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11-19-09, 09:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,238
Posted By Herman47

car free for life

Car free my whole life, on behalf of the environment.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-09, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,428
Posted By Herman47

Bicycle chain

Apart from what everyone else has said, if you keep your chain well-lubricated, pedaling will not be as difficult as otherwise.
07-19-08, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 827
Posted By Herman47

Nonpolluting, pleasant, fun Mass Transit

Maybe you guys are already aware of the pleasant, light-hearted, fun conference bike, but in case you aren't:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cDDBM9gJts

Video has a happy ending!:love:
07-13-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,692
Posted By Herman47

Like you, daibutsu, (and I may well be a lot like...

Like you, daibutsu, (and I may well be a lot like you) I hate the air-polluting, global-warming SUVs. But, take heart, with gasoline prices what they are, the number of SUVs should sharply...
07-13-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,692
Posted By Herman47

"Lately, and this is the call of the subject...

"Lately, and this is the call of the subject question: How to deal with Gas Guzzling "Road Owning" Private Citizens in huge SUVs that are the real reason we're in such dire environmental, economic,...
06-09-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,160
Posted By Herman47

In addition, the original poster might want to...

In addition, the original poster might want to check out what has happened in China's urban areas, as the proportion of motorists has risen (the proportion of bicyclists thereby falling).

Has...
06-09-08, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,160
Posted By Herman47

Other considerations

The slower we force cars to travel, the fewer serious accidents they'll get involved in. The fewer accidents they get involved in, the fewer cases of ambulances having to make trips to pick up...
06-03-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,855
Posted By Herman47

I personally would skip it, with rest stops every...

I personally would skip it, with rest stops every 10 to 15 miles. 100 ounces of water is a fair amount of weight. I suspect that you'll like the rest stop food, the food and beverages becoming more...
06-03-08, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,536
Posted By Herman47

Five of the bicyclists were killed.

Five of the bicyclists were killed.
Forum: Recumbent
05-28-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,155
Posted By Herman47

Fastest overall (with a fairing) may well be a...

Fastest overall (with a fairing) may well be a faired-version of the Lightning P-38, namely, the F40 (see picture here: http://www.bicycleman.com/recumbents/lightning/lightning_p38_f40.htm ). Fastest...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-08, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Herman47

One other thing to mention. There aren't really...

One other thing to mention. There aren't really any places near the route to get food or go to the bathroom from Pughtown to Northern Philly, as this part of the route is largely bike path or...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Herman47

Thanks for the compliment, WCroadie!

Thanks for the compliment, WCroadie!
Forum: Northeast
05-15-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,129
Posted By Herman47

Thanks a lot for providing this fine route! The...

Thanks a lot for providing this fine route! The route provided features both a long bike path (yay, no cars!) when in the Philly area, and elsewhere highways with wide shoulders, especially in...
04-15-08, 07:25 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,223
Posted By Herman47

Upon thinking about it, rationing might be a...

Upon thinking about it, rationing might be a better way to obtain cleaner skies, conserve unrenewable resources, and reduce global warming than taxation would be. People would resent it if only the...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,631
Posted By Herman47

The first thing that comes to my mind when...

The first thing that comes to my mind when someone comes up with a “century training regime” is: HOW MUCH CLIMBING WILL YOUR CENTURY ENTAIL?? Are your training rides ridden at nearly the same grade...
03-28-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 500
Posted By Herman47

Not only does riding on gravel slow you down by 1...

Not only does riding on gravel slow you down by 1 to 2 MPH (and sometimes I think it's more like 3 to 4 MPH), but the surface is notably more tiring, and it's sort of like riding on potholes of...
03-27-08, 09:01 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,114
Posted By Herman47

Question regarding mirrors: Do you see them...

Question regarding mirrors:

Do you see them in the Tour de France, where most everyone is in a tightly packed peloton, probability of collision seemingly higher than normal?

Nope.

And...
Forum: Recumbent
03-24-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By Herman47

I have a Challenge Hurricane, but not an SL,...

I have a Challenge Hurricane, but not an SL, which is notably (13 lbs.) lighter, I believe. I suspect that the Hurricane you are considering has brakes which are called “disc” or “hydraulic” or...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,192
Posted By Herman47

Well, you do get discounted rates for the hotels...

Well, you do get reduced hotel rates, at both the starting point and ending point, plus a polo shirt. Hotel savings may add up to more than $35, the entrance fee. Presumably also, someone will help...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-08, 10:53 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,359
Posted By Herman47

1) What motivates you to commute by bike? ...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?
Desire to reduce air pollution and global warming. To a lesser extent, health reasons

2) How often do you commute by bike?
95 percent of the time

3)...
02-29-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Herman47

Utterly incredible.

Utterly incredible.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,297
Posted By Herman47

I definitely disagree

I don't think dobovedo is being extravagant at all. Bicycles for different situations is logical, I myself have a bike I use much more in winter, and a different one for longer trips in summer. By...
02-22-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,047
Posted By Herman47

Just what I was thinking

"Found out I am a Clyde and Athena" LOL.

Yeah, my first thought was that this guy was a big hermaphrodite, with a question perhaps about the bicycle seat or saddle.
01-11-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,183
Posted By Herman47

Lung protection could be the reason

"She questioned whether this should be allowed and why he didn't just line up behind the other cars."

Well, maybe the guy just didn't want to get behind the stupid tailpipe of a car, didn't want...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,028
Posted By Herman47

I live in Harrisburg, just a bit to your north. ...

I live in Harrisburg, just a bit to your north. I commute slightly less than four miles each way. We have had so little snow this winter (global warming?) that I personally haven't bothered to get...
01-08-08, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,798
Posted By Herman47

Recumbent Stable

Well, presumably the original post would allow us to consider tricycles too. So in that case:

CHECK OUT THE AWESOME GO-ONE!!!

http://www.go-one.us/

Clearly a trike that would protect its...
01-07-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,593
Posted By Herman47

The real problem as I see it...

...is the lack of space to accommodate bicycles on the bus's bike racks. I mean, who wants to ride all the way to the bus stop just to find the bus doesn't have room to carry your bike? Even if...
01-05-08, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By Herman47

Imagine How Safe We Would Be...

...if all our roads looked like this:
...
12-17-07, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By Herman47

My reply

1. What was the greatest factor that made you decide to go car free/light?
I've always been car-free, primarily for environmental reasons. I seek to minimize my contribution to air pollution (I...
12-06-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,489
Posted By Herman47

"If you think I'm trying to commute 44 miles...

"If you think I'm trying to commute 44 miles round trip through or after an ice storm (like we had this week) on my bike, you're nuts." -- Friendly Fred

Fred, consider the renowned ArcticBiker. ...
12-06-07, 10:18 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,822
Posted By Herman47

The only time I use my television is to watch...

The only time I use my television is to watch movies (either Dvds or VHS) on it, and this is rather rare.
Absolutely no cable (and no cable bills!).
12-05-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 993
Posted By Herman47

My thoughts on the matter as a recumbent owner

Well, I shall try to respond effectively, but it must be pointed out at the start that I have no experience riding a DF bike in winter (at least not in winter in places where there is snow). I ride...
11-26-07, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Herman47

I agree with what Artkansas wrote: just ride...

I agree with what Artkansas wrote: just ride home slowly and gently and easily.

I don't think it's been mentioned so far, but after one has donated one's arm is rather tightly bandaged. ...
11-16-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 229,394
Posted By Herman47

Never got a driver's license. Car and motorcycle...

Never got a driver's license. Car and motorcycle free for 47 years. Views have not really changed much. Was against smog 30 years ago, am still opposed to both creating smog, and, nowadays, any...
11-13-07, 09:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,138
Posted By Herman47

My response to the A.A.A. From the outset,...

My response to the A.A.A.

From the outset, remember that unlike you motorists, the bicyclist does not pollute the air, cause global warming, use up to any significant extent unrenewable resources,...
11-05-07, 09:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,276
Posted By Herman47

Bicyclist = athlete, driver = ???

"It seems there are a few people who don't quite understand the mental and physical conditioning it takes to actually do it.
Do you realize that it's sometimes 140 degrees in that interior?" --...
11-02-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,489
Posted By Herman47

In trying to think more deeply.

"But two or more cars is surely an unnecessary extravagance." -- csr

Let me state at the outset that I do not have a car, have never had a car, and have never driven a car. I am about as...
Forum: Recumbent
10-30-07, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By Herman47

Under certain situations, a flag can be desirable

Hi there. I guess I commute on a recumbent maybe six kilometers each way, and have been doing this for a little more than a year. I would say that the only extra concern that one might have on a...
10-29-07, 11:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By Herman47

Congratulations on a fine effort

Let me state at the beginning that you have reason to be proud of a fast bicycle trip that took you to your limits.

With some hesitation, let me also raise an additional possibility (just a...
09-10-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,803
Posted By Herman47

What are the greatest challenges you face in...

What are the greatest challenges you face in being car-free and how have you overcome them?

I would say:

1) Inclement weather. When there's snow and ice on the road (which gets thrown to...
09-06-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,639
Posted By Herman47

Look here: 1) Cars kill people, thousands...

Look here:

1) Cars kill people, thousands of them every year.

2) Cars belch filth into the air, the air that I breathe (and you breathe it too).

3) Cars use up unrenewable resources...
Replies: 48
Views: 3,945
Posted By Herman47

I too have been wondering where Machka is...

...curious about how her trip went.
08-29-07, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,184
Posted By Herman47

Increasingly Clyde

I guess I like "Clydier" for 300 plus pounds, and "Double-Clyde" for 400 + :eek:
08-13-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,116
Posted By Herman47

Go High-intensity workout!

Others may provide information regarding nutrition, but with regards to exercise, your regemine may not be high intensity enough. See here:

http://cbass.com/FATBURN.HTM

How do you get the...
08-01-07, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,001
Posted By Herman47

My recommendations for your letter to the editor:...

My recommendations for your letter to the editor:

1) Inform the public that unlike the motorist, the cyclist does not pollute the air that you breathe

2) Unlike the motorist, the cyclist does...
06-09-07, 09:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,259
Posted By Herman47

Lurker here. Visit to become inspired.

Lurker here. Visit to become inspired.
05-19-07, 09:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Herman47

I don't understand, Red Baron. After all that...

I don't understand, Red Baron. After all that exercise, and 5,800 calories burned, what makes you think you gained weight?
Forum: Recumbent
05-17-07, 08:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,608
Posted By Herman47

I believe that the Cruzbike Silvio uses 700C...

I believe that the Cruzbike Silvio uses 700C wheels.

http://www.cruzbike.com/silvio.html
03-25-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Herman47

I started commuting 15 km each weekday about six...

I started commuting 15 km each weekday about six months ago, and I've noticed that I have slowed down. I think it's for several reasons: more than before I don't like breathing in auto exhaust, and...
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