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06-25-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,779
Posted By loky1179

Did not run the light, was oncoming traffic,...

Did not run the light, was oncoming traffic, attempted left cross.
06-24-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,779
Posted By loky1179

Then the lights are doing their job. I'd never...

Then the lights are doing their job. I'd never used a flashing light in broad daylight - until I was almost run over in broad daylight, crossing on the green, in the crosswalk, with my five year old...
06-09-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,683
Posted By loky1179

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree...

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree - it is a different world today. The crime rate is much lower now than it was back then. The difference now is that there is an entire industry...
12-19-18, 04:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,983
Posted By loky1179

Just haven't gotten around to it. It should be...

Just haven't gotten around to it. It should be at the top of my queue - I'll have to check if Netflix even has it on disc. Every time I hear the famous movie quotes, I feel like I'm culturally...
12-19-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,983
Posted By loky1179

Casablanca.

Casablanca.
10-07-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By loky1179

I don't know how your sample has held up over the...

I don't know how your sample has held up over the last 40 years, but I rode my 1980 Trek 412 equipped with a Condor saddle on tour for 1500 miles with no issues.

Nothing necessarily wrong with the...
10-05-18, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,522
Views: 118,546
Posted By loky1179

Did you ever find a skewer? I have a whole set of...

Did you ever find a skewer? I have a whole set of hubs I could send you!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/img_1629_588be8dfb36a61030ea469e1d20552c99ec8e855.jpg...
08-08-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 901
Posted By loky1179

I remember people switching levers so they could...

I remember people switching levers so they could play MT bike polo. If you hold the mallet in your right hand, it is easier to steer when braking using only the rear brake.
12-29-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 28,412
Posted By loky1179

Just got my first "Redirect blocked" message. ...

Just got my first "Redirect blocked" message. Thanks IBobi!
12-29-17, 01:10 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 28,412
Posted By loky1179

Thanks for the tip. Going to give this a try. ...

Thanks for the tip. Going to give this a try. FYI, Bike forums has been virtually un-viewable on my Android Moto 3g for the past few weeks - site usually redirects before I can even read the...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-17, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 52,777
Posted By loky1179

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6542...

Bizman (PA) _____________________________ 6542 (7612 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) ____________________________ 6000 (9416 total)
Gregf83 (BC) ____________________________ 5695 (8986...
Forum: Touring
08-03-17, 07:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,314
Posted By loky1179

You must have had earplugs in. I can't shut up...

You must have had earplugs in. I can't shut up about how great the 520 rides!:love:
06-20-17, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By loky1179

That would also give our herding dog some...

That would also give our herding dog some exercise. :thumb:
06-09-17, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By loky1179

If I felt I could, I'd "naturalize" my whole...

If I felt I could, I'd "naturalize" my whole lawn. This whole idea that everybody needs this perfect, weed free carpet or green grass is a triumph of insanity.


There is definitely a lack of...
06-06-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By loky1179

I don't know - if you really don't WANT to buy a...

I don't know - if you really don't WANT to buy a car, but you have to anyway, I think this forum might be just the place.

So I'll give my two cents. I'd get a car, and have a class 1 trailer...
06-06-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,543
Posted By loky1179

Life is simpler when bikes are involved

So, I aspire to be car lite, but those aspirations have been butting heads with reality for the past few months. I'd like to bike a LOT more, but the reality is that I live in the suburbs, work...
05-29-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,568
Posted By loky1179

Exactly. Just need to find the proper bike that...

Exactly. Just need to find the proper bike that inspires you!
05-29-17, 02:20 PM
03-29-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,885
Posted By loky1179

. . . the world would be a better place :).

. . . the world would be a better place :).
01-06-17, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By loky1179

:thumb: I'll add that to my birthday wish list!

:thumb: I'll add that to my birthday wish list!
01-06-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,342
Posted By loky1179

I don't think the uniqueness is a deterrent. A...

I don't think the uniqueness is a deterrent. A friend had his Rans recumbent stolen last summer. Pretty unique bike, but expensive.

They'll steal anything.
01-06-17, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,749
Posted By loky1179

Where do you find these things?! I dragged a...

Where do you find these things?! I dragged a Craftsman wrench along when I was commuting by cruiser.

Which I did 4 or 5 times last summer. Single speed La Jolla cruiser. It added about 15...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 70,272
Posted By loky1179

I reposted this. I noticed the totals were...

I reposted this. I noticed the totals were screwed up at post #1521, affecting posts 1518-1520. I think I corrected them.

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 11015 miles YTD (Actual commuting...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 70,272
Posted By loky1179

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 11015 miles YTD...

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 11015 miles YTD (Actual commuting miles)
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 8803.6 (10,974 total) [202/203]
Bizman (PA) ______________________ 7910 (8954 total...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,707
Posted By loky1179

Well, if we are going to play the guessing game,...

Well, if we are going to play the guessing game, I'll go with Wells Fargo :).

I work a couple blocks from there. Can't complain about my bike parking, but showers would be nice.
12-16-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By loky1179

So, can you schedule your doctor appts for your...

So, can you schedule your doctor appts for your trips yo SLC? My sister has lived in FL for over 10 years, yet when she needs to see a 'real' doctor, she schedules it for one of her trips back to...
12-16-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By loky1179

Exactly. It's the little things in life, the...

Exactly. It's the little things in life, the things that you can't put a price tag on, that are really the most important.
12-13-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,106
Posted By loky1179

Though a rental car would make more sense, you'll...

Though a rental car would make more sense, you'll lose bragging rights on bikeforums. :thumb:
12-13-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 14,450
Posted By loky1179

I certainly am (wondering, that is). I wonder...

I certainly am (wondering, that is). I wonder why so many people come to this forum specifically to talk about how much car free living sucks. That is weird, to put it in the most polite terms...
11-29-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 16,775
Posted By loky1179

I think the idea of not wanting to own or rely on...

I think the idea of not wanting to own or rely on a car is becoming pretty well accepted, even if the reality of accomplishing that is still difficult for most people.

Of course, the idea is not...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 935
Posted By loky1179

Trek 520

Trek 520
11-11-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,352
Posted By loky1179

I can't argue with that bolded statement, there...

I can't argue with that bolded statement, there ARE some relentless posters on this subforum!
11-11-16, 05:04 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,352
Posted By loky1179

If you are smart (which is a given if you are...

If you are smart (which is a given if you are reading this forum!), you put that tarp to good use WHILE you are riding.
...
11-08-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,352
Posted By loky1179

I know, it's is terrible when folks like you and...

I know, it's is terrible when folks like you and I are contributing VALUABLE content post after post after post, and then somebody like Tandempower has to spoil things by expressing actual ideas. ...
10-31-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By loky1179

Memories of a Carfree Halloween

It just so happens this is the 25th anniversary of the legendary 1991 Halloween Blizzard in Minneapolis.
10-29-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 9,352
Posted By loky1179

It is also not the "Simple Living Forum" - but...

It is also not the "Simple Living Forum" - but there, right at the top of the forum, is a stickied thread entitled "How Simply Do You Live?"

A moderator, at one time, must have decided this...
10-21-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,563
Posted By loky1179

And, just a comment on my previous post, and to...

And, just a comment on my previous post, and to emphasize that this fits squarely in the "LCF" realm, the fact that my son's SCHOOL believes it is too dangerous for kids to walk 1/4 mile to school...
10-21-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,563
Posted By loky1179

My question as well - until I moved to the 'burbs...

My question as well - until I moved to the 'burbs and had a kid.

When I was a kid, I walked a 1/4 mile to school, starting when I was 6 years old - all by myself.

Now I'm 52, and my kid has...
10-21-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,750
Posted By loky1179

Personally, before making any decision, I always...

Personally, before making any decision, I always ask "What would I-like-to-bike" do (WWILTBD?)? Then my path is crystal clear.
10-20-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,846
Posted By loky1179

Maybe they get everywhere too fast by driving...

Maybe they get everywhere too fast by driving their cars, and then can't figure out what to do with their free time. Or, maybe they've spent all their money on their cars, and internet forums are...
10-17-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,860
Posted By loky1179

OK, today's ride was the opposite - it POURED...

OK, today's ride was the opposite - it POURED rain for the first 20 miles, stopped when I was 2 miles from home. No way is this just coincidence.

Don't start to think you've outrun Car Lite...
10-17-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,846
Posted By loky1179

OK, there's Gilligan's Island, and . . . :lol:

OK, there's Gilligan's Island, and . . . :lol:
10-15-16, 02:07 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,846
Posted By loky1179

:thumb: +1 :thumb:

:thumb:

+1 :thumb:
10-14-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 9,846
Posted By loky1179

I'm glad you've finally figured out the purpose...

I'm glad you've finally figured out the purpose of this forum. No need to argue FOR LCF as an idea. That is a given. As for people coming here to argue AGAINST LCF? I believe there is a little...
10-06-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,860
Posted By loky1179

Only 9 bikes? Maybe that's why you're able to...

Only 9 bikes? Maybe that's why you're able to hop on and ride. I've got more than a dozen I'm tripping over. So many bikes it makes it impossible to ride some days :).

The $15 a day figure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 70,729
Posted By loky1179

For some reason, every time one of these pops up...

For some reason, every time one of these pops up on Craigslist, I think I want it. Unfortunately, I'm working with the expression n+1 where n>12.

Maybe somebody else will want this solution...
10-05-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,860
Posted By loky1179

Car Lite Karma

Being car light usually is its own reward - save money, get exercise, reduce stress - the list goes on.

But what is the flip side, when you could have left your car at home, but decided to drive...
09-30-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,789
Posted By loky1179

It was not. But, I did slow down and look very...

It was not. But, I did slow down and look very closely on my next commute home :).

Got my new take-a-look this week. It is SO NEW and CLEAR! I can hardly take my eyes off what is behind me...
09-30-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,550
Posted By loky1179

That sounds like you are proposing a DEATH panel...

That sounds like you are proposing a DEATH panel :).

Who decides when Grandpa's thread should die? You? Me? The professionals at Bike Forums? That's a slippery slope! :roflmao2:
09-22-16, 04:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,699
Posted By loky1179

Ouch. I'm shocked that all of us bike forum...

Ouch. I'm shocked that all of us bike forum experts were unable to arrive at the correct diagnosis :). Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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