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09-12-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By HumbleGrendel

RIP. :( According to the news...

RIP. :( According to the news (http://www.komonews.com/news/28274204.html) he is on the run. Police are looking for a 2008 white Scion TC with a plate of 523-XEM.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,251
Posted By HumbleGrendel

What is the difference between a minivan and most...

What is the difference between a minivan and most SUVs? Crash compatibility. My family has a small car (Scion xA) so I absolutely hate SUVs and trucks that have a bumper that comes up to my window.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,886
Posted By HumbleGrendel

He has nothing to apologize for. Esculating the...

He has nothing to apologize for. Esculating the situation by swearing at the truck occupants wasn't a wise thing to do, but they don't have any slight to complain about. They were trolling for this...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,827
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Stores already ban loitering. Why not enforce...

Stores already ban loitering. Why not enforce the loitering rule on kids hanging around on their bikes? If an adult or kid rides to the store on a bike, it should not be prohibited. The OP has...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,000
Posted By HumbleGrendel

The Sammamish River Trail passes the Red Hook...

The Sammamish River Trail passes the Red Hook Brewery. I haven't stopped during my commute, but it gets very very tempting on a warm day when you can smell the hops.
06-20-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Awesome. I've thoroughly enjoyed our InStep...

Awesome. I've thoroughly enjoyed our InStep since my son was 1 year old. (now 3) I do have one tip for bumpy rides - place a 4" foam pad, cut to size, under the seat from the back. I haven't...
06-10-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,235
Posted By HumbleGrendel

First, I'm assuming that you are wearing a...

First, I'm assuming that you are wearing a helmet. Monkey see, monkey do. If heat isn't an issue, how about putting a thin cap on beneath the helmet?
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,356
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yeah that does sound like best advice. Thanks...

Yeah that does sound like best advice. Thanks everyone for your input!

For those who can shrug off a 12 inch pass easier than me, I get much less upset when it doesn't appear to be an intentional...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,356
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I'll try to be a little more (non)descriptive: A...

I'll try to be a little more (non)descriptive: A car passed within 12 inches and I think it was intentional and I'm not comfortable with a car passing within 12 inches. In WA, the law says that...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,356
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yeah that is a problem. While it's possible...

Yeah that is a problem. While it's possible (although unlikely) that he always drives like that and just didn't see me in my high-vis jacket and blinky lights, the culpability is still there for...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,356
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Buzzed by a car - and you know where they live

Yesterday I'm almost home going up a very steep curvy hill in a low traffic neighborhood and I'm buzzed. Tires squealed as he went by within 12 inches of me. I was mad enough when I got home to do...
05-01-08, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Same as bigtruck. See my "Adams Trail-A-Bike...

Same as bigtruck. See my "Adams Trail-A-Bike Compact - 3 yr old (http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=377766)" post. My guy is 37" and I ended up getting the Adam's folder. I trimmed the bottom...
04-28-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yeah, it's a much better riding position now that...

Yeah, it's a much better riding position now that the handlebars lower. It is still a little awkward since the low position causes the grips to bend away from him instead of towards him. I know...
04-28-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I thought I'd come back with a status update. My...

I thought I'd come back with a status update. My little guy just turned 3 and I bought a standard Adam's Trail-A-Bike off of Criagslist.

He only has a 12 inch inseam so I cut off .5" off the...
02-12-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,645
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Rest in Peace kid. I really wish that...

Rest in Peace kid.

I really wish that reporters could understand that they aren't providing relevant information by checking the helmet yes/no box. It just sounds inane when the reporter says...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I don't know if that is sarcasm, but did you know...

I don't know if that is sarcasm, but did you know that survival of the fittest refers to the ability to reproduce? Therefore, you can proudly say that those that are more "fit" are best able to...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 822
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yeah, I don't know if that was a medium sized...

Yeah, I don't know if that was a medium sized tree or a very large branch. I went by it last night and wondered if I could do something about it. I almost picked up the orange cone at the...
01-12-08, 10:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It sounds...

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. It sounds like 3 years old isn't to early and I just need to find the biggest TAB possible that he can fit in this spring.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,401
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Don't let the stereo-typing cop get you down. ...

Don't let the stereo-typing cop get you down. Bikes don't cause accidents - people do. Most often in cars, taxis, and - yes - sometimes bikes.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-08, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,010
Posted By HumbleGrendel

You did the right thing - you didn't post this in...

You did the right thing - you didn't post this in A&S. Riding on the sidewalk *and* being caught unaware at a fast food exit. I'm sure that the streets are quite scary in Houston, but the sidewalks...
01-09-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Adams Trail-A-Bike Compact - 3 yr old

I went to Adams' web site and see there is a new "original folder compact". The compact is listed for 3-5 year olds instead of 4-6 year olds on the original folders. (shorter reach and shorter...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 784
Posted By HumbleGrendel

In the news: As commutes worsen, drivers seek solutions

Some amazing "innovations" . . . because a Segway is more transportable than a bike. :)

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22452906/

"Upon reaching a congestion zone like those in London and...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 12:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,439
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Why stop there? Make sure you also wear a...

Why stop there? Make sure you also wear a motorcycle jacket and pants for increased safety. Of course the increased weight, limited flexibility, and suffocating heat would require the addition of...
11-01-07, 03:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 962
Posted By HumbleGrendel

The guy was a complete jerk for taking off and an...

The guy was a complete jerk for taking off and an idiot for not forseeing a potential situation after seeing your friends turn. With that said, I think it was much more important for you to...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yup, keep it simple. Looks like a lot of great...

Yup, keep it simple. Looks like a lot of great advice and it's great that your company asked for your input. I'd eliminate "nice" from your categories of utopia, acceptable, and nice.
10-12-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,909
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I would not be in that 10%. I like bike lanes if...

I would not be in that 10%. I like bike lanes if they are implemented well, but I stay out of them where I think they are poorly implemented.
10-12-07, 04:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,909
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Sorry I wasn't clear - in the specific bike lane...

Sorry I wasn't clear - in the specific bike lane I referenced the bike lane physically ends before the stop signs. (The seperate grade sidewalk extends out) Obviously, this isn't the norm.
10-12-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,909
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I feel that bike lanes that sporatically start...

I feel that bike lanes that sporatically start and stop are useless - I might as well ride with traffic so I don't have to be constanly merging.

There is a poorly implemented bike lane on my...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-07, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,807
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yup, a good U-lock can be quite heavy. My...

Yup, a good U-lock can be quite heavy. My bulldog lock was mounted on the top tube and came apart while riding in traffic. The lock fell into my empty water bottle cage and decided to grind with...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-07, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,517
Posted By HumbleGrendel

How about just a wooden wheel - no tire...

How about just a wooden wheel - no tire necessary. This would make a pretty slick commuter:

http://www.dkimages.com/discover/previews/993/90017094.JPG
Forum: Commuting
10-05-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,420
Posted By HumbleGrendel

If it is just raining (not windy and stormy) then...

If it is just raining (not windy and stormy) then my motivation is knowing that traffic will be extra awful if I drive to work. The car vs bike commute time is about even for me on sunny days . . ....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,009
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Zip lock freezer bags!

Zip lock freezer bags!
Forum: Commuting
10-05-07, 10:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,146
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Yup, I also try to give the friendly "it is safer...

Yup, I also try to give the friendly "it is safer to ride with traffic." I used to be much more grumpy about it on a particular road near where I work, but it actually has signage that states bikes...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 997
Posted By HumbleGrendel

If you were to strictly follow the law, the only...

If you were to strictly follow the law, the only differently that you should have done was to stop and yield to the pedestrian yourself. (e.g. Did you wait until the ped was at least out of your...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,008
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Some people are stupid. Some people ride bikes. ...

Some people are stupid. Some people ride bikes. Most people drive cars.
09-14-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,673
Posted By HumbleGrendel

That was actually pretty funny seeing how...

That was actually pretty funny seeing how suprised they were that the bicyclist could actually keep up with them in traffic. The best quote was "He's like the Terminator!" In a sad and odd sort of...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Given your requirements, that really sounds like...

Given your requirements, that really sounds like the best plan. Since it is your beloved make sure you have a good U-lock. I loved getting around campus on my mountain bike, but did have the seat...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,783
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Hehheh, same here. I just started commuting by...

Hehheh, same here. I just started commuting by bicycle in May. My route was very predictable throughout the summer and now traffic patterns changed a bit now that school has started. I'm just glad...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,716
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Thanks for posting this! It is great seeing the...

Thanks for posting this! It is great seeing the video to see how accidents happen like this and to help educate all of us. I know that I've been in potentially risky filtering situations and I try...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,351
Posted By HumbleGrendel

What a wonderful discussion about buzzing...

What a wonderful discussion about buzzing pedestrians along with air horns, paintballs, and water squirts. Are people on bikes really no different than people in cars? I'll move on to the next...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-07, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,128
Posted By HumbleGrendel

I always signal right with my left arm at the 90...

I always signal right with my left arm at the 90 degree angle. I think that it is much more visible to drivers on my left. I don't know why everyone thinks that it is so baffling to car drivers. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 707
Posted By HumbleGrendel

Joker, I do a Kenmore to Bellevue commute...

Joker,

I do a Kenmore to Bellevue commute and have taken a few different routes so I'm familiar with the area. You can take the Sammamish trail and avoid all of the major hills by adding about 4...
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