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10-11-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Chinghis

The secret, I think, is not to think about it. I...

The secret, I think, is not to think about it. I find that I have much better results if I stare at the ground a few feet ahead of me, and not at the traffic light that I'm waiting for or whatever....
Forum: Foo
10-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 219
Posted By Chinghis

I live on top of a hill, about 850'. Riding to...

I live on top of a hill, about 850'. Riding to work, it was a bit warm, which was welcome. But coming down the south slope of our hill, I was hit by cold air, probably 10 degrees cooler. I realized...
10-09-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Chinghis

Mountain Bike Action had an article a little...

Mountain Bike Action had an article a little while ago on riding (trails) in Israel (https://mbaction.com/mountain-biking-in-israel/). Looked pretty interesting.
09-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By Chinghis

Around the Cycle in Pasadena offers bike fitting,...

Around the Cycle in Pasadena offers bike fitting, per their web page:
Basic Performance Bike Fit - $99Max Performance Bike Fit - $189Pretty sure it's a guy who comes up from San Diego or something...
09-06-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,593
Posted By Chinghis

Those crashes are fantastic. Would have been a...

Those crashes are fantastic. Would have been a lot worse without the fairing. I'd be cringing if those were just regular bike crashes, but I could laugh at these once I knew the riders (drivers?)...
08-30-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Chinghis

Thank you, man. For the article, and everything....

Thank you, man. For the article, and everything. Glad you said "Sure."!
08-28-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chinghis

An update: I ended up switching out the cassette...

An update: I ended up switching out the cassette for an 11-42, and an extender. Kind of an adventure, since I've never done much with cassettes, etc. It was a good learning experience for both of us....
08-28-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,740
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic ride and pics. Makes me yearn for...

Fantastic ride and pics. Makes me yearn for reitrement (and the East Coast).

But I think if you name the bike Frodo, you have to be Gollum. Just don't bite off a spoke and fall into the River of...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By Chinghis

Very interesting, thanks. And thanks to the...

Very interesting, thanks.

And thanks to the OP for the name clarification, too!
Forum: Touring
08-08-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By Chinghis

I think I missed something ... and I can't find...

I think I missed something ... and I can't find any info online for a "Dandelion Dream Tandem". Does that thing come apart? Oh, those silver things on the top tube are the joints, right? That's quite...
Forum: Touring
08-07-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By Chinghis

Wow, fantastic trip and photos. Thanks!

Wow, fantastic trip and photos. Thanks!
Forum: Foo
08-06-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,770
Posted By Chinghis

Um, no. The Milky Way is a galaxy, so it can't...

Um, no. The Milky Way is a galaxy, so it can't contain another one. But there are billions of galaxies (https://www.space.com/25303-how-many-galaxies-are-in-the-universe.html) in the universe, and...
08-01-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By Chinghis

I'd swear, I thought this was the other thread on...

I'd swear, I thought this was the other thread on 'self-riding' bikes from Google. Reality is becoming very fuzzy.
07-26-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,915
Posted By Chinghis

Interesting. On my son's gravel bike with...

Interesting. On my son's gravel bike with mechanical disks, I noticed that the brakes felt spongy. Was thinking I needed to adjust them, but maybe not. It's the first bike I've had with them.
07-26-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,223
Posted By Chinghis

Seems to be a theme lately.

Seems to be a theme lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,670
Posted By Chinghis

I liked the lanes separated by parking spots the...

I liked the lanes separated by parking spots the first time I came across one in Chicago. Then they started putting them in downtown LA, and I changed my mind. I especially like the idea that...
07-22-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,250
Posted By Chinghis

I am so happy I watched that until the end.

I am so happy I watched that until the end.
07-22-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,129
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,900
Posted By Chinghis

Bubblers! Sorry, couldn't resist. My roots come...

Bubblers! Sorry, couldn't resist. My roots come out sometimes.



Yeah, pretty much this. For one thing, nobody knows how to drink out of them anymore. You see a person french-kissing the damn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Chinghis

At least your thread stayed on topic! :)

At least your thread stayed on topic! :)
07-18-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,250
Posted By Chinghis

We need Captain Kirk. In Los...

We need Captain Kirk.





In Los Angeles, it's hit and miss. Pedestrians literally have the right of way at (almost, I assume) every intersection in the state, marked or no. If you're...
07-18-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,250
Posted By Chinghis

It's great how this turned into a discussion of...

It's great how this turned into a discussion of Right-of-way - another one of my pet peeves.

(How does the multi-quote work here? I clicked four or five posts, but don't see how to insert them....
07-15-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,250
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...
07-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,547
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for this explanation. I'm in the silent...

Thanks for this explanation. I'm in the silent school, and the angry buzzing is a deal-breaker for me. (Not like I buy bikes or anything, but if I did ...)
07-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,935
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic. I used to live right there, back when...

Fantastic. I used to live right there, back when you couldn't have paid someone to ride a bike through there.

I'm assuming the cop did one of those maneuvers where they hit the car's back bumper...
07-02-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,183
Posted By Chinghis

Heh, thanks for bringing up bad memories ... of...

Heh, thanks for bringing up bad memories ... of yesterday. On my way to work on a gravel path, I rode over a sharp piece of wire or a nail. It went through the tube twice. Pulling out my patch kit, I...
07-01-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
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...
06-18-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chinghis

Last year, as he gained his independence or...

Last year, as he gained his independence or something, he started riding to school (about 4 miles). I think he will ride to school next year, and I hope to do some bike camping with him. So, he's...
06-17-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chinghis

Heh, the Fisher was mom's bike (which she never...

Heh, the Fisher was mom's bike (which she never rode a whole lot). It's already been used by his older sister, too. So, he deserves his own bike! But more than anything he's about to outgrow the...
06-17-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Chinghis

Easier gearing for a gravel bike for a youth

Hi, folks. I'm not sure if this should go into the Cyclocross and Gravelbiking, but I figured I'd start here.

I picked up a very slightly used Pure Cycles Gravel Adventure Bike (catchy names they...
06-03-19, 02:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,996
Posted By Chinghis

Wow. That's an interesting setup. I have large...

Wow. That's an interesting setup. I have large hands and three-finger levers, I think, so I can just reach them if I need to tap them. But getting my hands back to the brakes has never been too much...
05-31-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,417
Posted By Chinghis

I've often thought that for training new drivers,...

I've often thought that for training new drivers, they should have them all stand at the back of the bus and not hold on as an experienced driver takes them through a slalom course. Drivers need to...
05-30-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,431
Posted By Chinghis

Interesting, I thought about doing some camping...

Interesting, I thought about doing some camping on the Old Ridge Road a long time ago but never got around to it. Is that a feasible idea? Start at the bottom, ride up, camp, then ride back down the...
Forum: Touring
05-17-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By Chinghis

I wish they still made Avocet Cross tires. I did...

I wish they still made Avocet Cross tires. I did 1500 miles on road and dirt (~200 miles), fully loaded for five weeks. Not a single issue. I think they were 1.9's.

(And now I see that when I...
05-17-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,982
Posted By Chinghis

I think that accomplishes the same thing I was...

I think that accomplishes the same thing I was going to suggest - massaging the legs, pushing up toward the heart, starting at the bottom. If I do this after a big long ride, I notice a difference...
05-17-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By Chinghis

It's funny, I thought the real day was yesterday,...

It's funny, I thought the real day was yesterday, which is when City of Los Angeles Metro did their Commuter Bike Pit Stop in front of City Hall. I don't go that way anymore though.

Oddly, I did...
05-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By Chinghis

Didn't you just answer your own question? Do you...

Didn't you just answer your own question? Do you not believe he got them from a police auction?
05-10-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By Chinghis

Huh, thanks. Guess I haven't been hanging around...

Huh, thanks. Guess I haven't been hanging around MTB races lately. I'm glad they admitted that it "might be a little sketchy, handling-wise". I know it would be, for me. I do their last position all...
05-09-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,967
Posted By Chinghis

A time-traveling zombie, no less :) Took me a...

A time-traveling zombie, no less :) Took me a while to figure out that you were quoting a post that would appear 9 minutes later ... ?!
05-09-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By Chinghis

OK, waitaminute ... there's a technique in the...

OK, waitaminute ... there's a technique in the second picture that I've never seen or heard of, and that I'm sure would have disaster written all over it if I tried it.

That's a very aero...
05-08-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
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...
05-08-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,302
Posted By Chinghis

Haha, OK, you win!

Haha, OK, you win!
05-06-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,302
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 ...
05-06-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,758
Posted By Chinghis

That Puch is a great story. Mine would be a...

That Puch is a great story.

Mine would be a 1970 or so red Schwinn Speedster. Single-speed, coaster brake. Weighed a ton. Probably why commuting with panniers now doesn't faze me at all. It's...
04-29-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,027
Posted By Chinghis

Check it out at 3:45 - the guy does a little...

Check it out at 3:45 - the guy does a little bunny-hop over the lane markings.

I hit 47 once on a big downhill on my old crit bike. It was a little twitchy, and I never quite got up that high...
04-19-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Chinghis

Omigosh, I think that Troll is the bike I've been...

Omigosh, I think that Troll is the bike I've been looking for. Many thanks. Now I just have to figure out how to afford it.
04-19-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By Chinghis

If you're a W.C. Fields fan, around Lompoc you...

If you're a W.C. Fields fan, around Lompoc you will want to take the Harris Grade Road. It was featured in his 1940 movie, The Bank Dick (which I will confess to not having seen). This was the route...
04-18-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 33,144
Posted By Chinghis

I have considered an ebike for my wife for all of...

I have considered an ebike for my wife for all of the reasons above. I've also considered a tandem, of course. Makes me wonder if ebikes for couples will eventually have the same rep as tandems!

I...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,410
Posted By Chinghis

All of the above, and ... serendipitous...

All of the above, and ... serendipitous encounters with other cyclists or commuters. It's funny, but if you would ask me, I'd say I don't like to ride with other people or groups. But whenever I run...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,594
Views: 48,544
Posted By Chinghis

I started work at a new location around...

I started work at a new location around Christmas. It's about nine miles with 500-600 climbs at each end, if I don't drive to the bottom of the hill we live on. For various reasons - schedules, kids,...
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