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Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,407
Views: 39,721
Posted By Skipjacks

I rode through a carnival this morning. ...

I rode through a carnival this morning.

That was different and unexpected.

They were setting up a carnival in an unused parking lot I often cut across. But today instead of riding through an...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By Skipjacks

This. I'm not in an area that's super...

This.

I'm not in an area that's super popular with biking, so most people riding around here have no idea how to do it safely as there aren't a lot of examples of the proper way to not die.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By Skipjacks

Right...because that's what we're talking about....

Right...because that's what we're talking about. (It's not, for those deficient in sarcasm)

You have a nice day with whatever it is you're upset about.
Forum: Commuting
08-21-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By Skipjacks

Because it's dangerous to cede the right of way. ...

Because it's dangerous to cede the right of way.

First off, it puts the slower bike in front of the faster car. That's just dumb.

Second, it prevents everyone else in the area from knowing...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4791 (5135 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3459
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 910
Posted By Skipjacks

Last week I had a passenger in a car try to wave...

Last week I had a passenger in a car try to wave me ahead.

Meanwhile the driver's face was buried in a cell phone looking up something.

I was like "No...I'll wait until you guys go since the...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Skipjacks

This is a good point. Small road stones...

This is a good point.

Small road stones that kick off a car tire could scratch glasses. But not if there is even a thin plastic protection layer like cheap sunglass overlays.

Any road stone...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By Skipjacks

How about safety glasses that you'd use while...

How about safety glasses that you'd use while operating machinery or working in a chemical lab?

They aren't made for cycling. But they are clear and usually come in sizes specifically made to fit...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4708 (5052 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Skipjacks

Ricky Bobby said "If you're not first, you're...

Ricky Bobby said "If you're not first, you're last"

I don't like to be boxed in like that. I can be both!
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Skipjacks

Yeah...but you should see how tight the pack is....

Yeah...but you should see how tight the pack is. Exactly one bike length the whole time!
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4664 (5009 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-14-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,523
Posted By Skipjacks

Am I the only one wondering how she plans to get...

Am I the only one wondering how she plans to get home?

Maybe she found a baby carrier that attaches to a trunk rack!
Forum: Commuting
08-14-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4664 (5009 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3404
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-13-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By Skipjacks

I like BikeTiresDirect.com but they are hit or...

I like BikeTiresDirect.com but they are hit or miss (They do more than tires)

They may have the tire you want, but only with the reflective stripe, or the gloves you want, but not in your size
...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Words to live by, right here.

This.

Words to live by, right here.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 112,388
Posted By Skipjacks

I found a hat in the road this morning. Decent...

I found a hat in the road this morning. Decent brown baseball cap. Will go with most anything.

Looks brand new. Could have fallen off a car roof. Could have blown off someone's head. (It was...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4644 (4951 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,503
Posted By Skipjacks

$18...tonight only. ...

$18...tonight only.
...
08-12-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By Skipjacks

I nearly ran into a jogger earlier this year on a...

I nearly ran into a jogger earlier this year on a rail trail.

He was jogging on the left side of the road (from his perspective) heading right for me into traffic.

As the distance between us...
08-12-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 937
Posted By Skipjacks

I had a much funnier version of the pedestrian...

I had a much funnier version of the pedestrian thing about 2 weeks ago. I will add it here to lighten the mood...

One section of my commute, about 75 yards worth, is on a sidewalk. (Don't start...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By Skipjacks

This. I only ride by myself. But I...

This.

I only ride by myself.

But I finish first every single time!
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4644 (4951 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-11-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,016
Posted By Skipjacks

Yes. That is why I specifically said it...

Yes.

That is why I specifically said it wasn't a placebo effect, which I base on the notion that I completely absolutely 100% believe it was phooey nonsense. But it made a difference. A real...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By Skipjacks

"Meh..." to all of the choices. I'd go...

"Meh..." to all of the choices.

I'd go with...

"The perfect KITT for a Knight Rider"
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4631 (4895 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4594 (4858 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
08-02-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,016
Posted By Skipjacks

I tried CBD and Hemp products as an absolute...

I tried CBD and Hemp products as an absolute skeptic, thinking it was all a bunch of hogwash.

I noticed an immediate reduction in overall tension and soreness. The stuff works. A scientific study...
08-02-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,814
Posted By Skipjacks

You should be scared. It is dangerous. ...

You should be scared.

It is dangerous.

That fear keeps you alert and keeps you alive. It makes you hyper aware of your surroundings so you see danger developing before it happens.

That...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

That's what she said.

That's what she said.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 5526.4 (6133.5 total) [116/128]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4594 (4858 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

If you haven't seen that episode of South Park,...

If you haven't seen that episode of South Park, you are wrong and your life is incomplete.

It's called Smug Alert. I'm sure it's on YouTube or something.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

But....I um.....except for..... ...

But....I um.....except for.....

Actually...this checks out. I can find no fault with this generalization.

It may even be supportable with peer reviewed statistical research.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

My bad. I neglected that true statistical...

My bad.

I neglected that true statistical analysis significant to a p-value of 5% is superseded by internet stats, significant so the 'I saw a meme that proves it' value.

Sorry. I lost my...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

So pick up drivers are more likely to roll coal ...

So pick up drivers are more likely to roll coal
BMW drivers are more likely to be aggressive

Someone could suggest that the Prius drivers you mentioned are more likely to be smug and think they...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

Nope. Drive a Dodge. I just like other human...

Nope. Drive a Dodge. I just like other human beings are never think anyone deserves to have poop dropped on them just because of the car brand they choose to buy. Call me crazy...

And I don't like...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

1% would be a statistically valid sample size if...

1% would be a statistically valid sample size if you could remove all other variables

But this 'study' doesn't.

First off the observer has an admitted bias, which means poorly driving BMW are...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,327
Posted By Skipjacks

I found a wallet once. No cash but had some guy's...

I found a wallet once. No cash but had some guy's license and credit cards and a company ID card. I put it in an envelope and mailed it back to the address on his ID. No return address though as I...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Skipjacks

I did too! I thought he was using the original...

I did too! I thought he was using the original portable computer (that was only 'portable' in concept)

As for the OP's question...this is simple.

Does the battery have monetary value? Is it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,874
Posted By Skipjacks

This is prejudice. You can't say something...

This is prejudice.

You can't say something prejudicial and mitigate it by saying "This isn't prejudicial"

You are judging any entire group of people based on your limited observation (and it...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4591 (4855 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3357
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-31-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,837
Posted By Skipjacks

You are spirit animal. This is exactly what...

You are spirit animal.

This is exactly what popped in my head when I read the OP
07-30-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Skipjacks

Then yes. The lower end hybrid will work...

Then yes.

The lower end hybrid will work fine for your needs.

If you are an experienced rider with built up leg power already, you'll be able to go all day on the hybrid. And you'll probably...
07-29-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,335
Posted By Skipjacks

I used this one for my coffee every morning ...

I used this one for my coffee every morning
...
07-29-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By Skipjacks

What do you want to use it for? If you need...

What do you want to use it for?

If you need a slower bike to putz around the neighborhood with the kids at low speeds it'll be great.

If you want to go a 500 mile tour on it, the clunkier...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By Skipjacks

Aside from everything else everyone says about...

Aside from everything else everyone says about high viz stuff..

I plan my route around the roads and traffic. I spend as much time as possible in places that are less likely to get me run over....
07-29-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,420
Posted By Skipjacks

This. Watching other people ride a bike? I...

This.

Watching other people ride a bike? I see no fun in that whatsoever. Especially in person. I stand around all day and wait for the group to whizz by for 12 seconds, then nothing?

I also...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 703
Views: 26,670
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4432 (4696 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3248
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Skipjacks

I see your nerdiness is as strong as mine. :D

I see your nerdiness is as strong as mine. :D
Forum: Commuting
07-25-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Skipjacks

Well yeah....sunburn is more likely in summer for...

Well yeah....sunburn is more likely in summer for a variety of reasons

1) You are out in the sun longer
2) You aren't as covered up
3) The higher angle of the sun means it's got less atmosphere...
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