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08-30-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By Number400

I have used a motorcycle dash cam for a few...

I have used a motorcycle dash cam for a few years. I power it with a USB battery pack. It worked perfectly for me and is super simple to use. The odd thing is that I pulled it off over the winter...
07-31-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,461
Posted By Number400

It's too easy for a young rider to get out ahead...

It's too easy for a young rider to get out ahead of a walking parent. Our rail trail has gates and/or poles to negotiate which helps to slow trail riders down a little. Sad story.
07-06-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,750
Posted By Number400

The root of the problem is that some people don't...

The root of the problem is that some people don't care to even take a second to assess traffic situations that are potentially dangerous.
Here is guy blinking his lights and letting me turn first....
07-06-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,872
Posted By Number400

Crossing the fog line is an offense. At most, I...

Crossing the fog line is an offense. At most, I would do everything I could to find the driver and show the video. Forget that road, the speed differential is way too much. It's like playing Russian...
06-14-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,518
Posted By Number400

Yup, been there. You have a second or two to...

Yup, been there. You have a second or two to process if this is really happening and then wham. One thing I took away from my experience is to keep your strong leg clipped in and the pedal at TDC so...
06-13-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,033
Posted By Number400

What was the answer from an old post about wheel...

What was the answer from an old post about wheel sucking? Dial it up to 400w and " drope the hamer " !
06-07-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 944
Posted By Number400

I would sit down with him and go over what was...

I would sit down with him and go over what was happening at the time. Did he have both hands on the bars? Did he touch his brakes at all? Did he overlap the wheel in front of him? Etc...get to the...
05-18-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By Number400

Driver reactions seem to have improved for us on...

Driver reactions seem to have improved for us on our tandem when my Wife started wearing a safety vest. I would hope that when a passing motorist sees that we are concerned for our safety, coupled...
05-14-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,929
Posted By Number400

I am having better luck being seen by people...

I am having better luck being seen by people pulling out of side streets with my headlight on steady, not blinking. I am not sure if they think I am on a motorcycle or it if it is just easier to...
05-09-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,224
Posted By Number400

All the heat, sweat and strap rubbing. The funny...

All the heat, sweat and strap rubbing. The funny looks all the time! TOTALLY WORTH IT for the few seconds that it is there when put into crash service. I have destroyed several motorcycle helmets...
05-07-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By Number400

The driver is lucky that it was not another truck...

The driver is lucky that it was not another truck coming the other way. I don't know about this case but on a straight piece of road it is often hard to see well enough around a semi to confidently...
04-27-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,252
Posted By Number400

Yes, during a race. I was doing a fabulous job...

Yes, during a race. I was doing a fabulous job avoiding a crashed rider who was sliding sideways in front of me on his back. I was braking hard but very controlled and angling to avoid him. The...
04-27-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By Number400

If you are still struggling, mount one side of...

If you are still struggling, mount one side of the bead and get it to the center of the rim. The tube should be in the tire and empty at this point or have just enough air to have basic shape, no...
03-28-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By Number400

Update on rider: Cyclist seriously injured in...

Update on rider: Cyclist seriously injured in hit-run back on a bike | ABC27 (http://abc27.com/2018/03/28/cyclist-seriously-injured-in-hit-and-run-now-back-on-a-bike/)

We will see you out on...
02-08-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,461
Posted By Number400

Unless you are really good with your shoe on the...

Unless you are really good with your shoe on the tire, you are not going to stop. Best bet is at the first sign that something is not quite right with your brakes, you quickly plot your course and/or...
01-31-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,293
Posted By Number400

F%&K, the most obvious reaction should be "Wow, I...

F%&K, the most obvious reaction should be "Wow, I am so glad I did not kill another human being despite driving around f*&ked up AND getting caught trying to cover up evidence of the collision." She...
01-31-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,156
Posted By Number400

I see mostly bad habits tossed from car windows....

I see mostly bad habits tossed from car windows. Cigarette packs and empty beer cans are the most common around here.

Then there are the dog poop baggers that leave their payload behind on the...
01-24-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By Number400

We have hit several squirrels on our tandem and I...

We have hit several squirrels on our tandem and I finally decided that they always double back and now I pivot slightly in the direction they are currently running.
11-08-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By Number400

From experience, when driving or cycling, I never...

From experience, when driving or cycling, I never plan to put myself into a space that that I expect to be empty by the time I get there (like timing to ride right behind a person crossing the...
Replies: 2
Views: 6,065
Posted By Number400

Any experiences with ordering/shipping from CICLI MATTIO to the States?

Prices on the trainer model I am after are $200 less than anyone else. Feedback on the site is reasonable. Has anyone here ordered from them? Was it worth the wait and any hassles?

Thanks!
09-21-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,798
Posted By Number400

Get your on bike food sorted. Make sure you eat...

Get your on bike food sorted. Make sure you eat enough but not too much. Mile 50 will probably be your wall. Stay happy and eat/ride through it and it will pass.

Stop and stretch, don't let your...
09-18-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,843
Posted By Number400

I am not sure that there is a nuclear option but...

I am not sure that there is a nuclear option but a company that claims it is cyclists serving cyclists should be calling their shipper (FedEx in this case), and asking why an appropriately packed...
08-15-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,823
Posted By Number400

I agree, he was spending more focus and energy...

I agree, he was spending more focus and energy mad at the possibility of someone potentially impeding his progress rather than to slow and take any action of avoidance. Wait, that sounds just like...
07-27-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 27,611
Posted By Number400

It does not matter who or what is in the road or...

It does not matter who or what is in the road or for what reason. This person hit someone directly in front of them on a clear and bright day and there is just no excuse. Throw the book at this...
07-26-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,638
Posted By Number400

Hit and run in South Central PA

I was waiting for more information to post and just found an updated story: Bicyclists describe hit-and-run; police investigating as intentional...
06-02-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Number400

When I first met my Wife, she used to pass...

When I first met my Wife, she used to pass cyclists immediately and with rapid acceleration. I asked her why and she thought about it for a moment and said she was scared to be near them at all...
06-01-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Number400

Kdenlive has a defish. It's actually the first...

Kdenlive has a defish. It's actually the first time I have tried it. In this case, I just used the light poles as guides. Once they were straight, the fisheye effect was gone. There are some good...
06-01-17, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By Number400

There was a cop when I needed one. Sort of.

Tandem ride with my Wife.

This is someone who drives kids around in a passenger van on a campus full of children. Kudos to the Security team as they were sympathetic and went to have a chat with...
04-14-17, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By Number400

I replaced my quill stem on my 93 GT with a Cane...

I replaced my quill stem on my 93 GT with a Cane Creek 40 headset, but I was replacing the fork. You could inexpensively find a shorter stem on the cheap. Nashbar ATB Comfort Quill Stem...
04-06-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,766
Posted By Number400

All I ask is that during the driving part of the...

All I ask is that during the driving part of the test, there be a depiction of a person riding a bike on the course. If the driver passes too closely, they get an instant fail. The test should be...
03-30-17, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,121
Posted By Number400

Nice one! I have only experienced one right...

Nice one!
I have only experienced one right hook and it was during a 40k TT. I had borrowed an aero helmet and my visibility was a little different than I was used to and a car passed me and then...
03-23-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,417
Posted By Number400

I mounted my bench vise on an old skate board,...

I mounted my bench vise on an old skate board, rolled it over to the bike, stuck a socket over the other side and twisted away. Took just a minute to line it all up and they popped right out in great...
03-14-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,838
Posted By Number400

I support people who choose to drink and NOT...

I support people who choose to drink and NOT DRIVE. If you are going to use a substance that impairs judgement, you should make all transportation plans before you begin drinking. Sure there are...
03-10-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,132
Posted By Number400

Yup, that's the one. It's held up well. Just be...

Yup, that's the one. It's held up well. Just be careful that you don't let it spill after cleaning, especially after the can is half empty. The used lube does evaporates in between uses.
03-08-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,132
Posted By Number400

Chains can be pretty knackered and keep on going...

Chains can be pretty knackered and keep on going but either way whether contaminates are forced out with pressure on the bike, or the chain removed from the bike, crap can get back in quickly so it's...
03-06-17, 01:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,132
Posted By Number400

I use the chain cleaning tool that came with a...

I use the chain cleaning tool that came with a can of white lightning de-greaser. I removed the de-greaser can and clamped it to a can of Tri-Flo. I spray and spin for 4-5 seconds with it clamped...
02-14-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,052
Posted By Number400

I agree with the mirror crowd. If you use a...

I agree with the mirror crowd. If you use a mirror, no one is going to surprise you with a honk because you saw them coming and can see their trajectory in advance of your meeting point. I have a...
01-10-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By Number400

As stated above, just try a more robust tubular....

As stated above, just try a more robust tubular. I use Continental Gatorskin black chili mumbo whatever and they are lasting a long time. I put 1k PA winter (cinders, salt, stones) miles on them and...
01-06-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By Number400

At my Wife's request, I put a stem extender...

At my Wife's request, I put a stem extender (https://www.amazon.com/Weanas-Bicycle-Alloy-Riser-117mm/dp/B00J22OIR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1483733677&sr=8-1&keywords=weanas+stem+extender) AND an...
12-29-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,552
Posted By Number400

As mentioned above, a 3' length of the correct...

As mentioned above, a 3' length of the correct diameter PVC and then go outside, flip it upside down and bang it hard on the sidewalk until it seats. No problems, don't be afraid. Doing it this way...
12-12-16, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,423
Posted By Number400

Yes, but this was not a race and not even a tight...

Yes, but this was not a race and not even a tight group. And when you are using the road as your personal race course, things that apply in a race like protection from hooking bars and weighting the...
12-12-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,423
Posted By Number400

I'm with FB on this one. Fun, but too fast for...

I'm with FB on this one. Fun, but too fast for conditions. The 3rd rider was barely ready for the corner anyway and his split second decision to go left is usually a poor choice. If the driver...
12-12-16, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Number400

Yes, so a person driving and doing two or more...

Yes, so a person driving and doing two or more things that they should not be doing while behind the wheel in the first place and someone with a history of doing the same. Hopefully her child will...
11-04-16, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Number400

Morning Ninja

My morning ninja. He will be in better shape after the time change here this weekend.
https://youtu.be/eaxTiVMa3GU

Side reflectors really do work when lit but this guy was otherwise very hard to...
11-03-16, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By Number400

I did this on my old GT. I did not want to shave...

I did this on my old GT. I did not want to shave off the u-brake bosses so I got a Nashbar long reach caliper for the 700c conversion and mounted inside the triangle. I flipped the pads and it worked...
10-31-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,972
Posted By Number400

I watched this video and my 1st mount was a...

I watched this video and my 1st mount was a breeze. It took a little more muscle to get them on but then again, I don't have arms like that guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DLSG2WT0mc

EDIT:...
10-18-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,614
Posted By Number400

I would ignore this one: Confusion, frustration...

I would ignore this one: Confusion, frustration growing over new bike lane in Roland Park | Maryland News - WBAL Home...
10-13-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By Number400

Here is some CRV action:...

Here is some CRV action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=JgL601cnJpo
09-29-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,814
Posted By Number400

A jackass can drive anything, if only we had them...

A jackass can drive anything, if only we had them limited to one or two brands!
09-16-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,378
Posted By Number400

I guess my first question is was the frame...

I guess my first question is was the frame damaged from an impact or from use/fatigue? It the crack structural or mainly cosmetic? Do you care if it looks good after the repair? Notice the kits are...
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