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Forum: Foo 11-13-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 365
Posted By swampboy62
About 40,000 miles a year. Gotta drive for work...

About 40,000 miles a year. Gotta drive for work and getting the kid to school every day (those amount to 12,000 a year). Add in kayaking, camping, and mountain biking trips and it adds up way...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 11-13-17, 12:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,462
Posted By swampboy62
Checking the Clydesdale forum is good advice. If...

Checking the Clydesdale forum is good advice. If you're searching for more opinions try the Clydesdale forum over on mtbr.com.

What you're trying is do-able. I know two BIG guys who basically...
Forum: Mountain Biking 10-03-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By swampboy62
I try to avoid wearing hunting socks, but...

I try to avoid wearing hunting socks, but anything else is fair game.

It baffles me as to what advantage special socks are going to give a rider.

Steve Z
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-25-17, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By swampboy62
Yeah, that's lots better. Using the two cameras,...

Yeah, that's lots better. Using the two cameras, so you actually get to see a person on a bike, really helps. That looks a lot like what I do when I only have time to ride around town. Doesn't...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-18-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By swampboy62
Not bad. It certainly can be fun to capture a...

Not bad. It certainly can be fun to capture a great ride on GoPro and make a video of it.

One thing - you're camera is aimed really low. Seems like you're getting a LOT of the bike in the frame...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-07-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By swampboy62
Yeah, I know what a Camelbak is. I have one. ...

Yeah, I know what a Camelbak is. I have one.

I also have a respiratory issue that makes it difficult for me to drink while riding. So the bladder & tube is not particularly useful to me. I...
Forum: Mountain Biking 09-07-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By swampboy62
Lots of people like Camelbacks or the equivalent....

Lots of people like Camelbacks or the equivalent. I don't particularly like them, although I do have one. Instead I prefer a small backpack.

I carry a lot of stuff, since I've been in situations...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-30-17, 09:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,267
Posted By swampboy62
My LBS has done me good. No complaints. ...

My LBS has done me good. No complaints.

They've been in business since 1909, still owned by the same family. Bike mechs come and go, but the owner knows his stuff - never had problems with a...
Forum: Foo 08-29-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,235
Views: 1,142,230
Posted By swampboy62
Even better - it was known as the Golden...

Even better - it was known as the Golden Submarine.

Steve Z
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-08-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By swampboy62
Great idea for a thread. Located in NE Ohio....

Great idea for a thread.

Located in NE Ohio.

I don't commute, and my normal pavement rides are on rail trails. But when I do ride on the roads I head out of town on the rail trail and catch...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-28-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By swampboy62
I used to have a couple of 'jingle bells' on my...

I used to have a couple of 'jingle bells' on my mtb, the idea being that other riders, hikers, hunters, etc would hear them as I approached.

I ditched them after twice encountering hunters on the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-24-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By swampboy62
That is definitely a workable plan. Keep your...

That is definitely a workable plan. Keep your eyes out for an entry level brand name bike a couple of years old, take it out, and ride the heck out of it while you're learning the basic skills. If...
Forum: Mountain Biking 07-21-17, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By swampboy62
It's a great sport. Started in my late early...

It's a great sport. Started in my late early 40's, and still going strong more than 10 years later.

Looking at youtube videos can be helpful, as it at least gives you a basic idea of what to work...
Forum: Great Lakes 07-21-17, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By swampboy62
Here's my take, keeping in mind that I don't like...

Here's my take, keeping in mind that I don't like riding in traffic, and would gladly trade a longer route for a more heavily trafficked one.

Using the Heart of Ohio trail seems like a good idea. ...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 06-22-17, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,510
Posted By swampboy62
Not interested in a 'complete training regime'...

Not interested in a 'complete training regime' but I paddle kayak/canoe, and do a good amount of trail work on the little mtb trail network a couple of miles away.

Both work more on upper body...
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-13-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By swampboy62
Your choice. There's a huge amount of...

Your choice.

There's a huge amount of touring information on there. Plus some of the travel journals are great to read (check out Jeff Arnim's last trip).

Steve Z
Forum: Mountain Biking 06-08-17, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By swampboy62
You might try looking for a ride partner over on...

You might try looking for a ride partner over on bikepacking.net. Or check out crazyguyonabike.com.

Good luck. That would be the trip of a lifetime.

Steve Z
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-08-17, 01:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,221
Posted By swampboy62
I love to get in one or two full moon mtb rides...

I love to get in one or two full moon mtb rides each year. The conditions have to be just right - it has to be after the leaves are off the trees so the light gets through, and the moon has to be in...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-25-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By swampboy62
Good luck with your weight loss. There have been...

Good luck with your weight loss. There have been a couple of fairly high profile instances where BIG guys took charge of their life and lost a huge amount of weight bicycling. Gaz comes to mind, as...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 05-18-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By swampboy62
Not wearing a helmet. I'm chiefly a mountain...

Not wearing a helmet.

I'm chiefly a mountain biker, but I spend a good deal of time on rail trails (very seldom on roads) to help build the legs.

It amazes me how many young mtbrs I see without...
Forum: Great Lakes 03-10-17, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,932
Posted By swampboy62
If you go to Google maps and click on the 3...

If you go to Google maps and click on the 3 horizontal lines in the upper left corner - and then click on 'bicycling' the map will highlight bicycle trails in green. Zoom in close enough and it will...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-13-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By swampboy62
Nice work. Always good to bring more life to a...

Nice work. Always good to bring more life to a bike.

Fixed up a Giant Sedona that my wife found on the curb. After some new parts, and some old parts that I re-hab'd, it's a pretty nice bike for...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-09-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,299
Posted By swampboy62
In my area (northeast Ohio) the MUP's don't get...

In my area (northeast Ohio) the MUP's don't get lots of traffic. You may see a couple dozen people in a ride, but you can also easily ride a couple of miles without seeing anyone. Over near...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 02-08-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,175
Posted By swampboy62
For years I've been using a bike as my shuttle...

For years I've been using a bike as my shuttle vehicle for kayak trips. Some routes along rail trails, some along roads, and some along singletrack.

As a matter of fact the main reason I got...
Forum: Foo 01-09-17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,614
Posted By swampboy62
How about something a little bit heavier? ...

How about something a little bit heavier?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_LIQ7HFKlc

Steve Z
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