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10-14-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 607
Posted By DrIsotope

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take...

Every time I go to my credit union, I just take my bike inside. Every time I go anywhere, I just take my bike inside. My credit union doesn't have a rack outside, and I'm glad of it-- because then...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By scaldin

Commuting rituals?

Anyone else have any little rituals you do to keep you in the present moment?
This past year I made a decision to appreciate my commute. After you've been doing it for awhile, you tend to gloss over...
10-08-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By mr_bill

Bedford MA? Welcome. Anyhow, agree that...

Bedford MA?

Welcome.

Anyhow, agree that the Chicago study is multiply flawed. Census block ACS data is beyond noisy. Further, primary means of transport to work is NOT a good stand in for who...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By chas58

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love...

Battery is in the Relevate frame bag. I love those bags. (that is the controller behind the seat tube - I wanted it out in fresh air to keep it cool as I run it pretty hard. ...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By chas58

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6...

I put a small 350 watt motor on my commuter 6 years ago. Does that count? Its drop bar and doesn't look anything like an ebike, so it rather surprises people with its speed (avg, ~25mph). Its a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,362
Posted By caloso

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get...

You mean on Strava? I dunno. I try not to get hung up on it. I give kudos to my friends if their rides show up on my front page. I imagine they do the same.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By BobbyG

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this...

I've been carrying my backpack to work like this for almost 20 years...
https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By flangehead

Rubber Bike Rack Bumper

I use hose clamps quite a bit also.

The wave-style bike rack at my work was rubbing the paint. I found a used serpentine belt and attached it with hose clamps.

Viola! Rubber bike rack bumper!
...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,385
Posted By RubeRad

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple,...

Here's a double hack, or maybe a triple, depending on what counts

1. use a cheap led flashlight instead of a spendy bike-branded light
2. affix the flashlight to the handlebars with interlocked...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,082
Posted By DrIsotope

Well, winter is right around the corner.

Well, winter is right around the corner.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,082
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, to > 7 pages.

Yeah, to > 7 pages.
09-23-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,221
Posted By livedarklions

Unlike you, OP's heart was in the right place. ...

Unlike you, OP's heart was in the right place. Nothing about your reply to the OP was helpful, and yes, you were the one who chose to "quibble" with a "is this a serious post?" to the choice of...
09-13-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,835
Posted By CoogansBluff

Let me add that I agree there are many skills...

Let me add that I agree there are many skills involved in group riding on the road. In one year of group riding, I've gotten (and solicited) many great tips on drafting, cornering, cadence and on and...
08-12-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 12,820
Posted By cb400bill

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club...

I'm a member of the Kalamazoo Bike Club. Our club was instrumental in getting this law passed. Having 9 of our friends get hit, and having 5 of them killed, made this a club priority. We tried to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,851
Posted By Dan333SP

Putting 2k carbon aero rims on the Trek would...

Putting 2k carbon aero rims on the Trek would have defeated the entire purpose of the test, which was to keep the “cheap” bike build under a specific price point. Not sure why these types of videos...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 11:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,848
Posted By 79pmooney

There is a very good reason to always have your...

There is a very good reason to always have your handlebars even with those of the bike beside you and it has nothing to do with relative strengths, egos or whatever. I don't think it is taught...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By mpp

First group ride report

I went on my first group ride today -- a 50mi charity ride with 3440 ft of climbs. I've been riding for 6 weeks -- bought a CAAD 12 after 6 months of daily spin classes (Peloton). I wanted to get...
07-20-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,249
Posted By genec

Sidewalk/sidepath riding... a different view.

OK, for so so long so many here have declared this as a No No. Well folks... I think your reasoning is full of poop. ("motorists won't look for you on the sidewalk") Got news for you... motorists...
07-13-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,337
Posted By genec

I guess just slowing down was out of the...

I guess just slowing down was out of the question?

It always amazes me that so many drivers fail this basic driving rule... "don't hit anything in front of you."
06-27-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,822
Posted By tyrion

If I tried something like that I know at some...

If I tried something like that I know at some point I'd forget the lock was on the rotor, jump on the bike and try to start off, break both the rotor and the calipers, fall down and break my arm.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,477
Posted By alan s

What widespread consensus? If you ride in the...

What widespread consensus? If you ride in the rain or after it rains, especially on dirt paths, they look great, and my clothes look great. Perhaps there is a consensus among fair weather riders.
06-22-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,191
Posted By TimothyH

Efficiency of the heart and even longevity are...

Efficiency of the heart and even longevity are only part of life and too much of one thing is never any good.

As an example, cycling alone does nothing for bone density and has people who do no...
06-12-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,270
Posted By MikeyMK

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.

Or unicycle forum. I think he wants to be a clown.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By BobbyG

Train, Rain, Delays and a Flat...

...but yesterday's commute was still better than driving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVm-No2zsf0
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,838
Posted By Wilmingtech

No way anyone could change a tire that fast...

No way anyone could change a tire that fast unless they were using....
05-25-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,175
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...
05-16-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By rumrunn6

really? even tho you have the seat stay braze-ons...

really? even tho you have the seat stay braze-ons for the rack?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By BillyD

Ok guys the disruption has been cleaned up,...

Ok guys the disruption has been cleaned up, mostly, let's return to the original topic and put the distractions behind us. :)
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By gregf83

I read your comments and I still think you’re...

I read your comments and I still think you’re delusional. I understand you cycle to work and not recreationaly and you have a disdain for those who choose to cycle for fun rather than just getting to...
05-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,845
Posted By mstateglfr

Funniest quote in the article.. "...anyone can...

Funniest quote in the article..
"...anyone can buy a watch that tells time, but it takes someone with a strong sense of self (and another way to figure out what time it is) to wear a watch that...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,179
Posted By pdlamb

If you're riding studs, I'd guess you're dealing...

If you're riding studs, I'd guess you're dealing with ice or snow. Would you prefer to rename your bike "Wolly Mammoth" or "Mastodon" under such conditions? Maybe "Moose?"

;)
05-11-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,181
Posted By canklecat

Do you really like to bike? I have my...

Do you really like to bike?

I have my doubts.

Maybe you're just imagining you like to bike but really prefer trolling bike forums and exhausting the litany of logical fallacies.
05-11-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By Lemond1985

People that try to actually answer the question...

People that try to actually answer the question posed in a given thread get little respect around here. There's a familiar pattern.

OP: * posts specific question *

Responder: * answers the...
05-11-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,181
Posted By wolfchild

Auto manufacturers need to stop putting those...

Auto manufacturers need to stop putting those stupid infotainment systems into their vehicles and they also need to design and install software which prevents cell phone usage while driving. If the...
05-11-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By DrIsotope

My reality is that most drivers are okay. But...

My reality is that most drivers are okay. But this is SoCal, so there are a whole lot of them, and they are absolutely not all okay. Perhaps 99.9% of drivers out there on any given day will behave...
05-10-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,073
Posted By base2

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind...

Probably true. Psychoanalysing the reasons behind their behavior is likely as fruitless as pondering a monkeys understanding of Shakespear as it flings poo on the zoo cage glass.
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