Search: Posts Made By: Bikealou
Showing results 1 to 50 of 84
Search took 0.05 seconds.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,529
Posted By Bikealou

I learned to like fenders riding in farm country...

I learned to like fenders riding in farm country after a rainstorm. I didn't like getting splashed in the face by run off from cattle pens. Of course if you don't like mud gaurds, YMMV.
01-07-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,149
Posted By Bikealou

We were empty nesters for about 6 years. Albeit...

We were empty nesters for about 6 years. Albeit with the luxury of having the grandkids a 10 minute drive away. Currently we are a multi-generation house. My son and his family moved in at the...
09-06-16, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By Bikealou

My main ride is a Miyata I've ridden about 25k...

My main ride is a Miyata I've ridden about 25k miles in the last 24 years. Aluminum tubes glued in Cr-Mo lugs with Cr-Mo fork and rear triangle. No problems.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,610
Posted By Bikealou

Recently back from an extended road trip visiting...

Recently back from an extended road trip visiting bros and kids. Quick folding my BF with seat post and steering mast removed allowed me to easily pack it in my car (small suv) along with camping and...
08-12-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Bikealou

I've had good results with an Allen trunk rack....

I've had good results with an Allen trunk rack. The rack disappeared about the time one of my kids moved out out of the house. Had as many as four bikes on it. One adult and three kids of various...
04-10-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,620
Posted By Bikealou

I have occasionally achy knees. Diagnosed with...

I have occasionally achy knees. Diagnosed with arthritis in the knee. I use knee warmers when temps are lower than 65 or 70F. Just to keep the knees warm and keep the cool breeze off them. They are...
09-13-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bikealou

I put a pair of 28mm tires on my main ride, a...

I put a pair of 28mm tires on my main ride, a road bike. Clearance in the front didn't work out. I replace the front with a 25mm tire. It is I working out well. I run the same pressure front and...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,422
Posted By Bikealou

I've done some long distance riding on both...

I've done some long distance riding on both recumbent and upright bikes. Currently I am riding my df much more than my recumbent. A consideration that diverted me from recumbent to DF bikes for group...
06-03-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By Bikealou

I have no experience with power meters; some with...

I have no experience with power meters; some with heart rate monitors. I kind of viewed a HRM as a tachometer for the heart. Using one lets you know how hard you are working your body and maybe more...
02-25-14, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By Bikealou

I work from home. I recently salvaged a desktop...

I work from home. I recently salvaged a desktop from a child's desk and placed it on top of a bookshelf next to my computer desk. Height is perfect and there is enough room for my laptop and a note...
09-27-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By Bikealou

I checked "none of the above" but did a header...

I checked "none of the above" but did a header off the bike last year. Shifted the front deraileur as I stopped at a light but neglected to finish the shift. On starting, I stalled and landed on my...
09-12-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By Bikealou

When I was younger and in much better shape and...

When I was younger and in much better shape and lighter as well I hardly ever stood. Sit and spin up the hills. Putting things in perspective I'm a senior now having started riding again as an adult...
09-02-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,636
Posted By Bikealou

Some years ago I took a cardiac stress test. At...

Some years ago I took a cardiac stress test. At the time I was serious about training and usually wore a heart monitor while exercising/riding a bike. The doc stopped the test well under my limit. I...
09-02-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By Bikealou

I'm also in the baggy shorts over bike shorts...

I'm also in the baggy shorts over bike shorts camp. I have a pair of "bike" under wear as well - compression shorts made of Coolmax with a chamois that I will wear under lightweight sweats in cooler...
08-22-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Bikealou

Adventure Cycling Association promotes bike...

Adventure Cycling Association promotes bike touring and provides maps for about 20k miles of cross country bike routes (US based). Long time member and make occasional additional donations.

League...
10-21-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 992
Posted By Bikealou

I always figured any wind not blowing directly up...

I always figured any wind not blowing directly up my butt was not helping me. Crosswinds can be almost as much a drag as headwinds. On a hot day, a tail wind while climbing a hill is no joy either....
10-19-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,187
Posted By Bikealou

Good luck, I wish you success. I personally...

Good luck, I wish you success. I personally found it eaasy to quit. I reckon i quit smoking dozens of times. Finally managed to not start again.
09-13-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By Bikealou

I've ridden over 20,000 miles in the last 20...

I've ridden over 20,000 miles in the last 20 years mostly with clipless system. In the past year I have migrated back to toe clips and am now experimenting with Power Grips. I nerver bought into...
09-05-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,154
Posted By Bikealou

I was at my doc's today and asked about the...

I was at my doc's today and asked about the shingles vaccine. She said it wasn't recommended if you have active cancer. I found no mention of this on the CDC website. I will be discussing this...
08-25-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By Bikealou

Yeah, I don't think non bike riders see the same...

Yeah, I don't think non bike riders see the same road hazards that we do. I try to anticipate problems as I ride but; I wore my new helmet yesterday. Bounced the old one off the road about a week...
Forum: Touring
08-25-12, 07:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,693
Posted By Bikealou

I own a Novara (REI) Safari that came with...

I own a Novara (REI) Safari that came with "trekking" bars. On balance I like them. My more typical ride (especially for the road) is a sport touring bike with drop bars. I've changed the stem of...
08-15-12, 07:20 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,838
Posted By Bikealou

You would think any shop keeper would want to...

You would think any shop keeper would want to stress customer service, especially in a low profit margin business. You know, the customer is always right.... I was looking for my first "serious"...
07-20-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bikealou

Notice the law refers to killing or maiming...

Notice the law refers to killing or maiming someone. We need a stinkin' law to prosecute someone who has killed or maimed someone??? Yeah, cell phones and driving mix about as well as drinking and...
07-19-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 548
Posted By Bikealou

Which bike were you riding? I went down on a...

Which bike were you riding? I went down on a Rans Tailwind in a similar situation. My buddy was riding a Stratus. There was ongoing road work at the intersection; it was an early dewy morning. ...
07-19-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bikealou

My current main ride is a 7-21. Bought it new...

My current main ride is a 7-21. Bought it new in '92, think it was a 1991 leftover. Sweet ride with maybe 20k miles on it. handlebars, seat post, shift levers, brakes, cable housings, rear...
06-25-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,102
Posted By Bikealou

I went clipless when I started doing 500 mile...

I went clipless when I started doing 500 mile charity rides and the training needed to do the rides. (More than 15 years experience) I no longer do the long charity rides and have adopted a more...
06-02-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bikealou

I'm a used to use a heart monitor guy. Back when...

I'm a used to use a heart monitor guy. Back when I worried about such things I did intervals, hard days, recovery days, blah, blah. How I just ride to enjoy, commute to the gym, run errands and...
03-18-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,223
Posted By Bikealou

Couple of days ago I was making a left turn at a...

Couple of days ago I was making a left turn at a traffic light at a tee intersection - two lane road to a two lane road. Light turned green as I approached intersection, I took the left lane (no...
03-10-12, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,067
Posted By Bikealou

Had both eyes done at age 59. I knew it was time...

Had both eyes done at age 59. I knew it was time when my vision was changing as fast as I could get new glasses made. I was always near sighted with severe astigmatism (20-400 or so in left,...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-12, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bikealou

I was riding along, a squirrel darted across the...

I was riding along, a squirrel darted across the road from the opposite side, saw me, turned around and ran right under the wheels of a car.
Forum: Touring
03-28-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bikealou

I am always puzzled by the claims by some that it...

I am always puzzled by the claims by some that it takes so many miles (500 by some accounts) to break in a Brooks saddle. I must have the butt Brooks saddles were designed for/by? I now have two;...
03-08-11, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,975
Posted By Bikealou

I have one and use it regularly - several times a...

I have one and use it regularly - several times a week. Teeter brand. Daily when the back acts up. I bought mine following a mishap resulting in a compression injury to my lower spine. A buddy...
Forum: Touring
02-21-11, 09:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,231
Posted By Bikealou

I haven't read all the comments so far but...

I haven't read all the comments so far but thought I'd weigh in. I've used Folger's individual bags. Bike camping, canoe camping, backpacking and car camping. They are tea bag like, filled with...
01-16-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 11,831
Posted By Bikealou

Keep a dime handy for the pay phone

Keep a dime handy for the pay phone
12-03-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Bikealou

Another thing to keep in mind - check the screws...

Another thing to keep in mind - check the screws attaching the cleat to your shoe. My first fall on SPDs was when I couldn't unclip at a traffic light because the cleat was too loosely attached the...
12-03-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By Bikealou

I use clipless pedals on my recumbents. I agree...

I use clipless pedals on my recumbents. I agree that a positive attachment to the pedals is desirable on a bent. This year I returned to toe clips on my upright bikes. I don't think I would want...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bikealou

I've used model enamel to good effect. Take your...

I've used model enamel to good effect. Take your time and blend colors to get a good match.
11-17-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,096
Posted By Bikealou

I agree with the crazy cost of weddings today. I...

I agree with the crazy cost of weddings today. I offered my daughter 10k as a wedding gift - to do as she chose: elope, big wedding, down payment on a house etc. Ended up with a big wedding and...
11-17-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,265
Posted By Bikealou

Light to no wind is my favorite condition. Other...

Light to no wind is my favorite condition. Other than that, pretty much a "three-season" outdoorsy type person.
11-13-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,477
Posted By Bikealou

I use knee warmers starting around 65F, long...

I use knee warmers starting around 65F, long sleeves or arm warmers about there as well. I find cold air (wind chill on a moving bike) on my chest uncomfortable. I rode today at about 65F, sunny...
09-08-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Bikealou

Way back when I had a new bike and I cared, I had...

Way back when I had a new bike and I cared, I had some success using model paint to touch up scratches and gouges in the paint. You can get the paint in a variety of colors and mix up a pretty good...
09-07-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Bikealou

My knees bother me from time to time. I've been...

My knees bother me from time to time. I've been diagnosed with arthritis in shoulders, hands and back so why not knees as well? I take vitamin I when it bothers me. for the knees, I try to...
08-15-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Bikealou

Something to keep in mind - any tour called a...

Something to keep in mind - any tour called a covered bridge ride...the bridges cross rivers in the valley. To get to the next bridge means you have to cross a ridge line. Yeah, that's a hill to...
08-12-10, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Bikealou

I use google maps to check distance of a ride. ...

I use google maps to check distance of a ride. no bike computers that work in my stable and decided this year I don't really need them. yeah, I'm a cranky old fart. I use my cell phone to mark...
08-12-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Bikealou

"So far I've been able to stay on the...

"So far I've been able to stay on the bike:thumb:"

My boys used to tell me if, "I didn't fall off the MTB, I wasn't riding hard enough." Guess I never got the hang of riding hard enough.
08-12-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,616
Posted By Bikealou

I with the bourbon crowd. I think bourbon and...

I with the bourbon crowd. I think bourbon and blues mix well. Actually, bourbon goes well with just about anything.
08-12-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,765
Posted By Bikealou

I use a bell and usually greet anyone I pass on a...

I use a bell and usually greet anyone I pass on a MUP. I much prefer riding on roads and dealing with cars... I frequently use a MUP to get to the gym. I rang my bell as I approached a women with...
08-12-10, 07:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bikealou

yeah, I'm a signaler. Mostly ride solo and on...

yeah, I'm a signaler. Mostly ride solo and on the road so signals are for the cagers. Like dahut, I wave to drivers that show me some consideration. I figure if I want to know what other users of...
Forum: Touring
08-11-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By Bikealou

I bought a Safari this year during the dividend...

I bought a Safari this year during the dividend sale. Between my dividend and REI bucks I bought the bike for less than I was planning on spending on refitting/upgrading one of my other bikes for...
08-06-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By Bikealou

Interesting discussion. A personal observation,...

Interesting discussion. A personal observation, tho second hand. Some years ago my brother went on one of the commercial diets - Jenny Craig?? Anyway it was one of those deals where he was given a...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 84
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.