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Forum: Commuting
12-21-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I love the C9 stuff from Target. Wearing a pair...

I love the C9 stuff from Target. Wearing a pair of compression pants under my cargo pants right now. I also use their wind breakers... either as an outer shell when it's chilly, only coat when it's...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By bmclaughlin807

The cap and all the innards fell off/out in the...

The cap and all the innards fell off/out in the middle of a 600k brevet... I called and told them what happened, they had a new cap and rebuild kit in the mail the next day, no charge.
12-19-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,514
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Unless they're drunk or otherwise impaired.

Unless they're drunk or otherwise impaired.
12-13-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,788
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Unless drivers are circling the block looking for...

Unless drivers are circling the block looking for parking, a bike lane on 15th won't affect traffic patterns on 14th (one way the opposite direction), and 16th is a pedestrian mall. 17th is also one...
12-09-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,788
Posted By bmclaughlin807

You must know a lot about traffic patterns in...

You must know a lot about traffic patterns in Denver.
12-05-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,366
Posted By bmclaughlin807

You do realize that if your socks/shoes are that...

You do realize that if your socks/shoes are that tight you're restricting blood flow to your feet, right?

Once you do that there's not really much of ANYTHING that's going to keep your feet warm. ...
12-05-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,343
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Score another for lax traffic enforcement, crappy...

Score another for lax traffic enforcement, crappy drivers, and lack of real consequences.



But this disgusts me most of all:



Don't worry, Julia. It was JUST a cyclist, after all.
12-04-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,006
Posted By bmclaughlin807

What's really sad is that those super dangerous...

What's really sad is that those super dangerous roads are all 15 mph speed limit, and there has NEVER been a recorded bike/car accident on any of them.
12-03-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,006
Posted By bmclaughlin807

The whole town has something like 100 citizens,...

The whole town has something like 100 citizens, the judge being one of them. He's on the Casino's payrolls just like everyone else.

It will be appealed and eventually overturned.
11-23-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By bmclaughlin807

The snow is fun!!!! Just watch out for the...

The snow is fun!!!! Just watch out for the idiots in the cars!

Made three trips out and about yesterday, to three different stores in different directions from my house.
11-20-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,460
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Yup, still have that e-mail.

Yup, still have that e-mail.
11-20-10, 10:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,240
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I look at it this way: Even with the extra cash...

I look at it this way: Even with the extra cash I'm going to spend for new batteries and charger, I'm still money ahead compared to anything comparable from DiNotte, and if I get a good replacement...
11-20-10, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,240
Posted By bmclaughlin807

It's impossible to run the batteries down till...

It's impossible to run the batteries down till there's no charge. The circuitry attached to the batteries prevents that. (It DOES have a low voltage shut off switch!)

The damage comes from the...
11-20-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,460
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I did e-mail, days ago, didn't get a response.

I did e-mail, days ago, didn't get a response.
11-20-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,279
Posted By bmclaughlin807

There was a news article just recently where the...

There was a news article just recently where the police report said that a cyclist (very experienced cyclist training for a race) was riding without lights and reflective material.

Journalists on...
11-20-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,751
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Remember that when a pitbull is bearing down on...

Remember that when a pitbull is bearing down on you, with the wind blowing back towards you as you struggle to get your pepper spray out and deploy it in a way that doesn't blind YOU instead of the...
11-17-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,751
Posted By bmclaughlin807

My Delta air zound made a couple doggies do...

My Delta air zound made a couple doggies do somersaults trying to get away!!! VERY effective deterrent.
11-16-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,460
Posted By bmclaughlin807

While this may seem pessimistic, I noticed when I...

While this may seem pessimistic, I noticed when I went to their site today that there are a LOT fewer items for sale than there were when I bought my light... clearing existing inventory, perhaps? I...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,060
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Hrmm.... I wonder how they'll treat my battery......

Hrmm.... I wonder how they'll treat my battery... I just hacked the pack apart and soldered the two good cells back together into a lower runtime pack so I could use my light.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,093
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Three people jump out of a truck, surround me,...

Three people jump out of a truck, surround me, and start punching me and it's not an assault?

What kind of f$%^ing idiot ARE you, anyway?
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,093
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Yes, I have kids. And there's no way they'd ever...

Yes, I have kids. And there's no way they'd ever think it was a good idea to jump out of a truck and attempt to beat up some random person going to the store on a bike. And your reading...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,093
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I got punched once in the back of the head, and...

I got punched once in the back of the head, and once in the face before I hit one of those 'poor kids' with anything.... yes, I think I was fully justified, and I relish the thought of the beating...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-10, 02:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,093
Posted By bmclaughlin807

*yawn* Everybody knows that it's MUCH more...

*yawn* Everybody knows that it's MUCH more effective to use the BIKE as a weapon and skip the u-lock. Unless, of course, you've got one of those pansy-ass carbon fiber jobs that weighs less than a...
11-13-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Yes, but they always use the most expensive bike...

Yes, but they always use the most expensive bike they can find.... that way it's a felony charge instead of a misdemeanor.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,117
Posted By bmclaughlin807

And if he left his battery powered lights on his...

And if he left his battery powered lights on his bike all the time and made sure they were charged regularly this wouldn't be a problem, either.

Are you seriously telling us that you believe that...
10-28-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,199
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I used mine for over a year in all weather...

I used mine for over a year in all weather conditions and temps with no problems... then this summer I left it sit for about 2 months without charging. When I went to use it, it didn't work at...
10-21-10, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By bmclaughlin807

And yet, it wasn't a 17 year old that gave her a...

And yet, it wasn't a 17 year old that gave her a driver's license, or the keys to a huge truck, now, was it?
10-08-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,835
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Airzounds - the remote brake! :D It works...

Airzounds - the remote brake! :D

It works GREAT. I had one driver slam his brakes and come to a complete stop in an intersection.... broadside to oncoming 40 mph traffic. Good thing there was...
10-07-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Ok... you have a ramp from the freeway entering...

Ok... you have a ramp from the freeway entering the roadway on the left, then a choke point (the roadway under the bridge can't be widened without redoing the bridge) followed by two lanes merging...
10-07-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Not really... any usefulness that it might have...

Not really... any usefulness that it might have for transportation is pretty much killed by the fact that it meanders back and forth so much following the river. :(

I rode my bike to an interview...
10-07-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I'm not sure that there's much that CAN be done...

I'm not sure that there's much that CAN be done as it stands, but the route is a designated cycle route, is on the cities master bicycle plan, and is coming up for major work... cyclists should be...
10-07-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Yeah... with the exception of a few choke points...

Yeah... with the exception of a few choke points with NO good route... Try Second at N. Hamilton for heading downtown? That area sucks... off ramp, multiple roads merging into one. And there...
10-05-10, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist...

Maybe we should start a drive to improve cyclist safety by giving out helmets?
10-05-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I wrapped a small piece of old inner tube around...

I wrapped a small piece of old inner tube around the handle bar at the point that I mounted the light. Worked quite well at keeping stuff from drifting up or down as I rode.
10-05-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Downtown Bicycle lanes?

From the Spokesman-Review:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2010/oct/05/bike-lanes-circumvent-spokanes-true-spirit/



I'm having a hard time deciding if he's serious or not....
10-01-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,229
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Around 8 AM in the morning and 3 PM in the...

Around 8 AM in the morning and 3 PM in the afternoon, if your route goes anywhere near any schools!!!

Seriously... I've ridden miles out of my way to avoid parents dropping off or picking their...
09-29-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Meh.... I've never had a bus 'sneak up on me'......

Meh.... I've never had a bus 'sneak up on me'... of course, I know when I'm on their routes, have some idea of their schedule, and know pretty much exactly where they'll be... how the hell could one...
09-29-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By bmclaughlin807

I have a very difficult time imagining a bus...

I have a very difficult time imagining a bus 'sneaking' anywhere.... if this is a problem for you (Not noticing VERY large, VERY loud vehicles until they're 'hovering' behind you) then maybe you...
09-28-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,255
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Another trick I like... I find that I almost...

Another trick I like... I find that I almost always have to take three buses to get anywhere... one bus to get me to the bus that's going to take me most of the way, then that one long trip, then...
09-28-10, 12:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,255
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Are you lost? With an attitude like that, why...

Are you lost? With an attitude like that, why the f$%^ would you be trolling....err.... I mean BROWSING the sub-forum titled "Living Car Free"?
09-28-10, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Really? Then why can't anyone find a SINGLE...

Really? Then why can't anyone find a SINGLE helmet manufacturer willing to go on record with that statement?

Because the simple fact is that helmets are designed and tested to reduce impacts in...
09-27-10, 10:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,255
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Given that a HUGE number of trips are less than...

Given that a HUGE number of trips are less than two miles and only for one or two small items, a bicycle would be WAY more convenient.

For one client at my last place of employment it took approx....
09-26-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,986
Posted By bmclaughlin807

30 lbs? You've got one light touring bike! ...

30 lbs? You've got one light touring bike!

You have to admit, it's lot of fun making jokes at the expense of the poseurs.
Forum: Foo
09-24-10, 09:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,512
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Some random girl broke up with me!!! :(

Some random girl broke up with me!!! :(
Replies: 18
Views: 4,249
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Beef jerky for the win!!! Most of the brevet...

Beef jerky for the win!!!

Most of the brevet routes in Colorado went past the Dam Store which sell a wide variety of different kinds of jerky... I'd ALWAYS stop in and buy a couple packs to finish...
09-24-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,986
Posted By bmclaughlin807

He drafted me for a mile or so... dropped him on...

He drafted me for a mile or so... dropped him on the first hill. It was amusing listening to him pant and gasp back there trying to keep up.
09-21-10, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By bmclaughlin807

No way I'm slowing to 10 mph for every...

No way I'm slowing to 10 mph for every intersection... but if it's rainy and I'm going downhill I'm definitely going to be a lot more cautious than with sunny conditions, good visibility, and better...
09-20-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,986
Posted By bmclaughlin807

You pass a roadie out 'training' on his carbon...

You pass a roadie out 'training' on his carbon fiber bike, in full kit, while riding your touring bike with fenders, panniers, lights, and wearing a suit and tie. :D
Forum: Commuting
09-20-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,638
Posted By bmclaughlin807

Meh. I don't have anyone to call that can do...

Meh. I don't have anyone to call that can do anything to help, so a cell phone is useless for anything other than telling my loved ones that I'll be late getting home.
09-20-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 957
Posted By bmclaughlin807

'Skill level' must also include situational...

'Skill level' must also include situational awareness, understanding of weather conditions and how that affects you and others, etc.

I will say that I've never once had a close call while hauling...
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