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10-02-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,450
Posted By work4bike

So True! I like to think that my skill on the...

So True! I like to think that my skill on the roads and my situational awareness keeps me safe. However, if one is honest with oneself, you have to admit, many times it's simply plain luck that keeps...
09-19-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,400
Posted By work4bike

I'm talking about us cyclists, but not just...

I'm talking about us cyclists, but not just people on bikes that ride MUPs or residential roadways. The extreme minority of us that ride all the major roadways -- we are an extreme minority. However,...
09-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 753
Posted By work4bike

I much prefer the roads myself, but I did do a...

I much prefer the roads myself, but I did do a trip on the Jacksonville-Baldwin Bike Trail once, it was very nice...a lot of shade by large Southern Live Oak trees and well maintained. There were...
08-31-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,131
Posted By work4bike

One sees this attitude (shooting all cyclists)...

One sees this attitude (shooting all cyclists) mostly in larger cities. I think cyclists not obeying traffic laws is a significant factor. When a cyclist does a maneuver that causes motorists to slam...
08-20-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By work4bike

I think that's a mistake we all make from...

I think that's a mistake we all make from time-to-time. But it is important to remind yourself not to become complacent. I like to think I'm good at identifying mistakes I make on the road,...
08-09-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 5,335
Posted By work4bike

I ride on a few roads that have heavy,...

I ride on a few roads that have heavy, fast-moving traffic without a shoulder/bikelane. My biggest asset is my mirror. As for other pointers on riding on these type of roads ----- be a very good bike...
08-03-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,061
Posted By work4bike

Interesting video from November 2021. Looks like...

Interesting video from November 2021. Looks like some are starting to look into the history of deGise.Jersey City Councilwoman DeGise had car towed in Hoboken for expired registration
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08-03-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,061
Posted By work4bike

True we don't know why she kept going. I'm from a...

True we don't know why she kept going. I'm from a lousy city (Washington DC), so I get that and it's possible. However, what I find fishy is that she, according to new reports, didn't report the...
08-01-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,061
Posted By work4bike

What's funny is that at the 35-second point of...

What's funny is that at the 35-second point of the video (in post #77) the guy on the bike says, "I was about to look right....and then I got hit".

If you're going to run a stop light, you should...
07-21-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By work4bike

High Heat Training

The positive effect of training in High Heat conditions have been known for quite some time now; however, the message seems to be falling on deaf ears. We're always hearing of how dangerous it is to...
06-20-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,676
Posted By work4bike

This video, from Lanterne Rouge, shows best how...

This video, from Lanterne Rouge, shows best how he fell

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/B1maDFJ2DGc
06-16-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,605
Posted By work4bike

I also agree that clipless pedals is an idiotic...

I also agree that clipless pedals is an idiotic name...they should have been called strapless or cageless...anything but clipless:eek::D;)
06-15-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By work4bike

I'm a hiker, much of it thru the Appalachian...

I'm a hiker, much of it thru the Appalachian mountains, so I do like walking. However, for most of us old folks, walking is just not enough. I'm NOT saying anyone here is saying all you need is...
06-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By work4bike

This video actually addresses weight training for...

This video actually addresses weight training for cyclists, but it also specifically addresses the issue of using the bike as resistance training, in addition to other aspects of weight training WRT...
06-04-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,605
Posted By work4bike

I've been commuting since the mid-80's and...

I've been commuting since the mid-80's and started using clipless pedals in the mid-90's, I've even done several loaded tours thru the Appalachian mountains with them. I don't think they helped me...
06-04-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,348
Posted By work4bike

I've had knee issues in the past from doing dumb...

I've had knee issues in the past from doing dumb things, but I've found that they are all correctable. However, this guy has had knee problems, including multiple surgeries and I do think he has...
06-03-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,482
Posted By work4bike

My most frustrating moments are when I drive my...

My most frustrating moments are when I drive my truck. When I'm on the bike, it takes a lot more to frustrate me. I don't use crosswalks, I cross intersections, just as if I were in a car. All my...
06-01-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,203
Posted By work4bike

Mother Nature has us by the balls. It's just a...

Mother Nature has us by the balls. It's just a fact of life that we start losing muscle mass in our 30's....
05-22-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,780
Posted By work4bike

Fact is most places don't have paths for cyclists...

Fact is most places don't have paths for cyclists to go where they need to go. I've been using a bike as my primary form of transportation since the mid-80's and it was legal to ride on the roads...
05-15-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By work4bike

My experiences with school bus drivers has been...

My experiences with school bus drivers has been overwhelmingly negative. I don't know what it is, but they, as a whole, seem to have some serious contempt for cyclists. That's been my experience with...
05-10-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,163
Posted By work4bike

As I age I find it very important to stretch and...

As I age I find it very important to stretch and I've started doing it after every workout. I don't do any special programs and I only stretch on my own, but I do a full body stretch, including...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,407
Posted By work4bike

I carry a patch kit and spare tubes (2), either...

I carry a patch kit and spare tubes (2), either new tubes or patched tubes. As of now I have new tubes, but as I patch a tube, it will become a spare tube in my kit. I do have an old rim and tire, so...
04-21-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,586
Posted By work4bike

I do believe stretching is very important,...

I do believe stretching is very important, especially as we age. I do full body stretches after every gym workout, cycling and running. A fun little test of flexibility is to try and do the Asian...
04-21-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,586
Posted By work4bike

I'm also getting up in age (57) and I use to have...

I'm also getting up in age (57) and I use to have a really bad right knees years ago in my 30's, which I first noticed on my first 1,500-mile bike tour. A doctor told me I'd eventually have to get...
04-20-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,464
Posted By work4bike

I'm still re-habbing my knee, but it's mostly...

I'm still re-habbing my knee, but it's mostly doing very well, but I'm very reluctant to do very tough stuff, especially sprints, which I love doing. However, today after a gym workout where I did a...
04-17-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By work4bike

How many miles is on the chain? If you have too...

How many miles is on the chain? If you have too many, then I wouldn't even bother with it and get a new chain (I always get a new cassette when I buy a chain).

If there's not too much mileage and...
04-16-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By work4bike

Good stuff!!! The first video is a great...

Good stuff!!!
The first video is a great introduction to importance of strength training; the second video is great for busting myths....


https://youtu.be/5DDGOXkpZxI

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04-13-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,581
Posted By work4bike

I don't see any top 5 from any of the Americans....

I don't see any top 5 from any of the Americans. However, some that I'm hoping to see in the Tour are: Brandon McNulty, Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless
04-04-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By work4bike

I'm going out on a limb and agree and disagree...

I'm going out on a limb and agree and disagree with both of you;)

Walking is good for very out of shape people, just getting off the couch in an attempt to live a healthier lifestyle. However,...
03-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,941
Posted By work4bike

When I see videos like below it makes me want to...

When I see videos like below it makes me want to see higher gas prices. People can't see, yet they're riding around like they can. Just the other day, I had someone tailgating me, then swerved around...
03-29-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By work4bike

For most of us it's really difficult to bulk up...

For most of us it's really difficult to bulk up too much without a very focused weight training regimen and diet. I've also found that stretching is crucial as we age. I use this contraption at the...
03-29-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,740
Posted By work4bike

It's Never Too Late

Incredible transformation and she (Joan Macdonald) started relatively late in life, only about 5-years ago and she lost 60-lbs and gained so much muscle. This is why I hold weightlifting in such high...
03-23-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,415
Posted By work4bike

I ride my bike like a car, I stop for...

I ride my bike like a car, I stop for loading/unloading school buses, I stop for stop lights and I pull off the road for emergency vehicles. But I do illegally practice the Idaho Stop at stop...
02-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,004
Posted By work4bike

I hope he's not, but that's the romantic side of...

I hope he's not, but that's the romantic side of me wanting to see a truly great cyclist race. However, considering the history of the peloton...one cannot help, but to wonder. And now it seems like...
02-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 832
Posted By work4bike

Crash and Burn

Today's crash breaks a 8/9-year streak of zero crashes. My last crash was back in 2013 or 14, I know because I log these things in my maintenance logs. However, I seemed to have misplaced the log for...
02-19-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,784
Posted By work4bike

I can't recommend a specific workout regimen;...

I can't recommend a specific workout regimen; however, I do recommend backing off on intensity with both your weightlifting and riding, but that's not saying reduce time on either, just intensity. I...
02-19-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By work4bike

I understand that, but the links I provided above...

I understand that, but the links I provided above clearly shows cyclists lawfully able to leave the bike lane for making a left turn and for not passing a car on the inside while it's making a right...
02-12-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By work4bike

I agree, he has a right to be frustrated, I know...

I agree, he has a right to be frustrated, I know I would be in that environment. There were definitely a bunch of people not looking where they were going and/or going the wrong way. Developing...
02-12-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By work4bike

You've put up a false choice of actions that...

You've put up a false choice of actions that either the we need to be in an all-out-war or take a "velvet glove" approach when dealing with motorists. Furthermore, his actions were not just with...
02-12-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,596
Posted By work4bike

Advocacy & Safety Fail

I understand that NYC's cycling infrastructure has a lot of flaws, as do many large cities. However, this video, IMO, is the absolutely wrong way to address the issue of advocating cycling, if our...
02-07-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,561
Posted By work4bike

The picture just doesn't provide enough...

The picture just doesn't provide enough information on the cyclists' riding practices, good or bad. That could easily be me, I always take the lane at stop lights/signs, because it prevents Right...
02-07-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,434
Posted By work4bike

Just another camera option to consider ...

Just another camera option to consider

https://youtu.be/vB8LPpdsE2o
02-03-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,085
Posted By work4bike

I welcome that, maybe they will point something...

I welcome that, maybe they will point something out that I missed, or I can simply debate others' with differing points of view, even yours:eek: I don't want to participate in a forum that's no more...
01-15-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,749
Posted By work4bike

My state would have to pass another helmet law...

My state would have to pass another helmet law first :roflmao2:
...
01-14-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By work4bike

Very true, my mirror is an essential accessory on...

Very true, my mirror is an essential accessory on my bike. Don't leave home without it:giver:
01-07-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By work4bike

Street grates scare the hell out of me, because...

Street grates scare the hell out of me, because it's easy to get complacent around them. There is one road where the grates are directly adjacent to the fog line (no shoulder/bike lane on this road),...
01-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By work4bike

I know I'm but a mouse on the roads, but I'm a...

I know I'm but a mouse on the roads, but I'm a defiant mouse:D

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/87/70/ec/8770ecb71b2a6611fd287436c1b22b81.jpg
01-05-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,187
Posted By work4bike

Just today I had some idiot try and pass me on a...

Just today I had some idiot try and pass me on a 80-degree turn thru an intersection. I cut him off, by going further into the lane, so he couldn't go around and then gave him a look, like whatcha...
12-17-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By work4bike

:thumb:

:thumb:
12-16-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By work4bike

You're right, there have been a few times,...

You're right, there have been a few times, because of heavy, fast-moving traffic, that I had to either stop and wait for a clearing to get over or I've actually used the two-step turn.

However,...
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