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big john 02-11-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22406407)
That may be true, but when I was a runner in my ute, I only ever had, or wanted, the one pair of running shoes. And now look at me.

Makes sense, actually, with cycling being a more gear dependent activity for many. In your case you're also a collector, which is kind of an offshoot, or sub-species, of cyclist.
My dentist's wife does the teeth cleaning and is a life long runner. They have two sons. I asked her what month of her pregnancy she stopped running. She looked puzzled, "Stopped running?". I think she was annoyed that she had to cut back a bit later in.
Of course I also know a cat 3 racer who was doing fast club rides into her fifth and maybe sixth month.

Mojo31 02-11-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406443)
My friend with the electric Porsche uses a SeaSucker rack. He swears by it. I have a slightly different name for it, but NSFW so use your imagination.

I have a Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on the Jeep. That's all I need.

Before I did a SeaSucker, I would just get the rack mounts made for the car. They don't touch the paint or the glass.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b0f66c875.jpg

Eric F 02-11-22 11:46 AM

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Ugh. That was irritating.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 11:47 AM

I have a rack in the bodega. But I also have a Fit. The rack hasn't been used in a long, long time. A generic rack of course.

seedsbelize2 02-11-22 11:50 AM

In the better late than never department, a box of 50 3M N95s arrived a few minutes ago, from Amazon. The most comfortable mask I've had the pleasure to have worn. Nice chin wrap-around, so talking should not be an issue.
Some of them will be sold off to friends less immune than I.

DougRNS 02-11-22 11:54 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406255)
I don't know. I have no need for such drugs. Maybe DougRNS knows.

I do my best to not editorialize about drugs.

datlas 02-11-22 11:56 AM

My bike travels INSIDE the Saturn.

We have a Saris Bones for longer trips, but I have not used it for a few years.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 11:56 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22406476)
I do my best to not editorialize about drugs.

Even among friends and family?

Mojo31 02-11-22 12:01 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22406477)
My bike travels INSIDE the Saturn.

We have a Saris Bones for longer trips, but I have not used it for a few years.

I often carry two bikes, and hate laying them on top of each other.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 12:03 PM

It's a relatively "nice" day, temperature-wise.

Sadly, there are gusting winds, and I don't feel like dealing with that carp on the way home.

Eric F 02-11-22 12:14 PM

I have a Yakima hitch rack that I haven't used in a very long time. If I'm taking my bike anywhere in my Explorer, I flip the middle row seats forward, and my bike fits perfectly across the width of the car, standing on the floor (front wheel off). This only works for one bike, however.

big john 02-11-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22406487)
I often carry two bikes, and hate laying them on top of each other.

I seldom carry two bikes but when I do, I put a thick blanket between them and never had an issue. I did have a Yakima roof rack which was given to me and I put it on a Tercel 4WD wagon that I had for snow. 4 bikes and 4 riders with all their gear and that car would barely get up the hills where I lived. It was ridiculous.

indyfabz 02-11-22 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406355)
It's better than you can do.

That doesn't make it not lame.

Eric F 02-11-22 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406511)
I seldom carry two bikes but when I do, I put a thick blanket between them and never had an issue. I did have a Yakima roof rack which was given to me and I put it on a Tercel 4WD wagon that I had for snow. 4 bikes and 4 riders with all their gear and that car would barely get up the hills where I lived. It was ridiculous.

My best bike-hauler was a 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab pickup truck. 4 bikes. 4 people. No problem. I really liked that truck.

rjones28 02-11-22 12:28 PM

Current bike transportation situation; Yakima base bars with Rocky Mounts Tomahawk racks. Fits fat or skinny tires.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6add330572.png

rjones28 02-11-22 12:35 PM

Having a hitch receiver installed on the SportWagen this spring. Ebikes don't go on the roof and Mrs. rjones28 can't get bikes up there.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22406512)
That doesn't make it not lame.

I've watched several of their videos. They're mildly amusing.

mvnsnd 02-11-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406511)
I seldom carry two bikes but when I do, I put a thick blanket between them and never had an issue. I did have a Yakima roof rack which was given to me and I put it on a Tercel 4WD wagon that I had for snow. 4 bikes and 4 riders with all their gear and that car would barely get up the hills where I lived. It was ridiculous.

Agreed on the heavy blanket. A couple of these should work: https://www.harborfreight.com/40-inc...ket-47262.html

big john 02-11-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406530)
My best bike-hauler was a 2000 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab pickup truck. 4 bikes. 4 people. No problem. I really liked that truck.

I've had 4 full size pick ups, 2 SUVs, and 2 wagons since I started riding. Most of my motorcycle hauling to the desert was in my 65 Chevy pick up. 3 motorcycles and 3 guys with all our gear, gas cans, etc. That was the best car I ever had. Bought it when I was 19 and sold it when I was 38. My ex didn't like it and I wanted a new truck, so off it went. It would be cool to have it now, but I say that about a lot of cars I sold.

big john 02-11-22 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406534)
Current bike transportation situation; Yakima base bars with Rocky Mounts Tomahawk racks. Fits fat or skinny tires.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6add330572.png

Just curious, how much does your fat bike weigh? Do people try to go all weight weenie on them or is it pointless?

Eric F 02-11-22 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22406558)
I've had 4 full size pick ups, 2 SUVs, and 2 wagons since I started riding. Most of my motorcycle hauling to the desert was in my 65 Chevy pick up. 3 motorcycles and 3 guys with all our gear, gas cans, etc. That was the best car I ever had. Bought it when I was 19 and sold it when I was 38. My ex didn't like it and I wanted a new truck, so off it went. It would be cool to have it now, but I say that about a lot of cars I sold.

I've never had a full-size pickup, and I don't see myself ever having one. After I'm done with my current Explorer ('17), I might go back to a smaller pickup like a Tacoma or Ranger.

genejockey 02-11-22 01:07 PM

My best car for bike carrying was the Subaru Outback with a Yakima roof rack. I originally set it up for 4 bikes, so the family could ride together, but nobody else in the family got interested. Now, I can carry one bike in the Dodge with the seats folded. The advantage is that I fee comfortable leaving the bike in the car while I'm at work, whereas I always brought the bike inside at work when I used a roof rack.

Velo Vol 02-11-22 01:13 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406534)

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...58fd73cb73.png

genejockey 02-11-22 01:22 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406607)

Welcome to the Dougopoly.

Mojo31 02-11-22 01:44 PM

Doug's got it all!

DougRNS 02-11-22 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406556)
I've watched several of their videos. They're mildly amusing.

this is a great response
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...13cfbad5fd.jpg

indyfabz 02-11-22 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22406556)
I've watched several of their videos. They're mildly amusing.

I am not talking about their body of work. I am talking about that one video. It's lame. You are free to feel otherwise.

datlas 02-11-22 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22406534)
Current bike transportation situation; Yakima base bars with Rocky Mounts Tomahawk racks. Fits fat or skinny tires.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6add330572.png

I can't quite make it out, but is that MY Fish Fry place in the background??

#MightyDougs

edit: nevermind, the answer is on the board

Eric F 02-11-22 02:55 PM

I haven't been on my bike outside since I bashed by face in almost 2 weeks ago. The base of my left thumb is still a bit sore from the incident. I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

datlas 02-11-22 02:58 PM


Originally Posted by Eric F (Post 22406724)
I haven't been on my bike outside since I bashed by face in almost 2 weeks ago. The base of my left thumb is still a bit sore from the incident. I think a MTB ride is still out of the question, but it should be okay on the road. I'll give it a try tomorrow.

I am not sure how in-sync our riding objectives will be, but I will be in Pasadena later this month and hope to get some riding in. I know you and big john are locals. Please feel free to share any tips or suggestions! One of my friends from SanFran plans to come visit us for a day or two and we plan to ride up Mt Baldy.

p.s. We are renting a place in "Bungalow Heaven" which looks pretty close to Altadena.


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