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07-30-20, 06:05 AM
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Posted By flangehead

Bike Track Took. Next: Low-water dam

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BMX track at the Gathering Place in Tulsa, currently...
07-27-20, 03:09 PM
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Views: 581
Posted By flangehead

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.

You use flat pedals. Good luck with either.
07-26-20, 07:03 PM
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Views: 1,882
Posted By flangehead

3: nuts 4: just right 5: nuts

3: nuts
4: just right
5: nuts
07-25-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By flangehead

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have...

I use a Take-A-Look mounted on my helmet. I have it on the right because I have left-mounted bar-end mirrors on some bikes. Probably better to put it on the left.

It takes a week or so to get...
07-25-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By flangehead

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA? I looked at it...

Sharp Park Road, Paifica, CA?

I looked at it on Google Maps and (at least eastbound first portion) the shoulder looks like my daily commute, except I have very flat and mostly straight. I'm doing...
07-24-20, 07:15 PM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

For consideration

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Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By flangehead

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:...

Mostly ditto of Gresp15C‘s post. A few variances:

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
I use a touring bike without a chain guard. I bind my pants...
07-23-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,433
Posted By flangehead

I see similar shoulder in several of the shots....

I see similar shoulder in several of the shots. What’s it like? Gravel over soil? Does it get soft after a rain?
07-22-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

New Mission

Dedicated to my mother, who was a geologist.

Next mission: An unusual or smaller-scale geologic feature such as an intrusive dike, a fault, obvious stratigraphy at a road cut, lava flow, fossils,...
07-20-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 662
Posted By flangehead

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at...

The benefit that matters for me is a shower at work. A locker is a real fringe benefit, also.
07-19-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Boston Stack Connection

I've been indisposed of late and can't get to the fire. And it may be a while for me to get there by bike...

The first thing that went into my head on the smokestack mission was this, which is way...
07-19-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,433
Posted By flangehead

Names

The OP is proposing a name and I haven't seen much discussion of that in this thread so far. I am not a deep student of the subject, but a couple of notes and my thoughts (pulling details from...
07-11-20, 07:13 AM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Clip Clip. Next: Hospital

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Barber school....
07-07-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Adding mr_bill clause: Hikebikerun, it's been a...

Adding mr_bill clause: Hikebikerun, it's been a couple of days and no movement. I've got to say that I used "insects" in the common sense of the word, so I think you fulfilled the mission. (Sort of...
07-03-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Next Mission: Insect Nest

I'm going to mash up some of the recent missions. I was late to the little library, but I did make it. At the base of it was a red fire ant nest:
...
07-03-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Bookending Bad Bridges

The problem I've had with this mission is that if it is a functioning bridge, it better not be questionable for the service (as with subgrade's submission). So I'll provide two situations that I...
07-02-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,329
Posted By flangehead

I voted general mountain to represent fully rigid...

I voted general mountain to represent fully rigid steel, 2” tire width, flat bar, wide gearing range.
06-30-20, 09:26 PM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned...

I like the mission. There are a lot of abandoned or decaying bridges around. Another reason to have a light weight bike...don’t collapse the bridge.....

Next mission: a bridge of questionable...
06-26-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Rotondas

Rotondas in Santa Cruz Bolivia, when I lived there, had traffic lights on the traffic circle; not at the entrance, but on the circle. During peak hours, the whole thing would just lock up tight as a...
06-25-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Mission from cyccommute: Landscaping used to make...

Mission from cyccommute: Landscaping used to make a sculpture. If it takes a while to figure out what it is, all the better.

...
06-24-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,317
Posted By flangehead

The situation is a little more complicated...

The situation is a little more complicated (https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-ICU-capacity-could-be-exceeded-Thursday-15363724.php ) but I agree with your...
06-19-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By flangehead

Thanks; update

mr_bill, thanks for the MUTCD and NACTO references. When I finally get through to someone I'll post outcome. Don't hold your breath.



My status is that I still haven't been able to talk to...
06-18-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,980
Posted By flangehead

Physics says 99% of the time the...

Physics says 99% of the time the damage/pain/death is the cyclist’s.

I understand your question is legal but a reminder where the impact lies.

Stay out of the door zone.
06-17-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,438
Posted By flangehead

Moots Tandem

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I bought it used. Early 90s.
06-14-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Pothole Posted. Next: Alignment Shop

This is probably not too impressive for those of you with freeze/thaw cycles, but down here we're able to get some fairly lousy roads without resorting to temperature extremes:
...
06-10-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By flangehead

When I have to leave my bike overnight at my...

When I have to leave my bike overnight at my work, I take the front wheel off and leave it in the office. Work is in a low-crime area and bike is 30 years old; so far so good though high-end bikes...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,172
Posted By flangehead

Commuter Helmet

I am only speaking for myself. My objective is a safe commute; if being ugly helps me get noticed then that works.

My ideal commuting helmet:

Available in fluorescent green
Has attachment...
06-09-20, 11:01 AM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Breakaway

OK, my regularly scheduled grocery run is tonight, so if you have ganas to bag this one, you better get a move on... and both watermelon and blueberries were already on the list...
06-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,788
Posted By flangehead

Mosquito Repellent

Since this topic is fixing a flat outside, I'll toss in a lesson from my painful personal experience. It didn't show up as I scanned the replies so far.

As a cyclist, I really don't think about...
06-03-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,886
Posted By flangehead

I’m the intruder when cycling on a sidewalk. I...

I’m the intruder when cycling on a sidewalk. I generally avoid them.

In my area they are mostly 4 or 5 feet wide. I yield to any oncoming traffic by either stopping or pulling off the sidewalk. ...
06-02-20, 12:25 PM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Certainly not a moot point. The logo is...

Certainly not a moot point.

The logo is kinda fun too:

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06-02-20, 11:03 AM
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Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Wetland

OK, sprinting since Deal4Fuji tried to do a breakaway:

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This section of Addicks...
05-31-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By flangehead

So I take it a tickle is out of the question,...

So I take it a tickle is out of the question, right?

Your bike order may not be the best decision you’ve ever made but you don’t have a lot of time.

Apologies to Arlo.
05-26-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Tam Bao

Not real clear on what you're looking for. The following is at a Vietnamese Buddhist temple. I know very little about Buddhism and there was no one there when I went by to talk to. The inscription...
05-26-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,575
Posted By flangehead

A yield sign on the lesser road. Sight lines...

A yield sign on the lesser road. Sight lines matter a lot.
05-26-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,575
Posted By flangehead

Yes

OK, I can tell I'm the contrarian here. However, some newer riders may value a different perspective.

My context: I ride on suburban roads to get to places.

I always slow down for...
05-24-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By flangehead

One little detail extra I put in my bag: mosquito...

One little detail extra I put in my bag: mosquito repellent. (Have you ever tried to fix a flat while swatting mosquitoes? I have.)

The little foil packets last a long time, but not forever. ...
05-22-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Since it might generate significant discussion,...

Since it might generate significant discussion, I've posted the story in a separate "General Cycling" thread. Don't want to hijack this one.. we'll need room here for all the elephants, lions, tigers...
05-22-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Yeah, I toured around checking daycares, hobby...

Yeah, I toured around checking daycares, hobby stores and art stores. Clowns have taken a hard reputation hit.

I was toolin’ around a Jack in the Box and even they don’t have ol’ bubblehead on...
05-19-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

I did and I liked it

After graduating I lived in Holladay. I had a Raleigh Record that got me through college with normal wear and tear (i.e. lotsa), so I stripped it completely down, repainted it and built it back up....
05-18-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,084
Posted By flangehead

You Make Your Own Safety

“99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.”
― Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents (https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/18531022)

The statistics, if done "right", are made...
05-18-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Peloton DNF. Next Mission: Swimming Pool

I guess the peloton took a wrong turn (or playing hooky). I'm standing here on the podium all alone...

It is beginning to get hot down here. Highs in the 90's forecast for the week ahead.

Next...
05-16-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,416
Posted By flangehead

I have it on good authority that the camera man...

I have it on good authority that the camera man had a helment-mount mirror during the photo session to mitigate (but not completely eliminate) the risk of being run down by a cyclist on a Sunday...
05-14-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,029
Posted By flangehead

For final cleanup ...

For final cleanup


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05-14-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,849
Posted By flangehead

Fork Mount

I've had a fork mount crossbar for about 20 years and it has worked very well. I don't have my own picture of it but I snipped one from an ad (different brand; I doubt mine is available anymore).
...
05-12-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Hole Hack. Next: LBS

Traffic signal control wires coming out of the vault:

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Wires coming out of ground...
05-06-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Non-Entry: Blue Angels Coronavirus Flyover

This is a non-entry but I got a lucky shot I'd like to share. Though intended to cheer people up, it isn't funny.

The Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds are doing flyovers all over the US to honor...
05-01-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 92,489
Posted By flangehead

Current Mission

For clarity.
04-30-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By flangehead

We Can Have More Control Over Road Safety

Over in General, a few of us have been having fun with a photo scavenger hunt. The last posting was of a ghost bike, and in the course of the thread, I had posted (incidentally) a picture of a...
04-28-20, 11:37 AM
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