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08-05-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By Ttom

Wow he stuck his paw in your spokes, bet he want...

Wow he stuck his paw in your spokes, bet he want do that again. Of all the contingency plans I have for dealing with dogs I never considered that one.
08-05-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 471
Posted By Ttom

I had a tube that would hold air for weeks at a...

I had a tube that would hold air for weeks at a time and then go flat on my 6 mile commute to work in spite of the fact that I always topped of the air pressure every morning before leaving the...
08-05-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

How is the reception, one of the post mentions...

How is the reception, one of the post mentions that the edge loses reception in remote areas where his phone continues to work?
08-05-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Ttom

I talked to a guy a few weeks ago that had a hip...

I talked to a guy a few weeks ago that had a hip replacement recently, his doctor told him no jogging, or long walks for awhile, low impact exercises only, but a bicycle would be OK, so what did he...
08-02-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,354
Posted By Ttom

I get it, I really do, I just ride, I don't care...

I get it, I really do, I just ride, I don't care how fast I go or how far I go but the more I do it I seem to get a little faster, and I seem to go a little further. It is mostly fun but sometimes it...
08-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By Ttom

Fantastic, broken like a pretzel, that is enough...

Fantastic, broken like a pretzel, that is enough to make many a man say never again, and he is back on a bicycle. That's a tough guy.
I tip my hat.
I too had a motorcycle accident in the mid 80's,...
08-02-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

Glad I asked, thanks guys Komoot is a good in...

Glad I asked, thanks guys Komoot is a good in between solution I think, the Edge looks real good. My phone is not water proof and the gps tracking is very poor, it works well with Waze (no good for...
08-02-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

John yes I have OSMand+ sometimes it works and...

John yes I have OSMand+ sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I have issues with it not finding addresses I need also. If it is not reliable in my car I sure don't want to trust it on my bike....
08-02-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

Well Komoot is working on my phone so far I will...

Well Komoot is working on my phone so far I will give this a try, however I would still like to look at other options as well.
08-02-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

Well Komoot is working on my phone so far I will...

Well Komoot is working on my phone so far I will give this a try, however I would still like to look at other options as well.
08-02-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 598
Posted By Ttom

Navigation

I need a navigation computer, my phone is not reliable in remote areas, Ride with GPS and Strava do not even work on my phone. I want to be able to map a ride on say Open Street Maps and load it to...
07-30-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 965
Posted By Ttom

Great looking bike, congrats. Wider tires on a...

Great looking bike, congrats.
Wider tires on a touring bike is the ticket IMO.
07-30-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,944
Posted By Ttom

If I am going for a 30 or 40 minute ride I wear...

If I am going for a 30 or 40 minute ride I wear whatever I have on. For longer rides I like some padded shorts.
07-30-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By Ttom

I try to be polite and announce "the air is going...

I try to be polite and announce "the air is going bad for no apparent reason". The first time I make that announcement people usually look at me kind of funny, the second time they get moving.
07-30-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By Ttom

Seriously?

I see people doing everything wrong on a bike in front of the police and they do nothing. If you do get stopped by a cop that probably just means he is ticked off today, tag your it, in that case he...
07-17-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,354
Posted By Ttom

Only to our wife's.

Only to our wife's.
07-04-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ttom

The Surly DT 54cm frame is 450cm. Kona Sutra SE...

The Surly DT 54cm frame is 450cm.
Kona Sutra SE 54cm frame is 445cm
Did I mention I like Kona. :)
07-04-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Ttom

I can log in on my phone but unable to post...

I can log in on my phone but unable to post anything,
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,101
Posted By Ttom

Clean it up real good and keep it handy for the...

Clean it up real good and keep it handy for the next dog that does not know when to stop. :thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 950
Posted By Ttom

I have not used sun screen in 30 years and I am...

I have not used sun screen in 30 years and I am not dark complected.
I do spend a lot of time outside year round so my exposure is constant, in other works I don't go out in the summer sun after...
Forum: Touring
07-04-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By Ttom

My Kona came with Mondial 40c tires, was not sure...

My Kona came with Mondial 40c tires, was not sure I was going to like them, however that changed on a 20 mile ride that I was unfamiliar with, the road I was on turned into a gravel road, nice wide...
07-04-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,437
Posted By Ttom

Yeah the Halo works for me.

Yeah the Halo works for me.
07-04-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,738
Posted By Ttom

4th OF JULY

Rode about 5 miles to a friends house with a nice swimming pool, about 5 miles.
Drank a few beers hit the pool and rode back. So 10 miles with a little R&R.
06-04-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,992
Posted By Ttom

I think that sums it up nicely, you can go high...

I think that sums it up nicely, you can go high tech or you can just go.
06-04-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,583
Posted By Ttom

Toilet paper is part of my "kit". I don't leave...

Toilet paper is part of my "kit". I don't leave home without it.
06-04-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,583
Posted By Ttom

You are righ I have been exposed. :thumb:

You are righ I have been exposed. :thumb:
06-04-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,583
Posted By Ttom

Yes really, I was gob smacked, really old guy...

Yes really, I was gob smacked, really old guy nice bike he was moving my hat is off to him.
06-04-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,738
Posted By Ttom

Today was 24 miles, really good day, nice weather...

Today was 24 miles, really good day, nice weather high of 86 degrees, about 8 miles of beat up unmaintained asphalt and about 8 miles of gravel, the rest was good road. It is great being an old kid...
06-03-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By Ttom

Give it to a kid that does not have a bike, they...

Give it to a kid that does not have a bike, they want care that it is heavy they will probably tear it up anyway but they will have a blast tearing it up.
06-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,813
Posted By Ttom

Steel

I get it now I have read many time that steel bikes flex giving them a smoother ride and that sounds good on paper but seriously how much "flexing" can you get out of steel? My previous bike was...
06-03-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By Ttom

Yes I am doing the same thing, I already have a...

Yes I am doing the same thing, I already have a rear rack and panniers and plan to buy a front rack and more panniers for grocery runs that sort of thing. I am retired, I have a bike and I have the...
05-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,039
Posted By Ttom

Where I live I have a legal right to flip off a...

Where I live I have a legal right to flip off a police officer, that does not make it a good idea if one continues to flip of police one of those officers is going to mess up your day, even though he...
05-05-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,583
Posted By Ttom

It is true, my last ride of 64 miles I saw...

It is true, my last ride of 64 miles I saw numerous people wearing the "bike gear" jerseys pants all dark colored. Why do you need a $100 jersey to ride a bike? I saw a guy riding in 90 degrees with...
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ttom

Agreed, there is no one bike that is best for...

Agreed, there is no one bike that is best for all, no one bar, and no one seat.
05-04-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,909
Posted By Ttom

My longest ride to date, 90 degrees felt great I...

My longest ride to date, 90 degrees felt great I got no problem with 90 degrees I am in Mississippi, 64 miles on the Longleaf Trace out of Hattiesburg MS. And jus so yall know I do not have an...
05-04-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By Ttom

I rode 64 miles today on the same trail, another...

I rode 64 miles today on the same trail, another first for me. Nothing crazy except for the teenager driving his car on the trail! He was not driving to fast and he gave me plenty of room as we...
05-03-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,551
Posted By Ttom

I have had a Joe Blow Sport III for 5 yeard, no...

I have had a Joe Blow Sport III for 5 yeard, no complaints.
05-01-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,223
Posted By Ttom

I have Kona Jack **** pedals, that about sums up...

I have Kona Jack **** pedals, that about sums up my thoughts on the subject.
https://www.oymbike.com/products/210000027712
Forum: Touring
05-01-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,572
Posted By Ttom

My bike came with a B17, I dressed it top and...

My bike came with a B17, I dressed it top and bottom it is fine, not a lazy boy recliner but I do not focus on my seat anymore, I like it. Riding shorts and a B17 work for me.
05-01-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,543
Posted By Ttom

I live in Mississippi for me 75 to 80 degrees is...

I live in Mississippi for me 75 to 80 degrees is fan damn tastick.
05-01-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 58,992
Posted By Ttom

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I...

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I wear is a helmet and bike shorts if I am going out for a few hours or more. Some of the club riders just do not approve. I don't race, I don't time my...
05-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Ttom

I like it, makes me think I should look at this...

I like it, makes me think I should look at this perhaps I could be and advocate in my area, I mean it would be great to recover your stolen bike wouldn't it?
05-01-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ttom

Don't Cared

Me too! :thumb:
05-01-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,909
Posted By Ttom

I rode highway 49 one of the busiest stretches in...

I rode highway 49 one of the busiest stretches in Mississippi from Florence to the I-20 stack. I would never consider doing this but they have been widening the highway for years now and are almost...
Forum: Touring
05-01-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,216
Posted By Ttom

I started riding again at 60 and am now 66, my...

I started riding again at 60 and am now 66, my first bike was a hybrid with flat bars. Knowing that I had not ridden a bike in decades I resisted the temptation to start changing out the seat and...
04-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,855
Posted By Ttom

I think when you get through they will ride them...

I think when you get through they will ride them once or twice park them again, just like last time.
04-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 347,909
Posted By Ttom

Two hours don't know the mileage.

Two hours don't know the mileage.
04-25-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,744
Posted By Ttom

I had to repair a flat tire, took the tire off...

I had to repair a flat tire, took the tire off the rim installed a new tube and payed no attention to the fact that my directional tire was on backwards went on my merry way. The next day as I was...
04-25-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ttom

Nice, love the shifters I had a Raleigh Record...

Nice, love the shifters I had a Raleigh Record when I was a teenager with shifters on the down tube never thought it was a problem. Loved that bike I would give my eye teeth to still have it.
04-25-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By Ttom

Really like your set up. 2000 mile month wow you...

Really like your set up. 2000 mile month wow you been have some fun I'd say.
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