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05-08-16, 12:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,087
Posted By Highcyclist

Great! Thanks. Sounds like it could actually...

Great! Thanks. Sounds like it could actually work on my rack.
05-07-16, 01:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,087
Posted By Highcyclist

Do you have a picture of how the Orfos mounts on...

Do you have a picture of how the Orfos mounts on your rack? It seems like it would be difficult to get the magnet to fit snugly enough to the thin diameter tubing of the rack to be stable. I'd like...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,927
Posted By Highcyclist

Another vote for the Marathon Plus. Thousands of...

Another vote for the Marathon Plus. Thousands of miles without punctures. I guess I still carry a pump mainly to help others?
06-06-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,162
Posted By Highcyclist

Light and Motion Taz "Crossover" lights?

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/06/02/light-motion-debuts-brighter-commuter-and-trail-lights-bonus-factory-tour/

These new lights sounds pretty intriguing. Apparently they're not shipping until...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,315
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Arkel Commuter! Excellent bag that I've...

+1 on the Arkel Commuter! Excellent bag that I've used for about five years now. If I needed another laptop specific pannier for around town today, I'd buy the same bag.
05-30-12, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Highcyclist

The Cygolite Hotshot has adjustable beam...

The Cygolite Hotshot has adjustable beam intensity. Seems like the steady mode at very low intensity would work for a paceline, and you can change the settings for other activities/conditions.
Forum: Commuting
05-30-12, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,732
Posted By Highcyclist

This is what I use:...

This is what I use: http://www.arkel-od.com/us/review/product/list/id/29/category/4/ . It's expensive, but I've had it for five years, and it's held up beautifully. I prefer to let the bike carry...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-12, 02:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,898
Posted By Highcyclist

Hmmm...I was actually considering the Urban 500,...

Hmmm...I was actually considering the Urban 500, but now you've got me wondering. How far off for you are the run/charge times from the manufacturer claims? The other usb light I was considering is...
Forum: Touring
04-14-09, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,688
Posted By Highcyclist

This post has a link to an awesome spreadsheet to...

This post has a link to an awesome spreadsheet to help people size their lht's. You'll need to be registered with google. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 843
Posted By Highcyclist

Lots of interesting comments from the very active...

Lots of interesting comments from the very active Portland cycling community following this article:

http://bikeportland.org/2009/03/06/mandatory-bike-registration-bill-introduced-in-salem/

I...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,477
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 for Minewt USB!

+1 for Minewt USB!
12-03-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By Highcyclist

I grew up in midtown Sacramento, and it was...

I grew up in midtown Sacramento, and it was relatively high density compared to the rest of town, and certainly more so than the typical suburban environment. The backyards are typically not huge,...
09-27-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,324
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 Absolutely true. This disaster has been...

+1 Absolutely true. This disaster has been building for a long time. The only thing that can be done now is some kind of FDR-esque New Deal War on Greed...and even that may not save us.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Arkel Commuter pannier. I've carted my...

+1 on the Arkel Commuter pannier. I've carted my boat anchor of a laptop (17") everywhere in that pannier, and never had any problems.
Forum: Touring
09-15-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By Highcyclist

Blow dryer and plastic knife...not sure how long...

Blow dryer and plastic knife...not sure how long it took...fifteen or twenty min.?
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 389
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 for Revolution Cycles! I've always had great...

+1 for Revolution Cycles! I've always had great service there.
09-13-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,261
Posted By Highcyclist

I'm surprised to see any anthropogenic global...

I'm surprised to see any anthropogenic global warming skeptics here. I'd thought it was basically considered heresy to question the majority view on that topic these days. Although it's allegedly...
09-13-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Highcyclist

Yes, it seems like there has been a sharp...

Yes, it seems like there has been a sharp increase...I'd say going back several years at least...and I have a feeling it's going to get a lot worse.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,973
Posted By Highcyclist

Niterider's new Minewt Mini-USB...

Niterider's new Minewt Mini-USB http://www.rei.com/product/777359 looks like it would fit your needs well. I haven't used it, but I have used the Minewt X2, and it's a great light. The Mini is...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By Highcyclist

Yes! I'd heard of this in the UK, but this is the...

Yes! I'd heard of this in the UK, but this is the first time I've of it in the US. Hopefully, this practice will spread. As much as I hate the Homeland Security, surveillance society mentality that...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 07:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,154
Posted By Highcyclist

The low battery indicator on my Minewt doesn't...

The low battery indicator on my Minewt doesn't work. It basically only comes on when the battery is too dead to keep the light on for more than a few seconds...pretty annoying to not have any...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,487
Posted By Highcyclist

MKS RMX 'sneaker' pedals

I searched a little and found a few comments on these pedals, but would like more information. My lbs built up my budget LHT with lightly used Haro magnesium platform pedals. I used them for 18...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By Highcyclist

Unless you put along and never exert yourself, I...

Unless you put along and never exert yourself, I strongly advise a cycling specific rain jacket with vented upper back. I've tried some eVent and do believe it's more breathable than gtx, but it's...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Highcyclist

I have the X2 platinum colored lamp. Perhaps...

I have the X2 platinum colored lamp. Perhaps you're right about people just not being used to brighter lights on the path. Most lights out there seem barely visible compared to the Minewt. The...
09-07-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Highcyclist

Has anyone used both the Minewt and the Dinotte 200L?

I've been using the Minewt for awhile, but I've always been bothered by the 'Low' setting (92 lumens?) seeming too bright. I feel that I'm blinding peds on the MUP (I do hear the occasional comment...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By Highcyclist

Has anyone used both Minewt and Dinotte 200L?

I've been using the Minewt for awhile, but I've always been bothered by the 'Low' setting (92 lumens?) seeming too bright. I feel that I'm blinding peds on the MUP (I do hear the occasional comment...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 01:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Highcyclist

"True Stories"...great movie. ...

"True Stories"...great movie. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/True_Stories_(film)
Forum: Commuting
09-04-08, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 934
Posted By Highcyclist

Yes, it can be done, but you must make very sure...

Yes, it can be done, but you must make very sure to give your body adequate rest and nutrition. I do agree that running is much more draining than riding. I used to run a lot, but not so much since...
Forum: Touring
08-27-08, 01:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Highcyclist

I suggest posting in the "Living Car Free" forum....

I suggest posting in the "Living Car Free" forum. Sounds like an interesting idea, but I'm not sure about the Peak Oil angle. If/when PO really bites, I suspect 99% of the population won't be...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 01:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,963
Posted By Highcyclist

Another +1 for the Marathon Plus! Not the...

Another +1 for the Marathon Plus! Not the lightest tire, but no flats in the last year and a half of near daily riding has me sold.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,144
Posted By Highcyclist

I've been carrying a laptop almost daily in the...

I've been carrying a laptop almost daily in the Arkel Commuter pannier for 16 months now, and have had no problems. It was expensive, but I'd buy it again. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
08-07-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,197
Posted By Highcyclist

Absolutely agree with this! So much of the...

Absolutely agree with this! So much of the problem seems to be the underlying infrastructure in this country. Much of it doesn't seem to make sense, yet everyone's trapped in it, so it creates a...
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Highcyclist

Does the SF Bay Area have something like this:...

Does the SF Bay Area have something like this: http://finetoothcog.com/ ?
07-10-08, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,386
Posted By Highcyclist

I know this thread is drifting, but...bikes are...

I know this thread is drifting, but...bikes are fundamentally different from automotives. Why should they have to follow the exact same rules? There is a functional alternative in this country:...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-08, 01:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 848
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Commuter! Love that pannier. I just...

+1 on the Commuter! Love that pannier. I just recently got the Arkel Tail Rider, which is also excellent, if you end up wanting a rack trunk.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Highcyclist

I use the Arkel 'Commuter' pannier...

I use the Arkel 'Commuter' pannier http://www.arkel-od.com/panniers/commuter/overview.asp?fl=1&site=. It has D-rings and an optional shoulder strap. I rarely use the strap, and it's still kind of...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 02:05 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,914
Posted By Highcyclist

I would actually think (hope?) that the massive...

I would actually think (hope?) that the massive increase in riders would translate into the political power to pass "Idaho-style" cycling laws nation wide.
06-13-08, 02:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Highcyclist

True enough. The perspective will probably be...

True enough. The perspective will probably be the greatest advantage. The US has had it so good for so long, that I wonder about how the population will adapt to considerably more challenging...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,179
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Arkel Commuter! I've used it most days...

+1 on the Arkel Commuter! I've used it most days over the past year, and it's been fantastic.
06-12-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Highcyclist

Any drop in oil usage in Europe and N. America...

Any drop in oil usage in Europe and N. America will more than be made up for by the rapidly increasing demand in China, India, and other parts of the developing world. The Chinese were mostly on...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,471
Posted By Highcyclist

+1! This explains the best immediate solution to...

+1! This explains the best immediate solution to the problem, and the biggest obstacles in the way. I would love to see the ID law adopted nationwide...but I'm not holding my breath.
Forum: Touring
06-12-08, 01:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,328
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Icebreaker merino wool! For cycling...

+1 on the Icebreaker merino wool! For cycling when I'll be stopping and mixing with others (cafes, shops, etc.), I'll take the wool over synthetic every time. I can easily go a week without building...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,179
Posted By Highcyclist

Are these too big?...

Are these too big? http://www.banjobrothers.com/products/01090.php
Forum: Commuting
06-09-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By Highcyclist

+1 on the Arkel Commuter pannier! I've been...

+1 on the Arkel Commuter pannier! I've been carrying my laptop in it most days for the past year, through the torrential Pacific Northwest winter, and I'm really happy with it. The material will...
06-09-08, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Highcyclist

Well, it's good to see that someone's on the ball...

Well, it's good to see that someone's on the ball here in Bluegene. I wonder who installed it?
06-09-08, 12:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Highcyclist

I was thinking something more along the lines of...

I was thinking something more along the lines of this: http://bikeportland.org/2005/09/22/ghost-bike-effort-picks-up-steam/
More example pics:...
06-06-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By Highcyclist

Eugene fatality...ghost bike?

Sorry if this has been posted already...could find anything with a search. A cyclist was killed in downtown Eugene on Mon. 6/2. ...
06-06-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,472
Posted By Highcyclist

Revolution built up my LHT for me, and I've had...

Revolution built up my LHT for me, and I've had it serviced there several times with no complaints. Obviously, YMMV.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By Highcyclist

Well, cycling certainly has a history of being...

Well, cycling certainly has a history of being equated with freedom. Case in point, the history of female emancipation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle#Female_emancipation

But I imagine...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 12:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,336
Posted By Highcyclist

"Thelma and Louise" I love that scene.

"Thelma and Louise" I love that scene.
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