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07-16-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,504
Posted By ArtM

I think an additional issue with the trail beside...

I think an additional issue with the trail beside 7100 (FFX Cty Pkwy) is that it isn't continuous. It stops and starts at major intersections, so doesn't really go from / to anywhere. Otherwise, I...
03-25-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By ArtM

I had mine repaired last August and took a slow...

I had mine repaired last August and took a slow ride one week after. Was riding to work in 10 days. My surgeon indicated no real difference in laproscopy or incision (I had a 1.5 inch incision).
02-03-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,566
Posted By ArtM

I never walk when riding with my son - can't let...

I never walk when riding with my son - can't let that future Marine think he can best his old man :). Other times, walking is fine (just don't tell him that).
Forum: Commuting
02-01-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,478
Posted By ArtM

I did well in January, but had to drive today. ...

I did well in January, but had to drive today. Very hard to drive - I forget what roads to take.

Also, why isn't the OP from Annandale, VA??
01-27-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,184
Posted By ArtM

Planning 2 organized centuries in 2012 - first in...

Planning 2 organized centuries in 2012 - first in central PA over some mountains expect to take about 9 hours. Other probably the Seagull - 6.5 hours?

May have to do some "training centuries"...
Forum: Northeast
01-18-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By ArtM

I drive Evergreen Mills often - and don't...

I drive Evergreen Mills often - and don't consider it suitable for biking. 2 lanes, little to no shoulder, and 55 mph traffic that gets fairly heavy during rush hour. My wife doesn't even like to...
01-17-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By ArtM

I'm replying to this more for me than for you -...

I'm replying to this more for me than for you - cause I need to actually do the things I'm saying.

Eating and drinking with friends isn't bad - it's WHAT you are eating and drinking. Order water...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By ArtM

Wow - you have 8 lights that you put on / take...

Wow - you have 8 lights that you put on / take off your bike when you ride at night? I have one light of value that I remove and take with me - everything else stays on the bike. (then again, I...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 549
Posted By ArtM

I'll motion for cars to wait, but am reluctant to...

I'll motion for cars to wait, but am reluctant to "wave them through" due to potential liabilities. If I've stopped my motion telling them to wait, they need to determine on their own if it is safe...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,626
Posted By ArtM

90 days this year, would really love to...

90 days this year, would really love to dramatically increase that in 2012. 1,800 miles. Saved $630 on parking, and lost about 25 lbs. somewhere.
Forum: Commuting
12-20-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,300
Posted By ArtM

I saw a rider with several rubberbands up the...

I saw a rider with several rubberbands up the leg. The funny thing was, she was wearing white sweatpants. Made her look like the Michelin Man...
12-20-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By ArtM

Actually, the best way for me to determine the...

Actually, the best way for me to determine the year is to find my original receipt - '86 sounds about right. I'm not overly concerned about the year, I just want to be able to get it in riding...
12-20-11, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,044
Posted By ArtM

I have a mid-80's Nuovo Sport that is the same...

I have a mid-80's Nuovo Sport that is the same paint scheme as the OP's. Timeframe - it was the first model year with index shifting. It is triple butted, also has the rust on the top tube. I'm...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By ArtM

A few inches of snow can ruin the W&OD until it...

A few inches of snow can ruin the W&OD until it gets warm enough to melt. Freeze / thaw after runners have made tracks turn it into a bumpy ice that is extremely difficult to navigate.

There are...
Forum: Foo
12-05-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,320
Posted By ArtM

Wow - what a topic. I have a very close friend...

Wow - what a topic. I have a very close friend that has been struggling with problems (psychosis, mania, etc.) for the past 3 1/2 years, and been hospitalized about 8 times. Currently taking...
11-30-11, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By ArtM

I had a hernia repaired on a Friday this Summer. ...

I had a hernia repaired on a Friday this Summer. I was back to work on Tuesday, back on the bike for an "easy" ride by the next Saturday (8 days after surgery). Didn't take very many of the pain...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,977
Posted By ArtM

I carry my clothes each day and layer them into...

I carry my clothes each day and layer them into one "package" which keeps my dress slacks wrinkle-free in a backpack.

Layers:
1. Towel folded in fourths
2. Dress slacks from hanger (one fold)...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-11, 07:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,863
Posted By ArtM

Check the Electronics, Lighting & Gadgets...

Check the Electronics, Lighting & Gadgets subforum for more opinions than you can handle.

Redundancy is good. Most riders I see (myself included) have two lights in the back. I have one on the...
11-07-11, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 715
Posted By ArtM

Motivation for me is directly tied to my goals. ...

Motivation for me is directly tied to my goals. My main goal is to live a healthy life and be able to play with my kids and ultimately grandkids. "Health" for me is defined by how I feel - such as,...
11-01-11, 10:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,441
Posted By ArtM

I have been happy using a MiNewt 350 for several...

I have been happy using a MiNewt 350 for several months on my morning commute. It has the USB charger, and several brightness settings. I'll run it on low to not "blind" joggers if there are good...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,641
Posted By ArtM

When I commuted 18 miles it took me 65 to 70...

When I commuted 18 miles it took me 65 to 70 minutes to bike vs. 45 minutes to drive. So, at most it was an added 30 minutes each way. The additional morning time didn't detract from family time...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,589
Posted By ArtM

Really enjoyed the ride in this morning. ...

Really enjoyed the ride in this morning. Wonderful weather, and ended up riding in a group of five for several miles. Just imagine the thoughts of the packs of joggers -thinking they can avoid the...
09-26-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By ArtM

Include some violence, religion, and politics...

Include some violence, religion, and politics otherwise nobody will read it :).

Seriously, assuming this is a "human interest" story, write about the people on the ride (not necessarily...
09-22-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,941
Posted By ArtM

I agree that more awareness that a mirror can...

I agree that more awareness that a mirror can provide is valuable.

Is there any value-add in terms of communication with car drivers when the cyclist does the head swivel? Does it help drivers...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-11, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,589
Posted By ArtM

Fell this morning. Almost hit a runner at a...

Fell this morning. Almost hit a runner at a traffic light, then scraped the edge of a speed bump that made me wobble - but got through those two obstacles unscathed. Got to the office, showed my ID...
09-14-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By ArtM

In Virginia: "It shall be unlawful for any person...

In Virginia: "It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle, bicycle, electric personal assistive mobility device, electric power-assisted bicycle, or moped on the highways in the...
09-14-11, 05:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,242
Posted By ArtM

What is the best level of government to fund...

What is the best level of government to fund bicycling and walking infrastructure? Is it a federal level responsibility, or should it be state or local?
09-13-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By ArtM

What type of help are you looking for? Recommend...

What type of help are you looking for? Recommend you wait for the cars to be reasonably out of the way, then cross. If you have to wait a long time, wait, its not worth it to try anything else.
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09-13-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,983
Posted By ArtM

Thread size seems to be relevant to me in...

Thread size seems to be relevant to me in conjunction with the topic. The better comments seem to happen in the first few pages of comments. Any thread over 5 pages has likely degenerated. Any...
Forum: Foo
09-13-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 366
Posted By ArtM

:) My understanding is spelling wasn't...

:) My understanding is spelling wasn't standardized until the early 1900's (Teddy Roosevelt was a proponent of standardizing spelling.) So, he may have survived much better prior to then. Its only...
09-13-11, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,272
Posted By ArtM

Tumbling works. I "know" how to fall, but am not...

Tumbling works. I "know" how to fall, but am not sure I would do it when the time comes. My father in law was taught how to fall at a young age and recently tripped over something, rolled, and...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,589
Posted By ArtM

Didn't ride last week due to the rain (I know -...

Didn't ride last week due to the rain (I know - I'm not a real commuter [see Raleigh's video]). Half way in, I'm thinking that most of the runners I've passed are wearing black or dark clothes, and...
Forum: Foo
09-07-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 631
Posted By ArtM

I remember $.25 gas. Typewriters. Cut and paste...

I remember $.25 gas. Typewriters. Cut and paste involved scissors and tape.

My Dad used to ride his bike from town to town during WWII to visit the young ladies (when he couldn't get gas due to...
09-06-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,794
Posted By ArtM

I "practice" medicine when I review my child's...

I "practice" medicine when I review my child's symptoms and treat with OTC solutions, but am not, nor do I advocate being a doctor. I "practice" accounting when I do my taxes and balance my...
09-01-11, 05:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 707
Posted By ArtM

I had to check twice to make sure that article...

I had to check twice to make sure that article wasn't written in The Onion. "Story" from the neighbor - the kid said Hi to me a couple days ago. Sheriff - Uhh, we're not sure what happened. Sad...
08-31-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,022
Posted By ArtM

I often ride on the same MUP as the OP and...

I often ride on the same MUP as the OP and perceive current practice is evenly split between bells and voices (for those that actually announce their presence). I currently say "passing" to avoid...
08-31-11, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By ArtM

Workmates were jealous that I had ridden to work...

Workmates were jealous that I had ridden to work that day - Metro slowed to 15 mph. I recommended Bikeshare to several people to get home, though none took me up on it.

Saw four teenagers riding...
08-29-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,424
Posted By ArtM

I'll easily do 30 miles without food (either...

I'll easily do 30 miles without food (either before or during), but always have water available. I rarely drink during my 10 mile commute, but drink plenty either before or after. If going more...
08-25-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,457
Posted By ArtM

According to my buddies Merriam and Webster, a...

According to my buddies Merriam and Webster, a "ride" is "an act of riding; especially : a trip on horseback or by vehicle." So, a "ride" is a "trip". Or maybe its a new ride/trip when my cycle...
08-18-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By ArtM

I used to carry powder drink mix in plastic 35mm...

I used to carry powder drink mix in plastic 35mm film canisters. One scoop per canister.
08-16-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By ArtM

Sit and spin - but its so much fun when I can...

Sit and spin - but its so much fun when I can "dance in the pedals" like a TdF mountain top finish.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,705
Posted By ArtM

Interestingly, Google maps cycling option...

Interestingly, Google maps cycling option recommends G st. west of the railroad, then using 2nd St. NE up to K street. Overall, avoiding H st. I'd recommend seeing how parked cars, etc. are on G...
08-15-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,973
Posted By ArtM

Unfortunately, losing a license doesn't always...

Unfortunately, losing a license doesn't always equate to not driving. Some continue to drive, just illegally.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
Posted By ArtM

I carry a sock that contains the 3 allen wrenches...

I carry a sock that contains the 3 allen wrenches that are needed for my bike, tire levers (although I never use them), a folding plier / screwdriver tool, a chain tool, and a small swiss army knife...
08-12-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,491
Posted By ArtM

Again - back to the linked report, it was four...

Again - back to the linked report, it was four bridges with weekday numbers. "The reported numbers reflect an average of weekday bicycle trips on the bridges, which for the Hawthorne, Burnside,...
08-12-11, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,491
Posted By ArtM

Actually, the report states there are "an average...

Actually, the report states there are "an average of approximately 17,580 daily weekday bicycle trips across the Willamette River". If one assumes that many of them are commuters crossing the river...
08-09-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,111
Posted By ArtM

Cab drivers - oops, you said "law-abiding and...

Cab drivers - oops, you said "law-abiding and reasonable".
Forum: Commuting
08-08-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,589
Posted By ArtM

Road was closed this morning at my office. I was...

Road was closed this morning at my office. I was able to use the sidewalk to the office and am likely the only one of my coworkers parked in the parking garage today.
08-07-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,441
Posted By ArtM

Very tempting to me. I grew up riding those...

Very tempting to me. I grew up riding those roads, although there are a lot more houses there since the 70's. It looks like it goes by my cousin's farm. Very nice country.
08-05-11, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 539
Posted By ArtM

Appears that you already have a goal - 17% body...

Appears that you already have a goal - 17% body fat. Ignore the weight if this is your goal and go for it.

My weight objective is to have a sixpack regardless of what the scale says :) .
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