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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,067
Posted By bikingbill

The Brompton. I need the quick fold, weight...

The Brompton. I need the quick fold, weight capacity, bag system and "can take it on flights as carry-on" stuff.

Bike Friday makes some beautiful machines, but the Brompton is ideal for my uses.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,137
Posted By bikingbill

Do you need this tested by a strong heavy (107kg)...

Do you need this tested by a strong heavy (107kg) rider on some absurd climbs?
...
01-14-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,825
Posted By bikingbill

Or old and fit (and a mutant). Normally my...

Or old and fit (and a mutant). Normally my resting is in the 40's but sometimes ...
...
Forum: Introductions
01-04-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By bikingbill

1976, working for Bikecentennial. ...

1976, working for Bikecentennial.

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Forum: Recumbent
12-27-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,289
Posted By bikingbill

San Diego may be an outlier but in the 1990's I...

San Diego may be an outlier but in the 1990's I saw a lot of 2-wheel recumbents on the roads, in organized rides, etc. Now I do see a number of trikes (and the rare 2-wheel recumbents) but at least...
Forum: Introductions
12-27-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 522
Posted By bikingbill

Funny, I raced in the 1970's too ... taught...

Funny, I raced in the 1970's too ... taught physics lab in graduate school ... ended up in the video game business but recently took a job as a researcher for a product company in Los Angeles.
12-20-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By bikingbill

FYI: I was on the PENN Cycling Team ... '75-'79.

FYI: I was on the PENN Cycling Team ... '75-'79.
12-20-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By bikingbill

Famous Philly Bike Racer, Mary-Jane Reoch, rode...

Famous Philly Bike Racer, Mary-Jane Reoch, rode her bike to give birth to her child:

At the age of 35, she rode 12 miles (19 km) on her bike to the hospital to give birth to her first daughter,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By bikingbill

I'm 235 and I carry gear on my 2014 Brompton. ...

I'm 235 and I carry gear on my 2014 Brompton. These wheels are tough. The only issue I had was loosening spokes on the rear wheel due to some serious climbing (28% grade). I ended up re-tensioning...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-18, 12:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By bikingbill

30lbs Aluminum bike ... it's possible. Thanks...

30lbs Aluminum bike ... it's possible. Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By bikingbill

I quoted Dahon’s Website. Not 3rd Party.

I quoted Dahon’s Website.

Not 3rd Party.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,611
Posted By bikingbill

The Curve is rated for 220lbs:...

The Curve is rated for 220lbs: https://dahon.com/bikes/curve-d3/

Brompton is 241lbs.

One option is to get the Brompton and have the wheels rebuilt with stronger rims and spokes.

Surprisingly...
12-13-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,812
Posted By bikingbill

LA has a mass transit system. USC is on the Expo...

LA has a mass transit system. USC is on the Expo line and that connects to the subways in downtown and goes all the way to the Santa Monica Pier.

My suggestion, get a good folder (i.e. a Brompton)...
11-09-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By bikingbill

The new normal. The videos out of the Paradise...

The new normal. The videos out of the Paradise fire are scary as s*it.
11-09-18, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By bikingbill

I'd love to have seen the reaction of the 100's...

I'd love to have seen the reaction of the 100's of drivers who were totally stopped, when I jumped out of that car, unfolded the bike, and rode past them.
11-09-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By bikingbill

They got back to the Studio City area around...

They got back to the Studio City area around 7:00pm, three hours via some crazy route. My train made up for the 15min late arrival in Camarillo and got me home on time.

Good thing the wind was...
11-08-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By bikingbill

Cycling into the Apocalypse

So I had a meeting in Camarillo 2:30 this afternoon.

The plan was to carpool with coworkers there and get back to Studio City by 5:30, in time to get to the subway and catch my 7:15 train to...
11-02-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikingbill

One time in the late 1990's, I managed to pedal...

One time in the late 1990's, I managed to pedal this (it was loaned to me) up the grade and descended at full speed and had to take the left lane on the road.
...
10-31-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikingbill

It's improved, but not as nice as it was in the...

It's improved, but not as nice as it was in the late 1990's when I would routinely take the descent at over 50mph. Now? No way.
10-31-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By bikingbill

I commuted by bike from Cardiff to UTC from '96...

I commuted by bike from Cardiff to UTC from '96 to '99, always on the inside. By '99 I was turning in a 31:04 at the SDBC 20km time trials (42 years old at that time)

That 33mi RT commute and a...
10-22-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,080
Posted By bikingbill

"Endurance Geometry" ...

"Endurance Geometry"

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10-22-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By bikingbill

I live at the top of a long steep climb. At the...

I live at the top of a long steep climb. At the bottom of the descent, there is a traffic light. I've hit 53mph on this hill.

With Rim brakes, I was taking the temper out of the rim and I'd end...
10-18-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

My big revelation is that weight loss and...

My big revelation is that weight loss and maintenance requires the exercise of habits that can be strengthened in the same way you build up a bicep or aerobic capacity.

In 2008 I moved to the top...
10-17-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

They are sitting right behind me, 20 ft. away. ...

They are sitting right behind me, 20 ft. away.

Sometimes they bring in lunch too.
...
10-16-18, 05:22 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

My office has free snacks of all kinds. So that...

My office has free snacks of all kinds. So that doesn't work. I stick to the seaweed snacks and the fruit and leave the tasty energy bars, 300 calories mixed nut bags and dried fruits alone. It...
10-15-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

That was 1996. During 1997 to 1999 it was 8000+...

That was 1996. During 1997 to 1999 it was 8000+ mile years. I did this because I had a 33mi RT commute that was fun on the bike, horrific in an automobile (Cardiff by the Sea, CA to University Town...
10-15-18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

Yep. I'm maybe doing 50 miles on a good week...

Yep. I'm maybe doing 50 miles on a good week nowadays, but I've dropped over 20lbs since August by limiting myself to 1500-2000 calories a day.
10-14-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

IMHO What/How Much you eat matters more, but when...

IMHO What/How Much you eat matters more, but when I dropped the >100lbs I was doing 100+ mile weeks in a hilly area.
10-13-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

One brother equally strict about dieting is a bit...

One brother equally strict about dieting is a bit thinner than I, the other one over 300lbs.

Father (6' tall) grew up in foster homes, entered the Army in '42 at 135lbs. Left at 185lbs, played...
10-12-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

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I was a big kid, almost 6' 3" and 275lbs when I went to college....
10-12-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,853
Posted By bikingbill

There's GOOD MONEY to be made in selling people...

There's GOOD MONEY to be made in selling people on the idea that they don't have to do all of that.

Sadly, it really does come to this basic concept.
10-03-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 816
Posted By bikingbill

This was an epic ride: ...

This was an epic ride:

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10-01-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,205
Posted By bikingbill

I still won't ever bike in the door zone.

I still won't ever bike in the door zone.
09-28-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,398
Posted By bikingbill

O'Rily? ...

O'Rily?

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09-27-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,398
Posted By bikingbill

Do folks ever wear their helmet in an automobile?

Do folks ever wear their helmet in an automobile?
09-27-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By bikingbill

It's one reason I'm impressed with Cycling Savvy....

It's one reason I'm impressed with Cycling Savvy.

It's one thing to come up riding strategies in Southern California, quite another to do so in Flori-duh.

I've ridden there, it's intense.
09-27-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By bikingbill

Is this the guy who was riding a fixie sans brake...

Is this the guy who was riding a fixie sans brake in San Francisco?

Because if that's the case, I can't sympathize with him ... although I agree that motorists get away with murder all the time.
...
09-27-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,205
Posted By bikingbill

So you're suggesting drivers give cyclists a wide...

So you're suggesting drivers give cyclists a wide berth when passing them. A good idea period.

I'd still suggest avoiding the door zone.
09-26-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,205
Posted By bikingbill

Ok, I commute by bike in Studio City, CA...

Ok, I commute by bike in Studio City, CA (Brompton). That means Ventura Blvd. with lots of parked cars and swinging doors.

I have a rear-view mirror so what I do is take the lane, watch what is...
09-26-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,205
Posted By bikingbill

I could have bought one of these (the...

I could have bought one of these (the convertible) in 1977 for $7500 in perfect condition :-(

(yeah, I know what they are worth)
09-25-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,154
Posted By bikingbill

You may need to consider a Recumbent Trike. Lots...

You may need to consider a Recumbent Trike. Lots of larger riders go that route.

As to your heart issues, I was extraordinarily fortunate that I had a cholesterol scare in 1986, went on a radical...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By bikingbill

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Brompton on Britsh Air in the overhead compartment.
09-21-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,476
Posted By bikingbill

I didn't come away from the article with that...

I didn't come away from the article with that conclusion.

What I did come away with was acceptance of the lower metabolism I have to live with, the reality of being hungry, and the need to eat...
09-21-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,476
Posted By bikingbill

No, and I can prove it. I know how to park...

No, and I can prove it.

I know how to park a car.

THIS is my little red car:
...
09-20-18, 06:28 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,476
Posted By bikingbill

Truth: As early as 1969, research showed...

Truth:

As early as 1969, research showed that losing just 3 percent of your body weight resulted in a 17 percent slowdown in your metabolism—a body-wide starvation response that blasts you with...
09-20-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,476
Posted By bikingbill

Today Pic: Still dropping weight after the...

Today Pic: Still dropping weight after the 'kickstart' of that flu a few months ago.
...
09-11-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,353
Posted By bikingbill

I live car-free from Monday to Friday. Then I...

I live car-free from Monday to Friday. Then I take the train home on Friday evening and have use of a car for the weekend. Still use a bike during the weekend as well.

I wouldn't feel guilty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By bikingbill

Will it fit a tall rider? What's the weight...

Will it fit a tall rider? What's the weight limit.

FWIW I saw the artist do that song live (twice). Nice pick.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By bikingbill

Because I use my Brompton to commute to work and...

Because I use my Brompton to commute to work and on business travel, I switched to these folding pedals to avoid scuffing my shoes:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,003
Posted By bikingbill

If I fit on it (6'2"+m 235lbs) I'd be interested...

If I fit on it (6'2"+m 235lbs) I'd be interested in it for airline travel.

I've taken my Brompton in the overheads over a dozen times (removing the seat) but it's always a somewhat risky chance...
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