I went for a short ride to park just north of the city to check out adjustments to my saddle. I'd rode past the place dozens of times and never once did I notice the pen of bison.Turns out I had my Brooks saddle much too far forward. The proper solution to me sliding towards the front was to angle the saddle back slightly. I always set my Brooks saddles up level, but that doesn't cut it when the saddle is well broken in.
There was also a pen of elk. This photo is from the baconrider school of image composition.
>>1320837best school of image composition imo
>>1320837Your post has a disturbing lack of commas. Please rewrite and post another similar picture.
>spring is on us>roads clear of snow finally>mostly cleared of all the gravel used to make them not so slippery>all the kids have gotten their bikes after winter>they're all over the MUPs on my commute>tfw comfy winter commuting without little shits constantly on the way is over
Rain and snow this weekend. Enough heat has built up in the ground that the snow shouldn't last long. Spring snow gives the lawns a nice slow watering and should make everything nice and green by mid-week.I should avoid the urge to take my fat bike out if we get snow. The wet spring snow encases the bottom bracket seeping into the cups while riding and destroys the bearings.
Lastyearsonions,,,Back!,,,newowners,,,may just covercrop.,other field ishemp.
>>1322219That picture looks like it belongs in Camp Green Lake. Should you be digging a five-foot hole right now, Stanley Yelnats?
>>1320833> a fresh /drt/ appears !Noice now i get to post my 60km Gold Coast Loop.
>>1322944So i took this pic at exactly half way before i had to travel back to the station. I stopped a few times and was not going hard as its been really wet have been really sick the past month i didnt want to bonk so lets say an hour (i read your training bible) . Feelin Good but Im such a massive alcoholic i feel will never get a century under my belt i just like the view too much.
>>1322949Century this century that. Pls explain what it means? I am just a fellow that rides without counting nothing just for fun. So what it is is it 100km or 100 miles or what if it is 100km it is not so much i did 100km past weekend with stops of course and eating and it took like7h for me and my friends but we were not chasing time.
>>1323012100 miles. 100 km is a metric century.
>>1323014Civilized ppl measure in metrics but thanks either way!! I just tought it maybe something like 100X100km/miles after seeing it mentioned here non stop like its something almost impossible. Also imperial century is just like 60km more so again nothing so impressive.
>>1323017>>1323012While civilized people use metrics they also don't try to redefine well established terms. For anyone that rides bikes as a hobby riding 100 miles isn't anything special. It's mostly newbie/fattie bait that exposes them for celebrating them like it's some sort of special feat.
>>1323012>>1323014>>1323017century is a century. its not a metric and it can be imperial or metric. its a personal best. im not going for bragging rights. fact is i have been riding mountain bikes recreationally for 20 years and only got a mid range road bike and and cleats and started testing my endurance in late 2017. 20km, 40km, 60km there are few knowledgeable people on /n/ that have been spot on with the rate it it takes to build endurance depending on you attitude / health. Thats all im gonna say.
went for a sunday cruise to test out some fit changes. i'm moving from lower saddle set farther back, to higher saddle set farther forward. not sure which i prefer yet. had a near miss with someone's stupid little doggo, which they let run into the bike lane on one of those extendable leashes. the responsible dog owner started screaming at me, my fault of course. on the way back, i stopped by the shop i like to pick up a fun bottle, pic related.
>>1323021I just thought it can have some other memetic meaning that i am not aware of.Here i just got back from little ride with my spawn.
>>1323183wholesome post, good parenting
>>1320886Bacon you marvelous shitposter how you doing
>>1323183I have a pal that eats at the place i work and is always with his wife and two sons, almost everyday they cruise along on their bikes and on the weekends they do some big ride (his sons are kids on bmxs and him and his wife are on entry level mtbs). Dads like that are the best, good job anonI went to visit a friend of mine who broke his elbow and brought him some beers
>>1320836>never once did I notice the pen of bison.Turns out I had my Brooks saddle much too far forwardwas your saddle pressing your optical nerves? time to move to prostatic, man.
automn has been, til now, warm and rainy, wich is most unusual. many of the rural roads i ride daily are swamped and impracticable.every thing is green and lucious, weather is turning crazier each year.on the other hand, the dryer roads are just wet enough so no mud and i don't have to breath dust like a camel, as it used to happen in autumn.
>>1323183>>1323293damn. i wish my son liked riding as i do. i introduced him to bikes since he was a baby, but he never enjoyed them.we have a great relationship (he's 13 now) and lots of fun when it turns to books, movies, history, art, etc (and he's brilliant in those fields), but he hates every physical activity and outdoors.
>>1323293It is ambiguous if they are his wife’s sons
>>1322890veryclose,,,thetreasure,isonions.,,,,fallow covercrop,prep forhemp.,pic>antenna farm.,,original home to KSVL.
>>1323368What do you think of my bike photography
Ran over my neighbors dog yesterday, the fucker. The bike was unharmed and so was the dog as it hit it in the meaty center part.
>>1323480Fun fact: In Germany, old school 18-20mm tires are sometimes called "dachshund cutters".
>>1323483that's great.We call those memey wheels with the big gaps in them between spokes Squirrel Killers.And I should clarify I didn't fully run it over. I made contact with the dog with the front wheel but didn't run it over.And worth noting it was a wiener dog, the stupidest of all yippy yappy dogs.
>>1323187Thank you very much.>>1323293And thank you too.>>1323324You can notice that it is a little too pale blue for normal males. I have a female and she is just active most of the times she is the one who pushes me to go riding with her or playing with ball or whatever so i am lucky in that way.
>>1323456Not him but, looks like a lot of rust.
>>1323630careful he might be a stabbin' hobo not a signing' hobo
First real ride of the year, loving it.
>>1323756its funny how nice shitty peugeots look i almost want one
another ride another flat tyre another 5 mile walk home ;_;
>>1323776What tire and tube?I'm 1 year and 6 month in with no flats and i ride 5 times a week. gp 4000ii and schwalbe tubes.
>>1323794how do you reach the handlebars? at that age i couldn't even walk properly
>>1323797>at that age i couldn't even walk properlyShouldve rode a bicycle
>>1323776Either your tires are shot to shit, or you are running racing tires, or you commute through the ghetto on Sunday mornings, or you need to get a decent pump and put some more pressure in.
>>1323761Its a heavy bike, but i find very ergonomically comfortable. It gets the job done for cheap!
>>1323810It would weigh half that if you removed that lock.Also, pls use orange bar tape and get a different saddle.
>>1323854How am I supposed to lock my bike then bud. I have the OG saddle, but the specialized is a lot nicer and more durable.
>>1323862Try the kryptonite mini one
Did my typical work routine, visited Brompton Junction to set up a appointment to get my chain and cogs replaced.
>>1323946While I was waiting to set up my appointment this fella rolls up with a interesting looking Brompton.
>>1323947The citi bike normies are out in full force. Barreling down the 1st & 2nd avenue disregarding the safety of others.
>>1323950citibike membership should include a hollowpoint to the face
Lots of bike stuff arriving in the mail the past few days. My new tubes finally arrived from CRC after 3 friggin weeks. New HR soft strap to replace one that died last week after many years, ANT+ transmitter is still working fine after nearly 9 years.Some Pearl Izumi sun sleeves for arms and legs. I had some rockbros leg sleeves but they were too thick for warm days and my legs were baking already this year. I had some Bontrager hivis arm sleeves but they quickly faded to a shitty yellow color. The sleeves make it so much easier to get ready for a daytime ride. Anything over a UV index of 4 and I burn in 45 minutes without sunscreen. Even with a UV index of 3 a 2 hour ride without sunscreen is out of the question. I tried some long sleeve jerseys but they are too warm.
>>1323950Funny as fuckin hell that they had to mothball their ebike fleet because idiots were grabbing handfuls of dick breks and launching their sorry asses over the handlebars. Tells you everything about the skill levels of dumb cunts get on ebikes.I've heard that the normal citibikes ate getting vandalized by urban yoofs so that's a fuckin thing
Drove to San Francisco today for a group ride. Found descent parking, ended up being 10 minutes late once I got to the meet up location. Ended up loitering around golden gate Park and ended up smoking with a city worker. After riding around for a little bit I found the group and ended up meeting some dude who I rode with on occasion as a teenager. Rode around after, had lunch then stopped by a local shop. Ended up having an impromptu interview for a mechanic interview. Pay was descent.It was a pretty spontaneous day
>>1324002Sounds nice a/n/on kun. Enjoy such days.
>>1324002>driving to ride a bike
>>1323950At least they took the ebikes out of service. Those things were a menace
>>1324133i wish we could do something about the delivery guys on ebikes. all the bleeding heart liberals are yelling about the nypd confiscating their shit. they ride with no regard for others and are generally a hazard to everyone.
>>1324135Delivery guys are the only guys who should have e-bikes. I live on top of a 300 foot hill, and I'm on the 4th floor of a walkup, I don't expect an underfed Guatemalan without papers to manually pedal a 40 pound BSO up that hill six times an hour and then climb my buliding after that while getting hassled by ICE, NYPD, and hateful greyheads who think they should somehow get deliveries without humans delivering their deliveries.Take your face out of your phone when you're walking, oddly enough that seems to sort out most of the problems with delivery guys just coming "out of nowhere".You know who DOESN'T need an e-bike? A 25 year old tech douche commuting from 13th and 3rd to 16th and 9th.
>>1324136the few times i get delivery, i meet my guy downstairs. it's not as much about the ebike as it is about the shite riding behavior. tearing up the sidewalk, wrong way down the bikelane, passing obscenely close, etc is what bothers me.
>>1324141>tearing up the sidewalkThey do ride on the sidewalk which is a faux pas, but they're never going very fast. What gets people is that they're not looking for a bike. I understand that, but you should not be texting while walking anyway. There's dog shit, there's open holes in the ground, there are other hazards. Just like how you wouldn't drive without assuming there's going to be jaywalkers.>wrong way down the bikelane,This is almost 100% a citi bike thing>passing obscenely closeSituational awareness. People will pass close whether on an ebike or not. Sometimes it's safe sometimes not. This is not unique to ebikes, usually I'm the one passing them because of the throttle limiters.
>>1323950>chad bike renters vs. virgin bike ownershow will /n/ ever recover
>>1324143are you larping right now? there is literally never a day, whether i'm riding or walking, that i don't get buzzed by a delivery guy on the sidewalk or bike lane, or deal with them salmoning. having situational awareness doesn't stop the poor behavior of others.
>>1324147Yes, anyone who has situational awareness is larpingI’m not defending rule breaking, I’m simply not on board with this moral panic over delivery guys. And if the city takes draconian measures to discourage such behavior it should be to eliminate the incentives to break the rules, like fining the business owner instead of stealing the property of some guy on sub minimum wage
>>1324162they're all illegal immigrants if you are talking SF or NY my opinion is Fuck the Doomed, GTFO.
>>1324143>you should not be texting while walking anyway.I hope you are 40+ with that attitude.>>1323982>I've heard that the normal citibikes ate getting vandalized by urban yoofs so that's a fuckin thing^ This guy hasn't heard the legend of the infamous Soviet Peasant Ching Chong bike tour
>>1324002>>1324002casual group rides are the best
How do you even adjust the saddle properly?How should the weight distribution between the saddle and the handlebars be?
>>1324162again, situational awareness does not solve others' behavioral problems, and you literally are defending their rule breaking by implying just "being aware" makes every problem go away.
>>1324171Saddle adjustment is tricky, but there is a bunch of info online showing how to do it. You should have a measuring tape and level. A plumb bob is also helpful for checking knee position relative to pedal axle.Something for checking knee angle at maximum extension is also helpful. Probably the easiest way to check that is to setup a camera to your side and then use a piece of software to check the angle, though it can be a little challenging if you don't have a trainer.When setting up a fit, get the saddle in the right position then move the bars if needed. Don't move the saddle to accommodate the bar position.
>>1324165Yes, I am 40+. Your phone is rotting your brain>>1324184>muh rules>dere oughtta be a law>*clutches pearls*Maybe NYC is not for you?
>>1324193even strava, grandpa?
>>1324193the projection is strong with this one.
>>1324196>using your phone as a bike computerAbsolutely disgusting
>>1324193>Your phone is rotting your brainLmao imagine being this salty of the new generation >Everything was better in the past!
>>1324211Phones and social media are rotting your brainI'm not saying phones are bad thoit always depends on how the tool is used
>>1324132The fuck when it was cheaper driving before traffic hour compared to taking Bart/Caltrain.
>>1324258>social mediayes>phonesnoRemove social media from your phone and you will use it less anyway so its a win win.
>>1323994Montreal, Lachine Canal
>>1324370Felt pretty good.
>>1324370beautiful. i live in the middle of an eternal plain, that goes from dusty desert to muddy swamp in a day. today was dusty level 4. i ride rural roads, some are swamped and is a lot like riding in mocha creme, while in others the 10cm deep layer of light dust feels like riding in flour or very fresh snow.
Rode around for work, got a new chain and sprocket put on my bike.
>>1324555The ride back was foggy and very comfy. Got some chill vaporwave vibes heading home.
The cherry blossoms are history, it's beginning to get humid and the tree canopy is filling out -- UV prtoection further up the hill. No train this time.
>>1324596dat Panasonic bike, pure sex>>1324558looks like Zurich
>>1324556Looks comfy but i prefer a little sun. Here i am again riding to some playground with my little one.
>>1324863We typically get more sun towards the end of spring.
On my way home for work I almost ate shit due to a bullshit pot hole. I should start to wear my helmet more.
This was the pot hole that goofed me up.
I dusted my self off and continued to the closed path.
The path cuts through a rail line.
After taking some comfy pictures, I got my self a burger and went home to shit post.
>>1325044>>1325046Brompton being more unstable, than a kick scooter proved. I would drive over that piece of shit pothole no problem. It has smooth edges, enough for 8 inch PU wheel with low center of gravity
>>1325051This is an awesome picture, and the pedestrian-scale rail flashers are cute. It's hard to tell from the picture, are all the gate segments motorized to swing open/closed when a train comes by?
>>1325074Out of the nearly 2500+ miles I put on this thing this is the first time this happened. As someone who has used a kick scooter and a Brompton, the Brompton is much more stable.>>1325074I believe there is some motorized/automated process in which they open and close.
>>1325069larper detected. also tf is that comma placement.
I saw a guy rolling with a second bike beside him today. I glanced at the bike as I rode past and it was your typical Mongoose piece of shit and was missing the saddle. He probably didn't steal it himself, just found it abandoned. Lots of unlocked bikes from back yards get stolen, rode for a bit and then get dumped (or tossed in the creek).
The Fred barrier?
>>1325161I spotted these at a vending machine stop near the top of the hill...
>>1325161There was a group on Nagagawa machines, all neat.
I went to put my slicks back on for tomorrow but I noticed the outer rubber was starting to peel on the rear. For some reason I thought I hadn't done that much riding on them last year, but when I checked my ride log I had gone nearly 7,000 km from the point I put them on, so I guess they held up ok. So for tomorrows ride, a slick in the back and cross tire in the front.
>>1324436holy smokes did it eat you
>>1325092How deep was this pothole?I have many potholes, I will try.
>>1325698About 5-6 inches deep, to be fair it was user error.
Daily Autism Shit Post. Theme: drinking wine on a bike path.
Bike paths & Wine are enjoyed best with friends.
Stopped by the Brompton junction to conduct some business.
Posh racing Brompton, hmmm
After we were done at the brompton junction, we bought some over priced cookies and made our way back to the trail.
Time for CUP ANTICS!!!
We were enjoying the foggy chilly NY night with some wine and vapor wave.
Comfy shot from the park.
Yesterdays ride.Probably not very impressive, I'm kinda slow right now, but I'll post it anyway.
Ok, which one?
>>1325847Between me and the hills - Arashiyama . This is nothing, during peak cherry blossom and peak autumn leaves times it's much much worse, it's get off the bike and push. Go with the flow, there's no point in being a dick and tourists are, essentially, paying customers and without them the infrastructure wouldn't survive. For the greater part of the year it's a quiet. relaxed ride -- a rest before the hills. I could miss the super busy times but what I like is listening -- Chinese, German, American, French, Australian, Italian, Korean, British, many I don't recognise... maybe even norks. Go with the flow.
>>1325847A bit away from the main tourist drag tourists thin out both numerically and in their dimensions. This year has been cool, I've come across a number of visitors who have walked beyond the confines of the tourism industry and into the hills. This is where the city stops.
>>1325847When I say "stops" that's exactly what happens, turn the corner and (apart from someone having a bit of chill out mobe fondling time) it's into, er, the hills.
>>1325847A bit later (on the way home at the top of the hill). Yeah, the electric fence seems a bit high to be a moonlight gardener deterrent. Maybe there are other things here.
>>13257196 inches deep... Well, that is a lot. Not sure about scooter, but normal bicycle wouldn't kick MCAS in.
Phoned for a pickup today for the first time in a while. Started a 200 but about 50 km in the other guy indicated he was only going as far as our 80 km rest stop and would arrange a pickup.I decided to ride an alternate route back instead of completing the 200 route. But the wind was gusting to 50 km/h well above what I was expecting. Only being 7C made the wind extra miserable. After fighting the wind for 1.5 hours, I arranged for a pickup in an hour at the spot where the last 35 km would be directly into the wind. So I ended up with 160.
>>1323756lol I can see my work in that pic
>>1325740wallpaper tier, saved
>>1326127there's no way you're as retarded as you present yourself when you can compose photographs this well.
>>1326709whatyoumean,,,Thanks',,,youfool,tryharder!,,complete Moronis achevable ifyou realytry.,,,Americas motto,,,"No more Thinking."
>>1326655I thought the same, lol.
visiting buenos aires many years after moving to a quiet small rural city in argentina. brought my bike with me, did some comfy rainy night rides with some friends.
>>1326655Someone seems to have cracked his tripThat or the split personality disorder is really coming to the fore
>That feel of exhaustion and wanting to sleep after pushing yourself really hard on a rideHopefully it means I'm making aerobic gains, not that I pushed myself too hard.
Also someone's horse took a shit on the MUP. Fuck off, horseladies!
>>1326876The geese stand on the MUP in the mornings to warm their feet and leave tiny green logs all over it.
>>1326876>group of lesbos buy a horse as a meat dildo>won't even clean up its shit when they take it for a walkso tiresome
>>1326773I've always thought of him as being a mostly sane slam poet doing that Longmire thang.
>>1320833Was feeling very lazy today. I took a pretty short ride.
Night riding because it's 70 degrees out
>>1326761This looks comfy, I though about visiting. How bike friendly is Argentina?
took an hour long midnight ride yesterday with my shitty front light. the frogs are outrageous. I also need a stronger light.
>>1327412fuck that you need better eyesight or a nightvision rig
>>1327337>How bike friendly is Argentina?buenos aires is total transit chaos, which is awful but at the same tiem, a real opportunity for agile bikes. there are more and more bikepaths these days, but most of them are retardedly planned and executed (not to mention the huge secret slices builders and politics take from the budget), and there's the usual stupid motorbike or mother with a stroller circulating, so be careful.but the people is now more confident and you can see many times more bikers now than 5-6 years ago, and drivers are more used to them too. there are also all the local versions of the usual biking fauna: fixie hipsters, freds, delivery guys, casuals and fanatics, etc.the city is flat as a billiard table, but mtb's are very common, and really useful since there are LOTS of potholes.there's a nice public bike system growing in buenos aires, that's not perfect but it works ok.the rest of the big cities, beeing considerably smaller, are more bikeable, and most of them are pretty flat so commuting is kind of easy.of course in each city there are red zones that i'd absolutely avoid to cross with an even slightly flashy bike, you may probably be robbed, but this zones are easily identified, anyone can tell you where not to go.as for the rest of the country, is pretty safe and people is usually kind and eager to help a cyclist. i've biketoured many places and knew a lot of foreign bike travellers that love the country. many intercity roads have no shoulder, though, or they are in awful conditions, so travelling is not always easy.
>>1327702considerate, well written.informative/10, would ride BA because of this write-up
>>1327712Not him but I've been to Bariloche and it was great, lots of campaigning towards bike/car respect, low speed limits and gorgeous rolling terrain. Definitely recommend it.
>>1327712thanks, anon! i don't live there anymore but would ride BA with you.>>1327728yeah, andean patagonia is beautiful and definetily bikefriendly, specially from late spring to early autumn. and distances between towns or campsites are not too long so is great for biketouring/packing. scenery is incredible.i've toured also coastal patagonia, wich is beautiful but extremely harsh, a coastal desert vast, windy and dry as mars.also the northwest of argentina, that goes from high altitude desertic plains (the puna), to astounding mountain ranges with rock formations from other planets, to low mountains wet forest in a matter of a few km. very difficult climbs, harsh weather, but definetely a must.ther goes a pic of the coast of patagonia and some others of the puna and Calilegua National Park
Went for a nice 20 mile ride with a bmx bro yesterday. It was comfy.
Stopped at Rapha to grab some coffee and to catch up on some work/shitposting.
After shitting up Rapha, I rode towards the northern tip of the island.
The ride back was a bit hectic. Normies are starting to commute via bike again, clogging up the paths.
If I had $1 for every time a normie tries to cat6 me I would have enough to buy myself a nice meal or two at the end of the week.
Ended the day with some shopping at Target, got a pillow, dried peaches,and some wine recommended to me by a friend.
>>1326087>>1326124Thank you! >>1326345Thanks, hope you enjoy it!
>>1324144renting is never better than owning
anyone go on night rides? I'm awake weird hours lately but kinda wanna go out for a ride. it's a little after midnight here.
>>1325740do you have a speaker with you to play music?
>>1326701why are their faces covered? this feels like some nightmare shit
>>1328024bugsweetears.,,,waves of bugs.,todays blast is little orange butterflys.
>>1328024it's called a fly mask they can see out of it. it is to prevent them from their eyes being bitten by flies. Normies always call animal control on the fly masks and they have to tell them.
>>1326897I don't think I've seen this bike posted beforeI like it
>>1328023I don't but my /n/ bro has one.
I fell :^(
>>1328299u good senpai?
>>1328305im good, pham. just scraped my left hand and my lip. i appreciate u asking, pham
>>1328299It only makes you strongerToday i decided to roll up to the closed highway to city acess and take photos on the middle of the road freely
>>1328309>phamI regret it already
>>1328369not him butto be fair, your use of "u good?" opened the door to "pham."
about 40 miles of mixed surface riding with a bit of mud. the tiny bugs are out already, came back with a shit ton of them stuck to my arms.
>>1328398hey I have that thermos, used to sneak it into chiefs games back before they started getting handsy. Surly makes a color for their Long Haul Trucker that is that exact color called "Grandpa's Thermos"
Multi modal commutes are fun. (1/4)
Went for a comfy ride after work. (2/4)
For some reason I find comfort in industrial areas of cities. (3/4)
Got a burger & fries on the way home, made use of the rack on my bike. (4/4)
>>1328508>>1328512Where is this? It's the dystopian kind of comfy. I like it. I took my bike on the train with me for the first time on saturday night. Went to a party in a city nearby. Their public transport is shit and I didn't want to walk through the freezing rain for 20 minutes. I shouldn't have bought a ticket for the bike because they never even checked for that.
>>1328647The outskirts of NYC, I live in Manhattan but ,I commute to the outer boroughs for work and pleasure.
i think that i finally learned how to use the derailer gears.. went from ~25kmh with lots of effort to ~30kmh with barely any. hopefully i can also start doing more than 50km rides now.. it used to be the max distance that i could do because it started feeling so uncomfortable when the gears werent right.
>>1323456Its shit, what potato did you use to take this?
>>1329488Comfy pics, what do you use to take the pictures?
found a nice wildflower meadow in the woods while gravel riding on my road bike today
First post on /n/. I'm spending this beautiful day off inawoods carving out a trail. It'll be a wide downhill arc that comes out right in my back yard. Lots of tricky little drops and junps. I also saw some turkey vultures circling the hill, no doubt in anticipation of a gnarly bail.
>>1329579Iphone.,,seemsok,want BIG lense.
Took a trip to Oregon coast yesterday. Very hot and sunny. Sorry for potato photo. After relaxing on the beach we decided to try some "gravel" riding on local fire roads. Black bike (mine) flew through it, although yellow bike had a pretty hard time. Overall pretty successful day.
>>1320833YOUR SHIT'S WEAK PLUS YOUR MEMES ARE GAY
Scouting routes for visitors next month... Closed until October...
>>1330269Obvious reasons, oh well... plan B, there's always a plan B.
>>1330269... which involved looping around, over a bridge and along, oh... select random location time.
Anyone used tried their products, they're pretty expensive for the amount you get.I usually use Science in Sport products but after years of using them their UK store still has way more selection than the US store so I'm gonna use something else.I've also heard good things about Skratch but First seems to have better reviews.
>>1320833Did some indoor training for the first time since I got my road bike and actually quite enjoyed it. The spin bike felt pretty close to my roadbike once I set it up a bit more aggressively. If I do it again should I go use the spin bike or regular exercise bikes ?
>>1330476I did a group metric century recently, but didn't make any friends. Am I a loser?
I did 320 km Saturday on my new saddle. The weather wasn't great this week so I didn't get as many rides in on it as I had hoped before the long one. After the last ride I made an adjustment but didn't do a ride after it. Then during Saturday's ride I made another adjustment.At the end of the ride my neck was pretty sore and the saddle was causing some uncomfortable pressure points. Part of that might have been the 30 gusting to 40 km/h wind for 6 hours.Checking the saddle this evening I saw that it was nose down a little, so after fixing that I'll try it a while longer to see if it is going to work. If any further forward adjustment is needed at all it won't work since I'm out of adjustment room on a zero setback post.Not the greatest weather for that ride. It was 2C in the morning, got up to around 12 which with the wind wasn't at all warm, then dropped back to 2C by the time we finished.Strong winds always mess up my mental planning for how much food / water I need for each leg of the ride. A 54 km relatively flat stretch took 3 hours going directly into the wind.When we got to the spot where we were going to turn down wind, it died away to nothing. But that was still a definite improvement.
>>1330729>metric centurylmao that's barely leaving the house
(1/3)Went on a comfy ride this weekend with a fellow /n/ bro.
>>1330882(2/3)Stopped by the restaurant on the bike path. The food is good and the atmosphere is pretty good.
>>1330885(3/3)Saw this interesting hobo bike.
>>1330887that's some hardcore bike touring.yesterday i did a comfy 30km under the autumn sun through almost abandoned rural roads to a quiet spot on the river. fruit, water and a short nap, and 30km back home.
>>1330891Looks nice. I did also 30km but it had a lot of climbing. Here i am in the middle of the trip.
>>1330909it´s nice but kind of boring as a landscape, and as a biking route.. thousends of km of plain basedbean fields.... there's no more than 7m altitude difference between my start and my finish.
i've started demoing hardtails to see where i want to drop my $. this was saturday. 800mm handlebars sucked through the tight sections in the redwoods. next one won't be until next week after the rain.
>>1330918Well here i complain about elevation but i assume it is pretty boring if its only flat. The weekend before this i saw some competition taking place near me and decided to try and see if i will be able to finish the course. It was like 1000m elevation in 18-20km i did it far behind the cyclists but at least i did it i am quite happy. Here is the finish with some flags. That is 1800m height. Its called Dolcini cup climb of Vitosha or something.
>>1330909Me again let me see if 4chinz will let me paste a link to the race.www mapmyride com/routes/view/2373269890
cant ride until my bike is fixed up, feels shitty but it's motivating me to get it done.
>>1330943Nice! I'll have the balls someday to join random races.
>>1330956In truth i did not join them i just used the same road cause it was closed for cars but with bike nobody will tell you not to ride among the cyclists. I started 30min earlier and they passed me almost all the time and like 5km before the finish some over 60 guy who was the last competitor passed me with the police car after him.
>>1330995congrats on the spirit! i ride mostly alone, my experiences with groups were all pretty annoying and racing or competing in any kind of sport is something that i don´t care at all. i mean, i did it some times, but only for the training that i gained, i find competition per se boring, nor victory nor defeat shakes a hair in my non shaved calves.>some over 60 guy who was the last competitor passed me with the police car after him.i once made a group ride through some sierras close to where i live, 2 days of pretty steep climbs and rocky descents.and there was this big old guy, 70 years old, dressed like my grandpa going to church in summer, with a striped buttoned shirt, this almost formal chinos shorts (ironed and creased) and wearing brown polished leather slacks that beated almost all of us without loosing breath.
>>1320833Recent ride, 1400m from sea level, literally, boiling hot on the beach, frosty on the altitude.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuboPbLhzlU
>>1331033Get a 360° camera like the ricoh theta s so you don't have to pan all the time
>Went out for a ride>Somehow got a flat>No worries I'll just patch this up>When I moved I removed the CO2 cylinders from my bag>Realized I never replaced them>Had to call and Uber>Got home and found one of my tires literally split on the sidewall (Michelin Pro 4 Endurance)>Planned to get an overhaul done on my bike anyway and will now have to buy new tires>Feel like a dear family member got seriously injuredWhat the fuck bros, I love cycling but I didn't think it ran this deep.On a side note, these tires haven't seen but a few hundred miles, maybe more I don't remember when exactly I replaced them but how the fuck does this even happen?
>>1331071Do you bring goodies to share with them or do they just naturally come that close?
Rainy shit weather all day. Some fuck put this outside the poor thing.
>>1331115probably from shoving your bike into an uber
Went to Rapha to finish up some work/shitpost. >tfw the group ride gets pushed back to next week.
Rapha now carries fancy bromptons.
Saw some cool shit on the way home.
One of these fuckers hissed at me and gave me a dirty look.
>>1320833Yesterday's ride, combined. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJyEZa9uXE&feature=youtu.be
>>1331364looks like a peppermint
>>1331424gorgeous spot. looks a lot like some nice places in andean patagonia.i wish the music was in your headphones, not blasting through a speaker.
pics from a cozy night ride a couple of days ago.a rare warm autumn night roundtrip from my house to a park by the river, crossing to the neighbour city to a friend's house for some serious asado, weed and red wine. splendid evening.luckily all the way back home was through parks and deserted bikepaths, because i could barely keep my balance.
>>1331149that's what the 'stolen' apples are for
>>1331149>>1331715>getting close to bacon rider without him offering sweetsBitch Please....
The city starts just over the hill.
>>1331363I am beginning to understand why so many husky freds are seen in Rapha kit
>>1331761why is that?
>>1331776Just look at the decor, they're not just selling overpriced clothes to people with more money than sense, they're selling an *experience*
>>1331782i go to rapha pretty often, and own some of their clothing. some is overpriced, most of it is on par with other brands. ThE ExPeRiEnCe is definitely a thing - a lot of the time i'm in there, the crowd is mostly people treating it as a bike themed coffee shop, nothing more.
Went for a 4am ride today to cover one of the last roads in the city that I have never been down. One more early ride on a weekend and I'll have covered pretty much everything that can be ridden.I'm thinking about ordering some parts to add dynamo lighting to my touring bike. Its annoying carrying enough batteries for overnight rides, and the runtime for tail lights is pretty short when set to solid. A few guys I ride with have them and they are crazy bright. Its a bit distracting when they are behind me with the shadows cast by my legs creating dark spots in front of me.This little bike that Orange Velo just put up for pre-order is rather cute. I saw it when looking for a headlight bracket.
>>1324555hope you didnt pay for the chain job and replaced it yourself, you richfag. Dont mind me I am just jelous of your bike
>>1331840I paid for the chain job and to have the cogs replaced. Compared to many other NYC bike shops the prices are reasonable, I only paid $62.64 for the job. You don't need to be a rich fag to have your bike worked on.
>>1331855what’s it like having your bicycle molested by another man?
Got out on the Purple People Eater and hit the local gravel roads for some sikk skidz.
>>1331856feels pretty good desu, I typically wait at rapha or go shopping. found a cool boutique that produces limited production shirts.
>>1331861husky fred taking the cuckpill epic
>>1331875is that like bad? I would probably spend about north of $100 at other places.
>>1331862>implying I'm husky or out of shapethe projection is real.
>>1331880That’s not a bad price. Sounds about right for parts, tax, and labor.
>>1331884Post your legs then
>>1331782That's been the Rapha brand since day 1. Generic "classy" Chinese spandex for NPCs sold via grainy photos of real cool dudes grinding through 5-mile epics
>>1331901To be fair I only go there for the atmosphere, bakes goods, casual group rides and the ability to leave my bike inside, I like a few pieces they produce. The NY based company search and state makes some very nice gear, I plan on buying my summer gear from them soon.link:https://searchandstate.com/
>>1331936lmao that clothing company is like Rapha after it got its DDS
>>1331960HYPER DENTIST Can't wait for the summer shit to drop. Im going to snag up a few pairs of shorts and a nice jacket
>>1331974....that wasn't a compliment.
>>1327915>>1327925I'm not one of your haters, but I do notice you always have your bike folded or whatever. What does it look like unfolded?
>>1331831that bike looks super fun to ride
>>1331831I ordered a Shutter Precision PV-8 hub and an Edelux II headlight from Germany. I already have a spare Mavic A719 rim and just need to get some spokes before the hub arrives.I did another 4 am ride today and only have about 500 meters of roads left until I've covered the entire city. I'll go do those on Sunday since I've got another 300 km brevet tomorrow.While riding this morning at 2C my battery headlight only ran 1.5 hours before it gave me the low power warning, so for tomorrow I'm going to bring the extension cable so I can keep the battery in my jacket pocket.
>>1320833I just became aware of a new Strava Powered site for gamifying my OCD need to ride every road. It tracks the number of unique miles you've ridden and gives you a percentage of completion.https://wandrer.earth
>>1332123This is what it looks like unfolded. I can carry a surprising amount of stuff on it. If you ever get a chase, I would definitely take one out on a test ride.
>>1332782Is there a chance to extract the data locally?If you take that for a serious life challange it would suck a lot when they shutdown the server in 5 years.But pretty cool idea
>>1332850On Strava you can do a bulk export of your gpx files. I keep a folder of them on my computer and save the current one after every ride. There are various applications you can use to view all your gpx files at once offline. But the various statistical stuff would be difficult to recreate.
>>1332842>no freedom beyond this point
Finally got my bike up and running and pumped the tires and took her for a ride for the first time in 6 months today. Just finished school and now have time to get back to other shit, can’t wait to get back into riding.
>>1332912Horned ponies, quite a scene >>1332909Posting in the daily run thread.Did 8.1 miles in 46:04
>>1332918running is dumb as fuck lmao
>>1332919I bet you're bad at it
>>1332920yeah that's why i'm on an AIM chatroom that's partly focused on cycling
Weather for tomorrow's 300 is looking every bit as shitty as the last 2 brevets this season. The only up side is that the 30 gusting to 50 km/h wind is east and 2/3 of the route is straight north / south. Though a solid side wind means leaning the entire time, and the gusts make it hard to ride a straight line. Drafting is also a challenge. Maybe we'll come to the consensus tomorrow morning that we better off going back to bed.
>>1332778I feel like I should know where this is.
>>1331488Thanks, this is the intro to the full trip
>>1333208I mean it's not impossible to tell the location from the picture
My weight is the lowest its been in 2 years. I can probably thank the mediocre May weather for that. Its been windy and hasn't really warmed up, so most of my rides have been 2-2.5 hrs. At that length its not long enough that I need to eat anything on the ride and I often end up skipping lunch as I'm rarely hungry after a ride.
>Dropped off bike on Wed at LBS for an overhaul>They initially told me it would take a day or two>They said it would be done Mon when I actually drop it off>Can think of nothing but how much I want to rideI JUST WANNA FUCKING RIDE AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
>>1333348this is why n+1
God must be looking down on me
>>1333511I'm pretty sure God is completely ignoring you
Today was a good Day even though i only went for a pretty short ride.
The baby geese have sprouted. Should be warm enough most of this week I can ride with just a jersey. I've had to wear a jacket nearly ever ride so far in May. While out riding today I covered last road in the city that I hadn't ridden. The snooty condo owners felt they needed to gated off from the riffraff, so I waited a few minutes until someone drove out so I could slip in.
I love my Brooks saddles but they can be a real figurative pain in the ass. I tightened up the laces on 2 of them last week. I could never get the laces good and snug before putting the saddle on the post and clear the clamp. So I pulled out the post and tightened the laces while the saddle was attached. After the tightening I had to lower the seat posts over 1/4 inch from their original taped position to get the same fit.