Bike Forums - Search Results

Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: BookFinder
Showing results 1 to 50 of 334
Search took 0.12 seconds.
03-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,455
Posted By BookFinder

"Are big box stores promoting a throwaway bike...

"Are big box stores promoting a throwaway bike culture?"

Maybe not everywhere, but where I live, the answer is a definite yes.

Each year we have 30,000, plus or minus a few college students...
03-28-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 631
Posted By BookFinder

Mornings I drink one pot of coffee. Only one,...

Mornings I drink one pot of coffee. Only one, which is down from the two I was consuming between 6 am and noon some 20 years ago.

Now I mostly I drink water, and an occasional Gatorade. My...
03-28-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By BookFinder

Effect of Covid-19 on different areas of life?

Several days ago I posted the same poll and thought I had set it to where a participant could change their vote as their circumstances changed. So I deleted the orgional post and started over. Then...
03-27-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,614
Posted By BookFinder

Yes. We actually have more time to ride now than...

Yes. We actually have more time to ride now than under normal circumstances.
Forum: Foo
03-26-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By BookFinder

Sirjag, sorry to read about your sister and...

Sirjag, sorry to read about your sister and brother in law. Here’s hoping the worst of it passes quickly for them.

The news reported today that it’s in a nursing home where we live. All of the...
03-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 799
Posted By BookFinder

I'll ride until an illness or the infirmities of...

I'll ride until an illness or the infirmities of old age make me stop.

If the powers that be try to stop me, I'll just do like when I was a kid and sneak around as soon as they aren't looking!
Forum: Foo
03-12-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,707
Posted By BookFinder

Who is Pete Townsend?

Who is Pete Townsend?
Forum: Foo
03-10-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,707
Posted By BookFinder

A couple of useful links. Nice graphics at...

A couple of useful links.

Nice graphics at this one with listings by state: Charts of US & Canada (https://coronavirus.1point3acres.com/)

Worldwide infections: Johns Hopkins - big picture of...
03-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 11,660
Posted By BookFinder

Corona-virus notwithstanding, I think riding is...

Corona-virus notwithstanding, I think riding is as safe - or unsafe, as usual.

In other words, the virus is not nearly so worrisome to me as the distracted texters and others reading the news...
Forum: Foo
03-09-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,707
Posted By BookFinder

Covid 19 - what is your personal concern threshold?

It's dominating the news. Part of me says that at my age (65 later this month) I should be concerned. Another part of me thinks the panic is unjustified.

What say ye?

Via edit: Well shucks -...
01-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By BookFinder

:50: What grubetown said. It all boils down...

:50: What grubetown said.

It all boils down to how you plan to use it. The last time I bought a new bike was in 2003. Truth told, the only bikes I've owned that were ridden strictly as they were...
01-17-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By BookFinder

It seems to get good reviews on the mtb specific...

It seems to get good reviews on the mtb specific forums.

If it fits you, and will do the type of riding you want to do, it can likely be a satisfactory purchase. That said, and to quote the Cajun...
Forum: Foo
01-02-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 756
Posted By BookFinder

Scotch...

Scotch...
12-31-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,899
Posted By BookFinder

Saving for later...

Saving for later...
12-30-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,271
Posted By BookFinder

Bicycling is similar to golf in that when it’s...

Bicycling is similar to golf in that when it’s right it is effortless and feels just so. I think you have answered your own question.
12-28-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By BookFinder

I don’t follow a rigid schedule. The best I can...

I don’t follow a rigid schedule. The best I can say is that I do a visual check routinely and a wrench in hand touch and tweak check periodically.
Forum: Introductions
12-27-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 345
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome. I and more than a few others likewise...

Welcome. I and more than a few others likewise fit the old and fat description. You will find good company here! :giver:
12-26-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,899
Posted By BookFinder

My reply is a standard post I have saved in Word....

My reply is a standard post I have saved in Word. All I have to change is the “yo “whoever” part!

:-)
12-26-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 9,899
Posted By BookFinder

:50: Yo zappy007 , welcome to the asylum. If you...

:50: Yo zappy007 , welcome to the asylum. If you have read every page of the feedback to your question, you by now realize that opinions vary widely, and that it is wintertime in many places so...
Forum: Foo
12-25-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By BookFinder

Christmas, a merry one, to all

Annie just stomping about in her boots, entourage following, to give a non-traditional perspective on the mood of the day.

https://youtu.be/ZlsJD8RlhbI

I'm curious about the mythical critter...
12-17-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,528
Posted By BookFinder

I've always seen the Clydesdale horse as a...

I've always seen the Clydesdale horse as a muscular, majestic workhorse that exemplified production in an age when handling a team of horses was a standard tool of the trade in rural America. The...
12-09-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,955
Posted By BookFinder

Age 64 here. I've never been at your level in...

Age 64 here. I've never been at your level in terms of bicycling, but I relate to the challenges along some different lines. The physical trainers where I live define fitness as "the ability to...
12-04-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,362
Posted By BookFinder

Congrats. You should get a lot of enjoyment out...

Congrats. You should get a lot of enjoyment out of that ride.

Half the fun will be the process of "making it your own."
11-12-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,522
Posted By BookFinder

I can certainly accept both of your viewpoints,...

I can certainly accept both of your viewpoints, but knowing the crowd where I am, some of it is ego. In fact, I once heard one of the most competitive of local riders comment "I enjoy seeing the...
11-11-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,763
Posted By BookFinder

True, dat. Likewise, paved roads destroyed...

True, dat.

Likewise, paved roads destroyed it all.
11-10-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,917
Posted By BookFinder

I use my iPhone and MapMyFitness.

I use my iPhone and MapMyFitness.
11-10-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 24,522
Posted By BookFinder

This - I'm now aged 64; my Dad died at 60 of a...

This -
I'm now aged 64; my Dad died at 60 of a stroke, and all of his brothers died of coronary issues. The genetic deck is stacked against me so I figure to just keep doing what I enjoy until I...
11-10-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,698
Posted By BookFinder

Resurrecting an old discussion, but thanks for...

Resurrecting an old discussion, but thanks for posting up these manuals. I just scored a garage find Topanga. It's not showroom clean, but it is in decent shape and was never abused. Everything on it...
Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,317
Posted By BookFinder

Semper Fi on the occasion of the 244th...

Semper Fi on the occasion of the 244th anniversary of our founding.

1972-76

https://youtu.be/A9Q4rQPVhrM
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,682
Posted By BookFinder

In all things moderation... I tried Keto and...

In all things moderation...

I tried Keto and lost weight. Used an app called Carb Manager to monitor intake.

The first week or so was a funky feeling. Around week 4 I decided to go with a...
10-26-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,109
Posted By BookFinder

This - Several years ago I watched a...

This -



Several years ago I watched a video in which a friend struck someone in another vehicle. My friend had a dash-cam mounted and the other person rolled up to the road from on a long...
10-25-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By BookFinder

:50: Absolutely. For example, if you calculate...

:50: Absolutely. For example, if you calculate the price of a fully outfitted fishing boat (live wells, 2-way radio, sonar, etc), licenses, gear and tackle, bait and other stuff, and then divide that...
10-25-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,140
Posted By BookFinder

Haven't said that about bicycles, but I did say...

Haven't said that about bicycles, but I did say on at least one occasion "this will be the last motorcycle I ever buy."

That was 5 motorcycles ago. I've not yet heard the end of it from my wife...
Forum: Foo
10-16-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,603
Posted By BookFinder

I don 't typically delve into personal topics in...

I don 't typically delve into personal topics in these settings but the above post prompts me. In what I call "another life" I was a counselor and have spent thousands of hours with individuals who...
10-12-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome to the asylum. RE, your question:...

Welcome to the asylum.

RE, your question: fit is the critical issue in terms of comfort and one's desire to get on the bike and ride. So when you look at a particular model, discern whether it is...
10-10-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By BookFinder

Thanks. I immediately looked up the family...

Thanks. I immediately looked up the family therapy guy with the same name and his wiki page showed him still living. So I wondered about the background.

Nonetheless, I’m sorry to read of the...
10-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By BookFinder

Of what James Dobson are you speaking?

Of what James Dobson are you speaking?
09-28-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By BookFinder

86 yr old gets a bucket list bike ride

Just one of those fun to read stories.

86 yr old gets bucket list bike ride (https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20190928/woman-86-fulfills-bucket-list-wish-for-first-ever-bike-ride)
09-21-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By BookFinder

Thanks for the update. I’m still reading up on...

Thanks for the update. I’m still reading up on the hubs.
08-31-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,528
Posted By BookFinder

Saddle comfort is my non-negotiable. After that,...

Saddle comfort is my non-negotiable. After that, my tolerance for nuances of geometry, stem length, stand over, and other factors are all flexible.
08-31-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,836
Posted By BookFinder

The IP5s has its own gps chip. The only thing you...

The IP5s has its own gps chip. The only thing you will need is a cycling app to save specific data. I used a 5s until I upgraded to a 7s last year.

Apps: After weeks of reading and several...
08-30-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,325
Posted By BookFinder

You know, I like everything I read about that...

You know, I like everything I read about that bike, but when I look at the funky shifters I cringe.

Am I normal and those who like them weird, or is there something I'm just missing?
Forum: Introductions
08-30-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By BookFinder

Welcome. Back in July 2010 I rode the CDT on...

Welcome.

Back in July 2010 I rode the CDT on a dual sport motorcycle. We saw several mountain-bikers riding the trail while we were on it. In fact, we met a guy in Silver City, NM (about 200 miles...
08-24-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,508
Posted By BookFinder

Yo FlRon I ran across this one again this morning...

Yo FlRon I ran across this one again this morning and am wondering how things are going?

Best to you, and keep the rubber side down!
08-21-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,461
Posted By BookFinder

^^^^ What they all said...

^^^^
What they all said...
08-16-19, 04:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,920
Posted By BookFinder

Not to make light of y'all's snit over balance,...

Not to make light of y'all's snit over balance, but if you go back and read post 55 (i.e., the OP's update), the man has "caught on" and is riding confidently. He is well past any benefit from...
08-16-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,999
Posted By BookFinder

Holy moly - $300 is half the price of the new...

Holy moly - $300 is half the price of the new bike I want!

I learned to ride at age 4 or 5, and aside from "does if feel comfortable" was blissfully ignorant of the nuances of fit until sometime...
08-15-19, 03:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By BookFinder

Interesting reading, this. And perhaps fortuitous...

Interesting reading, this. And perhaps fortuitous for me.

The only reason I've not pulled the trigger on a Motobecane Elite with the Nexus hub is that I've been so busy lately with work that being...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,724
Posted By BookFinder

Lots of factors in play: mode of travel, length...

Lots of factors in play: mode of travel, length of stay, type of destination and available rentals at destination among others.

We've tried both approaches and while it is more comfortable to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19,231
Views: 3,991,645
Posted By BookFinder

A tailbag. Found it in the sale bin and snagged...

A tailbag. Found it in the sale bin and snagged it for $5 because of a wee bit of paint splatter on a strap. The way I see it, the bag doesn’t know the difference. 👍🏼
Showing results 1 to 50 of 334
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.