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Forum: Commuting
03-23-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 857
Posted By geog_dash

Make cars pay their own way. Then there's plenty...

Make cars pay their own way. Then there's plenty of transportation money.
01-06-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,019
Posted By geog_dash

When Iran and Israel start nuking each other,...

When Iran and Israel start nuking each other, there'll be a perfectly good gas line to your right, pathetic motorist.
12-21-09, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By geog_dash

Pay for Iraq at the Pump.

Pay for Iraq at the Pump.
Forum: Southwest
03-03-09, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By geog_dash

Oklahoma City Union Station in jeopardy

The Union Station in Oklahoma City has in the past provided very efficient passenger rail access to surrounding cities, thanks to its design and location. Although currently out of service, the site...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,335
Posted By geog_dash

I hardly ever wear nice clothes on the bike....

I hardly ever wear nice clothes on the bike. Apart from the fraying, I worry about chain oil and dirt kicked up from the tires, and then there are the occasional clothes-tearing falls. For most...
12-31-08, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,754
Posted By geog_dash

If the motorists are feeling tax happy, how about...

If the motorists are feeling tax happy, how about a special gas tax during ozone alerts?
08-12-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,266
Posted By geog_dash

So no one in Lincoln ever turns left? No school...

So no one in Lincoln ever turns left? No school busses, deliveries, or garbage collection? No construction vehicles or oversized loads? If a car starts overheating or losing a tire, the driver...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-08, 03:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,738
Posted By geog_dash

Will they take cages or Power Grips?

Will they take cages or Power Grips?
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By geog_dash

Pain on front of knee means saddle is low. Raise...

Pain on front of knee means saddle is low. Raise it about 5 mm. I did that once for knee pain, and the improvement was instantaneous and dramatic.

If that doesn't work, you might want to condition...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By geog_dash

Make sure you are putting your weight on your sit...

Make sure you are putting your weight on your sit bones on the wide part of the saddle. You might have to tilt the saddle up a bit, which seems wrong, but it will in fact keep you from sliding onto...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 736
Posted By geog_dash

If I get s/w on the ground, otherwise not worth...

If I get s/w on the ground, otherwise not worth it.
04-30-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 23,956
Posted By geog_dash

Forever missed, forever remembered, with every...

Forever missed, forever remembered, with every turn of the wheel made less mysterious by your knowledge, eloquence, and enthusiasm. God speed, Sheldon. God speed.
Forum: Foo
04-10-07, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 58,040
Posted By geog_dash

Another late comer. The heartland sends positive...

Another late comer. The heartland sends positive vibes. Hang in there.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-07, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,906
Posted By geog_dash

Do you like your car?

I just bought a new car, and must confess to adding a bit of joy riding to my errand days, for the first time in years. I still happily take the bike if all I'm doing is my basic commute.
03-04-07, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
Posted By geog_dash

I'm with ya I was car crazy when gas was...

I'm with ya

I was car crazy when gas was cheap, roads were open, and CO2 emissions were staving off the impending ice age. Now driving and taking care of the car are just a chores. If the trip...
02-28-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,518
Posted By geog_dash

Make sure your wrists are straight, not bend...

Make sure your wrists are straight, not bend back.

Sit with most of your weight on the saddle and crouch. Don't lean forward. Riding a bike is more like climbing than crawling.

+1 on developing...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By geog_dash

I ride a fixie without knee problems. If I start...

I ride a fixie without knee problems. If I start doing it wrong, my knees start hurting, so I find out what I'm doing wrong and fix it.

Suggestions:

- Get a brake.

- Check your gear ratio....
02-14-07, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By geog_dash

I have them on MKS GR-9's. They're great....

I have them on MKS GR-9's. They're great. Powergrips and smooth pedals let you wear street shoes on your bike but still have good control.

I wear size 11 or 12 shoes. Needless to say, on narrow...
02-09-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,076
Posted By geog_dash

Before you show me statistics, take out the Lance...

Before you show me statistics, take out the Lance Armstrong wannabes who only want to know what the saddle weighs, and who take pain and numbness as proof of commitment.
02-06-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By geog_dash

I'll take either lots of cars, where everyone has...

I'll take either lots of cars, where everyone has to slow down and pay attention, or no cars (no brainer). Worst is light traffic, when the few cars are going at speed limit + 15 and drivers are...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,279
Posted By geog_dash

Dickies 874 traditional work pants. They have...

Dickies 874 traditional work pants. They have relatively flat seams, and the cotton-polyester blend slides and breaths well. I had them shortened to 24 inches to keep them out of my fixed gear drive...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-07, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 889
Posted By geog_dash

What is your order of priorities for transportation?

What is your preferred mode of transportation, as measured by trips per week/month? What is your second choice, third choice, and so on? What prompts you to shift from one mode a less preferred one?...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By geog_dash

Coffee runs are good. You could also get a...

Coffee runs are good. You could also get a membership at a fitness club a few miles away and ride there.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By geog_dash

A wimp is a person who obsesses over his image.

A wimp is a person who obsesses over his image.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-07, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,483
Posted By geog_dash

Good thought. Now I need some neon spandex. :eek:...

Good thought. Now I need some neon spandex. :eek:

Why are meetings always in afternoons? I'm most useless in the morning (case in point). Have meetings early, then work, IMO.
01-25-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By geog_dash

Advice on what to buy next is always cheap and...

Advice on what to buy next is always cheap and plentiful. If you're happy with the bike, it's time to ride, not shop.

Wobbling on start up is not a problem. The taller stance and shorter wheelbase...
01-17-07, 09:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,972
Posted By geog_dash

Dunno. If some moto-pinhead bothers me on my...

Dunno. If some moto-pinhead bothers me on my bike, I just pedal faster and the adrenalin is gone in a few seconds. When someone bullies me in my car, all I can do is sit there and fume forever after.
01-16-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By geog_dash

Ooh. :) Hadn't noticed those. Thanks!

Ooh. :) Hadn't noticed those. Thanks!
01-16-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By geog_dash

What's the taboo about plain pedals without restraints?

My winter shoes are too big for my clips-and-straps. I'm thinking about getting some BMX platforms for the weeks in which I wear them. I have read that riding fixed without clips-and-straps or...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,772
Posted By geog_dash

Riding a bike isn't weird. Using 5000 pounds of...

Riding a bike isn't weird. Using 5000 pounds of equipment to haul a brief case is weird.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-07, 01:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,944
Posted By geog_dash

The Fred list is never complete: No-lace, thin...

The Fred list is never complete:
No-lace, thin soled shoes that easily slip into the toe clips
Cell phone with camera for photographing license plates, road hazards, etc.
Take-A-Look mirror...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,644
Posted By geog_dash

Thanks for the eloquent assessment. When people...

Thanks for the eloquent assessment. When people around me talk about biking I feel pressured to give some complex rationalization for riding that "they'll understand." It's ironic that I have to work...
01-07-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,194
Posted By geog_dash

Oh, one other thing. Pake seat post is 27.0...

Oh, one other thing.

Pake seat post is 27.0 mm or 26.8. mm. I'm not sure about the latter, but 27.0 mm is weird. Most bikes take 27.2 mm. If you want cheapest possible bike, shop for a seat post...
01-07-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,194
Posted By geog_dash

My main bike is a Pake. It serves well for...

My main bike is a Pake. It serves well for commuting, errands, and exercise rides up to 30 miles - good, basic bike. If you plan to compete or train seriously, you probably want something fancier. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-14-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By geog_dash

Stretching is good, especially stretching the...

Stretching is good, especially stretching the quadriceps. They attach to your knee cap. Residual tension in the quadriceps puts unecessary tension on the knee cap. There are various web sites with...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,585
Posted By geog_dash

"Read The Full Post." Hadn't thought of the...

"Read The Full Post." Hadn't thought of the other interpretation. I'm acronym challenged. :o
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,585
Posted By geog_dash

RTFP. It's not a bike lane and trail "thing."...

RTFP. It's not a bike lane and trail "thing." It's an education and law enforcement thing.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,585
Posted By geog_dash

Same deal here at sunset. If I go out in the...

Same deal here at sunset. If I go out in the evening, either on bike or in car, I ALWAYS see at least two bikes running around in the dark with no lights or reflectors. It annoys me because debates...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-06, 08:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,178
Posted By geog_dash

I live in my Underarmour. It's the only thing...

I live in my Underarmour. It's the only thing I've found that breaths, fits, and doesn't ride up or bunch. Haven't seen Heatgear or Coldgear in town, so I can't compare.

It's cheaper than buying...
12-08-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,650
Posted By geog_dash

A man is only as big as what makes him angry.

A man is only as big as what makes him angry.
Forum: Commuting
12-08-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,753
Posted By geog_dash

It was interesting to read about the increasing...

It was interesting to read about the increasing difficulties for transportation cyclists in China. I assume the government is trying to boost the country's fledgling motor industry. Britain did a...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-06, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,517
Posted By geog_dash

Incorrect. You are not aware of any injuries at...

Incorrect. You are not aware of any injuries at this time.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-06, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By geog_dash

For those who would rather dodge the whole...

For those who would rather dodge the whole debate:
http://www.bmeres.com/bambooframe.htm
12-06-06, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By geog_dash

Jeremy. Get it? ...

Jeremy. Get it?
http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/car_news_article.aspx?cp-documentid=475259
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 03:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By geog_dash

Bike is on rack. Another cyclist careens into...

Bike is on rack. Another cyclist careens into it, 200 lb. person stumbles into it, pransker flips it over, etc. Bike would like to fall away from rack but instead twists around on lock or chain. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,986
Posted By geog_dash

Check out Sheldon Brown's essay:...

Check out Sheldon Brown's essay: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/frame-materials.html

Bottom line, you can make a dream ride or a brick out of anything.

Personally, I prefer steel for commuting. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By geog_dash

Interesting, although to me it seems sufficient...

Interesting, although to me it seems sufficient to say bikes have the same rights and responsibilites as any other vehicle on the road. That includes the responsibility to produce or reflect light...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-06, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,646
Posted By geog_dash

Mostly smooth pavement. Occassional bumpy...

Mostly smooth pavement. Occassional bumpy pavement, grass, and sidewalks. 3-5 miles, although I've gone 20-30.

I use MKS GR-9's with Soma cages and straps. GR-9's are nice because they have a flat...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-06, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 916,236
Posted By geog_dash

A police car blocked 12th St. - my usual road....

A police car blocked 12th St. - my usual road. Distant blinking lights indicated some horrendous crash at the intersection a mile ahead. I considered going home and waiting it out, then diverted to...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-06, 09:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,402
Posted By geog_dash

More annoying than number of lights is number of...

More annoying than number of lights is number of modes. I have to click my tail light twice to turn it on, and three times to turn it off. That's all I use - on or off. The clicks access four...
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