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10-15-19, 06:02 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Good lord! That brought back memories. And yes, I...

Good lord! That brought back memories. And yes, I knew the words and the refrains, but the prelude story I'd forgotten except for the mention of the Group W bench. Thanks for posting the link, and...
10-13-19, 07:29 PM
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Views: 2,330,543
Posted By momsonherbike

22 miles on the C&O canal (round trip) from Great...

22 miles on the C&O canal (round trip) from Great Falls National Park into DC and back. A beautiful, well groomed and gently flat section of trail that was like rush hour traffic adjacent to Great...
10-07-19, 01:12 AM
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Posted By momsonherbike

30 miles in the morning with a wind chill of 32...

30 miles in the morning with a wind chill of 32 at 16-18mph. Was dressed for the dropped temps in layers and stayed toasty warm. Thought I'd peel off layers as the day warmed up, but ended the ride...
10-03-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By momsonherbike

I have a Giant LaFree E+1 with the carbon belt...

I have a Giant LaFree E+1 with the carbon belt drive and IGH. LOVE it! Tackles hills like they aren't there, and the motor is exceptionally smooth with great torque and 5 levels of assist. Battery is...
09-17-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By momsonherbike

And the ebike will make you want to ride it. It...

And the ebike will make you want to ride it. It won't sit in the corner of the garage, mocking you, mocking your lack of muscle, mocking your fat out-of-shape, age damaged body. Not at all. It will...
09-15-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By momsonherbike

Interesting. That looks to be the type of system...

Interesting. That looks to be the type of system I'd like to replace my Hilltopper front wheel hub.

Much as I like the Hilltopper for its throttle, the "all or nothing" power is not particularly...
09-13-19, 01:55 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

40.5 miles cumulative from the 10th to the 13th....

40.5 miles cumulative from the 10th to the 13th. Today was the first day in many months to wear the jacket - not because of the cold as much as the drizzle and damp. It was 90+ yesterday; 62 today....
09-10-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Hard to say because everyone's level of pain, and...

Hard to say because everyone's level of pain, and ability to recover, is different. At least my scar never got in the way of my cycling or riding afterwards, but I know of others who had the...
09-10-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,926
Posted By momsonherbike

Screw science. Let me tell you from personal...

Screw science. Let me tell you from personal experience having BTDT that the labor is NOT significantly less - besides the fact that any woman with half a brain demands (and gets) an epidural anyway...
09-10-19, 11:34 AM
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Posted By momsonherbike

OMG! Too FUNNY! Maybe for baby but NOT for...

OMG! Too FUNNY!

Maybe for baby but NOT for mom!!!!!!!
09-10-19, 11:29 AM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Happened to me this weekend at a charity ride....

Happened to me this weekend at a charity ride. Husband and I were talking to the cyclist (our age - late 60s) parked next to us, and he was really curious about my bike. When he found it was electric...
09-09-19, 04:43 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

26 miles Sunday on a charity ride, 18 solo miles...

26 miles Sunday on a charity ride, 18 solo miles Monday, and 20 solo miles today. Weather has been spectacular- cool, calm, mid 70s. Perfect for riding. So every chance I have to take my bike out, I...
09-09-19, 04:30 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Another who wishes you well in the battle against...

Another who wishes you well in the battle against cancer. You chose a beautiful, elegant partner to help put the fun back into life along the way. Best of luck to you...and may your cycling continue...
09-01-19, 04:28 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

17 miles with the goal to visit the grave of an...

17 miles with the goal to visit the grave of an old equestrian endurance friend who died in 2004 at age 49 of cancer. (I'm a genealogist so I'm quite at home haunting graveyards in the corporeal...
08-31-19, 06:38 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

21 miles. Had a headwind going...and a headwind...

21 miles. Had a headwind going...and a headwind coming back. Is that even possible?:foo:

Did stop enroute at the local cemetery to visit a friend's grave, and ended up meeting, then spending a...
08-29-19, 06:52 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

12.7 miles just before sunset. It was cool, calm,...

12.7 miles just before sunset. It was cool, calm, and peaceful. Had a bit of a delay about a mile down the road - a sweet Boxer puppy exploring on her own alongside the paved road. She was thrilled...
08-28-19, 06:57 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Picture from my bike ride today at 4...
08-27-19, 05:48 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

23 miles in two sets.

23 miles in two sets.
08-26-19, 12:27 AM
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Posted By momsonherbike

30 miles at a charity bike ride. Perfect day,...

30 miles at a charity bike ride. Perfect day, perfect weather, perfect ride. Volunteered afterwards.
08-18-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By momsonherbike

So sorry to hear the issue is cancer. I hope you...

So sorry to hear the issue is cancer. I hope you do kick it, and return to health asap. And hope your new bike helps get you there. :thumb:

PS - if you end up looking for a new saddle, you might...
08-18-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,419
Posted By momsonherbike

Did you overbuy? Yeah, sorry to say I think so. ...

Did you overbuy? Yeah, sorry to say I think so.

Look, you're just starting out on your fitness program. The bike is nice, but probably not quite suited to you ... yet. Best to find a less pricy...
08-16-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Drove to the MUP (path start is two towns up from...

Drove to the MUP (path start is two towns up from me, or 12 miles away whichever way you want to say it) and cycled to the bike shop in the next town (11 miles up, right off the path) where I had...
08-15-19, 07:01 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

16.2 miles on the paved roads. Rode in the dry...

16.2 miles on the paved roads. Rode in the dry spell between two monsoon-like thunderstorms. Kept one eye on the black clouds moving in across the mountains, and ended the ride, still dry, just as...
08-13-19, 07:33 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

20.7 miles in advance of the rains moving in. Mid...

20.7 miles in advance of the rains moving in. Mid 70s, delightfully cooler weather for the ride just about 2 hours before we got slammed with surprise heat and humidity giving birth to the line of...
08-13-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By momsonherbike

Awaqa909 - Actually, this might be the ideal...

Awaqa909 - Actually, this might be the ideal suggestion for you. Look up the specifics, and watch the video. It is far more simple than a hub drive or a pedal assist motor, requires only 1/10 of the...
08-12-19, 07:17 PM
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Views: 1,156
Posted By momsonherbike

Let's see if I can help give some guidance: ...

Let's see if I can help give some guidance:

1. Your bike itself is going to determine what type of ebike Kit you will be able to use. Aluminum frames are not designed for the type of torque and...
08-12-19, 04:59 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

15.1 miles according to the phone app that...

15.1 miles according to the phone app that displays my bike's info. There is a GPS ride program built in that's sweet to use. However, my Garmin 810 - parked on my handlebar - declared my distance...
08-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,150
Posted By momsonherbike

Boy, do I hear you loud and clear! I'm doing the...

Boy, do I hear you loud and clear! I'm doing the exact same thing - backing off from the epower and riding in higher gears because my legs are getting stronger. Not going to go full analog - I know...
08-12-19, 04:11 AM
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Posted By momsonherbike

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not...

I guess to each their own. My ebikes are not "transitionals", but rather stand alone under their own merit as recreationally encouraging and helpful.

I went from analog to electric because I found...
08-11-19, 03:00 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

12 miles today, mostly testing out one of my old...

12 miles today, mostly testing out one of my old saddles on the new Giant ebike. Didn't like the brand new noseless saddle I'd just purchased - it was too fat aft of the bobbed nose and that extra...
08-11-19, 02:45 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Thanks! That was a really good little article.

Thanks! That was a really good little article.
08-11-19, 02:37 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

We have an electric car - the 2018 Nissan Leaf...

We have an electric car - the 2018 Nissan Leaf which gets a 151 mile range from a 40kw battery. The 2019 Leaf+ with all the options and higher trim gets 215 miles off a 63kw battery, but is lots...
08-11-19, 12:42 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Ebike #1...

Ebike #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) (converted 1991 21 speed steel hybrid) has a 250w hub and thumb throttle only. 20 mile battery weighs 4.5 lbs. the hub...
08-11-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,150
Posted By momsonherbike

Andrea didn't coin the "analog bike" term - lots...

Andrea didn't coin the "analog bike" term - lots of us have been using that nomenclature for years. Probably long before she was old enough to actually throw a leg over an ebike.

Since this study...
08-09-19, 07:41 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

20 miles on the paved roads while DH borrowed my...

20 miles on the paved roads while DH borrowed my tractor for mowing (he lent his temporarily to DS whose antique tractor decided - last week - to call it quits forever). Beautiful morning to ride....
08-08-19, 02:05 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

16 miles yesterday evening on the paved roads....

16 miles yesterday evening on the paved roads. Had to stop riding the gravel roads (for a while) because they were doing a number on my right wrist (guess I was holding the grips too tight, and a lot...
08-02-19, 03:18 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

13 miles on the local gravel roads. Got on the...

13 miles on the local gravel roads. Got on the bike mid morning (after feeding the horses) to beat the heat and the forecast thunderstorms. Chose a different set of roads today, closer to the...
07-31-19, 02:58 AM
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Views: 1,758
Posted By momsonherbike

A horse is a better alternative than a bike if...

A horse is a better alternative than a bike if you had a truly apocalyptic event. A horse can carry more and traverse terrain that a bike can't, plus it refuels on native vegetation. That being said,...
07-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By momsonherbike

Hadn't thought about my bike for a power backup...

Hadn't thought about my bike for a power backup because I have a generator that we use for power outages, and my electric car can be fitted with an external inverter to power household items for well...
Forum: Touring
07-19-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By momsonherbike

You aren't going to be in the boonies by any...

You aren't going to be in the boonies by any stretch of the imagination - you will be in the highly populated northern VA region. There are lots of stores, services, food places, etc, right off the...
07-18-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,145
Posted By momsonherbike

Look at Giant's LaFree E+1. VERY female biker...

Look at Giant's LaFree E+1. VERY female biker friendly. Aluminum bike with a carbon belt drive (no more chains to clean or break or stretch or dirty your leg, no more derailers to break or bend), and...
07-18-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,258
Posted By momsonherbike

OMG! I saw one of these type (tall, thin) robots...

OMG! I saw one of these type (tall, thin) robots today at Martin's grocery store. It was maneuvering very slowly and cautiously down a main aisle, doing its best to avoid the humans walking both ways...
07-16-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

15 miles on the gravel roads this morning - the...

15 miles on the gravel roads this morning - the bike won the toss of the coin of "do I ride the horse or bike". At least I don't have to hose off a sweaty bike afterwards. Just myself. ;) Temps in...
07-14-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,152
Posted By momsonherbike

Well, my oh my. We do have a lot in common! I'm...

Well, my oh my. We do have a lot in common! I'm 66, a grandma, and truly do love the simplicity and feeling of riding a bike just like I did as a kid. No racing (not interested except I do love to...
07-14-19, 06:34 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

10 miles on the quiet local rural gravel roads...

10 miles on the quiet local rural gravel roads with the new Giant fat tired carbon belt e-assist. Started out with the sun setting because biking any earlier meant enduring 90 degrees with a humidity...
07-14-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,152
Posted By momsonherbike

Naw, not going to banter with you. Read whatever...

Naw, not going to banter with you. Read whatever history you like to support your rigid elitist views. I know that the original bicycles didn't come with pedals or chains either. One had to push...
07-14-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,152
Posted By momsonherbike

linberl - You're wasting your breath trying to...

linberl - You're wasting your breath trying to educate the haters. Face it - for them the only machine worthy of the nomenclature "bicycle" is what they define via their strict sports religious...
07-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,581
Posted By momsonherbike

Ten.

Ten.
07-10-19, 03:45 PM
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Posted By momsonherbike

Was the answer my son gave one day to his dad...

Was the answer my son gave one day to his dad when hubby was looking for me and couldn't find me around the house or in the barn.

:D
07-09-19, 12:37 AM
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Views: 2,330,543
Posted By momsonherbike

Yup, my standard 10 mile gravel road ride. Having...

Yup, my standard 10 mile gravel road ride. Having to ride at near sunset because of the unrelenting heat and humidity means a short ride is better than no ride at all. Unfortunately, the...
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