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01-27-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By DaveQ24

Any photographers here? Is there a point and shoot camera for night photography?

Iím as ignorant, if not more so, of photography than I am of auto and bike mechanics, so basically, I know nothing. Iíve only ever used point and shoot cameras with fixed lenses, never a 35 mm type...
01-19-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By DaveQ24

Odormute is a great product - neutralizes organic...

Odormute is a great product - neutralizes organic odors really well. I discovered if when my dog cornered a skunk by my front door - the local pet store carried it. Reduced skunk odor about 95%. ...
01-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,235
Posted By DaveQ24

Forget to start or restart a route tracker/data...

Forget to start or restart a route tracker/data recorder - all the time - well, at least frequently. Usually when I stop to run into a store, Iíll stop it because walking around still tracks the...
01-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,154
Posted By DaveQ24

I rode this morning. Left the driveway at about...

I rode this morning. Left the driveway at about 3:55 am. Air temp was 26, and windchill was 15, with a few snow flurries. I was out there about 2 hours, and when I got back, the temp had fallen to...
01-10-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By DaveQ24

^All of the above is why I try to get all of my...

^All of the above is why I try to get all of my riding in during the hours most people are asleep.
01-09-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,154
Posted By DaveQ24

@noglider - SE Michigan, Detroit NW suburbs. ...

@noglider - SE Michigan, Detroit NW suburbs.

Pattern shift coming, at least a bit of one. Cold front that came through has dropped the temps for the next few days, highs in the upper 20s lows in...
01-08-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,154
Posted By DaveQ24

It’s been weird again this season. November...

It’s been weird again this season. November turned cold, but December was warmer than November. January has been warmer yet, hitting 55 one day, and near 50 two other days. Were it not for the late...
01-05-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,788
Posted By DaveQ24

Hi - I lived with it for 40 years, because no...

Hi - I lived with it for 40 years, because no medical professional ever asked the right questions, saw me during an event, or if I asked about breathing problems , they just chalked it up to...
01-04-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
Posted By DaveQ24

Same place as you, MI, Iím in Metro Detroit. ...

Same place as you, MI, Iím in Metro Detroit. Winters - donít know what to think anymore - weird weather - warmer here the past 2 weeks than almost any day last April. Summers are generally good -...
12-29-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,970
Posted By DaveQ24

Personally, I find it easier to keep warm than to...

Personally, I find it easier to keep warm than to stay cool. Also, I have asthma, which is really well controlled with Singulair and Symbicort plus pseudophedrine when Iím exposed to allergens; cold...
12-27-18, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveQ24

When you live with the influence of the Great...

When you live with the influence of the Great Lakes, you might as well get used to snow.
12-24-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By DaveQ24

I feel exactly the same way about heat and...

I feel exactly the same way about heat and humidity, and I really hate the short days this time of year.

I really canít consider temps under 10C/50F as winter, because our average daily mean...
12-14-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,583
Posted By DaveQ24

Unfortunately, most homeless people couldnít...

Unfortunately, most homeless people couldnít afford the safety gear and equipment that we take for granted as necessary and standard.

Alas, I also feel that most Americans donít understand that...
11-29-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By DaveQ24

:thumb: Second that.

:thumb: Second that.
11-29-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By DaveQ24

If you live in an area with deciduous tree cover,...

If you live in an area with deciduous tree cover, you will definitely notice a difference between the propagation of sound in winter vs in summer.

I live about 5 miles away from a railway line...
11-27-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By DaveQ24

Yup - and I have been really having those issues...

Yup - and I have been really having those issues lately. I donít know if itís just age, medications - Iím on a couple of new ones, one of them - buprion, has the known side effect of messing with...
11-24-18, 04:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By DaveQ24

Early predictions of an El Nino winter for most...

Early predictions of an El Nino winter for most of the northern tier of the US gave me a lot of optimism that this might be a mild and dry winter like 2015-2016 was here. I had hopes of being able...
11-21-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,583
Posted By DaveQ24

Huh? Iíve honestly never heard anyone express...

Huh? Iíve honestly never heard anyone express those types of opinions about cycling and cyclists.

The negative comments and behaviors Iíve observed towards cyclists are solely from drivers who...
11-21-18, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,060
Posted By DaveQ24

Iíve bought both ways. What I often do when...

Iíve bought both ways. What I often do when looking for a new product is do online research, and ultimately buy from whoever has the best overall deal.

A bike is a little different than an ďunbox...
11-12-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By DaveQ24

Good for you. Enjoy it. I hope the wildfires in...

Good for you. Enjoy it. I hope the wildfires in LA County donít impact your wintering grounds with smoke and ash - right now satellite images show it blowing out to sea.

Coincidently, I had to...
11-09-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By DaveQ24

De nada ... hope she does well. Let us know her...

De nada ... hope she does well. Let us know her opinion of the surgery after it's done. I've talked to a number of other people who have had carpal tunnel (not necessarily the open method), and...
11-08-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By DaveQ24

Yup, both hands, both open. Easy peasy. ...

Yup, both hands, both open. Easy peasy.

Pre-surgery, it was so bad that I couldnít articulate my fingers enough when I woke up in the mornings to turn off an alarm clock or put on my glasses. ...
11-08-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,078
Posted By DaveQ24

I agree with you, Flip Flop Rider. Even if I...

I agree with you, Flip Flop Rider. Even if I could, I wouldnít. I donít live in a place where alternatives donít exist. Frankly, if I broke down in my car on the freeway, I wouldnít even want to...
10-27-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By DaveQ24

The weather is ok, at least at the front end of...

The weather is ok, at least at the front end of winter. If it drags on into March, or worse, April like it did here this year, it gets increasingly intolerable.

What I hate are short dark days....
10-17-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,373
Posted By DaveQ24

Hi, this thread is a year old. Yes, a year ago in...

Hi, this thread is a year old. Yes, a year ago in October 2017, I had to register my rad mini as a moped. Up until 01/01/2018, Michigan was one of a number of states that hadn't changed its laws at...
10-17-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By DaveQ24

Man, at 53, my PSA is low (IIRC, a 1 or 2 at...

Man, at 53, my PSA is low (IIRC, a 1 or 2 at most), but I have this uncomfortable feeling that I don't empty my bladder completely when I go. My PCP is a woman, and she has never done a DRE of my...
10-17-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By DaveQ24

Oh, man, I wish I had the willpower to stick to a...

Oh, man, I wish I had the willpower to stick to a low carb diet. I know I feel better and control my weight better when I eat high protein, moderate fat, and low carbs (40-30-30 were the percentage...
10-17-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,500
Posted By DaveQ24

I have both good and bad memories. Riding...

I have both good and bad memories. Riding through a local park on a muggy June evening, still air, as the sun was setting over a lake, with the heavy fragrance of roses hanging in the air from big...
09-02-18, 05:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,444
Posted By DaveQ24

Everyone has their own preferences, of course. ...

Everyone has their own preferences, of course. To my mind, a fat bike with studded tires is the ultimate winter bike for extreme conditions. As someone pointed out, snow conditions beyond a certain...
08-28-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,253
Posted By DaveQ24

"Ride it, and then tell me that." In my...

"Ride it, and then tell me that."

In my experience, the people who are the most stridently anti-ebike have never even been on one. Kind of like a little kid who says "I hate that" when mom cooks a...
08-18-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,008
Posted By DaveQ24

A man who knows his geology! :thumb: My...

A man who knows his geology! :thumb:

My nemesis... the dreaded terminal moraine.
08-17-18, 03:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,084
Posted By DaveQ24

Iím a believer in phone cases, the tougher the...

Iím a believer in phone cases, the tougher the better. My iPhone has survived a lot of potentially ruinous events because itís in a military-grade (so the advertising says - is that a real thing or...
08-14-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By DaveQ24

When I have leg swelling (see the post in Pills &...

When I have leg swelling (see the post in Pills & Ills about varicose veins) and I need to take my prescription of 2 mg of bumetanide, I can usually count on terrible leg cramps, and sometimes cramps...
08-14-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,992
Posted By DaveQ24

Sorry, your career as a male swimsuit model is...

Sorry, your career as a male swimsuit model is over.

Serious answer here: another of my areas of experience. I've had 8 or 9 total vein procedures on my legs over the last 5 years to correct poor...
08-03-18, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 603
Posted By DaveQ24

Hi guys ... just dropping in to read this because...

Hi guys ... just dropping in to read this because total knee replacement is in my future. Almost total bone on bone in my left knee. For now, not painful but it ďcatchesĒ at times and doesnít bend...
04-27-18, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By DaveQ24

Could anyone suggest a "plug and play" front wheel ebike conversion for a road bike?

I would like to convert one of my road bikes, 700 x 23/25c tire size - I've got a couple of choices that have rim brakes, which seem to be easier to fit with a wheel conversion kit than a bike with...
04-19-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,227
Posted By DaveQ24

I’m declaring it over here in SE MI. First...

I’m declaring it over here in SE MI. First morning in a week I didn’t wake up to overcast and frozen precip. It hit 55 today with all-day sun. Instead of sitting under cover with feathers puffed...
04-19-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 60,445
Posted By DaveQ24

Brain injuries are complex. When I took my spill...

Brain injuries are complex. When I took my spill last summer, I had a mild concussion to go with the assorted orthopedic injuries. I didn’t even land on my head per se, from what I can piece...
04-16-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,227
Posted By DaveQ24

At the rate (non-)Spring is progressing here,...

At the rate (non-)Spring is progressing here, should be safe to remove them by the 4th of July holiday.
04-07-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By DaveQ24

I could have rode last night or tonight. I...

I could have rode last night or tonight. I should have. But, air temperatures between 17 and 20 F with 15-20 MPH winds, gusts to 30 ... in April. No ... just ... No.
04-01-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By DaveQ24

I’ve never had one there, but I’ve had two taken...

I’ve never had one there, but I’ve had two taken off, scalp and just above my elbow. No, they shouldn’t grow back unless the dermatologist screws up and doesn’t remove the entire capsule - my...
03-14-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,292
Posted By DaveQ24

I bought a pair of the Lake 303’s. They are...

I bought a pair of the Lake 303’s. They are still very narrow by US men’s “regular” (non-cycling) shoe standards. About half as wide at the narrowest point of the sole as a pair of my Adidas...
03-02-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,537
Posted By DaveQ24

Monster Zero Ultra and water, protein bars,...

Monster Zero Ultra and water, protein bars, hard-boiled eggs, almonds, Greek yogurt, and a little chocolate.
02-25-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By DaveQ24

Yup, first time it happened I was at work, don’t...

Yup, first time it happened I was at work, don’t even know I did anything to cause it, sudden excruciating pain radiating down both legs. It was slightly less horrible if I bent over 90 degrees - so...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-25-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,570
Posted By DaveQ24

http://i64.tinypic.com/b4udzo.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/b4udzo.jpg
02-24-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 668
Posted By DaveQ24

Heavy bike, high center of gravity, and a klutz are not a good combination.

Well, for laughs they might be. :) Fell over twice this morning while stopping, first literally 3 feet from the doorway of a Speedway, then when I had to stop for a red light. Didnít unclip fast...
02-23-18, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,537
Posted By DaveQ24

I have a similar perspective, although I am...

I have a similar perspective, although I am coming from a different, but not dissimilar, place. I crashed last summer on my non-powered Specialized, and had several injuries that made getting...
02-15-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By DaveQ24

My silver lining to being asthmatic - a supply of...

My silver lining to being asthmatic - a supply of albuterol. When I was in the respiratory distress phase of H3N2 in January, I was taking a hit of albuterol every few hours. It helped. Between...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-12-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,631
Posted By DaveQ24

45NRTH Dillinger studded tires. I would not ride...

45NRTH Dillinger studded tires. I would not ride Nov to April without them.
02-11-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By DaveQ24

Here’s my opinion . ymmv as they say. I have...

Here’s my opinion . ymmv as they say.

I have 4 e-bikes. A 2013 Prodeco Outlaw, a 2015 Haibike Xduro Fullseven, and two Rad Power bikes, both 2016-2017 models, the folding Mini fat bike and the...
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