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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...
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...
06-13-22, 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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
02-18-22, 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
02-16-22, 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...
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...
02-08-22, 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...
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...
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?
12-13-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,280
Posted By DangerousDanR

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a...

I spent 10 years as a firefighter / medic. If a patient was unconscious the last thing I would want to do is to try and contact someone to get a bunch of information that is of limited value in the...
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By DangerousDanR

Stuart: thanks for the input. I forgot to copy...

Stuart:
thanks for the input. I forgot to copy the other section in the link I pasted.
Forum: Fatbikes
12-04-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 62,656
Posted By DangerousDanR

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,620
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to...

I have started accumulating bits and pieces to turn one of my Lynskey hardtail mountain bikes into a gravel bike. Not really a no holds bared dream build, but it will be a Ti frame with carbon...
11-30-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,292
Posted By DangerousDanR

I know that your weather over there in Michigan...

I know that your weather over there in Michigan is a little worse than ours here in North Dakota, but doesn't winter mean Fat Bike season has started there?
11-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 5,387
Posted By DangerousDanR

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good......

Done! I guess their marketing isn't very good...
https://evelo.com/

I actually know a fellow who has one as a winter commuter.
11-14-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,243
Posted By DangerousDanR

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and...

I have used both Conti GP5000TL 700CX25 and Schwalbe Pro One 700C X 25 on my solo bikes. I have run both of these tires tubeless. Both are good. Both seem to have their weaknesses. I have had two...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,891
Posted By DangerousDanR

Merlin lists them as in stock at 2 for $86.68 USD...

Merlin lists them as in stock at 2 for $86.68 USD for 25mm but the 28 are out of stock. I am aware that the GP5000 seems to be a lot of people's favourite tire, but there are other fish in the sea. I...
11-01-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,164
Posted By DangerousDanR

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's...

I get it... you don't like Governor Abbot's politics. But until bicycle and pedestrian safety can be moved out of the category of partisan bickering the likelihood of meaningful improvements in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By DangerousDanR

I just got a set of Light Bicycle wheels, 46 mm...

I just got a set of Light Bicycle wheels, 46 mm deep with Carbon Ti hubs. I have their graphene brake tracks, which may have been pure marketing fluff.

Brakes are Campagnolo Record with Campagnolo...
10-29-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,573
Posted By DangerousDanR

I do not think this word means what you think...

I do not think this word means what you think this word means!
Forum: Commuting
10-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,700
Posted By DangerousDanR

Report, and don't back down! I had an...

Report, and don't back down!

I had an incident with a city employee who was driving an SUV on a MUP. I asked him for his ID and he very briefly held it up, then drove off. Initially his...
10-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,388
Posted By DangerousDanR

Mr. Polansky lost me when he said "People...

Mr. Polansky lost me when he said "People shouldn't be allowed to suffer on the streets while the wealthiest society in history swirls around them." I have some friends who in many ways are like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,387
Posted By DangerousDanR

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give...

I am using Orange Seal Sub-Zero, which they give the lowest puncture sealing rating and it has sealed all the tire punctures I have had. One of them (a front tire puncture) I was aware of sealant...
10-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,354
Posted By DangerousDanR

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/Mango/longboar...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/Mango/longboard8_cruisers_bikes.htm

It is a rim brake cruiser...
09-21-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,839
Posted By DangerousDanR

They are horrible.:rolleyes: I spend hours...

They are horrible.:rolleyes: I spend hours putting new sealant in every week. Not to mention that if I have a flat or when a tire wears out I will have to get schmutz on my hands, so I sit by the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,918
Views: 555,396
Posted By DangerousDanR

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Clay County 11. Zinnias alongside the corn.
Forum: Fatbikes
09-10-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,404
Posted By DangerousDanR

I kind of get the people who don't want to try...

I kind of get the people who don't want to try road tubeless. There is a bit of a learning curve.

For a mountain bike. Well, aha, all the cool kids ride tubeless. It is the pool noodle in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,387
Posted By DangerousDanR

Remember this? ...

Remember this?


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That is a very worn out 700CX32 GP5000 on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,067
Posted By DangerousDanR

Indeed, the GP5000 tubeless is between 45 and 65...

Indeed, the GP5000 tubeless is between 45 and 65 grams heavier than the tube type GP5000, which is about the mass of the lightest Continental tube. But if I look at Schwalbe I see that the tubeless...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,591
Posted By DangerousDanR

What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is...

What you have purchased is not a race bike. It is a casual road bike styled to look like a "race bike". For what you are doing that is probably what you want.
07-14-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,174
Posted By DangerousDanR

Please NO! The group rides here in Fargo ND are...

Please NO! The group rides here in Fargo ND are running well over 20. I have not seen any close calls on those rides for the few years I have been riding in them. This would just add an expense to...
07-03-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,997
Posted By DangerousDanR

I love visiting Canada, but really WTF! I...

I love visiting Canada, but really WTF!

I was attacked by a dog last week on the route I have ridden for years, so I decided to mount a Silca Tattico pump where I can reach it while riding. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By DangerousDanR

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear...

Riding the tandem to puncture the worn out rear tire only would have been a trick that I didn't want to attempt, so I put those screws in with a screw gun. They spun in the tire when they bottomed...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,003
Posted By DangerousDanR

Dangerous Dan's Road Tubeless Screw You Sealing Demonstration

As promised, when I needed to change a tire I would do a small experiment to demonstrate how well or poorly a road tubeless tire will seal up after being punctured with s drywall screw. Except I...
06-18-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By DangerousDanR

Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa all come to mind....

Jerusalem, Nazareth, and Haifa all come to mind. Lots of hills with winding roads that follow the contours. You can cycle or walk them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,033
Posted By DangerousDanR

I also have a Campagnolo Super Record cassette...

I also have a Campagnolo Super Record cassette which has 6 Ti sprockets out of 11. It is maybe 4 years old and it is just fine. Probably does half of my miles, so. around 6000 miles on it.

Also,...
06-04-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,616
Posted By DangerousDanR

The short version is "because there are too many...

The short version is "because there are too many people driving who should not be driving but they need to to function in modern society in many places."
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