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12-28-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,505
Posted By Equinox

Road cycling is dangerous. Most of us ignore the...

Road cycling is dangerous. Most of us ignore the danger, which is fine. The decision to ride on the road is personal. I'm entering a "stage" where I'm deciding to ride less on the roads. I crashed ,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

The road I crashed on was bad, but not quite that...

The road I crashed on was bad, but not quite that bad. The landscape in that area was pretty, and the weather could not be better. But I did spend a lot of time watching the surface for potholes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

Although I hope it never happens to you, your...

Although I hope it never happens to you, your words are re-assuring. This was my first crash in 17 years of road riding. My friends told me that their experience with the typpe of riding you do is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

You're correct about what happened. But,...

You're correct about what happened. But, personally, I did not have time to react or respond in any way. I couldn't brake, let alone determine which brake to use. I couldn't shift my weight. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

Excellent advise. Thanks!

Excellent advise. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

LOL. I don't see how this would possibly turn...

LOL. I don't see how this would possibly turn into a brake debate since braking was not a factor in this incident in any way, shape or form.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

That's one of the things that's bothering me. I...

That's one of the things that's bothering me. I "thought" I was going straight. But as I reflect, there may have been the slightest bend to the right. I MAY have been leaning ever so SLIGHTLY. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

I know, It sounds unlikely. My bike was made to...

I know, It sounds unlikely. My bike was made to order from measurements an a questionnaire. (Not exactly custom-made). There is 2mm clearance between my tire and the seat tube. It's crazy. I tried to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

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This is eerily similar to the road I crashed on. The descent got me up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Equinox

Are Wider Tires Much Safer?

My bike only has clearance for 23mm tires. I recently crashed when I hit a patch of gravel, and I've been wondering if, say, 25mm. tires would have made any difference.
10-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

Although there are still lingering physical signs...

Although there are still lingering physical signs of my crash, I feel back to normal. I'm an avid Zwift-er, and that has been very beneficial. I think I've been outside about three times; twice on...
09-17-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

I never wanted to say this for fear of jinxing...

I never wanted to say this for fear of jinxing myself. This was my first crash in 17 years of riding. I also ride in an area where road conditions are very bad. A valid question I have to ask myself...
09-17-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

Getting Back Out There

Any stories about how you overcame the after effects of a crash. I have a friend who spent a week in the hospital after a crash in June, and he's back on the bike. I'm experiencing a combination of...
09-02-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

I appreciate your perspective.

I appreciate your perspective.
09-02-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

I'm sure you're right. I'll keep that in mind.

I'm sure you're right. I'll keep that in mind.
09-02-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

Thank you. I seem to be healing OK. I feel bad...

Thank you. I seem to be healing OK. I feel bad for my friend. Immediately after the crash, I thought she was hurt much worse.
09-01-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By Equinox

Crash Report

Perfect ride. Having a blast on a rolling country road. I was going straight, and I hit a pile of loose gravel in the gully. It grabbed my front wheel, and that was that. My mate went over the top of...
08-24-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Still not sure I understand. Thinking back to...

Still not sure I understand. Thinking back to when I ran, my HR profile was not THAT different from riding. With respect to muscles involved, I might argue that I use more of my musculature on the...
08-23-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Another thing about my stoker. She doesn't ride a...

Another thing about my stoker. She doesn't ride a bike on her own. She grew up in a city with parents who did not value things like this for girls, so she never learned. I really believe cycling...
08-22-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

This almost exact;y describes my stoker. We are...

This almost exact;y describes my stoker. We are both 65. She did intervals on Monday and was maxing out at 166bpm. On our ride last night, she averaged 113 and maxed at 138. But she definitely...
08-16-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Yep. Clipped in. Nice explanation.

Yep. Clipped in. Nice explanation.
08-16-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Nope. No suspension seatpost.

Nope. No suspension seatpost.
08-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Very interesting.She is, in fact, as you...

Very interesting.She is, in fact, as you described. Our body types and aerobic systems are different. She could run forever. I'm more of a sprinter, 5K sort. I generally feel more comfortable at a...
08-15-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Nice!

Nice!
08-15-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

LOL. Having fitness goals...and enjoying riding...

LOL. Having fitness goals...and enjoying riding our tandem are not mutually exclusive. And you certainly are right about the variability from sport to sport. I think we need to pay a little more...
08-15-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By Equinox

Stoker's Heart Rate

My stoker is a very fit runner. The only cycling she does is as my stoker. She struggles to get her heart rate up on the bike. It is usual for her HRmax to be below my HRavg on any given ride. It...
09-15-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Equinox

The lane departure system can be turned off. I...

The lane departure system can be turned off. I have to be more mindful of when that system is appropriate. For example, on a highway trip, and not everyday driving.
09-15-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Equinox

Your attitude is admirable, commendable and...

Your attitude is admirable, commendable and ultimately, prudent. I do those things out of a sense of self preservation. You have a better attitude. The selfishness of the other driver makes me angry....
09-14-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Equinox

Cars Crossing Yellow Line

This is only tangentially related to cycling in that it's something we witness every ride. All drivers believe that they have an inalienable right to forward progress no matter what is in their way....
07-29-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Equinox

I like what you've done here. It did not help...

I like what you've done here. It did not help with my ear worm at all though.
07-28-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Equinox

That Damn Song

Now I've got an ear worm. Aux Champs-Elysee. My wife is going to kill me if I don't stop singing it. What is it, anyways?
07-17-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,395
Posted By Equinox

So, quick question. For the 520; if I create a...

So, quick question. For the 520; if I create a course on Garmin connect and load it on to the 520 will it show me where the turns are?
Forum: Foo
07-03-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 939
Posted By Equinox

I have this conflict when I feel I'm behaving...

I have this conflict when I feel I'm behaving more responsibly than the owner when I have no responsibility at all. I've often curtailed my activity to help the fat out of shape owners corral their...
Forum: Foo
07-02-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Equinox

Motorcycle Going over 100mph

We were on a club ride in rural area where there are lots of good roads with little traffic. Mostly flat, Straight. Generally a nice place to ride. It attracts a fair number of mortorcyclists who...
06-12-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 36,757
Posted By Equinox

I realize it's just a technicality, and the...

I realize it's just a technicality, and the reality is he will die in prison. However, I stand by my initial statement. Murder was his most serious offense. It appears there is not additional...
06-12-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 36,757
Posted By Equinox

In my opinion, the sentence should have been life...

In my opinion, the sentence should have been life in prison without the possibility of parole. The fact that the sentences are served concurrently doesn't seem right. I seems like the killings after...
06-05-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

Well, let's just say that the data collection...

Well, let's just say that the data collection protocol for this question is highly subjective. For instance, in the case of the incident with the motorcylce, you might not have counted that as a...
06-05-18, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

LOL This probably scared me more than anything.

LOL This probably scared me more than anything.
06-05-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

Same here. That incident I had changed the way I...

Same here. That incident I had changed the way I check. I always clear that pillar now by moving my head as you stated.
06-05-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

I have to admit, I agree with the part about the...

I have to admit, I agree with the part about the finger and the motorcyclist's response in general. Although I turned in front of him sooner than I would have wanted, it was not even close to a...
06-01-18, 05:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

Yes. Good question. The motorcyclist was slightly...

Yes. Good question. The motorcyclist was slightly to the right of the center of his lane, i.e. slightly closer to the curb. That meant I had to turn my head a bit more to my left to see him. But that...
05-31-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

So true! Even if you got stuck behind a group of...

So true! Even if you got stuck behind a group of cyclists for 5 minutes (unlikely), that's noting compared to the potential YEARS of stress you would suffer dealing with the ramifications of an...
05-31-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is not going as I had hoped
05-31-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,284
Posted By Equinox

When YOU are the Motorist

I am a very cautious motorist and I take driving safety very seriously. But, like everyone who has driven as long as I have, I've had some "close calls" where I thought I could have been better in...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Equinox

No. Ten year age groups are good.

No. Ten year age groups are good.
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Equinox

LOL. I always took my races seriously. I entered...

LOL. I always took my races seriously. I entered them for a reason. I wasn't good, but I respected the events I entered. Understood the rules and I accepted to risks. I never got recognition because...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Equinox

I agree. certainly the runner should be medically...

I agree. certainly the runner should be medically assessed and treated appropriately. I admit it's a tough situation. In this case, the runner absolutely did not cross the finish line under his own...
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Equinox

You're losing me

You're losing me
Forum: Foo
05-28-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 889
Posted By Equinox

Not sure what this means

Not sure what this means
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