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#16 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 22, 2012 - 01:32 PM

Just rode 6 miles on my lunch break, I bought a bike rack so I don't have to use the truck to haul the bikes. My bike is bigger than my car though.
The picture was test fitting it, I put in on with the rack off centered so the bike is centered on the car.IMAG0591.jpg

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 08:17 AM

I've still be riding a good amount. Trying to build distance up. Satuday my daughter and I took part in a charity fun day ride, we rode the 12 mile course then rode some extra on the bike trail system at the lake for a total for the day of 21 and some change.
Here is a action shot looking back at my daughter
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one of the bridges on the trail
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Daphne on the bridge
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Posted August 21, 2012 - 09:23 AM

I've still be riding a good amount. Trying to build distance up. Satuday my daughter and I took part in a charity fun day ride, we rode the 12 mile course then rode some extra on the bike trail system at the lake for a total for the day of 21 and some change.
Here is a action shot looking back at my daughter
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one of the bridges on the trail
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Daphne on the bridge
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Good for you ,Chuck. :thumbs:

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 12:33 PM

Last time many people here bought a bicycle with an electro motor. The motor only works, when you're climbing a hill.

If you need a problem, ask our government! And the government always needs money! So next questions are: do you need a licence for the bike, do you need a driving-licence and what class must it be, must you wear a helmet and how much will it cost, if you don't wear (because you must be punished :spanka: )

Do you have the same problems at the States?

Now to Chuck's bike! He can drive without a helmet, but where is the light and the fenders? If the :worshippy1: Bullerei will catch you - you must be punished :laughingteeth: You see, it's a hard live here for bicycledrivers :wave:

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Posted August 21, 2012 - 01:41 PM

No licence need for the bike or to ride the bike. I am not sure about all states, but I know Illinois requires a special designation to ride a motorcycle with a motor larger than 50cc.

I have started wearing a helmet, I figure since I make the kids wear one I should too. Also I lost a friend this year when her 4 wheeler (atv/quad) hit a deer and she was thrown off hitting her head on the roadway.
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Posted September 09, 2012 - 01:09 PM

When in Florida, we bike quite a bit. I have a motobicaine fitness hybrid, and am saving up some money to get a nice drop bar road bike. 5-20 mile rides are not unusual. And the area has bike lanes and roads that accomodate bikes.

But that brings up a question. Are the rural roads where you are safe for riding a bike? In Tennessee, the street we live on is ok to ride, but to get anywhere, would have to ride on a feeder road - 2 lane, very narrow shoulders with twists and turns, so limited visibility. And the cars fly on it as well. I haven't got up the nerve to try the 10 miles or so on it to get into town. We can take the bikes places to ride via car, but can't really ride locally much.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 09:54 AM

Chuck- good to see you are still riding:-) Little M and I ride a lot, and I commute daily by bike.

I do, however, cheat a little some days LOL:

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 03:52 PM

I've been riding a lot lately, and have even rode some with the local club. I put some slick tires on the mountain bike and that made a world of difference. I rode 24.6 miles Saturday morning.

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Posted September 12, 2012 - 06:05 PM

Cool, that's a good ride for sure.

Know of any good bike route/ whatever apps? I could use one, I am a knucklehead when it comes to that stuff.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 08:05 AM

I use map my ride to log my rides but for finding bike routes I haven't had much luck, there aren't many bike routes around here.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 08:13 AM

But that brings up a question. Are the rural roads where you are safe for riding a bike? In Tennessee, the street we live on is ok to ride, but to get anywhere, would have to ride on a feeder road - 2 lane, very narrow shoulders with twists and turns, so limited visibility. And the cars fly on it as well. I haven't got up the nerve to try the 10 miles or so on it to get into town. We can take the bikes places to ride via car, but can't really ride locally much.


The oil and chip I live on is fine to ride on, I ride on the two lane black top roads too, but stay off the state two lanes for the most part. The two lanes I ride have zero shoulders so I ride the edge line the best I can.

They have been adding some bike lanes in town, I rode some of them last week and it was better than just being in traffic, but still a little unnerving.

I am slowly starting a blog about my biking adventures, HTTP://WWW.biking-log.blogspot.com

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 09:47 AM

Chuck, with all the miles you're logging, you surely have dropped several pounds? I would surely think so....I know I would.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 10:45 AM

Chuck, with all the miles you're logging, you surely have dropped several pounds? I would surely think so....I know I would.

I feel like I have re-arranged some pounds and I have dropped 10 pounds over the last few months. I've been working on eating better here lately, which I harder than the riding.

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Posted September 13, 2012 - 10:52 AM

... and I have dropped 10 pounds over the last few months...


sadly this happens the fewest ones... :mecry:

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Posted September 14, 2012 - 07:06 AM

Thanks for the Map my Ride info Chuck. I use Endumono for that kind of logging, but find in cumbersome as one has to log in, plan the route, then log it afterwards. Seeing as I ride every day, and largely get around town by bicycle, the logging can be a pain.

Olcow- Yeah , being on a bike drops those pounds. I am in my forties, and am once again my high school weight of 156 ish. :-)




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