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10-25-12, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By bizzz111

I'm in the Pac NW as well.

I'm in the Pac NW as well.
10-17-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,794
Posted By bizzz111

wear wool and just get wet. Any "breathable"...

wear wool and just get wet. Any "breathable" jacket I wear just makes me sweat a ton, and so it's either get wet by the rain, or get wet by the sweat. I choose the rain.
04-19-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By bizzz111

happened in Renton, WA as well, but on a bikepath...

happened in Renton, WA as well, but on a bikepath (pedestrian changed directions quickly without looking). As a result, we now have 10mph speed limit on Renton bike paths.

Too bad they don't...
09-15-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,435
Posted By bizzz111

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/472778-Pa...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/472778-Passing-a-bicycle-over-a-double-yellow-line
08-11-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By bizzz111

Check the ferry schedule and see if it would mesh...

Check the ferry schedule and see if it would mesh with your day ride schedule. IMO, it would be very doable and if you had one base of operations, I doubt you would need a car.
Forum: Touring
06-24-11, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,709
Posted By bizzz111

Ergon makes shorter grips for twist shift setups....

Ergon makes shorter grips for twist shift setups. Would probably work for you if you didn't want to cut your current ones down.
...
Forum: Touring
02-15-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,778
Posted By bizzz111

Carradice super C with the appropriate carradice...

Carradice super C with the appropriate carradice seat rack (Q/R is quite nice) works great for me. When it's strapped to the rack it's pretty stable. The other option would be a tubular seat bag...
Forum: Touring
11-23-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bizzz111

Ordered through VeloFred. Got a shipping...

Ordered through VeloFred. Got a shipping confirmation. Thanks though.
Forum: Touring
11-17-10, 04:51 PM
Forum: Touring
11-17-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bizzz111

I placed my original order on 9/1. Wiggle keeps...

I placed my original order on 9/1. Wiggle keeps pushing their "we expect more in stock" date back every two weeks like clockwork. SJS says they are supposed to get some in this Saturday, but I...
Forum: Touring
11-17-10, 04:18 PM
Forum: Touring
11-17-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By bizzz111

Has anyone had success finding a carradice super C saddlebag in the last six months?

Seems like the worldwide supply has dried up. I have a standing order with wiggles that keeps getting pushed back every month. Nothing from SJS. Even the stateside suppliers seem to be out.
...
10-13-10, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By bizzz111

And then he went next door to the neighbor with...

And then he went next door to the neighbor with the 4x4 pickup and told him how cyclists were terrible, and if he's elected, he'll turn all bike lanes into 4x4 only speed lanes.
10-12-10, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,777
Posted By bizzz111

what has Cascade done lately? Maybe they aren't...

what has Cascade done lately? Maybe they aren't very good singing their own praises, but I only see:

- they were asleep at the switch when Renton lowered the speed limit on the Cedar river trail...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,225
Posted By bizzz111

you are more comfortable riding in the door zone...

you are more comfortable riding in the door zone than I am.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-10, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By bizzz111

Looks like the driver was an idiot, however,...

Looks like the driver was an idiot, however, those bollards in that pic are completely evil. I'd be willing to be it wasn't the first driver to back into those things, just the first tall enough to...
08-25-10, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By bizzz111

Cripes, talk about sucking all the fun out of an...

Cripes, talk about sucking all the fun out of an outdoor activity. Looks like I won't be taking that trail anytime soon. Why not just define the MUP as a sidewalk and be done with it?

I would...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,418
Posted By bizzz111

Your right eye is probably your dominant eye, so...

Your right eye is probably your dominant eye, so it's naturally easier to look over your right shoulder and use your right eye.

http://www.wikihow.com/Determine-Your-Dominant-Eye

If it isn't...
08-03-10, 02:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,802
Posted By bizzz111

Anyone get a ticket yet? Are they doing any...

Anyone get a ticket yet? Are they doing any enforcement? Every trail I've seen is 15mph, but I've never seen any enforcement ever.

Of course, 10mph is ridiculously low for biking and I imagine...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,772
Posted By bizzz111

xtracycle with a peapod attachment. Then when...

xtracycle with a peapod attachment. Then when they are too big for the peapod, get a stoker bar and a pad for the deck.

http://www.xtracycle.com/cargo-bicycles/freerad-little-stoker.html
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By bizzz111

I'm having a heckuva time finding a set of xt756...

I'm having a heckuva time finding a set of xt756 hubs (36h, blk). Are they discontinued or something? The xt 775's seem to be available, but their reviews don't seem to be as good. I'm probably...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,640
Posted By bizzz111

Tis the season for the roadies. Don't let them...

Tis the season for the roadies. Don't let them get you down. In two months or so they will go back into hibernation and you'll have the roads all to yourself again.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By bizzz111

Personally, I would continue to park it in the...

Personally, I would continue to park it in the empty office until someone told me I couldn't. Then I would play dumb and say, "what bike rack?". After they pointed it out, I would then say, "great!...
06-21-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,492
Posted By bizzz111

Everyone knows that horns power the streetlights...

Everyone knows that horns power the streetlights in NYC. If you don't honk, the city will go dark. So if you ever wonder why a car would honk at you from three blocks away at 2AM while you are...
06-11-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,480
Posted By bizzz111

Anti-cycling rants are the new Big Media troll. ...

Anti-cycling rants are the new Big Media troll. That is, post anti-cycling rant (especially in a cycling friendly area), sell more papers, get more page hits, get more comments. No different than...
06-11-10, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By bizzz111

Another example of tackling the wrong problem for...

Another example of tackling the wrong problem for nothing but political grandstanding. From what I read about the Renton incident, the woman stepped out in front of the bike with no warning or...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,060
Posted By bizzz111

belt??? Think I would rather break down and...

belt???

Think I would rather break down and get a quick release handlebar or seat pack.
06-03-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By bizzz111

It would be interesting to know what kind of...

It would be interesting to know what kind of signage is on the trail head, that is, how clear it is that cyclists aren't allowed. Rather than crack down on cyclists, how about post a map to trails...
06-03-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,080
Posted By bizzz111

Apparently it isn't a good thing: ...

Apparently it isn't a good thing:

http://gizmodo.com/5553765/are-cameras-the-new-guns

Better brush up on your local law or you may find yourself in jail for exposing thuggish cop behavior.
06-03-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 945
Posted By bizzz111

They should have stuck with trolley buses. $50...

They should have stuck with trolley buses. $50 million for something like 1.5 miles of track. And now they are expanding it. I'll never understand ripping up perfectly good roads to install rail...
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,441
Posted By bizzz111

epic designs? ...

epic designs?

http://www.epicdesignsalaska.com/

Either the seat bag or stuff everything in a dry sack and get their handlebar bag/mount.

Or just get a dry sack and strap it to your...
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,436
Posted By bizzz111

Power grips!!!!

Power grips!!!!
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By bizzz111

This is the time of year where the roadies break...

This is the time of year where the roadies break out their bikes for the first time. It's a dangerous time for their ego where they are "competing" with year round commuters. They are still trying...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,236
Posted By bizzz111

Retire? The way the economy is going I'll be...

Retire? The way the economy is going I'll be commuting to my funeral.
05-14-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,097
Posted By bizzz111

do the cops tag a 12 year old kid riding without...

do the cops tag a 12 year old kid riding without a helmet to the convenience store on a weekend with a $103 ticket? That's a lot of slurpees.

Fines and fees are out of control these days.
05-12-10, 11:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,229
Posted By bizzz111

Perceived unfair enforcement? Most motorists...

Perceived unfair enforcement? Most motorists have some story of how they got tagged for a California stop. I'm sure they get just as angry when they see another motorist do the same thing and not...
05-07-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By bizzz111

Save the money and paint sharrow signs on the...

Save the money and paint sharrow signs on the road. Just have a plan that says any time re-striping work occurs they will also lay down some sharrow icons. Done and done. No need to re-engineer...
04-21-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,000
Posted By bizzz111

"3) Mike Cero expressed concern that the...

"3) Mike Cero expressed concern that the ordnances only restated state law, and he proposed modifications as a cure. When that failed, he supported revising the ordnances. He was pleased that the...
03-19-10, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By bizzz111

Less bike lanes? I know they want to put more...

Less bike lanes? I know they want to put more in, but there aren't many, especially in downtown seattle. That's one thing I don't like about portland. Their fascination with bike lanes. Drivers...
03-11-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,111
Posted By bizzz111

Am I the only one that can't get the bicycling...

Am I the only one that can't get the bicycling check box to show up in firefox? Works fine for me in IE, but firefox shows nothing at all. Weird.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,281
Posted By bizzz111

I ride an xtracycle. No problems at all with...

I ride an xtracycle. No problems at all with storage capacity. Issues? It's probably twice as heavy as my road bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By bizzz111

Interesting how they were able to arrest the kid...

Interesting how they were able to arrest the kid just on word of the cyclist. I guess the badge means that that particular cyclist's testimony is more reliable than the average citizen. Normally...
02-17-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By bizzz111

You could always start an organization akin to...

You could always start an organization akin to MADD. They started small and no one can argue they haven't been phenomenally successful in getting the drunk driving laws changed around the country. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By bizzz111

Hard tail mountain bike off of craigslist. Get...

Hard tail mountain bike off of craigslist. Get it tuned up, throw on an inexpensive rack, some smooth tires, and some fenders and you are good to go. Or just get a kona smoke.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,228
Posted By bizzz111

Get a trainer. 30 minutes of crappy, sweaty,...

Get a trainer. 30 minutes of crappy, sweaty, indoor cycling beats no cycling at all. With really young kids you are stuck at home and need to keep a flexible schedule. However, there are times...
01-29-10, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By bizzz111

Probably true. However, it isn't out of line...

Probably true.
However, it isn't out of line for the crime.

Here's a drunk driver that killed FOUR people in another CAR (not cyclists) who only faces 6 years total for killing four people (1.5...
Forum: Touring
01-15-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,937
Posted By bizzz111

REI Novara Safari? Touring bars, but they would...

REI Novara Safari? Touring bars, but they would be easy to switch out since it uses flat bar shifters and brakes, right? Comes in pretty small sizes as well.
01-05-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,589
Posted By bizzz111

They are missing out on a myriad of efficiencies...

They are missing out on a myriad of efficiencies that would make their life so much easier. Not sure if they are doing that by choice to see what it's like to really rough it, or if they just aren't...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,160
Posted By bizzz111

I agree. Not sure what the fixation on weight...

I agree. Not sure what the fixation on weight is. For a commuter (heck, for just about anyone who isn't a roadie racer or cyclocrosser) weight just isn't a big factor. Stop worrying about weight...
Forum: Touring
12-21-09, 09:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,478
Posted By bizzz111

My answer is "no". You can pack a folder into a...

My answer is "no". You can pack a folder into a traditional suitcase. I would suspect they wouldn't ask (they don't ask everyone checking in what's in their suitcase). Of course, if you do get a...
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