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09-17-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

This is murder. Call it a 1st degree,...

This is murder.

Call it a 1st degree, premeditated MURDER.

Both of the car drivers should be tried Murder1 and spend the rest of their pitiful lives under the prison
Forum: Commuting
09-07-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By JoeyBike

I rode SPD for many years. Then I worked for...

I rode SPD for many years. Then I worked for several bike shops and wanted to be educated on everything, so i tried everything. The exact problem i had with Eggbeaters was clipping in. My cleats...
08-24-23, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 635
Posted By mpetry912

I saw that article and made the following...

I saw that article and made the following comment"

it's the cycling industrial complex gearing up to sell us the Next Thing You Gotta Have.
Bikes can't get any lighter, they can't cram in any...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By Steely Dan

I'm back, baby!

After a very stupid 3 year hiatus of being trapped in WFH hell (I HATED WFH, it nearly cost me my sanity), I finally got back on the saddle this morning and rode my bike to my 100% in-office job...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,485
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1706: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1706:

Last night we went out to eat. I ordered the Panang Curry Chicken. It was very, very delicious. Somehow I showed restraint and only ate half of my...
07-31-23, 07:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,823
Posted By CAT7RDR

Just started early morning bike rides to beat the...

Just started early morning bike rides to beat the heat in SoCal.
More coyotes than anything else and zero e-bikes.
I can see where this opens up an entire new genre of cycling: e-bike free cycling.
07-23-23, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,420
Posted By bargo68

I started using this bike lane on May 2, 2020 to...

I started using this bike lane on May 2, 2020 to commute from my home in Fairfax to my place of work in downtown Berkeley. Early days saw me going four days a week (8x) and more recently down to two...
07-21-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By Kabuki12

Yep , I had an episode that scared me last year...

Yep , I had an episode that scared me last year during one of my rides . I have ridden in all sorts of weather , hot and cold , but never had heat related exhaustion . I left my house early as the...
07-20-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,275
Posted By DiabloScott

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

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Not surprising I guess - your body's ability to cool itself...
07-11-23, 06:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,658
Posted By Classtime

When I run with my runner wife, she slows down...

When I run with my runner wife, she slows down for me and we run together. I don’t ride a scooter to keep up.

https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
Forum: Commuting
07-08-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 391
Posted By BobbyG

Rainy Friday Ride Home...

This being an unusually rainy spring/summer in Colorado Springs I've been riding my fendered bikes and carrying my raingear (rain cape, plastic kitchen bag for the backpack and plastic sandwich bag...
07-03-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,466
Posted By skidder

Since its both tubes in the same approximate area...

Since its both tubes in the same approximate area I'd say you pinched them with your tire levers. When I've had tires blow out the opening is far larger than 1/2", and it was because I used a faulty...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-23, 08:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,478
Posted By CliffordK

I'm a bit old school. However, I still l like my...

I'm a bit old school. However, I still l like my 700c x 25mm Continental Gator Hardshell tires. Pretty good wear out of them. Generally good flat protection.
06-26-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,264
Posted By wolfchild

Yeas I do, not just rain but also snow and ice....

Yeas I do, not just rain but also snow and ice. That's why all my bikes have full fenders. I consider full fenders to be the most important accessory on the bike.
06-23-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,140
Posted By indyfabz

My rim brake cables never boil. Just sayin'. :D

My rim brake cables never boil. Just sayin'. :D
06-16-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,590
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Now that I've retired from racing, I have no...

Now that I've retired from racing, I have no reason to ride in a group for training. Occasionally, I'll go on a short ride with my neighbor, mostly to socialize, but basically I just ride alone. I...
06-16-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,590
Posted By ofajen

I donít normally ride early but I mostly ride...

I donít normally ride early but I mostly ride alone. Pretty much all the factors land in favor:
1) convenience to ride out the garage exactly when Iím ready,
2) ride where I want with my pace and...
06-05-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,096
Posted By Camilo

Tyler Hamilton's book is a good read and sheds...

Tyler Hamilton's book is a good read and sheds some light on this as do others. I agree with Paul Barnard as far as the doping goes. Lance was certainly the strongest among the dopers, and I think it...
06-05-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 5,096
Posted By Koyote

I did not listen to the podcast episode. I...

I did not listen to the podcast episode.

I donít care what Lance has to say about anything.

By the way, I do read pretty good. Better than you can write, apparently.

You donít get to dictate...
06-04-23, 08:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,154
Posted By Chuck M

A little dumpster vodka would have made it all...

A little dumpster vodka would have made it all better.
04-28-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,435
Posted By urbanknight

At least an F bomb never crippled or killed...

At least an F bomb never crippled or killed anyone.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-23, 03:19 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,485
Posted By Welshboy

An odd week that started with a complete soaking...

An odd week that started with a complete soaking on the way in on Monday, followed by a nice road bike commute on the Tuesday (still a bit cool in the UK though). On Wednesday, I had one final...
04-11-23, 09:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By cthenn

I hate the way these stories are written. ...

I hate the way these stories are written. Literally says "was killed after his bicycle collided with a car". You mean, after he was run over from behind? If both were going the same direction, the...
04-09-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 737
Posted By Trakhak

Being willing to ride in 35 degrees F a month ago...

Being willing to ride in 35 degrees F a month ago and now deciding that, since we've had a few days with the temps in the 60s and 70s, 48 degrees and windy is too unpleasant, so I do an indoor ride.
Forum: Commuting
03-28-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 920
Posted By Korina

Best to find a different route; otherwise, walk...

Best to find a different route; otherwise, walk the bike and speak calmly to them well before you actually reach them; never surprise anything bigger than you or that has teeth and/or claws. How they...
03-27-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 14,304
Posted By genejockey

Yesterday was gorgeous. A bit of...

Yesterday was gorgeous. A bit of "omnidirectional headwind", and enough puddles and streams across the road that my bike got a little dirty, but still WAY better than riding inside!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,485
Posted By Darth Lefty

Two laps this week. I think it was two. It wasn't...

Two laps this week. I think it was two. It wasn't the most important thing about the week. I'll book two
03-26-23, 02:53 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,682
Posted By wolfchild

Going proprietary, reducing compatibility and...

Going proprietary, reducing compatibility and interchangeability is the only way for bike industry to remain profitable and survive. Not all innovation is about making it better for the consumer, a...
03-17-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By retswerb

The vehicle one purchases and operates is a...

The vehicle one purchases and operates is a choice. I'll blame the driver both for being distracted and for choosing to operate a vehicle that obstructs visibility and gives a low chance of survival...
03-15-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By Daniel4

Has it been a long, cold, lonely winter? Did it...

Has it been a long, cold, lonely winter? Did it feel like years since it's been clear?
03-07-23, 05:24 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,158
Posted By Eric F

In a recent experience, doing both didn't prevent...

In a recent experience, doing both didn't prevent a guy with headphones and staring at his phone from stepping right in front of me. If it wasn't for the superior stopping power of my hydraulic disc...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,633
Views: 318,129
Posted By pdlamb

Found a nice needle nose pliers last week, even...

Found a nice needle nose pliers last week, even if I had to give up some speed at the beginning of a hill to turn around and pick it up.

Needed that to fit a wire around a terminal of my new...
02-06-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,342
Posted By canalligators

This dad is lucky, very lucky. Not only is one...

This dad is lucky, very lucky. Not only is one of his kids a physical therapist, but both of them are cyclists with lots of shop experience! Christmas trees have been known to sprout accessories,...
01-30-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By livedarklions

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear...

I think the problem with dogs is it's not clear at all right up to the point of no return which unexpected I should expect. You have almost no time to consider your options, and they are usually...
01-28-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By Random11

I rode somewhere on my bike!

This may not seem too remarkable, but I've been riding a bit more than five years, and every ride before today has ended at the same place it started. I'm riding for exercise, and never have used the...
01-20-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,151
Posted By Classtime

I'm only 64 and only survived 3 open heart...

I'm only 64 and only survived 3 open heart surgeries and the last one gave me an artificial valve but I plan on one day maybe needing a granny gear to climb any paved road. The future will tell. I...
01-13-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By big john

It's your birthday ride, you get to make the...

It's your birthday ride, you get to make the rules. If you want to celebrate being healthy enough to ride your age in miles you can do it whenever you want.
Congrats on the new gig. Congrats on...
01-13-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By BobbyG

Short But Meaningful Birthday Ride...

In my 50s I had rode my age in miles within a week or two of my birthday. January weather can be tricky in Colorado. I did 57 miles in 2019...my personal record for length. I was an 18-mile a day...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,485
Posted By pdlamb

I'd suggest asking the maintenance people rather...

I'd suggest asking the maintenance people rather than "the school." There's probably a closet or some extra space next to an HVAC air handler they'll know about.
01-09-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,740
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Views: 621,819
Posted By Joe F

Turned 65 in August. Still tearing it up pretty...

Turned 65 in August. Still tearing it up pretty good out on the trails. My wife thinks I'm going to die out there eventually. I'm good with that. Hoping it's another 20+ years out though! ...
01-02-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 14,304
Posted By DiabloScott

I drilled weep holes in all my wheelie bins for...

I drilled weep holes in all my wheelie bins for exactly this reason.
11-11-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,951
Posted By RCMoeur

In the current 4th edition of the AASHTO Guide...

In the current 4th edition of the AASHTO Guide for Bicycle Facilities, there are two pages of guidance on the use of bollards. I can't post all of it due to copyright restrictions, but this is the...
10-12-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By Roughstuff

What about the tsunami? Balloon tires?

What about the tsunami? Balloon tires?
10-09-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,888
Posted By Koyote

You came on a cycling forum to bash a cyclist. ...

You came on a cycling forum to bash a cyclist.

This should be fun.
10-02-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,141
Posted By jethin

The streets are a war zone right now. There is...

The streets are a war zone right now. There is waaay more aggressive driving in the large Eastern US city where I live, and little enforcement of road laws. People know itís a free-for-all and get...
10-02-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,141
Posted By wrk101

To the first half, I don't see a change. Car...

To the first half, I don't see a change. Car drivers have been rude, running red lights, ignoring cross walks and bike lanes for decades. No change there. Its just as bad as it has ever been.

On...
10-02-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,141
Posted By BFisher

That's what they always have been. They are...

That's what they always have been. They are mopeds. Different fuel source - same exact thing.
10-02-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,141
Posted By Bad Lag

Traffic IS TERRIBLE!

I've been riding a lot recently and I have come away with the distinct impression things have changed.

Automobile drivers are noticeably less respectful of the vehicle code, "the rules of the...
09-28-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 5,177
Posted By rsbob

I never lock my bike, never. I take it with me...

I never lock my bike, never. I take it with me into the bank, the optometrist, the dentist, the convenience store BUT I always ask first if it is permissible. If a store owner says NO, I thank them...
09-27-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By Moe Zhoost

From the article: "My daughter is 12 and rides...

From the article: "My daughter is 12 and rides our e-bike while we ride acoustic bikes"

What in the heck is an acoustic bike? Do we need another Forum category?

Well, I Googled it and...
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