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02-16-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By dan828

Seeing as they didn't ticket many people (the...

Seeing as they didn't ticket many people (the article says only 3 total that day, but many warnings) it sound like the guy the story focused on got ticketed because he shot off his mouth to the cop...
02-16-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,208
Posted By dan828

I've got an '04 Jeep Liberty, and I can fit my...

I've got an '04 Jeep Liberty, and I can fit my bike in on it's side with the front wheel removed and the rear seats laying down. I usually use my spare mounted Thule bike rack though, the arms fold...
02-03-06, 11:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,485
Posted By dan828

Yeah, but it's the DMV. His lawyer basically...

Yeah, but it's the DMV. His lawyer basically told him an appeal, which has to be made through the DMV, would take a very long time (and produce a good amount of billable hours) and likely wouldn't...
01-29-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By dan828

It is impossible to use satire on the internets...

It is impossible to use satire on the internets without at least one person taking it seriously.
01-25-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By dan828

How do you get that from the story linked? The...

How do you get that from the story linked? The headline reads "Bus carrying B.C. hoops team kills bicyclist on UNC campus" and has no information at all about what happened, other that it was on hwy...
01-23-06, 10:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 965
Posted By dan828

Sounds nice, but real estate in California is so...

Sounds nice, but real estate in California is so out of control that $500,000 will get you a house about 50-100 miles away from a job that pays you enough to afford a $500,000 house. Hell, I've been...
01-19-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By dan828

"...activating external safety features, such as...

"...activating external safety features, such as outer airbags."

I guess it'd be slightly better to be hit by an outer airbag on a car going 50 mph then by the grill, but I somehow expect that it...
01-16-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,233
Posted By dan828

Yeah, when I first got here I became mildly...

Yeah, when I first got here I became mildly interested in VC because it presented some compeling ideas on how to ride. It was pretty easy to figure out the important parts though, and now all of the...
01-10-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By dan828

LOL. It was me. And it's the first time I've...

LOL. It was me. And it's the first time I've ever been called a stalker, though I don't see how a reading a public blog that is linked to on two different forums amounts to stalking. :rolleyes:...
Forum: Foo
01-06-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 404
Posted By dan828

Probably the way that your melatonin cycle is...

Probably the way that your melatonin cycle is set. It has to do with what time during the day you are exposed to sunlight and darkness.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-06-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By dan828

I was thinking of building a trike over the next...

I was thinking of building a trike over the next few months-- I work at and have access to a complete sheetmetal/machining/welding/powdercoating shop, and I could probably pick up a good portion of...
01-03-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,129
Posted By dan828

What exactly are you trying to accomplish by...

What exactly are you trying to accomplish by bringing common sense into this argument? ;)
01-03-06, 11:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,792
Posted By dan828

In just about every self segregating group I've...

In just about every self segregating group I've ever been associated with in any fashion, there has always been some sort of term that means "those other idiots that aren't as enlightened as us." ...
Forum: Recumbent
01-02-06, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By dan828

This is actually what his brothers ended up...

This is actually what his brothers ended up getting him for Christmas. It had some things going for it that made it a good choice. It sits up high enough that he'll be able to get in and out...
12-30-05, 12:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,810
Posted By dan828

It's the secret of his success. Notice how much...

It's the secret of his success. Notice how much better he did after the surgery? He took off a couple of ounces of weight and it's also more aerodynamic. Soon all of the top racers will be doing...
12-30-05, 12:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,058
Posted By dan828

How about a radar gun? ;)

How about a radar gun? ;)
12-30-05, 05:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,810
Posted By dan828

Ah, the joys of internet forums :rolleyes:. ...

Ah, the joys of internet forums :rolleyes:. Every forum I frequent has this sort of jackassian type of hit and run post now and again. The annoying part isn't that the troll badmouths a...
12-29-05, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By dan828

How about a recumbent? I've been considering one...

How about a recumbent? I've been considering one myself since I've been having a bit of low back pain. The guys in the recumbent forum can answer any questions that you have, or check here:
...
12-29-05, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,159
Posted By dan828

Wouldn't just some standard padded cycling shorts...

Wouldn't just some standard padded cycling shorts or underwear work for you? Nashbar has some padded underwear for $15.00.
...
12-27-05, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By dan828

I had something that looked an awful lot like...

I had something that looked an awful lot like that. Complete with the stick shifter and the big spring suspension in the front and shocks on the back. Mine was dark gray and the bannana seat was...
12-21-05, 01:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By dan828

It's a link to a story about the court decision...

It's a link to a story about the court decision in the Dover, PA evolution/ID case. Just a coincidence I'd think.
12-19-05, 03:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,277
Posted By dan828

Well, in California you just wait for the DMV to...

Well, in California you just wait for the DMV to send you your regular plate in the mail. You can drive around with out a plate until then. A new car with just the little cardboard dealer...
12-14-05, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By dan828

Good God, that department sounds out of control. ...

Good God, that department sounds out of control. Ran down the guy and beat him, then the chief smacks around the union rep at a meeting over the disciplining of the deputies. :eek: .
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-05, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,408
Posted By dan828

Recumbent trike for a disabled person?

My brother-in-law's brother had a stroke a couple of years ago after being hit by a car while on foot (he stopped to help at a car accident and an idiot rubernecker plowed into him because he was...
12-08-05, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By dan828

I've dealt with UPS at work a couple of times...

I've dealt with UPS at work a couple of times with stuff that they damaged and it wasn't a problem-- call the phone number they have posted for damage claims and tell them what happened. You'll also...
12-07-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,691
Posted By dan828

Very creative! But do you really think that...

Very creative! But do you really think that people are that introspective?

I wear a helmet, but it's just simply to protect my head in case of an accident-- frankly, I could give a **** about...
11-24-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By dan828

Yeah, pretty lame. Though the "tipsy taxi"...

Yeah, pretty lame. Though the "tipsy taxi" service is pretty unreliable, and the few times I've had friends try to use it, they couldn't get a hold of anyone. And taxis are non-existent. Just like...
11-23-05, 05:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,430
Posted By dan828

If you say so. This article says he rides a Trek...

If you say so. This article says he rides a Trek Fuel 98, and has some more pictures from his ride:

http://www.watchingamerica.com/peoplesdaily000023.shtml
11-23-05, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,430
Posted By dan828

Doesn't look like it: ...

Doesn't look like it:

http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/11/20/bush.bikeride.reut/story.bush.bike.ap.jpg

U.S. President George W. Bush, center, rides with Chinese cyclists on the Laoshan...
11-22-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,430
Posted By dan828

And you haven't? :rolleyes:

And you haven't? :rolleyes:
11-18-05, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By dan828

Yeah, there are a couple of places I deal with...

Yeah, there are a couple of places I deal with regularly that do the same (McMaster-Carr industrial stuff and cablewholesale.com for computer cables, if anyone is interested). I just didn't expect...
11-16-05, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By dan828

And I thank you, from the very bottom of my soul...

And I thank you, from the very bottom of my soul I thank you, ;).




I paid for the two day FedEx ($10 more) so it should get here tomorrow. Sometimes I just can't wait for my new toys.
11-15-05, 08:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By dan828

Nashbar, ridiculous

I ordered a new trainer and some other things just after 12:00. It shipped at 5:30 and has already left Ohio. Come on, what if I'd changed my mind or something? This is just way to fast. ;)
...
11-14-05, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 586
Posted By dan828

I have an Garmin eTrex Vista, which is similar to...

I have an Garmin eTrex Vista, which is similar to the Legend but has more memory and adds a barometric altimeter and a compass-- GPS altitude readings don't work very well, and direction info only...
11-14-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By dan828

You think you've got a tough commute

http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/7071/Saigon_Traffic.html

This is just nuts. I wonder if these guys would be considered to be VC.
11-08-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,430
Posted By dan828

If you do, be sure to get both the truck number...

If you do, be sure to get both the truck number and his trailer numbers if you can make them out. Also provide a complete description of what happened and why it was dangerous. Having worked both...
11-08-05, 05:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,485
Posted By dan828

I wouldn't read to much in to it, I've lived in...

I wouldn't read to much in to it, I've lived in Davis for about ten years now, and this is not something I find hard to believe coming from the Davis PD. This is the same police department that once...
11-08-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,485
Posted By dan828

I have to agree. One of the worst miscarriages...

I have to agree. One of the worst miscarriages of justice I've ever seen happened to a friend of mine. Not to get into the whole story, but he drove a car, off road, while he was over the legal...
11-04-05, 06:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,957
Posted By dan828

Well, cyclocross bikes have come up a couple of...

Well, cyclocross bikes have come up a couple of times and I have to agree. 2 months ago I was at almost 290 lbs when I decided to get back into cycling after a many year hiatus-- the goal being to...
11-04-05, 05:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 999
Posted By dan828

Oh, I suppose. Maybe I just got spoiled living...

Oh, I suppose. Maybe I just got spoiled living in Davis for so long. As it is I'm either going to have to start riding in the dark (as the sun is usually setting by the time I leave work now) or...
11-04-05, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 999
Posted By dan828

For me, during the week the town I am in has...

For me, during the week the town I am in has nothing but lightless, shoulderless, high speed limit rural roads to ride on. Traffic is infrequent but consists mainly of large pickups and farm...
11-04-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,070
Posted By dan828

Everywhere I've ever lived had "hardship"...

Everywhere I've ever lived had "hardship" exceptions to the 16 YO limit, so they could easily include such exceptions in any new laws. If you are able to prove you need to get to work or have some...
10-27-05, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By dan828

I bought an '05 Fuji Cross Comp a couple of...

I bought an '05 Fuji Cross Comp a couple of months ago with the idea of commuting/weekend trail road/rides like you are saying, and it's worked out great for me. The LBS was getting rid of the '05...
10-27-05, 10:04 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,482
Posted By dan828

Being relatively new to these forums, I don't...

Being relatively new to these forums, I don't have any kind of history with Helmet Head, so you are looking a bit trollish to me.

Frankly, after getting back into cycling after a many year...
10-25-05, 01:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,444
Posted By dan828

Just like the people with poor spelling and...

Just like the people with poor spelling and grammar. ;)
10-24-05, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,444
Posted By dan828

Hell, the elementary school I went to 1st-3rd...

Hell, the elementary school I went to 1st-3rd grade taught all the kids to ride against traffic-- we had a "bike safety" assembly every year where they told us specifically to do it. Went to a new...
10-20-05, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By dan828

It was a Penske Freightliner, rented for the Ag...

It was a Penske Freightliner, rented for the Ag season.
10-20-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By dan828

The only accident I ever got in while driving a...

The only accident I ever got in while driving a truck was with a young girl in an SUV that ran a stop sign and hit me. At a T intersection where she was the only one with a stop sign. She's lucky...
10-19-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By dan828

Do accidents happen between trucks and...

Do accidents happen between trucks and bicyclists? Yes, obviously. Are the truck drivers at fault some times? Of course. Are all truck drivers blood thirsty bicycle hating maniacs? No. I'm much...
10-19-05, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By dan828

Just think about how that is impacting his...

Just think about how that is impacting his ridding. 40 pounds lighter? Carbon-fiber frames have nothing on that.
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