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Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By debade

I actually did a crime study in a neighborhood I...

I actually did a crime study in a neighborhood I moved where my friends from the burbs were uncomfortable to visit. My friends had a point of view but not a clue of actual problems. Unless you know...
Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,494
Posted By debade

Lots of good tips. One I have not seen yet. ...

Lots of good tips. One I have not seen yet. Ortlieb has a thin metal cord that attaches to the pannier which you can lock to the rack. It would not be hard to cut with the right tool. But it...
07-31-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By debade

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.

Wisconsin- couldnít resist.
07-24-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,115
Posted By debade

Get a shock cord and attach the pants to the ...

Get a shock cord and attach the pants to the rack. I put them on my back rack. Time and sun dries them, typically before the end of the day. In fact, I dry most of my clothes that way while on...
06-22-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By debade

I think you received some good advice concerning...

I think you received some good advice concerning time. Also, you may want to check out if you are fitted properly. Too much reach/not enough with legs and or arms can make various parts of your...
06-21-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,815
Posted By debade

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In...

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In fact, I hope that happens a little bit around our town with the sidewalk riders for their own good. I do not want any cyclist to be ticketed but I...
05-23-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By debade

You apparently have been diagnosed with an...

You apparently have been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate. The Tamulosin is designed to help with your urination problems. I am not a doctor but I have an enlarged prostate. I would suggest you...
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By debade

I think you got some good advice. On my tours I...

I think you got some good advice. On my tours I use a light lock. In the city, we (tour with my wife) are concerned about our bikes/stuff and try to watch the bikes. In campsites, a light lock...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,139
Posted By debade

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do...

I think itís great to try the 20 everyday but do not feel badly if you combine motor vehicle assistance for part of your commute. A 5 or 10 mile commute is still significant.
04-26-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By debade

I had an enlarge prostate and had the Green Light...

I had an enlarge prostate and had the Green Light laser surgery. No issues biking. I hope all goes well with you!
04-18-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By debade

We loved this trip

We loved this trip
04-12-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,775
Posted By debade

Zoic or aerotech designs

Zoic or aerotech designs
04-04-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,777
Posted By debade

We just did a 30 mile ride Red Canyon trail...

We just did a 30 mile ride Red Canyon trail leading into Bryce Canyon National Park yesterday, on a bike path. In Zion National park we did a bike and hike. St George Utah has a great trail system....
03-28-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,845
Posted By debade

While I agree with the suggestion to ride as far...

While I agree with the suggestion to ride as far right as it is a clean, safe shoulder, I think you may not be riding in a position far enough in the lane to 'take the lane'. When you leave the...
03-21-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By debade

$30 @ Costco. Has mips. Not stylish but I think...

$30 @ Costco. Has mips. Not stylish but I think it will do the job https://costcofan.com/costco-bike-helmet/
03-12-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By debade

I use a helmet mirror. DW uses a handlebar...

I use a helmet mirror. DW uses a handlebar mounted one. It might be the Zefel. We both use the Garmin radar. For me, it is worth the investment.
01-22-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,953
Posted By debade

Stopped at the Trek store to check out a commuter...

Stopped at the Trek store to check out a commuter bike I hoped to purchase for my daughter’s April birthday. It can be done, I just need to wait until April 2022. The inventory looked like I missed...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-04-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,385
Posted By debade

I'll be as helpful as I can. I lived in...

I'll be as helpful as I can. I lived in Milwaukee for many years. I grew up in Detroit. You can't guarantee summer until July1 in eastern WI. For example, people can swim in Lake Michigan on the...
12-30-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By debade

Daughter who works at a health clinic got the...

Daughter who works at a health clinic got the Moderna a couple of days ago. If it was suppose stop her insulting me, it was not effective. Seriously, no problems with her and the co-workers she...
12-26-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By debade

I'm not sure my daughter is going to wait that...

I'm not sure my daughter is going to wait that long :)
12-06-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By debade

I think cities get a big benefit as do businesses...

I think cities get a big benefit as do businesses and universities. The Leagues audit and rating system, that are paid for by the city, brings the city into the management of their roads in a much...
12-06-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By debade

There is no doubt a local base is perhaps the...

There is no doubt a local base is perhaps the most important. But Portland and all the of the cities that work with the League do it because they also get a benefit. Portland continues to apply for...
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By debade

They are an outstanding organization. They offer...

They are an outstanding organization. They offer the Bicycle Friendly America program that includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University. They set...
09-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,484
Posted By debade

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not...

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not have pedals. She would generously carry the load herself.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,736
Posted By debade

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as...

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as much as I can. Just not to work.
07-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By debade

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle...

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle training that I am aware. The league of American Bicyclist has a series of basic videos that will provide guidance. These are free. Cycle Savvy is the...
07-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By debade

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and...

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and touring. Our 35 year old daughter bikes mainly to commute. We do some recreational rides with her from time to time. Grandson too young now and...
07-22-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,747
Posted By debade

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training...

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training program for $50 right now. Their basic advice is take as much of the lane as you need to be safe from the door and the car wanting to pass. They...
07-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,750
Posted By debade

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. ...

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. Your words and photos were very helpful. It made the Park Tool youtube much easier to understand. I was making one major error by not putting the...
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,225
Posted By debade

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many...

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many good bicycling friends. But in general, I find the folks in CT to be the least friendly folks of the 5 states I have lived. I also found the...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,392
Posted By debade

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from...

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from home Vs flying somewhere. We feel safer in hotels. Having said that, hotel was not cleaned well. But less human contact than camp bathroom. We are...
05-29-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By debade

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up...

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up Open Street events. I think there is a NGO and definitely events in many cities. I hope our city gets motivated one day to do the same.
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,601
Posted By debade

I think you already got good advice. I only...

I think you already got good advice. I only watched a little of this youtube but I think it addresses your question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alb4A8D6_co
05-26-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,875
Posted By debade

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop...

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop for signs and/or traffic lights. Look to see what your state's advocacy group is doing. And if the law is not moving forward to make stop signs and...
05-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,584
Posted By debade

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most...

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most is being able to focus more on what is in front of me. The audio provides plenty of time to get back in a good position to allow a vehicle to pass. I...
04-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,722
Posted By debade

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for...

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for about 45 years, touring and exercise. While dating, we rode from Detroit to Toronto. We always biked some before 1993 when our children were...
04-06-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By debade

I grew up in Detroit and was fortunate to watch...

I grew up in Detroit and was fortunate to watch him play many times. He will be remembered !
03-14-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,326
Posted By debade

I only cover my Brooks leather saddle. If I take...

I only cover my Brooks leather saddle. If I take one of my other bikes, the rain does not penetrate the saddle.

I am not concerned with the weather or doing anything special when I arrive since...
02-17-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,274
Posted By debade

Safety literature, from LAB, discourages sidewalk...

Safety literature, from LAB, discourages sidewalk bicycling. All the evidence I have read suggests it is more dangerous. Most of our bicycle safety training ended at the age of 7 when an adult let...
02-12-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Posted By debade

I wanted to thank you all again and give an...

I wanted to thank you all again and give an update.

A friend came over and guided me through the project. We took most everything apart and greased the ball bearings. The wheel is spinning...
02-08-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,757
Posted By debade

And if you feel your commute is too far, drive...

And if you feel your commute is too far, drive part of the way, park, and finish the ride on your bike.
If your place of employment does not have a shower, look for a place nearby. Some...
01-31-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,497
Posted By debade

I am not directly addressing the issuing of...

I am not directly addressing the issuing of tickets. And as an advocate for many years, I have promoted safety. I did want to provide a visitor view of NYC.

I have biked in NYC a few times...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,851
Posted By debade

Sorry, I did not read all the other responses. ...

Sorry, I did not read all the other responses. Probably the first 15 or so. So, if this was covered, I apologise.
I strongly recommend you take some time reviewing good biking techniques and the...
01-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By debade

Thanks for posting this. I think the positive...

Thanks for posting this. I think the positive comments I hav received outweigh the negative. I think I am guilty of overweighting the nasty comments. Even 2 days ago, 2 positive and one moron. I...
Forum: Touring
01-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,259
Posted By debade

Just in case you are not familiar, check out...

Just in case you are not familiar, check out crazyguyonabike. Lots of good and not so good blogs but spend some time there and you will find some good tips.

my experience is big cities are...
01-02-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,525
Posted By debade

Why would you think that with this law change it...

Why would you think that with this law change it would embolden cyclists? Especially when the law is already being disregarded by cyclists yielding at stop signs. I think the only logical argument...
06-11-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,555
Posted By debade

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I am convinced that most doctors only have a general knowledge of diabetes treatment. I would suggest you locate a person who has elected to focus their career, in part or full, on diabetes. I...
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