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Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By cabledawg

I started bike commuting because I could. I...

I started bike commuting because I could. I enjoyed biking before I had kids, then slowed down for a bit. I discovered cargo bikes and began using bikes for more stuff. Now I commute by bike as...
09-20-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By jwls

Joined my hubby on a gravel ride to lunch and...

Joined my hubby on a gravel ride to lunch and home. Took the path along the floodway around our city. Scenery doesn’t change much on this trail!
...
09-19-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50360363138_fd...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50360363138_fda37b5a02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jJb2r5)
Willow Creek crossing (https://flic.kr/p/2jJb2r5) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/), on...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By blue192

It is not so much the environment that keeps me...

It is not so much the environment that keeps me bicycling but I really enjoy not paying for parking or worrying about when the bus drivers go on strike.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By cyccommute

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back...

Before getting out the scourges, take a step back and look at scale. There has been about 1 billion bicycles made up to now. At an average of 30 lb of metal apiece, that would be 15,000,000 tons of...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 484
Posted By debade

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as...

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as much as I can. Just not to work.
09-16-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By mstateglfr

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09-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By Wileyrat

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to...

That's awesome! Congrats on sticking with it to the end.
09-14-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By thinktubes

it could be worse... ...

it could be worse...

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09-14-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By HD3andMe

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09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of...

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of them to help me unload the velo, the whole shop came out to look at it for 5 minutes. :D
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By mstateglfr

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The house across the street from this is like 3000sq', has a pond in...
09-13-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,540
Posted By tomato coupe

I guess it depends on how you look at it. If the...

I guess it depends on how you look at it. If the choice is either riding a recumbent or getting a sharp stick in the eye then, yes, 90% of cyclists would be better served riding a recumbent.
09-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By Digger Goreman

No pic, but at the end of the Stone Mountain MUP...

No pic, but at the end of the Stone Mountain MUP (where cyclists must rejoin traffic) a yellow sign reads, "Obey all traffic laws."

Wish they would clone that post and sign, ad infinitum, and put...
09-13-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By royphotog

They forget that people who ride bikes will be in...

They forget that people who ride bikes will be in the market for a car or truck someday, and that being friendly and helpful would go a long way to people deciding to buy a car there when the time...
09-13-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,514
Posted By royphotog

In Clovis CA, along on of the MUT. ...

In Clovis CA, along on of the MUT.
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09-12-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By howardv

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View from Will Rogers Back Bone Trail near Santa Monica.
09-11-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By balto charlie

Lovettsville, Va gravel. Very nice

Lovettsville, Va gravel

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09-11-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,008
Posted By c_m_shooter

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. ...

I aplaud your stubbornness to see this through. I have seen similar issues with getting trails approved here locally. If I am ever passing through Minnetonka, I will stop and see the trail and buy...
09-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,540
Posted By HD3andMe

But you're still stuck with a 'bent or a...

But you're still stuck with a 'bent or a tricycle. That would really suck.
09-09-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By balto charlie

Love the Sods. I was there a week after you, lots...

Love the Sods. I was there a week after you, lots and lots of rain. The clouds completely cover the Sods from Canaan Valley....
09-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,596
Posted By JanMM

Waved his arse, it would seem. 😀

Waved his arse, it would seem. 😀
09-08-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,596
Posted By livedarklions

Did he wave?

Did he wave?
09-07-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,553
Posted By Iride01

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the...

Whether I'm driving or cycling, I assume the other person is an idiot and plan for as many possible outs as I can.

I've also found that many drivers just don't realize how fast some cyclist are...
09-07-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,553
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I've never had a problem, ever, with anyone...

I've never had a problem, ever, with anyone (motorist, cyclist or pedestrian) being "confused" by my use of standard hand signals (right hand for right turn, left hand for left) to indicate my intent...
09-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,089
Posted By non-fixie

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used....

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used. They look better, feel better and are cheaper. What's not to like?
...
09-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,089
Posted By tyrion

I can usually find a Brooks B17 for $80-90....

I can usually find a Brooks B17 for $80-90. Having said that, used is fine. Just make sure it the tension screw hasn't been applied much (ideally never user-increased tension), because then the shape...
09-03-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,089
Posted By stevel610

I think it would be okay. Just be sure to buy...

I think it would be okay. Just be sure to buy some proof hide and an adjusting nut wrench.
09-03-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,540
Posted By DorkDisk

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over...

Hydraulic disks are the easiest to throw you over the bar, if you let it. The trick is to not let the wheel lock up, and to use your body to prevent being easily flung. Many people use just the front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By Kapusta

Pretty much the same as with a tubed tire.

Pretty much the same as with a tubed tire.
09-01-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50296335476_10...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50296335476_1036c448b2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jCvSeS)
Sonoma Road (https://flic.kr/p/2jCvSeS) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/), on Flickr
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09-01-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Koyote

Depends on the neighborhood, your risk tolerance,...

Depends on the neighborhood, your risk tolerance, the bike's value, etc. No one can reliably answer the question for you.
09-01-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Milton Keynes

And any time there's a video of a cyclist getting...

And any time there's a video of a cyclist getting hit by a vehicle, invariably someone here on the A&S section will blame the cyclist.
09-01-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,767
Posted By Sorg67

Enjoyment Endorphins Clear my head Energy...

Enjoyment
Endorphins
Clear my head
Energy for the day after a morning ride
Positive attitude
Good mood
Better sleep
Rheumatoid Arthritis symptom management
Better motivation
08-31-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By Helldorado

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08-31-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,361
Views: 238,366
Posted By 2cam16

Towards the end of my ride this morning right...

Towards the end of my ride this morning right before I got a flat.
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08-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By AlmostTrick

OP already answered this. Maybe read the thread...

OP already answered this. Maybe read the thread before posting.
08-31-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Shimagnolo

Here is an example of cager-convicted-by-video a...

Here is an example of cager-convicted-by-video a few years back, that made a lot of news.
CO law allows motor vehicles to cross double yellow lines to pass cyclists, so he has no reason not to pass....
08-30-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By Elvo

Road bacon, pump, spare tube, and tire boot

Road bacon, pump, spare tube, and tire boot
08-27-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By work4bike

I don't ever call police with incidents involving...

I don't ever call police with incidents involving a motorist and me, because it's basically my word against theirs -- but I don't ride with a camera. As for the video in the OP, I don't see much of...
08-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By AlmostTrick

This is why I refuse to cam up and report. I...

This is why I refuse to cam up and report. I would find the entire process too stressful. But I'm glad there are cyclists willing to do so. Thank you.

The "that's not a close pass" (or it wouldn't...
08-27-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'll take issue with points #2...

I'll take issue with points #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) and 3. Hypno Toad was positioned in the right tire track, which is generally where I position...
08-27-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

? What makes you think a close pass is...

? What makes you think a close pass is impossible, if you "take the whole lane"?
08-27-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By sarhog

Gotta love the “you are blocking traffic”...

Gotta love the “you are blocking traffic” admonition, while blocking traffic! Thanks for the laugh!!! :lol:
08-27-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By amaramartin

Good, you called the police but sad video didn't...

Good, you called the police but sad video didn't matter to them. Well, I appreciate you sharing here.
08-27-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By livedarklions

Gotta say, in NH, I wouldn't even find that pass...

Gotta say, in NH, I wouldn't even find that pass remarkable. 3 feet is the law, but I expect to get passed closer than that at least once a ride. I grew up in Minnesota and spent about 10 years...
08-26-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By RGMN

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually...

If I'm going to ride Minnetonka Blvd I usually stay on Minnetonka Dr to the right turn on Elm, take the informal entrance to the LRT trail, ride the couple hundred yards to Shady Oak on the trail,...
08-26-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By RGMN

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills...

I always use the trail when I ride thru the Mills for that exact reason. But I'm usually crossing that intersection to go north on Plymouth rather than ride along Mtka. And Minnetonka PD only cares...
08-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Digger Goreman

98% of traffic is responsible for over 30,000...

98% of traffic is responsible for over 30,000 traffic DEATHS each year, not to mention injuries, pollution, greenhouse emissions, massive carbon footprint to boot, traffic violations OUT THE WAZOO,...
08-26-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,748
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out...

I don't think he cussed enough. I'd have let out a tourettes like tirade. I enjoy my immaturity.
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