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Test its accuracy. Find a local tool dealer - Snap-On, Mac, Matco, etc. They will have a torque wrench tester on their truck. If it's off, get it calibrated. Calibration is a normal maintenance item for torque wrenches, even the digital ones.
Interesting. I think I have these growing in my yard. 30 some years ago my Grandpa mailed us blackberry roots from the plant he had growing under the downspout at the corner of his house, on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. We had four plants, but only two still survive. I live in SW Ontario, Canada.…
Scrappper   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
"I look great wearing skin tight shorts with a diaper stitched in side them while wearing  a psychedelic billboard jersey while riding a neon pink-orange-yellow-purple bike???"   Of course!!  And you want the search...
I would love to find a pair of knee pads that fit fat legs.  I ride singletrack, or just easy stuff - because that's mostly what's around here - so I don't...
Scrappper   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
Oh, and one that bites me all too often "I can just ride over that stick." 20+ years ago out on my first ride on the new bike, headed downhill on a wide open...
Scrappper   1 week ago
replied to Lies we tell ourselves
 
"I can get this ride in before the rain hits." - ER visit - broken ribs - battered shoulder - many scrapes and bruises -
When I ride in the rain... :) I wear a fingerless pair. I washed them last fall after I crashed hard and they were full of mud. I didn't ride again for almost three months, and then I was wearing winter gloves. I have not ridden much this year as my shoulder still is giving…
Trails are built with wet weather in mind, and are open year round. Pack the snow down in winter and ride a fat bike. Nature is not always dry and pristine, mud is natural.
Scrappper   on Jun 16, 2019
replied to best bike watches?
 
I am using the Lezyne Micro C watch.  When I'm riding, I have it mounted on the handlebars so I can see it, and use the buttons, easily.  I have found the...
What the heck is Shoegazer? I don't listen to music while trail riding, but I often do when road riding (country/small town, very little traffic). I went with Rock n Roll, but Country is right up there too. I like a variety of high energy music while working out.
I crashed and broke 2, maybe 3 ribs back on Sept 28th, 2018.  It was 6 weeks before the stabbing pain of the fractures moving went away, even longer before sneezing wasn't...
Scrappper   on Dec 23, 2018
replied to Any gay bikers out there?
 
According to Merriam Webster, the top definition of gay is: 1) happily excited 2) keenly alive and exuberant: having or inducing high spirits Going by this information I would surmise that just about every...
I will get back out there, I just have to make sure that I don't cause any further injury.  Shoulders are not to be messed with. In the meantime I am still playing...
I have loved biking ever since that first moment when I rode faster than Dad could run and I was on my own two wheels.  Growing up we destroyed bikes through unrelenting...
Yep. 9 1/2 weeks since I crashed and broke some ribs. Ribs aren't much of a problem anymore, until I try and stretch. But, now that the ribs don't bother me and I can move/work a lot more freely, I've discovered how badly I hurt my left shoulder when I landed. Brandon (my Chiropractor/RMT/Strength and…
Get antiquated with poutine!! LOL Yes, eating too much poutine may age your health prematurely, but hopefully you can ride off the extra calories. Maybe you should just get acquainted.... it'll be an awesome friendship!
That first one should be don't ride trails when the conditions are not appropriate for the trail. The writers here need to understand that trail conditions vary greatly across the world. There are lots and lots of places where the trails are not destroyed the minute a bike tire hits them in less than sunny…
Scrappper   on Oct 25, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
Hmm.... the argument between being injured in a bike crash vs being injured in a bathroom fall..... I'm at a draw. So far I have had one significant injury from a bike crash...
Scrappper   on Oct 21, 2018
replied to Should I wear a helmet for biking?
 
We didn't wear helmets when we were kids, and we rode all the time.  No one wore helmets in the 90's.  One kid in my class (elementary school) fancied himself a "cyclist". ...
Scrappper   on Sep 29, 2018
replied to Your best crash story
 
So.... no punctured lung, but “inconclusive” results as to any broken ribs.  Major bruising showing on knees and legs.  Shoulder will probably show bruising later.
Scrappper   on Sep 29, 2018
replied to Your best crash story
 
It was only supposed to be a light rain.  It was not.  And it was early. No big deal, I don’t mind getting wet. Trail was getting slick in the open areas, but still...
I live in Canada, where marijuana will be legalized on October 17th of this year. I personally do not partake. But, my dad has a prescription for CBD (with a tiny amount of THC) that is used as a pain killer primarily. He fell last year and has permanent back/nerve damage. The use of CBD…
 
Hit a local trail in the rain, after it had been raining for days. Yes, the trail was softer than usual, and there were puddles and muddy places, but otherwise the trail was fine. And it was fine when it "dried out". The water crossing was deeper than usual, but that just made it more…
Is it snag resistant? Most of my riding "injuries" seem to come from being snagged by thorns, miss-navigating a corner and getting into burrs, side swiping a tree and scraping an elbow or knee, etc. Having a material that slides rather than snagging would be great!
Scrappper   on Sep 19, 2018
replied to Pet Peeves of the Trail
 
On my last ride I was going through a nice, gentle downhill section that just weaved back and forth nicely, was totally enjoying the flow of it.  Then I came around a...
Scrappper   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Familiar Trails vs. Exploring
 
I like both riding familiar trails and exploring new ones. Where I live, trail riding is either atv/rail/road/open type trails, or are single track through a conservation area.  Riding a single track trail...
Scrappper   on Sep 17, 2018
replied to Pet Peeves of the Trail
 
The usual - hikers, garbage, poop, rude people in general, etc. Mosquitoes!!  I rode Friday evening after work.  It was completely still, humid, and warm (started at 31C, dropped to 23C).  I'm used...
So is there a flat pedal shoe that will stick to pedals (I use Shimano Saints) but are useful for more varied conditions? A local 20 km trail has pavement, gravel, hard pack dirt, loose dirt, sand, mud, water crossings, roots, rocks, and steep ups and downs. So far I just wear my Columbia Drainmaker…
Is that sole sticky enough to hike up a steep, muddy creek bank while hauling a bike?
“I’m sick and tired of my mom and dad posting pictures of them riding dirt, and I have to ride a sidewalk to school,” Umm.... why don't you go ride the dirt with mom and dad after school or on weekends? If we didn't want to ride the school bus, we rode our bikes to…
It's a rather easy thing to have happen.  I was heading back to my truck, bombing down a flat trail, came around a right hand turn and was face to face with...
Scrappper   on Aug 16, 2018
replied to Do you ride "on" or "in" your bike?
 
Bought my bike 11 months ago, moved from a rigid 26" that didn't fit right to a hard tail 29" that fits quite nicely. So far, for the majority of my riding, I...
Scrappper   on Jul 29, 2018
replied to Creaking noise
 
I recently developed a creaking noise too.  The harder I cranked, the worse it was.  Went away completely while cruising or just lightly pedaling on flat land.  If I stood still and...
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