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Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By mcours2006

I've got the W106s on one of my bikes. They are...

I've got the W106s on one of my bikes. They are surprising decent rolling and confident inspiring. Not ready to put them on yet, though.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By mcours2006

Good start. Thanks for sharing. You might want to...

Good start. Thanks for sharing. You might want to delve deeper into some of the issues we all encounter as bike commuters. Some things that come to mind are clothing, especially when it gets cold,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 14,310
Posted By mcours2006

I've no problems with ebikes. Don't care about...

I've no problems with ebikes. Don't care about KOMs on Strava. If someone brought one out to a group ride I'd expect him to do all the pulling.😁 What I dislike is that on my commute, and this...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By mcours2006

I should also mention that my mouse pad mudguard...

I should also mention that my mouse pad mudguard was a necessary hack because of this one commute:

This is without the mudflaps....
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By mcours2006

Many occasions when battling a stiff head wind,...

Many occasions when battling a stiff head wind, or in the middle of winter I wish I had some assist on my 24-mile RT commute.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,384
Posted By mcours2006

This is an old mouse pad that I shaped into a...

This is an old mouse pad that I shaped into a mudflap. Works but lasts only about two seasons....
10-01-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 986
Posted By mcours2006

I have become a more aware pedestrian as well...

I have become a more aware pedestrian as well because of all the $H!t I see motorists to while cycling.:rolleyes:
09-23-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By mcours2006

We also must learn to stop feeding The Troll.

We also must learn to stop feeding The Troll.
09-23-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By mcours2006

Hey, thanks for the post. I'm sure some who are...

Hey, thanks for the post. I'm sure some who are new to commuting will find it helpful. Don't let the one idiotic post drive you away from what is a great place full of great people with lots of...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By mcours2006

Close call today...

with the Salmon Ninja!:mad:

I was in the process of going into the left lane, so had my head temporarily turned, and when I looked back this was what I saw:...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By mcours2006

Agreed. Here's my 'grocery getter': ...

Agreed. Here's my 'grocery getter':
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/936x508/img193_221d866e2d4242408ffc480c4fbb09dfb8a0d3da.jpg

...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By mcours2006

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazHNpt6OTo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TazHNpt6OTo
09-11-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,834
Posted By mcours2006

Naturally folks get their chamois in a knot when...

Naturally folks get their chamois in a knot when someone has the audacity to suggest that a newbie with a few years of riding could do what they been doing for decades.:eek::rolleyes:
09-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

Whenever a cyclist dies from a collision with a...

Whenever a cyclist dies from a collision with a vehicle, often when it is reported in the news they will say things like the cyclist wasn't wearing a helmet, or that he was wearing dark clothing, or...
09-10-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,182
Posted By mcours2006

I did intervals on the way home today to break up...

I did intervals on the way home today to break up the monotony. I would maintain a some set speed or effort for a predetermined distance, usually stop light/sign to next light/sign. Then recovery for...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,491
Posted By mcours2006

Dst should be abolished completely. It serves no...

Dst should be abolished completely. It serves no useful purpose, and likely causes more traffic-related deaths each year when we all spring forward.
09-10-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

Riding into a setting or rising sun is one of...

Riding into a setting or rising sun is one of situation that I have become keenly aware of. For a two-week span in the spring my commuting route takes me on east with sun low on the horizon right in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,301
Posted By mcours2006

I made the 'call of shame' one time when I was on...

I made the 'call of shame' one time when I was on a grocery run. Two minutes in I realized I had forgotten my patch kit, but thought, what the heck. What are the odds? Ten km into the ride I hit a...
09-09-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, well my comment precedes his...and likening...

Yeah, well my comment precedes his...and likening being hit by an inattentive driver to losing a finger because you stuck it under a mower is, well, pretty silly, and undermines poster's credibility....
09-09-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

No one is blaming the victim. It is absolutely...

No one is blaming the victim. It is absolutely 100% the driver's fault. What folks are saying is that since there's little we can do to influence driver behaviour, we can only choose what we do...
09-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

A lot of things should not happen, and yet they...

A lot of things should not happen, and yet they do all the time. Relying on what drivers should and shouldn't do for your safety is just foolishly naive.
09-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 17,454
Posted By mcours2006

Having been hit from behind by a vehicle not so...

Having been hit from behind by a vehicle not so far in the distant past that video brings back some unpleasant memories for me. Luckily the car was only going about half the speed.

For those of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,929
Posted By mcours2006

Last week one of our group mates was fixing a...

Last week one of our group mates was fixing a flat off the side of the road. In a ten-minute span three or four groups passed us and every one of them asked if we needed help. So civility isn't...
08-01-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By mcours2006

That's very cool.:thumb: Must have taken some...

That's very cool.:thumb: Must have taken some planning.
07-30-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By mcours2006

Texan cyclist leads girlfriend on 15-mile route to spell 'marry me'

Maybe someone's posted this already, but I didn't see it here. Guy takes girlfriend on bike ride on route that spells MARRY ME on GPS.
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07-27-19, 11:18 AM
07-19-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By mcours2006

Plus it's got all that crap on it.:innocent:

Plus it's got all that crap on it.:innocent:
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,515
Posted By mcours2006

Is this even safe?

I was going about 30 kph already when this dude on a motorized longboard passed me like I was standing still. I could see with those smallist rubber wheels that if he hit a big rut, or even a piece...
07-02-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,869
Posted By mcours2006

Not slippery, but gooey. It's only an issue if...

Not slippery, but gooey. It's only an issue if you happen to be travelling in the direction of the stuff, and if it's a wider/straighter patch, and only if it's really hot out.
06-27-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,836
Posted By mcours2006

Fishing and cycling is totally related. One word:...

Fishing and cycling is totally related. One word: Shimano!
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...
06-18-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By mcours2006

Do you honestly think that you can change the way...

Do you honestly think that you can change the way drivers feel about cyclists by stopping at stop signs and obeying ALL the rules of the road? You are much more naive than I first thought. They don't...
06-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,606
Posted By mcours2006

I might have made a comment given the same...

I might have made a comment given the same circumstances, but I realize that rarely does it do any good, and often elicits the same reaction that you got. There are a-holes everywhere, even in a...
06-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,297
Posted By mcours2006

Last night on the way home I slowed and then rode...

Last night on the way home I slowed and then rode past a stop sign next to a motorist. He felt compelled to pull next to me to tell me that there was a stop sign that I just ran past. I felt...
06-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,280
Posted By mcours2006

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose...

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose it depends on how the crash occurred and what kind of impact the frame/fork actually took. There may be damage to the frame/fork that you cannot see,...
05-15-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,606
Posted By mcours2006

I don't think anyone is assigning blame to the...

I don't think anyone is assigning blame to the victim here. Not even close. Clearly it is the driver's fault. I see these threads as a opportunity to learn how to avoid the same fate if we were ever...
05-15-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By mcours2006

What we need around here in order for people to...

What we need around here in order for people to be receptive to the idea is some good late spring weather. Still feels like April around here.
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.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

If by relax you mean put on a pair of...

If by relax you mean put on a pair of Birkenstocks and ride a FGSS, yeah, not gonna happen.

And again, I chuckled at your use of the phrase rational discourse.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

Perhaps not, but you're use of the term in the...

Perhaps not, but you're use of the term in the context of where it first appeared clearly is insulting, and you're the naive one if you think that no one is going to take exception to it.

It seems...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

Says the guy who came into a tire thread and...

Says the guy who came into a tire thread and starting talking about how he hates cyclists who commute lycra. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

Well, we'll let others be the judge of that,...

Well, we'll let others be the judge of that, won't we.:)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

I don't live in Europe, and I suspect most...

I don't live in Europe, and I suspect most members here on BF do not live in Europe either. In fact, most of the BF members live in North America, so when someone who doesn't live here constantly...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By mcours2006

Your constant and seemingly incessant need take...

Your constant and seemingly incessant need take jabs at road cyclists who choose to commute in workout clothes makes me think that there's some deeper issue that you're harbouring--resentment,...
05-09-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By mcours2006

Which begs the question, why are you still his...

Which begs the question, why are you still his friend? Cuz he sounds like a first class ignorant schmuck db.
04-29-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,178
Posted By mcours2006

If you run with the bulls you have to accept that...

If you run with the bulls you have to accept that you'll get the horns once in a while. When riding on the road with 2+ ton vehicles that move 2x or more faster than you, with drivers who may be...
04-26-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,910
Posted By mcours2006

Dude, if you're going to use quotes, then quote...

Dude, if you're going to use quotes, then quote verbatim. My exact words were "I've just learned over the years that there are some roads that you should never ride on." But you seem hell-bent on...
04-25-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,910
Posted By mcours2006

Hit and run kills cyclist

Happened recently over the Easter weekend not too far from me:

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/suspect-in-hit-and-run-that-killed-cyclist-near-schomberg-surrenders-to-police-1.4388874

Here's the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,415
Posted By mcours2006

Getting exercise and getting to work. Just the...

Getting exercise and getting to work. Just the sheer efficiency of the whole thing. Two birds...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-17, 07:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,199
Posted By mcours2006

Sure, you could get by with just one bike, but...

Sure, you could get by with just one bike, but where's the fun in that? This is, after all, a hobby for many of us here, as well as a mode of transportation. You wouldn't dream of playing a golf...
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