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03-08-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By WNCGoater

Thanks for those links. Wasn't aware of the...

Thanks for those links. Wasn't aware of the variety of fit overs. May order a pair just to try, regardless of cycling . Currently using clip-ons & not totally happy.
03-03-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 10,419
Posted By WNCGoater

Graphene framed Penny Farthing with hidden...

Graphene framed Penny Farthing with hidden plutonium powered e-motor and aero bars. (But you didn't hear that from me):innocent:
03-03-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By WNCGoater

Okay, thanks for the replies. There are a number...

Okay, thanks for the replies. There are a number of decent enough looking goggles and even safety goggles but not that will accommodate eyeglasses underneath. Those jockey goggles look promising or...
03-03-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,637
Posted By WNCGoater

A big surprise, It doesn't work. (See Link) ...

A big surprise, It doesn't work. (See Link)
As stated above, this is some BS politician wasting time in the General Assembly, trying to introduce crap legislation, to appease the bike hating...
03-03-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,637
Posted By WNCGoater

Whut?? You gotta be kidding me. Firstly, I as a...

Whut?? You gotta be kidding me. Firstly, I as a citizen of NC I already pay the same taxes as everyone else. I pay one of the largest gas taxes in the nation ostensibly to build and maintain roads. I...
03-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 944
Posted By WNCGoater

Goggles?

Anyone know of some type of goggles that fit over prescription lens glasses that would;
1. Keep your eyes from drying out.
2. Protect your expensive prescription glasses from damage in case of a...
02-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,529
Posted By WNCGoater

Medjool dates...Those things are little mighty...

Medjool dates...Those things are little mighty power pods. Sprinkle a little salt in the bag with 'em.
02-15-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,189
Posted By WNCGoater

I've started riding with a small fanny pack....

I've started riding with a small fanny pack. iPhone goes in one pocket, small wallet with ID, a few bucks and credit card goes in another. Also some lip balm and maybe a tiny tube of sunscreen. All...
02-15-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,729
Posted By WNCGoater

I agree with BRP North out of Asheville. Be...

I agree with BRP North out of Asheville. Be prepared for a climb up to Craggy Gardens area. Alternatively, same area, South on BRP has some spectacular views, especially from Mt. Pisgah to Black...
02-14-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,568
Posted By WNCGoater

That^^^ But most of society today expects...

That^^^ But most of society today expects someone else to 1. Be responsible for anything bad that happens. and 2. To pay for it.

anyway...

99% probabilty you could boot it and ride it down to...
Forum: Touring
08-17-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By WNCGoater

I guess you're right about it meaning different...

I guess you're right about it meaning different things to different people.
For me, pulling off the road and going down in the woods, in blissful ignorance of whether the FS or private timber...
Forum: Touring
08-17-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,021
Posted By WNCGoater

Tip for everyone.... Baby wipes ...

Tip for everyone....

Baby wipes




We got nothing down here you don't have north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Edit to add: ...except maybe alligators and cottonmouths and those are pretty...
06-19-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,542
Posted By WNCGoater

I'm not sure I've seen (or perhaps missed) what...

I'm not sure I've seen (or perhaps missed) what your opinion is but I would suspect the general population, cycling or otherwise, would be in agreement that a license and liability insurance should...
06-19-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,945
Posted By WNCGoater

I try not to overthink this stuff. And there is...

I try not to overthink this stuff. And there is a lot of "different strokes for different folks" that applies. OP didn't define "long ride" so for me it's 40-60 miles. Last two Saturdays I've...
06-19-18, 11:50 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,000
Posted By WNCGoater

My question is, if the parents are worried about...

My question is, if the parents are worried about distracted drivers, then is the OP riding locally now? Not tours, just riding? If not even that, then you're biting off a pretty big first bite to...
06-15-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,832
Posted By WNCGoater

I surprised a flock of about 15 on the side of...

I surprised a flock of about 15 on the side of the road. They went airborne in front of me and, well, I don't know if they do this when they go airborne or if it was because they were surprised or...
06-14-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By WNCGoater

No, it doesn't, not necessarily and that's what...

No, it doesn't, not necessarily and that's what this thread is about. Yes, some of it does, and some of it is quality stuff. And regardless, with ANY "name brand", you're paying something just for...
06-10-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,125
Posted By WNCGoater

You'd just have to try some. I have some Baleaf...

You'd just have to try some. I have some Baleaf or Baleef as you mentioned, riding shorts. The shorts seem to be well made, they look great, fit well and are comfortable...for about 30 miles. ...
06-10-18, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By WNCGoater

Time Atacs for me. Used them on mtn bike and...

Time Atacs for me. Used them on mtn bike and continued on the road. Ended up selling the mtn bike and going all road with a carbon road bike and steel touring/gravel bike. Still with the Atacs and...
06-07-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,655
Posted By WNCGoater

Pleeese, just no...

Pleeese, just no...
06-06-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,169
Posted By WNCGoater

I place the responsibility of not being hit while...

I place the responsibility of not being hit while cycling, on the vehicle overtaking me from behind, I mean, don't we all? By the same token, I take responsibility for driving my bike in a manner to...
Forum: Touring
06-05-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By WNCGoater

I got nothing to add to which has already been...

I got nothing to add to which has already been very well said, except +100 on the Road Morph. The little hose makes all the difference.
06-05-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,990
Posted By WNCGoater

First off, when adults give other adults "the...

First off, when adults give other adults "the finger" I have at that point, immediately categorized anything they have to say or complain about as irrelevant. There are a lot or people/traffic out...
06-05-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By WNCGoater

That's what I've yet to learn. He still uses a...

That's what I've yet to learn. He still uses a flip phone so those apps are out. He says he uses CycleStata but I can't even connect with anything called that with Google, though admittedly, I put...
06-05-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,132
Posted By WNCGoater

I just buy reader sunglasses. All manner of...

I just buy reader sunglasses. All manner of price ranges from Amazon or other sites, from $13 bucks on up. I drop glasses, break em, leave them laying, get scratched...everytime I've bought some...
06-05-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,904
Posted By WNCGoater

Best I had was, while pulled over at the edge of...

Best I had was, while pulled over at the edge of a pull-off taking a break on a particularly hot day. Guy pulls over, hands me a bottle of cold water out the window, and goes on. I barely had time...
06-05-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By WNCGoater

For me to do that as a regular routine becomes,...

For me to do that as a regular routine becomes, well, routine. coloso above either plays golf slower than me, or rides faster! Either way, I don't want to commit to 18 holes every weekend either....
06-05-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By WNCGoater

A simple computer I guess is more accurate...

A simple computer I guess is more accurate description,which works as an odometer, and speedometer, ave speed etc. Has a little magnet doo-hicky that hooks to the spokes. LOTS of people buy them...
05-29-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By WNCGoater

No, not necessarily. The free version of Strava...

No, not necessarily. The free version of Strava records just what you asked. But that's irrelevant to the discussion since you don't use a smartphone. So I'm still confused... what DO you use to...
05-27-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 861
Posted By WNCGoater

Not sure I understand the question but any app...

Not sure I understand the question but any app like Strava, RideWithGPS, MapMyRide, will keep all those stats and as mentioned, you can log onto their website to keep up with everything. Or transfer...
05-27-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,409
Posted By WNCGoater

I've got a pair of Shimano shoes that has laces. ...

I've got a pair of Shimano shoes that has laces. But you don't tie them, there is a little cinch clip/slide thing, and then like the ones shown, there is an elastic band to tuck it in. They look...
05-27-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By WNCGoater

Yes I did & thought the same thing! I guess...

Yes I did & thought the same thing! I guess there's a learning curve to mounting that thing!
05-26-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By WNCGoater

I noticed those boys on the tall bikes didn't...

I noticed those boys on the tall bikes didn't stop at the STOP sign! :speedy:

That spider leg bike. Could you imagine the carnage on a fast, steep downhill! :lol:
05-25-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By WNCGoater

That's right. It stays in your system quite a...

That's right. It stays in your system quite a while. If you go to bed late and you're smashed, you aren't suddenly sober after your coffee the next morning.
I hope you got some suitable...
05-25-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By WNCGoater

I will oftentimes pull over to let large trucks...

I will oftentimes pull over to let large trucks pass. I figure they have less room to maneuver and if I only leave them the option to pass, sooner or later they're going to. Probably makes them as...
05-25-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By WNCGoater

I always wonder if it happens, should I chase the...

I always wonder if it happens, should I chase the driver to get a tag # or stop to help a possible injury. Hope I never have to make that choice, glad you didn't. I suppose if there is a possible...
05-25-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,176
Posted By WNCGoater

Never said nor suggested it looking silly. Some...

Never said nor suggested it looking silly. Some like their jerseys tight, some more loose, what's the problem with that? I don't have a problem with how anyone wears their bike clothing and never...
Forum: Touring
05-25-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,294
Posted By WNCGoater

Did a loop tour in April. Called a motel at the...

Did a loop tour in April. Called a motel at the start point and asked about leaving my vehicle for 5 days. He said I could and he'd give me the "discount" rate for parking at $15 a day. I called...
05-25-18, 06:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,176
Posted By WNCGoater

No, I don't have the body for it...whatever that...

No, I don't have the body for it...whatever that means.

But that wasn't the point.
05-25-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,176
Posted By WNCGoater

A little loose. Can't stand the feel of tight...

A little loose. Can't stand the feel of tight shirts against my body.

And as for weekend warriors who think tight makes them more "aero"....:lol:
Forum: Touring
05-24-18, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By WNCGoater

Maybe not a joke but I haven't had much luck with...

Maybe not a joke but I haven't had much luck with it looking for specific info about anything.

Besides, what would we talk about if everyone used the search function?:fight:
05-22-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,574
Posted By WNCGoater

Agree with the above. They have the basics. If...

Agree with the above. They have the basics. If you're into backpacking in a big way, sure you may pick up some Mtn. House meals or canister fuel, or Smartwool socks at REI but you're probably going...
05-22-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,422
Posted By WNCGoater

This^, start collecting "evidence" that can be...

This^, start collecting "evidence" that can be taken seriously. The more the better. Additionally, I agree a video, maybe even multiple videos. The more "evidence" of a pattern of malicious...
Forum: Touring
05-21-18, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By WNCGoater

So has everything else that is discussed on here....

So has everything else that is discussed on here. In the words of Solomon, "There is nothing new under the sun." Besides, the "search function" is a joke. Good luck with that.

In warm weather...
05-21-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,906
Posted By WNCGoater

Yeah, I did this weekend. I was climbing a hill...

Yeah, I did this weekend. I was climbing a hill with a blind peak. A pickup truck approached over the hill in the left lane and about that time someone laid down on the horn behind me. I was about...
05-18-18, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By WNCGoater

Ahh, makes sense. Strangely, I too have a...

Ahh, makes sense. Strangely, I too have a hankering for a Coke right now, in spite of the fact I rarely drink one. Put that thing down!:lol:


I rode a tour down the Outer Banks last month. It...
05-18-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By WNCGoater

:foo: Sandwich, chips, Coke... Cast iron...

:foo: Sandwich, chips, Coke... Cast iron stomach?:foo:
05-18-18, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By WNCGoater

Great photos! What did you do for overnight...

Great photos! What did you do for overnight accommodations?
05-18-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,898
Posted By WNCGoater

Well see what you did? You put a qualifier in...

Well see what you did? You put a qualifier in there which weeds out a whole segment of cyclists.



See what I mean?
05-18-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 15,898
Posted By WNCGoater

That^^

That^^
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