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Forum: Foo
11-25-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Some people went looking through Google Earth,...

Some people went looking through Google Earth, and discovered that it was installed some time between 8/2015 and 8/2016.
11-25-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't do studs, but 1) around here, it's rarely...

I don't do studs, but 1) around here, it's rarely icy, just slush/snow that is quickly plowed, and 2) I have 3 wheels under me so I can slide safely. :D

I used to just skip riding for a couple...
11-18-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,578
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have horns on all my bikes (mostly commuter),...

I have horns on all my bikes (mostly commuter), so if I get honked at, I usually honk back. I do my best to do the same duration as the initial honk. So I'm just returning whatever their intent was....
Forum: Foo
11-16-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Notso_fastLane

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbE8E1ez97M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbE8E1ez97M
11-13-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,578
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you can access it, point your phone at them....

If you can access it, point your phone at them. If you can actually get it recording, do so, and try to get the license plate in the video.

In this case, video is better so you can submit it to...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've tried a few, although nothing in the $80+...

I've tried a few, although nothing in the $80+ range. My Novara tights that I only wear when it's below freezing (especially since I commute in the velomobile when it's cold now) are a little loose,...
11-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's more common than you might think, but...

It's more common than you might think, but certainly a tiny fraction of actual riding that gets recorded. There are a fair number of videos on the Cycliq site that state that charges were later filed...
11-12-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 111,063
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't even have to pull the bike out of the...

I don't even have to pull the bike out of the garage for this one. ;)
11-09-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,617
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You should get some Cat Ears (they work way...

You should get some Cat Ears (they work way better that I expected they might). :)

https://www.cat-ears.com/
11-09-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Notso_fastLane

AGreed. I'm not blaming the cyclist. I am saying,...

AGreed. I'm not blaming the cyclist. I am saying, though, that one has to be aware of the average driver, and just how bad they are. :(
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,935
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I throw everything in the back of my velomobile....

I throw everything in the back of my velomobile. :D
11-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Something bicyclists need to keep in mind in...

Something bicyclists need to keep in mind in situations where there is a lot of traffic and you are moving along the rightside where you may catch up.

Drivers have a very short memory. They passed...
11-05-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,617
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In my case, both. I spend less time driving...

In my case, both.

I spend less time driving my 4 wheel vehicle by far than I spend on my 2 wheel (and 3 wheel) vehicles. :D
11-04-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Oh, I get that. I'm extra alert for bikes and...

Oh, I get that. I'm extra alert for bikes and motorcycles, but some times, the IQ challenged still manage to almost make me hit them....

However, even if the cyclist was at fault, this driver got...
11-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr....

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr. appointment at 9am, it was 17F (-8C) when I left. It had been in the 40 the days before, so I wasn't really prepared and was chilly the whole way.
11-04-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,318
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Anybody here live in the area? Know if there are...

Anybody here live in the area? Know if there are any updates? The original story hasn't been updated. :(
Forum: Commuting
11-02-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,547
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My recumbent road bike has front and rear...

My recumbent road bike has front and rear suspension. After riding a similar bike without suspension a couple times, I don't know if I would want one without. On a bent, I can't stand to avoid the...
11-02-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Not oncoming, but this is the sort of idiocy that...

Not oncoming, but this is the sort of idiocy that is out there. I saw another one almost identical to this (also on Cycliq's site). It apparently is a thing....
...
Forum: Recumbent
11-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm the cold wimp in my family (my wife doesn't...

I'm the cold wimp in my family (my wife doesn't ride), but I make myself ride all year, because I can't stand indoor trainers.

Also, I got a velomobile so it's much better than being in the...
10-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Also. Wuss. ;)

Also.

Wuss. ;)
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Bundle up and keep riding outside. :D You...

Bundle up and keep riding outside. :D

You got three wheels. ;)
10-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 928
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Where do you live and how cold does it get? How...

Where do you live and how cold does it get? How much rain/snow?

My preference, before I got the velo, was for barr mitts that I put on around the time the temps hit ~40F, and didn't take off until...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,714
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There have been a handful (in over 20 years)...

There have been a handful (in over 20 years) where I think the mirror saved me from being hit at least to the point of being sideswiped. It is very rare though. It depends on the situation, traffic,...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is a good qualification. One on the front...

This is a good qualification. One on the front not such a great idea, but on the back, it's not a problem.
10-29-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Some of that was instant karma. Luckily, it...

Some of that was instant karma. Luckily, it didn't take them long to apprehend the driver as well.
10-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Notso_fastLane

With milder temps, it's better, IME, to focus...

With milder temps, it's better, IME, to focus more on staying dry, and you will naturally stay warm. That does mean covering as much skin as possible when the temps dip into the 50s if there's a...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,474
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think this depends on the brand and/or seller....

I think this depends on the brand and/or seller. I bought mine separately, but that was back in the 90s. They do last a long time.


I regularly used just one. Didn't notice a change in balance at...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,850
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I do notice that I'm 3-5 mph slower when the...

I do notice that I'm 3-5 mph slower when the temps get below 40F. :(
10-28-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I recently had something similar with a presta...

I recently had something similar with a presta valve.

Tire went flat, couldn't find a leak, so I just replaced it. Being an engineer, I wanted to find the source of the leak, though, so it wasn't...
10-28-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,006
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In NE? You might want to get a velomobile. ;)

In NE? You might want to get a velomobile. ;)
Forum: Recumbent
10-27-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Are there any bike shops near you that carry, or...

Are there any bike shops near you that carry, or better yet, specialize in recumbents? If not, there may be someone around who will let you try theirs.

You might try adjusting your wife's trike to...
10-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,108
Posted By Notso_fastLane

They can't even see my feet in the velomobile. :D

They can't even see my feet in the velomobile. :D
10-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I had been leery about spending a lot on shoes...

I had been leery about spending a lot on shoes that I wasn't sure would work for me or not, but I got a great deal on 'scuffed' (honestly, I looked for the supposed defect and couldn't find it) Fizik...
10-21-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,499
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you look at all the close pass videos on...

If you look at all the close pass videos on Upride (cycliq's web site), then it's definitely an issue. Good reason to always record.

Whether or not it's a problem for you, only you can decide. I'd...
10-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,108
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Thanks, this got me to look up UT's code: So...

Thanks, this got me to look up UT's code:

So I guess if I'm ever stopped and asked for identification, the first question I will ask is what crime I am suspected of committing. If they say 'none',...
Forum: Foo
10-20-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,211
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This was taken a few years ago at a vineyard in...

This was taken a few years ago at a vineyard in Germany.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/992x744/p1010079_9e9c7370a7ca67d680041fbdad41b8b991d872a9.jpg
10-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 923
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want this one. ...

I want this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlWnwBwAQk
10-20-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,108
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I got pulled over once. Cited for 'running a red...

I got pulled over once. Cited for 'running a red light' because I stood up on the pedals just before the light actually changed. I don't think my front wheel was actually anywhere close to being over...
10-19-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,252
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've seen pictures of bikes that just have...

I've seen pictures of bikes that just have fairing over ~ the top half of the wheels. The thinking is that the part of wheel that's travelling against the wind makes much more drag, so that's the...
10-19-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,140
Posted By Notso_fastLane

To be fair, fresh grouse would be pretty tasty. :D

To be fair, fresh grouse would be pretty tasty. :D
10-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,252
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable...

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable trike. I like the Azub models, but I'm leaning towards the Hase (Cross) so I can get my wife a Hase and use the optional tandem feature.
10-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,140
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-15-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,670
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same. I run M+ on my fronts (velomobile with 20...

Same. I run M+ on my fronts (velomobile with 20 inch/406 front and 26/559 rear). The only flat I've had in a little over 1500 miles since putting them on was a large piece of rusted metal that...
10-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,252
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way....

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way. Can't afford one, and I'm happy with my Strada, but damn those things are nice looking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWM-3St6YAY
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Reminds me of this one: ...

Reminds me of this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4hFLUxmi7E

Cats are awesome.
10-14-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,077
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Less than even a cheap, reliable car? ;)

Less than even a cheap, reliable car? ;)
10-14-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,420
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've had a few hit and runs, some of them got an...

I've had a few hit and runs, some of them got an ambulance ride and short stay (never overnight) in the hospital. Luckily, none of those were very bad injuries.

The worst in terms of that was when...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's an expensive weekend for sure. When I...

It's an expensive weekend for sure.

When I did it (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1193337-craziest-most-fun-thing-you-ve-ever-done.html), they gave me the employee discount because my engineering...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By Notso_fastLane

What can I say, I like flying inverted. :D

What can I say, I like flying inverted. :D
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,715
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Worst would have be a tossup between...

Worst would have be a tossup between telemarketing (selling water softening systems), fast food, and working at a horse ranch large enough for cleaning stables to be a full time job.

Even waiting...
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