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09-20-20, 08:16 PM
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Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Sanctuary Shot. Next: Arboretum or Botanical Garden

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Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Very nice for short strolls.

Next Mission:...
09-11-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,588
Posted By flangehead

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.

I'll give that a try; haven't done it. Thx.
09-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,588
Posted By flangehead

One Cyclist's Approach

Very well said. Since my environment and adaptation is different, I'll outline my approach in that spirit.

My context is (was, rather, before corona) commuting and utility involving some...
09-10-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,432
Posted By flangehead

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Ahem.
09-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By flangehead

Update on Influencing Infrastructure Design

This will be my final post on this.

It ends up the city has a Bicycle Advisory Committee, Infrastructure Subcommittee, that meets about once a quarter and I was able to get my concerns off my...
Forum: Introductions
09-07-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By flangehead

!Bienvenidos!

!Bienvenidos!
09-07-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,423
Posted By flangehead

Glad it wasn’t worse. Hope you heal up quickly.

Glad it wasn’t worse. Hope you heal up quickly.
09-07-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Big Animal Bagged. Next: Electric Charging Station

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Hard to get the bike in the shot....
09-02-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,592
Posted By flangehead

First off, there is precedent that establishing...

First off, there is precedent that establishing prior behavior of a driver was considered by prosecutors. The Dr. Thompson case in Mandeville Canyon has had a high profile....
08-25-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

La bicicleta de comida mexicana. Next: Exterminator

Originally Posted by Thruhiker
Next Mission: AN ADVERSITEMENT WITH A BICYCLE FOR A PRODUCT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CYCLING.
...
08-25-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,812
Posted By flangehead

Less effective option

Thanks for making the effort to make the call. You are right; two more people informed.

This is not as effective, but reporting on www.closecalldatabase.com may have some value for repeat...
08-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

I'd say not yet. It's a very reasonable mission....

I'd say not yet. It's a very reasonable mission. I recall seeing these in the area, though I did not succeed in finding one yet while riding. Someone else will probably bag it sooner, but I'm pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By flangehead

Not directly relevant to OP, but it is good to...

Not directly relevant to OP, but it is good to anticipate how a big vehicle will affect you if passing fast and close.

There is a very strong push away from the motor vehicle when the front of...
08-12-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,550
Posted By flangehead

Testicular Cancer

I got it at age 56, which is later than normal. I asked all my doctors and all told me that it was unrelated to cycling. Cause was basically bad luck.

Do check the size of them from time to...
08-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,708
Posted By flangehead

+1

+1
08-05-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Fungus Finally Found. Next: Tower Crane

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Mushrooms were in a ring around a tree.
...
07-30-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Bike Track Took. Next: Low-water dam

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BMX track at the Gathering Place in Tulsa, currently...
07-27-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,260
Posted By flangehead

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.
07-26-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,172
Posted By flangehead

3: nuts 4: just right 5: nuts

3: nuts
4: just right
5: nuts
07-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By flangehead

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have...

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have it on the right because I have left-mounted bar-end mirrors on some bikes. Probably better to put it on the left.

It takes a week or so to get...
07-25-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By flangehead

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA? I looked at it...

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA?

I looked at it on Google Maps and (at least eastbound first portion) the shoulder looks like my daily commute, except I have very flat and mostly straight. I'm doing...
07-24-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

For consideration

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Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,738
Posted By flangehead

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:...

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
I use a touring bike without a chain guard. I bind my pants...
07-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,192
Posted By flangehead

I see similar shoulder in several of the shots....

I see similar shoulder in several of the shots. What’s it like? Gravel over soil? Does it get soft after a rain?
07-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

New Mission

Dedicated to my mother, who was a geologist.

Next mission: An unusual or smaller-scale geologic feature such as an intrusive dike, a fault, obvious stratigraphy at a road cut, lava flow, fossils,...
07-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By flangehead

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at...

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at work. A locker is a real fringe benefit, also.
07-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Boston Stack Connection

I've been indisposed of late and can't get to the fire. And it may be a while for me to get there by bike...

The first thing that went into my head on the smokestack mission was this, which is way...
07-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,192
Posted By flangehead

Names

The OP is proposing a name and I haven't seen much discussion of that in this thread so far. I am not a deep student of the subject, but a couple of notes and my thoughts (pulling details from...
07-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Clip Clip. Next: Hospital

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Barber school....
07-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Adding mr_bill clause: Hikebikerun, it's been a...

Adding mr_bill clause: Hikebikerun, it's been a couple of days and no movement. I've got to say that I used "insects" in the common sense of the word, so I think you fulfilled the mission. (Sort of...
07-03-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Next Mission: Insect Nest

I'm going to mash up some of the recent missions. I was late to the little library, but I did make it. At the base of it was a red fire ant nest:
...
07-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Bookending Bad Bridges

The problem I've had with this mission is that if it is a functioning bridge, it better not be questionable for the service (as with subgrade's submission). So I'll provide two situations that I...
07-03-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,599
Posted By flangehead

This reminds me of the old light bulb joke. How...

This reminds me of the old light bulb joke. How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb? Only one, but the light bulb really has to want to change.

Having observed how people...
07-02-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,664
Posted By flangehead

I voted general mountain to represent fully rigid...

I voted general mountain to represent fully rigid steel, 2” tire width, flat bar, wide gearing range.
06-30-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned...

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned or decaying bridges around. Another reason to have a light weight bike...don’t collapse the bridge.....

Next mission: a bridge of questionable...
06-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Rotondas

Rotondas in Santa Cruz Bolivia, when I lived there, had traffic lights on the traffic circle; not at the entrance, but on the circle. During peak hours, the whole thing would just lock up tight as a...
06-25-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Mission from cyccommute: Landscaping used to make...

Mission from cyccommute: Landscaping used to make a sculpture. If it takes a while to figure out what it is, all the better.

...
06-24-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,342
Posted By flangehead

The situation is a little more complicated...

The situation is a little more complicated (https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-ICU-capacity-could-be-exceeded-Thursday-15363724.php ) but I agree with your...
06-19-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By flangehead

Thanks; update

mr_bill, thanks for the MUTCD and NACTO references. When I finally get through to someone I'll post outcome. Don't hold your breath.



My status is that I still haven't been able to talk to...
06-18-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,133
Posted By flangehead

Physics says 99% of the time the...

Physics says 99% of the time the damage/pain/death is the cyclist’s.

I understand your question is legal but a reminder where the impact lies.

Stay out of the door zone.
06-17-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,664
Posted By flangehead

Moots Tandem

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I bought it used. Early 90s.
06-14-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Pothole Posted. Next: Alignment Shop

This is probably not too impressive for those of you with freeze/thaw cycles, but down here we're able to get some fairly lousy roads without resorting to temperature extremes:
...
06-10-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By flangehead

When I have to leave my bike overnight at my...

When I have to leave my bike overnight at my work, I take the front wheel off and leave it in the office. Work is in a low-crime area and bike is 30 years old; so far so good though high-end bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,447
Posted By flangehead

Commuter Helmet

I am only speaking for myself. My objective is a safe commute; if being ugly helps me get noticed then that works.

My ideal commuting helmet:

Available in fluorescent green
Has attachment...
06-09-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Breakaway

OK, my regularly scheduled grocery run is tonight, so if you have ganas to bag this one, you better get a move on... and both watermelon and blueberries were already on the list...
06-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,115
Posted By flangehead

Mosquito Repellent

Since this topic is fixing a flat outside, I'll toss in a lesson from my painful personal experience. It didn't show up as I scanned the replies so far.

As a cyclist, I really don't think about...
06-03-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,468
Posted By flangehead

I’m the intruder when cycling on a sidewalk. I...

I’m the intruder when cycling on a sidewalk. I generally avoid them.

In my area they are mostly 4 or 5 feet wide. I yield to any oncoming traffic by either stopping or pulling off the sidewalk. ...
06-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Certainly not a moot point. The logo is...

Certainly not a moot point.

The logo is kinda fun too:

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06-02-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 103,004
Posted By flangehead

Wetland

OK, sprinting since Deal4Fuji tried to do a breakaway:

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This section of Addicks...
05-31-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By flangehead

So I take it a tickle is out of the question,...

So I take it a tickle is out of the question, right?

Your bike order may not be the best decision you’ve ever made but you don’t have a lot of time.

Apologies to Arlo.
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