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Forum: Commuting
02-02-23, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's more about whether I need the truck that day...

It's more about whether I need the truck that day for kid transportation and my bum ticker feels ok
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 251
Posted By Darth Lefty

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more...

When my commute was 12 miles rt it was much more of a workout than it is now at 7.4. Just not enough time to get much done
Forum: Commuting
02-01-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

I hope you are doing ok with your heart thing. I...

I hope you are doing ok with your heart thing. I got taken off my miracle drug because I showed too much improvement and now I'm miserable again
02-01-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By Darth Lefty

Pedals are one of those things where it's hard...

Pedals are one of those things where it's hard for me to see how you get your money's worth getting something expensive
02-01-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,363
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who are you two staging this performance for?

Who are you two staging this performance for?
02-01-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,945
Posted By Darth Lefty

oh hey! The roadies are here to tell us about...

oh hey! The roadies are here to tell us about fashion
01-30-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By Darth Lefty

There's not enough money in it for what it's...

There's not enough money in it for what it's supposed to do let alone the extra things you can think of
Forum: Commuting
01-30-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,358
Posted By Darth Lefty

In Yurp the yahoos throw share bikes in the...

In Yurp the yahoos throw share bikes in the canals but in Phoenix that's the best they can find
Forum: Commuting
01-30-23, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

A year or two pre covid here in California there...

A year or two pre covid here in California there was a fire at the same time as an unusual wind that blew it into San Francisco. The techies all discovered N95 masks at the same time and wiped out...
01-29-23, 09:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,317
Posted By Darth Lefty

Iím sorry, man. This sucks

Iím sorry, man. This sucks
01-29-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 553
Posted By Darth Lefty

The trick is to buy three tires so you two have...

The trick is to buy three tires so you two have rears to last the lifetime of the front.

Iím 85% kidding
Forum: Commuting
01-28-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had two laps last week and three laps this...

I had two laps last week and three laps this week. All on the MTB since I've got a torn calf muscle and wanted to have a shifter. Also was able to take the twins to kindergarten on their bikes three...
01-28-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By Darth Lefty

People are really hoping sometimes that itís...

People are really hoping sometimes that itís factory leftovers or fell off a truck but what weíve seen posted here caught is definitely outrageously counterfeit. The XT pedals were more impressive...
01-28-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By Darth Lefty

You're right. I've been had.

You're right. I've been had.
01-27-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,421
Posted By Darth Lefty

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it...

The wrong way it can buckle, the right way it canít. Follow the directions. Eeesh

FWIW, brakes are way more powerful than legs. Donít screw around.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-23, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Darth Lefty

ThermionicScott (IA) _____________ 58 mi (167...

ThermionicScott (IA) _____________ 58 mi (167 total)
Darth Lefty (CA) __________________ 47.4 as of 1/27
gaucho777 ________________________ 41.6 mi
jmitchelltfo _____________________ 39 mi (254...
01-25-23, 01:09 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

This week itís a hail of bullets

This week itís a hail of bullets
Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,536
Posted By Darth Lefty

Get better, man. Heart stuff is difficult

Get better, man. Heart stuff is difficult
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,565
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's gonna be a lot lighter with a dirt jumper...

It's gonna be a lot lighter with a dirt jumper drivetrain :)

I prefer a full length protected cable run but it's hardly determinant
Forum: Commuting
01-23-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

Nice late lap today. The dangerous deadfall has...

Nice late lap today. The dangerous deadfall has been cleared but thereís still impressive sights to see. This was a Ponderosa. It took out a lot of smaller trees to the left

...
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By Darth Lefty

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you...

No. If your bike is two or three sizes wrong, you have to fix that first.
01-21-23, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

Steve of Hardtail Party on YouTube swears by a...

Steve of Hardtail Party on YouTube swears by a few premium name brand rims that are more compliant. He thinks it matters more on a hard tail. In the next breath he will say it's fine to use the...
01-21-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,206
Posted By Darth Lefty

Since this thread Microshift has brought out some...

Since this thread Microshift has brought out some trigger shifters that are light action, for kids. They release with the index finger like Shimano.

We got two kid bikes this year with SRAM...
01-21-23, 12:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Darth Lefty

Yes, in the same way for the same reason. ...

Yes, in the same way for the same reason.

Adoption is not universal. A crash bent aluminum rim is something you can maybe bend back, maybe ride out, but a cracked carbon rim is done. However it's...
01-20-23, 02:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,038
Posted By Darth Lefty

This is a really cool project. I did a lot...

This is a really cool project.

I did a lot of events like this through my school career though not a submarine specifically. A really efficient RC airplane, various rocket events, a wind tunnel...
01-19-23, 10:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,086
Posted By Darth Lefty

Some of this is generational and some of it is...

Some of this is generational and some of it is price point. Carbon is black and more expensive, aluminum is silver and less expensive, and riders living through that change make that association....
Forum: Commuting
01-19-23, 12:14 AM
Replies: 1,577
Views: 296,358
Posted By Darth Lefty

Someone cried about this. Soggy monkey the size...

Someone cried about this. Soggy monkey the size of a 2yo

...
01-18-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By Darth Lefty

Holy wow, that looks amazing if you can do it ...

Holy wow, that looks amazing if you can do it

I figure fitness is probably a much bigger deal than the ideal bike. Maybe the new bike you need is a road bike to train on
Forum: Commuting
01-18-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

Another lap today. Tree crews out on the trails....

Another lap today. Tree crews out on the trails. A lot of wood down along my part of the lake loop. No idea how they are choosing which thngs to grind up. Probably whatever seems the most likely to...
01-18-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,086
Posted By Darth Lefty

Contrast helps ...

Contrast helps

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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-18-23, 01:31 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,565
Posted By Darth Lefty

What do you want to bet... Anyhow, I think...

What do you want to bet...

Anyhow, I think that guy was hoping for smaller. Maybe he can get a thudbuster or a redshift. Or not use Marathons, which IME are like rocks
01-18-23, 01:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,584
Posted By Darth Lefty

How many $14,000 bikes is that?

How many $14,000 bikes is that?
01-17-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Darth Lefty

If you want to see Danny Mac try to ride Viola's...

If you want to see Danny Mac try to ride Viola's bike. The on-location content starts about 4:25 if you want to skip the hotel vlogging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGBaoT0v-7Y
01-17-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Darth Lefty

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it...

That oval racing looks like a hoot. GMBN tried it vs GCN

I think people forget about the fun sometimes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD2eRIgBgI4
Forum: Commuting
01-17-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

Got a lap in today. Maybe the rest of the week...

Got a lap in today. Maybe the rest of the week too if the forecast holds. We are looking at a small storm Weds night but otherwise clear. California flooding is quickly going to fall out of your east...
01-16-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,743
Posted By Darth Lefty

Alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by...

Alcohol is a colorless volatile liquid formed by the fermentation of sugars which has an intoxicating effect on certain carbon-based life forms, according to the Encyclopedia Galactica...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-23, 12:50 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 18,565
Posted By Darth Lefty

A few pages ago when we asked about it, it was...

A few pages ago when we asked about it, it was still 33.9mm
01-14-23, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Darth Lefty

Check with the organizers. The events near me...

Check with the organizers. The events near me only enforce rules like this at the fastest level of competition.
01-12-23, 10:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,914
Posted By Darth Lefty

Maybe I should give drops one more chance. ...

Maybe I should give drops one more chance.

But I probably wonít.
Forum: Commuting
01-12-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 429
Posted By Darth Lefty

Back in action ThermionicScott (IA)...

Back in action

ThermionicScott (IA) ____________ 30 mi (97 total)
Atvar (ITA) ______________________ 9 mi (15 Km)
Darth Lefty (CA) _________________ 8.4 as of 1/12
01-12-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21,478
Views: 4,117,744
Posted By Darth Lefty

let a million plums blossom ...

let a million plums blossom


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Forum: Commuting
01-12-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 998
Posted By Darth Lefty

On the board for 2023! The kinders had an...

On the board for 2023!

The kinders had an early day and I got them onto their bikes for the ride in. The boy's bike is still way too big for him. I should have put off his move up. I gave him a...
01-12-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,192
Posted By Darth Lefty

Bikeforums: Shouldn't bike saddles and shorts...

Bikeforums: Shouldn't bike saddles and shorts work together?
Specialized: Hmmm...

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-23, 01:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,288
Posted By Darth Lefty

You can find someone with a problem with any of...

You can find someone with a problem with any of the popular hubs. Still the rep of the DT Swiss hubs is the one that seems the most solid. I lately bought a Hope hub instead but it was because I...
01-10-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

It's on the Windows taskbar, not the browser

It's on the Windows taskbar, not the browser
01-10-23, 04:25 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

A lull the next few days and then back to rain on...

A lull the next few days and then back to rain on Friday afternoon and all weekend. Long range forecast dries up middle of next week
Forum: Recumbent
01-10-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Darth Lefty

I had a trike after my heart surgery and man, it...

I had a trike after my heart surgery and man, it was a bumpy ride with the stock Marathon. A balloon rear tire at 2 bar was a huge improvement. A Schwalbe, forget which, a Big Apple or something like...
01-10-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Darth Lefty

We chose Tiles a few years ago. Same concept,...

We chose Tiles a few years ago. Same concept, really. Mainly to find our keys and work badges and TV remotes.

Muc-Off sells a tubeless valve stem with an Air Tag holder. This seems like an...
01-10-23, 12:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Well that guy needed a rain bike too!

Well that guy needed a rain bike too!
01-10-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,037
Posted By Darth Lefty

Rolling thunderstorm through here with sharp rain...

Rolling thunderstorm through here with sharp rain just before 4am. I have not been outside yet. The thing at the bottom of my screen just switched from "flood" (never seen that before) to "Rain on...
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