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10-27-23, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26,931
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Posted By Charles Lathe

I made my first ride as a seventy year old today.

I made my first ride as a seventy year old today.
Forum: Touring
09-27-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 395,551
Posted By northbend

The Gap of Dunloe, Ireland. 2023 ...

The Gap of Dunloe, Ireland. 2023
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52922697216_b658a44689_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2oCAE5Q)A ride you dream of (https://flic.kr/p/2oCAE5Q) by Matthew Pendergast...
Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 395,551
Posted By bharrisonb

My favorite photo from my cross country bike tour...

My favorite photo from my cross country bike tour ( NYC to Vancouver, BC) in 1979 (http://ccbt1979.blogspot.com/). In Wyoming , after climbing / descending the Big Horn Mountains.
...
Forum: Touring
08-11-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,415
Posted By tcs

I'm more of an old school shiny silver guy....

I'm more of an old school shiny silver guy. Rohloff + drop bars w/ Gilles Berthoud shifter.
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08-10-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,400
Posted By Jughed

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07-20-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By DiabloScott

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06-29-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,284
Posted By VegasJen

Summation of the entire subject. :thumb:

Summation of the entire subject. :thumb:
04-30-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By PhotonDon

Goodbye, old friend

I just spent 12 hours driving back from my old hometown to attend the memorial service of my old school friend, Duck. We all got caught up in the early 70s bike boom, and decided we had to make a...
04-26-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 513,321
Posted By 52telecaster

What a great life lived.

What a great life lived.
03-16-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,087
Posted By rosefarts

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03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By Doug64

We usually ride the non-touristy areas. I find it...

We usually ride the non-touristy areas. I find it impossible, if you are riding through several countries, to learn 5 -6 languages. We have spent a total of 7 months touring in Europe. People don't...
Forum: Touring
02-06-23, 03:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By Steve B.

I once led a German tourist that spoke zero...

I once led a German tourist that spoke zero English into Kennedy Airport so he could finish his cycling trip down from Maine. I had run into him in Brooklyn on my bike commute home. I saw his...
12-05-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,092
Posted By skidder

I'd think the author's nickname should be...

I'd think the author's nickname should be 'Capitan Obvious'. Considering the amount of time I spent during the 1980s - 1990s mountain climbing in sub zero (fahrenheit) weather for 1-3 weeks at a...
12-05-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,092
Posted By ARider2

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing...

I have been riding bicycles, skating and skiing in the winter for well more than a half century and I’m going to continue to as long as I can.
11-26-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Symox

Have we come full circle with road bikes yet?

Looks like early tour de France had gravel bikes!
...
05-25-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,610
Posted By rumrunn6

we'll be back in the drops, in Heaven

we'll be back in the drops, in Heaven
Forum: Touring
04-22-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,533
Posted By gauvins

Bike touring road safety

I am trying to assess safety risks while touring, and will probably add factoids to this thread as I retrieve useful tidbits. This is motivated by the fact that we'll have to decide between two...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By urban_cyclist

So after having these tires for a while, they are...

So after having these tires for a while, they are holding up great. No flats, and I have unintenionally ridden over broken glass a few times on my commute.

I donít mind the weight of the tires,...
02-17-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,690
Posted By GhostRider62

200 watts for 1,800 seconds is 360 kJ,...

200 watts for 1,800 seconds is 360 kJ, irrespective of the bike. Watts are Watts.

so, the bike don't matter none unless it is an ego thing.
01-01-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,908
Views: 410,758
Posted By djkashuba

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Sonoma Coast (https://flic.kr/p/2mUBdyw) by djk762 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/djk762/), on Flickr
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Forum: Touring
12-18-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 2,571,062
Posted By mtn_cyclist

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10-28-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By Alsobay

I appreciate your kind words. Took a lot of...

I appreciate your kind words. Took a lot of searching for the right color and as it turns out is completely a rattle can paint job. From primer to clear.

Primer is automotive two part.
Paint is...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 2,571,062
Posted By str

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Forum: Touring
08-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4,794
Views: 2,571,062
Posted By BertCooper

Does 34 years ago count?

My trusty old Peugeot (vintage 1985) touring bike on way from Villars-sur-Ollon, Switz. to Barcelona, Spain (train from Valence to Nimes after a 200 km day). Prior day was Grand St. Bernard (light...
07-07-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,062
Posted By OkFine

Very compliant with me taking photos of it; sat...

Very compliant with me taking photos of it; sat still and watched me the whole time.
...
07-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 20,224
Posted By non-fixie

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07-02-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,344
Posted By superdex

I've been up there a few times, from Bergen and...

I've been up there a few times, from Bergen and Idaho Springs. Idaho Springs route is little shorter, but I think the Evergreen/Bergen (Squaw Pass) side is prettier. Post-ride food/libation options...
06-30-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,701
Posted By Bald Paul

When a dog starts chasing you, do you really have...

When a dog starts chasing you, do you really have time to determine if the dog is just chasing for fun and will stop after a short while, chasing to protect it's territory (yard) and will stop once...
06-30-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,701
Posted By pbass

I've luckily never had a run-in with a dog while...

I've luckily never had a run-in with a dog while riding (maybe because I mostly ride off-road), save for one time a nasty little fluffy white yapper tried to bite my ankle at a stop light as it was...
06-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By steelbikeguy

Some rim manufacturers are putting little "wear...

Some rim manufacturers are putting little "wear indicators" in the sidewalls, I've heard. Once the rim sidewall has worn down to the level of the "wear indicator", that's your sign to replace the...
05-10-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,124
Views: 795,352
Posted By ultrarider7

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04-24-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 22,910
Posted By Charles Wahl

I nominate this for excellence of artistic...

I nominate this for excellence of artistic execution. Here's another of the same artist at work:
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03-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26,931
Views: 2,992,817
Posted By Chuck M

I worked with my granddaughter on riding without...

I worked with my granddaughter on riding without training wheels today. She has been resistant, but I explained that she has outgrown her bike and the next size up training wheels won't fit. In...
03-01-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,701
Posted By buzz-man

"Your shadow points to danger." The longer the...

"Your shadow points to danger." The longer the shadow, the more the sun is in the eyes of motorists coming from that direction.
02-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,786
Posted By Koyote

These are actually the most commonly-cited...

These are actually the most commonly-cited reasons, in numerous polls and studies, for why people don't commute by bicycle. Among people who are likely to consider commuting by bike, cost is not a...
12-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 28,264
Posted By Wildwood

Downhill speed is not my friend. Uphill speed...

Downhill speed is not my friend.
Uphill speed is not my strength.
Flying on the flatish is my fetish....
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,388
Posted By non-fixie

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode...

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode into a town and thought it looked familiar ....

Last year in Chiusure, Italy:
...
09-11-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,388
Posted By ryansu

I am fortunate to live by the Puget sound with...

I am fortunate to live by the Puget sound with views east to Seattle and west to the Olympic range and so that plays prominently in my shots...
05-18-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,501
Posted By daoswald

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good...

Anecdotal evidence won't suffice here. A good study can be found at this website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2920084/

The study shows that although the risk of death by accident...
04-02-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,025
Posted By martianone

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several...

Have been riding a Gunnar Roadie for several years now. Had it built with custom geometry and the Waterford fork. I am an odd shape/size with long torso and short legs, Working with...
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,604
Posted By jamawani

Nearly all state departments of transportation...

Nearly all state departments of transportation have traffic volume information online.
It is usually referred to as AADT - average annual daily traffic.
Some states now have interactive map apps.
...
10-23-16, 08:07 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,620
Posted By Stev8del8

At twelve or thirteen years old I had a part time...

At twelve or thirteen years old I had a part time job cleaning toilets and cutting grass, I saved enough money to buy a Raleigh Sports 3-speed. When I got into Jr, High, a lot of the guys had "10...
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