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04-26-10, 03:26 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,603
Posted By Blindrage

+1 on this. I wear my bibs on every ride, and...

+1 on this. I wear my bibs on every ride, and just wear or at least carry a set of shorts with me. I also wear a bike jersey on every ride since they are longer in the back and keep everything...
04-26-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By Blindrage

Was there damage to the bike or car? The...

Was there damage to the bike or car?

The girl is probably going to be helped along by the Police Office father and his friends in blue. Bottom line is that if there are no injuries or damage...
08-24-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By Blindrage

You really don't. Stock pedals are meant...

You really don't.

Stock pedals are meant for getting the bike out the door. They pretty much assume you are going to replace them with what works for you. A few higher end bike do not come with...
08-24-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,022
Posted By Blindrage

I would like to add one item to your list of...

I would like to add one item to your list of possible problematic outcomes. If in the future you ever plan to work for the government in a position that requires a security clearance, then they get...
08-04-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By Blindrage

The basic problem here is Cali. There is...

The basic problem here is Cali.

There is almost nothing that the freaks out there have not decided could in some rare instance if you managed to ingest a semi truck load of it every day over 18...
08-04-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,072
Posted By Blindrage

If they have an ill adjusted Walmart special than...

If they have an ill adjusted Walmart special than I can totally understand walking it up the hill.
07-31-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,373
Posted By Blindrage

Actually the physics of steering at anything...

Actually the physics of steering at anything above about 5-10 (depending on wheel rotation speeds) mph are even weirder. You turn by counter steering. That means that if you want to go left you...
07-30-09, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Blindrage

I just had this same thing happen. Here is Denver...

I just had this same thing happen. Here is Denver they held the Urban Assault Ride on the 26th, and my GF and I did it. I am used to riding in the foothills or at least places where the hills are...
07-28-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Blindrage

+1 to everything said here. Early on I got self...

+1 to everything said here. Early on I got self conscious and wore my undies. I am not going to go into details except to say it is a bad idea. Commando forever.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,336
Posted By Blindrage

I don't know the details, and the biker may have...

I don't know the details, and the biker may have been justified as defending himself, but it is assault with a deadly weapon otherwise.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,274
Posted By Blindrage

If it would help you prevent it again in the...

If it would help you prevent it again in the future then I hope the memory returns, otherwise I hope you safely keep it tucked away in the back of your mind. Forgotten so it does not color you future...
07-20-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Blindrage

Some of the cops here in the US carry light...

Some of the cops here in the US carry light meters to measure car tinting. I have only heard of two times that they ever use the meters.

1) When they stop the car for speeding or something else...
07-20-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,327
Posted By Blindrage

I understand that in Florida the car drivers are...

I understand that in Florida the car drivers are aggressive and always say the don't see the bikers. Well I imagine this guy get "seen" very easily, and I would go out of my way to give him more than...
07-14-09, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By Blindrage

Doing this with normal street shoes is asking for...

Doing this with normal street shoes is asking for trouble.

You can cover the attachment with insoles, but it is still going to change the geometry of your feet and cause issues and pain.
...
07-10-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Blindrage

Please go see a doctor as well. Like others have...

Please go see a doctor as well. Like others have said there are issues that can crop up after some time. If you have nothing to back them up then you will have a hard time proving the damages in the...
07-10-09, 03:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,069
Posted By Blindrage

I grew up in the south, and now live in Denver....

I grew up in the south, and now live in Denver. We are under represented here for African-American population, but far over represented for Latino population. In Denver proper Caucasians are now the...
07-10-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,422
Posted By Blindrage

Not much a LBS can do. Storefront and...

Not much a LBS can do.

Storefront and employees to keep the doors open are all costly. Having stock on-hand and built is costly. Having stock you just can't sale that sits on the floor for months...
07-09-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By Blindrage

I am not intended to put down the OP. I just find...

I am not intended to put down the OP. I just find it funny that he needed to get up the nerve to go tell a medical professional about something on his rear, but posted it to a forum where 1000s would...
07-09-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By Blindrage

A rough Break Down 2008 Tricross Sport -...

A rough Break Down

2008 Tricross Sport - $1100
Computer - $60
Seat bag and emergency supplies - $45
Rack and panniers - $180
Things I am sure I am forgetting right now - $100+
Losing weight...
07-09-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By Blindrage

I use something similar to that. Purchased it...

I use something similar to that. Purchased it from Home Depot but it only holds one bike. It just hangs the bike from the top bar. I stacked two of them so that mine and the soon to be wife's bike...
07-09-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,839
Posted By Blindrage

why, because he let his wife make a decision? ...

why, because he let his wife make a decision?

In some relationships both parties are equal. If my soon to be wife decided to buy something I would hate to think she would back down just because I...
07-09-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,082
Posted By Blindrage

How I wish this was true. I was in the Air...

How I wish this was true.

I was in the Air force and many of my direct reports were young women that just turned 18. When I got out of the AF and went back to college I was the older guy that...
07-07-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,473
Posted By Blindrage

I work in corporate America. We are a large...

I work in corporate America. We are a large company that many would probably know the name of if you work IT at all. About once a month the boss breaks out beers near the end of the day. We generally...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,836
Posted By Blindrage

Here in Denver we have bike on bike crime all the...

Here in Denver we have bike on bike crime all the time. The Lance Wannabees all try to use the MUPs for their training and they are buzzing at 25+ around blind corners. We have one killed every few...
06-18-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,873
Posted By Blindrage

I wear full kit when I ride, and I am 250. ...

I wear full kit when I ride, and I am 250.

Cycling clothes were designed for a reason. The tight pants do not flap around (and neither does my anatomy in them). The shirts are long in the back so...
05-29-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,698
Posted By Blindrage

It gets worse when you decide you want to wear...

It gets worse when you decide you want to wear clothes that fit the sport. I will give you a hint right up front. I wear XL in most shirts I buy. I wear at the very minimum a 2XL for Jerseys, and...
05-29-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Blindrage

That lady is a keeper. Looks like you had a great...

That lady is a keeper. Looks like you had a great time.
05-22-09, 12:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,539
Posted By Blindrage

The Rim strip protects the tube from the end of...

The Rim strip protects the tube from the end of the spokes. If the spokes are poking through and popping your tires then you need a new rim because the spoke ends are not seating correctly (unless...
04-14-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Blindrage

Just throwing my nickle in the pot, but I live in...

Just throwing my nickle in the pot, but I live in Denver, and I would love to ride on a long, straight, flat stretch just for some variety. Around here it is all .5 miles steep uphill, and then a 65...
06-13-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,582
Posted By Blindrage

+1 on bibs under athletic shorts. Things I...

+1 on bibs under athletic shorts.

Things I found out quickly when I started.

1) Bibs and a good wicking shirt are your friend. Do not worry about other people's opinion, your comfort comes...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,517
Posted By Blindrage

We buy and carry guns down here because laws only...

We buy and carry guns down here because laws only apply to people who will follow the law. That means if we don't have them then the criminals still will. You are much more likely to be involved in a...
05-14-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By Blindrage

I am riding a Specialized Tri-Cross at about 240...

I am riding a Specialized Tri-Cross at about 240 lbs. No problems at all. I have not even managed to bust a spoke yet, and I hit curbs all the time. I run the tire pressure at max listed on the wall,...
05-02-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,387
Posted By Blindrage

If I thought for a moment I could keep up with a...

If I thought for a moment I could keep up with a group over any distance I would be all for this. Maybe after a few months to get in some shape that is not round and huffing like a wind tunnel.
04-30-08, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By Blindrage

I went with the Specialized Tahoe's. Great shoes...

I went with the Specialized Tahoe's. Great shoes and I would never look back to flats at this point.
04-30-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 989
Posted By Blindrage

Because much like our Religion and our Government...

Because much like our Religion and our Government here in the States people have attached moral rightness to their beliefs. If you don't believe the way I do then you are simply wrong. There is no...
04-21-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By Blindrage

Tagging this thread. I am so ordering the Clyde...

Tagging this thread. I am so ordering the Clyde Jersey.
04-20-08, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By Blindrage

What is really nice is being blessed with that...

What is really nice is being blessed with that high paying job in a career you love.

I went back to school and finished my EE degree just over a year ago. I was about to turn 40, and I just got a...
04-18-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Blindrage

I would love to lose some weight, but I am not...

I would love to lose some weight, but I am not concerned about it right now.

I am 6 ft even and 235, so there is weight to be lost for sure. I am in a great relationship and generally happy with...
04-10-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,805
Posted By Blindrage

This comes down to some very simple concepts. ...

This comes down to some very simple concepts.

1) You screwed up: You should have been very VERY clear with them that this was a long distance test ride and had an agreement up front about any...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,241
Posted By Blindrage

Just proves that wherever you go there are...

Just proves that wherever you go there are morons. I grew up a middle class white boy in South Carolina. I heard racial garbage from almost everyone around me all the time I was growing up. I am...
04-04-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,613
Posted By Blindrage

+1 on the bibs. I tried a set of normal shorts...

+1 on the bibs. I tried a set of normal shorts and they fold over at the waist line and cause no end of issues. The bibs solved all my issues.

If you are uncomfortable showing the bibs in public...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-08, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Blindrage

Almost any form of Unix is the most stable OS out...

Almost any form of Unix is the most stable OS out there. I am about to get much deeper into the depths of both Unix and ficon in general with the new job I start on the 9th. You guys will be able to...
03-31-08, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,632
Posted By Blindrage

+1 on the Tahoe shoes. I got them and a set of...

+1 on the Tahoe shoes. I got them and a set of commuter pedals with SPD clip on one side and flats on the other. I use the clip for almost all my rides, but when I want to run to the end of the block...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 26,241
Posted By Blindrage

Well today I got one of the two biggies. I have...

Well today I got one of the two biggies. I have been staying on the sidewalks and making sure to learn what I was doing with the clipless shoes and such. Well today I decided that for the first time...
03-28-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,566
Posted By Blindrage

I ended up going with Specialized Taho shoes....

I ended up going with Specialized Taho shoes. They are not garish and are easy to walk in. For pedals I went with Shimano PD-M324s. It uses the SPD system of course, and the pedals are two sided with...
03-27-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,566
Posted By Blindrage

Gone clipless

I just had to throw it out there for anyone that is on the fence about going clipless... make that move. I just got back into cycling last summer when I realized just how much I needed to lose weight...
03-22-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By Blindrage

I happen to have exercise induced Asthma, so I...

I happen to have exercise induced Asthma, so I have asked a few of these questions. Here are some of the reasons that cold air causes you to feel like you have less usable oxygen.

The bronchial...
03-22-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,349
Posted By Blindrage

I went the route of getting a concealed carry...

I went the route of getting a concealed carry permit to go with my shoulder holster. I didn't really do this for biking but more for the fact that in the US you are more likely to be involved in a...
03-16-08, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Blindrage

Right now I live in Northglenn, but I will...

Right now I live in Northglenn, but I will probably be moving down to the Centennial area later this year.
03-15-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Blindrage

I will have to go over and check it out. Is it...

I will have to go over and check it out. Is it mostly terrain or paved trail riding?
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