Christmas is coming edition.>slow ride stat posting>pic sharing>general bitchingOld thread: >>1723245
The uphill part was sluggish, but on the good side I I bullied cars on the twisties while goind down.
>>1739625How far have you all gone this year in total? I'm only at 2100 miles which is pretty lame, i had a rough year though. I'm going to try and get to 2500 by the end of the year
Currently at 6,735 miles so this will be my lowest distance in about 6 years. I couldn't get into rides over 3 hours this year.
Snow has covered the salt again
What do you guys wear when riding in the cold?I'm using a windbreaker but I'm constantly either hot and sweating or cold and still sweating, no matter how I adjust the layers underneath.I'm considering one of those jackets with a membrane on the front and a breathable back because right now riding just isn't any fun.
>>1739860you'll always sweat. the windbreaker probably isn't helping - i only use a shell if the wind is truly out of control or if its doing that awful wet snowdrizzle. i wear light or medium merino base layers top and bottom, wool socks, rapha pants or shorts, sweatshirt or flannel, wool gaitor, wool cycling cap with ear cover flap. this works for me down to just below 40 freedom units, for spirited riding or just commuting. freezing and colder than that, im just commuting so i'll wear a construction flagger jacket unzipped and just toodle along to keep from sweating.
>>1739860some decathlon jacket. it just werks.
>>1739688I started riding only this year after summer since I purchased my first bike since I was a kid.I managed to do around 800 km without commuting with it and I'm really enjoyng the experience.
>>1739860look for a windbreaker with "pit zips", zippers on the armpit area. unzip them when you warm up and it allows heat to escape and some air circulation but the direct, cold wind can't get in.also, I wear a tight, synthetic base layer like a compression tank top which allows sweat to wick off your body instead of drowning you in sweat like a cotton tank. I wear one or two layers in between which I tuck into my pants and then untuck when I get hot. the layer can be a button-up or zip up, undo the collar and on down to blast your front with cool air if iunno maybe that's obvious but that's what I do.
I got hit by a car 3 weeks agoI'm fine now, and I cycled 10 miles to work this morning, but I'm terrified of cycling back at nightWish me luck bros
>>1739860>I'm considering one of those jackets with a membrane on the front and a breathable back My rapha core winter jacket has this and it works extremely well, I’ve worn it in temps from 25-45 and it’s been great. Definitely more of a roadie styled piece though.
>>1739860I wear a Gore Windstopper jacket with a different base layer under it depending on the temperature and expected exertion level. Much of the time its just a really thin base. I like 1/4 zip base layers with a high neck, helpful to avoid a gap when using a balaclava.My stomach gets colder than the rest of my upper body while riding so I wrap a scarf around it rather then adding an entire extra layer which would just make me sweat more.My first winter riding I wore a non-breathing windbreaker on a ride and ended up completely drenched with sweat.
Weather is quite cold here now, around -20C but still went for a ride in the forest and did a little test on a frozen lake.I'm kind of a afraid of cycling across the lake or going on the sea as it hasn't been that cold for more than a day yet, but maybe in the weekend I'll try cycling over the frozen lake.In terms of gear I think I really need a balaclava and thick wollen socks as my face and toes froze but otherwise it was bretty gut.
Guy came down a hill in front of me, turned onto the the path and promptly fell down. I'm pretty sure he didn't have studs.I'm becoming jaded to witnessing this sort of thing. When I stop to ask if they're alright, they all seem surprised that snow and ice is slippery.
Oh man. Its supposed to rain Today until Friday so planning my rides is gonna be interesting
>>1739840thanks, anon. some new bags came in the mail today!
>>1740022Same here. Tomorrow is also a bank holiday and is constantly raining all day with temperatures around 5 CFuck Im gonna try to do a sprint under the rain to push a bit my muscles at least.
>>1740365I think today and tomorrow I'm gonna add one extra set to eat of my lifts. Since the rain's gonna be heaviest today and tomorrow.
Nice 36° twilight spin. 5 miles at 16.5mph, feels like I'm dying, what I deserve for not riding all week.
Warmest up to -5°C today so took a quick rip downtown to do some shopping.
>>1739747I am unbelievably envious of your existence.
>>1740328>>1740329fuck yea. swift bags are nice.so i built up picrel a week ago and i'm still dialing in the fit after days of commuting on it; it's getting a little tiresome. otherwise all the quirks have been shaken out. the ride quality is great, very yachty and smooth. these amber running lights feel V E H I C U L A R to me and i kinda like it. might get another set for the back.
>>1739915part of the job, you'll bounce back
I ride le bicycle
Disgusting headwinds today made it brutal. Also I nearly got taken out by a guy taking a corner way too fast and going wide
>>1741451are u the guy in canbera
>>1741454Yes. I've been following the cycle routes around Canberra and slowly increasing my distance.
>>1741467It is but its ideal for me since I wanna live urban but loathe Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney
Halfway through my ride i went and saw a Christmas light display one street in my city does every year. Was pretty fun, there was a brass band playing
>>1741498You're gay ;_;
>>1741502u want to ride the misty mountains with me next year anon?
>>1741503I would yes. I was planning on doing some hill climbing anyway once I got my new wheels.
>>1741472Merry Christmas, Bacon!
>>1741499>2 weeks till christmas>not a single christmas decoration on housesI feel a bit sad
Finally a fucking good sunny day.Also climbing in winter is better, less sweaty.
>>1741499>M A N G U S E AHoly bootleg bin Batman!
Went out for a few hours before it started melting.The sign on the right is a bit odd. The bottom text says UBE Burgers UDE Dawgs UPE Poutines. The acronyms stand for ultimate burger experience ... Kind of redundant.Can't get me some tendies yet.
>>1741698>Ultimate Boipucci Experience>Ultimate Dick Experience>Ultimate Pussy Experience
I made a pair of USB to barrel adapters to try with my heated gloves. 5V USB with the controller set to high generates a bit less heat than my 7.4V batteries set to low. I should be able to not even use the controller and just plug straight into the battery.A few days ago I was looking to buy an adapter but couldn't find one. Today I searched again and found one, I must have been a little off with my search terms. The non-hack ones are more compact and stronger since they are molded into a single piece of plastic. I would have ended up making a pair anyway since it will be a month or more before the ones from aliexpress arrive.
>>1741499checkedMe gusta su Mangusta, muy lindo y limpio.
>>1741510ok well I will still be posting here then, make a thread when you're ready (assuming borders are still open and you can get up here) and we will do a weekend on the misty mountains
>>1739843Based triple triangle haver
>>1741777Based trips getter
>>1739625Hows the raid on /o/ going sisters
>>1741449How is the journey to not being a fatass going anon?I see that you riced out your bike even more, so that's a good sign that you're still riding consistently, I'm assuming.
>>1741846its going very well thank you. I haven't weighed myself so I'm operating under the assumption that I'm still BMI 30.5 or thereabouts but I'm doing 110km a week. I tried the mountain yesterday however and I was physically not strong enough to get up it. I don't know if this is the additional weight of the rack, whether the bike shop has put the wrong cassette on or what. I will try again next weekend. thanks for keeping up with my posts anon
>>1741777>triple triangle>triple digitsit's official, we all have to go out and buy a GT
>>1741983You don't tell me what to do.
>>1741983Shame no one ever sold a quad triangle bike that also has elevated chainstays.
>>1741987I'm struggling to think of an advantage
>>1741987I want it
>>1742030>>1742031imagine the state of your legs lol, my triple triangle already batters my knees
>>1742033Why would a frame batter your knees?
>>1742073the seat stays sometimes hit my knees. the frame is a lot wider there. give a triple triangle a go if you get a chance they're really stiff but they have their idiosyncrasies
>>1741983It's not a GT, it's a Kelly's Comp 6000
>>1742033Your seat must be too far back, that's stupid and inefficient
>>1742085ride a triple triangle frame sometime you moron. it's a common idiosyncrasy
>>1741983I’ll post my GT because tripsPls no bully for the mongoose seat the picture is right after picking it up off of CL
>>1742087I'm the Kelly's owner, I know what a triple triangle frame feels like, don't call me a retard.My legs rarely touch the frame, but a lot higher up than my knees.Either your frame's geometry is much more different or you have knock knees
>>1742108you clearly are a retard
>>1742111>I bash my legs against my frame, but you are the retard!right
>>1741983Good Triangle ?>>1741996chain slap and chain suck is less of an issuealso no need to break chain ever if your into suntour
>>1742117I don't understand why people like you who know nothing about the subject st hand decide to post its just weird
>>1742030What is it? Can't read the remaining damaged decal.
Warm this evening stayed around -3C the entire ride so I was a little overdressed. I rode over to the fat bike trails and did a loop.
>>1742101Omg the cat rubbing his face on the pedal
Damn the knee arthoscopy takes me out for a month. So I bought my bike to the coast for nothing.But luckily when I return to Canberra I should be near 100% so I'll take pictures of Weston Creek and Belconnen when I go for a ride.
>>1742402That's the price you pay for kneeling on the cold hard floor sucking cocks, Zish.
>>1742443I wish I got that injury like that. Sounds more interesting than "I fucked up a front squat now I can't do much anymore"
>>1742393when I go to my aunt's place her cats always rub against my bike, sniff it all around and lick the pedalsbuggy ass tamagotchis
>>1742374You were supposed to do a flip, not a loop!
>>1739625My ride last night was nice at first but about halfway through if almost started raining but instead was just dew floating in the air instead which was worse really because I still got soaked but it wasn't like real rain that rolls off you. Was still kinda fun though. gp5ks are absolutely fantastic in the rain, i was impressed
it was in the 60s today. yeah, the planet is fucked, but it was nice to ride with no gloves. rode for 3 hours and got a feel for the new brakes i installed this week. i didn't realize how terrible the stock pads were because i didn't have anything to compare it to.
>>1743112When you'll try clipsless you will see even more difference.
>>1743119stfu if this clipless meme.
>>1743119fuck off faggot. clipless is the biggest larp
>>1743112I have a Sora grabble and using it for forest trails/mountain climbing as well. Regarding the brakes it is best to switch to TRP Hy-Roads, the difference between the mech-hydro vs full mech brakes is immense, you will have a much better time over the roots descending.It is the closest you get to actual hydro brakes without having to replace the entire groupset
>>1743119my pinned flats and fivetens give me plenty of grip and power for the riding i do. plus i can get off my bike and walk around. >>1743140ya they look nice. i just replaced the rotors and pads because they were worn out. the calipers still work fine, so i probably won't be replacing them unless i somehow break them. did you dudes ride today or what?
>>1743119>clipless>not doing a tri or a raceis anyone this dumb irl or
>>1743119lmao gud b8clipless suck
>>1741522MERRY CHRISTMAS,,,and BESTYEAREVER straightahead!,,,You,areinvited to Christmaseve athe Redwood Cathedral,,,going tobe a FLOOD of Treats!,,,,hope,,wehave,,,,4u.
>>1739625I don't ride anymore, it's too cold
>>1743126>>1743135>>1743153>>1743156Holy fuck you guys are a pain in the ass. I have two bikes, one with flats for commuting and one with clip ons for fun. I was just pointing out the difference that there is between a flat and clip setup is really strong. Also due to low cost of the setup is easy to try and probably you can resell it if you dont like it. I sincerely was skeptical at first, but I really enjoy riding with SPD now. Ride and enjoy wathever you like. Peace.
>>1743327you got trolled son
>>1743327>low costPedals cost at least $100 mostly more, new compatible shoes $150 or moreKindly fuck off, I'll just ride my pinned flats with whatever shoes I prefer.
>>1743348>Pedals cost at least $100 mostly more,m520s cost like $40 on ebay
>>1743327>difference that there is between a flat and clip setup is really strong.Yes, clipless is worse in every way.
>>1743327how did your grammar suddenly improve post-to-post.
Whatever you do, don't use old school toe clips.https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/cyclist-rescued-after-falling-into-rideau-canal-sinking-with-bike-1.3079113
bros.... I can't go any further up. I can't do it. I'm going to be sick.
>>1743423Yes you can cunt
pls give me recommendations for a good budget bike for occasionally riding around town. thanks in advance
>>1743424I really couldn't, going back downhill was fun though then I stopped for a seafood lunch on the way back
>>1743434You'll get it next time!
>>1743435thanks anon. I know I will
>>1743436And when you do treat yourself. I'm jealous you can go outside really
>>1743437its fucking 35° and I'm hitting 191bpm I'm too stupid to stay inside. why you stuck inside anon
>>1743439>why you stuck inside anonHad a knee athroscopy and debridement due to a plica on Tuesday. Can't ride for 4-6 weeks now, can't even go outside (which is psychologically cooking me)I'm being judged hard for it though. Had to go to Emergency on Wednesday cause I was in so much pain and the nurses were like>you're too young to get knee injuries
>>1743440I don't know what those fancy words mean but if you were my neighbour friend I'd bring over a carton of beers and help you do your derailleur trimming or something
>>1743441basically i got my knee cleaned of debris.>if you were my neighbour friend I'd bring over a carton of beers and help you do your derailleur trimming or somethingCute, but I did get the bike maintenanced before i went for surgery so hopefully it'll be good when i go for my first ride when my knee is better.
>>1743442sounds like you fucked yourself out of something to do, kek. I hope your knee is all good for many years now bud. where are you from? if US you're only missing the shit season anyway right?
>>1743443I've had this injury for 2 years. COVID helped it a little bit but I've been waiting for this since the end of 2019.I had to travel interstate to do it too, so I'm at my parents house right now. I actually took the bike with me cause I grossly underestimated how long it'd take to recover.So now I'm stuck at my parents place with nothing to do except shitpost and its mentally killing me.Also I'm from Australia.
>>1743445where in aus lad
>>1743449Canberra. I'm the one that posts his Apple Watch summary of my rides instead of a photo cause I am retarded.
>>1743450I'm the anon that said come ride the misty mountains with me next year if qld is still open to you. I would post further details but several jealous anons dox me etc
>>1743451Assuming QLD keeps the borders onto ACT yeah I would. Gotta get all my annual leave up again since I've taken it all now.
>>1743452yeah copy. last time I was in misty mountains was in an old 80 series manual with non turbo diesel and she struggled to get up the hills, so I hope you're ready to stop and wait for me like 100x per km lol
>>1743456Just gotta keep practicing, I do hill climbs around the ACT. The view when you hit the top is kino
https://bikefaff.com/mountain-bike-tyre-pressure-calculator/ Hey so according to this site, I need 2.1 and 2.2 bars for my MTB tyres. I was just wondering if those figures were relative or absolute pressure. I do not know if I should pumping untill the needle of my manometer shows 2.1 or 1.1 bars.
>>1743518it doesn't matter, just ballpark it, ride for a bit, then adjust
>>1743518we do psi round these parts lad It also just inherently makes far more sense because it's a nicer scale of units for this purpose
>>1743518>should pumping untill the needle of my manometer shows 2.1 or 1.1 barsI'm not sure how this makes sense. Why would you pump it to 1.1 if the recommendation is 2.1?Also, this >>1743519>>1743521Irrelevant.
>>1743519>>1743521Alright i'll just pump a bit and see how it goes. Thanks>>1743523That's just because I got confused over which pressure I had to put in my tyres. Absolute pressure is the real pressure inside the tyre. Relative pressure is absolute pressure minus atmospheric pressure (which is 1 bar).The manometer will show the relative pressure of the tyre so depending on if 2.1 bars were absolute or relative I did not know if i had to put 1.1 or 2.1 . But whatever I am not a pro rider, no need to overthink things I'll just see how it goes.
>>1743518tire pressure is like building a bridgeyou drive bigger and bigger trucks over it until the bridge collapses and then you weigh the last truck and rebuild the bridge
>>1743535>Absolute pressure is the real pressure inside the tyre. >Relative pressure is absolute pressure minus atmospheric pressure (which is 1 bar).have I been pumping my tires wrong all this time
>>1743554Nah, anon is just overthinking things. The concept of 'absolute pressure' doesn't really make sense except for in a vacuum, where absolute and relative pressure are the same anyway.
Some fucked weather the next 2 days. A system is passing through so -16C today, rising overnight to -2C, then dropping to -16C tomorrow afternoon with a 60+ km/h wind the entire time.
>>1743648From -15°C last week we had +4°C today. I hate riding in slush and wet ice.
>>1743348As >>1743350 pointed out they cost around 35€I also bought some 30€ decathlon cycling shoes that are quite good.
how bad would a bmx bike commute be? 15min mostly flat, half thru "downtown", but the bike has no gears or suspension or anything. wondering if i should bother driving 3 hrs to get the bike from my parents house
>>1743741Could be fun once in a while, but not much fun at the end of a long or tiring day, or if you ever had to deal with rain or snow, or wanted to carry any more than what would fit in a very light backpack. For a regular commute I'd certainly recommend a more typical commuting bike that's more versatile and supports a greater percentage of your body weight.
>>1743741Save the gas to buy a cheap used commuter bike.
>>1740376So I rode more, and today hills fell away like nothing. Very rewarding.Sadly the small bags I wanted to use don't play well with my front rack, so grocery run today was just rear bags and handlebar bag. Still got over 50lbs of food home, but gonna have to pick up some new panniers to spread it around better.
The slush from the past couple of days froze over, covering the bike paths with very bumpy jagged ice. In conditions like this I'm happy that I ride studded fat tyres. Riding would feel difficult and precarious on thinner tyres.
>go on first real ride after recovering from injury>slow as absolute fuck>rear wheel is cocked up>finally discover the source of the weird noise that had been plaguing my bike for over a year was spokes occasionally rubbing against extrusions on the back of the cassette when coasting>now it's worse than ever>gets bad enough that coasting or even dipping under 60 rpm causes a spoke to snag the cassette and cause chainsuck I fucking love bicycles
>>1744580not sure why everyone is being so hard on me, as if they've never had mechanical trouble, but whatever. derailleur is in good adjustment, wheel was true before today. problem is that the spokes come so close to the extrusions on the back of the cassette that it may be impossible to keep them from touching under certain circumstances. pic related, there's not even a mm of room between cassette and spoke. unfortunately one of the spokes has been knocked loose. will just take the wheel to the fellow who built it, see what he has to say.
>>1744590it's 12sp, rear spacing is 130mm. believe it or not there have been people making steel bikes since the standard changed. is grumping about stuff going wrong during a ride against your personal feelings on what the thread is for?
>>1744591believe it or not, i don't think you own one of those newer steel bikes.
>>1744593and why would that be? is it so hard to believe that someone would own a steel bike made in the last three decades? how can I prove it to you, anon? and if I prove it to you, what will you do for me to apologize for being such a little shit?
>>1744595just stop fucking whining, damn.
>>1744597anon, I'm sharing my experiences during the ride I took earlier in the day. have you taken a ride today? if not, are you planning to?
>>1744598anon, you're still being a faggot.
>>1744600you don't even ride, do you?
>>1744601there's the cope
>>1744602the cope for what?
>>1744603YoU dOn'T eVeN rIdE
>>1744604stop crying, you don't have to take it so hard anon, you'll own a bicycle someday
>>1744605and there's the next cope phrase i expected.
>>1744606what am I coping for, again?
>>1744607a lot probably, but here you're trying desperately to fend off being rightfully called a retard for riding a bike for year without being able to figure out a simple mechanical noise/problem.
>>1744608sometimes diagnosing an intermittent noise like that can take a while, and besides, it's only one of ten bikes that I own, so it took time for it to become an actual problem. maybe I should have been quicker to figure it out, maybe not, but I'm happy that I have. why that makes you so eager to go after me about it, I have no idea, but maybe you should go take a ride and think about how to fix your shitty personality.
>>1744610took a couple minutes to think that one out huh? let's see what we got here - classic copes like citing how many bikes you don't have, and implying the person mogging you doesn't ride. oh oh and don't forget the blanket statement about the mogger's personality, which could never be more than a baseless assumption. did i get everything?
>>1744611>baseless assumptionyour posts are a good basis for concluding that you have a shitty personality, just as your use of the word "mogging" outs you as a child. as for the rest, it seems to really bother you, doesn't it?
>>1744612aw look, the "high road" approach
>>1744613is that all you've got left, my little mogger?
>>1744612and notice how the only portion of the post you address is the part you can easily bullshit. no pushback about the 10 bikes or anything.
>>1744614i'm here for it. (you) love this.
>>1744617not really, but here's another (You) for coming clean
>>1744620now what am I coping for?
>>1744621not gonna spoonfeed you this one.
>>1744622feed me daddy
>>1744623nah. gonna let you keep going.
Rode for the first time in a week since it was only -7C. Not feeling like tackling windy and below -10C yet. Fresh snow tonight so all the fat bike trails will be buried. Riding tomorrow will be all side streets and alleys. Maybe some snowshoeing.
>>1744783What do you wear on your face in those conditions? I find it difficult preventing my goggles from steaming up if i wear anything to protect my face from the wind
>>1744794I go bare eyes and neck warmer to about -18°C but colder than that I go ski goggles and toque + neck warmer
>>1744589Those bits are very strange indeed. My retard way would be to remove the cassette and hack them off with a dremmel. I hope you find a solution
>>1744589130mm OLD and 12speed doesn't sound right... i can see the hub is a suntour one. What's the model and what casette are you using? It looks like the wheel needs to be re-tensioned to move it further towards the non-drive side, or you need a larger diameter cassette on the lowest gear.Those extrusions are designed to catch the chain if it comes off the cassette and into the wheel. You could dremel them off as a last resort but i would check with the wheelbuilder whether he can adjust the wheel first.
>>1744783nobody cares about your blog.
>>1744858This is the blog thread.
>>1744860no this is the thread for arguing about anon's bike having a retarded drivetrain
>>1744794I don't often wear goggles since they are a pain with glasses, even if the goggles don't fog the glasses do. On colder days I have balaclava with velcro strips and attach a windproof face mask that I took off another balaclava. I can undo one side and let it dangle to prevent fogging. I find I have to undo it when stopped or going down wind to prevent fogging.Unfortunately most masks attach at the back of the head which makes them impossible to remove one handed while riding.
>>1744860So it is. My apologies, do carry on.
After 4 winters of use the heat pads from a pair of heated socks I used as boot heaters broke so I made a new set and bumped up the power by about a watt. The original were 2 pads per boot. New ones as a single pad I could lay out the heat loops for better coverage. Its wider than the boot so it wraps around my toes no both ends.Used 2 pieces of poly vapor barrier which could be heat bonded with an iron. Some kapton tape to tack the loops in place before sealing. Then some liquid electrical tape to fill the spot where the wires come out as the plastic doesn't bond in those spots. Plastic doesn't seal around the tape either, so I should have kept it further from the outside border in a few spots.You can get these kind of heating pads on ebay, ali, banggood for a few dollars each, cheaper than DIY.
still no snow, but that might be changing soon. barely any ice on the road/trails so i've been trying to ride as much as i can before conditions deteriorate. also i put on a shorter stem today. feels good.
>>1744873Sheeeit that's just what i need. Thanks anon
One thing that really helps keep my face warm while walking around in the cold is a jacket hood. I think it somehow creates back pressure / turbulence that reduces the speed of the air flowing past your face.I'm not sure what would be the best way to replicate that effect for cycling. Even without a helmet it would block your peripheral vision and restrict head movement.Maybe a fur piece that attaches to helmet and chin straps would replicate the effect.
>>1744799I'm tempted to do that>>1744801The hub is a SunXCD-branded Novatec F272 or similar, cassette is Campy 12sp. It looks like the problem is that the hub's flanges and the tabs are incompatible. I found out that's why Chris King discontinued Campy-compatible rear hubs. I wonder if that's why Campy backed away from using the dork tabs for 13sp? Anyway, it looks like my options are to dremel, get an Edco or Miche cassette, or get new wheels. Thank you both and >>1744580 for pointing my nose in the right direction.Today's ride went way better. Found a nice path along a river that I wanna try riding properly when it's less busy, but it's fun to see everyone out with their dogs.
>>1739747>>1739843>>1740803>>1742081>>1742101>>1742108>>1743915>>1744965Really nice bikes. Just letting you guys know that I have saved these pictures. Please let me know if you want me to delete any of them. I cannot, in good conscience, save your pictures without informing you. Sorry if this post and others like it are annoying. Here's a picture from one of my Autumn rides in exchange, feel free to save it. I don't take many pictures while out on rides so no winter ride pictures yet this season.
>>1744907Looks very comfy
>>1744959You can get attachments for your helmet straps that block the wind to your ears. They make a huge difference if it's windy especially. You can also make your own easily with random materials. Search for "cat ears for bike helmet" or something like that, should get some results
>>1744968tfw didn't make the picture savers list
Rode way up north to a suburb I've never been to before to check out a really nice hike & bike trail and a new bike road alongside a highway. Was very fun, lots of people out on the trail but i was just lightly cruising so that's ok. Ended up riding quite a bit more grabbel than i expected because i took a wrong turn (several times) and ended up on some easy mtb trails, which was pretty fun. Got lost and had to check my map like a dozen times on the way back, ended up riding 75 miles even through i only planned 63 because of how badly i got lost, but was very fun anyways, and always cool to see a new part of the city
>>1744994this bike looks great. nicely done anon. would love to ride
>>1744998Thanks fren. She rides really well, nice and smooth and plenty of gear range. Also i really love those tektro brake levers, they're so comfy
Today's found object
>>174499475 miles is a pretty serious expedition. sounds fun. also your handlebar bag looks like a nutsack lol
>>1745122that tells a lot of stories and they're all sad
>>17451472 sentences and a generic store bought card. wow this is DEEP
>>1745153>wow cursive this must be heartfelt>we haven't seen each other in a while (covid)>trash falls out of trash trucks literally every week
>>1745148>older woman's handwriting>hope we can get together again someday>card is discarded on the side of a roaduse your imagination for once in your life m8
>>1745155must suck to be so cynical
>>1745148>>1745155Cringe Santa deniers, probably atheist >>1745156>>1745157Based spirit of saint nick supporters. Merry Christmas
>>1745127>your handlebar bag looks like a nutsack lolHaha i gotta get one that holds it's shape better, this one is just fabric so it gets real floppy and bounces around
>>1745122Merry Christmasand,,atruly astonishingly Funyear.,,,lastyear has me all warmedup foredemtion.,,everyride another chance to combine Madmax with ballet.,.bringsnacks.,,,love toall,,WAVES!! likeatard.
>>1745191Blessed holidays, BaconRider!
>>1744992I wouldn't be so sure about that buddy. I save anon's bike pictures WITHOUT EVEN ASKING
Went into the woods today, pretty poorly equipped ride. I stupidly bungied my bananas to my rack and lost them(busted) pretty quickly. Slicks really aren't too terrible as long as I stay out of the super loose sand, but I did get pretty deep into a trail and was stuck walking for a bit. Still pretty fun sliding around at a decent speed, though. Does anyone have any recommendations for a small rack bag? Just need some space for a bottle, food, and an extra tube.
how do you deal with snow ? I rode for the first time in the snow this week and I can already see some rust appearing on the drivetrain.
>>1745301Why dont you attach a second bottle holder on the frame tube below your seat?
>>1745309There are no bosses on the frame, plus my legs always rub on the inside bottle. Even that small one.
>>1745301a small trunk bag may work for you. ortlieb has a nice one (called the "trunk bag" because that's how ortlieb rolls) but is spendy, amazon has the usual aliexpress stuff with randomly generated brand names like sahoo and wotow. if you want to go even cheaper, diy with a small bin or bucket, bungee cord, and hooks. a handlebar bag would be better as then you can access it while riding but idk if you have space for more than a very small one
>>1745230I wonder if anyone saves my pictures...
Mid 50's temps and the rain subsided this morning. Very quiet on the paths as everyone was inside playing with their new trinkets.
>>1745314I did test fit a couple of Sunlite handlebar bags at my bike shop, they were a bit awkward. It's fine if I can't access it while riding out in the woods since keeping on the bike is definitely a two hand job considering all of the soft patches and whatnot. I'll have to check Amazon since the Topeak and Bontrager ones the shops have around me were fairly pricey. But the nice thing is that they usually operate with a quick release system which I would prefer. If I can't find anything like that on amazon I may just spend the extra cash and get something I'd prefer the functionality of.I used to have just a file crate on the rear, but it was flimsy and stuck off too far, I could just use a plastic container with a locking lid, but having stuff bungeed on is kind of inconvenient. Wonder if I could fashion up an easily releasable mount for this old tool bag I'm not using.
warmfires,,and,Merry Christmas.,,,,maybe, complete rebuildon bikethis year?,,hubis over 10 yearsold.
>>1745329merry christmas Bacon>this yearbetter hurry
Currently -28C outside, tomorrows -19C is the warmest it will get for the next week. -38C Monday night. Don't think I'll be riding for a while.
>>1745329You pedal with your hands?
>>1745394He has an electric hand trike. It's pretty cool
>>1745393Why'd you leave your pump outside?
nice sunday morning with -9C and thermos with mulled wine in the backpack. and some sausage to make over fire. happy christmas!
>>1745421Because he didn't want to carry it in his hand, dummy
>>1745323look into road runner or north street for a proper handlebar bag. if you just want something cheaper that works, try the local army surplus store and look for MOLLE system pouches/packs/bags, whatever fits between the drops. the bag loops would go over the tops and the bag rests against the head tube.
>>1744968Bonus pic :)
>>1745301Went the ultimate poorfag route of just fashioning a handlebar bag out of an old backpack I never used. The caveat being that one side has to be held on with zip ties since I made the handlebar straps too small. If I had some buckles it would be a bit better, but I would still have to zip tie the hang strap around the stem since otherwise it would hang too low. The bag still holds everything I need.
putting down them rapha 500 kms, I need to do 80km every day but today I did 105 so things are looking good
Road way south to check out a trail by a highway that i was planning a longer ride around in the future. Was a 52 mile ride total today but the full loop I'm thinking of will be like 80 if i end up doing it later this week. I'll probably ride my miyata for that, since it's comfier on long rides
>>1745682Lmao nice. Watch the straps that close to the wheel though, i would worry about them getting caught in the spokes
>>1745758based DFW Anon, weather was gorgeous today
Highs of -30C for the remainder of the year so my 2021 riding is done.
>>1745682not bad. trim the straps a bit maybe.
>>1745759>>1745823yeah they did rub on the tire a bit, but it wasn't anything bad. After a couple super hard bumps and a couple of falls the bag did work its way forward to where it would rub on the tire, though. Going to take it back off and try and refit it or add another strap on the back to go around the stem, but this was my first time using a sewing machine in a decade and i really don't know what I'm doing.
>>1745837rub on tire is always bad
>>1745833AYO FUCK ICE
there was a winter storm watch or whatever so the incompetent boomers at the DPW salted the fuck out of the roads again. we only got a little rain. i don't live too far from the rail trail though, so i was still able to ride without getting too salty.
I tried to get into full autism road cycling but gradually turned my road bike into a cruiser. It was fun going hella fast at first but the position left a lot to be desired when cruising around the city all day, so I replaced the clipless pedals with "half clips" and raised the handlebars to the point where it looks a bit retarded. Bought meself a mountain bike and I'm going to sell the road bike. It seems like the ideal compromise. Upright position for comfiness, lockable front fork for versatility, and the ability to hit the trails, which seems way more fun than chewing up miles on smooth roads. It's not much heavier than my road bike at 12.5kg vs 10.3kg.
>>1746136You know you're allowed to have multiple bikes right?
>>1746136>too fat for his tri bikethis is a story as old as time lol, you new?
>>1740382>>1739843patrician snow enjoyers>>1739747this is a really lovely image desuwhere did you take it?
>>1746175dunno m8, seems a bit bourgeois. If I want to scratch the road bike itch I might get a cheap old peugeot or something. >>1746208not fat, just inflexible. I'm a fattie trapped in a thin man's body.
>>1746238probably not fat for USA standards lol but yes you are fat
aaaand I just found out there's no actual roundel for this year's rapha 5002 days and 150km left and I don't feel like finishing it at all
>>1746270I don't know what you're talking about. It sounds like some consoomerism bullshit.
>>1746275well it's not
>>174624711% body fat come at me bro
>>1746277Then what's a roundel and why do you need one?
Went for a walk in a part of the greenbelt I've never seen before during my ride today. Was very chill. Weather has been absolutely perfect this week, mid 70s all day
>>1746270yeah it's incredibly lame, but there's at least a chance to win a cannondale road bike of some sort...yeah fuck it>>1746275what is google
Time to setup an Excel worksheet for 2022. Need to duplicate the current year one, update some formulas for the bike odometers, and update the charts page.
>>1746291>what's a roundela patch>why do you need onevalidation>>1746478eh, went ahead and finished anyway, with 5km of elevation to bootlovely day to ride
>>1746549Your seatstays are bent
>>1746554those wacky canadians man
was a foggy one today. temps are still above freezing so i've been making the most of it.
>>1746563comfy and spoopy
>>what's a roundel>a patch>>why do you need one>validationConsoomerism.
>>1746567anon it's free
>>1746270One year I decided to do all 12 gran fondos since they had given out patches in previous years. Wouldn't you know that was the year they stopped doing it. That last 100 km ride on studded tires was rather miserable.
>>1746572hahah oh man I feel your pain from here>>1746684I was carrying a little bag of mixed nuts, lots of sunflower seeds in there but the birbs went straight for the raisinsit's great to go places where there's hardly any people other than cyclists, wildlife are used to us and get pretty close, I often run into foxes and whatnot
>>1746570>Don't feel like riding unless you get a worthless material token out of it.Consoomerism.
>>1746769>trying this hard to make your nonsensical and ignorant first post workok buddy
>>1746229Whoop whoopCЗAO xc gang in the house yo
first 100km of the year done.>last week -9C>today 12C
First ride of the year this evening. I hadn't ridden for 11 days due to it being crazy cold. Snowshoeing for few hours in the afternoon, then a 3 hour ride after supper was a bit much. My legs were toast on the way back.Really nice today -5C for the snowshoeing, then between -7C and -13C for the evening ride. Back to colder again for at least a week around -20C for the highs. That's warm enough I should be able to get out for up to 1.5 hours.
>>1740328Is that a Rocky Mountain Transpo, anon? The frame looks almost identical to mine aside from the size, and forks.
>>1740328what front rack is that? Do you have any issues with the weight capacity with just having clamps around the fork blades?
>>1747544https://global.bluelug.com/nitto-big-front-rack-34f-silver.htmlnot him but it's this
>>1747554perfect, thank you.
>>1747253What's it like going off road with a recumbent?
>>1747649would be nice to see a better view of the mountain instead of a random suburban backyard. or did you mean to post this in the pybt thread
Comfy commute is comfy. Sorry for the blurry pic.
>>1747825good to know someone actually rides their fatbike
>>1747848Weather like this is what I bought it for.
>>1747879you don't ride it on sand during summer?
>>1747879you don't ride it on leaves during autumn?
>>1747905>riding on sand this is for beaters you have condemned to death
>>1747879you don't ride it on grass during spring?
>>1747917You stay afloat on top of the sand, not build sand castles on top of the bike
>>1747905>>1747920Doesn't work on sand. There's no grip to be had. It just slides and falls over. Not that there's much sand around here to ride. Plenty of mud though. In the summer it covers all my mtb needs, but it's primary purpose is as a winter commuter.
>>1747930well there's sand and then there's sandyou can ride on some sand >>1747920>thinks he can sand and not get sand in his shit
>>1747939The trouble with a fatbike is that the range of sand that's ridable on a fatbike but not on an ordinary mtb is really rather narrow.
>>1747973this gif is really cute I like it
>>1747990I hate it. It's illegible.
>>1748058what is wrong with you. read faster than molasses you fucking mong
>>1748087stop pretending to be me
snow expected tonight, so the roads are caked in salt. i drove up to the MUP for a cruise. got clotheslined by a little terrier on one of those extendable leashes like 10 seconds after the lady looked over her shoulder and saw me coming. then i came to a section of the trail that they had salted (wtf) and it was big chunky pointy salt. flatted. my saddlepack is due to arrive tomorrow, but i gambled on a long ride without one because of the snow in the forecast. i had to walk 12 miles back to my car in the cold (i was dressed for a ride, not a walk.) made it back just as the sun was setting. pro tip: don't run gravelking slicks with tubes. they might be okay tubeless, but they're so thin and fragile i had more flats this year than the past 5 put together.
>>1748636protip: don't gamble
>>1748636>gravel tires>slicki know slicks are fine on gravel, but it seems weird to market a slick tire for gravel riding. shoulda bought conti gp5ks desu
>>1748636Could you elaborate? Looking to get Gravel King but there are like 7 different models to choose from, and range from 23-25-28-32-35-38-40mm. The Plus ones seems to be extra durable.What are you replacing the GravekKing with?
>>1748656yea its just the product name. i wanted wider tires (gp5k only goes to 32) and i've had good luck with panaracer in the past.
>>1748636>gambled on a long ride without [saddlepack]>had to walk 12 miles backBeen there, done that. I don't intend to make that mistake again.
>>1748102no one is fooled retard
>>1748657ya i ran the regular gks this year. the plus will be more durable at the cost of ride quality. that is always the tradeoff with tires. i'm going to try some tires from challenge tires this year.
>>1748636Never ride your bike without the stuff to change a tube. I did it once and only had a puncture repair kit, it was a windy day and trying to find the puncture was a fucking nightmare, I did eventually and sorted it but it was awful.
>>1743431I bought a Merida Crossway Urban for that purpose for an equivalent of 500 yuros and it's been performing really nicely.Planning on switching to some more sporty machinery this year.
Alright lads, ever since I've started cycling (2016) I've always lived in Hawaii or Florida but now I'm a bit more north. It's currently 45F outside with a windchill of 41, may not be much for some but for me it'll be the coldest I've ridden (that I can remember). I'm about to suit up and head out, wish me luck.
>>1749219Good luck have fun don't die
>>17492197°C is cold if you dress for 20°C
>>1749220I love this bike. Not too expensive, but everything is just right on it
I experienced my first cycling-related cramp today (I've been riding for many years), my left inner thigh started contracting real hard when I was about 2km away from the top of the climb, had to stop and stretch for about five minutes because every time I straightened my leg the cramp would try and curl it back upmy mistake for deciding at the last moment that I would climb 5km moreanyhow, can't complain. the mountains are always nice. I'll start carrying a little mustard packet on my rides, apparently it helps against cramps.
>>1749220>>1749245Whats the name of the bike?
>>1749246the best thing for cramps imo is to slap yourself in the face really hard, to get extra endorphins going
>>1749275I don't think endorphins relieve cramps...
>>1749219>>1749220>>1749222Wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be.
>>1749249It's a Pure Cycles road bike, I think that's the model name. Kinda out of business since the Pure Fix craze died.Wow genuine compliments, that's exactly what I wanted, a low key, under the radar bike to cruise around on
>>1749325Bitchin' what app/ sensor calculated all of that?
>>1749335Strava with my Garmin Edge 830 + HR/Cadence/Speed sensors.
What's your excuse for not riding today, shit talkers?Me? I donated blood so I drove
>>1749648needa,,sponge anda bag.,,,,crashappen,,,donate.
>>1749648but I did ride today. perfect day, perfect ride, perfect after-ride shit, perfect after-shit shower
>>1749648leg day, but i probably will anyway because i haven't since two days ago. go fast bike is waiting on parts so that's deterring me also due to the need for speed, but i will try.
>>1749648Still recovering from knee surgery. Gonna try tomorrow
Finally warmed up, -15C tonight felt surprisingly nice after the recent really cold weather. Group ride tomorrow night and it is supposed to be around -2C which is practically tropical. Paths haven't been plowed since the last snow. Deep with deep post holes in a lot of spots, so I mostly stuck to the roads. Buried my front wheel to the axle taking a run at a spot I thought I could blast through.Had to detour when I came across a bunch of police cars. They had the road blocked off but the MUP wasn't so I figured it was open, it was not. I checked on Twitter and they had been on the scene there for 8 hours and it never occurred to them to put up a cone or two.Was going to take a few pictures tonight but camera battery died the second I turned it on.
I find it very odd how what sort of chances people are willing to take, such as passing on blind hills or just having very close calls, when it comes to passing me on the road. I think the fear of getting hit would only really be prevalent if the person were some sort of psychopath or I was just doing something incredibly stupid. I almost feel like I could just take up as much of a lane that I want to since a good 80% of the time people just pass in the oncoming lane on two way roads.
Last night the roads were great, tonight awful. Got up to 0C, the main roads are slushy, and the unsanded streets are loose snow.Group ride tonight was longer than I expected. Slow going on loose trails and lots of stopping. Elapsed ride time when I got back home was 4:10 including the 2 hours it took to get there and back.Winter ducks were in their usual spot where a storm outlet keeps the ice open all winter.
>>1750759I was talking to a guy I know who went riding yesterday on his mountain bike and ended up getting 7 stitches after crashing on the sloppy roads. Fresh snow tomorrow, then cooler so that may help get the roads packed back down again.
>>1746563half life aesthetic
Its been snowing too regularly to get a good fat bike trail established. A very slow loop of them today, I should have just stuck to bombing around alleys. Got up to 0C again, and the roads are just disgusting.One nice thing about the wet roads contaminating my disc brake pads is that the brakes make a good horn for the MUP. Just give pedestrians a honk by tapping the brakes as I come up behind them.
Keeping between the metal lines. Path hasn't been thoroughly packed due to frequent snow and awful cold keeping the walkers away. 80 km/h winds tomorrow evening so the progress will be wiped away again. Though potentially nice firm drifts will form. But it generally takes even higher wind speeds to create what I call stryofoam snow. When the wind gets closer to 100 km/h it will make drifts hard enough to ride on top of.