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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,642
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
10-14-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By Wildwood

Wife's gone to visit Dad, Home Alone

So I brought some bikes into the house from the garage.

Makes the house less empty.
Makes me smile.
Is this an illness?

a sample...
10-12-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,211
Posted By 10 Wheels

I track the Miles for maintenance on the bikes.

I track the Miles for maintenance on the bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 38,883
Posted By indyfabz

My kind of road. Not one man made sound. Not even...

My kind of road. Not one man made sound. Not even airplanes. Just birds, insects and the rustling of the grasses thanks to a nice breeze.
...
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,027
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2,844
Views: 38,883
Posted By datlas

It’s a beautiful fall morning. Time to ride!

It’s a beautiful fall morning. Time to ride!
10-01-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Biker395

Harumph ... try being a Jet fan. OMG. ...

Harumph ... try being a Jet fan. OMG.



:thumb:

The bubble paradigm seems to be going well for the NBA so far. Maybe the NFL should have taken a similar strategy.

Not so much a fan of...
09-30-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because...

The only reason I'd care a tiny bit is because our misplaced emphasis on sports happens to affect employment of many ordinary folks and their families. I feel badly for them.

But the team owners...
09-24-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,755
Views: 529,826
Posted By Biker395

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he...

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he had to get back on a plane for Michigan. Very breezy (typical) initially, but as the sun began to fall, the breeze slowed down and it was quiet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 108,270
Posted By BillyD

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from...

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from a well trained school. Personally, I love the drumlines best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0N98jtuRc
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,158
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
09-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By John E

As you can read from my signature, I am with you...

As you can read from my signature, I am with you 100% on "rebuild rather than just buy new." I did originally buy the UO-8 new for my wife, but as a bare frame that I built up with the handlebars,...
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
08-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By mr_bill

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the...

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the anti-bike ranters at town meeting, city council meeting, community boards, etc have almost always been and continue to be OLDER than you are?

And...
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,028
Posted By noimagination

To the extent that people will learn, it will be...

To the extent that people will learn, it will be slowly.

I've been riding in my area (NYC suburban) for >35 years. Drivers are much more aware of cyclists now, and are much more likely to pass...
08-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,707
Posted By holytrousers

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get...

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get hold of a tensiometer :thumb:

Sheldon Brown's website is like a bible, it got me hooked into bicycle mechanics and gave me the courage to do...
08-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,028
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Gonna hit the iron at 50+

Setting up my gym today after a 4 years off the weights. Blew out my guts at 48 and had some mesh installed to hold in my intestines :lol:. The bikes are keeping me in great aerobic shape but not...
08-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,048
Posted By skidder

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies...

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies (just admiring) he better be in the 'dirt nap' position. For me its more a situation of admiring the youth and recalling those days of my own youth with...
08-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,048
Posted By Biker395

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis,...

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis, but everyone. I find myself looking at them, and wondering who they are and what they are about. If life has taught me nothing, it is that you can't...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 737
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Knife edge on nearby Eldorado. Round trip is 10...

Knife edge on nearby Eldorado. Round trip is 10 miles with 6,800 feet of vert. 🤯 That's the North Cascades for you.
...
08-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,449
Posted By oldlady62

When I started riding in June, there weren't many...

When I started riding in June, there weren't many people out on bikes. Lots of walkers, though. Then something happened during July. Me and my neighbor have been riding around the neighborhood a...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We had to hike through five miles of woods to get...

We had to hike through five miles of woods to get here, it was worth it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182820758_d6c09a640f_o_d.jpg

Grumpy Mount Saint Helens.
...
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Got in 7 miles today and had to hike fast back to...

Got in 7 miles today and had to hike fast back to my truck to beat the rain.

...
07-31-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,124
Posted By clubman

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last...

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last month. Sept thru November is magnificent here. Even November to January is decent.

Any forum guys that want to move to try our green and pleasant...
07-28-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By jppe

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power. ...

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power.

Just keep your HR down a little lower and keep pedaling!
Forum: Foo
07-28-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,960
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Glacier Peak from Green Mountain, Suiattle River...

Glacier Peak from Green Mountain, Suiattle River below

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50161132958_cdacf72ac5_o_d.jpg
07-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By NewATBikeComute

First ever half century!

Well, have not done a lot of cycling this year. Working from home, so no commuting mileage, and my attitude towards making an effort to do, well, anything beyond what I have to do, has been 'I...
07-21-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,761
Posted By downtube42

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of...

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of pneumonia, their heart stops, they have a stroke, they suffocate. It's not the deaths that matter, just how you categorized them. You don't have to...
07-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,761
Posted By jon c.

That's in part because the people making the most...

That's in part because the people making the most money out of the health care system have nothing to do with providing health care. They often know nothing about health care.

Take Rick Scott...
07-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 438
Posted By Skullo

Utah cases are surging also

Utah started opening up in the middle of May.Now we are setting new records almost daily.Southern Utah is mostly rural and sparsely populated ,so was spared of much Covid. They are in the green new...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 372,330
Posted By datlas

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by...

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by state. Tennessee just turned red.

Velo Vol


https://covidactnow.org/
07-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,249
Posted By Biker395

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the...

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the general public. Mirroring their thoughts about politics, they really don't seem to be able to see the grays between black and white, and use reasonable...
07-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x350/modern_man_da_vinci_style_165f2b7248d5fe7a534cd5f43ddf63579591421c.jpg
07-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,124
Posted By indyfabz

You are assuming that he actually felt...

You are assuming that he actually felt threatened. Im not going to make excuses for people who get called out for flaunting simple rules.
07-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 861
Posted By groth

Mini-Parade!

Yes, our Memorial Day and Independence Day parades around here have been canceled. However, we just ride our "float" through town, the same as when we ride it in the regular parade. There's a blue...
06-29-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By CliffordK

It is a lot harder to herd the cats if there is...

It is a lot harder to herd the cats if there is no clear direction from the top, or perhaps one has someone chasing them in the wrong direction.

A widespread interstate shutdown would have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 372,330
Posted By Bah Humbug

I've given up on all of it until further notice. ...

I've given up on all of it until further notice. I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a...
06-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By friday1970

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole...

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole families. Mom, Dad, kids, bikes all over the trail. Me swerving to avoid little ones on training wheels.
Not a bad thing.
06-14-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By bikemig

The only person who is trying to turn the science...

The only person who is trying to turn the science on this into politics is one Donald J. Trump. The medical journals are being responsible as to what they publish. You cannot say the same for what...
06-10-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"The Lancet" and the "New England Journal of Medicine" retract HCQ articles

Last month, The Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine published articles which supported a New York study of HCQ saying that it was not effective against COVID 19, and could cause increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 372,330
Posted By bampilot06

weighed myself this morning. Im down to 170. ...

weighed myself this morning. Im down to 170. 10 more to go, to reach my goal. I was near 230 this time last year.
06-07-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,499
Posted By genec

It is all about population density... Japan has...

It is all about population density... Japan has a high population density, so should have a high rate of infection... but does not... why? Hmmm. Japan shows 0.72 deaths per 100K, the US shows...
05-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,710
Posted By no67el

Kid's Road Bikes--- finally!

So I've been on a search for real(ish) road bike for my two daughters, 7 and 9. They have really liked riding, but their mountain bikes are just heavy and twitchy for the longer road rides we've been...
05-19-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,936
Posted By wgscott

Or you could just apply very basic critical...

Or you could just apply very basic critical thinking skills.

One remarkably illuminating test is to just ask "under what conditions would the proponent accept that their theory is refuted by the...
05-18-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,794
Posted By canklecat

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing:...

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing: Challenging people who keep tossing around the term "herd immunity" as a euphemism for "let the weak ones die so we can get back to partying like it's...
05-18-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,794
Posted By genec

In this area, don't depend on government,...

In this area, don't depend on government, especially this government.

Private business wants to get going again, and wants to ensure the customer that they are exceeding the minimum...
05-18-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By eaglesandcycling

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely...

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely individual. jeez, i was simply asking a very general question. try and work on your anger a bit :)
05-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By flangehead

You Make Your Own Safety

99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.
― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/18531022)

The statistics, if done "right", are made...
05-13-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,074
Posted By Mad Honk

berner, You could try making "SENSE", but who...

berner,
You could try making "SENSE", but who in this environment would buy it? My world is pretty wacky now. I have good friends who are Physicians, and Morticians, and my wife is a Hospice Social...
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