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Forum: Touring
09-13-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By jeneralist

Bike/Barge tours in Europe?

I'm considering heading to Europe next year for my first bike tour in too long. At this point, I'm thinking of 7-10 days self-guided tour in the Netherlands, Germany, or Austria. The classic Danube...
07-24-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By jeneralist

I went back to Aerotech Designs. In the choice...

I went back to Aerotech Designs. In the choice between not-my-favorite color, and not-my-favorite chamois, not-my-favorite color won.
07-24-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles 7/4:...

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
7/4: 9.2 miles
7/7: 15.5 miles
7/8: 15.2 miles
7/16: 14.8 miles
7/18: 25.1 miles
7/19: 3.9 miles (but more hilly than usual, so I'm proud)
7/24: 31.6...
07-21-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By jeneralist

Source for large women's shorts?

I generally get my bike shorts form Aerotech Designs, and I'm quite happy with them -- except that for the past few weeks, when I look on their website they're out of stock for many shorts in my size...
07-19-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles 7/4:...

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
7/4: 9.2 miles
7/7: 15.5 miles
7/8: 15.2 miles
7/16: 14.8 miles
7/18: 25.1 miles
7/19: 3.9 miles (but more hilly than usual, so I'm proud)

95.0 MTD
07-19-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By jeneralist

Let me bring up a slightly different use case:...

Let me bring up a slightly different use case: touring. I'm not much interested in metrics on how fit I'm getting, VO2 max and lactate don't matter at all. Elevation matters, heart rate doesn't. I...
07-18-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles 7/4:...

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
7/4: 9.2 miles
7/7: 15.5 miles
7/8: 15.2 miles
7/16: 14.8 miles
7/18: 25.1 miles

91.1 MTD
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07-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 2,437,760
Posted By jeneralist

Another voice from the past! I started on...

Another voice from the past!

I started on bikeforums in 2009, posted regularly 2010-2014ish, and am just starting back. Good to see a familiar face.
07-08-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles 7/4:...

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
7/4: 9.2 miles
7/7: 15.5 miles
7/8: 15.2 miles

51.2 miles MTD
Forum: Touring
07-05-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,041
Posted By jeneralist

So glad to read you did it! And "Beans in the...

So glad to read you did it!
And "Beans in the Belfry" is still there....

CONGRATS!
07-05-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles 7/4:...

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
7/4: 9.2 miles

20.5 so far
07-03-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,789
Posted By jeneralist

250 sounds good for me. 7/3: 11.3 miles

250 sounds good for me.
7/3: 11.3 miles
06-06-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,516
Views: 2,437,760
Posted By jeneralist

Returning to the forums after about 3.5 years. ...

Returning to the forums after about 3.5 years.

First started hanging out here in late 2009. Started out sucking wind to ride 8 flat miles; got to the point where I was taking week-long, 350+ mile...
Forum: Northeast
11-07-18, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By jeneralist

[/color] Hi, Jim! You're right, I don't...

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Hi, Jim!

You're right, I don't do much posting these days. My knees don't have the strength they used to, so I'm using an e-bike now. I can do my commute to work, but I haven't done...
09-19-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By jeneralist

Indeed you did! I managed to dance for three or...

Indeed you did! I managed to dance for three or four songs before my knees let me know I'd had enough.
08-14-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,025
Posted By jeneralist

TKJava, what distance did you sign up for? ...

TKJava, what distance did you sign up for?

And do you have a link to your fundraising page?

I've done that ride about 5 times, each time doing the two-day (150-175 mile) version. The support...
08-13-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By jeneralist

Get on the bike and have some fun. Welcome...

Get on the bike and have some fun.

Welcome back!
08-13-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By jeneralist

First e-bike; and a rack question

Hey all!

I've been on the Forums for about five years now, but I've spent most of my time with Clydesdales&Athenas, and at Touring. I expect to be posting in Electric Bikes from time to time,...
Forum: Foo
08-12-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,528
Views: 113,450
Posted By jeneralist

The Perseid meteor shower makes me remember my...

The Perseid meteor shower makes me remember my 3rd grade teacher, who showed me the stars.
08-12-16, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,139
Posted By jeneralist

Starting my way back, with help

If I'm trying to "spin" things to keep my own spirits up, I tell myself that this has been a "rebuilding" year. A more objective observer might say that this is the Year Without Riding.

I've...
Forum: Touring
07-01-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 13,236
Posted By jeneralist

BigAura, please think twice before you start...

BigAura, please think twice before you start telling folks to be ashamed.
I'm not sure what you think you mean by "real bicycle people", so here are some of my bona fides: Started riding in 2010,...
04-24-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By jeneralist

Rock on! Glad to hear the good news!

Rock on! Glad to hear the good news!
04-24-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jeneralist

Update: well, it ain't my...

Update: well, it ain't my tendons/meniscus/cartilage -- it's nothing mechanical. Turns out to be more on the medical side of things.

Doc took some of the fluid off my knees. They didn't find...
04-03-16, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jeneralist

At least I'm not feeling like I'm missing much...

At least I'm not feeling like I'm missing much riding this week: Philly is currently experiencing temps around 40*F, with 40mph winds.

Of course, now that I've been having this go on for 3 months,...
03-29-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jeneralist

X-rays, yes; MRI, no. There's not a lot of...

X-rays, yes; MRI, no. There's not a lot of reason to think that I've torn anything, so I'm doing PT first; if I don't get better as expected, then maybe an MRI.
03-27-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jeneralist

Thanks for the kind words. Dave, so far I haven't...

Thanks for the kind words. Dave, so far I haven't regained more than my usual winter; but now that spring is coming, I really want to find a way to keep moving. I'm afraid that if I don't stay...
03-26-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By jeneralist

Down to 8 miles, and scared

Hey all --

Those who started on this forum in the last year or two may not recognize me. I started riding in 2009, started posting in 2010, dropped 65+ pounds, and worked my way up from sucking...
Forum: Touring
01-17-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,425
Posted By jeneralist

velostickers.com ? veloink.com ?

velostickers.com ?
veloink.com ?
11-29-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,010
Posted By jeneralist

I did better with cleats than I did with the...

I did better with cleats than I did with the old-style "clips" (aka, cages for your feet). Fell the first day I was using the clips: needed to put my feet down quickly, and the only way out of the...
10-19-15, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,691
Posted By jeneralist

I had gastric banding, sometimes called "lap...

I had gastric banding, sometimes called "lap band", done in January 2010. It's a style of bariatric surgery that doesn't get done too often these days -- the adjustable band that goes around the...
Forum: Foo
10-07-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 34,567
Posted By jeneralist

As with my contributions last year, these may be...

As with my contributions last year, these may be more Samhain than Halloween:

Jim's Big Ego, "Everything Must Go":...
10-01-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,136
Posted By jeneralist

Well, maybe the Pope couldn't stop the ride, but...

Well, maybe the Pope couldn't stop the ride, but something did: for the first time in 30+ years, the City to Shore ride is being cancelled due to weather. With rain already drenching the area and a...
09-29-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By jeneralist

So I rode into work around 10AM on Sunday, with...

So I rode into work around 10AM on Sunday, with the Papal Mass slated for 4 pm.

The main MUP into downtown had a fraction of the riders usually out on a fine Sunday, and the road it parallels was...
09-29-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By jeneralist

Yippee and yahoo!

Yippee and yahoo!
09-25-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By jeneralist

A couple of different ways to deal with that:...

A couple of different ways to deal with that: stink-resistant clothes, avoiding stink-prone packing, and actually washing clothes from time to time.

I'll start with the last one first: doing...
Forum: Touring
09-24-15, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By jeneralist

I have one as well, in red; now about 3 years...

I have one as well, in red; now about 3 years old. Quite pleased with it so far.
09-23-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By jeneralist

Then there's the Wonder Woman cyclist Halloween...

Then there's the Wonder Woman cyclist Halloween costume, where the cable for the bike lock double as the lasso of truth....
09-23-15, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By jeneralist

The folks I work with tend to be fit, but running...

The folks I work with tend to be fit, but running and yoga are the big things at my office. The folks who do ride a bike consider "outdoors" to be a weird place for a spin class. Commuting just...
09-21-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By jeneralist

The big question is how full of pedestrians the...

The big question is how full of pedestrians the car-less streets will be.

I'll keep y'all posted....
09-21-15, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By jeneralist

Congratulations! That's a huge milestone!

Congratulations! That's a huge milestone!
09-21-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By jeneralist

Glad to hear you're mostly OK.

Glad to hear you're mostly OK.
09-20-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,467
Posted By jeneralist

Biking saves the day at work

Here in Philadelphia, we're getting ready for the Pope to visit it in a few days. Large swaths of downtown (or, as we call it, "Center City") will be closed to cars in preparation for public events...
09-19-15, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By jeneralist

Sweet looking bike... And welcome back!

Sweet looking bike... And welcome back!
09-17-15, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,250
Posted By jeneralist

I wouldn't be a Clyde (200 lbs and over) but I...

I wouldn't be a Clyde (200 lbs and over) but I think I'll always be in the 'Theena category (150 pounds and up).

Here's the "before" (or, more accurately, "just starting"), September 2009:
477890...
09-16-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,250
Posted By jeneralist

More fun while I'm doing it? Probably the group...

More fun while I'm doing it? Probably the group tours. The Bon Ton Roulet and the Ride Around Washington gave me people to chat with who were experiencing the same thing.
But I find I get more...
09-11-15, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By jeneralist

If you're planning on the Katy Trail, you may...

If you're planning on the Katy Trail, you may want to use a shuttle service to get you back to your starting point. Some info at Katy Trail Trip Planner...
Forum: Touring
09-11-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,449
Posted By jeneralist

I have wide sit bones and ride with more of an...

I have wide sit bones and ride with more of an upright posture: the Brooks B68 works for me. Unfortunately, it's been discontinued.
09-10-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By jeneralist

Ah, temporary tooth filling kit, under $3 at fine...

Ah, temporary tooth filling kit, under $3 at fine pharmacies everywhere!

For me, bike socks (at least in summer) are little anklet socks made out of wool and nylon.

And oh! to be reminded...
09-10-15, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,582
Posted By jeneralist

Packing list & touring tips

As I was posting my recent bike tour, I had a few folks ask for my packing list. It looks like there are a bunch of Clydes – and maybe a few ‘Theenas, too – who are thinking about going for that...
09-08-15, 06:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,250
Posted By jeneralist

At the end...

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