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04-16-24, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,555
Posted By wyd

A new update. Come July 1st my doctor is taking...

A new update. Come July 1st my doctor is taking me off my last little bit of insulin I take once a week. My A1c is now down to 5.8 and my weight is down 110lbs in 15 months by just diet change. I...
04-09-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 761
Posted By Sierra_rider

As others have said, you'll be much slower on a...

As others have said, you'll be much slower on a mountainous century. I as someone who's ridden the Death Ride before, and rides those climbs on a regular basis, the long climbs stack up the fatigue...
04-04-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,126
Posted By VegasJen

Not going to get all that excited. Some people...

Not going to get all that excited. Some people here only get fulfillment from bashing others.
03-28-24, 12:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By LarrySellerz

Drafted an ebike for about 4 miles today. I ride...

Drafted an ebike for about 4 miles today. I ride an acoustic bike bike but love seeing e-bikes out here. Acoustic cyclists who hate e-bikes are slow and their opinions can be readily ignored.
03-27-24, 11:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,487
Posted By veganbikes

E-bikes are bicycles they can only move forward...

E-bikes are bicycles they can only move forward with pedaling, there is no throttle You might be accidentally conflating the e-mopeds which have the ability to pedal but let's face it throttling is...
03-27-24, 07:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,022
Posted By TakingMyTime

Anything over 8-10 mph starts to ruin my day.

Anything over 8-10 mph starts to ruin my day.
03-10-24, 02:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,072
Posted By DangerousDanR

Don't worry Chloe, I'll buy enough carbon bikes...

Don't worry Chloe, I'll buy enough carbon bikes to make up for it.
02-29-24, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By Lucillle

"life is too short to be worried about things...

"life is too short to be worried about things like this, imo, not that you are wrong"
'

It might be far shorter than you expected if you don't at least take the possibility of being hurt during a...
02-28-24, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By tomato coupe

If you're not going to wear a shirt, you should...

If you're not going to wear a shirt, you should write "I'm not dangerous" on your chest with lipstick. That will put women at ease when you approach them.
02-28-24, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,402
Posted By Lucillle

Physical confrontations can get you shot.

Physical confrontations can get you shot.
02-26-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 701
Posted By ScottCommutes

One possibility from Google searching: ...

One possibility from Google searching:

https://nwselfdefense.com/product/pepper-spray-bike-mount-for-stem-mount-only
10-06-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,690
Posted By Yan

Former Brooks user here. I like Selle Anatomical...

Former Brooks user here. I like Selle Anatomical more. The cut out makes a huge difference.
10-02-23, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By RCMoeur

That looks to be a well-crafted disclaimer /...

That looks to be a well-crafted disclaimer / explanation. Riders starting early should not expect support or aid at times outside the official ride window, but are recognized as legally-operating...
10-01-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Sierra_rider

I've done the ride, the "official" start time is...

I've done the ride, the "official" start time is pretty meaningless. I started at 04:30, but people were starting hours before that. I think they say 05:00 just to make CHP happy. If you start early,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,579
Posted By msu2001la

Unless you want to buy new tubeless ready wheels,...

Unless you want to buy new tubeless ready wheels, I would suggest ruling out tubeless.

Attempting to convert older non-tubeless road wheels to tubeless is going to be difficult and problematic.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,579
Posted By datlas

Gatorskins or similar tire. Tubeless with...

Gatorskins or similar tire.

Tubeless with sealant is an option but bigger hassle.

Mr Tuffy liners also an option.
09-11-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,270
Posted By andrewclaus

I was run off a paved trail once by an...

I was run off a paved trail once by an inattentive cyclist, riding two abreast with his buddy, chatting away. I started being pissed off, but the guy really felt like crap and apologized profusely,...
09-11-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,270
Posted By big john

30 degrees is a 57% slope. Maybe you meant 30%? A...

30 degrees is a 57% slope. Maybe you meant 30%? A 30% slope on a rocky trail would be quite a challenge under the best of conditions. Is this a singletrack trail?

Trail etiquette says the uphill...
08-21-23, 08:09 PM
07-28-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,456
Posted By Mtracer

Heck, 99% of what gets posted int the "General...

Heck, 99% of what gets posted int the "General Cycling Discussion" forum might better fit one of the other forums. Why pick on eBikes?

It's always a crap shoot. Do I post in the general forum so I...
07-28-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,456
Posted By Chuck M

I'm kicking around buying an electric assist bike...

I'm kicking around buying an electric assist bike for commuting. If I have questions about one, I'll post in the e-bike forum. If I want commuting advice, I'll post in an appropriate forum. If I...
07-25-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,619
Posted By yeamac

My e-bike makes me feel like I'm 35 again!

I'm a relative newcomer to the 50 plus category, and to e-bikes having purchased my first e-bike this Spring, Cannondale, based on the lightweight, rear-hub assist Mahle X-35. Riding on level-2...
07-17-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 10,931
Posted By Trakhak

When you run into problems on such paths, you're...

When you run into problems on such paths, you're riding too fast for the conditions.

Repeating myself, for all the good it will do:

The problem is not pedestrians - the problem is the...
06-16-23, 03:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,474
Posted By jwalther

Take a look at Selle Anatomica if you want a...

Take a look at Selle Anatomica if you want a leather alternative to Brooks. Selle Anatomica (https://selleanatomica.com/)
05-08-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,995
Posted By Eric F

For sure. A good friend of mine found he prefers...

For sure. A good friend of mine found he prefers the position of his gravel bike (getting older, and all that), so he runs it with high-performance road tires and aero wheels on all the same fast...
04-30-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,369
Posted By robobike316

Why is "black" capitalized and "white" is not and...

Why is "black" capitalized and "white" is not and is also mispelled in the post title?
04-29-23, 11:50 PM
04-17-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By bikingshearer

Another fantastic graphic from...

Another fantastic graphic from DiabloScott.:thumb:

Note that South Gate on Diablo has an ever-so-brief slight descent in the Rock City. It is really short, but it is there and it might disqualify...
04-15-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By 79pmooney

Check out Mt Ashland. I don't know if I've seen...

Check out Mt Ashland. I don't know if I've seen a profile but Ashland to the ski area is 5000' and there's another 1000' I haven't seen but I'm pretty certain you won't see any respite there. I did...
04-15-23, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By CliffordK

Does Oregon count? I'm not sure about the...

Does Oregon count?

I'm not sure about the continuous, not even a brief reprieve.

Note, much of Crater Lake will be snowed in this time of year with NO access other than using skies.

Here...
04-15-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By Polaris OBark

There is a website devoted to answering this...

There is a website devoted to answering this question: https://pjammcycling.com
04-15-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,368
Posted By CAT7RDR

Mt Shasta https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6584324

Mt Shasta
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6584324
04-15-23, 09:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,005
Posted By terrymorse

Nope. All my worst days on the bike were...

Nope.

All my worst days on the bike were doing big climbs when it was ridiculously hot.

You can keep your heat.
04-15-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,504
Posted By mdarnton

Don't fret. When you pass 70 they start smiling...

Don't fret. When you pass 70 they start smiling again because you remind them of their grandfathers.
04-13-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,495
Posted By Koyote

That's some super useful input, right there.

That's some super useful input, right there.
04-05-23, 10:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,653
Posted By Eric F

Nonsense. Spending 3 hours cleaning my bikes is...

Nonsense. Spending 3 hours cleaning my bikes is a much better way to spend my time and money than doing the things my wife thinks I should be doing.
03-29-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 157
Posted By tFUnK

Can you replace the bolt with one with a knob?...

Can you replace the bolt with one with a knob? Like what the GoPro mounts have?
03-26-23, 05:26 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,368
Posted By Maelochs

If the guy really cared he would walk and tow a...

If the guy really cared he would walk and tow a wooden wagon.

NO manufactured vehicle is "sustainable" unless it is made entirely of biodegradable, naturally occurring (or derived) materials ........
03-26-23, 04:23 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,368
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

6 million years ago you would have argued against...

6 million years ago you would have argued against the trend towards walking upright saying it is nothing but a conspiracy and we are all doing well walking on all fours.

Itís always amusing where...
03-25-23, 09:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,368
Posted By prairiepedaler

The doomgoblin is always good for a laugh. Or, I...

The doomgoblin is always good for a laugh. Or, I should say Dr. Doomgoblin now (considering the honourary doctorate in theology).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,085
Posted By Iride01

Just talk to your insurance agent and find out if...

Just talk to your insurance agent and find out if your homeowners or other insurance covers your bike and in what situations.
03-22-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By tFUnK

They announce the Tioga Pass bike day the week...

They announce the Tioga Pass bike day the week of, not really giving me enough time to plan a visit. Just Google Tioga Pass opening. I'm not sure if there's a way to receive alerts.
03-22-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By terrymorse

I haven't heard of a Yosemite Bikes Only Day. ...

I haven't heard of a Yosemite Bikes Only Day.

Are you thinking of Tioga Pass Road (https://sierramountainpasses.com/central-sierra/tioga-pass-is-open/) (Highway 120), which is closed in Winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By jadmt

most people are not really good liars unless they...

most people are not really good liars unless they do it all the time. Most people don't know all that much about others to get addresses and phone numbers correct let alone middle names and DOB's etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By Koyote

Yup. Most adults who lack DLs would...

Yup.



Most adults who lack DLs would have state IDs (which are in the same database), I'd be willing to guess. But either way, this is an imaginary problem. The idea that a cop would arrest...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By mschwett

pulled over twice on my bike without my DL (donít...

pulled over twice on my bike without my DL (donít carry it) and this is exactly what happened. asked name and address, looked it up, no request for anything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-23, 09:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,009
Posted By Koyote

I'm rather skeptical of this, especially since a...

I'm rather skeptical of this, especially since a LEO can easily access your DL (complete with photo, to verify identity) from the computer in a cruiser. In other words, they can prove your identity...
03-16-23, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By veganbikes

Generally the cheaper forks are going to be...

Generally the cheaper forks are going to be heavier. If you are looking to lose weight Fox 32 SC is going to be lighter but without any information one couldn't really tell. So long as the Axle to...
03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
03-03-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,477
Posted By freeranger

Are there any groups in your area geared towards...

Are there any groups in your area geared towards seniors? I am fairly sure that someone riding with others 30 to 40 years younger are going to find themselves a bit slower than the group. An 82 year...
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