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05-05-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 408
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Posted By MattTheHat

Can someone...anyone...explain how knowing a car...

Can someone...anyone...explain how knowing a car is behind you makes any difference whatsoever? Please?

I've asked this in other threads and never gotten a response. In other words, what do you do...
05-05-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By EGBigelo

This sounds like me. I'm a roadie, but wasn't...

This sounds like me. I'm a roadie, but wasn't really into it last year so I picked got a Trek DS2. This year I'm less into my road bike and more into the hybrid, so much so that I'm looking for...
05-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By Hypno Toad

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for...

One earbud (right ear only) is my preferred for solo rides. I use Skullcandy Method (https://www.skullcandy.com/shop/earbuds/bluetooth-earbuds/method-wireless)for a long list of reasons: durable in...
05-04-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By Ironfish653

If itís a solo road ride, like a commute, or just...

If itís a solo road ride, like a commute, or just getting some miles in, Iíll often have music. Picking songs with the right tempos can also help you hold a particular pace or cadence.
When I do,...
05-04-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By pcook489

I ride with music every time. I also have a...

I ride with music every time. I also have a mirror to let me know if cars/cyclists are passing me. The bigger issue is knowing your surroundings/threats than being able to listen to tunes while you...
05-04-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By MattTheHat

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music...

I wear a Bluetooth headset and listen to music while riding on the road all the time. Like every day. About 10,000 miles worth in the last year. It seems perfectly safe to me. If it doesn't feel safe...
05-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By Barry2

I find that a lot of the headphone MUP riders...

I find that a lot of the headphone MUP riders don't even check over their left shoulder before moving around walkers.
Even the headphone wearing runners are guilty of that.
I view headphone use on...
05-04-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By DMC707

Depends on your riding conditions ---- I...

Depends on your riding conditions ---- I wouldn't if I were urban, but my typical road route is a lake road that is heavily travelled by cyclists and light auto traffic during the week, so I use...
05-04-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By bargo68

On your left...... On your LEFT...... ...

On your left......

On your LEFT......

ON YOUR LEFT!!!!!!!!!!

I don't like earbuds.
05-04-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By _ForceD_

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a...

Just a bit off topic...but this reminds me of a funny headphone thing I witnessed once. When my now college Jr. son was in high school he played hockey. During the summer rec league, sometimes I'd...
05-04-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

It's far better than causing noise pollution with...

It's far better than causing noise pollution with a speaker.

Use one earbud if you want to hear cars too.
05-04-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 17,284
Posted By _ForceD_

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots...

If you're on the road...unsafe. Yet, I see lots of people doing it. On a MUP...maybe OK.

But my personal preference is to go au naturel. I like hearing all the things that are going on around me...
05-03-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Gangplank

When I was in my 20ís & 30ís I used to ride a...

When I was in my 20ís & 30ís I used to ride a mountain bike with semi slicks w/ knobs on the side on the rear wheel. Iíd ride it on the roads 60% of the time, hop curbsI always used to wonder why...
05-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Adonis72

I consider myself a cyclist and I've done a lot...

I consider myself a cyclist and I've done a lot of road cycling and mountain biking over the years(few thousand miles a year). I recently purchased a Specialized Sirrus to do more green way rides and...
05-01-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By travbikeman

It's a great bike for rails to trails and gravel...

It's a great bike for rails to trails and gravel riding. Where I don't care for drops (am out of the wow factor I used to be when I USED to want a gravel bike). I like the geometry where I can view...
05-01-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By delacrue96

I'm petite and was looking for a smooth easy ride...

I'm petite and was looking for a smooth easy ride for streets, dirt paths and hills. I love the front and seat suspension.
04-30-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By FuruiiJitensha

For me I am getting back into bikes after years...

For me I am getting back into bikes after years away and to get back into shape. I will ride on pavement 90% of the time and prefer thinner wheels than a MTB.

As I'm just getting back into it, I...
04-30-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Okiewan

Thumbs up Nailed it. I avoid reflections/mirrors at all...

Nailed it. I avoid reflections/mirrors at all costs. I'll be 60 in August (I can't believe it), I'm in it now for the exercise and riding around the 'hood with my wife (Townie 7d). Just picked-up a...
04-30-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Clyde1820

Chose a Trek DS...

Chose a Trek DS (https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2012/Trek/8_5_ds#/us/en/2012/Trek/8_5_ds/details) because it's sort of a hybrid. More MTB, to handle cruddy roads and occasional off-trail. But...
04-30-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By subgrade

Since I was going to have just one bike, yet I...

Since I was going to have just one bike, yet I ride in very different conditions, from commuting on streets in various states of disrepair to 100+km rides on pavement to gravel to sandy/rooty forest...
04-29-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By Doctor Morbius

My first bike as an adult was an MTB, a 1993 GT...

My first bike as an adult was an MTB, a 1993 GT Corrado, which I rode on pavement 90+% of the time. By today's standards it would be a fat tire, steel, rigid-fork hybrid. My 2nd MTB, which is a 2004...
04-29-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By 257 roberts

I had a 90's Giant AT 740 that I rode for 20+...

I had a 90's Giant AT 740 that I rode for 20+ years and decided to upgrade it..new tires, Jones H-Bars,Brooks B17 saddle, new Shimano chain,cassette and crankset and then some sob stole it..broke my...
04-28-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By badger1

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my...

Heh! Everyone's reasons will be unique. In my case, I ride 'hybrids' simply because for no good reason that I've ever heard road bikes with flat bars/bar ends, as opposed to drop bars, are classified...
04-28-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By hokiefyd

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you...

I have mostly hybrids for the same reasons you like yours. They're easy and pleasant to ride. I'm not a hard-core cyclist, whatever that even means. :-) I just enjoy being outdoors and on two...
04-28-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,115
Posted By tim24k

For the comfort! I have a 20 mile a day commute.

For the comfort! I have a 20 mile a day commute.
Forum: Introductions
04-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By mtb cheaha

Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your...

Welcome to the forum. We look forward to your contribution. Enjoy your rides. Be safe.
Forum: Introductions
04-26-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Rage

Welcome aboard, Chris!

Welcome aboard, Chris!
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