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What is your solution for riding in a spot with low reception?

Old 08-10-20, 02:57 PM
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I keep riding.
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Old 08-10-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
LOL this is another first-world issue. How did I ever survive my childhood without a cell phone???
I'm 70 and as a late adopter I didn't have any kind of cell phone until seven years ago. Having a phone for emergencies is good thing, but it seems to have made us a lot less independent and more worried about a lot of things that never happen. I only carry my phone in case I get a flat...so that I can call my wife. In the event of something more substantial, I always figured I would just flag down a car and take it from there. But that's me.
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Old 08-10-20, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
A lot of lot rides are in country rodes and often times there’s no cell phone service. What is your plan?
Leave the silly phone at home. The ride is more important. Imagine the time when dial phones were at home. We didn't do so bad now did we?
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Old 08-10-20, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by fitcat View Post
Leave the silly phone at home. The ride is more important. Imagine the time when dial phones were at home. We didn't do so bad now did we?
Lets see, our clothing was wool, chamois were actually made from deer hides, no carbon anything, brakes sucked, sucked even more when it rained, rims were soft and wore quickly, 5 in the back, down tube shifters, bearings needed repacking after a couple rain rides, headsets indexed all the time, tubulars were a pain in the ass, toe clips with goofy cleats that you nailed on the shoes, friction shifting, everything was heavy. I had some great times riding back in the day but will take the awesome developments with enthusiasm. These posts going on on how tough they were back in the day sound like guys reliving their heroic high school football careers.
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Old 08-10-20, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
A lot of lot rides are in country rodes and often times there’s no cell phone service. What is your plan?
Same plan as when I rode back in the early 90's before everyone had mobile phones. Carry some cash, credit, my bus pass, and ID.
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Old 08-11-20, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by velopig View Post
Lets see, our clothing was wool, chamois were actually made from deer hides, no carbon anything, brakes sucked, sucked even more when it rained, rims were soft and wore quickly, 5 in the back, down tube shifters, bearings needed repacking after a couple rain rides, headsets indexed all the time, tubulars were a pain in the ass, toe clips with goofy cleats that you nailed on the shoes, friction shifting, everything was heavy. I had some great times riding back in the day but will take the awesome developments with enthusiasm. These posts going on on how tough they were back in the day sound like guys reliving their heroic high school football careers.
Not one person in this thread has suggested or advocated that we all go back stone age of cycling technology...If you ever scrolled through the post your pic section in various sub forums you would also notice that there are still plenty of people who enjoy owning and riding their vintage bikes...There is absolutely no need to purchase a brand new bike every two years just to keep up with the trendy techno geeks.
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Old 08-11-20, 07:31 AM
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I live in an area of the mountains where there is no cell phone coverage. We moved here in ‘92, about the time ‘the brick’ cellphone came out so it’s never bothered me riding without reception. I trust in people to stop and help if I need it...sooner or later anyway
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Old 08-11-20, 08:00 AM
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Yeah, wolfchild, I think you got that one. And, to even ask such a silly question begs the question that the OP might have that problem. BTW, this poster has asked a multitude of similar inane questions.
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Old 08-11-20, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
There is absolutely no need to purchase a brand new bike every two years just to keep up with the trendy techno geeks.
Every TWO years? Who does that? I need a new bike every year to keep up with the technology! Even better would be a new one in the Spring, and another new one in the Fall.
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Old 08-12-20, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Seriously, if somebody is so paranoid that they won't go out for a bike ride unless they're " connected "...I think it's time for them to find another hobby, find something that doesn't require leaving your house.
I rode home a couple of times with cracked ribs because I was too stupid to let the bike fall away from me. Not fun. And the last time was around 20 years ago. Time flies. Technology advances.
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Old 08-12-20, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I'm confused.. something like this?
Is this Australia?
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Old 08-18-20, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
I’m amazed this thread has survived this long.

...and now I'm going to have to bump it.

I just read an NYT obit for a guy who died at 104, but only after achieving claim-to-fame of sailing around the entire global...without GPS, compass, sextant, wristwatch, or even an abacus.


Marvin Creamer, a Mariner Who Sailed Like the Ancients, Dies at 104


"He was guided by the wind, waves, the sun by day, and the moon and stars by night." Also could tell position/direction based on temperature, birds, bugs, even the squeaky sound of his hatch.
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Old 08-18-20, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by MaxKatt View Post
...and now I'm going to have to bump it.

I just read an NYT obit for a guy who died at 104, but only after achieving claim-to-fame of sailing around the entire global...without GPS, compass, sextant, wristwatch, or even an abacus.


Marvin Creamer, a Mariner Who Sailed Like the Ancients, Dies at 104


"He was guided by the wind, waves, the sun by day, and the moon and stars by night." Also could tell position/direction based on temperature, birds, bugs, even the squeaky sound of his hatch.
That's amazing....And some people can't even take a 5 mile drive to their local wallmart without a GPS guiding them.
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Old 08-18-20, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
You need this helmet.

Don't laugh, he was smart enough to be elected to Congress.
A lot of comedians are pretty smart and with politics being such a joke I say Lewis Black/Marc Maron 2020, the well placed anger and self loathing would be a refreshing change. Doug Benson would also be a solid pick, probably would establish a Strategic Doritos Reserve which seems better than building a crappy wall with tax payer money and with weed legal it would free up a lot of overcrowded prisons and save money on drug enforcement. Though I would also accept Ron Funches as Supreme and Glorious Leader, he seems like a big ole' teddy bear and that is what America really needs.

If I get caught out with no cell signals I will just use smoke signals or fire up the old Wireless Marconi.
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Old 08-18-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
If I get caught out with no cell signals I will just use smoke signals or fire up the old Wireless Marconi.
i find a long string with 2 paper cups work. If you need high speed, just wax the string.
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Old 08-20-20, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
i find a long string with 2 paper cups work. If you need high speed, just wax the string.
You just gotta use the speed wax.
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