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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,592
Posted By blacknbluebikes

just do the 25.

just do the 25.
05-12-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Medical Arts as opposed to Medical Science. ...

Medical Arts as opposed to Medical Science.
I've been to enough doctors now to see that if "it" isn't one of about 400 things they see all the time, then they don't know. That's OK, but patients...
05-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 720
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Cancer will do it. Personal experience. Can't...

Cancer will do it. Personal experience. Can't recommend it, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,055
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is addressed in Rules 27 & 28.

This is addressed in Rules 27 & 28.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,030
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get...

Second oldest catchphrase in cycling: "to get good at hills, ride hills"
04-28-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By blacknbluebikes

"Because you can" is what I tell myself, a lot. ...

"Because you can" is what I tell myself, a lot. There came a time when I was suddenly "that guy" going up the subway steps to the street, so slow that everyone going to work had to push around me. ...
04-28-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I just had a great rental experience out in...

I just had a great rental experience out in California. Suggestions: measure your BB to seat height and take the tape with you. consider taking your lights. Next time - definitely - I am going...
04-27-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,593
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Well, this thread's been going on for years now,...

Well, this thread's been going on for years now, and the kids are all grown up. Three of them passed the NJ Bar and are practicing attorneys in Bayonne, one is riding for Ineos this year in the Giro...
04-22-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,438
Posted By blacknbluebikes

sounds like you want to burn calories, and that...

sounds like you want to burn calories, and that begs for "long, slow, steady." don't think 3x10. think 30 with 2 breaks, long as you want. gradually shorten the breaks. gradually increase the...
04-22-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,593
Posted By blacknbluebikes

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy,...

As someone who lives 14 miles from Perth Amboy, I'll go ahead and stick my hat in the ring.
1. I think the cops are doing the kids a favor by using "bike license" as an official reason here. ...
04-21-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,847
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Strangely, I've never been barreling down a hill...

Strangely, I've never been barreling down a hill at 45mph thinking "wow, I wish I had bought the cheap tires..."
04-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,609
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.

Steel is real, baybee. Paint it red for speed.
04-09-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Lafonda rides recumbent.

Lafonda rides recumbent.
04-06-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,381
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Funny, I don't remember.

Funny, I don't remember.
04-06-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a rope trick, as requested... ...

Here's a rope trick, as requested...
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Handlebar retention....
04-01-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,826
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until...

I don't even think about Garmin Connect until post-ride, then I'm just doing a synch. Takes 30-40 seconds, then I'm looking at workout stats on Garmin Connect on my phone. Just don't boot the app...
03-31-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By blacknbluebikes

rope, 3 loops. one at each end for brake hoods,...

rope, 3 loops. one at each end for brake hoods, one in center. rope length so that center loop falls to proper position to meet bungee from seatpost. adjust for desired tension. old tubes work...
03-31-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,781
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first...

You're the engine, so remember that as the "first factor" regardless of what's under you. Second, weight is a bigger factor than stiffness. I'd rather climb with a 15lb aluminum bike than a 23lb...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 786
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon,...

Man, this seems to be a mid-march phenomenon, lotta "can I..." questions about clubs. Basically, if your engine is strong enough and you can keep pace, AND you can ride safely in formation, the...
Forum: Foo
03-17-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,628
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Weed, legal. Poopbags, contraband. OK, got it.

Weed, legal. Poopbags, contraband. OK, got it.
03-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Regardless of manners, people are only patient...

Regardless of manners, people are only patient for so long. Regardless of road-rules, the drivers think they're doing you a favor by not passing you sooner. Then you get to the transition between...
03-03-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,476
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my...

Here's a novel idea: create a ride-tracker in my phone that scores my rides for risk. thought is a derivative of "I keep telling my wife..." (which I never do, of course). if the app tracked me...
03-03-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,476
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This one is interesting: 2017 Bicyclist Safety...

This one is interesting: 2017 Bicyclist Safety Report (https://www.ghsa.org/sites/default/files/2017-09/2017BicyclistSafetyReport-FINAL.pdf) , which notes (p.10) that "...only 11 percent of drivers...
03-02-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,476
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced...

Garmin Varia is probably the most advanced "detection system" that has made it all the way to market. There's no lack solution for "visibility improvement" - after a dayglow jersey and lights,...
03-01-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 777
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This is what happens when you leave that fancy...

This is what happens when you leave that fancy carbon stuff out in the rain. Those used to be 56's.
Forum: Foo
02-24-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,153
Posted By blacknbluebikes

If it flies, floats or f***s, rent it.

If it flies, floats or f***s, rent it.
02-22-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By blacknbluebikes

You should definitely quit your day job. Not.

You should definitely quit your day job. Not.
02-18-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,271
Posted By blacknbluebikes

life-wise, imperial, cause that's how everyone...

life-wise, imperial, cause that's how everyone around me expresses everything and they already think I'm weird enough. tool-wise, bikes are metric, end of story. zwift is now making me think all...
02-17-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,668
Posted By blacknbluebikes

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. ...

The answer is "less" until you get a pinchflat. Start with 40.
02-16-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By blacknbluebikes

replace the bearings?

replace the bearings?
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,493
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Man, all you guys are a lot older than I thought....

Man, all you guys are a lot older than I thought. Way it's going here, I'm holding number 7,249,143, and they're on like... ah... 2,300? I figure that by the time I'm eligible, I'll be getting one...
02-03-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,386
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's a great game, quite amazing, really. And...

It's a great game, quite amazing, really. And the scale - you've sometimes got 20,000 users running concurrent intersecting simulations of cycling. Perfect? No. Awesome? Yes. And as soon as it...
02-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,130
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I'd hate to be running a big factory floor during...

I'd hate to be running a big factory floor during Covid.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,321
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I run Gatorskins on the "long trip" bike, because...

I run Gatorskins on the "long trip" bike, because those western jersey roads have decent shoulders covered with an amazing amount of sharp crap - I was flatting once or twice a month. I run GP4000...
01-27-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,590
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Higher-end bikes don't come with pedals because...

Higher-end bikes don't come with pedals because different riders use different, non-compatible clipless solutions. Shimano, Look, Speedplay - they all use different cleats. When I get the next...
01-27-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,567
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This bike? No. That one? Absolutely not. ...

This bike? No.
That one? Absolutely not.
This one over here? Yeah, OK.
What about that one? NFW.
01-19-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Battery. Ah, there's the rub - on all platforms....

Battery. Ah, there's the rub - on all platforms. quick answer: pretty happy, and it's clearly better on later hardware. important: having options to control battery usage, if you do care or have a...
01-19-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I use dedicated devices on the bike, currently...

I use dedicated devices on the bike, currently quite happy with a Garmin130Plus. Outside of that, I'm using Motion-X GPS software on my iPhone for "real GPS" type work, such as hiking on/off trail,...
Forum: Foo
01-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,031
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Actually, my calendar says "December 39, 2020"...

Actually, my calendar says "December 39, 2020" ... You might say it's 2021, but you're entitled to your alternate facts.
12-31-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,563
Posted By blacknbluebikes

This ain't about cyclists. I work in NYC and have...

This ain't about cyclists. I work in NYC and have seen these "wanna be gangstas" cruising around midtown. It's not just 'one group', this is like an instagram thing now. I've seen probably ten...
12-23-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By blacknbluebikes

bah. humbug. that's what I'm seeing. forget...

bah. humbug. that's what I'm seeing. forget that! sure, you've got good stuff, and I'm sure you appreciate what you've got. Ah... we're talking bikes here, and MORE IS BETTER. figure out your...
12-23-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By blacknbluebikes

you might consider moving to trailer at this...

you might consider moving to trailer at this point. 50lbs is getting "outside the design spec," don't ya think?
Forum: Foo
12-23-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By blacknbluebikes

that's a classic. I have a huge pogo book...

that's a classic. I have a huge pogo book somewhere.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,406
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hey, Machka - many congrats. Quite a lift. But...

Hey, Machka - many congrats. Quite a lift. But you're used to long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,838
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I have a somewhat different definition of "worst....

I have a somewhat different definition of "worst. customer. ever." ... early 80's, I'm a part time employee at a Sears in western PA. Late one weeknight, maybe half hour before closing, three guys...
12-15-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,884
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Several years ago I survived the driver training...

Several years ago I survived the driver training course for United Parcel Service (yeah, wore the Brown). I'm an 'avid motorist' and that training is tougher than I ever could have predicted - and I...
12-11-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,788
Posted By blacknbluebikes

A week ago, the NYT ran a piece that contained an...

A week ago, the NYT ran a piece that contained an applet that would "calculate your place in line." Imperfect but interesting. (Dec. 3, Opinion. Stuart Thompson "Find your place in the vaccine...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By blacknbluebikes

1. Isolate the factors that are driving you to...

1. Isolate the factors that are driving you to upgrade. What is it about the current bike that you wish was different? (even "I just want a better one" is always OK around here). 2. For the budget...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,750
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Hey now, that's a pro talk for ya, right there. ...

Hey now, that's a pro talk for ya, right there. Listen up.
12-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By blacknbluebikes

I know this doesn't help with your current...

I know this doesn't help with your current problem (and, totally sorry about the theft) but you really should shop around on some renter's insurance. It's not about someone lifting your DVD player,...
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