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Forum: Commuting
01-08-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,758
Posted By Kevin666

Abandoned bicycles

I never quite understood why so many people would abandon perfectly good bicycles, locked up so no one can steal them while they're abandoned. Can anybody explain this phenomenon, and why someone...
10-04-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 575
Posted By Kevin666

New Jersey aggressive driver hotline

New Jersey has a number you can call (#77) if you encounter aggressive drivers on the road. One day, some redneck was honking and harassing me coming out of an intersection, so I took the license...
09-22-10, 02:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,343
Posted By Kevin666

I'm just thinking that the term "bike ninja"...

I'm just thinking that the term "bike ninja" sounds kind of cool, and might give people the wrong idea, even though there's nothing cool about riding without lights. Remember, kids: better to be a...
Forum: Commuting
09-01-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 123,449
Posted By Kevin666

When are we going to see some real clunkers on...

When are we going to see some real clunkers on this thread? I think it would be inspiring for limited income or new commuters to see what's possible with a low-end bike.
Forum: Commuting
09-01-10, 05:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,609
Posted By Kevin666

First, you'll have to consider a new route which...

First, you'll have to consider a new route which has a good patch of woods roughly every two miles, depending on the size of your thermos.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,212
Posted By Kevin666

Punks with nothing better to do. A few years in...

Punks with nothing better to do. A few years in military school might fix 'em, or at least get them off the streets for a while.

I've become pretty immune to kids yelling out the window, angry...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By Kevin666

Too lite?

I've been riding a Raleigh Capri for about a year. I like it, but a couple of months ago, it started popping spokes.

My commute involves a bit of rough road, including some mini-potholes and...
05-11-10, 03:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,865
Posted By Kevin666

So is the stuff that comes with the X-Mart patch...

So is the stuff that comes with the X-Mart patch kit simply rubber cement, and doesn't really vulcanize the patch to the tire?
05-10-10, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Kevin666

I bought the JoeBlow Max II, and am happy with it...

I bought the JoeBlow Max II, and am happy with it so far...until I hear some of your stories about how you bought the same model and it fell apart or blew up and killed your dog.

Either way, I...
05-04-10, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Kevin666

Doing a little more research, I found the same,...

Doing a little more research, I found the same, so I decided to get a lower-mid-range floor pump and see how it goes. Using leg power seems like a more efficient use of energy, but I don't want to...
05-02-10, 06:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Kevin666

Foot pump recommendations

What brand or type do you recommend? Are the double barrels worth it?
03-13-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 814
Posted By Kevin666

It's the era of the reality show and YouTube:...

It's the era of the reality show and YouTube: Everybody has to stretch out their 15 minutes.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,932
Posted By Kevin666

I get that sometimes in the winter with the cold,...

I get that sometimes in the winter with the cold, dry air, when I'm riding fast on my road bike, but not when I'm commuting on my commuter bike.

Since I don't get it that often, I have yet to do...
10-17-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,878
Posted By Kevin666

I'd say most of the points more or less fall...

I'd say most of the points more or less fall under what chipcom and mondaycurse said. Some in the pro-bike or anti-car camp can be pretty fanatical, but you gotta do what works for you.

...
10-16-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By Kevin666

It must be difficult for people with...

It must be difficult for people with kids...staring you in the face the whole time, begging and whining for candy and sugary cereals while you're trying to ride.
10-16-09, 03:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By Kevin666

What's the deal with mopeds, anyway? They seem...

What's the deal with mopeds, anyway? They seem to be so practical, inexpensive and efficient, yet most people seem to go for either bicycles, scooters, or motorcycles. Even in the 70s, I remember...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,416
Posted By Kevin666

A lot of these comments follow the classic...

A lot of these comments follow the classic pattern of blaming the victim: If the "suspect" hadn't run from the cops, he'd be alive, therefore he's responsible for his own death.

Perhaps he'd be...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-09, 04:33 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,416
Posted By Kevin666

It should be: "Guilty till proven innocent...if...

It should be: "Guilty till proven innocent...if they don't run you over first."

For every cop that gets away with shooting somebody who didn't do anything, or running them over, a whole force of...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 837
Posted By Kevin666

Commercial building codes ought to require that...

Commercial building codes ought to require that every free standing store have a bike rack, that every strip mall have one for every n feet of storefront space, etc. If none are available, then by...
10-06-09, 04:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,227
Posted By Kevin666

So, just to be clear, using one more example: ...

So, just to be clear, using one more example: All else being equal, you should always buy your bicycle parts from a chop shop that lets you keep your bike inside.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kevin666

Based on my experience cycling, skiing and winter...

Based on my experience cycling, skiing and winter camping, as well as some things I've read, don't bet on having warm feet all of the time, no matter what you wear. Sometimes your feet will be cold,...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,416
Posted By Kevin666

There are always variables as to how these things...

There are always variables as to how these things start, how they play out, who exploits them for political purposes, what Sharpton's hair will look like this week, and so on.

But one thing you...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kevin666

I guess the dirty little secret about...

I guess the dirty little secret about cyclists--that we're a bunch of anal-retentive language nazis--is out in the open now.

Perhaps it's for the best, though, as the next motorist who considers...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kevin666

Mobs of Unaware Pedestrians tend to pronounce it...

Mobs of Unaware Pedestrians tend to pronounce it "eck ceteruh."
Forum: Commuting
10-02-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,514
Posted By Kevin666

People like that talk about the sidewalk as if...

People like that talk about the sidewalk as if there's a sidewalk everywhere there's a street.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-09, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By Kevin666

It sounds like the optimal vehicle would be a...

It sounds like the optimal vehicle would be a pedal-operated helicopter.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,594
Posted By Kevin666

Same here. But I do it for safety reasons to...

Same here. But I do it for safety reasons to reduce ambiguity at certain intersections, or just to give them a break since bikes are more agile.

I find that drivers seem to understand pointing...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,145
Posted By Kevin666

I like to say a little prayer that God will...

I like to say a little prayer that God will protect me from all the maniacs and idiots on the road...Then I realize that He created all those maniacs and idiots, and wonder if He might be offended.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By Kevin666

Thanks for the tips. I've been giving it...

Thanks for the tips.

I've been giving it local as well as highway mileage on weekends, so maybe it's just age, wear and tear from having over 100k miles on it.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,719
Posted By Kevin666

I'm tempted and inspired. And as one of the...

I'm tempted and inspired. And as one of the articles and a couple of your videos pointed out, it would be easier to fit one into the back of a car.

Your hobby seems rewarding in many ways, but I...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 08:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,719
Posted By Kevin666

Sounds like "I didn't see you" is a more common...

Sounds like "I didn't see you" is a more common excuse than I thought.

I think "not seeing" cyclists is a subconscious thing in the minds of the average driver. They don't "see" a bicycle as a...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,693
Posted By Kevin666

Funny you mention that. I've been wondering...

Funny you mention that.

I've been wondering about a related but opposite problem: I've had to make several repairs recently on my old car that's been sitting 5 days a week since I started bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,719
Posted By Kevin666

That thing really flies with the big wheel, and...

That thing really flies with the big wheel, and seems easier to dodge around tourists than a bike...once you're proficient, which would take me several lifetimes, if ever.

The off-road clips are...
09-26-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,924
Posted By Kevin666

Good point. Fat is all about net rather than...

Good point. Fat is all about net rather than gross calories, so people should be taxed by weight. Every time you get in the grocery line or buy food in a restaurant, you have to step on a scale. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Kevin666

How close are we talking? My commute is...

How close are we talking?

My commute is about 6 miles, and I'd say there's an average of 2 instances a day where someone pulls out without looking, or with disregard to a bike as a vehicle, and I...
09-23-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,924
Posted By Kevin666

The bottom line is that any self-preserving US...

The bottom line is that any self-preserving US politician knows that new wars are more popular than new taxes.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 02:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,270
Posted By Kevin666

Starting with a numbered list means you're...

Starting with a numbered list means you're probably more prepared than most people out there, including myself when I started...and probably even now.

I think the multiple spare tubes is my...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-09, 03:35 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,541
Posted By Kevin666

"What do you do when it rains?" Asking...

"What do you do when it rains?"

Asking someone about the DUI thing seems pretty intrusive. You should tell them you ran a bus full of nuns off the road while they were on their way to the...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-09, 02:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By Kevin666

And while you're at it, you should probably warn...

And while you're at it, you should probably warn him again about the brown acid.
Forum: Commuting
09-20-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By Kevin666

In terms of writing, it seems like it tries to...

In terms of writing, it seems like it tries to sound too scholarly and technical, which makes it hard to follow. Unfortunately, many teachers and professors tend to discourage conversational...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Kevin666

I love the look on their faces when they cut me...

I love the look on their faces when they cut me off at an intersection or a parking lot entrance, and I scream "WT#?!?!?!?...Dumb @$$!!!!"

They look puzzled, like they're not expecting someone on...
09-16-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 968
Posted By Kevin666

Maybe they should have a more general law that...

Maybe they should have a more general law that makes "distracted driving" illegal, and subject to heavy fine and license suspension. Although I don't like the idea of having Big Brother in my car...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-09, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,451
Posted By Kevin666

...Or is your bike just glad to see us? ...

...Or is your bike just glad to see us?



If it's about safety and visibility, that's one thing. But for commuting purposes, you might as well use what you have around the house, so long as it...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,804
Posted By Kevin666

Cool idea. It looks like you might have too much...

Cool idea. It looks like you might have too much swinging stress with a heavy backpack, but who knows? Has anybody had experience with one of these?
09-15-09, 03:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,602
Posted By Kevin666

The herefords usually wave, but the brahmans...

The herefords usually wave, but the brahmans don't...as if they're sacred or something.
Forum: Commuting
09-13-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,323
Posted By Kevin666

How smothering. What ever happened to the...

How smothering.

What ever happened to the good old-fashioned boss who doesn't give a crap if you're safe, so long as the work gets done?

You should start calling her mom and ask to borrow money...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-09, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 851
Posted By Kevin666

As someone said, yellow jackets are nasty...

As someone said, yellow jackets are nasty troublemakers, as opposed to bees, who mind their own business unless trapped, or unless the hive is threatened.

Many wasps are burrowing insects, and may...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-09, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Kevin666

Gym membership?!?!?! Check out the treadmill...

Gym membership?!?!?! Check out the treadmill bike in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2EqYP4IFdo and listen to the dude's comments on it.

I've taken breaks due to rain, cold, illness...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,763
Posted By Kevin666

As an alternative for the long-term, you might...

As an alternative for the long-term, you might keep your eyes out for a half-decent, sturdy commuter bike for under $200, and leave your nice bike at home. This way, you have a back-up bike, a rain...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-09, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,740
Posted By Kevin666

Cool. Another proud Sekine owner ("World Finest...

Cool. Another proud Sekine owner ("World Finest Bicycle").

One of the best parts of owning one is seeing the deer-in-headlights look on the face of the LBS owner when he asks what kind of bike...
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