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11-18-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By SocialCow

Wow, didn't expect this many replies. I have...

Wow, didn't expect this many replies.

I have done no shooting, ride everyday, but not the mileage that some people on this forum do.

When this happened I thought it was just crazy because of...
11-14-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,067
Posted By SocialCow

Watch out for the criminals on bicycles

Link to the story (http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/Police_Searching_for_Male_Shooting_Suspect_162517966.html)

It is from a few months ago, I meant to post it when it happened, very very weird...
03-29-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,720
Posted By SocialCow

So... From a round number of 700k a 1/3 was...

So... From a round number of 700k a 1/3 was abducted and the majority was considered runaway? That sounds like it is the most revealing of the facts I have ever read.
03-25-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,720
Posted By SocialCow

Don't know if being serious, or sarcastic... ...

Don't know if being serious, or sarcastic...

Assuming you're serious, I know country rural roads, and I mean rural roads, in European countries that have sidewalks and you can literally walk on...
03-24-12, 11:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,720
Posted By SocialCow

What you wrote made me chuckle and have the sad...

What you wrote made me chuckle and have the sad realization that things are much different in the rest of the country than what they are in my neck of the woods.

I have never seen kids walking any...
03-23-12, 10:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,720
Posted By SocialCow

Girl Hit by Car While Riding her Bicycle; Father Charged

Link to the story (http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/Girl_Hit_by_Car_While_Riding_her_Bicycle_Father_Charged_144032136.html)

Map of the town...
01-29-12, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,133
Posted By SocialCow

I really didn't want it to become about walmart...

I really didn't want it to become about walmart quality vs bike shop quality, I don't loathe or love walmart bikes, and if I remember correctly I did see on a post that the bikes that arrive in...
01-29-12, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,133
Posted By SocialCow

Walmart Onyx 29" - Looks interesting

I saw this thing at my local wally world it just looks like a bad ass bike for whatever reason. Its $150 and I am tempted on getting it, even though I'm aware of what type of problems big box bikes...
10-04-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By SocialCow

You know I like that idea, thanks for the info.

You know I like that idea, thanks for the info.
10-04-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By SocialCow

That's the thing, I took the back wheel to a LBS...

That's the thing, I took the back wheel to a LBS to have it retensioned and trued, what I got was a reply of "for this quality wheel, there's not really much we can do to it" to which I don't know...
10-02-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By SocialCow

Need wheel advice

I use my Giant Cypress ST (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/cypress.st.black/5687/36605/) for utilitarian purposes, when I do haul something it is usually a leaf blower and a gallon of...
11-01-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By SocialCow

In a way I'm not surprised, in another I am...

In a way I'm not surprised, in another I am shocked that this is the scenario in so many places, I am pleased that there are still people who use sidewalks, I moved here four years ago now, and it...
11-01-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By SocialCow

Urban sprawl - Drive by trick or treat

You'd think that people would realize something is not right when, their kids can't trick or treat without having to get in a car and go from house to house in order to be safe, because there are no...
10-26-10, 02:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,274
Posted By SocialCow

What is your "common" riding speed

I have seen several threads on average speeds, what I can't seem to find in this forum is... Apart from going for rides, when you get on your bike and go to the store, work and back home, how fast do...
10-08-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13,472
Views: 2,689,088
Posted By SocialCow

This probably isn't a classic or vintage, but,...

This probably isn't a classic or vintage, but, went to the local scrap yard to unload this

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4149/5062634987_5c2749c81f.jpg...
10-07-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By SocialCow

What do you carry on your rear racks?

I've seen a lot of pictures of hauls and bikes on this forum, but few where anyone hauls anything on the rear rack (besides panniers and dairy crates), upload pictures of whatever you haul on the...
10-03-10, 01:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,105
Posted By SocialCow

Facing traffic

Today I saw something that made me cringe, close my eyes and pray that nothing happens, and on top of that only reinforced my fear of going on an actual ride (which sadly haven't done) more than just...
09-22-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By SocialCow

I tried, it seems that it will only move about...

I tried, it seems that it will only move about 1/3 of an inch, the current grips are 3 1/2 inches and the cork grips are 4 3/4 inches. So I really don't know how to get them in there unless they...
09-20-10, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By SocialCow

Cypress ST - Don't know what to change

I was looking at my Cypress ST and it is like something is missing or maybe something there too much. I look at it sometimes and think, that is kind of an ugly bike lol.

I bought a pair of cork...
08-26-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By SocialCow

Are you nocturnal?

I was wondering how many of us have nightly jobs or were more frequently found asleep during daylight and how this reflects our riding styles, I've always been scared of traffic while riding, but I...
08-24-10, 06:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,236
Posted By SocialCow

My wheels are stainless... Cool tip about starter...

My wheels are stainless... Cool tip about starter fluid, I will try that.
08-24-10, 12:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,236
Posted By SocialCow

Hope that this is not to off topic here, as...

Hope that this is not to off topic here, as newbie myself I was cleaning my rims and I had someone who raced bikes 30 years ago telling me that, cleaning the rims, is something you don't want to do,...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-10, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15,250
Views: 10,959,978
Posted By SocialCow

my cypress st, that basket does the trick for $7,...

my cypress st, that basket does the trick for $7, currently use a mini maglite with an led upgrade and a 5 led sigma rear light. wasn't sure which subforum to post it under but since i do commute...
08-20-10, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By SocialCow

Cool, thanks for the replies, I've been riding...

Cool, thanks for the replies, I've been riding around with it and it doesn't seem to affect the use of the breaks at all, so I'm satisfied.
08-18-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

That is true, but isn't at that point that a...

That is true, but isn't at that point that a truck route is created and cars allowed to keep on those main streets, forcing big noise making machines to bypass the town, which is what the towns...
08-18-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

I have seen something of the sort that you are...

I have seen something of the sort that you are suggesting in a small town called New Martinsville, WV. There is a road, considered to be a bike route, however it is shared with traffic, it would've...
08-18-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

I think the scenario you are proposing that...

I think the scenario you are proposing that drivers will eventually pay by the mile may be a an extreme worse case scenario in which case it would simply make more sense to toll the major roadways...
08-18-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

(Ricky Bobby mode) myrridin with all due...

(Ricky Bobby mode)

myrridin with all due respect, and I did say with all due respect, I believe that you are just trolling here

(/Ricky Bobby mode)

Several of us have asked you, as a...
08-18-10, 02:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,261
Posted By SocialCow

I blame the "you can do anything you want"...

I blame the "you can do anything you want" generation, where parents show their kids the "who cares about other people" attitude, anymore no one will stop and think that their actions may actually...
08-18-10, 02:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By SocialCow

Question Did I install the rear rack correctly?

I received in the mail today Topeak Explorer rear racks and I scratched my head several times before figuring out a way to install them, however I am not to sure of my work here, the braces I felt...
08-17-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

It may sound weird, it did to me when someone...

It may sound weird, it did to me when someone first tried to explain it to me when they were doing it to my hometown where I spent a great deal of my life in, and then I seen pictures of it and it...
08-17-10, 02:24 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

I was about to say the same thing. I still can...

I was about to say the same thing. I still can not understand why is it that today in 2010, after having world wide environmental impact studies and agreements between several countries and having a...
08-15-10, 02:52 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

http://pugetsoundblogs.com/roadwarrior/2009/05/12/...

http://pugetsoundblogs.com/roadwarrior/2009/05/12/rural-sidewalks-rare-as-sunnyslope-shows/

The tone on that article is the same as the one from the transportation planner.



In the opinion...
08-15-10, 02:35 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 6,918
Posted By SocialCow

I read the entire thread and just have to...

I read the entire thread and just have to contribute to it, it has been said that bicycles are used more in Europe than the US, on that I can only contribute with what I know from my home country,...
08-13-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By SocialCow

Considering that it is currently Summer in the...

Considering that it is currently Summer in the northern hemisphere it will be hotter than what the temps have been the months prior to that wouldn't it? And when I lived a dozen miles away from the...
08-13-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,077
Posted By SocialCow

Humidity effects on bicycle and components

I was wondering what are the effects on the bicycle and its parts from the humidity and high heat.

I think it is safe to say we are all suffering (for those in the northern hemisphere), with...
08-10-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By SocialCow

That's the funny thing about people and honesty,...

That's the funny thing about people and honesty, some prefer to climb a light pole to tell you a lie instead of standing on the ground and tell you the truth.

The good thing is you still got it...
08-09-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,973
Posted By SocialCow

I agree 100%, the problem is, I live pretty much...

I agree 100%, the problem is, I live pretty much car free, and the times that I may have to take the bike in long distances it would be through the use of a truck with a 4' bed.

A Nissan Frontier...
08-06-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,973
Posted By SocialCow

Haul a bicycle in a truck

I've been looking on how to haul a bike in the bed of a truck but just can't come up with something that can help me, what makes this a more complicated question is that I am talking about a 4' bed,...
08-03-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

Went to a LBS in Centerville, OH who I have...

Went to a LBS in Centerville, OH who I have nothing but great things to say about, they helped me out a lot on picking a bike out, I got a Giant Cypress ST, I am aware that in this forum this may not...
07-09-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

I just got back from Virginia Beach (yes rode...

I just got back from Virginia Beach (yes rode around on boardwalk like a tourist, no helmet) where I rented two bikes not very different but they both offered big eye openers when it comes to...
06-23-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By SocialCow

My job does not require a lot of interaction with...

My job does not require a lot of interaction with the public but I pretty much have to dress myself in clothes that are going to get dirty, no doubt about it, I need to wear shirts or pants that I...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,782
Posted By SocialCow

Just curious, how did you do that?

Just curious, how did you do that?
06-22-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 669
Posted By SocialCow

Now that we are on this subject, what is it that...

Now that we are on this subject, what is it that you all wear when you ride for utilitarian or commuting purposes? Anyone in jeans and shirt? I guess that's where the social humiliation factor comes...
06-15-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

Thanks for the suggestions, I specially liked...

Thanks for the suggestions, I specially liked both the Treks that you suggested, I have been looking at their website for a while also, I found a bike shop that I have some confidence in so what I...
06-14-10, 03:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

Thank you all for the replies, I just spent...

Thank you all for the replies, I just spent around an hour reading the electra townie thread, had to dig through the ads in the middle, but anyway, seems like a nice bicycle but how is it any...
06-14-10, 03:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,302
Posted By SocialCow

Well... They are out right now is all I can say,...

Well... They are out right now is all I can say, don't wear white shirts either, learned that tonight.
06-13-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

Well let's see, to start I am 5'7" or 170cm, as...

Well let's see, to start I am 5'7" or 170cm, as budget goes, I am trying to save around $400 I figured would get me something "reliable" for my weight, but I am willing to go to $500 or a bit more if...
06-13-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By SocialCow

Picking first bicycle

I am a new user obviously, and live in a small middle of nowhere town in eastern KY, with a lot of mountains around me, and some small elevations on the roads that I have ridden on my $70 wally world...
06-11-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By SocialCow

Thank you all for the replies and suggestions,...

Thank you all for the replies and suggestions, and English is not my native tongue reason why I had an little problem with the tittle and other words.
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