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Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,594
Posted By mcours2006

I try to commute by car as much as I can, but...

I try to commute by car as much as I can, but when there's snow or freezing rain, I take the car. This year I drove the car a total of 15 times so far. Rain doesn't bother me as I have a shower and...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By mcours2006

Is this even safe?

I was going about 30 kph already when this dude on a motorized longboard passed me like I was standing still. I could see with those smallist rubber wheels that if he hit a big rut, or even a piece...
07-02-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By mcours2006

Not slippery, but gooey. It's only an issue if...

Not slippery, but gooey. It's only an issue if you happen to be travelling in the direction of the stuff, and if it's a wider/straighter patch, and only if it's really hot out.
06-27-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By mcours2006

They say a bad day of fishing beats a good day at...

They say a bad day of fishing beats a good day at work, any day. Not sure if I can say the same thing about cycling. A bad day of cycling could mean you're done, permanently.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,044
Posted By mcours2006

I think you actually do in the slam dunk contest....

I think you actually do in the slam dunk contest. More emphatic.:D
06-27-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,482
Posted By mcours2006

Fishing and cycling is totally related. One word:...

Fishing and cycling is totally related. One word: Shimano!
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,044
Posted By mcours2006

Most cars purchased new don't come with standard...

Most cars purchased new don't come with standard rubber floor mats. So the consensus is that people don't want rubber floor mats? That's an absurd argument.

People who ride road bikes on the...
06-26-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By mcours2006

One can only dream.

One can only dream.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,044
Posted By mcours2006

Fenders not only protect your clothing and shoes,...

Fenders not only protect your clothing and shoes, but also your drivetrain and headset. Under heavy rain conditions you're still going to get wet regardless of fenders or not, but riding through the...
06-25-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,613
Posted By mcours2006

Running 100 miles at any speed is hard.

Running 100 miles at any speed is hard.
06-20-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

Absolutely. 100%. Something about being surround,...

Absolutely. 100%. Something about being surround, no insulated, by thick steel and glass, and sometimes with tinted glass, that makes a person become more bold in his/her actions. Has something to do...
06-19-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

If were were talking about a scene out of the...

If were were talking about a scene out of the Utrechtís Vredenburg, the busiest cycle path in all of the Netherlands with 33,000 cyclists per day, then sure, peer pressure might play a role in...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,831
Posted By mcours2006

I was going suggest polyester golf pants as well.

I was going suggest polyester golf pants as well.
06-18-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

Do you honestly think that you can change the way...

Do you honestly think that you can change the way drivers feel about cyclists by stopping at stop signs and obeying ALL the rules of the road? You are much more naive than I first thought. They don't...
06-18-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,912
Posted By mcours2006

I might have made a comment given the same...

I might have made a comment given the same circumstances, but I realize that rarely does it do any good, and often elicits the same reaction that you got. There are a-holes everywhere, even in a...
06-18-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

Last night on the way home I slowed and then rode...

Last night on the way home I slowed and then rode past a stop sign next to a motorist. He felt compelled to pull next to me to tell me that there was a stop sign that I just ran past. I felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,170
Posted By mcours2006

The bulk of the time spent changing a tube is...

The bulk of the time spent changing a tube is inspecting the tire for the source of puncture. Sometimes the tire takes some wrangling to get back on to the rim. And let's not forget pumping up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,689
Posted By mcours2006

For rec riding I'd skip it if it was raining. If...

For rec riding I'd skip it if it was raining. If there's a high probability of rain I might skip it too, but if I went out I'd take a bike with fenders, and the route would be a more circuitous one...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,372
Posted By mcours2006

Not very often and not very well. The last time I...

Not very often and not very well. The last time I had to change a rear flat I saw how worn out the tire was, with all kinds of little nicks and cuts, and the balding track. I probably had close to...
06-17-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

First off, you cannot treat cars the same way you...

First off, you cannot treat cars the same way you treat cars. We are not the same. A 2+ ton metallic/plastic/glass projectile travelling at 2x or 3x the speed of a 200-pound bike+cyclist does not...
06-17-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,115
Posted By mcours2006

The only reason I'd run any kind of lights during...

The only reason I'd run any kind of lights during the day is cars. If I was riding exclusively on trail I wouldn't even bother with lights during the day. A bell works better, especially around blind...
06-16-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,762
Posted By mcours2006

I'd totally go to the take-out place and tell the...

I'd totally go to the take-out place and tell the owners, and yell at the delivery guy with a few choice words...but that's just me.:D
06-16-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,762
Posted By mcours2006

Ahh, the old 'with great power comes great...

Ahh, the old 'with great power comes great responsibility' bit. Well played.:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-16-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,497
Posted By mcours2006

Mine's 11.85 miles and 11.65 miles, to and from,...

Mine's 11.85 miles and 11.65 miles, to and from, respectively. It's just about the perfect distance for me to get enough of a workout on a daily basis without it getting tiresome on a daily basis. I...
06-16-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,474
Posted By mcours2006

The only time I'll say something is when someone...

The only time I'll say something is when someone is riding on the wrong side of the road and coming right at me. Otherwise I just keep riding.
06-13-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,151
Posted By mcours2006

Hey, speak for yourself! :lol:

Hey, speak for yourself! :lol:
06-12-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By mcours2006

You got 30 good replies to your OP in General...

You got 30 good replies to your OP in General Cycling. Not sure what else you're hoping for, maybe someone to tell you that it's okay to ride it or sell it to someone else?

And yeah, duplicate...
06-11-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,986
Posted By mcours2006

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose...

That's a pretty high-speed crash., but I suppose it depends on how the crash occurred and what kind of impact the frame/fork actually took. There may be damage to the frame/fork that you cannot see,...
06-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,860
Posted By mcours2006

My Tiagra 4500 triple 'brifters' work fine when I...

My Tiagra 4500 triple 'brifters' work fine when I need them to work, but I am on the middle right probably 95 percent of the time. Four point nine % I'm using the big ring, and 0.1% on the granny...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,620
Posted By mcours2006

I think Option 1 is the most economical. Disc...

I think Option 1 is the most economical. Disc brakes are not essential. The cantis you have will bring your bike to a stop just fine. You can get a cheap second set of wheels on which you can mount...
06-11-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,733
Posted By mcours2006

I rarely watch such videos, let alone one that is...

I rarely watch such videos, let alone one that is over 40' long, but I did this one, and enjoyed it. The speaker also had a TV series on TVO called The Life-Sized City which explores some of the...
06-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,733
Posted By mcours2006

One of my good friends was hit by a right-turning...

One of my good friends was hit by a right-turning vehicle while he was travelling on a segregated two-lane bike lane, but against the normal flow of traffic. It was exactly as you described--driver...
06-10-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,733
Posted By mcours2006

There is one protected bike lane where I commute....

There is one protected bike lane where I commute. Oddly enough, it turns into a non-protected one, but I prefer the non-protected one. Crossing intersections is safer, IMO, with NP bike lanes as...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By mcours2006

There are other of options for stowage on a road...

There are other of options for stowage on a road bike, even if you don't go with a rack and pannier. You can get a large under the saddle bag like this one:...
06-08-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,733
Posted By mcours2006

Good luck convincing your typical moto-commuter...

Good luck convincing your typical moto-commuter the benefits of bike lanes. The only thing the short-sighted motorist sees is that cyclist on the bike lane in front of him hindering his upcoming...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By mcours2006

Yep. Any day when you arrive safely is a win over...

Yep. Any day when you arrive safely is a win over driving. :thumb:
05-31-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,718
Posted By mcours2006

My Ion came will last for 2.5 hours, which is...

My Ion came will last for 2.5 hours, which is enough for my round trip commute, but it does need to be charged daily. During the winter months, however, battery life declines drastically, like by as...
05-31-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By mcours2006

Presumably the advantage is that the cyclist...

Presumably the advantage is that the cyclist doesn't have get on the sidewalk to press the pedestrian crossing button to trigger a light change. Presently cars already have a trigger in the form of...
05-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,405
Posted By mcours2006

What if you stayed on the sensors until the light...

What if you stayed on the sensors until the light turned to green? But most cyclists, myself included, start moving before the light turns green.

I do agree that it is a very dangerous situation....
05-25-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,678
Posted By mcours2006

There are some decent people out there. One time...

There are some decent people out there. One time I was sitting the side of the road on an embankment fixing a flat tire with my bike laid flat on the grass. A driver stopped and asked if I was okay....
05-25-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,202
Posted By mcours2006

Pretty dull place if everyone was nice and...

Pretty dull place if everyone was nice and cordial toward one another. It's a great place to ask bike-related questions and learn something, but also great for the drama.:D
05-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,778
Posted By mcours2006

Yeah, I absolutely press charges. Apology? Pfff!...

Yeah, I absolutely press charges. Apology? Pfff! That's not gonna cut it. There needs to be serious consequence for doing $h1t like this.
05-24-19, 04:57 PM
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,428
Posted By mcours2006

Three so far this year.

Three so far this year.
05-24-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,886
Posted By mcours2006

Great discussion! Thanks for posting. Like...

Great discussion! Thanks for posting.

Like @bruce19 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bruce19-60357.html) said, you can pretty much find research out there to justify anything. Just look at how...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By mcours2006

While attempting to pull out the square taper...

While attempting to pull out the square taper crank on a 1980's steel bike the tool was not seated tightly, so I ended up stripping the threads. With no apparent other options I took a hacksaw to it,...
05-21-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By mcours2006

"Riding through red lights" is just plain stupid....

"Riding through red lights" is just plain stupid. However, stopping at a red light, checking traffic, then riding through, well, that actually legal in some places.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,991
Posted By mcours2006

I fear this much as well. I've tried various...

I fear this much as well. I've tried various combinations, but when it is a consistent, steady rain, my feet are going to get wet. I haven't used a cape, and probably won't. I will just have to live...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By mcours2006

Nice deal. Enjoy it.

Nice deal. Enjoy it.
05-16-19, 06:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,742
Posted By mcours2006

I ride the shouldered roads around here in the...

I ride the shouldered roads around here in the summer time with speed limit at around 80 kph (50 mph), and I have no problems with it. There aren't any 'winding country roads' around here to speak...
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