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05-17-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By gear64

Just stumbled on this myself on YouTube. Curious...

Just stumbled on this myself on YouTube. Curious if you have any insights a few years down the road.
05-17-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,905
Posted By gear64

As are most ordinances these days. In practice...

As are most ordinances these days. In practice all speed limits are the lower limit.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,856
Posted By gear64

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of...

I did 21 one way 2-3 times a week for a couple of years, until I decided the 'suicide' mile wasn't worth the risk. Never found a viable alternative to that one mile near the office. Land locked by...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,208
Posted By gear64

In large part that's why cycling has never been...

In large part that's why cycling has never been of much interest to me even as fan. There are many sports where equipment is much more ancillary and it's all about the athlete. I dislike sports where...
05-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,618
Posted By gear64

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have NBD in...

Hope you enjoy yours as much as I have NBD in April. I haven't been a Clyde in a while but the bike does feel very solid. What color did you get? I first got sucked in by the Pacific Blue researching...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,489
Posted By gear64

Baggies/club fit for me. Plain T if errand bike...

Baggies/club fit for me. Plain T if errand bike with pannier. In my case it's a hobby, not a sport, I'm not going to fret over micro losses in aero efficiency. I rarely look at the models. I...
05-09-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,012
Posted By gear64

Gravel is just a marketing name. I call my what...

Gravel is just a marketing name. I call my what it is functionally, and it's specific model name All Road. Particularly suited to urban neglect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,061
Posted By gear64

I wear baggy shorts just below my knee. Socks...

I wear baggy shorts just below my knee. Socks must be long enough to overlap just under my shorts.
03-27-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,740
Posted By gear64

I typically slow down, often stop, but I'm not...

I typically slow down, often stop, but I'm not perfect. Sometimes I cheat, especially if clear line of sight. If I got caught it would be no flack, pay the fine. I knew the rules when I hopped on...
03-19-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,115
Posted By gear64

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is...

Distracted driving is trending up, speeding is trending up both as a norm and mph over posted, road rage is trending up, running stop signs and stop lights is trending up. Just saw a red light run...
03-09-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,291
Posted By gear64

There's a similar road here. The posted is...

There's a similar road here. The posted is either 35 or 40, I don't recall offhand, but 50+ is typical. No shoulder, the lanes themselves (4 lane) are ridiculously narrow for even 35; and often pot...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,933
Posted By gear64

Nice! My son is there, love visiting. He's not...

Nice! My son is there, love visiting. He's not a cyclist, but an avid hiker, so always get a few hikes in while I'm there.
10-06-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,150
Posted By gear64

My riding has waxed and waned over the course of...

My riding has waxed and waned over the course of my life, but never died out. Just go with the flow. Life's too varied and interesting to fret over one interest for another.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 15,934
Posted By gear64

Or it could be habit. Same reason I didnt where a...

Or it could be habit. Same reason I didnt where a helmet for almost 30 yrs. No one wore gloves or a helmet when I was six. No one wore helmet or gloves when I was twelve. No one wore gloves or helmet...
09-12-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,232
Posted By gear64

Was he coming out of a business? If so it would...

Was he coming out of a business? If so it would have been nice if he waited, but I often feel that due to their size they often feel they need to do what they need to do when opportunity is...
07-31-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By gear64

lotus flower chrome blue as blue-est ocean...

lotus flower chrome
blue as blue-est ocean depths
always further roam
07-31-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,019
Posted By gear64

Cool idea for a change of topics! I look forward...

Cool idea for a change of topics! I look forward to seeing more. Maybe my own mind will start working eventually.
07-30-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By gear64

The stalking comment is crazy. The few sites I've...

The stalking comment is crazy. The few sites I've done mapping from all have public/private settings and I would say encourage public posting. I enjoy seeing what variations others do, and I post...
07-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By gear64

My parents never rode. I can only hope to be him...

My parents never rode. I can only hope to be him as my kids age. That's awesome!
07-24-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,543
Views: 615,478
Posted By gear64

Latest incarnation of my Gran...

Latest incarnation of my Gran Premio...https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1190_60d9fa5e528cb9e7f066bf592269bddb8d307108.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 37,934
Posted By gear64

If they stand by their claims, it's also heavily...

If they stand by their claims, it's also heavily warranted. They claim to repair damage. It looked like nice stuff to me and I like the look, however I often just wear cross functional athletic wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,924
Posted By gear64

I once had a roller blader ask to draft, that guy...

I once had a roller blader ask to draft, that guy held IIRC, 18 mph for a hell of a lot longer than I would have thought possible. He caught back up at the next light crossing and thanked me...
07-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,369
Posted By gear64

Who knows? I see this within the same metro...

Who knows? I see this within the same metro region. For me it's the difference between urban and suburban. And with suburban, I'm not even talking about getting on the major arteries, people just...
07-15-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By gear64

I love that stem. ​​​​​​

I love that stem.
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07-14-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 13,630
Posted By gear64

If they ever hit critical mass the same will be...

If they ever hit critical mass the same will be true of flashers.
07-14-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,560
Posted By gear64

I've worked in manufacturing for many years....

I've worked in manufacturing for many years. Anytime I've worked on a project including strobed lighting it's always been required to supply signage and some type of barrier to minimize the impact of...
07-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,467
Posted By gear64

I guess not actually Dr Seuss. ...

I guess not actually Dr Seuss.

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07-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,022
Posted By gear64

That is one attractive mixte!

That is one attractive mixte!
06-28-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,466
Posted By gear64

I kind of feel like getting clipped by a cyclist...

I kind of feel like getting clipped by a cyclist would be a little less painful than being clipped by motorcycle on average. Reasonable chance of not surviving the motorcycle incident so not really a...
06-12-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 19,530
Posted By gear64

Red lights I always full stop. If no cars and I...

Red lights I always full stop. If no cars and I suspect dead red I'll go through after full stop and some wait time (legal in Missouri). If I'm familiar with the intersection and know it's timed I'll...
06-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,872
Posted By gear64

I've only had one bike made after 2000. A trek...

I've only had one bike made after 2000. A trek MTB. It had indexed shifters on flat bar. Those shifters have by magnitudes less miles, but have needed more attention than all my other DT bikes...
05-23-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By gear64

I've never observed a crime in progress in a more...

I've never observed a crime in progress in a more typical context. The closest I've been to being the victim cycling are 1) having soft drink thrown at me 2) forcibly, intentionally driven off the...
05-15-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 26,221
Posted By gear64

Home sweet home! Nice pic. I've bought two both...

Home sweet home! Nice pic. I've bought two both mtb. 1988, 2001. Just gave the 2001 to my son. Hard to find the time for trail rides anymore and he was looking to get more exercise. Prefer riding my...
04-15-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,905
Posted By gear64

I understand the sentiment. It's been a while...

I understand the sentiment. It's been a while since I checked, but there was one here for sure, and a few others I suspected. They certainly don't drive the entire local market up, but it is a pain...
04-12-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,155
Posted By gear64

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are...

I have few issues with MUPs in general. They are what they are, a collective resource. Mostly an open green space with regard to the ones I ride here, and I generally expect the unexpected. I have no...
03-31-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 16,405
Posted By gear64

Motorists can make similar argument, especially...

Motorists can make similar argument, especially with manual transmission. Not everyone can see everything every time. Everyone has their own special interest group excuse. Eventually there will only...
10-29-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,519
Posted By gear64

The OP title is a little misleading. Regardless...

The OP title is a little misleading. Regardless the persons responsibility, he ignored the first penalty so it MUST be escalated. This is just one example of the millions of paper cuts (the license...
09-14-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,458
Posted By gear64

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of...

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of independence, and believe me stuff happened back in the 70s; but that was life for better or worse. For school I walked 1 - 8, in high school dropped off early...
07-21-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 51,766
Posted By gear64

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1274/img_1065_f9c3ac98029e9a186bdee402e49ba8df93748d69.jpg
07-08-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,803
Posted By gear64

Regarding a few posts seemingly sympathetic to...

Regarding a few posts seemingly sympathetic to the pedestrians.... Somewhat dated (2005) so not positive it's current, but don't assume it's legal for pedestrians to be in street. Snippet of MO code:...
06-13-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,625
Posted By gear64

Same here. Although I don't know I would consider...

Same here. Although I don't know I would consider my environment self contained. The distances we went at the age we went would be considered insanity today. Further, at a pretty young age I knew how...
06-09-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,625
Posted By gear64

It sounds like this is suburbia, and maybe this...

It sounds like this is suburbia, and maybe this gets mentioned further down, but the asinine developers of urban sprawl areas are killing kids playing outside as much or more than anything mentioned...
05-19-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,886
Posted By gear64

I lasted a month on Facebook before I blocked...

I lasted a month on Facebook before I blocked everyone I had previously connected with, then disabled/deleted my account. It was so long ago.... Haven't missed it one bit.
08-06-16, 08:11 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 42,419
Posted By gear64

I see nothing wrong with riding "old school" if...

I see nothing wrong with riding "old school" if that's what suits you. OTOH, there's another thread something like 'Let's see what old guys ride' filled with bikes like the ones above. Not that...
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