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06-09-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By cobalt123

not that good... and low confidence on the bike...

not that good... and low confidence on the bike doesn't help. But she rides so slow that she's not stable. It's a bad loop... that's why I'm hoping an ebike will give her some needed speed which...
06-09-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

super helpful. Thanks!

super helpful. Thanks!
06-08-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

while this might be too small for my daughter I...

while this might be too small for my daughter I thought some might like to know that Bike Friday makes a bike that they can fit with an e-bike upgrade that is gear specifically for people with...
06-08-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

since you are in the boston area, do you know any...

since you are in the boston area, do you know any local shops that are really big in e-bikes?
06-08-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

thank you Susie that is a very kind offer! I...

thank you Susie that is a very kind offer! I will let you know!
Thanks for the pointers!
Matt
06-08-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

Thanks, that ebikesca site has good, clear info...

Thanks, that ebikesca site has good, clear info that is helpful!
06-07-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

I should have added: I visited "Clever Cycles"...

I should have added: I visited "Clever Cycles" in Portland last week (great shop, super helpful). We talked about some different options including tandem. I don't like the tandem idea because...
06-07-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By cobalt123

e-bike for 4' tall rider

hello all,
My 18 year old daughter with down syndrome is only 4' tall. I've been thinking an e-bike might be a good solution for her since low muscle tone means she tires out quickly. However,...
05-08-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,030
Posted By cobalt123

5/1: 7 5/8: 20 MTD: 27 MTG: 123 With...

5/1: 7
5/8: 20
MTD: 27
MTG: 123

With vacation "out of the way" I need to pick up the pace.
Forum: Touring
05-03-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By cobalt123

wow! 100l of capacity will indeed by "fully...

wow! 100l of capacity will indeed by "fully loaded"!

I want to hear how you like those Axioms after a bit. Ive been looking at them myself.
05-03-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By cobalt123

That's a good book. (but I had to laugh at...

That's a good book. (but I had to laugh at "rippletoes" LOL)

Check here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhVC_AnZYYM&list=PLLIasrSrFGdSNbeOT8Agw9N301qCHpRU0
05-02-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,244
Posted By cobalt123

Are you still riding the Gary Fischer? If not...

Are you still riding the Gary Fischer? If not consider getting it tuned up and riding it for a bit. I say this because when I got back into riding after a long break I didnít really know what I...
05-01-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,030
Posted By cobalt123

Sweating is a given... Goal: 150 5/1:...

Sweating is a given...

Goal: 150

5/1: 7 miles
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By cobalt123

So, you're thinking 3 days? 25-35miles per day?

So, you're thinking 3 days? 25-35miles per day?
Forum: Touring
05-01-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By cobalt123

FYI: There is a supported MS charity ride that...

FYI: There is a supported MS charity ride that is doing basically that route I think.

https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30187&pg=entry
05-01-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
Posted By cobalt123

Thanks Matt! Iím pretty pumped to have done it....

Thanks Matt! Iím pretty pumped to have done it. God is good. Itís a second chance for my life I sure didnít earn.
04-30-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
Posted By cobalt123

I did it! Rented a bike and closed out the month...

I did it! Rented a bike and closed out the month >100 miles!

4/29: 4.3 miles
4/30: 10.7 miles

MTD = 103 miles

we've come a long way, baby!

ok... for May then... I should probably try to...
04-30-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,312
Posted By cobalt123

Congrats on the new bike! Enjoy!

Congrats on the new bike! Enjoy!
04-27-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By cobalt123

That was Thursday at around 12:30. Played hooky...

That was Thursday at around 12:30. Played hooky from work so I could do important stuff... like get ready for vacation and squeeze in a 2 hour ride.
04-26-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By cobalt123

It was a great day out there yesterday! I did 25...

It was a great day out there yesterday! I did 25 miles on the Nashua river bike path. I need a lot of work before Iím looking forward to hills! But the bike path was great! Loving this warmer...
04-25-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
Posted By cobalt123

Adding 25 for today, but we're on vacation coming...

Adding 25 for today, but we're on vacation coming up so I don't think I'll be able to hit 100miles.

Mtd: 88

Maybe I can rent a bike in FL and hit 100miles
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By cobalt123

One way? Or round trip? And how how do you...

One way? Or round trip?

And how how do you feel about climbing?

2A is the more scenic way west, but the southern route is flatter I think.

Will you consider gravel for part of the ride or...
Forum: Touring
04-23-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,756
Posted By cobalt123

You can't go wrong with the kona/marrakesh/lht...

You can't go wrong with the kona/marrakesh/lht (or disk trucker).

The Crosscheck is geared entirely wrong for touring (Bicycle Gear Calculator...
Forum: Touring
04-21-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,014
Posted By cobalt123

those bottles look full. that was a terrible...

those bottles look full. that was a terrible decision. ;-)

Looking forward to pics.
04-19-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,208
Posted By cobalt123

at 6'2" and currently 290lb (down from 350) I can...

at 6'2" and currently 290lb (down from 350) I can tell you the carved c-17 won't bounce.

On my second bike I have a leather B-17 (not carved) and it's great. I prefer it to the C-17 I think, but...
Forum: Touring
04-17-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By cobalt123

both the Kona and the salsa can take wider tired....

both the Kona and the salsa can take wider tired. Mt Marrakesh came with 42ís. The Sutra has the most clearance. I wat to say as much as 2Ē.
04-16-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
Posted By cobalt123

April 2 = 8.4 miles (Virtual) April 7 = 13.9...

April 2 = 8.4 miles (Virtual)
April 7 = 13.9 miles
April 10=5.7 miles
April 13=13.9 miles
April 14=21.1 miles

Total = 63 miles so far... 1600 ft of climbing.

Looking like this will be my...
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

Ashuelot Rail Trail: ...

Ashuelot Rail Trail: https://goo.gl/maps/XCJfgZgV5ay (Winchester to Keene)

Cheshire Rail Trail was what I meant to say: https://goo.gl/maps/TonNWNBxtx22 (keene to walpole)
Forum: Touring
04-14-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

That's a different trail than I'm thinking of....

That's a different trail than I'm thinking of. Maybe I got the name wrong?

The one I'm thinking of runs from Keene to the MA boarder mostly along rt12.

here is the route:...
Forum: Touring
04-13-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By cobalt123

I missed this comment on the first read. ...

I missed this comment on the first read. Saddlesores is correct. you should be worried about low gearing, not high. You won't be sprinting to a finish line, you'll be grinding up hills.

Check...
04-12-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By cobalt123

I would start with stronglifts 5x5 as a good...

I would start with stronglifts 5x5 as a good place to start. lift heavy, concentrate on large muscle groups (squats, deadlift, row, bench and overhead press). the stronglifts app is good too (and...
Forum: Touring
04-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,031
Posted By cobalt123

I'm loving my new Marrakesh. You should...

I'm loving my new Marrakesh.

You should also look at the Kona Sutra. It's a great bike as well. Steel, lots of gear, comes with good rack and fenders. Great value.
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,361
Posted By cobalt123

Have you ever been before? I've been to Japan a...

Have you ever been before? I've been to Japan a bunch of times, but never looked at it from the perspective of a cyclist. Look forward to hearing your plans develop.
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

Thank you BobG!

Thank you BobG!
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

that's great to hear this about that trail. I...

that's great to hear this about that trail. I didn't want to commit not knowing it would be like. Thanks,
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

I'm thinking I will start further North than...

I'm thinking I will start further North than Canaan:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/433x519/start_799cff030c9f8c4d3864d6ddb1b1b76af3a044a8.png

It is 4.5hrs from my home......
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

I was considering incorporating the 19mile...

I was considering incorporating the 19mile Ammonoosuc Rail Trail (https://www.traillink.com/trail/ammonoosuc-rail-trail/) from Littleton NH to Woodsville.

Also, a little further north there is a...
Forum: Touring
04-11-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

thanks, I live within an hour of there so I was...

thanks, I live within an hour of there so I was thinking Iíd do some reconnaissance on rides in that area. There is a rail trail that comes into Brat from the north west. Forget its name right now....
Forum: Touring
04-10-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By cobalt123

Connecticut River Tour from Canada to Massachusetts

so... I have this silly idea of touring down the banks of the Connecticut River from the Canadian border crossing down to the Massachusetts boarder, flipping sides from VT to NH as grades and...
04-08-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By cobalt123

Yes! I put in 15 miles. It was so great to be...

Yes! I put in 15 miles. It was so great to be outside! Come on spring!...
04-05-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By cobalt123

Thanks everyone! So far I've only put 7 miles on...

Thanks everyone! So far I've only put 7 miles on it. 2 during the test drive! I'm dying to get out with it this weekend!
04-03-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By cobalt123

Water filtration or tablets. Thatís a long way...

Water filtration or tablets. Thatís a long way without water supply.
04-01-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By cobalt123

WOW! 65 lbs is really something! I was thinking...

WOW! 65 lbs is really something! I was thinking you'd say 30lbs and you wanted something 25lb... LOL.

Yeah, that's a beast for sure!

I also bought my first bike online. It was a mistake. ...
04-01-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By cobalt123

Also, can you define ďhuge amounts of moneyĒ? I...

Also, can you define ďhuge amounts of moneyĒ? I went to their web site and optioned up a bike and had a hard time getting to $1000. Maybe I just picked the wrong one. Not that itís not a lot of...
04-01-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By cobalt123

Great work on the weight loss! Hiw much...

Great work on the weight loss!

Hiw much does the bike weigh that that you have currently? That will help with advice on what to do with it.

Personally, Iíve lost 55lbs and Iím still...
Forum: Touring
03-31-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By cobalt123

I just brought home the salsa Marrakesh. It's a...

I just brought home the salsa Marrakesh. It's a great ride. One small issue though - it doesn't take fenders easily from what I've been told. In the US the Kona Sutra and Marrakesh are the same...
03-29-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By cobalt123

Purdy bike!!

Purdy bike!!
03-28-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,440
Posted By cobalt123

New bike day and weight loss

So, today was NBD: Salsa Marrakesh 2019. So Comfortable! Really looking forward to putting on some miles!

Also, Iím down 55lbs since joining this forum. Biking is a big part of that.
...
03-28-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By cobalt123

Good for you taking charge over your health....

Good for you taking charge over your health. Riding has been great for me (along with not eating like an idiot... which I'm prone to). I've dropped 55lbs since November and just bought a new bike now...
03-10-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,920
Posted By cobalt123

While there is a part of me that likes the idea...

While there is a part of me that likes the idea of doing a build myself... I know me. It will NEVER get done. It will get 85% done and then... life happens.
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