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Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,217
Posted By Yan
"The dead rider was taken off his saddle by the...

"The dead rider was taken off his saddle by the bear and the other rode off to get help."

Just make sure you are that guy who rode off.
Forum: Touring 07-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 879
Posted By Yan
Hasn't happened to me with my S&S bike, but yes,...

Hasn't happened to me with my S&S bike, but yes, I've read the accounts as well. My only advice would be to show up at the airport early so you have time to take it up with the supervisor should the...
Forum: Touring 07-12-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Yan
Thanks for the great information! We are actually...

Thanks for the great information! We are actually flying into Bangkok for logistical reasons. We are hoping to cross into Myanmar by land, but will fly to Yangon if that is not possible. We will be...
Forum: Touring 07-10-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Yan
Anybody done a tour in Myanmar?

I'm heading over there for a four week tour at the end of the month. Interested in any information on:

1. Things to see / skip.
2. Safety
3. Status of land borders with Thailand
4. Road...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,705
Posted By Yan
I never got the point of these platform clipless...

I never got the point of these platform clipless pedals. Just get some touring type bike shoes and you can wear them all day like sneakers. Back when I was in school there were a couple of years when...
Forum: Touring 06-17-16, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 874
Posted By Yan
I use this sleeping pad. In addition to normal...

I use this sleeping pad. In addition to normal camping, I also use it for winter mountaineering in temperatures well below freezing. It is more than warm enough for any condition you will encounter...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By Yan
Here's the flaw in your logic: while kevlar vests...

Here's the flaw in your logic: while kevlar vests are indeed extremely effective in preventing a bullet from penetrating into a wearer's body, there are plenty of ways to be killed on the battlefield...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,127
Posted By Yan
Take the lane.

Take the lane.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Yan
I wouldn't expect someone to be able to do a...

I wouldn't expect someone to be able to do a track stand on a free wheel bike. It is exceedingly difficult.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 03:57 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,268
Posted By Yan
When I was hit by a car the driver's insurance...

When I was hit by a car the driver's insurance company paid the full replacement cost of the bike, no depreciation. The bike was a custom. All I had to do was take the parts list to a bike shop,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 03:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,469
Posted By Yan
95% of soldiers killed in Afghanistan were...

95% of soldiers killed in Afghanistan were wearing kevlar vests at the time of their death. Therefore kevlar vests are of limited use in protecting against combat deaths.

See the flaw in your...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-17-16, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Yan
The funny part is not that it happened to someone...

The funny part is not that it happened to someone famous; it's how the f. someone that young could possibly break an arm falling from lower than standing height. Also funny is the pretentiousness of...
Forum: Touring 05-11-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,695
Posted By Yan
I once used an REI Quarter Dome T2+, and have...

I once used an REI Quarter Dome T2+, and have since upgraded to an MSR Hubba Hubba NX. Both are two person tents. The MSR packs to a very small size. If you want the ultimate lightweight tent, you...
Forum: Touring 05-10-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By Yan
The reason is that my middle chaining is almost...

The reason is that my middle chaining is almost worn out, and a 130 BCD 38T chainring made by TA costs $65 to replace. This is half the cost of a new crankset. Furthermore I anticipate my inner...
Forum: Touring 05-10-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 933
Posted By Yan
What is your chainring gearing setup?

After years of riding a 48-38-24 triple and realizing that I almost never use the 48t outer ring, I've decided to replace my crankset with a mountain double. The choices are 38-24 or 34-24, paired...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-09-16, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By Yan
So what's the takeaway from this?

So what's the takeaway from this?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-09-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Yan
It looks like a basic but functional bike that...

It looks like a basic but functional bike that should provide many years of enjoyment. I agree that the price is very decent.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-09-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,646
Posted By Yan
The 3rd Wheel

The 3rd Wheel
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-07-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,477
Posted By Yan
Too much worrying. You could be hiking in...

Too much worrying. You could be hiking in Yosemite and be crushed by a deer falling off a cliff. You could be sitting by your computer right now and be killed by your light detaching from your...
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 815
Posted By Yan
If the bike you currently ride has two chainrings...

If the bike you currently ride has two chainrings in the front and five cogs in the rear, it is of the type typically called "ten speed".

Although not ideal, it is possible to tour with a road...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-16, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Yan
It's one of the most common user errors relating...

It's one of the most common user errors relating to bicycles. People don't realize those things are meant to be flipped, and simply tighten them by spinning. It's the reason most fork drop outs have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Yan
My Shimano XT hubs came with internal cam...

My Shimano XT hubs came with internal cam skewers. I've multiple bikes with horizontal drop outs and quick release wheels, and none have ever had a wheel move. My guess is that the OP is using the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-06-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,721
Posted By Yan
Did someone tell them that some people can run...

Did someone tell them that some people can run marathons at 12mph? Oh wait, it's America, the land where people walk an average of 300ft a day.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-06-16, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,018
Posted By Yan
Wow, that's how you turn a four lane road into a...

Wow, that's how you turn a four lane road into a two lane road. Just keep it as a four lane, tow all illegally parked cars, get cyclists to take the lane, and be done with it.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-06-16, 11:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,721
Posted By Yan
"Strava-broadcasted boasts of trail speeds...

"Strava-broadcasted boasts of trail speeds topping 20 mph and concerns about safety ultimately influenced their approval of a motion introducing the ordinance."

20 mph is fast now? That is a...
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