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07-18-03, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By aturley

I use eggbeaters. They're the only clipless...

I use eggbeaters. They're the only clipless pedal I've ever used, so I don't have anything to compare them to, but they've worked well for me.
07-18-03, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By aturley

Like everyone else said, you yield to B. My...

Like everyone else said, you yield to B. My friend found this out the hard way a while back. Lucky for him, he was in a car and it wasn't too bad.

I take it as a general rule that you yield when...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-03, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By aturley

If you're trying to get in shape and don't mind...

If you're trying to get in shape and don't mind working a bit on your ride, I would recommend a fixed gear. They're pretty easy to throw together, just talk to your lbs about getting the parts. An...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-02, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,992
Posted By aturley

Just to add my two cents. Live in Monterey where...

Just to add my two cents. Live in Monterey where L&M is based, and I have some friends who work there. These guys do things like night-time mountain bike rides. They build their lights to work in...
05-29-02, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By aturley

I don't think I'm being overly critical. I have...

I don't think I'm being overly critical. I have read write-ups by CM participants themselves where they condone behavior that I think is inappropriate for any user of public streets. I'm not saying...
05-28-02, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By aturley

My understanding is that most CM rides involve...

My understanding is that most CM rides involve large numbers of cyclists taking to the streets and riding as a mass. This is good. Unfortunately, they tend to view "riding as a mass" as meaning...
05-23-02, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By aturley

I guess I still kind of worry about this kind of...

I guess I still kind of worry about this kind of reasoning. I mostly worry about it because I don't see much of a reason that cars couldn't apply the same standard.

andy
05-22-02, 02:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By aturley

I saw a guy do one of these on Bike to Work Day...

I saw a guy do one of these on Bike to Work Day last week. He rode up (wrong way) a one-way street, turned right at the light up another one-way street, made a U-turn, then turned right again and...
05-22-02, 02:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 546
Posted By aturley

Well, momentum is mass times velocity, so I'm...

Well, momentum is mass times velocity, so I'm guessing that if the two ran into eachother, the heavier rider would do more damage to the smaller rider. So keep that weight up.

andy
05-22-02, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By aturley

MadCat - yeah, that ad is pretty bad. If Ford...

MadCat - yeah, that ad is pretty bad. If Ford ever had an Excursion ad with a picture of a family about to get smacked by a truck and a caption that said, "Energy absorbing crumple zone", I think...
05-22-02, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By aturley

Hm . . . thinking about this a little more, I'm...

Hm . . . thinking about this a little more, I'm also worried about going 25-30 mph surrounded by people who don't know how to ride bikes around other people. Granted, I guess that's more or less...
05-22-02, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By aturley

This one will get you in trouble. From...

This one will get you in trouble.

From Nebraska Statutes Search (http://statutes.unicam.state.ne.us/default.asp), on this...
05-22-02, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By aturley

Hmm . . . it sounds like a bicycle toll road. ...

Hmm . . . it sounds like a bicycle toll road.

It could be a good idea if it was simply used as a bicycle highway to connect various parts of town. But you would still need to be allowed to ride...
05-22-02, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,660
Posted By aturley

I stop at stop signs. I try to ride as safely as...

I stop at stop signs. I try to ride as safely as I can, but I follow the law. That way, if all my safe riding fails, at least I will have the law on my side. I don't want to get hit by some crazy...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-02, 02:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,339
Posted By aturley

I ride my GT Nomad about half the time. The...

I ride my GT Nomad about half the time. The other half of the time, when I bring an extra lunch to work the day before, I will ride my fixed gear bike. The Nomad is good for hauling stuff around,...
05-21-02, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 930
Posted By aturley

I was surprised the first time I saw a VW ad in...

I was surprised the first time I saw a VW ad in Bike magazine. But then I thought about it and realized that I have a Jetta and I read Bike, so they're probably targetting the ad pretty well.

I...
05-20-02, 04:28 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,340
Posted By aturley

I'm not sure that Lance would eat at any place...

I'm not sure that Lance would eat at any place that has a drive-thru window. Unless we're talking about a different Lance.

andy
05-20-02, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By aturley

I have three that I go to. My favorite people...

I have three that I go to. My favorite people are the ones at Jocelyn's. A very young BMX crew. They don't always have the right answers, but they can usually tell you where to get them, and...
05-20-02, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By aturley

I ride the remnants of an old Raliegh Capri...

I ride the remnants of an old Raliegh Capri converted into a fixed gear. I got most of my info from sheldonbrown.com, and the holes in my knowledge were filled by some friends and one of my LBSs.
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05-20-02, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By aturley

Wow. So there is an advantage to riding like...

Wow. So there is an advantage to riding like that? And all this time my girlfriend just thought I was crazy.

Time to wash the seat.

andy
Forum: Commuting
05-17-02, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By aturley

I agree with Flash, cars are necessary sometimes,...

I agree with Flash, cars are necessary sometimes, but they are highly overused in the US. Cars are great for transporting lots of stuff over long distances. But most people use them to transport...
05-17-02, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By aturley

Wow! I've heard of people making that mistake...

Wow! I've heard of people making that mistake with the old tachs where the numbers were supposed to be multiplied by 100 instead of 1000 like on the new ones. I think that's part of the reason they...
05-16-02, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By aturley

I don't know, I think it's good for people to...

I don't know, I think it's good for people to experiment with things like that. Looking back on it, you can say that it probably didn't do much to help get people on bikes, but now you know for sure...
05-16-02, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By aturley

It sounds like he fell into the water, then...

It sounds like he fell into the water, then climbed out and hung onto one of the bridge supports. Initailly I thought he grabbed on to the bridge as he was falling and hung there. Still, that's not...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-02, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By aturley

I kind of lost track of how many today, but it...

I kind of lost track of how many today, but it was Bike to Work Day here in Monterey. My girlfriend, my neighbor, and I rode out together and hit a few of the free breakfast spots. So I was out...
05-14-02, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By aturley

Yeah, kind of like that, only that still looks a...

Yeah, kind of like that, only that still looks a little high-tech. Make it out of steel to bring the price down, and use a non-electronic shifting mechanism. And maybe sell it with the rack and...
05-14-02, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By aturley

OK, here's my idea. First, the bike should...

OK, here's my idea.

First, the bike should be light. Not necessarily carbon-fiber light, but certainly lighter than your standard Huffy. Nobody wants to ride a slow, heavy bike.

Second, the...
05-13-02, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By aturley

I have a little more faith in Shimano to get the...

I have a little more faith in Shimano to get the system right. But it still will not be perfect, and the cost will probably remain high enough to discourage too many people from adopting it. They...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-02, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By aturley

Just spotted this...

Just spotted this (http://www.metafilter.com/comments.mefi/17047) on metafilter.com. It's a discussion of lane splitting. Pretty standard arguements from both sides.

andy
05-09-02, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By aturley

I generally try to buy from the LBS even if the...

I generally try to buy from the LBS even if the prices are higher, just because I like knowing that if I support them now, then they'll be around to answer stupid questions I may have later. But I...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-02, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By aturley

Passing standing cars in the gaps between lanes...

Passing standing cars in the gaps between lanes is called lane splitting, and it is illegal in California, excpet for motorcycles.

As far as cars passing you in the same lane, around here bikes...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-02, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By aturley

If by "outside" you mean the passenger side (I'll...

If by "outside" you mean the passenger side (I'll try to avoid right/left), then no, this really isn't legal in the States. Legally, you are only supposed to pass on the driver's side. Yes, people...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-02, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By aturley

I'm glad you guys warmed up after the rough...

I'm glad you guys warmed up after the rough winter. Out in Monterey where I am, the weather is always pretty much the same, so I've begun to forget that temperatures can change drastically in other...
Forum: Commuting
05-08-02, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,042
Posted By aturley

I'm a little lost on this one. I hear all...

I'm a little lost on this one.

I hear all the time that bikes are faster than cars in cities because of gridlock. The only way I can see this as being possible is if the bikes are weaving through...
05-07-02, 03:59 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,380
Posted By aturley

Everybody can pull some sort of story to support...

Everybody can pull some sort of story to support their arguements. My girlfriend's ex was rearended by a semi on an interstate and he survived with only cuts and bruises. He was driving a Hyundai...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-02, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By aturley

I used to think outbound, but there's been a...

I used to think outbound, but there's been a fierce wind blowing in my face for the last few weeks when I come home, so I'm going to have to switch to inbound. I don't know, though. There seem to...
05-06-02, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 784
Posted By aturley

"No harm" should be read as "no lasting harm". ...

"No harm" should be read as "no lasting harm". I'm an animal lover myself, but if a dog comes after me, I want to be fairly certain that I can stop it. Squirting water at the dog may work, but some...
05-06-02, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
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Views: 625
Posted By aturley

My friends and I always laugh at that commercial....

My friends and I always laugh at that commercial. It appears the be a San Francisco street that they are riding down.

First of all, imagine how many people were inconvenienced to get that street...
05-02-02, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
Posted By aturley

difference between Shimano Sora and others

I want to know what the differences are between Shimano Sora, and the higher level groupos. The only big difference I can figure out is shifting.

I'm running a fixed gear bike, so shifting...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-02, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By aturley

I think the big reason you don't see more hybrids...

I think the big reason you don't see more hybrids is that they are expensive to make. Sure, the Prius and Insight are inexpensive to buy, but according to this...
05-02-02, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By aturley

I agree. I like the idea of lots of cyclists...

I agree. I like the idea of lots of cyclists taking to the street to create a "critical mass" of cyclists, but they need to follow the rules. By breaking laws, they give their opponents an easy way...
05-02-02, 10:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,309
Posted By aturley

Acutally, this is a pretty helpful thread. I've...

Acutally, this is a pretty helpful thread. I've gotten some funny looks with mispronouciations of Bianchi and Cinelli. I'm still not sure, so somebody please correct me:

Bianchi = be-YON-key...
05-01-02, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By aturley

My girlfriend and I ride together sometimes. ...

My girlfriend and I ride together sometimes. Usually just a few miles, but it's a fun way to spend time together.

andy
05-01-02, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,295
Posted By aturley

Let's not let this fall apart into some sort of...

Let's not let this fall apart into some sort of arguement over the preceived failings of the US political system. I'm pretty sure both sides have heard the other side's arguements, and this really...
05-01-02, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
Posted By aturley

Funny you should mention that. My friend made...

Funny you should mention that. My friend made the exact same comment while we were drinking beers and playing Trivial Pursuit. (Why are you looking at me like that? What do YOU do when you aren't...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-02, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By aturley

Sounds like you're getting some good advice. I...

Sounds like you're getting some good advice. I eat breakfast before I leave, and then I eat some oatmeal (two packets) when I get to work. Seems to work fine.

As far as which bike to take . . ....
Forum: Commuting
04-26-02, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By aturley

According to this...

According to this (http://www.nbda.com/industry_calendar.htm) from the NBDA, it's actually May 13-19. That's when most of the events I can find take place.

But I'm all for two back-to-back...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-02, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,094
Posted By aturley

Wow Rainman, that's quite a tale of woe. Did you...

Wow Rainman, that's quite a tale of woe. Did you get the young lady's info so you can charge her for the fork?

andy
Forum: Commuting
04-24-02, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By aturley

Hm . . . biking through Philly. I'm guessing...

Hm . . . biking through Philly. I'm guessing closer to West Oakland. I think Atom and His Package said it best with, "Philly is the city of brotherly love and of crime, and we only bombed our own...
04-24-02, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By aturley

My new project is memorizing as many digits of pi...

My new project is memorizing as many digits of pi as I can. So I just start reciting pi when I get bored. I've haven't added any numbers in a few weeks, but I've got 125 already, and I owe it in...
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