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02-25-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
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I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do...

I respect your feelings about mirrors. But how do you judge the traffic behind you ? Some of the best riding is to the left of the bike lane, where you dont have to focus on debris, branches or what...
02-23-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
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Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try...

Drive a car on the same Routes you ride. I try to do that, to get an idea on what a driver may be thinking. I changed the time of day I used some Routes after doing that.
02-23-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,904
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Hello Big John.. Here are my answers. 1. I am...

Hello Big John..
Here are my answers.
1. I am a poorly dressed bike rider, mostly on purpose. That's because when I break down I don"t need to worry about getting grease or tears on my nice bike...
02-18-21, 10:39 PM
02-17-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
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Hey little Buddy .I hope you are happy up in...

Hey little Buddy .I hope you are happy up in Heaven. Daddy misses you so much. I still remember hiking with you and taking you running.
and hiding you under my coat on cold winter days. Remember I...
02-16-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 953
Posted By 5 mph

Do people really ride bikes in snow? I tried and...

Do people really ride bikes in snow? I tried and it's not easy. Lost control constantly, and took a few spills. I had 32 mm tires. Maybe if you're on a 29'er with 2.9 inch tires it's possible, but...
02-16-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
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Do you use the Elevator or Stairs? Bikers have the last laugh when the Elevator goes!

Our office was on the 22nd floor. I'm a good worker, do a good job, am respected, and I'm good at what I do.
Lately they've had a youth movement at work and they've moved up some young people who...
02-10-21, 03:44 PM
02-10-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By 5 mph

My new White Industries freewheel showed up in...

My new White Industries freewheel showed up in the mail. 40 miles on it already . The thing ticks like a Swiss Watch. It was worth it!
Of course I love it so much , I pour a quart of motor oil on it...
02-08-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,190
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THIS IS HOW A GOOD BIKE SHOULD BE STORED!!!! ...

THIS IS HOW A GOOD BIKE SHOULD BE STORED!!!!

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02-06-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,730
Posted By 5 mph

I don't follow Country Music, its loved by many,...

I don't follow Country Music, its loved by many, but it's really out of my realm, being a second generation immigrant. I did think Dolly Parton was a real Star, though.
02-06-21, 04:41 PM
02-03-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,639
Posted By 5 mph

I built my own Gym in the Garage when we had the...

I built my own Gym in the Garage when we had the recent crisis.
I purposely limited the amount of weights I bought...
I don't want to build big muscles , I just want them to work.
Having some...
02-01-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By 5 mph

Your Bike probably has a few New Parts. How about your Body?

Remember that show "The Six Million Dollar Man" with the Bionic Actor. Steve Austin?.
Watched it as a kid, never dreamed one day that would be me.
I have a replacement shoulder now. Its the new...
01-30-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 873
Posted By 5 mph

Yes that's the way I am going, thanks . Found a...

Yes that's the way I am going, thanks . Found a Shimano locally but it wont last long so I will get either Box Two or White.
01-27-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,543
Posted By 5 mph

This part of your Body might be enduring the Most Wear and Tear from Bicycling..

Its your Eyes.
Tonight I am using my smartphone for the first time without glasses. One optician thought I had cataracts. Another thought I I need high power glasses....he also said the best I could...
01-18-21, 10:30 PM
01-18-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By 5 mph

Who does the tire changes? You're very lucky.

Who does the tire changes?
You're very lucky.
01-16-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,948
Posted By 5 mph

My father had Parkinson's and I don't expect not...

My father had Parkinson's and I don't expect not to. I appreciate your courage and honesty. The actor Michael Fox was diagnosed with it a young age and has fought it successfully and courageously ...
01-15-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,900
Posted By 5 mph

When you see a picture of yourself, does it...

When you see a picture of yourself, does it surprise you? I was checking my Surveillance Camera to see what time I got back from my ride.
I didn't realize it , I must have a new neighbor!
A...
01-13-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,369
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Can what you do when you fall minimize your injuries?

The last time I took a fall I was riding on concrete. And I did something that surprised me .
I didn't use either arm to try to break the fall. Instead, I took my arms and hugged myself with...
01-12-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,900
Posted By 5 mph

So you mean the lady is ahead of you? By what...

So you mean the lady is ahead of you? By what distance? I always wait for ra hill to catch the competition...
Just kidding. NIice story.Have a good day.
01-06-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,900
Posted By 5 mph

Do you really feel you're younger as a result of Bicycling?

The other night I was driving my 12 year old daughter home from Music Lessons. A big Dodge Ram King Cab , the curse of all Bikers. was behind our car .
About five feet behind me, with big LED...
01-04-21, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,978
Posted By 5 mph

My Soulmate but nevertheless not my Wingman!

Just curious. Is your Better Half your Wingman?
Everyone has a different life.
This is mine. Years back, money was tight and I often visited Pick and Pull yards so we could keep four cars running....
12-23-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,761
Posted By 5 mph

Wouldn't get caught Dead on a Bike in High School..Mary Tyler Moore, Hotel California

Back in the late 70's , early 80's, as many of you remember, Bikes were still attached to your memory as something you rode in Junior High to deliver newspapers.
The late 70's and early 80's were...
12-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By 5 mph

Agree and concur 100%

Agree and concur 100%
12-21-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By 5 mph

Agree and concur 100%

Agree and concur 100%
12-20-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,797
Posted By 5 mph

What passes through your mind during the Hour(s) on your Bike ride? (Zen)

Just curious, what do you think about during that hour or hours on your bike ride?

Something really strange happened today.
By 11:00 am everyday before my daily ride, those five or six cups of...
12-18-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By 5 mph

Walking (Fun!) vs Bicycling for Exercise

I knew it was time to stop running after I needed Shoulder replacement surgery. . I didn't want the artificial parts in my body to outnumber my real parts...steel shoulder. dental implants, steel...
12-17-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,421
Posted By 5 mph

Thanks. I walked 5 miles a day for a month after...

Thanks. I walked 5 miles a day for a month after I gave up running because my knees were aging. Boy that was so boring and I disliked it
Thank goodness I discovered Bicycling. For me, walking was...
11-21-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By 5 mph

I hear you. Also I am sure it gets pretty hot...

I hear you. Also I am sure it gets pretty hot down there. Out of curiosity, how bad are those hills? We have hills up here outside Seattle but they are gentle rolling hills. Sometimes I think...
11-15-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 43,718
Posted By 5 mph

Dont worry I'm the guy with plastic bags on my...

Dont worry I'm the guy with plastic bags on my sneakers and gym shorts even on a really cold wet day .My Bianchi Pista SS is however a first class bike! Brand new condition. Previous owner rode her...
11-13-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By 5 mph

I have been 3 weeks at 46 16. I'm using the stock...

I have been 3 weeks at 46 16. I'm using the stock Pista cranks.
I doubt I would go to 48.
I go up and also down 1000 feet in elevation spread out over 19 miles a day. Rolling hills . 44 16 was...
11-10-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By 5 mph

no its fine. Appreciate your help. Probably my...

no its fine. Appreciate your help. Probably my fault the langster cracked.
11-10-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By 5 mph

better? She's just at the point where if I...

better? She's just at the point where if I loosened some more I could pull her off. ...
10-27-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,560
Posted By 5 mph

i think you're right/. I did some searches on...

i think you're right/. I did some searches on Google.
Also I'm going to be in my late 50' soon and I guess this level will fade away, just like my hair.
10-20-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By 5 mph

Before I cleaned it up looks really good now

Before I cleaned it up
looks really good now
10-18-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By 5 mph

Maybe this information will be useful to someone...

Maybe this information will be useful to someone else.
For reference information only.
Used reinforcing sleeve to TIG weld it.
Its held some 420 miles now .
...
10-16-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,784
Posted By 5 mph

The repair has held up so far but it does make me...

The repair has held up so far but it does make me wonder. The frame itself looks so frail compared to my mountain bike. When you ride a fixed gear bike, you really wrestle with it at times when you...
09-27-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,609
Posted By 5 mph

Sometimes I will drive the courses I ride. Some...

Sometimes I will drive the courses I ride. Some which I thought were safe were actually safe only because the drivers were so polite. It was quite a rude awakening.
09-13-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By 5 mph

Thank you very much

Thank you everyone.
Donít know where I would be without you.I have never seen a forum with so much generous help.
Got a bit defensive because I was a good mechanic but I know nothing about bikes....
09-11-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,499
Posted By 5 mph

How did you get a strong heart and lungs, just...

How did you get a strong heart and lungs, just curious? As you know, I'm joking. Thank you for posting this. Wish you well and see you on the roads and trails.
08-31-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,905
Posted By 5 mph

That's the same crisis I am going through.Bike...

That's the same crisis I am going through.Bike weight.
I ride a Giant Talon 29er. Its listed af 29.5 pounds but my V kickstand, seat and tubed tires make it 33 pounds. I like this bike because it's...
08-29-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 671,643
Posted By 5 mph

Not that heavy--30 pounds--and very safe. Giant...

Not that heavy--30 pounds--and very safe. Giant Talon 29" wheels and disc brakes....
08-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,273
Posted By 5 mph

Iím riding a stripped down Giant Talon with 29...

Iím riding a stripped down Giant Talon with 29 inch tires I bought on Craigslist. Itís actually 29 pounds. I believe the 29 inch tires are whatís causing me to clock those fast times.
I have...
08-08-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
Posted By 5 mph

How many hours a week do you spend tinkering on your bike?

How many hours a week do you spend tinkering on your bike(s)? Just curious. I have 2013 Giant Talon I just bought last month . I ride it about 18 miles a day as a road bike and I've become quite fond...
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