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Jul-03-17 07:38 pm
Informative article on visibility based on university research
Category: Technical
Forum: Riding Style

I have attached a pdf of an article from today's WSJ that I found informative and a bit surprising as to what ways there are to maximize visibility.  It also noted the suggestion to 'take the road' which many of us believe in.  If the PDF did not load, just ask me for a copy.  Stan Lamberg (

Jun-01-17 03:14 pm
Great way to never ride without a replacement spoke
Category: Technical

Broke a spoke on Friday at KCSF, no bike shop in town, but Larry Black just arrived to support the ride. Showed him the wheel. He said he DOES NOT BRING SPOKES (too many sizes and types).  No problem for me, I said, because I have spokes for my bike! Quick fix and back on the road for Saturday.
At dinner that night, found that hardly anyone brought spokes. No spokes, no wheel, no ride.
Do this now: Order spokes for each bike you take on trips. Note that the front and rear wheels may have different length spokes (the rear spokes on my Easton wheels are ¼ in shorter than front.)  Put them in a paper tube that comes on some wire hangers from the cleaners. Tape the top and bottom of the tube. Remove your seat and drop the tube down into the seat post. There is plenty of room for the tube and you will have the spokes with you, not in the car.
Stan Lamberg

Jan-24-16 10:04 am
Indoor Training with Zwift

No experience as yet, but my plan for next winter is to get a Smart trainer instead of joining a gym which I have done just for the spinning classes. The idea of watching a ride on a pc in front of the bike, watching the scenery (hundreds of rides in all parts of tje world) slow or speed up as I push or not, feeling resistance as the ride goes uphill, and training with a friend in real time, are all sounding like too much fun not to give it a try. Based on recommendations by an online guru (link below), I would buy the Tacx Vortex Smart (about $500) when the time comes.  There are software options, like Zwift, that work with or without a Smart trainer, but the game is better with the right trainer.  It is a bit maddening that Zwift does not give prices over the internet, but I think it is about $10 a month. It may be more. No clue as to why they don't tell what they charge, at least in my search. … tions.html


Jun-08-15 09:12 am
Topic: GOBA
Anyone doing GOBA this year?

GOBA won't give me the list of the 16 Maryland bikers going to GOBA due to some over concern for privacy.  If there is someone from the Club who is on that list, please contact me to talk about arrangements.


Stan Lamberg, 410.916.4126,

Jan-12-15 01:47 pm
Topic: GOBA
Like to chat with anyone who has done GOBA or plans to do GOBA this year.

I have heard that GOBA is a fun ride and it is reachable from Baltimore (about an 8 hr drive to the start). If anyone has done the ride and can advise, please email or call (410.916.4126).  If I decide to go, maybe there is someone out there that wants to share the drive.  Thanks,  Stan

Oct-05-10 05:33 pm
Few more spaces available for cruise/bike Turkey from BRAG

The note below is from Gloria Colley who coordinates rides for BRAG (Bike Ride Across Georgia) and has put together a number of international bike rides.  They usually fill early and there is room for about 2 more for this adventure.  I have pasted her note below, which has links to the ride itinerary and her email.  I am not doing it (biking in Spain at the time), but I would have considered it.
Her note follows.   Stan Lamberg (her email is blocked by this website, but you can respond to this posting and I will pass it on)

April 21 - 30, 2011 – Turkey Southwest Coast  – Aegean Sea by Bike and Boat

It’s approaching the season to think serious Turkey!   We need a few more riders to make this tour Team Brag’s best international trip ever!  On April 21st, our group is met at the Dalaman International Airport and escorted to Maris, located on the Datca peninsula, a short distance from the Greek Island of Rhodes.  Known as the ‘Turquoise Riviera’, we start the tour land-based for 2 nights in 5-star Hotel Resort Select Maris, relaxing and exploring the beaches.  We then board our charter yacht for a week of sailing and cycling along the Turkish Coast, exploring natural wonders and historical sites taking us back in time BC.  After an exhilarating 9 nights/10 days of biking, sailing, and relaxing, we are returned to the Dalaman Airport on April 30th.  The tour company is Island Hopping Tours, a German company. Airfare is extra and easily booked from major US cities directly to Istanbul, changing planes to Dalaman, Turkey.  For a detailed itinerary and to learn all that is included for $2300, visit

Sep-01-10 10:03 am
The Seattle Bike Club has a few openings for India

This is the second notice of a bike ride in India with PedalTours, a NZ company known as a tour company for bikers.  I did a tour of Vietnam with PedalTours in Feb and can attest to their high value, good support, and serious biking interest.  The cost of the trip to India has been cut to half of their usual pricing because they have struck a deal with the Seattle Bike Club.  There were 3 dropouts so that I got a place and there is room for a couple more.  The tour is about $3500 plus air fare.  Please contact Richard Oddy at PedalTours directly for more info.  His email is and his toll free number in the US is 888 222 9187.  Hope to see someone else from the BBC there.   Stan Lamberg (cell/410.916.4126).

Jul-20-10 05:21 pm
The Seattle Bike Club has a few openings for India

The Seattle Bike Club has negotiated special rates with PedalTours for an 18 day bike ride in India Nov 29-Dec 16.  PedalTours is a New Zealand company that specializes in NZ, AU and Vietnam with the addition of India last year. I spent most of Feb with them in Vietnam and had a terrific experience--lots of biking (metric century for 3 days, then a rest day, all in 4-5 star resorts, or best available).  Several in the BBC have been to NZ with them, and all report a great trip.  I have signed up for India, as have 2 Canadians who were also on the Vietnam trip, so we are sold on PedalTours.  The cost is about $3,000, not including airfare of course (probably $1,000). 

I just heard that there is room for a few more, so please contact Richard Oddy at PedalTours if interested ( He can send you an itinerary and prices (I do not get anything of value, except your company, by letting you know of this).

Stan Lamberg (cell: 410.916.4126)

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