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06-24-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By canklecat

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll...

I'm more relaxed without clipless. Sometimes I'll take the road bikes out for a spin around the neighborhood and just wear walking shoes with the Look and Shimano SPD-SL pedals. It's uncomfortable to...
06-22-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

As promised, this is my best effort regarding the...

As promised, this is my best effort regarding the Bicycling article. I don't have a scanner and frankly even if I did; I'm not sure I have the technical ability to make it happen. This a pic from my...
06-21-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,847
Posted By Caliper

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes,...

If your lights are bright and thus hurt my eyes, I will NOT see you because I will be intentionally looking AWAY to preserve my vision. Thus increasing our chances of colliding. Yes, this is an...
06-20-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By trailangel

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/677x763/camelad_d86fba70b960efa27354bd7d6a14f338d1bc247f.jpg...
06-20-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By nomadmax

I had to look up "cultivar" ;) :thumb:

I had to look up "cultivar" ;) :thumb:
06-20-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,951
Posted By wphamilton

I'm going with they "don't know any better"...

I'm going with they "don't know any better" because I've seen it so frequently that it doesn't really warrant remarking on. And it truth, if the MUP is a nominal park shared with pedestrians, they're...
06-20-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By medic75

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies...

The same can said for energy gels. Our bodies weren’t designed to take simple processed carbohydrates in through our stomachs. Medications in general are not natural. Tell a diabetic that his body...
06-20-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,149
Posted By medic75

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only...

I smoked for 30 years. I started when I was only 13 years old. I tried everything to quit, but was never able to actually do it. Gum, patches, Chantix, even acupuncture. The only thing that worked...
06-20-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,170
Posted By noimagination

Personally, from the information given in the...

Personally, from the information given in the post and the attached article, I'm not prepared to determine that the judge is an idiot. I wasn't there, I almost certainly don't have all of the...
06-19-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By FiftySix

Back in the day, I saw two of them weekly on...

Back in the day, I saw two of them weekly on CHiPs. :lol:

Currently, I see them mostly doing escort duty for oversize loads or funerals. I do see them setting up speed traps on occasion, too.
06-19-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,951
Posted By bakerjw

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a...

Sounds like riding behind a tandem team having a bad day on the bike...
:tandem:

Hey, it happens.
06-19-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

I was fortunate enough to be selected to work a...

I was fortunate enough to be selected to work a variety of assignments during my 26 years. Motorcycle patrol does have it's place and in some cases, it's better than a cruiser. Like the bicycle, it's...
06-19-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

This is a re-post of something that happened...

This is a re-post of something that happened while I was on bike patrol. Our department was doing all of the training in our region; consequently, I knew most everyone who rode a bike on the job in...
06-19-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,951
Posted By canklecat

Nope, I duck out of those group rides as soon as...

Nope, I duck out of those group rides as soon as the problems appear. I don't wait for the really bad stuff. If I see too much half-wheeling, wheel overlapping, guys doing wheelies on every...
06-18-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,951
Posted By GlennR

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP. ...

All the group rides i've been on avoid the MUP.

We don't belong there.
06-18-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

You're right. ...

You're right.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/5273326/Fast-cyclist-chased-by-police-cars-making-amazing-getaway-becomes-YouTube-hit.html


"An anonymous commentator revealed that...
06-18-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By FiftySix

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase,...

And those aren't police motorcycles in chase, either.
06-18-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you, serving was one of the greatest things...

Thank you, serving was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me.

I'll start one and hopefully the other current and former bike cops will chime in. There are many stories, some are...
06-18-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,847
Posted By FiftySix

I don't use the front or rear flashing selector...

I don't use the front or rear flashing selector on my lights when riding, but what I will do when coming into people that I think won't see me is to wag my handlebars when approaching to make my...
06-17-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By mstateglfr

It's as if you haven't heard of bmx bikes. They...

It's as if you haven't heard of bmx bikes. They are tanks that are literally flung off ramps and land all sorts of ways while still riding fine once picked up.
You can get a competent one for kids...
06-17-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By mstateglfr

This entire post is pretty worthless, but the...

This entire post is pretty worthless, but the last comment is flat out absurd.

I was walking in a local creek tonight with one of my kids, and a local trail goes over and along the creek. Late...
06-17-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By nomadmax

I was the first Chairman/President of the...

I was the first Chairman/President of the International Police Mountain Bike Association for five years. I am also a founding member and a co-author of the Police Cyclist & Police Cyclist Instructor...
06-17-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,847
Posted By Paul Barnard

Well that was short lived.

Well that was short lived.
06-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By greenspark

Police Bikes 50 years ago

The most successful police bike of all times was the Raleigh DL-1 used by police throughout the British Empire. Millions were made (and are still made in Denmark). The front fork extends out,...
06-15-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By 257 roberts

back in the day the gunbelt/gear was 18lbs-20lbs...

back in the day the gunbelt/gear was 18lbs-20lbs but the vests today are lighter but they carry more ammo and spare handcuffs so 20lbs I think would be close.
06-15-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By caloso

Coffee. And it’s not a secret.

Coffee.

And it’s not a secret.
06-15-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By Troul

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an...

hanging a carrot from a string attached to an over hanging stick affixed to the handle bars. One of these days I'll get it!
06-15-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,609
Posted By f4rrest

Fish oil has plenty of omega-6. That's...

Fish oil has plenty of omega-6.

That's healthy.
06-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By AlmostTrick

I'd drop the $10,000 piano on baby hitler. I...

I'd drop the $10,000 piano on baby hitler. I doubt the $10,000 bike would do the job.
06-14-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,213
Posted By Maelochs

Depends.

Depends.
06-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Maelochs

I was going to suggest this but PGHNeil beat me...

I was going to suggest this but PGHNeil beat me to it. Elliptical trainers are great low-impact exercise devices----recumbent stationary bikes are good to but the trainer works a lot more of the...
06-13-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,284
Posted By Kedosto

Oops. I think I have it backwards. I have cheap...

Oops. I think I have it backwards. I have cheap bikes and a $10k dog.


-Kedosto
06-13-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Kedosto

Definitely. Duchess? Basket? Tricycle? ...

Definitely.

Duchess? Basket? Tricycle?

Must. Have. Pics.


-Kedosto
06-13-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By indyfabz

This thread is screaming for pictures.

This thread is screaming for pictures.
06-13-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By gear64

Same here. Although I don't know I would consider...

Same here. Although I don't know I would consider my environment self contained. The distances we went at the age we went would be considered insanity today. Further, at a pretty young age I knew how...
06-12-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By PepeM

I've been riding my road bike for a few years, so...

I've been riding my road bike for a few years, so I know it inside out. Or so I thought. After reading this thread I went to check, and it turns out that it was a cruiser all along. Who would have...
06-12-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By Kapusta

No, actually it is not. If a copís beat was...

No, actually it is not.

If a copís beat was strictly on paved roads and suspects had the courtesy to stay on those paved roads (on foot or on bike, and not in a car) while you chase them, then...
06-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By FiftySix

I think you should test your idea and let a bike...

I think you should test your idea and let a bike cop see you take a bag from a little old lady on your road bike in the environment a cop bike would be present.

Or make friends with some bike cops...
06-12-19, 04:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By dsaul

Obviously, you have never tried to ride a road...

Obviously, you have never tried to ride a road bike while wearing a ballistic vest and a belt with 20lbs of gear on it.
06-12-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,492
Posted By Trevtassie

See crime going down on other side of park. ...

See crime going down on other side of park. Bunny hops curb, gets pinch flat... fixes pinch flat, gets stuck in soft grass.
06-11-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By Gresp15C

In my experience, a road bike is like a slow old...

In my experience, a road bike is like a slow old guy riding a road bike, and a hybrid is like a slow old guy riding a hybrid. ;)
06-11-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Maelochs

I suggest also posting this on the Training &...

I suggest also posting this on the Training & Nutrition (https://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/) and Road Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/) pages.
06-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By indyfabz

Pedals because I once broke a seat post bolt and...

Pedals because I once broke a seat post bolt and was able to ride standing up to a hardware store where I was able to purchase a stopgap solution, which is also why I like money.
06-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By rosefarts

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with...

I prefer seat because I can coast downhill with no pedals. Iíll fight anyone who thinks otherwise.
06-10-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,609
Posted By indyfabz

I had a selenium smoothie for lunch. Now I can't...

I had a selenium smoothie for lunch. Now I can't feel my hands.
06-10-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,475
Posted By superdex

While I admit I'm fond of my pedals, I'm not so...

While I admit I'm fond of my pedals, I'm not so sure they feel the same about me. I step on them a lot.
06-10-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By indyfabz

Points for calling it by its proper name. ...

Points for calling it by its proper name.

Have you ever experienced the whispering arch there? It's neat.
06-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By JohnDThompson

The last time I became One With the Road, I ended...

The last time I became One With the Road, I ended up in the emergency room.
06-10-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,930
Posted By Shimagnolo

I'd put my money on the one who was more...

I'd put my money on the one who was more physically fit.:p
06-09-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,248
Posted By loky1179

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree...

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree - it is a different world today. The crime rate is much lower now than it was back then. The difference now is that there is an entire industry...
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