The Bicycle Thread

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,716 moderator
    edited May 26, 2020

    ^ Ian, with gearing that low (what is that? 0.75:1?) you could climb walls!

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,529 moderator

    @David_S85 said:
    ^ Ian, with gearing that low (what is that? 0.75:1?) you could climb walls!

    It's a climber, that's for sure :smiley:

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    @ian408 said:

    Might be a couple of weeks before it arrives. Surprisingly enough, the shop I've been working through has been crazy busy and selling and repairing bikes! We're all locked down and bicycle sales are up!

    Oh, how exciting! Congrats on the new acquisition.

    Here in Germany bike shops were open for emergency repair service all during the big lockdown and were the first shops allowed to open at the beginning of May. Somehow Corona has reminded everyone here of the bikes in their garage and the bike trails are fuller than ever. And the bike business, which has been in an upswing anyway, is really booming. Unfortunately the boom hasn't brought the prices down for anything of quality.

    Looking forward to pictures of your new bike and your outings!

  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    On a recent ride through the forest with my "analog" trekking bike.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

    High level bicycle parking (Wroclaw)

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 422 Major grins

    We had an unusually strong wind event last Saturday; saw several tipping-over bicycles like this on my bike ride Sunday morning:

    BTW: the building is the home of Liberty Media, among other things, the owner of the Formula 1 racing series.

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

    The bicycle parking at a local hospital.
    The sign says: "Max parking 15 minutes and only for the transport of patients" >:)

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,330 Major grins

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins
    edited July 4, 2020

    Break time during a recent tour

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 422 Major grins

    Steamboat Springs, Colorado, great bicycling location:

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,330 Major grins

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    Not recommended as cycling terrain... I walked the bike for about a half a mile until I got to a path with mire dirt than loose gravel.

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    Dolomites

  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,529 moderator

    We have more than a few of these. Some are on the left side of the road and now feature walkers and runners-cyclists often skirt out into the street to get around them. As a driver, it sucks. As a cyclist, it sucks because you cannot ride in the lane dedicated for cycling.

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,716 moderator

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  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

    100 % Stamppot aangedreven = 100 % Stew driven :)

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 422 Major grins

    New trail and new sign to me today but it really wasn't that steep; other trails in the area are much more challenging:

  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,529 moderator

    @Wandering Dane said:
    New trail and new sign to me today but it really wasn't that steep; other trails in the area are much more challenging:

    I chuckled. Only because it's probably in an area with a large number of inexperienced users.

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  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Registered Users Posts: 2,330 Major grins

    Steep has different meanings depending where you are.

    Steep in New Hampster is not the same as steep in Iowa.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    @willard3 said:
    Steep has different meanings depending where you are.

    Indeed, steep for whom? I would call that little rise relief from the boredom of a flat trail. :smile:

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

    A bicycle with three wheels, so actually a tricycle

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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Administrators Posts: 21,529 moderator


    Turbo Levo in da house!

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    ^^ ooooh, I bet that's a fun ride!!!

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  • Wandering DaneWandering Dane Beginner grinner Lone Tree, CORegistered Users Posts: 422 Major grins

  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumRegistered Users Posts: 6,743 Major grins

    Choices, choices, choices.....

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyRegistered Users Posts: 3,020 Major grins

    A few weeks ago during the first snowfall my partner and I took a ride with a bike buddy. You only noticed how slippery it was when you stopped and tried to keep your foot on the ground. Thank God for good tires.

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