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11-16-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 127
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

Did not know about the g-n discussion ban. I...

Did not know about the g-n discussion ban. I will abide.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

I have never encountered a threat yet, but I have...

I have never encountered a threat yet, but I have thought about it, too...and I also may be "delusional". I like to think a blast of my air horn would startle the perpetrator long enough for me to...
11-15-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,346
Posted By BobbyG

...yes, you would.;) Here's my contribution: ...

...yes, you would.;)
Here's my contribution:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/367x499/screenshot_2019_11_15_at_6_57_42_am_78f5e5e561cb7276d8279d14639f5e72f36b4361.png
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute. With today's LED lights and...

I bike commute. With today's LED lights and lithium batteries, night riding is easier and safer than ever before!
11-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 817
Posted By BobbyG

Since I bike commute for fitness, before I got...

Since I bike commute for fitness, before I got studded tires, on the days it was too icy or snowy to ride I'd do the treadmill in the morning. Sometimes I'd ride, but have to dismount and walk my...
11-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By BobbyG

You performed a mechanical mitzvah. A...

You performed a mechanical mitzvah. A potentially rideable bike, left in an unrideable state is a sin...even a $100 department store bike.

And now that it is in working order, f the bike still...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By BobbyG

The Dark Side of Bike Commuting...

Work commitments kept me from riding last week, the first week after the time change. I was able to ride Monday night, and last night (Tuesday) was the first time I rode my "new" Chelton Road route...
11-12-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 920
Posted By BobbyG

This makes sense to me. I plan to go kicking...

This makes sense to me.

I plan to go kicking and screaming. And as long as I'm kicking, I'm putting a bike between my legs.
11-12-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

Very nice! Thanks for sharing!
11-12-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,791
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't matter how close the gears are, I...

It doesn't matter how close the gears are, I would still probably hunt. Even on a CVT, I probably wouldn't stop adjusting.

But if the range is wide enough for hilly Colorado Springs commuting,...
11-12-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 920
Posted By BobbyG

My hands won't let me do straight bars anymore. ...

My hands won't let me do straight bars anymore. I'm still good with drops; but I was wondering what I could do if I couldn't do drops, either. I like some forward lean. Your setup looks very...
11-12-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By BobbyG

Maybe it has an Electric Slide... ...

Maybe it has an Electric Slide...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYlZs3-w_Eg
11-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,293
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/old_copy_859772b882918a7813d6f88e575ffd59e3cbbd5d.jpg
11-11-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,293
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.evelo.com/evelo-difference/nuvinci-har...

https://www.evelo.com/evelo-difference/nuvinci-harmony-automatic-transmission/
Continuously variable, automatic bicycle transmissions are already on the street.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! I wanted to put a handle bar bag on my...

Nice! I wanted to put a handle bar bag on my 12-speed...but with interupter/ross brakes on the top-bar I coundn't figure it out. The vamera bag with its side tabs and rear loop may jusr work!
...
11-09-19, 10:57 AM
11-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By BobbyG

I live in goat-head thorn country, so all my...

I live in goat-head thorn country, so all my bikes get tire liners, even the studded snow tires. If there is no snow or ice present and none in the forcast, I prefer to ride my non-studded bikes. ...
11-07-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 507
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPNdmlKj_Y&list=P...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPNdmlKj_Y&list=PLf3ojHz4OgojXJqeh7c5TfAHK4EOymjDg&index=12&t=3s
11-07-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By BobbyG

Wishing you good luck and a speedy recovery.

Wishing you good luck and a speedy recovery.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,475
Posted By BobbyG

Strava heat map?

Strava heat map?
11-04-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.dutchreach.org/dooring-problem-prevale...

https://www.dutchreach.org/dooring-problem-prevalence/
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By BobbyG

bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/116224...

bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1162243-planet-bike-bottle-blinky-vs-brightside-side-light.html
also
https://www.amazon.com/Planet-Bike-Bottle-Blinky-Light/dp/B01M6CLFRE#customerReviews...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By BobbyG

I don't think of myself as hardcore. I just made...

I don't think of myself as hardcore. I just made small incremental advances and improvements in my cold-weather riding. The studded tires help greatly compared to smooth road tires, but I used to...
11-01-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 993
Posted By BobbyG

I haven't gone tubeless on any of my bikes, but...

I haven't gone tubeless on any of my bikes, but it seems to me that if you can put the tire on, but have problems with the tube, perhaps tubeless is for you.
11-01-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

Wishing you continued healing and the best...

Wishing you continued healing and the best possible outcome!
11-01-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By BobbyG

I'm a little late to the party, but about a year...

I'm a little late to the party, but about a year and a half ago I started drinking Yerba Mate tea instead of coffee to help avoid acid reflux. I was purely interested in the caffeine and ignored all...
10-31-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By BobbyG

Fun video of a fun event!:thumb:

Fun video of a fun event!:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By BobbyG

Suomi Nokian W-106 studded snow tires. My...

Suomi Nokian W-106 studded snow tires.

My routes average 9 miles and take about 40 minutes on dry pavement at an average speed of 13 to 14 miles an hour. With the studded snow tires on the dry...
10-31-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,263
Posted By BobbyG

He obviously didn't see the movie "Breaking...

He obviously didn't see the movie "Breaking Away".
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By BobbyG

Snow, Ice and...SUN!

One more quick snow and ice ride commute video. This morning's ride and this time with plenty of sun!
https://youtu.be/cHFUC5j6Ask
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

It's a orange translucent tube made by cutting...

It's a orange translucent tube made by cutting the bottom off a Rx container. I stuck it on the end of the helmet light where it glows to create more visibility from the side. In this photo it's...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

Those are foam pipe insulators, still under a...

Those are foam pipe insulators, still under a buck a foot. I developed "crampy" hands in my 40s and kept adding padding to my gloves until I relized I need to pad the bar and just use regular gloves.
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

That route is 8.6 miles and takes about 40...

That route is 8.6 miles and takes about 40 minutes on dry pavement at an average speed of 13 to 14 miles an hour. With the studded snow tires on the dry pavement it takes 45 minutes. And in the snow...
10-30-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,462
Posted By BobbyG

RMoudatir Back in my day people didn't have the...

RMoudatir
Back in my day people didn't have the annonymity of the internet to hide behind when they insulted you...they had to do it to your face, in public.

I grew up in Chicago in the 1960's...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

I feel fortunate to not have shoulder/neck...

I feel fortunate to not have shoulder/neck problems (yet?) and to also have "...convenient, secure indoor storage for drying out...".

I, too have used a box fan in the warehouse to dry out clothes...
Forum: Touring
10-30-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,173
Posted By BobbyG

Since I was quoted by jim_From_Boston regarding...

Since I was quoted by jim_From_Boston regarding "hearing" your surroundings in a thread about visibility, I'll go ahead and mention my 20+ years use of the AirZound air horn, since being heard is...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,254
Posted By BobbyG

"Be seen" lights don't need to be especially...

"Be seen" lights don't need to be especially bright, especially if there is motion.
10-28-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,576
Posted By BobbyG

You never know. Assuming that it is a child in...

You never know. Assuming that it is a child in the seat , An APB could help an officer to notice. If this is a regular occurrence, then the sooner it is stopped the safer for the kids involved. As...
10-28-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,576
Posted By BobbyG

I would have called the police.

I would have called the police.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

Here are the highlights! ...

Here are the highlights!
https://youtu.be/_YsqhiUs3CM
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 860
Posted By BobbyG

Drop-Bar Snow Success!...

Today's commute was 17F and snowy with2" of powder and an underlayer of ice.

It was the first snow and ice ride with the studded snow tires since I converted my winter bike to drop-bars.

It...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 242
Posted By BobbyG

Long-Shadowded Fall Ride Home...

https://youtu.be/4JAwbG9bsc0
10-27-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By BobbyG

I guess programming the robots to hum is good for...

I guess programming the robots to hum is good for moral. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-27-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By BobbyG

I rack my backpack....

I rack my backpack. (https://www.bikeforums.net/19594858-post7.html)

I also use Wald 582 Folding Baskets. (https://www.bikeforums.net/20566399-post9.html)

The center of gravity on the Wald...
10-26-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,240
Posted By BobbyG

What other bike accesories can be repurposed for...

What other bike accesories can be repurposed for the office? I immediatly thought of a bell (actually an AirZound airhorn), but I think a "personal pool noodle" to preserve personal space may be most...
10-25-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 10,624
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x335/thumb_what_me_worry_kids_these_days_don_t_remember_the_original_62024491_389104f44d204be3d967b9658ff478a43be5f284.png
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,364
Posted By BobbyG

I just remembered one other quirky thing I do. ...

I just remembered one other quirky thing I do. If a car coming from the other directtion doesn't signal a turn, I honk (AirZound), and then hold my hand down on the side they were turning and open...
10-24-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,296
Posted By BobbyG

Did you repair, replace or ramble? Four miles is...

Did you repair, replace or ramble? Four miles is an hour and 20 minute walk. Average human walking speed is 3mph/5kph.
10-24-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,146
Posted By BobbyG

How will you use this bike? Commuting? Weekend...

How will you use this bike? Commuting? Weekend fun rides? MUP? Trail? Competition?
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