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02-13-24, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,404
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I don't know how useful these 'cyclist deaths per...

I don't know how useful these 'cyclist deaths per 100k population' statistics are. Some places have more cyclists and some places fewer. You need to normalize it to something like cyclist deaths per...
Forum: Introductions
12-31-23, 01:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By Alan K

Bless your heart! :) [Spent some time there....

Bless your heart! :)

[Spent some time there. ;)]
12-08-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,035
Posted By ztmlgr

Earlier this year, on a whim, I decided to try...

Earlier this year, on a whim, I decided to try and set yearly PRs for hours, miles, and elevation. This is all on the roads, no trails. My previous yearly Strava PRs were 720 hours, 8,300 miles,...
Forum: Touring
12-04-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,957
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Your photo of the Penny Farthing reminded me of a...

Your photo of the Penny Farthing reminded me of a bikepacker I saw in Iceland nine years ago.

But, since he only has one wheel, maybe he was a uni-packer instead of a bikepacker?
...
12-03-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,625
Posted By Troul

aimlessly & as speeds increase, willnilly. add...

aimlessly & as speeds increase, willnilly. add in challenging surfaces conditions, it skillfully goes haphazardly.
11-20-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,334
Posted By Biker395

My plan: 1. Use it or lose it. 2. All...

My plan:

1. Use it or lose it.
2. All things in reasonable moderation.
3. Ignore charlatans with a profit motive and pay attention to clinical trials or other peer reviewed information....
11-20-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,334
Posted By seypat

I don't why people are harping about it. The...

I don't why people are harping about it. The alternative to getting old is not very good either.
11-04-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By CA90290

I Like to Ride

I like to ride. I ride road; I ride dirt. I ride the beach path in the winter when itís overcast and quiet with pounding white surf. PCH south of Sunset to the bike path is SCARY. I like to go slow...
10-22-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,831
Posted By tcs

Fenix.

Fenix.
10-10-23, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By rsbob

OR, carry cans of spray paint and paint a line on...

OR, carry cans of spray paint and paint a line on each street you ride on. Sure itís more expensive than a yellow highlighter, but you wonít get on a previously marked street by mistake. :speedy:
10-02-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,318
Posted By rosefarts

Definitely for road racing. Iíve done...

Definitely for road racing.

Iíve done several gravel ďracesĒ in the past few years that are only grouped by age, something like 18-55.

Everybody starts, even the guys that are going to win....
09-24-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Crankycrank

Simple. When the sealant no longer stops the leak...

Simple. When the sealant no longer stops the leak is when you use a plug.
09-22-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,688
Posted By SirMike1983

It is very difficult to keep a family company...

It is very difficult to keep a family company going. Each generation has to enter the business, acquire the necessary skills and knowledge, run the business, and then pass it on to the next. It's not...
09-19-23, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By terrymorse

I've heard it explained this way: power...

I've heard it explained this way:

power increases with size, but not as quickly as body mass, so power-to-weight ratio favors smaller riders
power increases with size, but more quickly than...
09-17-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

It takes me at least an hour to get properly...

It takes me at least an hour to get properly warmed up. I think it's all about the generation of nitric oxide in the endothelium. After a while, our hearts don't have to work as hard to pump the same...
09-15-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,321
Posted By Broctoon

Someone once made the following observation,...

Someone once made the following observation, which I think is true for many people:
Everything invented before you were born is taken for granted.
Something invented between your birth and your...
09-14-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,002
Posted By gringomojado

I get on the bike from only the left side! gm

I get on the bike from only the left side!

gm
09-11-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,008
Posted By PeteHski

This is certainly not normal and sounds pretty...

This is certainly not normal and sounds pretty extreme. I would seek medical advice on this one. This doesnít suddenly happen overnight when you hit 55. As you say a switch has been flipped here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-23, 07:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,715
Posted By RJC1811

As a kid I could ride a wheelie around the block...

As a kid I could ride a wheelie around the block and no hands was second nature. When me and my buddies stopped for pizza we would take the last slice and eat it as we rode. Now it’s a couple things....
07-28-23, 03:02 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,627
Posted By Broctoon

Also, if she asks, "You're wearing that?" this is...

Also, if she asks, "You're wearing that?" this is always a rhetorical question, i.e., "Yes" is not an acceptable answer. The question is actually code for "You're not wearing that. Go back upstairs...
07-28-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,627
Posted By Eric F

In my experience, telling my wife that her...

In my experience, telling my wife that her opinions are a waste of time and energy probably isn't going to go very well for me.
07-19-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

this is how it's done ...

this is how it's done

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqFlZUbJBRg
07-18-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By rsbob

Like these? The Orbea, I find particularly...

Like these? The Orbea, I find particularly obnoxious since Orbea appears about 10X on the frame. Where’s my sharpie? (Both mine).

To answer the OP: Nope. Not really. Still don’t like all the...
07-18-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,760
Posted By Troul

What's worsers is the downtube logos.

What's worsers is the downtube logos.
07-06-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,805
Posted By SkinGriz

Thanks. Track ends seem like a PITA for a bike...

Thanks. Track ends seem like a PITA for a bike not on the track. Wheel goes wrong way for chain removal and back brake doesnít stay lined up if using one.
06-29-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,558
Posted By tcs

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity-shaddox.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity-shaddox.html
06-29-23, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,310
Posted By Jughed

Since you can get all over Europe via train......

Since you can get all over Europe via train... the Alps are calling, the Pyrenees are calling...


100% Bucket List items.
06-28-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,597
Posted By CAT7RDR

I called my girlfriend once for a ride when my...

I called my girlfriend once for a ride when my saddle assembly exploded while riding on a rickety bridge and fell into a river.
Her reply, "Who do you think I am? Your wife?" :D
06-20-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,504
Posted By nomadmax

Stop doing yard work. Hire it done.

Stop doing yard work. Hire it done.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,832
Posted By bampilot06

I used to crash a lot. Now I donít.

I used to crash a lot. Now I donít.
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By GhostRider62

Saturday's NJ600 was so well run as usual with...

Saturday's NJ600 was so well run as usual with such nice and kind volunteers, They are kind even busting your chops. I could not get my leg over the saddle (I never can) at I guess 200 mile...
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By GhostRider62

I managed to drag my old bones around 600k with...

I managed to drag my old bones around 600k with three punctures and only one asthma attack in Princeton with lower in evening temperatures and what seemed like a 10 alarm fire, which I could not...
Replies: 76
Views: 13,833
Posted By girona

I've been testing several saddles myself in the...

I've been testing several saddles myself in the last few months... I can be comfortable on a number of saddles on a 200k, 300k and up to 400k brevets. I haven't found a saddle yet that is ok for...
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By clasher

I did my local 300, a tough one with ~2400m...

I did my local 300, a tough one with ~2400m listed on the rwgps but ~2900m recorded by two of us, one garmin and one wahoo. I was aiming for 12h ride time, 14h total. Finished in 13:48, with 2h stop...
05-01-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By 3alarmer

FS: Motobecane Grand Jubilee (60 cm)

.
...pretty much all original, but with the addition of new Sun rims on the original hubs. $500.

Newer VO saddle that is more comfortable for me than the original, and new MKS pedals that are big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By GhostRider62

I just want to recognize something significant. ...

I just want to recognize something significant. Peter and I agree on something. That fact alone is probably sufficient to postpone foot surgery. LOL
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By GhostRider62

If anyone wants to make a quick buck, take off my...

If anyone wants to make a quick buck, take off my handlebar tape plug. There is a baggie with 2 Benjies on one side and spare spokes on the other. I can't remember which side is which.

My 400k...
03-28-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,019
Posted By beng1

Since I began driving over 40 years ago I have...

Since I began driving over 40 years ago I have noticed that it is normal for automobile drivers to be impatient and stupid. In fact it has nothing to do with them driving at all, in general humans...
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By NJgreyhead

Update: Despite the windy, wet and raw day, 33...

Update: Despite the windy, wet and raw day, 33 riders finished (out of 34 who started, with 20 DNS's). Kudos. Thankfully, the threatened thunderstorms never materialized....
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By twolve

I just registered for our local Minnesota...

I just registered for our local Minnesota Randonneurs and got my RUSA number, I am looking forward to lots of riding this spring and summer.
02-21-23, 10:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,311
Posted By tempocyclist

I shall from now on refer to my recovery rides as...

I shall from now on refer to my recovery rides as sub putzing rides. 😄
02-20-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 25,862
Posted By PeteHski

Well there's this again (which didn't pass the...

Well there's this again (which didn't pass the Jeff Neese peer review):-

Hugh Hunt - Cambridge University - Are Gyroscopic Effects Significant When Riding A Bicycle ?...
Replies: 64
Views: 6,321
Posted By antimonysarah

Was in the Netherlands for non-cycling reasons,...

Was in the Netherlands for non-cycling reasons, decided what the heck and brought my brevet bike with me and did a 200k with Randonneurs NL last weekend. Really lovely weather for the location & time...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,111
Posted By mcours2006

I wasn't a cyclist when my kids were young, but I...

I wasn't a cyclist when my kids were young, but I was a runner. I would get up a 5 am before the kids were up, get the run in and be back before they woke up. Nowadays, I still get in a long ride...
01-24-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,674
Posted By genejockey

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save...

At Genentech, BITD, we used to say you can save yourself hours in the library by spending a couple months in the lab.
12-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,484
Posted By smd4

Park vintage 4,5,6 mm Allen tri wrench.

Park vintage 4,5,6 mm Allen tri wrench.
12-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
Posted By Trakhak

I notice that we older guys are exhibiting an...

I notice that we older guys are exhibiting an increasing (and, speaking for myself, slightly worrying) tendency to answer questions that weren't asked anywhere in a given thread. Here, the suggestion...
12-21-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,904
Posted By cyclophilia

Do the research and tell your heirs where to take...

Do the research and tell your heirs where to take the instruments and bicycles after your demise.

Then play your guitars, ride your bicycles, and enjoy your life.

We are blessed to have...
12-20-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 76,324
Posted By Robvolz

Message me next time your headed in to the Bike...

Message me next time your headed in to the Bike Farm

ill show you the secret stash
12-13-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,082
Posted By livedarklions

A saddle is a kind of seat, a seat may or may not...

A saddle is a kind of seat, a seat may or may not be a saddle.

Recumbent bikes don't have saddles, right?
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