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>commute on MUT
>Combination of strollers and joggers and one dog taking up entire width of both lanes
>Four times in 9 miles
>Have to pass on dirt by one group apparently hard of hearing
I need to buy a bell. Will that work? Or maybe a whistle?
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>>1113814
yep
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>>1113814
Air horn
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>>1113805
>Go out to train
>Glass spread across both lanes in a corner
>Can't stop feeling I punctured both tubes
>Go back home

They where perfectly fine, but fuck, I pay for clean and safe roads.
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>>1113819
Will do if the bell does nothing
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I had a nice ride in the forest after work today, lots of nicely maintained singletrack sections there.

22 degrees with light rain, probably the ideal riding conditions for me. Its just so insanely comfy, that cooling sensation of the rain. I love rain when it doesnt make me cold or too wet.
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>>1113837
trail riding or skateboarding in misty rain is the best feel. shirtless or with tank top. put your arms out, feels like flying through clouds
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Drafted off of a group ride for almost a dozen miles today. Not sure if that still counts as wheelsucking. I caught a couple dirty looks but they didn't say anything or try to drop me. They were already drafting for each other, so one more person at the back wasn't hurting anybody right?
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>>1113872
technically they would experience less drag
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>>1113814
dont buy a bell, people never hear it. I try shouting and that works sometimes. I like to just not say anything because when I do say something some of those idiots turn around directly into my passing zone. then there are the passive aggressive sorts that just pretend not to hear you, I shoulder those mother fuckers... its usually old white dudes and niggers.
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>>1113822
I used to ride through a rougher neighborhood where I would have to watch out for tons of broken glass and needles.
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>>1113814
I have a Crane on my commuter, people definitely hear that.
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>being a dick innacity
>moved onto sidewalk to bypass a traffic jam
>was makign a left from the sidewalk to the road
>watching the cages because a few went (against the light)
>sudden impact
>realize I hit a ped full-on
>some 20's guy, he was totally cool with it, neither of us were injured
>realize if I was a cage that guy would be in the hospital

First ped I ever hit that was my fault. I feel bad but hey, I was going slow so no harm done.

>>1113837

Nice woods. Wish I lived near some.
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>>1113837
>drivetrain pointed at ground
Stop right there you criminal scum!
Enjoy your ride though.
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>>1113805
Omw home from work at around 5 pm, passed by a grassy park and saw a lady bent over one of the picnic tables getting railed from behind. Mind you it's broad daylight out and they weren't even trying to hide it. Not going to lie I stared for a good minute or so as I passed by really slowly, then proceeded to crank one out after I got home, a-am I a vouyer cuck boy now?
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>>1113814
Drive a car. Then you'll know how the other side feels.
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>>1113923
I leaned my saddle against the tree, the drivetrain encountered no abuse there. I just had to take a pee.
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>>1113814
I have a bell on both my bikes (even the crabbon fredsled, yes) and most people seem to appreciate it on the mups).
>>1113955
People say this a lot, but last time I checked cyclists very rarely completely block both lanes of a road. If they do it's critical mass, and fuck massholes tbqh.
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Not sure if this belongs here on in BQG but I was nearing the end up my ride today (only 30mi) and starting up one of my sprint climbs my thigh felt weird but I continued, got out of the saddle and started to sprint. half way up my fuckling leg locked up and I had to sit down.

I've never had this happen before, would would cause something like this?
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>>1113982
Not enough food and/or drink taken before the ride is the most likely reason.

Also there is the offchance that you recently bought new shoes and mounted your clips differently than you had previously, but I bet you would have figured that one out for yourself.
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>>1113818
>>1113814
Welp gonna see if this shit works on monday
>>1113955
I do, I don't know how it feels like to block all lanes of traffic with my friends though
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Didn't have time for a challenging ride today but managed to squeeze in five miles before sundown.

Still just a beginner but this sort of ride kicked my ass when I first got my bike. Now it's just kinda eh. Next day off is Sunday, want to try a 20-mile ride then. I think I'm ready.
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>>1113872
Should have taken a turn at the front
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>>1113814
Bells are mandatory in my region. As a pedestrian when I hear a single or double-ding I stay far right as possible as I know I am about to be passed.
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>>1113876
this
They should bought you coffee and cake and sucked your nuts.
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>>1113837
Sloppy trails are the best for riding. Local trail are closed and crawling with rangers.

JUST
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>>1113918
Me. Cycling through city. See a flock of Stacie's crossing the street slow as fuck. They don't notice me till I'm like 15 feet out. If they didn't see me it would be fine, I would just go around them. Instead some stop others continue and notice the others have stopped and turn around. At the same time the ones that stopped in the first place notice me slowing down and begin walking. The two groups met in the middle and they collectively decide to stop. At this point I'm already off the pedals just staring at them. Continue to stare until they just cross the fucking road already.

MFW literally the same thing happens when I stop for a group of deer in the country.
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did around 55-60kms last night, fought a headwind all the way out but caught the tailwind on the way back. wind is dumb. had a heavy load in panniers and sat upright.

critical mass rides are dumb as fuck and stupidly slow
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Had a nice long mountainbike ride of 75km over the local singletracks.

Was very nice apart from the fact that I was chased by dogs 3 times, two times by small harmless barky dogs, but one was a very big threatening looking dog and it was on a technical piece of singletrack, I got scared and rode much faster than I was comfortable trying to get away from the fucker and nearly crashed. It kept chasing me for quite a long time too, just wouldnt want to give up. I hope it was able to find its way back to its owner alright.

Everytime a dog started chasing me, I heard the owner hysterically yell after the dog to stop. It was on a fucking sunday, and there were tons of mountainbikers out today. If your dog tends to chase after them, why in the fuck would you not keep it on a leash when walking in that area?
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>Commute to work
>5 min into the ride Garmin freezes, crashes
>Huh, that's a bit weird
>Turn it back on and record the ride to work

>Commute home
>10 min into the ride Garmin freezes, crashes
>This is concerning
>Turn it back on and record the ride home
Is my 510 dying?
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>>1114529
Do you have maps on an sd card? If so try removing the card. I've suspected that some Garmin crashes are the result of unhandled io exceptions when part of map is corrupt. So swapping cards or reformatting might help.
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>>1114570
>510
>Do you have maps on an sd card?
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>>1114594
casual
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Did a slow 3 miles around the block because I was tired and lazy and didn't feel like a long ride. Got to see Christmas trees in their natural environment, though.
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went 50 miles up north to what was supposed to be some very decent singletrack in amish country.

turns out it was EXTREMELY good. i'm going back tomorrow. with a chamois this time. fuck.
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>>1113918
Was he cute
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>>1114525
>I got scared and rode much faster than I was comfortable trying to get away from the fucker and nearly crashed

why does this board have such a problem with dogs. he was chasing you because its fun, dogs chase things with tires and try to bite the tires. its a game they play for fun
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>>1114799
are you one of those shit pet owner apologists
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>>1114801
no, but if that were to happen on one of my rides it would be a lot of fun. unexpected trail dog sounds like a blast.
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>>1114031
Always nice to come back to a course you'd struggle with before
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>Road outside the house is wet before I set out for work
>Lets try out the full rain gear
>Overdressed, but it's tolerable
>Garmin Edge 510 works properly
>Except my cadence sensor was knocked out of alignment during the night by my dipshit brother - fortunately not pushed into the spokes
>The taste of mould in by bidons has been replaced by a hint of detergent
>Rains briefly just before work ends
>Work a bit of overtime so it will dry out before I leave
>Rains even more until I decide to leave
>Put on full rain gear again
>Against the wind this time
>boil_in_the_bag.jpg
>Overtaken by qt I recognised from the commute in a few days back
>Garmin freezes and shuts down 4 times during ride home
>Bike is splattered with road dirt because I haven't put my mudguards on yet
mfw
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Found some rad rock slabs to ride this weekend
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>>1114938
Fug. Where is this
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>>1114938
Fuck are you trying to find Dante?
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>>1114938

casuals ride down
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Rode to one of the "local' (25 km each way) reserves/bike parks and fucked around now my gravel bike is all built up and finished. No idea what I'm doing really but had a decent time. Going up is pretty good but going down is shake rattle and fuckin roll.

Wondered a couple of times if I was going on a trail meant to be one way only but there were no signs and referencing the ride to the maps doesn't show anything. Those bermed corners that are so fun to fly down are hard work to go up, though.
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>>1113918
people should be fined for using headphones when walking/riding a bike/moped
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>>1114525
a leash wont help if its one of those bear sized dogs. usually their owner is a weak skeleton woman that can do nothing if the dog decides to do something.
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>>1114973
Kananaskis, Alberta

>>1115005
Dante who? Not sure about this reference

>>1115009
Uphills are fun too
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Coming back from an evening ride I quickly glance over and back, then think "WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?" I look again and it was just the moon rising.

I first saw it when it was a bit lower and it looked like it was a big while blob sitting on top of the buildings. The camera completely messed up the lighting. It was much darker than this picture makes it look.

The temperature dropped like a rock when the sun went down. Plenty of ninja cyclists out with their ninja children in the dark.
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>>1115469
DAWN OF THE FIRST DAY
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>>1115469

Yeah the moon was crazy tonight.
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>>1115469
This is cool shit what place you riding around
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>>1115496
Just outside Regina, SK. 3 km of harvested fields in the foreground before the first buildings. The area looks more densely packed than it actually is. At full 18x zoom the camera squishes stuff in the distance together.

In this picture the tower is about 3 km away and the two buildings on the left about 8.5 km.
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Saw a nice reflection off a twisty creek just before getting home. Now this one looks darker than it actually was.
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I replaced the battery in my Edge 800 last night. Quite easy aside from reconnecting the incredibly short front panel connector cable. I ended up putting on a glove as it was difficult to do without risking touching the screen with a finger. It was definitely a good idea for me to watch a video as I might have had a few problems otherwise. The guy who made the video had his run time go from 5 hours to 17.5 which is more than that listed in the 800 specs despite the labelled battery capacity being 10% lower.
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>>1113814
I just thought of the perfect horn for a bike. Press a button and it makes a loud "catcall". It would automatically get women's attention so they can be offended and guys would look in hopes of seeing some booty.
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>Riding my brand new entry level Giant roadbike on the local bikeway
>flat tire
>have to walk 4 miles back home with the bike on my back while getting passed by soccer moms on beach cruisers and middle aged men in recumbents

Fuck this shit, I'm gonna buy a trainer
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>>1116102
or you could just ride with a pump and spare tube like an adult?
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Went for my first ride after a week of being off and not doing much to maintain fitness. I forgot to warm up, didn't really fuel myself well before the ride either but i only planned to do an hour or so.

10 minutes in i hit this local hill that i like to go full tilt on, maybe half a mile at decent gradient, decide hey why not.

Went at it, felt pretty good during, but as soon as i hit the ridge and eased off the power that's when my world came down around me.

Had to stop and get off the bike (i now know this is where i fucked up even further). Tunnel vision, couldn't stand up, vomited, pulse dropped from 180ish to around 40 then was irregular for the 20 or so minutes it took for me to recover then roll home

But hey, at least i got a PR and am now 9th on that segment, so it was all worth it right?
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>>1116113
and look like some tryhard fred? no thanks
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>>1116102
i would have stopped and helped
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>>1116102
>no friends / gf to call in emergency
>rides without means to fix flat

ISHYGDDT
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>>1116102

Why would a 4 mile walk be a problem?
Just change your mindset. You're out walking the bike.
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10 mile commute in 35 mins on mtb, not too bad. traffic in my area is not terrible but does move fast.
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Got caught in the rain.
Also apples stolen straight from a tree taste so much better than what you can get in the stores it's not even funny.
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>>1115009
Casuals think they're hot shit for getting up the hill when they can't ride down with greater proficiency than a wheelchair user.
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>>1116388

I am pretty sure that anyone with the skillset to ride up a rock garden has the skillset to utterly fucking destroy it on the way down.
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Well that's it for biking till the spring.
Just got blind sided by a car going 70kph. Walked away with a broken finger but I'm still a little shaken.
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>>1116521
they made contact? shit man did they stop
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>>1116522
they swerved and did a flip into the ditch. car is a writeoff.
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>>1116521
>>1116522
>>1116526
im in canada

how do i seek legal aid to avoid getting sued and maybe get paid?
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>>1116535
You can't "avoid getting sued".. you are or you aren't. At every courthouse is a Legal Aid representative that you can contact. A Clerk of the Court can provide contact information if Legal Aid is closed (they usually only run for a couple hours 2 days/week.

Do not expect good work from them, they're basically there to fullfil a legal obligation of representation & dotting the I's & crossing the T's. You'll get what you paid for: $0 (they otoh get $220).
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>>1116535
First piece of legal advice would be not to post any details here or anywhere else online. You've already posted enough that it wouldn't be difficult to determine where it happened. A car rolling over will almost certainly make the news.

Not sure what you meant by blind sided (and you probably shouldn't elaborate). Unless you did something like blow through an intersection its unlikely you'd get sued.
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2 windy days in a row, both with wind gusting over 50 km/h. Today it was only 5 °C giving the wind some extra bite.

Found a trashed ipad on the side of the road with the screen complete full of cracks and the body bent. Still turned on and the touchscreen worked. It was pass coded but I managed to determine it belonged to the gubberment from a sticker on the back. It was in a magnetic case so it was probably stuck to the roof of a car until a big enough bump knocked it off.

Monopoly at McDonalds Canada starts this week so I'll start finding lots of free shit on litter when I'm out riding during the next month.
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>>1116540
Wouldn't it require a police investigation uncovering his browsing history to have anonymous 4chan posts brought up in court?
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>>1116575
Other party's lawyer would be more likely to discover a public post than the police. Maybe in Canada it would be less of an issue since the prevalence of no fault insurance means tiny payouts compared to US. I imagine the risk of posting here is much smaller than something more directly identifiable like FB.
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>>1116582
I understand how that's in general good advice, but yeah, surely it mostly applies to FB. The chance of a lawyer finding posts on /n/ has to be pretty small.
>lawyer finds your posts on /n/
>uses them to pick apart your case
>you lose the trial
>stuck paying all costs
>on the way out the lawyer tells you to remove your valve caps and git gud
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>>1116587
If its anything like the uninsured driver that destroyed my car under no-fault. The insurance company covers the driver's claim. And instead of the at fault party having the other driver as an opponent, its the insurance company and all the lawyers / investigators they have at their disposal.

If anon was at fault it could be months before he even gets served. Though any charges laid by the police would come much sooner.

If the incident occurred near an uncontrolled intersection, whether anon was actually at fault could come down to whether car came from right or left, even if he thinks he did some dumb shit.
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Biked for the first time today in years. Rode for 30 mins and called it quits. Was the most difficult ride ever. Got home wheezing and panting. Puked all over my garage floor and ended up passing out.

I used to run fucking marathons once upon a time. How did this even happens bruh?
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>>1116635
You're lucky. Keep at it and you'll quickly make huge progress. The rest of us who aren't puking and passing out after 30 minutes will only be able to get comparatively marginal gains.
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>>1116635
The body rapidly destroys fitness you aren't actively maintaining
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Somewhat ride related

>started cycling
>quit drinking
>mental health improved
>this goes on for almost a year
>slowly starting to enjoy cycling less and less
>mental health is getting worse (depression, voices etc are all coming back)
>don't want to ride but guilt from not riding is to much to deal with
>decide to start drinking again to get rid of guilt from not wanting to ride
>feel bad about drinking becasue it's gonna take a hold of me but I drink to get rid of the guilt from not riding even though I don"t too


I should have just killed myself when i had the chance
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>>1116759

Try becoming a tri-dork, learning to swim is a useful skill and going running might help you hate cagers less than you do now (though they deserve all the hate they can get).


worked for me at least.
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>>1116759
Switching up types of rides can help break out of the ride funk. Or do something different like riding at night. Gravel or mtb riding is much more peaceful away from the traffic.

I did a ride today that was on a busy highway for the first 40 km. The non-stop traffic was driving me nuts. Then I turned off onto a paved deserted service road that only went to a mine. Followed by peaceful gravel for the next few hours only seeing a handful of cars.
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>>1116521
>No space between the number and the unit symbol
>Abusing SI prefixes and unit symbols
Please re-read the SI Brochure.
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>>1117017
you should probably start posting links to the the si brochure to help make your point.
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How do people in car-heavy areas ride on roads?

My last work was easy to get to via back routes, but my current commute goes right through the busiest part of town, and has horrible drivers everywhere.

To make matters worse, the road maintenance is bad, the shoulders are nonexistent, and the people are rarely in a good mood.

I tried the commute once, and got honked at 3 times, name-called once, and aggressively passed on a narrow, shoulderless, two-lane road for quite a while. And that was in just one there and back.

I don't know how to put up with that kind of thing.
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>>1117021
Take an alternative longer, quieter route
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>>1117021
I find it fun. Try to ride fresh and pace or outpace traffic. It's a lot safer.
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>>1117074
All the roads around me are 45 mile per hour roads, either by actual posted limit or by how people choose to drive.

This makes keeping pace something impossible.

>>1117056
The only other route I know of still takes a bit of a crazy road that people do at 30-40 even if it's posted as 25 in some places.

To make matters worse, going home would require a long uphill on this route, for which I'm not sure I would have the energy to ride back.

The shorter route is the easy route, but, as mentioned, it goes right through the heart of the worst traffic in town.
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>bike to work
>Air gets smoky from the northern CA fires
>Figure I'll take the bus home to minimize breathing in of the smoke
>I left work an hour and a half ago and still have another 45 minutes to go
>Most of the time was waiting for the bus
>Spent more time outside breathing than if I were to just bike home (normal commute is 45 minutes)
>Can't really bike home from the bus stop I'm waiting at now since no bike Lanes, sidewalk is fucked from construction, my normal commute is a nw/se running trail and I'm taking orthogonal bus routes
Learned my lesson
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>biking home tired as a dog
>car ahead drives up bike lane to make a selfish left turn ahead before light goes out
>car behind tries to do the same, is blocked by me, giving him the finger
>ride past public housing
>full blooded nigger children fighting
>pajeet blocking bike lane in stopped traffic
>I ride past him and spit at the ground near his car
>gang of africans loitering at one end of the bridge
>fags on a motorike overtake me
>finally a good turn, the car behind didn't cut me off or undertake me trying to turn into my street
>get into garage, stupid omafiets bike still amazingly has its rubber strapon lights
>switch the rear and front lights around to teach him a lesson
Sure, I'm not prefect by any means, but what a ride.
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I was doing an evening ride and around mile 16 my calf tightened out of nowhere and I had to stop for a few minutes.

There wasn't much light but this lake was one of the comfiest spots I've ever rested at.
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>>1117147
I ride in a city in latin America. No
bike lanes, shitty roads, giant hills. Murderous busses.

Be visible, stick to the right, assume all cars are going to hit you.

Sack up.
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>>1117021
Take the lane.
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Not a great start for today's ride. Rear tire was flat when I was ready to go. Swapped tubes and it immediately started losing air. Since that was spare in my kit, at least I found out at home instead of on the road. Then 20 km into the ride I got a flat. Double checked all my patched spare tonight to make sure they weren't leaking.

It was cold, windier than forecast and my legs were stiff most of the ride. At least for the coming week the daytime highs will be nearly 20 C with the overnight lows back above freezing.
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>>1117928
You're supposed to check the tires for sharp things still being in them before replacing the tube.
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>>1117952
Always do. Position of second puncture was nowhere near the first and I had felt around the whole inside of the tire.
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Just shy of a century today, over 2/3 of it on dirt and gravel. This is about the time flocks of hundreds of thousands of snow geese come through. So on the way home I checked one of the ponds they frequent, and found it had completely dried up during the summer. Two other ponds in the area for me to check this week.

Tuesday night and Wednesday the wind is supposed to be as high as 100 km/h, so Wednesday can be a rest day.
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>>1118366
looks.. super.. exciting..
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>>1113805
43 miles. longest ive done so far. went out of my city into the farmland for the first time and everybody passed with lots of space. went to this hipster town that had bike lanes. well not rly bike lanes more like there were pictures of bicycles on the road and sometimes on the shoulder. the countryside is hella comfy tho!
horses trees old barns high voltage power lines small airports tractors.
someone said "nice bike" which has never happened before. i think they didnt know what they were talking about tho i have the cheapest road bike i could get. or maybe they genuinely liked it.
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this week has been surprisingly busy, especially for the middle of October. Now that winter kicks in there's a lot more food deliveries because people cant be fucked to get outside now. In the summer like, less than 1% of my deliveries was food. Now i'm taking about 2 every day. Not awful but I fucking hate food deliveries.
Also love it when dispatch doesnt check how much food it is and sends me to pickup a goddamn mountain of bullshit that'd be physically impossible for me to even haul half of

Man you see some weird shit being out on the road so much tho.

Recent highlights:
>dude on a motorcycle eating shit at like 5 mph in the middle of the road for seemingly no reason
>walking into a grocery store and seeing a woman sprawled out motionless on the floor with her husband ontop of her, crying, stroking her face (???)
>guy in a car followed me into a parking lot to ask me how i liked my bike because he wanted to get the same one
>business man and homeless man screaming at eachother incoherently
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Out for a ride yesterday my legs were really sore. Raised the saddle 1 mm and they were great. So I finally decided it was time to deal with the parallax problem when it comes to measuring saddle height. Rather than pay US$150+ for a fitting tool I decided to make myself a knockoff of the Abbey Tools saddle fit tool out of a $2.50 piece of Masonite hardboard.

The pictures of it online made copying it somewhat easy since it had ruled numbers on it. Total length is about 45 cm with the nose stop 15 cm from the front. Width is probably around 16-18 cm, I made mine 20 which looks a bit wider. Waiting for the wood glue to dry before I try it tomorrow. Going to see if I can find some stick on ruler tape for the setback markings.
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>someone orders a 4 hour delivery
>drop off point is literally across the street from pickup

why tho
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Cager looking to turn cyclist here. Has anyone made the switch before?

I'm sick of spending $400 a month on petrol for my car. I have a motorbike but barely ride it.
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>>1119527
No one. You're a pioneer.
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>>1119527
Just how many kilometres do you drive each month? That sounds like a shitload even if your vehicles is a gasguzzling truck-cage.
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>>1119527
If you make the switch, spend a few weeks doing some casual cycling on the weekend, because you really need to build up your legs and ass. And then gradually phase in more and more cycling as your body can handle it. You can't just jump on a bike and commute 15 miles a day, you need a grace period. This is where lots of people who try and switch fail- they get on a bike, their ass and legs kill them and a week later they stop because they can't handle the pain any more.
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>>1119556
Around 1300km a month in a V8 BMW.
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Bought first bike. Rode 5 miles last night. Going to go do 20 today on an actual bike path.
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>>1119677
Do 10.

Your ass will thank me.
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Windy as fuck most of the past week. 2 days with wind gusting to 70 km/h with a peak gust of 120 km/h on one day. 30+ winds for the next 5 days. Then the wind is supposed to drop just as the daytime highs fall to just above freezing.
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Went out for a ride hoping to get up wind a decent amount before the wind was forecast to pickup. But about 20 minutes out before I even started heading up wind, someone flipped the switch on the wind tunnel and a sudden solid 50 km/h side wind. Decided to head back into the city and got tossed around by every passing semi.
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Went for a 2 hour ride around the local hills. Came back, cleaned my bike and drivetrain, then checked my tires for embedded stones. For some reason, there's only one shape of stone that actually gets stuck in my tires, and that's 'dagger shaped and directly pointed at my inner tube'.

It's also interesting seeing all the scratches and cuts and holes in my tires- all the 'near miss' notpunctures.
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Nice change of pace today unlike the past 4 days where the wind was gusting to 60 km/h it was only 45 km/h. Tomorrow should be nice as long as I ride in the morning, otherwise it will be gusting to 60 again, then 80 with light snow in the evening. And gusting to 60 on Thursday too.

The weather has been fucked up all this year. This kind of constant wind is common in September, but October is usually calm.
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The wind likes messing with me. Strong wind on the way out, much lighter on the way home. Dropped to nothing after I was done.

There was some artillery setup in the park while I was heading home. Figured it was at least an hour before they'd be firing I didn't stick around to watch. Halloween displays have been getting more and more elaborate the past few years. Old stadium is getting knocked down Friday, so I'll ride over to watch that.
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Is it ok to yell:,,AAAAACHTUNG!" instead of having a bell?
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>>1113814

I've come to find so many people engaged in something like wearing head phones, texting or talking so they never hear you.

I live on a public trail that's is fairly popular. Its for walking, bikes, etc. It takes me from the county into town with u t all the traffic and stop and goes. Crosses on main road and a tunnel under a highway to the middle of the city.

So..

I've shouted things like, "passing on your left" 2 or 3 times only to pass and hear people gasp or shriek with surprise.

Mostly, people walk in a horizontal fucking line 2,3,4 people wide taking up a cars lane worth of trail or a single person has the dog leash stretched across the path.

I don't even say shit anymore. I just ride in the grass, into the road, or whatever.

Fuck em.
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Raised the saddles on all my winter capable bikes and switched to my winter boots yesterday. I did a ride down wind to check out some construction that was wrapping up and got to enjoy a 25 km ride back against a 40 km/h headwind.

The wind today is 60 gusting to 80. Then below freezing temps most days after that. Would like to have at least one non-windy day this week to go ride a new highway that opens tomorrow.
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>>1120950
Yes
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Running is a lot easier than cycling in the winter, would recommend
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>>1121997
a. training the wrong parts
b. not easier than a turbo trainer
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>>1120961
Are you me
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Riding in fall is so hard. I'm new to this hobby and fighting with a 40km/h headwind on an uphill is just too exhausting for me to enjoy. Going 15km/h max is not fun after all. And it gets even harder in winter it seems.
How do you guys do it?
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>>1122167
We enjoy the suffering
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>>1122174

This. My forecast today was 100mm of rain, wind gusting to 90kph. Went about my daily commute as normal (40km total).

It's always windy here, it seems. Minimum 15kph wind every day. I got over it.
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>6 lane road
>riding on the far right side
>no traffic, just a couple of cars, but its pretty much wide open
>guy in a car passes me and screams "SHARE THE ROAD"
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>be recovering NEET
>get mai baiku all ready and nice
>pedal to the corner
>dog sees me and starts barking at me
>have a panic attack
>walk bike home and dry heave

Fuck anxiety disorders, as a kid I'd just fucking ride my BMX down my block until a dog bit me and rekt my shit.

I just want to get off this ride already

Gonna try again today though!
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>>1122456
Buy some pepper spray and blind the fucker
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>>1122456
just kick it in its head. having loose dogs is illegal here so that should never happen but its always some retards dog if it happens.
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>>1122458
That's a really good idea.
I've taken your advice and ordered some extra strength Halt! spray, hope it gets here soon.
>>1122460
I'll go a different way today hopefully people take more care about their dogs today since kids will be out for Halloween.
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>have a nice weekend ride planned
>get to this spot
>turn back
>go home
>day ruined
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>>1122500
I guess you didn't look to the right.
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Strava finally updated their heatmap: https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#7.00/-120.90000/38.36000/hot/all

Its all data through September 2017 instead of just a single year like the last two updates were. That would make it more interesting, but the single year version illustrated if a preferred route changed due to road construction.
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>>1122505
What of it? You think that absolves the rest of the installation of its failings?
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>>1122500
This makes no sense at all. End of compulsory bike lane and bicycles forbidden on the road? Where are you supposed to ride? Why is there only a footpath ahead?

Find who was responsible for this and complain, loudly.
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>>1122883
You're supposed to ride on the road & not the footpath
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>>1122886
I thought the sign on the right was a dutch sign forbidding bicycles (pic related) but now I see that the outline on the dutch sign is different. Where in Europe is it?
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>>1122886
>>1122890
In fact, it seems to be a blanket rule across Europe that a bicycle on a white backround in a red outlined circle bans bicycles. Which is why I say it's stupid because there's no way the law allows a cyclist to travel unimpeded. If cyclists were allowed I would say just suck it up, eat a teaspoon of concrete.
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Got some snow last night so I took the fat bike out for an hour and went 13 km. Only about 5 cm so I rode off in the grass for a bit to make it more interesting.

Tomorrow morning will be more fun. The snow was wet and melty, so the temperature drop tonight will make it icy and crusty. My studded fat tires grab into that frozen slush exceedingly well and the popping sound is fantastic.

Might get another 15 cm Friday / Saturday so I can get the snowshoes out.
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>>1122505
There's rail tracks to the right.
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Had some chain suck issues the last few rides whenever I'd stand while in my larger ring. Turns out my "big" ring (33t) had a bent tooth and the adjacent one had a chunk missing. So I installed the 36t ring that originally came on the bike. Too bad the aluminum ring wasn't beefier, I wouldn't mind the extra weight.

The little 20t ring looked somewhat ridiculous sitting there by itself.
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wtf is wrong with cyclists.. like theres only me and another person on a wide road and this other slow faggot decides that he wants to switch to the other side even though nothing is in front of him and he does it when im like 20m away from him and moving at >30kmh speed.. thank god that i was riding on the side of the road so i fell on soft grass instead of the paved road and that my bike is made of high quality steel so it didnt break but just coming in front of someone unexpectedly like that is very retarded and dangerous.
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>>1113805
Bike path was flooded coming home from class. When I headed to work this morning I was afraid to ride it. But it was really fun spraying water like a jetski. In murky water you want to take it slow because you can't see the ground. Also probably need to clean my drivetrain because it's really dirty now. That's why I like disc brakes, because braking with this shit on your rims wears them out fast.
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>>1124023
Stupid samsung camera phone rotation!
You could probably manage this on a road bike but it's a little scary with big wood chunks floating around
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>Just finishing my commute
>go to swang a left down the street the office is on
>Oncoming car so I pause to let them go by
>Just as I start moving to pass behind they slam the brakes
>dick move but w/e, correct my course to go round the back of them
>They start backing up as I move round the back of the car
>Sanic spin out of the way, misses me by an inch
>"YOOO WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
>Window winds down, full ATAK MODE angry
>It's my new assistant
>First day on the job and she missed the turn
>She gets half way through cursing me out before she realises it's me
>her_face.jpg
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>commuting
>Stoplight turns green right before I get there, I'm on a bike path adjacent to the road on the right side
>Start to go through, semi truck in right lane looks like its going forward but actually makes a wide right turn
>Takes me a while to realize, guess he didn't see me, swerve right and freak out
>this is the closest I've come to being hit, been commuting for 2 months
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>>1124037
lolol im always afraid of yelling at someone and then it turning out to be like my professor or someone important. one time i cut off a this gy in my class and i talked to him abt it and he didnt rly seem to mind.
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>a week since it snowed
>look at recent activity for local strava group
>3 people riding outside, everything else zwift
Its not even that bad out yet. -10 °C, which feels cold now, but by February I'd feel like riding in my baselayer without a jacket.
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>>1124037
lmao
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>walking on the local trail
>some 30 year old guy in shorts and a fleece jacket with a helmet on flys pass me on a bike
>hes blaring anime songs through a speaker on his handlebar
Later on
>mile ahead of last occurrence I see a girl that looks like the twin sister of that one ugly russian femanon who couldn't get a boyfriend
>mfw shes walking a pitbull
>when i get off the trail some guy drives by me with the license plate "LOLPWND"

Why is my town meme central?
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>>1124039
if u rode in the road he would have seen u. bike paths that are not completly seperated from traffic are a bad idea
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>>1125198
>u
Don't type like this unless you actually want people to think you're retarded.

>>1124039
Don't use cycle paths. If drivers don't see you they will turn right into you. Being a part of traffic seems more dangerous until you realise that drivers actually avoid hitting things so they don't scratch the death cages.
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Its too early for winter. Snow on the ground for a week and a half already. Did a 3 hour ride on the fat bike today. Even mostly on the road it was still super slow.

A couple warm days coming up which will make for some nice night rides. The one nice thing about the snow is how bright it makes riding at night. With just the right cloud cover you can see perfectly on the unlit MUP without a headlight.
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>>1125265
language is fluid. words we use were made up one day or were morphed from other things. same with spelling
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>>1113822

>Can't stop for a stationary object.

That's called going too fast you fucking lycra faggot
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>>1124522
I need to know, was the fleece jacket red?
I NEED TO KNOW IF THIS WAS ME
If so, I apologize for my autism, I have GAD and the music halps
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>>1125488
>blaring anime songs from his bicycle
god bless you anon
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>>1125481
That's not what he said you illiterate shithead.
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>>1125488
Godspeed
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>>1115443
Ask /lit/ about Dante. Might give you light reading for coffee stops.
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>>1125481
>Can't stop
kangarooskill.
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>>1116759
This is me

>Quit riding for nearly a month
>Feel bad every day
>Want to ride again but then again don't
>Look at both my jersyes and bibs, all rapha
>They're stained with chain grease
>Always been eyeing a maap kit
>Get it in my head that if I buy a full new kit I'll love riding again

Does this sound reasonable or not? The maap kit would be nearly $450 so before I drop that kind of cash i want to make sure I'm not fooling myself.
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>>1125833
Just go ride you autistic fuck
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>>1116219
You are a good person.

>>1116220
>be me a couple weeks ago
>ride to uni
>finish up my lab when it is starting to get dark and get ready to go home
>see bike tyre is flat
>try to pump it up
>realise I packed my half-broken hand pump so it is a bitch to pump
>notice that air is instantly leaving the tube
>alright no problem, I have a repair kit, no tube though because I recently had to replace a tube with the spare I carried around
>look for the hole
>it's not a hole, half the fucking tube is split
>look up the GCN video where they tie the tube (and eventually stuff the tyre with grass) so that it is good enough to get home
>end up doing that myself
>still had to stop a couple times and refix the tyre to keep going
>all this happening at uni bike racks and later next to a reasonably populated bike share path
>get home like 2-3 hours late
>not a single person offered me help
Fuck this world.
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>>1125862
I bought a used road bike that had shitty rim tape. Got a flat leaving the university. Fixed a hole but noticed 2 more, so I just took the bike back to the bike cage and took the bus home.

As for people stopping to help, it happens quite a bit when I'm fixing a flat out on the highway. Also when I'm taking a break riding out in the country during the winter.
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>>1113893
>dont buy a bell, people never hear it. I try shouting and that works sometimes

Daily reminder that ringing the bell a split second before you pass is cager logic and doing it wrong. Equivalent to cagers honking when they're 5 feet to the left of the cyclist.

You should ring 3 times at 5 second intervals starting around 20 seconds before the encounter.

If there's too much going on and the bell gets buried in background noise, a bell is not the appropriate tool and you should just slow the fuck down.

If your MUP is too crowded with people to go at a speed that satisfies you, skip the MUP and ride with the cars. If you're too scared to ride with the cars, you're not a good cyclist and this is your sign to take the MUP and take it slow, your bike handling skills that would get you killed on the road will end up causing a collision when you're riding at full speed with pedestrians. So just man up and slow. the. fuck. down.

Why can't cycling neophytes understand this?
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Rode my fat bike around for 2 hours mostly sticking to snowy alleys since the roads were wet and slushy. On the way home I was coming up on 2 people taking up the full path. Usually the sound of my studded fat tires is enough to get their attention, but nope. Give the bell a ring, nothing. Ok, you asked for it. Squeeze my front disc brake .. SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK. That got their attention.
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>>1125898
I could have done that but the uni is 3 hours away from me and that was the last day I had any classes there. So I would have had to make a day trip one day just to pick up my bike.
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Came across this abandoned concoction while out riding today.

I rode over to a bowl shaped toboggan hill that is great fun to fat bike around in. Pickup a lot of speed going down it which helps carry you back out. Plus some sweet jumps.
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>>1125905

Best post on /n/ in some time.
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>>1126580
whats up with the random threadless stem slapped onto a quill stem?
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>>1125905
>not using one of these badboys
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>>1126613

Looks like some enterprising individual decided to use it as cable management.
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>>1126613
I think it's a threadless fork
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>>1126616
>>1126618
holy shit i think you're right, I'm dying. Upon further inspection it looks like a threadless fork with a quill stem inside the steerer tube... and look at that left gear shifter cable route

this is the saddest bike I've seen all year. you should've saved this bike from it's misery anon
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>>1126620
It's quite clever really, functionally no worse than a conventional quill stem.
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I'm on course to have a November with among my lowest recorded distance. Currently at 331 km for the month, all of it on my fat bike as there has been snow on the ground since Halloween. My legs have finally adjusted to the wider q factor. I usually adjust to a bike change in about at week, but the cold weather has limited my rides to around 2 hours. The way my hands have been lately I'm eyeing a $200 pair of heated glove liners.
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>>1126621
The tricky part would be getting the bearing pre-load tight enough before tightening the unused threadless stem. They probably had to hammer the star nut deeper into the steerer using the quill stem to get enough room for the quill wedge. So if they ever loosened that stem they would have to get a really long bolt or threaded rod to compress the headset.
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I think it is time for a camera and CCW permit. If anything goes down it will be the perfect mix of /k/ and /n/

>almost home
>see some kids around 15 y/o running down the street. Whatever
>kid shouts at me in basketball American-ese
>takes me the rest of the ride to process what he said
>figure out he wanted to knock me off my bike and steal it
>1 way in and out of my neighborhood

Can't the kid just get a job and buy a bike like a normal person?
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>>1127171

What did he say?
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>>1127171
dude never ever shoot anyone with a gun
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>>1127389
>never
ooOOOooh,, come on,, Never?,, how aboutits bullittles?,, made from Wood?,, I cant get rubber in baby sizes......,
,,,howabout bird shot?,, or, your pal stuck in a ditch,, Lethem die to death??,,dogs?, Bears,,, BEARS!
, babybullets,, you can "take them back.,
,,,warbullets,, tend to leave a scar.
pic>babyholes,,22short,, did some skiming, but mostly straighthru.
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>>1127389
What am I supposed to shoot them with?
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>>1127504
Basketball americans shoot back
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>>1127389
quit being a little bitch, Someone threatens you with bodily harm then you are allowed to defend yourself to the death. Attack me and I assume we are fighting to the death and I will not stop fighting back until one of us is dead. Kill or be killed is the reality of the world.

>>1127171
I hope you turn that little nigger into the next trayvon
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>>1123792
You suck
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>>1127516
>I saw a person who looks different from me
>I better shoot 'em with my gun. stand yer ground yeehaw!
I am so glad I don't live in a developed country
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>>1127522
way to completely ignore the context and basically not actually read what I wrote before you vomit your bullshit.
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I was out on a longer ride checking out some construction. On the way back I found someone who got their car stuck in the snow. I helped trying to get it out for about 25 minutes then let them use my phone to call a friend to bring shovels. It was a little hung up on snow, plus the tires were on ice so an ice scraper for digging wasn't cutting it. My first thought was to throw the floor mats under the tires, but they didn't have any in the car.
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>>1113946
no was she hot? if she was above a 5 and not fucking a nigger than you are okay, if she was was fucking a nigger or below a five you are a cuck.

I think everyone is a voyuer.

Also riding the trails today local, see guy and girl riding, maybe the first time as they were going slow a fuckk.

I came up behind them was going to pass until i seen girl wearing the spandex and you could see her thong it was hot, rode behind them for a minute or two even tho they moved off to the side for me to pass.

Her dude i think knew what was up as i think he seen me looking.

So does that make me a pervert creeper?
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>>1127628
its something most of us would do... desu if you didnt want to take a look you are probably gay
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>>1127404
good point bears r fair game
>>1127516
being threatened doesnt mean they are actualy going to kill u. just be on ur way or fight back. the world is not like a video game or a movie its more complex. u can beat people up without emidiatly pulling out a gun and ending their life
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>>1113946
"cuck" means you get sexual gratification from watching other people have sex with your partner. /pol/ at some point decided it meant getting sexual gratification from watching a person of a different race have sex with a female from your immediate family, since /pol/ can't imagine seeing an actual girl naked who isn't a blood relative. this became their default insult because what could be more insulting than seeing a black man have sex with the girl of your dreams (aka the female you have the most unhealthy sexual fantasies about due to proximity)

tl;dr indigo montoya
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Just got back from training camp with my uni's cycling team. A weekend of riding in the mountains. ~4k ft of climbing yesterday and ~2k today.

Race season is coming up, boys
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>>1127770
It's not though?
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>>1127775
We have our first race in January
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>>1127888
Sounds fun.
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>>1127720
no you see this is where you are wrong. If you attack me physically or even approach me in a threatening manner in which I think my life is in danger I am legally allowed and if I value my life required to fight to the death.. I choose to end things quickly.. if someone has an issue with that then they should probably think before they act... no really in person I am a very nice guy and try to avoid conflict and desu I dont want to end anyones life or go through all that mess but I wouldnt hesitate if forced into making a decision... have fun getting raped by ragheads euro cuck
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>>1128020
um i live in america
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>>1128020
>pretend to be retarded so you can kill someone
>spend hundreds of thousands of dollars mounting a legal defense against the unlimited resources of the government
>even if you win you are broke and a social pariah
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>>1128061
so what was it like telling your Dad you are gay?

>>1128148
probably have lawyers lining up to do your case just for the publicity
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>>1116102
Thanks for reminding me why biking into neighboring country without supplies could end up badly.
Well, I was max 16km away from home, but i would piss the hell out my father if he had to drive a car to pick me up. I would be double fucked if father and my older brother were after drink, it was fairly close to evening when I came back.
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>>1116344
The crest is so similar to my town's that I wondered if you're from my hometown.
There is no such street, though.
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>commuting to school
>my worn to shit aluminum pedals are immediately covered in ice and therefore extremely slipper
>pedaling si extremely hard sonce my feet want to slip off constantly
I fucking hate the winter, also, my front wheel bearings have started to make noise again, looks like i'll have to take it open and clean it up AGAIN.
Can someone donate me a non-shit roadbike?
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>>1113805
>commuting to class
>cold day, never rly see any other cyclists in the fall/winter.
>climbing the final small hill
>old bearded guy wearing dirty baggy clothes at the top of the hill
>as i get closer i realize he is holding a modern full carbon road bike

say whatsup and its clear we r both just excited to see another cyclist.
i never have these experiences when on bike paths, only when on commuting roads
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Snow on the ground since November 1st. But tomorrow its supposed to get up to 11 °C and not drop below freezing until Friday evening which will just make a huge fucking mess on the streets. Just warm long enough that all the side streets will end up as sheets of ice, which is actually pretty fun on a studded fat bike. I'll probably do a bunch of evening rides over the next week to avoid the daytime slop.
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Rode 13 miles today, new personal best for no stops. Okay, one stop to refill on water but I'm not really counting that since it was like 30 seconds. I waited through red lights longer than that.

Down to 292 lbs from 360 back in March. God I love my bike.
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Not today's ride, but a very nice ride indeed.
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Decided to order a Garmin Edge 1000 to replace my 800 since the price has come down a bunch now that the 1030 is out. Will be nice to have a bigger screen.
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>>1128724
cool :)
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Fun icy ride this morning at a pleasant -5 °C. Overnight re-frozen side roads and alleys make for great riding on a studded fat bike.
The only stuff I need to watch out for is flowing water that gradually froze into a smooth band of icy. Something about that kind of icy is ultra hard and studs can't bite into it.

Wet sloppy melting snow sucks, but riding in the morning after everything has re-frozen is some of my favorite riding.
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>>1126580
that is some nice niggerbike u got there
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went high lads
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>>1129303
More of the less fun ice this morning. The paved alleys seem to be worse for it than the gravel alleys. First ride in almost 4 weeks where my average HR was under 150. With the continued melting I might give up on the fat bike this week and switch back to gravel rides outside the city.
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>>1127720
>u can beat people up without emidiatly pulling out a gun and ending their life
If you ever carry, it's a really bad idea to get into a physical altercation. You have no idea what kinds of weapons your attacker has concealed and if you get stabbed or k.o.'d by some brass knuckles your attacker now has a firearm. Best to ride away but stay aware and ready to draw should they pursue.
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Just took my "new" 1978 Raleigh Competition GS out for its first real ride. Managed to ride 11 miles no problem; every time I thought about turning around I just said "No, I'll keep going because I can." It's like night and day. I love it.
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>>1129917
looks great dude. i would really want to ride that if i had it in the garage
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>>1129921
How big is your garage?
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>>1129953
big enough lad dont you worry
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>>1129921
Thank you, anon. I really enjoyed riding it. I got it overhauled on general principles when I bought it, because >40 year old bike, so it's pretty much brand new. I hope to get many miles and many years out of it.
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>>1129494
Did you feel oxygen deprived at all?
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>>1128769
Got my Edge 1000 yesterday ... and its going back today.

Doesn't work while wearing winter gloves so its totally useless for me. I hadn't seen people complain about that in the reviews, so I guess most Edge 1000 users are fair weather riders. I also didn't like the data page layout. It doesn't give you the option of having the top field span 2 rows to make the speed extra large like my 800 does.

Garmin's maps also suffer from poor design choices. Residential / Unclassified roads disappear from the screen when you zoom out beyond 200 m. The default layout for the free OSM maps keeps them onscreen until 800m. So even before I went for the only ride with it I had disabled all the Garmin maps and installed an OSM map.
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withe dieback of brush. I can find my prey!,
pic>VICOTRY!
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>>1130361
thekill.
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Just passed 14,000 km for the year. My November total is a bit under 1/3 of what I did last year due to cold and snow settling in unusually early. 1,500 km away from my annual PR, which I definitely won't beat this year.
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>>1130108
I had a bit of headache but the heat could also have caused that. Wasn't that bad, could have kept going to the 3k summit but I chickened out
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>>1129921
>>1129961
ha ha never mind I'm a fucking retard who can't judge distance and hit a curb and pole

rip brand new bike
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>>1130530
You said you enjoyed riding it. Then do it. The bent top tube could be a cosmetical problem if you want it to be.
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>>1130579
That wasn't the only tube that was bent.
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>>1130530
>>1130581
What the fuck man
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>cager overtakes you, misses you by inches
>stop immediately in front of you because light is red
>catch up, filter back in front
>light turns green
>repeat

Why do cagers do this senpaitachi?
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>>1130617

you can also swap "red light" with "traffic jam" or "stop sign"
Or "cager" with "bus", "lorry", "van" (especially if white van), etc.
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>>1130598
I'm not even going to try and pretend this was anyone's fault but my own. I am a fucking retard. I misjudged the distance and ran head-on into this curb and pole at like 10 mph instead of breaking off and going around the whole thing. I paid for my retardation with the destruction of my bike and getting my bell rung.

Honestly it's kinda impressive how I managed to angle myself to smack my fucking head into the pole on the left.
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>riding into the setting sun and it's wet
>cut into lane with construction
>going fast
>suddenly a big barrier
>oh shit nigga time to crash!
>bike snaps this bigass barrier in half like a little twig
>fuck yea
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>>1130793
>smack my fucking head into the pole on the left.
Wait, so you tried to bunny hop the curb and ride through both poles?
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>>1130797
No, I was talking about how I had manage to angle myself to hit the pole when I crashed into the curb instead of going on either side of it after I got thown off. I was trying to stay on the "path", turning to the left and then right back to the right. But I was going too fast and I thought I had more room than I did, and by the time I realized I should have just gone wide it was too late to do so. I hadn't gotten any sleep the night before and that was probably clouding my judgement some, so that was another strike of retardation against me.

I did not deserve to own a Carlton frame like that. Now there is one less in the world.
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>>1130530
>>1130581
Those bends look to be minor, the frame can likely be realigned if you can find/make the right tool.
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>>1130799
Wha? Huuuu?,, wait, WHAT?,
, are those BIKES in the lights, bikelights?, do they match the walk signals?,, WHY! why those curb landmines?, those Kill poles everywhere!,
,why 2 lights doing same same?, street parking sucky? squeeze point?,,
,just looking atit makesme crash.
,,,,,,
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I got my first KOM today, /n/!
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>tfw stealing KOM of a serious rider who moved to another city far away

1 more day above freezing daytime high. Lots of ice in town, which makes it hard to ride on autopilot. Eventual to come is that next light snowfall that hides all the little ice ridges that are best avoided.
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>>1130967
>racing people on strava
>gatorskins
lad wtf are you doing seriously
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>>1130976
What's wrong with gatorskins? They've severed me well so far
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>>1130986
Buy some 4000s and you'll see for yourself. Gators are heavy, high rolling resistance, poor ride feel and their grip sucks. Neither tire will ever flat, gators just last longer.
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>>1118032
Could be sharp edges from spokeholes in the rim
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>>1130991
Heavy tires for training my man. .
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>>1130995
Pointless. You can train just as hard with better tires, you'll just go faster and the ride will be nicer
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>>1130991
>Neither tire will ever flat
Any tyre will flat if you put a goathead through it, unless it has a huge physical barrier like marathons or something.

Speaking of which anyone run sealant (not "slime" whatever the difference is if there is any) in a standard inner tube? Been so good getting no flats on tubeless.
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>>1131001
You don't need grip either since the gators slow you down so much
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>>1131015
you dont even need a bike for that matter, I just do intervals on a spin bike at the gym, 2-3 30 minute spin classes and maybe 30 minutes of cool down.
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>>1130986
Some people only ride as a weekend hobby so fixing flats every couple of months (or more depending on the tire) is no biggie

There's another thread up (can't be fucked to check them all) where some anon unironically said something like "tire X is great because I installed them in June and I've only gotten three flats"

Also, remember that some people have zero bike handling skills so they act surprised when they zoom into a blind intersection going 30 mph and they can't stop on a dime and that must be the tire's fault that they crashed
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Decided to take my Tourist on that same trail ride. It was not as easy as on the Competition, and I averaged about 2 mph less, but I still made it through. Such is to be expected when you ride a 47 pound English 3-speed for 11 miles.
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>>1131057

Damn, that's extremely cheap.
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>>1131062
Cheap?
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>>1131062

I agree, one of the cheapest ones Ive seen. I'm surprised that more people dont have that bike.
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>>1131068
£47
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>>1131080
>>1131079
>>1131062
Ohhhhhh.

but for real tho the thing is really fucking heavy
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Keep getting loose spokes. Tightening them up again isn't hard but I'm goncerned that it keeps happening.
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The snow is back woooooo!

Got about 5 cm which is enough that when packed down covered all the uneven sketchy ice on the side streets. The packed snow is going to be super slick by tomorrow morning, but soft enough that studded tires can grab it really well. Just have to watch out for out of control cars.

I love packed snow, turns shitty pot holed streets into smooth riding. But on the MUP the fresh unpacked snow on top of ice makes for slick bumpy spots.
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Ah winter riding. 1 minute 41 second difference between moving and elapsed time on a 2 hour ride. Time to start wearing my warmer socks.
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Any tips for a fatman?
My arse hurts and my feet go numb sometimes.
Climbing sucks, but going back down feels incredible with the momentum I can build.
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>>1132473
Ass will hurt less over time. But generally, just keep riding and get lighter.
Also alter your diet to cut out added sugars and fast food.
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Turns out the new battery for my headlight has been sitting at the originating UPS depot for the past 6 weeks because it didn't have the necessary dangerous good documentation. Getting to China-tier shipping time on this order.
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>>1132823
Next time just ship from china, where they won't even label it as a battery
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>>1132620
*and added fats
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>>1132942
To an extent. Problem is that some oils are actually fine, and are good towards going to not feeling hungry. Like some olive oil used in sauteing onions or whatever.
Added sugar is like added arsenic. It's a zero-tolerance additive.
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Now that I've been mostly using my fat bike, a seldom used stretch of train tracks makes a nice shortcut north. There is about a foot of flat gravel to the edge of the ties which is fast to ride on once a little snow gets packed onto it. Yesterday I followed it out of the city to an under construction freeway. They had a haul road built across the tracks with berms to each side so there won't be any trains on that stretch for a while. I haven't seen a train on it in years and the tracks are completely buried where they cross a couple gravel roads. But they had to spend millions building 2 bridges just in case someone wants to run a train down there some day.
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>>1113805
>be 5:30am in Sacramento
>roll out of the driveway
>head for the Parkway
>FOGGY AS FUCK EVERYWHERE
>CAN'T SEE MORE THAN 6 FEET AHEAD OF ME
>have to slow down to granny speeds because I don't want to hit Bambi and die
I FUCKING HATE FOG SO MUCH.
I can deal with wind, rain, cold, darkness, and combinations of all the above but fucking FOG can't be reasoned with.
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>>1133395
Sounds awesome anon. Great fatbiek adventure. I used to scheme about taking a route like that into Atlantic City, very inhospitable ride, surrounded by highways... I wonder if there is a website about abandoned train lines. The other /n/ guys might have some ideas
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>>1132473
I've had some short term success with the ketogenic diet. Dr Peter Attia is a good resource, as he is an avid cyclist and I've of the big keto proponents. Very smart guy
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>>1131583
>Keep getting loose spokes. Tightening them up again isn't hard but I'm goncerned that it keeps happening.

Start saving money now, then have a real wheelset built. But something future proof, not too unique. Think about resale value when you make big purchases

A hand built wheelset with 36 spokes should last you a long time
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>>1134202
ahhh i love fog its so comfy and softens the sounds of everything
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>>1134219
Bitch this is a real wheelset, I had it built by my LBS. I don't need 36 spokes like some kind of hamplanet either.

Think I just really need to take it back in and get some after-build care done. I just don't have a lot of time since working full time now.
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>>1132473
Mentality is everything. If you think climbing sucks, and going down hill is great, then nothing will change.
Keep in mind that climbing is helping you work towards your goal and going down hill is bringing you to the next hill you're gonna have to climb.
Same for the pain, mind over matter. It could be because of your lack of exercise, but if its really bad, space your rides out and go to your LBS to see if your bike is a proper fit for you.
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>>1134477
I hate it when the climb ends. Downhills are fucking scary since I have to feather the brakes all the time to not die.
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>>1134413
The only real wheelset that's constantly falling apart is a real shitty one.




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