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12-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,516
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

If you'd read the whole OP, you would have...

If you'd read the whole OP, you would have noticed that, as is my usual practice in posts of this nature, I included a study which seemed to me a thorough investigation of the effectiveness,...
12-01-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By dedhed

Topographic maps have been doing that for...

Topographic maps have been doing that for centuries.

​​​​​​https://en-us.topographic-map.com/maps/q7cx/Rosarito/

​​​​​​https://en-us.topographic-map.com/maps/wfcb/Li%C3%A8ge/
11-27-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,363
Posted By MinnMan

Toes going numb after 1/2 hour at 0 įC? That...

Toes going numb after 1/2 hour at 0 įC? That seems unusual to me.

You probably want boots that are not quite so porous to air flow. There are many brands. But warmer boots will be generally...
11-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leisesturm

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle....

Nope. The genie does not go back into the bottle. The Beast has acquired the taste of outsourced low wage labor. Look at all the angst over paying skilled labor a fair wage in the face of the most...
11-26-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By Leisesturm

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike...

Your logic defies me. What does the European Bike Craze (WTF) have to do with American retailers selling every bike they had on the racks and no more to be had for the forseeable? The European bike...
11-20-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By cxwrench

$1000? If you really want to 'shred' I'd consider...

$1000? If you really want to 'shred' I'd consider that entry level. I'd be looking at least double that...for a hardtail. You want full suspension add at least $500-700.
11-16-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,479
Posted By rsbob

Cycling is my time machine. When riding, I am...

Cycling is my time machine. When riding, I am transported back to my 30s when first into cycling. I lose my age, my worries and just concentrate on the road ahead. Still love the excitement of...
11-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,479
Posted By andrewclaus

Mr Money Mustache...

Mr Money Mustache (https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2013/06/13/bicycling-the-safest-form-of-transportation/) says it well. "A bicycle is a money-printing fountain of youth." He also says, the risks of...
11-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,566
Posted By Doc_Wui

If you wish to believe manufacturer's claims on...

If you wish to believe manufacturer's claims on torque, then do your numbers. I happen to believe that many Euro mid drives underrate their mid drives to meet the 250W limits. At the same time, a ...
11-09-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,952
Posted By ZHVelo

intervals.icu and make your own rides.

intervals.icu and make your own rides.
11-08-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By Iride01

I wouldn't begin to have any idea if I see one...

I wouldn't begin to have any idea if I see one side of my front tire more than the other side. If I'm looking at my bike, then I'm not looking at the road and scenery. I don't even look at my...
11-08-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,098
Posted By Jeff Neese

Yes, those hacks are available. But so are...

Yes, those hacks are available. But so are Schrader tubes. It's a lot easier and better to just buy the right tube for your wheel, instead of buying gizmos to make a Presta tube fit. I prefer Presta...
11-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,282
Posted By linberl

Not all e-bikes are the same. Some people have...

Not all e-bikes are the same. Some people have 15mph limits, some 20 mph. Some ride 40-50lb bikes and some ride <30lb ebikes. Until riding on the street has safe infrastructure to protect...
11-07-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?

Yes, but do you dress left or dress right?
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,839
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I've camped & toured in NL in the winter and...

I've camped & toured in NL in the winter and loved it! But I lived there and they rarely lasted more than a long weekend.

There are campsites open (not many so distance can be a challenge) with...
11-06-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By Ryan_M

What kind of verbal diarrhea is this nonsense?...

What kind of verbal diarrhea is this nonsense? It's difficult to even find the words to respond to this. First, this is a forum, asking questions and sharing knowledge is what we do here. Further,...
11-06-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By Kapusta

The reason some cycling clubs donít want you to...

The reason some cycling clubs donít want you to show up with flat bars or flat pedals is not because theyíre afraid youíre going to be slow.

They are afraid youíre going to keep up.
11-06-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By ThermionicScott

When you're in the bottom rungs of an...

When you're in the bottom rungs of an organization, the only people you can pull rank on are the recruits. :D
11-06-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By Kapusta

I think this person likely heard that flat pedals...

I think this person likely heard that flat pedals were less safe and got that confused flat bars.

The former is mostly nonsense (it depends on the pedals and shoes) the latter is pure, 100%...
11-05-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By Ironfish653

The entire sport of MTB would disagree. I...

The entire sport of MTB would disagree.

I know in a lot of riding groups, Triathlon bars (base/aero extensions) are not usually welcome , because the controls are often out of reach, especially...
11-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,058
Posted By genejockey

I think the "unsafe" stuff is nonsense, and the...

I think the "unsafe" stuff is nonsense, and the "'you won't be able to keep up" is entirely a question of the rider. So, I'd say those are a pair of uninformed opinions.
11-01-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,728
Posted By msu2001la

I saw a few good CX costumes while racing...

I saw a few good CX costumes while racing yesterday, but this one might've been the best:

...
11-01-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By PeteHski

fify

fify
10-29-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By late

I just saved $600 bucks

I was tired after my ride today. As I took the battery off the frame, it fell on my big toe. This is the same toe I had wacked a couple days ago, and was already red and sore. It hurt. On the other...
10-28-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,629
Posted By Chuckles1

Another good year...

Just taking a minute to appreciate cycling, as another season comes to a close. Still hoping to get in another ride or two on the gravel bike (about 700 miles so far this year), but below 50 degrees...
10-23-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By scottfsmith

I also don't think much about miles, more about...

I also don't think much about miles, more about hours at a strong effort. I need something like 100ft vertical gain per mile to feel like I am getting a good workout. I don't have time for too many...
10-23-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,294
Posted By PeteHski

People talk about miles, but it's really hours...

People talk about miles, but it's really hours that count. Riding 100 miles a week on flat land is not remotely the same as 100 miles in the mountains.
I ride between 5-15 hours per week depending...
10-22-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26,399
Views: 2,850,322
Posted By Chickenwings

Yeah Thanks ORF. I was talking to a friend about...

Yeah Thanks ORF. I was talking to a friend about this earlier and I've come to the conclusion that I just need to make this a more regular routine...I am fighting this 'payment plan' of not going...
10-19-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 29,095
Posted By Chickenwings

I'm the opposite. The older I get the more I get...

I'm the opposite. The older I get the more I get entrenched in the 70's and 80's. They were the best of times...they were the worst of times..... Lol
10-19-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By jwalther

You can't compare average speed without taking...

You can't compare average speed without taking elevation (and wind if you're talking about a single ride) into account.
10-18-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,605
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Posted By Miami Biker

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all...

Greetings. Haven't posted in a while however all good. jppe doing 3 100 milers in a row is unfathomable!!!! Doing 50 takes stuff out.

Update: Our group of COVID road bike warriors have...
10-18-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,053
Posted By Numerozero

Grin Technologies makes the Satiator, generally...

Grin Technologies makes the Satiator, generally regarded as the best ebike battery charger in the world. It is programmable for charging up to whatever percentage you like. Their info sheet shows how...
10-17-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By wolfchild

Speed is not a measure of fitness, don't stress...

Speed is not a measure of fitness, don't stress yourself about speed numbers.
10-17-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,659
Posted By davester

Seldom over 15 mph. I think most answers to this...

Seldom over 15 mph. I think most answers to this question are going to be fairly pointless since average speed depends almost entirely on the amount of, and steepness of, climbing and the total ride...
10-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,670
Posted By Chuck M

I try to stop every 15 to 20 miles depending on a...

I try to stop every 15 to 20 miles depending on a few things. If it is particularly hot and humid I will try to be smarter than tougher. If there is something particularly interesting I will stop and...
10-11-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,545
Posted By wolfchild

California has such nice weather that bikes...

California has such nice weather that bikes ridden over there don't need any maintenance ..Go ride in the Northeast or Canada during winter and I guarantee you that pretty looking bike is going to...
10-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,113
Posted By base2

Multi Use Path Mostly it's a place for...

Multi Use Path

Mostly it's a place for walkers with dogs on 10 foot leashes & joggers to run up the middle of & turn around to be hit face on when you try to pass them on the left as you are...
10-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A lot of front shifting challenges are due to the...

A lot of front shifting challenges are due to the rider's lack of best technique. The chain and der want as minimal pedal pressure as possible during the shift attempt. So shifting the front when on...
10-07-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like a relatively simple cable tension...

It sounds like a relatively simple cable tension and perhaps limit screw adjustment. I can't believe the bike shop couldn't make it work properly unless the bike is so inexpensive it can't be made...
10-06-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,976
Posted By M Rose

Iím a dog owner of three semi-aggressive dogs. ...

Iím a dog owner of three semi-aggressive dogs. In the mountains where it will be just me and my dogs, they are allowed off the leash. If they are to be where other people and dogs will be, they stay...
10-06-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By atwl77

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex...

I think more specifically, eyes towards the apex as you're coming up to the turn, then as you approach the apex, eyes towards the exit? This allows you to look ahead and be better prepared to handle...
10-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,136
Posted By Phil_gretz

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the...

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the professionals do.

Are you riding for fitness? Then apply your work where and when it counts for you. Power applied in climbs will have more benefit...
10-01-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,071
Posted By jfouellette

140 pounds lost! That's like cycling alone rather...

140 pounds lost! That's like cycling alone rather than with another person on your bike with you. Congratulations
10-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,518
Posted By ThermionicScott

People seem to have forgotten how many problems...

People seem to have forgotten how many problems this solves. :D
10-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,518
Posted By fooferdoggie

I commute and I live in Portland I would loose...

I commute and I live in Portland I would loose months of riding. wife and i have ridden 40 miles on our tandem in the rain.
09-28-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By rydabent

Bike mileage

I got my first recumbent a RANS Tailwind in 2005, retired in 2008 at 70. According to my records I have now ridden the distance around the world at the equator on my bents, both the bike and the...
09-20-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,763
Posted By Alzerbster

I have as much if not more in accessories than I...

I have as much if not more in accessories than I do my bike, and my bike was $800.
Bike carrier for the car, bike rack, bag to put on the rack to carry tools, tube, tube repair kit, and extra...
09-20-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,763
Posted By mrMike88

Reliability is key for me as well. I have an old...

Reliability is key for me as well. I have an old road bike (12-speed) that I bought years ago for $70. I have my LBS tune it up once a year (they always catch something extra) and it's been a rock.
09-19-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By fishboat

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession

Perhaps dumb polls are worse obsession
09-18-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,907
Posted By KPREN

I was 61 years old, in good health and riding a...

I was 61 years old, in good health and riding a Specialized S Works Stumpjumper 27.5. A delightful 22 lb full suspension bike. A dream bike to ride off road.
My wife has a genetic condition and...
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