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Forum: Southeast
08-06-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By Baldy1953

Did a google search. Found ccccyclists.org. ...

Did a google search. Found ccccyclists.org. Website for a local club that lists rides. The area has lots of hills to ride. Will make you work. Have ridden in Monticello a couple of times and it...
Forum: Recumbent
07-28-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Baldy1953

My wife had the same fear of falling. We...

My wife had the same fear of falling. We recently bought her a Terra Trike Rover and she loves it. From the moment she sat on it at the dealer, she had a smile on her face. She now rides a lot...
07-22-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,725
Posted By Baldy1953

I use a spare water bottle and squirt it through...

I use a spare water bottle and squirt it through the vents on the helmet if I get too hot. You can always take helmet off, wet the skull cap and put it back on so nothing drips when it is wet.
07-22-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Baldy1953

They are comp mtn bike shoes. I bought them from...

They are comp mtn bike shoes. I bought them from Open Road bicycles in Jacksonville, Fl. I am pretty sure if you go to Specialized's website and look under shoes, you can find them. If not, their...
07-20-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 795
Posted By Baldy1953

I just bought a pair of Specialized shoes that...

I just bought a pair of Specialized shoes that come in a wide version. They are wider than the Shimanno's the replaced. Bought from the LBS. They are mountain bike shoes though. This is what I use...
07-20-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,725
Posted By Baldy1953

I wear a head sweats under my helmet also. When...

I wear a head sweats under my helmet also. When I get extremely hot riding, I carry a water bottle and squirt a bit through the holes in the helmet to cool the old noggin off a bit. As the water...
Forum: Southeast
07-13-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Baldy1953

Yeah, the Jax Baldwin trail is pretty nice. I...

Yeah, the Jax Baldwin trail is pretty nice. I have ridden it several times.
06-14-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By Baldy1953

Mine came from REI. Has a gauge at the bottom,...

Mine came from REI. Has a gauge at the bottom, but works well. It gets used quite a bit and has a head for both schrader and presta. Works on my bike and my wifes trike.
Forum: Southeast
06-14-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Baldy1953

For the 40 miles, it is an out and back route...

For the 40 miles, it is an out and back route from the house. Living in North East Fl. it is pretty flat. I have a couple of overpasses and one grade about 1/2 mile long. Other than that it is...
Forum: Southeast
06-13-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,543
Posted By Baldy1953

I have found the biggest item in riding longer...

I have found the biggest item in riding longer distances is to do more mid range rides. I have ridden several Metric Centuries ( 64 miles). The first couple were pretty tough as I ended up in some...
05-03-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Baldy1953

If you are using a hitch haul basket for your...

If you are using a hitch haul basket for your luggage, perhaps you could use the bracket for holding the forks with the front wheel removed. Place the rear wheel on top of the luggage and it will be...
05-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,397
Posted By Baldy1953

I had a 95 vette convertible and they did not...

I had a 95 vette convertible and they did not recommend any hitch on the rear of it. But then, I did not buy it to cart my bike around. Not slamming you for wanting to do it at all. It is not a...
04-24-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By Baldy1953

Glad to see you back in the saddle. Broke my...

Glad to see you back in the saddle. Broke my ankle in 3 places and I have some extra pieces also. ( 8 screws and a piece of titanium). 6 weeks was all I had to stay off the bike. This winter was...
04-21-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By Baldy1953

You might want to talk with Navigate Medicare...

You might want to talk with Navigate Medicare 1-844-438-6284. Selena is my contact. They were very helpful when starting out with no pressure at all. They provided the info and plan costs. Have...
04-14-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By Baldy1953

Just bought a Terra Trike Rover for my wife. She...

Just bought a Terra Trike Rover for my wife. She loves the thing. She has a problem with 2 wheel bikes falling over when she stops. That has been solved with her recumbent. Smiles the whole time...
04-01-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By Baldy1953

Wear mine on the left side of helmet. Give me a...

Wear mine on the left side of helmet. Give me a good view of what is coming towards me when traveling on the right side of the road. ( in USA).
I have a mirrcycle helmet mirror. I think that is...
Forum: Recumbent
03-28-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By Baldy1953

I have been looking at a Gran Tourisimo from TT. ...

I have been looking at a Gran Tourisimo from TT. It would work for when we ride together at the same speeds, but would offer me the ability to go further and faster when the desire hits me. Only...
03-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Baldy1953

aclinjury, Was not trying to say your opinion...

aclinjury, Was not trying to say your opinion was not valid. I was giving mine also. I do not think having a future shock could be in any way detrimental. In the future, the OP might just move...
03-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Baldy1953

There is not a valid reason not to buy the...

There is not a valid reason not to buy the Roubaix if this is the bike that is desired. My Roubaix was included in the recall. My collar was replaced and from what the owner of the shop and myself...
03-24-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,223
Posted By Baldy1953

Some of those same people do drive their cars...

Some of those same people do drive their cars the same way. I am sure we have all seen them.
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for all the comments. We have made the...

Thanks for all the comments. We have made the deal and brought the trike home. Wife has a smile on her face. I have transferred the lights and cat eye over to the trike from her df bicycle. We...
Forum: Recumbent
03-23-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for all the quick replies. Part of our...

Thanks for all the quick replies. Part of our delima has been solved. My wife rode a Terra Trike Rover today and told me this is the one I want. She sat on a couple others and even without riding...
Forum: Recumbent
03-22-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,345
Posted By Baldy1953

26 vs 20 rear wheels

My wife and I are currently looking at buying recumbent trikes. A lbs owner told me they would travel at the same speed regardless of the size of the rear wheel with the gearing and cadence being...
03-22-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By Baldy1953

Use a hair dryer on high. It should get hot...

Use a hair dryer on high. It should get hot enough to melt the ice as long as you have the patience to work on it. Kind of hard to believe a kickstand would be that frozen to the ground you can't...
03-18-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,402
Posted By Baldy1953

I have a roubaix Elite of the 2018 version. I...

I have a roubaix Elite of the 2018 version. I moved up from a Jamis comp. World of difference in the ride. The future shock (in my opinion) is a non event. Yes you can feel it working on the...
Forum: Southeast
03-15-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Baldy1953

We might be really flat here in N. Fl. ,but we...

We might be really flat here in N. Fl. ,but we have steady wind. I prefer a short rolling hill to battling a 10 mph wind for 10 or more miles. Being retired and having a camper, I can go places and...
Forum: Southeast
03-12-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By Baldy1953

There are a lot of quiet less traveled places...

There are a lot of quiet less traveled places around Jacksonville, Fl. The local bike club , North Florida Bicycle Club, has a fairly large group that has rides every day of the week. You can look...
Forum: Southeast
02-28-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,010
Posted By Baldy1953

Savannah is a huge tourist spot. As stated, lots...

Savannah is a huge tourist spot. As stated, lots of places to eat. It is a very historic city, so lots to see and do. Their riverwalk is pretty nice. Never been there to ride a bike though.
You...
01-17-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,915
Posted By Baldy1953

That is good news. I was relaying the info for...

That is good news. I was relaying the info for those that had not been notified of the "voluntary" recall. My guy suggested I not ride the bike until fixed, so just gives me an excuse to lie around...
01-17-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,915
Posted By Baldy1953

Future Shock recall

I got a call from my LBS today telling me not to ride my Roubaix Elite until they had the parts to replace the future shock. Apparently there is an aluminum shim inside that several have cracked...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By Baldy1953

I bought a Roubaix Elite last February and have...

I bought a Roubaix Elite last February and have put 5000 miles on it. It came with 105 and hydraulic brakes. Retail cost on it is 2800 bucks. More bike than I needed, but wanted a carbon bike. It...
Forum: Southeast
01-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By Baldy1953

From my experiences you won't find much gravel in...

From my experiences you won't find much gravel in fl. Mostly sand when you get off road. The bigger tires will float on top of a lot of that. Around Ocal is a mountain bike paradise called Santos....
Forum: Southeast
01-06-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
Posted By Baldy1953

Look at the CAAM calendar for rides around that...

Look at the CAAM calendar for rides around that time frame.
Forum: Southeast
01-06-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Baldy1953

Laurens, If memory serves me correctly, the ride...

Laurens, If memory serves me correctly, the ride from Miami to Naples is a very desolate road. It cuts through the Everglades and there are not any overnight accomodations. It is over 100 miles...
01-01-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,230
Posted By Baldy1953

Low 80's here in N. Florida. Went for a 34 mile...

Low 80's here in N. Florida. Went for a 34 mile ride, just to get the legs working again. Been over a week since my last ride.
12-31-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Baldy1953

Thanks for all the accolades. It was quite a...

Thanks for all the accolades. It was quite a journey to get the 6004 miles. Have not ridden very much in the last month. LOL After the effort I put in, it was a let down not to have a goal to head...
12-30-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,068
Posted By Baldy1953

That ride looks like it would be quite a bit of...

That ride looks like it would be quite a bit of fun. The area around there is mostly flat. The Withlacoochee Trail has a ride and the trail is nice and well taken care of. It's halfway point is at...
12-20-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Baldy1953

jppe, My average ride is 30-40 miles . Did this...

jppe, My average ride is 30-40 miles . Did this 5-6 days a week. Being retired helps a lot. Also did 5 or 6 Metrics to add into the mix. I upped the mileage about mid year to the 40 miles. It...
12-19-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By Baldy1953

Hit 6000 mile goal today

After riding most of the year, I got to my goal for the year. 6000 miles. Have been messing around for the last month or so with being so close. looked at the calendar and saw the end was getting...
Forum: Southeast
12-16-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,714
Posted By Baldy1953

Gainesville has a large cycling club and there...

Gainesville has a large cycling club and there are lots of lightly traveled roads around that area also. Has some hills also. Can be a bit challenging. The villages is full of retirees and they...
12-11-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,310
Posted By Baldy1953

Great! On the miles.. That is a healthy amount...

Great! On the miles.. That is a healthy amount to ride. I did it last year and am shooting for 6000 this year. Only 57 miles to go. Been too cold for me lately to get on the bike. Supposed to be...
12-05-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,513
Posted By Baldy1953

I have Silver Scripts in a Humana plan that...

I have Silver Scripts in a Humana plan that includes certain gym memberships also. Thinking seriously about using it. Want to get my monies worth. Should help with my flexibility. Physical...
11-10-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,069
Posted By Baldy1953

Set goal for 6000 miles. Am now at 5600. I think...

Set goal for 6000 miles. Am now at 5600. I think I can make it before the end of the year. Did 5200 last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By Baldy1953

I have a Roubaix Elite with the future shock. ...

I have a Roubaix Elite with the future shock. Approx 5000 miles on it and the FS is working like the day I bought it. I would guess an installation problem also. Take it to the LBS and have them...
10-08-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,417
Posted By Baldy1953

Going for 6000 mi. this year. Have about 5100...

Going for 6000 mi. this year. Have about 5100 now. Just ride approx 30-40 5 or 6 times a week, with an occasional metric thrown in. Did the Withlacoochee trail ride this past weekend.

I have...
Forum: Southeast
10-04-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Baldy1953

the ride is whatever distance you want to ride . ...

the ride is whatever distance you want to ride . It is not set distances. All for 1 price. Then they feed you when you get back. Put your lunch in a styrafoam container. So you could ride any...
Forum: Southeast
10-03-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Baldy1953

Yes, the ride on the trail is on Sunday.Wife and...

Yes, the ride on the trail is on Sunday.Wife and I are going to be there. She will ride about 12-14 miles and I am going to do the metric by going south from Inverness to the end and return. Did it...
09-27-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,952
Posted By Baldy1953

I find I have the same situation. I look at the...

I find I have the same situation. I look at the weather before I leave the house and try to go against the wind. It seems that sort of works and by the time I begin to return home, the wind has also...
09-27-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,485
Posted By Baldy1953

I like the idea of a shaft drive bike. I do have...

I like the idea of a shaft drive bike. I do have a question. Are you able to coast ? Is it a direct drive where you cannot coast? Just curious for those with more smarts than me.
09-18-18, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Baldy1953

You most likely will have to shorten the new...

You most likely will have to shorten the new chain. It uses a tool called a chain brake to push the pin out. Lay it alongside the old chain and take the extra links out. Then use the master link...
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