Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: DanFromDetroit
Showing results 1 to 50 of 608
Search took 0.49 seconds.
Forum: Foo
08-12-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I have had good luck with an outfit called Off...

I have had good luck with an outfit called Off Lease Computers ( http://www.techagain.com/ ). I bought an older Compaq Armada laptop from them and was very pleased with both the computer and the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-05, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By DanFromDetroit

It seems to me that the problem is not...

It seems to me that the problem is not necessarily the ATVs. It is just plain old lack of courtesy. If folks on ATVs behaved like proper road users instead of like rodeo cowboys, I think there would...
12-06-04, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Just a technical note: I doubt it would be...

Just a technical note:

I doubt it would be that difficult for the cops to figure out how to find www.txtmob.com. If you want to make it expensive for them to harass cyclists; instead of one flash...
Forum: Foo
12-06-04, 08:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,765
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Don't own a digital camera, so I posted an image...

Don't own a digital camera, so I posted an image that was already online.
12-03-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Driving directions avoiding highways

Terraserver.com now has driving directions. The feature is located on the tools pane of the actions menu on their WWW site.

Since Mapquest.com discontinued the avoid highways feature, I have seen...
12-02-04, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,080
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I counted riding my bike as "some other...

I counted riding my bike as "some other pro-cycling activity".

To be truthful, other than as an object lesson or example that it can be done, I don't really do much to promote cycling.

Most...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-04, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I had a North Face Recon II. I used the hydration...

I had a North Face Recon II. I used the hydration sleeve to stow the laptop. It is padded and works pretty well.

If the pack fit me better I would still be using it.

I currently use a CamelBak...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-04, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By DanFromDetroit

A bit less than half his commute is spent on the...

A bit less than half his commute is spent on the ferry. If you subtract that out, it seems like a pretty reasonable commute time. I think his main problem is that he lives on an island. A 40 minute...
Forum: Foo
11-29-04, 07:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,263
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I have often thought the Jedi Mind Trick was...

I have often thought the Jedi Mind Trick was neat.



I wish I was better at it.

Shapeshifting also has an appeal. Morphing into a hawk, panther, or a wolf sounds like great fun.

Dan
Forum: Commuting
11-24-04, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I use an insulated bag originally meant for a...

I use an insulated bag originally meant for a baby bottle to hold my SLA battery. I have to bend the bottle cage just a bit to get it to fit with the battery inside the bag.

The insulated bag...
Forum: Foo
11-23-04, 08:32 AM
Replies: 43
wow
Views: 1,097
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Dodgeball is not an especially dangerous game....

Dodgeball is not an especially dangerous game. Perhaps we should outfit our kids in foam rubber suits when they must leave the house. It is dangerous out there you know.

Schools and the routes to...
11-23-04, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By DanFromDetroit

The WWW site is *much* improved since the last...

The WWW site is *much* improved since the last time I visited. I hope to be attending one of these soon.


Dan
Forum: Foo
11-22-04, 08:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,871
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I guess you are not counting lowering your...

I guess you are not counting lowering your cholesterol without taking pills.

Aside from that there is another side-effect that you are not considering. Vegans actually spend time thinking about...
11-22-04, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I would participate in organized road rallys if...

I would participate in organized road rallys if there were any to be found. As a transportation oriented cyclist, I don't really fit the profile of a club rider. I already run a 5K or 10K footrace...
11-19-04, 11:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I bought a NOAA weather receiver just for this...

I bought a NOAA weather receiver just for this purpose. I just snapped one day after sitting through 10 minutes of sports and commercials to hear the weather forecast "It is 34 and snowing, and on to...
Forum: Foo
11-19-04, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I just ordered a bottle (.6l) from these guys....

I just ordered a bottle (.6l) from these guys. The interesting thing is they charge $0.00 for shipping and no sales tax.

http://www.swissknifeshop.com/page/SKS/CTGY/SIGG

This is the first I've...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-04, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I bought a couple of sets of tireflys. They work...

I bought a couple of sets of tireflys. They work as advertised. I had a bit of trouble keeping up with battery use though. I wish they used AAA cells instead of the little watch battery type things....
11-16-04, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By DanFromDetroit

When I read the title for this thread, I thought...

When I read the title for this thread, I thought it was about strength training using no plates, dumbells or traditional weight training equipment.

Somehow I don't think just pushing a smaller cog...
11-15-04, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Second for Burt's Bees. It works well for me. ...

Second for Burt's Bees. It works well for me.

Dan
Forum: Commuting
11-15-04, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I have these on my VanDessel. They work...

I have these on my VanDessel. They work reasonably well for me. The only thing that I could add is that the plastic these things are made of gets quite brittle with time and cold. I should replace my...
11-11-04, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I happened across one of these the other day....

I happened across one of these the other day. They were performing a lipo-suction procedure on somebody along with a facial lift. I found this show to be somewhat scary and strange.

I can't...
11-10-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,382
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I can't read the link above, it seems to be...

I can't read the link above, it seems to be blocked by the corporate firewall.

I have no evidence either but this is what I have heard.

1. You don't burn more calories because it is cold....
Forum: Commuting
11-08-04, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I also ride all winter long. I use tights instead...

I also ride all winter long. I use tights instead of long-johns. They seem to work better and are less bulky.

Any running store should be able to sell you tights or you can buy them online from...
11-05-04, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I use two front lights. A 10W halogen headlight...

I use two front lights. A 10W halogen headlight and a blinking 3 LED light (ViewPoint Flare). these are spaced apart a bit on the handlebar.

The 10W halogen is used to see with. The blinking light...
10-29-04, 08:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I was transiting a parking lot. The snowplows...

I was transiting a parking lot. The snowplows sometimes plow the concrete wheel stops for the parking spots right into the piles of snow by mistake. I had the great idea of going over this large pile...
10-26-04, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I used an old inner tube and black hockey tape....

I used an old inner tube and black hockey tape. Works for me.

Do they play hockey where you are at ?

If not use cloth tape of some kind, it will probably work just as well.

Dan
10-26-04, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By DanFromDetroit

1. Winter. Does anyone wear contacts in very cold...

1. Winter. Does anyone wear contacts in very cold weather? I am talking about 5-32 F.
I wear contacts in very cold weather. Get some clear sunglasses. You will need to experiment some to find the...
10-26-04, 09:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,230
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Sort of off-topic: If the proponents of CM...

Sort of off-topic:

If the proponents of CM rides would organize 20k or 30k road races or if that requires to much time or official sanction, then informal road rallys, I believe that would be a...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,471
Posted By DanFromDetroit

www.mapsonus.com has an "avoid major hiways"...

www.mapsonus.com has an "avoid major hiways" option.

Dan
Forum: Commuting
10-22-04, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 949
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I ziptie the pump to the frame. I have a small...

I ziptie the pump to the frame. I have a small wedge frame bag that carries disposable tools, tire levers, and a spare tube.

I use a baby bottle insulating bag to hold my SLA battery in the water...
10-20-04, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By DanFromDetroit

The scale of the photo makes it kind of hard to...

The scale of the photo makes it kind of hard to get an idea for where these paths go. I am guessing the whole photo only covers about 1 square mile. I increased the size of the photo to 16 meter...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-04, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I was looking for a winter commuter in the same...

I was looking for a winter commuter in the same price range earlier this year. I looked at the Kona Smoke and Redline MonoCog.

I didn't end up with either. I decided to outfit the rain bike...
10-14-04, 11:56 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,118
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I treat my front brake like a helmet. I always...

I treat my front brake like a helmet. I always wear one but I try not to use it.

Things being what they are - each has been used a few times, but at least I live to tell the tale.

Dan
10-13-04, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,011
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I don't think more stringent licensing...

I don't think more stringent licensing requirements are the answer.

I think simply enforcing the laws on the books would be a good start. Aggressively enforcing speed limits and traffic laws and...
10-12-04, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,875
Posted By DanFromDetroit

There are safe and unsafe ways to do anything. If...

There are safe and unsafe ways to do anything. If you are completely sendentary, I wouldn't suggest an intense cardio workout as a good way to begin an exercise program.

Saying "Exercise Kills" is...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I tend to agree with d2create. If I could...

I tend to agree with d2create.

If I could buy only one bike it would probably be a cyclocross bike.

You should buy the commuter first and ride it for at least a year before getting a high...
10-12-04, 08:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,825
Posted By DanFromDetroit

What I find most interesting about this is that...

What I find most interesting about this is that almost none of these kids, or coaches for that matter, knew the rule existed.

All jewelry means all jewelry. Watches, rings, bracelets, livestrong...
10-12-04, 08:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,705
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I bought a Pista and I am happy with it. I rode...

I bought a Pista and I am happy with it. I rode it all spring and summer. The only thing I did to it was cover it with tape to keep the chrome from getting banged up, and added a front brake with a...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-04, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I have purchased from these guys...

I have purchased from these guys http://www.shopslms.com/backpacks-camelbak-products.html. They are pretty good and have the whole Camelbak line.

I had a RimRunner that I loved for 3 years. I...
10-08-04, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,256
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I really couldn't say. It speaks Chinese. ...

I really couldn't say. It speaks Chinese.

Probably advertisements.

Dan
10-07-04, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,175
Posted By DanFromDetroit

The best way to use keys like this is to rake...

The best way to use keys like this is to rake them across the face, especially the eyes, or across the back of someone's hand where they have grabbed you, or any area where skin covers bone or tendon...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-04, 07:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By DanFromDetroit

If I were going to morph a cyclocross/utility...

If I were going to morph a cyclocross/utility bike into a commuter, I would use the Nexus hub from the Milano on 700c wheels, add a mechanical front disk brake, put a rear rack on the thing with...
10-05-04, 11:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,560
Posted By DanFromDetroit

A SHT does not belong on a footpath because it...

A SHT does not belong on a footpath because it travels faster than walking speed and is big and heavy when compared with a person. It is a hazard to pedestrians.

On the premise that roads are for...
10-01-04, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Everybody hates the first mile (even runners)....

Everybody hates the first mile (even runners). The real test that will tell you if you are a runner or not is:

Runners start to feel slightly better after the first mile while everyone else...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-04, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By DanFromDetroit

This retailer...

This retailer (http://www.cambriabike.com/rack&bag/bagspack.htm) doesn't list a stash pocket for the Citizen, but does for other Chrome bags.

Dan
09-29-04, 06:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
Posted By DanFromDetroit

This road is not very far from where I live and I...

This road is not very far from where I live and I have biked in the area before. My general practice is to take advantage of the traffic signals. This cyclist (apparently) was trying to cross...
09-27-04, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By DanFromDetroit

I have a jacket made from WindStopper fleece,...

I have a jacket made from WindStopper fleece, made by TNF, I believe. It works as advertised and would be fine for an outer layer at the temperatures you mention.

Dan
09-27-04, 09:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,966
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Try a flavored green tea. My favorite is: ...

Try a flavored green tea. My favorite is:
Harney & Sons Organic Green (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0000CH4FF/002-9893000-2606422?v=glance)

Another source for exotic tea is...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-04, 08:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,172
Posted By DanFromDetroit

Utility commuter. I run and lift for fitness. I...

Utility commuter. I run and lift for fitness. I gave up on sanity years ago.

I rid myself of the car just over a year ago. Now I walk, run, bike or take the bus. These days I am running more than...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-04, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,313
Posted By DanFromDetroit

When I use one, I mount it on the non-drive side...

When I use one, I mount it on the non-drive side to avoid the pannier collecting gunk, dirt, and slush thrown up by the spinning chain/cogs.

Dan
Showing results 1 to 50 of 608
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.