Search: Posts Made By: bnet1
Showing results 1 to 50 of 560
Search took 0.26 seconds.
09-07-05, 06:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,341
Posted By bnet1

I show horses. Both riding and driving. We have a...

I show horses. Both riding and driving. We have a couple of saddle horses and quite a few miniatures. Cleaning the stalls and handling the hay helps with upper body conditioning which compliments the...
09-07-05, 06:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,218
Posted By bnet1

Anytime on the bike is time well spent. Having...

Anytime on the bike is time well spent. Having gone 'bent this past year I require nothing more than some comfortable shorts and a poly shirt (padded shorts are no longer necessary). Street shoes...
Forum: Recumbent
08-30-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 950
Posted By bnet1

A horse's basic instinct is flight followed by...

A horse's basic instinct is flight followed by fight. We raise miniatures and these little guys seem to be far more tolerant of strange things around them. One day I came home from work and found...
08-12-05, 05:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,118
Posted By bnet1

For me the only way to go is 'bent. Since going...

For me the only way to go is 'bent. Since going 'bent the road bike hasn't been out of the garage! Fun, comfort, and visibility. Oh, yeah, did I mention fun? For the OP it could be a worthwhile...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-05, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,002
Posted By bnet1

Congratulations! You have just made the first...

Congratulations! You have just made the first step into the wonderful world of 'bents! Keep us posted as to what you actually decide on as your purchase.
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,135
Posted By bnet1

Recumbutt? Try reclining the seat more to get...

Recumbutt? Try reclining the seat more to get some weight off your behind and more on your back. Sometimes some people's glute muscles don't take well to working while being sat upon.
08-01-05, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By bnet1

Wow! That's a big drop, for the better of course!...

Wow! That's a big drop, for the better of course! Keep hanging in there!
08-01-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By bnet1

It sounds like to me that it might have been a...

It sounds like to me that it might have been a visibility issue due to light glare, etc. Generally I've found that motorists give me more room and are far more courteous when I'm on the 'bent as...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-05, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By bnet1

'Bents are great for commuting. I feel far safer...

'Bents are great for commuting. I feel far safer and get along wth traffic much better than when I'm on my DF. Visibility is good and I'm more apt to see situations comming up in front that I...
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-05, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,118
Posted By bnet1

Comfort, fun, oh yeah, did I mention comfort? The...

Comfort, fun, oh yeah, did I mention comfort? The geek factor (yeah , I'm an engineer). And it got me "back on the road again". Even the local constabulary waves as I go by.
Forum: Recumbent
08-01-05, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By bnet1

Still down as of 6:42AM EDT.

Still down as of 6:42AM EDT.
07-27-05, 06:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By bnet1

The spec sheet for my bike said "Truvativ square...

The spec sheet for my bike said "Truvativ square drive cranks". The bike had Truvative Isis drive cranks (better cranks). The chainrings were supposed to be 42/52/62, The bike had one smaller than 42...
07-25-05, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By bnet1

Spinning is the art of using each leg/foot to...

Spinning is the art of using each leg/foot to power the pedals through a complete 360 degree revolution. Spinning makes for an efficient low stress means to get power from the human body to the...
07-25-05, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By bnet1

Maybe he was just commenting about your "unusual"...

Maybe he was just commenting about your "unusual" riding position? After all our recumbents are looked upon as "lazy lawn chairs on wheels" and not "serious bikes" by some people. Or perhaps he was...
07-22-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,058
Posted By bnet1

I can take them or leave them. Friction shifters...

I can take them or leave them. Friction shifters on my road bike, indexed shifters on my recumbent. Both work fine.
07-21-05, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By bnet1

Powergrips. use them on my recumbent. You can...

Powergrips. use them on my recumbent. You can ride with almost any shoe, the stiffer the sole the better. Hiking shoes work good, especially if the tread isn't too agressive. (big lugs can "hang" on...
07-11-05, 06:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,083
Posted By bnet1

Upon resuming cycling my body rejected the...

Upon resuming cycling my body rejected the extreme position of my road bike, to the extent of even having headaches caused by tight back and neck muscles. Secondary issues were numb hands, etc. Bike...
07-08-05, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By bnet1

Given some of your physical issues you might want...

Given some of your physical issues you might want to consider going with a recumbent. You certainly won't have to deal with the pain issues of lack of flexibility in some of your body parts. (Sore...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-05, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,323
Posted By bnet1

What's wrong with commuitng on a 'bent? I do it...

What's wrong with commuitng on a 'bent? I do it regularly. Seems that traffic gives me more respect than when I'm on a DF. Get lots of positive comments too. I find the 'bent far more comfortable and...
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-05, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By bnet1

For transportation, to save on gas. For...

For transportation, to save on gas.
For fitness, cardiac recovery.
For stress relief from work.
For fun!
Forum: Recumbent
07-06-05, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By bnet1

There is nothing like the feeling of a nice...

There is nothing like the feeling of a nice 'bent. Just nothing like it.
06-29-05, 05:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By bnet1

Spare time? What is that? I'm a 4-H advisor so...

Spare time? What is that? I'm a 4-H advisor so that takes up a lot of time. Otherwise I like showing my Miniature horses and my big Quarter Horse too.
06-29-05, 05:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,585
Posted By bnet1

Same here. My commute is about 17 miles. The...

Same here. My commute is about 17 miles. The response is: "you are going to ride HOW FAR??" It seems to just blow most people away.
06-29-05, 05:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,416
Posted By bnet1

"any other suggestions?" Yes, if all else fails...

"any other suggestions?" Yes, if all else fails get a 'bent. You won't hurt any more.
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By bnet1

Add to that the fact the average age of these...

Add to that the fact the average age of these guys was 42 and they were up against younger riders. Well that is a feat in my book. After looking at the stats this morning I didn't see any penalties...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By bnet1

Well I could never ride a really straight line on...

Well I could never ride a really straight line on my DF either but I'm no worse on the 'bent. Also could never trackstand on the DF no matter how much I practiced. I guess I'm just "balance...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By bnet1

Gee that theme wouldn't be spelled R-A-N-S now...

Gee that theme wouldn't be spelled R-A-N-S now would it? (HEHEHEHE)
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-05, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 832
Posted By bnet1

As to the distant shop figure your time to go...

As to the distant shop figure your time to go make the purchase, your travel expenses and what not. That alone could eat into the $350 price difference. Check out both shops thoroughly.
06-23-05, 07:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,908
Posted By bnet1

Some basic tools, patches, and a schrader/presta...

Some basic tools, patches, and a schrader/presta adaptor in a small yinyl bag that fits into a pocket in the seat back. I also carry ID there when I'm on pleasure rides. For work commutes I carry ID,...
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-05, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By bnet1

The Rocket is a nice bike. It would be my choice...

The Rocket is a nice bike. It would be my choice if and when I enter the world of the SWB. I currently ride a Tailwind and enjoy it immensely. It is a nice "do all" bike.
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-05, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,072
Posted By bnet1

Recumbutt is a sore butt caused by riding in an...

Recumbutt is a sore butt caused by riding in an upright position that puts most of the body weight on the posterior. Some people get it, some don't. Sometimes all that is necessary to cure recumbutt...
06-10-05, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,375
Posted By bnet1

Amen to that one Chilli!

Amen to that one Chilli!
06-03-05, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By bnet1

You might want to look into the Fusion line of...

You might want to look into the Fusion line of bikes made by RANS. These are classified as semi-recumbents, very comfy, and fast. You can sit flat footed at a stop and the seating position is upright...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-05, 05:20 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,262
Posted By bnet1

RANS Tailwind recumbent. Good solid bike. Handles...

RANS Tailwind recumbent. Good solid bike. Handles well in traffic. Cagers seem to give a wider berth when passing. Like the granny low for starting on hills. Comfort is unsurpassed. No need for...
Forum: Recumbent
06-02-05, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By bnet1

Good job! Aren't 'bents just awesome?

Good job! Aren't 'bents just awesome?
05-27-05, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,913
Posted By bnet1

As was posted earlier don't rule out a good...

As was posted earlier don't rule out a good recumbent. These bikes can be fast, fun, and are very comfortable. I went 'bent last spring and I seriously wonder why I didn't do it much sooner.
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-05, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,769
Posted By bnet1

Sukispop has some good advice. However there is...

Sukispop has some good advice. However there is one Catrike owner in our local cycling club that converted his Catrike Road to quad (yes, that's four) chainrings. It seems to shift OK but what he got...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-05, 05:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By bnet1

You happen to have a good 'bent manufacturer...

You happen to have a good 'bent manufacturer right there in Kansas! RANS, in Hays KS is one of the more widely known manufacturers. You might want to see if there is a RANS dealer nearby. I think...
05-20-05, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By bnet1

On the machine, change the first "P" to an "R"...

On the machine, change the first "P" to an "R" and you might see what the machine really is, since that is how it makes you feel.
05-19-05, 05:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By bnet1

I love the sound and feel of a well tuned diesel,...

I love the sound and feel of a well tuned diesel, especially when cruising down the highway pulling a 30 foot gooseneck trailer with about 10,000 pounds of horses in the back. I like big trucks too,...
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-05, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By bnet1

I would venture to say that you might do better...

I would venture to say that you might do better on a 'bent once to develop the new muscle groups. You will not have the fatigue and pain that affects the rest of your body as you would on a DF.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-05, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By bnet1

Funny thing, I'm the same way too when I start...

Funny thing, I'm the same way too when I start riding hard. Just can't get enough food! Last summer when I was commuting, my lunch nearly doubled in size, and I actually still lost some weight!
04-22-05, 05:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,697
Posted By bnet1

When I'm with the Mrs. travelling cross country...

When I'm with the Mrs. travelling cross country she is the driver. I need her concentration to be 100% on the road and what is going on around her. I am the navigator. It is my job to watch for...
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-05, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By bnet1

Cricket, It's nice to see another RANS fan....

Cricket, It's nice to see another RANS fan. Another poster, Sukispop, has one of the Fusion bikes and really likes it too. He also has a Stratus. It seems that everyone who has one of the Fusion type...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-05, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By bnet1

Yup, Marchusbandito you are correct. It is legal...

Yup, Marchusbandito you are correct. It is legal to cycle on the interstates in New Mexico between cities. The shoulders are generally (at least on I-40) as wide or even wider than the lane of...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-05, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By bnet1

Simple Green, then Boeshield T-9 for the drive...

Simple Green, then Boeshield T-9 for the drive train, cables, brake pivots, etc. A damp rag between major cleanings to remove any dust.
Forum: Recumbent
04-14-05, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By bnet1

If you enjoyed the trikes you might want to...

If you enjoyed the trikes you might want to consider looking at a 2 wheeled 'bent, if you are not severely balance challenged of course. These ride way differently than a DF bike and it takes a bit...
04-13-05, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By bnet1

Turning 54 shortly. I'm a one way fair weather...

Turning 54 shortly. I'm a one way fair weather commuter. The ride is about 17 miles. Nothing impressive but it is a good "stress reliever" after a crazy day at work.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-05, 05:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By bnet1

I have Power Grips on my 'bent and like them....

I have Power Grips on my 'bent and like them. They aren't as efficient as a good clipless system, but they work for me as I generally need to ride in street shoes. In the future I'm going to go...
Forum: Recumbent
04-07-05, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By bnet1

BlazingPedals, I sypathize with you on the horses...

BlazingPedals, I sypathize with you on the horses and the budget. Convince the Mrs. to switch to minis. They don't eat as much and are just as much fun. Nothing quite like riding up the driveway...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 560
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.