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10-14-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By rydabent

Define the "problem".

Define the "problem".
10-12-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By rydabent

I do a track stand at every stop light on my...

I do a track stand at every stop light on my trike.
10-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rydabent

So if you kill someone with a car it is not a...

So if you kill someone with a car it is not a crime? If true, then we are back to my point. If you are so deranged you want someone dead, buy them a bike and run over them!!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
10-10-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By rydabent

Actually they may be safer. As many have pointed...

Actually they may be safer. As many have pointed out drivers dont know what to make of trikes. Many it seems think they are some handicap machine or a strange wheel chair. As a result when cars...
10-09-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rydabent

But at the very least the driver that hit Mr...

But at the very least the driver that hit Mr Dobson is guilty of manslaughter!!!!! That is a crime.
10-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rydabent

Incredible!!!!! Again the family will have...

Incredible!!!!!

Again the family will have to take the case to civil court.
10-06-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,189
Posted By rydabent

When out for a ride especially alone, there is...

When out for a ride especially alone, there is always a different turn you can take to see new things. You dont have to follow one set route.
10-06-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,403
Posted By rydabent

Depends on the riding at hand. Around town on...

Depends on the riding at hand. Around town on all of the trails, with all the start stops, the trike. It is so much easier since you just stay clipped in. Out on hiways on club rides, my LWB...
10-04-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By rydabent

How about commenting on the thread instead of a...

How about commenting on the thread instead of a personal attack??? They are getting kind of tiresome.
10-03-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By rydabent

James Dobson

Does anyone know the out come of the Dodge driver that hit and killed James Dobson? Was the driver charged or jailed?
10-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,195
Posted By rydabent

Sadly for a long time I have said if you are so...

Sadly for a long time I have said if you are so deranged you want someone dead, buy them a bike and run over them. In almost all cases you will not get much more than a slap on the wrist!!!!!!!
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By rydabent

While they may look wider, trikes are not very...

While they may look wider, trikes are not very much wider than the handle bars on a DF bike. I find that it is not a problem.
10-01-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By rydabent

I already share the hiker biker trails with...

I already share the hiker biker trails with walkers, runners, people with baby carriages, bikes, trikes, roller skaters, skate boards, electric bikes, electric trikes, and people with dogs. So what...
09-26-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,977
Posted By rydabent

Trying to steal a ghost bike with no crank. Must...

Trying to steal a ghost bike with no crank. Must have the IQ of a rutabaga.
09-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,189
Posted By rydabent

I have 4 major regular routes I ride. Since I...

I have 4 major regular routes I ride. Since I usually ride alone, on a whim I can put in any variation that I want to. It seems that I am never bored.
09-26-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By rydabent

Yes I too have seen some clapped together bikes...

Yes I too have seen some clapped together bikes with gas motors on the bike path. Now them I do not want to see there. They have far more HP than the 750 watt bikes and and electric scooters.
09-26-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By rydabent

Sorry, it seems to me that this is a...

Sorry, it seems to me that this is a ------------YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN--------thread.
09-26-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 755
Posted By rydabent

We are going thru this nonsense in in Lincoln Ne....

We are going thru this nonsense in in Lincoln Ne. The city Council is making a big deal out of it. IMO they are making a mountain out of a mole hill. We are talking a dinky little scooter with a 1...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,069
Posted By rydabent

I am a life long technician. I was drawn to...

I am a life long technician. I was drawn to riding bents because they seemed to be logical, and an advancement in cycling. That was 14 years ago, and my reasoning was not wrong. I now have a...
09-16-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,373
Posted By rydabent

A back pack with a nealy new laptop computer.

A back pack with a nealy new laptop computer.
09-15-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,412
Posted By rydabent

Or how about having to get off the MUP so I didnt...

Or how about having to get off the MUP so I didnt collide with a DF rider on my side of the trail, head down, down staring at his front wheel. This has happened several times.
09-13-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,428
Posted By rydabent

The only harassment I get is from my close...

The only harassment I get is from my close friends. Im 81 and still ride about 25 miles every other day. When I retired they thot I was going to play golf with them. But they ride carts and got...
09-11-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By rydabent

Dont rush the process and damage something. Try...

Dont rush the process and damage something. Try turning the bike upside down. Remove the bottom bracket and pour a mixture of automatic transmission fluid and naptha down the seat tube and let it...
09-11-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,512
Posted By rydabent

The overridding reason to support your LBS is...

The overridding reason to support your LBS is they are always there immediately. If you need a part or something for a ride you want to go on now, thats where you get the part.
09-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,837
Posted By rydabent

Granted some people have unique riding skills,...

Granted some people have unique riding skills, but in the over all world of cycling they are a very tiny part Life is easier if you dont take yourself too seriously.
09-09-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,336
Posted By rydabent

Not a problem on my TerraTrike.

Not a problem on my TerraTrike.
09-08-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,309
Posted By rydabent

Im 81 and try to ride every other day. A...

Im 81 and try to ride every other day. A recovery day seems to make the rides work best without feeling really tired.
09-04-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,868
Posted By rydabent

Dont over look the fact the cups may be ovalized...

Dont over look the fact the cups may be ovalized from a hard curb hit.
09-03-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,889
Posted By rydabent

If you want to see a great span of bikes,...

If you want to see a great span of bikes, volunteer to run a sag stop for your bike club. I have sagged for countless rides my club has put on. You will see everything from really humble clunkers...
09-02-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By rydabent

Biking in Lincoln Ne for travelers

This is a FYI if you are stopping in Lincoln Nebraska, and staying at a motel. The Graduate a 9th and P street has loaner bikes for you. I met a couple on one of our city trails that were riding a...
09-02-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,211
Posted By rydabent

I still say a $500 ticket for speeding is...

I still say a $500 ticket for speeding is obscene, even if it were a car.
09-02-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By rydabent

May I point out that on a trike it would have...

May I point out that on a trike it would have been a non event. At the most you might have gotten a little sideways. Just saying.
09-02-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,889
Posted By rydabent

The name recumbulator is a new one. It doesnt...

The name recumbulator is a new one. It doesnt bother me at all.

OTOH I have a T-shirt that says Trike Pilot, which is what I mainly ride around town. I do however switch to my recumbent bike for...
Forum: Recumbent
09-01-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,846
Posted By rydabent

The great thing about recumbents is the fact you...

The great thing about recumbents is the fact you can wear almost anything you want to.
08-28-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,480
Posted By rydabent

But-----------if you do have a gear system that...

But-----------if you do have a gear system that steps up an equal amount why not?
08-18-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By rydabent

I didnt retire to push myself to some arbitrary...

I didnt retire to push myself to some arbitrary goal. While working the 47 years for the company I had goals, and it was always hurry hurry fast and do it now.

Now is the time to stop and smell...
08-18-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,825
Posted By rydabent

Contrary to conventional thinking, when I am on...

Contrary to conventional thinking, when I am on my trike with two flags, cars give me a great deal of room. Most go clear into the other lane.

I and some other trike riders believe that drivers...
08-17-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,076
Posted By rydabent

Just hang in public anyone that uses a gun in a...

Just hang in public anyone that uses a gun in a felony. Hopefully the anti social types will get weeded out or learn they will get a neck tie party.
08-16-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,635
Posted By rydabent

While your chain may be clean, the fact remains...

While your chain may be clean, the fact remains wax is NOT a lubricant.
08-13-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By rydabent

Yup chain too long.

Yup chain too long.
08-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By rydabent

Hmmmmmm the anti disc brake types says this dont...

Hmmmmmm the anti disc brake types says this dont happen.

BTW they are losing the argument to all the new road bikes coming with disc brakes.
08-13-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,320
Posted By rydabent

No surprise, but no high priced jerseys for me...

No surprise, but no high priced jerseys for me either. Just tons of t-shirts, most free from the bike club for helping, and other rides.
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,910
Posted By rydabent

On a group trike ride yesterday I observed a...

On a group trike ride yesterday I observed a direct steer trike and its reaction to bumps. When a bump was hit, the two front wheel would wobble wildly. It looked almost dangerous to me. After...
08-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,882
Posted By rydabent

Her is a good reason you should learn to repair...

Her is a good reason you should learn to repair and adjust your own bike.

Contrary to some threads you read here, a bike is a very simple machine to maintain yourself.
08-05-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,211
Posted By rydabent

Yeah just like ALL of the wheel tax goes to build...

Yeah just like ALL of the wheel tax goes to build roads.
08-05-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,889
Posted By rydabent

If you ride really fast and hard as you can, what...

If you ride really fast and hard as you can, what have you missed on your ride? Now you are home quickly, and now what? TV these days stinks.
08-05-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,889
Posted By rydabent

Your post is what is wrong with most young people...

Your post is what is wrong with most young people today. I was happy to have the job, the money was good, and on any call out I automatically got 4 hours pay even if it only took 10 minutes to fix...
08-04-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,889
Posted By rydabent

Something you need to understand

Some cyclist need to understand where some of us come from and why the attitude we have. I for instance worked as a service rep on office machines. I was on call 24/7/365. It was always hurry,...
08-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,428
Posted By rydabent

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all...

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all my life. I dont ever remember of being harassed. The only harassment I ever got was from my friends that golfed. They rode their golf carts and got...
08-03-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,088
Posted By rydabent

I love maps. I am never lost, and they dont need...

I love maps. I am never lost, and they dont need batteries or Wifi.
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