Old thread (no longer updating): http://i.4cdn.org/n/1533662166633s.jpgI've riden 36 km today including my commute and my 2 hours of deliveroo riding, it was a good day. Trying to make my best of the early autumn conditions before shit gets Flandrigan.
>>1239854I fucked up here's the link>>1222042
77km+ getting groceries here.Went to Maastricht, did ride a little there and went back.Downsides:>lost inner tube strapped to saddle rail>25mm tires and cobble are no funUpsides>bikeshop on route was open>most of the bikepaths where great>practised descending positionWhat position, except for superman, should I try for descending next time?
Snow in the forecast for tomorrow, fucking snow! High of 3C. 3 solid weeks of shit weather aside from Thursday which was at least sunny. I've been taking my rigid mtb out more lately, since I don't mind as much getting that one muddy.
>>1239856Sit on top tube, legs crossed around steering tube, be sure to film it
>>1239884That sounds rather unstable...
>>1239856Get 30mm+ tires bud
Saw a pupper get hit by a car todayThere was a litterof about 15 puppers with their momma crossing a road. 3 cars had stopped, the litter crossed. Then there was one straggler slowly meandering along. One of the cars hit the gas to try to get across before the straggler made it. Ran right into himIt was a chevy too. Fucking chevy owners are cunts
riding the other day
that was a good race. there was really good riders there. a dixie guy beat all the road bikers. you know how i knew there was good riders? more people got hit by cars and ran into walls and managed to pedal out of it than the people who are shit from it. i got cut off while experienceing speedwobble and sent into a wall and rode out of it and later on the guy who cut me off got his rear end hit by a car but his giant basket was full of beer and acted as a weight to keep the front end going straight as his backend got knocked out
>>1240524Is that a gun holster, Bacon?
>>1240018Not going to happen since I like to go fast and most roads are good enough to go down to 23 or 19 mm, although my frame fits 35 mm.
>>1240569You can go just as fast on 35mm tires.
>>1240574No, because they have significantly higher deformation losses and aerodynamic drag than 25mm while offering only marginaly lower suspension losses on a normal road.By adjusting pressure on my 25mm tires I can alter the ballance between deformation- and suspension-losses to a certain degree for different roads:>9 barperfectly smooth>5 barrather smooth>4 barlittle rough>3 barverry rough, some risk of pinchflats>2 barOnly good for gravel, high risk of pinchflats5 bar is my go-to pressure, as it is the fastest on most roads.However If I was riding mainly on cobble, you might be correct since here the much higher suspension losses outweight the deformation losses.But at that point my 2,6"/2,25" hardtail would probably be more appropriate anyway.
>>1240556Holdsall things.,lastweek Geiger counter and pepperspray,,,now loose change and 5$.,,,,fits 38 Warpistol., i holster in town,otherwise they laff atmy "toygun.,,,3-22shorts,,2-22longsand acowboy round in 6shooter., in thenear holster.,i useit as hammer,, handelis chiped,,barrel shiney from constant rides!, ,,,,I use gunoil,,onmy chain.
"Cowboy round",is just an empty chamber.so fastdraw finger on trigger isless likley to blast your foot.,,also,less sleepy shots.,,,,its little bullets.,,,youll befine!,,unlessquirel in animal pasture leaving legbreaking holes.,,,thenitsa Kennedy Haircut!
>>1241186: Ois that drugs?????
>>1241186lol, nice score bacon!
25 miles in the suburbs rolling through two neighborhoods where the roads are built but not the houses yet.60 degrees, cool enough thst it was the first time since April ive had to take a pee break on a normal ride. Luckily I found a Mexican space shuttle at one of the homesites.Half built neighborhoods are so comfy to ride in.
>>1242312Oh yeah I had favorable winds and maxpressure. Got a top ten on a well travelled sprint segment. 2 other prs on longer flat segments.
>>1240556and now we know that you are new around here
>>1242496I KNEW IT
>>1242750It wouldn't be late summer if you didn't pick a whole bunch of apples that aren't yours then eat way too many in one sitting and get the apple shits.
>swap out shitass panaracer tour tires for slightly less shitass skinwall pasela pts that I had lying around>go on a 13 mile ride with 1500' of climbing>demolish previous times set on the same bike on the same segmentswas it the tires or the tasty fried chicken I mashed down my face last night?
>>1242822was the tailwind generated by said fried chicken
ahhhhh.... spring's here!!
>>1242822Don't be talking shit about panaracer I've got good tyres from then that I've done 315 km brevets on without any flats and doing a decent pace.My shitty news is it looks like I have an infected ingrown toenail so I may not be able to ride for a few weeks in the near future :(
>>1242986Chill brah, they make good tires, but you get what you pay for. Tour is the lowest of their low end (made in China, wouldn't be shocked to find that they're rebranded CSTs), roll extremely poorly, and have little puncture protection. Pasela PTs are OK as fuck, Gravelkings are only $10 more and are much better. Their Race Evo3 tires are outstanding. They make a lot of good MTB tires, too. Then there's the Grand Bois/Jack Brown/Compass stuff, which are nice although in the case of the Compass EL, maaaaaybe not worth $80 per.
Did my first ride with my new cross bike at the local track. Got beat the fuck down.
>>1239854B O O M E R R U N
>>1243128Riding around NYC during sunset C O M F Y
>>1243061Are you weak or just bad at humping your bike over the broken lawnchairs and shitpits they put on the course?
>>1243128More of your track bike please
-9°C this morning when I started my commute. Absolutely stunning sunrise accompanied me the entire way to work.
>>1242496That’s fucking gorgeous
Got drunk and went on a road ride with the guys from the shop tonight. Blasting through a neighborhood loop with your boys is top tier.
>>1243132orange basket bro here. track bike belongs to maglia rosa, nyc.
>>1243585Forecast predicted snow for this morning so I changed studs to my bike. As I'm leaving for work I noticed the front tire is empty. REEEEEEEEE
>>1242496love you bro
I was contemplating getting another Ice Spiker Pro for my mtb to replace the Schwalbe Winter in the rear. But since I've got a fat bike fork on the bike I decided to get a Bontrager Gnarwhal 3.8 tire for winter fun and put my current Ice Spiker in the back. I have plenty of salvaged studs from old tires, so I got the unstudded version to save some bucks.Chainreaction has a pretty good price on 26 x 2.1 Ice Spiker Pros. Great tire for uneven ice that forms on side streets.Sunny and 8C for tomorrow which is fantastic weather compared to the shit we had the past week.
Went out trail grinding today. Ended up with 75 miles, but my drivetrain was begging for mercy at the end. Found a great brewery along the way>first 30 miles no problem aside from a flooded section from an earlier rain>wet trail grit getting kicked up past the fenders when the trail went to gravel at mile 30. No Bueno >find a brewery off the trail with 24 beers on tap. Pic related was solid>10% chance of rain? Got shit on around mile 50. The one shelter I found was flooded recently with several inches of mud on everything. Figure riding in the shit is better than standing in it. >the last 25 miles were a horror of grinding soundsAnd that kids is how you burn your only day off this week.
>>1239854Took the boomer machine for a spin at a local park. I had a very interesting conversation with a homeless man about his bike and how he uses it.
>>1240027True that Chevy owners are all dicks
50k comfy ride through ultra flat deserted rural roads to camp in a nearby pond. it´s spring here so beautyful. absolutely no one in the place so great because i love solitude.bikebags and no bikepacking because it was a short trip and i like to carry a bottle of wine, a little grill, and some meat for a one person barbecue.coming back for a longer road, it's still dry season so dusty as fuck, but great anyway.
>>1244943>>1244941>>1244939>>1244938I love that Baconator loves horseys. Always delivering the sweet horse pics.
25 miles through jackson and cass county missouri. 4 days straight of rain, had a 6 hour sunshine break today thank god. Flash floods the last couple of days. Missouri clay can only absorb so much
>>1244951Dam spillway. This is usually a foot wide trickle
>>1244952Chiefs are 5-0 so all is right in the world. Mahomes could run and win Mayor's election now.
>>1245315also this place >>1244637
>>1245318looks extremely comfy
>>1245323it is, but also located in the middle of an ethernal plane, a green desert of basedbean fields flat and green as a billiard table.so to get to a decent uneveness of the ground you have to ride at least 200km through mad traffic highways or an alternate 300+km through rural roads, and it can get a little boring.so dayly rides are flat and always look the same and there's no relatively close interesting place to go but this pond.but i don´t complain too much, at least now i can get out of the small city i live in in no more that 15 min, go to a river, watch beautiful sunsets everyday... used to live in buenos aires and riding there was hell. to get out of the city you have to ride tens of km throuhg super dangerous traffic and bike thiefs are a thing all the time.
>>1245361>>basedbeanwtf, /n/ ? i'm trying to type "porotos de soja" in english
>>1245361>>1245359>still getting owned by the word filter this long after it was put into place
>>1245364In English they're "soya beans" or just "basedbeans"
>>1245478apparently there's a wordfilter for s - o - y
>>1245364>>1245478>>1245479>>1245532>sjws censoring shit againthis shit has to stop
So much wet
>>1245476>>still getting ownedwell, i'm not posting too often, and i think is the first time i write soya in 4chan
i didn't have to stop once on my commute today. 2+ miles of riding through nyc, graceful and without any encumbrance. i had some music on, then got a bacon egg and cheese from the deli across from campus. bliss/10
>>1245657>full metal fenders
>have good job>awesome bike commute, 25 miles daily>get kind of bored of job after 6 years>quit job, get a new one>enjoy the work, get along well with the guys>quickly realize new commute is boring as hell>too short and uninspiring>don't look forward to riding anymore>start driving and taking the ferry>getting weak>getting tired>getting depressed>6 months later, can't do it anymore>get old job back>start bike commuting again>seeing those same old sights>the bluejays on the trail>the old man walking his dog>the jogger>the guy waiting at the bus stop>getting strong again>having energy>feelsgoodman.pngI quit my job because I missed my old commute. I realized that the ride was what got me through the week, more than anything. It's like being reunited with an old friend. I'm happy and comfy again, even if a bit bored... nothing that a couple of rides at 6:30am and 4pm can't take care of.
Did a 65km mtb tour today with 1150m elevation, also saw this train pass by. Are trainfags even in this thread? Anyways, forgot to bring enough water and started feeling shit at km52 or so. Also...
>>1246209...this is for bacon, enjoy.
26 miles on the upper 40s. Got to bring out the baselayers and glove liners. Been raining all week so no leaf change yet.
>>1246382Oh yeah and heres another horse for baconrider...
It's that time of the year again boys. I love raiding abandoned orchards.
Temperature has only reached 10C 3 times since mid-September, today its only getting up to 0. The middle of this week is looking pretty nice and Saturday is supposed to hit 18C. It looks like 30 kph + winds though.
>>1246485Give them back Tyrone
>>1246506I don't think anyone's going to mind.
>>1246522fond memories of biking up in my blue roadmaster as a kid and picking apples at the abandoned orchard.
>>1239854Someone caption this image with something funny.
>>1239854Burgers n bikes
Sure enough there were 2 more segments before these that I happened to miss. Very windy ride, it was much warmer but didn't really feel it.
>>1246821That'll do pig. That'll do.
>>1246821I was thinking more"where a isa da pizza?"And briek is like "I fuckin swear bruv.."
I was doing some maintenance yesterday waiting for it to warm up. I saw the RD guide pulley teeth on my old rigid mtb had worn down to sharp points (again). There don't seem to be many places online where you can get small parts like that. A few Amazon sellers had it for a very rapey price. And as in 9 times out of 10, I ended up having to order it on ebay.Until then I'm using a guide pulley from a BBB universal kit I bought last time I wore it out. Unlike the Shimano part, the universal one has not lateral play. Last time I tried that one it didn't shift well, no issue this time though.
>>1244140Thats a short giraffe
>>1246870Nah, it's a regular sized giraffe. You're just used to seeing Bacon sitting down.
How the hell do my fellow burgers ride to the grocery store and around town? Where I live there are pretty much zero bike lanes off campus. But I want to start hauling my groceries since I don't have a car and want to stay active on my off days.
>>1246980most people use a big ass wald style wire basket attached to the front frame and a milk crate attached to the back rack. That's good for 4 full grocery bags.
>>1246980If I understand your question correctly the answer is that riding on most roads in US cities sucks, but we do it anyways. Claim your lane.
Did some light touring.
>>1247268Who shared a sleeping bag with the guy in the front?
breake brake.,nobleed.,, bikarma istrong!
>>1247272No one, I did not spend the night. I had work the day after.
>>1247392>PLU CODE 4020>golden delicious applesBacon didn't really steal those apples, he paid for them!!!! shame!
>>1247414>did not spend the night>touringpick one
>>1247443I accompanied my friends half way though their tour.
>>1247475You're the only one who doesn't appear to be a faggot.
Got up to 20C both yesterday at today, but it was windy both days. Used up the last of my stock of chains yesterday and ordered some more. Reached 10,000 km for the year today. Toward the end of next year I should reach 100,000 logged km.The few remaining unharvested fields look ok despite having been snowed on a few times.
>>1247441ithelaw!,,, alllll foods MUST,have stickers,,,tags,,labeled,,tested for foodyness.,,,eartag,,red square=meat=fast life stuffing corn, slaughtered moments before your arterys clog shut with YUMMMY fat!,,,blue triangle for milk/cheese.,,yellowstar.,,,, no,, applescape!
I was a block away from home after riding 25 miles, I pedal struck the ground riding my fixie and low sided. Nothing broken on the bike, lost the outer bolt for the pedal spindle but I'm not too worried since there's another weather protection bolt before the spindle snap ring. No road rash thanks to jeans and gloves, just a bruise on my knee.This was my dozenth time striking the ground this year so my nylon flats are getting really beat up but I haven't wiped out from a pedal strike since earlier last year.
>>1247802>white horse>ashy black horse dick
>>1239854*** BLOCKS YOUR LUNGS ***Wat do when air quality makes it impossible to ride without damaging your lungs?>inb4 ride on a trainerwould rather become An Hero but still don't want to damage my asthmatic lungs
I went around and rode 7.5 miles today looping around and around my neighborhood and covering some new roads they just built. Loosed the legs a bit.It felt good to go out and just ride without any sort of goal in mind and without expecting to go for 20+ miles.I was feeling cooped up and bored and now I feel great. The bike may be magic, bros.
Finally had some higher temps than 4-5 degrees so I got a nice ride in. I really should get some warmer kit so I can go out on the colder days.Went up this pretty popular climb just outside of town for the first time, it was great but going down again was terribly cold. Also the lighting when I got to the top was awful so please excuse the terrible photo.
>>1249022Here are the stats from Strava in case anyone cares.
>>1249022>>1249023Looks like a fun climb. I miss big long hills- none where I'm at. Is that an M30?
>>1249045Nah, it's a 2008 Onix I believe, I got a really good deal on it from a guy in my dad's cycling club and it's still running well, the guy who owned it took very good care of it. Also I see I wasn't very clear in my original post, the ride wasn't just the climb, the climb itself is only like 5km's long (pretty steep though, some small sections of like 13-15%), I just tacked that on to one of my normal routes, pic related is the profile.
Rode over to a soon to open Costco to verify my mapping of the parking lot by riding up and down the lanes. Clearly the site diagram on the developer's website was drawn to scale because the roads I laid out a few months back are nearly perfect.Wind was picking up to 50 km/h (again) on the way back home. Unlike yesterday's ride I decided to stay in town where there was some shelter. Tomorrow is the first time in a week with a very light wind.
>>1249120I like this autism very much. Do you contribute to OpenStreetMap?
>>1249122Yes, the picture is the JOSM desktop editor which is much more powerful, and fast than the web editor once you get past the learning curve.The fall is a fun time as all the construction projects start wrapping up and there is plenty of new stuff to go map. Since satellite imagery only gets updated every couple of years, gps traces are needed for new roads most of the time.I started editing the local area after I put OSM on my Edge 800 and could as I was riding how much was missing or wrong. Very poorly drawn roads would make the Garmin go crazy when navigating. I found a government repository of road data and ended up doing a ton of cleanup for a few hundred thousand sq km.
Came up to some guy with carbon rims and dura ace so I wheel sucked a bit, made sure to announce before I did this. At a stoplight I attempt to strike up a conversation yet he only responds in single word answers. Mind you this guy is at least 10 years my senior. Light turns red, 1 mile later I pass him and he never gets back. What is it that makes cycling such a magnet to anti social losers. I though the older generation might be more social but even they are prunes.
>>1249311>man finally some time to myself>ok this guy wants to draft ok whatever >shit now he wants to talk>better let him go on his way before he invites me to dinner
>>1249315Yeah cept we were both commuting. If he wasn't on his morning routine maybe I'd understand his timidity.
>>1249124u inspri me
>>1249124Does the Edge 800 automatically update the installed maps? I'm assuming it doesn't but you never know. I got my dad's old 800 when he replaced it with a Wahoo and I haven't bothered with the maps yet but I'd wager it's well overdue for an update.
>>1249344To update the map, you have to replace the img file with a newer one. The Edge 800 is a USB 1 device, so file copies are super slow. For maps over 50 MB you are better off removing the micro sd card and putting it in a card reader. I usually just generate a map for my area since I don't travel much.
>>1249311I ride way out in the country so the few times I run into a roadie they always want to talk. I'll even adjust my route so we can ride together for a bit. Midwest winds can be brutal and it's nice to have a second to split the leadout duty. Plus old dudes are funny to ride with. Nobody under 40 rides a modern road bike. I'm mid 30s and ride one but Ive never seen anyone my age or younger.
>>1249347Yeah that's what I thought. I don't personally use the maps that much but if the time comes where I'll actually need to it would be nice to have updated maps. I'll look into it soon I guess.
mighty marathon gt penetratedi'm a bit surprised the replacement tube stayed up but it seems to be ok, so much for leaving work early though
>>1249473AACK!,,iwanthicker tires!,, and lesshit.,,,,goatheads,, local Gov has 'Invasive species,program.,,blue herbicideath,,seems tofeed the next seasons thorns?,,,Monsanto,spreading bikill,,,chocking fumes of many colors,pesticides,,herbicides,rodenticides,,fungalsides.,,, pfffft!Air isfor spreading Corprofits!, breathing is foretards.,then i geto EATIT!!!,,metabalize That!
>>1249473Good grief.I've only done deliveroo and commutes for the past few weeks but have scheduled a bike ride with some>FriendsOn Sunday. I haven't done a ride in a bike with gears in what seems like forever we'll see how it goes.
This was supposed to be a 300km brevet with 3k+ elevation but we ended up doing it on two rides, Saturday and Sunday back to back. It was a good decision, shit was pretty brutal
Seemly simple things end up frustrating the hell out of me. I was trying to measure my saddle height but kept getting different measurements each time I tried due to lining up differently with the seat tube each time ... FUCK YOU PARALLAX! I think the solution to this one is to buy a 3 ft straight edge and attach a guide in the middle that rests against the seat tube so I get consistent measurements.
Went for a nice ride on Monday after a big storm on Sunday and found some lightning blasted a huge hole in our 90 million dollar over river bikeway :/
>>1249610if goatheads are ur trouble bacon get set up tubeless, they are no match for sealant
25 miles in the chilly mist today here in KC. Autumn colors are out in full force despite us having a ton of rain this month.
I just rode to the store and purchased some cannabis from my new local drug dealer, the federal government.Now we can all be numb to the never ending flood of fake refugees and migrants.
Got a wind assisted KOM on a road new enough that a faster rider hasn't got a wind assisted KOM yet. Also got 2nd place (missing first by 2 seconds) on a segment close enough that its in my privacy zone. Next time the wind is mostly west I'll make an effort to go KOM that one. In order to get that one to register I have to go down a gravel road about 100 meters to get out of my privacy zone.
>>1249473Solid tires wins again!
Went riding today in chilly weather and it started raining. The parts of my body that got wet are all pink since they got really cold. My arms and legs look like I have sunburn. Wrapped up warm and cosy now though.
First brevet of the 2019 season is coming up this Saturday. Forecast has -3C for overnight low and +3C for the daytime high. I'm not sure I want to do 200 km at that temperature. The wind forecast later this week will end up being the deciding factor.I find riding solo in the cold easier since I can adjust exertion level to bring up body temp. Riding with other people my exertion level is usually much lower and I end up under dressed and cold.
Went to my old highschool to vote and be the functional citizen im expected to beDecided to put on more air on the front tire so i stopped at a gás station to use the air pump. There were some girls on a car trying to figure out how to use the pump, i decided to help them só i asked what psi is the tires on and they didnt know either. I taught them how to do it and let them fill the rear tires as i went my way, one of them reached out of the window and asked if i had a gfi said "no" and sprinted out of the scène as fast as possible into the roadI bet they were drunk, stupid murderous cagers
>>1250450Not quite yet... they are pretty hard on your spokes because they aren't very good at distributing load.
>>1250958>Went to my old highschool to vote and be the functional citizen im expected to beFYI if you go and vote on nov 6th and ride your bike you'll get a Strava Medal. It's under this month's challenges. So you medalbois will like that. No riding 150km to get bling.
>>1251333That’s good to hear, I usually struggle to complete the 150 km over two week challenges
>>1250444Rather brutal straight west wind yesterday so I went to go collect my KOM. Averaged 47 km/h on a flat 1.4 km section with a max speed of 53 km/h. There is a 90 degree turn before the start of the segment so you can't get up to cruising speed before it start. Next year a new bridge off ramp will lead into the segment providing a nice boost at the start.I went out again today and the wind was pushing 60 km/h, but the direction was not conducive to speed runs. I watched an old factory getting demolished for a while until I started freezing. Tomorrow will be a better day to watch and they should switch to the bigger machine to tackle the second story.The jack rabbits are starting to turn from brown to white. Starting Saturday every day in the forecast is below freezing.
i wanted some spooky vibes yesterday, so i went to high bridge after class, where edgar allan poe took his walks. it wasn't very spooky in the midday sun.
Tried out my new winter tire and made some seasonal saddle adjustments to accommodate my winter clipless boots. Still need to install the rear studded tire, but I'll wait until it snows.
>>1252729Hey, I have that same downtube mudguard!Where'd you find a fat sized rear full fender?
>>1252752The back of the bike isn't fat. The front fender is a PDW Origami as well not the fat bike version. Both the Origami and Mud Shovel use the same snap pattern, so I can swap in the wider deflector that I have in the garage.On a side note, full rear fenders and horizontal dropouts are a shitty combination. The fender gets in the way when removing the wheel. I just leave the fender sitting high enough that I can just barely get the rear wheel off. The new Surly frames have a modular rear dropout so you don't have to deal with that when running a geared QR setup.
>>1252761Only reason to have a track fork is to run single speed.Looking at your picture again, I realise I also have that same bottle.
>>1252729Took it out for my first snow ride of the season. The snow was getting slushy as I headed back home.The 7 speed mega range cassette I installed is really starting to annoy me. The huge jump between cogs 5 and 6 messes with my cadence. I've got a SRAM 9 speed shifter I accidentally ordered and a spare 9 speed cassette, so I think I'll order a SRAM 9 speed RD and crank.
>>1253056Seems I can cheap out and only buy an RD, no need for new crank.
I rode 70 km today and picked pumpkins and then got the train home. It was a fun day out. I will get back to my studies tomorrow.:)
>>1253118You are supposed to pick the pumpkins before Halloween.
The roads dried up after yesterday's snow so I decided to go for a ride on my touring bike without studs. I only encountered a little ice on shaded parts of bridges. The wind was 30 gusting to 55 km/h and the temperature only got up to 1C. Aside from my feet I wasn't cold, but my nose ran a lot.Snow and high winds forecast for tomorrow followed by daytime highs right around -10C, so its definitely time to put the studded tires on.
>>1253163That's the point m8 it was picking up the ones that weren't collected for soup kitchens to use.
>>1253823>that jealous horse boyfriend watching Bacon behind the bushes
Went on a little biking/urbanexploration trip to the old decommissioned Richards-Gebauer AFB. here's a few pics.It's mostly abandoned now with parts being used as an intermodal rail storage area, and a little part used by the Army Reserve.Tinfoil hatters think Richards-Gebaur will be one of those FEMA camps used to detain US citizens. That's clearly not the case from the look of things (of course).
Fighter-Bombers used to be stored here. Cold War seems like a century ago.
Lots of ventilation for this tiny building build on the side of the hill. Computer building? Bomb shelter?
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North runway is now ford trucks waiting to be loaded onto nearby rail line
Gulf war one era humvees
Some midwestern angus for Bacon. They like the bike bell
Got some snow last night, the 50 kph wind should die down this evening so I can do a little fat biking. The snow was fairly moist when it came down and now the temp is dropping, so the roads should be extra slick. My studded tires handle that no problem, its out of control cars I need to watch for.Winter night rides involved a lot of battery charging. 4 batteries for heated gloves / insoles. 1 battery for helmet light, 1-2 batteries for handlebars depending if I'm going long enough to need a spare. Periodic tail light, phone and garmin recharge.
>>1254082u should get a dynamo
>the mist falls down in a light drizzle and refracts the light of sodium lamps of nearby towns, giving the cloudy sky a soft orange glow>leaves fall all around you>everything is cold, wet and slippery>except for you, who, in your technical clothes, are warm, wet and slippery insteadAutumn night rides are top comfy.
>>1254305>Autumn night rides are top comfycertainly, and i enjoy them a lot. but to me, for dayly rides, nothing beats an exhilarating run through woods and fields in full green spring, with cool shadows, warm breezes and sun, eating super sweet wild mulberries, and finishing swimming in a cool river.
On my way home today.
Once it snows the bunnies just chill out in the open. The older ones are much better at the "if I don't move, they can't see me" game. Little ones will run off and often the larger ones won't budge.I think the one that lived under our deck during the winter for several years died during the spring. It was very territorial chasing out any other rabbit that came in the yard looking for food. A younger rabbit has taken its place.
>>1254844Who was chasing you? Do you use your feet to type, or do you peck?
>>1254844This reminded me, I met this guy a couple of weeks ago. This is by a relatively busy road, I made a sound to get his attention but he just looked at me and kept lying there.I'm guessing he was really sick, or just ran out of fucks to give.
>>1254844>that epileptic headlampI hate you anon
>>1255000>>1254845>>1254844Sadly no pics, but in the past month a pack of coyotes has moved into the open space area I ride through on my way to and from work. Riding home at dawn or dusk I seem to spot them crossing/near at least once per week, and a few times now I've chased them up the trail with my headlights.
>>1255003People who hate their sad lives tend to hate strange things.
Took the gravel thing up through a local national park, had a pretty good time. Ended up having to hike-a-bike some of the more ridiculous sections, saw some dudes going down the trail on mtbs and they were walking some of that shit too.>>1255029look I'm not going to deny that but it's really obnoxious. just put it on solid and actually see where ur goin
>>1254844is that a Guinea Hen?
>>1255000Is that a sinkyboi (elk)?If it was mid morning to mid afternoon that's what whitetail deer do. they bed down in the forest and conserve energy after being more active in the early mornings.
I organised a mini club ride today with a grill and a dude. The experience was so different to my usual ride. I'm still shocked. The amount of abuse, coal rolling, horn leaning was way way higher than what I usually get. Unreal man.
504km rolled since i got a new cyclecomputer for the BSO three weeks agoAverage speed at 24.5km/h and max recorded at 61.8km/hI want to up my average speed game
Im snowed in today. 2 inches of snow has brought the city to a halt. Was shoveling the driveway and went to put back the shovel next to the old 26"er MTB with XC tires so I decided to take a ride.Went out today for a 5 miler just to be the first person to run a track through the snowy park path.It's getting cold so it was strictly winter coat and winter gloves with a ski hat- no bike gear today.Yesterday was beautiful and I went 40 miles across the rural suburbs of Kansas City and visited each towns little War memorial for Veterans Day. I saw lots of Angus Cattle. Cows like the bike bell.
did a casual century yesterday with a friend and a grl i know from school. she bailed at mile 70.
>>1255990We know horses are /n/, but are goats /n/? That's the real question.
>get on a bike for commute to work>wet>cold>dark>heavy headwind>riding easily at ~25 km/h>get passed by a qt on an e-bike>she has a 10/10 ass and is wearing skintight clothing>jump into her draft>now getting sprayed by wet dirt as well from her rear tire>consider dropping back from the draft in order to not eat dirt constantly>the ass and draft into headwind outweigh the dirt>ride behind her for 10 km>get to work covered in dirt>jerk off>shower>all smiles as I get to my desk
>>1256074The Birth of a Cyclocrosser ~A Novel~ by A/n/on
Got hit by a car and broke nose + my forks after 100km ride.
>>1256135That sucks man, fucking cagersAt least your legs are fine
>>1256135Coral reefs when?
Warmed up to above freezing today. Last 1/3 of ride every time I put my foot down my cleat got packed full of stick snow and wouldn't clip back into the pedal without some tapping.I usually keep tabs on local edits to OpenStreetMap to see if anything stupid is being done. A guy in the area is going full retard mapping every little puddle in the satellite imagery. I mentioned to him that most of those are intermittent and dried up over the past 2 years. Now he's moved on to mapping every farmyard including trees. Weirdo.
I went out for 2 hours tonight to enjoy some of my favorite fat biking conditions packed snow and refrozen slush. The packed snow is fast and the studs dig in easily enough grip is never a problem. It was just below freezing with almost no wind.I must have come across well over 100 rabbits while I was out including a group of about a dozen. 2 groups of annoying partridges that stay hidden until you get really close then all fly away at once. Also came across an owl sitting on a bridge railing.
Passed someone walking a doggo while riding a horse on a MUP.
No ride today because we're all dying of smoke inhalation.
>>1256551man carry a rifle on your back and come home with a sling of rabbits and birds in your basket
commute home today was a pain in my ass>realise I hadn't locked the bike cage properly (that or someone's tampered with it, might have a look at the camera files on monday)>get 1 km out before realising I forgot my bottle>get maybe 2 out again before getting a fucking stick straight through my tyrecouldn't pull it OUT so I had to unseat the tyre and pull it through, surprisingly enough couldn't reseat the bead with my hand pumpam I supposed to carry a co2 thingy in case of events like this while running tubeless? Tube went in fine but I'm pretty sure it would've sealed.
I was a huge dumbass last night. Went to remove a square taper crankset ... without removing the crank bolt. Ripped those threads right out of the crank arm. Going to have to dig around for my 3 arm puller to get the drive side crank arm off.
Had a good deliveroo shift last night, made £16/hour and it wasn't raining. I just confirmed my registration for Paris Roubaix 2019. Pray for my forearms anons.
>>1257035What bike are you riding the PR on?
>>1257038Gravel bike. Canyon Grail AL 6.0
>>1257291sounds good, make sure to jam in the biggest tyres you can fit
I've done a bit more work on a heated glove I started last winter. The carbon heating rope frays very easily and weave is forced open when closing my hand. Having the heating elements touch each other could also create a short which would be bad causing localized heating in excess of 100C. To deal with those issues and ensure permanent attachment I coated the carbon with a flowable silicone. The silicone is stretchy but does make the glove somewhat stiff. A lower viscosity silicone would be ideal as I could achieve a thinner coating. Now that I think about it, pre-coating the rope with silicone then wiping most of it off would probably yield a better result as long as I could keep both ends of each of the 3 loops free of silicone to make the electrical connection.The carbon rope I'm using is 3 mm wide which is extreme overkill for the application. I just noticed that the rope is made from a loose weave of 12 bundles of fibers which I should be able to separate. The pair of heated gloves I bought last year appear to use just a single one of those bundles. So for my 2nd glove I'm going to use just 1 or 2 of the 12 which should be a lot easier to work with and I can use much less silicone.
>>1257464I'm sure you know what you're doing and that the gloves will work, but holy fuck isn't that design just something, to say the least. I'm impressed you've made it this far.
The past two days brought 4 very different commute rides:Saturday to work: sunny and warm, usual 15 minute rideSaturday home from work: ice storm, impossible to stay upright, very difficult to walk even, 1 hour homeSunday morning with studded tires: fun 20 minute cruise to workSunday back home after the ice melted: 45 minute slog with studs on dry pavement and climbing up a trail with icy ruts
>>1257471I bought heated gloves last year, one thing I didn't like was the placement of heating elements on the back of the hand making them less effective, also they are a bit bulky. One of the heated gloves failed so they sent me a replacement and didn't want the dead one back. So I took it apart to see how it was constructed. They have 3 loops of heating fiber, 1 for the thumb, 1 for index / middle finger, and 1 for ring / pinky, with the loop connected to the power source in parallel.Since I have some spare battery packs from a similar heater all I have to do is connect 3 of the wires to the positive, and 3 wires to the negative terminal of a DC connector. I don't have to make a switch or temperature control. The most difficult thing has been getting the rope tacked in place as it kept wanting to lift back up before the fabric glue dried.I got the heat rope from a guy selling it from Russia accepting paypal. He has a bunch of tutorials on his website. Making heated gloves based on his tutorials would probably be harder because if you don't do it right you won't be able to close your hand. The last DIY section is the epitome of crazy russian, I wan't to make the carbon fiber torch from that section. https://www.carbonheater.us/you_can_do_it.htm
I went for a 4 hour fat bike ride yesterday. Half of that was getting to / from a group ride. We rode along a frozen creek and came across 2 tall traffic cones. But there wasn't any indication as to why they were there. One of them was in the same spot last year too. The second cone was resting on the bottom of the creek so you could only see the top 10" of a 4 foot cone.
Coldears,,,hardening softly in denial of winter.
>>1256135that fucking sucks but glad you're ok otherwise
Was passed by a hotshot who didn't give any warning. Caught up, called him an asshole, dropped him into next winter. Maybe I'm the asshole?
>>1240605>Geiger counterpls explain
>bicycle pump reads 40 always>still been pumping tires to recommended pressure>just came to realization I've been under inflating my tires by 40 ftlbs.>for the first time ever pump tires to correct pressure, gauge reads +40>ride four miles suddenly rear wheel feels rough>its a flat>change out inner tube >finally have excuse to use co2 pump>tire feels full instantlyGlad I bought that pump. I couldn't figure out what caused the flat. Once I do should I patch the old inner tube and reuse or just toss it?
>>1257719I like to patch, no point throwing out a perfectly good tube. Instead of using up your patch kit glue / patches, get a box of good quality patches online and a big tube or can of rubber cement from an auto store.
>>1257719>>1257730Or just get patches with glue already on them. Makes repairing tubes a breeze and they work pretty well nowadays on butyl tubes.
>>1257764I've had problems with glueless patch reliability in the past desu, never had a problem with glue-ons tho
I fear my yearly riding is almost done lads. I waited all week until it was 42 degrees (with 16 mile an hour winds) and it froze me to the core wearing baselayers, gloveliners, balaclava, ski hat under helmet.20 miles felt like 50, there are no QTs on the road or garden watering MILFS anymore, my ankles hurt like an old woman this morning.I'm going to.....go the the gym. Cybex until I can sneak in a 50 degree ride llads. I'll probably take a spin class or two they are free. But it isn't the same. You boys know it's not the same.Saw thousands of Canadian Geese in their international flightpath that goes right above my riding area. They were headed south, and fast.I'm going to miss my Bike-san. First season switching to a real road bike and I put on 2000 miles.
>>1257770A windproof breathable jacket goes a long way to making colder temperatures tolerable. But I do find it easier to bike in the cold when there is snow on the ground. You go slower and work harder which generates a lot of heat. Cold, bare pavement and slicks you just get a lot of wind chill.
Some nice overnight lows around -2C the next few nights so I'm going to take the opportunity to ride along some unopened sections of a new highway in the dark after the remaining construction crews stop work for the day. I did the first stretch last night, which would have been more pleasant if the wind wasn't pushing 40 km/h. They ran out of paving time in the fall so the full length is 95% paved with no cars.
>>1257853I invited people to group ride tonight but no one showed up :( The roads were a slushy mess, and there was another ride going on out of town so I wasn't too surprised. So I just continued on and did the next section of highway. I hadn't intended to do it tonight so I didn't check the length first. Ended up being 33 km, making for a total ride length of 62 km on a fat bike with studded tires.A tailwind most of the way back so I was cruising along at 28 km/h which is pretty fast for a 45 lb beast with 4.8" tires. Started catching more of a crosswind on the last leg, so I was forced to zip up my jacket which I had left open most of the ride due to the sweltering -2C temp.
>>1257770Seriously? You stop riding at 42? Jfc
>>1257464Second attempt went much faster and made some improvements as far as wire routing was concerned. With just 2 of the 12 fiber bundles it was much easier to make tight bends to get all the wires to the back of the hand. Plus I only need to use 1/6 as much of the heating material. Now to make another left hand glove using the newer technique, apply the silicone and attach a dc plug.If I was thinking when attaching the wires to the carbon rope, I could have used 2 less wires. The 2 reds at the top and 2 yellow at the left can be combined.
gud rideAlmost ate shit on the descent though, took a curve too wide and ended up riding through a bunch of rocks, managed to stay upright, didn't even pinch flat, pretty surprised. Rest of the descent wasn't too enjoyable as you'd imagine, goddamn hairpins
>>1258119What kind of weather are you riding in? I've ridden in subzero cold and never felt the need for more than liner + ski gloves. I kind of get it if you're motorcycling or e-fagging.
Freezing fog and wind over 40 km/h while I was out for just over an hour tonight. Visibility was extremely poor, but I was on closed road so it wasn't a problem. My glasses kept icing over, brake rotors iced over too making for somewhat unresponsive braking until the ice broke up. Even my headlight got dimmer as ice built up on it. Helmet light was unusable due to reflected glare.
>>1258215I'll usually go out as low as -20C. I've got raynauds, so my body randomly decides to cut off all circulation to my hands and feet, my fingers will all go white to the knuckle. So even its above -10C I occasionally need heat to get circulation moving again. I have problems more frequently with my feet. I'm good for up to an hour, then need to turn on the heat even if its just below freezing despite warm boots.
>>1258222Oh shit man, that sucks. I have a friend with that, except it kicks in at way higher temps for her. She's a vampire or some shit.>>1258217Sounds like fun man, glad you made it alive.
25 mile ride in glorious 50 degree weather. Would have ridden longer but met up with my old connection and bought a bag since we just passed medical MJ. Now I just need to not eat so much food I can't ride a bike thursday.
>>1258119I was doing some testing today with a multimeter to determine the amperage the gloves would draw from a 7.4v battery and discovered a few interesting things. The version 2 glove with 1/6 the heating material draws 0.53 amps (3.9W) which would be good for a bit under 3 hours on high with my 1500 mah battery. The first glove draws 2.6 amps (19.2W), gets much hotter and would only last 30 minutes.I also tested the 3 settings on the power pack for the glove I bought last year. On high the current is identical to having the glove connected directly to the battery. Medium and low don't reduce the current, it just cycles the power on and off at different short intervals.
I was out mapping some new roads tonight and at one point noticed my Garmin had a blank screen. It wasn't off but locked up. I only happened to me once before but at least this time I knew I had to press and hold a 3 buttons to force it to power down. When it came back on I saw I lost the last 2 km of my ride so I had to backtrack to record the parts of the road I lost. My annual distance rolled over to 3rd highest ever. 2nd highest is another 3,300 km and well out of reach.
nothardening fast enough,,time to gearup.,,,my microclimate isunny,,warm., rabbithole isnice!,,,,then ihithat northwind!,ouch.
I was waffling on whether to go on a ride tonight that I mapped out to be 68 km, since I hadn't ridden the bike I wanted to take for a month and had just put the studded tires on today. But I did end up going, a decision I rarely regret, the ride ended up being 71 km and taking 3 h 15. It started off at -1C and dropped to -5C by the time I got back. During the last 15 km I had a 22 km headwind which was a little less pleasant than rest of the ride had been. I started running out of juice the last 10 km, so did my headlights, first my handlebar light dropped into low power mode, then my helmet light.Its sad to see how few people in the local strava clubs have ridden outside this week. There have been some very nice evenings. I've ridden in the dark every night this week. 4/5 rides were on my fat bike and I managed to put in more km than the Zwifters even before tonight's ride.
>>1258743Fuck 'indoor riding', the entire reason I switched from rowing to cycling was no more monotonous indoor sweatbollocking. Motherfuckers would do well to harden the fuck up.
Got out for 6th night ride in a row but kept it to under 2 hours. I switched to a thicker base layer because it was colder than it had been all week, but I was too warm. I've been riding all the parts of an under construction motorway I haven't been on yet including the ramps so I can map them. Based on the construction camera I was confused as to which of bridges was tented in for concrete curing, and found myself riding right up to it one of the joys of trying to map stuff in the dark. Fortunately there was a trail down the embankment one side of the bridge and back up on the other side, a nice short 25% climb. Just 2 more spots left to map out the entire motorway.Its been quite easy to get a good center line gps trace even in the dark. Just follow the pavement seam.
>>1257703itellsme,,sweeetlies.,,,,we,,haditall,,,still tastes fresh!,,,,ridenow,,,, cages,,5500 years fromnow,,sources ofree iron toplants.,GMO crops extinct., hyperlite recumbent hybrids for Cats.
Just about finished mapping the new motorway. I went to cover the last ramp at a partially open interchange last night but the closest bridge to where I started was tented for heating during concrete pours. I should be able to cover most of the ramp from the other side which will be adequate for mapping but at -10C I didn't want to extend my ride to go do it last night.
Midwest had a bilizzard yesterday with a few inches but lots of blown snow from 50mph winds. Took the hard-tail MTB out for a couple miles in the ice and snow. Riding in the snow on a MTB is highly underrated activity.I'm at 1968 miles for the year. Want to get to 2018. I have 35 days to make that last 50 miles. I don't know if I'm going to make it. If we have one or two nice days in I'll make it but December is pretty cold around here.It's my first year riding road bikes so I'm super happy to have gotten this far on my Claris AL road bike. Bought it for 399.99 last year's black friday.
>>1259404This is foamer level autism.
>>1259412OpenStreetMap does have a way of trigger the OCD.First image only included 2018 gps traces. This one has 9 additional ramps / road that have either been moved or removed.
Got a flat on my way home today (well, I would have but the sealant worked within 5 seconds).Schwalbe Winter Marathons. Rolled a stud on a pothole and it went through the tire. They are only 6 weeks old... seems like a design flaw to me.
>reddit r/bicycling>see normies praising low tire pressure>deflate to 60psi (road bike)>spend weeks wondering how i lost fitness>decide to pump up to 90 today>instant 3mph fasterhow did i let reddit meme me
>>1260226Looks like slag from an old iron works.
>>1258180My favorite kind of rides, where was it ?
>>1260601Where did you get the idea that low tire pressure would make you go faster? It's supposed to make your ride more comfortable, that's all. You didn't "lose fitness", you simply had slightly higher rolling resistance.
>>1260601that subreddit is the land of endurance geometry, massive spacer stacks, and metric centuries. don’t go there looking for advice to go fast.
>>1260601Whether low pressure helps or not depends on the tire, particularly the sidewall. With a rigid sidewall the flexing sucks up your energy. The Schwalbe Winter Tires are among the worst for this, full pressure all the time on those.
>>126060180 or 85 could easily be faster if the road isn't perfectly smooth. Dropping from 90 to 60 is retarded.
>>1260603 Copperore.,, old mines arefitting., largest new find wasold to China!!,50M$!,,costhem 4M$,, andslow pay.,, ,,,ities up some Rarearth minerals too,, Barium is the word noto use,, gets Glares!
Warmsun,,bushy windbreak,,crawl upwind, thendashome.
Whiteout blizzard this morning,,5minuteslater.
I hadn't gone for a ride since Sunday evening so I decided to go out last night but only went for 30 minutes. Should have worn my heavier tights, forgot my overmitts at home, and the freezing mist was messing up my glasses.Did better tonight getting out for 2 hours. Also managed to ride the last of the ramps I was trying to map last week. Even with several light snows this week there were quite a few tire tracks on the unopened motorway, so I likely won't be able to ride on it during the day.
Rode 36 miles today in mist and fog to reach 2020 miles for the year. I had planned on trying to hit 2000 when I first got the road bike last Christmas.
>>1260755nice one anon.
>>1260714I also had a strange thing happen while I was going down the ramp with the wind behind me. As I'd exhale my breath illuminated by my headlight was just hung around me as I was moving. Some of it just off to the side was going a little faster than me. Which was all quite interesting until my glasses started fogging over and I realized I was going down hill with a concrete barrier quickly approaching.
I initially thought this cone was for indicating an ice problem, but considering how much of it is below the ice I think its actually for indicating an under water hazard for canoers. The water is very shallow in that area.Tomorrow it is supposed to be -11C with a 30 km/h wind all day and into the night. Might be too cold for the Tuesday group ride. I'd be more likely to go if I wouldn't have a headwind the entire trip home.
>>1261266And cattails are annoying. The creek bank has a continuous wall of them. Can't get on and off the creek without flattening them. I could use a machete or a string trimmer.
If anyone was interested in the heated gloves I made a tutorial. Added one tonight for heated foot pads.https://www.instructables.com/id/Heated-Glove-Liners/https://www.instructables.com/id/Insole-Electric-Heating-Pads/
>>1261627Love me some /diy/ man, cheers
It's pizza time
>>1261798What's with the bubble wrapped fork?
>>1261819So the bike racks don't scratch my fork anymore.
got a super snippy comment from a ped I passed coming home on the mup last nightit's not like I blew by, and I do often ring the bell, but it was a slow corner and i FIGURED my clicky hubs would be enough to alert, but no sure spread across the path with your dumbass little dog that probably wasn't on a leashso is this woman deaf or is my freehub maybe not as loud as you think it might be?