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08-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,073
Posted By fredlord

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from...

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from last week for sure.

In Sydney you'd say "give us a double" or "give us a dink".
07-26-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,116
Posted By fredlord

When I first started riding and wearing bike...

When I first started riding and wearing bike shorts I wore undies because I didn't know better. Eventually I got the memo, tried the new method, and after a short period of adjustment, grew to prefer...
07-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,762
Posted By fredlord

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.
07-24-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By fredlord

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious...

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious pedestrians problem.

#1 I'm avoiding mixed-use bike paths as much as possible.

# I have installed two Knog Oi bells; a left-hand bell and a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 3,992
Posted By fredlord

Singing Reading Writing Drawing ...

Singing
Reading
Writing
Drawing
Mathematics
Bird-watching
Naked-eye astronomy
Growing stuff from random seeds you find

I do all of these except for the last one, which I just thought up....
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By fredlord

What's the big deal about a new thread being...

What's the big deal about a new thread being started that covers well-trodden ground? No one is forced to read it. Everyone can use the search function too. So, really, what's the big goddamned deal?...
07-20-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,723
Posted By fredlord

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with...

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with an imagination. :)
07-20-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,024
Posted By fredlord

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap....

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap. Super thin but no more sweat in eyes or on glasses.
07-20-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,855
Posted By fredlord

Hey, no need to get excited. I wasn't...

Hey, no need to get excited.

I wasn't talking to you.
07-20-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 960
Posted By fredlord

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a...

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a mountain bike?
07-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,674
Posted By fredlord

Viola.

Viola.
07-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,674
Posted By fredlord

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
07-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,674
Posted By fredlord

Riding has one d.

Riding has one d.
07-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,674
Posted By fredlord

While we're at it, if your shorts are...

While we're at it, if your shorts are uncomfortable then they're c h a f i n g you.
07-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,758
Posted By fredlord

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride. ...

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride.
A #3 before bed for a good sleep.
07-09-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,997
Posted By fredlord

Unless you wear it to the opera. The...

Unless you wear it to the opera.

The clown-factor of cycling gear increases exponentially with every metre of distance from the bike.

I remember caring about what other people thought of me; it...
06-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 980
Posted By fredlord

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of...

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of Lazy Horse Matress and Bedding? :)
https://youtu.be/dhV7EqAqcm8
06-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By fredlord

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit...

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit to really liking the Spurcycle sound, and will sometimes ring it just to hear it. :)
06-18-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,481
Posted By fredlord

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency...

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency unless you have it in your mouth. :)
06-15-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,543
Posted By fredlord

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks...

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks different from wearing the same unwashed socks day after day? I change my socks and underwear every day. Sometimes more frequently, especially if I'm...
06-09-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,721
Posted By fredlord

That's ok. :)

That's ok. :)
06-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By fredlord

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful,...

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful, ham-fisted, impractical buffoon with more money than sense who nevertheless sports a powerful set of glutes and quadriceps more than capable of...
06-02-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,017
Posted By fredlord

Although I can answer that question I'm not going...

Although I can answer that question I'm not going to, because I don't want this thread to be that kind of discussion. :)
There are other threads for discussing that stuff.
05-29-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By fredlord

One of my favourite ways to cycle is to just go...

One of my favourite ways to cycle is to just go out and ride, no plan, no exercise, no destination, go down roads I haven't been down before, just see what I might see. Feels like 1976.
05-28-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,221
Posted By fredlord

This is my approach and is the advice I have...

This is my approach and is the advice I have given my offspring when in traffic as pedestrian, cyclist or driver. My father gave me this advice.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,931
Posted By fredlord

In recent months I've taken the rear racks off...

In recent months I've taken the rear racks off two of my bikes and have been using backpacks, even in the hottest months. I have a large collection of them, and they all get used at one time or...
05-18-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By fredlord

I've figured out over the last year that cycling...

I've figured out over the last year that cycling is no longer optional for me. If I have more than two days without cycling, the black dog descends on me. Nothing else is as effective and reliable. I...
05-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By fredlord

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing...

I'm a dog lover who had the misfortune of seeing a gorgeous fox terrier be run over and grievously injured by its cycling owner while doing the bike-leash thing. Not a fan.

There's an ancient man...
05-13-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,053
Posted By fredlord

Some drivers might feel the same way when they...

Some drivers might feel the same way when they have to manouevre around some cyclists using the road when a bike path is available. The runners may/may not have good reasons for doing what they're...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,460
Posted By fredlord

Basically, nothing! There's a joyous...

Basically, nothing!


There's a joyous freedom in giving up on trying to be dry in the rain and just regarding the ride as a two-wheeled swim. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,460
Posted By fredlord

I'm in Sydney and also have a belt-drive bike. I...

I'm in Sydney and also have a belt-drive bike. I bought it two years ago to be my rain bike, but have only just come to grips with the whole riding in the rain thing.

Sydney is currently in the...
05-06-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,068
Posted By fredlord

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion...

If you scroll down the General Cycling Discussion page a little you'll find a whole thread dedicated to just such a discussion.
05-05-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 9,905
Posted By fredlord

I always liked the cycling adage, "it doesn't get...

I always liked the cycling adage, "it doesn't get easier, it just gets faster".
Forum: Commuting
04-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 17,552
Posted By fredlord

My current commute is about 6km, with a few...

My current commute is about 6km, with a few hills. In the middle of winter the temperature at 6.45am can get down to 3˚C (37˚F), whilst in the middle of a bad summer the temp at 6.45am could be as...
04-25-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

I would suggest activating the bell a little...

I would suggest activating the bell a little earlier, and mabe more than once.:) I've never startled anyone with a bell, but I have with unheralded passes.
04-24-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

I'm at a total loss as to how to answer this,...

I'm at a total loss as to how to answer this, except to refer you to post #69.
04-24-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

I agree. It's just that on paths where I can...

I agree. It's just that on paths where I can achieve a fair speed yet still encounter plenty of people whom I have to pass, I'd rather use a bell than wear out my voice.
04-24-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

On my drop-bar bikes I put the bell on the left...

On my drop-bar bikes I put the bell on the left bar on the inside, just where it curves down. I can hit it with my thumb when in the hoods or in the drops from a different angle, or with my pinky...
04-24-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

On the bike paths of Sydney my success rate seems...

On the bike paths of Sydney my success rate seems to have been higher than yours. If my advanced warning(s) have gone unheeded, I automatically make some calculations/judgements: are they truly...
04-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

I am trying to be as civil as possible. If I am...

I am trying to be as civil as possible. If I am failing, I'd appreciate being told where I'm going wrong. Seriously.
04-24-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,380
Posted By fredlord

Why won't you use a bell on a shared path?

Yes, bells are pretty much useless on the road when you're mixing it with cars and other noisy traffic. But why won't you use your bell (it's a legal requirement in NSW) when you're on a quiet path...
04-15-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,597
Posted By fredlord

There are many shades of pink, some much better...

There are many shades of pink, some much better than others. Dusty pink and a light grey (galah) is a great combo!
04-15-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,597
Posted By fredlord

Change the yellow to orange and I'm with you all...

Change the yellow to orange and I'm with you all the way...
04-10-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 85
Igh
Views: 4,239
Posted By fredlord

That is a beautiful bike.

That is a beautiful bike.
04-10-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,304
Posted By fredlord

I have a belt-drive bike with an 8-speed Nexus...

I have a belt-drive bike with an 8-speed Nexus in-hub gear. I have grown to absolutely love it despite its limited gear range and slightly heavier rear end. The bike has fenders too, so I use it...
04-08-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,425
Posted By fredlord

You want mountain bike shoes.

You want mountain bike shoes.
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