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Forum: Recumbent
01-21-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By megaman

Yeah, it still seems to be down.

Yeah, it still seems to be down.
Forum: Recumbent
09-10-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,577
Posted By megaman

Bryan used to stop by when BROL was down, just to...

Bryan used to stop by when BROL was down, just to let us know what was going on. But that didn't work out so well since he had a stalker on this site.
Forum: Recumbent
10-06-12, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,039
Posted By megaman

Dennis, That's just awful what happened to you. ...

Dennis, That's just awful what happened to you. I'm almost speechless and that's rare.

It's interesting that I use a method no else has mentioned. I have a Catrike Expedition. I just plant my...
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,899
Posted By megaman

True, but I'm getting tired of not being able to...

True, but I'm getting tired of not being able to get on there, which is what is happening now.
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-11, 05:09 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 351,117
Posted By megaman

Corkscrew, Bring your trike to the gathering in...

Corkscrew, Bring your trike to the gathering in June to Kellogg, ID. You'll meet lots of like minded folks there.
03-06-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,226
Posted By megaman

I'm not here much anymore because I'm trying to...

I'm not here much anymore because I'm trying to avoid spending too much time on my computer. I also visit another cycling forum where I've had the chance to meet more weird people like myself. I've...
03-06-11, 03:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,557
Posted By megaman

Does truckstop manager count? I was that for 4...

Does truckstop manager count? I was that for 4 years. I pumped my share of fuel. I haven't heard the term "pump jockey" in a really long time. Brings back lots of interesting memories. There...
Forum: Recumbent
11-19-10, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,161
Posted By megaman

To me it really depends on how fast you'd like to...

To me it really depends on how fast you'd like to ride. If I push myself I can maintain 16-18 mph on the level for 5+ miles. But I don't usually do that, so I average about 13 mph on the level over...
04-29-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 12,832
Posted By megaman

I've lived just a few miles away for 33 years and...

I've lived just a few miles away for 33 years and only first visited the museum a couple of years ago.
03-11-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,179
Posted By megaman

Bucket list. Hmm. To me that's a list of trails...

Bucket list. Hmm. To me that's a list of trails I'd like to ride.

I really enjoyed-

Mesabi Trail

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Little Miami Scenic trail
03-03-10, 08:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,579
Posted By megaman

At age 21, when I moved a long way from home and...

At age 21, when I moved a long way from home and I was glad. I didn't come back home again for 9 months.

When a motel clerk asked if I was using a senior discount. Fortunately that was a bunch...
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By megaman

[QUOTE=BlazingPedals;10461797] Horses have a very...

[QUOTE=BlazingPedals;10461797] Horses have a very strong flight reflex; so anything they don't recognize is liable to make them bolt. The trick is to make them recognize you as a human. Usually all...
Forum: Recumbent
12-27-09, 03:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,555
Posted By megaman

I switched because of hand numbness that got...

I switched because of hand numbness that got worse as the year went on. I changed to a trike cause it was/is so darn much fun. After 7 years of nonuse, I decided to sell my hybrid. I aired up the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-29-09, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,040
Posted By megaman

Dennis, enjoy your 700! I've got an '05...

Dennis, enjoy your 700!

I've got an '05 Catrike Road with indirect steer. Love it, love it, love it. Last week another trike rider told me he wanted to buy it. I told him maybe in another 4...
09-25-09, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,773
Posted By megaman

I just enjoy riding. I don't worry about...

I just enjoy riding. I don't worry about mileage. It's been a great month to ride, the weather's been warm and dry. In fact today's the first rain we've had this month! So I haven't been visiting...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-25-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,057
Posted By megaman

Kimbercop, I sometimes ride that way. Are you by...

Kimbercop, I sometimes ride that way. Are you by any chance talking about in St. Charles? I always follow the bike route signs through there since I'm unfamiliar with how to get through there...
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,767
Posted By megaman

Now there's a name I haven't seen in a while!:lol:

Now there's a name I haven't seen in a while!:lol:
Forum: Recumbent
08-23-09, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,493
Posted By megaman

I visit the Quad Cities area a number of times...

I visit the Quad Cities area a number of times each year. I get a lot of questions as to where to test ride a trike.
Does anyone know of anybody in the area that has some in stock?
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By megaman

Even though that trail is 2 1/4 hours away, I try...

Even though that trail is 2 1/4 hours away, I try to ride this trail a couple of times a year. I also really like the extension to Hay Creek. Though ever since that deli closed in Cannon Falls at...
06-05-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 625
Posted By megaman

Yep, that's pretty much the way it seems to me...

Yep, that's pretty much the way it seems to me too. Also 26" wheels don't fall as far into small holes, which many of my local roads seem to have.
Forum: Recumbent
06-05-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,433
Posted By megaman

I'd wait the 45 seconds. Why, I'm unlucky enough...

I'd wait the 45 seconds. Why, I'm unlucky enough to have had a cop watching that intersection just waiting for traffic law infractions.
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,417
Posted By megaman

I've been using the Mt. Borah shorts for the past...

I've been using the Mt. Borah shorts for the past 4 years. I love em.
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By megaman

They let bikes on there? But I suspect it could...

They let bikes on there? But I suspect it could get hot out there sometimes.
Forum: Recumbent
05-20-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By megaman

Around here at least 3 out of 4 are tadpoles.

Around here at least 3 out of 4 are tadpoles.
Forum: Recumbent
05-18-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By megaman

Your driveway didn't look that steep until you...

Your driveway didn't look that steep until you got to the top. I can see why you were breathing hard.:recum:
Forum: Great Lakes
05-15-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By megaman

There's a small place to eat in Whalen, just east...

There's a small place to eat in Whalen, just east of Lanesboro that has good pie. In Lanesboro there's a winery, called Scenic River Winery, or something like that, which has pretty good wine.
Forum: Great Lakes
05-13-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By megaman

I don't ride one, but I saw one of his creations....

I don't ride one, but I saw one of his creations. It was a tandem trike. It was awesome! One guy could pick it up easily and the welds and paint job looked great. The owner said he just loved it....
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By megaman

There are so many two wheelers out there, it...

There are so many two wheelers out there, it seems we almost never see another trike. But I've had some rides where I've seen a half dozen.

Eventually, trikes will rule the world!

Well,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-13-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 972
Posted By megaman

I call it a trike

I was riding on a MUP the other day and approached this young couple walking along it obviously enjoying each others company and ignoring their surroundings. I rang my bell. I'm not sure anyone...
Forum: Recumbent
05-12-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By megaman

Good for you. :thumb: I suspect you'll have a...

Good for you. :thumb: I suspect you'll have a grand time on your rides. Something else too. Check out www.catrike.com Introduce your self on the message board. We love to hear for new riders. ...
Forum: Recumbent
05-11-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By megaman

Call the Catrike dealer before you go, to make...

Call the Catrike dealer before you go, to make sure they have something on hand to ride. Even though I went to the Hostel Shoppe to test ride one and wizwheelz and greenspeed, they were selling so...
Forum: Recumbent
05-10-09, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By megaman

The thing with trikes and I suppose most every...

The thing with trikes and I suppose most every bike is that if you ask which one's best you'll get as many different answers as there are bikes. I love mine. It's an 05 Catrike Road. I can climb...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,785
Posted By megaman

The best advice I could give is to test ride as...

The best advice I could give is to test ride as many trikes as possible. Take as long of a test ride as they'll allow. The heavier the trike the harder it will be to climb hills. The major trike...
Forum: Recumbent
05-08-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By megaman

Yeah, I've generally taken those Schwalbe ratings...

Yeah, I've generally taken those Schwalbe ratings bars with a grain of salt. To me they seem to give high ratings for the newer tires, even though the old tires were better.
05-05-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By megaman

My feet point out quite a bit. Knee savers, the...

My feet point out quite a bit. Knee savers, the longest ones available keep my heels from hitting the cranks. Great, albeit expensive little things.
Forum: Recumbent
04-28-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,235
Posted By megaman

That's the way it was for me. The seat back on...

That's the way it was for me. The seat back on the Sun acted like a sail though, so I had to take that off while transporting it.
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,636
Posted By megaman

Thank goodness!

Thank goodness!
04-16-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By megaman

What are those? :o

What are those? :o
Forum: Recumbent
04-01-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,925
Posted By megaman

Makes me wonder though, if more frames are having...

Makes me wonder though, if more frames are having problems if the reason you've not heard anything more is that they may still be trying to resolve the issue.
03-29-09, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By megaman

Here's a visor you could consider. ...

Here's a visor you could consider.

http://www.lobosolo.com/visor/
03-29-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,180
Posted By megaman

Catrike Road, American made. The grin with it...

Catrike Road, American made. The grin with it comes standard.
03-29-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By megaman

I've seen some use baseball caps under their...

I've seen some use baseball caps under their helmet. Others have used just a visor with their helmet. However, at a higher speed that could prove to be a problem. Some on trikes don't use helmets...
03-27-09, 08:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,119
Posted By megaman

I ride a trike. I do wear cycling specific...

I ride a trike. I do wear cycling specific shorts most of the time. My shorts have a tightener on the legs to keep them from ballooning. I'm not that excited about anyone starring up my shorts. ...
Forum: Recumbent
02-23-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,380
Posted By megaman

For some people I'm sure there's a desire to ride...

For some people I'm sure there's a desire to ride with someone else. I rode with a small group of bent riders in the Quad Cities in September. I had a great time. That said, I still don't think...
02-23-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,138
Posted By megaman

Jeesh, just when I thought that old picture of me...

Jeesh, just when I thought that old picture of me had faded away...
01-09-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
Posted By megaman

Tomorrow? Where in Madison?

Tomorrow? Where in Madison?
01-09-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,163
Posted By megaman

We only got about an inch for this snow. Only...

We only got about an inch for this snow. Only about a foot on the ground right now. But that still means I won't be out riding for a while. It never gets quite warm enough to melt the ice and snow...
12-17-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,356
Posted By megaman

Last year I set my trainer up in the living room....

Last year I set my trainer up in the living room. Not sure I'm going to use it this year. I ruined a tire on it. Also, I really like riding "for real".
12-17-08, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,261
Posted By megaman

Not me. I may be old(well, sort of), but I ain't...

Not me. I may be old(well, sort of), but I ain't dead. And besides my wife says it's okay to go to the show room. I just can't take any test drives. :p
12-08-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,143
Posted By megaman

My daugther still has one of those hanging on her...

My daugther still has one of those hanging on her wall. I think it's great art.:twitchy:
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