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08-13-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,111
Posted By fredlord

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from...

Wow. I remember more from 1974 than I do from last week for sure.

In Sydney you'd say "give us a double" or "give us a dink".
07-31-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 27,004
Posted By fredlord

I just discovered this thread yesterday. Having...

I just discovered this thread yesterday. Having entirely trawled through it, I vote it the best thread I've seen on BF. Thanks, contributors!
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 404
Posted By fredlord

To eat less and save your life?

To eat less and save your life?
07-26-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,974
Posted By fredlord

But :)

But


:)
07-26-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,163
Posted By fredlord

When I first started riding and wearing bike...

When I first started riding and wearing bike shorts I wore undies because I didn't know better. Eventually I got the memo, tried the new method, and after a short period of adjustment, grew to prefer...
07-24-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,076
Posted By fredlord

Congratulations on your progress! Do you have...

Congratulations on your progress!
Do you have the elevation for that route?
07-24-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By fredlord

You wear headphones when riding a bike?

You wear headphones when riding a bike?
07-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,787
Posted By fredlord

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.

And that has tyres that can handle gravel.
07-24-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,163
Posted By fredlord

Apart from everything else that's wrong with...

Apart from everything else that's wrong with underpants on a bike, after washing them they take longer to dry than bike shorts. On short tours I take two pairs of bike shorts and a pair of undies for...
07-24-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By fredlord

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious...

I believe I have solved my bells/oblivious pedestrians problem.

#1 I'm avoiding mixed-use bike paths as much as possible.

# I have installed two Knog Oi bells; a left-hand bell and a...
07-23-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,354
Posted By fredlord

I don't ride in mud but I sure as hell ride in...

I don't ride in mud but I sure as hell ride in rain. Apart from drivetrains, I have never cleaned any of my bikes since becoming an adult.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,070
Posted By fredlord

Singing Reading Writing Drawing ...

Singing
Reading
Writing
Drawing
Mathematics
Bird-watching
Naked-eye astronomy
Growing stuff from random seeds you find

I do all of these except for the last one, which I just thought up....
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 768
Posted By fredlord

What's the big deal about a new thread being...

What's the big deal about a new thread being started that covers well-trodden ground? No one is forced to read it. Everyone can use the search function too. So, really, what's the big goddamned deal?...
07-20-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,779
Posted By fredlord

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with...

None, but I've watched movies and am blessed with an imagination. :)
07-20-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,779
Posted By fredlord

Riding a bike hard every day seems to have cured...

Riding a bike hard every day seems to have cured me of depression.

Walking into a gym feels to me like I'm entering a prison's exercise yard.
07-20-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,038
Posted By fredlord

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap....

Skull cap with SPF50 rather than a cycling cap. Super thin but no more sweat in eyes or on glasses.
07-20-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,974
Posted By fredlord

Hey, no need to get excited. I wasn't...

Hey, no need to get excited.

I wasn't talking to you.
07-20-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,974
Posted By fredlord

Hey you. Yeah, you. You know who I'm talking to,...

Hey you. Yeah, you. You know who I'm talking to, buddy.

Stop being unpleasant when you disagree with someone. A grownup came into the room a while ago and told you to stop. So please stop. Your...
07-20-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

Leg shaving begun with women about 100 years ago.

Leg shaving begun with women about 100 years ago.
07-20-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By fredlord

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a...

What belongs in a swamp more, an alligator or a mountain bike?
07-20-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By fredlord

A few months ago my riding buddy failed to...

A few months ago my riding buddy failed to correctly negotiate just such a lip at slightly faster than walking speed. He now has PTSD, four fewer teeth in his head, and rides in a full-face helmet.
07-19-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By fredlord

That is cruising speed.

That is cruising speed.
07-19-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

I have rang him many times. She has swam the...

I have rang him many times.
She has swam the English channel.
They have rode that track before.
He got ran over.

Rung
Swum
Ridden
Run
07-19-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,090
Posted By fredlord

It's a state of mind. Regrettably, the Australian...

It's a state of mind. Regrettably, the Australian psyche more closely resembles the American than the Japanese.
07-17-21, 07:59 PM
07-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

Viola.

Viola.
07-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

I see what you did there.

I see what you did there.
07-17-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,090
Posted By fredlord

Yes. This one seems to be more serious. I live in...

Yes. This one seems to be more serious. I live in one of the Local Government Areas that has been turned into a Do Not Leave zone. Centennial Park and Rookwood Cemetery, my two favourite places to...
07-17-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,090
Posted By fredlord

The low standard of lockdown pedestrianism

The bike paths that I'm about to give up on are teeming with oblivious nincompoops. They've been winkled out of their homes for "exercise" by Sydney's lockdown regulations that have recently become...
07-17-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

Riding has one d.

Riding has one d.
07-17-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,741
Posted By fredlord

While we're at it, if your shorts are...

While we're at it, if your shorts are uncomfortable then they're c h a f i n g you.
07-16-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,778
Posted By fredlord

Is it bad to respond to old threads? Why?

Is it bad to respond to old threads? Why?
07-16-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,778
Posted By fredlord

Pre-fame Frank Zappa played a bike on the Steve...

Pre-fame Frank Zappa played a bike on the Steve Allen Show, but I don't know the brand.
07-16-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By fredlord

You want to be as honest with yourself as...

You want to be as honest with yourself as possible regarding whether the discomfort is only occuring when you ride.

Don't muck around when it comes to "weird feelings" in that area. Do I need to...
07-16-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,974
Posted By fredlord

In summer I clipper-off the carpet that's on my...

In summer I clipper-off the carpet that's on my torso, upper pubic region (not too short, stubble irritates!) and underarms so that
a) I am substantially cooler, and
b) cleaning and drying myself...
07-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,795
Posted By fredlord

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride. ...

A #2 before getting on the bike for a good ride.
A #3 before bed for a good sleep.
07-09-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By fredlord

Riding in the rain on days when the temp is above...

Riding in the rain on days when the temp is above 20 degrees C is quite nice. It's especially nice if you're riding a belt-drive, because then you know you won't have to clean and relube the chain.
07-09-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,026
Posted By fredlord

Unless you wear it to the opera. The...

Unless you wear it to the opera.

The clown-factor of cycling gear increases exponentially with every metre of distance from the bike.

I remember caring about what other people thought of me; it...
06-29-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,147
Posted By fredlord

I'm going to go out on a limb and assert that...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assert that this must be an American phenomenon. While there is no shortage of stupid behaviour to be seen in Australian drivers and cyclists, I rarely see cyclists...
06-29-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,003
Posted By fredlord

I don't understand why blotting the pad with...

I don't understand why blotting the pad with super-absorbent paper towel doesn't solve the problem, unless you're somehow not doing it right. The paper towels I use can suck up anything out of...
06-28-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,685
Posted By fredlord

For me, bottle from down-tube cage = standard...

For me, bottle from down-tube cage = standard grip.
Bottle from seat-tube cage = "underhand" grip, so that I don't have to awkwardly manipulate the bottle one-handedly into standard grip.
Usually I...
06-27-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By fredlord

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of...

Your avatar looks familiar. Are you formerly of Lazy Horse Matress and Bedding? :)
https://youtu.be/dhV7EqAqcm8
06-22-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By fredlord

I reckon part of "getting to know" a particular...

I reckon part of "getting to know" a particular bike is coming to grips with its gears and your favourite cadences. A lot of the fun of riding a geared bike is the feeling that you're becoming more...
06-20-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By fredlord

Wow, I just bought an Oi (small) yesterday! I...

Wow, I just bought an Oi (small) yesterday! I think you were unlucky. Mine is loud(ish), clear, and has a long sustain. Also looks good and takes up little real-estate.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,549
Posted By fredlord

You've replied to a four-year old thread. :) ...

You've replied to a four-year old thread. :)

I sweat at the drop of a hat. If my destination doesn't have facilities to freshen up in, the least I do is bring a sweat rag and wear appropriate...
06-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,323
Posted By fredlord

Last year I was doing 120 - 200 fairly cruisy...

Last year I was doing 120 - 200 fairly cruisy kilometres every weekend and very little in-between.

This year I'm making myself do 30 hard kilometres five days a week.

I feel much happier (like,...
06-19-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,515
Posted By fredlord

Pyretic? Pyrotic?

Pyretic? Pyrotic?
06-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By fredlord

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit...

Most of my bells are cheap and loud, but I admit to really liking the Spurcycle sound, and will sometimes ring it just to hear it. :)
06-18-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By fredlord

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency...

Not sure how useful that would be in an emergency unless you have it in your mouth. :)
06-15-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,576
Posted By fredlord

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks...

Hygiene-wise, how is wearing shoes without socks different from wearing the same unwashed socks day after day? I change my socks and underwear every day. Sometimes more frequently, especially if I'm...
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