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07-02-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By BobbyG

If you're gonna "go" kickin' and screamin', might...

If you're gonna "go" kickin' and screamin', might as well put a bike between your legs!
Wishing you and everyone here many years of good health!
06-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,220
Posted By BobbyG

It happens to me with cars, why not with...

It happens to me with cars, why not with motorcycles? I don't remember it happening to me with a motorcycle, and I don;t think it happens too often to me with cars, but then, I may be used to it by...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By BobbyG

Hi, Neighbor!...

I was 8 miles from the house and one mile from the office when my cell phone rang. I wear an earbud and clicked to answer the call.
"Hey Bob it's your neighbor, R______."

My wife had left for...
06-18-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By BobbyG

Bad cops will use any excuse to stop...

Bad cops will use any excuse to stop somebody...or make one up. In this case it was biking at night without a light. I agree with the linked story; had there been widely shared video of the death...
06-16-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By BobbyG

Bike commuting home in the winter after sunset, I...

Bike commuting home in the winter after sunset, I have often thought about distributing lights to the homeless and indigent who bike. Yes, batteries could be an issue, but perhaps it could be...
06-16-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 7,904
Posted By BobbyG

"Change your mind?" Well, there's always the...

"Change your mind?" Well, there's always the Ludovico Techique.
(...although there is a small risk of recidivism.)...
06-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By BobbyG

I used to collect and shoot photos with old...

I used to collect and shoot photos with old cameras, until color film became more expensive and less convenient to process. (Wal-Mart used to develop 35mm color film on site for $2.75, no prints, I'd...
06-13-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By BobbyG

It really depends on how busy the MUP is. When...

It really depends on how busy the MUP is. When empty they are fantastic! When busy, I hit the streets. And then I suppose it matters how busy the streets are.
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,458
Posted By BobbyG

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately...

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately transports me back to the summer of 1978, when I was 16 and spent my summer working in my uncle's olive and cherry warehouse near Armitage and Pulaski...
06-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,958
Posted By BobbyG

It's not the vehicle, its the driver.

It's not the vehicle, its the driver.
06-11-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my...

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my rides for years. The goal remains the same, to document trouble, just in case. But in 6 years I have not had any sort of serious trouble in traffic,...
06-07-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 842
Posted By BobbyG

I commute through a hilly town (Colorado...

I commute through a hilly town (Colorado Springs). I am always hunting gears and fidgiting. For many years all I had was my one 21-speed MTB with trigger shifters right where the grips are, so I...
06-06-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By BobbyG

Zero grams: ...

Zero grams:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/upside_down_bike1_60385fc44517a181339af1689eaf262f3eb96d99.jpeg
06-06-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,897
Posted By BobbyG

"911, what is your emergency?" "Yeah, this...

"911, what is your emergency?"

"Yeah, this is Fuji US headquarters at 10940 Dutton Road in Philadelphia. Our video surveillance shows there are some looters ransacking our offices and destroying...
06-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,622
Posted By BobbyG

I know you're joking, but I ride with an...

I know you're joking, but I ride with an AirZound. Since it is so loud, I can signal a polite toot or two from a great distance away so it's not so loud and scary, and give the pedestrians plenty...
06-03-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By BobbyG

Ride them and pick the one that speaks to you.

Ride them and pick the one that speaks to you.
06-03-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,877
Posted By BobbyG

NO, YOU'RE INCREASINGLY ARGUMENTATIVE, SNARKY AND...

NO, YOU'RE INCREASINGLY ARGUMENTATIVE, SNARKY AND CONVOLUTED! NO, YOU'RE RAMBLING AND INCONSEQUENTIAL!
WE'RE ALL STILL FRIENDLY, COURTEOUS AND HELPFUL...YOU JERK!

(And now, because it is an...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By BobbyG

Backpack...New & Slightly Improved

After a comprehensive internet search including in-person evaluations at local stores I decided to replace my 7 year old backpack with the same model...a Swissgear 1696 ($59.99 from Swissgear.com)
...
05-30-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,063
Posted By BobbyG

wafranklin Give heed to all of the above caveats...

wafranklin Give heed to all of the above caveats regarding confrontation and giving in to rage.

I began using a helmet cam six years ago to record my rides in case there was trouble, like an...
05-28-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 732
Posted By BobbyG

So very different from the mud, snow and ice of...

So very different from the mud, snow and ice of the trails.
Forum: Touring
05-27-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,752
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound airhorn. ...

AirZound airhorn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

I use the horn for cars and a bell for pedestrians. But if I get no response after a couple of tries, the horn is next.

Also, I...
05-27-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome to bikeforums! First, let me post a...

Welcome to bikeforums!
First, let me post a link to the bikes:

https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-neon-5-2020-hybrid-bike-EV339959...
05-26-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,023
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute and have been using a...

I mostly commute and have been using a glasses-mount take-a-look mirror for decades. I also have a bar-end mirror on all my bikes. I usually see vehicles coming up behind me, but there are times...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By BobbyG

It's a couple of bungee cords strung through the...

It's a couple of bungee cords strung through the seat frame and around the front of the seatpost, then secured to the rear of the rack.

I have one setup on my two bikes with a rack, So I don't...
05-20-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,343
Posted By BobbyG

When I began using a helmet cam in 2014 and began...

When I began using a helmet cam in 2014 and began reviewing my rides, I thought I would document all sorts of bad driver behavior. What I discovered was my own bad behavior.

I still over-react...
05-19-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,558
Posted By BobbyG

Don't let snobs steal your joy.

Don't let snobs steal your joy.
05-18-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By BobbyG

Joined a Honkin' Graduation Parade...

I was riding home, and when I reached this intersection I heard honking off to my left. It turned out to be some sort of graduation celebration caravan. I've been riding with an AirZound airhorns for...
05-16-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 447
Posted By BobbyG

Here's my 90s MTB drop bar conversion from last...

Here's my 90s MTB drop bar conversion from last fall:
https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1184223-count-me-one-converted.html

you could go turn off the indexing for the rear...
05-15-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,142
Posted By BobbyG

A small decal or sticker could be placed almost...

A small decal or sticker could be placed almost anywhere on a bike...I think somewhere on the front fork would be classy.

Or you could dress as the team mascot.
05-13-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 814
Posted By BobbyG

This timely blog post from Jan Heine shares my...

This timely blog post from Jan Heine shares my disdain for "shoulder knobs" which the Maxxis Aspens you linked to have.
https://www.renehersecycles.com/why-we-dont-like-shoulder-knobs/
05-10-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By BobbyG

What is this "season" that you speak of? ...

What is this "season" that you speak of?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFUC5j6Ask&list=PLf3ojHz4OgojXJqeh7c5TfAHK4EOymjDg&index=6
05-09-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

The mini-pump holder at the bottom is very...

The mini-pump holder at the bottom is very clever! Super nice job!
05-06-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,143
Posted By BobbyG

If you have quick release wheels and a quick...

If you have quick release wheels and a quick release seatpost, two trips may be easier than one (your knees may disagree).

Even removing just the front wheel may lighten things enough, or remove...
05-03-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By BobbyG

Boom Goes the Bicycle...

Forbes ran this article a couple of days ago on May 1st about the 1970s "bike boom"......
05-01-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By BobbyG

I looked it up...Sept 30, 2016. ...

I looked it up...Sept 30, 2016.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hero-oregon-cowboy-lassoes-attempted-bike-thief/

Well, it was new to me.
04-30-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,371
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and wear moisture-wicking black golf...

I commute and wear moisture-wicking black golf shorts with a belt. The pockets come in handy for holding my gloves, and I carry my keys in my left front pocket, tethered to a belt loop. I wear a...
04-30-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 785
Posted By BobbyG

Cowboy Lassoes Would-Be Bike Thief in Wal-Mart Parking Lot...

Very cool...

https://vimeo.com/370138066?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR1GtQ4WqltwCkcwTTv5dFNNgw3GcbWs6iHPsSXrRojC-R4DQnXsXUYuN20
04-28-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 653
Posted By BobbyG

FWIW: ...

FWIW:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/376744-ultimate-hopefully-raleigh-grand-prix-thread.html
Forum: Commuting
04-26-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 249
Posted By BobbyG

Commuter Reunion...

Between reduced hours, working from home and the need to ferry large, bulky items to the office and back during the isolation/lock-down, I haven't been doing any real commute rides...so I've been...
04-24-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By BobbyG

I'm sorry ZIPP2001 , where was the "dockside" you...

I'm sorry ZIPP2001 , where was the "dockside" you kept talking about? ...just kidding. Congrats on the new bridge...what a cool surprise!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By BobbyG

Yes. I checked my notes and I have run Kenda...

Yes.

I checked my notes and I have run Kenda Kwests a couple of times (700x32) on my old road bike, and possibly 700x38 on my newer commuter (edit...yes on the commuter). The Kwests rolled nicely...
04-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 911
Posted By BobbyG

Yes...a colonoscopy. And yes, I'm serious.

Yes...a colonoscopy.

And yes, I'm serious.
04-18-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By BobbyG

Covering the branding is good, but then adding...

Covering the branding is good, but then adding custom branding is even better. I suggest re-branding it as a "Corona" and make the model the "Covid-19". Then people should keep at least 6 feet away....
Forum: Commuting
04-13-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,263
Posted By BobbyG

Two...helmet and bike. Although for the dark...

Two...helmet and bike. Although for the dark winter commutes home I wear LED shoes and a reflective vest and other stuff...a lot of other stuff...probably overkill......
04-11-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By BobbyG

Not yet. But the older I get, the more low...

Not yet. But the older I get, the more low step-over height appeals to me.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,134
Posted By BobbyG

What Papa Tom said...Also in the morning and...

What Papa Tom said...Also in the morning and afternoon when the sun is low and in driver's eyes, having a flashing light really helps with visibility.

I recently replaced my helmet light with one...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By BobbyG

The 'Accidental' Commutist...

I have not been commuting since the office has gone to reduced hours/reduced staff due to Covid-19. I can do a little more than half my work from home, but there is some I must do there. However,...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,078
Posted By BobbyG

Delta AirZound ...

Delta AirZound
https://designbydelta.com/collections/accessories/products/arizound-horn
04-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By BobbyG

Keepin' It Interesting...

I had posted in the commute forum about finding the motivation to ride when commuting is your main mode, and your commute is suspended.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By BobbyG

...and I did it! I rode down to my...

...and I did it! I rode down to my Step-daughter's and was rewarded with the sight of my wife's car. I texted her and got waves from them both. Then I headed back home, uphill, but with a...
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