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Forum: Touring
03-27-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,029
Posted By radumas

To me, this says you'll have company in the dog...

To me, this says you'll have company in the dog house.

Find a tour/route that has some roses to smell, daily totals that are in the comfortable range, and maybe optional extensions to each leg...
03-13-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By radumas

I ride with iphone buds in both ears and listen...

I ride with iphone buds in both ears and listen to sounds (usually podcasts, but that doesn't matter). The buds that come with the iphone, if protected by the little foam covers, stay in ears...
03-11-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By radumas

just the one flaw? I wonder how high the center...

just the one flaw?
I wonder how high the center of gravity is
03-11-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By radumas

A four person utility hybrid?

http://www.popsci.com/files/imagecache/photogallery_image/articles/sewingmachine.jpg
03-07-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By radumas

methinks "novelty" is an understatement. This is...

methinks "novelty" is an understatement. This is clearly a PR stunt, and they've proven that they can make a bike-shaped thing.
03-07-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By radumas

Nylon Bike, anyone?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12664422
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/design-engineering/news/eads-unveils-bicycle-that-is-grown-from-fine-powder/1007706.article

Titanium, carbon, aluminum, steel?...
03-01-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,191
Posted By radumas

I have a Saturday morning routine. I go to the...

I have a Saturday morning routine. I go to the farmers market up at the local comm***ty college, and come home on a route that goes through residential neighborhoods. I typically have grocery...
02-20-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

Update: Week 1: holed up in hotels and looking...

Update:
Week 1: holed up in hotels and looking at weather out the window, but started a mild routine of laying flat on a foam noodle while doing sit-ups, crunches, upper body exercises. I had some...
02-20-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By radumas

WHOAH! Feeling the burn!

WHOAH! Feeling the burn!
02-15-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

Thank you, I will. I think many people deal...

Thank you, I will.

I think many people deal with this issue, and it's good to have a sharing of experiences. My own experience is that it is likely me, not my bike that is the problem. I had a...
02-15-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

Yes, I eliminated the re***bent option some time...

Yes, I eliminated the re***bent option some time ago.

So, I need to get the cadence up, get out of the saddle on climbs more, make sure I'm not pulling too big a gear, particularly on climbs, and...
02-15-11, 09:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

"Not good" is an understatement. All bikes are...

"Not good" is an understatement. All bikes are unstable at low speeds, re***bents much more so, so at slow hill climbing, you're also at risk of a stall-out. For me, a 4-5% grade became as difficult...
02-15-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

I borrowed a re***bent for a while several years...

I borrowed a re***bent for a while several years ago and found it an interesting experience. I can understand that it would be ideal for a weak back, but I gave it back after failing to get up any of...
02-14-11, 09:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

No. Haven't seen a falling flake in the Bay Area...

No. Haven't seen a falling flake in the Bay Area since 1974. Given our politics, however, we do shovel a lot of something else.
02-14-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

thank you, Uncle Tonoose

thank you, Uncle Tonoose
02-14-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

Thanks for guidance. I will start addressing the...

Thanks for guidance. I will start addressing the stretch and strengthening of core. When I do get back pain, it's typically not from athletic activities are more from schlepping stuff wrong and...
02-14-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,443
Posted By radumas

how to avoid back pain?

Age 60 and have had my bouts with lower back pain. Typical causes are carrying heavy shoulder bags (asymmetrical), odd seated position for long hours at work, and pretending I'm 20 years younger and...
02-12-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,864
Posted By radumas

We have a wonderful hiking/biking trail on the SF...

We have a wonderful hiking/biking trail on the SF Peninsula, Sawyer Camp Trail. Very pretty 6 mile trail that runs alongside a lake (that sits atop the San Andreas Fault). It's very popular. People...
Forum: Touring
02-12-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,133
Posted By radumas

Now. No time like the present.

Now. No time like the present.
02-12-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,313
Posted By radumas

when would you leave your car unlocked, keys in...

when would you leave your car unlocked, keys in the ignition?

that's the analogous action. An unlocked bike is, like that car with keys, ready to go in an instant.

buh bye
Forum: Touring
02-11-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

threecarjam, Thank you.

threecarjam,
Thank you.
02-11-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,313
Posted By radumas

Always lock bike. Always. Even for 30 second...

Always lock bike. Always. Even for 30 second stop. An unlocked bike is asking to be stolen, even in a low crime area. Yes, determined thief can cut any lock off, but why offer your ride up to the...
Forum: Touring
02-11-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

Well, that was one of the ones that confused me...

Well, that was one of the ones that confused me about how it is affixed, but then it became moot since they are out of stock. They look very nice, though.
02-10-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By radumas

I picked up a Midland XTC at REI for $99. Good...

I picked up a Midland XTC at REI for $99. Good value. mounts for handlebar, helmet, etc. Good for about an hour of video before you have to put in new batteries and a mem card. Not at GoPro level,...
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

I have light and occasionally a video on my...

I have light and occasionally a video on my handlebar, and don't want to deal with bag sticking up and blocking.
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

You buy a Vaude + a klickfix mount, or they come...

You buy a Vaude + a klickfix mount, or they come together?
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

Is there any experience with this one?...

Is there any experience with this one? http://www.rivbike.com/products/show/brand-v-boxybar-bag/20-198

looks like no extra hardware, but can't tell how stable it is.
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

Yikes!

Yikes!
Forum: Touring
02-10-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,780
Posted By radumas

Handlebar bag complexity baffling me.

This might not be the right forum, but seems the closest. I want a medium sized handlebar bag in which I can carry camera, snacks, map, etc. A thousand years ago, I had an awful one I used on century...
Forum: Touring
02-08-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,443
Posted By radumas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8M89xkJOR4 ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8M89xkJOR4

Wonderful weather this weekend, so I took my brand new 520 with Brooks saddle for some break-in in the Santa Cruz Mts. So smooth and steady that the...
Forum: Touring
02-07-11, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,443
Posted By radumas

Mine says made in Taiwan

Mine says made in Taiwan
Forum: Touring
02-07-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,443
Posted By radumas

After lots of trying-out of everything from LHT...

After lots of trying-out of everything from LHT to Co-Motion bikes, I just purchased a rootbeer 520. Best fit for the money, and best value. I think the real difference between it and the LHT may be...
02-03-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,129
Posted By radumas

this makes sense. will get and try with otterbox....

this makes sense. will get and try with otterbox. oh wait. it looks like it blocks camera.
01-30-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,129
Posted By radumas

I am returning the Dahon Biologic mount for...

I am returning the Dahon Biologic mount for iphone 4.

The mount is to high on the iphone case that the camera is lined up with handlebars. You can't use it for photos/videos. If you turn the...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

max extension, it can fit, barely, iff you don't...

max extension, it can fit, barely, iff you don't use that nice rubber band under it that gives it friction. So, even though it's pretty tight, after a few bumps, the light nicely points out...
Forum: Touring
01-26-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

Ugh: purchased planetbike 2w light and mount not...

Ugh: purchased planetbike 2w light and mount not large enough to get around handlebars. Nice light. No joy.
01-25-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,279
Posted By radumas

At first, I marveled at neighbors packing up to...

At first, I marveled at neighbors packing up to drive to the gym to workout indoors while I was taking off for a beautiful bike ride here in Northern California. What a waste of time, money, scenery,...
Forum: Touring
01-24-11, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,289
Posted By radumas

um..er...uh.... moving back with your folks is...

um..er...uh.... moving back with your folks is whose sacrifice? (I'm the Dad)
Forum: Touring
01-22-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By radumas

I also followed the suggestion to write a letter...

I also followed the suggestion to write a letter to Amtrak requesting better and more consistent service to cyclists.
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

Reflective and light colored clothing is a given....

Reflective and light colored clothing is a given. When I'm in a car, I'm often surprised by walkers and runners who appear out of nowhere.
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

What's the drag with these things when light not...

What's the drag with these things when light not in use?

Ages ago I had a generator that attached in the bottom bracket and you flipped it to contact with back wheel. It felt like a 5% grade when...
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

Planet Bike @ REI is quite cheap. If 2 watts does...

Planet Bike @ REI is quite cheap. If 2 watts does the job, that's a simple decision.
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

For a good solution that's long lasting,...

For a good solution that's long lasting, effective, and low maintenance, maybe $200-300. Wondering if the hub dynamo solutions are overkill for the need and if there is a good battery lighting...
Forum: Touring
01-21-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,828
Posted By radumas

Suggestions for appropriate lighting for touring

There are lighting solutions for the endurance/all night riders. I'm looking for the right lighting for up to a couple hours of riding in the dark. Either running local errands or riding a leg of a...
Forum: Touring
01-20-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,994
Posted By radumas

It does matter what you mean by "sports" touring....

It does matter what you mean by "sports" touring. Century riding? All day(s) headed to destination?

Randonneur bars have lots of comfortable positions for long rides, and butterfly bars have even...
Replies: 33
Views: 5,893
Posted By radumas

sold as is for 150. student in need of campus...

sold as is for 150. student in need of campus transportation.
Forum: Touring
01-19-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By radumas

this is great. It makes it simple. I like the...

this is great. It makes it simple. I like the reminder to bring tape. Never assume...
Replies: 33
Views: 5,893
Posted By radumas

thank you for the good example. Looks like...

thank you for the good example.

Looks like I jumped the gun on the season. A few nice days doesn't a season make.
Replies: 33
Views: 5,893
Posted By radumas

Yup, I uploaded a larger image and craigslist...

Yup, I uploaded a larger image and craigslist shrunk it. I'll fix that.

I had one inquiry asking how large the 23" bike is.
Replies: 33
Views: 5,893
Posted By radumas

Well, so far in the bay area, I've had one...

Well, so far in the bay area, I've had one inquiry at 150, and it was a person trying to get me to click on a link that downloads a virus.

When I've sold bikes before, I've had a dozen inquiries...
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