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06-28-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,367
Posted By BugDude

Camelback Podium Big Chill insulated 25oz bottle....

Camelback Podium Big Chill insulated 25oz bottle. Once I found these the rest of my water bottles became obsolete. They rule!!!
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06-21-15, 09:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,359
Posted By BugDude

I had a rabbit run between my front and rear tire...

I had a rabbit run between my front and rear tire under my pedals while I was going about 13 mph on my hybrid in my subdivision early one morning. I've had lots of them jump right in front of me,...
06-17-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,659
Posted By BugDude

A hybrid works great for me on weekdays in my...

A hybrid works great for me on weekdays in my subdivision and I'm thinking of getting a road bike eventually for longer weekend rides out on a local long straight path.
06-13-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,949
Posted By BugDude

I second this. Body Glide is great and when it...

I second this. Body Glide is great and when it gets wet it gets more slippery. It's not gooie feeling at all. I like the stick type. If I'm getting up really early in the morning I'll put it on...
06-12-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By BugDude

The HR1400 is rated for 45 lbs PER bike. So in 2...

The HR1400 is rated for 45 lbs PER bike. So in 2 bike mode it could support 90 lbs.
06-12-15, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By BugDude

I've got the Hollywood HR1400 2 bike expandable...

I've got the Hollywood HR1400 2 bike expandable to 4 bike rack. It comes with a locking hitch pin and locking cable to secure the bikes. Solid, sturdy, easy to use. I've used it mostly with the 2...
06-09-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By BugDude

I've been riding most every day for 4 months and...

I've been riding most every day for 4 months and I still catch myself doing it...even though I'm consciously aware of it and actively working on relaxing my shoulders downward. I don't know why I do...
06-08-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,537
Posted By BugDude

I had a similar amount to lose but had not been...

I had a similar amount to lose but had not been on a bike since I was a kid. I bought a new Giant Sedona DX hybrid for $400. A good quality relatively inexpensive but not el cheapo versatile bike....
06-07-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By BugDude

1) Padded bike gloves. Made a big difference...

1) Padded bike gloves. Made a big difference for me.
2) Grip in such a manner that the back of your hand is in line with your arm (not bent at the wrist).
3) Don't put the palm of your hand on...
Forum: Southeast
06-07-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,823
Views: 395,141
Posted By BugDude

I did a 35 miler today. Started in Starkey Park...

I did a 35 miler today. Started in Starkey Park in New Port Richey FL and connected to the Suncoast Parkway bike path and rode that for a while then looped back. Really nice day and nice ride.
06-07-15, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,635
Posted By BugDude

I've had tailbone pain for 20 years. I've broken...

I've had tailbone pain for 20 years. I've broken it several times and I have a very hard time getting comfortable for any length of time. Always shifting around. I just started biking this year...
06-07-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By BugDude

Dremel moto tool for the rust. 3M Rubbing...

Dremel moto tool for the rust. 3M Rubbing Compound for the paint.
06-07-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,113
Posted By BugDude

Depending on how handy you are or how many...

Depending on how handy you are or how many friends you have that do metal work, you could build one using 2" square steel tubing and corrugated sheet metal. It could be welded, bolted using carriage...
06-05-15, 06:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,445
Posted By BugDude

I wonder the same thing driving my truck...

I wonder the same thing driving my truck sometimes. People tailgating and zipping in and out of traffic cutting people off just to end up at the same stop light waiting like the rest of us that were...
06-03-15, 05:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 16,131
Posted By BugDude

If the store guys only ride road bikes at 20+ mph...

If the store guys only ride road bikes at 20+ mph and 60+ miles at a time with their butt way up and their head way down, then they would think that hybrids are a waste of money...for them. But...
06-03-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,741
Posted By BugDude

I'm in the same boat. When I go with her for a...

I'm in the same boat. When I go with her for a ride, it's just a casual warm up for me. I do my real riding later by myself.
06-01-15, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By BugDude

On the local MUP I found a $5 bill and also a...

On the local MUP I found a $5 bill and also a flashing bike tail light that works and has good batteries in it. I also found a really nice pair of sunglasses in my subdivision. That's it so far. ...
06-01-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,659
Posted By BugDude

With the same amount of work and effort, a road...

With the same amount of work and effort, a road bike may go faster than a hybrid due to radius of wheel, width of tire and road resistance, gearing, etc. but all that means is with the same amount of...
05-31-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,249
Posted By BugDude

+1. Like American Express...don't leave home...

+1. Like American Express...don't leave home without it.
05-31-15, 02:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,659
Posted By BugDude

I've lost 32 pounds since February 6th when I...

I've lost 32 pounds since February 6th when I bought my hybrid. I've also used an app (Lose it) to track my calories and stay on budget of 1600 per day. I've also ridden 1,017 miles since then too....
05-31-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,249
Posted By BugDude

As a proud Appalachian Mountain American I find...

As a proud Appalachian Mountain American I find your broad generalization of "hillbilly" to grossly miss the mark. I didn't encounter the swarms of jerks until I moved to the flatlands. I've seen...
05-31-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 14,250
Posted By BugDude

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22 First...

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22
First Stretch Goal: 300 *reached on 5/25
Second Stretch Goal: 350 *reached on 5/30
Third Stretch Goal: 375 *reached on 5/31

MTD thru 5/31: 376.12...
Forum: Introductions
05-30-15, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By BugDude

I live just north of Tampa and hit the J B...

I live just north of Tampa and hit the J B Starkey Wilderness Park trail ad connect to the Suncoast trail a couple times a week. I go early in the morning. I average 13-14 mph. If you're interested...
05-30-15, 08:57 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 14,250
Posted By BugDude

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22 First...

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22
First Stretch Goal: 300 *reached on 5/25
Second Stretch Goal: 350 *reached on 5/30
Third Stretch Goal: 375

MTD thru 5/30: 368.40 miles

I only...
05-29-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 14,250
Posted By BugDude

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22 First...

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22
First Stretch Goal: 300 *reached on 5/25
Second Stretch Goal: 350
Third Stretch Goal: 375

MTD thru 5/29: 346.17 miles

I've planned a 22 mile...
05-29-15, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By BugDude

I unintentionally ate a bug the other...

I unintentionally ate a bug the other morning...just grabbed a water bottle and washed it down. Keep peddling.
05-28-15, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,063
Posted By BugDude

I've used Lose-it religiously for 4 months. I...

I've used Lose-it religiously for 4 months. I only use it to track my caloric intake and percentages of proteins, fat, carbs. I trakc my exercise on MapMyRun. I have figured out that whatever...
05-28-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,123
Posted By BugDude

If you work hard, make good money, and don't blow...

If you work hard, make good money, and don't blow money on stupid stuff you shouldn't have to justify it at all. Work hard, play hard, enjoy.
05-28-15, 07:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,249
Posted By BugDude

The world is full of idiots and for some reason...

The world is full of idiots and for some reason they seem to feel compelled to demonstrate their idiocy with loud vocalizations out of car windows. Ignore it, pretend you don't even hear it, and...
05-27-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,904
Posted By BugDude

A little bit of stupid can hurt for a long time,...

A little bit of stupid can hurt for a long time, but extremely high levels of stupid only hurt for a second or two.
05-26-15, 08:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By BugDude

I've jumped into biking as hard as I can for a...

I've jumped into biking as hard as I can for a man my age and weight, but I leave enough gas in the tank to take the old tractor around the farm and plow a few rows as often and long as I want. ...
05-26-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By BugDude

I have a 4 door truck and still have a hitch...

I have a 4 door truck and still have a hitch mounted rack. My truck has a camper shell on it and makes it difficult. The rack is easier. When we go on vacation the back of the truck is full so the...
05-26-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By BugDude

What takes you so long to hit the road? You...

What takes you so long to hit the road? You should be peddling by 6:10.
05-26-15, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By BugDude

Thanks to all!!! I'm totally addicted to biking...

Thanks to all!!! I'm totally addicted to biking and am reading and learning every day. Wish I had discovered it sooner!!! This site is a wealth of information and I'm glad to be participating here.
05-26-15, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,481
Posted By BugDude

That was literally head over heals. Brutal indeed.

That was literally head over heals. Brutal indeed.
05-26-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By BugDude

I have a hitch mounted Hollywood HR1400 2-bike /...

I have a hitch mounted Hollywood HR1400 2-bike / 4-bike rack. You have to have a 2" hitch receiver. Only problem on a car is they sit low and it sticks out a long way, so going in and out of some...
05-26-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,861
Posted By BugDude

Priorities man...ease up, rest more, and enjoy a...

Priorities man...ease up, rest more, and enjoy a healthy balance between exercise and sex. What's the point of being in great shape if you're too tired to use it for fun?
05-25-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By BugDude

A Milestone Accomplished

As of this morning I have eclipsed 1,000 miles on my bike. I bought it on February 6th of this year (3.5 months ago) and that was the first time I had been on a bike in over 30 years.

When I...
05-24-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By BugDude

I can dry my hair with a Kleenex and still have...

I can dry my hair with a Kleenex and still have enough left over to blow my nose. I've saved a ton of money on shampoo, combs, and hair dryers though. If it weren't for my beard I'd have no hair...
05-24-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,330
Posted By BugDude

It gets a lot hotter in Orlando than it does...

It gets a lot hotter in Orlando than it does here. We're 7 miles from the ocean and we get the sea breeze all the time. I've never seen it above 98* here, and even then we had a breeze. In the...
05-24-15, 06:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By BugDude

For the hair challenged such as me, the vents in...

For the hair challenged such as me, the vents in the bike helmet result in some interesting tan/burn shapes on your head if you forget to use sunscreen up there.
05-24-15, 06:01 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 14,250
Posted By BugDude

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22 First...

Original Goal: 250 *reached on 5/22
First Stretch Goal: 300
Second Stretch Goal: 350
Third Stretch Goal: 375

MTD thru 5/24: 288.59 miles

I've planned out my miles per day to hit...
05-23-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

I appreciate everyone's input. It helps me get a...

I appreciate everyone's input. It helps me get a feel for what people are handling out on the road and what they carry to do so. Now I just need to get some practice on these things in the garage. ...
05-23-15, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

Yes, free tune-ups the first year. After that...

Yes, free tune-ups the first year. After that I'll probably take it a couple times a year.
05-22-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By BugDude

I don't even shave my face...thick full beard for...

I don't even shave my face...thick full beard for the last 16 years...it's organic sunscreen.
05-22-15, 02:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

They are increadibly unique from other cars and...

They are increadibly unique from other cars and also incredibly simple once you have working knowledge of them. I have a 62 Canvas Sunroof bug and a 63 Canvas Sunroof bug, and I just sold my 71...
05-22-15, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

I restore antique Volkswagen Bugs (hence my...

I restore antique Volkswagen Bugs (hence my screen name and avatar)...all metric.
05-22-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

I stop at the halfway point and use it to dry off...

I stop at the halfway point and use it to dry off my face, head, helmet, and glasses with. A smallish waffle towel I get in the golf section of the sporting goods store. I started using them on the...
05-22-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

Good point. I haven't looked at them closely but...

Good point. I haven't looked at them closely but when the guys whiz by me they look like they'd hold 1 tic tac, a car key, and a 1 dollar bill and be stuffed.

I'm sure I carry way too much stuff...
05-22-15, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By BugDude

Good point. I've changed tubes on my kids' bikes...

Good point. I've changed tubes on my kids' bikes many times but not mine. Much easier to do in the garage the first time just for getting the feel for it.
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