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Forum: Commuting
09-24-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,607
Posted By PaulH

The thing is, a bike need not be an exercise...

The thing is, a bike need not be an exercise machine, although that is the message that our culture provides, A bike can also be a labor saving device. We can use a bike to arrive at our destination...
09-22-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,084
Posted By retswerb

Reported as a racist dog whistle. There's no...

Reported as a racist dog whistle.

There's no reason we should even be publicizing their pictures - it only leads to nonsense like this. Here's the only face we should be remembering here:...
09-22-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By retswerb

99 Percent Invisible is great. I missed this...

99 Percent Invisible is great. I missed this episode, thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,607
Posted By Korina

Try rolling up the drive side pants leg; it's a...

Try rolling up the drive side pants leg; it's a time-honored tradition.
04-05-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Korina

'The more outraged we are at others, the more...

'The more outraged we are at others, the more righteous we feel; the more righteous we feel, the more we feel duty-bound to be outraged at others. One can really rev out on that vicious cycle. It's...
04-02-23, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,288
Posted By Paul Barnard

I am entitled to use the road. At the same time...

I am entitled to use the road. At the same time I believe I have a duty to be cooperative.

‘Where a cyclist is encountered within a context that causes a driver to slow down or deviate,...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By alcjphil

When I was commuting, my route was 25-30 km...

When I was commuting, my route was 25-30 km depending on the exact route that I took. I did this 5 days a week for over 20 years except during our snowy winters in Montreal. I would also do a couple...
Forum: Introductions
02-08-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By bulldoze

Thanks. Used to be 5 mile but now they are to the...

Thanks. Used to be 5 mile but now they are to the railway station twice a week which is only 2 mile - not a lot I know.

Gym 3 mile away as well so my distance rides are fitness ones 15-20 miles
02-07-23, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,754
Posted By Eric F

Longer tubes mean not as stiff (theoretically). ...

Longer tubes mean not as stiff (theoretically). My choice between too small or too large would based on the racer-boy mentality where you pick the smaller option because it's lighter, stiffer, and...
02-04-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By Daniel4

inexperienced drivers= lousy driving schools

inexperienced drivers= lousy driving schools
Forum: Commuting
02-02-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By pdlamb

I'm thinking about re-starting my 10-12 mile...

I'm thinking about re-starting my 10-12 mile (each way) commute. It has worked well as training in the past, so I'm looking forward to it. (Mostly.)

A few notes:

If you're riding every day,...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By Darth Lefty

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more...

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more of a workout than it is now at 7.4. Just not enough time to get much done
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By ThermionicScott

Eddy Merckx's advice was "ride lots." Riding to...

Eddy Merckx's advice was "ride lots." Riding to work helps accomplish that. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,988
Posted By caloso

I actually started bike commuting when I was...

I actually started bike commuting when I was training for a triathlon and had the realization that made more sense for me to have my bike with me than to take the bus home, then get changed and go...
02-01-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Bald Paul

Initial testing lab photo: ...

Initial testing lab photo:

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Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15,694
Views: 12,370,978
Posted By blurcovenky

Winter commuter.

My Bridgestone MB-5 is both my daily commuter to work and play. 'Coffee Outside' - Every Sunday morning in and around NE Mpls. Recovery Bike Shop organises it. An informal gathering of winter...
01-18-23, 05:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By gt3racerich

Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. ...

Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply. I appreciate the info.
Will order the park tool and some quick links.
01-15-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By lasauge

"Momento mori" sums up my thoughts on this topic...

"Momento mori" sums up my thoughts on this topic both because of the risks of crashing or getting hit while cycling, and also because riding a bike makes us aware of our bodies and how they change...
01-15-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By Daniel4

Try this old idea: If you don't have anything...

Try this old idea: If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all.

Yeah, I'm going to get criticized for promoting censorship instead of free speech.
01-15-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By Paul Barnard

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a...

Why? Most of us, to one degree or another are a product of and influenced by what surrounds us and what we are exposed to. We are exposed to a constant stream of negativity and divisiveness.
...
01-15-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have already selected my epitaph. ...

...I have already selected my epitaph.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x627/funny_headstones_fb_2_17be038aa711c2c678fe03e23380345b53c6c8f2.jpg
01-15-23, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By Sorcerer

Good morning everyone! Fell asleep last...

Good morning everyone!

Fell asleep last night trying to get through all of the well thought out replies.

Finished reading them all up to this point and I feel that few responses have actually...
01-15-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By BobbyG

Same here. I'm a (mostly) daily bike commuter,...

Same here. I'm a (mostly) daily bike commuter, and fortunate to have route options that are mostly paths and side streets.

I was just having a little fun with my post.

To be more pertinent,...
01-15-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By beng1

My confidence comes from knowing I am the most...

My confidence comes from knowing I am the most intelligent man who ever lived and do everything better than anyone else can with what I have to work with. Been riding on public highways and roads...
01-15-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By base2

"The only reason you fear is you haven't enough...

"The only reason you fear is you haven't enough love."----Some lyric from some random electronica/chill music.

It seems appropriate here.
Ask yourself: How many people are going to show up at...
01-14-23, 09:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just recently had my first ever collision with...

I just recently had my first ever collision with a car in 60+ years of bicycling. They didn't stop when they were turning left and I was going straight. Stoplight controlled intersection. My right...
01-14-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By rsbob

”I think it comes down to really being present,...

”I think it comes down to really being present, in the "here and now".
How about you ?

A major part of my ‘here and now’ is situational awareness. Am constantly monitoring my surroundings...
01-14-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By jon c.

It seems that way, but it may be simply that...

It seems that way, but it may be simply that we've developed technology that amplifies the hate. The basic level may be the same but it's a lot louder now,
01-14-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By greatscott

There are reason that I see going on in our...

There are reason that I see going on in our society. First off, (EDIT: blah blah blah blah blah) But just hate in general is increasing in giant leaps. People getting so mad they want to start a...
01-14-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By 79pmooney

holytrousers, the bike is a real part of my...

holytrousers, the bike is a real part of my spirituality. I've had my crashes, some very real and with long term consequences. No hit and run, yet. I've been doored and hit by someone running...
01-14-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By MoAlpha

Been hitandrunned too and what really shook me up...

Been hitandrunned too and what really shook me up was that one of my wealthy, educated, liberal, neighbors would leave me unconscious on the road and go about their business. I knew all about the...
01-14-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By stardognine

I've never had a "bad" hit from any kind of...

I've never had a "bad" hit from any kind of vehicle, knock on wood, but in about the last 3-4 years, I've had several close calls, with a few of those being hits from cars, which knocked me off my...
01-06-23, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By zandoval

More than just open source. We need a Linux based...

More than just open source. We need a Linux based bogger that will show them how we play!

I am a big fan of NON-PROPRIETARY software...
01-06-23, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,591
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Open source bike computer

https://github.com/hishizuka/pizero_bikecomputer
11-20-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By Oldairhead

There is more than enough hate to go around and...

There is more than enough hate to go around and no generation is innocent.

Cager, Bubba, Fred, etc. You all know you've used them too don't act too innocent!
Forum: Introductions
11-12-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,099
Posted By georges1

thanks for the explanation :thumb:

thanks for the explanation :thumb:
Forum: Introductions
11-10-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,099
Posted By Lombard

Got it, thanks!

Got it, thanks!
11-03-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,711
Posted By Iride01

Don't wear trousers while cycling. Wrap them...

Don't wear trousers while cycling.

Wrap them around your handlebars if you don't have a bag big enough for them.
10-23-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,297
Posted By baobao

Hate towards cyclists

Anyone see this story?
https://www.foxnews.com/us/tampa-man-showed-no-remorse-allegedly-killing-clearwater-bicyclist-tire-iron-police-say

I often get honked at if i am on road with 40mph speed...
10-21-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,124
Posted By Iride01

How often do you yourself hit 65 mph on a bike?

How often do you yourself hit 65 mph on a bike?
10-16-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,671
Posted By mschwett

i'm not sure i would do that, but what exactly is...

i'm not sure i would do that, but what exactly is the unusual risk? presumably he thinks he can stop from 50kph faster than a giant truck. presumably anyone in another vehicle is going to see him if...
10-10-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Rolla

The fork looks like it was installed backwards....

The fork looks like it was installed backwards. Turn it around so the dropouts are facing forward, then re-install the brake.
10-10-22, 08:28 AM
10-09-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,470
Posted By tomato coupe

We need to see your Strava files and tax returns...

We need to see your Strava files and tax returns for the past 3 years before we can determine if spending the extra money is worth it to you.
10-03-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,730
Posted By Iride01

My test for cuts is to look at them after they...

My test for cuts is to look at them after they are repaired and inflated to riding pressure. I won't use them if the cut area is pooched out like grandma's lips wanting a smooch from us when we...
10-01-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,227
Posted By rsbob

You are so lucky you weren’t taken down and...

You are so lucky you weren’t taken down and severely mauled by Scruffy. That monster looks vicious and obviously wanted to eliminate you from the gene pool.
10-01-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Bici Veloce

Have you tried flipping the mount upside down?...

Have you tried flipping the mount upside down? Not sure if that would set your computer too low?
...
10-01-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By Desert Ryder

Can you flip the mounting tab around. It looks...

Can you flip the mounting tab around. It looks like it will move the light forward....
09-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,761
Posted By sbuckaroo

Oh I wish I wish. A very tempting suggestion :)...

Oh I wish I wish. A very tempting suggestion :) but I am afraid I have champaign taste and a beer budget :cry:
09-28-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,278
Posted By raqball

What the what?

What the what?
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