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02-05-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,946
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks for the new replies! I ended up just...

Thanks for the new replies! I ended up just purchasing a new light. Which is now only my backup because I switched to a dynamo hub with BM lights. I'm never going back to batteries (for my commuter)...
Forum: Touring
02-09-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By dwightonabike

Camping on State Game Lands, Army Corp of Engineers

Hey there, We're planning a short tour around NC this weekend, and I'm hoping to camp around Falls Lake near Raleigh NC. There's a few established campgrounds, but they are not convenient to our...
01-23-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks. I'm aware of the recommendation to use a...

Thanks. I'm aware of the recommendation to use a belt tension tool - but I haven't ordered one yet. I'm pretty sure most of the shops around here do it by feel.
I took the belt off again and the...
01-23-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,252
Posted By dwightonabike

gates carbon belt drive squeak while coasting

I just changed the tires for the first time on my Breezer Beltway.
Re attached the cable for the alfine hub drive and tensioned the belt using the spanning wrench on the eccentric BB as best I could...
12-28-15, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks, fietsbob. I emailed Peter White and he...

Thanks, fietsbob. I emailed Peter White and he has since responded that the "O" switch will only turn the lights off once the standlight capacitor is depleted.

I'd still like to know about the...
12-28-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By dwightonabike

Lumotec Lyt Functions

I recently purchased a Breezer Beltway 8+, and it comes standard with Shimano hub dynamo and B&M dynamo lights.

Lumotech Lyt LED Senseo Plus
DToplight Plus Standlicht

The headlight comes...
08-13-13, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By dwightonabike

yeah catman, I like REI. Not one on by bike...

yeah catman, I like REI. Not one on by bike route, though. This was bought from my favorite LBS, I'll be giving them a call.
08-09-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,946
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks Garfield, I was going to give them a...

Thanks Garfield,
I was going to give them a call, but discouraged since I don't have my original receipt. I can probably get a copy from the bank since I bought it on my debit card, but it won't...
08-09-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By dwightonabike

Need help fixing my broken Cygolite

Sorry about the double-post. I only now became aware of the Elelctronics sub-forum.

My Cygolite Metro 420 hit the road the other day when it fell off my bike during my commute.
Next time I tried...
08-09-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,946
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks guys. I think I will attempt the DIY fix...

Thanks guys. I think I will attempt the DIY fix before getting a new one. I'm cheap like that.

Thanks for the tip on the Electronics forum. Wasn't aware of that one, haven't been active on here...
08-09-13, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,946
Posted By dwightonabike

Cygolite bicycle light repair - lights up when charging, otherwise broken

My Cygolite Metro 420 hit the road the other day when it fell off my bike during my commute.
Next time I tried turning it on, nothing lit up. Hopeful that it was merely charged all the way down, I...
Forum: Touring
01-31-11, 10:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By dwightonabike

North Carolina - South Carolina Early March tour - need riding partners!

I've got off from March 2nd through March 9th of this year, and I need to tour! I have not settled on a length or destination - I'm willing to work with potential partners on this one. I was thinking...
Forum: Touring
12-11-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks for the responses. I'm worried that...

Thanks for the responses.

I'm worried that solar chargers will not work that well on the back of the bike. We'll be heading from San Diego to NC, so we should have lots of sun for the first half...
Forum: Touring
12-10-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks. I'm concerned about the time when...

Thanks.

I'm concerned about the time when wall outlets are not available - we're not planning on staying at developed camp sites, and we don't want to be forced to wait around to charge when we...
Forum: Touring
12-10-09, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By dwightonabike

Charing a laptop, cell phone

We're planning a 2 month tour late this winter / early spring.

We want to bring a cell phone for each of us, and a mini computer, and possibly a gps unit.

We're considering our charging...
Forum: Touring
11-24-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By dwightonabike

I hadn't considered maximal write cycles. Upon...

I hadn't considered maximal write cycles. Upon reflection, you will probably need to get the latest set of street maps before the SD card wears out. But if you have the CD, you can always reload...
Forum: Touring
11-23-09, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 683
Posted By dwightonabike

I have the same unit, love it! They tried to...

I have the same unit, love it!

They tried to get me to buy the CD's at the store - I seem to remember they were slightly more expensive.

I have CD street maps, and an SD topo map for north...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,751
Posted By dwightonabike

I love mine, use them for commuting. I never...

I love mine, use them for commuting. I never used to use the drops, and I have more positions on top with my mustache bars.

The hard part is figuring out where to put the brake levers. I have...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By dwightonabike

No one neeeeeeeds to listen to music that badly. ...

No one neeeeeeeds to listen to music that badly. We just like it. Noise pollution arguments are a little silly, the sound of my stereo is much less loud than the engine sounds of most cars on the...
11-19-09, 03:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,472
Posted By dwightonabike

Truck swerves to miss cyclist, kills oncoming motorist. Guess what the comments are

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6453639/

The random neighbor quoted in the article implicitly blames the cyclist, too. I shouldn't read through comment threads like this - gets my blood...
Forum: Touring
11-19-09, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 864
Posted By dwightonabike

I considered taking my 20 lb dog on our upcoming...

I considered taking my 20 lb dog on our upcoming cross country tour - but decided against it. I figured the hassle of always making sure he was secure and safe would limit our destinations and...
11-17-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By dwightonabike

It's nice to know what your usual average speed...

It's nice to know what your usual average speed is - it helps to determine how long your ride will take if you go to a new destination or take a new route.

Perhaps if you only use your bicycle as...
Forum: Touring
11-05-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dwightonabike

Looks pretty elevated, from the shaded relief...

Looks pretty elevated, from the shaded relief map. Does anyone know a good route from the coast to Joshua Tree?
Forum: Touring
11-05-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks for all the help so far. We'll probably...

Thanks for all the help so far. We'll probably invest ins some of those ACA maps.

We've decided to go through Joshua Tree NP if possible. So perhaps we'll come out of Santa Monica up past...
Forum: Touring
11-04-09, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dwightonabike

What is the best way to head east out of LA? I...

What is the best way to head east out of LA? I was thinking about getting down to Dana Point and heading out through the Cleveland and San Bernardino National Forests, but it looks like a less...
Forum: Touring
11-03-09, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks blaise! That's just the kind of route...

Thanks blaise!

That's just the kind of route we're looking for. I'm not particularly daunted by the interstate - and this is the early portion of the trip I am most concerned with.

How is...
Forum: Touring
11-03-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By dwightonabike

Los Angeles to Lubbock Texas, Feb '10

A friend an I are planning to tour West Coast to East Coast starting next February. We have our plane tickets and friends in LA, and our first stop set in stone is family in Lubbock, TX.

We'll...
Forum: Touring
11-02-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,766
Posted By dwightonabike

National Forests and BLM land are usually OK. ...

National Forests and BLM land are usually OK. Park service is usually not OK, and the USFWS almost never allows camping, and never dispersed, afaik
10-29-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By dwightonabike

Beautiful. Inter-agency communication at its...

Beautiful. Inter-agency communication at its best. It would be nice if instead of spending money on something they should have done right the first time, they could spend it filling in the...
10-29-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By dwightonabike

bummer, Cary pkwy's a pain to ride on sometimes,...

bummer, Cary pkwy's a pain to ride on sometimes, but there's really no other convenient way to get across cary, sometimes. A wol would be great.
10-29-09, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,487
Posted By dwightonabike

What road is this for?

What road is this for?
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,765
Posted By dwightonabike

It sounds to me like someone at work is in on it....

It sounds to me like someone at work is in on it. It could be that they don't realize how dangerous it is, and are trying to mess with the guy that rides a bike to work.

I would say that...
10-15-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,890
Posted By dwightonabike

It's easy to get stuck between the curb and large...

It's easy to get stuck between the curb and large truck turning right, while obeying all safety suggestions.

Last time it happened to me, I was taking the lane, got passed on the left, the trailer...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,353
Posted By dwightonabike

you can get cycling shoes that don't have cleats...

you can get cycling shoes that don't have cleats - they work just fine with straps.

Generally, stiffer soles and less cushioning translates to more efficient power transfer. With sneakers, you...
10-13-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 666
Posted By dwightonabike

Milk Carton Safety

Came across this earlier this morning - made me think of you guys:
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,572
Posted By dwightonabike

I don't think it's always intentional - but that...

I don't think it's always intentional - but that doesn't mean its not aggressive. It is certainly a sign of impatience, which can easily be as dangerous as aggression.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-09, 02:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,572
Posted By dwightonabike

I'm with you Duke. You're the one who gets...

I'm with you Duke.

You're the one who gets to make the call about proper lane position. The car driver needs to respect that and be patient. The honk was one of impatience, meant to get you to...
10-08-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,096
Posted By dwightonabike

EMTs that I have known will sometimes wait for a...

EMTs that I have known will sometimes wait for a victim who refuses treatment to pass out. Then the victim cannot refuse treatment, and the EMTs will haul them off.
10-05-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

I do try to learn from my experiences. I...

I do try to learn from my experiences.

I will be more vigilant in this sort of situation in the future - but I think I would still try to pass.

Second lesson - don't look for subtlety or...
10-05-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

chipcom - all decisions we make are based upon...

chipcom - all decisions we make are based upon unverified assumptions concerning the behavior of others. It's just a matter of degree.

Subdermis - I've been thinking this, too. It sounded gruff,...
10-02-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,313
Posted By dwightonabike

Yeah, and it has a clip that disengages when...

Yeah, and it has a clip that disengages when there is a large force, so neither the rider or the dog gets violently jerked around.

But then you are in possession of an unleashed dog.
10-02-09, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,054
Posted By dwightonabike

Link to those studies? This is A&S, after all. ...

Link to those studies? This is A&S, after all.

"Scientists Say" and "Studies Have Shown" that you can't say things like that without backing it up.
10-02-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,313
Posted By dwightonabike

I actually thought this was a good idea: ...

I actually thought this was a good idea:

http://www.springerusa.com/

My dog used to love to run behind the bike on my jaunts through the park. Seeing too many tickets for off leash dogs got me...
10-01-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

Threats now? Wow. I can, and have, sustained...

Threats now? Wow. I can, and have, sustained multiple elbows to the head. Can't you tell I have a hard head? And if you give me one, you will go to jail or one of us will go the hospital,...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By dwightonabike

Wow - intentionally wrecked the car behind him...

Wow - intentionally wrecked the car behind him into another car. Sure glad I'm not the guy that parked his car on the side of the road!

It does not have to be intentional to be a**holeish...
09-30-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

But I like that trail, and can't see a way to...

But I like that trail, and can't see a way to completely avoid situations like this without:

-staying off the MUP completely

or

-never passing on busy days

I guess I like riding there...
09-30-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

Yeah, I was reading that thread earlier. And...

Yeah, I was reading that thread earlier.

And that's what I'm here for, to bounce around ideas. I certainly don't want to be a dangerous or discourteous driver or bike rider.
09-30-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

Thanks for reasonable discussion, Chipcom. DJ -...

Thanks for reasonable discussion, Chipcom. DJ - not really helping. But your avatar is cute.

Here's my issue - this trail was not designed for the safe passing you describe. It is not designed...
09-30-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

I appreciate the input. Her wrong does make...

I appreciate the input.

Her wrong does make my wrong less wrong (triple negative?). In the absence of her speeding, I would have completed my pass long before we converged.

I like this trail,...
09-30-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,566
Posted By dwightonabike

Yeah, I've been turning it over in my head for a...

Yeah, I've been turning it over in my head for a while now.

Still not sure what could have been done better. The thing is, I was doing my best to ride safely and appropriately on the trail.
...
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