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10-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Iride01

Whether motorist, cyclist, runner, walker or...

Whether motorist, cyclist, runner, walker or whomever. A person involved in an accident whether at fault or not and leaves the scene without rendering aid or exchanging any information that might be...
10-27-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By c_m_shooter

Just lock the front derailer in the center...

Just lock the front derailer in the center position with the endpoint adjustments and leave your existing cranks on there. That is how we did it in the old days.
10-26-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 867
Posted By Toadmeister

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is...

Rain is not nearly as bad for your bike as it Is sitting in the lonely corner of your garage.
10-26-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Litespud

I presume it's the same here in the US, but in...

I presume it's the same here in the US, but in the UK, the driver in his "own" lane has automatic right of way - if you have to pull out to get around a parked car, for example, you wait until the...
10-25-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By mtbikerinpa

Around here it is to avoid horse crap. Drivers...

Around here it is to avoid horse crap. Drivers give it 4 ft or a full lane but buzz bikers all the time. In spite of a 4 ft law....
10-25-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By Gresp15C

I'm not sure it's all that much different. When...

I'm not sure it's all that much different. When my kids learned to drive, I was getting ready to put the snow tires on the car, so I had each of them do one tire, and my wife as well. I tend to get...
10-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By downtube42

Leave with no cell phone, no flat repair, no...

Leave with no cell phone, no flat repair, no plan. Snacks, cash, and shoes you can walk in are useful. Enjoy the ride.

If something happens, you're a human with a brain, which is the best tool in...
10-25-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Lemond1985

True, but why is it almost always a white pickup...

True, but why is it almost always a white pickup truck?

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,269
Posted By katsup

Ask the shop what they would take. Offer to pay...

Ask the shop what they would take. Offer to pay cash.
10-24-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By curbtender

A friend and I were riding under a freeway...

A friend and I were riding under a freeway overpass that is quite congested (Powell and I80) . A homeless lady was sitting at the cross button and hit it well before we got there. We thanked her as...
10-24-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'd much rather carry a spare tube, patch kit,...

I'd much rather carry a spare tube, patch kit, and tools so I can fix tires & other problems myself rather than have to call someone to bail me out. Of course I live in a rural area where I can get...
10-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By genejockey

A simple, small saddle bag can carry a spare...

A simple, small saddle bag can carry a spare tube, levers and a patch kit, and once it's there you need never think about it. A mini-pump can go in a jersey pocket or attach to the frame with a...
10-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By bargo68

I can think of bigger PITAs.

I can think of bigger PITAs.
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By roka

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and...

I personally enjoy being self sufficient and knowing that I can fix flats and other minor issues “out there” myself. It’s fun and satisfying learning how to fix things yourself and with the...
10-24-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 4,105
Posted By aggiegrads

Lots of people ride with cell-phone only. This...

Lots of people ride with cell-phone only. This is OK, as long as you only ride where there is service, and you always have a full battery.

I abhor the “call of shame”, and I like being...
10-24-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,160
Posted By vespasianus

No, for the most part, no lines. Had bikes with 7...

No, for the most part, no lines. Had bikes with 7 speed triples to my current 11 speed. Prefer the 11 speed. Still have an old Italian steel bike and a new generic carbon bike made in the east. Like...
10-23-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,160
Posted By scarlson

I may regret this retrogrouchy rant tomorrow, but...

I may regret this retrogrouchy rant tomorrow, but here goes. I realize I sound like a talk radio host.

Disc brakes. Never could keep them from rubbing (and such annoying sounds they make!!), and...
10-23-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By noglider

The fall colors. Shifting my gears after...

The fall colors.

Shifting my gears after tweaking them and realizing I did a great job and they work perfectly now.
10-22-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By downtube42

I was riding my unicycle on the MUP, approaching...

I was riding my unicycle on the MUP, approaching a busy street crossing. I planned to dismount and hit the crosswalk button, but at just the right time a pedestrian hit the button allowing me to...
10-22-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,040
Posted By gios

little things that made you happy during your ride today...

Street sweeper did a pass on most of the bike lanes! My favorite nail that I roll around was (a) gone(r) lol.

:)
10-21-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 18,311
Posted By Geepig

I did do without a car for about a decade, but...

I did do without a car for about a decade, but then family started getting older and getting back to visit the villages where they still have family was difficult. Now my car sits outside all week,...
10-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steve B.

”The dog was running behind the owners on the...

”The dog was running behind the owners on the trail when it was kicked”.

My question was if as they state, the dog was behind the owners as they were running, they might have no idea if the dog...
10-20-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,451
Posted By AnthonyG

The Bradykinin Hypothesis started with the...

The Bradykinin Hypothesis started with the fundamental step that all great Science must start with. Observe.
What observational data did people have when they decided that a vaccine would be the...
10-19-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,451
Posted By RubeRad

I had avoided this thread for a while because I...

I had avoided this thread for a while because I thought it was satire/sarcasm (like there's some trumpian named 'Brady' or something)
Read the article though, and it was very interesting.


When...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,498
Posted By andrewclaus

My self-contained summer touring pack, good to 30...

My self-contained summer touring pack, good to 30 degrees F, weighs less than 14 pounds. I'd need to add over a pound to take my 15F bag along. That includes packs, tools, spares, lock and lights,...
10-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By rydabent

Be careful this time of year

This is the time of the year to be careful of the seasonal hazard-------------leaves. Wet leaves will put you on the ground in an instant, just like sand or gravel in a corner.
10-16-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,032
Posted By Happy Feet

Vegetarians and other fad dieters? Nice to...

Vegetarians and other fad dieters?

Nice to know I've been part of a fad for the last 20 years.
Now I'm curious where all those keto converts went to... Last year it was all you heard about. This...
10-15-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By steine13

Gimme fully autonomous cars. Until then, all...

Gimme fully autonomous cars.

Until then, all the little helpers, like lane keeping assists, auto braking etc. bring marginally more safety that is immediately negated because 'drivers' -- i use...
10-14-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By Trocadile

No need to drill. Ergons have a separate piece at...

No need to drill. Ergons have a separate piece at the end which can either be inserted into the bar as a cap, or left out to leave the bar end open.
10-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By trainchaser

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and...

+ 3 for the Ergon grips, mine are Ergon GP3's and have a small built in bar end, best grips I've ever had!
10-13-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 581
Posted By Steve Whitlatch

Took my Grandson out for his first ride.

New to me 1982 Super Sport, not yet overhauled, pulling my 18 month old grandson along through the neighborhood on a new to me Instep trailer.
My grandson loved it, my legs, not so much. My...
10-13-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 981
Posted By Trocadile

I use Ergon grips on all my flat-bar bikes - huge...

I use Ergon grips on all my flat-bar bikes - huge improvement over any other grips I've used.
...
10-06-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,451
Posted By Trevtassie

There's not a lot of money to be made out of...

There's not a lot of money to be made out of vaccines generally. India has the biggest manufacturer of vaccines because no one else can be bothered mostly. I've often mused that the anti-vax movement...
10-02-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By Darth Lefty

what taste? thanks, I’ll be here all week

what taste?


thanks, I’ll be here all week
10-02-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,776
Posted By BoraxKid

I'm actually looking into getting one of those...

I'm actually looking into getting one of those for commutes. I think they make a lot of sense for commuting, since the amount of work stuff I need to take home each day varies depending on current...
10-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By CycleryNorth81

I was actually wondering why it took this long...

I was actually wondering why it took this long for him to catch this "fake" disease.
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
10-02-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By Chinghis

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is...

As I told my wife last night, the sad part is that he has driven us to this point - wishing bad things to happen to people. He has hardened and made cruel the level of discourse in this country, and...
10-02-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By MntnMan62

Am I a bad person if I wouldn't mind seeing him...

Am I a bad person if I wouldn't mind seeing him come down with some significant symptoms?
10-02-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,776
Posted By Phil_gretz

"Igor, help me with the bags." "Certainly....

"Igor, help me with the bags."

"Certainly. You take the blonde, and I'll take the one in the turban."
10-02-20, 12:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,604
Posted By clemsongirl

well, if he injects bleach it will cure...

well, if he injects bleach it will cure him!!!.....perhaps if he had contracted it a few months ago he would done a better job in protecting the U.S. and not continually downplay it.....karma
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,904
Posted By seypat

This could be the post of the year. Angry or...

This could be the post of the year. Angry or distracted, take your pick.

This trend certainly doesn't help.

https://www.theweek.com/articles/929196/case-against-american-truck-bloat
09-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,027
Posted By CAT7RDR

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family...

True. Then, there are the naysayers in the family that do not exercise, get fat, take meds, die early and pontificate on all the bad aspects about cyclists. This just makes me want to get away from...
Forum: Touring
09-29-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,434
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam -...

I'm a vegetarian but if I weren't I'd eat Spam - purely for nostalgic reasons. I grew up eating it and for whatever reason (poor memory perhaps?) still think fondly of it.

Plus: who can resist the...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,657
Posted By Harhir

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for...

Being from Germany and living in the US I can for sure say these are different worlds. I live in a metropolitan area with close to 8 million people and which spans over 9,000 square miles or 24,000...
Forum: Touring
09-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,434
Posted By KC8QVO

Make your own. There are some standard...

Make your own.

There are some standard things in first aid kits like bandages, gauze, etc but I don't know of any off-the-shelf (or, orderable in todays day in age of internet shopping) "first aid...
09-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By John E

Indexing is a particularly stupid idea on front...

Indexing is a particularly stupid idea on front shifters. I have SunTour ratchet thumb shifters on my mountain bike. The front is blessedly nonindexed, to allow cage position feathering, and I always...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,651
Posted By AnthonyG

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to...

Asking for your password has to be a scam. Has to be. I give my bank account number and name to various people such as employers so that they can directly pay me but no one EVER asks for, or needs my...
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,922
Posted By Murray Missile

Moving sale score........

$10 got me all this, guy was moving and couldn't take it with. I missed the "good" stuff I guess. Everything in there is in decent shape or functional. The gumwall is a near new Avenir 27 X 1-1/4 and...
09-24-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end...

The U.S. will likely hit 400,000 before the end of Q1-2021. I don't pay much attention to "cases counts," which I think are wildly under-reported, anyway. Dead people, pretty easy to count. I'm...
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