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09-23-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By Korina

Sure.

Sure.
09-21-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

Don't even think it! :eek: This end of the year,...

Don't even think it! :eek: This end of the year, thunderstorms start wildfires. :twitchy:
09-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By Korina

For some masochistic reason I read the entire...

For some masochistic reason I read the entire thread. I'm kind of disappointed the OP didn't point out that some of them seemed to be okay with injuring or even killing the six-year-old kid involved...
09-21-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

My MIL used to say it. :)

My MIL used to say it. :)
09-19-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

Lucky; we got about 1/3 of an inch. 😕 Still,...

Lucky; we got about 1/3 of an inch. 😕 Still, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
09-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Korina

It's this Saturday! Mike McGuire will be giving...

It's this Saturday! Mike McGuire will be giving an update of the Great Redwood Trail, and Karen Gear, interim Ex. Dir. of the GRTA will also be speaking.
09-19-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 509
Posted By Korina

Hi, how's it going? (Only two more posts!) ...

Hi, how's it going? (Only two more posts!)

PS Don't ride a bike with parts missing; even if you don't die, you could destroy the bike.
09-17-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

"Showers" today! I say "" because it was a brief...

"Showers" today! I say "" because it was a brief sprinkle, enough to turn the dust on the plants to mud, but not enough to wash it off. Taking a closer look, the forecast says, 'New precipitation...
09-17-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,156
Posted By Korina

I rode with the Porteur bar for quite a while,...

I rode with the Porteur bar for quite a while, and it was okay, but it felt a bit cramped. Then I switched to the V-O Tourist bar and found my happy place. With 60* of sweep, and 580mm wide, my knees...
09-17-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

{sigh} Middle of September and the two weeks of...

{sigh} Middle of September and the two weeks of sunshine are gone, replaced by clouds (instead of our usual marine layer) and a possibility of actual rain over the next few days. It was a nice...
09-17-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 853
Posted By Korina

That is a very well-loved bike; someone's pride...

That is a very well-loved bike; someone's pride and joy.

::side eyes own grubby steed::
09-09-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Korina

Your bike shop can probably do that. I gather the...

Your bike shop can probably do that. I gather the idea is to find an opening, stick the WD40 tube in there and just spray, work the lever, spray some more, work the lever, until the mechanism works...
09-07-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Korina

Grant's latest blahg...

Grant's latest blahg (https://www.rivbike.com/blogs/grant-petersens-blog/done-done-wrong-proably-still-doing-wrong?mc_cid=c980fb7109&mc_eid=81f524c73d) talks about designing Bridgestone MB's.
09-07-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Korina

That's a hazard and needs to be corrected. Have...

That's a hazard and needs to be corrected. Have you contacted the appropriate people about it?

There's a trailhead near where I used to work, with scars in the pavement where you can see the...
09-06-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

FYI, 15 minutes before I left the marine layer...

FYI, 15 minutes before I left the marine layer moved in. At least I didn't need sun screen. Half an hour after I returned the marine layer moved out. D'oh! It was a great ride anyway. :ride:
09-06-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 399
Posted By Korina

I like the Mirrcycle, but it's unusable on my...

I like the Mirrcycle, but it's unusable on my swept bars. Do you think the mount hackable?
09-06-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Korina

I'm starting to question them myself. On the...

I'm starting to question them myself. On the Humboldt Bay Trail in Arcata they're on each end of every bridge. There's room, and they're reflective yellow, but they're annoying and largely...
09-05-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Korina

Even bike paths are dangerous

Beware the bollard! https://www.bikesonoma.org/local-cyclist-dies-from-collision-on-bike-path/
09-04-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

Hah! 7 hrs 35 min according to Google, but they...

Hah! 7 hrs 35 min according to Google, but they didn't account for the headwind. It chose an interesting route, keeping me off Highway 101 as much as it could, including Hammond Truck Rd., which I've...
09-03-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

stardognine, I haven't done Crescent City; that's...

stardognine, I haven't done Crescent City; that's a good 70 miles north. And yes, my rule of thumb is "don't piss off anything bigger than you or that has pointier teeth". It has served me well. :)
09-03-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

I grew up in Tracy, so I feel ya. The only time...

I grew up in Tracy, so I feel ya. The only time the wind stopped, it hit 110*. I really wish I'd had a good bike back then; we were a few miles from the coastal hills, and I always dreamed of riding...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By Korina

I had two routes for my commute; a.m. was...

I had two routes for my commute; a.m. was trail/highway/trail and 8 miles. Going home was more complicated; either highway/cross highway/trail or Myrtle Ave./Old Arcata Rd. with 11 miles or winding...
09-02-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,508
Posted By Korina

{le sigh} We're having an extreme Fogust up here;...

{le sigh} We're having an extreme Fogust up here; it's been largely overcast and cool all month (heck, all summer!), and the last week has been extra dark and cold. I would love sunshine for more...
09-02-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

Do you mean the Arcata Bottoms, the farm land...

Do you mean the Arcata Bottoms, the farm land between town and the ocean? I've ridden it many times; it's beautiful, with few cars, but I don't think the roads have been repaved the entire time I've...
09-01-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

Google doesn't know all the things yet. ...

Google doesn't know all the things yet.

Actually, it looks like it would be quite doable, if I was an experienced bikepacker. I'm just a bored ex-commuter looking for places to explore out my...
09-01-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Korina

Google be cray-cray!

Just for giggles, I asked Google to plot a route...
09-01-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 151,997
Posted By Korina

(Pssst; it helps if you either quote or @ the...

(Pssst; it helps if you either quote or @ the person you're responding to. Just don't go with the @ autofill; doesn't work.)
09-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Korina

Good gravy! With a ride like that, I don't blame...

Good gravy! With a ride like that, I don't blame him! He'll get bike-curious soon enough, just enjoy him. :)
08-31-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Korina

If he's that hard on his bike, do you really want...

If he's that hard on his bike, do you really want to put him on anything more expensive?
08-31-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Korina

Thanks for not making it obnoxiously girly. I...

Thanks for not making it obnoxiously girly. I hope she gets years of good riding out of it.
08-31-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21,261
Views: 4,048,328
Posted By Korina

Oh yeah. Should I bite? :roflmao2:Suntour xc2...

Oh yeah. Should I bite? :roflmao2:Suntour xc2 pedals 24k gold plated - $500 (Fields landing) https://images.craigslist.org/00o0o_8NxVffTv2Baz_0Cz0t2_600x450.jpg
condition: like new
part type:...
08-29-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Korina

You could always ask questions or offer opinions...

You could always ask questions or offer opinions (Great Bird knows everyone else does). Congrats on your 10th post!
08-29-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,358
Posted By Korina

Good! I should warn you, he got four videos in...

Good! I should warn you, he got four videos in and then moved to S. Carolina. The Fluride Mountain Bike Instruction YT channel might be useful.
08-28-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By Korina

Post your photos in the Framebuilders forum and...

Post your photos in the Framebuilders forum and get some professional opinions. It's a nice bike, and worth saving if you can. Good luck.

PS Top view photo doesn't show for me.
08-28-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 594
Posted By Korina

Definitely, clean it and ride it. And post lots...

Definitely, clean it and ride it. And post lots of pics. You might owe your buddy a six-pack. :thumb:
08-28-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 398
Posted By Korina

Just to make sure you're not a spammer or a bot,...

Just to make sure you're not a spammer or a bot, you can post 5 times per day and after 10 posts and two days you can post pics. So go comment on a few threads, then come back and show us your bike!...
08-28-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,358
Posted By Korina

Your DTHs are good for pavement and light gravel,...

Your DTHs are good for pavement and light gravel, not so much for roots and rocks, as you've discovered. You don't have to go full knobbies, but small knobbies would be a big help for trails. Ride...
08-25-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By Korina

Well, my offer for an excellent hot cocoa recipe...

Well, my offer for an excellent hot cocoa recipe got one like, so...
It's very customizable; I eliminated the instant milk and use 50/50 water and soy milk. I also cut the sugar to 1 1/4c. and use a...
08-25-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Korina

::sticks fingers in eyes:: LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR...

::sticks fingers in eyes:: LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR SEE YOU! :p
08-24-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Korina

This one wasn't a project bike; it had been...

This one wasn't a project bike; it had been upgraded, so the seller wanted $350 for it. I don't think it sold, I think it just fell off the end of the CL listings.
08-24-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Korina

That's weird; I see a big blank space in his...

That's weird; I see a big blank space in his post, and the video in mine.
08-24-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 633
Posted By Korina

Your link is messed up. ...

Your link is messed up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usyZuEBtT3s
08-24-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Korina

The nice thing about Maxxis DTHs is that they're...

The nice thing about Maxxis DTHs is that they're big, but not heavy; I find them supple and fast-rolling. They eat chunky pavement for breakfast.

EDIT: I'm still torn about passing up that '96...
08-24-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By Korina

Mmm, genmaicha; green tea with roasted rice....

Mmm, genmaicha; green tea with roasted rice. Yumm. :love:
08-23-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By Korina

Oh yeah. :D Anglophile. My local tea...

Oh yeah. :D


Anglophile. My local tea sources are a bit limited, as I'm a tea drinker in a sea of coffee drinkers. I can get loose leaf in bulk, at least; one of my favorites from the co-op is...
08-23-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 804
Posted By Korina

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/498x454/bbb_meme_d0877e5f1170256f072bd64bbba57ca20e4e5051.jpg
08-23-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By Korina

Tea too! :) Ever try Robert Fortune's blend? It's...

Tea too! :) Ever try Robert Fortune's blend? It's a blend of Darjeeling and Yun Nan; deeelicious. Mornings I like a strong brew of good ol' PG Tips with a dollop of soy milk to take the edge off.
08-23-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 1,870
Posted By Korina

Anyone want a great hot cocoa recipe to go with...

Anyone want a great hot cocoa recipe to go with their coffee, or are you all purists? :) I love an occasional mocha with a little cinnamon and vanilla.
08-23-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,358
Posted By Korina

Great build. Make sure to show us some ride pics!

Great build. Make sure to show us some ride pics!
08-22-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Korina

A couple of advocacy-type links

There's using asphalt art (https://asphaltart.bloomberg.org/)to slow traffic and a NACTO document (https://nacto.org/breaking-the-cycle/) about 'reevaluating the laws that prevent safe and inclusive...
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