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03-20-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,057
Posted By Milton Keynes

Dunning-Kruger effect.

Dunning-Kruger effect.
03-20-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,057
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't doubt the masks might help prevent a...

I don't doubt the masks might help prevent a healthy person from getting the virus a little bit, but they're not 100% effective against the virus. Sure, if you're in a crowded space and someone is...
03-18-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 13,057
Posted By Milton Keynes

The masks only help prevent spread of the disease...

The masks only help prevent spread of the disease when infected people wear them, so when they cough or sneeze they don't spray infected spit/snot droplets everywhere. They do not help a healthy...
03-17-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think the Russians had a hand in that, too. It...

I think the Russians had a hand in that, too. It was Hitler's dumb decision to open up a second front. But anyway, this is getting way off topic.
03-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Milton Keynes

When bicycles are outlawed, only outlaws will...

When bicycles are outlawed, only outlaws will have bicycles.
03-17-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,693
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, I'd think that spraying down all incoming...

Yeah, I'd think that spraying down all incoming bikes with lysol, especially the handlebars, shifters, brake levers, and saddle would be prudent, as well as having a bottle of hand sanitizer for the...
03-17-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 31,201
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's what I've been using on my gravel bike,...

That's what I've been using on my gravel bike, the "dry" lube since it won't catch much dust. But on my hybrid I just use some Mobil 1 since I only ride it on pavement and don't have to worry about...
03-14-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Milton Keynes

By all means tune it up. It'd definitely be...

By all means tune it up. It'd definitely be worth a ride.
03-14-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Milton Keynes

Unfortunately it was cold & rainy here today so I...

Unfortunately it was cold & rainy here today so I had no desire to get out on my bike. Or, well, I did, but just not in this weather. I thought we were done with winter.
03-14-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,822
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is the problem with, well, just about...

This is the problem with, well, just about everything. People generally want to stay in an echo chamber and read and listen to sources which reaffirm what they already believe. Therefore most...
03-14-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By Milton Keynes

Reminds me of some comedian talking about his...

Reminds me of some comedian talking about his girlfriend. She said, "I'm an actress so I can't have carbohydrotes." "No, honey, I think you mispronounced that. It's pronounced 'waitress.'"
03-14-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By Milton Keynes

That kinda looks like fun. I'd assume they have...

That kinda looks like fun. I'd assume they have some kind of spikes or something on the wheel for traction.
03-14-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

With a taco bag, naturally. ...

With a taco bag, naturally.

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03-13-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,593
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is why they say you can't outride the fork. ...

This is why they say you can't outride the fork. Sure, you can burn calories but you'll never burn that many calories. That's also why I find it amusing when people think the solution to weight loss...
03-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,068
Posted By Milton Keynes

Fast drying, moisture-wicking polyester shirts...

Fast drying, moisture-wicking polyester shirts are a must on very hot days, when I'm not wearing a jersey. I learned my lesson early when I got into riding that cotton T-shirts are horrible to wear...
03-13-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,468
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yet another "It was an accident, I didn't see...

Yet another "It was an accident, I didn't see him" and, being a judge, will be let off with a slap on the wrist at best.
03-13-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

No, the taco would be loaded with Carolina Reaper...

No, the taco would be loaded with Carolina Reaper sauce. While their mouth is burning from the taco I make my getaway.
03-13-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Milton Keynes

No, those make you cross-eyed.

No, those make you cross-eyed.
03-13-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

We had a cruise planned since last summer, long...

We had a cruise planned since last summer, long before anyone ever heard of the coronavirus. With everything in the news in recent months, we were were still hopeful we'd be able to go, but with as...
03-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

That could actually work. I could strain it...

That could actually work. I could strain it through a coffee filter.
03-13-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

I could always just carry a taco around with me...

I could always just carry a taco around with me and offer it to an attacker. Might work on aggressive dogs, too.
03-13-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,593
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree with everyone else. Weight loss depends...

I agree with everyone else. Weight loss depends on your food intake. If you want to do it right, IMO, don't even factor exercise into your weight loss. That doesn't mean don't exercise, because...
03-13-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,822
Posted By Milton Keynes

Don't have to worry about anyone stealing the...

Don't have to worry about anyone stealing the bike, either.
03-13-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,258
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't ride in the rain. My glasses will get...

I don't ride in the rain. My glasses will get all wet and I won't be able to see where I'm going.
03-13-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have fairly lightweight glasses, and I chose to...

I have fairly lightweight glasses, and I chose to get a strap for my glasses when I ride. Mainly, if I take a spill and my glasses fly off my face, I'm pretty blind without them so it's going to be...
03-13-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've been quite a bit more conscious about germs...

I've been quite a bit more conscious about germs here lately since I came down with strep throat a few weeks ago. Dr. said it was the same crud which has been going around lately. I generally wash...
03-13-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's slightly chunky. Despite using a high-speed...

It's slightly chunky. Despite using a high-speed Ninja food processor, I've never been able to get my hot sauce to the smooth consistency as what you buy commercially.

That reminds me, it's...
03-13-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

Still, I'd wipe down the handlebars with Lysol...

Still, I'd wipe down the handlebars with Lysol wipes. The virus can stay alive on surfaces for a while. And it's not just coronavirus but all the other nasty bugs out there as well you have to...
03-12-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm sure of that, but I still wonder if these...

I'm sure of that, but I still wonder if these people choosing the bikes or scooters realize they should wipe down the handlebars and any touch screen/buttons before using?

I recently read an...
03-12-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've got some homemade Carolina Reaper hot sauce...

I've got some homemade Carolina Reaper hot sauce that comes pretty close... If only I had some way to squirt it into an attacker's eyes.
03-12-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,711
Posted By Milton Keynes

When it's your time, it's your time, but if I can...

When it's your time, it's your time, but if I can put the odds in my favor with regards to survival, I will do so. And where I ride I'm not so much concerned about two-legged threats, but...
03-12-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

Um, wait... so people are afraid to ride the bus,...

Um, wait... so people are afraid to ride the bus, but they'll gladly use an ebike or scooter that someone else has just previously used? One that you have to, you know, hold onto the handlebars in...
03-12-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well, if I feel I have to enforce that I guess...

Well, if I feel I have to enforce that I guess I'll just stop showering.
03-12-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,024
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't rage ride, but riding to me is therapy. ...

I don't rage ride, but riding to me is therapy. It's a time of mind clearing exercise and the endorphins afterward make me feel a lot better.
03-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,011
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's not going to affect my riding much. Tonight...

It's not going to affect my riding much. Tonight I'm going on a group ride. As long as I'm not kissing all the other cyclists I think I'll be fine.
03-11-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,068
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, when it's cold (~60 degrees or less) I wear...

Yeah, when it's cold (~60 degrees or less) I wear some gym pants, a regular cotton T-shirt (or a sleeved T-shirt) and a thin cycling jacket. That usually keeps me warm enough.
03-11-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,929
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's what I was going to say. Perhaps the OP...

That's what I was going to say. Perhaps the OP should work on losing about 30 pounds via healthy eating so he feels comfortable getting back on the bike, and then start working on exercise again. ...
03-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,068
Posted By Milton Keynes

I normally wear gym shorts and have several...

I normally wear gym shorts and have several moisture wicking polyester shirts in various bright neon colors for visibility for everyday cycling. For longer rides, I might opt to wear a cycling...
03-11-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Milton Keynes

I really have no doubt that's what happened. I...

I really have no doubt that's what happened. I mean, if you thought you hit some debris or a deer on the side of the road, wouldn't you stop to check it out to see what it was you ran over, and if...
03-11-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree that two years probation is ridiculous,...

I agree that two years probation is ridiculous, but really there's not much comparison between these two cases. In the first case, the driver (possibly drunk) likely did not intend to hit or kill...
03-11-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,421
Posted By Milton Keynes

Exactly. They can look at the data and see that...

Exactly. They can look at the data and see that you just rode by instead of stopped to rob the place. Not only could they try to use your phone data against you, it could also acquit you if it shows...
03-11-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,124
Posted By Milton Keynes

My first bike was a Western Flyer banana seat...

My first bike was a Western Flyer banana seat bike with a frame similar to the bike in post #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=6) . It also had the chrome fenders,...
03-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By Milton Keynes

It looks heavy, but I'm sure it's not nearly as...

It looks heavy, but I'm sure it's not nearly as heavy as it looks.
03-11-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By Milton Keynes

I've done that before. Walking on the side of...

I've done that before. Walking on the side of the street, getting ready to cross over to the other side and I instinctively looked up and to the left to see if anything was behind me. Then I...
03-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's an interesting concept but unfortunately...

That's an interesting concept but unfortunately not good for me as I wear prescription glasses. I'd have to have that little mirror on all the time, which would probably look weird. But from the...
01-28-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,466
Posted By Milton Keynes

I can stand up on a bike while riding, no...

I can stand up on a bike while riding, no problem. But I, too have difficulty standing up on the pedals while on a steep climb. I might be able to raise my butt off the saddle a little bit but as...
12-05-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,330
Posted By Milton Keynes

My thoughts exactly, as seen in my previous post...

My thoughts exactly, as seen in my previous post ^^^ .
12-05-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,330
Posted By Milton Keynes

This, definitely. What people don't seem to...

This, definitely. What people don't seem to understand is that exercise is for far more than weight loss. In fact, those of us here seem to realize that exercise is not really for weight loss at...
12-05-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 12,330
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is why my wife would like to get an exercise...

This is why my wife would like to get an exercise bike. If I could afford a Peloton, I'd get one for her.

Maybe that's one reason I think the manufactured outrage over the commercial is just plain...
11-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,299
Posted By Milton Keynes

When the weather gets bad enough to require...

When the weather gets bad enough to require studded tires, I just put my bike on the trainer.
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