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11-29-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,548
Views: 199,285
Posted By HPL

I hear ya! Just "rebuilt" a friend's new Kent...

I hear ya! Just "rebuilt" a friend's new Kent mtb; it would serve better as a boat anchor; but being aluminum it's too light, maybe add some flukes. I couldn't believe how maladjusted everything was,...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,424
Posted By rmanera

Yes and No...

My three rules (if I'm going to fudge on a traffic law:)

1)The infraction creates no safety issues for myself, fellow riders or anyone else on the road.
2) My infraction does not cause any...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,424
Posted By Goldrush

Agree. Interestingly recent traffic studies have...

Agree. Interestingly recent traffic studies have shown that cyclists do break traffic laws and that motor vehicles break them more often.
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,424
Posted By Kedosto

My commute riding is sharply focused on safety...

My commute riding is sharply focused on safety and conducted with a nuanced balance of practicality and legality. I do nothing which would compromise my safety. Well, aside from the fact that I...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,424
Posted By Phamilton

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is...

At a vehicle actuated sensor light, if there is no traffic in sight Iíll typically treat it like a 4 way stop. If there are cars approaching the intersection that will trigger the light Iíll wait for...
11-14-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By bruce19

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base...

And, imagine Iran sending their forces to a base in Canada or Mexico and then launching drones and sending forces into upstate NY or AZ because they want our natural resources or they want to support...
11-13-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By jackb

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active...

I was drafted in 1967, and separated from active duty in 1969 after a year in Vietnam. In 1976 I joined the United States Peace Corps and served two years in Malaysia as a teacher. Plenty of people...
11-13-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By rck

JanMM-Actually I respect the stand you took. I...

JanMM-Actually I respect the stand you took. I had a friend who did 2 years in a federal pen. for being a CO and one of the best medics I knew when I was Vietnam carried no weapons of any kind. No...
11-12-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By JanMM

I don't guess there will ever be a Conscientious...

I don't guess there will ever be a Conscientious Objector Day for the small number of us who did that. Highly unlikely.
11-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By Papa Tom

...And stop sending soldiers into harm's way...

...And stop sending soldiers into harm's way under the pretense of protecting our freedom when they are often sent there to protect the profits of greedy large corporation owners. I salute all of...
11-12-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 864
Posted By bruce19

The best thing we could do for vets (I am one) is...

The best thing we could do for vets (I am one) is to stop sending us to war. Also, start supporting us when we come home.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Phamilton

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz...

Forgot to take a pic of the inside. Thatís a 16oz insulated travel mug, cable lock and padlock and keys, wallet, spare tube in the box, phone - and thereís still room for a couple Allen keys, a mini...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,971
Posted By Boxkite

Throw a hammer through your TV screen. Physically...

Throw a hammer through your TV screen. Physically cut the cable leading to your house. Break the WiFi box. Squeeze the life out of your 'smart'... I mean... stupid phone in a vise. Let the air out of...
09-24-19, 01:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,906
Posted By Unca_Sam

Why are they doing it to disrupt things? I know...

Why are they doing it to disrupt things? I know I've done all manner of stupid things for one of two reasons: lack of an appropriate location for the stupid activity, or testosterone-fueled decision...
09-23-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,906
Posted By Unca_Sam

This is the reactionary way to handle the...

This is the reactionary way to handle the problem. If a city wanted to be proactive, they could set up some grass course racing for the kids to have fun, in a safer closed course.
09-23-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,906
Posted By mr_bill

Anyone ever get arrested for "ignoring traffic...

Anyone ever get arrested for "ignoring traffic control devices" while driving a car? Or driving a car in the "middle of the road." Anyone? Anyone?

p.s. Bullies tell people to "stay out of the...
09-11-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,087
Posted By bakerjw

A couple of years back, I got buzzed by a truck...

A couple of years back, I got buzzed by a truck and trailer delivering equipment for a local well known rental company. It is a place where I've rented a lot of things over the years. I didn't get a...
09-06-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,794
Posted By Unca_Sam

Victim Blaming

I've seen this multiple times in the thread and it's inappropriate. This accident was avoidable. The overtaking driver's responsibility was to not hit anything in front of them. End of Story. The...
09-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 23,794
Posted By JW Fas

Cyclist Rear Ended at 55mph

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYMKp71vW-I

A news article also indicated he needed facial reconstructive surgery:...
08-28-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,983
Posted By Kapusta

Sometimes. Depends.

Sometimes.

Depends.
08-14-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,247
Posted By Hypno Toad

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and...

A fact about irresponsible people in cars and irresponsible people on bikes - the all have people in common.

It has nothing to do with the mode of transport, jerks are jerks; and kind people are...
08-13-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,381
Posted By Leisesturm

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own...

You don't get any bragging rights then. I do own a smartphone and I do know how to text. I even know how to use speech to text. But I will not interact with my smartphone while driving a vehicle....
08-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,087
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was...

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was passing a long line of traffic, following docilely behind a huge tractor, that if it had been me on my bicycle taking the lane (and keep in mind, I'm...
08-13-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,247
Posted By Hypno Toad

I was discussing this very issue with a local...

I was discussing this very issue with a local bike advocacy group leader - he said they are pushing our state (Minnesota) to require changing lanes to pass a person on bike. This makes it 'easily'...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,660
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Tell them "bikes get stolen" if they look at your...

Tell them "bikes get stolen" if they look at your funny. Better if you have a personal story about it. People get more understanding when they understand why.
08-12-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,247
Posted By TiHabanero

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to...

Nothing comes of it because there is no way to enforce it. Just a joke of a law to make some lobbyists feel good. Until the hearts of mankind are changed, we will live in turmoil at the edge of the...
08-12-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,247
Posted By Troul

Unless it's enforced by the local law...

Unless it's enforced by the local law enforcement, it'll always be like that.
08-12-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 14,247
Posted By TiHabanero

Too Many Irresponsible Cagers

In Michigan the passing law that went into effect earlier this year is 3 feet. When passing a person on a bicycle, give them no less than 3 feet clearance. When it passed I scoffed at it and remarked...
08-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 28,392
Posted By Brocephus

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles...

On a happier note, I did my usual 30-40 miles today, and nobody flew past me, nearly taking the skin off my elbow, revving their engine and spraying me with exhaust, or shouting obscenities at me !...
08-10-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By canklecat

Improvised bags are a PITA without the mounting...

Improvised bags are a PITA without the mounting hardware for racks. More trouble than it's worth. And potentially dangerous if a strap flops into the wheels. Been there, done that. Finally got...
08-10-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 10,723
Posted By linberl

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I...

It just depends on how you use your e-bike. I rode today with my adult son, PAS at a very low level, stepped my gearing up two cogs from my normal analog setting, and kept my usual cadence. It was a...
08-03-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,087
Posted By Lemond1985

Human nature. Just like how when you're driving...

Human nature. Just like how when you're driving in heavy traffic, if someone sees a gap in traffic start to close, they feel obligated to try to squeeze in at the last second. Even if they have...
08-03-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,087
Posted By Brocephus

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always...

Yeah, it seems like pick-up truck guys are always the most annoyed at having to slow down for 5 whole seconds, or move half a lane to the left. The vast majority of any aggressive/hostile attitude...
08-03-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 25,087
Posted By livedarklions

I'm not proud of this behavior, and don't...

I'm not proud of this behavior, and don't recommend it to anyone sane, but I just explode verbally and with gestures at people who do this, including screaming, spitting, balling up my fists, and...
07-31-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,087
Posted By gregf83

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20...

HUD for vehicles has been around for close to 20 yrs but never seems to catch on for some reason. Itís available on some new cars but not many.

I drove my sons Tesla model 3 and I think that will...
07-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By Eggman84

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes...

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes with ones designed so that the rack can mount to the brake bosses. See...
07-30-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By HillRider

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by...

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by the bolts that attach the rack to the dropouts so the brake bolts are plenty strong enough. However, you have V-brakes and the bolts that attach the...
07-30-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,676
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane...

It did sound like they blocked off the right lane for the event. Perhaps Ms. Oswald was passing another group and was over-focused on that. Being "in the zone" usually results in the exclusion of...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,461
Posted By TXBDan

I thought i already replied with this, but i...

I thought i already replied with this, but i guess not.

Daytime running lights! Especially the rear blinkie, keep it on day and night.

The Trek ABCs sum it up nicely:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,996
Posted By fredzyn2

I'm fine with e-bikes as long as they: -...

I'm fine with e-bikes as long as they:

- Stay off Strava etc.
- Stay out of races (see Bianchi's line-up of e-bikes)
- Don't crash all over me (so maybe stay away from the A-rides)
- Don't make...
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,114
Posted By axolotl

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this....

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this. This is a bike touring forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By GreenAnvil

This is what I use:...

This is what I use: https://www.rei.com/product/110178/cygolite-dash-460-hotshot-micro-30-bike-light-set

The front light goes upside-down on the handlebar.

I also run a GoPro Hero Seesion on...
07-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,327
Posted By davester

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A...

But why even bother with "glueless" patches? A vulcanizing patch (e.g. Rema) will take just a couple of minutes longer than a glueless patch to install (i.e. the time to smear on the cement and wait...
07-22-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,327
Posted By Clipped_in

OP, did you apply consistent pressure on the...

OP, did you apply consistent pressure on the patch for 30 seconds after applying it? This is very important!

I consider glueless patches to be a temporary fix to get me out of a jam out on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By rutan74

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They...

Ahh, look no further than a motorcycle. They must have the headlight on at all times TO BE SEEN.

She is at fault, period. Turning against traffic, no brainer who is at fault. I would guess...
07-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,327
Posted By 79pmooney

Life's too short not to use Rema patches. There...

Life's too short not to use Rema patches. There are other good ones. (I suspect some of the good non-Remas are made by Rema and re-branded.) Vulcanizing technology is very old and far from a trade...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By bruce19

This is the typical car/motorcycle accident and...

This is the typical car/motorcycle accident and the "I didn't see him" refrain is like a mantra. Many years ago I fitted a headlight to my motorcycle that had a flashing mode. Others did too. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,651
Posted By on the path

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07-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,584
Posted By genec

But obviously, according to the morning news... ...

But obviously, according to the morning news... it was the helmet that was the most important thing... NOT "DRIVING SAFELY." And that is what I picked up on... blaming the victim... last I...
07-21-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,231
Posted By delbiker1

I am a drinker of a lot of water, not just when...

I am a drinker of a lot of water, not just when riding. I rarely go anywhere without a glass or bottle of water with me. When it is hot I drink a 32 oz. bottle in about an hour. I used to drink...
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