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08-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Rick

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the...

Headlights powerful enough for you to see the potholes and debris at night are a good idea. I like a solid non flashing taillight for night use. I have a separate taillight that is very bright and...
07-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By Pinelander

I acknowledge a lot of people when I ride. A...

I acknowledge a lot of people when I ride. A wave to other riders, police, or a motorist who showed some awareness of me. I try to look predictable and aware of those around me. Will any of this get...
07-23-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By Chuck M

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of...

When I see cops, I toss my half empty bottle of vodka into a dumpster.
07-23-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,739
Posted By Troul

If the conditions allow, pending I notice them,...

If the conditions allow, pending I notice them, I'll gesture to them with acknowledgement. It's not for the reasons that you have in place, just a polite acknowledgement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 40,487
Posted By indyfabz

R.I.P. James Caan.

R.I.P. James Caan.
07-04-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,071
Posted By m.c.

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling....

The ones I've been seeing don't require pedaling. They are electric motorcycles that happen to have pedals on them.
06-21-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Feldman

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by...

Liability insurance sholuld be price-boosted by number of touchscreen square inches in cars. Cars are being turned into potential killer drones aimed at other road users.
06-09-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 5,692
Posted By krakhaus

Looks just like everyone else's bike. The only...

Looks just like everyone else's bike. The only props you'll get is that it's not flat black.
05-26-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,447
Posted By JW Fas

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and...

UPDATE: The detective just called me back and said I was spot on with finding the identities of the driver and the girl who threw the trash. He has to refer them to the juvenile office for further...
05-23-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,247
Posted By tomato coupe

None of those things will solve the problem of...

None of those things will solve the problem of drivers that are distracted by their phones. Put the blame where it belongs -- on irresponsible drivers.
05-17-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By joesch

I believe the biggest issue today is "Cell...

I believe the biggest issue today is "Cell Phones" !

If drivers take eyes off the road to view phones then other objects ahead of them in the road are going to be hit.

Same issue with walkers...
05-08-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By DonkeyShow

Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.

Surprised nobody has stolen the bike yet.
05-08-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Chuck M

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks...

Slow down? By the wounds on that curb it looks like they need to watch where they are going as well.
Forum: Touring
03-13-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By waddo

bike camping in western japan

Somewhat out of the ordinary, for those interested.

https://youtu.be/vqV8lJuSiRE
01-10-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 918
Posted By ClydeClydeson

-tires feel like they have reasonable pressure ...

-tires feel like they have reasonable pressure
-no rattles or clanks when the bike is moved or dropped
-chain is not rusty

... and awaaaaay I go!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By Joearch

Happy New Year to all. 2021 miles look to be...

Happy New Year to all.
2021 miles look to be just under 5000 at 4998. First full year of riding. 100% outdoors as I don’t have an inside setup. Love BF.

Thx to all!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By Pridedog

Good year

341 days of riding
10,767 miles

At 71 and retired I have the freedom to ride whenever. I ride in all weather conditions, just dress accordingly. Stopped riding indoors 30 years ago, too boring....
01-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,557
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike...

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike outside the shop unlocked despite us telling him to bring it in.
He goes back out 5 minutes later to find the bike has been stolen. Owner of the shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By ericcox

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I...

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I don't break it down but I'm guessing ~800 of that was indoors.

This year I'm getting a little more serious about structured training just to give a...
01-02-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,349
Posted By spelger

25 miles is not enough for me to consider taking...

25 miles is not enough for me to consider taking any food along. Riding fasted it not so bad actually.
12-24-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 869
Posted By Pratt

Merry Christmas

Best wishes to all the various religions and beliefs, hope you all get what you want, now and in the new year.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,549
Posted By mstateglfr

they arent battling traffic, they are breaking g...

they arent battling traffic, they are breaking g laws and placing themselves and others in dangerous situations.
The moment one of them messes up and runs I to a vehicle, lives change forever. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,549
Posted By GhostRider62

Yes, because of unsafe, irresponsible, law...

Yes, because of unsafe, irresponsible, law breaking riders like those in the video.
11-10-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 10,878
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

A virtual electronic lynching conducted by an...

A virtual electronic lynching conducted by an outraged mob on social media is much faster, no need for any legal niceties.
Forum: Touring
10-30-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By waddo

Part two of Tohoku Japan now ready to view

https://youtu.be/AAXIdj6HVGU
10-27-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,426
Posted By GlennR

Bad things happen to people all the time. I...

Bad things happen to people all the time.

I wish I was wealthy like Jeff Bezos and help everyone that asks, but i'm just a poor retired slob on a fixed income. So I can only help family and try to...
Forum: Touring
10-25-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By waddo

New video

For those interested, episode one of our summer northern Japan tour is now online.

Summer northern japan tour
10-05-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,361
Posted By Bald Paul

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most...

I read a lot of product warning labels. Most things, it seems, will only cause cancer if you live in California.
09-21-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,259
Posted By indyfabz

So a fanny pack. :D

So a fanny pack. :D
09-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,472
Posted By Rick

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with...

My wife got mad and told me I could sleep with the bike. My bicycle resides in my room and the wife is allowed to enter for a conjugal visit.
09-17-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By rsbob

Our current cat was abandoned near our...

Our current cat was abandoned near our neighborhood. It spent months sitting on people’s porches wanting food and to be let in. We would see her going through are gardens but remained standoffish....
09-09-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,461
Posted By Milton Keynes

We had a feral stay take up residence in a shed a...

We had a feral stay take up residence in a shed a number of years back. She was skinny and apparently very hungry. I'd start giving her food, and she came to trust me enough to eventually pet her,...
09-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,815
Posted By JW Fas

The article describes that as a "protected bike...

The article describes that as a "protected bike lane". I don't consider it protected unless there is a hard physical barrier separating it from the standard travel lane.
07-16-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By Iride01

Why the concern about what others do? You can do...

Why the concern about what others do? You can do your own thing with out getting our approval. Heck we'll probably not notice whether your legs are smooth, stubbly or hairy. We'll just be judging...
07-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 11,271
Posted By GlennR

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's...

I thought the Pros shave so when they crash it's easier to clean the dirt and gravel out of the wound.

If you want to go faster... ride more.
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By 350htrr

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding...

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding places for charging the battery every day... I "solved" that problem by charging my, and my wife's E-Assist bike batteries from my camper's solar...
Forum: Touring
03-29-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By KLiNCK

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack ...

Kool Stop Tire Bead Jack

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1206x1124/screen_shot_2021_03_29_at_7_19_53_am_2b0f41533f662d03995ac6f5714f48eb3a246f54.png
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By waddo

New Shodoshima Japan tour video for those interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m7QMMgyRUo
02-23-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,271
Posted By Outrider1

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today...

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today I'm going to ride my Goldwing on the local MUP and drop the ebike riders!
02-18-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By Brett A

Really bad idea for riding on ice, but obviously...

Really bad idea for riding on ice, but obviously a very good idea for drawing attention to yourself on you tube.
01-23-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,336
Posted By Wildwood

What cycling coverage on TV are you talking...

What cycling coverage on TV are you talking about?
I did not think it existed in USA.

Corn Hole national championship was televised.
Poker championships get televised.

The new american sports...
12-25-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,087
Posted By mstateglfr

I say wear some ear buds if you want to listen to...

I say wear some ear buds if you want to listen to music, especially on mups where you share the path with so many others.
Making everyone hear your music on a mup is as lame as that one driver in...
Forum: Touring
12-21-20, 09:15 PM
12-21-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,311
Posted By mack_turtle

I cringe every time I hear the word "cagers."...

I cringe every time I hear the word "cagers." using that term is a good indication that a cyclist is a self-martyring elitist. a vast majority of people outside of densely-packed cities also drive...
12-21-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,311
Posted By Reflector Guy

"Cagers". :rolleyes:

"Cagers". :rolleyes:
12-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,790
Posted By Kat12

Is truth. The only time in my life I've ever been...

Is truth. The only time in my life I've ever been bitten by a dog, I had no warning. I don't mess with dogs to piss them off, I know what an aggressive dog's demeanor looks like, etc. But. I was...
Forum: Touring
12-09-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By waddo

new Hokkaido video for those interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8Ua4g2xtbs
12-02-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,687
Posted By 911Cycling

This is so tragic. I've been wearing a...

This is so tragic. I've been wearing a 911Cycling.com kit when I ride on the roads. It keeps the aggressive drivers off your back
11-17-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,212
Posted By Tycho Brahe

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my...

In honor of this post, I decided to dedicate my longer weekend ride to the Malibu area. Tried to go up every road that was not private, hoping to get a glimpse of the view. The best I can figure out...
11-04-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,806
Posted By indyfabz

No, and I also do not listen to music while I...

No, and I also do not listen to music while I ride.
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