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    Signal lights that work via sensor and the sensor...

    Signal lights that work via sensor and the sensor doesn't detect bicycles.

    My town has lights that have no cycle, and will set at red indefinitely until a car comes. Oh it has a button waaay over...
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    A. My 8 year old rides in front of me. ...

    A. My 8 year old rides in front of me.

    Unless there is room and then I ride on the outside with my front wheel about even with her rear.
  3. I have a Public D8i I've been 100% satisfied...

    I have a Public D8i I've been 100% satisfied with. It's been perfect for commuting, and looks fantastic. If I switch out the handlebars I'm good to go for a long 50 mi fast ride. And it's handled a...
  4. Always liked these from Velo Orange:...

    Always liked these from Velo Orange:
    http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/water-bottles-cages/vo-retro-cage-without-tab-new-version.html
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    Yes but tipping your hat, and saying "good...

    Yes but tipping your hat, and saying "good morning" is waaaaaaay less creepy on a bike than shouting out a car window.
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    Not sure why but I switch sides every week or so....

    Not sure why but I switch sides every week or so. But I always use the same side going home as I used coming in. /shrug
  7. Thread: Hot or Not

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    and now for something completely different: ...

    and now for something completely different:

    350000
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    37 pounds... not including the pannier. (which I...

    37 pounds... not including the pannier. (which I weighed fully loaded for the commute once and it was at 11 pounds... ouch)

    But the ride is so smooth and easy I don't notice how much it weighs
    ...
  9. In my mind any commute that is more than an hour...

    In my mind any commute that is more than an hour is "HEAVY" commuting.

    distance is so variable, conditions so different, and riders too individual to make any sort of generalizations possible. ...
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    My tool roll actually consists of a microfiber...

    My tool roll actually consists of a microfiber cloth wrapped around an old craftsman wrench, Topeak X-Tool 10, tire levers, lezyne mini pump, two of those packaged little sani wipes, and a glueless...
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    Society subsidizes free parking, and then people...

    Society subsidizes free parking, and then people claim that subsidized parking as "theirs" and get upset when others use the public amenities everyone pays for... yup sounds about right.
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    If you know someone who can knit:...

    If you know someone who can knit:
    http://indulgy.com/post/pKmRg7Df41/crochet-bicycle-skirt-guard-on-etsy-seller-justd


    also these should fit:...
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    Used to commute on the American River bikeway...

    Used to commute on the American River bikeway every morning from Folsom to Sac. Miss that a commute. Was a wonderful trip despite the 15 MPH speedlimit.
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    Never been into racing just a commuter/tourer,...

    Never been into racing just a commuter/tourer, but few seem to realize that people who ride (sometimes lots of miles) every day aren't to be written off.

    ...edited to add, that's a nice looking...
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    what kind of a name for a bike is "Straggler"?...

    what kind of a name for a bike is "Straggler"? Might as well call it the "Last place" or 'Slow-poke".
  16. Grandfather was getting dementia, his reflexes...

    Grandfather was getting dementia, his reflexes had gone but her refused to stop driving.

    My Mother and Grandmother had been trying for years.

    One day we were all sitting in the living room. I...
  17. I used Arkel's briefcase pannier for my 17 inch...

    I used Arkel's briefcase pannier for my 17 inch pro. The sleeve was tight around the MacBook, but fit. The bag is big, and heavy, but near indestructible.
    ...
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    For a ride on closed roads set up ahead of time:...

    For a ride on closed roads set up ahead of time: quarter inch plywood covered in carpet. Make sure the piece of carpet is a good foot bigger than the plywood and the plywood will be ideally a couple...
  19. Depending on local rules, think about getting a...

    Depending on local rules, think about getting a heavy duty chain/lock (Fahgettaboudit Chain for example) and leave them locked to the rack you park at. You may be more willing to go the extra...
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    102 F (or 39 centragrate) but I hit every light...

    102 F (or 39 centragrate) but I hit every light green and had no wind... I think I prefer heat to headwind and hitting every light red.
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    Hate: Wind Soot in the air (from fires) ...

    Hate:
    Wind
    Soot in the air (from fires)

    Love:
    The quietness compared to a car
    The feeling of accomplishment
    Early morning "scenic route" along the river
  22. Thread: Hot

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    For me: long, loose, breathable. -Long...

    For me:
    long, loose, breathable.
    -Long sleeves, pants, cover your neck (a wet bandana works wonders there). I like cotton for the breathability and looseness. *I* am much more comfortable with...
  23. I do when there are fires in the area and ash in...

    I do when there are fires in the area and ash in the air. All other times I tried a mask (simple cheap mask, not a $100 NBC mask mind you) it didn't help, but it did help tremendously for ash.

    Be...
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    I peak and valley. When I first started...

    I peak and valley. When I first started commuting (6 wow years ago) I was very excited about everything. After a few months I started to trail off as subjects began repeating. Since then, I check...
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    When I first started heavily bike commuting about...

    When I first started heavily bike commuting about 4 years ago. Co-worker reactions were mostly: "wow cool, no way I could do that... wait *that* many miles... yeah you're crazy, but way to go." At...
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