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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,753
Posted By mcours2006

We used to have to stick hockey cards in our...

We used to have to stick hockey cards in our spokes to mimic that sound. Thank god we don't have to do that anymore.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By mcours2006

Or Frequent Flyer. I'd setting for that.

Or Frequent Flyer. I'd setting for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By mcours2006

I don't know what yet-to-be-added features I'd...

I don't know what yet-to-be-added features I'd like, cuz frankly I don't give much thought about it, but I do know I don't like this one. Feedback is feedback, whether negative or positive, and both...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,062
Posted By mcours2006

It's absolutely stupid. I commute the same route...

It's absolutely stupid. I commute the same route a few hundred times a year, and there are a few segments on that route. So I'm the 'local legend' on these segments. Big deal.:rolleyes:
07-17-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,098
Posted By mcours2006

The #1...

The #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) reason that I hear from people who do not like to ride is that it's too dangerous. They are scared to death of riding the...
07-17-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,098
Posted By mcours2006

I see vehicular cycling as a last resort for...

I see vehicular cycling as a last resort for cyclists who ride on roads. I do it--taking the lane when necessary, but I do not like it, and it is stressful. Much preferable and safer is having a...
07-17-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,369
Posted By mcours2006

How's that? :foo: The people running red...

How's that? :foo:

The people running red lights would be getting the tickets. Those are the right people. Same with photo radar. The people driving over the limit would be getting the tickets....
07-11-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,267
Posted By mcours2006

Fair enough, but one could make the same argument...

Fair enough, but one could make the same argument that nothing is 100% safe with just about anything...pesticides in foods, plastics, the water we drink, alcohol, driving, riding a bike, etc. The...
07-08-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,447
Posted By mcours2006

A guy I know, a bit of a local legend, in fact,...

A guy I know, a bit of a local legend, in fact, used to ride without a helmet. He was super strong and loved to take pictures, and would post them on Strava and IG, which shows him sans helmet, solo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By mcours2006

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Scroll down to the chart near the bottom.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By mcours2006

Thanks for all the replies,everyone. Here's an...

Thanks for all the replies,everyone. Here's an update now that the ride is done.

I ended up not using a backpack. Temperature and humidity was high yesterday right from the start, so that was a...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,592
Posted By mcours2006

What's the harm in having one? It will increase...

What's the harm in having one? It will increase your chances of being seen. I run rear and front lights day and night. It's a no-brainer.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,937
Posted By mcours2006

Doesn't have to be precise. The pinch test is...

Doesn't have to be precise. The pinch test is fine for most cases. I rarely use a gauge. Rarely have pinch flats. I tell my friend who's new to bike commuting that it should feel like a firm apple,...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,134
Posted By mcours2006

Sorry to hear that. Perhaps someone picked it up...

Sorry to hear that. Perhaps someone picked it up and will return it to you. There's that hope.:rolleyes:

As a rule I always carry my wallet and phone either on me or in my backpack. Like you found...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By mcours2006

Them's fightin' words!

Them's fightin' words!
02-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,019
Posted By mcours2006

My own experience tells me that drivers of...

My own experience tells me that drivers of pick-up trucks, especially white ones, school buses, transit buses, Mazda 3's and 6's, Hyundai Sonatas, VW Golf TDI's, and pre-2000 Toyota Corollas are the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,133
Posted By mcours2006

Sidewalk and speed don't mix. I ride both on the...

Sidewalk and speed don't mix. I ride both on the road and sidewalks, but the sidewalks are in a more industrial/commercial area where very, very few pedestrians use. I use the sidewalk for a few...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,073
Posted By mcours2006

Yep. The bike separated from me after falling....

Yep. The bike separated from me after falling. I've had a few falls this winter at low speeds. Three in one day, but it was a nasty storm day when I was on a trail next to a recently plowed road. The...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,073
Posted By mcours2006

Studs do work on ice. Especially the black kind....

Studs do work on ice. Especially the black kind. You have to lower the pressure on them to make them more effective. I do run the psi a bit higher on mine as I want them to roll better on bare...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,073
Posted By mcours2006

If you think you don't need it, you're probably wrong!

My disdain for riding on studs got me in trouble yesterday morning. The roads were a bit damp, but had been well salted, and after riding the first few hundred meters I thought it was fine. It was...
01-17-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,417
Posted By mcours2006

That makes sense to me. It's pretty straight...

That makes sense to me. It's pretty straight forward. Windchill is the effect of wind on cooling down the body. With the wind at 0 mph, your net wind is your speed, and that's how your windchill is...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,820
Posted By mcours2006

There's no 'proper' way to tote your stuff....

There's no 'proper' way to tote your stuff. Whatever works for you is the 'proper' way.

Convenient when you get off the bike you can just go, as opposed to taking your stuff out of the pannier,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By mcours2006

That mcours2006 guy maybe not up to snuff with...

That mcours2006 guy maybe not up to snuff with the beasts found on this forum. ;) Needs to HTFU and do more training.
12-28-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,985
Posted By mcours2006

Say yes to all invitations to ride whenever time...

Say yes to all invitations to ride whenever time permits. 'I don't feel like it' can't an excuse to say no.
12-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By mcours2006

My riding buddies are all on Zwift and doing a...

My riding buddies are all on Zwift and doing a ton of training, so if I don't to get dropped come spring, I've got to continue riding throughout winter. So, yeah, I resolve to do that.:D
12-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By mcours2006

I'd love to get an aero bike, but my sensible and...

I'd love to get an aero bike, but my sensible and frugal self is telling me not to. So instead I'm going to give myself the gift of better fitness by riding more hills.:D Come to think of it, that's...
12-23-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By mcours2006

Lots of my riding buddies are off this and next...

Lots of my riding buddies are off this and next week. We're going to milk this weather as much as we can. We've ridden three straight days now.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,524
Posted By mcours2006

It was good year for me. I drove in about a dozen...

It was good year for me. I drove in about a dozen times back in January and February, and a couple of times this month. But if I had to be honest with myself I probably should have driven a few more...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,983
Posted By mcours2006

The best wheels are the ones that are already on...

The best wheels are the ones that are already on the bike and have been for a while. Anything else is going to cost extra. Mine are heavy and robust. They need to be able to be withstand the rigours...
12-19-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,050
Posted By mcours2006

That is a V-brake. More like this one: ...

That is a V-brake.

More like this one:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/484x319/avid_shorty_4_cantilever_brake_00102656_9999_1_40efa58b3551ca42d9830db524e22fd81ea1b13e.jpg...
12-19-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,050
Posted By mcours2006

The redesign of canti brakes with the cable from...

The redesign of canti brakes with the cable from the lever running straight through to one of the canti arms solved this problem.
12-19-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,509
Posted By mcours2006

Unfortunately the victim isn't alive to tell his...

Unfortunately the victim isn't alive to tell his side of the story. The only version we have is that of the driver's, that he wasn't driving too fast, too class, or too distracted. How many more than...
12-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,509
Posted By mcours2006

How close was the bus to the cyclist? That's what...

How close was the bus to the cyclist? That's what I'd like to know. If the bus driver had given the cyclist room I don't see how he could have been run over.
12-16-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,563
Posted By mcours2006

My sarcasm sense is tingling.😄 Like others...

My sarcasm sense is tingling.😄

Like others have said, flats rare with studded tires. Though end of life tires, beware of them. The studs will puncture through to the tube and give you a flat. Both...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By mcours2006

If the distance isn't great you might want to...

If the distance isn't great you might want to consider a rain cape instead and just wear regular pants. BobbyG uses it
Forum: Commuting
11-23-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By mcours2006

Riding 20 miles in studded tires is a chore. I...

Riding 20 miles in studded tires is a chore. I use a set of Marathon Winters for my 12-mile commute when I need to, and only when I need to, but I hate it. Yeah, for tires with metal spikes sticking...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,354
Posted By mcours2006

Under low temperature conditions, you need to...

Under low temperature conditions, you need to wick the sweat off your skin, you need an insulating layer over that, and finally a outer layer that blocks the wind. Add insulating layer as needed as...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,448
Posted By mcours2006

No one here would 'blow through' a stop sign...

No one here would 'blow through' a stop sign without making sure there isn't traffic coming the other way. That's just plain stupid. When approaching a four-way stop sign, I am not riding fast enough...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,448
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, waiting to cross a main road in the 6 am...

Yeah, waiting to cross a main road in the 6 am darkness with no traffic, and no prospect of the light turning green for me unless I dismount and activate the pedestrian crossing button, is just dumb....
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 10,448
Posted By mcours2006

Yes. I am sometimes tempted to go over the 50 kph...

Yes. I am sometimes tempted to go over the 50 kph limit on the residential streets, but I exercise caution and keep it to a pedestrian 45.:)
Forum: Commuting
11-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By mcours2006

alias5000, hope you're right.

alias5000, hope you're right.
11-21-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By mcours2006

Cross the road isn't brain surgery. Look before...

Cross the road isn't brain surgery. Look before you come off the curb. That's it!

If you have your head buried in your phone screen while crossing the road, well, then you're putting your life in...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By mcours2006

Like the rest of life, there are some days that...

Like the rest of life, there are some days that are better than others.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,964
Posted By mcours2006

The Daily Grind

Because of the snow fall last week it feels like I'm having to grind it out this year more so than previous years. Certainly, it could just be the recency effect, but my commute of 38-km, day in and...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,718
Posted By mcours2006

So, just do nothing then? That's your advice? ...

So, just do nothing then? That's your advice?

So you're cruising along at 15 mph and someone jumps out from behind a building and runs toward you, say at 10 mph, or whatever speed he needs to run...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,718
Posted By mcours2006

What about some kind of billy club mounted like a...

What about some kind of billy club mounted like a frame-mounted pump under the TT? Inconspicuous and easy to deploy. Not sure what materials you'd make it out. Wood seems too 'soft', but maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By mcours2006

Commuting daily gives me close to 200 km a week...

Commuting daily gives me close to 200 km a week without much fanfare. When weather is good some buddies and I will go out on the weekend and get in another 50-80 km. As for cold weather, layering,...
11-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,732
Posted By mcours2006

I like the Star Trek ones, though I wouldn't be...

I like the Star Trek ones, though I wouldn't be caught dead wearing the red one.:)
11-11-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,513
Posted By mcours2006

Good point. For someone who's severely overweight...

Good point. For someone who's severely overweight I'd be better to start off on a machine. But there are modifications that you can make for body weight exercises as well, that can accommodate most...
10-29-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,858
Posted By mcours2006

Ski pants would be cumbersome for riding any...

Ski pants would be cumbersome for riding any distance. A pair thicker tights under a windproof pair of pants, not the ski type, would be sufficient in -17*C. Below that, I might ad a pair of knee...
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