EZ Biker :-)
Hello and Welcome to EZ Biker's Recumbent Bicycle BLOG site. My BLOG is about Bicycling in general and rediscovering the TRUE Pleasure of Bicycling again, on a recumbent bicycle. My Personal Journal / Favorite links will also be posted here as well. I hope you find my blog FUN and helpful and I Thank You for visiting! Ken aka EZ Biker :-) Remember... Peer Pressure vs. Bicycling PLEASURE! It's your choice!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I LIKE this rear light… except… the weird battery requirement! :-(
There’s a new front page posting at BROL today of a rear light for your helmet. Nice concept, except for the 1/2 volt AA battery? Where in the world did they find that ODDBALL 1/2 AA volt battery? Here’s the link to the BROL website and the manufacturer of this interesting product. And lastly here a Google link for alternative purchasing choices for the… weird battery.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A New Four-Lane Superhighway To Be Built Only For Bikes!
BUT… Not here in the USA, Silly! You know our country is NOT bicycle friendly! BUT there are other bike FRIENDLY places on this planet, that projects like this are a reality! Here’s the link at treehugger.com to read about this Earth Friendly plan!!!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
HOLY Bicycle Female Mask Batman!!! :-O
Oooops! This was already previously posted! Must be an EZ Biker sometimers moment! Newer original post will be posted in it's place soon. Sorry!
Monday, January 23, 2012
WHY I miss Gardner Martin, the Original ER Owner… :-(
For the record, I have (HAPPILY) owned an Easy Racers TE, EZ1, Gold Rush Replica, (Polished Aluminum) and a Gold Rush Titanium recumbent. All my ER bikes were a DREAM and I was never disappointed in any of them. When Gardner Martin passed on, it was like a personal Family member loss to me. Yea, he was that kind of inspirational person! There have been some concerns raised about ER these days, as a result to some posts seen at BROL. Hi there Easy Racers - Where Are You? Is one of the posts; that apparently got so HEATED, it got locked by the head honcho BROL master, Bryan. There was actually a thread before this; that also got locked. The issue is where is Easy Racers and are they still in business? Their establishment apparently… got broken into and now there seems to be no one around… and there has been little communication forthcoming from anyone, representing ER. Even the so-called last post, by Bryan (As he locked the thread) shows a rather inconclusive response from the ER organization. OK, there was a break in…, they are trying to re-set things up and……………………….. No mention as to even “IF” they will be back to normal operations or before too long. This has got to be un-nerving for ER owners and even more specifically for their dealers. (Especially if they have $$$ plunked down for ordered product / bikes) While I mean no disrespect towards the latest ER owners, they obviously are not descendants of Gardner Martin! At least with him, you always know where you stood and what was REALLY going on!
Sunday, January 22, 2012
EZ Biker Will NEVER use these web services again!
I was looking forward to registering for the upcoming bike event, Ride With A Heart, being put on by my Special Friend Kerry (Pinkie). To register, you have to go through active.com and I attempted to do so, when I saw the so-called service fee charge… Anyway I tried to proceed through the registration, but my request was declined! YEAAAA! I realize the online service places make their money by doing these registrations; BUT for me, that just adds more cost to something, (While padding the pockets of those online service with my $$$) and TAINTS the good will desire to contribute to the worthy cause. Unlike others, I do watch my expenses; to avoid facing a wall of debt. Additionally, I have signed up for other worthy causes, only to find out (Again) the majority of my fee paid, went into the pockets of the service used to collect the registrations and not specifically to the intended cause. I would very much like to do that event and some others; BUT I’m not EVER going to register, using these online services! I’ll write the event organizers a check or pay cash, PERIOD! If that’s not suitable; I don’t need to be part of their event!
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Sebring Prep continues!!! Bike lights / Batteries Dial in time!
Hey EZ nice to see you up Boynton Beach area today! Can I as a rather DUMB question? Why do you leave your bike light on, after it’s daylight? Signed Jan
Hello Jan, Thanks for your email and remember, no question is dumb! Nice to see you today and I managed to crank out a nice 70 miler, in preparation for the 24 hours of Sebring, February 18/19th. Not only do I need to get the miles in, but so do my bike light batteries! 12 hours of that event will be in the dark and on a race track, (Sebring – an old airport) that likewise is VERY DARK. Unlike other raceways, there is no lighting and so you better have a really good light system; if you intend to do this event. So that’s why you saw my lights during the daylight hours; as I’m conditioning the batteries, so they will be dialed in for the event. For now, (With my present battery) I can do about 3.5 hours at 1600 lumens! (Brightness) BUT I plan to drop that down to 1200 Lumens and thus my hours run time should be in the 4 to 6 hour range. So the 2 batteries I have now, (plus 2 that came with my lights) should be the perfect setup.
The Cadillac Bent!!!
NOW here’s the gimmick bike the recumbent industry should have seized on, years ago… You have class, style, unlimited driving range, without even the need for consumable fuel!!!
Photos by John Riley. To see more, check out this link!
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
My GAS KILLER is standing by, how about YOURS???
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress! SUCKS!
ezbiker.com stands with Google, Reddit, Wikipedia, BoingBoing, Imgur and Tucows, to protest controversial anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress!
Monday, January 16, 2012
OT - Breaking News! SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU AMERICAN RED CROSS! :-(
From the Movie, Ben Hur, 1959… Balthasar: [during Jesus Christ's Crucifixion] I have lived too long. I’m beginning to finally understand that statement; as I came across the following news blurb today: FDA fines Red Cross nearly $9.6 million for blood safety lapses… WHAT an absolute SHAMFUL Pathetic happenstance, by an organization, that is the last line of defense, for caring for the human race. Never in my life, would I have even thought such a prestigious organization, would carelessly put the people it’s been entrusted to provide care for, in harms way! Where I have previously championed for people to join me to support and offer donations to this organization; I now can no longer offer that endorsement, until this now SCUMBAG organization, CLEANS UP IT’S act! American Red Cross… you SUCK!!!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Don’t NEED NO Stinking Vehicle in THIS Family! :-D
Now THIS is the kind of post / thread I LOVE reading! BROL thread: Biking Evangelism tells of a family that has successfully purged the vehicle and embraced bicycling!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
BREAKING SAD News... :-( Mark Gregoire of Atlantic Bicycles has passed on... :-(
It is with GREAT SADNESS to report one of my long time friends that had sold me more recumbent bikes than anyone else has passed on. Mark Gregoire of Atlantic Bicycles. Here is a link to his obituary.
Mark was a really Class Act Guy and embraced recumbents wholeheartedly. He ran one of the few shops that offered one of the largest selections of bents, in South Florida. I'm proud to admit I purchased 11 recumbents from this person and everyone of them was a wonderful experience. Nothing was impossible for this person to go and find for you, to keep your recumbent fix in high gear! Pictured is your truly (In my parade Flag float jersey; next to Mr. Class himself! Mark, I'm really going to miss you; BUT I know you are surly cruising around on a bent in heaven!!! :-)
FREE! Online PDF Editor! :-D
You know from time to time I scan quite a few documents and convert them into PDF files. BUT what to do, if you ever wanted to edit the pdf file? There’s all kinds of $ software out there to achieve that purpose; BUT… there’s also a FREE online PDF editor that can do the same thing! The name of the site is: pdfescape.com and you can do all kinds of editing, add words, white out / replace and more! This site gets an EZ Biker thumbs up award!!!