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08-12-09, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By Big M

Me too. I was looking for a story about some...

Me too.
I was looking for a story about some newsworthy legislation being proposed somewhere, but I guess this is just some random rant.
08-07-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,108
Posted By Big M

Along those lines, two months ago I saw a mom...

Along those lines, two months ago I saw a mom take her two daughters onto the rubber running track at the local high school. I had just finished my sprints and was getting into my car when I saw...
08-05-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big M

That unique case is the example you're going to...

That unique case is the example you're going to provide for how "it can be done?"
Any bikes on a typical freeway rush hour are putting themselves in great danger.
08-05-09, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By Big M

My feelings exactly. If it is restricted access,...

My feelings exactly. If it is restricted access, and illegal, bikes have no business on the freeway.
And for all the talk of cars being unsafe and lawless, it would be downright hypocritical (ie,...
07-31-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Big M

Why must everything be bikes vs. "cagers"...

Why must everything be bikes vs. "cagers" :rolleyes:

The person taking the pic was a guy BIKING to work.
The guy biking to work was the one who "let him be."

There is no "cager" in this story....
07-31-09, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,354
Posted By Big M

I had one on my old bike. I stopped riding that...

I had one on my old bike. I stopped riding that bike for a few months, and then took it out for a ride when I decided to sell it. In testing out all the gears, I ended up sending the RD into the...
07-31-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,373
Posted By Big M

It's not nearly that easy to disturb the front...

It's not nearly that easy to disturb the front wheel. (atleast not on any bike I've ever ridden).

It might seem like your front wheel and handle bars are just waiting for the slightest...
07-30-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,376
Posted By Big M

What's the difference between a porcupine, a BMW,...

What's the difference between a porcupine, a BMW, and a roadie? :lol:

Seriously, I think it would be fine going through the trunk with the seats folded down, but just going in the back seat will...
07-29-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,483
Posted By Big M

Try another shop. It looks to me like you have an...

Try another shop. It looks to me like you have an 8spd, which really limits your options. Most new parts are made for 9 and 10 speeds nowadays.

Instead of getting hit for $250, I'd ebay an older 8...
07-29-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Big M

In that case, it's good for you that you were...

In that case, it's good for you that you were caught off guard and were too far away to try something. Black_Box is 100% right. I'm 200lbs and pretty confident walking down the street, and I wouldn't...
07-28-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Big M

"Before I had realized what happened, I called...

"Before I had realized what happened, I called 911."

:rolleyes: More like, "I didn't feel like getting into a street fight or stabbed or shot over someone else's bike, so I did the smarter thing...
07-24-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,108
Posted By Big M

I agree. If someone doesn't know the terminology,...

I agree. If someone doesn't know the terminology, they might hear "on your left," get confused and move "to their left." I just slow down, give a wide berth, and say " 'scuse me" as I pass. I usually...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Big M

Edit, Google answered my question for me. The...

Edit, Google answered my question for me. The answer appears to be no.
I can't imagine why not. If there are any thoughts of closing the path, they should look to installing guardrails instead.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By Big M

I forget...isn't there a guardrail along the...

I forget...isn't there a guardrail along the highway separating it from the path? I want to say yes, but can't say for sure.
07-22-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,108
Posted By Big M

Florence. By Smith College. x19 off of I-95. ...

Florence. By Smith College.
x19 off of I-95.

Before they put up a fence around the property, they had bears in the back yard at night a few times. Bear sightings aren't exactly everyday...
07-22-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,108
Posted By Big M

Nice! Bears are why I refuse to bring my bike...

Nice!
Bears are why I refuse to bring my bike up to Massachusetts to ride with my cousins. Up there, we see bears crossing the road in suburbia. I really do not want to run into one on a...
07-22-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,108
Posted By Big M

Dogs off the leash. I love dogs. But they...

Dogs off the leash.

I love dogs. But they keep ****ing with me on my bike.
07-22-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Big M

I heard this statistic a while ago, and then...

I heard this statistic a while ago, and then discovered that it's not even newsworthy; bikes have long outsold cars.

But what I've never seen info on (nor bothered to research) is what kind of...
07-22-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By Big M

Other than cycling anywhere from 20 to 100 miles...

Other than cycling anywhere from 20 to 100 miles a week, I also lift weights routinely. I try to keep it simple. My initial goal was to build size, as I'd gotten a bit scrawny over the years and...
07-21-09, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,484
Posted By Big M

Hobbies come and go. For all the glorification of...

Hobbies come and go. For all the glorification of the people who are compulsive extremists with what they do, most of us are just hobbyists. We do it when it's fun; we stop doing it when we're tired...
07-21-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Big M

In many places, they are not allowed to pull you...

In many places, they are not allowed to pull you over just for tint. Same way they can't pull you over for a seatbelt. They must have a primary reason to pull you over; tint and seatbelts just get...
07-20-09, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By Big M

Update...still haven't gotten a chance to go...

Update...still haven't gotten a chance to go offroad.
But in other news, I had a blowout on Saturday. The tube burst to shreds, so it wasn't a puncture. I filled it to max (~70psi) on Thursday, when...
07-17-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By Big M

Hot.

Hot.
07-16-09, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Big M

$5 safety glasses at Walmart or Home Depot. ...

$5 safety glasses at Walmart or Home Depot.
Very comfortable, light enough that you'll forget about them, and great visibility. Problem is they sometimes fog up if you get a sweat going and stop...
07-15-09, 10:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By Big M

I didn't mean "shenanigans" as a negative. I...

I didn't mean "shenanigans" as a negative. I meant it as having fun.
And I wasn't talking about you, so don't make it sound like I was. I wasn't accusing anyone of anything.
I expressly said that...
07-15-09, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By Big M

Oh relax :rolleyes: What am I prejudging?...

Oh relax :rolleyes:

What am I prejudging? It's a fact that accidents happen at highway speeds. In those situations, I'd prefer a "big metal box" over a motorcycle.

Safety nannies bicker and...
07-15-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By Big M

-"55mph" on a motorcycle -Riding a bike at 5mph...

-"55mph" on a motorcycle
-Riding a bike at 5mph through a crosswalk at a red light with no cars coming.

Which would you say is more dangerous?

Irony is a stretch.
Forum: Northeast
07-15-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Big M

I see it, thanks. :thumb: Where I live, it...

I see it, thanks. :thumb:

Where I live, it might make sense to get to Sunrise highway via Oak St., or "Old Sunrise Highway" around where it meets up with Carmen Hill Rd...right around the...
07-15-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,736
Posted By Big M

I like a big metal box around me when I go that...

I like a big metal box around me when I go that fast, thank you very much. Besides, my convertible Miata is as airy and refreshing as I need any motor vehicle to be.

My favorite two things about...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-09, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Big M

So I did the ride on Saturday. According to...

So I did the ride on Saturday. According to Google Maps, it's something like a 12 mile ride 1-way from my house to Jones. Not so bad. The best part was not paying for parking.

And there were...
07-15-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,795
Posted By Big M

Oh, I forgot...about a month ago, I bought myself...

Oh, I forgot...about a month ago, I bought myself a pair of Michelin Cyclocross Jets. Not the best reviews, but they were on sale, and I wanted new tires. They are 700x30, but come out way wider than...
07-14-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By Big M

It's under one hell of a clearcoat. Even pros get...

It's under one hell of a clearcoat. Even pros get agitated with the amount of work involved in stripping the decals/paint.
07-14-09, 12:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,037
Posted By Big M

You might fool the petty thieves who don't know...

You might fool the petty thieves who don't know any better. But the guys you really have to worry about are the types who look at your drivetrain. And they're savvy enough not to be fooled by any...
07-14-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,795
Posted By Big M

I got a birthday coming up, so on my list I put...

I got a birthday coming up, so on my list I put EXACTLY what I want from EXACTLY which shops.
The friends and fam better get it frickin' right this time. :notamused:

If all goes well, I'm finally...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Big M

That makes sense. So it looks like they're just...

That makes sense. So it looks like they're just passing through the neighborhood to get around the 135 interchange. That explanation is so obvious that I'm embarrassed that I had to ask.

Thanks,...
07-07-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By Big M

Biking on a twisty highway with no shoulder is...

Biking on a twisty highway with no shoulder is something reserved for the type of cyclist who is so steadfast in his 'share the road' philosophy that he's willing to be a martyr for the cause.
...
07-07-09, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By Big M

I got the Michelin Cyclocross Jets in 700x30...

I got the Michelin Cyclocross Jets in 700x30 (which ends up being way wider once mounted...more like 34c or 35c). Coming from the stock Kenda Kwick's, I wanted smoother rolling resistance without...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Big M

Cool FYI. Thanks! I was going to ride my...

Cool FYI. Thanks!

I was going to ride my bike to Jones via Wantagh from Copiague on the 4th of July weekend, but was out of town. Might try this weekend. Pack up the beach blanket and make a day...
Forum: Northeast
07-07-09, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Big M

Manetto Hill Roadies...what's the story?

I work off of Sunnyside Blvd. My commute when I drive takes me from the Northern State exit on Manetto Hill Rd to Sunnyside. In that short stretch, I often see a few roadies (sometimes alone,...
07-06-09, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,751
Posted By Big M

Is this it? ...

Is this it?
http://www.joebikeler.com/store/product/redline_r_510/

I would guess that most of the problem is how heavy it is and how huge the tires are (700 x 55?)
The gearing looks fine to me...
07-06-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 588
Posted By Big M

I tried this when I was a noob and the shop sold...

I tried this when I was a noob and the shop sold me a hybrid that was two sizes too small for me. A 10 minute test ride didn't really show me how much my back and shoulders would hurt after 20 miles.
06-26-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,584
Posted By Big M

You mind cutting/pasting the text?

You mind cutting/pasting the text?
06-23-09, 01:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,182
Posted By Big M

Ever seen a hot pursuit bike chase? Roadies are...

Ever seen a hot pursuit bike chase? Roadies are way too delicate...unless it's a long empty stretch of unbroken pavement, they're too wimpy to get away. :lol:

But seriously, I think a cyclocross...
06-22-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 946
Posted By Big M

:roflmao2: Seriously? :roflmao2:

:roflmao2:

Seriously?

:roflmao2:
06-18-09, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,503
Posted By Big M

If I liked the local Jamis dealer, and if I saw...

If I liked the local Jamis dealer, and if I saw one in person and it fit me well, I may have gotten one.

As it played out, I considered one back in November, but they were out of '08s and I...
06-17-09, 01:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,645
Posted By Big M

I would get the Fuji because the LBS will be a...

I would get the Fuji because the LBS will be a big help, since it's your first bike.

But be careful. For my first bike, a shop sold me something too small which was on clearance. Then, shopping...
06-16-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,951
Posted By Big M

Agreed. I don't do any technical mountain biking,...

Agreed. I don't do any technical mountain biking, so there's no reason to get a mtb. The CX bike can handle it.

It's more of an "I want one!" kind of thing with the mountain bike. It would be nice...
06-16-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,951
Posted By Big M

I regret it. I want a cross country mtb, but...

I regret it.

I want a cross country mtb, but I can't justify it - My cyclocross handles any of the trails, singletrack and fireroads I can find..
I also want a road bike, but I can't justify...
06-15-09, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,194
Posted By Big M

Yeah, whenever I find someone unworthy of my...

Yeah, whenever I find someone unworthy of my company traveling the same route as I am, I turn off at the next side street. Screw my intended route.
06-12-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By Big M

I bet he would have done a tuck & roll even with...

I bet he would have done a tuck & roll even with a helmet.
And his career would still have been ruined.

It's a shame, but this is probably the worst anecdotal evidence advocating bike helmets...
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