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01-30-16, 01:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,575
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Crazy enough man, no retrofit/upgrade needed. ...

Crazy enough man, no retrofit/upgrade needed. Driverless cars are already dealing with human driver, cyclists, and pedestrians on a daily basis. Over a million miles logged so far with 14 minor...
01-06-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,288
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Blegh. Around here the drivers just run over...

Blegh. Around here the drivers just run over those repeatedly under they break off for good, then the little metal bit inside the bottom is the only thing remaining and it's invisible and hangs at a...
01-02-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,422
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Nope. I moved away from Chico pretty recently to...

Nope. I moved away from Chico pretty recently to a major west coast city that has a reputation for bike-friendliness (aka: one of the ones that isn't LA). There's a lot of perks to living here but...
11-27-15, 01:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,422
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Maybe he was late for his job at the wastewater...

Maybe he was late for his job at the wastewater treatment plant? It's the only place open in that direction by that hour.
11-08-15, 03:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,422
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Got road raged yesterday.

I was about four blocks from my house when it started, a nice downhill with narrow lanes and I held the 30mph speed limit the entire time. But this car was riding my ass like Jesus was about to be...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-15, 02:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,248
Posted By Saving Hawaii

A determined thief can improvise for a lot of...

A determined thief can improvise for a lot of obscure bits with the largest Torx bit that will fit and a hammer. Drive that sucker in and the splines bite. But also a lot of these guys have the...
10-09-15, 02:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 753
Posted By Saving Hawaii

That's like saying "aircraft carrier yields to...

That's like saying "aircraft carrier yields to yacht". It should be the case, legally it's often the case. But I live a couple blocks from the Ballard Bridge and I guarantee you that nobody on four...
10-04-15, 02:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Saving Hawaii

8 years of riding in California year-round here. ...

8 years of riding in California year-round here. Now in Seattle.

I don't know what to do in Seattle but in California I sufficed with a barely waterproofed cycling jacket and a baseball cap. The...
10-03-15, 02:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,770
Posted By Saving Hawaii

95 residents. Only some of which were panting...

95 residents. Only some of which were panting furiously about bike lanes and full body tattoos for their daughters. At best, assuming that a whole 95 residents of the town of Coronado agree with...
10-02-15, 01:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,770
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Based on the spineless city council giving in to...

Based on the spineless city council giving in to a couple dozen NIMBY's who lost their minds at a city council meeting. Democracy in action.

Truth is mate, democracy is a messy business. 2 steps...
10-02-15, 01:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,047
Posted By Saving Hawaii

The line from this that really sums it all up: ...

The line from this that really sums it all up:

"Now RTD plans to meet with Downtown Denver Partnership and city officials to discuss whether cycling on the mall should be completely banned,...
10-02-15, 12:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,372
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I think "rural" has a lot of different...

I think "rural" has a lot of different definitions. I lived in a small city (80k) in the middle of nowhere for a longtime. The rural roads there were great with scarce traffic (some stretches you...
10-02-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,110
Posted By Saving Hawaii

This is only true of steel bikes. Aluminum and...

This is only true of steel bikes. Aluminum and carbon fiber don't easily last 50 years. But aluminum makes up the bulk of present-day bicycle sales. And even in the world of steel it's not a...
09-27-15, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Well, it's accurate. The problem is that it's a...

Well, it's accurate. The problem is that it's a stupid metric. The metric is "cyclist fatalities / population". The easiest way to reduce cyclist fatalities is to not have cyclists. So places...
09-27-15, 03:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,453
Posted By Saving Hawaii

It's pretty easy to see a bit of it. Uber...

It's pretty easy to see a bit of it. Uber invests in driverless cars. Downtown parking garages go the way of the dodo. But yeah, after that it's pretty wild and wooly.
09-27-15, 03:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,770
Posted By Saving Hawaii

"Majority"? AKA, the cranky old farts who...

"Majority"?

AKA, the cranky old farts who showed up to the town hall meeting to wheeze prophetic of the dizzying future of Coronado's bike lanes?

The majority is represented by some lady who...
09-26-15, 02:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,048
Posted By Saving Hawaii

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mYUWy_hvxk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mYUWy_hvxk
09-26-15, 02:24 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,770
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Sometimes it's hard to remember I'm in advocacy...

Sometimes it's hard to remember I'm in advocacy and safety being as so many posters advocate positions like "no more bike lanes because we've had enough and we're not gonna take it anymore, get out...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,257
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Learn to patch a flat without removing the wheel...

Learn to patch a flat without removing the wheel and only removing one bead of the tire. Just lever the bead off, pull the tube out, find the hole, put the vulcanizing glue on, find the glass, stick...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-15, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,288
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I'd give mine an 8. This is a college town with...

I'd give mine an 8. This is a college town with about 80,000 people (a quarter of that is stereotypical college age). Mild weather and flat terrain means there's a lot of cyclists.

Our strongest...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Only A/O x 3? Beats my old boss who usually had...

Only A/O x 3? Beats my old boss who usually had a GCS of 11. I'd knock him down to 10 but I never had the nerve to see if he would obey my commands.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,445
Posted By Saving Hawaii

With regard to saddle choice, I've never tried...

With regard to saddle choice, I've never tried that spider-flex thing. I'm glad it's comfortable for you on a mountain bike or hybrid. It may not be as comfortable for you riding in a slightly more...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 688
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I thought I was going to see some ridiculous "you...

I thought I was going to see some ridiculous "you need a bike with full fenders and dyno lights" craziness.

But no...

Have a way to fix a flat? Have a way to fix a minor mechanical problem? ...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,810
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Have you been to California lewtwo? Plastic bags...

Have you been to California lewtwo? Plastic bags got banned.

I usually just throw my panniers in the shopping cart. Fill them until they're full, empty them onto the belt at checkout, and then...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-15, 02:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,380
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Functionality and durability are two different...

Functionality and durability are two different things. When I started working for the Forest Service I bought a pair of Redwing boots and they handed me an ugly, uncomfortable no-name backpack.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-15, 01:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,837
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I felt this way a lot before I got into more...

I felt this way a lot before I got into more competitive riding. I'd crush everyone on my commutes. I still do. There is still a bit of joy in passing a roadie on my obsolete cyclocross bike with...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,591
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Busch & Muller Ixon IQ Premium - $100 Wahoo...

Busch & Muller Ixon IQ Premium - $100
Wahoo RFLKT+ - $80

There are others I use but those are the only two that stand out to me as excellent value/price. The light does such an excellent job...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-15, 01:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,722
Posted By Saving Hawaii

There are alternatives for specific problems. ...

There are alternatives for specific problems.

Car already in use? Bad weather? Take a cab? That's probably a lot cheaper for the few times you'd use it than the alternative. Planning can often...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,356
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I think carrying technique helps. Grab the bike...

I think carrying technique helps. Grab the bike from the bottom of the top tube and lift it straight up and onto your shoulder. Way easier with diamond frames than step-thrus. That gets the weight...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-15, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 973
Posted By Saving Hawaii

The picture's a little grainy but it sure looks...

The picture's a little grainy but it sure looks like this bike will take a rack and fenders without too much work. It'll depend on the clearance through the fork and brake bridge if you can squeeze...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-15, 02:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,361
Posted By Saving Hawaii

My recreational bikes have SPD-SL, my utility...

My recreational bikes have SPD-SL, my utility bikes have SPD. But there's a lot of overlap in how these bikes get used. I commute on the marginally faster bikes sometimes and take the fendered and...
03-12-15, 11:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,270
Posted By Saving Hawaii

In the Queen's English "pavement" means what...

In the Queen's English "pavement" means what "sidewalk" does in Yankee English.
03-11-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,270
Posted By Saving Hawaii

"Winning the hearts and minds."

"Winning the hearts and minds."
03-11-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By Saving Hawaii

What we're up against.

http://i.imgur.com/FWzGP6k.gifv
Forum: Commuting
03-09-15, 12:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Skinned knuckles? There's a 3-inch scar on my...

Skinned knuckles? There's a 3-inch scar on my palm from when I open-fist punched a chainring after a tool slipped. That one hurt.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,731
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Stiff is good. From a guy with not-stiff-enough...

Stiff is good. From a guy with not-stiff-enough SPD shoes you definitely want stiff.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 10:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,560
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Toe clip overlap is one of those annoying things...

Toe clip overlap is one of those annoying things that you notice when you're checking the bike out and then never notice when you're actually riding it. Unless you're doing bar spins at speed you...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 10:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,560
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Yeah. No way. I used to. Completely slick...

Yeah. No way. I used to. Completely slick no-tread 23mm clinchers and no fenders? Wet, soggy mess three miles later. Fenders? Happiness.
03-06-15, 09:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,350
Posted By Saving Hawaii

My city has been doing this recently. It's...

My city has been doing this recently. It's bizarre. One of their newer projects featured a redone and wide sidewalk crossing a bridge into downtown. On the north end (outside of downtown) it looks...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-15, 08:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,390
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I would worry less about the hub and more about...

I would worry less about the hub and more about the light. Do you want a European-style bike light? I like them a lot but they have their limitations and drawbacks. Some folks say they're not...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Saving Hawaii

437097 Check out those punishing ascents and...

437097

Check out those punishing ascents and those wicked powerful legs. Gotta love how it doesn't mirror itself after the 3.5mi turnaround even though it's just a reversal of the same route. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-15, 09:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,199
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Is that a snowmobile jump in the background? ...

Is that a snowmobile jump in the background? Epic.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-15, 08:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,814
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Finally got a commute up to a 20mph average. ...

Finally got a commute up to a 20mph average.

435630

Now to do that every time.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,914
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Cyclemeter does this a couple different ways. ...

Cyclemeter does this a couple different ways. But Cyclemeter does anything you could want it to do.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,914
Posted By Saving Hawaii

It's a temporary thing. You'll get to the point...

It's a temporary thing. You'll get to the point where 15 miles in under an hour isn't undoable.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-15, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,705
Posted By Saving Hawaii

The thing with Aerospokes is that they're not...

The thing with Aerospokes is that they're not really that aero. You can get a much more aero and lighter wheel for cheaper with conventional spokes. And it will ride better and be more durable.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-15, 01:02 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,814
Posted By Saving Hawaii

I very rarely get to do the relaxed ride to work...

I very rarely get to do the relaxed ride to work thing. Usually I'm either amped to get out the door early to take the long route or I'm slacking and get out the door too late to do anything but...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,113
Posted By Saving Hawaii

You're caring far too much what other people...

You're caring far too much what other people think man. Just ride your bike. It's fun.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-15, 04:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,621
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Winter Bike To Work Day - Friday the 13th? ...

Winter Bike To Work Day - Friday the 13th?

The only scary thing was the swarm of pedestrians on the MUP. I nearly ran over a preschooler. Mom did an excellent job of telling the rest of her...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-15, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Saving Hawaii

Rather than a basket why not a rear rack? That's...

Rather than a basket why not a rear rack? That's a better solution and doesn't affect handling as much. I think your Crosstrail already has the braze-ons for that. So you buy a rack, screw it on,...
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