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Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 177
Posted By mcours2006

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it...

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it were not for the road conditions, more so than the darkness. I can cope with the darkness as I have plenty of lights and the route I normally take is...
01-14-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By billnuke1

There is an old English bike train touring movie...

There is an old English bike train touring movie where one guy does it...
01-09-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By ZIPP2001

Job offers !

After a crazy Christmas season and ownership issues I decided to put some feelers out. Well that didn't take long with-in a weeks time and two interviews in two days I have two job offers. I have...
01-09-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,733
Posted By AlmostTrick

It's not just the slickness of the thread that...

It's not just the slickness of the thread that makes a performance difference, but the entire design of the tire including the sidewalls. If you really want to notice a difference pony up and go all...
01-08-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By downtube42

Indeed. I was off four months last winter due to...

Indeed. I was off four months last winter due to a serious accident, and I felt horrid. Even after a few days off, I feel achy and gumpy.
01-08-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By wolfchild

I am up in Canada and for me January is no...

I am up in Canada and for me January is no different then any other month of the year. I dress up, go outside and ride.
01-08-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By rydabent

Jan is the planning month

Here we are with a new year on our hands, and by spring everyone should have had a virus shot, and we can ride anywhere again.

So Jan is planning month. Maybe get a new bike or------------decide...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Gresp15C

I've never had traction or cornering problems...

I've never had traction or cornering problems with slicks on pavement. If there's loose dirt, gravel, or wet leaves, the only safe bet is to slow down. Two of my bikes have slicks, a third one has...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By caloso

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the...

My suggestion too. Put a new Marathon Plus on the front. Note that to maximize grip, you want to maximize tire contact, which means that slicks (despite the name) are the best choice for wet tarmac....
01-07-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By '02 nrs

to be honest I haven't stopped riding long enough...

to be honest I haven't stopped riding long enough in 70 years to know the "feeling" of being old.:50:
01-07-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By UCantTouchThis

My father had a heart attack at 34, my older...

My father had a heart attack at 34, my older brother had one at 50. Father had a stroke at 50 that really messed him up and another heart attack shortly after that. Brother had a stroke at 52 that...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
01-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By Lakerat

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes....

If fitness is an attribute of youth, then yes. I'm 66 and walked uphill to a neighbors house last night, probably 20 feet of elevation change over a 100 foot walk. I was happy after walking it...
01-06-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By jaxgtr

I will say this.....while I was in better overall...

I will say this.....while I was in better overall shape when I was younger, the military will help with that, but when I see people my age that can barely walk or even walk a flight of stairs, I do...
01-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By downtube42

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm...

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm as old as I am.

I have a hard time relating to people my age, don't do most of the things people my age do, don't look how most people my age...
01-06-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,439
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Uh . .. You're not old. Maybe that has something...

Uh . .. You're not old. Maybe that has something to do with it. If you keep riding, you'll get there, don't worry.
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 702
Posted By shelbyfv

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I'm puzzled I couldn't find an existing thread.:foo: Anyway, got my requisite 72 on my birthday. Seems there is some fascination with what folks eat on their rides so for the record I ate a Clif gel,...
01-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By GlennR

Sounds like a wall hanger. The dollar value...

Sounds like a wall hanger.

The dollar value doesn't matter when it has sentimental value.
01-06-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By bruce19

If you love the bike and you have special...

If you love the bike and you have special memories of the person who gave it to you, don't worry about it's monetary value. Just enjoy it and the feelings associated with it.
01-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By indyfabz

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01-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bryan C.

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01-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By Wildwood

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Nap time at the bike corral.
01-05-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By cubewheels

My $250 gruuhhhvle bike!!! ...

My $250 gruuhhhvle bike!!!
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01-04-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By _ForceD_

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Thatís a painting I did several years ago of a...
01-04-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,005
Posted By Speedway2

I flip my bike(s) upside-down. The spread of the...

I flip my bike(s) upside-down. The spread of the handle bars with the seat makes a very stable triangle.....
01-04-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,073
Posted By Ogsarg

Have not had that problem but you could try...

Have not had that problem but you could try adding an enzyme cleaner like oxi-clean. It's supposed to help with odors. I use regular detergent on the most delicate cycle and hang dry.
01-01-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ascherer

I do a weekly grocery run to the local Trader...

I do a weekly grocery run to the local Trader Joeís. Early in the lockdown I pedaled over, locked my bike and got on line to wait to enter. The line was about a half-hour long. Just as I started to...
01-01-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 880
Posted By bjjoondo

Don't know the stats, but it does have the "front...

Don't know the stats, but it does have the "front wheel" flop like the Sunseeker EZ-Sport AX I owned back in 2011, not quite as bad but it's there. It's very long wheelbase as it won't let me fit it...
12-30-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By Kapusta

Iím loving this hot & cold water spigot!

For me, the miserable aspect of winter riding (whether it be riding the commuter around town or the Fat bike in the woods) has been rinsing salt, snow, ice, and mud off the bike when it is frigid...
12-29-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,434
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Very good post! Some good points on how a...

Very good post! Some good points on how a cyclist can misinterpret events. I am a very relaxed rider in traffic and I obey the laws and read traffic to protect myself. If a car is going to pass me...
12-28-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ascherer

Further Truth: ...

Further Truth:
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12-27-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By canklecat

Check the Windy app, windy.com. I've used it for...

Check the Windy app, windy.com. I've used it for a few years and it's the most reliable weather app I've found, including graphic representations of wind patterns for an entire region. Really helps...
12-27-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By big john

Whatever it takes. One of the best technical...

Whatever it takes. One of the best technical mountain bikers I know has a similar bar on his mountain bike. It works for him.
12-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,040
Posted By wolfchild

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to...

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to drink. The reason that I stop is because I am not in a hurry to get to my destination and I am not racing against anybody.
12-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By Maelochs

And finding your limit is a matter of ... ...

And finding your limit is a matter of ... low-siding and grinding all the skin off one side of your body. :)
12-25-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By ascherer

Two Truths

1: "Age and treachery will always overcome Youth and Agility"
2:
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Received the...
12-25-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By indyfabz

Why is that? You asked what people think. I donít...

Why is that? You asked what people think. I donít want to hear your music either.
12-25-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,115
Posted By rubiksoval

I say: I don't want to hear you, and I'm sure no...

I say: I don't want to hear you, and I'm sure no one else does, either.
12-25-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,494
Posted By Sy Reene

Left, but for the exact opposite reason.. my...

Left, but for the exact opposite reason.. my stronger right is the foot I'll accelerate/start up with, as it's still clipped in, because I'm right handed.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By mcours2006

For that kind of elevation and distance I would...

For that kind of elevation and distance I would think that an e-assist bike would be ideal. Prices of e-bikes have come down the past few years. Might be worth considering.
12-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyccommute

The point of the chevron should be pointing in...

The point of the chevron should be pointing in the direction of rotation. The idea is that the point of the chevron hits the ground first and helps pull the tire around corners better. Itís more...
12-22-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 469
Posted By Murray Missile

Stocking stuffer for 10 year old.

My Grandson has outgrown his BMX and needs a bigger bike and he wants a MTB. He likes models, puzzles, etc. and his parents and I came up with a scheme to stimulate his natural mechanical abilities...
12-22-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,636
Posted By AlmostTrick

Looking down at the tire from the riding position...

Looking down at the tire from the riding position the tread forms an "arrow" that should point forward.
12-18-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,129
Posted By Gresp15C

I ride through the winter in Wisconsin, but this...

I ride through the winter in Wisconsin, but this thread isn't about that. It means we get two seasons with temps in the 50s, instead of one. ;) For me the problem isn't the temperature per se, so...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. I havenít done shift work more than a few...

Nope. I havenít done shift work more than a few times in my career but I have done it a few times. I rode in for a midnight to 8 shift and rode home from a 4 to midnight shift. Both were really cool...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,186
Posted By sloppy12

Nope. 8PM is safer than rush hour, around here...

Nope. 8PM is safer than rush hour, around here its dark for both in the winter and I would pick the later time if I had the choice.

I do understand the family time issue though. And I adjust my...
12-13-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By freeranger

Maybe suggest he meet you at the police dept.,...

Maybe suggest he meet you at the police dept., during working hours, in one of those small towns. If he doesn't want to do this, maybe pass on the bike.
12-13-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Wildwood

I love UniGeezer 's posts. And have for many...

I love UniGeezer 's posts. And have for many years. :thumb:

Heal fast.
No new records on steps for a while
12-12-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By UniGeezer

Sprained both ankles while Mountain Unicycling

Technical MUni at Chumash trail in Simi Valley, 12.10.2020. Almost 65, but still rollin'! Unfortunately sustained two sprained ankles on this ride, seen at about the 1 minute mark. Still had a blast...
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By RonInBC

Trike turns into a wheelchair

Here's a bit different build. I posted it on the Bent Rider forum so I'll keep this post to a shorter version.

The women wanted a hand bike. She can't lift her feet off the ground. I said "trike",...
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