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04-26-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,256
Posted By vja4Him

RadWagon Cargo Bike Accessories

What happened to this thread ? I am planning on ordering the RadWagon soon, hopefully this week .....

I would like to know how people are enjoying their RadWagon ..... and what modifications...
12-06-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,384
Views: 757,180
Posted By vja4Him

Casual Ride on my Blix Vika+ ...

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11-15-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By vja4Him

Chopper Mitts

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Would these chopper mitts be good for zero degree F....
11-15-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By vja4Him

Winter Gloves .....

Which gloves would you recommend for very cold temperatures .... warm down to at least Zero degrees F. ?

My fingers got frostbite this morning !!!

I cycle around 20mph, with morning...
08-08-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

One campground I contacted told me that I could...

One campground I contacted told me that I could leave my ebike inside the restaurant when they are closed, charging all night. Not sure I want to take that risk though. I would have to walk around a...
08-08-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

Good question . I have planned out my itinerary...

Good question . I have planned out my itinerary carefully . I will be staying mostly at campsites that have electricity to allow at least 8 hours for charging. Also, I will be staying with Warm...
08-08-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,578
Posted By vja4Him

Does anyone know how much weight the Big Apples...

Does anyone know how much weight the Big Apples are rated ?
Forum: Touring
08-08-18, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

I need panniers big and long enough to secure my...

I need panniers big and long enough to secure my spotting scope, head and tripod …..
Forum: Touring
08-08-18, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

These panniers look promising …. I might give...

These panniers look promising …. I might give them a try …..

>>>...
Forum: Touring
08-08-18, 12:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

I returned the Big Dummies for a full refund....

I returned the Big Dummies for a full refund. Myself and two other people could not figure out how to close them up. Looks like it's just a big piece of material that you sorta fold up. Not good for...
08-07-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

My four LiFePo4 batteries (20 amps each) will...

My four LiFePo4 batteries (20 amps each) will provide 3,840 Watts (20 amps x 48 volts). I am pulling around 30amps per mile. Divide 3,840 Watts by 30 amps = 128 miles. However, I have increased the...
08-07-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

My four batteries are 30amps each, LiFePo4. My...

My four batteries are 30amps each, LiFePo4. My charger is the Cycle Satiator >>> Cycle Satiator 48V 8A (http://www.ebikes.ca/cycle-satiator-48v-8a.html).
08-07-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

I should get around 120 miles on a full charge. I...

I should get around 120 miles on a full charge. I don't know how long will take to charge .... I'm guessing around 8 hours ?
I tried pedal assist many times. Works great, but I will not be pedaling...
08-07-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

Got everything packed yesterday and took my Yuba...

Got everything packed yesterday and took my Yuba for a test ride around town. Handles much better with the batteries lower (in the four ammo boxes). My wood box (which can be locked for security)...
07-25-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

Excellent question … I have been using the...

Excellent question … I have been using the massive and heavy New York Kryptonite Chain Lock, weight around 9+ pounds. I also have two heavy-duty cables with big padlocks. Also, my panniers are locked...
Forum: Touring
07-25-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

Why are the Surly Big Dummy Panniers a pain to...

Why are the Surly Big Dummy Panniers a pain to use ?
07-25-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

I had no choice but to go with an eBike due to...

I had no choice but to go with an eBike due to serious health problems. I can use pedal assist, but I'm not sure how much . Still waiting for my custom eBike . Took longer than expected for the 12g...
Forum: Foo
07-24-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 373,284
Posted By vja4Him

:commute: Wow !!! I thought that was only...

:commute:

Wow !!! I thought that was only one basic smiley !!! Thanks. Love those bicycle smileys ..
Forum: Foo
07-24-18, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 373,284
Posted By vja4Him

Where is the Thumb-Up Emoticon ?

Where is the Thumb-Up Emoticon ?
07-21-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By vja4Him

That's awesome how you mix two videos one on...

That's awesome how you mix two videos one on the left, and one on the right ! I will give Shotcut a try .. Thanks.
07-21-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By vja4Him

Video and Image Editing Apps

What apps would you recommend for editing videos and images of your tours ? I have a Note 8 for the road, but will also be using my Dell laptop (when I'm home) to edit videos and images I shoot while...
07-17-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

Exactly ! I am very careful and respectful of...

Exactly ! I am very careful and respectful of pedestrians, as I'm sure you are too. I do not ride carelessly, recklessly. I stop for stop lights, and stop signs (except when there is nobody...
07-17-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

The issue is not whether I can handle it …. The...

The issue is not whether I can handle it …. The issue is my SAFETY … !!! I don't have a car. Gave up driving many years ago. So, my bicycle is my main transportation.
Forum: Touring
07-16-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

I am using my old Ortlieb Panniers for the front,...

I am using my old Ortlieb Panniers for the front, and my Carradice Long Flap Saddlebag. I'm confident my stuff in the front bags will stay dry.
07-16-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

If you saw the dangerous streets, then you would...

If you saw the dangerous streets, then you would understand .. I would prefer to avoid the dangerous situations whenever possible. When I ride on sidewalks, which is quite often, rarely are there...
07-16-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

We have very few bike lanes or bike paths....

We have very few bike lanes or bike paths. Sometimes I have to ride on the sidewalk for my own safety.
07-16-18, 01:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

What about regular bicycles with no motor. Are...

What about regular bicycles with no motor. Are those allowed on the New York sidewalks ? I have seen a few signs in our area (Central California) that say No Bicycles, but that is only for a one...
07-14-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By vja4Him

Yes, no more bike laws !!! Just more common...

Yes, no more bike laws !!! Just more common sense, which doesn't seem to be so common anymore.
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

I just purchased three dry bags. I might get...

I just purchased three dry bags. I might get several more . Especially since my longer tour will be this winter from mid-December through the middle of January next year. I could see a lot of rain,...
Forum: Foo
07-13-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 373,284
Posted By vja4Him

We need that Like Button ..

We need that Like Button ..
Forum: Foo
07-13-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 373,284
Posted By vja4Him

My boys have no clue who Wolfman Jack is !!!...

My boys have no clue who Wolfman Jack is !!! Truly a legend in time ..
Forum: Foo
07-13-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 373,284
Posted By vja4Him

Who is this Famous Guy ... ?

Does anyone know who this famous guy is ???

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Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,344
Posted By vja4Him

I pretty much feel the same way. I am confident...

I pretty much feel the same way. I am confident with my cycling ability. It's the other people, mostly motorized vehicles, that I'm very concerned about. I see so many people driving cars looking at...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,344
Posted By vja4Him

I always wear a helmet !!! And my HubBub Mirror,...

I always wear a helmet !!! And my HubBub Mirror, which is a life saver too. I've heard stories, some personal, of people who would most likely have died, or ended up severely handicapped, if they had...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,344
Posted By vja4Him

When I go shopping, I usually just keep my helmet...

When I go shopping, I usually just keep my helmet on !!! I wear a wet towel over my head most of the year (we have sun almost everyday here), baseball cap over the towel with my huge HubBub Mirror...
Forum: Touring
07-13-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,406
Posted By vja4Him

Surly Big Dummy Panniers

Does anyone use the Surly Big Dummy Panniers ? Reason I'm asking Just how water proof are they ?
07-13-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

I am still waiting to pick up my eBike Still...

I am still waiting to pick up my eBike Still lots of customizing to finish I will post pictures when I have my eBike fully loaded. Should be ready next week.
07-12-18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

Thanks for your encouragement. I look forward to...

Thanks for your encouragement. I look forward to meeting many fellow cyclists over the years while touring . I really enjoy listening to the many stories of cycling journeys around the world .. and...
07-12-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

Yes, it was a bit of a shock . but I did go...

Yes, it was a bit of a shock . but I did go "Car-Light" for several years. And I have been riding bicycles since I was four years old (I'm 61 years old now). And yes, it is fun, at least for me. I...
07-12-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

And …. as any cyclist knows …. Bicycles/eBikes...

And …. as any cyclist knows …. Bicycles/eBikes can go many places that cars >>> CANNOT go … !!! Even though I will be loaded to the gills with gear, I still will be roughing it much of the time …...
07-12-18, 09:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

The reason I used the "Used, low-mileage...

The reason I used the "Used, low-mileage Mini-van" for comparison is because that is what I was originally planning on buying . a used mini-van with low-mileage, because a new mini-van could easily...
07-12-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

Because that is "Realistic" !!! Plain and...

Because that is "Realistic" !!! Plain and simple !!! I would NOT even want a motorcycle, or a just a "Small Car" I am talking about "Camping" . "Touring" ..

But that is what "I was...
07-12-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

I'm really looking forward to touring …. I had...

I'm really looking forward to touring …. I had pretty much given up on my dreams of touring. Although I was seriously considering on buying a low-mileage min-van when I take out my final retirement...
07-12-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,367
Posted By vja4Him

When I calculated the costs to purchase a used...

When I calculated the costs to purchase a used minivan with low mileage, and total costs for maintenance and repairs for 10 years ... I figure that I would spend around $80,000.00+ US.

Costs for...
07-12-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

My eBike is definitely not "Low Tech" !!! and...

My eBike is definitely not "Low Tech" !!! and for sure NOT cheap, by any standards !!!

The heavier batteries are actually more expensive, $450.00 each x 4 !!! Not counting all the labor to...
07-12-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

For those not familiar with cargo bikes …. Watch...

For those not familiar with cargo bikes …. Watch this short video …. Absolutely amazing what people all around the world are doing with cargo bikes, which can carry very heavy loads >>>...
07-12-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

I decided to go with the LiFePo4 Lithium...

I decided to go with the LiFePo4 Lithium batteries because they should last longer. They are rated at 2000-3000 charge cycles. I doubt they will last for that many life cycles though. I will only be...
07-11-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

I might need to do that . I will wait and see if...

I might need to do that . I will wait and see if the upgraded kickstand will work .
07-11-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By vja4Him

I have heavy-duty tubes and also liners.

I have heavy-duty tubes and also liners.
Forum: Touring
07-11-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,188
Posted By vja4Him

I actually have several libraries on my Itinerary...

I actually have several libraries on my Itinerary .. If time permits, I will definitely hit up the libraries .. I also plan on interacting with the Seniors Center (I found two so far along the...
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