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02-03-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,692
Posted By Biker395

I recall reading studies years ago the rear end...

I recall reading studies years ago the rear end collisions were quite rare. But that was long enough to be before cellphones and other distractions commonplace today. My guess is that they are not...
01-31-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

I used to ride through there every weekday...

I used to ride through there every weekday mornings and afternoons on my commute. Years and years ago, it had a 10 MPH speed limit, and you needed to walk the bike in a small stretch near the pier. ...
01-30-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

Since you are in LA, I am curious where that is. ...

Since you are in LA, I am curious where that is. I have been thinking that Hermosa Beach was headed in that direction, but I haven't been down there in a while. If bicycles are banned outright,...
01-29-23, 12:58 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

To me: A moped is essentially a motorcycle. ...

To me:

A moped is essentially a motorcycle. Yes, it has pedals, but you only pedal it to get it going, and after that you coast and the motor takes over without pedaling.

Contrast that...
01-26-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

"E-bicycle" makes sense to me too. I just...

"E-bicycle" makes sense to me too.

I just think they are enough different from bicycles and motorcycles, they deserve their own category ... there is no need to shoehorn them into an existing...
01-25-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

Semantics here, but IMHO, an e-bike is not a...

Semantics here, but IMHO, an e-bike is not a bicycle, as it has a drive motor that does some of the motive work for you. Itís not a motorcycle either, as it must be pedaled. To me, there are there...
01-11-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By Biker395

Whoa ... that is interesting. I looked at the...

Whoa ... that is interesting. I looked at the material they use, and you're right ... it does not indicate an UPF rating! I wonder if it provides some level of protection anyway, though. I have...
01-11-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,590
Posted By Biker395

I hate you. :p

I hate you. :p
01-11-23, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Biker395

A break in the California storms. ...

A break in the California storms.

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01-10-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 846
Posted By Biker395

Regardless of whether there is data to support it...

Regardless of whether there is data to support it or not, exercising first thing in the day does wonderful things for my mood the rest of the day. I also find it easier to do it straight off rather...
01-10-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,590
Posted By Biker395

I'm willing to be that pretty much nobody is...

I'm willing to be that pretty much nobody is happy with their weight. As for me, I'm heavier than I've ever been and would be happy with 25 pounds less than I have. COVID and a chronic illness...
12-21-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,746
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Posted By Biker395

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12-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,692
Posted By Biker395

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk...

I've had friends get struck by hit and run drunk drivers, and just people not paying attention. One was recently struck by a truck and speed so hard, she came out of her shoes! She was lucky to have...
12-15-22, 09:31 AM
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Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Where was this ride? Kinda looks like the Acton...

Where was this ride? Kinda looks like the Acton loop?
12-14-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

I think you're assuming I am speaking about small...

I think you're assuming I am speaking about small bikes designed only for kids. I am talking about what at least appear to be adult bikes in smaller sizes, not bikes designed for first time children...
12-14-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

Coastal Southern California. Not exactly Beverly...

Coastal Southern California. Not exactly Beverly Hills, but reasonably affluent. I don't think we are talking completely different things at all.

What kind of ebikes? All kinds. Some are...
12-13-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,699
Posted By Biker395

1. No matter what you do, you are going to crash...

1. No matter what you do, you are going to crash eventually. Do the best you can anyway.
2. Enjoy yourself. Nothing lasts forever.
12-13-22, 07:34 PM
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Posted By Biker395

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12-13-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

In my hood, I would estimate that 80+% of the...

In my hood, I would estimate that 80+% of the people on ebikes are preteens.
11-21-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Biker395

Oy ... I did that playing basketball back when I...

Oy ... I did that playing basketball back when I was in my 30s. Went up for a jump shot and BOOM.

And that is a long recovery. Glad you're back out there!

BTW: No ill effects from the snap,...
11-20-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Cold, windy day on Glendora Ridge Road. That's...

Cold, windy day on Glendora Ridge Road. That's Mt Baldy back there ...

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11-15-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By Biker395

I'm convinced that the raison d'etre for most of...

I'm convinced that the raison d'etre for most of the fall/winter holidays is to dull the blow of the increasing dark and coldness.
11-14-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By Biker395

Oh, I get that. I have had people who are...

Oh, I get that. I have had people who are respected "fitters" do some adjustments for me, and the bike just didn't feel right.

It just might be that you need a bike that has a different frame...
11-14-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,092
Posted By Biker395

Yup. Just what I was going to say. The...

Yup. Just what I was going to say. The handlebar and seat extensions appear to indicate that the frames are way too small. That being the case, the BB/seat distances are probably significantly...
11-14-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Biker395

OMG, yes! That one was nasty. Having TWO...

OMG, yes! That one was nasty. Having TWO broken arms at the same time sucks, and occipital condyle fractures can be really nasty and life changing. I was so lucky. And I still don't know how...
11-14-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Biker395

Thanks! It's been almost 2 weeks and since the...

Thanks! It's been almost 2 weeks and since the ribs don't hurt as much and don't seem to be moving around like they were, I decided to risk a ride for coffee this morning.

Turned out better than...
11-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding...

I've noticed that too. A lot more kids riding around ... and on ebikes. In fact, the pre-teen demographic is the primary ebike demographic in my hood.

I find that really odd, and a pretty...
11-11-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Biker395

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than...

Sorry that the bout with COVID was worse than expected, glad you're over it and on to better things.

I actually crashed about a week and a half ago. I hit an edge of a driveway at an extreme...
11-08-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

lol ... as a matter of fact, I DO bemoan how hard...

lol ... as a matter of fact, I DO bemoan how hard it is to get a manual transmission nowadays. They are going the way of the dodo, because they are now less fuel efficient and are incompatible with...
11-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,530
Posted By Biker395

I have mixed thoughts about what the future...

I have mixed thoughts about what the future holds. Here is my guess.

Younger, serious cyclists (those that self-identify as such) will likely continue to ride bicycles.
A good percentage of...
11-07-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Bottle House. ...

Bottle House.

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11-06-22, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Randsburg ... an old 1880s mining town in the...

Randsburg ... an old 1880s mining town in the California Desert.

It appears I cracked some ribs crashing on a group ride, so this is from a driving road trip.

...
11-06-22, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Biker395

Is that Aliso Canyon? I was driving up there and...

Is that Aliso Canyon? I was driving up there and it was beautiful!
10-28-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Biker395

lol ... That was taken in June Lake.

lol ... That was taken in June Lake.
10-28-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By Biker395

My peeps. ...

My peeps.

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10-26-22, 08:30 AM
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Posted By Biker395

Overlooking the Santa Monica Bay ...

Overlooking the Santa Monica Bay
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Descending Latigo:
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10-26-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Great photo! I've only done that climb once. ...

Great photo! I've only done that climb once. Started early, and was hunting around a bit for water on the way up. Its a great climb and descent!
10-21-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,746
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Posted By Biker395

No way! In Seattle? Is that from wildfires?

No way! In Seattle? Is that from wildfires?
10-20-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Biker395

Have you another link to that article? I...

Have you another link to that article? I couldn't even find the abstract outside of a paywall.
10-20-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Biker395

I followed the links too, and had the same...

I followed the links too, and had the same reaction. I have no training in microbiology whatsoever, and struggled to pass basic chemistry, but most of what I saw appear to discuss events on a...
10-18-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Biker395

Iím already healthy in my old age. :p Color...

Iím already healthy in my old age. :p

Color me skeptical. Have you links to some of that evidence? Iíd like to read it for myself.
10-18-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Biker395

All good if true, but why adapt myself to ketosis?

All good if true, but why adapt myself to ketosis?
10-18-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Biker395

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I...

That's me too. I eat regularly and often when I ride and people ask me how I can eat so much. My question to them is how can they NOT eat when riding.

I also have to say I am generally resistant...
10-13-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Yours truly and a friend riding the June Lake...

Yours truly and a friend riding the June Lake Loop.
...
10-11-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Yep. Thatís the bike path up to the Mammoth...

Yep. Thatís the bike path up to the Mammoth Lakes Basin in California Ö my second home.

The basin itself was beautiful too....
10-10-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4,746
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Posted By Biker395

As bike paths go, this one doesn't suck. ...

As bike paths go, this one doesn't suck.

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10-09-22, 08:32 AM
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Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

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10-06-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,660
Posted By Biker395

That's me. I regard most of the debate about...

That's me. I regard most of the debate about tire width and other technologies as a tempest in a teapot. Maybe relevant to those that race, but not so much people that don't.

Initially, I rode...
10-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 735,766
Posted By Biker395

Morning on the bike path ... ...

Morning on the bike path ...

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10-04-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,256
Posted By Biker395

Southern Utah. Trust me. The scenery is...

Southern Utah. Trust me. The scenery is astounding.
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