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02-02-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By wolfchild

Complete hogwash.

Complete hogwash.
02-01-23, 10:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 2,535
Posted By rsbob

Many say the prefer electronic but no one has...

Many say the prefer electronic but no one has stated WHY. WHY is it so much better?

Is the difference so dramatic like going from a manual transmission in a car to an automatic?
02-01-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,041
Posted By ShannonM

If your bike's frame is metal, I've usually been...

If your bike's frame is metal, I've usually been able to trigger the sensor by leaning my bike way over to one side.

Failing that, go to the side and push one of the pedestrian buttons. This will...
02-01-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,863
Posted By IcySwan1

SBB’s comments about the tire change inspired me...

SBB’s comments about the tire change inspired me to watch AF again. It was worth it.

Mike
01-30-23, 02:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By SurferRosa

siap ... But what if it's not so much that...

siap ... But what if it's not so much that cycling has a drinking problem, but that drinking has a cycling problem?
01-21-23, 11:13 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By jaxgtr

I don't have an alcohol issue, I have an ice...

I don't have an alcohol issue, I have an ice cream issue, but there is not an official group for that. You just have to go cold turkey to kick the habit.
01-20-23, 02:56 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By wolfchild

Agreed

Agreed
01-20-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By Outrider1

Teatotalers are as irksome as the folks who knock...

Teatotalers are as irksome as the folks who knock on your door at 8AM on a Saturday and want to enlighten you on their religion. Same mindset.
01-18-23, 08:10 PM
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Posted By A350driver

That’s what we all said!

That’s what we all said!
01-18-23, 07:16 PM
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Posted By A350driver

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/50000055_e2f5_426b_b96f_7652e2672e5e_62029604ccca206ee0dadd1d4cf8bd84e1c28437.jpeg
88 miles at 20 mph average.

It was a Birthday ride...
01-18-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By Steel Charlie

As usual, I'm amazed at how difficult a simple...

As usual, I'm amazed at how difficult a simple thing can become. A couple bucks on fleabay gets a pack of six velcro reflecting cuff bands. TabA/SlotB.
01-17-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By Lombard

I have the ankle version of these and wear them...

I have the ankle version of these and wear them even with bike tights. The best place to have bright colors is on a moving object like your ankle.
01-17-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 836
Posted By skidder

Gym bikes seats are similar to beach cruiser...

Gym bikes seats are similar to beach cruiser seats, not made for cranking along at 15-20mph. I'll find something else to do besides going to a gym on a rainy day; I can't stand the indoor...
01-17-23, 02:15 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 3,985
Posted By BikeLite

Never had cadence, never needed it.

Never had cadence, never needed it.
01-16-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By Inusuit

I drink. l fall down. No problem.

I drink. l fall down. No problem.
01-16-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 5,150
Posted By roadcrankr

I'm a drinker, with a cycling problem.

I'm a drinker, with a cycling problem.
01-16-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By rm -rf

I got this band for night rides, where it's...

I got this band for night rides, where it's extremely reflective. One of the other riders had a similar one, and it made it obvious there was a bike rider, a few hundred yards/meters ahead.

It's...
01-16-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By Daniel4

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Crank side of right leg...
01-16-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,800
Posted By JohnDThompson

Had these for about half a century now: ...

Had these for about half a century now:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/665x546/terry_clips_5dc884974b13479528a01303dc35545bdb845994.jpg
01-09-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By alfaspider

Performance Bike..I miss it

i lve in sacramento.now all we have are trek and specialized bikes.. nice thing about performance bike.. great selection of bikes, tires.. etc.. trek and specialized dont carry much stuff..
01-09-23, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By delbiker1

Yesterday, the 8th, was 25 miles, now at 225 for...

Yesterday, the 8th, was 25 miles, now at 225 for '23. Just a beautiful first week of the year for cycling. I have been on all five of my bikes, down from eight, but mostly I have been on my Poprad,...
01-07-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By SpedFast

When I started using the trainer early last...

When I started using the trainer early last month, the wife heard me complaining about comfort. She bought me a couple pair off ebay for around $7.US each and I laughed at her for wasting her money,...
01-05-23, 09:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,349
Posted By jnbrown

I live in San Diego. It is never too cold to...

I live in San Diego. It is never too cold to ride, low 50’s is as cold as it gets during the day.
I can’t imagine riding in 40s or below. Rain is the only thing that stops me from riding.
01-04-23, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Ironfish653

Seems like a lot of trouble and time to avoid...

Seems like a lot of trouble and time to avoid luggage fees for flying with a packed bike. Or buying/renting a suitable bike at your destination.

Where are all these preferred “good” parts coming...
01-03-23, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By Lombard

Take it all apart again, bring it back home and...

Take it all apart again, bring it back home and then put it all together again?
01-02-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By pstock

I think I am finally settled. thank you all for...

I think I am finally settled. thank you all for your ideas. I hope they guide others.

when I launched this question I thought I would only have about 6-7 days for an excursion.

My best options...
01-02-23, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Ironfish653

Without pushing this thread into A&S territory,...

Without pushing this thread into A&S territory, as helmet threads are wont to do; there’s very little risk of a added-on blinky light being the silver bullet that causes the failure of a helmet and...
12-30-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 508
Posted By DangerousDanR

When we travel with the tandem it is very close...

When we travel with the tandem it is very close to two boxes of parts. The cranks are off. The brakes are packed in leak resistant bags. Both chains are in bags. Both seat posts and saddles are...
12-27-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By Hermes

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and...

Moderation Note: For those bickering back and forth, please stop. You have made your points and some of the posts are borderline infractions. Thank you in advance for your compliance. We will do...
12-26-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By wolfchild

You just have to absolutely dominate and...

You just have to absolutely dominate and establish yourself an official spokesperson for every thread in General Forum don't you ? :rolleyes:
12-26-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,210
Posted By wolfchild

The only advice I can give you is that, if you...

The only advice I can give you is that, if you want to become a good strong climber you absolutely need to get out there and ride real hills over and over again. Gym workout won't do it, indoor...
12-24-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By Clipped_in

I live in northern Utah and I would not go to...

I live in northern Utah and I would not go to southern Utah (St. George) in January for a bike getaway. The weather is just too iffy. You could get snow.

My choice would be Tucson, AZ. It is also...
12-23-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,600
Posted By Sy Reene

Has anyone weighed a credit card?

Has anyone weighed a credit card?
12-22-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By phedge

Check out flying into Phoenix, renting a car and...

Check out flying into Phoenix, renting a car and driving down to Tucson. It's a short two hour drive through the desert and worth the time.

Was a gorgeous 63 in Saguaro a couple days ago....
12-22-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By rydabent

Just checked the National weather map. Right now...

Just checked the National weather map. Right now it is 46 degrees at 7:15 in San Diego. Anything below 65 is not fit for man nor beast.

I like to ride in shorts, not all bundled up like the...
12-18-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By mschwett

104 miles, 6000’, 6.5 hours. fantastic day.

104 miles, 6000’, 6.5 hours. fantastic day.
12-16-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,971
Posted By AJW2W11E

Need help.I bought a really nice bike today and it shows as Stolen

I bought a really nice bike today. It's a Cannondale Synapse...
I went to check the Part Number on the bottom bracket to see what model bike I bought.
Turns out it was a Serial Number and it shows...
12-14-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By pstock

​​​​​​I like it. though weirdly Tucson is 2...

​​​​​​I like it.
though weirdly Tucson is 2 hours further (7) and one stop more (1 vs direct) than Las Vegas from YYZ.(And any extra stop is a lost bike risk)But on the short list. I've heard good...
12-14-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By easyupbug

Yes, I have a place in Oro Valley, 5 and 8 foot...

Yes, I have a place in Oro Valley, 5 and 8 foot bike lanes everywhere in town that are actually see a street sweeper,with connections to the loop that goes all over, with the Tour De Tucson running...
12-14-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By rsbob

How about cycling the big Island of Hawaii? ...

How about cycling the big Island of Hawaii? Don’t recall how long it takes to ride around the whole island, but there are led tours but you could do it solo.
12-14-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,716
Posted By easyupbug

We winter just outside Tucson and have friends...

We winter just outside Tucson and have friends who come down every winter for a week or more, same can be said for Phoenix and it's suburbs. Unless there is a cold front coming through like this week...
12-10-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By Yelbom15

If you’re only, and only, using it to ride around...

If you’re only, and only, using it to ride around town with a friend, then a hybrid is all you need. Any bike shop should have some(Giant, Specialized, Cannondale, Trek) and are usually 300-600 for...
12-10-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By jaxgtr

So had an interesting ride today. Buddy and I...

So had an interesting ride today. Buddy and I were planning on doing a short 35-45 miles, weather was solid overcast and some fog, temps in low 60's, but flipping humid. Not cool enough for long...
12-04-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By jaxgtr

This happened to me the other day when I was on...

This happened to me the other day when I was on the rail trail only it was a squirrel. The color of the fur matched the ground clutter so well, I did not even see it until it was between my wheels,...
12-02-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By rsbob

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I...

Boy has climate change ever effected Redmond. I just live a half hour east and it was 38* F ;)
12-02-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,117
Posted By rsbob

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I...

They scare me too in the PNW. The most scares I have had are with PU trucks. Think the drivers tend to have a bad reaction to Lycra.
11-29-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By rsbob

I rode an hour and 20 in my office and got...

I rode an hour and 20 in my office and got exactly nowhere. Zero miles. What a waste of effort.
11-28-22, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By rsbob

The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end,...

The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end, warmed up to a balmy 40*. Considering the multi-layers, I had to unzip to keep from overheating.

...
11-22-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,719
Views: 371,983
Posted By rsbob

Proved how pathetic I really am by doing a ramp...

Proved how pathetic I really am by doing a ramp test. Only lasted about 23 minutes. FTP at least didn’t slip but remained at 227. Rather discouraging to only get through half the test and have the...
11-19-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By Trakhak

In addition to wearing a thick neck gaiter and...

In addition to wearing a thick neck gaiter and headband, I've discovered that a KN95 mask with the bottom half folded up into the upper half makes a weird-looking but highly effective nose warmer.
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