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Forum: Triathlon
10-21-15, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,871
Posted By evblazer

Using a smaller frame in a tri bike?

I know I've done it for road bikes and mountain bikes without much of an issue with a longer seat post and/or stem but is it possible for a tri bike?
I can get a near free M/L frame but a fit said I...
01-22-10, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,220
Posted By evblazer

I'm seeing $440 for apack.. Am I missing some...

I'm seeing $440 for apack.. Am I missing some other link on the site where they are cheaper or did you just get one without a charger?...
Forum: Recumbent
01-19-10, 01:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,328
Posted By evblazer

How would adding oh 15+ lbs to the bike make it...

How would adding oh 15+ lbs to the bike make it easier on someone who apparantly gets pain from the shock from the road when cushioned grips, a light grip, cushioned gloves, medicated ointment and...
01-18-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By evblazer

How to lose weight Calories In < Calories out. It...

How to lose weight Calories In < Calories out. It is so prevelent on all these boards you'd think Obama could just say it and cure obesity.


Problem for me is it seems like it got simplified a...
01-15-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By evblazer

Disc cover on a hub motor wheel?

I was thinking about getting a geared amped hub motor for the rear end of my front wheel drive recumbent.
The recumbent will be similar to the following except with a triangulated rear all steel....
Forum: Recumbent
01-15-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,009
Posted By evblazer

I've never had anything thrown at me as a walker...

I've never had anything thrown at me as a walker or anyone try and hit me when walking. Usually going slow enough that if I do slip and fall I haven't come into any damage yet having never walked...
01-13-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By evblazer

I dunno.. It was just bugging me and bugging me...

I dunno.. It was just bugging me and bugging me so I figured I'd see if anyone else had the same experience. Up until I moved to this Texas place my Doctors were always very through and abusive :)...
01-12-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By evblazer

Did Dr's stop be concerned about weight?

Or are mine chicken? My weight climbed about 40lbs probably more then 40lbs of fat and I was already 75 over before it started. Had a physical and the doctor said nothing about it. I comment on it at...
Forum: Recumbent
01-11-10, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,253
Posted By evblazer

I ride my hurricane when there is a little bit of...

I ride my hurricane when there is a little bit of ice on the ground or it is actively snowing. I can sort of skate around a bit if there is some heavy ice that was left by the shade of a tree or hill...
Forum: Recumbent
01-11-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,009
Posted By evblazer

When I was a kid we road on our 12 speed schwins...

When I was a kid we road on our 12 speed schwins with street clothes and that was it. Fell a few times like when I used too big of a stick to try and snap in my spokes at too low of a speed. Never...
01-05-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By evblazer

I have a carbon seatpost on my road bike. The...

I have a carbon seatpost on my road bike. The seat clamp on the old aluminum one gave out and the carbon is all my LBS had that fit my seat tube. I was nervous at first about it but I'd rather a...
Forum: Recumbent
01-05-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,843
Posted By evblazer

There are silly reasons like fear that one day...

There are silly reasons like fear that one day they might have to ride one to continue riding and refuse to or that they got blown past by a recumbent one day. Then there are those that understand...
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,543
Posted By evblazer

I've seen studies saying that riding a diamond...

I've seen studies saying that riding a diamond frame bike with a seat that doesn't relieve pressure on certain points when the rider rides long periods without relieving pressure by things like say...
Forum: Recumbent
12-21-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,912
Posted By evblazer

I have an older V1 Sofrider. The cruzbike isn't...

I have an older V1 Sofrider. The cruzbike isn't hard to ride overall. There was a bit of learning with turning and starting out more than pedaling in a straight line for me. Like i need to make sure...
Forum: Recumbent
12-14-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By evblazer

I've used a BikeE, Giro26 and a Hurricane Sport...

I've used a BikeE, Giro26 and a Hurricane Sport to commute and do shopping over the years. Way back with the BIkeE I actually had a bike locker at the train station. Recently I went from the railing...
12-13-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,932
Posted By evblazer

Updated the miles since I had started putting 0s...

Updated the miles since I had started putting 0s which I mostly did because I didn't want to have any expectation that I'd ride. With 4,796 in the first half of the year and just under 1,700 in the...
12-11-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By evblazer

I read a few reviews where people said the...

I read a few reviews where people said the stability balls pop if you walk on things like tacks, nails, sharp metal and glass fragments. So I guess they should add do not use outside of a enclosed...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By evblazer

Just remember when you do you may have a whole...

Just remember when you do you may have a whole nother learning period getting used to it. I started with a Bike E with my commuting but it was in the suburbs then I'd trek into NYC by train and then...
12-08-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,053
Posted By evblazer

8x10 pan of baked ziti 2 code red mountain dews...

8x10 pan of baked ziti
2 code red mountain dews (each 2 liters)
1 Chocolate Moose Pie
1/2 Pumpkin pie

Ah to be young again.
11-11-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By evblazer

In 1990 I was 6'2" and 120lbs 30" waist. I have...

In 1990 I was 6'2" and 120lbs 30" waist. I have hit over 300 and was down to 240 but I'm back to 280 still at 6'2" but with a 46-48" waist.
11-09-09, 11:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,184
Posted By evblazer

Hm ok i see spaghetti, chicken parm and cherrios...

Hm ok i see spaghetti, chicken parm and cherrios so 3 out of 27 that I have ever eaten. I do keep telling my wife she should bring home dinner being she is in Animal Control and picking up trapped...
11-09-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,645
Posted By evblazer

I weighed in at 284 or was it 285 last week. I...

I weighed in at 284 or was it 285 last week. I guess it ain't just the medication that is slowing me down up those hills. I think last year at this time I had hit the 240s for the first time in many...
10-29-09, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,998
Posted By evblazer

A straight flashlight with a crown (no attached...

A straight flashlight with a crown (no attached diffuser like is available for the fenix) really blocks off almost any angle but right behind you. The dinotte does have a pretty good visible angle...
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,846
Posted By evblazer

See now that would have given me a reason to come...

See now that would have given me a reason to come to that there picnic thing and drop it off for a few weeks or whatever.
Now I gotta try the new bars that I finally got in along with the extended...
Forum: Recumbent
10-25-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,846
Posted By evblazer

DFW may be sort of an unfair area of comparison....

DFW may be sort of an unfair area of comparison. The prototype RANS made it's rounds through DFW before it came out. Alot of people saw it on rides and a few folks had an extended test ride (hundreds...
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-09, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,846
Posted By evblazer

You'd be the first :D I offered it to all the...

You'd be the first :D I offered it to all the folks locally including the dozens of bent riders I know and no takers. Half a dozen or more buying/bought an XStream though. Way too many of those...
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-09, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,846
Posted By evblazer

Ok forget all details for the moment. Rider...

Ok forget all details for the moment.

Rider has governing body come in to survey and approve a course no other rider has ridden on. Rider rides course and sets a 12 hour record on a course which...
Forum: Recumbent
10-23-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,846
Posted By evblazer

Personally to me it would have meant more if...

Personally to me it would have meant more if Maria brought the Silvio to Sebring and laps everyone in the field and set a record there with other recumbent racers out there on the same ride on a...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By evblazer

I was riding in today and my bike slid out from...

I was riding in today and my bike slid out from underneath me from some kind of road slime that was in a puddle. A nice rider stopped and asked me if I was ok and I thanked them and said I was ok. ...
10-08-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By evblazer

Just remember to turn off (or maybe leave on)...

Just remember to turn off (or maybe leave on) your gps computer when you get one. Leaving it on will make sure you count the drive to/from where you are riding which could do a great deal to boost...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 826
Posted By evblazer

I watched that london top gear test and it was so...

I watched that london top gear test and it was so silly but amusing to see the bicycle person stop at the lights/signs while all the other cycles careered around trying not to hit him.
If I leave...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,720
Posted By evblazer

From the OP "so I'm losing traction and starting...

From the OP "so I'm losing traction and starting to skid"
I'm thinking upgrading the brakes may not help so much at least in the rear. I'll often practice emergency stops on my bike to see how...
09-30-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,586
Posted By evblazer

As my wife was watching the show the other night...

As my wife was watching the show the other night I had commented about wondering if they would do a show with all the people who regained weight for a second go through or if there would be some...
09-15-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,214
Posted By evblazer

Well you definately got me on the miles per a lb...

Well you definately got me on the miles per a lb department, unless I'm trying to gain (?). I'm at about 6.5lbs gained per 1300 miles ridden :thumb:
09-11-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,214
Posted By evblazer

I've only gotten <1k in since June but I'm about...

I've only gotten <1k in since June but I'm about to cross 6k for the year. Hopefully I'll be able to hit my original goal of 7250 bring on the cold!
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By evblazer

As an HR person I have been well trained in the...

As an HR person I have been well trained in the perky supportive response to ideas because it lessens the length of conversation and allows the blame of others with reason such a budget to make me...
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-09, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,543
Posted By evblazer

Since it was on 06 was their a previous owner?...

Since it was on 06 was their a previous owner? Looking at your pics it does look a little worse for wear but that could just be the pictures or those acorn nuts on the idler standing out in the last...
Forum: Recumbent
08-19-09, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,697
Posted By evblazer

On long rides my old comfortable as a glove...

On long rides my old comfortable as a glove padded bibs cause really really raw skin on my inner theighs and on really long rides they made it so bad I could hardly walk.
It may be a function of how...
08-18-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By evblazer

That makes me sooo hungry for a nice eggsalad...

That makes me sooo hungry for a nice eggsalad sandwich from the restroom vending machine. :thumb:

Too bad they go all nutso and start spreading through your blood stream in real life. :(
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,476
Posted By evblazer

On my 22 mile in today my HR averaged 95bpm with...

On my 22 mile in today my HR averaged 95bpm with a peak of 135, yesterday I only did 104 but I took a little different route with another hill or two. I wasn't really pushing it so it took 20 minutes...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By evblazer

Yeah I'm a clyde with wide tires 1.5" and ride...

Yeah I'm a clyde with wide tires 1.5" and ride underwater so everything seems stacked against me. I also have a problem with blowing out sidewalls so maybe those tires were letter water leak in or...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By evblazer

Wet rim tape - Shifting and causing flats

So I ride in whatever is out there which can sometimes including going down a flooded out street or two, if it rains it flash floods. Unfortunately this leads to wetting the rim tape which causes it...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,370
Posted By evblazer

Two both caused by rim tape.. My rims let in...

Two both caused by rim tape.. My rims let in water in the rain so even the velox slides around.. I'm going to get those veloplugs dangit!
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By evblazer

Wait wait.. Think of my gas mileage.. It is...

Wait wait.. Think of my gas mileage.. It is expensive and stoping at a red light then starting up again wastes alot of energy, a drop or two more then gunning it to get through. If everyone would...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By evblazer

Yeah there seem to be a number of folks that for...

Yeah there seem to be a number of folks that for one reason or another just don't interact well with cyclists. I run into that kind of thing mostly where right turn only lanes are concerned and I...
08-13-09, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By evblazer

I always hear it was alot harder to see broken...

I always hear it was alot harder to see broken glass on top of the white painted lines. Is that just the old people trying to keep us off their line or something.
08-13-09, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,706
Posted By evblazer

Well I guess I'm sorta lucky in that I have an...

Well I guess I'm sorta lucky in that I have an easy mounting area but if you have a rack on your bike so would everyone! I think I saw someone something similar on CPF (candle power forums) a while...
08-13-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,316
Posted By evblazer

Have you tried 5-hour energy on a long ride? Most...

Have you tried 5-hour energy on a long ride? Most reports I get is people having very poor reactions to the stuff.
I don't have to worry about that stuff I ride laying down so I can take a nap...
08-13-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By evblazer

At my current speed and body's level of being...

At my current speed and body's level of being adapted to riding probably about 30 miles for me. 280 (per www.snickers.com (http://www.snickers.com)) calories most people would probably say 10 or...
08-13-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,123
Posted By evblazer

I spend 25% of my non working non sleeping time...

I spend 25% of my non working non sleeping time in january and febuary riding. I unfortunately gained more weight. I guess if I upped it a bit more so I didn't have any time to eat or only ate a...
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