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11-07-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,269
Posted By Joemess

Its called "Science" and it uses the "scientific...

Its called "Science" and it uses the "scientific method". You will note that I mentioned "small sample size" and "anecdotal". I had hoped both of these terms would have clued you in. I guess...
11-05-13, 08:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,269
Posted By Joemess

By looking for causality. Correlation of events...

By looking for causality. Correlation of events is to easy to get wrong simply by looking at a small sample sizes or using anecdotal events
11-05-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,269
Posted By Joemess

You should write a strongly worded letter and use...

You should write a strongly worded letter and use lots of exclamation points, caps lock, and bold type.

I find it extrodinarily hard to believe that an earbud is the devil.
Forum: Commuting
10-29-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,643
Posted By Joemess

I second what all have said in regard to riding...

I second what all have said in regard to riding the route at different times. My commute is 15 or 16 miles depending on one slight variation. (16=flat vs. 15=big ole hill) You get used to it. ...
10-12-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,998
Posted By Joemess

Just make sure you sign your organ donor card...

Just make sure you sign your organ donor card...
10-12-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By Joemess

If I am wanting to lose weight I calculate 25...

If I am wanting to lose weight I calculate 25 calories per mile (6'2", 195#). This allows me to not feel like I can eat at 5 guys every night because I am riding every other day. I keep a food...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-13, 04:38 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,302
Posted By Joemess

Here is a plethora of info ...

Here is a plethora of info

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=brandishing+a+concealed+weapon+convictions

Feel free to read to your hearts content. I am stepping out of this discussion at this point for the...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,302
Posted By Joemess

It means, just what it says.... If you think...

It means, just what it says.... If you think what you are doing is legal and it is working for you, then good luck with that. However, I know you are wrong in regards to the laws in SC as I...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,302
Posted By Joemess

Good luck with that!

Good luck with that!
10-08-13, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By Joemess

A couple of things to keep in mind and this is in...

A couple of things to keep in mind and this is in no way meant to be discouraging.

1. Online calculators for calories burned are so far off on a correct number as to be useless. While still no...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-13, 09:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joemess

30 miles round trip, I do it every other day...

30 miles round trip, I do it every other day (Mon/Wed/Fri one week and Tues/Thurs the next) I am a teacher so I am regularly carrying papers, a laptop and sometimes a change of clothes although I...
09-09-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,769
Posted By Joemess

It is ALL about what you eat. Oddly enough...

It is ALL about what you eat. Oddly enough this summer I was not able to ride due to schedule conflicts and the constant rain. Now that I am back at work (I teach) I commute by bike every other...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,528
Posted By Joemess

so, in other words... rather than pull of and...

so, in other words... rather than pull of and let built up traffic pass, you decided to be an ambassador for the sport and create a long line of people who will appreciate and show respect to the...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,618
Posted By Joemess

It sits in the back of my classroom. No lock and...

It sits in the back of my classroom. No lock and the kids know I might go crazy if they touch it...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,653
Posted By Joemess

Todays Commute was SWEET! First day of school...

Todays Commute was SWEET! First day of school is tomorrow and I was able to ride into work with only minimal stuff (just a change of cloths) to get my classroom ready. Tomorrow I will need to...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Joemess

First on these tires.. On my dedicated road...

First on these tires.. On my dedicated road bike I can get one off and back on in just a few minutes whether on the side of the road or in the shop. The issue was that last few inched you have to...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Joemess

Tire advice...mine are too good.

Finally after a year of commuting I had a flat. Luckily it was in the weekend so I sat on the couch and tried to change it....45 minutes later I had managed to get the tire off the rim and back on. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-13, 09:51 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,302
Posted By Joemess

Yes. That is exactly what I am saying, you can...

Yes. That is exactly what I am saying, you can claim "bollocks" all you want. If you are carrying a weapon, and you feel threatened enough to pull it, you had better use it. If you pull it and...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 13,302
Posted By Joemess

just showing your weapon here as you describe is...

just showing your weapon here as you describe is called "brandishing" and it will get you time in jail. Anyone who has gone through a concealed carry course is told that if you get to the point of...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Joemess

The rack is simply one that I picked up at the...

The rack is simply one that I picked up at the local bike shop, nothing special but it fit my trunk bag. I will look into the other ones you listed. This is getting far more complicated than I...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Joemess

A couple more I am looking at: I know I should...

A couple more I am looking at: I know I should have figured this all before, however I have to see it to really get my head around how it all fits together...
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Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Joemess

These two images show the lack of clearance. ...

These two images show the lack of clearance. The dimensions of this bag are: 18inches by 12inches. I did look at their switchback 2 and the dimensions there are 15 X 10. While I have been...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Joemess

Converting CAAD X Crossbike to Commuting.

Hey folks, last year I started commuting to work on my CaadX, I used a rear rack and a trunk bag by Arkle. THis year I thought I would be clever and purchase a set or rear Panniers to allow me to...
09-27-12, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,554
Posted By Joemess

I am a big fan of the "pb&j" sandwich. Little...

I am a big fan of the "pb&j" sandwich. Little simple carbs, little protein, a little fat. Easy to digest.
Replies: 42
Views: 2,526
Posted By Joemess

Well. I have done thee centuries this month. ...

Well. I have done thee centuries this month. One near the beginning of the month was a training ride for the two centuries I completed this weekend.

9/22. 102 miles. 5 hours 10 minutes
9/23....
09-22-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Joemess

It is, hence why I like to eat out of my garden...

It is, hence why I like to eat out of my garden and local farmer markets...
09-20-12, 10:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,050
Posted By Joemess

Organic = better or even tastes better ...

Organic = better or even tastes better

Nutrient wise not really was the finding of the last study I read. I still prefer to get my food out of my garden and the local farmers market, but I do...
09-12-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,731
Posted By Joemess

None. Maybe if I am riding a century I will...

None. Maybe if I am riding a century I will take one about halfway through, but that is rare...
08-20-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,060
Posted By Joemess

Based on a recommendation from my dear wife (well...

Based on a recommendation from my dear wife (well it was more like a direct order not to be ignored) I simply wash them out when I get in the shower after a ride. I still wash them in the machine,...
08-17-12, 04:49 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,206
Posted By Joemess

Do you really have to ask this? Take it...

Do you really have to ask this?

Take it off of the rider. Not only is that 5 lbs you are no longer carrying up a hill, it f less pounds of strain on your heart and lungs which will allow you...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,445
Posted By Joemess

they honked.... I cannot imagine calling the...

they honked.... I cannot imagine calling the local sheriff for being honked at. THey would likely cite me for wasting their time.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 05:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,732
Posted By Joemess

I prefer to wear earbuds made by skull candy. I...

I prefer to wear earbuds made by skull candy. I loop them through my helment straps to keep them from being yanked out of my ears. Listen to them at a reasonable volume not because I am listening...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-12, 05:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,732
Posted By Joemess

wow.... just to clarify, just what will a car...

wow.... just to clarify, just what will a car that is about to hit me from behind sound like? Considering the disparity in speed, is there a pill I can take that will give me super human...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,445
Posted By Joemess

I am sure they were never the same after....

I am sure they were never the same after....
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,445
Posted By Joemess

Wow.... That will show em. Do you guys that...

Wow.... That will show em. Do you guys that constantly feel harassed ever think y'all may be looking for ways to be slighted? Heck, I live in 'cousin Humper' South Carolina, an area not known...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-12, 03:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,445
Posted By Joemess

I don't think it's in my best interest to piss...

I don't think it's in my best interest to piss off the drivers I am likely to see every morning. I share the road with the drivers and I have never had a problem.
08-02-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 690
Posted By Joemess

I still have my airplane on a stick....

I still have my airplane on a stick....
Forum: Foo
07-25-12, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By Joemess

I know a jeep key with the chip is close to a...

I know a jeep key with the chip is close to a hundred bucks to replace...:(
Forum: Foo
07-25-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,073
Posted By Joemess

My son likes to play with the fob for my truck...

My son likes to play with the fob for my truck just to make the horn honk. He thinks it's funny...I do too now.
Forum: Foo
07-25-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 16,533
Posted By Joemess

I know this is reviving a zombie thread but..... ...

I know this is reviving a zombie thread but..... never again

1. I have looked at that stuff and considered it before.

2. My wife and I have just spent the last hour reading reviews crying...
Forum: Foo
07-22-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Joemess

Seriously? Photoshopped versions of what celebs...

Seriously? Photoshopped versions of what celebs "may" look like? Yeesh... A litte green with envy maybe?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,744
Posted By Joemess

I can but it was because it was a bunch of girls...

I can but it was because it was a bunch of girls in a car waving.... I feel bad for them as they all must have had pretty poor eyesight.


Most honkers are harmless and I get the feeling some...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,221
Posted By Joemess

I used to hear a few beeps when I was riding.... ...

I used to hear a few beeps when I was riding.... Now I cannot hear them over whatever I happen to be listening that day.


Most folks that beep are doing it out of what they feel is being...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,290
Posted By Joemess

Best thing to do? Nothing. Let it go, it's not...

Best thing to do? Nothing. Let it go, it's not worth the confrontation if you do catch the person. I have done the same thing (chasing the car) and really it did nothing but make me more angry. ...
07-19-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,605
Posted By Joemess

Not here.... If its not public, or you do not...

Not here.... If its not public, or you do not own it, you are trespassing.
07-19-12, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,605
Posted By Joemess

Oh please!!! Don't break out the hat.....

Oh please!!! Don't break out the hat.....
07-15-12, 06:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,605
Posted By Joemess

If someone "with" authority hired him and enabled...

If someone "with" authority hired him and enabled him, he has all the authority he needs....



BTW, that is not being "hassled"
07-15-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,605
Posted By Joemess

It may very well be private property depending on...

It may very well be private property depending on who paid for the roads when they initially built the park. Let us know how it goes when you get ticketed
07-08-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By Joemess

Those are notoriously inaccurate. A good rule of...

Those are notoriously inaccurate. A good rule of thumb that many use is simply to multiply 25-30 calories per mile. Even then, that is an estimate...however it is closer to realistic and far more...
03-14-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By Joemess

No kidding.... I pulled out a bottle of a very...

No kidding.... I pulled out a bottle of a very nice japanese vinager the other night and was shocked that 1 tsp had 1050mg sodium in it.... Will not be eating that!
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