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11-22-12, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,097
Posted By Speedwagon98

I stopped using flashing lights, when I was...

I stopped using flashing lights, when I was repeatedly told that the DiNotte's are a bit hard to follow on flash. Even on the lowest solid setting, they are still quite bright. I'd rather not blind...
11-21-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

Tell that to all the dead deer on the roads. When...

Tell that to all the dead deer on the roads. When an unlit, dark object suddenly presents itself in front of a moving vehicle, it is, for all intents and purposes, invisible until it is within the...
11-20-12, 06:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

Yes, the police weren't called because it was...

Yes, the police weren't called because it was believed there were no injuries. The kid insisted he was fine, and walked off. This is the primary reason the police were not called at the time. And...
11-20-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

Correct. I understand your point, but...

Correct.



I understand your point, but there is such an incredibly small chance that she didn't have her lights on, that's it's not a conceivable thing to happen. And I did specifically ask...
11-19-12, 10:54 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

There are no sidewalks in the subdivision. He...

There are no sidewalks in the subdivision. He was on the right side of the road, traveling towards(head on) my mother. Insurance wasn't called at the time, because the deductible is more than the...
11-19-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

According to the police last night, the kid had...

According to the police last night, the kid had slightly changed his story. It sounded like he told them that basically the same story, except he said my mom didn't have her lights on. Otherwise,...
11-18-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 6,125
Posted By Speedwagon98

My mom hit a kid the other day on a bicycle...

Friday night, I get a call from my mom. She is all kinds of freaked out, because she just hit a 16 year old kid on a bicycle.

Driving home after work, she was in her subdivision(a 25mph side...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Speedwagon98

One of the first things I did when I bought this...

One of the first things I did when I bought this bike, was to add the planet bike fenders on it.

Hadn't thought of chaps.
Forum: Commuting
10-04-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By Speedwagon98

It got cold for the first time this fall...

Time to start thinking about winter riding! I learned today that my warm weather gloves are not going to cut it in the mid-range temps. And my cold weather lobster claws are overkill for the...
09-25-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By Speedwagon98

There is an anti-motorcycle sentiment as we as...

There is an anti-motorcycle sentiment as we as anti-bicycle. It comes from a different reason though. Motorcycles are loud, speed, and drive aggressively, whereas bicycles are slow, unsafe, and...
09-25-12, 02:48 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,138
Posted By Speedwagon98

So... Since this guy thinks vehicles on the road...

So... Since this guy thinks vehicles on the road going slower than him shouldn't be there, and feels honking is the appropriate action... When I find myself behind this guy on my 750cc powered 2...
09-25-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By Speedwagon98

Don't forget about the altitude difference. If...

Don't forget about the altitude difference. If you combine exercise with drinking, 4-5000ft higher than you normally are, it might kick your ass in a hurry. So take it easy until you know how...
09-25-12, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By Speedwagon98

Bicycle lanes added on campus

The Auraria campus used to be a pedestrian only area. Bicycles were not allowed to be ridden through the campus at all, you had to walk them across. For this semester, they decided to add a bicycle...
09-25-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,541
Posted By Speedwagon98

There is definitely a double standard out there. ...

There is definitely a double standard out there.

Just last week, I rolled through a stop sign on my way home, through the park. The speed limit in the park is 15mph. Cars routinely go 25-30...
04-23-11, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Speedwagon98

Thanks! Battery operated for now.

Thanks! Battery operated for now.
04-23-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Speedwagon98

What kind of light?

Do I need for this type of rack mount?

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_WxeTPWcu1ys/TbMervLdyYI/AAAAAAAAAVc/GdWe0E0UwCo/s912/IMAG0103.jpg
04-21-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,368
Posted By Speedwagon98

But is that true of all the detectors? Or just...

But is that true of all the detectors? Or just some? I'm sure newer ones likely can, but what if the sensor is 20 years old? It might not be a fixable problem, but I don't know enough about the...
04-19-11, 07:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By Speedwagon98

Wish I could go, but I'll be camping in Utah from...

Wish I could go, but I'll be camping in Utah from from May 16-28!
04-19-11, 11:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By Speedwagon98

For the most part, you just described Denver as...

For the most part, you just described Denver as well.
04-18-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 762
Posted By Speedwagon98

Hey Denver, honkers?

I moved to Cap Hill 2 weeks ago, so now my commute to school is via the city streets. I am no longer just riding down a suburban bicycle lane to/from the train station, where nobody honked for...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,738
Posted By Speedwagon98

I got my Feedback sports Velo Cache 2 stand for...

I got my Feedback sports Velo Cache 2 stand for $1 because of the 20% off coupon and my dividend. Apparently I spent a lot of money there this past year.
04-09-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Speedwagon98

I went with the Feedback Velo Cache 2 bike model....

I went with the Feedback Velo Cache 2 bike model. The 2 bike and 4 bike mast are the same thing, with the 4 bike only adding a longer foot and 2 more cradle sets. And the cradle arms certainly seem...
04-08-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Speedwagon98

http://2009.feltracing.com/09-catalog/cruiser/thre...

http://2009.feltracing.com/09-catalog/cruiser/three-speed-cruisers/09-mp.aspx
04-07-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Speedwagon98

Well I did call Feedback, and while the official...

Well I did call Feedback, and while the official rating is 40lbs per cradle, the guy told me he's hung some very heavy things from them in his own house, including something that was 46lbs on just...
04-07-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Speedwagon98

I looked at those, but it says 40lbs per cradle...

I looked at those, but it says 40lbs per cradle set. I would exceed that by 10+lbs with the Felt.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-11, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 239
Posted By Speedwagon98

Decreased commute distance, increased riding

Just moved from Littleton to Denver this past weekend. Now, instead of riding 2 miles each way to the light rail, I can ride the 3 miles each way to campus. Not only do I get an extra 2 miles just...
04-07-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Speedwagon98

Heavy duty vertical bike storage?

Just moved into a new apartment in Denver. Much smaller than my last place, and no garage(but much cheaper too). I'm wanting to keep the bikes inside my apartment, but the problem is my Felt weighs...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 04:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,264
Posted By Speedwagon98

That's the only thing I don't like about this...

That's the only thing I don't like about this environment. I have to check the weather every day, and look to see if there is going to be sun too.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 03:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,264
Posted By Speedwagon98

For some reason, your statement reminded me of...

For some reason, your statement reminded me of this:
Forum: Commuting
03-17-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,432
Posted By Speedwagon98

But if you don't have a sidecar, you can't do the...

But if you don't have a sidecar, you can't do the sidecar wheelie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ztgy75RTo4

BTW, being in a sidecar like that is both unnerving, and very cool, at the same time....
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,264
Posted By Speedwagon98

I like the way you rigged that up. I think it'd...

I like the way you rigged that up. I think it'd be great if someone made a foldable top rack for things like that! Never seen such a thing though.
Forum: Commuting
03-16-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Speedwagon98

See, that reported never took a good math class. ...

See, that reported never took a good math class. Because, as we all know, you have to ask the question "Is the answer reasonable?" Clearly, 30k pigs in a river is not a reasonable answer, unless it...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Speedwagon98

I'll gladly take a back seat driver to some ahole...

I'll gladly take a back seat driver to some ahole that thinks I should be on the sidewalk though!

But I do use the commute home as a way to get some exercise. To the train station is all...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By Speedwagon98

I have a Sirrus that I commute to school on, and...

I have a Sirrus that I commute to school on, and occasionally hit up the grocery store with. It's not too bad with loaded grocery panniers, but I really don't have a comparison to other bicycles in...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By Speedwagon98

I just got yelled at..

Riding home from school, in the bike lane. Right turn lane came up(and there are signs that say cars yield to bikes in turn lanes), and there was a truck waiting to turn behind me. I go through the...
03-13-11, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Speedwagon98

Thanks for the ideas!

Thanks for the ideas!
03-10-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By Speedwagon98

Appropriate bags?

I have a Felt MP, and I'd like to get some panniers/bags for the thing that are appropriate to the style of the bike. Anyone have any ideas?

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/motostrano_2145_19487755
02-09-11, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Speedwagon98

I seem to vaguely recall a thread about seat covers...

But I can't find it. I think it was on these forums. As I recall, someone posted a picture about some organization putting covers on everyone's bikes that were locked up... maybe in Europe?

Does...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,760
Posted By Speedwagon98

As other have said, varies by state. In...

As other have said, varies by state. In Colorado, you can get a DUI on a bicycle(a bicycle being a vehicle, and the DUI applying to vehicles). However, I can't for the life of me figure out why...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

Wow, did you even look at the picture? ...

Wow, did you even look at the picture? Obviously, the cars do not arrive at the station the same way. They cross a 4 LANE HIGHWAY to park, then take the pedestrian bridge back over the 4 lane...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By Speedwagon98

And tomorrow we are looking at a high of 5. :D ...

And tomorrow we are looking at a high of 5. :D

They are getting more bicycle friendly every month. They've added a bunch of new bicycle lanes in LoDo recently, with plans(I hear) to add more.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

I am not breaking the law, by riding on the...

I am not breaking the law, by riding on the sidewalk here. Only in Denver is that illegal. Littleton is legal.

But I do see what you are saying about stopping in the bicycle lane on the far side...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 08:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

If there are only a few cars turning left(or none...

If there are only a few cars turning left(or none at all), I can see the right turning cars approaching the intersection probably from just as they pass the last house there. It is a reasonably open...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

I don't think I'm good enough to do that, while...

I don't think I'm good enough to do that, while also dodging the utility box and traffic light pole directly on the far side of them. :D
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

My alternative is to ride the street, then make...

My alternative is to ride the street, then make an abrupt stop in a lane of traffic to get up onto the sidewalk to the station. I don't see how this is safer.
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

I understand what you are saying, however, a...

I understand what you are saying, however, a vehicle is supposed to stop behind a crosswalk by law anyways. Just because I'm not being safe about it, doesn't give a driver the right to disobey a law...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,077
Posted By Speedwagon98

The crosswalk on my commute

When I go to school, I do a 2 mile commute to the light rail station. At the very last light, I go from the bike lane in the road, into the crosswalk to hop up on the sidewalk, as this is the...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-10, 02:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,564
Posted By Speedwagon98

I forgot to post back up here, but thank you all...

I forgot to post back up here, but thank you all for the times!
11-09-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 830
Posted By Speedwagon98

I completely understand that. So many people...

I completely understand that. So many people have untrained dogs, and let them destroy things. And thanks for the tip.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 956
Posted By Speedwagon98

Because we are back on standard time now. The...

Because we are back on standard time now. The shift to daylight savings(summer) is the artificial adjustment that we concocted out of thin air. A lot of the world stays on standard time all the...
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