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09-17-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By rsbob

Our current cat was abandoned near our...

Our current cat was abandoned near our neighborhood. It spent months sitting on people’s porches wanting food and to be let in. We would see her going through are gardens but remained standoffish....
09-16-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By livedarklions

Don't know about that, but I can't think of a...

Don't know about that, but I can't think of a more inappropriate placement/system combination than grip shifters in the middle of drop bars. That's got to be super awkward.
09-14-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By Maelochs

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a...

She was until he made her ride 60 miles on a Denali ........
09-10-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3,364
Views: 358,515
Posted By rsbob

Never would buy a cheap non-certified helmet in a...

Never would buy a cheap non-certified helmet in a million years. After all, how much is your brain worth? About $100 - $125 will buy you a decent quality Snell/ANSI MIPS certified helmet. Look for...
09-10-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By BlazingPedals

Strava is OK for keeping track of my rides, and...

Strava is OK for keeping track of my rides, and those of my friends. I even own a few KOMs. But it's certainly not motivation. And "Local Legends" is sort of pathetic. It just means you've traversed...
09-10-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By prj71

Nothing on Strava motivates me. I just use it to...

Nothing on Strava motivates me. I just use it to keep track of daily mileage, yearly mileage and mileage on each bike I own.
09-10-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,148
Posted By WhyFi

I find some motivation on Strava, but Local...

I find some motivation on Strava, but Local Legend doesn't move the needle at all.
09-10-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By livedarklions

This thread has almost nothing to do with bicycle...

This thread has almost nothing to do with bicycle safety.

I don't see why we would need a thread tracking a case that literally has nothing to do with bicycles. I feel bad for the crossing guard...
09-10-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Maelochs

Nothing against it, but unless it is done Really...

Nothing against it, but unless it is done Really well .... another solution looking for a problem. A gadget, a gimmick, a way for a person to try to pry open a niche to fill with a product, rather...
09-09-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By Rick

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means...

Green means go, Red means stop and Yellow means go faster. Haven't you ever seen Star Man.
09-09-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By GlennR

Welcome to Bike Forums. I hope this topic is...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

I hope this topic is not a sign of things to come.
09-09-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By rsbob

Total summary of responses: The other guy...

Total summary of responses:

The other guy was solely at fault: 23
You alone were at fault: 21
You both were at fault. - him for not looking and you for not announcing and/or anticipating: 522
09-09-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By msu2001la

Lights seem safer than no lights (at night...

Lights seem safer than no lights (at night anyway), but is integrated helmet lighting really any safer than traditional bike lighting that is clipped or strapped on? I doubt it.

I think the main...
09-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By Maelochs

Lights on a helmet---can't hurt. Brake lights and...

Lights on a helmet---can't hurt. Brake lights and directional signals----not convinced. If a person is spending that much time watching your helmet lights, s/he needs to get his or her eyes back on...
09-09-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By c_m_shooter

I have been told by drivers that those of use who...

I have been told by drivers that those of use who have a taillight zip tied to our helmet are much more visible when they are coming up to us in the dark trying to figure out what we are. The more...
09-09-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,416
Posted By tomato coupe

Advertising?

Advertising?
09-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By Maelochs

I was thinking about this while riding and not...

I was thinking about this while riding and not calling "on your left" and ignoring people making sudden u-turns tonight.

If I was the guy making the U-turn .... I would have to say the fault was...
09-08-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By GlennR

Last summer I was heading home and decided to...

Last summer I was heading home and decided to pass the last bathroom. About 5 miles from home I had to go... really bad. I knew I was 2 miles from the MUP int he preserve but it started to "crown". I...
09-08-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By njkayaker

The rider turning into traffic has the...

The rider turning into traffic has the responsibility to look. It's not all on the one rider.
09-08-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By Maelochs

Cross-promotion between GM and Walmart, I'd...

Cross-promotion between GM and Walmart, I'd imagine.

Back a while, there was all kinds of that stuff--"Ferrari" and "Lamborghini" bikes, "BMW" skis ..... all just logos on existing products, but a...
09-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First things first: Why doesn’t it close?...

First things first:

Why doesn’t it close? Can you open and close it by hand?

Also if you won’t have a job in 3 weeks then now is the wrong time to be shopping for a bike. Now is the right time...
09-08-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,776
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Your options aren't "$1000 bike, $40 bike, or no...

Your options aren't "$1000 bike, $40 bike, or no bike at all" There are middle grounds.

Yes, the Denial is bad, but there are certainly worse bikes. If you are very lightweight and plan to ride...
09-07-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By canklecat

The rider making a U-turn without looking or...

The rider making a U-turn without looking or signally was primarily at fault. But I always assume everyone on the MUP is smoking weed, drunk on high ABV essential oil IPAs, and choking down MDMA...
09-07-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By genejockey

Nonsense! They've already had several definitive...

Nonsense! They've already had several definitive (and mutually exclusive) answers! :roflmao2:
09-07-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By Koyote

The fact that you have to ask "Who screwed up?"...

The fact that you have to ask "Who screwed up?" suggests that you will not get a definitive answer.
09-07-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By alcjphil

Rules of the road also state that u turns are...

Rules of the road also state that u turns are illegal
09-07-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By genejockey

I'm reasonably certain that rule doesn't apply in...

I'm reasonably certain that rule doesn't apply in the case of an unsignalled, unannounced U-turn, especially if the rider doing the U-turn fakes to the right first.
09-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,423
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without...

Other rider's fault. Doing a U-Turn without looking or signalling is a great way to cause a crash.
09-07-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By Phil_gretz

This ^. Fit and saddle adjustment. The...

This ^. Fit and saddle adjustment. The "pain" that you describe doesn't make sense to me. That's not a part of the anatomy that should be in contact with the bicycle at all. PG
09-07-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By delbiker1

It is certainly not doing your knees any good....

It is certainly not doing your knees any good. Like others have posted, I stand to stretch the lower back, glutes, legs, etc. Standing most of the time is something I would not like, nor would I do...
09-07-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By Litespud

doing it all the time sounds like torture, but...

doing it all the time sounds like torture, but it’s a valid way of (1) temporarily relieving saddle pressure, and (2) generating more torque for sprinting or climbing. If it’s not something you do...
09-06-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 570
Posted By Rdmonster69

Got My Metric Century

63 miles today .....longest ride of the year by 2 miles. Not bad for a 51 year old decapitated guy. The new Domane was pretty comfy but my legs got pretty tired. Good temps but the wind was whipping...
09-06-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,511
Posted By bikehoco

This thread has prompted me to do some stretching...

This thread has prompted me to do some stretching in front of a mirror before my next ride.
09-06-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,651
Posted By dedhed

Realistically? No.

Realistically? No.
09-05-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By a_d_a_m

Completed my first-ever bike tour

334mi total. What an adventure on the Ohio-To-Erie Trail!

My Kona Sutra was pretty good except for a broken spoke on the rear wheel on day 1, followed by a blown tube up front (sounded like a gun...
09-05-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,508
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

That was quick thinking. She must have loved...

That was quick thinking. She must have loved that seatpost. ;)
09-04-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,470
Posted By grizzly59

1) Chafing in your crotch 2) Butt comfort ...

1) Chafing in your crotch
2) Butt comfort
3) Keeping cool
4) Managing sweat

That's all I care about. Better cycling clothing usually does those things better.
09-04-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,470
Posted By Juan Foote

Without getting too far into the science of...

Without getting too far into the science of it....unless you are riding at high levels and long distances then the clothing choice probably doesn't matter outside chaffing and comfort.

There are...
09-03-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By Speedway2

I found a gutted baby rabbit on the lawn this am....

I found a gutted baby rabbit on the lawn this am. The neighbours 2 cats are fierce hunters. Next the rabbit were feathers and the head of a canary.
I give the cats treats often. Many say the cats...
09-03-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,511
Posted By genejockey

Okay, but if your fly is open, you can zip it up....

Okay, but if your fly is open, you can zip it up. If you're 25 miles from home and someone says your ass is visible to everyone, you'll spend the next 25 miles miserable and embarassed. Or perhaps...
09-03-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,144
Posted By WhyFi

There's a good number of rabbits in my area, but...

There's a good number of rabbits in my area, but squirrels still concern me more. Running over either isn't as much of a problem as one getting in to the spokes, and squirrels seem to have a better...
09-03-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,511
Posted By Toadmeister

This thread is worthless without pics…

This thread is worthless without pics…
09-03-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,511
Posted By indyfabz

Do tell. I do, after once being told. I was...

Do tell. I do, after once being told. I was appreciative.

Actually a cute story. First day of Cycle Oregon 2002. Woman rides along side me and says something like "You must have had those shorts...
09-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By JW Fas

The article describes that as a "protected bike...

The article describes that as a "protected bike lane". I don't consider it protected unless there is a hard physical barrier separating it from the standard travel lane.
09-01-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By Kat12

Yeah, it's counterintuitive to think you'd park...

Yeah, it's counterintuitive to think you'd park way out from the curb. And especially if uncertain, a person's probably going to play it safe rather than risk getting a ticket (or their car hit) by...
09-01-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By fujidon

There's nothing quite like designing a system...

There's nothing quite like designing a system with total disregard of normal human behavior and then expecting that behavior to magically change.
09-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,282
Posted By Trakhak

Not surprising that drivers would look for and...

Not surprising that drivers would look for and park immediately next to the meters, not noticing what's painted on the roadway. It'll probably be a while before they get tuned in to the new...
09-01-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,057
Posted By Koyote

I don’t remember who it was… But some famous...

I don’t remember who it was… But some famous photographer (maybe it was Ansel Adams) was having a gallery show. Someone walked up and asked him how long it took him to make a particular photo. The...
08-31-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,800
Posted By livedarklions

I left my phone at home once and nearly missed...

I left my phone at home once and nearly missed the last opportunity to renew my car's warranty.
08-31-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,564
Posted By CliffordK

Well, I had a unique non-encounter yesterday. ...

Well, I had a unique non-encounter yesterday.

I've been hunting for a cell phone upgrade for a while. I found one in a town about 70 miles directly south. I had to go to another city about 170...
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