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07-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By Pratt

Livedarklions is right. When you see what they...

Livedarklions is right. When you see what they call "Squares" you'll wonder if the early colonists ever took Geometry.
07-01-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By livedarklions

Hills aren't really a major issue in the Boston...

Hills aren't really a major issue in the Boston area. Intersections that look like they were designed by someone on shrooms are the bigger problem. I haven't ridden in NYC, but Boston itself is...
03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,417
Posted By 55murray

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring...

The sound of your tires on chip seal. The spring peepers just getting started on that marsh off the road. The whistle of the wind though your frame you only hear deep in the drops as you ride into...
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,337
Posted By nathand

If you have the option to do so, consider...

If you have the option to do so, consider deliberately scheduling your work time around when you're likely to be productive. Especially now if you're working from home, make a schedule that works for...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,600
Posted By DHPflaumer

I haven't been on here in a LONG time but since...

I haven't been on here in a LONG time but since then I moved from Providence to Somerville and logged about 7k miles around Eastern MA last year. I'm currently on a 15 day tear of riding every day in...
01-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,819
Posted By Riveting

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the...

My favorite is when I do a century+ over the weekend, come in Monday and answer that I rode 140 miles, and they always say "Wow, that's more than I drove my car all last week", and I always say "How...
01-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. Indoor training has no place but in a...

Nope. Indoor training has no place but in a medieval torture chamber right next to the Iron Maiden. I endured about half an hour on a trainer once about 30 years ago. I figure I lost about 5 years...
01-21-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By cyccommute

I have the feeling he’s calling it a “lost art”...

I have the feeling he’s calling it a “lost art” because he just discovered it. I’ve been practicing this “lost art” since 1977. Smarmy Newbies:rolleyes:
01-18-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By mcours2006

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride...

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride where conditions suit the bike you're riding. For me it leans more toward the road. For lots of my riding friends it's fat biking in forested trails....
12-27-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By alo

Somebody went to a doctor for a check up as he...

Somebody went to a doctor for a check up as he was getting older. The doctor said, if you get up in the morning, and sit on the couch, you are likely to sit on the couch a little longer tomorrow, and...
12-25-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,708
Posted By genejockey

Right - because if there's a curb to put my foot...

Right - because if there's a curb to put my foot up on, it'll be on that side.
12-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,708
Posted By DrIsotope

Right, because that is the correct foot for roads...

Right, because that is the correct foot for roads where cars drive on the right. ;)
11-21-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,772
Posted By wolfchild

The subject of what makes a person a cyclist has...

The subject of what makes a person a cyclist has been beaten to death, then resurrected and beaten to death again, then resurrected again and beaten to death all over again..............
11-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,772
Posted By BobbyG

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and...

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and positions I identify with...but it was a bit verbose and slow for my taste (I make TV commercials). I do give the creator props for creating and...
10-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 12,081
Posted By Ghazmh

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle?...

Why bother carrying a heavy water bottle? Hopefully someone will be standing by the road just waiting to give you free water.......
10-02-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,763
Posted By BobbyG

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is...

I just wanted to say the tone of this thread is so much nicer than similar threads in A&S and the general forum. I think when most people get to 50+ years they are more thoughtful and considerate of...
10-02-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,336
Posted By BobbyG

...have you read bikeforums? ;)

...have you read bikeforums? ;)
09-25-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,177
Posted By AlmostTrick

It allows me to more easily and accurately...

It allows me to more easily and accurately monitor overtaking traffic so I can ride in what I feel is a safer manner.

I like to default to a position in the lane. Cleaner pavement, better sight...
09-24-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,177
Posted By 10 Wheels

I went with a glasses mount mirror

I went with a glasses mount mirror
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,177
Posted By AlmostTrick

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to...

It doesn't matter if you can turn your head to look, a proper mirror is much quicker, offering more timely info which can be helpful in many situations.

Third Eye on my helmet for me. I also have...
09-24-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,177
Posted By jack pot

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't...

TAKE A LOOK attached to glasses :thumb: don't leave home without it :)
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,922
Posted By BobbyG

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9...

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9 miles each way changing into office clothes that I bring with me. So in as much as the distance, staying "fresh" and changing into clothes I've brought, I...
Forum: Touring
09-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,582
Posted By staehpj1

To answer the question in the title, no I have...

To answer the question in the title, no I have not. If I did I'd use ear buds that fit in a way that allowed me to hear the world around me. I don't mean to start the war over them, but I have found...
09-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By jppe

3 Day Ride to the Coast Done!!

Day 3 Ride to the Coast in the books!

Another 96 miles today from Washington to Beaufort. Great weather the first 50 miles but lots of rain for the rest of the ride. But the wind was kind to us...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,545
Posted By BobbyG

The fact that bike commuting is good for the...

The fact that bike commuting is good for the environment certainly contributes to the overall smugness factor of year-round bike commuting, but I really don't care...unless some environmentalist...
09-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By jppe

Birthday Ride

Birthday ride today. “68” miles with 8500’ of climbing. The route was from Altapass, NC (East of Spruce Pine) to Mt Mitchell and back on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Good weather. Always a crap shoot...
09-06-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,148
Posted By wolfchild

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about...

Keep everything well lubed and don't worry about it. Wash and clean your bike in the Spring after all the snow and road salt is gone.
Forum: Touring
09-05-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,361
Posted By staehpj1

First, I find I don't mind going a while between...

First, I find I don't mind going a while between showers or other washing up especially in cooler weather. Yeah it sucks in hot weather, but in cool weather it really isn't that bad. Second, I am...
08-22-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,528
Posted By DrIsotope

Camelbak Podium Chill.

Camelbak Podium Chill.
08-22-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,029
Posted By livedarklions

Wrong, that's the mythological event leading up...

Wrong, that's the mythological event leading up to the Velopenesian War. The truth is that was actually caused by the interception and decoding of the Bontrager Memorandum.
08-22-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,029
Posted By wolfchild

You mean that waving makes a person a "real...

You mean that waving makes a person a "real cyclists" and not waving makes them a " non real cyclists" ??
08-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,022
Posted By David Bierbaum

"Sparkle cramps"

I put that in the title, but I don't actually know what you call them. I kind of overdid it, doing a 50 mile ride to the Arch Grounds in St. Louis and back, yesterday, since I managed to do 40 miles...
08-17-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,548
Posted By BobbyG

To understand your hand signal, the driver must...

To understand your hand signal, the driver must first be paying attention. (lol)

I remember a discussion here a few years ago about signaling right hand turns with a crooked left arm vs. a...
07-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,551
Posted By F308

To stay out of the door zone, use a mirror. If...

To stay out of the door zone, use a mirror. If you know what's behind you, you can swerve out when necessary. It's saved my butt a few times.
07-25-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,560
Posted By John E

I am blessed with repetition tolerance. :) I do...

I am blessed with repetition tolerance. :) I do have about a half-dozen good local routes, most of which involve at least two moderate climbs. I have been putting most of my miles on the mountain...
07-13-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,721
Posted By Terex

People who complain about other people buying...

People who complain about other people buying expensive bikes have never pushed a bike to the limit and realized that they may enjoy the benefits of a more expensive bike. I started playing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,953
Posted By frogman

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my...

[QUOTE=eduskator;21575818]No. Only food & my cellphone, as usual. If I were to go in a place where wearing mask is mandatory, I expect the merchant to provide them to their customers. If not, I'll go...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,953
Posted By guadzilla

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin...

I have my mask on and pull it down under my chin when i am riding. If there are other people in close vicinity, I just pull it up. Shows a bit of consideration to others, and that's not a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By sirjag

OMG Jim! This is the first post Ive ever seen...

OMG Jim! This is the first post Ive ever seen you make that didnt confuse the hell out of me! Nice!

JAG
06-30-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,209
Posted By Phil_gretz

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia,...

^This, exactly. I ride mostly in Virginia, Maryland and the District. Also in North Carolina. The bicyclist is responsible for his own safety. Do not ride in the door zone. If you must, then...
06-22-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,774
Posted By delbiker1

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes...

Just me, but I would never leave my any of bikes sitting outside the car on a bike rack. Weather concerns alone are enough to deter me. I have a station wagon, so with back seats folded down, I can...
06-22-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,171
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry. With...

Pump. I'm not in so much of a hurry.

With CO2, what happens when you have to re-inflate if the tyre may not seat properly, or you get another flat? How many cartridges would I need to carry? Two,...
Forum: Northeast
06-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,417
Views: 1,118,600
Posted By rholland1951

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the...

Took the Rawland on a little ride around the Battle Green this morning, before breakfast and before the heat settled on us like a brooding hen. The streets were pretty close to empty, of cars at...
06-19-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,209
Posted By mtb_addict

wow! the video makes a good point about your...

wow! the video makes a good point about your instinctive reaction is to swerve away from a sudden door opening. In which case, you swerve into traffic...which might be worse than geeting doored.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,049
Posted By General Geoff

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general,...

Everything is relative. Car ownership in general, for most people, is quite expensive. DIYers who don't mind driving 20+ year old beaters can do it pretty cheaply, but then the same could be said of...
06-17-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,802
Posted By Tacoenthusiast

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager ...

That is great customer service by trek/bontrager

Imagine just spending the$30-40 on a new pump and getting that hour of your life back though

We all balance the value of our time vs the value...
06-17-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,852
Posted By jack pot

> TAKE A LOOK TESTIMONIAL > dorkiness aside the...

> TAKE A LOOK TESTIMONIAL > dorkiness aside the TAKE A LOOK is as good as it gets ... im an x moto guy who used bar ends... i ride fixed ... a TAKE A LOOK on your glasses or helmet liner or visor...
06-16-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By IBJoel

So we ran into the problem of users mass-deleting...

So we ran into the problem of users mass-deleting their own threads. This can cause database issues, infringes on the replies in the thread, and can delete useful information (as BikeForums should be...
06-16-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 12,755
Posted By blakcloud

What ever happened to using capital letters at...

What ever happened to using capital letters at the beginning of sentences to make reading your diatribe easier? You know what capital letters are, you actually use them in your in your paragraphs.
...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,049
Posted By RoadKill

For me bike commuting started out as something to...

For me bike commuting started out as something to do for fun and make me feel better about not ever going to the gym. I also still have my car because I commute about 50%, and as a result I've...
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