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01-19-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By BobbyG

Akil bastadir, yasta degil. (A man is as wise...

Akil bastadir, yasta degil.
(A man is as wise as his head, not his years.)
01-17-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By BobbyG

Two grand-kids, and one...

Two grand-kids, and one great-grand-daughter...(who is my mother-in-law's great-great-grand-daughter).
01-16-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 788
Posted By BobbyG

Scary...glad it wasn't worse. Wishing you a...

Scary...glad it wasn't worse. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
01-16-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 959
Posted By BobbyG

If you can, bring one or more 55-gallon plastic...

If you can, bring one or more 55-gallon plastic trash bags (made to fit 55-gallon drums). That way, if they object to the cycle being dirty, you can easily place it in the bag.
01-16-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By BobbyG

I looked at their site...why so dark? However...

I looked at their site...why so dark?
However the bikes are attractive, in the modern style.
01-16-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By BobbyG

Ouch! Glad you're okay.

Ouch! Glad you're okay.
01-16-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 221
Posted By BobbyG

When I got a new commuter bike in 2015, I...

When I got a new commuter bike in 2015, I designated my old MTB-based commuter as my snow bike for winter. From late October to mid April it wears Suomi Nokian W-106 Studded snow tires. The tread...
01-14-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and started putting a light on the...

I commute and started putting a light on the front and rear of my helmet a few years ago. I feel it helps me be seen over cars in traffic. If you are mainly out on desolate two-lane roads, that may...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By BobbyG

A bulging disk in my neck kept me off the bike...

A bulging disk in my neck kept me off the bike for a year from Sept 2010 to Sept 2011. It was pure, unrelenting agony for the first 3 months. Although I was unsure if I'd ever ride again, my goal...
01-13-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By BobbyG

The full WU site is still great and I use it on...

The full WU site is still great and I use it on my laptop and desktop computers.
01-13-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By BobbyG

My two (okay,25 cents). If you are going to ride...

My two (okay,25 cents). If you are going to ride in traffic, as in commuting, then choose the light that has better side visibility. I prefer multi-LED lights with at least one "bulb" pointing off...
01-13-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By BobbyG

It's down hill almost all the way on that first...

It's down hill almost all the way on that first leg.
01-12-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Posted By BobbyG

Didn't Quite Complete My Birthday Ride...

I did 55 and 56, but last year (57) my father passed away the day before my birthday. He called me from the hospital the night before to tell me to fly in ASAP. He caught me on my ride home from...
01-12-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By BobbyG

As my people say, "May his memory be a blessing"....

As my people say, "May his memory be a blessing". Sorry for your loss.
01-12-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By BobbyG

In my 40s I started having issues with my...

In my 40s I started having issues with my straight-bar MTB-based commuter. I added in-board bar-ends to give me more hand positions. Then I added a "clip-on" aero bar. But after 10-years of that I...
01-12-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome to bikeforums. There are some nice,...

Welcome to bikeforums. There are some nice, road-ish folding bikes out there. You could probably stick one in a closet or under a bed.
01-12-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Posted By BobbyG

I love the camera angles, especially the one...

I love the camera angles, especially the one between the tire and the fender! You are fortunate to have such beautiful trails to ride!
01-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 446
Posted By BobbyG

I am a big fan of reflective tape! ...

I am a big fan of reflective tape!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E
01-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By BobbyG

No, but I've noticed this myself. Since I keep...

No, but I've noticed this myself. Since I keep my bikes outside in an unheated shed, and I commute year-round, it's nice to not have to stand in the cold and top off the tires most mornings. I can...
01-08-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 754
Posted By BobbyG

As you will discover on bikeforums, seats are a...

As you will discover on bikeforums, seats are a very personal issue. A lot depends on how you ride...upright, leaned forward, etc. For some styles, padding can exacerbate the problem, but for other...
01-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 589
Posted By BobbyG

Three things... 1) In my late 20's I used to...

Three things...
1) In my late 20's I used to swim a mile a morning for 4 years. I developed an allergy to chlorine and had to stop. Two years later I got in a pool and swam three lengths and my...
01-08-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,457
Posted By BobbyG

Look...look, suppose you were out (bike) riding...

Look...look, suppose you were out (bike) riding and you came to that stream and you wanted to ford over...You couldn't make it, it's too deep!
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

That was my bar setup on my snow bike until this...

That was my bar setup on my snow bike until this fall when I converted that bikes to drops.
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1184223-count-me-one-converted.html
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

On another route there is a 1/2 mile downhill...

On another route there is a 1/2 mile downhill where I regularly see low to mid 30s with little or no effort. a few years ago I used to pump it there and see how fast I could ride. I hit 44mph once,...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

The Wind Beneath My Wheels...

I usually average 13 mph over the 9 mile mostly downhill ride to work. This morning I had a stiff tailwind and for the first 6 miles I averaged 31 mph! The last 2 miles were mostly into the wind,...
01-06-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
Posted By BobbyG

I can't think of any off the top of my head. I...

I can't think of any off the top of my head. I think it's human nature to better remember negative, or threatening incidence.

However, I know that over 27+years of serious bike commuting I have...
01-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By BobbyG

"Look out kid It's somethin' you did God...

"Look out kid
It's somethin' you did
God knows when
But you're doing it again"
01-05-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By BobbyG

I understand where you're coming from, however,...

I understand where you're coming from, however, google only mentions expected chance of precipitation, not the expected rainfall. A 90% chance of.001 inch of rain is not an issue, but a 90% chance...
01-05-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By BobbyG

Everybody Complains About the Weather...

...the Weather Underground Android app that is.
The best, most comprehensive, most user-friendly, best loved weather app for android was bought by IBM who immediately replaced it with a completely...
01-05-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By BobbyG

I usually only forget things my wife tells me,...

I usually only forget things my wife tells me, like "honey-dos", and that's if I can even hear them in the first place.
01-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By BobbyG

...on the other hand, if the bike and kit were...

...on the other hand, if the bike and kit were used in an advertisement for the business, they may become deductible as a business expense, or subsidized by the firm. Also, while the market for...
01-05-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,457
Posted By BobbyG

I would worry about being visible on the street...

I would worry about being visible on the street since I mostly commute. I know they have masts and streamers for added visible height, and as you can see from my avatar, I'm big into lights and...
01-03-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By BobbyG

Everybody's built differently, so my experience...

Everybody's built differently, so my experience may not apply to you, but I bike commute with a backpack. On two bikes I rack my pack, but on my rackless, old 12-speed I wear my backpack. Of course...
01-02-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
01-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know what brand I use, but I wear a...

I don't know what brand I use, but I wear a loose, but still stretchy generic atheletic/active pants that breath. In fact there is a slightly perforate panel down the sides. This works for me down...
01-02-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,063
Posted By BobbyG

I've always been tight. I ran track and...

I've always been tight. I ran track and cross-country when I was 14. I could finally touch my toes after 6 months of stretching. I quit track the next year and haven;t been able to touch my toes...
01-02-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 890
Posted By BobbyG

I agree with your assesment. It will be...

I agree with your assesment. It will be interesting to see how this actually plays out.
12-31-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,147
Posted By BobbyG

For the record; I have no reason to believe...

For the record; I have no reason to believe xetaprime is racist or a white supremacist. He did a spectacular job of painting and restoring his bicycle, and he did it as a tribute to the car in the...
12-31-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,147
Posted By BobbyG

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_E._Lee

A beautiful paint job can't hide an ugly legacy.
But, ironically, it's now a free country, unlike Lee's plantation...

from Wikipedia:"Lee's cruelty...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,563
Posted By BobbyG

Somebody had mentioned this on the Lincolnwood...

Somebody had mentioned this on the Lincolnwood Time-Machine Facebook group and I thought of you. Use it in health!
12-28-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,264
Posted By BobbyG

Ride to Denver. The northernmost part of...

Ride to Denver. The northernmost part of Colorado Springs is 54 Miles from the southernmost part of Denver, so technically I've ridden that distance as my longest ride was 56 miles for my 56th...
12-28-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By BobbyG

Not much salt used in Colorado Springs, but lots...

Not much salt used in Colorado Springs, but lots of sand. My 1997 Nishiki Blazer is super tough. I clean the 3x7 drivedrain occasionally. Full fenders help.
12-28-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,026
Posted By BobbyG

Polite cyclists use a bell for pedestrians, and...

Polite cyclists use a bell for pedestrians, and if no acknowledgement, then maybe a toot on the horn, and then if there is no response from a pedestrian, polite cyclists slow or stop, and yield to...
12-27-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By BobbyG

12 miles in the morning.

12 miles in the morning.
12-26-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By BobbyG

...that is a great effort! :thumb: As far as...

...that is a great effort! :thumb:

As far as average speed and distance...what kind of bike are you riding, what kind of tires, and what kind of condition is it in..because that can make a huge...
12-25-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By BobbyG

Enjoy!

Enjoy!
12-25-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By BobbyG

I knew a guy who had focused dystonia in is...

I knew a guy who had focused dystonia in is facial muscles. Botox injections would help for a few days. Also just applying pressure with fingers would usually help somewhat in the very short term,...
12-25-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ThId6i07pw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ThId6i07pw
12-23-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By BobbyG

A few winters back I tried lighter mittens with...

A few winters back I tried lighter mittens with breathable gloves underneath. They kept my fingers warmm but not sweaty. But my thumbs were cold. Also, the mittens worked fine on my old 12-speed...
12-22-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,215
Posted By BobbyG

YOB 1962. While I commute to work 4 days a week,...

YOB 1962. While I commute to work 4 days a week, I try to get a longer weekend ride in since I don't ride most Mondays. I had a two hour window each day this weekend, but let them pass. I felt a...
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