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Posted By Elbeinlaw

People like this could be crazy, of course--think...

People like this could be crazy, of course--think they're playing PacMan. Or they could be evil--I'm going to get those lycra-encased vermin.

But more likely, they are driving too fast, half...
04-28-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Panniers and other baggage

No, the trip was planned as a proof of concept--think Mercury Program building to Apollo. I wanted to show my travelling partner that (1) 20 miles in a day was doable, even on multiple consecutive...
Forum: Foo
04-19-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,693
Posted By Elbeinlaw

"That's the way the world goes round"

It sucks, beyond a doubt. This was pretty much my experience in government too, though you forgot to add working our axxes off for under-market wages only to have the chattering classes criticizing...
04-04-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Regular shoes

Seems to me that this is addressed just by replacing pedals with flats. Unless you wear stiletto heels, and then ... iddano.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Home Depot/Lowes. Split tubes used for...

Home Depot/Lowes. Split tubes used for insulation of pipes. Will work great. OR ... split flexible conduit tubes used for corralling wires.
03-26-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Elbeinlaw

When I started riding again in March, at 64 1/3...

When I started riding again in March, at 64 1/3 years old and 310 lbs, I quickly discarded my old bike and after looking around. I bought a Trek Verge low-step through (hip problems). I bought the...
03-26-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By Elbeinlaw

And to think I started it all!

I'm humbled at the recognition of my small part in the advancement of human understanding of hypotenteutical euclidian distance.
03-25-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Why I was asking

MSU: Thanks, this is perfect. Just exactly what I needed.

I see that people curious about what I'm doing with the data and where I see it. I'm working on strengthening my riding (and I'm a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain...

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain sight. Thanks for tipping me off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast....

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast. Now on my second. BUT I caution you to hesitate. You're changing two things in your life, not one. You're not only going from new-to-biking to 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,399
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Geographical challenges?

I guess atlases are different down under.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,399
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Uh, not to be technical but ...

"Ship." Boats are too small to carry containers.
12-29-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,247
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Wise!

Hate to put this burden on you, UCTT, but your post was very wise. This is the thing that makes all the difference: recognize that "right of way" is never taken, it's always GIVEN. Anyone who rides...
12-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,544
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Hope you feel better soon and do not have...

Hope you feel better soon and do not have anything worse than you think you have. I've had a couple of occasions where my feet have come off the pedals--each time resulted in a bad-enough crash. ...
12-29-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Elbeinlaw

[can't help myself]

That was a gas, wgscott.
12-29-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,494
Posted By Elbeinlaw

63ricket: Essentially what you're implying--and I...

63ricket: Essentially what you're implying--and I think it needs to be said explicitly--is that the person with the lights is not adjusting their lights because its good form them, they're doing it...
12-24-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By Elbeinlaw

But wait! There's more!

You reminded me of one more piece in the analysis. The first step. The most important.

Before I do ANYTHING else, before I think another thought, before I move to the next step, I ask myself: ...
12-23-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,424
Posted By Elbeinlaw

jPrichardJr: I don't work on bicycle frames, but...

jPrichardJr: I don't work on bicycle frames, but I make this kind of decision on "bargain" stringed instruments. Here's my decision tree.

If it's a really valuable thing, or if it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,413
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Scams

Paul: Excellent blow by blow description of a fraud. I'm glad you got out of it with only the loss of a few bucks.

I was a fraud prosecutor for a lot of years. What's startling to me is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,413
Posted By Elbeinlaw

"we need to make sure ..."

To the OP: It's clear to me, too, that this customer was a twit. But to be honest, your approach would have raised huge red flags for me as a customer. I'll show you why. This is what you said...
12-11-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,567
Posted By Elbeinlaw

See "flowers, smell the"

From your picture you look like a young guy, so there's no reason you should listen to an old fart like me (64 50/52nds years old). Understand that I don't mean to blame the victim. But from my years...
12-10-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,531
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Wait a minute--

How did you know my sister has webbed feet?
11-30-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,664
Posted By Elbeinlaw

T-22: If you can't figure out what a random...

T-22: If you can't figure out what a random part, tool or doohickey is for, just throw it out. The need for that particular thing will suddenly reappear after the trash is emptied.
11-30-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,664
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Corollary T7(A): Headwinds

Corrollary T7(A) If you're riding into a headwind on the way out, when you head for home ... you'll also be riding into a headwind.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 682
Posted By Elbeinlaw

3speedslow: You got it! I tried moving it with...

3speedslow: You got it! I tried moving it with my hand. Then I tried liberally applying WD40 to every available point on the whole drive train. IMMEASURABLY easier shifting. I'm going to replace...
10-30-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,336
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Until today I would have said (and I have said...

Until today I would have said (and I have said repeatedly on this site) that I use lots of hand communication and that it works well. But today I have to revise that. Today, within 20 minutes I had...
10-30-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By Elbeinlaw

whoa whoa whoa . . .

Slow down. I'm no defender of the medical profession, but y'all are making the same kind of baseless ( let's say "evidence free" ) judgment you accuse the doc of making. We don't know what else he...
10-30-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,664
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Truths about cycling

T-1: Going over the 'bars is not fun.

I confirmed this truth empirically this morning on a commuting ride. It was the first time I tried it in probably 20 years. It turns out that it's no more...
09-23-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude!!!!!!

You just exceded my wildest hopes, never mind expectations. Thank you thank you thank you. You gave me a place to start looking for replacements.

By the way, I would keep looking, but my...
09-09-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,790
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I...

I don't mind being passed by someone faster. I mind being passed by someone faster when I'm on a bike and they're WALKING.

The answer to "Does it get any easier?" is "Not if you're doing it...
09-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By Elbeinlaw

tired, out of gas, and stupid

Sounds just like what happened to me for my second major spill (second set of stitches, second bout of cellulitis) since I came back. Except that I didn't know I was out of gas until my legs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,144
Posted By Elbeinlaw

This is a common misunderstanding, actually

The two slanders on folding bikes is that (1) the small wheels mean that they don't have the same ground-per-pedal stroke* that the larger wheels do; (2) that they're uncomfortable (because they look...
09-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,016
Posted By Elbeinlaw

No, no, no--

I have it on excellent medical authority that flu is transmitted by not putting on a sweater when your mother is cold.
09-03-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,494
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty...

Downhillmaster and others who post nasty comments: What I don't get is what the angry, nasty response is about. Even if flangehead was whining--which he wasn't, he was telling a story--and even if...
09-03-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,238
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Hold on- -

No need to fight over me, gentlemen.

I definitely need a new LBS. They stuck. On the other hand, they're underway with Covid cycling volume, and they're cycling guys, not education or...
08-25-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,581
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog...

Koyote: I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is so incredibly painful. I still mourn my best buddy, Seamus, an Airedale, who died about 5 years ago. Most people don't understand how...
08-24-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,929
Posted By Elbeinlaw

tntyz: Thank you for taking an interest. I'm on...

tntyz: Thank you for taking an interest. I'm on Android, not iPhone, but I'm going to copy your steps and see if I can get it to work with RWGPS. The bikes are both at the shop right now for...
08-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,739
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Kat12, I'm afraid you buried the lede, so I want...

Kat12, I'm afraid you buried the lede, so I want to repeat it:

I can protect others from my potential asymptomatic/ pre-symptomatic infection, and I want others to wear a mask to protect me from...
08-20-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,238
Posted By Elbeinlaw

ScottRiqui: This is my first new bike in...

ScottRiqui:

This is my first new bike in the wireless era, so when the bike store told me it was a cycling computer, I though of those old wireless plastic computers on my handlebars. They...
08-19-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,729
Posted By Elbeinlaw

BoraxKid: I sure am glad we have you here....

BoraxKid:

I sure am glad we have you here. Because without you, we wouldn't have anyone to tell us:1. Who is and is not a Karen
2. What's not worthwhile to post on Bike Forums
3. Who has...
08-19-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,364
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test...

Dude! Listen to me: go get a sleep apnea test NOW. You don't have to be old, fat and male to have sleep apnea. Lots of women, skinny and athletic people have it. It has nothing to do with not...
08-19-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,549
Posted By Elbeinlaw

The single most convincing thing that changed my...

The single most convincing thing that changed my conduct when I started bicycle commuting years ago was to read as many accident reports as I could find. EVERY SINGLE ONE--let me repeat that--EVERY...
08-19-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 12,729
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen...

I second tomato coupe's comment. I've only seen a couple of your posts, Borax Kid, but I'd like to point two things out. First, if you're lucky, you too will become a person of vintage. And...
08-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,002
Posted By Elbeinlaw

You've got it wrong, dude.

Seems to me that this precisely describes the slack-jawed, mouth-breathing morons who were very aggressively riding down the stripe of the trail we were on, on Sunday, showing off their cycling...
Forum: Foo
08-07-20, 04:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By Elbeinlaw

There's a story that Apollo 13 -- which, you...

There's a story that Apollo 13 -- which, you will possibly remember, endured an explosion and catastrophic cascade of systems losses-- had to shut down its computer systems to have enough power to...
07-27-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,348
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Gott'a be Atlanta!

Have to laugh. When I saw the phrase "blocked … by the City of Clarkston" I knew that it had to be Clarkston, GA. Atlanta is the most clueless of any city I've ever lived in when it comes to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,388
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I don't remember where I heard this but Vaseline...

I don't remember where I heard this but Vaseline or even Chapstick on your eyebrows directs the sweat out of your eyes. Works like a charm. Keeps your eyebrows from getting chapped, too. (Never...
07-16-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Down here in the South, corn can be sweet: Sweet...

Down here in the South, corn can be sweet: Sweet corn. You eat it with your "sweet tea."
07-16-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,650
Posted By Elbeinlaw

My father used to say that

He didn't mean it as a compliment. Or maybe he meant that he was annoyed that he didn't think of the quip first.
07-16-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,969
Posted By Elbeinlaw

GREAT JOB! Give yourself a pat on the back.

You have to celebrate your accomplishments even if it's just a plateau. Plateauing at 208--I'm sure it wasn't so long ago you thought you'd never GET to 208. So celebrate! (Not with double...
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