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06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,474
Posted By billridesbikes

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime...

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime in the first place. Streets are for people, and people can figure out when to cross a street, instead we criminalized walking. Jaywalking laws where...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By billridesbikes

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,024
Posted By billridesbikes

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map...

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map your route, and print the maps and cue sheets?
06-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,531
Posted By billridesbikes

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’… ‘There...

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’…

‘There it is, the Pinarello Dogma F8 we’ve been looking for. The owner is in the coffee shop berating the barista for not having fair-trade almond milk so...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By billridesbikes

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay...

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay with neural implant wired directly to your pleasure center’ so you get a direct dopamine hit when you buy something to make the switch from paper money
06-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,791
Posted By billridesbikes

Srsly? This is bike skill issue, or lack of skill...

Srsly? This is bike skill issue, or lack of skill in this case, because even a super twitchy criterium bike can be ridden at a walking pace without tipping over or wobbling around.
And if you're on...
06-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,067
Posted By billridesbikes

”Your privacy is very important to us.” ...

”Your privacy is very important to us.”

Right up there with “I’ll respect you in the morning.”
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By billridesbikes

Shimano SH-SD501, they run about $100. Won’t get...

Shimano SH-SD501, they run about $100. Won’t get more ventilation than this!
05-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,325
Posted By billridesbikes

Most likely you do not have the conditioning to...

Most likely you do not have the conditioning to attempt the intensity and volume you're currently attempting and your muscles are overworked and fatigued. Backupoff the current routine and do an easy...
05-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,451
Posted By billridesbikes

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road. ...

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road.

The sad fact is that the painted bike lane probably contributed here because it gives drivers the impression they don’t have to share the traffic...
04-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,335
Posted By billridesbikes

How much we talking? Build a velodrome.

How much we talking?

Build a velodrome.
04-26-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,408
Posted By billridesbikes

I believe that ‘Effective Cycling’ would dictate...

I believe that ‘Effective Cycling’ would dictate that you should have been maybe further left in that lane signalling your intention to turn left while allowing any other traffic to proceed to your...
04-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By billridesbikes

With the shorter profile you don’t have to worry...

With the shorter profile you don’t have to worry about the stem length of the tubes you have on hand. A deeper rim will make a heavier wheel, a consideration if you do a lot of climbing but will...
04-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,634
Posted By billridesbikes

It is pup season, so there are some reports where...

It is pup season, so there are some reports where I live of probably mama coyote being a bit more aggressive especially if people are running or walking with dogs on BLM trails.
Never had a problem...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,128
Posted By billridesbikes

No, just get a regular commuting bike with...

No, just get a regular commuting bike with lights, fenders, and a rain cape. Cars don't give a crap what you're cycling, a velomobile is giving them more to run into.

Edit: Also has 4 wheels. This...
04-21-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By billridesbikes

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up...

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up the 'C' in Continental with valve stem aren't you, you monster?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,358
Posted By billridesbikes

Packing and shipping my bike to the hotel is my...

Packing and shipping my bike to the hotel is my preference if I’m doing an event. Packing my Bike Friday for casual riding is my other go to since it packs into a suitcase, costs nothing to fly with,...
04-11-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By billridesbikes

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’...

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’ frames could be built into a fine gravel bikes. Either would be a more relaxed geometry than the Ritchey.

Cantis are going extinct, I think even an old...
04-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
Posted By billridesbikes

Doesn't the Trek Domane AL 5 have an endurance...

Doesn't the Trek Domane AL 5 have an endurance geometry and can take a max of 35c tires (no fenders)? Seems that's more than good enough for any short dirt or gravel sections.
I don't think you need...
04-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you should go for the road bike with drop...

I think you should go for the road bike with drop bars. Don't be scared of the drops, because they'll give you more positions and are actually more comfortable on long rides.

The drops give you a...
04-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,378
Posted By billridesbikes

German soldiers sure thought so. "Eerst...

German soldiers sure thought so.

"Eerst mijn fiets terug"
04-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,191
Posted By billridesbikes

Unless you’re at the LBS.

Unless you’re at the LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,240
Posted By billridesbikes

Many many people will be upset about this but: ...

Many many people will be upset about this but:

N+1

You don't need another bike. You might want one, but really don't need another one.
04-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By billridesbikes

Almost all hotels and restaurants will run both...

Almost all hotels and restaurants will run both cards for you for however much you want on each card. It’s never been a problem for me.
04-02-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By billridesbikes

For a basic homework shop to build up a frame and...

For a basic homework shop to build up a frame and keep it going:

Allen keys 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm are most often used.
A track pump
chain cleaner and rags
cleaning brushes
pliers - flat...
03-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By billridesbikes

Standard procedure for software. Each bug fix...

Standard procedure for software. Each bug fix creates a minimum of two new bugs.
03-14-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,527
Posted By billridesbikes

Practice Practice Practice. Find an empty parking...

Practice Practice Practice. Find an empty parking lot and mark off your corners with chalk or those little orange sports cones.

Corning is all about leaning your bike and body toward the center of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,682
Posted By billridesbikes

Exactly! My Berthoud handlebar bag only cost...

Exactly! My Berthoud handlebar bag only cost me.... oh... never mind
03-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,658
Posted By billridesbikes

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org...

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org (http://Bikemaps.org)
which is a crowdsourced tool for bicycle safely.
What would fit blacknbluebikes idea is a web site where you submit a gxp...
03-02-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,658
Posted By billridesbikes

Do you have any actual experience riding a bike...

Do you have any actual experience riding a bike on the road in significant traffic for any length of time?

Have you read John Foresters's 'Effective Cycling' or Robert Hurst's 'the art of Cycling'...
02-23-21, 12:40 PM
02-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,337
Posted By billridesbikes

Report it in https://bikemaps.org/

Report it in
https://bikemaps.org/
02-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,228
Posted By billridesbikes

In the early days of the Web when EBay was just...

In the early days of the Web when EBay was just getting started you would bid on an item and then contact the seller and promise to mail them a check and they would promise to mail you the item,...
02-16-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,889
Posted By billridesbikes

You could put a solar panel on top your house to...

You could put a solar panel on top your house to charge your e-bike, because your uncle will give you a 22% tax credit for that this year for up to $2200 as well as some states also have a tax...
Forum: Southwest
02-13-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By billridesbikes

I would risk some snow in Colorado to have better...

I would risk some snow in Colorado to have better weather in the desert. July and August are the hottest months, although you could start at 3am and ride until about 10am each day and that might be...
02-10-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,889
Posted By billridesbikes

I don't think it's any more ridiculous than a...

I don't think it's any more ridiculous than a $7500 tax credit for a Porsche Taycan 4S.

I think it would be better if it was targeted specifically to e-Cargo bikes rather than pure recreational...
02-06-21, 01:57 PM
01-21-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,537
Posted By billridesbikes

For me this blog is all over the place. Does the...

For me this blog is all over the place. Does the author not know that lentils are legumes? Why list lentils and then legumes? Also not sure that I would list Tofu as a fat, although I guess there is...
01-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,920
Posted By billridesbikes

In cycling’s early days good looking young women...

In cycling’s early days good looking young women would come out from their towns and villages to hold your bike or hand a tired racer a good bottle of wine to keep him going. Side stands were simply...
01-20-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,537
Posted By billridesbikes

I usually subtract the first hour and last hour...

I usually subtract the first hour and last hour and then figure on about 45-60g of carbs per hour thereafter. So anything under 2 hours I only carry water even for intense max effort rides, and then...
01-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By billridesbikes

For all things bearings, these guys: VXB...

For all things bearings, these guys:
VXB (http://Www.vxb.com)

EDIT> Fixed URL
01-15-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,724
Posted By billridesbikes

I sometimes wonder if my avatar knows I'm riding...

I sometimes wonder if my avatar knows I'm riding no handed eating a banana while descending at 70km/h in the rain.
01-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,341
Posted By billridesbikes

But that's exactly what this device tries to...

But that's exactly what this device tries to provide, the resistance feedback for a 'dumb' spin bike as provided by Zwift. Or am I missing something?
Given all the guys riding with only a...
01-03-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,573
Posted By billridesbikes

If you find you're >5.5 start contacting the...

If you find you're >5.5 start contacting the World Tour teams.

The plot below has the 50 percentile at somewhere between 3.6-3.7 (if I'm reading the chart correctly) and the same for men and...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By billridesbikes

How is that road going to feel in the dark after...

How is that road going to feel in the dark after a long work day with your bike loaded with crap or in the rain? Do a dry run or two to see how you feel. I had a hilly commute, some paved and some...
12-31-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,430
Posted By billridesbikes

Strava KOMs

Strava KOMs
12-28-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,247
Posted By billridesbikes

You need a little doohickey that converts ANT+...

You need a little doohickey that converts ANT+ signals to BLE signals like this one: https://npe-inc.com/cableinfo/
12-27-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,168
Posted By billridesbikes

Zwift for any cycling. Totally inverted here in...

Zwift for any cycling. Totally inverted here in the winter with high particulate count and the roads coated with sand and sticky slippery magnesium chloride. Otherwise, it’s time for back country...
12-27-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,931
Posted By billridesbikes

First, I’m a big tech geek, probably a bigger...

First, I’m a big tech geek, probably a bigger geek than most folks on bike forums.

But I think bicycle technology probably peaked 5-10 years ago, especially for road bikes. And now there is just...
12-25-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,664
Posted By billridesbikes

Ridiculous! Watch carefully next time you’re in a...

Ridiculous! Watch carefully next time you’re in a group coming to a stop. People who unclip on the drive side lean their bike to the right side or lean it against their right leg. If you’re right...
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