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07-06-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By jimmuter

Those stats are not correct. I'm not sure where...

Those stats are not correct. I'm not sure where the 56 number comes from that the spokesperson gave in the article, but the NHTSA statistics show that NC has 23 of the total 618 US cyclists deaths in...
07-05-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,551
Posted By jimmuter

Cyclist killed by logging truck in Raleigh

http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/11280677/

I'm interested to see the later details that come out, because it's hard to tell what actually happened. The whole story is really sad, and I...
Forum: Southeast
05-29-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By jimmuter

Ride for Clive - Durham, NC

This showed up in my email inbox today, and it looks like a nice event.

The Event:

In remembrance of Clive and to promote bike safety, Bull City Cycling and McKinney are hosting Ride for Clive...
Forum: Southeast
01-15-09, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jimmuter

There aren't a whole lot of great bike shops...

There aren't a whole lot of great bike shops around here. Durham has The Bicycle Chain (http://thebicyclechain.com/map.cfm?StoreID=3) and I think there is one in Chapel Hill also. I think there is...
12-28-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,423
Posted By jimmuter

I found this on the SC DMV web site. It still...

I found this on the SC DMV web site. It still seems a bit vague:

Insurance Information

Before a driver’s license can be issued or renewed, you must furnish current insurance information. You...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By jimmuter

Lunch. Now that's something I could get behind.

Lunch. Now that's something I could get behind.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

And that's a good way to handle it -- not by...

And that's a good way to handle it -- not by suing and ruining it for everyone else. Your actions are making things better for everyone. Good job.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

It's not a constitutional issue though. I don't...

It's not a constitutional issue though. I don't think, and I may be missing something, that they are "banning" bicycles from using the roads in the same way the laws do on most interstates. Even if...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-07, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

I'd like to take credit, but I think that was...

I'd like to take credit, but I think that was One_Beatnik that provided the additional info. :D
Forum: Touring
12-13-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By jimmuter

I think the Aurora is a bit heavier but looks...

I think the Aurora is a bit heavier but looks like a very nice bike. I have the 2007 Tricross Comp (I got it last December) and purchased it after exploring many other options. I really liked the fit...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

I'm no constitutional scholar, but doesn't that...

I'm no constitutional scholar, but doesn't that have more to do with having the right to generally travel and cross state lines? I don't think it has anything to do with your chosen mode of travel or...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 01:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By jimmuter

That's not the first time I've heard something...

That's not the first time I've heard something like that. It's a shame.
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By jimmuter

What kind of benefit are you looking for? It...

What kind of benefit are you looking for? It sounds like the benefits they are giving are to partially defray the costs associated with people's chosen method of transportation. My employer does not...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,711
Posted By jimmuter

+1 for the Showerspass Elite again. I wear mine...

+1 for the Showerspass Elite again. I wear mine almost everyday when it gets cool. It hasn't rained much this year here, but this jacket also does a great job of keeping the wind out if you close the...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

Thanks, I knew there had to be more to the story,...

Thanks, I knew there had to be more to the story, but I still don't understand why the County is responsible for the untimely demise of someone riding 45 MPH on the center line. I think it's common...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 10:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,026
Posted By jimmuter

I don't get it. Someone died on the RAGBRAI ride...

I don't get it. Someone died on the RAGBRAI ride and sued the County? I don't know about RAGBRAI, but don't you need to sign a waiver or something acknowledging that you understand that riding on...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-07, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By jimmuter

I have an incredibly short commute but like...

I have an incredibly short commute but like showering after I get to work. It saves a little on my home water bill and is just a nice way to end any ride. The really nice thing about having showers...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,909
Posted By jimmuter

Geez, if someone made that sign to me, I'd just...

Geez, if someone made that sign to me, I'd just accept it as honest criticism and move on.
12-11-07, 03:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,097
Posted By jimmuter

+1 although it's a rare occasion for me to be...

+1 although it's a rare occasion for me to be stuck at a light with no traffic around. It happened this morning though.
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,778
Posted By jimmuter

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
12-10-07, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By jimmuter

Wow, #1? 1. Durham, NC A+ I guess all of our...

Wow, #1? 1. Durham, NC A+

I guess all of our drunks take the bus.

Edit: There's more data here: http://www.menshealth.com/drunk/

Looking at this, our DUI arrests are really middle of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-07, 01:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,282
Posted By jimmuter

Waldorf sure sounds like it has changed since I...

Waldorf sure sounds like it has changed since I moved away 22 years ago. I rode my bike all over St. Charles when I was a kid, though I still never braved 301. I would not even attempt your commute,...
Forum: Southeast
10-12-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,626
Posted By jimmuter

mid October - the vigil continues...

mid October - the vigil continues...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-07, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,387
Posted By jimmuter

Recovery time is fairly quick, but ask your...

Recovery time is fairly quick, but ask your doctor.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By jimmuter

Call it what you will, that's the way it works....

Call it what you will, that's the way it works. It doesn't cause problems other than needing to shift an extra time to move between the big ring and the middle ring.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By jimmuter

OK folks, don't get so upset. I have the same...

OK folks, don't get so upset. I have the same bike and the shifting for the front ring is a little odd. Since the cassette has 10 rings, the line gets a little messy, so Specialized built in a way to...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By jimmuter

I'm headed up to the DC area this weekend and...

I'm headed up to the DC area this weekend and looking forward to the respite from the heat. This will be the 3rd day in a row we've gone above 100. Yesterday got up to 104.
Forum: Commuting
08-09-07, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By jimmuter

Bicycles get a lot of respect at our grocery...

Bicycles get a lot of respect at our grocery stores around here:

http://www.durhambikeracks.com/images/fullsz/krogernp.jpg
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 725
Posted By jimmuter

I mostly drive to visit family that lives far...

I mostly drive to visit family that lives far away.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,078
Posted By jimmuter

I hear a lot of folks in CA get those "interest...

I hear a lot of folks in CA get those "interest only" loans and they hope for the appreciation in values to build equity. Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen to me.

I have my nice home 2...
Forum: Touring
08-07-07, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,074
Posted By jimmuter

It doesn't cost anything to get the card. I have...

It doesn't cost anything to get the card. I have one and use it for everyday stuff all year. Just pay it off in full every month. I had over $200 in dividends to spend in REI this past year. Anyway,...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 11:14 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 11,469
Posted By jimmuter

That's true. Mortality rates for people who wear...

That's true. Mortality rates for people who wear helmets are exactly equal to those for folks who don't. 100%
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By jimmuter

I read all of his comments and I can emphatically...

I read all of his comments and I can emphatically say, "who cares?" The bill he was railing against wasn't hailed as the solution to energy problems. He knows the bill wasn't being presented as such....
Forum: Southeast
08-07-07, 10:48 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,626
Posted By jimmuter

I feel so used. :D

I feel so used. :D
Forum: Touring
08-06-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,074
Posted By jimmuter

+1 If you really want that bike, you'd...

+1

If you really want that bike, you'd better snap it up. The ones that go on sale are usually the sizes that they have leftovers in and those are normally really small or really large. I'd bet...
08-06-07, 02:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,130
Posted By jimmuter

West Virginia University UNC Chapel Hill Duke

West Virginia University
UNC Chapel Hill
Duke
Forum: Touring
08-03-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,129
Posted By jimmuter

I often wear socks with my Shimano Sandals. Sure...

I often wear socks with my Shimano Sandals. Sure it looks funny, but who cares? If you chose cycling so you could wear stylish clothing - well, I have bad news for you.

Nothing beats sandals with...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,179
Posted By jimmuter

Hey OP - aren't you glad you posted your...

Hey OP - aren't you glad you posted your questions here? You asked about some specific bikes and you got lectured about crime (by the way, my sister-in-law goes to Sewanee and your characterization...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,324
Posted By jimmuter

You are loosening the nut on the valve first,...

You are loosening the nut on the valve first, right? It took me a while to get accustomed to presta valves after using schraeder all of those years.
08-02-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,411
Posted By jimmuter

Yes, but the poll addresses "motorists", not...

Yes, but the poll addresses "motorists", not motorcyclists.
08-01-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By jimmuter

+3

+3
Forum: Commuting
07-31-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,220
Posted By jimmuter

Yep, we're all poor hapless victims of the Man.

Yep, we're all poor hapless victims of the Man.
07-31-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,523
Posted By jimmuter

I have a mount on my stem for the eTrex Cx. It...

I have a mount on my stem for the eTrex Cx. It sits sideways on there, but I got accustomed to it.
Forum: Foo
07-31-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 19,917
Posted By jimmuter

Px3ppp47

Px3ppp47
Forum: Touring
07-31-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jimmuter

I enjoy touring books too. I've read several of...

I enjoy touring books too. I've read several of Joe Kurmaske's books and find them very entertaining. I also very much enjoyed Two Wheels North which took place in the early 1900's and is quite an...
07-31-07, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,436
Posted By jimmuter

Let's face it -- it all stems from women working...

Let's face it -- it all stems from women working outside the home. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 02:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By jimmuter

If you zoom in on the Walmart bike, you see it...

If you zoom in on the Walmart bike, you see it has Sora components.
07-30-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,218
Posted By jimmuter

My calculation was assuming the $367 was pooled...

My calculation was assuming the $367 was pooled with other funds (economies of scale) and was based on taking the cost to repave 1 mile of road here, not do spot repairs. ($150K resurfaces 1 mile...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By jimmuter

Rowing to work

This is a form of commuting that I'm not sure many have discovered. It sounds great:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/07/30/america/NA-GEN-US-Rowing-Commuter.php
Forum: Commuting
07-27-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By jimmuter

8 inches! good heavens. Are you sure you're not...

8 inches! good heavens. Are you sure you're not putting it on sideways? :D

I haven't seen racks wider than maybe 6 1/4". I believe that Sunlite makes racks too though, so they may have one that's...
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