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Forum: Touring
09-20-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 180,701
Posted By TimothyH

Where Northwest Georgia, Southeast Tennessee and...

Where Northwest Georgia, Southeast Tennessee and extreme Western North Carolina meet is known as Apalachia (spelled with one P).

I took a gravel vacation in the area for the past five days. Among...
09-20-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 224,308
Posted By TimothyH

I took a gravel vacation this week. Among...

I took a gravel vacation this week.

Among the highlights were seeing two bears, one not ten minutes into the first day's ride.
...
09-14-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 501,330
Posted By TimothyH

Paulding and Bartow Counties, Georgia. User ...

Paulding and Bartow Counties, Georgia.

User bonsai171 and I went on a mixed surface ride which turned out really nice.
...
09-13-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,117
Posted By TimothyH

I plan to ride 28 spoke two-cross wheels on a...

I plan to ride 28 spoke two-cross wheels on a five day bikepacking trip next week - God willing and if I don't hurt myself in the next three days.

Spokes are Sapim Laser with brass nipples.
...
09-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,121
Posted By TimothyH

Because of subdivisions. The contemporary...

Because of subdivisions.

The contemporary subdivision has replaced interconnected neighborhoods.

The modern subdivision has one or two exits onto busy secondary roads with no other way to get...
09-12-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,542
Posted By TimothyH

My feeling is that this might resolve itself as...

My feeling is that this might resolve itself as more riding is done.

This is based on my own neck which got quite thick and muscular when I commuted 12,000 km/year on a road bike. In 2018 I rode...
09-12-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By TimothyH

That tire needs its own "Is this OK to ride"...

That tire needs its own "Is this OK to ride" thread.

Possible spoilers are, "Put some shoe goo on it" and "This is why I've converted all my bikes to tubeless" and any number of references to goat...
09-12-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By TimothyH

Fabric Luminary Front "Be Seen" Light

I'm a fan of Fabric saddles and they make some unique products. Not for everyone, but certainly unique.

Just noticed the Luminary front light which fits between either a Wahoo or Garmin GPS and...
09-12-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,844
Posted By TimothyH

I couldn't tighten a rattling bottle cage bolt...

I couldn't tighten a rattling bottle cage bolt last night because of this.

Thanks for the reminder as I forgot to do it when I got home.


-Tim-
09-11-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 13,540
Posted By TimothyH

This might be a good time to remember that, "We...

This might be a good time to remember that, "We are going to yell at you (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/200479-we-re-going-yell-you.html)."
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,677
Posted By TimothyH

Right. No ordinary bottles with Dura Ace....

Right.

No ordinary bottles with Dura Ace. Bidons only.

And Rapha, although Castelli is permitted on weekdays after Labor Day.

It's about self respect.


-Tim-
09-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By TimothyH

Some cars have specialty glass or forward facing...

Some cars have specialty glass or forward facing cameras for collision avoidance systems. Subaru Eyesight is an example. For these you don't want the guy in the truck slapping glass from an unknown...
09-11-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,844
Posted By TimothyH

Make it light weight. We don't need plastic...

Make it light weight. We don't need plastic covers and metal containers and holsters for it. Just the tools and a piece of aluminum to hold them together.

It would be nice to have a variety of...
09-11-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By TimothyH

I wouldn't let them lay another finger on my car....

I wouldn't let them lay another finger on my car.

They are going to take it to some shop where a guys brother's cousin will install junkyard glass or call one of those services that send a truck....
09-10-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By TimothyH

Get experience fixing anything mechanical. ...

Get experience fixing anything mechanical.

Washing machines, automobiles, bicycles, lawn mowers... it doesn't matter.

Basic mechanical skills can be transferred from one type of machine to...
09-09-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By TimothyH

Sounds like a well adjusted and emotionally...

Sounds like a well adjusted and emotionally stable homeowner to me, rolling with the punches and taking it in stride. :thumb:

Thanks for the tip about not leaving cold tires in front of the heat...
09-09-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,742
Posted By TimothyH

I don't know. As one who has gone through...

I don't know.

As one who has gone through divorce, I tend to take things like this more seriously than most.

There was a thread where the wife spent all her free time riding with groups of men...
09-09-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,181
Posted By TimothyH

People need to get over themselves, not shorts. ...

People need to get over themselves, not shorts.



-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 10:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,381
Posted By TimothyH

Change it up. Get a fixed gear. Or a...

Change it up.

Get a fixed gear.

Or a gravel bike and do some local mixed surface loops once or twice per week. I bring my drop bar gravel bike to the MTB park every so often just to freak out...
09-07-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,612
Posted By TimothyH

"I do believe that well groomed man has driven...

"I do believe that well groomed man has driven off with our Grey Poupon!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajb8S77Pk5c
09-07-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,094
Posted By TimothyH

The biggest enigma is why in the world I even get...

The biggest enigma is why in the world I even get involved.


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By TimothyH

It is the same as regular tubeless but reduced...

It is the same as regular tubeless but reduced calorie for a healthier lifestyle.


-Tim-
09-07-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,094
Posted By TimothyH

Dialog starts with questions, not lectures and...

Dialog starts with questions, not lectures and calling people idiots.

Maybe, "Hey, can I speak with you?" might have been a better way to get his attention than, "You know you have it backwards."...
09-07-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,612
Posted By TimothyH

Research is good, even if it never makes it to...

Research is good, even if it never makes it to production.

I appreciate people who try new things, especially those who do so in the face of nattering nabobs and nay-sayers.

Many great...
09-06-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 144,750
Posted By TimothyH

They are advertised as 38 mm wide. Rims are...

They are advertised as 38 mm wide.

Rims are 22 mm inside width.

Tanwalls are going to give that bike the "Serious gravel snob" look. I'll have to wear Rapha cargo bibs from now on.


-Tim-
09-06-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,181
Posted By TimothyH

I would never buy used cycling shorts. ...

I would never buy used cycling shorts.


-Tim-
09-03-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,779
Posted By TimothyH

A few more tips. If a torque wrench has to...

A few more tips.

If a torque wrench has to be set down while using it, always set it down on its back with the driver facing up.

To the extent that it is possible, store the torque wrench in...
09-02-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,219
Posted By TimothyH

I have nothing useful to add to this thread but...

I have nothing useful to add to this thread but just felt like posting this...
...
09-01-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,797
Posted By TimothyH

Speaking of crosswalks... The Silver Comet...

Speaking of crosswalks...

The Silver Comet Trail is the second or third longest paved trail in the US. I rode part of it today and noticed something new.

Approaching a road crossing I slowed in...
09-01-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4,884
Views: 626,117
Posted By TimothyH

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/09_01_196_001_sm_e8f02ff1d1fd0e33d9fddf16f265c4453ac661b4.jpg.
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09-01-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 501,330
Posted By TimothyH

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/09_01_196_001_sm_23ddfb1af0c8ca1df3323b6b6d3abee2127cc211.jpg
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08-31-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,827
Posted By TimothyH

This is another reason to spray a dog. They...

This is another reason to spray a dog.

They have ran right into traffic chasing me - tires screeching, motorists swerving. Its a bad scene.

I'm not trying to punish the dog but change its...
08-31-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 501,330
Posted By TimothyH

Hiawasee River and surrounding area, Southeast...

Hiawasee River and surrounding area, Southeast Tennessee.

54 miles. 6400 ft climbing.
...
08-31-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4,884
Views: 626,117
Posted By TimothyH

I drove up to Southeast Tennessee today to...

I drove up to Southeast Tennessee today to explore the Hiawassee River and surrounding area.
...
08-31-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 224,308
Posted By TimothyH

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee...

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee today to explore some new roads.

This is a 390 foot long cable suspended footbridge over the river.
...
08-30-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,652
Posted By TimothyH

Bike Recyclery might buy the old catalogs and...

Bike Recyclery might buy the old catalogs and parts.

HIGH END Used & Vintage Bike Shop! We stock Campagnolo XTR TA Suntour Parts NIB NOS (http://www.bikerecyclery.com/)


-Tim-
08-30-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,827
Posted By TimothyH

Dogs don't smile, nor can anyone understand what...

Dogs don't smile, nor can anyone understand what dogs mean when they bark.

People are free to think that they can tell what a dog is going to do based on the sound of their bark or the shape of...
08-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,749
Posted By TimothyH

The whole topic of ultralight gear is fascinating...

The whole topic of ultralight gear is fascinating and the only thing which stopped me from getting a Plexamid was the need for a trekking pole. In hindsight, the external frame on my Nemo Hornet is...
08-29-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,260
Posted By TimothyH

The lean angle and visual perception of speed are...

The lean angle and visual perception of speed are exaggerated because of the wide angle lens. I'm glad they posted actual speed metrics.

The premise here is descending properly. Sure, he goes...
08-29-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,728
Posted By TimothyH

Keep in mind that older cyclists tend to be...

Keep in mind that older cyclists tend to be retired, children have moved out and may have downsized their homes.

Not having to cook for a brood, read bedtime stories, cut grass and commute to a...
08-28-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3,581
Views: 501,330
Posted By TimothyH

Cohutta Mountains, Northwest Georgia and...

Cohutta Mountains, Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee.

I saw a bear a few minutes before this photo was taken.
...
08-28-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,797
Posted By TimothyH

What got stuck in your ass this morning,...

What got stuck in your ass this morning, counselor?

Everyone knows that a crosswalk which is part of a MUP is different.

We are talking about sidewalks and crosswalks, not crosswalks on MUPs.
...
08-27-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,797
Posted By TimothyH

Children ride toy bicycles bikes on sidewalk and...

Children ride toy bicycles bikes on sidewalk and use crosswalks.

Bicycles with wheels > 20 inches are vehicles and belong in the road, not in the crosswalk. The crosswalk is for pedestrians.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,817
Posted By TimothyH

It should be about time for the OP to replace his...

It should be about time for the OP to replace his cranks again and I'm with Noctilux.95.

Anyone looking at Dura Ace should also look at the Easton EC90 SL system.


-Tim-
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,995
Posted By TimothyH

This entire website is a dramatization. ...

This entire website is a dramatization.


-Tim-
08-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,302
Views: 224,308
Posted By TimothyH

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast...

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast Tennessee

I rode with a friend on a new rainbow colored Cutthroat who is just getting into gravel. Seems to have enjoyed himelf.
...
08-23-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,564
Posted By TimothyH

Those who drink unfiltered water from natural...

Those who drink unfiltered water from natural springs are taking a huge risk.

Some won't believe me, others rely not having had a problem in the past and some will rage at reading this.

None of...
08-23-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,611
Posted By TimothyH

Try Meguiars Ultimate, or if you really want to...

Try Meguiars Ultimate, or if you really want to obsess, some Wolfgang's sealant and then wax.

I like your wall art. :)


-Tim-
08-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,760
Posted By TimothyH

I never said anything about your bikes or what I...

I never said anything about your bikes or what I think of them.

If you think your bike is cruddy then it is cruddy. If you think it is nice then it is nice. That you enjoy it is all that matters...
08-22-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,611
Posted By TimothyH

IIRC, depending on year, the larger size Pistas...

IIRC, depending on year, the larger size Pistas had longer stems. I seem to recall that the stem on mine now is shorter than stock. I think I gave the stock stem to bonsai171

Bianchi changed the...
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