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06-10-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Tony Marley

I am now 68 and added a Catrike Expedition to my...

I am now 68 and added a Catrike Expedition to my stable in 2014. But I still ride my Ti-Rush recumbent bike, as well as Bike Friday upright bikes.
06-10-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Tony Marley

Looks like fun, and a great group of riders. ...

Looks like fun, and a great group of riders. Stay safe.
06-10-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 562
Posted By Tony Marley

The frame looks pretty nice as is, IMO

The frame looks pretty nice as is, IMO
06-10-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 369
Posted By Tony Marley

I had success doing that several years ago with a...

I had success doing that several years ago with a tandem.
05-31-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 914
Posted By Tony Marley

Many, many years ago, friends and I biked several...

Many, many years ago, friends and I biked several times the ~90 miles from Fort Knox, KY down to the "Smokey Pig" near Bowling Green. It, too, burned down one night. It was a great end-of-ride meal.
05-31-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Tony Marley

I find it interesting that even in the military...

I find it interesting that even in the military during my career, nothing special was done to celebrate Memorial Day anywhere I was stationed. Veterans' Day was different in that regard. Memorial...
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 859
Posted By Tony Marley

A BOB trailer, empty, does not weigh anywhere...

A BOB trailer, empty, does not weigh anywhere near that much.
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By Tony Marley

The Katy trail would be a safe choice.

The Katy trail would be a safe choice.
Forum: Touring
05-28-21, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By Tony Marley

That's terrible. I am glad you were not hurt...

That's terrible. I am glad you were not hurt worse.

Good luck for your full and speedy recovery.
Forum: Touring
05-17-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,545
Posted By Tony Marley

I did a coast-to-coast tour with a Novara...

I did a coast-to-coast tour with a Novara Randenee with similar gearing. It worked, but I did change the cassette afterwards to get even lower gearing.
Forum: Touring
04-25-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,422
Posted By Tony Marley

I find the soles on my Shimano sandals to be very...

I find the soles on my Shimano sandals to be very firm.
04-24-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,521
Posted By Tony Marley

My Catrike recumbent trike

My Catrike recumbent trike
Forum: Touring
04-15-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,609
Posted By Tony Marley

This may sound trite, but in my experience all...

This may sound trite, but in my experience all you can do is be visible, stay alert and be careful.
Forum: Touring
03-31-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,940
Posted By Tony Marley

Remember to focus on enjoying the ride, not just...

Remember to focus on enjoying the ride, not just surviving and completing the ride. So that should factor into your route planning. Pretty and/or interesting, but a little bit longer is better than...
03-31-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,462
Posted By Tony Marley

Lots to pick from.... My 10-year old daughter...

Lots to pick from.... My 10-year old daughter and I were riding coast-to-coast on a tandem, pulling our BOB trailer. In a town west of Gettysburg, PA, a guy that turned out to be the President of a...
Forum: Touring
03-26-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,422
Posted By Tony Marley

I have done quite a few tours using bike sandals,...

I have done quite a few tours using bike sandals, including one coast-to-coast on a tandem. Lake used to make great bike sandals, but seems not to anymore. I use SPD sandals and am happy with them....
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,940
Posted By Tony Marley

Where do you want to start, and where do you want...

Where do you want to start, and where do you want to finish up? Obviously makes a difference in the route and distance. I did it twice: first time from the mouth of the Columbia River to Portland,...
03-24-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By Tony Marley

I had a Burley trailer for my daughter, which...

I had a Burley trailer for my daughter, which worked great.
03-24-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 895
Posted By Tony Marley

Probably so, since they are adjustable.

Probably so, since they are adjustable.
02-21-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,917
Posted By Tony Marley

For me, running is harder because I have never...

For me, running is harder because I have never enjoyed it. Even when I did half-marathons, I did not really enjoy it. Bicycling does have challenges, as you list above, but it relaxes me,...
01-06-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 856
Posted By Tony Marley

I recommend taking some and then stopping at...

I recommend taking some and then stopping at stores along the way to replenish. It not only reduces what you carry, but gets you off the bike to stretch your legs a bit. Local fruits or pastries...
01-06-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,886
Posted By Tony Marley

Since 1958. Some years more than others,...

Since 1958. Some years more than others, depending on where I lived in the world.
01-06-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,132
Posted By Tony Marley

I did so once, as a high schooler. I survived...

I did so once, as a high schooler. I survived 10-miles or so at night on a relatively quiet highway unscathed, but learned my lesson. Never again.
12-21-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 890
Posted By Tony Marley

A couple successes: Rode coast-to-coast with my...

A couple successes: Rode coast-to-coast with my then-10 year old daughter on a Santana steel frame tandem pulling a BOB trailer with our gear. Took 80-days and was a great bonding experience.
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11-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By Tony Marley

Well said, and well done. Have a happy...

Well said, and well done. Have a happy Thanksgiving.
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By Tony Marley

This is a great website. Thank you for sharing.

This is a great website. Thank you for sharing.
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By Tony Marley

I have fond memories of the Dawes Galaxy I...

I have fond memories of the Dawes Galaxy I purchased as a high school senior and rode throughout university. End of an era.
Forum: Touring
11-12-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,650
Posted By Tony Marley

Definitely paper

Definitely paper
11-12-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,678
Posted By Tony Marley

It is a matter of personal preference. I use SPD...

It is a matter of personal preference. I use SPD pedals as the captain and have never had any difficulty getting my foot unclipped and down when necessary. But I have always had toe clips on the...
Forum: Recumbent
11-12-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,277
Posted By Tony Marley

For the money, I feel Catrikes are the best...

For the money, I feel Catrikes are the best recumbent trikes in the market.

I have no basis of comparison since I have never ridden the Villager. I do love my Expedition, though, and can...
10-22-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,318
Posted By Tony Marley

ICE VTX and Catrike 700 trikes

ICE VTX and Catrike 700 trikes
10-22-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,071
Posted By Tony Marley

I second GlennR's suggestion to hand them from...

I second GlennR's suggestion to hand them from hooks. I don't have photos (my garage is in the Houston area and I am in Dubai), but it works well for me for my single bikes.
10-22-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By Tony Marley

I recommend the matte black. Good luck with your...

I recommend the matte black. Good luck with your Bike Friday.
10-22-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,894
Posted By Tony Marley

Once in California, back in 1971. Turned left...

Once in California, back in 1971. Turned left even though the turn signal was red since no traffic was coming, and started downhill. Officer asked for my driver's license, and I explained one was...
09-29-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tony Marley

I was the Defense Attaché for the first 14-months...

I was the Defense Attaché for the first 14-months of the civil war there, when Charles Taylors' forces first overran the capital. Terrible human suffering in that conflict put my minor losses from...
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,125
Posted By Tony Marley

A 'bent trike would definitely be a safe option...

A 'bent trike would definitely be a safe option for you, but they are not cheap and take up more room to store. That said, I love my current trike and plan to add another.
09-28-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,529
Posted By Tony Marley

It is the only way to get up a mountain on a...

It is the only way to get up a mountain on a recumbent.
09-28-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,495
Posted By Tony Marley

I never stopped from riding as a kid, although my...

I never stopped from riding as a kid, although my "style" changed through the years. I did my 2-3 years as a newspaper boy in my early teens in southern California. After high school graduation, a...
09-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,474
Posted By Tony Marley

The first time was when I was 18. I rode my new...

The first time was when I was 18. I rode my new Dawes Galaxy to high school and locked it to the rack, near some other pretty good bikes. Mid-morning, a flatbed truck with 4-5 guys drove into the...
09-07-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,625
Posted By Tony Marley

On my bents, I often wear a swimsuit. Works fine.

On my bents, I often wear a swimsuit. Works fine.
09-07-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,795
Posted By Tony Marley

I concur with pdlamb - If you do loaded touring...

I concur with pdlamb - If you do loaded touring in mountains, you will appreciate the lower granny gear.
08-16-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,672
Posted By Tony Marley

I find the paper surgical masks to be more...

I find the paper surgical masks to be more comfortable than cloth masks when cycling. In Dubai we are required to wear the masks when outside the residence, at risk of a $675 fine. The mask gets...
08-09-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Tony Marley

Great job! Good day for Father Ray and for you.

Great job! Good day for Father Ray and for you.
08-09-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,221
Posted By Tony Marley

I grew up in southern California and apparently...

I grew up in southern California and apparently rode during several minor earthquakes, but never noticed them.
08-09-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,684
Posted By Tony Marley

My daughters through the years have appreciated...

My daughters through the years have appreciated the women;s Terry Liberator saddles. Good luck.
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By Tony Marley

Depends on what pedals you have. Were it me, I...

Depends on what pedals you have. Were it me, I would ensure it has SPD pedals. Next change might be tires, depending on what rubber it currently has.
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By Tony Marley

Congratulations on your excellent purchase. I...

Congratulations on your excellent purchase. I hope you enjoy thousands of miles of riding with a smile with your Volae.
07-26-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,560
Posted By Tony Marley

Go with the new, smaller ring and just avoid...

Go with the new, smaller ring and just avoid shifting to big-to-big and you should be fine.
07-26-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By Tony Marley

It sounds like an excellent use of the stimulus...

It sounds like an excellent use of the stimulus money.

Congratulations on hitting the first thousand. I am sure there will be many more.
07-26-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,121
Posted By Tony Marley

You need to add a tadpole trike.

You need to add a tadpole trike.
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