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02-08-24, 05:55 PM
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Posted By BTinNYC

Beautiful day, nearly 50 degrees. ...

Beautiful day, nearly 50 degrees.
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02-03-24, 07:13 PM
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Posted By SpedFast

What a beautiful day. 50°F and barely a wind....

What a beautiful day. 50°F and barely a wind. Logged 26 miles at a slower than normal pace because there was so much to see with the sun shining. Might go back out later and put a few miles in after...
02-01-24, 03:59 PM
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Posted By andrewclaus

I made another trip out to the San Xavier del Bac...

I made another trip out to the San Xavier del Bac Mission, on a 65-mile loop, mostly flat desert terrain. High winds this afternoon, 40 mph gusts, crosswinds for me. Rain coming in tonight and...
12-09-23, 01:56 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Since I am too wimpy to ride in rainy 40* temps,...

Since I am too wimpy to ride in rainy 40* temps, it’s back to the trainer. Have managed 60 miles with 7,500’ climbing in the last few days. Have been sleeping very well.
11-28-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,928
Posted By rsbob

The proper term for this is projection, which is...

The proper term for this is projection, which is defined as: placing your own negative traits or unwanted emotions onto others, usually without reason.

AFAIAC as long as people ride, that’s a good...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By Derailed

I'm optimistic that you'll be okay, but I'll keep...

I'm optimistic that you'll be okay, but I'll keep my fingers crossed on your behalf. Even though I ended up replacing my entire braking system, I don't think it was necessary. That is, I don't think...
11-09-23, 02:51 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

I did ride today. 15.2 miles. Stayed in town and...

I did ride today. 15.2 miles. Stayed in town and included the multi use Sycamore Trail. Rode the Sirrus.
11-08-23, 04:31 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

I mixed it up a bit today. Decided to put some...

I mixed it up a bit today. Decided to put some mileage on the 2 latest additions and ride my Sirrus last, one after another. No breaks other than swapping bikes and mapping another ride using Ride...
11-02-23, 06:42 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

I rode today. About a dozen trips around the...

I rode today. About a dozen trips around the block adjusting the seat and bars and brakes on a 30 year old Trek I picked up around noon. Saw it on Craig's List. It was only 5 minutes away. Couldn't...
11-02-23, 10:51 AM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Nice ride to Rockport, Mass. this morning ... ...

Nice ride to Rockport, Mass. this morning ...
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At the end...
10-27-23, 06:54 PM
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Posted By MasiMoe

Yesterday I finally got my B Day ride in before...

Yesterday I finally got my B Day ride in before the end of the year. Great weather in the 70's and no wind. Feeling pretty wiped out today but still managed a 2 1/2 mile beach walk with the wife and...
10-26-23, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

Intentional late start for today's ride. Nothing...

Intentional late start for today's ride. Nothing to write home about. 12.6 miles. 1hr 21 min. It's getting cooler. 55 degrees at the start. Fairly windy. Very glad I was able to get a ride in.
10-22-23, 09:52 PM
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Posted By rsbob

Got out the 82 Bianchi road bike and explored a...

Got out the 82 Bianchi road bike and explored a few of the backroads of the Pacific Northwest.
...
10-11-23, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

Figured it would be windy today but for once the...

Figured it would be windy today but for once the direction changed. I have a 2 mile long uphill grade that is normally tough but today it was easier. The wind was at my back. Wind on the flats...
10-10-23, 12:50 PM
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Posted By bharrisonb

Gloucester to Dane Street Beach in Beverly, MA...

Gloucester to Dane Street Beach in Beverly, MA (and back) this morning ...
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10-09-23, 03:36 AM
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Posted By Jughed

My sons first century - 12 years old, 17.8...

My sons first century - 12 years old, 17.8 rolling average.

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Forum: Commuting
10-05-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By Darth Lefty

Disc brakes usually don’t need to be bled unless...

Disc brakes usually don’t need to be bled unless there’s something wrong with them or you have to open the lines for some reason. Some people just like to mess with things and call it maintenance....
10-03-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27,047
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Posted By OldCruiser

Didn’t ride today , I went fishing instead! :)

Didn’t ride today ,
I went fishing instead! :)
09-28-23, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

Today was yard work day but got out early and...

Today was yard work day but got out early and rode 12.58 miles which included the marsh trail. I would normally not ride on yard work day but I picked up a new Specialized Sirrus X 3.0 yesterday and...
09-28-23, 05:27 AM
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Posted By andrewclaus

Rode a 65-mile loop from Golden to Boulder and...

Rode a 65-mile loop from Golden to Boulder and back through Denver yesterday, 2600' of climbing. Beautiful day with great views of the Flatirons and Long's Peak descending into Boulder Valley.
...
09-24-23, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

Feelin' like fall. Not sure I'm ready. Was in no...

Feelin' like fall. Not sure I'm ready. Was in no hurry this morning since it was only 62 degrees.
...
09-21-23, 05:10 AM
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Posted By 05 fuji

I got 17 miles on a nice fall weather day. ...

I got 17 miles on a nice fall weather day.

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09-19-23, 01:22 PM
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Posted By 2cam16

Rode some steel today to celebrate it's 40th...

Rode some steel today to celebrate it's 40th year. 1983 SL.
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09-18-23, 02:34 PM
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Posted By Leebob69

Took the weekend off. Let the ol' body rest,sort...

Took the weekend off. Let the ol' body rest,sort of. Was eager to ride this morning. Even found a nice new place to ride. 21.22 miles today. Found this on my ride...
09-05-23, 12:39 PM
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Posted By OldTryGuy

Wife's 73rd Birthday today so while she slept I...

Wife's 73rd Birthday today so while she slept I started riding at 1:34AM and completed 75.57 miles. 73 miles for her age and the extra 2.57 miles for GOOD MEASURE and to make the total a palindrome.
09-01-23, 07:26 PM
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Posted By goaliedad30

Starting September right ... sort of ....

We've been traveling, and just got the bikes back from the shop (since we were gone, we had some needed work done). My wife is out of town, but I decided I would take my nice new tires and freshly...
08-28-23, 04:41 PM
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Posted By philbob57

Did a couple of rides with son and 13 year-old GS...

Did a couple of rides with son and 13 year-old GS last week. Very difficult, since GS has NO concept of pacing. Sometimes 10 mph was too fast for him; sometimes 15 mph wasn't fast enough. At one...
08-17-23, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Jughed

44 miles, 5900’ climbing. my 12 year old...

44 miles, 5900’ climbing.

my 12 year old managed 30 miles, 3900’


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05-27-23, 04:15 PM
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Posted By Chuck M

Got a bonus ride in this afternoon with these...

Got a bonus ride in this afternoon with these two. The Tour de Neighborhood.
I'm thankful for every time they come to Meme and Papa's house that they want to ride bikes.

...
05-27-23, 01:40 PM
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Posted By DEK

Trying to get over a mental block to riding after...

Trying to get over a mental block to riding after a bad crash last June. Did 13 miles with 600+ feet of climbing today. It's a start.
05-22-23, 05:22 AM
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Posted By BTinNYC

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Gran Fondo NY + the Manhattan ride back and forth. Perfect...
05-20-23, 06:25 AM
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Posted By ZIPP2001

Never to old to take up riding

Before covid I used to do a men's group trail ride where the local bike shop would give me as many demo bikes as I needed. Most guys who came out didn't have bikes and hadn't been on a bike since...
05-13-23, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Wildwood

Always thankful to post this thread

Seattle area with near record highs, after a couple of months of near record lows.
I’ll take it. And so will many other cyclists, as so many were out today.
...
04-21-23, 05:28 AM
Replies: 27,047
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Posted By 05 fuji

A 1 mile ride certainly does not sound like much...

A 1 mile ride certainly does not sound like much but It was the first time since last August. I encountered damage from radiation for cancer that required 2 surgeries to repair.

For me that 1...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-23, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,338
Posted By Derailed

Favorite Disc-Brake Pad Material?

Is there a favorite pad material within the bike-commuting community for disc brakes and, if so, is that any different from that of mountain bikers?

I got my first disc-brake-equipped bicycle a...
02-17-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,843
Posted By BobbyG

My folks sent me this a few years ago: ...

My folks sent me this a few years ago:
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Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,776
Posted By stardognine

Definitely do as good of a sleeping bag as you...

Definitely do as good of a sleeping bag as you can afford. It just helps ya sleep better, by not having to worry about the weather. Worse than a good frost, is an unexpected snowfall, in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 19,324
Posted By Welshboy

Good weather in the UK so the fenders came off my...

Good weather in the UK so the fenders came off my CAADX. Not related to commuting but I'm fortunate to work outdoors in an area right next to a natural meadow that's absolutely teeming with life and...
04-10-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By caloso

Anytime I get on my bike, it’s a ride , whether...

Anytime I get on my bike, it’s a ride , whether it’s a mile or a hundred miles.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,706
Posted By Darth Lefty

Full lap today. I've mislaid about 15-20...

Full lap today.

I've mislaid about 15-20 minutes in my morning routine and haven't found them yet
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,706
Posted By pdlamb

Brr! But in six months that'll become, "This...

Brr! But in six months that'll become, "This morning the temp was 56f degrees. No jacket was needed."
Forum: Commuting
08-04-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 32,706
Posted By Darth Lefty

I am 44 years old and have been working on...

I am 44 years old and have been working on wheelies for about 40 years. Around junior high I figured it out but then I broke my collarbone (a story told elsewhere here) and once back had lost the...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 337,255
Posted By sjanzeir

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Ran into this little fellow while I was whizzing along a somewhat busy...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 122,261
Posted By Darth Lefty

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I feel like sometimes I complain a bit much...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 122,261
Posted By Darth Lefty

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Rode to the coffee house with 5yo kiddo on his...
10-08-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,208
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use 12/13-23/25 cassettes on both my 9 speed...

I use 12/13-23/25 cassettes on both my 9 speed bikes w/22-32-36/38 rings.

Since I don't need the chain wrap capacity of the Altus level RDER's (mine are 29T or less), I thought I'd try a Tiagra...
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