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02-09-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,873
Posted By making

I really hate riding in the city on a dedicated...

I really hate riding in the city on a dedicated bike lane even if safely separate most of the time. The problem is turns and crossing side streets. I would rather ride in traffic making turns and...
01-29-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,768
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, I'm rather upset that the designs for a...

Indeed, I'm rather upset that the designs for a lot of upcoming projects in my area use these deceptively deadly bidirectional paths that leave you riding in the wrong direction for your side of the...
01-24-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,983
Posted By livedarklions

As a cyclist, if I see those dotted lines...

As a cyclist, if I see those dotted lines approaching an intersection, I'm absolutely getting out of that bike lane and taking the traffic lane, just as I would at any other intersection where a...
01-19-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,673
Posted By Tourist in MSN

When I store my bike inside my condo, the...

When I store my bike inside my condo, the taillight shines on the door about 3 feet away, I can see the beam shape quite well from that.

I live next to a small park. Initially I was worried about...
12-06-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,661
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

There is no "issue" as long as those people are...

There is no "issue" as long as those people are walking, running or riding where they are supposed to on the path without swerving or making sudden deviations in their course. It is the overtaking...
11-01-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,752
Posted By billew

Sixty two replies and not one states the obvious:...

Sixty two replies and not one states the obvious: Stay out of the door zone! Stay away from back-out parking! "The Dutch Reach" doesn't work and fantasizing about changing human nature or moving door...
10-25-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wouldn't be surprised if the top number came...

I wouldn't be surprised if the top number came from the data of the file, and the average you see next to the speed chart was the average of the values in the chart. You would expect that to be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,897
Posted By guachi

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses....

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses. With my contact lenses in my eyes are very sensitive to the light and the polarized sunglasses means I can actually see. Really cuts down on glare. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've been doing group rides in the winter in the...

I've been doing group rides in the winter in the PNW for 25 years almost every Sunday, rain or not. I once went down while testing a new-to-me tire in the wet parking lot before a ride. I rode anyway...
09-19-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By wolfchild

Shame on you....Carrying a chain tool and few...

Shame on you....Carrying a chain tool and few spare chain links would of avoided a call of shame.
09-13-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 982
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Oh but it is (unfortunately.):mad: ...

Oh but it is (unfortunately.):mad:

Irrational and mindless ranting about "bad driving", evil motorists, 2 ton death machines, killer texters and the various nightmares of a handful of posters is...
09-10-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,694
Posted By WhyFi

I find some motivation on Strava, but Local...

I find some motivation on Strava, but Local Legend doesn't move the needle at all.
09-07-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,876
Posted By SteveG23

What a bizarre system

"Counterintuitive" is an understatement. The bike lanes should be adjacent to vehicle traffic, not between parked cars and the curb. This way, people have to exit cars and walk across the lane...
09-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,876
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Just face the facts. The design is ignorant. The...

Just face the facts. The design is ignorant. The bikes are protected until every intersection, where NEITHER can see each other.
How the hell can you go 20 mph in that circumstance?? It has ZERO...
09-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,069
Posted By Kat12

I'm trying again to get used to my Take-a-Look...

I'm trying again to get used to my Take-a-Look mirror. I have it mounted on my helmet. I bought it because I have a friend with a tandem and I thought it might make it easier for me to see past her...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By prj71

You don't need a jersey with a zippered pocket to...

You don't need a jersey with a zippered pocket to hold your phone. Standard jersey pockets are large enough and the elastic at the top keeps things in place.

The only possible way you are going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I've opened more boxes with a key than any other...

I've opened more boxes with a key than any other tool.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I sure do miss my Free Spirit conversion. Quite...

I sure do miss my Free Spirit conversion. Quite possibly the smoothest road bike I've ever ridden. Also in the top 10 whippiest ones too...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Rare rainy day out at Luke Air Force Base. ...

Rare rainy day out at Luke Air Force Base.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Rain ride tomorrow!!!! :bday: :bday: :bday: ...

Rain ride tomorrow!!!! :bday: :bday: :bday:

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By Velo Vol

Tempe Town Lake, eh? Maybe "Charles" is...

Tempe Town Lake, eh? Maybe "Charles" is LesterOfPuppets .s burner account.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,033
Posted By wphamilton

What worked for me in my 40's and 50's was go the...

What worked for me in my 40's and 50's was go the miles when I wanted to, rest when I felt like it. "Rest" meaning having a slower commute that day or taking a day off on the weekend. I have never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 387,763
Posted By noodle soup

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09-20-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,544
Posted By FiftySix

For myself at middle age, cycling makes sex...

For myself at middle age, cycling makes sex better. I don't need sex to cycle, but I do think I need cycling for sex.
08-17-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,368
Posted By AlmostTrick

Often that makes sense. If there is someone...

Often that makes sense. If there is someone waiting to pull out and my signaling would allow them to safely do so, I will do it as a courtesy. Otherwise they have to wait, only to say "Nice signal...
08-17-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,368
Posted By AlmostTrick

I find signaling with the right arm out straight...

I find signaling with the right arm out straight to be more intuitive to drivers, and believe it has been codified into law in most states.

Also, signaling right doesn't always mean "moving out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,789
Posted By noodle soup

Velcro sucks on gloves. Thereís no need for it.

Velcro sucks on gloves. Thereís no need for it.
08-08-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,217
Posted By coopman

I used a take-a-look mirror for a while, but...

I used a take-a-look mirror for a while, but realized that I didn't like the blind spot that it caused to my peripheral vision. I switched to a bar end mirror and like it much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,339
Posted By noodle soup

I love seeing theses threads about riding in hot...

I love seeing theses threads about riding in hot weather, and have people dismiss the heat in AZ, because "it's a dry heat".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,339
Posted By noodle soup

Last week sucked, but it was unusually hot(118F...

Last week sucked, but it was unusually hot(118F or even higher in traffic), but under 110F is no big deal as long as you keep moving. I don't like to start rides at over 100ish, but if it's 118F when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,339
Posted By Dean V

I can't see how this is even a discussion. ...

I can't see how this is even a discussion.
Forget the science. You don't need it.
Go for a ride on a hot day with a base layer on. Remove it mid ride and see if it is cooler.
I have always found...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By MoAlpha

My spouse, my boat, and 17 kts of breeze on the...

My spouse, my boat, and 17 kts of breeze on the Bay.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,569
Posted By rubiksoval

Local legend is even dumber than when they...

Local legend is even dumber than when they decided to have a "new year KOM" thing a few years back.

I've gotten 4 different local legend titles for riding a segment a grand total of 2 times.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,041
Posted By rubiksoval

Boredom. Riding a bike gets boring as hell...

Boredom.

Riding a bike gets boring as hell after a while. Lots of other better things to do.

I'd rather do a fast hour than a slow 2 hours any day.
07-22-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,002
Posted By njkayaker

Ideally, you'd avoid the door zone. If you...

Ideally, you'd avoid the door zone.

If you don't avoid the door zone, the suggestions RadDog mentioned make sense.

Neither are wrong.

(But avoiding the door zone, if that's safe, is...
07-22-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 21,097
Posted By Miele Man

I've had more close calls with idiot bicyclists...

I've had more close calls with idiot bicyclists who ride as if they're the only one on the road, than I have had with motor vehicles. The latest road vehicle hazard where I am are those Ebikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,569
Posted By mcours2006

I don't know what yet-to-be-added features I'd...

I don't know what yet-to-be-added features I'd like, cuz frankly I don't give much thought about it, but I do know I don't like this one. Feedback is feedback, whether negative or positive, and both...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
Posted By HTupolev

Local Legend is how Strava tries to embarrass you...

Local Legend is how Strava tries to embarrass you for riding a segment too often.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,286
Posted By WhyFi

There's a guy in my area that seems to record...

There's a guy in my area that seems to record rides in his car in spurts. Last month, over the course of two weeks or so, he logged 10-12 "rides" that snagged KOMs/Top 3 on just about every segment....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By kingston

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on...

I have been carrying a lot of water with me on the bike. Rode a full 300k on 6 liters a couple weeks ago. The 2.5l camelback isn't as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. 2x1 liter bottles in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,026
Posted By GlennR

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,388
Posted By merlinextraligh

I havenít read the whole thread so I may have...

I havenít read the whole thread so I may have missed it.

Has anyone raised the issue of how tone deaf It is to impose a new fee in the middle of a Pandemic.

It would appear that people are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,400
Posted By caloso

I had taken it as a given that I would probably...

I had taken it as a given that I would probably catch someone's cold due to all the sputum that's expelled on group rides, particularly early in the season. Happens pretty much every year. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,857
Posted By Seattle Forrest

For most people, I don't think low rolling...

For most people, I don't think low rolling resistance is really about going faster. The tires that achieve it are supple and have a better road feel, I think that's more important to most riders. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,400
Posted By RJM

Cycling is a great activity to perform solo...

Cycling is a great activity to perform solo during the pandemic, but riding right behind one or several riders is foolish right now, IMHO. I would put it on the same level as hanging out in a packed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,400
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't think group rides are smart right now. ...

I don't think group rides are smart right now. Solo rides can be very rewarding, especially if you ride on roads you're not familiar with.

The stuff we've all been told about needing to stay 60...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,388
Posted By cthenn

All the changes are in place now. Oh man this is...

All the changes are in place now. Oh man this is good! There is basically no reason to use the free version now. It's been completely bastardized, it's totally useless! The only thing you can do is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,535
Posted By Seattle Forrest

A GPS watch works very well, especially for...

A GPS watch works very well, especially for running and hiking. Like a phone, you have it on you anyway. Very easy to keep on top of the battery because you see it whenever you look at the time. ...
05-20-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,653
Posted By caloso

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I would be well to the left of the fog line at this portion of the road. I will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,857
Posted By WhyFi

Glass isn't good for any tire - can you take a...

Glass isn't good for any tire - can you take a different route without adding too significantly to your commute? Are you comfortable enough to ride further in to the lane where there's less debris?
...
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