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Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

I didn't say surprised. I said stopped for 2...

I didn't say surprised.

I said stopped for 2 seconds to react.

If he sees you coming from a mile away he's still not going to be able to see how big you are like he might in normal ambient...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,884
Posted By Skipjacks

My ride home yesterday was in the dark but it was...

My ride home yesterday was in the dark but it was about 45 degrees out. And no wind at all. That's a great temperature. Withing 2 minutes of starting you are warmed up and the air is the right temp...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

I don't know. A bright flashing light from 10...

I don't know. A bright flashing light from 10 feet away makes it hard to tell if you are a 5'5" 125lb easy target or a 6'2" 220lb MMA fighter

Some attackers won't care (usually the 'high on drugs'...
11-16-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Skipjacks

I've NOT bought 2 bikes off Craigslist They...

I've NOT bought 2 bikes off Craigslist

They looked good online.

I showed up with cash. And walked away. 1 just didn't fit my quite right. The other had a broken shifter and wasn't worth the...
11-16-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Skipjacks

First post is an advertisement with a link to a...

First post is an advertisement with a link to a company selling something.

Sure...I believe this conversation is organic.

Uh huh.
11-16-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Skipjacks

Yeah it wasn't really a secret. Just a means of...

Yeah it wasn't really a secret. Just a means of getting you into the store to pick it up that they telegraphed pretty loudly.

I bought a few maintenance items I needed while I was there to pick...
11-16-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By Skipjacks

Sharks, too. I haven't seen a single shark...

Sharks, too.

I haven't seen a single shark on the streets since installing a headlight.
11-16-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 238
Posted By Skipjacks

4 whole posts and you've made everyone here think...

4 whole posts and you've made everyone here think you are antagonistic and looking for a fight.

So glad you joined the forum.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

I think he means a light that could turn onto...

I think he means a light that could turn onto flashing when needed.

Also a flashing LED is blinding and disorienting from 3 feet away when shining in your eyes.

But from inside the car down...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Bad guys are usually opportunists....

This.

Bad guys are usually opportunists. Muggers need someone to not be paying attention to their surroundings to attack. The extra 3 to 4 seconds you might get by being aware of what's around...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

That just says it is against the forum rules. I...

That just says it is against the forum rules. I know I agreed to the rules. I'm not arguing about it.

I'm simply curious as to why the forum made it against the rules.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 10:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

Why not? Honest question

Why not?

Honest question
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7525 (8021 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 432
Posted By Skipjacks

Two words... BAZOOKA HELMET Why aren't...

Two words...

BAZOOKA HELMET

Why aren't we funding this?!


In all seriousness really bright LED lights make a good defensive weapon. Get one that has a strobe feature that you can quickly...
Replies: 52
Views: 19,417
Posted By Skipjacks

Generically speaking.... I just got a pair...

Generically speaking....

I just got a pair of 20mm pedal extenders and they are a game changer for my knees.

I absolutely did not believe that 20mm could possibly make much of a difference.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7408 (7885 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Skipjacks

Is there anyone else who read this whole thread...

Is there anyone else who read this whole thread who now can't get Bad Bad Leroy Brown out of his head?

He was from the South Side of Chicago, you know. But he likely didn't worry about crime as...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Skipjacks

This is the answer. Even if the industrial...

This is the answer.

Even if the industrial route is 20% longer...take it. Learn it. Love it. Never go through dangerous neighborhoods. There are just too many people to keep an eye on at once....
Forum: Commuting
11-11-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By Skipjacks

Cops usually understand this too. I once...

Cops usually understand this too.

I once ran a red light in a car in Baltimore because of gang activity on the corner (I was lost). A cop saw, me...pulled me over a few blocks up and asked why I...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7209 (7671 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Skipjacks

That's pretty neat. If they made that with a USB...

That's pretty neat. If they made that with a USB rechargable battery I'd buy one.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7170 (7632 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 8343.3 (9128.3 total) [175/187]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7131 (7593 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 5649 (8921 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7053 (7515 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-30-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 9,544
Posted By Skipjacks

No idea what John is riding but whatever bike...

No idea what John is riding but whatever bike Yoko was riding probably went out of business after the company's board of directors suddenly all had creative differences with each other and refused to...
10-30-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,463
Posted By Skipjacks

Keep in mind that the guys on the internet who...

Keep in mind that the guys on the internet who can easily outperform your 15 mph pacing for 1:20 are also NASA physicists, self made billionaires, and are dating the entire Victoria's Secret model...
10-30-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,463
Posted By Skipjacks

There are giant ****** bags in the world. ...

There are giant ****** bags in the world.

They hide in daylight. They come out online.

If you can't deal with that, the internet is the wrong place for you. But you'll rarely see them on the...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 7053 (7515 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6928 (7474 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-25-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By Skipjacks

Oh goody...virtue signaling....just what this...

Oh goody...virtue signaling....just what this thread needed
...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6850 (7287 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6811 (7248 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,364
Posted By Skipjacks

I totally do the leaf crunching thing

I totally do the leaf crunching thing
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6811 (7248 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6856 (7318 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-22-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By Skipjacks

Put some Penzoil in a water pistol and...

Put some Penzoil in a water pistol and boom....you're the Bat Bike.

Wanna automate it? Just get a windshield washer tank and pump from an older car, hook it up to a small battery and put a button...
10-22-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,596
Posted By Skipjacks

So was most of the tech developed for the Space...

So was most of the tech developed for the Space Race in the 60's

In the public sector none of those solutions had problems they could solve. But once the solutions were out there, we found...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6772 (7209 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6715 (7152 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6637 (7074 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
10-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,443
Posted By Skipjacks

Being at the top of this road. That is my...

Being at the top of this road.

That is my idea condition for speed.

I don't care what temperature it is. I bet I'm going to go REALLY fast no matter what.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6598 (7035 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 846
Posted By Skipjacks

Buy a new helmet. They don't last forever.

Buy a new helmet.

They don't last forever.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 56,596
Posted By Skipjacks

True story. I'm totally good at 60. At 55...

True story.

I'm totally good at 60. At 55 it's a tad chilly. At 50 it's uncomfortable. At 49....nope. Not wearing gloves will cause my fingers to be absolutely miserable.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,738
Views: 56,596
Posted By Skipjacks

Foggy. I couldn't see 100 feet. It was...

Foggy.

I couldn't see 100 feet. It was insane. We don't get fog like that around here but maybe once every couple years. Today was the first day I was riding in it.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,639
Posted By Skipjacks

I have bar ends in the middle like that. ...

I have bar ends in the middle like that.

They service 2 purposes on my flat bar commuter....first they give me alternate hand positions so I don't get numb. Second they are great for hill...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,234
Views: 130,471
Posted By Skipjacks

Found a small adjustable crescent wrench this...

Found a small adjustable crescent wrench this morning.

It's short. It's light weight. And it's perfect as I just put pedal extenders on my ride that prevent me from being able to remove the...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,789
Posted By Skipjacks

If I may point out the upside here... Your...

If I may point out the upside here...

Your attitude is awesome!

You just got diagnosed with cancer. And you aren't acting scared. You aren't acting angry at the universe. You are acting pissed...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 903
Views: 37,221
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 7303.5 (8056.3 total) [153/165]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 6520 (6957 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 4935 (8020 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
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