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05-24-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,585
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Switch to a recumbent. That was 60,000 miles ago.

Switch to a recumbent. That was 60,000 miles ago.
04-08-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 233,194
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Username: Wilbur Bud Preferred Contact: PM ...

Username: Wilbur Bud
Preferred Contact: PM
State(s): Indiana
Primary CL City: Central Indiana/Indianapolis CL
Secondary CL Cities: I am NorthEast suburbs so let's say 50 miles from 46038
Items...
04-08-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By Wilbur Bud

https://www.searchtempest.com/ works also

https://www.searchtempest.com/ works also
Forum: Foo
02-22-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I'll tell Lauren

I'll tell Lauren
Forum: Foo
02-16-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 591
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Expect to wait due to high demand for remodeling,...

Expect to wait due to high demand for remodeling, in addition to paying, so start now on finding remodelers and having in hand executable contract documents. Just finished an upstairs bathroom...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I have/had the pletscher. My only complaint is...

I have/had the pletscher. My only complaint is the single hole/bolt mounting. Eventually it rotates. Repeated tightening finally popped out the internal tube on my bike's mounting pad. After...
12-24-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By Wilbur Bud

https://www.showerspass.com/products/club-shoe-cov...

https://www.showerspass.com/products/club-shoe-covers I wear MTB sandals almost year-round, and these are roomy enough to slip over. Zip up the back.
12-17-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By Wilbur Bud

This is annual maintenance for me, around end of...

This is annual maintenance for me, around end of November each year, pull all the cables and squirt WD40 or some other water attractant through all the housing to eliminate the moisture gathered...
12-07-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I've been using an old Smartwool one that was...

I've been using an old Smartwool one that was quite thin but it is shredded now. I am disappointed in the current market as all seem to be the very-tight headsock variety (including current...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 976
Posted By Wilbur Bud

This. For added inspection, deflate the tire...

This. For added inspection, deflate the tire first and pinch the sidewalls in every couple of inches to further expose cuts and embedded debris, I dig them out with a small pick.
11-08-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 925
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Yes, pinned pedals will chew them up, but not a...

Yes, pinned pedals will chew them up, but not a lot. I do far worse wearing full covers with teh eggbeaters and even then the covers last years. I find the stretch covers sold as covers are far too...
09-02-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By Wilbur Bud

If you've never tried it, then as an experiment...

If you've never tried it, then as an experiment (and with medical supervision given your history), take a 3 week experience on the zero carbohydrate diet. In my experience, at about days 7-10, BP...
08-11-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Well, there is always the winter forum if you...

Well, there is always the winter forum if you want to check the official prep list. If you will be riding in temperatures below freezing, then it may be a good idea to pull the cables, have a squirt...
07-28-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,487
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short...

Wear it in the shower periodically in the short term, and once the hot season passes then to actually strip out the straps from the helmet body for a good wash (takes a little work to remove the...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,617
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Ah, now you are baiting me to shoot off topic. ...

Ah, now you are baiting me to shoot off topic. Really, if you have already the hand movements, then just to work on precise and consistent hand placement relative to the two antennae and you are...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 5,617
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Learn the theremin ? Equipment -...

Learn the theremin ?

Equipment - https://www.moogmusic.com/products/etherwave-standard
Expert performance - https://youtu.be/K6KbEnGnymk

Small as a shoebox, takes a lifetime to master so you...
Forum: Recumbent
07-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Have and use a mirror, move slightly more...

Have and use a mirror, move slightly more center-lane as you approach (to make sure no motorist tries to overtake and to pass you in the intersection), be vigilant even when you have the...
07-05-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,205
Posted By Wilbur Bud

If it was me I would be in the traffic lane and...

If it was me I would be in the traffic lane and avoid the crosswalk.

If it is the kind of crosswalk where the traffic design has a sort of directional kink in order to get cyclists to stop before...
Forum: Foo
03-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,078
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Not biking related, but speedway museum is good...

Not biking related, but speedway museum is good if you like automotive racing history or the cars themselves, also near Lucas Oil is the Indiana State museum and in the lower level there is a video...
03-16-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,521
Posted By Wilbur Bud

70f

From a performance point of view, anything above 55F is good for me based on the commuting time vs temperature plot below where the knee in the curve seems to be about 55F, but in terms of comfort...
Forum: Foo
01-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,733
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Ours loves one of these floppy fish, at least...

Ours loves one of these floppy fish, at least it's USB rechargeable, we bought the orange one that looks like a carp, about 10 inches long, articulated almost in the middle :...
Forum: Introductions
01-25-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Depending on you pain point, you may find the...

Depending on you pain point, you may find the upright bike aggravates it instead of resolving it, in which case to try a recumbent. You may test drive mine if of interest, I am in Fishers if you...
01-06-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,172
Posted By Wilbur Bud

It's fine after the transition period of first...

It's fine after the transition period of first 1-2 weeks. You may feel sluggish at times, during that period, just keep riding. After the transition period, you will feel normal and perhaps better....
12-30-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 32,470
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Last 10+ years averaging about 4400 per year but...

Last 10+ years averaging about 4400 per year but dropping off due to office building closure 3 years ago where I work from home now and no more commuting, thus my daily distance dropped from 25+ to...
11-10-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,998
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I use the lightest version of longsleeve...

I use the lightest version of longsleeve smartwool with zip neck. The wool doesn't feel as hot when it's a bit too warm and it feels good and warm when things are cold, no matter you've sweated...
10-27-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,907
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I do not wear bibs, but certainly at some point a...

I do not wear bibs, but certainly at some point a second later / long underwear is necessary, for me, down to about 20-25F, below that I'm not really cold while riding, but I did eventually discover...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,943
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I too work in H&S and it can be demotivating in...

I too work in H&S and it can be demotivating in terms of the lack of interest and support in individuals or with the company. Sounds like you are well placed but sort of in a trough of...
Forum: Foo
09-15-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Maybe switchover to pressure-assist system like...

Maybe switchover to pressure-assist system like flushmate ones ? https://www.flushmate.com/ If you like the Ba-whoosh of the old-style, you'll probably like the BA-WHOOSH of pressure-assist.
09-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I know, right? Not only an early adopter of a...

I know, right? Not only an early adopter of a better design, but capable of selecting a single footwear that works comfortable across a 100 degree range, but able to memorialize the learning that...
09-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,843
Posted By Wilbur Bud

One such reg that affects me locally is that once...

One such reg that affects me locally is that once a tractor-truck is in a multi-lane roundabout, they are granted access to all lanes. How this affected me in the past is I'm ahead of the truck in...
09-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Nope. Sandals forever (with socks of course),...

Nope. Sandals forever (with socks of course), and then I switch from eggbeaters to pinned platforms and winter boots when the studded tires go on. I like the sandals as things get colder due to...
09-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
Posted By Wilbur Bud

After each ride, think about temperature and wind...

After each ride, think about temperature and wind and what you were wearing and consider something like this:
...
09-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,554
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Showers Pass brand of rain booties work well,...

Showers Pass brand of rain booties work well, although, like already written, you'll still feel damp/wet from perspiration.
Forum: Foo
09-10-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12,272
Views: 2,649,945
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Only a tourist would say this

Only a tourist would say this
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,762
Posted By Wilbur Bud

neither. Nokian Hakepeliitta or one of the other...

neither. Nokian Hakepeliitta or one of the other Nokian combo (knobby/studded). Of course, size matters.
09-03-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,920
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Commuting year round for a long time, so yes, and...

Commuting year round for a long time, so yes, and on ice, but it's road ice and central Indiana generally gets an ice storm or two each year, and now so much deep snow. If snow plows are out I will...
09-02-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,176
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Go to a Goodwill or other thrift shop, but a...

Go to a Goodwill or other thrift shop, but a couple large sweaters (wool or synthetic), cut the sleeves off and use as knee warmers.
08-17-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Sure, I used to ride mine to school when I was a...

Sure, I used to ride mine to school when I was a kid.

I wouldn't say it's difficult, just different,the trick is keeping your weight quiet in the seat, exactly the opposite of riding an upright...
08-09-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,346
Posted By Wilbur Bud

My wife works in an elementary school. Every year...

My wife works in an elementary school. Every year we are mildly sick in September and in January, and we view the infectious mob of elementary students as a boost to our immune system. We do not...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,634
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Well, I think it isn't so much corrosion as...

Well, I think it isn't so much corrosion as abrasion, when you ride in winter the chain picks up all sort of crap, and so the answer is more frequent cleaning an oiling, but since chain is so cheap,I...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 70,058
Posted By Wilbur Bud

The prohibition is on linen (which is often...

The prohibition is on linen (which is often white), not on the color itself.
08-03-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I've found that this is often in the law, that...

I've found that this is often in the law, that is, commercial vehicles of a certain size are ceded the two lanes upon entry. I was really angry the first time about ten years ago when I was already...
08-01-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,534
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I like the heat. But keep in mind my rides are...

I like the heat. But keep in mind my rides are generally an hour, commuting in each direction, and then a few years ago when the office building was closed and working from home, I take my ride...
07-30-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,313
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I recharge after every ride out of habit, due to...

I recharge after every ride out of habit, due to commuting in cold and parking bike outside every day while at work, plus higher consumption also drains battery faster. But, my battery (10 amp-hour...
07-28-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Here is a view of time vs temp on a fixed...

Here is a view of time vs temp on a fixed commuting route I rode in both directions every day for years and years. The dataset represents 5 years of M-F commuting by recumbent, about 1500 data...
Forum: Foo
07-25-20, 04:53 PM
07-12-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,374
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Glad to see cat ears, I was making my own for...

Glad to see cat ears, I was making my own for years, so if these now available cat ears actually touch your cheek as my home-made ones did, they will definitely cut the wind noise. Take care to...
07-12-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,539
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I ride roundabouts every day. Agree you have to...

I ride roundabouts every day. Agree you have to take the lane moderately early and I mean really be centered in the lane so there is no doubt a motor vehicle can fit in the same space.. I also have...
Forum: Foo
06-13-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,988
Posted By Wilbur Bud

Well, you did not state funds were a problem, so...

Well, you did not state funds were a problem, so if you have funds, wherever you go, consider employing a tour guide, but no more than one per day and a more than a couple days like that in a week...
Forum: Great Lakes
06-09-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By Wilbur Bud

I'm in Fishers and ride a 14 mile loop almost...

I'm in Fishers and ride a 14 mile loop almost every day, boxing in by 126th and 146th, Cumberland Road and Brooks School/Olio road. You are always welcome to join me all or part, just to...
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