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Forum: Commuting 12-21-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 768
Posted By bmclaughlin807
I love the C9 stuff from Target. Wearing a pair...

I love the C9 stuff from Target. Wearing a pair of compression pants under my cargo pants right now. I also use their wind breakers... either as an outer shell when it's chilly, only coat when it's...
Forum: Commuting 12-21-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By bmclaughlin807
The cap and all the innards fell off/out in the...

The cap and all the innards fell off/out in the middle of a 600k brevet... I called and told them what happened, they had a new cap and rebuild kit in the mail the next day, no charge.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-19-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,928
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Unless they're drunk or otherwise impaired.

Unless they're drunk or otherwise impaired.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-13-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,337
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Unless drivers are circling the block looking for...

Unless drivers are circling the block looking for parking, a bike lane on 15th won't affect traffic patterns on 14th (one way the opposite direction), and 16th is a pedestrian mall. 17th is also one...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-09-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,337
Posted By bmclaughlin807
You must know a lot about traffic patterns in...

You must know a lot about traffic patterns in Denver.
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-05-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,664
Posted By bmclaughlin807
You do realize that if your socks/shoes are that...

You do realize that if your socks/shoes are that tight you're restricting blood flow to your feet, right?

Once you do that there's not really much of ANYTHING that's going to keep your feet warm. ...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-05-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,044
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Score another for lax traffic enforcement, crappy...

Score another for lax traffic enforcement, crappy drivers, and lack of real consequences.



But this disgusts me most of all:



Don't worry, Julia. It was JUST a cyclist, after all.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-04-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By bmclaughlin807
What's really sad is that those super dangerous...

What's really sad is that those super dangerous roads are all 15 mph speed limit, and there has NEVER been a recorded bike/car accident on any of them.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 12-03-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By bmclaughlin807
The whole town has something like 100 citizens,...

The whole town has something like 100 citizens, the judge being one of them. He's on the Casino's payrolls just like everyone else.

It will be appealed and eventually overturned.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 11-23-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 897
Posted By bmclaughlin807
The snow is fun!!!! Just watch out for the...

The snow is fun!!!! Just watch out for the idiots in the cars!

Made three trips out and about yesterday, to three different stores in different directions from my house.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-20-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,002
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Yup, still have that e-mail.

Yup, still have that e-mail.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-20-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,337
Posted By bmclaughlin807
I look at it this way: Even with the extra cash...

I look at it this way: Even with the extra cash I'm going to spend for new batteries and charger, I'm still money ahead compared to anything comparable from DiNotte, and if I get a good replacement...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-20-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,337
Posted By bmclaughlin807
It's impossible to run the batteries down till...

It's impossible to run the batteries down till there's no charge. The circuitry attached to the batteries prevents that. (It DOES have a low voltage shut off switch!)

The damage comes from the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-20-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,002
Posted By bmclaughlin807
I did e-mail, days ago, didn't get a response.

I did e-mail, days ago, didn't get a response.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-20-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,447
Posted By bmclaughlin807
There was a news article just recently where the...

There was a news article just recently where the police report said that a cyclist (very experienced cyclist training for a race) was riding without lights and reflective material.

Journalists on...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-20-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Remember that when a pitbull is bearing down on...

Remember that when a pitbull is bearing down on you, with the wind blowing back towards you as you struggle to get your pepper spray out and deploy it in a way that doesn't blind YOU instead of the...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 11-17-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By bmclaughlin807
My Delta air zound made a couple doggies do...

My Delta air zound made a couple doggies do somersaults trying to get away!!! VERY effective deterrent.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 11-16-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,002
Posted By bmclaughlin807
While this may seem pessimistic, I noticed when I...

While this may seem pessimistic, I noticed when I went to their site today that there are a LOT fewer items for sale than there were when I bought my light... clearing existing inventory, perhaps? I...
Forum: Commuting 11-15-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,834
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Hrmm.... I wonder how they'll treat my battery......

Hrmm.... I wonder how they'll treat my battery... I just hacked the pack apart and soldered the two good cells back together into a lower runtime pack so I could use my light.
Forum: Commuting 11-15-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Three people jump out of a truck, surround me,...

Three people jump out of a truck, surround me, and start punching me and it's not an assault?

What kind of f$%^ing idiot ARE you, anyway?
Forum: Commuting 11-15-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Yes, I have kids. And there's no way they'd ever...

Yes, I have kids. And there's no way they'd ever think it was a good idea to jump out of a truck and attempt to beat up some random person going to the store on a bike. And your reading...
Forum: Commuting 11-15-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By bmclaughlin807
I got punched once in the back of the head, and...

I got punched once in the back of the head, and once in the face before I hit one of those 'poor kids' with anything.... yes, I think I was fully justified, and I relish the thought of the beating...
Forum: Commuting 11-15-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,704
Posted By bmclaughlin807
*yawn* Everybody knows that it's MUCH more...

*yawn* Everybody knows that it's MUCH more effective to use the BIKE as a weapon and skip the u-lock. Unless, of course, you've got one of those pansy-ass carbon fiber jobs that weighs less than a...
Forum: Living Car Free 11-13-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By bmclaughlin807
Yes, but they always use the most expensive bike...

Yes, but they always use the most expensive bike they can find.... that way it's a felony charge instead of a misdemeanor.
Forum: Commuting 11-10-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,441
Posted By bmclaughlin807
And if he left his battery powered lights on his...

And if he left his battery powered lights on his bike all the time and made sure they were charged regularly this wouldn't be a problem, either.

Are you seriously telling us that you believe that...
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