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Posted By dual650c

Can you do it? Absolutely. Why do I say that?...

Can you do it? Absolutely.
Why do I say that? Because I did it at 61yo after a year off the bike and I assume you are at least as (un)athletic as I was at the time. The previous year, I'd had an...
Forum: Touring
02-26-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By dual650c

I've seen a number of Brits post very positive...

I've seen a number of Brits post very positive reviews on the Lanshan 3F UL 1 and 2 person tents. They are available from AliExpress and Amazon.
AliExpress 2 person tent link...
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 01:00 PM
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Posted By dual650c

I've owned a Bob knockoff and also used a...

I've owned a Bob knockoff and also used a borrowed two-wheel trailer on multiple tours. I have Arkel panniers now and have toured with them - both with a diamond frame bike and with both short and...
Forum: Recumbent
05-16-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,586
Posted By dual650c

2 things to consider... DF legs are not recumbent...

2 things to consider... DF legs are not recumbent legs, whether 2-wheel bent or trike. It takes time to build the acquire and "normalize" the appropriate requisite muscle groups (which are different...
05-05-18, 09:50 AM
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Views: 3,536
Posted By dual650c

Sounds like the MRT between New Orleans and the...

Sounds like the MRT between New Orleans and the Bonne Carre Spillway/LaPlace. Shrug. My point was levee riding can be somewhat monotonous and conducive to a wandering mind.
05-02-18, 05:32 PM
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Posted By dual650c

Levee riding is a different kind of riding than...

Levee riding is a different kind of riding than nearly anything/anywhere else I have done. Traffic is generally limited to fore and aft, usually spread way out and there are few access points/roads...
Forum: Recumbent
04-18-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By dual650c

FWIW, it took me about 6 weeks to get past asking...

FWIW, it took me about 6 weeks to get past asking this question. Otoh, after riding different trikes over a period of a year, I came to the conclusion (supported by many over at BROL) that "being on...
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Posted By dual650c

I own an eTrex 20 and an eTrex 30. Both work...

I own an eTrex 20 and an eTrex 30. Both work perfectly fine for day rides - up to 18 hours on single use AA batteries, ~15 hours on rechargeable alkalines in my experience. I bought both used of eBay...
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Posted By dual650c

Started riding again in my mid-50s after being...

Started riding again in my mid-50s after being away from cycling for decades. I picked up a DF/Windsor Tourist and set it up way too heavy (carried too much "just for emergencies" stuff, a hold-over...
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Posted By dual650c

Didn't read thru the entire thread so I'm just...

Didn't read thru the entire thread so I'm just responding to the original post/idea.

I'm probably the least "educated" as far as nutrition goes on this or any fitness-related board. Shrug. So be...
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Posted By dual650c

Been there...tried it..failed, succeeded, failed...

Been there...tried it..failed, succeeded, failed again... Interesting journey.

Last year was a watershed of a sort for me. I decided to try an international 1200km brevet being run by a friend and...
04-04-18, 09:14 AM
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Posted By dual650c

I asked the same question a couple years ago and...

I asked the same question a couple years ago and got mostly similar responses to those you've received. Unlike you, I didn't have a "real reason"/purpose for riding that specific route except that...
Forum: Recumbent
03-18-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By dual650c

First, let me say I am NOT anti-Arkel. As a...

First, let me say I am NOT anti-Arkel. As a matter of fact, I've owned Arkel products for years (though not this particular product) and find them well-made. That said, the company has backed its...
Forum: Recumbent
02-20-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,693
Posted By dual650c

Personally, I'd never carry a trike atop a Prius....

Personally, I'd never carry a trike atop a Prius. The roof isn't structured for it IMHO.

I have seen Internet pictures of trikes mounted and carried vertically on Prius's but can't find links...
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Posted By dual650c

Thanks for the info (if not the snark in the...

Thanks for the info (if not the snark in the reply).
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Posted By dual650c

I looked on the RUSA website and it doesn't list...

I looked on the RUSA website and it doesn't list a FL 1600 event (or maybe my GoogleFu is lacking)...
Is the ride sponsored/run by another organization?

I'm simply curious about the event...
Forum: Recumbent
01-25-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,376
Posted By dual650c

Disclaimer: I haven't actually ridden one, but......

Disclaimer: I haven't actually ridden one, but... after looking at the website description on it....

It seems to be speed oriented vice comfort or carrying capability. That said, it's sorta like...
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Posted By dual650c

Of the 6 tires I had on my bike over the last 8...

Of the 6 tires I had on my bike over the last 8 months, 3 were Gatorskins, 3 were Terry Tellus. I don't think I had bad luck with them. Flats are simply a part of life where I ride (Louisiana roads...
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Posted By dual650c

End of "the dream"... Just got out of the...

End of "the dream"... Just got out of the hospital after a ridiculous accident.

I was stepping off a New Orleans St. Charles Streetcar this past weekend on a rare day-off the bike and got bumped...
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Posted By dual650c

Just checking in after finishing a 350km ride and...

Just checking in after finishing a 350km ride and posting in another thread.
Status update:
Bike is doing well - have had to replace both tires and the chain due to wear. Might need to replace one...
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Posted By dual650c

Just getting in from a 350km solo training...

Just getting in from a 350km solo training checkup (enroute to my goal of completing a 1200km this Fall). So here's my 2 cents.

I am in the "just go ride" and not worry about doing intervals camp....
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Posted By dual650c

I've done 2-24hour events, 1 self-supported the...

I've done 2-24hour events, 1 self-supported the other sharing support with 3 other riders (their girlfriends/wives/kids).

Get some good sleep the night before the event. Many marathon runners...
07-20-17, 08:20 PM
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Posted By dual650c

When I first came back to cycling a few years...

When I first came back to cycling a few years ago, I was over 250lbs and had been very sedentary for quite a while. I was full of cycling ignorance and quite a bit of self-doubt - the ignorance won...
07-19-17, 08:27 AM
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Posted By dual650c

+1

+1
07-17-17, 11:17 AM
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Posted By dual650c

While that is the conventional wisdom, I ride by...

While that is the conventional wisdom, I ride by heart rate to "monitor" my intensity. I picked/found a heart rate that I want to ride at and stick to that... Doing so this year, I've increased my...
07-17-17, 10:57 AM
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Posted By dual650c

For me, endurance came/comes with time in the...

For me, endurance came/comes with time in the saddle. Period.

While the FBinNY's post is correct in some sense, it feels more like a "speed post" than a distance/endurance post to me. Probably not...
07-13-17, 08:41 AM
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Posted By dual650c

Most frequent repairs for me whether just riding...

Most frequent repairs for me whether just riding or touring require just a couple tools - tire repair kit, multi-tool and a small pair of needle nose pliers. Despite that, I carry more (most of which...
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Posted By dual650c

For me... 1. Hydration - on bike and off, with...

For me...
1. Hydration - on bike and off, with and without electrolytes. Drink more than you think you need - but not so much that your urine stream is clear. Yellow is good. (ok.. gross, but...
07-09-17, 04:55 AM
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Posted By dual650c

+1 for toe clips, with or without straps. As...

+1 for toe clips, with or without straps.

As said above, it's so cheap to try that, even if you decide not to continue with them, you aren't risking any serious money.

If you simply don't want...
Forum: Recumbent
07-09-17, 04:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,804
Posted By dual650c

Side pockets may or may not be for everyone. The...

Side pockets may or may not be for everyone. The one side pocket jersey I've tried (some one else's loaner) worked well for me on both a trike and a Bacchetta Corsa. (offered the friend $25 for it...
Forum: Recumbent
07-08-17, 08:37 AM
Replies: 71
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Posted By dual650c

I wish bent-specific jerseys had side pockets...

I wish bent-specific jerseys had side pockets rather than belly pockets.

If I had any sewing skill at all (well, patience also), I'd deconstruct regular cycling jerseys (which are MUCH cheaper...
07-08-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By dual650c

+1000

+1000
07-04-17, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By dual650c

For my current training run-up going from...

For my current training run-up going from near-zero miles last year to a 1200km event later this year, the "emergency phone" solution I am using is a simple pre-paid Walmart special, a...
07-03-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By dual650c

Gear down(up?) one rear cog... Makes it easier to...

Gear down(up?) one rear cog... Makes it easier to spin with the same effort. Your heart rate should go down as you acclimate to the new spin rate. When it does, go back to the "starting rear cog".
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Posted By dual650c

2 cents from a recumbent rider in the DEEP SOUTH...

2 cents from a recumbent rider in the DEEP SOUTH where heat and high humidity can make riding challenging from about mid-May through mid-late-September. Here we're talking about 85F+ and 80% humidity...
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Posted By dual650c

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and have no formal...

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and have no formal medical education. I have, however, donated 20 gallons of whole blood over the course of my life.

FWIW, the American (and Australian) Red Cross...
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Posted By dual650c

Yes, at home. My route was a 375km out and...

Yes, at home. My route was a 375km out and back/semi-loop followed by the sleep break and then 225km out and back.

I had no problem with "oh man, gotta go finish" when I awoke as I was focused on...
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Posted By dual650c

Well, after a few interruptions in my...

Well, after a few interruptions in my oh-so-carefully (NOT) planned life, this past weekend I completed my first-ever 600km ride on a self-designed route. Rode it solo, of course as who else would be...
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Posted By dual650c

As this became a warm-to-hot topic I let the...

As this became a warm-to-hot topic I let the thread die for a while.

Update: Decided to go for it.
Have worked up to being able to ride 400k in brevet-allowable time though none of it on...
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Posted By dual650c

You've obviously been misreading or overlooking...

You've obviously been misreading or overlooking stuff I posted. It also seems that you're accepting assumptions and comments of others as facts counter to what I've written though I have no idea why....
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Posted By dual650c

I finally got to really look at those 2 plans you...

I finally got to really look at those 2 plans you provided links to. Wow, those plans have far less riding than my draft plan, as you said. I don't see how that actually works out as riding 200 and...
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Posted By dual650c

Actually, for the most part, I value the...

Actually, for the most part, I value the responses. That doesn't mean I will follow them to the letter but rather will likely temper my current state of over-enthusiasm/hopefulness with that advice...
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Posted By dual650c

For what it's worth, I did my planned metric...

For what it's worth, I did my planned metric again today in 5hrs 15 min. Started with no residual discomfort from yesterday. Roughly the same performance as yesterday - some speed/cadence...
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Posted By dual650c

For you and those who, like you, feel...

For you and those who, like you, feel disrespected then...

Here's a selection of quotes from the Grand Randonees listed on the RUSA site regarding the flexibility of entry/participation...
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Posted By dual650c

I will definitely consider this and likely adjust...

I will definitely consider this and likely adjust as things develop. Time is a free resource for me. That is, I don't pay for it and riding doesn't take anything away from anything else I have going....
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Posted By dual650c

To imply that I'm somehow going to be cheating is...

To imply that I'm somehow going to be cheating is both baseless and borderline offensive. If an organizer of any sporting event decides to waive entry requirements for one or more participants, well,...
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Posted By dual650c

Noted your and others' advice... All appreciated...

Noted your and others' advice... All appreciated and taken into account according to my own pigheadedness and experience(s). As noted above, I've got a pretty spot on bike fit after 20km ridden 2-3...
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Posted By dual650c

It IS on the EurAsian continent but, other than...

It IS on the EurAsian continent but, other than that, I'm not going to say. My friend is the organizer and I'm being offered a "special exemption" to participate without the normally required...
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Posted By dual650c

Well, just came back from my first 100km in over...

Well, just came back from my first 100km in over 6 months. Speed was a bit up and down over a flat course - completed the route, a flat out and back, in just over 5 hours and I feel pretty good....
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