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Forum: Commuting 01-08-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,315
Posted By Commuter_Dan
+1. I've also noticed that two blinkies, one low...

+1. I've also noticed that two blinkies, one low and one high are most noticeable in urban traffic. I once followed a bicyclist who had a single blinkie on the back of his helmet. It was helpful,...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-24-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,394
Posted By Commuter_Dan
I've had problems with the twofish lockblock...

I've had problems with the twofish lockblock where the velcro was thin enough that it snapped after about 1 year of use. I wasn't undoing and restrapping the velcro, it just tore where the velcro...
Forum: Commuting 10-03-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By Commuter_Dan
Once a friend and I were riding single file up a...

Once a friend and I were riding single file up a slight hill on a two lane road through a village. A large pick-up passed me and moved over toward the center double-yellow line as it did so. ...
Forum: Commuting 06-01-12, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 989
Posted By Commuter_Dan
This has got to be the most awesome (if...

This has got to be the most awesome (if unexpected) thread I've seen in a while.

Winters in Montana sound cold. I'd watch out for any dog-doo snowcones. :)
Forum: Commuting 07-15-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 611
Posted By Commuter_Dan
The route is probably more important than the...

The route is probably more important than the bike. Keep tinkering with it, every hairy intersection is a problem looking for a creative solution.

+1 to ride it a few times with the bike you...
Forum: Commuting 01-10-10, 08:56 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 47,010
Posted By Commuter_Dan
I'm in awe. Good luck getting the camera mount...

I'm in awe. Good luck getting the camera mount to work.

And be careful not to take a spill over those handlebars!
Forum: Commuting 10-21-09, 06:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,430
Posted By Commuter_Dan
A couple more points; - Plan your route. ...

A couple more points;

- Plan your route. Very often the best route is not the most direct, or the one you'd drive in a car. I commuted from Hamden to New Haven for many years and found that...
Forum: Commuting 05-17-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By Commuter_Dan
I agree. Unfortunately, my job recently...

I agree. Unfortunately, my job recently relocated to two towns away. The ride is 15 miles each way, which is do-able, but only one day a week due to the time it takes and kid scheduling issues. ...
Forum: Commuting 01-17-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,078
Posted By Commuter_Dan
what to do for visibility to the sides?

What do you do to ensure maximum visibility to motorists encountering you from the sides?

Reflective tape works pretty well when the car's lights are shining directly at the bike, but not as...
Forum: Commuting 01-17-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,708
Posted By Commuter_Dan
Home: unlocked in the garage or on the front...

Home: unlocked in the garage or on the front porch
Work: behind my desk in warm weather. When there's snow out I've been riding my mtn bike beater and I U-lock that outside the building. I don't...
Forum: Touring 06-23-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Commuter_Dan
Thanks so much for that post. Your pics are...

Thanks so much for that post. Your pics are inspiring, as is your story.
Forum: Commuting 06-08-08, 07:52 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 7,432
Posted By Commuter_Dan
Research scientist at a start-up biotech firm. ...

Research scientist at a start-up biotech firm. Trying to figure out how to gracefully deal with summer sweat since this place doesn't have a cold room to cool off in like my previous lab did.
Forum: Commuting 02-11-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By Commuter_Dan
When I was in Cleveland I worked in a lab...

When I was in Cleveland I worked in a lab overlooking the bike parking outside the library. A guy carrying a long canvas bag started walking up and down the rows of bikes, looking them over. That...
Forum: Commuting 02-11-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,507
Posted By Commuter_Dan
I agree. Can't lose sight of the important...

I agree. Can't lose sight of the important thing- getting to your destination safely. It's hard to be patient though!
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