we like pics of bikesprevious >>1862086
They're back. Tourists.
Cut my ride 10 km short today because my rear tire was getting much too flat. I didn't have my pump partly because fixing a flat outside in the winter is not something I'd even bother trying considering how much trouble my studded tires are to mount indoors. I stopped at a gas station for air, but the presta adapter I bought 8 months ago was still sitting on my computer desk. An LBS was only 7 blocks away so I rode over there to pump up my tire to ride home. Annoyingly the bike shop is on the second floor of their building.
>people at work know I'm a cyclist>supervisors, who don't bike or even run, started following me on stravapls no I don't want the pressure
>>1898249Don't make your st2y2rtrava profile public.
>>1898249things that didnt happen for 800, Alex.
>>1898257>>1898258We were all sitting at a table for a meeting and they asked about it, said they couldn't find me so I just showed them the QR code from the app. It's not like I could tell them to fuck off.
I’m down by the river!
>>1898284You could say you don't use strava
Even the rickshaw chads wait for trains to pass.
>>1898284>It's not like I could tell them to fuck off.Why not? You have every right to politely decline.
>>1898249dont be a chicken they are just supporting your efforts.
>50F outside today>can't bring myself to go out after doing 45 in 50F yesterdayCall me a bitch or whatever but I hate the cold so much it's unreal. I can't wait for it to be 90F with 80% humidity again. I love everything about the heat, the way everything smells, the way to sticks to you, the way it radiates off the road and embraces you, being soaked in sweat. it's absolute bliss. It's supposed to be mid 80s next week and I can't fucking wait.
>>1898583absolute madnessI'll take cold (3°C is the lowest I've ridden in) any day over the suffering that is summerwith that being said now it's the perfect weather
>>1898746Imo summer is fine, just like winter is. I enjoy a ride at -200C more than 400C, true that. But IMO the worst is that time in between, when temperatures are just above 00C. Everything is always wet, remains wet, cagies are already or still tossing salt everywhere and usually the scene is just gray.
>>18987463°C is a warm day anontry cycling to the store in -35 and tell me how much better it is to cycle in the cold
>>1898842>"warm"Yeah but that anon was mentioning temps of 10°C>>1898839I hate wet roads too, fortunately it's only humid in winter when the sun is weakest for me
tendaysago,,,,,coldride,,,,,flop,,,,flop,,flop,floop!,,,thatflat feeling,,SSSsssssssss,,,,oooCrap!,itsnot my tire,,itsmy LEFTLUNG!,,,crawlhome,,,2 nights waiting to self inflationot working,,thinking about just ditching,,,CALL 911.,,thankyou GOD for my local medicals,,,treated likemperor of china ride to hospital,,doctor"thats a bad flat">insertube,,,pumppumppump!,AAaaah,thats nice.,,sento surgery where i totaly missed the bad part,,were DONE?,,stapled together,,,now forthat balance of beingood rehab,but annoying enough so they want me OUT!,,,,i love hospital food!,,,backhome,,loveing pets for trike,,,soon,soon.
the top of this hill was very chill
>>1899200cot damn, dude. speedy recovery!
>>1899200>thats a bad flatwhat a silly doctor! take care Bacon
fun, if a little hairy, clocked 43mph down that hill, not bad for a 32 year old 26'' workhorse
>>1899408That's what SHE said.
>suddenly swarms of bugs EVERYWHEREso this is what future tastes like. yadda.
>stop light at top of long climb is always green>stop light 1/4th into long climb is always red>lights turn the second I make it to them or the moment I unclipThis shit gets to me more than it should.
>>1899698>hit a red light>reach down to grab water bottle>turns green just as you've barely had a sipname a more iconic duo
>>1899703every fucking time
Forgot 2 post sorry
I set a new consecutive riding streak today with my 19th day riding in a row. Forecast for next Saturday is +5C which should feel tropical. Tonight's low is -27C.
>>1898284>It's not like I could tell them to fuck off.Actually, it's exactly like that, you dumb motherfucker.
>>1898249get more bikes, make em run nice, and invite them to borrow and ride with you.
>>1898249They've probably forgot already. Just boot your followers and they probably won't notice you aren't in their feed.
I just realized I posted this in the wrong thread although realistically most of you are probably in that thread anyway but just in case>>1899894
Really felt like car drivers were actively trying to kill me today. 3 occasions of people just actively making an effort to be deliberately dangerous - on a 20 mile ride. I had written up a whole greentext but that's gay. It at least helped me to work it through in my brain.The thing is, I've tried to talk about such "events" to people IRL and I've got the usual "It's no use being in the right and dead HAHAHAHA" when it isn't even about that, I couldn't give less of a shit about right of way, as much as I do want to die, I don't want people literally trying to kill me when I'm just trying to not be fat.(pic isn't from today or even the bike I was riding, I just wanted to post something)
>>1900251the solution is violence if you catch them at a red light, of course
When I was riding home yesterday there were 6 widely spaced vehicles parked on the side of the gravel road that runs past the airport near the approach. Apparently the exciting event was a 787 landing. Usually the biggest planes we get are 737s, but now its most Q400s.
>>1900289oh totally. it's even better if the traffic lights have cycle boxes, you can just roll to the front of the queue. Right past the cunt who was so desperate to overtake you 20 seconds ago. Then they get to be mad about you existing all over again!
The old Iwabuchi water gate.
With warmer (yet still below freezing) weather, my rides are getting up to 4 hours now. I should start bringing a snack as I've been suffering on the last bit of my past few rides.
>>1900549I see the english-teaching business is treating you well. (anon mutters under his breath while trying to contain his envy)
>>1900709That's a very aesthetic photo Bacon, you cool cat, you.
A dog on a leash barked at me. The owner scolded it and said "leave her... him alone". I guess normies just see a slim body in lycra and assume it's a woman? It really is that easy?Today we are all transgender. Happy TDOV, /n/!
>grab front brake while parking bike at store>can tell something just gave>crimp at top of housing broke and started pulling the cable throughnever had that happen, least it was when i was off the bike. i had just been using it like normal moments before
>>1901310they look pretty brown to be honkeys, bacon
>>1901330>looklookathat,,,field.,,,when the alfalfa starts getting loadedin the cart,,,,its beyond braying,,explosive HONKING!
I got rather muddy todayReally need to put my SPD pedals back on.
>>1901335oh, I see now; carry on.
I rode along the river today. Slow but long (went off the path quite a bit). Weather was mostly good. Had some good chicken at the end.
>>1901355Today while riding I noticed that my brakes felt rather weak and were making a lot of noise. Upon inspection, it became clear that yesterday's ride had shook both of my calipers loose to the point that they were just sliding around on the mounts.The most scary part of this is that after the gravel section I had ridden a pretty long, steep road decent. Almost certainly with super loose brakes.
Tomorrow night will have a low of -21C, the forecast high for next Monday is +17C. I do believe the snow is going to melt very quickly. This weekend I'll clean off the fat bike and put it in the basement until next winter.
>>1898583Look and laugh at himHe doesn’t know even cycle in freezing temps.Even a bad day on a bike is a good day.
Preparing to witness the spring every step of the way
>>1901555Even though I'm really coming down with something went for my daily ride (after running in the morning already). Glad I did, weather was too nice in the afternoon not to. Warmed up to almost 70 and we had a good mix of sun and clouds despite an overcast forecast. Got to break out the short sleeve shirt which fits so much nicer than the long sleeve top I really like. Today I'm alive but tomorrow I might really be suffering given my last experience with covid (not confirmed but possible).
My front brake froze multiple times on today's ride. I figured once the ice was broken it wouldn't refreeze. I'd rather not have to disassemble the brakes again like I had to do last spring.The past few days were the kind of wet freezing road conditions I'd have been better off not riding, but I've got a riding streak to extend. Currently at 28 days in a row, breaking my previous streak by 10 days.
yesterday i went on a ride to the LBS to pick up some brake pads. today i have not gone for a ride because i was rushing an essay. i just finished it and am most of the way through a celebratory beer. i think i will go for a 9pm chill ride
This shit's getting old. The only thing making it tolerable is that the wind has been unusually light recently. -24C tonight and then it is finally going to get into melting temperatures.Since I'm one of the few strava people riding outside and probably the only one riding on roads instead of paths, I'm the local legend on 60 segments now.
15 minute wait at a train today. Not the coldest I've been during a train stop but I was definitely cooling off.
>went out for ride>legs aren't feeling it>arms sore from morning PT>low energy>at 25 miles before I decide to head home>route home should get me in the neighborhood of 30-35>stop at mini mart to refill my bidons from fountain>decide to grab a snickers because I've only had around 1200 calories to eat and I'm fucking starving>didn't really hydrate either which is why I'm already out of water>as I'm slamming the snickers a thought runs through my head "you should do a metric">fuck it why not>feelin good>full of energy from prospect of completing the metric>in remote part of route>lack of food and hydration catch me all at once>headache>feeling of wanting to puke>shakes come on>legs cramp hard>can't even get out of the saddle without leg locking up>stopped a few times to try and stretch but almost fell over because of legs locking up>have to basically limp home>still feel like shitAt least I finished bros. Sometimes when your brains says "you should do X miles" you have to tell it to fuck off and listen to your body even if you're feeling good at the time. Although this has happened numerous times and I never learn.No need to mention my speed, yes I know I'm slow.
>>1902207good job committing to the ride, motivator. Never forget to fuel and hydrate, I understand the attitude however, I can tell you're military or former military since I'm former myself, which means you and I know the point our body tells us to stop is only halfway to truly breaking down, so when your brain tells you to do X more miles, do it. I heard spec ops glow bois follow that voice in their head all the time, they eat centuries for breakfast and hump for dinner. It's the only way to be truly strong, to push your body's limits. Stay motivated, killer
>>1902207Faster than me but identical power to today's ride.
>>1902010where on earth is this? and cool photo
>>1902242Flat cold but sunny Saskatchewan. This morning's low was -26C, Monday and Tuesday are supposed to be +18C, so the snow will vanish quickly.
>>1902245>saskatchewanI'm so sorry
>been thinking about getting a power meter>decide on pedal power meters so I don't gotta deal with bottom bracket and all that other shit>looking at the speed play and the favero assioma duo>I'm really drawn to the speed plays (currently use time xpro pedals)>feel in my gut that the speed play are the ones I should get>remember I have to get a fit again with new pedals (current fit is shit anyway since I'm always making adjustments)>call the LBS to ask about it>fitter says he uses the same pedals I'm looking at>has zero complaints about them>strongly recommends them>says he'll install the cleats for me and get me all squared away with a good fit for around $200>on wahoo's site I can use affirm for the pedals and pay overtime with zero interest instead of dropping 1k+ at once>not sure what happened next>I now have an order conformation in my inbox and a loan terms>plan to pay back the loan over the next 2 months instead of over what ever the term length wasI've been thinking about a power meter for the past few years so I guess I can cross it off the list of "shit I don't need but am going to buy eventually"
>>1902319low IQ post
Went on a 'my first forty' ride recently. Three groups A, B, C, split up by estimated average speed. Should've done B but I panicked and hung casually spun with the C people at 12 mph. Split away with three others who wanted to go faster and bumped up to 15 mph for the second half. 40 miles was easy, being a commuter really pays off. Passed by a Pub with a dragon which was fun.
>>1902321Most speed limits are higher than my IQ
It'll be 22C in 2 days, the forecast wouldn't lie would it?
>>1902425nice. everything looks fairly period except everyone is built like fat Americans, though >>1902433cool bike and you have somehow avoided the pitfall of photographing the bike in front of the sunset without throwing the bike into hard shadow
>>1902559nta but modern phone cameras do be like that
the green is coming!had a road rager fly past super close yesterday, so i stuck to the trail for most of my ride today
>>1902559It's called HDR mode, just tap where to focus the shot and the camera tries to correct the lighting I understand.
>>1898304Are you living in a van?
>>1899240Here we call that a flat
>>1902600maybe it wasn't clear, I meant that I was at the top
Welp, it's warm enough that everything in the city that is unpaved will be unrideable for a few weeks. Gravel roads outside the city should be mostly fine with the odd mud pit. I hope the snow melts fast and at least the road dry this week. I did an evening ride today because it was windy all day. The whole bike was covered in wet sand by the time I got home.
got clipped by a suv last august and it shattered my lower leg, about to get back and do some rides and post here starting this week.
>>1902740Fuck man that sucks. SUVs are a fucking menace, I was lucky it was just an ordinary Subaru in my case (October). I was only off the bike for a week and a half. Hope your return to riding is enjoyable.
>>1902345>narrator voice: "It would"Forecast revised down to 11C. At least its sunny and the snow is melting. I'll probably ride early in the morning all week while everything is frozen and dry.The few times I passed this mural from a distance it looked like some sort of Marvel villain, but its not.
First ride of the year I didn't need a balaclava. I was too warm at the start, but it clouded over and got windier which I appreciate. This intersection was flashing red and green at the same time.
>>1903019Lots of poop in the bison pen.
a bit windy today but I can already go out with just the bibs and short sleeve jersey, provided I get a light jacket with me for the descents.I will enjoy this as much as I can knowing the summer will be scorching hot.
a friend came with me on a long ride through the state park. he doesn't have a bike of his own so he was ripping on my rigid 90s GT. we had basically no snow this year, so the soil is already extremely dry and loose.
The rabbits are self sorting. I got out early this morning to cover a busy road before traffic picked up. 2 more rides to cover the last of the arterial roads.
>>1902319>Pedals set to be delivered today>FedEx usually doesn't come until around 1600-1700 when I'm home from work>Complex has parcel lockers>Get notification around lunch that they've been delivered>See photo of them sitting outside my door>Tell my supervisor I have to leave and get this package>Rush home to get them>They didn't get stolenSo fucking lucky it was around lunch and I was able to leave work to get them. I can't even imagine why they weren't put in the parcel locker or what I would have done had they been swiped. I still feel sick from the anxiety of driving home where all I imagined is that box to not be sitting in front of my door. Now all I got to do is set up a fit.
>>1903236fedex is the worst. their drivers are so underpaid they give zero fucks. when buying online, always pick ups or usps for shipping. gl hf with the new pedals
>>1903236holy shit that was quite scary. So now whats your FTP?
How difficult is this route for a fat out of shape person on a shitty bike?
>>1903346200 meter is not a big deal. But that final hill looks very steep. Unless you are ok with walking a bit, I'd avoid that route till you gain a bit more power and confidence.
>>1903346if you have low enough gears and slick tires it should be fine, just keep your cadence up and don't try to go top speed up the hills
>>1903349Even if >>1903346 has MTB tier low gears he is still gonna suffer on that 80 m climb wall. I'd say he should try and eventually just walk those couple km if he doesnt feel like doing them on the bike. there is no shame and its better than lurching at slow speed destroying your knees.
>>1903342I'm getting a new fit done on Friday. I had a fit when I got my bike a few years ago but I've tweaked it around so much who knows how fucked it is now. I also want the cleats adjusted properly since that's never something I could nail down.
>>1903236>I still feel sick from the anxietyKek
Sick and tired of boomers not moving to the side when i ring my bell Or dumb women who refuse to put their dogs on a leash despite this being mandatory on the bike path
>>1903538Just crash into them, then say your brakes are faulty, I did that and send an old lady to the ground. At least she apologized for not looking out.
>>1903599I hope you get sued
>>1899408The most beautiful shifters ever made IMHO. Take good care of them! The logos rub off and the dome can crack if you tighten the screw too much.
>>1903348>>1903349>>1903351Thanks guys, youre right it wasnt that badIm riding what is essentially a 3 speed mountain bike thats geared to climb hills so I did a little over half of it today starting at the top of the hill round tripI walked up the last 200 meters or so of hill on the way back because my legs my legs were wobbly
>>1903651I cropped it out by accident it was 12km
>>1903538lol. just ride on the grass to pass them. you really shouldn't expect everyone to yield to you on a mixed use path.
I removed the front rack / handlebar bag support from my touring bike today. I don't like riding with a lot of weight up front and it makes the bars flop to the side when stopped. So I might as well sell the VO rack and bag that goes with it.A little more work to do as my dynamo light was attached to the rack so I need to unplug the wires and wrap the slack around a fork leg, then install the light on the fork crown. Moving it onto the fork crown will also get ride of the tire shadow in the near field lit area which was an aesthetic annoyance.
>>1903670because the MIXED USE path isn't just for cyclists. ringing your little bell doesn't mean everyone is obligated to move for you. some people have bad hearing, some people wear headphones, and some people are just fucking stupid. not to mention it's getting warm out so all the fatties that haven't gone outside since october are feeling adventurous. it's just easier to swerve around them on the grass than startling them with your bell.
>>1903538Don't be a chode use the road.
>>1903631Lol. People don't do that here in MexicoSuing is such a foreign concept, with all the bribery and corruption here, that doesn't work.
>>1903706Ok then i hope you get skinned alive by the cartelLove riding my bike but hate that it associates me with retarded entitled faggots like you
Today was the last of my 5am rides to cover the busier roads while riding the entire city. Riding early is comfy until you bump into rush hour. I'll probably do a lot of early riding again this year to avoid having to wear sunscreen. Won't be long before it starts getting light around 4:30 am.My riding streak is up to 37 days, yesterday I had doubled my previous longest streak. Rain this afternoon and snow tonight so I'll end up with a very messy bike if I ride tomorrow.
finally figured out how to do the entire Atlanta beltline including the northern part that isn't even bought yet. I've been doing the unbuilt sections that were only dirt for years but the tricky part is the northern bit, you have to cross the interstate, peachtree creek, the rail yard and Marta tracks. currently the beltline is not finished but either in construction or there are neighborhood footpaths most of the way. then it puts you on Huff road at the NW end which you take to the water works. then roads north and west until you get over the interstate and on Collier road which is the only eastern cut-through to Peachtree at Piedmont hospital, which the beltline is eventually going to run along the back side of.now was the only time I had to consult a map: the other end of the beltline is very nearby but there's no official way to get there. I took a chance that I could get there through the little cul-de-sac rich neighborhood across Peachtree there and luckily there's a "private park -- members only" trail that gets you to Peachtree Creek, cross that and bushwack the woods to the left and eventually there's a path that puts you up to the railroad tracks and you can see the graffiti tunnel and abandoned interstate bridge (pic related) that leads to the current NE terminus of the beltline.I did it. the whole beltline. I wonder how many other people have done it so far.
>>1903732Not entitled at all, that was an honest accident with the old lady, she was brooming and clraning the bike path and decided to switch lanes without looking, it didn't give me time to break. I crashed into her and helped her get up.Hopefully a lost bullet to the head wouldn't be too bad, people around here treat narcos as saints and respected persons.
>>1903769You like riding in the cold don't you
>>1903674They're not moving for me they should move for themselves weak should fear the strong Give them a taste of bicycle wheel up the ass
>>1903874Get hit by a car
>>1903882Why i don't act like those pedestrians
>>1903883The weak should fear the strong
How often should you clean / lubricate your chain? I mostly ride on a bike path but occasionally through dirt / snow / rain.
>>1903674It's just starting to get warm enough for track and field people to run outside. A group of 5 was jogging 5 fucking wide on the bike path yesterday. There is no fucking excuse.
>>1903944when you hear it squeaking, lube it. if it's noticably dirty, clean it, then lube it.autism about how best to get it totally clean and what is the best lube is something most of us do at least at first, until you buy a few chains and realize most chains cost like $10 or $15 bucks, I for one concluded that super autism is just not worth either the time or money. get a chain checker from a reputable brand. keep the chain lubed and wipe the excess so road grime will not stick to the outer surfaces. replace the chain when the tool says replace. that's all I care about at this point
I'm going on a ride along a disused railway track tomorrow, it will include a tunnel section. If anyone's interested I'll take some pics and post them here. I'm already feeling excited about it, just gave my bike the once over, it's all running smooth and quiet. It rains here a lot, especially on my days off but tomorrow is forecast to be dry, if a little cloudy.
>>1903994>most chains cost like $10 or $15 bucksAny 11 speed chains that cost this?
>>1904000sounds fun, i am taking the fish lake trail. pretty boring but homeless people camping near by make it interesting
>>19039451 group of people slowed you down on your ride? brutal.
>>1904065"most" chains are still 7-8-9 speed. new tech comes with a tax. thorough cleaning may be worth it to you but I don't even know what 11speed cost
Had fun breaking the ice on some puddles on this morning's ride. I'll be taking the studded tires off today. The roads are mostly dry and there are only a few overnight freezes in the forecast. Any ice I'll be able to avoid.
>new power pedals installed>went and got a professional fit yesterday>saddle was beyond fucked>too high, too far forward, tilt was too much>cleats were probably equally as fucked (removed the old ones before going)>fit took about 2 hrs and cost me around $200 (total OTD was $300 because I bought a bunch of extra stuff)>went out for ride today>difference is night and day>no pains at all for the entire ride>hands didn't even go numb>felt like I could actually put power down>felt like heart was doing most of the work instead of legs (if that makes sense)>legs weren't instantly blown out on climbs (this fucked me a few times because I started a sprint too early)>only got super tired at the end of the ride because as usual I didn't fuel properlyI don't even know how my fit got so bad but I always had done it myself and would tweak shit here and there. The professional fits are pricy but absolutely fucking worth it I can't believe how much of a difference it made. Now I can work on getting faster. I will say the speedplay take a bit of getting used too for clipping in but that'll come with time.
Went to the park to relax. I think I’ve been overdoing so I will be taking it easy for a bit.
>>1904245>being so much of a shut-in reddit techbro that you can't adjust a fucking bicyclelmao
>>1904245>these are the kind of retards that are here giving advice without knowing how to do a simple bike fit.
rode up mountain last time i tried to take my 90kg sister on the back and failed 1/4th the way
>>1904315wow, you rode a motorcycle up a mountain.pin a fucking rose on you.
>>1904315>90kg sisteris she 6'0"/183cm tall, or just fat? got pics of her?
Nice and quiet riding without studded tires. 40th day in a row riding. Might be getting 15 cm of snow Wednesday, so I could break my streak at 42.
>>1904315why the fuck does the motorcycle say "pedal"on it lmao
>>1904401Even at 185cm that would be heavy for a girl, I'm barely 76kg at that height
>>1904401>is she tall and fat or is she just fat?
>>19044015'6 she fat as fuck>>1904400>>1904413motorcycles go past 25km/him not posting like its an achievement
>>1903775>does epic ride>posts picture of carscongrats. sounds like a serious effort.>>1904250chillin by water is the best.>>1904315at least you tried to get her outside. looks like a nice area.
>>1904575>posts picture of carseh, it was supposed to be of the overgrown bridge that no longer is used for trains and the sign roughly shows the location in Atlanta, but I see your point. have another.it was 22 miles, so a good fun ride, but not exactly epic in length, but it was an adventure
>>1904250great colours on that bike, rotate those bars down a bit though bitch
After 40 consecutive days riding I might be done for most of this week. 60 km/h wind for the next 3 days as a system blows in and out and as much as 8" of snow. I might be able to squeeze in a ride this evening if the wind dips enough.
I like when a bit of wind cleans the air. Good for landscape pictures. 75km - 600m climb. Still had gas after I finished, but Ill train a bit more during the week.
>>1904629Had too much pressure on the hands the way I had the bars before. My wattage is kinda weak for my weight so my legs don’t provide as much balance and support often. It’s an endurance style frame so I’m under no pretensions of this being anything close to a race setup. Long rides feel great. I do agree a more rotated bar would look better, I am considering taking the spacers down another 5mm as I do want to adapt myself for a more aggressive style frame. Glad you like the colors at least.
>>1904642Wind had picked up to 50 gusting to 70 km/h in the afternoon but I went for a ride anyway. Sticking to narrower streets when going up wind blocked most of the wind. It ended up being a very pleasant ride.
5am pre-ride flat needed fixing. I really should have checked it last night, the handling felt a little odd while cornering towards the end of yesterday's ride. Windy start, then the wind died down ... when it started raining. Still not bad as I overdressed a little for the wind. 20 cm of snow tomorrow, so my riding streak ends at 42 days. Rabbits well on their way back to brown.
>>1904880Flat was a poorly adhered patch that allowed a tear to grow larger. The tear is about an inch long now, so I should get a new spare tube. I patched it anyway with a wide oval patch.
The snow had finished melting and then we get this. I might still go for a ride later this evening if the wind dies down. But at the moment it's sideways snow.
I almost put the fat bike away on the weekend. 50 km/h gusts this evening but the snow had stopped. The slushy roads quickly froze over. The perfect ice for studded tires where you don't need to be cautious at all. Even the deep snow had enough moisture that I maintained full traction when I plowed into it. Normally we get powder that causes the tires to float and slip around or spin out the rear in the deeper stuff.I would have been fine with my mountain bike, but I already took the studded tires off and am not putting them back on for a few days. Looks like the snow will stick around a while, more snow tomorrow and its not getting above freezing. At least the wind will be lower.
>>1905335Where the hell do you live that there's still snow on the ground?
I love this type of surface, a mix of hardpack, loose gravel and enough chunky rocks to keep you focused.
>>1905410Saskatchewan. It's fairly typical to get a storm mid-late April. The snow had entirely melted and I put the summer tires back on my mountain bike. The water is high so most of the MUP underpasses are flooded.
More wet snow and wet roads today, so I waited until they started freezing over to go for a ride. I was surprised to see the city went to the trouble to plow the MUPs. Shortly into the ride it started snowing again, at least the snow just bounced off my face instead of melting on contact.
rode my scooter todayscooters are transportation too, you know.
>>1905412another taint shot. its like the ugliest angle you could use for a bike picture, but you do it every time. looks like a nice mellow ride though. >>1905615post scoot / setting or i don't believe you rode your scoot.
>>1905578I think you may be the most dedicated rider on 4chan
>>1905657what's wrong with him?
>>1905653>but you do it every timeI've no idea what you are talking about.
A few deep spots this morning that required pushing. With the snow being moist it caked up my cleats. For upwards of 1/4 of the ride I couldn't clip in at all, which is frustrating. It started getting slushy towards the end, the snow should be mostly gone by Monday. The ice should be extra crunchy and poppy tomorrow morning. Frozen slush can be almost deafening to ride on.
>>1905724Most of the MUP under passes have been flooded all week since before it snowed.
>>1905711I've been getting a lot more rides in than usual so far this year. It's been a fairly mild winter. Since I've got a good streak going since early March I've been a little more willing to ride in borderline awful weather. Up to 45 days in a row as of today, 2100 km since last non-riding day, averaging 46.7 km / ride. The last 3 days have been below average distance, around 30 km rides in the snow.
startrashunting,,,basket fullof rattles,,clinky bottles.,,,helmetime,,,need mirror withe tractors wakeing from hibernation.
fun day today
>>1905869I knew that landscape looked familiar.Thanks for motivating to go for a ride at serra de Monchique. t. mouro
>>1905869sweet. can I get a quick run down on the sculptures or whatever?
I certainly didn't need to have the fat bike today, I probably could have gotten away without studded tires if I stuck to arterial roads. Most of the snow melted off the road yesterday despite it only getting up to 3C with scattered clouds. Warmer and full sun today, so the roads will be totally clear by the end of the day. Back to my mountain bike with summer tires tomorrow.
>Got back from normal ride (43 miles)>Check Garmin app for a brief overview of ride>App says I burned around 1000 calories (hit my goal that I wanted)>Took a shower and everything>Checking ride stats on Strava since I have gamin sync the data>Strava says 1400 calories>No way that's right>All my other rides on that route (pre power meter) say around 1000>Start doing a bunch of research>Turns out PM calories are the most accurate you can get>Figure Garmin must not be showing my PM>Go back into the app>Active section now says 1200cal active>Go into ride data >All my PM data is there>Shows 1400 calories burned for the ride>Can't find that thousand calorie number>No idea where the fuck I even saw it or if I even did see itI'm just going to try to forget this even happened.
The roads are mostly dry now. Daytime highs are still kind of meh. Its easier to dress for early cool rides than warmer later day rides where I'd either freeze or get drenched in sweat. I've got a gap in my clothing options for around 10C, I could use a lighter weight windproof jacket.
Sweeping of the sand off the MUP started today. Getting into a typical spring weather pattern today with the wind gusting to 50-60 km/h most days.
fuel for the mule
The doctor pretty much assured me the chest discomfort I was having was some kind of costochondritis (even though its pretty different from last time). So not long after coming home, despite my back still being kinda fucked I went out at out had a real awesome little evening ride. I might rack up a few more miles tonight. Attempted a PR to improve my top 10 time and see how well I could challenge the KOM in my literal backyard but finding 6 seconds on such a short hill segment will be tougher than I realized.Eager to join some beginner group rides now that I've routinely proven to myself I can keep up.
>>1906427was that before or after you ate it lol. looks pure minging.
>>1906465>looks pure minging.Australian style mince meat pie so I guess you're not wrong
>>1906511I will never understand why Australia thinks they invented or modified the standard meat pie at all.
>>1906513iunno about australia but kiwi meat pies use a kind of puff/flaky pastry whereas a british meat pie like a cornish is more basic short crust right? It's basically that our meat pie is a commercial product not something with home kitchen roots. You can't really imagine gran in her kitchen laminating dough.
rode to a place with lots of plants and mushrooms
>>1906517A cornish pasty isn’t a meat pie. A meat pie in Australia is identical to the meat pie that has been served in the UK for a million years (where it actually has a true regional variant, pie and mash with eel liquor). It’s so strange. Aussie roadhouse/servo culture is a true regional variant and most Aussies don’t seem to know it exists. Probably because it doesn’t exist in Sydney and Melbourne.
>>1906531what kind of pastry does a UK meat pie use?
>>1906534Do I look like either a baker or a Kiwi to you lad
>>1906535I already told you and you ignored it. UK pie uses basic short pastry traditionally with suet whereas kiwi pie uses laminated, layered pastry, like croissants, which is fancy, and superior. I think aussie may well be the same.
>>1906536Eaten a lot of both, they’re the same shit
>>1906541try one when you aren't drunk
>>1906529Looks like floods pass from there
>>1906536>I think aussie may well be the same.I think you're right, the meat pie I had yesterday had the flakey croissant like pie crust, however I never tried a meat pie marketed as UK or British like those Aussie pies so I don't know for sure but the internet pictures do make it look like more like empanada/cornish pasty short bread more than laminated bread. There's also supposed to be ketchup but I skipped that>>1906541to be fair, there's probably UK meat pies that do use the laminated pie crust>>1906542impossible
>>1906531>mystery meat from the petrol station>"culture"holy fuck. Australia really is just "middle aisle of Aldi" England.anyway since this is the daily ride thread, has anyone else experienced car "drivers" trying to overtake you when you're also stuck behind traffic? I swear people's brains just turn off the second they get behind a steering wheel. Absolutely mental.I let them past even though there was no point because I couldn't go faster than the pickup I was behind, and *then* they were mad that I was following them. Of course I am you fat fuck, what did you think was going to happen.(for the record I ride a shitty hybrid and I do not wear lycra)
Pedal bearings need preload adjusted. Maybe that's what's been making a clicking noise.
Windy again today, windier tomorrow.
>>1906655how are you enjoying the BioPace® wheels anon?
Did a hill climb yesterday, (1500ft) now my legs are sore. I'm going to keep doing it every other day untill I get really strong. At the top a group of old guys in Lycra offered to let me ride with them but dropped me after 5 minutes because i wasn't keeping up. Embarrassing.
>>1906646Those were the most difficult pedals I've ever removed probably took me over an hour with one of those huge Park PW4 wrenches. At one point I decided to use my air impact gun to no effect. When I finally got them off there were still signs of anti-seize on the threads. The pedals threaded back in easily, I used grease instead of anti-seize this timeThe pedal that was extra wobbly had its axle seal disintegrate so moisture was able to work is way in. I got most of the play out of it. Pedals have the tiniest bearings.
50th day in a row riding today. It warmed up enough I can switch back to summer shoes, though I'll take my shoe covers. Switching from my clipless boots requires lowering the saddle a 1/4 to 1/2". Next week might be warm enough to ride without a jacket.
another nice after work ride
Dog / house sitting tonight. Will leave for a ride straight from here in the morning, so I rode over in jeans with my cycling stuff in a pannier. It feels weird riding without cycling shorts.
>>1907189Found a break in the weather. Took the EEB to Noosa. Drank some Cognac and took some Oxy and chainsmoked and watched the babes. Absolute Kino Afternoon.
For a little while, contrails were casting shadows on the clouds.
>learning to trackstand>pull up to red light>hmm I think I can trackstand until light turns green>hold it for about 30 seconds >fall over>light turns green people saw
>>1907462just get up, smile and take a bow to everyone. instead of thinking you're an object of ridicule, they'll just think you're a funny guy who doesn't take himself too seriously
Today I met a guy riding a single speed (in the city) with only a front brake. He said that he doesn't use it and just puts his foot down to stop, absolute madlad. Also went for a big hilly gravel ride.
Think I'm getting close to the end of my riding streak. If I wasn't dog sitting I probably wouldn't ride today. Going back and forth a few times will get me 12 km a day today and tomorrow if I don't do any other riding. But the weather is nice Monday so I may take either the road bike or touring bike out for the first time this year. Sometimes switching bikes is as good as a rest.
>>1907565https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M5Pwxw8akoRabbits running around yesterday while I was walking the dog.
>>1907281lol. ain't nothing changed.
Set a whole bunch of PRs today. First decently long ride in a week. I've been doing lots of hills though as little as I've managed to ride recently, and weight loss has helped for the climbs for sure. Probably improved my FTP a bit too compared to my previous estimates? Feel pretty satisfied just wish I did more actually. Went a new route but not sure I'll be repeating it. Fucking nasty road surface, basically more suitable for gravel tires. I'll be getting a new (used) bike in a few days and it should be a bit of an upgrade, so extra motivation to explore my potential there. Maybe I can think of setting a top 10 on those segments in the future, but they are somewhat popular. Until then I'll have to be satisfied with my standings on these more meme segments.
57.6kmh top speed today, feels good. Should get even faster when my slick tyres arrive finally.
>>1907616The new DT EXC1200 carbon wheels are a nice change :)
>>1907768The Knobby Tire and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.
>>1907786Well i used to use this bike for mtb but now it’s more useful on streets cause it has a nice rack and comfy geos
>>1907768yes, slicks will make a huge differencebody position also makes a big difference, remember to tuck down and stick your elbows to your torso and knees to the bike frame
>>1907819There was no question in that post, this isn’t /bqg/
>>1907823someone's a lil cunty today
I tried being clever attaching an old gopro to my jacket using a hard drive magnet. Stayed securely attached, but flopped up and down resulting in unwatchable video. Maybe if I attach the metal plate to an old HR strap.
Up to 54 days in a row riding, which is 3x my previous record. At this point I might as well ride another week to make it an even 2 months.I need to do a ride after dark so I can aim my dynamo light. I moved it from the rack to fork crown after taking the front rack off my touring bike. It's a trial an error kind of thing since the light is only bright while moving. The stand light is very dim.
I could hear a bad noise coming from my rear hub toward the end of today's ride. No grease at all left in the drive side. Some damage to the cone, freehub race and bearings so I just cleaned everything up filled it with grease and put it back together.
Really warm today, rode in shorts in the evening. First ride of the year on the touring bike. Went later this evening so I could adjust my light after it started getting dark. Tire is in the way now, so I'll need to move my projection sticker over.
28C when I started a ride this evening, and just a few weeks ago I was still wearing a balaclava on rides. Pelted by a few insects. I forgot that my everyday glasses don't work well when riding drop bars, the riding position has me looking at the top of the frames. Last year I'd just wear my old glasses for rides.
Short 12 km ride tonight. I tried to get this sun hole alignment last night but none of my pictures had it. A bunch more from tonight that were off, easy to lose it between when you line it up and press the shutter.
Got windy and it is supposed to be wind all tomorrow.
I ended up stopping several times to take pictures. I try to take a bunch since many often don't turn out.
No moon detail at all on a zoomed out shot.
1 hour ride after work.
shredded the local bike park today - This really is all the bike you actually need.
>>1909030this would have looked better if you used a street light to frame it instead of the power pole. appreciate the effort tho.>>1909051invest in a headlight for night rides! looks like a nice path. >>1909176our definitions of shred must be different. why only 1 brake?
>>1909187Front brake too...anon is gonna fly over their handlebars.
>>1909187I don't have any idea why the pic posted sideways . Wouldn't let me delete either.Anyone recommend a great headlight for night riding?
>>19091951995/6 specialized crossroads.
>>1909176> shredded the local bike park todayno, you didn't
>>1909029Yesterday ended up being the last day of my riding streak, 58 days in a row starting back on March 8th. There were 2 blizzards during that period where I managed to find a window to ride. Riding plus doing yard work this week has worn me out. Might as well take advantage of the less good weather for a break.
Holy fuck why do people use some of the most blinding fucking strobing headlights and tail lights? That shit must cause more accidents than it prevents. I can't see shit ahead when some people ride past me with those in a 2 way bike lane. It's probably worse on a road with cars.
>>1909263>That shit must cause more accidents than it preventsIt seems to make steering wheel holders look up from the giant iPhone on the dashboard and prevent close calls ("I didn't see you! you came out of nowhere! you should wear neon!" Sharon you weren't even looking where you were going)
dead quiet in the mountains yesterday, was very nice.
>>1909296lots of elk and one moose in the trees this time
>>1909215dat Veronica Vaughn... is one piece..... of ace
rode down to the creek to take some pics my mate refuses to sit on the back cause its gay
>>1909475>cause its gayit's true. that bike is super gay
Make sure you're sitting comfortably because I have a funny story.Replaced the cleats on my shoes, but I still had the tension on the pedals dialled up to compensate for the wear on the old ones... short story long I thought I was clipped in when I wasn't, stamped on it to go and road rage at a car 'driver' who was millimetres away from knocking me off, but instead flew off the pedals and slammed my dick on the stem so hard I smashed the screen on my GPS. Weirdly it doesn't hurt but my ball sack is now purple.
>>1909999Did that happen today? If so, it's going to hurt real bad tomorrow when the adrenaline and shock wears off.
About 5:00 am this morning
same bike. same park. the canopy is coming back, so it's nice and shady. i will need to start bringing 2 bottles soon.
>>1910145>it's going to hurt real bad tomorrow when the adrenaline and shock wears offyeah nah, still fine actually. I'm extremely lucky it wasn't worse.
I love construction. Nice being able to do evening rides in shorts and a short sleeve jersey. I should bring my better light, it's still getting dark before I get home.
I was scanning through the ADS-B flight tracking playback to see if and when the aerial images of the city were taken this year. I managed to find the 4 days they plane was flying. I went for a long ride during the day the majority of the city was imaged. I compared my track to the plane's track using the time slider in Google Earth and there was only one spot where we came fairly close. Might be able to spot myself in the imagery when it goes live in a month or two.
>>1905653>post scootoki have lots of pics of my scoot and could quite happily spam this thread into 404 but that would be rude of me so if you want to see moar pics of my scoot then check @VeloVaperi ride my scoot for about 8-10 hours every day (when it's not raining)
>>1910550How many miles do you have on it? How often do you service it?Food delivery I'm guessing.
>>1910563I've only put 35.5k kilometres on this scooter and I've had it since June last year. That's about 22k miles. I've had some licence suspensions in that time but I usually do about 50k kilometres a year.I deliver hot food most mornings through to the early afternoon, and I'm servicing this scooter every two months. It's a Honda PCX 160 and it has been almost faultless. I do recommend.Are you also a scooter chad?
>>1910599explain why you think that scooters aren't suitable for transportation
nopeperspray,,,grab asalt gun,,,2am,,messing with my trike?,salami slicespilled,,its thebear!,getting casual?,NOWAY!,,sayHenlo to my little friend!,Pew,Pew!,,,,,weseason ourbearbutts.
>>1905653I'm gonna take some taint shots of my bike tomorrow and post them
Run to the hills...
>>1910776I'm not seeing any bears in this pic? did a bear try to get you, Bacon?
>>1910878yabear,,,camera wason trike,,bear notafraid of me,,mistake!,,used saltgun to pepper and flavor his ass!,,so,ya,shot a Bear.,,,,he TRASHED my trash,,thick fur cushioned his butt.pic>eggers.
Later start, took my headlight that is capable of illuminating the road.
Got back home after sunset but before it got dark enough I would have needed the light. The gravel roads had nice packed tracks thanks to some rain on Friday.
Just been on a 26 mile round trip up and down a disused railway, sun was shining, it was very quiet and peaceful, only saw a handful of folks. That's probably the furthest I've cycled non stop, not counting a brief cider and pork pie break at the halfway point. Took me 3.5 hours.
>>1911264Cool train. What country is this in?
Rednecks and their jacked up trucks. Insects are getting worse.
>>1902232s'gotta big dish
The 3, 180 degree corners of the BMX track got paved today. Looking on their website it appears that's the only part of the track getting paved. The mosquitos are getting bad, start coming after you any time you stop. Was 30C when I started my ride after supper.
>>1898249>pls no I don't want the pressureYou need the pressure, fatty.
snack break, return of the green
Lower headset bearing in not so good condition. LBS ordered me the wrong size and this one isn't going back in. I'll borrow a bearing from my fat bike until the new ones arrive. Going to have to protect the headset from road spray a bit better riding during spring melts.
>>1912601>not so good conditionlol, it's completely obliterated. It might be worth just getting a new entire headset, if you have let a caged bearing get that bad the races are probably fucked and you'll end up with "indexed steering", ask me how I know. Good opportunity to upgrade to a cartridge bearing.>but I don't want to buy tools I'm going to use exactly onceyou need a couple of beers, a hammer and a quick release skewer.
>>1912622It is (was) a sealed bearing.
>>1912622also two top caps, forgot about that.I won't spoon feed you on how these should be used though, if you can't do it just smoke more meth until you can.
>>1912623those look like races and ball bearings to me mate
>>1912626It used to look like this, normally they don't come apart.
>>1912601Swapping the bearing with one from my fat bike fix numerous issues I was having lately. Just the tiniest amount of play in the lower part of the headset caused shaking while using the front brake, the front wheel to oscillate back and forth while riding, various clunking noises, generally shitty handling on rough surfaces.Although the old bearing was destroyed all the shrapnel was contained within the cartridge so there was no damage to the pressed in alloy frame cup that holds it. Handlebars are butter smooth again.
The main runway at the airport is getting repaved this year. So no planes flying over my house all summer, it will be so quiet.
brompton graveling in the woods edition
>>1913172nice, I was in Czechia this week and took my dahon to Karlstejn
>>1913105Most of that trail is chalk like, that is white dust coating the dried mud from my last ride..
>>1913217nobody wants to see a dirty grundle, anon. the tunnel does look fun though. i wouldn't want to ride through it every day or when it's especially muddy.
>>191126426 miles on flat bars with no sweep is a long ride. that weather do be perfect tho
Shaggy looking fellow at the elk pen. Was far too windy for the route I picked tonight, should have did a city ride.
I love evening summer rides, but damned if it makes it hard to get to sleep.
This weekend night was so moist my mirror fogged up
>>1913378Are you in SK? Was going to ride today but air quality is 11/10 again so I guess not...
>>1913508This was yesterdays ride before the smoke returned
>>1913508Yes, it was very gloomy looking yesterday evening but the smoke was at a high altitude so there was no smoke smell at all. There was a day earlier in the week the smoke was thick where I didn't ride.
>>1913529Nice cloud free grey sky, with a red sun yesterday evening. Grey again today.
I just remembered my Strava distance was approaching 123456. Aaaand I overshot it by a bit less than tonight's ride. I had even put a cell on my ride tracking spreadsheet telling me how far away it was, but I hadn't been paying attention to it lately. Could have lengthened yesterdays ride by 4 km to land on it.
how do i get over the fear of jumpseven the small ones feel super claustrophobic, small landing area etc