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03-10-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Arizona Nights

Yeah, well, granted. But considering how many...

Yeah, well, granted. But considering how many people are running red lights these days, and that I broke my elbow when my bike got stuck in streetcar tracks, MUPs don't seem so bad.

Oh, and you...
03-09-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Arizona Nights

Good News for Tucson

Tucson just completed The Loop bike path. 200km of path circling the city and on up into the northern towns of Oro Valley and Marana. I haven't tried the whole thing, but I'm eager. Come to Tucson....
08-29-17, 11:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,528
Posted By Arizona Nights

My worst experience was from the Vittorio...

My worst experience was from the Vittorio Brumottis who didn't give a **** about you if you didn't want to gonzo your bike down Half Dome. Sorry that I'm fifty and can't do that anymore. Sorry if I...
08-07-17, 07:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,271
Posted By Arizona Nights

Orange Schwinn Stingray. Must have been around...

Orange Schwinn Stingray. Must have been around 1967. God, I wish I still had it (for the nostalgia, that is).

The Schwinn Stingray | 1963 to 1981 (http://schwinncruisers.com/bikes/stingray/)
07-07-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,355
Posted By Arizona Nights

Heck yeah I want to see snakes and elephants!!!...

Heck yeah I want to see snakes and elephants!!! Especially elephants! I love elephants. :thumb:

(All I ever get to see are people texting and not paying attention to where they're walking.)
01-30-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 682
Posted By Arizona Nights

Motorized Pro Bikes on 60 Minutes

Stuff you may already know but still interesting.

60 Minutes investigates hidden motors and pro cycling - CBS News...
12-18-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,225
Posted By Arizona Nights

Which is interesting because penny-farthings were...

Which is interesting because penny-farthings were called "ordinary" when comparing to the "safety". Nothing ordinary about those things.



Can't imagine stopping, or going up a hill, or down a...
12-11-16, 10:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,225
Posted By Arizona Nights

If you liked that then you're going to love this:...

If you liked that then you're going to love this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXQskfi6j1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgF_j1FPxhk
11-22-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,096
Posted By Arizona Nights

I guess the closest I've come to an animal was a...

I guess the closest I've come to an animal was a rattlesnake. It was dusk and I was deciding whether I should run over the "stick" in the path or go around. I chose to go around -- by a few...
11-22-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,096
Posted By Arizona Nights

Squirrel Takes Out Cyclist

Let's be careful out there, folks. :rolleyes:
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10-05-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,080
Posted By Arizona Nights

Of course it knows. Didn't you see Toy Story???...

Of course it knows. Didn't you see Toy Story??? All toys and bikes want is to be played with.
09-22-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Arizona Nights

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
09-21-16, 06:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,610
Posted By Arizona Nights

So I can go outside and see something beyond four...

So I can go outside and see something beyond four walls and a computer. If I can't ride then I'll hike. And I know after a robust ride or hike there's yummy beer at my favorite watering holes.

I...
09-21-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Arizona Nights

Well it sounds like a bit of false advertising. I...

Well it sounds like a bit of false advertising. I was going to move to Canada after the election. But since there's really nothing to do up there I guess I'll just stick it out down here :rolleyes:
09-20-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Arizona Nights

Hmm. I was rather hoping for an Appalachian Trail...

Hmm. I was rather hoping for an Appalachian Trail for bikes. I wouldn't mind a few through-the-town rides, but 70 km/h and no shoulder doesn't sound inviting. I'll have to think about planning for...
09-19-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,951
Posted By Arizona Nights

Canada's Great Trail

I just found out about Canada's Great Trail! What do you know about it? Have you ridden it? Has anyone done the full 20,000 km? I can't find much information about it.

https://thegreattrail.ca/
08-22-16, 06:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,484
Posted By Arizona Nights

Not odd at all. It's exactly what I do. I have my...

Not odd at all. It's exactly what I do. I have my favorite path, my favorite section, favorite destination. I don't invite others to my ride because I want to enjoy it just for myself. All that...
08-18-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,433
Posted By Arizona Nights

I do 50 mph up mountain dirt roads and two...

I do 50 mph up mountain dirt roads and two centuries before breakfast on my Walmart Huffy.

Every. Single. Day.
08-17-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By Arizona Nights

:eek: Wow. Just wow.

:eek: Wow. Just wow.
08-17-16, 06:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,921
Posted By Arizona Nights

It's hard to tell from the photo but it looks...

It's hard to tell from the photo but it looks like the cross road comes in at an obtuse angle. The far curb looks acute. If that's the case then I would assume the the designers of the cut curb were...
08-17-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Arizona Nights

I don't consider anything of quality a splurge....

I don't consider anything of quality a splurge. My father is notorious for buying on the cheap and he'll spend $1 one hundred times instead of buying $100 quality once and keeping it twenty years. My...
08-17-16, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,750
Posted By Arizona Nights

EXACTLY! :lol:

EXACTLY! :lol:
08-06-16, 05:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,812
Posted By Arizona Nights

The 10 Most Beautiful Bicycles

The BBC has a nifty article about the ten most beautiful bicycles. I think they're right.

BBC The 10 most beautiful bicycles (http://www.bbc.com/autos/story/20140821-the-10-most-beautiful-bicycles)
07-24-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By Arizona Nights

That's one of the most wonderful things I've ever...

That's one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen. Just made my day :) Thanks!
07-21-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,152
Posted By Arizona Nights

Be nice. I don't use a mirror because I have...

Be nice.

I don't use a mirror because I have a hard time judging the distance. Is that car far away or are objects in the mirror closer than they appear? Ultimately I end up turning my head....
06-22-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By Arizona Nights

I don't have a problem with the font. But as a...

I don't have a problem with the font. But as a graphic artist I must object to yellow gradation. It doesn't differentiate any more effectively, and does make text harder to read. A solid yellow...
06-19-16, 10:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,159
Posted By Arizona Nights

Well . . . I call my phone Siri. Don't...

Well . . . I call my phone Siri.

Don't judge me :)
06-06-16, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By Arizona Nights

Knitting Bomb

Just for fun.

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04-29-16, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,633
Posted By Arizona Nights

I dunno. Looks like a lot of fun if you can...

I dunno. Looks like a lot of fun if you can master it. Great music to ride to :)
04-28-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,033
Posted By Arizona Nights

+100. I can't count the number of ninja salmons...

+100. I can't count the number of ninja salmons I've damn near run over at night. I do everything I can to respect cyclists, but they have to take some responsibility for their lives too.
04-22-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,843
Posted By Arizona Nights

Hmm. I have a Trek DS 8.3, 36mm tires. I...

Hmm. I have a Trek DS 8.3, 36mm tires. I occasionally ride on gravely, packed dirt paths (sometimes muddy) and I'm not sure I would want anything less than 36, and there are times when I want even...
04-18-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,374
Posted By Arizona Nights

Misremembering Bicycles

Gianluca Gimini asked people to quickly draw bicycles from memory. He then took the drawings and made 3D illustrations. The results are fascinating. Which is your favorite? (Be sure to read the Fun...
03-10-16, 08:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 16,255
Posted By Arizona Nights

I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.

I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out.
03-10-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By Arizona Nights

The elbow is healing nicely, thanks. Be careful...

The elbow is healing nicely, thanks. Be careful about your knee though. I got a serious road rash there and thought that was that, but it turns out I may have bursitis. My orthopedic thinks I may...
03-09-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,839
Posted By Arizona Nights

I really like the sound of this, and the design...

I really like the sound of this, and the design is wonderful too. I wish them success. Unfortunately, I've had fancy bike bells before and everyone seems to ignore them. I found that people only pay...
03-09-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By Arizona Nights

Welcome to my world ...

Welcome to my world
http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1049826-streetcar-named-disaster.html

I'm glad you're okay. Stay safe! I'm thinking about starting a survey and/or a club just for...
02-23-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arizona Nights

Thanks! Yes, I got lucky with a radial neck...

Thanks! Yes, I got lucky with a radial neck fracture. The orthopedic said the ligaments and tendons are holding the bone in place. And some marrow filled the gaps and is "cementing" the fracture. So...
02-22-16, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arizona Nights

Love the video. But no one helped me up after I...

Love the video. But no one helped me up after I face planted. Guess you can't always rely on the kindness of strangers. :(

There was an event downtown and there were a lot of cars. Paying more...
02-21-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By Arizona Nights

A Streetcar Named Disaster

Got my bike caught in the streetcar track in downtown Tucson. I was changing lanes and paying more attention to the traffic than the tracks. Iíve crossed tracks a million times perpendicular with no...
08-18-15, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By Arizona Nights

Yeah, that sounds familiar. It's not just getting...

Yeah, that sounds familiar. It's not just getting used to the bike -- it's a common complaint. Ergon GP5 grips and gloves have done wonders for me. The grips are a bit "expensive" but it's a...
07-25-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Arizona Nights

Well, here's my take on it. I toned down the...

Well, here's my take on it. I toned down the highlights from the camera flash. I can do the stripes later if you're interested. Pretty fantastic color. I say do it.

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07-24-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By Arizona Nights

Give me the weekend. I'll see what I can do.

Give me the weekend. I'll see what I can do.
07-22-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Arizona Nights

I have a Trek DS 8.3 with a lockout. I don't use...

I have a Trek DS 8.3 with a lockout. I don't use the suspension as much as I thought I would, even on gravel roads. However, some months ago I took a new ride that was eight miles all down hill on a...
07-12-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,666
Posted By Arizona Nights

Without watching the whole video, I'd say yes but...

Without watching the whole video, I'd say yes but you're pushing the limits of the bike. If that's the kind of riding you want to do, I would recommend a mountain bike instead. Hybrids are more for...
07-02-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,836
Views: 556,222
Posted By Arizona Nights

Nice setup. What grips are you using?

Nice setup. What grips are you using?
06-22-15, 07:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By Arizona Nights

Losing Weight on a Hybrid

A few posts ago, someone asked about losing weight and cycling (specifically on a hybrid). I just found this video and thought some might find it useful. The channel is very entertaining too.
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05-31-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,978
Posted By Arizona Nights

What I've found interesting is that the more I...

What I've found interesting is that the more I ride the more my body wants better food. I've been eating more fruits and vegetables and lean meats. I'm slowly loosing wait (Digital Gee ;)), but it is...
05-10-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,492
Posted By Arizona Nights

Well, you have my respect! Yeah, I can do it in...

Well, you have my respect! Yeah, I can do it in 100+, but it's more enjoyable when I'm thinking about biking and not passing out. I guess my reward would be an ice cold beer at the end of the ride....
05-09-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,492
Posted By Arizona Nights

People I hate

Living in southern Arizona the summer sun can peel your skin off, so I often ride at night. Iím fortunate to live near a nice bike/pedestrian path. Hand to God, though, I canít tell you how many...
05-09-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By Arizona Nights

Since it's a small town, you probably know most...

Since it's a small town, you probably know most people anyway and they'll be happy for your purchase. But if it's still bothering you, wrap this and that with duct tape.
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