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Posted By ThermionicScott

I don't do that, but I will be careful about...

I don't do that, but I will be careful about hotel breakfast eggs and bacon on the morning of. Experience (namely RAGBRAI) has taught me the value of keeping about a yard of neatly folded-up toilet...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,380
Posted By mihlbach

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front)...

I have been running a Schwalbe Aerothan (front) and a Pirelli Smarttube (rear) for about a year…about 5000 miles. They sure look fragile and I made sure my rim was good and clean when I installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,380
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah those reviews did put me off buying one last...

Yeah those reviews did put me off buying one last time I was about to pull the trigger. Even as a last resort emergency spare I want something pretty reliable otherwise it defeats the point. But I...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By detroitjim

Mi:TAP SEMCOG Interactive map

Ever wonder what has happen or is happening with those SE Michigan Transportation Alternatives Program grants you heard about.
I did..... This is what I found.

Very Nice!!!

...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-16-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,255
Posted By detroitjim

St Clair Michigan New bike trail segment 2022

Just about a mile of new bike trail will be added to the Bridge to Bay Trail

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/445x357/stc_bp_db5dac31f44c9b3e92b258b3ed1d1a3adecdab12.jpg

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01-13-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 11,354
Posted By GhostRider62

My tires were 20mm in 1995 on PBP, 25 mm in 2015,...

My tires were 20mm in 1995 on PBP, 25 mm in 2015, and 23/25mm in 2019.

Like you, I used 35 or 38 mm tires (Compass/Herse) if there is a good amount of gravel on a brevet or if the roads are...
Replies: 49
Views: 4,149
Posted By kingston

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed...

At the beginning of the 2020 season we surveyed our club members to see what they wanted to get out of the club without RUSA since they took the year off, and the findings were really interesting....
12-22-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,337
Posted By prj71

Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real...

Or you could get a fat bike and enjoy the real world instead of that fake one on the flat screen. You really missed nothing on TV the last 8 months or 8 years. It's all garbage...which is why I don't...
12-12-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,313,898
Posted By justcynn

Ready to ride. 1996 Trek Singletrack 930 ...

Ready to ride. 1996 Trek Singletrack 930

With 3x7 microshift levers, bars and new Cinelli bar tape. Total budget on this one came in at $245 which includes $80 worth of labor at the LBS not...
12-10-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,313,898
Posted By wrk101

I keep an eye out for the late 1980s Deore XT,...

I keep an eye out for the late 1980s Deore XT, DX, and LX product line. I find them on donor bikes or at co ops. Last upgraded my 1988 Cimarron with a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker donor bike. It was...
12-09-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,783
Posted By indyfabz

A case of decent beer. :popcorn

A case of decent beer.

:popcorn
12-05-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7,376
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Posted By Niall Dublin

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I posted my 83 Stumpjumper before, this is how it...
12-02-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,044
Posted By Daniel4

I hope this technology will stop drivers of...

I hope this technology will stop drivers of pickups from bullying other road users.
Replies: 100
Views: 7,584
Posted By atwl77

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original...

I completed a 300k over the weekend. The original route was supposed to feature a steep hill near the halfway mark but a recent landslide forced the organizers to change the route to a tamer,...
Replies: 100
Views: 7,584
Posted By downtube42

I rode my November 200k today - Perm 2521...

I rode my November 200k today - Perm 2521 Portland-Aumsville-Portland - solo as usual. It's become my go-to perm, replacing the ride up to Ripplebrook which is sadly still unavailable due to wildfire...
Replies: 100
Views: 7,584
Posted By joewein

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a...

I signed up for my first 2022 season ride about a week ago, it's a 300 km ride the weekend after next (since the season starts in November). Until October I hadn't done any regular brevets in 2021...
10-03-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By Tony Marley

I wish more cities would do likewise.

I wish more cities would do likewise.
09-21-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By Fade24

Sorry for the late reply. Yeah I have been...

Sorry for the late reply. Yeah I have been looking for rollers used on fb and Craigslist. Unfortunately haven’t found any under $100.
09-19-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,102
Posted By wolfchild

In my 15 years of cycling and riding many 100...

In my 15 years of cycling and riding many 100 mile centuries in very hot humid weather I've never carried electrolyte powders.. I prefer real food, I just stop and eat real food.
09-19-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,102
Posted By canklecat

Do not trust drivers. Ever. I read comments on...

Do not trust drivers. Ever.
I read comments on the police/emergency reports of collisions and wrecks in my area. It's a good reminder of how many psychopaths are behind the wheel who regard cyclists...
09-18-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,102
Posted By shelbyfv

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to...

If you are 50+ don't pass on an opportunity to pee.
09-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,770
Posted By Maelochs

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a...

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a Denali ........
08-26-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,252
Posted By Riveting

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking,...

But in fact you're making a pun, which is joking, so you're clearly not a serious rider.
08-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,706
Posted By Iride01

Ah... missed you by a day. We did pass one...

Ah... missed you by a day. We did pass one cyclist while driving from Idaho Springs to Echo Lake where we started. I was worried about my disc pads being worn, but checked them before leaving home...
08-17-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,754
Posted By Lazyass

I got a tattoo in 1987 when I went into the...

I got a tattoo in 1987 when I went into the military. Back then they were cool, not many people had one. And you never saw girls with them. They became mainstream in the 90's and today everyone has...
07-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,251
Posted By caloso

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and...

Roundabouts seem to be like the metric system and universal healthcare: Americans can’t seem to figure them out even though it’s just normal everywhere else in the world.
07-28-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By bruce19

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID...

After over a year out of the gym because of COVID I've returned. Bear in mind I'm a 75 yr old man. I try to ride 4 days a week with rides being around 20 mi. and about 1200-1500 ft of elevation for...
07-27-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,052
Posted By Rolla

I didn't know people still wore watches.

I didn't know people still wore watches.
07-16-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,184
Posted By rsbob

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle...

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle many years ago. He was describing what it was like riding the TdF. After one stage, most of the riders in the tour bedded down in a large gym after a...
07-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,184
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I like to be comfortable before...

Personally I like to be comfortable before heading out for a Century ride or a Double Century ride...

I'm not sure trying to "hold it in" for 200 miles would make for a very exciting ride.
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By Rick

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked...

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked for and will soon be in jail. The bicyclist is alive because he exercised his right to not live in a fantasy safe space.
06-30-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,646
Posted By downtube42

You said this "why this is the first year since...

You said this
"why this is the first year since the race started that the winner wasn't in the 7-9 day range."

Which seemed wrong to me since I've followed this race since it's inception, and...
06-20-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By 10 Wheels

I ride to Be Safe, Not to Be Legal. Never want...

I ride to Be Safe, Not to Be Legal.
Never want to be Rear Ended at a Red Light.
06-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By Rdmonster69

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with...

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with cycling but I'm gonna tell my wife he said I needed an endurance bike !!

He actually said that it wouldn't hurt all the metal he so painstakingly...
Replies: 89
Views: 13,655
Posted By downtube42

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR...

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR 600k. Of the 27 hours of riding time, only ten or so were in the rain.

The first 80 or so miles I rode with the main group of 7 from SIR. Then I...
06-07-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By Troul

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, &...

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, & my evenings are inverted. Can't seem to make it to most mondays.
06-06-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,095
Posted By CAT7RDR

Well now. That answers one question about memory...

Well now. That answers one question about memory loss.
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,608
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
06-01-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By Notso_fastLane

it gets worse for some of us. I bought a...

it gets worse for some of us.

I bought a velomobile.... :/
06-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!
06-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By Josiah12

Why did no one tell me cycling was so addicting?

Oh God. It started off with a used bike off Craigslist. Then a better bike from a store that I saved up months for. Then the shorts, bibs, and jerseys. Then the 20mi, to 40mi, to 62.5mi rides... Then...
05-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By John E

Memorial Day weekend

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment to thank a veteran....
05-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,691
Posted By PeteHski

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and...

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and it is a brilliant safety device. It can easily detect a car at 55 mph or much faster and picks them up from hundreds of metres behind you. It flags...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,691
Posted By burnthesheep

Quoting as folks need to hear it again. You...

Quoting as folks need to hear it again.

You know why it's homicide to sell drugs to somebody that dies, but this often isn't treated that way? Doctors, lawyers, politicians, and judges largely...
05-16-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5,233
Views: 3,692,264
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I have what I believe to be the same frame...

I have what I believe to be the same frame moldering away in my carport. I forgot it was there along with a couple other bikes that had somewhat major issues and were parked. Little to no rust on...
05-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,857
Posted By rsbob

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain...

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain foothills of Calif. Each house had about an acre and grammar school was 1.5 miles away. The local kids and I lived on our bikes, riding to school,...
05-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,857
Posted By steve0257

I did about the same thing going to some county...

I did about the same thing going to some county parks. Except my mom knew about it. All she said was to make sure I packed a good lunch and took plenty of water.
05-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,366
Posted By Andy_K

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?
05-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,857
Posted By Reflector Guy

How true it is! In another thread, I...

How true it is!

In another thread, I mentioned wanting (as a kid) one of those fancy new-fangled add-on water-bottle cages that were starting to appear on bikes. I asked for one for my...
05-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,857
Posted By Rolla

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the...

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the Amish country roads in NE Ohio. I was gravel before gravel was cool!
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