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Forum: Commuting 08-25-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,254
Posted By acroy
nice write-up, RogerB... though i think i'm...

nice write-up, RogerB...
though i think i'm still party stuck in the 'assertive' zone. amazing how fast a minivan can go stop and turn corners :)
Forum: Commuting 08-25-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,557
Posted By acroy
our job isn't to train the motorists.... it's to...

our job isn't to train the motorists.... it's to get our shapely rear through the intersection safely, with minimal disruption. if cyclists are expected to roll through the intersection, do it. It's...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,577
Posted By acroy
still flat-free since going to tubless May 2007....

still flat-free since going to tubless May 2007. a couple scary moments, ran over a house key which lodged in the rear wheel (go figger) but kept enough pressure to finish the ride.

i routinely...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,147
Posted By acroy
zero in 2 yrs, down from 1 per 2-3 weeks ...

zero in 2 yrs, down from 1 per 2-3 weeks

tubeless rules all
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-11-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,711
Posted By acroy
Looks like the PBSF on Steady is about as bright...

Looks like the PBSF on Steady is about as bright as the Dinotte on Low - not bad for a little $20 bugger.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-11-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,397
Posted By acroy
At the risk of further injuring this dead...

At the risk of further injuring this dead horse...

the two things I find very nice about the led flashlight setups, and have convinced me to keep on this route, are:
-simplicty
-reliability

A...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-10-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
I was looking at the Electrolumens lights &...

I was looking at the Electrolumens lights & drop-ins. but they're kinda spendy and bigger flashlights then I prefer

Thanks for the pic of the ebay light vs. Trustfire
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
Thanks again, great info! is that Ebay light also...

Thanks again, great info! is that Ebay light also a flood? looks like a big ol' head, I tend to associate reflector size = throw.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
bleh, just read that... 8xAA? c'mon. that sucker...

bleh, just read that... 8xAA? c'mon. that sucker is huge too... Dissapointed.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
oooooo ...

oooooo
https://www.fenix-store.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_85&products_id=696
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
Thanks socalrider, lots of great info. I think...

Thanks socalrider, lots of great info. I think you're the person who mentioned the kaidomain light - it looked from the beamshot on the swebsite like it maybe got more of a throw, but it's juts a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
I had seen it, but dismissed it as too similar to...

I had seen it, but dismissed it as too similar to the P3d's I've got: similar runtime, beam pattern, brightness. Nice looking light though and does take the 18650 cell, a bonus in my book.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-09-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By acroy
ANOTHER flashlight thread - recommendations pls!

Help me spend some $$ on new flashlights please!

I commute a lot at night, country & city. Around 1hr roundtrip.

For reference, I’m currently using Fenix P3D’s and really like the beam...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-06-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By acroy
regardless, these are funny ads :)

regardless, these are funny ads :)
Forum: Commuting 02-06-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,928
Posted By acroy
If you have the option, go tubeless. ...

If you have the option, go tubeless.

Tubeless Rules All

The commute has no bike lanes and goes through a college area (lots of glass) and an industrial area (lots of scrap, tire wire, dead...
Forum: Commuting 02-06-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 6,771
Posted By acroy
post number 191 in this silly thread. Yay.

post number 191 in this silly thread. Yay.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 02-05-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By acroy
:lol::thumb:

:lol::thumb:
Forum: Commuting 02-05-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,145
Posted By acroy
$240 a year what I have budgeted for chains &...

$240 a year what I have budgeted for chains & tires.

if you don't want your's Ill take it, thanks! I do accept Paypal.
Forum: Commuting 02-05-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,145
Posted By acroy
easy there spanky, the country was founded on...

easy there spanky, the country was founded on "right-wing-Christian-family-values-party" principles....:lol:
Forum: Commuting 01-29-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,889
Posted By acroy
depends how much you care about it - it's all in...

depends how much you care about it - it's all in your head ;)
for me, it makes a huge difference. I LOVE commuting on a sweet ride and HATE commuting on a non-sweet ride.
Forum: Commuting 01-29-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By acroy
Hell yeah! rode every day threw on the...

Hell yeah!
rode every day
threw on the studded tires and cruised on in, no sweat. Well, some sweat, but I overdressed a bit.
Forum: Commuting 01-29-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,185
Posted By acroy
Tubeless Rules All my commute has no bike...

Tubeless Rules All

my commute has no bike lanes and goes through a college area (lots of glass) and an industrial area (lots of scrap, tire wire, glass, dead animals).

Averaged 1 flat per week...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-09, 03:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,856
Posted By acroy
I'm bucking the trend here - I don't like the...

I'm bucking the trend here - I don't like the Brooks. it felt weird and I could never get used to it. I put back on my trusty $40 (and half as heavy) WTB seat, and use it for anything under 20 miles....
Forum: Living Car Free 01-15-09, 04:37 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,473
Posted By acroy
Yes! we go through our whole house every 3-6mo to...

Yes! we go through our whole house every 3-6mo to get rid of stuff we don't need.
We don't live particulalry simply - we have a household of 4, a couple cars, bikes, toys of various descriptions......
Forum: Living Car Free 01-15-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,373
Posted By acroy
I use a cell phone on the road - on the bike ;)...

I use a cell phone on the road - on the bike ;) No problems!
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