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09-06-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Bassmanbob

I spoke with Garmin CS twice. They were very...

I spoke with Garmin CS twice. They were very pleasant, but they were unable to solve the intermittent Bluetooth problem. I purchased my unit from REI. They are sending me another one, and I should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,551
Posted By Bassmanbob

Get back on that baby! After a crash, that...

Get back on that baby! After a crash, that caused me to land facedown, stop breathing for about 80 seconds until my friend rolled me over and unconscious for 3.5 minutes (documented by video), I got...
09-06-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Bassmanbob

I currently use Aftershokz, but it's not great. ...

I currently use Aftershokz, but it's not great. They work well to listen to music, but they don't work well to use as a Bluetooth for the phone while cycling. Any significant road noise, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 10,994
Posted By Bassmanbob

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to...

Well... there's the name. My daughters went to Florida State University (the Seminoles) and University of Central Florida (the Knights), so we're not Gator fans.

Seriously, I've ridden Gatorskins...
09-02-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By Bassmanbob

If it's your big toe and nothing else, make sure...

If it's your big toe and nothing else, make sure your cycling shoes are really stiff. It is either motion or an arthritic boney bump pressing up against the shoe that would cause pain in an...
08-30-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By Bassmanbob

Tacx Neo 2T Trainer Problems

What an expensive piece of crap! Itís a smart trainer that wonít keep a connection to either my iPhone or my laptop. I make sure no other device is on but it connects and disconnects once a minute....
08-27-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bassmanbob

The best thing I ever ate during a century ride...

The best thing I ever ate during a century ride SAG stop was when I saw oatmeal raisin cookies, a jar of Jiff peanut butter and a jar of strawberry preserves on the table. I skipped the bread and...
Forum: Touring
08-26-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've ridden my bike with leather tape numerous...

I've ridden my bike with leather tape numerous times and have not had a problem with it. It does take longer to dry than the ruber-ish materials.
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By Bassmanbob

I use the Brooks leather bar tape on my Trek 520,...

I use the Brooks leather bar tape on my Trek 520, but the bike is used mainly as a commuter bike. So I can say it is fine for shorter rides (11-16 miles). The longest ride I've done on this bike is...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Bassmanbob

I ride with a rack and Ortlieb panniers. They...

I ride with a rack and Ortlieb panniers. They make a briefcase that acts as a pannier. I never got the briefcase/pannier, but I'm considering it. I never have because I'd need to take only thin...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 405
Posted By Bassmanbob

My commuting ride is much different than my...

My commuting ride is much different than my exercise/ leisure rides. I chose a steel bike for commuting because I wanted something a bit beefier, more durable. But that’s me.
08-22-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Bassmanbob

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a...

Doing the Cross Florida Ride in 2018, I met a whole group of riders from Puerto Rico who support a guy with Parkinson’s. After the ride I talked to him at length about his disease and how cycling has...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,924
Posted By Bassmanbob

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of...

I bicycle commute to work twice a week out of five days-- the rest I drive. I could commute four days a week, but there are varied reasons I only commute two. When I decided to take this on, I...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've done both, but more often move to the right...

I've done both, but more often move to the right of the front car now. I used to line up, but if I'm more than four or five cars back, I can't go fast enough to keep up with the drivers. Then cars...
08-15-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,459
Posted By Bassmanbob

Almost all of my rides begin between 4:15 & 5:30...

Almost all of my rides begin between 4:15 & 5:30 AM, but the duration of the ride dictates what I eat.
*1-2 hour rides: either nothing or just coffee
*3-7 hour rides (Saturday’s): one serving of...
Forum: Touring
07-11-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bassmanbob

Oregon is definitely on my list twice for cycling...

Oregon is definitely on my list twice for cycling in the future.
1. I plan to do the Crater Lake Century possibly next year or the year after. I registered for it this year, bought plane tickets,...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bassmanbob

Keeping this updated, my wife just informed me...

Keeping this updated, my wife just informed me she would not be going to the Denver conference next year, so I can definitely tack on some extra days and ride in the Denver area. I want to visit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,323
Posted By Bassmanbob

1. Ilio-tibial band syndrome of the right knee...

1. Ilio-tibial band syndrome of the right knee early on in my cycling days six years ago. I was riding with the seat too high and it was causing my right side to pull too much. That required physical...
07-03-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,544
Posted By Bassmanbob

The most common offenders I've noticed are trucks...

The most common offenders I've noticed are trucks pulling boats and Amazon Prime vans. The boat people are so anxious to get out on the water and forget their boat is wider than there pick 'em up...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,384
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
05-27-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,687
Posted By Bassmanbob

A friend convinced me to download Strava about...

A friend convinced me to download Strava about two years ago. Since then, I’ve had periods when I follow it and other when I ignore it. I seem happier when I ignore Strava.
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 769
Posted By Bassmanbob

I would feel comfortable riding the barrier...

I would feel comfortable riding the barrier islands along Florida's east coast. I've ridden St. Augustine to Daytona, the Cocoa Beach area, Sebastian to Vero Beach, and Fort Pierce to Boca. Some...
05-27-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By Bassmanbob

You're the Daddy Warbucks of cycling, spreading...

You're the Daddy Warbucks of cycling, spreading bicycle good will! Good for you. This is said sincerely, not sarcastically.

I'm assuming everyone in your family is the same size???
05-27-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bassmanbob

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from...

Great job! Just don't kill yourself going from 50- 100 miles. When I first started cycling, I did too much too soon. A friend told me to increase my weekend endurance rides by 10% every other week....
05-27-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bassmanbob

Wow. I'm so sorry for you and your family. ...

Wow. I'm so sorry for you and your family. Yeah. The biking issues obviously pale in comparison to losing family or friends and also those whom have lost income. Perspective...
05-27-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bassmanbob

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not...

I do consider myself fortunate. I am not retired, but I make a fairly comfortable living. I also have little to no desire for material things with the exception of two really nice bass guitars and...
05-25-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bassmanbob

My point is that I'm upset about my cycling...

My point is that I'm upset about my cycling events that help motivate me have been cancelled or I've had to cancel them. At the same time, I'm grateful that my family is well. So the point of the...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,606
Posted By Bassmanbob

I use my Ortlieb Back Rollers and love them, but...

I use my Ortlieb Back Rollers and love them, but I've considered getting this, especially now I'm taking a laptop to and from work:

https://ortliebusa.com/product/office-bag-2/
05-24-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,641
Posted By Bassmanbob

Cancellation Crybaby Thread

Early this year, I planned to participate in six different cycling events-- actually five plus the first one I was going to do on my own.
1. Mid- March: Cycle DC to Mt. Vernon and back for the day...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,971
Posted By Bassmanbob

Yes. Ortlieb mini. I love it. It clips on and off...

Yes. Ortlieb mini. I love it. It clips on and off my saddle but is stable when riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,294
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm up from last year, but 2019 was a read down...

I'm up from last year, but 2019 was a read down year for me. I averaged about 100 miles/ week in 2018 until I got the flu in December. So I finished 2018 with 4800miles. 2019 was a cycling...
05-21-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By Bassmanbob

Enjoy: ...

Enjoy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
05-21-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've always enjoyed driving small cars and I just...

I've always enjoyed driving small cars and I just need to transport two bikes, so I went with a 1.25 instead of the 2. My little Mazda 3 is not rated for any significant towing, nor do I have any...
05-18-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bassmanbob

Thats not always true. I had to help a guy when...

Thats not always true. I had to help a guy when his got wet in his saddlebag. At least put it in a small ziplock bag before putting it in your saddlebag.
05-17-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,470
Posted By Bassmanbob

I bought the Terrano before it was sold to...

I bought the Terrano before it was sold to Terrano. I think the name was the Cardo BK-1. I used it for years until I crashed that helmet. My new helmet doesn't fit the device so I purchased the...
05-17-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,002
Posted By Bassmanbob

I struggle with my weight and go up and down by...

I struggle with my weight and go up and down by 20-30 pounds. It's simple. If I'm riding the same amount, if I weigh more, I go slower and climb with more difficulty. If I weigh less, I go faster...
05-17-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bassmanbob

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If...

And make sure your saddle bag is waterproof. If the key fob gets wet, it may not unlock the door.
Forum: Touring
05-17-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bassmanbob

Thanks so far for your input. So far the ones...

Thanks so far for your input. So far the ones that stand out are the two Denver hub and spoke and the end to end with Amtrak back to Denver. The Natchez Trace also sounds really good and Michigan...
05-16-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bassmanbob

820 not one of the good Garmins? Man, it cost...

820 not one of the good Garmins? Man, it cost enough. I don’t want to derail this thread, but I’ll try your instructions and see what happens.
Forum: Touring
05-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bassmanbob

Help Me Choose a Short Tour for 2021

This year has been a huge disappointment for me from a cycling standpoint. I've had three of six cycling events cancelled so far this year. With my suspicions of a resurgence of this pandemic here in...
05-16-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bassmanbob

Iím so fed up with my Garmin 820 for not...

Iím so fed up with my Garmin 820 for not connecting with my iPhone. I started a thread about this months ago, took the steps recommended and now it wonít connect. The only way it syncs is if both my...
05-15-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,118
Posted By Bassmanbob

:popcorn

:popcorn
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,730
Posted By Bassmanbob

Bike: Garmin Rear/front lights Water...

Bike:
Garmin
Rear/front lights
Water bottles (2)
Fly 6

Saddle bag:
Inner tubes (2)
CO2 carriages (2)
CO2 inflator
05-05-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By Bassmanbob

So you left a bike lock on a stand for a month...

So you left a bike lock on a stand for a month and didn’t think it was going to be removed? The Parks Department probably removed it as litter.
05-04-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bassmanbob

Congratulations on your first century! Well...

Congratulations on your first century! Well done. Try participating in an organized century when all of this social distancing is resolved. They're a lot of fun.
05-03-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,191
Posted By Bassmanbob

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were...

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were discouraging anyone from any kind of riding. I know you did not intend that. And yes, my body is a better indicator of how far I should push myself...
05-03-20, 03:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,191
Posted By Bassmanbob

Hello neighbor. Treasure Coast here. I've...

Hello neighbor. Treasure Coast here.

I've been riding now for six years and just turned 55. I find that I'm beginning to view my cycling goals and desires differently compared to just a couple...
04-29-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Bassmanbob

Extraordinary. Extreme circumstances bring out...

Extraordinary. Extreme circumstances bring out the best in people in so many ways.
04-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bassmanbob

I usually buy just about everything from my LBS. ...

I usually buy just about everything from my LBS. I go in for a Thursday afternoon chat two or three times a month, they are great to deal with and they've always treated me fairly, if not better. ...
04-23-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,875
Posted By Bassmanbob

I'm about 80-90 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. ...

I'm about 80-90 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. I've cycled twice in Fort Lauderdale; the second time I forgot how terrible it was the first time. As it turns out, I may never bring my bicycle...
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