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09-19-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 136
Posted By 55murray

I actually like to go a smaller on my commuting...

I actually like to go a smaller on my commuting bikes, to increase agility over the shorter, much busier distances involved in getting to work as opposed to cranking out rural miles on the road bike.
09-17-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By 55murray

DrIsotope is right, you were like way overdue. I...

DrIsotope is right, you were like way overdue. I don't know what combo of skill, luck, and vigilance it took for you to pull that off, but the bubble is now burst. I did have a series bike wreck 20...
09-11-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,405
Posted By 55murray

Wow, that has got to be some kind of a record. ...

Wow, that has got to be some kind of a record. I'm averaging 1 to 3 incidents per ride here in rural western Indiana. My countermeasures so far are outrunning or yelling commands. Still, it seems...
09-06-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By 55murray

I know both those rules well. I still break them...

I know both those rules well. I still break them and pay the price.
09-04-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By 55murray

Pretty good, liked the bar tightness check, been...

Pretty good, liked the bar tightness check, been burned on that one before! One thing I sometimes do in addition is roll the wheels and made sure the brakes are not rubbing - I like zero play in the...
08-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,405
Posted By 55murray

On my long western Indiana rides, I get chased...

On my long western Indiana rides, I get chased pretty much every time at some point. But similar to this, I rolled into the tiny burg of Radnor and a big German Shepard trotted up to me, got a bit...
08-30-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,330
Posted By 55murray

This is where I am at. I'm baffled at the...

This is where I am at. I'm baffled at the concept of a bike giving one standover issues, but has half a foot or more of seatpost sticking up. I don't get it.
08-28-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,330
Posted By 55murray

That is a little out there. So you have long...

That is a little out there. So you have long legs but short torso and reach... Why not a bit bigger frame and a stem with a short reach?
08-27-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By 55murray

You first.

You first.
08-23-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,335
Posted By 55murray

No more pics until this is done please. I can't...

No more pics until this is done please. I can't handle it.
08-22-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,073
Posted By 55murray

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when...

Best free water ever, whatever I have on me when I visit the center of Pittsburg, Indiana gets dumped and refilled from this natural, untreated spring:
...
08-21-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By 55murray

You are on the right track. They are actually...

You are on the right track. They are actually camera lens holes, sending video feed back to Conti.
08-20-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 315
Posted By 55murray

SPD creaking is the shoe- the cleat sets in a...

SPD creaking is the shoe- the cleat sets in a recess in the sole and when put into the pedals the outer edges of the pedals can rub against the rubber sole just out from the cleats. Trim a bit of...
08-19-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,901
Posted By 55murray

Who cares about knees? What matters is it is...

Who cares about knees? What matters is it is harder on the bike- they are not making these things anymore you know.
08-19-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,855
Posted By 55murray

Yep. Momentum first, safety second. If safety...

Yep. Momentum first, safety second. If safety was first, I would be driving my car.
08-15-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,844
Posted By 55murray

My vote is for Florida...

My vote is for Florida...
08-08-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,917
Posted By 55murray

Yep. Makes the drops a lot easier as well.

Yep. Makes the drops a lot easier as well.
08-08-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,797
Posted By 55murray

I've switched to these recently, from the conti...

I've switched to these recently, from the conti 2000 touring tires that were on my Miyata 610. Man do they feel nice on the road! I ride in a rural area with decent roads and almost never get...
08-06-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By 55murray

Downward dog yoga pose...

Downward dog yoga pose...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By 55murray

Some kind of bagworm.

Some kind of bagworm.
08-05-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,344
Posted By 55murray

Well, I only wave back at folks on real bikes.

Well, I only wave back at folks on real bikes.
08-05-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,531
Posted By 55murray

I hate it too, and encounter it a lot here in...

I hate it too, and encounter it a lot here in Indiana. I compromise on the tires and pressure since I'm not always on it, so I run 28s at 70/75 psi front/back.
08-01-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,360
Posted By 55murray

Same here, I usually downshift on my parking...

Same here, I usually downshift on my parking approach so I can get going easier. Is the large chainring while parked thing really one of the rules? I do try to follow most of them...
07-31-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,104
Posted By 55murray

Oh yes, even do some planks. My lower back is my...

Oh yes, even do some planks. My lower back is my weak spot on long rides (up to a century), and core work is required - and it does not take much really. My favorite is the one where you get on all...
07-24-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By 55murray

This is exactly what I do.

This is exactly what I do.
07-24-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,832
Posted By 55murray

I'll also vote with the minority on this, I would...

I'll also vote with the minority on this, I would pick the rear, choosing control over stopping distance. I've gotten out of a lot more pickles with bike maneuvering than with braking power.
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By 55murray

I'm not sure, need more pics... Just...

I'm not sure, need more pics...

Just kidding, very cool the licence plate is a nice plus!
07-19-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By 55murray

Make sure you got the chain routed correctly...

Make sure you got the chain routed correctly through the rear derailleur... one of those old post-overhaul errors...
07-19-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,924
Posted By 55murray

Is there any source of used bikes worse than...

Is there any source of used bikes worse than college campus rejects? BSOs stored outside for 3 or 4 years...
07-19-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By 55murray

Another vote for Lake, it is all I can wear. Not...

Another vote for Lake, it is all I can wear. Not sure if they offer flats for toe clips...
07-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,090
Posted By 55murray

So you doubled your max distance on a bike not...

So you doubled your max distance on a bike not set up for long distance use. You would have felt that at any age.
07-15-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 85,752
Posted By 55murray

Did my annual full moon century, 102 miles 2700...

Did my annual full moon century, 102 miles 2700 ft. Got back about 3am...
07-15-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,552
Posted By 55murray

Yea that is my thing as well. A popular one is...

Yea that is my thing as well. A popular one is sections of 4X4 that fall out of trucks.
07-12-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,011
Posted By 55murray

For a metric or over I like to get off the bike...

For a metric or over I like to get off the bike and stroll around a bit (maybe 3-5 minutes) every 20 miles or so. The other thing I might do is just grab a pop and cruise slowly around these little...
07-08-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,077
Posted By 55murray

I use a 610 as a road bike, no racks, no fenders,...

I use a 610 as a road bike, no racks, no fenders, and road tires. I think the only thing making it a tourer is the tripe crank. Just comparing it to that 1000 pic the tires are a lot closer to the...
07-01-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,266
Posted By 55murray

That will be a big difference! Let us know how...

That will be a big difference! Let us know how it goes-
07-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,359
Views: 85,752
Posted By 55murray

Topped 70 miles for the first time this season,...

Topped 70 miles for the first time this season, making me on track for my century attempt in a couple weeks. Full disclosure, I had luck with the wind (at back to start, died out on my way back) and...
06-26-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,395
Posted By 55murray

If I head due west away from the Wabash river I...

If I head due west away from the Wabash river I bet I could do a 40 mile loop at 400-600 ft. But wind farms are not my favorite view, so I usually head along the river which cuts 200 ft down, so...
06-26-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,310
Posted By 55murray

I think I run my light on the low 50 lumen...

I think I run my light on the low 50 lumen setting over 90% of the time, and I do a lot of riding at night.
06-14-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,153
Posted By 55murray

Sawdust is not abrasive, so a wipe and chain...

Sawdust is not abrasive, so a wipe and chain relube is all you need, if you want to do anything.
Forum: Foo
06-12-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By 55murray

Old 55 100% sweet corn bourbon

Old 55 100% sweet corn bourbon
06-07-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,728
Posted By 55murray

You warned me. And now I cannot unsee it.

You warned me. And now I cannot unsee it.
05-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,639
Posted By 55murray

Well, when I was a kid in the 70s most of what I...

Well, when I was a kid in the 70s most of what I owned was plastic, even the airguns at the time were getting into plastic stocks. All very prone to break and fail. But our bikes were all steel and...
05-10-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,122
Posted By 55murray

Have not seen my favs yet, which are Nature...

Have not seen my favs yet, which are Nature Valley Sweet and Salty Nut bars. I eat one every 20 miles or so past the 50 mile mark...
05-08-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,586
Posted By 55murray

Looks like you are on the right track. For hours...

Looks like you are on the right track. For hours of comfort you will need to let go of soft wide saddles. Just wide enough to fit, and minimal to no padding. Then you have to remember to do the...
Replies: 16
Views: 5,193
Posted By 55murray

Well, that's just great, now I have to pause and...

Well, that's just great, now I have to pause and take a careful look at the "Old 10 speed Columbia" bikes on Craigslist...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,001
Posted By 55murray

I have a very closely related one - when they...

I have a very closely related one - when they turn on the drinking fountains.
03-12-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,181
Posted By 55murray

Anybody else regularly remove road debris? ...

Anybody else regularly remove road debris? Spilled firewood, lumber, large rocks, etc. It is easy for me to pull over and grab this stuff, much harder for a motorist to do so. They can see me do...
03-08-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,735
Posted By 55murray

I've increased my mileage the past couple years...

I've increased my mileage the past couple years and I figure I'm about at my old mans annual mileage at this point - he does a 12 mile ride most days the weather is decent (just clear roads, it can...
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By 55murray

That fork really indicates 1970s to me.

That fork really indicates 1970s to me.
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