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  1. Thread: serious accident

    by PaulH
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    Yes. Back in graduate school, some worthless...

    Yes. Back in graduate school, some worthless oncoming wanker did an illegal left turn in front of me. Hit the car, flew over it, and landed on my un-helmeted head. Severe concussion, left leg...
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    Replaced sidewall dynamo with hub dynamo...

    Replaced sidewall dynamo with hub dynamo
    Switched to Marathon Plus for summer; Marathon Winter for winter
    Replaced Lunotec N halogen headlight with Lumotec IQ Cyo LED
    Replaced taillight with B&M...
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    I never had any interest in group rides and...

    I never had any interest in group rides and recreational cycling in general. By the time the week ends, people are totally shot and don't want to do anything.

    On the other hand, having to circle...
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    I went to University of Washington for four...

    I went to University of Washington for four years. Unless the number of parking spaces has radically increased in the last thirty years, or public transportation (particularly east-west) has gotten a...
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    Actually, that's when it stops sounding like...

    Actually, that's when it stops sounding like frying bacon. Frying bacon is the normal sound of studs on dry pavement - that's the sound of my ride from December to March.

    It's amazing how silence...
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    The smooth, silent ride of studded tires on black...

    The smooth, silent ride of studded tires on black ice is one of winters great pleasures.
  7. Why you should avoid driving your car during the winter

    Worse than salt, brine sprayed on roads will munch your car to pieces - The Washington Post
  8. You people drive in weather like this? Hardcore!...

    You people drive in weather like this? Hardcore! Winter cycling is way easier than winter driving.
  9. The video leaves me cold. First some bike...

    The video leaves me cold. First some bike messenger stuff -- that's all good, but it bears little resemblance to a normal ride to work. Then, scenes of the allegedly congested Brussels. Frankly, it...
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    Sticky: 20 mile round trip to work and back, just like...

    20 mile round trip to work and back, just like any other day.
  11. I got clobbered skiing in February of 2007 --...

    I got clobbered skiing in February of 2007 -- fractured a leg. I was riding to work again in May. I only had to drive for two months.
  12. Almost all my riding is commuting, so Saturday,...

    Almost all my riding is commuting, so Saturday, Sunday, holidays and vacation are my off days.
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    My first step in getting anything is to draw up a...

    My first step in getting anything is to draw up a performance specification. The one for tires was "matches performance of my car tires in terms of miles between flats and lifetime in miles." ...
  14. Thread: Winter Footwear

    by PaulH
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    Another vote for Neos. Warm, dry, and quick and...

    Another vote for Neos. Warm, dry, and quick and easy to put on and take off.
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    Dynamo lights permanently attached to bike. I...

    Dynamo lights permanently attached to bike. I wear normal office clothing under a Gortex long hooded coat and pants and Neos over-boots with Velcro closures. It takes about a minute to throw all the...
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    Try riding slower. You may be pushing too hard.

    Try riding slower. You may be pushing too hard.
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    Normal office shoes (with Neos Villager overshoes...

    Normal office shoes (with Neos Villager overshoes in the wet or when below freezing). Reason -- convenience. I bike for convenience.
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    Great story! There are places here that are not...

    Great story! There are places here that are not convenient by either car or public transportation. Without a bike, they would not exist for me.

    Paul
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    It's an interesting and useful piece. I have...

    It's an interesting and useful piece. I have always found the motivations of these people a mystery, and they have seemed not fellow cyclists, but alien beings. She offered an explanation -- that...
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    When they fail to see me on the bike and hit me.

    When they fail to see me on the bike and hit me.
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    Her 2011 arrest was at a BAC of .27. That "one...

    Her 2011 arrest was at a BAC of .27. That "one drink too many" was rather extraordinary. The FAA won't let you get a medical certificate with a DWI under circumstances that point to alcoholism unless...
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    No lockout. People like her are medically unfit...

    No lockout. People like her are medically unfit to drive. They should be banned from roads for life, with a medical appeal process allowing reinstatement if proved cured.
  23. Years ago, most US states decided that radial...

    Years ago, most US states decided that radial tires were as good as snow tires. Studded snow tires for cars came out around 1965; within ten years they were banned due to concerns over pavement wear....
  24. Bikes can use studs; cars cannot. The bike is...

    Bikes can use studs; cars cannot. The bike is best when it's too icy to drive. Today, on my way to work, there were two lanes of stuck cars for over three miles. at 20 feet per car -> 250 * 2 cars...
  25. Bikes can use studs; cars cannot. The bike is...

    Bikes can use studs; cars cannot. The bike is best when it's too icy to drive.
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