure on the cycle trainer I can spin that up for couple of minutes but on a constant over 12 miles, YIKES!! :O I'm happy to maintain 70...
01-18-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,073
Posted By bjjoondo

LOL, well I guess I'm a total WHIMP here as I...

LOL, well I guess I'm a total WHIMP here as I normally change out the stock triple on my bike for a MTB 22/32/44 set up as fast as possible!!!! We have a LOT of hills here in Colorado Springs, even...
01-18-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25,844
Views: 2,621,365
Posted By bjjoondo

On Sunday we got in 16 miles on a chilly but...

On Sunday we got in 16 miles on a chilly but sunny So. CO. day. We rode mostly urban trails and bike lanes with a few back streets thrown in the mix! We headed up into the lower area of the North...
01-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,019
Posted By bjjoondo

In 1970 I was a sophomore in H.S., got a job at...

In 1970 I was a sophomore in H.S., got a job at the only bike shop in our little Village and rode a Olmo Italian 10 speed racer!! Helped several friends onto Euro 10 speeds from stingrays. We always...
Forum: Introductions
01-14-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By bjjoondo

Welcome, from Colorado Springs!! A new shop...

Welcome, from Colorado Springs!! A new shop that's cool, hope you enjoy it here, it's a nice place but a bit on the expensive side. ENJOY and good luck on the shop opening! :)
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