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09-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,680
Posted By livedarklions

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your...

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your bike, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,238
Posted By jon c.

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins...

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins why that brand was chosen given that the shop is in the shadow of Doak Campell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,238
Posted By BillyD

Go Noles.

Go Noles.
08-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,091
Posted By genejockey

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and...

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and longer, and try harder things, and maybe enjoy riding that much more. If it's more stable at speed than your hybrid, you might find yourself seeking out...
08-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,091
Posted By hillyman

Mainly food will taste better and the air will...

Mainly food will taste better and the air will smell sweeter
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,260
Posted By Papa Tom

Although I am usually a stickler for doing...

Although I am usually a stickler for doing exactly the "right" thing, this is one situation where I disagree with the established standard of waiting in line with all the other cars. A bike (at...
08-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,075
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn:popcorn

:popcorn:popcorn
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,804
Posted By pdlamb

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas...

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas was $5/gal, cycling to work was really, really cheap.

When the cardiologist said, "You're alive today because of all the cycling you've been doing,"...
05-27-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By indyfabz

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars...

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars in my life, neither of which were/are fancy. Paying off the current one this month. Very modest house which I paid off early after buying with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Leinster

The barends will give you more hand positions,...

The barends will give you more hand positions, but they are not going to reduce your frontal area into the wind.

You can put clipon aero/tri bars onto a hybrid, and they will help up to a point,...
05-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By downhillmaster

His point is pretty obvious and he explains it in...

His point is pretty obvious and he explains it in detail.
He is bummed that events are cancelled and is wondering if anyone else is also bummed.
Judging by the responses so far he is not alone.
05-26-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By SuperDave

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot...

You a tough sonofagun. You get to point your pot handles anywhere you want them to be. :)

And yeah, I'd have to get back on that horse too.
05-26-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Biker395

The Side Benefits of N+1

When my daughter needed a bike to commute to work with me, I gave her one of the stable.

When my future son in law got tired of riding a 60 pound Walmart bike for exercise during the COVID stuff,...
05-26-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By Hikebikerun

First 50mi ride!!!

My initial stretch goal when I started getting into cycling about 4-6 weeks ago was to go on a 50 mile ride. Well, I had a late start this morning and today has been hottest day so far this year...
05-26-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By frogmorton

My buddies and I have been showing up to the...

My buddies and I have been showing up to the cancelled events, getting last years routes off ridewithgps, and riding them anyway.
05-26-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By John_V

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the...

I signed up for most of my charity rides at the beginning of the year or when the rides are first posted. This year, I signed up for three prior to the CV-19 cancellations. Each of the ride promoters...
05-26-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By noimagination

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic...

For some of us, it is possible to be sympathetic regarding the horrible effects that the pandemic has had on many thousands of people, and also, while keeping things in perspective, to regret the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By znomit

Sounds like the Felt is a great hybrid, keep as...

Sounds like the Felt is a great hybrid, keep as is and pick up a proper roadie. I love commuting on my hybrid but wouldn't do a long ride on it.
05-25-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By phughes

Glad you got to be there. On a other note....

Glad you got to be there.

On a other note. This reminded me of my short lived greeting card writing career. I actually did write some, but I stopped when I had writer's block, and came up with...
05-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bulette

It's possible to recognize the bigger problems in...

It's possible to recognize the bigger problems in the world, and to recognize the relatively insignificant "problems" in our own lives -- the thread is even titled the "Crybaby" thread! On that...
05-25-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By freeranger

The (Louisville) mayor's Hike, Bike, and Paddle...

The (Louisville) mayor's Hike, Bike, and Paddle (Ohio river) was cancelled this year. But I figure by taking precautions to (hopefully) avoid the virus, I'll be around next year to participate. I can...
05-24-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By veganbikes

Mazel Tov minus chopping off the wee-wee. Leave...

Mazel Tov minus chopping off the wee-wee. Leave his President Johnson alone. You don't need to be a crook on his Dick Nixon. Leave Abe Lincoln's top hat on his head : P



Life is different now,...
05-24-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By Camilo

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of...

When you feel it's safe to travel, regardless of whether it's organized or not, go out and cycle around Crater Lake on your own. It's everything it's cracked up to be... beautiful.

While you're...
05-24-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By GlennR

Sure... my 1st grandson was born 4/3. I was...

Sure... my 1st grandson was born 4/3. I was looking forward to the bris and having my family and friends all in attendance. The good news is I was there along with my son and the moyle, that's it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,534
Posted By BillyD

Fixed. :D

Fixed. :D
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By smudgy

You, Sir are one of the lucky ones, in my...

You, Sir are one of the lucky ones, in my opinion. I wish I could get my wife to ride more than 20 miles.She's a lovely person with many wonderful talents, but she's just not that into biking. To be...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,346
Posted By phughes

Have you considered planning part of trip to...

Have you considered planning part of trip to include her? maybe fly her to some place along your trip, so you can enjoy the place together for a few days. Take in some interesting sites there...
Forum: Touring
04-14-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By djb

well New York dude, you've done a bunch of neat...

well New York dude, you've done a bunch of neat trips over the last few years, fun to see clips of the various places again.
Most importantly, I wish you the best of being uber careful in these...
04-11-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 795
Posted By Retro Grouch

I'd have to trade my bike helmet for a parachute.

I'd have to trade my bike helmet for a parachute.
04-08-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,389
Posted By 257 roberts

I spent 20 years in law enforcement and other 10...

I spent 20 years in law enforcement and other 10 years in corporate security dealing with people at every level of social status,nationality,race,creed.....you live your life and I will live mine but...
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By KFC

The Lonely Road

Solo tour across America (east to west) . I used the Eastern Express Route, created by Mr. Frank Moritz, as far west as Walden Colorado, and then a route of my own making to Oceanside California....
04-06-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,073
Posted By BearCatSafari

Imagine the looks on people's faces when they...

Imagine the looks on people's faces when they drive by and see you with your arm in half way to your elbow...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,424
Posted By Ogsarg

I would second this. Unless $3k is a trivial...

I would second this. Unless $3k is a trivial amount of money, I'd spend some time riding something used. After you've ridden a while, you'll have a better idea of what attributes are important to you...
03-29-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,605
Posted By Ludkeh

I would just let Darwinian selection take it's...

I would just let Darwinian selection take it's natural course, :)
03-28-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,053
Posted By wgscott

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=n...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=n7dVJkyyYMQ
03-28-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,053
Posted By HTupolev

If you're serious about taking this seriously,...

If you're serious about taking this seriously, stop playing physics games and ride solo. Nobody knows enough about SARS-COV-2 at this point to give a rock-solid answer about where it's safe to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,424
Posted By guadzilla

When i overtake anyone, i always keep a poker...

When i overtake anyone, i always keep a poker face with zero suffering showing - no matter how much i am dying inside.
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,189
Posted By smudgy

TransAmerica Trail Bike Tour, The Dreaded Middle Third

My 4th and final tour of 2019 captured on video. I only had time to ride from Pueblo, CO to Carbondale, IL. I heard a biker call it the dreaded middle third. He said it's called that because that's...
03-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By cb400bill

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Brocephus

"Social distancing" during club rides......

It CAN be done !!! :D

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03-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,395
Posted By thumpism

Weird. Your Virginia ham looks like North...

Weird. Your Virginia ham looks like North Carolina.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/USA_North_Carolina_location_map.svg/1200px-USA_North_Carolina_location_map.svg.png
03-18-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,558
Posted By wgscott

I thought this was going to be another toilet...

I thought this was going to be another toilet paper thread.
03-18-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Steve B.

That sounds like a BT issue. There are usually 2...

That sounds like a BT issue. There are usually 2 BT connections, the primary and the BLE (BlueTooth Low Energy) connection. It sounds like your primary is not connected. My understanding is the...
03-12-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,912
Posted By livedarklions

If you put a couple dabs on your fingers, it's a...

If you put a couple dabs on your fingers, it's a good way to remind you not to touch your face.
03-12-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,912
Posted By indyfabz

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of...

Telling you would take some of the mystery out of your life. I cannot, in good conscience, be responsible for that.
03-06-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,423
Posted By Hypno Toad

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,941
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

All joking aside, I knew a guy when I lived in CO...

All joking aside, I knew a guy when I lived in CO that did technical singletrack on his mountain bike (not this extreme obviously) with his toddler in a trailer, fully armored and geared up. The kid...
02-27-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,165
Posted By Cougrrcj

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season --...

During Ohio's all-too-short commuting season -- I won't commute in the dark-dark, adverse weather, or when the temps are below 45 in the morning -- hence I only commute from the first of May to...
02-25-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,165
Posted By TakingMyTime

Good subject: I get a kick out of answering...

Good subject:

I get a kick out of answering the question "What did you do this morning?" with... "I just got back from a 40 mile ride".. The tragic thing is that most of the people asking me...
02-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,660
Posted By jppe

I have told folks that donít feel comfortable to...

I have told folks that donít feel comfortable to be out riding on the road with vehicles to not ride. Itís tough enough of an activity that if your not comfortable and completely enjoying doing it,...
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