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05-18-19, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Lurch

Amen to all you said. I just turned 76 and still...

Amen to all you said. I just turned 76 and still enjoy riding my less than trendy bikes. Was managing to ride my age at least once per year until age 71. I still ride around town as much as...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,503
Posted By Lurch

You are preaching to the choir brother. And the...

You are preaching to the choir brother. And the local MUPs have a 10 mph speed limit that is rarely observed by anyone else from what I see. Seriously, you do come across as more than a little...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,503
Posted By Lurch

Yes, I'm 76 years old and have been dealing with...

Yes, I'm 76 years old and have been dealing with a chronic leukemia for 10 years. My pedal assist ride lets me commute to some volunteer jobs downtown and across several impressive hills. Anybody got...
02-25-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,459
Posted By Lurch

On a related note: Found a Saab head badge while...

On a related note: Found a Saab head badge while riding some months ago and stuck it on tool board above workbench. Really bored one evening and carefully shaped the flat badge around a pipe until it...
04-14-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,519
Posted By Lurch

You are riding a motorcycle or at best a moped.

You are riding a motorcycle or at best a moped.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 99,132
Posted By Lurch

Zip-up toiletries kit with several live 38 cal....

Zip-up toiletries kit with several live 38 cal. rounds and nothing else.
12-24-17, 10:51 AM
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Posted By Lurch

That was on the Meredith College campus near the...

That was on the Meredith College campus near the Hillsborough St. entrance; part of my somewhat convoluted commute route to downtown. It connects to the Art Museum/Umstead Park portions and also...
11-24-17, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Lurch

Rearview mirror view

Good reason to ride; the scenery/views:
11-18-17, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Lurch

I like that idea. Let's go metric. So 74 X .62...

I like that idea. Let's go metric. So 74 X .62 = 46 miles. I could probably do that. Had I been thinking metric last summer at Kitty Hawk, only 2 more miles would have put me over. Other than...
11-17-17, 09:19 PM
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Posted By Lurch

I'm 74 years old and there have been very few...

I'm 74 years old and there have been very few periods of my life that I did not have at least one bicycle. Even in the air force I had bikes including one very poorly made machine in Vietnam. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,173
Posted By Lurch

"A man always has two reasons for doing anything:...

"A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason." - J. P. Morgan. Your wife got the good reason. We see this demonstrated in politics and government an a daily...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By Lurch

I commute on a Bianchi Bergamo and the rear...

I commute on a Bianchi Bergamo and the rear fender works great for keeping the spray under control and I can walk the bike around nearly vertically as needed. There's a photo at this site:...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By Lurch

I'm 73 and commute 15 miles round trip to a...

I'm 73 and commute 15 miles round trip to a volunteer job 2 or 3 days per week. I've been doing this for 12 years and can definitely notice a difference in my effort, speed and recovery times. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,784
Posted By Lurch

Yes, changing routes is a constant for me and the...

Yes, changing routes is a constant for me and the destination hasn't changed in 11 years. As conditions change and as I notice different possibilities my route is a work in progress. Just mixing it...
07-27-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,999
Posted By Lurch

I am interested in hearing about your experiences...

I am interested in hearing about your experiences with the new e-bike. How is it going?
06-19-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

Good to hear that you are recovering so well. ...

Good to hear that you are recovering so well. Rehabilitation/physical therapy sounds like a good way to utilize an e-bike, especially with the variable assist feature. The Santa Cruz looks like a...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,000
Posted By Lurch

This link is to a photo of what commuter bicycles...

This link is to a photo of what commuter bicycles look like in Florence, Italy. People ride into the old city center from outlying areas and park everywhere, but this is an official parking area. ...
06-19-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

To each their own I suppose. I sold the last of...

To each their own I suppose. I sold the last of over 20 motorcycles 11 years ago in favor of pedaling on two wheels. When out on a motorcycle, I often started wishing I were on a bicycle. The...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Lurch

See if the latest link works. If not, I'm out of...

See if the latest link works. If not, I'm out of options.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 773
Posted By Lurch

Forum: Commuting
04-21-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,861
Posted By Lurch

My Bianchi Bergamo is 41lbs with panniers, tools...

My Bianchi Bergamo is 41lbs with panniers, tools and kit I need for work. Get to use those big cogs on the hills.
04-21-16, 07:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

Well, I'll be 73 next month and it still doesn't...

Well, I'll be 73 next month and it still doesn't look that appealing. I see the fun factor (low end of motorcycle spectrum) but it just doesn't seem necessary yet. I have started using lower...
03-31-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 28,958
Posted By Lurch

Despite the continued addition of bike lanes and...

Despite the continued addition of bike lanes and over 100 miles of MUPs, bicycles are still not that common as transportation here. I doubt making them easier to pedal, but more complicated and...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Lurch

Most Serious Commuting/Utility

Excerpts from a book:
In pictures: The cyclists of Burundi - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-35870057)
03-28-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

Thanks for the info. If this link works, it...

Thanks for the info. If this link works, it should describe my normal commute:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1088722572#.VvlO3VXlSmE.link
03-27-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

Bike Forums never lets me down. This thread...

Bike Forums never lets me down. This thread received a lot of relevant and useful responses for which I thank the participants. The cost per mile calculations are the most revealing as most e-bike...
03-25-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,692
Posted By Lurch

Justify an e-bike for my commute; please!

I have been looking into the pros and cons of e-bikes for some time and trying to determine if one would be a good value for me. My commute is a twice weekly, 14-mile round trip to a volunteer job...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 99,132
Posted By Lurch

Many towns and even larger cities. Foxes and...

Many towns and even larger cities. Foxes and coyotes are becoming urbanized along with most of us humans.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 99,132
Posted By Lurch

Numerous scissors for some reason at different...

Numerous scissors for some reason at different places and times. I am well fixed for scissors now. Small change, infant pacifiers, numerous socket wrenches, some odd specialized pliers, credit cards,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-02-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,743
Posted By Lurch

That really looks nice. A lot of hard work but...

That really looks nice. A lot of hard work but looks like it is coming together. You might be interested in this link to a BBC story on bamboo bikes in Ghana: Ghana's bamboo bike industry gather...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 6,663
Posted By Lurch

Check out this bicycle as transportation link:Why...

Check out this bicycle as transportation link:Why is cycling so popular in the Netherlands? - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23587916)
Forum: Commuting
10-19-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,950
Posted By Lurch

71 years + 14.2 miles=85

71 years + 14.2 miles=85
Forum: Commuting
06-12-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,751
Posted By Lurch

This model has worked for me for the past 4...

This model has worked for me for the past 4 years. There may be better/more expensive items out there, but I have no problems with this.

Robot Check...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,000
Posted By Lurch

Bianchi Bergamo used for past 5 years to commute...

Bianchi Bergamo used for past 5 years to commute about 15 miles round trip to volunteer job 2 or 3 days per week.

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Forum: Commuting
12-16-12, 08:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,721
Posted By Lurch

It was reportedly 103 degrees during the return...

It was reportedly 103 degrees during the return half of my 14.4 mile round trip commute a couple of years ago. Had to repair a flat on the way back too.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15,232
Views: 10,932,000
Posted By Lurch

My mostly stock Bergamo...

My mostly stock Bergamo (https://picasaweb.google.com/105676928373503777223/Bergamo?authkey=Gv1sRgCPXzgZjAr__uPA#5785602557838501410) that this 69-year old rides 7 miles to a volunteer job 2 or 3...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-11, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By Lurch

My commuter is set up with a solid disc chain...

My commuter is set up with a solid disc chain guard and I still need to strap or clip pant legs. Mostly they get stained, but it has snagged lightly at times without some sort of control.
04-20-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Lurch

It doesn't appear that any additional clearance...

It doesn't appear that any additional clearance is necessary at this spot. As long as it doesn't rub, you should be okay.
01-05-11, 08:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,211
Posted By Lurch

I have had a couple of flareups in the past 5...

I have had a couple of flareups in the past 5 years, but only one roid each time. Prep-H or similar and warm water soaking gave some relief and both times the roid went away after a week or two. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Lurch

Wind chill isn't much of a factor for things that...

Wind chill isn't much of a factor for things that don't sweat or for machinery. The actual air temperature is what counts. Where I commute 25F is considered a cold morning and my wireless computer...
09-02-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Lurch

I've noticed the same or a similar sensation on...

I've noticed the same or a similar sensation on the smallest cog in back. This is true of several different bikes and I have decided it must be related to the cog having so few teeth. I'm not sure...
06-04-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Lurch

Seats are a personal preference thing if ever...

Seats are a personal preference thing if ever there was one. The current seat on my 20+ year-old Fuji Club is a $25 Planet Bike job that suits me as well as any bike seat I have ever used. That...
06-01-10, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 313
Posted By Lurch

Second annual ride-my-age trip

Despite a bit of light mist early on, I left the house at 7 AM Sunday and didn't turn around until the odo showed 36 miles. That was a bit over my goal of 34, but there was something I wanted to see...
06-01-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,983
Posted By Lurch

One of my bikes has only a small bell and a water...

One of my bikes has only a small bell and a water bottle cage as accessories and not having so much information makes some rides all that much more more enjoyable.
04-07-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 776
Posted By Lurch

Alt Bike and Biker

You have to wonder how far he could pedal the bike in the photo. Note the after market seat. It's no wonder he decided to get something with a motor.
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02-21-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 19,006
Posted By Lurch

66yo, 5' 7" and 130lbs

66yo, 5' 7" and 130lbs
Forum: Commuting
02-21-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,156
Posted By Lurch

5' 7" and 130lbs

5' 7" and 130lbs
01-16-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By Lurch

You are correct about the circular chain guards...

You are correct about the circular chain guards not functioning very well. A couple of my bikes don't have any such guard and one does. I still need something to keep my pant cuff away from the...
01-05-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,218
Posted By Lurch

I used diagonal cutting pliers to trim the...

I used diagonal cutting pliers to trim the outside knobs on some tires that had a too square profile. It worked great and is safer than any sharp knife. While I can relate to frugal, IMO your...
01-04-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Lurch

Good Reason for a Long Ride

This article was in the local paper today. His journals could be interesting. It's good to hear that he received some local support. I hope he is much further south by now as the weather is very...
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