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Forum: Southern California 06-17-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By sam21fire
I've ridden the section from Victorville almost...

I've ridden the section from Victorville almost to Needles (I turned north and went to Boulder City). If you like the desert there's a lot of interesting stuff to see. I'm planning a ride from...
Forum: Southwest 06-11-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By sam21fire
The general rule for riding on the interstates...

The general rule for riding on the interstates out here is that you can only ride on the shoulder if there are no viable alternatives. Obviously these stretches will be in the rural areas; in...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-16-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,228
Posted By sam21fire
I remember hearing something about a study the...

I remember hearing something about a study the CHP (Calif. Highway Patrol) did back in the 60's or 70's about the slow flashing yellow (amber) lights in the back of CHP units somehow causing drunk...
Forum: Commuting 05-01-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,058
Posted By sam21fire
My only suggestion (other than the shade idea)...

My only suggestion (other than the shade idea) would be to make sure the cables securing the tools are long enough to EASILY reach wherever needed.
Forum: Touring 03-28-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,074
Posted By sam21fire
Restroom of a freeway rest area when I didn't...

Restroom of a freeway rest area when I didn't have a tent, and there was nowhere else to get out of the cold wind. That was a seriously hard floor....
Forum: Touring 03-01-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By sam21fire
My wife and I did a mostly self-contained tour...

My wife and I did a mostly self-contained tour there a few years ago. Great experience and we can't wait to go back. My blog is at crazyguyonabike.com/densamoz

Sam
Forum: Touring 01-19-16, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 760
Posted By sam21fire
Yeah, it's gonna be hot... I've seen it regularly...

Yeah, it's gonna be hot... I've seen it regularly cool DOWN to 105 at night in the Indio area, humidity under 10%, wind 10-20 steady. All combined it's very difficult to drink enough liquid. I've...
Forum: Touring 01-17-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,199
Posted By sam21fire
Yeah, there just doesn't seem to be an "ideal"...

Yeah, there just doesn't seem to be an "ideal" handlebar bag...if anyone could even agree to the definition of "ideal". I agree with bikemig... I choose bags for desired features (size, pockets,...
Forum: Southern California 12-18-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By sam21fire
If you read through the CVC I think the answer...

If you read through the CVC I think the answer gets simple...the striping is irrelevant; the traffic control device (signal light, stop sign) is what indicates if you must stop, go, yield etc.
Forum: Commuting 12-09-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By sam21fire
It's a harsh thought on a subject that I can't...

It's a harsh thought on a subject that I can't change: Organ donors have to come from somewhere.
Forum: Touring 12-03-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By sam21fire
Now.

Now.
Forum: Commuting 11-12-15, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By sam21fire
And to you, Brethren. USAF ComCam, 1982-2014

And to you, Brethren.
USAF ComCam, 1982-2014
Forum: Touring 10-19-15, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By sam21fire
+1...cheap cyclocomputer with the basics (speed,...

+1...cheap cyclocomputer with the basics (speed, odometer, trip)....and a map.
Forum: Touring 10-19-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,065
Posted By sam21fire
My 4 panniers are packed more for function than...

My 4 panniers are packed more for function than front/rear weight (except for a seemingly insane amount of water during a late summer Mojave crossing..I stashed water containers wherever I could fit...
Forum: Touring 09-25-15, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By sam21fire
Don't forget the most important chore...beginning...

Don't forget the most important chore...beginning plans for the next tour!
Forum: Touring 09-25-15, 11:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By sam21fire
My condolences to the family, but I've seen...

My condolences to the family, but I've seen people die (with families present) in MUCH worse situations, full of regret and pain. As stated above, I'll take a tent in the wood during a tour over...
Forum: Touring 09-25-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,581
Posted By sam21fire
I've got a 24 on my Trek 520 and 95% of the time...

I've got a 24 on my Trek 520 and 95% of the time that's enough...but as posted above, when the grade gets into the 8% range 24 may not be quite low enough. On the flip side, when I'm grinding along...
Forum: Commuting 09-05-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By sam21fire
Yes I was injured, nothing major but a separated...

Yes I was injured, nothing major but a separated A/C joint that won't ever heal properly. Bike was fine.
I'm working on the claim...it's a little complicated because the PD made several mistakes on...
Forum: Commuting 09-02-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By sam21fire
Actually, after my crash I chose to not talk to...

Actually, after my crash I chose to not talk to the driver's insurance company at all despite numerous phone calls and letters; same for the driver's attempt to contact me. The driver's insurance...
Forum: Asia 07-26-15, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By sam21fire
My wife and I did this ride a few years ago for...

My wife and I did this ride a few years ago for our honeymoon. It's really great to see this route again. Thanks for posting.
Sam
Forum: Commuting 07-24-15, 10:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,400
Posted By sam21fire
Recently while driving home from work (rare day)...

Recently while driving home from work (rare day) I noticed a bike rider with a white blinky and was impressed by how visible he was more than a block away. The next day (and every day since) I...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,385
Posted By sam21fire
You've been peaking on my life, haven't you? (no,...

You've been peaking on my life, haven't you? (no, not paranoid too LOL). I agree all the way; my coworkers can tell if I haven't ridden, and will start bugging me about it after a couple of days.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-12-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By sam21fire
FRED's like me don't have paceline speeds...

FRED's like me don't have paceline speeds...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-27-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By sam21fire
<following> I want to start carrying my...

<following> I want to start carrying my granddaughter along on rides...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-27-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By sam21fire
Yeah, I wanted to sign up for a Cycle Cop...

Yeah, I wanted to sign up for a Cycle Cop training class just for the bike handling skills but it was only open to LEO's
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