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Gear Talk / Bike Rack Advice
« on: November 14, 2012, 01:57:53 am »
After tossing the road bike into the back of the SUV over the past year, I am looking to invest into a bike rack. I am preferring to get a hitch mounted rack. I prefer to not take the rack on and off all the time.
I am not too worried about how many bikes to carry.

90% of the time it's just me, 10% carpooling with another rider. Thus a 2 station rack will be more than fine.

However, I am looking for something that is convenient to use when the rack is on the back of the SUV while running errands (make way for the Costco run).

With all the brands and features out there, I am looking for feedback on how the bike is with the rack (movement, locking), how easy the rack is to live when not hauling bikes and how is it to put on and take off the nullcar.

Any thoughts, suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.

General Discussion / Overcoming butt pain
« on: October 02, 2012, 01:09:02 am »
What techniques or gear can I use to help with butt fatigue after an hour or more in the seat? I want to work up to a 300 mile trip, but currently have to stop and stretch after the first hour and the second hour is uncomfortable. I love my Sun X-frame, but don't know how to cope with the sore-butt issue during longer rides. I'm riding 2-3 times per week.

General Discussion / best pre-ride food
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:06:11 am »
What's the best food for pre-ride if you don't want to wait around too long
for it to digest before hitting the road?

I prefer hearty soups myself - minestroni, vegetable beef & barely, tomato
vegetable, etc. Soups seem to provide the best combination of nutrients,
energy and easy digestion.

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