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10-09-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,407
Posted By SkepTeach

I get that people try to be polite sometimes, but...

I get that people try to be polite sometimes, but seriously, it would be so much safer for all involved if drivers would just follow normal traffic laws around cyclists. I can't tell you how many...
10-03-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,407
Posted By SkepTeach

My worst loss, so far, was a bit of skin from my...

My worst loss, so far, was a bit of skin from my face, shoulder, knuckles, and ankle during what seemed like a slow-motion crash on a paved biking and running trail this past July. Ironically, I have...
10-03-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,931
Posted By SkepTeach

It certainly is, but you didn't mention it's also...

It certainly is, but you didn't mention it's also contagious.


A little over a year ago, my partner decided to get his first carbon roadie. We had ridden metal dual sports occasionally for a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By SkepTeach

I, too, would like to know what wheel and tire...

I, too, would like to know what wheel and tire set up he had. I saw tons of people along the route with flat tires, but I chalked it up to normal numbers for that many people largely on small tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By SkepTeach

Maybe I'll follow in your footsteps (tire...

Maybe I'll follow in your footsteps (tire tracks?) and do a century next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By SkepTeach

I did find out later yesterday that a cyclist had...

I did find out later yesterday that a cyclist had an accident and passed away during the event about mid-day, so it's looking likely they will be altering the routes a bit for next year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By SkepTeach

Big Dam Bridge 100 2019

This weekend I did my first huge group ride as part of the 2019 Big Dam Bridge 100 in Little Rock, AR. I have been road cycling for just over a year and have done some small group rides, but nothing...
11-05-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By SkepTeach

Such an important privilege not to take for...

Such an important privilege not to take for granted! I am a public school science teacher in a southern state, and this year maybe more than any other since I reached voting age is super important...
11-05-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,630
Posted By SkepTeach

I'm getting a kick out of all these anecdotes....

I'm getting a kick out of all these anecdotes. I've only been riding a very short while, so not enough time to gather up much in the way of heckling. On my normal ride after school, I've occasionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkepTeach

Oh, please tell me you think I'm some kind of...

Oh, please tell me you think I'm some kind of covert ad for a company. Maybe I'm like that little girl on the Southpark episode who was an ad, and didn't even realize it!

At any rate, he got some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkepTeach

I think with his $200 deductible, his best option...

I think with his $200 deductible, his best option is going to be to make a claim against his insurance. Depending on how well they handle it (Velosurance) I will be getting my own policy with them...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkepTeach

It's certainly a noble philosophy. I guess that's...

It's certainly a noble philosophy. I guess that's what insurance is for though, and thankfully he has it. Like auto insurance, most people couldn't reasonably purchase a replacement car for one they...
10-29-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By SkepTeach

Thanks for the feedback. It looks like the...

Thanks for the feedback. It looks like the premium will only be about $20/month, so not super expensive. And I'm thinking the peace of mind might be worth the expense. I just wanted to hear feedback...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 11:12 AM
10-29-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 933
Posted By SkepTeach

Velosurance?

Apologies if this has been discussed at length before, but searching "Velosurance" provided no hits. Has anyone ever used their insurance services, and especially have you ever had to make a claim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkepTeach

Thanks for the clarification. I'm totally a noob...

Thanks for the clarification. I'm totally a noob so not familiar with the terminology. I will pass along your words of advice to my friend. Turns out he has insurance, so he may be able to just claim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By SkepTeach

Practically new Trek Checkpoint CF frame...not great results from a small accident

A friend of mine has a nearly brand new Trek Checkpoint SL...5 (I think). He had a low speed accident a couple days ago, laid the bike over on a curb, and now he's looking at having to replace the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By SkepTeach

Thank you all for the welcomes, and the wealth of...

Thank you all for the welcomes, and the wealth of information! I'm going to level the seat this afternoon before my ride and do the typical 15 mi trip and see how that affects the experience. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By SkepTeach

Thank you for the advice! I'll check the angle...

Thank you for the advice! I'll check the angle this afternoon. Sorry for the totally noob question, but do you suggest the saddle be perfectly level?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,599
Posted By SkepTeach

My first roadie, Trek Domane

Happy to join the roadie community! I've been a cyclist off and on but had almost no experience with road bikes. I decided it was time and struck a (what I consider) great deal with my local bike...
Forum: Introductions
09-24-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By SkepTeach

Welcome from a fellow newb! I had a chance to...

Welcome from a fellow newb! I had a chance to visit your gorgeous country back in high school on an educational trip and found the "emerald isle" moniker to be perfectly apt. I have plans to go back...
Forum: Introductions
09-21-18, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By SkepTeach

Isn't it interesting how hobbies ebb and flow?...

Isn't it interesting how hobbies ebb and flow? I'll get super heavy into reading, then quit for a while, then come back to it and wonder how I ever went to sleep without it! I cook most evenings of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,281
Posted By SkepTeach

Here in Arkansas, I have learned to appreciate...

Here in Arkansas, I have learned to appreciate the wind as I've started biking more over the past couple of weeks. When it's 90F and 60% humidity outside, wind is sometimes the only way I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,313,093
Posted By SkepTeach

My most recent cycling-related purchase was....a...

My most recent cycling-related purchase was....a bike! Been riding a 2013 Trek Dual Sport hybrid off and on since '13. Getting more seriously into cycling and I decided it was time to buy a proper...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,148
Posted By SkepTeach

As I am new to cycling, take my advice with a...

As I am new to cycling, take my advice with a load of NaCl, but I was debating a similar set of options over the past couple of weeks. I visited bike shops, test road a few, and ended up going with...
Forum: Introductions
09-16-18, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By SkepTeach

Welcome from a fellow newbie! Had a chance to...

Welcome from a fellow newbie! Had a chance to visit your state briefly this summer on a drive through and back from Montana, and it was very nice. I can see why cycling there would be so popular.
Forum: Introductions
09-14-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By SkepTeach

Welcome from a fellow newbie. I'm in Arkansas...

Welcome from a fellow newbie. I'm in Arkansas myself and am just beginning to get to know the local bike scene. I think we have some very active cycling groups here if you're not too far.
Forum: Introductions
09-14-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By SkepTeach

Awesome way to use a healthy outlet replace...

Awesome way to use a healthy outlet replace something not so much! Coming from a family of alcoholics, I've seen all too well what overindulging can do, and I know myself and my own addictive...
Forum: Introductions
09-14-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By SkepTeach

Thank you all for the warm welcomes! The new...

Thank you all for the warm welcomes!

The new bike should arrive today and I'm eager to say goodbye to my afternoon rides on the DS. Teaching throughout the week, afternoon rides get tougher and...
Forum: Introductions
09-13-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 173
Posted By SkepTeach

Hello from the River Valley in Arkansas!

Hi everyone! Just ran a search and saw that there are several of my fellow Arkansans here on bikeforums. Glad to join you guys!

I'm a 36 year old biology teacher at a moderately large high school....
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