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Forum: Foo
06-10-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7,884
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Posted By LHawes

GOTTA watch this entire video Volleyball...

GOTTA watch this entire video

Volleyball player takes repeated shots to the face in another stupid, delightful video | For The Win...
Forum: Touring
04-08-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

I've done none of the above - just cruised on...

I've done none of the above - just cruised on some lovely stretches of beach. Not sure i would interested in touring Nicaragua in general, nor touring in general.
Forum: Touring
04-05-17, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

Latest update. I split the package in 2. The...

Latest update. I split the package in 2. The frame and the detached front wheel etc. stayed in the original box which I cut down to size to just fit those items. I removed the rear wheel, the rear...
Forum: Touring
03-17-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

I knew someone would post the not so obvious...

I knew someone would post the not so obvious details. If you read the policy on bikes there's no mention of the link you allude to. But if you explore every aspect of every tab of every page the...
Forum: Touring
03-17-17, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

Thanks, and of course the reason for my first...

Thanks, and of course the reason for my first post. The box has absolutely no room, which is no surprise, and am thinking about trying to get it in to 2 boxes but the second box has to total less...
Forum: Touring
03-17-17, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

An update. The bike arrived from Bikes Direct...

An update. The bike arrived from Bikes Direct yesterday. It is still in its box. I called Avianca to get some more clarity on their web site policy which clearly states that bicycles fly free but the...
Forum: Touring
02-15-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

Thanks for the replies and I wonder why someone...

Thanks for the replies and I wonder why someone would think that I found this issue hard to research? I clearly state in the OP that I know Avianca's policy and the claims on the site were clear as...
Forum: Touring
02-13-17, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By LHawes

Traveling to Nicaragua...

...and have a question about flying with a bicycle in its original shipping box from Bikes Direct. Here's a link to general discussion thread ...
02-13-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By LHawes

Thanks so much for the links. If I can pull it...

Thanks so much for the links. If I can pull it off I will purchase a fat bike from Bikes Direct and will keep it in its original box for shipping and will assemble in Nicaragua.

Avianca Airlines...
02-11-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By LHawes

Shipping A Bike To Nicaragua?

A friend has a house in Nica and I want to take a FatBike from Bikes Direct down with me on my flight and leave it there. What should I know about something like this? Just ship it like personal...
Forum: Foo
01-05-17, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

Probably super saturated sugar solution....

Probably super saturated sugar solution....
Forum: Foo
12-20-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

Nile Croc you can find the full vid on youtube

Nile Croc you can find the full vid on youtube
12-08-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Thanks so much for your relies and experiences. I...

Thanks so much for your relies and experiences. I know these things come in very many shapes and sizes with many different causes. At this point I'm convinced it's a soft tissue issue as the symptoms...
12-07-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Thanks for the reply. I went to my first PT...

Thanks for the reply. I went to my first PT exercise session today and will combine with Chiro to see how it improves. I already feel better with just a little exercise. Hoping for the best.
12-05-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Just got back from the PT and she was pretty...

Just got back from the PT and she was pretty confident the problem involves strengthening and stretching to shift the positions of the first rib and to correct bad posture. Not likely a disc problem...
12-05-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By LHawes

I had a feeling there might be a rope - thanks...

I had a feeling there might be a rope - thanks for that post.

Funny thing was it looked like the bike was roped off and not the rider. That would have been tragic/funny - the guy falls - bike gets...
12-05-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Yeah all the mechanisms are in place just wanted...

Yeah all the mechanisms are in place just wanted to know if anyone here had a similar experience so I might learn just a little more before specialists etc.
12-05-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Same here but this doesn't go away when I shift...

Same here but this doesn't go away when I shift positions.
12-05-16, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Thanks so much for the replies. I have been to my...

Thanks so much for the replies. I have been to my GP who recommended X-Rays and PT and to monitor its progress/regression with little doubt it is a pinched/impinged nerve. PT seems like the next step...
12-05-16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By LHawes

Forget About Numb Hands - I have a Numb Right Arm

Didn't know where to post this but I thought the older guys might have some insight. I have developed a severe tingling and numbness in my right arm and it seems that biking makes it worse. I have...
12-05-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By LHawes

If This Doesn't Pucker You Up Nothing Will

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLRBNjUJlH0
11-27-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

Wow that looks like a great bike.

Wow that looks like a great bike.
11-21-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By LHawes

I'm curious as to why I found Osco's post...

I'm curious as to why I found Osco's post perfectly readable, understandable and that it also made good points about dropper posts but you, pholuvr, find something in the post that you must confront,...
11-16-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By LHawes

Just took my granny out for a real ride today and...

Just took my granny out for a real ride today and she was really nice!

I got off cheap. $80 for the cassette and $35 for the chain ring. Just checked the cassette and it says it's good with Sram...
11-16-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

Good post - love to hear stories about older...

Good post - love to hear stories about older riders.
Forum: Foo
11-15-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oz8xTl6sGKbuRPDDW/g...

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oz8xTl6sGKbuRPDDW/giphy.gif
11-15-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By LHawes

Looks like they are part way there. ...

Looks like they are part way there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbRMlxUR4gY
11-14-16, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By LHawes

Missed my Granny...

I had last year's 2016 Giant Trance 2 which had a 2 X 24/38 chain rings and 11/36 cogs. Nice low .70 gear and I used it quite a bit.

Traded that for the newer 2017 Trance 2 which came with a 1 x...
11-14-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,161
Posted By LHawes

My Giant Trance comes stock with one and I LOVE...

My Giant Trance comes stock with one and I LOVE it. So nice for so many things other than dropping down low for downhills. Done riding, drop the post and swing your leg over so easy. Drop it 1 inch...
11-11-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,686
Posted By LHawes

Knowing when one is 'done' with a certain part of...

Knowing when one is 'done' with a certain part of their life is an art form, not a science. It's OK to simply do something different whenever you say it is OK. There's no other measure.
11-10-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

Wow. There's simply no reason to try and ride...

Wow. There's simply no reason to try and ride over the rocks @2:20, way too dangerous IMO and no shame in just walking around, slowly and carefully. If those are the types of trails you must ride...
11-07-16, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By LHawes

Try some Maui Jims - the lenses are phenomenal.

Try some Maui Jims - the lenses are phenomenal.
11-07-16, 06:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

That's really impressive to me. There's no way I...

That's really impressive to me. There's no way I could even make 50 miles mountain biking - way to go.
11-06-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

Wanted to follow up this post with an...

Wanted to follow up this post with an observation. I bought a pair of the Five Tens you see below and have been wearing them for a few rides and can really tell a difference in efficiency. I can just...
Forum: Foo
11-05-16, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

I actually felt that face plant into the gravel!!

I actually felt that face plant into the gravel!!
11-03-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By LHawes

I do not envy your emotional state but you can't...

I do not envy your emotional state but you can't fight how the brain operates.

The brain has a way of storing all your experiences in certain places and when fear is attached to those experiences...
10-31-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 771
Posted By LHawes

Electric bike In 60 Seconds?

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1266381423/geoorbital-wheel-make-your-bike-electric-in-60-sec
10-30-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

Hey Colonel - Just got back from an awesome...

Hey Colonel - Just got back from an awesome weekend up near Big Bear Ca at a friend's cabin right across from the Santa Ana River. Couple shots of the Trance about to cross the River.

Turns out...
10-30-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

Thank you for all the replies. I just got back...

Thank you for all the replies. I just got back from a weekend near Big Bear CA at a friend's cabin that just happened to be perched near the trail head of the Santa Ana River Trail, apparently one of...
10-28-16, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

Great suggestions - I guess I could also ignore...

Great suggestions - I guess I could also ignore your posts as well - but thanks everyone else for being genuinely helpful.

Actually that might be good advice since I'm not in a hurry to get...
10-28-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

I don't mind wasting energy if it's being used to...

I don't mind wasting energy if it's being used to build muscle and endurance, anywhere in my body, because I don't need to go faster.

I started wearing the stiffer hiking shoes for exactly the...
10-28-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

I'm probably not communicating this very well but...

I'm probably not communicating this very well but I don't need any efficiency per se, just the best exercise I can get for all my muscles.

I don't think the piston rod bearing analogy is all that...
10-28-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

Very helpful, thanks for taking the time. I...

Very helpful, thanks for taking the time. I experience no pain with my running shoes but do feel more exercise of my foot and calf muscles when I wear them but much more stability with the hiking...
10-28-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

I understand most of these threads end up in the...

I understand most of these threads end up in the purview of those who have ridden for a long time or race and every inefficiency is noted and compensated for with the best, most efficient gear -...
10-28-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,413
Posted By LHawes

Simple Footwear Question/Observation

I'm recently back into cycling after a few years off and have been gathering the proper attire over time. I am 63 years old and have a hybrid and a mountain bike and bike only for exercise and the...
10-25-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,849
Posted By LHawes

I might be a little confused but isn't the tape...

I might be a little confused but isn't the tape there merely to seal the spoke holes and not there to fit the wheel more snuggly? If your tire is 'loose' then that might be an issue with the rim...
Forum: Foo
10-24-16, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

I just have to guess that when looking up 'nick...

I just have to guess that when looking up 'nick of time' in the dictionary that GIF appears as the first thing.
Forum: Foo
10-13-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,884
Views: 687,674
Posted By LHawes

Kinda like race car drivers...

Kinda like race car drivers...
10-13-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,599
Posted By LHawes

What is LCF?

What is LCF?
10-13-16, 11:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,320
Posted By LHawes

Lol it's just as ugly in real life as it in the...

Lol it's just as ugly in real life as it in the web site pictures:lol:
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