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08-29-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,394
Posted By lima_bean

Stories and personal experiences like #4 in the...

Stories and personal experiences like #4 in the OP, are the reason i always bike with a phone quickly accessible now to call 911. Scary stuff.

Had an embarassing tumble recently, right as I got...
08-29-08, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,379
Posted By lima_bean

Ignoring for a moment that the vehicle is turning...

Ignoring for a moment that the vehicle is turning right, I do this to give vehicles an opporutnity to pass me as Robert Hurst described.

As others described, the problem with this maneuver is...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,177
Posted By lima_bean

This is the only type of flat I get and I get it...

This is the only type of flat I get and I get it ALL THE TIME. I tried many things people attributed it to in threads like these, and even asked many bike shops for advice and to inspect the wheels....
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 901
Posted By lima_bean

I only wave to cars.

I only wave to cars.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-08, 10:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,656
Posted By lima_bean

Only one way to find out.

Only one way to find out.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 01:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,656
Posted By lima_bean

Yeah. Im not making much sense today =/ ...

Yeah. Im not making much sense today =/
:crash::twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,656
Posted By lima_bean

So what was the damage when you repeated the...

So what was the damage when you repeated the experiment without your helmet?
07-09-08, 10:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,763
Posted By lima_bean

If I did that what would I play console games on?

If I did that what would I play console games on?
07-01-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By lima_bean

I noticed the same thing and thought it was...

I noticed the same thing and thought it was strange.
07-01-08, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By lima_bean

Yes it is still the same way. No they are not...

Yes it is still the same way. No they are not cool.

The urban fixed gear trend has made it a little different in certain very urban areas, but that is generally a college thing.
06-27-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,119
Posted By lima_bean

Seems like a pretty typical encounter with a...

Seems like a pretty typical encounter with a police officer. I wouldn't have even given it a second thought, almost every interaction ive had with one has gone almost exactly like this. They come...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,787
Posted By lima_bean

Here in Chicago, spandex is pretty rare... ...

Here in Chicago, spandex is pretty rare...

You only see it in the Summer. 0% otherwise.
On the street in the summer, I would say around 5% of cyclists have spandex on..
On the lakefront...
06-18-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,405
Posted By lima_bean

Car Free here... Occupation: Video Game...

Car Free here...
Occupation: Video Game Programmer
Live with Spouse (also car free), no kids. cats!
Hobbies: Volleyball indoor, Beach Volleyball. Cycling. Video games. Skateboarding. Soccer.
06-17-08, 02:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,855
Posted By lima_bean

Current place in chicago 99/100 Where I grew up...

Current place in chicago 99/100
Where I grew up in Texas: 22/100
06-17-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By lima_bean

Vancouver is nice.. Here is a typical American...

Vancouver is nice.. Here is a typical American Suburb: (belllevue).

http://www.walkscore.com/images/bellevue.png
06-12-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,154
Posted By lima_bean

Cars dont have to slow down to pass you when you...

Cars dont have to slow down to pass you when you are going faster than they are.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 6,580
Posted By lima_bean

Im always afraid of riding in suburban areas........

Im always afraid of riding in suburban areas..... Always feel like im going to get rear ended by an SUV breaking the speed limit who has never seen a cyclist on the road before.

Much prefer the...
12-11-07, 04:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,098
Posted By lima_bean

depends... -no traffic: I stop and then...

depends...
-no traffic: I stop and then run it.
-bike lane passes through intersection with light traffic: stop and run it.
-light traffic that will get through in one cycle, no bike...
12-11-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By lima_bean

Just anecdotally: I personally havnt noticed any...

Just anecdotally: I personally havnt noticed any positive physical effects from bicycling at all.
12-11-07, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By lima_bean

As someone heavily involved in the creation of...

As someone heavily involved in the creation of easily copyable IP myself, I can say that this is completely true. You are NOT legally scot-free in making a personal copy, even if no money is ever...
12-11-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 914
Posted By lima_bean

really cool idea imo. I personally love the idea...

really cool idea imo. I personally love the idea of automation in driving automobiles.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 02:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,782
Posted By lima_bean

usually only lightning, although I still seem to...

usually only lightning, although I still seem to ride in it all the time =/

But, today I skimped out because there was supposed to be a bad ice storm, in the dark, while i was going extra far on...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 02:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,865
Posted By lima_bean

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Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 01:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,865
Posted By lima_bean

I was playing Bike Polo in Chicago, not a single...

I was playing Bike Polo in Chicago, not a single person was wearing a helmet... When it was all over people started going home and almost every single person went and put on their helmet for biking...
12-10-07, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,242
Posted By lima_bean

We tried to do this in chicago and got booted out...

We tried to do this in chicago and got booted out of the spot by a police officer. They stated only motorized vehicles could park there, and bicycles could not, and that we would be ticketed if we...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,020
Posted By lima_bean

Yeah I see an insanely bright headlight on a bike...

Yeah I see an insanely bright headlight on a bike occasionally...

I often have to pull over to an almost stop because I am completely blinded by it, and cant see where I am going or exactly where...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,865
Posted By lima_bean

Ive visted nyc a few times and saw a very large...

Ive visted nyc a few times and saw a very large amount of people in helmets.. Even hit up the Bike film festival one time, which was 99% hipsters and messengers on fixed gears and even a good amount...
11-26-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 894
Posted By lima_bean

Because you are selling a commonly stolen item...

Because you are selling a commonly stolen item and the buyer may want to try and protect himself from losing the item and facing possible legal consequences.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-07, 02:34 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,501
Posted By lima_bean

so your answer is "yes" you do wear one while...

so your answer is "yes" you do wear one while opening cupboards.. interesting.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,359
Posted By lima_bean

Just ignore him.. this is an insane legal "scam"...

Just ignore him.. this is an insane legal "scam" that certain people are obsessed with. The govnt was sold out and incorperated, the federal law does not cover you, only your STRAWMAN "agent", ie the...
08-20-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By lima_bean

i always sing while i ride... unless i am...

i always sing while i ride...

unless i am racing, and then im mostly just trying not to puke.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-07, 04:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,831
Posted By lima_bean

Absolutely it is dangerous. Almost as dangerous...

Absolutely it is dangerous. Almost as dangerous as commuting by car. People commuting by car, and by bike, should be aware of these dangers, I agree with you! Harrowing story here, hopefully some...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-07, 04:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,831
Posted By lima_bean

it is illegal in Chicago (where this happened to...

it is illegal in Chicago (where this happened to the OP), and from my anecdotal experience with dooring in Chicago cops are knowledgeable of this law and actively ticket for it.
08-17-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By lima_bean

/Massive eyeroll Was this second...

/Massive eyeroll


Was this second retaliation post really necessary? It just makes you look like a whiny tool. Just take your own advice and never post again, but please don't make several posts...
08-15-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By lima_bean

I was thinking of building up one of these...

I was thinking of building up one of these frames.... But for the price, I want to find more pics of more colors so I can make a decision. Probably wont end up justifying the price, but I dig the...
08-14-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,834
Posted By lima_bean

no

no
08-13-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,163
Posted By lima_bean

I would run any bike with two methods of braking,...

I would run any bike with two methods of braking, so you have an emergency backup.

in my years of riding ive seen all kinds of **** happen.. Ive seen brakes pull out of the frame and go dangling,...
08-13-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By lima_bean

I really enjoy clipless, it really feels a lot...

I really enjoy clipless, it really feels a lot better than powergrips when biking.

BUT, i use powergrips.. The thing is, I use my bike to get EVERYWHERE and do EVERYTHING, and with powergrips I...
08-13-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By lima_bean

I actually switch out clear lenses into my...

I actually switch out clear lenses into my sunglasses for this =)
08-13-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By lima_bean

rain masks potholes very very well. be ready for...

rain masks potholes very very well. be ready for suddenly hitting one hard unexpectedly, so never ride with 1 hand/no hands in rain.
08-13-07, 09:54 AM
08-13-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 9,193
Posted By lima_bean

so you saw someone dressed cooler than you and...

so you saw someone dressed cooler than you and were jealous? nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-07, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By lima_bean

My vote goes to sailboat.

My vote goes to sailboat.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By lima_bean

Sitting in traffic sucks, even on a bike.

Sitting in traffic sucks, even on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,040
Posted By lima_bean

was the dog hurt?

was the dog hurt?
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,501
Posted By lima_bean

sounds reasonable to me... not sure why that puts...

sounds reasonable to me... not sure why that puts him in the zealot category.
08-08-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,377
Posted By lima_bean

I have the stumpiest legs in town, 5foot9 but...

I have the stumpiest legs in town, 5foot9 but ride a 52/53 =(
DAMN THESE STUMPS
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,383
Posted By lima_bean

I can put a foot down at 15mph, not sure what...

I can put a foot down at 15mph, not sure what that has to do with a complete stop.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-07, 11:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,581
Posted By lima_bean

pass to the left, spit to the right.

pass to the left, spit to the right.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By lima_bean

everytime i buy a used bike in person, i just...

everytime i buy a used bike in person, i just write out a reciept and we both sign it.
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