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02-22-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,556
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Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been trying to find a business around here...

I've been trying to find a business around here with a turkey on the sign....still looking. :)
Forum: Foo
02-22-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been known to have a little fun in airplanes...

I've been known to have a little fun in airplanes (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1193337-craziest-most-fun-thing-you-ve-ever-done.html). :)

If you ever wanna go dogfight after you get your...
02-22-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,238
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think it's time for a Mr. Bill clause with this...

I think it's time for a Mr. Bill clause with this one.
Forum: Commuting
02-22-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 961
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The chain on my recumbent bike lasted me nearly 5...

The chain on my recumbent bike lasted me nearly 5 years, about 7k miles. I don't know if I'm easy on chains (I tend to spin high RPMs and not mash) or I should have checked it more frequently. I did...
02-22-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 155,813
Posted By Notso_fastLane

9 miles, my easy loop. I think I finally got all...

9 miles, my easy loop. I think I finally got all the chainline issues sorted in the velo. I love having a velo, especially in the winter, but damn is it hard to work on.
02-22-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 721
Posted By Notso_fastLane

BF doesn't disappoint. I knew before clicking...

BF doesn't disappoint. I knew before clicking that the 'no's would be winning. :D
02-19-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I forgot about our local velodrome. I think it's...

I forgot about our local velodrome. I think it's open now (they were just starting construction when I moved here in 2018).

I need to go check it out when the weather is nicer. I'll take the velo...
Forum: Foo
02-18-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,514
Posted By Notso_fastLane

FYI: The thread title is 3 words too long. ;)

FYI: The thread title is 3 words too long. ;)
02-17-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,613
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Not sure how to quantify that for me. I switched...

Not sure how to quantify that for me. I switched entirely to recumbent 10 years ago (bike and velomobile).
02-17-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,088
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Also, wearing a hi-viz shirt/jacket does squat...

Also, wearing a hi-viz shirt/jacket does squat for those of us on recumbents (or worse, velomobiles!). I wonder how they will deal with that? I have a large reflective red section on the back of my...
02-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,088
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Montana to require hi Vis clothing for cyclists.

https://montanafreepress.org/2021/01/26/proposing-new-road-rules-for-cyclists/

IMO, it's a bit of good, but a lot of bad. Requiring lighting - good. Requiring a 3 foot passing distance - good....
02-16-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 155,813
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Planned on ~15 miles, but my chain broke at 3.5. ...

Planned on ~15 miles, but my chain broke at 3.5.

Guess I know what I'm working on this weekend. :(
02-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 720
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pelotaunt (SNL Skit)

I laughed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CwNpMmUfY&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Commuting
02-15-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Well, this one includes recording, similar to the...

Well, this one includes recording, similar to the Cycliq.
02-15-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, it's 'funny' how even though you're...

Yeah, it's 'funny' how even though you're literally the only one on the road, a driver will often look right past/through as if you're not there, simply because they aren't expecting anything.
02-15-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,225
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I only have two bikes. My recumbent I bought in...

I only have two bikes. My recumbent I bought in 2011 and specifically upgraded to the disc brake version because the primary use for this bike was commuting when I lived in Seattle. I wanted good,...
Forum: Recumbent
02-14-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Notso_fastLane

orad Bike vs. Velomobile

Great video highlighting the differences in performance. From our friends ar GCN. (and apparently, I can't type, can a mod fix the title please).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT_tpJlKkJs
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I laughed.

I laughed.
Forum: Foo
02-10-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 404,315
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I love AZ (my home) sunsets.

I love AZ (my home) sunsets.
Forum: Recumbent
02-10-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,988
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Mine is a 559 rear, 406 front and it took some...

Mine is a 559 rear, 406 front and it took some getting used to the twitchiness of the steering, but now, I see it as being agile. I only wish it were under-seat steering (USS) instead of a tiller,...
Forum: Commuting
02-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The system I'm looking at for my velo is actually...

The system I'm looking at for my velo is actually less expensive, and wired, so there's no lag. Plus, it's a front & rear camera with a display. It's less expensive, partly because it's intended for...
02-10-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is true of many MUPs, which is nice. I've...

This is true of many MUPs, which is nice. I've ridden most of the Loop around Tucson (although they now finished it, after I moved away), and there are stretches where pedestrians and families are...
02-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 155,813
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Only did ten miles last night. I didn't have a...

Only did ten miles last night. I didn't have a lot of time, and just wanted to stretch my legs a bit. Probably won't get to go again until tomorrow, so today is likely a day off.
02-09-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm not aware of any that are cycle only. That...

I'm not aware of any that are cycle only. That seems, unfortunately, like something very few cities would do. I have been on some (around the Seattle area) that were marked such that peds were...
02-09-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,805
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, the only place I've been where I would say...

Yeah, the only place I've been where I would say an actual majority of people on bikes (most were not 'cyclists' in the sense that we generally think of them) were terrible was NYC. I had several...
02-09-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This shows the brand/system used on my Strada: ...

This shows the brand/system used on my Strada:
https://en.velomobiel.nl/quest/technische_gegevens.php
02-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 722
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Near miss right in front of me.

I was at a t-intersection, turning left (I was on the through direction). The car coming from the left had a stop sign. He stopped, but was focussed on me in my velomobile. I paused in the left turn...
02-08-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nice. Where is this heaven on earth? :)

Nice. Where is this heaven on earth? :)
02-08-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,238
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Man, I if I was back in AZ, I know where a flock...

Man, I if I was back in AZ, I know where a flock of turkeys regularly hang out.
02-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 155,813
Posted By Notso_fastLane

40 miles Saturday. It was chilly, temps in the...

40 miles Saturday. It was chilly, temps in the upper 30s(F) and I think it maybe got to 42. Antelope Island is surprisingly 1) large, 2) hilly!

I did see a herd of 6 bison. :)
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Rearview camera

Coming soon.

I can see possibly getting one of these when it hits the market. Especially in my case, riding a recumbent and a velomobile, it's hard to look back, although the velo has really good...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I worked at Boeing, they had to build...

When I worked at Boeing, they had to build parking garages (4 level, I think).

It was faster for me to bike to work than to drive, when included the trek across the parking lot. Also, we had two...
02-05-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,700
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The faster one goes (and more importantly, the...

The faster one goes (and more importantly, the faster one accelerates/decelerates) the more pronounced this effect becomes.

My favorite speed run around is about 1/2 mile straight with a 50 mph...
02-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,700
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Also note that there are power saving settings in...

Also note that there are power saving settings in phones that allow for less accurate GPS readings to save power. Some phones, this is automatic depending on if the phone is plugged in, below a...
02-05-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,238
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Holy crap that's a travesty. TBF, there are still...

Holy crap that's a travesty. TBF, there are still a few areas around here that still look like that. I'm pretty sure the ones I'm thinking of, they didn't actually do anything to widen, improve, or...
02-05-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The Fizik fit about the same as my normal (I use...

The Fizik fit about the same as my normal (I use MTB style shoes) size 44. First pass, I just slipped the Polar Felt into them. It works for me without being too tight, so I just wear them that way....
Forum: Foo
02-04-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 404,315
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Our current foster. Considering she was feral 4...

Our current foster. Considering she was feral 4 months ago, she's becoming quite the housecat. She's starting to like being pampered. :)...
Forum: Foo
02-04-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 510
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Felicitations, Hondo. I'll be there in May myself.

Felicitations, Hondo. I'll be there in May myself.
02-04-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,184
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I tried a bunch of solutions with normal bike...

I tried a bunch of solutions with normal bike shoes, but eventually I just broke down and spent the money on some winter specific shoes.

Worth it.

I added some liners in the sole, and while my...
02-04-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Look for motorcycle heated gloves. They are also...

Look for motorcycle heated gloves. They are also designed for using hand controls, so should have the dexterity you need. They will be pricey, but they will also include much better hand protection...
02-04-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,135
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Or on bike forums. ;)

Or on bike forums. ;)
Forum: Foo
02-03-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That may be the most Irish thing I have ever seen...

That may be the most Irish thing I have ever seen (and I've been to Ireland). ;)
Forum: Commuting
02-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,055
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The variable tail like is likely one of these: ...

The variable tail like is likely one of these:
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/518151
Forum: Commuting
02-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,013
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, this is more or less what I do. I've not...

Yeah, this is more or less what I do. I've not been going every day, but I average a bit more miles/week still.
02-03-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,619
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The only time I take advantage of niceholes is at...

The only time I take advantage of niceholes is at MUP street crossings, and only under the following conditions:
1) There is either no other traffic, or drivers in both directions have stopped...
02-03-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,285
Views: 155,813
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same. My wife wanted eggdrop soup from the...

Same. My wife wanted eggdrop soup from the chinese place around the corner (about 1.5 miles away).

...I took the long way. ;)
02-02-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,263
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nice thing about a velomobile, I wear what I...

Nice thing about a velomobile, I wear what I would wear on a normal bike down to about 40F. In the velo, I'm still comfortable down into single digits.
02-02-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,556
Views: 119,238
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Ooh. that's gonna be a tough one! Maybe.

Ooh. that's gonna be a tough one! Maybe.
Forum: Foo
02-02-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,458
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've recently been classified as a essential...

I've recently been classified as a essential worker (I think they put all govt employees and contractors into that group now), and I volunteered, but haven't heard anything about being on the list.
...
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 404,315
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The picture isn't that spectacular, but it's not...

The picture isn't that spectacular, but it's not often you get a clear view of a porcupine in the wild like this. He has his face tucked into his front paws, and was trying to be invisible here....
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