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Forum: Commuting
04-11-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,308
Posted By eff-J

Same here. It's just a three-mile commute though.

Same here. It's just a three-mile commute though.
11-29-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,703
Posted By eff-J

Thanks for the update, Crashola. I wondered why I...

Thanks for the update, Crashola. I wondered why I hadn't heard much in the news about this lately.
12-02-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,295
Posted By eff-J

My "cycling shoes" are the shoes I happen to be...

My "cycling shoes" are the shoes I happen to be wearing at the time I wind up getting on my bike.

So yeah. Basketball shoes? Go for it!

(And if a game breaks out, well, you'll be way ahead of...
12-01-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,551
Posted By eff-J

You might check out Brooklyn Bikes. The founder...

You might check out Brooklyn Bikes. The founder of Rivendell is on their board, and the bikes have a somewhat similar retro/steel style. A lot less expensive.
11-09-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,774
Posted By eff-J

Jeez, the guy's nice enough to get your afternoon...

Jeez, the guy's nice enough to get your afternoon coffee, and you almost hit him!?
10-28-16, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,012
Posted By eff-J

That's a twist. Usually radio hosts are the ones...

That's a twist. Usually radio hosts are the ones advocating running over bicyclists.
09-30-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,108
Posted By eff-J

Other than putting the person in a room with a...

Other than putting the person in a room with a couple dozen snack-size bags of Funyuns, then counting how many are left after an hour.
09-21-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,668
Posted By eff-J

Really? I've driven just a few times in Germany...

Really? I've driven just a few times in Germany (and Austria, if that counts), but I was very impressed with how well everyone drove compared to here in the US.

Although this was mostly on the...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-16, 03:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,184
Posted By eff-J

Since you bring up pilots, it might be worth...

Since you bring up pilots, it might be worth pointing out that aircraft are required to have both blinking (rotating beacons and sometime strobes) and steady lights (the red/green lights on the...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,593
Posted By eff-J

Neither did I... until I got a rack and stopped...

Neither did I... until I got a rack and stopped riding with a pack on my back. It's wonderful... no going back to the back for me!
:ride:
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,184
Posted By eff-J

There's also the "pull out the smartphone to...

There's also the "pull out the smartphone to check the time" maneuver, and the "intently fiddle with the water bottle" gambit. :p
Forum: Commuting
08-25-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By eff-J

I'm a frequent switcheroo-er. I find I really...

I'm a frequent switcheroo-er. I find I really have to pay attention to remember what mode I'm in, otherwise I'll walk to the parking garage when my car's not there, or reflexively take the route I...
08-15-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,469
Posted By eff-J

Because the cases against it, as given in this...

Because the cases against it, as given in this thread so far at least, simply don't hold up. You don't have to fall on any particular side of a specific debate in order to be "anti-bad-argument". :D...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,842
Posted By eff-J

Personally, I don't worry too much about bike...

Personally, I don't worry too much about bike weight. I go with the Grant Peterson philosophy: When it comes to bikes, most of the weight of the vehicle is the "engine" anyway. Getting a bike that's...
08-11-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,115
Posted By eff-J

Love your post, Liz33, and I'm glad to hear that...

Love your post, Liz33, and I'm glad to hear that you've found something so helpful in bicycling!

Not sure if it's up your alley or not, but I took this MOOC (free, online course) and liked it a...
08-11-16, 11:05 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,469
Posted By eff-J

A. Maybe true. Depends on the earphones and...

A. Maybe true. Depends on the earphones and volume of listening.

B. Even then, so what?

Again, is the ability to hear traffic sounds or "on your left" so crucial that it would be a total...
08-11-16, 10:42 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,469
Posted By eff-J

How many times has that actually happened to you?

How many times has that actually happened to you?
08-08-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,469
Posted By eff-J

Yup. The argument against wearing headphones on a...

Yup. The argument against wearing headphones on a bike is founded on this strange idea that being able to freely hear is so fundamentally important to safe cycling that riding should not even be...
08-08-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,262
Posted By eff-J

If he really did say she was riding "too slow",...

If he really did say she was riding "too slow", she should've called the grammar police too.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By eff-J

Your commute sounds similar to mine. I'm about...

Your commute sounds similar to mine. I'm about 2.7 miles each way, and I wear a suit (or at least a blazer) and tie at work. Although my trip is downhill on the way home instead of on the way in....
02-03-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,196
Posted By eff-J

Man, that's a good-lookin' bike. Congrats!

Man, that's a good-lookin' bike. Congrats!
01-08-16, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,363
Posted By eff-J

My thoughts exactly. I avoid riding through...

My thoughts exactly.

I avoid riding through most crosswalks for this very reason--drivers don't expect to see bikes in a crosswalk, or anything else that moves faster than a pedestrian. Assuming...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,407
Posted By eff-J

I really need to go back and try to edit that...

I really need to go back and try to edit that post of mine. People seem to keep misinterpreting it! :-(

Anyhoo, since you asked, IMNSHO:

1.) Yes, it is okay to wear them
2.) ...and that's true...
12-03-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,793
Posted By eff-J

If I may take a bit of time away from the...

If I may take a bit of time away from the bickering to focus a bit on this:

The motorist in the first post here "pleasantly asked" the OP why he wasn't on the sidewalk???!?

Pleasantly?

As...
12-03-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,422
Posted By eff-J

The interesting thing is that this guy has to go...

The interesting thing is that this guy has to go through life being him: Frustrated, angry, and impatient (not to mention ignorant and unsympathetic).

Really, what sort of punishment would want...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,407
Posted By eff-J

You might have missed my point. I think we're...

You might have missed my point. I think we're actually in agreement here. I'm saying that any reasonable person would not label a deaf cyclist as reckless.

Because they're obviously not, and it...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 12:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,407
Posted By eff-J

Different how? Not being either deaf or prone to...

Different how? Not being either deaf or prone to wearing earbuds while riding, I could be missing something. But my simplistic brain is thinking of it this way:


Deaf rider: Can't hear traffic....
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,430
Posted By eff-J

I don't really follow your logic there. Many who...

I don't really follow your logic there. Many who ride on the roads "do it dangerously and inconsiderately". I wouldn't consider that justification for outlawing bikes on the road though.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-15, 12:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,407
Posted By eff-J

Interestingly, the "rules of the road" around...

Interestingly, the "rules of the road" around here actually allow for bikes on sidewalks in residential (non "business district") areas.

And as far as not being able to hear being "reckless", what...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-15, 05:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,305
Posted By eff-J

I happen to think I'm a perfectly fine car driver...

I happen to think I'm a perfectly fine car driver (doesn't everyone think that about themselves?), but my wife has, in the past, expressed that she felt I took too much risk at times. Usually when...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-15, 04:52 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,449
Posted By eff-J

I agree with you there. While I don't wear...

I agree with you there. While I don't wear earphones while riding, it's more an aesthetic choice than a safety concern. And I usually do wear earbuds while running (which many runners get their...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,027
Posted By eff-J

Not a disaster, just a stupid mistake, but... ...

Not a disaster, just a stupid mistake, but...

Rode to work. Locked up the bike at the rack. About halfway through the day I realized that I had borrowed my wife's cable lock and neglected to bring...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,499
Posted By eff-J

Right. The rule I've heard is: Motorcyclists...

Right. The rule I've heard is:

Motorcyclists should ride as if the cars can't see you.

Bicyclists should ride as if the cars can see you... and are trying to kill you.

- Jeff
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-07, 12:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By eff-J

Ever see any other folders while riding?

So I'm heading home from work the other day when I look across the street and see another guy on a folder, waiting at a light. In fact, it looked like he was on a Dahon P8, like mine, only one of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-07, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,040
Posted By eff-J

Silly question I suppose, but... Since this...

Silly question I suppose, but...

Since this will be a "spare" bike, would it be possible to simply leave it in Philly somewhere? Then you won't have the "airline friendly" requirement, and your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,087
Posted By eff-J

Who makes 'em?

Thought I'd resurrect this thread and ask if anyone knows anything about these Port Runners. My folks (who are boaters) told me they picked up a pair of them the other day. I had never heard of them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By eff-J

Yes, but too much, as it turns out. It's actually...

Yes, but too much, as it turns out. It's actually so light that you start to reduce available traction and you can't accelerate or brake worth a damn.

For aluminum-frame bikes and/or with lighter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-06, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By eff-J

But even a Wiki page wouldn't help you with a...

But even a Wiki page wouldn't help you with a question like "what are all the 20-inch folders, available in the USA, that have internal hub gearing?" Or, "what folders are suitable for riders over...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-06, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,023
Posted By eff-J

Just about anyone, on any bike, looks like a dork...

Just about anyone, on any bike, looks like a dork to the average non-bicyclist. Particularly if you're commuting to work, and they've seen "The 40-Year-Old Virgin".

When it's a folding bike, well,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-06, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By eff-J

Cool pics, CE! I've brought my Speed P8...

Cool pics, CE!

I've brought my Speed P8 along when I go flying too. Although it's on a much smaller scale. :)

I posted about it (http://www.dahon.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=1073) on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-29-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By eff-J

If your only need is to get it easily on and off...

If your only need is to get it easily on and off a commercial airplane, how about a "take apart" bike instead of a folder?

Something like the Dahon Allegro (http://www.dahon.com/us/allegro.htm),...
09-22-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 944
Posted By eff-J

There's a question that's not being asked: Is...

There's a question that's not being asked: Is "making a difference" the only reason to do something?

Maybe it makes a difference. Maybe it doesn't. So what? If you enjoy it, do it. If you don't,...
09-15-06, 04:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,006
Posted By eff-J

Guess who didn't wear a helmet either? Me, and...

Guess who didn't wear a helmet either? Me, and you know what happened?

Nothing. :p

I'm glad you're doing okay. And that's cool that you like helmets now. But I'm not so certain that your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-06, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By eff-J

You might also want to add... - Speed of...

You might also want to add...

- Speed of folding.

If it takes too long to get the thing out of the car, set it up for riding, then fold it back once you get where you're going, then it you...
05-10-06, 04:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,598
Posted By eff-J

Um, actually, you don't know that. Helmets...

Um, actually, you don't know that.

Helmets aren't magical hats of invulnerability. You can still get in an accident, and even get your brains splattered.

Although, your brain spray would have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-05, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By eff-J

A non-helmet-wearin' vegetarian on a folding bike...

A non-helmet-wearin' vegetarian on a folding bike who doesn't intend to get married anytime soon?

Heck, except for the millionaire part, this article could be about me! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-05, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By eff-J

But they still don't have a nice, simple,...

But they still don't have a nice, simple, comparison grid that gives the first-time customer a good overview of their line, and how all the various models differ. Grrrr...

Other than that, though,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-05, 12:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,191
Posted By eff-J

I've seen only a few other folders here in...

I've seen only a few other folders here in Nashville. I remember the first one I spotted last fall. It was red, with silver fenders, but it wasn't curvy like a Brompton. Not sure what it was. I was...
08-08-05, 11:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,091
Posted By eff-J

On the down side, that'd make it one less bike...

On the down side, that'd make it one less bike rider. :(

On the up side, that'd make it one less cellphone dude. :)
08-03-05, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By eff-J

They have massager bags now? Cool! My right...

They have massager bags now? Cool! My right shoulder has been kind of sore lately.
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