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Forum: Commuting
04-16-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 689
Posted By kk4df

Several red fox in my neighborhood, along with...

Several red fox in my neighborhood, along with rabbit, possum, squirrel, raccoon, and typical domestic fare.

I especially enjoy seeing the fox. I've seen two the same morning, so know we have a...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,425
Posted By kk4df

50 yrs old Avg 70 miles per week commuting

50 yrs old
Avg 70 miles per week commuting
Forum: Touring
04-11-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,788
Posted By kk4df

Fantastic area. We stayed there about 4 days on...

Fantastic area. We stayed there about 4 days on 2008. Vernazza was our favorite town, by far. The hiking along the coast is so great, I wouldn't even worry about riding my bike too much. Now put...
03-27-10, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By kk4df

I tend to favor Schwalbe, then Continental.

I tend to favor Schwalbe, then Continental.
03-21-10, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By kk4df

You'll need the standlight version of the...

You'll need the standlight version of the taillight if you want it to illuminate after you stop pedalling. The standlight for the front Cyo light only keeps the front light illuminated, and does not...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,043
Posted By kk4df

I looked at the Bell Citi, and didn't like it...

I looked at the Bell Citi, and didn't like it very much. The fit was funny, and I understand that it changes color over time. :-(
Forum: Touring
03-15-10, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By kk4df

What about a few baby wipes?

What about a few baby wipes?
Replies: 7
Views: 2,633
Posted By kk4df

I switched to a recumbent in October 2009. I...

I switched to a recumbent in October 2009. I made the switch with brevets in mind, as I DNF a 600K last year due to back pain. This was typical on LD rides on an upright for me. So far this...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By kk4df

I'm doing a similar ride Saturday (perhaps same...

I'm doing a similar ride Saturday (perhaps same ride, GA?). I'll be wearing bib shorts with long johns and fleece long pants with wool socks and shoes with booties. Then starting with a short...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,619
Posted By kk4df

I rode for several years with a lithium battery...

I rode for several years with a lithium battery and homemade LED lights for both commutes and brevets. I've recently put a SON dynohub with IQ Cyo R front light and a wired tail light, and I'll...
02-14-10, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By kk4df

Smart Recording simply does not record all the...

Smart Recording simply does not record all the intermediate points if you're moving in a straight line and not changing speed significantly. It records data when it needs to, when either speed or...
02-14-10, 05:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By kk4df

Under Settings / Data Recording, be sure to set...

Under Settings / Data Recording, be sure to set "Record Data Points" to "Smart Recording" and not "Every Second".
02-13-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,450
Posted By kk4df

You'll usually spend more money on the front...

You'll usually spend more money on the front lights, especially if you want to "see" and not just "be seen." But I do like two lights in the rears, typically one flashing and one solid.
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 988
Posted By kk4df

You can probably find a RANS Rocket or Tailwind...

You can probably find a RANS Rocket or Tailwind for less than $500 used. There was one up in Raleigh or Asheville a while back. I picked up a used RANS V2 Formula in Atlanta for $750, and it had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,502
Posted By kk4df

I'm 5' 8", 180 lbs, 34" waist, 40" chest, and the...

I'm 5' 8", 180 lbs, 34" waist, 40" chest, and the Assos M size fits me well for the Mille bib. It's supposed to be a snug fit. It fits best once I get into drop bar riding position. :-) I think...
Forum: Touring
02-07-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By kk4df

I presently have a disc brake on the front, and a...

I presently have a disc brake on the front, and a rim brake on the back of my main ride. I was shopping for a dynamo hub, and had experienced poor braking performance with the front rim brake. I...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,231
Posted By kk4df

I have a 2004 V2 Formula. It has taken a while...

I have a 2004 V2 Formula. It has taken a while to get accustomed to starting on slight inclines. I've had it about 4 months, and I still sometimes have to stop and restart. Once I started shifting...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By kk4df

I like the Surly CC and LHT. I've ridden the LHT...

I like the Surly CC and LHT. I've ridden the LHT on some brevets, but find it pretty heavy for the long rides in mountainous terrain. I would add the Salsa Casserole (triple) to you list. The Soma...
01-24-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By kk4df

I personally like my beam mounted lower, either...

I personally like my beam mounted lower, either on the left side of the fork or at the top of the fork in front of the headtube.
01-23-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,313
Posted By kk4df

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by...

The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
01-23-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By kk4df

The LED dynamo lights, like the B&M Cyo and...

The LED dynamo lights, like the B&M Cyo and Schmidt Edelux put out plenty of light at 3W, in a nice beam pattern covering just the road in front of you. I have the B&M Cyo R Senso Plus version.
01-23-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,424
Posted By kk4df

I'm fortunate in that my local audax group...

I'm fortunate in that my local audax group typically rides a 200K on my birthday, which is Jan 1. I've been riding it for the past three years. It's fabulous to have a big group to ride your...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,505
Posted By kk4df

Nice.

Nice.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,020
Posted By kk4df

When I got my LHT, I had the bike shop swap out...

When I got my LHT, I had the bike shop swap out the tires for Schwalbe Marathons and the brake pads to Kool Stop salmon pads. I still had to play a bit with the toe-in adjustment on the pads, but it...
Forum: Foo
01-17-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 688
Posted By kk4df

I like canned sardines, but have never had them...

I like canned sardines, but have never had them fresh. I did have some absolutely delicious anchovies on the coast of Italy, caught by the local fisherman early that morning. Fabulous!
01-04-10, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,043
Posted By kk4df

I used some hand warmer last week, sandwiched...

I used some hand warmer last week, sandwiched between my socks and just above my toes. Hand warmers may require a little more space in your shoes/sandals.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By kk4df

A lot of the better dynamo lighting comes from...

A lot of the better dynamo lighting comes from Germany, with laws regulating bike lighting: The output must be greater than 10 lux horizontally straight ahead, but less than 2 lux 3.4degrees above...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,074
Posted By kk4df

For long rides, I like to start with a decent...

For long rides, I like to start with a decent breakfast (maybe oatmeal or a bagel with fruit) and drink an Ensure. On the road, I'll carry a few Cliff bars with me. When I stop at gas stations, I...
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,843
Posted By kk4df

I think DF riders sense (and sometimes rightly...

I think DF riders sense (and sometimes rightly so) that we consider our bikes and ways of riding better, that we have discovered something that they have not yet found. Similar to how many who are...
01-02-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By kk4df

Fifty is the new thirty

"Fifty is the new thirty." At least that's what an old high school friend told me yesterday, on my 50th birthday. I've enjoyed the posts from this forum for quite some time, but I'm now officially...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,450
Posted By kk4df

My commute is 17 miles each way, and I try to do...

My commute is 17 miles each way, and I try to do it about 3 times per week (usually M/W/F). I drive other days.
Forum: Commuting
12-29-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,914
Posted By kk4df

I used to have both a helmet mirror and a...

I used to have both a helmet mirror and a Mirrycle mirror on the left side. I now ride with Mirrycle mirrors on both sides and no helmet mirror. For some reason, I always found myself using the...
12-27-09, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,894
Posted By kk4df

I ordered a "Hidden Hitch" online for maybe...

I ordered a "Hidden Hitch" online for maybe $100(?) and installed it easily myself. Then get whatever hitch mounted bike rack desired. No problem.
12-26-09, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By kk4df

I formerly had to stop some of my longer rides...

I formerly had to stop some of my longer rides (over 100 miles) because of back pain. I'm now riding a recumbent, and the back pains, along with many other discomforts, have disappeared. I hope you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,170
Posted By kk4df

Giro Phase suited me best

Giro Phase suited me best
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By kk4df

I wear SPD pedals on my long distance rides, same...

I wear SPD pedals on my long distance rides, same for my commuter and mtn bike. I started with SPDs, and have not experienced any need to change (yet). Some say that a larger pedal platform helps...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,572
Posted By kk4df

Here is my Christmas gift to myself, consisting...

Here is my Christmas gift to myself, consisting of a SON 20 disc dynamo hub with Avid BB5 front disc brake and B&M Cyo R front light. While I justify it partly for my early morning commutes...
Forum: Foo
12-22-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,210
Posted By kk4df

Avatar in IMAX 3D set a new standard for me. I...

Avatar in IMAX 3D set a new standard for me. I may not be satisfied with less. It was awesome to watch, and the storyline was good as well. I would even consider paying the high price again just...
Forum: Recumbent
12-20-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,543
Posted By kk4df

I bought a bent earlier this year. I enjoy the...

I bought a bent earlier this year. I enjoy the long rides, and the DF bikes tend to make my back hurt if I'm riding much more than 100 miles. I had to stop a 600K brevet last spring at about the...
Forum: Foo
12-20-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 762
Posted By kk4df

No question about my favorite: Avatar, in IMAX...

No question about my favorite: Avatar, in IMAX 3D. Sets a new standard for me.
Forum: Recumbent
12-18-09, 05:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By kk4df

I paid $750 recently for a 2004 V2 Formula with...

I paid $750 recently for a 2004 V2 Formula with fairing, Q-ring crankset, hollowpin chain, Chris King headset, and a few small accessories (computer, kickstand, bags). It showed some signs of age...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-09, 08:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,275
Posted By kk4df

My son and I started riding when he was 13. At...

My son and I started riding when he was 13. At age 14, he saved up half the money for a Trek Pilot, we started riding Bike Ride Across Georgia and we rode several century rides that year. Just...
Replies: 10
Views: 3,038
Posted By kk4df

As long as you can get comfortable on the bike,...

As long as you can get comfortable on the bike, you can ride it for fairly long distances. For me, that means I can have the handlebar up level with or slightly above the seat, I can fit wider tires...
Replies: 82
Views: 4,464
Posted By kk4df

In order of preference: Chocolate Milk, PayDay,...

In order of preference:
Chocolate Milk, PayDay, CocaCola, V8, Red Bull on rare occasion.
12-12-09, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,010
Posted By kk4df

I was able to locate a slightly used wheel today...

I was able to locate a slightly used wheel today at a good price with SON20 dynamo, so I decided to take it. For me, the dynamo will provide big benefits on both the overnight brevets as well as the...
12-12-09, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,010
Posted By kk4df

Yes. More specifically, talking about the B&M...

Yes. More specifically, talking about the B&M Lumotec CYO. Or I might be swayed toward the Edelux. Either would likely be paired with a B&M taillight.
12-12-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,010
Posted By kk4df

Can you run dynamo lighting with batteries?

I'm eventually planning to purchase both a dynamo front wheel and lighting, but cannot afford both right now. Can I get the lighting first, and run them off a 5V or 6V DC battery source until I can...
Forum: Touring
12-12-09, 05:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,131
Posted By kk4df

I ordered directly from Carradice. They were...

I ordered directly from Carradice. They were actually cheaper than some sources, and had the model/color that was out of stock everywhere else.
12-04-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,013
Posted By kk4df

Just don't ever think about adding disc brakes to...

Just don't ever think about adding disc brakes to a bike without the lawyer lips on them. Bad idea.
12-04-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,063
Posted By kk4df

I use mine anytime it gets around 35 F or below. ...

I use mine anytime it gets around 35 F or below. If I do not wear them, my eyes water a lot on the faster descents. It's not a problem on the flats, but at higher speeds my eyes water enough to...
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