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07-22-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By Juan Foote

In my own experience with the "bamboo" materials,...

In my own experience with the "bamboo" materials, I find most of the keywords and cause to be purely artificial, if not fully made up. I tried a shirt, some socks, and some sheets for the bed that...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By Juan Foote

BKA here. I utilize egg beaters for clips...

BKA here.

I utilize egg beaters for clips as they are easier to get out of and prefer having the cleat recessed into the sole of the shoe. I also use platform pedals on one of my bikes for a ride...
06-05-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,822
Posted By Juan Foote

The thing about "yard sale-ing" is that it's...

The thing about "yard sale-ing" is that it's pretty much a full time operation. As VS pointed out above, just going out and driving around randomly looking for a yard sale can be wasteful and...
05-31-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,366
Posted By Juan Foote

First off, just want to say I really hate the...

First off, just want to say I really hate the lack of compassion and empathy being shown, but it can be pretty typical for various subs here according to how grumpy everyone is feeling at that...
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Juan Foote

I was thinking similarly in something like a low...

I was thinking similarly in something like a low profile brace that any orthotics provider should be able to construct readily. Some ace bandage or elastics to keep in place and use a regular (if not...
05-25-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,464
Posted By Juan Foote

The only thing I have found constantly irritating...

The only thing I have found constantly irritating about them are the ones with the "natural rubber" sidewalls (I think there is actually a name for it, but escapes me at the moment). Within a fairly...
05-24-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,431
Posted By Juan Foote

At some point I probably did, and forgot. ...

At some point I probably did, and forgot.

Yes, you see tons of people riding on the sidewalk in the city as well as salmoning up the road. It blows me away.
05-24-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,431
Posted By Juan Foote

According to a quick search, it is illegal to...

According to a quick search, it is illegal to ride on the sidewalk here (in GA) over the age of 12. Otherwise cyclists are expected to adhere to the same rights and responsibilities on public roads...
05-21-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Juan Foote

And here we have some misandry to bring things...

And here we have some misandry to bring things full circle and balance again. Well done.
05-21-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,617
Posted By Juan Foote

Those who are eternally looking to be offended...

Those who are eternally looking to be offended are probably targeting that last one-word comment on the end of the statement.
04-20-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,553
Posted By Juan Foote

My road bike is older now, but has a nice set of...

My road bike is older now, but has a nice set of Ultegra rim brakes. They work really well in everything except wet weather, but indeed do still work if you plan for it. They are quiet, reliable,...
04-18-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By Juan Foote

I have ridden between 56 and 61 frames, according...

I have ridden between 56 and 61 frames, according to the geometry and frankly, my ability to reach the ground due to my prosthesis. That was the specific reason I chose to go too small with my first...
04-16-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,121
Posted By Juan Foote

Before I got on a "good" medication for acid...

Before I got on a "good" medication for acid reflux, cycling certainly was an activity which would cause me to feel the issue. I won't say trigger, because the cycling didn't cause the issue, just to...
04-06-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,111
Posted By Juan Foote

My mother had one knee rebuilt years ago and had...

My mother had one knee rebuilt years ago and had a pretty hard time with the recovery. She went in to have the other knee done as a full replacement late summer of last year IIRC. She was supposed to...
Forum: Southeast
04-02-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Juan Foote

Assuming that you are going to visit...Hwy 19 as...

Assuming that you are going to visit...Hwy 19 as well as 319 are very busy throughfares for trucks and other commercial vehicles as well as folks headed to Florida. I just went on Google Maps to see...
Forum: Southeast
01-28-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Juan Foote

Few things I would suggest. Go to Google...

Few things I would suggest.

Go to Google Maps and click the "cycling" filter and you will see all bike paths and routes.

Go to Strava and look for posted ride routes for the area(s). Often...
Forum: Southeast
01-12-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By Juan Foote

Biking the Silver Comet

A little blurb I ran across on MSN News. It's not much, but more than one normally sees:

Biking the Silver Comet Trail (msn.com)...
01-11-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,209
Posted By Juan Foote

My favorite aspect of Performance was the...

My favorite aspect of Performance was the clothing. They had things that actually fit tall clydes. The "elite" shorts were quite comfortable and wore well. Their selection on bikes here in Atl was...
12-16-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,354
Posted By Juan Foote

This is among a short list of good things about...

This is among a short list of good things about having a prosthesis. I can slam that toe/foot into anything and have to check the furniture or door frame for damage rather than hopping around crying...
12-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Juan Foote

Nothing some super glue can't fix.

Nothing some super glue can't fix.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Juan Foote

I am really glad to read this. IDK why but as I...

I am really glad to read this. IDK why but as I was lying in bed for my middle of the night, think about totally rando stuff until going back to sleep, y'all came to mind. Good things happening, nice.
11-15-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,969
Posted By Juan Foote

Watch Yellowstone and take notes.

Watch Yellowstone and take notes.
11-04-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,912
Posted By Juan Foote

canklecat , I was in pain management for a...

canklecat , I was in pain management for a couple/few years. Basically, it went down (a lot) like this:

When I lost my left foot and half my shin, broken wrist, elbow, other ankle, forearm and so...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By Juan Foote

Thank you for that. I suspect they would...

Thank you for that.

I suspect they would still be too short for me, given my toe out position. I have seen other, longer extensions but have also read reports of them breaking. There was a person...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,126
Posted By Juan Foote

Lol, no idea why my brain keeps thinking that was...

Lol, no idea why my brain keeps thinking that was "broken nose" even after looking three times.
10-22-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,951
Posted By Juan Foote

Both of these are significant (possible) factors...

Both of these are significant (possible) factors in this situation.
The shop that I worked for a while started out as a small independent shop and sold pretty much whatever they wanted. Almost 100%...
10-22-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,951
Posted By Juan Foote

I work in the fire safety industry. We have had...

I work in the fire safety industry. We have had considerable issues getting many parts required for keeping systems running properly from our standard supply houses. We have had to resort to similar,...
10-21-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Juan Foote

For any of us that actually live in or near...

For any of us that actually live in or near Atlanta, you must realize how close to reality this actually is. Drivers down here don't give a (hoot).
10-17-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,084
Posted By Juan Foote

I tend to agree with the above answer by rsbob. ...

I tend to agree with the above answer by rsbob.

We have been working on changing our eating habits and after a lifetime of eating a certain way at specific times and schedules have found it very...
10-09-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,008
Posted By Juan Foote

If it is truly bottom bracket, check your...

If it is truly bottom bracket, check your bearings and such for proper tension, check crank arms, etc. Also, check your cleats, perhaps a drop of oil on the mech. I had a similar issue that ended up...
08-23-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,273
Posted By Juan Foote

Our coffee maker committed hara-kiri this...

Our coffee maker committed hara-kiri this morning. There were a few tense moments as we performed small surgery to resurrect it enough to finish up a few cups. Got's to have mah coffee (fee).

I...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By Juan Foote

I am LBKA. In my own case I utilized...

I am LBKA.

In my own case I utilized Eggbeaters simply due to how much easier they are to get out of. Even with that aspect, I have to always unclip with my right foot and get it on the ground...
07-04-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,725
Posted By Juan Foote

Another endorsement for the Halo. I do make a...

Another endorsement for the Halo. I do make a suggestion. When you stop for regroup (etc.) take it off and squeeze it out. Once they reach full saturation they actually go on to make the problem...
06-27-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,206
Posted By Juan Foote

Yes, major plus to getting fat and ugly is that...

Yes, major plus to getting fat and ugly is that you get to wear your shirts.
06-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,206
Posted By Juan Foote

Mostly bot posts and doing homework for other...

Mostly bot posts and doing homework for other members.
06-21-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Juan Foote

Had I been a little more cognizant of its use...

Had I been a little more cognizant of its use case, it would also have made an excellent dog pen for rides with the wiener pup(s).
06-07-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,264
Posted By Juan Foote

Really cool feature about any forum is that "Log...

Really cool feature about any forum is that "Log Out" command at the top right of the forum. Further than that, you actually have to make a choice to surf here and participate. If you aren't caring...
Forum: Northeast
06-03-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,225
Posted By Juan Foote

It does state "full time year round position on a...

It does state "full time year round position on a DOT issued bike for possibly six hours a day".

This isn't going to be a cake walk on those rainy days and/or about half the year when it's a...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,457
Posted By Juan Foote

Cycling session, like out on the road cycling, or...

Cycling session, like out on the road cycling, or "spin class"? And the above posters question is quite poignant considering the sub forum.


As an amputee I will be happy to impart to you my own...
05-30-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 744
Posted By Juan Foote

There is a product called "Bombz Away" that is a...

There is a product called "Bombz Away" that is a polish specifically for aluminum. Generally used and found within motorcycle circles. It says it doesn't work for chrome, but in my own experience it...
05-24-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,956
Posted By Juan Foote

It is considered good decorum to create a new and...

It is considered good decorum to create a new and timely present thread instead of searching and bringing a zombie back.
05-23-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Juan Foote

You are aware that on the typical road bike setup...

You are aware that on the typical road bike setup that your feet shouldn't reach the ground while on saddle? This is one of the reasons that top bar height is important, such that you CAN "step out"...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
05-22-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Juan Foote

You are insanely incredible lucky that hasn't let...

You are insanely incredible lucky that hasn't let go while riding.

I am not sure where you would be able to find a welder that was both competent enough to property repair this (if it can be...
Forum: Touring
05-18-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,859
Posted By Juan Foote

One would almost think there was an "R" missing...

One would almost think there was an "R" missing from this conversation.

Meat pie anyone?
04-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By Juan Foote

I used to buy fancy chain oils and stuff with wax...

I used to buy fancy chain oils and stuff with wax and all the other snake oil (ba dum) you will be suggested. I find that pretty much any type of oil works just fine. To quote the above poster,...
04-25-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,253
Posted By Juan Foote

Paying forward is one thing, and of course we...

Paying forward is one thing, and of course we have no idea what the level of friendship or past deeds have been in regard to these folks. At the same time being taken advantage of is a whole other...
04-25-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,253
Posted By Juan Foote

Being nice is one thing. Offering to change out...

Being nice is one thing. Offering to change out some tubes is a relatively easy thing and certainly within the spirit of fellowship you are talking about. These bikes are a project and TBH you...
03-31-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,806
Posted By Juan Foote

You have clearly never seen that Kevin Bacon...

You have clearly never seen that Kevin Bacon movie about bicycle messengers. I seent it twice. Eggspert level.

I watched half of Footloose and can dance like Fred Astaire.

/skillz
03-31-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 7,806
Posted By Juan Foote

In truth, if you are the type messenger that is...

In truth, if you are the type messenger that is following traffic law, riding "correctly", being considerate of others you certainly will not be making a lot of runs quickly and probably won't be a...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,151
Posted By Juan Foote

Catrike makes a model that has a bit higher seat...

Catrike makes a model that has a bit higher seat height and might be a possibility. I was thinking it was called the Trail model, but might be worth looking at their current offering. The wife and I...
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