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10-08-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,371
Posted By astrodust

The only problem I have with sharrows and...

The only problem I have with sharrows and b.m.u.f.l is that around here they make up only about 10 percent of roads and that probably gives the drivers the impression that bicycles are not allowed...
07-18-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By astrodust

The best bike to buy is

The one you will ride. 😁
04-20-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,584
Posted By astrodust

I'm blue collar and

Work in manufacturing ( with a art degree I don't use), and I both cycle and run. I'll be doing my 2nd quarter marathon soon.
04-20-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,584
Posted By astrodust

Like all the rich

Ethiopian and Kenyan long distance runners???
02-07-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,319
Posted By astrodust

salmoning is a good way to get hit by a car...

salmoning is a good way to get hit by a car turning right. The driver is looking left for on coming traffic and will not expect anything to be coming from the right.
12-22-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By astrodust

Stupid things I've seen drivers do in 2018

A couple of things I've see this year. A 20 something guy driving while his left foot was out the drivers side window and touching the mirror.
Followed a driver for about a mile while his passenger...
11-17-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By astrodust

stories like this definetly make me try to take...

stories like this definetly make me try to take the responsibility of driving very serious. I've caused one accident in the 30 some years I've been driving, and it happened because I was distracted.
11-16-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,381
Posted By astrodust

It's best not to confront idiots on the road. Get...

It's best not to confront idiots on the road. Get a license plate number, make and model, then report it.
10-10-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 930
Posted By astrodust

I've always thought this might be true.

Cyclists are better drivers.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2018/10/09/cyclists-are-better-drivers-than-motorists-finds-study/#7ef9fdcf6f6c
Forum: Touring
09-24-18, 07:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By astrodust

It would be much easier to go west to east. You...

It would be much easier to go west to east. You would be fighting the wind going east to west.
09-22-18, 07:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,714
Posted By astrodust

I've been riding for over 30 years and have only...

I've been riding for over 30 years and have only needed it once. I hit some some black ice on a bridge and fell slamming my head into the ground. The crack in my helmet would have been in my skull if...
08-31-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By astrodust

I like how he ended it. "One more bike on the...

I like how he ended it. "One more bike on the road or one more pedestrian is one less car in front of you."
08-31-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,588
Posted By astrodust

Your bike shouldn't be changing gears on its own....

Your bike shouldn't be changing gears on its own. You need to have a bike mechanic make the proper adjustments.
08-27-18, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By astrodust

Maybe just make it better known how dangerous it...

Maybe just make it better known how dangerous it is. I'm not saying criminalize it.
08-27-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By astrodust

Sleep deprived drivers

I see a lot of focus by the local media and police on stopping distracted and drunk drivers, buy not the sleep deprived. There is a great article in the most recent national geographic on how...
08-27-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,607
Posted By astrodust

I was stopped once

My community's fourth of July parade. I forgot about it, but didn't mind the serendipitous stop to my ride.
06-22-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,402
Posted By astrodust

Thinking of no longer riding on roads

I've been building my confidence and skill on riding with traffic for a few years and wondering if it is sane to be on the road with cars

I do monthly rides and other group rides, and for the...
04-01-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,641
Posted By astrodust

Anyone else doing the 30 days of biking challenge?

Today starts the challenge of biking every day in April. I've heard of it, but this will be my first attempt.I'm hoping for some good weather 1 down 29 to go!
01-23-18, 02:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,267
Posted By astrodust

hilliard ohio

the road is rome-hilliard rd. part of this road has a good bike lane that keeps cars at a decent distance away, and I use to commute to some local business, but the section I ride to the bike path...
01-23-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,267
Posted By astrodust

It is a mix of residential and business

on this stretch of road I ride.
01-23-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,267
Posted By astrodust

Is riding on the sidewalk ever ok?

So my typical ride involves me riding from my house to the local bike path (17 miles total). I stay on the road until I get to the main and busiest road in my town. From there I ride the sidewalk for...
01-03-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By astrodust

I turned 50 in 2017 too

Kudos to you and your daughter for your enthusiasm for cycling. Most teenagers ( and especially girls) quit riding at that age and never start again. My daughter ( who is 19 now) used to ride with me...
11-13-17, 11:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,410
Posted By astrodust

Basically what you look for is

A dog with long legs and snout, lean, and a short coat. Keep in mind as a dog gets older it slows down.

I have a English setter who loves to RUN. I tried walks and even running but could not keep...
11-08-17, 03:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,589
Posted By astrodust

I'm on third shift this week so I get up just...

I'm on third shift this week so I get up just about the time the sun is going down. I enjoy riding at night, and with good lights feel I'm more visible than in the day. I rode my bike today for the...
10-23-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,933
Posted By astrodust

I was in my car last December

stopped at a red light for a good 30 seconds when a woman plowed into me at 45 mph and totaled my car. never even braked. I suspect she was doing something she should not have been doing. If I had...
10-23-17, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,199
Posted By astrodust

I have a flip phone.

yes they still make those....... :lol:
Forum: Commuting
09-18-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,463
Posted By astrodust

I found a

dead cat this week by
the side of the road. I stopped to see if he had a collar with id on him so that I might be able to find his owner. Of course he didn't . Some people should be banned for life...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By astrodust

Trek 1.1

I'm currently riding a 2016 trek 1.1. I've ridden bikes my whole life but about a year and a half ago bought my first road bike in more then 20 years.

In my opinion it is a great intro road bike....
08-15-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By astrodust

Nice! I like

The third bottle mount on the bars!
08-15-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By astrodust

So it's official

I turned 50 today! I can honestly say I'm in better shape then I was 20 or even thirty years ago. I've always ridden but significantly upped my miles and the number of days I ride a couple of years...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,860
Posted By astrodust

Not trolling. Wanted some input.

Not trolling. Wanted some input.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 16,860
Posted By astrodust

Getting passed

So I've ridden my whole life,but got serious about road riding a couple of years ago. I just turned 50 and by no means am I the fastest out there. Generally I pass more then get passed.

The other...
08-06-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,376
Posted By astrodust

I've had AAA in the past

But never understood why anyone would renew their membership until they need it. They were calling me every day for a month when mine expired.
07-24-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,461
Posted By astrodust

I say self driving cars can't

Come too soon. That way all the idiots that want to text, take selfies and drink and drive can. I had my car totaled last December while stoped at a light. The woman plowed into me and the two cars...
07-23-17, 01:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,694
Posted By astrodust

I use cages. I can get out of them quick enough...

I use cages. I can get out of them quick enough not to fall and they keep my feet on the pedals.
07-22-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By astrodust

The city has done a lot to make bicycling a safe...

The city has done a lot to make bicycling a safe option, but for the most part if it means sharing the road with cars few people use bike lanes here.
07-22-17, 12:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By astrodust

Not exactly.one lane on each side of the road...

Not exactly.one lane on each side of the road with no physical barrier, but we'll marked lines with plenty of space. I feel safe riding it, but am cautious wherever a car can turn in or out and...
07-22-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By astrodust

I can't post pictures yet. The main bike lane is...

I can't post pictures yet. The main bike lane is on rome-hilliard road between Roberts road and walcut road.
07-22-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,017
Posted By astrodust

Bike lanes and are they being used

I live just outside of Columbus, Ohio and about 5 years ago two very nice wide bike lanes were put in through the two main roads. I travel one of these every day to and from work and can easily go a...
07-17-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By astrodust

First time posting a pic here

How do I post a pic?
06-21-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,906
Posted By astrodust

I won't be 50 until August

Am I allowed here? :foo:
06-20-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By astrodust

I do know about the roads and the plowing going...

I do know about the roads and the plowing going on. I have back up plans if I can't ride. Thanks!
06-20-17, 02:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,090
Posted By astrodust

Has anyone ridden in Glacier national park?

I'm leaving in a few days for a 4 day ride in the park with a average of 35 miles a day. I'm ok with hills, but have never ridden this kind of elevation before. Any advice and heads up on what to...
06-15-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,405
Posted By astrodust

century ride

I did my one and only century ride last year. All centurys are not the same though. For mine I chose a 75 mile flat bike path so I could avoid hills and cars. I rode 50 miles then turned around and...
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