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07-16-19, 07:50 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Out this morning for a modest ten mile ride with...

Out this morning for a modest ten mile ride with spouse/stoker on single bikes. Rode though several neighborhoods we don’t normally frequent. No hills.
07-15-19, 09:44 PM
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Posted By JanMM

34 miles this morning on a club M-W-F ride with...

34 miles this morning on a club M-W-F ride with about a dozen other riders, men and women, most of whom have age-related non-working syndrome.
07-14-19, 08:44 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Friday: 37 flat miles on M-W-F club repeating...

Friday: 37 flat miles on M-W-F club repeating ride. Tailwind on the ride out and, of course semi-headwinds on the way back but still averaged faster than my norm.
Saturday: Helped with our club's...
07-14-19, 08:47 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Good that the ER helped you to recover. Ludicrous...

Good that the ER helped you to recover. Ludicrous Temperatures are even more dangerous than Crazy Hot!

Getting back to the topic of charlie horses - my leg muscle cramping generally occurs early...
07-13-19, 08:01 PM
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Posted By JanMM

This past Wed-Thurs, we took our tandem to a...

This past Wed-Thurs, we took our tandem to a Cardinal Greenway trailhead about 25 miles south of Muncie, IN. Rode to Muncie, explored Ball State University campus and surrounding area, where stoker...
07-09-19, 08:18 PM
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Posted By JanMM

25 mile ride this morning - spouse rode her...

25 mile ride this morning - spouse rode her e-assist hybrid bike and I rode my long wheelbase ti ‘bent. Quite a few mild hills and rollers. Averaged 14 mph, which is 1-2 mph faster than our typical...
07-09-19, 08:06 PM
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Posted By JanMM

I wore compression socks and then compression...

I wore compression socks and then compression calf sleeves while recovering from a shin contusion. Helped control swelling but can’t say I felt any faster.
07-09-19, 10:59 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Yes - arm coolers do the job for my arms.

Yes - arm coolers do the job for my arms.
07-08-19, 09:14 PM
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Posted By JanMM

And now it's a thirteen year old Zombie Thread!

And now it's a thirteen year old Zombie Thread!
07-06-19, 06:46 PM
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Posted By JanMM

51 miles this morning on the club's annual...

51 miles this morning on the club's annual Cemetery Ride which passed by 18 different cemeteries in Morgan County. There were some hills, but some of them went down.
07-04-19, 07:03 PM
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Posted By JanMM

29 miles this morning on our tandem club's annual...

29 miles this morning on our tandem club's annual 4th of July ride. Midway stop at Dairy Queen in Sheridan IN and then lunch at an Italian diner in Westfield IN at the end. A large chunk of the...
07-02-19, 09:13 PM
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Posted By JanMM

This thread had been asleep since 2009 until this...

This thread had been asleep since 2009 until this evening. Zombie Thread Alert!

Have you tried one of those automotive valve extenders?
07-01-19, 08:32 PM
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Posted By JanMM

24 mile tandem ride this morning. One of our...

24 mile tandem ride this morning. One of our usual routes with nice rollers.
16 mile solo ride to downtown Indy and back to meet for discussion of club bike rides in support of the IndyCrit on July...
06-30-19, 01:58 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Slingshot Bikes | Road Fold-Tech Bike...

Slingshot Bikes | Road Fold-Tech Bike (http://www.slingshotbikes.com/road-foldtech.php)

Never seen one.
06-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By JanMM

Mace's website talks mostly about using it for...

Mace's website talks mostly about using it for against humans for personal protection/safety but doesn't mention - that I could find - using it on dogs.
Halt! touts their products as being for...
06-29-19, 07:16 PM
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Posted By JanMM

48 mile ride this morning to Shelbyville and back...

48 mile ride this morning to Shelbyville and back with 3 other guys who live on Metro Indy's southside. Pretty flat and lots of truly rural roads, some of which are in excellent condition!
06-28-19, 08:12 PM
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Posted By JanMM

I haven't plugged numbers into the calculator...

I haven't plugged numbers into the calculator recently, when I last did that I ended up using 85 front/75 rear for our recumbent tandem with Schwalbe Marathon Racers 1.5" tires (406/559). This...
06-28-19, 04:19 PM
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Posted By JanMM

25 mile ride this morning from home to our south...

25 mile ride this morning from home to our south and back. Mix of suburban and rural roads. Several sets of fun rollers. Rode my ti long wheelbase 'bent, and spouse rode her Trek e-assist bike....
06-26-19, 12:32 PM
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Posted By JanMM

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride...

40 miles this morning on a repeating club ride with 15 others. Mostly flat country roads with 4 climbs over I-65. Two each way.
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By JanMM

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger...

All else being equal, smaller wheels are stronger than larger wheels.
06-25-19, 07:52 AM
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Posted By JanMM

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:

That wouldn't be good! :twitchy:
06-24-19, 09:39 PM
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Views: 478
Posted By JanMM

Yes they have gone too far. if you buy a set of...

Yes they have gone too far.
if you buy a set of wheels that size, gotta buy a frame and fork that fits them, too.
06-24-19, 09:03 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the...

Ten mile ride from home this afternoon after the rain went away (and before it came back later.).
No flats today, unlike Sunday when front tire caught a tiny sharp piece of glass. Very boring story...
06-24-19, 08:28 PM
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Posted By JanMM

'bomber track' = Bombtrack ...

'bomber track' = Bombtrack Beyond 1 MATT METALLIC BLUE 2019 ? Bombtrack (http://bombtrack.com/beyond-1-blue-2/)
I was puzzling over your buying an acrobat, too, in a previous...
06-24-19, 07:21 AM
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Posted By JanMM

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and...

Strangely enough, it’s illegal in Indiana and other locations to use a whistle when bicycling. Probably going back to olden times when police used whistles.
i have carried Halt for dogs in the past...
06-22-19, 11:06 AM
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Posted By JanMM

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One...

37 miles on a club ride this morning. One challenging hill on the route - not a problem, which was not always the case.
06-21-19, 08:46 PM
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Posted By JanMM

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but...

17 mile ride this morning with spouse/stoker but today on single bikes - she on her Trek Verge+ and me on my short wheelbase RANS V-Rex. Warm and sunny, kind of like Summer. Wait..........it is...
06-19-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By JanMM

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club...

33 miles this morning on M-W-F repeating club ride mostly on country roads south of Indy. Riders mostly unemployed senior citizens like me except some/many of them are faster than me. I was able to...
06-19-19, 02:03 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Note to others who were scratching their heads ->...

Note to others who were scratching their heads -> the 'bike' in question is a trainer.
06-19-19, 01:51 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By JanMM

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima...

Haven't used aero bars - still using round yakima crossbars but using them with yakima landing pads on two Mazda's. Both cars came with threaded holes in the roof for mounting roof racks. Landing...
06-19-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By JanMM

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by...

Types of clipless systems covered in detail by others.
No such thing as 'clipped pedals' but we know what you mean. Which is pedals with toe clips. Traditional toe clips used straps but there...
06-17-19, 08:41 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes...

Not exactly normal shoes but most SPD-style shoes have recessed cleats, making them walkable.
06-17-19, 08:37 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes"...

Plus the sticker brags: "All Steel Tubes" !
06-17-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By JanMM

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent...

13 mile ride this morning riding my ti 'bent chasing and being chased by spouse on her new e-assist Trek.
06-17-19, 07:57 AM
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Posted By JanMM

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling...

'clipless' is a confusing piece of cycling language because it was first used to describe pedals without toe clips but with a foot retention mechanism that made use of a cleat on the shoe. But it did...
06-16-19, 08:00 PM
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Views: 580
Posted By JanMM

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some...

Correct. OP mentioned loud vs quiet and some folks assume there must be something wrong with a freehub that's louder than what they are used to.
06-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By JanMM

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you...

Have never heard of the brand, either. Did you look at the bike in person or online?
A bike shop can fix problems that might be difficult to deal with for online purchases. I've never heard of...
06-16-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By JanMM

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will...

Self-fulfilling prophecy: Believing that you will fall over because you are using clipless pedals can increase the chances of your falling over. I've never fallen over related to toe clips or...
06-16-19, 02:19 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Saturday - rained cats and rats off and on much...

Saturday - rained cats and rats off and on much of the day. No cycling, just a walk around neighborhood with spouse.
Today - 14 mile tandem ride with spouse/stoker.
06-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By JanMM

Unless a freehub is louder because it is...

Unless a freehub is louder because it is self-destructing, generally there is no correlation between sound level and quality of the mechanism.
06-15-19, 12:26 PM
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Posted By JanMM

"Electrolytes are minerals...

"Electrolytes are minerals (https://medlineplus.gov/minerals.html) in your body that have an electric charge. They are in your blood, urine, tissues, and other body fluids." Read all about it:...
06-14-19, 09:07 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Did the Friday version of the M-W-F ride today....

Did the Friday version of the M-W-F ride today. About 1 mph slower today. kept up with the fast kids for first part of ride but not the return trip.
06-14-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By JanMM

You don't have to use caged balls for the headset...

You don't have to use caged balls for the headset or bottom bracket. Loose balls work fine, better in some respects. Put in enough to fill, then remove one ball.
06-14-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,218
Posted By JanMM

Much much less than $150 for the Nashbar...

Much much less than $150 for the Nashbar magnesium spd-style pedals I've used for a few years. Don't know who actually made them.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48064480381_928afe7a5f_c.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,167
Posted By JanMM

Still have not measured the CdA of my bikes. ...

Still have not measured the CdA of my bikes.
But do have a general idea of what CdA means.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 22,982
Posted By JanMM

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 3765.6 (4185.8 total) [89/77]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 3474 (3659 total miles YTD)
Gregf83 (BC) _______________ 2717 (3626 total)[81/93]
mgw4jc (NC)...
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Posted By JanMM

Yeah, that's pretty...

Yeah, that's pretty unusual.................................
06-12-19, 08:32 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Tues: 15 mile ride accompanying wife on first...

Tues: 15 mile ride accompanying wife on first ride on her e-assist bike. Had trouble keeping up with her a few times. She will continue to be turbocharger/stoker on our tandem.
Today: 35 miles on a...
06-10-19, 03:30 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Saturday: 21 miles as the mentor for short route...

Saturday: 21 miles as the mentor for short route of our club's annual picnic ride. (L, M, S rides followed by picnic at a park.)
Today: 36 mile repeating club ride. Flat except for climbs over I-65....
06-05-19, 08:20 PM
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Posted By JanMM

Today - 11 tandem miles early afternoon. One...

Today - 11 tandem miles early afternoon. One short steep hill. Poured down rain late afternoon.
Yesterday - 19 long wheelbase ti miles with a few mild hills/rollers.
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