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12-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,039
Posted By wolfchild

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to...

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to drink. The reason that I stop is because I am not in a hurry to get to my destination and I am not racing against anybody.
12-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,045
Posted By Wildwood

Downhill speed is not my friend. Uphill speed...

Downhill speed is not my friend.
Uphill speed is not my strength.
Flying on the flatish is my fetish....
12-11-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,378
Posted By SpeedofLite

Driver of box truck is cooperating. No new...

Driver of box truck is cooperating. No new information as of this morning.
Illustration in LV Review Journal this morning.
...
12-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By big chainring

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my...

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my approach to winter riding gear. Stocking cap and wool sweaters. And love my wool tights that have been patched and sewn to keep them together. This...
11-08-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,886
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Maybe bicycle racing, or at least "training"...

Maybe bicycle racing, or at least "training" would be just the ticket for the OP; no need for smiling with that hobby. It seems as if a "Pain IS Gain" attitude and taste for masochism would put him...
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,886
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,948
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,337
Posted By Mojo31

You don’t. Trust your gut.

You don’t. Trust your gut.
10-04-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,542
Posted By Troul

but but but what if the purpose to one's riding...

but but but what if the purpose to one's riding is to ride aimlessly & enjoys its??
09-22-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 772
Posted By pdlamb

I thought the whole point of flat pedals was to...

I thought the whole point of flat pedals was to ride with any shoe?!
09-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Iride01

2 full days and half of today has gone by. Have...

2 full days and half of today has gone by. Have you ridden yet?
09-03-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By indyfabz

I wouldn’t call those goggles.

I wouldn’t call those goggles.
09-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,586
Posted By flan48

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including...

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including throughout New Jersey winters (unless there is snow/ice on the roads).

Since I've been riding regularly, i.e. for the last 8 or 9 years, my...
09-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,586
Posted By c_m_shooter

The more time you spend outside the better....

The more time you spend outside the better. Winter viruses are spread when we are inside too close together for too long. You have better than a 99% chance of being just fine as long as you don't...
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,586
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
09-01-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By Pameelamb

Enjoying My Fixed Gear Cruiser @65 years

With cooler temps coming to Durham soon, my fixed gear beach cruiser is ready to roll. I've never appreciated it as much as I have this year, with the pandemic and all. It affords me a full body...
08-31-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,102
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You...

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You seem to be a young person, so you have lots of upside (room for improvement). First, work towards doubling your mileage. Your butt will get used to it....
08-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,246
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past...

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past weekend (50+ miles on 2 water bottles in 90° heat that felt like 103°) that I stopped at 54.2 miles and omitted the lap around the block (.85 miles)...
08-23-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By Koyote

I just shoot pics with my iPhone while riding....

I just shoot pics with my iPhone while riding. Doesn't really disrupt the flow of my ride.
...
08-22-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,798
Posted By Iride01

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical...

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical conditions so I ride.

Seems to keep me off BP meds and Cholesterol and Triglycerides meds. My friends that don't cycle have a lot of pills they have...
07-31-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,621
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because...

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because after 25 years of cycling I have always been a solo rider. I guess I ride to get away from people. Zoning out at my own pace and losing sense of time...
07-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,267
Posted By Litespud

if it’s just a little tough around the edges, but...

if it’s just a little tough around the edges, but there are no cracks or distortion extending upwards into the post, just clean up the edges with sandpaper (wear a mask) and maybe dan some clear coat...
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,773
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, it helps

Riding, that is. I had a physical exam for a new life insurance policy (my old one expires when I turn 66 in September) and the results were, well, pretty good. BP 125/75. Pulse 52. body fat 16%. The...
07-24-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,717
Posted By Garfield Cat

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The...

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The stronger comes with the riding. If riding is not fun, then it won't last. Keep it fun.
07-23-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You use a full size frame pump which will inflate...

You use a full size frame pump which will inflate a 700x25mm road tire to full pressure in 90-100 strokes.

You bring two spare tubes which will usually work plus a patch kit with a sealed tube of...
07-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,452
Posted By wolfchild

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but...

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but having a beer at the end of a hard day or after a bike ride is a beautiful thing.
06-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,326
Posted By shelbyfv

It's hard to figure what you are doing but I'd be...

It's hard to figure what you are doing but I'd be surprised if you have fixed anything. More likely you have ruined your chain. Take it to a shop, please:thumb:
06-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,226
Posted By cyccommute

Flyfish. There are very few pictures of me...

Flyfish. There are very few pictures of me fishing because I usually go alone. I'm not a huge fan of river fishing. I really like hiking to a high country lake and enjoying the solitude and the...
06-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,903
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, you should have two of each (MTB and Road)....

Yes, you should have two of each (MTB and Road). And don't make the mistake so many do and skimp on the "spare" bike.
06-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,170
Posted By MoAlpha

At least the caffeine addict is getting coffee.

At least the caffeine addict is getting coffee.
06-07-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By Paul Barnard

This is great news for people who will want to...

This is great news for people who will want to get into bicycling in two years.
05-15-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,369
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I went to the grocery store, picked out some...

I went to the grocery store, picked out some razors, and asked customer service to help me.

I'm not allowed at that Safeway anymore. :(
05-13-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,678
Posted By blakcloud

Return his money, it is the right thing to do.

Return his money, it is the right thing to do.
05-13-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,678
Posted By JustinOldPhart

In order to avoid having your dogma run over by...

In order to avoid having your dogma run over by his karma, I'd give him a refund.

Now, if you want to be a stickler about it, then go to the bike shop and have them show you. If there is any sign...
05-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,710
Posted By AlmostTrick

So the way I read this, the store coupon can be...

So the way I read this, the store coupon can be used as at least partial payment on a replacement bike? (since the new one may not be on sale) If yes, then I'd do this. I wouldn't want the...
05-11-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,086
Posted By hillyman

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place. And...

Somehow the peace sign seems out of place.
And sorry every bike rider in the US doesn't read BF. We here at BF are the best of the best
05-07-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,369
Posted By tyrion

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch...

I usually go to the salon to get my crotch shaved, but since the coronavirus lockdown I've been having my Mom do it.
04-28-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,398
Posted By Rides4Beer

You'll be happy to know that I've added 11 miles...

You'll be happy to know that I've added 11 miles to my normal loop, there's one road that's under construction, but once they finish paving it, it's going to be fantastic!!

How can you get bored...
04-24-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By c_m_shooter

Flat kit, multi tool, find a saddle that fits you...

Flat kit, multi tool, find a saddle that fits you and shorts that don't chaf, and go ride.
01-01-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
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