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Performance enhancing drugs edition

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>>1991131
I just used my shitty little emergency mini pump today (pic related). I've had it for about 5 years without ever having a chance to use it IRL, and today I was riding through a forest and an cute* young zoomer anime character with the ebike from dragon ball had a flat tire and this thing actually worked as intended

*cute as in adorable baby kitten, there is no need to call the FBI on me because I only had pure thoughts
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what a nice day
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>>1991390
you enjoy breathing in all the exhaust gases?
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>>1991390
Guessing you've never been doored successfully just a lot of close calls like in the video, right?

The memory of the pain is usually enough to dissuade you from those kinds of bold moves
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>>1991413
nothing smells like Murica more than fresh exhaust fumes on a warm afternoon
>>1991415
I've been doored twice but both times not bad enough to cause trauma. Still, trauma from being t-boned doesn't stop me from riding stupid. I've hit the ground enough times to lose my ability to remember most things anyway.
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rearwheel,,,quick release isoeasy!
,,,,frontire hubmotor Sucks changing tire!
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>>1991415
thanks grandma, don't drop your purse.
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>>1991435
Never fucked up a bike either then. For me, the fun of taking absurd risks like that lost its luster after time spent in recovery, in the ER, having major components wrecked and needing replacement etc

>>1991468
You'll learn
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Stay safe and have fun anons. Gorgeous weather today.
>>1991492
I'm glad I'm not the only one; thanks for making the effort to put genuine and good advice out there.
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put the gravel tires back on the gravel bike then went for a gravel ride. explored some unexplored territory, but my tire got caught between some double track and i flipped, nbd.
the weather feels like fall, it's never been this nice and mild out as far as i can remember in the spring. but then again my memory is terrible.

>>1991366
ya i used this zefal pump today. it`s about 2-3 inches longer than the one that exploded, had the tire ready to go within a minute or so.
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>>1991492
>Never fucked up a bike either then.
No, I lost a bike when I got t-boned and being in the ER is not fun, I'd hate to lose another bike or be in the ER again, I can't even count or remember how many times I've been been dead, I've just been so incredibly lucky it's so unreal nobody believes me but you also need to realize, adrenalin junkies like me exist and close calls like that, make me feel the closest to being alive. It's the reason I
>can't stop, won't stop
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>>1991492
>damned young punks not listening to a wise old elder like me!

Time for your Metamucil, Ethel
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80 miles....almost a century.....
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>>1991720
Not bad for an anime grill. Remember that thirdies think 100km is a century so you're already a cenntenarian by the standards of R.O.W.

Just do that again and tack on another 20 amerimiles next weekend and you're part of the club!
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>>1991519.
Looks sandy and in that terrain it's easy if you aren't careful to go OTB. I always try and keep the speed up and in that type of trail just stay in a track.
When you cross is when it's sketchy.
>>1991720
I need to try listen to my anime music on a ride with one earphone in.
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>>1991763
i've taken to headphone in the right ear and an earplug in the other ear since i can still hear, but it really cuts back on how painfully loud traffic and wind can be.
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>>1991784
I just use a bluetooth speaker. Not like the people going by in cars are gonna hear lmao
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im going to go in a bike ride tomorrow guys, i'll try to take some pics but i usually get so immersed in the ride i tend to forget.

if i do remember to take some pics i'll post one here, just to prove that i'm not bullshitting.

to make things interesting please suggest a theme for my pics, for example - bike in front of flowers, or bike next to angry cow.

if it's possible, and i remember then i'll take the snap that you suggested that i liked the most.

picrel is a pic from a ride is did last year.
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Today was awesome. Starting a bit earlier would have avoided a little of the afternoon traffic but I can feel myself getting back in the groove and my legs coming back. Keep riding like this and the winter fat should be gone in no time with a reasonable diet. The gym and a dozen ski days are just no replacement, nothing as motivating as not wanting to feel like a fat ass up big hills. Sure I’ll be dying either way but at least if I have it my way it’ll be because I’m pushing myself to go fast.
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>>1991802
Bike in front of do not enter sign/road closed/one way

Random stranger holding your bike
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>>1991802
picture of bike thrown in river
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>>1991850
kek
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>>1991861
lol what is the sticker in reference to?
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>>1991862
MLM companies like Herbalife, etc., there used to be all sorts of bumper stickers like that
>Get Rich Now, Ask Me How!
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>>1991864
I mean, I get that.
but that's a pretty specific meta joke to get printed on a bumper sticker. is there some kind of story behind that sticker?
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>>1991868
No idea, just saw it on the interwebs and thought it was funny.
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i went to the beach for the first time in ~20 years, looked around and said "huh", then went home.
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Had a work thing at a hotel about 4-5hr away so why not eh

>>1991828
Nice baiku
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>>1991883
>>1991828
>tfw 99 r2000 near me but listed as 2 sizes too big
i don't think i could stretch from a 48 to a 52. lots of 650c r700s around me for some reason too, but i really don't want to be stuck with 650c.

i was looking at the catalogs and there was a touring bike with a head shock with 25mm of travel wtf
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>out riding
>all I can think about is how hungry I am
>get home and shower
>no longer hungry
>can't even force myself to eat
>don't get hungry for a few hours
>hunger + feeling like shit from not eating hits me all at once

I hate this shit so much. Every single time I think "I need to force myself to eat next time" but every next time I decide I don't want to eat because I'm not hungry and the cycle continues.
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>>1991971
If you are trying to gain weight just constantly be eating. Wherever you are.
Bring food next time on your ride, so when you take a mid ride stop you can eat it.

If I had this issue I would have a large dinner the night before the ride, or eat early the day I ride and have a larger breakfast.
>>1991889
>48 to 52cm
/smol/
If it's just standover many riders just lean the bike over.
If it's top tube length..... yeah stick with a smaller frame. Or run a longer frame with shorter reach bars+shorter stem.
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>>1991971
Lmaoing at ur life
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>>1991971
I've experienced this. this is going to sound condescending because it will sound "too obvious" but: carbs during the ride, protein after. if you skip the carbs you'll just go slower. if you skip the brotein you'll become exhausted and not want to ride the next day.
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>>1991973
>If it's top tube length
>53.5
>48cm road bike has a greater tt length of 1 cm
what the fuck
it'd be cool but i don't think i want badly enough for $300 even if that's not a bad price.
>>1991971
SO relatable. i have taken to rice and onions sauce before and during rides because it's pretty easy to wolf down even if you are not very hungry. plus way cheap and SALT helps on extra sweaty days.
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>>1991984
>rice and onions sauce before and during rides
>during
is this the fucking "eat rice and beans out of a ziplock bag" guy? I thought we chased you out of here
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>>1992012
no lmfao. i am just poor and hate buying like boxes of bars. i really don't mind stopping to eat for a couple of minutes.
there are other cheap alternatives which are going to be better mid ride, but i just have a shitload of rice.
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>>1991984
what is "rice and onions sauce", can... oh you mean rice and the sauce of the estrogenizing bean that we can't type, lol. here I was picturing someone preparing senegalese yassa before every ride and carrying it around in a jersey back pocket and stuffing it in his face with his bare hands

I'm op and I'd rather just stop and have pastries and ice cream and coffee but I'm also a MAMIL so I don't mind the cost but now I sort of want to caramelize some onions and put it on rice for some reason
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>>1991984
>>If it's top tube length
>53.5
>48cm road bike has a greater tt length of 1 cm
My guess is to preserve or keep whatever geometry+toe overlap they want they went with a longer top tube.
Yeah for 300 you need to know it will fit
The japanese should have made many smol bikes, since their people were smol.
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>>1992015
Probably, not too many 80s bikes with a sloping top tube. I'm pretty sure they measured the seat tube, which a sz 50 has a 52cm seat tube, which should theoretically kinda fit between my touring bike and "sport" road bike...i think? But idk dude it looks fucking small with how sloped that top tube is. ime people are pretty bad at taking accurate measurements and sometimes manufactures measure things weirdly.
Funnily enough I pretty much only see Trek's and Cannondale's in my size for the most part. I have seen ONE rb-2 that was definitely my size in my state, but it was just way too far away.
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>>1992019
That's a pretty modern frame(to me). My guess would be mid to late 90's since it has a carbon fork, split face quill stem, brifters,and a sloping toptube.
I agree on people being bad at measurements, I generally don't even ask and just look at the headtube length, but I buy 56-62cm steel bikes so it's easier for me.
Just keep looking, and since you already have a bike or two only look for deals.

Those low spoke count shimano wheels are cool and would work perfect for most riders using that frame.
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>>1992022
yeh 99 like i said before. i was thinking hmmm, this would be pretty cool for a component swap if it doesn't fit me, but at $300 and a trip i'm not sure. the wheels are pretty neat so is full ultegra, but really i could definitely find something cheaper and closer if that is what I wanted to do.
i generally just buy lugged steel bikes when i can find them, but i thought it would be cool to have something kinda modern with brifters but not of the era with weird hunch top tubes frames that look 3x smaller than they really are.
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>>1992019
wow that may be the world's ugliest cockpit
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>>1992019
Ilikeit.
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whats the pastry on the left?
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>>1992237
I seem to recall it described as something incongruous, possibly a "churro"
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>>1991356
Rode 70 miles in Dr. Martens today. Lovely weather.
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took me like 2 hours to modify one pannier and make a hook out of aluminum stock
i rode to the drugstore for peanut butter and milk but they didn't have [real] peanut butter so i got peanuts instead
then i got a flat. what a day.
>>1992237
thought you were the non quoter and talking about the fucking carrot. although, i do not believe that is a churro.
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>>1992237
>>1992262
>>1992289
it's a croissant retards
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great
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smokin' rocks and ridin' docks
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>>1992289
Yeah that's why I said incongruous. If they want to call a cube a churro then who am I to tell them not to? Besides, maybe there's a part of spain where they make square things and call them "churros". Like how a tortilla means something different depending on who you ask.
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>>1991390
I really hope this is rageb8. Why do you ride the way Asians drive?
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>>1991522
>I can't even count or remember how many times I've been been dead, I've just been so incredibly lucky it's so unreal nobody believes me but you also need to realize,
Juggalos cycle? Must be electric, big boi
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>>1992394
woop woop
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>>1992390
because I'm Asian
>>1992394
but I'm a smol boi
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>>1991868
I remember when electric rideshare bikes became a thing in my city zoomer kept chucking them in creeks, it was a petty vandalism thing that became popular and maybe that's the joke?
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>>1992446
They did that here, too, even more so with the e-scooters.
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>go riding in the woods
>twilight, dusk, then nightfall
>hear lots of gunshots in the direction of leaving

it's neat to see and hear all the nocturnal birds. thankfully no panthers or anything but i did see some really big tracks, no idea what they could have been from.
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>>1991356
4/20 drivers are wild. Everyone's in a hurry until they stop in the middle of the street cause they forgot where they were going.
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>>1992452
Today was super peaceful, even by Sunday standards. I think people were just inside the house and high, love it.
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There used to be flashing lights on the ground to alert zuckered out mobe users of incoming trams. That doesn't appear to have worked and these barriers sprung up in the last couple of weeks.
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>>1991390
be careful chicaganon
>>1991522
adrenalin junkies jump from airplanes or bridges or cliffs, or go mtb downhill, this is a sad excuse for autodestructive and antisocial behaviour and we as cyclists can all see trough your bs.
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>>1992451
i downloaded an app on fdroid that supposedly identifies birds based on their calls but i havent tried it yet. there's some kind of nocturnal bird that i cant identify and they all react the same-- they get spooked as i ride by, fly off and make a weird, unique little birdcall as they go. i only encounter them at night and cant ever get a good look at them in the dark.
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>>1992531
it's weird because this one stuck around for awhile on the trail and didn't fly away until i got super close unlike other birds. but the one continuously calling just kept getting louder, and louder, and louder as if it was following me. kinda spooky.
kind of neat seeing all these animals come out at night, i don't often visit the woods after dark.
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>>1992528
I mean, you're right, it's antisocial behaivior and I don't want to promote riding that like. It's not like I ride like that all the time, I was on a delivery in that video and I do risky things to move fast to make decent money. Just the reality of my job. Still, moments like that really do make me feel alive because most times, I feel dead inside.
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Stopped to pick up some big rocks that had fallen on the road. Heard a noise and saw these guys staring at me. They were dropping those rocks just to fuck with cyclists. Deer are the cagers of the animal kingdom.
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>moving soon
>bought nice hardshell case for my bike so the movers won't fuck up my bike (it was around 530 shipped)
>said it was delivered
>got notification it was delivered to the parcel area
>saw notification about 20 minutes later
>it's nowhere to be found
>can't even file a claim because it hasn't been long enough
>out of the multiple packages I was supposed to have gotten over the past few weeks I've gotten a total of ONE regardless of where they were supposedly delivered to


Maybe they scanned it but haven't actually delivered it yet, it's way earlier than when they usually do but I even left work early to make sure I get this shit, but I know that somehow the shit went missing in the 20 fucking minutes from when it was scanned to when I went to the package lockers because they probably just set it in the area as there's no fucking way the fit an entire bike box in a god damn locker. But it's fine I don't even fucking care, I hope the movers destroy my nice carbon bike and then I can just throw all my cycling shit away and be done with it, maybe then I can get the balls to just fucking kill myself
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>>1992704
It sucks, hopefully you're going to find it and this stressful period will pass too, hanger on tight :)
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>>1992610
you should have taken one
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>>1992586
We all do sometime (> ^_^ )>
still better than being dead for real or causing the death of someone.
>>1992714
How would you bring that back on a bike
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>>1992716
I live in a small apartment too so that might not work out so great. Also I don't want lyme disease or CWD or whatever other nasty shit those things carry
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i go by these houses all the time and i never noticed how nice some of the colors are, particularly this yellow and orange one. houses should be fun colors.
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>>1992794
Florida hasn't had attractive homes since the first half of the last century
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>>1992811
i think these 70s era homes look kind of charming. though most homes older than that around central florida have mostly fallen into a state of disrepair. the majority of florida is pretty ugly desu, but i've never gone further north than ocala or further south than bradenton (i remember it being nice...?) or the north point of lake okeechobee (shithole).
i'll probably tour around the state either around june or this winter so i'll get some exploring in.
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>>1992814
Florida is gross. We should saw this motherfucker off and let it float off into Cuba.
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I found a wheel in a dumpster when I went to throw a water bottle away.
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>>1992716
Samurai Jack climb good
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The work commute
Only about 12 miles round trip but it’s a really pleasant 12 miles
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>>1992835
abandoned bike guy strikes again
>>1992817
yeah but i mean you could say that about probably half of the us desu
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Such a good fucking ride today man, I might not be as fast the other Freds but I did well by my standards and I'm not that tired after the fact. 32 miles and a couple thousand elevation isn't much for some but its a solid training ride personally. Sunny with hardly a cloud in sight, mid 60s, and just enough wind to add to the environment without being a major factor in regards to riding.
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>>1992704
My bike case showed up. I don't know why the fuck postal services mark shit as delivered and then don't deliver until late the next day. Atleast I'm not out $500
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>>1992938
>don't know why the fuck postal services mark shit as delivered and then don't deliver until late the next day.

Because fuck you, that's why!
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>>1992938
You can thank Louis De Joy for that
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Tire swap because it was ~25mi to and from the closest mtb singletrack trails. First time actually riding mtb trails, way fun, will have to do again. The big sand patches at random spots suck but everything else is fast and flowy. But my right hand is fuarked from deahgripping and crashing once.
Also jelly donuts.
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>>1992966
What kind of retard brings an extra set of tires for a 25 mile ride lmaoooo
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>>1992986
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>>1992986
why would i run slicks on loose sandy terrain
even so, why would i want to run knobbies for 50 miles of pavement over slicks
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>>1992986
he brought slicks for the long commute, and knobs for the trails he was commuting to.. what's dumb about that?
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>>1992986
I just found them on an abandoned bike, they were going to waste
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>>1992988
Based
>>1993047
Abandoned bike anon strikes again! How does he keep getting away with it?
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>>1992986
idiot
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When people have right of way (like they stopped wayy before you or have no reason to stop) in parking lots or at intersections and they wave you on, do you go? I understand they are trying to be nice or whatever and maybe I'm the autistic asshole but I think it's fucking annoying. It doesn't make much sense either if they are just going to be frustrated about being stuck behind you regardless. Idk. I'm not getting into a flailing match. Even when I was driving, the people here just seem to be exceptionally reckless with risk taking. Now that I don't drive it just seems even worse.
But to be fair, I cycle WAY more than I ever drove so maybe my experience is pretty one sided.
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>>1993194
depends but generally I try to regulate my speed so the car can stop and then go before I get there. but I get that isn't your question, just putting it out there. many times I will dismount, stare at them, shake my head and wave THEM through. I also say "no, YOU go" but obviously they can't hear me but they see me talking at them, anyway. but sometimes I'll accept the wave-through, it really depends on the situation and also if I can actually see the driver through the window glare.
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>>1993194
I never do that. If there's 2 cars on either side of a stop sign and one waves you, chances are the other one will just go as you're entering the intersection. I also understand they're trying to be nice, but its actually much safer if everyone just follows the traffic rules and goes/stops when they're supposed to.
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>>1993195
Yeah I try and do the same, most people usually just respond to my nod after they wave which is fine, but it's just the people that want to fight about it. So many Americans are just so angry and I hate having to deal with it. Don't really want to pull into the crosshairs of someone who is ready to peel out and fly in a fit of rage, bicycle or not.
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>>1993195
I agree with this.

It's usually annoying, sometimes i refuse by dismounting, and sometimes i'll be gracious and just accept it.

It's not that different from all the other little awkward polite interactions like when someone holds a door from far out for you. It's kinda dumb and navigating it politely is just part of being a person.

It's also worth recognizing that for drivers, stopping to give way is usually a conventional and helpful thing. Good driving means stopping to let other cars in. That's almost always just helpful. Stopping to let pedestrians cross is also usually just helpful. Bicycles are different because they're more mobile and more vulnerable, but the pattern of behavior being applied to you is grounded in real life pragmatism.

>it's just the people that want to fight about it
If you're in a bitch fight with a stranger over who is allowed to be polite and who is going first, over anything, then you are one of the people that wants to fight.
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>>1993196
>its actually much safer if everyone just follows the traffic rules and goes/stops when they're supposed to.
I don't agree. A driver stopping to let you in is adding an element of chaos. Chaotic elements in traffic environments create danger and raise awareness from all parties, leading to increased safety.

For most drivers, convention, traffic rules, when you're supposed to stop and go, and what is supposed to be on the road, does not include bicycles whatsoever, so simply following routine renders you practically invisible.
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>>1991356
so how do I increase my zone 2 power? do I need to test the upper range constantly? Or just do leg work on the side alongside zone 2 volume? Or just zone 2 volume?
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>>1993223
HIIT workouts.
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>>1992469
God I love Japan's autistic wedge buildings. I really want to do a Kansai to Kanto tour
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>>1993234
>>1993234
no

you should stay in zone 2 for long periods, and increase gradually. maybe start with 2 hours, then increase 4 or 5 hour rides. twice a week.
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>>1993278
twice a week, increasing as recovery allows.
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>>1993388
that's a grade a grader, bacon. enjoy your renewed roadway.
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buthen,,,,
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Did stuff in the woods today
I lost front traction on a very loose berm and smacked a tree which was fun
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donated like 60lbs of books. going a bit neurotic selling/donating a ton of possessions. it's for the better.
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>>1993613
does it spark joy?
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Didn't want to spook the Canadian geese.
Seen tons of these over the last month or so.
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>>1993614
more relief than anything
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Night rides are the comfiest. Especially if they start at 14:00.
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I went out earlier than usual and the cafe where I usually stop was PACKED with roadie chads and stacies who all seemed to know each other and they all had really nice bikes and they were all good looking and had good social skills. They were unreasonably nice to me and didn't make me feel bad about being a weirdo riding alone but in the future I'm going to go back to my schedule of leaving late in the morning so it's just me and a few other ugly loners like me and my bike is the nicest one in the rack because it's mostly casuals and asocial freaks at that hour.
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>go to drop a bunch of packages off at the package store
>forget they were stacked up over a foot off the rear rack
>swing leg round and make contact
>get caught and fall backwards
>everyone looking at me like im retarded

this happens way more often than i would like to admit, though usually i can catch myself.
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>>1993754
yet another case for front racks.
but I'm sorry that happened to you. I fell for the first time in forever recently and it nearly sent me under a car . so rack or no, anyone can get got.
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>>1993779
i really do prefer loading the front before the rear, but the boxes were just too bulky to fit between the bars.
i'm just really clumsy and forgetful. it took me a solid month to adjust to riding clipless before i could complete a ride without failing to unclip and falling. falling sucks, accidents happen. just hopefully harmless non-fatal ones.
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Does it still count as 1 (one) ride if I change bikes inbetween? Thinking about doing a century tomorrow
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>>1993783
y...yeah
>>1993782
some people are just not as physically gifted in coordination.
Like those people at school who ran weird.
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>>1991356
>first time riding fixed gear
>first time also using a foot retention system
>immediately get launched over the front trying to learn
had to switch back to platforms. Fuck me does this burn my quads. I'm pretty sure my fit is dialed in but I guess I'm just really inefficient with pedaling on freewheels
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>>1993783
Someone tried to kill me. Wtf is wrong with cagers
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Good afternoon to all, especially my fellow CAAD chads
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>>1993937
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>>1993939
that doesnt seem like the CAADs natural habitat
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>>1993939
Today we ride a little strade bianche
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>>1993947
Mama didn't raise no bitch
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>>1993949
comfy
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>>1993947
every bike is a gravel bike if you try hard enough
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another abandoned bike ripe for the taking
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Rode to the Thames Barrier today.
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it took me 600 miles to realize my saddle was too low, i think i'm retarded.
rolling hills are fun, also i brought cornbread., i love cornbread (i did not eat all of it).
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>>1994564
based. i pack cornbread, too. i like to stop at a gas station and crumble it into a bottle of milk middway through my ride
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>>1994568
but now i make hot water cornbread and freeze them for bike rides. they're not as dry and easier to choke down on the road, and they don't tend to crumble into chunks during the ride like cornbread does.
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>>1993795
the whole inefficient things is a stupid myth, together with the 'round, smooth efficient pedal stroke and what not'. You'd feel your freewheel chopping and disengaging if your pedaling was moronic enough for your freewheel to not behave effectively like a fixed gear while pedaling.
Whats burbing your quads is the skidding, you might manage to even have the feeling you pulled your hip flexors tonight but that'll go away.
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>>1993967
Comfy, unless a farmer overtakes you on a hot, dry day
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>>1994591
nta but don't people who cycle regularly just automatically develop an efficient stroke narurally? the phrase "pedalling like a retard' doesnt even make sense to me.
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>>1994634
nta but the most efficient stroke may require changing your saddle position, cleat position, etc. you might arrive at what seems most comfortable to you in the immediate future, and settle on that as "most efficient" even if you could gain a lot more efficiency by fixing your shit, even if it feels unnatural in the short run
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>>1994772
you lure in a swarm with a queen?
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easy 10 miles this morning. Took a semi new route and went slow since it was so dark and my eyes are so shit in the night.
Good news is without the insoles these shimano sized "10" clipless shoes fit.
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>>1994881
my dude, buy yourself a light - it will change your life
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>>1994884
I used one, my eyes are just that bad and I wasn't sure if the sidewalk was going to end or not since.... it does on the other side.
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>>1994886
me when i run my light on low
sometimes i turn it to medium and im like wtf i can see?? though seriously, if you have like a sub 600 lumen light it's worth it to get something brighter if you're gonna use it often.
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finally had some more time so I've just been crusing round countryside on this white boy. did 120km, been blasting Pendulum on the loop this whole ride.
maybe I'm gonna push for 200km this year
now a cold coke, kitkat and ice cream. good times.
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>>1995060
nice bike. anyway what is the point of filling yourself with the recommended daily intake of pure sugar at the end of your ride?
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>>1995064
I had a craving, can't be helped.
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>>1995064
the coke alone is your RDA for sugar.
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>>1995064
https://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/?post=7550405#p7550405
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The burned railroad ties at the border between two states represents the power of the Federal Government to regulate interstate commerce. They are arranged in a christ-like cross symbolizing the insertion of religion into secular affairs. The graffiti symbolizes a toilet stall in Pompeii and the chains represent something else I'm sure. I'll get probably get banned for posting this because They don't want you to know the truth (we both know exactly who I mean so I need not spell it out).

>>1995060
Is that bike made by the same moser that makes wristwatches?
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>>1995095
>>>/x/
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Finally had enough rain falling I could try out the rain cape I purchased (Tucano). Looked as painfully awkward as the dude in the product photos. Worked really well at keeping me dry from both rain and sweat. Kind of strange not being able to see any of my bike/bars/hands.
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>>1995107
>you sleep in a tent. I AM THE TENT
Looks comfy. Now would I ride a fixed gear bike with it like the ad? no, but a mtb, commuter, or belt drive would be optimal in that setup for rainy days.

Think we just had the last rain of the season today. I went out for a short exploration ride and found the gov't blocked off one set of local dirt jumps. Kinda lame but there was a homeless dude, downed trees, and shit being piled up there so I hope that gets cleaned up.
Mostly a recovery ride since I had a hard ride yesterday.
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>developing arthritis (probably) in left hand
>crash few weeks ago and damage nerves in right hand so its almost unusable
>cycling makes both of these worse
i hate it!!

anyway it was so humid out that it was a wet ride by proxy. i saw an esploded 16:9 trinitron by one of those donation boxes. wish i didnt get rid of mine, but god, i really just had nowhere to put it.
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>>1995107
I prefer one with sleeves and longer. this looks bot short and not safe for steering
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>>1995107
>that smile
w-what is he doing under there?
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>>1995159
My mom cured her arthritis in the hands via diet and exercise. She had it at 50, and once she changed it's been fine currently at 67 or so.
I always heard the cold makes it worse too....
>>1995171
We can't see the seat.... so....
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>>1995175
ya, lifting was helping my left hand, i just stopped temporarily for numerous reasons. just seem to have lots of inherited health problems and get injured pretty frequently.
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Close call with a car this morning.
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>>1995201
woke up in a new bugatti
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>>1995201
you were falling on some car?
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>>1995201
I think I killed a lizard today
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>>1995191
I always start easy and ramp up from there. If you try you will gain back your strength quick, it never truly leaves you, just goes away until you train it again.
>>1995201
is the car in the room with you right now?
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>>1995210
Got some massive air off a pothole, stuck the landing.
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A snippet of todays ride, testing a GoPro
Otherwise it wasn’t anything crazy today, just messing around in the woods for a few hours
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx-8hwqhJfc
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>>1994118
>80’s Fuji vantage
Neat, surprised someone was still rolling that around even recently
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>>1995216
cool video, protp: the gopro app can straighten the curved lines from the spherical lens but the workflow is a pain until they release the pc version, however, there's a free and open source tool called gyroflow that can apply lens correction to make curved lines straight again and utilize the motion data (in the original recording) to further stabalize or apply horizon leveling
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gotspicey,,,,salty,,,pepperyabouturning Gods word,,notone Word!,
dontell me itsnotruevery WORD!
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The pedal I JB Welded into the crankarm on my mountain bike started coming loose after 770 km.
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How to achieve natural high from cycling ? Once I rode around for the fun of riding but lately I have only felt it as a means to an end and that end isn't about joy
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>>1995276
just take fentanyl and ride your bike
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>>1995276
Ride somewhere nice. I went out into the forest today, then had coffee and a pie in a small town. I couldn't have been happier to use my time that way. Wide, empty roads, cattle and horses. One minute I was riding casually, pedalling along, next I was in the drops hammering as hard as I could, cause I felt like it. This is a natural high.
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>>1995276
New area, ride in the woods, maybe send it super hard on your local loop/ride.
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>>1993795
ok figured out the quad burn. Moved the saddle back and it got better but now my hands are starting to hurt as I ride longer. are there saddleposts that allow you to move back further? or can I drop the handlebars to increase distance and put the strain in my core?
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>>1995276
Night rides are great for a change of pace. Riding through the hood is good for adrenaline too.
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>>1995358
Generally hand pain can be that you need to move your hands more on long rides. If you are on flat bars I go from normal hand on grip, to palm the end of the bars.
If it's on drops you have all the hand positions. Besides that higher bars or shorter bars would put more weight on your butt, less on the hands.
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>in left hand turn lane
>some boomer and his wife pull up laughing and hear the tail end of "i could run ya up ta that curb right dere"
>give him confused look and say what?
>says nothing further

what the fuck did he mean by this? was this a threat or something?
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>>1995358
sometimes you can get rid of hand pain by nosing up the saddle but then maybe it crowds your taint.
I recently did this on my current new build and it worked without that side effect, though. just one notch on my cheap post really helped
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>>1995365
he's a dork, don't worry about it
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>>1995365
that's when you pull out your problem solver and say "I could poke a lotta holes in you right 'ere"
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How do you defend yourself against dogs? I've been chased twice by huge dogs when I was just peacefully passing by, I'm not allowed to carry firearms either, I just have a knife in my pocket.
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>>1995753
Huge problem where I live. They usually are farm dogs or escaped farm dogs, so they don't really bite, and get away with shouting. So I just do that.
If you see them from a distance you can pick a stone or swing a stick, but recently I'm considering buying pepper spray, although even that could be useless against modern super killer dogs.
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blewabearing!,,,28 yearstrong!,
,,swaped a wheel from parallel bike while I figure itout
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>>1995884
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>>1995887
Good job posting your name and address on the box.
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>>1995895
Now we can send him postcards for christmas
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>>1995884
>>1995887
we could all benefit from Bacon's civic-minded example
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>>1995887
good job respecting the environment that does so much for you!
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>>1995883
And happy birthday Bacon
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>>1995884
>>1995887
Good job Bacon. I try to pick up a bit of trash if I notice any while out on a walk or hike, hard to carry on a run or a road bike though (and it’d ruin the all important stats of course)
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wrrrrrRRRRRRR!!
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Saw the aurora during my /nightride/ today.
Super faint down here but cool nonetheless.
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>>1996276
Looks like a spotlight shining across the sky at the moment. Going to wait until it gets a little darker and drive over to the edge of the city away from the lights, only a 3 minute drive from here.
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>>1996283
Went to the edge of the city to be underwhelmed with many other people. Tons of traffic for this time of night. It is high enough in the sky that if it gets brighter later I'll be able to see it from the backyard. More likely I'll be asleep. Maybe I should drink a bunch of water to wake me up later.
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Found the lowest res toilet block above riding gravel over a local mountain.
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Gravel on top of asphalt feels sketchy.
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>>1996276
oh man, it was a blast tonight. took the dron for the ride
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>>1996325
wow, lucky
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>one week into riding a bike to work
I FUCKING HATE SHITTY DRIVERS I WILL KILL, how do you handle it?
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>>1996369
Become the shitty driver
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>>1996369
ANC iems
blasting TRAINROLL on repeat
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>>1996370
Driver or rider? I drive for work and I like to think I'm very considerate.
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>>1996369
>>1996370
I have become the cyclopath, I don't hate the cagers, cagers hate me
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>>1996382
>cagers hate me
Cagers hare everyone who has the temerity to ride a bicycle on public roads.
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>>1996371
I love my station almost as much as I hate cagers.
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>>1996369
bikepath/neighborhood+sidewalk as much as you can. One of the reasons I love this place is even though there is lots of car traffic, I can take bike paths+sidewalks(no pedestrians) and not encounter cars.
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>>1996369
you know you're not supposed to take the route you would take with your car right?
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>>1996388
yes but I do it under lawful evil pretense with intent to piss off the rager cager. I take the full lane so I cruise in full comfort. I come to a full stop at stop signs so I can surrender my right of way, even when they give me right of way, I never take it. At stop lights, I hold the right lane to prevent the rager cager from right hooking a pedestrian. If a rager cager does anything to me, I overtake them during a stop light, then slow roll in front of them. I bike erratically near Teslas to fuck with their automaton. If they run my ass over, they'll only be doing me a favor by ending my suffering. I'm wearing a body cam all day every day anyways so anyone who tries is insta fucked. I am the cyclopath, it brings me joy to rage the cage, and I'm here to slow your roll.
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/nightriding/
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>>1996421
I respect your hustle, but surely that only results in fast, risky overtakes from pissed off cagers. And you’re forcing them to do that, over and over? What kind of responses are you getting?
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>>1996421
are you me
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>>1996421
based
>>1996429
stay safe. It's hot enough now that I am tempted to go back to night riding
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>>1996434
>risky overtakes from pissed off cagers
that's exactly what they do, not my fault if they decide to get into a head on collision by impatiently passing through opposing traffic. I get honked at, I get the finger, I get close passed with aggression, sometimes they accelerate towards me like they're going to run me over then their NPC programming takes over and prevents them from comitting murder, I don't care, the angrier they get, the more joy I receive, only when I get bored of bullying the rager cager I let them pass and I get bored when they give up and do nothing so yea
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>>1996325
Aurora is already better tonight than what I saw last night even though the forecast shows much less activity.
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this klunker is so much funner than the hardtail 29er I used to have
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>>1996369
I wish I could ride my bike to work, I live close to my work place but the area is packed full with truck drivers that barely see cars. We've had multiple accidents with truck drivers destroying parked cars they didn't see, pedestrians are genuinely scared walking around, I can't imagine what would happen to me riding on a bike in this mess.
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>>1996446
nice. i rode my klunker all over town tonight. got propositioned by a street walker, declined and rode home with an erection.

>>1996448
dang. where do you live?
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>>1996446
cool : )
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Here’s 6 minutes and 35 seconds of my ride around the woods today
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RlvF-l95Po0
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>>1996446
>the shit i go through to do to avoid deaf geriatric walkers and golf carts.

just found out boomers are deaf to bells. my clown horn will be here tuesday and ill honk that bastard at every two legged cart ring cunt
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>>1996558
*riding
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I can save her, bros
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bigorder,,,nomnomnom!,,
,,bill time,”Gratis Seeenyor!”,
,,,, wouldnt even take a tip?,
,,,Lovegoesaround!
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how do you guys find good bike routes to avoid freeways etc? I've been using a mixture of google maps and some plotting software...
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>>1996819
Komoot, ridewithgps and cycle.travel all have good auto plotting with manual waypoints. Strava has a lot of already planned routes by members of the community. Openstreetmaps, opencyclemaps and waymarked trails are the reference for official cycling routes and paths.
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Ah, it's 5:45. Time for cafe bustello.
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>>1996829
Meh, I'd rather not
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>>1996819
mountain bike, go through the woods in a straight line
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>>1996831
gay
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>>1996819
Ride around the area to find the nicest bike trail, neighborhood to skirt through, or quietest road.
If you live in the city..... I can't help.
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>>1996819
just riding around the area and finding routes via dead reckoning usually works for me
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>>1994564
>>1994568
>>1994569
southrons need to be put down
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almost crashed into an e-mtber while off roading.
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I hate the bike industry so much. It's the biggest collection of dogshit products with retarded engineers/designers of anything I can think of.

-Brand new Hammerhead Karoo2...400 dollar computer. Fails after 3 months.
Brand new Time ATAC pedals, left side pedal bearings fail after 500 miles.
Brand new Shimano BB, bearings shot after 600 miles.
Have 105 Di2, attempt to use Shimano E-Tube, biggest piece of trash software ever made. Never connects, there isn't even a 'go back' button in the software to navigate back. You have to go out of the app and renavigate through it. Most pindar bloody bob and vagene shitware I've ever used.
Buy some fancy 150 Eliel bibs, the chamois is basically a wet paper towel.
Bought 300 dollar Stages PM, constant drop issues, WHOOPS WE JUST WENT OUT OF BUSINESS LOL
Buy Lezyne bike light for rear. Retards that engineered/designed it thought for some reason there should be 300 different light flashing patterns on it, they put the most useful one at like position 243rd so you have to cycle through all these useless light patterns/intensities. No way to just have a default.
Puts me in a bad mood.
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>>1997036
>I just buy dumb shit without looking
nice self own but >skill issue
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>>1996948
aye, but who among us cowardly yankees is man enough to do it?
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>>1997036
>hammerhead
>time pedals
>stages

It's like you were asking for it just so you could be a special snowflake but yeah the e-tube app is horrible (as expected from a japanese company). Also from my experience the more expensive bibs almost always have very thin and hard padding
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>>1997036
why are you buying all this crap
just ride your bike
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>>1997036
my last bike was 40usd and rides great.
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>>1997036
you don't need all that "blinky light compooter bing bong shiny new thing" to ride, stop being a MUST CONSOOM soiboi and just ride. Thanks for beta testing the new gear tho because people like me ride without any computers, stats, or apps, or electronic gizmo gadget garbage
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>thread derailed by one post
stop giving him (You)s
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>>1997086
consoomers deserve the bully
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found some plywood i'll use to make a tortoise hide for my red foot weeee
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>>1997133
do you mean a tortoise hut? I know they do okay outside since my brother used to have box turtles.
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>>1997134
yep. she's an escaped or abandoned pet that showed up a couple years ago and lives in my yard. i just realized they're not native to the area, so i'm building a fenced in habitat for it, so i can keep her warm during the winter months.
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>>1997123
>watermelon bike

how has that not been stolen yet? do you live in vermont?
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>>1991356
I tried to get my friend into cycling and let him ride my nice bike while I rode my extra bike. He broke 2 spokes within 3 miles....
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>>1997135
The arm spots are pretty cool, and that's a big girl.
Comfy place to sleep is always nice.
>>1997123
Almost camo for that location.
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>>1996406
There is no other route.
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>>1997135
Very cool.
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>>1997138
Did he hit something or was it his weight?
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>>1997230
In de pines, in de pines, where the sun don't ever shine
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>>1997036
Lol shoulda bought Wahoo, Look, 4iiii, Chris King, and YKYWBike stuff.
But yeah the Shimano app is typical nipware. Still, at least it's not SRAM.
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i rode to the gas station for ice cream
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>>1997315
I love eating ice cream on rides.
good for you.
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>>1997315
what kind?
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3 loops around Garden Ring, could've went further but some fuck just had to bring a glass bottle to a bike festival.
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>>1997341
vanilla and chocolate
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20 miles of abandoned roads deep in the woods
How it started

>maximum file size allowed is 4mb
Enjoy your trash jpeg
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>>1997573
The halfway point

This is still a road underneath this, which is cool because it’s still bowed like a road, so there’s no wet spots in the middle. And there’s still asphalt under that layer of leaves, so it’s bombproof in terms of wear.
Love it

And nobody comes out here because it’s behind a gate, so I can just go mega fast up and down the hills on this all day long
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>got fat
>going up hill really sucks
>KOMing descents now

that easy?
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>>1997574
Nice
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>>1997574
unrelated question as someone whos getting into mountain biking like this
where do you pee
i will be many km out in nowhere next week and im not familiar with the customs on that front
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>>1997588
You pee in your pants so they look more baggy like a real mountainbiker
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>>1997588
anywhere but the trail, doesn’t matter if it’s trafficked or not
some places will have facilities, but most places you just wander into the woods
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>>1997588
pretty sure ski places all have bathrooms and stuff at the ski lodge? or at the base of the chairlift? literally how would this even be an issue mountain biking
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>>1997594
Not all places for mountain bikes will have any of that, big bike parks will but some more remote stuff won’t
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>>1997315
I used to do that after mountainbiking so I could clean my bike with their hoses, but they got rid of those for some reason.
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>>1997583
the virgin weight weenie fears the chad canonball
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godspray.
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>>1997583
>>1997597
One of the most disappointing experiences of my life was a "race" with a bunch of friends at a soapbox derby hill/track.
The rules were, 1: you had to have an assist at the start (someone holding on to your saddle, they release at the signal), 2: no pedalling (fixed was allowed, but you had to have your feet on the downtube).

I was hyped, because I do my own service & my bearings were perfect, and I have good form in a tuck, etc. But the guy who won?
A fat boy (like double my weight) on a clapped out fixed gear. Can't beat gravity.
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>>1997654
You were simply too scared to assume the Superman position
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Shinkansen blocks nobody's path...
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yup, that's the direction my home is
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Good day today. Almost died a couple of times. But I'm learning.
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Sketchy places doing sketchy things
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>>1997747
If I step on these wrong they splinter
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>>1997747
I love old derelict railroads so much. Reminds me of my childhood.
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>>1997752
I’m surrounded by a ton of rail infrastructure, and there’s a lot of abandoned stuff parallel to it all over the place.
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>>1997756
Sounds like paradise
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Dollar drinks through the app are back at McD for the summer. So I can do a curbside order through the app and have them bring me out an iced tea so I don't have to go in the store.
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>>1997730
Daystartsunny,,,then sneaky Clouds!
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>>1997765
Hell yeah. Iced tea is also the most hygenic drink they sell outside of bottled stuff. The tea urns get a fresh plastic bag every batch.
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>>1997767
i assume you're a protestant, but this was interesting reading. at least it was for me, and i'm an atheist.

https://saintjohnsabbey.org/rule
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>>1998373
This iced tea is a sweetened Nestea fountain drink that comes out of their soda machine, maybe its a Canada thing.
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>>1997765
>through the app
fuck that, not installing or signing up for shit I don't need
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>>1998389
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Shan't be riding to work in the pissing rain.
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how bad do you lads reckon this crack on my drive side crank is
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>>1998590
I would grind with a dremel to find out how bad it is, then if I wanted to keep riding keep a somewhat autistic view on it.
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>>1998591
might be a good idea yeah, either way the crack goes around to the inside so it might be over for it
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>>1998591
I'd do that, drill out the ends, fill with an alloy brazing rod and do a half-assed tempering in a toaster oven.
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>moved to a new state
>no bike lanes be seen
>some roads seems sketchy (grooves in them and such)
>road bike arrives with home good soon
>been peeking at strava heatmaps a bit
>considered going to a LBS and asking them about routes/roads
>ultimately decided against it because I figured it would make me look lazy since I can't even be bothered to look at heatmaps and roads myself
>figured it would make me look bad because I'm some literal who walking asking for all the work to be done for me and can't even be bothered to do anything myself or just hop on the fucking bike

I guess I'll mash something together in strava and wing it like I've always done. Worst case scenario I can turn around or call an uber if I crash
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>>1998897
ride around
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>>1998901
i need computers and professional advice from bike shop mechanics before i can go for a bike ride. what if i have to turn around? pretty sure the 17 year old who changes tires at the bike shop will give me vaulable advice that will finally allow me to ride my bicycle.
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>>1998920
I personally wouldn't ride my bike outside. To many variables, shit can turn south any second without warning.
I know some people think they are deathproof and even take their bikes off the sidewalk from time to time, but that's not for me.
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Just saw someone on the same model bike. Me https://youtu.be/Tjvs8qeh-fw?feature=shared
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Wonderful weather today. Rode twenty miles for a cup of tea. It was bad.
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I just noticed the total distance in my ride log spreadsheet passed 150,000 km this week.
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Had a nice enduro ride yesterday. Climbed up on roads and rode down through the forest.
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>>1999387
In how many years
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>>1999821
I started keeping track back in 2010. My annual distance has dropped off the past few years, but I've been still getting about 10,000 km a year in. This year has started off a lot slower.
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First ride since getting covid last week. My body forgot how to measure exertion levels so I went straight into zone 4-5 and stayed there. It didn't even feel like I was going that hard, I had to look at my heart rate to see there was something wrong, but my average speed was 1mph faster than normal and at about the 45 minute mark something felt wrong and had to hop off and puke my guts out and then lay down for 10 minutes. Then I got back on the bike and it still didn't feel like I was pushing that hard but I intentionally kept myself in zones 2-3 to avoid more problems.

If you ever want to get superhuman sprinting skills and lose the ability to know when to lay off, I recommend getting covid.



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