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06-15-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By texbiker

A GoPro can take photos or video. With the right...

A GoPro can take photos or video. With the right model you can use voice control.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,380
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I rode with a group for about 5 months. Saw...

I rode with a group for about 5 months. Saw exactly this so I stopped. I would cringe every time we approached an intersection. And there were the riders that said, you should have taken it. Nope,...
06-14-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,275
Posted By rdmjr

We'll quit riding. If I can't get my repairs...

We'll quit riding. If I can't get my repairs done at my LBS where I bought it, I'm probably going to stop riding. It's already difficult to find the time to ride; if I have to add time for fixing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,380
Posted By msu2001la

Complaining about the group stopping for a...

Complaining about the group stopping for a changing light is nonsense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,380
Posted By seypat

60 riders at 22-24 is just a couple of slow semis...

60 riders at 22-24 is just a couple of slow semis getting away from the light. You know how irritating it is to be behind those things in your car. Not fast at all. Eventually, a driver reaching that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,380
Posted By Zaskar

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they...

Totally with you MidTNBrad ! I just hope they spot me in the middle waving to them with that vague "Sorry! Thank You!" combo wave.

My club has an annoying - to other cyclists - habit of following...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,380
Posted By MidTNBrad

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows...

I've always hated it when a group i'm in blows through stop lights, runs 4 ways, or turns left across lanes where there's other traffic. That's what gives cyclist a bad name to the average Joe in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By TakingMyTime

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it...

Turn it off when you're done with it. Take it inside and connect it to your charger and top it off. It will then be ready for your next ride, no worries. It's that simple.
06-11-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By spelger

When I ride alone I prefer to be by myself.

When I ride alone I prefer to be by myself.
06-11-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 929
Posted By livedarklions

If I had a choice, I'd probably avoid the 15 mph...

If I had a choice, I'd probably avoid the 15 mph path, but that's just because I like to ride faster than that. But I do a lot of no speed limit MUP riding, and I actually enjoy the practice at...
06-11-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By Ironfish653

‘No Drop’ can mean a number of different things,...

‘No Drop’ can mean a number of different things, depending on the size of the group and the territory you’re covering.
A group of 6-10 riders on the open road may be able to hang together, with ‘No...
06-11-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,275
Posted By ARider2

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly...

This is very bad news indeed. It is nearly impossible for any small business to survive these days and even more so for the LBS given the fact complete bicycles and parts and accessories have been in...
06-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By caloso

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race...

This makes me appreciate the honesty of the race ride. You know going in that if you get dropped, no one is going to wait for you, so be self sufficient and know the way home.
06-11-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By indyfabz

Some people list rides as no drop (sometimes with...

Some people list rides as no drop (sometimes with re-grouping) but also make clear that you are expected to keep the advertised pace. The purpose it to, say, let a C rider know that if he/she shows...
06-11-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,495
Posted By Cpn_Dunsel

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person...

For 'No Drop' rides we have a designated person to make sure no one is left behind. The group keeps going at the advertised pace and at least one rider stays in the rear to make sure no one is left...
06-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By jon c.

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn...

not a problem here. no one ever uses turn signals.
06-04-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,112
Posted By Daniel4

1) Majority of drivers are bad drivers (according...

1) Majority of drivers are bad drivers (according to Expedia's Road Rage report of 2015);
2) Majority of influential voters are drivers;
3) non-drivers are categorized as special interest groups.
...
06-03-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 781
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks for digging the link up. Everybody...

Thanks for digging the link up.

Everybody should have one of these, Varia or no. It will let you charge your phone and other things in an emergency.
06-02-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By cyccommute

He didn’t hit a parked car riding uphill. He ran...

He didn’t hit a parked car riding uphill. He ran the damn thing into a garage and is trying to get Specialized to replace it. With that much frame damage, why isn’t the wheel damaged?
06-01-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,499
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-29-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,392
Posted By 10 Wheels

You got to be dead to not see mine. ...

You got to be dead to not see mine.
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05-27-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By spelger

since we are throwing out free advice here's...

since we are throwing out free advice here's mine... do not take any medical advice from anyone on any forum (this one included). most mean well but most are not doctors. if you don't like the advice...
05-27-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By Iride01

No, not really. The view out the side windows...

No, not really. The view out the side windows doesn't leave you as awestruck with the planet Earth as does the view out the big picture window in front.
05-23-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,369
Posted By Shimagnolo

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered...

And if the cops had been riding in a staggered formation, (as is taught in the MSF courses), the guys on the right could easily have moved left into a single file formation to pass cyclists.
...
05-21-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,098
Posted By spelger

its virtual gravel. how much better/worse than...

its virtual gravel. how much better/worse than virtual pavement can it be?
05-19-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By dedhed

https://www.fastenal.com/content/merch_rules/image...

https://www.fastenal.com/content/merch_rules/images/fcom/content-library/Torque-Tension%20Reference%20Guide.pdf
05-19-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,951
Posted By PDKL45

"So I hear you've been designing the kit for the...

"So I hear you've been designing the kit for the Colombian woman's national cycling team mate. Why'd you take that job?"

"For the lulz. Purely for the lulz."
...
05-18-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,951
Posted By Pop N Wood

Yikes. Might as well paint a bullseye on your...

Yikes. Might as well paint a bullseye on your back as wear that.
05-17-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,951
Posted By curbtender

So a lady asked your friend if he liked his...

So a lady asked your friend if he liked his carbon felt? I'm aghast, lol.
05-16-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By BikeLite

"if water bottles dont fit they may fall out" ~...

"if water bottles dont fit they may fall out" ~ captain obvious
05-15-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By rsbob

I was not referencing elite athletes just the...

I was not referencing elite athletes just the average Joe, like the guy who’s post I quoted. Elites are superhuman compared to weekend athletes, or a bit better, and have amazing cardio/vascular...
05-14-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,489
Posted By rsbob

Hey brain, what part of “absolutely love it”...

Hey brain, what part of “absolutely love it” don’t you understand?

An internet search shows many pages extolling the benefits of moderate, not strenuous, activity for seniors - so his caution is...
05-14-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By jppe

Do you have gasoline?

Colonial Pipeline issues. The toilet paper crisis has now become gasoline......but that’s about the only thing the two have in common????

I got lots of comments about “I guess you don’t have to...
05-13-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,229
Posted By UCantTouchThis

Why would I ask a runner why he is on the...

Why would I ask a runner why he is on the pavement? That has nothing to do with the issue I mention of them running at me in the bike lane. I have done enough searches to know that this is favorable...
05-13-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,229
Posted By UCantTouchThis

The idea is that when a runner runs against...

The idea is that when a runner runs against traffic, they do so but with the idea that if a vehicle is coming, they can easily step up onto the curb to avoid contact. But many don't. I don't mind but...
05-12-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,477
Posted By rsbob

When planning a new ride I preview it on Strava...

When planning a new ride I preview it on Strava maps and look at elevation gains and mileage. I know what I am comfortable with and no longer feel the need to punish myself with hyper-distances or...
05-11-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,477
Posted By rutan74

Just my 2 cents, but this is wacked. FWIW, I...

Just my 2 cents, but this is wacked.

FWIW, I always check the cue sheet and or Map My Ride or Ride with GPS for the route and profile. If it is a group ride, I still check out the details. I...
05-11-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,477
Posted By superdex

I wouldn't sign up for an organized ride that...

I wouldn't sign up for an organized ride that didn't have the route published in some way such that it can be previewed. And yes, absolutely I preview. Strava/RideWGPS, etc. I actually tend to get a...
05-11-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,477
Posted By unterhausen

sometimes you can find a ride on Strava or RWGPS...

sometimes you can find a ride on Strava or RWGPS even though the organizers didn't post a map. Or ask the organizers if they have the route posted online.

To be perfectly honest, I don't trust...
05-09-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By oldwinger14

I took a quick look at the article that you...

I took a quick look at the article that you mentioned. It looked very interesting and I will read it in more detail later. Thx!
05-07-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,228
Posted By _ForceD_

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean...

Would you buy it in that condition? I mean apparently TPC is known for selling quality bike in impeccable condition. IMO...the hole in the fork does make it “broken.”

Dan
05-06-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 14,169
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I had planned to take up fishing but it was too...

I had planned to take up fishing but it was too tough. I looked at the prices of a good reel and pole then figured I'd get more product with a $1,000 bike so I decided on a bike. But I'm not a skinny...
05-04-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,746
Posted By Koyote

Maybe it would be better to call the driver's...

Maybe it would be better to call the driver's employer?
04-28-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,665
Posted By livedarklions

You would be right if it was a left turn lane,...

You would be right if it was a left turn lane, but it wasn't a left turn lane, it was a go straight OR turn left lane. There was a left turn lane to the left of it and a right turn lane to the right...
04-28-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,100
Posted By Iride01

As most any dog trainer will tell you, you don't...

As most any dog trainer will tell you, you don't train the dog, you train the owner.

That's hard to do while being chased by the dog. <grin>
04-26-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,665
Posted By 10 Wheels

What Signal did you use to let him know that you...

What Signal did you use to let him know that you wanted to Turn Left?
04-26-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,502
Posted By stuff shredman

This one is pretty clear to me. The kids were...

This one is pretty clear to me.
The kids were riding in a manner that would get any auto driver arrested. Wheelies? No big deal. Riding on the wrong side of the road playing chicken with cars?...
04-26-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,613
Posted By Ghazmh

I can fit one bike with the front wheel on or two...

I can fit one bike with the front wheel on or two with the front wheels removed in my Honda Fit. It is deceptively spacious inside.
04-26-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,502
Posted By downhillmaster

Careful. Some people in this thread do not...

Careful. Some people in this thread do not appreciate common sense and think that nothing was amiss because the kids were just acting like jerks :rolleyes:
04-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,502
Posted By AlanO

Had they actually obeyed traffic laws the police...

Had they actually obeyed traffic laws the police would not have shown up. Stupid kids could have killed someone.
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