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Forum: Commuting
01-12-14, 02:52 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,695
Posted By weshigh

Granted, I didn't read the whole though thread,...

Granted, I didn't read the whole though thread, so my advice might not be on point. I have an All-City Space Horse that I've built up custom with an IGH. I think it make a great commuter. Fast, but...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By weshigh

All LA Metro buses and trains allow bikes on them...

All LA Metro buses and trains allow bikes on them for no additional cost at all hours. So we have that, but does not cover everywhere for everyone. LA is a big place. Everyone involved in this are...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By weshigh

Unfortunately we don't have any routes that...

Unfortunately we don't have any routes that currently cover that area. You can check out our current routes at http://labiketrains.com/ Doesn't look like there are a lot of good options in that...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By weshigh

My route has been mostly people who already have...

My route has been mostly people who already have some experience riding, or are already doing the route, but think its more fun to do it together. I've had people drop off because of job changes....
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By weshigh

During the summer I had a 2 other regular riders...

During the summer I had a 2 other regular riders and 2-3 others that would join occasionally. Unfortunately those 2 regular riders were working freelance gigs and those ended. And I got 1 other...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By weshigh

Thanks everyone. I'm actually LA Bike Trains...

Thanks everyone. I'm actually LA Bike Trains Route 003 conductor. Its a fun time and everyone involved with it is great too. Let me know if you have any questions about it.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-13, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By weshigh

I've had my space horse for a few months now....

I've had my space horse for a few months now. Love the crap out of that bike. I ride about 120miles week on it. Fast yet has no problem carrying a load. I built mine up from the frame, so not sure of...
08-09-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,773
Posted By weshigh

Riding on the side walk is legal in The City of...

Riding on the side walk is legal in The City of Los Angeles, not so with every city.
http://ladotbikeblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/04/la-county-sidewalk-riding-part1/...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By weshigh

Agree, have had mine for about a month or two and...

Agree, have had mine for about a month or two and like it a lot.
08-07-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,517
Posted By weshigh

I know the feeling. Never had mine come off while...

I know the feeling. Never had mine come off while riding, but it did when I crashed.

http://youtu.be/OtYdSPHc1Vw
Forum: Commuting
08-03-13, 12:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,379
Posted By weshigh

Its pretty typical of the forum. Don't let it get...

Its pretty typical of the forum. Don't let it get to you too much. I am convinced that even if you were hit from behind while riding straight down the road, someone on the forum would blame you for...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

Thanks! He had the same camera on his helmet that...

Thanks! He had the same camera on his helmet that I have, so I don't know how he wouldn't. It sticks up off the top of my bright yellow helmet.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-13, 12:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

I'm the rider in the video. The stretch that is...

I'm the rider in the video. The stretch that is wide enough to share, when there was actually traffic only lasted for about 10sec.(1min5sec to 1min15sec) Would have been shorter but the Deputy...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

Thats fine, and you don't have to follow the...

Thats fine, and you don't have to follow the suggestion, but you said only zealots think that. LADOT is for sure not a zealot when it comes to bike lane positioning.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

From the wiki on shared lane markings. ...

From the wiki on shared lane markings.

Alert motorists of the lateral location bicyclists are likely to occupy within the traveled way


They are literally used to show motorists where to...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

I personally got harassed a lot more before I...

I personally got harassed a lot more before I road primary position the road in the video. You put your life in those peoples hands anywhere on the road. I've ridden the same route for over 2 years...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 06:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

The sharrow being there does nothing to change...

The sharrow being there does nothing to change lane position. I road in the same spot before they put the sharrows in and would have the same legal right to do so.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

I think your viewing from the wrong perspective....

I think your viewing from the wrong perspective. Its not the job of the cyclists to make sure a driver can get by. Its the responsibility of of a driver to make sure they can pass safely, just like...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

I am the rider in question. There was not enough...

I am the rider in question. There was not enough room. I ride this route every day. Even if there was, I was going at roughly the same pace as the rest of traffic, making it pointless. Its not safe...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

Wow, you are wrong. First the lane is...

Wow, you are wrong.
First the lane is substandard, not enough room for me to safetly share the lane with another vehicle. You may feel safe doing that, but I do not. 2nd, its a 4 lane road, with...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 04:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

I don't completely disagree.. but if I as a...

I don't completely disagree.. but if I as a citizen am expected to know the laws and if I break them I will be punished. They should really know them, since its their job and have to enforce them.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 03:55 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

True, but there were 4 lanes, 2 in each...

True, but there were 4 lanes, 2 in each direction, so rule does not apply on that street in the video.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 03:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

yeah, LASD has been notified of it. They even...

yeah, LASD has been notified of it. They even tweeted this last night after a bunch of people started sending it to them.

@LASD_News (https://twitter.com/LASD_News)20h...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

From my understanding, they are basically an on...

From my understanding, they are basically an on the road version of a "Bike May Use Full Lane" sign. They don't have special powers, just indicating where lane is too narrow to share and that is...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,502
Posted By weshigh

Encounter with LA Sheriff on my commute to work.

Had this encounter with LASD yesterday on my commute to work. Things like this can really discourage anyone from starting to ride a bike.


http://youtu.be/xqom_CtMJOA
Forum: Commuting
07-19-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By weshigh

Well in TN, I don't think its legal to lane...

Well in TN, I don't think its legal to lane split, but if I need to make a right turn, I'd plan a head and when I spotted a gab opening up I'd signal and move to the right lane or to the far right....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By weshigh

You also have to remember that this is sped up...

You also have to remember that this is sped up 8x. The average speed for that section is only about 12mph. Most of that traffic was going less than 10mph for short bursts and then stopping. I think...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By weshigh

Agree, not a competition. but if there is...

Agree, not a competition. but if there is traffic, might as well be able to get around in it and not stuck in it.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By weshigh

631 cars in 3.1 miles/15min.

Thought I'd share this video I took from the Friday before memorial day. Usually traffic is backed up, but not this bad. I thought I passed a lot of people, so decided to count on the video. Turned...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By weshigh

ha, yup thats my video. Didn't even see that you...

ha, yup thats my video. Didn't even see that you posted it up there.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,599
Posted By weshigh

I'd contact one of the bike liaisons like was...

I'd contact one of the bike liaisons like was mentioned above and find out who their watch commander is. Or go into the station in that area you are in and talk to the watch commander. You can talk...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,858
Posted By weshigh

Oh, also changing flats is slightly more annoying...

Oh, also changing flats is slightly more annoying and need to make sure a axel bolt wrench is in your tool bag, but there are good videos on youtube that explain how to change it. I've found once you...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,858
Posted By weshigh

I've been riding my Shimano Nexus 8spd IGH for...

I've been riding my Shimano Nexus 8spd IGH for about 1 1/2 years now. I just moved it over to new All-City Spacehorse frame I built up. I'm a big fan. I've had some issues with skipping gears here...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,255
Posted By weshigh

I wear a pair of DZRs and I find them fine to...

I wear a pair of DZRs and I find them fine to walk in. Little stiff, but totally doable and fine for me. I've walked over a mile in them and wear them at the office.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,530
Posted By weshigh

I have a 15 mile commute in the morning. I shower...

I have a 15 mile commute in the morning. I shower before I leave in the morning. Also have a shower at work, but don't use it much anymore. In the early days I'd just do a fast rinse once I got to...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,267
Posted By weshigh

Any reason you didn't commute the 11miles by...

Any reason you didn't commute the 11miles by bike? Depending on the route 11 miles can take about 50min or less.
04-19-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,627
Posted By weshigh

I run a ContourROAM on my helmet. Its less...

I run a ContourROAM on my helmet. Its less obvious compared to the Go-Pro. I've been happy with it. Youtube username is the same as my BikeForums name if you want to check any video out.
04-14-13, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,817
Posted By weshigh

i agree with your points. It seems to be a pretty...

i agree with your points. It seems to be a pretty niche light. After having it a couple days now my biggest issue is getting the side cap off to charge it. Mine is really stuck on. For some reason...
04-14-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,817
Posted By weshigh

Thanks. Yeah I had it pre-ordered and this I...

Thanks. Yeah I had it pre-ordered and this I believe is from the 2nd batch sent to the US.
04-13-13, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,596
Posted By weshigh

I found that most people were lambasting him for...

I found that most people were lambasting him for writing such a stupid letter that could easily be answered with a simple Google search and then signing it as Pres of chamber of commerce. Especially...
04-13-13, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,817
Posted By weshigh

Just got mine yesterday. Here is a little video I...

Just got mine yesterday. Here is a little video I made of it.
http://youtu.be/Iz5Mkah4QZY
Forum: Commuting
03-27-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By weshigh

..sounds like you need better wheels/spokes or...

..sounds like you need better wheels/spokes or you are not doing it right. You should not be breaking 1 spoke per week.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By weshigh

I've crashed with my helmet camera, at the time...

I've crashed with my helmet camera, at the time it was on the left side. As soon as my helmet hit the pavement the camera snapped off and went tumbling. It was fine and I was fine. I have a feeling...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 843
Posted By weshigh

If you havent seen, i'd recommend one of these....

If you havent seen, i'd recommend one of these. http://www.chucklohr.com/808/index.shtml They are cheap and like anything cheap have their issue but for the price are hard to beat.
03-16-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By weshigh

Yeah. I live in LA and am pretty sure there are...

Yeah. I live in LA and am pretty sure there are no bike lanes there. There are sharrows and most sharrows are out of the door zone. I believe the article is wrong claiming bike lane.
03-13-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By weshigh

I've only ridden there during the Tour de Palm...

I've only ridden there during the Tour de Palm Springs, but there are a number of bike lanes that are long and straight. Motor traffic is also fast as all the roads are long, wide and straight. While...
03-13-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,651
Posted By weshigh

I'm probably the guy who was mentioned who...

I'm probably the guy who was mentioned who commutes from Silver Lake to Santa Monica, cause I do. I go from Santa Monica to West Hollywood and beyond almost everyday.

Lots of people do it via...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By weshigh

Yes, Space Horse is what I have my eye on for my...

Yes, Space Horse is what I have my eye on for my next bike. I've taken a couple test rides, its only a matter of time.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By weshigh

If we go by what a few local shops carry, then...

If we go by what a few local shops carry, then everyone will have a very different answer. The two shops I visit have very few carbon bikes and much more steel and aluminum. There are at least 15...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,628
Posted By weshigh

That is not true at all. It took me less than 1...

That is not true at all. It took me less than 1 min to pull up a modern steel frame bike with brifters and 105. The Bianchi he is talking about has modern components and no downtube shifting.
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