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Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpcyclist

Might I suggest upping yout headlight game a bit?...

Might I suggest upping yout headlight game a bit? There are plenty of terrific lights that are not terribly expensive that will illuminate even a country roadway in heavy cloud cover at midnight like...
01-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By bpcyclist

You are quite obviously certainly entitled to...

You are quite obviously certainly entitled to your take, though I don't share it. That said, I hve been tall and quite thin my entire life--just to be clear. At one point in my life, I performed...
01-20-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 474
Posted By bpcyclist

I am so sorry this happened to you. For some...

I am so sorry this happened to you. For some reason, I have managed to set up my Keo Max pedals so they are super easy to unclip. I think I must have them on the lowest tension (it's been so long...
01-20-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By bpcyclist

Huh.

Huh.
Forum: Introductions
01-19-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By bpcyclist

Welcome aboard!!

Welcome aboard!!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By bpcyclist

That is one awfully clean bicycle...

That is one awfully clean bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 139,919
Posted By bpcyclist

THC on a MUP? Noooooo.

THC on a MUP? Noooooo.
01-19-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 272
Posted By bpcyclist

I think you should stop using the word "obese" to...

I think you should stop using the word "obese" to refer to yourself. I personally believe it is an unkind, mean, even, pejorative term that fails to acknowledge the absolutely incredible job you've...
01-19-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By bpcyclist

Out here in the Land Of The Endless Rain...

Out here in the Land Of The Endless Rain (Portland/ Seattle), we put our bikes in a greaaaaat big shower every time we go for a ride, pretty much every day from early November to May. It rains...
01-19-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By bpcyclist

I live right in the city and my building has no...

I live right in the city and my building has no outside hose situation. I keep a towel I don't care about in the garage and wipe the bike down fairly well after a ride, more so in the wet, obviously....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By bpcyclist

Katie Kookaburra is a quite sensible and modest...

Katie Kookaburra is a quite sensible and modest Manchester rider who chronciles her stuff on youtube. Not really a youtube person, though I do confess to watching animal rescues regularly, as they...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpcyclist

I would also just add that, if you think you are...

I would also just add that, if you think you are going to be out there at night for 75 or 100 miles or whatever, take multiple headlights. Especially if you are riding out of town, in the country,...
01-19-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By bpcyclist

I am a not half-bad little tire installer. So I...

I am a not half-bad little tire installer. So I thought. Don't have any special tools, just levers and usually, use my hands. Got tired of getting so many flats on my Vittorias, so just gave up and...
01-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By bpcyclist

How about some headlights and taillights and...

How about some headlights and taillights and helmets for the next time we go riding at dawn or dusk in greater Istanbul? Or perhaps this was a trip to some extreme northern latitude and it was noon?...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By bpcyclist

Game ovahhhh!

Game ovahhhh!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 191
Posted By bpcyclist

75 miles tonight on mostly back roads out toward...

75 miles tonight on mostly back roads out toward Mt. Hood. No snow or ice, fortunately. Don't have all my numbers because puter somehow stopped recording after 2 hours. I dunno. Raining pretty good...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By bpcyclist

5 1/2 hours on the bike tonight, half in the...

5 1/2 hours on the bike tonight, half in the middle of nowhere country, half maybe in town. Zero shoulder in the country, so, I was out in the lane a bit the whole way. Passed by multiple trucks and...
01-19-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By bpcyclist

Yep. It happens.

Yep. It happens.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpcyclist

Quite sure I am going to get in big trouble for...

Quite sure I am going to get in big trouble for posting this, but--Amen, brother.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpcyclist

I pray before every single ride.

I pray before every single ride.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By bpcyclist

Nothing is worth getting doored for. Just suck it...

Nothing is worth getting doored for. Just suck it up and take the lane.
01-18-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By bpcyclist

Personally, I would pay far more attention to the...

Personally, I would pay far more attention to the lux measurement and the beam pattern than the claimed lumens. Companies use all kinds of BS tricks to jack their lumen claims--it may not mean a damn...
01-18-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By bpcyclist

I tend not to freak out over relatively minor,...

I tend not to freak out over relatively minor, "cosmetic" CF frame finish issues, but the pattern and some of the depth of some of those makes me personally a little uncomfy. Do you kow if the owner...
Forum: Introductions
01-18-20, 02:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By bpcyclist

Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
01-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By bpcyclist

I found myself riding yesterday on a MUP, pitch...

I found myself riding yesterday on a MUP, pitch dark, but lots of totally hard-to-see homeless people use it. At some point, I realized I was totally spacing out and not paying the least attention to...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
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...
01-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,118
Posted By bpcyclist

Wow. I guess it's all just what you are used to....

Wow. I guess it's all just what you are used to. Here, 58F is shorts and shoret sleeves riding. And lots fo smiles.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By bpcyclist

2020 Deals Discussion Thread

I know this has been done before, but it's a new year and I'm starting a new one. Hope that's okay.
Only guidance is to post any killer deals you have come across that are timely and related to road...
01-16-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,606
Posted By bpcyclist

Generally, I ride for the cardio and brain...

Generally, I ride for the cardio and brain benefits and because it makes me happy, usually. But sometimes, I get out there, and I just sort of piddle around for awhile. Look at the houses. Look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,439
Posted By bpcyclist

^^^^ This. Never be afraid to take the lane.

^^^^ This. Never be afraid to take the lane.
01-16-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 908
Posted By bpcyclist

Maybe something like the interface between a ski...

Maybe something like the interface between a ski boot and binding? Or a clipless pedal?
01-16-20, 05:05 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 27,698
Posted By bpcyclist

You might want to post this on the General...

You might want to post this on the General Cycling Forum. as a new thread. There will be a lot more traffic there for you. I am not familiar with that particular Trek. Also, when you make the new...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,630
Posted By bpcyclist

Very interesting thread, for me. I do 95-+% of my...

Very interesting thread, for me. I do 95-+% of my riding at night. My usual daily ride departs my place downtown Portlandish at 430 AM and finishes up anywhere from 630 on a quickie to maybe 11-12,...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By bpcyclist

After two 30-mile rides in the rain: ...

After two 30-mile rides in the rain:
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wo rides in rain after having been totally clean...
01-16-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By bpcyclist

I actually live in such terror of losing my...

I actually live in such terror of losing my glasses that I often don't even bring them with me anymore. I broke a pair that were in a pocket a few months ago, I guess pedaling too hard. I dunno....
01-16-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By bpcyclist

I have used a helmet light for years in town. I...

I have used a helmet light for years in town. I recently bought a new headlight with a super wide beam pattern and I have found that it is lighting my way around sharp corners, due to its impressive...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By bpcyclist

While I have spent a lot of time in London...

While I have spent a lot of time in London working over the years, I know nothing of its cycling situation, or, for that matter, the detail's of UK cycling/traffic laws. I wonder if these folks...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 139,919
Posted By bpcyclist

What kind of people doesn't completely finish a...

What kind of people doesn't completely finish a giant tub of yummy lasagna? What is wrong with people!
Forum: Introductions
01-16-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By bpcyclist

Welcome, Betsy!!! Never rode a bike or swam in...

Welcome, Betsy!!! Never rode a bike or swam in Milano, but ate a lot of awesome food there.
01-15-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By bpcyclist

I'm 55 and I stopped riding on most highways a...

I'm 55 and I stopped riding on most highways a year ago. Too dangerous around here in my opinion. It's still fun.
01-15-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,518
Posted By bpcyclist

And if you have the skills to provide your own...

And if you have the skills to provide your own product support, this is terrif. But most people cannot do that and will end up at some point, as with any bicycle, needing something addressed, which...
01-15-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By bpcyclist

Haave you set eyes on these bikes yet? I am just...

Haave you set eyes on these bikes yet? I am just wondering why they are being sold for so little.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 982
Posted By bpcyclist

Current main bike setup. Main light in the...

Current main bike setup. Main light in the middle, backup on the right, backup to the backup on the left.
...
01-15-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By bpcyclist

Road bike all winter, but wimpy winters here, so,...

Road bike all winter, but wimpy winters here, so, really, it's just a rain situation. I am a bit more cautious in the corners when it's wet, obviously, but really, here, I just don't see a big reason...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 97,791
Posted By bpcyclist

Wowzer.

Wowzer.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,770
Posted By bpcyclist

I have been quite pleased with the performance of...

I have been quite pleased with the performance of these in some fairly impressive PNW rain: https://www.showerspass.com/collections/mens-socks/products/lightweight-waterproof-socks-crosspoint-brights...
01-15-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,062
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, absolutely tragic, but I must say, whatever...

Well, absolutely tragic, but I must say, whatever the facts, this story did remind me that I, myself, a fairly experienced rider, have swerved without warning slightly into the lane when seeing a...
01-14-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 456
Posted By bpcyclist

And I thank you for sending me off to read about...

And I thank you for sending me off to read about all this! I really appreciate that.
01-14-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By bpcyclist

Huh. I have never been able to unfasten a...

Huh. I have never been able to unfasten a clip/buckle with gloves on. Not sure why I would need to. I don't take my helmet off unless I am taking a break or finished riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By bpcyclist

That seems like a pretty crazy price for option...

That seems like a pretty crazy price for option 2--what is the catch?
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