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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 836
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT...

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT bikes, but because these bikes are ridden at high speed the turning angle is shallow and your tires are narrow so some toe overlap can be acceptable. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By genejockey

No on headphones, and you should all get off my...

No on headphones, and you should all get off my damn lawn!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By GlennR

I wasn't implying it's done on purpose. I...

I wasn't implying it's done on purpose.

I see people, some with headphones on, that don't hold a line and weave. So passing them is a matter of timing and I try to do it safely. But if they weave...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By GlennR

I take safety seriously. Sure hope you keep a...

I take safety seriously. Sure hope you keep a straight line or you can get elbowed into the curb when being passed if you wonder
Forum: Foo
09-15-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By Kat12

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large...

Cats also are often hurt or killed by large drops. Saving a life is definitely worth a little scratch to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was...

Let’s get back to the original post. This guy was drafting so close that when the rider in front applied the brakes the yokel rode into the back of him and crashed. Then accused the rider of brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By Maelochs

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared...

Everywhere I go outside my front door is shared space. I have an obligation to cooperate with other people in that shared space so that we all can make maximum use of it. Even if a lot of other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,331
Posted By genejockey

Sure: "Hi! I'm not a creep, scoping out your ass....

Sure: "Hi! I'm not a creep, scoping out your ass. I just figure you'll kick mine on the next hill, so I'll just stay behind you freewheeling for another minute or two, okay?"
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 5,481
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,491
Posted By Psimet2001

"If i can just slow them down a little bit when...

"If i can just slow them down a little bit when they take off from the stop by basically blocking them while I get up to speed I should be golden."

I resemble that remark.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,491
Posted By Eric F

These ^^^ are the tactics of fat old guys who are...

These ^^^ are the tactics of fat old guys who are trying to not get dropped.

Sincerely,
- Fat old guy
08-26-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,768
Posted By Barry2

Monday = 5mins Tuesady = 3mins (recovering from...

Monday = 5mins
Tuesady = 3mins (recovering from Monday's epic ride)
Wednesday = 4mins (building up endurance)
Thursday = 4mins (still endurance building)
Friday = Take the day off + It's garbage...
08-17-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,987
Posted By TiHabanero

Congratulations on your successful battles with...

Congratulations on your successful battles with cancer. You are one of the fortunate few who can take it on to the extent you have. Keep doing what you are doing!
08-17-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,987
Posted By seypat

I forgot to mention that this drawing makes me...

I forgot to mention that this drawing makes me think of the Tour De France. 2 bicycles surrounded by chains with the Eiffel Tower between them.
08-16-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,987
Posted By 70sSanO

While I’m just funning you, the problem with...

While I’m just funning you, the problem with milestone tattoos is that you have to choose them carefully. They can be impressive to a non-cycling world, but maybe less so to those that are hard core....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: The restriction doesn't have to...

:rolleyes:

The restriction doesn't have to be specific to riding abreast. It applies to riding abreast and other situations too,
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By njkayaker

It's not legal in an unlimited way. That is,...

It's not legal in an unlimited way. That is, there are limits to when it's legal.

https://www.revisor.mn.gov/statutes/cite/169.222




There aren't any restrictions. But it's not a right...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By njkayaker

No, I wasn't seeing you doing that. But there was...

No, I wasn't seeing you doing that. But there was a lot of talk about big groups in this thread.


I'm not sure if this is generally true. Passing a doubled-up group means the car has to move much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By Sy Reene

Yeah. I think the idea is they want to discourage...

Yeah. I think the idea is they want to discourage large mass groups. One of the local clubs won't do anything over 12 riders to a group, so would send out a group of 50 in 4 groups leaving about 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By Sy Reene

A number of towns and municipalities are putting...

A number of towns and municipalities are putting in ordinances and signs for cyclists single-file only and happily ticketing those found 2 abreast. Pulling over 50+ riders at once would be quite the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By burnthesheep

Yeah, to address folks above.......I did mention...

Yeah, to address folks above.......I did mention "gross negligence" for a person in front of you. So ymmv depending on that.

An example of a person in front of you in greenway trail would be an...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By rsbob

It’s good to know you were never young and dumb. ...

It’s good to know you were never young and dumb.

OP, I used to ride with similar groups but left after I determined their actions to be reckless and unsafe. The amount of testosterone fueled...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By BHG6

Maybe you're right, :) I spent over a decade...

Maybe you're right, :) I spent over a decade making my living jumping out of airplanes with 15 lbs of camera gear on my head. Perhaps my concept of risk vs. reward is a little.....bent?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,590
Posted By veganbikes

Well yeah in the other part of the world but we...

Well yeah in the other part of the world but we are in 'Murica the best part of the world. Larry Sellarz for President 2020. Also bro only 100+ people at your hammerfest 'sup with that, we have 600+...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By Kapusta

No, YOU need to read it again. She is talking...

No, YOU need to read it again. She is talking about INFECTED vaccinated people compared to INFECTED unvaccinated people. This is clearly stated (highlighted in red since you missed it). She is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,943
Posted By WhyFi

Cool - I'll inform my 4-year-old to HTFU. Thanks.

Cool - I'll inform my 4-year-old to HTFU. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,479
Posted By nogasbiker

Most people would stay clipped when standing on...

Most people would stay clipped when standing on their pedals, and the clip system keeps them from slipping off.

I may be alone in this, but when I'm cycling up an incline, I unclip. For me, I've...
Forum: Foo
07-30-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,809
Posted By clemsongirl

there is too much of that in this thread. ...

there is too much of that in this thread.

Some cities (mine included) took advantage of motel space left empty during the pandemic especially since many shelters were forced to limit bed space to...
07-28-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Bald Paul

The number of scam sites advertising on Facebook...

The number of scam sites advertising on Facebook is so bad that I now refuse to buy ANYTHING from ANYONE advertising there. Sorry if it hurts the legitimate sellers, but maybe if they learn that the...
07-27-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,535
Posted By Badger6

New to BF. Based on your troll post, the...

New to BF. Based on your troll post, the difference is just $1500. And, please use spell check and punctuation, thanks.
07-27-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,535
Posted By shelbyfv

Two tips- use your spell check and punctuation....

Two tips- use your spell check and punctuation. It shows respect for the readers of your post. Swing by a bike shop, see what's available. A $500 bike may be just fine for your purposes.
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,926
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I hate people. The only loyal creatures are cats...

I hate people. The only loyal creatures are cats and that is debatable lol.
07-25-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,970
Posted By Trakhak

It's easy to divine Larry's motivation for...

It's easy to divine Larry's motivation for defending that group, which boils down to the following: what they're doing must be OK because those would-be racers are the coolest bike guys out on the...
07-25-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,970
Posted By GhostRider62

A nice Cat 6 move in the first video at 2:00,...

A nice Cat 6 move in the first video at 2:00, going over the double solid yellow line to pass at the crest of the hill.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,598
Posted By woodcraft

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head...

That's helpful. By that reasoning, your head could be 50˚ hotter but it's only 10% difference so no biggie.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,598
Posted By GhostRider62

Get with the program, Studs wax their chains...

Get with the program, Studs wax their chains these days. No Fred marks.
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,809
Posted By CliffordK

As far as trash, perhaps it would be good for the...

As far as trash, perhaps it would be good for the city to bring dumpsters and rolloff bins to the homeless camps. It might be a benefit to all. Also portapotties.

It may be that some people...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,809
Posted By shelbyfv

Read about "Deinstitutionalization." It didn't...

Read about "Deinstitutionalization." It didn't turn out as hoped.:(
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,809
Posted By clemsongirl

Actually the U.S. does have the largest economy...

Actually the U.S. does have the largest economy and ‘gross’ GDP in the world.




One of the rewarding things about living where I do is as a city we try and help with some of the basic needs of...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,809
Posted By GhostRider62

Should have a place isn't the same as being...

Should have a place isn't the same as being placed. If people with severe mental illness are on the street with no place to turn, I was just suggesting that we need to be able to offer them help,...
07-21-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By Milton Keynes

Don't be that guy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cl23oQJqao&t=62s
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,713
Posted By canklecat

The only reason I call "car back" or "car...

The only reason I call "car back" or "car passing" is because on most group rides there's always that one guy drifting into the adjacent lane, or on the line between lanes, and not moving over for...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By rsbob

“Bozos” may have made a ton of money but his...

“Bozos” may have made a ton of money but his priorities are definitely sub-orbital.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By BicycleCrazy

Thanks anyway!

Jeff called me this morning asking if I wanted to go on his spaceship. I told him, thanks anyway, but I'm going for a bike ride!
...
07-19-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,970
Posted By UniChris

[/color] You're digging yourself a deeper...

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You're digging yourself a deeper hole: you respond to someone pointing out that your ride probably requires a permit by detailing exactly why it does.

Local authorities may still be...
07-19-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,970
Posted By livedarklions

50 riders isn't traffic, it's a parade. Anyone...

50 riders isn't traffic, it's a parade. Anyone else would need a permit to take over that much of the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,713
Posted By burnthesheep

Best option: puller pays the F attention and...

Best option:
puller pays the F attention and takes good lines while each rider behind follows good line the leader takes.

2nd best:
hand on same side as obstacle while you miss it. If you use...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,713
Posted By GlennR

Ride up front.... where it's safer.

Ride up front.... where it's safer.
07-18-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,970
Posted By rossiny

You posted

Your going to get several opinions here when you post ..
so here's mine . You were impeding traffic, blocking the street . You began the aggression.
I did some club rriding in my youth . The rule...
07-18-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,090
Posted By homeless in ca.

I have a bell and for cars and the hard of...

I have a bell and for cars and the hard of hearing I got this.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/452x452/ornn_horn_753ea3d70ae532f7216e28223f03cb00230ef666.jpg
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