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08-23-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,975
Posted By bakerjw

Welcome to the Appalachians. Here in N.E....

Welcome to the Appalachians. Here in N.E. Tennessee, we refer to roadside memorials as redneck speed limit signs. Every time you see one you should slow down by another 5 miles an hour. Virtually all...
08-23-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,011
Posted By bakerjw

If I get water from a place of business, I...

If I get water from a place of business, I usually buy a few things from them. But that's usually a few hours into a long ride so I can use something.

Out in the wilderness though, I often use a...
08-20-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,681
Posted By bakerjw

I left work today down a 1/2 mile descent to a...

I left work today down a 1/2 mile descent to a top light. Luckily there were 4 cars ahead of me, but I could hear a dump truck idling behind me. When the light turned green, I was able to stick to...
08-20-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,610
Posted By bakerjw

Yep. And equally so when out on gravel mountain...

Yep. And equally so when out on gravel mountain roads as you never know who you might run across out there past the locked gates.
A couple of years ago on my birthday ride (I ride my age in miles) I...
08-20-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bakerjw

In a few days, we're packing our mountain tandem...

In a few days, we're packing our mountain tandem for a 1 way trip to Calgary.
One box for the wheels, seats, handlebars, and a few other items.
One box for the frame (S&S couplers) and whatever...
08-20-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,549
Posted By bakerjw

To be helpful. Side load cages would work well. ...

To be helpful. Side load cages would work well.

On other side topics. On hot days, I drink a lot of water prior to riding.
There are the 2 extremes with heat. High humidity and low humidity. When...
08-20-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,011
Posted By bakerjw

What if you only have an eyebrow?

What if you only have an eyebrow?
08-20-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,631
Posted By bakerjw

I don't ride my road bike or our road tandem...

I don't ride my road bike or our road tandem through more than an inch of water. But I've been caught in the rain several times with no ill effect.

Now, my mountain bike, my bikepacking bike and...
08-20-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,449
Posted By bakerjw

I love Endura products. But, I have some LG...

I love Endura products.

But, I have some LG gear that has held up well.

As for padding in bibs, I ditched the padding years ago.
Forum: Northeast
08-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned. This will come back to haunt you....

As mentioned. This will come back to haunt you. Not paying it will just get a charge of failure to appear added and a possible warrant.
08-18-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By bakerjw

Although not quite my style, I could see that...

Although not quite my style, I could see that being turned into a very fun bike. It does have a certain appeal to it.
08-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By bakerjw

I lived in central Illinois from birth up until...

I lived in central Illinois from birth up until 2006 which is when I moved to Tennessee. A year back, my wife and I went back to visit and I took my road bike along to put in some flat land miles....
08-16-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By bakerjw

As mentioned, contact the manufacturer if you...

As mentioned, contact the manufacturer if you know who it is. That is one bad thing about chicom carbon. There is no accountability on their end.

Take the piece that you cut off and lightly sand...
08-15-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,681
Posted By bakerjw

I am a courteous cyclist. When a car gives me...

I am a courteous cyclist. When a car gives me wide berth, I wave and give a thumbs up as conditions permit. If I am grinding up a hill, I'll slow at a clear spot and wave cars around. I get a lot of...
08-15-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,610
Posted By bakerjw

SYG was brought into the mix in your very first...

SYG was brought into the mix in your very first post. That brings up subject matter that tends to get threads sidetracked real quickly and the mods then shut them down. I read the first post and...
08-15-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By bakerjw

I was running some Hutchinson 700c-28 tubeless...

I was running some Hutchinson 700c-28 tubeless tires but ended up having just a tad a bit of a frame rub. I cheaped out and picked up some Hutchinson 700c-25 all season tires. They are heavier, my...
08-15-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,681
Posted By bakerjw

As I have mentioned before, the soot in diesel...

As I have mentioned before, the soot in diesel smoke is a known carcinogen. People who "Roll coal" are intentionally exposing people to a harmful substance that can cause cancer. It is no different...
08-14-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,358
Posted By bakerjw

I was thinking the same thing. Although I live in...

I was thinking the same thing. Although I live in Tennessee where I can get 1,000 feet on an average commute.

ETA...

Our local road club holds a regular ride and I don't recall ever having...
08-14-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By bakerjw

I LOVE MY RIVETS!!!!! I have a black Rivet...

I LOVE MY RIVETS!!!!!
I have a black Rivet Imogene on Effie which is my main bikepacking bike. I even run one on my road bike and my play mountain bike.
Once the tension is set right, it is good...
08-14-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,358
Posted By bakerjw

Group rides are hit or miss. Some don't mind...

Group rides are hit or miss.
Some don't mind people tagging along while others are of the "We'll yell at you" variety.
Some groups welcome other riders while some do their own things.
It never...
08-14-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,572
Posted By bakerjw

Well that absolutely $%&%* sucks. Although...

Well that absolutely $%&%* sucks.
Although there might not be much in the way of criminal penalties, a civil trial will screw this driver forever. Any jury who sees the first video will certainly...
08-13-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,741
Posted By bakerjw

When I am out traveling, I buy bike shop jerseys....

When I am out traveling, I buy bike shop jerseys. Pint glasses, coffee cups too.
Unless the people in the shop are dooshes then I don't And I have had that experience.
08-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,654
Posted By bakerjw

I had to look that one up online.

I had to look that one up online.
08-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 896
Posted By bakerjw

Have you looked on Craigs List? You can get some...

Have you looked on Craigs List? You can get some decent bikes on there if you're patient.
I don't recall seeing your budget.
08-09-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By bakerjw

The animal shelter and animal control share the...

The animal shelter and animal control share the same phone and building but have different offices. With the sheer volume of strays in our area, I can only imagine how many phone calls that they get...
08-09-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,420
Posted By bakerjw

Not just a link, but a cross posting link.

Not just a link, but a cross posting link.
08-09-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By bakerjw

I love my county animal control people.

We all get chased by dogs. It is just one of the common hazards for cyclists. Where I ride, we have a few "usual suspects", one of which we call Scraps. A little mutt dog that loves to run along when...
08-09-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
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Posted By bakerjw

Mine is 60 right now sitting at my desk. But...

Mine is 60 right now sitting at my desk.
But then again I am cycling my desk cycle on the highest resistance.

At night I usually hit the mid 40s.
08-08-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By bakerjw

I've built up 2 wheelsets with Stans rims on...

I've built up 2 wheelsets with Stans rims on mountain bikes and I have a tubless Swiss set on my road bike. I usually can get them to seat with a hand pump and sometimes even with the valve core...
08-07-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,201
Posted By bakerjw

They've tried to get a wheel tax in our county a...

They've tried to get a wheel tax in our county a few times. It always goes down in flames. I have proposed a tax on car farmers. You know, the people who let abandoned cars rot in the field in the...
08-07-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,246
Posted By bakerjw

Early morning rides are great. Later in the year,...

Early morning rides are great. Later in the year, my commutes in the morning are well before it gets light. The only things to keep in mind.

Critters. Skunks, possums, deer, rabbits and dogs that...
08-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By bakerjw

I've rarely had a tubeless tire not plug as long...

I've rarely had a tubeless tire not plug as long as the sealant inside has been good.

Last year on the Tour Divide, my son took a nick in the side of his Vittoria Mezcals that would not seal for...
08-06-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,681
Posted By bakerjw

Very well said. I often do these same things...

Very well said. I often do these same things especially on my morning commutes and for the most part people seem to be appreciative. I've also seen things that livedarklions has mentioned. i.e....
08-02-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,959
Posted By bakerjw

You ought to see my afternoon commute. 1/2 mile...

You ought to see my afternoon commute. 1/2 mile downhill to a stop light one of the busier intersections in the area. The best scenario is if it is red and I am 3 or 4 cars behind the lead car. Once...
08-02-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,681
Posted By bakerjw

I love it when the passenger yells something...

I love it when the passenger yells something behind the anonymity that the door pillar provides. I usually point at my ear and shrug like I didn't hear what they said. If I catch up to them, I ask...
08-01-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By bakerjw

I loved my SA. But... They had a habit of rails...

I loved my SA. But... They had a habit of rails bending and I couldn't trust them for long distance bike packing.
I do love my Rivets though
08-01-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,920
Posted By bakerjw

Hard being 43???? I recently had some back...

Hard being 43????

I recently had some back issues and went to a chiroquackter. I learned some very useful exercises to help limber up my back vertebrae quite a bit. If I keep up with them the...
07-31-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,254
Posted By bakerjw

As advised, you're best off looking for a used...

As advised, you're best off looking for a used name brand bike. Try to find some local bike clubs. A lot of us have way too many bikes on our hands. I typically give the older ones away to gain bike...
07-31-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 630
Posted By bakerjw

I would say wrong saddle for you and/or poor...

I would say wrong saddle for you and/or poor angle adjustment of it. The majority of the pressure should only be on your sit bones.
07-31-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By bakerjw

I use some pepper spray that I pick up from our...

I use some pepper spray that I pick up from our local outdoor store. They key is to have it readily available when needed. This comes with a clip that I clip to my jersey. I have considered getting a...
07-31-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By bakerjw

I bought one after dealing with my first bent...

I bought one after dealing with my first bent hanger. We could not get it to shift right for anything. As soon as I saw the shop pull out their tool, I knew exactly what the problem was. Since we...
07-31-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 237
Posted By bakerjw

Not trying to be snarky, but search is your...

Not trying to be snarky, but search is your friend

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1177920-anyone-ride-nubike.html
07-31-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By bakerjw

We have a remote group that works in Istanbul....

We have a remote group that works in Istanbul. I'll see if any of them ride and point them this way.
07-30-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By bakerjw

I've no horse in the game, I am just trying to...

I've no horse in the game, I am just trying to understand the layout a bit better. She was hit in the left hand lane. In looking at the stretch of road on Google maps, the highway is 4 lanes with a...
07-30-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,408
Posted By bakerjw

Good insights in this thread. Ever since we got...

Good insights in this thread. Ever since we got our first tandem, we've been running Gatorskins. They've performed admirably for us with minimal road stoppages. I cannot say the F word. We did hit a...
07-30-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bakerjw

You're backwards there dsaul but I know what...

You're backwards there dsaul but I know what you're talking about. I used to use a similar device to run TA hubs on a QR fork.
The OP has QR wheels and the mount is through axle.
07-30-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By bakerjw

Sometimes you just have to try something and see...

Sometimes you just have to try something and see for yourself. The placebo effect comes into play but sometimes things do make a difference.
07-30-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,565
Posted By bakerjw

Kind of like when you are on a group ride where...

Kind of like when you are on a group ride where people are maintaining 2 abreast and someone decides to pass and crosses the yellow line and into potential oncoming traffic.

The race route was on...
Forum: Recumbent
07-29-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By bakerjw

Our LBS, before they closed, used to sell...

Our LBS, before they closed, used to sell Terratrikes. A couple bought a tandem version and rode it across the country. The wife was overweight but lost a lot of it and they had a blast.
07-29-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By bakerjw

I cannot count the number of buttons on the...

I cannot count the number of buttons on the steering wheel of my new Jeep Cherokee or Ford F-150. I do know that they are a bit different and it'd be nice if there was a standard.

Much of what is...
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