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02-28-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 13,959
Posted By deputyjones

I won't necessarily completely disagree with...

I won't necessarily completely disagree with that, but I'll throw a couple observations out here.

#1. The cops are always in a no win situation. If the officer is more "gentle" about his approach...
02-28-10, 10:49 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 13,959
Posted By deputyjones

Ahhh, the Helmet Head argument. You disagree with...

Ahhh, the Helmet Head argument. You disagree with me therefore you don't know how to read.

I've missed that.
02-28-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 13,959
Posted By deputyjones

True this doesn't help engender good relations...

True this doesn't help engender good relations with the community, but you argument seems a bit silly to me.

Would it have been ok for an officer to accidentally run someone over if 10 officers...
02-28-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 400
Views: 13,959
Posted By deputyjones

Hmmm, well you can be sure that this WILL be a...

Hmmm, well you can be sure that this WILL be a standard training video from now on. Regardless of what some might think we cops do a good job of learning from our own mistakes.

Very tragic what...
02-28-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By deputyjones

Yeah, my brooks has been wet a number of times...

Yeah, my brooks has been wet a number of times without issue. I do carry a plastic grocery bag which I shove under the seat where it can't be seen. Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't.
02-27-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 150,990
Posted By deputyjones

Wow, been away from BF for a long time and glad...

Wow, been away from BF for a long time and glad to see my old thread is still here and getting replies. Great to read them. Thanks everyone for sharing.
Forum: Commuting
04-05-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,143
Posted By deputyjones

At best I would say it rains here once a week or...

At best I would say it rains here once a week or so in the spring and fall, but last summer we went about two months without a drop. That was part of the reason I wanted a downtube style fender so I...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,143
Posted By deputyjones

Nice bike. I just tend to be a minimalist so if I...

Nice bike. I just tend to be a minimalist so if I can get a downtube fender to work then that would be best, but I have so say I like the look of those fenders on your ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,465
Posted By deputyjones

I think it is all about the chase itself with...

I think it is all about the chase itself with almost all dogs. I was pulled off a bike by a german shepard when I was about 8. When I hit the ground he just licked my face.

While running or bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-08, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,143
Posted By deputyjones

Downtube fender on a Kona Dew?

So, I bought my speed racer Kona Dew (I'm accustomed to commuting on a 15 y/o MTB so this thing is a speed demon!), and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if one of those downtube fenders will...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,707
Posted By deputyjones

Kona makes great bikes as you will read in many...

Kona makes great bikes as you will read in many threads here. The Dew is in your price range. I just picked one up at my LBS for $350 because it was the older teal color and the silver is coming out...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By deputyjones

Here is 2 cents about bike shops from someone who...

Here is 2 cents about bike shops from someone who completed their first year of commuting and went through every mistake and local bike shop:

I still haven't met anyone that commutes to work at a...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,075
Posted By deputyjones

well thanks....how's Portland?

well thanks....how's Portland?
Forum: Commuting
03-05-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,075
Posted By deputyjones

Frame material is somewhat important to me and...

Frame material is somewhat important to me and that is why I chose the Dew over the Smoke 2-9 which is about $50 cheaper.

I actually have a set of those funny Scott handlebars that wrap around...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,075
Posted By deputyjones

lol, spoken like a true bib-clad roadie ...

lol, spoken like a true bib-clad roadie

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I appreciate it. Even if it just goes to confirm that the Dew is the bike for me.
03-04-08, 05:42 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,822
Posted By deputyjones

thanks HH. Safe and healthy and fat. I need to...

thanks HH. Safe and healthy and fat. I need to ride some more :o

Planning on being back on the bike commute within a couple of weeks. It has been a terrible winter here. Keep up the good fight HH.
03-04-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,822
Posted By deputyjones

Some things never change. Glad to see everyone...

Some things never change. Glad to see everyone else on BF but HH has a reading comprehension problem. :D
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 05:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,075
Posted By deputyjones

I have been commuted on old mountain bikes last...

I have been commuted on old mountain bikes last year and wanted something faster when I finally broke down and bought a new bike for the commute.

I thought the combo of 700c wheels on with no...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 17,075
Posted By deputyjones

Looking at a Kona Dew...What else should I be looking at?

Hey guys...and gals,

Been a while since I have been around here, but I am planning on getting back on the bike commute within the next couple of weeks.

I am also planning on doing so on a new...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,246
Posted By deputyjones

Committed a felony and now complaining about a...

Committed a felony and now complaining about a $257 ticket. Yup, typical day at BF.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By deputyjones

+1 for Hurst. He actually posts from time to time...

+1 for Hurst. He actually posts from time to time in the A&S forum under his own name. Well, well worth the $10 from Amazon.com
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 09:14 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,175
Posted By deputyjones

Campus/Rodeo pedals from Nashbar. Clipped in...

Campus/Rodeo pedals from Nashbar. Clipped in power when you need it and fast on the pedal when you need that. I wouldn't commute with anything else.
01-02-08, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,750
Posted By deputyjones

IMHO, if you were planning on going wide and...

IMHO, if you were planning on going wide and essentially taking the lane you should have done so before the turn to indicate to the driver that that was your intention, but no harm no foul. At least...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 838
Posted By deputyjones

Since no one else mentioned it, Specialized has a...

Since no one else mentioned it, Specialized has a line of bikes for women available to check out here:
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=21949

The Rockhopper is in your price...
01-01-08, 11:41 AM
Forum: Commuting
01-01-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,765
Posted By deputyjones

I'll second the under armor recommendation. I...

I'll second the under armor recommendation. I have the cold gear mock turtleneck that works great as a base layer.
Forum: Introductions
07-24-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By deputyjones

Welcome to BF! Quite a few fellow LEO's floating...

Welcome to BF! Quite a few fellow LEO's floating around here if you look in the right spots :)
Forum: Introductions
07-09-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By deputyjones

Hey, I am from Zeeland too! Welcome to BikeForums!

Hey, I am from Zeeland too! Welcome to BikeForums!
06-02-07, 11:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,953
Posted By deputyjones

So, your adult daughter was cited for breaking...

So, your adult daughter was cited for breaking the law, lied to you about the details and now you are complaining on an internet forum because you can't fight for her the battle that she has already...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-07, 05:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,091
Posted By deputyjones

I might have a new sig :D

I might have a new sig :D
06-02-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,353
Posted By deputyjones

forget it....why do I even read this forum...

forget it....why do I even read this forum anymore?
Forum: Commuting
06-01-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,047
Posted By deputyjones

I had a guy in a car with 2 guys and 2 gals...

I had a guy in a car with 2 guys and 2 gals (READ: Guys acting macho for the ladies) yell out the window at me yesterday to get off the road. First time that has ever happened to me. I invited them...
05-29-07, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,840
Posted By deputyjones

I was really suprised how cheap it is here. Only...

I was really suprised how cheap it is here. Only $1 for the regular bus service (which has very limited routes) and only $2 for a reserved ride where they go pick you up and go wherever you want...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-07, 04:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,800
Posted By deputyjones

I don't drink coffee on my way in, but I start...

I don't drink coffee on my way in, but I start work in the afternoon. If I had to start work at 6:00 a.m. I'd be kicked back on a beach cruiser sipping coffee all the way to work ;)
05-29-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,534
Posted By deputyjones

Not that I mean to blindly defend these Officers,...

Not that I mean to blindly defend these Officers, but why would you not have just stopped and asked them before coming on here and complaining about it? There very well may have been a very good...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-07, 11:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,282
Posted By deputyjones

Yeah, that's a beauty. I say buy it and keep the...

Yeah, that's a beauty. I say buy it and keep the Specialized around as an in climate weather bike, and also I think I read somewhere that the color red adds like 20 horsepower.
05-27-07, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By deputyjones

Wow, lots more certified divers here than I would...

Wow, lots more certified divers here than I would have expected. I am thinking in the near future I will be either building an Xtracycle or buying a bakfiets so that will be the way I will go with...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-27-07, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6,086
Views: 299,471
Posted By deputyjones

5/27 Rode home at midnight and back to work...

5/27

Rode home at midnight and back to work at 2:00 p.m. Beautiful ride home and I look forward to the ride back.
05-27-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By deputyjones

You might have to lure him in with a biscotti...

You might have to lure him in with a biscotti crumb trail :D
05-27-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By deputyjones

Good call rthomse. The cops all other cops fear...

Good call rthomse. The cops all other cops fear are the highway guys, and all cops should be examples of good driving.
05-27-07, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By deputyjones

Clarence the traffic calming Sasquatch

http://bikeportland.org/2007/05/23/exclusive-video-a-traffic-calming-sasquatch-at-ladds-circle/

Not sure about the safety aspect, but it made me laugh :D
05-26-07, 10:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,855
Posted By deputyjones

If that happened to me they would definitely look...

If that happened to me they would definitely look back on that incident as one of the defining moments of their life.
05-26-07, 09:01 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 4,072
Posted By deputyjones

How about in the future you make a valid effort...

How about in the future you make a valid effort to understand before insulting me?
05-26-07, 08:58 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 4,072
Posted By deputyjones

I tend to be fairly libertarian in my views. I...

I tend to be fairly libertarian in my views. I will chain myself to a Schwinn Heavy Duty in the middle of the loop in Chicago before I allow bicycle licensing to happen.
05-26-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 4,072
Posted By deputyjones

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/LPG/5...

http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/LPG/51052~Rage-Against-The-Machine-Posters.jpg

:D
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 08:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 18,305
Posted By deputyjones

Agreed. I really like the idea of those tires,...

Agreed. I really like the idea of those tires, but a few more size choices would be helpful.
05-26-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By deputyjones

Well at least you weren't skitching off him :)

Well at least you weren't skitching off him :)
05-26-07, 08:03 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 4,072
Posted By deputyjones

First of all the point of the testing is to...

First of all the point of the testing is to separate the competent from the incompetent, no? Then what is done with the incompetent?

JF says he wants his testing to be part of a "national cycling...
05-26-07, 12:22 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 4,072
Posted By deputyjones

So the ultimate goal of your standardized testing...

So the ultimate goal of your standardized testing is national bicycle licensing which would, at least indirectly, refuse those you deem incompetent the use of a bicycle?
05-25-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,554
Posted By deputyjones

If AC is a religion, I want to be a monk. Being...

If AC is a religion, I want to be a monk. Being the "Monk of AC" would be cool. Riding around with my Friar Tuck robe on.....sweet.
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