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03-18-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By Helldorado

Mud Hating Gravel Riders Discussion & Support Group

I love gravel riding. Love it. But I hate it when it gets muddy. If I know that the ride will be muddy - I don't go. If an otherwise dry ride has a muddy patch or section, I grit my teeth really...
02-24-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

On second inspection, it was not a glass shard at...

On second inspection, it was not a glass shard at all - it was plastic. Should I have removed it? Could it have been left in? Plastic will, eventually, wear down and degrade, yes? Maybe that was...
02-23-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

UPDATE: First I appreciate all the suggestions...

UPDATE:
First I appreciate all the suggestions that have been offered. I read each and every one and considered them all carefully.

After yet another (nearly) sleepless night pondering this...
02-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By Helldorado

$4k submitted to World Bicycle Relief - good...

$4k submitted to World Bicycle Relief - good suggestion and a worthy cause, thanks.
Attempted $4k deposit to your PayPal account but received error message: "Sorry, that account has been...
01-17-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 22,395
Posted By Helldorado

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On the Banks-Vernonia trial (Oregon)

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Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,582
Posted By Helldorado

Perhaps you shouldn't be driving if this is too...

Perhaps you shouldn't be driving if this is too confusing for you. Just sayin'...
01-07-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Helldorado

Further update: took the bike and the bar to my...

Further update: took the bike and the bar to my LBS here in Tacoma (Tacoma Bike on 6th Ave). The chief mechanic took one look and told me: "No big deal. They make shims for this. It'll be...
12-29-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

Wrong. I never said that i don't care about...

Wrong. I never said that i don't care about others and you have insufficient evidence to come to that conclusion based on m y comments. But when it comes to life and limb, my life and limb trump not...
12-29-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

It's a matter of perspective. When automobile...

It's a matter of perspective. When automobile drivers stop killing cyclists and then shrugging "Gee, I never saw him..." then cyclists will stop using bright flashing lights. Until then, flash on!
12-25-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 738
Views: 69,446
Posted By Helldorado

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12-05-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,097
Posted By Helldorado

Based on the cycling infrastructure (or lack...

Based on the cycling infrastructure (or lack thereof) where I live, this national organization is not very effective at all. I would get involved at a local level and not waste your time and money...
12-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By Helldorado

You're overthinking this. Just get a nice bike...

You're overthinking this. Just get a nice bike with wide tires and go ride. It's not a moon launch, you know...
12-01-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,871
Posted By Helldorado

I thought that's why they built the Mall Of The...

I thought that's why they built the Mall Of The Americas - so you people wouldn't have to do stuff like that.
11-15-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By Helldorado

Bike too quiet? There's always this (remember?) ...

Bike too quiet? There's always this (remember?)

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11-15-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,502
Posted By Helldorado

Lay of the Doritos and the couch and get in the...

Lay of the Doritos and the couch and get in the saddle. In three months you will feel stronger.
11-15-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,415
Posted By Helldorado

Watching cycling videos from helmet cams are...

Watching cycling videos from helmet cams are usually nausea and vertigo inducing; the POV moves around too much. The camera lacks the image stabilizing mechanism that our heads have, which involves...
Replies: 62
Views: 12,897
Posted By Helldorado

Hambini is absolutely correct: manufacturers...

Hambini is absolutely correct: manufacturers selling bikes for thousands of $$ with major QC issues that should have been caught before leaving the factory should be exposed and shamed. I purchased...
11-13-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,906
Posted By Helldorado

Most if not all rich folk get what they want,...

Most if not all rich folk get what they want, when they want it, right? So why not this guy? C'mon, lets try to understand a little!
Forum: Commuting
11-09-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

In other words, it rains a lot? Yeah, that's...

In other words, it rains a lot? Yeah, that's what I said earlier.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

You seem to know a lot about this. Could you...

You seem to know a lot about this. Could you please post a link to some sort of published nomogram that correlates rain intensity with sock soak time? Like on the vertical axis it would show...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

"Rain rate?" Is there an app for that? Is that...

"Rain rate?" Is there an app for that? Is that something you expect the average cyclist to know or figure out? You must be a meteorologist. It was raining sufficiently hard to completely soak...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15,476
Views: 11,590,436
Posted By Helldorado

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Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

I wish I lived in PDX. So much better bike...

I wish I lived in PDX. So much better bike infrastructure there than up here in Tacoma. Lube up your bike and git ridin'!
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

I ride as cold as it gets here (usually in the...

I ride as cold as it gets here (usually in the 20s here in Tacoma) - as long as it is dry. If I know that the streets will be icy, I don't risk it and I drive in. But that's not a frequent problem....
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,786
Posted By Helldorado

Crocs and Socks for winter rain commuting: an elegant solution.

I commute in the rain. A lot (I live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA - vary rainy in the winter). In years past I used traditional foot gear: enclosed cycling shoes (clip-less) with overboots of...
11-04-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,388
Posted By Helldorado

Ah, but there's the rub: what do you take on...

Ah, but there's the rub: what do you take on "any normal ride?"
10-16-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,570
Posted By Helldorado

Relax, dude, it's only a typeface. If a few bold...

Relax, dude, it's only a typeface. If a few bold sentences upset you that much...maybe you need to get out more. Maybe go ride your bike; it'll all feel better afterwards.

PS: the angry tone...
Forum: Texas
10-01-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,040
Posted By Helldorado

I grew up in Houston, in the Meyerland area near...

I grew up in Houston, in the Meyerland area near the SW corner of Loop 610. Lots of flooding back then too. My daughter is now a freshman at Rice University, so after almost two decades away I've...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,582
Posted By Helldorado

Agreed. I never take advantage of a "nice"...

Agreed. I never take advantage of a "nice" driver waving me through an intersection when it's really their right-of-way. Eventually some impatient driver right behind them will get exasperated and...
09-24-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,430
Posted By Helldorado

For me it's the TIME ATAC pedals, FTW

For me it's the TIME ATAC pedals, FTW
09-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Helldorado

Relax. I believe that good design can, in some...

Relax. I believe that good design can, in some cases, ascend to the plane of artistry. Be that as it may, I was using the term loosely, as a way to express my admiration for the elegance and...
09-18-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,761
Posted By Helldorado

I get it. I just disagree with your premise. ...

I get it. I just disagree with your premise.

If he can pay off the loan every month like he's supposed to, then the bike will be affordable to him - because of the loan. Now, maybe if he was...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,923
Posted By Helldorado

In March and April it was a joy to commute my ten...

In March and April it was a joy to commute my ten miles each way to work and back. Cars were much less numerous. Often (at 6 AM) I'd be the only one on the streets. But now it's much worse. So...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,582
Posted By Helldorado

As a resident of WA State, I applaud this...

As a resident of WA State, I applaud this decision (but what took them so long?).
09-16-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,761
Posted By Helldorado

Using that logic... no one who ever buys a new...

Using that logic... no one who ever buys a new car (unless the pay the whole thing off in one cash payment) can afford a car.
09-14-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,653
Posted By Helldorado

Anything upwards of AQI 100 is a big deal. ...

Anything upwards of AQI 100 is a big deal. Obvisouly the higher the value, the worse it is for one's lungs. But extended strenuous exercise in dirty air is definitely a bad thing for the...
09-11-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By Helldorado

That cyclist that crashed should have known...

That cyclist that crashed should have known better. Who rides downhill at 45+ miles/hr on a pot-hole infested surface on carbon rims with rim brakes when you weigh 220 lbs? He was either...
09-07-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,722
Posted By Helldorado

Please, drivers:Slow down Be patient Pay...

Please, drivers:Slow down
Be patient
Pay attention
Is that so f*****g hard?
09-07-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

You can still redeem yourself. Just admit that...

You can still redeem yourself. Just admit that in a cyclist without a flashing light, especially in poorly lit or high contrast settings such as streets with scatted shady and sun-lit areas as one...
09-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 12,242
Posted By Helldorado

Not about me being a fire engine. Its about...

Not about me being a fire engine. Its about flashing lights being dangerous to the traffic. Which they the are not. So get a grip, man.
09-03-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,921
Posted By Helldorado

What pressures do you typically run on your 42...

What pressures do you typically run on your 42 mms?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 649,435
Posted By Helldorado

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Just bought it for US$90 from a yacht dude who has gone electric. Its a heavy...
08-31-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 285,879
Posted By Helldorado

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08-14-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,227
Posted By Helldorado

What I have read and seen on-line: For carbon...

What I have read and seen on-line: For carbon steerer tubes, the top of the tube should be no lower than the top of the stem clamp. This avoids asymmetrical forces on the fragile carbon steerer...
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