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10-15-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 852
Posted By nomadmax

Generally there are only slight differences in...

Generally there are only slight differences in the "Police" versions of mountain bikes used on bike patrol.

There's a pretty good thread on bike patrol here:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By indyfabz

And there we have it.

And there we have it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By wphamilton

Maybe it's just semantics, but if I were "in...

Maybe it's just semantics, but if I were "in urgent need for a budget bike" I'd probably buy a budget bike, without too much anxiety over it. Then take my time over the expensive one, having a spare...
10-06-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,297
Posted By nomadmax

Start camping and/or having lunch at the local...

Start camping and/or having lunch at the local Senior Citizens Centers. All you have to do to get a conversation started is ask "How are you doing today?". ;)
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,610
Posted By jppe

What was meant as a light hearted post has been...

What was meant as a light hearted post has been taken WAY, Way too seriously by a few. To try and reduce disagreements Iíve edited it to NOT reflect age. I also edited it to attempt to remove any...
09-30-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,489
Posted By bruce19

I ride a Century minus my age. I'm in TT...

I ride a Century minus my age. I'm in TT territory at this point.
06-28-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,494
Posted By livedarklions

Just for some kind of perspective, ten times more...

Just for some kind of perspective, ten times more pedestrians were killed in NYC than cyclists.

Unless there's some specific systematic issue revealed by s particular accident, there's no good...
06-28-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By krecik

fair enough.

fair enough.
06-27-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By TimothyH

It's interesting how some claim to not care what...

It's interesting how some claim to not care what others do but go on to insult those same people for the behavior they claim not to care about.



Either refrain from insults or don't claim it...
06-26-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,440
Posted By BobbyG

A will disagree. I've been using tire liners for...

A will disagree. I've been using tire liners for almost 15 years. They allow me to enjoy less-expensive, lighter tires with soft, supple sidewalls, while preventing the goat-head thorn punctures I...
06-25-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,316
Posted By trailangel

He will have a sweet time in prison when they...

He will have a sweet time in prison when they find out he ran over a bunch of Harley Bikers......
06-24-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,606
Posted By Daniel4

How different will these arguments be if the...

How different will these arguments be if the victim was in a car? Would the issue of her wearing a seat belt or her car being hi-viz colour be relevant regarding being struck by a car?
06-24-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By Jrasero

lol I know I am a bit of a baby, I am like this...

lol I know I am a bit of a baby, I am like this with all of my stuff, Thank you for all your input regardless. I still might look at a Titanium bike from BD if something does brake on my current bike...
06-22-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
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, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By Phil_gretz

I will paraphrase with a famous scene from Jaws: ...

I will paraphrase with a famous scene from Jaws:

Quint : [seeing Jrasero's road helmet] What are you? Some kind of half-assed astronaut?[examining the titanium bike]

Quint ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,413
Posted By dmanthree

I'm having fun with this thread, but I've also...

I'm having fun with this thread, but I've also realized that after 45 years of road biking you could post anything, and my response would be:

"Yeah. I've done that."
06-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By Daniel4

The irony is the OP is demonstrating to me why I...

The irony is the OP is demonstrating to me why I don't give out unsolicited advice to strangers.
06-20-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By mcours2006

Absolutely. 100%. Something about being surround,...

Absolutely. 100%. Something about being surround, no insulated, by thick steel and glass, and sometimes with tinted glass, that makes a person become more bold in his/her actions. Has something to do...
06-19-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By livedarklions

Well, today I gave a sick puppy a bike, and...

Well, today I gave a sick puppy a bike, and neither of us felt better. Thanks a bunch, OP!
06-19-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
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: 14,333
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...
06-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
Posted By Duragrouch

^Exactly. Plus, a police-quality bike is...

^Exactly.

Plus, a police-quality bike is about 10% of the cost of a police-quality motorcycle, even more savings when you factor in maintenance. Adding electric power to police bikes for short...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,113
Posted By firebird854

Speak For Yourself.

Speak For Yourself.
06-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By livedarklions

Yes.

Yes.
06-15-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By livedarklions

It's the umpteenth "you're a snob" vs. "you're a...

It's the umpteenth "you're a snob" vs. "you're a slob" debate
They're all stupid threads that should be closed immediately.
06-15-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
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.
06-15-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,563
Posted By nomadmax

Before I retired, I talked about cycling all the...

Before I retired, I talked about cycling all the time with my co-workers; they never seemed to mind ;)
...
06-14-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By livedarklions

I'd like to, but first I have to see where he...

I'd like to, but first I have to see where he stands on this Baby Hitler thing.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By caloso

I can see that turning into a very expensive...

I can see that turning into a very expensive cheap bike.
06-14-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By ksryder

Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized...

Would you rather fight 100 baby-hitler sized horses or 1 horse-sized baby hitler?
06-13-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By indyfabz

:lol: You are one sick puppy, dude! ...

:lol:


You are one sick puppy, dude!

Wonder if I can get a really good bike for my overweight cat.
06-13-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
Posted By livedarklions

I take it it didn't go over well when you asked...

I take it it didn't go over well when you asked "May I search your bag?"
06-13-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,018
Posted By DrIsotope

I don't need to justify how I spend my money. ...

I don't need to justify how I spend my money.

I don't need to occupy myself with pursuits like rescuing dogs.

I am not defined by the things I do not do.
06-12-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
Posted By livedarklions

Don't do that! Next he's starting a thread about...

Don't do that! Next he's starting a thread about how dog catchers should ride tandems so they have a seat for the dog.
06-12-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
Posted By livedarklions

Yes.

Yes.
06-12-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,333
Posted By livedarklions

At this point, I think we're beating a dead bike....

At this point, I think we're beating a dead bike.

Silly thread from a low information OP.
06-12-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,430
Posted By livedarklions

And then a bunch of quotes telling us water is...

And then a bunch of quotes telling us water is wet.

If your only concern is maximizing speed on good roads, then obviously a road bike is optimal. But if you're riding in the real world with...
06-11-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,430
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, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By livedarklions

Good luck to you! I agree with Maelochs...

Good luck to you!

I agree with Maelochs that you should post on training and nutrition.

Just a fair warning, you are going to get a whole lot of conflicting advice from people who may get...
06-11-19, 03:32 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,425
Posted By Dr.Lou

Exactly! As a retired cop/paramedic, thereís...

Exactly! As a retired cop/paramedic, thereís nothing more annoying than someone wanting to inject themselves into situations where they have nothing meaningful to offer. Generally well meaning, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,298
Posted By OUGrad05

Giant makes an excellent bike for the price,...

Giant makes an excellent bike for the price, scratch that, it's an excellent bike period.

Personally, I'd probably go Cervelo but I've also been riding longer than you have and I have an...
06-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By livedarklions

I think we have to be careful about giving...

I think we have to be careful about giving advice, and I try to limit my discussion of these things to describing what works for me, and maybe warning people off of stuff that I have good reason to...
06-10-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,622
Posted By Notso_fastLane

What about them? Would you rather get run into...

What about them? Would you rather get run into by a guy walking, or a multi-ton vehicle at 40 mph?

Tough question, I know. Take your time. ;)
06-10-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,430
Posted By GlennR

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

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06-07-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,418
Posted By livedarklions

I like how you come on to a thread insulting...

I like how you come on to a thread insulting people, and then get all whiny when they insult you back. It's cute!
06-07-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,410
Posted By livedarklions

You're all wrong! This is clearly a case of...

You're all wrong! This is clearly a case of mistaken identity, and the golden retriever was her reincarnated cousin.

I don't know what those cops were thinking.
06-07-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,418
Posted By indyfabz

^^^Oh the irony.^^^

^^^Oh the irony.^^^
06-07-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,418
Posted By indyfabz

Oh the irony.

Oh the irony.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By seypat

If you are worried about weight limits, you...

If you are worried about weight limits, you should post your question in the Clyde forum. You probably will get better answers there. That being said, I would ride it as is. The current wheels will...
06-07-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,418
Posted By livedarklions

Stop starting stupid threads.

Stop starting stupid threads.
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