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Forum: Europe
05-07-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By Pedaleur

Last time I did that, I booked a German train to...

Last time I did that, I booked a German train to the last German stop on DB and the Swiss train from the first Swiss stop. A little risky, but you get bike tickets.

You have to buy bike tickets at...
Forum: Europe
05-07-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,952
Posted By Pedaleur

Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll skip Finland...

Thanks for the advice. Maybe I'll skip Finland this year and do Åland next time I head to Stockholm. The family might enjoy that.
Forum: Europe
05-07-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,952
Posted By Pedaleur

SJ is clear that they don't take bikes....

SJ is clear that they don't take bikes. Snâlltåget used to take bikes, but no longer do. From kundeservice:

"It is true, no train in Sweden that travels between Malmö and Stockholm can at the...
Forum: Europe
05-04-14, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,952
Posted By Pedaleur

Getting a bike from Copenhagen to Stockholm...

...without riding it.

Anyone crack the Swedish train system, yet?

I would like to get me and my bike from Copenhagen to Stockholm (and eventually Turku, Finland) at the end of May. No Swedish...
Forum: Touring
02-01-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,210
Posted By Pedaleur

Most places in Europe take bikes, but sorting...

Most places in Europe take bikes, but sorting through which trains and if you need reservations can be daunting.

That said, I've taken a bike on a train in most every country between Croatia and...
01-30-14, 09:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,104
Posted By Pedaleur

I'm starting to get down on BMUFL signs, because...

I'm starting to get down on BMUFL signs, because drivers seem to think cyclists are not allowed to take the lane on narrow roads where there's no sign.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-14, 04:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pedaleur

Wait. I thought two of them were trick answers.

Wait. I thought two of them were trick answers.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,163
Posted By Pedaleur

Curious. I usually wear mine on my head.

Curious. I usually wear mine on my head.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,081
Posted By Pedaleur

I think if you do that math, you'll find the same...

I think if you do that math, you'll find the same result.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,403
Posted By Pedaleur

Clearly half the posters around here have their...

Clearly half the posters around here have their heads on straight.
01-24-14, 05:17 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,081
Posted By Pedaleur

Apparently, you're bad at planning, too. ...

Apparently, you're bad at planning, too.

Having ridden in many European cities, large and small, I stand by my original statement.
01-23-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,081
Posted By Pedaleur

Like many, you grossly exaggerate the...

Like many, you grossly exaggerate the "inconvenience" of European bikeways. You should also talk to more expats -- I know dozens who never rode a bike in the US, became regular riders in Europe, and...
01-23-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,081
Posted By Pedaleur

You do realize that the vast majority of cyclists...

You do realize that the vast majority of cyclists in the world have never ridden 100km in one ride, right?
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Pedaleur

Still a chance to be the first bicyclist to do it!

Still a chance to be the first bicyclist to do it!
Forum: Touring
01-21-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,140
Posted By Pedaleur

I generally wear my club kit while touring,...

I generally wear my club kit while touring, especially in colder months since I have some good Fall gear.

I generally have a pair of sport pants within easy reach for when I want to walk into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,246
Posted By Pedaleur

Now just do that outside...

Now just do that outside...
01-21-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,826
Posted By Pedaleur

This is also my sentiment, more or less....

This is also my sentiment, more or less. Sometimes tired, sore, hurried, frustrated. Never really "bored".

Also car-lite.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,418
Posted By Pedaleur

In Denmark, no less.

In Denmark, no less.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-14, 06:14 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,418
Posted By Pedaleur

Not a torque sensor; it only measures cadence....

Not a torque sensor; it only measures cadence. Combined with the slope sensor, you can adjust input based on grade.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,418
Posted By Pedaleur

I get a chuckle of it being called the...

I get a chuckle of it being called the "Copenhagen Wheel" for this very reason.
01-12-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,695
Posted By Pedaleur

Meh. So I don't give in every time someone pulls...

Meh. So I don't give in every time someone pulls the tonnage card. You going to tell me I have a massive chip on my shoulder, too? With all the people around here who complain that "scofflaws" give...
01-09-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Pedaleur

This is a trend for more than just roads -- er --...

This is a trend for more than just roads -- er -- streets. Businesses demand high-visibility (is Jiffy Lube going to build on a "street"?) but planning councils demand "livibility" and other vague**...
01-04-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,150
Posted By Pedaleur

Uh...no.

Uh...no.
01-04-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,150
Posted By Pedaleur

That's just goofy. There may well be too much...

That's just goofy. There may well be too much effort put into defining "car free", but saying you can live "car-free" just by not driving your car for the afternoon is ludicrous.

Also, I've never...
01-04-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,150
Posted By Pedaleur

Really, they need software that allows you to...

Really, they need software that allows you to cross-post a single thread in multiple, but appropriate, forums. eg, question about dynamo lights for commuting (all the rage these days, apparently)?...
01-02-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 826
Posted By Pedaleur

Whoa. Why travel by bike when you can travel by...

Whoa. Why travel by bike when you can travel by elephant?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNDRAMkMWlM

--

On a more germane note, I'm always a little skeptical of stories like this. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,522
Posted By Pedaleur

It seems like every electronics shop has their...

It seems like every electronics shop has their version of a programmable LED strip these days. Add an ATtiny or similar and you could program all kinds of fun.

Or you could make your own version...
12-28-13, 06:39 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 13,872
Posted By Pedaleur

Whew. I don't have to read eight pages of drivel...

Whew. I don't have to read eight pages of drivel when the answer is in post #4 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .
12-28-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,708
Posted By Pedaleur

Meh. The very few times I've contacted a company...

Meh. The very few times I've contacted a company about one of their employee's driving, I've gotten a pretty positive response. No idea what actions were really taken, but they seemed to take me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-13, 04:25 PM
Forum: Touring
12-22-13, 06:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,929
Posted By Pedaleur

The focus in the OP on the effects of weight on...

The focus in the OP on the effects of weight on time are a little myopic. The value of time, affected by changes in speed, are only a small part of the equation.

Really, it comes down to what you...
Forum: Touring
12-22-13, 06:36 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,929
Posted By Pedaleur

Misapplication of physics. You decelerate less...

Misapplication of physics. You decelerate less when you let up on the pedals; the average power is the same.
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

Then again...

Then again...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

Re-read what I was commenting on. I'm saying that...

Re-read what I was commenting on. I'm saying that the only people who claim you get "something for nothing" don't understand physics. You're not wrong, but claiming there are a bunch of people out...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

II don't think losses are that bad; maybe 5W...

II don't think losses are that bad; maybe 5W under your scenario (~4Ohm resistance in the hub; small voltage drops across various diodes).

Getting 10W out of useful power out of a hub would be...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

The only people who say this are physics-ly...

The only people who say this are physics-ly challenge. You make it out like you've busted some sort of conspiracy.

I guess that's what happens in religious wars...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-13, 10:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

All pissing aside, I love how that site markets...

All pissing aside, I love how that site markets an "1800 Lumen" light when the box clearly says "1200 lumens".
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,541
Posted By Pedaleur

When the weather is reasonable? You can't be...

When the weather is reasonable? You can't be serious... :D
Forum: Commuting
12-18-13, 05:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,228
Posted By Pedaleur

Hard to say which is a better rating, unless the...

Hard to say which is a better rating, unless the lux ratings take several targets into account. Otherwise you end up with a low-output, highly-focused beam being the same 'rating' as a high-output,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pedaleur

Either way, it's not worth much, so bring it home...

Either way, it's not worth much, so bring it home as a souvenir.

I brought my MBK home for no other reason than that, and it's still part of the stable.
Forum: Touring
12-16-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,227
Posted By Pedaleur

Oh, I'm not saying you've chosen the wrong...

Oh, I'm not saying you've chosen the wrong solution, just that the electronics have a long way to go down in price -- Peter White's site had the battery for, what, $95? For a battery? Yikes!
...
Forum: Touring
12-15-13, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,227
Posted By Pedaleur

Note to self: Get into the overpriced electronic...

Note to self: Get into the overpriced electronic gadget business.

Curious to see how well real performance compares to as advertised.
Forum: Touring
12-15-13, 06:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,835
Posted By Pedaleur

I've heard several of them are open on...

I've heard several of them are open on Christmas...just don't dunk your bottle in the water bowl at the entrance!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,671
Posted By Pedaleur

Still overpriced.

Still overpriced.
Forum: Commuting
12-15-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,397
Posted By Pedaleur

Regular commuting bike: left, since it doesn't...

Regular commuting bike: left, since it doesn't have a kickstand and I dismount left --> lean it on its right

Hauling bike: right, since it has a kickstand and it's more stable that way

I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-13, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By Pedaleur

Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-13, 06:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,766
Posted By Pedaleur

:snort:

:snort:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 802
Posted By Pedaleur

:chuckle:

:chuckle:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,766
Posted By Pedaleur

I wouldn't bother to wait for anyone who thought...

I wouldn't bother to wait for anyone who thought that was a rule...and subsequently got a flat.
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