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02-08-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By noisebeam

[/list] You touch on the reason why it is more...

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You touch on the reason why it is more courteous to ride center in a non sharable lane vs. in the far right. An approaching driver will know from a good distance back that they can not pass...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By noisebeam

They are intended to offer better protection than...

They are intended to offer better protection than Gatorskin.

But if you fill them with concrete they won't run much worse and then you will be certain not to get a flat.
01-29-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By noisebeam

Barriers that a 4 wheel vehicle can drive over...

Barriers that a 4 wheel vehicle can drive over with hardly a bump, but would cause a cyclist to wreck are a bad idea. But thy sure make some cyclist feel comfy.
12-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,768
Posted By noisebeam

Designed well means they go to all the...

Designed well means they go to all the residential and businesses locations. I can ride all over, across, up and down and around and to/from various cities here on a network of hundreds of miles of...
11-22-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,661
Posted By noisebeam

I say 'Hello' from a distance to give a bit of...

I say 'Hello' from a distance to give a bit of time for a reaction which is usually a look over one shoulder or the other a brief re-balancing and then a move to the side. As I approach I may have...
10-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,849
Posted By noisebeam

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and...

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and then popped off one half of light to change batteries to keep tape in place. I'd only need to replace tape a couple times a year and it solved the...
10-13-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,849
Posted By noisebeam

Yes, at least one rear light should be steady...

Yes, at least one rear light should be steady when dark. As an approaching driver it can be hard to track a flashing light especially in the mix of other vehicle lights, it can appear to jump...
10-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,849
Posted By noisebeam

I just ordered a PB Superflash 65 (AAA version)...

I just ordered a PB Superflash 65 (AAA version) which seems to be more recent model than the Superflash or Superflash Turbo at same ~$25 price.
For $10 more I considered the Cygolight Hotshot Pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By noisebeam

One of the worst surfaces is 'polished' concrete....

One of the worst surfaces is 'polished' concrete. It is used often here at corners. It gets very polished and develops a patina that has zero traction when wet.
You can not corner across these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,476
Posted By noisebeam

Poor image, but it shows the split ...

Poor image, but it shows the split

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Forum: Commuting
09-24-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,703
Posted By noisebeam

For me Brooks was most comfortable out of the...

For me Brooks was most comfortable out of the box. As mine aged and 'bucketed' it stopped providing support at my sit bones and instead increased pressure on my crotch area. I eventually got a...
09-20-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,385
Posted By noisebeam

I do starting out at pretty much every light. ...

I do starting out at pretty much every light. Since it is mostly flat out here I keep it in the big ring. It would be too annoying to shift the front and rear for every light.
I've been happy with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,717
Posted By noisebeam

746 days Gatorskin free after 10yrs of near daily...

746 days Gatorskin free after 10yrs of near daily use. Still have long term damage to my road perception
09-01-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,876
Posted By noisebeam

Works better that way if everyone parked against...

Works better that way if everyone parked against curb.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,270
Posted By noisebeam

Just a spare tire, but I take it with me...

Just a spare tire, but I take it with me everywhere I go.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,888
Posted By noisebeam

A recycling yard will take used (open) CO2 carts...

A recycling yard will take used (open) CO2 carts as steel scrap ~$0.1/lbs.
07-17-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,641
Posted By noisebeam

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

I'd used German knives prior to the Mac. Japanese...

I'd used German knives prior to the Mac. Japanese knifes tend to use much harder steel that keeps its edge very well, but are more susceptible to chipping, so care is key. Use a softer steel German...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

Not sure your budget, but I bought two Mac...

Not sure your budget, but I bought two Mac Mightly knifes, one the 8" MTH-80. They fit my and my wife's hands perfectly, well balanced, crazy sharp and have dimples. However dimples don't do much to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

I drove out there for a hike in the Eagletail...

I drove out there for a hike in the Eagletail Mountains Wilderness.

Eagletail Ranches remains undeveloped with just a rustic weathered entry gateway. Not much out there. There are some scatted...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

My hot sauces were running low so I hit up Food...

My hot sauces were running low so I hit up Food City this morning to restock for the month:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

If done right the room should be one of the...

If done right the room should be one of the priciest 'components'
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIELh1_mYnQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIELh1_mYnQ
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

Just got back from a ride. Managed to squeeze...

Just got back from a ride. Managed to squeeze 24mi between raindrops.

For the TT flat is easy, but finding a course without lights is not.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

My bicycle headlamp steers too and with no fancy...

My bicycle headlamp steers too and with no fancy hydraulics.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noisebeam

Flagged this a few weeks ago, thought I'd share...

Flagged this a few weeks ago, thought I'd share the chuckle I got out of it.

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09-24-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,544
Posted By noisebeam

Can you imagine putting as many hours per week...

Can you imagine putting as many hours per week into sex as you currently put into cycling? I think that would hurt more.
08-18-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,368
Posted By noisebeam

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point....

Responsibility?. I think you've missed the point. It is about courtesy and efficiency, but I can see how those may not be of interest to others.

When it comes to hand signals and more broadly...
08-17-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,368
Posted By noisebeam

The idea is that when you signal a right turn...

The idea is that when you signal a right turn early (not just when turning) the driver entering the roadway can decide to turn into the roadway assuming you will be turning. It doesn't slow a turn. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,781
Posted By noisebeam

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey...

Zipped to the top for comfort. I had one jersey that would always unzip ~1/2" so I threw it away.
08-12-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,217
Posted By noisebeam

That is actually one of the great advantages of a...

That is actually one of the great advantages of a mirror is that drivers do not know you are looking back and react to you when you don't want them to.

For example without a mirror you may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,339
Posted By noisebeam

It sure has been a hot & dry July. The night...

It sure has been a hot & dry July. The night temps have also not dipped below 90F for 19 days straight until this Sunday night. Yesterday it cooled a bit and was a bit overcast with Cali fire smoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,339
Posted By noisebeam

I've done the reverse and never again. When I...

I've done the reverse and never again. When I tried a base-layer under my jersey in hot dry full sun I stopped not even 1/3rd of the way into the ride to take the base layer off and it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,569
Posted By noisebeam

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By noisebeam

Because I have other things in life I enjoy as...

Because I have other things in life I enjoy as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,633
Posted By noisebeam

Double flats are not that common but failure to...

Double flats are not that common but failure to properly diagnose and/or repair a flat can be resulting in the need for 2nd repair immediately. Like most others I bring both tubes and a patch kit.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,569
Posted By noisebeam

The name itself is terrible. Better something...

The name itself is terrible. Better something like Local Obsessive.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,089
Posted By noisebeam

If you are not fully hydrated 12hr before the...

If you are not fully hydrated 12hr before the ride it is almost too late.

Also it is not often 90F/90%. Usually this means it is 90% RH in the morning when it is in the 70s, then the temp hits the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,286
Posted By noisebeam

Similar to trolling I suspect.

Similar to trolling I suspect.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,286
Posted By noisebeam

Strava should have a 3 strikes and you are out of...

Strava should have a 3 strikes and you are out of the leaderboards policy. I find I am flagging the same few over and over again.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 32,294
Posted By noisebeam

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0A8vBmfzWU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0A8vBmfzWU
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By noisebeam

Get extra capacity water bottles if they fit...

Get extra capacity water bottles if they fit length wise. I've seen capacity ranges from 20 to 34 oz.
Drink well before the ride (including the day before)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,388
Posted By noisebeam

It doesn't take long to flag them. You get 20...

It doesn't take long to flag them. You get 20 flags per day, use them if appropriate.
Strava should have a three strikes and you are out policy for cheaters. I find I often flag the same few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,535
Posted By noisebeam

I used Beacon as a convenience, not primarily as...

I used Beacon as a convenience, not primarily as a safety tracking feature. What is did is allow my wife to see where I was so she had an estimate of when I'd be home which was very helpful in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,535
Posted By noisebeam

Where do you get a Garmin 530 for free?

Where do you get a Garmin 530 for free?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,535
Posted By noisebeam

I want to pay and in fact would really like to...

I want to pay and in fact would really like to pay, but I won't until BT HRM works with the iPhone app again.

That is what would be the reason to pay if I could not use it with my HRM? Before...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,388
Posted By noisebeam

There is an 150.0.1 update to the app in que, but...

There is an 150.0.1 update to the app in que, but I have not taken it as I wonder if it will make this effective at least for just the app.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,028
Posted By noisebeam

I also need a purpose or others to chase to get...

I also need a purpose or others to chase to get me out riding. Just heading out solo for no reason and no real route just doesn't work for me.

So I've been riding half-way to work and back home...
11-14-19, 07:34 PM
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