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07-15-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,117
Posted By freeranger

I always wear a helmet-whether road or trail...

I always wear a helmet-whether road or trail riding. Always wore one when I motorcycled also. On my off-road bicycle, I've heard a helmet hit the ground more than a few times. Was always very glad I...
07-13-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,718
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I were riding a MUP in Indiana on...

My wife and I were riding a MUP in Indiana on 7/12. It has policemen which ride it, using e-bikes. Humidity wasn't too bad, but toward the end of the ride it was beginning to get a bit on the hot...
07-12-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,845
Posted By freeranger

There is no trick to it--it simply is not...

There is no trick to it--it simply is not possible!!
07-12-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By freeranger

Maybe?: ...

Maybe?: https://www.dx.com/s/bicycle%20garmin%20mount?cateId=0
07-11-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,566
Posted By freeranger

Wonder if taking a hair dryer (or heat gun) to...

Wonder if taking a hair dryer (or heat gun) to the tire's bead might help make it more pliable?
07-09-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,142
Posted By freeranger

To me, one of the things that indicate that it...

To me, one of the things that indicate that it was a "good ride", is that it left me with a smile. The smiles are just as important as the miles! I'd rather have a good 10 mile, enjoyable ride than...
07-09-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 530
Posted By freeranger

The Louisville Loop-in the east end, is not too...

The Louisville Loop-in the east end, is not too far from me. And some sections are relatively flat while others have some hills. Paved, no motorized vehicles (other than the occasional e-bike)....
07-08-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By freeranger

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I...

I don't have any high tech. But a friend and I went trail riding and she uses Strava (think that's the one). We ended up with a 2 mile difference in distance at the end of the ride (which was 6...
07-08-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,349
Posted By freeranger

I don't feel "comfortable" flying down a descent....

I don't feel "comfortable" flying down a descent. Never bothered me on a motorcycle, but the wider tires, rake and trail of the fork are completely different of course. I feel more at ease on my...
07-08-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By freeranger

Are brake cables being used for brakes and...

Are brake cables being used for brakes and shifter cables used for the shifters? The windings are different. Just one more possibility.
07-07-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 20,718
Posted By freeranger

A friend, and road rider, told me he had...

A friend, and road rider, told me he had purchased a new bike. Would not tell me what it was, said I'd see it on the next ride. Seeing as he is 79, and has had knee surgery, and just recently gotten...
07-07-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,601
Posted By freeranger

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road...

Wisdom dictates "don't take your favorite road bike out on the trails".
07-07-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By freeranger

I had to ask one of the riders with our group, on...

I had to ask one of the riders with our group, on a MUP during the day, to angle his light down as it was blindingly bright. I use a small light, just to be seen in the shadows when riding, but it's...
07-06-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,358
Posted By freeranger

Depends on how many cups of coffee I've had...

Depends on how many cups of coffee I've had before the ride. And who I am riding with. I don't have any set rules, or any "usual" break times. If the ride has some good scenery, might stop to take a...
07-05-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,274
Posted By freeranger

I ride bicycles on road and mtn.biking. I used to...

I ride bicycles on road and mtn.biking. I used to also ride motorcyles-on and off-road. Off road-on a bicycle as well as a motorcycle, I have heard the helmet hit the ground, and was very happy it...
07-05-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,248
Posted By freeranger

A local MUP I ride has the problem with speeding...

A local MUP I ride has the problem with speeding e-bikes also (though not many, at least not yet). There are also mtn.bike trails off of the paved MUP. I ride road and also trails. I have noticed...
07-04-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,186
Posted By freeranger

My bike gets put into the bed of my pickup,...

My bike gets put into the bed of my pickup, secured with tie-downs. But at a local MUP, several cars had racks stolen-the low lifes cut the straps that hold the rack on the car (pure meanness-what...
07-03-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By freeranger

Now, I lived there much longer, so maybe I just...

Now, I lived there much longer, so maybe I just knew of all the trails, but it seemed to me that northeast MD/southeast PA has more off-road trails than the Louisville area (north-central KY). May...
07-03-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By freeranger

I've never owned a carbon framed bike, but do...

I've never owned a carbon framed bike, but do have a steel framed mtn.bike. Many people seem to like carbon framed bikes, guess it's just a matter of what you are used to. I'd always heard Orbea was...
07-02-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By freeranger

My avatar has it listed as a '98, but it's...

My avatar has it listed as a '98, but it's actually a '96 Timberline--the only thing GT on it is the frame (which was a replacement for one I broke), and it has the original Alivio crankset. All else...
07-01-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,281
Posted By freeranger

Haven't totally ditched padding--using Andiamo...

Haven't totally ditched padding--using Andiamo with regular gym shorts. Andiamo: https://andiamounderwear.com/
07-01-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By freeranger

Happy Birthday, and enjoy the 138 ride--that...

Happy Birthday, and enjoy the 138 ride--that mileage is worth some bragging rights!!
07-01-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,859
Posted By freeranger

My wife and I were going through old pictures...

My wife and I were going through old pictures just the other day. Found one of me on a bike with training wheels. I do remember the training wheels didn't last long--guess I have good balance. So,...
07-01-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 977
Posted By freeranger

YAY! Still got it!

A friend wanted to trail ride, so dusted off the old chromoly GT and went out to ride. Nothing radical-just the usual singletrack with rocks, roots, stream crossing, etc. No log jumps or major drops....
07-01-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 716
Posted By freeranger

YAY! Still got it!

Orig posted to wrong forum-moved to over 50-sorry!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By freeranger

Never ridden Lemond steel. My '06 Lemond Reno is...

Never ridden Lemond steel. My '06 Lemond Reno is 6066 aluminum and I have no complaints at all. It does have a carbon fork and seatpost which are supposed to cut down on vibration-as I've never...
06-28-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By freeranger

You may also want to consider the Fuji Absolute...

You may also want to consider the Fuji Absolute 1.9, with 3 x 8 gearing. Fuji Bikes | Absolute 1.9 (http://www.fujibikes.com/usa/bikes/city/fitness/absolute/absolute-1-9)
06-26-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,110
Posted By freeranger

I still have my old mtn.bike with 26"...

I still have my old mtn.bike with 26" wheels--it's taken me over many mtn.bike trails, rail-trails (most were crushed limestone, but some were gravel). Never had a problem with those 26" wheels...
06-26-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 812
Posted By freeranger

Putting a full length insole that is not soft...

Putting a full length insole that is not soft rubber would help. I have Powerstep Insoles (not these but similar) that I got from the podiatrist when I had a bout with plantar fasciitis. My wife...
06-26-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,535
Posted By freeranger

Guess I'm lucky-the bike shops I use have very...

Guess I'm lucky-the bike shops I use have very knowledgeable staff. I don't use but a couple, but I've also heard good things about some of the other bike shops we have in the general area.
06-26-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By freeranger

LITERALLY "Hit the Wall"

No, not me. I was out on the local MUP today and just a bit ahead of me was a woman riding across a bridge. One side (on her right) of the bridge has a concrete wall, probably around 3-1/2 ft. high....
06-25-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,430
Posted By freeranger

I only rode mtn.bikes for decades before owning a...

I only rode mtn.bikes for decades before owning a road bike. Tried clipless and never did get used to being clipped in. Riding BMX style platforms with pins on the road and mtn.bike now. Ride what...
06-21-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,938
Posted By freeranger

I ride my road bike the most these days--it's...

I ride my road bike the most these days--it's silver. My mtn.bike is blue, so I chose other.
06-19-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By freeranger

I used to live close to the NCR trail. If you...

I used to live close to the NCR trail. If you ride from the southern end (Monkton MD or White Hall MD) and head north to PA, there is a slight upgrade to Shrewsbury. 20 some years ago, there was a...
06-18-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,106
Posted By freeranger

I use a cheap set of lights on my road bike, even...

I use a cheap set of lights on my road bike, even on our local MUP (with many shaded areas). They are 3 LED lights, but are cheap and just bright enough that I can be seen in the shadows of the...
06-18-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,503
Posted By freeranger

The bike does not look too big to me. I would not...

The bike does not look too big to me. I would not change anything (except maybe seat adjustment) until you ride it for a while. I rode mountain bikes for decades before owning a road bike. Completely...
06-18-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,851
Posted By freeranger

When the saddle is removed for transport, I...

When the saddle is removed for transport, I assume you are removing the post and saddle. Have you tried putting a thin coating of grease on the saddle's post?
06-18-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,618
Posted By freeranger

I have had different brands of tubes lose air at...

I have had different brands of tubes lose air at different rates. My wife's road bike (presta valved tubes) loses air quicker in the front tire than the rear. Neither tube has been patched, neither...
06-15-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By freeranger

There was a bike shop close to us that went out...

There was a bike shop close to us that went out of business. They had a very good mechanic that many didn't care for. I used him anyway as he was better than many around. I guess my point is: I'd...
06-12-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,236
Posted By freeranger

I have only tried one type of clipless-an mtb...

I have only tried one type of clipless-an mtb clipless pedal. Never could get used to them-guess I could have tried another brand/type, but I'm using BMX style now on my mtb and road bike. Didn't...
06-11-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,854
Posted By freeranger

I don't do much camping these days, but when I...

I don't do much camping these days, but when I did, the policy my friends and I adhered to was "leave no trace". Damn shame people don't abide by that these days, whether biking, camping, whatever....
06-10-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,562
Posted By freeranger

Only one-I think it was a Columbia maybe? Put it...

Only one-I think it was a Columbia maybe? Put it together from a box full of parts when I was around 14-15 years young (that was way back!) I remember it had a Sturmey-Archer 3 speed hub. I painted...
Forum: Introductions
06-07-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

Don't think this took first time. Some of us...

Don't think this took first time. Some of us around L'ville had discussed riding the Legacy Trail--seems like a nice ride. https://www.lexingtonky.gov/legacy-trail
Forum: Introductions
06-07-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By freeranger

I'm east of Louisville and ride a bit. What...

I'm east of Louisville and ride a bit. What section of KY are you in?
Forum: Introductions
06-07-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By freeranger

Check out Lake Redman and Lake Williams, near...

Check out Lake Redman and Lake Williams, near Shrewsbury-some fun trails in those parks! Also Rocky Ridge near York has many trails through it. Miss the riding in S.E. PA.
Forum: Introductions
06-07-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By freeranger

I used to live in Hereford, MD, just below the...

I used to live in Hereford, MD, just below the southeastern PA line. Sure do miss the abundance of rail trails, and some great parks for MTB'ing around Shrewsbury and York. Welcome!
06-02-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,952
Posted By freeranger

Odd, see post #4--I didn't know polar also sold...

Odd, see post #4--I didn't know polar also sold bottled water--this is the polar bottle to which I was referring: https://polarbottle.com/product-category/bottles/insulated-sport-bike/
06-01-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,952
Posted By freeranger

Nothing fancy, just regular plastic Polar bottles...

Nothing fancy, just regular plastic Polar bottles work for me. Not super light tho.
06-01-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By freeranger

Don't mean this to be insulting, so please don't...

Don't mean this to be insulting, so please don't take it as such if you already know this. The head is reversible for use on either presta or schrader valves. Are you using the correct head for your...
05-31-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,344
Posted By freeranger

Never timed it, but not very long-I carry a spare...

Never timed it, but not very long-I carry a spare tube, tire levers, and a CO2 inflator. Also a patch kit. This thread has me wondering if something like this exists--I have used round insulating...
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