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05-08-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,949
Posted By tpelle

I used to use a take-a-look mirror, and it was OK...

I used to use a take-a-look mirror, and it was OK but I found that it was taking too long to look behind me. I'd look at the mirror then I'd have to wiggle my head around to aim like Annie Oakley...
05-05-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,041
Posted By tpelle

I agree that a cyclocross bike is the ultimate...

I agree that a cyclocross bike is the ultimate compromise, at the risk of using contradictory terms. It's basically just a road bike that is set up with wider rims and tires, and has pretty much...
05-02-14, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By tpelle

But you have to contend with the wind blowing up...

But you have to contend with the wind blowing up the legs of your baggy shorts!
05-01-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,639
Posted By tpelle

I keep my old 10-speed Ross (which I never ride...

I keep my old 10-speed Ross (which I never ride any more), plus whichever bike I am currently riding (currently my Motobecane Mirage) in the "Carriage House" with my truck and my son's VW GTI. The...
04-28-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By tpelle

Reminds me of the George Carlin quote: ...

Reminds me of the George Carlin quote:

"Think about how dumb the average person is,
Then remember that half of the people are dumber than that!"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-14, 04:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,676
Posted By tpelle

I always favored "Born To Be Wild". Oh,...

I always favored "Born To Be Wild".

Oh, wait! Different kind of biking.
04-27-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By tpelle

Actually there was this one woman walking a dog...

Actually there was this one woman walking a dog on a long leash. As I approched them head on I saw that the woman was not paying attention at all, as she was watching the little league game, and her...
04-26-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By tpelle

I'm not hanging a stuffed paper bag on my bike. ...

I'm not hanging a stuffed paper bag on my bike. No way. Ain't happenin'.

I just ride faster than the bugs fly, and keep my mouth closed.
04-26-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 24,426
Views: 2,280,463
Posted By tpelle

Yeah, a totally frustrating experience on the...

Yeah, a totally frustrating experience on the local MUP. It encircles a local sports park with a bunch of baseball fields and soccer fields, all of which were in use this morning. One couple of...
04-26-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,689
Posted By tpelle

So Joey, you carry this ASP baton which you say...

So Joey, you carry this ASP baton which you say would be equal in the eyes of the law to a gun if it were discovered. If you accept that it it is the same legal liability as a gun, but not nearly as...
04-26-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,329
Posted By tpelle

I agree with throwing it in the trunk of the car,...

I agree with throwing it in the trunk of the car, bungee the trunk lid down, and roll.

Don't have a car? Have a friend with a car? Tell 'em you'll buy 'em lunch and 10 gallons of gas. You'll be...
04-26-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,079
Posted By tpelle

Frustrating Experience on the MUP Today

Lately, if I want to get in a quick ride, I've been using a walking/jogging/biking trail at a local sports park near my house. It's well maintained, and if you hit it at the right time, not very...
04-26-14, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By tpelle

This smacks of an often-seen aberration in our...

This smacks of an often-seen aberration in our modern society: That you can solve a problem by just throwing more money at it.

Besides bicycling I shoot in NRA Service Rifle competition, shooting...
04-25-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By tpelle

That's more in Western KY. I'm up in the very...

That's more in Western KY. I'm up in the very North close to Cincinnati, Ohio. All we have is hills.
04-25-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,510
Posted By tpelle

Can't Be Too Careful!

I know this guy who works in law enforcement. He has a major degree in accounting and a minor in law enforcement, and when he graduated from the university he went into the Marine Corps as an M.P....
04-24-14, 11:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By tpelle

I have my bikes equipped with cyclocomputers. I...

I have my bikes equipped with cyclocomputers. I keep the displays set, usually, to display cadence as the main display, with either distance or speed as the secondary display.

I think that...
04-24-14, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By tpelle

I live in rural Kentucky. The only things flat...

I live in rural Kentucky. The only things flat around here are the surfaces of the ponds.

My intention is to just keep active and improve general health, weight loss, etc. Bicycling is the only...
04-24-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,364
Posted By tpelle

I finally found someone that sells a pump peg...

I finally found someone that sells a pump peg that doesn't require payment in Euros:

KlickFix PumpFix | wallbike.com (http://www.wallbike.com/klickfix/tire-supplies/klickfix-pumpfix)

Ordered...
04-24-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 941
Posted By tpelle

Riding For Fitness Question

I'm 62 years old and I ride for exercise and recreation - I'm not training for a race or anything like that. My question is this: Is it better to ride, say, four times per week for one hour each,...
04-24-14, 10:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,076
Posted By tpelle

Personally I have no issues with male bicyclists...

Personally I have no issues with male bicyclists wearing spandex, but I must admit that I enjoy more seeing the female cyclists in spandex.

BTW, I'm one of those people that think that you should...
04-23-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,420
Posted By tpelle

I think a lot depends on WHERE you are riding. ...

I think a lot depends on WHERE you are riding. If on a country road with little traffic, you can go as fast as you want. However if you are riding on a MUP with a mix of joggers, walkers, people...
04-22-14, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By tpelle

Initially, when I got my truck, I took a piece of...

Initially, when I got my truck, I took a piece of 2x8 lumber cut to the width of the bed and mounted one of those brackets that have a skewer for the front forks - I was only hauling one bike. The...
04-19-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,425
Posted By tpelle

Regarding eye protection, I used to wear contact...

Regarding eye protection, I used to wear contact lenses - can't do so anymore because I've developed sensetivity to the solutions - and always had sunglasses. I kept a pair in my car, in my pickup,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,858
Posted By tpelle

I'm a big guy - I'll never see the low side of...

I'm a big guy - I'll never see the low side of 225 pounds again. (Haven't since about the 7th grade.) I'm built like an NFL lineman. When I was last fitted, the owner of the LBS couldn't get a...
04-18-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,364
Posted By tpelle

That's what I'm running now.

That's what I'm running now.
04-18-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,364
Posted By tpelle

Not thrilled about buying from E-Bay, but Google...

Not thrilled about buying from E-Bay, but Google got me to an on-line store that sells these things: Frame Punp Umbrella Clip|Bike Touring News...
04-18-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,364
Posted By tpelle

Thanks. I might try the zip-tie idea. I have...

Thanks. I might try the zip-tie idea. I have some pretty small ones that might work. I've been noodling this problem out and was thinking about drilling the steerer tube and tapping it for a small...
04-18-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,364
Posted By tpelle

Dumb Question - Frame Pump On Bike With No Pump Peg?

I have a kind of retro-framed road bike - level top tube, downtube shifters and all - but it has no pump peg. Currently I am running a mini-pump that has a plastic bracket that straps to the top...
04-18-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,800
Posted By tpelle

Well, Problem Solved! I just took a ride with my...

Well, Problem Solved! I just took a ride with my Headsweats cycling cap under my helmet and found it to be very comfortable. It did impede the airflow across my head somewhat, so I'm not sure how...
04-17-14, 03:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,800
Posted By tpelle

I received the Headsweats cycling cap that I...

I received the Headsweats cycling cap that I ordered from Amazon the other day. I tried it on - I have a 7-5/8 - 61mm hat size, and was concerned about the 'one size fits all' aspect - but was...
04-16-14, 04:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,736
Posted By tpelle

That's precisely my thinking, too. The sooner...

That's precisely my thinking, too. The sooner they get around me the safer I feel.

I've also, when I see a car waiting to pull out from a driveway or side street and realize that they are waiting...
04-15-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,526
Posted By tpelle

Wow! We made it all way to post #12...

Wow! We made it all way to post #12 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) before somebody dropped the B-bomb!

Just kidding! I have two B17's and love 'em.
04-15-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By tpelle

When I was recovering from my broken kneecap and...

When I was recovering from my broken kneecap and just starting to think about riding again, I asked this same question at my LBS. They pointed me to a set of kneepads made for skateboarders that had...
04-15-14, 04:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,684
Posted By tpelle

A big factor to consider, at least for me, is...

A big factor to consider, at least for me, is having bars that permit alternate hand positions. Two weeks ago we had a lot of rain leading up to the weekend, making me unsure of the road and trail...
04-14-14, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,652
Posted By tpelle

I carry a few band-aids in my wallet (Remember...

I carry a few band-aids in my wallet (Remember when us guys carried something else in our wallets? How far we've fallen!) and a few wet-wipes. I've only needed a first-aid kit twice. Once when I...
04-14-14, 12:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,800
Posted By tpelle

You know what? I recall seeing a Headsweats...

You know what? I recall seeing a Headsweats factory outlet(?) on my way home from work! I'll check 'em out.
04-14-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By tpelle

HRM Question

Several years ago I purchased a Timex HRM - it was inexpensive, and I had no idea what sort of bpm I was getting up to as I was just starting out riding, and wasn't sure if an HRM was appropriate for...
04-13-14, 05:09 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,736
Posted By tpelle

You know? I've done pretty much exactly the same...

You know? I've done pretty much exactly the same thing as you describe. Where I ride the roads are usually narrow, and have a lot of little dips and hills - just enough to impede visibility. I've...
04-13-14, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,800
Posted By tpelle

Well, that yellow skullcap thing is a little too...

Well, that yellow skullcap thing is a little too French Foreign Legion looking for riding in Kentucky. I guess I could try one of those pirate-looking bandannas, but I don't have the eye patch to go...
04-13-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24,426
Views: 2,280,463
Posted By tpelle

Yep! I did 5 miles on my old TREK mountain bike...

Yep! I did 5 miles on my old TREK mountain bike last week, trying out a walking/biking path at a local park. Went back with one of my road bikes this week and did 10 miles.

I have been off the...
04-13-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,800
Posted By tpelle

How To Avoid "Alien Brain" Suntan?

Like many of us that frequent this sub-forum, I, too, have grown too tall for my hair.

If it's cold, I slip a waterproof (and sunproof) cover over my helmet just to keep the cold wind out. But in...
10-14-12, 05:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,834
Posted By tpelle

As stated in an earlier reply to this thread, a...

As stated in an earlier reply to this thread, a bike seat is a very personal choice. Personally I have Brooks B17s on my bikes. Are they as comfortable as my Lazy-Boy recliner? No. Are they...
10-13-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By tpelle

Blinky Mount

I had a blinky on my road bike, but it was obscured by the seat bag. I had been keeping my eye out for a way to mount it in a more visible place but hadn't seen anything that looked like it would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-12, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By tpelle

Anybody With A Timex HRM?

I bought an inexpensive Timex HRM 3 or 4 years ago. It's worked fine up until this year. When I started riding again a couple of weeks ago I noticed that the readings were intermittent, in that...
03-24-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 692
Posted By tpelle

I had a bad one last year. I was on a several...

I had a bad one last year. I was on a several month long work assignment out in Moreno Valley, California. While there I bought a bike from BD (Motobecane Mirage) to try a little bicycle commuting...
03-23-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,975
Posted By tpelle

I have a Camelback, and except for short rides I...

I have a Camelback, and except for short rides I always use it - either filled with plain water for cooler days, or with ice cubes and water for hot days. One thing I recommend, however, is to...
03-22-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By tpelle

Well, you guys hit the nail on the head with the...

Well, you guys hit the nail on the head with the Koolstop Salmons. I bought two sets and swapped them on this evening. The difference is amazing! Only had time for a quick spin up and down the...
03-20-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 852
Posted By tpelle

I took my first ride just last night, just kind...

I took my first ride just last night, just kind of an impromptu thing, and amazingly I forgot nothing! Remembered to fill my water bottle, get my dogtags, my HRM, my cell phone, EVERYTHING!
...
03-20-12, 10:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,936
Posted By tpelle

It's human nature to want the best example of...

It's human nature to want the best example of whatever you enjoy, and to show it off when you have it.

Makes no difference if it's sneakers, electric guitars, guns, stereo equipment, motorcycles,...
03-20-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,550
Posted By tpelle

Do you have a regular entryway door to the...

Do you have a regular entryway door to the garage? If so, you can securely lock the garage door with a padlock - better than the flimsy tumbler lock built into the garage door latch handle. My...
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