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Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By tchazzard

Those stinky clothes

Even fairly new techwick stuff from EMS smells after my ride into the office. We always let our running/biking clothes soak for 20 minutes or so before continuing the wash cycle. They do not smell...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,619
Posted By tchazzard

De-stink biking clothes at office

Hi; I hang my biking clothes when I arrive at the office. They dry out nicely by the time I ride home, but the stink like there is no end of tomorrow. I wonder if there is some home made solution one...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 06:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

I did not think about that benefit when I moved...

I did not think about that benefit when I moved to my first velomobile from a 2-wheel bent for daily commuting. Similarly, not having to unclip at each stop light is also a nice bene.

And check...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-06, 04:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

No motor needed

You can certainly add electric motors on some velomobiles, such as the WAW, but end up hauling around a bunch of extra weight. My Quest has 27 speeds and in the lowest gear, I could nearly climb a...
07-26-06, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,577
Posted By tchazzard

Here are some links if one is interested in...

Here are some links if one is interested in velomobiles:

The people who make my Quest
http://www.velomobiel.nl/

Mary A's site
http://www.velomobiling.net/

My friends North American...
07-26-06, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,114
Posted By tchazzard

Quest Velomobile

Quest 164

20688
Forum: Commuting
07-26-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

I have two mirrors on my Quest. As for other...

I have two mirrors on my Quest. As for other issues raised about the high cost of velomobiles over a bent with sock, I would still take the velomobile any day. Very soft ride, easily seen by cars,...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-06, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

The enclosed recumbents you see on the wisil site...

The enclosed recumbents you see on the wisil site are designed for trying to set speed records and not for day to day commuting. A velomobile has advanatages over a normal bike which include superior...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-06, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

Too hot?

It has been close to 90F and humid here in Maine (88-96%), which is not likley as bad a Florida, but I do not feel any hotter than I do on a normal bike. The soft top on my Quest keeps the sun off me...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-06, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By tchazzard

Questions and learning about velomobiles

The article in Wired was written by Bryan Ball, the creator of BentRider Online (http://www.bentrideronline.com). There is a velomobile forum on his message board. You can also learn alot about...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-05, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By tchazzard

There is a velomobile for sale here in the US. It...

There is a velomobile for sale here in the US. It is a Velomobiel.nl Quest and information on it can be found at:

www.velombiles.net (http://www.velomobiles.net/wildfire/quest/questforsale.htm)
...
Forum: Recumbent
12-29-05, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,020
Posted By tchazzard

Hi; Just wanted to pass on the news that there is...

Hi; Just wanted to pass on the news that there is currently a Velomobiel.nl Quest for sale here in the US. Information can be seen at:

www.velomobiles.net...
Forum: Recumbent
10-06-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,020
Posted By tchazzard

I ride the Mango year round here in southern...

I ride the Mango year round here in southern Maine. It is a head out design, but other than in really heavy rain, I barely get wet, other than my head and shoulders. The wheels are isolated from the...
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-05, 08:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,020
Posted By tchazzard

I commute to/from work via bike. I run errands...

I commute to/from work via bike. I run errands using the bike. I explained to her that I would not have to purchase a health club pass, would stay in great shape, be safer, happier, and do nice...
Forum: Recumbent
10-03-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,020
Posted By tchazzard

Check out www.velomobiling.net and...

Check out www.velomobiling.net and www.velomobiles.net which have lots of information on velomobiles. Basically you can buy an Alleweder from David in Texas or order one of the various models in...
07-01-05, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By tchazzard

Micro Trailer for hauling bikes, canoes, etc

Hi: I have a SportsRig trailer (www.sportsrig.com) I use for hauling my bikes around. I love it. Recently I saw a car driving by LL Bean in Freeport, Maine which was towing a trailer very similar to...
Forum: Recumbent
04-15-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By tchazzard

And http://www.velomobiling.net

And http://www.velomobiling.net
Forum: Commuting
04-07-05, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By tchazzard

The Go-One was pulled at it had been sold months...

The Go-One was pulled at it had been sold months before. The same Go-One keeps popping up in eBay. So do not bid on it unless you ask around first.
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-05, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,684
Posted By tchazzard

You can also find a lot of good information on: ...

You can also find a lot of good information on:

www.velomobiles.net
www.velomobiling.net
www.velomobileusa.com

and of course my site:

www.hazbro.com/mango
Forum: Commuting
04-06-05, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By tchazzard

I am still around, although spend most of my time...

I am still around, although spend most of my time reading Bent Rider Online's message board instead of this forum. I also found that it was easier to write about my experiences in my blog, rather...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-04, 06:58 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,061
Posted By tchazzard

Is there a way to mount the Cateye EL500 on a...

Is there a way to mount the Cateye EL500 on a helmet?
Forum: Recumbent
09-03-04, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By tchazzard

Helmet for the hot head

I am in the market for a new helmet. This new helmet will be the one I primarily use when tooling around in my VM.nl Mango velomobile. For this reason, the main feature I am looking for is a helmet...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-04, 05:46 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 35,633
Posted By tchazzard

A) Occupation Attorney for Internet Provider...

A) Occupation

Attorney for Internet Provider

B) Commuting Distance

18-22 miles round trip

C) When at work I a) shower b) change clothes/clean up c) don't change clothes and hope for the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-04, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,105
Posted By tchazzard

Here is the velomobile (enclosed trike) I use for...

Here is the velomobile (enclosed trike) I use for my 18-21 mile daily commute.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-04, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

A day in the life of a Mango

Hi; For those who do not visit my Mango Page (http://www.hazbro.com/mango), below is some analysis of my daily commute provided by Motion Based (http://www.motionbased.com):

Morning Ride 16Mar04...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-04, 05:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,529
Posted By tchazzard

I ride to work almost every day and use my bike...

I ride to work almost every day and use my bike on weekends to run most errands. I tool around in a Mango velomobile which has plenty of storage for carrying stuff. For larger loads, I ride a...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-04, 05:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,083
Posted By tchazzard

I commute in a velomobile, so have to rely on...

I commute in a velomobile, so have to rely on what I can stick on the bike. Some pictures of the bike at night can be seen by visiting the link in my signature. I also use a front facing eternaLight...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-04, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Off to a conference in Florida. Going to miss all...

Off to a conference in Florida. Going to miss all this cold new england commuting for a week. Poor pitaful me.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-04, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

I finished 2003 and entered 2004 with no snow...

I finished 2003 and entered 2004 with no snow here in Maine...well we had two storms followed by rain and warm temps. Mother Nature is playing a mean joke. Our temps are supposed to be around...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-03, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Rode yesterday with lots of 'snow fog' in the...

Rode yesterday with lots of 'snow fog' in the morning and rain on the way home. Despite all this, it is nice to see all the holiday lights. Life is good.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-03, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Lucked out this morning...wet roads, but no rain....

Lucked out this morning...wet roads, but no rain. Not looking so lucky on the way home. The rain is supposed to let up by 5pm, but still coming down by the bucket full as we approach 4:30pm. Good day...
12-07-03, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,938
Posted By tchazzard

I rode the past two winters with front only....

I rode the past two winters with front only. Loosing traction on the front is what can take you down quickly. As for the back, it can help on starting and going up steep hills. I always towed a...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-03, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

It rained pretty hard early this morning and...

It rained pretty hard early this morning and broke just before I headed into work. The sky turned deep blue in about 15 minutes after the rain stopped....a fast moving storm for sure. The temps sat...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-03, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Wow. The fall weather does not want to give up. I...

Wow. The fall weather does not want to give up. I rode into town today under bright skies and temps which crested 56 F. Not bad for the week before turkey day.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-03, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,922
Posted By tchazzard

I agree that kids who do this in 7th/8th grade,...

I agree that kids who do this in 7th/8th grade, will likely be the types who throw bottles out the window at cyclist when they are full blown teenagers.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-03, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,048
Posted By tchazzard

Yes, yes, the Nokians are rock solid. I ran them...

Yes, yes, the Nokians are rock solid. I ran them on both front and rear three winters ago, then only on the front for the past two winters. No crashes, no loss of traction, less rolling resistence.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-03, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

47 F and overcast here in Maine. Nice biking...

47 F and overcast here in Maine. Nice biking weather. And had a large owl cross my path. It scared the you know what out of me. :)
Forum: Commuting
11-18-03, 11:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,790
Posted By tchazzard

A Mango velomobile (see my signature line for...

A Mango velomobile (see my signature line for link).
Forum: Commuting
11-14-03, 11:45 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

I guess my brain and fingers were not...

I guess my brain and fingers were not cooperating. What I meant to say, is that I kept my speed under 25 mph on the few downhill sections on my route to work. I can easily get up to 30-40 mph on...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-03, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

What a day. It was 27 F with wind gusts over 60...

What a day. It was 27 F with wind gusts over 60 mph. I kept my speed under 25 mph as the first time I tried going any faster I got thrown around by the cross winds/head winds.
Forum: Commuting
11-12-03, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Much warmer this morning with temps hovering...

Much warmer this morning with temps hovering around 37 F and a rapidly clearing sky. Tonight's ride should be toasty warm as the temps are in the mid-50's F and climbing under bright sunshine.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-03, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

It was a nippy 17F (-8C) when I headed out this...

It was a nippy 17F (-8C) when I headed out this morning. There was not a cloud in the sky. And this was the first morning with black ice. We had lots of rain last week and there was still a lot of...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-03, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By tchazzard

Get a velomobile and you will have all kinds of...

Get a velomobile and you will have all kinds of room to carry stuff/food. I carry my laptop and a change of clothes. I still have room for up to 4 bags (those plastic ones) of groceries.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-03, 04:39 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Temps rose through the night last night. So was...

Temps rose through the night last night. So was greated to temps in the 50s F and partial sun. A nice change from the onslaught of rain we have experienced over the past few weeks.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-03, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Last night I was traveling in the center of an 8...

Last night I was traveling in the center of an 8 foot bike lane and had plenty of lights on. Two trucks passed me, way too close. The first one yelled obsenities, while the next threw a beer bottle...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-03, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

Went out for a 15 mile joy ride today. It topped...

Went out for a 15 mile joy ride today. It topped out at 74 F. Not bad for Nov. 1st. I keep saying this will be our last really warm fall day, but they keep on coming.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-03, 07:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,914
Posted By tchazzard

You might also contact a local, state or national...

You might also contact a local, state or national bike organization, such as the League of National Bicyclist:

http://www.bikeleague.org/index.cfm

They want take up your cause for you.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-03, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,550
Posted By tchazzard

I ride 10 miles on mostly lit roads (all but the...

I ride 10 miles on mostly lit roads (all but the last 1.5 miles). Depending on my mood, I sometimes take a long loop (almost entirely on unlit roads) for a little more exercise and stress relief.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-03, 07:28 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

I agree with mrfix about active lighting. I often...

I agree with mrfix about active lighting. I often encounter runners from the local college on my way home. I use a simple LED strobe. This helps me see them from a long ways off. The LED approaching...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-03, 06:52 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,132,255
Posted By tchazzard

It was a wonderful ride home after work tonight....

It was a wonderful ride home after work tonight. There was little to no wind, there was a crescent moon, and the auroa borealis was in clear view in the northern sky.

Hoping to get a 40 mile ride...
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