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Forum: Recumbent
04-01-16, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,188
Posted By EriktheFish

After owning an Orca, Stratus, Tour Easy, I...

After owning an Orca, Stratus, Tour Easy, I finally settled on a Stratus XP. But that's for touring and long rides. I ride a BikeE RX for city riding and a Vrex for fast riding.
03-21-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,243
Posted By EriktheFish

Yes, I run and bike. When I was in high school...

Yes, I run and bike.
When I was in high school the emphasis in PE classes (I think most high schools don't even offer these any more) was running fast, fast, fast. So I ended up hating running.
In...
Forum: Touring
03-08-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,636
Posted By EriktheFish

Rode from Albany to Niagra Falls a few years back...

Rode from Albany to Niagra Falls a few years back on the Erie Canal Trail and were able to camp at the locks. Most let us use their shower.
02-17-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By EriktheFish

If $500 is your max, Clean Republic has a...

If $500 is your max, Clean Republic has a complete basic kit for $499. (They offer bigger/better kits for more $)

Hill Topper Electric Bike Kit, Electric Bike Batteries: Electric-Bike-Kit.com...
02-17-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By EriktheFish

Electric Cyclery in Laguna Beach is closer to you...

Electric Cyclery in Laguna Beach is closer to you in Carlsbad. Nice, knowledgeable folks!

Electric Bikes, Skateboards, Kits and Accessories | Electric Cyclery (http://www.electriccyclery.com)
05-05-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,486
Posted By EriktheFish

You're right, here's the email address: ...

You're right, here's the email address: dpartsch@justice.com



You sound like the County Attorney and his reasoning for dismissing the case. A cycle is a cycle, no matter it's configuration....
04-24-15, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By EriktheFish

Interesting velo e-trike

Virtue Pedalist:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/440746667/virtue-pedalist
04-22-15, 09:59 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 39,800
Posted By EriktheFish

It's fun to read the stories posted by folks...

It's fun to read the stories posted by folks about my high school riding years, but I can't help but wonder why this question was asked. The OP posted this in '12, the thread was resurrected in '14...
04-22-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,085
Posted By EriktheFish

Well, you've had that ad up for 20 days and it...

Well, you've had that ad up for 20 days and it hasn't sold. That is the clearest answer that you are asking too much. Those Sun EZ-1 bents go used for $300 - $450. With an e-motor add another $300-...
Forum: Touring
04-17-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,540
Posted By EriktheFish

Here's the CA Park listing of hike or bike sites:...

Here's the CA Park listing of hike or bike sites:
Find a Park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/parkindex)
(You have to click on the "by feature" button and then check mark the hike/bike box)
Forum: Commuting
10-14-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 17,821
Posted By EriktheFish

This zombie thread is the 1st thing to come up...

This zombie thread is the 1st thing to come up when you google "loud bike bell", so I'm reviving it with 2 awesome USA made bells that didn't exist when this thread started:

Spurcycle: All...
Forum: Touring
02-04-14, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By EriktheFish

Great collection of sites/pages regarding touring...

Great collection of sites/pages regarding touring with kids here:

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=6154.0

http://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?board=6.0
01-31-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,205
Posted By EriktheFish

Ok, you're a mountain biker! ...

Ok, you're a mountain biker!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPVRU7jSYkQ
01-31-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,310
Posted By EriktheFish

Newspaper article on the incident: ...

Newspaper article on the incident:
http://www.oaoa.com/news/article_7537808a-888a-11e3-bb36-001a4bcf6878.html

Guestbook where you can write encouraging messages:...
Forum: Recumbent
11-14-13, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,201
Posted By EriktheFish

Yes, you should'a. I own one (after owning many...

Yes, you should'a. I own one (after owning many other brand/types) and it is my favorite. My Stratus XP took me comfortably across the US. Keep watching for deals like that and next time don't...
04-01-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By EriktheFish

I confess.

I confess.
04-01-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,684
Posted By EriktheFish

Suffered from numbness, etc. in my 30's. I used a...

Suffered from numbness, etc. in my 30's. I used a Brooks saddle and all sorts of other cut-out saddles and adjustments and various voodoo remedies. Finally started on the path of recumbent bikes and...
03-27-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,445
Posted By EriktheFish

Or longer. But I hear there are fears of big time...

Or longer. But I hear there are fears of big time flooding once that big thaw hits out your way!
03-27-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,648
Posted By EriktheFish

Hoping you post some photos after the event. I...

Hoping you post some photos after the event. I grew up in Anaheim/Brea and sure miss those mountains.
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By EriktheFish

Well, for me best = pain free touring. I find a...

Well, for me best = pain free touring. I find a recumbent offers almost no hand/wrist/neck/back/butt/groin discomfort and an excellent forward facing riding position. I found a used Rans Stratus XP...
Forum: Touring
03-26-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By EriktheFish

On a trip from Boston to Seattle we followed the...

On a trip from Boston to Seattle we followed the AC northern tier route for some of the trip, but did our own thing for other parts (wanted to go through South Dakota/Wyoming and see the Natl Parks...
03-26-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,757
Posted By EriktheFish

I was 11 and didn't have the excuse of looking at...

I was 11 and didn't have the excuse of looking at a speedometer. I came flying down a hill and turned into my neighborhood and for some reason was staring down at the pavement flying by. I was...
03-26-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By EriktheFish

Best wishes! Do it on a recumbent and you won't...

Best wishes! Do it on a recumbent and you won't have no saddle sores!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,952
Posted By EriktheFish

Bumping this thread, as there hasn't been...

Bumping this thread, as there hasn't been anything recent on recumbent folders (other than cplager's awesome oragami cruzbike conversion) and there are those of us that want to ride w/o the...
Forum: Recumbent
03-26-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,111
Posted By EriktheFish

Yep, on a bent touring I don't have issues with...

Yep, on a bent touring I don't have issues with hands, wrists, neck, back, or butt/groin. Sometimes, while on tour, I'll even eat my lunch while sitting on my bent. Can't say I've ever seen riders on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,693
Posted By EriktheFish

Yes, but why, oh why, did you sell your bent...

Yes, but why, oh why, did you sell your bent downtube???:( The video with your kiddo is a classic and I was waiting to see a follow up video with your child riding that same bike at an older age.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By EriktheFish

Most excellent, Charles. Look forward to seeing a...

Most excellent, Charles. Look forward to seeing a video of you riding it!
02-14-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,591
Posted By EriktheFish

The Wee-hoo and Burley are the best, but the one...

The Wee-hoo and Burley are the best, but the one recommendation I'd make is to get a version that has gears. This makes a far easier transition to a 2 wheeler with gears. I started my son on a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By EriktheFish

I'm so confused. I love my bent and I love...

I'm so confused. I love my bent and I love cookies, but I don't know wtf the OP's title means. Also, I grew up in Anaheim and it is no where near Texas. Please 'splain Anaheim Flash from Mcallen, TX...
Forum: Touring
02-05-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By EriktheFish

Great News! Now the good people of Missouri need...

Great News! Now the good people of Missouri need to rise up and fight the good fight against Rep. Brattin's attempt to ban cyclist's from public roads in that State:...
Forum: Recumbent
02-05-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,111
Posted By EriktheFish

The title of this Topic should actually read:...

The title of this Topic should actually read: "Best, Recumbent for Touring!".

I toured 1000's of miles on a beautiful Trek 720 touring bike. And after 1000's of more miles of touring on a...
02-05-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,675
Posted By EriktheFish

Nah, he's a man with all kinds of swell ideas: ...

Nah, he's a man with all kinds of swell ideas:

Rick Brattin, a Republican state representative in Missouri, has sponsored a bill (HB 1227) that would require “equal treatment of science...
02-05-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 519,163
Posted By EriktheFish

Yeah, and if only everyone would not try to...

Yeah, and if only everyone would not try to convince everyone else that they aren't making a wise decision by not wearing a seat belt or not smoking or not downhill skiing w/o a helmet or not driving...
Forum: Touring
02-04-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,670
Posted By EriktheFish

On my Trek touring bike I tried 4 or 5, including...

On my Trek touring bike I tried 4 or 5, including a Brooks and still wasn't happy. I now ride a recumbent bike (Rans Stratus XP) and am very, very happy with the included "saddle".
02-04-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,560
Posted By EriktheFish

All I can say is, don't give up on trying to get...

All I can say is, don't give up on trying to get him back on a bike. My brother's daughter took a bad spill on a bike path and broke her arm when she was your son's age. She is now 16 and still...
02-04-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,163
Posted By EriktheFish

I rode from Anaheim to San Diego when I was 16...

I rode from Anaheim to San Diego when I was 16 and 17 and 18 and....
Not a big deal, but I never did it alone. I usually rode with my younger brothers or other friends.
02-04-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,714
Posted By EriktheFish

I rode 1000's of miles in my teens and 20s pain...

I rode 1000's of miles in my teens and 20s pain free. In my 30's, I started experiencing male numbness after a few weeks on tour. Then I started experiencing numbness after a few days. I tried every...
Forum: Touring
01-30-13, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,174
Posted By EriktheFish

My Favorite Touring Bike? Well, after many years...

My Favorite Touring Bike? Well, after many years of touring on a Trek 720, I grew tired of the butt/back/wrist/neck/hand pain. I tried a number of recumbents and settled on the Rans Stratus XP as my...
Forum: Touring
01-26-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,174
Posted By EriktheFish

This shop has some awesome touring machines to...

This shop has some awesome touring machines to try out in nearby Escondido:
T. RYX
316 West Mission Ave
Suite 123
Escondido, California
760.741.0411

and Kirk's in Ramona:...
Forum: Touring
01-26-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,339
Posted By EriktheFish

The Nomad is decent, but my favorite trailer is...

The Nomad is decent, but my favorite trailer is now the Quik-Pak:
http://www.quik-pak.com/
Forum: Recumbent
01-26-13, 09:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,111
Posted By EriktheFish

Another vote for the Rans Stratus XP as one of...

Another vote for the Rans Stratus XP as one of the best choices you can make for a touring machine! Mine has brought me coast to coast and all around. Here's my cousin sitting on mine:
...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,183
Posted By EriktheFish

Panniers are fine, but I now prefer a trailer. ...

Panniers are fine, but I now prefer a trailer.
Main reason is that my bike still rides like an unladen bike, panniers make my bike feel like its changed from a sports car to an RV.
Trailer seems...
Forum: Touring
07-06-12, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By EriktheFish

There's some great links and discussions on this...

There's some great links and discussions on this page regarding touring with kids:
http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?board=6.0

We rode cross country with our then 11/12 year old...
Forum: Touring
05-09-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By EriktheFish

I checked your location on the WS map and there...

I checked your location on the WS map and there aren't any hosts currently listed in your immediate area. I'm glad you're signing up. The bummer out on the road is it seems that some areas have no...
05-03-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By EriktheFish

My wife, son, and I rode from Boston to Seattle...

My wife, son, and I rode from Boston to Seattle and had no flats on our bikes. We rode on Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires (they have a kevlar liner). We pulled trailers that had Schwalbe Marathon tires...
Forum: Touring
04-18-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By EriktheFish

Huh?! Your original post said you wanted to spend...

Huh?! Your original post said you wanted to spend under $200. The LX5 on amazon is $360 and the XZ1 is $485. Not only are they way over $200, they aren't "$10 apart". If you can get the XZ1 in Korea...
Forum: Touring
04-11-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By EriktheFish

Working fine now: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/

Working fine now: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/
04-03-12, 12:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,103
Posted By EriktheFish

I actually became a member of AARP at 48, but...

I actually became a member of AARP at 48, but that's because I married an older woman and the spouse's age doesn't matter.
04-02-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,135
Posted By EriktheFish

hmmm, Interesting to read all the running hate...

hmmm,
Interesting to read all the running hate in this thread. I've been a life-time cyclist, but in the last couple of years I started running and last year I completed my first marathon at age 50....
03-30-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,103
Posted By EriktheFish

Wow. Okay, I don't just get this section now,...

Wow.
Okay, I don't just get this section now, I'm smitten (if all that has been posted is true).
Thanks for all the replies to my question!
And, I don't just like pie, I bake it. Favorite, and...
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