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07-23-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By unixpro

Just a question, but which ferry terminal are you...

Just a question, but which ferry terminal are you trying to get to? The main one downtown can be reached pretty easily using the train, but if you're going to Faultleroy or Pt. Defiance, it's a very...
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By unixpro

My bike is outside at night and inside when I'm...

My bike is outside at night and inside when I'm at work. We only have a carport and the wife isn't about to let me bring a dripping wet bike inside the house.

I keep a supply of towels near the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-17-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,291
Posted By unixpro

I have a Giro 20 with a zzipper fairing. I...

I have a Giro 20 with a zzipper fairing. I really like the fairing since, as a year-round commuter, it helps keep my feet dry. That's very important to me. However, when I had my light mounted...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,819
Posted By unixpro

I'm an engineer too and I don't feel silly going...

I'm an engineer too and I don't feel silly going on joy rides. I do, however, sometimes wonder why I'm carrying everything I need to perform minor to medium emergency maintenance on a dark and...
Forum: Recumbent
06-03-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By unixpro

Gee, I just wear plain old gym shorts. No pads...

Gee, I just wear plain old gym shorts. No pads or zippers or anything -- just plain old sweat stuff. When I don't wear shorts, I'm usually wearing sweats. One of the advantages of the 'bent is...
05-25-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By unixpro

They called me a pack mule.

They called me a pack mule.
05-07-10, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By unixpro

I'd take that route, but only as far as riding...

I'd take that route, but only as far as riding down 7th. When on 7th, I'd turn left on Lind and take that over 405. At the light on SW 16th, (that's the crossroad right over the bridge), turn right...
Forum: Recumbent
05-05-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,029
Posted By unixpro

I like to ask them if they noticed that Hawk...

I like to ask them if they noticed that Hawk flying over us, or the deer in the woods by the side of the road. They usually look at me like I'm from another planet.
Forum: Recumbent
04-22-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By unixpro

There's a weight limit? Seriously, though, I...

There's a weight limit?

Seriously, though, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm not exactly light and I'm riding a Giro 20 with full pack, tools, lunch, etc. and don't have major issues. I...
04-08-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,653
Posted By unixpro

I commute almost every day. Recently, I've been...

I commute almost every day. Recently, I've been slacking and only doing 4 days/week, but it'll pick up when the weather gets warmer. We've had some nasty winds around here recently, and I really,...
04-07-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By unixpro

My favorite ride is the ride home. Every day. :)

My favorite ride is the ride home. Every day. :)
Forum: Recumbent
04-02-10, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By unixpro

I call shenanigans! That guy can't be a real...

I call shenanigans! That guy can't be a real 'bent rider. Where's the beard? The gut?? Heck, he even looks tall!
04-02-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By unixpro

I'm a big fan of disk brakes too. Good grip,...

I'm a big fan of disk brakes too. Good grip, even in the wet, and they don't have to be smashed to get really good grip.

I've also switched to a barrel grip shifter, so I'm not doing the trigger...
04-02-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By unixpro

How long does it take to recover? I don't have...

How long does it take to recover? I don't have CTS, but I have severe blockage of the medial nerve in both wrists. That's pretty much the same thing as CTS, but on a different nerve. I do the...
03-22-10, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By unixpro

Man, that looks pretty brutal. How many bikes...

Man, that looks pretty brutal. How many bikes were involved? Was anyone seriously injured? What caused it?
03-21-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By unixpro

It's spring. Can we have the GRT back now please?

I was down in SouthCenter over the weekend and realized that the GRT still had sandbags all over it. Any word on when/if they're going to take those away and give us back the trail?
03-21-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,759
Posted By unixpro

I'm a daily commuter who rides alone and likes it...

I'm a daily commuter who rides alone and likes it that way. Sometimes another guy meets up and rides with me for part of the trip, and that's OK, but mostly I ride alone.

I rode for health, both...
03-21-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By unixpro

I have moderate to severe arthritis of the knees...

I have moderate to severe arthritis of the knees and severe blockage of the nerves in both wrists. I take Glucosomine and MSM twice daily. I can't say that it has even come close to taking away the...
03-18-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,484
Posted By unixpro

So then running is pedaling faster? I don't...

So then running is pedaling faster?

I don't think I can do any of that stuff, but I ride 35 miles/day, 4-5 days/week (arthritis in knees, back, and wrists). Guess I'm substandard, again.
03-17-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 689
Posted By unixpro

It'll probably take a few rides before you're...

It'll probably take a few rides before you're comfortable on a 'bent -- the position and balance are different and, therefore, uncomfortable for most people the first few times. You'll also probably...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-10, 09:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,840
Posted By unixpro

When it's 95 degrees outside, you'll appreciate...

When it's 95 degrees outside, you'll appreciate the ability to remove the pack from your back and put it in the rack. Perhaps it could carry a nice snack. Naw, that's just whack. Hey, cut me some...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-10, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,207
Posted By unixpro

To me, they're pretty much equally dangerous, but...

To me, they're pretty much equally dangerous, but for different reasons.

The morning motorist is half-asleep, sipping coffee, running late, and thinking about all the stuff they need to get done...
Forum: Foo
03-11-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,074
Posted By unixpro

OT (kind of): Marijuana legalization in Washington State

We've had medical marijuana in Washington State for a number of years and it seems to be working well, as far as I can tell. This year we had legislators propose a marijuana decriminalization and...
03-05-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By unixpro

For me the sign is that I can't keep my contacts...

For me the sign is that I can't keep my contacts in all day. Once I get done with the ride, they've *got* to come out or I won't be able to see. Darned allergies.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,604
Posted By unixpro

For me it's lights. I've tried a bunch both in...

For me it's lights. I've tried a bunch both in front and in back, but I've always come back to the DiNotte 200L in the front (and on my helmet) and the PB SuperFlash (2, actually) on the back. I've...
03-02-10, 05:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,988
Posted By unixpro

I don't race or train or try to go faster than...

I don't race or train or try to go faster than everyone else. However, I'm out there on days when everyone else is inside dry and warm. I ride 36 miles/day, 4-5 days/week. I'm slow, fat, old, and...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-10, 05:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By unixpro

I don't call the police because I've never, ever...

I don't call the police because I've never, ever found them helpful. This applies not only to issues with the bike, but with the car, with my home, and with my person. They might, if they're in a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,272
Posted By unixpro

Yep. I think I fell over the first 4 or 5 times...

Yep. I think I fell over the first 4 or 5 times I got on the thing. It gets better.
Forum: Recumbent
02-12-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By unixpro

Awesome strawman, but I never said they were...

Awesome strawman, but I never said they were stealing. They're paying, I'm absolutely sure of that.

Why would we want to float them? Northern CA is good for wines, and Southern CA is good for...
02-12-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By unixpro

Check out the Seattle Bicycle Club Maps Library...

Check out the Seattle Bicycle Club Maps Library at http://www.seattlebiketours.org/members/library.html. (http://www.seattlebiketours.org/members/library.html) They have a whole bunch of rides from...
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-10, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By unixpro

Sorry, I was wrong. We don't supply water...

Sorry, I was wrong. We don't supply water directly to California. What we do is use the water we have to generate power that we sell to California. A severe drought in Washington and Oregon that...
Forum: Recumbent
02-09-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By unixpro

Actually, we're somewhat concerned about the...

Actually, we're somewhat concerned about the snowpack here. During the winter, we accumulate snow in the mountains that then melts of and fills the reservoirs. Without that snowpack, we could be in...
Forum: Recumbent
02-02-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By unixpro

Ah. Welcome to the dark side. Say goodbye to...

Ah. Welcome to the dark side. Say goodbye to your wallet :)
Forum: Commuting
02-02-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,852
Posted By unixpro

Hey, guys, remember that most of these devices...

Hey, guys, remember that most of these devices have volume controls, eh? It's not like you have to listen at full blast, or even at a level more than you would if you were having a conversation with...
Forum: Recumbent
02-01-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By unixpro

I've bought a few things from them and haven't...

I've bought a few things from them and haven't been disappointed. Reasonable prices, a good selection of bike-specific stuff, and good on the shipping. They're one of my bookmarked shopping sites.
Forum: Recumbent
01-23-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,503
Posted By unixpro

I like it. Any word on pricing? I've tried...

I like it. Any word on pricing?

I've tried to go no-handed on my Giro 20 a few times, but the best I've been able to do is about 15 seconds. Nowhere near as long as that guy was doing. I did...
01-23-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By unixpro

We only gather fertilizer when we're stuck behind...

We only gather fertilizer when we're stuck behind roadies :roflmao:

I think my beard (as required for all male 'bent riders) gets thicker when I ride, but I also think it's because sweat (as is...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By unixpro

I drive/ride. I drive 5 miles to a Park & Ride,...

I drive/ride. I drive 5 miles to a Park & Ride, then ride 18 miles from there. I keep the bike on the carrier during the week and remove both the bike and carrier (it's a hitch carrier) on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By unixpro

Last summer I was visiting BC Place in Vancouver,...

Last summer I was visiting BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia and found out that they had a regular bicycle valet parking system. You just pull up and they take care of everything. Given the...
01-18-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By unixpro

What a beautiful day for a ride

I started out this morning with my regular commute wondering if the wind was going to be a big factor. On the ride in the wind was mostly at my back, so it wasn't much of an issue.

Now as I look...
01-18-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By unixpro

Sad. Pretty soon there won't be any LBSs left,...

Sad. Pretty soon there won't be any LBSs left, unless you count Performance and REI as LBSs.
01-12-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,541
Posted By unixpro

We did an Alaska cruise for our 25th wedding...

We did an Alaska cruise for our 25th wedding anniversay, some 4 years ago. Ours was in September, so the weather's probably about the same. I got by with my regular winter coat -- nothing special...
01-12-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,074
Posted By unixpro

if you drive, you can be involved in a fiery...

if you drive, you can be involved in a fiery multiple car pileup where you're crushed beneath the wheels of that semi that's been following too close for the last 10 miles. Given that, I'd say that...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-10, 02:28 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,135
Posted By unixpro

Only 1700 miles for platinum? Can we go triple...

Only 1700 miles for platinum? Can we go triple or quadruple platinum?
Forum: Commuting
01-12-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By unixpro

I like riding in the fog too, as long as it's not...

I like riding in the fog too, as long as it's not completely dense. I like the fog at night, when my helmet light beam reflects all the fog crystals.
01-12-10, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By unixpro

My doctor tells me to drop pounds every year. He...

My doctor tells me to drop pounds every year. He also tells me that I ride too much.
01-11-10, 02:36 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,634
Posted By unixpro

50 even

50 even
Forum: Commuting
01-11-10, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By unixpro

I kind of figure I'm doing it on the bike. I...

I kind of figure I'm doing it on the bike. I don't start out at full throttle (not that I ever get there anyway), but take it easy for the first mile or so. I figure that's a reasonable warm-up.
Forum: Recumbent
01-03-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,006
Posted By unixpro

I've gone down a couple of times on my 'bent and...

I've gone down a couple of times on my 'bent and have found the helmet ... useful. Once it was crossing train tracks. The front wheel got caught in the tracks and I went over onto my side. Since I...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 5,131
Posted By unixpro

Always. And it's saved me from pain a couple of...

Always. And it's saved me from pain a couple of times.
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