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#16787 of 17118 Re: TPMS [fibber2]
Jun 29, 2012 (7:11 pm)
Haha; yeah, I make my kids wear helmets, too, but I don't. I might if I ever prioritized the purchase of a helmet for me, but I ride a bike rarely enough that I just don't consider the miniscule risk worth the cost.
When I finally buy a motorcycle, I'll definitely get a helmet at the same time (and leathers)!
#16788 of 17118 Re: TPMS [xwesx]
Jun 30, 2012 (6:25 am)
We rediscovered bicycling about 2 years ago and always wear helmets. Our 5 year-old does too.
Speaking of bicycling, we're going on vacation in mid-July to Colorado, assuming the Breckenridge / Frisco area doesn't burn. (It probably won't.) We are going to do a lot of cycling, I'm looking forward to it!
#16789 of 17118 TPMS
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 30, 2012 (9:38 am)
My '06 has the old design that works off the ABS sensors... I realize that this isn't quite as comprehensive as the new design... but, it works 90% as well for 10% of the cost and aggravation (my estimates..lol)
#16790 of 17118 Re: TPMS [xwesx]
Jun 30, 2012 (5:13 pm)
Check out your local firehouse for a decent quality bike helmet dirt cheap. Some national program provides them. Stylish with removable visors for under $10.
#16791 of 17118 Re: TPMS [colin_l]
Jun 30, 2012 (9:50 pm)
I remember you talking about your biking... you do it seriously! Mine is a "mountain bike," one of those that isn't really any good for riding on pavement, and not really any good for off-road biking either. It works well enough on gravel, though!
Sadly, it was about the same time I bought that bike that I tore my meniscus in my right knee. That was 2004, I think, and I haven't ridden that bike more than maybe ten miles since then. Biking makes that knee burn like the fires of Hell.
Honestly, if I rode a bike more, I would get a helmet just as cheap risk abatement since it doesn't take much to bump one's head.
#16792 of 17118 Re: TPMS [fibber2]
Jun 30, 2012 (9:51 pm)
Thanks for the tip. I should look into that the next time the kids need new helmets. Their heads seem to grow ridiculously fast.
#16793 of 17118 Re: TPMS [xwesx]
Jul 01, 2012 (5:00 am)
I still bike on average 4 days per week, using my Dahon Vitesse D7 folding bicycle that has lived in my OBW for years now. It's my lunchtime getaway. I keep it below the 'smelly' threshold, and do approx 5 miles around the site and down a state road to a deli. It does wonders for my mental state to get away mid day. This winter was mild enough that for the first time I continued biking all thru the winter! On weekends I use one of my 'real' bikes!
Knee problems also, but it is OK when biking. It seems to originate in my ankle, and as long as I rock that right, my knee doesn't pop. So right now I can bike with fury, but cannot walk a city block without pain. Orthopedic appt on July 8th to see what can be done about it. Yes, this getting old sucks.
Jul 01, 2012 (1:54 pm)
When I had my right knee replaced biking was out of the question. Due to the limited range of motion of the prosthetic knee I had lot of pain in the knee. A different pain from what it was pre replacement, and if I have to still endure pain in the knee this pain is infinitely more preferable.
However I started about 9 months ago trying limited time on an exercise bike. At least I couldn't fall off this if I screwed up.
Well I got some range back and decided to try a real bike, so I borrowed a friends and tried it. The same day Rita and I went and bought new bikes, we ride most every day, round trip about ten miles. The knee is still painful, and the left knee is maybe about a year away from needing replaced, but as long as I can ride I am gonna do it.
#16796 of 17118 2013 Outback Special Appearance Package
Jul 01, 2012 (5:15 pm)
Subaru Drive magazine arrived and we really like the pic on p.22 of the Saddle Brown Leather. Here it is on another website:
Memory settings also come with the SAP -- hubby misses those!
Car is at 15K and think it is great.