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Posted By allan6344

I sort of like watching his videos. His language...

I sort of like watching his videos. His language degrades the impression of his engineering skills but I think they will have a hard time proving he is not technically correct.
Forum: Commuting
10-05-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,434
Posted By allan6344

I no longer commute but I had a 36 mile R/T...

I no longer commute but I had a 36 mile R/T commute that I rode off and on for about ten years. The last three years of working I used an e-bike. It was the same overall effort but it cut the travel...
10-04-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,699
Posted By allan6344

We had a evening group ride (slow social pace)...

We had a evening group ride (slow social pace) going from Perkins lane past the Lake Forest Park fire station and left on to the Burke Gilman trail. As I approached the mall stop sign by the station...
06-13-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By allan6344

A good local shop is important for an e-bike. ...

A good local shop is important for an e-bike. The standard bicycle parts you can maintain yourself but anything with motor, battery and controls will probably require a shop visit.
11-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By allan6344

Try www.mouser.com (https://www.mouser.com/)....

Try www.mouser.com (https://www.mouser.com/). They had the Rosenberger connector for my Specialized Turbo (a link to the specific connector was posted on another site). You might need to look for a...
11-01-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By allan6344

The factory PAS ebikes will cut off the power the...

The factory PAS ebikes will cut off the power the speed limit. I have a Class III 28 mph Specialized Turbo S that I used for a long commute. If I am pedaling on the flats and reach the control 28...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,310
Posted By allan6344

I was confident my saddle height was good too and...

I was confident my saddle height was good too and it was something else causing my sore back. I had a bike fit by a physical therapist and the first thing she noticed was the seat was way too high.
...
12-24-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,021
Posted By allan6344

The Flying Wheels ride in June is a great way to...

The Flying Wheels ride in June is a great way to see how the training is going. The Longview bridge and Highway 30 in Oregon is the worst part of the ride. Bring dollar bills to support the other...
12-24-18, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By allan6344

This is the Wash DOT web link for the weekend...

This is the Wash DOT web link for the weekend events:

https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/news/2018/11/01/wsdot-announces-weekend-celebration-say-hello-new-tunnel-goodbye-old-viaduct

Pedestrians and...
08-14-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By allan6344

You don't have to be a member to go on the Free...

You don't have to be a member to go on the Free Group Rides. The rides are posted on their web page with a description and link to ridewithgps for the route. Pick an appropriate pace and give it a...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-18, 06:51 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,738
Posted By allan6344

Seems like most, if not all of the suggestions...

Seems like most, if not all of the suggestions for rules are coming from people who have never ridden and used an e-bike. It's a little like drivers who think bicycles should be on the sidewalk. I...
03-12-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 949
Posted By allan6344

Tensive Conductive Adhesive Gel on the pads...

Tensive Conductive Adhesive Gel on the pads before you put it on will reduce the errors. I've been using it with HR straps for a couple of years and have had steady readings since.
10-29-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By allan6344

Even at $80, the senior lifetime pass is a pretty...

Even at $80, the senior lifetime pass is a pretty good deal. It also works as a forest pass.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,843
Posted By allan6344

I use a Swift Industries Hinterland Ozette...

I use a Swift Industries Hinterland Ozette Randonneur Bag with a front rack and Berthoud decleur on my commuter. I keep all of my standard commuting stuff in that bag including tools, tubes and...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,754
Posted By allan6344

I would not necessarily assume you could average...

I would not necessarily assume you could average 24 MPH over the distance with stop signs, stop lights and hills with an ebike. Your moving speed will be higher but the stops can add up. I tend...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,754
Posted By allan6344

I have a 18-20 mile commute each way. I used to...

I have a 18-20 mile commute each way. I used to do it on my road bike but I was starting to take too much time to recover and wasn't motivated to ride on weekends. I started driving part way to a...
09-08-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 27,930
Posted By allan6344

I've been using it for about a week and so far am...

I've been using it for about a week and so far am happy with the upgrade from a 1000.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,823
Posted By allan6344

If I catch up to somebody when I'm on the e-bike...

If I catch up to somebody when I'm on the e-bike commute and they look like they're really putting in the Strava effort, I don't pass.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,024
Posted By allan6344

I think it's probably a right hook. The turn...

I think it's probably a right hook. The turn signal doesn't give right-away and the driver should have looked. You don't know if the truck just passed in the 10 seconds before the posted video so I...
06-12-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,393
Posted By allan6344

FYI -Ghost pedaling doesn't fool anybody, except...

FYI -Ghost pedaling doesn't fool anybody, except the person doing it.
06-07-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,092
Posted By allan6344

I would visit the local e-bike specialty shops...

I would visit the local e-bike specialty shops and talk to them and try a few bikes. I live in Seattle where we have several e-bike specialty shops. I like Electric and Folding bikes in Ballard. I...
06-05-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By allan6344

Search ridewithgps.com for rides around Lk...

Search ridewithgps.com for rides around Lk Washington a road ride or the Sammamish River Trail and Burke Gillman trail for flat. Lots of rides on the eastside to choose from. Long flat road riding...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,501
Posted By allan6344

I use the RadarScope app for near term and day of...

I use the RadarScope app for near term and day of ride weather and Accuweather app for the daily and weekly forecasts. Radarscope lets see you where the rain clouds are right now and what is coming....
04-27-17, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,115
Posted By allan6344

Ebike for the commute. Road bike for the weekend...

Ebike for the commute. Road bike for the weekend rides. When I was just commuting on the road bike I was not motivated to ride on the weekends.
04-27-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,660
Posted By allan6344

Coros Linx helmet

Coros Linx helmet
03-31-17, 01:52 PM
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Views: 1,742
Posted By allan6344

I don't think the WA state law for school buses...

I don't think the WA state law for school buses has any allowance for the bus driver to wave you through and it is a stout ticket. You can either switch to the sidewalk (virtual pedestrian) or get...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,099
Posted By allan6344

On one of our MUP's due to a discontinuity, the...

On one of our MUP's due to a discontinuity, the easiest way southbound is ride sidewalk against the traffic for about 1/8th mile. It's the most dangerous part of the commute. The turning drivers do...
02-15-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,400
Posted By allan6344

I like how at 2:30 two vehicles behind it cut it...

I like how at 2:30 two vehicles behind it cut it off trying to go around the parked truck. It's probably the only car on the road that "follows the rules". Full stops, signals etc.
02-10-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,150
Posted By allan6344

I use and like the Bike-eye frame mounted...

I use and like the Bike-eye frame mounted mirrors. I've never been able to get used to the helmet mounted mirrors.
02-07-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,381
Posted By allan6344

I typically charge at work with a 20 mile each...

I typically charge at work with a 20 mile each way commute, but having an extra charger at work also allows for the days when you depart from home with a partial charge and don't notice until you are...
02-01-17, 01:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,864
Posted By allan6344

I prefer a torque sensor. I don't have any use...

I prefer a torque sensor. I don't have any use for a throttle. I want a bicycle with a little help for the commute. Someday I may change to the other view but hopefully that is a few years away.
01-26-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,169
Posted By allan6344

It wasn't quite a zombie thread (yet) but when...

It wasn't quite a zombie thread (yet) but when searching for Gates or Rohloff, the forum is full of quotes from people who have never owned one, seen one, or ridden one but have stayed at a Holiday...
01-25-17, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,169
Posted By allan6344

I would not agree with chains being "much more...

I would not agree with chains being "much more efficient" at 3 watts for a chain vs 4 watts for a belt in relation to an e-bike discussion. I don't think it would count as a statistically...
01-13-17, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,597
Posted By allan6344

I have a Specilized Turbo with a hub motor. The...

I have a Specilized Turbo with a hub motor. The primary drag without the motor is the 50 lb weight of the bike. Since it's assumed you will have some assist the gearing is not as comprehensive as...
12-16-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,973
Posted By allan6344

I agree it makes the internal "I'm to tired to...

I agree it makes the internal "I'm to tired to ride to work today" argument harder to win. I burn about 1/3 less calories on the commute but save almost an hour a day. I make it it up by taking the...
12-06-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,169
Posted By allan6344

I have a Rohloff with CDX Gates on my Winter...

I have a Rohloff with CDX Gates on my Winter (brand) custom road bike commuter. I'm still happy with the choice of a Gates CDX belt over a chain. Eric Estlund the builder, had to get the frame...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,942
Posted By allan6344

I have to agree with cyccommute...

I have to agree with cyccommute (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/cyccommute-21724.html). I live on a through street with such a T intersection at one end. The only car to ever to yield the right...
12-05-16, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By allan6344

I usually make sure there isn't another strap or...

I usually make sure there isn't another strap or sensor within range when I try to pair with a new strap (or wrap the old one in tin foil while you're pairing).
Forum: Commuting
12-01-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,325
Posted By allan6344

I haven't been to Copenhagen for a few years, but...

I haven't been to Copenhagen for a few years, but my impression was that for a lot of people it is more convenient, faster and much less expensive to bicycle within the city rather than take a car...
11-18-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By allan6344

My commute is 20 miles and it takes about 95-100...

My commute is 20 miles and it takes about 95-100 minutes on a road bike and 60 minutes on a pedal assist e-bike. The e-bike in effect changes the 20 mile commute into a 10 mile commute. I've used...
11-17-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By allan6344

A rider collected the data using power meter...

A rider collected the data using power meter pedals on his road bike and ebike to compare the effort on his commute:

Riding an Electric Bike is NOT Cheating. Here?s the Data to Prove It [VIDEO] |...
10-31-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By allan6344

A good resource: Friends of the John Wayne...

A good resource:

Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail - Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail (http://friendsofjohnwaynepioneertrail.org)

The near loss of the Vantage to Idaho section has...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,137
Posted By allan6344

I too am a fan of dynamo lights (front and back),...

I too am a fan of dynamo lights (front and back), 24/7, 365. I never never worry about the batteries. In winter, I add a Vis360 helmet light for areas with a lot of driveways or cross streets for...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,638
Posted By allan6344

I have a Rohloff with a belt drive. I have not...

I have a Rohloff with a belt drive. I have not needed any maintenance on the belt yet but it's only been two years. Single speed chains require a lot less maintenance than a derailleur chain but...
10-20-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 749
Posted By allan6344

I was getting a lot of dropouts and errors with...

I was getting a lot of dropouts and errors with chest straps (Garmin and Suunto) until I started using this conductive adhesive found on Amazon - "Tensive Conductive Adhesive Gel - Parker...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,240
Posted By allan6344

It depends how much time the commute takes or how...

It depends how much time the commute takes or how far. Why spend two hours a day on a crap bike?
10-19-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By allan6344

In my area of the NW we don't get snow very often...

In my area of the NW we don't get snow very often but we can get morning black ice conditions for about a two month period if the weather conditions are right. I tried the Continental Top Contact...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,433
Posted By allan6344

I've have been looking for that video. I could...

I've have been looking for that video. I could not remember where I had seen it.

When I have a close call, I usually try to review what I've could have done to avoid the encounter whether or...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,903
Posted By allan6344

Fenders are a must in sunny Seattle. Keeps you...

Fenders are a must in sunny Seattle. Keeps you drier and bicycle cleaner. While we have big rainstorms (like the next couple of days) most of the time it's the water left on the road from constant...
10-08-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,024
Posted By allan6344

Test riding is important. I was looking at a...

Test riding is important. I was looking at a Haibike and a Felt but decided to test ride a Turbo for comparison even though it was not in any way on my list. I ended up with the Turbo because I...
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