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Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,967
Posted By banerjek

Very few injuries beyond road crash. A few broken...

Very few injuries beyond road crash. A few broken teeth, a concussion, some stitches, and a broken toe.

My favorite injury was fairly minor -- I sustained burns when my tights melted as I slid...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,635
Posted By banerjek

Even looking just at a picture of it does...

Even looking just at a picture of it does something to me.

At first, I was concerned how he might feel about his bike for eternity having a dork disc. But maybe it doesn't bug him...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By banerjek

Beyond unlucky. Broken ribs really suck. ...

Beyond unlucky. Broken ribs really suck.

This is a weird crash -- I wouldn't have guessed it would be possible to go over the bars at 5mph. I'm basically on board with WhyFi's theory.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

It means it lacks the small things that would...

It means it lacks the small things that would have made the ride great even if there was practically no elevation gain -- a great view, peeks at neat things, variations in terrain that change the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

In all honesty, that 22% climb is kind of junky...

In all honesty, that 22% climb is kind of junky in that aesthetics and a sense of nuance are lacking. However, the hills have great selection of climbs and descents -- the way I'd describe it is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

Percentage wise, not so much -- and I think it's...

Percentage wise, not so much -- and I think it's more important to have low end when you need it than high end when you want it.

But I also think having great selection where you do the lion's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

Most people probably don't have reasonable access...

Most people probably don't have reasonable access to this type of riding. None of this stuff is relevant until there's enough pitch and vertical gain -- the type of setup that's great for extended...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,640
Posted By banerjek

There is far more variation among men and among...

There is far more variation among men and among women than there is between men and women in general.

The variation between women and men is a big deal once you get past a certain point, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

I don't. I probably stop pedaling close to that...

I don't. I probably stop pedaling close to that speed and I'm not sure if I've ever turned the pedals at over 45.

The kinds of places that have pitches that allow you to go much over 40 tend to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,014
Posted By banerjek

This is a great hill setup. The deal with...

This is a great hill setup.

The deal with steep areas is that you tend to be in the bottom of your low gears or the top of your high ones. This means that midrange selectivity isn't so important...
Forum: Recumbent
02-21-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,434
Posted By banerjek

'Bents are definitely different in traffic. ...

'Bents are definitely different in traffic.

On the good side:

You are funny looking which is good for being noticed
Demographics not known for their love of cyclists tend not to lump you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 954
Posted By banerjek

I find it funny how people are surprised when...

I find it funny how people are surprised when they're treated differently after they make themselves a PITA to help.

Frustrating or wasting the time of people whose help you want strikes me a bad...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,626
Posted By banerjek

I used to have both a fear of heights and of...

I used to have both a fear of heights and of speed. Seeing someone may help, but don't try to force yourself to do things that trigger that panic feeling. It will make your problem worse and increase...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,322
Posted By banerjek

This. Like you, I used to work hard,...

This.

Like you, I used to work hard, consistently topping 10K miles per year. I climbed 15k feet every Saturday one year.

And the day after the best ride of my life,
I realized I'd turned...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,906
Posted By banerjek

I'm not convinced it encourages anything other...

I'm not convinced it encourages anything other than recreational cycling in confined areas.

Where I live, we have some separated infrastructure and a lot of bike lanes. If I ride in the hills on a...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 12:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,698
Posted By banerjek

So far, I've been a pretty reliable bike...

So far, I've been a pretty reliable bike commuter. Started when I got suspended from the bus when I was 13 -- my parents weren't going to reward me with a car ride (14 miles RT) for misbehaving.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By banerjek

All the time. I don't think you come out...

All the time.

I don't think you come out behind timewise if you defer maintenance -- and you actually know what you're deferring.

However, you significantly increase the risk of having to do...
07-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,360
Posted By banerjek

Obviously, the helmets are the problem. ...

Obviously, the helmets are the problem.

Though we could also improve things by keeping cyclists off the roads and relegating them to low speed tracks where they ride only short distances on flat...
07-09-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,343
Posted By banerjek

I experimented with a number of different mirror...

I experimented with a number of different mirror configurations before settling in on a glasses mirror (specifically, the Take-A-Look).

The biggest advantages of the glasses mirror was greatest...
07-08-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,343
Posted By banerjek

This will definitely prevent you from seeing...

This will definitely prevent you from seeing anything.

Mirror placement is important. Glancing into it needs to be a natural process or else you'll find yourself looking for (and then at) it. If...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,195
Posted By banerjek

Tires are all a matter of your preferences and...

Tires are all a matter of your preferences and conditions.

For short distance commutes, lightweight tires don't give you much advantage and it sucks when you get a flat. If you want to ride your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,906
Posted By banerjek

[/QUOTE] I don't like riding physically...

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I don't like riding physically separated lanes for reasons others have articulated, but the problem Carfree identifies is what I see the more serious one.

Instead of helping people see...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,045
Posted By banerjek

What is the deal with people who do this? I...

What is the deal with people who do this?

I encounter this all the time when commuting. It's always the slowest and most clueless riders who pull in front of everyone at lights -- a surprising...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 44,258
Posted By banerjek

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By banerjek

This solution was simple and cheap so I tried it...

This solution was simple and cheap so I tried it first.

Really liking the results -- improvement was immediate and dramatic.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,778
Posted By banerjek

I've discovered that riding your bike drastically...

I've discovered that riding your bike drastically increases wear and tear on components.

A lot of schmucks go through 2-3 chains and sets of tires alone every single year. Not only does that cost...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,098
Posted By banerjek

That is the situation where they're most useful. ...

That is the situation where they're most useful.

You know *exactly* where cars are, where the gaps are so you can set up better transitions, who's setting up to pass and turn in front of you...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,738
Posted By banerjek

The vid is an excellent illustration for why...

The vid is an excellent illustration for why riding in the door zone should be avoided and why riding left and knowing what's going on behind you pays.

Expecting people to do the right thing is...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,019
Posted By banerjek

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the...

"Don't worry. I just assume everyone will do the dumbest and most dangerous thing possible. I'm wrong 99.9% of the time, but I'm ready when I'm right. It's way safer and easier than people think."
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-14, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,608
Posted By banerjek

But what will we call this place? Logically,...

But what will we call this place?

Logically, the 42 follows after the 41. And it is the answer to life, the universe, and everything...
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