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11-24-17, 07:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,087
Posted By elocs

Agreed. I would stop by the fat white line where...

Agreed. I would stop by the fat white line where the cars are supposed to stop which keeps me far enough back from the street where the car is turning right. I stay next to the curb with my foot up...
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,517
Posted By elocs

I'm riding the same original EZ Sport that I...

I'm riding the same original EZ Sport that I bought 16 years so that works out to about $90/year. It was about $800 back then and is probably around $1200 now but even if bents are expensive I think...
11-24-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,770
Views: 96,729
Posted By elocs

I predict that in the U.S. there will continue to...

I predict that in the U.S. there will continue to be a trend of separating cyclists from motor vehicles as much as possible with simple painted line bike lanes on one end to Multiple Use Paths for...
11-24-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,087
Posted By elocs

I've ridden a bike in my city of 50,000 for 58...

I've ridden a bike in my city of 50,000 for 58 years now and in past years I've encountered this situation and normally in a straight/right turn lane I've always waited with my right foot on the curb...
11-23-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

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11-23-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

How often does #1 happen and #2 doesn't belong in...

How often does #1 happen and #2 doesn't belong in a bicycle forum and where is the 3rd situation?
11-23-17, 03:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Since I'm not a cop, I can't do any "letting" in...

Since I'm not a cop, I can't do any "letting" in either case. Do I think cyclists should stop at stop signs and stop lights? Yes, at least as well if imperfectly as most motorists would do. If we...
11-23-17, 05:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

It's the attitude. I'm another legitimate...

It's the attitude. I'm another legitimate vehicle on the road and if they wouldn't have done exactly the same thing for another car then why do I appear to be in such need help?
Save the nice and...
Forum: Recumbent
11-22-17, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,798
Posted By elocs

Well there are 3 bent cyclists who regularly ride...

Well there are 3 bent cyclists who regularly ride past my house and none of them have beards but then 1 of them is a woman. I've seen others on the trails but I can't recall seeing any beards they...
Forum: Recumbent
11-22-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,798
Posted By elocs

I've got the beard, but not the belly. At least...

I've got the beard, but not the belly. At least not a huge belly.:lol:
All myths seem to have an element of truth that get exaggerated into a defining truth.
11-22-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

And if the driver had simply continued on their...

And if the driver had simply continued on their way you could have been across before they ever slowed down, stopped and waved you across. What kind of moron waves you to cross the street when they...
11-22-17, 02:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

I am neither hostile nor do I hate the...

I am neither hostile nor do I hate the do-gooders, the niceholes who feel they are doing their good deed for the day by yielding their right of way to a bike and waving them through. But I read over...
11-21-17, 09:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Exactly, and they also make the choice for all...

Exactly, and they also make the choice for all the traffic behind them to have those vehicles wait while they wave you across. Who among us who has driven a car for at least a year has not...
11-20-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

I've had the same thing happen to me as well. ...

I've had the same thing happen to me as well. They are offended because you didn't obey them which goes to show it all was more about them than you anyways. What gets me is how often it is that you...
11-20-17, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

I think they were more trusting than careless. ...

I think they were more trusting than careless. In those cases, in traffic, I am not trusting of anyone other than myself and I'll wait until I know it is safe for me to proceed.
11-20-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

Wow, Irish Hill, that is a good hill. I haven't...

Wow, Irish Hill, that is a good hill. I haven't seen that since it was redone. I do remember some years ago a cyclist was killed on that hill riding up it one morning at dawn when it still was a...
11-20-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By elocs

I've never had a physician judge my blood...

I've never had a physician judge my blood pressure on one good or bad reading. In fact when I first showed signs of hypertension in my middle 20s at a yearly physical my doctor told me he was not...
11-19-17, 09:13 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

No, that's your interpretation of what I wrote. ...

No, that's your interpretation of what I wrote. I am responsible for my own safety and I'm not going to place my safety in the hands on an altruist. I've seen and read of so called random acts of...
11-18-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

My latest experience with a "nicehole": I was...

My latest experience with a "nicehole": I was waiting at a stop sign on a busy street with traffic coming from both ways when I noticed the light some 5 blocks down to my right change to red so I...
11-17-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Except I am responsible for my safety and I'm not...

Except I am responsible for my safety and I'm not going to place it in the hands of anybody else no matter their good intentions when they might wave me across. If I get hit or hurt or killed they...
11-17-17, 08:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Yeah, like the driver in front of me who stopped...

Yeah, like the driver in front of me who stopped and was just being nice and waved the guy waiting to get out of the parking lot and turn left to pull out in front of him only to have his car hit by...
11-17-17, 12:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,502
Posted By elocs

It doesn't necessarily help you, but it helps...

It doesn't necessarily help you, but it helps your doctor because if he is treating you for hypertension then it can be the case where his payment by the hospital or clinic for treating you is based...
11-16-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Exactly! So many times I wait at the stop sign...

Exactly! So many times I wait at the stop sign to cross a busy street with just 1 more car to pass and I can easily ride through and they stop and wave me across when there's nobody within 2 blocks...
11-16-17, 09:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,040
Posted By elocs

Not on a bike, but once while driving home from...

Not on a bike, but once while driving home from work I saw the car ahead of me as we were coming to a red light stop and wave through another car on our right that was waiting to come out of a...
11-15-17, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,543
Posted By elocs

You are being disingenuous because you understood...

You are being disingenuous because you understood my original point and what it meant, but you went off on a tangent. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt that you are not stupid and that when...
11-15-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,543
Posted By elocs

Be honest, nearly all the complaints about the...

Be honest, nearly all the complaints about the weight of our rides has nothing to do with needing to lift or carry them. But when it comes to an actual ride, weight it weight and pounds are pounds....
11-15-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,673
Posted By elocs

But it does take a particular kind of dick to...

But it does take a particular kind of dick to come on a winter cycling forum and stick that opinion in people's faces.
11-15-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,543
Posted By elocs

Many of us who lament the weight and heaviness of...

Many of us who lament the weight and heaviness of our rides might well consider shaving some pounds off the engine.
11-15-17, 07:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, that's still...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad, that's still pretty recent for you. Unless such a date happens to coincide with a birthday or holiday, or unless somebody reminds you, in time it tends to slip away...
11-14-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

I ride on the sidewalk (perfectly legal in my...

I ride on the sidewalk (perfectly legal in my city) if the street has a lot of traffic and I rarely encounter pedestrians.
I use a light at night for a very good reason other than helping me to see...
Forum: Recumbent
11-13-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,575
Posted By elocs

And 80% of those I know who go by the name of...

And 80% of those I know who go by the name of "kingston" are morons. Interesting, what are the odds? Interesting. Go figure.
Forum: Recumbent
11-13-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,575
Posted By elocs

That's odd because in the 16 years I've owned my...

That's odd because in the 16 years I've owned my Easyracer EZ Sport:
http://www.justgetout.net/ClientFiles/8ecf9e69-8f8f-419d-91d8-10c7ca9cbcbb/EZ%20Sport.jpgI've routinely had people of all ages...
11-13-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By elocs

Not terrorism, just regular, old crime

Police: Man arrested after driving stolen car on La Crosse River marsh trail

Police: Man arrested after driving stolen car on La Crosse River marsh trail | Crime and Courts |...
Forum: Recumbent
11-11-17, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,798
Posted By elocs

The first recumbent I tried was a SWB at a LBS...

The first recumbent I tried was a SWB at a LBS and they took me across the street to a small parking lot to give it a test. Needless to say, it didn't go well being so twitchy and not having enough...
11-11-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,449
Posted By elocs

Nope, the case is not closed just because you say...

Nope, the case is not closed just because you say it is. An extension of that logic would be that a cop could never give a traffic citation unless they drove perfectly and never broke any traffic...
11-11-17, 03:33 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,449
Posted By elocs

It sure seemed like an insinuation to me, and a...

It sure seemed like an insinuation to me, and a typical one people use to justify their wrong actions.
11-10-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,449
Posted By elocs

How does his breaking the law or rules justify...

How does his breaking the law or rules justify your breaking of them? How does the breaking of traffic rules by motorists justify cyclists doing the same?
11-10-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

I rode over the bridge late this afternoon but it...

I rode over the bridge late this afternoon but it wasn't dark yet. I took the bike lane along Rose St. to take the kitten to the vet by the DQ because I didn't know how she would take the ride but...
11-09-17, 07:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,592
Posted By elocs

Then there are no laws, only suggestions, and...

Then there are no laws, only suggestions, and everybody is free to interpret them as they please, obey then or not as they please as long as they can claim doing so prioritizes their safety and the...
11-09-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,592
Posted By elocs

I read the links. Apparently what I see...

I read the links. Apparently what I see concerning traffic rules and breaking them coming from many cyclists is the old "well everybody does it" argument. That's a line of argument that my kids...
Forum: Recumbent
11-09-17, 01:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,883
Posted By elocs

A question to ponder would be how much and when...

A question to ponder would be how much and when does the pain experienced begin to negatively impact performance and endurance compared to the relative riding comfort of a recumbent?

From my...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,151
Posted By elocs

I wear leather chopper mitts with a wool liner. ...

I wear leather chopper mitts with a wool liner. My hands are never cold, I can brake and shift, so why should I spend to have some fancy-schmancy glove system?
11-09-17, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

Unless somebody has a gun or there's more than...

Unless somebody has a gun or there's more than one of them, I don't worry about it. I'm not going to out-run or out-maneuver anyone but I do have a 2 foot end of a rake handle with a bike handlebar...
11-09-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

That bridge is a "bridge" compared to the wooden...

That bridge is a "bridge" compared to the wooden ones that were train bridges. There's that one that's narrow and it seems like every time I'm about to go over it somebody is coming from the...
11-09-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,304
Posted By elocs

From my experience I stand by my claim--you can...

From my experience I stand by my claim--you can be much warmer walking than riding a bike in super cold weather. There is no way to explain away riding against the wind in very cold weather, adding...
11-09-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,592
Posted By elocs

No, you are saying it.

No, you are saying it.
11-08-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,304
Posted By elocs

Glasses, just like goggles, are a major bummer in...

Glasses, just like goggles, are a major bummer in super cold weather when you try to wear any kind of face covering--major fogging.
Over 40 years ago I was walking home along the railroad tracks one...
11-08-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,780
Posted By elocs

I use that all the time since it's just about a...

I use that all the time since it's just about a mile and a half from me. Since I have no car it saves me a lot of time and mileage. In fact I will be using it on Friday to take a kitten I found on...
11-08-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,543
Posted By elocs

For any who end up riding a recumbent trike due...

For any who end up riding a recumbent trike due to injury or disability and find it to be a fun experience, you may well have found it to be fun before your injury as well but just never tried them...
11-08-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,449
Posted By elocs

It's like I told my kids when they were growing...

It's like I told my kids when they were growing up: arguing that it's ok that you don't do something as right as you could because somebody else is not doing it either is stupid and silly--a...
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