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04-06-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 17,023
Posted By sumgy

Better to keep off the shared paths during COVID....

Better to keep off the shared paths during COVID. Too many walkers, runners, dogs and families.
Roads are quieter and safer.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By BobbyG

Losing My Mojo...

For me, the great thing about bike commuting is how it kills 3 birds with one stone.

Obviously it's my daily fitness.

Then there's the gumption factor. Unlike with stationary exercise...
Forum: Touring
03-27-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,651
Posted By smudgy

UKFan4Sure, Thanks for the positive comments. I...

UKFan4Sure, Thanks for the positive comments. I have been bike touring for years and sometimes people ask me about it. I started the videos as a way to show people what bike touring is about. For me...
03-23-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Korina

Cargo nets are da bomb! And this Schwinn(!)...

Cargo nets are da bomb!

And this Schwinn(!) cargo trailer (https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Tripper-Cargo-Trailer-Grey/dp/B01N260A8D/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=schwinn+trailer&qid=1585004038&sr=8-3) seems...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By BobbyG

A memorable ride in this morning....

Facebook reminded me it was on this date, March 23rd in 2012, in the morning that I resumed riding to work after a bulging disk in my neck changed my life in September 2010. I didn't ride for over a...
03-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By Maelochs

flangehead has a good set-up. Looking at that,...

flangehead has a good set-up. Looking at that, you can see that with enough bungees he could build a structure three feet tall on top of what he's got.
FBOATSB 's idea of the duffel over the rack...
03-22-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By cooker

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening...

Excellent, but I'm not sure about strengthening bones as it is mostly non weight bearing. Do you have a source for that? I think I read that Tour de France riders lose bone mass over the tour, but...
03-20-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,279
Posted By livedarklions

A friendly amendment to this--it's also about how...

A friendly amendment to this--it's also about how to keep your riding legal in an environment of constantly changing orders.

Updates about what regulations are being imposed and how they're being...
03-18-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By staehpj1

My spring trip is off. A trip later in the year...

My spring trip is off. A trip later in the year remains flexible but doubtful. I'd probably do the same even if I was younger, but I am old enough (69 in June) to be in a somewhat elevated risk group...
03-18-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By trailz

Yup. Like just about every event here in the...

Yup. Like just about every event here in the Chicago area, canceled.

Still, I'd like to thank everyone for their input to help me put together a few posters.
Feel free to share these if you find...
03-17-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,363
Posted By Papa Tom

Russ brings up a good point, one that I, perhaps...

Russ brings up a good point, one that I, perhaps like many others, have been sweeping under the carpet while the debate continues about when the virus will end. What I'm afraid to think about right...
03-16-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By wolfchild

If it's recreational riding that's banned it...

If it's recreational riding that's banned it would be very easy to get around it and fool the authorities...Don't make yourself look like a racer on a training ride, instead make yourself look like...
03-16-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By livedarklions

I doubt it will come to that, but we will...

I doubt it will come to that, but we will continue to see restrictions and closures we really thought we'd never see.

No matter how you slice it, a lot of people are going to go broke in the next...
Forum: Northeast
03-16-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8,696
Views: 988,831
Posted By jimmuller

[/color] Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes....

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Jim-f-B, thanks for the well wishes. Actually, I wishes it hadn't happened but second best is wishes it turns out better sooner. Sharon is doing well.

That guy who helped us deserves the...
03-15-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 326
Posted By coffeesnob

Day 2 with no sports

Day 2 with no sports, found a lady on my couch. Apparently I’m married to her. She seems nice
03-15-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By bpcyclist

My bike does not leave my sight except at one...

My bike does not leave my sight except at one store, which has 24-hour security that is located right where the bikes are locked. Other than that, my bike comes inside with me or I do not take it.
03-14-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Maelochs

Wait ... he mentioned chain lube. Is he...

Wait ... he mentioned chain lube.

Is he using the best chain lube? Discuss.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,069
Posted By wolfchild

The lesson here is that, you should never ever...

The lesson here is that, you should never ever carry important personal items on a bike inside panniers....I always carry personal items like a cell phone, wallet, house keys, car keys, credit cards...
Forum: Touring
03-13-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By Steve B.

You could AMTRAK to Boston, then catch the ferry...

You could AMTRAK to Boston, then catch the ferry to Provincetown and west from there.
03-11-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By bpcyclist

I work very hard not to be angry. It solves...

I work very hard not to be angry. It solves nothing and is bad fo rmy health. That said, my riding is absolutely critical to managing my sometimes quite nasty bipolar disorder. I would really be up a...
03-11-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By BobbyG

When I was younger I would take out my anger and...

When I was younger I would take out my anger and rage on my bike...mashing a bike pedal is much safer and more therapeutic than mashing a gas pedal, both mentally and physically.

But here is my...
03-08-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,225
Posted By canklecat

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something...

Don't kid yourself. I'm 62. My 30something friends have it tougher than I did in my 30s. Everything costs more but they get paid less, relative to the cost of living. There are fewer opportunities...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,528
Posted By BobbyG

Those weird-angle intersections and junctions are...

Those weird-angle intersections and junctions are so New England. And the narrow shoulders and roads are typical for older towns and cities. I like how you give a small wave to stopped cross...
03-04-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 21,531
Posted By Nyah

I also would not recommend leaving the bicycle...

I also would not recommend leaving the bicycle anywhere unattended. It's the least likely to cause anyone a problem, and least likely a problem should occur to it, if you keep it under your control....
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,528
Posted By rumrunn6

I do, watching them helps me fall asleep from...

I do, watching them helps me fall asleep from boredom. after a ride, I'll edit a a cpl minutes together & throw them up on youtube, then delete them from my camera card. no need to save stuff I'll...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,528
Posted By BobbyG

I've been recording my rides for almost 6 years...

I've been recording my rides for almost 6 years now. It's mostly in case something bad happens. Initially I wanted to save everything, but I quickly decided that if nothing remarkable happened to...
03-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By Miele Man

Helmet or glasses mounted mirror allows you to...

Helmet or glasses mounted mirror allows you to see what's behind you whilst still being able to see traffic ahead of you. I like the Take-a-look mirror for use on my sunglasses. I also have a helmet...
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 425
Posted By genec

A different headphone rant... Use headphones... PLEASE!

Yeah, same guy, slightly different subject... this time I am here to ask you to please use headphones.

Twice in the last two days I was stuck in a public area, waiting... for different...
03-01-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ironfish653

I agree with the right for you to express your...

I agree with the right for you to express your opinion re: Toe Clips, and, yes, they are much cheaper, though the OP was asking about cycling specific shoes, most of which are clipless compatible,...
02-29-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,040
Posted By Riveting

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an...

Once upon a time, not that long ago in 2013, an epic ride was a flat 10 mile commute to work, then 40 miles with a group, then 70, then 100, then 200, then it was a 325 mile 24 hr solo ride, then it...
Forum: Foo
02-29-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 774
Posted By hazetguy

https://bobbiblogger.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/d...

https://bobbiblogger.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/daylight1.jpg
02-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,040
Posted By Doug64

I think an "epic" ride is a relative perception...

I think an "epic" ride is a relative perception based on the experience of the individual, and the bar for what constitutes an epic ride gets higher as experience is gained. It looks like we have...
Forum: Touring
02-28-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By smudgy

If you are credit card touring and you have...

If you are credit card touring and you have things planned out and you know where you are going to be each night, I say Yes. Book the room. I think there is something to be said for being spontaneous...
02-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By cooker

It's not just about cycling. Having...

It's not just about cycling.

Having backup/alternate plans: unfortunately, bikes are a bit less reliable than cars, so having a backup bike, or being aware of the location of shareable bikes, or...
02-25-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not car-free, but I'm a 28-year bike...

I'm not car-free, but I'm a 28-year bike commuter, so I guess I'm car-light, and have surprised myself at what I can do on a bike.

I'm 58 and the health, physical and mental benefits cannot be...
02-23-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,459
Posted By Ghazmh

A few miles west of Boston has great year-round...

A few miles west of Boston has great year-round cycling with short drives to other really good cycling areas. Access to cycling friendly roads right out my front door will always be a dominating...
02-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,546
Posted By mstateglfr

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a...

It's a spin bike, so yeah- there is a handle/knob/lever to adjust resistance.
Why is that something that seems odd? do you expect it to adjust for resistance through telepathy?
Shifting requires...
02-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,675
Posted By Bill in VA

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling...

While there are exceptions, as a rule my feeling is if pedestrians have to AVOID or MOVE for the cyclist on a sideWALK, the cyclist should not be there. I feel this way as a pedestrian AND as a...
02-20-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,675
Posted By livedarklions

Local conditions can trump any general rule. ...

Local conditions can trump any general rule.

There's a lot of these threads as well as threads about MUPs. What's always obvious after a few heated exchanges is that people picture very different...
Forum: Northeast
02-16-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,657
Posted By zacster

They can't stop you from riding in the streets...

They can't stop you from riding in the streets but they can stop you from riding on any road not normally for cyclists, like the FDR or the BQE or the bridges. These are closed and paid for by the...
02-15-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,288
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...did anyone actually watch the...

...


...did anyone actually watch the "presentation" ? I would love to have firmer-feeling skin and thicker-looking hair. :love:
02-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,121
Posted By Slightspeed

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride...

I have two younger brothers (I'm 70) who ride motorcyles, and they think I'm crazy to still ride on the road. One even said I should get one of those Peleton things and compete online or whatever. I...
02-12-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,121
Posted By Doug64

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety...

This is a good idea. I am involved in bike safety instruction with our school district, and have worked with many 5th graders starting with the basics on the school grounds. I have also worked with...
01-31-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,442
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, it's a hybrid between Germanic and...

Basically, it's a hybrid between Germanic and Romance language, with borrowed "rules" getting applied in weird and inconsistent ways. Bicycle is a borrowed French word, and kept a Frenchish...
01-25-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 181,667
Posted By PilotFishBob

:thumb: Here's a 2 1/2 minute clip with this from...

:thumb: Here's a 2 1/2 minute clip with this from 'Project A'. Bikes everywhere... The usual Chan mix of action and comedy, the man could work with anything....
01-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By jppe

RideForEarl

There was a “semi-organized” ride today in honor of Earl Gillon who was hit and killed while riding two weeks ago. The organizer was one of the folks that worked in the local Trek bike shop where...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By locolobo13

Last year my job moved. Previously I lived <5 mi...

Last year my job moved. Previously I lived <5 mi from work. Rode to work almost every day. Car free? No. Just enjoy riding. But it did keep my car mileage down.

Now I live ~25 mi from work. Tried...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,443
Posted By BobbyG

I think it's a valid question to ask in the...

I think it's a valid question to ask in the Commuting Forum. Obviously the goal of folks in the Car Free forum is to become (or stay) car free. But what about bike commuters?

The title of this...
01-21-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By 2manybikes

I think it would be safer to build a bonfire in...

I think it would be safer to build a bonfire in the living room and throw it in the fire. Just use a stick to get it out of the fire.
Bonus `~ you can make smores while cooking the bike.
01-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,713
Posted By wolfchild

Why warm up a bike ??….What's the point ??

Why warm up a bike ??….What's the point ??
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