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11-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By JanMM

Good job! I rode 5,000+ miles for the first...

Good job!
I rode 5,000+ miles for the first time in 2019, my first year in retirement.
I blame Covid for a drop to 4,300 in 2020 - mostly due to almost no club rides. But I did ride on 50 more days...
11-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,041
Posted By JanMM

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in...

Spouse and I and our bikes spent 5 days in Missouri a couple of weeks ago exploring parts of the Katy Trail. Not sure what is the norm for Fall color thereabouts but there wasn't much color altho...
10-29-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,888
Posted By JanMM

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January. ...

I'll be eligible for the 72+ forum in January.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51640134406_b500b1d6df.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
10-04-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By JanMM

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat...

Seat mesh creaking is not unusual for mesh seat backs. My year old Bacchetta B3 seat back creaks with energetic pedaling, while RANS mesh seat backs creak less. Replaced both Screamer tandem mesh...
10-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,189
Posted By JanMM

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank...

Surprised that a 1980 LeTour would have a crank requiring 1/2" pedals. Must have been replaced a time or two since new.
08-26-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 992
Posted By JanMM

Scan them. 😀

Scan them. 😀
06-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,523
Posted By JanMM

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon...

The Canon G9X Mk II that I carry replaced a Canon PowerShot ELPH 100HS. The newer Canon is a bit larger and heavier but does a much better job.
...
Forum: Recumbent
04-29-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,798
Posted By JanMM

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful -...

A picture or two of your V2 would be helpful - both here and on bentrideronline, if you post there. So that we can have an idea of what kind of steering parts you are dealing with.
03-30-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By JanMM

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!

You won’t believe this weird fruit hack!
03-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By JanMM

I was invited to join that forum several years...

I was invited to join that forum several years ago but declined - because in my case, Jan is a man.
03-02-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By JanMM

Telling yourself that you will eventually fall...

Telling yourself that you will eventually fall over because of clipless pedals increases the likelihood that it will happen. Self-fulfilling prophecy.
Doesn't happen to everyone. I've been lucky...
03-01-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By JanMM

Hey! I resemble that remark! No, I don't swing...

Hey! I resemble that remark!
No, I don't swing my leg over the seat. Easy to step over the main tube.

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02-28-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By JanMM

https://www.roadid.com/ I have never used it -...

https://www.roadid.com/
I have never used it - always have wallet and cheap dog tags in case wallet not available.
Forum: Recumbent
02-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,392
Posted By JanMM

Chipseal. Lots of it in Central Indiana - some...

Chipseal. Lots of it in Central Indiana - some not so bad. Some bad. My experience riding 'bent bikes on it is that larger tires with lower pressure make it more tolerable. 1.5" is as large as I've...
02-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By JanMM

No need to list Blood Type on ID. No harm but...

No need to list Blood Type on ID. No harm but would not be used to guide what type blood to give if a transfusion were needed.
02-26-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,805
Posted By JanMM

To find the studs, use a stud finder....

To find the studs, use a stud finder....
02-25-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,522
Posted By JanMM

Have worn a dog tag ID on a neck chain for years....

Have worn a dog tag ID on a neck chain for years. (Name, address, ICE/spouse name and cell phone number) My wallet is small and light and usually rides in a bag on my bike.
02-22-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3,473
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Views: 538,506
Posted By JanMM

Above freezing in Central Indiana today and the...

Above freezing in Central Indiana today and the roads are free of ice/snow so out for first ride in 9 days. Its been gawdawful cold of late and most snowfall in several years last week.
I was able...
02-20-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,997
Posted By JanMM

We got the largest snowfall in several years...

We got the largest snowfall in several years earlier this week and had the opportunity to snovel some show.
Reminded myself to bend at the knees. Kinda enjoyed it - a bit of stiffness in lower back...
02-06-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,936
Posted By JanMM

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was...

I got a new bike a few months ago when I was still 70! Rode it today in the upper 20's, a day after I got my 2nd covid-19 vaccination. A sore arm? No problem!
...
01-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,953
Posted By JanMM

This Park tool lives near the mini-fridge in the...

This Park tool lives near the mini-fridge in the room next to the garage/bike workshop.

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01-24-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,433
Posted By JanMM

Not sure that I have ever seen a chain rustier...

Not sure that I have ever seen a chain rustier than that! Good job!
01-19-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,967
Posted By JanMM

Good luck on moving forward with your plans and...

Good luck on moving forward with your plans and with life in general. Appears you’re not lacking in bikes/bike stuff.
01-14-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,926
Posted By JanMM

I about fell asleep yesterday while riding my...

I about fell asleep yesterday while riding my recombinant bike. Soooo comfy.
01-11-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,728
Posted By JanMM

Looked like this in 2011. Not much change since...

Looked like this in 2011. Not much change since then.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50826147112_41da72ae02.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,024
Views: 437,581
Posted By JanMM

sam21fire, you'll be fine on your Giro before...

sam21fire, you'll be fine on your Giro before long. I bike-commuted on 3 different recumbent bikes the last 12 years before retirement. A suburban/urban/suburban route, generally Spring-Fall several...
01-08-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,883
Posted By JanMM

Soon to be 71.......2019 was first year of...

Soon to be 71.......2019 was first year of retirement and I rode about 5,000 miles on about 250 days. PR for total annual miles.
In 2020, the first year of Covid19, I rode about 4,100 miles on about...
01-06-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,155
Posted By JanMM

Sounds like a good recovery. Keep it up. ...

Sounds like a good recovery. Keep it up.
Donated blood through Red Cross recently and tested negative for COVID-19 antibodies. (They are testing all donations.)
So, have not previously had it but...
01-04-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,510
Posted By JanMM

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48318865791_2e...

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12-31-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,874
Posted By JanMM

Nope, CF bikes aren't recumbent bikes but the...

Nope, CF bikes aren't recumbent bikes but the best ones are made by RANS, a recumbent bike company. I thought the RANS Mini of about a decade ago was pretty cool. (Have never ridden a CF of any...
12-26-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,743
Posted By JanMM

My norm in recent years has been in the 4,000 to...

My norm in recent years has been in the 4,000 to 5,000 miles range.
2019 was first year of retirement - 5,000+ miles.
2020 has been first (!!) year of Covid - 4,100 miles as of today. About 300...
12-25-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,338
Posted By JanMM

Search function shows no posts by them in the...

Search function shows no posts by them in the last year.
Would be nice to know their status.
12-25-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,064
Posted By JanMM

Sorry - no useful input on your search. But, saw...

Sorry - no useful input on your search. But, saw this amazing Meridian quad in 2005 at the Hilly Hundred Weekend in Indiana.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50760705181_e612590abc_z.jpg
12-20-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,312
Posted By JanMM

Spouse/stoker and I have been riding bikes...

Spouse/stoker and I have been riding bikes together since we met.
We first rode a rental tandem at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1978....
12-13-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,338
Posted By JanMM

Pre-beginning: 53 (Single ride on a rental at...

Pre-beginning: 53 (Single ride on a rental at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains Park)
Beginning: 96
Current: 137
12-09-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,617
Posted By JanMM

Nice sunny day in the 40's in Central Indiana...

Nice sunny day in the 40's in Central Indiana today. Got out for an 18 mile ride. Very nice Fall day - still got more than a week to go till Winter is here!
12-04-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By JanMM

Still 2+ weeks until Winter but Summer seems such...

Still 2+ weeks until Winter but Summer seems such a long time ago! I much prefer riding when it's 95F and humid compared to below freezing. Will be trying to ride as much as possible as long as no...
11-30-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,836
Posted By JanMM

If a bike is hung upside down, blood from the...

If a bike is hung upside down, blood from the fork can run into the headtube and cause a headtubeache.
11-26-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 81,728
Posted By JanMM

I looked kinda like this a couple of months ago. ...

I looked kinda like this a couple of months ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50650337613_c6898e4c48_c.jpg
11-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By JanMM

If planning on possible use as fixed gear or...

If planning on possible use as fixed gear or single speed freewheel without chain tension device, then makes sense to remove the stops.
11-08-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By JanMM

Looks nothing like the Velocity hubs on the six...

Looks nothing like the Velocity hubs on the six Velocity wheels that I have.
11-06-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By JanMM

Recommended seat height is just a starting point...

Recommended seat height is just a starting point for determining what works best for you. Tweaking ergonomics is an ongoing process.
Good start on cycling!
10-30-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,421
Posted By JanMM

I enjoyed the post - not usually a fan of long...

I enjoyed the post - not usually a fan of long posts - too often long posts are not well-written.
(would like to see some pics.)
10-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By JanMM

The three bikes that I ride all have 20"/26" F/R...

The three bikes that I ride all have 20"/26" F/R and I can attest that this is true when going downhill. :lol:
10-22-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,136
Posted By JanMM

Using a Dremel with a cutoff wheel in recent...

Using a Dremel with a cutoff wheel in recent years. Love the shower of sparks! Small nail for the hole and fine file as needed.
10-22-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 558
Posted By JanMM

Adjust to where it feels a tiny bit loose, then...

Adjust to where it feels a tiny bit loose, then put the wheel on the bike and tighten the quick release or axle bolts. Should be just right.
10-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,499
Posted By JanMM

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright...

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright flashing red lights are available.
(May only be applicable to NPS/Natchez Trace Parkway.)
10-13-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,091
Posted By JanMM

Adding some red reflective tape could be an...

Adding some red reflective tape could be an interim step. Can be removed later, if desired.
10-03-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,892
Posted By JanMM

Pales in comparison to the Treadmill Bike. ...

Pales in comparison to the Treadmill Bike.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-KpT9RNXE
09-27-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By JanMM

In late July I ordered a new recumbent bike, a...

In late July I ordered a new recumbent bike, a Bacchetta Giro A20, from their home base in Florida. A week later they emailed me that they were having trouble finding parts for the 2x11 drive train...
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