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01-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By kahn

Well, I guess one could ride it like a standup...

Well, I guess one could ride it like a standup desk - no seat at all. Especially, when bike seat comfort is still one of those never ending debates.
01-28-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By kahn

NHKeith I guess I will ask if there's any...

NHKeith

I guess I will ask if there's any chance you can test ride some e-bikes so you can get an idea of power/performance?
01-24-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By kahn

I don't know if he/she is talking car or bike?

I don't know if he/she is talking car or bike?
01-24-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,023
Posted By kahn

I gather that some Specialized have a code...

I gather that some Specialized have a code requirement option on some of their newer models. I'm not sure that it would prevent wheeling it away or even pedaling without power.

And while e-bikes...
01-22-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

With a slight variation on a theme, the same...

With a slight variation on a theme, the same approx 15-16 mile ride with 700 feet of gain. In mixed cloudy, less cloudy conditions. Felt chilly. I need to stop being lazy and claw on the electric...
01-22-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Wow. Elaborate crop circles!

Wow. Elaborate crop circles!
01-19-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Good luck with full and speedy recovery. My...

Good luck with full and speedy recovery.

My titanium hip remains unless they have to replace it a third time!
01-18-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

You ain't seen nothing yet! But you have heard...

You ain't seen nothing yet! But you have heard that the alternative is not, well, there is no alternative!
01-17-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

After two chilly pea soup gray days of endless...

After two chilly pea soup gray days of endless fog and clouds, the sun broke through briefly for 15.2 miles and 601 feet of gain. It was still a bit on the chilly side and the toes were not happy.
...
01-17-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,405
Posted By kahn

My friends have a Bike Friday with electric...

My friends have a Bike Friday with electric add-on. It comes with a battery pack that consists of a series of smaller batteries that connect together. But those smaller cells are allowed as...
01-17-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,405
Posted By kahn

That can be a problem with a number of e-bikes. ...

That can be a problem with a number of e-bikes. Even if the battery is not built into the frame, those that are removable may still be too powerful to be allowed even as carry on luggage. You need...
01-15-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By kahn

You could inquire with the following shop. They...

You could inquire with the following shop. They converted my bike to front hub. I will add that a front hub does change the handling dynamics of the bike and made it more twitchy. They sell the...
01-15-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By kahn

Come on, that little motor purring next to you in...

Come on, that little motor purring next to you in bed is sure to help you sleep better! :p
01-14-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Well, finally things added up to a 20+ mile bike...

Well, finally things added up to a 20+ mile bike ride with about 1,100 feet of gain and a really superb day in the pacific northWET.

Urban/Suburban adventure rolled down past the University of...
01-12-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

That sounds exciting - I hope it comes off. We...

That sounds exciting - I hope it comes off. We finished the "healthy" era cross-country skiing in the Dolomites in Feb 2020. And while we did not know it - Covid was already there.

We just...
01-12-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

How long did that "expedition" take?

How long did that "expedition" take?
01-10-22, 11:46 PM
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Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Well, yesterday, actually. In a take off...

Well, yesterday, actually.

In a take off from Oliver - Sun, GLORIOUS SUN.... Finally, after two weeks of dreck weather.

22.4 miles and 1,184 feet. Those are the snow covered Olympic Mts...
01-08-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,927
Posted By kahn

Are we talking about on a bike or somewhere else?...

Are we talking about on a bike or somewhere else? :lol:
12-29-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By kahn

I understand. When I rusted the top tube of a...

I understand. When I rusted the top tube of a Tange Prestige steel tube, they rebuilt my custom out of stainless steel. It had no resilience. It was like riding a steel girder. Neat looking bike...
12-28-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By kahn

Is is April 1st already?

Is is April 1st already?
12-27-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

A big, fat, frozen ZERO ...

A big, fat, frozen ZERO
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12-26-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 759
Posted By kahn

I'm not sure that it is more important. Equally...

I'm not sure that it is more important. Equally important, for sure.
12-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By kahn

But what about a linear tube? ...

But what about a linear tube?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FB0RDHC?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
12-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahn

Thanks for starting the thread. It has been fun...

Thanks for starting the thread. It has been fun seeing others adventures.

I guess I did leave out the plunge down the east side of the Cascades from Washington Pass to Winthrop (faux cowboy town)....
12-22-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahn

All three west coast states are like that. ...

All three west coast states are like that. Pretty green and lush on the west side of the mountains and deserts on the east side. Scrub brush and lava plains on the east side. It's an interesting...
12-22-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahn

That would be the route. Our ride was Cascade...

That would be the route. Our ride was Cascade Bicycle Club's RAW (Ride Across Washington) and did all five passes. Rainy, Washington, Loup Loup, Wauconda Summit and Sherman. We had some blistering...
12-22-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahn

I believe the old hostel was down by the Pike...

I believe the old hostel was down by the Pike Place Market?

My longest ride was across WA state from Bow-Edison to Newport, ID. Probably the same route you might have taken unless you did Stevens...
12-22-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,147
Posted By kahn

My favorite of the year and also the longest was...

My favorite of the year and also the longest was a 52 miler with about 3,000 feet of gain over rolling and steeper climbs. It involved two ferry rides and lots of water views.

...
12-20-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

If only my sister had remained in Tucson - it was...

If only my sister had remained in Tucson - it was a lovely place to visit and I purchased a used bike that I stored down there.

Enjoy the climate and terrain.
12-20-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

A quite truncated 9.6 miles. The chain jumped the...

A quite truncated 9.6 miles. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain.... You get the idea. Apparently a bent derailleur hanger lead to a misalignment leading to "the chain...
12-20-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By kahn

You'd be better off going for LONGitude! ...

You'd be better off going for LONGitude!

rydabent Congrats and a belated Happy Birthday.
12-19-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,207
Posted By kahn

I don't know the details but a friend has about a...

I don't know the details but a friend has about a four year old Rad. I don't know the model or much else. I do know he burned out the motor. He was using it on steep forest service roads in the Mt...
12-19-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

That is quite the mural. Thanks for sharing.

That is quite the mural. Thanks for sharing.
12-18-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 831
Posted By kahn

Just wondering if you might have hit a large...

Just wondering if you might have hit a large bump/pothole and really jostled the bike up into the bracket and bent it. Those round tubes are really hard to bend.
12-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

15.48/660 gain on Thurs. It was spitting a bit...

15.48/660 gain on Thurs. It was spitting a bit (Doppler misled me) and raw.

19.9 (yes, that's what it read as I carried it inside) and 1,025 gain on Friday. Weak sun for the first five minutes...
12-17-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,023
Posted By kahn

They have disc brake locks and some have an alarm...

They have disc brake locks and some have an alarm system as well. Using an angle grinder that close to the disc/rotor and spokes could be an issue.
12-16-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By kahn

And dinners! You/she will probably need...

And dinners! You/she will probably need something with a ramp to load that hefty beast.
12-12-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By kahn

European and ODD! :) I just ordered two from...

European and ODD! :)

I just ordered two from Amazon - damn expensive but I was too curious not to see what it is all about. Of course, now I will have to add a knife or scissors to the kit so...
12-12-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Outside? OUTside? :p

Outside? OUTside? :p
12-12-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,412
Posted By kahn

If you want something fancier to hang that Kuat: ...

If you want something fancier to hang that Kuat:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081ZF6M7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
12-12-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By kahn

Then there's this: ...

Then there's this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0LkOHIJQaE
12-11-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

An awful ride with more than half of the 14 miles...

An awful ride with more than half of the 14 miles in driving 44F degree rain. Finally, we decided to turn around and dealt with the ferocious headwind and driving rain. Gear is spread about drying...
12-11-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,023
Posted By kahn

Also, I guess, with an e-bike and more power,...

Also, I guess, with an e-bike and more power, folks can drag along heavier protection in the form of chains and hefty locks.

I recently added a motion sensor but have not really had an opportunity...
12-10-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,023
Posted By kahn

My neurotic take on that lock - once the thief...

My neurotic take on that lock - once the thief realizes the futility of trying to defeat it, they take the angle grinder to the bike itself! Thief: "If I can't steal it, the owner can't ride it!"
12-09-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By kahn

Yes, I've seen plenty of e-bikes in and around...

Yes, I've seen plenty of e-bikes in and around the Dolomites. I love some of those switchback roads - amazing. But also saw them on paths and dirt roads. Actually, as I think back, those were...
12-09-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By kahn

I'd guess so although Florida is pancake FLAT...

I'd guess so although Florida is pancake FLAT except for overpasses. But as my legs get older even overpasses become 10% grades!
12-07-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By kahn

Got three rear flats since March. Two were field...

Got three rear flats since March. Two were field repaired - a pain with the clutch and the chain requiring a certain orientation re chain ring teeth. Hell of a time getting the wheel back, woven...
12-07-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,336
Posted By kahn

The main issue I see with many of those uses is...

The main issue I see with many of those uses is bike security when you get to a destination whether work, school or shopping. In the US or where I live, leaving a bike unattended is very risky. ...
12-02-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3,446
Views: 261,211
Posted By kahn

Color me lazy! Actually, my planned route...

Color me lazy!

Actually, my planned route through Discovery Park entailed thinking about pushing the bike up the leaf slime covered road but thankfully, I believe the city (not the winds) cleared...
12-02-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 790
Posted By kahn

I "wood" imagine that it really depends on ones...

I "wood" imagine that it really depends on ones anatomy. I know that my crushed (by a pickup truck) sitting bone would not be able to tolerate that saddle for more than a minute. I never could get...
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