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01-29-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from...

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from your house is a lot better than driving somewhere to start. I guess I'm lucky that way. But that's the what I prefer.
01-29-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By terrymorse

Try what I call “UPS touring”: You fill a...

Try what I call “UPS touring”:

You fill a box with a change of clothing and toiletries, UPS ship to a hotel, bike to the hotel, spend the night (or multiple nights), UPS ship the box home, ride...
01-29-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Just returned with groceries.
01-28-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 677
Posted By Chuck M

Does riding a bike to the brewery count as using...

Does riding a bike to the brewery count as using it for exercise?

...
12-21-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,844
Posted By MinnMan

Another cyclist friend died in the saddle - the 3rd.

I got word a couple of days ago that a cycling friend was killed while touring in Nevada- it seems a semi ran him down (and then left the scene) on a highway outside of Las Vegas...
Forum: Touring
11-27-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By indyfabz

Only as a ground sheet. My tents don’t leak....

Only as a ground sheet.

My tents don’t leak.

I think it’s ~4’x8’. Made of plastic.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By BobbyG

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two...

Yes. If I can I will scoot over a street or two for a change of scenery which sometimes helps.
Forum: Commuting
11-21-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold...

Heavy phone traffic. Sometimes you're on hold for a long time.
11-18-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Bald Paul

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you...

Oh, come on! I used to live near Woostah (you know, Worchester.) You mean you don't like the challenge of snowbanks on either side of the road that narrow the roads to a lane and a half? Salt that...
11-17-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By ZIPP2001

Hibernation Begins !

Well lets clear that up a bit, winter hibernation begins for my road bikes. As freezing temps start to roll in and become the norm snow and ice season are soon to follow. Now the trail bikes move...
11-17-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By BobbyG

The human body is more wonderful AND more...

The human body is more wonderful AND more horrible than can be imagined.
11-16-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By BobbyG

Couldn't Show Off Today...

I'll admit it. At almost 61, I take some smug, self-satisfaction at being the only daily bike commuter at my new job, where most everybody is half my age. A few seemed impressed with my lighting...
10-31-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By BobbyG

Back In The Saddle, Again...Again!

I was off the bike for 3 weeks this summer with my first bout of Covid which was rougher than I expected, plus a longer recovery than I would have thought. All of which made me feel much older than...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By mdarnton

Generally Chicago winters are more slop than ice,...

Generally Chicago winters are more slop than ice, but a couple of winters ago it was more ice than slop so I ran studs all winter and it was pretty nice when I hit icy patches! I loved the security....
09-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,164
Posted By Iride01

I have a pick up. And by most accounts I'm...

I have a pick up. And by most accounts I'm probably a redneck.

Seems a little intolerant stereotyping on your part here!

When I'm on the road with my bike, I can't say that pickup truck...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,438
Posted By cyccommute

Because everyone has a big “but”. I worked at a...

Because everyone has a big “but”.
I worked at a laboratory that was involved in getting us off fossil fuels for 40 years. It was as crunchy a granola, tree hugging, Mother Earth loving place as...
Forum: Touring
09-09-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 360,606
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Allegheny River seen from the Sandy Creek Trail...
Forum: Touring
08-08-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Yup. The photos of my yellow bike in the...

Yup.

The photos of my yellow bike in the posts above, that frame is rated to carry 60 kg of stuff not counting weight of rider or bike itself. I have not had that much stuff on it, but I can say...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I have probably posted this photo at least a...

I have probably posted this photo at least a dozen times before here, most of you likely have seen it already. You crest a hill and suddenly you think that you can see forever.
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-04-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,580
Posted By easyupbug

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis...

I forgot to mention what got me here, arthritis in my hands is no longer stopping me from a ride on the bad arthritis days.
07-17-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By ZIPP2001

Best riding partners ever !

When I got a call from my daughter saying the grand buddies have been asking to get out and ride with grampy, it was game on. I had seen a video showing a rail trail that was close to their home so I...
07-14-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By indyfabz

Personal attachment can cloud rational thought. ...

Personal attachment can cloud rational thought. I have known a few people who have "stuck up" for their friends when behavior was objectively wrong.

Wonder if part of the explanation is conflict...
07-13-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,941
Posted By Leisesturm

Personally, I think this thread should be locked...

Personally, I think this thread should be locked right now to protect the innocent. This could get ugly. Either an actual police report or other corroborated account or its off the table for...
07-13-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,405
Posted By aley

Discussion with my wife regarding a local crash

A car hit two bicyclists in Albuquerque last weekend: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/1-arrested-2-critically-injured-031200492.html. According to the article, the driver struck the two cyclists...
Forum: Touring
07-06-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 876
Posted By dgodave

I encountered this same question waiting in line...

I encountered this same question waiting in line for Japanese car ferries.

Am I a vehicle or pedestrian for ferry purposes? Turns out I was a vehicle every time, and so was probably smart to...
Forum: Recumbent
06-28-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,580
Posted By linberl

People are soooo funny like that! I actually AM...

People are soooo funny like that! I actually AM handicapped (i can ride but can't walk without a walker), and when I pull up on my trike for curbside delivery places (I'm car free so the trike is my...
05-31-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By Charlie Ky

Lost 103 Lbs and not done yet

I'm an odd bird of sorts. 64 yo widower and very fortunate in many ways. My health is, according to my pcp, surprisingly good considering my history of poor diet and smoking. I met the covid thing...
Forum: Touring
05-26-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,311
Posted By headwind15

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent...

Beware: there is no regulation over what tent companies can claim/ as to what a tent company classifies their tent is suitable for how many people. For instance: I have a 2 meter x 2 meter (80" x...
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,574
Posted By saddlesores

quality over quantity. total mileage is...

quality over quantity.
total mileage is irrelevant.
don't push too hard.........stop when it hurts.
it's not a contest......go places you want to visit.
have backup/bailout plans.
have a good...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,099
Posted By hayden52

Pay no attention to what others say. I you like...

Pay no attention to what others say. I you like them, keep them.
Forum: Commuting
03-01-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,596
Posted By 10 Wheels

The Main Road from my home is Five Lanes. Most...

The Main Road from my home is Five Lanes. Most drive 50-55 mph.

They only have 6 Seconds to See and Identify a Bike.

Some Drivers have POOR Night Vision.
11-01-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,326
Posted By Bald Paul

Anyone care to donate a hand trike to Governor...

Anyone care to donate a hand trike to Governor Abbot so he can get out there on the roads of Texas and experience what it's like for cyclists there lately?
Forum: Touring
10-30-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 899
Posted By waddo

Part two of Tohoku Japan now ready to view

https://youtu.be/AAXIdj6HVGU
Forum: Commuting
10-29-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,590
Posted By flangehead

I use a Rhinowalk, which is lower-cost knockoff...

I use a Rhinowalk, which is lower-cost knockoff of an Ortlieb. I carry 1 or 2 smaller laptops and they fit with room to spare. You'd want to check dimensions, but I would be surprised if you can't...
10-27-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,705
Posted By astrodust

Pfft, Texas. Need I say more?

Pfft, Texas. Need I say more?
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By Colorado Kid

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave....

Most people I pass, give the motorcycle wave. (Low and hold out your hand like the motorcyclist do.)
Forum: Commuting
10-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By Bald Paul

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a...

For those of you who may not be from Bahsten, a Nor'Easter is a wikked bad stahm. :roflmao:
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By TiHabanero

I watch videos like this as I ride the Wahoo...

I watch videos like this as I ride the Wahoo during winter months. Thank you for producing this video as it will keep me company for a day, and I get to relive my experiences in Japan! The most...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,321
Posted By jolly_codger

I wave to everyone I pass by. When no reply is...

I wave to everyone I pass by. When no reply is given I remember (and this isn't mine, i just can't remember who said it it it) that we say hello not because others are good, but because we are good....
Forum: Touring
07-23-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,369
Posted By pdlamb

I'll drink tap water over bottled water almost...

I'll drink tap water over bottled water almost everywhere I've been.

If you're staying in small mom 'n' pop places that don't get a lot of business, you can let the water run a few minutes to...
07-23-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,267
Posted By himespau

Yeah, the word "accident" in the article I read...

Yeah, the word "accident" in the article I read pissed me off. After being hit 2 months ago, I've made sure to never use that word.
07-22-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,267
Posted By canklecat

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these...

One thing we can do is to stop referring to these as "accidents" and call them what they are: negligence by motor vehicle operators.

And demand that the news media and law enforcement do the same....
03-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,025
Posted By tcs

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a...

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a bicycle in traffic and agreeing to speak at a bicycle conference? Promising.
01-21-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,906
Posted By bikeaddiction1

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of...

As a cyclist and motorcyclist I have had many of the same thoughts shown in this video. The biggest danger to me is someone who doesn't really cycle much because it is too hard or takes too long,...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By DrIsotope

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I won't even mention my local conditions today, out of respect for your suffering.
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,130
Posted By Archwhorides

You need more bikes, problem solved!

You need more bikes, problem solved!
Forum: Touring
12-17-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4,708
Views: 2,492,705
Posted By djb

Its because the site server is in Brisbane. no...

Its because the site server is in Brisbane.
no worries though i shot with a view camera a lot.
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