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Forum: Commuting
09-25-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,861
Posted By aley

It's right in what you quoted: With...

It's right in what you quoted:



With this amendment, the law now reads:



In short, paragraph (3) gives the DOT the authorization to create no-passing zones (such as the double yellow line...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 11:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,951
Posted By aley

Lots of kids didn't grow up in the 90s. :) ...

Lots of kids didn't grow up in the 90s. :)



You just did. Get some adhesive-backed plastic sheet (mcmaster.com), cut it into whatever shapes fit your shifters, and stick it on. Cut out more...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,320
Posted By aley

An issue I'd have with that sort of frame bag is...

An issue I'd have with that sort of frame bag is the difficulty of moving it from bike to bike. If you made it fit into the frame of my mountain bike/bad weather commuter, it would end up way too...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,051
Posted By aley

Three and a half crashes in seven years of...

Three and a half crashes in seven years of commuting. In order of occurrence:
2005: I was irritated by a dump truck that pulled out into the street I was riding on right in front of me (like,...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 9,546
Posted By aley

Yeah, I can't tell the difference between your...

Yeah, I can't tell the difference between your friends and homeless ladies, either. ;)




No. Being you - BAD (in her eyes).
Forum: Commuting
01-06-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,528
Posted By aley

And some people are lazy AND clever - they're...

And some people are lazy AND clever - they're called engineers. :)

A lot of the car-centric culture revolves around the basic structure of our cities - they're for the most part zoned into...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-11, 11:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,380
Posted By aley

Wow, this thread has really reinforced that there...

Wow, this thread has really reinforced that there are many, many areas of the world where I don't want to live. :-)

That said, I use a neoprene face mask below about 20 degrees F, although until...
Forum: Commuting
12-28-10, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,335
Posted By aley

Wow, I didn't even think they'd invented cell...

Wow, I didn't even think they'd invented cell phones five years ago when this thread was started! :D
Forum: Commuting
12-25-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By aley

My experience, in comparing Gatorskins and...

My experience, in comparing Gatorskins and Armadillos back-to-back, was that the Gatorskins felt faster, and this impression was borne out by my computer. Not a controlled experiment, to be sure,...
Forum: Commuting
12-25-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By aley

At some point Mr. Tuffys started coming with a...

At some point Mr. Tuffys started coming with a non-tapered end, and had this problem. Older ones, and newer ones as well, are tapered at the ends and don't cause abrasion.

I use Gatorskins, Mr....
Forum: Commuting
12-22-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By aley

I wouldn't ride (or drive) off from an accident...

I wouldn't ride (or drive) off from an accident where there was anything substantial in property damage - at that point there's nothing preventing the driver from calling the cops, claiming that you...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,570
Posted By aley

Riding on the street, positioned in the left tire...

Riding on the street, positioned in the left tire track of the rightmost lane from which it's legal to go straight, makes you less vulnerable to a right hook at an intersection like this. It isn't...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,453
Posted By aley

That's about the same diameter as a 2-liter soda...

That's about the same diameter as a 2-liter soda bottle - the best compression shorts aren't going to do much for hiding that. :eek:

Skin-tight bike shorts aren't noted for being modest:
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Forum: Commuting
12-15-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,242
Posted By aley

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Forum: Commuting
12-14-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,570
Posted By aley

I'm glad you're largely intact, and that you're...

I'm glad you're largely intact, and that you're doing the right things to get your injuries taken care of.

Were you in a crosswalk or in the traffic lane when this happened?
Forum: Commuting
12-13-10, 01:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,196
Posted By aley

It's a tremendous burden, but really I do it as...

It's a tremendous burden, but really I do it as an inspiration for all you little people. :P

Seriously, I'm faster than most commuters I encounter, and it's annoying to have to pass the same...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 04:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,196
Posted By aley

I like to ride at a good pace, usually 20-22 mph...

I like to ride at a good pace, usually 20-22 mph on the long straight stretches. I don't generally try to race others, because I don't generally get passed - most riders on the MUP that makes up the...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,242
Posted By aley

The effort put into cycling is controlled by the...

The effort put into cycling is controlled by the cyclist. As a new cyclist gets more in shape and more experienced, he may buy a lighter bike, which does indeed reduce the load on his body, and he...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 03:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,242
Posted By aley

Not at all. I have several road crossings on my...

Not at all. I have several road crossings on my commute (I have to stop, and cross traffic doesn't). At each of these, I get a variety of gaps in traffic, and I have to choose a gap that's large...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,780
Posted By aley

HTFU and staple your pants cuff to your leg. ...

HTFU and staple your pants cuff to your leg. Bloodstains are easier to get out than chain lube stains.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,808
Posted By aley

Interesting that posters in the same thread there...

Interesting that posters in the same thread there are complaining about bikes on the sidewalks being a danger to pedestrians, and bikes on the roads being an impediment to traffic. Someone ought to...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By aley

Did I wander into dieselforums.net by accident?...

Did I wander into dieselforums.net by accident? :P

Besides, real men work on 60L, 2500 hp V16s...just the thing to move a million pounds or so of truck and payload down the road. :D
Forum: Commuting
11-27-10, 02:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,858
Posted By aley

As a traditionally heterosexual person, I prefer...

As a traditionally heterosexual person, I prefer to use "sucks" in place of "gay" or "traditionally heterosexual" when referring to things that suck. ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-27-10, 02:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,933
Posted By aley

I've never worn out any saddle in 1-2 years - but...

I've never worn out any saddle in 1-2 years - but then, I only ride a few thousand miles a year. I suppose if you're putting in 20-30k a year, maybe you wear them out faster. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
11-27-10, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,415
Posted By aley

I haven't had any major issues - mounting them...

I haven't had any major issues - mounting them when they're brand new may require levers (I use metal ones rather than plastic - much less likely to break!), but after that I can mount them just with...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 626
Posted By aley

I'm 6'5", and have arms proportional to my height...

I'm 6'5", and have arms proportional to my height - which is to say that off-the-rack sleeves rarely fit. I've got a Gore jacket that I love - it's an older one and I have no idea what the model is,...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-10, 11:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,522
Posted By aley

Rack mount gets the weight off your back, which...

Rack mount gets the weight off your back, which is better for longer commutes. On your back is more convenient if you're getting on and off the bike a lot (that's why you see all the messenger...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-10, 10:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,522
Posted By aley

Last week I saw a bunch of kindergartners on a...

Last week I saw a bunch of kindergartners on a field trip messing with my bike. I went running out, and it was obvious that their teacher was showing them how to pick my U-lock with a Bic pen. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-10, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,761
Posted By aley

I've had two Auroras and a LHT. My first...

I've had two Auroras and a LHT.

My first Aurora was a 2001, which I bought as a frame and fork in 2005 and built with odds and ends I had laying around, along with some parts from a mid-80s...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,752
Posted By aley

I use mine daily. I drop the kids off at school...

I use mine daily. I drop the kids off at school at 8:30 (ten minutes before they're supposedly allowed to be there, but I'm far from the only parent pushing the time a bit), and I have to be at work...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,566
Posted By aley

Wow, I'm impressed! That's a very creative...

Wow, I'm impressed! That's a very creative solution to the problem.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-10, 11:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,566
Posted By aley

Why? With that heavy monster of a bike and the...

Why? With that heavy monster of a bike and the weight of three kids, she'd be lucky to get much above walking speed. :P
Forum: Commuting
09-28-10, 11:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By aley

No, the most important factor in the quality of...

No, the most important factor in the quality of wheels is to have proper specs for the intended application - if you have too few spokes for rough conditions and a heavy rider, it doesn't matter who...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,566
Posted By aley

Ten speed Gitane tandem with 27" wheels:...

Ten speed Gitane tandem with 27" wheels: http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/bik/1966661839.html Ripe for a refit with long-reach brakes and 700C wheels, unless the 27s have decent rims and will hold...
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By aley

Is that what they're calling it these days? When...

Is that what they're calling it these days? When I was younger, we called it "putting sour cream on the burrito."

:D
Forum: Commuting
09-19-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By aley

I've heard this before, and have to wonder what...

I've heard this before, and have to wonder what I'm doing right that half the world isn't - my synthetic cycling jerseys never smell bad, and I don't after a hard, sweaty 8-mile ride. I shower in...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,758
Posted By aley

I miss my '91 Rock Hopper - sure, it was battered...

I miss my '91 Rock Hopper - sure, it was battered (complete with a slight kink in the top tube), but I honestly enjoyed riding it as much as any of my other (more expensive) bikes.

As for gearing,...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-10, 01:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,563
Posted By aley

I tend to like something in there to help keep...

I tend to like something in there to help keep water out - water entry means galvanic corrosion. You're right, though, if a shop uses something like these to keep the nipples from moving, then the...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-10, 01:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,780
Posted By aley

Yes, and no - spokes often (but not always) fail...

Yes, and no - spokes often (but not always) fail due to fatigue, but the number of cycles depends on how many wheel revolutions have occurred, not on anything to do with average stresses and...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,905
Posted By aley

I tried to strip the "Fatties Fit Fine" sticker...

I tried to strip the "Fatties Fit Fine" sticker (the bike fits me very well, thanks, but I don't need Surly to comment on my weight!), and couldn't get it started - I thought it must be under the...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,905
Posted By aley

Yeah, that's the ONLY reason I bought my LHT....

Yeah, that's the ONLY reason I bought my LHT. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By aley

+300. When you buy the bike, get the shop to...

+300. When you buy the bike, get the shop to retention the wheels by hand as part of the purchase - if it's done by a mechanic who knows how to properly tension wheels (or at least can use a spoke...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,688
Posted By aley

That's why I wear pants with TWO front pockets -...

That's why I wear pants with TWO front pockets - one on the left and one on the right! Change, keys, Swiss Army knife, Carmex, and whatever other crap I happen to need to stick in my pockets...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-10, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,033
Posted By aley

Are the factory braze-ons actually brazed on, so...

Are the factory braze-ons actually brazed on, so that you can heat them up and move them where you need them? Or are the TIG welded in place, so that you need to grind and file them off and replace...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,780
Posted By aley

The reason high tension is good for keeping...

The reason high tension is good for keeping spokes from breaking is that it not only keeps the tension from cycling between zero and full tension on every wheel revolution (which leads to fatigue...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By aley

But you can make broad generalities - most...

But you can make broad generalities - most aluminum bikes use larger-diameter tubes with thicker walls than are used with steel (higher moment of area, and as we all know aluminum has a lower...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By aley

Speak for yourself. :) Most cars don't...

Speak for yourself. :)

Most cars don't accelerate away from lights all that fast - I regularly outsprint most cars across intersections (not, of course, if they're trying to race me, but most...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,900
Posted By aley

I wear one earbud (the right one) and listen to...

I wear one earbud (the right one) and listen to either music or audiobooks at moderate volume - loud enough to hear over the wind noise (my Skullcandy IEMs block most of that, anyway) but not so loud...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By aley

I occasionally have a morning like that - on the...

I occasionally have a morning like that - on the MUP the normally-absent zombie dog walkers are out in force, the crazy college students (or maybe they're crazy college professors) are all out trying...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-10, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,024
Posted By aley

So get off your soapbox and DO something about it...

So get off your soapbox and DO something about it - don't just keep yammering about it on BF. You've convinced yourself that those particular tires are dangerous (and never mind all the posters...
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