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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #950 on: October 07, 2022, 10:51:52 AM »
Pro tip: make sure to check your airline carriers policy on bikes and weight limits for business class. I booked separate flights on Air Canada and was able to place bids for an upgrade to business class. It ended up costing me pretty much the same amount to sit in business class since the weight limit was higher and more checked bags were allowed as it would have cost me to sit with the poors and pay extra to check my bike bag.

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« Reply #951 on: October 07, 2022, 10:57:24 AM »
I rented a dakine bike bag for $180, barely fit my size L kona unit, took out the pedals to squeeze under 50 lbs, and checked it for free on Delta since I have a delta cc. This is the way

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« Reply #952 on: October 07, 2022, 11:41:27 AM »
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« Reply #953 on: October 08, 2022, 11:40:46 AM »
Awesome stuff Asava

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« Reply #954 on: October 12, 2022, 08:09:21 AM »
Any electric bike owners?  I am contemplating getting one that could work on either easy mountain bike trails or street riding.  Thinking of maybe a fat tire Rad power or Aventure, simply because those are lower cost and pretty good reviews. 

Anyone done the research?
I was talking to my neighbor last night. He has a Quietkat e-bike that he rides to work. It has huge tires - like what they put on downhill mountain bikes. The main reason he has this ebike is to check his trail cams because he is a fanatical bowhunter and the bike leaves very little scent to put off deer. Looks like a very cool/fun setup.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #955 on: October 12, 2022, 02:54:06 PM »
Any electric bike owners?  I am contemplating getting one that could work on either easy mountain bike trails or street riding.  Thinking of maybe a fat tire Rad power or Aventure, simply because those are lower cost and pretty good reviews. 

Anyone done the research?
I was talking to my neighbor last night. He has a Quietkat e-bike that he rides to work. It has huge tires - like what they put on downhill mountain bikes. The main reason he has this ebike is to check his trail cams because he is a fanatical bowhunter and the bike leaves very little scent to put off deer. Looks like a very cool/fun setup.
Yeah, I want a fat tire one for riding gravel roads quickly.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #957 on: December 16, 2022, 02:40:58 PM »
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« Reply #958 on: December 16, 2022, 02:42:05 PM »
3000 miles? You're about due for an oil change.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #959 on: December 16, 2022, 07:01:41 PM »




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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #960 on: December 16, 2022, 08:52:15 PM »
Had a nice little ride in the mountains inbetween lighting strikes the other week.















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« Reply #961 on: December 24, 2022, 01:13:03 PM »
They aren't flip flops, but they definitely are sandals. Props to Mocat for crushing basically 3k this year!

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #962 on: December 24, 2022, 01:49:55 PM »
Got some studded tires instead of a fat bike. Pretty fun. On the packed frozen stuff they grip amazingly well, just gotta take it easy as things start to melt

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« Reply #963 on: December 28, 2022, 01:11:48 PM »
A lot of cyclist twitter gets angry at this type of "gatekeeping" but it made me lol


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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #964 on: February 07, 2023, 05:52:36 PM »
Three days in a row in the saddle. Spring has arrived in SW Louisiana.

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #966 on: March 09, 2023, 05:00:33 PM »
That bias is real and is everywhere.

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« Reply #967 on: March 09, 2023, 08:01:51 PM »
Saw that yesterday, disgusting how the widow was treated on the scene

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« Reply #968 on: April 06, 2023, 01:52:38 PM »
going to attempt a full KC>STL bikepack via the Rock Island / KT trail next month  :drool:

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #969 on: April 07, 2023, 08:39:53 AM »
going to attempt a full KC>STL bikepack via the Rock Island / KT trail next month  :drool:
How many days do you anticipate this will take?

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« Reply #970 on: April 07, 2023, 10:31:14 AM »
going to attempt a full KC>STL bikepack via the Rock Island / KT trail next month  :drool:
How many days do you anticipate this will take?

planned for 5 days of biking, booked a train back to kc on the afternoon of day 6

rough mileage: 85/65/65/65/55

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« Reply #971 on: April 07, 2023, 10:38:52 AM »
going to attempt a full KC>STL bikepack via the Rock Island / KT trail next month  :drool:
How many days do you anticipate this will take?

planned for 5 days of biking, booked a train back to kc on the afternoon of day 6

rough mileage: 85/65/65/65/55
That sounds awesome. Enjoy.

How close to the trail are the camping sites that you plan to use?

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« Reply #972 on: April 07, 2023, 03:51:36 PM »
i'm not climbing up out of the river floodplain until Chesterfield  :lol:

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Re: Any cyclists?
« Reply #973 on: April 30, 2023, 01:54:49 PM »
Hey guys, thanks for keeping me inspired for a return to cycling.  The conquests of this thread are great motivators.  I have long since planned my return and think it has finally come.  But I think I am going gravel.  And with that in mind, any of you ever ridden the Belgian Waffle Ride in Lawerence?  It is in October and is basically a 200k with about 8,000’ of elevation gain.

I set up my trainer today with the goal of logging at least an hour a day for the next 2 months with most likely some longer sessions on weekends.  If I hit my training goals, I will be buying a gravel bike on July 1st and signing up for the ride.  Maybe I will see some of you in Lawrence in the fall.

 


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« Reply #974 on: May 01, 2023, 09:46:27 AM »
gravel bikes are the best. also the roads are generally garbage where i live with debris and broken glass, etc, so my gravel bike with tubeless tires is kind of my DD. what bikes are on your list?
i've never done the belgian waffle but i've heard it's a great event. that elev gain is real