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Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,440
Posted By mcours2006

For rec riding I'd skip it if it was raining. If...

For rec riding I'd skip it if it was raining. If there's a high probability of rain I might skip it too, but if I went out I'd take a bike with fenders, and the route would be a more circuitous one...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By mcours2006

Not very often and not very well. The last time I...

Not very often and not very well. The last time I had to change a rear flat I saw how worn out the tire was, with all kinds of little nicks and cuts, and the balding track. I probably had close to...
06-17-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By mcours2006

First off, you cannot treat cars the same way you...

First off, you cannot treat cars the same way you treat cars. We are not the same. A 2+ ton metallic/plastic/glass projectile travelling at 2x or 3x the speed of a 200-pound bike+cyclist does not...
06-17-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,263
Posted By mcours2006

The only reason I'd run any kind of lights during...

The only reason I'd run any kind of lights during the day is cars. If I was riding exclusively on trail I wouldn't even bother with lights during the day. A bell works better, especially around blind...
06-16-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By mcours2006

I'd totally go to the take-out place and tell the...

I'd totally go to the take-out place and tell the owners, and yell at the delivery guy with a few choice words...but that's just me.:D
06-16-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,199
Posted By mcours2006

Ahh, the old 'with great power comes great...

Ahh, the old 'with great power comes great responsibility' bit. Well played.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 750
Posted By mcours2006

Mine's 11.85 miles and 11.65 miles, to and from,...

Mine's 11.85 miles and 11.65 miles, to and from, respectively. It's just about the perfect distance for me to get enough of a workout on a daily basis without it getting tiresome on a daily basis. I...
06-16-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By mcours2006

The only time I'll say something is when someone...

The only time I'll say something is when someone is riding on the wrong side of the road and coming right at me. Otherwise I just keep riding.
06-13-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 956
Posted By mcours2006

Hey, speak for yourself! :lol:

Hey, speak for yourself! :lol:
06-12-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By mcours2006

You got 30 good replies to your OP in General...

You got 30 good replies to your OP in General Cycling. Not sure what else you're hoping for, maybe someone to tell you that it's okay to ride it or sell it to someone else?

And yeah, duplicate...
06-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,460
Posted By mcours2006

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose...

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose it depends on how the crash occurred and what kind of impact the frame/fork actually took. There may be damage to the frame/fork that you cannot see,...
06-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,584
Posted By mcours2006

My Tiagra 4500 triple 'brifters' work fine when I...

My Tiagra 4500 triple 'brifters' work fine when I need them to work, but I am on the middle right probably 95 percent of the time. Four point nine % I'm using the big ring, and 0.1% on the granny...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,485
Posted By mcours2006

I think Option 1 is the most economical. Disc...

I think Option 1 is the most economical. Disc brakes are not essential. The cantis you have will bring your bike to a stop just fine. You can get a cheap second set of wheels on which you can mount...
06-11-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,780
Posted By mcours2006

I rarely watch such videos, let alone one that is...

I rarely watch such videos, let alone one that is over 40' long, but I did this one, and enjoyed it. The speaker also had a TV series on TVO called The Life-Sized City which explores some of the...
06-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,780
Posted By mcours2006

One of my good friends was hit by a right-turning...

One of my good friends was hit by a right-turning vehicle while he was travelling on a segregated two-lane bike lane, but against the normal flow of traffic. It was exactly as you described--driver...
06-10-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,780
Posted By mcours2006

There is one protected bike lane where I commute....

There is one protected bike lane where I commute. Oddly enough, it turns into a non-protected one, but I prefer the non-protected one. Crossing intersections is safer, IMO, with NP bike lanes as...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By mcours2006

There are other of options for stowage on a road...

There are other of options for stowage on a road bike, even if you don't go with a rack and pannier. You can get a large under the saddle bag like this one:...
06-08-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,780
Posted By mcours2006

Good luck convincing your typical moto-commuter...

Good luck convincing your typical moto-commuter the benefits of bike lanes. The only thing the short-sighted motorist sees is that cyclist on the bike lane in front of him hindering his upcoming...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By mcours2006

Yep. Any day when you arrive safely is a win over...

Yep. Any day when you arrive safely is a win over driving. :thumb:
05-31-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,411
Posted By mcours2006

My Ion came will last for 2.5 hours, which is...

My Ion came will last for 2.5 hours, which is enough for my round trip commute, but it does need to be charged daily. During the winter months, however, battery life declines drastically, like by as...
05-31-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By mcours2006

Presumably the advantage is that the cyclist...

Presumably the advantage is that the cyclist doesn't have get on the sidewalk to press the pedestrian crossing button to trigger a light change. Presently cars already have a trigger in the form of...
05-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,405
Posted By mcours2006

What if you stayed on the sensors until the light...

What if you stayed on the sensors until the light turned to green? But most cyclists, myself included, start moving before the light turns green.

I do agree that it is a very dangerous situation....
05-25-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,562
Posted By mcours2006

There are some decent people out there. One time...

There are some decent people out there. One time I was sitting the side of the road on an embankment fixing a flat tire with my bike laid flat on the grass. A driver stopped and asked if I was okay....
05-25-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,582
Posted By mcours2006

Pretty dull place if everyone was nice and...

Pretty dull place if everyone was nice and cordial toward one another. It's a great place to ask bike-related questions and learn something, but also great for the drama.:D
05-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,232
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, I absolutely press charges. Apology? Pfff!...

Yeah, I absolutely press charges. Apology? Pfff! That's not gonna cut it. There needs to be serious consequence for doing $h1t like this.
05-24-19, 04:57 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,560
Posted By mcours2006

Three so far this year.

Three so far this year.
05-24-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,258
Posted By mcours2006

Great discussion! Thanks for posting. Like...

Great discussion! Thanks for posting.

Like @bruce19 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bruce19-60357.html) said, you can pretty much find research out there to justify anything. Just look at how...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By mcours2006

While attempting to pull out the square taper...

While attempting to pull out the square taper crank on a 1980's steel bike the tool was not seated tightly, so I ended up stripping the threads. With no apparent other options I took a hacksaw to it,...
05-21-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By mcours2006

"Riding through red lights" is just plain stupid....

"Riding through red lights" is just plain stupid. However, stopping at a red light, checking traffic, then riding through, well, that actually legal in some places.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,181
Posted By mcours2006

I fear this much as well. I've tried various...

I fear this much as well. I've tried various combinations, but when it is a consistent, steady rain, my feet are going to get wet. I haven't used a cape, and probably won't. I will just have to live...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By mcours2006

Nice deal. Enjoy it.

Nice deal. Enjoy it.
05-16-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,122
Posted By mcours2006

I ride the shouldered roads around here in the...

I ride the shouldered roads around here in the summer time with speed limit at around 80 kph (50 mph), and I have no problems with it. There aren't any 'winding country roads' around here to speak...
05-15-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,530
Posted By mcours2006

This is a situation I encounter quite often on a...

This is a situation I encounter quite often on a particular MUP that I intermittently use, and it's for this very reason that I only use it intermittently. I encounter two such intersections on a...
05-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,888
Posted By mcours2006

Man, I gotta get me one of them FG bikes to show...

Man, I gotta get me one of them FG bikes to show off my wealth. Image is everything, you know.
05-15-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,530
Posted By mcours2006

Yep. Couldn't agree more. I had a laps this...

Yep. Couldn't agree more.

I had a laps this morning as well. I was so deep in thought that I rolled through an intersection. Fortunately the driver of the vehicle approaching from the side was...
05-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,530
Posted By mcours2006

I don't think anyone is assigning blame to the...

I don't think anyone is assigning blame to the victim here. Not even close. Clearly it is the driver's fault. I see these threads as a opportunity to learn how to avoid the same fate if we were ever...
05-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mcours2006

What we need around here in order for people to...

What we need around here in order for people to be receptive to the idea is some good late spring weather. Still feels like April around here.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Ride on, folks, :lol: on whatever tires you have.

Ride on, folks, :lol: on whatever tires you have.
05-15-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 626
Posted By mcours2006

Just another Friday for me. But yes, I'll be...

Just another Friday for me. But yes, I'll be riding.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

If by relax you mean put on a pair of...

If by relax you mean put on a pair of Birkenstocks and ride a FGSS, yeah, not gonna happen.

And again, I chuckled at your use of the phrase rational discourse.
05-15-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,530
Posted By mcours2006

If the truck driver wasn't paying attention or...

If the truck driver wasn't paying attention or worse, distracted by his phone, well, it wouldn't have mattered what she did.

I've encountered scenarios like that before where there's no left turn...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Perhaps not, but you're use of the term in the...

Perhaps not, but you're use of the term in the context of where it first appeared clearly is insulting, and you're the naive one if you think that no one is going to take exception to it.

It seems...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Says the guy who came into a tire thread and...

Says the guy who came into a tire thread and starting talking about how he hates cyclists who commute lycra. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Well, we'll let others be the judge of that,...

Well, we'll let others be the judge of that, won't we.:)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Again, road cyclists during rush hour here not a...

Again, road cyclists during rush hour here not a problem. Rush hour here not the same as rush hour in London. Most road cyclists here ride on the weekends. Drivers antagonizing more of a problem than...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

I don't live in Europe, and I suspect most...

I don't live in Europe, and I suspect most members here on BF do not live in Europe either. In fact, most of the BF members live in North America, so when someone who doesn't live here constantly...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

Your constant and seemingly incessant need take...

Your constant and seemingly incessant need take jabs at road cyclists who choose to commute in workout clothes makes me think that there's some deeper issue that you're harbouring--resentment,...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,627
Posted By mcours2006

My daily commute is 12 miles, and even though the...

My daily commute is 12 miles, and even though the three bikes I ride are all road bikes the tires on them are different, from decent-rolling 25mm Michelin Lithions with zero puncture protection on a...
05-10-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By mcours2006

There just aren't as many rules for us to break...

There just aren't as many rules for us to break as there are for cars. Running a stop sign is probably the most common, but in some jurisdictions that's now legal. Rolling through a red light is...
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