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06-21-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,504
Posted By msu2001la

What credit/financing offers are you referring...

What credit/financing offers are you referring to? Are banks really doing bike loans?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,195
Posted By bruce19

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will...

If you find a bike that is the last bike you will ever want, you are clearly not BF material.
06-06-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,822
Posted By Ramshackle

This forum is viewed by people around the world....

This forum is viewed by people around the world. The pettiness in criticizing how Biden is riding his bike or what equipment he has makes Americans look silly (I could have used a stronger word). I'm...
Forum: Touring
05-24-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By indyfabz

Definitely a pump.

Definitely a pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Sy Reene

Correction for OP.. you meant "It's Gotta be da...

Correction for OP.. you meant "It's Gotta be da shoes"
...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,821
Posted By thumpism

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More...

Don't let the solo threat stop you. More opportunity for adventure!
04-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,140
Posted By Kapusta

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes,...

I was talking about lighter weight hiking shoes, not heavy weight boots. Like my Tevas, Azolo, and Solomons.

Hiking boots for heavy loads or off trail hiking are not what the OP is looking for or...
04-05-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,097
Posted By Koyote

Ha ha. I got a custom Gunnar frame built a...

Ha ha.

I got a custom Gunnar frame built a couple years ago, and one of the standard colors (they rotate periodically) was called "Monetary Green." I didn't even make the connection, but my wife...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By Grouperdawg

I should be there, itís an awesome event. ...

I should be there, itís an awesome event. Probably make a decision on which one closer to event. I did it a couple weeks ago from the rock pile with some friends chill pace was really enjoyable...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,850
Posted By Doomrider74

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to...

Ive nothing of value to add to the OP except to say, personally, I think its criminal to paint titanium frames: that raw titanium look is part of the beauty of owning a ti frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,535
Posted By wgscott

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.

I need to talk my kids out of going to college.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,936
Posted By merlinextraligh

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the...

I’ll grant you no one knows for a certainty the long term risks of Covid vaccines. As Economists are want joke in the long term we’re all dead. So if we want absolute certaint, we could study mRNA...
03-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By Trsnrtr

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her...

Yes, with my wife, and again in the Fall for her 70th.
03-15-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By Sojodave

I think the title should be "race bike" vs...

I think the title should be "race bike" vs "endurance bike". I just built up a Specialized Roubaix Pro frame and I debated on whether I should get a race frame. I am not a racer, but I do several...
03-12-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By Road Fan

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including...

Hear, hear! But without a good fit including saddle choice, the others aren't enough.
03-12-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By scottfsmith

Along with the frame material don’t forget about...

Along with the frame material don’t forget about those fat and cushy 38c’s that you have on the Trek 520.

In summary heres what us old stiff guys need for a good long road ride:

A shock...
03-10-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath...

I'm 75 and my answer is not while there's breath in my body! Those thoughts are put there by the Devil, to entice you into somnolence so he can have his way with your body. Just say Yes to life!
...
03-10-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,682
Posted By scottfsmith

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a...

I am pushing 60 and switched to a Roubaix about a year ago partly based on recommendation from my LBS. I wished I had switched ten years earlier, the difference is small enough on the speed side and...
02-18-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By 2ering

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Lucy wondering why we've stopped on our trip following the shoreline of...
02-17-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By AlmostTrick

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02-08-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,229
Posted By GlennR

Glad you're better... Everyone is different,...

Glad you're better...

Everyone is different, I know 4 people that all had different reactions. I would suggest start slow with shorter rides to build up your endurance.
02-04-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By Unca_Sam

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his...

Peter White has a few pages outlining what his lights do, patterns, etc. here (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/headlights.php). There was another guide I used when I was looking for a battery model,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,850
Posted By abshipp

FYI, you can see more of this bike at the owner's...

FYI, you can see more of this bike at the owner's website (https://theradavist.com/2018/10/a-rad-rod-retrofit-my-firefly-2-0-chubby-road/) :thumb:
01-15-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,767
Posted By CAT7RDR

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my...

I do not see fit people riding e-bikes. Just my anecdotal observation.
I will do an exploratory study to make sure it passes the strict opinion requirement of BF.
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,960
Posted By shelbyfv

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I'm puzzled I couldn't find an existing thread.:foo: Anyway, got my requisite 72 on my birthday. Seems there is some fascination with what folks eat on their rides so for the record I ate a Clif gel,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,016
Views: 855,108
Posted By rekmeyata

You're not too old for a bike like that if you...

You're not too old for a bike like that if you like the colors, it just makes your personality one of the colorful people. So if it's still available and you're still drooling over it, buy it and...
Forum: Touring
12-08-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,017
Posted By John N

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:

Just seeing who actually reads it :thumb:
12-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By indyfabz

An oldie but goodie. NSFW! ...

An oldie but goodie. NSFW!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hgCqz3l33kU
12-05-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By GlennR

"Two men walk into a b̶i̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶b̶a̶r̶ CYCLIST BAR..."

twitter.com/fietsprofessor/status/1335246944550182913

twitter.com/fietsprofessor/status/1335246944550182913
Forum: Touring
11-26-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,187
Posted By PedalingWalrus

:-) ...

:-)


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11-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By tomato coupe

There are currently more than 130 secret service...

There are currently more than 130 secret service agents infected or in quarantine for COVID-19, so it seems prudent to do anything possible to help keep these guys/gals healthy. They risk their lives...
11-13-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,107
Posted By wgscott

If anything, the poor guy who needs the bike to...

If anything, the poor guy who needs the bike to commute to work should get priority.
10-31-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,493
Posted By Tomm Willians

Already done ! ...

Already done !
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10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,493
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By DangerousDanR

There are several causes of transient visual...

There are several causes of transient visual disturbances. Low blood sugar, optical migraine, brain injury or swelling,.. and probably a whole lot more.

You need someone with a team capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't...

I'm glad you know what works for you, but don't confuse your personal impressions with evidence.

Here (https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-body-fueled-for-long-distance-riding/) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By JS41989

My First Century Ride

I picked up my first road bike on June 27th. Though Iíd been cycling frequently during the shutdown, I had never biked more than 19 miles on my hybrid. I set a goal after picking up my Tarmac to...
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,191
Posted By WhyFi

Losing 20lbs will help considerably on the climbs...

Losing 20lbs will help considerably on the climbs - been there, done that.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,594
Posted By Sy Reene

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the...

Let me guess.. 50% guess correctly, and the other 50% don't survive because riding a bike blindfolded is pretty unhealthy?
09-10-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,950
Posted By livedarklions

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your...

Somebody throws their bike at you, it's now your bike, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,383
Posted By jon c.

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins...

I did wonder when I bought a bike with Gatorskins why that brand was chosen given that the shop is in the shadow of Doak Campell.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 18,383
Posted By BillyD

Go Noles.

Go Noles.
08-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,984
Posted By genejockey

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and...

A new bike will inspire you to ride more, and longer, and try harder things, and maybe enjoy riding that much more. If it's more stable at speed than your hybrid, you might find yourself seeking out...
08-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,984
Posted By hillyman

Mainly food will taste better and the air will...

Mainly food will taste better and the air will smell sweeter
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,985
Posted By Papa Tom

Although I am usually a stickler for doing...

Although I am usually a stickler for doing exactly the "right" thing, this is one situation where I disagree with the established standard of waiting in line with all the other cars. A bike (at...
08-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,579
Posted By indyfabz

:popcorn:popcorn

:popcorn:popcorn
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,037
Posted By pdlamb

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas...

When the alternative was driving a car, and gas was $5/gal, cycling to work was really, really cheap.

When the cardiologist said, "You're alive today because of all the cycling you've been doing,"...
05-27-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,950
Posted By indyfabz

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars...

Same here. Iím 55 and have only bought two cars in my life, neither of which were/are fancy. Paying off the current one this month. Very modest house which I paid off early after buying with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,285
Posted By Leinster

The barends will give you more hand positions,...

The barends will give you more hand positions, but they are not going to reduce your frontal area into the wind.

You can put clipon aero/tri bars onto a hybrid, and they will help up to a point,...
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