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08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,068
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
08-02-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 2,068
Posted By Koyote

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she...

If some motorist is gonna run me down, he/she better have the good grace to call 911 for me.

Those of us who grew up in another era - when phones were all attached to walls with wires - are not so...
07-29-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,402
Posted By cyccommute

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the...

If I am touring, I carry at least 2 tubes of the same size as my tire. I've had at least one occasion where I used both extra tubes and the two tubes already in my tires. None of them were...
07-29-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,402
Posted By jimmyodonnell

Practice it at home once or twice to get some...

Practice it at home once or twice to get some comfort with it.
Yes you will spend a can or two of CO2 practicing but it could be very helpful.
You can also then check pressure with a gauge after a...
07-28-20, 06:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By subgrade

Depends on the salad. Something like this...

Depends on the salad.

Something like this wouldn't do much to get me faster
...
07-27-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By Bill in VA

Similar to the old answer to the questions of...

Similar to the old answer to the questions of "How can I lighten my bike?" or "How can I train to go faster?"

Answer: Push yourself away from the table.
07-27-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,736
Posted By cormacf

Sick burn at the bike shop

Dude to his friend: Someone told me wheels are where you want to upgrade first. If you were me, what would you buy first to get faster?
Friend: A salad?
07-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It sounds like you'll need something that can...

It sounds like you'll need something that can display the cadence number for you as it's measured. That could be a phone, it could be an expensive GPS computer with all kinds of features, it could...
06-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,077
Posted By AndrewJB

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder...

I used to dislike my bikes/wheels with the louder hubs. But, I now view louder hubs as a "safety feature"!
When I am approaching pedestrians, and other cyclists, if I pause my peddling, the hub...
06-15-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,745
Posted By RGMN

After playing with this and a chance conversation...

After playing with this and a chance conversation with my firmware architect at work I actually have the Garmin 130, Garmin RTL510, and Bontrager Ion 200RT working reliably. Both the RTL510 and the...
06-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,541
Posted By bobwysiwyg

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly...

Another option I use. It's meant mount directly to seat rails, I use it to mount to my underseat bag. The mount allows for adjusting to level the light....
06-10-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,366
Posted By downhillmaster

I am not sure what is more amusing. That so...

I am not sure what is more amusing.
That so many insignificant people believe that they are in any danger of being stalked.
Or that those same people believe that they are safeguarding themselves...
06-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,793
Posted By Gresp15C

If nothing else, integrated sensors would...

If nothing else, integrated sensors would guarantee that your bike will go obsolete in 3 years.
06-08-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,914
Posted By CyclingBK

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to...

As a “newbie”, and at soon to be 52, I’m going to chime in!

I have been shocked and utterly amazed at the standards of fitness so many of you have as people in you 60s and 70s and even more. Most...
06-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,121
Posted By njkayaker

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization...

The problem is that "fake" is a characterization of the feature. Since it's a legitimate method for navigation and useful for many people, it's not really "fake" at all. It's useful in places where...
05-31-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,774
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over...

I've had to lay the bike down flat and step over it after a really hard ride. Trying to put a leg over would cramp me right up. Ignore how it looks. You've earned some respect.
05-31-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,774
Posted By OldTryGuy

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs...

"Problems getting on & off bike, age 70.5 yrs young!"

Sounds like the brain is writing a check the body can't cash. My next birthday is in JULY and I will be 70 years OLD and proud of it. Been...
05-26-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By srode1

You're right, that would work and perhaps I...

You're right, that would work and perhaps I should have been more clear - if he used a 24mm Shimano Adapter on his current bike with BB30 BB, and bought a 24mm Shimano crank based power meter, he...
05-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,826
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gf’s latest acquisition 😎

I can’t keep up with her in the N+1 competition. She received this 1997 Colnago Dream Plus Mapei from Fed Ex last night. It was packed so carefully it could have withstood anything. Today we take it...
05-13-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 639
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The obvious answer is to give most of your bikes...

The obvious answer is to give most of your bikes away.
05-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By Retro Grouch

How many hours of use does it take to wear out a...

How many hours of use does it take to wear out a bicycle chain? How much personal experience can one rider have? I can understand user reviews if somebody has a truly atrocious experience. For...
05-04-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Well, of course you're not hitting max HR 3 times...

Well, of course you're not hitting max HR 3 times on the way home, though you're probably going over LTHR. I participate in a 154 mile, 10,000' event ride, which unfortunately won't happen this year....
05-01-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,761
Posted By OldTryGuy

LOW IMPACT with an exercise you really enjoy...

LOW IMPACT with an exercise you really enjoy (love ????) what more does one need???? IMO, if you have a need to expand your fitness goals then go for what ever floats your boat providing the biking...
04-24-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,718
Posted By CliffordK

The part of mainland USA that isn't a state?

The part of mainland USA that isn't a state?
04-22-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,961
Posted By Rogerogeroge

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve...

Amanda Coker rode over 86k miles in a twelve month period

https://road.cc/content/news/222747-amanda-coker-ends-epic-year-riding-more-86000-miles-%E2%80%93-and-now-aiming-100000

And the story...
04-07-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,745
Posted By Koyote

Well, thank goodness you are here to set all of...

Well, thank goodness you are here to set all of those satisfied Varia users straight.
04-06-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,745
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Thanks everybody for sharing your thoughts on...

Thanks everybody for sharing your thoughts on this. Very helpful.

Not that it matters that much, I used to have the v1 radar, but during a trip somebody smashed my car window and stole the bike,...
04-01-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,745
Posted By eagletree

Just add to this. I use it with the Wahoo Roam....

Just add to this. I use it with the Wahoo Roam. I'm going to upgrade to a Garmin 1030 for a variety of deficiencies of the Wahoo computers, but one really handy thing on the Garmin computer is that...
03-08-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,025
Posted By OldTryGuy

Have had constant 15+mph winds lately so plenty...

Have had constant 15+mph winds lately so plenty of time on aero clamp-on bars since I'm riding solo. I like the following mirror mounted upside down thus elevating the mirror providing a better view...
03-04-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,800
Posted By fly135

OTOH, more time to ride!

OTOH, more time to ride!
03-02-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,856
Posted By katsup

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so,...

Do you go to any stores? Do you eat out? If so, then you're already putting yourself at risk.

Ride more to improve your fitness so your body can fight it off easier.
03-02-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 14,856
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

If you're in California, you're already in grave...

If you're in California, you're already in grave danger of cleaving off into the Pacific, at which point you will become a sovereign nation, and the rest of America will utter a collective sigh of...
03-01-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

Random sunrise/sets. ...

Random sunrise/sets.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc01966_347f4caf3460c4c9a90fab621fa6e9a6e2662871.jpg...
03-01-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

When riding in rural Vermont you need to be...

When riding in rural Vermont you need to be prepared to lose pavement at any moment.

...
02-29-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By Miele Man

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst...

Mjac wanted sunrises or sunsets. Sunrise whilst riding along Hwy 8 towards Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and just leaving Cambridge, Ontario. Left side of the road as you head south.
...
02-29-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By Wilmingtech

I am blessed that I have a job that not only...

I am blessed that I have a job that not only allows me to travel but I often get time to ride in many places around the country. This past year I got the chance to ride in Boston, San Diego, Glacier...
02-28-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By cyccommute

A rather random selection of various Colorado...

A rather random selection of various Colorado rides

Carpio Sanguinette Park (https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/carpio-sanguinette-park) aka “The Poop Park”. It’s a sewage treatment plant that...
02-28-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By Miele Man

I often ride to Paris, Ontario and when I do I...

I often ride to Paris, Ontario and when I do I usually pick up the rail-trail that starts in Cambridge, Ontario and runs to Hamilton, Ontario. I'll ride that trail unless it's really busy or in...
02-28-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By mr_bill

The summer picture is taken a few yards further....

The summer picture is taken a few yards further. If the sign wasn't in shadow from the damaged tree, its shadow would be in the summer pic.

Some autumn shots. The first shot is practice for The...
02-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By Korina

Here are a few from my commute, warts and all....

Here are a few from my commute, warts and all. Sorry, we don't have much fall color.

...
02-28-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By mr_bill

Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River,...

Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River, outbound to Cambridge (our fair city) MA. Nickname is Salt and Pepper bridge:
https://i.imgur.com/CDNiCxt.jpg


The Embarcadero in San Francisco, with a...
02-28-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

I haven't seen great fall colors while riding in...

I haven't seen great fall colors while riding in these parts in a long time.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0522_1784e6c1af215beed74a15b1a18da9fa5b406845.jpg...
02-28-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

A couple of places I am slated to revisit in...

A couple of places I am slated to revisit in June.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1155_1653ffc09a0a6e0c3e5460bced498c8a50dcea56.jpg
Alpine meadow section of...
02-27-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute in Colorado...

I mostly commute in Colorado Springs...https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/0607170803x_827ae950371cb3994bd8b56f62e42f44695eb80c.jpg
Here are some videos......
02-27-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By woodcraft

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/p1030464_9c6c54e1e2b429e0074492af4850a5f62c0f41c2.jpg...
02-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By canklecat

I mostly take screencaps from my videos....

I mostly take screencaps from my videos. Occasionally I'll stop and snap proper photos. But photography has been my hobby and sometime job for so long, I try to get away from that on bike rides.
...
02-26-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By GeneO

My new digs (retired and moved), Hundreds of...

My new digs (retired and moved), Hundreds of miles of (mostly flat) connected paved trails.
...
02-26-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By flangehead

How would you commute on this?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_6983_c6b87e864e04173a134d571143f139c5bb607472.jpg
One mile long oozing parking lot.

I left work early today and the parking lot...
02-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/mb2_facedeb5dc42303eb93939b44dea2ec5ca053171.jpg
Melrose Bench Rd., MT....
02-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,767
Posted By indyfabz

A sampling of some of the dirt I have ridden...

A sampling of some of the dirt I have ridden during tours over the last 6 or so years. At home I have enough photos from my trips to crash this site.

...
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