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03-18-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,210
Posted By EricJ

It would be a LOT clearer if you posted the shot...

It would be a LOT clearer if you posted the shot correctly. It is a daytime shot inverted to a negative image, not a night time shot. Most of the questions below would have been answered from the...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By EricJ

When I said "Beat THAT" after revealing my 6 mi...

When I said "Beat THAT" after revealing my 6 mi RT run to my office, I meant beat that for fewer than two wheels. But a 20 mi RT run beats ANYbody's commute!

I survived running into my 60's with...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By EricJ

For over a year, I commuted (backpack for...

For over a year, I commuted (backpack for commuting credits) 3 miles to my office by jogging. That's even fewer wheels than a unicycle. Beat THAT.

Eric
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,128
Posted By EricJ

Why isn't there a decent name to call someone...

Why isn't there a decent name to call someone with black hair? Ravenhead? Blackette? WTF?
Forum: Commuting
07-04-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By EricJ

No, I never feel sorry for motorists. When I'm...

No, I never feel sorry for motorists. When I'm not on my bike, I AM one. Some trips are better done with the bike. Some are better done with the truck. If I'm going to feel sorry for someone, it...
06-28-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,813
Posted By EricJ

I don't know the product at all, but I have...

I don't know the product at all, but I have experience with brushed and brushless motors. Brushed motors use two wires, positive and negative. Brushless motors require THREE wires. The controller...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-08, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,234
Posted By EricJ

I run 26x1.95 Crossroads Armadillos and never had...

I run 26x1.95 Crossroads Armadillos and never had a problem mounting them in a few minutes. A little soapy water to ease the bead over the rim just like with motorcycle or auto tires is the secret if...
06-28-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,540
Posted By EricJ

As other replies show, it depends on your riding...

As other replies show, it depends on your riding conditions. I ride an Xtracycle equipped Hardrock MTB. During the week it is my work pickup, and is used primarily offroad in irrigation work for...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,245
Posted By EricJ

If you were taking the Vicodin like the doc told...

If you were taking the Vicodin like the doc told you, you wouldn't care.

Eric
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,318
Posted By EricJ

Why? Gas evaporates until it saturates the...

Why? Gas evaporates until it saturates the available empty space. Then it stops. The vapor is recovered completely in modern cars (last 30 years or so). You don't lose any of it.
06-07-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By EricJ

Exactly. The saddle isn't for the cheap bike....

Exactly. The saddle isn't for the cheap bike. It's for the rider. For helmets, you sometimes hear the advice, "What's your head worth?" For saddles, maybe the advice should be, "What's your ***...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-08, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,914
Posted By EricJ

Riding dirt bikes with a friend, I swerved around...

Riding dirt bikes with a friend, I swerved around a rattlesnake. He hit it, somehow it caught in the front wheel and flung it up onto the tank. They were both dazed and confused so nobody got bit. My...
06-06-08, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By EricJ

Really hard to beat this one for 20 bucks. ...

Really hard to beat this one for 20 bucks.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=47257

I've had mine for 2 years. It comes with one battery installed and a spare....
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,358
Posted By EricJ

Hey, I worked at NASA Ames in the late 60's early...

Hey, I worked at NASA Ames in the late 60's early 70's and bike commuted from around El Camino Real and Mary. Any chance there is a yellow Motobecane chained up outside the PSD building (might be...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,654
Posted By EricJ

If the parking lot is so big you can't find your...

If the parking lot is so big you can't find your car, just grab your bike and ride the 15 miles to the meeting.

Eric
06-03-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By EricJ

The problem is friction between the tire bead and...

The problem is friction between the tire bead and the rim preventing the bead from fully seating. Each tick is a little mini temblor as a bit of the bead moves against the rim. Deflate, run a little...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By EricJ

They guy's more than a little on the creepy side....

They guy's more than a little on the creepy side. Let's hope he only does his art for "good".

Eric
05-28-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By EricJ

From the back, you see two ***holes instead of...

From the back, you see two ***holes instead of one.

Eric
05-28-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,504
Posted By EricJ

Besides 48/50 states, I've motorcycled in 10...

Besides 48/50 states, I've motorcycled in 10 Canadian provinces including a 500 mile trip up the gravel Dempster Hwy to Inuvik. But Nunavut is very unlikely on a motorcycle. Saskatchewan, and...
05-28-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 748
Posted By EricJ

Very well said. We've had 25 years of trying to...

Very well said. We've had 25 years of trying to destroy government. Let's get back to having it work for ordinary Americans for a change.

Eric
05-27-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,504
Posted By EricJ

I've motorcycle toured in every state except MN...

I've motorcycle toured in every state except MN and WI both of which I'm adding on next summer's tour. I've bicycled in ONE, the state I live in.

Eric
05-25-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,403
Posted By EricJ

My normal grocery load is about 45 lbs including...

My normal grocery load is about 45 lbs including groceries and trailer weight. Compared to the unloaded bike over the same route, the load costs me about 1 or 2 gears on hills. I pull about the same...
05-24-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,645
Posted By EricJ

US Army 1962-1965. Basic at Ft. Ord, Instructor...

US Army 1962-1965. Basic at Ft. Ord, Instructor at Ft. Monmouth, NJ Signal Corps School. Got out 2 months before Vietnam blew up.

Eric
05-23-08, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By EricJ

Very nice. It would be easy to get carried away...

Very nice. It would be easy to get carried away and overload it, though. It looks great.

Eric
05-23-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 499
Posted By EricJ

Ha ha. Used to ride dirt bikes at Dove Springs...

Ha ha. Used to ride dirt bikes at Dove Springs (Red Rock Cyn), Indian Dunes and Gorman. Haven't heard the term SQUID since then. Plenty of them at those places, esp. Indian Dunes.

Eric
05-23-08, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,706
Posted By EricJ

So...why didn't you post anything about how to...

So...why didn't you post anything about how to get hold of him?

Eric
05-23-08, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,802
Posted By EricJ

Tough decision, but absolutely the right one for...

Tough decision, but absolutely the right one for your dog. I lost my Maggie (Aussie mix) 18 months ago to bone cancer of the hip. I realized to keep her alive would be for me, not for her. She knew...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,632
Posted By EricJ

Yeah, that firm, manly handshake comment creeped...

Yeah, that firm, manly handshake comment creeped me out, but I didn't know why until your post. :D:D:D

Eric
05-22-08, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By EricJ

'Cuz you'd have the ONLY ONE, except for maybe...

'Cuz you'd have the ONLY ONE, except for maybe that guy!

Eric
05-18-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By EricJ

I had bad experiences with two bike shops in...

I had bad experiences with two bike shops in Riverside who clearly favored the bike enthusiasts that hung out there. One (Steady Pedaler, no longer in business) was intimidating just to ask simple...
05-18-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 895
Posted By EricJ

Cyclery USA, Riverside, CA

My son and I have been slowly replacing worn crappy components on his beater Giant Rincon with new crappy components. We ran into a compatibility issue with the BB, and decided to take it to Cyclery...
05-15-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By EricJ

Geez, that's a lot of bakfiets. OK, the Amsterdam...

Geez, that's a lot of bakfiets. OK, the Amsterdam Centrum web cam is obviously not representative. Still fun to watch, though.

Eric
05-14-08, 08:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By EricJ

I frequently have this Amsterdam web cam on when...

I frequently have this Amsterdam web cam on when I'm picking lint out of my navel.

http://www.eyelogue.com/donniecam.html

I have seen thousands of bikes on there, including a pedicab last...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,376
Posted By EricJ

Send your hormonal pregnant wife over to go off...

Send your hormonal pregnant wife over to go off on the guy. It always scared the hell out of me.

Eric
05-12-08, 09:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,097
Posted By EricJ

My first bike was a brand new maroon JC Higgins,...

My first bike was a brand new maroon JC Higgins, single speed, coaster brake, 26" white wall balloon tires. I was about 8 years old. I have NO IDEA how we rode those monsters back then (1950). I rode...
05-10-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,089
Posted By EricJ

I agree on the honey. I don't eat most of the...

I agree on the honey. I don't eat most of the stuff in energy bars (Dr. Esselstyn diet). But I get a big boost out of whole wheat pita filled with honey inside a ziplock bag. The pita gets saturated...
05-10-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By EricJ

Every time I go to the supermarket, I get a...

Every time I go to the supermarket, I get a shopping cart with woggly wheels. I can guarantee, under bike sharing, the equivalent thing will happen. Who is going to maintain all those bikes, esp....
05-09-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,342
Posted By EricJ

Only when my legs are sunburned to keep the sheet...

Only when my legs are sunburned to keep the sheet off my legs.
05-08-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,452
Posted By EricJ

Parallel two of them and you have a Stairmaster...

Parallel two of them and you have a Stairmaster that is actually useful.

Eric
05-08-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,452
Posted By EricJ

Works great. Get started now, and you should...

Works great. Get started now, and you should finish by the end of the week so you can start over again.

Eric
05-07-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By EricJ

Highly dependent on tire and road surface. It's...

Highly dependent on tire and road surface. It's likely with good brakes.



If that were true, there would be no need for ABS brakes on aircraft, autos and motorcycles which are designed to...
05-06-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,526
Posted By EricJ

Lol

Lol
Forum: Commuting
05-06-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By EricJ

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=415105...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=415105

Worth a try.

Eric
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By EricJ

As I said, I use Microsoft Streets & Trips...

As I said, I use Microsoft Streets & Trips mapping software. There are others, I'm sure. You could even use Google Earth. I measure out the weeks miles on the map from the last point, then stick a...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,539
Posted By EricJ

When I was a serious runner, I liked to log my...

When I was a serious runner, I liked to log my totals, but it was pretty boring looking at all those numbers. I started plotting them on a map of the West Coast. on my wall with map pins. I just...
05-05-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,327
Posted By EricJ

Squeeze that breakfast in a press and you could...

Squeeze that breakfast in a press and you could power a diesel truck for 24 miles. Except for possibly the OJ, there wasn't any food there. Eat real food and 24 miles will be a snap.

Eric
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By EricJ

I have ridden a motorcycle for nearly 40 years. I...

I have ridden a motorcycle for nearly 40 years. I survive by assuming that I am invisible, and that anyone who gets near me has blown my cover and is now actively trying to kill me. I carried that...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-08, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,259
Posted By EricJ

A brilliant connection. There have already been a...

A brilliant connection. There have already been a couple or responses that understand the connection, like the one suggesting jerseys that don't differentiate the arms in black. I have nothing to...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-08, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,260
Posted By EricJ

After years of Racer Boy wannabe helmets from...

After years of Racer Boy wannabe helmets from Giro et all for around $20, I recently bought a Bell Metro which I believe is nearly the same helmet as the Citi. It was new, but last year or the year...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-08, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By EricJ

I'm guessing that black thing on the bottom of...

I'm guessing that black thing on the bottom of the downtube is a fender? Seems like a good idea. I like the look of the bike, but then I think my Xtracycle looks cool so can't go by me.

Eric
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