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Old 09-12-22, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by aliasfox View Post
I'm not sure the original premise was positioned in a way that allowed for good discourse...
That's mighty generous of you.
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Old 09-12-22, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Oh, it's always been that way.

And that "It's A Small World After All" ride? Don't get me started...
https://nypost.com/2022/08/03/riders...-over-an-hour/
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Old 09-12-22, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by genejockey View Post
Merely observing that once you've had your last child, Darwin and Evolution are largely done with you.
A little longer than that, it's when you last child leaves home and doesn't return.
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Old 09-12-22, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
A little longer than that, it's when you last child leaves home and doesn't return.
Hence, "largely", though I'd note that we don't execute orphans anymore....
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Originally Posted by terrymorse View Post
A little longer than that, it's when you last child leaves home and doesn't return.
Our 32 year old moved back in with us about 8 months ago. In fact in the last 10 years, all three of our children have came back at least once, a father-in-law moved himself in for a bit, two ex daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren have stayed here for an extended time and three sister-in-laws tried to roost here. I had what I thought was going to be a humorous reply planned but after all that it is really kind of depressing.
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Old 09-12-22, 08:52 PM
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I spent a half hour yesterday removing the SPD and Look pedals from all my bikes. Never again.
Can I have the LOOKS? Ill put them to good use.

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Old 09-12-22, 08:59 PM
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Wow. What a thread. I skimmed through most of it, ignored the grammar pedantry and flaming, but think I got the gist.

OP, if clipless doesn’t work for you, don’t use them. Especially if you’re a triathlete, it might benefit you to avoid changing shoes at T2.

I don’t use clipless for commuting or errands, but I do use them for road, mountain, and cyclocross. I prefer being securely attached to the bike any time I need to stand, or sprint, or corner hard, or muscle over a sharp up, or bounce over rough or loose ground, or need to bunnyhop. If you don’t have any of those situations on your rides, then you may not benefit from clipless.
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Old 09-13-22, 02:04 AM
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Were they clipped in?
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Old 09-13-22, 03:54 AM
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Originally Posted by VegasJen View Post
My ride today was the last straw.
looks like a popular thread TLDR everyone's response. may I suggest you might like 1/2 clips, aka mini clips? they provide a little foot retention but are easy in / easy out. basically they are like old-school toe clips, w/o the straps, but they are a little smaller, meaning the top piece doesn't come as far over the top of the foot, like where the strap would normally pass through
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Old 09-13-22, 11:29 AM
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Does anyone else here remember another cyclist from Las Vegas? SinCityCycler?
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Does anyone else here remember another cyclist from Las Vegas? SinCityCycler?
It's not a surprise that at least two people in Vegas figured out bones are awesome.
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Old 09-13-22, 12:12 PM
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It's not a surprise that at least two people in Vegas figured out bones are awesome.

As are Flying Elvises!

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Old 09-13-22, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
i know you're not bashing nevada but...hey, c'mon, we are a great state.

My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada side of the lake last week. Absolutely amazing.




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Old 09-13-22, 02:27 PM
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More pics please!
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Old 09-13-22, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by bbattle View Post
Does anyone else here remember another cyclist from Las Vegas? SinCityCycler?
I do recall him...Not fondly.
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Old 09-13-22, 03:07 PM
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The pics are certainly the highlight of this thread.
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Old 09-13-22, 04:34 PM
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Does anyone else here remember another cyclist from Las Vegas? SinCityCycler?
Yes.
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Old 09-13-22, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada side of the lake last week. Absolutely amazing.

Did you ride the Flume Trail? A friend has a house up high on the Nevada side and sometimes she invites some of us up to ride. Here we are taking a break on the Flume. 2 of us on clipless and 2 on flats.
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Old 09-13-22, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
Our 32 year old moved back in with us about 8 months ago. In fact in the last 10 years, all three of our children have came back at least once, a father-in-law moved himself in for a bit, two ex daughter-in-laws and three grandchildren have stayed here for an extended time and three sister-in-laws tried to roost here. I had what I thought was going to be a humorous reply planned but after all that it is really kind of depressing.

I gave my kids 1 move back, when they did that, their only place to sleep here after that, is the garage and their bedrooms became my wife's craft room and the other became my office\bike cave.
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
My son and I had an awesome ride on the Nevada side of the lake last week. Absolutely amazing.
wow, only a week ago? that is sand harbor down there and hardly anyone is there. probably the most popular beach on the nevada side. such a beautiful site. i usually go there during spring vacation with my wife. maybe aobut 30 people there when we go. normally looking like this:
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
Did you ride the Flume Trail? A friend has a house up high on the Nevada side and sometimes she invites some of us up to ride. Here we are taking a break on the Flume. 2 of us on clipless and 2 on flats.
Yes, we rode south on the TRT, around Marlette Lake, and then down the Flume Trail. To keep this on topic, notice Lucas’ Shimano M540 pedals. Reliable, bombproof, an excellent value in my opinion.



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I got tired of disc brakes doing all the maiming so I got some clip ins.

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You gave up after one 20 mile ride?
And falling three times in that 20 miles.
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Was browsing the wreckage of this train derailment when I came across this bit of nonsense posted by some ignorant whatever .....
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I take heart in hoping that as these folks get older they will use their universal expertise to guide their health care decisions and ..... self-solving problem.

Darwin those puppies .... or rather, let them Darwin themselves.
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Generally, by that point they've already made any lasting contributions to the gene pool, so Darwin isn't involved anymore.
Which got me thinking ..... "What we have here .... is failure to communicate."

To "Darwin" someone or to let someone "Darwin" themselves ... means to let those folks end their own lives through natural stupidity. It has nothing to do with Dr. Darwin's controversial views on heredity.

I should have made an immediate correction.

Indeed, once past breeding age those folks no longer affect the gene pool directly. On the other hand, they continue to spout their spurious "wisdom" to succeeding generations. That is why we should thank them for self-removal.
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I cannot find any data on whether Charles Darwin used clipless or flats.
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