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Forum: Commuting
09-17-10, 11:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,894
Posted By whatsmyname

S/he should be able to call the fishes whatever...

S/he should be able to call the fishes whatever s/he wishes... :p
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,078
Posted By whatsmyname

I guess there really is more than one way to skin...

I guess there really is more than one way to skin them.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-10, 08:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,078
Posted By whatsmyname

You know, if you go to Europe, you see people...

You know, if you go to Europe, you see people juggling sharp knives while riding all the time. Everyone does it - moms, repairmen, kids, businesspeople in suits.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-10, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By whatsmyname

Sounds like the driver did the right thing - good...

Sounds like the driver did the right thing - good on him/her. Course, woulda been even better if they hadn't caused the crunch in the first place...

Don't panic about the USPS call center person -...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By whatsmyname

I have no experience of dealing with the USPS. In...

I have no experience of dealing with the USPS. In dealing with an insurance company, I was able to avoid using a lawyer simply by sending a Without Prejudice letter to them which said "I'm only...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,944
Posted By whatsmyname

I woulkd never have bought one but I inherited a...

I woulkd never have bought one but I inherited a bike that has one and you know what - they're not bad at all. I'm neither light nor heavy and haven't had problems with bottoming out or squeaking.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 01:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,334
Posted By whatsmyname

... "please" or ":)" ?

... "please" or ":)" ?
Forum: Commuting
08-30-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,134
Posted By whatsmyname

I've never come across that slogan. Is it a left...

I've never come across that slogan. Is it a left coast thing?
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,670
Posted By whatsmyname

Rudeness depends on the individuals involved, I...

Rudeness depends on the individuals involved, I suppose, but I'd probably get ticked off if you're so close that a) I can hear you breathing and b) if I slammed on the brakes for any reason, you're...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 01:07 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,670
Posted By whatsmyname

I agree with you on this one. It's like walking...

I agree with you on this one. It's like walking immediately behind someone so that you can shelter under their umbrella. If you do it right, you probably won't collide with them but it's not a nice...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-10, 01:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,972
Posted By whatsmyname

I'm not sure they do make it any more clear,...

I'm not sure they do make it any more clear, though. "Bicycles are allowed as traffic on all city streets" (or something a bit snappier and accurate, at least) might be more instructive to drivers,...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,972
Posted By whatsmyname

I don't care for sharrows for two reasons: ...

I don't care for sharrows for two reasons:

1) they don't give commands which means that drivers don't pay any attention which means that they start to ignore all bike-related markings on the road....
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 06:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,415
Posted By whatsmyname

"Riding a bicycle is like making love to a...

"Riding a bicycle is like making love to a beautiful woman, Paul..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ZcwxtHGKc&NR=1
Forum: Commuting
08-22-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 22,140
Posted By whatsmyname

Trek and Giant are also mixed bags, although the...

Trek and Giant are also mixed bags, although the gap between the stuff at the top and the stuff at the bottom is not that wide.

Motobecane, Raleigh and Peugeot did make a lot of really crapy cheap...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-10, 03:41 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 22,140
Posted By whatsmyname

Jeez, this is typical of the worse type of BF...

Jeez, this is typical of the worse type of BF posting. The guy said he'd heard wheel truing was a bit tricky and asked if it was true, and you basically accused him of being responsible for the...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-10, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,488
Posted By whatsmyname

OP: do you already do shiftwork? I've never done...

OP: do you already do shiftwork? I've never done it full-time but a buddy does and it really beats it out of him.

I see what a prevcious poster is saying about 2 - 2.30 in Michigan. Lord knows...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,254
Posted By whatsmyname

not worried about skin cancer? Can you take...

not worried about skin cancer?

Can you take an extra jersey in and wear it on the way home, and then wear it on the way in the next morning i.e.

Tuesday am: wear Monday pm's jersey on ride in....
Forum: Commuting
08-17-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By whatsmyname

I should preface this by saying I know nothing...

I should preface this by saying I know nothing about Madison but as a general rule, it may be wise to treat second-hand reports of crime and problems with a degree of healthy skepticism. Things can...
08-17-10, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By whatsmyname

The negative health effects of not wearing a...

The negative health effects of not wearing a helmet in a crash or not riding your bike because you're scared off are nothing compared to the negative health effects of getting involved in internet...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By whatsmyname

If I didn't know otherwise, I would assume that...

If I didn't know otherwise, I would assume that it's some sort of temporary road marking for a parade or a road run or something.

That's pitiful.
08-17-10, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By whatsmyname

I enjoyed this bit particularly! :)

I enjoyed this bit particularly! :)
08-15-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By whatsmyname

It doesn't matter in the slightest. No-one in the...

It doesn't matter in the slightest. No-one in the history of Teh Internet has ever changed their mind about helmets or any associated aspect on the basis of a thread like this. It's an exercise in...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By whatsmyname

You can also try searching for construction/road...

You can also try searching for construction/road workers' gloves.
08-15-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,625
Posted By whatsmyname

You may as well try to convince people that Jesus...

You may as well try to convince people that Jesus or Buddha was or wasn't the Dude. Helmet beliefs are an article of faith, not reason!
08-14-10, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By whatsmyname

You wouldn't be interested in just getting some...

You wouldn't be interested in just getting some tights/base layers/socks? IMO they're things that always seem to cost too much for me to buy but I don't think I'd ever have too many of.
08-14-10, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,951
Posted By whatsmyname

This is OT but yesterday I saw a big dude on a...

This is OT but yesterday I saw a big dude on a Harley wearing a baby sling. He had a little dog in it. The dog was facing backwards on its rear paws looking at the drivers behind, perfectly relaxed....
Forum: Touring
08-13-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,389
Posted By whatsmyname

I lock my bike up right outside the main door or...

I lock my bike up right outside the main door or opposite a big window of an adjacent coffee shop etc (if there is one), take handlebar bags and move anything too shiny/electronicy, and then just...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-10, 03:45 AM
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By whatsmyname

OP: I'd say 3 speed but this is more of an...

OP: I'd say 3 speed but this is more of an article of faith than anything else, not knowing the bike or your needs in detail. On a thread like this in the bicycle world, you may as well ask "Catholic...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-10, 04:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,098
Posted By whatsmyname

I doubt it. It's bad karma to dismiss...

I doubt it.

It's bad karma to dismiss dismissing.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,638
Posted By whatsmyname

OP: I don't think you should get hung up in the...

OP: I don't think you should get hung up in the derailleur/internal hub gear/belt drive/shaft drive wars! ;) You live somewhere pretty dry and derailleurs don't need a lot of maintenance - and for...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,098
Posted By whatsmyname

Whenever I see unicycle riders, I can't help but...

Whenever I see unicycle riders, I can't help but think they are desperately needy people who seek attention at any cost.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 07:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By whatsmyname

Keep your hair on, Wilbur, and tone down the...

Keep your hair on, Wilbur, and tone down the self-righteousness. I'm not advocating anyone breaks out the boltcutters and neither is the OP. Funnily enough, property and theft laws are mostly common...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By whatsmyname

There's no theft in taking abandoned property....

There's no theft in taking abandoned property. Problem is - when is property abandoned? Which takes us back to the OP...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By whatsmyname

Good news in Clayton County, GA: many more bike commuters likely...

...bad news: it's because their entire county bus system has been shut down for budgetary reasons. <sigh> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/us/07cutbacksWEB.html

Gotta be frustrating but...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By whatsmyname

I've never been able to keep stuff unwrinkled in...

I've never been able to keep stuff unwrinkled in panniers, I am afraid.

Are your lights Cateye? They used to be notorious for poor clip design.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 828
Posted By whatsmyname

Old school Kona!

Old school Kona!
Forum: Commuting
08-06-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,042
Posted By whatsmyname

lol - very funny! Wonder if Wackenhut is worried...

lol - very funny! Wonder if Wackenhut is worried that insomniac joggers are going to put them out of business? ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-05-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,309
Posted By whatsmyname

Unless you've got a handlebar-mounted death ray,...

Unless you've got a handlebar-mounted death ray, you may as well ignore them. There's no point in arguing about nonsense with idiots, they've got all the experience...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By whatsmyname

I like 'em, and not only because my uncle's event...

I like 'em, and not only because my uncle's event is sponsored by them!
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,470
Posted By whatsmyname

OP: I see you checking out the chick at 00.35,...

OP: I see you checking out the chick at 00.35, you sly dog, you! :D
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 07:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,470
Posted By whatsmyname

His 808 went 404? ;)

His 808 went 404? ;)
Forum: Commuting
07-17-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,496
Posted By whatsmyname

It's really important to keep the sun off in...

It's really important to keep the sun off in summer - if you have 30 mins each way, it might not feel like a lot of sun, but you add it up, and it's potentially 7 hours of hardcore unprotected sun,...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-10, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By whatsmyname

IMHO: keep it simple. If you ask for too much...

IMHO: keep it simple. If you ask for too much that adds expense and doesn't get used, it'll nuke future attempts for any efforts. A simple cage; combo lock or other lock that works on existing...
Forum: Touring
06-14-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By whatsmyname

Isn't that taking a fairly busy ugly road the...

Isn't that taking a fairly busy ugly road the whole way when you could take much quieter parallel country roads for most of the way? That sounds like a trip that would be worth carefully plotting a...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-10, 11:12 PM
Forum: Commuting
06-12-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,068
Posted By whatsmyname

Schwalbe Marathons here too. I wouldn't...

Schwalbe Marathons here too. I wouldn't necessarily get rid of non-reflective tires for the sake of buying reflective ones, but if I were buying a new set anyway I would definitely by reflective...
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,564
Posted By whatsmyname

That sucks. Sorry to hear that, carkmouch. ...

That sucks. Sorry to hear that, carkmouch.

I'm no fan of cops by any means but I do think it's more likely that a kid snatched it. Or for that matter maybe someone just came across it unattended...
Forum: Touring
06-05-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By whatsmyname

Lots of info on Koln to Budapest here:...

Lots of info on Koln to Budapest here: http://www.fam-oud.nl/~oof/Limes/Limes_part1.html

I'm very jealous of your trip (although maybe not of your budget!).
Forum: Commuting
05-29-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,173
Posted By whatsmyname

Except, of course, if they don't. Why wouldn't...

Except, of course, if they don't. Why wouldn't you wait until an actual problem emerged?
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