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09-13-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,599
Posted By Milton Keynes

I wouldn't hang out at the local LBS unless the...

I wouldn't hang out at the local LBS unless the owner were a close friend of mine, and then maybe only long enough to catch up. I run an automotive shop, and sometimes it's very busy so I don't have...
09-13-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By Milton Keynes

At first read I thought the title meant "edible...

At first read I thought the title meant "edible multi tool." That would be something... work on your bike, then have a handy snack.
09-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 16,463
Posted By Milton Keynes

Gonna take more than 10 miles on my bike to burn...

Gonna take more than 10 miles on my bike to burn off a meal. If Strava is anywhere near accurate, it says I burn maybe 250 calories after riding 10 miles. That's about a candy bar's worth of...
09-12-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 16,463
Posted By Milton Keynes

Don't be ridiculous. Surely there's a pill I can...

Don't be ridiculous. Surely there's a pill I can take or a shake I can drink to magically lose weight.
09-12-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Milton Keynes

Do yourself a favor and get a set of new tires...

Do yourself a favor and get a set of new tires for it. Since they're dry rotted, you never know when they're going to blow out. Worst time for that to happen is descending a hill at 20 MPH.

*edit*...
09-11-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,517
Posted By Milton Keynes

Lots of very very tiny stitches.

Lots of very very tiny stitches.
09-06-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Milton Keynes

The most common repair I've had to deal with are,...

The most common repair I've had to deal with are, of course, flat tires. There is no tool to make repairs easier, all you need are tire levers, a patch kit, or a spare tube. I suppose if I wanted...
09-06-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,987
Posted By Milton Keynes

But make sure you stick it down the front.

But make sure you stick it down the front.
09-06-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't often see snakes on the road when I ride,...

I don't often see snakes on the road when I ride, but I can't count the number of snakes I've seen on the rail trail. Makes sense, less traveled path in a more wooded area, so more likely to see...
09-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,252
Posted By Milton Keynes

When you see the actual size of this light (1.5"...

When you see the actual size of this light (1.5" dia.), it's less than meaningless.
08-30-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By Milton Keynes

Does this count as a century?

Does this count as a century?
08-30-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,267
Posted By Milton Keynes

It takes time and effort to get into shape. Just...

It takes time and effort to get into shape. Just start practicing going up the hills, and as your legs become more conditioned, you'll soon find yourself riding right up hills that once seemed...
08-30-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,131
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've really got to order some pepper spray.

I've really got to order some pepper spray.
08-29-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,966
Posted By Milton Keynes

On my Android phone, all I have to do is wait for...

On my Android phone, all I have to do is wait for the splash screen, then push the record button and it automatically starts. Maybe the app works differently on an iPhone.
08-29-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,503
Posted By Milton Keynes

But the year after that it will be full of...

But the year after that it will be full of potholes again.
08-29-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By Milton Keynes

Just another social media zombie. They're...

Just another social media zombie. They're everywhere... people wandering around with their heads down looking at their phones, totally unaware of their surroundings.
08-29-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By Milton Keynes

It sounds a lot like the "runner's high." Which...

It sounds a lot like the "runner's high." Which I remember a comedian saying, "I'm a smoker, so I don't need to jog 10 miles to get a runner's high. All I need to do is climb a flight of stairs."
08-29-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By Milton Keynes

Strava works well enough for me, never felt the...

Strava works well enough for me, never felt the need to edit any of my rides unless I forgot to enter in the right bike or something. It works much better than the Runtastic app I was using before...
08-28-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By Milton Keynes

I live in a fairly flat part of the country and...

I live in a fairly flat part of the country and doing the two century rides I did last year and the year before nearly wasted me. I couldn't imagine doing 100 miles in hill country.
08-28-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By Milton Keynes

Gonna have to say that was his own fault for...

Gonna have to say that was his own fault for following too closely and overlapping wheels. Not sure why he flipped at the end unless a broken spoke got caught in something.
08-28-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,397
Posted By Milton Keynes

Just make sure you use the right cover sheet. ...

Just make sure you use the right cover sheet. I'll send you the memo.
08-27-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By Milton Keynes

My brother-in-law had an upper GI endoscopy and a...

My brother-in-law had an upper GI endoscopy and a colonoscopy done in the same day. I told him to make sure they do the upper part first so he didn't wake up from anesthesia with a funny taste in...
08-27-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,973
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's not just walking in and asking for water. ...

It's not just walking in and asking for water. We were charged 40 cents per cup for water after my family & I bought four sandwiches. I'm sure it's just something this particular location is doing,...
08-27-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Milton Keynes

Congrats. I did my first century two years ago,...

Congrats. I did my first century two years ago, my second one last year. This weekend I have the chance to do a third one but I'm just going to opt for the metric century of 63 miles since I...
08-27-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Milton Keynes

Oh yeah, as far as gloves are concerned, when...

Oh yeah, as far as gloves are concerned, when it's cold out I leave my fingerless bike gloves at home and instead wear cotton work gloves. I probably ought to find some full-fingered bike gloves,...
08-27-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,973
Posted By Milton Keynes

The Subway in the next town over now charges 40...

The Subway in the next town over now charges 40 cents for a cup of water. Makes it almost worth it to buy a drink instead.
08-27-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,383
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've never found it necessary to use a strobe on...

I've never found it necessary to use a strobe on the rail trail. Nor a taillight, except when it was close to dark. The lights on my bike are primarily to alert car drivers to my presence, and...
08-27-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By Milton Keynes

Will those old phones still work for 911 service?...

Will those old phones still work for 911 service? I only ask because I carry one of my old nearly-indestructable Nokia cell phones in my glove compartment for emergency use only. When I turn it on,...
08-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,771
Posted By Milton Keynes

I would guess that the bike is too small, just...

I would guess that the bike is too small, just based upon my own experience. I am also 6' and started out on a 17" mountain bike which turned out to be too small. Going to a 20" hybrid I found it...
08-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By Milton Keynes

Probably whenever cyclists discovered that they...

Probably whenever cyclists discovered that they needed more than just one water bottle.
08-25-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't bike in the dead of winter, usually not...

I don't bike in the dead of winter, usually not when temps are below 50 degrees F. So when the air is a bit crisp outside, instead of my normal summer cycling gear of shorts, jersey or wicking...
08-23-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Milton Keynes

Instead of trying to find some kind of amber side...

Instead of trying to find some kind of amber side lights for my bike, I bought some lights for the wheels which I turn on during the dark. They're all over Amazon. I feel it gives me better side...
08-23-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,973
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have, on one hot, summer day riding out in the...

I have, on one hot, summer day riding out in the middle of nowhere (very small towns, no convenience stores) stopped at a liquor store to see if they sold any non-alcoholic beverages I could consume....
08-22-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,973
Posted By Milton Keynes

I fill up at convenience stores, always offering...

I fill up at convenience stores, always offering to pay for the ice & water, and usually buying a snack so I don't feel like a heel just getting free water. But I know a couple places to fill up...
08-22-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,968
Posted By Milton Keynes

I would say that something just isn't right in...

I would say that something just isn't right in regards to your spoke tension. I'd take it to a bike shop and see if they could properly tension the spokes for you. Hopefully that wouldn't cost too...
08-22-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,563
Posted By Milton Keynes

The worst I have to deal with on my morning rides...

The worst I have to deal with on my morning rides is maybe an occasional raccoon hanging out in the middle of the road. Which, of course, was better than the near-collision with the skunk.
08-22-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,734
Posted By Milton Keynes

That vault doesn't look secure enough. It needs...

That vault doesn't look secure enough. It needs to have a time lock, retinal scanner, laser grid, and at least one heavily armed guard with attack dog.
08-21-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,047
Posted By Milton Keynes

Normally I just ring my bell when I'm about 15...

Normally I just ring my bell when I'm about 15 feet or so behind someone, whether they be on foot or on another bike. I don't have a loud enough voice to yell "on your left," and most people don't...
08-20-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,389
Posted By Milton Keynes

I haven't had fenders since they came off my...

I haven't had fenders since they came off my Western Flyer banana seat bike some time in the early to mid-80's. I think the rear one began to fall off so I went ahead and removed it. I had trouble...
08-20-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,592
Posted By Milton Keynes

When my son learned to ride a few years ago, he...

When my son learned to ride a few years ago, he wanted his mom to help him so I just took off the training wheels and stood back & watched. Knowing how much of a daddy's girl our daughter is, she'll...
08-20-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,592
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't remember how old I was when I learned to...

I don't remember how old I was when I learned to ride, must have been about 6 or 7, I think. My family did things like running behind holding the seat (banana seat bike) until I learned balance. I...
08-20-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,389
Posted By Milton Keynes

The manual which came with my bike (21 speed...

The manual which came with my bike (21 speed hybrid) advised to not use small chainring/small gear or large chainring/large gear combinations, since it does flex the chain and causes wear. With all...
08-19-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Milton Keynes

5 or 6 bikes on one rack? Seems like a lot of...

5 or 6 bikes on one rack? Seems like a lot of bikes to hang on the back of one vehicle, and I don't know that I'd trust a hitch rack.
08-19-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm sorry, is this the 5 minute argument or the...

I'm sorry, is this the 5 minute argument or the full half-hour?
08-19-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,805
Posted By Milton Keynes

Or, better yet, wear dark sunglasses, stick an...

Or, better yet, wear dark sunglasses, stick an ear bud into your ear, and then pretend to talk into your lapel every so often.
08-19-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,817
Posted By Milton Keynes

No we don't!

No we don't!
08-19-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,542
Posted By Milton Keynes

As someone who runs a small automotive shop, I...

As someone who runs a small automotive shop, I can totally agree with this. There are some jobs which are going to take a lot of your time & effort and give you little profit. I hate to turn anyone...
08-19-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,542
Posted By Milton Keynes

Or, if you really get bored, go into A&S and find...

Or, if you really get bored, go into A&S and find a post containing a video of a car/bicycle collision, and explain at length how it was the cyclists' fault because they weren't riding safely enough.
08-19-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,446
Posted By Milton Keynes

As long as you can't steer your handlebars with...

As long as you can't steer your handlebars with your gut, you'll be OK.
08-19-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 999
Posted By Milton Keynes

I love how the kid pounds on the car and berates...

I love how the kid pounds on the car and berates the motorist, as if it were his fault. No, trying to ride a wheelie between a car and a truck is not going to end well for you. Just be grateful...
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