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Forum: Foo
05-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,159
Posted By BEC111

My not-yet wife and I were hippies. We spent that...

My not-yet wife and I were hippies. We spent that weekend listening to reporting on WBAI, a non-commercial listener sponsored radio station in NYC. With the rain we were glad we hadn’t gone. Oh, we...
04-25-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,172
Posted By BEC111

Early in the pandemic my MUP had more traffic...

Early in the pandemic my MUP had more traffic (walkers, skaters, skateboarders, runners, families, cyclists, Etc.) that the beltway. (Washington DC region)
04-25-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,172
Posted By BEC111

This describes my position very well. Shared use...

This describes my position very well. Shared use means shared responsibility and shared care as well. For me, at least.
04-14-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 8,178
Posted By BEC111

The only time I was bothered by someone passing...

The only time I was bothered by someone passing me was when I was riding my bike up a long shallow (3%) hill, losing speed as I went and was passed by a young woman running while pushing a two seat...
04-13-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,232
Posted By BEC111

In the past 25 years 2 cars. In the previous 15...

In the past 25 years 2 cars. In the previous 15 years no cars. In the 30 plus years before that 5 cars. Lived in Brooklyn during the gap. No car needed.

Iíve owned two bikes in the last three...
04-13-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,679
Posted By BEC111

When I was young and foolish I often rode high....

When I was young and foolish I often rode high. Shoot, we drove and smoked in the car. Of course what we smoked then would not be considered worthy of notice today.

The last time I drove really...
03-29-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,320
Posted By BEC111

Here in Northern Virginia many of the roads have...

Here in Northern Virginia many of the roads have signage reminding cyclists to take the lane. Actually itís to remind drivers that bikes can take the lane.

Iím in Loudoun County where cycling is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,798
Posted By BEC111

Youíve described my current pattern. In fact I...

Youíve described my current pattern. In fact I was on a group ride with about 15 people at the start yesterday. (There was a natural turn-back spot where out a third of the group dropped out and went...
03-15-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,030
Posted By BEC111

I tend to feel a full Lycra cycling kit is...

I tend to feel a full Lycra cycling kit is pretentious for me, an over 70 year old newly riding again casual cyclist. My wife says I have the body for the bib shorts, but sheís prejudiced.

I...
03-14-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

I was going to ride today. It was sunny and warm...

I was going to ride today. It was sunny and warm at 64F, but windy. I went out to check the actual conditions and strode into a steady 15 mph or so wind. There was a gust and it almost knocked me off...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,304
Posted By BEC111

Slightly off point, I got pulled over once for...

Slightly off point, I got pulled over once for speeding in my 1959 Bug. I was so excited for having gone over 55 MPH limit that I asked the cop to follow me and flash his lights when I reached 55....
03-06-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,898
Posted By BEC111

When I started riding again after a 50 year...

When I started riding again after a 50 year layoff I used my Apple Watch to monitor my heart rate, distance and so forth. Iím a bit of a data nut, so tracking these stats is just something I do. I...
03-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,238
Posted By BEC111

Seeing the speeds some of the folks here ride, I...

Seeing the speeds some of the folks here ride, I donít understand all the fuss about ebikes with pedal assist up to 20, 25, or 28 mph. I have one and am regularly passed by folks on road bilkes. And...
03-04-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By BEC111

Sliced also sells liners and bibs with a flap....

Sliced also sells liners and bibs with a flap. Good quality too.
02-15-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,463
Posted By BEC111

I keep my ebike in my heated garage, which is...

I keep my ebike in my heated garage, which is good for the battery. It’s a tight squeeze for my car so I needed to clear the floor and even the wall where I wanted to put the bike. I deal with this I...
02-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,175
Posted By BEC111

Iím 72 and can sustain 20-25 mph on my light...

Iím 72 and can sustain 20-25 mph on my light weight class 3 ebike for a few miles under the right conditions. I get passed by young men and women on road bikes as though I was walking. I stopped...
02-03-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,327
Posted By BEC111

when I rode my analog bike I averaged about 12-13...

when I rode my analog bike I averaged about 12-13 mph but my longest rides were 10-15 miles. Since I switched to a light weight Vado SL ebike, my average speed has been about 14-17 mph, but 30 or 40...
02-03-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,243
Posted By BEC111

Iím 72 and have to admit I havenít shoveled snow,...

Iím 72 and have to admit I havenít shoveled snow, other than to dig out my car a few times, in almost 50 years. First, my teen aged step son did it in order to get driving lessons/privileges. Then I...
01-29-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By BEC111

I need to clarify further. I lived in Brooklyn...

I need to clarify further. I lived in Brooklyn Heights with many neighbors who rode regularly. Even to work, but mostly recreationally. Often taking the paths along the Belt Parkway.

I didnít...
01-28-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By BEC111

A couple of minor points. First, Citibikes are in...

A couple of minor points. First, Citibikes are in the boroughs and expanding there. Second, citibikes now has ebikes. Not great but very suitable foe nyc streets. Third, Citibikes are almost always...
01-21-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By BEC111

I love mine, though I agree with veganbikes that...

I love mine, though I agree with veganbikes that the 5 with front suspension would have been better. I couldn’t justify the extra bucks as I was $1000 over budget with the 4. Chose it for weight and...
12-26-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,090
Posted By BEC111

I rode my Raleigh 3 Speed through my junior year...

I rode my Raleigh 3 Speed through my junior year in HS - 1964 - until I got doored and a car ran over my bike, bending the frame beyond repair. My parents wouldnít buy me a new one since Iíd be going...
12-25-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By BEC111

Fantastic you could get the rides in. I generally...

Fantastic you could get the rides in. I generally ride my Vado 4 SL at Eco or Sport. Iím not in that good of shape. But this week I went out and it was so windy (20 mph steady, 35-45 mph gusts) that...
12-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,838
Posted By BEC111

I rode about 150 miles in 2019 after not riding...

I rode about 150 miles in 2019 after not riding for over fifty years. I started riding in may, got sick in July and didnít ride again until this March. I had trouble riding even five miles so got an...
12-07-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,432
Posted By BEC111

I had a flat about 1 1/2 miles from home...

I had a flat about 1 1/2 miles from home (thumbtack puncture on a MUP) and walked. Probably would walk as far as 2 miles depending upon location a d weather conditions.
12-06-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,225
Posted By BEC111

I ride my e-bike for exercise, occasional errands...

I ride my e-bike for exercise, occasional errands and with Covid, an opportunity to get outside, perhaps in the socially distanced company of friends. I’m retired so have no need to commute.

I...
11-30-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,955
Posted By BEC111

1. Rolling hills and flats paved MUP and local...

1. Rolling hills and flats paved MUP and local paved streets
2 hybrid style Specialized Turbo Vado 4 SL e-bike
3. Frequent shallow grade hills
4. Stock 48t front, 11/42 Cassette
5. not sure of...
11-22-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,759
Posted By BEC111

Larry Davidís New Years Resolution a couple of...

Larry Davidís New Years Resolution a couple of years ago was, ďPee before you goĒ. Itís become my motto!
11-22-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,250
Posted By BEC111

The shortest ride back from my LBS requires...

The shortest ride back from my LBS requires riding up a long, narrow 2 lane road with a decent condition 4 foot shoulder. That would be fine but the usual motor vehicles are giant loaded dump trucks...
11-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,284
Posted By BEC111

I ride the W&OD trail through Ashburn, VA where...

I ride the W&OD trail through Ashburn, VA where the internet roams. (70% of global Internet traffic flows through Ashburn.) the power lines along the trail power multiple megawatt data centers.
...
11-16-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,892
Posted By BEC111

The bike does make a difference. Iím a senior and...

The bike does make a difference. Iím a senior and when I restarted riding after more than 50 years I had the same reaction. Wanted to ride but didnít love the riding. I solved it by getting a...
11-05-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

Whole battery charge ride

Actually, I started at 70% on my Vado 4 SL. Rode 40 miles yesterday. From Ashburn to Purcellville on the W&OD. I’d ridden about 25 miles to get down to 70. When I reached Purcellville I wast down to...
10-19-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,731
Posted By BEC111

I try and wear bright colors, but as itís gotten...

I try and wear bright colors, but as itís gotten cooler, I have more dark colors. Most important is being visible. The trail I usually ride is very sharped and in the early morning or late afternoon...
10-04-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

The Greenbrier Bicycle Gang rode 18 miles...

The Greenbrier Bicycle Gang rode 18 miles Saturday. Five of us, four male and one female. The gang members all live in an active 55 community. We try and ride together for the comradery, company and...
10-01-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,224
Posted By BEC111

Iím a casual member of a casual group and have...

Iím a casual member of a casual group and have joined them on rides to the start of which I donít have to drive my car. Though the group riding is fairly large, they do practice social distancing...
09-21-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

Arlington Loop

My friend Cris and I drove down to Arlington and rode the three trail Arlington Loop. Only about 14 miles, but as it consists of three trails it covers a lot of different areas. Most interesting is...
09-05-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

A beautiful day in Northern Virginia

My friends and I took a ride on the W&OD on this beautiful morning. Temps in the low 70’s, slight breeze, low humidity. We rode from Ashburn to Restin, stopping at the 15.5 mile marker and resting at...
09-02-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,814
Posted By BEC111

Definitely. When do you do these rides? My...

Definitely. When do you do these rides? My informal group does our five or ten mile rides on weekdays. Longer rides are for weekends, though weíre discussing a weekday when the others can take the...
08-31-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,814
Posted By BEC111

Iím in Northern Virginia and mostly ride the W&OD...

Iím in Northern Virginia and mostly ride the W&OD MUP. Iím a few miles west of halfway. Paved path, two lanes very well maintained. Hilly with a general elevation increase East to West, but only a...
08-31-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,485
Posted By BEC111

Actually, I have a sort of wearable sweater my...

Actually, I have a sort of wearable sweater my parents bought me in 1961. Itís wool, stretched out and bit holy. I keep it because of the memories and itís a fun thing to annoy my wife about.
08-31-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

Longest ride so far

I took my longest ride ever Sunday. My Friends and I rode from Ashburn to Purcellville, VA, about 40 miles round trip. The weather was superb and the ride fun. We had some mishaps. One of us had a...
08-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,108
Posted By BEC111

love it!

love it!
08-19-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,108
Posted By BEC111

Yes it does. In the field in which I worked...

Yes it does. In the field in which I worked before I retired it was the opposite of digital.

I suppose the usage may be a result of the emergence of ďsmart bikeĒ features on the latest e-bikes....
08-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25,912
Views: 2,640,856
Posted By BEC111

Did my regular 13 mile morning ride today. And...

Did my regular 13 mile morning ride today. And Saturday. Thursday I went 10 in 5he other direction.

Today was the best because the weather was beautiful, especially after weeks of 90 degrees...
08-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,408
Posted By BEC111

I have my usual breakfast of fresh fruit (banana,...

I have my usual breakfast of fresh fruit (banana, strawberries, blueberries, raisins with cold cereal and almond milk. Coffee if thereís time or I have it when I get back. As others have said, my...
08-17-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,860
Posted By BEC111

Relief!!! After weeks in the 90’s we had...

Relief!!!

After weeks in the 90’s we had over a week of heavy rain storms, winds and generally awful weather. Today relief. Sunny and cool this morning. 63F at 7AM. It’s warmed up and will hit the...
08-16-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,108
Posted By BEC111

Analog is a term of art I picked up elsewhere...

Analog is a term of art I picked up elsewhere that balances well with ebike. Otherwise, I agree itís not a good fit.

Other than on weekends, most of the cyclists on my local MUP are riding at...
08-09-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,108
Posted By BEC111

I’m one of those ebike riders and yes, I can go...

I’m one of those ebike riders and yes, I can go faster than many analog riders, but there are many more speedy road bike riders passing me when I’m at 18 mph on my local MUP. They’re going close to...
08-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By BEC111

I didnít think the headlight on my Specialized...

I didnít think the headlight on my Specialized Vado SL was too bright, but I was standing in front of my LBS with the light on and a recumbent rider came by, about 2 feet from the bike, and...
08-02-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,811
Posted By BEC111

I usually ride with solo or with a friend or two....

I usually ride with solo or with a friend or two. But Iíve started to ride with a local Casual Bike Group (NoVA CBG) that usually has no drop rides, meaningno rider left behind. I use a lite assist...
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