Monday, July 15, 2013

Random Observations From The Passing Scene

Make sure your insurance is up to date.  It is not a matter of IF a vehicle will hit you.  Unfortunately, it is a matter of WHEN.

Never assume the Right-of-Way is yours – Even when it is.

A clean chain is a happy chain.  You’ll go faster, with less effort, too.

Our roads surfaces suck.  Negligent government agencies charged with keeping our roads in working order suck even more, because they are not doing their jobs.

Cooperation on group rides is a lot like trying to herd cats – Only, it is much more difficult.

Carbon wheels and racing tires for the street are a complete waste of money.

While the demise of a species is indeed tragic, why did the death of the Municipal Street Sweeper happen without even a whisper?

Cycling is full of a lot of sanctimonious snobs.  Screw ‘em.  Ride what you want, and wear what you want.  There is no such thing as a “Fred.”  We are all cyclists.

For the average rider on the average ride, two water bottles is overkill.  And, they are heavy, too.

25c and larger tires on a road bike are not a crime.

Wearing bib shorts for the first time is a lot like breathing air for the first time – Once you try it, you will want to keep on doing it.

The best ride food is the banana – Nature really knows what it is doing.

The Payday Bar – The unsung hero of ride food.  Pure protein and quick energy, all for about .50 cents a bar.

Just because the tire sidewall says “125 PSI Max,” does not mean that is what you should pump them up to.

Learn how to fix a flat.  You will be glad you did.

Do not fear color, whether it is your bike, components, accessories, or riding clothes.

Riding on your own will be one of the most liberating things you will ever do.  

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