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12-07-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By divergence

This thread is worthless without .mp3's...

This thread is worthless without .mp3's...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,589
Posted By divergence

Who said you could imagine?

Who said you could imagine?
11-14-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By divergence

I didn't get that impression from reading the...

I didn't get that impression from reading the original post...and as I reread it now, it still sounds like LBM was on the right side of the through-traffic lane, signaling a lane change/left turn. ...
11-14-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,993
Posted By divergence

What right-of-way? The fact that you're...

What right-of-way?

The fact that you're signalling a lane change doesn't give you any right-of-way over the people who are already in that lane. They can slow and let you in, but that's a...
10-28-07, 01:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,798
Posted By divergence

Um...like the conclusion that people are reacting...

Um...like the conclusion that people are reacting to your avatar rather than reading your posts? ;)
10-28-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,798
Posted By divergence

The cyclist was riding like a complete idiot, but...

The cyclist was riding like a complete idiot, but your driving wasn't all that great either.

If the car in the next lane is standing still on a green light, you have to assume there might be a...
10-27-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,477
Posted By divergence

Naw. ILTB has one post, submitted over 8000...

Naw. ILTB has one post, submitted over 8000 times so far.
10-22-07, 12:23 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,605
Posted By divergence

Naw; still tied up in committee. But they passed...

Naw; still tied up in committee. But they passed the one where if you do live out in the woods, and they're on fire, you're required to post pointless drivel to the internet.
10-15-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,925
Posted By divergence

They do have bike boxes at most Amtrak stations,...

They do have bike boxes at most Amtrak stations, and you might have been able to convince a conductor to let you bring a boxed bike onto a non-crowded train. Some Amtrak conductors have even let me...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,045
Posted By divergence

Sorry to hear you were robbed, and I'm glad you...

Sorry to hear you were robbed, and I'm glad you weren't hurt.

I'm sure you already thought of this, but don't forget that your house keys are now in the hands of someone who knows where you live...
Replies: 26
Views: 3,282
Posted By divergence

You'd think so. But the strange thing was, it...

You'd think so. But the strange thing was, it didn't take the years off the end of his life; it took them off the beginning. He'd always been born in 1942, till he rode the hour record...then...
Forum: Commuting
09-28-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,003
Posted By divergence

If I'm picturing the situation correctly, I agree...

If I'm picturing the situation correctly, I agree that you had the right-of-way...if he has a stop sign and the other road doesn't, then he has to wait until all cross traffic has cleared, not just...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 726
Posted By divergence

If you're not certain your panniers are...

If you're not certain your panniers are waterproof, toss the laptop into a plastic grocery bag if it's raining.

Other than that, the only precaution I take is to shut the computer down, rather...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-07, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By divergence

You might get a second opinion on that frame. ...

You might get a second opinion on that frame. I'm not a metallurgist, but my understanding was always that dented steel frames might be fixable, while dented aluminum was pretty much a total loss. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,323
Posted By divergence

Panniers, and occasionally a trailer. Very...

Panniers, and occasionally a trailer. Very occasionally, like when I'm hauling bulky and fragile lab equipment, I'll rent a car (or ask a friend for a ride in.) And during exam season, I will...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,540
Posted By divergence

Thanks for the picture; I wish I was out riding...

Thanks for the picture; I wish I was out riding that road right now.

(But all those yellow trees are turning your high-vis vest into camouflage!)
Forum: Touring
09-24-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,414
Posted By divergence

I get the reverse of that question during...

I get the reverse of that question during centuries. I usually try to ride a couple of centuries each year to help support the local bike clubs that put them on. Often I'll be riding with people I...
09-24-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By divergence

Registration fees pay for only a fraction of the...

Registration fees pay for only a fraction of the wear and tear that cars put on roads (although it's true that large trucks do even more damage, proportional to what they pay). Gas taxes, again,...
09-24-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 773
Posted By divergence

Note to self: OP is dangerously close to deducing...

Note to self: OP is dangerously close to deducing my plan to conquer world using giant robots made from bike wheels. May need to be silenced.
09-24-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By divergence

So the spam industry keeps telling me.

So the spam industry keeps telling me.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,275
Posted By divergence

All right, I hate to be the only grouch here, but...

All right, I hate to be the only grouch here, but I've gotta say it:

What you did was irresponsible, ill-thought-out, and arguably criminal. Behavior like yours is precisely the reason cyclists...
09-24-07, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By divergence

By the way, Mr. Nickos, here's a link that I...

By the way, Mr. Nickos, here's a link that I should have included in my previous post: Bicycling Street Smarts (http://www.bikexprt.com/streetsmarts/usa/index.htm), by John Allen. It's a fairly...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,323
Posted By divergence

At both the colleges where I teach, a decent...

At both the colleges where I teach, a decent fraction of the faculty are bike commuters. One campus is at the top of a pretty decent hill (800 feet elevation over two or three miles). Back when I...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By divergence

I agree that what you did was unwise...but I also...

I agree that what you did was unwise...but I also hope his mirror made a satisfying crunch when you hit it.
09-24-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,458
Posted By divergence

You've just described one of the greatest dangers...

You've just described one of the greatest dangers of riding on the wrong side of the road: you enter intersections from a direction that no one expects. Had you collided with either of the cars you...
09-23-07, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By divergence

Sorry, but the way you've constrained the...

Sorry, but the way you've constrained the question, there is no way to give a meaningful answer.

Now, if we were allowed qualifiers or conditional feedback...

A cyclist at night is safer with a...
Forum: Recumbent
09-22-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,569
Posted By divergence

I really like Effective Cycling, but it is a...

I really like Effective Cycling, but it is a peculiar book: lots of solid, sometimes brilliant advice, mixed with bizarre redundant sections -- doesn't Forester know he's repeating a story he's told...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,922
Posted By divergence

I'm glad you weren't hurt, and I hope the...

I'm glad you weren't hurt, and I hope the squirrel lived to tell the tale. (Over on squirrelforums.net, where he's claiming that he totally had the right of way.)

I've noticed something similar...
09-14-07, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,728
Posted By divergence

Upon reading the title of this thread, I was...

Upon reading the title of this thread, I was immediately compelled to go watch Monkey Dust's "The Cyclists (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAOHhV1EFe4)" video.
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,414
Posted By divergence

One conversation that has always perplexed me is:...

One conversation that has always perplexed me is:
Person: So where are you headed?

Me: (Name of wherever I'm headed, possibly days' or weeks' ride away.)

Person: You're going all that...
09-14-07, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,032
Posted By divergence

You'll never know how much fun it is until you...

You'll never know how much fun it is until you try!
Forum: Touring
09-14-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,138
Posted By divergence

I can't be the only one who gets Bob Seger's...

I can't be the only one who gets Bob Seger's "Against the Wind" stuck in my brain every time there's a headwind.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,210
Posted By divergence

There was a bikeforums regular who used to tell a...

There was a bikeforums regular who used to tell a story along those lines...I don't remember who it was, and I can't seem to pull up his story on a search, but you might be remembering one of his...
Forum: Touring
09-12-07, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,393
Posted By divergence

I drill holes in mine to save weight.

I drill holes in mine to save weight.
09-12-07, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,677
Posted By divergence

Looked like he was close enough to get their...

Looked like he was close enough to get their plates more than once.
09-11-07, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By divergence

Likely not a problem. The diet you described...

Likely not a problem. The diet you described contains plenty of protein. Just make sure not to rely too heavily on any one protein source...as long as you're eating a variety of different grains,...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,021
Posted By divergence

You can keep telling yourself that, but it won't...

You can keep telling yourself that, but it won't do you a damned bit of good when the King of Spain sends his ninjas to take back all your stuff.

(Flamenco ninjas.)
09-10-07, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By divergence

I ran into one guy recently who I really enjoyed...

I ran into one guy recently who I really enjoyed talking to. He was pushing his bike up a hill, so I slowed down as I passed and asked "Need any tools?" Nine times out of ten, the answer is "No,...
09-10-07, 12:22 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
Posted By divergence

The biggest challenge was getting up the...

The biggest challenge was getting up the initiative to go car-free in the first place. Fortunately, my car was a piece of crap, and my attempts to fix minor mechanical problems always seemed to turn...
09-09-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,078
Posted By divergence

It's hard to tell if you're joking. If not, then...

It's hard to tell if you're joking. If not, then I strongly advise you don't carry that thing.

I'm not saying that no cyclist should ever carry a weapon. I don't carry one myself, and don't...
09-07-07, 11:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,998
Posted By divergence

Still no good. When the beam hits any reflective...

Still no good. When the beam hits any reflective object in the road -- broken piece of car mirror, metal bolt, or, to a lesser extent, glass fragments -- you'll have a pretty much full-strength beam...
09-03-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By divergence

Let's compromise. You're not a cager if...

Let's compromise.

You're not a cager if you're driving a convertible...and you're playing music that I like when I pull up next to you on my bike.
Forum: Touring
08-31-07, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By divergence

A fourth factor to add to EmmCeeBee's list is air...

A fourth factor to add to EmmCeeBee's list is air resistance. A typical touring bike will be set up for a more upright posture than a road bike -- therefore, more air resistance -- but not as...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-07, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By divergence

Even a hardline vehicular cyclist will tell you...

Even a hardline vehicular cyclist will tell you there's nothing wrong with riding on the sidewalk for a short stretch...just go slow (about the speed of a jogger is a good limit), yield to...
Forum: Foo
08-31-07, 02:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,557
Posted By divergence

Wait a second...you ask what people think of the...

Wait a second...you ask what people think of the name, and when they tell you, you say they should "get past it" because "being offended is a choice"?

If you're not going to respect an honest...
Forum: Foo
08-30-07, 11:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,557
Posted By divergence

Then what the hell is he doing in foo? (Oh,...

Then what the hell is he doing in foo?

(Oh, and on the name itself...I don't like it. But if I were to list all the things in the world that need fixing, "some guy on bikeforums with a name I...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,311
Posted By divergence

Probably for the best. They may not have what it...

Probably for the best. They may not have what it takes; don't wanna give 'em false hope. ;)
Forum: Commuting
08-30-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By divergence

I'm all for making peace and defusing bad...

I'm all for making peace and defusing bad situations...but this is just rewarding a jerk for being a jerk. Besides, by taking the blame for something that's not your fault, you're putting yourself...
08-30-07, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By divergence

Naw. Not gonna go through life sweltering in...

Naw. Not gonna go through life sweltering in body armor, against the off chance that one of these yahoos finally has decent aim.
08-30-07, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,248
Posted By divergence

divergence = unrepentant sinner

divergence = unrepentant sinner
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