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10-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 623
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want this one. ...

I want this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlWnwBwAQk
10-20-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,493
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I got pulled over once. Cited for 'running a red...

I got pulled over once. Cited for 'running a red light' because I stood up on the pedals just before the light actually changed. I don't think my front wheel was actually anywhere close to being over...
10-19-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,558
Posted By Notso_fastLane

To be fair, fresh grouse would be pretty tasty. :D

To be fair, fresh grouse would be pretty tasty. :D
10-16-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,799
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable...

Yeah, I'm really wanting an offroad capable trike. I like the Azub models, but I'm leaning towards the Hase (Cross) so I can get my wife a Hase and use the optional tandem feature.
10-16-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 3,558
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)

I was gonna go with 'roadkill'. ;)
10-14-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,799
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way....

I want a new Alpha 7 Velomobile in a bad way. Can't afford one, and I'm happy with my Strada, but damn those things are nice looking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWM-3St6YAY
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Reminds me of this one: ...

Reminds me of this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4hFLUxmi7E

Cats are awesome.
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 488
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's an expensive weekend for sure. When I...

It's an expensive weekend for sure.

When I did it (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1193337-craziest-most-fun-thing-you-ve-ever-done.html), they gave me the employee discount because my engineering...
Forum: Foo
10-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,596
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Worst would have be a tossup between...

Worst would have be a tossup between telemarketing (selling water softening systems), fast food, and working at a horse ranch large enough for cleaning stables to be a full time job.

Even waiting...
Forum: Foo
10-01-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nice thing about percolating style makers is that...

Nice thing about percolating style makers is that you can just keep brewing until the coffee is how you like.

....somewhere around the consistency of mud. ;)
09-28-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,176
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Basically this. At some point, it became a...

Basically this. At some point, it became a personal challenge to myself to push my own limits with regard to distance, carrying groceries, etc. Basically I lived car free for as long as I could (and...
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,028
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Ugh, I already want it to be May again.....

Ugh, I already want it to be May again.....
Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,467
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Little Man Tate. It's definitely not the sort of...

Little Man Tate. It's definitely not the sort of movie I would normally watch, and I don't even know how I wound up watching it, but I loved it. I related so much with the main character. Also, it...
09-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,014
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I use my bike to commute. This at least keeps me...

I use my bike to commute. This at least keeps me motivated to do a minimum number of miles most days. The weather has to be really atrocious (I have a velomobile for snow and bad weather) to keep me...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,283
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Your impression is largely true, especially in...

Your impression is largely true, especially in the midwest and west US.

For instance, where I work, the average commute for most of the people I personally know in this building (~20 people), I...
09-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 531
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You have a lot of conflicting, exclusive...

You have a lot of conflicting, exclusive requirements. The upright trikes you describe that he thinks he wants are going to be heavy, slow, and tip over easily at any kind of speed.

If he wants...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,539
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time...

I have to admit to occasionally taking my time accelerating through an intersection after coming to a full stop. I know it annoys the cars, but I kinda hope they realize that supporting a change like...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The thing is that bikes have been around long...

The thing is that bikes have been around long enough that most of these already have some solution or another. Barr mitts allow you to wear light gloves to still stay warm and effectively operate...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,163
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My solution to old/winter commuting is a...

My solution to old/winter commuting is a velomobile. I'm lucky that the local county is very good about plowing the snow quickly and salting roads.

The infrastructure is ....ok... better than...
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,355
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of...

Same with my shop. The first time I asked one of them to help me unload the velo, the whole shop came out to look at it for 5 minutes. :D
09-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Agreed on the recumbent. If your friend just...

Agreed on the recumbent. If your friend just wants a temporary replacement before getting back on an upright bike, there are some less expensive 'entry level' trikes, like the Terratrike Rambler....
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,419
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My behavior in my motorized vehicles is about the...

My behavior in my motorized vehicles is about the same as it is on my bikes. I slow to the point where I can stop in less than 3 feet if need be. If there is no traffic, I continue through. If there...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Congrats on both the biking and retiring. ...

Congrats on both the biking and retiring.

Now you can really start putting in some miles! ;)
08-26-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,344
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Exactly. The drivers around here get constantly...

Exactly. The drivers around here get constantly reminded of that, particularly in the city of Layton. There are "Bikes may use full lane" signs all over the place to keep reminding them. :D
08-20-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By Notso_fastLane

All reflective material use the principal of a...

All reflective material use the principal of a corner reflector (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corner_reflector). As long as the light being reflected is from the car, it will be visible.
08-20-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,503
Views: 106,392
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a boat launch right off the major bike...

There's a boat launch right off the major bike trail here, but that's ~35 miles away. Relatively flat, but I won't have time to get down and back this weekend. :(

I also don't know how busy it is,...
08-19-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,283
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Some kind of reflective surfaces are important...

Some kind of reflective surfaces are important for side visibility. Lights are a must at night. My tail light is also a reflector, but I don't have anything reflective on the front currently. My...
08-18-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,576
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For those who don't need prescriptions, I like...

For those who don't need prescriptions, I like the Home Depot or Lowes safety glasses. I used to use them inside my motorcycle helmet as well.
...
08-11-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,698
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Keep in mind your computer will probably read...

Keep in mind your computer will probably read high because it's also feeling the sun (like you). The official temp can be 15-20F lower than what you're actually experiencing, especially with direct...
Forum: Foo
08-10-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,200
Posted By Notso_fastLane

remember kids: Crack kills.

remember kids: Crack kills.
Forum: Commuting
08-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Quite a few people swear by Boeshield for decent...

Quite a few people swear by Boeshield for decent lubricating, but superior protection. I haven't used it on my bicycle chains, but I do use it on my weapons (swords, axes, and knives) collection and...
08-06-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just slipped away? Sorry, couldn't resist. ...

Just slipped away?

Sorry, couldn't resist.

I'll see myself out. ;)
Forum: Foo
08-06-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,069
Posted By Notso_fastLane

ROFL I lived about 4 miles from the...

ROFL


I lived about 4 miles from the Boeing facility in Everett. Loved that area. It's high on our list (probably the Marysville or Mukilteo area) for where we move when we retire.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,300
Posted By Notso_fastLane

No, that's civil engineers. ;) I build the...

No, that's civil engineers. ;)

I build the weapons part, unfortunately.
08-04-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,011
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just for the record, this is scientifically...

Just for the record, this is scientifically inaccurate in pretty much every way. It is factually incorrect.

Thanks for playing, though.
07-30-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, I see this all the time around here. ...

Yeah, I see this all the time around here.

It's funny how drivers will stay behind a tractor going 15 mph for MILES, and just pile up, without even trying to pass.

Those same drivers will bomb...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,300
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same. Aircraft structures.

Same. Aircraft structures.
Forum: Foo
07-28-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, we got three foster kittens now that are...

Yeah, we got three foster kittens now that are scheduled for their spay/neuter next weekend. We get them back for a few days of recovery before they will be adopted into their furrever homes.

I'm...
Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This thread requires pictures. ;)

This thread requires pictures. ;)
07-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,983
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I spent 8 years in Dumb****istan...aka Kansas. I...

I spent 8 years in Dumb****istan...aka Kansas. I can help with that. ;)
Forum: Foo
07-22-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Notso_fastLane

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x270/velo_me_sm01_bd4b640a1f3f6eea0ff9d049da20cdc50b26220b.jpg
07-21-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,631
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I didn't do my birthday ride on my b-day. I...

I didn't do my birthday ride on my b-day. I figure plus or minus a week is close enough. :)
07-21-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,631
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just heard about this recently, and did it for...

I just heard about this recently, and did it for the first time this year, my 52nd.
07-20-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,983
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Feel free to report the license to the Close Call...

Feel free to report the license to the Close Call Database: https://www.facebook.com/Close-Call-Database-637576503038069/
07-20-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,983
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Congratulations, you found a Karen. ;) I...

Congratulations, you found a Karen. ;)

I wish I could say they are a rare sighting.
07-01-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,125
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels,...

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels, the combination of weight and aerodynamics means it coasts down really slowly. I can be cruising at ~22 mph and if I see a red light ahead, I'll...
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's why I plan to get one or two young and...

That's why I plan to get one or two young and hand raise them. They are really tame and friendly if they are hand raised. :)

But yes, otherwise, they are one of the meaner birds out there.
06-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,158
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once....

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once. I was going downhill, about 40 mph, and I think he just didn't realize how fast I was closing on him.
06-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,011
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing...

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing (although they almost all will tend to fog up glasses), but not all facemasks are created equally. There are even some specifically designed to make it...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,677
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We won't keep these three. Don't get me...

We won't keep these three.

Don't get me wrong, I'm gonna cry when we take them back for adoption, that's a foregone conclusion. ;)

But we just bought a house, and there's too much for a kitten...
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