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Forum: Fatbikes
02-19-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,484
Posted By RB1-luvr

local weeknight short track series. It's only a...

local weeknight short track series. It's only a five-mile race, but I ride there and back which adds 40 miles.
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Forum: Fatbikes
02-08-24, 10:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 16,484
Posted By prj71

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Forum: Fatbikes
01-22-24, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By john m flores

I was wrong

I always looked at fatbikes as some sort of circus wagon, neither fish nor fowl and not a "real" bike. But I was at the local park after a trail run. A couple of guys were getting ready to head out...
06-16-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By SurferRosa

Start with the bike itself. Some vintage steel...

Start with the bike itself. Some vintage steel like this can really dress up a room:



:D
06-06-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By 79pmooney

You are mixing two completely separate things in...

You are mixing two completely separate things in the bolded type. 1) People are lazy. Once automatic transmissions became good enough to feel like a quality drive, wasn't hard at all for...
06-06-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 20,286
Posted By livedarklions

Think you might want to take a gander at the...

Think you might want to take a gander at the topic of this thread and the first post, which predates the one about this sign by several months.
TBH, "Construction Ride With Caution" would probably...
06-01-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By JoeyBike

Coincidentally to this thread, just today I was...

Coincidentally to this thread, just today I was crossing a roadway where two 4-lane roads meet with bike lanes, sidewalks, and Walk/Don't walk signage. I always look at the traffic (not necessarily...
05-30-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By work4bike

I also practice the Idaho Stop and have even done...

I also practice the Idaho Stop and have even done it in front of a cop. As long as you're not blowing thru and forcing others to hit the brakes, you have a very good chance of not being the subject...
05-30-23, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By daihard

Here in WA, the Safe Stop law only allows people...

Here in WA, the Safe Stop law only allows people on bike to treat stop signs as yield signs. In other words, we're still legally required to stop and wait at red lights. I'm not sure what the...
05-25-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By PeteHski

As a Tesla owner since 2018 I can safely say that...

As a Tesla owner since 2018 I can safely say that FSD is not up to the task of driving safely without close human supervision.

I actually prefer the simplified Autopilot which works very...
05-23-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By Troul

that would not be respected here. Rebellion...

that would not be respected here. Rebellion would happen.

We do need to adopt that Idaho stop. It only makes sense.
05-23-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By jon c.

Doesn't seem that cops around here care as long...

Doesn't seem that cops around here care as long as you aren't violating someone's ROW.
05-23-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By Chuck M

As far as I know, my local police force has not...

As far as I know, my local police force has not made a practice of stopping cyclists. I guess they are addressing other problems.
05-18-23, 04:10 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By flangehead

From the tweet that prompted the article: ...

From the tweet that prompted the article:

“It detected the pedestrian, but rather than slamming on the brakes it just proceeded through like a human would knowing there was enough time to do so.”...
05-17-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By livedarklions

Hey, them ambulances ain't gonna chase...

Hey, them ambulances ain't gonna chase themselves! Oh, wait, maybe they can. AI is unfair to lawyers!
05-17-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By pdlamb

Maybe California (and Arizona) need to write into...

Maybe California (and Arizona) need to write into a law or regulation that autonomous car software must be demonstrated by the CEO of the car company must cross the street in front of a car using...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,121
Posted By unterhausen

That tube is not repairable. It could be...

That tube is not repairable. It could be replaced, I doubt replacing it would be economic though
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,585
Posted By mstateglfr

Well of course you could. You could put a 25mm...

Well of course you could. You could put a 25mm tire on if you want.
Not sure why you would want to though.

A quality fast rolling tire, like gp5k, will be great in 32mm.
The difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,585
Posted By Russ Roth

This is true, there really is a mental feeling if...

This is true, there really is a mental feeling if you're used to older styles. If it doesn't feel hard something has gone wrong and I must have a flat or its slowing me down, even if the numbers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,585
Posted By Polaris OBark

Dog-eat-dog Kapitalizm: They are cheaping out...

Dog-eat-dog Kapitalizm: They are cheaping out with narrow 32mm tires, instead of putting 38mm tires on.
05-16-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Koyote

No. The function you want is inside your...

No.

The function you want is inside your brain. If you are embarking on a 75 mile ride, a very cheap and simple (non-GPS cycle computer) will keep track of your ride distance. Then you could just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 07:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,585
Posted By scottfsmith

32mm is a great tire width for an endurance bike....

32mm is a great tire width for an endurance bike. The speed penalty is minimal and the ride comfort and handling are much improved. I’m glad to hear they are putting 32mm on new endurance bikes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,585
Posted By yaw

Entry level bikes usually come with low quality...

Entry level bikes usually come with low quality and extra wide tyres to save cost and provide a more comfortable ride for the audience. The Domane is an endurance bike, so it will certainly come with...
05-16-23, 06:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,412
Posted By jon c.

In California most drivers would have stopped. ...

In California most drivers would have stopped. But maybe the car is programmed to be a Florida driver.
05-15-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 842
Posted By Iride01

On your Garmin device that has routing, if you...

On your Garmin device that has routing, if you make a route to navigate and put the Distance Remaining field on your screen, then you'll have pretty much what you are asking for. You also can...
05-08-23, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By GhostRider62

On my dead 1030, my favorite field was "Distance...

On my dead 1030, my favorite field was "Distance to Next", it would tell me consistently and precisely how far to the next turn on the loaded course (brevets) but not so much on the 1040. ...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 77,925
Posted By dphillips

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Forum: Fatbikes
05-01-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 77,925
Posted By Carl J

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04-24-23, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Iride01

I does take Garmin some time to get things worked...

I does take Garmin some time to get things worked out. You're on the bleeding edge of Garmin's technology with your Edge 1040. So you'll just have to to suffer the growing pains till Garmin figures...
04-24-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,717
Posted By Iride01

Once maybe twice a year I have a SNAFU with...

Once maybe twice a year I have a SNAFU with various Garmin sensors. It mysteriously resolves itself for the intervening period of time. This is both with my current Edge 530 and my old Edge 500. I...
04-12-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,192
Posted By prairiepedaler

Took 'em off, finally

After more than 5 months on, today was the day the studs came off and a non-studded interim tire set was put on. Man, does that feel good now. Deep winter riders know the feeling!
04-04-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By Polaris OBark

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04-04-23, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,031
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

First question would be, "How deep is the water...

First question would be, "How deep is the water for when you break through?" Getting wet in cold conditions isn't a trivial matter.
03-27-23, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By DaveSSS

I've used 48/31 and 46/30 GRX models and campy...

I've used 48/31 and 46/30 GRX models and campy chorus 48/32. No problems.
03-27-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By wayold

That's really interesting. I didn't know the SRAM...

That's really interesting. I didn't know the SRAM FDs would play with the GRX chain rings. Do you know what their limits are?
03-27-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By DaveSSS

I use a Shimano GRX 46/30 crank with 10-36...

I use a Shimano GRX 46/30 crank with 10-36 cassette. You can get a longer RD cage from cycles Chinook for $200 and allegedly use a 10-44. They seem to recommend a wolf tooth road link, but I'd try it...
03-27-23, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By Kontact

Seems like your limit is really lowering the FD...

Seems like your limit is really lowering the FD any more.

Time for a bigger cassette and MTB RD.
03-23-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Thanks. I should have defined what I meant by...

Thanks. I should have defined what I meant by "lower salt diet". I meant compared with the usual American diet. We've been eating a more-or-less Med diet for 50 years, natural foods, almost nothing...
03-22-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,143
Posted By essiemyra

I am back to reality biking in NH instead of the...

I am back to reality biking in NH instead of the warm weather biking I was doing down in FL in Feb and early March. Anyway, I did get out for a nice ride this morning. My first since coming home.
03-18-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,143
Posted By Wildwood

Bianchi 2021. Nice blog. ...

Bianchi 2021. Nice blog.

name,...brand,...designer,...liscensee,...

I like Bianchi, have owned a couple (only vintage).
03-18-23, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27,047
Views: 3,072,143
Posted By Wildwood

Hypno Toad - only viewed this thread today after...

Hypno Toad - only viewed this thread today after a while, :(.
What you did was a special accomplishment! :) Truly.
And for 50+, deserves a major 2 thumbs up! :thumb::thumb:

What is the red...
03-18-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,335
Posted By KWillets

Your blog is correct about Waikaloa beach access....

Your blog is correct about Waikaloa beach access. We once stayed in a condo there, but even as a legitimate guest I felt like a burglar walking around that resort.

IIRC there's public access all...
03-16-23, 11:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,335
Posted By tFUnK

Glad you made it happen. Sorry you were...

Glad you made it happen. Sorry you were overbiked. I guess since this was a special trip it was better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, anyway.
03-15-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By terrymorse

There's another reason to put salt in your drink:...

There's another reason to put salt in your drink: it helps transport liquid out of your gut and into your bloodstream. Riding with a belly full of plain water is not beneficial, and it can be...
03-14-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

No we built that straw man together here, some of...

No we built that straw man together here, some of us. I hear that all the time on BF. I should call people on it, but I don't like water fights.

I have a riding buddy who'll do a 60 mile, 3000'...
03-14-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, you're right, my renal physiology is rusty,...

Yeah, you're right, my renal physiology is rusty, and I was probably careless above. There are two things going on:

1. Plasma volume expansion is the main stimulus for urine production and this...
03-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,596
Posted By rumrunn6

I wonder if adding a little salt would help...

I wonder if adding a little salt would help someone "retain water"?

fwiw - I find cycling inhibits my urges. doesn't eliminate them. meaning if I was at home I might go, but on the bike I can...
03-13-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Fahrenheit531

That is freaking EPIC. Supercool. :thumb: So...

That is freaking EPIC. Supercool. :thumb:

So you took the Jeep the rest of the way to the summit, which is understandable... but then did you descend on your bike?
03-13-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By GhostRider62

Great going!! Was it twice as hard as your...

Great going!!

Was it twice as hard as your training ride from Estes Park into the Rocky Mt Park? Three times as hard?
03-13-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Iride01

Well also consider Mt Evans and Pikes Peak. Both...

Well also consider Mt Evans and Pikes Peak. Both in Colorado. I should have gone out to Hawaii when one of my son's was there for a few years. Now I have no other reason and my wife won't go just...
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