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Forum: Recumbent
03-25-16, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,171
Posted By Balsawings

I usually only use the flag when I'm going to be...

I usually only use the flag when I'm going to be riding on the streets with drivers. When I'm riding the MUP I will usually leave it at home. Up until recently I had done my riding in Miami. Some of...
Forum: Touring
08-28-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Balsawings

I have six of these jerseys in four different...

I have six of these jerseys in four different colors. I love them. I also have Pearl Izumi and a couple of bike shop jerseys. The Aero Tech are my go to jerseys. I wear extra large and the fit is...
05-05-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,719
Posted By Balsawings

We spend our early years (1-21) trying to be...

We spend our early years (1-21) trying to be older than we were. Then we try to convince ourselves and everyone else that we weren't as old as we really were (21-50). Now here we are, willing to...
05-05-15, 08:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,719
Posted By Balsawings

Dan, it was that very picture that got me...

Dan, it was that very picture that got me searching the web for the 50+ jersey. I was so disappointed when I finally realized that they were no longer available. I'm in for everything but the shorts....
Forum: Touring
02-28-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,001
Posted By Balsawings

Ready for Touring 436573436574 Bob

Ready for Touring

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Bob
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-15, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,993
Posted By Balsawings

Jeremy, welcome to recumbents. Most "bent"...

Jeremy, welcome to recumbents.

Most "bent" riders will tell you that it can take as little as 500 miles to a much as 1000 miles to get your bent legs. This really is dependent on how often and how...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-15, 08:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,135
Posted By Balsawings

Bull, I took a test ride on that trike. Very nice...

Bull, I took a test ride on that trike. Very nice ride. I found that it does take a bit more effort to peddle than a two wheeler but that will actually help in your quest to loose weight. It wasn't...
Forum: Touring
12-18-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Balsawings

I ride both paths several times each week. The...

I ride both paths several times each week. The Old Cutler path is a much more scenic path (several tourist spots also) although it does get a bit rough in spots. They are currently updating the...
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,526
Posted By Balsawings

Thought about the Jolly Roger myself but ended up...

Thought about the Jolly Roger myself but ended up with the bigger, more colorful one in the picture. Being from Miami and having to drive with these third world drivers inspires me to make my bike as...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 53,046
Posted By Balsawings

Wow! I thought my Dash looked busy. Is that a...

Wow! I thought my Dash looked busy. Is that a back-up camera monitor in the middle? :roflmao2:
Forum: Recumbent
09-12-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,769
Posted By Balsawings

I had never had knee problems when riding my DFs....

I had never had knee problems when riding my DFs. When I transitioned to my first recumbent I was having knee pain in my left knee. Took a couple weeks to get the "fit" perfect but still had some...
09-05-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Balsawings

Thanks everyone. It was a great day. :thumb:

Thanks everyone. It was a great day. :thumb:
09-04-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By Balsawings

Birthday Challenge accepted and done.

Itís been 15 months since I started riding (again). In those months and thousands of miles ridden Iíve had one goal. To ride my age on my birthday.

Today I turned 52 and I rode 55 miles. I know...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By Balsawings

I have the Aerotech shorts as well. They are...

I have the Aerotech shorts as well. They are great shorts that fit well. I wear a size 38. Ordered the XL and they fit perfectly. The legs cuffs are a couple of inches above the knee while riding. I...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 53,046
Posted By Balsawings

Yes, it's a recumbent. It's a Sun Bicycles EZ...

Yes, it's a recumbent. It's a Sun Bicycles EZ Sport AX. Here's a picture of the bike.

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I have gone totally recumbent now. My new dash belongs to a Bacchetta Corsa.

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Both Bikes.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 53,046
Posted By Balsawings

There are braze ons for bottle cages on the...

There are braze ons for bottle cages on the handle bars. Very convenient.

Bob

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Forum: Commuting
05-25-14, 04:14 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 53,046
Posted By Balsawings

I know this thread had been sinking into...

I know this thread had been sinking into oblivion, but after changing the bars on my Bacchetta Corsa I just had to post a pick of the "dashboard". Besides, I like seeing how other riders decorate...
Forum: Touring
05-22-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,763
Posted By Balsawings

Link worked for me. I just signed up. Had been...

Link worked for me. I just signed up. Had been thinking about joining but had been putting it off. Have only been riding locally but really want to do some touring. I believe I'll do one of ACA's...
05-21-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 429,248
Posted By Balsawings

Wildlife along yesterdays ride. 381807 ...

Wildlife along yesterdays ride.

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The view looking out on the Atlantic at the half way turnaround
05-17-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,507
Views: 505,138
Posted By Balsawings

Bought a week ago. Fast, responsive and easy on...

Bought a week ago. Fast, responsive and easy on the old neck.

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Forum: Commuting
05-01-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,419
Posted By Balsawings

In the summer I will were my kit to work because...

In the summer I will were my kit to work because it's too hot to were my usual jeans, so it would be harder to tell I'm commuting except for the panniers with my work cloths. During the winter I'll...
04-30-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3,345
Views: 429,248
Posted By Balsawings

Key Largo, Florida, yesterday afternoon. Bob...

Key Largo, Florida, yesterday afternoon.

Bob

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04-25-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Balsawings

The picture is disturbing, but , I'll bet there...

The picture is disturbing, but , I'll bet there is an interesting story behind the signing of the picture. The story is the only thing that can save this thread now. You can't un-see what's been...
04-17-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By Balsawings

This sounds like a fantastic idea. The southern...

This sounds like a fantastic idea. The southern most point in the US would have to be included. I'll cover the 120 miles from Homestead to Key West Florida. The idea of a virtual baton is a good way...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,445
Posted By Balsawings

Tumatan, there's no way of knowing until she...

Tumatan, there's no way of knowing until she rides a few. Personally, I've had great luck riding my LWB EZ Sport. I've had lower back and neck problems for years. I finally had to give up riding my...
Forum: Touring
03-02-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Balsawings

BluesDawg, Came across this item while...

BluesDawg,

Came across this item while wondering around the interweb this evening and remembered your post here. Thought this might suit your request.
...
Forum: Introductions
03-02-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Balsawings

Cool! I'm out in the Redlands, North of...

Cool! I'm out in the Redlands, North of Homestead. Once again, welcome aboard.

Bob
Forum: Introductions
03-02-14, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Balsawings

Welcome to the Bike Forums Jorge. Where in South...

Welcome to the Bike Forums Jorge. Where in South Florida are you?

Bob
Forum: Recumbent
02-22-14, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By Balsawings

I would be interested in hearing how da Brims...

I would be interested in hearing how da Brims work out for you and your wife. They're not quite my style but I'm getting old enough that function takes priority over style. Protection for the neck is...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By Balsawings

osco53, The visor from Hostelshoppe is what...

osco53,

The visor from Hostelshoppe is what gave me the idea to make my own. After years of manufacturing, I know what the mark-up is from raw material to finished product. I looked at the $34.95...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-14, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By Balsawings

Really, the reason for the effort is (1) I hate...

Really, the reason for the effort is (1) I hate wearing hats (2) my helmet is so comfortable to me, I didn't want to change the feel (3) I still ride my df from time to time so it needed it to be...
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By Balsawings

Helmet Visor

Another poster here on bf had mentioned the lack of sun protection by the stock visor on his helmet. I had the same problem with the visor on my Giro helmet. As popular as recumbents are becoming you...
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Ric, The seat bag has a place for the flag....

Ric,

The seat bag has a place for the flag. The first time I road a bent at the bike shop I had a car start backing out in the parking lot. That made up my mind that I had to do anything I could...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-14, 10:01 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Ric, Just keep riding when you get a chance....

Ric,

Just keep riding when you get a chance.

"It will be great to have someone to ride along with."
This is one reason I'm considering this tour.

"A great thing about this tour that...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-14, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,721
Posted By Balsawings

punkncat, I had been riding DFs for about...

punkncat,

I had been riding DFs for about four months when I bought my EZ Sport. Very first ride I was having knee pain. Mine was in the left knee on the outside of the knee. I had never had knee...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Well, I was back on the bike for a couple weeks,...

Well, I was back on the bike for a couple weeks, now I'm off again for about ten days. Had a cist removed from my forehead and can't wear my helmet. It's not keeping me from planning though.

Ric,...
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Ric, Thanks for the concern. I did manage to...

Ric,

Thanks for the concern. I did manage to get in a 14 mile ride yesterday and I am riding to work this morning. After two weeks I can get back on the bike. I'm not 100% yet but close enough to...
Forum: Recumbent
01-23-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

BlazingPedals, My knees didn't actually hit...

BlazingPedals,

My knees didn't actually hit the handlebars unless I had to make a turn. I could not pedal when turning the bars. I tried raising the bars but I then had to reach for the bars or...
Forum: Recumbent
01-21-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Balsawings

Seely, I appreciate your chiming in. I want the...

Seely, I appreciate your chiming in. I want the best touring wheels possible and I really like the A23's. Your recommendation for the hubs is noted. I must admit that I'm leaning towards the Phil...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Balsawings

Ric, that small piece of rubber is typical for a...

Ric, that small piece of rubber is typical for a rim strip. All it's there for is to keep the tube from rubbing against the spoke nipples. I've been told that the wheels on my bike a Velocity's. They...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-14, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Balsawings

This is how I change the wheels on my DF's....

This is how I change the wheels on my DF's. Hadn't really thought about doing it the same way with the EZ Sport since it is so much longer and heavier. Probably how I will remove the wheel if there...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Back to the handlebars. I hope everyone doesn't...

Back to the handlebars. I hope everyone doesn't mind my going on about my bike. I just really like working on my bikes and it's become a hobby of sorts.

When I had the stem raised, I had to move...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Balsawings

360315360316 Ric, The only way I would...

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Ric, The only way I would change the rear wheel/tire while the bike is laying on the ground is if there are no trees around. What a pain in the ***. It's do-able but it's tough. I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-18-14, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,754
Posted By Balsawings

Ric, This is actually something I hadn't thought...

Ric, This is actually something I hadn't thought of. I think I'll take some time tomorrow to experiment with the best way to pull the rear wheel on my bike. I would love to have one of the double...
Forum: Recumbent
01-18-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

Ride Report

Ric, I don't know why I hadn't thought about the stem being extendable. Just one of my Homer moments I guess.




Thought I would save your picture to my computer so I could rotate it, resave...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

I supported my LBS today. Went in to have them...

I supported my LBS today. Went in to have them take a look at the bike and have them install a stem riser adapter so I could get the bars above my knees. After they got into it, they realized that I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-16-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Balsawings

We are the minority here and on the road. One of...

We are the minority here and on the road. One of the reason I enjoy my bent so much is all the weird looks and comments I get from the uninformed masses. I like being different. I was riding to work...
Forum: Recumbent
01-13-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

BK, your suggestion was exactly what I had in...

BK, your suggestion was exactly what I had in mind. Since I haven't changed the handlebars or the angle of the seat back I hadn't tried it until now. After reading your post I went out to the garage...
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,973
Posted By Balsawings

OSS to USS conversion

If I had one wish for my bike it would be under seat steering. I feel this would make it the perfect bike for me. I've owned my EZ Sport for a couple months now and am very happy with it, so this...
Forum: Recumbent
01-06-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,663
Posted By Balsawings

The Rickenbauker Causway Bridge

The bridge out to Key Biscayne is a very friendly bridge to ride or walk. The East bound side has a pedestrian/walking path that is separated from the roadway as well a bike path on the roadway. The...
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