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12-01-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By livedarklions

The weak link in having a system of clean vs....

The weak link in having a system of clean vs. dirty homes is, of course, the staffing. If the spread is uncontrolled in the general population, there's really no way to effectively isolate any given...
12-01-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,245
Posted By Trevtassie

Until recently your President was amplifying...

Until recently your President was amplifying their reach enormously with his tweeting. Until Rupert decided that even he couldn't deal with Trumps stupidity and turned on him. Rupert also owns the...
11-29-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By canklecat

I have several friends who work in health care --...

I have several friends who work in health care -- doctors, nurses, EMTs, etc. -- with no particular axes to grind politically or culturally. They're independent thinkers and well informed so I pay...
11-28-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 882
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Bubba and Bubbette are fascinating creatures to...

Bubba and Bubbette are fascinating creatures to study. I live among many of these creatures and I find them easy to confuse and they will believe anything. I had to explain what homogenized milk was ...
11-28-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By 79pmooney

Deaths over the norm are about 100,000 higher...

Deaths over the norm are about 100,000 higher than the CDC count. A lot of those happened outside those facilities, skewing your numbers a lot.

I hear ambulances day and night. Last Saturday I...
11-27-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,184
Posted By sincos

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a...

Coppi was Northern, modern, sophisticated (for a bike racer), and secular. His great rival Gino Bartali was pretty much the opposite: traditional, parochial, overtly pious. Many of Bartali's rivals...
11-26-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By canklecat

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Sacrifice the weak... before the "strong" go crazy from lack of...
11-26-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By Marcus_Ti

No...you really don't have a good handle on what...

No...you really don't have a good handle on what is going on.


Take it from someone in Nebraska...whose self styled rugged conservative population pretended COVID was a Liberal Hoax for 6 months....
11-26-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,915
Posted By Marcus_Ti

It is almost like you don't understand what is...

It is almost like you don't understand what is going on--freely admit it, and then twist any numbers you can find to fit your prejudices.

You might just as well have said, 'sick people are in...
11-26-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Trevtassie

Alcohol and Covid-19

There's a damn good reason why bars and places serving alcohol should be shut when Covid-19 is not under control in a community...... Alcohol induced hearing loss. Basically drunk people go deaf, so...
11-25-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,506
Posted By gugie

Gillott mixte in the Atelier

Last year I had a coals to Newcastle moment. I receieved an email from a Welshman who wanted to do a 650b conversion on his Ephgrave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/albums/72157701445230242). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,912
Posted By zatopek

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas,...

I will not have it in my possession by Christmas, but I purchased a custom BAUM Corretto with all the bells and whistles, including SRAM Red AXS, Enve 5.6 wheels and Cane Creek ee brakes. I consider...
11-24-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By Hypno Toad

I feel your pain tds101 - I was sick with...

I feel your pain tds101 - I was sick with something bad back in early April, I didn't need medical care (just buckets of NyQuil). Testing wasn't available for mild cases, so I don't know that it was...
11-20-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,834
Posted By genec

Especially hard to do when we have governors and...

Especially hard to do when we have governors and the president being full stupid on this...

...
11-20-20, 01:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By canklecat

The meat packing industry has been a mess for...

The meat packing industry has been a mess for decades, especially handling poultry and pigs. Not all of them are bad, but I've seen some bad places in person as a safety and health inspector. And...
11-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 851
Posted By Hondo Gravel

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11-16-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trevtassie

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple...

I'm pretty sure Covid-19 could be bright purple with hi -viz stripes, the size of a bear and tend to tear your throat out with its 12" fangs, and the yanks would still ignore it if Trump said it's...
11-15-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,834
Posted By canklecat

The impression I'm getting from some family,...

The impression I'm getting from some family, acquaintances and social media contacts who are, to varying degrees, in denial about the pandemic, is that they're tired of the uncertainty and just want...
11-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,834
Posted By Marcus_Ti

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in...

Up here in Nebraska....our governor is in quarantine, and the state is going to run out of hospital room in about 10 days or less. And there's no state mask mandate and never was one, the state never...
11-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,626
Posted By surak

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most...

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most of the supply of broken down cheap bikes right now are coming from commuters. More likely that they're all hardly ridden bikes neglected for years,...
11-13-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By Maelochs

Interesting. I have been car-free for much of my...

Interesting. I have been car-free for much of my adult life (no longer am---cars are great every now and then) so I have ridden in every miserable situation--sore, tired, 19 days in a row, the worst...
11-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By BillyD

I don't think most recreational cyclists worry...

I don't think most recreational cyclists worry about getting "faster", the journey is the reward, that plus reaching where they set out to reach.

Also, you can cycle hard enough to get/stay fit...
11-13-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,245
Posted By work4bike

Yes, I'm not going anywhere, nor am I having...

Yes, I'm not going anywhere, nor am I having family come down to Florida. I think it's funny how we're hearing all over the news how all family members need to wear masks when visiting family and...
11-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By cb400bill

You should try riding one in real life. They can...

You should try riding one in real life. They can be quite fun!
11-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By downhillmaster

Maybe there is suffering in cycling but you...

Maybe there is suffering in cycling but you definitely wouldn’t know it from reading these forums.
Every other thread is full of posters discussing the most comfortable, dialed in saddle/fit ever,...
11-12-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By canklecat

We're approaching 1,000 COVID related deaths in...

We're approaching 1,000 COVID related deaths in my county.

Every day when the mayor posts the numbers, the usual suspects post the usual denials and paranoid conspiracy theories.

And some of...
11-11-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,798
Posted By hsuBM

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing...

Etiquette: be a smaht ridah. Don’t make existing cyclist-hating car worshippers hate us more, don’t convert the cyclist-neutral into cyclist-haters.

being smaht: don’t ride bad-hard on old racing...
11-11-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By downhillmaster

Riiight... The very first response was “sell...

Riiight...
The very first response was “sell the bike and watch tv”
And that was seconded about 3 posts later.
Have a seat :rolleyes:
11-11-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By Hypno Toad

There is a tough crowd on BF, but the vast...

There is a tough crowd on BF, but the vast majority of folks are helpful. I've been on every side of this equation. I simply ignore the tough crowd, or engage in some sparring; and spend my time...
11-11-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,798
Posted By fishboat

There are much better bikes for that type of...

There are much better bikes for that type of riding, but..do what you want.

If you wrap the bike around something or it has a severe failure for some reason..it'll make for a great thread here...
11-11-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,798
Posted By Prowler

Excellent point so, given the OP appears to be...

Excellent point so, given the OP appears to be just a recently joined member, I'll expand this a bit. Vintage rear wheels have vintage hubs with free wheels. That design places the DS wheel...
11-11-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By downhillmaster

Tough crowd here OP. Some don’t want you...

Tough crowd here OP.
Some don’t want you around if you aren’t obsessed.
Keep in mind that there have been entire threads about how often many of them will go into their garage at night for no...
11-10-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,798
Posted By gugie

So, texting and driving is a no-no, but riding...

So, texting and driving is a no-no, but riding your bike with headphones isn't?

Ride any style you want on any bike, just do it safely.
11-10-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,551
Posted By bbpo8

Thanks for feedback

Thanks for the suggestions. I incorporated feedback, as well as specific information from Markeologist and 3alarmer.

In response to cudak888, tkamd73, ltokuno, browngw and Happy Feet, there is...
11-09-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By margoC

Have you ever enjoyed cycling?

What made you decide to do it?

As for me, I always loved it. When I got older I got my first "real" bike. I became a hard core roadie. It was the only legitimate way to cycle as far as I was...
11-09-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,551
Posted By chainwhip

"You see a lot of white-haired guys driving...

"You see a lot of white-haired guys driving Corvettes for the same reason."

A premium bicyle is like a Sports Car for your Body.
You must ask youself:
"Is my body worth it?"

Regardless of...
11-08-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By jay4usc

Get laid before you ride. That should change...

Get laid before you ride. That should change your mood.
11-08-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By icemilkcoffee

That's the same way with every aerobic sport....

That's the same way with every aerobic sport. When you are running, the first mile is always the toughest. You feel like stopping and going back home. Once you get over that hump then you can...
11-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By CargoDane

I will reiterate that you should go on smaller...

I will reiterate that you should go on smaller trips to places you'd like to see, or perhaps just pack a lunch, ride to somewhere that would be nice to eat your lunch at, and then go home. See if you...
11-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,782
Posted By StanSeven

You may be going out too often. Give yourself a...

You may be going out too often. Give yourself a day off in between rides. Once you get a comfortable base, try alternating long and short days.
11-07-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Trevtassie

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and...

Well at least my parents now have liberty, and don't have to hide out at home worrying they might die a slow frightening gurgling death and my partner and I had the liberty to go out last night...
11-06-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Angry rednecks all over the place here :lol: made...

Angry rednecks all over the place here :lol: made a trip to the local feed/ farm n ranch store for deer corn in Australia’s homegrown band AC/DC t-shirt and our USA KISS mask. Not trying to make a...
11-06-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By Trevtassie

We managed to control the contagion....

Generally we've managed to keep the infection of morons and muppets out of Australia. Turns out fining the hell out of them and locking them up when needed, when public shaming doesn't work, is...
11-03-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,780
Posted By cubewheels

My bike is the proper roadster! ...

My bike is the proper roadster!


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11-03-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,610
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The social media thing is a well-known problem....

The social media thing is a well-known problem. Any un-moderated forum, whether it was an email list or a bulletin board or digital comments or now FB - always gets taken over by the nasties. They...
11-02-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,610
Posted By Lemond1985

When I rode my bike to school as a kid, in the...

When I rode my bike to school as a kid, in the 60's and 70's, I don't recall much hate. But when some people see an adult on a bike, it just "triggers" them. I have never understood it, but it's an...
11-02-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,610
Posted By Ogsarg

You have to ignore online comments....

You have to ignore online comments. Unfortunately, a large percentage of society is only thinking of themselves and screw everyone else. They may be frustrated cause they have a lousy commute and...
11-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,610
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I see that stuff too. Some days (when...

Yea, I see that stuff too.

Some days (when I think that supplying facts will make a difference), I point them out to people. Others, I know better and just let it go.

Those conversations...
10-28-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,037
Posted By GlennR

YES.... Over 230,000 DEAD, if the...

YES....

Over 230,000 DEAD, if the "government" was more proactive there would of been a lot less.

And then knew in the mid 60's that Vietnam was a war they could not win.
10-28-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,037
Posted By rydabent

Then she too knows how much fun trikes are. ...

Then she too knows how much fun trikes are. Good girl.

BTW if you have never tried one dont knock them.
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