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07-01-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,660
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels,...

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels, the combination of weight and aerodynamics means it coasts down really slowly. I can be cruising at ~22 mph and if I see a red light ahead, I'll...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's why I plan to get one or two young and...

That's why I plan to get one or two young and hand raise them. They are really tame and friendly if they are hand raised. :)

But yes, otherwise, they are one of the meaner birds out there.
06-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,647
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once....

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once. I was going downhill, about 40 mph, and I think he just didn't realize how fast I was closing on him.
06-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,837
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing...

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing (although they almost all will tend to fog up glasses), but not all facemasks are created equally. There are even some specifically designed to make it...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We won't keep these three. Don't get me...

We won't keep these three.

Don't get me wrong, I'm gonna cry when we take them back for adoption, that's a foregone conclusion. ;)

But we just bought a house, and there's too much for a kitten...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Fostering cats and kittens.

We lost our baby, Pixel, at the end of February, and I'm honestly still pretty heartbroken about it. So Mrs. WT aren't quite ready to adopt another kitten or cat quite yet. And we just bought a house...
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,401
Posted By Notso_fastLane

First time on the track in about 5 years. I...

First time on the track in about 5 years.

I was on my street bike, so I was taking it pretty easy (at least compared to the guys on their dedicated track bikes).
...
06-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,661
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Your first assumption is false. Radar/lidar has...

Your first assumption is false. Radar/lidar has been capable of compensating for being in a moving vehicle for over a decade (more like 2 decades now). For you leadfoots out there, there are a lot of...
06-02-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Having lived all over the US, there are...

Having lived all over the US, there are definitely advantages to living in places with decent bike infrastructure.
"if you build it they will come" is maybe true, it's difficult to separate cause...
06-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Clearly, you aren't from AZ. ;)

Clearly, you aren't from AZ. ;)
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 808
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just bought a house that's on almost 3/4 of an...

I just bought a house that's on almost 3/4 of an acre. I'm getting a cordless electric with about an hour run time. So I won't be able to do the whole thing at once.

But I'm also getting a...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,737
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Good question. Great, now I need to dig out...

Good question.

Great, now I need to dig out my books on royalty and titles. :p
Forum: Foo
05-19-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,920
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Retractable spikes. Easy peasy. ;)

Retractable spikes. Easy peasy. ;)
05-19-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,378
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Jerk. . . . . . . . . .

Jerk.
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05-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,501
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Waiting for the thread "so I passed this guy and...

Waiting for the thread "so I passed this guy and then just kept slowing to see what he'd do"..... ;)
05-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,041
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I like the Bicycle Evolution jersey. I need to...

I like the Bicycle Evolution jersey. I need to order one soon.

https://store.bicycle-evolution.com/bicycle-evolution-jersey-men.html?cat=13
05-07-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,799
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Let's put this to the test. Go outside, face...

Let's put this to the test.

Go outside, face a good solid wall. Run about half speed into the wall without using your arms or hands to stop yourself. If you really want to put your money where...
05-05-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The one thing I dislike about my velomobile. The...

The one thing I dislike about my velomobile. The CF body acts like a giant acoustic chamber, and I hear every little thing in there. Every bump is loud (even with full suspension). It's like a big...
05-04-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,236
Posted By Notso_fastLane

MUP users, like drivers, are good 95% of the...

MUP users, like drivers, are good 95% of the time. It's the 5% that make one want to go postal, though. ;)

Yesterday, that was a family of 5, stopped (with their bikes), spread across the whole...
04-23-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,376
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Not on my bicycles (recumbent), and it wouldn't...

Not on my bicycles (recumbent), and it wouldn't make any sense to even try in my velomobile, because, well, I'm inside it and the only thing visible is my head anyway.

My motorcycle, on the other...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 797
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be...

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be exact, with over 20 years of experience...in the aircraft industry. I own a recumbent bike that I've had since 2011, and a Strada (CF) that I have had...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,272
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a...

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a local bent rider in Seattle that did the Seattle - Portland round trip in one day! Most rider take 2, or even 3 days to do that ride. He rode a fully...
04-06-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 84,708
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Man, if I still lived in AZ, I'd bike down to...

Man, if I still lived in AZ, I'd bike down to Tombstone for this one!
04-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The classic right hook. Yes, it is illegal in...

The classic right hook. Yes, it is illegal in most states. Some states might not have it in writing, but it should be.
04-06-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,302
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Did 58 miles yesterday, almost all on the Legacy...

Did 58 miles yesterday, almost all on the Legacy trail. I took the velo, since the weather this time of year is highly....variable... and the velo has a much wider comfort range for both wind and...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have been working from home for going on a...

I have been working from home for going on a month now. I only took a few days off because I was waiting for parts to ride the velo, and it was too cold for the 2 wheel bent.

I just 'ride home' in...
03-25-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Notso_fastLane

A more appropriate, and constructive, question to...

A more appropriate, and constructive, question to ask is: Did I do something that caused that cyclist to be upset, and could I have done something differently?

Sometimes, the answer is no,...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The nice thing about commuting is that in the...

The nice thing about commuting is that in the afternoon, you're already on your bike. You don't have to go straight home. ;)

My commute is 5 miles. I rarely (not even 1/week) go straight home. My...
03-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Overhand? ;) ...

Overhand? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP6oV26SV8k
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,166
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association...

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association 2014 Lightweight Early GP.

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03-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,434
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Combination of the injustice system and 'only'...

Combination of the injustice system and 'only' killing a bike rider. I don't have much hope for justice. :(
03-13-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,221
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is why proper gear is important. It need not...

This is why proper gear is important. It need not be expensive, but it needs to be appropriate. I lived and commuted in Seattle for 3 years. There were very few days I didn't ride my bike to work,...
03-11-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,984
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I guess you're all right, it's not always 'rage',...

I guess you're all right, it's not always 'rage', but yesterday's ride was. I even did a little primal scream therapy going up the good hills.... :D

I have to be much more careful about it on my...
03-10-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,007
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Punished? This isn't punishment. That mentality...

Punished? This isn't punishment. That mentality is a big part of the problem. The only thing that should work while a phone is moving is the navigation app.
03-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 8,171
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's not the same. Flat Attack is made from...

It's not the same. Flat Attack is made from recycled cardboard, and it dries quickly and seals holes better. The guys at the recumbent shop sell both, but they pretty much steer people away from...
Forum: Foo
03-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Guinness! It's not just for breakfast anymore. ;)...

Guinness! It's not just for breakfast anymore. ;)


What?!?!
03-06-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,303
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Whole host of 'em: ...

Whole host of 'em:

https://cycliq.com/videos/animal-encounters-2/?v=7516fd43adaa
03-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,308
Posted By Notso_fastLane

A shocking outcome. And by shocking, I of...

A shocking outcome.

And by shocking, I of course mean, the only sensible one and what most everyone here predicted.

What's not mentioned in that press release is the ridiculous over reaction by...
03-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,303
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Where, behind the rabbit? ;) Amusingly,...

Where, behind the rabbit? ;)

Amusingly, when I ride my velomobile, dogs (even the larger ones) tend to shy away and seem to be afraid of it. When I'm on my recumbent bike, they want to chase,...
03-02-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,907
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Hey, I only make 20 watts! Every little bit...

Hey, I only make 20 watts! Every little bit counts. ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,663
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Some days, I wonder why I'm riding and not...

Some days, I wonder why I'm riding and not driving.

However, since I work on a military base, and the wait to get through the gate is ~40 mins, I remember why I ride as I'm passing by all those...
02-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,606
Posted By Notso_fastLane

TBF, bike racks are rare enough most riders...

TBF, bike racks are rare enough most riders probably don't know how to use one. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,606
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Is this against the rules? Actual airplane...

Is this against the rules? Actual airplane cockpit....inverted, of course. :D


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1194x678/inverted_492ffb4ecec791d0fd75bd4ef69c0b1eb4bca7be.jpg
02-21-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,412
Posted By Notso_fastLane

So far, the coldest I've ridden in is ~10F, and...

So far, the coldest I've ridden in is ~10F, and that's in a velo, where I have good protection from the wind. In my defense, I'm an AZ boy at heart, and have no problem on long rides in 110-115F...
02-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,236
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The most famous (or not) of all!! ...

The most famous (or not) of all!!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikaandersen/2012/03/23/true-fact-the-lack-of-pirates-is-causing-global-warming/#12bbb6033a67
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 28,047
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Understand that the weight thing is a non-issue...

Understand that the weight thing is a non-issue for probably 99.9% of bike purchases. Even relatively dedicated riders that are buying a good bike for fun and/or commuting aren't going to care. Only...
02-19-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,302
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Wihtout a fan blowing on him to simulate wind...

Wihtout a fan blowing on him to simulate wind chill, he's only getting half the experience.

The side of beef in the corner is a nice touch though! ;)
02-19-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you're used to the wind, you probably won't...

If you're used to the wind, you probably won't have any problems them.

Just remember, the drivers in Wichita are some of the worst in the world.
Forum: Foo
02-19-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,445
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I got a map holder I can wear on my forearm, or...

I got a map holder I can wear on my forearm, or my thigh, whichever is most convenient. It works on my arm for biking (it's made for motorcycles). If you want a paper map, it's nice to have on your...
02-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It looks great on paper. :) Actually, if...

It looks great on paper. :)

Actually, if you're just riding for fun, the trail is pretty nice, with a couple of caveats (I lived there for 8 years, and rode it quite frequently in the summer).
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