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09-24-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,696
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Posted By Biker395

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he...

Took a short evening ride with a friend before he had to get back on a plane for Michigan. Very breezy (typical) initially, but as the sun began to fall, the breeze slowed down and it was quiet and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7,502
Views: 99,404
Posted By BillyD

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from...

You can't beat a marching band halftime show from a well trained school. Personally, I love the drumlines best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0N98jtuRc
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 702
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
09-16-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 483
Posted By John E

As you can read from my signature, I am with you...

As you can read from my signature, I am with you 100% on "rebuild rather than just buy new." I did originally buy the UO-8 new for my wife, but as a bare frame that I built up with the handlebars,...
09-02-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By woodcraft

Some pics from BITD

I came across these in a photo album that I hadn't seen.

About to embark on trip from SF area to New England via Vancouver in 1973, at age 19.

20 lb bike, 20 lbs of gear, tubular tires,...
08-27-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,602
Posted By mr_bill

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the...

In 35 years, haven't you EVER noticed that the anti-bike ranters at town meeting, city council meeting, community boards, etc have almost always been and continue to be OLDER than you are?

And...
08-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,602
Posted By noimagination

To the extent that people will learn, it will be...

To the extent that people will learn, it will be slowly.

I've been riding in my area (NYC suburban) for >35 years. Drivers are much more aware of cyclists now, and are much more likely to pass...
08-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By holytrousers

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get...

I hope i'll get that experience too when i get hold of a tensiometer :thumb:

Sheldon Brown's website is like a bible, it got me hooked into bicycle mechanics and gave me the courage to do...
08-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Gonna hit the iron at 50+

Setting up my gym today after a 4 years off the weights. Blew out my guts at 48 and had some mesh installed to hold in my intestines :lol:. The bikes are keeping me in great aerobic shape but not...
08-07-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,913
Posted By skidder

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies...

The day a man stops admiring the young ladies (just admiring) he better be in the 'dirt nap' position. For me its more a situation of admiring the youth and recalling those days of my own youth with...
08-06-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,913
Posted By Biker395

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis,...

I love people watching. Not just the bikinis, but everyone. I find myself looking at them, and wondering who they are and what they are about. If life has taught me nothing, it is that you can't...
08-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 664
Posted By DeadGrandpa

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called...

There is a non-deet mosquito repellent called REPEL, available at Walmart and Target, that works pretty well against mosquitoes and somewhat against the biting flies. It's made with lemon and...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,588
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Knife edge on nearby Eldorado. Round trip is 10...

Knife edge on nearby Eldorado. Round trip is 10 miles with 6,800 feet of vert. 🤯 That's the North Cascades for you.
...
08-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By oldlady62

When I started riding in June, there weren't many...

When I started riding in June, there weren't many people out on bikes. Lots of walkers, though. Then something happened during July. Me and my neighbor have been riding around the neighborhood a...
Forum: Foo
08-03-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,588
Posted By Seattle Forrest

We had to hike through five miles of woods to get...

We had to hike through five miles of woods to get here, it was worth it.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50182820758_d6c09a640f_o_d.jpg

Grumpy Mount Saint Helens.
...
Forum: Foo
07-31-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,588
Posted By Hondo Gravel

Got in 7 miles today and had to hike fast back to...

Got in 7 miles today and had to hike fast back to my truck to beat the rain.

...
07-31-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,739
Posted By clubman

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last...

Same here. High 30's with Humidex over the last month. Sept thru November is magnificent here. Even November to January is decent.

Any forum guys that want to move to try our green and pleasant...
07-28-20, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By jppe

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power. ...

Heat + Humidity + Older= Lower VO2 & Power.

Just keep your HR down a little lower and keep pedaling!
Forum: Foo
07-28-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,588
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Glacier Peak from Green Mountain, Suiattle River...

Glacier Peak from Green Mountain, Suiattle River below

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50161132958_cdacf72ac5_o_d.jpg
07-26-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By NewATBikeComute

First ever half century!

Well, have not done a lot of cycling this year. Working from home, so no commuting mileage, and my attitude towards making an effort to do, well, anything beyond what I have to do, has been 'I...
07-21-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,658
Posted By downtube42

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of...

Nobody dies of covid, don't you know? They die of pneumonia, their heart stops, they have a stroke, they suffocate. It's not the deaths that matter, just how you categorized them. You don't have to...
07-20-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,658
Posted By jon c.

That's in part because the people making the most...

That's in part because the people making the most money out of the health care system have nothing to do with providing health care. They often know nothing about health care.

Take Rick Scott...
07-10-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By Skullo

Utah cases are surging also

Utah started opening up in the middle of May.Now we are setting new records almost daily.Southern Utah is mostly rural and sparsely populated ,so was spared of much Covid. They are in the green ďnew...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 363,253
Posted By datlas

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by...

There is a useful site to monitor covid-19 by state. Tennessee just turned red.

Velo Vol


https://covidactnow.org/
07-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,104
Posted By Biker395

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the...

I'm feeling the same disappointment with the general public. Mirroring their thoughts about politics, they really don't seem to be able to see the grays between black and white, and use reasonable...
07-08-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 497
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-07-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,739
Posted By indyfabz

You are assuming that he actually felt...

You are assuming that he actually felt threatened. Iím not going to make excuses for people who get called out for flaunting simple rules.
07-05-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By groth

Mini-Parade!

Yes, our Memorial Day and Independence Day parades around here have been canceled. However, we just ride our "float" through town, the same as when we ride it in the regular parade. There's a blue...
06-29-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By CliffordK

It is a lot harder to herd the cats if there is...

It is a lot harder to herd the cats if there is no clear direction from the top, or perhaps one has someone chasing them in the wrong direction.

A widespread interstate shutdown would have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 363,253
Posted By Bah Humbug

I've given up on all of it until further notice. ...

I've given up on all of it until further notice. I think the NFL is kidding itself with its current plans; I only hope they have a realistic backup for the reality we'll be in. But until there's a...
06-16-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By friday1970

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole...

I concur. More bikes are out, even whole families. Mom, Dad, kids, bikes all over the trail. Me swerving to avoid little ones on training wheels.
Not a bad thing.
06-14-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By bikemig

The only person who is trying to turn the science...

The only person who is trying to turn the science on this into politics is one Donald J. Trump. The medical journals are being responsible as to what they publish. You cannot say the same for what...
06-10-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"The Lancet" and the "New England Journal of Medicine" retract HCQ articles

Last month, The Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine published articles which supported a New York study of HCQ saying that it was not effective against COVID 19, and could cause increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 363,253
Posted By bampilot06

weighed myself this morning. Iím down to 170. ...

weighed myself this morning. Iím down to 170. 10 more to go, to reach my goal. I was near 230 this time last year.
06-07-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,414
Posted By genec

It is all about population density... Japan has...

It is all about population density... Japan has a high population density, so should have a high rate of infection... but does not... why? Hmmm. Japan shows 0.72 deaths per 100K, the US shows...
05-30-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,470
Posted By no67el

Kid's Road Bikes--- finally!

So I've been on a search for real(ish) road bike for my two daughters, 7 and 9. They have really liked riding, but their mountain bikes are just heavy and twitchy for the longer road rides we've been...
05-19-20, 03:33 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,222
Posted By wgscott

Or you could just apply very basic critical...

Or you could just apply very basic critical thinking skills.

One remarkably illuminating test is to just ask "under what conditions would the proponent accept that their theory is refuted by the...
05-18-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,560
Posted By canklecat

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing:...

As a twist, things I'll never stop doing: Challenging people who keep tossing around the term "herd immunity" as a euphemism for "let the weak ones die so we can get back to partying like it's...
05-18-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,560
Posted By genec

In this area, don't depend on government,...

In this area, don't depend on government, especially this government.

Private business wants to get going again, and wants to ensure the customer that they are exceeding the minimum...
05-18-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By eaglesandcycling

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely...

lol..wow, you sound like a lovely, lovely individual. jeez, i was simply asking a very general question. try and work on your anger a bit :)
05-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By flangehead

You Make Your Own Safety

ď99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.Ē
― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/18531022)

The statistics, if done "right", are made...
05-13-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,022
Posted By Mad Honk

berner, You could try making "SENSE", but who...

berner,
You could try making "SENSE", but who in this environment would buy it? My world is pretty wacky now. I have good friends who are Physicians, and Morticians, and my wife is a Hospice Social...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 363,253
Posted By Heathpack

My 11am appointment was a recheck exam on a...

My 11am appointment was a recheck exam on a conservatively-managed spinal fractures in a little dog who was attacked by a pit bull 2 weeks ago. Several cervical vertebral fractures, all...
05-08-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,599
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Yeah, I did quit. I did career from ~22 on, and...

Yeah, I did quit. I did career from ~22 on, and hadn't been on a bike since I was 18. All I did was work - I was self-employed, the usual 70 hour work week. Then one day when I was 50, I stumbled on...
05-06-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By 3alarmer

...on this ride, I hit some fresh glass coming...

...on this ride, I hit some fresh glass coming out of a corner that immediately flatted my (brand new) front tyre. After inspecting it very carefully during the repair, I was able to find the cut in...
05-06-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 954
Posted By livedarklions

Imperialist group riders mess up my social distancing

Last Sunday, I was riding on the Daniel Webster Highway through Merrimack NH. This stretch of road has a big breakdown lane, and was very lightly trafficked compared to non-COVID days. In other...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 363,253
Posted By Jadesfire

I went for a walk today during a study break. It...

I went for a walk today during a study break. It is absolutely gorgeous here this weekend. Some of this band's songs came up on my playlist (they've been around for some time but I just discovered...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By illjustride

How to fix a tire blow out during a 100 mile bike ride

Yesterday I blew my tire out during my ride. The plan was to do a century. When it hit the pot hole and got the flat I was so bummed out. I thought the ride was over. And the I realized I can repair...
05-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By eja_ bottecchia

There is so much negativity out there; people...

There is so much negativity out there; people drawing battle lines based on political affiliation. so useless and pointless.

Humanity is facing a challenge, this is not the time for division; ...
Forum: Foo
04-24-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 9,658
Views: 2,003,589
Posted By Lemond1985

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KialZHRdD7A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KialZHRdD7A
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