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  1. ...but I bet @dennis could trade a fat bike for a tall bike! Or @donkpow could spot stray cell phones from much greater distances! And @Dirtyhip could rock it on a downhill!
  2. Is Alberto's whatever...dunno the brand. But is sweet AF IMO. These pics are from Strava. Those lightweight wheels is sexy. head tube logo
  3. ..for this turkey vulture(?) as s/he had it all for themselves and no one trying to steal it.
  4. Kzoo

    Good job LeBron

    “Growing up, a bike changed everything for me. It was more than a way to go see my friends or play basketball – it was a way of life. A bike opened doors, allowed me to get to safe places after school, and gave me access to opportunities I never would have known.“ – LeBron James An initiative announced today by Lyft and LeBron James will provide free bikeshare memberships to 16-20 year olds in NYC, Chicago and the Bay Area, in partnership with the YMCA.
  5. ...is what I call it, and figure this section can use a new topic Anyway, it's the standard seen-it-a-million-times sort of thing that most cyclist have dealt with. On one hand, there is the traditional "lost in thought" getting passed that awakens you again and you reassess your pace. For me, that happens when I zone out for a little bit, and if I do get caught and passed, I quickly do the calculation to see if I am happy at my current speed/effort or if I could ramp it up and enjoy it more. In any case, though, I don't ride up behind a guy and the punk pass him at a sprint. If the fellow is riding a good pace, I'll settle in a distance behind him to get the "carrot" effect but also no slipstream/draft. That makes the ride still a workout of my choosing but uses another rider as a good incentive to keep the pace up. If the fellow is riding at a good but not great pace, I'll mosey up behind them, wait for a stretch of clear road, pass & say howdy, and then continue the pass. This leaves an opportunity for them to sit on my wheel if they like, ride beside me, or just drop off. The ones that bother me are the pass someone, have them draft (or stalk) me waiting for the chance to sprint past a while later. Odd behavior and pretty asocial. Anyway, with my rear camera in play, it is fun to actually see how things percolate once a pass is made. This mash-up shows me rolling up on a guy, passing him, him disappearing into the distance behind me, and then, as I slow behind a different guy to cross a DANGEROUS intersection, passed guy uses our slowing and our break in the traffic to make his move I just let him go, reel him in as the traffic on the trail clears, and then do my favorite azzclown move of sitting on his wheel for the last mile or two relaxing the whole way. Good clean fun. Anyway, my editing sucks and the light was tough for the front cam, but you'll get the point.
  6. Bicycle insurance? Just read somewhere else someone asking about it. People seriously get insurance for their bicycle? Seriously?
  7. I was wearing my full finger but lightweight gloves and they don't have very grippy fingertips Slipped right out of my hand as I was putting it back into the cage.
  8. https://gizmodo.com/e-bikes-riskier-to-ride-than-e-scooters-and-bikes-stud-1840664132 Ed Cara Yesterday 5:00PM People riding electric-powered bikes are more likely to risk serious injury than those on conventional bikes and motorized scooters, according to a recent study. But e-scooters have their own unique health risks, too. The research, published this November in the journal Injury Prevention, looked at data on injuries caused by consumer products collected by the U.S. government from emergency rooms across the country. The authors compared patterns of injuries reported between 2000 and 2017 caused by e-bikes, e-scooters, and pedal-powered bikes to one another. During those years, they found 17 percent of injuries related to e-bikes were more serious internal injuries like internal bleeding. That’s more than double than the percentage of internal injuries seen with scooters or bicycles. Injured e-bike riders were also more likely to need hospitalization than the other groups. And e-bike injuries were three times more likely to have involved collisions with pedestrians than either group. E-scooter injuries, on the other hand, were three times more likely to involve concussions than e-bikes and more likely to cause fractured bones. More people also got hurt overall on e-scooters than on e-bikes, though that’s at least partly due to the greater popularity of the former. During the study’s length, there were some 130,000 injuries related to scooters, compared to around 3,000 e-bike injuries. The same study found conventional bikes caused more than 9 million injuries. They’re even more popular than either e-scooters or e-bikes, though, with around half of all households owning one. And compared to e-bikes and scooters, we know a lot more about how risky (and good for our health) riding bikes can be. “We don’t know a lot about the overall risks and benefits of electric-powered scooters and e-bikes,” lead author Charles DiMaggio, director of the injury research program at New York University Langone Health’s division of trauma and surgical critical care, told Reuters via email Wednesday. The authors suggest that greater max speed of e-bikes and e-scooters is to blame for at least some of the increased risk of injury seen with them compared to bikes. But while riders could do more to keep themselves safe, such as voluntarily wearing helmets and not riding drunk, cities should pick up some of the regulatory slack as well, especially if these products can motivate people to try greener forms of transportation. Many cities are struggling with how to best regulate the use of e-bikes and e-scooters, especially those rented out by ride-sharing companies, DiMaggio noted. And there are plenty of things cities could require or implement to create a safer riding experience, such as docking stations, more dedicated bike lanes, and education programs. Companies, meanwhile, should probably do more to prevent their rented e-bikes from going up in flames or otherwise breaking down.
  9. https://reason.com/2019/12/17/this-bicycle-registration-law-gives-police-yet-another-excuse-to-punish-insufficiently-meek-citizens/?itm_source=parsely-api A Montgomery County, Maryland, ordinance authorizes impoundment and misdemeanor charges for cyclists who lack the requisite sticker. JACOB SULLUM | 12.17.2019 2:40 PM Cpl. Jason Halko (MCP) Did you know that residents of Montgomery County, Maryland, are legally required to register their bicycles? Neither did Steve Silverman, who last June received a criminal citation for violating that requirement. In a video about that experience, Silverman, founder of Flex Your Rights, presents it as an example of how "police use ill-conceived laws to punish people who assert their rights." While Silverman's brush with the law was relatively mild as these things go, it does illustrate the problems posed by the myriad excuses that legislators give police for hassling people they deem insufficiently respectful. Officer Christopher Brown of the Montgomery County Police Department initially pulled Silverman over for running a stop sign while riding his bike in what he describes as "a quiet residential neighborhood." In the police body camera video of the encounter, Silverman suggests that Brown stopped him because he had seen Silverman provide "educational information" to a young man who had just been detained, questioned, and released by Brown and Cpl. Jason Halko. That suggestion evidently irks Brown, who later asks, "Do you just try to intimidate me because you don't want me to give you a ticket, or why?" Silverman declines to show identification but supplies his name, address, and date of birth. He takes out his smartphone to record the encounter, which leads to this exchange with Halko: Having lost that argument, a sheepish and possibly embarrassed Halko leans into Brown's car and reports that "I don't see a registration sticker on his bicycle." After Halko confirms that Silverman does not have the requisite sticker, Brown radios for a van to pick up the bike. That's right: The same county ordinance that requires registration of bicycles also says police "may impound any unregistered bicycle until the bicycle is properly registered." Although Halko ultimately dissuaded Brown from taking Silverman's bike, the officers still left him with two criminal citations requiring him to appear in court, one for the stop sign violation and one for the unregistered bicycle. Silverman says he was not aware of the bicycle registration requirement until that day. "I was dumbfounded when they wrote me a ticket for it," he writes in an email. "Afterward, when I learned that it was a criminal summons, I was double-dumbfounded. The registration law is written as a Class C civil violation (i.e., a non-crime). But under Maryland law, the police may write up any class A, B, or C violation as a misdemeanor crime, as they did in my case." If charged as a misdemeanor, a Class C violation is punishable by a $50 fine and up to 10 days in jail if the fine is not paid. When the November 12 court date rolled around, Silverman and his lawyer showed up, but neither Brown nor Halko did. "When my attorney described the charges, the judge just shook her head in disbelief," Silverman says in his video, "and the prosecutor kind of chuckled as he dropped the charges." Silverman notes that "I was very fortunate because I could afford to hire a great attorney," and "I didn't need to find child care or risk losing my job to make that court date," which is not the case for many other defendants. He urges legislators to "stop passing laws that give police the power to stop and arrest people, because police will inevitably find creative ways to use those laws to harm people in ways you did not intend." And if legislators find that "police are misusing, for example, mandatory bicycle registration laws," he says, they should "repeal those damn laws." A couple of legislators already have heeded Silverman's recommendation. Last week, David Moon, a Democrat who represents Silverman's district in the Maryland House of Delegates, posted a link to his video on Facebook, along with the text of the bicycle registration law, urging the Montgomery County Council to "repeal this nonsense." Council Member Tom Hucker (D–District 5) says he wants to re-examine the law. According to a 2016 Citylab report, "Only a handful of mainland North American cities currently have mandatory bicycle registration laws."
  10. Today should be the second day in a row of 60+ degree weather I hope for another afternoon ride. Yesterday, there were more folks out riding than a typical weekend (for this time of year). The weather shifts to cooler and rainy/overcast for Thurs-Sat so you gotta get it as you can. Yesterday a deer was blocking my path, but kindly moved before I got through and none of his buddies were waiting in ambush.
  11. Twin six jersey from Jenson USA. It's the 2019 KOM. Regularly $90 got it for$55
  12. Did you reach your goal(s)? I planned to ride at least 3K, but it looks like I'll be lucky to get 2,700. 2,554 so far.
  13. On my Saturday ride, I just happened to glance down at my rear wheel's hub area while riding. I noticed that the Powertap's end cap (technically a " Threaded Triangle Lock Nut") was spinning freely. I found that strange, but just thought it had unscrewed itself. I checked it out when I got home, and it turned out it hadn't unscrewed itself, but rather it had sheared off leaving the threaded part in the Powertap's body, while the cap part just spun freely. The residual threaded piece keeps the hub tightly in place. On Sunday, before my afternoon ride, I thought I would see if I could easily remedy the situation. A replacement cap is $5 on the Quarq site, so that wasn't a real issue, and I hoped I could just find a simple way to back out the threaded broken off bit. No luck I do think I can safely ride with the piece missing (I now use a lithium battery!) since it still looks waterproof. In any case, I plan to further explore options to easily remedy the situation and I have time since I hope the battery will last several years before needing replacement. But, since the wheel was off the bike as I troubleshooted the issue, I opted to grab my other Powertap wheel off of my Roubaix and used that for yesterday's ride. Sure, I had to spend an extra minute or two adding the sensor to the new Wahoo computer, but such is the daily challenges we must face head-on to survive these days The offending part:
  14. Two piece cleats for Look KEO. When replacing cleats I paint around the old cleat so I know where to position the new one. But these two piece cleats can be removed one piece at a time so the new cleat can be positioned in the same location. I haven't installed these yet, so I'm not sure how they perform, but I'll be riding w/ them next year.
  15. Wheels finally came in, my LBS owner friend sent me a picture of the front wheel ready to go. She should have the rear done today!
  16. Okay, I probably missed the thread where this was vigorously discussed here, so I apologize in advance, but WTF is the deal with the Amgen TOC being cancelled? Finally a bike race I could watch on the telly after 10 a.m., and it was where I first heard of Sagan and Alaphillipe and actually saw Taylor Phinney win a real road stage, and they're dismissing it like a cheap suit. What gives?
  17. ChrisL

    TIB

    Shimano GRX wheel set Maxxiss Re-Fuse 700 X 32C tires 6 bolt adapter Tape & Valves Bottle of Stans My LBS owner friend gave me a sweet deal!
  18. So, the route is out and it seems it might be a course for the non-high altitude climbers. Froome, Dumoulin, Alaphillippe, or Roglic versus types like Bernal or Quintana. Interesting that it is so southern France specific, but I guess 2019 was also weighted towards eastern France. Stage 1: Nice–Nice (156km) Stage 2: Nice–Nice (187km) Stage 3: Nice–Sisteron (198km) Stage 4: Sisteron–Orcièrers-Merlette (157km) Stage 5: Gap–Privas (183km) Stage 6: Le Teil–Mont Aigoual 191(km) Stage 7: Millau–Lavaur (168km) Stage 8: Cazères–Loudenvielle (140km) Stage 9: Pau–Laruns (154km) Rest day in La Charente-Maritime Stage 10: Le Château-d’Oléron–Saint-Martin-de-Ré (170km) Stage 11: Châtelaillon-Plage–Poitiers (167km) Stage 12: Chauvigny–Sarran (Correze) (218km) Stage 13: Châtel-Guyon–Puy Mary (Cantal) (191km) Stage 14: Clermont-Ferrand–Lyon (197km) Stage 15: Lyon–Grand Colombier (175km) Rest day in Isère Stage 16: La Tour-du-Pin–Villard-de-Lans (164km) Stage 17: Grenoble–Méribel (Col de la Loze) (168km) Stage 18: Méribel–La Roche-sur-Foron (168km) Stage 19: Bourg-en-Bresse–Champagnole (160km) Stage 20: Lure–La Planche des Belles Filles (36km TT) Stage 21: Mantes-la-Jolie–Paris (Champs-Élysées) (122km) Total distance: 3,470km (2,156 miles)
  19. I mean, what''s not to believe??? I always like to stockpile a bunch of testosterone with no intention to use it! It's totally normal! --------------------------------------------- It is expected that former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman will admit to ordering banned substance testosterone and that he told a 'lot of lies' during his medical tribunal. Freeman attended the first day of his rescheduled tribunal with the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester on Tuesday having missed the initial day citing health reasons. Freeman's legal representative Mary O'Rourke QC told the tribunal that her client would admit to ordering 30 patches of Testogel to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011. However, he will deny that the order of the banned substance from Fit4Sport was due to be administered to an athlete. Freeman will also admit to having told lies in his initial hearings including the claim he emailed Fit4Sport after having received the testosterone to inform them that the delivery had been made in error, returned and that it would be destroyed by the company. Speaking on behalf of her client, O'Rouke said how Freeman could 'not bring himself to tell the truth, even to his lawyers' until recently. It was also confirmed by Times journalist Matt Lawton that Freeman would be screened from the media when giving evidence and screened from former GB coach Shane Sutton when he is cross-examined. The tribunal is currently investigating claims that Freeman ordered testosterone to British Cycling in order for it to be administered to athletes. He is also accused of providing medical treatment to non-athlete members of staff and allegedly failing to inform patients' GPs of medication he has prescribed. Freeman is also being accused of inadequate record-keeping after confidential records were lost on a laptop that was stolen from him in Greece in August 2014. The tribunal will continue until 20th December with the hearing expected to resume on Monday 4th November.
  20. ...and it has pretty photos. I think the story would be better with more meat behind the slideshow, but it does provide a good starting point for getting some ride adventure ideas. Crater Lake ride would be fun. ...and this La Sal Mountain Loop looks neat: ...or Rockwell Road, Mount Greylock looks pretty:
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