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Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By ax0n

Well, we were all sitting inches away at the bar...

Well, we were all sitting inches away at the bar that's right there on the other side of the glass. William included.
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By ax0n

Juxtaposition

I took this photo this morning after a friend of mine and I pulled up to the coffee shop and parked.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3181/3043585766_4dee06a6b7.jpg

Similarities:
* Human powered...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-08, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 985
Posted By ax0n

I'm the same way. I spend 10 or more hours a week...

I'm the same way. I spend 10 or more hours a week on the bike, and instinct makes me look up and left whenever I feel like checking out what's behind me. I'm sure it has to look like I'm rolling my...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-08, 10:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,295
Posted By ax0n

What part of the country and how far is your...

What part of the country and how far is your commute? The electric bike is not likely helping.

Check it. 48 degrees. Sure, I needed a long-sleeve t-shirt, and I like my ears covered when it's...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By ax0n

Indeed, for commuting, most light output over 100...

Indeed, for commuting, most light output over 100 lumens or so is probably more of a "want". That said, I really like having about 500 lumens, but wouldn't complain if I had more (provided the light...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By ax0n

Being lower center of gravity, it would make it...

Being lower center of gravity, it would make it feel more stable, but not likely lighter or faster.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By ax0n

It was more a statement of "Good Lord" at the...

It was more a statement of "Good Lord" at the price.

That freeze plug setup is pimp.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 06:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By ax0n

It's 800 Lumens. They just messed up the online...

It's 800 Lumens. They just messed up the online store. Here's the press release:
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,197
Posted By ax0n

DiNotte 800L... Good lord...

Just got the press release. Details:
http://store.dinottelighting.com/shared/StoreFront/product_detail.asp?RowID=114&CS=dinotte&All=True

:eek:
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,457
Posted By ax0n

Don't let the Athenas see this thread...

Don't let the Athenas see this thread...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,265
Posted By ax0n

If trailers count, I'd be willing to tow my...

If trailers count, I'd be willing to tow my explorer to the post office with my bike, though...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 04:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,265
Posted By ax0n

67 pounds, plus my 200 pound clyde-ass. ...

67 pounds, plus my 200 pound clyde-ass.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2327/2550357312_11aa5bb679.jpg
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,576
Posted By ax0n

+1. I've been out at 3am. I've been out at 2am...

+1. I've been out at 3am. I've been out at 2am when bars close. Remain prudent, visible, and modify your route in the name of safety if you must. There's not really a time of day I feel it's not safe.
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,350
Posted By ax0n

The best advice I can give is for each person to...

The best advice I can give is for each person to figure it out scientifically. I just tried stuff last year and logged the results...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 4,569
Posted By ax0n

29, Male, and year-round. Kansas isn't too bad in...

29, Male, and year-round. Kansas isn't too bad in the winter. We usually have a little stint of near-zero (-20C) and a few rounds of snow up to eight inches deep (but usually less). A mountain bike...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-08, 07:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,336
Posted By ax0n

On point 4: Rohloff is relatively new. NuVinci is...

On point 4: Rohloff is relatively new. NuVinci is REALLY new. I know people who are using their grandfathers' Sturmey Archers and almost all IGH are pretty resilient if you keep them adjusted...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,336
Posted By ax0n

Unofficially, my answer is "yes" however it's a...

Unofficially, my answer is "yes" however it's a really, really bad idea. They like to be perfectly adjusted and if you're the slightest bit off, they get finicky and slip or skip. I'd imagine it's...
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,460
Posted By ax0n

The forum I help run survives soley on...

The forum I help run survives soley on sponsorships. It also rarely goes down due to database errors. I pretty much refuse to pay a dime to enjoy something that's broken for at least half an hour a...
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By ax0n

This was a brother from New Orleans. No...

This was a brother from New Orleans. No patchoulli or fabulouth flagranth here. Boy was he drunk, though.
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 10:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,336
Posted By ax0n

It's worth mentioning that I'm actually about to...

It's worth mentioning that I'm actually about to pull the trigger on converting my winter beater over to a Nexus 3. It's an old mountain bike that's going to need new front and rear derailers, new...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,336
Posted By ax0n

1) Negligible or maybe LIGHTER if you consider...

1) Negligible or maybe LIGHTER if you consider the fact that you're ditching a front and rear derailleur as well as potentially two chainrings up front.

2) Things like NuVinci and Rohloff have a...
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By ax0n

I actually had a fascinating half-hour-long bout...

I actually had a fascinating half-hour-long bout of Drunken Bible Trivia with one of the panhandlers. I.E. We were BOTH drunk. It was the best $0.18 I've ever spent.
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By ax0n

Yeah, the overhead Muni bus/tram wires were...

Yeah, the overhead Muni bus/tram wires were fascinating but ugly. It's a miracle that system even works.

I only had a few hours of spare time out there and most of it was after dark. I tried to...
Forum: Foo
09-21-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 728
Posted By ax0n

San Francisco (pics)

I went out to SF on business last week. Having never been to California, it was a litle bit of culture shock. And holy crap, the bikes! Everywhere! Now if someone would pay me $200K a year so I could...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,289
Posted By ax0n

I'll follow you, buddy!

I'll follow you, buddy!
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 08:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By ax0n

I've put it in a few other registries, not that...

I've put it in a few other registries, not that one... yet.

I realize it's not my FAULT it got stolen but I work in the information security biz and have a fascination with locks, surveillance and...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By ax0n

It was right next to my front door on the second...

It was right next to my front door on the second story breezeway, so I'm pretty sure it was someone familiar with this building. If not someone who lives here, someone who was visiting. I was...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By ax0n

:lol: That narrows it down to about 85% of the...

:lol: That narrows it down to about 85% of the local population.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-08, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By ax0n

yeah, I don't have the SN and I don't know the...

yeah, I don't have the SN and I don't know the originating bike shop, but I'm guessing it was bought at a Dick's Sporting Goods or something, as they're the only place that was selling Diamondback in...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-08, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 964
Posted By ax0n

Stolen

My Red Diamondback Outlook was stolen sometime today, right in front of my apartment.

It's a cheapo bike I snagged off craigslist, but it's my primary mode of transportation, and I'd kind of like...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By ax0n

It's likely that your seat is too low or too far...

It's likely that your seat is too low or too far forward. Possibly both. Are you using clipless, toe-clips, or just plain old platform pedals?

My initial suggestion is to get fitted by a...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,862
Posted By ax0n

While I'm a believer that one can commute on any...

While I'm a believer that one can commute on any bicycle, I'd have to say this just sounds like a horrible idea.
Forum: Foo
07-14-08, 09:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 529
Posted By ax0n

Language differences on home turf.

Later today, I'm meeting with a reporter from BBC Radio (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/). I am in Missouri, USA.

Although I know most of the lexical differences between UK English and US English,...
Forum: Touring
07-10-08, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By ax0n

Awesome, guys! Those should get me started quite...

Awesome, guys! Those should get me started quite nicely.
Forum: Touring
07-10-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By ax0n

Kansas City to Portsmouth, IA. Route?

I've been commuting by bike for about two years now. I can haul a lot of stuff. I've been on a 200k brevet, so I know I can cover miles and climbs while hauling my stuff.

Now it's time for a...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By ax0n

Almost all lights installed in the last decade or...

Almost all lights installed in the last decade or so have IR sensors for emergency vehicles. The transmitter is only for EVs or other traffic signal preemption-authorized users (funerals,...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-08, 04:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By ax0n

Build a MIRT. My local geek buddy will show you...

Build a MIRT. My local geek buddy will show you how... and why it's soooo illegal (but sounds like it wouldn't be ill-founded in your case)
...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By ax0n

:lol: Well, when I do encounter the rare...

:lol:

Well, when I do encounter the rare person that is, in fact, slower than I am who really is outclassed by me but feels the need to latch on anyways, I let them hang on for a bit. Then I...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By ax0n

Let's see... I got out early today - I'm in the...

Let's see... I got out early today - I'm in the financial industry. Wall Street closes, so do we.

I rarely get to ride home at lunch time. This was interesting.

I got dropped by a pair of...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By ax0n

This one's completely up to the rider. We have...

This one's completely up to the rider. We have similar setups out here, but I've found by exploring that there are some DIAGONAL (and in my favor) residential roads that get me the same places the...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,687
Posted By ax0n

Sign me up when you find somewhere that does this!

Sign me up when you find somewhere that does this!
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By ax0n

I don't make the laws. I just live by 'em.

I don't make the laws. I just live by 'em.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,922,752
Posted By ax0n

Nice fenders. SKS Commuters?

Nice fenders. SKS Commuters?
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,303
Posted By ax0n

Why? It's unwritten law that if two cyclists are...

Why? It's unwritten law that if two cyclists are going the same direction and they aren't part of the same group, they are racing.

Me with my commuting buddies (who've been MIA for a few weeks):...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,881
Posted By ax0n

I own four commuter bikes. Well, I own three. ...

I own four commuter bikes. Well, I own three. My wife owns the other one.

Any bike that's usable for commuting is a commuter bike.

Trek 1200 with rack, panniers, fenders and lights.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By ax0n

It was almost certainly in response to the "What?...

It was almost certainly in response to the "What? no waves?" thread.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By ax0n

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2631924988_47b...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2631924988_47b0439e81_o.gif
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,687
Posted By ax0n

He who farts in church sits in his own pew.

He who farts in church sits in his own pew.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,393
Posted By ax0n

The middle finger is practically the universal "I...

The middle finger is practically the universal "I see you" acknowledgment gesture. If I can see them flipping me off, I know they won't accidentally run over me. In turn, when I reciprocate, they...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By ax0n

Not sure what the deal was with that one lone...

Not sure what the deal was with that one lone skate. Looked to have been there for quite a while. There is a skating rink just off the MUP about 3 miles north of where I found that.
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