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11-16-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By Reflector Guy

Just out of curiosity, how long have you lived in...

Just out of curiosity, how long have you lived in the area? Can you write a few paragraphs about the stunning natural beauty of the trail that isn't copied from the Washington Trails Association...
11-15-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,960
Posted By Reflector Guy

Build it in someone else's back yard!

Build it in someone else's back yard!
11-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,637
Posted By Reflector Guy

37 years here..... I feel your pain!

37 years here..... I feel your pain!
11-10-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,497
Posted By Reflector Guy

Sounds good to me! :thumb:

Sounds good to me! :thumb:
11-05-22, 09:42 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,181
Posted By Reflector Guy

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists...

Silly me, I had interpreted "groups of cyclists riding in packs" to mean families with kids, couples riding side-by-side chatting, newbies riding in groups so they can talk, etc, etc.
11-02-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,677
Posted By Reflector Guy

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are...

The Park Tools videos with Calvin Jones are always good when there's a new kind of brake caliper or derailleur that needs some fine adjustments.
11-02-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,677
Posted By Reflector Guy

I like their videos with Manon Lloyd..... She...

I like their videos with Manon Lloyd..... She always has a fun time and a good attitude no matter what wet or cold bike ride they're embarked on.
10-30-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,384
Posted By Reflector Guy

Do the other cyclists ask to borrow your Grey...

Do the other cyclists ask to borrow your Grey Poupon?

(Members under about 40 or so won't get the reference)
10-27-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Reflector Guy

Rydabent would probably have apoplexy if he saw a...

Rydabent would probably have apoplexy if he saw a bike like that. But even he would have to admit that the rider won't be staring down at his wheel.
10-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,911
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cold, rain and wind. Long hours at work; I come...

Cold, rain and wind.
Long hours at work; I come home and it's already starting to get dark this time of year.
Other hobbies take up a lot of time.
My mom died in January, and taking care of her...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,454
Posted By Reflector Guy

If one of them reaches over and shifts your bike...

If one of them reaches over and shifts your bike into the hardest gear, or jams a tire pump into your spokes, that's usually a sign they'd rather not have you along.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By Reflector Guy

New Bike Day (well, new to me that is)

Is it wrong to have two bikes in Celeste green? I picked up this lightly-used 2021 Infiniti XE this week, after a couple years looking for one and hemming and hawing over (and eventually missing out...
10-21-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,937
Posted By Reflector Guy

Our records show you as being opposed to e-bikes....

Our records show you as being opposed to e-bikes.

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1260019-i-don-t-like-electric-bicycles.html
10-20-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,125
Posted By Reflector Guy

You only see the Trending page if you go the Bike...

You only see the Trending page if you go the Bike Forums home page..... If you go straight to the Forums page you won't have to see Trending at all.
10-18-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 744
Views: 19,227
Posted By Reflector Guy

Bonus points if you can get it for free from a...

Bonus points if you can get it for free from a nearby dumpster.
10-18-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 4,060
Posted By Reflector Guy

LOL I wonder what the perpetrator thought when he...

LOL I wonder what the perpetrator thought when he got back and "his" bike was missing! Glad you were able to get it back! :thumb:
10-14-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By Reflector Guy

As Billy Martin famously said (in the Lite beer...

As Billy Martin famously said (in the Lite beer commercial), "I feel very strongly both ways".

I have a cheapie Allen trunk-mounted rack which I use on my rusty old beater. It's cheap and...
10-13-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,558
Posted By Reflector Guy

Now that you mention it, it seems we're long...

Now that you mention it, it seems we're long overdue for one of those threads where someone asks us our opinion.... And then proceeds to argue with everyone who responds as to why we're all wrong.
10-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 2,978
Posted By Reflector Guy

Were you drafting on someone's wheel? Might want...

Were you drafting on someone's wheel? Might want to hang back next time so you can spot such hazards in the road.
10-12-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,695
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 My old Sears 10-speed (2x5) was awful on...

+2

My old Sears 10-speed (2x5) was awful on hills. Back when I lived in Peoria IL, there were various hills up and out of the river valley that I had to walk; they were too steep for that...
10-11-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,024
Posted By Reflector Guy

I don't like the similarly-spelled malort. In...

I don't like the similarly-spelled malort. In all honesty, I haven't tried it..... But I've heard nothing good about it!
10-11-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,024
Posted By Reflector Guy

I thank you for maintaining the E-bike opinion...

I thank you for maintaining the E-bike opinion database. That's one down, 473,103 more members to go....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,439
Posted By Reflector Guy

And their stems and seatposts are made in China. ...

And their stems and seatposts are made in China. A disappointment, really, when one ponies up the premium price hoping to get something that isn't made in China.
10-06-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,536
Posted By Reflector Guy

Big Gravel works in mysterious ways.

Big Gravel works in mysterious ways.
10-03-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,161
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's that time of year..... Right now I can ride...

It's that time of year..... Right now I can ride after work if I start immediately as soon as I get home; in another week or so I may as well eat first and then ride afterward, in darkness.
09-16-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,903
Posted By Reflector Guy

Awwww, man, and I even made a helpful post in the...

Awwww, man, and I even made a helpful post in the thread! I let my "trolldar" defenses down!
09-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,903
Posted By Reflector Guy

And air brakes and electric brakes, but I doubt...

And air brakes and electric brakes, but I doubt anyone has ever adopted either of them to a bicycle...
09-14-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,446
Posted By Reflector Guy

With Larry, every ride is a race. Even when the...

With Larry, every ride is a race. Even when the other person doesn't even know it.
09-07-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's not that e-bikes go so fast that bothers me,...

It's not that e-bikes go so fast that bothers me, instead it's the way they tend to chase other bikes, knock them down and steal their lunch money.
09-06-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 12,639
Posted By Reflector Guy

Where I ride, the e-bikes aren't even allowed as...

Where I ride, the e-bikes aren't even allowed as per the rules... "No motorcycles, no motorized bicycles or gas- or electric-assisted cycles of any kind". But there they are. I suspect sometime...
09-06-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

Who are you, and what did you do with the real...

Who are you, and what did you do with the real Rydabent?
09-01-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,255
Posted By Reflector Guy

All too often, the good dumpsters are already...

All too often, the good dumpsters are already picked over. I hate when that happens!

I need a gravel bike so I can get to some of them that are off the beaten path.
09-01-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 960
Posted By Reflector Guy

The tough ones to remember are the various...

The tough ones to remember are the various hand-me-downs we had as kids. We lived near this much-larger family that had about eight kids, all of them older. We got ALL their old bikes, clothes,...
09-01-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,789
Posted By Reflector Guy

I was picturing a Big Wheel, but we're certainly...

I was picturing a Big Wheel, but we're certainly on the same wavelength here. Great minds think alike!
08-31-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,663
Posted By Reflector Guy

Obviously the OP is re-tracing my route to...

Obviously the OP is re-tracing my route to school, from when I was a kid. He forgot to mention there was waist-deep snow the whole trip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 on the bar tape. You just know the old tape...

+2 on the bar tape. You just know the old tape has someone else's DNA soaked into it!
08-30-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 671
Posted By Reflector Guy

January must've come early to some parts of the...

January must've come early to some parts of the world, based on some of the threads posted lately.
08-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,663
Posted By Reflector Guy

Cool story bro! Keep us up to date if there are...

Cool story bro! Keep us up to date if there are any further bulletins.
08-23-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

I'm not sure that's the reason.... But since you...

I'm not sure that's the reason.... But since you mentioned, it, yeah, because you ride a 'bent also! :recum:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,956
Posted By Reflector Guy

I try to hang back towards the rear and ride at...

I try to hang back towards the rear and ride at the extreme right side of the group. Easiest access to the dumpsters from there.
08-23-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day...

It's Tuesday..... It's probably Ice Cream Day back at the "home" and they wouldn't want you to miss it!
08-23-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

So the thread title is really kind of misleading,...

So the thread title is really kind of misleading, no?
08-23-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

....Or with the occasional random recumbent rider...

....Or with the occasional random recumbent rider who happens to come along as you're trying to deal with a flat tire?
08-22-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

Maybe he didn't want to miss out on all the good...

Maybe he didn't want to miss out on all the good dumpsters along the way. :beer:
08-22-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

That the other cyclist was riding with his head...

That the other cyclist was riding with his head looking down at the front wheel, thus not seeing the pothole or whatever other hazard caused the flat, instead of looking forward in the more-relaxed...
08-22-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

That is most likely very close. All that's...

That is most likely very close. All that's missing is the manner in which he asked how much the bike cost.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot.... OP could tell just by looking!
08-22-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By Reflector Guy

Of course he was.

Of course he was.
08-18-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,600
Posted By Reflector Guy

For a few months, you say? Yes, either get new...

For a few months, you say? Yes, either get new tires beforehand and bring them along as spares, or install the new ones and bring the old ones as spares. You don't want to gamble on the...
08-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 332
Posted By Reflector Guy

+2 We need to see the whole braking unit thing,...

+2
We need to see the whole braking unit thing, to know if the full hexagonal torque-applying attachment set will be able to fix it, or not.
08-08-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,669
Posted By Reflector Guy

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are...

But if you ride facing traffic, the cars are still going to have to swerve half way out if the lane also. That hasn't changed just because you're now riding against traffic, except now it'll be much...
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