Hiking with bikes, part one. My precious still hurts.

hiking with bikes
On Sunday we went on our third trail ride with the EMTBs.  I am no expert but I am going to go out on a limb and say that this trail, considered “easy” on the hiking scale was not …I repeat NOT a bike trail.  Lots of people hike.  I love hiking and seeing new places and things.   The EMTBs are great because you can go a bit further, a bit faster.  But if I were to choose to hike with sixty pounds, well, obviously I would have a backpack on right?  So on Sunday we did not do a bik...
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Female Bike Seat Selections – Oh the pain.

Female Bike Seat
OK, so, new bikes.  Cool beans.  Growing up the thought of changing a bike seat never, never crossed my mind.  Little older, lots of miles on a road bike, got the spandex and padding built in.  Again, never never crossed my mind to change a seat.  Then I got an exercise bike.  Been through a few decades on that, and a few seats.  Age is a cruel thing.  Little did I know I was soon to get schooled on a quest for a good female bike seat.  Few years back we had bought a new bike for Sha...
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Go forth friends and do the things on EMTBs

EMTBs
The mister, or as I like to call him my own personal activities director, decided we needed to add mountain biking to our activities.  I have great respect for those that get out there and do stuff, and even more respect for those that are getting a wee bit older and can self-propel themselves through the lands.  My man bought us a couple of e mountain bikes or as he calls them EMTBs. See the details here and for ease I am just going to call them EMTBs.  Such utility and ease of use. No...
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Swagman Escapee 2 Bike Platform Review

Swagman Escapee
So, cool.  Bikes.  Trouble is the Jeep is not real user friendly when transporting bikes.  (Sell the truck she said…. Buy a Jeep she said…. It will be fun she said…..) Outside of a truck or van, I am hard pressed to figure a vehicle that is friendly in that regard.  Now the Jeep has been modified.  I know this because I have the receipts to show for it.  There really is no such thing as a stock Jeep is there?  Our modifications included a beefy rear bumper with tire mount and var...
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Haibike SDURO HardSeven SL

Haibike SDURO HardSeven SL
Like I mentioned earlier, EMTBs have come of age in the last few years allowing us to settle in on the Haibike SDURO HardSeven SL.  The biggest advancement?  Batteries and the Lithium Polymer (li po).  But they are pricey!  How pricey?  About $800.00 for a battery pack.  They have some clear advantages and disadvantages.  First, the weight – much lighter.  Higher capacity allowing them to hold more power combined with a higher discharge rate.  Everything has trade offs.  In this c...
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Time to add an EMTB to the mix

EMTB
I confess, I like my woman and my dog.  I really, really, like the dog.  (Teasing woman)  Like most I never have enough time to do the things I want.  So when I do have time I like to spend it with my woman and my dog.  Wanted a motorcycle.  Bad choice on the first go around.  Sold it, bought some Sea Doo Sparks to fill the void while I then thought about better motorcycle choices.  Ideally the woman would get a motorcycle and we would ride off on adventures together.  For various re...
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