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Forum: Northeast 05-11-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By MattCycle
DC Metro - Bike to Work Day - May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016 is Bike to Work Day in Washington DC (http://www.biketoworkmetrodc.org/), in other words next week. With WMATA being a complete disaster with what seems at least one fire...
Forum: Southern California 10-10-15, 12:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,678
Posted By MattCycle
It depends where. I've been cycling recently in...

It depends where. I've been cycling recently in West LA where there isn't really space for cars, let alone the parked ones and then bicycles. I think areas that have a cycling culture also have...
Forum: Southern California 09-12-15, 02:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,448
Posted By MattCycle
I know there is a perception that Newport Beach...

I know there is a perception that Newport Beach isn't bicycle friendly (PCH from CdM to Newport Coast) but I've never seen an accident of any kind at Jamboree and University, unlike the 73 exit onto...
Forum: Southern California 09-09-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By MattCycle
The place is pretty much going down hill.

The place is pretty much going down hill.
Forum: Northeast 09-08-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 706
Posted By MattCycle
For the Mt Vernon Trail, does anyone follow the...

For the Mt Vernon Trail, does anyone follow the east bank of the Potomac above Rosslyn, towards Georgetown and Maryland?
Forum: Northeast 09-08-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By MattCycle
Traffic might increase if the regional forums...

Traffic might increase if the regional forums matched audience identification. I'm moving to DC and I, nor the founders, have ever thought of DC as the Northeast.

For multitude of parochial...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-18-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,956
Posted By MattCycle
Concur on Dahon D7 or Tern equivalent. New it...

Concur on Dahon D7 or Tern equivalent. New it hits your price point and if you buy used you could reinvest the money in upgrading; in particular the wheel set since apparently you can drop a couple...
Forum: Folding Bikes 10-01-14, 11:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,313
Posted By MattCycle
I received so many positive comments about my...

I received so many positive comments about my Dahon Speed D7 while in the Bay Area riding BART. I received mine for half off with a local govnerment subsidy to encourage mixed commuting. I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By MattCycle
I unfortunately don't but I was visiting the Bay...

I unfortunately don't but I was visiting the Bay Area (SF) and received a lot of questions and compliments from commuters on BART. It was pretty useful given the stairs and how crowded BART can get.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-28-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,616
Posted By MattCycle
Besides sides the $1000 price difference, 20"...

Besides sides the $1000 price difference, 20" wheels is why I bought a Dahon over a Brompton. Of course wouldn't have to remove the wheels on my Dahon to fit standard luggage if it also had 16"...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-27-14, 12:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 36,283
Posted By MattCycle
For my purposes a Brompton would be an...

For my purposes a Brompton would be an improvement over my Dahon D7, just not enough to justify the additional $1000.
Forum: Beach Cruisers 09-22-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,880
Posted By MattCycle
At that point I might as well use a longboard...

At that point I might as well use a longboard that is cheaper and lighter to just get around.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-16-14, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By MattCycle
Thanks. Clearly a noob moment.

Thanks. Clearly a noob moment.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-14-14, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By MattCycle
Dahon Tire Change: Skewer Wrench Only?

I was packing/folding up my Dahon Speed 7 into a suitcase and as I was removing the wheels I needed a 15mm wrench for the axle nut and a 17mm? wrench for the skewer. Is this normal or should the...
Forum: Southern California 09-09-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,635
Posted By MattCycle
In case anyone is concerned Naval Weapons Station...

In case anyone is concerned Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach supplies ships with munitions like Tomahawks and so is the exact opposite of ammunition "dump". Everything is dispersed in bunkers,...
Forum: Southern California 08-16-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By MattCycle
Assuming you're working in the Irvine Industrial...

Assuming you're working in the Irvine Industrial Complex around Spectrum you should be fine. Cars are probably faster than you are used to but the lanes are wider and the distances longer. You'll...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 08-02-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,176
Posted By MattCycle
To be fair, Isla Vista, CA has a lot of bicycles...

To be fair, Isla Vista, CA has a lot of bicycles and beach cruisers, mostly because rent is high, parking is poor and its less conspicuous or less far to walk back if you're drunk, so it stands to...
Forum: Southern California 06-02-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By MattCycle
Laguna Beach to Dana Point via isn't too bad if...

Laguna Beach to Dana Point via isn't too bad if its not during rush hour or the weekend. An alternative is from the Irvine Station and make your way to Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and San Juan...
Forum: Folding Bikes 03-23-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By MattCycle
I personally classify folding bicycles in to...

I personally classify folding bicycles in to these subcategories:
1. Bicycles that happen to fold.
2. Mainstream folding bicycles.
3. Experimental/near experimental folding bicycles.
Forum: Commuting 03-10-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,650
Posted By MattCycle
The only standard reflectors I have seen useful...

The only standard reflectors I have seen useful and prevented me from hitting someone were white wheel and red rear (which really should be a light). Front and pedal reflectors are so useless, I...
Forum: Southern California 02-13-14, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By MattCycle
Hopefully the missing link of the Santiago Creek...

Hopefully the missing link of the Santiago Creek is discussed. The area would be much safer for everyone involved.
Forum: Living Car Free 02-13-14, 01:07 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,131
Posted By MattCycle
And this is why there is backlash. Because people...

And this is why there is backlash. Because people like you realize not everyone is like you.
Forum: Folding Bikes 02-12-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,351
Posted By MattCycle
I like that blog but I think the author also...

I like that blog but I think the author also lives in Taiwan and can inspect and buy those items in person. The entire region isn't known for consistent quality control, which in my mind is what you...
Forum: Commuting 02-12-14, 06:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,811
Posted By MattCycle
No, like literally there are no bike racks. Metal...

No, like literally there are no bike racks. Metal fences and street signs aren't the same as bicycle racks, and locking your bike to either of these is often illegal. Its the same thing if you are...
Forum: Living Car Free 02-12-14, 05:53 PM
Replies: 443
Views: 13,131
Posted By MattCycle
I did present reasons why living car free is...

I did present reasons why living car free is impractical for SOME people. Not everyone can live in a dense urban area. It's expensive, job limiting and mobility limiting should you lose your job. All...
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