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10-13-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,486
Posted By bike2math

Cattle guards are also dangerous for the same...

Cattle guards are also dangerous for the same reason, and I've got the scar on my shin to prove it.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By bike2math

Sixth day in a row of missing my alarm. I'm so...

Sixth day in a row of missing my alarm. I'm so exhausted I have to take breaks and catch my breath while walking down the hallway. I didn't even consider riding the bike today, I hitched a ride in...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,244
Posted By bike2math

not directly related to the OP, but I got a Flu...

not directly related to the OP, but I got a Flu shot last week and have been just insanely exhausted ever since. I've been sleeping 10+ hours a day. My motivation to ride has been negative. and...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,845
Posted By bike2math

Yeah this is what I did on a cheapo pickup truck...

Yeah this is what I did on a cheapo pickup truck I owned. I would just cut out unnecessary systems as they broke. At the time I sold it, it had no heat, AC, ventilation fan (died shortly after the...
09-24-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By bike2math

Seriously, talk to an attorney. Ask...

Seriously, talk to an attorney. Ask friends/family for a referral or contact employee assistance if you work for a big enough company to get one. An attorney will know what is reasonable in cases...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,341
Posted By bike2math

I don't usually respond to aggression or...

I don't usually respond to aggression or incoherent yelling. But occasionally a driver will try to engage me in such a way that a response from me is necessary to effeciently end the interaction:
...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,285
Posted By bike2math

I encountered this in both Ohio and Texas. In...

I encountered this in both Ohio and Texas. In both cases I only had to sign an affidavit that I didn't own a car and which also acknowledged that I was aware that when I did drive a car I was...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,285
Posted By bike2math

I think the issue may be more not having a...

I think the issue may be more not having a drivers license than the bike. They are left wondering for what reason you don't have a license, not needing one of course not being something that enters...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,762
Posted By bike2math

Personally warnings from passers scare the...

Personally warnings from passers scare the bejeezus out of me. If I was being an asshat (because of distraction and had wandered away from the right side of the MUP or bikelane I collect myself as...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,138
Posted By bike2math

+1 I've seen people at the beach hauling fishing...

+1 I've seen people at the beach hauling fishing poles this way.
08-26-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,021
Posted By bike2math

I use a crosswalk and a few feet of sidewalk...

I use a crosswalk and a few feet of sidewalk every day on my commute to cut through an intersection where a minor road jogged as it crossed a divided surface street at a light. Because of the jog...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,621
Posted By bike2math

Keep it. The first thing to try and silence it...

Keep it. The first thing to try and silence it is to make sure all the attachments are tightened. Two ideas if that doesn't work: you can get rubber washers from a hardware store, add a bunch of...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,099
Posted By bike2math

I was going to post that I have some sixsixone...

I was going to post that I have some sixsixone gloves that have lasted for eons, but I noticed putting them on this morning that the leather on the heel of my hand is starting to wear through. These...
08-25-09, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By bike2math

That was my take on it as well. The road rules...

That was my take on it as well. The road rules (and other safety rules for instance those in a factory) are designed with overlapping levels of safety: I think many accidents where alcohol is not a...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By bike2math

I sweat alot, like my dad. It takes only a few...

I sweat alot, like my dad. It takes only a few minutes of light activity and I am drenched head to foot, I'm talking strangers stop me to ask if I'm okay while i'm walking around campus. For...
08-21-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,229
Posted By bike2math

+1 for me, I share two of your reason. My wife...

+1 for me, I share two of your reason. My wife has stated that as of now I do not have enough life insurance and long term care insurance to forgo the helmet. I save my energy for the inevitable...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-09, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,700
Posted By bike2math

I LOVE your duffle bags. I have a single pannier...

I LOVE your duffle bags. I have a single pannier that I use for most days -- which is full with just the normal daily crap and some small maintenance stuff. I definitely need something bigger for...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,080
Posted By bike2math

I hang at the end of the line at a light. The...

I hang at the end of the line at a light. The only exception is if the line is long enough that I will miss the first cycle, in which case I filter forward slowly and cautiously on the right. I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,950
Posted By bike2math

58 people a year in the US? All but zero chance...

58 people a year in the US? All but zero chance of being hit. In much of the US, if you were to follow the advice in the NOAA page you'd find yourself unable to make it to or from work for weeks at...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,950
Posted By bike2math

Hail sucks. I do what I can to avoid riding in a...

Hail sucks. I do what I can to avoid riding in a storm (check the radar and vary my departure time), but personally my bike IS transportation, which means it needs to work in any kind of weather but...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,784
Posted By bike2math

I have three things I do to combat this feeling: ...

I have three things I do to combat this feeling: (1) the dog gets walked first thing, this is largely because she then acts as my alarm clock, beating the digital version most days (2) I take the...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By bike2math

That line was really effective when I lived in...

That line was really effective when I lived in Ohio. The problem down here in Texas is that the answer to that question is always "Yes". So I've moved on to the other less sensible answers.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-09, 08:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
Posted By bike2math

This is my favorite gambit for these...

This is my favorite gambit for these interactions. Half the time I can't really tell what they are yelling at me, anyway. I give a big goofy grin and say something unrelated like "Yeah Death to...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By bike2math

I think a little personal responsibility on the...

I think a little personal responsibility on the part of the bike owner can deter most opportunistic criminals, I'd rather the police focus their efforts on the more determined criminals with the...
08-12-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,729
Posted By bike2math

Maybe it was just my HS, but I would guessing...

Maybe it was just my HS, but I would guessing stopping a teenager would all but guarantee finding some dope. Maybe things have changed in the last 20 years.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,921
Posted By bike2math

Reminds me of the episode of COPS in N.O. where...

Reminds me of the episode of COPS in N.O. where they do a bicycle "theft" sting: they lean a fancy walmart looking bike against some public property back off and wait for some down on their luck...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-09, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 770
Posted By bike2math

joy at chasing animals (some small, some not) on...

joy at chasing animals (some small, some not) on my bike is probably the biggest source of bad karma in my life.
08-11-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,159
Posted By bike2math

+1 I also have my insurance card and cell phone...

+1 I also have my insurance card and cell phone with me with my wife's number in the Address book as ICE and my father's as ICE2 for the same sad reasons. Never been stopped by an office on the...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,503
Posted By bike2math

As someone who has at times been scared off the...

As someone who has at times been scared off the bike, or spooked from a typical route: riding for exercise in a more bike friendly location has always eventually led back to bike commuting. ...
08-04-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By bike2math

another one by the same author in USA today: ...

another one by the same author in USA today:

http://tinyurl.com/nanxvm
Forum: Commuting
08-03-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,320
Posted By bike2math

I had this often for a year or so after I crashed...

I had this often for a year or so after I crashed from a rapid flat during a fast turn. I chalk it up to paranoia, and the variations in road conditions. Eventually the feeling went away.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By bike2math

I forgot to add a story from long ago: I did...

I forgot to add a story from long ago: I did jury service at the criminal court in Roxbury Mass. I arrived at 8:30 in the morning and the stores in the neighborhood around the court house still had...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By bike2math

OP: That sux. Kids (particularly kids heading...

OP: That sux. Kids (particularly kids heading to court) together with a single lonely bike is not a great combination. Heck these days teenagers are beating up homeless guys. The simple fact is...
08-07-08, 07:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,980
Posted By bike2math

I'm sure this is all true, but even if this is...

I'm sure this is all true, but even if this is the case, I'm not going to give such companies one shred of sympathy when they find themselves in a pickle because of a (VERY) foreseeable set of...
08-06-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By bike2math

There was a man on the UA campus in Tucson (for...

There was a man on the UA campus in Tucson (for all I know he's still around) who had one (or maybe two I forget) dogs he attached to a homebrew chariot type of thing, 2 wheels and 2 long pools...
08-06-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,980
Posted By bike2math

As in any business if you play on the margin long...

As in any business if you play on the margin long enough it will bite you. You can take a risk on the cost of fuel staying low and stable for a long time and bid your contracts at tight margins and...
08-06-08, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By bike2math

Find a new route, even if you were in the right...

Find a new route, even if you were in the right both times. Two incidents or near incidents at the same location in less than a week and I change my route to get away from that area. It could be...
08-04-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,167
Posted By bike2math

Interesting, but two cycles is FOREVER. If I get...

Interesting, but two cycles is FOREVER. If I get through one cycle without the green I deserve, I do one of two things depending on the presence of other traffic or not: with light traffic around I...
08-04-08, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,392
Posted By bike2math

I don't think enough parents are being held...

I don't think enough parents are being held accountable enough for this approach to be declared "not working" at this point, and certainly I don't think any drivers are being held accountable enough....
08-04-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,830
Posted By bike2math

I forgot to mention a favorite forage item my...

I forgot to mention a favorite forage item my parents would pick up near the end of summer, Cattails, I think we ate the root of more mature plants and the seed stalk of less mature, but I'm a little...
08-04-08, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,803
Posted By bike2math

Treat them as you want to be treated and lead...

Treat them as you want to be treated and lead other motorists by example:

I pass bikes as if they are the vehicles they are, I follow at a safe distance (one car length for every 10mphs of speed...
08-04-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By bike2math

My general rule is that if it is raining hard...

My general rule is that if it is raining hard enough or hailing enough that it would hurt I stay home. Same would go for windy debris or just wind, if you step outside and things are flying through...
08-04-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,392
Posted By bike2math

My proposal is to keep the age requirements as...

My proposal is to keep the age requirements as they are, but start holding drivers (and parents if the children are sub 18) accountable for any mayhem they cause. The vast majority of young drivers...
08-04-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,830
Posted By bike2math

While certainly the accessible berries and other...

While certainly the accessible berries and other fruits may disappear quickly, with just a little education you can find enough edible weeds that you could supplement your diet quite easily without...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,993
Posted By bike2math

After three broken spokes in a month, I sat down...

After three broken spokes in a month, I sat down and figured out how to replace them and adjust the tension on my own. It turns a $10+ dollar repair into basically a freebie. I keep a handful of...
07-31-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 6,730
Posted By bike2math

Skipped a few posts (been away on summer vacation...

Skipped a few posts (been away on summer vacation etc. and not keeping up on my bikeforums.net reading):

Regarding speed limit for conservation: I think it has been demonstrated in the past and...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,017
Posted By bike2math

Sorry to hear that OP. Do not feed the...

Sorry to hear that OP. Do not feed the meth-adicts take your detatchables off your bike.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,238
Posted By bike2math

+1. I also like having the cable lock with me on...

+1. I also like having the cable lock with me on the ride home as if I run errands it allows me to secure the bike to non-ideal objects. Not good for a long time but fine for a quick run into a...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 768
Posted By bike2math

Try stretching your hamstrings (stand and touch...

Try stretching your hamstrings (stand and touch your toes). I had major mid-to-lower back pain once and couldn't figure it out until I started stretching my legs for minutes at a time a dozen times...
07-30-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By bike2math

Here is what I do for rain: (0) fenders (1) for...

Here is what I do for rain: (0) fenders (1) for myself I ignore it and dress exactly the same as usual, although in cold weather I might go one layer more than usual (2) for my gear, garbage bags...
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