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Forum: Winter Cycling 12-11-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,388
Posted By WPeabody
This. ...

This.

http://road.cc/content/news/100446-pedal-power-pole-welsh-woman-aims-be-first-complete-antarctic-epic
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 10-07-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,748
Posted By WPeabody
Here in CA people still look at my trike as...

Here in CA people still look at my trike as though it's an alien ship. When parked, a lot of people have gotten the front and rear mixed up... LOL
BTW, I use my trike as transportation. Walking is...
Forum: Living Car Free 09-24-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,272
Posted By WPeabody
Walked a quarter mile in 2 ft of snow, ambient...

Walked a quarter mile in 2 ft of snow, ambient temps were -30 F. Later heard the wind chill was -70 F. This was in Maine.

Biked for almost 2 hours in 32 F, but I don't know what the wind chill...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-24-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
Posted By WPeabody
Yes, to the OP's question... the most notable was...

Yes, to the OP's question... the most notable was an ambulance in non-emergency mode that charged past us over the double line as we were moving into the left lane of an intersection. At least they...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-24-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,977
Posted By WPeabody
Not so sure that anyone has to worry about...

Not so sure that anyone has to worry about measuring the 3 foot law per se, but rather whether the car comes close enough to sideswipe the cyclist, or makes an aggressive close pass in an attempt to...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,431
Posted By WPeabody
Great videos, been following them for years... :D

Great videos, been following them for years... :D
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-29-13, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 122,312
Posted By WPeabody
Grocery shopping, 6-7 mile round trip pulling the...

Grocery shopping, 6-7 mile round trip pulling the Burley flatbed, per the usual. Sometimes I go to another town to do grocery shopping there, it's a 26 mile round trip, and pleasant for the most part.
Forum: Living Car Free 07-28-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By WPeabody
Our garage is storing a 48 year old muscle car...

Our garage is storing a 48 year old muscle car that needs an engine rebuild. That, along with the rest of my adult son's stuff. I'm charging him rent for it. There is still room to keep my daughter's...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-27-13, 08:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,582
Posted By WPeabody
That is one reason why cars are far more popular...

That is one reason why cars are far more popular than bicycles. Plus, they don't take much effort to get going, they protect you from weather and intruders, they can carry a lot of stuff and go long...
Forum: Recumbent 05-22-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,636
Posted By WPeabody
The streets I live on have rather high curbs,...

The streets I live on have rather high curbs, with wheelchair access ramps. I have a MUP alongside a street I use when I just want to diddy-bop along, and not worry about cars trying to pass me on a...
Forum: Recumbent 05-22-13, 03:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,555
Posted By WPeabody
Meh, I don't care about image. I am happpy to be...

Meh, I don't care about image. I am happpy to be out and riding. now it's my transportation. It's certainly better than sitting at home, unable to ride a bike because of balance problems. I am not...
Forum: Recumbent 05-22-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By WPeabody
People do not have a problem seeing me on...

People do not have a problem seeing me on highways. It is parking lots that are troublesome for low riders. I have to proceed with caution, because other than my flags, I am not terribly visible when...
Forum: Commuting 05-21-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,124
Posted By WPeabody
BTW, I bought a pair of used ski poles to use as...

BTW, I bought a pair of used ski poles to use as trekking poles while on hikes. I carried them home across my rear rack, had some bright, reflective material at the ends facing the street, and rode...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-21-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By WPeabody
Had FedEx drivers constantly misdelivering my...

Had FedEx drivers constantly misdelivering my packages, always going to the house the next street up, even though the street has a decidedly different name. It turns out they were using GPS that...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-21-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By WPeabody
There's a point in my ride where I have to move...

There's a point in my ride where I have to move onto the left side of the roadway to enter the left turn lane at a light. That way people going into the right turn lane can now easily pass me on the...
Forum: Commuting 05-20-13, 08:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,124
Posted By WPeabody
I had a cheap retractable toasting fork I got for...

I had a cheap retractable toasting fork I got for a dollar from Target, attached a triangle to it, but, true to form for something so cheap, it soon broke. It was handy while it worked, though. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,965
Posted By WPeabody
Any vehicle with an exhaust pipe is a bane to...

Any vehicle with an exhaust pipe is a bane to people on recumbents... in stopped traffic I try to position myself away from being alongside the backs of vehicles... I was climbing a long hill and...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,322
Posted By WPeabody
I just found the way the article was slanted was...

I just found the way the article was slanted was that it seemed to be about how this is an example of how cylists and motorists are "clashing", when it was actually the rare person who was highly...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,272
Posted By WPeabody
I will signal my turns even if no one is around,...

I will signal my turns even if no one is around, (like cars are supposed to do, even when no one is around) The only time I point at people is I point outward toward the center of the road when I see...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 928
Posted By WPeabody
Ha, I occasionally run into the same problems as...

Ha, I occasionally run into the same problems as I would in a car, getting cut off, or tailgated, or honked at, or stupid comments, and even the rare time I get stuck in traffic because it is too...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-20-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,322
Posted By WPeabody
Oy... some of the people on the news site...

Oy... some of the people on the news site commenting on the article are making it all about cyclists versus motorists. It was the rare case of an unstable individual who needs some serious...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-06-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By WPeabody
BTW, my daughter got back on her bike after a...

BTW, my daughter got back on her bike after a long hiatus and is riding like a champ. So nice to have somebody to ride with. I'm hoping she will be able to get to the point where she can make the...
Forum: Living Car Free 05-06-13, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By WPeabody
Maybe about half a dozen? But I got there early...

Maybe about half a dozen? But I got there early on the first day when they were still setting up. I wanted to avoid the crowds. It's a challenging ride for most people, narrow roads, often no...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-29-13, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By WPeabody
Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not bad mouthing...

Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm not bad mouthing public transit! :) I don't have control over how I feel from riding them is all. And I cannot put my trike and trailer on a bus, either. Nor can I ride an...
Forum: Living Car Free 04-27-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By WPeabody
Oh, and the bus fare is $2.50 per ride, and if we...

Oh, and the bus fare is $2.50 per ride, and if we both rode the bus it would cost us $10 just for getting to a place, and transfers are another $2.50... that adds up pretty fast.
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