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07-19-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By bakerjw

For road riding, I have clip in shoes so that...

For road riding, I have clip in shoes so that doesn't help you much. They have a very stiff sole to them.
But for bikepacking on my single bike and tandem, we use flat pedals which are similar to...
07-18-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By bakerjw

I used to have PVCs on occasion. Then one time my...

I used to have PVCs on occasion. Then one time my PCP prescribed Albuterol and I started having them every several heartbeats. From there, it was 3 years of doctor and cardiologist visits until we...
07-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By bakerjw

It's obviously easy to find matching jerseys and...

It's obviously easy to find matching jerseys and sometimes even jerseys that are tandem themed.
What is difficult is to find something like this design that was produced at one time.

...
07-17-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,962
Posted By bakerjw

Best bang for the buck for me has been aluminum...

Best bang for the buck for me has been aluminum fix it sticks.

I have ridden down portions of the Tour Divide route 3 years in a row and my loving wife has bought me things for my trip almost...
07-17-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By bakerjw

I have found that most cyclists are keenly aware...

I have found that most cyclists are keenly aware of what is going on at stop light controlled intersections and will jump the red to get up to speed ahead of traffic. On the road where I commute, I...
07-17-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,890
Posted By bakerjw

Some intersections are very problematic. There is...

Some intersections are very problematic. There is one on my commute home where, in the last couple of months, I've had 3 cars pull in front of me when I am clearly in view. The other afternoon, a...
07-14-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 827
Posted By bakerjw

Around here, being in the mountains and all, we...

Around here, being in the mountains and all, we don't have too many straight roads. There are some that will put a rising or setting sun right in line with the road and although I try to avoid those...
07-14-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,308
Posted By bakerjw

Shouldn't be that complicated. Food, IMHO, is a...

Shouldn't be that complicated. Food, IMHO, is a minimal concern. Water is much more important.
I carry a lot of water but I also carry a Sawyer filter. But with that, I will not drink water...
07-10-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By bakerjw

I have used the little square ones in the past...

I have used the little square ones in the past and they were very effective. The only problem was that when I went running, I would oftentimes look up where the mirror is on my helmet.
07-10-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,366
Posted By bakerjw

I read an article by a woman triathlete who was...

I read an article by a woman triathlete who was trying to lose that type of weight. She was calorie conscious and regularly training but couldn't get rid of it. The article referenced a study that...
07-10-19, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By bakerjw

From their video, it doesn't look like their...

From their video, it doesn't look like their riders were fit to any of the bikes correctly. Too much knee bend at the bottom of the stroke. We all know the sweet spot between not enough knee...
07-09-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By bakerjw

The human body is quite adaptable especially with...

The human body is quite adaptable especially with the intermixing of people as travel increased.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,283
Views: 34,041
Posted By bakerjw

Some back issues have had me down for the last...

Some back issues have had me down for the last few weeks so I've not been cycling like I would like. That includes commuting.

FWIW, I live 4.5 miles from work which IMHO is too short of a distance...
07-09-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By bakerjw

I lost weight on the Atkins diet. I didn't feel...

I lost weight on the Atkins diet. I didn't feel bad other than missing carbs. I wasn't exercising at the time too.

I lost even more weight with a low glycemic index diet. Very coarse grains,...
07-09-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,513
Posted By bakerjw

I work with Germans, many of which cycle. If...

I work with Germans, many of which cycle. If their lights do not work, they walk their bikes. If their lights stop for any reason, they walk their bikes. They are quite the oddity. The joke here at...
07-09-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By bakerjw

Ever ride a tandem? We hear the same things...

Ever ride a tandem? We hear the same things yelled at us all the darn time. Usually "She's not pedaling."
07-09-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 24,433
Views: 2,281,225
Posted By bakerjw

Yep. 16.5 mile commute to work. I live 4.5 from...

Yep. 16.5 mile commute to work. I live 4.5 from work but it isn't worth riding for that small of a distance so I add on an extra 12.
This afternoon will be a 17.2 mile commute home. Same route but...
07-08-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,828
Posted By bakerjw

I don't see this too often. The people that I...

I don't see this too often. The people that I usually see on the road are picking aluminum cans out of the ditches.

When I run, it is on the road but we have no sidewalks out here. When I do some...
07-08-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 862
Posted By bakerjw

Tandem jerseys?

Anyone know of any sources for tandem jerseys? I mean other than typical google searches which bring up the same places.
My wife and I are specifically looking for mountain tandem jerseys if...
07-08-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,204
Posted By bakerjw

Not to derail a thread. My wife has been...

Not to derail a thread.
My wife has been visually impaired her entire life too. She can see well enough to have been able to ride her bike to and from where she used to work though. That said, her...
07-07-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,530
Posted By bakerjw

Succinct and to the point. Thanks for posting.

Succinct and to the point.
Thanks for posting.
07-07-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,083
Posted By bakerjw

Feel good story of the day due to it's rarity. ...

Feel good story of the day due to it's rarity.

Glad that you're okay. As anyone with a lot of time on the road will attest, we have to develop a 6th sense as to what drivers are going to do and...
07-07-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,988
Posted By bakerjw

FWIW... I view processed starches as being one of...

FWIW... I view processed starches as being one of the biggest culprits to obesity.
1 - Consume highly processed starch (white bread, white pasta, etc...) <- High glycemic index.
2 - Enzymes in the...
07-06-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By bakerjw

None taken. I am not sure if that is sheer...

None taken. I am not sure if that is sheer numbers or per capita.
I do know that enforcing that law here would be like shooting ducks in a barrel.
07-02-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,659
Posted By bakerjw

From the article. The Bontrager MIPS helmet had a...

From the article. The Bontrager MIPS helmet had a buckle break.
07-02-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,429
Posted By bakerjw

A couple of weekends ago, my back started acting...

A couple of weekends ago, my back started acting up on me. Ended up going to a chiropractor. I have a compressed disk between the L4 and L5 vertebrae. With some special stretching exercises, I can...
07-02-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,513
Posted By bakerjw

This thread makes for a good awareness thread. I...

This thread makes for a good awareness thread. I just picked up some reflective bands for my ankles for when I commute. I normally run a blinky on the bike and one on the helmet.
Bands are cheap and...
07-02-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,513
Posted By bakerjw

I used to use leg reflectors. I need to get a set...

I used to use leg reflectors. I need to get a set of them again.
07-01-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By bakerjw

Distracted driver caused deaths and the new TN. Cell phone law

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/local/2019/06/26/tennessee-hands-free-law-what-know-cellphone-driving-ban/1440405001/

It makes it an offense to have a phone in your hand while driving. Every...
06-26-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By bakerjw

#1...

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) PETE bottles start degrading quickly and when exposed to heat will leech antimony. Best to use 1 time and never leave them in...
06-26-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,396
Posted By bakerjw

Oh boy... We don't have anything like that here...

Oh boy... We don't have anything like that here in the Appalachians. We do have a few mile stretch along the Holston River that perhaps is a 1% grade but that is it. All rollers.
06-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,913
Posted By bakerjw

They add weight but are effective. That said, I...

They add weight but are effective.
That said, I run tubeless.
06-26-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,764
Posted By bakerjw

From the second link. It is legal for...

From the second link.

It is legal for cyclists to ride outside of a bike lane in New York City (https://gothamist.com/2017/04/28/nypd_bike_lane_tickets.php) if the bike lane is hazardous due to...
06-25-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By bakerjw

We had the same thing around here. Some good ole...

We had the same thing around here. Some good ole boy with dogs around who would chase cyclists. "Not my dogs. Just strays."
I loathe people like that.
06-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,027
Posted By bakerjw

I don't ride with padded shorts or bibs any more....

I don't ride with padded shorts or bibs any more. That said, I do wear 2 pairs of lycra shorts otherwise there is nothing at all left to the imagination.
06-21-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By bakerjw

It will work fine. Myself, I would shorten it...

It will work fine.
Myself, I would shorten it just a bit so that it flows with the cable lines.
06-21-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,189
Posted By bakerjw

I rarely run my light in strobe mode. The only...

I rarely run my light in strobe mode. The only time that I do is in the morning as it transitions through the grey period between night and day and then, I point it down toward the ground.
Even in...
06-21-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,723
Posted By bakerjw

Yep. I was told in a different forum yesterday...

Yep. I was told in a different forum yesterday how lame I am because I use Strava to gauge my rides and see how I am progressing. I am never going to have a KOM or likely be in the top 10 on any well...
06-20-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,050
Posted By bakerjw

Which one? 2 black 1 matte black 1 blue 1...

Which one?
2 black
1 matte black
1 blue
1 white
1 Yellow - coming soon.
06-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,618
Posted By bakerjw

Ok... That is darned funny...

Ok... That is darned funny...
06-20-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By bakerjw

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame. ...

Heavy or not, that is a darn cool looking frame.

To the OP. I am 5'11" and my wife is 5'. We had Doug Curtiss of Curtlo cycles build us a road and mountain tandem. The mountain tandem has...
06-20-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,984
Posted By bakerjw

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike. ...

I keep mine for if I ever need to sell a bike.
It is a selling point. "New Saddle!!! Never been used."
06-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,979
Posted By bakerjw

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I...

I've seen professional athletes that smoke. I wonder if he started vaping or switched to it from smoking.

That's the thing. People are starting to vape rather than smoke tobacco and they still get...
06-19-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By bakerjw

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement...

One thing to keep in mind is rotational movement on the pedal or float.
On my road bike, I use SPD-SL yellow cleats on the bottoms of my shoes because they have 6 degress of float. There are also...
06-19-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,066
Posted By bakerjw

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a...

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a bad day on the bike...
:tandem:

Hey, it happens.
06-18-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,658
Posted By bakerjw

It is funny how drivers sometimes treat us like...

It is funny how drivers sometimes treat us like deer. Like "OMG! There's a cyclist. What's he going to do. Stay still, he might jump out in front of you."
Makes me and my wife chuckle sometimes. We...
06-18-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,066
Posted By bakerjw

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes...

One reason why I avoid group rides. All it takes is one or 2 morons to put the entire group in a bad light.
06-18-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,618
Posted By bakerjw

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if...

It depends on how they get categorized. IMHO, if it is only pedal assist, then it is an e-bike. If it has a throttle and can go without requiring the rider to pedal, then it is an electric moped and...
06-18-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By bakerjw

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for...

I have a spare wheelset that I keep around for times like these. It is always good to have something to throw on if needed.
06-18-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By bakerjw

Personally, I wouldn't ride it and duct tape will...

Personally, I wouldn't ride it and duct tape will not help hold it together.

Is this the same frame from a year ago???
...
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