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03-30-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,018
Posted By peterjm76

Wave rate

What was your wave rate on your last ride? I try to keep a 90+% and wave at as many cyclists as I see. I notice that it isn’t the norm, but I think it ought to be. Loosen up your spandex and give...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,199,556
Posted By mattia76

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My Rivendell Sam Hillborne serves as my commuter to...
03-27-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By woodcraft

Shelter in place projects

Making a table for the dining room- actually project/ workout room.

Cherry, from planks that were about to be tossed at the dump.

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03-26-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,029
Posted By canklecat

Because people suck when they feel protected from...

Because people suck when they feel protected from consequences.

Outside those metal cocoons, suddenly that superpower courage evaporates.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Repent a little bit and the churches won’t feel...

Repent a little bit and the churches won’t feel as hot. ;)
03-26-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,029
Posted By Retro Grouch

Sometimes the best response is no response.

Sometimes the best response is no response.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well... ...

Well...

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03-26-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By JanMM

Nope, there are no appropriate BF subforums for...

Nope, there are no appropriate BF subforums for discussions of electric scooters/motorcycles/whatever such as what you now have. Except maybe Foo?
03-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By rydabent

Using common sense and logic which is rather...

Using common sense and logic which is rather uncommon these days, there is to reason not to let people get out and ride. Solo riding tho would be the logical thing to do. People quickly get cabin...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Russ Roth

Not doing any better. With 3 kids and new online...

Not doing any better. With 3 kids and new online learning I'm just overwhelmed as the wife is busy still working full-time. I just ordered a pair of laptops from Newegg for 2 of them, some refurbs...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 703,168
Posted By slowgo

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Got the R3 today. Didn’t get it put together until after dark, so just a spin...
03-23-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,680
Posted By Daniel4

With so many places closed or people working from...

With so many places closed or people working from home, you'd expect motor vehicle traffic to be low and much safer.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By noglider

RidingMatthew, what kind of work do you do? In...

RidingMatthew, what kind of work do you do? In New York State, most people are not allowed to go to work unless their jobs are designated as essential. Interestingly, bike shops are marked essential....
Forum: Touring
03-21-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4,439
Views: 2,131,509
Posted By PedalingWalrus

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Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By Tundra_Man

I decided that if I were to get the mandate to...

I decided that if I were to get the mandate to work from home, I'd probably ride to the office and back every morning before I started just to be ornery (and to keep my fitness up.)
03-03-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,544
Posted By SteelBanana

Stationary bicycles are wonderful places to hang...

Stationary bicycles are wonderful places to hang laundry.
03-03-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By wolfchild

I am more concerned about distracted drivers...

I am more concerned about distracted drivers around me than about coronavirus.
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,134
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
Forum: Touring
03-01-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 4,439
Views: 2,131,509
Posted By mbusky

I hammock camped the AT in 2014 so I can say that...

I hammock camped the AT in 2014 so I can say that the C&O should not be any problem at all. I tented the GAP and C&O last fall but would have not been troubled at all if I had hammock camped. There...
02-26-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 204,134
Posted By Matadors

Coffee Outside ...

Coffee Outside
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Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By RoadKill

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think...

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think it was about 11 or 12 mph. I always beat their times.
For example, my commute home is shown on Google Maps to be about 43 minutes, The slowest I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Just Mark

bampilot06 I made it over the new bridge to...

bampilot06 I made it over the new bridge to Hatteras Island on Sunday morning and wanted to let you know that the bridge does have good clearance for cycling. I there was a lot of debris (rocks,...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By HardyWeinberg

24F, dry, nice ...

24F, dry, nice


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Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,181
Posted By ThermionicScott

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross"...

Counterpoint: I never really got "cyclocross" bikes. Sure, most of what was marketed as "cyclocross" or "cross" to the recreational market was more capable than a pure road bike (more tire clearance,...
02-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,468
Posted By Miele Man

I took Arctic Warfare exercises whilst in the...

I took Arctic Warfare exercises whilst in the army. The biggest difference between Arctic winter and winter in the south is that in the south it's often cold AND wet whereas in the Arctic it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19,244
Views: 3,999,098
Posted By aprieto28

New Bike

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Forum: Commuting
02-15-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By sam21fire

New Personal Record

I know this may not sound like much for some folks, but I set a personal record for low temperature on my ride to work yesterday... -10F with a wind chill of -24 according to the NWS. Yes, it can...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By mgw4jc

Tundra_Man - you need an "Activate Tire Spikes"...

Tundra_Man - you need an "Activate Tire Spikes" button on your handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,199,556
Posted By fooferdoggie

my first e bike that got returned I needed a...

my first e bike that got returned I needed a chain to lock it because no lock without work would go around it. got the idea for a box and as soon as I built it I thought of making out of Lego. took...
02-01-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,231
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I suggest you trade in your rear video equipment...

I suggest you trade in your rear video equipment for an old fashioned low tech mirror and use it often enough to be aware of motor vehicles that are shadowing you at 12-15 mph for over a mile.
01-31-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,165
Posted By CAT7RDR

Still missing Emma Pooley. It was nice to have an...

Still missing Emma Pooley. It was nice to have an elite world class athlete on the show.
01-31-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,083
Posted By biker128pedal

Bamboo is so yesterday. Perlys Possum socks. ...

Bamboo is so yesterday. Perlys Possum socks. :50:

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Forum: Commuting
01-31-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,177
Posted By pdlamb

The answer to this thread's question is obvious...

The answer to this thread's question is obvious right now: ride in the depths of winter and you're very unlikely to get sweat in your eyes.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,199,556
Posted By Miele Man

I have an Old-School MIELE MTB that now has a...

I have an Old-School MIELE MTB that now has a dropbar, and Alivio (older style) V-brake calipers and Tectro V-brake levers that I use for getting around in winter. I have it shod with 26" x 2.125"...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,030
Posted By noglider

Last night, I brought my bike into the apartment...

Last night, I brought my bike into the apartment to give it some small mechanical tweaks. It leaned up against the wall after I was done, and as I was eating my breakfast, admiring my bike, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 15,396
Posted By Hypno Toad

These are all commuter bikes, depending on the...

These are all commuter bikes, depending on the weather, what I'm bringing with me, and my schedule:
...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By wphamilton

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist...

Looks like I'm commuting again, in an odd twist to the same place! Unless there's snafu in the paperwork and red tape I'll be a consultant for the parent company of the one I just left!

Only...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By mgw4jc

Much shorter than normal commute for me after...

Much shorter than normal commute for me after dropping the family minivan off for some regular maintenance. I pulled up into the drop off queue right behind a pickup truck with a license plate...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 878:

Unseasonably warm this morning at 33F. There was a pretty stiff headwind as rode out to our company office for the first time in five weeks, which is...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By wgscott

Legally, there are two reasons to use a horn: ...

Legally, there are two reasons to use a horn:

1. To avoid an accident.
2. To alert others to your presence when going around a blind turn.

As a means of expressing the directive "Get the...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By bpcyclist

I've only been to Chicago four or five times and...

I've only been to Chicago four or five times and have no clue what the drivers are like. Oh yeah, forgot--I did breifly live there for a couple of months. Totally forgot. But still, I don't know...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By mgw4jc

We have one more day getting to 60+, then your...

We have one more day getting to 60+, then your colder temps reach NC.

I forgot to mention the co-worker who told me she got a Peloton bike for Christmas and has been riding it every day so far....
01-13-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By biketampa

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Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 8,995
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 871:

First day back after taking an unexpected week off work due to Influenza A. Still not feeling great, but feeling good enough I guess. You definitely...
01-12-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Darth Lefty

"Everybody Complains About The Weather" is the...

"Everybody Complains About The Weather" is the subtitle of the How Was Your Commute Today thread

Thank you for the Twain reference too.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19,244
Views: 3,999,098
Posted By canklecat

I'd be interested in hearing how those work out....

I'd be interested in hearing how those work out. I'm considering some easy on/off fenders for one of my bikes (all purpose street, light gravel, etc). I've used standard SKS Bluemels but don't really...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15,310
Views: 11,199,556
Posted By Darth Lefty

New bike day! Obligatory white garage door photos...

New bike day! Obligatory white garage door photos

...
01-05-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By tgenec86

Weather Rock: a dry rock means fair weather....

Weather Rock:

a dry rock means fair weather.
a wet rock means it's raining.
a dusty rock means a dust storm.
a swaying rock means it's windy.
a shadow under the rock means it's sunny.
a hot...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By alcjphil

As a long time(39+ year) cross country skiier, I...

As a long time(39+ year) cross country skiier, I can tell you that your glasses will always fog up when you stop moving, so just don't stop. There is no magic solution for this, just keep moving, air...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19,244
Views: 3,999,098
Posted By znomit

Massive quads.

Massive quads.
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