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06-30-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 373
Posted By Reflector Guy

Celeste green.

Celeste green.
06-29-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,327
Posted By Reflector Guy

Because threads like this are why Al Gore...

Because threads like this are why Al Gore invented the internet.
06-29-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,327
Posted By Reflector Guy

Using a bike for transportation..... Isn't that...

Using a bike for transportation..... Isn't that what cyclists do?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,052
Posted By Reflector Guy

Halibut for Humanity, that's on his menu.

Halibut for Humanity, that's on his menu.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,052
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was going to search for a picture of Flounder...

I was going to search for a picture of Flounder myself but you beat me to it. So I will celebrate by throwing all my empty beer cans at the screen.
06-22-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds like an excuse Albert Belle might have...

Sounds like an excuse Albert Belle might have used to justify chasing kids in his Mercedes.
06-22-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,046
Posted By Reflector Guy

I drag along some deadwood at work, if that...

I drag along some deadwood at work, if that counts.
06-22-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I always KNEW there was some reason birds and...

LOL I always KNEW there was some reason birds and I just don't get along!

'Tis the season for the little fledglings to fledge.
06-22-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're missing the other "L" in...

You're missing the other "L" in "fledgling".
06-17-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

Larry's no ordinary cyclist. He's the...

Larry's no ordinary cyclist. He's the AlphaCyclist. He's the standardbearer, the One Cyclist to Rule them All! A Cyclist among cyclists.
06-17-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,528
Posted By Reflector Guy

I ride on one of those on one of my regular...

I ride on one of those on one of my regular loops. It's probably 50% the climb, and 50% mental block. Always a relief when I get past it.

Since it's a loop, I should try riding it in the...
06-16-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,231
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Branding" is probably the best term. In the...

"Branding" is probably the best term. In the automotive world, "badging" or "badges" are terms used often but they are usually 3-D metal or plastic letters or emblems, not paint or decals like on...
06-16-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,231
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, since he didn't say he was doing that, he...

Well, since he didn't say he was doing that, he most likely isn't. But feel free to assume the worst about everyone; just like my mother.
06-15-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wonder if there are folks who think Mario...

I wonder if there are folks who think Mario Andretti is a motorist, while their neighbor or some random guy driving to work is not.
06-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 683
Posted By Reflector Guy

Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, if he were a bike...

Nigel Tufnel of Spinal Tap, if he were a bike rider, would have one bike that has never been ridden, still with the tags hanging on it. It mustn't be ridden! Don't touch it, don't point at it; don't...
06-15-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

Must be a "secret handshake" kind of...

Must be a "secret handshake" kind of thing.
06-15-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

I am confused. Are some bike riders cyclists,...

I am confused. Are some bike riders cyclists, and some not?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,260
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's his business partner, Big Sand. Together...

That's his business partner, Big Sand. Together they will take over the cycling world.
06-14-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Reflector Guy

Depends on the trail. Rail-trails are usually...

Depends on the trail. Rail-trails are usually straight as an arrow (some people dislike them because they are too straight) but if they go in the right direction, they're great.

The ones I ride...
06-14-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

Well, someone already mentioned "cagers". If...

Well, someone already mentioned "cagers". If that isn't a cringy "us vs. them" term, I don't know what is.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By Reflector Guy

They sell $1000+ carbon bikes on their website;...

They sell $1000+ carbon bikes on their website; there was a thread about them here last year.
06-14-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,135
Posted By Reflector Guy

Looks like about a 45-degree angle in the photo,...

Looks like about a 45-degree angle in the photo, but that may be a function of the camera angle. EDIT: Or did you mean perpendicular vertically? Because it is that. I don't like lying my bike on...
06-13-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By Reflector Guy

My rides have almost no climbing, so I can...

My rides have almost no climbing, so I can probably narrow down the time even closer. Did I get stopped by any additional lights? Did I drink water more times, or less? It variables like those...
06-13-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,044
Posted By Reflector Guy

My thoughts exactly. My hands get sore from...

My thoughts exactly. My hands get sore from riding regular straight bars (like on mountain bikes) because they are much wider than I like. Angling the ends to provide a more-natural wrist angle...
06-10-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,472
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or as my parents used to call it, an...

Or as my parents used to call it, an attention-getting mechanism.
06-10-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,590
Posted By Reflector Guy

Having an identical spare bike waiting in the...

Having an identical spare bike waiting in the wings can sometimes be helpful. Heck, you could even leave it unassembled and store it in the box!
06-09-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,484
Posted By Reflector Guy

I only really remember one crash which I could...

I only really remember one crash which I could see unfolding before me; I was carrying something with one hand and the other hand was not in a position to brake or make enough of a steering...
06-08-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,914
Posted By Reflector Guy

Proper spelling of the words that are most...

Proper spelling of the words that are most relevant to the meaning of the thread is a courtesy to those who might otherwise think he's writing about coffee breaks, a musical break, or a bone injury....
06-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,914
Posted By Reflector Guy

Why? You don't actually have to replace your old...

Why? You don't actually have to replace your old bikes just because the cool kids have all moved on to discs.
06-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,590
Posted By Reflector Guy

You're on to something here. Larry's seatpost...

You're on to something here. Larry's seatpost probably sways the same way!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw
06-07-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wheel mine right in the front door and lean it...

I wheel mine right in the front door and lean it against the wall by the coat closet.
06-07-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,590
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe one of those other old seatposts is longer...

Maybe one of those other old seatposts is longer than the one you're currently using? It seems to me the effort to weld on a piece of seatpost to make your current one longer is more trouble than...
06-06-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By Reflector Guy

It would be a faster bike if it was red!

It would be a faster bike if it was red!
06-03-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,337
Posted By Reflector Guy

Or on the really cool bikes we had when we were...

Or on the really cool bikes we had when we were kids. One of the hand-me-down bikes I had as a kid was a purple 5-speed which had a big banana seat, a chrome sissy bar and a huge shifter that looked...
06-03-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,337
Posted By Reflector Guy

Last bike I had with gear pointers was a...

Last bike I had with gear pointers was a Claris-level bike; the higher models usually don't have them. But I really almost never looked at them anyway and the clear plastic windows eventually got...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,675
Posted By Reflector Guy

Oh, I am sure they can't be too awfully bad. You...

Oh, I am sure they can't be too awfully bad. You did have a shirt on, I assume?
05-26-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

That's understandable, because they are...

That's understandable, because they are constantly rotating jerseys, washing the sweaty ones and grabbing a clean one from the closet. But they recognize and remember you because you're the guy...
05-25-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

Larry reminds me of why I like riding by myself...

Larry reminds me of why I like riding by myself so much.
05-25-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

Hopefully Google doesn't choose this as an...

Hopefully Google doesn't choose this as an example of "mutually exclusive".
05-25-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

They're just fine with the no shirt, the...

They're just fine with the no shirt, the misadjusted brakes and whatever other issues your bike has, but they quibble over a legitimate piece of safety equipment? Are you riding with the Bizarro...
05-24-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

True, but to keep up with Larry (or to pass him),...

True, but to keep up with Larry (or to pass him), even the quietest car is making a lot of road noise..
05-24-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

Have you had your hearing checked lately? Teslas...

Have you had your hearing checked lately? Teslas aren't silent; once they're moving faster than a slow crawl they make about as much tire noise as most other cars.
05-24-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,788
Posted By Reflector Guy

What did bad drivers drive before there were...

What did bad drivers drive before there were Teslas?
05-20-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,196
Posted By Reflector Guy

My bike computer has a small battery, as does the...

My bike computer has a small battery, as does the sensor on the spokes. That's it unless I am riding at night. I don't carry a phone or other devices.

Anyone with a pacemaker or anything out of...
05-16-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,059
Posted By Reflector Guy

I would say the same here too. Where I ride (on...

I would say the same here too. Where I ride (on a couple well-known rail trails) I had never seen it as busy as I did in 2020. By 2021 it was much more back to normal.

It's been busy this year...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 737
Posted By Reflector Guy

I wish I was as fast as I was when I was 13!

I wish I was as fast as I was when I was 13!
04-28-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,976
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm sure I've got a Mimeographed set of...

I'm sure I've got a Mimeographed set of instructions around here someplace...
04-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,976
Posted By Reflector Guy

If you want to create some real confusion, try...

If you want to create some real confusion, try paying with Traveller's Checks. I'm not even sure the last time I've seen one besides the ones my parents have kept in a drawer all these decades.
04-20-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,181
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 Nothing throws gas on the "us vs. them"...

+2

Nothing throws gas on the "us vs. them" fire like the word cagers.
04-20-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 3,181
Posted By Reflector Guy

Same here. Occasionally I'll need to get...

Same here. Occasionally I'll need to get somewhere where the roads are just as described above but the adjacent sidewalks almost completely absent of pedestrians. I'll ride on the sidewalks there...
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