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01-20-17, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,629
Posted By chandltp

That's very true. But unfortunately, I'm an all...

That's very true. But unfortunately, I'm an all or nothing person when it comes to certain things. Craft beer is one of those. I'll drink it frequently or not at all.
01-19-17, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,629
Posted By chandltp

Did you gain weight eating those things? If the...

Did you gain weight eating those things? If the answer is "yes", it's unlikely you'll be happy while losing weight on those things.

BTW, I've had success losing weight on a High Carb Low Fat...
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,045
Posted By chandltp

I'm not sure how relevant 2 & 3 are. I could...

I'm not sure how relevant 2 & 3 are. I could exert more force on a seated leg press than I could on a squat rack when I was weight lifting. Based on my experience, the seat position on an upright...
Forum: Touring
01-04-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By chandltp

Exactly why I ended up with my spot. Yea, I...

Exactly why I ended up with my spot. Yea, I could make my cell phone work. But with only needing a GPS signal, and emergency rescue it was the choice for me.
12-30-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By chandltp

Never worried about theft on mine. I got $30...

Never worried about theft on mine. I got $30 scoot logic mitts that were intended for scooters. I have bar end plugs that use allen screws to hold them on (also keeps them in place taking my hands...
Forum: Touring
12-30-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By chandltp

I've used Map My Ride, but in the end without...

I've used Map My Ride, but in the end without using a battery pack it kills my battery pretty quickly. I'm not sure if it's still free or not because I decided to get a Spot. Mostly because some of...
Forum: Touring
12-20-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,774
Posted By chandltp

I have the Sanyo on my commuter. It's always...

I have the Sanyo on my commuter. It's always worked, but for some reason I've never really liked it. Honestly, I think if I upgraded my lights it wouldn't feel so cheap. But the lights aren't good...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,731
Posted By chandltp

Personally, I have one of each. If it's hard...

Personally, I have one of each. If it's hard pack or icy, I ride the bike with studs. If we're expecting (or just got) 6-12" of snow, I know the roads I'm riding aren't going to be cleared and I...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 30,186
Posted By chandltp

I like this one. It's stable at higher speeds...

I like this one. It's stable at higher speeds and has a good field of view. I used to use the Take-A-Look mirror, but I like this one alot better....
Forum: Touring
12-05-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

I kind of wonder how comfortable it will be. I...

I kind of wonder how comfortable it will be. I had a guy stay with me on a 3 day shake down ride. I'm actually planning to do that at some point just to try out the whole warmshowers interaction. ...
Forum: Touring
12-05-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

My co-workers feel the same way. Honestly, I...

My co-workers feel the same way. Honestly, I think it does conjure up images of "golden showers" for a lot of people.
Forum: Touring
12-05-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

I read it again. It still doesn't bother me if...

I read it again. It still doesn't bother me if someone stays with me but decided they never want to host. Or maybe they're incapable of hosting (I host a lot of college students).
Forum: Touring
11-30-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

Why does that bother you? If someone wants to...

Why does that bother you? If someone wants to save money on a bike tour, I'm all for helping them. If they don't or can't host when they're done, they're only cheating themselves of the experience...
11-25-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,098
Posted By chandltp

That's interesting... I've never experience...

That's interesting... I've never experience issues with my Nokian Mount and Grounds. But I take corners easy with the studded tires so I don't tear out studs on dry pavement.
11-23-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,098
Posted By chandltp

There are a few days out of the year that I'd...

There are a few days out of the year that I'd walk the entire way to work if I avoided riding on ice. For those days, my studded tire bike is nice. For the rest of the year, I love my fat bike.
Forum: Recumbent
11-23-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,455
Posted By chandltp

I don't know that I'd ride my SWB in the snow. ...

I don't know that I'd ride my SWB in the snow. Maybe a long wheel base or a fat tire trike.
11-22-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,098
Posted By chandltp

FYI, I had a similar experience my first few...

FYI, I had a similar experience my first few winters. Everything but the front chain ring needed replaced every year.

When I paid more for a fat bike, I brought it in and cleaned it every...
11-22-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By chandltp

All I can offer is what I wear at those...

All I can offer is what I wear at those temperatures.

A lightweight pair of glove, thin balaclava (I adjust it over my nose as needed), prescription safety glasses, sweat pants (I don't commute in...
Forum: Touring
11-17-16, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

Although I'll repeat the sentiment. ...

Although I'll repeat the sentiment. Communication is key. If you aren't sure of something ask. If you have expectations as a host, communicate them up front.

We always tell people before they...
Forum: Touring
11-17-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

I had someone bring me a bottle of wine once from...

I had someone bring me a bottle of wine once from a local winery, offered to share with dinner but he refused.

I have had people bring something to contribute to dinner (rolls or something of the...
Forum: Touring
11-16-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,661
Posted By chandltp

I signed up 5 years ago, planning to take a week...

I signed up 5 years ago, planning to take a week long bike trip. I haven't done that yet.

But in the meantime I've met probably 60+ friendly people (I live on the Northern Tier). I've have 2...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,090
Posted By chandltp

Glad you're OK. If I'm doing anything other...

Glad you're OK.

If I'm doing anything other than going straight, I signal when (and if) I see the other light turning yellow then again when my light turns green. I'll continue to signal if...
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,455
Posted By chandltp

I was convinced I wanted a trike. Ended up with...

I was convinced I wanted a trike. Ended up with an ICE Sprint. Unfortunately, I was so sure of what I wanted I didn't test ride long enough. No matter what I did my toes would go numb after ~45...
Forum: Recumbent
11-07-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By chandltp

I found the opposite to be true. Other than the...

I found the opposite to be true. Other than the foot pain that went away when I switched to a different seating position, I found that I preferred 2 wheels over 3 most of the time (and the higher...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,447
Posted By chandltp

My thoughts exactly.

My thoughts exactly.
10-27-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,836
Posted By chandltp

Yea, I had the progressive resistance, but I'd...

Yea, I had the progressive resistance, but I'd still spin out at times (trike specific model). And I had to concentrate really hard on my pedal stroke or I'd bounce. I think the rear suspension...
10-27-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,836
Posted By chandltp

I don't have a lot of experience with fluid...

I don't have a lot of experience with fluid trainers, but after doing extensive reading I settled on a Cyclops Mag+. I had the SportsCrafters rollers for my trike and didn't think much of it.
...
Forum: Touring
10-26-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By chandltp

I looked at the Garmin Edge Touring and almost...

I looked at the Garmin Edge Touring and almost bought it. For touring without a pre-planned route, I would have. It looks like I can get it a destination and it will get me there if I"m not picky...
10-26-16, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By chandltp

Personally, I switched to a recumbent bike. In...

Personally, I switched to a recumbent bike. In the winter it's on a trainer in the basement.
Forum: Commuting
10-13-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,905
Posted By chandltp

Honestly, I still ride in the snow more often...

Honestly, I still ride in the snow more often than I drive. I didn't bother getting snow tires for my car last winter, so I felt more comfortable on my fat bike.

It was dodging thunderstorms or...
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-16, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,480
Posted By chandltp

I really like my Bacchetta Giro. The Short Wheel...

I really like my Bacchetta Giro. The Short Wheel Base fits on a standard tray type bike rack.

But really, you want to go to a recumbent shop and test ride as many as you can.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,595
Posted By chandltp

If you listen to Vinnie Tortorich, he'll talk...

If you listen to Vinnie Tortorich, he'll talk about the "sugar trickle" when he's on hard climbs. But he generally advocates a ketogenic diet for athletes.

You might also want to read The Art and...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-16, 12:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,905
Posted By chandltp

When I got rid of my truck (we were a single car...

When I got rid of my truck (we were a single car family for about 5 years), I simply parked it for a year to make sure it was what I wanted. I drove it about once a week just to keep it working. At...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,045
Posted By chandltp

My bike (a Bacchetta Giro 20) does get more...

My bike (a Bacchetta Giro 20) does get more stable with speed. In the picture (assuming it's you), your elbows seem to be out. That can't help. My upper arms are touching my body and don't move...
09-07-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By chandltp

The point of rollers is to provide some...

The point of rollers is to provide some resistance in addition to getting the wheels off the ground. Pedaling a bicycle without resistance is kind of a waste of time. You'd be better off laying on...
Forum: Touring
09-07-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By chandltp

Mine are green/black, so I can't really be any...

Mine are green/black, so I can't really be any help there. PM me if you want to discuss so we don't hijack this thread.
Forum: Touring
09-01-16, 06:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,449
Posted By chandltp

I bought a more expensive bicycle because I...

I bought a more expensive bicycle because I wanted a recumbent. Even the "bargain" recumbents are expensive. And the "bargain" ones aren't much of a bargain so I bought a good one.

Why? For...
09-01-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By chandltp

If it's a tadpole, SportsCrafters makes one. If...

If it's a tadpole, SportsCrafters makes one. If it's a delta trike, you need the kit that contains 2.

https://www.sportcrafters.com/products/trike-trainers
08-31-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By chandltp

I've used these, they're light compression and...

I've used these, they're light compression and easier to get on/off:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KI0Z6YM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If you need heavier compression, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,964
Posted By chandltp

The reason I call it a "traffic lane" when I'm...

The reason I call it a "traffic lane" when I'm discussing bicycle position is that calling it a "car lane" tends to re-enforce the idea that bicycles don't belong there.
Forum: Touring
08-25-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By chandltp

Not that this really helps, but I have a barely...

Not that this really helps, but I have a barely used pair that it turns out I don't really care for. If you decide you want a complete replacement let me know.
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 10:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,964
Posted By chandltp

Just a nitpick... it's a traffic lane. ...

Just a nitpick... it's a traffic lane. Motorcycles, trucks, cars, buses, and bicycles are all permitted to use it. But calling it a "car lane" bugs me as much as people saying "ATM Machine".
...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,036
Posted By chandltp

What are your winters like? You don't have a...

What are your winters like? You don't have a location that I can see so it's hard to give you specific advice.

But it sounds like it's cold where your'e at. First thing I would recommend is get...
08-19-16, 07:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,408
Posted By chandltp

In my experience, that's true of any diet. In a...

In my experience, that's true of any diet. In a calorie deficit, I lose a lot of water weight initially.
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,084
Posted By chandltp

BicycleMan was totally worth the 3 hour drive to...

BicycleMan was totally worth the 3 hour drive to test ride. It's a great place. I doubt anyone will find fault in your videos.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,016
Posted By chandltp

Do you presently use a bike locker? If so, tell...

Do you presently use a bike locker? If so, tell me about it and how much you pay.

No


If not, would you use a bike locker if it was inside a parking garage and within reasonable walking...
Forum: Touring
07-27-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,142
Posted By chandltp

I've been happy with all my Anker battery backs. ...

I've been happy with all my Anker battery backs. You can get them big enough to charge most phones 3-4 times (or more). Or small enough for just one charge.
07-26-16, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By chandltp

When I was low carb I had no problem riding 60...

When I was low carb I had no problem riding 60 miles without food. But that was averaging 13 - 15 MPH (including stops). So a 60 mile ride would take about 5 hours. Not high intensity. But salt...
07-22-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,467
Posted By chandltp

I found a set of safety glasses at my eye doctor...

I found a set of safety glasses at my eye doctor that looked very similar to cycling glasses. They work really well and since they were safety glasses, the lenses were super discounted. I'm...
Forum: Touring
07-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,368
Posted By chandltp

arsprod, thanks for the update. I do have other...

arsprod, thanks for the update. I do have other offline mapping programs on my phone in the event I get so far off route that I need to change my route or need help getting back to my route. I've...
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