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Forum: Foo
09-23-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 338
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: 12
Views: 152
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,263
Posted By Notso_fastLane

1) Boardgaming: ...

1) Boardgaming:
https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Wylann
Don't get to do it much these days, so I play over the computer (or mostly just play computer games).

2) Motorcycle racing:
...
09-23-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You can't fix stupid. It often takes care of...

You can't fix stupid. It often takes care of itself, though. ;)
09-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,348
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most of them try to. I have taken to stopping,...

Most of them try to. I have taken to stopping, with my bike angled in towards the curb, and forcing them out closer to traffic. It hopefully makes the point, but if not, they are the ones putting...
09-23-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 272
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: Foo
09-22-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same (when I lived in Tucson). I had a...

Same (when I lived in Tucson). I had a pomegranate and grapefruit that I would give away baskets to the neighbors because it was just too much for just me and my wife. :)

Not sure about the apple...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 178
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I probably would not on an occasion like that. I...

I probably would not on an occasion like that. I have in the past, when my bicycle was my only transport, though.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 737
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pretty much the same for me. I've always been a...

Pretty much the same for me. I've always been a bit of an environmentalist, but wouldn't call that my main reason for bike commuting. I've always considered the exercise the biggest and most...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
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...
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By Notso_fastLane

They are expensive, but for me, I wouldn't even...

They are expensive, but for me, I wouldn't even think about it most days without my velomobile. Fully enclosed drive train keeps the salt off it. It's ~15-20F warmer than ambient when I get warmed...
Forum: Commuting
09-17-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I know some motorcyclists that think the same way...

I know some motorcyclists that think the same way about lane filtering/splitting since they passed that here in UT.

I'd rather the drivers get used to it. I haven't had any issues with it yet, but...
09-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,413
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I really hope you're right

I really hope you're right
09-17-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,413
Posted By Notso_fastLane

So your argument is we shouldn't outlaw drinking...

So your argument is we shouldn't outlaw drinking and driving either?
09-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
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...
09-16-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Which? The racing trikes in the above post, or...

Which? The racing trikes in the above post, or trikes in general?

For the record, they are a ton of fun to ride compared to a normal bike, although I still prefer two wheels because I like to lean...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
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: 6
Views: 253
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, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,780
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My commute is 6 miles in, which is a constant,...

My commute is 6 miles in, which is a constant, gradual uphill where I usually average 10-12 mph. I'm still pretty sweaty when I get in, but just wash up and change clothes.

I almost never go...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
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...
09-15-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The Hase trikes are more upright, and sporty, but...

The Hase trikes are more upright, and sporty, but they are pricey. I'm saving up for a pair for my wife and I to be able to ride together. Hase trikes can be hooked together to make a tandem. :)
Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,975
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The new H2 is pretty insane too. ...

The new H2 is pretty insane too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_n7ru1e-rg

I rode one of the 750 triples back in the 80s (I think the model was ~76, so it was about 10 years old at the time)....
09-14-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,536
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
09-14-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It depends on how quickly he changed lanes and...

It depends on how quickly he changed lanes and what other traffic was there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkJI68zAXwA
09-11-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,560
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm not arguing that point. But what most states...

I'm not arguing that point. But what most states allow, and what is generally taught to drivers (which probably hasn't changed much since the 60s) are two different, sometimes vastly different,...
09-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,560
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would take a small exception to this. The...

I would take a small exception to this.

The standard (that someone would have learned in driver's ed) is to use your left hand, and raise your hand up. That's the 'standard' right turn signal....
09-02-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,561
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is true. It's also true that having a...

This is true. It's also true that having a centralized database would be nice (the closecalldatabase used to do this). On at least one occasion, law enforcement was given multiple recorded incidences...
09-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a guy with a fat trike in the Fairbanks...

There's a guy with a fat trike in the Fairbanks area, and that actually looks fun in the winter. :D
09-02-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 406
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 586
Posted By Notso_fastLane

As many have said already, and I'm going to...

As many have said already, and I'm going to reiterate. The most visible part of a bicycle is not the bike, but the rider. This applies pretty much from any angle. Also, it's easier to find hi viz...
09-01-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,277
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: Foo
08-27-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm going to second this. Find a good fund...

I'm going to second this. Find a good fund manager. Ask if they are a fiduciary (this means they should be managing your accounts to optimize it for your needs, not for their fees). At one point,...
08-27-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 749
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'd like to say "you'd be surprised", but...

I'd like to say "you'd be surprised", but probably not. ;)

I like to tell people I'd wear my full motorcycle leathers if I could do it and not have heat stroke.....
08-26-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,339
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My normal commuter is a recumbent. When the...

My normal commuter is a recumbent.

When the temps dip into the 50s, I'll ride the velomobile. It's got three wheels, and is almost fully enclosed, so I can ride it in snow/icy conditions. I also...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
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: 2,795
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
Forum: Commuting
08-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,129
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you don't want to wear one, that's fine...

If you don't want to wear one, that's fine (stupid, but fine) and your decision. I just don't like all the people trying to justify it with bogus stats and inaccurate, or downright misleading,...
08-25-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,795
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think the closecalldatabase is offline,...

I think the closecalldatabase is offline, unfortunately.

Cyliq has their site, but I don't know if they allow non-cycliq video to be uploaded.

The other good thing about making that call is...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's ok. I'm a desert ratt, so I'm not fond of...

It's ok. I'm a desert ratt, so I'm not fond of the winters, and even though I don't drink much, the liquor laws here are atrociously annoying.

Enough to drive me to drink. ;)

Weather's nice...
Forum: Foo
08-24-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 511
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Speaking as a desert ratt that loves AZ summers:...

Speaking as a desert ratt that loves AZ summers: I love the Seattle area.

When I retire, it will be a real tossup between Tucson and Seattle. If you are looking in the Sedona area, check out...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,587
Posted By Notso_fastLane

52 YO. Direct commute is 6 miles. I usually...

52 YO.

Direct commute is 6 miles. I usually go straight to work in the mornings, but almost never go straight home. Commute home is rarely less than 12 miles.

Longest commute I had was in my...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Roughly 5% of motorcycle accidents are from the...

Roughly 5% of motorcycle accidents are from the motorcycle being rear-ended while stopped:
https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/motorcycle-accidents-common-causes-30330.html

I couldn't find...
08-20-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,048
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.
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just put the laptop in the back of my...

I just put the laptop in the back of my velomobile. ;)

I don't think my laptop case will fit on the back of my bike with the current built in panniers. I will have to find my old specialized set...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,768
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Your info is a few years out of date. I mostly...

Your info is a few years out of date. I mostly know this because I also ride motorcycles and have been involved with lane filtering advocacy for motorcycles in 3 different states. :)

CA officially...
08-20-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 102,642
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: 1,048
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: 81
Views: 2,360
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.
...
08-13-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,684
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I find a handlebar mirror is enough for me. On...

I find a handlebar mirror is enough for me. On the recumbent, I occasionally wish I had one on both sides, but it's rare enough I need it on the right that I haven't bothered. It's quite a bit harder...
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think Actionbents in the US went out of...

I think Actionbents in the US went out of business around 2010. I only know this because I bought one of the last stock from the former owner of Actionbents (in Seattle) that he was selling on ebay...
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