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Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 322
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I haven't tried that particular one. The only...

I haven't tried that particular one. The only Mexican beer I've found that I like is Modelo Negra. I tend to strongly lean towards porters, stouts, and wheatbeers. I do like me a lot of the Belgian...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We're fastering a (formerly) feral cat. She was...

We're fastering a (formerly) feral cat. She was trapped when she was pregnant, raised her kittens in another foster home where they were then adopted out.

When she came to us in early Nov, she was...
01-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You do now. I never ride without the...

You do now.

I never ride without the following gear:
1 - Full face helmet
2 - Leather jacket with CE approved armor
3 - Leather pants with CE armor that zip to the jacket
4 - Leather boots to...
01-20-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,199
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've punched and broke the driver's side mirror...

I've punched and broke the driver's side mirror of cars that were being driven by asshats (one actively tried to run me off the road) on 3 separate occasions on my motorcycle. :)
01-18-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The biggest problem with this is that some...

The biggest problem with this is that some cyclist will forget to charge their widget, then they'll be blamed when the careless driver runs them over because they weren't pinging.
01-11-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,381
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most states I've lived in, turning right on a red...

Most states I've lived in, turning right on a red is legal, after stopping.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,449
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been riding in the dark for so long, it's...

I've been riding in the dark for so long, it's practically second nature. I have two headlights on the recumbent. Most times I run just one, and the other is a backup, but sometimes I run one at a...
12-16-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,949
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is how I look at it as well. ...

This is how I look at it as well.

Particularly on hills. I can ride 6-7 hours easy at a decent (18-20mph on my recumbent, 22-24 in the velo) pace on level ground, but as soon as I start going into...
12-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,686
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Another possible option, given the reported...

Another possible option, given the reported swerve of the box truck and the conditions, is that the wind gusted and caused the truck to swerve. I've driven large box trucks a few times, and unless...
12-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,686
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I hope the police subpoena the phone records of...

I hope the police subpoena the phone records of the truck driver. That's where I'd bet on the reason for this.
12-11-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,423
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would still note the address and report it to...

I would still note the address and report it to your local animal control. If there are previous reports, or subsequent reports, at least something will eventually be done.

Ignoring means someone...
12-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,922
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Best way to deal with ice: Play hockey in a...

Best way to deal with ice: Play hockey in a rotovelo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_wXHFab5XU
Forum: Foo
12-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,559
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Please tell me you've seen this already: ...

Please tell me you've seen this already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyEiqz6gKYo
Forum: Foo
12-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,432
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, at some point, I just look at those people...

Yeah, at some point, I just look at those people and say, "Karen, you're the reason we have warning labels on shampoo bottles," and leave.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,402
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My snow ride: ...

My snow ride:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/velo_snow01_646a0dccd8f0bd3d7720497d70ea1e51250fdb51.jpg
11-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,610
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...
11-09-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,965
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/
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,383
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: 1,072
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...
11-04-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,161
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: 1,481
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: 24
Views: 2,161
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. :(
10-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,129
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Also. Wuss. ;)

Also.

Wuss. ;)
10-30-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,129
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,962
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.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,962
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...
10-27-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,920
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
10-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
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: 5,920
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,867
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: 3,687
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: 5,867
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)
10-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,687
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: 676
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Reminds me of this one: ...

Reminds me of this one:

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

Cats are awesome.
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 685
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, 11:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,055
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...
Forum: Foo
10-01-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nice thing about percolating style makers is that...

Nice thing about percolating style makers is that you can just keep brewing until the coffee is how you like.

....somewhere around the consistency of mud. ;)
09-28-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,644
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Basically this. At some point, it became a...

Basically this. At some point, it became a personal challenge to myself to push my own limits with regard to distance, carrying groceries, etc. Basically I lived car free for as long as I could (and...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,503
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Ugh, I already want it to be May again.....

Ugh, I already want it to be May again.....
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,233
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Little Man Tate. It's definitely not the sort of...

Little Man Tate. It's definitely not the sort of movie I would normally watch, and I don't even know how I wound up watching it, but I loved it. I related so much with the main character. Also, it...
09-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,483
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I use my bike to commute. This at least keeps me...

I use my bike to commute. This at least keeps me motivated to do a minimum number of miles most days. The weather has to be really atrocious (I have a velomobile for snow and bad weather) to keep me...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,933
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Your impression is largely true, especially in...

Your impression is largely true, especially in the midwest and west US.

For instance, where I work, the average commute for most of the people I personally know in this building (~20 people), I...
09-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 687
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You have a lot of conflicting, exclusive...

You have a lot of conflicting, exclusive requirements. The upright trikes you describe that he thinks he wants are going to be heavy, slow, and tip over easily at any kind of speed.

If he wants...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,516
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time...

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time accelerating through an intersection after coming to a full stop. I know it annoys the cars, but I kinda hope they realize that supporting a change like...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,483
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The thing is that bikes have been around long...

The thing is that bikes have been around long enough that most of these already have some solution or another. Barr mitts allow you to wear light gloves to still stay warm and effectively operate...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,483
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My solution to old/winter commuting is a...

My solution to old/winter commuting is a velomobile. I'm lucky that the local county is very good about plowing the snow quickly and salting roads.

The infrastructure is ....ok... better than...
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,717
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of...

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of them to help me unload the velo, the whole shop came out to look at it for 5 minutes. :D
09-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Agreed on the recumbent. If your friend just...

Agreed on the recumbent. If your friend just wants a temporary replacement before getting back on an upright bike, there are some less expensive 'entry level' trikes, like the Terratrike Rambler....
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,235
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My behavior in my motorized vehicles is about the...

My behavior in my motorized vehicles is about the same as it is on my bikes. I slow to the point where I can stop in less than 3 feet if need be. If there is no traffic, I continue through. If there...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Congrats on both the biking and retiring. ...

Congrats on both the biking and retiring.

Now you can really start putting in some miles! ;)
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