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Forum: Touring
06-01-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By GeezerGeek

The recumbent is a Volae 26/26 Voyager ES. The ES...

The recumbent is a Volae 26/26 Voyager ES. The ES is a coupling so the frame can be broken down into two parts. The seat is another matter and will have to be boxed up separately. When assembled it...
Forum: Touring
06-01-15, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By GeezerGeek

Thanks for the suggestions. The bus leaves at...

Thanks for the suggestions. The bus leaves at 9:30AM and our train arrives around 10:10AM so we will just miss it. The next bus leaves at 6:20PM which would drop us off just in time for the sunset....
Forum: Touring
06-01-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By GeezerGeek

Shuttle service around Portland OR

Three of us are about to tour across the USA starting in Sea Side OR. The Amtrak train drops us in Portland OR on June 13 and we want a ride from there to Sea Side. Is there a shuttle service? There...
Forum: Recumbent
08-17-14, 05:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,270
Posted By GeezerGeek

Some people posting on this thread think that...

Some people posting on this thread think that because a chain is twice as long it should last twice as long. Don't forget, all of the chain moves at the same time no matter how long it is. It is true...
Forum: Recumbent
08-16-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,758
Posted By GeezerGeek

Tour Easy Adventure

Retirement is just a few months away and touring is next so I am in the market for a new bike. I have been riding bents for about 20 years now; the first 10 on a LWB Infinity and the last 10 on a SWB...
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,719
Posted By GeezerGeek

New builder in Oregon

Check out http://velocityvelos.com/.
12-23-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 441
Posted By GeezerGeek

My birthday is December 23. One year I opened my...

My birthday is December 23. One year I opened my birthday present and it was one boot. I got the other boot on Xmas eve.
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-06, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,140
Posted By GeezerGeek

What is important is the amount of energy stored...

What is important is the amount of energy stored versus the weight versus the efficiency of converting the energy twice. The cost and safety of the mechanisms can prohibit mass production. Springs...
09-19-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,862
Posted By GeezerGeek

Geezer - I'm a mature man who thinks 'out of the...

Geezer - I'm a mature man who thinks 'out of the box' and so people often find me odd. Been riding bents for 14 years.
Geek - Saw my first computer in the mid 50's and have worked on them for over...
Forum: Recumbent
09-07-06, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,777
Posted By GeezerGeek

Frequent urination

Ever since I got a high racer this spring, I have had to urinate twice as often. It seems that every time the bladder is half full the body says “time to purge”. It's only while riding that bike...
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By GeezerGeek

There is probably more information here than you...

There is probably more information here than you wanted to know but the price is right.
http://www.ihpva.org/com/PracticalInnovations/index.html
12-18-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,901
Posted By GeezerGeek

Don't get angry, embrace the remarks as levity....

Don't get angry, embrace the remarks as levity. (Look at the user name on the left.)

OLD FART! I think not. Mine are fresh -- made daily.
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-05, 01:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By GeezerGeek

You are right, I am behind the times. I tried...

You are right, I am behind the times. I tried several bents 12 years ago and ended up with a LWB. That is all that I have ridden for 12 years. I also agree with your list but would like to add a few...
Forum: Recumbent
10-16-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By GeezerGeek

As an engineer for most of my life I have cases...

As an engineer for most of my life I have cases there are trade offs between desirable aspects of a design. If you make one thing better something else gets worse. The best design is one optimized...
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-05, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By GeezerGeek

Can you post the pictures online?

Can you post the pictures online?
08-05-05, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By GeezerGeek

More pictures

Here is a web page with pictures from a swap meet. (http://www.cachis.com/bikeshow/index.html)
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-05, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By GeezerGeek

Another trike on Ragbrai ...

Another trike on Ragbrai

http://wydra.home.sprynet.com/bannana.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-05, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 799
Posted By GeezerGeek

I prefer USS for comfort and yes they are less...

I prefer USS for comfort and yes they are less efficient at high speeds.
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-05, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By GeezerGeek

Here is a picture of myself on Ragbrai and an arm...

Here is a picture of myself on Ragbrai and an arm powered trike. I respect the guy on the trike.

http://wydra.home.sprynet.com/selfportrait.jpg

http://wydra.home.sprynet.com/armpower.jpg
Forum: Recumbent
08-02-05, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By GeezerGeek

There were two Infinities also. For pictures...

There were two Infinities also. For pictures there is a thread in alt bikes (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=126454)
07-31-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,158
Posted By GeezerGeek

seen on Ragbrai XXXIII

http://wydra.home.sprynet.com/highwheel.jpg

http://wydra.home.sprynet.com/unicycle.jpg

I respect these guys.
07-31-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 105,146
Posted By GeezerGeek

testhttp://wydra.home.sprynet.com/unicycle.jpg

testhttp://wydra.home.sprynet.com/unicycle.jpg
07-19-05, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By GeezerGeek

Worst bike lane

This bike lane (http://images.fok.nl/upload/050710_30560_fietspad.jpg) gets my vote.
05-25-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,402
Posted By GeezerGeek

I have been commuting for about 30 years and...

I have been commuting for about 30 years and during that time the number of other bike commuters that I meet on the road is easily 9 times more than 30 years ago. In my company the number of...
05-23-05, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By GeezerGeek

If you believe the 20 mile marker, then all you...

If you believe the 20 mile marker, then all you have to do is bump up the number in the computer for tire size by 20/19.2 which is the old number times 1.04166666667
Forum: Foo
05-22-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,143
Posted By GeezerGeek

Don't have one, don't want one, won't get one....

Don't have one, don't want one, won't get one. Why pay to have telemarketers bug you?
05-22-05, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By GeezerGeek

And so bicycling has finally come full circle....

And so bicycling has finally come full circle. Pictures of earliest bikes. (http://members.aol.com/bicyclemus/bike_museum/PHbikbio.htm)
Forum: Commuting
05-22-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,349
Posted By GeezerGeek

A funny thing happened last week. While riding my...

A funny thing happened last week. While riding my bent on a road less traveled, a school bus starts to follow me. It followed for about two blocks and then the driver pulled up beside me. After...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By GeezerGeek

My daughter used swim goggles for about a month...

My daughter used swim goggles for about a month of commuting then gave up on them. Swimming goggle have cheap plastic lenses that scratch everytime you try to clean them and they became worthless.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-05, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,683
Posted By GeezerGeek

If you breathe through your mouth this could...

If you breathe through your mouth this could happen to you. Once upon a time after a steep uphill, I was winded and breathing through my mouth. I was still catching my breath on the downhill side...
05-18-05, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By GeezerGeek

I think an F3 could make any biker really fly.

I think an F3 could make any biker really fly.
05-18-05, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By GeezerGeek

My neighbor needs one too.

My neighbor needs one too.
05-18-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,187
Posted By GeezerGeek

If anyone has a spare Ragbrai Pass, my neighbor...

If anyone has a spare Ragbrai Pass, my neighbor could sure use it.
05-14-05, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By GeezerGeek

Recumbents, recumbents, recumbents. It is true...

Recumbents, recumbents, recumbents. It is true what they say about bents. Pains go away.

I have a herniated disk which gives me back pain if I ride for a mile or two in a DF. On my bent I can...
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-05, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By GeezerGeek

My Infinity's chain just hangs and bounces. I...

My Infinity's chain just hangs and bounces. I never feel it touching me but at the end of every ride there is a grease stain on my ankle.
Forum: Recumbent
05-14-05, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By GeezerGeek

Long Chains

Most recumbents have long chins. Some bikes suspend chains by adding hangers, some route the chains through tubes, and some just let them hang.

There has to be friction when a chain rubs against...
05-02-05, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 768
Posted By GeezerGeek

May Day Parade Bikes

A good place to see alt bikes is at the annual May Day Parade in Minneapolis. Here is a link to a page with some pictures of the 2003 parade. Everybody's favorite bike is the one that does...
04-30-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,483
Posted By GeezerGeek

Anybody make a tall trike or quad?

Anybody make a tall trike or quad?
04-30-05, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By GeezerGeek

I agree with Sam, if it splits it is all over. I...

I agree with Sam, if it splits it is all over. I used to use bamboo cross country ski poles and when in the back country, a split pole could be disastrous. To protect the poles, people used to wrap...
04-17-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By GeezerGeek

This begs the question: Do bicycles with big...

This begs the question: Do bicycles with big engines have fewer accidents than bikes with small engines?
Forum: Foo
04-16-05, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By GeezerGeek

The judges could slap their hands for perjury but...

The judges could slap their hands for perjury but do they? Do the falsely accused bikers have any recourse against the police in the courts? Are there any lawyers out there that want to comment?
04-16-05, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,440
Posted By GeezerGeek

A canadian goose attacked me once at full speed...

A canadian goose attacked me once at full speed from the side. I managed to elbow his neck as his open bill was reaching my adams apple. The impact knocked us both down.
04-10-05, 05:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,249
Posted By GeezerGeek

A couple of comments: First there is a big...

A couple of comments: First there is a big misconception in the general populous about the safety of hydrogen. It can be traced to the Hindenburg disaster. The Hindenburg burned because its skin was...
04-10-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By GeezerGeek

Once many years ago I witnessed a hit and run. A...

Once many years ago I witnessed a hit and run. A little girl ran out in front of car that was going about 20 mph. She went flying, bounced a couple of times in grass, and then she got up and ran away...
Forum: Foo
04-09-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 839
Posted By GeezerGeek

When my daughter was 3 I gave her a penny to...

When my daughter was 3 I gave her a penny to throw into a wishing well. When asked what she wished for she replied, "I wished I had another penny to throw into the well."
04-09-05, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By GeezerGeek

Check out Sheldon's tire page...

Check out Sheldon's tire page (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width) then scroll down to the chart near the bottom of the page. You may be abe to get narrower tires for your existing...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-05, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By GeezerGeek

Although it is not an EZ, my ride is a long wheel...

Although it is not an EZ, my ride is a long wheel base. A couple of weeks ago I got tired of drinking puddle water and added a piece of corrugated plastic (generic Coroplast) to the top bar of the...
04-08-05, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 962
Posted By GeezerGeek

55 and have commuted on and off now for 30+...

55 and have commuted on and off now for 30+ years. Last year was the most days I ever commuted in a single year and this year I plan to top my personal record. The last 8 years has been the shortest...
04-05-05, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By GeezerGeek

EventServices, I wasn't correcting you. You are...

EventServices, I wasn't correcting you. You are right about the doppler effect. I was just adding to it the other contributor to the problem. I didn't even see that typo until you mentioned it.
04-05-05, 06:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By GeezerGeek

It is more than the doppler effect. It is a...

It is more than the doppler effect. It is a combination of that and sound levels decaying as the cube of distance between the observer and the source which in this case is in constant motion.
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