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07-29-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,160
Posted By BNSF

For multi-days we keep the spare wheels, spare...

For multi-days we keep the spare wheels, spare bikes and all the tools, etc in the support vehicle which follows us.

Don't we all have support vehicles?
07-29-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By BNSF

Sounds like the stuff they coat new brake rotors...

Sounds like the stuff they coat new brake rotors with (for your car) to prevent them from rusting in the box. Sticky and oily. Cleans right up though with brake parts cleaner....
07-23-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,460
Posted By BNSF

Obviously, the safest technique would be to peer...

Obviously, the safest technique would be to peer into each car window and see if the driver's hand is on the door latch, or not. If they're playing with their phones, or applying makeup (to name a...
07-22-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 866
Posted By BNSF

I have to wear some sort of glasses (large ones...

I have to wear some sort of glasses (large ones being better than small) because I have Rosacea and it primarily affects me in my eyes. Specifically, it does something to my tears which makes my...
07-21-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,226
Posted By BNSF

It's just as likely the OP rode past an...

It's just as likely the OP rode past an assortment of "Detour" and "Path Closed" signs to get this far into an otherwise off-limits work area.
07-21-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,040
Posted By BNSF

Is this what you mean? There are no days where...

Is this what you mean? There are no days where you hear racist comments?
07-21-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,128
Posted By BNSF

I had one of the white ones for many years. Not...

I had one of the white ones for many years. Not surprising it was the cheapest model; our family tended to always gravitate to the cheapest of everything even if there were substantially better...
07-21-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,226
Posted By BNSF

It's cute how so many people seem to think road...

It's cute how so many people seem to think road construction and maintenance are supposed to just happen by magic.
07-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By BNSF

I zoomed way in on it.... That's a mean looking...

I zoomed way in on it.... That's a mean looking one! Better use extreme caution.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/480/6ztRfu.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,587
Posted By BNSF

I remember that as a kid, it was exactly 0.4...

I remember that as a kid, it was exactly 0.4 miles around the block that we lived on. So a hundred miles would be 250 times around the block...

Might want to verify that though because who...
07-14-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By BNSF

Totally unrelated of course, but I am reminded of...

Totally unrelated of course, but I am reminded of a winter coat I used to have.... I was suddenly aware of something sharp in the collar which was poking me in the neck. Upon investigation, I found...
07-13-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By BNSF

:thumb: Sounds good to me; I've had good luck...

:thumb: Sounds good to me; I've had good luck with plugs over the years.
07-13-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By BNSF

I'm surprised they didn't make you replace all...

I'm surprised they didn't make you replace all four tires with new ones. Must not have been official Subaru roadside assistance...
07-10-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,099
Posted By BNSF

Making it "official" though requires a call to...

Making it "official" though requires a call to the city x-number of hours or days in advance. More if there is a weekend in-between. The broken water main, gas service or clogged storm sewer that...
07-10-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By BNSF

It kind of makes me wonder if it might have been...

It kind of makes me wonder if it might have been loose in the forks and maybe just fell out while he was driving. Assuming of course it was the kind of bike carrier where the bike hangs from the...
07-08-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,023
Posted By BNSF

Sounds like a rather tiny and exclusive subset...

Sounds like a rather tiny and exclusive subset amongst a world full of bike riders.
07-07-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,023
Posted By BNSF

So the guy who lost his license and commandeers...

So the guy who lost his license and commandeers one of the kid's bikes to get to work everyday... He's not a cyclist?
07-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By BNSF

You're probably heard of "Planned Obsolescence"? ...

You're probably heard of "Planned Obsolescence"? This is "Planned Incompatibility". They don't want you to swap parts around and from brand to brand.
07-06-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By BNSF

Move to Chicago.

Move to Chicago.
06-28-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,260
Posted By BNSF

Yes, but he wraps up his first post by telling us...

Yes, but he wraps up his first post by telling us he's about to begin the process again, looking for a new bike for himself, and is looking here for advice, alternatives or snarkiness.
06-25-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By BNSF

Like I said, I probably should have died at some...

Like I said, I probably should have died at some point. The OP, too. We are statistical anomalies.
06-25-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By BNSF

I rode my old Sears 10-speed for fifteen years...

I rode my old Sears 10-speed for fifteen years and many thousands of miles and used those "safety" brake levers about 99% of the time, and I had no issues either. I suppose by the conventional...
06-19-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
Posted By BNSF

Paths are still crowded here. Crazy busy.

Paths are still crowded here. Crazy busy.
06-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By BNSF

Does he have any older siblings he can inherit a...

Does he have any older siblings he can inherit a bike from? That's the way my parents would have done it.... I probably can't fault them, since at that age they outgrow stuff quick.

It is...
06-03-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,409
Posted By BNSF

I've only been here a few weeks and it quickly...

I've only been here a few weeks and it quickly became obvious to me this is the most snarky and condescending forum I've ever seen.
06-02-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,558
Posted By BNSF

Did your friend dream this up, or did you dream...

Did your friend dream this up, or did you dream that a friend asked this question?
06-02-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By BNSF

Also, I'd assume the transition era from no...

Also, I'd assume the transition era from no braze-ons to one braze-on to two braze-ons was spread over many years. Just like cupholders in cars: used to be there weren't any. Then some models had a...
06-01-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By BNSF

Winter is coming!

Winter is coming!
06-01-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 796
Posted By BNSF

Once upon a time, there weren't any mounts on...

Once upon a time, there weren't any mounts on bikes. We had to improvise.

I think I had one which mounted with metal straps.
05-31-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,354
Posted By BNSF

Hard hats are supposed to be replaced...

Hard hats are supposed to be replaced periodically too, on a pretty aggressive timetable. Every couple years I think? I might look at ours when I'm in the office tomorrow. Besides the plastic shell...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,976
Posted By BNSF

Or on the model railroading forums, where the...

Or on the model railroading forums, where the percent or two of the membership who work for an actual railroad regard all the other members as "just playing with toys".
05-27-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,116
Posted By BNSF

Move the bike out into the sunlight so we can get...

Move the bike out into the sunlight so we can get a better look at the handlebars. Front wheel looks like it's facing straight ahead, but handlebars sure don't.
05-27-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,116
Posted By BNSF

And take a long ride on my motor-bike...

And take a long ride on my motor-bike...
05-27-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,116
Posted By BNSF

Is it better to be a Fred, or a Karen? Or worse?

Is it better to be a Fred, or a Karen? Or worse?
05-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By BNSF

Yep, and the Great Western Trail. Not as close...

Yep, and the Great Western Trail. Not as close for me, but MUCH less busy. Even the "busy" sections through Lombard and Villa Park see but a fraction of the traffic the Prairie Path does. Best...
05-26-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By BNSF

Here in the west suburbs of Chicago, we're...

Here in the west suburbs of Chicago, we're fortunate to have two parallelling paths; one which goes through the downtown of every suburb and has about 100 road crossings, and a second one which is...
05-26-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,662
Posted By BNSF

Consider yourself fortunate to have a lifestyle...

Consider yourself fortunate to have a lifestyle that allows so much travel for personal reasons. Are you retired?
05-22-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,949
Posted By BNSF

Post 18.

Post 18.
05-22-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,949
Posted By BNSF

Fortunately, the "Baby on Board" fad of the 80s...

Fortunately, the "Baby on Board" fad of the 80s and the proliferation of phones and texting we see nowadays didn't have much overlap. But there are still some stragglers.

I recently saw a whole...
05-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,118
Posted By BNSF

From 1997? I'd hate to see the tracking info on...

From 1997? I'd hate to see the tracking info on that!

Oh! You mean its a 1997 model, not that it was shipped in 1997....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,976
Posted By BNSF

Reminds me of thirty years ago when I had a Jeep...

Reminds me of thirty years ago when I had a Jeep CJ-7. This was back in the days when the new Jeep Wranglers were starting to sell like hotcakes, and it had always been traditional for Jeep owners...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,301
Posted By BNSF

I am way up this year, but that comes after low...

I am way up this year, but that comes after low points in 2018 and 2019 with some family member's health issues taking away all my free time. Last big year for me was 2017 and I will probably equal...
05-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,575
Posted By BNSF

It's easy to cherry pick though; I have GMs built...

It's easy to cherry pick though; I have GMs built in Ohio and Michigan while my mom has a Honda Fit made in Mexico. All companies are global now.
05-20-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,074
Posted By BNSF

Or as a last resort, there is always...

Or as a last resort, there is always 1,1,1-trichloroetheyne. It'll clean up anything.... But it might give you cancer.
05-20-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,575
Posted By BNSF

Maybe they were a German family? If I wanted a...

Maybe they were a German family? If I wanted a US-made teddy bear I'd get one from Vermont Teddy Bear Co.
05-20-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,575
Posted By BNSF

When time travel is finally perfected, you can go...

When time travel is finally perfected, you can go back a couple of decades and pick from a much greater selection of US-made bikes.
05-20-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,392
Posted By BNSF

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down...

I am confused. Are these guys "speeding down hills" riding on the sidewalks, or are the pedestrians walking in the road?
05-19-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,363
Posted By BNSF

There was a rule against it? I wonder why.... ...

There was a rule against it? I wonder why.... Safety, perhaps.

My freshman dorm had a big room in the basement where we could lock bikes up. The next year, I moved to the building across the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,976
Posted By BNSF

Obviously they are just poseurs. Everyone knows...

Obviously they are just poseurs. Everyone knows it's tacky to ride on the MUP. I read it right here on the forum!
05-18-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,125
Posted By BNSF

How about in a birthday suit?

How about in a birthday suit?
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