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05-15-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,728
Posted By skye

Beer cooler foam is still beer cooler foam, no...

Beer cooler foam is still beer cooler foam, no matter how fancy you dress it up. None of it will do you much good.
11-23-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By skye

Save your money, buy a mirror instead. Way better...

Save your money, buy a mirror instead. Way better for your safety.
08-31-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,914
Posted By skye

Why not just ride in regular clothes? I haven't...

Why not just ride in regular clothes? I haven't felt the slightest need to wear kit when cycling for years, especially when I'm running errands. Most of my bikes do have eggbeaters, so I can where...
04-23-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By skye

Looking for ultra-cheap, disposable helmet.

I haven't worn a helmet in about 15 years, don't even own one anymore, but I'm about to go touring in Australia, where the things are mandatory.

Does anyone know where I can purchase a...
11-04-16, 04:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,132
Posted By skye

Testosterone Testimony

Almost 60. For the past few years, my ass has been draggin. Yeah, I still rode to work most days, but ended every day exhausted. Forget cross-training. I used to freakin' live at a gym, now a grocery...
11-04-16, 04:18 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,526
Posted By skye

This "belief" is well founded in fact. Multiple...

This "belief" is well founded in fact. Multiple studies have shown that mile-per-mile, MUP riding is more dangerous. Much of the danger is from the increased number of bike-car intersections.

Your...
09-02-16, 11:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,152
Posted By skye

This is why I carry.

This is why I carry.
09-02-16, 11:40 AM
08-02-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,376
Posted By skye

You were riding way, way too far to the right.

You were riding way, way too far to the right.
07-27-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,834
Posted By skye

This is just uninformed BS. The recumbent bicycle...

This is just uninformed BS. The recumbent bicycle has been at the forefront of design development, and in fact, holds the land speed records. Nobody even tries to use an upright design at Battle...
07-24-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,736
Posted By skye

[QUOTE=wphamilton;18934460]No, the domain is...

[QUOTE=wphamilton;18934460]No, the domain is valid and there is a law-firm page there. Of sorts, non-professional look but it's not that unusual for a one man operation. Gilberto Gentilli, Attorney...
07-24-16, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By skye

I rode in Boston for a dozen years, it's...

I rode in Boston for a dozen years, it's perfectly fine. I was just there the other week after many years' absence, and I was happily surprised by how bike-friendly the city has become.

Also rode...
07-24-16, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By skye

Think strong, look forward. I will ask the Gods...

Think strong, look forward. I will ask the Gods to send health your way.
07-24-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,244
Posted By skye

Great bike! I hope you get a lot of fun miles on...

Great bike! I hope you get a lot of fun miles on it.

I built my first bike last year, and will never buy anything but a frame again. Also, building wheels is the most meditative thing you can do....
07-24-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,942
Posted By skye

Cycling is far from dangerous. Cyclists have a...

Cycling is far from dangerous. Cyclists have a 3-7 year longer lifespan than non-cyclists. That doesn't happen with dangerous activities.
07-24-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,257
Posted By skye

I weekly see patients who are suffering from what...

I weekly see patients who are suffering from what I've come to call "statin poisoning." I've been following the research on statins for a decade, and their benefits are by no means certain, or even...
07-24-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,736
Posted By skye

The letter is BS. I can guarantee you that it was...

The letter is BS. I can guarantee you that it was not written by an attorney, not even one whose native tongue is not English.

Also, the domain name included in the alleged attorney's email...
07-18-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,357
Posted By skye

ummm...ALL emotions are internally generated, and...

ummm...ALL emotions are internally generated, and most people experience the range of them through the course of a single day. If you are incapable of experiencing fear, anger and frustration, you...
07-15-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,664
Posted By skye

A bit OT, but I have drum brakes on one of my...

A bit OT, but I have drum brakes on one of my rides. Damn things are infallible, maintenance-free, and can get me down a mountain safely with full gear.
07-15-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,013
Posted By skye

Haven't worn a helmet in 15 years. Don't see the...

Haven't worn a helmet in 15 years. Don't see the point of them, frankly.
07-15-16, 07:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,257
Posted By skye

Statins are the worst BS foisted on an...

Statins are the worst BS foisted on an unsuspecting public in the checkered history of mainstream medicine.
07-15-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By skye

On the third night of the new moon, I collect...

On the third night of the new moon, I collect godspittle (dew) from the grass, and mix it with a proprietary blend of paraffin, used 30-weight, and a touch of shaved buffalo chips as a binding agent....
07-15-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,269
Posted By skye

Wimp. I remember the last century I was on, I was...

Wimp. I remember the last century I was on, I was behind Roadboy Junior and some hot blonde he was trying to impress all the way up a hill. That "friggin weight" didn't seem to cause me any problems,...
06-18-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,027
Posted By skye

+1000 I rode my second 100k of the past two...

+1000

I rode my second 100k of the past two weeks in a pair of cargo shorts, a t-shirt and no helmet. Ridden about 1,400 miles so far this year, kind of a slow start for me. Had a great time....
06-13-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,412
Posted By skye

+1

+1
06-13-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,412
Posted By skye

No they are not.

No they are not.
06-11-16, 05:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,883
Posted By skye

Well, that's the first time I've seen anyone...

Well, that's the first time I've seen anyone claiming spiritual ranking based on their street skillz. Riding like a dumbass doesn't make you a sage, it just makes you a dumbass.
05-22-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,778
Posted By skye

I've never understood when people say that. Does...

I've never understood when people say that. Does sitting in an easy chair give you a backache? Rarely. Riding a 'bent is like sitting in an easy chair, with the exception that you get to move...
05-22-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,778
Posted By skye

Another vote for Brooks. Never, ever had a saddle...

Another vote for Brooks. Never, ever had a saddle I liked until I got my Brooks B67. This model works for me because I like a more upright riding style. Rode 51 km yesterday, my bum didn't complain...
05-21-16, 05:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,901
Posted By skye

Kit and BSO arguments. I don't care what you wear...

Kit and BSO arguments. I don't care what you wear or what you ride, if it's 2-3 wheels and you're the engine, you're good in my book.
05-21-16, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By skye

Your example is just ridiculous. Watermelon rinds...

Your example is just ridiculous. Watermelon rinds don't even faintly resemble human skulls, in structure or strength. Watermelon fruit certainly does not resemble brains, except perhaps yours.
05-21-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,173
Posted By skye

What have you been smoking?

What have you been smoking?
05-18-16, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By skye

Two skateboards -- one for each end -- and a...

Two skateboards -- one for each end -- and a piece of rope tied off to your downtube. Or, at least, that's how 12-year-old me would do it.
05-18-16, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By skye

Right, of course it did. As a matter of fact,...

Right, of course it did. As a matter of fact, there would hardly be any cyclists living today if that story were true, because it happens to thousands of cyclists daily. In fact, helmets saving...
05-17-16, 04:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By skye

4,000 miles on mine, still going strong. Took...

4,000 miles on mine, still going strong. Took about 150-200 miles to properly break it in.
05-17-16, 04:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By skye

The smart move is to just chuck the helmet...

The smart move is to just chuck the helmet altogether. It doesn't do anything more than a baseball cap to protect you, and is less than useless in a crash that might actually damage your head.
05-14-16, 01:27 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,583
Posted By skye

lol. You're one of those guys who doesn't know...

lol. You're one of those guys who doesn't know how to shift gears, aren't you? Winching your way up the hill at 25 rpm in the big chainring...
05-14-16, 07:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,267
Posted By skye

good gods, necro troll thread. Put a stake in it,...

good gods, necro troll thread. Put a stake in it, please.
05-14-16, 07:19 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 30,583
Posted By skye

Let's face it, anyone who can't/won't stop their...

Let's face it, anyone who can't/won't stop their bike for a sign or a red light is just too much of a damn wimp to be out on the road. If you lack the basic muscular and cardiovascular sufficiency to...
05-14-16, 07:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,792
Posted By skye

Why helmets are the last thing we should be worrying about

Why bike helmets are the last thing we should be worrying about : TreeHugger (http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/why-bike-helmets-are-last-thing-we-should-be-worrying-about.html?)
04-17-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 70,846
Posted By skye

That's a shallow opinion. My bike is my daily...

That's a shallow opinion. My bike is my daily driver. I'm on that thing more than anything else. It needs to be durable, reliable, comfortable, capable of hauling loads, going fast going slow, going...
04-11-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,750
Posted By skye

Anybody remember Steve Roberts? I met him many...

Anybody remember Steve Roberts? I met him many years ago, during his touring days. 515337
04-11-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,495
Posted By skye

Never. If I can't ride there, I usually don't go....

Never. If I can't ride there, I usually don't go. If I have to drive (which is rare), I'm driving for a specific purpose.
03-16-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,358
Posted By skye

My advice to cops? Lemme think...how about they...

My advice to cops? Lemme think...how about they quit stopping my employees on the way to work for Driving While Black? Or me, for Riding A Bicycle On A Public Street? Or maybe the best advice would...
03-07-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,987
Posted By skye

Helmet wearing is far from a universally accepted...

Helmet wearing is far from a universally accepted best practice, except in racing. An examination of the research shows that its benefits are far from proven. These aren't races. What other kit not...
03-07-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By skye

Y'know, I never really understood that. I know...

Y'know, I never really understood that. I know people who have gone to Sturgis by trailering their bikes there. WTH? When I had a bike, the fun part was the ride there and back.
03-03-16, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,987
Posted By skye

why? It's not necessary for insurance, and all...

why? It's not necessary for insurance, and all the riders have signed a liabilty release.
02-25-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,122
Posted By skye

Age does not affect the material properties of...

Age does not affect the material properties of bicycle helmet foam liners. - PubMed - NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26902784)
02-25-16, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,934
Views: 255,027
Posted By skye

So much for the "YOU MUST REPLACE YOUR HELMET...

So much for the "YOU MUST REPLACE YOUR HELMET EVERY TWO YEARS OR YOU'RE GOING TO DIE!!!!" BS.

Age does not affect the material properties of bicycle helmet foam liners. - PubMed - NCBI...
02-23-16, 07:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,089
Posted By skye

Don't waste your money on a helmet. They don't do...

Don't waste your money on a helmet. They don't do squat.
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