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04-26-16, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,675
Posted By Da Tinker

I channel my DI at the dog - loud, authoritative...

I channel my DI at the dog - loud, authoritative commands while looking at the dog. I tell then where to go & what to do when they get there. On an organized ride Sunday, one modest-sized dog...
06-16-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,229
Posted By Da Tinker

Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency...

Dog tags from PetsMart. Name, address, emergency contact info & insurance policy number. Got them strapped to my helmet and am thinking about adding one to my shoes.
04-26-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 42,699
Posted By Da Tinker

I'm in. From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper...

I'm in.

From the 2012 BP MS 150 - the Piper & me
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,313
Posted By Da Tinker

Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much...

Nope. I shave on & off, depending on how much motivation I need to train (shaved legs = more motivation) or how much I plan to race. Don't notice any difference when it grows back. If it did get...
07-31-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,865
Posted By Da Tinker

South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf...

South Louisiana, also work offshore in the Gulf of Mexico for an oilfield service company. Customer requirements have us wearing hard hats & long sleeve, fire ******ant coveralls on location. The...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,127
Posted By Da Tinker

My commute route is a mix of urban & rural,...

My commute route is a mix of urban & rural, riding out of one town, through another, to the fringes of a third.

You know you are a hard core commuter when you have classified at least four...
04-12-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 303
Posted By Da Tinker

BRASS video

http://vimeo.com/22250448

The cycling community in Baton Rouge is a close-knit and diverse group of people. The city is big enough to have a wide range of cyclists, but small enough so everyone...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By Da Tinker

They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the...

They are killers, leaving cyclists right in the door zone. The AASHTO manual has designs, but the car widths used are way too small. The manual shows cars, with one door open, measuring 7.5'.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,676
Posted By Da Tinker

OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown...

OK, I am 6'3" & 210 pounds. My custom IFab Crown Jewel w/steel fork, SRAM Force kit & traditional wheels, 32 F, 36 R weights in at 19.2 pounds.

I've broken frames, stems & wheels, so nothing is...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 480
Posted By Da Tinker

Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of...

Got that exact tool myself. But I'm the kind of guy who likes working on his own stuff. I volunteer as support on big charity rides, so I like having a tool that can deal with all sorts of roadside...
06-03-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 781
Posted By Da Tinker

Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: ...

Yes. Just run the numbers from the article: that is over 100 dead on the highways every day. But it is in ones, twos & threes, so we, as a culture, have become inured to it all. If it were an...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 735
Posted By Da Tinker

What's the relative speed? What's my speed? ...

What's the relative speed? What's my speed?

The lower either of those numbers, the less distance in want.
05-22-10, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Da Tinker

Bike thief destroyed

Not sure if it's real or a set-up, but I like it!

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1936094
05-21-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Da Tinker

Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of...

Yep, on the SS. The ride organizers had lots of spoke cards, with the reverse giving a brief explanation of why & for who we were riding for. They handed those out to any motorist they could reach....
05-11-10, 03:48 PM
05-11-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,523
Posted By Da Tinker

Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that...

Section 551.103 of the Texas vehicle states that a cyclist has full lane privileges and is NOT required ride AFRAP if in an outside lane that is less than 14 feet in width.
04-30-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,194
Posted By Da Tinker

Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates...

Nothing yet. It was the result of bike advocates contacting the guy. I'm waiting to see the revised bill.
04-30-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,194
Posted By Da Tinker

The legislator in question has admitted to making...

The legislator in question has admitted to making a mistake in the writing of this bill. The intent was a blinkie after dark. Current law here is white light to the front and red light OR reflector...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,413
Posted By Da Tinker

NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed...

NASA folks in the Shuttle & ISS have noticed that, when sleeping in microgravity, the sleeper's head will bob with their heart rate, caused by the blood pressure in the carotid arteries. Some...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,615
Posted By Da Tinker

If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a...

If you are looking to pass along enlightenment, a well-written handout has worked for me: http://bicycleaustin.info/laws/handout.html
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 16,866
Posted By Da Tinker

That I am finally adept at eating & drinking...

That I am finally adept at eating & drinking enough on a century. And that Benadryl makes an excellent sleep aid for me.
03-30-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,502
Posted By Da Tinker

And the Stig was unmasked this past season. ...

And the Stig was unmasked this past season.

Are there no true icons left?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,628
Posted By Da Tinker

Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly...

Hmmm, I have similar shivering if I stop suddenly on a cold ride. If I taper off (cool down?) on cold rides, no shivering. Just recently, I was hammering on a cold & windy ride. Front side cold,...
03-24-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By Da Tinker

Ah, but now you have taken the first step along...

Ah, but now you have taken the first step along the path to becoming one!
03-24-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,479
Posted By Da Tinker

Business card hidden in two places on the bike &...

Business card hidden in two places on the bike & my name & phone number painted on the steer tube.
03-24-10, 09:15 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,807
Posted By Da Tinker

Careful now, the law varies by state. In...

Careful now, the law varies by state. In Louisiana, there is no requirement to carry ID. However, in Texas, law officers can legally detain an individual until ID can be verified.

A state ID...
03-24-10, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,993
Posted By Da Tinker

On a practical level, hauling out the cell phone...

On a practical level, hauling out the cell phone & getting their picture works for me. Of course, this takes a bit of dexterity & places your phone at risk.

And I fantasize about a rack-mounted...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 16,866
Posted By Da Tinker

That a ride with some slower friends can be...

That a ride with some slower friends can be turned into a good training ride if you pull them into the wind all day. And that good friends cheering you on will make you ride harder than you would by...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Da Tinker

My best ride is custom steel from Independent...

My best ride is custom steel from Independent Fabrications. If you have 'non-standard' body geometry or have fit issues with standard bikes, custom is the way to go. An article in Men's Health...
02-25-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,368
Posted By Da Tinker

Four, plus a pile of parts and the wife's bike. ...

Four, plus a pile of parts and the wife's bike. The four are a custom road bike, a beater/commuter road bike, a single speed road bike & a MTB built up from a pile of parts. I want more...
02-22-10, 10:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,507
Posted By Da Tinker

Typical of a transportation engineer. Several...

Typical of a transportation engineer. Several years ago, as a member of the Bicycling Committee of the local MPO, I was speaking to a group of Louisiana DOT engineers about designing roads for...
02-19-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,412
Posted By Da Tinker

Agreed. After all, who's fault is it that...

Agreed.

After all, who's fault is it that those folks are stuck in their boxes?
02-19-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,412
Posted By Da Tinker

Cali has different laws for motorcycles. They...

Cali has different laws for motorcycles. They are allowed to 'whiteline', or lane split. It seems to rile cagers stuck in rush hour traffic.
02-19-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,412
Posted By Da Tinker

Could this be the result of having different...

Could this be the result of having different rules for different users of the road? :eek:

Kinda sounds familiar, only the names have changed.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,428
Posted By Da Tinker

Got 3 1/2 years on my SRAM Force set & have only...

Got 3 1/2 years on my SRAM Force set & have only changed out chains. Still works very well.
02-08-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,798
Posted By Da Tinker

Now that's fine idea. And not just for an...

Now that's fine idea. And not just for an AirZound, but any loud noisemaker.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,103
Posted By Da Tinker

Am I a bad person? The very fact that you...

Am I a bad person?

The very fact that you ask this question in a public forum means you are not, and are on the path to redemption, my brother.

But don't forget we are a community, the actions...
02-02-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,798
Posted By Da Tinker

http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusilst510ilcs...

http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusilst510ilcs5_1_72_1.htm

And here is the paydirt: "Dangerous dog" means (i) any individual dog anywhere other than upon the property of the owner or...
02-02-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,748
Posted By Da Tinker

:popcorn

:popcorn
01-31-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,748
Posted By Da Tinker

Yep, I've been an LCI since 2003, courtesy of a...

Yep, I've been an LCI since 2003, courtesy of a state grant. As an LCI, I've taken part in community road planning and local advocacy. The certification seems to lend weight & legitimacy to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-10, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Da Tinker

My Garmin NuVi documentation listed a bike mount...

My Garmin NuVi documentation listed a bike mount in the accessories. Some are waterproof, but the one I have is not. It will record a track & I have used it to get some new roads (too new to be on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,336
Posted By Da Tinker

metric helicoil chart: ...

metric helicoil chart:
http://www.thorintl.com/Drill-Sizes-HeliCoils-Metric.htm
01-26-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Da Tinker

"But gradually, over time, drivers have adjusted....

"But gradually, over time, drivers have adjusted. They're slowing down."

Could bikes be the ultimate traffic calming measure?
01-25-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,092
Posted By Da Tinker

White Industries ENO Eccentric hubs would solve...

White Industries ENO Eccentric hubs would solve the problem (assuming you want to buy new hubs). http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/fixed-hubs.html#white
Otherwise, you will be building a headache...
01-18-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By Da Tinker

That's a heck of a thread title. Imagine what it...

That's a heck of a thread title. Imagine what it must look like to the uninitiated.
01-11-10, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Da Tinker

Same here. Got many years/many miles on both X-3...

Same here. Got many years/many miles on both X-3 & X-2 Speedplays. Good stuff & easy on the knees.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-09, 06:27 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,153
Posted By Da Tinker

And that's why I like this place. :thumb: ...

And that's why I like this place. :thumb:

Correction & illumination from others. Now I have the original language!
Forum: Commuting
12-22-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,153
Posted By Da Tinker

to quote the Norwegians: "No such thing as bad...

to quote the Norwegians: "No such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes."
12-05-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Da Tinker

Try pulling & greasing your seat post. The BB...

Try pulling & greasing your seat post. The BB area seems to act as a sounding board for such noises.
12-04-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Da Tinker

And yet down here on the Gulf of Mexico, it is...

And yet down here on the Gulf of Mexico, it is quite cold & we are expecting 'unseasonable snow'. Unseasonable? Heck, it only snows about once every 10 years here!
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