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Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 995
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall...

Yes, I care. For me, it's part of the overall experience of bicycle commuting. I really love being on my bike and moving myself from point A to point B using my energy. I have a free last line on...
09-20-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 922
Posted By Bassmanbob

If you want something smaller, I drive the Mazda...

If you want something smaller, I drive the Mazda 3 hatchback and have a Kuat trailer on the back. I can afford a more expensive car, but I'm really happy with my Mazda. It's reliable, comfortable...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,169
Posted By Bassmanbob

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to...

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to Florida State University (the Seminoles) and University of Central Florida (the Knights), so we're not Gator fans.

Seriously, I've ridden Gatorskins...
08-22-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Bassmanbob

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a...

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a whole group of riders from Puerto Rico who support a guy with Parkinson’s. After the ride I talked to him at length about his disease and how cycling has...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,451
Posted By Bassmanbob

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of...

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of five days-- the rest I drive. I could commute four days a week, but there are varied reasons I only commute two. When I decided to take this on, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,987
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've done both, but more often move to the right...

I've done both, but more often move to the right of the front car now. I used to line up, but if I'm more than four or five cars back, I can't go fast enough to keep up with the drivers. Then cars...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,404
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
05-27-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,913
Posted By Bassmanbob

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from...

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from 50- 100 miles. When I first started cycling, I did too much too soon. A friend told me to increase my weekend endurance rides by 10% every other week....
05-27-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By Bassmanbob

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not...

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not retired, but I make a fairly comfortable living. I also have little to no desire for material things with the exception of two really nice bass guitars and...
05-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,094
Posted By Bassmanbob

Enjoy: ...

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
05-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,126
Posted By Bassmanbob

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If...

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If the key fob gets wet, it may not unlock the door.
05-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By Bassmanbob

So you left a bike lock on a stand for a month...

So you left a bike lock on a stand for a month and didn’t think it was going to be removed? The Parks Department probably removed it as litter.
05-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,215
Posted By Bassmanbob

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were...

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were discouraging anyone from any kind of riding. I know you did not intend that. And yes, my body is a better indicator of how far I should push myself...
04-08-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,752
Posted By Bassmanbob

You are not part of the problem, at least in...

You are not part of the problem, at least in Florida. People are encouraged to go out for a walk or bike ride as long as they stay away from others. But perhaps the other people are not part of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Bassmanbob

If you are considering a bike trailer, I'd look...

If you are considering a bike trailer, I'd look at the Kuat trailers. They have a few different models that can accommodate both two or four bikes. Some also have cable locks built in for your bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,407
Posted By Bassmanbob

I was thinking about this while riding yesterday....

I was thinking about this while riding yesterday. I think all the posts in this thread involve visual vanity. I mostly don't care about how I look or who passes me, except this one time a family of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,407
Posted By Bassmanbob

That was YOU??? Oh, man. And I was so...

That was YOU??? Oh, man. And I was so impressed...
03-30-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By Bassmanbob

This does not surprise me. The Florida State...

This does not surprise me. The Florida State parks have been closed. My wife and I were hiking each weekend to get out, yet keep away from people. Unfortunately, I guess the parks were being used...
03-28-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By Bassmanbob

My wife and I were doing weekly hikes in our...

My wife and I were doing weekly hikes in our state parks. They've all been shut down now. I suppose they were concerned with people gathering together to do things like playing sports or having...
03-28-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,052
Posted By Bassmanbob

LOVE this video. Thank you!

LOVE this video. Thank you!
Forum: Touring
03-25-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,188
Posted By Bassmanbob

Thanks for making and posting your videos. I...

Thanks for making and posting your videos. I always enjoy them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bassmanbob

I didnít express this, but this is what I was...

I didnít express this, but this is what I was thinking when I started this thread. I was wondering if I became fixated on Amazon Prime vans. Perhaps the first one that passed me, did so closely, and...
03-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've been training for this moment for so long...

I've been training for this moment for so long...
03-11-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 915
Posted By Bassmanbob

Let me be clear. Living at or near the beach is...

Let me be clear. Living at or near the beach is different than living 2 miles from the ocean. The salt content in the air is far less where I live than on the barrier islands, but I have not had...
03-09-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,997
Posted By Bassmanbob

Go to the ER. Don't panic, just go. Seriously. ...

Go to the ER. Don't panic, just go. Seriously. I love it when people ask here about different pains. Don't screw with what may be your heart. Just go.
03-06-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,411
Posted By Bassmanbob

Get a really big one of these: ...

Get a really big one of these:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/522x522/hamster_ball_fbc6839d261efe9acc40b25d5a5457771d9aa789.jpg
02-28-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,937
Posted By Bassmanbob

Maybe they don't want you to do this... ...

Maybe they don't want you to do this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
02-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,633
Posted By Bassmanbob

I fell face down and became unconscious for 3.5...

I fell face down and became unconscious for 3.5 minutes while riding with a group about 16 months ago. Fortunately, one of the other riders was a podiatrist who immediately realized my airway was...
01-30-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,545
Posted By Bassmanbob

I can forgive him for doping... everybody did it....

I can forgive him for doping... everybody did it.

I can forgive him for lying about the doping... everybody did it.

I can't forgive him for ruining those people's lives who told the truth.

I...
01-13-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bassmanbob

Day #15...

Day #15 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=15) :
I got moved to the Blogging section of Bike Forums. I didn't know this place existed. Anyway...

Today was a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,252
Posted By Bassmanbob

This is one of the best threads in months. ...

This is one of the best threads in months.

I've performed the Idaho stops.
I've peed outdoors.
I've ridden on a closed road.
I've kissed a girl while riding, but we both instantly paid for...
01-12-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,070
Posted By Bassmanbob

Sorry to hear. May you get passed this sad time...

Sorry to hear. May you get passed this sad time sooner than later.
01-06-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bassmanbob

Day #8...

Day #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) :
I had another pretty good day for eating, exercise and weight. I got up at 4:30 AM for a 5 AM, 13 mile ride. That was a...
01-04-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bassmanbob

Day # 6: I cycled 34.5 miles today with my...

Day # 6:
I cycled 34.5 miles today with my local club and had my butt handed to me on the return ride. There was a 10- 15 mph headwind, and it killed me. I was one of the last to leave the rest...
01-04-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,915
Posted By Bassmanbob

My goal this year is to average 75 miles a week. ...

My goal this year is to average 75 miles a week. So my goal for January is 335 miles. I have a conference to attend that will prevent my Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday rides from happening. I...
01-03-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 19,506
Posted By Bassmanbob

I know a guy in his late 80's whose family took...

I know a guy in his late 80's whose family took his bike away from him. He subsequently bought a new bike and gear and leaves it all at his friend's house. I told him I want to be him when I'm in...
01-03-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,205
Posted By Bassmanbob

If you want a break from the cold in October, the...

If you want a break from the cold in October, the Rails to Trails Century organized ride is in Inverness, FL on the Withlacoochee Trail. The trail is about 45 miles long, and the century ride has...
01-01-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bassmanbob

Day #3...

Day #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) almost complete and successful. I had one episode of craving for carbs, but I replaced that with a small wedge of low fat...
01-01-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By Bassmanbob

32.5 miles this morning with my local bike club. ...

32.5 miles this morning with my local bike club. I haven't ridden with them in months and was warmly welcomed back. I look forward to weight loss this year, so my response to their welcome back...
01-01-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bassmanbob

Just in case you are considering a side trip to...

Just in case you are considering a side trip to Florida, the most popular ride is the Horrible Hundred in Clermont, FL. It's a hilly (4,700 ft of elevation) fun ride just before Thanksgiving (when...
12-30-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By Bassmanbob

Day #1 Today...

Again.

This morning (Monday December 30), I weighed more than ever at 232 lbs. I'm technically 82 pounds overweight, but 150 pounds was my ideal weight in high school-- I'm now almost 55...
11-06-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By Bassmanbob

Actually, I wasnít complaining of the expense of...

Actually, I wasnít complaining of the expense of the items, I was making fun of myself for wanting at least half of the stuff in the video.
10-22-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 29,048
Posted By Bassmanbob

"I like Trek bikes, and I can not...

"I like Trek bikes, and I can not lie!!!"
10-12-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By Bassmanbob

While I’d hate to have to use it, I’ve thought...

While I’d hate to have to use it, I’ve thought about carrying mace with me on my slower commutes. What’s the consensus on that?
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,497
Posted By Bassmanbob

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't...

This sounds somewhat appealing to me, but I don't think I would do this with two young kids. I'm no psychologist, but I would think that kids want or need more stability. Don't take my word for it....
06-03-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,239
Posted By Bassmanbob

In an attempt to be honest, I've always said that...

In an attempt to be honest, I've always said that there are three sides to every argument or issue in a marriage: His, Hers and the Truth that sits somewhere in between. Perspective is everything.
06-03-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,239
Posted By Bassmanbob

Literally, I laughed out loud. Thanks.

Literally, I laughed out loud. Thanks.
06-03-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,239
Posted By Bassmanbob

My wife has her first solo therapy session this...

My wife has her first solo therapy session this Wednesday. We do vacation alone as a couple twice a year. We mutually enjoy hiking in national or state parks, and we've been doing that for the...
06-02-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,239
Posted By Bassmanbob

I like the idea of date nights. We used to do...

I like the idea of date nights. We used to do this; I need to start this again. We do excursions on the weekends to local gardens, hiking or other attractions. Date night during the week would be...
06-02-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,239
Posted By Bassmanbob

LOL. Yeah, I get confused people with that. ...

LOL. Yeah, I get confused people with that. I've played bass guitar in bands that play rock, classic pop, current pop, disco, Motown from the 1950's to the current day.
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