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03-09-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,812
Posted By Ghefty

Even though I got the reducer from etrailer my...

Even though I got the reducer from etrailer my rack still wobbles a bit. So I picked up an anti wobble lock from uhaul. No issues since.
02-15-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,015
Posted By Ghefty

I'm with V, I never wear anything on my wrists. ...

I'm with V, I never wear anything on my wrists. I think of my ankle Road ID as my bird band, it has my emergency contacts and organ donor.
12-15-15, 09:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,012
Posted By Ghefty

I use a Cardo BK-1 which connects to my phone and...

I use a Cardo BK-1 which connects to my phone and also has an intercom feature that connects perfectly to other riders having the same unit.
11-13-15, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,146
Posted By Ghefty

I think I see my Raleigh that was stolen from the...

I think I see my Raleigh that was stolen from the school bike lot in 1967.
11-01-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,790
Posted By Ghefty

Weight loss without surgery

When I returned to riding 15 years ago I weighed #365 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=365) . I had forgotten how much I loved the freedom of riding a bike, my early...
09-25-15, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ghefty

Report the problem to eBay and get your money...

Report the problem to eBay and get your money back. What was delivered was not what was advertised or purchased.
09-16-15, 06:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ghefty

A friend from Texas gave me a few bottles of Pure...

A friend from Texas gave me a few bottles of Pure Pickle Juice on a century ride many years ago, no cramps on that ride. Thanks Ray! I've used pickle juice ever since, I find that most convenience...
09-14-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,510
Posted By Ghefty

My Gatorskins are folding, I find folding tires...

My Gatorskins are folding, I find folding tires are easier to carry as a spare on longer rides.
09-11-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By Ghefty

I've done that ride several times and love it,...

I've done that ride several times and love it, cool temps and tail winds. We usually stop just before Key West and the ride gets a police escort for a parade ride into town. There are some riders...
09-02-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,700
Posted By Ghefty

Vive la differance mix it up and embrace the...

Vive la differance mix it up and embrace the clash.
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,894
Posted By Ghefty

I believe that if someone can learn to ride a DF...

I believe that if someone can learn to ride a DF bike they could learn to ride a bent. It could be the case that a person may not feel comfortable quickly enough and just give up on the experience....
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,336
Posted By Ghefty

When I returned to cycling in the late 90's I was...

When I returned to cycling in the late 90's I was #365 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=365) . My wife bought me a BikeE AT, over the next two years I dropped #120...
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,420
Posted By Ghefty

If you are comfortable on the BikeE, ride it. I...

If you are comfortable on the BikeE, ride it. I did a multi day ride on my BikeE many years ago that included two days with back to back centuries. I was the only recumbent on the ride and was able...
08-01-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,374
Posted By Ghefty

Riding in the Florida keys I've found cash,...

Riding in the Florida keys I've found cash, dexter filet knife, 6' fishing gaff, dive flags, stand-up paddle board paddle, lots of tools, wallets and purses (these get dropped of at the sheriff's...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ghefty

Update - bought the BikeE NX. Saw no issues with...

Update - bought the BikeE NX. Saw no issues with the schlumpf, and the wheels were surprisingly true, but the hydraulic brakes were shot, so was the grip shift and chain. Replaced the brakes with...
Forum: Recumbent
03-04-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,661
Posted By Ghefty

Do you still have the green BikeE NX? How is it...

Do you still have the green BikeE NX? How is it holding up? I saw one on CL this week for $250 and wondered if there were any issues finding parts for a 15 year old bike.
Forum: Northeast
02-21-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,105
Posted By Ghefty

Sounds like some good information. I am looking...

Sounds like some good information. I am looking forward to a scenic ride through the city and will do my best to avoid the hospital. It is always best to control your speed, even more so when riding...
Forum: Northeast
02-15-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,105
Posted By Ghefty

Zacster Thanks for the heads up, my slow cruiser...

Zacster Thanks for the heads up, my slow cruiser is 14-16mph bike with a granny gear for climbing. From what I saw on the ride videos, It is generally slow paced, are there any sections other than...
Forum: Northeast
02-09-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,105
Posted By Ghefty

First timer doing the 5BBR, after checking out...

First timer doing the 5BBR, after checking out the vids online I will be leaving my road bike home and riding my slow cruiser.
Forum: Touring
01-04-15, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Ghefty

Greg, living on the old cutler route I am...

Greg,
living on the old cutler route I am biased towards my roadway. I regularly ride old cutler on 25mm Gatorskins without issue, having ridden chip seal in other areas I would say that our roadway...
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,637
Posted By Ghefty

Miles of smiles

Love my Bacchetta.


Welcome to the bent family,
George
10-04-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,108
Posted By Ghefty

Any other Bacchetta riders? George ...

Any other Bacchetta riders?

George
GIro700
08-25-14, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,957
Posted By Ghefty

I was 365# when I began riding again 15 years...

I was 365# when I began riding again 15 years ago. I broke spokes on every ride and had my rear wheel rebuild 3 times in that first year. I'm now 265 and still much larger than most. Just enjoy the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Ghefty

With the 11-34t rear cassette and 26t granny in...

With the 11-34t rear cassette and 26t granny in the front you already have a fairly good low end. Of course you could always replace the 26t with a smaller chainring and possibly replace the 34t on...
Forum: Recumbent
06-16-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,485
Posted By Ghefty

I have a take-a-look mirror on my helmet. My...

I have a take-a-look mirror on my helmet. My brother likes the Zefal spy mirror on his handlebars. I will not ride without a mirror. As for clothes, I like the the quick dry fabrics in the brightest...
05-28-14, 08:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,336
Posted By Ghefty

I was bitten by a lab who chased me down on a...

I was bitten by a lab who chased me down on a public street, when if got off my bike the dog kept comming at me. Only after I yelled at the owner to call the dog off did the the lady try to get fido...
Forum: Recumbent
05-21-14, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,319
Posted By Ghefty

+1 on the "take a look" mirror mounted on my...

+1 on the "take a look" mirror mounted on my helmet, been using them for more than 15 years. You should try one but also try the Zefal Spy mirror, that is my brothers preference.
05-14-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,005
Posted By Ghefty

I keep a plastic police whistle hanging from my...

I keep a plastic police whistle hanging from my helmet chin strap. Easy to grab and in congested areas I will hold it between my teeth and give a short blast when necessary to get someone's attention.
04-29-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,907
Posted By Ghefty

A big plus one on the Cardo BK 1. when my...

A big plus one on the Cardo BK 1.
when my sister-in-law gave a set to my brother and I, we were not very impressed. Until about 5 minutes into our first ride with them. We can talk as if we are...
02-15-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Ghefty

Ya gotta feed the machine. I carry cliff shots...

Ya gotta feed the machine. I carry cliff shots and never miss a chance to refill my water bottles. I usually plan my routes to allow for water, food, coffee, bagels, etc.

i agree on the fatigue...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,350
Posted By Ghefty

Cardo BK-1 connected to my smartphone via...

Cardo BK-1 connected to my smartphone via Bluetooth it give me tunes and lets me answer phone calls when necessary also has the benefit of an intercom when riding with similarly equipped partners. It...
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,917
Posted By Ghefty

I solved the problem by wearing a nike dri-fit...

I solved the problem by wearing a nike dri-fit runners visor underneath my helmet. It gives me a sweat band as well as shade on my eyes. I did have to loosen the fit on my helmet just a bit. ...
01-26-14, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,165
Posted By Ghefty

When I started riding again after too many years...

When I started riding again after too many years off the bike I weighed 365. My wife bought me a BikeE and I rode it like mad, it is not a fast bike, but it is a very comfortable bike, it is a...
12-22-13, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By Ghefty

I do IT support from home and stand anywhere from...

I do IT support from home and stand anywhere from 4 hours to the entire day. I set up my standing work station by putting a cardboard box on top of my file cabinet and then putting a piece of granite...
09-15-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By Ghefty

I used this method to extract a sheared 5mm bolt....

I used this method to extract a sheared 5mm bolt. I tried the easy out but was unable to get a good enough bite on it. I was able to put the frame under a drill press and drill from the reverse end...
09-02-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Ghefty

I'll second the recommendation on pickle juice

A friend told me about pickle juice a few months ago. I thought it was a joke until this weekend. I rode 90 miles on Saturday, had some at mile 45 and a bit more at mile 70, no cramps during or after...
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Ghefty

Remember to pace yourself early in the ride and...

Remember to pace yourself early in the ride and don't worry about the winds. If you've ridden a hilly 76 you should be able handle a flat 100.
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