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09-24-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,902
Posted By livedarklions

I'm red/green colorblind which makes it a little...

I'm red/green colorblind which makes it a little difficult to discern, but do you see a red reflector anywhere on that bike?

In addition to it being a safety issue, it not being visible from...
09-16-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,574
Posted By Ogsarg

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really...

Yes. I have looked at it and if you are really directly looking at it, it is quite bright and for daytime use, that is what I want. As you get off angle, it is much less bright and I have a hard time...
09-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,844
Posted By jackb

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. ...

I'm not sure what it means to be a good cyclist. I assume that in most contexts the word really refers to fitness because somehow riding fast is associated with being good. I'm 71 and have been...
09-11-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,486
Posted By Unca_Sam

Just before striking the cyclist, the driver is...

Just before striking the cyclist, the driver is finishing flipping down the visor. Unless the reason for the collision is malice or intoxication, it no longer matters. The best we can do from this...
09-05-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,574
Posted By MNebiker

The wildlife on our trails is more benign -...

The wildlife on our trails is more benign - squirrels, rabbits, a groundhog or two. But it is not unusual to encounter deer on the trails. Several times I have come upon a doe and one or two fawns...
08-29-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,849
Posted By livedarklions

Last time I checked, the cop was a person. ...

Last time I checked, the cop was a person. Someone watched that video and determined it shows a violation. That person would testify as to the origin of the video and its authenticity, and to what...
08-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,853
Posted By curbtender

The light takes away the thought process of...

The light takes away the thought process of navigating traffic. Not always a good thing. As far as bridges, that trail crosses multiple streets. It would be nice to have unlimited resources but...
08-15-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,317
Posted By MattTheHat

I suspect that in some cases, yes, *if* the...

I suspect that in some cases, yes, *if* the motorist recognizes there is a camera, they may stop and render aid. In many cases though, rendering aid will be too little, too late and the cyclist will...
08-04-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,635
Posted By rydabent

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all...

Im 81 and have ridden my bikes here in Nebr all my life. I dont ever remember of being harassed. The only harassment I ever got was from my friends that golfed. They rode their golf carts and got...
08-02-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,974
Posted By Happy Feet

Come hang in the old folks home for a bit and...

Come hang in the old folks home for a bit and observe dying from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's on a daily basis. That'll cure ya.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,224
Posted By Seattle Forrest

:lol: :roflmao2: Well played. But...

:lol: :roflmao2:

Well played.

But you're not who has to find me attractive, and I'm happy. :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,224
Posted By indyfabz

I'm guessing that greater site traffic supports...

I'm guessing that greater site traffic supports higher ad rates. You do know that BF is not some grass roots thing, don't you? It's very much a for-profit venture.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,224
Posted By tyrion

Let's all calm down and get back to comparing...

Let's all calm down and get back to comparing famous women to bike frame materials.
07-21-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,023
Posted By nomadmax

Try a Schwinn Varsity with chrome steel rims on a...

Try a Schwinn Varsity with chrome steel rims on a downhill in the rain, you'll never be surprised again ;)
07-16-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,689
Posted By JW Fas

Those doubting the authenticity of the event...

Those doubting the authenticity of the event could have done a little cursory searching. They would have seen the police report filed by the uploader, the tweet by the lawyer's employer (Clinesmith...
07-11-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,385
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Dwight Eisenhower had the same philosophy,...

Dwight Eisenhower had the same philosophy, kansukee. When his weight went up, he just ate less. Not everyone has your (or his) willpower or genetics, though.



That's why I have a job! I write...
07-09-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,870
Posted By livedarklions

In loo of such comments, I'll just say you go to...

In loo of such comments, I'll just say you go to the head... of the class.
07-09-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By FlMTNdude

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from...

Pagosa Springs, I used to live not that far from that area. Stop into Durango which is about 30 minutes towards New Mexico. Some good riding, running, food and beer (Ska Brewing)!
07-04-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,547
Posted By MoAlpha

Thatís happened to me too, but I still do it and...

Thatís happened to me too, but I still do it and hold the lane until Iím clear on the other side. When Iím too old to sprint, I may change tactics. On the other hand, I may be even more of a...
07-04-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,382
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Yup, Iím a member of the dollar shave club. Now...

Yup, Iím a member of the dollar shave club. Now yíall calm down I donít care if you shave your legs or not. Jeez. Itís July 4th Iím fixin to hit some gravel roads on my bike then smoke a pork...
07-04-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,382
Posted By MoAlpha

Over the last two decades, my legs have gone...

Over the last two decades, my legs have gone effectively bald, so thereís no longer a decision to make. Speed has not improved concomitantly, however.
Forum: Touring
07-02-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,391
Posted By u235

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US...

Fitting bike colors for a July 4th trip in the US :)
07-01-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,125
Posted By shelbyfv

This may be the first time "breaks" has been used...

This may be the first time "breaks" has been used correctly on BF:rolleyes:
Forum: Touring
06-30-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,391
Posted By djb

glad it all works out. couple of things, dont...

glad it all works out.
couple of things, dont overtighten the bolts near seatpost, while at the same time, check sometimes in case they loosen from vibrations, a very common thing to happen. This is...
06-28-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Randombikeparts has some decent 700c hybrids,...

Randombikeparts has some decent 700c hybrids, occasionally really nice MTB and road frames, but they come and go quick.
...
06-24-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 23,405
Posted By shelbyfv

Someone planned ahead and accumulated a supply of...

Someone planned ahead and accumulated a supply of socks....
06-21-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,112
Posted By livedarklions

You would think it should work that way, but it...

You would think it should work that way, but it most likely doesn't. Liability to others for their damage is based on the defendant violating their duty of care. A pedestrian's duty of care to...
06-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,860
Posted By livedarklions

I slow to a crawl when passing very young...

I slow to a crawl when passing very young children. I've had the swerving kid scenario happen at that speed a couple of times and been able to avoid the collision. Any faster and it probably would...
06-15-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,229
Posted By JohnDThompson

Like this? ...

Like this?

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/isaac-2009.jpg
06-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,229
Posted By Ironfish653

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue...

Here you go: USA made, red, white and blue graphics.
Although it may go past fetish, and straight to hard kinky.:lol:
Some of us are weird that way.
...
06-10-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,430
Posted By GlennR

https://media0.giphy.com/media/26tnaHN6nFYKAzUly/s...

https://media0.giphy.com/media/26tnaHN6nFYKAzUly/source.gif
06-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,430
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.
06-07-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,389
Posted By TimothyH

Parents won't let their children ride bikes on...

Parents won't let their children ride bikes on public roads because of motorists looking at and talking on their phones.

Half of them know first hand because they do it themselves, but that's the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 673
Views: 69,707
Posted By Dr.Lou

Yes, it does!! ...

Yes, it does!!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/0bf41d79_5fea_40b9_8190_4f51f8f5a246_5580df70f873f0f5b54d839bb74ec76e8e15a133.jpeg
05-27-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By bruce19

30.6 miles with my gf yesterday...

30.6 miles with my gf yesterday (https://www.strava.com/activities/2399671335) and a ride around 25 mi. today with gf and a small group of friends. Then a cookout.
05-26-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By ZIPP2001

My Memorial Day weekend started with a half day...

My Memorial Day weekend started with a half day Friday and a tad under 4 1/2 hours on the trails with the 29+ bike. Saturday was a quick 15 miles on the Zipp2001 Single Speed. Today (Sunday) was a...
05-26-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By Dirt Farmer

70 mile (2506 elevation gain) loop today. Pretty...

70 mile (2506 elevation gain) loop today. Pretty brutal on the last 8-10 miles, as it's only my second ride of the Spring after a Winter of getting fat.

But I'll get in biking shape quickly.
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,177
Posted By DrIsotope

Stay in long enough, and you will come to...

Stay in long enough, and you will come to recognize that pretty much every internet forum is the same. Why wouldn't it be? The posts are (mostly) made by people, and while there are a whole lot of...
05-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,298
Posted By livedarklions

My default is "passing on your left". I can...

My default is "passing on your left". I can count on two fingers the times people have gotten confused by this.

The main reason I call it is because when I don't, people assume that if they...
05-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,258
Posted By livedarklions

Mostly family law, and some criminal law.

Mostly family law, and some criminal law.
05-24-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,258
Posted By indyfabz

I work for a freight railroad. I draft/negotiate...

I work for a freight railroad. I draft/negotiate occupational licenses for things like pipes and wires and private grade crossings. I also draft/negotiate construction, operating and other types of...
05-18-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,866
Posted By livedarklions

Next up: why are there so many more bicycles than...

Next up: why are there so many more bicycles than unicycles, but don't discuss the merits of two wheels vs. one.

This is kind of like an experimental form of debate: discuss the topic without...
05-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By PeaceByJesus

blueskycycling.com

I tried adjusting it to order more, and it came out to

$ 73.17

Shipping$ 56.94

Total USD $ 130.11

So I called them at 800-585-4137 and they answered promptly and in clear English, and...
05-15-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By mcours2006

Just another Friday for me. But yes, I'll be...

Just another Friday for me. But yes, I'll be riding.
05-15-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By indyfabz

I'll likely be on vacation that day. A three-day...

I'll likely be on vacation that day. A three-day bike vacation. Will that count?

I did my bike-train-bike commute this morning. Just got in the office 10 min. ago.
05-13-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By illdrag0n

Lock the fork out and chuck on some city slicks....

Lock the fork out and chuck on some city slicks. Will ride like a completely different bike. I did it on my 29er before i bought my CX
04-29-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,180
Posted By livedarklions

I've been trying to focus more on pleasant...

I've been trying to focus more on pleasant interactions I've had with drivers. It helps a bit with my mental health. I actually have nice conversations from time to time with drivers while we wait...
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