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07-29-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By bakerjw

An update... C2 broken. Femur broken. ...

An update...
C2 broken.
Femur broken.
Internal bleeding.

SMDH
07-26-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By bakerjw

People suck..... Local rider hit. Airlifted to the hospital.

One of our local roadies was hit today. Then they left the scene. I know Perry. He is one of the biggest cycling advocates in the area. It just pisses me off to no end.
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07-08-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,766
Posted By bakerjw

It can take a long time to build up endurance...

It can take a long time to build up endurance levels. Losing weight is one of the key factors that I found.
06-12-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,540
Posted By bakerjw

I'd clean it up and modernize the drive train a...

I'd clean it up and modernize the drive train a bit.
But, an 18 chain ring???? That is whacked.
I'm running a 22 on our mountain tandem and it is almost overkill.
06-11-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,374
Posted By bakerjw

I point at the camera on my handlebars and ask...

I point at the camera on my handlebars and ask "Look here and please say that again." Sometimes it's just a headlight but they don't know for sure.
06-09-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,566
Posted By bakerjw

[QUOTE=AMGwagon;21514722]Nope. Check the laws....

[QUOTE=AMGwagon;21514722]Nope. Check the laws. Bicycle or walking/running offenses cannot be counted against points on the drivers license. Just hope the same applies to auto insurance rates.{/QUOTE]...
05-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,151
Posted By bakerjw

I guess that I am a Fred. I wear it as a badge of...

I guess that I am a Fred. I wear it as a badge of honor.
05-20-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,654
Posted By bakerjw

I had some supplements from a weightlifting...

I had some supplements from a weightlifting website get scanned by FedEx in Memphis and lost there for about 3 weeks. I filed a claim and got my money back and a claim was made against FedEx by the...
05-20-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By bakerjw

I switched to tubeless on my road bike a few...

I switched to tubeless on my road bike a few years ago and will never ever go back. After trying a couple of different brands, I now only ride Hutchinsons.
I've never used a plug but do carry a pair...
05-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By bakerjw

Good on you for talking to her and getting the...

Good on you for talking to her and getting the story straight.

I have made it a habit to point at my eyes if a driver does something boneheaded.
If they yell, I point at my ear and give them the...
05-14-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,966
Posted By bakerjw

We run Gatorskins in 700x28 on the road only. Our...

We run Gatorskins in 700x28 on the road only. Our mountain tandem though has much bigger Mezcal tires.
05-12-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,545
Posted By bakerjw

Ever ridden in Canada? I've been through AB and...

Ever ridden in Canada? I've been through AB and B.C. for the last 4 years and their roads are immaculate. People there don't throw stuff out the window like they do here in the states. It is...
Forum: Touring
05-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,026
Posted By bakerjw

I'm really into bikepacking and I do all of my...

I'm really into bikepacking and I do all of my builds on tried and true component sets. Primarily they are always Shimano XT/XTR 2x10 components. I have extra chain rings around so that I can tweak...
05-08-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,119
Posted By bakerjw

My wife and I got our road tandem up to 54 once...

My wife and I got our road tandem up to 54 once on a downhill. It developed a slight wobble so I sat up as a wind brake and slowed us down to the low 40's

Then there was last year headed to the US...
05-06-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,885
Posted By bakerjw

I usually get mine from Alex at MTB tandems. I...

I usually get mine from Alex at MTB tandems.
I stick exclusively to 10 speed driver trains. Road. MTB. Bikepacking. Road and mountain tandems. Makes life much easier.
05-06-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,885
Posted By bakerjw

I buy KMC 10 speed by the foot. When I restring...

I buy KMC 10 speed by the foot. When I restring any of our tandems, it takes much more than typical lengths.
05-06-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,122
Posted By bakerjw

We are getting a custom road tandem frame built....

We are getting a custom road tandem frame built. Typically they will powder coat the frame but we want a very specific color for it.
To finish it, I will...
Shoot it with a DTM epoxy primer...
04-30-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,263
Posted By bakerjw

Traffic numbers aren't low where I live.

Traffic numbers aren't low where I live.
04-29-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,082
Posted By bakerjw

A while back, I measured my me and my wife's...

A while back, I measured my me and my wife's inseams. I took the ratio and got crank arm lengths that matched. I was running 170 and she was 155. It worked okay but not great. With the latest crank...
04-28-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,432
Views: 518,760
Posted By bakerjw

Not your typical tandem. Or picture. This is 55...

Not your typical tandem. Or picture.
This is 55 miles into a 100 mile day on Elk Pass at the boundary between Alberta and British Columbia.
My trooper of a wife and I along with our Curtlo custom...
04-28-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By bakerjw

Resurrecting an old bike like that would be fun! ...

Resurrecting an old bike like that would be fun!
Probably a great ride too. Steel is so under rated.
04-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By bakerjw

Tape - Yes. Orange seal - Best IMHO. I run...

Tape - Yes.
Orange seal - Best IMHO.

I run Hutchinson tubeless tires on my road bike. I've done it for years and will never go back.
12-09-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,654
Posted By bakerjw

To me, it looks like brittle welds as a result of...

To me, it looks like brittle welds as a result of improper set up and temperature control.

My project car is a Jaguar E-Type which has a complex front frame that is brazed together. Anyone who...
10-10-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,341
Posted By bakerjw

I've only been taken down by a dog one time. The...

I've only been taken down by a dog one time. The owner rushed out and her first words were "Are you okay?" Rare owner IMHO.
If your loose dog bites me, I know know one of the worlds my shyster...
10-09-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,209
Posted By bakerjw

Sometimes they are tight for the first time. I...

Sometimes they are tight for the first time. I use these kinds of links all the time and haven't had too many problems with them.
10-08-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,419
Posted By bakerjw

As I tell people with bikepacking, there is no...

As I tell people with bikepacking, there is no right answer but there are a lot of wrong ones. Bikepackers love to talk about gear and strategies.

From my experience, riding with others tends to...
10-08-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By bakerjw

Sounds like a tough one there. Hang in there.

Sounds like a tough one there. Hang in there.
10-06-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,525
Posted By bakerjw

I ran a no name chicom carbon fork on a...

I ran a no name chicom carbon fork on a bikepacking rig. It took all kinds of abuse without any issues at all. If the bike is a name brand bike, you should be ok.

But... Hitting pothole will...
10-03-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,177
Posted By bakerjw

In Germany, you would not be allowed to ride your...

In Germany, you would not be allowed to ride your bike. A German colleague told me a story about friends who were caught by the police without working taillights. They were not ticketed, but the...
10-02-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By bakerjw

I buy mine at Academy Sports. I usually pay...

I buy mine at Academy Sports. I usually pay $15.00 for their store brand in base layers. Fleece is a tad more but still much better than UA or Nike.
I also always go through the clearance rack where...
09-30-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,058
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned, take pictures of the location and...

As mentioned, take pictures of the location and the animal if possible.

You said that you called an ambulance. Did the police get notified as well. In most jurisdictions, if a dog bite is...
09-28-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,177
Posted By bakerjw

There was a feminine cleaning product on one of...

There was a feminine cleaning product on one of the firearm forums that I moderate who would go out in public and do things within the the content of laws just trying to get pulled over by cops. He...
09-27-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By bakerjw

I would manually check the spoke tension to make...

I would manually check the spoke tension to make sure that one hasn't loosened too much. Plucking them like a guitar string is sufficient for a quick field test. On a truing stand though, I use a...
09-27-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By bakerjw

Also, don't ride sidewalks. Many years ago, my...

Also, don't ride sidewalks. Many years ago, my 18+ year old son was riding on a sidewalk on a one way street. He was going opposite of traffic. A lady was making a left turn onto the one way street...
09-27-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By bakerjw

I have heart rhythm issues that are closely tied...

I have heart rhythm issues that are closely tied to the electrolyte levels in my body. If I get really dehydrated, I'll get PVCs. which are a form of spasm.
I do occasionally get muscle twitches as...
09-26-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,355
Posted By bakerjw

Looks like it got burnt at some point.

Looks like it got burnt at some point.
09-25-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,108
Posted By bakerjw

Running the math. With a 20" tire and 46/16...

Running the math.
With a 20" tire and 46/16 gearing, a BMX at 130 cadence would give about 22.25 mph.
With a 29" tire and 34/17 gearing, a road bike at 130 cadence would give about 22.4 mph. (the...
09-24-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,567
Posted By bakerjw

I would expect them to use really heavy walled...

I would expect them to use really heavy walled steel rather than something lighter.
09-24-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,064
Posted By bakerjw

Last year on the Dorian Smith trail south of...

Last year on the Dorian Smith trail south of Banff. I helped my son make an adjustment and also adjusted my seat tension with my Fix-It Stix. I put them back in my baggie shorts and we went on our...
09-20-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 13,920
Posted By bakerjw

I kind of have to agree with this one.

I kind of have to agree with this one.
09-19-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,118
Posted By bakerjw

Great looking ride. My wife and I have a...

Great looking ride.

My wife and I have a road and mountain tandem, the 2 wheel kind.

But, there was a local couple who picked up a TerraTrike tandem. She was heavy when they first started...
09-19-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail the thread, but like you, I hate...

Not to derail the thread, but like you, I hate getting caught between gears as well which is one reason why I will likely never go to a 1x drivetrain.
I've ridden South out of Banff 4 consecutive...
09-19-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,631
Posted By bakerjw

Even though they are owned by the same company,...

Even though they are owned by the same company, I'd go with the Surly. I've never liked Salsa for some reason.
09-18-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,371
Posted By bakerjw

If you've not limped home, you've not been riding...

If you've not limped home, you've not been riding long or hard enough.
- Road tandem - Double pinch flats on pothole at speed.
- Road tandem - Quick link broke. I now carry replacements.
- Road...
09-17-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By bakerjw

Lots of potential there. That is for sure. ...

Lots of potential there. That is for sure.

Myself, I love the ride of a well designed steel frame.
09-17-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By bakerjw

Actually, the PA systems that are used double as...

Actually, the PA systems that are used double as the sirens. Acoustical clarity is not the prime factor in their designs.
09-16-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,234
Posted By bakerjw

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I rode out...

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I rode out mountain tandem in some remote areas with modest trails. i.e. no single track but lots of bumps and washboards.
On the first day, my right knee started...
09-14-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By bakerjw

We've got Brooks and Rivet leather saddles on all...

We've got Brooks and Rivet leather saddles on all of our bikes. No complaints.
09-13-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 24,989
Posted By bakerjw

From what I've seen, some of those assemblies...

From what I've seen, some of those assemblies cannot even be called bearings. Cups and cones are crap and usually not a lot or grease in them. The last bike of that caliber that I rode, I yanked out...
09-13-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By bakerjw

We have a Suntour NCX on our mountain tandem. It...

We have a Suntour NCX on our mountain tandem. It is pretty solid and my wife likes it when we get on rough terrain.
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