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08-17-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,197
Posted By TCollen

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is...

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is important that I maintain 9 emergency backup bicycles.
08-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20,532
Views: 3,579,735
Posted By TCollen

Several weeks ago I saw a car which had been...

Several weeks ago I saw a car which had been smashed by a full grown maple tree. The car had a curious dent in the roof.
08-02-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 63,953
Views: 9,848,090
Posted By TCollen

Steering wheel?!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/324734556381?hash=item4b9bb018dd:g:8y8AAOSwg1lhBIuT
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07-25-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,243
Posted By TCollen

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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The bike looks good, but what's that...
07-19-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 6,768
Posted By TCollen

I know a red bike is always faster and I'm...

I know a red bike is always faster and I'm certain a yellow jersey will make anyone faster.

I suppose this man/Neanderthal would become more aero if he shaved any part that wasn't clothed.
...
07-09-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,405
Posted By TCollen

Several weeks ago on a multi day, 200+ mile ride...

Several weeks ago on a multi day, 200+ mile ride with about 400 participants I passed no one. And on each day I left early, within 15 minutes of sunrise when most riders were still breaking down...
06-30-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,840
Posted By TCollen

I carry pepper spray. I've never had to use it,...

I carry pepper spray. I've never had to use it, but if I feel threatened ...
...
06-12-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,389
Posted By TCollen

Sheldon's site is backed up. 1. Go to...

Sheldon's site is backed up.
1. Go to Archive.org >
2. click on Wayback Machine >
3. enter https://www.sheldonbrown.com/
4. then when you hit the Go button you'll see the following, "Saved 1,550...
06-02-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,697
Posted By TCollen

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a...

All these stories remind me of a time I helped a friend work on a "small" 30 minute project. After several frustrating hours he told me I should leave. I said no, that I'd help him finish our fiasco....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,072
Posted By TCollen

I'm sorry to learn of your brother and hope he...

I'm sorry to learn of your brother and hope he reovers soon.

Regarding sleeves, I like UVoider because they're sized. Just measure your bicep and go from there. The company has 50+...
05-31-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,243
Posted By TCollen

Well that certainly beats Sheldon's helmet: ...

Well that certainly beats Sheldon's helmet:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x600/scb_eagle_jpeg_5cd0170e5939201eab1260b6273d4f8646071c3f.jpg
05-31-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,119
Posted By TCollen

Regarding low cost jerseys, this year I stopped...

Regarding low cost jerseys, this year I stopped wearing jerseys all together by opting for Dri-Fit (or similar) shirts. I just find them more comfortable.

Opted for Zoic road cycling shorts too...
05-28-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,243
Posted By TCollen

In Council Bluffs, Iowa. These sculptures (4 of...

In Council Bluffs, Iowa. These sculptures (4 of them in all) are at least 80' tall and are close to a bike trail. Whenever I have the misfortune of seeing them I think of a shipwreck.
...
05-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,719
Posted By TCollen

Preach it brother!

Preach it brother!
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,842
Posted By TCollen

I like the Grateful Dead (69, 72, 77 ​​​​​​YES!)...

I like the Grateful Dead (69, 72, 77 ​​​​​​YES!) so I hope I can get away with this old joke ->
Q: What did the Deadhead say when the drugs wore off?
A: This music sucks!
05-23-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,721
Posted By TCollen

Red Green also said, and I believe this applies...

Red Green also said, and I believe this applies here, "This of course is a temporary fix, unless it works."
Forum: Foo
05-23-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,842
Posted By TCollen

Maybe this is an example of what was meant by,...

Maybe this is an example of what was meant by, "Better living through chemistry."
05-23-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17,832
Views: 1,989,343
Posted By TCollen

It must have been difficult with that missing...

It must have been difficult with that missing front wheel and all. So were you able to maintain a wheelie the entire distance?
05-23-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By TCollen

Seriously, I had that issue until I cut back...

Seriously, I had that issue until I cut back drinking tea/water at night. Now I find that the frequent urination goes away if I drink nothing within 2 hrs of going to sleep. And don't bother with...
Forum: Touring
05-22-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,742
Posted By TCollen

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape...

... and with fitted clothing, if you add a cape you'll look like a super hero. But joking aside, if your "baggy street clothes" are comfortable, then go ahead and wear them. That's what 200,000,000...
05-18-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14,428
Views: 3,272,959
Posted By TCollen

Over the years I have found many Park tools in...

Over the years I have found many Park tools in the local pawn shop's bins of miscellaneous tools. Just last week two were found. Usually the price for miscellaneous tools is $5 for one handful. It's...
05-08-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,351
Posted By TCollen

I just had to share this one. ...

I just had to share this one.

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05-07-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By TCollen

"But during longer bike rides or runs I usually...

"But during longer bike rides or runs I usually just carry stuff for sugar and carbs. Sometimes sports oriented stuff like gels and gummies..."

Gels are good if you don't mind dealing with the...
05-07-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 24,889
Posted By TCollen

Okay, now you're getting personal. I'll soon be...

Okay, now you're getting personal. I'll soon be going on a pie ride, stopping for pie in 4 small Iowa towns.
...
05-07-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,115
Posted By TCollen

In the initial post, the 2nd question was, "What...

In the initial post, the 2nd question was, "What are you striving for/what's your goal?" The correct but very harsh answer is that every start-up's ultimate goal is to make lots of money. If one only...
04-13-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,560
Posted By TCollen

Coffee brown

I once had a metallic brown Raleigh road bike. Then at a garage sale I picked up a pair of perfect Raleigh school bus yellow fenders, and voilą!, such an ugly bike. I rode it with pride for years.
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