Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 16 of 66 FirstFirst ... 6141516171826 ... LastLast
Results 376 to 400 of 1637
  1. #376
    Making a kilometer blurry waterrockets's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Austin (near TX)
    My Bikes
    rkwaki's porn collection
    Posts
    26,112
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    I'm currently on thin ice around here, but I think it is more like this:

    Wait. What?

  2. #377
    Resident Alien Racer Ex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Location, location.
    Posts
    11,431
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Wait. What?
    Exactly.

  3. #378
    coffee-stained punk hammy56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Then he should refrain from being insulting.
    agreed.

  4. #379
    Has coddling tendencies. KiddSisko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Topanga Canyon
    My Bikes
    2008 Blue RC8 w/ '09 Rival
    Posts
    8,015
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    agreed.
    Then it's settled. If at least two from the integer forum which adds up to 6 agrees, then that's the last word. The integer forum which adds up to 5 requires at least 10 to make an accord. Granted, half those are troll agreements.
    "We understand what you are saying. I don't think you understand what you are saying." - umd

  5. #380
    coffee-stained punk hammy56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    umm...ok.

  6. #381
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Let's try to keep this kind of stuff out of this thread. Thanks.

  7. #382
    coffee-stained punk hammy56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    umd started the "nice , friendly thread"...

    *giggles*


    just joshin ya umd, its all good.

  8. #383
    Elite Fred mollusk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Edge City
    My Bikes
    2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son
    Posts
    10,650
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is all good.

    I just don't "suffer fools gladly" and without that skill I won't be long for BF.
    I'm the world's forgotten boy. The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy.

  9. #384
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anyway, to get this somewhat back on topic, I was thinking about "looking back" while riding today. I do it frequently, and I have no problems with it, but some people do. I was talking about it with fauxto nick when he was visiting SB last week and he mentioned that someone had told him to put your chin to your shoulder when you look back and it will help with stability. I had never really thought about it before, but after that I noticed that's what I did. So, PSA to all you riders out there who have trouble looking back while riding, try putting your chin to your shoulder...

    There are also other "tricks" to keeping a straight line while looking back, anyone else have any others they would like to share?

  10. #385
    coffee-stained punk hammy56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I see people look under their arms...Ive never been able to do that comfortably. I can look 'down and back', just beyond my rear wheel to see if someones there, otherwise I'll take a quick look over my shoulder.

  11. #386
    Senior Member agoodale's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Murrieta, CA
    Posts
    1,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    ...PSA to all you riders out there who have trouble looking back while riding, try putting your chin to your shoulder...
    There are also other "tricks" to keeping a straight line while looking back, anyone else have any others they would like to share?
    +1

    Another good tip is to take your hand off the bar, put it behind you, and grab the back of your saddle. Once you can do that while still riding in a straight line it's very easy to turn your head without swerving.

  12. #387
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by agoodale View Post
    Another good tip is to take your hand off the bar, put it behind you, and grab the back of your saddle. Once you can do that while still riding in a straight line it's very easy to turn your head without swerving.
    That also works well when looking back while riding with no hands...

  13. #388
    The bus, Gus mrvile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    976
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I used to do the thing where I drift in the direction that I look back. I read somewhere to bend the opposite elbow slightly while looking back - ie, when looking over the left shoulder, bend the right elbow. It helped me quite a bit.

    BTW - great thread. I'll be reading.

  14. #389
    Senior Member mvnsnd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    WNY
    My Bikes
    old bikes
    Posts
    1,977
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Thanks for explaining the 33 vs 41. I had no idea.

  15. #390
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    30,262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    All good tips. My only additional suggestion is to practice, practice, practice. It helps if you can find a smooth, quiet road and practice this using the fog line as a guide. And practice drinking, eating, removing clothing while being smooth.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

  16. #391
    Mr. Dopolina Bob Dopolina's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Taiwan
    My Bikes
    KUUPAS, Simpson VR
    Posts
    9,647
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do a variation of this. If I want to take a longer look over my left shoulder I bring my left arm to my chest at the same time. It feels like it balances the motion out and I continue in a straight line.

    If I'm riding beside someone I put my hand on their shoulder. I've only once had someone freak out but that was a heads up as to whose wheel to avoid.
    BLOG of BOB: Old Guy Racer
    BDop Cycling Company Ltd.: bdopcycling.com, facebook

  17. #392
    My idea of fun kensuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    My Bikes
    '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '02 Kona Lavadome, '07 Giant TCR Advanced, '07 Karate Monkey
    Posts
    9,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Wait. What?
    it's a great read about how engineers don't think like normal people and tend to overlook common use scenarios. I'll send you my copy if you need it.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

  18. #393
    No matches Flatballer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    My Bikes
    two wheeled ones
    Posts
    10,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I felt like I was having an inverted heart attack today on the bike. I had a pain under my right clavicle, sharp, and it was radiating down my right arm. I also had sharp pain under my lowest right rib, kinda on the side. Both were made worse by heavy breathing.

    anyone else had these? Getting off the bike and relaxing seemed to help and then I cruised home easy and it was gone by the time I got home. I don't think they're related because I've had the pain under the rib (same side, same spot) before, including a few days ago, without the clavicle one. I'd also had the clavicle one without the other before.

  19. #394
    Ironwoman Velo Gator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Cervélo S2
    Posts
    13,481
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Update:

    I'm guzzling the G2 on my rides. My headaches are almost totally gone. Hard to believe I was dehydrated before since I was drinking so much. Now the only downside is that I get a slushy feeling in my stomach from all that liquid.

  20. #395
    **** that mattm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    CALI
    Posts
    11,601
    Mentioned
    66 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    it's a great read about how engineers don't think like normal people and tend to overlook common use scenarios. I'll send you my copy if you need it.
    Can you send about 30,000 copies of it to 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond, Wa?

    Thx.
    cat 1.

    blog

  21. #396
    My idea of fun kensuf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Gainesville, FL
    My Bikes
    '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '02 Kona Lavadome, '07 Giant TCR Advanced, '07 Karate Monkey
    Posts
    9,757
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ijen0311 View Post
    Update:

    I'm guzzling the G2 on my rides. My headaches are almost totally gone. Hard to believe I was dehydrated before since I was drinking so much. Now the only downside is that I get a slushy feeling in my stomach from all that liquid.
    Well, I'm glad your headaches are getting better! As for the slushy sloshy feeling, you probably don't need so much g2 on a 90 minute ride.. Try one bottle with some ice water and an electrolyte replacement and one bottle of sports drink, and see where that gets you. If you go for 3 bottles, you can put one in a jersey pocket, or just stop real quickly at a convenience store.

    Full disclosure: tonight I drank a lot on my 2:15 ride. Basically 4 bottles worth: 1 bottle of dedicated athlete sports drink, 1.5 bottles of water (with endurolytes), and then a quart of G2 which I picked up at a store about half-way through the ride. But I was trying to push myself, for at least the first 90 minutes. With the dewpoint at 78, and the temps only in the upper 80s (89?), the HI was still around 99.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

  22. #397
    stole your bike roadiejorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    North Bergen, NJ
    My Bikes
    Orbea Orca, Ridley Compact
    Posts
    6,695
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Anyway, to get this somewhat back on topic, I was thinking about "looking back" while riding today. I do it frequently, and I have no problems with it, but some people do. I was talking about it with fauxto nick when he was visiting SB last week and he mentioned that someone had told him to put your chin to your shoulder when you look back and it will help with stability. I had never really thought about it before, but after that I noticed that's what I did. So, PSA to all you riders out there who have trouble looking back while riding, try putting your chin to your shoulder...

    There are also other "tricks" to keeping a straight line while looking back, anyone else have any others they would like to share?
    I haven't tried any of the tricks suggested, I just look back and hold my line. I managed to get used to it by thinking "straight line" when I would look back then it became second nature.
    I like pie

  23. #398
    umd
    umd is offline
    Banned umd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Santa Barbara, CA
    My Bikes
    Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
    Posts
    28,343
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by roadiejorge View Post
    I haven't tried any of the tricks suggested, I just look back and hold my line. I managed to get used to it by thinking "straight line" when I would look back then it became second nature.
    Chances are you are doing something with your body to maintain the balance. I never really thought about it until Nick mentioned that to me the other day. Next time you look back, think about what it is that you are actually doing to stabilize yourself and keep the balance.

  24. #399
    No matches Flatballer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Charlotte, NC
    My Bikes
    two wheeled ones
    Posts
    10,183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I kinda tuck the chin and just barely rest my left hand on the bars so I don't steer (when looking left, reverse for right).

    If I want to look for a long time (changing lanes in heavy traffic, for example) I'll take the left hand off the bars and put it on my hip and take my right hand up by the stem.

    I've never been able to look under my arm and actually see much. I can tell if there's another rider right on my wheel, but I can't see cars or anything. Everything being upside down and small confuses me.

  25. #400
    Senior Member wens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Northeast Ohio
    Posts
    2,661
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://redkiteprayer.com/

    Why is that named redkiteprayer?
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

Page 16 of 66 FirstFirst ... 6141516171826 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •