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09-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 423
Posted By billridesbikes

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights...

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights as if they are red.
Don’t trust drivers to obey traffic rules or acknowledge your right of way.
Stay alive, even if it means giving way or even...
09-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By billridesbikes

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling...

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling will work. The controller will adjust the magnetic resistance of the crank based on the ‘gear’ selection and grade of the road much like a smart...
09-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By billridesbikes

Delinking of Cranks and wheel

Chain-free bike by wire.
Would eliminate the need for any drive train maintenance. Ultimately might be simpler to build with fewer parts than regular e-bikes.
Could this be where E-bikes will...
09-18-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By billridesbikes

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal...

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal cables that connects to the USB or battery are loose. You can then search the part number on the battery and see if there are replacements out there. You...
09-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By billridesbikes

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS...

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS option. Probably WAAS will drain the battery too quickly for cycling and since one is mainly on roads and marked trails the accuracy is good enough....
09-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 916
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by...

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by doing the 68m this week and then try something in the 80-85 mile range next week. Take a week to ride a lower volume of miles with maybe your long ride...
09-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,217
Posted By billridesbikes

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How...

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How disappointing.
09-14-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,217
Posted By billridesbikes

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an...

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an extra mode to allow emergency broadcasts or something like that with a opt-in/out option.
09-13-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,217
Posted By billridesbikes

I was thinking of an app where you could yell,...

I was thinking of an app where you could yell, ‘Hey Siri, Ring Bell!’ and it would ring a bell sound in any Bluetooth headsets nearby. Some MUP users have their music so loud they don’t hear a thing...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By billridesbikes

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone...

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone (turn off/on) every day or few days. Most of these zero day attacks on mobile devices have to reside in RAM and rebooting wipes them out. For the very...
Forum: Foo
09-12-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By billridesbikes

You guys haven’t constructed a giant faraday cage...

You guys haven’t constructed a giant faraday cage in the garage or spare room yet?
09-11-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 913
Posted By billridesbikes

Uh… Campagnolo?

Uh… Campagnolo?
09-10-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, that’s about what I do. First connect and...

Yeah, that’s about what I do. First connect and boot laptop, launch Zwift, then fill any water bottles and add electrolytes, then put on the indoor cycling costume and HRM. Then I boot into the...
09-08-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 914
Posted By billridesbikes

+1 OpenStreetMap.org is crowdsourced map data for...

+1 OpenStreetMap.org is crowdsourced map data for the world. Anyone can create an OSM account and edit the surface or other information like you’re doing and at some point we’ll all benefit! I think...
09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,217
Posted By billridesbikes

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a...

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a U-turn and so he slowed down and moved to the right most edge give himself the maximum amount of pavement to make the maneuver.

Generally you must...
Replies: 40
Views: 1,096
Posted By billridesbikes

For a double metric century or less just ride...

For a double metric century or less just ride what you normally ride. At about 200km and greater comfort beats weight savings all day, so wider tires makes sense as does fenders if it all fits,...
09-07-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By billridesbikes

I’ve only ever driven through Mullan at a high...

I’ve only ever driven through Mullan at a high rate of speed on the way to doing other stuff. I’m sure it’ll be fine.
09-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By billridesbikes

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least...

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least 5 minutes to find my bike shorts. 😂
09-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By billridesbikes

No, I think it's only paved between Wallace and...

No, I think it's only paved between Wallace and the ghost town Burke (~10mile out of Wallace) and past that it's a gravel road. Why do you want to backtrack to Mullan if you're going to Coeur...
09-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By billridesbikes

I usually flip the computer on and run Zwift...

I usually flip the computer on and run Zwift about thirty minutes before an event. Never had any update take more than 10 minutes and most considerable less than that. Zwift startup takes another few...
09-06-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,185
Posted By billridesbikes

Not sure you can build a mid-end or high end...

Not sure you can build a mid-end or high end bicycle, or any sophisticated piece of machinery or electronics for that matter, where the parts are all manufactured in the same country. Maybe Japan or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 969
Posted By billridesbikes

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike...

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike built for yourself.
09-04-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,629
Posted By billridesbikes

Except they never played any black artists. Even...

Except they never played any black artists. Even David Bowie called them out in the early eighties for that. There was a major fight to even play ‘Billie Jean’ but CBS threatened to pull all their...
09-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,851
Posted By billridesbikes

Become a randonneur and then you can question...

Become a randonneur and then you can question your need for sleep instead of speed.
08-31-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,215
Posted By billridesbikes

Yeah, but mountain biking in the woods in Grizzly...

Yeah, but mountain biking in the woods in Grizzly country so….
08-31-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,215
Posted By billridesbikes

Reminds me of this story from a few years back: ...

Reminds me of this story from a few years back:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cyclist-hits-bear-during-triathlon/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,396
Posted By billridesbikes

Unless it’s a sanctioned race it’s just plain...

Unless it’s a sanctioned race it’s just plain rude. Bad upbringing.
08-30-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 605
Posted By billridesbikes

A towel for your headset and top tube, a...

A towel for your headset and top tube, a headband, and industrial sized fan will do a lot to prevent sweat dripping on your frame. Aluminum will still corrode from sweat from normal use and your...
08-25-21, 07:43 PM
08-25-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,268
Posted By billridesbikes

Keys are so 2010s. I use my phone to unlock the...

Keys are so 2010s. I use my phone to unlock the house or car.
zipp lock bag ‘wallet’ for ID and a bit of cash.
I put them in the center jersey pocket.
08-25-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,247
Posted By billridesbikes

This is why I think disk brakes are overkill for...

This is why I think disk brakes are overkill for bikes that ride primarily on the road. I think my BF NWT run 37mm tires, but at high pressure so there is only a finite amount of available friction...
08-25-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,425
Posted By billridesbikes

For ride weather I like the 'EpicRideWeather'...

For ride weather I like the 'EpicRideWeather' app. You enter your route from Strava, RideWithGPS. or GPX file, the date and time you want to start, and your expected average speed and it will give...
Forum: Foo
08-18-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 560
Posted By billridesbikes

In some respects it's worse at least President...

In some respects it's worse at least President Dwayne Camacho eventually listened to his advisors and admitted when he was wrong and changed course.
Forum: Triathlon
08-15-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By billridesbikes

More details. Is this a ‘fun’ charity-type event...

More details. Is this a ‘fun’ charity-type event or a Fondo/Sportive? What are the longest and steepest grades? You could put a smaller gear on the single speed if most of the time is being spent...
Forum: Foo
08-14-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,253
Posted By billridesbikes

LOL - No worldwide oil production from all...

LOL - No worldwide oil production from all sources including tar sands and fracking has steadily increased since 2005. Even 2020 was higher than 2005, and will resume increasing as economic activity...
Forum: Foo
08-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,253
Posted By billridesbikes

Because even if 50% of all vehicles sold are...

Because even if 50% of all vehicles sold are electric by 2030 and all countries stick with their emission reduction plans oil consumption is predicted to continue to grow and not peak until at least...
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,805
Posted By billridesbikes

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime...

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime in the first place. Streets are for people, and people can figure out when to cross a street, instead we criminalized walking. Jaywalking laws where...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 595
Posted By billridesbikes

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,768
Posted By billridesbikes

In that case, +1 for RidewithGPS. Pay for a...

In that case, +1 for RidewithGPS. Pay for a subscription by month for the level of route planning you want and use the phone app with an earpiece for turn by turn directions. Many new Bluetooth ear...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,633
Posted By billridesbikes

Dump water on your head from your water bottle,...

Dump water on your head from your water bottle, but make sure you have a special color bottle that you always use only for water!

Also, shave your legs. Seriously. This feels about 5 degrees...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,768
Posted By billridesbikes

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map...

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map your route, and print the maps and cue sheets?
06-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,044
Posted By billridesbikes

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’… ‘There...

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’…

‘There it is, the Pinarello Dogma F8 we’ve been looking for. The owner is in the coffee shop berating the barista for not having fair-trade almond milk so...
06-21-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,805
Posted By billridesbikes

I know you guys have probably already contacted...

I know you guys have probably already contacted your state senators about the Bicycle Safety Stop Law. Let’s get the California Roll legalized for cyclists and ‘stop’ this type if silly law...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By billridesbikes

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay...

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay with neural implant wired directly to your pleasure center’ so you get a direct dopamine hit when you buy something to make the switch from paper money
06-19-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,982
Posted By billridesbikes

7.25 AM on a Saturday and flees the scene. Almost...

7.25 AM on a Saturday and flees the scene. Almost seems intentional.
06-19-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By billridesbikes

I know this might sound weird and kind of a long...

I know this might sound weird and kind of a long shot but have you taken a calibers and measured the distance between all the cogs? I once got a Campy cassette (10sp) that had a similar problem but...
06-17-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,187
Posted By billridesbikes

You can never 'prove' anything scientifically,...

You can never 'prove' anything scientifically, it's not possible. Like Newton's first law doesn't 'prove' anything about gravity, it only describes and predicts the motion of objects.

"Cyclist...
06-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,187
Posted By billridesbikes

Over straps. And it’s got nothing to do with...

Over straps. And it’s got nothing to do with looking pro. I think it’s the better way. Adjust the straps so the helmet fits and is positioned properly then put your glasses on so you’re wearing the...
06-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,200
Posted By billridesbikes

Just because you haven’t had an accident while...

Just because you haven’t had an accident while doing something unsafe doesn’t mean you should continue to do it. Like the guy that has four or five beers and then drives home because “he’s been doing...
06-12-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,200
Posted By billridesbikes

My dude, if you have a condition where you can’t...

My dude, if you have a condition where you can’t control your bike under all conditions then you have no business riding it, especially on an MUP. Please take up a different sport like walking before...
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