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05-07-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

Hey John Forester I highly recommend you go to...

Hey John Forester I highly recommend you go to this forum & post the same thing there as you post here. These people really need to be educated. They are a bunch of people who need some education &...
05-07-07, 04:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,873
Posted By N_C

No, I questions your qualifications for using...

No, I questions your qualifications for using these phrases.

You know what they say, right? Those that can't do, teach. I don't think you can do, maybe you ought to go back to teaching. Just tell...
05-07-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

The first time I rode mine I was a bit clumsy,...

The first time I rode mine I was a bit clumsy, sure. After a while I got very good at it, took me a week before I decided to take it out into traffic, I rode in empty parking lots & paved high school...
05-07-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

It is not that you tested them, I know you did...

It is not that you tested them, I know you did that. But you did not ride a recumbent long enough to form any sort of opinion about them. You judged them based on the short time you did ride them....
05-07-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,873
Posted By N_C

WTF is risk averse? Sounds like another bull****...

WTF is risk averse? Sounds like another bull**** term made up by Forester.

John before you state another term will you please give us a list of these with their definitions? Seriously it sounds...
05-07-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 3,873
Posted By N_C

Is this based on your personal experience? Or is...

Is this based on your personal experience? Or is this a known fact all across the nation? If it apply's all across the U.S. I take that to mean you have ridden in all areas of the country to base...
05-07-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By N_C

Yikes!

No word on why or what happened since but this is scary.

http://www.bikeiowa.com/asp/hotnews/newsdisplay.asp?NewsID=2180
05-06-07, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

Though it is hard to shift the center of mass &...

Though it is hard to shift the center of mass & center of gravity on a recumbent, keep in mind it already much lower then on a DF. In every case where I had to make an emergency manuver on my 'bent I...
05-06-07, 06:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

The thing is on a bicycle the operator is part of...

The thing is on a bicycle the operator is part of the steering system, a major part of it. But let's give the benefit of the doubt here. Has anyone ever heard of a test lab similar to how cars are...
05-06-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

You still haven't answered the questions as to...

You still haven't answered the questions as to why this is even needed. Or at least why an end consumer would want to or even need to do this. I can see if the manufacturer would need to perform such...
05-06-07, 12:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

Basic control system? Really? How many of us have...

Basic control system? Really? How many of us have looked for a definition of Steering Displacement or a test for it & found nothing? Well more then one, at least more then one of us has posted about...
05-05-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

So what the hell is steering displacement? My...

So what the hell is steering displacement? My search on the internet has yielded no results for a definition. Sounds like another bull**** term made up. Anyone can answer, not just HH & JF.
05-05-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

Almost too late. It is in the grill waiting to be...

Almost too late. It is in the grill waiting to be used as starter fuel for the charcoal briquets for tomorrow, provided it does not rain. If it does rain the moisture will certainly damage the book...
05-05-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

WTF is a steering displacement test? Never heard...

WTF is a steering displacement test? Never heard of it, it is not in Effective Cycling, nor on wikipedia. If it is steering the bike on a curve to maintain control, it handles very well & very...
05-05-07, 02:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,660
Posted By N_C

Forester has no problem speaking against recumbents.

I just re-read the part of Effective Cycling, (I decided to do this prior to burning it), about recumbents. He states he test rode some, liked the long wheel base better then the short, but still...
05-04-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 7,320
Posted By N_C

I won't convince you not to put him or HH, for...

I won't convince you not to put him or HH, for that matter on your ignore list. In fact I encourage you & others to do so. I think I will too.
05-04-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,561
Posted By N_C

You could always use one of these:...

You could always use one of these: http://www.hostelshoppe.com/cgi-bin/readitem.pl?Accessory=1015625493

Just make sure you sound it far enough back it does not startle other trail users. I sound...
05-04-07, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,561
Posted By N_C

He did say pedestrians use the path. That tells...

He did say pedestrians use the path. That tells me he is using the term bike path in a generic sense & that the path is an MUP. He also stated used the words "I don't want to rile anyone by buzzing...
05-04-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

Ok, I know this is satire, but I still do not...

Ok, I know this is satire, but I still do not accept. Thanks for the offer though.
05-04-07, 09:51 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 7,320
Posted By N_C

You're not alone, he accuses everyone who does...

You're not alone, he accuses everyone who does not agree with his doctrine. I think we should start a support group for those that have been accused of this by JF & HH.

I'll start a thread on it.
05-04-07, 06:38 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

But that challenge was from me, directly. I...

But that challenge was from me, directly. I didn't back track, we could not agree on the logistics of the challenge. It still stands by the way if we can come to an agreement on when, where, etc.
...
05-03-07, 10:54 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

**** NO! Waste of time & as JF would say just...

**** NO! Waste of time & as JF would say just silly! And **** whom ever thinks I'm a chicken! They can kiss my lilly white ass.
05-03-07, 10:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,561
Posted By N_C

First this maybe should be in the A&S forum....

First this maybe should be in the A&S forum. Second, slow your ass down on the path. A bike path or MUP is no place to be riding at 20 mph. You want to do that ride on the freaking roadway, not the...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-07, 10:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,904
Posted By N_C

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:...

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: I'm sorry I find this freaking hilarious!
05-03-07, 10:27 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

What race? i never challenged anyone to anything,...

What race? i never challenged anyone to anything, nor will I. Waste of time. Did some dumb **** volunteer me? If they did show the post for it. They also wasted their time, I DO NOT ACCEPT!!!
05-03-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

Dude, what's your obsession with my recumbent?...

Dude, what's your obsession with my recumbent? You want her or something? Sorry I'll never sell her! No one but me rides her. Hell the only other people who ride her are the LBS guys who I take her...
05-03-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

BTW one thing I almost forgot to mention is part...

BTW one thing I almost forgot to mention is part of my AC style is I do ride in the door zone if I need to, I do not assert my so called right to take the lane. This is within the laws & ordinances...
05-03-07, 06:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

No, but if it is anything like Effective Cycling...

No, but if it is anything like Effective Cycling or if it only gives one sided views like EC, & is full of propaganda that you & JF like to spout off about I have no interest in it. So do tell what...
05-02-07, 11:00 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

I will be using the book Effective Cycling as a...

I will be using the book Effective Cycling as a starter fuel for my charcoal grill this year & when I go camping to light the camp fire. That's about all it is good for.
05-02-07, 10:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,315
Posted By N_C

You also catch a lot of flies with **** too....

You also catch a lot of flies with **** too. What's JF's excuse for the **** he preaches. It sure seems to attract a lot of people.
05-02-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

I read Effective Cycling, have you HH? It...

I read Effective Cycling, have you HH? It indirectly states, among many other facts, one irrefutable one. VC does mean you take the lane, under no circumstances are cyclists to not do this. At least...
05-02-07, 07:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

Ok, now I'm confused. Which is not unusual...

Ok, now I'm confused. Which is not unusual considering JF & HH change what they say or mean more times then I change underwear.

I take one meaning of riding VC to be always taking the lane. At...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-07, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,102
Posted By N_C

I did provide a link to the web site. Maybe you...

I did provide a link to the web site. Maybe you can order from there.
05-02-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,883
Posted By N_C

VC acolytes, followers, disciples, etc.

I have some serious questions for you. If you see a cyclist riding in a non VC or what you consider or interprite to be a non VC manner & if you can catch up to them do you stop them & educate them...
05-02-07, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,984
Posted By N_C

JF stop being such a stiff assed Brit! (you are...

JF stop being such a stiff assed Brit! (you are from Great Britain, right?) Man this went way over your head & HH's as well. Bek posted this, IMO, in part as tongue in cheek. Obviously HH & JF both...
05-02-07, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,315
Posted By N_C

For one in my area BL's or MUP's do not reduce...

For one in my area BL's or MUP's do not reduce the amount of bicycle traffic on the roadways. In our area the BL's are not marked by a painted line it is a wider roadway with more of a shoulder then...
05-02-07, 06:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,315
Posted By N_C

When HH & JF make their claims about cycling...

... & spout their diatribe of how BL's reduce cycling, the only way to ride is VC, etc., etc., yadda, yadda, yadda. Could it be they are focusing on their geographical area? And they don't know ****...
Forum: Recumbent
05-01-07, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By N_C

Uh why are you making skid plates for a recumbent...

Uh why are you making skid plates for a recumbent trike? When someone says skid plates I think of a piece of steel that goes under a rock crawling 4x4. Where are you planning on riding your trike? Up...
05-01-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By N_C

First it will be pancakes. Second the managers...

First it will be pancakes. Second the managers serve us at our desks while we are working. If you read the info. on the web site it does state those that ride get the free breakfast. Not that it is a...
05-01-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By N_C

It's funny my work enviroment is heavily driven...

It's funny my work enviroment is heavily driven by incentives when it comes to our jobs & I mean more then just be here for work or you'll get fired. I work in a sales & service center. Performance...
05-01-07, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By N_C

Bike To Work Week.

There has been a Bike To Work Week event organized for my office. We have over 300 people that work here so I hope we have a good participation. As this was my idea I sent the info. to the operations...
04-30-07, 07:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,207
Posted By N_C

I think this is a joke, a false writting or some...

I think this is a joke, a false writting or some smartass trying to get a bunch of people riled up. Obviously it worked.

I say this because there is no number referencing what law or ordinance it...
04-30-07, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,831
Posted By N_C

For the bottle cage 2 cable ties. Be sure to put...

For the bottle cage 2 cable ties. Be sure to put a piece of rubber between the cage & the bike frame. Otherwise the cage will wear through the paint scratch the frame & the rubber helps keep it in...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-07, 10:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,861
Posted By N_C

Here is mine:...

Here is mine: http://www.routeslip.com/routes/34623

I'll have more variations of the same route later. I am getting bored with using the same route over & over again so I am changing it up a...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-07, 08:16 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By N_C

Not that what the person said was right, racism...

Not that what the person said was right, racism is racism, no matter how you look at it, but it sounds like the person was being politically correct in his or her racism. I think that is worse then...
04-28-07, 06:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,416
Posted By N_C

In the U.S. police depts. have what is called a...

In the U.S. police depts. have what is called a pursuit policy, unless you're in California, then it seems one does not exist, or it is chase at any & all costs.

The P.D. in my city is what is...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By N_C

Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqW08eSVa2I

You'll have to pay close attention to see the idiots arm come out of his car to flip me off. It happens between second 8 & 12. Also there...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-07, 08:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,103
Posted By N_C

It happened again tonight. Further up on the same...

It happened again tonight. Further up on the same roadway, Singing Hills Blvd, when I was climbing the first hill, about 3.25 miles into my commute, past the section where the MUP crosses under the...
04-27-07, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,789
Posted By N_C

Read it & weep. You're not alone in getting...

Read it & weep. You're not alone in getting *****ed at or *****ed about while riding in traffic.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=291009
Forum: Recumbent
04-27-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By N_C

All recumbents perhaps. the foam would be under...

All recumbents perhaps. the foam would be under the leather, not the leather under the foam. Once the leather was broken in it would hold it's shape & the foam would shape to it.
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