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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-21-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
85% of car crash fatalities would be avoided if...

85% of car crash fatalities would be avoided if drivers wore helmets. I wear a hardhat at work. SO I got a couple hours a night were I am not wearing head protection. My hobbies are skiing and...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-16-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I wear a skateboard helmet. More coverage, less...

I wear a skateboard helmet. More coverage, less venting. In -30C weather vent holes feel like drill bits being slowly screwed through forehead.
Forum: Commuting 03-16-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,025
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I put slicks on my MTB during spring and fall...

I put slicks on my MTB during spring and fall when I am avoiding wet easily damaged muddy trails. Reminds me of riding my motorcycle. An MTB with slicks is a true urban human powered sport utility...
Forum: Commuting 03-16-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,086
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Wind. Hills area challenge. Wind is torture. Not...

Wind. Hills area challenge. Wind is torture. Not many hills in my pasrt of the world. Biggest is coming out of the Thames River valley. A rise of max 150 ft maybe 200.
Forum: Commuting 03-16-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
My road gloves have a large pad across what I...

My road gloves have a large pad across what I think is called the medial nerve. Comes from base of hand and goes up thumb. My MTB gloves have far less padding.
Forum: Commuting 03-16-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,025
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
A 26" wheeled front suspensioned MTB is your...

A 26" wheeled front suspensioned MTB is your standard bike these days. The large tires are great for potholes and add a comfort factor. Nice flat handle bars and wider softer seats (low end MTB's)....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-16-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,629,159
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Untill you mow down some little old lady or...

Untill you mow down some little old lady or little kid. A bicycle on the sidewalk is as much a hazard to pedestrians as cars are to us on the road. Riding on sidewalks is illegal in my town.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-03-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,276
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I don't use studded tires and can get through an...

I don't use studded tires and can get through an entire winter without bailing due to black ice. I have fallen before where studs would have helped but these times are exceptions not the rule IMO.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-03-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I've had soft drinks, bags of garbage and apples...

I've had soft drinks, bags of garbage and apples thrown at me. With my short fuse probably good thing I live in Canada and am not allowed to carry. Putting a couple rounds in the back of their...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-01-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Are you on a MTB? MTB have big knobbies which...

Are you on a MTB? MTB have big knobbies which help, while 700c wheels don't ride or float on top of snow. I have a 3 mile commute and I have walked or carried my bike at least half way many times due...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-01-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I would look more at the 20-30 mph range....

I would look more at the 20-30 mph range. Headwinds make difference in windchill. Riding 15 mph into a 10mph headwind is 25 mph windchill.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-01-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 545
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
It's not supposed to rain in winter. If I wanted...

It's not supposed to rain in winter. If I wanted rain in winter I would move back to England. I hate rain in winter. I will take -25C and dry anytime.
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-01-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,991
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I use bandanas, neoprene facemasks and I have an...

I use bandanas, neoprene facemasks and I have an old paintball mask. It's just goggles with a protective plate hanging down. Paintballs have gone up in power so coverage is much greater on new models.
Forum: Living Car Free 03-01-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,712
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Dress properly. That is most important thing....

Dress properly. That is most important thing. Warm, snug and dry you can walk or ride for much longer than 15 minutes. The proper gear can be pricey. We are talking getting out in a Canadian winter...
Forum: Living Car Free 03-01-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,742
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Bikes are not cool. Bikes are unsafe to...

Bikes are not cool.

Bikes are unsafe to ride to work on in traffic.

Bikes leave you out in the cold and wet.

I don't like helmet head.

I hate the rooster tail strip.
Forum: Living Car Free 03-01-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,513
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Switching over to 12 volt appliances might work....

Switching over to 12 volt appliances might work. A bicycle could then run a car alternator. Probably easiest thing to rig up.

When I was young and we lived in the country during winter snow...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 747
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
You may do that but you are not a normal...

You may do that but you are not a normal commuter. In Asia commuting by bike is almost the norm or at least far in excess of NA standards. This for normal commuters not avid cyclists. I only ride 3...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Me too. And I'm a heart attack survivor. Stupid...

Me too. And I'm a heart attack survivor. Stupid me.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-01-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Watch out in parking lots and crossing sidewalks....

Watch out in parking lots and crossing sidewalks. Ice does not melt off these areas as well as well travelled roads do.

Standing water on your usual route may indicate a new pothole developed....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-01-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
It goes to show the development of technology....

It goes to show the development of technology. Maybe a Para-Olympian will surpass "able" athletes. I played goal in floor hockey. The opposing goal tender was a Special Olympian. I was the sieve not...
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-22-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
I wear an old cycling jersey as my base layer...

I wear an old cycling jersey as my base layer when playing goal in floor/street outside winter hockey. I wear full goalie equipment. A long sleeved t over the jersey is always soaking wet but I feel...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
Fit and feel are everything. I actually kept my...

Fit and feel are everything. I actually kept my bars, grips and saddle from old bike and put them on new bike while trying to replicate my cockpit dimensions.
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 02-22-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
What lane would you take if you were a...

What lane would you take if you were a motorcyclist? The left. That is what the road rules say so that is what a VC cyclist should do.
Forum: Vehicular Cycling (VC) 02-22-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 4,889
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
An incompetent cyclist is one who rides on...

An incompetent cyclist is one who rides on sidewalks, rides at night without lights, runs redlights or rides against traffic. Riding a bike in poor mechanical shape or riding with hands full of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-22-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,189
Posted By RomSpaceKnight
If I am riding in the city and come up behind a...

If I am riding in the city and come up behind a car parked on the boulevard I move left far enough not to get doored and go around them. Any car coming up from behind MUST giveway and let me pass...
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