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06-09-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 970
Posted By Rdmonster69

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with...

Just saw my neurosurgeon today. He was fine with cycling but I'm gonna tell my wife he said I needed an endurance bike !!

He actually said that it wouldn't hurt all the metal he so painstakingly...
06-07-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Troul

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, &...

Seems that my weeks have a few extra sundays, & my evenings are inverted. Can't seem to make it to most mondays.
06-06-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,554
Posted By CAT7RDR

Well now. That answers one question about memory...

Well now. That answers one question about memory loss.
06-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 970
Posted By Rdmonster69

My First 50 Miler ....... Update ! Second 50 miler !!

The title is not entirely accurate. I did 50 miles when I was about 15 but that was 1985. No cramps in the night but super tired !! I was *****ing about "look at me" types in a different thread and...
06-01-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Notso_fastLane

it gets worse for some of us. I bought a...

it gets worse for some of us.

I bought a velomobile.... :/
06-01-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By BlazingPedals

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!

Bwah hah hah! We have him now!
06-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,403
Posted By Josiah12

Why did no one tell me cycling was so addicting?

Oh God. It started off with a used bike off Craigslist. Then a better bike from a store that I saved up months for. Then the shorts, bibs, and jerseys. Then the 20mi, to 40mi, to 62.5mi rides... Then...
05-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By John E

Memorial Day weekend

I hope everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Take a moment to thank a veteran....
05-20-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,199
Posted By PeteHski

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and...

I've been using a Varia for about a year now and it is a brilliant safety device. It can easily detect a car at 55 mph or much faster and picks them up from hundreds of metres behind you. It flags...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,199
Posted By burnthesheep

Quoting as folks need to hear it again. You...

Quoting as folks need to hear it again.

You know why it's homicide to sell drugs to somebody that dies, but this often isn't treated that way? Doctors, lawyers, politicians, and judges largely...
05-16-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5,029
Views: 3,523,164
Posted By Bluetrane2028

I have what I believe to be the same frame...

I have what I believe to be the same frame moldering away in my carport. I forgot it was there along with a couple other bikes that had somewhat major issues and were parked. Little to no rust on...
05-13-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,906
Posted By rsbob

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain...

At age 66, I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountain foothills of Calif. Each house had about an acre and grammar school was 1.5 miles away. The local kids and I lived on our bikes, riding to school,...
05-12-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,906
Posted By steve0257

I did about the same thing going to some county...

I did about the same thing going to some county parks. Except my mom knew about it. All she said was to make sure I packed a good lunch and took plenty of water.
05-12-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By Andy_K

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?

Did the seller try to talk you down to $15?
05-12-21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,906
Posted By Reflector Guy

How true it is! In another thread, I...

How true it is!

In another thread, I mentioned wanting (as a kid) one of those fancy new-fangled add-on water-bottle cages that were starting to appear on bikes. I asked for one for my...
05-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rolla

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the...

In high school in the 1970s, I used to ride the Amish country roads in NE Ohio. I was gravel before gravel was cool!
05-12-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,034
Posted By Not2worried

A few gas stations around here that are out. But...

A few gas stations around here that are out. But most are fine.
I think a small boom, at least my local shop said its been one of their best years. But I dont see it being a huge change in thinking....
05-12-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,906
Posted By Troul

until we moved out of detroit, it was enforced by...

until we moved out of detroit, it was enforced by the belt to ride with a known "grown" up. Otherwise you'd end up riding out on two wheels & walking back barefoot.
05-06-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 14,281
Posted By HTupolev

This says a lot more about you than about them. ...

This says a lot more about you than about them.


Riding a performant bike in good working order is fun. Non-flappy clothing is fun.


No, if they were trying to maximize speed they'd be on TT...
05-06-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 7,928
Posted By livedarklions

This is a really good point. It's likely the...

This is a really good point. It's likely the bike that you enjoy riding that's going to give you the best workout because you're going to want to ride it more. That may be a heavier bike because it...
04-24-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,952
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Eventually one must ask the question: Is it them...

Eventually one must ask the question: Is it them ...or me?
04-21-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,684
Posted By jppe

Trek Bike Parody

You might enjoy this one. Way to go Trek!

I guess they’re targeting folks our age???

https://fb.watch/50zCy9m0EQ/
04-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,774
Posted By Koyote

I don't care whether Buttigieg referred to...

I don't care whether Buttigieg referred to bicyclists or bicycles, nor whether his bike ride was a planned photo op.

I care that the US Secretary of Transportation obviously cares about making...
04-08-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,756
Posted By kingston

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long...

I have been using compass/RH tires for a long time, I'd guess 8 or 9 seasons maybe, If you're going with a fat tire, they are hands down the best. I have bikes with a lot of different tire widths and...
04-07-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,774
Posted By downhillmaster

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike...

No matter how you slice it, his so-called bike ride was a complete publicity stunt.
Let’s call a spade a spade.
Forum: Great Lakes
04-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By detroitjim

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for...

Joe Louis Greenway groundbreaking planned for mid-spring 2021, Detroit to release framework planDetroit Chief Parks Planner Meagan Elliott expects the city to break ground on the first phase of its...
04-05-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By Bikesarecool21

Yes but I was to lazy to read them

Yes but I was to lazy to read them
04-05-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,774
Posted By rydabent

Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at...

Quoting that source impresses no one. Look at the pictures.
04-03-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,774
Posted By rydabent

Facebook has now publish a picture of him...

Facebook has now publish a picture of him unloading his bike from a huge SUV a short distance from the Capitol. All is not what it seems.
03-24-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,668
Posted By Pop N Wood

Why is it people who turn everything into some...

Why is it people who turn everything into some sort of "inequality" or racial issue are so far removed from reality?

So he wants a new, NOT used, inexpensive bike, with high quality parts, made in...
03-23-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,968
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

For casual rides, I switched to a handlebar bag....

For casual rides, I switched to a handlebar bag. No shirt pockets needed.
03-23-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,872
Posted By shelbyfv

:thumb::beer:

:thumb::beer:
03-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,743
Posted By acole3

As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon...

As of today 200,594. Titanium frame, carbon fork, Ultegra brakes, and seat the same, everything else has been replaced at least once.
03-08-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,743
Posted By Koyote

Have you tasted Michelob Ultra?

Have you tasted Michelob Ultra?
03-07-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,398
Posted By downtube42

The history of the ACP, with the passionate...

The history of the ACP, with the passionate contention argument of audax vs Allure Libre, definitely comes to mind with threads like these. They inevitability become arguments about the right way to...
02-24-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By ExPatTyke

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom...

This is my Premiére - it's a 1986 bike. Bottom bracket and headset are British threaded, and I've expanded the rear dropouts to 130mm.

It's fitted with a Chorus chainset, Tiagra 9 speed brifters,...
Replies: 26
Views: 2,208
Posted By pdlamb

In a similar discussion a while back, someone...

In a similar discussion a while back, someone suggested Leadville to Canon City, CO. Follow the Arkansas River downhill and downstream, there's only one significant uphill to go around Royal Gorge...
01-28-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,671
Posted By Ghazmh

I get tired of the same people asking me if I...

I get tired of the same people asking me if I still ride a bike on the road, when I reply “yes! In fact I rode 60 miles this morning” they proceed to say “your crazy.”
01-28-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,671
Posted By Happy Feet

I get tired of people telling me what I did over...

I get tired of people telling me what I did over the weekend.

It's embarrassing :(
01-16-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,593
Posted By rydabent

Todays youngsters probably doomed to die with fat...

Todays youngsters probably doomed to die with fat butts, head bent forward, and huge thumbs, from being on their smart phones so much. :)
01-14-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,006
Posted By 79pmooney

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. ...

Funny story - day two, my first Cycle Oregon. Was riding along a river bordering bike path with a young woman I'd towed into the wind for miles earlier. Suddenly my seatpost clamp broke and the...
01-14-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,974
Posted By 10 Wheels

Looken Good at 70 ...

Looken Good at 70
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x1080/70_yo_3bceff96d86f4bca07457d33d3a766fe54e11aa7.jpg
01-10-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,186
Posted By rydabent

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further I...

Poverty is no excuse to commit a crime. Further I cant believe that 95% of criminals have mental problems. They are just lazy fools that want something for nothing.

I grew up the son of a poor...
01-06-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,974
Posted By downtube42

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm...

I've been around 60 years; that's undeniable. I'm as old as I am.

I have a hard time relating to people my age, don't do most of the things people my age do, don't look how most people my age...
12-31-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,186
Posted By freeranger

I remember, several years ago, while riding a...

I remember, several years ago, while riding a rail-trail (ironically-in PA), my wife and I noticed 2 males on bikes which didn't fit them at all, riding a short distance behind, but not overtaking,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,131
Posted By Seattle Forrest

It's a terrible shame what happened to that bike....

It's a terrible shame what happened to that bike. :innocent:
12-19-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,774
Posted By rsbob

Could be worse than all that. It could have been...

Could be worse than all that. It could have been the hipster man-bun.
12-17-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,795
Posted By Koyote

I rode this past Sunday - it was 36 degrees and...

I rode this past Sunday - it was 36 degrees and raining. I think you need to HTFU.

Also, you haven't told us what you are wearing. What layers, what are they made of, do you have a vest or jacket,...
12-13-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,868
Posted By DrIsotope

For me, any indoor ride longer than ~45 minutes...

For me, any indoor ride longer than ~45 minutes is soul-crushing. And that's with Zwift involved. Staring into space while trying to maintain a set power/cadence is just masochistic.

I did a...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-13-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,451
Posted By cat0020

IMO, human powered vehicle records should be...

IMO, human powered vehicle records should be powered solely by human power to travel; not following a motorized vehicle getting the aerodynamic benefit to make traveling forward easier.
Sure...
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