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12-27-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,827
Posted By ken cummings

None of the above - no race in 1945

None of the above - no race in 1945
Forum: Commuting
12-27-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,980
Posted By ken cummings

Oh Lordy it has been a while. Am amazed I am...

Oh Lordy it has been a while. Am amazed I am still on file. Anyway Lehman's Hardware in Kidron, Ohio has had carbide light for several years at about $69.00. A minimum order for carbide with...
09-17-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,307
Posted By ken cummings

My wall is a 20% grade over 30 or 40 yards long. ...

My wall is a 20% grade over 30 or 40 yards long. For distance it depends on fitness. Twenty years ago I did 200 miles in day-light. Now 50 miles would wipe me out. My cycling suffered when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By ken cummings

On several night rides I had a strobe too...

On several night rides I had a strobe too powerful for people to follow me. I ended up at the back in spite of having the best headlights. For you maybe have a couple of good tail-lights you can...
09-01-09, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By ken cummings

I thought of Santa Rosa, CA (Levi ) and Austin,...

I thought of Santa Rosa, CA (Levi ) and Austin, TX (Lance). Then I remembered Austin tends to hot and flat compared to Santa Rosa. Levi choose to be here because of the cycling. In minutes you are...
09-01-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,992
Posted By ken cummings

Less to woorry about if you want to train on...

Less to woorry about if you want to train on Kings' Ridge. The Buddist Monastery near the middle of that stretch has installed a water tap just for Cyclists across from their main gate.
Forum: Touring
09-01-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By ken cummings

I had a friend beat a ticket once. On the...

I had a friend beat a ticket once. On the citation the officer used the code number for the offense as a motor vehicle violation. In court he admitted he has done what the officer had said but he...
08-23-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 425
Posted By ken cummings

Speed display safety vest.

MAKE magazine just featured a home-built safety vest that displays how fast you are moving on your bike. It was demonstated at the Hub Cyclery in Cotati, California recently. The maker used...
08-23-09, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By ken cummings

I've run a pair of 50 watt MR16s in my old metal...

I've run a pair of 50 watt MR16s in my old metal NightSun. Remember to run 14 of even 12 gage wiring to reduce voltage drip and not burn out the wires. I traded up to a PAR 36 100 watt light. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 16,400
Posted By ken cummings

The first road bike, and not some nameless...

The first road bike, and not some nameless 3-speed was a Miyata 1000 back around 1983.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,688
Posted By ken cummings

Any particular reason for 90 minutes instead of...

Any particular reason for 90 minutes instead of 60? I've done 26 miles in one hour without pedaling. Try San Gorgonio Pass. Drop 2600 feet in that 27 miles with a 40 to 50 MPH tailwind most of...
08-04-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,516
Posted By ken cummings

A liability issue? Got it in one. With cloths...

A liability issue? Got it in one. With cloths lines in common areas it takes just one kid racing around the corner on his/her bike hitting a clothsline and breaking a neck. Quadriplegic for life...
Forum: Foo
08-04-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By ken cummings

Golly gee folks, you all missed a big one. If...

Golly gee folks, you all missed a big one. If you attach it to the house (footings) you might just need a Building Permit. All sorts of legal and practical problems come with that along with...
08-04-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By ken cummings

I liked seeing my family doctor interviewed for...

I liked seeing my family doctor interviewed for the PD story. He is a sports medicine specialist and works most of the triathalons in this area. I picked him to have a doc who would not just tell...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,206
Posted By ken cummings

Rosie the building manager is responsible for...

Rosie the building manager is responsible for keeping the tenants happy. Ok, you said the company you work for is a tenant. Ask your supervisor is you can talk to whomever in your company handles...
Forum: Foo
07-24-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,801
Posted By ken cummings

With apologies to Dilbert say (if true) I am...

With apologies to Dilbert say (if true) I am highly intelligent, I have a good paying job and I do no live with my Mother. Its a Darwinian thing. Barring that learn to dance.
07-24-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,992
Posted By ken cummings

Think of who rated the rides. He had been seen...

Think of who rated the rides. He had been seen doing laps on the biggest climb here, Pine Flat, 3000 feet in about 10 miles. And 14 to 16 minutes faster then any winner of the annual Pine Flat...
07-09-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By ken cummings

World's Dumbest Bike Thief

Several days ago two muggers assaulted our City Councilwoman who was riding on a secluded bike path. She was bruised, the bike stolen, money, and credit cards gone. Two days ago a man was stopped...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,252
Posted By ken cummings

I've ridden tires so old and crumbled that I...

I've ridden tires so old and crumbled that I could see the tube inside through cracks and did not have that popping. But I use thick walled tubes. Were you inner tubes very thin walled? Or latex?
Forum: Foo
04-01-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14,270
Views: 247,619
Posted By ken cummings

Waitning for the phone repair lady to drive up...

Waitning for the phone repair lady to drive up here.
03-31-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By ken cummings

Locate Bike features

I recently found a GoogleEarth type application called Wikimapia that might be useful to cyclists. People all over the World are entering all sorts of natural and man-made features in an enormous...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,621
Posted By ken cummings

A section of Calistoga Road between Porter Creek...

A section of Calistoga Road between Porter Creek road and the St. Helena road. The steep, heavily shaded, often wet, narrow, closely tree-lined, and twisted part on the south side of the crest. Oh,...
Forum: Touring
03-23-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,926
Posted By ken cummings

If he have not been mentioned yet consider...

If he have not been mentioned yet consider http://www.thetouringstore.com/index.htm. He has helped me.
03-23-09, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By ken cummings

How much would a real junker of a car or minivan...

How much would a real junker of a car or minivan cost? A non operational piece of trash. Have it towed to your apartment parking and leave your bike/bikes locked in the vehicle. Maybe paint the...
Forum: Touring
03-23-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,443
Posted By ken cummings

Give me boring rather then the opposite. A famed...

Give me boring rather then the opposite. A famed British climber was asked by a matron "Oh please do tell me of one of you adventures." He replied, "Madam, I never have adventures, I plan too...
03-23-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,065
Posted By ken cummings

More then doing the Transcontinental I'd like to...

More then doing the Transcontinental I'd like to do Lands End to John o'Groats. I've sort of done the Transcon as RAAM crew.
03-19-09, 09:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By ken cummings

I biked from Fountain Valley, near Irvine to...

I biked from Fountain Valley, near Irvine to Diamond Bar, some half of that route for 6 months with no problem. There are adequate surface roads from there on. Contact the Bicycle Club of Irvine...
03-14-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,888
Posted By ken cummings

The rack locals use to carry surfboards on the...

The rack locals use to carry surfboards on the back of bikes shold work.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-09, 09:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,861
Posted By ken cummings

Just saw this thread. I have been commuting with...

Just saw this thread. I have been commuting with different touring bikes for nearly 30 years. Mind you using my Bruce Gordon tourer for commuting is a bit of over-kill. Get the best you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By ken cummings

You got it. The rules for the hour record had to...

You got it. The rules for the hour record had to be cooked to keep low altitude players in the game. Now there are two records one down low and the fast one. Back in the day Rory O'Rielly went to...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By ken cummings

Chew000 does not have to spend $$$ for anything. ...

Chew000 does not have to spend $$$ for anything. He just needs to get on whatever committee lays out such paths and lock up the land that will be needed if and when.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 10:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,358
Posted By ken cummings

it is his first Adult road bike folk, no? If...

it is his first Adult road bike folk, no? If I were in his position I'd like to check out any community bike shops for an adequate bike in good condition for a few hundred dollars. Like 10-speed...
02-14-09, 08:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,840
Posted By ken cummings

I can only remember 2 people from my College...

I can only remember 2 people from my College class out of 23 in my option let alone my HS class. Of those two one died in a helicopter crash and the other is into tunnel boring machines, a good...
02-14-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By ken cummings

Fast-twitch? North Brook Velodrome. Problem...

Fast-twitch? North Brook Velodrome. Problem solved.
Forum: Commuting
02-11-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,458
Posted By ken cummings

I bet "Quakeproof" meant shake-proof or rattle...

I bet "Quakeproof" meant shake-proof or rattle resistant. Untrue from what I read here.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 11:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,404
Posted By ken cummings

I've come close to burn-out. Then I started...

I've come close to burn-out. Then I started combining bus with bike and cutting back on my club riding.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 956
Posted By ken cummings

Whatever way you go try to be sure the package...

Whatever way you go try to be sure the package absolutely will go from US territory (the USA) to US territory (a base) and not some off-base location. It will avoid all sorts of import/export duties...
Forum: Great Lakes
02-07-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,997
Posted By ken cummings

And does this ordinance try to replace state...

And does this ordinance try to replace state laws? There already are laws that can control bike behavior. As soon as some cyclists with enough cash decides to fight these rules they will be...
02-06-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,036
Posted By ken cummings

How about telling us what kinds of surfaces you...

How about telling us what kinds of surfaces you ride on and what kind of load the tires will have to carry? Also if you ride aggressively a tire could come off of the rim if it does not fit.
02-05-09, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 657
Posted By ken cummings

Get out front so you can pick your own line and...

Get out front so you can pick your own line and avoid sand and thick gravel. Accept the penalty of thicker tires.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-09, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,437
Posted By ken cummings

Hmmm. How to determine "fast" without a wind...

Hmmm. How to determine "fast" without a wind tunnel. Add weight inside the tubing until a selection of foldies weight the same. Add little parachutes to the rear of each one, drop them out...
01-30-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By ken cummings

You did use the words Calistoga and Napa so I...

You did use the words Calistoga and Napa so I expect you want something in that area. Consider parking in Oakville just off of Highway 29 in Napa. Go up the Oakville grade and down the Trinity...
01-27-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By ken cummings

And on the long summer afternoons Silentben can...

And on the long summer afternoons Silentben can do Skyline Drive and the San Andreas Fault.
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,401
Posted By ken cummings

I tried tire liners for a while. Then I just...

I tried tire liners for a while. Then I just started getting a better grade of tire.
01-24-09, 04:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,054
Posted By ken cummings

"This too shall pass" "Ban Mining" - and let...

"This too shall pass"

"Ban Mining" - and let the *******s freeze in the dark.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By ken cummings

Very fine sandpaper if you do not mind a frosted...

Very fine sandpaper if you do not mind a frosted look on the bottle. A nasty commercial grade solvent like MEK (methyl ethyl ketone) otherwise. Use all proper safety precautions. Or just paint...
01-19-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By ken cummings

The straight line effect could be easily done...

The straight line effect could be easily done with adaptive optics and/or motor driven mirrors. Do you want to buy something from a guy who thinks riding on sidewalks is a good idea?
01-18-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By ken cummings

Add Bruce Gordon to the list. Think he only...

Add Bruce Gordon to the list. Think he only makes touring bikes? Think again. He keeps winning prizes for his lugged frames. Just see www.bgcycles.com
Forum: Foo
01-18-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,052
Posted By ken cummings

Would that be Phylloxera? It is a tiny bug...

Would that be Phylloxera? It is a tiny bug thiing (mostly) in the soil, Evolved in the USA, foreign vinifera varieties just die from it. That is why the despised American varieties make the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,614
Posted By ken cummings

No. She accepts that it is part of my life.

No. She accepts that it is part of my life.
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