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09-20-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By BobbyG

In winter when riding in sub-freezing...

In winter when riding in sub-freezing temperatures don't over-dress. You will warm up after 7-12 minutes...dress for that. Over-dressing causes sweat which will then freeze and make you really cold....
09-19-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By canklecat

Yup, some folks can do that. A riding buddy...

Yup, some folks can do that. A riding buddy carries only plain water and might drink half on our usual 26 mile weekday rides in summer, and might finish the bottle on a 50 mile summer ride. (Funny...
09-19-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By ofajen

Fig bars are a great choice. Otto

Fig bars are a great choice.

Otto
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
09-17-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By frogman

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. ...

Good tips. I may try the antibiotic ointment. Maybe Neosporin ? It is a triple antibiotic ontment.

Another thing to do is to be religous about a shower and washing the riding shorts after...
09-17-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 874
Posted By flangehead

Keep a foil pouch of mosquito repellent with your...

Keep a foil pouch of mosquito repellent with your tire repair kit.

This was learned the hard way.
09-16-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,174
Posted By ofajen

Try it. Itíll probably be ok. And itís good for...

Try it. Itíll probably be ok. And itís good for your soul to sometimes ride a bike where you shouldnít.

Otto
09-16-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,174
Posted By Reflector Guy

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path...

Very close! I ride on the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail west of Chicago. I see countless road bikes with "normal" road bike tires there every day.

The only time I wish I had...
09-16-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,174
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I...

Depends on what you mean by "small gravel" I suppose.

Here in Illinois at least, the rail trails are hardpacked FA-6 gradation limestone screenings. Closeup, it resembles very small gravel. But...
09-14-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 4,185
Posted By MinnMan

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not...

I pump up the tires before *most* rides, but not all.

Depends on the ride, the bike, the time since.I last rode it, etc.

Lots of experience indicates that if I rode the bike yesterday and the...
09-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By _ForceD_

Maybe something like this...

Maybe something like this https://www.pinterest.com/pin/270990102563067231/

Iíve also seen people store bikes in those Rubbermaid things that are designed for storing two garbage cans in.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By Lazyass

Remove water bottle. Squirt bad dog in the face....

Remove water bottle. Squirt bad dog in the face. Dog gets stunned and I ride away.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 889
Posted By masonv45

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a...

Years ago, jogging around my subdivision and a dog came tearing out of the garage ready to bite my head off. A shot from my water bottle up the nose stopped him in his tracks.

My next lap around...
09-13-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,503
Posted By OldRailfan

Few of us are in the group in which a...

Few of us are in the group in which a better/expensive bike will make a difference on how much we ride or how fast we ride. It's the person on that seat that determines it.

PS it's very similar to...
09-13-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,503
Posted By shelbyfv

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:

You are good to go, ride your bike.:beer:
09-12-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By Rick

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't...

Yeah like they said. Get the tires that don't allow holes through them. I am on my fourth set of Schwalbe tires on my touring bike and no flats from exterior sources. Over 7 years and thousands of...
09-11-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,746
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife is not a fan of clipless pedals, so she...

My wife is not a fan of clipless pedals, so she uses flats. Her riding style is more relaxed than most road riders though, so it works for her.
09-11-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,746
Posted By fujidon

Shirley, you jest.

Shirley, you jest.
09-10-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By gthomson

That's a good story and glad it had a happy...

That's a good story and glad it had a happy ending. I am the exact way when I lose something, as i will trace every step until I find the darn thing or exhaust myself in the effort.

Regarding the...
09-08-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,854
Posted By M Rose

I have a very tight budget, so most things I buy...

I have a very tight budget, so most things I buy (especially clothing) has to be multi-functional. I would love bike specific shorts and jerseys, but right now I canít afford them. So I wear what...
09-07-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,358
Posted By scott967

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and...

I admit to sometimes daydreaming on the MUP and not holding my line. So I do appreciate the "on your left". I've never had a problem with cyclists understanding it, but joggers/walkers, sure.
...
09-07-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,358
Posted By 63rickert

Green Bay Trail operates on Calvinball rules. I...

Green Bay Trail operates on Calvinball rules. I have been hit there. My wife has been hit twice. Populated by superior North Shore types who never say they are sorry. It is never their fault. We...
09-07-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,358
Posted By genejockey

Not on this site, anyhow.

Not on this site, anyhow.
09-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By MinnMan

However fast your previous years seem to have...

However fast your previous years seem to have passed, the ones coming up are going to go even faster.
09-05-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 682
Posted By davester

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How...

Don't sweat it. I'm posting in the 65+ thread.How the heck did that happen? I just got out of high school.
09-04-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By UnCruel

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling...

I do. I'm Goldilocks about everything, cycling included. I arguably have too much gear.

How can you know, objectively, whether you have "too much"? Well, in my case, I'm having trouble figuring...
09-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 4,854
Posted By UnCruel

Does Clothing Matter?

I own some lycra shorts and some cycling jerseys, and I've worn them, but these days I mostly find myself wearing civilian t-shirt and shorts when I ride. On a FB group awhile back, someone was...
09-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,323
Posted By wolfchild

OP is paying so much attention to other peoples...

OP is paying so much attention to other peoples butts.
08-31-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,626
Posted By GlennR

Get in a low gear and spin. If you try to...

Get in a low gear and spin.

If you try to "muscle" up in a higher gear, then you put pressure on your knees.
08-31-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,626
Posted By Iride01

As long as you have a gear ratio low enough to...

As long as you have a gear ratio low enough to allow you to pedal without having to strain, you shouldn't have any issue with your knees. So don't pedal up the hill in hard to pedal gears. If you...
08-30-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,010
Posted By wolfchild

There is a reason why they still manufacture...

There is a reason why they still manufacture platform pedals, and it's because some people prefer them...Platform pedals don't require cleated shoes.
08-30-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,010
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

These threads are always great. I love all the...

These threads are always great. I love all the references to riding with “running” shoes, “hiking” shoes, “skateboarding” shoes, “walking” shoes… Shoes made for everything except pedaling a bike. ...
08-28-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 670
Posted By Milton Keynes

Baby snappers of that size don't bite. I've...

Baby snappers of that size don't bite. I've played with them when they're that size and they don't seem to snap at that size. When they're bigger, though, watch out.
08-28-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By LV2TNDM

Riding a unicycle had always been on my "to-do"...

Riding a unicycle had always been on my "to-do" list. As a pretty dedicated cyclist, I felt it was something I had to master. So a couple of months before my 50th birthday, I committed to learning....
08-26-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By rsbob

When I use a standard bottle withsports mix, I...

When I use a standard bottle withsports mix, I always pop them in the dishwasher
08-26-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By Litespud

I buy the cheapest bottles I can find - usually...

I buy the cheapest bottles I can find - usually something with a bike shop logo on them. Put them through the dishwasher maybe once a year, whether they need it or not😀
08-26-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,340
Posted By Riveting

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?

Nobody strives to be a serious clown, do they?
08-26-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,695
Posted By Iride01

at least 5 minutes.

at least 5 minutes.
08-26-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,695
Posted By CheGiantForLife

What is your typical week of riding ?

I'm curious what how much you cycle slutz from hell ride in a given week.

Do you do a few short rides and one long ride?
2 long rides? Weekend warrior.
Daily 15 min ride? Commuter.

I...
08-25-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,903
Posted By hayden52

I spin my legs until the burn is gone then I...

I spin my legs until the burn is gone then I coast to recover.
08-21-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,332
Posted By Helderberg

Still riding.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/564x846/238608711_4560390557325037_5193817074391248929_n_020a1be87042fe1ef160a3e33a5f37600d2f9d80.jpg
I found this on a FB group and thought it...
08-18-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,862
Posted By rydabent

For all but cyclist in a race, speed is not the...

For all but cyclist in a race, speed is not the holy grail that some think it is. The far higher percentage just like to ride a bike or trike and enjoy the ride, and the scenery.

The faster you...
08-18-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,862
Posted By CAT7RDR

A recent crash has tempered my pursuit of speed...

A recent crash has tempered my pursuit of speed and snappy descents. Keeping the rubber side down a tad slower is more fun in the long run.
08-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,862
Posted By jackb

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. ...

Cycling for speed is a specific form of cycling. I've never understood the need for speed. Other outdoor activities don't emphasize speed. I hike, but hiking fast is not a goal in the hiking...
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,936
Posted By bruce19

You can call me "bro" or dude or whatever. It has...

You can call me "bro" or dude or whatever. It has nothing to do with me. It's all about the speaker and it doesn't bother me at all.
Forum: Foo
08-17-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,936
Posted By Bald Paul

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable...

As far as I'm concerned, "Bro" is only acceptable when used towards me by my brother.
08-09-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,848
Posted By tomato coupe

I was on a mosquito forum the other day. They...

I was on a mosquito forum the other day. They all claimed they could average 3 mph in a group flight, but I think it's just typical internet inflation of the actual numbers.
08-09-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By RH Clark

Unlike most other sports, if you get your kids...

Unlike most other sports, if you get your kids into cycling they will have a life long passion for it. If they are into basketball, football, and most other school related sports , they will likely...
08-09-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 712
Posted By CliffordK

With gas, insurance, car maintenance, etc... ...

With gas, insurance, car maintenance, etc... riding a bike is cheaper than driving.
08-09-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Phil_gretz

We dismiss this type of behavior from cyclists as...

We dismiss this type of behavior from cyclists as immature and reckless. We "tut tut", pat them on the head, and go on with our lives.

If someone does this same thing with a motor vehicle, we...
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