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Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By mcours2006

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People...

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People commute on road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, fixies, fatties, and ebikes. It depends on the conditions and distance you are commuting. Personally, if...
04-01-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By mcours2006

The most common injury with crashing on a bike,...

The most common injury with crashing on a bike, save for going over the bar, is probably hand/wrist/arm fracture. Keeping the hands on the bar likely helps prevent this. You'll land on your...
03-29-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By mcours2006

Could be more aggressive riding position that...

Could be more aggressive riding position that makes you faster. Could just be the feel. I feel the same way about my old 1980-something steel bike. It's heavier, it's got the thin tubing, and I know...
03-29-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,050
Posted By mcours2006

The law is the law, I suppose. The guy was...

The law is the law, I suppose. The guy was unlucky that the cop decided to enforce it where 99.9% of the time it is not. I'm guilty of running stop signs multiple times during my daily commute, and...
03-24-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,620
Posted By mcours2006

There could be a number of possible causes for...

There could be a number of possible causes for this collision--distracted driving, which includes, but not limited to, cellphone use. But the idea that the driver 'saw' the cyclist but didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 700
Posted By mcours2006

I agree about the kind of hybrid bike you have. I...

I agree about the kind of hybrid bike you have. I had a Giant Rapid with flat bars, but by all accounts it is a road bike--relatively light, Tiagra drivetrain, 25mm tires, caliper rim brakes...it's...
03-18-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By mcours2006

We gotta stop calling cyclist being hit from...

We gotta stop calling cyclist being hit from behind 'accidents'. Crash, collision, vehicular maiming, caused by driver negligence. Though it doesn't have the same ring as 'accident', which just kinda...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,861
Posted By mcours2006

Whoa! Fourteen year old thread come back from the...

Whoa! Fourteen year old thread come back from the dead! I think it's safe for OP to ride now.
03-12-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By mcours2006

You could try linking the video so we can see for...

You could try linking the video so we can see for ourselves. A short video is worth two thousand words.
03-10-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,728
Posted By mcours2006

She fled the scene, so no way to prove she was...

She fled the scene, so no way to prove she was under the influence when she hit the man. However, if her IG pics are an indication, there likely was still alcohol in her system at the time of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,358
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, sounds about right to me. Like you,...

Yeah, sounds about right to me.

Like you, I've been doing the same commute for the past number of years. My light road bikes are faster than my heavier road bikes, but not as much as you might...
01-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,920
Posted By mcours2006

Year round commute as well, so I've ridden in...

Year round commute as well, so I've ridden in temperature -25*C. The windchill that morning was -29, but windchill is not really relevant when riding a bike. A tail wind negates the windchill, and a...
01-18-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By mcours2006

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride...

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride where conditions suit the bike you're riding. For me it leans more toward the road. For lots of my riding friends it's fat biking in forested trails....
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,517
Posted By mcours2006

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it...

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it were not for the road conditions, more so than the darkness. I can cope with the darkness as I have plenty of lights and the route I normally take is...
01-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, like going on 40 years, but I took a hiatus...

Yeah, like going on 40 years, but I took a hiatus during child-rearing years, and now just fully back into it for the past seven years. Just had my biggest mileage year at over 12,000 miles.
01-05-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,356
Posted By mcours2006

Yes, aluminum is better than plastic, and the one...

Yes, aluminum is better than plastic, and the one that broke from my mount was a plastic one. I have an all alloy mounting set up now, but I still run the tethers. Aluminum can break, and maybe you...
01-04-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,356
Posted By mcours2006

Mounting on bag strap is not ideal, but if it...

Mounting on bag strap is not ideal, but if it must be done then using some kind of tether would work. I ran a rear-facing camera and it fell off one day unbeknownst to me. Fortunately I was able to...
01-02-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,417
Posted By mcours2006

Let's not paint them with the 'cyclist' brush...

Let's not paint them with the 'cyclist' brush just cuz they had bikes. If they were running around the city on foot doing such nonsense would we call them runners? "Group of runners terrorize couple...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 18,437
Posted By mcours2006

I got 19,289 km, or 12,000 miles for you...

I got 19,289 km, or 12,000 miles for you Mericans. Well, I will be over 12,000 miles by the end of 2020. This is my biggest year by far. My 2020 resolution was to not turn down an invitation to ride...
12-29-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,562
Posted By mcours2006

Personally I would pay no more than 40% of the...

Personally I would pay no more than 40% of the MSRP for that bike.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,766
Posted By mcours2006

For that kind of elevation and distance I would...

For that kind of elevation and distance I would think that an e-assist bike would be ideal. Prices of e-bikes have come down the past few years. Might be worth considering.
12-20-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,615
Posted By mcours2006

It was probably Timtak wanting his bike...

It was probably Timtak wanting his bike back.:rolleyes:
12-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,573
Posted By mcours2006

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D

Of course not. We're just amused. That's all.:D
12-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,573
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, I saw the title and then saw 50's and 60's,...

Yeah, I saw the title and then saw 50's and 60's, and stopped reading. Temp was -10*C this morning on my ride to work. If I see temps in the 50's F in Jan and Feb, I am absolutely giddy with...
12-16-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,270
Posted By mcours2006

I've done it on solo rides, but I don't see it as...

I've done it on solo rides, but I don't see it as competition. If I am trying to catch another rider it's really to see how fast that guy is riding. I won't, however, try to grab his wheel. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,803
Posted By mcours2006

That's a steal. The 6800 groupset alone is...

That's a steal. The 6800 groupset alone is probably worth the price. Go for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,109
Posted By mcours2006

Are you shifting them simultaneously? Because...

Are you shifting them simultaneously? Because that's what I usually do and I've never had problems with spinning. I can dump three gears on the back with three quick clicks of the shifter, though I...
12-09-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,587
Posted By mcours2006

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12-09-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,240
Posted By mcours2006

This thread has potential...TTHP. All right, I...

This thread has potential...TTHP. All right, I just made that one up.:p
Forum: Commuting
12-08-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,374
Posted By mcours2006

I usually run 35 mm Schwalbe Marathon winters,...

I usually run 35 mm Schwalbe Marathon winters, which are good for most conditions in which I ride--early morning icy roads, light snow. They are not much use when there's more than a couple of inches...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,694
Posted By mcours2006

Sure, but it's not a skill that one practices on...

Sure, but it's not a skill that one practices on a regular basis.

Having fallen a few times myself while riding on snow and ice, I've learned that when it does happens, and it happens pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,694
Posted By mcours2006

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops,...

Comfortable riding in different positions--drops, hoods, standing, sprinting off saddle, sprint in hoods, descending, riding with one hand no hands, road awareness...just a few that come to mind.
...
11-29-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,979
Posted By mcours2006

1985 Gardin, though most of the components are...

1985 Gardin, though most of the components are modern. The frame, seatpost, handlebar and stem, and bottle cage are original. I am the only owner.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,330
Posted By mcours2006

So far 18,040 km ( or 11,236 miles). Should hit...

So far 18,040 km ( or 11,236 miles). Should hit 19,000 km by end of year. All 'real' miles, BTW. ;) By far my biggest total.
11-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,446
Posted By mcours2006

A driver was at the stop sign where I fell last...

A driver was at the stop sign where I fell last year. He slowly drove by and said something to the effect of 'you shouldn't be riding in this weather cuz it's dangerous,' and then just drove past. No...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,660
Posted By mcours2006

If I didn't have to commute then I'd probably...

If I didn't have to commute then I'd probably wouldn't be riding daily. It's a lot of work to get ready to ride--clothing choices to suit the temperature and weather, electronics like lights, GPS to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,863
Posted By mcours2006

I was thinking the same thing as well. I can't...

I was thinking the same thing as well. I can't produce anywhere near those power numbers, but our group rides typically average 35+ kph, with about 0.7% elevation.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,863
Posted By mcours2006

Your rides sounds a lot like the the rides I did...

Your rides sounds a lot like the the rides I did this past summer. From my own experience, I found that when I started doing longer endurance rides, like we're talking about 140 to 200 km rides, and...
11-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,212
Posted By mcours2006

I would say as a general rule that no one should...

I would say as a general rule that no one should be tooting (or honking) a cyclists, friendly or otherwise. It's usually interpreted as 'Get the F out of my way, move the F over so I can pass, or F u...
11-05-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,212
Posted By mcours2006

Having to be constantly on alert when you're on a...

Having to be constantly on alert when you're on a bike transfer over to being in a car as well, and that alone makes you a better driver.
10-27-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,525
Posted By mcours2006

Rain is fine for your bike, but like others have...

Rain is fine for your bike, but like others have noted, it's the grit from the road that can get on your drive train and wear it down. Ideally you should give the bike a hose-down after a wet ride,...
10-18-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,657
Posted By mcours2006

I like the lumberjack design. I think it's...

I like the lumberjack design. I think it's appropriate. Might get poked fun at by my mates, but hey, what the hell. Let's see who looks silly in their road kit not on the road.
10-16-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,426
Posted By mcours2006

Doing curls with five-pound dumbbells? Completely...

Doing curls with five-pound dumbbells? Completely useless. Doing it while cycling indoors? Maybe if you were curling for the entire cycling workout it might add to the cardio.

An indoor machine...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,452
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: 2,948
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: 2,948
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: 2,948
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: 4,301
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: 4,301
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: 1,742
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....
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