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06-05-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,134
Posted By harleyfrog

I have a dual-tube amber DLG and have gotten...

I have a dual-tube amber DLG and have gotten nothing but positive comments on 'em. I second the thought "if you like 'em, get 'em and forget what others say".
06-05-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,366
Posted By harleyfrog

I use a combination of reflective tape,...

I use a combination of reflective tape, reflective sidewall tires, and a dual-tube Down Low Glow (http://rockthebike.com/down-low-glow). Haven't had a problem with cars not seeing me at night.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By harleyfrog

Hi-Vis Yellow: The new black

Hi-Vis Yellow: The new black
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,983
Posted By harleyfrog

Check out the new Kona Dew Drop...

Check out the new Kona Dew Drop (http://www.konaworld.com/09_dewdrop_u.cfm). It's a hybrid (part of Kona's Dew series) but with drop bars. It ranks fairly high on my "Next Bike to Buy" list. ;)
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,641
Posted By harleyfrog

We do have our fair share of the North American...

We do have our fair share of the North American Whacko down here. Incidentally, the event I mentioned happened in a residential neighborhood. I'm just glad that it was at night and no children were...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

My first ride in the rain today and headwinds up...

My first ride in the rain today and headwinds up to 15mph. Temperature started off pretty nice, though, about 57° at around 8:00am, but it's suppose to go down today. Should be in the mid-to upper...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

You keep using that word. I do not think it means...

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. - Inigo Montoya :roflmao2: Sorry, just had to say it.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,252
Posted By harleyfrog

I notice a difference between 100psi (which is...

I notice a difference between 100psi (which is where I like to keep it) and 85-90psi on my 700x38c Specialized Nimbi (plural of Nimbus). The lower tire pressure makes me feel like I'm slogging...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

First commute to work in two months. Weather was...

First commute to work in two months. Weather was pleasant, clear skies, 52°, 89% humidity and little to no wind. Legs felt strong at the start but started to slack after the second half of the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,959
Posted By harleyfrog

I have one of these Greenfield kickstands and...

I have one of these Greenfield kickstands and love it. Very handy when loading/unloading my panniers.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 10:12 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,641
Posted By harleyfrog

+1 on DLG Not just side protection, but...

+1 on DLG Not just side protection, but all-around. I've noticed drivers going out of their way to give me room when they pass. :D In fact, there was one jackhole who nearly caused an accident...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

Been seriously slacking on my commutes since my...

Been seriously slacking on my commutes since my little aerobatic display back in November. Ah, well, may be tomorrow, most definitely this weekend.
01-13-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,025
Posted By harleyfrog

:roflmao2: That's good. My initial reaction...

:roflmao2:

That's good. My initial reaction to reading the title was, "You want to have sex on the saddle?" What? A new position? (Oh, the wealth of jokes this one conjures up. :lol:)
01-07-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,291
Posted By harleyfrog

Best Bicycling Quote, EVER!

‘A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-09, 08:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,523
Posted By harleyfrog

I have a Greenfield Rear Stabilizer...

I have a Greenfield Rear Stabilizer (http://www.greenfieldny.com/chart_bicycle.htm#stabilizer) on my bike and I love it. Very useful for when I have to lock/unlock my apartment door, load my...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,304
Posted By harleyfrog

I gotta twofer: Christmas and my birthday (Jan....

I gotta twofer: Christmas and my birthday (Jan. 1). Let's see, my haul includes: a Smartwool headliner and a pair of Smartwool PhD. socks, a new Nashbar jersey and cycling shorts, and a University...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 743
Posted By harleyfrog

Not entirely true. Eratosthenes...

Not entirely true. Eratosthenes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes) calculated the circumference of the earth with amazing accuracy considering the technology available at the time.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By harleyfrog

My wife did a program on Native American Stick...

My wife did a program on Native American Stick Ball (what they referred to as "Little Brother of War", or as we know it, LaCrosse). The Native Americans revered the turkey as a fierce warrior and...
12-18-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,513
Posted By harleyfrog

Pretty cool. I love anime, but now bicycle...

Pretty cool. I love anime, but now bicycle anime? Sweet. :thumb: I love the fact they used actual names (Trek, Tiagra, etc.); nice touch.
Forum: Commuting
12-18-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By harleyfrog

Geez, I must be the only one here that digs the...

Geez, I must be the only one here that digs the fog. Of course, my route takes me off most of the major roads, but short of being in the mountains, how often do you get to ride with her head...
12-18-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By harleyfrog

Dang, beat me to the joke. :lol: "Is that a tuba...

Dang, beat me to the joke. :lol: "Is that a tuba back there or just a large truck?"
12-18-08, 08:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,432
Posted By harleyfrog

I know the average motorist hasn't gotten much...

I know the average motorist hasn't gotten much "brighter", either. :lol:

And one more for the "You're headlights might be too bright if. . . " thread. You're headlights might be too bright if on...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-08, 07:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,441
Posted By harleyfrog

I have reflective sidewalls that are getting a...

I have reflective sidewalls that are getting a little dirty but the reflection is still fairly good. I've thought about trying some white wall cleaner...
12-17-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By harleyfrog

Oh, joy. :rolleyes: I took two years of French...

Oh, joy. :rolleyes: I took two years of French in high school and to this day the only thing I can say in French comes from an old Motown song. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
12-17-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,723
Posted By harleyfrog

So you'd get punished for other people's bad...

So you'd get punished for other people's bad behavior (lack of preparation)? That is twisted. I weep for her children.
Forum: Commuting
12-17-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

My wife and I went riding through the...

My wife and I went riding through the neighborhood last night in the fog looking at Christmas lights. Awesome ride. :thumb:
12-17-08, 08:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By harleyfrog

A Pre-Christmas Christmas Present

Okay, a little back story. A couple months ago I went in for an EGD (where they stick a flexible camera/scope down your throat) as part of a follow-up on some banding I had done to stop some...
12-17-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,432
Posted By harleyfrog

Here's a hint: ...

Here's a hint:

http://yehudamoon.com/images/strips/2008-09-10.gif

:lol:
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By harleyfrog

What would really be interesting is to compare...

What would really be interesting is to compare health statistics (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, health care costs, etc.) in nations that have high percentages of bicycling, walking and mass...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-08, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By harleyfrog

Study Shows Leaner Nations Bike, Walk, Take Mass Transit

From the "Well, duh" files.

http://www.sunherald.com/307/story/1015377-p2.html
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By harleyfrog

:roflmao2: Thanks, bro, that made me laugh....

:roflmao2: Thanks, bro, that made me laugh. :thumb:
12-12-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By harleyfrog

Very nice. That might be a project for our...

Very nice. That might be a project for our apartment. :thumb: What's the angle on those uprights?
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,258
Posted By harleyfrog

Surreal. Just, surreal. :lol: Great vid, Joey....

Surreal. Just, surreal. :lol: Great vid, Joey. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-11-08, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,742
Posted By harleyfrog

Somehow we missed the snow here in Biloxi. I...

Somehow we missed the snow here in Biloxi. I can't stand cold damp weather, and I grew up in Michigan. I'm glad I still have my wool top coat and fur bomber hat. :D Stay warm, bro.
Forum: Commuting
12-10-08, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,630
Posted By harleyfrog

If as if you needed another reason to ride a bicycle

Check out these crazy intersections (http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2006/11/incomprehensible-intersections.html). Some of them look like they were inspired by a bowl of spaghetti. I'm lucky my...
12-06-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,229
Posted By harleyfrog

I started wearing a helmet when I bought my first...

I started wearing a helmet when I bought my first bike (back in 1987). Never thought twice about it; it just made sense to me. :D
12-06-08, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By harleyfrog

Check out the Electra Royal 8 (classic looking...

Check out the Electra Royal 8 (classic looking Dutch-style) and the Commuter 8.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By harleyfrog

Once again, the God of Light dazzles us with his...

Once again, the God of Light dazzles us with his latest pictures. Well done, sir, well done. :thumb:

Note to self: Gotta hang out with this guy if I'm ever in the area. :D
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,018
Posted By harleyfrog

Bingo! A Brooks (or any leather saddle, for that...

Bingo! A Brooks (or any leather saddle, for that matter) should flex, but still give you support. When I bought my B17, it was very hard and taut, like a drumhead, but it flexed. After rubbing it...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By harleyfrog

As a hiker, I can tell you to look for a sternum...

As a hiker, I can tell you to look for a sternum strap and a hip belt to distribute the weight off your shoulders and on to your body and hips (which are better suited to carrying loads). Also check...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By harleyfrog

I would say Peter White is your best bet. Peter...

I would say Peter White is your best bet. Peter won't let a wheel leave his store without personally checking it himself, even if he didn't build the wheel. Also keep in mind that generator hubs...
12-06-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,143
Posted By harleyfrog

I love my Rominsen flashlights (I own two). ...

I love my Rominsen flashlights (I own two). Fenix is another popular light around here, but I enjoy the simplicity of the Rominsen and the ability of choosing either one CR123A or two AA batteries. ...
12-06-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,623
Posted By harleyfrog

+1 I would also take this as an opportunity to...

+1 I would also take this as an opportunity to open a dialogue between you and your parents. You may not get to ride your bike to school, but hopefully you can come to an understanding of each...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,547
Posted By harleyfrog

Here is a good place to start researching dyno...

Here is a good place to start researching dyno powered headlights (http://peterwhitecycles.com/schmidt-headlights.asp) and tail lights (http://peterwhitecycles.com/taillights.asp).
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,126
Posted By harleyfrog

That's the advice I follow. Stay safe and legal....

That's the advice I follow. Stay safe and legal. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
12-06-08, 03:18 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,126
Posted By harleyfrog

Legally, probably not. Practically, it may not...

Legally, probably not. Practically, it may not matter that much. Most LEOs are just happy if you have lights on. YMMV Now, red and/or blue flashing lights on the front of your bike will almost...
12-04-08, 02:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,886
Posted By harleyfrog

Don't forget, if the light (or reflector) isn't...

Don't forget, if the light (or reflector) isn't aimed towards the driver's line of vision, it's almost useless. That's why I always check my lights (front, rear, and my DLGs) to make sure they're...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,660
Posted By harleyfrog

Give us a review after your ride. :)

Give us a review after your ride. :)
12-04-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By harleyfrog

I hope they catch this guy and throw the book at...

I hope they catch this guy and throw the book at him. :mad:
12-04-08, 11:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,920
Posted By harleyfrog

Pitlocks...

Pitlocks (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/pitlock.asp).
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