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08-13-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 634
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am 6'3", 245. I have been wearing riding gear...

I am 6'3", 245. I have been wearing riding gear from a British company, "Fat Lad at the back (https://fatladattheback.com/)". It fits me well, and I am not even close to the largest size they sell....
08-12-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 503
Posted By DangerousDanR

I used to travel by air domestically about 25%,...

I used to travel by air domestically about 25%, of the time. I bought a cheap sleeping bag at a Wally's, sewed it folded to the length of my longest bicycle frame, and I always took it with me....
08-08-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,149
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dy-am!!! The only distilled alcohol I have...

Dy-am!!!
The only distilled alcohol I have bought in the last few years was a bottle of Talisker single malt Scotch.

Aye laddie, ye can taste the peat. When a bottle of dumpster diving vodka is...
08-07-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 3,876
Posted By DangerousDanR

What part of failure to perform the duties of a...

What part of failure to perform the duties of a driver do people not understand? The bicyclist appears to have caused the incident by failure to obey a traffic signal. The driver of the car did a...
08-07-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,412
Posted By DangerousDanR

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. ...

Mrs Dan had a Malamute before we were married. One hundred twenty pounds of barely domesticated fiercely protective canine.

It was in the back of her pickup properly restrained and a smaller dog...
07-03-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,262
Posted By DangerousDanR

The IceTech rotor on the back of my tandem did...

The IceTech rotor on the back of my tandem did warp. Replaced it with a vented Hope rotor which has been just fine.
The vented Hope rotors are thicker than most bike rotors and are interested for...
07-01-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By DangerousDanR

Isn't there a train from Lake Oswego or Oregon...

Isn't there a train from Lake Oswego or Oregon City to Eugene? There used to be. And the station in Eugene is right in the middle of downtown.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,129
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have Campagnolo on all three of my modem road...

I have Campagnolo on all three of my modem road bikes. Mostly because I like the ergonomics and I can't seem to use either SRAM or Shimano.

I have SR mechanical 11 speed with rim brakes on one,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,112
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have an ICAN fat bike frame and wheel set. I...

I have an ICAN fat bike frame and wheel set. I have two seasons on them and so far so good.

The wheels are still true, in spite of being ridden by a 250+ pound rider. The frame is just fine too.
...
06-17-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By DangerousDanR

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect...

The forecast for Sunday here is 103F... I expect to be riding. Here is the current NWS forecast...

"Sunny and hot, with a high near 102. Heat index values as high as 107. Breezy, with a south...
06-17-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,978
Posted By DangerousDanR

The stupidest ever? A guy who had crashed his...

The stupidest ever?
A guy who had crashed his pickup and had one front wheel pointing 90 degrees out of phase with the other said "if you just give me some gas I'll be on my way." He tested .35 BAC...
06-17-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,704
Posted By DangerousDanR

Wind, particularly cross winds... that are...

Wind, particularly cross winds... that are slightly at your back but mostly a cross wind... that go on for 20 miles! And that are only 20 MPH... with gusts to 30... I love riding on the Northern...
06-13-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By DangerousDanR

If you want to see what a "physicians view" of...

If you want to see what a "physicians view" of bicycle safety looks like look at. https://www.cdc.gov/transportationsafety/bicycle/index.html

Very standard stuff. Use lights, don't drink alcohol...
06-11-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,817
Posted By DangerousDanR

Monsieur, I believe that seat post is not...

Monsieur, I believe that seat post is not proprietary. It is French! My Peugeot has French post, stem, headset, and Bottom Bracket.

I bought it in 1982 completely unaware that many of the parts...
06-03-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,115
Posted By DangerousDanR

What utter nonsense. The only discipline I can...

What utter nonsense. The only discipline I can think of where a professional racer would not be on a carbon fiber bike would be a long distance off road race. Even there I expect that most...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,616
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a couple of triples. Both were rigid...

I have had a couple of triples. Both were rigid mountain bikes. Both were primarily ridden off road. I almost never used the large ring, except as a bash guard. All of my current off road bikes are...
05-27-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,115
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have three Ritchey steel frames and three...

I have three Ritchey steel frames and three Lynskey titanium frames. The Ritchey frames all have fixed hangers, while the Lynskey frames all have replaceable hangers. None have been a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just found this document: ...

I just found this document:

https://www.uspsoig.gov/document/issues-identified-international-package-operations-%E2%80%93-chicago-international-service-center

Around the first of the year I had...
05-02-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 8,248
Posted By DangerousDanR

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional...

Nope. It is what happens when you form emotional attachments to inanimate objects.

A Chevy Chevette that "got 55 to 60 mpg with a carbureted car!" Not likely. My mum's got mid 20's being...
04-25-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,537
Posted By DangerousDanR

The simple answer is found in this little ditty...

The simple answer is found in this little ditty that one of my kids brought home from summer camp:

"Black socks, they never get dirty
The more that you wear them, the blacker they get
Sometimes...
04-21-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 2,346
Posted By DangerousDanR

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding...

Not all sirens are the same... When I was riding in the back seat of the bus, our bus had a nice electronic noise maker connected to the PA system. Not all that loud: we could go over the call in...
04-16-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,237
Posted By DangerousDanR

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have...

We carry a Tatico on the tandem, and I have another one for my solo bike. And in case you have been eating Tarantula or Snake, a Tatico can do double duty as a defense baton when a dog attacks you.
04-11-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,998
Posted By DangerousDanR

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by...

Sorry to be such a jerk, but the video posted by Hypno Toad is not the Lock Picking Lawyer. LPL started his review by pointing out that Ti is relatively easy to cut, but because the lock is $100, he...
04-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had four suspension forks which I store in...

I have had four suspension forks which I store in my unheated garage. The temperatures here are similar to southern Manitoba, so it will get down to -30C inside the garage a few times a year but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year...

I am 6'3" and I have very large thighs. Last year I bought a pair of bibs from Fat Lad at the Back. I followed their size chart and they became my favorite bibs on the first ride.

Their sizes run...
03-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,992
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked...

I have had a wheel fail with multiple cracked spoke holes... On our tandem. The cracks had gone from being not visible to major in about 20 miles.

We did not crash. We stopped immediately when we...
03-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,347
Posted By DangerousDanR

Fat bike for snow and fun. Hard tail for...

Fat bike for snow and fun.

Hard tail for summer off road and fun.

Ritchey solo breakaway for travel when Mrs Dan isn't planning on riding and for fun.

Ritchey tandem breakaway for touring...
03-16-22, 10:57 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,324
Posted By DangerousDanR

I had the exciting experience of watching a...

I had the exciting experience of watching a driver run into one of our fire engines. They almost hit one crew member, and he was wearing black and yellow stripe fire gear.

Yes, we had the top...
03-15-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have had a similar experience, except we were...

I have had a similar experience, except we were going 45 MPH (on my electronic speedometer) on a 10% hill when we needed to stop quickly.

Both rotors were smoking hot. If you had fade from...
Forum: Touring
03-15-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right...

I am dealing with an Achilles Tendon issue right at this moment. Diagnosis started with an Ultrasound which indicated a tear. The MRI showed no tear, rather a severe inflammation and bone spurs in my...
03-05-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By DangerousDanR

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that...

Yes. See someone who can take an MRI of that knee and tell you what the issue is. Nobody can tell you what is injured without an accurate image of the inside of your knee.
03-05-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,213
Posted By DangerousDanR

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped...

We had Schwalbe Marathons on the tandem. Swapped them out for Continental GP5000 TL when I switched to tubeless compatible rims. Both are "good" tires. The Schwalbe are "puncture resistant" and will...
02-28-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,522
Posted By DangerousDanR

It is funny unless you have worked with an...

It is funny unless you have worked with an engineer who did that kind of crap!
02-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,699
Posted By DangerousDanR

That's close to what we did in the Fire...

That's close to what we did in the Fire Department I was with. If you have a medical condition it is best to wear a bracelet indicating the condition.

So for example, if someone is unconscious and...
Forum: Touring
02-17-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,301
Posted By DangerousDanR

When we first started touring on the tandem we...

When we first started touring on the tandem we ran 700x38c Marathons. We did three tours in Scotland, oftentimes riding in the rain, and we had no issues. They are a good tire.

Switched to...
Forum: Touring
02-16-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,565
Posted By DangerousDanR

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these...

Do you expect to fly to get to any of these trails? If the answer is "yes", then you need to consider a coupled bike like a Ritchey Outback Breakaway. Our breakaway tandem has flown in a 12 passenger...
02-16-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,164
Posted By DangerousDanR

From the Houston Chronical:...

From the Houston Chronical: (https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/transportation/article/kent-wosepka-death-bike-crash-liberty-county-16710611.php)Weaver told troopers investigating the crash...
Forum: Touring
02-14-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,508
Posted By DangerousDanR

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides,...

My wife and I have toured The Outer Hebrides, Skye, and Shetland and we either used a cheap Masterlock ritual cable or we didn't lock it at all. I had read that people in those parts of the world...
02-09-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,479
Posted By DangerousDanR

Can you give a source for those, please. I have...

Can you give a source for those, please. I have been looking and haven't found any.
02-08-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,377
Posted By DangerousDanR

When I was in Highschool I worked on a...

When I was in Highschool I worked on a neighboring farm. We drove hay about a mile right up the highway. We went 15 in a 55. And we did it because driving the hay through the adjacent pasture was a...
Forum: Touring
02-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,210
Posted By DangerousDanR

Since you will be in the area, you might want to...

Since you will be in the area, you might want to take a look at Lake Itasca. It is considered to be the headwaters of the Mississippi River, and it is quite beautiful.We mostly ride west of the...
Forum: Touring
01-28-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have a Google Fi phone, so I have cell service...

I have a Google Fi phone, so I have cell service in Canada. Several years ago my wife and I had a truly weird experience that our daughter in the US could call us, but we could not call back. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,378
Posted By DangerousDanR

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money ...

https://www.gov.uk/make-court-claim-for-money
From your version of events you got stiffed. Do you see the link above? Yes you can file a claim on line. For a claim of 2000GBP the court fee is 100...
01-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have never had an insect sting me inside my...

I have never had an insect sting me inside my helmet, but plenty of bites elsewhere. We had so much trouble with the Wee Midgies when we have ridden in Scotland. They are everywhere and they are...
01-17-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By DangerousDanR

I think you need to know that the World Bollard...

I think you need to know that the World Bollard Association is a bit of tongue in cheek humor.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/world-bollard-association

Also, it seems to me that if a...
01-17-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By DangerousDanR

We saw these a lot in France, mostly around...

We saw these a lot in France, mostly around ancient city centers. They were all in places where the speed limit was maybe 25 Km/Hr. They retract into the ground to allow limited access. This one is...
01-07-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,805
Posted By DangerousDanR

Questionable awards do happen and they give...

Questionable awards do happen and they give traction to myths like warnings against stopping a chainsaw chain with your hand.. But you will find a warning that the saw chain can cut you even when it...
12-29-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By DangerousDanR

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube...

​​​​​​My Ritchey Breakaway is a 60 cm top tube with a 130 cm stem and my Lynskey R.350 is a 61 cm top tube with a 120 cm stem. Both have alloy bars. The Lynskey has a carbon seatpost, while the...
12-20-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,264
Posted By DangerousDanR

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the...

You have got to be kidding me! Thanks to the wonders of a TBI my hearing is a mess. I should not walk on the MUP? Maybe the solution is that everyone needs to use common courtesy?
12-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,064
Posted By DangerousDanR

I find that the bike that gets the most attention...

I find that the bike that gets the most attention is my only carbon fiber bike; the ICAN Fat Bike. No ugly decoration, just a matte carbon frame, wheels, and handlebars. Add in the 4.8 inch tires...
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