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11-17-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,579
Posted By llj

There's this belief here that Wal-Mart only sells...

There's this belief here that Wal-Mart only sells sub $200 bikes. While I can't attest to the quality of them, a gander at their website reveals that they do sell some bikes in the $500 to $800...
11-03-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,911
Posted By llj

When I started cycling again after 2 decades, the...

When I started cycling again after 2 decades, the first thing I noticed was that all sorts of bugs tend to hit my face when I'm riding. Sometimes they hit my glasses and leave a vaseline-like smudge...
11-02-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,182
Posted By llj

Well, I don't actually count them, but if I walk...

Well, I don't actually count them, but if I walk down a heavy bike traffic street (and I do, regularly), usually up to 20 riders can go by within 10 minutes. For a 30-40 minute walk down that same...
11-02-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,182
Posted By llj

I'm around the Toronto area fwiw. I'd say on a...

I'm around the Toronto area fwiw. I'd say on a typical day I see about 1 out of every 75 male riders riding a mixte. Usually an older gent, though I've seen maybe 1 or 2 younger men riding a mixte...
11-01-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,182
Posted By llj

Go into any used bike store and you'll find...

Go into any used bike store and you'll find nothing but mixtes. They are slow sellers, and plentiful. There definitely is still something of a chauvinistic attitude towards them. And women cyclists...
10-31-16, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,376
Posted By llj

Oh, I'm not saying it's a better alternative,...

Oh, I'm not saying it's a better alternative, speedwise, compared to a bike lane or the road. I just can't agree that having a bike and going slow and on a sidewalk is a waste. Look at those...
10-31-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,376
Posted By llj

Even at the slowest sustainable speed, a bike is...

Even at the slowest sustainable speed, a bike is still more than 2x as fast as a person walking. So you'd still be cutting your travel time at least by half. Gotta admit, that's still pretty huge!
10-31-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By llj

If he's a decent bike rider, at 18 he should be...

If he's a decent bike rider, at 18 he should be fine as long as he brings the right provisions.


I mean, recently some 14 year old girl biked and hitchhiked from Germany to Poland...
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10-27-16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,740
Posted By llj

Not really a zombie thread. The original post was...

Not really a zombie thread. The original post was posted only a little over a month ago. So IMO this thread is still a fresh corpse. Not yet zombie.;)
10-24-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,253
Posted By llj

3. None of them are even close to high end. Not...

3. None of them are even close to high end. Not even mid-end. 2 are standard older department store bikes. My current go-to is a Schwinn GS Frontier from the 90s, updated with mostly newer components.
10-24-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 25,115
Posted By llj

Yesterday. I rode through areas in my city where...

Yesterday. I rode through areas in my city where I hadn't been before. Also explored a college campus I'd only seen from afar or walked by briefly. I have been toying with the notion of going back to...
10-24-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,543
Posted By llj

I'm new here, but on boards I've been to,...

I'm new here, but on boards I've been to, nonsensical answers are often actually offshoots or evolutions of the original topic (which is natural in any conversation) or, the post is an in-joke for...
10-24-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,664
Posted By llj

So many people are so afraid of "looking uncool"...

So many people are so afraid of "looking uncool" that a lot of them end up not doing anything. Social acceptance is still a large part of our western society. Probably always will be. What's a pity...
10-22-16, 06:01 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 46,091
Posted By llj

I mainly walk everywhere I go, but try to fit in...

I mainly walk everywhere I go, but try to fit in rollerblading and cycling whenever I can. None of them for exercise, just the fun and variety of the 'feel' of the 3 modes of motion. Cycling...
10-22-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,949
Posted By llj

Most of the posts here were last year, so here's...

Most of the posts here were last year, so here's an update on the Toronto side. I actually live outside the downtown area, so riding off the road and on sidewalks is more "accepted" around my parts,...
10-21-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
Posted By llj

Eheh. Raymond Bykes.

Eheh. Raymond Bykes.
10-20-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,296
Posted By llj

I tend to believe an adult cyclist probably won't...

I tend to believe an adult cyclist probably won't really know what their ideal bike will be just after riding 1 bike, let alone starting out. Every cyclist has an opinion of their own, but everyone...
10-20-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By llj

I listen to the radio in the morning and then...

I listen to the radio in the morning and then decide how to schedule my day around the weather.
10-19-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,441
Posted By llj

The craftsmanship and attention to detail here is...

The craftsmanship and attention to detail here is amazing.
10-19-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,740
Posted By llj

On average they probably won't fall apart and...

On average they probably won't fall apart and impale you out of the blue, but very likely you'll notice subtle problems by around the 20th ride. From my experience, the first thing that starts going...
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