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01-29-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,374
Posted By Biker395

To me: A moped is essentially a motorcycle. ...

To me:

A moped is essentially a motorcycle. Yes, it has pedals, but you only pedal it to get it going, and after that you coast and the motor takes over without pedaling.

Contrast that...
01-11-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

A break in the California storms. ...

A break in the California storms.

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12-21-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

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12-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,397
Posted By Biker395

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk...

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk drivers, and just people not paying attention. One was recently struck by a truck and speed so hard, she came out of her shoes! She was lucky to have...
12-13-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

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12-13-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,374
Posted By Biker395

In my hood, I would estimate that 80+% of the...

In my hood, I would estimate that 80+% of the people on ebikes are preteens.
11-20-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Cold, windy day on Glendora Ridge Road. That's...

Cold, windy day on Glendora Ridge Road. That's Mt Baldy back there ...

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11-15-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By Biker395

I'm convinced that the raison d'etre for most of...

I'm convinced that the raison d'etre for most of the fall/winter holidays is to dull the blow of the increasing dark and coldness.
11-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,374
Posted By Biker395

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding...

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding around ... and on ebikes. In fact, the pre-teen demographic is the primary ebike demographic in my hood.

I find that really odd, and a pretty...
11-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By Biker395

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than...

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than expected, glad you're over it and on to better things.

I actually crashed about a week and a half ago. I hit an edge of a driveway at an extreme...
11-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,374
Posted By Biker395

lol ... as a matter of fact, I DO bemoan how hard...

lol ... as a matter of fact, I DO bemoan how hard it is to get a manual transmission nowadays. They are going the way of the dodo, because they are now less fuel efficient and are incompatible with...
11-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,374
Posted By Biker395

I have mixed thoughts about what the future...

I have mixed thoughts about what the future holds. Here is my guess.

Younger, serious cyclists (those that self-identify as such) will likely continue to ride bicycles.
A good percentage of...
11-07-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Bottle House. ...

Bottle House.

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11-06-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Randsburg ... an old 1880s mining town in the...

Randsburg ... an old 1880s mining town in the California Desert.

It appears I cracked some ribs crashing on a group ride, so this is from a driving road trip.

...
10-28-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Biker395

My peeps. ...

My peeps.

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10-26-22, 08:30 AM
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Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Overlooking the Santa Monica Bay ...

Overlooking the Santa Monica Bay
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Descending Latigo:
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10-20-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,921
Posted By Biker395

I followed the links too, and had the same...

I followed the links too, and had the same reaction. I have no training in microbiology whatsoever, and struggled to pass basic chemistry, but most of what I saw appear to discuss events on a...
10-18-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,921
Posted By Biker395

All good if true, but why adapt myself to ketosis?

All good if true, but why adapt myself to ketosis?
10-18-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,921
Posted By Biker395

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I...

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I ride and people ask me how I can eat so much. My question to them is how can they NOT eat when riding.

I also have to say I am generally resistant...
10-13-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Yours truly and a friend riding the June Lake...

Yours truly and a friend riding the June Lake Loop.
...
10-11-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Thatís the bike path up to the Mammoth...

Yep. Thatís the bike path up to the Mammoth Lakes Basin in California Ö my second home.

The basin itself was beautiful too....
10-10-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

As bike paths go, this one doesn't suck. ...

As bike paths go, this one doesn't suck.

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10-09-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

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10-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Morning on the bike path ... ...

Morning on the bike path ...

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10-04-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,243
Posted By Biker395

Southern Utah. Trust me. The scenery is...

Southern Utah. Trust me. The scenery is astounding.
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09-28-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Very nice! The altitude is quite high and takes...

Very nice! The altitude is quite high and takes a chunk out of a lot of people the first few days. Hope you can stay long enough for that to ease up.

I love that particular ride (Village to Reds...
09-28-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,706
Posted By Biker395

Don't really think about it much either. Speed...

Don't really think about it much either. Speed depends on grades, winds, lights, who you're riding with, and how you are feeling on that particular day ... all kinds of variables. I'm probably...
09-23-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By Biker395

We used to make a run to his shop every 6 months...

We used to make a run to his shop every 6 months or so. Great spot, especially if youíre into wool.
09-21-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,275
Posted By Biker395

Best pie I ever had was on the way to Bryce...

Best pie I ever had was on the way to Bryce Canyon. I swiped this photo off of the internet, but it is legit. This is what their banana blueberry pie looks like. OMG.
...
09-17-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

This is Petra ... ancient city in Jordan. ...

This is Petra ... ancient city in Jordan. Amazing place!
...
08-30-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Abalone Cove. ...

Abalone Cove.

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08-26-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,529
Posted By Biker395

Back when I bought my Scott in 2006, I told the...

Back when I bought my Scott in 2006, I told the salesperson I wanted a triple, so it would need to be modified (it came in a compact double).

He spent the next half an hour trying to convince me I...
08-25-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots. ...

Convict Lake ... one of my favorite spots.

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08-23-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Biker395

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell...

I live within a mile of the ocean, and I can tell ya that riding any bike near the beach will result in significant corrosion. That old chromoly bike is probably perfect. Rinse it off with fresh...
08-19-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Love that! I think the old Alta Alpina...

Love that! I think the old Alta Alpina Challenge went up to the Blue Lakes.

Hanging at the Wayfarer's Chapel ... architect was Frank Lloyd Wright's son.
...
08-18-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,996
Posted By Biker395

Eh? For sure, being vaccinated does not...

Eh?

For sure, being vaccinated does not prevent infection ... at least not with the variants today. How is that relevant to whether someone infected only a few weeks ago and since recovered is...
08-10-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Yep. I wanted to ride all of the remaining...

Yep. I wanted to ride all of the remaining sections (5-9), but could only manage to get away for two of them. We rode from Northfeild MN to Niagara, Ontario in a couple of weeks.

It was nice...
08-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 16,035
Posted By Biker395

Yea, I have to agree. And there is a part of me...

Yea, I have to agree. And there is a part of me that doesn't much like that.

I love bicycles. They are elegant devices that are designed to be as efficient as possible with human motive energy,...
08-07-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the...

Finished up stages 6 and 7 of my ride across the US by riding from Northfield MN, through Wisconsin, Michigan and Ontario, and down to Niagara Falls for a look see. Thanks to a local cyclist who...
08-06-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

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Riding across America
07-25-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

My first rails to trails. ...

My first rails to trails.
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07-19-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

A little more Quebec suckage ... ...

A little more Quebec suckage ...
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07-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Spent a few days in Quebec recently ......

Spent a few days in Quebec recently ... obviously, the place sucks. I learned something new from this sucky view too. When there is a double rainbow, the colors in the outer rainbow are in...
07-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

You don't see many Aquacars about anymore. So...

You don't see many Aquacars about anymore. So cool.
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07-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 862
Posted By Biker395

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of...

For me, climbing and downhill ... not a lot of flat.

Personally, I prefer wheels that are reasonably light, non aero, and if they have bladed spokes, only lightly bladed. Reasonably light for...
07-01-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Biker395

I've ridden them and they're fine. I just...

I've ridden them and they're fine. I just really prefer triples.

1. Less shifting of the chainrings for the most part. You can do almost anything in the middle ring except the steep stuff and...
06-30-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,109
Posted By Biker395

Iím still riding bikes with 10 speeds, triple...

Iím still riding bikes with 10 speeds, triple cranks, and rim brakes. I do all my own wrenching, and for me, any improvement offered by hydraulic discs, electronic shifting, or some of the...
06-28-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Sure nice to be near the coast when the heat is...

Sure nice to be near the coast when the heat is on. This is taken from the Wayfarer's Chapel (the Glass Church) on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
...
06-20-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,741
Views: 735,076
Posted By Biker395

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM...

Sweet! We were down Saturday to see the RAAM teams off. There are some seriously fast riders in there ... OMG.

The highlight was this team. Most of them are from the UK, and all are disabled...
06-15-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Biker395

For me, it depends on how hard I rode the day...

For me, it depends on how hard I rode the day before. I've done 200 miles and hopped on the bike to do another the next day. After the first few miles, you'd be surprised how quickly you recover....
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