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06-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 776
Posted By Bald Paul

Who said anything about wearing dirty socks day...

Who said anything about wearing dirty socks day after day?
No, I wash my socks after I ride. Can't say that about my shoes, which is why I wear socks. The missus gets mad when the cleats ding up the...
06-14-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,364
Posted By Bald Paul

Okay, let's take your idea and run with it, shall...

Okay, let's take your idea and run with it, shall we?
You can already order a car online, pay for it, and have it delivered to your door. Now, let's just consolidate all the new and used vehicles in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,388
Posted By Bald Paul

Eventually, your "great ride" will meet with some...

Eventually, your "great ride" will meet with some person in their car who looks up from their phone long enough to see their light just turned green, then go back to texting. At that point, the...
06-14-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Bald Paul

And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....

And some say road cycling is too dangerous.....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Bald Paul

If you're not turning the unit off, the...

If you're not turning the unit off, the Bluetooth/ANT+ connection is always powered up, looking for the electronic shifting signals.
I have a Garmin on my bike with Di2. I turn mine off after...
06-11-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 976
Posted By Bald Paul

Best thing to do is to check the trail...

Best thing to do is to check the trail map/brochure online.
The "Thermal Belt Rail Trail" (Rutherfordton to Forest City, NC) specifically states that the speed limit on the trail is 15 MPH....
06-11-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Bald Paul

And that, boys and girls, is why I stay with...

And that, boys and girls, is why I stay with clinchers until this issue gets sorted out.
06-11-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,500
Posted By Bald Paul

"No Drop" rides

How does your local riding club approach an advertised "No Drop" ride?

I've been on rides where the posted ride speed is immediately exceeded by 2-3 MPH, and invariably, someone will get dropped...
06-10-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Bald Paul

I just outfitted my bike with two GoPro Hero 8...

I just outfitted my bike with two GoPro Hero 8 cameras, one mounted looking forward, the other one looks rearward. The rear camera (more important in my opinion, since that is usually the direction...
06-10-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 14,177
Posted By Bald Paul

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then...

Bingo. Really is worth renting it online. Then you would understand what was actually going on.
And stuffing a pump into a rider's front wheel, causing him to crash, is a prank? What would you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Bald Paul

Boyd wheels actually posted a WARNING about...

Boyd wheels actually posted a WARNING about trying to mount GP5000 tubeless on their carbon wheels:
A word of warning regarding Continental GP5000 TL tires. – Boyd Cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,884
Views: 370,669
Posted By Bald Paul

Just a friendly group of guys..... Breaking...

Just a friendly group of guys.....

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06-06-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the...

I'm going to take a wild guess here and say the OP is NOT an engineering student.
06-02-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By Bald Paul

Only because it's too insulting today to place...

Only because it's too insulting today to place the "You're Probably Too Stupid To Be On This" sticker on the top tube.
06-02-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,927
Posted By Bald Paul

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-31-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 782
Posted By Bald Paul

Yup, something like this: Amazon.com: Anker...

Yup, something like this:
Amazon.com: Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger, Ultra-Compact 5000mAh External Battery with Fast-Charging Technology, Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and...
05-29-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,297
Posted By Bald Paul

Those only help when you realize you're about to...

Those only help when you realize you're about to crash. :roflmao2:
05-23-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Bald Paul

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-22-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bald Paul

It's okay. They all pulled over later on and...

It's okay. They all pulled over later on and wrote themselves tickets.
05-20-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 708
Posted By Bald Paul

I think a KOM in Florida means King of the...

I think a KOM in Florida means King of the Molehill. :lol:
05-19-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 4,275
Posted By Bald Paul

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as...

To me, renewing the sealer every six months as recommended, and then de-mounting the tires once a year to remove all the old dried out sealant (again, recommended) just wasn't worth it. My riding...
05-19-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,549
Posted By Bald Paul

People, please, this was NOT a case of road rage...

People, please, this was NOT a case of road rage against a cyclist, by whatever race/education level/fitness level/etc. perpetrator you insist on pigeon-holing them into.
This was an attack by a...
05-09-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,678
Posted By Bald Paul

Being a Trek dealer would only limit their...

Being a Trek dealer would only limit their ability to work on other brands as far as some parts availability - and that's a stretch.
Let's face it - the vast majority of bikes (other than big box...
05-08-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Bald Paul

With the wireless unit and E-tube app, you can...

With the wireless unit and E-tube app, you can configure your system the way you want. For instance, I have my hood buttons programmed to scroll the screens on my Garmin 830. You can also program the...
05-03-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,160
Posted By Bald Paul

I don't think there is any one 'sure fire' method...

I don't think there is any one 'sure fire' method of stopping a chasing dog. Every dog reacts differently.
I have had many dogs give chase. Some will run along the edge of their yard, but never come...
04-27-21, 08:35 AM
04-22-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,601
Posted By Bald Paul

Okay, I'll bite. They were acting like jerks....

Okay, I'll bite.
They were acting like jerks. The police officers stopped them, asked them politely not to ride like jerks. A couple of them got loud mouthed and got what they deserved, using a...
04-21-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Bald Paul

As a retired automotive professional (regional...

As a retired automotive professional (regional troubleshooter / instructor for an import car manufacturer) I've had quite a bit of experience with driver assist systems.
I can tell you this: NONE of...
04-18-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,058
Posted By Bald Paul

Aren't all "team" kits sort of matchy-matchy? ...

Aren't all "team" kits sort of matchy-matchy?

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Stella is my wife, who is...
04-17-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,783
Posted By Bald Paul

I try to give my LBS as much business as I can. ...

I try to give my LBS as much business as I can.
Sure, it may cost a bit more than online, but it's also nice to know that the shop is there, with an experienced bicycle mechanic, equipped with all...
04-17-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,058
Posted By Bald Paul

When I was ordering my custom frameset, they...

When I was ordering my custom frameset, they asked what color I wanted. I really couldn't decide, so I told them to just apply some clear coat.
Have to admit, the result wasn't what I expected....
04-15-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,446
Posted By Bald Paul

Corrected your spelling for you. ;)

Corrected your spelling for you. ;)
04-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25,910
Views: 2,640,213
Posted By Bald Paul

Wet paws

My neighbor and I rode in the "Tour de Paws" charity ride to raise money for the Spartanburg Humane Society. Originally, the route was 36 miles, but somewhere around mile 7 the rain (which was...
04-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,709
Posted By Bald Paul

Not if the person pays by credit card. Now they...

Not if the person pays by credit card. Now they have your CC information, and that $2.99 charge will swell to $2999.00 or more in an instant.
04-04-21, 04:17 PM
04-01-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Bald Paul

April Fools!

I don't know, but something about my ride on Zwift was a bit different today!

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04-01-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By Bald Paul

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims...

I'm originally from the Boston area, where claims of the "World's Worst Drivers" aren't necessarily unfounded.
The use of turn signals there is considered a sign of weakness. It's so bad that the...
03-24-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,828
Posted By Bald Paul

Even without pictures, I think we've identified...

Even without pictures, I think we've identified the 'malfunction' here.
03-23-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9,305
Views: 3,693,963
Posted By Bald Paul

You mean like this? Not a picture of me,...

You mean like this?
Not a picture of me, obviously, as I was behind the lens.
And I'm old.
And slow.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By Bald Paul

I've never been a fan of the 'padded' bar tapes....

I've never been a fan of the 'padded' bar tapes. To me, all they do is make the wrapping process more difficult, and they really don't add enough padding to make the effort worthwhile.
I just use...
03-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By Bald Paul

For crying out loud, the OP is asking about a HRM...

For crying out loud, the OP is asking about a HRM for under $60 that will work with his smart phone.
Here you go:
Amazon.com : Wahoo Fitness TICKR Heart Rate Monitor, Bluetooth/ANT+, White : Sports...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,400
Posted By Bald Paul

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"
03-02-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bald Paul

I've been an automotive professional (technician,...

I've been an automotive professional (technician, instructor, regional troubleshooter for an import manufacturer) until my retirement. I've also been cycling since the 70s.
Car technology has been...
03-02-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,860
Posted By Bald Paul

Just do a search for Shimano SM-SH45. They are...

Just do a search for Shimano SM-SH45. They are about $15 a pair on Amazon. Best part is that when you take them off, they sort of lock together and can be stuffed in a jersey pocket. ...
02-24-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,673
Posted By Bald Paul

If you feel like you may have to pee soon, don't...

If you feel like you may have to pee soon, don't ride past that restroom, thinking you'll just use the next one.
02-23-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,830
Posted By Bald Paul

It means when you're stopped, and standing by...

It means when you're stopped, and standing by your sleek new bike at a rest stop, you'll look faster.
02-23-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,830
Posted By Bald Paul

When you get a new, sleek bike, you'll notice an...

When you get a new, sleek bike, you'll notice an immediate jump in your rest stop FTP. :thumb:
02-22-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,911
Posted By Bald Paul

If you see me running, be kind and distract the...

If you see me running, be kind and distract the grizzly bear chasing me.
02-21-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,024
Posted By Bald Paul

Being the 'dad' of four rescue dogs, I understand...

Being the 'dad' of four rescue dogs, I understand that having dogs comes with responsibility, not only to the dogs (food, shelter, health care) but to the public that may interact with them....
02-21-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,229
Posted By Bald Paul

(My doctor) "Curl up on your side and pull your...

(My doctor) "Curl up on your side and pull your pants down"
(Me, knowing what was coming) "Do we really have to do this?"
(Doc) "It's not exactly my favorite part, either, y'know." :roflmao:
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