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by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:25 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Last Book Read
Replies: 176
Views: 14775

Re: Last Book Read

It was a short story compilation of Steven King's horror stories. Perfect for the October Months! Forgot the name of it as Ic can't find it right now, but it was a compilation of a lot of his older ones from the 80's to early 90's, rather than a lot of his newer ones. One I was thinking of picking u...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:20 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Night riding
Replies: 18
Views: 5788

Re: Night riding

Not only do I use reflectors, but I also use a flashlight on my helmet that shines down on the road, and is powerful enough to be viewed like a headlight up ahead on the road for anyone that rides by. I always try to stay as bright as I can, especially since the back roads I ride on can be dangerous...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:19 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Winter months
Replies: 31
Views: 4292

Re: Winter months

I cycle during the winter months, but I do my best to keep myself safe. For comfort and warmth, I wear layers. I wear tight form fitting sweats on my first layer or long john like pants. Then a "fluffy" layer above that, such as pajama pants. Then poofy pants above that such as stereotypic...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:13 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Does anybody "name" their bike...?
Replies: 104
Views: 5215

Re: Does anybody "name" their bike...?

My bike is known as the rocket. Simply because I don't have a motorcycle, and it's an inside joke among people I know who do have a motorcycle when they talk about their "bikes". So I always thought it was funny when they talk about their harley's and honda's and I just go "Oh yea. Mi...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:11 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Not very friendly .....
Replies: 48
Views: 5241

Re: Not very friendly .....

Sadly some people get into the "Us Vs. Them" mentality, and don't associate with people "outside" of their groups. This includes clubs and stuff. Don't let it get you down. It's still a friendly sport. There are enough people who you'll meet who are small time, new time, long tim...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:09 am
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: How old are the newbies to road cycling?
Replies: 1297
Views: 153719

Re: How old are the newbies to road cycling?

Age: Too old =( Reason for cycling: I picked it up because I like it. I'm weird. I hate running. HATE it. Put me behind a handlebar and on a decent bike though and I'll go far, and just see where I end up. I don't even like walking all that much, to be honest. I guess I got my start as a kid. When I...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:05 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Weird stuff by the side of the road
Replies: 58
Views: 4060

Re: Weird stuff by the side of the road

An outhouse. I'm not talking about a port-a-john either. I'm talking a fully fledged, wooden outhouse. Complete with a door, a window high up, toilet paper inside, and an airfreshener dangling above the toilet. I don't know WHO made it, who put it there, or why. But it was by the side of a major roa...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 07:04 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Disgusting.
Replies: 108
Views: 8623

Re: Disgusting.

Still. As far as the video it was something to watch. And the comments to read as well. Alls I know is I know some people don't treat the road with respect, both on bikes and in vehicles. But at the end of the day, if someone on a bike gets hit, it doesn't matter who's at fault, the person on the bi...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 06:50 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Robin Williams Collection
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Robin Williams Collection

Wow. I love Robin Williams like anyone else, but not for that price!

Still, for a good cause. I hope whoever does win it eventually see's some sort of return on their investment. Its a big chunk of change to put down
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 06:48 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your Anti-Rants here
Replies: 4962
Views: 297272

Re: Your Anti-Rants here

My anti-rant goes for good weather, and light bad weather. I love good weather. A light breeze, and a light chill to work up a sweat to with the sun over head, and the day completely dry as well. That way if I want, I can just take my bike off the road a bit, and lay down and relax and stretch a lit...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 06:17 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Knocked off in a car park
Replies: 31
Views: 3679

Re: Knocked off in a car park

Yes. Absolutely what they did was a felony. It is highly illegal to hit and run. What if they injured you to the point that you were comatose, or worse? I'd keep hassling both your insurance and the police to find this person, as that was completely irresponsible of them to do that and it could have...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 06:12 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Road Rage Protection
Replies: 40
Views: 4150

Re: Road Rage Protection

Whew. Makes me glad I live where I live at. The country has its perks. Granted I've had crap thrown at me by teenagers who thought it was funny to throw their fast food drinks at me a few times, but mostly it's either other people biking from their farms to in town to save gas for their tractors and...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 06:07 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Unnecessary cleaning guilt trip
Replies: 10
Views: 1494

Re: Unnecessary cleaning guilt trip

Nothing really constructive to add, but I will say that you did a damn good job with the cleaning. I wish I could get my bike to look that good. I live in the country, which is great for a lot of places to go out and bike peacefully. Heck I can commute to almost anywhere I want, with rolling wheat/c...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:56 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Information for Beginners
Replies: 24
Views: 79919

Re: Information for Beginners

Hey. This is a pretty good guide! I've been looking for something like this for some younger people I know who want to get into cycling, but don't know where to start other than just grabbing a bike, and going out. I mean that's usually a pretty easy thing to do. Its how I got started. And really th...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:54 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Cycling Buddies
Replies: 27
Views: 53690

Re: Cycling Buddies

This seems kind of neat. A big ol' database of cyclers in various parts of the country looking to meet up with other biking enthusiasts and share a common interest?

Heck yea. Sign me up!
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:50 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Knee pads for a 6 y/o?
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: Knee pads for a 6 y/o?

Doubling the volleyball knee pads idea above. For some reason in the smaller categories smaller sizes tend to be better with other sporting equipment. I've worn pads meant for other contact sports and usually prefer them over biking equipment (aside from helmets, of course).
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:47 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Buying bike advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2345

Re: Buying bike advice

Another advice I can suggest that helped with my younger brother and his daughter was to take her with him when he went to ride a bike. That way she could sit on the bike, feel it, and see if it was comfortable enough for her to ride where he'd then make sure she was going to use it. That way he nev...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:45 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Teaching them to ride
Replies: 171
Views: 119633

Re: Teaching them to ride

I learned with my Dad pushing me down an incline in an alleyway. Lol. Lots of bruises but I learned eventually.

That's not the best way to do it though.

Personally though? First post is best post in this regard
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:42 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Cycling and Pregnancy
Replies: 10
Views: 3000

Re: Cycling and Pregnancy

I think a lot of factors are in play here unfortunately. I mean if you're healthy, and the pregnancy is going smoothly with little to no complications? Why not go for a nice evenign ride once in a while. But if you have complications, are generally pretty unhealthy, and enjoy riding your bike over d...
by Huismans
Mon Oct 24, 2016 05:39 am
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: Kid bike or adult bike
Replies: 2
Views: 1824

Re: Kid bike or adult bike

Personally, I'm of the sort that depends on your finances. If you think you can afford another bike sometimes 3-4 years down the line when she's outgrown a smaller adult bike? Go for it. Have a bike that's perfect for her size and everything. But... If money is tight and you can't afford to purchase...

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