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10-18-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,223
Posted By DrIsotope

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If...

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If you want to ride in an upright position, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But what might come as a surprise is that there are many of us...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,642
Posted By mgw4jc

Another clear, cool morning today. One guy had to...

Another clear, cool morning today. One guy had to pass me and then immediately make a right turn. I knew it was coming because he honked before passing to let me know an impatient driver was coming....
10-18-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Stadjer

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This is Ben Feringa, he got the Nobel prize for chemistry 3 years ago....
10-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By Kent T

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a...

Buying a new bike for him (and he deserves a bespoke ride for his Nobel laureate status) is only natural. Cycling to the lab for the commute, encourages thinking of the highest, and problem solving....
10-16-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By rseeker

See, this guy is on the right track. He's gonna...

See, this guy is on the right track. He's gonna go places I'm sure of it.
10-16-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 957
Posted By riverdrifter

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His...

He's been biking to his lab for 30 years. His University asked him what he would like from them. His reply was, "A place to park my bike."
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By DC Bike Blogger

- I have been riding in Washington D.C. for...

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I have been riding in Washington D.C. for years. I do not want to sound paranoid, But I ride as though cars can not only hit me, but they are intentionally trying to. Now, I know they're not. But...
10-15-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By canklecat

Olympus Tough Cams. Not the best at anything, but...

Olympus Tough Cams. Not the best at anything, but the best overall package for hard use conditions like cycling, hiking, camping, etc. I have all kinds of compact and midsize digicams, including some...
10-14-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 900
Posted By kingston

I use an Olympus TG-5. It's a little heavy, but I...

I use an Olympus TG-5. It's a little heavy, but I can just keep it in a jersey pocket and not worry about it which is nice.
10-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Litespud

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop...

You're dreaming if you think you're going to hop off your bike, pull a knife and dispatch 1-2 Rottweilers. Same with the club - unless you're extremely lucky, you'll just piss them off. I think in...
10-09-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By dagray

Comparing abilities now vs. 31 years ago

So in high school the bicycle was my main form of transportation. I did have a car that was driveable for about six months of my senior year, but I ended up getting hit while I was making a left...
10-08-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,151
Posted By wolfchild

Bubble wrap it and don't ride it.

Bubble wrap it and don't ride it.
10-07-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,063
Posted By tcarl

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind,...

"Ideal conditions for speed?" Downhill, tailwind, good pavement, no traffic, straight road, stable high speed geometry.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls...

This.

Aside from lights, the tire sidewalls are the brightest thing on my bike when headlights are shining on them.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 01:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By harshbarj

None really. My front and rear light are bright...

None really. My front and rear light are bright enough. I do use Schwalbe marathon plus tires that have a reflective strip, but that's as far as I go. But I also do only urban riding on well lit...
09-25-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 565
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to...

I believe that the conversion factor from KJ to KCal is roughly equal to the metabolic efficiency of a typical person, so they tend to cancel out and KJ expended tends to be roughly calories burned. ...
09-19-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By indyfabz

Not a derailment at all. It's an important...

Not a derailment at all. It's an important consideration when choosing a bike you might tour on. So many "adventure bikes" are now doing 1x and 2x. I think people who haven't toured need to give...
09-15-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,279
Posted By unterhausen

There are very few battery lights that have a...

There are very few battery lights that have a beam that's as good as many dyno lights though. So much of the power is wasted.
09-12-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,596
Posted By downhillmaster

Not sure you know what the word ‘gouging’ means...

Not sure you know what the word ‘gouging’ means as it pertains to business.
You have never bought a $2 bottle of water?
You never bought a $16 pasta dish at a local restaurant?
How about a $5 cup...
09-10-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,339
Posted By caloso

There's a bit of weight lightening. ...

There's a bit of weight lightening. Unfortunately, it's all in your wallet.
Forum: Touring
09-04-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By jamawani

Nearly all state departments of transportation...

Nearly all state departments of transportation have traffic volume information online.
It is usually referred to as AADT - average annual daily traffic.
Some states now have interactive map apps.
...
09-02-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,420
Posted By OldTryGuy

yesterday

yesterday
08-22-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,608
Posted By sfh

Depends on the commute, right? I have a...

Depends on the commute, right?

I have a well-employed friend who commutes 18 miles through the NW Boston suburbs each way every day. 36 miles a day is plenty and a nice bike is a lot cheaper than...
08-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,682
Posted By rccardr

Hunh. Wonder why, over several decades & tens...

Hunh.
Wonder why, over several decades & tens of thousands of miles, none of this has ever happened to me. Ever.
08-06-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By livedarklions

No. the title of the thread is "dying on the...

No. the title of the thread is "dying on the road", you can limit it to multi-vehicle if you want, but that's pretty artificial, and the only reason to do it is to make the car statistics look quite...
08-06-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By indyfabz

Agree with what? And ever visit a big city...

Agree with what?

And ever visit a big city with one-way streets? Don't come to Philly. You wouldn't be able to walk many places if you would be too scared to walk with your back facing traffic. I...
08-06-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By downtube42

I came across a cycling fatality a few years...

I came across a cycling fatality a few years back, about halfway through a brevet. I didn't know him; he was one of the stronger riders so I'd never interacted with him. It was a straight, flat,...
08-05-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,905
Posted By indyfabz

UPS next-day service is more expensive than...

UPS next-day service is more expensive than ground service. Does that surprise you?
08-05-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,905
Posted By alcjphil

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay...

The $25 fee is probably so that they can pay overtime to someone willing to work after regular business hours
08-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By gregf83

Guess your definition of 'huge' is different than...

Guess your definition of 'huge' is different than mine.
08-01-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By gregf83

Guess I'm an optimist because I don't think I'll...

Guess I'm an optimist because I don't think I'll ever get hit unless it's my own fault. A little fear is probably healthy as long as it doesn't paralyze you or prevents you from enjoying riding. If...
08-01-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 27,146
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You...

Change your mindset. You're not "in traffic." You are traffic. Act accordingly, and the cars around you will tend to do the same.
07-30-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,105
Posted By Wildwood

As a former Wilderness Ranger, it's funny to see...

As a former Wilderness Ranger, it's funny to see people 'kinda lost' and upset that there is no internet connection, or their battery expired.
Even funnier is people who expect directional signs to...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,491
Posted By indyfabz

+1. My spidey senses are tingling. Time to...

+1.

My spidey senses are tingling. Time to bounce.
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,491
Posted By indyfabz

Same here. I do now have an iPhone which is use...

Same here. I do now have an iPhone which is use to let me cat sitter/emergency contact know I am safe and to take and send/post occasional photos. For reading, I have a Kindle with a backlight. Got...
07-25-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,412
Posted By Leisesturm

I don't know of a form of exercise that burns...

I don't know of a form of exercise that burns more than 600 Cals/hr. YOU might be able to devote 10hrs/wk to an exercise program but today's teenagers have crushing school workloads and school phys...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,238
Posted By cyccommute

Panniers kind of follow gas laws. Any gas that...

Panniers kind of follow gas laws. Any gas that in introduced into a space will fill the space. For touring cyclists, any bag will be filled to it's capacity as well. I guarantee that people who...
07-21-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,152
Posted By OldTryGuy

Call my judgemental but since MANY DRIVERS do not...

Call my judgemental but since MANY DRIVERS do not even employ the use of the NON-OPTION turn signals, why should any bicyclist think that a left hand raised would be connected to indicating a right...
07-15-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,201
Posted By BCDrums

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school...

Can't speak for others, but I have an old-school Cateye Astrale computer on my bar. I keep the main display on Cadence. Very informative- I can attach a real number to what I feel in my legs. More...
07-14-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 10,201
Posted By caloso

1) don't obsess over cadence 2) that said, if...

1) don't obsess over cadence
2) that said, if you're thinking about your cadence, chances are you could spin a bit faster
3) nobody ever regretted improving their spin
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,723
Posted By Phamilton

It’s not nearly as costly to neglect maintenance...

It’s not nearly as costly to neglect maintenance on a bike vs a car. I wouldn’t want to commute on a bike I couldn’t replace entirely for a couple hundred bucks. So yeah, admittedly I’m pretty lax...
07-11-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By BCDrums

Sweet!

Golly gee!

Been riding Speedplay Frogs since they were introduced. Still riding the same pair. Every few years I inject some grease. ******g sweet! :thumb:

I am on my third pair of cleats,...
07-10-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,742
Posted By terrymorse

If spokes are breaking, you have a bad wheel...

If spokes are breaking, you have a bad wheel build. Properly tensioned and stress-relieved spokes will not break.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,696
Posted By trailmix

I check mine every time there is a new tire...

I check mine every time there is a new tire thread on BF...so about 3 times a day.
06-20-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,738
Posted By Myosmith

Keep your bottles from getting funky and they...

Keep your bottles from getting funky and they will be easier to clean. Don't take your nearly empty bottle of carb water (sports drink, lemonade, tea with honey, or whatever) and leave it on the...
06-18-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,116
Posted By MSchott

I would suggest a saddle with much less padding....

I would suggest a saddle with much less padding. That may confuse you but a padded saddle is not optimal. The padding moves around as you shift on the seat. A firmer saddle and proper cycling shorts...
06-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease? ...

$50 on new pedals but not $5 on grease?

Penny wise; pound foolish.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By wipekitty

A cell phone, equipped with a memo app and the...

A cell phone, equipped with a memo app and the police non-emergency number.

If it's just a jerk, I take note of the vehicle and license plate number in case I encounter them again. If it's someone...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By Leisesturm

What, they should worry about you too? But your...

What, they should worry about you too? But your o.p. said you were concerned about bad drivers that try to run you off the road and/or act like jerks. You don't have to carry anything except common...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By seeker333

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing,...

Folk Art Center to MM is 31.5 mi, 5800' climbing, one way. Craggy Gardens to MM is 13.9 mi, 2200' climbing, one way. Plus several overlooks along the way you could park.

Best time to do lots of...
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