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01-15-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 271
Posted By BobbyG

Everybody's talking 'bout bagism...

Since I'm not commuting for the foreseeable future, I'm less inclined to take my backpack on rides. But often, I still want to rake a small trunk bag sized bag.

I developed a system for caring my...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By BobbyG

Quick Change Artist...

Last fall I bought a second set of wheels and mounted the winter tires for my snow bike on them so that I could switch more quicklly between smooth summer road tires and studded winter snow tires. ...
01-10-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,175
Posted By BobbyG

At 82, many people would be looking back on all...

At 82, many people would be looking back on all the cycling they've done. rydabent is looking forward to all the cycling he'll do.

Go 'Bent, GO!
01-07-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 900
Posted By BobbyG

If it's 'Fear of Missing Out' vs. disengagement I...

If it's 'Fear of Missing Out' vs. disengagement I vote for time spent in "happy space".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTBv4kAdk_w
01-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,273
Posted By BobbyG

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

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01-04-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By BobbyG

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and...

Paul Barnard I'm glad it wasn't worse for you and your family, and that you are all recovering now. My daughter said she was going to wait all night by the chimney for Santa with a touch-free IR...
12-31-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By BobbyG

bjjoondo Apparently they fit in at the Manitou...

bjjoondo
Apparently they fit in at the Manitou Skate Park...
https://goo.gl/maps/15rA56mC41AwYM1q6
Howdy Neighbor!
12-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,380
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse. WIshing you a speedy...

Glad it wasn't worse. WIshing you a speedy recovery.
12-29-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By BobbyG

(To paraphrase Shakespeare) "Discretion is the...

(To paraphrase Shakespeare) "Discretion is the better part of valor."
12-26-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,481
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....
12-23-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By BobbyG

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic. ...

It's not "you versus traffic"...You are traffic.

I bike commuted for 28 years and while there are still a few sudden, harrowing encounters, decades of experience has taught me what to anticipate,...
12-21-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 695
Posted By BobbyG

Just a couple of days ago I rode up to the...

Just a couple of days ago I rode up to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, here in Colorado Springs. I don't remember pedaling there since the 1990s. It was only a 21-mile round trip for me, but what made it...
12-14-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,708
Posted By BobbyG

On the one hand it may be dangerous if you hit...

On the one hand it may be dangerous if you hit your head on the ground at precisely the right angle (although if you think of the elastic band as a "break-away" mount, it seems like even less...
12-13-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By BobbyG

"Shut up legs!" -Jens Voigt "Shut up ankles!" -...

"Shut up legs!" -Jens Voigt
"Shut up ankles!" - UniGeezer
Forum: Commuting
12-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,655
Posted By BobbyG

Figurative Vs. Actual Deer in Headlights...

A couple of nights ago on the ride home some pick-up driver in the oncoming left-turn lane almost T-boned me as I crossed a well-lighted intersection. Missed me by two feet even though, as you can...
12-02-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,521
Posted By BobbyG

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer...

Here are my bikes from 2017. The Nishiki Blazer now has drop bars and is probably 2-4 pounds lighter.
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1117550-weighing.html
11-30-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,022
Posted By BobbyG

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen,...

Mirros, lights, AirZound Airhorn. See, be seen, be heard.

Assume the worst behavior from motorists and prepare for it.

Be prepared to yield and to stop...even when you have the right of way. ...
11-29-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobbyG

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and...

All three of my bikes have a horn on the left and a bell on the right. (Delta AIrZound...same as the Biologic above in post #5)....
11-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. ...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years. Headlights have gotten better and cheaper. CurrentIy I use a 900-lumen Niterider Lumina 900 on my bars (~$80) and a 100-lumen Schwinn Intensa on my...
11-26-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By BobbyG

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For...

jleeg My job of 28 years runs out next week. For the last month I have been helping dismantle the business and equipment, my office, my home away from home and my commuting destination for nearly 30...
11-21-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,774
Posted By BobbyG

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and...

alloo The video articulates certain ideas and positions I identify with...but it was a bit verbose and slow for my taste (I make TV commercials). I do give the creator props for creating and...
11-18-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 232
Posted By BobbyG

Disintegrating Bike as Metaphor for RA..

Saw this on TV tonight...
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/tdHT/abbvie-ra-bicycle
Forum: Commuting
11-17-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,154
Posted By BobbyG

End of an Era...

My 28 years of bike commuting to the same job and location are coming to an end this month.

The business was no longer sustainable in its current form due to a number of factors, and Covid-19 was...
11-15-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,265
Posted By BobbyG

Cacti After 18 years of commuting 9 miles each...

Cacti After 18 years of commuting 9 miles each way, and plenty of 20-30 mile weekend rides I was forced off the bike for a year by a non-cycling injury. Once I was able to walk without excessive pain...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,040
Posted By BobbyG

Nahuel_B58 You may get some rude criticism due...

Nahuel_B58 You may get some rude criticism due to the comfort genre of bike. Purists will point out that the front shock fork and the sprung seat post soak up too much pedaling power and steal a...
11-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 945
Posted By BobbyG

Not to make you paranoid, but decreased oxygen...

Not to make you paranoid, but decreased oxygen levels can be an early sign of Covid-19 even without other symptoms.
...
11-13-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,004
Posted By BobbyG

DreamRider85 The elevated adrenaline levels we...

DreamRider85 The elevated adrenaline levels we experience while riding can raise emotions and cloud our judgment. Potential threats to personal safety seem smaller on video review; and what seemed...
11-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By BobbyG

Five winters ago I finally bought studded snow...

Five winters ago I finally bought studded snow tires. This winter I finally bought a 2nd wheelset, so I can just swap wheels. If my "spidy senses" think there may be a fair amount of ice, I ride...
11-08-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,575
Posted By BobbyG

I've been recording for 6 years with a helmet...

I've been recording for 6 years with a helmet cam, which can record events to the side and slightly behind, like a menacing car, if I turn my head I haven't had a major incident yet, so it has not...
11-07-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By BobbyG

...because aging is an ongoing process.

...because aging is an ongoing process.
11-07-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,484
Posted By BobbyG

Dress for how you will feel 20 minutes into the...

Dress for how you will feel 20 minutes into the ride. Instead of a heavy jacket, choose 2 or 3 (or 4), light, breathable layers under a wind-breaking but breathable shell. That way you can adjust...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,361
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x413/uhk6d_f7949c9a3404132dd930669a70e1e7c547a2ad84.jpg
I step over the top tube, although every once in a while I forget.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,361
Posted By BobbyG

Here's what I do: ...

Here's what I do:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbRgLq2F3PA
11-02-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By BobbyG

Paper and Plastic...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/x20201102_125214_1__7c5a56ec9fd5ac974c33d9fb2d14b57e1f3cd570.jpg

Ran some errands at lunch and ended up at the grocery store. I...
11-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,967
Posted By BobbyG

I was really expecting a thread about chain...

I was really expecting a thread about chain rings...although in this case it turned out to be a "ball and chain ring".

Mazel Tov to you both!
11-01-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 755
Posted By BobbyG

I rode yesterday afternoon making a loop through...

I rode yesterday afternoon making a loop through downtown Colorado Springs and the new Olympic/Paralympic Museum which was having a Halloween event for kids and families. I didn't dress up, but I...
11-01-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By BobbyG

The spec sheet says it's 106 pounds...

The spec sheet says it's 106 pounds assembled...that's only twice what an old-school Varsity weighs.
10-31-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,602
Posted By BobbyG

I was no beginner in 1997. I was 35 years old...

I was no beginner in 1997. I was 35 years old with 5 years of daily bike commuting under my belt after a lifetime of casual biking. I bought an entry-level Nishiki Blazer mountain bike for $240. ...
10-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By BobbyG

Many local bike co-ops have tools and...

Many local bike co-ops have tools and workstations available for rent.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,402
Posted By BobbyG

+100

+100
10-20-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,312
Posted By BobbyG

AirZound Airhorn ...

AirZound Airhorn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCbySrOuaYs

https://designbydelta.com/products/arizound-horn

They offered a metal canister for a few years but are back to plastic. The...
10-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,096
Posted By BobbyG

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.
10-19-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,312
Posted By BobbyG

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think...

Because they hug the shape of the wheel, I think a close-fitting set of full-length fenders looks more "minimalistic" than kludgy speedrockers or other loose fitting or partial fenders that draw...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,484
Posted By BobbyG

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of...

CharlieFree I commute in golf shorts because of the pockets and the belt loops, which I clip my elastic-chord key ring to, and wear a belt which I mount my phone-holster to.
In the winter I wear...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By BobbyG

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially...

So much of Star Trek, and fiction, especially fantasy, is logically impossible...

That's one reason I like bikes and mechanical things... there is a mechanical logic and honesty that...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,269
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think...

sjanzeir As a professional translator, I think you will enjoy this episode of Star Trek the Next Generation, "Darmok".
("Darmok and Jilad at Tinagra")

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7s67a2
10-13-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By BobbyG

I have walked on a few wet decks made from...

I have walked on a few wet decks made from "manmade decking material" and it is unreasonably slick. I would not want to ride a bike over this stuff when it is wet.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,588
Posted By BobbyG

Beautiful Fall Commute...

Colorado Springs is a nice town to bike commute in.

https://youtu.be/FY0V2kRvQQE
10-08-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,783
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I...

I'm 58, but I feel 14 while riding...until I encounter traffic; then I'm all "older and wiser".

I spent a year off the bike at age 48 due to a non-bike injury. I gained weight, got depressed,...
10-06-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,225
Posted By BobbyG

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact...

ka123 If there is a bike co-op near you, contact them. They will help you find the parts you need and for a lot less than new. And they will help you with your project, or possibly do it for you...
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