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04-21-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 225
Posted By Koyote

She needs her own hobby. I suggest you send her...

She needs her own hobby. I suggest you send her here (https://bikeschool.com/classes/mechanic-classes).
04-21-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 225
Posted By Koyote

This. Or just wait until you have been married...

This. Or just wait until you have been married long enough, and spouse will be happy to see you head out on 5-hour rides.
04-21-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 183
Posted By Koyote

burnthesheep : I was once in my front yard, on...

burnthesheep : I was once in my front yard, on our quiet little 20 mph street, when a young kid (about 17 yrs old) went tearing by at about 40-45 mph, blowing right through an uncontrolled...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 200
Posted By Koyote

My thought? Make sure your shoes will accept the...

My thought? Make sure your shoes will accept the Speedplay cleats. Otherwise this will get more expensive.
04-21-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By Koyote

I forget the precise name - too many letters and...

I forget the precise name - too many letters and numbers - but I think mine is the Thule XT Pro T2, or something like that. Probably the one you are talking about, as it was about $600. And it is...
04-21-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By Koyote

I was once 23 years old, too...But I don't then...

I was once 23 years old, too...But I don't then conclude that I understand, much less have a right to judge, all 23 year-olds.

But after a career spent working with young people, I have concluded...
04-21-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Koyote

I think Aristotle got it right a couple thousand...

I think Aristotle got it right a couple thousand years ago: people take better care of private property than they do of communal property. Rather than bike shares, we probably need some kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Okay, yeah, now I looked at the photo. That was...

Okay, yeah, now I looked at the photo. That was some obscure frame he got off eBay -- it was called a Vagacini, or something like that. Neither of us had ever heard of it, but it was nice - I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Was this back when he was riding brevets? He...

Was this back when he was riding brevets? He would disappear for a weekend, and then on Monday morning casually mention something like, "Oh, yeah, I rode this 600k brevet in Colorado over the...
04-20-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 459
Posted By Koyote

I replaced the front brake pads on one of my...

I replaced the front brake pads on one of my bikes after about 5,000 miles, which included some very muddy and hilly riding. Oh, and it took about five minutes to do the pad swap - takes me longer to...
04-20-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By Koyote

This. None of his or her posts - not a...

This.

None of his or her posts - not a single one - even made a fake attempt to address the OP's question. Pointless.

wgscott : I appreciate that Venn diagram post. Nice to see that some of...
04-20-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 396
Posted By Koyote

The "Covid effect" is supply and demand.

The "Covid effect" is supply and demand.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 780
Posted By Koyote

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard -...

Do as suggested in post #2, which is not hard - it's pretty reflexive, really. Get your weight a bit more forward on the bike. Make sure your hands are in the drops.
04-20-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By Koyote

If the dripster can learn to ride 'no-hands'...

If the dripster can learn to ride 'no-hands' while going around corners, his answer to #3 will rise to 9.1
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

They've had those photos for a while, just...

They've had those photos for a while, just waiting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 780
Posted By Koyote

If you’re sprinting properly (see post #2), you...

If you’re sprinting properly (see post #2), you should have a greater likelihood of pulling the rear wheel off the ground… Though neither should happen.

I really can’t fathom how you can be...
04-19-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By Koyote

The answer to all of the questions is 42.

The answer to all of the questions is 42.
04-19-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 981
Posted By Koyote

I'm an 8.625 -- except on Tuesdays, when I go to...

I'm an 8.625 -- except on Tuesdays, when I go to eleven.
04-19-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By Koyote

Then why are you wearing a helmet at all? Is it a...

Then why are you wearing a helmet at all? Is it a legal requirement in your state?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

That's what we call 'em here at Casa de JRT:...

That's what we call 'em here at Casa de JRT: "Jack Russell Terrorists." And you're right: they are cute little dogs, often featured in TV shows and movies, and so people bring 'em home - and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Not at my house. Although at least once, my wife...

Not at my house. Although at least once, my wife and I made a deal: we got a third dog, and I got a new bike. That's when we learned that three Jack Russell Terriers is taking it a dog too far.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Excellent, and congrats! She looks like a good...

Excellent, and congrats! She looks like a good girl.

We brought home a new-to-us dog (Jack Russell Terrier) about a month ago...Nine years old, came from a rescue, etc. I think I love "new dog...
04-19-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By Koyote

For a "certified genius" (whatever that is) you...

For a "certified genius" (whatever that is) you are missing quite a lot here.

I think you may not appreciate that different people have different riding goals and habits. There are people on this...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Umm, those look like Grizzlies. If they are, I...

Umm, those look like Grizzlies. If they are, I would've dropped the camera on the pavement as I **** myself and then started riding in the other direction.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

That bear had been waiting for you to throw out...

That bear had been waiting for you to throw out your trash -- did you have bacon for breakfast? :)

I don't know what my bear looked like, since it was 1am. I went to the ranger's residence and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

I once got run out of a campsite by a black bear...

I once got run out of a campsite by a black bear in the middle of the night. Smelled it before I even saw it - ursine smell is a thing. I had heard that black bears are afraid of people, so I waved...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

Well, I learned something today. Had to google...

Well, I learned something today. Had to google "half wheeling." I've been doing group rides for a long time, and never had heard that one.

I've had that happen, where someone - a friend, even -...
04-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 604
Posted By Koyote

Planning to not crash does not seem like a very...

Planning to not crash does not seem like a very good plan. A good helmet, properly worn, can indeed prevent a crash from becoming very, very bad news.

wgscott : I do appreciate the VT tests, as...
04-17-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,327
Posted By Koyote

I wonder how mr. bent feels about the bureaucrats...

I wonder how mr. bent feels about the bureaucrats who administer the Medicare program? And the ones who probably ensure that his Social Security payments show up on time?
04-17-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Koyote

Andrew, I once had a rear wheel with too little...

Andrew, I once had a rear wheel with too little spoke tension, and that rim developed the same cracks. Is that a potential cause, or was it just coincidence?
04-17-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By Koyote

At least BikeSnobNYC was funny and clever.

At least BikeSnobNYC was funny and clever.
04-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By Koyote

So, you’re trying to make fun of Rapha and...

So, you’re trying to make fun of Rapha and Rivendell, but you have no clue about their product lines?

This thread gets a D minus, at best.
04-17-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,023
Posted By Koyote

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see...

I don't understand the OP's point, as I see nothing in the photo that resembles the products sold by Rapha or Rivendell.
04-17-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 851
Posted By Koyote

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a...

Maybe the Revolt's tires were pumped up to a higher psi? Could've been something as simple as that.
04-16-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Koyote

You'd certainly be getting less ability to wear a...

You'd certainly be getting less ability to wear a warm cap under your helmet, which may (or may not) matter to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 950
Posted By Koyote

Since you seem a bit let down by your recent...

Since you seem a bit let down by your recent performances, I would suggest doing more hill work. The best way to train for climbing is by climbing, even if you have to go to the shorter hills (in...
04-16-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,327
Posted By Koyote

You're a hoot! This really put a :) on my face. ...

You're a hoot! This really put a :) on my face.

Even if it were true, the melodrama would be pretty funny.
04-15-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,327
Posted By Koyote

I'm gonna help you out, since it is obviously not...

I'm gonna help you out, since it is obviously not on your word-a-day calendar: it's b-u-r-e-a-u-c-r-a-t-s
04-15-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By Koyote

Sure, he's crapping in a bucket, but at least...

Sure, he's crapping in a bucket, but at least he's got a sweet new bike!
04-15-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,569
Posted By Koyote

Who knows? The poster admitted that he's not seen...

Who knows? The poster admitted that he's not seen any data, it's just something "they say" about cycling accidents. So it's probably just more nonsense.
04-15-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,478
Posted By Koyote

Or you could figure out how to give advice...

Or you could figure out how to give advice without the aggressive bragging.
04-15-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,068
Posted By Koyote

So if I buy ten of them, I'll pretty much be...

So if I buy ten of them, I'll pretty much be getting rich, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Koyote

I think the weights demonstrate one of the...

I think the weights demonstrate one of the advantages of Di2 vs SRAM's approach: SRAM's derailleurs each need their own batteries and wireless receivers, and so they necessarily weigh more and cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 747
Posted By Koyote

Yup. And I've got three mini pumps, just because...

Yup. And I've got three mini pumps, just because it's a hassle to swap one from bike to bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By Koyote

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical?...

It's two pounds heavier than 105 mechanical? Yikes.

I'd just buy Ultegra Di2. I don't need a twelfth gear that badly.
04-15-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,749
Posted By Koyote

I don't know if it's still the case, but in at...

I don't know if it's still the case, but in at least one state (MN), it used to be illegal to direct traffic from behind the wheel.

Since we do live in a second-best world, and we have to make...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

I think we need a poll. And since this is bf, I...

I think we need a poll. And since this is bf, I predict it would get to six pages. But by then, people would be arguing over disc vs rim brakes.
04-15-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 925
Posted By Koyote

Ditto, and ditto. I've never heard of any of...

Ditto, and ditto.

I've never heard of any of this happening. Utter nonsense.

I have, however, seen plenty of news items about motorists hitting cyclists, sometimes driving away without even...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By Koyote

My shop charges $160 to install Honjo fenders,...

My shop charges $160 to install Honjo fenders, which is roughly what the fenders cost at retail (depending on model and features); they do cut the fee in half if the fenders are purchased from them....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 25,723
Posted By Koyote

A shirt with at least one short sleeve.

A shirt with at least one short sleeve.
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