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05-22-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,086
Posted By Motorad

I was giving glucosamine for my 12 yr old German...

I was giving glucosamine for my 12 yr old German Shepherd, but he told me it gave him gas, so I stopped buying it for him.

I began my own daily regimen of supplements, when I broke a right...
04-30-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,640
Posted By Motorad

I bought one pair of padded cycling shorts, and...

I bought one pair of padded cycling shorts, and never felt comfortable in them. My remedy was to wear padded underwear, underneath unpadded shorts. REI sells padded underwear, that works great with...
04-30-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By Motorad

Rivendell has several wool styles available. Not...

Rivendell has several wool styles available. Not the cheapest, but quality stuff and comfortable:

< http://www.rivbike.com/products/list/clothing >
04-30-11, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,514
Posted By Motorad

My wife and i moved to a new town in 2008, and we...

My wife and i moved to a new town in 2008, and we got a new family physician. After my first complete checkup in 2008, and his receiving my biking history, he had concerns about my angina situation....
04-17-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,593
Posted By Motorad

2010-2011 Ford Taurus Trunk Transport

Hello everyone.
123K miles on my Grand Marquis, it's still running fine, and I'll probably be replacing it in a couple of years. The Mercury line of cars has bit the dust, and so I'm starting to...
08-01-10, 06:00 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,945
Posted By Motorad

The State of New York has barred my Class F rides...

The State of New York has barred my Class F rides (negative MPH speed), due to time warp concerns. They didn't want to re-name their famous tourist attraction to Niagara Climbs.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-11-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
Posted By Motorad

I didn't ride during the event, but there were...

I didn't ride during the event, but there were over 1700 riders during the Helluva ride. It's the annual ride sponsored by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society.

Steve
07-11-10, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Motorad

What, no donuts? Thanks for the update,...

What, no donuts?

Thanks for the update, Tom. Seems well worth the $12/year.
07-11-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By Motorad

Premium Membership Perks

Hello.
I'm re-connecting to Bike Forum, and was given the option for "Premium Membership". Twelve bucks a year, so what the heck. I had to first get a Pay Pal account, and having done that, I paid...
03-09-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 840
Posted By Motorad

Your Grand Marquis has a flat, and you can...

Your Grand Marquis has a flat, and you can actually find your spare tire, because your bike (and bike tools and helmets and ...) isn't being lugged around in the trunk.
08-19-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Motorad

Cycling Clubs Near Livonia, Michigan

Hello gang.

I have just moved to a new Money Pit, located in Wayne County in the township of Livonia, MI. Anybody know of cycling clubs in this area, that a 52 year old can keep up with?
Forum: Touring
03-23-08, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,968
Posted By Motorad

Thanks Late, I'll try those pressures. ...

Thanks Late, I'll try those pressures.

I've only seen one tire pressure formula, using rider wt in pounds, as follows:
Rear PSI:
20mm = (0.33 * rider wt) + 63.33
23mm = (0.33 * rider wt) +...
Forum: Touring
03-21-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,968
Posted By Motorad

Late, I'm confused about the long distance riding...

Late, I'm confused about the long distance riding pressure for the Ruffy Tuffy 27c. Advertisements for this tire show recommended tire pressures of 90-120 PSI. I know you can ride well below the...
03-20-08, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

Road Fan, thanks for the tip about the century...

Road Fan, thanks for the tip about the century bike thread. I always like coming across "Ribby" that BluesDawg rides. I'll research this thread to get ideas.

BD, what tires were on this...
03-19-08, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

Okay, I guess to avoid jinxing myself, I'll not...

Okay, I guess to avoid jinxing myself, I'll not say the "concerned" word. Having said that ...

* I'm curious about doing long rides with carbon forks. Has this ever been an issue, and do any of...
03-18-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

Thanks BengeBoy. Tunnel vision on my part. That...

Thanks BengeBoy. Tunnel vision on my part. That is useful information, and will research it.

Thank you Beverly. I hope to take part in Ohio rides in the next few years. It's kind of like...
03-18-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

That's a cool concept I was not aware of, BCIpam,...

That's a cool concept I was not aware of, BCIpam, as far as organized sagging. Especially the hotel option, as I got my fill of camping at an early age in the Army. I guess I'd rather have roasted...
03-18-08, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,292
Posted By Motorad

Considering the happy glow on the lady's face,...

Considering the happy glow on the lady's face, and the fact you can not see the seatpost because of the clothing, how do we know there is a saddle?
03-18-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

What are these tours where your gear is sagged? ...

What are these tours where your gear is sagged? Is this a camping excursion, where your camping gear is sagged? If your gear is transported, then what kind of bike do people tend to use for tours...
03-18-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Motorad

Road fan, I hope to maybe ride the middle-length...

Road fan, I hope to maybe ride the middle-length route, but depends on the need of the club.

No clue where to try a triangle route yet. Perhaps I could get some advise from the local riders, to...
03-18-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Motorad

At the risk of being booted by the 50+...

At the risk of being booted by the 50+ moderators, I'll give kudos for the DCC, which I'm a member of. Great bunch of people, who I'm learning from.

While I'm giving kudos, it wouldn't hurt to...
03-17-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,015
Posted By Motorad

+1 In case you get pulled over for coasting too...

+1
In case you get pulled over for coasting too fast downhill, you'll need some police sunglasses to stare back at the Smokey. These are really nice, if you don't need prescription glasses (yet):...
03-17-08, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Motorad

Thanks everyone. Is it that much of an issue...

Thanks everyone. Is it that much of an issue with hotels ... about stowing your bike in your room? It's not like you're cheating on your car or anything.

I've never thought about that...
03-17-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,552
Posted By Motorad

You join online clubs like ultracycling.com ......

You join online clubs like ultracycling.com ... you fill out the online application ... and it takes a while to scroll through the birth-year selection until you find your year.
03-17-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

Thanks everyone. By definition, I should train...

Thanks everyone. By definition, I should train first for the long distance description.
03-17-08, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By Motorad

Okay, I am here to say that yes, Lake winter...

Okay, I am here to say that yes, Lake winter (wide) boots do stretch if treated properly:
* I wear size 42-wide summer cycling shoes.
* I bought size 42-wide winter boots from Lake in the middle of...
03-17-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

For argument, I'm toying with the idea of using...

For argument, I'm toying with the idea of using my Serotta Legend for credit card touring. When doing a search for Serotta in the Touring forum ... you don't get many hits ... but there are some:
<...
03-17-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,084
Posted By Motorad

Touring vs Long Distance Cycling

There is a forum for "Touring". There is another forum for "Long Distance Cycling".

What is the difference between these biking descriptions?
03-16-08, 03:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,884
Posted By Motorad

All right, Artkansas, you're in trouble. You're...

All right, Artkansas, you're in trouble. You're supposed to be rooting for Arkansas.

I'm starting to lean more and more on retiring somewhere between Hot Springs and Little Rock. Somebody's got...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Motorad

Pepsi, Pepsi, Chip, Chip, Cheeseburger,...

Pepsi, Pepsi, Chip, Chip, Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger.

Hold the onions and Rolly Poly.

Thanks.
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By Motorad

Thanks everyone. I checked the Serotta site, and...

Thanks everyone. I checked the Serotta site, and got some good nuggets of information. Following are cut'n'pastes from their forums:
START
03-28-2006:
* Continental 28c Gatorskins are not as...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Motorad

Bad Weather 33mm Tires: Belted or Beltless?

I've used my Trek 730 multitrack hybrid as a commuting bike, with 32mm Panaracer Pasela Tourguard tires. Great tires for a hybrid, because I also did offroad commutes with the Trek, and these tires...
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By Motorad

28mm Tires for Touring: Belted or Beltless?

I'm mechanically limited to the size of tire, because of my Serotta F3 forks. I'm doing research to see if I can fit a 700C tire with an actual width of around 28mm. The wheel rims are DT Swiss,...
Forum: Touring
03-16-08, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By Motorad

Plotting a 150 mile credit card tour

I have no experience on roadies ... but based on doing 52 miles per 5.5 hours on my 36 pound, 650B Saluki ... I should be able to manage 50 miles per day, for a 3 day trip as a practice tour. The...
03-15-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By Motorad

For those that pop their front wheel off to...

For those that pop their front wheel off to transport your bike to your riding place ... and then put your front wheel back on before doing your ride: Your checklist should include:
* Did you...
03-15-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 580
Posted By Motorad

Tips on how to plot a 150 mile credit card tour

I have no experience on roadies ... but based on doing 52 miles per 5.5 hours on my 36 pound, 650B Saluki ... I should be able to manage 50 miles per day, for a 3 day trip as a practice tour.

Here...
03-15-08, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,053
Posted By Motorad

One thing I have not seen listed anywhere, is the...

One thing I have not seen listed anywhere, is the TPI-value for Rivendell's two 28mm (27.7) tires, the Rolly Polly (beltless) and the Ruffy Tuffy (belted). What I have seen is that the listed widths...
03-15-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 780
Posted By Motorad

Hmmm, let's see. I'm re-starting the OP's thread...

Hmmm, let's see. I'm re-starting the OP's thread ... I'm overweight ... ergo this message has been:
Saved by a Rear End Chubby!

Actually, I stumbled on this thread, while searching "Jack...
03-15-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,053
Posted By Motorad

No 28mm width experience, but I do have favorable...

No 28mm width experience, but I do have favorable experience with the 32mm Panaracer Pasela TourGuard belted tires ... on my Trek 730. Great tires for a hybrid bike, which I also used for club...
03-15-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Motorad

Never thought about ID'ing the bikes! These...

Never thought about ID'ing the bikes! These numbers must be small, because I never noticed them. Where is the serial number located, and how do you get the bike frame under a microfische viewer to...
03-14-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,221
Posted By Motorad

For those of us who have less than 8 hairs on the...

For those of us who have less than 8 hairs on the top of their head, it might be better to wear a head-cover like a skullcap or hat ... instead of sunscreen. Headsweats offers hats that come in...
03-14-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By Motorad

Yes, the killer worms from Africa have been...

Yes, the killer worms from Africa have been spreading throughout Ohio.:eek:
03-12-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,180
Posted By Motorad

What Bike Do You Tour With?

... And what about the following atributes:

1. Does it have carbon forks?

2. Steel frame or carbon frame?

3. What kind of racks (or bags) racks does it have?

4. Does it weigh less than 20...
03-11-08, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 529
Posted By Motorad

My voice went up an octave just watching the dude...

My voice went up an octave just watching the dude make jump landings while seated. A unicycle would definitely give you a stiff neck if you take viagra before the ride ... considering where your...
03-11-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,444
Posted By Motorad

And then get rid of the headlights to minimize...

And then get rid of the headlights to minimize weight. Then saw off the top tube to avoid playing pocket pool if you slide forward of your saddle. Then get rid of the handlebars, since you sawed...
03-11-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Motorad

MKahrl, what causes tires to get slightly larger...

MKahrl, what causes tires to get slightly larger as they wear? Is it the width that gets wider ... or is it the diameter that gets bigger?

I have new fenders on my Trek, and there's not much...
03-11-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Motorad

Thanks Tom, and good point RG about rim being a...

Thanks Tom, and good point RG about rim being a big factor.

The roadie rims are DT Swiss, 700C, 28 spokes, and I'm pretty sure they are the RR 1.1 model.
<...
03-11-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Motorad

Finding as Wide a Tire as Possible for Forks

When I did research on 25mm tires last year, for club rides, I wound up choosing the Michelin Pro2 Race 25mm tires, based on recommendations made on bikeforum. I already know I'll like them a lot.
...
03-09-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,763
Posted By Motorad

I think the lowest I've ridden my 55-75 PSI wide...

I think the lowest I've ridden my 55-75 PSI wide tires was when the front wheel seeped down to 60 PSI after sitting a few days. BengeBoy, have you tried running your 25mm tires at (much) lower...
03-09-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,763
Posted By Motorad

What PSI do you use with your 25mm tires?

Last year, I did all my riding on 650B x 33mm Maxy Fasty tires, which allows a pressure range of 55-75 PSI.

This year, I'll try to limit my night riding on the Saluki's Maxy Fasties, and limit my...
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