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10-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 177
Posted By billridesbikes

I register for an event and on the bottom left of...

I register for an event and on the bottom left of the screen the ‘Join Event’ button shows up in the bottom left of the screen about 30 minutes before the start. Also I get a notification in the...
10-18-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By billridesbikes

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as...

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as all tracks I've ever been on QR is not allowed.
I think your friend might appreciate a high-end 15mm wrench from Rene Herse.
It has a beautiful...
10-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,523
Posted By billridesbikes

If your bicycles are purely for recreation you...

If your bicycles are purely for recreation you maybe can get away with not having any spare parts and if you have to wait 3-4 weeks for a chain or BB maybe that’s OK. But if your bicycle is your main...
10-11-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,415
Posted By billridesbikes

The rest of the article piles on the euphemisms...

The rest of the article piles on the euphemisms and platitudes about the homeless and poor that serve only as a foil to highlight the virtue of the author. Because in the authors mind he is the only...
10-10-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,415
Posted By billridesbikes

Yes, have some empathy for the less fortunate and...

Yes, have some empathy for the less fortunate and homeless, but immediately makes a snap judgement about a ‘Spandex-clad’ cyclist he has never met and knows nothing about. Somehow, because of his...
10-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,950
Posted By billridesbikes

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you...

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you have shot that gap?
10-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By billridesbikes

The braking bit sounds odd to me. Before you give...

The braking bit sounds odd to me. Before you give up on this bike or your current setup become more confident rolling slowly to a stop. Most cyclists do this so often they don’t even think about it....
10-05-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,238
Posted By billridesbikes

You do you…. I’ll be comfy doing fake riding...

You do you….

I’ll be comfy doing fake riding and fake racing all winter long inside rather have my nostrils frozen solid with snot or be covered with dirty road slush from passing trucks. Thank...
10-05-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,238
Posted By billridesbikes

Zwift. I always see lots of Canadians all...

Zwift.
I always see lots of Canadians all winter long there.
09-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,029
Posted By billridesbikes

If you're having fun, your knees aren't hurting,...

If you're having fun, your knees aren't hurting, you're getting fitter, and losing weight then your cadence really doesn't matter. Seriously. Seems you're doing fine.

If you have a goal of a sub 4...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 849
Posted By billridesbikes

Not enough tickets where sold to make it...

Not enough tickets where sold to make it worthwhile for the band. According to the radio they would have only netted around 100k and that's not enough for them to bother to play a show. So it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,942
Posted By billridesbikes

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete...

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete your humiliation…
09-19-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,892
Posted By billridesbikes

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a...

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a pace greater than your century pace and do near your normal weekly milage. Week of do a few short easy rides durning the week to stay loose and take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,942
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT...

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT bikes, but because these bikes are ridden at high speed the turning angle is shallow and your tires are narrow so some toe overlap can be acceptable. But...
09-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,332
Posted By billridesbikes

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights...

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights as if they are red.
Don’t trust drivers to obey traffic rules or acknowledge your right of way.
Stay alive, even if it means giving way or even...
09-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By billridesbikes

Delinking of Cranks and wheel

Chain-free bike by wire.
Would eliminate the need for any drive train maintenance. Ultimately might be simpler to build with fewer parts than regular e-bikes.
Could this be where E-bikes will...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By billridesbikes

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone...

Just good hygiene to reboot your smart phone (turn off/on) every day or few days. Most of these zero day attacks on mobile devices have to reside in RAM and rebooting wipes them out. For the very...
09-07-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,406
Posted By billridesbikes

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a...

I assume the bike path was too narrow to pull a U-turn and so he slowed down and moved to the right most edge give himself the maximum amount of pavement to make the maneuver.

Generally you must...
09-07-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 864
Posted By billridesbikes

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least...

I guess I’m just old and slow. Takes me at least 5 minutes to find my bike shorts. 😂
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,060
Posted By billridesbikes

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike...

The moment I learned you could get a custom bike built for yourself.
09-02-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,070
Posted By billridesbikes

Become a randonneur and then you can question...

Become a randonneur and then you can question your need for sleep instead of speed.
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,902
Posted By billridesbikes

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime...

No you should not! Jaywalking shouldn’t a crime in the first place. Streets are for people, and people can figure out when to cross a street, instead we criminalized walking. Jaywalking laws where...
Forum: Foo
06-22-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By billridesbikes

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!

At least corporate has a list for the next RIF!
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,066
Posted By billridesbikes

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map...

Use a site like RidewithGPS or cycle.travel, map your route, and print the maps and cue sheets?
06-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,253
Posted By billridesbikes

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’… ‘There...

Coming this fall to A&E ‘Bike Repo’…

‘There it is, the Pinarello Dogma F8 we’ve been looking for. The owner is in the coffee shop berating the barista for not having fair-trade almond milk so...
Forum: Foo
06-20-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By billridesbikes

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay...

I just carry actual cash money. Waiting for ‘pay with neural implant wired directly to your pleasure center’ so you get a direct dopamine hit when you buy something to make the switch from paper money
06-11-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,347
Posted By billridesbikes

Srsly? This is bike skill issue, or lack of skill...

Srsly? This is bike skill issue, or lack of skill in this case, because even a super twitchy criterium bike can be ridden at a walking pace without tipping over or wobbling around.
And if you're on...
06-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,132
Posted By billridesbikes

”Your privacy is very important to us.” ...

”Your privacy is very important to us.”

Right up there with “I’ll respect you in the morning.”
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By billridesbikes

Shimano SH-SD501, they run about $100. Won’t get...

Shimano SH-SD501, they run about $100. Won’t get more ventilation than this!
05-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,703
Posted By billridesbikes

Most likely you do not have the conditioning to...

Most likely you do not have the conditioning to attempt the intensity and volume you're currently attempting and your muscles are overworked and fatigued. Backupoff the current routine and do an easy...
05-23-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,839
Posted By billridesbikes

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road. ...

Cement pylons between the bike lane and road.

The sad fact is that the painted bike lane probably contributed here because it gives drivers the impression they don’t have to share the traffic...
04-29-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,663
Posted By billridesbikes

How much we talking? Build a velodrome.

How much we talking?

Build a velodrome.
04-26-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,030
Posted By billridesbikes

I believe that ‘Effective Cycling’ would dictate...

I believe that ‘Effective Cycling’ would dictate that you should have been maybe further left in that lane signalling your intention to turn left while allowing any other traffic to proceed to your...
04-25-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By billridesbikes

With the shorter profile you don’t have to worry...

With the shorter profile you don’t have to worry about the stem length of the tubes you have on hand. A deeper rim will make a heavier wheel, a consideration if you do a lot of climbing but will...
04-23-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,764
Posted By billridesbikes

It is pup season, so there are some reports where...

It is pup season, so there are some reports where I live of probably mama coyote being a bit more aggressive especially if people are running or walking with dogs on BLM trails.
Never had a problem...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By billridesbikes

No, just get a regular commuting bike with...

No, just get a regular commuting bike with lights, fenders, and a rain cape. Cars don't give a crap what you're cycling, a velomobile is giving them more to run into.

Edit: Also has 4 wheels. This...
04-21-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By billridesbikes

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up...

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up the 'C' in Continental with valve stem aren't you, you monster?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,509
Posted By billridesbikes

Packing and shipping my bike to the hotel is my...

Packing and shipping my bike to the hotel is my preference if I’m doing an event. Packing my Bike Friday for casual riding is my other go to since it packs into a suitcase, costs nothing to fly with,...
04-11-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By billridesbikes

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’...

The Rivendell ‘Sam Hillborn’ or ‘Appaloosa’ frames could be built into a fine gravel bikes. Either would be a more relaxed geometry than the Ritchey.

Cantis are going extinct, I think even an old...
04-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,006
Posted By billridesbikes

Doesn't the Trek Domane AL 5 have an endurance...

Doesn't the Trek Domane AL 5 have an endurance geometry and can take a max of 35c tires (no fenders)? Seems that's more than good enough for any short dirt or gravel sections.
I don't think you need...
04-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,006
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you should go for the road bike with drop...

I think you should go for the road bike with drop bars. Don't be scared of the drops, because they'll give you more positions and are actually more comfortable on long rides.

The drops give you a...
04-06-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,968
Posted By billridesbikes

German soldiers sure thought so. "Eerst...

German soldiers sure thought so.

"Eerst mijn fiets terug"
04-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,328
Posted By billridesbikes

Unless you’re at the LBS.

Unless you’re at the LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,704
Posted By billridesbikes

Many many people will be upset about this but: ...

Many many people will be upset about this but:

N+1

You don't need another bike. You might want one, but really don't need another one.
04-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 777
Posted By billridesbikes

Almost all hotels and restaurants will run both...

Almost all hotels and restaurants will run both cards for you for however much you want on each card. It’s never been a problem for me.
04-02-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By billridesbikes

For a basic homework shop to build up a frame and...

For a basic homework shop to build up a frame and keep it going:

Allen keys 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8mm are most often used.
A track pump
chain cleaner and rags
cleaning brushes
pliers - flat...
03-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By billridesbikes

Standard procedure for software. Each bug fix...

Standard procedure for software. Each bug fix creates a minimum of two new bugs.
03-14-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,789
Posted By billridesbikes

Practice Practice Practice. Find an empty parking...

Practice Practice Practice. Find an empty parking lot and mark off your corners with chalk or those little orange sports cones.

Corning is all about leaning your bike and body toward the center of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,853
Posted By billridesbikes

Exactly! My Berthoud handlebar bag only cost...

Exactly! My Berthoud handlebar bag only cost me.... oh... never mind
03-05-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By billridesbikes

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org...

I recently discovered this web site: Bikemaps.org (http://Bikemaps.org)
which is a crowdsourced tool for bicycle safely.
What would fit blacknbluebikes idea is a web site where you submit a gxp...
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