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    Thanks for advice. It was a workout this morning...

    Thanks for advice. It was a workout this morning pushing the bike for 2km with hills.
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    Mountain Bike, 26x2in studded winter tires. My...

    Mountain Bike, 26x2in studded winter tires. My weight is 143lbs add clothing and bags.

    So what's a good tire pressure? I had 55psi before changing the tires.
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    Try to embrace the winter. I took the bike out. ...

    Try to embrace the winter.
    I took the bike out. Streets were fine for biking but the park was totally undoable. I pushed the bike all the way through which is probably a 2km stretch until I got...
  4. Amsterdam and Copenhagen, bike in the snow

    Are there cyclists in Amsterdam and Copenhagen who bike in fresh snow from 5 to 10cm deep before the city cleans the bike lanes?
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    What's the word from Amsterdam and Copenhagen? ...

    What's the word from Amsterdam and Copenhagen? Do cyclists there continue to bike on 5-10cm of fresh snow?
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    I was feeling disappointed with myself for at not...

    I was feeling disappointed with myself for at not least trying since I was all prepared with my studded tires. Walked to work instead all along thinking, I could be moving a bit faster.

    When the...
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    Consider these before making your decision. Test...

    Consider these before making your decision. Test the basket or bag that’s fully loaded with a big lunch or some books or bike tools.



    check the clearance between the front tire and the...
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    I had to drive to work yesterday because I had to...

    I had to drive to work yesterday because I had to pick my wife up from the airport in the evening. Throughout the day I felt I was at a loss because I wasn’t doing my routine: biking. There was...
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    This will be my first winter season cycling but...

    This will be my first winter season cycling but it's not even winter yet. Today the temperature started at -5C. Last week we had snow. Earlier this week, we had heavy winds. Dressed properly...
  10. Just thinking: If you can get a hold of those...

    Just thinking: If you can get a hold of those cheap norco hand pumps with the flexible hose, you can screw the hose onto the tube valve but you'll have to find a way to press the floor pump hose onto...
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    When I was in my teens, I would wipe out all the...

    When I was in my teens, I would wipe out all the time. Then in my early 20s, I put on toe clips. My friend at that time said I’d never get my foot out in time when I wipe out. But I never wiped...
  12. I've never had a dog encounter on my bike. ...

    I've never had a dog encounter on my bike. Owners on the park trail I take to work keep them tightly controlled. But still I ride around them slowly and carefully.

    A thirty year old bicycle book...
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    Helmet: reflector strip and a blinky on the...

    Helmet: reflector strip and a blinky on the back. Cheap $10 but wide beam and bright LED headlight on the front.

    Bike: Rear reflector and blinky on my rack. Panniers and trunks already have...
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    A lot of youtube videos show the view as the...

    A lot of youtube videos show the view as the camera is mounted on the bike or on the helmet facing forward. So if the camera captures drivers who cut you off, it'll be during and after that act.
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  15. Auto collision on this morning's commute - Toronto

    As I left my neighbourhood road, I saw a line of cars waiting to get out to the main through street.

    Normally I would just ride on the right hand side as motorists drive past me to get to the main...
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    I started another thread asking if anybody knows...

    I started another thread asking if anybody knows where I can get those old Norco or WorldFamous handlebar bags that were so prevalent 30 years ago. I got trolled instead.

    I have a 35year old 10...
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    Intentionally rocking the bike sounds like an...

    Intentionally rocking the bike sounds like an awful waste of energy - energy that should be used to go forward instead of sideways and trying to keep from falling over.

    I watched the youtube video...
  18. I learned early last week that I can't start...

    I learned early last week that I can't start rolling from a complete stop when there is a pile of snow in front that's higher than the height of the tire. I can't push off, I can't use my body...
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    Sometimes I continuously ring my bell. When...

    Sometimes I continuously ring my bell. When people don't respond it makes me nervous because I'm also wondering if they could be hard of hearing. Other times, when I squeeze my brakes, they squeal....
  20. After the snow last week in Toronto, I purchased...

    After the snow last week in Toronto, I purchased studded tires this past weekend. They arrived at the store today so I will be installing them this coming weekend.
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    So if a car is following too closely I am...

    So if a car is following too closely I am alerted. Am I supposed to get out of the way?

    I'd be more practical if the display instead of at the handlebar, have it mounted at the rear of the bike...
  22. That's what I'm talking about too. In broad...

    That's what I'm talking about too. In broad daylight motorists can see you and still they continue to squeeze by you when they get the chance.

    As for a light to illuminate yourself, why not just...
  23. 2 Laser 5 LED Cycling Bicycle Bike Taillight...

    2 Laser 5 LED Cycling Bicycle Bike Taillight Warning Lamp Flashing Alarm Light | eBay

    I ran some calculations. Assuming the two-second rule for a motorist to respond and stop in the case of an...
  24. That would be common logic but it's still the...

    That would be common logic but it's still the motorist's judgement to determine if he has enough room to slip by you. This is what happens everyday in broad daylight.

    I bet if there's any risk of...
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    Let me rephrase. On an empty bike, standing on...

    Let me rephrase.

    On an empty bike, standing on only one side of the bike, can you coast down the block? That's your body weight on one side of the bike and nothing on the other. If you can do...
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