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Forum: Recumbent
04-04-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,021
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

All the bike mechanics I've dealt with have been...

All the bike mechanics I've dealt with have been excited to work on my bents... I think it provides them something new and different from the usual stuff they work on everyday.

My favourite mech...
03-01-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,676
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I wonder if his lawyer will invoke the Michael...

I wonder if his lawyer will invoke the Michael Bryant precedent
Forum: Recumbent
10-08-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,137
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I'm pretty sure the following bikes use standard...

I'm pretty sure the following bikes use standard lenghts:

http://www.zockra-factory.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=74
...
Forum: Recumbent
09-27-10, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,137
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

it could be done with a Moving Bottom Bracket...

it could be done with a Moving Bottom Bracket (MBB) front wheel drive recumbent
05-09-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

ah sh**, I was in the wrong subforum, explains...

ah sh**, I was in the wrong subforum, explains the 'tude.

sorry for intruding on your circlejerk. I will leave now.
05-09-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

the bottles, dude

the bottles, dude
05-09-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

They told me to come ask you guys

They told me to come ask you guys
Forum: Recumbent
05-09-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

you might be pushing too hard on the pedals

you might be pushing too hard on the pedals
05-09-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,192
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

backpockets are sweaty and not aero

who makes nice jerseys without pockets?

(I know about the tri tops, but I prefer the conventional jersey look)
Forum: Recumbent
04-19-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,041
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I even wear a helmet while riding my recumbent...

I even wear a helmet while riding my recumbent trike

After having a couple of close shaves, I decided it was wisest to do so:
1) Incoming cyclists racing on MUPs, passing in blind curves - made...
Forum: Recumbent
02-06-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,564
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

my first cup of koolaid was a Catrike Speed

my first cup of koolaid was a Catrike Speed
11-09-09, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,122
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I gave up excuses.

I gave up excuses.
Forum: Recumbent
11-06-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 8,605
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Recumbents enable you to ride for longer periods...

Recumbents enable you to ride for longer periods of time as well (due to the comfort aspect)
11-04-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,272
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I will certainly reprogram my...

I will certainly reprogram my bicycle-mounted-collision-avoidance-transponder to emit a "wide load commercial vehicle" signal.
Forum: Recumbent
11-03-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,444
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

The only thing I can measure is my maximum speed...

The only thing I can measure is my maximum speed at terminal velocity, coasting down the biggest hills around town
11-02-09, 10:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,909
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Is a baseball bat an acceptable alternative? ...

Is a baseball bat an acceptable alternative?

https://proteanpaper.com/upload_files/INVETHUMB000000000000004430-000000000000000055.gif
10-26-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Are you mashing or spinning?

Are you mashing or spinning?
Forum: Recumbent
10-20-09, 09:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,800
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

what kind of recumbent do you like?

what kind of recumbent do you like?
10-05-09, 08:22 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,529
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I believe that pets should also be eligible to...

I believe that pets should also be eligible to win Darwin Awards
10-05-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Had the same thing happen to me one night. The...

Had the same thing happen to me one night. The spot where the valve is glued to the tube failed.
10-05-09, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

in Ottawa the city does not plow the MUPs (most...

in Ottawa the city does not plow the MUPs (most of the useful ones anyway)
10-05-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,529
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I'd just run over the poodle.

I'd just run over the poodle.
09-29-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,176
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I just ordered a pair of Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt...

I just ordered a pair of Planet Bike Blaze 2 Watt headlights :)
09-29-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,654
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Jean de la Fontaine described it best in this...

Jean de la Fontaine described it best in this fable:


The Animals Stricken with The Plague (translated from Les Animaux malades de la Peste)

A sickness that sows frightful seeds,
Sickness...
Forum: Recumbent
09-24-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,064
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

there's no velomobile sub-forum either.

there's no velomobile sub-forum either.
09-22-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 806
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

In Ontario a car with its right-turn signal has...

In Ontario a car with its right-turn signal has right of way when making a right turn.

That said, I see a lot of cyclists who behave on the road like they have the right of way, regardless if the...
09-20-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,793
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

make sure you don't stomp on the bicycle in...

make sure you don't stomp on the bicycle in anger.

you're just dizzy from the collision, and you're stumbling on top of the wheels/derailleurs/other fragile and expensive parts by accident.
09-20-09, 07:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,010
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Darwin awards only apply if the recipient has not...

Darwin awards only apply if the recipient has not reproduced.

In case of doubt, I'd call it a problem that will eventually solve itself.
09-18-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

amphibious

http://www.recumbent-gallery.eu/amphibian-velomobile-from-czech-republic/
09-18-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

beware of city bus drivers

and bad infrastructure too

(with labeled photo of how the cyclist died)

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Crossroads+where+cyclist+killed+known+puzzling+treacherous/2006635/story.html
09-16-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,639
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Speaking of which, Sam Whittingham broke the...

Speaking of which, Sam Whittingham broke the speed record at Battle Mountain:

It now stands at 82.43 mph

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=468358
09-16-09, 05:13 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,639
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Each year, there's at least a couple of recumbent...

Each year, there's at least a couple of recumbent teams who race in RAAM.

Here's a page with a map for the 2010 race:
http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/raam2.php?N_webcat_id=24

And on...
09-16-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,639
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

If you're a beginner or if you forgot to gear...

If you're a beginner or if you forgot to gear down before stopping, yea.

You also forgot to mention starting from a stop, uphill!
09-16-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 6,639
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Riding one of my recumbents, I pass people on...

Riding one of my recumbents, I pass people on regular bicycles all the time, except I don't assume they are all racing with me, and I hope those who pass me don't make that assumption about me either.
09-15-09, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,570
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

you should definitely check out this Pedal Prix...

you should definitely check out this Pedal Prix crash compilation then
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGblVQlpILQ
09-15-09, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,801
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

A British 'chef' who writes about automobiles. ...

A British 'chef' who writes about automobiles.

There's the problem with British cooking right there.
09-14-09, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,801
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I'd like to drive a lorry full of hooligans and...

I'd like to drive a lorry full of hooligans and ruffians right up his driveway, and knock his dustbins over.
09-13-09, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/3792628072_787...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/3792628072_787f687d7b_o.gif
09-09-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

the planet bike blaze one watt gets me tons of...

the planet bike blaze one watt gets me tons of complaints from other road users and the occasional "high-beam check"
09-09-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,510
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

And now the tool is toolless.

And now the tool is toolless.
09-04-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 985
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Oh snap!

Oh snap!
09-01-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

I'm not convinced a helmet would've saved him...

I'm not convinced a helmet would've saved him from multiple roadside tree and mailbox impacts





Even IF Sheppard was in the process of assaulting Bryant, once he put the foot on the gas, the...
09-01-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

1) not a good idea. take the plate number down,...

1) not a good idea. take the plate number down, call 911.

2) I don't think it's been confirmed that the cyclist grabbed Bryant while his car was moving. In any case, not a good idea to hit the...
09-01-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Just saw the other thread started 30mins...

Just saw the other thread started 30mins earlier... for some reason it did not appear in the forum for me until a couple of minutes after I posted mine?! anyway...
09-01-09, 07:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

another senseless death

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/michael-bryant-in-police-custody/article1271489/

Josh Wingrove

Toronto — Globe and Mail Update Last updated on Tuesday, Sep. 01, 2009...
Forum: Recumbent
08-29-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

like training wheels?

like training wheels?
08-29-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

not only do they have the right to drive, society...

not only do they have the right to drive, society even provides them special parking spaces for their exclusive use!
Forum: Recumbent
08-28-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Recumbents can cheat aerodynamics, but they can't...

Recumbents can cheat aerodynamics, but they can't cheat thermodynamics.
08-27-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,772
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Florida www.catrike.com

Florida
www.catrike.com
08-27-09, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,940
Posted By GreenGrasshoppr

Cyclists on the road ARE a form of advertisement.

Cyclists on the road ARE a form of advertisement.
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