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05-20-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,584
Posted By sm1960

I find school buses the most dangerous thing I...

I find school buses the most dangerous thing I face on the small country roads. I have been pushed of the road and into the brush a number of times. The driver passes with room and starts moving...
05-20-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,008
Posted By sm1960

a) How to fall - down....seriously, you probably...

a) How to fall - down....seriously, you probably will not have a choice. I don't even recall my bike accident, smashed my helmet to bits. (1st time I wore a helmet, 1 use).

b) What to wear to...
05-05-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,126
Posted By sm1960

A few years back my friend who lived outside of...

A few years back my friend who lived outside of Vegas had a very steep gravel climb to his house, on a motorcycle he had to go slow. A neighbors bernard always came out after him, the dog finally...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,735
Posted By sm1960

Maybe the 1st flat was legit, and the second was...

Maybe the 1st flat was legit, and the second was from a pinched tube from changing the 1st. Did you determine the cause of the flat?
04-21-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,056
Posted By sm1960

Back in 83, while stationed in Portland, OR, I...

Back in 83, while stationed in Portland, OR, I borrowed my neighbors bike. As I was going down a road I came upon a small dog that didn't seem to hear me, just as I reached the dog I yelled and...
04-06-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,083
Posted By sm1960

169.18 DRIVING RULES - Yes cars can cross the...

169.18 DRIVING RULES - Yes cars can cross the double yellow to pass when the road is obstructed, including slow vehicles.
Forum: Commuting
09-15-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,647
Posted By sm1960

I always carry a baseball hat in my bag. I wear...

I always carry a baseball hat in my bag. I wear it under my helmet in the rain, keeps my glasses dry and a shield if a car is spraying me.

Warm rain, love it. Thunder storm, feels like an...
08-19-14, 10:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,451
Posted By sm1960

dog whistle attached to front forks....warns the...

dog whistle attached to front forks....warns the dogs to look out for you
08-19-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,927
Posted By sm1960

Didn't mean to criticize the clothing, just...

Didn't mean to criticize the clothing, just pointing out he's on his way to work
08-19-14, 10:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,927
Posted By sm1960

This highway is so busy the breakdown lanes...

This highway is so busy the breakdown lanes (where a bicycle would ride), are authorized for traffic use. Cars were attempting to swerve out of the breakdown lane and into the 1st lane while traffic...
08-18-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,558
Posted By sm1960

It took me a year to get back on(1996). Had to...

It took me a year to get back on(1996). Had to buy a new bike. Quick release on front disengaged, I think my kids did it playing near my bike ( 5 yrs old), old type release, only a lever. ...
08-18-14, 06:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,927
Posted By sm1960

What can they be thinking

Ever see a cyclist doing something bizarre? This morning on 93s, north of Boston I passed a cyclist. This is a major highway so busy during morning and evening rush hour the breakdown lanes are...
05-22-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,539
Posted By sm1960

Before I became a regular cycist I went out on my...

Before I became a regular cycist I went out on my bike for a ride. Tuned it up the week before as I wanted to make it a regular thing. My kids (very small) had been playing around my bike and the...
05-12-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,820
Posted By sm1960

I'm already paying excise taxes (yearly car tax...

I'm already paying excise taxes (yearly car tax in MA) on 5 vehicles, don't need another tax.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,853
Posted By sm1960

I like a touring bike. Made to carry load,...

I like a touring bike. Made to carry load, longer wheel base for stability, heavy duty rims and tires.

2007 Trek 520
04-28-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,451
Posted By sm1960

dog spray or get license to carry. Both fix...

dog spray or get license to carry. Both fix problem
04-28-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 9,277
Posted By sm1960

It is only trespass when clearly mark "No...

It is only trespass when clearly mark "No Trespassing", or the owner has verbally asked you to leave the property and you refuse to do so.
04-22-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,284
Posted By sm1960

anyone surprised by the attackers?

anyone surprised by the attackers?
04-21-14, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 448,965
Posted By sm1960

I would be dead, or at best a veg without my...

I would be dead, or at best a veg without my helmet. 1st day I ever wore one the quick release on my front wheel failed as I attempted to hop a dip in the road. Going about 25mph, helmet shattered,...
06-28-13, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By sm1960

Rolling stop, say hi to the kid

Rolling stop, say hi to the kid
06-24-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,462
Posted By sm1960

I purchase a car for my daughter from a guy...

I purchase a car for my daughter from a guy selling his grandfathers car. When he couldn't start the car by inserting the key into the air vent they figured it was time to take the keys.
06-24-13, 07:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,830
Posted By sm1960

I had a light that wouldn't change for me on a...

I had a light that wouldn't change for me on a bad intersection. I called the town and an engineer met me there the next day. He adjusted the sensor so my bike would trip it.
05-10-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,121
Posted By sm1960

sometimes it work, and sometimes not. Have had...

sometimes it work, and sometimes not. Have had drivers almost collide head on because the tool passing me isn't paying attention.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,003
Posted By sm1960

Trek 520 Flat no load about 28. Loaded...

Trek 520
Flat no load about 28.
Loaded panniers downhill 42 (35mph speed limit, and cars still have to pass me)
My other downhill I'm to chicken to tuck it. Too steep with an S turn on the bottom.
04-01-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,029
Posted By sm1960

your camera location sucks. Are you riding a...

your camera location sucks. Are you riding a pogo stick? Either fix it on your bike or on your helmet. Some can wear it on their chest, you are not one of these people.
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