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03-11-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,360
Posted By Milton Keynes

About 70 degrees F, partly cloudy, and wind at my...

About 70 degrees F, partly cloudy, and wind at my back no matter what direction I'm headed.
03-03-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,909
Posted By Milton Keynes

With me it depends on my mood. I do like group...

With me it depends on my mood. I do like group rides for the socialization and camaraderie. But I also like solo rides because I can set the route, go at my own pace, and don't have to hurry up for...
02-26-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By Milton Keynes

I keep all that information in my bike wallet. I...

I keep all that information in my bike wallet. I made a card which has my name, DOB, blood type, and emergency contact information and keep that in there. I also printed out an extra copy of my...
02-26-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,715
Posted By Milton Keynes

You guys should see my new Terk bike.

You guys should see my new Terk bike.
02-23-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think a good loophole, if the agreement says...

I think a good loophole, if the agreement says that you give up bicycling for $1 billion, is to sell all your bicycles and buy recumbent trikes. A tricycle is not a bicycle.
02-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,335
Posted By Milton Keynes

So here's the thing... if someone gave me a...

So here's the thing... if someone gave me a billion dollars to stop cycling, I'd never have to work again. But then I'd have all this free time I'd wish I could be out cycling, When I'm at work and...
02-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,039
Posted By Milton Keynes

Like most here, when it comes to tools usually...

Like most here, when it comes to tools usually metric. But speed, distance, and temperature all imperial.

But I will ask an even stranger question... does anyone else here use 24 hour time? Am...
02-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
Posted By Milton Keynes

Thumbs up for the obscure reference.

Thumbs up for the obscure reference.
02-06-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,446
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'd pass. Even though all my riding is...

I'd pass. Even though all my riding is relatively tame I'd still not feel comfortable riding this.
02-06-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,796
Posted By Milton Keynes

Thankfully not greasy rags, but we do have a...

Thankfully not greasy rags, but we do have a bunch of hunters come in now & then with dirty dog blankets & beds. Sometimes they tend to not shake them out before stuffing them into the washing...
02-04-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,796
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just toss greasy rags. No need trying to wash...

I just toss greasy rags. No need trying to wash them. At my automotive shop I have a ready supply of old T-shirts or towels which really work well to soak up oil. I also run a small laundromat and...
02-04-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,614
Posted By Milton Keynes

Try explaining that to the ER staff after you...

Try explaining that to the ER staff after you wreck your bike.
02-04-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,390
Posted By Milton Keynes

It would need hair on the back as well.

It would need hair on the back as well.
02-03-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By Milton Keynes

The 25-32mm or 32-48mm only refers to the...

The 25-32mm or 32-48mm only refers to the cross-section diameter of the tube. Being larger that way wasn't the problem. These tubes were way too big around to go on a 700c wheel, like they were...
02-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,118
Posted By Milton Keynes

Dr. Pronto is one of the best eye doctors out...

Dr. Pronto is one of the best eye doctors out there.
02-03-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,110
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's not really surprising. When demand...

It's not really surprising. When demand increases, manufacturers ramp up production, and therefore sometimes quality tends to get overlooked in the quest to increase output, whether intentional or...
02-03-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Milton Keynes

We are Famers, bombadombom bom bom bom... Dang...

We are Famers, bombadombom bom bom bom... Dang it, me too!
02-03-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've sworn off Bell tubes from Walmart ever since...

I've sworn off Bell tubes from Walmart ever since I bought a couple of tubes which were supposed to be 700c but were way bigger... as in I would have had to tie a knot in the tube to get it to fit...
02-03-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,614
Posted By Milton Keynes

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?

Whatever happened to Preparations A through G?
02-03-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,545
Posted By Milton Keynes

Probably just a socially awkward person trying to...

Probably just a socially awkward person trying to be friendly.
02-01-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,545
Posted By Milton Keynes

I just got a bike with downtube shifters last...

I just got a bike with downtube shifters last summer, and at first they took a little getting used to. In fact, I think I'm still getting used to them because I find it hard to keep pedaling...
02-01-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,337
Posted By Milton Keynes

The weather really hasn't been that bad here this...

The weather really hasn't been that bad here this winter, but I just get so tired of cold weather. Sitting and spinning on the trainer isn't nearly as fun as actually getting out and going...
01-13-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By Milton Keynes

After using my earbuds while spinning on my...

After using my earbuds while spinning on my trainer and having one of them fall out, and while doing chores around the house while listening to music with my earbuds and one of them falling out...
01-09-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By Milton Keynes

Actually, it's not. If you're driving drunk on...

Actually, it's not. If you're driving drunk on your own property, you can be arrested. Of course, it's not like a cop will have probable cause to come onto your property and give you a field...
01-09-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,474
Posted By Milton Keynes

For me, winter is for planning all the rides I...

For me, winter is for planning all the rides I want to do through the year. Spinning on the trainer gets old pretty quickly.
01-09-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By Milton Keynes

Not really much. Pre-Covid it was usually meals...

Not really much. Pre-Covid it was usually meals at diners & restaurants we rode to, and a box of Clif bars and a can of Gatorade powder. Whatever minor maintenance my bike needs I'll do myself, but...
01-09-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm not a lawyer, but I believe that in some...

I'm not a lawyer, but I believe that in some states you can get a DUI even if you're driving on your own property. Of course it will vary from state to state. Here traffic laws do not apply on...
01-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By Milton Keynes

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you wrote, but it...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you wrote, but it seems if you have a good tolerance for beer then two beers shouldn't affect your riding that much on a normal day.
01-06-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Milton Keynes

If only she knew how much some bikes cost these...

If only she knew how much some bikes cost these days, she wouldn't think that they're just for the proles.
01-06-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,489
Posted By Milton Keynes

My 11 yo son is usually willing to go on a ride...

My 11 yo son is usually willing to go on a ride with me around town, but he tires out after 2 or 3 miles. My 9 yo daughter has decided that bicycling isn't something she's into, and while we did...
01-06-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Milton Keynes

Apple maps is still around? Last I heard they...

Apple maps is still around? Last I heard they were terrible and what they did have they basically copied from Google Maps.
01-06-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's a hard question to answer. Depends on...

That's a hard question to answer. Depends on what you mean by "riding." I learned to ride a bike at age 7 or 8, and through my childhood and even teen years it was my main mode of transportation...
01-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,892
Posted By Milton Keynes

Blotto... wasn't that the guy Popeye got into...

Blotto... wasn't that the guy Popeye got into fights with all the time?
01-05-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,327
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've heard that it can be frustrating for a guy...

I've heard that it can be frustrating for a guy looking for female companionship there.
01-05-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,064
Posted By Milton Keynes

Just gotta be careful where you lean it. I was...

Just gotta be careful where you lean it. I was on a group ride when someone leaned their bike up against a brick pillar. The wind blew the front wheel and turned it ever so slightly, making the...
01-05-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By Milton Keynes

If it had an over-the-ear piece it would be...

If it had an over-the-ear piece it would be better. I have an over-the-ear earpiece headset/microphone for a two-way radio which I occasionally take with me on rides, and it never falls out.
01-04-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,739
Posted By Milton Keynes

I got a set of bluetooth earbuds for Christmas,...

I got a set of bluetooth earbuds for Christmas, and while I don't usually listen to music while riding I thought maybe wearing one of the earbuds (likely the right one, away from the traffic side)...
01-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,401
Posted By Milton Keynes

My wife is in the same situation with regards to...

My wife is in the same situation with regards to having short legs and not being able to climb over a regular diamond frame bike. So I found her a low-slung beach cruiser type bike which she has no...
01-04-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,237
Posted By Milton Keynes

I bought a cycling jacket from amazon. It is a...

I bought a cycling jacket from amazon. It is a very light jacket, basically just the shell with no liner, enough to keep the wind off you but keep you warm if you dress warm underneath. Usually I...
01-04-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,603
Posted By Milton Keynes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpCIYlRRw_o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpCIYlRRw_o
01-04-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 628
Posted By Milton Keynes

I was going to suggest this method. I've used it...

I was going to suggest this method. I've used it plenty of times, on both stripped out screws and special screws like the torx heads with the little pin sticking up in the middle so you can't use a...
01-02-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By Milton Keynes

Go to bikeindex.org and list it there. And...

Go to bikeindex.org and list it there. And obviously if you haven't yet, report it to your local police. If you have the serial number, it can be found again.
12-31-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,417
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't think that's a thing. Normally it's the...

I don't think that's a thing. Normally it's the drug users themselves stealing stuff to either fence or pawn in order to get drug money. It doesn't make sense for a drug dealer to have someone...
12-31-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,417
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well, it was a BMW so they probably deserved...

Well, it was a BMW so they probably deserved it...

Seriously, I wouldn't call them cyclists, but a group of thugs with bicycles. The article said they attacked a cab after that incident, so it...
12-31-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Milton Keynes

You just need to get on some of the wacko...

You just need to get on some of the wacko conspiracy sites. The chemtrail crowd thinks that spraying vinegar around will break up chemtrails and "chem clouds" while the other nutters have built...
12-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,047
Posted By Milton Keynes

I haven't had to make any roadside repairs...

I haven't had to make any roadside repairs lately. *knock on wood*
12-31-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,579
Posted By Milton Keynes

A nice bright headlight and taillight. If riding...

A nice bright headlight and taillight. If riding at night, spoke lights are a good idea. An underseat bag to carry a patch kit, spare tube, tools, etc. to get you home in case of a breakdown. Don't...
12-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,461
Posted By Milton Keynes

I haven't been bothered by dogs too much, just...

I haven't been bothered by dogs too much, just once when I was riding through a small town and an aggressive dog nipped at my heel, but I do plan to get some pepper spray this year.
12-30-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't like the idea of using headphones will...

I don't like the idea of using headphones will riding, since it's already hard enough to hear vehicles coming up behind me. But these open ear bone conduction headphones might be OK since they leave...
12-30-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By Milton Keynes

Would it even be legal for a support vehicle to...

Would it even be legal for a support vehicle to straddle the fog line? I don't know about most states, but where I live that can get you a ticket for "failure to maintain a lane of traffic."
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