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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 730
Posted By john m flores

LOL - brown cars have their place, just not on...

LOL - brown cars have their place, just not on the racetrack.

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-24, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 730
Posted By john m flores

I never understood brown sports cars...

I never understood brown sports cars...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-24, 12:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,840
Posted By john m flores

​​​​I wish everyone else would stop cluttering...

​​​​I wish everyone else would stop cluttering this thread with debates on the comparative costs of commuting by bike or car. Start your own thread

My girlfriend loves her Brilliant L Train with a...
02-12-24, 09:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,628
Posted By john m flores

Back in the 90s, a buddy and I rode from Oakland...

Back in the 90s, a buddy and I rode from Oakland to LAX. I think it was halfway down, around Lompoc, when I said, "Tom, I think I need McDonald's tonight." I think that I had two big Macs, large...
02-07-24, 11:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By john m flores

Your instinct for maximizing clearance sounds...

Your instinct for maximizing clearance sounds good. My girlfriend and I recently hit some sticky mud and her narrower 1.75 tires collected les mud than my 2.4s that had less clearance at the fork and...
02-07-24, 08:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,598
Posted By john m flores

Having cycled centuries and run marathons and...

Having cycled centuries and run marathons and ultramarathons, I've always gone by the approximation that a century = a marathon, more or less. The biggest difference is that the impact of running...
02-05-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By john m flores

Great tips for a cheap setup in a small space,...

Great tips for a cheap setup in a small space, Jim. I encourage all cyclists - not jut classic and vintage owners but owners of some beautiful contemporary bikes as well to document their rides for...
02-03-24, 09:28 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,877
Posted By john m flores

LOL it's 2024 and we all are still on an Internet...

LOL it's 2024 and we all are still on an Internet forum. What did you expect? 😂
02-03-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,404
Posted By john m flores

What percentage of bikes from that era that you...

What percentage of bikes from that era that you acquired have had Flickstands?

Even if 20% of bikes from that era had Flickstands (not likely), this one accessory increases the likelihood of this...
Forum: Touring
02-03-24, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,068
Views: 408,062
Posted By john m flores

Working on a story and video about our bicycle...

Working on a story and video about our bicycle trip to Andalucía, Spain last year. Watching the videos rekindles memories about the beautiful pueblo blancos...and flashbacks about the steep roads...
02-02-24, 11:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,877
Posted By john m flores

No, I went into three paragraphs explaining how...

No, I went into three paragraphs explaining how advertising emphasizes the importance of gear over skill/training and how that makes many people think that better gear will make them better at their...
02-02-24, 08:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,877
Posted By john m flores

BREAKING NEWS: Expensive bicycles/golf...

BREAKING NEWS: Expensive bicycles/golf clubs/knives/guitars/coolers are better! News at 11!

The distinction that needs to be made here is that advertising has made these things seem critical to...
02-02-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,092
Posted By john m flores

I agree that factory farming and the move towards...

I agree that factory farming and the move towards cheap calories (carbs, sugars, and trans/saturated fats) has a lot to do with. But I think that our car-centric and sedentary lifestyle goes hand in...
02-01-24, 12:40 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,404
Posted By john m flores

It boils down to this - how many Ross Paragon's...

It boils down to this - how many Ross Paragon's in this part of the country had a flick-stand? I'd guess that the odds are pretty low.
02-01-24, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,092
Posted By john m flores

Every single diet fad of the last 50 years - low...

Every single diet fad of the last 50 years - low fat, sugar free, low cholesterol, etc... - has proven just one thing - that fad diets don't stand up to long-term scientific scrutiny. I'm have no...
02-01-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,404
Posted By john m flores

Wait, it looks like white pulled off the classic...

Wait, it looks like white pulled off the classic three move checkmate - or am I seeing it wrong?

What a fascinating story. BikePower if you get the bike, you must recreate this chess photo for us!
01-31-24, 10:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,877
Posted By john m flores

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica...

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica either. Yet they exist. Oh the humanity!
Forum: Touring
01-31-24, 07:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,740
Posted By john m flores

Never buy Smartwool (or any wool, for that...

Never buy Smartwool (or any wool, for that matter) at full price. There are always sales.
01-28-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,017
Posted By john m flores

Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing....

Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing. Subscribed.

I'm imagining that 10 and 20 years from now people will be claiming to own one of the "taped box" Waterfords and the value will increase if...
01-28-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By john m flores

This is the unfortunate reality of the ebike...

This is the unfortunate reality of the ebike market right now. Would be great if manufacturers agreed to basic interoperable standards but I don't see that happening. Which means that many of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-24, 07:39 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,998
Posted By john m flores

This is the route profile of the 1989 Tour de...

This is the route profile of the 1989 Tour de France Stage 21 time trial:...
01-25-24, 10:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,969
Posted By john m flores

Thanks for all the feedback and advice everyone!...

Thanks for all the feedback and advice everyone! I'm just waiting for everyone to agree to how to do it before proceeding. I kid.

I did buy the older (cheaper?) Park Tool and it's waiting for me....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,223
Posted By john m flores

That's awesome and possibly the only...

That's awesome and possibly the only Zizzo/Campagnolo mashup in the world!
01-23-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,969
Posted By john m flores

Thanks for the responses, everyone. To clarify: ...

Thanks for the responses, everyone. To clarify:

It's a steel frame and I've been in contact with the manufacturer (Bike Friday). They think it will bend back fine.
That mud is, as choddo...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-24, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By john m flores

I was wrong

I always looked at fatbikes as some sort of circus wagon, neither fish nor fowl and not a "real" bike. But I was at the local park after a trail run. A couple of guys were getting ready to head out...
01-21-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,392
Posted By john m flores

You can get some exercise on an ebike.

You can get some exercise on an ebike.
Forum: Touring
01-18-24, 10:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,033
Posted By john m flores

Some people see the reduced volume as a feature,...

Some people see the reduced volume as a feature, not a bug. If you have the cash, Camping gear weight and volume have decreased a lot in the past 25 years.
Forum: Touring
01-05-24, 07:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,383
Posted By john m flores

Gore's patent for Gore-Tex expired in 1997. They...

Gore's patent for Gore-Tex expired in 1997. They knew that day was coming so they made Gore-Tex a desirable brand, much like the Intel Inside campaign from decades ago.

I visited their facilities...
01-05-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,499
Posted By john m flores

1987 - I get a summer job at a small, 3-person...

1987 - I get a summer job at a small, 3-person advertising agency, working in one of the partner's basement. One partner has a celeste green Bianchi. I had never seen a bike so beautiful before. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,223
Posted By john m flores

Awesome! I bought one in 2019 on sale from...

Awesome! I bought one in 2019 on sale from Costco. Back then, my girlfriend lived in Washington DC, and I'd throw the Liberte onto the bus or train, unpack it at Union Station and ride to her place....
Forum: Touring
01-04-24, 10:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,383
Posted By john m flores

I visited the Gore factory a couple of years ago...

I visited the Gore factory a couple of years ago for a story. A few things that I learned:

The key pieces of a piece of Gore-Tex rain gear is the Gore-Tex layer (white, usually embedded within a...
01-03-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By john m flores

That's an interesting point that I had not...

That's an interesting point that I had not considered before. I imagine that a large number or amateur athletes train without a coach and using training plans + data to provide the structure and...
01-02-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,588
Posted By john m flores

I've been reading about the use of continuous...

I've been reading about the use of continuous glucose monitors during training - they're currently banned by the UCI. Interesting stuff.

"In 2018, Chip Hawkins, the founder of Wahoo, turned...
01-01-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5,247
Views: 821,749
Posted By john m flores

Long Island City, New York ...

Long Island City, New York
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Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,865
Views: 1,003,741
Posted By john m flores

I did the modern thing and asked them directly......

I did the modern thing and asked them directly...

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Forum: Touring
12-28-23, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 926
Posted By john m flores

Do yourself a favor and pack your bike with the...

Do yourself a favor and pack your bike with the tools that you plan on bringing with you; don't use your regular tools.

It's better to learn the capabilities and shortcomings of your traveling...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-23, 09:04 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 11,296
Posted By john m flores

This thread has more endurance than I do.

This thread has more endurance than I do.
12-21-23, 10:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By john m flores

Mama always told me there'd be days like this... ...

Mama always told me there'd be days like this...

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12-20-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,595
Posted By john m flores

Muscle soreness when tackling a challenge at the...

Muscle soreness when tackling a challenge at the limits of your fitness level is normal. So is slowing down to 5mph. I don't think eating eggs or carbs before your 12 mile ride is going to get rid of...
Forum: Touring
12-19-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,260
Posted By john m flores

Sorry you lost your job but I can't think of a...

Sorry you lost your job but I can't think of a better time to go on a big trip! I haven't bicycled in Patagonia but I did ride a motorcycle from Ushuaia to Temuco, including large stretch of the...
12-18-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,622
Posted By john m flores

These stories are all very encouraging. I plan on...

These stories are all very encouraging. I plan on retiring at 60 and ride around the world with my girlfriend. We watch all these YouTube videos and they're mostly 20 and 30 somethings, still with...
12-17-23, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By john m flores

1868! ...

1868!
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12-17-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 673
Posted By john m flores

Bicycling History - 1800s

Thought that I'd start a thread to share things that we find about early bicycling history in the 1800s. I'll start. Feel free to add what you can.

I have a Newspapers.com account and this is one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,625
Posted By john m flores

As seen in New York ...

As seen in New York

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Downtube folding bike
Forum: Touring
12-16-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,007
Posted By john m flores

When we were in Andalucia, Spain, we used our...

When we were in Andalucia, Spain, we used our folding and cable locks whenever we were going to be away from our bikes for an extended period, i.e. in the interior but unsupervised spaces of hotels...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,625
Posted By john m flores

oh my bad. They're 2.15. I got the Super Moto-X n...

oh my bad. They're 2.15. I got the Super Moto-X n 2.4
12-16-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,949
Views: 424,747
Posted By john m flores

[x-posted with folding bikes] The Bike...

[x-posted with folding bikes]

The Bike Friday is ostensibly a folding gravel bike, and it works great there, but with the chunky 20 x 2.4" tires I could not help but try some trails with it.
...
Forum: Touring
12-15-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,007
Posted By john m flores

Do you know that you can skip over threads that...

Do you know that you can skip over threads that don't interest you?

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,716
Posted By john m flores

No worries. But upon further reflection, I think...

No worries. But upon further reflection, I think the fastest that I've gone on a bicycle (70mph) was riskier than the fastest that I've gone on a motorcycle (150mph). On the motorcycle, I had full...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,500
Views: 436,625
Posted By john m flores

Took the Bike Friday All Packa to the local...

Took the Bike Friday All Packa to the local trails.

https://youtu.be/4tIENauByuc
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