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08-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 226
Posted By Reflector Guy

Exactly! I got a bell at Dick's Sporting Goods,...

Exactly! I got a bell at Dick's Sporting Goods, and it's loud. Louder than the boutique $50 bells. And it cost only six dollars.
08-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 We need to see the whole braking unit thing,...

+2
We need to see the whole braking unit thing, to know if the full hexagonal torque-applying attachment set will be able to fix it, or not.
08-10-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,542
Posted By Reflector Guy

I live in a flat part of a very flat state. ...

I live in a flat part of a very flat state. Hills are few. Occasional overpasses are probably the steepest things I encounter.

I used to live in Peoria IL and most bike rides meant going up or...
08-08-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,456
Posted By Reflector Guy

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are...

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are still going to have to swerve half way out if the lane also. That hasn't changed just because you're now riding against traffic, except now it'll be much...
08-02-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,418
Posted By Reflector Guy

You beat me to it. While you were typing, I was...

You beat me to it. While you were typing, I was looking on the Google for the right picture.

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1120/n9tPuO.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,519
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKrpl-KBTzQ
07-28-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 You could probably carry the reflectors in a...

+2
You could probably carry the reflectors in a saddle bag and install them only when it gets dark.
07-28-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 788
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, it says "when purchased new and/or ridden...

Well, it says "when purchased new and/or ridden at night".... So I think the correct interpretation is that all new bikes must be equipped with reflectors. And also any other older bike if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,851
Posted By Reflector Guy

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance...

If I averaged 23-24 MPH for any kind of distance I'd probably average 12-13 on the way back, because it almost certainly would be uphill and into the wind.
07-25-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,781
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here. I've been "profiled" a couple times,...

Same here. I've been "profiled" a couple times, and it wasn't pleasant. One time it was particularly terrifying. I'm now the total opposite of Larry.... I don't look at them and prefer they don't...
07-20-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 633
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thought it was always cold and foggy in San...

I thought it was always cold and foggy in San Francisco? Or maybe that's just the other ten months of the year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,400
Posted By Reflector Guy

There's a certain no-shirt-wearing,...

There's a certain no-shirt-wearing, hybrid-riding, no-rear-brake forum member who really needs to be all over this thread. It's calling his name!
07-19-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,309
Posted By Reflector Guy

Consider the source. He probably would have told...

Consider the source. He probably would have told you it was made from pure tungsten or molybdenum or carved from mammoth tusks if he thought it might earn him a sale.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,873
Posted By Reflector Guy

I would think that should be sufficient. I mean,...

I would think that should be sufficient. I mean, how much of a hurry does he really need to stop in? Most dumpsters are large enough that they are visible a long way off so he should be able to...
07-14-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,371
Posted By Reflector Guy

Those abandoned bikes you sometimes see by...

Those abandoned bikes you sometimes see by dumpsters aren't really abandoned. The rider probably just stumbled away after loading up on vodka.
07-14-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hmmm, there must be some flex in the forks that...

Hmmm, there must be some flex in the forks that makes the difference.
07-14-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm curious why. Does the wheel go farther into...

I'm curious why. Does the wheel go farther into the dropouts when the bike is upside-down vs. when it's in a stand?
07-14-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By Reflector Guy

A new bike will probably be lighter and have...

A new bike will probably be lighter and have modern amenities like a threadless stem, indexed shifting, disk brakes, etc. Does the old bike even have water bottle mounts? My old bikes never did.......
07-13-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,390
Posted By Reflector Guy

I think he just doesn't like popcorn.

I think he just doesn't like popcorn.
07-13-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,111
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's a lot like the drummer in Spinal Tap who...

That's a lot like the drummer in Spinal Tap who died after choking on vomit. It wasn't even his own vomit!
07-12-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,111
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I see what you did there!

LOL I see what you did there!
07-12-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,111
Posted By Reflector Guy

Fortunately, the solution to those oily, greasy...

Fortunately, the solution to those oily, greasy stains is as close as the nearest dumpster. Vodka cleans them right up!
07-12-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do you recommend he lease a bike for all this...

Do you recommend he lease a bike for all this experimentation, or will any old bike be OK? Because, you know, a lot of the recent "innovation" is a bad bargain for those not pushing a competitive...
07-12-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 921
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe he grew up in a family like mine? As kids,...

Maybe he grew up in a family like mine? As kids, we had a bunch of old bikes and none of them had bottle cages. I always wanted to add one but my mom's rule was I shouldn't be riding so far away...
07-11-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,862
Posted By Reflector Guy

There is no one right answer. Just keep shifting...

There is no one right answer. Just keep shifting until you find the one that is comfortable!
07-11-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,382
Posted By Reflector Guy

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/comical-ali-baghdad...

https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/comical-ali-baghdad-bob

"Pay no attention to Big Gravel and it's far-reaching and all-consuming implications!"
07-11-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 732
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 Dawn and dusk are heavy bug times. ...

+2

Dawn and dusk are heavy bug times. Riding at high noon probably cuts out most of the bugs.
07-08-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,864
Posted By Reflector Guy

And sometimes you're just about out of steam, at...

And sometimes you're just about out of steam, at the end of a very long ride, trying to make it that last mile to make it home.... That's when it seems everyone comes out of the woodwork to pass...
07-08-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,864
Posted By Reflector Guy

Unless you're Larry. He'll be racing you whether...

Unless you're Larry. He'll be racing you whether you know it or not.
07-07-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

We shall all breathe a little easier knowing...

We shall all breathe a little easier knowing you're on the case.
07-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

I tried that line of reasoning the last time I...

I tried that line of reasoning the last time I got a speeding ticket. It only made matters worse. Much worse.
07-07-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

The solution is to never look back. That other...

The solution is to never look back. That other guy might still be back there! :giver:
07-07-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

The guy who thinks it's a "race" will feel pretty...

The guy who thinks it's a "race" will feel pretty stupid when he looks back and sees the guy he thought he "dropped" has turned a corner and disappeared, totally unaware there was a race going on.
07-07-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder if there is an E-bike version of Big...

I wonder if there is an E-bike version of Big Gravel? I just can't come up with a catchy name for it.... "Big E-bike" sounds too forced.
07-07-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 4,981
Posted By Reflector Guy

My favorite part is how he thinks every random...

My favorite part is how he thinks every random person going the same direction he is, is someone to "race".
07-07-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 2,906
Posted By Reflector Guy

This, exactly. I'd feel all kinds of wrong...

This, exactly. I'd feel all kinds of wrong writing those checks for the December-through-March months. I'd rather bite the bullet and buy the bike outright.
07-06-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By Reflector Guy

Been out that way by car a couple times. Pretty...

Been out that way by car a couple times. Pretty area! I've long been curious about the bike trails but the aforementioned long grades worry me. I am more used to flat Illinois rides.
07-06-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Reflector Guy

We need to stop pretending Larry and the OP are...

We need to stop pretending Larry and the OP are two different people.
07-06-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, you're wrong there. It's got...

Well, you're wrong there.



It's got "dumpster" right in the thread title! How can it not be at least somewhat dumpster-specific?
07-06-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Reflector Guy

My "Magic 8 Ball" says Most Likely!

My "Magic 8 Ball" says Most Likely!
07-05-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Reflector Guy

And now we know why Larry rides shirtless! It...

And now we know why Larry rides shirtless! It all makes sense now.
07-05-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 2,830
Posted By Reflector Guy

Don't you find, though, that dumpsters really...

Don't you find, though, that dumpsters really kind of tend to stink? Like that guy at the Chez Paul said in "The Blues Brothers" - They smell bad. Specifically, they small like garbage. Maybe I'm...
07-05-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,119
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I am picturing George Jones, steadfastly...

LOL I am picturing George Jones, steadfastly piloting his riding mower towards the liquor store....
06-30-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,243
Posted By Reflector Guy

Celeste green.

Celeste green.
06-29-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Reflector Guy

Because threads like this are why Al Gore...

Because threads like this are why Al Gore invented the internet.
06-29-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,820
Posted By Reflector Guy

Using a bike for transportation..... Isn't that...

Using a bike for transportation..... Isn't that what cyclists do?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,354
Posted By Reflector Guy

Halibut for Humanity, that's on his menu.

Halibut for Humanity, that's on his menu.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,354
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was going to search for a picture of Flounder...

I was going to search for a picture of Flounder myself but you beat me to it. So I will celebrate by throwing all my empty beer cans at the screen.
06-22-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds like an excuse Albert Belle might have...

Sounds like an excuse Albert Belle might have used to justify chasing kids in his Mercedes.
06-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,388
Posted By Reflector Guy

I drag along some deadwood at work, if that...

I drag along some deadwood at work, if that counts.
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