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Forum: Touring
07-07-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By Nerdanel

I agree with this. I took my 11" MBA touring and...

I agree with this. I took my 11" MBA touring and camping for 8 weeks in 2014 and also used it for several years bike commuting with no trouble. I'm too much of a klutz for a spinning hd.
Forum: Touring
08-31-15, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,721
Posted By Nerdanel

Great picture!

Great picture!
Forum: Touring
05-06-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Nerdanel

My limited experience from 10 weeks cycling in...

My limited experience from 10 weeks cycling in the French countryside last fall, plus some advice from American expats in France, is that the French assume that anyone who speaks English or has an...
Forum: Touring
04-23-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,637
Posted By Nerdanel

My first and, so far, only tour was 8 weeks in...

My first and, so far, only tour was 8 weeks in France from August to November 2014 after I retired at 62. Mostly camping in campgrounds, a few warmshowers hosts (would have been more but I never knew...
Forum: Touring
04-22-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By Nerdanel

Me? At the time I was attempting to follow the...

Me? At the time I was attempting to follow the route from Paris to London but managed to follow the wrong canal out of Paris on the first day. I had 8 weeks to spend and, after abandoning the idea of...
Forum: Touring
04-20-15, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By Nerdanel

I was actually harrassed on the very first night...

I was actually harrassed on the very first night of my very first bicycle camping tour. I was alone and hopelessly lost already in a close-in suburb of Paris, France. I put up my tent after dusk in a...
Forum: Touring
04-19-15, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,721
Posted By Nerdanel

My 2014 Bike Friday New World Tourist being...

My 2014 Bike Friday New World Tourist being French in Cloyes sur Loir, France.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15549386618_dc49489887_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pG3EUJ)
Forum: Foo
04-19-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 81,216
Posted By Nerdanel

I'm grateful to Tom Stormcrowe for all his work...

I'm grateful to Tom Stormcrowe for all his work on Bike Forums, and very sorry to hear of his passing away. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Forum: Touring
08-05-14, 12:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,110
Posted By Nerdanel

Interesting post. I've given some thought to...

Interesting post. I've given some thought to bringing an instrument so I can join in/encourage music while camping or warmshowering, but all I've got is a tambourine. I'm pretty sure it would drive...
Forum: Touring
07-28-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4,510
Views: 2,258,721
Posted By Nerdanel

My new Bike Friday New World Tourist (the decals...

My new Bike Friday New World Tourist (the decals are there but they are black on black) semi-loaded for my upcoming 10-week trip around France. "Semi" because the camping equipment is mostly loaded...
Forum: Touring
07-26-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By Nerdanel

Hi Sean, I have no advice for you but much...

Hi Sean,
I have no advice for you but much encouragement. I'm leaving for my first bike tour in two weeks, solo in France and the UK. Good luck to you! As for the American run over in Russia, an...
07-05-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,166
Posted By Nerdanel

I signed up for NBC as well but didn't get up...

I signed up for NBC as well but didn't get up until 3 hours into the race. It was hard to hear Phil and Paul over the crowd noise. When I went to watch the replay of the start, there was only crowd...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Nerdanel

Cool, dezzie. Thanks!

Cool, dezzie. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Nerdanel

She's arrived! The Fedex stork has brought my...

She's arrived! The Fedex stork has brought my bike! :) Unfortunately I'm out of town for the week so she's cooling her wheels in a box at home.:(

And thanks for the welcome, all. So, MrSingh, now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-14, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By Nerdanel

Hello to the World of Folding Bicycles!

I just got the word that my Black on Black Bike Friday New World Tourist should be delivered day after tomorrow! Its name is Teesdale. (I wouldn't ordinarily name my bike, but BF offers an engraved...
Forum: Touring
05-21-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Nerdanel

Thanks for that info. I already have my plane...

Thanks for that info. I already have my plane tickets for this trip, but that brings up another question: I'm flying from LAX to Heathrow in August, but flying back from Paris to Cleveland, OH (to...
Forum: Touring
05-20-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Nerdanel

Thanks, Steve0000. That is helpful. I'll have to...

Thanks, Steve0000. That is helpful. I'll have to work hard on warmshowers and similar connections.
Forum: Touring
05-20-14, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Nerdanel

I've been working toward this for a long time--I...

I've been working toward this for a long time--I bought a touring bike in 2009 in large part because I wanted to feel like I could leave at any time, even though I only used it for commuting and...
Forum: Touring
05-20-14, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By Nerdanel

About to start my new life ...

Hi all,
I've been a member here for oh my god 6 years, mostly lurking. But the first day of the rest of my life is a little over two months from now on August 10 when I take off from LAX for...
Forum: Touring
05-07-14, 01:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,722
Posted By Nerdanel

In Los Angeles, check out Orange 20...

In Los Angeles, check out Orange 20 (http://orange20bikes.com/) on Melrose near LA City College. Also Topanga Creek Bicycles (http://www.topangacreekbicycles.com/) in Topanga Canyon. Both have...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,949
Posted By Nerdanel

Take-a-look mirror on my glasses. Won't ride...

Take-a-look mirror on my glasses. Won't ride without it.
12-21-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,136
Posted By Nerdanel

I raid the local Goodwill periodically for all...

I raid the local Goodwill periodically for all the merino wool sweaters I can find. I wear them as is, cut off the sleeves to use as leg warmers, and otherwise press them into service. If they don't...
12-21-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 18,068
Posted By Nerdanel

Frostline kits....

Frostline kits. (http://www.oregonphotos.com/Frostline1.html) I still have the down sleeping bag I made from a Frostline kit in 1975 and plan to use it touring next year.
12-19-13, 02:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,078
Posted By Nerdanel

There's this guy, when he's not tooling around in...

There's this guy, when he's not tooling around in his electric car.
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photo: Brentwood Communications International, Inc.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By Nerdanel

I love the ninja "whoosh" sound it makes when you...

I love the ninja "whoosh" sound it makes when you turn your head.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-13, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 127,713
Posted By Nerdanel

350511

350511
Forum: Commuting
11-10-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 806
Posted By Nerdanel

If you commute to the same place every day,...

If you commute to the same place every day, consider leaving the locks locked to the rack at work rather than lugging them with you.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 127,713
Posted By Nerdanel

As I pulled away from work yesterday evening a...

As I pulled away from work yesterday evening a non-cycling colleague (they are all non-cycling) called out to me "I want to be you when I grow up!"
10-20-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,696
Posted By Nerdanel

The teen-aged daughter of a friend just died...

The teen-aged daughter of a friend just died suddenly. Makes me appreciate the 61 years of aging I have been allowed to do. I am going to go ride my bike now.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-13, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 721
Posted By Nerdanel

Every block counts. Congratulations!

Every block counts. Congratulations!
Forum: Commuting
10-16-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,203
Posted By Nerdanel

fify :)

fify

:)
Forum: Touring
10-15-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,980
Posted By Nerdanel

Nancy Sathre-Vogel, who posted here throughout...

Nancy Sathre-Vogel, who posted here throughout her family's 3-year tour from Alaska to Argentina, deals extensively with the 700c v. 26" question here:...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,658
Posted By Nerdanel

I make presentable-enough dresses out of wicking...

I make presentable-enough dresses out of wicking fabric and wear them over cycling knickers. A few dabs with a baby wipe and I'm good to go. Fortunately I can usually maintain a buffer zone of...
10-11-13, 01:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 758
Posted By Nerdanel

Happy Birthday, BluesDawg. I had just joined BF...

Happy Birthday, BluesDawg. I had just joined BF when you muscled through your 53rd. Congrats and good for you!
Forum: Commuting
10-08-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,855
Posted By Nerdanel

2 flats a couple of weeks ago. There are only two...

2 flats a couple of weeks ago. There are only two intersections on my commute where the traffic light won't change because the wire embedded in the road can't detect a bicycle. One traffic-heavy day...
10-06-13, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Nerdanel

Very impressive! My best to you both. I rode 30...

Very impressive! My best to you both.
I rode 30 miles to, from, and including CicLavia today in Los Angeles.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-13, 12:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,847
Posted By Nerdanel

I've used a Take-A-Look mirror for years. Im so...

I've used a Take-A-Look mirror for years. Im so dependent on it that when I am walking I sometimes turn my head slightly to see what is behind me and wonder why that does not work. I ride mostly in...
Forum: Touring
09-27-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,805
Posted By Nerdanel

I find the velcro strap of my bike glove works...

I find the velcro strap of my bike glove works perfectly. I use it every day to keep my bike from rolling around on the subway portion of my commute.
Forum: Touring
09-27-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,182
Posted By Nerdanel

I am retiring (at 62) in summer 2014 and plan to...

I am retiring (at 62) in summer 2014 and plan to sell as much unnecessary stuff as I can and start touring, probably up the US west coast to hunt down various cousins.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-08-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,430
Posted By Nerdanel

FWIW, there is a very nice, inexpensive...

FWIW, there is a very nice, inexpensive restaurant in Killbuck a few hundred feet from the trail called the Creekside Coffeehouse and Cafe. Worth a stop.
07-14-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,192
Posted By Nerdanel

Darnit I thought this thread was some cool 50+...

Darnit I thought this thread was some cool 50+ porn.
;)

I've used R&R Gold for a couple years, like it a lot, but I don't have to deal with much rain.
07-08-12, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25,704
Views: 2,589,323
Posted By Nerdanel

Didn't get out until 5:30, rode 21 miles around...

Didn't get out until 5:30, rode 21 miles around Toluca Lake, Burbank, North Hollywood and Van Nuys, and was home by 8:30. But before I left I sewed my cycling tunic and tights.
12-06-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By Nerdanel

Wow! Stay well and keep pedaling!

Wow! Stay well and keep pedaling!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By Nerdanel

Leave them on! They are load bearing decals!...

Leave them on! They are load bearing decals! (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=414632)
11-06-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Nerdanel

I was in Utrecht in September and the traffic in...

I was in Utrecht in September and the traffic in the video is typical of what I observed. Except that it is not raining--whenever I go to Europe it rains every day. So I can tell you that the bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-10, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Nerdanel

Please see my PM & email. :)

Please see my PM & email.
:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Nerdanel

I see the CL ad has been pulled, although the...

I see the CL ad has been pulled, although the Dahon Forum ad is still up. Have you sold the piccolo?
04-20-10, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Nerdanel

How lovely! I stopped by to get some advice about...

How lovely! I stopped by to get some advice about cycling in England and Wales this coming August and here the thread is already underway! I'll be staying in dorm rooms in one or two UK universities...
01-05-10, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 890
Posted By Nerdanel

A very happy birthday, stapfam!

A very happy birthday, stapfam!
01-02-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Nerdanel

Some years ago I heard a guy on the radio intone...

Some years ago I heard a guy on the radio intone that, "today's 70-year-olds are like the 50-year-olds of 20 years ago!" Still trying to sort that one out.
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