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Forum: Commuting
01-10-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,088
Posted By OldShacker

Drying cloths at work has to be done discreetly. ...

Drying cloths at work has to be done discreetly.
I am lucky that I have a shower and lockers. The lockers is were I have towels underwear, shoes and the like.
As you know wet clothing do not dry...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By OldShacker

So far I have yet to have snow this year that...

So far I have yet to have snow this year that sticks to the ground. It snowed most of the day when I was at work but was mostly gone by the time I was off work. Last week we had some rain and the...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-05, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 740
Posted By OldShacker

Now that it is getting colder on my commute...

Now that it is getting colder on my commute (around 30 and 40), I was wondering if I should try to find a clear type of goggle. My glasses fog at the stops and I still get that tear on the down...
Forum: Recumbent
09-08-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By OldShacker

My commuter is a Sun EZ sport cx. it is high and...

My commuter is a Sun EZ sport cx. it is high and rides real good in and out of traffic. Great for drafting as well.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-05, 09:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,993
Posted By OldShacker

My average for so far is 14+ mph for 25 miles...

My average for so far is 14+ mph for 25 miles round trip. My average taken each morning for the trip home and to work. Only one major hill but most is flat bike path.
Now that I changed my back 8...
Forum: Recumbent
09-02-05, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,443
Posted By OldShacker

I would like to say that I am 51 and have been...

I would like to say that I am 51 and have been commuting to work for years on road bikes. I like to go fast and push it as much as I can to and from work that is 13 miles one way. Then I got a bent...
Forum: Recumbent
09-02-05, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By OldShacker

I commute on my Sun EZ Sport CX along a river and...

I commute on my Sun EZ Sport CX along a river and mostly bike path. The killer is wind. I put an edge Fairing on and noticed a better ride with head wind. When the wind is going my way it is even...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-05, 09:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,734
Posted By OldShacker

51 and commuting to work so many years I can't...

51 and commuting to work so many years I can't remember the time I started. The best part I enjoy commuting over just going out for a ride.
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-05, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By OldShacker

At first I was rather reluctant, but once I got...

At first I was rather reluctant, but once I got my Sun EZ Sport CX for my commute of 12.5 miles one way and most of it all bike path. Plus I commute everyday. Well now I am hooked. I geared mine for...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By OldShacker

The people at Sun must have heard you. If you...

The people at Sun must have heard you. If you noticed in the photo now each seat brace has a plastic spacer for each screw on each side. The bad news for me when I got mine I put on the back bike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By OldShacker

My Sun EZ Sport CX At the beginning of this...

My Sun EZ Sport CX
At the beginning of this month and over 500 miles later I found out why my chain would make that rubbing kind of clicking sound when I am on the 13th ring in the back and larg 54...
Forum: Recumbent
08-14-05, 01:30 PM
Replies: 979
Views: 353,723
Posted By OldShacker

My commuter Sun EZ sport CX

My commuter Sun EZ sport CX
Forum: Recumbent
08-11-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By OldShacker

I commute to work about 12-ish miles one way and...

I commute to work about 12-ish miles one way and had my Sun EZ Sport CX for about 13 days now with almost 250 miles on it and I feel great going and coming from work. The wind is bad at times so I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-05, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,145
Posted By OldShacker

25/26 R/T mostly on bike path with a lot of gnats...

25/26 R/T mostly on bike path with a lot of gnats this time of year.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-05, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,253
Posted By OldShacker

I have been commuting for quite sometime now and...

I have been commuting for quite sometime now and I am always looking for deals. I keep my bike for years. I just purchased a Trek 1000c this year ($600.00), however, I transferred my gear over to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-05, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,315
Posted By OldShacker

I like it in the early morning when I solitarily...

I like it in the early morning when I solitarily glide through stretches of the bike path with only a full moon to navigate through the top of ground fog and the mystery of what lurks below.
I like...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-05, 08:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,785
Posted By OldShacker

My fenders stay on year round. My commute has one...

My fenders stay on year round. My commute has one rather large fountain that sprays on the path (quit a few gallons) (RiverScap). Then there is the rain or the sprinklers that water the path more...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,254
Posted By OldShacker

I now have 2 more fellow commuters from my work...

I now have 2 more fellow commuters from my work when I was the only one out of 300 + employees for years. Each one said that it is the price of gas that got them on a bike. One rides his bike to a...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-05, 05:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By OldShacker

26 Miles round trip. Bike path most of the way.

26 Miles round trip. Bike path most of the way.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-05, 06:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,899
Posted By OldShacker

So where do all our bikes go that are taken from...

So where do all our bikes go that are taken from us?
04-17-05, 06:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,927
Posted By OldShacker

I still have my businesses and I help other...

I still have my businesses and I help other business out as well. If you sell something you do not ask for it back. The Other customer are not going to pay for it either! I do understand were your...
04-17-05, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,927
Posted By OldShacker

Well, now that you worked things just about out....

Well, now that you worked things just about out. Keep an eye on that LBS for they might have more great deals to come.
It is the price of doing Business PERIOD. You do not have to do anything for...
04-16-05, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,102
Posted By OldShacker

Did the MTB and road thing when I was in LA...

Did the MTB and road thing when I was in LA Calif. Now here in Ohio it is Road for commute and road tandem for fun.
04-16-05, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,647
Posted By OldShacker

We have a tandem RT1000 and ride it all the time....

We have a tandem RT1000 and ride it all the time. We had a MTB bike but found that most of the group rides tend to need a faster bike. It fits and works for our needs. We ride on bike paths for most...
04-13-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Posted By OldShacker

OhiOH- On the road after 6:00AM-ish going to work...

OhiOH- On the road after 6:00AM-ish going to work and 5:15PM-ish heading back.
I really like the Spaulding (Kettering Rec. Path) now it is just Wagner to Stroop to County line then Spaulding bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-05, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By OldShacker

Drafting is okay if you do it right. Some of the...

Drafting is okay if you do it right. Some of the stuff in this thread makes me wonder. You have to stay focused when drafting. I ride hard and here in Ohio we have a lot of wind. When I commute I...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-05, 09:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,709
Posted By OldShacker

Treck 1000c. <edit> TREK </edit> Kind of Comfort...

Treck 1000c. <edit> TREK </edit> Kind of Comfort and a cross.
04-07-05, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 975
Posted By OldShacker

Any 50+ work-commuters

Just wondering how many still commute to work? I enjoy the early morning commute of only 13-miles each way. I have a good place to park my bike and so far out of 300 employees of an average age of...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-05, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,189
Posted By OldShacker

That really sucks big time! You wonder why. You...

That really sucks big time! You wonder why. You would think someone would see them. If they only let you use a bike rack then have them move it were someone can see it.
Forum: Commuting
04-03-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By OldShacker

You and your mom should shop at your LBS. She...

You and your mom should shop at your LBS. She sounds like she needs something that is simple and very easy to ride. The test rides are fun and she will get a better understanding of the whole thing....
04-03-05, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,290
Posted By OldShacker

Does it not feel like the laws protect the ones...

Does it not feel like the laws protect the ones that kill cyclist? Here in Ohio we have Drunks that have been in 20 accidents or more and yet the Judges let them walk or I should say drive! I feel...
04-02-05, 08:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By OldShacker

I enjoy the adventures of commuting to and from...

I enjoy the adventures of commuting to and from work. I also enjoy riding my tandem with my wife. You might say it works all the stresses out of my life. I love cycling as a good workout as well. The...
04-02-05, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By OldShacker

jppe The LBS here are real bad with guys like...

jppe
The LBS here are real bad with guys like us. The funny thing is that they all say that when they get them in they sale out. So why not re-order I ask! So far my On line oder for my LAKE MTB SPD...
04-02-05, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By OldShacker

This thread worked for some of the guys I have...

This thread worked for some of the guys I have been trying to get on the bike. The bike shops in are area do not have WIDE in stock. I told a few guys about the thread and a co worker has just ordred...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-05, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By OldShacker

A chain cracker or chain tool comes in handy for...

A chain cracker or chain tool comes in handy for any chain problems. I take my chain off to clean once or twice a year. Sometime I have to remove a link or two when it gets well used, it gives me...
04-01-05, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,422
Posted By OldShacker

You made it this far. I refresh each day...

You made it this far.
I refresh each day because I like cold water. I commute and have 13 miles each way. I got to a point that I fill it just enough for my ride in to work and just before I leave...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-05, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,095
Posted By OldShacker

One of my fellow cyclist said that on his way to...

One of my fellow cyclist said that on his way to work he crashed and got up and checked the bike he said then got on and parked his bike at work. He unclipped his helmet and found that it was cracked...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-05, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 915,573
Posted By OldShacker

Great ride to start the season off here in...

Great ride to start the season off here in Kettering, Ohio. The thick fog made it kind of adventurous. My route to work now is mostly bike path now. They just open another part that takes me off the...
03-28-05, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By OldShacker

Am I the only one that needs a wide cycling shoe?...

Am I the only one that needs a wide cycling shoe? Most shops have cut back on us guys with wide feet. Nashbar is just about the only ones that found with wide shoes. I am not looking, but I kind of...
03-28-05, 11:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 707
Posted By OldShacker

I would checked with a nutritionist first for...

I would checked with a nutritionist first for energy issues. What works for me may not be right for you. I commute 25 miles round trip and need energy for I ride hard and fast each way. I found...
03-28-05, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,532
Posted By OldShacker

The Trek 1000c does the job for me. It is a nice...

The Trek 1000c does the job for me. It is a nice mix. You can adjust the handlebars up or down. It truly is the mix of hybrid and road bike for me.
Performance Road Comfort Road
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03-27-05, 11:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,853
Posted By OldShacker

I see a lot of positive comments with regard to...

I see a lot of positive comments with regard to wearing the helmet.
03-27-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,709
Posted By OldShacker

Boomer Bike: anything comfortable to ride for a...

Boomer Bike: anything comfortable to ride for a particular condition in my opinion.
My motor may not be as it was 25 years ago. For me I still have children at home and I do not have the money to...
03-26-05, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By OldShacker

Not my uncle, he is a retired Air Force...

Not my uncle, he is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel that loves to write all his correspondence in longhand letters. He just feels that PC's are something new to learn or something. Now my Aunt...
03-25-05, 10:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By OldShacker

Too old for a desktop or laptop?

My Uncle rides about 20+ miles a day at the age of 82. He just had bypass surgery and is working on getting back on the bike. I told him about the BF and others at his age still ride. He told me...
03-25-05, 10:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,738
Posted By OldShacker

Recumbent

Recumbent
03-25-05, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By OldShacker

We ride hard on our tandem and found that the...

We ride hard on our tandem and found that the timing chain is the first to stretch. After making the captain's crank mount adjustment to the max we simply take a link out of the chain and readjust...
03-25-05, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,032
Posted By OldShacker

Being 50 + is a simple measurement of time. Some...

Being 50 + is a simple measurement of time. Some measure life again after something happens or they simply wakeup or become aware. Cycling can make you feel better many in ways. I like it because I...
03-25-05, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By OldShacker

You can do what I did to a friend. I showed up at...

You can do what I did to a friend. I showed up at his house with 2 bikes, 1 helmet in a box and gloves. I told him that I talk better on the road. It worked out very well. He really had it in him...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-05, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By OldShacker

Most fenders do not change the outcome of most...

Most fenders do not change the outcome of most riderís performance. They do not look good for most cyclist. I commute with them because of the weather may change by the time I leave work. I do ride...
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