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2whl-hoop 06-08-2012 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 18861209)
A friend has one for their daughter... I see them struggling with it most of the time. Maybe it's just them. :dunno

I went with the Yepp from REI. My boy, 16 months now, loves it. He literally comes running over when he sees me getting the bike out. The only issues are the Yepp has a higher seatback which hit his helmet and pushed it forward so I use a couple small folded towels for a seat pad, and it takes up some of the rider space so if you are riding on a hill there isn't room to stand up and pedal. When I load him into the seat I always make sure I have a hand on the bike because it's fairly unstable even on the kickstand. Once we're moving it's all good.

The Yepp needs a bike with a quill type stem, though. The bracket won't fit on a threadless headset.

surly357 06-08-2012 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 18861209)
A friend has one for their daughter... I see them struggling with it most of the time. Maybe it's just them. :dunno


but that's how they do it in europe, it must be better!


seriously, while it could probably be it's own thread, i'll just add one more vote for the trailer. preferably a low mileage used burley from the 'made in oregon' era. ;-)

YakSpout 06-09-2012 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by surly357 (Post 18870150)
but that's how they do it in europe, it must be better!


seriously, while it could probably be it's own thread, i'll just add one more vote for the trailer. preferably a low mileage used burley from the 'made in oregon' era. ;-)

I was just shopping craigslist earlier yesterday. He's still too little and I really don't have anywhere to store a trailer at the moment, but if I come across the right deal...

rbrsddn 06-09-2012 11:42 AM

Road Tubeless First impression
 
http://triumph3banger.smugmug.com/Sp...Tubeless-M.jpghttp://triumph3banger.smugmug.com/Sp...Ksyriums-M.jpgI rode my new Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels today with the Tubeless tires. Pressures were 90 lbs front, 95 rear. This setup rocks! The usual sharp bumps at 8 bars were gone, replaced by a feeling of floating over everything. Also, the tires were so quiet. I don't know if it was psychological, but the bike seemed to climb better. I'm going out for 60 tomorrow and will get more feedback. but I'm liking it so far! :deal
http://triumph3banger.smugmug.com/Sp...beless-2-M.jpg

TheNedster 06-09-2012 04:38 PM

First ride back today after a work-related weeklong hiatus. I still really love my MTB, even more now that I put on some Ergon grips. Now my left hand doesn't sign off after 30 min.

<IFRAME height=405 src="http://app.strava.com/runs/10447848/embed/22429784731820c6a156e419efb362c639ff68ad" frameBorder=0 width=590 allowTransparency scrolling=no></IFRAME>

strongmendieyoung 06-09-2012 04:44 PM

Been thinking of using the Strava app. The altimeter on my Edge 305 took a shit a few weeks ago, and I have had no luck getting it repaired, other than forking over $100 to garmin to have them repair an outdated piece of equipment, no thanks.:deal

Questions for those that use the Strava app:

Does it kill the battery in short order? (my rides are usually 4 hours or less)

Does spotty coverage affect data collection/current stats?

Is it HR capable? Maybe more of a phone specific question, I have a Droid Razr.

How do you mount your phone? I've been looking at this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...NGDD8VD2Q0Z6R1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...4L._SS400_.jpg

Hoots Magoon 06-09-2012 05:02 PM

I use the Biologic Bike Mount and their program BikeBrain. I like them both.

http://cdn.zath.co.uk/wp-content/upl...unt-holder.jpg


http://www.thinkbiologic.com/sites/d...oducts_1_4.jpg

2whl-hoop 06-09-2012 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YakSpout (Post 18872530)
I was just shopping craigslist earlier yesterday. He's still too little and I really don't have anywhere to store a trailer at the moment, but if I come across the right deal...


I looked at trailers too, but I decided they looked too confined. If I were doing


day long rides, I'd probably go with a trailer but otherwise the seats are great.

Mr Head 06-09-2012 09:07 PM

I've used mine for more than 4 hours on my iPhone. I shut everything but Strava and the phone down though. Only the Strava GPS running.
The Garmin battery should last longer form what I've seen from some friends.

I've used mine in Seattle area and here in Orange County with no issues. My Droid would chew the battery quick with roaming on, GPS and a few more apps running.
Big trees will block GPS and not much can be done about that. I've had my 2610 blocked in the Redwoods and even in Washington in the mountains.
From Today:
<iframe height='405' width='590' frameborder='0' allowtransparency='true' scrolling='no' src='http://app.strava.com/runs/10442720/embed/5c139494f48b29f01d268f19638c64621b575d59'></iframe>

Along this route I have good coverage and no big thick trees, (Orange County).
I even switched from RunKeeper to Strava run because the GPS is better on Strava than RunKeeper.
I put my phone in a sandwich sized freezer ziplock bag in my middle back pocket. I don't listen to music when I ride since I don't hear very well, I need all the advantage I can to know when people want me to move or tell me where they are. I can't hear people behind me unless they are on a Harley.

There is a HR monitor available for the iPhone. No idea about the Droid.
See the aboe workout and maybe that allows you to see my other data. I have no idea on that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by strongmendieyoung (Post 18874629)
Been thinking of using the Strava app. The altimeter on my Edge 305 took a shit a few weeks ago, and I have had no luck getting it repaired, other than forking over $100 to garmin to have them repair an outdated piece of equipment, no thanks.:deal

Questions for those that use the Strava app:

Does it kill the battery in short order? (my rides are usually 4 hours or less)

Does spotty coverage affect data collection/current stats?

Is it HR capable? Maybe more of a phone specific question, I have a Droid Razr.

How do you mount your phone? I've been looking at this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...NGDD8VD2Q0Z6R1

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...4L._SS400_.jpg


mud 06-09-2012 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2whl-hoop (Post 18875409)
I looked at trailers too, but I decided they looked too confined. If I were doing


day long rides, I'd probably go with a trailer but otherwise the seats are great.

All day????
Wait until you can do this.
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n...37225828_o.jpg
Out for a ride today in the beautiful heat!

Gaston Gagne 06-10-2012 04:11 AM

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090346-L.jpg


Back in action!

http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090349-L.jpg


http://gastongagne.smugmug.com/Motor...P6090348-L.jpg

Blur 06-10-2012 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mud (Post 18876199)

Very Cool!! :clap


Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 18877270)


Where is this? :ear

cozza123 06-10-2012 04:38 AM

This is my ride
$1700 spent so far

http://i664.photobucket.com/albums/v.../Photo0325.jpg

Gaston Gagne 06-10-2012 04:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18877292)



Where is this? :ear

Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.

Blur 06-10-2012 05:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne (Post 18877427)
Kerr Scott Reservoir, Warrior Creek Trail in Wilkes County, NC. Awesome trail system that gets better every time I go there.

Thanks - I've heard a lot of great things about Warrior Creek.


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