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07-14-12, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By CommuterRun

Looks to me like the only one confused by this is...

Looks to me like the only one confused by this is Corso.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,773
Posted By CommuterRun

Count me as another who gave up helmets mounted...

Count me as another who gave up helmets mounted mirrors. I use a Blackburn Road Mirror on my road bike:
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Mounts on the brake hood....
07-10-12, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By CommuterRun

That's wrong, too. You're talking about...

That's wrong, too. You're talking about restricted access highways, not highways in general.



fify ... This is correct.

On all other highways bicycles are permitted unless specifically...
07-09-12, 08:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,743
Posted By CommuterRun

This is wrong. Depends on the roadway,...

This is wrong.



Depends on the roadway, your definition of "highway" and the location. I ride 55-60 mph substandard width lane, 2 lane highways all the time. Some have paved shoulders, many...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,028
Posted By CommuterRun

"WATCHOUTA**H***!!" ROFL. No really. I never...

"WATCHOUTA**H***!!"

ROFL. No really. I never need a bell around here. There's very rarely anybody around unless they're in a car. And they wouldn't hear a bell even if I had one. Now, I have found...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 11,634
Posted By CommuterRun

The weight of your bike is not nearly as...

The weight of your bike is not nearly as important as the fit and whether or not you like it set up the way it is.
Forum: Commuting
07-03-12, 01:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,843
Posted By CommuterRun

Only fiddle with one thing at a time, but do...

Only fiddle with one thing at a time, but do fiddle. Fiddle with the seat height, stem height and any and all other adjustments you can make on your bike. As you get each adjustment dialed in to fit...
07-02-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,393
Posted By CommuterRun

A close pass always indicates to me that I need...

A close pass always indicates to me that I need to be further to the left in the lane. I have found that the further I am to the left in the lane up to a point, being the middle of the lane, the more...
06-28-12, 05:17 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 22,290
Posted By CommuterRun

Your problem in presenting your argument, Bek, is...

Your problem in presenting your argument, Bek, is that you are arguing for something that no one is arguing against. You always do this and as such you constantly present yourself as a gutter hugging...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By CommuterRun

I do golf course maintenance. Pretty much the...

I do golf course maintenance. Pretty much the same type of work, but the company limits us to 40 hrs., no OT. Starting at 6 a.m. we do 10 hrs on Mondays, 8 hrs. Tues, Weds, Thurs, and 6 hrs. on...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-12, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By CommuterRun

The seat bag I use under my B17 is the Topeak...

The seat bag I use under my B17 is the Topeak Aero Wedge. It has a loop for clipping on a taillight. That might serve your purpose.

I use a taillight on the back of my helmet, one mounted to the...
06-19-12, 07:44 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 22,290
Posted By CommuterRun

Anyone who doesn't wear high vis clothing while...

Anyone who doesn't wear high vis clothing while riding on a highway is just flat dumb. Just as anyone who doesn't run active lights while riding at night is stupid.

In all circumstances, a close...
06-19-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By CommuterRun

Oh lordy, you think you have it bad? We get...

Oh lordy, you think you have it bad? We get t-o-u-r-i-s-ts.

There is no dumber race of people.
06-19-12, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By CommuterRun

Ride this if you want. You'll no criticism from...

Ride this if you want. You'll no criticism from me. But because I'm not the type to easily fall for wasting money on gimmicks. The lights I run are easily visible for all but the blind or terminally...
06-19-12, 07:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,348
Posted By CommuterRun

Driving on a suspended license should get an...

Driving on a suspended license should get an automatic 5 yrs., minimum.
06-19-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By CommuterRun

Uh. No. Not on any of my bikes.

Uh. No. Not on any of my bikes.
06-19-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,847
Posted By CommuterRun

Incompetent bike handling skills. He was just a...

Incompetent bike handling skills. He was just a guy on a bike, not a cyclist. The judge should throw out the case as frivolous.
06-17-12, 07:51 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 22,290
Posted By CommuterRun

You do whatever you want, but what you describe...

You do whatever you want, but what you describe is exemplary of the type of lane that I will not share, and it is not up to you whether I do or not. I want to be as visible as possible from as far...
06-17-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 22,290
Posted By CommuterRun

No, you are incorrect. The entire response was...

No, you are incorrect. The entire response was directed at the OP.

Yes, you would be correct if I tried to tell you to hug the gutter without knowing the circumstances you regularly see when and...
06-17-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 583
Posted By CommuterRun

I would shift left and take the lane before that....

I would shift left and take the lane before that.

And on the bridge I would be about 3-4 feet left of the lane position your video clip shows.

And on the shoulder where the crewcab pickup pulls...
06-17-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 22,290
Posted By CommuterRun

Riding the white line is suicide. I will take the...

Riding the white line is suicide. I will take the best position in the lane in accordance with my safety as dictated by the circumstances. Your opinion on the matter is irrelevant. That is all.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 04:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,589
Posted By CommuterRun

You are likely okay riding on just one broken...

You are likely okay riding on just one broken spoke. However, that one broken spoke places the other spokes, especially the one directly across from it, under constant greater stress. Ride it if you...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By CommuterRun

I do NOT use a right turn lane for anything...

I do NOT use a right turn lane for anything except turning right.

I don't make the call for how you ride.
06-14-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,417
Posted By CommuterRun

Not a trucker; but I have always thought this...

Not a trucker; but I have always thought this clip is very funny.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlSFenzYOvQ
Get pinched between two Freightliners and you ain't goin' jack-S for nowhere.:roflmao2:
06-14-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,655
Posted By CommuterRun

Showing once again that being a reasonably...

Showing once again that being a reasonably intelligent person is not a requirement to being a school administrator. More kids are killed while riding in motor vehicles. So it would only make sense to...
06-14-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,417
Posted By CommuterRun

It has been my experience that drivers of...

It has been my experience that drivers of vehicles requiring a CDL are, as a group, the most professional and courteous drivers on the road.

I mentioned this in conversation one time with a, then,...
06-12-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By CommuterRun

This one is the classic: ...

This one is the classic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nQs7u3fDXc
06-11-12, 03:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,960
Posted By CommuterRun

I have seen this kind of thing before and I think...

I have seen this kind of thing before and I think it's merely a matter of some people being too damn dumb to comprehend more than one thing at a time. In this case; the motorist is so intent on...
06-09-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,055
Posted By CommuterRun

I would have stopped and asked if I could help,...

I would have stopped and asked if I could help, but in my neck-of-the-woods so would a lot of motorists. I have learned to not stop on the highway around here. Someone will want to offer assistance....
Forum: Commuting
06-09-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By CommuterRun

I suppose that because I dress for the weather...

I suppose that because I dress for the weather rather than to fit a profile, I have a lot of "commuter clothes".

Actually I have five jerseys that are rarely worn, three pair of bicycle specific...
06-09-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By CommuterRun

Not necessarily. It is entirely possible that the...

Not necessarily. It is entirely possible that the facts could have played out as related in this story.
06-08-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,358
Posted By CommuterRun

Now there is a truly stupid idea. The only way...

Now there is a truly stupid idea. The only way this would have any chance of being viable is if the cycle track were separated from the roadway by a physical barrier, and no way for motor vehicles to...
06-08-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By CommuterRun

I was getting mystery flats on a bike at one time...

I was getting mystery flats on a bike at one time after I changed the rim tape. At this time I never had a flat on this bike while I was riding. Only when the bike was parked. I would come back and...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,751
Posted By CommuterRun

Make me have to register my bikes the same as my...

Make me have to register my bikes the same as my car and you will see me riding the same way I drive my car. In the middle of the lane. ALL the time. Your Dad may not really want what he thinks he...
06-05-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,056
Posted By CommuterRun

Bek is well known to be a huge motorist...

Bek is well known to be a huge motorist apologist. According to him, everything centers around the motor vehicle.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,951
Posted By CommuterRun

Not at all. Although I realize that the idea of...

Not at all. Although I realize that the idea of personal responsibly may be foreign to you, I believe in protecting myself. A friend of mine didn't used to. Until he got arrested 16 years after he...
06-05-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,056
Posted By CommuterRun

If anything is done that is not in accordance...

If anything is done that is not in accordance with the Florida Green Book.
http://www.dot.state.fl.us/rddesign/FloridaGreenbook/FGB.shtm
I would point that out. Personally and quietly first. Then,...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,951
Posted By CommuterRun

Just like with a dog bite case. Step 1: Call...

Just like with a dog bite case.
Step 1: Call cops and get a copy of the police report.
Step 2: Get checked out by a doctor and get a copy of that visit.
Step 3: Take photos of all injuries and...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By CommuterRun

Oh, something this thread just reminded me of. My...

Oh, something this thread just reminded me of. My parents and both brothers were here visiting recently. We all ride. My parents, both in their mid-seventies, just left Sunday. When any combination...
06-05-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,378
Posted By CommuterRun

In this situation I would move to the middle of...

In this situation I would move to the middle of the MUP and adjust my speed as necessary so that I did not pass both peds at the same time. After I were by them both, I would move to the right of the...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,720
Posted By CommuterRun

That's :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
06-02-12, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By CommuterRun

The idea is good. ...

The idea is good.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3254/2793588339_ed5c8388a7.jpg

My wife tells me from the perspective of a motorist approaching from the rear on a two lane highway that these...
05-24-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,166
Posted By CommuterRun

Once again a school board has shown that being...

Once again a school board has shown that being reasonably intelligent is not a prerequisite to being on a school board.
Forum: Commuting
05-22-12, 07:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,089
Posted By CommuterRun

I don't feel that a flashing headlight does me...

I don't feel that a flashing headlight does me any good at night or during daylight under sunny conditions. Sunny conditions I run no lights at all. I only run a flashing headlight in daylight under...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 954
Posted By CommuterRun

I, also, enjoy finding useful stuff on the side...

I, also, enjoy finding useful stuff on the side of the road. One thing I don't find is golfballs. But that's okay; I find so many at work (golf course maintenance) that I have been banned from...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-12, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By CommuterRun

This is the mirror that I like with drop bars. ...

This is the mirror that I like with drop bars.
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1031138_-1___
05-15-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By CommuterRun

I do obey the law, Gary. The law allows me to be...

I do obey the law, Gary. The law allows me to be outside the bike lane under certain circumstances. The way the law is written allows me, and only me as a cyclist, to make the call when these...
05-13-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By CommuterRun

I stopped for a broken down p/u truck just the...

I stopped for a broken down p/u truck just the other day to see if there was anything I could do, but one of the guys was already on his cell phone for a pick up.

I once stopped for a broken down...
05-13-12, 06:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,495
Posted By CommuterRun

I've probably seen more cyclists that I wished...

I've probably seen more cyclists that I wished they would give me just 15 minutes for free with their bike and my tool kit and floor pump than not. But I just let it go. If that's the way they want...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 29,587
Posted By CommuterRun

Go with what feels comfortable for you on that...

Go with what feels comfortable for you on that particular bike. I have bikes with the seats higher, and bikes with the seats lower, than the handlebars. Depends on the type of bike, and not all flat...
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