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Forum: Recumbent
04-26-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By hawkijohn

Giro

I too am new to bents, I've had my Giro 20 only since this past Thanksgiving but I can say I heartily recommend the Giro, whether the 26 or 20. Being new, I just felt so much more comfortable and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 928
Posted By hawkijohn

I Love what I got...

I upgraded my Giro 20 to Velocity Thracian wheelset and Schwalbe Marathon Racers. I saw a pretty significant increase in speed with good comfort factor. Too new to tell but they should have good...
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-07, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,175
Posted By hawkijohn

Tires

I was going to upgrade to the Stelvios and was scared off by too many reports of failures. I opted for the Marathon Racers instead. I know i may have sacrificed a bit of speed but they're still fast...
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By hawkijohn

With the windchills down to -35f right now, I...

With the windchills down to -35f right now, I spend a lot of time on trainer. I do long slow distance 3 times a week, intervals twice and weights twice. I try to get out for a brisk tramp a few times...
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By hawkijohn

Can I be the first to suggest you consider a...

Can I be the first to suggest you consider a recumbent? I did, not due to capal tunnel, back issues or other but rather because of the comfort I could enjoy on centuries and doubles, without...
Replies: 58
Views: 4,611
Posted By hawkijohn

No saddle!

I've been won over, I now ride with great comfort on my "Recurve" seat on my Bacchetta Giro 20. Will attempt my first triple century later this year. I do get along pretty well on my Terry Liberator...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-07, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By hawkijohn

I knew I'd get some good responses on this!

I knew I'd get some good responses on this!
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By hawkijohn

Strange observation from new bent rider...

I've only ridden 250 miles on my bent thus far, but happened to think about something that's totally different than all the other obvious things....I don't have the drippy nose in the cold wind...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By hawkijohn

Pretty darn nice here...

low 30's with 12 - 15 mph North wind. Dry roads so I did a little 12 mile ride. Hope to get out later today since it's even nicer.
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By hawkijohn

For what it's worth...

I just starting cycling a yr ago when I bought a bike and started training for a charity ride that ran 550 miles over 6 days (100 degrees F. every day) I had a pretty full schedule and only did 1500...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By hawkijohn

Along with all the other benefits, it's also nice...

Along with all the other benefits, it's also nice to be able to pedal with one foot on a tight turn while unclipping the inside leg. I'm new to bents myself but I'm sure gravity would come into play...
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By hawkijohn

Body Type

I'm passionate about ultra cycling but wish for a better cycling body. I'm 5/10 and 185. I'll likely get down to 175 when in peak form next spring but I've got a pretty stocky build. I do quite a bit...
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By hawkijohn

So tell me, is it a progressive thing or does it...

So tell me, is it a progressive thing or does it suddenly kick in to where one feels confident and comfortable. And, how much is it the bike and how much just getting the riding time? ( I was going...
Forum: Recumbent
11-02-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By hawkijohn

First time bent rider today...

Test rode 3 recumbents today, having absolutely no preconceptions. It was really quite different than I had even guessed. To be honest, I have some mixed feelings. I'm still very interested in owning...
Forum: Recumbent
11-02-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,753
Posted By hawkijohn

Yes, I'm a total newbie with bents and started...

Yes, I'm a total newbie with bents and started looking with a completely blank page, as I did before buying my first road bike. In that case I started eyeing hybreds in the $300 range and a few weeks...
Forum: Recumbent
11-01-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By hawkijohn

I like the point of interchangeable tires and...

I like the point of interchangeable tires and tubes. About the budget, I could go higher but I thought the Giro 26 looked like a good choice given the reviews I'd read on it. For a day of 255 miles...
Forum: Recumbent
10-31-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By hawkijohn

Your views???

I'm hoping to test ride a Bacchetta Giro tomorrow. I'd like to hear personal opinions on what you prefer, a 26/20 or 26/26. As one new to bents, it's a blank page for me right now but I've done a lot...
10-26-06, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 747
Posted By hawkijohn

I actually wondered about you as I watched the...

I actually wondered about you as I watched the Weather Ch. earlier. WOW!
Replies: 243
Views: 27,864
Posted By hawkijohn

THIS year

In my previous 55 yrs, I probably had not ridden a total of 100miles. Bought a bike in Jan and have ridden 6 centuries with a long of 160 miles. When I was younger, I was into long distance...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-06, 12:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,753
Posted By hawkijohn

RecumbentUSA.com?

I'm a novice when it comes to bents but I'm getting interested. Prices seem pretty low with Recumbentusa, anyone have any experience? I'm going to be stopping at a shop that sells Bacchetta in a few...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hawkijohn

TNX for passing that along. I'm going to shoot...

TNX for passing that along. I'm going to shoot for that too. I didn't see a date for '07?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hawkijohn

OK - I looked it up and Mike Trevino did cross Ia...

OK - I looked it up and Mike Trevino did cross Ia in a little over 10 1/2 hrs with the distance being 273 miles for an ave of 25.7. By I-80 it's much further due to extended lump in the state line by...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hawkijohn

What's worked for me is water with food and...

What's worked for me is water with food and Accelerade in between. I eat early and often but never too much at once. I can't do carbonated drinks because I get really bloated. I think I might try the...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hawkijohn

10 hrs crossing Ia on Hiway 92? Is that possible?...

10 hrs crossing Ia on Hiway 92? Is that possible? It's got to be close to 350 miles. RAGRBRAI takes a week to cross the state. I'm kind of a loner when riding distance and thought I might do...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By hawkijohn

What worked for you?

I like riding a 53 mile loop and I've done it 3 times in a day and hoping to do 4 next summer perhaps in June with the long hours of light. I'd like to hear of how you did the nutrition and hydration?
10-22-06, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By hawkijohn

Wow! 17 mph

Did you guys do a pace line? I've done 6 centuries this yr after not riding a bike in 40 yrs but my ave speed was usually in the 14 to 15 mph riding alone. I doubt I'll ever reach an ave of 17 in a...
10-16-06, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By hawkijohn

It does appear the calipers can be adjusted down...

It does appear the calipers can be adjusted down far enough. I'll have him try one of our other bike's wheels first to check that before buying. Will we need to stick with a 5 cog cassette???
10-15-06, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By hawkijohn

My boy the bike wrench

My son (13) has really gotten into wrenching on bikes so I'm trying to foster that. He's going to have to wait until Christmas for that new set of tools and work stand but until then he's tearing...
10-08-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,306
Posted By hawkijohn

My take...

[QUOTE=Hwy 40 Blue]Crosschain's thread on Drag Culture vs. Bike Culture prompts me to comment on something that's been bugging me: Packs of motorcyclists roaring by me on the mountain roads near my...
10-08-06, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,023
Posted By hawkijohn

It was me....

that posted about these "specials" originally. I was very tempted by this but held back when a little voice said it just didn't seem right. It came from Wyoming and it seemed very odd to me that a...
10-04-06, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By hawkijohn

I'm inclined toward...

call it trusting....or maybe easy pickins
10-04-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By hawkijohn

I snoozed

It was up on e-bay. Also had Trek T1000 along with C-dale MTB. The add was down before I could act. It was from Wyoming. Do you think it was ligit?
10-03-06, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By hawkijohn

both new 06 - correct sizing for both

both new 06 - correct sizing for both
10-03-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 647
Posted By hawkijohn

Help me choose please!!!

Trek t2000 for $1500 or Cannondale Road Tandem for $1200?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By hawkijohn

Looking for advice...

My 13 yr old son is very interested in wrenching on bikes. I've gotten him Parks Blue book and he owns an assortment of tools but not much for bike specific tools. I'm going to get him an Ultimate...
09-28-06, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 596
Posted By hawkijohn

Let's us know how it's working for you...

I'm getting serious about getting a first tandem and the Cannondale is one of 2 or 3 I'm most interested in. I'll be eager to hear how you're getting along with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-06, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By hawkijohn

Exactly!

For me, I need to graze throughout a long ride. I recently road 160 miles and was still feeling good because I never went more than 30 min or so without munching on something. As Carmichal suggests,...
09-26-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By hawkijohn

Yes

My 13 yr old daughter and I were there on the Sat. afternoon strolling around checking everything out (like the $12k carbon fibor unit) I was hoping we might find something used for sale there but...
09-26-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By hawkijohn

Watkins

Watkins is about 20 miles SW of Cedar Rapids. Watkins is far too large a community for me however (being perhaps 50 people) We live on an old farmstead of 7 acres. Peace and quiet but gotta put up...
09-26-06, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By hawkijohn

What would you do???

I'm going to be buying my first tandem before long. I'm looking for a good used deal or may buy new if that doesn't work out. Here's my issue...We live on a gravel road, .8 mile one way or 1.2 mile...
Replies: 277
Views: 42,674
Posted By hawkijohn

Just took up cycling for the first time in 40 yrs...

Just took up cycling for the first time in 40 yrs and I did 6 centuries so far this yr with a long of 160 miles. I'm really getting into this distance thing. I have not yet quite figured out the...
09-18-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,369
Posted By hawkijohn

For century rides....

I try to stand about 5 to 10% of the time to give sit bones a break and change the stress on the muscles. So, the natural time to stand is on the hills and seldom on the flats or when speeds are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-06, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By hawkijohn

I think I have the same problem but I do have...

I think I have the same problem but I do have good bike shoes. My Dr says it's loss of fatty pads. For me it feels like the bones are coming thru the bottom of that metatacel area, especially that...
09-12-06, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By hawkijohn

Felt F4C

I'm not really shopping for another bike just yet, other than that tandem my daughter keeps talking about, but I did happen to spy a F4C a couple of weeks ago that they had a sale sign on for a...
09-12-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By hawkijohn

Way to go!

I too have learned to embrace those hills....now headwinds, that's a different story!
09-12-06, 02:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,018
Posted By hawkijohn

Like the quarter super glued to the sidewalk

I was riding the other night when I saw some motorist pull over suddenly to pick up a roadside treasure he happened to see ( I think it was a nice looking aluminum grain scoop ) As he reached for it,...
09-06-06, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By hawkijohn

08-25-06, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By hawkijohn

DITTO here, when friends or family heard about me...

DITTO here, when friends or family heard about me going on a 550 mile bike tour this yr, last week of July everyone assumed it was RAGBRAI. BTW, I live less than 20 miles from Cedar Rapids and I've...
08-24-06, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By hawkijohn

My daughter Maggie just turned 13. She's been a...

My daughter Maggie just turned 13. She's been a dancer since she was 5 so she's got strong legs! She's a daddy's girl and loves to spend time with me, riding, playing ball, working in the garden or...
08-23-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By hawkijohn

A HUGE thanks...

Yes, I'm very close to CR, just 20 miles. I will follow up on this but can't miss my beloved Hawkeye FB game on Sat. Someone I rode with recently recommended Precision Tandems to me so I have been...
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