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07-29-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By kokomo61

How about trying it against another known working...

How about trying it against another known working ANT+ compatible device? Do you have a access to a Digifit transceiver, or another exercise machine that measures HR and is ANT+ compatible?

This...
07-28-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By kokomo61

Repair....replace, or just wait?

I have a Garmin Edge 305 that has been very loyal.....but it's started to just wink out even with a full battery charge. Probably a loose internal connector....but I can't fix that.

So...my...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,005
Posted By kokomo61

In my case, I took detailed photos of the bike,...

In my case, I took detailed photos of the bike, submitted the retail cost of the bike, along with a copy of an e-mail from the builder that the frame wasn't warranted after a crash, along with a...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By kokomo61

They WERE Specialized Armadillo CX 32...

They WERE Specialized Armadillo CX 32 tires.....they proved to be a bit TOO beefy. I went back to my trusty Gatorskin 28's, and all is right with the world.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By kokomo61

I got a Fuji Cross Pro (Ultegra/Dura Ace...

I got a Fuji Cross Pro (Ultegra/Dura Ace drivetrain) for $1170 (1060 or so when you include the Performance points) from PBS last year. This is it in commuting livery...
...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-09, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By kokomo61

Mike Tyson must be a cager...

An altercation between a cyclist and a motorist - a scuffle led to the motorist BITING OFF PART OF THE CYCLIST'S EAR. (http://www.indystar.com/article/20090403/NEWS02/904030373)
Forum: Commuting
03-10-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,362
Posted By kokomo61

I love my gatorskins, but I'm running 25's on my...

I love my gatorskins, but I'm running 25's on my roadie and 28's on my commuter.....23's would be too punishing for my 48 year old frame (I'm talking about me....not the bike).
Forum: Commuting
02-06-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,186
Posted By kokomo61

You've got to keep this in mind that even if a...

You've got to keep this in mind that even if a driver is at fault for hitting/running over you, they may try to raise the cyclist's contributory negligence as a potential defense (e.g., "If he wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 922
Posted By kokomo61

When I got hit, there were lots of witnesses,...

When I got hit, there were lots of witnesses, traffic was stopped in both directions to allow me to cross, and the guy passed the stopped traffic on the right to blow right through the marked...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

I didn't think I had one, because the X-rays...

I didn't think I had one, because the X-rays didn't show it. Because I was having pain further up my back, I got the MRI in August - and they sent the report on to the doc.....but never saw the...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

In hindsight, maybe - there are a couple of...

In hindsight, maybe - there are a couple of things I could have done better at the time:

1) get witness names - there were a couple people who saw it, and witnessed the accident....and offered...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

There's a kid around here (21, but that's a 'kid'...

There's a kid around here (21, but that's a 'kid' to me), who does yard work for $10/hour. 2 hours of raking a week, and it's spotless. I just run a leaf blower to get the stuff out into the yard,...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,662
Posted By kokomo61

I found a wallet on the W&OD trail last year - It...

I found a wallet on the W&OD trail last year - It must have just been dropped, because the guy was only a mile away - he answered his cell phone (there were several business cards of his in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By kokomo61

I don't recall the W&OD ever being plowed.....but...

I don't recall the W&OD ever being plowed.....but maybe I didn't ride those weeks. Usually it's fine until the first persistent snow - then it melts into ice and makes certain sections of the trail...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-08, 10:05 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

It's been a while since I updated, but here's the...

It's been a while since I updated, but here's the latest -

I've been released from physical therapy - I had plateaued, and was in the 'acceptable' range for movement/strength, so they ended...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,702
Posted By kokomo61

I use the bell well in advance of overtaking, and...

I use the bell well in advance of overtaking, and increase the number of times I ring it depending on my speed. Rarely, if ever, have I had a problem getting people's attention and having them move...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-08, 01:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,833
Posted By kokomo61

I've never seen the W&OD plowed. Once the first...

I've never seen the W&OD plowed. Once the first big snowfall hits, unless it melts completely, the MUP is a mess of rutted ice until spring temps arrive. Fortunately, it's usually only the month of...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By kokomo61

You must have seen my "Hit by a car this AM"...

You must have seen my "Hit by a car this AM" thread.....that was on June 23rd....

As far as a backup bike, I have two other bikes I could have used - my Giant CF road bike, or my aluminum/carbon...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By kokomo61

Three tubes?

I was tired this AM (from staying up to watch the 2 pres speeches), but still determined to commute in....When I went to inflate my rear tire, the presta valve cap popped right out - and that tube...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By kokomo61

That's a tempting idea.....I don't have a steel...

That's a tempting idea.....I don't have a steel frame bike......

but I do have a dedicated commuter, a CF roadie and a lightweight double, all with decent components....and the amount of time I...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By kokomo61

What to do with all these parts?

I've got a collection of parts that I'm not using nor likely to use...these range from some take-off's (stems, seatposts), to either unused or lightly used tires, seats, to more expensive things...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,158
Posted By kokomo61

Get the police report, and her insurance info...

Get the police report, and her insurance info (it's supposed to be on the police report.) You already gave her a chance to make this right.....and she's trying to weasel out. Turn it in yourself.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By kokomo61

I recently bought a couple of books by Chris...

I recently bought a couple of books by Chris Miller - he's one of the founders of National Lampoon, and Animal House was based on a series of short stories he wrote about his college days at...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By kokomo61

None of these are life-altering events. The lawn...

None of these are life-altering events. The lawn mower thing was funny - it was literally a line of 7-8 mowers that were headed down the MUP (probably starting time for the park maintenance...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By kokomo61

Normally, I'm in a GOOD mood....

The days I commute in, I'm usually in an upbeat mood...even when the weather's bad (gives me bragging rights about how 'tough' I am.....:rolleyes:)...but today was a bit different...

My Airzound...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By kokomo61

The guy who hit me passed the stopped traffic on...

The guy who hit me passed the stopped traffic on the right.....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,942
Posted By kokomo61

I'm 47, and I really don't care if I grow up or...

I'm 47, and I really don't care if I grow up or not. I'm the one having fun on the bike.

Anyway - I ride year round (2X commuting a week for a 43 mile RT), except when there's ice on the MUP....
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By kokomo61

I have a L&M halogen headlamp that works pretty...

I have a L&M halogen headlamp that works pretty well on the W&OD, but the place where I really needed good lighting is on the Fairfax County Parkway trail. Ninja walkers, Ninja dog walkers, and lots...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,913
Posted By kokomo61

This should be a bit more comfortable to wear.......

This should be a bit more comfortable to wear....

http://us.jawbone.com/
Forum: Commuting
10-19-08, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By kokomo61

Back to the original question.... Bicycling...

Back to the original question....

Bicycling and the Law (http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Law-Your-Rights-Cyclist/dp/1931382999/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224468860&sr=8-1) is a must-have...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,805
Posted By kokomo61

The camera is useful for documenting the scene if...

The camera is useful for documenting the scene if you are involved in an accident. (trust me, it's VERY useful for preventing a driver from changing their story later).

The repair stuff has...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By kokomo61

The '06 - 08' have rack braze-ons, and one set of...

The '06 - 08' have rack braze-ons, and one set of eyelets in the rear, with fender mounts on the front fork, too. (that's true for all 3 forks - the steel '06, the Easton '07 carbon, and the...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

My main goal is to get better. I've got a new...

My main goal is to get better. I've got a new bike, and that's going to be paid for, and there will be a P&S settlement at some point (current medical costs billed will be at $10K by 11/1)....but I'd...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

Another update.... I've been having some...

Another update....

I've been having some significant stiffness problems lately - whenever I've done anything significant lifting wise, (taking seats out of minivan, moving bags of lawn stuff) I'm...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,177
Posted By kokomo61

+2 - They're trying to intimidate/scare you, so...

+2 - They're trying to intimidate/scare you, so introduce the element of surprise. By the time they react, you'll be long gone - and the buddies will be laughing hard at the guy who's just spilled...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,215
Posted By kokomo61

Back when keyboards cost $70-80 a pop, I put one...

Back when keyboards cost $70-80 a pop, I put one in that had a Diet Coke spilled on it. Let it dry out for 24 hours, and worked like a charm for 2 years after that.

Now, keyboards are so cheap, I...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-08, 10:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,262
Posted By kokomo61

Love my Fuji Cross Pro - and the regular Fuji...

Love my Fuji Cross Pro - and the regular Fuji Cross is nice too. My Kona Jake the Snake was awesome (may she rest in peace - or pieces, depending on how you look at it).

Cross bikes handle great,...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By kokomo61

Here's my Fuji Cross Pro: ...

Here's my Fuji Cross Pro:

http://members.cox.net/hollingsworth/fujixpro.jpg

Changed out CX tires for slicks with tireliners (actually going to go back down to Gatorskins 28's - the Armadillo...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,185
Posted By kokomo61

When I'm riding in full darkness (late Oct - mid...

When I'm riding in full darkness (late Oct - mid March), I run with a helmet light (L&M Solo), two headlights (Minewt X2), and two blinkers (Topeak White Light). The blinkers run until it's full...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,504
Posted By kokomo61

I've had to deal with a couple drafters on the...

I've had to deal with a couple drafters on the W&OD - mostly just on the one stretch between Vienna and Hunter Mill Road for some reason. I'll try to slow down just a bit to see if they'll pass....
...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

We have a Select Comfort mattress, and I was able...

We have a Select Comfort mattress, and I was able to crank it up to the highest setting. That helps quite a bit - but I also need a body pillow between my knees to keep my hips and spine in line. So,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,495
Posted By kokomo61

Haven't updated for a while, so I thought I would...

Haven't updated for a while, so I thought I would post the latest....

New bike is working out well, but I'm going to strip off the Specialized Armadillo CX tires and go back to Gatorskins - the...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-08, 07:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 884
Posted By kokomo61

I don't mind people who use them while driving...

I don't mind people who use them while driving (it's not perfect, but at least they're not fumbling with something in their hands)...but I'm just amazed at how many people will continue to carry on a...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,840
Posted By kokomo61

Good point. You're right, it's better to defuse...

Good point. You're right, it's better to defuse the situation with humor - When I'm riding home after it gets dark, and the neighbor kids are home, they think it's the coolest thing in the world to...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,840
Posted By kokomo61

This must be where it starts....

Riding home yesterday, I came across a group of kids playing in the middle of the street - since they took up the whole street, I gave a quick blip on the horn to let them know I was coming down the...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-08, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,399
Posted By kokomo61

I have a choice between: ...

I have a choice between:

http://www.roadstothefuture.com/roadsnova/7100pic1.gif

and this:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/156/382721814_c6338cba22.jpg?v=0

I take the highway - just look...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,962
Posted By kokomo61

Yep. (http://www.wasteoftechnology.com/?p=105) ...

Yep. (http://www.wasteoftechnology.com/?p=105)

Hit a bird going 73 MPH on a rollercoaster....
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By kokomo61

My MUP path to work has several street crossings,...

My MUP path to work has several street crossings, one in particular is so bad, that I always wait until both sides stop completely before even attempting to get across. At least 3 times in the past...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,838
Posted By kokomo61

True - but I filed a FOIA request (in Virginia -...

True - but I filed a FOIA request (in Virginia - YMMV), and got copies of the EMS report, and a copy of the recording/transcript of the 911 call. The EMS report had the names of the first...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,838
Posted By kokomo61

As said before - Document EVERYTHING. Pictures,...

As said before - Document EVERYTHING. Pictures, bills, statements, reports, etc. If she's taking Advil for pain, document it. If she's having trouble sleeping, document it.

Get a copy of...
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