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06-30-23, 11:09 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By Eric F

You need to make up your mind about what the hill...

You need to make up your mind about what the hill was...


Your lack of knowledge about riders and riding is glaringly obvious.

EDIT: I don't recall anyone saying a 15% climb was "nothing",...
06-30-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By tomato coupe

Kittens are mean.

Kittens are mean.
06-30-23, 05:59 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By The Chemist

I've used clipless pedals for more than 20 years...

I've used clipless pedals for more than 20 years now and whether or not they make a huge difference, I don't really care. I find it's more comfortable to ride long distances with them than without...
06-30-23, 03:15 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By PeteHski

Just to be clear I'm an advocate of using...

Just to be clear I'm an advocate of using clipless pedals and have been using them since the mid 80's when I had a pair of early Look pedals. But the idea that you can generate meaningful additional...
06-29-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By Fredo76

I'm finally doing clipless, on a new step-through...

I'm finally doing clipless, on a new step-through bike built partly for that purpose. After hip replacements, I had a lack of confidence with anything tricky on my old DF racing bike, so after...
06-29-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By wolfchild

Have you ever ridden 100 miles ?. Do you even...

Have you ever ridden 100 miles ?. Do you even know what it feels like to be in a saddle for more than 20 minutes ?
06-29-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By big john

The rider in question was restricted to the 'bent...

The rider in question was restricted to the 'bent forum after another banning. When he returned, he continued to rail against "roadies" and was banned again.
06-29-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,741
Posted By plumberroy

I was out today test riding a mountain bike to...

I was out today test riding a mountain bike to hybrid/gravel/cruiser conversion at a park just 20 miles from downtown and you can tell a difference in drivers attitude it's very localized. 4 wheel...
06-29-23, 11:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,741
Posted By Roughstuff

I was at UMass for so long they basically through...

I was at UMass for so long they basically through me out. Amherst was great, the UMass and 5-college buses made intermediate trips/walks a lot easier. I preferred rides up into the hills on the east...
06-29-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By Eric F

What factors do you use to determine another...

What factors do you use to determine another cyclist's level of education? Is empathy for a fellow cyclist exclusive to the uneducated?
06-29-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By big john

So a guy has empathy and asks if you are OK...

So a guy has empathy and asks if you are OK because he was a nice person, and you respond by insulting and denigrating him on a public forum.
06-29-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By Jughed

Just a weeee bit of an exaggeration. Hills...

Just a weeee bit of an exaggeration.

Hills can be harder - but if I climb at 250w, or ride the flats at 250w - same effort.
06-29-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By TMonk

I can't argue that hills are inherently harder -...

I can't argue that hills are inherently harder - that's just physics. I just think that saying an 8 mile hilly ride is harder than a 100 mile flat ride is a bit of an exaggeration.
06-29-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By TMonk

You sure about that? For a fit athlete with an...

You sure about that? For a fit athlete with an appropriately geared bicycle, hills shouldn't be too inherently difficult. Unless you are under-geared, one's effort is independent of the terrain in...
06-29-23, 06:01 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By seypat

Well, if the OP does decide to get clipped in...

Well, if the OP does decide to get clipped in let's suggest ways to do it. Don't go out and invest in nice equipment starting out. Invest after you've decided it's for you. Find the cheapest SPD...
06-28-23, 09:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By Eric F

The discussion was specifically about the face,...

The discussion was specifically about the face, which the OP claimed gets sprayed with water from the front tire while riding in the rain, and therefore, goggles are necessary.
06-28-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By rumrunn6

yes & no. found some pics from an older "mudflap...

yes & no. found some pics from an older "mudflap discussion"
here's a road bike on pavement...
06-28-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By Eric F

I think that's proceeded by the "call of shame" -...

I think that's proceeded by the "call of shame" - calling your wife to pick you up because you can't repair your flat tire. The "walk of shame" happens after she laughs, says "no", and hangs up the...
06-28-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,686
Posted By VegasJen

As some of you may recall, I'm decidedly in the...

As some of you may recall, I'm decidedly in the flat pedal camp. While I may not agree with Beng entirely in his post, the fact remains that so far as efficiency and that mythical power on the...
06-28-23, 01:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By 79pmooney

Easily the best diagram on this thread for the...

Easily the best diagram on this thread for the wet riding we do in Oregon. And eastern Massachusetts and southeastern Michigan. I've done little enough rain riding elsewhere to have any business...
06-28-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,937
Posted By big john

Long hills on an 8 mile ride?

Long hills on an 8 mile ride?
06-28-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,334
Posted By Koyote

Just a hint: when you're trolling, you should...

Just a hint: when you're trolling, you should avoid portraying yourself so clearly as a liar or a fool.
06-28-23, 04:43 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By indyfabz

That's is annoying as hell. Leafs seems to like...

That's is annoying as hell. Leafs seems to like to get stuck in canti brakes.

Imagine all that crap stuck underneath a fender.

...
06-27-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,325
Posted By AdventureManCO

Dredging this one back up from the depths of...

Dredging this one back up from the depths of 'hopefully-quickly-fogotten' back-alley pages, since we all know the one thing General Cycling needs is more Huffy posts on the front page:lol:

I was...
06-27-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By indyfabz

In all my years of touring, where I usually...

In all my years of touring, where I usually usually didnít have a choice about riding in the rain, Iíve never used fenders. I tote my tent and ground sheet on my rear rack, parallel to the bike. That...
06-27-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By staehpj1

I ride rain or shine. Nothing special bike wise....

I ride rain or shine. Nothing special bike wise. Clothing choices, it depends on the temperature. These days most of my daily riding is trail riding. I ride even in a deluge.

When on a tour, I...
06-27-23, 05:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,325
Posted By Ironfish653

I like the idea of making an Aerowind into a...

I like the idea of making an Aerowind into a properly tricked out period-ish TT bike, the more obscure tech, the better; but livedarklions suggestion of a Murray got me thinking:

What about...
06-26-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By mstateglfr

Yep, only top shelf for me. I dont go near...

Yep, only top shelf for me.

I dont go near that YouChat or Chatsonic swill.
06-26-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By Koyote

Itís the only rational response to a thread like...

Itís the only rational response to a thread like this.
06-26-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By Pop N Wood

Goggles? I usually take my glasses off in the...

Goggles? I usually take my glasses off in the rain. Can't see otherwise

Unless it is cold "rain gear" is a waste of effort as well. One just gets soaked to the core anyway, either from leaking...
06-26-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,740
Posted By Koyote

ChatGPT?

ChatGPT?
06-26-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By Roughstuff

Ahh that makes sense. Like I said in my post, I...

Ahh that makes sense. Like I said in my post, I wish they included more decimal places. I am used to getting treasury bond quotes where they say the interest rate will be 4.1246534% ! On 31 trillion...
06-24-23, 05:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,838
Posted By irc

The mistake was possibly going through red in...

The mistake was possibly going through red in front of the cop. I always check first. If any of the boys in blue are in sight I wait.
06-21-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,346
Posted By jlaw

Specialized Align II - MIPS and it comes in...

Specialized Align II - MIPS and it comes in multiple color combos and sizes - currently $41 at the Spec. website. I have the XL in hi viz yellow. Even when wearing a thin SPF liner I don't overheat....
06-21-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By rsbob

Definitely chocolate. 100%. Without a doubt. ;)

Definitely chocolate. 100%. Without a doubt. ;)
06-21-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By rumrunn6

I heard that some ice cream chain is...

I heard that some ice cream chain is discontinuing their cherry dip. so bummed
06-20-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,633
Posted By Polaris OBark

Whenever I fly, I always pack a bomb in my...

Whenever I fly, I always pack a bomb in my luggage. I do this, because the probability of there being two bombs on an airplane is extremely small.
06-19-23, 09:55 PM
06-19-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By indyfabz

To aid in my rehab I recently searched the...

To aid in my rehab I recently searched the basement for my trainer and came to the conclusion that I sold it many years ago because I hated it.
06-18-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,470
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

I like your glass half empty way of looking at...

I like your glass half empty way of looking at things, these are things I hate;

Beans in my Chilli
Snakes
Loud chewing
Self serve gas stations
Paper cuts
Cauliflower
Moochers
People who...
06-16-23, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,507
Posted By retswerb

Link assist: Dehumanization of cyclists...

Link assist:
Dehumanization of cyclists predicts self-reported aggressive behaviour toward them: A pilot study - ScienceDirect...
06-16-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By shelbyfv

Pretty sure OP doesn't. :rolleyes:

Pretty sure OP doesn't. :rolleyes:
06-16-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,056
Posted By cellery

"get out of my way". ...

"get out of my way".

Un-freaking-believable.
06-16-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By cellery

Podcasts and legal drugs help to keep my daily...

Podcasts and legal drugs help to keep my daily rides, which are mostly the same route, from becoming monotonous. And while some may find this statement to be heresy, it's ok to switch up your...
06-16-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,514
Posted By cyccommute

If your head is in the helmet when it hits the...

If your head is in the helmet when it hits the ground, replace it. It’s done its job. If you drop your helmet and your head isn’t in it, keep it. If your drop your helmet with your head in it…well...
06-15-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,160
Posted By Maelochs

Question: Does OP like cycling? Answer: No. ...

Question: Does OP like cycling?

Answer: No.

Question: Does OP like trolling?

I bet he can troll for an hour and feel like he's just getting started.
06-15-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,056
Posted By rsbob

If you are looking for snooty, try Atherton or...

If you are looking for snooty, try Atherton or Woodside. I lived in Menlo Park which is a runner up. and yes, that’s why I am the way I am.
06-15-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,056
Posted By rsbob

I moved away from Santa Cruz but still visit as...

I moved away from Santa Cruz but still visit as my father and brother still live there and Wildwood speaks truth. Just stay away from touristy areas. Plenty of good riding along the coast and back...
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