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Forum: Commuting
09-16-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,091
Posted By vrkelley

MMach5 I too am recovering from a side-swipe hit...

MMach5 I too am recovering from a side-swipe hit from 2010. 2 surguries later, I am still not on the streets..God Speed.
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,282
Posted By vrkelley

Sorry to hear that PLU, what did the Dr. say? How...

Sorry to hear that PLU, what did the Dr. say? How is your back/neck?

When granny right-hooked me on her spree to Walgreens, I didn't feel I was hurt that bad. That was 6mo.s ago. Dr. says no...
Forum: BMX
07-05-10, 10:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By vrkelley

There's a 60 year old guy in this thread that can...

There's a 60 year old guy in this thread that can probably outride us all

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?653355-Too-old
Forum: BMX
07-05-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By vrkelley

Wow! Inspiring! I'm still recovering from my...

Wow! Inspiring! I'm still recovering from my latest crash...Enjoy!
Forum: BMX
07-05-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By vrkelley

fat old guy classes? just get out there and start...

fat old guy classes? just get out there and start f*rting around...it'll all come back
06-27-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By vrkelley

Hey we missed that one! How was the ride? How...

Hey we missed that one! How was the ride? How about posting a route map.
Forum: BMX
06-27-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,011
Posted By vrkelley

Some of us are out riding, others (like me) are...

Some of us are out riding, others (like me) are sleep'n off the pain klller from the last crash! :D
Forum: BMX
06-27-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By vrkelley

Exactly. work on your balance, and going limp as...

Exactly. work on your balance, and going limp as you go into the fall.
Forum: BMX
06-27-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,536
Posted By vrkelley

Well let's just say you're old enough to stay...

Well let's just say you're old enough to stay perm. injured....so you'll need to be proactive. Work in improving reflex time and also bring back that kid-chick out instinct (that saved your hide more...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-10, 10:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,298
Posted By vrkelley

Welcome back. I'm still recovering from my...

Welcome back. I'm still recovering from my car/bike crash (yes the driver was ticketed). My back, shoulder and arm are still screwed up. Yeah, slowly...hang in there!
Forum: Commuting
04-18-10, 08:19 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,030
Posted By vrkelley

My biggest barrier is my small size. A 250#guy...

My biggest barrier is my small size. A 250#guy has way more visibility than someone half his size.
04-18-10, 07:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,874
Posted By vrkelley

Recovering from a recent Right Hook Accident....

Recovering from a recent Right Hook Accident. Always lie down (even though the adrenline says "I'm OK!" Wait for the police and see a lawyer if the driver was at fault/ticketed.

In my case, the...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-10, 02:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,508
Posted By vrkelley

SPD all the way with multi-release clips for...

SPD all the way with multi-release clips for quick 'escapes'
04-18-10, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By vrkelley

Still recovering from the car/bike accident....

Still recovering from the car/bike accident. Thanks for the advice. Any other takers (advice from other riders)?
Forum: Commuting
04-18-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,510
Posted By vrkelley

Instead of hacking away...Just sell it and get a...

Instead of hacking away...Just sell it and get a real saddle that will work for you.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,444
Posted By vrkelley

How Do I read this Topo Map--Minutes/Seconds

How do i read the degrees/minutes/seconds etc to know elevation on a topo map. Here is a link to the map that is in question:


http://www.trails.com/topomap.aspx?trailid=BGW063-004
04-18-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,703
Posted By vrkelley

I get kids cheering out the windows as the school...

I get kids cheering out the windows as the school bus passes!
04-04-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By vrkelley

An on-board camera is a very good idea. Make sure...

An on-board camera is a very good idea. Make sure it can get the license plate
04-04-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,075
Posted By vrkelley

I've encountered several near-misses with the...

I've encountered several near-misses with the ByrneInvent (red and blue jersey). Weaving, passing, and forcing oncoming strollers, and bikers out of the way. They totally ignore hails to 'watch it'.
Forum: BMX
04-01-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By vrkelley

Great...don't let 'em tell you you're too old....

Great...don't let 'em tell you you're too old. Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 693
Posted By vrkelley

How about this for a bike helmet?

The military always seems to come up with practical ideas. Are there helmets out there that have the visor attached...simiilar to Prince Harry's helmet?
...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By vrkelley

I don't fuss with any stands. More stuff! If...

I don't fuss with any stands. More stuff! If you've got a bike rack on the back of your car, it works perfectly. If you've got a portable indoor trainer, they are also nice for wheel repairs. You can...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By vrkelley

I asked a couple of drivers...they had no clue

I asked a couple of drivers...they had no clue
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,857
Posted By vrkelley

Hey are you still working there?

Hey are you still working there?
Forum: Commuting
03-24-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,090
Posted By vrkelley

:lol: Good luck with that!

:lol: Good luck with that!
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 239,772
Posted By vrkelley

Still off the bike from recent car/bike accident....

Still off the bike from recent car/bike accident. Weather is getting nice too!
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,727
Posted By vrkelley

To the op, yeah the traffic lights sure burn up...

To the op, yeah the traffic lights sure burn up time
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,068
Posted By vrkelley

The lock didn't stop the thief and employer...

The lock didn't stop the thief and employer claimed the camera didn't have film. Lesson learned...park the bike as close to my cube as possible.
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,774
Posted By vrkelley

My next rig!

My next rig!
Forum: Commuting
03-22-10, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,671
Posted By vrkelley

Northwave waterproof MTB shoes are great! Easy to...

Northwave waterproof MTB shoes are great! Easy to walk in. Before that, I tried to make my own shoe by drilling out the place for the cleat. The screws didn't stay tight and clipping in and out felt...
03-21-10, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By vrkelley

It depends on the reaction. Knowing that some...

It depends on the reaction. Knowing that some Seattle bikers chase down offending drivers and beat the heck out of their cars --then take off at the light --- seems to be a good deterrant. [not...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By vrkelley

Sometimes cars pull wait and then pull right out...

Sometimes cars pull wait and then pull right out in front to me--seeing but then misjudging my speed. Other times a car will ride along side me for several blocks presumably clocking my speed befor...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By vrkelley

Right, while turning left, the arm has to be...

Right, while turning left, the arm has to be straight out for about 100' before you actually turn (not always possible). No bobbing. Also you are looking in the direction that you turn so the driver...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By vrkelley

The driver that Right Hooked me said she...

The driver that Right Hooked me said she misjudged my speed. I was accelerating aggressively to begin an ascent. However, at the time she turned right into me, I was probably going about 15mph.
...
03-21-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,070
Posted By vrkelley

To the Op: Nature will take it's course. As a...

To the Op: Nature will take it's course. As a cyclist in hi vis gear, you are an easy target for the cops. Easy to watch, follow, film, and ticket.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,844
Posted By vrkelley

Nice ride!

Nice ride!
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By vrkelley

If you are white, it was definitely white...

If you are white, it was definitely white discrimination.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,365
Posted By vrkelley

How do you tell drivers your speed?

While the cars are passing, turning or waiting for you...how do the drivers perceive your velocity? Is there a way to tell drivers your speed?

So...if you're spinning 120 RPMs...do they perseive...
03-21-10, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By vrkelley

How can I help the driver know/judge my speed?

Big mystery, How do drivers judge a bike's velocity? If drivers have bad depth perception, how can I proactively convey my speed to avoid hits?
03-21-10, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,748
Posted By vrkelley

Glad you both are feeling better. Yesterday, was...

Glad you both are feeling better. Yesterday, was my first day out on the bike. Lots of back and hand pain. Luckily we just rode on the bike trail. I'm not sure I'm ready for the cars wizzing by right...
03-20-10, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By vrkelley

Well it couldn't hurt to carry a few hard cooked...

Well it couldn't hurt to carry a few hard cooked eggs for a few return-volleys. Heh Heh Heh and they get better with age!
Forum: Commuting
03-20-10, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 575
Posted By vrkelley

Those pads that prevent chairs from wrecking...

Those pads that prevent chairs from wrecking floors work well. Also you can get sticky back cork pads that work OK.
03-20-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By vrkelley

I mentioned in another thread that an elderly...

I mentioned in another thread that an elderly lady gave me the right hook 2 weeks ago.

Everyone is saying 'See? You shouldn't be out there! Drivers just aren't looking" I have to point out that...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By vrkelley

The softshells are great but not as durable. I...

The softshells are great but not as durable. I swithed to the Altura jacket instead. In the US an equivilent is the Endura. Very nice...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,774
Posted By vrkelley

Safe beer transport is a must! :D

Safe beer transport is a must! :D
Forum: Commuting
03-19-10, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By vrkelley

Gotta go with what works! Cross training really...

Gotta go with what works! Cross training really helps your ability to do other sports by building lung, and vascular. If you are sprinting and doing alot of fast riding, you also probably have more...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By vrkelley

The truth is stranger than fiction. Glad no one...

The truth is stranger than fiction. Glad no one was injured in either incident! Can't cure stupid, but you can sure try to dodge it.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By vrkelley

Wow. Sorry to hear that.

Wow. Sorry to hear that.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,937
Posted By vrkelley

My husband just bought the Pearl Izumi Vagabond...

My husband just bought the Pearl Izumi Vagabond M4 Mountain Bike Shoe...it's pretty good. The PI men's 48 fits size 13...is nice and wide but you'll need to add a bootie.

REI stores sell...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By vrkelley

Catching up...Haven't been on the forum...cuz I...

Catching up...Haven't been on the forum...cuz I sleep alot.

When asked, why didn't you tell me to soak in Epsom salt every night? The reply was, people don't take our advice so we don't give it. ...
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