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Forum: Recumbent
07-03-12, 11:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,783
Posted By AlphaGeek

I started out on USS with my first recumbent. A...

I started out on USS with my first recumbent. A few months ago I decided to give the OSS a whirl, and I like it just fine. I do think the USS is more relaxed, but the OSS is fine. Neither has been...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,548
Posted By AlphaGeek

SPDs and Pearl Isumi MTB shoes work great.

SPDs and Pearl Isumi MTB shoes work great.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
Posted By AlphaGeek

i've been very happy with the NiteRider Minewts...

i've been very happy with the NiteRider Minewts dual that I've used for the last couple of years. It's rock solid dependable.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,014
Posted By AlphaGeek

;-) That it does!

;-) That it does!
Forum: Commuting
05-09-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,014
Posted By AlphaGeek

Pannier Users - One or Two?

I'm considering adding a rack and panniers for my daily commute to give more space...but I don't need to go on an expedition. Will riding with one pannier throw the bike weight off? I think one...
05-01-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,488
Posted By AlphaGeek

Check out Showers Pass. Awesome jacket that runs...

Check out Showers Pass. Awesome jacket that runs long, I have been using their jacket for 5 years and it is literally wind and rain proof. Excellent gear.
Forum: Recumbent
04-30-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,881
Posted By AlphaGeek

Thanks all for your input. I will follow up with...

Thanks all for your input. I will follow up with pictures once I decide!
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,881
Posted By AlphaGeek

700c high racer swb recommendations

Hi y'all, I've been riding the same recumbent for the last 7 years and it's time to move up. I'm looking for a 700c high racer swb. I'm 6'2" so 700c shouldn't be an issue, but I'm also a Clydesdale...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,813
Posted By AlphaGeek

A) Occupation - IT Project Manager B)...

A) Occupation - IT Project Manager

B) Commuting Distance - 7 miles each way

C) When at work I - dry off with a hand towel and freshen up with baby wipes and deoderant

D) Where bike is parked...
03-21-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 277,355
Posted By AlphaGeek

Hey guys I got the Romisen couple of months back...

Hey guys I got the Romisen couple of months back and now I'm having problems with it's connectivity. I ride for awhile and it shuts off. It's not the batteries...I shake it or twist it some and...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,488
Posted By AlphaGeek

I use a Targus backpack, mainly because I usually...

I use a Targus backpack, mainly because I usually haul my laptop back an forth each day, and the Targus is durable and pads the computer well. I actually bungee the backpack on my bike rack...It...
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-09, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By AlphaGeek

I get a lot of positive comments from children...

I get a lot of positive comments from children and adults about my recumbent. I think it's somewhat like seeing a model T car, people don't see one everyday, so they find it novel. It is definitely...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,232
Posted By AlphaGeek

+1 for Showers Pass. I use the touring and love...

+1 for Showers Pass. I use the touring and love it.
Forum: Recumbent
11-20-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,351
Posted By AlphaGeek

I have a hi-viz green flag on a pole to help the...

I have a hi-viz green flag on a pole to help the ballerinas that can barely see over the steering wheel of their big honkin' SUVs. Otherwise, I am at eyelevel or better with most vehicles on the...
Forum: Recumbent
05-04-06, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By AlphaGeek

I will be sure to recap the experience after the...

I will be sure to recap the experience after the trip. It will be in Mid-September, so I have a little time to work on my hill-climbing (and lasso-ing ...[thanks for the tip!]) skills. :D

I am...
Forum: Recumbent
05-03-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By AlphaGeek

Thanks for your replies Max & Ken. I will spin...

Thanks for your replies Max & Ken. I will spin like a top...I may need a parachute for some of the downhills too! should be fun
Forum: Recumbent
05-02-06, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By AlphaGeek

Mountains

I've ridden my recumbent daily for the last year or so...I commute and do a few centuries. My long distance cycling buddies (all roadies on wedgies) are cooking up a ride from Augusta GA into the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By AlphaGeek

I can't wait to see Little Big Man in a beard! ...

I can't wait to see Little Big Man in a beard!

I like the line of thinking that uprights are "slow everywhere else"...The truth hurts.
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-06, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By AlphaGeek

I've had the Actionbent Tidalwave II USS for...

I've had the Actionbent Tidalwave II USS for about a year now. I really like it. I commute 14mi daily roundtrip and the bike is holding up well. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the bike to anyone...
06-24-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By AlphaGeek

Thank you for not squashing me like a bug! ...

Thank you for not squashing me like a bug! (probably not)

Put the cell phone DOWN!

Ride a Bike...Make a Smile!
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,979
Posted By AlphaGeek

Allister, You are going to love it! Enjoy...

Allister,

You are going to love it! Enjoy the MANY new friends and comments.

Especially enjoy the kids...they love these things!
Forum: Commuting
06-24-05, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By AlphaGeek

Derek, I live in Augusta. I don't know that...

Derek,

I live in Augusta. I don't know that there are any rental bikes available. The city is ok for commuting, I've done it for 5 years. There are a couple of bike paths, but generally you...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-05, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,727
Posted By AlphaGeek

I don't have CTS, but I do have a pinched nerve...

I don't have CTS, but I do have a pinched nerve that affects my arms and hands. My solution - a recumbent with under seat steering. It has made ALL the difference...plus it is a blast to ride!
Forum: Commuting
04-29-05, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,875
Posted By AlphaGeek

Don't you just love it that the messenger dude...

Don't you just love it that the messenger dude actually helps him break the chain! :eek:
Forum: Recumbent
04-20-05, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,126
Posted By AlphaGeek

jpanna, I have the Tidal Wave II USS, and it...

jpanna,

I have the Tidal Wave II USS, and it rocks. It is very well made and good components. The only caveat I have for you, it that the bike is not sold by a dealer, (Randy is basically an...
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By AlphaGeek

Well John, there are at least two of us Georgia...

Well John, there are at least two of us Georgia renegades on the road! :beer:

What kind of whack came up with this law?
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By AlphaGeek

Exactly what I did. I researched this at great...

Exactly what I did. I researched this at great length, and found that most of the complaints had to do with people expecting an importer to deal with them like a local dealer, (not gonna happen.) By...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By AlphaGeek

I received DA shifters (smooth as silk), 105 FD,...

I received DA shifters (smooth as silk), 105 FD, and LX RD as advertised.
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By AlphaGeek

Norton, It is a great idea to ride all the...

Norton,

It is a great idea to ride all the recumbents you can and get a feel for what you like. And feel free to contact me with any questions.

Mark
04-07-05, 10:53 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 6,732
Posted By AlphaGeek

When walking you, glance at where your third-eye...

When walking you, glance at where your third-eye mirror would be, to see behind you.

Bikes and parts have overtaken your garage.

RPM in the car makes sense to you, because you understand...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-05, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,187
Posted By AlphaGeek

Want a bent, but out of your budget?

I have been on the BikeForums for quite awhile, but recently purchased an ActionBent recumbent for less than $800. I mention this as an alternative to a homebuilt. www.actionbent.com is the...
Forum: Foo
04-04-05, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By AlphaGeek

That's inappropriate. John Paul was clear...

That's inappropriate.

John Paul was clear about what he believed and while not all agreed, he spoke what he believed to be the truth. I salute his integrity. For a guy who started the job at age...
03-24-05, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By AlphaGeek

Downtown Charleston has no bike lanes. However,...

Downtown Charleston has no bike lanes. However, I saw lots of bikes when I was there last fall. If you are accustomed to commuting traffic you will do fine. All in all a pretty laid back place to...
Forum: Foo
03-18-05, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By AlphaGeek

I didn't know that. Still, it seems odd to fuel...

I didn't know that. Still, it seems odd to fuel a bike with anything other than your favorite food item. :D
Forum: Foo
03-18-05, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By AlphaGeek

Absolutely!

Absolutely!
Forum: Foo
03-18-05, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By AlphaGeek

VERY carefully! :eek: Talk about saddled...

VERY carefully! :eek:

Talk about saddled up on a rocket. I don't think so! :eek:
Forum: Foo
03-17-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 469
Posted By AlphaGeek

Have you guys seen this!? ...

Have you guys seen this!?

http://www.mhtx.com/novars/slideshow/bike.html

The website http://www.mhtx.com/novars/ says:
The cylindrical shaped fuel cell stack, which powers the HYDROCYCLE™,...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-05, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By AlphaGeek

I've had great results from the Carradice SQR...

I've had great results from the Carradice SQR (quick release) seat bags. I've been using mine for about 3-4 years now and it has lots of room for commuting.
...
Forum: Recumbent
03-14-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,789
Posted By AlphaGeek

Here's the link:...

Here's the link: http://www.angletechcycles.com/accessories/aerotrunk.htm

I don't have one. A bit pricey at $185, but I'm sure it truly is aero, and would hold a lot.
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-05, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By AlphaGeek

Thanks Brian. What is your take on the...

Thanks Brian.

What is your take on the usefulness of shocks? Obviously they add weight, but how necessary are they in a paved urban environment?

Mark
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By AlphaGeek

Commuting with SWB USS?

I've been a wedgie rider for many years. About a year ago, I started having problems with my hands and arms due to a pinched nerve in my back. It has gotten better, but I think it is exacerbated by...
Forum: Foo
02-03-05, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,435
Posted By AlphaGeek

1 guy - check 1 gal - check 1 chicken alfredo...

1 guy - check
1 gal - check
1 chicken alfredo - check
1 dessert - check

add...
1 chik flick
1 bottle of wine
1 block of cheese & crackers
1 homemade card with mushy stuff written in it
02-03-05, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By AlphaGeek

Please add me to your list too. ...

Please add me to your list too. techmcg@yahoo.com
02-03-05, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By AlphaGeek

Augusta gets the start, man I missed it last...

Augusta gets the start, man I missed it last year. 2003 it was great to see the start and some mighty zippy sprints!
Forum: Foo
01-31-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 724
Posted By AlphaGeek

if you go by the name AlphaGeek :eek: ...

if you go by the name AlphaGeek :eek:

Currently working on multiple computers and have pieces and parts all over the place.
Leatherman, PDA, pager, on belt
USBkey (1GB) in pocket.
Tape on...
01-25-05, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By AlphaGeek

I have the Minora and it's works well.

I have the Minora and it's works well.
10-08-04, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By AlphaGeek

Yes, I agree, however, I'm not there yet. It's...

Yes, I agree, however, I'm not there yet. It's killing me to not be able to play guitar. :mad: I hope to do a few light weights soon tho. I meet again with the Doc on Friday.
10-07-04, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By AlphaGeek

Watch the Meds ... They'll Kill Ya!

About a month ago I started getting numbness in my hands and wrists and eventually up to my elbows. I work with computers all day so I thought it could be carpul tunnel :( and later tried...
Forum: Foo
10-06-04, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By AlphaGeek

Ditto. Stacey is absolutely right, check out...

Ditto. Stacey is absolutely right, check out langa's website. I wouldn't hesitate to get a quieter power supply. The box makers tend to ship what is cheap to keep their costs down. If you go to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By AlphaGeek

Just an update for everybody. I had a similar...

Just an update for everybody. I had a similar problem with my hands and arms hurting. Turns out my cholesterol meds..pravachol was the culprit. Just a heads up.
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