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06-02-24, 01:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,807
Posted By Maelochs

Only because you see this as a fight to win, and...

Only because you see this as a fight to win, and not as information to abosrb.

I didn't say I like riding MUPs, or that I fond them to be useful for bike transit ... but On a few occasions when...
05-11-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,699
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Glad everyone is pretty chill about this whole...

Glad everyone is pretty chill about this whole exchange.

zandoval: I doubt it is your fault; it is largely the fault of the U.S. education system. The fact we even have the concepts of "spelling...
05-09-24, 10:49 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,246
Posted By PromptCritical

I’m in! Garmin Varia should be arriving tomorrow.

I’m in! Garmin Varia should be arriving tomorrow.
04-29-24, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By shelbyfv

Those Dutch girls are cute, especially in the...

Those Dutch girls are cute, especially in the Spring, cycling in the short skirts. Cool find! :thumb:
04-24-24, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By mcours2006

I can relate. I had one of these moments a few...

I can relate. I had one of these moments a few months ago when I rode on a segregated bus-only lane that was adjacent to a snow-covered bike path. I thought, the bus lane is cleared of ice and snow,...
01-10-24, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,201
Posted By cyccommute

For a front light, if you can see by it, you can...

For a front light, if you can see by it, you can be seen by it. A lot of lights are sold as “be seen” lights but unless the light throws out significant lumens…on the order of 300 to 800 lumens…you...
01-03-24, 06:01 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,463
Posted By jwalther

I had a custom Ti built for my 60th birthday last...

I had a custom Ti built for my 60th birthday last year, for less than I would have paid for an off the rack Moots. I wanted to try Ti, so bought a rode a Litespeed T3 (which is a great bike) for a...
12-22-23, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By 50PlusCycling

This was generally the policy throughout America....

This was generally the policy throughout America. But over the last few years some municipalities have passed ordinances prohibiting the police stopping cars with expired license plates, or even no...
12-20-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jughed

Presumably - I should have... Because that...

Presumably - I should have...

Because that is the correct answer.

Homer Simpson moment.
Forum: Introductions
11-13-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By dsonyay

NOLA.. before I retired.. I was working for Corps...

NOLA.. before I retired.. I was working for Corps of Engineers— New Orleans district.. but I worked out of Port Allen office. Spent a lot of time in NOLA tho.

also we lived in Slidell for...
11-07-23, 02:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,093
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here you see the consequences of a fundamental...

Here you see the consequences of a fundamental flaw in the system. The greatest cause of an unfair system is too much fairness. Instead of the quick and firm application of justice, the system, out...
10-20-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By botty kayer

Sounds like a tedious bore trying to start a...

Sounds like a tedious bore trying to start a fight in an empty room.....
10-20-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,490
Posted By Bald Paul

I wouldn't be too concerned about that. I'm...

I wouldn't be too concerned about that. I'm certain the insurance settlement/lawsuit will more than likely pay for the new bike and helmet.
10-19-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,037
Posted By Korina

Daytime running lights are great, but I'll always...

Daytime running lights are great, but I'll always remember the sunny afternoon I was riding home along the highway and was passed by a woman with a bright flashing tail light and a hi-viz orange...
10-07-23, 08:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,097
Posted By Jameth

Why does every bike shop sell the same two bikes?

I visited a new-to-me shop today, hoping to see some cool bikes or gear. But, that didn't happen. They were stocked with the same 100 iterations of the drop bar road bike that every shop seems to...
10-03-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,652
Posted By Iride01

I'm not completely against moving to the right or...

I'm not completely against moving to the right or getting off the road. I've been cycling for a long time too. But only in certain situations does it make perfect sense to me..

Even as kids if we...
10-02-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,720
Posted By FBinNY

Remember the Smokey the Bear ads, "ONLY YOU can...

Remember the Smokey the Bear ads, "ONLY YOU can prevent forest fires".

This forum tends to be too much about (please don't argue the point, I said "tends") blaming outrageous motorist conduct, and...
10-02-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,652
Posted By mschwett

the only possible argument i can see here from a...

the only possible argument i can see here from a legal standpoint is the FRAP law in louisiana - the exceptions to which are paraphrased here "Bike Law Louisiana said bike riders may need to move...
10-02-23, 05:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,652
Posted By mcours2006

I do the same thing as the OP, and maybe or maybe...

I do the same thing as the OP, and maybe or maybe not ask WTF of the driver. I will say that many times when I do that, the drivers who are making the right turn will give me a wave of 'thank you.' I...
09-29-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By indyfabz

Cal me twisted, but that is the first thought...

Cal me twisted, but that is the first thought that came to mind, especially with that hat.

https://runningmagazine.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Screen-Shot-2019-07-07-at-4.03.41-PM.jpg
09-29-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By DaveSSS

I live 4 miles away from the Big Thompson Canyon...

I live 4 miles away from the Big Thompson Canyon that goes from Loveland to Estes Park. If I detour at Drake and go up to Glen Haven, it adds about 500 feet of climbing and 1.5 miles of 9-12%...
09-24-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 876
Posted By MattTheHat

I was there last month but only got a few short...

I was there last month but only got a few short rides in. It was beautiful!
09-19-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,549
Posted By redlude97

I still race cross on a 10 year old QR disc brake...

I still race cross on a 10 year old QR disc brake bike...am I gonna die???
09-13-23, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By Steve B.

I find it remarkable that the police and...

I find it remarkable that the police and prosecutors actually charged the driver with anything. That rarely, if ever happens.
08-30-23, 10:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,650
Posted By Koyote

"Once the internet service is restored, I'll go...

"Once the internet service is restored, I'll go on bf and ask if this ruined my bike's bearings."
08-18-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 625,371
Posted By rsbob

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1270x1430/img_0006_72101a2cb0c431eb03b9f5a1cdc5fc486a029789.jpeg...
08-11-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mojo31

B needs to slow down and wait till it’s safe to...

B needs to slow down and wait till it’s safe to pass. Pretty simple, really.
08-01-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,034
Posted By Bald Paul

It should be mandatory that the vehicle operator...

It should be mandatory that the vehicle operator allows law enforcement to look at their cellphone record at the time of the collision. Much like a breathalyzer in case of suspected DUI, if there is...
07-26-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 625,371
Posted By jaxgtr

Been there for sure. I got caught in one once...

Been there for sure. I got caught in one once where it started to hail on us, not like center of the country golf ball hail, but pea size stuff. We don't get a lot of hail in Florida, but it stung...
07-26-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,026
Posted By bikelif3

Based on this I would say no: ...

Based on this I would say no:
https://axleaddict.com/safety/Obscure-Driving-Regulations-Ignorance-is-no-excuse

Seems like the spirit of that law is more for "downtown" where you're traveling on a...
07-25-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 625,371
Posted By Sierra_rider

My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k'...

My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after...
07-24-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,524
Posted By SurferRosa

You just buy one. And if you don't like it, you...

You just buy one. And if you don't like it, you mount it on a bike you're going to sell. Then you buy another saddle. And you repeat these steps until you figure it all out.
07-23-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6,589
Views: 625,371
Posted By rsbob

32 ‘recovery miles” at a leisurely pace which put...

32 ‘recovery miles” at a leisurely pace which put my real recovery back a day.

...
06-27-23, 12:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,608
Posted By veganbikes

So again what is your personal opinion on this...

So again what is your personal opinion on this extremely weak study grantelmwood ? What is the point of the link are you for the study, against the study do you agree, disagree? Do you have any...
06-14-23, 06:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,010
Posted By BBB_Adrift

my brain hertz at the quality of these puns.

my brain hertz at the quality of these puns.
06-06-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,771
Posted By Kai Winters

He was paid after the post...when he came in to...

He was paid after the post...when he came in to ask about the bike, the owner said he didn't remember the sale...6 months is a long time when selling bikes...but the consignment agreement would show...
06-06-23, 06:32 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,048
Posted By GhostRider62

I was riding up from Colorado Springs on my...

I was riding up from Colorado Springs on my touring bike and the Italian National team passed, they waved me onto their paceline. Was pretty special feeling sucking air full blast whilst they...
06-06-23, 06:25 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,048
Posted By indyfabz

I had cracked by Colnago Dream Plus within the...

I had cracked by Colnago Dream Plus within the warranty period. While I was waiting for a replacement frame, the US distributor sent me a loner Master Lite. A LBS switched over the parts and didn't...
05-31-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,771
Posted By Troul

it's not just "someone" , it's a business. ...

it's not just "someone" , it's a business.
Default professionalism is expected from a business.
05-26-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,832
Posted By RCMoeur

Regarding lateral placement of shared lane...

Regarding lateral placement of shared lane markings, this is what the US Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) has to say on the subject...
05-25-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 11,299
Posted By JoeyBike

Easy as 1,2,3! 1. Look both ways before...

Easy as 1,2,3!

1. Look both ways before crossing the street, even a one way street.

2. If you can't see, you can't go.

3. If you're NOT SURE, you can't go.

You don't even have to look at...
05-23-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,180
Posted By livedarklions

These things are so situational and riding...

These things are so situational and riding styles/confidence varies so much, that I think trying to lay down a particular rule for all riders in all situations is absurd (I think we agree on that). ...
05-23-23, 06:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,180
Posted By Jughed

SC/Greenville is home to many ex pro cyclists...

SC/Greenville is home to many ex pro cyclists that seem to ride 40-60 miles per day out on the more rural local roads...

Follow Hincapie on Strava - you will learn many routes that seem to be...
05-09-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,431
Posted By instock

Nah, he was just drunk off his butt. He was all...

Nah, he was just drunk off his butt. He was all over the road. I wasn't near an intersection or passing a parked car or anything. Nice wide shoulder. Middle of the afternoon. Ironically, his car has...
05-07-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By Reynolds

Some years ago I was in a group of 5 riding what...

Some years ago I was in a group of 5 riding what would be called gravel today. On a country road, about 40kms from home, we saw this big menacing dark grey cloud ahead with lightning coming down from...
05-07-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,744
Posted By terrymorse

Wait, was that me? wannabe roadie - harsh ...

Wait, was that me?

wannabe roadie - harsh
350 lumen blinking taillight during daytime - check
1100 lumen blinking headlight during daytime - check
on a bike path - nope

Phew, not me.
...
05-06-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,744
Posted By Lombard

In other words, you were bored today.

In other words, you were bored today.
04-29-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,889
Posted By FBinNY

sometimes a poor improvement is worse than doing nothing at all.

So the folks in Somerset decided they needed a separate bike lane, and spent serious time and dough to build a beautiful looking one.

Unfortunately, they opted to sink it slightly below grade in...
04-06-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By merlinextraligh

I agree. I think the next step is to require...

I agree. I think the next step is to require drivers to take a test to renew their licenses. It can be open book, online, but requires drivers to acknowledge changes in the traffic code, such as the...
03-28-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 984
Posted By indyfabz

Only Time will tell. :D

Only Time will tell. :D
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