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06-20-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By Dave Mayer

Safe riding is mostly due to experience. You...

Safe riding is mostly due to experience. You learn most from close calls...

But also a Zen-like state where you have no distractions (including conscious thoughts), and no emotions. Riding while...
06-18-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By JohnJ80

^this. Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day...

^this.

Iím 63 and I ride 17-20 miles per day weather permitting and Iíd like to ride more. At 4-5 miles I am just starting to break a sweat.

Iím having a hard time understanding how 4-5 mile...
06-07-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,936
Posted By livedarklions

Stop starting stupid threads.

Stop starting stupid threads.
Forum: Foo
06-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,440
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), from "Arrested...

Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter), from "Arrested Development"
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,631
Posted By banerjek

That is the situation where they're most useful. ...

That is the situation where they're most useful.

You know *exactly* where cars are, where the gaps are so you can set up better transitions, who's setting up to pass and turn in front of you...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,616
Posted By noglider

Utrechtís Vredenburg is the busiest cycle path in all of the Netherlands

33,000 cyclists a day!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynwMN3Z9Og8
06-02-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,622
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Hold bottle with one hand that is also in contact...

Hold bottle with one hand that is also in contact with handlebars, unscrew cap with other hand. Either put cap in a pocket while drinking or just keep the cap in hand until ready to remount bottle in...
Forum: Touring
05-31-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,352
Posted By staehpj1

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By...

Late June is a fine time to start in the West. By the time you get to the Great Plains your daily average will be probably be higher and even if you took a very long time or started later, October...
05-27-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,722
Posted By Maelochs

like demanding that everyone everywhere do things...

like demanding that everyone everywhere do things in fashions which please us ... or assuming that because we don't like a thing, nobody does or can or should, and that therefore that other person...
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,579
Posted By canklecat

Are we talking life/health/safety threatening...

Are we talking life/health/safety threatening situation? If so, sure.

Otherwise, probably not.

If you're talking finances, relationships, etc., I'd stay out of it.

In my experience people...
05-18-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,627
Posted By DrIsotope

:popcorn I'm having some crazy deja vu right...

:popcorn

I'm having some crazy deja vu right now. We may have been down this MUP before.
05-17-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,498
Posted By kevincgove

I'll just add a few that have helped me. Remind...

I'll just add a few that have helped me.
Remind myself not to stress out if I don't get a great night sleep (I rarely sleep well the night before a big event... I should have been getting my rest...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,917
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Listening to music or voices while riding isn't a...

Listening to music or voices while riding isn't a question of "need" but rather an option some cyclists choose to enhance their riding experience. Others prefer listening exclusively to traffic...
05-13-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,763
Posted By skidder

This will be something of a 'mosh-pit' of ideas...

This will be something of a 'mosh-pit' of ideas but:

Probably started with the introduction of European-brand bicycles in the 1960s that were much lighter than the Schwinns that were so popular at...
05-13-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,734
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Huge waste of money? Really? I own and...

Huge waste of money?

Really?

I own and ride expensive bikes. I am old, slow, I am diabetic, have asthma and I have seven coronary stents to keep my damaged coronary arteries open.

I ride...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,631
Posted By Archwhorides

Like some others here, I find the (Third Eye for...

Like some others here, I find the (Third Eye for me) helmet-mounted mirror a godsend. I see other commuting riders being very tentative with their maneuvers in traffic, not knowing what is coming up...
05-09-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,425
Posted By BobbyG

Don't worry, any necessary changes will present...

Don't worry, any necessary changes will present themselves to you.
05-09-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,425
Posted By OldTryGuy

Dr. George Sheehan (...

Dr. George Sheehan ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Sheehan ) quote ---- "We are each an experiment of one."



Reflect on your past, consider the present and decide for your future.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,917
Posted By Riveting

I listen to music or talk radio 100% of the time...

I listen to music or talk radio 100% of the time when I'm riding solo, whether it's a commute, or just a ride, and never listen if there's anyone else with me. Single ear bud, in the curb-side ear,...
05-08-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,734
Posted By Witterings

Nowt wrong with that .... when me were about 26...

Nowt wrong with that .... when me were about 26 me and the now Mrs bought Halfords Apollo bikes for £90 each.

We had those bikes for years at a mobile home at the coast and used them every weekend...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,298
Posted By Sy Reene

I'll ride with the phone, and turned on. No, I...

I'll ride with the phone, and turned on. No, I can't imagine trying to use it though while riding. I typically will stop on the side of the road somewhere convenient if I need to respond to a text...
05-04-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Obeast

I would say early 40s. Very few people under the...

I would say early 40s. Very few people under the age of 30 and even fewer at university age. Road cycling is approaching golf in popularity.
05-04-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,363
Posted By KrowNB

Sometimes people don't have much to add but want...

Sometimes people don't have much to add but want to show their appreciation for the assistance you've given or information you've supplied. If a person gets a few 'Likes' at least they know that.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,910
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Lots of good advice to follow in this thread! ...

Lots of good advice to follow in this thread!

As someone who's commuted on a motorbike daily, and ridden all bikes extensively throughout the year in Ireland, I feel I have a lot of credibility in...
05-02-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,244
Posted By livedarklions

If I'm on a MUP before 8 a.m. on the weekends...

If I'm on a MUP before 8 a.m. on the weekends pretty much anywhere, there's sparse traffic on it. Before 7 a.m., just a very few joggers and cyclists, and virtually no one dawdling.

Had a...
05-02-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,244
Posted By indyfabz

+1. I didn't see anyone during this 25 mile MUP...

+1. I didn't see anyone during this 25 mile MUP ride that started pre-dawn. I did, however, see a giant porcupine. He wasn't on a leash and didn't wave.
...
04-28-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,512
Posted By bikemig

This is a great thread.

This is a great thread.
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