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Views: 499
Posted By Steamer

As you probably read, they rode west across the...

As you probably read, they rode west across the country last month, but had lots of mechanical difficulties. I am not sure if that, or other factors, caused them to nix the race.
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,797
Posted By Steamer

I believe BROL did make money. Bryan charged for...

I believe BROL did make money. Bryan charged for links and ads at the top of the page. I don't know the current status of things but a long time advertiser there told me it was upwards of 1000 USD...
02-02-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By Steamer

To each his own. I actually think the Boogaali...

To each his own. I actually think the Boogaali are more attractive.
Replies: 39
Views: 2,617
Posted By Steamer

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a...

No, 1 lux is 1 lumen per square meter. Lux is a measurement of light "density" (intensity) instead of total light, like lumens. A lot of lumens spread out over a large area wont have a very high...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,971
Posted By Steamer

I haven't been through that exact scenario, but...

I haven't been through that exact scenario, but somewhat close. So here's a thought... Do 45 second sprint intervals on the trainer with 5 minutes easy spinning in between. Perhaps do 5 to 7 of...
01-06-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By Steamer

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say...

Yeah, there's an inconsistency there. I can say for sure that over the last year and a half, at the very least, that Carver has used XACD (aka Yongwei Metalwork) for frame builds. They are...
Replies: 36
Views: 2,853
Posted By Steamer

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells,...

If you end up using a light with AAA or AA cells, keep in mind that lithium type will last much longer than alkaline. Perhaps approaching twice as long.
12-25-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,045
Posted By Steamer

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth...

Well, I'd like to think each topic worth discussing is actually based in objective reality, but this particular topic mostly isn't.
12-24-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,045
Posted By Steamer

This is pure navel gazing.

This is pure navel gazing.
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By Steamer

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to...

I (and samkl too, most likely) was reacting to the part I bolded below.


It seems to me that it's important that the doctor in question has some experience with endurance athletes and really...
Replies: 28
Views: 3,379
Posted By Steamer

A source I trust ...

A source I trust (https://www.google.com/amp/s/ultraracenews.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/training-for-ultracycling-events/amp/)says it's true that training longer than 6 hours is a bad idea from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,987
Posted By Steamer

Waste of time.

Waste of time.
10-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,456
Posted By Steamer

Altoid resident here. There aren't a lot of...

Altoid resident here.

There aren't a lot of nearby riding options for relatively flat and smooth trails (i.e. rails to trails). The Lower trail that goes from near Canoe Creek to Alexandria is the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,603
Posted By Steamer

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval...

Sounds like you are doing way too much interval training, back problem or not.
Forum: Recumbent
08-20-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,824
Posted By Steamer

Except his experience is not universal. My bent...

Except his experience is not universal. My bent climbing is only very slightly shy of my upright climbing. Some folks never get the knack of it.

Both platforms are fun.
Replies: 40
Views: 4,834
Posted By Steamer

I keep threatening to crush this:...

I keep threatening to crush this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6762091

Or this: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/37181472

Most of both has been scouted and vetted. I am pretty damn selective.
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,689
Posted By Steamer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-27-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,446
Posted By Steamer

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a...

maybe you take the act of posting stupid stuff a little too seriously?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 22,009
Posted By Steamer

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more...

BF is a cesspool. Various groups on FB are more civil, unbelievably.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,583
Posted By Steamer

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest...

No, I don't think he did. I think Dan's fastest ride was about 33 hrs., or thereabouts. Yes, he was on a bent for his rides.

The CTC route blows the big one, in general. I doubt I will ever do it...
04-02-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,988
Posted By Steamer

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is...

I don't think the inflation rate of the USA is particularly relevant to that of bikes. The inflation rate of places like China and Taiwan would be more relevant.
01-24-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,849
Posted By Steamer

PI offers several different cuts. I need an...

PI offers several different cuts.

I need an XL in their PRO line, large in the Elite line, and a medium in their mountain bike line.

The PRO line is pretty similar to a lot of the European...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 937,496
Posted By Steamer

Responses below in bold italics. A full...

Responses below in bold italics.

A full explanation of the reverse rake is here: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2020/09/26/steering-geometry-of-short-wheelbase-recumbent-bikes/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 937,496
Posted By Steamer

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike. ...

Some of you will howl, but here's my Ti bike.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Steamer

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork...

Nope. As I said, I've never shopped for a fork that length.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Steamer

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a...

Yes, the frame needs to be designed around a particular fork length, +/- a few mm, because changing ATC affects head tube and seat tube angles, stack height, etc. A rule of thumb is that every 10mm...
07-10-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,861
Posted By Steamer

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My...

I recently got a pair of their shorts. My initial impressions are that the quality is very good in absolute terms, but is pretty much amazing when considering the price.
Replies: 19
Views: 4,358
Posted By Steamer

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to...

Slosh means you've got a one way ticket to Pukesville.
06-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,823
Posted By Steamer

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.

Bike Forums. Where every day is Festivus.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By Steamer

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will...

Contact AD Carson at RecyledRecumbent. He will make you a mesh seat to order, pretty affordably too.
Replies: 12
Views: 2,748
Posted By Steamer

I think you already know the answer.

I think you already know the answer.
02-28-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,145
Posted By Steamer

I did this once...

I did this once https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5347980 on my recumbent bike.

ride report: https://rothrockcyrcle.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/cruel-and-unusual-punishment-200k/
01-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:...

Trikes are at a disadvantage is almost every way:

higher rolling resistance
higher aero drag (compared to fast recumbent bikes; not so bad compared to a rider with a non-aggressive position on...
01-10-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties....

I use my trike to stop and smell the cow patties.

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01-10-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

I also find cross winds that are potentially...

I also find cross winds that are potentially dangerous on 2 wheels are quite tolerable on the trike.
01-10-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like...

Interesting. If the route is reasonably flat-like (climbing not over 50 feet per mile), I find my trike and upright bike speeds to be pretty close. Trike slower by perhaps 1 mph at most. If it's a...
01-09-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

Not to pile on, but it's not. It's a descriptive...

Not to pile on, but it's not. It's a descriptive term. "Ass hatchet", now there's a pejorative.*

The other term I use more often outside of recumbent forums is "upright bike" because most people...
01-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

It's true that I ride it as fast as I can, not...

It's true that I ride it as fast as I can, not caring a bit about enjoying myself. And I refuse to wave, too.
01-06-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 13,315
Posted By Steamer

I really don't like this us vs. them crap. This...

I really don't like this us vs. them crap. This is silly. We are all cyclists.

For the record, I have a diverse fleet: My Current Velocipedes (https://photos.app.goo.gl/TyZcfWpSQj6EXPbi9)
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,008
Posted By Steamer

I think a LWB like a Tour Easy would be a good...

I think a LWB like a Tour Easy would be a good choice for such conditions.
12-13-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,537
Posted By Steamer

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home I just got...

https://www.rainlegs.com/en/home

I just got a pair and I'll be using them tomorrow in the slop we have for weather this time of year.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,485
Posted By Steamer

I started doing this last year, even though I...

I started doing this last year, even though I have almost three decades of cold weather riding experience. I found I was spending too much time trying to decide what to wear. The table saves me at...
10-12-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,607
Posted By Steamer

I used the print out fit template on their...

I used the print out fit template on their website and it didn't steer me wrong.
Forum: Recumbent
10-11-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,443
Posted By Steamer

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop....

In extreme cases like that, I pull over and stop. People get the message and go on their way.
Forum: Recumbent
10-02-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,443
Posted By Steamer

Agree with all of that.

Agree with all of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,849
Posted By Steamer

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought...

I found that a lot of discomfort that I thought was chafing was actually due to hairs being pulled on. 2 minutes with a clipper to clean things up really helped.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,097
Posted By Steamer

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the...

A proven tire you took of your wheel because the tread was starting to get too thin.
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,804
Posted By Steamer

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how...

Congrats on a good ride. I'm impressed with how far you've come as a bent rider in such a short period of time.
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,484
Posted By Steamer

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok...

I retract my earlier suspicions. Robert is an ok guy.

I guess. :)
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