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07-06-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,003
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.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By 101stairborne

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you...

If you wait for all the lights to turn green you are never going to get to town.
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By headwind15

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP...

The best piece of advise I can offer is: KEEP YOUR FIRST TOUR POSITIVE. I will never forget my first tour (in A good way) Hitchiking down to San Diego at the end of June. Spending the first 4-5...
07-03-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 187,632
Posted By Momokahn

Did a Metric today plus one extra mile for good...

Did a Metric today plus one extra mile for good measures.
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By djb

A few more thoughts. - having built up your...

A few more thoughts.
- having built up your bike is a big advatage, you have mechanical skills, but more importantly, you have the ability to know if all is well with your bike, and to recognize...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By indyfabz

Don't always expect someone to answer on the...

Don't always expect someone to answer on the first try. Some are owned by people who have "day jobs" and other things going on in their lives. The funniest incident I experienced was on the TA in...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By GhostRider62

Leaving Astoria in early May? Bring lots of down...

Leaving Astoria in early May? Bring lots of down and a snow shovel. The passes should be fine by early June. I rarely carry much extra food and with the Trans Am route, there are plenty of food...
Forum: Touring
07-02-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By staehpj1

Yeah I can see that, but are small town motels...

Yeah I can see that, but are small town motels actually booked very far ahead other than just a few in places or could you maintain a fairly flexible schedule and book only a few days ahead where...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Great. I have occasionally done some work on...

Great.

I have occasionally done some work on other bikers bikes in campsites, thus have seen how things often go wrong at bad times. So, I thought I should mention it.

If you bring a cassette...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is pretty far off topic, but I thought I...

This is pretty far off topic, but I thought I should mention it. If you are planning to do this solo, that means if your bike has a mechanical, you are most likely on your own. But if you are...
Forum: Touring
07-01-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By indyfabz

+1. I am going through that process now. I had to...

+1. I am going through that process now. I had to skip my usual two-week trip out west in June because of an injury I suffered last November that kept me off the bike for so long that I did not have...
06-30-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 642
Posted By Gresp15C

We have a bike co-op in my locale. They provide...

We have a bike co-op in my locale. They provide repairs, free parts, but perhaps more importantly, training on basic bike maintenance and space for people to do their own maintenance with varying...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By zandoval

WOW!... I am not in a position to advise you on...

WOW!... I am not in a position to advise you on your trip or route. Now days my rides are so short I would should be embarrassed.

You are planning, preparing, mentally expanding, the full...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tourist in MSN

This is my go-to weather data source for planning...

This is my go-to weather data source for planning purposes.
https://weatherspark.com/

Generically, the site has good weather data where there is good past history of weather records, which...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By andrewclaus

I'll jump in here since I enjoy easy, no-cook...

I'll jump in here since I enjoy easy, no-cook fare on biking and hiking trips. It helps to forget about the concept of "meals," and basically get in the habit of eating something every time you stop,...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By andrewclaus

I'm glad you took it in the spirit it was...

I'm glad you took it in the spirit it was intended.

Actually, I believe planning can be a fun part of the adventure. It helps sometimes in the dead of winter to have something like that to work on...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By axolotl

As to where to start, I'd say route planning and...

As to where to start, I'd say route planning and looking up weather data to pick the optimal time to begin. Included with route planning is checking elevation profiles. You live in a pretty flat...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By John N

I do a lot of hybrid touring since a lot of my...

I do a lot of hybrid touring since a lot of my touring buddies are older. I just completed a short 8-day trip from Sioux Falls to La Crosse with an 80 year old who prefers indoor accommodations when...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By indyfabz

As suggested above, maybe an ACA route is right...

As suggested above, maybe an ACA route is right for you. Note, however, that the TA from the Oregon coast to Rawlins, WY is 1,667 miles, or about 60 miles/day for 28 straight days with no days off....
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,529
Posted By Darth Lefty

Join ACA, use their routes. You don't need to...

Join ACA, use their routes. You don't need to follow the entire route to do a portion of it. They keep their info up to date online. There are books to go along with the Trans Am and the GDMBR,...
06-29-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,487
Posted By genejockey

Old man yells at meme?

Old man yells at meme?
06-24-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By Doge

There are a ton of variables as-it-is in standard...

There are a ton of variables as-it-is in standard tour. I like variables, but not randomness. To me variable are things you plan for and know about.

I also find it interesting to read of...
06-24-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,040
Posted By Snotrub

Bernal won the Giro this year and he looked as...

Bernal won the Giro this year and he looked as good as ever, until the 3rd week, but even then, he was right up there. I'm sure he is skipping the TdF and will be riding the Vuelta for the win. I'll...
06-21-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By debade

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In...

I think the cop was in his right to stop you. In fact, I hope that happens a little bit around our town with the sidewalk riders for their own good. I do not want any cyclist to be ticketed but I...
06-20-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,379
Posted By Koyote

This is in the wrong subforum; needs to go in...

This is in the wrong subforum; needs to go in Advocacy and Safety, where it will quickly devolve into a heated argument and go on for six pages.

And no, I'm not kidding.
06-18-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,604
Posted By prj71

You probably need to adjust the barrels. My...

You probably need to adjust the barrels. My Girlfriend has a Sirrus X 5.0 and it makes no noise at all.
06-17-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,260
Posted By Daniel4

Because if they start a new one, someone will...

Because if they start a new one, someone will reply with a link to an old discussion
06-15-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,701
Posted By indyfabz

Taking photos doesn't "take from [sic] the...

Taking photos doesn't "take from [sic] the riding" when I am out on tour. In fact, it often adds to the fun. Loved going out looking for, finding and shooting this little bugger.
...
06-02-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 849
Posted By livedarklions

To be fair, the manufacturer neglected to apply...

To be fair, the manufacturer neglected to apply the "Do not crash into parked car" warning sticker to the frame.
05-29-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,397
Posted By Koyote

I don't understand how so many people can be...

I don't understand how so many people can be making such specific recommendations with so little information! Especially since many of the recommendations are for legal representation and such --...
05-27-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,397
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

Isnít it ironic?

Isnít it ironic?
05-26-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,908
Posted By jack pot

well said > those least able to ride bikes seem...

well said > those least able to ride bikes seem to take their self hate anyplace where they can air their imagined grievances........... I have ridden NOLA many times > from Marigny to all parts of...
05-24-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,223
Posted By dedhed

I find the blowers are worse

I find the blowers are worse
05-21-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,443
Posted By indyfabz

That made me think of this:"Think of how stupid...

That made me think of this:"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.Ē--George Carlin
05-19-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,443
Posted By Rolla

I don't think being careful has anything to do...

I don't think being careful has anything to do with it.
05-16-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,512
Posted By Darth Lefty

but thatís an easy and boring question, itís $200

but thatís an easy and boring question, itís $200
05-13-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,696
Posted By Nyah

Bring the bicycle in with you and don't leave it...

Bring the bicycle in with you and don't leave it out of your control.
Works for me:...
05-06-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,407
Posted By badger1

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough...

I think are the cicling peoples who make trough red lites districts in are there fancy spandecks and $1001+ usd bikecycles but imaginationing never the racings are that making some offensive to op...
05-06-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,407
Posted By livedarklions

I can summarise-- guy who can barely write thinks...

I can summarise-- guy who can barely write thinks he's clever as he complains about people who spend money to ride fast but not race. This confuses him for reasons.
05-06-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,407
Posted By jamesdak

PLASTIC BIKE!!!!!!! Those are fighting words! ...

PLASTIC BIKE!!!!!!! Those are fighting words! :twitchy:

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:lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,355
Posted By guachi

If getting dropped *on* the hills bothers you I...

If getting dropped *on* the hills bothers you I suggest riding slower and getting dropped *before* the hills.
04-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,948
Posted By Reflector Guy

I've got both sides covered. I shout "DING!!...

I've got both sides covered. I shout "DING!! DING!! DING!! DING!!" at everyone. Bells AND voice.
04-13-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,103
Posted By asgelle

For one, those who want to beat their brother in...

For one, those who want to beat their brother in law.
03-18-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By racerken

Thank you All! My OCD side gave up on it...

Thank you All!

My OCD side gave up on it last night and started re-assembly. New FR/RR bearings, took apart all brakes, re-greased, new bracket, cleaned/greased headset bearings, new pedals, and...
03-18-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By Germany_chris

I'm sure the driver "didn't see him"

I'm sure the driver "didn't see him"
03-15-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,755
Posted By Iride01

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many...

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many make when others try to determine what might have contributed to an accident. If one rejects discovery and discussion of what everyone involved,...
03-15-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,315
Posted By Koyote

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in...

Itís bad enough that people have to see me in LycraÖ Iím not going to add insult to injury by inflicting my musical preferences on them.
03-04-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By DangerousDanR

I once had a pair of alloy bars snap off on one...

I once had a pair of alloy bars snap off on one side between the brake lever and the stem. In fairness to Cinelli, yes they were their bars, mine were about 30 years and 50,000 miles old. You do not...
03-01-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Thomas15

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get...

This thread has me really wanting Spring to get here in NE PA. I know that there are some hearty souls that ride in the winter but I'm not one of them. Last time I rode outside was October 25, that...
03-01-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Snotrub

My wife and I were planning a trip to NOLA in...

My wife and I were planning a trip to NOLA in April, but with all the COVID shutdowns in LA and especially NO, we decided to dock in Natchez, MS. I'm going to ride the Natchez Trace Parkway a couple...
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