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Forum: Commuting 06-14-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,287
Posted By LyzurJane
Yep. Low pony tail. When I need to look...

Yep. Low pony tail. When I need to look "professional," I can put it in a French braid and hairspray it. The helmet fits over the braid, and there's no helmet head.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-04-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,243
Posted By LyzurJane
On the Hubway up here, I've found that the most...

On the Hubway up here, I've found that the most common problem with those Alta bikes is that the lever to adjust the seat is too loose. Then you end up sliiiiiiiding down part way through your ride....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-03-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,782
Posted By LyzurJane
I hope that either you have never actually done...

I hope that either you have never actually done this, or that by "obviously unhandicapped" you mean they're not driving a vehicle with handicapped plates or a tag. Not all physical disabilities are...
Forum: Commuting 06-01-13, 07:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,387
Posted By LyzurJane
To this I would add that sometimes you might have...

To this I would add that sometimes you might have to ride on a sidewalk for a bit when transitioning between the road and an MUP, or between MUPs over a bridge, or something like that. Here, I can...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-17-13, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 967
Posted By LyzurJane
The report is out, and the article is closely...

The report is out, and the article is closely based on its results. There's a link to a .pdf of the report on the right hand side of the article.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-17-13, 05:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 967
Posted By LyzurJane
I doubt the cycle tracks proposed would trap...

I doubt the cycle tracks proposed would trap cyclists in a door zone. The couple that I've ridden around here (Boston) that have already been installed don't do that, even when they're between the...
Forum: Commuting 05-16-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By LyzurJane
I have this...

I have this...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-15-13, 06:28 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,239
Posted By LyzurJane
I agree, but in a lot of places, and probably...

I agree, but in a lot of places, and probably even most places, you're not going to be able to get the volume of women bikers riding at night to arrive at whatever critical mass creates the positive...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-14-13, 06:25 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,239
Posted By LyzurJane
I'd be pretty pissed if someone told me I...

I'd be pretty pissed if someone told me I shouldn't ride at night. As though they're in a better position to know what's best for me than I do.

I'd second your experience of having men confront...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-14-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,239
Posted By LyzurJane
This is definitely a concern of mine. I had a...

This is definitely a concern of mine. I had a scary experience recently of getting harassed by some men in a car when I was biking home around 1am. There happened to be a police car nearby, so I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-13-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,239
Posted By LyzurJane
I don't think anyone's talking about looking like...

I don't think anyone's talking about looking like a slob. I was specifically talking about hair and makeup. And even more specific than that, I was saying that if a woman tells you she's concerned...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-12-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,239
Posted By LyzurJane
We've seen on this thread some accounts of women...

We've seen on this thread some accounts of women avoiding a bike commute because they don't want to show up to work with mussed hair and makeup. But I'm not sure why this concern isn't taken...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-03-13, 07:30 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,086
Posted By LyzurJane
I see complaints like this on these forums all...

I see complaints like this on these forums all that time, but I've never actually seen anyone like this using the MUPs in Boston. I guess they stick to the roads around here. Or maybe they're...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-03-13, 05:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,086
Posted By LyzurJane
That's the opposite of what people are supposed...

That's the opposite of what people are supposed to do around here. Most joggers and even casual walkers around here have no problem understanding the etiquette. Slower traffic keeps right, and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-30-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,188
Posted By LyzurJane
But saying "on your left" isn't the same as "get...

But saying "on your left" isn't the same as "get out of my way." It's "I'm passing you on your left, so please be aware of my position and don't move further to the right."

I have a bell on one...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By LyzurJane
Thanks for the input, all. I'm going with the...

Thanks for the input, all. I'm going with the Kenda K-40 gumwalls. I'm looking for decent yet cost effective tires, and I love the look of the gumwalls. Will let you know if I have a problem with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-13-13, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By LyzurJane
Raleigh LTD-3 replacement tires

The tires on my trusty commuter bike (Raleigh LTD-3) are getting very worn and I need to replace them soon. Any recommendations?

Would it be totally gauche to put gumwall tires on an LTD-3,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-09-13, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By LyzurJane
The officer didn't ticket the cyclist, though. ...

The officer didn't ticket the cyclist, though. Isn't that essentially admitting that the cyclist wasn't at fault? If the cyclist hadn't signaled, he would have been ticketed.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-03-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,402
Posted By LyzurJane
Salmons also get in the way of other cyclists who...

Salmons also get in the way of other cyclists who are trying to ride with traffic in that same lane position. It's harder to figure out how to safely pass a cyclist that's coming towards you than...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 03-04-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,109
Posted By LyzurJane
The bike weighs about 25 lbs, according to my...

The bike weighs about 25 lbs, according to my bathroom scale. Yes, I actually did treat it like a house cat and pick it up to weigh it. Considering my other bike weighs about 40lbs, this thing...
Forum: Commuting 03-03-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,570
Posted By LyzurJane
You should also look up the cycling laws for your...

You should also look up the cycling laws for your state and municipality. Just google "yourstate bike laws," and check the source to make sure you're looking at something published by a government...
Forum: Northeast 02-26-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 908
Posted By LyzurJane
I've had bad experiences with International...

I've had bad experiences with International Bicycle Center in Allston (on Brighton Ave.), mostly because they're loathe to repair anything on my Raleigh. But even for basic work, I've had them give...
Forum: Introductions 02-23-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 177
Posted By LyzurJane
I paid 175 for it. Totally 80s-tastic color...

I paid 175 for it. Totally 80s-tastic color scheme, with the red/silver/red fade. 300960
Forum: Introductions 02-23-13, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Hi
Views: 177
Posted By LyzurJane
Hi

Hello all,

I'm a bike commuter in Boston. I've been riding my Raleigh 3 speed for a number of years, and just decided to get a road bike for longer rides. With some good advice from the forums...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-23-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By LyzurJane
This bit was the most interesting to me. ...

This bit was the most interesting to me.

I've thought for a while that in states where new motorists have to log a certain number of driving hours with an experienced driver before getting their...
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