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07-16-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,034
Posted By rsbob

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle...

Attended a 2 hour talk by Bob Roll in Seattle many years ago. He was describing what it was like riding the TdF. After one stage, most of the riders in the tour bedded down in a large gym after a...
07-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,034
Posted By CliffordK

Personally I like to be comfortable before...

Personally I like to be comfortable before heading out for a Century ride or a Double Century ride...

I'm not sure trying to "hold it in" for 200 miles would make for a very exciting ride.
07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rick

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked...

The dangerously stupid motorist got what he asked for and will soon be in jail. The bicyclist is alive because he exercised his right to not live in a fantasy safe space.
06-30-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,616
Posted By downtube42

You said this "why this is the first year since...

You said this
"why this is the first year since the race started that the winner wasn't in the 7-9 day range."

Which seemed wrong to me since I've followed this race since it's inception, and...
06-20-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,433
Posted By 10 Wheels

I ride to Be Safe, Not to Be Legal. Never want...

I ride to Be Safe, Not to Be Legal.
Never want to be Rear Ended at a Red Light.
06-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rdmonster69

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with...

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with cycling but I'm gonna tell my wife he said I needed an endurance bike !!

He actually said that it wouldn't hurt all the metal he so painstakingly...
Replies: 67
Views: 5,538
Posted By downtube42

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR...

SR series completed with this past weekend's SIR 600k. Of the 27 hours of riding time, only ten or so were in the rain.

The first 80 or so miles I rode with the main group of 7 from SIR. Then I...
06-07-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,621
Posted By Troul

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, &...

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, & my evenings are inverted. Can't seem to make it to most mondays.
06-06-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,822
Posted By CAT7RDR

Well now. That answers one question about memory...

Well now. That answers one question about memory loss.
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,160
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
06-01-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,621
Posted By Notso_fastLane

it gets worse for some of us. I bought a...

it gets worse for some of us.

I bought a velomobile.... :/
06-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,621
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!
06-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,621
Posted By Josiah12

Why did no one tell me cycling was so addicting?

Oh God. It started off with a used bike off Craigslist. Then a better bike from a store that I saved up months for. Then the shorts, bibs, and jerseys. Then the 20mi, to 40mi, to 62.5mi rides... Then...
05-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By John E

Memorial Day weekend

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment to thank a veteran....
05-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By PeteHski

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and...

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and it is a brilliant safety device. It can easily detect a car at 55 mph or much faster and picks them up from hundreds of metres behind you. It flags...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By burnthesheep

Quoting as folks need to hear it again. You...

Quoting as folks need to hear it again.

You know why it's homicide to sell drugs to somebody that dies, but this often isn't treated that way? Doctors, lawyers, politicians, and judges largely...
05-16-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 3,539,078
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I have what I believe to be the same frame...

I have what I believe to be the same frame moldering away in my carport. I forgot it was there along with a couple other bikes that had somewhat major issues and were parked. Little to no rust on...
05-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By rsbob

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain...

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain foothills of Calif. Each house had about an acre and grammar school was 1.5 miles away. The local kids and I lived on our bikes, riding to school,...
05-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By steve0257

I did about the same thing going to some county...

I did about the same thing going to some county parks. Except my mom knew about it. All she said was to make sure I packed a good lunch and took plenty of water.
05-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 966
Posted By Andy_K

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?
05-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By Reflector Guy

How true it is! In another thread, I...

How true it is!

In another thread, I mentioned wanting (as a kid) one of those fancy new-fangled add-on water-bottle cages that were starting to appear on bikes. I asked for one for my...
05-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By Rolla

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the...

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the Amish country roads in NE Ohio. I was gravel before gravel was cool!
05-12-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,273
Posted By Not2worried

A few gas stations around here that are out. But...

A few gas stations around here that are out. But most are fine.
I think a small boom, at least my local shop said its been one of their best years. But I dont see it being a huge change in thinking....
05-12-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,196
Posted By Troul

until we moved out of detroit, it was enforced by...

until we moved out of detroit, it was enforced by the belt to ride with a known "grown" up. Otherwise you'd end up riding out on two wheels & walking back barefoot.
05-06-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
Posted By HTupolev

This says a lot more about you than about them. ...

This says a lot more about you than about them.


Riding a performant bike in good working order is fun. Non-flappy clothing is fun.


No, if they were trying to maximize speed they'd be on TT...
05-06-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 8,924
Posted By livedarklions

This is a really good point. It's likely the...

This is a really good point. It's likely the bike that you enjoy riding that's going to give you the best workout because you're going to want to ride it more. That may be a heavier bike because it...
04-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,606
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Eventually one must ask the question: Is it them...

Eventually one must ask the question: Is it them ...or me?
04-21-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,774
Posted By jppe

Trek Bike Parody

You might enjoy this one. Way to go Trek!

I guess they’re targeting folks our age???

https://fb.watch/50zCy9m0EQ/
04-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By Koyote

I don't care whether Buttigieg referred to...

I don't care whether Buttigieg referred to bicyclists or bicycles, nor whether his bike ride was a planned photo op.

I care that the US Secretary of Transportation obviously cares about making...
04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,108
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By downhillmaster

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike...

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike ride was a complete publicity stunt.
Let’s call a spade a spade.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for...

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for mid-spring 2021, Detroit to release framework planDetroit Chief Parks Planner Meagan Elliott expects the city to break ground on the first phase of its...
04-05-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,345
Posted By Bikesarecool21

Yes but I was to lazy to read them

Yes but I was to lazy to read them
04-05-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By rydabent

Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at...

Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at the pictures.
04-03-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,088
Posted By rydabent

Facebook has now publish a picture of him...

Facebook has now publish a picture of him unloading his bike from a huge SUV a short distance from the Capitol. All is not what it seems.
03-24-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,073
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why is it people who turn everything into some...

Why is it people who turn everything into some sort of "inequality" or racial issue are so far removed from reality?

So he wants a new, NOT used, inexpensive bike, with high quality parts, made in...
03-23-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For casual rides, I switched to a handlebar bag....

For casual rides, I switched to a handlebar bag. No shirt pockets needed.
03-23-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,049
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb::beer:

:thumb::beer:
03-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,933
Posted By acole3

As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon...

As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon fork, Ultegra brakes, and seat the same, everything else has been replaced at least once.
03-08-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,933
Posted By Koyote

Have you tasted Michelob Ultra?

Have you tasted Michelob Ultra?
03-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,856
Posted By downtube42

The history of the ACP, with the passionate...

The history of the ACP, with the passionate contention argument of audax vs Allure Libre, definitely comes to mind with threads like these. They inevitability become arguments about the right way to...
02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By ExPatTyke

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom...

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom bracket and headset are British threaded, and I've expanded the rear dropouts to 130mm.

It's fitted with a Chorus chainset, Tiagra 9 speed brifters,...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By pdlamb

In a similar discussion a while back, someone...

In a similar discussion a while back, someone suggested Leadville to Canon City, CO. Follow the Arkansas River downhill and downstream, there's only one significant uphill to go around Royal Gorge...
01-28-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,725
Posted By Ghazmh

I get tired of the same people asking me if I...

I get tired of the same people asking me if I still ride a bike on the road, when I reply “yes! In fact I rode 60 miles this morning” they proceed to say “your crazy.”
01-28-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,725
Posted By Happy Feet

I get tired of people telling me what I did over...

I get tired of people telling me what I did over the weekend.

It's embarrassing :(
01-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,767
Posted By rydabent

Todays youngsters probably doomed to die with fat...

Todays youngsters probably doomed to die with fat butts, head bent forward, and huge thumbs, from being on their smart phones so much. :)
01-14-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,259
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. ...

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. Was riding along a river bordering bike path with a young woman I'd towed into the wind for miles earlier. Suddenly my seatpost clamp broke and the...
01-14-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,142
Posted By 10 Wheels

Looken Good at 70 ...

Looken Good at 70
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1080/70_yo_3bceff96d86f4bca07457d33d3a766fe54e11aa7.jpg
01-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,364
Posted By rydabent

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further I...

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further I cant believe that 95% of criminals have mental problems. They are just lazy fools that want something for nothing.

I grew up the son of a poor...
01-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,142
Posted By downtube42

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm...

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm as old as I am.

I have a hard time relating to people my age, don't do most of the things people my age do, don't look how most people my age...
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