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04-19-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 448
Posted By JoeyBike

Looks like you are holding a decent speed. My...

Looks like you are holding a decent speed. My rule of thumb is 20+mph and I'm acting like a motorcycle. Uphill, against a big wind, or for whatever reason I can't hold 20 mph, I'd be on that sidewalk.
04-14-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

Exactly. Perfect observation. Just add loading my...

Exactly. Perfect observation. Just add loading my bike onto a motor vehicle in order to ride it and you got the gist exactly.



I apologize for any derogatory comments I have made. There is no...
04-14-24, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

This statement illustrates my point exactly....

This statement illustrates my point exactly. Cycling EVENTS generally have special coordination, advertising, logistics, and sag wagons. Large groups have a "presence" on roadways that individuals do...
04-12-24, 07:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

Thanks for the research. Those "death maps" are...

Thanks for the research. Those "death maps" are quite helpful, not that I planned to ride those miserable roads anyway.

As for the statistics I would like to make one observation. A place like New...
04-11-24, 08:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

600 Spinners members. How many are active riders?...

600 Spinners members. How many are active riders? How many show up REGULARLY for club rides? 20? Less? Maybe 50 during the TDF broadcasts?

New Orleans bike share alone has 500 bikes in it's fleet....
04-11-24, 06:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

Ive biked up the spine of the Rockies to Canada,...

Ive biked up the spine of the Rockies to Canada, paralleled the Appalachian Trail Georgia to Maine, down the entire Cali Coast, crossed the Cascades, Sawtooths, and countless others with loaded...
04-10-24, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,551
Posted By JoeyBike

Moved to Greenville, SC. Follow-up report on cycling road conditions.

Follow-up to a previous post from roughly 10 months ago. (Original Thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1272285-trucks-narrow-twisting-roads.html))

I just moved to Greenville, SC...
04-10-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 841,967
Posted By JoeyBike

Just moved to Greenville, SC. I will be loading...

Just moved to Greenville, SC. I will be loading this place up with pics almost daily. Bike is Surly Lowside 1x1. Place is the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Obviously it is SPRINGTIME!...
04-03-24, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 841,967
Posted By JoeyBike

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My first decent bike ride in my new city Greenville, SC. 27 hilly miles on a 1x1...
02-29-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,403
Posted By JoeyBike

The most defenseless position any road user can...

The most defenseless position any road user can take is to allow other vehicles to catch up/overtake from behind. This is often unavoidable, but I do my very best to never stop in a traffic lane on a...
02-28-24, 10:10 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,015
Posted By JoeyBike

I would say when the logo on your kit matches the...

I would say when the logo on your kit matches the logo on your bike and on your paycheck, then you need logos of sponsors who are paying you to wear them. Otherwise....poseurnoun...
02-23-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,015
Posted By JoeyBike

If you like lycra shorts you will LOVE bibs. I...

If you like lycra shorts you will LOVE bibs. I have never heard a contrary opinion from anyone who has tried both. Imagine your lycra shorts without that danged waistband. Especially if you are at...
02-19-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5,334
Views: 841,967
Posted By JoeyBike

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I stole a page from the Jeep playbook. My ATB can get into more...
02-15-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,722
Posted By JoeyBike

I've toured across the USA five times including...

I've toured across the USA five times including up the spine of the Rockies and Appalachians from start to finish. I most certainly came to the conclusion that downhill is far more anxiety provoking...
02-13-24, 05:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,356
Posted By JoeyBike

My personal observation as well. Plus 1:...

My personal observation as well.

Plus 1: Mentally, I just don't WANT to spend a long day on a bicycle anymore. Which seems to be for the best as far as overuse injuries and fatigue go. I'm pretty...
02-06-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By JoeyBike

You've been talking to my wife haven't you!!!

You've been talking to my wife haven't you!!!
01-12-24, 09:36 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 22,015
Posted By JoeyBike

There are an infinite number of high quality...

There are an infinite number of high quality jerseys, full kit, helmets, etc., that do not have team sponsor's names on them.

Maybe don't worry about what other people think and wear what you...
01-07-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,671
Posted By JoeyBike

I've worn Elevengear Ginger long sleeve jerseys...

I've worn Elevengear Ginger long sleeve jerseys for seems like 10 years now. I own several of them so I don't have to wash every day. They are full zip which on the hottest days I leave unzipped. My...
01-07-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,092
Posted By JoeyBike

There is a lot to know about when cycling in a...

There is a lot to know about when cycling in a busy city. Many cyclists, especially inexperienced ones, are too clueless to even know what to worry about, or just put their lives in God's hands and...
01-05-24, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,578
Views: 987,050
Posted By JoeyBike

Surly Lowside 1x1 is the bike I currently ride...

Surly Lowside 1x1 is the bike I currently ride outdoors for fun. (I have 4 bikes total - an LHT on a smart trainer, a Jamis beater, and a Joe Breeze folding).

Purchased in preparation for a move...
12-30-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,905
Posted By JoeyBike

My wife and I met as speed skaters (inline...

My wife and I met as speed skaters (inline skates, not ice). She hates riding bikes. After many years she was diagnosed with osteopenia. Decided that broken bones weren't worth the risk. So now we...
12-28-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By JoeyBike

JoeyBike's 3 Rules for crossing intersections: ...

JoeyBike's 3 Rules for crossing intersections:

1) Look both ways before crossing/entering any roadway, even a one-way street.

2) If you CAN'T SEE, you CAN'T GO.

3) If you're NOT SURE, you...
12-27-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,491
Posted By JoeyBike

I've ridden some technical trails with...

I've ridden some technical trails with experienced riders. I always tried to stay on their line as they knew what they were doing. I never had any serious crashes because if THEY crashed, I stopped...
12-24-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,360
Posted By JoeyBike

I feel as strong as ever for about 20-30 miles....

I feel as strong as ever for about 20-30 miles. But I don't feel like I am losing ground because I have zero desire to crank out 100+ mile rides, or even 50 miles. So I am as strong as ever for the...
12-24-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,459
Posted By JoeyBike

I worked retail most of my live from 15-55 with a...

I worked retail most of my live from 15-55 with a few breaks. Dealing with the general public on a daily basis, for me, requires some "Me" time without conversation. As H.D. Thoreau wrote: "I've...
12-22-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,356
Posted By JoeyBike

My experience exactly and I'm not even in the...

My experience exactly and I'm not even in the hills yet! I practiced for two years on a smart trainer - tallest gear, out of the saddle, steady pace, some sprints but mostly a nice pace. After...
12-22-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,356
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm with you on this. I don't like the view from...

I'm with you on this. I don't like the view from down there in traffic. Rail-Trails would be my only use for a bent trike. I don't even have a way to carry one anywhere and I am definitely NOT a...
12-22-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,356
Posted By JoeyBike

I have two geared bikes but neither has disk...

I have two geared bikes but neither has disk brakes, which is the main reason i got the 1x1 - also I didn't own any bike like that. All of my bikes are set up aggressively (saddle higher than...
12-20-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,356
Posted By JoeyBike

Questions For Anyone Here 65 Or Wiser!

My wife and I will be relocating from the perfectly flat land of New Orleans, LA to the never-flat land of Greenville South Carolina. I already acquired a Surly Lowside single speed (one low gear for...
12-06-23, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By JoeyBike

Oh, that is excellent!

Oh, that is excellent!
12-05-23, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,420
Posted By JoeyBike

That rear glass looks expensive. :fred:

That rear glass looks expensive. :fred:
10-29-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By JoeyBike

I believe the best solution is to find a place on...

I believe the best solution is to find a place on Earth that already suits your needs perfectly and move there.
10-29-23, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By JoeyBike

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I would like to add one thing to the above comment.

If they keep making cars...
10-24-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By JoeyBike

Very Poor Visibility Conditions. Perhaps I Should Stay Home?

It was early Fall c.1993. I was on my way home during a long self-contained solo bike tour from New Orleans to Maine and back to NOLA. I found myself in Tazwell, TN...
10-16-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,241
Posted By JoeyBike

A daily occurrence in NOLA, especially near the...

A daily occurrence in NOLA, especially near the French Quarter.
10-14-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,841
Posted By JoeyBike

Yes. My single speed Surly Lowside requires me to...

Yes. My single speed Surly Lowside requires me to leave the saddle with every acceleration. I don't need a personal trainer to tell me what that does to my strength and conditioning. Short anwser:...
10-14-23, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,241
Posted By JoeyBike

You can't be TOO seen! I go a tad overkill...

You can't be TOO seen!

I go a tad overkill on the daytime lighting. Front and rear. I dial it back after dark.

I'm happy someone did a real study but I didn't need convincing that the sooner a...
10-14-23, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,279
Posted By JoeyBike

Drove my car to a doctor's appointments just...

Drove my car to a doctor's appointments just yesterday. It's about a 15 minute drive each way. A pickup truck next to me blatantly ran a red that I stopped for. Almost can't blame him as the light is...
10-14-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,279
Posted By JoeyBike

Agreed with your assessment with one footnote: ...

Agreed with your assessment with one footnote:

Even in my car I do not proceed immediately when a light turns green as SO MANY New Orleans motorists run red lights, and not just by accident. They...
Forum: Touring
10-11-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By JoeyBike

Saturday morrning to Sunday afternoon. 100 mile...

Saturday morrning to Sunday afternoon. 100 mile max each way, usually 50-80 miles each way. Out and back makes the most sense where I live. Most of the year I don't even need a sleeping bag or a cook...
10-09-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By JoeyBike

I call that: "They MUST pass".

I call that: "They MUST pass".
10-07-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By JoeyBike

Best Tool For (Potentially) Safe Routing

I am moving to Greenville, SC early next year and had zero clues how to find "safer" bike routes. I used Google Maps, BikeMap, and others and was pulling my hair out trying to piece together some...
10-07-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,145
Posted By JoeyBike

Two Broken Ribs and My Car

I recently broke two ribs when a leg broke off a stool I was standing on and my ribs were the first thing to contact the corner of a concrete chain-wall. I currently am a car owner for 2 years after...
10-01-23, 07:52 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,900
Posted By JoeyBike

My vote: I'm stopping at the red light dead...

My vote:

I'm stopping at the red light dead center in the lane same as if I were on a motorcycle. If someone behind me is signaling a right turn and there is any SAFE way for me to facilitate...
09-28-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,556
Posted By JoeyBike

I had a classmate at LSU back in the '70s who...

I had a classmate at LSU back in the '70s who commuted by bike on a gnarly, busy two-lane death road (Highland Rd). Hateful. One day he noticed a broken child carrier on someone's trash heap and got...
Forum: Touring
09-21-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,202
Posted By JoeyBike

^^THIS. Hands down. I have cycled 36 states...

^^THIS. Hands down.

I have cycled 36 states and provinces. There were bad stretches to be found almost everywhere but none even close to Virginia. Along with all of the things a cyclist could...
09-14-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,713
Posted By JoeyBike

I worked for a couple of summers in a small town...

I worked for a couple of summers in a small town where ALL of the women were, ahem, "unattractive". I worked for a small company where I was the only male, and all of the women were single. Can you...
09-14-23, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,556
Posted By JoeyBike

I'm not crazy about e-bikes personally. I see so...

I'm not crazy about e-bikes personally. I see so many of them around - rentals and privately owned. The ONE thing I do appreciate about e-bike riders though is that they do not feel compelled to...
09-13-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By JoeyBike

The vast majority of legislators are motorists...

The vast majority of legislators are motorists and do not ride bicycles. The vast majority of citizens are motorists and do not venture off of their neighborhood streets on bicycles. The vast...
09-13-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,323
Posted By JoeyBike

I am not disagreeing with your premise. ...

I am not disagreeing with your premise.

Let's say you buy all your tissue at the Dollar Store. It's Brand X Dollar Store stuff. Your friend has a runny nose and asks you to pass him a "Kleenex"....
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