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01-28-20, 09:48 AM
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Posted By parkbrav

I also have a Columbia rain jacket. I rave about...

I also have a Columbia rain jacket. I rave about it. It is light-weight and also does a very good job of keeping me dry
01-22-20, 09:51 AM
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Posted By rumrunn6

got a traditional sweatshirt kicking around the...

got a traditional sweatshirt kicking around the house? FWIW I picked up an inexpensive, thin, bright, orange one a cpl years ago for fall riding in the woods & it's quite useful. even fits under my...
12-13-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By rseeker

I think that's my most-feared scenario. I can't...

I think that's my most-feared scenario. I can't see him, he can't see me . as the first car moves over, the second car surges ahead ...

Glad you came out OK.
12-13-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By 79pmooney

My best friend's dad told us when we were 12 that...

My best friend's dad told us when we were 12 that if we ever saw the side of a right turning truck in front of up, we would very soon be dead. 45 years later, I saw that truck side. I knew...
12-11-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By BobbyG

I read somewhere that it takes about a quarter...

I read somewhere that it takes about a quarter second for the eyes to capture an event and send it to the brain, the brain to process it, decide what to do, send impulses to the appropriate muscles,...
12-03-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By john m flores

Riding the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab years ago,...

Riding the Porcupine Rim Trail in Moab years ago, I clipped my handlebar while maneuvering between two trees which launched me over an embankment to a landing spot 10 feet below. Just beyond the...
12-02-19, 01:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By OldTryGuy

What are the closest calls you've had that...

What are the closest calls you've had that could've been deadly?

1st bicycle related -- Paceline riding mid 20's-mph when I overlapped on right rear since rider in front of me checked up a bit and...
12-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By BobbyG

I swear I passed through a pick-up truck once. ...

I swear I passed through a pick-up truck once.

I can't find my original post about this but the short version is that I was in a narrow curbside bike lane with a steady stream of two-way traffic...
11-30-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By Miele Man

Heading onto a narrow bridge with no place to...

Heading onto a narrow bridge with no place to bail once on the bridge I noticed 3 semi-trucks coming up fast behind me. the third truck back had its trailer wheels over the fog line. I bailed onto...
11-30-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By bpcyclist

Six months ago, maybe 5 in the morning. At a stop...

Six months ago, maybe 5 in the morning. At a stop sign ready to turn left and head up the hill on a street called Gladstone. Not busy at that hour. I waited for a car to pass from my left, coming...
11-30-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By stevel610

Heading down a country road with a blind curve...

Heading down a country road with a blind curve and then about a 200-yard area before I would turn left onto an intersecting road. Heard a car on the curve behind me. Loud pipes, hammering. I decided...
11-30-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,751
Posted By Digger Goreman

Every close pass (especially on blind hills),...

Every close pass (especially on blind hills), ignored crosswalk/bike crossing, distracted ego riding/"driving" 1+ tons of irresponsible, 4-wheeled death machine(s)... i.e., every day on a bicycle in...
10-07-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By thumpism

You can look for an older Klein Performance. My...

You can look for an older Klein Performance. My old one is floating around out there somewhere....
08-21-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,411
Posted By rccardr

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an...

25" ST's are not that hard to find. There's an '85 on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-Cannondale-ST-400-bicycle/173848463591?hash=item287a2d08e7:g:1K0AAOSw5cZcNBu6b
And another, later...
10-17-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,953
Posted By JoeyBike

I don't have any friends for the same reason I...

I don't have any friends for the same reason I don't have a car - not worth the price I have to pay.
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