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07-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By base2

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!...

Just watched stage 4. These women are killin' it!

The dust, the dirt, the grime, getting hit by your own team car, getting creamed by another rider at speed while you get a wheel swap, face plants...
07-23-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,781
Posted By tomato coupe

Even more importantly, always wave at the...

Even more importantly, always wave at the district attorney and local judges. That saved my bacon just last week; I was looking at some hard time for armed robbery, but the judge recognized me from...
06-16-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,004
Posted By DorkDisk

"Get a job" On my way home from...

"Get a job"

On my way home from work
06-15-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,732
Posted By PeteHski

They are definitely building frames for many...

They are definitely building frames for many other brands and they do NOT make a lot of garbage. What they do make is a complete range from low to very high-end bikes and everything in-between and...
06-05-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 803
Posted By Mr. 66

I'm guessing that you will go through Salt Lake...

I'm guessing that you will go through Salt Lake City, and Boise toward Columbia River Gorge.

If you have time you could go north from Boise drive through the Seven Sisters and Snake River/Hells...
06-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Joe5972

I think I messed up originally when measuring the...

I think I messed up originally when measuring the chain, assuming that 12" was 300mm, and I measured from the start of one link to the start of another link!
When I should have just converted inches...
05-22-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,091
Posted By CheGiantForLife

The single best biking tip you ever got?

Years ago, I got into mounting biking in the woods.
My friend told me if there is an object you want to avoid, do not look at it.

Look where you want the front tire to go, not at the obstacle...
05-14-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,740
Posted By rsbob

I love cycling but always heard that swimming is...

I love cycling but always heard that swimming is the best sport for all around fitness. And a point of contention about stronger bones. Since cycling is non-weight bearing cyclists, at least at the...
04-18-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,838
Posted By Kedosto

Shimano’s new InvisiChain. Cleanest, quietest,...

Shimano’s new InvisiChain. Cleanest, quietest, longest lasting chain ever made. Never needs cleaning or lubrication, and is 100% lighter than any other chain on the market. Power transfer sucks, but...
04-12-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By Sertsa

Ditto the Clydesdale/Athena forum; there's a lot...

Ditto the Clydesdale/Athena forum; there's a lot of excellent information there. When I was looking into options while still heavy a bike shop owner told me that spokes are the main consideration,...
03-09-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By ooga-booga

tried. denied. hopefully by the summer months.

tried. denied. hopefully by the summer months.
02-08-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,313
Posted By delbiker1

No doubt, over the past 4 years, I have spent a...

No doubt, over the past 4 years, I have spent a lot of money on bike stuff. Also, no doubt, the used bikes that I have acquired and rebuilt, are not monetarily worth what I have put into them. I have...
02-01-22, 05:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,043
Posted By Trueblood

New excuse for not being able to get to school to...

New excuse for not being able to get to school to turn in homework - my Panda ate my bicycle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,566
Posted By LarrySellerz

been sober this week. One day at a time

been sober this week. One day at a time
12-31-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,520
Posted By ooga-booga

^ that entire via fernandez/via zurita south to...

^ that entire via fernandez/via zurita south to via castilla/via zumaya (with via coronel in the mush pot) complex is must-do peevee territory. can do multiple loops/climbs/reverse direction
without...
12-28-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 196,369
Posted By CAT7RDR

Good Intentions

I had the bright idea to get in a quick 40 miler before the next round of rain. However, about 7 miles into my ride along the La Habra Hgts East-West Rd corridor, I looked up at the dark clouds and...
12-22-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,699
Posted By cb400bill

Due to some health reasons I didn’t do any Epic...

Due to some health reasons I didn’t do any Epic rides this year. However, one ride does stick out. Our normal riding group consists of both men and women. One Wednesday night I was the only guy who...
12-18-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,005
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Regular SPD pedals are fine. After using Time,...

Regular SPD pedals are fine. After using Time, Look, Speedplay, and other types, I eventually gravitated to ordinary SPDs. They are the longest-lasting and most economical, not to mention giving you...
10-06-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,452
Posted By Sy Reene

meh.. 100 yrs. big deal. I only ride in...

meh.. 100 yrs. big deal. I only ride in Mesopotamian linen
Forum: Commuting
10-04-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,189
Posted By Frank S

1. Big, heavy U lock, plus big, heavy chain....

1. Big, heavy U lock, plus big, heavy chain. Leave them at work.

2. Ride a bike that is decent, but not desirable to thieves.
09-30-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,964
Posted By jpescatore

It sounds like this only happens when braking on...

It sounds like this only happens when braking on a curve downhill, so only when going faster around a curve than you would go when turning on the flats and not braking?

Using the front brake on...
09-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,829
Posted By indyfabz

I have never done a self-guided trip, but I have...

I have never done a self-guided trip, but I have done many miles of self-contained touring both in a small group (13 people), with one other person, and solo and have done some group supported tours....
08-26-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By Nachoman

I used to love the Performance Bicycle brand of...

I used to love the Performance Bicycle brand of thick pad and almost all terry cloth, short finger gloves that they sold for about ten dollars.
Since they closed down, I've had trouble finding a...
08-15-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,456
Posted By thumpism

He said he'd take care of it but ghosted us.

He said he'd take care of it but ghosted us.
08-05-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,508
Posted By Rolla

Any season, as long as it's in the garage.

Any season, as long as it's in the garage.
08-01-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,661
Posted By Korina

I learned left arm up when I was a kid in the...

I learned left arm up when I was a kid in the '70s. Right arm out makes more sense, especially with idiot younger drivers, so that's what I use.
07-21-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,675
Posted By Alvelo

Yeah... When you look carefully, the signs are...

Yeah... When you look carefully, the signs are all there. It' pretty obviously a scam. It's just a bit disconcerting to see it happen so openly and blatantly, and to last as long as it has.
07-16-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,830
Posted By Rolla

I've probably never kept the original saddle on...

I've probably never kept the original saddle on any bike.



61



More than I can remember.
06-13-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,243
Posted By wolfchild

Speak for yourself, because I get my high every...

Speak for yourself, because I get my high every time I go for ride.
06-06-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,601
Posted By livedarklions

By my math, he's 51. You're older than 102? ...

By my math, he's 51.

You're older than 102? Not trying to be a smart aleck, just want to know if that's correct cuz that would be amazing.

I rode my first few centuries on a comfort bike. I...
05-08-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,942
Posted By drlogik

"The Spoke Easy". A bike shop and beer bar in my...

"The Spoke Easy". A bike shop and beer bar in my town. They sell cool fixies and gear.

https://www.thespokeeasyclt.com/
04-26-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By SkinGriz

They are! But Iím always driving so I canít look...

They are! But Iím always driving so I canít look to much.
I think they close the VT once a year for a run?
That might be the time for the views. Maybe take a camera or at least snap pictures with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,412
Posted By KLiNCK

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb: ...

I wear them just for the suntan lines! :thumb:

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04-17-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By Dylansbob

I blame those late evening impulse purchases on...

I blame those late evening impulse purchases on "drunk bidding", even though I haven't had a drop in nearly 5yrs. I just have to open a can of seltzer water, and my brain thinks it's cheap...
04-06-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Joearch

Good Samaritan

Out for a ride this morning and 5 miles into the ride my rear tire went flat. Pulled off to the side of the Ballona Channel bike path and got started on the repair. I had the rear wheel off and had...
03-06-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,911
Posted By skidder

There were good intentions in building a bike...

There were good intentions in building a bike lane on the bridge, but why would anyone working in that area want to ride up-and-over using the bridge, much less through the neighborhoods at either...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,262
Posted By pdlamb

I verbally greet all the crossing guards when I...

I verbally greet all the crossing guards when I commute in the morning. It still surprises me how cheerful and eager to talk back most of them are, even in the rain!
02-14-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,476
Posted By badger1

As you like it.:) General Cycling is...

As you like it.:)

General Cycling is delightful come springtime, as nesting season ramps up. Long-time thread watchers know that the Waving Thread is an early arrival -- but a reassuring one,...
02-01-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By ChrisAlbertson

Posts are confirming what I suspected. I'll...

Posts are confirming what I suspected. I'll wait until there is a group to ride with to go there.

I'm lucky to live in Redondo Beach. I can ride south to Palos Verdes which is an ideal place...
01-19-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By yourrealdad

Thanks for sharing this post. Would you mind...

Thanks for sharing this post. Would you mind sharing what exercises you have done? If you are not comfortable sharing here, could you PM me?
I have found that often times just doing some PT or...
01-19-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By Phil_gretz

Thank you for posting. I get so tired of...

Thank you for posting. I get so tired of well-meaning folks who advise that numbness/tingling sufferers try padding or gloves or somesuch, when the issue is most likely due to nerve impingement...
01-15-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,415
Posted By GlennR

My dad passed at 53, so i'm already ahead of the...

My dad passed at 53, so i'm already ahead of the game.
01-04-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,494
Posted By 79pmooney

I am riding more carefully but COVID is only part...

I am riding more carefully but COVID is only part of it. Aging also. Routine crashes hurt more, now and after. I re-injure old injuries. Bone break that wouldn't have 20 years ago.

The COVID...
12-31-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,591
Posted By Machka

My prediction is a massive spike in early January...

My prediction is a massive spike in early January when all the testing comes in from the Christmas foolishness in the US.

It's already starting.
12-30-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,494
Posted By Biker395

Being more cautious, and considering: 1. ...

Being more cautious, and considering:

1. Avoiding riding.
2. Wearing a mask everywhere ... even in situations where it wasn't previously required (because of the more contagious variant now in...
12-27-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,153
Posted By downtube42

I go by airspeed. When my face starts flapping, I...

I go by airspeed. When my face starts flapping, I touch the brakes. In my current configuration, that's the low 40's.
12-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Maybe the basic protocols to slow covid is...

Maybe the basic protocols to slow covid is curtailing other ailments? I missed a few minor colds I usually get. Beer consumption has increased 25% in my area :lol: that will be another study.
11-17-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By sced

I'm a big fan spd pedals and MTB shoes. I find it...

I'm a big fan spd pedals and MTB shoes. I find it very convenient to be able to walk around and clipping in/out is rarely a problem.
06-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,673
Posted By tigat

Look what my new bike can do

Long story, but last week I finally picked up the rebuilt Bandit, the one-hand adapted bike that Trek made for me, on the latest version Domane SLR frame. In a word, the new Bandit is awesome -...
05-23-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,375
Posted By jackb

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've...

I've been an REI Co-op member since 1972. I've bought lots of gear from them over the years and have been satisfied. They don't make the gear, they just sell it. But they have a first-rate return...
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