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Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By noisebeam

I didn't mean it as a boycott to drive a business...

I didn't mean it as a boycott to drive a business model change, only as my personal preference.
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By noisebeam

The emissions are terrible for lawn equipment. ...

The emissions are terrible for lawn equipment. Horrible. Sure newer stuff has more regulation, but in net it is all way too high. Worth reading for details:...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By noisebeam

I have a dumb phone for calls and a iTouch with...

I have a dumb phone for calls and a iTouch with wifi for data. But I can't use it while on the road as it needs wifi.

I have never had an issue calling for cab or with ride quality, gets to me in...
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By noisebeam

Until these ride services can pick up with a...

Until these ride services can pick up with a phone call they won't get my business.
Forum: Foo
06-05-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,127
Posted By noisebeam

Shower at work. Rocks in the yard.

Shower at work.
Rocks in the yard.
Forum: Foo
06-04-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 3,971
Posted By noisebeam

Stepped off the trail for a toke? Or did the...

Stepped off the trail for a toke? Or did the edibles kick in?
Forum: Foo
05-22-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By noisebeam

Rare indeed. Hondo nailed it in that anyone can...

Rare indeed. Hondo nailed it in that anyone can set up an ambush if they were determined to attack.
Even the most hyper vigilant won't detect a good ambush and likely won't be ready.

I recall...
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 618
Posted By noisebeam

My last >300 mile ride was 324 with over 22,000ft...

My last >300 mile ride was 324 with over 22,000ft of climbing and it took 3 days. I suspect it would take 6 days if I needed to recharge my ebike every 43 miles, unless it can charge up on the...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,393
Posted By noisebeam

When I ride home in 115F I sweat like crazy. But...

When I ride home in 115F I sweat like crazy. But it dries of instantly on wind facing surfaces. Too much in fact as my sweat can't keep up with the evaporation and I get hotter and hotter.
Then I...
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By noisebeam

The 10-18 is excellent stopped down a bit. Soft...

The 10-18 is excellent stopped down a bit. Soft wide open though and only f3.5. I've barely played with, let alone tested, it and the 18-135 as they are so new. They both have IS which is new to me...
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By noisebeam

I see no reason to replace my iphone 6. Unless...

I see no reason to replace my iphone 6. Unless the new phones can produce faster Strava segments.
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By noisebeam

I see the 24/1.4 weighs 650g. Not so bad. The...

I see the 24/1.4 weighs 650g. Not so bad. The 5D is 595g = 1245g total.
I too 'see' at the wide angle, at about 24mm also (I use 15mm fisheye de-fished a lot which is about 24mm equivalent)
...
Forum: Foo
05-21-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By noisebeam

What lenses do you take on a long hike or...

What lenses do you take on a long hike or backpack? I just 'upgraded' my 30D to an entry level 200D (same sensor as 80D) for a lightweight DSLR. Still may go FF or to the 80D successor.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,327
Posted By noisebeam

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1172669-mirro...

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1172669-mirrors.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1172495-commuting-music.html
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

As I noted earlier I listen to music every...

As I noted earlier I listen to music every commute every weekday 22mi RT in traffic for the past 15+ years. I ride fast which keeps things a bit more exciting, but over the years the route has become...
Forum: Foo
05-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By noisebeam

And/or a flashlight strobe to the face will...

And/or a flashlight strobe to the face will disorient attacker

I recommend this one
https://www.fenixlighting.com/product/fenix-uc35-v2-rechargeable-flashlight/
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,278
Posted By noisebeam

My next door neighbor owns three dually diesel...

My next door neighbor owns three dually diesel pickups. One of his side business in RV sales, so I see the need for one. But the other two are for his wife and son. He only has room for two so he...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 272,991
Posted By noisebeam

By the trail on Sunday's hike ...

By the trail on Sunday's hike
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Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By noisebeam

There has been an ongoing rabies outbreak here...

There has been an ongoing rabies outbreak here that is primarily affecting foxes. The sick ones have multiple times attacked people on the trail and they will attack until death. So if attacked you...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,278
Posted By noisebeam

All businesses prioritize marketing their most...

All businesses prioritize marketing their most profitable goods. You've been got too apparently.
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,278
Posted By noisebeam

They promote the vehicles that are most...

They promote the vehicles that are most profitable for them.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

Bob, you play so smoothly. ...

Bob, you play so smoothly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zi1-Slm8zo
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,393
Posted By noisebeam

Alcohol, especially in high concentration, will...

Alcohol, especially in high concentration, will dry out the skin badly with repeated topical use.
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By noisebeam

Just be sure to buy a switch for the switch. ...

Just be sure to buy a switch for the switch. They could smoke especially if regularly used with an inductive load.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,540
Posted By noisebeam

I've used a handlebar mirror for many years,...

I've used a handlebar mirror for many years, attaches to hoods. Works great, can see clearly, etc. Don't commute without it as it allows for much smoother interaction with other drivers....
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By noisebeam

I think it is for the pleasure of resetting the...

I think it is for the pleasure of resetting the clock every day.
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By noisebeam

Motors are an inductive load. You effectively get...

Motors are an inductive load. You effectively get a spike of reverse high voltage when switching off as energy stored in in coils is released. This can cause arcing in switch. See this:...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,393
Posted By noisebeam

Correct. Fortunately I have always had shower at...

Correct. Fortunately I have always had shower at work, except for one year in Sept/Oct, but it was cooler then in the AM - I did the shower first and baby wipes at work trick. Another year the...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

It is the opposite for me. I like music to go...

It is the opposite for me. I like music to go along with all the traffic noise, but when in a rural areas want to hear the quiet and bits of nature.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

That is very true for me biking, walking hiking,...

That is very true for me biking, walking hiking, EXCEPT my cycling commute of which I have been riding the same two routes for 15yrs+. It is just not that interesting anymore.
I do only listen to...
05-09-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By noisebeam

Don't watch. Read from (and about) sources from...

Don't watch. Read from (and about) sources from around the world.
Forum: Foo
05-09-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 272,991
Posted By noisebeam

Getting ready for a May contest submission? ;)

Getting ready for a May contest submission? ;)
Forum: Foo
05-09-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,389
Posted By noisebeam

Hmmm. Not sure if I am the one who is supposed...

Hmmm. Not sure if I am the one who is supposed to tally votes or not.
By total votes:
deal: 4
nb: 3
cg: 3
nond: 3

Or if the votes are in ranked order: (votes x place):
nb: 3x1
deal: 1x1,...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

Cruise may be OK at hand height, but no way would...

Cruise may be OK at hand height, but no way would I mount speakers on bars.
The Charge is much louder than those mini JBL speakers.
I just bought another used one as backup.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,839
Posted By noisebeam

I've used the JBL Charge (original) since 2013...

I've used the JBL Charge (original) since 2013 for every commute. The original fits perfectly in a water bottle holder. The later models are a bit larger and do not.
When phone rings it goes quiet...
Forum: Foo
05-09-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,528
Posted By noisebeam

Sure, just keep this holy grail of wired phones a...

Sure, just keep this holy grail of wired phones a secret.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,179
Posted By noisebeam

Most likely underinflated and resulting pinch...

Most likely underinflated and resulting pinch flat. That happened to me once.
05-08-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,521
Posted By noisebeam

I only buy lights that have batteries that can be...

I only buy lights that have batteries that can be charged separate from the light. It is OK if the battery can also be charged in the light, but it also need to be swappable.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,179
Posted By noisebeam

fiets is a bot? huh?

fiets is a bot? huh?
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By noisebeam

I went to ARHS, but lived in the surrounding hills

I went to ARHS, but lived in the surrounding hills
Forum: Foo
05-08-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By noisebeam

Ipswich is not Boston. I've spend a good amount...

Ipswich is not Boston.
I've spend a good amount of time visiting both.
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By noisebeam

wild? that would be much more interesting...

wild?

that would be much more interesting...
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 272,991
Posted By noisebeam

Watching the sunset on same Saturday evening...

Watching the sunset on same Saturday evening hike.
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Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3,548
Views: 272,991
Posted By noisebeam

This little one was in the middle of the nearly...

This little one was in the middle of the nearly unused hiking trail at 6pm. Not sure if alive, dead or dying......
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By noisebeam

Everyone has their limits to sound or visual...

Everyone has their limits to sound or visual quality. Keep turning down the fidelity and even RR will find his.
Violin is in the middle, easy to reproduce freq range. The harder part is...
Forum: Foo
05-07-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,528
Posted By noisebeam

Problem is not the move to wireless, but this...

Problem is not the move to wireless, but this specific implementation.
Forum: Foo
05-06-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,580
Posted By noisebeam

Outlaw makes great subs to pair with smaller L/R...

Outlaw makes great subs to pair with smaller L/R speakers like the A5's. Try the Ultra x12. Or if a small room the m8.
Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 Powered Subwoofer...
Forum: Foo
05-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,580
Posted By noisebeam

That is a funny typo.

That is a funny typo.
Forum: Foo
05-05-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,288
Posted By noisebeam

Highers sampling rate results in a higher...

Highers sampling rate results in a higher frequency cut off. But no change in response below.
Forum: Foo
05-03-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,580
Posted By noisebeam

I don't mean an audiophile type system. Just a...

I don't mean an audiophile type system. Just a standard consumer one. Most anything is better than the 2" rear facing speakers in a TV set.

I am happy to and do listen to music on a range of...
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