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07-23-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,445
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In every state I've done the research in, assault...

In every state I've done the research in, assault is the 'threat' part, so a continued honking like that could easily be considered assault. There was a case in TX where a driver was charged for...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,324
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The front tires on my velo change easily without...

The front tires on my velo change easily without removing the wheel. It has a single sided swing arm (as do most modern design velos) so the rear is a little more difficult, but still doesn't require...
06-01-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,271
Posted By Notso_fastLane

it gets worse for some of us. I bought a...

it gets worse for some of us.

I bought a velomobile.... :/
Forum: Commuting
04-16-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,982
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've had good luck with Planet Bike plastic...

I've had good luck with Planet Bike plastic fenders (commuting in Seattle). I think PB only makes metal fenders now, and they are supposed to be even more solid, but I haven't replaced the fenders on...
04-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,574
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Around here, cars like to stop for the MUP...

Around here, cars like to stop for the MUP crossings when they have the right of way. If I know it's not safe, I make a point of looking the other direction (you know, at the oncoming traffic they...
04-14-21, 04:11 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,837
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I commuted in Seattle for 3 years on a recumbent....

I commuted in Seattle for 3 years on a recumbent. Recumbents are arguably worse than uprights for weather protection, but I used a jacket (and pants) that was essentially just a waterproof shell....
04-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 159,707
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Clarification: Does it have to be a coffee...

Clarification: Does it have to be a coffee shop/cafe, or any reasonable breakfast shop, like a bagel place? :)
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,111
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have an Airzound, and continuous blast is...

I have an Airzound, and continuous blast is closer to 40 seconds or a little more. It's been a while since I tested it (mine is about 10 years old). The nice thing about the Airzound is that it pumps...
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 809
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget...

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound. Beautiful scenery, lots of trails and roads, light traffic.
03-24-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think the longest stretch I had this winter...

I think the longest stretch I had this winter without a ride was 12 days. :)

And that was mostly from just being super-busy doing stuff.

I love having a velomobile. :D
03-24-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,011
Posted By Notso_fastLane

On a related note, I'm looking for a small pump...

On a related note, I'm looking for a small pump to carry along that has both a presta and schrader head (like my floor pump) any recommendations?

My tires are all presta, but my airshocks are...
03-19-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,011
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My limited experience seems to be that tubes with...

My limited experience seems to be that tubes with presta valves hold air better, but that could be due to just tubes getting better in general (I only in the last ten years or so got bikes/tires with...
03-19-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,498
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been hit on a bicycle 7 times. A couple of...

I've been hit on a bicycle 7 times. A couple of those resulted in ambulance rides, but no serious injuries. I've also been hit (and I can't even begin to count the number of near misses) on my...
Forum: Recumbent
03-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,534
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Gimme a few more years, I might need one of those.

Gimme a few more years, I might need one of those.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,583
Views: 297,043
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Is that a 10mm? Those always go missing.

Is that a 10mm? Those always go missing.
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,424
Posted By Notso_fastLane

As another motorcycle rider (and racer), I second...

As another motorcycle rider (and racer), I second the 'find an empty parking lot' approach. Pick some painted mark points, or cut a couple of tennis balls in half and practice doing figure eights,...
03-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,125
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Probably one of the most common braindead moves:...

Probably one of the most common braindead moves: forgetting I was clipped in and coming to a stop without thinking to unclip or try to balance....
03-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,056
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are many claims (especially latex vs. butyl...

There are many claims (especially latex vs. butyl tubes). There may be research out there that can verify some of the claims, but I go for inexpensive, since I'm not a speed demon.
03-11-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,687
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Unfortunately, the pedestrian light corresponds...

Unfortunately, the pedestrian light corresponds exactly to the green light at all of the intersections along that stretch (and every other road in this city, at least).

I can't think of anywhere...
03-11-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,185
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride: ...

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride:
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summer 2015
03-11-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,687
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193)...

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193) that is even worse.
1) it's a 50 mph road, 2 lanes each direction, with additional right turn lanes at the intersections.
2) There's a parallel MUP...
03-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes...

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes there (city of Hamburg) were different color pavement, some were actual brick. They had very good infrastructure for biking, which combined with the...
03-10-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are a few traffic circles (roundabouts)...

There are a few traffic circles (roundabouts) here that are going up a pretty steep hill. They are too narrow to NOT take the lane, but I'm usually doing single digit speeds through them.

I try to...
03-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,565
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's not just bridges. For some reason,...

It's not just bridges.

For some reason, moving one's foot 6 inches from the accelerator to the brake, and back, for a few seconds, really annoys people in motorized vehicles.
03-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,687
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The police refusing to send a copy of the...

The police refusing to send a copy of the accident report sounds fishy. The rest, unfortunately, is par for the course.
03-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,185
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For me, upper 60s to mid 70s F, as long as...

For me, upper 60s to mid 70s F, as long as there's little (as in, single digit) humidity.

In the velo, I can comfortably shave about 10F off that and still be comfortable.

As far as I'm...
03-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,923
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, the weather's warming up here too. ;) ...

Yeah, the weather's warming up here too. ;)

I had several (bad dog owner) encounters my last ride out as well. Time to go back to mostly residential streets and bike lanes.

I have to say,...
03-08-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Worse than that, there are entire websites just...

Worse than that, there are entire websites just for the Mooneys.
03-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,120
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't care.

I don't care.
03-08-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,549
Posted By Notso_fastLane

As has now been pointed out many times, e-bikes...

As has now been pointed out many times, e-bikes are less expensive and probably less maintenance, than a low end motorcycle, although cheap scooters are in the same price (and power, ironically)...
03-05-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,880
Posted By Notso_fastLane

How thick are those socks? I have several pair of...

How thick are those socks? I have several pair of Smartwool. The medium thickness are the thickest I can wear without my winter bike shoes getting too tight. The smartwool are nice, but my feet still...
03-05-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,559
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's a great video. I'd be curious to see a...

That's a great video. I'd be curious to see a comparison of the city's costs. Also, compare that to the reduced cost of auto roads with fewer drivers. Unfortunately, in the US, we're all about...
03-05-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,723
Views: 372,857
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just running errands in the velomobile yesterday:...

Just running errands in the velomobile yesterday: 15 miles. It was actually comfortable at 45F.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I prefer bike shorts and changing as well. You...

I prefer bike shorts and changing as well. You can always just put your work pant over your bike shorts if you're in a hurry and are going to be back on the bike in a little bit.
03-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just looked at the raw numbers trend, yeah. I...

I just looked at the raw numbers trend, yeah. I didn't see if they had an estimate for per capita/rider miles figure, but that's probably harder to estimate for bikes than cars.
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,993
Posted By Notso_fastLane

+1 on running your tires at a lower pressure as a...

+1 on running your tires at a lower pressure as a first attempt at smoothing out the vibration.

I'd recommend finding a stretch of road that's pretty clear with light traffic, just 1/2 mile or so....
03-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is a great idea!

This is a great idea!
03-03-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'd like to see a multi-country comparison to see...

I'd like to see a multi-country comparison to see what works and what doesn't. Obviously, the US is currently trending in the wrong direction, which may be a combination of factors, but it would be...
03-03-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,579
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Disclaimer: These are illegal in the US. ...

Disclaimer: These are illegal in the US.

Reality. I had a cheap chinese knock off that worked great for about 6 months before it stopped working (it was only $35, so no big loss).
...
03-03-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I only use my compressor for my cars (and...

I only use my compressor for my cars (and sometimes the motorcycles), because they take forever using the floor pump.

My reliable Joe-Blow floor pump is easy, handy and fast for all the bikes.
03-01-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,723
Views: 372,857
Posted By Notso_fastLane

26.8 miles yesterday. It was cold (started at...

26.8 miles yesterday. It was cold (started at 28F, ended at 32F). I was in the velo, so I didn't really notice the wind. Fun ride overall. I work on a military base, and use that as a big part of my...
03-01-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,433
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'd highly recommend adding a small first aid kit...

I'd highly recommend adding a small first aid kit to any bike kit.

I counted the other day, and I have 4.
1. in my bike bag (goes with either the bike or velo whenever I ride)
2. On my...
03-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,511
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Damn, a "road" bike that weighs more than a trike...

Damn, a "road" bike that weighs more than a trike AND is such quality!?! Sign me up! :D
03-01-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 14,570
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For me, I've only been a few group rides, and I...

For me, I've only been a few group rides, and I don't really enjoy them. I guess maybe if they were people I knew better, but I'd have to go more often for that to happen. :p

Group rides take too...
02-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 159,707
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been trying to find a business around here...

I've been trying to find a business around here with a turkey on the sign....still looking. :)
02-22-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 159,707
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think it's time for a Mr. Bill clause with this...

I think it's time for a Mr. Bill clause with this one.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,414
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The chain on my recumbent bike lasted me nearly 5...

The chain on my recumbent bike lasted me nearly 5 years, about 7k miles. I don't know if I'm easy on chains (I tend to spin high RPMs and not mash) or I should have checked it more frequently. I did...
02-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,723
Views: 372,857
Posted By Notso_fastLane

9 miles, my easy loop. I think I finally got all...

9 miles, my easy loop. I think I finally got all the chainline issues sorted in the velo. I love having a velo, especially in the winter, but damn is it hard to work on.
02-22-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By Notso_fastLane

BF doesn't disappoint. I knew before clicking...

BF doesn't disappoint. I knew before clicking that the 'no's would be winning. :D
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