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11-10-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,269
Posted By jackb

I did not say that people in their 70's should...

I did not say that people in their 70's should not be using clipless. Please go back and reread my posts. As for leaving it at that, that is precisely what I said: "If you are an older rider and...
10-31-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,269
Posted By canklecat

Switch to platform pedals and shoes with...

Switch to platform pedals and shoes with relatively stiff soles for support. After minor adaptation to your pedaling stroke you won't notice any difference in average speed or perceived effort.

I...
10-10-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,158
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:thumb: You're such a jokester on here! Well, you...

:thumb: You're such a jokester on here! Well, you see, most folks just diddle along on the flat and then have big trouble getting up a hill because they're overgeared and don't climb 4000' every...
09-16-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,690
Posted By jlmonte

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A...

I wonder if AAA will plan a TripTik for you? A little old school, but you could impress your friend by reading a paper map, and wearing a watch. Distance = Rate x Time. Happy travels and a safe...
08-21-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,473
Posted By Machoman121

My 5 cents safety tip is the only safe place to...

My 5 cents safety tip is the only safe place to be whenever a long big vehicle like that is near u is at the back - DEFINITELY NOT AT THE SIDE. If for whatever reason you find yourself next to a long...
08-01-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,086
Posted By takenreasy

I'm always trying to figure out new ways to stay...

I'm always trying to figure out new ways to stay engaged with cycling. I was always a huge "fisherman" as a kid. Now that I live two miles from a heavily fish infested river now is the time to...
06-11-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,833
Posted By blacknbluebikes

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep...

It's these damned blackhawk choppers that keep tailing me... so loud when they're close... five times last month. I mean, wtf?
06-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,833
Posted By Iride01

Other bikes that their rider doesn't let me know...

Other bikes that their rider doesn't let me know they are coming up behind and passing. That's annoying both when I'm cycling and walking.

If it has to be a motor vehicle, then the ones that stop...
04-19-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,358
Posted By base2

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light...

Ok. So it seems that the Seattle City Light employee and the Phoenix Security guard with a gun have barricadded the highway & blocked off access to Newhalem.

They said the State Park was closed...
04-14-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,655
Posted By grizzly59

Gave up the gym when the goofs would just sit on...

Gave up the gym when the goofs would just sit on the benches / stations staring at their phones for 15 min or so. No sharing, putting stuff back, etc. Fk-it. Bought 2nd hand iron and 8 pair of...
01-19-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By Lucillle

I am retired and happily car free.

I am retired and happily car free.
08-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,227
Posted By rodgeman

I have a Specialized Sirrus also and had the same...

I have a Specialized Sirrus also and had the same issue. I went with Velo Orange Crazy Bars (https://velo-orange.com/collections/handlebars/products/crazy-bars-1) and it greatly improved. I also have...
08-17-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,820
Posted By kingston

Nobody really needs a $2,500 bike just to get in...

Nobody really needs a $2,500 bike just to get in shape. Nice aluminum frame bikes are available for well under a thousand dollars. I always advise people to start with something like that. You can...
07-23-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 12,676
Posted By Skullo

I don’t care “Why you ride”.

I don’t care “Why you ride”.
07-13-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By JoeyBike

He sure will fit right in here! I used to...

He sure will fit right in here!

I used to rent as many as a dozen or more cars every year, but I have not OWNED a car since 1989. I take a taxi now and then as well. My wife of 25 years has always...
07-12-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,520
Posted By Mobile 155

It is a roll of the dice. Jim Fixx died at 52. ...

It is a roll of the dice. Jim Fixx died at 52. Mr. Healthy living, heart attack. Hugh Hefner died at 91 not so healthy living. Adele Davis only made it 70 years leading health expert. Charlie...
07-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,520
Posted By berner

I'm pretty much a sugar-holic. I love the stuff....

I'm pretty much a sugar-holic. I love the stuff. Ice cream? Every container is a single serving for me. But I have been making serious efforts to cut back and reading labels. Sugar is everywhere....
07-09-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,128
Posted By downhillmaster

16.4 miles is widely considered the standard for...

16.4 miles is widely considered the standard for a good ride
06-21-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By wipekitty

OK - I'll admit that 'convincing' is too strong....

OK - I'll admit that 'convincing' is too strong. 'Demonstrating' is more apt - it is not as though I am producing long arguments or emotional rhetoric extolling the virtues of my transportation...
06-20-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By bruce19

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The...

I have nothing against E-bikes but I know me. The day I can't ride a bike (hope that never comes) I will be on my Ducati a lot more.
06-19-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By Bandera

Wow, another excuse for butting in with...

Wow, another excuse for butting in with pseudo-psychological twaddle, sanctimonious tut-tutting and failed mind reading by the self appointed LCF Politically Correct Thought Police.

Did you miss:...
06-18-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By Rollfast

Everything is like 40 or 60 miles out one way and...

Everything is like 40 or 60 miles out one way and 200 the other. Even the cows want a Studebaker.
06-18-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By Rollfast

1. Not a commitment, I haven't been able to...

1. Not a commitment, I haven't been able to afford to drive since 2006.

2. Eight bikes are about as expensive over time.

3. Nobody is giving away a 1972 Plymouth 340 Duster like that fully...
06-13-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,676
Posted By PaulH

Not really. It's just how I get to work. It would...

Not really. It's just how I get to work. It would be like sharing about the subway.
06-13-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,223
Posted By Bandera

No, although I have commuted a good many miles...

No, although I have commuted a good many miles over decades by bicycle I live in the real world where such "commitments" are just simply hair-shirted nonsense.
Why not just ride when practical and...
04-27-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By Biker395

I would say this: I see at least 4-5 ebikers...

I would say this:

I see at least 4-5 ebikers on my commute every day. They are as numerous as bicyclers. They are all significantly younger than I, and none of them look to need any assist. ...
04-24-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By tcs

I have to ask what is important, the cycling...or...

I have to ask what is important, the cycling...or the route?

I did a two-day tour over the weekend. I admit I didn't pedal all the way. I - gasp! - walked up two hills I would have sprinted up 40...
04-24-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By Lemond1985

If I'm not pedalling would rather just drive my...

If I'm not pedalling would rather just drive my car. Or borrow a motorcycle. YMMV.
04-01-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 32,047
Posted By base2

Well to be fair, Shimano cassettes really are the...

Well to be fair, Shimano cassettes really are the rarest of all bike components...I've never seen one in person, but I hear-tell that some are actually plated with a special gold-rubidium plating...
04-01-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By indyfabz

I'd have change what I currently love most about...

I'd have change what I currently love most about cycling to be able to stomach an eBike. That something is knowing that I did what I did totally under my own power. I had started to write a detailed...
03-29-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By bikemig

Yeah, I hear you but I don't think I'll ever get...

Yeah, I hear you but I don't think I'll ever get an e bike . . .
03-29-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 44,202
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

Barrettscv, Wonderful for you. Are any of...

Barrettscv,

Wonderful for you. Are any of your regular bikes size 54 cm?
06-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 30,875
Posted By gracehowler

ETW I have the same planet light, just use it...

ETW
I have the same planet light, just use it in the dark on blink, my commute is 3 miles, regular old alkaline last me over a year!
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