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04-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By BlazingPedals

Today was my first group ride this year. As I...

Today was my first group ride this year. As I stated above, the group's speed was my speed, in this case 33 miles at 19.2 mph. I could not have done this on my own, and rather than slowing for them,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-16-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By BlazingPedals

Obviously a customized Linear.

Obviously a customized Linear.
04-12-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,191
Posted By BlazingPedals

Rental electric scooters, at least, tend to be...

Rental electric scooters, at least, tend to be governed to 12 mph. Not very hard to pass one.
Forum: Recumbent
04-11-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By BlazingPedals

Sorry I posted that to the wrong thread. It...

Sorry I posted that to the wrong thread. It should have gone in the "time to diversify" thread. That thread was originally posted to the General forum and got moved here; but Ryda and various upright...
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By BlazingPedals

Chain tubes shouldn't cause any noise. If the...

Chain tubes shouldn't cause any noise. If the chain enters/exits at an angle, and the tube isn't flared, it can make some noise. I have tubes on the power side of several bikes and they're quiet....
Forum: Recumbent
04-09-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't know what a "Ram V" is. Do you mean a...

I don't know what a "Ram V" is. Do you mean a RANS V-Rex? From what I can find, the internal dimensions of a DA-16 rim are 16.3mm. Using Sheldon Brown's chart (linked by VegasTriker) you could safely...
04-09-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,919
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can accomplish the same thing by just buying...

You can accomplish the same thing by just buying a new fork with a longer steerer. I once saw a guy who had about 6 inches of spacer on his steerer.
04-09-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,050
Posted By BlazingPedals

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough...

You can't draft me. I mean, there's not enough draft back there to help you. I've had people try to latch on, and complain there's nothing there, as if I owe it to them. To me, having a draft is a...
04-09-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By BlazingPedals

My average for one hour tends to depend on what...

My average for one hour tends to depend on what the group is doing, not what I'm capable of. I may hang at the back or I may zoom off the front for a few miles and do circles in a parking lot until...
04-05-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By BlazingPedals

Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on...

Not sure what you're referring to here. Advice on dealing with Covid has changed somewhat over time as we learned more about it, but nothing has been contradicted.
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's...

Your prostate isn't between your sitz bones, it's up near the base of your bladder. What runs through the area in question is nerves and blood vessels. Nobody wants pressure there whether their...
04-05-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By BlazingPedals

It won't do anything bad WRT handling. Personally...

It won't do anything bad WRT handling. Personally a 3mm difference at that size isn't worth the cost of buying a new tire. I suppose if your rear tire was worn out you could try replacing it with the...
04-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,045
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken...

It's good to hear you're on the mend. Broken collarbone is a pretty common injury for cyclists - well, upright cyclists anyway! So you're not alone. Lots of people here have been in your shoes and...
04-04-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By BlazingPedals

Back to the original question. I went out today...

Back to the original question. I went out today and did 16.6 miles in just over 1 hour. Something like 16.3 average. That's probably about what I expect first thing in the spring, except that it'd be...
04-04-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,587
Posted By BlazingPedals

I have found that you can go faster if you don't...

I have found that you can go faster if you don't rely on the brakes to get you there.
04-03-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,772
Posted By BlazingPedals

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that...

I've never ridden drunk, and I presume that riding high would be a similar experience. If you have an abuse problem, you'd probably think it was great; normal people would not feel comfortable with...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By BlazingPedals

Until OP can provide a link to a pic, there's not...

Until OP can provide a link to a pic, there's not much we can do other than make guesses. Anyway, OP still only has one post from 2 days ago, so was probably treating this forum as a wiki and is...
Forum: Recumbent
04-03-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By BlazingPedals

Upright riders continue to go at it with Ryda,...

Upright riders continue to go at it with Ryda, even after the thread has been moved to recumbents. In effect, he started a war there and then brought it here.
04-03-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By BlazingPedals

In February of 2020, I came down with Influenza...

In February of 2020, I came down with Influenza 'A', which was bad enough that I went in and got tested. It was not covid. I had gotten the flu vaccine in the fall, but apparently it didn't cover...
04-01-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 982
Posted By BlazingPedals

I had it in September of 2020. Pretty much all...

I had it in September of 2020. Pretty much all month. It took my strength and conditioning basically down to nothing. The first few days after being released from the hospital, I needed a nap after...
03-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By BlazingPedals

On a bike, your best protection is going to be...

On a bike, your best protection is going to be protective clothing (rainsuits.) And they're not perfect either. I agree with 10 wheels - for best protection, get a velomobile. Be prepared for sticker...
Forum: Recumbent
03-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By BlazingPedals

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch...

Might as well get a recliner bike now that couch bike is no longer around.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/362x270/couchbicycle_d4cb2fdd5b6424e7eeaf7a6fab9411ac1039e1ec.jpg
03-18-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,912
Posted By BlazingPedals

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the...

If she's on the sidewalk, then she's not in the road, and which side she's on doesn't matter. Almost by definition, sidewalks aren't directional.
03-18-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,298
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what...

I'm not a racer and never will be. But from what I've heard, you definitely want 5. That's the 'beginner' class. If you do well there, you can always move up next time.
Forum: Great Lakes
03-18-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By BlazingPedals

Charters can move you from the end point/parking...

Charters can move you from the end point/parking area to the start, they provide a smaller campsite each night as opposed to the 'group site' that you'd use otherwise. They usually provide a...
Forum: Recumbent
03-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By BlazingPedals

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a...

As noted above, if it has 3 wheels, it is a trike.

The Sunseeker EZ-3 USX HD is rated for 400 lbs. Sunseeker has the advantage that it is in the catalog that almost all bikes shops use, and can be...
03-14-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By BlazingPedals

Answer away. But he's gone already.

Answer away. But he's gone already.
03-14-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By BlazingPedals

Typical one-post wonder. Treats us as if the site...

Typical one-post wonder. Treats us as if the site was a bike-wiki, with panels of experts just waiting to answer difficult called-in questions from listeners. Short answer: if there are decals/names,...
03-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,071
Posted By BlazingPedals

I'm still trying to decide if this OP is real. On...

I'm still trying to decide if this OP is real. On the off-chance that he is, the complaint is that if he uses a larger chainring it will hit the chain stay. In that case, just use a longer bottom...
03-14-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By BlazingPedals

Work your way up to 25-30 mile rides on week...

Work your way up to 25-30 mile rides on week evenings, and once you get there gradually increase the intensity. 500 miles/week not required. In fact, for aerobic conditioning, about an hour of...
03-12-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,051
Posted By BlazingPedals

Ex-'R' brancher here. When I was in, I asked for...

Ex-'R' brancher here. When I was in, I asked for Europe, so of course I got... Anchorage. It was nice but just not the same!

Anyway, back to bikes, I had a nice bike with me then, (late 70s) but...
03-12-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,622
Posted By BlazingPedals

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears...

Who's more pretentious - someone who wears clothes specifically designed to function well for their sport, or someone who doesn't but looks down on those who do?
Forum: Recumbent
03-11-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,795
Posted By BlazingPedals

It's all what's important to you. I am only good...

It's all what's important to you. I am only good down to 3.5-4 mph, but OTOH if I have to stop, I don't have to get off my seat to put a foot (or hand) down.
03-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 164
Posted By BlazingPedals

You'll have to be a little more specific.

You'll have to be a little more specific.
03-08-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By BlazingPedals

No idea, but probably some commuter-style bike. I...

No idea, but probably some commuter-style bike. I saw one reference that said a script had him getting a speeding ticket while riding the bike, whereas the bike had gearing that made doing that...
03-07-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 796
Posted By BlazingPedals

Your question seems to be based on the premise...

Your question seems to be based on the premise that we all ride alone.
03-06-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,051
Posted By BlazingPedals

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as...

Yes, I was on my Baron lowracer, which is not as low or as aero as my avatar bike.
03-06-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,051
Posted By BlazingPedals

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had...

Probably true. One year I was doing BRAT and had installed a 58T chainring especially for the ride. On the last day, I was coasting down a moderately large but not particularly steep hill and noted...
03-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,543
Posted By BlazingPedals

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I...

Well, since you don't keep track of your miles, I hope you use the extra time you have to wave at everyone.
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By BlazingPedals

I suspected that to be the case but wasn't...

I suspected that to be the case but wasn't curious enough about it to research. How could anyone with "recumbent" in their alias not know about comparative recumbent prices?
03-05-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By BlazingPedals

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially...

Wow, that's pretty impressive, especially considering you're using a 22-24 inch fixed gear.
03-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By BlazingPedals

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big...

You're right, a 54 or 56 cm bike would be too big for you, but I'm not sure how that would contribute to cervical syndrome. If you want to go more-upright, you should get a cruiser or a hybrid. A...
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By BlazingPedals

What's up with your boom and BB? The main tube...

What's up with your boom and BB? The main tube looks square but the boom is round? DId you get that idea from this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkz7bnYfuOI
Forum: Recumbent
03-05-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 928
Posted By BlazingPedals

One of the lowest-prices recumbents you'll find,...

One of the lowest-prices recumbents you'll find, but "a lil bit expensive?" There's always used, or BYO (build your own)...
03-01-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,550
Posted By BlazingPedals

Nice footage. Here in Michigan this past weekend...

Nice footage. Here in Michigan this past weekend was warmer (40s) but with threats of rain. Rain is no fun at 45F. I'm hoping for an outdoor ride this coming weekend.
03-01-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,938
Posted By BlazingPedals

Stepping away from the entertaining sideshow and...

Stepping away from the entertaining sideshow and back to EdWords for a minute:



By "rougn trails" if you mean dirt, chipped stone, or gravel, then you just need wider, heavier tires than a road...
Forum: Recumbent
03-01-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,012
Views: 411,171
Posted By BlazingPedals

I don't remember, Dennis. What was wrong with the...

I don't remember, Dennis. What was wrong with the old one?
03-01-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By BlazingPedals

Is there a way that the forum can disallow...

Is there a way that the forum can disallow postings until the new person has first made a post in Introductions? This place is meant as a watering hole, not an encyclopedia. This is gettin'...
03-01-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 570
Posted By BlazingPedals

OP obviously believes we're a bunch of gurus...

OP obviously believes we're a bunch of gurus sitting on mountaintops, just waiting for the next soul to come along seeking enlightenment. OP, don't worry about unsubscribing, name-calling will get...
Forum: Recumbent
02-27-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,647
Posted By BlazingPedals

Another possibility for seats is Thor. People...

Another possibility for seats is Thor. People who've gotten them really like them.
THOR ? Composite Recumbent Seats (http://www.thorseat.eu/en/thor-composite-recumbent-seats/)
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