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07-07-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,024
Posted By KD5NRH

What, 87F daytime highs? It's still that hot...

What, 87F daytime highs? It's still that hot here at 9:30PM. Grow a pair, stop screwing around with that pansy metric crap and go ride.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,120
Posted By KD5NRH

101F...at 8:15PM I mash the pedals and...

101F...at 8:15PM



I mash the pedals and the bike goes, same as always.
06-26-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,074
Posted By KD5NRH

I've watched a motorcyclist put his head on the...

I've watched a motorcyclist put his head on the pavement to indicate that he was stopped and too distracted to put his foot down.
06-26-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By KD5NRH

First Tonya Harding, then the US swimmers in...

First Tonya Harding, then the US swimmers in Brazil, now this. It's time to ban the Olympics. No one needs an international athletic competition.
06-20-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 25,103
Posted By KD5NRH

Oh come on; dishing out some U lock justice on...

Oh come on; dishing out some U lock justice on the imbecile working the clown head is a little much for a burger, don't you think?
06-18-18, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,792
Posted By KD5NRH

They must have changed that; we had one abandoned...

They must have changed that; we had one abandoned at the shop, (Policy is 45 days, it's been 8 months of trying to get the customer to pay up and come get it, and we're closing down at the end of the...
Forum: Touring
06-18-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,534
Posted By KD5NRH

https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/nashbar-low-ri...

https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/nashbar-low-rider-front-rack-na-fr-base $25
https://www.bikenashbar.com/cycling/nashbar-sixer-front-rack-na-frr-base $8 (Does need V/Canti posts and a crown...
06-18-18, 03:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Just under 20% don't live in incorporated cities....

Just under 20% don't live in incorporated cities. Since 42% live in households with guns, even if every person living outside a city had a gun, there would still be more gun owners living in cities.
06-17-18, 03:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By KD5NRH

I've gotten that while in full Lycra kit, in a...

I've gotten that while in full Lycra kit, in a grocery store, in a nice suit in WalMart looking for a replacement shoelace, and while wearing the highly visibly marked uniform of a major pest control...
06-17-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Actually, I'd be willing to bet the majority do...

Actually, I'd be willing to bet the majority do live in cities, and every incorporated city over a few hundred population that I'm aware of has an ordinance prohibiting shooting inside the city...
06-17-18, 12:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Any time somebody gives me a "whatever it needs"...

Any time somebody gives me a "whatever it needs" service authorization, the bike leaves here better than new. Not hard to do with the WalMart stuff, and the Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale and...
06-16-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Not true in many cases; a negligent discharge...

Not true in many cases; a negligent discharge with no property damage (or at least no damage to anyone else's property) around here will still get you fined for discharging a firearm within city...
06-16-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Causing a death by misuse of a firearm is...

Causing a death by misuse of a firearm is virtually certain to get you enough jail time to guarantee job loss, and probably the loss of anything else you can't take care of while in jail. (Children,...
06-15-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

Intentional or knowing, in Texas. Knowing is...

Intentional or knowing, in Texas. Knowing is still a fairly high bar, well above reckless (manslaughter) or criminally negligent. (creative naming doesn't make it this far - it's just called...
06-15-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,173
Posted By KD5NRH

In most cases, because they've had a WalMart BSO...

In most cases, because they've had a WalMart BSO that was uncomfortable and then fell apart, and think LBSs are unreasonable for wanting more than WalMart prices.

Seriously. I've got some...
06-15-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By KD5NRH

I've heard of good results with fairly simple...

I've heard of good results with fairly simple Texas flag jerseys, (even outside Texas) but can't seem to find one in a full-zip style. Closest seems to be the Canari "Texas Retro" which just doesn't...
Forum: Southeast
06-14-18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By KD5NRH

It's a bunch of hippies. Plan to finish a day...

It's a bunch of hippies. Plan to finish a day and camp there. At the very least, you'll almost certainly get a free meal and some people legitimately interested in your touring tales.
06-14-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,530
Posted By KD5NRH

AFAICT, that's its only purpose. Got quite a few...

AFAICT, that's its only purpose. Got quite a few RDs around here that either don't have that tab at all, or have a big enough cutaway in the other plate to allow you to flex the chain around it if...
06-14-18, 02:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,384
Posted By KD5NRH

So, external combustion coal power is somehow...

So, external combustion coal power is somehow better?

How about doing your part to clean up the air by quitting whatever you're smoking.
06-14-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By KD5NRH

Watch for them to be really cheap in fall. I...

Watch for them to be really cheap in fall. I picked up a few of the better ones for $2.50 each a couple years ago. About every other year, I put a bit more of the iron-on reflective on to replace...
06-13-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,118
Posted By KD5NRH

This would be so much easier if the primitives...

This would be so much easier if the primitives were banned from hard surfaces until they evolve enough to use wheels. Tell them it's better for their knees to stick to grass and dirt.
06-13-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 651
Posted By KD5NRH

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIY-Arrow-Silver-Reflecti...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIY-Arrow-Silver-Reflective-Warning-Tape-Iron-On-Width-1-for-Clothes-Pants/322285690922

Shipping is on the slow boat, but 10m for $12 is plenty to do a lot of shirts,...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,593
Posted By KD5NRH

Dry bags are overkill for a rainy commute. ...

Dry bags are overkill for a rainy commute. They're made for boating and other activities where the bag may end up in the water, where rain is just falling down and splashing up onto the commuter's...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,653
Posted By KD5NRH

Why not just charter a couple helicopters and a...

Why not just charter a couple helicopters and a jumbo jet? Maybe if you live and work near the coast, you could arrange for your own personal cargo ship. That's helping the environment.
...
06-05-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By KD5NRH

How defenseless can a guy who pedals for a living...

How defenseless can a guy who pedals for a living be? Learn to kick, people; when every day is leg day, you're always hauling around a couple of really serious weapons.
05-31-18, 03:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,387
Posted By KD5NRH

Cell phone, headset, local police on speed dial. ...

Cell phone, headset, local police on speed dial. If you can get the police looking for them right away, there's a fair chance of getting them stopped and ID'd. Make a habit of it and the cops will...
05-31-18, 02:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By KD5NRH

Then someone should keep track of him, and in the...

Then someone should keep track of him, and in the meantime, teach the LCF folks to write amicus curiae briefs that don't sound quite as fanatical as the average conspiracy theorist.
05-20-18, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,938
Posted By KD5NRH

Moral of the story: sometimes panicky yet...

Moral of the story: sometimes panicky yet slow-running friends are useful to have.
05-19-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,000
Posted By KD5NRH

There are even laws like that in the real world: ...

There are even laws like that in the real world:
Texas Transportation Code 547.501(c) A motor vehicle operator shall use a horn to provide audible warning only when necessary to insure safe...
05-19-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By KD5NRH

Geez, all this time I coulda been making billions...

Geez, all this time I coulda been making billions hosing landfills with sweat to break down all the styrofoam there.
05-19-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,384
Posted By KD5NRH

Even on an all-mechanical dash, the tachometer,...

Even on an all-mechanical dash, the tachometer, oil pressure gauge and others should be a part of your constant scanning. Any of those showing non-zero readings when you think it's shut down should...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By KD5NRH

Another thing I've seen done with those...

Another thing I've seen done with those no-man's-land areas is a bright yellow (or red, or even red/yellow striped) ~6" very square cornered curb. Low enough a vehicle (emergency vehicle) can get...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,777
Posted By KD5NRH

Me either. Though I did also throw the trailer...

Me either. Though I did also throw the trailer on a rebuilt Schwinn Varsity and bike to do the shop's laundry, then again to do mine, (I keep ride clothes at the shop and start any serious rides...
05-19-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,043
Posted By KD5NRH

Duh; if you'd been bicycling on the shoulder,...

Duh; if you'd been bicycling on the shoulder, your car wouldn't have even been there to get hit.
05-19-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,043
Posted By KD5NRH

When I had one, (a "get that broke down thing out...

When I had one, (a "get that broke down thing out of my yard and you can have it" situation) I was always far more careful than in a regular sedan or coupe, because the center of gravity was higher...
05-19-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,550
Posted By KD5NRH

See if you can track down a Guee Sol 200. Some...

See if you can track down a Guee Sol 200. Some are apparently discontinued, so we're getting them well below cost. It's not hugely impressive at MSRP, but with the discount, it makes an excellent...
05-19-18, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By KD5NRH

No matter how many times you say it isn't true,...

No matter how many times you say it isn't true, you're not going to be able to show us hundreds of incidents where drivers have sideswiped or knocked mirrors with cars they were passing, while...
05-19-18, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,069
Posted By KD5NRH

Not necessarily, depending on relative speed and...

Not necessarily, depending on relative speed and sight lines.

However, hitting anyone in the oncoming lane while passing is, by definition, not passing with due care and attention.
05-19-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By KD5NRH

I didn't say "try to punish pass." Whether...

I didn't say "try to punish pass." Whether they're trying or not, people do pass cyclists within inches far more often than they do cars, trucks or farm equipment.
05-19-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,100
Posted By KD5NRH

This; I've come up on three joggers who were...

This; I've come up on three joggers who were wearing hi-viz, and saw them from nearly a mile away. Since one was in hot pink while the others were in yellow-green, I could even tell there were...
05-19-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By KD5NRH

No, it's not, for the simple reason that people...

No, it's not, for the simple reason that people very rarely try to punish pass a car, tractor or RV the way they will a cyclist, regardless of speed.
05-19-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By KD5NRH

Defense counsel should always defend to the...

Defense counsel should always defend to the absolute best of their ability, short of misstating any fact. Anything less rightfully risks a mistrial. Inappropriately light sentences are the fault of...
05-19-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By KD5NRH

Not necessarily; we've got plenty of little old...

Not necessarily; we've got plenty of little old ladies locally who drive their tiny cars as if they're on a 30mph residential at all times. They'll go 30 down a stretch of 60mph highway connecting...
05-19-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,102
Posted By KD5NRH

Ain't no "probably" about it. Hang around a...

Ain't no "probably" about it. Hang around a school at pickup and drop off times, and it becomes pretty clear that the reduced speed zone doesn't protect the kids nearly as much as the parents who...
05-19-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,102
Posted By KD5NRH

Maybe if you'd stop being so gaseous, their...

Maybe if you'd stop being so gaseous, their behavior would change.



Then go to your school board, city council and to the state legislators. Point out that curriculum is being used that is...
05-19-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,872
Posted By KD5NRH

Then how do 1800 pound Smart cars and 80,000...

Then how do 1800 pound Smart cars and 80,000 pound trucks share the same road all the time?

Oh yeah; reasonable training requirements for the person controlling the larger vehicle, and serious...
05-19-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By KD5NRH

Hmm...mine lets me park inside when the weather...

Hmm...mine lets me park inside when the weather is bad, work on my bike whenever there's downtime, and gets me parts and accessories at wholesale price (and sometimes below, writing it off as product...
05-19-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By KD5NRH

No. I treat stop signs like "really, really...

No.

I treat stop signs like "really, really yield" signs; unless I've been able to see a hundred yards or more of the crossing road from well back, I'll slow to ~6 mph, covering at least one brake...
05-15-18, 09:30 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,085
Posted By KD5NRH

Not much that I saw, at least in the middle of...

Not much that I saw, at least in the middle of the afternoon. 1-2 people on a 16-24 passenger shuttle. Might have been more popular at the rush hours or during special events.
05-12-18, 11:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,085
Posted By KD5NRH

When I worked in the area a few years back, they...

When I worked in the area a few years back, they had shuttle buses on the parts that had already been built, but no plans to expand it at all.
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