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Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You want aero, get a recumbent lowracer, or...

You want aero, get a recumbent lowracer, or better yet a velomobile. :D

Velos are heavy, so they don't climb well, but damn they're fast on level ground. Lowracers are just plain stinking fast.
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08-15-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Agreed. Some intersections, the likelihood of a...

Agreed. Some intersections, the likelihood of a red light runner impacting me is minimal enough that I'll pull out to ensure the cars that are waiting see me. But probably more than half the...
08-15-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,220
Posted By Notso_fastLane

How much thrust does it produce? :D

How much thrust does it produce? :D
08-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,360
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Technically, this is called counter steering, and...

Technically, this is called counter steering, and it applies even at fairly slow speeds. It's actually the reason that learning to stay upright is so difficult initially. Your muscles want to do the...
08-13-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,566
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was...

Exactly. I was noting the other day, as I was passing a long line of traffic, following docilely behind a huge tractor, that if it had been me on my bicycle taking the lane (and keep in mind, I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I wear the long sleeve shirt and bandanas from...

I wear the long sleeve shirt and bandanas from here: https://www.vaporapparel.com/mens/solar-long-sleeve/

They are very good in direct sun, and actually feel cooler than wearing shorter sleeves,...
07-31-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,821
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Aircraft have had standardized controls (with...

Aircraft have had standardized controls (with each type of control knob having a different shape/feel) for any aircraft from a Cessna 152 to a Boeing 747. In addition, the FAA disallows electronic...
07-30-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,326
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Meh, the question was asked and answered. Just...

Meh, the question was asked and answered. Just because you don't like the answers doesn't mean they aren't legit.

I'm pretty into bicycle/trike riding, but wouldn't really be inclined to watch a...
07-30-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,841
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Probably one of these: ...

Probably one of these:

https://www.lightningbikes.com/_assets/img/p38/2018-P-38-XT-carbon-forks.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,232
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I also commute in a velomobile, and a recumbent....

I also commute in a velomobile, and a recumbent. :) I check weekly. Every sunday evening, I go spend ~20 minutes in the garage putting air in the tires, giving them a quick (about 90 secs/tire)...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When the weather starts getting bad, I just put...

When the weather starts getting bad, I just put the racing hood on. ;)

https://www.sinnerbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/with-tourcap.jpg
07-26-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,879
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've had discs on my recumbent since 2011. I love...

I've had discs on my recumbent since 2011. I love the feel and feedback they give, better, IMO, than the rim brakes on my previous bikes.

I've since put different material on the front and rear...
07-26-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,707
Posted By Notso_fastLane

These are wicking material, and ~SPF 70. They...

These are wicking material, and ~SPF 70. They actually reflect the sun and will feel cooler than without it. I have 4 of their longsleeve jerseys as well, and even in the AZ summer, I'll wear long...
07-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,081
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In most states these days, I think riding on the...

In most states these days, I think riding on the sidewalk is illegal, although enforcement varies widely.

The only place I ever rode on the sidewalk was when I live in Everett, WA. I had a route...
07-26-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Thanks for posting about this. Do you use the...

Thanks for posting about this. Do you use the auto-pause when stopped feature? I can't get the Android version to pause manually when I'm using the auto-pause feature, and usually just wind up...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,856
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I rode the velomobile in this morning. I try to...

I rode the velomobile in this morning. I try to ride it at least once a week (I prefer the two wheel recumbent in nice weather).

Traffic was light, as it usually is on fridays, but man, the...
07-25-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is pretty much how it's done if you ride or...

This is pretty much how it's done if you ride or commute regularly. At that point, you're basically another vehicle, and I treat it as such. If I have time, I'll pull out a bit to make sure the cars...
07-25-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,071
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would prefer to see bicycle cops running...

I would prefer to see bicycle cops running 'undercover' and going after aggressive drivers.

CA has started to do that with their motorcycle cops. They'll go lane splitting, looking like any other...
07-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,288
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Sometimes (like in AZ), they were perfectly...

Sometimes (like in AZ), they were perfectly competent drivers when they got their license, but it's been 30 years or more since they've been tested. Seriously, I got my AZ DL around 92. It expires...
07-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,740
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I lived in Tucson, I would wait until about...

When I lived in Tucson, I would wait until about 1-2pm, then I had the MUP to myself. :D I love the heat.

I used to bike from Tucson to Phoenix (Mesa) in the middle of Aug at least once a year....
Forum: Recumbent
07-18-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,279
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Agreed on both counts. Even with a fully enclosed...

Agreed on both counts. Even with a fully enclosed drive train on my velo, I'm glad I went with the 26" rear for the slightly greater ground clearance. I still have go near the curb to get around some...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,925
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yesterday was 6 miles to work (not quite a direct...

Yesterday was 6 miles to work (not quite a direct route) and 29 miles home. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I went to see Cheap Trick. :) Flock of...

I went to see Cheap Trick. :)

Flock of Seagulls wasn't terrible, at least.
07-18-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You didn't actually watch the video did you?...

You didn't actually watch the video did you? Several of them are looking over at the velo quite a bit. They are getting smoked by a guy having fun, in a vehicle that weighs 3 times (or more) than...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,553
Posted By Notso_fastLane

True story: The first concert I went to was Flock...

True story: The first concert I went to was Flock of Seagulls and....wait for it.....Cheap Trick.

This is what happens when a random person at the USO who knows nothing about music book the...
07-17-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I liked this one better, and no one was put in...

I liked this one better, and no one was put in any danger (except maybe their egos....):
https://www.bentrideronline.com/messageboard/showpost.php?p=1604972&postcount=3
07-17-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,677
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I used to ride DF bikes, my cadence was...

When I used to ride DF bikes, my cadence was typically between 85-95 RPMs. I think the average cadence, as displayed by the computer after a ride, was at the low end (~87), but it includes coasting...
07-15-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,351
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Soon as he lays hands on the bike rider, anything...

Soon as he lays hands on the bike rider, anything after that is self defense.

Throat punch the driver and walk (ride) away.... :D
07-15-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,180
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's pretty much what laws are (or should be)....

That's pretty much what laws are (or should be). It's a the set of rules that others (all of us, really) are supposed to live by in order to, well, live.

The average person can handle ~1...
07-15-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,876
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Try these: They are inexpensive enough that it...

Try these: They are inexpensive enough that it you don't like it, you're not out much. I wish this company made leggings. I have several of the silver reflective shirts, and they make it actually...
07-15-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,410
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've lost count of how many cars I've either...

I've lost count of how many cars I've either pushed out of the road, or helped to change a flat, both while riding my bike, and occasionally while driving.

I've hauled a 2 gallon gas can a few...
07-12-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,732
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are multiple wrong assumptions in this: ...

There are multiple wrong assumptions in this:
1) Lots of roads, and I've ridden in multiple states in most every season, don't have 12 inches to the right of the fog line.
2) Lots of roads don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,758
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In AZ, all year, no problem. My commute ranged...

In AZ, all year, no problem. My commute ranged from 14 to slightly over 20 miles each way.

In KS, I was lucky to be able to commute 6-8 months, depending on how early the first ice storm hit. I...
07-12-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By Notso_fastLane

On really bad (after a rain, or a particularly...

On really bad (after a rain, or a particularly long ride) days, I would sometimes stop at a nearby gas station and use the water hose to rinse myself at least, and sometimes the bike (not the car...
07-12-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Does it count if you're in a velo? ;) ...

Does it count if you're in a velo? ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzs7SDMDjC9/

I know there's a better, slightly longer video of this out there somewhere, with the commentary from the...
07-10-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,311
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Can't say for sure, but I suspect it might have...

Can't say for sure, but I suspect it might have to do with the proliferation of bike share programs. Lots more people riding, with a lot less experience.
07-10-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,623
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nope. Hope not to, but I've only had it for a...

Nope. Hope not to, but I've only had it for a month so far. In nice weather, I still mostly ride my 2 wheel recumbent. Just getting used to the velo's handling and getting it set up for me.

They...
07-10-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,623
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Funny to see this thread pop up now. I recently...

Funny to see this thread pop up now. I recently move to the North SLC area, where there are some really fun hills. Back when I rode DF bikes (uprights), my fastest descent was ~56 mph. It was a long...
07-10-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,449
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is the Bluevelo Strada Carbon model. ...

This is the Bluevelo Strada Carbon model.

Velomobiel.nl - Strada: intro (http://en.velomobiel.nl/strada/)
07-10-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,449
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It buttons up quite a bit more. I will be getting...

It buttons up quite a bit more. I will be getting a race cap for it, and closing off the footholes. The race cap has a nice NACA duct for airflow, but they are known to fog up in winter conditions.
...
07-08-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,831
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For anything other than stop and go traffic like...

For anything other than stop and go traffic like commuting, aerodynamics is going to matter a lot more than wieght.

That's why in a flat track race, a velomobile will always beat even a TT bike....
Forum: Recumbent
07-03-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,279
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most trikes use slightly heavier duty spokes...

Most trikes use slightly heavier duty spokes because of the differing load paths.

Schwalbe makes the Triker tire, but it doesn't seem to get very good reviews, so maybe it's just that no one has...
07-03-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,864
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Related article: ...

Related article:

https://www.burnabynow.com/opinion/blogs/this-was-the-madness-i-witnessed-just-minutes-after-a-cyclist-was-killed-in-burnaby-1.23871877
Forum: Recumbent
07-02-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,709
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you're in Olympia, there's also a good...

If you're in Olympia, there's also a good recumbent shop a bit south of Sea-Tac, Angle Lake Cycles. They are very knowledgable about trikes there, and usually have a good selection of trikes that you...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,842
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have dual 90mm Sturmeys on my velo. It weighs...

I have dual 90mm Sturmeys on my velo. It weighs 70 lbs, so with me in it, and my usual commuting gear, they are stopping ~260 lbs, often from about 50 mph. They work great, and I've been told they...
07-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,732
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I only have my commuter bike, and it has a...

I only have my commuter bike, and it has a kickstand because I use for errands, commuting, and fun riding, so the kickstand is handy enough to keep on it. Helmet: always.

My other ride is a...
07-01-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,449
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Got my winter commuter.

I know it's July, but I finally got a winter commuter to get me through the cold UT winters. I know a lot of people manage with studded tires, but I don't want to fall over, period.

So I got a...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,925
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I always take the direct route to work. 5 miles...

I always take the direct route to work. 5 miles almost exactly. The route home varies depending on how much time I have and how motivated I'm feeling. Anywhere from 7.5 miles to slightly over 20.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,176
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I like having control over most of my commute of...

I like having control over most of my commute of whether I want to deal with rush hour traffic, or get to the MUP as soon as possible. I often don't make that decision until I leave work and see how...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,021
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pretty much this. I still consider Tucson home,...

Pretty much this. I still consider Tucson home, although I've moved away again. Long sleeves, light loose fitting (I recommend Vapor apparel https://www.vaporapparel.com/mens/solar-long-sleeve/) for...
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