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General Discussion / Re: Recovery drinks and Cytomax.
« on: July 14, 2010, 09:11:53 pm »
I am pushing 62 and let me add a thumbs up for Cytomax

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Gear Talk / Underwear
« on: August 30, 2007, 11:32:47 pm »
I ride a recumbent wearing cargo shorts. I wear Duofold, 88% polyester-Hydroduct, 12% Elanstae-Lycra briefs. I purchase them thru Campmore.  These are soooooo comfy. ;)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:30:27 pm »
I think you're hooked. So Cool.  :)and ;)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« on: September 30, 2006, 08:55:14 pm »
Your are a HERO for a 30 mile first ride.  Keep in mind you need to develope a new set of leg muscles. Also slideing the seat front/back makes a big difference in the power you can apply. Sliding the seat forward allows you to press your back againest the seat.  And clippless pedals are very good too.  You waste no energy trying to keep you feet from slipping down off of the pedals.  Glad you had a great first ride.   :)and ;)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« on: September 27, 2006, 08:53:46 pm »
Recumbents in general are the most comfortable way to ride.  The 2-wheel bent like I have and you are going to test ride is a good way to go. Its like riding in a Cadillac. The tadpole trike is a Ferrari. Have fun and keep us updated. :)and  ;)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« on: September 26, 2006, 07:37:28 pm »
Ah, the chopper, don't I know it.  It does take some practice to get the rump rump rump varoom sound just right. In regards to Mark's reference to Heidi you need to check out www.crazyguyonabike.com for some awesome touring journals, Search for Heidi Domesion, I know I spelled her last name wrong. She has done a couple of epic trike tours. One from NC to Alaska and back to NC, and another from Canada to Mexico along the Continental Divide. Excellent reading. :)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / A recumbant for centuries and possible touring
« on: September 20, 2006, 11:08:43 pm »
We  have 2 bents. A Catrike Speed, www.catrike.com and an Easy Racer EZ-1 SC-Lite. www.EZracer.com (i think) also go to www.bentrideronline.com for the best recumbent forum.  All "regular" bicycles basically look alike. You pick your price, and pick your color.  Recumbents all look different.  And the price points are all over the place. Our EZ racer is a $500 "compact-long-wheel-base" available on e-bay and has served me very well.  The Catrike is a tadpole trike (2 wheels in front and 1 in back) it has disc brakes, is very fast, and costs like $1400.00.  Any time you see someone on a bent, flag them down, they will be thrilled to share their experiences with you.  Just imagine riding down the road sitting in a lazy-boy recliner all day.  Its really that good.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / cables
« on: September 20, 2006, 11:15:23 pm »
One brake and one shifter cable. "tandem" length for use on my recumbent.  Also: with 16 and 20 inch wheels on our bents i carry spare spokes in each of the different sizes.  When it comes to parts and tools I believe "what you carry you never will use" think about it.  Peter aka Lantern Rouge.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / List of equipment carried
« on: August 19, 2006, 08:13:29 pm »
I think you just have to start a pile of the stuff you know you NEED, then make a pile of what you WANT. Load it on the bike and go for a ride. I am still trying to get my load smaller. Note I said smaller not lighter. I am trying to have less bulk. But I don't want to sacrifice too much comfort.  Why save 10 ounces on a thinner sleeping pad and then never get a decent nights sleep.  Why save a pound on a tiny bivowac tent and be trapped in it during 2 days of solid heavy rain instead of a roomy 2 man tent you can sit up in. When it comes to tools and parts I am a believer that the tools and parts you carry you will never need.  And that is a good thing.  :p  Always carry toilet paper and money. :p

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / interesting experience bike shopping
« on: August 19, 2006, 08:00:20 pm »
Sounds good to Judy and me.  And if you're happy then you will ride a whole lot more. Have at it. We are recumbent riders so we are used to pedaling to the beat of a difference cadence. ;) ;)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / Advice on bike options?
« on: August 19, 2006, 07:56:09 pm »
I have been looking at the Burley Nomad Trailer.  I like haveing a 2 wheeled trailer because it will stand up on its own and if I am "wobbling" it is not transmitted and amplified by the one wheel trailer.   Enjoy your trip.   :)

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / The Trouble With Trailers
« on: May 08, 2005, 04:25:16 am »
I like to keep touring simple.   To me a trailer is just more hardware to maintain, two more tires and wheels to flat or lose a spoke, one more thing to get stolen.  Its easy enough to roll a bike into an elevator or carry it up a flight of stairs, when checking into a hotel but add a trailer and you've got a hassle on your hands.  

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / Nashbar waterproof panniers?
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:18:36 am »
I have had great results with my Nashbar rolltop waterproof panniers.  I ride an Easy Racer SC-1 and use the small pair under the seat and the large pair on the rear rack.  I have ridden in some miserable rain storms and everything stays DRY.  I am very satisfied.  Never had them fall off either.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / Just Tents
« on: April 24, 2005, 02:27:37 am »
I have spent many-a-night in my Eureka Apex2-xt.  And it seems it has rained every one of those nights but i stayed nice and dry every time.  Rode out a couple of good storms too.

We just bought a Eureka Sunrise-9 for car camping and will be using it for the first time next weekend.  It looks to be a winner too.

best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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Gear Talk / Waterproof Cover (Bob Trailer)
« on: August 30, 2004, 12:42:39 am »
It is easy to get aggravated at that dry-sack until you have ridden a couple of days in the pouring rain.  Dry bags work very very well.  Add an outside bag or handlebar/trunk bag for the things you have to get at during the day. If it starts to rain you can put it in to the dry bag.



best wishes from the back of the pack,  Peter & Judy Spirito

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