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10-01-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,323
Posted By littlewaywelt

From VeloNews & Bob Mionske Maryland 22-401 ...

From VeloNews & Bob Mionske
Maryland 22-401
22-401, Prohibits use of horn except when necessary to insure safe operation.
10-01-08, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,475
Posted By littlewaywelt

I understood that, but my point was that if...

I understood that, but my point was that if you're going to base a decision on the "odds" then wearing a helmet at all becomes a moot point.
10-01-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By littlewaywelt

I started across a major intersection at a hard...

I started across a major intersection at a hard clip, pushing a big gear. The chain broke and I went flying over the bars and was lucky not to get run over by the cars behind me.

On the...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,884
Posted By littlewaywelt

nope. rarely rains in dc. when it does, my...

nope. rarely rains in dc. when it does, my raingear, rack and crud catcher suffice.
09-30-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,475
Posted By littlewaywelt

My condolences to the family as well. Tragic. ...

My condolences to the family as well. Tragic.

Save you 100% of the time? Go with the odds? Well if that's your story, why wear a helmet at all? Your chances of getting a head injury are...
09-26-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,879
Posted By littlewaywelt

I agree completely, which is I why I mentioned...

I agree completely, which is I why I mentioned that the data set in the ski universe is much more reliable than what's available in the bike universe and opinions based entirely or largely on...
09-25-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,853
Posted By littlewaywelt

classic, "it's not my fault." If you spun...

classic, "it's not my fault."
If you spun your car on snow/ice because you had to swerve, you were driving too fast for the conditions and your range of vision.
09-25-08, 12:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,879
Posted By littlewaywelt

You could think that but you'd be wrong. It's an...

You could think that but you'd be wrong. It's an assumption based on no facts. The fact is that the deaths were spread out over the entire age grouping and varying ability levels. Helmet use is not...
09-25-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,879
Posted By littlewaywelt

Actually, I wear a helmet and have seen my share...

Actually, I wear a helmet and have seen my share of head injuries as a volunteer ski patroller.
I've seen the stats and studies from the ski industry which, by the way are far more reliable than...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By littlewaywelt

I definitely wouldn't say she almost killed me. ...

I definitely wouldn't say she almost killed me. We were only going 15mph. Worst would have been roadrash or some bumps & bruises. She hit me w her mirror because she was veering into me to avoid...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By littlewaywelt

sideswiped this morning

I was sideswiped this morning on a road with two lanes in each direction. As traffic backed up in the left lane, a driver in that lane approached the backup. She thought she could squeeze in in...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,471
Posted By littlewaywelt

tie 1- Soma coffee mug holder with OXO mug. ...

tie
1- Soma coffee mug holder with OXO mug. The soma cup leaks and doesn't keep coffee hot, the holder they make is outstanding. The OXO mug is leak proof and fits perfectly into the holder.
2-...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By littlewaywelt

mup icc irony in montgomery county md

I thought this was too ironic not to post here.

After years of contentious debate Montgomery County, MD is building a new 6 lane highway called the ICC. (Inter-county connector) Despite numerous...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,810
Posted By littlewaywelt

hahahaha...excellent.

hahahaha...excellent.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,578
Posted By littlewaywelt

Getting up to run at 4-5 am is tough for me. I...

Getting up to run at 4-5 am is tough for me.
I read a great bit of advice on a runner's forum on getting out of bed for it. When the alarm goes off, only think about sitting up not riding/running. ...
09-24-08, 01:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,879
Posted By littlewaywelt

a friend who's an er doc refers to helmetless...

a friend who's an er doc refers to helmetless riders of motorcycles, as donorcycles

goes to show that neither one of them is aware of the actual stats on the efficacy (or lack thereof) of helmets....
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,248
Posted By littlewaywelt

Perhaps you've stumbled upon the ideal bailout...

Perhaps you've stumbled upon the ideal bailout strategy. Everyone throw their pennies at wall street mortgage brokers. They get pummeled and the economy doesn't come to a grinding halt.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,248
Posted By littlewaywelt

That may be true, but I happen to believe in not...

That may be true, but I happen to believe in not lowering my levels of societally acceptable behavior because of someone else's actions. Not getting "arrested, fined, fired, sued or stomped" is an...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By littlewaywelt

It rarely rains in DC. I've used a crud catcher...

It rarely rains in DC. I've used a crud catcher for the last seven years, and it provides enough protection from the front wheel, and the rear rack provides enough from the back....
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,248
Posted By littlewaywelt

twenty years ago I had a bunch of kids in a...

twenty years ago I had a bunch of kids in a school bus throw pens and pencils at me. I hopped the curb, caught up at the light, slowed down and unloaded my water bottle into the open windows. I can...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By littlewaywelt

That's what I figured. Too much effort. I'll...

That's what I figured. Too much effort. I'll wait for the TomTom solution which supposedly will address these issues.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,450
Posted By littlewaywelt

Are you eating within 30 mins of your weekend...

Are you eating within 30 mins of your weekend rides, but not after your commutes?

Are you doing your weekend ride on Sunday and taking Saturday off?

Weekend riding is probably more even...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,131
Posted By littlewaywelt

if it only works in the foreground does that mean...

if it only works in the foreground does that mean you have to keep touching the screen to keep it from going to sleep? does it continue to work if you hit the power/sleep button without closing the...
09-24-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By littlewaywelt

Yep. I have an 01 Jeep w 7k miles which doesn't...

Yep. I have an 01 Jeep w 7k miles which doesn't have them.
09-24-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,501
Posted By littlewaywelt

Personally, I prioritize visibility over the...

Personally, I prioritize visibility over the aesthetic value of a bike. No bike looks good when it's a twisted, bent piece of metal. I remove reflectors and replace them with 3m scotchlight tape. ...
09-24-08, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By littlewaywelt

sounds like a perfectly natural reaction. If she...

sounds like a perfectly natural reaction. If she skidded, she clearly wasn't looking in front of her. There is nothing wrong with getting angry with someone/confronting them on their behavior if...
09-23-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,238
Posted By littlewaywelt

That's probably going to be out of budget at $750...

That's probably going to be out of budget at $750 for the rack and $180 shipping.
09-23-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,238
Posted By littlewaywelt

Thanks for the link. By lifting the frame...

Thanks for the link.

By lifting the frame over the rack you can lock the front wheel and frame. I used one for years with no event. This rack would likely be used in day only and in front of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By littlewaywelt

any of the niterider lights should suffice. ...

any of the niterider lights should suffice.

get yourself an ANSII vest or an illuminite jacket. I prefer the later in the dark even though it's not as bright because it makes you clearly...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By littlewaywelt

Looking over the shoulder while signaling usually...

Looking over the shoulder while signaling usually solves this problem. A mirror helps, too.
On really busy roads where I have to cross multiple lanes or high speed lanes, I simply turn rt and do a...
09-23-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,985
Posted By littlewaywelt

a watch battery. ...

a watch battery.

http://www.ritzcamera.com/graphics/products/1-v2/141460857v2.jpg
09-23-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,827
Posted By littlewaywelt

had something similar happen. Had 9 bikes on the...

had something similar happen. Had 9 bikes on the roof (all in trays) and we struck what I later determined to be some kind of hawk/bird of prey. It took quite a while to clean him out of the bikes...
09-23-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,238
Posted By littlewaywelt

installing bike racks at schools

I am trying to get my kids' school to install a bike rack. I'd appreciate any advice at all, rack types, costing, dealing with schools, ptas, hidden costs, etc.

The PTA will likely arrange for...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,760
Posted By littlewaywelt

Riding at night feels safer to me than during the...

Riding at night feels safer to me than during the day time.

Between my fully 3m taped frame & rack , reflective illuminite clothing, and the seven or eight lights I have running, I know that cars...
09-23-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,985
Posted By littlewaywelt

Nite Ize LED spoke light

Thought some folks might find this interesting...
And it's only $9 to boot.
http://www.rei.com/product/774213
http://media.rei.com/media/bb/5ca89e4e-d825-4846-8cec-db6775925ab2.jpg
09-22-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 647
Posted By littlewaywelt

I can't ride at car speed on my commuter and I...

I can't ride at car speed on my commuter and I don't want to feel pressured like I have to do so.
All that vest will do is reinforce the drivers' notions that bikes are slow.

If it told the...
09-15-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,343
Posted By littlewaywelt

The same physics happen when a feather lands on...

The same physics happen when a feather lands on the floor. It's still not a relevant comparison. It's orders of magnitude in difference. Just because foam can handle a runner's impact does not...
09-15-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,343
Posted By littlewaywelt

Your examples are completely irrelevant. The...

Your examples are completely irrelevant. The load difference between foam insoles, running shoes, etc is of a scale magnitudes of order in difference than what happens in a bike wreck.
09-12-08, 03:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,343
Posted By littlewaywelt

I've largely agreed with almost all of that... ...

I've largely agreed with almost all of that...

Agree completely re causation. I've only pointed out the statistical likelihood, never the cause.

...the stats that helmet users die with greater...
09-12-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By littlewaywelt

pretty similar to what NiteIze already offers and...

pretty similar to what NiteIze already offers and they have more applications, though not as long. The niteize also reflect brightly when a light hits them, so you get passive and active lighting...
09-12-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,343
Posted By littlewaywelt

Completely irrelevant. the question is whether...

Completely irrelevant. the question is whether the foam is capable of absorbing the forces in deceleration enough to make any meaningful difference. The difference between the examples you cite and...
09-12-08, 07:22 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 14,343
Posted By littlewaywelt

Most ski fatalities? That implies over 50%. Any...

Most ski fatalities? That implies over 50%. Any data to back that up? Still likely to die from other injuries? Not necessarily. Certainly when ppl go off trail and hit trees and have head...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 11:40 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 257,620
Posted By littlewaywelt

...and more specifically that no reasonable...

...and more specifically that no reasonable person sitting on a jury will believe.


Eventually every rider is probably going to get hit. You don't want there to be any doubt in the jury's mind...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By littlewaywelt

cheap pedals. I always get the $20-40 variety...

cheap pedals.
I always get the $20-40 variety and I typically get 2-3 years out of them. no difference for commuting.

A good pair of shoes, though will last forever. My Sidis are from 01 and I...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,012
Posted By littlewaywelt

10-13k per year in maintenance, payments,...

10-13k per year in maintenance, payments, insurance, parking, gas etc.

...and I still ride a pos beater.

probably avg around $100 a year in bike odds and ends.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 02:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,231
Posted By littlewaywelt

This is my favorite rationalization. It's not...

This is my favorite rationalization. It's not mine, mind you, just one I've seen here several times.
I blow lights/jump lights/filter because if I lower the amount of cars that have to pass and...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By littlewaywelt

pricepoint.com then performance or nashbar

pricepoint.com
then performance or nashbar
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 11:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,481
Posted By littlewaywelt

...because it makes the driver even more...

...because it makes the driver even more despicable.
09-09-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By littlewaywelt

Your post seems to indicate that you might be...

Your post seems to indicate that you might be better looking than most riders. Perhaps this is the missing part of the equation.

Kidding aside, I've noticed that ppl seem to be traveling slower...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-08, 01:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,849
Posted By littlewaywelt

1- green 2- cheap/saves me about 10-13k a year...

1- green
2- cheap/saves me about 10-13k a year in payments, gas, parking, insurance, maintenance, etc.
3- it just feels good. on the very rare occasion I have to drive, I dread walking back to the...
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