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Forum: Commuting
06-20-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By uke

Saddle-bar height differential funtime

On your most-used bike, what is the saddle-to-bar height differential (that is, the difference in height between the top of the saddle and the top of the bars)? Bonus points if you include pictures,...
06-20-09, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,156
Posted By uke

Bus driver badly hurt in cyclist attack

For some reason, I have my doubts regarding the sequence of events as described (http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/61940/bus-driver-badly-hurt-cyclist-attack)...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By uke

First of all, your original post mentioned...

First of all, your original post mentioned nothing of "morality" or "ethics". You mentioned safety, practicality, and fuel efficiency. I pointed out three areas where smaller cars provided an...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,937
Posted By uke

No Thank You, or Waving Me Into the Grave

So I'm heading off to pay a bill, and there's a short uphill section close to campus. There's a car in front of me, and I follow behind in the right half of the lane. Suddenly the car slows down and...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,328
Posted By uke

I learned this several months ago on a short...

I learned this several months ago on a short uphill section I used to take the lane on. A car passed me on the right halfway up, and from that day on, I stopped taking the lane and started riding to...
06-17-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,259
Posted By uke

It's sad, as always, reading about the deceased....

It's sad, as always, reading about the deceased. Matt Edmonds' sister and mother posted on one of the articles (http://cfc.ktul.com/forums/viewmessages.cfm?forum=24&topic=61898) about his death,...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,644
Posted By uke

Two pieces of gear I'd recommend for riding on...

Two pieces of gear I'd recommend for riding on busy roads:

1. Daytime lights

2. Mirrors
06-17-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,809
Posted By uke

Throughout college, I walked several blocks extra...

Throughout college, I walked several blocks extra to make it to the generic grocery store over the overpriced on-campus holdup station. No regrets.
06-17-09, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By uke

^ Yup, the day I got mine in, I ran a comparison,...

^ Yup, the day I got mine in, I ran a comparison, and realized I'd never use the PBSF again.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By uke

More than 90% of my riding is done with a...

More than 90% of my riding is done with a backpack. However, I can't recommend small ones, as I specifically got the largest I could find to help me carry cargo. Ebags is a good site for researching...
06-17-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By uke

^ For that matter, that statement seems to apply...

^ For that matter, that statement seems to apply completely to *this* country.
06-17-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,330
Posted By uke

Waffles is cool, but the selection at What, plus...

Waffles is cool, but the selection at What, plus the extras (e.g., notifications, ratio-based requests), makes it my favorite of the two.

To return to the thread's topic, I've been riding to The...
06-17-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,212
Posted By uke

Clarks has a history of racist and xenophobic...

Clarks has a history of racist and xenophobic posts; this is just the latest edition.
06-17-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 14,390
Posted By uke

I used mine in a flash flood a couple of weeks...

I used mine in a flash flood a couple of weeks ago. Was pretty rad.
06-16-09, 10:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By uke

I should also add that the legislation is...

I should also add that the legislation is scheduled for amendment in July; the goal is to add protection for pedestrians and joggers, which is great. They're as vulnerable to vehicles as we are, and...
06-16-09, 10:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,065
Posted By uke

Bicycle harrassment ordinance passes unanimously

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/06/16/b/

Interesting?

Note the power of showing up:

Some details...
06-16-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By uke

Accept that your next ride could be your last. Do...

Accept that your next ride could be your last. Do what you can to minimize the risks. Beyond that, embrace the reality that it's not up to you (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSbcuPzQoo).
06-16-09, 06:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

^ No big deal; I'm happy with the light as it is...

^ No big deal; I'm happy with the light as it is for now.
06-16-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

I could also just buy this light...

I could also just buy this light http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.16241 and swap tailcaps with mine. However, what I have will do for the time being. It's already a huge step up from the...
06-16-09, 05:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

Not really; I've never had a light fail, and...

Not really; I've never had a light fail, and wouldn't use it in any combination if I didn't think I could rely on it alone. My preferred setup is one light at each end of the bike, but with more...
06-16-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

Different strokes for different folks. In the...

Different strokes for different folks. In the daytime, I run a strobe in front and a solid tail, though I'd prefer a strobing tail, which is why I hope a multimode Ultrafire (or another brand) is...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By uke

$10. Got two....

$10. Got two. http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-SW654-17-Function-Bike-Computer/dp/B000DZD3FQ
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By uke

I think any 100 miles completed within a 24-hour...

I think any 100 miles completed within a 24-hour span counts as a century.
06-16-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

I know; I read the MTBR forum as much as this...

I know; I read the MTBR forum as much as this one. However, it's one thing to use those lights on trails; it's quite another to use them on roads with car traffic.



I'd only get one; I'm not a...
06-16-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

I would *love* a red tail with P7 brightness....

I would *love* a red tail with P7 brightness. With 8-modes, I could see myself using low, medium, high, 1/sec strobe, and 3/sec strobe, depending on the situation--just as I do with my forward P7.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,989
Posted By uke

I don't have any. However, when I don't feel safe...

I don't have any. However, when I don't feel safe enough to ride, I take the car. There's a lot of machismo on BF about riding 10,000 miles a year on 8-lane highways and so on, but in the end, it...
06-16-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By uke

^ Yeah, that's what I'm trying to stay away from....

^ Yeah, that's what I'm trying to stay away from. It's enough trouble turning on and off two lights (one in front, one in back) as it is.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,764
Posted By uke

You do have access to your wife's bike when yours...

You do have access to your wife's bike when yours breaks down, though. More accurate to say you have one main bike and a readily-available backup.
06-16-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,061
Posted By uke

I'm considering running a saddlebag so I could...

I'm considering running a saddlebag so I could mount two or even three of these lights at a time behind the bike. However, I'd much rather have one light, and not deal with the complexities of...
06-16-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

Interesting responses re: front lights. It's good...

Interesting responses re: front lights. It's good to know that others have found more light isn't always better. Now if only the taillights would catch up. The Ultrafire is great, but I'd really like...
06-16-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By uke

I've got the Onguard Mini. Also came with five...

I've got the Onguard Mini. Also came with five keys. Lost one so far. Still have bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By uke

Yup, Friday and Saturday nights are statistically...

Yup, Friday and Saturday nights are statistically the most dangerous times to be on the road as a cyclist.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,989
Posted By uke

I stopped running my P7 strobe in the daytime for...

I stopped running my P7 strobe in the daytime for several months precisely because I felt it drew too much attention to myself. Almost getting hooked by a car a few months ago reminded me that a...
06-16-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By uke

Yup, safety is #1. I'd advise running lights day...

Yup, safety is #1. I'd advise running lights day and night, using mirrors, and most importantly, spending time reading maps to see if you can find less-trafficked routes. For me, the fewer cars I...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,532
Posted By uke

Lots of interesting responses so far. No Cagers...

Lots of interesting responses so far. No Cagers is currently beating Cagers at 61 to 39 percent over 183 votes.

It's also been interesting to read the thoughts of what riders think when driving,...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By uke

It just shows that patience pays off!

It just shows that patience pays off!
06-15-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

First of all, thanks again to Siu Blue Wind. ...

First of all, thanks again to Siu Blue Wind.

Secondly, something I've been curious about is when folks here decide you have "enough" light. I know the joke about there being no such thing as too...
06-15-09, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By uke

Glad you're OK. This afternoon, I noticed right...

Glad you're OK. This afternoon, I noticed right before pulling out onto the road that I had almost no tension in my right (rear) brake. I'd forgotten to flip the brake switch after resetting my wheel...
06-15-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,605
Posted By uke

Quite true. :O) Well, cheers to good discussion,...

Quite true. :O) Well, cheers to good discussion, then!
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By uke

Sometimes you're in the mood for it, sometimes...

Sometimes you're in the mood for it, sometimes not. Just go with the flow.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By uke

^ Oh, I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as pleasing...

^ Oh, I'm sure it wouldn't be nearly as pleasing to look at. It does make me want to check out the equipment/camping/camera/travel bag section the next time I'm in a store, though. Even just looking...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By uke

http://www.acornbags.com/support/lgbag_photo1.jpg...

http://www.acornbags.com/support/lgbag_photo1.jpg

This looks great, but the DIY in me thinks one could make one without trouble from either a spare backpack or, more likely, from bits of luggage...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,863
Posted By uke

+1. I recommend one of these, OP:...

+1. I recommend one of these, OP: http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-SW654-17-Function-Bike-Computer/dp/B000DZD3FQ
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,270
Posted By uke

Hey, glad you're OK. I don't think one ever gets...

Hey, glad you're OK. I don't think one ever gets used to being hit (nor should one!).
06-15-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,605
Posted By uke

First and foremost, I think I was unnecessarily...

First and foremost, I think I was unnecessarily combative in my last few posts; I apologize for those, and will try to express my points more diplomatically.

I agree with what you say about cars...
06-15-09, 07:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,518
Posted By uke

It's sort of like how we're asked to give money...

It's sort of like how we're asked to give money to charities that serve functions that are provided by the government in most civilized countries (e.g., healthcare, childcare, education, etc). In...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-09, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By uke

Almost got hooked by a car this afternoon, but...

Almost got hooked by a car this afternoon, but didn't fall off. Heal up. Injuries aren't much fun.
06-15-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 9,605
Posted By uke

Yup, he knows what's going on.

Yup, he knows what's going on.
06-15-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,529
Posted By uke

I've contacted Siu Blue Wind to take a look at...

I've contacted Siu Blue Wind to take a look at the thread. I'm not starting a third if you guys get this one locked too.
06-15-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,258
Posted By uke

Yup. our slavish devotion to the automobile...

Yup. our slavish devotion to the automobile brings the deaths of over 43,000 people each year. Imagine a 747 crashing ever four days for an entire year. It would be madness. But when the equivalent...
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