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04-26-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,590
Posted By steve0257

Better than the 10 inches we got in May a few...

Better than the 10 inches we got in May a few years back. Fun part of that is I go from home to customer site, and it didn't snow where my manager lived. He couldn't get it through his head that 70...
04-26-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,972
Posted By steve0257

It gets interesting when the cops put up road...

It gets interesting when the cops put up road closed signs but not the crime scene tape, and it is a crime scene. Had a friend rode through a road closed sign, and it was closed because somebody had...
04-24-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 24,272
Posted By steve0257

What does a baseball player's agent have to do...

What does a baseball player's agent have to do with bike shops?
04-14-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By steve0257

Maybe a recumbent e-trike.

Maybe a recumbent e-trike.
04-13-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,943
Posted By steve0257

I remember "Go outside and play. I don't want to...

I remember "Go outside and play. I don't want to see you until supper."

I also remember when a quarter pounder was the large burger. Now it seems like it is always the small one.
04-10-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,960
Posted By steve0257

At first I was going to say motorized bicycle...

At first I was going to say motorized bicycle until I saw how fast they could go. Those are probably motorcycles.

In Minnesota a rough guide is, e-bike, required to pedal and motor shuts off at 20...
01-01-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By steve0257

I'd try a new light first. The picture of the one...

I'd try a new light first. The picture of the one he has looks like there may have been a switch or something in that hole that is now missing.
12-23-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,213
Posted By steve0257

I currently have a 2015 Raleigh Port Townsend and...

I currently have a 2015 Raleigh Port Townsend and a 2018 Raleigh Tourist, and am quite happy with both of them.

They are by no means top of the line bikes, but they are a good value for what I...
Forum: Touring
12-11-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,462
Posted By steve0257

Many states require licenses to hunt or fish. So...

Many states require licenses to hunt or fish. So you have to worry about is it legal season for what you're after, and do you have the proper license.
12-07-18, 06:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,213
Posted By steve0257

My phone's at home, plugged in to the wall.

My phone's at home, plugged in to the wall.
12-06-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,350
Posted By steve0257

When you said overshoes I was thinking you meant...

When you said overshoes I was thinking you meant something like these. They work jut fine on block pedals.

Repel Footwear? 5-Buckle Rubber Overshoes #7941 at Galeton...
11-11-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,163
Posted By steve0257

It depends on you, your weight, the bike, the...

It depends on you, your weight, the bike, the road condition, and how much, if anything, you are carrying. Because of my weight, some of the local road conditions I won't ride on anything narrower...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-18, 07:45 AM
11-06-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By steve0257

I go with hanging it from the rafters. Any sort...

I go with hanging it from the rafters. Any sort of cover would trap moisture and cause condensation on the bike.
11-06-18, 07:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,613
Posted By steve0257

Please refer to rule 34 of the internet.

Please refer to rule 34 of the internet.
11-02-18, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By steve0257

A phone to call for help and clothes that will...

A phone to call for help and clothes that will keep you warm and dry while walking. Unless the wind picks up and everything goes totally south on you, you should be able to walk the 10 km to either...
10-29-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By steve0257

Frame fit style has changed over the years. When...

Frame fit style has changed over the years. When I got my first road bike back in the 70s, I seem to remember that you would ride the largest frame that would fit. Now it seem to be you ride the...
10-28-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,094
Posted By steve0257

I have Wald folding baskets on my bike, and an...

I have Wald folding baskets on my bike, and an Igloo 1 gallon jug fits fine in a basket.
10-28-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,504
Views: 504,464
Posted By steve0257

These are the two I'm currently riding. A Raleigh...

These are the two I'm currently riding. A Raleigh Port Townsend and a Raleigh Tourist.
...
10-24-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,869
Posted By steve0257

This probably doesn't help, but, my father,...

This probably doesn't help, but, my father, sister, brother, and myself all had excellent blood pressure in to our early 50s. Then, with no lifestyle changes, we all developed high blood pressure and...
Forum: Foo
10-23-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 980
Posted By steve0257

Don't really care. I was hoping for Milwaukee...

Don't really care. I was hoping for Milwaukee Cleveland for the series.
10-20-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,732
Posted By steve0257

I don't so much mind getting passed by other...

I don't so much mind getting passed by other riders. It's getting passed by the joggers while I'm doing a climb.
10-16-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,462
Posted By steve0257

I think it's. growing where I live. Mostly in the...

I think it's. growing where I live. Mostly in the commuting and utility portion. Employment is growing in the downtown area, but the city has said it does not plan to build any new parking ramps, so...
10-15-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By steve0257

I've seen wire baskets that go on top of the rear...

I've seen wire baskets that go on top of the rear rack. The one I'm thinking of is by Sunlite. Looks to be about the size of a milk crate.
...
Forum: Foo
10-15-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 486
Posted By steve0257

Every 10,000 miles. Per mfg recommendation.

Every 10,000 miles. Per mfg recommendation.
10-07-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,705
Posted By steve0257

You should see what one does to a motorcycle...

You should see what one does to a motorcycle sidecar.
10-05-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By steve0257

Try the plumbing section at your local hardware...

Try the plumbing section at your local hardware store. That's where I've picked up p-clips whenever I've needed them.
Forum: Foo
07-12-17, 05:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,828
Posted By steve0257

2005 Pontiac Vibe. Got over 300k with nothing...

2005 Pontiac Vibe. Got over 300k with nothing but routine maintenance. I have to track mileage for work and got rid of it in 2012 when the odometer failed.
07-05-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,184
Posted By steve0257

Remember, exercise is something you don't want...

Remember, exercise is something you don't want to do, but do anyway because it is good for you. Therefor, if you enjoy doing it, it is not exercise.
07-04-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,026
Posted By steve0257

I've gotten the laces wrapped around the pedal...

I've gotten the laces wrapped around the pedal spindle between the crank arm and the pedal.

I sometimes wear boots when riding, and other than the laces haven't had any problems.
07-04-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By steve0257

On both of them, why is the average speed greater...

On both of them, why is the average speed greater than the maximum speed?
07-03-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,753
Posted By steve0257

I like the new system. I have lost count of the...

I like the new system. I have lost count of the number of times I would spend enough time in a forum that it ended up marking everything read in the forums I had not yet looked at. Especially if a...
07-03-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,368
Posted By steve0257

Personal preference. I tried progressives when I...

Personal preference. I tried progressives when I first needed them. After two weeks I went back and had them replaced with lined bifocals. I just couldn't get used to the transition on the...
07-02-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,952
Posted By steve0257

Why does one have to ride 120 miles to be a...

Why does one have to ride 120 miles to be a cyclist?

To me, cycling has never been about being an athlete. It is something I do because I enjoy it. With changes in my job along with my aging I...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,352
Posted By steve0257

Minnesota law specifically requires a white light...

Minnesota law specifically requires a white light for the headlight when riding at night.

Is the idea of the blue light to make you more visible?
04-09-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,935
Posted By steve0257

Make it somebody is in front of me. I must pass....

Make it somebody is in front of me. I must pass.

It's not just bicycles they need to pass.
04-08-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,676
Posted By steve0257

I use the 582 folding rear baskets.

I use the 582 folding rear baskets.
04-04-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,593
Posted By steve0257

My most common one. I was opening "Failing...

My most common one. I was opening "Failing Components on a Commuter Bike" in the Commuting forum and got this
04-01-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,059
Posted By steve0257

It's still in the early stages, but some...

It's still in the early stages, but some insurance companies are looking at the option of billing per mile instead of per month. If all car insurance were like that it would help cut down on miles...
Forum: Foo
03-23-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10,223
Views: 2,076,059
Posted By steve0257

The story. It was basically either operate or...

The story. It was basically either operate or die.

Dr. Leonid Rogozov operating himself to remove his appendix in Antarctica, 1961 (http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/leonid-rogozov-appendix-1961/)
Forum: Commuting
03-19-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,473
Posted By steve0257

People actually clean their chains? About the...

People actually clean their chains? About the only thing I do is at the end of the winter season I'll put a lot of lube on the chain or my winter bike and make sure none of the links are binding.
03-17-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,032
Posted By steve0257

I have ridden while wearing a trenchcoat. When I...

I have ridden while wearing a trenchcoat. When I do, it is on an upright bike and I ride fairly slowly. Never had a problem with it getting caught in the wheel.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 7,857
Posted By steve0257

If I get passed by an e-bike I'll latch one with...

If I get passed by an e-bike I'll latch one with one o these.

Bicycle Bungee - Home of the Bike Bungee cord - making tandem cycling easier (http://bicyclebungee.com)
03-14-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By steve0257

Walking pneumonia is probably a common name for...

Walking pneumonia is probably a common name for something else. The same way a lot of people will say thay had the stomach flu when it was usually from eating something that had gone a little off.
03-08-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,159
Posted By steve0257

The correct bike depends on the type of riding...

The correct bike depends on the type of riding you're going to do. I currently have a road bike, an old English three speed, and an older mountain bike. One is for road ride, on for cruising around...
03-05-17, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,767
Posted By steve0257

One of my bikes has a lifetime frame guarantee,...

One of my bikes has a lifetime frame guarantee, but somehow I don't expect much luck if I ever have to replace the frame on a 45 year old Schwinn.
03-05-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By steve0257

A gallon of water a day might be a little on the...

A gallon of water a day might be a little on the excessive side. Over-hydration might have something to do with the headache and edema.
03-04-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,768
Posted By steve0257

HyVee just over a mile and a Kwik Trip two...

HyVee just over a mile and a Kwik Trip two blocks. Living by myself I don't buy that much at a time so a bike with baskets works fine.
03-04-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,818
Posted By steve0257

My job requires me to drive 35,000 to 40,000 mile...

My job requires me to drive 35,000 to 40,000 mile a year. My employer gives a partial reimbursement of around $10,000 per year and I can still deduct around $3,000 in taxes. In other words, cars...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 8,794
Posted By steve0257

Part of the discussion might be as to what is an...

Part of the discussion might be as to what is an e-bike. Is it this ...
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