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10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 8,450
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,868
Posted By BobbyG

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is...

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is so much nicer than similar threads in A&S and the general forum. I think when most people get to 50+ years they are more thoughtful and considerate of...
10-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,950
Posted By BobbyG

...have you read bikeforums? ;)

...have you read bikeforums? ;)
09-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,078
Posted By AlmostTrick

It allows me to more easily and accurately...

It allows me to more easily and accurately monitor overtaking traffic so I can ride in what I feel is a safer manner.

I like to default to a position in the lane. Cleaner pavement, better sight...
09-24-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,078
Posted By 10 Wheels

I went with a glasses mount mirror

I went with a glasses mount mirror
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,078
Posted By AlmostTrick

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to...

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to look, a proper mirror is much quicker, offering more timely info which can be helpful in many situations.

Third Eye on my helmet for me. I also have...
09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,078
Posted By jack pot

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't...

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't leave home without it :)
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,198
Posted By BobbyG

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9...

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9 miles each way changing into office clothes that I bring with me. So in as much as the distance, staying "fresh" and changing into clothes I've brought, I...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,747
Posted By staehpj1

To answer the question in the title, no I have...

To answer the question in the title, no I have not. If I did I'd use ear buds that fit in a way that allowed me to hear the world around me. I don't mean to start the war over them, but I have found...
09-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By jppe

3 Day Ride to the Coast Done!!

Day 3 Ride to the Coast in the books!

Another 96 miles today from Washington to Beaufort. Great weather the first 50 miles but lots of rain for the rest of the ride. But the wind was kind to us...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,017
Posted By BobbyG

The fact that bike commuting is good for the...

The fact that bike commuting is good for the environment certainly contributes to the overall smugness factor of year-round bike commuting, but I really don't care...unless some environmentalist...
09-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By jppe

Birthday Ride

Birthday ride today. 68 miles with 8500 of climbing. The route was from Altapass, NC (East of Spruce Pine) to Mt Mitchell and back on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Good weather. Always a crap shoot...
09-06-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,151
Posted By wolfchild

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about...

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about it. Wash and clean your bike in the Spring after all the snow and road salt is gone.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,728
Posted By staehpj1

First, I find I don't mind going a while between...

First, I find I don't mind going a while between showers or other washing up especially in cooler weather. Yeah it sucks in hot weather, but in cool weather it really isn't that bad. Second, I am...
08-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,775
Posted By DrIsotope

Camelbak Podium Chill.

Camelbak Podium Chill.
08-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,442
Posted By livedarklions

Wrong, that's the mythological event leading up...

Wrong, that's the mythological event leading up to the Velopenesian War. The truth is that was actually caused by the interception and decoding of the Bontrager Memorandum.
08-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,442
Posted By wolfchild

You mean that waving makes a person a "real...

You mean that waving makes a person a "real cyclists" and not waving makes them a " non real cyclists" ??
08-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 914
Posted By David Bierbaum

"Sparkle cramps"

I put that in the title, but I don't actually know what you call them. I kind of overdid it, doing a 50 mile ride to the Arch Grounds in St. Louis and back, yesterday, since I managed to do 40 miles...
08-17-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,444
Posted By BobbyG

To understand your hand signal, the driver must...

To understand your hand signal, the driver must first be paying attention. (lol)

I remember a discussion here a few years ago about signaling right hand turns with a crooked left arm vs. a...
07-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,410
Posted By F308

To stay out of the door zone, use a mirror. If...

To stay out of the door zone, use a mirror. If you know what's behind you, you can swerve out when necessary. It's saved my butt a few times.
07-25-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By John E

I am blessed with repetition tolerance. :) I do...

I am blessed with repetition tolerance. :) I do have about a half-dozen good local routes, most of which involve at least two moderate climbs. I have been putting most of my miles on the mountain...
07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 37,723
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,342
Posted By frogman

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my...

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,342
Posted By guadzilla

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin...

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin when i am riding. If there are other people in close vicinity, I just pull it up. Shows a bit of consideration to others, and that's not a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By sirjag

OMG Jim! This is the first post Ive ever seen...

OMG Jim! This is the first post Ive ever seen you make that didnt confuse the hell out of me! Nice!

JAG
06-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,627
Posted By Phil_gretz

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia,...

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Also in North Carolina. The bicyclist is responsible for his own safety. Do not ride in the door zone. If you must, then...
06-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By delbiker1

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes...

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes sitting outside the car on a bike rack. Weather concerns alone are enough to deter me. I have a station wagon, so with back seats folded down, I can...
06-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,259
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry. With...

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry.

With CO2, what happens when you have to re-inflate if the tyre may not seat properly, or you get another flat? How many cartridges would I need to carry? Two,...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,095
Views: 1,052,673
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the...

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the Battle Green this morning, before breakfast and before the heat settled on us like a brooding hen. The streets were pretty close to empty, of cars at...
06-19-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,627
Posted By mtb_addict

wow! the video makes a good point about your...

wow! the video makes a good point about your instinctive reaction is to swerve away from a sudden door opening. In which case, you swerve into traffic...which might be worse than geeting doored.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,383
Posted By General Geoff

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general,...

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general, for most people, is quite expensive. DIYers who don't mind driving 20+ year old beaters can do it pretty cheaply, but then the same could be said of...
06-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager ...

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager

Imagine just spending the$30-40 on a new pump and getting that hour of your life back though

We all balance the value of our time vs the value...
06-17-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,760
Posted By jack pot

> TAKE A LOOK TESTIMONIAL > dorkiness aside the...

> TAKE A LOOK TESTIMONIAL > dorkiness aside the TAKE A LOOK is as good as it gets ... im an x moto guy who used bar ends... i ride fixed ... a TAKE A LOOK on your glasses or helmet liner or visor...
06-16-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,472
Posted By IBJoel

So we ran into the problem of users mass-deleting...

So we ran into the problem of users mass-deleting their own threads. This can cause database issues, infringes on the replies in the thread, and can delete useful information (as BikeForums should be...
06-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,515
Posted By blakcloud

What ever happened to using capital letters at...

What ever happened to using capital letters at the beginning of sentences to make reading your diatribe easier? You know what capital letters are, you actually use them in your in your paragraphs.
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Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,383
Posted By RoadKill

For me bike commuting started out as something to...

For me bike commuting started out as something to do for fun and make me feel better about not ever going to the gym. I also still have my car because I commute about 50%, and as a result I've...
06-15-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By Phil_gretz

Oh puh-leeeze...

Oh puh-leeeze...
Forum: Northeast
06-14-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9,095
Views: 1,052,673
Posted By NomarsGirl

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far...

Got out for my longest ride of the year so far yesterday. Just about 11 miles. Out and back to the lake in Sharon.somehow, it is uphill both ways.
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,047
Posted By BobbyG

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately...

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately transports me back to the summer of 1978, when I was 16 and spent my summer working in my uncle's olive and cherry warehouse near Armitage and Pulaski...
Forum: Touring
06-07-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,026
Posted By simplygib

A word to the wise: Never make any major life...

A word to the wise: Never make any major life decisions while in the "infatuation" stage of a relationship. Experience speaking, learned the hard way. Give it a couple of years. That's all I'm saying...
06-04-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,577
Posted By downhillmaster

Thanks for the history lesson Jim from the planet...

Thanks for the history lesson Jim from the planet Boston.
Who knew the 50+ forum started out as a small, tight-knit group of weirdos with little to no tolerance for new members that did not fit...
06-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,671
Posted By mihlbach

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the...

I will occasionally use the sidewalk when its the best option for an otherwise bicycle unfriendly situation. A typical scenario would be for me to avoid a short section of very busy road by using a...
06-03-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By FiftySix

Don't worry. Once more and more people get back...

Don't worry. Once more and more people get back to working on a daily basis, all these pandemic cyclists will not have, or find, the time to ride as much if at all.

I for one have had a harder...
06-03-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,671
Posted By AlmostTrick

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with...

Pedestrians have the right of way. Proceed with the knowledge that every intersection, driveway, doorway etc. is a potential day or life wrecker.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,238
Posted By hrdknox1

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because...

I wave to cyclists, runners, and walkers because I am having a great time. Most of the people I see routinely wave back at me, but there are a few who don't so I've stopped waving to them.
05-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,146
Posted By Iride01

I ride with my son that uses a Garmin Varia and I...

I ride with my son that uses a Garmin Varia and I must say that I'm impressed with it. He doesn't enable the alert sound so he isn't bothered by the "alarm fatigue". Alarm fatigue is a real thing...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9,095
Views: 1,052,673
Posted By sherbornpeddler

Met a friend for a ride from Lincoln Sudbury High...

Met a friend for a ride from Lincoln Sudbury High School parking lot south along Water Row and River Road to one of the Sudbury centers and back. Bicycling is an ideal way to time travel through...
05-28-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,146
Posted By greatscott

Varia is another do nothing expensive...

Varia is another do nothing expensive technological piece of BS that people will buy because they love technology.

Why is it BS you scream? Because it does the same thing that a mirror will do if...
05-27-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,103
Posted By jon c.

Respect right of way. Everything else is...

Respect right of way.

Everything else is situational.
05-27-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By OldTryGuy

I ONLY had nuns in Kindergarten because parents...

I ONLY had nuns in Kindergarten because parents sent sister and me to Public School. Turns out that in that First Grade I met a girl that I went all through school with to H.S. Graduation rarely...
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