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Forum: Foo
04-08-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 607
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I grew up in the military (dad was USAF). I work...

I grew up in the military (dad was USAF). I work in the aircraft industry. Because of that, I have lived in several countries, US territories, many states, and places lots of people haven't even...
Forum: Recumbent
04-08-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be...

I'm an engineer. An aerospace engineer to be exact, with over 20 years of experience...in the aircraft industry. I own a recumbent bike that I've had since 2011, and a Strada (CF) that I have had...
04-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,261
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If a jacket like that is likely to last at least...

If a jacket like that is likely to last at least 5 years, it seems like it would be worth it, even at $300. I am always leery of forking a few hundred bucks for something I'm unsure of, but hell,...
Forum: Recumbent
04-06-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a...

I wish I knew the guy's name, but there was a local bent rider in Seattle that did the Seattle - Portland round trip in one day! Most rider take 2, or even 3 days to do that ride. He rode a fully...
04-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,459
Views: 106,349
Posted By Notso_fastLane

58 miles yesterday. That felt good. Almost all of...

58 miles yesterday. That felt good. Almost all of it on the local trail system. There were a few random people out on bikes, and families walking, but it was pretty empty overall.

That's the...
04-06-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 58,971
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Man, if I still lived in AZ, I'd bike down to...

Man, if I still lived in AZ, I'd bike down to Tombstone for this one!
04-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The classic right hook. Yes, it is illegal in...

The classic right hook. Yes, it is illegal in most states. Some states might not have it in writing, but it should be.
04-06-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,715
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Did 58 miles yesterday, almost all on the Legacy...

Did 58 miles yesterday, almost all on the Legacy trail. I took the velo, since the weather this time of year is highly....variable... and the velo has a much wider comfort range for both wind and...
04-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Hope you get better soon. My sister (also in...

Hope you get better soon.

My sister (also in NYC) has it (probably, she can't get tested) and she only had a mild fever for less than 24 hours, but she has a hell of a time breathing. She already...
04-03-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,495
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I feel this way about my velomobile. It cost me...

I feel this way about my velomobile. It cost me $5k, but it was totally worth it. Will probably buy another after we close on our new house (with a 3 car garage AND a huge barn). :D
04-03-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 21,729
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Some stores will allow you to bring it in,...

Some stores will allow you to bring it in, especially if they don't have a bike rack.

There are a few stores around here that I even bring my velomobile inside, including the local Home Depot. It...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 594
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have been working from home for going on a...

I have been working from home for going on a month now. I only took a few days off because I was waiting for parts to ride the velo, and it was too cold for the 2 wheel bent.

I just 'ride home' in...
Forum: Foo
03-30-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Both of these sites have good reviews. I'm more...

Both of these sites have good reviews. I'm more or less in the same market, but now it looks like it won't be until late in the year or next year.
...
Forum: Recumbent
03-30-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Rambler?

Rambler?
03-25-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 758
Posted By Notso_fastLane

A more appropriate, and constructive, question to...

A more appropriate, and constructive, question to ask is: Did I do something that caused that cyclist to be upset, and could I have done something differently?

Sometimes, the answer is no,...
03-25-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 615
Posted By Notso_fastLane

LOL@ Ouch, that's not how to do it! :D

LOL@ Ouch, that's not how to do it! :D
03-24-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By Notso_fastLane

What's wrong with combative? stupidity should...

What's wrong with combative? stupidity should hurt.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 10:33 AM
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 24,115
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If I get an e-assist, it will probably be this: ...

If I get an e-assist, it will probably be this:

https://store.bicycle-evolution.com/ewaw-white-393.html?cat=119
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The nice thing about commuting is that in the...

The nice thing about commuting is that in the afternoon, you're already on your bike. You don't have to go straight home. ;)

My commute is 5 miles. I rarely (not even 1/week) go straight home. My...
03-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Overhand? ;) ...

Overhand? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP6oV26SV8k
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,356
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association...

Washington Motorcycle Road Racing Association 2014 Lightweight Early GP.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,356
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It is somewhat understandable, as a lot of people...

It is somewhat understandable, as a lot of people go from riding BMX style bikes (and dirt-motorbikes) as kids. When riding on dirt, you tend to weight the outside and drop the inside leg for...
03-16-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would think if it was specialized for downhill...

I would think if it was specialized for downhill riding, it might make sense. Also, bigger is always better, isn't it!?! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,356
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Countersteering explained (pick one): ...

Countersteering explained (pick one):
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=countersteer+motorcycle

As for sticking your inside knee out, not sure why you would do it on a bicycle, except...
03-16-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 19,509
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I (and probably most of us here) are relatively...

I (and probably most of us here) are relatively safer from the virus simply due to our exercise and relative health, I would expect.

However, a lot of riders still have asthma, diabetes, and other...
Forum: Southwest
03-13-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,224
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Background: I lived in Tucson for over 20 years,...

Background: I lived in Tucson for over 20 years, and although I'm not currently there, I consider it my home. I have done multiple rides from Tucson to Phoenix, a couple in the middle of summer, and...
03-13-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Not all GPS trackers require subscriptions, but...

Not all GPS trackers require subscriptions, but there are a lot that do, so do your research.

If you're in Europe (especially the UK), the iTrackit looks like a good deal. They've even got some...
03-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Combination of the injustice system and 'only'...

Combination of the injustice system and 'only' killing a bike rider. I don't have much hope for justice. :(
03-13-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,863
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is why proper gear is important. It need not...

This is why proper gear is important. It need not be expensive, but it needs to be appropriate. I lived and commuted in Seattle for 3 years. There were very few days I didn't ride my bike to work,...
03-11-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I guess you're all right, it's not always 'rage',...

I guess you're all right, it's not always 'rage', but yesterday's ride was. I even did a little primal scream therapy going up the good hills.... :D

I have to be much more careful about it on my...
03-11-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Do you rage ride?

I don't mean getting annoyed at drivers, although that's entirely understandable. ;)

I have had some really bad **** happen recently in my personal life.

Riding is my therapy. There are times...
Forum: Foo
03-10-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I saw Priest right after Nightcrawler came out,...

I saw Priest right after Nightcrawler came out, and Ripper was the lead singer, but the rest of the band was still original JP. It was a club show, with seating for less than 400, so it was pretty...
Forum: Foo
03-10-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,009
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's a good size bull.

That's a good size bull.
03-10-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 706
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Punished? This isn't punishment. That mentality...

Punished? This isn't punishment. That mentality is a big part of the problem. The only thing that should work while a phone is moving is the navigation app.
03-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 253
Posted By Notso_fastLane

100 kph in a velomobile (level ground)

Now, I've gone slightly faster than this in my velo, but I had a lot of help from gravity. Ok, at that point, I'd spun out and gravity was doing all the work. I want to know what this guy's front...
03-10-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,942
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Well, contrary to popular belief, roadrunners can...

Well, contrary to popular belief, roadrunners can fly, they just don't very often. One of the coolest moves they do is 'run' up the side of buildings. They use their wings to basically hold...
03-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,851
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's not the same. Flat Attack is made from...

It's not the same. Flat Attack is made from recycled cardboard, and it dries quickly and seals holes better. The guys at the recumbent shop sell both, but they pretty much steer people away from...
Forum: Foo
03-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 8,001
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The problem with those optical illusion...

The problem with those optical illusion crosswalks is they only tend to 'work' once, or on drivers who only infrequently drive that route and forget it's an illusion.

After the first time, regular...
03-09-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,942
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Glad someone got the reference! :D

Glad someone got the reference! :D
Forum: Foo
03-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 899
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Guinness! It's not just for breakfast anymore. ;)...

Guinness! It's not just for breakfast anymore. ;)


What?!?!
03-06-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,851
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Now that the weather's (finally!) starting to get...

Now that the weather's (finally!) starting to get reasonable, I need to order some Flat Attack for my 2-wheel recumbent. I currently run Schwalbe Kojaks on it at ~95 psi. They aren't known for their...
03-06-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,942
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Whole host of 'em: ...

Whole host of 'em:

https://cycliq.com/videos/animal-encounters-2/?v=7516fd43adaa
Forum: Commuting
03-06-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,770
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Mtn bike videos are fun to watch, mostly because...

Mtn bike videos are fun to watch, mostly because I suck at trail riding and love watching riders with actual skill.

I only have two videos that I've ever kept as actual ride videos, although I...
03-06-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,013
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Good deal. Thanks for the update. Let's hope...

Good deal. Thanks for the update.

Let's hope the state rep doesn't use his 'influence' on the DA and try to get this downplayed. It will be hard now that it's made the news.
03-06-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,073
Posted By Notso_fastLane

A shocking outcome. And by shocking, I of...

A shocking outcome.

And by shocking, I of course mean, the only sensible one and what most everyone here predicted.

What's not mentioned in that press release is the ridiculous over reaction by...
Forum: Foo
03-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 899
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I got horribly drunk (not on beer) when I was ~14...

I got horribly drunk (not on beer) when I was ~14 yrs old. The good news is that it pretty much kept drinking from ever being a problem for me. I randomly tried beer off and on as an adult, but never...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,109
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's studied more extensively for motorcycles, so...

It's studied more extensively for motorcycles, so you'll find more info that way. :)

Example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO0ozBIk0sw
03-05-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,942
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Where, behind the rabbit? ;) Amusingly,...

Where, behind the rabbit? ;)

Amusingly, when I ride my velomobile, dogs (even the larger ones) tend to shy away and seem to be afraid of it. When I'm on my recumbent bike, they want to chase,...
03-03-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There is already and existing service (that has...

There is already and existing service (that has successfully been used in court) that has this feature: https://closecalldatabase.com/
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