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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,954
Posted By mcours2006

Oh, I got fenders all the way down to wazooo!!...

Oh, I got fenders all the way down to wazooo!! Fenders aren't the problem. They are about two inches from the ground. I have a set of MK3s on another bike. They don't come nearly as far down as the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,954
Posted By mcours2006

I picked up a pair of SPD sandals. If you can't...

I picked up a pair of SPD sandals. If you can't beat them, join 'em, but obviously not when it's cold. I figure I'll give them a try next summer.

Still searching for viable rain solution for...
09-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,259
Posted By mcours2006

On commutes I run a saddle mounted rear-facing...

On commutes I run a saddle mounted rear-facing camera and a bar-mounted forward facing camera. I've had one rear-end collision where the video footage proved useful for the police and crown...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,476
Posted By mcours2006

I would add that constantly trying to better your...

I would add that constantly trying to better your time either through upgrade to the bike or pushing harder can wear you out. I used to be feel this way myself, though my commute is only about 20+20...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By mcours2006

Nah. How do you keep water from dripping down...

Nah. How do you keep water from dripping down your leg and into your socks unless there's a water tight seal between the top of your socks and your leg?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,377
Posted By mcours2006

A breathable, waterproof, and light vest is a...

A breathable, waterproof, and light vest is a good idea to keep your core dry, and you can open up the zipper for more ventilation.

I haven't found a workable solution for wet feet yet, and I've...
06-18-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,683
Posted By mcours2006

Legal ebikes are fine for most riders. I deem the...

Legal ebikes are fine for most riders. I deem the cap of 32 kph quite safe as one could easily attain this speed going on a slight decline. My 13 y/o could hit this speed on his MTB going down the...
06-18-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 933
Posted By mcours2006

I once had a driver follow three of us for 3 km...

I once had a driver follow three of us for 3 km on the right lane, even though the centre lane was empty for most of that 3 km and she could easily have changed lanes at any time to pass us. She was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,646
Posted By mcours2006

This sounds a bit like the Donut ride here in...

This sounds a bit like the Donut ride here in Toronto.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,646
Posted By mcours2006

For an open like this I think the behaviour is...

For an open like this I think the behaviour is pretty much par for the course. What do you expect when you're riding with guys you don't know, guys with something to prove, guys who want to see where...
04-27-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,349
Posted By mcours2006

Depends on the terrain and weather conditions....

Depends on the terrain and weather conditions. More hills means you need more gears.

If you ride in adverse weather conditions, it might be better to go with single gear just from a maintenance...
04-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By mcours2006

Hauling stuff regularly is doable, but not...

Hauling stuff regularly is doable, but not desirable. I used to regularly carry up to 40 lbs of groceries on my home from work, and it'd be a 14-km ride from the store. And while it wasn't much fun,...
04-06-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,372
Posted By mcours2006

Notice how the old lane markings directed drivers...

Notice how the old lane markings directed drivers to move close to the curb and then come back out again. The city almost immediate got rid of this stupid feature after the collision with the cyclist.
04-05-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By mcours2006

Fair enough.

Fair enough.
04-02-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By mcours2006

European and other-world attitude toward bicycles...

European and other-world attitude toward bicycles and cyclists different from North America, I suppose.:rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
04-01-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By mcours2006

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People...

Any bike could be used as a commuter. People commute on road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, fixies, fatties, and ebikes. It depends on the conditions and distance you are commuting. Personally, if...
04-01-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By mcours2006

The most common injury with crashing on a bike,...

The most common injury with crashing on a bike, save for going over the bar, is probably hand/wrist/arm fracture. Keeping the hands on the bar likely helps prevent this. You'll land on your...
04-01-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By mcours2006

Car unfriendly = bike friendly, for all intents...

Car unfriendly = bike friendly, for all intents and purposes.
03-29-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,852
Posted By mcours2006

Could be more aggressive riding position that...

Could be more aggressive riding position that makes you faster. Could just be the feel. I feel the same way about my old 1980-something steel bike. It's heavier, it's got the thin tubing, and I know...
03-29-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,635
Posted By mcours2006

The law is the law, I suppose. The guy was...

The law is the law, I suppose. The guy was unlucky that the cop decided to enforce it where 99.9% of the time it is not. I'm guilty of running stop signs multiple times during my daily commute, and...
03-24-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,441
Posted By mcours2006

There could be a number of possible causes for...

There could be a number of possible causes for this collision--distracted driving, which includes, but not limited to, cellphone use. But the idea that the driver 'saw' the cyclist but didn't...
03-22-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,391
Posted By mcours2006

The contact patch on your bike tire is but a very...

The contact patch on your bike tire is but a very thin line, so the treads on your tires are superfluous. They do nothing to sipe away water on wet pavement. It's just aesthetics. The tires I have on...
03-18-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By mcours2006

Why am I not surprised that the auto industry is...

Why am I not surprised that the auto industry is behind this, and other insidious acts to forward and promote their cause and bottom line.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 892
Posted By mcours2006

I agree about the kind of hybrid bike you have. I...

I agree about the kind of hybrid bike you have. I had a Giant Rapid with flat bars, but by all accounts it is a road bike--relatively light, Tiagra drivetrain, 25mm tires, caliper rim brakes...it's...
03-18-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By mcours2006

We gotta stop calling cyclist being hit from...

We gotta stop calling cyclist being hit from behind 'accidents'. Crash, collision, vehicular maiming, caused by driver negligence. Though it doesn't have the same ring as 'accident', which just kinda...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By mcours2006

I do not think you can even purchase 19mm tires...

I do not think you can even purchase 19mm tires anymore, at least I haven't noticed that as an option whenever I shop for tires. I've 22mm tubulars on a set of carbon wheels. They are okay at around...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,459
Posted By mcours2006

Whoa! Fourteen year old thread come back from the...

Whoa! Fourteen year old thread come back from the dead! I think it's safe for OP to ride now.
03-12-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 787
Posted By mcours2006

You could try linking the video so we can see for...

You could try linking the video so we can see for ourselves. A short video is worth two thousand words.
03-12-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By mcours2006

Not sure if there is much of a market for that...

Not sure if there is much of a market for that bike. I've seen a few of them on the used market in past years, but personally they've never appealed to me DA or otherwise. If I owned that bike if...
03-10-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,372
Posted By mcours2006

She fled the scene, so no way to prove she was...

She fled the scene, so no way to prove she was under the influence when she hit the man. However, if her IG pics are an indication, there likely was still alcohol in her system at the time of the...
03-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,671
Posted By mcours2006

Pretentious?? That's silly. People wear...

Pretentious?? That's silly. People wear bike-specific wear because it's the most comfortable for being on the saddle for a long ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,717
Posted By mcours2006

I've ridden my beater MTB around the...

I've ridden my beater MTB around the neighbourhood on a really hot summer evening with the kids to the park and whatnot, but on a three-hour road ride? Nah. I normally cover up my arms, even in the...
03-09-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,104
Posted By mcours2006

I prefer group rides if someone else is...

I prefer group rides if someone else is organizing it. I've organized my share of group rides, but sometimes I just feel like showing up without thinking about it.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,903
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, sounds about right to me. Like you,...

Yeah, sounds about right to me.

Like you, I've been doing the same commute for the past number of years. My light road bikes are faster than my heavier road bikes, but not as much as you might...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,721
Posted By mcours2006

There's one dude who works close to where I live...

There's one dude who works close to where I live that I often pass on the homeward commute. He always makes a point of waving, and sometimes quite emphatically, to me, so I wave back, perhaps less...
03-07-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,104
Posted By mcours2006

Bit late to the party...for long rides,...

Bit late to the party...for long rides, definitely more enjoyable in a group. Short rides, solo is preferable, but a small group, or just one other is perfect.

Last year I did a few 200 km+ rides,...
02-14-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,843
Posted By mcours2006

Sorry to hear about your crash and the damage to...

Sorry to hear about your crash and the damage to your bike, which sounds similar to the damage my bike suffered in a hit-from-behind crash--damahed right shifter, scrapes on the frame. Your injuries...
02-14-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By mcours2006

Good tip on the Mason jar. I've sealed them in...

Good tip on the Mason jar. I've sealed them in zip lock bags and get about three uses out of them,, my commute being about an hour long. The hand warmers are suppose to last up to 8 hours and the...
02-14-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By mcours2006

It's no wonder we ain't getting any new members...

It's no wonder we ain't getting any new members to this forum.🙄
02-12-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By mcours2006

Welcome to the forums, Chris Brown. If you're...

Welcome to the forums, Chris Brown. If you're genuinely interested in some insight on what bike to buy, include some information about yourself and what you're looking for.
02-12-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,891
Posted By mcours2006

I think I saw Rihanna over at A&S.

I think I saw Rihanna over at A&S.
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,514
Posted By mcours2006

I don't ride a recumbent, but I do have both rear...

I don't ride a recumbent, but I do have both rear and front cameras. The purpose is just to record. For monitoring rear view I rely on my trusty helmet mounted mirror which works perfectly. How...
02-05-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 827
Posted By mcours2006

Go for it. Any which way you can extend your...

Go for it. Any which way you can extend your riding season is good, in my books. Your old school bike should be fine. Any bike should be fine, for that matter, for winter riding. Might take you a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,680
Posted By mcours2006

If you're really wanting to know you could always...

If you're really wanting to know you could always get yourself one of them portable BP monitors and then go out and perform some HIIT. Report back. I'm curious too.
01-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,514
Posted By mcours2006

Year round commute as well, so I've ridden in...

Year round commute as well, so I've ridden in temperature -25*C. The windchill that morning was -29, but windchill is not really relevant when riding a bike. A tail wind negates the windchill, and a...
01-18-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,278
Posted By mcours2006

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride...

Winter cying pretty much anything goes. You ride where conditions suit the bike you're riding. For me it leans more toward the road. For lots of my riding friends it's fat biking in forested trails....
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By mcours2006

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it...

I wouldn't mind doing the morning ride also if it were not for the road conditions, more so than the darkness. I can cope with the darkness as I have plenty of lights and the route I normally take is...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By mcours2006

:thumb:

:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,772
Posted By mcours2006

Mock Commute During Work from Home

Just as the title suggests, anyone working from home and doing a mock commute before starting work day or commute to end the work day? I've been working from home the past two weeks, and though I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,343
Posted By mcours2006

No minimum. Once you get used to drop bar...

No minimum. Once you get used to drop bar position, it's quite comfortable.
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