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03-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 891
Posted By Chinghis

I like the "safety stop," but ...

... I'm not sure I see how it reduces accidents.

I got an email from CalBike urging support for a California bill to make the "safety stop" legal:

So, if there's no traffic, how does this...
03-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Chinghis

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to...

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to fish, might be able to kill two birds with one wheel. :)

I myself like the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area), if that's...
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Chinghis

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the...

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the knobbiest tires that you can find.
02-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 753
Posted By Chinghis

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of...

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of the Chiefs' coaches' jackets. I thought it said LIV, and that it was from last year's game.

Then I came to understand that again, I see things as...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Chinghis

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at...

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at least back in the day. I remember a Swiss fan I met at a NORBA race who tried desperately to help out Frischknecht with a water bottle and got waved...
01-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,227
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all...

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all my pieces on that and actually riding.

It's a five-year old article, so I assume these haven't taken over the cycling world yet.

Edit: Oh, man,...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,715
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
12-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By Chinghis

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up...

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up in the Trek picture. Seems a bit low rent for a company like Trek, although the aesthetic is kind of cute.
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,501
Posted By Chinghis

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a...

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a department store, perhaps? That would be my starting point. What's she riding now?
11-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,695
Posted By Chinghis

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new...

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new technology that's being used in this virus, at least on humans:
(NYTimes, 11/9/20...
10-08-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,147
Posted By Chinghis

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least...

OK, I haven't been following along, but at least this is one thread where no none else will have made the same comment already ...

I got a late start - did not learn to ride a bike until I was in...
10-07-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have...

Oh, yes, the body definitely remembers. I have ridden one bike exclusively since the last millennium - a 90s MTB with bar ends. Picked up a new old bike - an even older MTB. Basically the same bike,...
10-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,162
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we...

Yeah, I understand. It's just a bit sad that we can't overcome those impulses and be better than him. We have to be.


Can't believe I'm stepping into this part of the thread ... But, yeah,...
10-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,162
Posted By Chinghis

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is...

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is that he has driven us to this point - wishing bad things to happen to people. He has hardened and made cruel the level of discourse in this country, and...
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,541
Posted By Chinghis

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger...

For some reason, I was an Arnold Schwarzenegger fan in the early 1980s, I guess after watching Conan the Barbarian. So I dragged my (good-humored) girlfriend to The Terminator on the day it came out....
09-06-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9,768
Views: 1,010,904
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, folks. I've joined your club! An old...

Hey, folks. I've joined your club!

An old co-worker friend of mine dropped me a line this week, and mentioned that he still had the bike he has been wanting to give me for a while. So we got...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,080
Posted By Chinghis

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and...

I commute fast. I track my rides obsessively, and sort of focus on average speed. I tend to average about 12 mph. But I qualify that by pointing out that I ride an old MTB with slicks and 25 pounds...
09-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Chinghis

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike...

That's fantastic! Except that I used my bike heavily over the past two decades, that's almost exactly how much I bought my StumpJumper for ... from Helen's.

Other than that, my best guess is...
08-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By Chinghis

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for...

Hey, thanks for the suggestions and support for 26" wheels!

Hah, what I forgot to mention is that the bottom bracket on the StumpJumper is stuck and most likely will never come out. I took it in...
08-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 306,293
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger...

Fantastic! I had no idea Cliff John Ratzenberger was in that. Will have to look for him.

Edit: Mind BLOWN! He was also in The Empire Strikes Back: Rebel Force Major Derlin! Holy cow.



Hah,...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,530
Posted By Chinghis

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was...

Ack, re-reading this, I just realized that it was a Rockhopper, not a Hard Rock. It's also not in my list of bikes, for shame.

But, yeah, I love my Specialized. Wish they still made a nice steel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 21,522
Posted By Chinghis

I think I've figured it out! It's because people...

I think I've figured it out! It's because people who wear Rapha stuff are obviously noobs who just bought their stuff and started riding. Heck, Rapha riders' bikes are never more than a year or two...
07-13-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 306,293
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved...

Fantastic movie! I saw it decades ago and loved it, but I need to look it up again and make my kids watch it.

Talk about your pre-code movies ... Have you watched "Freaks" (Tod Browning, 1932 -...
07-11-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,709
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I...

Thanks for the video, a great watch. Edit: I forgot to mention the gravel-bike bar! I like that kind of dual level thing.

But yeah, I clicked on this thinking that it was about riding slower or...
07-04-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 78,497
Posted By Chinghis

First time on the GMR/GRR! 38.5 miles, a nice...

First time on the GMR/GRR! 38.5 miles, a nice long ride for me.
07-04-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,256
Posted By Chinghis

Yes, I was there! What a blast! Very fun. I had...

Yes, I was there! What a blast! Very fun. I had no real clue where or how far I was going, so I kept asking people stuff, like, "Is this the Shack?"

One guy complimented my "hybrid," which was...
Forum: Foo
06-18-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Chinghis

Man, the name rang a bell, and then you had the...

Man, the name rang a bell, and then you had the Dr. Strangelove video. I did not know that was her. Fantastic, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,063
Posted By Chinghis

That was you?!

That was you?!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,287
Posted By Chinghis

If you're lost, or in doubt, go uphill. It...

If you're lost, or in doubt, go uphill. It really sucks on a loaded tour to make a wrong turn and realize you have a big frickin' climb ahead of you for no reason.
03-31-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,551
Posted By Chinghis

When riding the bus once, I looked down into some...

When riding the bus once, I looked down into some guy's car, and noticed that he had a big Post-It in the middle of his steering wheel (probably where the horn was). The note said, "LET IT GO."
...
03-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,926
Posted By Chinghis

"Out" themselves? It's not like they're gay or...

"Out" themselves? It's not like they're gay or something. I'm genuinely curious. How they might have gotten it, how it feels, how they're responding. The more info all of us have, the better.
02-03-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,869
Posted By Chinghis

I have that exact stem on my 1992 StumpJumper FS....

I have that exact stem on my 1992 StumpJumper FS. All of the design cues on that bike bring back good memories. Needs a bit more purple, however. :)
Forum: Foo
02-03-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,755
Posted By Chinghis

If you're just using it for yourself and don't...

If you're just using it for yourself and don't particularly care about how well it translates to standard Office formats, then yes, you can use either of these software suites instead of Office. I...
11-14-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,557
Posted By Chinghis

I think that's a generally Scandinavian saying....

I think that's a generally Scandinavian saying. I've heard it from Norwegians.
07-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,760
Posted By Chinghis

The funny thing is when some old guy in a beater...

The funny thing is when some old guy in a beater car raises his hand like that out the window. It always takes a while to realize that he's signaling. There's usually a cigarette in his hand, too.
...
07-15-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,286
Posted By Chinghis

Robots in your bike lane, coming soon

Well, hopefully not. But The Verge reports (https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/15/20694433/last-mile-autonomous-robot-delivery-startup-bike-lanes-refraction-ai) that a startup has recently unveiled...
07-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,158
Posted By Chinghis

I saw one in the wild, May 1993 at the Big Bear...

I saw one in the wild, May 1993 at the Big Bear NORBA race that year. I stopped to talk to the guy, because I was really curious about them. The guy said he liked the bike, but didn't seem...
05-08-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chinghis

The Raleigh ad is funny - they look like pirates....

The Raleigh ad is funny - they look like pirates. But the kid is holding a British flag, and the text on the side says that the "Apparel (is) from Truc International Shop of Cambridge." (Looks to...
05-06-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,118
Posted By Chinghis

I can show you quite a few roads that look like...

I can show you quite a few roads that look like that in Northeast LA. If you're Pasadena you should know there are lots of roads like that.

Anyway, the City has a program ...
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