Bicycle Riders?

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  1. GeoKrpan

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    I saw a fixie hipster on my morning commute. He thought he was going to be faster than the old fart, ha!

    Same thing happened the other day with a teen on a BMX. He made his move on a freeway overpass. He stood, probably thinking I wouldn't, or, couldn't, surprise surprise. He was good!
     
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    Crazy!



     
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    $600 for the bike, $700-800 for the Bafung kit, leaves $600-700 for a battery and whatever else.

     
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    The Battery Blocs guy does not believe in using a BMS (battery management system, I think). He uses something called a hobby charger and charges each "cell" individually. He also installs warning devices on each cell that sounds an alarm for abnormally low voltage. He says his batteries last three times longer.

     
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    The 20 mph law needs to go away. It's holding back the development of a really good means of transport. If it only goes 20 on the flats it won't be much of a hill climber. Any car can go 100 mph, it's up to the driver to obey the law.

     
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    I had a friend ask me if I rode down a local street? I said yes Why ? his girl friends teenage son and his friends were messed with adult riders by swarming them 4-5 kids .
    He said the girls were hassling the teenage boys because they couldn't catch a fat guy on a granny bike (Schwinn speedster 3 speed):4:
     
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    That is most excellent.
     
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    I use a charger like that for my drone and rc cars. It's called a balance charger. The charger makes sure each cell is charged to the same voltage, so that during the charging process, no cell has a hif her voltage than another.. It charges them fairly quickly and the batteries do last much longer. I was getting like a year out of a battery before it didn't hold a long enough charge for my use. Now I haven't replaces a battery since (3 years ago I got that charger). My drone and rc cars have a voltage cutoff, so it makes sure to not let the cells deplete too far. I use lipo batteries in them though, and Lipps cannot be discharged too much. They have 2 connectors coming out of the charger. One for the battery lead, and one for the balance port. I used to race remote control cars as a hobby (both electric and gas) and I swore by these chargers.

    Forgot to mention, these chargers you choose the numbers of cells the battery is, and then you can choose how many amps you want the battery to charge at.
     
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    Called the shop and they sold the bike last week. They said they might be getting another in. I'll keep you updated.
     
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    Yes, it's probably exactly the same kind of charger that you use.

     
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    ?????am i missing something here? my recumbent trike on flat smooth surface i can maintain about 20mph, just last week i hit 29mph in a sprint, i cant speak for upright diamond frame bikes, but my laid back recumbent with common 24 speed gearing has no problem breaking 20, start getting into 32 , 48, 80 speed trikes there is absolutely no hill to steep, and if a person has the leg strength and endurance 3o 40 50 mph is attainable, i believe right now the fastest on the books is at or over 85mph, i'd love to have to power and endurance to do that, i'd purposely get a speeding ticket, i'd walk up to that judge with a sh*t eating grin on my face and proudly admit my guilt, gladly pay my fine, then i would have that ticket framed and hung on my wall for all to see!
     
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    Got my 29 plus muddy:4: didn't ride much just 2-3 miles hit a friends pond then rode down along the creek and threw some flies with my Christmas tenkara rods. I actually was spinning in places this thing is geared so low
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    caught several fish these are the first caught on my new rods Crappie on a 8 ft Wetfly komodo creek rod
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    Blue gill caught on a TenkaraUSA Iwana rod
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    Looks like fun, caught a 3lb 2oz crappie 2 weeks ago. The state record I believe is 3lbs 11oz. I was close. Ill see if a friend took a picture of it.

    Edit: The record was 3lbs 12oz, and it was set in the same lake I was in, Sleepy Hollow in Greene County NY.
     
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    How do you like the tenkara rods? I was thinking about them, but currently in southern Nevada (desert doesn't have great fishing); with plan A to be building a cabin within next 18 months on one of my properties in S.E. Alaska (big fish). Do I need to build a pond for appropriately sized fish so I can use a tenkara rod?
     
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    build what you want just use discretion and dont get caught, i know a few ebikes that would probably be better described as a e motorcycle lol, and never heard of them getting harrassed by cops, one a friend of mine his does about 40 mph he almost got a ticket for a accident he was in but a supervisor told the patrolman not to, i doubt most cops are gonna do the math or run any test to check the power output of your ebike, most cops probably dont know ohms laws, or have the means to do any test, i found most cops dont like to be inconvenienced, or waste alot of time on trivial stuff i've had them just walk away from me while i was insisting i didnt break any cycling laws, but if your in a 50mph zone and your passing cars that might peak his interest?
     
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    That's awesome. :dblthumb:
     
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    Yesterday saw me take my first venture out on the steed after a long illness earlier this year. Just under 40 miles, mostly flat but at a fairly brisk pace and was pleasantly surprised at how good at felt. Wee bit tender around the nether regions this morning but nothing too bad.

    Maybe I'm not as out of shape as I had feared. Of course the second ride is often the real test.
     
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    Maybe I'm not as out of shape as I had feared. Of course the second ride is often the real test

    everytime i recover from a illness or injury, and i start to ride again its like starting over from scratch,
     
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    There's some disused infrastructure in the middle of the 101 freeway. I never gave it much thought. It turns out it was built for a tramway. Caltrans approved it but the federal DOT rejected it. The automakers and oil companies didn't want it. Disgusting! Same for electric bikes, the motoring interests don't want them.
     
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    I think a big part of the problem is that in the US, most people see bicycles as toys rather than a viable means of transport. There are pockets where that isn't the case but it holds true in most places. That is not the case in Europe and that's why e-bikes are much more accepted there.

    And yes, certainly the automobile lobby sees them as a negative and they are very powerful.
     
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    I am planning a day trip tomorrow I haven't rode many miles in April so I am not sure how much I can do I hope for 35+ Suppose to be nice I have food and essentials packed Cuban Yoyo in case I want to fish a little, tire aired up

    Tenkara is for smaller fish 2lb and under is its sweet spot I have 4 rods and it is my main way to fish for pan fish. I fish Cuban yoyo handlines for bigger stuff
     
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    Gotta love Jenson usa. Ordered a set of brakes for the stump jumper, Shimano xt's and a new set of Dakine gloves for this summer. I ordered them Saturday night, and they were at my front door here in NY yesterday. From CA to NY in 2 days. Can't recommend them enough, the prices were great also!

    Anyone see any of the sea otter new gear and bikes coming out? Manitou made a 150mm fat bike fork. I'd like to try it on a foes mutz full suspension fatbike.
     
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    Gotta' love Jensen, and, Shimano discs, any Shimano discs. My $32 Shimano discs from Jensen work as well as any I've tried.
     
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    My brother lived in Michigan for 9 years, rode a bike everywhere, even in winter. People thought he'd lost his drivers license for drunkedness, or, he couldn't afford to drive. There's that kind of mentality, even in SoCal.
     
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    my 17 year old Specialized Enduro out with me exploring old fire roads

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    man i miss riding my mountain bike!!
     
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    made my 35 miles and then some :dblthumb:63.75 miles made it to the north end of the little Miami scenic trail . this trail is a state park 50 ft wide 73 miles long
     
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    Dude, that is a serious ride, wow. What bike did you ride?
     
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    If it still works, keep riding it. In 2002 I got a Marin Attack Trail. I hated it. My no suspension 29+ is a far better bike, I love it.

    I knew you are in California just by looking at the pics. Where is that trail?

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    Surly Long Haul Trucker
     
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    Although it was sunny this morning, the forecast was for snow this afternoon. So I took a break from sewing soccer balls and snuck in a quick 9 miles on the washboardy dirt roads around my 'hood. There were a few snow flurries - just enough to make me feel like a badass but nothing major. Of course, three hours later, the sun is shining once more and it's about 20 degrees warmer. Hey ho.
     

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