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Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10,511
Views: 220,315
Posted By rando

WHO HAS SUMMONED ME FROM MY SLUMBER? :eek: Oh,...

WHO HAS SUMMONED ME FROM MY SLUMBER? :eek: Oh, it's you. Hi Rjones. The answer you seek is twofiold: Yes, I am a real member, and Yes, I am just some rando. :commute:
03-17-13, 09:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,206
Posted By rando

even if it is three years old, it was new to me...

even if it is three years old, it was new to me and I'm sure will be new to others. always interesting to me to see what people come up with for facilities for cyclists. here's another video of ...
03-16-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,206
Posted By rando

separated Bike lane in Vancouver

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkg9szoJ2Tc
02-13-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,135
Posted By rando

do what you feel is safest. sounds good to me. ...

do what you feel is safest. sounds good to me. I do the same.
02-11-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

There are known knowns. These are things we know...

There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are...
01-31-13, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

That's a reasonable explanation. for me, it's...

That's a reasonable explanation. for me, it's not a good thing, or a necessary thing. what I try to tell people is, wear a helmet if you want, but it's really not necessary for a commuting...
01-20-13, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

I can't live this lie any longer! I am the...

I can't live this lie any longer! I am the Rydabent sock puppet! :cry:
01-20-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

Correct!! :thumb:

Correct!! :thumb:
01-09-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

:eek: Incorrect! Wasn't even close to saying...

:eek: Incorrect! Wasn't even close to saying that. all those activities have a pretty low risk level for accidents. if you wear helmets for one, you might as well wear helmets for all of them,...
01-09-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,850
Posted By rando

cyclist in the video is what I would call a...

cyclist in the video is what I would call a cycling asshat. nice coat, though.
01-09-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

not saying it's bad or difficult. saying it's...

not saying it's bad or difficult. saying it's the unnecessary solution to a problem that isn't there. and the helmet for walking or driving is to try and bring home the point, which you seem to...
12-30-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

yes!

yes!
12-29-12, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

"Don't knock ************; it's sex with someone...

"Don't knock ************; it's sex with someone I love." - Woody Allen :thumb:
12-25-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

look, done correctly, riding a bike is a safe...

look, done correctly, riding a bike is a safe activity. you have no more need for a helmet while doing it than you do walking or jogging.
12-25-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

this is correct.

this is correct.
12-19-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

:thumb:

:thumb:
11-12-12, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

very well said!

very well said!
10-27-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,153
Posted By rando

No matter what the "problems" may be, people are...

No matter what the "problems" may be, people are going to figure out how to use such a facility to their best advantage. No facility is going to be perfect for everyone. I like that they are trying...
10-14-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By rando

Skye is correct! you really don't need a helmet...

Skye is correct! you really don't need a helmet for everyday riding. but if you just have to have one, there are all kinds of companies wanting to sell you one, for outrageous prices!
09-20-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,163
Posted By rando

politics and religion.

politics and religion.
09-07-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

Yes, except that the Helmet really doesn't...

Yes, except that the Helmet really doesn't protect your brain that much. The helmet hardly does anything, as a matter of fact. they test them by dropping them from about 6 feet above the ground on...
08-30-12, 07:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,025
Posted By rando

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,409
Posted By rando

yep. find another route.

yep. find another route.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,255
Posted By rando

Avoid areas and situations in which you feel you...

Avoid areas and situations in which you feel you are not safe. that will take care of most of it.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,409
Posted By rando

Find another route! please.

Find another route! please.
08-23-12, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

This.

This.
08-18-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

Skye is correct.

Skye is correct.
08-16-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

invisible helmet

http://www.wimp.com/invisiblehelmet/
08-14-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,380
Posted By rando

were you riding against the flow of adjacent auto...

were you riding against the flow of adjacent auto traffic? that can be dangerous because people are looking left for oncoming traffic, not to the right for bikes coming at them. it's also illegal...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,165
Posted By rando

what globie said. here are a few of my mistakes ...

what globie said. here are a few of my mistakes
1. route choice--for me the most direct way wasn't the best. too much traffic, too much tension.
2. started with knobbies on Mtn bike-- not horrible...
08-06-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,692
Posted By rando

one problem is, with a brakeless fixed gear, if...

one problem is, with a brakeless fixed gear, if you have a problem stopping in time for whatever reason, it's not just YOUR problem. it's a problem for whoever's in front of you, behind you, trying...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-12, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,268
Posted By rando

sounds like 'roid rage to me.... There are a lot...

sounds like 'roid rage to me.... There are a lot of unstable people out there, and almost all of them drive. I know it seems silly, but it's best not to even make eye contact with them or their car,...
07-11-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,373
Posted By rando

in different parts of the US, cities are...

in different parts of the US, cities are different, sidewalks are different, conditions are different, and grandma is actually on the bus and the little kids with training wheels rarely venture out...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By rando

Comparison of Cycling in 3 world cities

http://thecityfix.com/blog/cycling-in-three-world-cities-how-do-they-compare/

http://thecityfix.com/blog/cycling-in-three-world-cities-how-do-they-compare/

A comparative analysis of bicycling...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-12, 08:31 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,752
Posted By rando

when I used to keep track, it was somewhere...

when I used to keep track, it was somewhere around 12-13 mph. now I no longer care! :roflmao2:
07-01-12, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,373
Posted By rando

that you do not understand the utility of riding...

that you do not understand the utility of riding on a sidewalk where appropriate speaks volumes about your mind. open it up, you'll have more fun.
07-01-12, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

What's pathetic is your trollerific insistance...

What's pathetic is your trollerific insistance that there IS an anti-helmet cult, and all the related "beliefs" this non-existent cult supposedly has, all of which you have totally misrepresented and...
06-27-12, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

very good. this is correct.

very good. this is correct.
06-23-12, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

most people who took the POLL are helmet-wearers....

most people who took the POLL are helmet-wearers. I don't know that you can extrapolate anything else from that...
05-10-12, 07:31 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 7,113
Posted By rando

the correct answer is: No.

the correct answer is: No.
05-01-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 460,118
Posted By rando

I fell while riding the other day and bruised a...

I fell while riding the other day and bruised a rib. if only I'd had a helmet on.... oh, wait.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By rando

gaping maw.

gaping maw.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,523
Posted By rando

now.

now.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By rando

looks pretty good, some slicks and a rack and...

looks pretty good, some slicks and a rack and you're ready to go. but you could ride it as is. Have fun!
Forum: Commuting
04-24-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 20,462
Posted By rando

new wheel. shiny.

new wheel. shiny.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,468
Posted By rando

I definitely think a stealth rat would improve...

I definitely think a stealth rat would improve your chances of having your bike ignored.
04-14-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,373
Posted By rando

when sidewalks are clear and next to an arterial,...

when sidewalks are clear and next to an arterial, I will use them if it makes sense. it's legal here to, as long as you're going the directiion of adjoining traffic. still, I am extra carefull...
04-14-12, 07:45 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,160
Posted By rando

This. if they can hear the bell, they don't know...

This. if they can hear the bell, they don't know what to do about it. some go left, some go right, some just stare or stand still. if you can, best to slide by them slowly. :eek:
Forum: Commuting
02-02-12, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,924
Posted By rando

mine is too long as it is! takes me 40 minutes. ...

mine is too long as it is! takes me 40 minutes. if I could get it down to 20-30 that would be perfect (for me).
01-29-12, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,883
Posted By rando

ignore and ride on!

ignore and ride on!
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