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03-21-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

85% of car crash fatalities would be avoided if...

85% of car crash fatalities would be avoided if drivers wore helmets. I wear a hardhat at work. SO I got a couple hours a night were I am not wearing head protection. My hobbies are skiing and...
03-16-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,043
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I wear a skateboard helmet. More coverage, less...

I wear a skateboard helmet. More coverage, less venting. In -30C weather vent holes feel like drill bits being slowly screwed through forehead.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 09:20 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,867
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I put slicks on my MTB during spring and fall...

I put slicks on my MTB during spring and fall when I am avoiding wet easily damaged muddy trails. Reminds me of riding my motorcycle. An MTB with slicks is a true urban human powered sport utility...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,504
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Wind. Hills area challenge. Wind is torture. Not...

Wind. Hills area challenge. Wind is torture. Not many hills in my pasrt of the world. Biggest is coming out of the Thames River valley. A rise of max 150 ft maybe 200.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

My road gloves have a large pad across what I...

My road gloves have a large pad across what I think is called the medial nerve. Comes from base of hand and goes up thumb. My MTB gloves have far less padding.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-08, 03:24 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,867
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

A 26" wheeled front suspensioned MTB is your...

A 26" wheeled front suspensioned MTB is your standard bike these days. The large tires are great for potholes and add a comfort factor. Nice flat handle bars and wider softer seats (low end MTB's)....
03-16-08, 03:17 AM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 1,641,349
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Untill you mow down some little old lady or...

Untill you mow down some little old lady or little kid. A bicycle on the sidewalk is as much a hazard to pedestrians as cars are to us on the road. Riding on sidewalks is illegal in my town.
03-03-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,633
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I don't use studded tires and can get through an...

I don't use studded tires and can get through an entire winter without bailing due to black ice. I have fallen before where studs would have helped but these times are exceptions not the rule IMO.
03-03-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,566
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I've had soft drinks, bags of garbage and apples...

I've had soft drinks, bags of garbage and apples thrown at me. With my short fuse probably good thing I live in Canada and am not allowed to carry. Putting a couple rounds in the back of their...
03-01-08, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 925
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Are you on a MTB? MTB have big knobbies which...

Are you on a MTB? MTB have big knobbies which help, while 700c wheels don't ride or float on top of snow. I have a 3 mile commute and I have walked or carried my bike at least half way many times due...
03-01-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I would look more at the 20-30 mph range....

I would look more at the 20-30 mph range. Headwinds make difference in windchill. Riding 15 mph into a 10mph headwind is 25 mph windchill.
03-01-08, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

It's not supposed to rain in winter. If I wanted...

It's not supposed to rain in winter. If I wanted rain in winter I would move back to England. I hate rain in winter. I will take -25C and dry anytime.
03-01-08, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,355
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I use bandanas, neoprene facemasks and I have an...

I use bandanas, neoprene facemasks and I have an old paintball mask. It's just goggles with a protective plate hanging down. Paintballs have gone up in power so coverage is much greater on new models.
03-01-08, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,427
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Dress properly. That is most important thing....

Dress properly. That is most important thing. Warm, snug and dry you can walk or ride for much longer than 15 minutes. The proper gear can be pricey. We are talking getting out in a Canadian winter...
03-01-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,468
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Bikes are not cool. Bikes are unsafe to...

Bikes are not cool.

Bikes are unsafe to ride to work on in traffic.

Bikes leave you out in the cold and wet.

I don't like helmet head.

I hate the rooster tail strip.
03-01-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,319
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Switching over to 12 volt appliances might work....

Switching over to 12 volt appliances might work. A bicycle could then run a car alternator. Probably easiest thing to rig up.

When I was young and we lived in the country during winter snow...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

You may do that but you are not a normal...

You may do that but you are not a normal commuter. In Asia commuting by bike is almost the norm or at least far in excess of NA standards. This for normal commuters not avid cyclists. I only ride 3...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Me too. And I'm a heart attack survivor. Stupid...

Me too. And I'm a heart attack survivor. Stupid me.
03-01-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 736
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Watch out in parking lots and crossing sidewalks....

Watch out in parking lots and crossing sidewalks. Ice does not melt off these areas as well as well travelled roads do.

Standing water on your usual route may indicate a new pothole developed....
03-01-08, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,034
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

It goes to show the development of technology....

It goes to show the development of technology. Maybe a Para-Olympian will surpass "able" athletes. I played goal in floor hockey. The opposing goal tender was a Special Olympian. I was the sieve not...
02-22-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,491
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I wear an old cycling jersey as my base layer...

I wear an old cycling jersey as my base layer when playing goal in floor/street outside winter hockey. I wear full goalie equipment. A long sleeved t over the jersey is always soaking wet but I feel...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Fit and feel are everything. I actually kept my...

Fit and feel are everything. I actually kept my bars, grips and saddle from old bike and put them on new bike while trying to replicate my cockpit dimensions.
02-22-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 672
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

What lane would you take if you were a...

What lane would you take if you were a motorcyclist? The left. That is what the road rules say so that is what a VC cyclist should do.
02-22-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,982
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

An incompetent cyclist is one who rides on...

An incompetent cyclist is one who rides on sidewalks, rides at night without lights, runs redlights or rides against traffic. Riding a bike in poor mechanical shape or riding with hands full of...
02-22-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,727
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

If I am riding in the city and come up behind a...

If I am riding in the city and come up behind a car parked on the boulevard I move left far enough not to get doored and go around them. Any car coming up from behind MUST giveway and let me pass...
02-22-08, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,230
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Are you on a road bike or MTB. The MTB should be...

Are you on a road bike or MTB. The MTB should be able to handle moving to an unpaved shoulder. ALWAYS ride with traffic. Get a rear view mirror. The sense of security it gives because you can see...
02-21-08, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Tubes are made of butyl. Butyl is not completely...

Tubes are made of butyl. Butyl is not completely air tight material. Leakage is normal.
02-21-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,491
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Polypropelene is my fav for wicking material.

Polypropelene is my fav for wicking material.
02-21-08, 08:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 531
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Warmer at night!

I swear it feels warmer when I ride home from work at midnight then it does to ride in at 3pm. Coming to work my fingers get a slight chill. Going home never. Wind direction does not change fact....
02-21-08, 08:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,633
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Rural, urban, summer, winter. Totally different...

Rural, urban, summer, winter. Totally different riding. Hazards different, skill set different, equipment different. You have to be equipped and prepared for the weather, traffic and other hazards.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,269
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Many pedestrians are wannabee cagers. Says alot...

Many pedestrians are wannabee cagers. Says alot for intelligence when you aspire to drive a car routinely.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 08:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,011
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Always. Wearing or not wearing the proper...

Always. Wearing or not wearing the proper personal protective equipment is the mark between a poser and the real thing. When I see a someone ride without a helmet I don't think of them as a cyclist....
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Doesn't take much to equal 500$ of accessories....

Doesn't take much to equal 500$ of accessories. My all weather jacket was 200$ CDN. At 6'5" an I am assuming a weight to go with it. You are going to need a big bike with good components such as...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 07:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,956
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

The right to bear arms is a worn out tired...

The right to bear arms is a worn out tired argument. Originally the US did not intend to have a standing army and rely on citizen militias. Now there is a standing army the right to bear arms should...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

If your pedals are level and you drop a plumb bob...

If your pedals are level and you drop a plumb bob from the front of your knee it should hang right over the pedal axle. Legs should be almost but not quite straight when at lowest point of pedal...
02-21-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,727
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

It sounds like he was riding along. Came up to a...

It sounds like he was riding along. Came up to a parked car. Tried to go around it and a car did not give him space and figured it was ok to share lane with him. The moving Altima hit him. The...
02-20-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I can't think of a reason to run bars backwards....

I can't think of a reason to run bars backwards. It would mess with your cockpit lengthand make a snag point. It reminds me of those folk who ride old road bikes on sidewalk with handlebars upside...
02-20-08, 02:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

What is a winnable legal case also varies as to...

What is a winnable legal case also varies as to which country you are in. Some countries have a real sue 'em all mentality and every thing regarding personal liability ends up in court. What may be...
02-20-08, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I have to use a bandanna or neoprene mask. If I...

I have to use a bandanna or neoprene mask. If I use one no issues. If I don't I'm in real shyte shape. I'm a journeyman sheetmetal worker so installing a furnace mounted humidifier is about 30...
02-19-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,964
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

My hrm works initially but stops when water I put...

My hrm works initially but stops when water I put on it dries. Then sweat starts and it ups and starts working again. I got chest hair but not so much as to interfere with hrm.
Forum: Commuting
02-19-08, 04:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,608
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

If snow is so deep as to not be able to maintain...

If snow is so deep as to not be able to maintain forward momentum or freezing rain creates a dangerous situation, I will take bus, walk, snowshoe or XC ski to work. I have a 3 mile commute by road or...
02-19-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,221
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Never step off a curb even with a walk sign...

Never step off a curb even with a walk sign without looking at oncoming traffic first. Drivers are easily distracted by active young children and are prone to not stopping for pedestrians and...
02-19-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

It is illegal to operate a bicycle on sidewalks...

It is illegal to operate a bicycle on sidewalks in my town. Bicycles are vehicles under highway Ontario law. Run down a litle kid or old lady while riding on the sidewalk and you are in the wrong no...
02-14-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I take mine to carwash port weekly. Use foaming...

I take mine to carwash port weekly. Use foaming brush on drive train and then hose off without pulling trigger for hi-pressure. High pressure spray can force water in bearings.
02-14-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,169
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I get an immediate reaction. As soon as I get...

I get an immediate reaction. As soon as I get home my throat fills with phlegm and I am coughing up lung pieces. Happens within minutes. The air in your house during the winter has less water than...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,840
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

I like "Same roads, same rules, same rights" or...

I like "Same roads, same rules, same rights" or "Kill me and I will come back and haunt you".
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,668
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

In 94 I bought Ritchie Logic front brakes. Found...

In 94 I bought Ritchie Logic front brakes. Found out with them I could do stoppies. Practiced them all over town. Would cruise the downtown strip doing mondo stoppies at every light. Stopped one day...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,896
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

This sort of thing should be banned. Those of us...

This sort of thing should be banned. Those of us who live in flat epic scenery deprived areas should not have to look at pics such as this. It's not fair.
02-14-08, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

Better to kill a cyclist then damage a car. Kind...

Better to kill a cyclist then damage a car. Kind of like animals on the road. Better to run them down.
02-13-08, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 985
Posted By RomSpaceKnight

The plows took to the roads 30 minutes after I...

The plows took to the roads 30 minutes after I got home. What a hot sweaty ride that was. Fighting with the front wheel the whole way. I hate the driven on snow type which breaks free and slides in...
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