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08-12-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,862
Posted By daredevil

Which they could do because they paid us $1.10 an...

Which they could do because they paid us $1.10 an hour.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,650
Posted By daredevil

see avatar...brother and sister. The male around...

see avatar...brother and sister. The male around 22 lbs the other about 12. The cart is one of the best buys quality and price wise I've ever made, $100 from Nashbar.

He is very well trained...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,330
Posted By daredevil

I've got one of those as well. In fact, I've yet...

I've got one of those as well. In fact, I've yet to find a head mounted mirror that didn't work just fine.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,330
Posted By daredevil

correct, they are useful because they are...

correct, they are useful because they are moveable and can be aimed at a specific area, but they are not delicate at all.
Forum: Commuting
06-22-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,330
Posted By daredevil

Cycle Aware Reflex attached to the helmet or...

Cycle Aware Reflex attached to the helmet or Take-A-Look attached to sun/clear/prescription glasses. Most efficient method available period. Stationary mounted mirrors are much to restrictive for...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,111
Posted By daredevil

My proudest commuting moment..... I rode to...

My proudest commuting moment.....

I rode to work early a couple years ago only to find out about an hour after arriving that roads were closed to emergency travel only because of blizzard...
Forum: Foo
06-10-13, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 136,011
Posted By daredevil

For some reason I wouldn't have thought of that. ...

For some reason I wouldn't have thought of that. Good advice.
Forum: Foo
06-10-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 136,011
Posted By daredevil

awww crap! sorry man....

awww crap! sorry man....
05-27-13, 09:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,162
Posted By daredevil

^^^ If that isn't the prototypical fall story,...

^^^
If that isn't the prototypical fall story, I don't know what is. Very funny to picture the scene yet we all feel for you at the same time.
Forum: Commuting
05-25-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,249
Posted By daredevil

Love my Alfine 8 on my Trek Soho. Curious about...

Love my Alfine 8 on my Trek Soho. Curious about the maintenance though as I haven't done any yet. Anybody?
05-22-13, 05:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,162
Posted By daredevil

but sh*t happens so it does need to be said...

but sh*t happens so it does need to be said actually. Let's say you unclip early anticipating dismounting and suddenly....you have to turn or accidentally turn the other direction.

get what I'm...
05-20-13, 08:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,162
Posted By daredevil

Excellent point. I'd rather fall once in a blue...

Excellent point. I'd rather fall once in a blue moon than experience that.
05-20-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,162
Posted By daredevil

I can handle the pain of the fall, it's the...

I can handle the pain of the fall, it's the embarrassment of others seeing you that hurts!

btw, did anybody see it? If not, remember you don't have to admit it! ;)
Forum: Commuting
05-18-13, 06:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,612
Posted By daredevil

12 posts in found my answer...normally only a...

12 posts in found my answer...normally only a problem on the ride home. Otherwise, I have the perfect commute.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By daredevil

...and good luck with that. The arsehole's at...

...and good luck with that. The arsehole's at my company, in spite of a huge building, have no interest in accommodating literally a handful of cyclists. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
05-11-13, 08:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 14,586
Posted By daredevil

Just as ShadowGray said in the second post..... ...

Just as ShadowGray said in the second post.....

I have a Trek Soho and it's pretty heavy as it has an IGH with rack and fenders and it has 700X32. Also have a converted mt bike with rigid fork,...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,836
Posted By daredevil

Most days I use the Keen Austin. They are heavy...

Most days I use the Keen Austin. They are heavy and clunky and take a bit of getting used to but if you don't have to walk alot, they're fine. I would describe the style a business casual kind of...
05-10-13, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,179
Posted By daredevil

I will readily at least attempt to direct traffic...

I will readily at least attempt to direct traffic when necessary whether it be hand signals, taking the lane or both. Of course how authoritative I am depends much on the size and speed of the...
05-02-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By daredevil

About to try a pair of Maxxis Re-Fuse. I'll let...

About to try a pair of Maxxis Re-Fuse. I'll let you know.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 05:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

Sharing the road requires 360 degree visual...

Sharing the road requires 360 degree visual awareness as close to 100% of the time as possible. Not only does it keep you safer, it prevents you from being a burden on other road users. This is not...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 04:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,191
Posted By daredevil

No love for the Dinotte on here, I don't get it. ...

No love for the Dinotte on here, I don't get it. Too expensive?
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By daredevil

Love my Trek Soho with Alfine 8. I've added a...

Love my Trek Soho with Alfine 8. I've added a Bontrager rack and trunk bag and fenders. 311891

Really like that Scott btw, Steely.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 05:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,191
Posted By daredevil

Wise advice and that certainly is a cost...

Wise advice and that certainly is a cost effective way of being visible but as far as being more effective, that's questionable.

I don't bother with the Dinotte in the daytime but I ride in sparse...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 7,191
Posted By daredevil

thread should have ended there....can't believe...

thread should have ended there....can't believe this same response wasn't mentioned numerous times.
Forum: Commuting
04-01-13, 04:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

If you're referring to me as the troll, I'm...

If you're referring to me as the troll, I'm sorry, that is not my intent. One of the biggest, if not the biggest keys to staying safe while sharing the road in any vehicle, is 360 degree visual...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

The nonsense I spoke of: I don't wear...

The nonsense I spoke of:

I don't wear glasses so I can't use a glasses mounted mirror.

I get distracted with too much visual information.

The mirror blocks my vision.

I'm more concerned...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

Oh my...so you can see in the back of your head...

Oh my...so you can see in the back of your head with your peripheral vision? Congrats on that!

btw, mirrors are in car for visual efficiency, not because of blind spots. And head checks are...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

Yes I do disagree and your post points out the...

Yes I do disagree and your post points out the things you have to learn. There are helmet mounted and glasses mounted mirrors. Before you tell me you don't wear glasses, there are sunglasses and...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

that's part of it, now you have to know where to...

that's part of it, now you have to know where to look when...a lot of people are clueless. Ever heard of bad drivers?
Forum: Commuting
03-30-13, 08:09 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

I just don't understand the concept of being more...

I just don't understand the concept of being more visually aware as a distraction.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

The location doesn't matter if you're sharing the...

The location doesn't matter if you're sharing the road. You're more aware with a mirror and with peripheral vision you can see front and back simultaneously. Thing is, you need one of these devices...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

If you can't even recognize the potential...

If you can't even recognize the potential benefits, I'm afraid that only proves you don't know how to use one.
Forum: Commuting
03-30-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,789
Posted By daredevil

The idiotic comments regarding mirrors and why...

The idiotic comments regarding mirrors and why people do not use them when sharing the road never ceases to amaze me. There is not a single good reason not to wear one. Any comment against it can...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,548
Posted By daredevil

If u wanted to screw with it, a blast from an...

If u wanted to screw with it, a blast from an Airzound might catch their attention.

I say point at your ears and shake your head like you can't hear what they are saying, then wave.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,513
Posted By daredevil

couldn't help but notice...some of you mess with...

couldn't help but notice...some of you mess with Air Zounds? Between lights, bags, locks, clothing etc. I can't imagine messing with one of those as well just so I could essentially 'yell' at...
03-23-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,362
Posted By daredevil

just get a dinotte...

just get a dinotte...
03-20-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,352
Posted By daredevil

Been running a pair of these attached with a...

Been running a pair of these attached with a velcro strap. I have the 360 lumen model though, provides a whiter, brighter light. The 400 lumen model has a bit of a yellow tint to it. Combined with...
03-18-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,862
Posted By daredevil

my grandfather and father both worked for...

my grandfather and father both worked for American Can in KC.
03-17-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,862
Posted By daredevil

Their big competitor was Continental Can Co. Not...

Their big competitor was Continental Can Co. Not sure who does cans nowadays.
03-17-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 15,862
Posted By daredevil

A couple of more obscure brands, my dad made his...

A couple of more obscure brands, my dad made his living at American Can Company and my first job was at Burger Chef...both long gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-13, 07:15 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,491
Posted By daredevil

Those would work for a podcast or audio book but...

Those would work for a podcast or audio book but for music you need some good buds or cans. :)
Forum: Foo
03-06-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 136,011
Posted By daredevil

Good to see we are not alone! There's typically...

Good to see we are not alone! There's typically 4 in our bed too. 2 cats/2 dogs. :thumb:
03-04-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By daredevil

It depends on whether it was the front or back? ...

It depends on whether it was the front or back? I don't believe you've said, have you?
03-02-13, 08:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,651
Posted By daredevil

which brings me back to my original...

which brings me back to my original question....has anybody had trouble clipping in with this particular style of shoe because of the degree that the cleats are recessed?
03-02-13, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,651
Posted By daredevil

Are you kidding? I have cleats that work with a...

Are you kidding? I have cleats that work with a particular pedal. I put those cleats on the shoe and expect them to work with the same pedal.

...and apparently bat is easily entertained...not...
03-01-13, 08:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,651
Posted By daredevil

pedals and cleats that have worked with other...

pedals and cleats that have worked with other shoes.
03-01-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,651
Posted By daredevil

The Keen Austin's came in. Having a hard time...

The Keen Austin's came in. Having a hard time getting clipped in with them. Is it because the cleats are so far recessed maybe?

Anybody else had the same problem with this style?
02-28-13, 11:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,896
Posted By daredevil

I'm with you. Have an Alfine 8 and so far,...

I'm with you. Have an Alfine 8 and so far, trouble free, just as we like it.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,969
Posted By daredevil

I'm gonna guess your biggest problem will be the...

I'm gonna guess your biggest problem will be the toes. Try some baggies over them. And does that balaclava cover the ears?

I've always used Dermatone on exposed skin but have heard questions...
02-25-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 48,925
Posted By daredevil

I don't disagree with a single thing you say. ...

I don't disagree with a single thing you say. Hopefully your law officers are making the most efficient use of their time under such difficult circumstances.
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