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05-12-10, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 657
Posted By LCI_Brian

I guess I've never understood that logic. If the...

I guess I've never understood that logic. If the risk is at an acceptable level when riding alone, why does it become unacceptable when pulling a passenger in a trailer? (Note that I'm not talking...
Forum: Touring
03-07-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By LCI_Brian

Oh, yes, I'm aware of that - that's part of the...

Oh, yes, I'm aware of that - that's part of the draw, though, believe it or not! :)


Hmmm, not a bad idea. Only problem is that the train arrives at 6 AM (5 AM after the time change) so there...
Forum: Touring
03-05-10, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By LCI_Brian

Amtrak - Dealing with Limited Luggage Stops

The Southwest Chief Amtrak passes through Los Angeles ("A"), a point in between ("B"), and Flagstaff ("C"). I would like to leave a car at "B", take the train to "C", and then ride back to "B". The...
01-30-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By LCI_Brian

In general I would shy away from staying in most...

In general I would shy away from staying in most of San Bernardino, but the part by Hospitality Lane (near I-215/I-10) is OK, there's some chain hotels there.

Actually, I was thinking that stage...
01-30-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 318
Posted By LCI_Brian

Upgrading Nightsun Team with MR-16 LEDs

My Nightsun Team is currently collecting dust. Just recently at Fry's Electronics I saw a MR-16 housing with LEDs and reflectors. Has anyone had experience changing out the halogen lights on the...
01-19-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By LCI_Brian

Southwest has one of the cheapest fees for taking...

Southwest has one of the cheapest fees for taking a bike on the plane (about $40 when I last checked), so that may not be a bad option. When I cycled from SF to Orange County, I rented a car one way...
12-15-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 605
Posted By LCI_Brian

What the OP said about motorists crossing bike...

What the OP said about motorists crossing bike lane stripes makes sense between intersections, such as long stretches like Santiago Canyon Road. But at intersections, I WANT motorists to cross the...
11-17-09, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By LCI_Brian

True, we don't know from the article whether the...

True, we don't know from the article whether the motorist drifted into the shoulder or if the bicyclist suddenly pulled in front of him. But the fact that the Jeep rolled several times strongly...
11-17-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By LCI_Brian

This statement attributed the OCFA representative...

This statement attributed the OCFA representative "(the bicyclist) got a free lesson on why you should wear a helmet," is so insulting on many levels. Of course, I wear a helmet all the time, and...
10-26-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,741
Posted By LCI_Brian

Unlike roadway and sidewalk operation, state law...

Unlike roadway and sidewalk operation, state law is silent on path operation. So I'm sorry to say that unless there is an applicable city or county ordinance establishing rules (only ones I've seen...
10-19-09, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By LCI_Brian

Bike Fit in OC

Any recommendations? Actually, I do know of one place, but they tend to fit on the aggressive side, I'm looking for a fit more suited for touring, century riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By LCI_Brian

Discomfort, Um, Up Front

Lately when riding, I haven't been able to get the, um, you-know-what, comfortable in the shorts. No matter what position it's in, I've been getting rubbing at the tip, leading to a burning...
10-02-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By LCI_Brian

OC LBS with Saddle "Library"

I'm looking for a new saddle, would like to go to a LBS that has a collection in various shapes and sizes so I can try before I buy, any ideas?
09-03-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 965
Posted By LCI_Brian

I have word that the signs may come down - please...

I have word that the signs may come down - please let me know if they do.
08-31-09, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 45,968
Posted By LCI_Brian

Yes, I agree that "risk" needs to consider both...

Yes, I agree that "risk" needs to consider both likelihood and severity. But the challenge is that any given car/bike collision mode (such as a right hook) can have a wide variety of severities...
08-26-09, 05:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,149
Posted By LCI_Brian

+1 to urbanknight's technique of being a further...

+1 to urbanknight's technique of being a further out in the lane on two lane roads, but moving over to the right when safe to do so. The other thing is that when there's an oncoming car in the other...
08-26-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By LCI_Brian

This is the fire near Azusa ...

This is the fire near Azusa

http://www.inciweb.org/incident/1852/
08-26-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By LCI_Brian

The 7 acre fire just east of Wrightwood mentioned...

The 7 acre fire just east of Wrightwood mentioned in the Daily Press article is out. However, there is mention of smoke from a fire near Azusa.
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08-25-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,664
Posted By LCI_Brian

Any update?

Any update?
08-16-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By LCI_Brian

CVC 21960 is irrelevant here, as Highway 39 is...

CVC 21960 is irrelevant here, as Highway 39 is neither a freeway nor expressway. But bicyclists cannot be prohibited from any other non-freeway/expressway road, if that road is open to vehicle...
08-09-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 290
Posted By LCI_Brian

Looking for ONE Round Roof Rack Crossbar

I can use a single long round (Yakima) roof rack crossbar, if you have one lying around, let me know.
07-16-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,170
Posted By LCI_Brian

Bummer, won't be able to do the ride, nor able to...

Bummer, won't be able to do the ride, nor able to stash water.
07-10-09, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By LCI_Brian

Other than the Warner/Park Ave ramp in the...

Other than the Warner/Park Ave ramp in the middle, how is that section any different than from the 65 mph roads with bike lanes/shoulders (such as Irvine Blvd) that are generally considered "good"...
07-10-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By LCI_Brian

BTW, the frontage road next to the freeway-like...

BTW, the frontage road next to the freeway-like section doesn't go all the way through.
07-10-09, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,140
Posted By LCI_Brian

I second Cleave's recommendation, but if you want...

I second Cleave's recommendation, but if you want to avoid the Marketplace and the freeway-like section, even better than taking Culver would be to take the Peters Canyon trail under I-5, then use...
06-18-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By LCI_Brian

If you're crossing I-5, there's freeway ramps to...

If you're crossing I-5, there's freeway ramps to deal with on Alton but not on Barranca.
06-15-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By LCI_Brian

The legality of riding in a crosswalk in...

The legality of riding in a crosswalk in California is ambiguous, it could be argued either way. The only area where I've seen a police department take a strong position against it is in Berkeley,...
06-11-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By LCI_Brian

Tonight's meeting went well. The county is...

Tonight's meeting went well. The county is looking at a temporary bridge at Coal Canyon to get cyclists over to a temporary path on the north side of the river through the golf course, maintaining...
06-04-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By LCI_Brian

There is a "working meeting" next week to which...

There is a "working meeting" next week to which cycling club/advocacy leaders have been invited. I have been invited to the meeting, so if anyone has some input feel free to pass along to me. The...
06-04-09, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By LCI_Brian

Never met him, but we did correspond a few times...

Never met him, but we did correspond a few times regarding rides out in the High Desert area - sad news...
05-27-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By LCI_Brian

I rode from Wrightwood to Dawson Saddle last...

I rode from Wrightwood to Dawson Saddle last Saturday, and traffic seemed on par with or slightly lighter than a normal summer weekend.
05-26-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By LCI_Brian

BTW, there's now fresh blacktop from Wrightwood...

BTW, there's now fresh blacktop from Wrightwood all the way to the new bridge!
05-20-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By LCI_Brian

Also, if anyone can think of any the various...

Also, if anyone can think of any the various cross-country ride groups (such as RAAM, America by Bike) that use this section please let me know.
05-18-09, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By LCI_Brian

They just finished the bridge on the Angeles...

They just finished the bridge on the Angeles Crest for the same amount. Makes you wonder if they got a really good deal there, or if the contractor for the bike path across the lake made out big.
05-18-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,358
Posted By LCI_Brian

To clarify, this bridge lets you get between RB...

To clarify, this bridge lets you get between RB and Escondido without the need to use the I-15 shoulder as in the past, correct? If so, there's no excuse for a non-paved crushed limestone approach...
05-16-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By LCI_Brian

It's not until October, but I'll keep everyone...

It's not until October, but I'll keep everyone posted.
05-16-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By LCI_Brian

SART Commuters Corona to/from Yorba Linda?

Any commuters or other cyclists who use the Santa Ana River Trail to travel between Corona and Yorba Linda? There is a proposal to do an extended closure of the trail between Gypsum Canyon and Green...
05-16-09, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By LCI_Brian

When I did it quite a few years back, there was...

When I did it quite a few years back, there was one shoulderless bridge. But it was short enough that I could look back and wait for a big gap in traffic before crossing the bridge.

There was one...
05-04-09, 11:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,952
Posted By LCI_Brian

I can't blame the OP for being PO'ed. He asked a...

I can't blame the OP for being PO'ed. He asked a question, someone replied suggesting he DIY, he politely responded that he had his reasons for not wanting to DIY, and he still got suggestions to...
05-04-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,952
Posted By LCI_Brian

Good points, but in my case... 1. I usually...

Good points, but in my case...

1. I usually drive to/from the shop as part of other errands, so no additional time spent there.
2. I have a couple of bikes, so I can deal without one for a couple...
05-03-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,952
Posted By LCI_Brian

+1 to that recommendation. Regarding the...

+1 to that recommendation.

Regarding the "do it yourself" comments - I know how to do and have the tools to do most bike repairs myself, but since I have a busy work and family life, sometimes...
05-02-09, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 775
Posted By LCI_Brian

On the uphill or downhill?

On the uphill or downhill?
05-01-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

Gunslinger's got some good points. Since when do...

Gunslinger's got some good points. Since when do cops go out of their way to give a bicyclist a ticket for having a flashing front light?
04-30-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

It makes it hard when the laws are written based...

It makes it hard when the laws are written based on the technology at the time, rather than to a technology-neutral performance standard. For example, technically you're in violation of the law if...
04-29-09, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By LCI_Brian

Have only done 79 from Sunrise Highway (south of...

Have only done 79 from Sunrise Highway (south of Julian) to Warner Springs as part of this ride (http://www.sandiegohostels.org/bike.shtml). I recall no shoulder, but no traffic either, could have...
04-29-09, 06:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

But that's the gray area. CVC 21201 (d)(1) says...

But that's the gray area. CVC 21201 (d)(1) says the light has to be visible from 300 feet away. The flashing LED surely meets that requirement. CVC 21201 (d)(1) also says that the light has to...
04-29-09, 03:20 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

BTW, the purpose of the "emitting light while in...

BTW, the purpose of the "emitting light while in motion" clause was to allow lights powered by sidewall generators, which only work when the bike is moving.
04-29-09, 08:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

Unless a city has decided to implement lower fees...

Unless a city has decided to implement lower fees for bicycle violations (not many have), the fines for violations on a bicycle are the same as that for a car - so it may not be a "small" fee! :-)
04-28-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,178
Posted By LCI_Brian

Another option is a written "trial by...

Another option is a written "trial by declaration". If you lose that you can still go to court. Take a look at the Nolo Press "Fight Your Ticket" book.
04-28-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,006
Posted By LCI_Brian

Group members only, can't see it...

Group members only, can't see it...
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