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04-01-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,200
Posted By Ky_Rider

That's surprising to me. I never felt like the...

That's surprising to me. I never felt like the brake lever was close enough when I rode drop bars. I only ride swept back Jones bars with Ergon grips these days. My fingers are almost always on the...
03-19-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,590
Posted By Ky_Rider

This is pretty much me. My family thinks I'm a...

This is pretty much me. My family thinks I'm a cycling nut case. I'm just thankful to be able to ride. It's my therapy. Cargo shorts and sandals are my favorite cycling attire....
03-01-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,269
Posted By Ky_Rider

Kentucky Sports Radio - Sports, politics, and...

Kentucky Sports Radio - Sports, politics, and local stories.

Dan Carlin's Hardcore History

The Sprocket Podcast - Cycling related

FATBIKE.COM

Singletracks - Mountain Biking
Forum: Commuting
02-24-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 34,505
Posted By Ky_Rider

Hope all goes well and you’re pedaling again soon.

Hope all goes well and you’re pedaling again soon.
02-13-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,608
Posted By Ky_Rider

An ebike would be perfect for him to keep up with...

An ebike would be perfect for him to keep up with the group or you guys could get heavier bikes that would keep you out of zone 1. You can get just as good exercise on a heavier bike.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 34,505
Posted By Ky_Rider

That is crazy. I've never had anyone get of their...

That is crazy. I've never had anyone get of their vehicle and yell at me.
01-25-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ky_Rider

I'm kinda leaning towards liking the Thudbuster...

I'm kinda leaning towards liking the Thudbuster better as well. It's doesn't appear to have a harsh bottom out like the Kinekt Body Float. Some more testing is needed though.
01-25-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ky_Rider

It's adequate as long as the road isn't too bad....

It's adequate as long as the road isn't too bad. I have the stiffest springs installed and can easily bottom them out. When I'm pedaling it does a good job of isolating my rear from the road but when...
01-25-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,049
Posted By Ky_Rider

The kinekt body float is great on the road with...

The kinekt body float is great on the road with small bumps. At my weight the body float doesn't have much travel though. It's great for isolation from vibrations. I purchased a thudbuster lt for the...
01-18-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,003
Posted By Ky_Rider

Same here in Kentucky. Lots of hills. Ebiking has...

Same here in Kentucky. Lots of hills. Ebiking has me taking routes that I would normally avoid. I'm riding more frequently because even when I'm tired I'll go ride the ebike. My commute is over an...
01-18-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,864
Posted By Ky_Rider

MTD - 91 miles Goal - 167 Year - 2000+

MTD - 91 miles
Goal - 167
Year - 2000+
01-18-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By Ky_Rider

Most ebikes are good these days. Mine came with a...

Most ebikes are good these days. Mine came with a 2 year warranty and free lifetime service adjustments. I figure in 2 or 3 years I'll upgrade/replace the battery or just purchase a new ebike if...
01-14-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,685
Posted By Ky_Rider

Same

Same
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Ky_Rider

BodyFloat

Just ordered a Kinekt bodyfloat suspension seat post that I hope helps with my 30 mile commute. I love my new ebike but the ride is kinda harsh. Did 20 miles on it last night and could definitely...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,540
Posted By Ky_Rider

2018 record

70 plus inches of rain and over 160 days of precipitation have me wishing for a drier 2019. It’s pouring rain as I type this the last day of the year. Our normal year is 40 inches.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,759
Posted By Ky_Rider

I'm considering an ebike so that I can get back...

I'm considering an ebike so that I can get back into commuting. My 15 mile commute was taking over an hour each way and left me too tired to do much else. I've had days where it took me almost 2...
Forum: Fatbikes
10-15-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,201
Posted By Ky_Rider

I love my heavy steel Surly. It's not fast but...

I love my heavy steel Surly. It's not fast but it'll take me about any where. I've had friends that had to get off and walk when I could just keep pedaling. I also run a plus set up wheels when...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,731
Posted By Ky_Rider

Had a shortcut through a farm and along some...

Had a shortcut through a farm and along some train tracks but was told last year to stay off the farm. It wasn't a route I took often because it meant dealing with trains and or gates. It was scenic...
10-03-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 220,259
Posted By Ky_Rider

Great thread. I converted my mountain bike to...

Great thread. I converted my mountain bike to single speed last year and loved it. Bought a Fairdale coaster single speed this year. Now 2 of 3 bikes are single speed. I still enjoy my geared Surly...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 123,252
Posted By Ky_Rider

Hot ride home yesterday with temps in the 90's....

Hot ride home yesterday with temps in the 90's. Took it slow and finished a bottle of Gatorade before I got home. Usually I still have some left. Felt cooked by the time I arrived.


Ride into...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By Ky_Rider

I like my Showers Pass jacket but it's started...

I like my Showers Pass jacket but it's started losing it's water resistance after a year. Washed it and treated with Nikwax and it's seems to have restored it.
06-15-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,177
Posted By Ky_Rider

I can handle the high temps but the humidity...

I can handle the high temps but the humidity definitely lowers my motivation. I try to ride early or late on really warm days.
06-15-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,299
Posted By Ky_Rider

About 50/50. If it's dark I'm wearing a helmet....

About 50/50. If it's dark I'm wearing a helmet. Slow rides around my neighborhood I do not. Most of my rides are slow rides anymore. Lol
05-31-16, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Ky_Rider

I'm using a Surly singleator tensioner on my...

I'm using a Surly singleator tensioner on my mountain bike and so far I'd had no problems. Might have to try the eccentric bb in the future though.
05-26-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,440
Views: 111,020
Posted By Ky_Rider

Never been a metal fan but for some reason I've...

Never been a metal fan but for some reason I've started listening to Metallica lately.
05-26-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,133
Posted By Ky_Rider

Love my disc trucker. I use it to commute and...

Love my disc trucker. I use it to commute and general riding. Changed the bars and tires to suit my style of riding.
05-25-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,735
Posted By Ky_Rider

Same here. Never been fast but I'm growing to...

Same here. Never been fast but I'm growing to love single speed. Going to pick up my second single this week. Just ride.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 123,252
Posted By Ky_Rider

The flu, weather, and a half marathon have kept...

The flu, weather, and a half marathon have kept me off the bike for a couple of weeks. Looking forward to getting back out there. New single speed commuter has been ordered.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 123,252
Posted By Ky_Rider

I haven't commuted for at least a couple of...

I haven't commuted for at least a couple of weeks. My allergies have been terrible and the weather has been crap. Windy, rainy, and cold for this time of year. I'm feeling better and weather forecast...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-15, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

KCBikeCommuter Hope you heal up quickly. I almost...

KCBikeCommuter Hope you heal up quickly. I almost wiped out yesterday when my pedal struck the road during a turn.

My commute this morning was almost perfect with temps around 60F/15C. Shorts and...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,976
Posted By Ky_Rider

My commute is a similar distance. It was too much...

My commute is a similar distance. It was too much for me to ride everyday. I alternate between riding to and from work. Takes me about 1.5 hours to ride 25 km on my hilly commute. I'm considering...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

First ride this week due to the rain. Beautiful...

First ride this week due to the rain. Beautiful clear skies this morning with plenty of moonlight. Going to ride home also. I rarely ride both directions in the same day, but my legs feel fresh and...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Drove in this morning but I'm riding home this...

Drove in this morning but I'm riding home this afternoon. Temps around 70 will be nice. Not too many days like this left this year. Have had a annoying sound and slight wobble when pedaling under...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,525
Posted By Ky_Rider

Black walnuts seem to be everywhere around here.

Black walnuts seem to be everywhere around here.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-15, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

No ride this week. I sold my cross check Monday...

No ride this week. I sold my cross check Monday and ordered a LHT the same day. My other bike doesn't have fenders and it's rained all week. Hopefully next week I'll be riding again. October is...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

3 great commutes this week. I've been taking the...

3 great commutes this week. I've been taking the longer scenic route and enjoying the nice weather. My wife got a new car and so that means I now have a car also. I'm pretty proud of myself for...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-15, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

I love those long afternoon commutes. I have a...

I love those long afternoon commutes. I have a similar valley I have to ride up if I ride down to the Ky River. I don't like the return of the heat, but I'm trying to make the best of it. I know the...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Second flat in a week coming home yesterday....

Second flat in a week coming home yesterday. Beautiful day so I didn't really care. I actually patched the tube! Usually I just replace it. Cool ride coming in this morning felt wonderful. Had to...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

I came out of work to find a flat tire yesterday....

I came out of work to find a flat tire yesterday. Didn't find anything in the tire to cause the flat. I was kinda nervous going home thinking it might flat again, but made it home without incident....
Forum: Commuting
08-18-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Foggy and humid. Half of my morning commute is in...

Foggy and humid. Half of my morning commute is in the dark now. I got spoiled the last couple of months of riding in with sunlight.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,391
Posted By Ky_Rider

Having a mountain triple and 11-34 cassette helps...

Having a mountain triple and 11-34 cassette helps me. I'll still occasionally get off and push my bike up a hill if I'm just not feeling that day. Feels good to get off the bike and walk for a minute...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

I think the bike shop thought I was crazy when I...

I think the bike shop thought I was crazy when I had them install a mountain triple crank on my cross check, but I appreciate those extra gears when climbing the hills around here. I do occasionally...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Same here. Cooler north wind felt good but made...

Same here. Cooler north wind felt good but made it slow going. Only averaged 11 mph. No ride today. Caught a ride with a coworker.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-15, 09:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,629
Posted By Ky_Rider

DuPont motorcycle degreaser for chains and...

DuPont motorcycle degreaser for chains and sprockets works well for me. 470959
08-11-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ky_Rider

This is why I usually ride by myself 90% of the...

This is why I usually ride by myself 90% of the time. Unless you race I don't understand why some are so concerned with speed. I'm just thankful to be outside on my bicycle enjoying nature. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-15, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Had a great commute home Friday. Cloudy all day...

Had a great commute home Friday. Cloudy all day with some light drizzle from time to time. As I left work the skies slowly cleared. Went from cloudy to mostly sunny on my 2 hour commute home. Felt...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ky_Rider

About 1.5 hours each way. I only ride one way...

About 1.5 hours each way. I only ride one way each day though. 3 hours a day was just too much for me. I alternate with my motorcycle.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

Much cooler and less humid this morning. Really...

Much cooler and less humid this morning. Really enjoyed it. I even broke out a light jacket. Of course I warmed up and it got a little too warm in the jacket.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-15, 06:11 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 154,526
Posted By Ky_Rider

The heat and humidity are definitely here in...

The heat and humidity are definitely here in Kentucky. The morning commutes are nice this time of year. Had a wobble on the way to work yesterday. At first I though it might be my imagination. After...
06-12-15, 05:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 16,169
Posted By Ky_Rider

Tight bike shorts are even worse than tight tops....

Tight bike shorts are even worse than tight tops. The benefits of tight shorts with padded crotches matter only to racers and mega-milers. For anybody else, and for recreational rides, even vigorous...
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