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Forum: Great Lakes
01-26-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,647
Posted By larue

I may do the Dare again this year but I'll...

I may do the Dare again this year but I'll definitely pass on those ugly f'ing jerseys. And what happened to the website, looks like it was inspired by Burger King. Oh well, at least I have the...
09-23-09, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By larue

The thing you should know is that bike shops...

The thing you should know is that bike shops don't have a huge markup on bicycles so when there is a sale going on that is usually as low as it's going to get. Some times the sale prices are...
09-22-09, 12:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 835
Posted By larue

Well if it doesn't snow where you live then you...

Well if it doesn't snow where you live then you can actually keep using your clipless shoes, most bike clothing manufacturers make insulated shoe covers that will keep them warm. But if it does snow...
09-22-09, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,489
Posted By larue

There are plenty of cycling caps made for winter...

There are plenty of cycling caps made for winter use that extend over your ears. Rapha has one for instance http://www.rapha.cc/winter-hat-1/
but so do a lot of others.
Forum: Great Lakes
09-21-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By larue

So who designed this jersey Stew, same people as...

So who designed this jersey Stew, same people as the last two jerseys?
09-21-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,424
Posted By larue

Okay I guess I rethink the snowboard jacket. I...

Okay I guess I rethink the snowboard jacket. I just wish bicycle oriented clothing wasn't so ugly. Twin Six has a very nice jacket that might work out with some base-layering, I'm just afraid of...
09-15-09, 10:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,424
Posted By larue

Does anyone use a snowboard/ski jacket?

I don't actually snowboard or ski, at least not yet, but I would imagine that these types of jackets would work pretty well on the bike. Does anyone go this route? I'm thinking about a Patagonia...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,291
Posted By larue

I also have the Blaze and highly recommend it.

I also have the Blaze and highly recommend it.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,280
Posted By larue

It's a 45 second rule here in Wisconsin. Though...

It's a 45 second rule here in Wisconsin. Though some of the roads that I traverse which happen to have such sensors actually have very convenient cross walk buttons that come out into the bike lane...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By larue

Living in Wisconsin this is pretty depressing. ...

Living in Wisconsin this is pretty depressing. Now of course Madison and Milwaukee are head and shoulders above every other Wisconsin city in ALL regards and especially in regards to biking but this...
09-01-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By larue

Saddle position could also be the problem, if you...

Saddle position could also be the problem, if you have your saddle too far forward you might be putting to much weight forward on your handlebars.
09-01-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By larue

I'm having a horrible time making sense out of...

I'm having a horrible time making sense out of your sentence structure so I'll just wait for some other replies to find out exactly what you were saying.
09-01-09, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 832
Posted By larue

Welcome to the forum! But I should point out...

Welcome to the forum! But I should point out that you definitely don't want to get a bike at Walmart as they won't have anything suitable for you, does that mean you'll have to travel to find a bike...
09-01-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By larue

There are a lot of stupid comments in this thread...

There are a lot of stupid comments in this thread already so I'm just going to reply to the original post and ignore everything else.
First off "the elderly" are not all unfit. Just because you...
09-01-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,658
Posted By larue

For those who are more interested in the actual...

For those who are more interested in the actual story over arguing about a bunch of nonsense you should know that the Assemblyman Mr. Clark only received a citation for running the red light. The...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,256
Posted By larue

Filling a water bottle with your own urine really...

Filling a water bottle with your own urine really helps when you want to move people away from you.
But in all seriousness I'd like to say that you really should have noted the plate number and...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,574
Posted By larue

I haven't read through all the responses but if...

I haven't read through all the responses but if it hasn't been mentioned yet I'd like to recommend getting some waterproof booties for your shoes. They are much cheaper than a second pair of shoes...
08-28-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,454
Posted By larue

Honestly freezing isn't much of an issue unless...

Honestly freezing isn't much of an issue unless you are storing your bike outside all winter. As long as you either bring your bike indoors or keep it nicely covered and don't forget to lube up then...
08-27-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By larue

Seriously? A. It's not just a white bike, it's...

Seriously?
A. It's not just a white bike, it's a Ghost Bike. Look it up.
B. Both Ghost Bikes in the article ARE locked up. And try getting a U-Lock around a tree....
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By larue

That deserves a round of applause.

That deserves a round of applause.
Forum: Commuting
08-27-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,479
Posted By larue

You may one day get up the courage to do some...

You may one day get up the courage to do some long and high elevation rides one day and then you'll really wish you had that "granny gear." I know I was cursing the fact I only had a double on the...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-27-09, 07:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,250
Posted By larue

Are you doing Bike The Barns this year? I...

Are you doing Bike The Barns this year? I believe there are still a few more registration slots open. All of that food after some beautiful countryside biking should be enough to inspire anyone. ...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-26-09, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By larue

Madison, WI Ciclovia this Sunday the 30th!

6 miles from E Wash to John Nolen will be closed to all cars. Bikes and pedestrians only from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. http://www.cityofmadison.com/transportation/rideDrive/
:thumb:...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By larue

A customer of mine came in the other day and set...

A customer of mine came in the other day and set her Rudy Project helmet down and I noticed that it also had a mesh liner and my first thought was "genius, that would keep the bees out." Perhaps you...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-25-09, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By larue

Many condolences go out to his family.

Many condolences go out to his family.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 05:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,997
Posted By larue

I've helped several cyclists through the years...

I've helped several cyclists through the years but as far as flats go all I'm willing to do is use/lend my pump, levers and a patch but my pump is presta only and I'm definitely not giving anyone a...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,916
Posted By larue

You are SUPPOSED to stop behind their car at red...

You are SUPPOSED to stop behind their car at red lights. You actually aren't allowed to pass cars at a light on the right so take the lane. It's much safer to take the lane anyways.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,581
Posted By larue

You are very mistaken on....everything. Rubber...

You are very mistaken on....everything.
Rubber offers absolutely zero protection against lightning. You are safer in your car due to the steel roof and not because of the tires, therefore having...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 04:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,581
Posted By larue

Well I actually don't own a car so taking one in...

Well I actually don't own a car so taking one in it's an option for me but even if I did have one I'd probably still ride every day as I do. The actual act of riding the bicycle in the storm doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-09, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,648
Posted By larue

The one day I leave my backpack with all my...

The one day I leave my backpack with all my rain-gear behind, I don't even recall why I left the house without it, and it starts pouring when it's time for me to leave work. Oh well, the rain felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By larue

Actually since this is your first foray into...

Actually since this is your first foray into clipless pedals I would suggest getting the Look KeO Easy pedals which are just that, very easy to use. New at your LBS they should be around $60-$80 and...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-18-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,282
Posted By larue

The official results are up and ready for...

The official results are up and ready for possible corrections. No photos are up yet but it looks like they should be available soon.
08-18-09, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,609
Posted By larue

The problem is that people are wrongfully...

The problem is that people are wrongfully arrested and detained all the time. I should know but I won't go into that story.
08-18-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,609
Posted By larue

I would definitely call the station and report...

I would definitely call the station and report this. You are legally allowed to be on the road, just because some cop personally disagrees doesn't mean he can take that right away from you. I keep...
08-18-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,433
Posted By larue

meanwhile: It's funny that you critique someone...

meanwhile: It's funny that you critique someone for not searching deeper into a site whose article you post but require them to post links to you rather than researching yourself. Doesn't it work...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 26,881
Posted By larue

It's nice that people want to jump in on the hot...

It's nice that people want to jump in on the hot new thing but in the end SRAM hasn't proven it's durability yet and Campy definitely has. You can rebuild Campy but every serious bike mechanic I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By larue

If it's silver then use a simple sharpie to mark...

If it's silver then use a simple sharpie to mark it, if it's black use a metallic sharpie. I would never recommend cutting into a seatpost in any way shape or form.
08-18-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,472
Posted By larue

I've got more than one. The first when I was...

I've got more than one. The first when I was young and I broke my jaw on both sides and fractured my chin and the second was from an endo due to a spoke failure and I landed almost exactly like I...
08-18-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,435
Posted By larue

Agreed.

Agreed.
08-18-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,435
Posted By larue

Here are some BHSI stats for you: Non-helmeted...

Here are some BHSI stats for you:
Non-helmeted riders are 14 times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than helmeted riders.
Head injuries account for more than 60 percent of...
08-18-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,433
Posted By larue

"In 1997, 813 bicyclists were killed in crashes...

"In 1997, 813 bicyclists were killed in crashes with motor vehicles, an increase of 7 percent over the previous year. Of these, 31 percent were riders younger than 16 years old and 97 percent were...
08-18-09, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,435
Posted By larue

Nothing in the article you quoted actually proves...

Nothing in the article you quoted actually proves that a helmet would make a brain injury worse. Perhaps you could actually post some scientific data that shows how this would be possible. And I...
08-18-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,435
Posted By larue

So then post some pics for me that show cyclists...

So then post some pics for me that show cyclists who had helmets on that have had the same injuries. All of the statistics I've read say exactly the opposite. So if there are so many helmeted...
08-18-09, 02:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,433
Posted By larue

Actually there is a huge ****ing difference...

Actually there is a huge ****ing difference between using a helmet and believing in a deity. It's called SCIENCE!
I'm sorry but I'm more likely to take the advice of a brain surgeon over some...
08-18-09, 02:21 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 59,435
Posted By larue

As long as I live I will never be able to grasp...

As long as I live I will never be able to grasp the backlash against helmets. If people simply don't want to wear them because of the way they look then I can understand that as stupid as it may be...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 01:55 AM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,648
Posted By larue

I'm still sore from the Dairyland Dare and my...

I'm still sore from the Dairyland Dare and my commute today unveiled pains I wasn't aware of beforehand. Now I'm home though and feel better. I think another gentle recover ride is due tomorrow as...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-09, 01:50 AM
Replies: 696
Views: 28,705
Posted By larue

consularrider_____4,057.10 ...

consularrider_____4,057.10
CigTech_________3864.3
SSSTANG________3706.77
Skyler_WA_______3528
woodway________3401
scoatw__________3394
K'Tesh__________3344.05
Jeff_____________3256...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By larue

The Knog Dutch Dog is a pannier that converts...

The Knog Dutch Dog is a pannier that converts into a backpack. Voila. http://www.glorycycles.com/kndudogpa.html
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By larue

cough quitter cough. seriously though what...

cough quitter cough.

seriously though what is it about the routine that you can't handle?
Forum: Commuting
08-17-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,277
Posted By larue

If you are really worried about it then just use...

If you are really worried about it then just use a thin cable and run it through the saddlebag and the lock you already have for your bike. Or take the whole seatpost with you as the previous poster...
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