ebikes for Seniors-How To Choose The Right Electric Bike Powertrain-Episode 2 using Magicycle ebikes
When looking at ebikes for seniors, a critical decision in choosing the right electric bike is to select the right ebike power.
When looking at ebikes for seniors, a critical decision in choosing the right electric bike is to select the right ebike power.
This episode of kayaking for seniors addresses kayak motor pros and cons.
The first decision to make about ebikes for seniors is to choose the right electric bike style.
Picking a kayak cart for seniors involves a few easy steps.
Among the important kayak tips for senior citizens is buying the right paddle.
I discuss an easy DIY kayak lumbar support idea to improve your kayak experience.
I had to add a number of e bike accessories and parts to customize my ebike for fishing.
Kayaking for seniors is becoming more popular – we are older and beat up, so the kayak seat becomes important.
There is a saying among kayakers that the word is “when,” not “if” you will eventually flip.
There are hundreds of great DIY kayak mods and kayak hacks. But this one you see all over YouTube is a leading candidate for the worst DIY kayak mods.
Kayaking for seniors is popular. The first question a senior citizen asks is, “what is the best kayak for a senior beginner?”
Kayak rigging for fishing is fun when the kayak hack is quick, simple and very useable! Here is one of my best setup tips – no secrets on my ideas! You will not understand how you could kayak fish without this special purpose DIY rod holder. Among my best mods – cheap and suitable for …
I take the Vanpowers Manidae fat tire ebike off road to see if it qualifies as a nimble mountain bike.
I interview Matt Becker, CEO of Pacmotor.
If you are looking for an affordable folding fat tire mountain bike, check out this review of the OneBot T6F fat tire ebike featuring 20 inch fat tires.
Kayak self rescue techniques are easy to learn and the kayak self rescue ladder rescue is an easy DIY that can double as a stand up assist strap as well as a flip line for fishing kayak self recovery.
Duct tape works to create a dripless kayak paddle – also for canoe, and SUP – why use anything else!
I interview the inventor of the bicycle kayak tow bar
I decided to take my affordable folding ebike, the fat tire OneBot T6F, on a quick trip to do bridge fishing on the small creeks near my home.
A sinking kayak is everyone’s worst nightmare, and I examine a DIY kayak buoyancy aid that might assist as part of your kayak recovery techniques.
Awesome gear head track adapter for pennies!
You need to know how to load ebike into a small car if you are going to be able to use the vehicle to reach good riding spots.
Need to know how to charge ebike off grid?
Loading a kayak on a truck is hard without these heavy kayak loading tips. How to load a kayak on truck is pretty simple if you add a few DIY hacks to make it easier to grab the heavy kayak in addition to using the right technique at a boat launch. Follow these tips to …
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Commercially produced fish cooler bags (as well as other fishing tackle) cost a pretty penny! Will a $1 mylar bag from the Dollar Store perform just as well?
I took the Velotric Nomad 1 fat tire cruiser out for a ride in absolutely brutal beach conditions that would stress any electric bicycle.
Install a shade umbrella using PVC either strapped to your seat or on a PVC gear head adapter.
The Velotric Nomad 1 fat tire step-through ebike is easy to assemble if you follow a logical process.
When kayak fishing, calm water can instantly become rough water when a large boat wake or a frantically driven bass boat wake slams into your fishing kayak. I was taught this kayak safety tip for dealing with rough water created by boat wakes – check it out to avoid being able to post a kayak …
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Your e bike is heavy! That means part of your e bike fishing setup has to occur each time you unload your ebike at the bike fishing access point. Attaching your milk crate with your rod or pole holder is easy with this simple DIY trick. I do this every time I go to the …
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There are two levels of electric bicycle maintenance you must not forget to do after coming back from riding your fat tire beach cruiser through sand and water.
Surprising results on this Gamakatsu hooks vs. eBay bulk fishing hooks test and review to see if the Gamakatsu fishing hooks are worth the money
I take my beach bike for fishing out to do some shark fishing from the beach near Oak Island, NC,
Learn this simple trick – allowing you to tie a dropper fly on in seconds!
If you are looking for the best fat tire electric bike, check out my startling recommendation
Check out my recent bike fishing trip to the South Fork Holston River trout fishing in the Virginia Special Regulation Trout Area above the Buller Dam.
I review the features of the Multijoy fat tire ebike, and point out the pros and cons I discovered.
figured out the easy and best way to throw a cast net after watching a lot of videos and got some throwing cast net instructions from a few guides.
How to repair your rod without rod building equipment.
Complete review of the Mokwheel Upland Plus ebike
We have all been there! You load your beach cart with 30 pounds of surf fishing gear – rods, cooler, weights, lures, and other necessities. After carefully navigating through the packed humanity near the access point, you put 100 yards between yourself and the nearest lounger. Finally, you eagerly set up your rod spike at …
Well, I finally pulled the plug and got a fat tire electric bike. For me, is the best ebike for fishing. My Magicycle 52V cruiser showed up, and I just finished doing the assembly on what will be a geta fat tire bike for my beach bike fishing expeditions! I give an overview of the …
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Check out these 34 fishing kayak setup ideas that show many fishing kayak accessories as well as the fishing kayak modifications I made to optimize my Jackson Coosa FD setup and you can apply these to your fishing kayak as well; proving fishing kayak mods do not have to be complicated or costly. https://youtu.be/wdGJ2TQr50s
Sometimes a DIY solution is not in the cards. Let’s look at a commercial rod holder for bike that is readily available. You have multiple setup options for fishing and can ride with the rod holder in multiple positions. I use my mountain bike to demonstrate how to install the rod holder. Affiliate link to …
I learned these ebike tips for my Magicycle – but they apply to any e bike. As I learned how to ride my Magicycle fat tire ebike, I discovered a number of riding tips I wanted to pass on to other beginners – ebike enthusiasts. A fat tire electric bike is a bit different than …
I needed a DIY ebike battery cover to protect my Magicycle battery terminals from rain while transporting. I made a ebike battery box type cover to slip on top of the terminals. This kit is really easy – you use foam and it provides a cover for your e-bike battery terminals. NOTE: The Multijoy fat …
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If you are considering riding a bike on the beach, you need to be aware of how the sand and slope limits you unless you have a fat tire electric beach cruiser. I show where mountain bikes, fat tire bikes, and, finally, a fat tire ebke can go on a typical beach using a review …
If you are going to harvest a fish while kayak fishing, this is the best way to keep fish fresh on kayak. While I never would keep any freshwater fish, I do harvest one redfish periodically. Rather than keep the fish on a stringer, I harvest the fish by bleeding them out and then follow …
These ebikes are heavy! If you cannot lift for any reason, try the DIY bike loading ramp to get it up onto your truck hitch. I FAILED on the first design. I cover the failure along with the successful design in this video. Make your bike loading ramp build like my version 2! It works …
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Heavy ebike? No problem. My buddy, Dick, puts me to shame loading bike into truck. His ebike is 65 lbs – loads easy and then he shows how to lock it down. No ebike truck rack is needed. He locks the e bike to the truck bed using rachets – no racks or carriers needed …
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If you want to go bike fishing, your first question will be about how to carry a fishing rod on a bike. I show two DIY bike fishing rod holder options with the second being the easiest and my preferred choice. I use this mountain bike fishing rod holder all the time with no issues. …
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My fishing bike setup works for beach or trail. I show how I tweaked my fishing bike with accessories and how I stow my bike fishing gear. Pay attention to the difference in how I did the bikepacking rod holder – no need to look on Amazon for those. Affiliate links Cell phone mount – …
Stunning Fishing Bike Setup – for Trail or Beach! Read More »
My Magicycle weighs 65 lbs without the battery and was hard to load on my truck hitch rack until I learned this trick. If you need to load an electric bike, this is the way to do it! e bike loading simplified! https://youtu.be/iZgWZQrQolA
With hard packed sand at low tide making it easy for a beach bike ride, I did a beach bike build to move quickly with my bike fishing rod carrier and accessories. I use a milk crate on a bike fishing rack with saddlebags for my bike fishing bag. Products mentioned (Affiliate links): Saddle bags …
Beach Bike Build! Includes Bike Fishing Rod Carrier Read More »
We changed up our approach to fishing for red drum in NC by fishing close to the launch at mid-tide. Funny how you can skip the close in spots to push for distance when looking for reds. We were out in the middle of the tide cycle and scored some good redfish in spots we …
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My Magicycle fat tire ebike weighs 75 lbs. Here is how I figured out how to use a Leader Accessories ebike hitch rack (rated at 70 lbs per bike, 140 lbs total) for my truck and protect it from failure. Fat tire ebikes are heavy and racks are expensive. You want your bike carrier to …
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I take a regular mountain bike and use it as a beach bike to go surf fishing. Follow along on my beach bike ride, and check out my bike fishing gear and the bike fishing setup. I prove you can use a regular bike as a fat tire beach bike if you know where to …
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We took our bikes to go Fort Fisher surf fishing south of the fort fisher 4 wheel drive section. The Fort Fisher fishing is pretty busy on the Fort Fisher 4 wheel drive beach, so we wanted to push beyond it. We had a nice day to try surf fishing at Fort Fisher NC using …
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I show my improved kayak storage rack DIY solution. If you have a heavy kayak you need to add this improvement to your DIY kayak storage rack – especially if you do kayak storage outside with little room to maneuver. Affiliate link to kayak cover: https://amzn.to/3w3KAkl https://youtu.be/kB7Lf9JB7Gg
As summer rages, how to stay cool while kayak fishing becomes really important. I picked up a cheap head cooling fan at Walmart and did a test to see if I should include it in my hot weather fishing gear. I was surprised at its ability to address the issue of how to stay cool …
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SUVs have a high profile, and some kayaks are pretty dang heavy. My fishing buddy, Dick, came up with this straightforward way to load his kayak on top of his SUV by himself. All you need is a rubberized rug remnant. My buddy is using a Malone rack – https://amzn.to/2AHbQLo More ways to transport kayaks: …
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Any rainproof cover for kayak will have an issue if there are low spots that hold water when you put your kayak in storage outside.
Here are some considerations around storing your kayak outside.
Should you make or buy kayak scupper plugs? DIY is always fun, but sometimes it is not worth it.
I show the ultra cheap way to make DIY scupper plugs using a foam golf balls.
Need dry kayak gear storage as part of your fishing kayak setup? Make DIY kayak scupper plugs
A key part of comfort while kayaking is staying dry! Here is a hack to create a dripless paddle for pennies.
A kayak tool caddy is a handy part of fishing kayak setup when you need quick access to your kayak accessories.
Look at how the stand up assist strap can be used for fishing kayak self rescue as well as a kayak rescue ladder.
The next step in fishing kayak setup is to create fishing kayak rod holders.
Don’t buy expensive Yakattack gear track as part of your budget fishing kayak setup. DIY kayak gear track works great and costs much less. You need kayak gear track to install kayak gear track accessories like rod holders or anything using the Scotty gear track mount. This video shows the DIY kayak track install – …
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You need to consider the entire kayak anchor retrieval system as you do your budget fishing kayak setup.
Whoops… you need to do some kayak hole repair after installing kayak accessories in the wrong place while doing your fishing kayak setup. Kayak repair plastic is very easy and DIY kayak repair is possible for a kayak hole patch. I show how to do plastic kayak welding without the proper tools – good in a pinch – but you really should get the proper kayak welding tools.
Your budget fishing kayak setup must include a kayak anchor trolley system.
Your budget fishing kayak setup must include a kayak anchor trolley system. The kayak anchor trolley install is very simple.
The first step in kayak accessories installation as part of your fishing kayak setup is to decide between kayak rivets or screws or to use kayak well nuts.
I take my ebike beach cruiser out for a test in the rough, soft sand around Fort Fisher, North Carolina. I need my beach ebike to get me fishing in a remote location. After running the Magicycle ($100/$250 discount code below) electric beach cruiser through its paces in the soft, mush, and hard sand, I …
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Getting the right fishing kayak paddles is an important part of your budget fishing kayak setup. Don’t make my mistake!
Basic kayak fishing setup needs to consider comfort! If your fishing kayak does not have a raised kayak seat, then this fishing kayak seat upgrade DIY is a no-brainer. The great thing about this kayak seat DIY is it is CHEAP. No complex kayak seat modifications are required! And cheap is an important part of any budget fishing kayak setup!
The second step in fishing kayak setup is being able to transport the kayak and for that you need a great kayak cart build. But, your DIY kayak cart does not have to cost a fortune! I show how to build your own kayak cart out of scraps! I believe this is the cheapest kayak cart you can make. Bottom line is you cannot do fishing kayak mods unless you can get your fishing kayak to the water!
This article on reading trout water covers runs, banks and pools
There they sit, quietly organized in small cubbyholes, full of muted promise. But is that fly designed to catch more anglers than trout?
With hard packed sand at low tide making it easy for a beach bike ride, I did a beach bike build to move quickly with my bike fishing rod carrier and accessories. I use a milk crate on a bike fishing rack with saddlebags for my bike fishing bag.
Check out my recent trip to the South Fork Holston River trout fishing in the Virginia Special Regulation Trout Area above the Buller Dam. Fishing the South Holston River up here is an isolated experience that requires a bit of effort to reach. If you enjoy fly fishing Virginia trout, you should take the time to fish here.
Using a Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) is an excellent part of a kayak trolling motor setup. I installed one and it failed after a few months – check out what I found.
I discover a cheap Tenkara rod that performs just as well as the expensive versions. In this cheap Tenkara rod review,
Your kayak trolling motor came with a 2 blade prop. Is it worth paying the money to upgrade to a 3 blade propeller?
Regardless of whether you are moving or stationary, you need a place to store your kayak paddle sections, so make this quick DIY kayak paddle holder out of PVC without having to melt anything to get the kayak paddle to fit. It uses PVC pipe to facilitate kayak paddle storage when you are not using …
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Regardless of whether you are moving or stationary, you need a place to store your kayak paddle sections. In this version of a paddle holder, I look at using nylon conduit holders. It ended up being a pretty easy way to go, but I have reservations about this really providing a lasting solution. This version …
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We all want to escape from crowds. In a kayak, that means putting in a lot of effort paddling or pedaling. So, that’s where a trolling motor comes in. You can use a trolling motor to extend your reach into unpressured water. The challenge is what do you do when you get there? Your trolling …
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At the business end, it’s time to tie on a fly; forcing a choice from an almost infinite number of line to hook knot options. Want to start an argument? Ask experienced anglers which knot they prefer! In the end, as Phil Monahan wrote on Orvis.com, correctly tying the knot you learn is more important …
Before becoming a fly angler, spin fishers only needed to know how to tie a Palomar knot. It worked great whether tying on a hook, swivel or crankbait. Fly fishing … a different story. Just looking beyond the end of the fly line, the fly angler has to figure out how to attach the leader …
We are all anxious to get out fishing again when the weather warms up! But, it is wise to just put the kayak in the water and paddle or pedal for an hour or two. Use the trip to confirm everything is in working order, your gear is tuned up, and, most importantly, you start …
Problem: After easing your truck to a halt at the trailhead, you take one last swig of lukewarm coffee, jump out and immediately make a fundamental mistake in your anxious anticipation of a great day on the water by rigging up. Unless the stream runs adjacent to the road, reaching the water usually requires a …
What to do with your kayak paddle sections is always a challenge. You can buy two paddle clips for around $26 or you can make this hack for under $5. It relies on using conduit holders you can get from your local hardware store along with a Dollar Store cutting board. Check out the video …
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Nothing like a DIY weedless hook to keep the frustration level down when fishing. In this video, I’m making DIY weedless fishing hooks and jigheads. I show how to make a weedless hook using 2mm thick EVA foam. The same DIY weedless approach can be used for how to make a weedless jighead as well …
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Fishing reel review! After 3 seasons, I compare the Cadence CS10 reel vs the KastKing Sharky III. I put both reels through demanding use over the last 3 seasons. There were issues with both reels. Check the short video for details. https://youtu.be/TKbRZ4ZELtQ
After a long winter, we are all anxious to get back out on the water! But, don’t rush! Take the time to inspect your kayak and do the final tune ups required to set you up for a hard season of fishing. First, be sure you actually finished all the winter maintenance tasks I discussed …
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What’s the fastest way to measure the length of the fish? Admit it, as anglers we obsess about how big fish are; not only the inherently larger ones that get away but also those we push closer to the camera to make them appear huge. Knowing the length is important for bragging rights and stay …
We are all fans of fluorocarbon line whether using it just as a leader, tippet or main line. But, don’t make the mistake of buying line labeled as leader – you will overpay for what you get. Granted, the line, in this case, labeled as leader is a tad thicker, but not enough to make …