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Forum: Recumbent
08-01-12, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,322
Posted By slide

Some RANS can be pedaled standing while others...

Some RANS can be pedaled standing while others can't be. For example, my Dynamik (now stolen) is one which can be pedaled standing. Those which can be are so ID"d on the RANS site.
Forum: Recumbent
07-21-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,322
Posted By slide

The best endorsement I can give RANS is that mine...

The best endorsement I can give RANS is that mine was stolen last week. I plan on replacing it.
11-24-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By slide

I don't agree, Roody. I had a goal to ride a...

I don't agree, Roody. I had a goal to ride a century in under 7:30. I did it. After, waiting for my buddies who were still on the course, I rode back down the course to meet up with them. I felt no...
11-24-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By slide

Why can't a goal be to ride a century or ride...

Why can't a goal be to ride a century or ride over X miles / year? When I was a serious distance runner, my running made me less healthy than if my goals were max health. Speak for yourself and your...
11-24-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By slide

I ride on two wheels, both motorcycle and bicycle...

I ride on two wheels, both motorcycle and bicycle for the experience mostly. Also I consider my truck wasteful unless I'm hauling a heavy or bulky load but I do understand that many don't feel that...
11-24-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By slide

Not a cycling thing but a goal thing. Some folks...

Not a cycling thing but a goal thing. Some folks are goal oriented. It's pointless to continue when that's met. Then it's time to move on to the next goal like maybe finishing a marathon in under...
11-23-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,242
Posted By slide

I'm a bit confused about the OP. Was your...

I'm a bit confused about the OP. Was your ultimate goal 3k miles / year? So you are a moth who has actually flown to the sun and survived? Now back on earth you wonder at the mundane of it all. Is...
11-05-08, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By slide

I think many folks on bicycles view themselves as...

I think many folks on bicycles view themselves as pirates rather than citizens of the roads. We only have theoretically the same rights and privileges of cages. Frex, if I'm on my motorcycle, nobody...
03-22-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By slide

What hump? If you get an ebike, then cycling will...

What hump? If you get an ebike, then cycling will again be practical for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By slide

I have no need either. It's that I have two SATA...

I have no need either. It's that I have two SATA II drives in the array. If I were to remove the array / adapter, I'd have to replace the drives or get another adapter because this mainboard only...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By slide

Look at the spacing between the top and down...

Look at the spacing between the top and down (diagonal) tube where they join the head tube. The wider the space, the larger the frame (generally speaking).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By slide

Will Ubuntu or Kubuntu install all right on my...

Will Ubuntu or Kubuntu install all right on my RAID 0 (fake RAID) array? I'm using a standard Adaptec 12XX adapter.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,437
Posted By slide

I hate you all. I'm down with something like a...

I hate you all. I'm down with something like a flu while my wife does 75 miles in the mountains. Bah on the world.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By slide

That's about what my LBS charges, but for them, a...

That's about what my LBS charges, but for them, a complete tune up really almost rebuilds the bike. They take it all apart and make sure all is right. Of course, parts are extra if needed (they...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 865
Posted By slide

Many things are broken by Vista. It's a mess. ...

Many things are broken by Vista. It's a mess.

You will need to contact the vendor of your HRM to see if it has a Vista upgrade / update.

If you have an unused license of XP or Win2k around, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,696
Posted By slide

I really dislike the term 'moron' or 'idiot' in...

I really dislike the term 'moron' or 'idiot' in the OP. The fat fart who abused his wife isn't stupid, it's that he thinks that the roadway is for motorized traffic only. Clearly a motorized anything...
03-20-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

It's stuff like this that makes the D's really...

It's stuff like this that makes the D's really afraid to bring 'the gun thing' up again. Gun owners are not only numerous, but they are online and informed. This guy couldn't have been more surprised...
03-20-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Wrong. Way before the NRA could swing into...

Wrong. Way before the NRA could swing into action, a true grassroots movement started which drove this fool out of the business.

Really, within minutes this guy's boat was sunk. The NRA is a huge...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

Why is the guy on the ice wall tied by ropes to...

Why is the guy on the ice wall tied by ropes to the guy on the ground? What function does the rope tie perform?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,151
Posted By slide

People seem to vary a lot too. My bike is...

People seem to vary a lot too. My bike is supposed to be very stiff and harsh, but I'm comfortable with it even on some rough pavement. Others say my bike is almost unridable for it's harshness. When...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,151
Posted By slide

Perhaps, but for me, the 'racer' position is more...

Perhaps, but for me, the 'racer' position is more comfortable than the Rivendell's. The reason is that I prefer mass distributed on both my hands and seat than mostly on my seat. That is for a longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 07:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

It's also sometimes bizarre. I have a coworker...

It's also sometimes bizarre. I have a coworker who is a very competitive mtn bike rider. She is always injured in some way or another. In fact, she just got off two weeks on crutches with a knee...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 05:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

I don't even know what this is.

I don't even know what this is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,151
Posted By slide

Welll, yeah, but this bike was sold to this woman...

Welll, yeah, but this bike was sold to this woman here in NM where there are few beaches and plenty of hills. I expect a newbie going into a store will be treated better than this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,151
Posted By slide

Both of them felt REALLY stupid for having bought...

Both of them felt REALLY stupid for having bought w/o consulting me. I'm hardly an expert, but I would have caused them to buy better than they did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

It may seem so, but I don't know if it's true....

It may seem so, but I don't know if it's true. The danger seems to me to be tied to how good the other riders are. The only serious injury (a lost foot) I saw was due to a guy not riding right. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-06, 07:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

I wasn't saying which is more dangerous, only my...

I wasn't saying which is more dangerous, only my personal fright at the idea of rock climbing. The entire concept just gives me weak knees. However, duking it out in traffic on a motorcycle like I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,151
Posted By slide

I'm not knocking the mfgs for making these heavy...

I'm not knocking the mfgs for making these heavy bikes with balloon tires. I'm questioning the why of buying one. Of course if the bike is uncomfortable or even painful, then a person isn't going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 11:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

At work, one of our clerks told a tale about how...

At work, one of our clerks told a tale about how her buddy got squashed between two truck on his bicycle (when she saw me taking off by bike to go home). She said, "He wasn't wearing a helmet." I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-06, 11:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,841
Posted By slide

Every time I see pix like this I have to work...

Every time I see pix like this I have to work hard not to pee in my pants thinking I'm there.

I used to road race motorcycles. I can't see how anybody can call anything dangerous or scary...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,643
Posted By slide

I'd like to hear from someone - anyone - who has...

I'd like to hear from someone - anyone - who has changed his mind about helmets due to the thread debates on this Board.

Anyone out there?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,063
Posted By slide

The real problem I see with the GMC is that it is...

The real problem I see with the GMC is that it is (I'm told) only in 58 cm size. One size does not fit all in bicycling. I'd be miserable on a 58 no matter what else it had. I ride a 54.

The new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 12,063
Posted By slide

I'm new too. I used to feel exactly like you,...

I'm new too. I used to feel exactly like you, until I shaved my legs. If that doesn't work for you, do the head too.
07-14-06, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Sentinel had it right, but not the entire story....

Sentinel had it right, but not the entire story. If you carry a knife for self defense, it must be an open knife because a folding civilian knife isn't fast enough to deploy. Sure a folder will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

I'm tired of 'safety nazis' saying they don't...

I'm tired of 'safety nazis' saying they don't force their ideas on others when time after time we see that they do. I don't mean necessarily that DrPete or other wearers of helmets lobby the...
07-13-06, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Gosh, falling with a knife in your pants sounds...

Gosh, falling with a knife in your pants sounds like great fun. Be sure and wear a helmet for safety!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-06, 07:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,356
Posted By slide

Based on my experiences in eBay and all the posts...

Based on my experiences in eBay and all the posts here, the seller has enormously more credibility than the (now missing) buyer. I think she's a psycho-chick and beleive me, I've seen plenty of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-06, 07:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By slide

Yes. I don't understand why the guy wasn't cited...

Yes. I don't understand why the guy wasn't cited for leaving the scene. Isn't that an offense in VA?
07-11-06, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Yes, the UK when folks there were still armed so...

Yes, the UK when folks there were still armed so I felt safe. Then we left for France, Suisse, Italy, eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey and beyond into Asia. I missed Latvia. I hear the chicks there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 05:54 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

If you wish a blizzard of cites including the...

If you wish a blizzard of cites including the CPSC, visit either rec.bicycles.tech or uk.rec.cycling (better) which gave me many of these cites. I read them, but didn't retain the links. You can do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By slide

He's in a Benz. You are a scruffy kid on a...

He's in a Benz. You are a scruffy kid on a bicycle. Which one will the cops be biased toward? The world wonders.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,356
Posted By slide

Since nobody has posted close up pix of the parts...

Since nobody has posted close up pix of the parts of the bike under dispute, here we probably have a difference in opinion about what 'excellent' in an old steel bike which was stored for 5 years in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 954
Posted By slide

Here where I am, a bicycle is the same as a cage...

Here where I am, a bicycle is the same as a cage or a regular bike. I never have heard of a cage needing to press the pedestrian button when crossing an intersection so why should a bicycle?

I...
07-11-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

I know of no compilations giving number of...

I know of no compilations giving number of licensees per state. AFAIK, the only state where you can carry concealed w/o a license is VT, but I'm unsure. I'd guess the largest number of licensees...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

Well, I didn't want to start a reference war, so...

Well, I didn't want to start a reference war, so I'll refer to only ONE reference which will lead to others mostly supporting my position:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_helmet

One of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

I can't understand why you deny the proved fact...

I can't understand why you deny the proved fact of risk compensation being a major contributor. No, I'm NOT going to add all the cites here - anyone on this forum can look it up using any of the...
07-10-06, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Here's what I don't understand. Why do you...

Here's what I don't understand. Why do you ascribe an abnormal psych condition (paranoia) to the reasonable concern people have about being attacked?
07-10-06, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 44,738
Posted By slide

Oh, I'm not sure of that, but so what if it's...

Oh, I'm not sure of that, but so what if it's true? Do you wish to die because you made a miscalc? I sure don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

I too have a cycling hat. It gives me the Merckx...

I too have a cycling hat. It gives me the Merckx look (w/o the ability) instead of that look like I'm afraid of what I'm doing which is the look the helmet wearers have. Gee, if you're so scared, why...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 385
Views: 5,269
Posted By slide

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