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10-30-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,558
Posted By barolo

Bike cleaning / wash/ detailing in Vancouver?

I am too lazy to clean my bike. Yes, I know how to clean it. I just don't want to.

Yes, I know this makes me a bad person. I am comfortable with that.

Do you know of anywhere in Vancouver that...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

345472 Thanks, I appreciate the ideas. With...

345472

Thanks, I appreciate the ideas. With this particular exit ramp, I don't think there is enough shoulder though. See attached photo - see how the white shoulder line just fades out? That's...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Glasses-mounted mirror sounds nice, but I'm...

Glasses-mounted mirror sounds nice, but I'm worried about rain. It rains about half the time in Vancouver. I don't wear glasses usually, but I would expect them to be a visual hazard with raindrops...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Cool! Thanks so much for that info. I'll give it...

Cool! Thanks so much for that info. I'll give it a try soon.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

That's two votes now for "use a mirror" - I'm...

That's two votes now for "use a mirror" - I'm thinking that does make sense. Thanks for the suggestion. I think I'll try using a mirror, and trying to avoid rush hour.

The...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

No, I have not tried that route - I'm intrigued...

No, I have not tried that route - I'm intrigued to hear that it is popular, and feel that I should give it a try if that is the case. However I can't quite figure it out, looking on Google maps. How...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Nope. Six still sux. Good ol' Ditchmond. :-)

Nope. Six still sux. Good ol' Ditchmond. :-)
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

I'm coming in from Vancouver via the Skytrain...

I'm coming in from Vancouver via the Skytrain bridge. This is my route:

http://www.strava.com/activities/87996865

I don't want to take Bridgeport, because I'd end up riding a long way on No. 6...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 04:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Interesting! I had not thought of a wearable...

Interesting! I had not thought of a wearable mirror. I can see how that could be helpful here. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Actually, I appreciate you raining on my parade,...

Actually, I appreciate you raining on my parade, thanks :-) We're talking about my safety here, so I'd much rather be aware of all the dangers than be ignorantly confident in my approach. I've been...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Thanks for the feedback! So it sounds like...

Thanks for the feedback!

So it sounds like you think I should be IN the rightmost through-lane (ie, NOT in the exit lane, where the red line in my diagram is, and NOT on the shoulder, where the...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Thanks so much for the thorough answer! I'm...

Thanks so much for the thorough answer! I'm really glad I asked. You've convinced me that taking the lane is the safest approach.
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

Thanks for the reply, awsimons. What you say...

Thanks for the reply, awsimons. What you say about taking the lane makes sense, I think.

As for any fast-moving dump trucks, etc, in the lane that I merge into - obviously I'll try to not cut...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By barolo

How to handle highway exit

I'd appreciate a bit of advice. I'm cycling from Vancouver to Richmond, British Columbia, for my morning commute.

I ride into this situation each morning, and I am unsure of the best way to...
10-25-11, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By barolo

Oops. :o Sorry. Well, perhaps you might want...

Oops. :o Sorry.

Well, perhaps you might want to go look at some pictures of ... what, singlespeed / fixed-gear bicycles and the enthusiasts who ride them?

You can e-punch me if you like. I can...
10-20-11, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,258
Posted By barolo

Fixie Bike Photography Show in Vancouver BC, just in case anyone is interested

A bunch of people here seem to like looking at fixie bike pics, so I just thought I'd mention that a friend of mine is putting on a show of his fixie bike photographs at a coffee shop in downtown...
10-20-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 977
Posted By barolo

Fixie Bike Photography Show

Like fixie bikes?

You might want to check out a photo show at Koffie - the independent coffee shop.

Come by to see portraits inspired by Vancouver's fixed gear bicycling subculture.
...
Forum: Touring
08-15-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By barolo

Thanks very much for the feedback. The...

Thanks very much for the feedback. The friendliness of the South sounds very appealing. Where in particular did you tour, Blackberry? Any recommended routes? Any areas to avoid?
Forum: Touring
08-15-05, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By barolo

I'm looking at spending the first half of October...

I'm looking at spending the first half of October in Tuscany. With my bike, of course.

Does anyone have much experience camping while bike-touring in Italy?

If so, did you use official...
Forum: Touring
09-28-04, 12:34 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 34,306
Posted By barolo

Just found this thread today - you folks with the...

Just found this thread today - you folks with the surly, your rigs look gorgeous!

Patch, have you tried your avid shorties in the rain yet? I had shorty 4's on my touring/commuter (may it rest in...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-04, 02:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,047
Posted By barolo

The bike shops in your area sound lousy! Where do...

The bike shops in your area sound lousy! Where do you live? If there is only one store in town, they really ought to make an effort to be accomodating. I know it's not easy to please everybody, but ...
09-20-04, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,184
Posted By barolo

Yup, it can be a little difficult to apply. Your...

Yup, it can be a little difficult to apply. Your advice sounds like the right thing to do, but I found it's very hard to react intelligently when you go over the handlebars at 40-plus km/h.

I got...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-04, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,824
Posted By barolo

A ride in the rain washes away the lingering...

A ride in the rain washes away the lingering details of a bad day at work like almost nothing else can. Spinning through a deluge, splashing through deep muddy puddles, and smiling empathetically at...
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