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11-08-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,182
Posted By Chuck Naill

What I see are bicyclists who ride trails and...

What I see are bicyclists who ride trails and hills and bicyclists who use bikes for transportation. I could imagine the electric bikes to be becoming more popular for transportation.
11-03-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 474
Posted By Smokinapankake

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there...

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there was more clearance to aggressively slide the tool in and out, thereby effecting a much quicker cut. So, with nothing to lose but a finger or two and a...
10-24-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,695
Posted By indyfabz

Heh. Riding across the country loaded I did just...

Heh. Riding across the country loaded I did just that near the summit of Brandon Gap in Vermont. My cycle computer literally read 0 mph for a second, but I never walked. When I got to the top some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,770
Posted By genejockey

If I were a rich guy, in addition to being a fat...

If I were a rich guy, in addition to being a fat guy, I would be that guy.
Replies: 31
Views: 1,465
Posted By unterhausen

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding...

I forget if I mentioned this before, but riding with an unregistered rider is against the rules for registered riders. So nobody can predict if this will cause problems for OP.
09-20-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Random11

My Third Century

When I started cycling almost five years ago, a Century seemed like a "bucket list" accomplishment--something I'd like to do, but wasn't sure I'd ever be able to. Someone had posted on BF (and I've...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By atwl77

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they...

Sept 15-18 was my country's BRM1000, and they really picked a challenging route for this brevet.

Even before the ride began, it was quite a logistical challenge. The most glaring obstacle was in...
08-22-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By livedarklions

Didja ever notice that in the age of social media...

Didja ever notice that in the age of social media every incident, no matter how trivial, is now a morality play?

I've been known to walk 10 miles for fun.
08-21-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 9,038
Posted By genejockey

I felt bad that I had no tubes, until I met a man...

I felt bad that I had no tubes, until I met a man with no pump.
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,461
Posted By BlazingPedals

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every...

As someone once put it, you train the hill. Every time you get to a hill, you hit it hard. By mid-summer the hills will see you coming, recognize you, and lie down in submission. I think the logic is...
07-30-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,124
Posted By seypat

Wear a brimmed cap under your helmet. It will...

Wear a brimmed cap under your helmet. It will act as an awning.
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By atwl77

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the...

DNF another one this weekend - it's dubbed the toughest BRM600 in my country, and aptly named The Big Hills Challenge 3.0 which is sort of an annual event. This year's route is practically similar to...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By ThermionicScott

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these...

"Drivel"? Nah, I enjoy reading all of these stories. You learn a lot about yourself and others on brevets, and also have a lot of time to sit with that. :)

My college buddy and I rode the Apple...
07-11-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,495
Posted By Kapusta

Some are noisy as a byproduct of the design. And...

Some are noisy as a byproduct of the design. And most of these were higher end hubs in the past.

I think that has resulted in some perception that loud hubs are high end.

As a result I think...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By atwl77

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend....

Did my second 300k of the season last weekend. Weather has been quite wet the preceding week, with heavy monsoon rain throughout the weekday, so I was preparing for a wet ride. Got trolled by the...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By NJgreyhead

Juneteenth 2022 populaire

Today was the NJ Randonneurs 117km Juneteenth populaire, hosted by Nigel (who had finished a pre-ride of a 400km route 4 hours before this 6 a.m. start).

The riders had to contend with a bit of...
06-17-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

They are changing their carbon bikes after a few...

They are changing their carbon bikes after a few years out of choice rather than necessity. People buying steel bikes are by definition not concerned about having the latest frame tech, so it's...
06-13-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,616
Posted By Rolla

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride...

People are dicks. Doesn’t matter what they ride or if they ride
06-13-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,046
Posted By PeteHski

To be fair you did start off your alternative...

To be fair you did start off your alternative reality with "I imagine"
06-11-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By crowbike

Remove the seatpost and invert the bike. If any...

Remove the seatpost and invert the bike. If any water drains out leave the seatpost out for whatever time it takes dry.
06-11-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By andrewclaus

Ditto the above. I assume you were careful with...

Ditto the above. I assume you were careful with the hose, and didn't direct a jet of water into the bearings. Cartridge seals aren't that good.

RD jockey wheels are easy enough to clean out when...
06-09-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 7,204
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: I have to work on my "judgement" as-in,...

:thumb: I have to work on my "judgement" as-in, riding over ice thinking to myself, this may end badly, & yet I continue ... WTH man, did you not just hear that conversation you just had w/ yourself?
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By NJgreyhead

Did a pre-ride of the upcoming Juneteenth...

Did a pre-ride of the upcoming Juneteenth Underground Railroad populaire, put on by NJ Randonneurs.
...
06-07-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,273
Posted By rm -rf

I sometimes get strong leg cramps later in the...

I sometimes get strong leg cramps later in the day after a big ride. It's overworking the muscles, not electrolytes. Occasionally, the cramp is strong enough to be sore for a couple of days. But...
05-31-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,634
Posted By gearbasher

Some T-shirts. At least the ones I can find. ...

Some T-shirts. At least the ones I can find.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,947
Posted By PeteHski

Read this. ...

Read this.

https://cyclingtips.com/2016/09/how-to-ride-the-perfect-time-trial-constant-power-vs-variable-power/

TLDR: You need to put out more effort on the climbs than the descents if you want...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By antimonysarah

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend!...

We also had our fleche weekend this past weekend! I had kind of originally hoped to do a night start as well, but the people I could scare up to ride with me wanted a day start, plus I then got...
Replies: 103
Views: 8,553
Posted By clasher

I did an evening start flèche this past weekend...

I did an evening start flèche this past weekend too! We started at 6pm Friday, had a 405km route planned. We had some stiff headwinds for the first 200km, though we'd planned a 2h sleep stop just...
05-22-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,432
Posted By Barry2

Get a bike fit. Best money I’ve spent ...

Get a bike fit.

Best money I’ve spent

Barry
05-16-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,814
Posted By Chuck M

The drink beer workaround will lead to frequent...

The drink beer workaround will lead to frequent urination.
05-14-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 870
Posted By gobicycling

My wife, Nora, approaching her 85th birthday.

Nora, in her 85th year, riding the neighborhood with human power.
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03-31-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,322
Posted By roth rothar

Mary Ellen Moffat :cry: Jaws Comparing...

Mary Ellen Moffat :cry:

Jaws Comparing Scars Short - YouTube
03-28-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By nlerner

Bicycling in 1898

Someone in my regional rando group posted this link:

https://www.gutenberg.org/files/58444/58444-h/58444-h.htm

Lots of hilarious opinion of the era. In keeping with a recent thread on tire...
03-27-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By steine13

>> so the old stale worries stay around and the...

>> so the old stale worries stay around and the new ones are overwritten.

That's not how my brain works.
For example, I used to worry about dying young, and now I don't.

cheers -mathias
03-25-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,265
Posted By eaglesandcycling

recumbent riders sure an interesting group!

recumbent riders sure an interesting group!
03-22-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By jrg1244

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is...

Pedals off is the answer. Only other advice is find a gentle downhill and let them coast downhill with no pedals to get the feeling, as many times as they need to in order to get the feeling of...
03-22-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By Herzlos

Lower the seat and take the pedals off, so it's...

Lower the seat and take the pedals off, so it's like a large balance bike. Get him to "walk" the bike about for a while getting used to balancing, turning and stopping.

Then put the pedals back on...
03-20-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,741
Posted By prairiepedaler

Bicycle built for two

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02-26-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 598
Posted By Hypno Toad

It took nearly 14 hours, and I'm a total wreck...

It took nearly 14 hours, and I'm a total wreck the next day, but I completed my vEversting on Alpe du Zwift yesterday ... and didn't need an ER or IVs! I'll work on a blog post and share the link...
02-22-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,995
Posted By Michellemayer

Bom dia. Que ideia maravilhosa, a família deve...

Bom dia.
Que ideia maravilhosa, a família deve de adorar.
Parabéns!
Por ai a diversão é garantida.

Michelle M
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,873
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Perhaps because you were touring on a loaded...

Perhaps because you were touring on a loaded bike?



I think the apt "ism" you meant is "consumerism"?

I love the life this thread has taken even though we have convinced Symox to buy another...
02-14-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,596
Posted By grant40

Our colorful bikes

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01-16-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 39,708
Posted By BTinNYC

County Route 358, Rensselaerville, NY ...

County Route 358, Rensselaerville, NY
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01-15-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By DonkeyShow

Screwdriver in one hand and tequila in the other.

Screwdriver in one hand and tequila in the other.
01-08-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,819
Posted By Korina

Is this the best explanation of chain stretch ever?

Yes. Yes it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWemvEfYoBY
01-06-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 15,995
Posted By simson

That's pretty sweet!

That's pretty sweet!
11-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,754
Posted By ClydeClydeson

1. Remove pedals from bike - left side pedal has...

1. Remove pedals from bike - left side pedal has reverse (left hand) threads, right pedal has normal (right hand) threads. You generally need a 15mm wrench to remove or install pedals.
2. Lower the...
11-20-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,630
Posted By cyrano138

In my life, I've stripped the threads out of not...

In my life, I've stripped the threads out of not one, but two, crank arms because I forgot to remove the crank bolt first.
11-20-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Kapusta

I got the shifter fixed, and have about 4 rides...

I got the shifter fixed, and have about 4 rides on the steel fork.

The difference is noticeable. Not sure I can say which I think is “better”

It seems like the CF fork is a little more smooth...
11-18-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,047
Posted By Phil_gretz

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local...

I've spoken with long-time staff at my local co-op. They have (historically) taken the finest parts away from the general public bins and either display them in cases (for sale at higher prices) or...
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