Daily Ride Thread
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My polo shirt wearing steel bike riding overweight self saw a guy get on the trail up ahead of me.
He was on a TT bike with high profile carbon wheels.
He was slender and in lycra and a tight jersey.
I did what I do, I tried to see if I could catch up and pass him.
I did this.
Not looking back I bumped up the speed, not wanting to be passed back but needing a speed a could maintain for a while.
I rode at twenty-two and a half mile per hour.
Felt good but a couple hundred yards later.
He flew back by me, all tucked in and aero, like I was standing still.
There's not way he can keep this up I told myself, decided to ride at 23mph, that's the most I can cruise at for any time.
The trail was straight and you can see nearly a mile of it at a time. He just kept getting smaller of in the distance and disappeared.
>MFW that was the fastest rider I ever seen, had been to cruising over 30mph.
Impressive but I felt so slow. Gonna have to lose more weight and get an aero bike and a jersey.
White hags comically rail against bike lanes
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This is comedy gold, here is a Youtube video where old, bored white housewives make some of the absurdist arguments against "bike lanes"(really these are not fucking lanes, they are just lame lines painted on the road that any motorist can ignore):
>“You are covering Coronado with paint stripe pollution,” said resident Gerry Lounsbury.
>“The graffiti on the streets does not help our property values,” declared Aileen Oya.
>The lanes “bring to mind a visual cacophony that if you look there long enough it will induce a dizzying type of vertigo,” said Carolyn Rogerson.
>Gerry MacCartee asked if the community couldn't think of a better option than “these black streets with these brilliant white lines everywhere because believe me, it takes away from your home, from your outlook on life.”
>And Darby Monger crafted an analogy to describe the addition of bike lanes to her beloved city.
>“It’s very similar to personally taking all three of my daughters to a tattoo parlor and having them completely body tattooed,” she said.
I discovered this via bikesnobnyc blog.
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Ordered a Crossbike, it arrived, and I think it is too big for me.
It is a 56cm frame sized bike, already asked for the rest of geometry data, but they don't have it.
I can stand flat on my feet, but the top tube is pressing against my balls.
The next smaller version would be 53cm.
But I fear the toptube would be too short and does leave me in an awkward position, not to mention that with the turning wheel I could touch it with my feet maybe.
I cannot test it, because I ordered it over the internet, the shop is hundreds of kilometres away.
So, should I stay with it, or go for the 53cm version?