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Forum: Commuting 10-13-08, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,322
Posted By Paraphen
I stop towards the middle of the right-most lane,...

I stop towards the middle of the right-most lane, if I'm first in the line and a car behind me wants to turn right, I'll slide sideways to make enough room for him to squeeze through and turn if he...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-08, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,531
Posted By Paraphen
I spend 95% of my ride to work in one of two...

I spend 95% of my ride to work in one of two gears, and I don't bother shifting down from those for a stop just because honestly, if my legs were too tired to get me up to speed in that gear from a...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-14-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By Paraphen
The collapsible bar is intended to mount...

The collapsible bar is intended to mount lights/reflectors, you don't have to attach some sort of car-scratching device to it. I mean even sticking a tennis ball or something on the end would...
Forum: Commuting 08-03-08, 04:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By Paraphen
I got a flat the other day in my car, my reaction...

I got a flat the other day in my car, my reaction to seeing it was pretty much "sweet, now that I can't give my friend a ride I can ride to work today"
Forum: Commuting 08-03-08, 04:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,212
Posted By Paraphen
Generally I try to buy Presta tubes, mostly on...

Generally I try to buy Presta tubes, mostly on account of my rims are drilled for them
Forum: Commuting 07-28-08, 01:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,306
Posted By Paraphen
I'm like that pretty much every day on the ride...

I'm like that pretty much every day on the ride home, a normal shift wears me down pretty well and the first two miles are generally pretty bad, especially because that includes the worse of the two...
Forum: Commuting 07-27-08, 02:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,971
Posted By Paraphen
I don't mind if someone does it when I'm at an...

I don't mind if someone does it when I'm at an intersection where traffic is such that if I wait for a gap or w/e, I'll be there for five minutes in the middle of the road, and I've done similar...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-08, 01:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 2,860
Posted By Paraphen
Personally, I get worse treatment by cars if I...

Personally, I get worse treatment by cars if I ride north into the suburbs than if I ride south into the city/airport/"less affluent" parts of town; I think people driving downtown are more in an...
Forum: Commuting 07-23-08, 03:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,588
Posted By Paraphen
I load semi-trailers at UPS, and between zero...

I load semi-trailers at UPS, and between zero airflow in those and the sun beating down on them, it's easily hotter in there than it is out on the road on a bike, so the heat on the way in is a...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-08, 04:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Paraphen
Ever since reading that one guy's sig on here...

Ever since reading that one guy's sig on here about "dial[ing] it up to 400 watts and dropping that streetsweeper", I can't help but chuckle when I find myself flying past any very slow road user...
Forum: Commuting 07-16-08, 03:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,449
Posted By Paraphen
Yeah, stuff like that definitely makes people...

Yeah, stuff like that definitely makes people want to come back. I went with a friend of mine to a couple stores around us, he was looking for basically a cheap beater to get him to class and back....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-08, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 934
Posted By Paraphen
How exactly can the Sheriff's Department prove...

How exactly can the Sheriff's Department prove that those people are riding in a group and aren't simply a group of fifty or more bicyclists who all happen to be riding along the road in the same...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-08, 01:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,521
Posted By Paraphen
Hey man, sometimes it takes a while to think of a...

Hey man, sometimes it takes a while to think of a comeback.
Forum: Commuting 07-09-08, 03:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Paraphen
Good to hear you're out on the roads. Just don't...

Good to hear you're out on the roads. Just don't worry too much about doing everything exactly as the A & S board (or anyone for that matter) tells you to do. One of the best things about being on a...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-08, 03:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,260
Posted By Paraphen
Some friends of mine who are well aware of just...

Some friends of mine who are well aware of just how lazy I am refused to believe that I was actually biking to work, or riding my bike at all really, until I explained to them that they needed to...
Forum: Commuting 07-03-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,975
Posted By Paraphen
I don't think anyone really hates fixed-gears so...

I don't think anyone really hates fixed-gears so much as they're annoyed by the sudden explosion in popularity of fixed gear bikes amongst certain crowds. As much as I'm all for the "as long as...
Forum: Commuting 07-03-08, 01:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,816
Posted By Paraphen
I usually make sarcastic remarks about the...

I usually make sarcastic remarks about the situation. Sometimes there's even someone there to hear them, though usually that just makes it awkward because normally it's more just me saying "what am...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-08, 02:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,233
Posted By Paraphen
I've been using toe clips because that's what was...

I've been using toe clips because that's what was on the bike when it was handed down to me. I ended up sticking a pair of bolts through the back side of both pedals to give me a little more to grab...
Forum: Commuting 06-26-08, 11:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,324
Posted By Paraphen
I work in a UPS hub, I wish the ride to work was...

I work in a UPS hub, I wish the ride to work was the sweatiest part of my day
Forum: Commuting 06-26-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,051
Posted By Paraphen
Not in the spokes per se, but a couple of weeks...

Not in the spokes per se, but a couple of weeks ago I was picking up a couple of sodas from the Walgreens a few blocks from my house at the behest of a lazy roommate who'd rather wait the hour it...
Forum: Commuting 06-24-08, 05:27 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 4,440
Posted By Paraphen
Well rather than have to take a shower and change...

Well rather than have to take a shower and change clothes when I get there, my job was nice enough to make us all do manual labor so everyone is all sweaty and people who bike to work don't look out...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-22-08, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 412
Posted By Paraphen
I definitely think that cars should have a...

I definitely think that cars should have a "friendly honk" option. Not even a separate horn necessarily, maybe just a button that, when pressed, honks only for a brief second regardless of how long...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-08, 01:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,907
Posted By Paraphen
I've only got the one bike and it's a road bike,...

I've only got the one bike and it's a road bike, but it's like thirty years old so I don't think it's quite so serious in it's old age, not that it ever was to begin with. The other day at work there...
Forum: Commuting 06-10-08, 04:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By Paraphen
Personally, I think the better way to do...

Personally, I think the better way to do something like that would be to drive partway there, bike the rest of the way, then bike back to your car on the way back. That way if there's some unexpected...
Forum: Commuting 06-10-08, 03:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,786
Posted By Paraphen
I've only been at it a week, but on my first day...

I've only been at it a week, but on my first day I was riding down a two lane road that cuts right through the airport and gets enough traffic that I always get passed at least a couple of times on...
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