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02-23-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 468
Posted By Hypno Toad

Why Canadians Can't Bike in the Winter (but Finnish people can)

Love this short documentary:

https://youtu.be/Uhx-26GfCBU
02-23-21, 03:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,725
Posted By Outrider1

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today...

Just reread this thread and I'm motivated! Today I'm going to ride my Goldwing on the local MUP and drop the ebike riders!
02-22-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,010
Posted By big john

I don't subscribe to this and only "take the...

I don't subscribe to this and only "take the lane" under extreme conditions.
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,725
Posted By indyfabz

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are...

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are substituting their rides for car use, which isnít always correct. In fact, I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their...
Forum: Foo
02-21-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 754
Posted By jack pot

if you just want to FLY i suggest you consider an...

if you just want to FLY i suggest you consider an AUTOGYRO ... check them out ... they are very safe and reliable and the learning curve is short ... safer than ultra lights ''' cheaper than a...
02-19-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,123
Posted By 10 Wheels

Good idea ...

Good idea
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02-18-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 841
Posted By Rage

That seems like an exceptionally bad idea.

That seems like an exceptionally bad idea.
02-10-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,113
Posted By dieselgoat

Stupid Strava entries

It's amazing what some folks upload to Strava. Of the people I follow, one of them titled an "activity" as "Cleaning the house." That must've been a high intensity cleaning. Another one went to the...
02-09-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,407
Posted By noimagination

I think you're chasing a chimera. And, I...

I think you're chasing a chimera. And, I fundamentally disagree with trying to exclude others from using bike paths/bikeways/MUPs as they see fit just to make life more convenient for cyclists.
-...
Forum: Foo
12-31-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 938
Posted By wgscott

Do you think '21 is going to be a good year?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BKPyL152jQ
12-31-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,441
Posted By shopco43

Garcetti does not have the Constitutional...

Garcetti does not have the Constitutional authority to create a law so he issues a mandate or guideline or whatever. One is still free to do as he pleases as far as wearing a mask or gathering,...
12-31-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By mstateglfr

First off, way to go out on a limb with that...

First off, way to go out on a limb with that prediction. Vegas is really scared they may need to pay out big if it happens.*** Next you will predict that water is wet.

Secondly, here is a quick...
12-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,734
Posted By BobbyG

There are crank-forward bikes and taller...

There are crank-forward bikes and taller recumbents where your head is basically the same height off the ground as on a diamond-frame road bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,257
Posted By Koyote

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching...

You guys are all pikers. 35 years teaching college students has given me a huge trove of sad stories: academic dishonesty, excuses for missing exams, etc. At almost every gathering of college...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,257
Posted By big john

In decades of servicing cars at gas stations and...

In decades of servicing cars at gas stations and car dealers there have been many. One time I worked at a gas station. Lady needs a transmission rebuild, we tell her we will remove the transmission...
12-10-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,081
Posted By Classtime

I think the question is, ďWhy do cyclists today...

I think the question is, ďWhy do cyclists today need such low gears?Ē I am glad motors donít fit in vintage frame tubes. And Iím cranky today. Sorry.
11-14-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,360
Posted By Ald1

Amen to that! When I got back into cycling, three...

Amen to that! When I got back into cycling, three years ago, at age 65 and slightly overweigh, I went into a shop to look at a leftover Domane for 6k. I stood around the expensive bikes and was...
11-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,360
Posted By GlennR

BTW, not all snobs are customers. When i was...

BTW, not all snobs are customers.

When i was shopping for my Emonda SLR Project One I stopped in and was ignored. Maybe because they saw me pull up on a 15 year old Honda Civic with dents.
...
11-13-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,360
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife was a maternity nurse for 15 years, she...

My wife was a maternity nurse for 15 years, she always told me that the worst patient was the wife\girlfriend\baby mama of a doctor. She had a patient once that was the wife of a heart surgeon that...
11-13-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,360
Posted By Russ Roth

The worst are the really rich and the wanna be...

The worst are the really rich and the wanna be rich, both are cheap and demanding in general. The true middle to upper middle class tend to be generous. Rochester, NY was the worst for tips,...
11-13-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,360
Posted By veganbikes

Ehhh we had to borrow a floor pump and a shock...

Ehhh we had to borrow a floor pump and a shock pump at a shop on a camping trip our company was on and I bought them beer, they were all quite happy even if it was just to borrow something mundane...
11-03-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,479
Posted By Het Volk

Yup. Better to be sitting on his ass gaming. ...

Yup. Better to be sitting on his ass gaming. Good post.
10-26-20, 12:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By totheDude

Agree. I don’t understand those people who need...

Agree. I don’t understand those people who need to take their music to the outdoors.
Let me be very clear: when I go outdoors, I most definitely do not care for YOUR music. To me, that’s sound...
10-26-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By yamsyamsyams

On the trails people are usually looking to relax...

On the trails people are usually looking to relax and get away, and Iíve found that they generally react negatively to those who have loud music blaring while on trail.
10-25-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By mstateglfr

If the crowd wants to be entertained, great. ...

If the crowd wants to be entertained, great. Otherwise, you are just being obnoxious and forcing everyone to listen to Whitesnake and Warrant.

You don't need a dynamo hub to play a speaker-...
10-25-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 923
Posted By shelbyfv

You could put music on your phone and save...

You could put music on your phone and save $300....
10-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,163
Posted By BobbyG

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.
10-18-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Also the crepuscular cretins - the motorists that...

Also the crepuscular cretins - the motorists that refuse to turn on their lights during low light mornings and evenings.
10-17-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By rydabent

Be careful this time of year

This is the time of the year to be careful of the seasonal hazard-------------leaves. Wet leaves will put you on the ground in an instant, just like sand or gravel in a corner.
10-17-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,618
Posted By wphamilton

Why would we want our tail light to be a blinding...

Why would we want our tail light to be a blinding bright white like the headlight? That's asking to get run over.

The red reflector/filter is always going to drop the intensity some. You can get...
Forum: Touring
10-17-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By balto charlie

I am just curios why people don't use their cell...

I am just curios why people don't use their cell phones GPS. I always carry a battery pack for backup. I think I get 3 charges on it. I tend to use Ridewithgps. For a long tour I download the maps,...
10-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,798
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way....

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way. Can't afford one, and I'm happy with my Strada, but damn those things are nice looking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWM-3St6YAY
10-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,706
Posted By sarhog

Iíve discovered routes that I doubt Iíd ever...

Iíve discovered routes that I doubt Iíd ever stumble across otherwise by looking at the fly by page.
10-13-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 103,873
Posted By bOsscO

I already posted this in the 'Photo of the...

I already posted this in the 'Photo of the day/week/whatever' thread but since you're all posting harvest pics, we're harvesting cranberries up here....
10-12-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,445
Posted By Darth Lefty

Not to mention the longer you're out there the...

Not to mention the longer you're out there the higher your odds to get run down by a driver, and then your numbers really drop
10-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 951
Posted By Gary in NJ

When I got the cycling bug this summer the only...

When I got the cycling bug this summer the only bike available to me was my son's 5 year old Marlin 5, very similar to the 6 (in 2015 it has a 12-34 cassette). After a few rides I too thought I was a...
10-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 103,873
Posted By steelbikeguy

Sunsets and sunrises are definitely the times of...

Sunsets and sunrises are definitely the times of day when you are likely to stop the bike and dig the camera out of the bag or pocket! The colors and the dramatic lighting just don't happen at...
10-11-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,499
Posted By asgelle

Yes, they both have two wheels, a saddle, and...

Yes, they both have two wheels, a saddle, and pedals. Other than that there are great differences between the frames. Look closer.
Forum: Foo
10-11-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,158
Posted By P.L.Jensen

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10-09-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 924
Posted By ooga-booga

"you can check out any time you like but you can...

"you can check out any time you like but you can never leave..."
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,708
Posted By phrantic09

This is what I donít get about the LBS. If itís...

This is what I donít get about the LBS. If itís three days until they can get to you, why do you have to leave your bike that long? If itís 7 days for a tune, why canít you drop it in the AM on day 7...
10-06-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,493
Posted By shelbyfv

:bang:

:bang:
10-06-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,493
Posted By kingston

I probably spend $2-3k per year and ride 5-6k...

I probably spend $2-3k per year and ride 5-6k miles, so around 40-50Ę/mile I'm into randonneuring, so a lot of my expenses go to travel, hotel and food.

This got me thinking, I could flip the...
10-06-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,493
Posted By L134

I use the IRS standard mileage rate.

I use the IRS standard mileage rate.
10-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,675
Posted By Random11

My first century

I rode my first century today--104 miles. I read Tomm Williams' thread on his century and I took the easy way out. Flat multi-use path, temperature in the 70s, and did four out-and-backs to total up...
10-03-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,972
Posted By HD3andMe

TLDR; this guy really likes his ancient hardtail,...

TLDR; this guy really likes his ancient hardtail, despite having a rudimentary understanding of frame geometry and how it affects the way a bike performs.
10-02-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,059
Posted By gear64

I can't stand him, can't even imagine another...

I can't stand him, can't even imagine another four years of his crap, but don't wish bad health on anyone. If he's barely affected, it will justify his stance the entire time. The whole point was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By mattcalifornia

You should really update to more current...

You should really update to more current technology. Are you aware of fountain pens? ; )
10-02-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,059
Posted By spdntrxi

bunch of ****bags on this site (and others)... ...

bunch of ****bags on this site (and others)... you dont have to like him( I dont as POTUS) , but I dont think a lot of you are right in the head.
09-29-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,759
Posted By Milton Keynes

The worst thing is they won't even wave when they...

The worst thing is they won't even wave when they pass you.
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