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11-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 410
Posted By Milton Keynes

When the weather gets bad enough to require...

When the weather gets bad enough to require studded tires, I just put my bike on the trainer.
11-08-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By Milton Keynes

Personally I have no use for 17 different modes. ...

Personally I have no use for 17 different modes. Give me a high beam, maybe a low beam and a flash mode and I think that's plenty. Actually just a full on and maybe a flash mode would be sufficient.
11-08-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,079
Posted By Milton Keynes

I always ride with a helmet, and since I think...

I always ride with a helmet, and since I think they do offer protection to a cyclists' head in the event of a crash, I think every cyclist should wear one.

However, the libertarian part of me...
11-08-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

Waste of a good tire & tube if you ask me.

Waste of a good tire & tube if you ask me.
11-08-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Milton Keynes

There's a couple pictures on that website of...

There's a couple pictures on that website of someone putting children on those carts. Has anyone called the police yet?
11-08-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm just curious as to how you're supposed to...

I'm just curious as to how you're supposed to load/unload that thing without it falling over all the time. Say you have the handles resting on the ground like in the picture above. So I guess you...
11-08-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,121
Posted By Milton Keynes

I can't wait to read posts from people...

I can't wait to read posts from people complaining about them on MUP's.
11-06-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,090
Posted By Milton Keynes

So... would you rather the police just ignore...

So... would you rather the police just ignore people with warrants?
11-05-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

FWIW I usually carry a Swiss Army-style pocket...

FWIW I usually carry a Swiss Army-style pocket knife with me and the flat screwdriver bit also doubles as a bottle opener, so I'm good to go. If I don't carry it with me on my bike, I do have a...
11-05-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just looked up the statutes for my state, and...

I just looked up the statutes for my state, and it simply says "vehicle" and not "motor vehicle," so it's quite possible to be charged with a DUI on a bicycle, I guess. But I think most cops will...
11-05-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

Your hypothesis is likely correct. Maybe a...

Your hypothesis is likely correct. Maybe a little different handling characteristics, but that's probably it. Mythbusters did a segment on helium-filled footballs to see if they'd fly farther than...
11-05-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

Just thought I'd post the theme song for this...

Just thought I'd post the theme song for this thread:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMpW2dBeeUg
11-05-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't know if a PUI affects driving record, but...

I don't know if a PUI affects driving record, but I don't think it does. But giving a drunk cyclist a PUI is the way it works in my state since a bicycle doesn't meet the legal definition of a motor...
11-04-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm surprised the bead would stay put on an...

I'm surprised the bead would stay put on an inside out mounted tire.
11-04-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't know about a DUI but they might write you...

I don't know about a DUI but they might write you up for a PUI (pedestrian under the influence). If you appear intoxicated on a public street and are a danger to yourself, and you blow over the...
11-04-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's not hard, I'm just at work and won't get off...

It's not hard, I'm just at work and won't get off until 5 PM.
11-04-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,679
Posted By Milton Keynes

The thing I find amusing is that the saddle on...

The thing I find amusing is that the saddle on the "cyclist" bike is positioned like two feet above the top bar.
11-04-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 523
Posted By Milton Keynes

I had the same problem with my gravel bike. I...

I had the same problem with my gravel bike. I filled the tube with green slime sealant just to protect against whatever I might encounter on gravel roads. I tried to put air in the tire a few weeks...
11-04-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have found that when you turn your underwear...

I have found that when you turn your underwear inside out you can wear them a few days longer.
11-04-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,450
Posted By Milton Keynes

You can make your own studded tires by taking a...

You can make your own studded tires by taking a regular tire and screwing sheet rock screws into it.
11-04-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,008
Posted By Milton Keynes

I could cheat and take a picture of my bike in...

I could cheat and take a picture of my bike in front of my house, but I won't.
11-04-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,640
Posted By Milton Keynes

Only difference is that when I'm driving, I have...

Only difference is that when I'm driving, I have to stop for stop signs.
11-01-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,977
Posted By Milton Keynes

He means ride as if they can't see you. Yes,...

He means ride as if they can't see you. Yes, make yourself look conspicuous with lights & brightly colored clothing, but don't assume that every driver will be paying attention to you and be ready...
11-01-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Milton Keynes

A small baggie of dried apple slices works, too.

A small baggie of dried apple slices works, too.
11-01-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 805
Posted By Milton Keynes

They all sound good, as long as you ride behind...

They all sound good, as long as you ride behind me.
11-01-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,259
Posted By Milton Keynes

It looks like your typical late 70's dude.

It looks like your typical late 70's dude.
11-01-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,511
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think someone's posted a picture on the forums...

I think someone's posted a picture on the forums before of a dead squirrel caught in the spokes of a front bicycle wheel. Little bugger apparently thought he could run right through the wheel and...
11-01-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,977
Posted By Milton Keynes

I can't say that I have a fear of being run over,...

I can't say that I have a fear of being run over, but I do stay wary of any & all motor traffic around me. I hope that all drivers will see me, day or night, but I never take it for granted.
11-01-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

Better yet, replace the liner in your Camelbak...

Better yet, replace the liner in your Camelbak with the bag from a box wine.
11-01-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,086
Posted By Milton Keynes

Reminds me of the joke: I rode my bike to...

Reminds me of the joke:

I rode my bike to the liquor store to buy a bottle of whiskey. Now, looking at the glass bottle, I figured it could be dangerous if I wrecked the bike and the bottle...
11-01-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,909
Posted By Milton Keynes

Best deal I got was free. It's a Roadmaster...

Best deal I got was free. It's a Roadmaster mountain bike, so yeah, Walmart bike, but that thing's proven to be a good gravel bike so far. The best thing about a free bike is that you don't have to...
10-31-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 832
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm hoping to get my wife on her bike next spring.

I'm hoping to get my wife on her bike next spring.
10-31-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,559
Posted By Milton Keynes

I like driving to the gym so I can walk on the...

I like driving to the gym so I can walk on the treadmill.
10-30-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 798
Posted By Milton Keynes

Use a Skunk Lock.

Use a Skunk Lock.
10-30-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,259
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well, obviously looking at the name on the head...

Well, obviously looking at the name on the head tube, it's a Prouo. Must be some little-known Italian bike.
10-30-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,259
Posted By Milton Keynes

My dad ran a service station and I think our...

My dad ran a service station and I think our price was 25 cents for a can of soda back then. I remember candy bars were 25 cents around that time as well. We even had a cigarette machine in the...
10-30-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,358
Posted By Milton Keynes

Not only that, but when you sign up for an...

Not only that, but when you sign up for an account on that site, the site keeps sending you semi-spam email about which popular thread to read, etc. I've clicked the unsubscribe link to no avail and...
10-30-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,358
Posted By Milton Keynes

And even then I'm sure it was filled with trolls,...

And even then I'm sure it was filled with trolls, spam, Nigerian scammers, and pr0n.
10-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,559
Posted By Milton Keynes

All those labor-saving devices give us more time...

All those labor-saving devices give us more time to go to the gym.
10-29-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By Milton Keynes

Sheesh... sounds like they said, "Now don't do it...

Sheesh... sounds like they said, "Now don't do it again, or else we'll tell you not to do it again a second time."
10-29-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,215
Posted By Milton Keynes

Someone hurting themselves I don't have much of a...

Someone hurting themselves I don't have much of a problem with. Hurting an innocent child, that's a different matter.
10-29-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,559
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just imagined an "as seen on TV" commercial for...

I just imagined an "as seen on TV" commercial for this product, "Oh, no, you want to go on a bike ride, but your tires are flat." *black & white shot of guy looking at flat bike tire and acting...
10-29-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,559
Posted By Milton Keynes

We're getting closer to the point where...

We're getting closer to the point where everything which could possibly be invented has been invented.
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,113
Posted By Milton Keynes

I do too. During the summer I usually wear...

I do too. During the summer I usually wear brightly colored moisture-wicking shirts in bright yellow, neon orange, or neon green. During colder weather I have a bright yellow cycling jacket with...
Forum: Touring
10-29-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,113
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is the style I bought from Amazon: ...

This is the style I bought from Amazon:

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They're relatively...
Forum: Touring
10-28-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,113
Posted By Milton Keynes

Not I, I have multicolored LED lights in my...

Not I, I have multicolored LED lights in my spokes, front and rear. Plus I've put some reflective tape in strategic locations on the frame.
10-28-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,904
Posted By Milton Keynes

You mean "Rolex" doesn't have two L's?

You mean "Rolex" doesn't have two L's?
10-28-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,406
Posted By Milton Keynes

I was going to say the same thing. That's what...

I was going to say the same thing. That's what worked for me.
10-28-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,285
Posted By Milton Keynes

October 28th, 1999 we were planning our upcoming...

October 28th, 1999 we were planning our upcoming wedding. We'll have 20 years behind us on Nov. 6th.
10-26-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,559
Posted By Milton Keynes

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