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08-15-19, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman...

Seen on the bike path this morning. This woman is amazing.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_5519_befdd0942034e044675ed15b99f5ec293900e2f0.jpg
08-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 903
Posted By Biker395

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of...

Damn ... huge difference! Losing that kind of weight is rare and not at all easy. Congrats to you and your family!
08-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 406,290
Posted By Biker395

The HooDoo 500 is coming up. ...

The HooDoo 500 is coming up.
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08-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,968
Posted By Biker395

We have something to aspire to!

We have something to aspire to!
08-05-19, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Descending Latigo Canyon Road ...

Descending Latigo Canyon Road

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08-01-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By Biker395

Pretty nice here too. My commuting bike has...

Pretty nice here too. My commuting bike has some desperately needed maintenance and repair, so I'm taking my backup road bike instead ... something I don't usually do, because riding on the beach...
07-31-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Biker395

I commute to work most days. It's a relatively...

I commute to work most days. It's a relatively flat 17 miles or so each way. I'm lucky enough to live where I can do it all year long. Since I can do it all year long, once I am in shape, I can do...
07-29-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,181
Posted By Biker395

Glad you got the PFO taken care of. I'm no doc,...

Glad you got the PFO taken care of. I'm no doc, but I can't help thinking that was part of the problem and will be part of the solution.

The "getting monitored" stuff is good stuff. That means...
07-29-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,987
Posted By Biker395

At our age, we're excited to see anything. lol

At our age, we're excited to see anything. lol
07-29-19, 08:51 AM
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Views: 406,290
Posted By Biker395

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07-26-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,013
Posted By Biker395

Ah, one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. You...

Ah, one of my favorite alcoholic beverages. You can't beat a good manhattan ... and the key is the bitters. I have no idea why.

Some time ago, after the Solvang DC, three of us went to the...
07-25-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,013
Posted By Biker395

Sanctimony is strong with this one. ...

Sanctimony is strong with this one.

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People cycle for different reasons and different combinations of reasons. I read somewhere...
07-25-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By Biker395

I think they identified him a long time ago, so...

I think they identified him a long time ago, so it was just a matter of time before they caught up with him. I hope they throw the book at his sorry arse.
07-23-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Biker395

"Back to the butcher shop" ... great thread...

"Back to the butcher shop" ... great thread title. :lol:
07-17-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

But it DOES. In my example, someone piloting a...

But it DOES. In my example, someone piloting a vehicle must pull over if there are more than 5 vehicles behind them and those vehicles are unable to pass. The law does not require a bicycle to do...
07-16-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

I'm not sure I understand what you mean. The...

I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

The CVC is a statute. Its words are not semantics ... they define what the rule of law is when riding on the road.
07-16-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

C'mon now. This is law we are talking about ......

C'mon now. This is law we are talking about ... words count.

I didn't say bicycles are not subject to the vehicle code. They are. They are just not "vehicles" under the CVC and that IS...
07-16-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

Yep. As I indicated, we have all the rights and...

Yep. As I indicated, we have all the rights and responsibilities. But a bicycle is not a vehicle under the CVC. It is important, as there are laws in the CVC that do not apply to bicycles to...
07-16-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

That is not true. Bicycles are not only not...

That is not true. Bicycles are not only not considered to be motor vehicles, they are not even considered to be vehicles.

Bicycles are exclusively human powered:...
07-16-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

I think the notion is that bicycles are...

I think the notion is that bicycles are inherently self regulating. Because it is human powered, there is a limited amount of tomfoolery you can do with it, and to get to the level where tomfoolery...
07-16-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

Yer welcome! Here is where you can find the...

Yer welcome!

Here is where you can find the motor vehicle use maps for NFs in California.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd614063.html
07-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

I kinda ran into this when the Forest Service saw...

I kinda ran into this when the Forest Service saw fit to require organized bicycle rides to get a permit to go through National Forests, even though they were on State roads not on National Forest...
07-16-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Frankly, I don't understand why...

Yep.

Frankly, I don't understand why anyone would want an ebike on lift served terrain anyway. It sounds like selling ice cubes to Eskimos to me.
07-15-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,151
Posted By Biker395

Good times, eh? :lol: Yours sounds even...

Good times, eh? :lol:

Yours sounds even worse than mine. I never felt nauseous ... just weak as a kitten. You really have to dig deep when you feel like that ... I can't imagine going all the way...
07-15-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

You mean Mammoth Mountain? That's lift served...

You mean Mammoth Mountain? That's lift served terrain and with all that goes on there with trail maintenance and the like, it's pretty ripped up.

I'm there often, and got to thinking a few weeks...
07-15-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,151
Posted By Biker395

That was me last weekend. A true...

That was me last weekend. A true heat/sufferfest. Over 100 degrees for most of the ride, and a good section of it into a hot headwind. I had to stop twice on one climb, and three times on the...
07-12-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By Biker395

The simple answer is to add the difference...

The simple answer is to add the difference between the bike weights to what you enter for your weight.

But that assumes a lot of stuff. For example, we don't know what sort of bike the algorithm...
07-12-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,644
Posted By Biker395

:lol: I hear that! My grandmother on...

:lol:

I hear that!

My grandmother on the Sicilian side lived to 100. She certainly ate a lot of carbohydrates ... pasta and bread.

But the primary factors that probably do more to help the...
07-11-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,540
Posted By Biker395

To each his/her own I guess. No gel seat,...

To each his/her own I guess.

No gel seat, but all of my bike shorts have padding. Some are thin, some relatively thick. They all seem to work about the same.

Bike jerseys work well for me. ...
07-10-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,107
Posted By Biker395

Have you ever crashed in the vmobile? My guess...

Have you ever crashed in the vmobile? My guess is that the consequences aren't nearly as bad. Less road rash and not so far of a distance to the ground.
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,151
Posted By Biker395

A good ride is one you enjoy and return...

A good ride is one you enjoy and return uninjured.

Distance depends on your experience and perspective. I started just riding to work and back every day (at the time, a one way distance of only...
07-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,107
Posted By Biker395

A friend of mine told me (only jokingly), that...

A friend of mine told me (only jokingly), that this is the way of things:

You break your hip, you get pneumonia, then you die. lol

I think that study skirts confusing causation with...
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,033
Posted By Biker395

Same boat here. I wonder if it is good...

Same boat here.

I wonder if it is good for me or not. Articles like this makes me think so, but then there are those articles that indicate a high afib risk with that level of activity.

I...
07-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,107
Posted By Biker395

I get scared for sure. My only serious crash...

I get scared for sure.

My only serious crash was because of a tire failure, and that was at only 24 MPH. The laws of physics being what they are, it gets a LOT worse from there as speeds go up. ...
07-08-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

I can hear my old physics professors turning in...

I can hear my old physics professors turning in their graves. I'm done.

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07-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do...

Me too. It looks like I might get a chance to do some riding in Europe this year, and by the wonder of e-bikes, my SO might actually go along and ride with me. :thumb:

But the analogies offered...
07-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

C'mon now. That is utter nonsense. As has been...

C'mon now. That is utter nonsense. As has been pointed out multiple times before, that isn't true.

Physics 101: It takes the same amount of work to climb a hill regardless of gearing. The...
07-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,938
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I was there! It was a beautiful day, and...

Yea, I was there! It was a beautiful day, and there were clouds of people yesterday.

I should have turned around that the Village ... the climb up to the lifts kicked my arse.
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06-27-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,933
Posted By Biker395

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06-27-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,933
Posted By Biker395

... your lips are moving.

... your lips are moving.
06-26-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Biker395

There is even more of a kernel to truth that that...

There is even more of a kernel to truth that that one than the case I saw.

We were on a hot ride in the Antelope Valley, and one of the guys was wearing an all black kit. I asked him ... WTF...
06-26-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,698
Posted By Biker395

Started to ride as soon as I overcame the fear of...

Started to ride as soon as I overcame the fear of decapitation (my folks were of the "he'll grow into it" school of bike sizing).

I rode my bike all over creation until I got old enough to drive,...
06-26-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Biker395

You mean the notion that wearing black is...

You mean the notion that wearing black is actually cooler than wearing white? I've heard people make that claim ... utter nonsense. There is a kernel of truth to it, but it is a very small and...
06-26-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 406,290
Posted By Biker395

A random pix from my ride home. I have no idea...

A random pix from my ride home. I have no idea what a dachshund with a load of ducklings on its back has to do with America. lol
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06-26-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Biker395

That's great. It's been a long time ... hope to...

That's great. It's been a long time ... hope to see you out there this summer. :thumb:
06-25-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Biker395

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Sexy legs, baby. :thumb:

I use some pretty significant 50SPF sunscreen,...
06-25-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,135
Posted By Biker395

You retired? Congratulations! I tell you ......

You retired? Congratulations! I tell you ... I'm feeling what my son calls the "cold hand of death" on my shoulder and wondering when I should retire.

I actually like riding in warmer weather...
06-24-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,258
Views: 406,290
Posted By Biker395

Bodie! California's official ghost town (well,...

Bodie! California's official ghost town (well, for gold mining anyway, but that is a story for another day). When I encounter people visiting from out of the country in Mammoth, I always recommend...
06-20-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 27,941
Posted By Biker395

Well, by that rather broad definition, you could...

Well, by that rather broad definition, you could call a the bicycle itself an "assist" as opposed to walking, no?

Personally, I do not regard ebikes as bicycles or motorcycles. They are not...
06-18-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,112
Posted By Biker395

That's it for me too. Some days I really feel...

That's it for me too. Some days I really feel like hammering it, and other days, I just take my time. Listen to the bod. :thumb:
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