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01-19-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 205
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, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 566
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: 961
Posted By bpcyclist

Game ovahhhh!

Game ovahhhh!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 178
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: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,404
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.
01-16-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,451
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,404
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,...
01-16-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
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....
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,285
Views: 139,906
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: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
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.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 846
Views: 97,736
Posted By bpcyclist

Wowzer.

Wowzer.
01-14-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 8,850
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't trust any of them, even if on leash. I...

I don't trust any of them, even if on leash. I have had tiny, little harmless looking pooches nearly crash my bike by lunging psychotically at me through the air for zero reason. Happend to me just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 858
Posted By bpcyclist

That's a good-looking bike.

That's a good-looking bike.
01-13-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,450
Views: 457,070
Posted By bpcyclist

Tillikum Crossing Bridge just after sunset. This...

Tillikum Crossing Bridge just after sunset. This is the bridge just for bikes, peds, and mass transit....
01-12-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By bpcyclist

I run 105 on one of my newer bikes and I have a...

I run 105 on one of my newer bikes and I have a bit of rub when fully cross-chained, but only with those two combinations--which I never use, anyway. As mentioned above, it really is worth having a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,966
Posted By bpcyclist

I routinely sprint when I happen to see a bike...

I routinely sprint when I happen to see a bike light coming up behind me on the MUP. Apparently, I am 8 years old still. And yes, of course, I have been caught.
01-11-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 462
Posted By bpcyclist

I don't care if they're irritated. Any time I...

I don't care if they're irritated. Any time I become seriously worried about a situation and I can safely do so, I stop and get out of the way and wait for everyone to clear out.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,501
Posted By bpcyclist

So sorry you are having to deal with this. ...

So sorry you are having to deal with this.

Whenever something like this happens at a company, large or small, public or private, you get to find out what kind of management the company has. I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 609
Posted By bpcyclist

Just spent some time on the Rose site. Had not...

Just spent some time on the Rose site. Had not heard of them, but then, I don't follow the European market that closely. That said, those bikes look really nice. And the pricing is way, way better...
01-10-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 27,660
Posted By bpcyclist

Just rode over to and up (and down) College...

Just rode over to and up (and down) College Street, which is supposed to be the second steepest in town, allegedly 32%. I dunno about that, I just know it's steep. But, alas, no sign!!
01-09-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By bpcyclist

^^^This. Unless for some, what I personally would...

^^^This. Unless for some, what I personally would consider to be unusual, reason, you are 5000% certain of the exact origin of this sound, what a whole darn lot of us have found is that we are not...
Forum: Introductions
01-08-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By bpcyclist

Uh boy--me, too.

Uh boy--me, too.
Forum: Introductions
01-08-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By bpcyclist

Good for you, Eric. I have been riding for quite...

Good for you, Eric. I have been riding for quite awhile, but just started running again after several years off. You can do this!
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,788
Posted By bpcyclist

Sweet-looking ride. Nice review. I've bought...

Sweet-looking ride. Nice review. I've bought three kids' bikes at REI over the years and they a have all been great. I was in my local REI yesterday for rsomething else and had a look around. There...
01-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 489
Posted By bpcyclist

All this talk about Japanese noodles is making me...

All this talk about Japanese noodles is making me super hungry.
01-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By bpcyclist

I had a very similar thing happen the other day...

I had a very similar thing happen the other day where, during AM rush hour, a nice woman in the front of a long line of cars, basically, slowed down to, like 5 mph, to allow me to turn left when...
01-04-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By bpcyclist

See who the urology people are in your area who...

See who the urology people are in your area who cycle. That is the person to talk to. Maybe run it by people you trust in your local cycling groups. You don't have to tell them why you are asking. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By bpcyclist

My take. It'll steal your breath--in more ways...

My take. It'll steal your breath--in more ways than one. Try to do it on a clear day, if at all possible . Sometimes they are kind of up in the clouds up that way and you will miss some of the whole...
01-03-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By bpcyclist

Seriously, clicking can be one of the more...

Seriously, clicking can be one of the more challenging things to sort out, in my experience. Such a pain. Frequently, again, just my personal history, but often, the place I think the clicking is...
01-03-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 496
Posted By bpcyclist

I think this is really good counsel. What you...

I think this is really good counsel. What you want to do when you are just starting out is to simplify things. So, figure out which foot you are going to leave clipped in and which one you are going...
01-02-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 100,194
Posted By bpcyclist

Oh, man, just 22 or so, but I am stopping in the...

Oh, man, just 22 or so, but I am stopping in the middleish where there are some steep hills and doing a bunch of hill repeats to try to get stronger. Pretty good workout for me.
01-02-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By bpcyclist

You got a keeper.

You got a keeper.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By bpcyclist

Yessss!!!

Yessss!!!
01-01-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By bpcyclist

Incredible accomplishments--truly. I will just...

Incredible accomplishments--truly. I will just add that my bet pal in Seattle had his right done via the anterior approach and he can no longer ride a bike. His hip flexors just hurt way too much. He...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By bpcyclist

It's just a number.

It's just a number.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,312
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, there are a few issues here. One is, you...

Well, there are a few issues here. One is, you are in Tucson, so rim brakes are not likely to be much of an issue with respect to rainfall, as they might be in Bellingham, say. My current main bike...
12-31-19, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24,888
Views: 2,379,137
Posted By bpcyclist

Yep. 21 miles with a bunch of hill repeats in...

Yep. 21 miles with a bunch of hill repeats in there. I have realized that, even though it is quite hilly here, I still have kind of two different levels of fitness going on with me right now....
12-31-19, 12:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,186
Posted By bpcyclist

Wow, thanks for the information. I ordered my...

Wow, thanks for the information. I ordered my Outbound Road Edition this morning and Matt says it should be here in a couple of days. They had apparently gotten behind because good reviews were...
12-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By bpcyclist

Far from where you will be, but Oregon is just...

Far from where you will be, but Oregon is just breathtaking.
12-30-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,284
Posted By bpcyclist

It doesn't matter how insanely bright your light...

It doesn't matter how insanely bright your light is, if you don't have the proper beam shape, you won't be able to use it, because some pedestrian or motorist will try to kill you after you blind...
12-29-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,112
Posted By bpcyclist

I had a similar episode a couple of days ago...

I had a similar episode a couple of days ago with, believe it or not, a dog. The dog was not texting. But the owner had one of those leashes that lets out more and more leash unless you depress a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 298
Posted By bpcyclist

Just about 20 miles both days with some, for me,...

Just about 20 miles both days with some, for me, anyway, pretty tough hill repeats thrown in. Trying to step up my hill game.
12-28-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By bpcyclist

I will be riding the SEA-PDX along with you. ...

I will be riding the SEA-PDX along with you.

With this budget, you have a whole lot of flexibility. What kind of riding will you typically be doing? Mileage?

Out here in the Rain Meccas, I do...
12-27-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By bpcyclist

So, I did one last thing before ordering those...

So, I did one last thing before ordering those bits. I dissected away all the crud from the screw and got a pair of good pliers around it. Was able to unscrew it and get the new pad on. Surprised...
12-26-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By bpcyclist

In my opinion, having owned a whole darn bunch of...

In my opinion, having owned a whole darn bunch of lights, the lux measurement and beam shape are the most important characteristics of any headlight I personally would want to use.
12-25-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,341
Posted By bpcyclist

I am trying to be more creative and decided this...

I am trying to be more creative and decided this morning to ride out to this gorge we have near my town. I left early, as always, and took the long but scenic way out. After the sun rose (sort of,...
12-25-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 27,660
Posted By bpcyclist

Christmas morning early at the far western end of...

Christmas morning early at the far western end of the Columbia River Gorge.
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12-24-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,947
Posted By bpcyclist

Well, as the weather has finally seemed to have...

Well, as the weather has finally seemed to have changed, I have been getting cold feet (literally, not figuratively). Looked around and decided to splurge on some socks that are well-reviewed. They...
Forum: Introductions
12-21-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By bpcyclist

Welcome!! That's a very nice bike you have. I...

Welcome!! That's a very nice bike you have. I don't know the first thing about converting a 10-speed to a single-speed, so I have nothing to offer there. I will say that having some flexibility in...
12-19-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By bpcyclist

You guys look like Outer Space Men.

You guys look like Outer Space Men.
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