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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 04:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,880
Posted By CptjohnC
Fair point, and my apologies. Your answer with...

Fair point, and my apologies. Your answer with regard to Bethesda and the posted limit is spot on. I guess I'm more focused on the un-posted but apparently enforceable speed limit elsewhere on the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,880
Posted By CptjohnC
So another reference to a speed limit (on NPS...

So another reference to a speed limit (on NPS trails) without a source. I visited the NPS website (http://www.nps.gov/gwmp/planyourvisit/mtvernontrail.htm) dedicated to the Mount Vernon Trail and...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-03-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,880
Posted By CptjohnC
Not to be dumb, but where is the CCT speed limit...

Not to be dumb, but where is the CCT speed limit posted? Is this just a MoCo thing? I've never seen a posted limit on the CCT between Chain Bridge and Georgetown. But according to a 2008 WaPo...
Forum: Commuting 04-14-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 803
Posted By CptjohnC
If you don't care what graphics they have, just...

If you don't care what graphics they have, just that they have graphics, you can try Cycling Apparel: Jerseys, Shorts, Bibs, & Accessories USA Made by Voler (http://voler.com/) and look at their...
Forum: Commuting 03-07-14, 10:38 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,739
Posted By CptjohnC
So many others have said it, but I will throw my...

So many others have said it, but I will throw my 2 cents in: I disagree with the premise.

I think there could be a way of going camping that would be 'playing poor' -- if I went and set up my Taj...
Forum: Commuting 01-27-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,404
Posted By CptjohnC
By my most direct route, I am a hair under your...

By my most direct route, I am a hair under your 40 mile limit, RT, but my preferred route is a little over 40. It takes me a hair under 90 minutes to ride to work, and five or more extra minutes to...
Forum: Commuting 01-24-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By CptjohnC
technically, this was from a trip to the post...

technically, this was from a trip to the post office, not a commute, but I'd look about the same either way.

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Forum: Commuting 01-17-14, 10:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 7,738
Posted By CptjohnC
I'm the lowest of the low; I am a lawyer for a...

I'm the lowest of the low; I am a lawyer for a federal agency in Washington DC.
Forum: Commuting 11-13-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,049
Posted By CptjohnC
Home to work is about 19 miles by my usual,...

Home to work is about 19 miles by my usual, relatively direct morning route. My most frequent alternative brings that up to 21 miles. The reverse trip is generally slightly (.5 miles?) longer, due to...
Forum: Commuting 09-20-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,519
Posted By CptjohnC
FWIW I've used my Road Morph on MTB tires and it...

FWIW I've used my Road Morph on MTB tires and it works well enough. I'm sure the Mt. Morph is faster, but if I had multiple bikes, I'd err on the side of the Road version. It is good enough that I...
Forum: Commuting 09-18-13, 07:58 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,529
Posted By CptjohnC
I've been commuting regularly (but not every day)...

I've been commuting regularly (but not every day) since 2010, and I've made contact with vehicles on 3 occasions, all within the past year (yes, I changed routes - why do you ask?).

1 was...
Forum: Commuting 09-03-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,695
Posted By CptjohnC
Caveat: I have NOT tried riding in these, but I...

Caveat: I have NOT tried riding in these, but I noticed some inexpensive golf pants at my local Costco for $20 which looked like 'business casual' khakis (in a variety of solid colors), but felt...
Forum: Commuting 08-29-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By CptjohnC
I don't know your neighborhood, but I've been...

I don't know your neighborhood, but I've been leaving a trunk rack on my car most of the time for years and it's never been stolen. I think about it sometimes, but so far, so good. This includes...
Forum: Commuting 08-20-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By CptjohnC
Thanks. I presume it is only useful for flat bar...

Thanks. I presume it is only useful for flat bar bikes, as I can't quite envision mounting it on my drops. And I'll be honest: I'm not sure I've ever used twist grip shifters - I'd guess you're right...
Forum: Commuting 08-19-13, 08:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By CptjohnC
I have multiple bikes, and I will spend hundreds...

I have multiple bikes, and I will spend hundreds of dollars on the right equipment, but that doesn't mean I'll throw away money on something that does not fulfill a basic need or solve a problem. My...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By CptjohnC
I use a super cheap "Action Shot" from Jakks...

I use a super cheap "Action Shot" from Jakks Pacific, mounted on the bars. If I had the cash, I'd probably go with a GoPro Hero; the image quality I've seen from Go Pro is worlds ahead of what I see...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By CptjohnC
I share your experience, somewhat, though I don't...

I share your experience, somewhat, though I don't think I totally match your sense. It is worth noting that the hill profile is such that I do a lot more climbing on the ride home. I too ride MWF...
Forum: Commuting 08-07-13, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By CptjohnC
By the rules I use, no pass, so you couldn't...

By the rules I use, no pass, so you couldn't count him as 'slayed'. I don't count passes made at lights or other crossings, or passes that are inherently unsafe. I make an exception for...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By CptjohnC
Yeah - that's kind of a tough intersection. Not...

Yeah - that's kind of a tough intersection. Not a lot of space, and lots of folks. It took me a while to get the idea of hanging back a little to leave the crossing clear for folks coming out of...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-13, 01:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By CptjohnC
You're just trying to get me to kill the rest of...

You're just trying to get me to kill the rest of the afternoon, aren't you? where on the MUP do you face your problem? I ride parts of the W&OD, the Custis and the Mt. Vernon, and I can't think of...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-13, 11:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By CptjohnC
I am fully aware that trackstanding takes skill,...

I am fully aware that trackstanding takes skill, and it is a skill I possess in small amounts -- that is to say, I can hold a steady stand for a few seconds. If you're good at it, then more power to...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,993
Posted By CptjohnC
I see this as far more of an indictment of...

I see this as far more of an indictment of gratuitous trackstanding, than an commentary on the merits of clipless versus platforms. I've never understood why people won't just learn to put a foot...
Forum: Commuting 08-02-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,682
Posted By CptjohnC
During the summer months, on my primary commuter,...

During the summer months, on my primary commuter, I roll with one light, mounted on an accessory bar (which is, itself, connected to the handlebars).

During the winter months, when lights are for...
Forum: Commuting 07-26-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By CptjohnC
I love Lezyne pumps from a design/aesthetic...

I love Lezyne pumps from a design/aesthetic standpoint, and they are certainly very well made. That said, I have never been let down by my Topeak Road Morph G.
Forum: Commuting 07-19-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 791
Posted By CptjohnC
there have been few actual studies of lane...

there have been few actual studies of lane splitting for motorcycles, but to my knowledge, those that exist support that, when done correctly, it is safer than sitting in the traffic (cars change...
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