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Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,750
Posted By bpcyclist

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as...

"Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt," Sun Tzu.
11-16-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By MNebiker

This is unquestionably true - I have had lights...

This is unquestionably true - I have had lights on my bike for years and I have never seen a bigfoot!
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,750
Posted By mcours2006

So, just do nothing then? That's your advice? ...

So, just do nothing then? That's your advice?

So you're cruising along at 15 mph and someone jumps out from behind a building and runs toward you, say at 10 mph, or whatever speed he needs to run...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,750
Posted By Senrab62

Have your lock, extendable baton, or mace ready...

Have your lock, extendable baton, or mace ready if you are that concerned. A light won't do much.

When I used to ride in Denver and Chicago late at night/early morning I would always be sure my...
11-11-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,672
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x600/old_copy_859772b882918a7813d6f88e575ffd59e3cbbd5d.jpg
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By bpcyclist

I lived right next door to a really dangerous...

I lived right next door to a really dangerous part of NYC for 4 years and I agree with all this. All predators sense weakness. The only thing I would add is, if you have to stop at a light or stop...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Miradaman

Quite true. But as I said, it works in industrial...

Quite true. But as I said, it works in industrial areas where there aren't any pedestrians and you need to dodge some bad street conditions. Residential/business areas, no way.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,528
Posted By Miradaman

Dooner90 I rode recreationally and commuted...

Dooner90

I rode recreationally and commuted on the South Side for many years. My advice would be to give any groups of teens a wide berth - I had a couple of near confrontations, not to mention...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By RubeRad

pics 2 and 3, that is a really steep mountain!...

pics 2 and 3, that is a really steep mountain! Like 90deg slope, and even the trees have to grow sideways!

:innocent:
10-15-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,099
Posted By tagaproject6

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/634x399/3dd819aa00000578_4271686_image_m_76_1488392458156_495baa3de501354d0801d8651fab92894af7566a.jpg

"It's got a cop motor, a 440-cubic-inch...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,847
Posted By subgrade

I couldn't care less what was their intended...

I couldn't care less what was their intended purpose, as long as they work for my purposes - which is basically emulating a hand postion like on the hoods of a drop bar. I find I have enough leverage...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 77,191
Posted By wphamilton

Confirmed the calibration of perceived...

Confirmed the calibration of perceived temperature - 50° precisely is the boundary between "I'm fine" and "my hands hurt". It was 49; I neglected to wear cycling gloves and wished I'd had them. ...
10-11-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,192
Posted By tagaproject6

Do you want to have this thread closed? Because...

Do you want to have this thread closed? Because this is how you get this thread closed! Keep that political crap out of here:twitchy:
10-09-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,937
Posted By restlessswind

It's called personal space. No different than...

It's called personal space. No different than tailgating in a car. If he wanted to draft, then ask me. I don't understand rudeness!
10-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,937
Posted By Ross520

It's a safety issue...

It's a safety issue...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,292
Posted By steelrider58

Tool Bag Hack

I know I'm not the only one who balks at spending big bucks on certain bike-related items...and trendy tool bags has to be one of the worst for being overpriced. So, I decided to go cheap and convert...
10-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By Milton Keynes

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is...

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is always in the right" around here. I personally call 'em as I see 'em.
10-02-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,054
Posted By livedarklions

I only use the suspension spoon for rocky road...

I only use the suspension spoon for rocky road ice cream.
10-02-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,054
Posted By livedarklions

You'd think in the 5 years since this thread,...

You'd think in the 5 years since this thread, someone would have come up with a decent suspension knife and spoon to complete the cutlery set.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 184,702
Posted By rseeker

Nice find, it's rare to see that in the wild....

Nice find, it's rare to see that in the wild. That helmet was moulting. It's now a size larger and is growing a new shell for next season.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,223
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, sorry, but the nested quotes are confusing....

Yeah, sorry, but the nested quotes are confusing. Much more clear to quote another poster, then put your comments under that quote. Then post another quote and then comment on that quote, etc.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,223
Posted By Papa Tom

Jim: Gotta say that I, too, have trouble...

Jim: Gotta say that I, too, have trouble following those embedded quotes, Also, I strongly disagree that cyclists do not need to be seen from the front.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,223
Posted By alan s

Jim, I have no idea what you are trying to say...

Jim, I have no idea what you are trying to say with embedded quote after embedded quote, but the one thing that jumped out at me as wrong is “While nice, it is not essential that oncoming traffic see...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,696
Posted By FiftySix

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for...

I'm a big fan of reflective sidewall tires for night riding. Those two big reflective circles are hard to mistake for anything other than a bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,223
Posted By Papa Tom

Daytime Lights: Best Thing I Ever Did

For anyone on the fence about whether to add daytime lights to your commuter, I just want to say that mine have added a much, much better sense of security to my rides, both to and from work. People...
09-24-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By Shimagnolo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOc6hXMDhc ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKOc6hXMDhc
:lol:
09-23-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,458
Posted By Bmach

This is being done by groups of up to 20+ riders....

This is being done by groups of up to 20+ riders. They are doing it just disrupt things. As for taking their bikes most are stolen. There are also dirt bikes and quads doing the same thing. I have...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,413
Posted By wsgts

Cardiologist office I pass on the way to work.

Cardiologist office I pass on the way to work.
08-28-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,326
Posted By Boldchris

I'm remembering that quote :D

I'm remembering that quote :D
08-28-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,102
Posted By delbiker1

If someone wants to dismount and walk their bike...

If someone wants to dismount and walk their bike across the road in a crosswalk, why does someone else have to tell them they should be riding because they are on a bike? The OP says nothing about...
08-28-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,102
Posted By indyfabz

Uncorrect. ...

Uncorrect.
...
08-23-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By Wolfhaven

You don't judge people yet this is nothing but a...

You don't judge people yet this is nothing but a post passing judgment on anyone that doesn't agree with you as foolish, stupid and lazy. I don't know you but I have passed judgment on you with this...
08-23-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By livedarklions

This is great! I'll leave you two to sort out...

This is great! I'll leave you two to sort out whether you think you are Hemingway or if this is Lincoln/Douglas.

I'm out of this thread. This isn't a genre--it's the 14th sequel to the movie...
08-23-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By TimothyH

I never said anything about your bikes or what I...

I never said anything about your bikes or what I think of them.

If you think your bike is cruddy then it is cruddy. If you think it is nice then it is nice. That you enjoy it is all that matters...
08-23-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By Metieval

let us start with the last bit first. Let us...

let us start with the last bit first. Let us claim to be honest. $45 for a trek 700 in working order is rare. Most of them that are ride able still hit for $100 or better. and even then they'll...
08-22-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By TimothyH

Some of the greatest bike rides I've ever done...

Some of the greatest bike rides I've ever done were commutes. Why should I do it on a cruddy bike?


-Tim-
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,449
Posted By Lemond1985

When I'm in my car, I would estimate that 80-85%...

When I'm in my car, I would estimate that 80-85% of the cyclists I see have no idea what they are doing. The majority ride against traffic, often fiddling around with phones and cigarettes. I have...
08-22-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,390
Posted By tcs

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a...

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a nice bike if you've got a jones for one?
...
08-17-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By Trevtassie

Looks to me like it was masked off so the skewer...

Looks to me like it was masked off so the skewer was seated on bare metal, and like any industrial process the cost of doing it so it looks like it was done carefully wasn't deemed appropriate.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By Korina

Awful, not funny joke: Q: What's the...

Awful, not funny joke:

Q: What's the difference between a bike path and a bike lane?

A: One's for walking your dog, the other's for parking your car.
08-17-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 232,691
Posted By wyd

I'm about 3 hours from Pine Creek Rail Trail. I'm...

I'm about 3 hours from Pine Creek Rail Trail. I'm about 5 minutes from Hershey Park. It actually runs by a cabin my aunt and uncle use to have off Route 6 and the trail is about 50 yards thru the...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,257
Posted By Brocephus

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke...

I can practically hear Phil and Bobke breathlessly calling this one a spectacular photo-finish, too close to call !!!!! :D
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,257
Posted By Brocephus

And you're tied with the last place guy !...

And you're tied with the last place guy ! :innocent:
08-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,982
Posted By MattTheHat

Well, I do now.

Well, I do now.
08-14-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,565
Posted By bruce19

And, if you're following "at a distance" aren't...

And, if you're following "at a distance" aren't you just using the road? Who has the right to tell you you can't use a public road?
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 49,978
Posted By ThermionicScott

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4664 (5009 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,876
Posted By nomadmax

I'd rather be making good time going the wrong...

I'd rather be making good time going the wrong way than sitting in traffic ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,838
Posted By chas58

OK, you win the BF contest!

OK, you win the BF contest!
08-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,535
Posted By no motor?

You don't want to do that if it's a load bearing...

You don't want to do that if it's a load bearing sticker.
08-12-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,535
Posted By sdmc530

better than getting all raleighed up about the...

better than getting all raleighed up about the whole deal
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