Thursday, September 30, 2010

OT - Desktop Blogging Clients, The Ultimate List!

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Hey EZ, LOVE your site and am seriously looking into getting into bents soon! OK, so this is kinda off topic, but I’m looking to get into blogging soon, along with my present Facebook page. I know you use Windows Live Writer; but am wondering if there’s any other blog authoring software out there? Facebook is OK, but I really want to start my own journal and intimately combine the two. Signed Sara.

Hello Sara, thanks for your email. I had previously done a post on Blog authoring software, back in 09. Since then I have been using WLW for a while and although I’m very happy with it; I’m always looking to see what else is out there. I came upon a REALLY Great site, that I believe will answer your question completely. www.hongkiat.com is the name of the site and it offers one of the most complete lists of blog clients, I have ever seen. Here’s the link for the specific list of available blog clients! You might also want to check out both Blogger and Wordpress for your future blog site. Both are Excellent; BUT I still continue to hang with Good Ole Blogger, for now. :-)

OMG! Those Raven Lunatics are loose! ;-)

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Quote copied from BROL:

“From John Schlitter of BacchettaTeam Bacchetta riding four man Furnace Creek 508 as Raven Lunatics, , for Sarcoma http://www.TeamRavenLunatics.com/, Awareness Sept. 2nd. , www.TeamSarcoma.com

David Bradley will be heading up a four man team for FC 508, riding with Bradley is Bill Spaeth a 508 vet along with the ultra Team Bacchetta legend Jim Kern and Team Bacchetta Captain John Schlitter. Sandy Earl, recumbent lady powerhouse is our crew chief and crew being a four man team I guess we can pitch in when needed. “

Quote from www.teamravenlunatics.com page:

“October 2-3: Furnace Creek 508 (508)  This event is a 508 mile race that starts in Santa Clarita, CA, just north of Los Angeles. The race travels through the Antelope Desert, Death Valley National Park, and the Mojave Desert finishing in Twenty Nine Palms, CA. Team Bacchetta Raven Lunatics will be a four person recumbent bicycle team that plans on setting a very fast four person relay team record.”

GO Bacchetta Team!!!

The “STRING” Bike! :-O

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Quote: “Hungarian bicycle designers have unveiled their new Stringbike in Padova, Italy. The design replaces the traditional chain with a symmetrical rope and pulley system, which they say is more efficient, makes for a more comfortable ride, and provides improved maneuverability around winding streets.” Here’s the link to read more about this unique concept. And special thanks to BROL forum poster madams, for starting the thread on this. :-)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

OT - WOW! Now THIS captures my town at the moment!

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You know we were forewarned of some… RAIN heading our way… BUT THIS… is a bit MUCH! I’m beginning to see 2 animals roaming around… Humm, I wonder if 2 recumbent bikes might be able to sneak…. er UM, never mind! :-P

By the way, www.lunapic.com is the site I used to add the effects to this photo. :-)

WOW! Pedal Bikes for Fed EX??? Electric-assist delivery bicycles used by FedEx in Paris

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Read more about these beauties here!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

We MISS You already Willie! :-( :-( :-(

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I want to take time and wish my Sincere Condolences to the Family of a former employee that I had the distinct HONOR and pleasure to work with. To Willie Taylor, you will be missed, but will always be in my thoughts!

The Musashi Hotdog………… ;-)

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Hey EZ, I have been thinking about moving on a Musashi and saw this post at BROL about long time owners of them. The pictured one has a sock on it! Have any thoughts about socked recumbents? Signed Jim

Hey Jim, thanks for your email. I previously did a post about this bike and got to try errr, ummm 2 at the So. Florida recumbent challenge, months back. I broke a gear on one that Josh, from Atlantic Bicycle brought out. Josh, I STILL FEEL bad about that! Then I rode a white one and it was a real kick in the pants, FUN wise. As far as a sock goes… WELL, I’m not much of a sock recumbent fan. I guess if you did a lot riding in sub zero temps, they might be a good thing to have. BUT residing in Florida, as I do, we don’t get temps like that… a lot. :-) having said all of this; it really is a great bike and not slow either!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage “BORNNNN TO BE WILD!!!

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Tailwind Boogie!

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So EZ, was that you on your Tailwind today? You were booking pretty good for that little beastie! Signed Shannon.

Hey Shannon, I thought that was you and a few local stallions! Yikes, if you can hang with THEM, I’m clearly in a lot of trouble!!! Yea, I decided to just run a few errands and not do any (Think I’m fast) riding this weekend. However, I did manage to sneak up on a few roadies, until they yawned and sped away. Then there was the 17th St. bridge… TURTLE! TURTLE! :-P

OT - HEY There! Get a GRIP folks! :-@

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WELL I’m adding something new and clearly OT (Off topic) to EZ Biker Blog in that of eZ ByKr uNplugged. Which basically will portray my DUH interpretations (A person who was missing a lot of crayons, back in his school days) on various things or interesting wacky, photos, subjects, bicycle and otherwise related. And if you think I’m kidding, I will be posting one of my report cards soon, that has more D’s & F’s than the alphabet… I’m still thinking of setting up a separate blog for it;  BUT it’s that “When would I REALLY have time to REALLY keep up with it affliction.” :-P  (Or maybe I’m just running out of recumbent / bike related stories and need a lame excuse to be able to post something everyday…………… ;-P  Humm, should I have revealed that?) SO be forewarned of these little beasties… POPPING up from time to time! :-& 

Which brings me to today’s 1st. eZ ByKr uNplugged post. I surely don’t have to wonder if EVERYONE didn’t know about the GREAT HORRIFFIC Facebook outage that took place a few days ago. OMG! You would NOT believe ALL the chatter going on about FB? FB’s DOWN, Oh Nooooooo! When will it come back? I’m LOST without FB or what do I do now? BLAH BLAH BLAH… :-@ WOW! Folks, Some of you critters NEED to get a GRIP or maybe consider Physiological Facebook Addiction counseling. ;-O

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Now THIS is a COOL Bike Jersey!!! :-)

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While prowling around FB, I noticed Bentup Bicycles in the news feed and a really GREAT Looking Bike Jersey! Here’s their FB link for more info on this Beautiful garment!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Recumbent Journal Interbike Coverage 2010!

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ALRIGHT! Just pulled this link from BROL about Interbike Coverage 2010, being done GREATLY by Recumbent Journal!!! I’d LOVE to go and cover an event like that!!!

Update: here's a link to RJ flickr site that has all their Interbike coverage.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

COOL Bike taxi in Paris!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

5’.4” Female looking for 24 wheel” High racer!

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Hello EZ, I check out your site often and am now getting really close to embracing the bent lifestyle. I’m curious as to if there’s any kind of a high racer that someone of my 5’.4”height statue might be available? Signed Amber

Hello Amber and thanks for your email. There several routes you can check out for 24” wheel high racers. Bacchetta offers a 24” Corsa, that’s been very popular! If you have a good recumbent friendly bike shop, you might want to check out a duel 26  Giro. BUT, you can actually swap out the duel 26 wheels and go: 20, 24, 26 650 or even 700! THIS is something I have actually flirted with on a 20” or 700 wheel frame, for sometime. Lastly, pictured is BROL poster Zeke’s wife on a Rans F5 with 24” wheel setup.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Folding Micro Recumbent?

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BROL poster Fastolfe has posted a rather interesting recumbent / concept, that apparently does actually work! Interesting folding micro-recumbent is the thread and here’s the link for some pretty good photos of this BEASTIE! :-)

Monday, September 20, 2010

2011 RAAM Cargo Bike Racing Team Photo… ;-P

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

High Rider Tandem! :-)

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You just gotta LOVE some peoples ingenuity! NOW this is the kind of tandem, two can have all kinds of fun on!!!

OT - YARRR Ther Matee’s & Winches! Pirate Biker Ere!!! It be thar Talk Lik a Pirate Day! Sunday September 19th!

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Yar Ther Matiees! It be that thar tim agin, when you be neddin to be talkin lik a Pirat Day! Me thinks I’ll take the ole Pirat Aero Ship about and see if I can scuttle me some lowely Diamond Frame frigit! Now if yer intrestd in mor of thas Pirate Stuff, U best makin a stop at the following landlubber Facebook links, Yar Heer Matees!!!

Any carbon Fiber duel 20 in bikes?

image Hello EZ, Love your site! SO, do you know of any duel 20” tire carbon Fiber bikes out there? Signed Randi

Hello Randi, as a matter fact I have just recently stumbled onto such a little beastie at BROL in the Prettiest Bike Contest thread. Now PLEASE be sitting down, because the price… might be a SCARY, as you see in the yellow highlighted area! For more information, check out this link! Also here’s a larger view of this GORGEOUS little beastie!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

WOOOO WOOO! Here comes the TRAIN!!!

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COM ON EVERYBODY LET’S RIDE THE TRAIN!!! OK, I snagged this off from Facebook, via Bryans post there. THIS looks like a lot of FUN, people are having!!! Here’s the link to read more about this at The Recumbent Blog.

Piano recital on a bike! :-P

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Look Mom! No hands on a Rans V2!!!

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Here’s a rather INTERESTING post at BROL, by BROL poster loRan(s): RANS V2 F26 - Hands off and following video of the fete. Now if you check out the side of the road, that appears to be sand or gravel and thus, one slight mover into that; and I bet the hands come back on to the handlebars, REAL Quick! And NO, this is something I wouldn’t try and I suggest no one else does either. :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

BREAKING News! It’s…. ARRIVED! And it’s not MINE!!! :-0

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WELL Halloween is still  a little way away; BUT something as frightful has made it’s way here in Ft. Lauderdale! Road and bent cyclists BEST BEWARE!!! I got the news of “””IT’S””” arrival from Mr. Payton at Bicycle Spot, earlier today! YEP, a Bacchetta Carbon Fiber Aero is now prowling around the streets! Eeeeeeeeeeek!

UPDATE! NOW I hear that at least 2 more CF Aeros have BUZZED into Ft. Lauderdale! That’s almost a squadron!!!

More of Git Ur Bik In On! :-)

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My initial thoughts on Face Book? ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Hey EZ, I see you are now on Face book! How do you like it so far? Is it something you might consider replacing your blog with? Signed Sandra

Hello Sandra and Thanks for your email and good question. My recently setup Face Book page has generated quite a few old school friend contacts and other friends as well. THAT part is proving to be quite FUN, but after that………………………. I do get notification emails that someone has contacted me at FB; BUT I don’t log in to FB at work, as I don’t want to tempt fate, that my employer might think I hang out there, more then doing my work. I’ve posted, just send me an email and I can THEN probably get back with you fairly quick. To be honest, my initial FB thoughts are, nice place to visit, BUT I wouldn’t want to spend ALL MY TIME THERE! I prefer to work on and continue my postings at my blog; so don’t anyone WORRY that FB will replace my blog. Finally, I have been looking into having my blog posts appear at my FB site; but even now I’m thinking, well… hummm, ZZZZZZZ, maybe not right now. :-)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

BREAKING News! OMG! I’m in LOVE!!!

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I know, I know! I have been panting and drooling about a possible Carbon Aero to be added to my stable… (As if I really have the $$$ to purchase one… ;-P ) BUT there’s just SOMETHING about this Ti Oregon, that just FLOATS my boat! I guess I’ve been hanging around this particular BROL thread TI Oregon not a review posted by oknups way too many times… (Reading it OVER & OVER…) Let’s see, it’s Ti (You know how I LOVE Ti) Compact… (Perfect for my man cave residence) and it’s just CUTE and probably rather unique around here in South Florida! OK, Charge Cards! RED ALERT!!! :-)

Hummmmm….

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Off road bent!

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Here’s another one of our BROL posters that used a little savvy and put together a bent, for some off road fun! I bet he has a thrill a minute riding this!!! :-)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hey, this makes cents… to me!

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Our interesting photo of the day is our own Beloved Honest Abe on a recumbent low racer… Hummm, not sure why… :-)

Anyway, it was found at a rather interesting website titled Tinypic®; which is a fast, simple and reliable video and image hosting site that you can use to share your experiences. There is no registration or log-in required, simply submit your picture or video. That makes it the perfect site for linking to MySpace.com®, eBay®, Orkut scrapbooks, message boards, forums, blogs, journals, e-mail, IM, and other websites.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

God Bless America!

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Bicycle Showcase! Just around the corner! Sept 22-24, 2010

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This is a Bicycle Mecca event that I truly want to attend someday, before I get TOO old to do so! Here’s the link, to their page!

New Road Signs Go Up On A1A In Broward County!

  • clip_image003[4]Broward County & Florida Department Of Transportation have finally agreed to put up signs on A1A between Light House Point and Spanish River Park in Boca Raton Florida. Numerous conflicts between cyclists and motor vehicle operators have prompted this action, to hopefully make vehicle operators aware that Cyclists are FED UP being harassed and will defend themselves!
  • Ooops, April Fool is over! ;-)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Hummmmmm…

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

BREAKING News!!! Photos from Rans Rally FINALLY surface! With something VERY noticeable… :-O

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WELL FINALLY some photos of the Rans Rally made their way to BROL at the Just Returned From The Rans Rally thread. However, I have to tell you; I saw numerous photos… that have me somewhat worrisomely wondering…

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Great potential product promotion… FLUB… :-(

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Hey EZ, I happen to catch your post at the: A word from the RANS rally. There seems to be a lot of interest in possible new products for 2011, at the Rans Bicycle Rally. I’m surprised no one has any photos that they could post on line about it! Signed Mindy.

Mindy, Thank you for your email and SPOT On observation, concerning the Rand Rally, that’s going on this weekend. I too am at a loss as to why no one seems to have internet access out there and be able to post photos of what seems to be a really FUN and interested event! Not only is it a rally, but also the chance for a recumbent manufacturer to showcase their product line for the upcoming new year. Mind you, I’m not specifically targeting Rans here; but I’m likewise surprised no one has a fancy iPhone or other web access camera to be able to take and post some photos of what goodies might be rolling out from this manufacturer soon. Having said this, I think Rans likewise could have put together an ongoing coverage website and probably benefitted with 1000’s of hits, from interested viewers. Hence my post title… Great potential product promotion… FLUB… :-(

May FAORITE Evolution picture! :-)

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Monday, September 06, 2010

Hotter Than HELL Ride Reports!

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Hey EZ, have you heard anything about the Hotter Than Hell ride, on August 28th? I can’t seem to find any write ups or photos. :-( Signed Angie

Hello Angie, Thanks for your email and YES, there is some great write ups and likewise GREAT photos! Here’s one link from the rbent forum, that has participants telling their HHH adventure stories! Here’s a link to pages for photos of the event. HHH photographer, Richard Cleaver, seems to have the most and BEST photos of the event! 

This another one of those “Wanna Do” events on my list, before I get too old and decrepit to ride… ;-)

Friday, September 03, 2010

To all my EZ Biker Friends and Visitors… :-)

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Here’s Sincerely Wishing

you all a Happy,

FUN and SAFE

Labor Day Weekend!

EZ Biker :-)

Hummm, try doing a Century in THIS position… ;-)

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Chicks And Bikes

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Down under is GETTING it right!!! :-)

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Found this rather UPLIFTING article at Sydney Body Art Riding Blog.  Good to see there are a few countries in the vehicle OBSESSED world trying to re-embrace bicycling! :-)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Pilgrimage to Hays Kansas!

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Every year I read about this event and always WISH I should have made a serious attempt to attend it! Maybe there's some sort of experimental Rans Ti Tailwind laying around… Well it’s almost upon us again and I’m going to put this on my calendar to hopefully attend in the near future! To all attendees, WISH YOU ALL A GREAT TIME AND SNAP LOTS OF PHOTOS!!! Here’s the link to find out more about this SUPER Event, HAPPENING THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND!!!