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03-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By cbrstar

"Forrestall then went to work and carried on with...

"Forrestall then went to work and carried on with the lies, telling her insurance company and the police about the fake incident." As a former Insurance Broker I hope she will be charged with...
03-04-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By OnTheTarmac

God this is an insufferable take. You're...

God this is an insufferable take. You're conflating phallic symbols with midlife crisis stereotypes? That doesn't even make sense. The reason people buy convertibles and motorcycles are because they...
03-04-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By downhillmaster

Just plain weird. Why am I guessing that you...

Just plain weird.
Why am I guessing that you see phallic symbols everywhere...
03-02-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Advocacy vs appeasement. Advocacy: ...

Advocacy vs appeasement.

Advocacy: "Cyclists may break the law at times in a way that enhances their safety and the overall flow of traffic."

Appeasement: We should "not be jerks and obey all...
03-02-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Scenario: I arrive at a red light on my bicycle...

Scenario: I arrive at a red light on my bicycle as the first vehicle. Traffic is stacking up behind me. If no cars are coming on the cross street, I can run the red light and make it to the place...
03-02-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By mstateglfr

If you want to have a discussion here, then have...

If you want to have a discussion here, then have it here. Dont redirect everyone reading away from here and to your blog. Just type your thoughts here and allow the discussion to happen. The first...
03-02-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By pdlamb

I wonder if OP is a cyclist, or if he (or she)...

I wonder if OP is a cyclist, or if he (or she) just likes to stir the pot.

This is something akin to posting on an NRA site, "I saw on the news last night that someone was killed or injured when...
03-02-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your words: "I also believe that we can...

Your words:

"I also believe that we can raise the public’s perception of cyclists, so that they won’t automatically hate seeing someone hunched over their handlebars. We can do this by being...
03-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Sometimes breaking the law is the most respectful...

Sometimes breaking the law is the most respectful thing I can do for motorists, and it can enhance my safety as well. Motorists who are not cyclists are too ignorant to realize this. They are often...
03-02-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Paul Barnard

Your point seems to be that we should appease...

Your point seems to be that we should appease motorists. I don't see any reason to.
03-02-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By downhillmaster

What is ridiculous is your naïveté, which...

What is ridiculous is your naïveté, which includes your belief that you have some special qualifications that anyone else should take heed of :rolleyes:
03-02-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,017
Posted By Litespud

in my state, where drivers are required by law to...

in my state, where drivers are required by law to give cyclists 4 feet when passing (but few do), but are allowed to cross the double yellow in the process (something most drivers appear to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By grolby

I think this is called "going for a bike...

I think this is called "going for a bike ride."
12-16-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,270
Posted By caloso

I get the feeling you've told at least one woman...

I get the feeling you've told at least one woman that she'd be a lot prettier if she smiled more.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,764
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. 8PM is safer than rush hour, around here...

Nope. 8PM is safer than rush hour, around here its dark for both in the winter and I would pick the later time if I had the choice.

I do understand the family time issue though. And I adjust my...
12-14-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,256
Posted By Maelochs

Ummmm ..... you are willing to address a crowd...

Ummmm ..... you are willing to address a crowd of random strangers now, when there is no way to change what has already happened .... but were not willing to address a single human being,...
12-11-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,438
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front. ...

Rear to trash, front to back, new tire on front.

With losing front tire traction leading to low side crashes, you want the freshest rubber in front to minimize the risk of punctures and blow outs.
12-09-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,240
Posted By veganbikes

I will bite because I want to finish listening to...

I will bite because I want to finish listening to this Don Caballero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Caballero) album before I hit the sack.

FD - Front Derailleur
RD - Rear Derailleur
FH -...
12-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By PaulH

I have 20 years (well, seasons) experience with...

I have 20 years (well, seasons) experience with studded tires. The Nokian W106 is the most durable, good for 5 seasons. The Schwalbe Marathon Winter is better for ruts, rolls easier on both bare...
12-05-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,571
Posted By sweeks

What's the co-pay on a broken hip? :innocent: ...

What's the co-pay on a broken hip? :innocent:

I've been commuting on Schwalbe Marathon Winter studded tires for about 15 years. They are great on ice, OK in slush and snow, a bit noisy on bare...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 43,263
Posted By J.Owen

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50684863471_db...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50684863471_dbb5dd5907_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kdRb5p)

Following up as another data source. I think i'm roughly 7500 miles in and everything is still running...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,694
Posted By work4bike

I agree with most already mentioned here. I'm...

I agree with most already mentioned here. I'm always riding in traffic and sometimes it can be hectic in very heavy traffic without a shoulder/bike lane. I do consider myself a very good bike handler...
11-30-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,263
Posted By Gresp15C

Situational awareness and bike handling are...

Situational awareness and bike handling are important.

A little bit of maintenance skill helps, so you know that your bike is always safe to ride, with effective brakes that you can trust.

Find...
10-19-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,805
Posted By Ferrouscious

Properly installed full-coverage mudguards can...

Properly installed full-coverage mudguards can look quite sleek. The key word is "properly". Look at SKS Longboards and Velo Orange mudguards as a starting point.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,783
Posted By colnago62

Maintain the stated pace. If there are guys who...

Maintain the stated pace. If there are guys who want to go faster, let them go. I could never understand why riders chase guys who role off the front on an organized ride with a slower pace. As long...
08-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,301
Posted By mr_bill

So in this thread alone we are simpletons,...

So in this thread alone we are simpletons, clueless, and inexperienced?

To summarize just SOME of the other pejoratives:

Incompetent cyclists
Gutter bunnies
Edge cyclists


People KNOW...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By indyfabz

This. I tour with one, which means I am sometimes...

This. I tour with one, which means I am sometimes out on the road for many hours. I’d definitely go with the hydration pack because they usually have a narrower profile than a standard backpack.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By znomit

I generally find putting things on my back to be...

I generally find putting things on my back to be uncomfortable eventually, but know a few experienced riders who use them without issue. YMMV.

A top tube bag is really handy. Careful gear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By tangerineowl

For rides that length I use a small frame bag...

For rides that length I use a small frame bag which sits at the upper forward corner of the inside triangle space. Enough space for 14hrs+. Food and other bits for the ride.

At the moment I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By rivers

For my double century last year, I bought the...

For my double century last year, I bought the biggest water bottles that would fit on my bike (800ml and 600ml, but I'm 5'2 with a 46cm frame). I had a to peak top loader to keep a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By woodcraft

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC...

Quite a few folks use simple little packs on DC rides for clothing, etc..

Handlebar bag is a classic solution especially if you need to carry a lot of food.

I've done up to 140 miles with...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By colnago62

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took...

I carry supplies in a hydration pack that I took the bladder out. It is designed to create space between your back and the back of the pack for airflow. I don’t mind it. The longest I have ever rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By atwl77

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long...

Wearing a backpack (or hydration pack) for long distances needs a proper fit (of the bag). Straps tensioned properly and the correct length, and all that. People have used backpacks for as long as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By u235

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go...

Just amazed at your low requirements. I can go through two large bottles of water in 30 minutes and eat more on hot humid days. Often times there are places to refill but other times not. I carry a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By Iride01

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get...

Doing all this in one day? No opportunity to get stuff along the way?

If you can get water along the way, then just take powdered mix for your bottles if you put your carbs in them. Snacks and...
05-17-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By rosefarts

Added 15 lbs to my training rides

Almost all my base mileage is with my kids. I would have added the little one sooner but I didn't trust the toddler not to beat on him for a while.

Two typical bike path loops are 18 and 26 miles....
03-17-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 14,757
Posted By Litespud

Good no-nonsense information - alas, it'll likely...

Good no-nonsense information - alas, it'll likely get lost in the noise. I'm not a virologist, but I have a doctorate in microbiology and worked for many years with an airborne pathogen (M....
03-03-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,405
Posted By wolfchild

I am more concerned about distracted drivers...

I am more concerned about distracted drivers around me than about coronavirus.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 32,522
Posted By Psimet2001

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and...

Disc is disc. 75% not needed at all in road and only carried over because the industry pushed it. I will stand my ground on the retro movement we will see in the future to go back to rim brakes as...
02-18-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By Koyote

I tried that once, and got it caught in the...

I tried that once, and got it caught in the spokes. Painful.
02-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,498
Posted By livedarklions

Depends.

Depends.
02-13-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,564
Posted By livedarklions

AKA--"the same 6 guys having the same argument...

AKA--"the same 6 guys having the same argument for the 1077th time".
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,472
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter...

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter bike today since temps were expected to hover around freezing and some moisture was expected. My snow bike is big and heavy, but with the Nokian...
12-23-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,621
Posted By wolfchild

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level...

Indoor riding doesn't create elite level athletes, what creates an elite level athlete is their mindset and genetics...Obsession with getting their watts and numbers higher is driving non-pro...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,329
Posted By giffenf

My Office Built A Bike Room

...and so far, I'm the only one who signed up to use it. And unless your employee badge is authorized to open the door, you don't get in, so I've got the place to myself. Hanging racks,...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,159
Posted By wolfchild

I was grinding gravel for 43 miles today on my...

I was grinding gravel for 43 miles today on my singlespeed, it was totally different grind from my daily grind to work on smooth pavement.
10-30-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,099
Posted By shelbyfv

Duh, it wasn't BF that hurt his feelings....

Duh, it wasn't BF that hurt his feelings....
10-29-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 10,605
Posted By livedarklions

I'm pretty sure I'm one of the posters you're...

I'm pretty sure I'm one of the posters you're talking about, and I think you're writing in a "tacit suggestion" no one is making. Saying that this kind of monitoring violates my philosophy of riding...
10-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,014
Posted By DrIsotope

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take...

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take my bike inside. Every time I go anywhere, I just take my bike inside. My credit union doesn't have a rack outside, and I'm glad of it-- because then...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,149
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
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