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04-02-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By David Bierbaum

Hey, if it's good enough to cement barges, I...

Hey, if it's good enough to cement barges, I guess it's good enough to cement shoes... :innocent:
04-02-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 645
Posted By David Bierbaum

I second the miracle properties of Shoe Goo. I've...

I second the miracle properties of Shoe Goo. I've actually used that stuff to build an entire new sole for my dress shoes, after I wore a quarter sized hole in the leather sole. That stuff just...
04-02-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By David Bierbaum

HAHA! The joke's on you! I used the SEARCH...

HAHA! The joke's on you! I used the SEARCH FUNCTION in Firefox to look for my name! ;)



I think whoever told you that, way back when, was playing an April Fools Day joke on you! :D
03-23-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By David Bierbaum

After all the Winter snow and salt and frigid...

After all the Winter snow and salt and frigid temperatures and black ice, Spring has finally sprung here, in late March, so I've finally gotten out to do some riding, and jumped in a bit too hard for...
03-23-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,748
Posted By David Bierbaum

I think the C&O trail is having problems, or...

I think the C&O trail is having problems, or recently had problems, with severe washout conditions. I'm wondering if the Katy won't have similar problems this year, with the Missouri flooding... The...
09-21-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,955
Posted By David Bierbaum

True. Mostly all I see nowadays are the Zombies...

True. Mostly all I see nowadays are the Zombies shambling through the parks and stores, staring with vacant eyes at the little slab throwing cold light onto the waxy skin of their slack faces. AKA,...
08-02-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By David Bierbaum

Sigh. When they repaved a local road like that,...

Sigh. When they repaved a local road like that, I wasn't so fortunate. They paved in a permanent ripple in the surface, so I almost get seasick riding over it.
07-16-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,469
Posted By David Bierbaum

There is a part of me that desperately wants to...

There is a part of me that desperately wants to post the flippant and obvious answer: "I wear clothes. I recommend this to others as well." ;)

My only bicycle specific article of clothing are my...
07-14-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,683
Posted By David Bierbaum

Heh. When I try using my voice, rather than...

Heh. When I try using my voice, rather than pause, folks usually make a credible attempt at jumping out of their skins in fright. ;) A nice bell, with a nice clear sound that I wouldn't mind...
07-13-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,683
Posted By David Bierbaum

The species name for these creatures you've...

The species name for these creatures you've noticed, I believe, is "MAMILs" Middle Aged Men In Lycra. ;) I think they are maintaining that fast pace by putting out so much effort they have no breath...
07-13-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,076
Posted By David Bierbaum

I use toe clips for the simple reason that I HAVE...

I use toe clips for the simple reason that I HAVE toe clips! ;) If I were to switch, I'd have to buy pedals, cleats, and shoes, and my unusual foot shape makes most shoes problematic to wear. I...
06-06-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By David Bierbaum

Ditto on trying out saddles till you find one you...

Ditto on trying out saddles till you find one you are comfortable with, with the proviso that you have to try the saddle out for an extended period, because sometimes the saddle that feels...
05-04-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

That last snake looks like it will be irritable,...

That last snake looks like it will be irritable, since it seems to be molting.
05-03-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By David Bierbaum

I think the Whiskey is wasted on that guy in the...

I think the Whiskey is wasted on that guy in the last photo...
04-30-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 24,324
Views: 2,262,523
Posted By David Bierbaum

I finally got my first pre-breakfast exercise...

I finally got my first pre-breakfast exercise ride in for this year. Now to get back in the habit, to get back in shape. ... yes, I know, "round" is a shape too... :)
04-29-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

Maybe it's one of those Lauf leaf-spring forks. ...

Maybe it's one of those Lauf leaf-spring forks. Those things always look like they're installed backwards.
04-29-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By David Bierbaum

Wow! Someone who was away longer than me! ...

Wow! Someone who was away longer than me! Congrats on going from bad to less-bad! ;)
04-28-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

That's a high-end carbon fiber bike, right? ;)

That's a high-end carbon fiber bike, right? ;)
04-28-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By David Bierbaum

Heh. Blame Google. Those were at the top of...

Heh. Blame Google. Those were at the top of links for non-trike recumbents of that type. ;)
04-28-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By David Bierbaum

The crazy knucklehead is here, watching your...

The crazy knucklehead is here, watching your video from his nice toasty house... :innocent:
04-28-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By David Bierbaum

You know, now I'm wondering, do they make...

You know, now I'm wondering, do they make recumbent full-suspension mountain bikes? or gravel/CX recumbents?

"Hurries off to Google."

Okay, looking at the Revolution Defiance trike and Vision...
04-28-18, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By David Bierbaum

I was spoiled last year, because I could take Mom...

I was spoiled last year, because I could take Mom up to Alvareita's School of Beauty, where she could get her hair done for cheap, and it was right next to the trail at the "Historic Leclaire" water...
04-28-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By David Bierbaum

Great Scott! How long since I've been here?

You ever have one of those moments when you realize you've not been to one of your favorite sites in a long time, without even noticing?

It's time for me to check in, and see how everyone is...
10-18-17, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By David Bierbaum

56th Birthday present impressions.

For my birthday, I received a pair of folding bead 700x38C Vittoria Adventure Trail tires (on closeout), which replaced my Maxxis Overdrive tires (the rear was really worn down), and now that I've...
09-18-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By David Bierbaum

Thanks. Both old and new were 700C x 38mm. I...

Thanks. Both old and new were 700C x 38mm. I went from Maxxis Overdrives to this set of Vittoria Adventure Trail tires (bought for me on my birthday, on closeout). Trying to massage them into...
09-18-17, 05:18 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,090
Posted By David Bierbaum

Holy Hullaballoo, Batman!

Holy Hullaballoo, Batman!
09-18-17, 05:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,090
Posted By David Bierbaum

A little throw-away factoid: Did you know,...

A little throw-away factoid: Did you know, Porsche has a line of bicycles?

It would have been awesomely ironic, if you had been riding a Porsche bicycle next to the Porsche car... ;)
09-18-17, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By David Bierbaum

First folding bead tires question.

With my old wire-bead tires, installing was a breeze, since the tire stayed pretty much round. Now that I have a new pair of (Vittoria Adventure Trail) folding bead tires, I'm going nuts, trying to...
08-15-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,570
Posted By David Bierbaum

I was trying to use my bicycle to catch up with...

I was trying to use my bicycle to catch up with my long lost youth, but pedal as hard as I might, I still ended up being dropped before the finish line was even in view... :)

Mostly, I'm just...
07-24-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By David Bierbaum

Tis far better to have a kit, and not have a...

Tis far better to have a kit, and not have a flat, than to have a flat, and not have a kit...

My emergency bag has two tubes and a patch kit. I usually just change tubes, and leave patching for...
05-13-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,397
Posted By David Bierbaum

Jacques Anquetil won his second Tour de France,...

Jacques Anquetil won his second Tour de France, when I was born.
05-12-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,405
Posted By David Bierbaum

I got a glimpse of my own future, this afternoon....

I got a glimpse of my own future, this afternoon. Going out by bike to get groceries, put down the list and the money to put panniers on my bike, then went on a ride (long route to go to the store...
05-10-17, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yay! The rain has finally stopped! Now it's...

Yay! The rain has finally stopped! Now it's time to get out the bike and hit the......
02-24-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

This guy definitely seems interested in taking up...

This guy definitely seems interested in taking up cycling! Do you think you can teach him to ride?
12-24-16, 12:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,690
Posted By David Bierbaum

Sigh. I don't want to take my bike out now, with...

Sigh. I don't want to take my bike out now, with all the salt on the roads, so I'm making do with watching the "Long Riders" anime series for now. :p
11-08-16, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By David Bierbaum

It looks like you smeared Vaseline on the lens...

It looks like you smeared Vaseline on the lens for that soft focus look. ;) How far has the color change gone in your area? If it's at peak, it looks like Fall is a bust, color-wise, in your area,...
11-02-16, 11:21 PM
Replies: 843
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Views: 119,761
Posted By David Bierbaum

There are going to be cases of severe lack of...

There are going to be cases of severe lack of sleep in the morning, in Chicago! It only took 'em 108 years, but the Cubs did it tonight.
10-24-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 843
Sticky Pub 51
Views: 119,761
Posted By David Bierbaum

Are there any GCN fans in here? I just ran...

Are there any GCN fans in here? I just ran across this 2 year old video that covers nutrition essentials for us folks in the 50+ forum!

https://youtu.be/W9fQcJQoyfg
10-21-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By David Bierbaum

Fall + Fall rains = the bicyclist's greatest...

Fall + Fall rains = the bicyclist's greatest threat! LEAF SNOT! The slippery sheet sneakily hides all manner of spoke-catching sticks and twigs, in addition to being a sliding hazard.

I hate...
10-18-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,857
Posted By David Bierbaum

I switched to Presta valve tubes for the simple...

I switched to Presta valve tubes for the simple reason that I was ALWAYS LOSING THOSE STUPID CAPS every time I inflated a schrader tube. I got tired of searching for them incessantly, so I use...
Forum: Touring
10-18-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,177
Posted By David Bierbaum

I just use the weather channel app. So far, it's...

I just use the weather channel app. So far, it's predicted better than any of the news stations, and the radar info is pretty good as well.
10-16-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,172
Views: 383,657
Posted By David Bierbaum

Maybe it's similar to those cane-swords, and the...

Maybe it's similar to those cane-swords, and the seat post is actually a sheath for a utility knife for all your camping and trail-blazing needs!
10-16-16, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yes, either a recument or a crank-forward style...

Yes, either a recument or a crank-forward style bicycle may be what you need, to take the stress off the damaged vertebrae. Also, fatter tires to absorb the harshness of the road will be invaluable...
10-16-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,066
Posted By David Bierbaum

Why did the chicken cross the bike path? Because...

Why did the chicken cross the bike path? Because some idiot built a bike path between the chicken and where it wanted to go! :D

The birds that give me the most trouble on the confluence trail are...
10-01-16, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,581
Posted By David Bierbaum

I've had my 1992 Specialized Crossroads since......

I've had my 1992 Specialized Crossroads since... well, 1992. I don't know when they switched the Crossroads from Cro-Moly to Aluminum, but it was after I got mine.
Forum: Touring
09-29-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,191
Posted By David Bierbaum

Sigh. For the life of me, I never saw that...

Sigh. For the life of me, I never saw that machens road crossing the railroad tracks to the machens trailhead, all the previous times I've looked there. I'd always hoped that I could get to the...
Forum: Touring
09-29-16, 08:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,191
Posted By David Bierbaum

This has been a bad few months this year, with...

This has been a bad few months this year, with the waves of heavy rain that rolled through. About two months ago, we got 11 inches of rain in two days. I was welded to my shopvac for three days...
09-29-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,235
Posted By David Bierbaum

This is the advantage, and the problem, with...

This is the advantage, and the problem, with trekking bars; they are infinitely adjustable, so they take a lot of fiddling to get that perfect setup just for you, but the result is a setup that is...
09-29-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By David Bierbaum

If you have a latex allergy, then you might be...

If you have a latex allergy, then you might be sunk, but if your skin was just chafed by the action of using the tree pruner for an extended time (or your hands came into contact with irritating oils...
09-26-16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,302
Posted By David Bierbaum

If I had it to do over again, I'd have bought a...

If I had it to do over again, I'd have bought a spectacle or helmet mounted mirror, if only so I could turn my bicycle upside down and rest it on the handlebars and seat while working on the lower...
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