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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...
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....
03-04-21, 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...
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...
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...
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...
12-06-20, 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...
11-22-20, 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...
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...
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...
06-09-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,482
Posted By BEC111

Riding Vado SL experience

Hi,

I’m 72. I stared to ride again after 50+ years a year ago. Last year didn’t go well because of illness. Mine and my wife’s. So it goes.

I’m in Northern Virginia and mostly ride the W&OD...
05-25-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,778
Posted By BEC111

Well, I did it. Bought the Turbo Vado SL...

Well, I did it. Bought the Turbo Vado SL Saturday. Getting it later this week. My test ride demonstrated the Specialized Turbo motto, “it’s you only faster”. It was so smooth and easy. Felt like my...
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