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07-05-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By hallux

Just like on car forums that I visit, it bugs me...

Just like on car forums that I visit, it bugs me to see someone suggest that EVERYONE do their own service rather than spend a little money at a shop. Not everyone CAN. I've tried making these...
07-05-14, 04:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By hallux

I made my decision. I go "under the laser" in 3...

I made my decision. I go "under the laser" in 3 weeks, hopefully to never need every-day glasses again. I'll need to take at least a week (likely 2) off from exercising to allow time for my eyes to...
07-02-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By hallux

Thanks. If you look at the Street View image,...

Thanks. If you look at the Street View image, the area at the base of the ramp (after the dark pavement) is actually gravel and the area of the sidewalk paralleling the road is actually VERY chewed...
06-29-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 8,859
Posted By hallux

I haven't been logging my rides in the monthly...

I haven't been logging my rides in the monthly log posts but I'll shoot for some goals here. I logged 66 miles on the bike in June, with my longest ride being 18.56 yesterday. I also logged some...
06-29-14, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By hallux

Thanks. Here's one end of the bridge. You...

Thanks.

Here's one end of the bridge. You can actually see a path in the grass where people have cut the corner to make the approach/departure a little easier.
...
06-28-14, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By hallux

Question regarding suggesting infrastructure maintenance needs

Not sure if this is an A&S topic.

Where I work, I have access to the Mohawk-Hudson bike-hike trail, though it's not direct access. To get there, I have to ride over a ped/bike bridge over a...
06-27-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,513
Posted By hallux

If they don't let you jump-start a battery-dead...

If they don't let you jump-start a battery-dead vehicle or change a flat tire, how do they expect you to remove the vehicle from the lot?

TECHNICALLY my lease is similar, I just close the garage...
06-24-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By hallux

I was on a bike path but there are some small...

I was on a bike path but there are some small hills on it. I was actually doing well until I got to the next to last "big" hill, then I had a headwind (uphill near the end of the ride - OUCH!). One...
06-24-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By hallux

Congrats. Here I was feeling all proud of my 14.6...

Congrats. Here I was feeling all proud of my 14.6 miles yesterday. I think I maxed out at less than 20 miles last year but it's feeling "easier" this year so I may push for 25 by the end of the...
06-18-14, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,473
Posted By hallux

Looking at Google maps (yes, I know the imagery...

Looking at Google maps (yes, I know the imagery can be relatively old) it appears that sign only appears on the side from which the vehicle entered the pathway, I could not locate one of those signs...
06-16-14, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By hallux

Yup, everything was either "hipster" style or had...

Yup, everything was either "hipster" style or had the "tortoise-shell" coloring on the temple plastics. I also prefer half-frames after my last 2 pair being that. At this point, I'm not doing...
06-15-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By hallux

I'm going back to considering Lasik, my...

I'm going back to considering Lasik, my optometrist didn't have any frames I liked for my every-day wear, AT ALL. I know I can go to another place now that I have my script and get something they...
06-10-14, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By hallux

Those Liquid Metal glasses look nice. If you...

Those Liquid Metal glasses look nice. If you don't mind my asking, what does script add to the cost of them? I'm actually quite picky about my eyewear, my current frames are 3 years old, Ray-Ban...
06-09-14, 07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,848
Posted By hallux

What do you eyeglass-wearers wear while riding?

I'm going to get new specs soon. When doing that, I'm considering getting a pair of dedicated sports-oriented glasses for sunglasses and general protection when out on my (admittedly infrequent...
06-09-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,256
Posted By hallux

Padded shorts/short liners should do all that's...

Padded shorts/short liners should do all that's needed. If not those, UA has "Boxer Jock" shorts that I wear when walking that might be more comfortable for riding than a jock strap and should keep...
05-29-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By hallux

That's usually what happens. Pass as many cars...

That's usually what happens. Pass as many cars as they can, then expect the ones behind/next to them to make room for the un-signaled "lane change" just so they can be further up the line. In this...
05-29-14, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By hallux

Good. I can't stand it when people do that,...

Good.

I can't stand it when people do that, willingly waiting until the very last foot to make the move over to the continuing lane when they're in the lane that's ending, and expecting the people...
05-10-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By hallux

Fine, you probably know that better than I. What...

Fine, you probably know that better than I. What I was noting was that you posted
That's not the case, not ALL modern cars have automatic door locks, and many that I've seen that do lock at 15 MPH.
05-10-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,734
Posted By hallux

Not ALL modern cars have automatic door locking. ...

Not ALL modern cars have automatic door locking. My 2011 doesn't, and neither do the 2012, 2013, 2014 versions of my vehicle. I'm sure there are others (I think my dad's 2009 Kia didn't have it)....
05-07-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,963
Posted By hallux

I have a Topeak RaceRocket HP, used it the other...

I have a Topeak RaceRocket HP, used it the other day to top off my tires as I don't have a floor pump. It worked fine. It has a flexible hose so you can get to the stem and not put undue pressure...
05-01-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 11,202
Posted By hallux

Umm, to get on my bike AT ALL. The weather here...

Umm, to get on my bike AT ALL. The weather here has been hit or miss (rain, cold, miserable), plus I had 2 weeks in April I couldn't do anything exercise-wise due to health (not fun to work-out as...
05-01-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,262
Posted By hallux

In the video it mentions staying stopped at a RR...

In the video it mentions staying stopped at a RR crossing until the tracks are clear, even noting that if a car crosses the tracks before the Google vehicle senses the tracks are clear it has to wait...
04-27-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By hallux

Thx. I was considering this set Rock Racing...

Thx.

I was considering this set Rock Racing Jersey Bib Shorts Kit Bike Racing Cycling Road Riding Tri Sports New | eBay...
04-27-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,126
Posted By hallux

Not the OP but this brings to mind a question. ...

Not the OP but this brings to mind a question. What size bibs should I look at if I'm going to go that route? I'm 5' 11", 255 lb. Obviously, I won't want to spend TOO much on them either, as the...
01-20-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By hallux

Mohawk-Hudson bike-hike trail improvements proposed

Watervliet (in NY, between Troy and Albany on the West bank of the Hudson) has proposed changes to the on-road portions of the trail that travel through the city. I have not personally ridden this...
11-04-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,867
Posted By hallux

As it is in NY I believe.

As it is in NY I believe.
10-14-13, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By hallux

This cyclist was the father of a friend's friend....

This cyclist was the father of a friend's friend. I didn't know the guy, I don't live in the area but I know the family is devastated and is hoping for the driver to be located.
10-04-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,912
Posted By hallux

I've donated 2x in the last 6 months, I'm...

I've donated 2x in the last 6 months, I'm actually about due for another donation (they've started calling, dang vampires). I think I'm A+ (don't have my card handy).
09-17-13, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By hallux

They may have mentioned the helmet thing because...

They may have mentioned the helmet thing because cyclists under the age of 16 are required to wear a helmet in Mass. http://massbike.org/resourcesnew/bike-law/
09-07-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By hallux

I'm not terribly concerned about fuel mileage. ...

I'm not terribly concerned about fuel mileage. Having the bike on the roof, 2 extra passengers and luggage for 3 for a week cost me 5 MPG this summer compared to part of the same road with just me...
09-05-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By hallux

Indoor trainer, roof-top rack questions

Rather than join a gym for the winter I'm considering an indoor trainer to use for winter exercise. Does anyone have any suggestions as to which are better (magnetic or fluid resistance, specific...
09-03-13, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By hallux

Hah, I contemplated a workout of some kind...

Hah, I contemplated a workout of some kind yesterday, decided against it as I had done something Sunday and planned something for today. 20 minutes later, storm clouds brewing, and hour later it's...
08-26-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,118
Posted By hallux

Then that guy is 100% in the wrong, they should...

Then that guy is 100% in the wrong, they should be riding with traffic. However, when you're riding 40 MPH there's nothing stopping you from entering the travel lane. IN NY you can ride the vehicle...
08-26-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,118
Posted By hallux

Was this cyclist on a road or a dedicated path? ...

Was this cyclist on a road or a dedicated path? On a dedicated path, those going UP should have ROW so they can maintain momentum without avoiding others behaving recklessly. If on a road, they're...
08-25-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,118
Posted By hallux

I'm not saying motorists don't roll stop signs...

I'm not saying motorists don't roll stop signs (guilty sometimes), but if there's other traffic, I absolutely WILL make a complete stop. Had a car do the same thing to me leaving a parking lot last...
08-25-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,118
Posted By hallux

Funny that this thread is active, just had this...

Funny that this thread is active, just had this today. I get to a 4-way stop (as a motorist) with 3 cyclists approaching from the opposite direction (one on the wrong side of the road). The 2 on...
08-24-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By hallux

I think I've seen the video before, awesome idea...

I think I've seen the video before, awesome idea to help keep bikes secure. I can see it taking off in large cities where cycling is a good way to get around.
08-24-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By hallux

An old pair of these that have the soles worn...

An old pair of these that have the soles worn down so they don't catch on the pedals (I have toe clips) http://www.skechers.com/style/50988/stamina-nuovo/nvbk#Color=CCBK
08-22-13, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By hallux

The ride comfort concern is something you should...

The ride comfort concern is something you should or could have considered before buying the bike, same with the steering. The skinny tires on a road bike aren't really designed for handling or...
08-17-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By hallux

rideorglide, yeah, we have the same idea. ...

rideorglide, yeah, we have the same idea. Unfortunately, some of the hills I go after are right after a right-angle turn (one was earlier in this ride but I'm 2 for 2 on that one), can't maintain...
08-17-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By hallux

No computer on the bike, I just try in what feels...

No computer on the bike, I just try in what feels like a consistent cadence. Also no HRM. Used my phone to track the ride today, normally use a Forerunner 110 watch but I left it home by accident. ...
08-17-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By hallux

My plan all along was to be in the small ring...

My plan all along was to be in the small ring when I started the climb, I just wanted some momentum to get partway up. Granted, at 250 lbs, that won't get me far. It's also a pretty steep hill, 100...
08-17-13, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By hallux

18 miles and tackled a new hill today

I had been debating taking on the hill the entire way there (the hill was at mile 8.5, ending at mile 9), decided when I could see the base of it that I would go for it so I shifted to my big ring to...
08-17-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,755
Posted By hallux

I have what amounts to the Yakima Raptor...

I have what amounts to the Yakima Raptor (re-branded by Subaru for sale at their dealers as an OEM accessory). I've had it for about 16 months and used it maybe 20 times. The pivots for the clamp...
08-13-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By hallux

Thx, I'll wait until at least Thursday, if not...

Thx, I'll wait until at least Thursday, if not Friday, with a walk on Thursday.
08-12-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By hallux

If the left lane wasn't a turn-only lane, why...

If the left lane wasn't a turn-only lane, why would they assume you're turning? I would actually be at the left side of the lane, or centered, and signal the turn as the light cycle was nearing...
08-12-13, 07:56 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,068
Posted By hallux

Changing the law, even with significant...

Changing the law, even with significant advertisement of the new law, won't help much either. Just look at the handsfree cell phone laws in place in many states. There was A LOT of press about it...
08-12-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By hallux

How long would you wait?

I'm donating blood on Wed., how long would you wait before biking again? Obviously I won't go Wed. and may take Thurs. off from biking (but will walk 3-4 miles). My schedule has normally been 2...
08-12-13, 05:20 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 10,068
Posted By hallux

I think another poster touched on this, there is...

I think another poster touched on this, there is a failing of driver education as much as anything else. His plan, though, would cost considerable money, which I'm sure many would object to paying...
08-11-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By hallux

I could only hope to be as successful as you are....

I could only hope to be as successful as you are. I haven't drastically changed my diet but I have cut most sweets and all soda except one day a week. I'm down maybe 15 lbs. since late May when I...
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