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05-07-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 176
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Posted By SpedFast

I have gotten to the point where I don't wave at...

I have gotten to the point where I don't wave at anyone unless they acknowledge me first. But even then, if they're riding on the sidewalk, going against the flow, just being idiots in general, I...
05-06-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,251
Posted By DaleDee

Oh, yes, very hirsute. You can tell by all the...

Oh, yes, very hirsute. You can tell by all the hair covering their ugly bodies. :)
05-05-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,251
Posted By beng1

I like the feeling of driving my stick-shift...

I like the feeling of driving my stick-shift Camry, and I know lots of people who have died in automobile crashes, but I could still give two-hoots about waving at other automobile drivers no matter...
05-05-23, 04:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,251
Posted By Joe Bikerider

I do my best to keep my finger hidden as I ride...

I do my best to keep my finger hidden as I ride past ebikes. I admit it twitches a little bit getting ready to be displayed since I hate ebikers so much but I try to resist.
05-05-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,251
Posted By wolfchild

Good job OP :thumb:...it's been a long while...

Good job OP :thumb:...it's been a long while since we last had a waving thread. We really needed another debate on what constitutes a proper cycling etiquette, mission accomplished
05-05-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By RB1-luvr

my favorite thing about the ice machine was the...

my favorite thing about the ice machine was the naps from the white noise it generated haha
05-05-23, 04:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By OldTryGuy

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
05-04-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 4,251
Posted By fredlord

I only wave at over-50 riders as young people...

I only wave at over-50 riders as young people have become invisible to me.
05-03-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By HeyItsSara

this thread should be moved to the Movies section

this thread should be moved to the Movies section
01-24-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By dicktill

I have some good news. After a year of pain and...

I have some good news. After a year of pain and very limited range of motion, I had my non-dominate left rotator cuff operated on last March at age 76. My surgeon said that my operation was worse...
01-24-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By RB1-luvr

58 now and still having issues with my rotator...

58 now and still having issues with my rotator cuff/detached bicep 4-hour surgery (lots of damage) when I was 45. I cannot remember how long I was off the bike. You'd think I'd remember that. I...
01-24-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,044
Posted By '02 nrs

shoulder surgery.

2002 & 2008 torn labrum repairs.52-58yo then.worse part was recovering "range & motion" in pt+scar tissue.2008 took 6 months of pt even with home excersizing.as described very much like boot camp...
05-11-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By BobsPoprad

To the OP, I used to ride groups. Then...

To the OP,

I used to ride groups. Then moving away forced me to ride solo, or maybe with one other rider.
I've gotten to the point where I enjoy riding solo, no pressure to keep up, go where and...
05-07-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By OldsCOOL

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…

I ride alone, yeahhhhh all by myself…
03-24-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By Kabuki12

I ride solo most of the time and have never been...

I ride solo most of the time and have never been involved in a formal club. I am in my late sixties and although I still ride classic racing bikes , I have no interest in going faster than what is...
03-23-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By downtube42

I keep getting back to where you said you like...

I keep getting back to where you said you like riding solo. If that's what you like, it seems that's what you should aim for. I don't know if that's a different type of cycling like gravel or trails,...
03-23-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By big john

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I...

An e-bike has certainly crossed my mind and I know several people who have them. For now I'll still provide the watts myself.

I have been riding with one club for 33 years and joined another a few...
03-23-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By Gundo

I can sympathize. Everyone in my club is younger...

I can sympathize. Everyone in my club is younger and faster. They wait for me on the hills but i feel bad about making them wait for me.
03-23-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,755
Posted By GhostRider62

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group...

Slow as molasses on the flats with no group riding discipline and once a Strava hill segment appears, it is off to the races. That is my club experience of late. I miss the 80/90's wheelman rides,...
12-29-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,111
Posted By HeyItsSara

too bad it didn't get a 2nd series like The least...

too bad it didn't get a 2nd series like The least expected Day did
11-20-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By botty kayer

Kenergizer Great story, thanks for sharing. I...

Kenergizer Great story, thanks for sharing. I love seeing a bikes history traced out like that so you can see it like a family tree. And yes I do wonder what happened to that TT bike, what a historic...
11-20-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By Fivethumbs

Roland Della Santa made me two custom bikes. We...

Roland Della Santa made me two custom bikes. We discussed this exact question and the answer is no, the red/white Bottecchias were made by Carnielli.. Also, the very first Lemonds were made by Della...
11-19-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By ThermionicScott

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great...

Welcome to the forums, Kenergizer ! Great hearing more of the back-story of that bike. :thumb:
11-18-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By Chombi1

Uhmmm,....... Wrong sea creature...... Those...

Uhmmm,.......
Wrong sea creature......
Those are Mavic "Patrick Star" cranksets!:rolleyes:
11-17-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By joesch

I also love the Mavic "clam shell"...

I also love the Mavic "clam shell" crankset.
11-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,818
Posted By Kenergizer

LeMond's '89 Bottecchia

Sorry it has taken me so long to discover this forum in general and to read through the thread about LeMond's '89 TdF bike. Since I am the owner of the bike that is on display at the Three Oaks, MI...
10-07-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,482
Posted By MinnMan

There are many forms of courtesy. Give it a...

There are many forms of courtesy.

Give it a rest.
10-06-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,023
Posted By Chuck M

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due...

I'd imagine the bulk of failures if any were due to user error. I trust my QRs as much as my modern thru axles.
10-06-21, 08:14 PM
10-06-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 76
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Posted By Eric F

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is...

The magic of Paris-Roubaix is that it is unpredictable, and you need a healthy dose of luck to go along with a tremendous athletic performance. Moscon got the short end of things in the luck...
10-06-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,482
Posted By Eric F

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front...

Ummm...what? Cobrelli was already in the front group when MVDP bridged up, and had been one of the driving forces. Once MVDP got there, Cobrelli rode a much more savvy race, and was able to...
10-05-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What's your favorite color? Now tell us why? ...

What's your favorite color? Now tell us why?

Gearing is like this, entirely personal preference. How low a gear do you need? Do you shift in the order of the numerical ratios or just leave the...
10-05-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,482
Posted By boozergut

Both the Femmes and Hommes races were some of the...

Both the Femmes and Hommes races were some of the best TV viewing I've ever seen.
10-04-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Barry2

"Thoughts"... I think you should tell us the...

"Thoughts"...
I think you should tell us the brand and model of the bike computer!
10-03-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,336
Posted By Clem von Jones

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can...

There's no such a thing as a bike where you can keep sitting and reach the ground with your foot. You have to get off the saddle and stand when you come to a stop. That's how cycling is. Maybe toy...
10-02-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,482
Posted By TourdeTRex

Despite the differential, seeing that £91,000 for...

Despite the differential, seeing that £91,000 for the Top 20 men is pretty bonkers compared to other pro sports. Can you imagine if the PGA was only coughing up $100k per Major? I realize that itís...
10-02-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,026
Posted By cb400bill

My urologist said that anyone who thinks that...

My urologist said that anyone who thinks that cycling affects their prostate doesn't understand human anatomy.
10-01-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,482
Posted By TourdeTRex

Whatever it takes to get more races back on...

Whatever it takes to get more races back on NBCSN! 🤣
09-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,304
Posted By kahn

Trek? If remember - handbuilt in Wisconsin. ...

Trek? If remember - handbuilt in Wisconsin. Until it was pickup truck run over in WA.
09-25-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,304
Posted By ThermionicScott

Companies like Trek and Schwinn offered US-made...

Companies like Trek and Schwinn offered US-made bikes next to imported models, so I don't buy that people "didn't have a voice" in this. They voted, as surely as if a ballot card were attached to...
09-25-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,304
Posted By Wildwood

No, don't give your money to offshore builders. ...

No, don't give your money to offshore builders.
Buy USA made frames.
There are scores of USA frame builders.

Components are Asian made mostly, but Campagnolo still makes most of their products...
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
08-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 420,091
Posted By mstateglfr

Why would you have a sweaty head after a 5mi...

Why would you have a sweaty head after a 5mi neighborhood ride that lasts less than 30min?

Dont wear a helmet if you don't want to wear a helmet. It doesn't affect me either way.
I wear one...
08-26-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,453
Posted By Dudelsack

Lots of good advice here. Not too long ago I...

Lots of good advice here.

Not too long ago I had convinced myself that I was slipping into heart failure, so I got a stress echo, which I passed.

I’m just a fat lazy hypochondriac.

A word...
01-21-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,123
Posted By SurferRosa

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a...

I gotta follow rule 8 due to rule 1. Guilt is a great motivator. Maybe I learned that every Sunday morning growing up.
01-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,123
Posted By Drillium Dude

How To Ride A Bike Forever

I recently received Rivendell's Parts & Accessories Fall-Winter 2000 No. 7 catalog after purchasing it on Ebay. Although not the version I thought it was (I was thinking it was the version with more...
01-11-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,355
Posted By rutan74

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the...

Job offers? That's great but I am now at the stage where I have less than 2 years to go before I embark on my final job, riding a bike full time. Right now, it feels like I am spending more time...
01-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,355
Posted By ZIPP2001

Job offers !

After a crazy Christmas season and ownership issues I decided to put some feelers out. Well that didn't take long with-in a weeks time and two interviews in two days I have two job offers. I have...
01-04-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,023
Posted By Jeff Wills

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She...

A friend of mine is a cyclist and a quilter. She and her husband ride together a bunch. (He's not a quilter.)

My wife has 1 bike, I have 6. She let's me keep all the bikes in the garage, along...
01-04-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,023
Posted By Classtime

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That...

Sounds like you have room for two bikes. That means you really have room for three😊
If you can sell one before or soon after you acquire another for more than you paid for it and let your wife know...
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