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Forum: Introductions
04-15-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By john m flores

Welcome to the forum, kababayan! Fil-Am here in...

Welcome to the forum, kababayan! Fil-Am here in NJ!

What's Manila like right now? Is it quiet? Is there still traffic?
04-09-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2,700
Views: 589,984
Posted By john m flores

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzl_ST3p4I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMzl_ST3p4I
04-08-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,137
Posted By john m flores

I remember the same article but I recall it...

I remember the same article but I recall it differently; if your lungs hurt your gearing is too low (over spinning), and if your legs hurt then your gearing is too high (over mashing). I have ridden...
03-12-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 25,709
Posted By john m flores

Thanks for posting this; hope we can keep the...

Thanks for posting this; hope we can keep the discussion on-topic and insightful. It's still a bit early here in the Northeast to ride regularly and early in our response to the virus to truly know...
02-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By john m flores

FWIW, I saw a presentation by engineers at Zero,...

FWIW, I saw a presentation by engineers at Zero, makes of electric motorcycles, soon after Tesla released their technology into the public domain. The Zero engineers said that they studied the...
02-24-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By john m flores

According to this video, the first batteries to...

According to this video, the first batteries to incorporate graphene are hitting the market. Benefit seems to be faster charge times

https://youtu.be/dnE1nO6o-do
02-13-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By john m flores

Pretty interesting. The Patterson Drive plus a...

Pretty interesting. The Patterson Drive plus a belt drive and internally geared rear hub would be pretty cool!

https://youtu.be/gPoR5-7xkR4
02-08-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,901
Posted By john m flores

And utility biking and multi-modal travel. I...

And utility biking and multi-modal travel. I recently got a folding bike for multi-modal trips to/from Washington DC and I'm surprised how often I use it to run errands and stuff locally. It's just...
02-06-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By john m flores

On a hot summer day, a Polar Insulated bottle...

On a hot summer day, a Polar Insulated bottle that has been frozen until the water is solid ice the night before has a fighting chance of still being cool in the third hour of a ride.
02-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By john m flores

The cleat is the interface between the pedal and...

The cleat is the interface between the pedal and the shoe and is where the power is transferred. A stiff sole transfers all of your energy into the cleat. A flexible sole wastes energy in the...
02-01-20, 08:31 AM
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,368
Posted By john m flores

I can't wait until summer when we're all too busy...

I can't wait until summer when we're all too busy riding to be judging how other people choose to ride...
Forum: Touring
01-31-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 10,368
Posted By john m flores

A similar phenomenon has happened in hiking. Back...

A similar phenomenon has happened in hiking. Back in the day, a framed pack loaded up with 30-40 pounds of gear was the norm. But there have been advancements in gear, making tents, bags, kitchen,...
01-30-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,098
Posted By john m flores

Yup. And there's a decent chance that one year...

Yup. And there's a decent chance that one year out you realize that you're really a Land Rover kind of guy.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,717
Posted By john m flores

Looks promising... ...

Looks promising...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/cotw73_1_968176c2f5c06849a48a3d4211efcbde41bfac47.jpg


But considering how small a bicycle tire's contact...
01-27-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By john m flores

I've used the term cut-off generically; it's also...

I've used the term cut-off generically; it's also used to describe other types of lighting situations, i.e., flash photography, architectural lighting, etc... Sorry for the confusion.

I was...
01-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By john m flores

It does not have a pronounced cutoff that meets...

It does not have a pronounced cutoff that meets lighting rules, but the beam is wide enough that if you aim it downward you can get a good view of the road 20-30 meters ahead without blinding others....
01-26-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,177
Posted By john m flores

Sorry that the rider buzzed you and your dog....

Sorry that the rider buzzed you and your dog. Glad there wasn't a crash. When I ride on MUPs I usually signal my presence with a bell when I am on a bike with a bell. "On your left/right" never works...
01-25-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,807
Posted By john m flores

I like my new Cygolite Metro Pro 1100. Beam...

I like my new Cygolite Metro Pro 1100. Beam pattern is wide with a pronounced cutoff so that I can see the road without blinding other road users. Also some visibility from the side. Previously, I've...
01-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,858
Posted By john m flores

At the REI in Washington DC, A guy came out of...

At the REI in Washington DC, A guy came out of the store with his two toddler daughters and a large package in his arms. He strapped the package to his pedal-assist cargo bike, got his daughters to...
Forum: Touring
01-12-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,683
Posted By john m flores

Testimonial

In 1997, I used my mountain bike (with 26" x 1" high pressure tires, rear rack with bags, front handlebar bag, and Spinacci bars) on a loaded PCH tour from Oakland to LA. Somewhere along the way, a...
01-07-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,096
Posted By john m flores

"According to the city’s NYPD Motor Vehicle...

"According to the city’s NYPD Motor Vehicle Collisions (https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Public-Safety/NYPD-Motor-Vehicle-Collisions/h9gi-nx95/data) database, just 31 of the reported 45,775 motor...
01-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By john m flores

Back in the 90s I was riding home from work. Part...

Back in the 90s I was riding home from work. Part of my ritual was to get through Morristown NJ as quickly as I could so that cars did not need to pass me. As I was sat on the rivet and pushed the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,318
Posted By john m flores

When I ride with friends with less fitness, I...

When I ride with friends with less fitness, I tell myself that this is a social ride, not a training ride, and I ride accordingly. I'll also do things to even the odds and keep it interesting for me,...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,925
Posted By john m flores

Bought my girlfriend a Showers Pass Odyssey...

Bought my girlfriend a Showers Pass Odyssey jacket for her ride/walk to work. Jacket is dark grey with subtle lighter grey pattern on it (street maps of major cities, actually). But when hit by...
12-21-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By john m flores

An '88 Technium Tri-Lite PRE was my first bike....

An '88 Technium Tri-Lite PRE was my first bike. Bought it for around $450 with low-level Suntour components. Easton alu main triangle tubes (6006?) bonded to steel lugs. Steel stays. It rode so...
12-20-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By john m flores

Here's to Greta convincing more people to ride...

Here's to Greta convincing more people to ride bicycles instead of driving cars!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,423
Posted By john m flores

I just got a Zizzo Liberte. Ask Me Anything!

My first folder! After stalking Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace for a month, I got a good deal at Costco - $299. Could not resist the 23 lbs.

Ask me anything about the bike!

...
12-03-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,913
Posted By john m flores

Riding the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab years ago,...

Riding the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab years ago, I clipped my handlebar while maneuvering between two trees which launched me over an embankment to a landing spot 10 feet below. Just beyond the...
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