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Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-06-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By johndeere
I used to wear a hard shell BMX/skate boarder...

I used to wear a hard shell BMX/skate boarder helmet, a Bell Faction. Due to my own stupidity I did an endo into the pavement at approx 15 mph. The outside of the helmet was gouged about half it's...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-04-15, 10:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,616
Posted By johndeere
Having driven both in traffic I'd say that the...

Having driven both in traffic I'd say that the only difference is available power. It's much easier to get out of trouble with a motorcycle (999cc GL1000) than with a bicycle (question-able HP with...
Forum: Commuting 07-11-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,406
Posted By johndeere
I've been using Amazon.com : Cycleaware Reflex...

I've been using Amazon.com : Cycleaware Reflex Bicycle Helmet Mirror : Bike Mirrors : Sports & Outdoors (http://www.amazon.com/Cycleaware-Reflex-Bicycle-Helmet-Mirror/dp/B00012343C) for years now....
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-31-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,414
Posted By johndeere
I switched from drops to flats because it "seems"...

I switched from drops to flats because it "seems" safer. I commuted for many years into downtown Minneapolis with drop bars and they never seemed to be right for the situation, too twitchy. This...
Forum: Commuting 05-31-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 770
Posted By johndeere
I used to have what sounds like the same pain...

I used to have what sounds like the same pain that you are describing. Was getting to be a regular thing, get the pain, see the chiropractor, 2-3 weeks later repeat. I'm a commuter and I was carrying...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,227
Posted By johndeere
I always ride with gloves, full fingered...

I always ride with gloves, full fingered non-padded Ansell HI VIZ in Blaze Orange from Menards. Need to use my fingers at work so I don't need to get them covered with road rash and the HI VIZ can't...
Forum: Commuting 05-25-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By johndeere
I use Ansell HI VIZ gloves from Menards. 10...

I use Ansell HI VIZ gloves from Menards. 10 dollars, bright orange or neon green, wide (1 inch?) built-in reflective band on the knuckles.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 01-01-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,162
Posted By johndeere
I used to wear a Bell Faction, similar frontal...

I used to wear a Bell Faction, similar frontal coverage, less on the ears. After a self-inflicted 12-14 mph face plant this summer I wear a full face helmet all year round. I'm not too worried about...
Forum: Winter Cycling 08-10-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,668
Posted By johndeere
50% sounds about right. But then I'm going from a...

50% sounds about right. But then I'm going from a road bike with smoothish tires at 110 psi to a MTB with knobbies at 65 psi, even on the dry pavement there is a speed reduction.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-04-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By johndeere
Found an interesting article...

Found an interesting article http://www.bicycling.com/senseless/ about helmets, covers EPS and some of the newer things going on in helmet tech. It also covers what happens to your brain in a...
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 07-04-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,112
Posted By johndeere
Do bicyclists really think like this?

Treehugger has been running a couple of articles like this one, http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/war-cyclists-gets-cranked-notch-toronto.html. I find it disturbing that a common theme running through...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-02-11, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By johndeere
Don't do it! You will over-heat. They are made...

Don't do it! You will over-heat. They are made for keeping a mostly inactive driver warm and dry.

Maybe if you're naked underneath..... :)
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-02-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By johndeere
I use platforms, but only the kind that are open...

I use platforms, but only the kind that are open in the middle, being just a U-shaped band of metal wrapped around the core of the pedal. And don't forget the sharpish little teeth, very important. I...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-20-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,645
Posted By johndeere
Nothing. It's all about situational...

Nothing.

It's all about situational awareness.
Forum: Commuting 08-14-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,474
Posted By johndeere
1. Bell Faction 2. about 40$ 3. When it...

1. Bell Faction
2. about 40$
3. When it breaks or I have enough money for: http://www.gathsports.com/productsingle.php?id=2

I know it's not a bike helmet but I'd really like a retractable visor,...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-12-10, 12:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,586
Posted By johndeere
Not so. Last year in Saint Paul, just across...

Not so.

Last year in Saint Paul, just across the river from Minneapolis, I was spinning my way up a hill. It was kinda one of those "wow" moments. Spinning tire, rooster tail (small) of snow, from...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-12-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,193
Posted By johndeere
Hand warmers. The chemical kind, not the burning...

Hand warmers. The chemical kind, not the burning kind.

One in each mitten and one in each boot. You will need to have mittens that block the wind and boots that have enough room to hold the hand...
Forum: Commuting 10-10-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,090
Posted By johndeere
1. How old are you? 45 2. How far is your...

1. How old are you? 45

2. How far is your commute to work? 7.5 miles one way

3. How many days a week do you commute? 4 during farms market season, otherwise 5

4. Do you commute year...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By johndeere
Over the years of car, motorcycle, and bicycle I...

Over the years of car, motorcycle, and bicycle I have learned a few things,

Never over drive your situation.

If you do over drive your situation, it had better be for something you are prepared...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By johndeere
Or just has quicker reflexes! :D

Or just has quicker reflexes! :D
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 09-21-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,310
Posted By johndeere
This is totally analogous to car traffic, the...

This is totally analogous to car traffic, the vehicle approaching from the rear always bears the responsibility to avoid a crash and is responsible if a crash occurs. This is in order to avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-28-10, 12:33 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,927
Posted By johndeere
I use...

I use http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?ctn=SHS4700/28&scy=us&slg=en. I like the headphones that go over the outside of the ear as it reduces the wind noise in the ear. I have no...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By johndeere
Is fluorescent yellow really helpful?

So Menard's has been selling fairly nice fluorescent yellow t-shirts for 10$. I'm up to 3 now, the wife hates them by the way, although it's kinda cool that my son calls them "freakishly bright" :)
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-23-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,011
Posted By johndeere
Seems to me that you're repeating the "unskilled...

Seems to me that you're repeating the "unskilled use of the rear brake" phrase entirely too often. I would suggest taking your bicycle someplace quiet and try locking up the rear brake in as many...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,684
Posted By johndeere
Get the backpack and a rear rack. Strap the...

Get the backpack and a rear rack. Strap the backpack to the rack with some bungees. If you are packing a laptop make sure that you have your clothes in the compartment between the rack and the...
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