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Old 01-02-21, 02:40 PM
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Holy cow! They're here

This just in!

My long awaited, long, loooonnngggg overdue bibs are here!
Only 18 days late!
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I think I just sold my cyclops trainer. I listed 2 of my trainers that tcr, and a pair of road shoes on face book mi cyclist market thing. Meet-up tomorrow. Gotta move some stuff.
She's coming from Lansing mi.. Thats a long drive.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
Ikr, I don't get the mentality of wanting everyone to do it because I do. I like that its a little bit odd to the majority of people.
I can't count the number of times I've just been rolling along somewhere and find myself giving a big sigh of satisfaction, but it sure would be diminished if I had to dodge around even more people. In fact, this summer at the height of the COVID Bike Boom, some segments of my ride that I normally really enjoy were a lot less enjoyable because of having to dodge around clumps of slower cyclists.
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Old 01-02-21, 02:59 PM
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What do you mean "we"?
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I can't count the number of times I've just been rolling along somewhere and find myself giving a big sigh of satisfaction, but it sure would be diminished if I had to dodge around even more people. In fact, this summer at the height of the COVID Bike Boom, some segments of my ride that I normally really enjoy were a lot less enjoyable because of having to dodge around clumps of slower cyclists.
I tend to avoid MUPs anyway, but if I'm coming/going from certain directions, there are a few stretches of MUP that make sense. The increased traffic this year made me avoid even those stretches much of the time, though, favoring residential streets even if there were stop signs every two or three intersections.
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Old 01-02-21, 03:17 PM
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I’m coming/going
Always too soon?
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Old 01-02-21, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
I can't count the number of times I've just been rolling along somewhere and find myself giving a big sigh of satisfaction, but it sure would be diminished if I had to dodge around even more people. In fact, this summer at the height of the COVID Bike Boom, some segments of my ride that I normally really enjoy were a lot less enjoyable because of having to dodge around clumps of slower cyclists.
I heard that. I used to ride a local bike trail that ends at a beach/park. A nice 22 mile out and back. It got to be so dangerous I had to stop going there and stay off the trail. People riding the wrong way, 3 abreast. Just total chaos. Im safer on the streets around here.
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Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

Looks like my elbow and left hood took most of fall. Knocked my left hood a little crooked and my elbow and hand are starting to hurt. Destroyed my toe covers not that they were really working anyways. Somehow my chain got knocked into my wheel. I was worried the hanger was bent but shifting seems to be ok.

Only other thing that i have noticed so far is my front brake is rubbing and sporadically. I took the wheel off and checked to make sure everything was tight and put it back on. I thought it was good and then randomly it started rubbing. This was on my bike stand and without me touching anything but spinning the wheel.

Just picked up new shoes and booties.
Ouch. I hope you heal up ASAP.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

Looks like my elbow and left hood took most of fall. Knocked my left hood a little crooked and my elbow and hand are starting to hurt. Destroyed my toe covers not that they were really working anyways. Somehow my chain got knocked into my wheel. I was worried the hanger was bent but shifting seems to be ok.

Only other thing that i have noticed so far is my front brake is rubbing and sporadically. I took the wheel off and checked to make sure everything was tight and put it back on. I thought it was good and then randomly it started rubbing. This was on my bike stand and without me touching anything but spinning the wheel.

Just picked up new shoes and booties.
2021'd
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2021'd
Too soon.
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Always too soon?
I was in the pool!

wait - wrong issue.
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Too soon.
It's never too soon to speak the truth.
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What do you mean "we"?
Canadians.
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I'm just glad they don't.
I wish more here did it. So motorists would be more accustomed to seeing bicycles on the road.
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Canadians.
Hardy?
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I wish more here did it. So motorists would be more accustomed to seeing bicycles on the road.
it doesn't help. They just get mad more often.
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Hardy har har?
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Went over my bike again and got the brake to stop rubbing. Other than my hand feeling like it’s sprained and a gnarley bruise on my leg I think I am okay. Wife and I went on a nice 10 mile ride. She’s getting more comfortable and looks like a natural so pretty stoked. Thanks for the wishes glad it’s not worse.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Had a pretty rough crash this morning. Car pulled out enfront of me but it just happened to be intersection I needed to make a left turn so I had already started slowing. Not sure if I hit the brake again or what. Saw the car and the next thing I know I was on the ground and I was no longer attached to the bike.

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Only other thing that i have noticed so far is my front brake is rubbing and sporadically. I took the wheel off and checked to make sure everything was tight and put it back on. I thought it was good and then randomly it started rubbing. This was on my bike stand and without me touching anything but spinning the wheel.

Just picked up new shoes and booties.
Glad you’re okay. Any words with the driver?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
I tend to avoid MUPs anyway, but if I'm coming/going from certain directions, there are a few stretches of MUP that make sense. The increased traffic this year made me avoid even those stretches much of the time, though, favoring residential streets even if there were stop signs every two or three intersections.
This is on the road. I stopped riding MUPs 20+ years ago.
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I can't count the number of times I've just been rolling along somewhere and find myself giving a big sigh of satisfaction, but it sure would be diminished if I had to dodge around even more people. In fact, this summer at the height of the COVID Bike Boom, some segments of my ride that I normally really enjoy were a lot less enjoyable because of having to dodge around clumps of slower cyclists.
Before COVID, I used to occasionally enjoy riding south to DC from Damascus, cruising 25 miles on Beach Drive and heading back home for a pretty flat 75 miles. Beach Drive is closed to motor vehicles on weekends and holidays. Now, it is so full of walkers, kids on all manner of self-propelled, wheeled vehicles and dogs that I cannot maintain anywhere near a hard workout pace. I am glad that I can no longer ride there because it means that so many more people are getting out and enjoying some exercise. Also, used to be able to run with my big dog in area undeveloped parks without ever seeing more than the occasional hiker. Now, individuals and families are all over the trails. I hope, after the pandemic has passed, that folks who are newly exposing themselves to more exercise and our parks will continue to do so. That would bode well for the next generation.
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Glad you’re okay. Any words with the driver?

He/she didn’t stay. It honestly happened so fast I don’t think I would have said anything. I was more concerned with my bike. And once I realized the rear wheel wasn’t spinning I was getting really worried. Pain didn’t set in to a few mins later.
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
This just in!

My long awaited, long, loooonnngggg overdue bibs are here!
Only 18 days late!

you didn’t see my wheels in that box did you?
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Originally Posted by ls01 View Post
I think I just sold my cyclops trainer. I listed 2 of my trainers that tcr, and a pair of road shoes on face book mi cyclist market thing. Meet-up tomorrow. Gotta move some stuff.
She's coming from Lansing mi.. Thats a long drive.

wife wants an indoor trainer so this will be happening sooner than I could ever have predicted.
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