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05-15-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By Bald Paul

No

No
05-15-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Bald Paul

Remember "Eddie" from American Flyers?

Classic cycling movie. On a training ride, "Eddie" chases them and 'eats' one of their shoes.

Today, I met my Eddiie. I was riding along a quiet road, with two houses on the left, and a pasture on...
05-14-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Bald Paul

To be honest, I don't remember the actual crash,...

To be honest, I don't remember the actual crash, either. More like THUD, then sitting in the middle of the road bleeding all over myself. The woman in the car behind said I did a full somersault over...
05-14-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Bald Paul

Poll - Cycling / Motor Vehicle incidents

This is a totally unscientific poll. However, based on the number of threads where discussions of how cyclists should ride on the road, the results could be interesting.
Please do NOT vote if you...
05-13-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Bald Paul

If scars and tattoos tell a story, I should write...

If scars and tattoos tell a story, I should write a book. :)
05-10-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,142
Posted By Bald Paul

Now now, I didn't say EVERYONE. Don't be so...

Now now, I didn't say EVERYONE. Don't be so sensitive! :lol:
05-09-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,142
Posted By Bald Paul

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with...

Has anyone else noticed that some posters with very high post counts seem to have very little to actually contribute, and just seem to be hanging around, waiting to pick internet arguments or troll?...
05-08-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bald Paul

A large group of fast riders, riding two abreast...

A large group of fast riders, riding two abreast in traffic, is still a slow group to a driver that wants to go 40+ MPH.
And your opinions seem, to me, like a certain part of the human anatomy that...
05-07-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,142
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, crap...... NOW what do we do? ...

Oh, crap...... NOW what do we do?

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05-06-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,142
Posted By Bald Paul

Not always, but unfortunately, not often enough. ...

Not always, but unfortunately, not often enough.

Driver Who Killed 2 Cyclists Sentenced to 18 Years - Outside Online...
05-06-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,142
Posted By Bald Paul

And here's the story of Mr Hyde Who killed a...

And here's the story of Mr Hyde
Who killed a cyclist on his ride
He lost in court
Must do his time
12 years or more for homicide.
05-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Bald Paul

Spike strips.

Spike strips.
05-05-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Bald Paul

Technically, this is the ideal mounting method....

Technically, this is the ideal mounting method. In reality, mounting your light the width of your rack either way probably won't matter much. The important thing is to have a light.
05-04-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 946
Posted By Bald Paul

Yeah, I mean, why would you want to consult with...

Yeah, I mean, why would you want to consult with a medical professional if you have questions about your heart? :(

Heart attack survivor here, 70 years old. My cardiologist (oh, heavens!) loves...
05-04-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 842
Posted By Bald Paul

Aren't trailers required to have their own plates...

Aren't trailers required to have their own plates in NC? I would imagine if the trailer blocked the vehicle plate, the trailer plate could still identify the driver.
05-04-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bald Paul

I had major knee surgery in 1976. I've been...

I had major knee surgery in 1976. I've been dealing with pain on and off since then. Every winter in Massachusetts was awful - the pain never stopped.
We moved to SC when I retired. :)
05-04-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 842
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, they can. (pg 71 - License Plates) They can...

Well, they can. (pg 71 - License Plates) They can also be ticketed for hanging anything from the rear view mirror. (pg. 67 - Distracting Objects)
Massachusetts Driver's Manual...
05-03-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bald Paul

You can turn off notifications about hills (Climb...

You can turn off notifications about hills (Climb Pro) and laps in your Settings menu. As far as not being quite on course, that could be due to using non-Garmin maps. Your unit would most likely be...
04-30-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, you could do a little research, I guess. ...

Well, you could do a little research, I guess.
MIPS vs Non-MIPS Bike Helmet: Which is Better And Why (declinemagazine.com) (https://www.declinemagazine.com/mtb-gear/mips-vs-non-mips-bike-helmet/)
04-30-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Bald Paul

Happy Birthday! :bday:

Happy Birthday! :bday:
04-30-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,722
Posted By Bald Paul

Here in SC, laws regarding diesel fuel system...

Here in SC, laws regarding diesel fuel system modifications and rolling coal seem to only apply to commercial vehicles. However, a recently passed law states SECTION 56-5-3445. It is unlawful to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Bald Paul

Beautiful!

Beautiful!
04-29-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bald Paul

There is a difference between meeting a standard...

There is a difference between meeting a standard and exceeding a standard.

From the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute - "Standards are useful to consumers to cover the performance you can't judge...
04-29-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,168
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask yourself this - would you buy a bullet-proof...

Ask yourself this - would you buy a bullet-proof vest that just met minimum standards? :eek:
04-29-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bald Paul

The downside is that muggers will start cutting...

The downside is that muggers will start cutting off your hand.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Posted By Bald Paul

Hopefully you paid with a credit card. If you...

Hopefully you paid with a credit card. If you haven't gotten your package within 30 days, save your documentation (shipping notice, response from vendor, etc) and contest the charge due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,449
Posted By Bald Paul

Well, datlas, there's your answer. :fight:

Well, datlas, there's your answer. :fight:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By Bald Paul

My shoes weren't super expensive (Venzo) but they...

My shoes weren't super expensive (Venzo) but they fit me well and are very comfortable.
My old bike, which is used almost exclusively on a trainer with Zwift now, has SPD-SL pedals. On my new bike,...
04-28-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Bald Paul

Google is your friend: Varia™‎ UT800 Owner’s...

Google is your friend:

Varia™‎ UT800 Owner’s Manual (garmin.com) (https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/variaut/EN-US/Varia_UT_OM,_WCAG_EN-US.pdf)

Varia™‎ Rearview Radar RTL515/RTL516 Owner’s...
04-28-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Bald Paul

Bicycle insurance to protect all cyclists |...

Bicycle insurance to protect all cyclists | Velosurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By Bald Paul

Ask him to put all that in writing. Your lawyer...

Ask him to put all that in writing. Your lawyer will love you for it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,080
Posted By Bald Paul

I believe SRAM came out with hydro rim brakes...

I believe SRAM came out with hydro rim brakes around 9 or 10 years ago, but it looks like they gave up on them in favor of discs.
04-28-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,995
Posted By Bald Paul

The boyfriend should pony up the $100. If he...

The boyfriend should pony up the $100. If he doesn't, he should be the ex-boyfriend.
04-28-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bald Paul

Cash, checks, credit cards, Paypal, Venmo,...

Cash, checks, credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, Bitcoin.... you people are all behind the times!

The microchip implants that let you pay with your hand - BBC News...
04-28-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Bald Paul

I use a Garmin 1030+ computer, with Stages single...

I use a Garmin 1030+ computer, with Stages single side power meter, and Wahoo heart rate strap. I upload my rides to Garmin Connect, and get all the data I need for my purposes....
04-28-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Bald Paul

The Varia is a great unit. I have one myself, and...

The Varia is a great unit. I have one myself, and won't ride without it.

However, you have to realize that it will detect an oncoming vehicle, but it has no way of knowing if the driver of the...
04-27-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bald Paul

Oddly enough, the one and only time I've been hit...

Oddly enough, the one and only time I've been hit by a car in all my years of riding was when I was riding solo, on a straight, flat road with almost zero traffic. I was riding along the white line...
04-26-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bald Paul

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. ...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

"Many people want to keep it simple and just ride as it pleases them."
True, but not all people find riding solo is what they enjoy. Personally, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Bald Paul

It could be knees, or hips. Oh, sorry, I...

It could be knees, or hips.
Oh, sorry, I thought this was the 50+ forum. :p
04-25-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,618
Posted By Bald Paul

Just put this up on the club FB page. I've gotten...

Just put this up on the club FB page. I've gotten a few replies in a matter of hours, and it's caught the attention of the club....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,324
Posted By Bald Paul

Just imagine one of those riders on the $10,000...

Just imagine one of those riders on the $10,000 carbon superbikes looking at you and thinking, "Man, I wish I had a classic steel bike like that!"
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 593
Posted By Bald Paul

I carry a new tube, and a patch kit with glue. I...

I carry a new tube, and a patch kit with glue. I have extra glue at home to replenish the tube that, as you say, will dry up once opened.
Amazon.com : Wulidasheng Bicycle Tire Repair Glue, Bike...
04-24-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bald Paul

There is, unfortunately, one additional thing to...

There is, unfortunately, one additional thing to think about before becoming the local 'I'll fix your junker bike up' guy.

A lot of these gems were barely safe enough to ride when they were brand...
04-23-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,182
Posted By Bald Paul

Sometimes you're better off just saying that the...

Sometimes you're better off just saying that the bike is in need of a lot of work, and replacement parts are (a) expensive, and (b) hard to come by now due to supply shortages. Doesn't matter if it's...
Forum: Southeast
04-22-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,196
Posted By Bald Paul

You really want to challenge yourself? The 2022...

You really want to challenge yourself? The 2022 event is sold out, but there's always next year!
The Assaults | (https://www.theassaults.com/)
04-22-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By Bald Paul

The second link has a statement from a witness...

The second link has a statement from a witness that the BMW was travelling at approximately 80 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, so yeah, he was going pretty fast.

BMW and an Acura - I wonder if some street...
04-22-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Bald Paul

You can plan out a route on Garmin Connect on...

You can plan out a route on Garmin Connect on your home computer, and then just "Send To Device" (your 830) with Garmin Express.
04-21-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,904
Posted By Bald Paul

Tell us how you really feel. :lol:

Tell us how you really feel. :lol:
04-21-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By Bald Paul

Yes, on the remote, flat roads of Lowcountry, I...

Yes, on the remote, flat roads of Lowcountry, I guess we could have sheltered under a tree in a thunderstorm. :eek:



I had to be there to pay the tow truck driver for the extra mileage not...
04-21-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,104
Posted By Bald Paul

You may want to have an orthopedic guy check that...

You may want to have an orthopedic guy check that out before pushing it again. If you partially tore something in there, and don't give it time to heal properly, well, let's just say things can go...
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