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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,454
Posted By Broctoon

Oh, in my Class 6 races, I'm always wearing the...

Oh, in my Class 6 races, I'm always wearing the yellow jersey. If someone else beats me, I'm sure the officials will find he was doping or something. If I win, it was a clean kill. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,454
Posted By noimagination

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is...

I don't race, so as long as the other cyclist is not endangering me I don't care what they do. They can cough out a lung passing me, then die and I pass them back, then they recover and we repeat. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,454
Posted By koala logs

Many riders don't take this situation kindly. I...

Many riders don't take this situation kindly. I was joyriding with a friend's folding bike one time. Tiny wheels, flat bar, and had full fenders so it looked like a slow commuter bike but had...
08-22-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By sarhog

Donít beat yourself up over it, Iím sure weíve...

Donít beat yourself up over it, Iím sure weíve all overpaid for a bike before.
08-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By mstateglfr

What about shifters? What is your plan for the...

What about shifters? What is your plan for the 2nd set of brake levers? You started a thread with a picture of a bike that doesnt work and said nothing.
Work with us here, its a forum-...
08-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By grant40

There was a chain but I removed it because it was...

There was a chain but I removed it because it was so rusty.
08-21-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By dsbrantjr

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one...

I consider "single use" to mean "use with one chain" and toss both when worn. IIRC there was some patent or another which kept folks from advertising reuseable links, calling them single-use...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By noglider

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling....

I think turn signals are overrated for bicycling. I use them when I think there is someone who cannot figure out what I'm doing and they are likely to respond to my signal. The problem with the...
08-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 498
Posted By Koyote

Additionally, the screen will show if there are...

Additionally, the screen will show if there are two or even three cars coming up on you, and their relative positions. This is particularly valuable, as I've noticed that sometimes, after a vehicle...
08-16-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,520
Posted By WhyFi

A Varia makes it more practical for me to adopt a...

A Varia makes it more practical for me to adopt a default lane position that's further left, which generally puts me on smoother pavement with less debris. That position also makes me more visible...
08-16-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By RH Clark

I lost 180lbs over 2 years by cycling and...

I lost 180lbs over 2 years by cycling and dieting. At 50 years old and 6'2" tall I weighed 360lbs. I had back and knee trouble so severe when I started that cycling was the only way I could exercise...
08-16-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,520
Posted By Koyote

In other words, you did exactly as I would've:...

In other words, you did exactly as I would've: when it was safe to do so, you got out of the car's way.



You seem to have personified the Varia, accusing it of "bullying" on behalf of...
08-15-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,520
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have mirrors on my rear rack basket so that I...

I have mirrors on my rear rack basket so that I can see forward when I look behind me.
08-12-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By fooferdoggie

ya I see a lot of different numbers when I check...

ya I see a lot of different numbers when I check usually around 1000 calories.
but now that I am feeling better I need to see if i need that much. all that I have learned in the last few months have...
Forum: Touring
08-11-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 347,568
Posted By PedalingWalrus

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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hope he is with her ;-)
08-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,299
Posted By genejockey

I make myself as visible as possible, with...

I make myself as visible as possible, with flashing lights front and rear, and a radar unit to inform me of vehicles approaching from the rear. I ride at a consistent, small but safe distance from...
08-08-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,299
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and...

If a car moves out of the lane to pass me and collides with another road user, this is 100% NOT caused by me. Cars have brakes as well as steering wheels and can adjust speed and direction at will. ...
08-07-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,887
Posted By terrymorse

"Threshold heart rate" is your heart rate at...

"Threshold heart rate" is your heart rate at lactate threshold. It's usually defined as the highest heart rate you can sustain for up to 1 hour.

Coggan describes how lactate threshold feels:
...
08-07-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 23,887
Posted By terrymorse

As defined by Coggan, Zone 2 is: 56-75% of...

As defined by Coggan, Zone 2 is:

56-75% of your threshold power
69-83% of your threshold heart rate

Description:

“All day” pace, or classic long slow distance (LSD) training. Sensation of...
08-07-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,520
Posted By kahn

I've used and continue to use mirrors for...

I've used and continue to use mirrors for decades. I now have added Garmin's Varia Radar/light. It alerts with both beeps and shows rear approaching traffic (cars, trucks, bikes, and yes, even on...
08-06-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,481
Posted By bikehoco

The law in most jurisdictions requires leashes so...

The law in most jurisdictions requires leashes so it really doesnít matter what you think.
08-05-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,568
Posted By freeranger

The bike with the meanest dog with the biggest...

The bike with the meanest dog with the biggest teeth chasing it might be the fastest--at least for that moment!
Forum: Touring
08-03-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By a_d_a_m

I've only toured twice, but apparently I am the...

I've only toured twice, but apparently I am the bringer of storms.

Ohio To Erie '21 - I had a busted spoke 20 miles in on day 1 which sidetracked us for an hour while we found a mobile mechanic...
08-01-22, 02:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,236
Posted By Artmo

Beats me why anyone would use only the front...

Beats me why anyone would use only the front brake, unless riding fixed gear. But glad you survived.
07-28-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,123
Posted By Herzlos

I thought that consumables were just...

I thought that consumables were just wear-and-tear type stuff - stuff you'd eventually need to replace just through use rather than defect or damage.

So any bearings, springs and friction parts.
...
07-28-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,123
Posted By genejockey

I think "consumables" in the bike sense would be...

I think "consumables" in the bike sense would be everything you'd replace if you bought a used bike with a significant amount of wear - tires, cables, housing, bar tape, etc. Maybe brake pads, too.
07-21-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,014
Posted By SurferRosa

Wrong. The question mark goes inside the quote.

Wrong. The question mark goes inside the quote.
07-21-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 908
Posted By mstateglfr

The guy also self deprecated when describing his...

The guy also self deprecated when describing his physique.

I have a sasquatch riding a bike tat on my right calf because I feel like a sasquatch when riding a bike. When someone says I am big,...
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 347,568
Posted By djb

Taking the ferry from Levis across the st...

Taking the ferry from Levis across the st Lawrence to Quebec City the other day....
07-09-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,887
Posted By tomato coupe

I've got 100 gallons of beet juice in my tractor...

I've got 100 gallons of beet juice in my tractor tires. It never gets tired.
06-30-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,681
Posted By Polaris OBark

Garmin Varia radar.

Garmin Varia radar.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By Iride01

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the...

I'd go for something newer than a helmet from the 1990's. Maybe the foam and other components are in perfect working order. But you won't know, even if you have a crash and survive. You'll be like me...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,506
Posted By tcs

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946...

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946 miles in old money).

"I am getting very used to being on the road, and I feel quite claustrophobic when I have to stop riding." - Gina Harris
...
Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By PedalingWalrus

I don't remember my first tour even though it was...

I don't remember my first tour even though it was not a long time ago. I really started touring no later than 10 years ago or so. I was able to find a photo from 2016 on a bikepacking trip to...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4,675
Views: 2,465,819
Posted By KPREN

Full on heavy touring mode Me and the rig plus...

Full on heavy touring mode Me and the rig plus the dog is about 400 pounds.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,055
Posted By tomato coupe

You realize that skin suits arenít actually skin,...

You realize that skin suits arenít actually skin, right?
06-18-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By Polaris OBark

Ah, that explains it! :thumb:

Ah, that explains it! :thumb:
06-18-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Mtracer

I can imagine there is a way to modify the...

I can imagine there is a way to modify the aperture of the RADAR but I think you run the risk of blocking real threats that are closer. Maybe miss a threat from a car that turns on to the road just...
06-17-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By downtube42

There's a short ramp on my evening commute, about...

There's a short ramp on my evening commute, about 1/4 mile into the ride, that leaves me huffing.

That same ramp at the end of a 60 mile weekend ride is pffffft.

Weird but true.
06-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,194
Posted By DangerousDanR

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect...

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect to be riding. Here is the current NWS forecast...

"Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south...
06-17-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,769
Posted By indyfabz

I finished a 7 day self contained tour of Vermont...

I finished a 7 day self contained tour of Vermont on Tuesday. Some very hard days in the 40-60 mile range with steep grades, including some on dirt. After each day's ride I had to shower, set up...
06-17-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By Seattle Forrest

You guys need to try blindfolded crits, it'll...

You guys need to try blindfolded crits, it'll make you feel alive!!
06-16-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By zandoval

Yep... It is quite humbling when ya know you...

Yep... It is quite humbling when ya know you should be able to get over that hill easy peasy...I spend more time in my 34T bail out gear then I would like to admit...

Or over in Galveston Texas...
06-16-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By base2

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you...

Hills make you stronger. Headwinds just make you mad.
06-15-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 771
Posted By flangehead

Normally retails for $20. ...

Normally retails for $20.


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Center is red LED...
06-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,893
Posted By Daniel4

Three-in-a-row. Happens all the time. Never...

Three-in-a-row. Happens all the time. Never occurs to the passing car to slow down just a but until there's room to pass safely. Even in parked car situations, sometime I anticipate and adjust my...
06-13-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,028
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

To summarize whenever his subject comes up it...

To summarize whenever his subject comes up it breaks down as follows.

Those who have not used it find it a silly product which if anything makes cycling more dangerous. This pattern of weighting...
06-06-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,769
Posted By MinnMan

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't...

Do that brisk 25 mile ride more often, it won't wear you out as much.
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,422
Posted By Polaris OBark

Just to clarify, none of my bikes (or me) are...

Just to clarify, none of my bikes (or me) are weight-weenie by any stretch!
Forum: Touring
06-05-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,422
Posted By djb

My touring bike with racks is very similar to...

My touring bike with racks is very similar to yours, as is the vast majority of proper touring bikes. Yes there are lighter bikes out there, but somewhere around 25 is probably on the lighter end---...
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