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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-26-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,953
Posted By Da Tinker
I channel my DI at the dog - loud, authoritative...

I channel my DI at the dog - loud, authoritative commands while looking at the dog. I tell then where to go & what to do when they get there. On an organized ride Sunday, one modest-sized dog...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-16-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,542
Posted By Da Tinker
Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency...

Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency contact info & insurance policy number. Got them strapped to my helmet and am thinking about adding one to my shoes.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 04-26-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 39,353
Posted By Da Tinker
I'm in. From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper...

I'm in.

From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper & me
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Forum: Road Cycling 07-31-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,924
Posted By Da Tinker
Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much...

Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much motivation I need to train (shaved legs = more motivation) or how much I plan to race. Don't notice any difference when it grows back. If it did get...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-31-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,537
Posted By Da Tinker
South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf...

South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for an oilfield service company. Customer requirements have us wearing hard hats & long sleeve, fire retardant coveralls on location. The...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 21,468
Posted By Da Tinker
My commute route is a mix of urban & rural,...

My commute route is a mix of urban & rural, riding out of one town, through another, to the fringes of a third.

You know you are a hard core commuter when you have classified at least four...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-12-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Da Tinker
BRASS video

http://vimeo.com/22250448

The cycling community in Baton Rouge is a close-knit and diverse group of people. The city is big enough to have a wide range of cyclists, but small enough so everyone...
Forum: Commuting 03-19-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By Da Tinker
They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the...

They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the door zone. The AASHTO manual has designs, but the car widths used are way too small. The manual shows cars, with one door open, measuring 7.5'.
...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-31-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,033
Posted By Da Tinker
OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown...

OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown Jewel w/steel fork, SRAM Force kit & traditional wheels, 32 F, 36 R weights in at 19.2 pounds.

I've broken frames, stems & wheels, so nothing is...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-26-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 415
Posted By Da Tinker
Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of...

Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of guy who likes working on his own stuff. I volunteer as support on big charity rides, so I like having a tool that can deal with all sorts of roadside...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-03-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Da Tinker
Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: ...

Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: that is over 100 dead on the highways every day. But it is in ones, twos & threes, so we, as a culture, have become inured to it all. If it were an...
Forum: Commuting 05-28-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 543
Posted By Da Tinker
What's the relative speed? What's my speed? ...

What's the relative speed? What's my speed?

The lower either of those numbers, the less distance in want.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-22-10, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 954
Posted By Da Tinker
Bike thief destroyed

Not sure if it's real or a set-up, but I like it!

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936094
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 05-21-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 614
Posted By Da Tinker
Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of...

Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of spoke cards, with the reverse giving a brief explanation of why & for who we were riding for. They handed those out to any motorist they could reach....
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-11-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,236
Posted By Da Tinker
Oops, missed that point.

Oops, missed that point.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-11-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,236
Posted By Da Tinker
Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that...

Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that a cyclist has full lane privileges and is NOT required ride AFRAP if in an outside lane that is less than 14 feet in width.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-30-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
Posted By Da Tinker
Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates...

Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates contacting the guy. I'm waiting to see the revised bill.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 04-30-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,821
Posted By Da Tinker
The legislator in question has admitted to making...

The legislator in question has admitted to making a mistake in the writing of this bill. The intent was a blinkie after dark. Current law here is white light to the front and red light OR reflector...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-27-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,081
Posted By Da Tinker
NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed...

NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed that, when sleeping in microgravity, the sleeper's head will bob with their heart rate, caused by the blood pressure in the carotid arteries. Some...
Forum: Commuting 04-27-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,197
Posted By Da Tinker
If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a...

If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a well-written handout has worked for me: http://bicycleaustin.info/laws/handout.html
Forum: Road Cycling 04-20-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 14,926
Posted By Da Tinker
That I am finally adept at eating & drinking...

That I am finally adept at eating & drinking enough on a century. And that Benadryl makes an excellent sleep aid for me.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-30-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By Da Tinker
And the Stig was unmasked this past season. ...

And the Stig was unmasked this past season.

Are there no true icons left?
Forum: Road Cycling 03-30-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,167
Posted By Da Tinker
Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly...

Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly on a cold ride. If I taper off (cool down?) on cold rides, no shivering. Just recently, I was hammering on a cold & windy ride. Front side cold,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 849
Posted By Da Tinker
Ah, but now you have taken the first step along...

Ah, but now you have taken the first step along the path to becoming one!
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-24-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,497
Posted By Da Tinker
Business card hidden in two places on the bike &...

Business card hidden in two places on the bike & my name & phone number painted on the steer tube.
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