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Forum: Commuting
11-10-12, 01:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,998
Posted By Tearlach61

Today it was -10C and I had: - fleece hat...

Today it was -10C and I had:
- fleece hat under my helmut
- faux under armor, fleece pull-over, fleece jacket, generic coat vest, reflector vest,
- under armor bottoms, jeans, shell pants to cut...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-12, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tearlach61

I am not sure taking the lane would help in my...

I am not sure taking the lane would help in my circumstance. Distinct shoulder, fairly steady stream of folks passing me at 40 mph. Going out into the lane when there is lane right there...I don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-12, 11:11 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,007
Posted By Tearlach61

For health reasons and for savings. When we...

For health reasons and for savings. When we moved to Juneau and were shopping for a house, I didn't want a place too close to work, I wanted a decent bike ride between home and work. The 6.9 mile...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tearlach61

I hear you all. Perhaps his apology was not...

I hear you all. Perhaps his apology was not genuine, perhaps he'll keep an eye out for me now and you never who you are dealing with.

That was the third time in over 20 years of daily commuting.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tearlach61

Confrontation with a driver who right-hooked me with a surprise ending

Yesterday, a guy right hooked me. It was the evening commute home. I was in the bike approaching an intersection.

Among other things, I am very careful to monitor the turn signals of the cars...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 09:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,820
Posted By Tearlach61

I don't like it. My rear wheel is kind of...

I don't like it. My rear wheel is kind of expensive. I just don't like the idea of some guy riding with front wheel two or three inches from mind. It would cost me upwards of $500 to replace the...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 11:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,847
Posted By Tearlach61

I probably shouldn't even say this. I am 51 and...

I probably shouldn't even say this. I am 51 and I have been commuting since I was about 27. My first 18 months I had three accidents including an ugly one the put me in the hospital (the guy was...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,554
Posted By Tearlach61

My bike weighs about 35 lbs empty. It has...

My bike weighs about 35 lbs empty. It has lights, fenders, rack, IGH, drive train protected from the elements, intregral lock. If I went lighter,I would be compromising on what I need. I need my...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,137
Posted By Tearlach61

I have a bike computer which tracks average...

I have a bike computer which tracks average speed. It's typically about 14.8 to 15 mph. A typical cruising speeds is anything between 16 and 18 mph depending on grade and wind. If wind is...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 697
Posted By Tearlach61

I would say that people are fairly polite where I...

I would say that people are fairly polite where I am as well. Can't say for sure if it's more polite. It may be because, while not exactly numerous, bikes are a definite presence on the road so I...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-12, 11:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,120
Posted By Tearlach61

I have wondered the same myself. I is a pet...

I have wondered the same myself. I is a pet peeve of mine but I never say anything. I just don't get how people can persist in it when the lanes are so clearly marked with arraows. I think it is...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,321
Posted By Tearlach61

In winter, I have two lights: one flashing, one...

In winter, I have two lights: one flashing, one steady. About three or four years ago, this driver was "what is that big bright light coming my way, it's blinding! I think I'll just go any way." ...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,345
Posted By Tearlach61

Thoughts on Breezer Uptown Infinity commuter bike

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I picked up a Breezer Infinity a couple of months ago and now that I am nearing about 400 miles, I thought I share some of my impressions. (I typically do more mileage than this in 2...
04-18-12, 08:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tearlach61

Some streetview shots from Amsterdamsestraatwes,...

Some streetview shots from Amsterdamsestraatwes, Utrecht, Netherlands:
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Typical Street shot

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A ped crossing.

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And here is what happens at a major intersection where all...
04-18-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tearlach61

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Here are two screen shots from the project. The street inefficient use of it's space. The center turn lane which is not needed for long stretches.

I question one comment I saw...
04-17-12, 10:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tearlach61

Wow, I come back from a busy day and I see a ton...

Wow, I come back from a busy day and I see a ton of comments. Green book. It's not the last word in these matters. It is design GUIDANCE not the 10 commandments. Bike lanes are ok. I use them. ...
04-17-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tearlach61

Thanks for the responses. Granted you wouldn't...

Thanks for the responses. Granted you wouldn't want to cross the rumble strip, that's why I said possibly discontinuous. Also I'd discontinue them anyplace you'd discontinue a curb or pilons or...
04-16-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,359
Posted By Tearlach61

Rumble Strips for a Protected Bike

I have a bike lane design question. Short and simple, what do people think of a protected bike lane that uses a rumble strip (continuous or intermittent) as a seperator between car traffic and a...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,889
Posted By Tearlach61

I had two in the past month or so. I was on what...

I had two in the past month or so. I was on what we call back loop road, a two lane road with a generous striped bike lane plus one one side, the far side from where I was, a multi-use path. A...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tearlach61

Yep, I saw that after I posted. Thank you.

Yep, I saw that after I posted. Thank you.
Forum: Introductions
04-15-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 159
Posted By Tearlach61

Hello from Juneau Alaska

I just joined a couple of days ago. I live in Juneau, Alaska. I am a commuter cyclist mostly, year round, rain or shine. I do about 15 to 16 miles a day depending on side trips.

The trip...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tearlach61

No, I ordered it. It actually looks like the...

No, I ordered it. It actually looks like the chain guard dis-assembles just forward of the rear axle which would then allow me to take rear wheel off. Probably easier than changing a cassette.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,149
Posted By Tearlach61

There are a number of commuter cyclists where I...

There are a number of commuter cyclists where I work, people who cycle year round. We all struggle with retro-fitting fenders, lights, racks and other things to bikes are essentially expensive toys,...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,588
Posted By Tearlach61

I live in Juneau, Alaska and I commute a lot in...

I live in Juneau, Alaska and I commute a lot in the rain, about 7 miles each way.

Footwear: xtra-tuf rubber boots. Btw, these are great boots, very popular in the rainier parts of Alaska. Very...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tearlach61

Breezer Uptown Infinity - Rear Wheel Removal

I just bought a Breezer Uptown Infinity. One of the reasons I bought it is in the hope of lower maintenance. I live and commute in Juneau Alaska. It rains a lot here, plus we have winters which...
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