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03-21-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By Leisesturm

Joey, we need Universal Health Care or at the...

Joey, we need Universal Health Care or at the very least, Medicare For All; We need a $15/hr. minimum wage; We need Federally Mandated Rent Control and we probablly need a Basic Income subsistence...
03-21-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Leisesturm

Urban speed limits are usually 25mph. A few...

Urban speed limits are usually 25mph. A few enlightened locales use 20 mph. It is simply not true that everyone does SL+ 10 or 15. That is simply not possible in most cities. If speed limits are...
03-21-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Leisesturm

This sounds great:...

This sounds great: https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2018/01/02/dutch-cycling-figures/. Especially this :" The infrastructure the Dutch have at their disposal for all their cycling is phenomenal....
03-21-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By Leisesturm

IF reasonable measures are taken in cities large...

IF reasonable measures are taken in cities large and small, everywhere in this country (USA), such as: reducing or banning non-essential traffic from city centers 9 - 5 or 24/7; lowering city center...
03-20-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,617
Posted By Leisesturm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34
03-20-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,617
Posted By Leisesturm

You aren't kidding. As I understand it, 51% of...

You aren't kidding. As I understand it, 51% of the land area of Los Angeles is parking lot! Just think of what housing costs could be if they could do more 'recent construction' there ...
03-20-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By Leisesturm

I guess my point is that in some states the...

I guess my point is that in some states the unique situation of the bicycle is taken into account. It is not a car. It is allowed on roads but it is expected to defer to 45mph motor traffic. It is...
03-18-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By Leisesturm

Personally I'm not sure it was wise to classify...

Personally I'm not sure it was wise to classify bicycles as legal road vehicles. That was extremely lazy on the part of DOT legislators everywhere. The whole 'vehicular cycling' imbroglio would go...
03-18-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,606
Posted By Leisesturm

IMO the only way that bike makes sense is if, as...

IMO the only way that bike makes sense is if, as another poster suggested, the o.p. takes care of the cables, brake pads and tires and calls it good. Drop bar conversion? Not this bike; Wide range...
03-17-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,400
Posted By Leisesturm

Does Tesla make a profit? Not yet apparently. In...

Does Tesla make a profit? Not yet apparently. In the meantime, I think it's fair to say that Tesla makes money! It's CEO is a man so rich that the model rockets he plays with in his spare time can...
03-16-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,319
Posted By Leisesturm

So why are you still blaming the engineers?...

So why are you still blaming the engineers? "Wrong-headed design"? "The wrong human as their safety focus"? What does that mean? Can you give some concrete examples of how U.S. road infrastructure...
03-15-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,319
Posted By Leisesturm

As I understand it, U.S. limited access highways...

As I understand it, U.S. limited access highways and interstates are designed so that an 85th percentile driver feels comfortable and in control at 80mph. This has been the case for decades. I've...
03-13-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,319
Posted By Leisesturm

Interesting. Very interesting. On a Portland...

Interesting. Very interesting. On a Portland specific forum that I frequent a main pet peeve is how slow Oregon drivers drive. Especially through the I-5 corridor through Portland. You'd think the...
03-13-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,956
Posted By Leisesturm

As I mentioned before I only saw this thread last...

As I mentioned before I only saw this thread last night. I managed to scan quickly the last two or three pages of posts. I knew the temperature in the room had risen because I saw Siu Blue Wind as...
03-13-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,956
Posted By Leisesturm

I haven't looked at low carb diets in any detail...

I haven't looked at low carb diets in any detail but I'm sure you are correct. I drastically reduced my carb intake when I realized I was pre-diabetic. My wife joined me in support although she has a...
03-13-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,956
Posted By Leisesturm

What more need be said then? Take care...

What more need be said then?



Take care of the pennies and the dollars take care of themselves. Did you get your 10,000 steps in yesterday? I did. More probably.
03-12-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,956
Posted By Leisesturm

India has 5x the population of the U.S. Anything...

India has 5x the population of the U.S. Anything studied there has zero correlation to realities on the ground here in the United States. Everyday, hordes of people in the U.S. are diagnosed as Type...
03-12-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 5,956
Posted By Leisesturm

Sugar does not cause diabetes, but a diabetic is...

Sugar does not cause diabetes, but a diabetic is strongly advised to stay away from sugar; a high testosterone level does not cause Prostate cancer, but should one contract Prostate cancer the FIRST...
03-12-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,460
Posted By Leisesturm

As Maleochs has mentioned numerous times in this...

As Maleochs has mentioned numerous times in this thread, most humans wear clothes in the out of doors. What skin is visible on the average person is the relatively small amount between hairline and...
03-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By Leisesturm

We bought a Trek T900 new four years ago. We do...

We bought a Trek T900 new four years ago. We do mileage similar to you and yours and we are still on the original tires. We also have a Raleigh Coupe for tandem club rides and it holds its own agains...
03-10-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,005
Posted By Leisesturm

Wait a couple more years? What's a nervous...

Wait a couple more years? What's a nervous cyclist supposed to do in the meantime? R-r-ride without d-d-documentation?! Surely not. Sell plasma. Hock the family silver, but do not throw a leg over...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 473
Posted By Leisesturm

I lived for many years on Underhilll Ave. between...

I lived for many years on Underhilll Ave. between Sterling Place and Park Place. I worked at the Grand Army Plaza public library. That was a sweet commute. I would personally want more than a 1x7 for...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By Leisesturm

Most people know better than to purpose a folding...

Most people know better than to purpose a folding bike for that kind of mileage. That said, there are people who do the kind of miles you did and much more on folders. People tour on essentially...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,640
Posted By Leisesturm

I have a 2005 Downtube IX FS folder that the o.p....

I have a 2005 Downtube IX FS folder that the o.p. can HAVE. 20" wheels do NOT roll easier than larger wheels. But that does NOT mean that folders aren't very useful as alternatives to full size bikes...
03-07-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,460
Posted By Leisesturm

Autopilots in aircraft at cruising altitude in...

Autopilots in aircraft at cruising altitude in monitored airspace are one thing, autopilots in autonomous vehicles operating on public roads ... ... oh the hubris! What were they smoking? Countless...
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