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Forum: Texas
07-14-10, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By kf5nd

Please show up for this photo opportunity! ...

Please show up for this photo opportunity!

We need ALL cyclists to show up at UH Downtown METRO train stop at 6:00 am on Monday 7/19 to take pictures in celebration of expanded bike hours on the...
05-08-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By kf5nd

Can carbon offsets be used to fund bikeway construction?

I would like to know how the sale of carbon offsets could fund the construction of non-polluting bicycle commuting infrastructure.

In the US, we are having a crisis generally in funding...
Forum: Texas
05-02-10, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By kf5nd

Exclamation WOW... a bikeway to be built as part of a freeway project in Houston?

Yes, you read it right. There is a bikeway incorporated into the design of the US Highway 290 corridor rebuild in Houston / Harris County, from FM529 all the way to Loop 610. The bikeway would be in...
Forum: Texas
04-30-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By kf5nd

Wink Houston METRO seeking input regarding bikes on the light rail

Harris County (Houston) METRO is seeking input as to whether and how bikes should be accommodated on the light rail.

Write to METROSolutions@ridemetro.org

Let's fill up their email box!
Forum: Texas
02-09-10, 11:14 AM
Forum: Texas
10-14-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By kf5nd

Angry KUHF 88.7 FM - Bicyclists want more access to light rail

October 12, 2009

by: Rod Rice, KUHF Houston Public Radio News

While Houston is not the most bicycle friendly city, cycling advocates say commuting by bike here is growing. To increase what's...
Forum: Texas
10-05-09, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By kf5nd

Smile Bicycles become a Houston mayoral campaign issue

One of the challenges facing commuting cyclists is in using their bikes in conjunction with public transit. If METRO could find a way to better assist cyclists, we would all collect multiple...
Forum: Texas
09-11-09, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By kf5nd

People in Dallas need to check out BikeDFW.org...

People in Dallas need to check out BikeDFW.org (http://www.bikedfw.org)

And there's a 50-50 chance that our ride on Sunday, Sept. 13 in Houston gets delayed due to rain. But we will still meet on...
Forum: Texas
09-03-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By kf5nd

Last chance to stop (or alter) Grand Parkway

Public comment period ends September 18, 2009. It looks like The Grand Parkway is a done-deal, Harris County is already spending your property tax money on it, even before the economic viability...
04-29-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,441
Posted By kf5nd

I have a little piece of duct tap to close off...

I have a little piece of duct tap to close off the bottom of the clip, so I don't lose it.
Forum: Texas
04-23-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By kf5nd

Aaron, if you're going to do such an ambitious...

Aaron, if you're going to do such an ambitious ride, you should be TEACHING the course, not taking it!

Peter
Forum: Texas
04-23-09, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By kf5nd

Sorry guys, I live near REI Willowbrook, that's...

Sorry guys, I live near REI Willowbrook, that's why the class is there. If you want to know why there aren't other TS101 / Road One classes inside the Loop 610, well, ask the the other 30+ LCIs in...
Forum: Texas
04-23-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By kf5nd

And Ms. Boone was killed by HFD, why would you...

And Ms. Boone was killed by HFD, why would you want them to escort a memorial ride? And is it legal for fire equipment to escort other vehicles? They aren't law enforcement, after all.

Why don't...
04-14-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By kf5nd

5.1 hours

5.1 hours
Forum: Texas
04-07-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,950
Posted By kf5nd

Safe Passing Bill at Risk, 4/7/09

EVERYONE NEEDS TO GET ON THE HORN TO THEIR SENATORS AGAIN, BEFORE 11 AM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009 !!!


From BikeTexas:

Safe Passing Bill At Risk
Contact Your Senator NOW!

Today, Senator...
Forum: Texas
03-22-09, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By kf5nd

Smile Houston: Traffic Skills 101

The Traffic Skills 101 course is only taught a few times per year. This is the course that teaches you how to mix it up safely with cars on everyday roads, not on the law-enforcement-controlled...
03-13-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By kf5nd

you might have ONE that has gone soft on you....

you might have ONE that has gone soft on you. Check with voltmeter after the group of them has apparently gone dead. You might find that most of the are good, but one is near 0 volts
Forum: Texas
02-05-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 590
Posted By kf5nd

Smile West side of Galveston Bay bike project

I have become aware of an opportunity for a bicycle facility which could extend for miles and miles all along the west side of Galveston Bay :), but I live 60 miles away from there and won't be...
Forum: Texas
02-05-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By kf5nd

BikeHouston is on twitter!

Keep up with all of BikeHouston's tweets! :thumb:
Forum: Texas
02-05-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By kf5nd

If you want to argue that your bike is a "horse",...

If you want to argue that your bike is a "horse", you can use Deadly Force to stop an incidence of horse theft at night! Actually, you can also use Deadly Force to stop criminal mischief at night......
Forum: Texas
01-06-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By kf5nd

BikeHouston Annual Meeting Annoucement

BikeHouston Annual Meeting-January 27, 2009

BikeHoustonís invites you to attend the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., in the Houston Environmental Center, 3015 Richmond,...
Forum: Texas
12-31-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By kf5nd

You want to check out this club: ...

You want to check out this club: http://www.northwestcyclingclub.com/ They have big group rides, they congregate on Saturdays way out northwest off of highway 290

Antoine @ Long Point is a kind...
Forum: Texas
12-23-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By kf5nd

For over a year, BikeHouston and Citizens...

For over a year, BikeHouston and Citizens Transportation have worked to get bike racks installed on the coming METRO light rail trains, which would make bikes + light rail an unbeatable intermodal...
12-18-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By kf5nd

Mahaenergy.com !

Mahaenergy.com !
12-09-08, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By kf5nd

I think 7.2 volts is fine for this light, you...

I think 7.2 volts is fine for this light, you won't hurt it. If you increase the voltage, interestingly, a voltage divider will automatically switch in, and cut the volts in half again... that's why...
Forum: Texas
11-27-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By kf5nd

I am about as sick of doctrinaire vehicular...

I am about as sick of doctrinaire vehicular cyclists as I am of doctrinaire ultra-conservative or ultra-liberal politicians. What makes for safe cycling is so situational, there are many...
Forum: Texas
11-24-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By kf5nd

Bikes on Houston light rail - 12/1/08

Bicycles on METRO light rail; your emails & attendance needed again

Please attend this meeting (see below) and express your opinion that we need 24/7 bicycle access to the light rail system in...
Forum: Texas
11-03-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By kf5nd

With IT band, stay off it for several days, and...

With IT band, stay off it for several days, and you probably need to adjust your saddle, like lower it maybe?
Forum: Texas
10-28-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By kf5nd

I tried TWICE to register at a fire station... no...

I tried TWICE to register at a fire station... no forms, the guys didn't know what to do, who to call. It was a clusterf*ck, so I gave up.

Good riddance, as far as I'm concerned.
10-19-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By kf5nd

Have you seen an opthamolgist? Any sudden decline...

Have you seen an opthamolgist? Any sudden decline in vision should be addressed ASAP by a physician. 52 is way too early to start going blind!
Forum: Texas
09-18-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By kf5nd

I hear that George Bush / Terry Hershey is...

I hear that George Bush / Terry Hershey is passable with a few go-arounds at this time from Barker-Cypress on into Wilcrest.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,643
Posted By kf5nd

Peter here, the $5+ gasoline photo was taken at...

Peter here, the $5+ gasoline photo was taken at Kroger, Barker-Cypress & FM529, but I'm pretty sure those prices aren't being displayed any longer. Prices are more or less reasonable around the area....
Forum: Texas
09-10-08, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,103
Posted By kf5nd

#82 Westheimer bike racks VERY busy at peak...

#82 Westheimer bike racks VERY busy at peak hours. I have encountered buses with full racks often. It's a bummer.
08-25-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By kf5nd

Houston, TX alert: your help needed on Grand Parkway

See the item posted on the Texas forum (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=457963), thank you for your help.
Forum: Texas
08-24-08, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,018
Posted By kf5nd

Exclamation Houston alert: your help needed on Grand Parkway

Cyclists,

BikeHouston and Sustainable Living, a new environmental organization based in Cypress, are in the process of engaging the Harris County Toll Road Authority concerning possible bicycle...
08-05-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By kf5nd

you're ok. it only cares about the diameter of...

you're ok. it only cares about the diameter of the wheel with the sensor
Forum: Texas
07-27-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By kf5nd

Harris County's current anti-road cycling policy

Mr. Wang:

Thank you for your continued interest regarding your desire for bike lanes or accommodations on North Eldridge Parkway from FM 529 to West Little York Road. We appreciate your affording...
Forum: Texas
07-27-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By kf5nd

Thumbs up Pro-road cycling candidate for Harris County Commissioner Precinct 3

I was at the Citizens' Transportation Committee (CTC) Board meeting tonight, and I ran in Lt. Colonel (USAF retired) Dexter Handy who is running against incumbent Steve Radack for Harris County...
Forum: Texas
07-27-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By kf5nd

Tex_Arcana, please write to your County...

Tex_Arcana, please write to your County Commissioner (Radack, Eversole, Garcia, or Lee) and tell them so! Also send a copy to Judge Ed Emmett. And VOTE! There is a choice in November, I will start...
Forum: Texas
07-26-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By kf5nd

Post BikeHouston's Strategic Cycling Plan for Harris County, TX

In September 2007, Harris County received an Economic Development Strategic Plan prepared by Angelou Economics of Austin, Texas. This report, prepared for the County at a cost to taxpayers of...
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 948
Posted By kf5nd

Drivers get extra points for hitting people at...

Drivers get extra points for hitting people at intersections, it seems.

Ducksa, you make a good point, if you can avoid being in conflict with cars, its best to do that. "If you can't bet 'em,...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By kf5nd

I concur with Big Ron. Choice of a bike,...

I concur with Big Ron. Choice of a bike, especially a newbie bike, should not be dictated by fashion, but needs. At worst, a derailleur that gets out of whack reverts to being a single-speed in...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,688
Posted By kf5nd

Jesus would not be driving a Hummer. Jesus would...

Jesus would not be driving a Hummer. Jesus would be walking, biking, or taking transit.
06-29-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 896
Views: 266,937
Posted By kf5nd

I have the Cateye EL-500, I like it alot! You can...

I have the Cateye EL-500, I like it alot! You can probably get one for under $50
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By kf5nd

Haven't had any problems with 700x25, 700x28, or...

Haven't had any problems with 700x25, 700x28, or 26x1.5 Armadilloes
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By kf5nd

I've done that, too.

I've done that, too.
06-26-08, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By kf5nd

Do not have earbuds in your ears while riding a...

Do not have earbuds in your ears while riding a bike, period. You need to be listening for cars... wind noise, tire noise, and the sound of engines slowing down, which will clue in that you are about...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,340
Posted By kf5nd

If your rim is wide enough to hold a 700x38, it...

If your rim is wide enough to hold a 700x38, it may be too wide for a 700x28 ! Look at Sheldon Brown's rim/tire compatibility chart!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,230
Posted By kf5nd

Except this time, oil & gas prices aren't going...

Except this time, oil & gas prices aren't going to crash like they did in 1986, down to $10 per barrel. That really opened the door wide to truck and SUV adoption.

Those days won't be seen again.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-08, 07:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,230
Posted By kf5nd

Of course motorists will change. They will change...

Of course motorists will change. They will change when they no more cash, and their line of credit is maxed out.

What, gas stations are going to give them gas at a discount or free just to be...
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