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07-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,040
Posted By InOmaha

Wrong time frame, right concept. Many people...

Wrong time frame, right concept.

Many people jump on those calorie estimators and assume that is the starting point. Given my parameters I've had them spit out a generic 2500 calories per day...
07-31-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 16,040
Posted By InOmaha

I was fat and lost a bunch of weight by cycling...

I was fat and lost a bunch of weight by cycling and watching what I was eating. Then I started adding weight lifting and put on a ton of muscle weight almost to the same weight as when I was fat. I...
04-25-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,838
Posted By InOmaha

That's great. Not everyone can do it. And we...

That's great. Not everyone can do it. And we still need someone to mow the grass and clean the toilets. :D

To be highly successful you may or may not need to work harder and integrate more...
04-24-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 40,006
Posted By InOmaha

High speed rail between two low density cities...

High speed rail between two low density cities doesn't solve many issues. It's an alternative to airlines, not cars. People would drive to the rail line, park their car in a lot for $X/day, take the...
04-24-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,838
Posted By InOmaha

It is very simple but it's actually the other way...

It is very simple but it's actually the other way around. The people who have goals, drive, the ability to look long term while enduring short term pain, end up with more income and control over...
04-24-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,838
Posted By InOmaha

This. The successful people I work with and know...

This. The successful people I work with and know all have similar traits. They work out everyday, they read a book every week or two, they work longer hours then regular people, none of them watch...
04-24-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,014
Posted By InOmaha

I saw bridge, and my first thought was the...

I saw bridge, and my first thought was the environmental impact and wetland mitigation study was probably $1 to $1.5 million of the cost. We had a project that couldn't start because they needed to...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,271
Posted By InOmaha

There's a spot where I cross a parking lot, jump...

There's a spot where I cross a parking lot, jump the curb, go down a small hill and get on the MUP. It cuts off almost a mile of extra riding to the official entrance for the MUP and back to that...
07-24-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By InOmaha

I have more muscle now. So yes, I look better. I...

I have more muscle now. So yes, I look better. I lost an inch off my waist doing sit ups that gave me abs, my biceps/triceps are way bigger, I have shoulder muscles and pecks. And surprisingly more...
07-24-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By InOmaha

I stopped tracking weight because it wasn't an...

I stopped tracking weight because it wasn't an indication of my health. In fact my weight has been steadily going up lately as I've cut back on cycling to 3 days a week and starting lifting weights 3...
06-14-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,126
Posted By InOmaha

There was a time when people weren't fat, and the...

There was a time when people weren't fat, and the majority were in way better shape then even the fit people now, because they worked hard physical labor jobs. There were no cars and they walked,...
06-11-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,198
Posted By InOmaha

If someone wants to gain an aerodynamic advantage...

If someone wants to gain an aerodynamic advantage riding close to another person riding a bike they should bring thier own friend along and work with them. They should not follow a total stranger and...
06-11-18, 11:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By InOmaha

I have an older Reese Outfitter 2" square tubing...

I have an older Reese Outfitter 2" square tubing 4 bike trailer hitch rack I picked up off Craigslist for $100. It has a ball hitch which allows me to pull my trailer while I have the bikes loaded....
Forum: Commuting
06-01-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 13,398
Posted By InOmaha

I average about 24 mph to and from work. If I...

I average about 24 mph to and from work. If I drive. Since part of that is a large highway I can get that up to 30 mph by leaving a half hour earlier.

Riding a bike I can average 14 mph but the...
06-01-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,963
Posted By InOmaha

Starting cardio workouts can be hard for anyone...

Starting cardio workouts can be hard for anyone of any size. Even for people who are in shape doing other types of exercises like strength training. It takes some time to get accustomed to it. I can...
05-31-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,179
Posted By InOmaha

I almost hit a guy on a bicycle near downtown...

I almost hit a guy on a bicycle near downtown Chicago last weekend. I was coming out of a parking garage on to a 4 lane street, I checked the sidewalk and the lane I was turing into, then he popped...
05-30-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,054
Posted By InOmaha

Odd. The last time I was in Paris, I didn't see...

Odd. The last time I was in Paris, I didn't see seperated bike infrastructure. Or a higher amount of bike lanes then any other dense city. I dont remember anything that looked like what was in the...
05-11-18, 08:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,294
Posted By InOmaha

Just your typical road rage. No different then if...

Just your typical road rage. No different then if she would have cut off a car and the guy got out at the next light and bashed her window in with a tire iron.

Justify the incident anyway you want...
05-07-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,156
Posted By InOmaha

Just require that for everyone, you won't get...

Just require that for everyone, you won't get accused of age discrimination, and it will do everyone good.

Who's going to take away this lady's keys? Her 75 year old kids? As if they are better...
04-30-18, 12:52 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 18,184
Posted By InOmaha

Your polution reduction by not owning a car isn't...

Your polution reduction by not owning a car isn't as big as you think. Each year the EIA puts out a simplified energy chart outlining the total energy consumption and the input energy.
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04-27-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By InOmaha

You have to realize that sprawl isn't entirely...

You have to realize that sprawl isn't entirely due to the car. A significant portion of the human population does not want to live in your ideal densly populated city. That's why almost every single...
04-27-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By InOmaha

Ford is focusing on the most profitable US...

Ford is focusing on the most profitable US market. It's trucks. It makes sense to build cars where their cars sales are higher to avoid tariffs. If other manufacturers follow suit, that's an...
04-26-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,209
Posted By InOmaha

Are cars ruining the city? Or did they build the...

Are cars ruining the city? Or did they build the city? Cars may have accelerated the change from rural to urban living, helped build the city, and the added people are what ruined it.


Had our...
04-26-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By InOmaha

Reach in with needle nose pliers and straighten...

Reach in with needle nose pliers and straighten the cable the best you can. If that fixes it, replace the cable later at your convenience.
04-25-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,822
Posted By InOmaha

It seems dockless and riding stuff with wheels on...

It seems dockless and riding stuff with wheels on a pedestrian sidewalk are the issues. Electric or totally manual doesn't seem to make a difference. If the person riding doesn't have ownership of...
04-24-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,716
Posted By InOmaha

Yes. I was fixing my daughter's new-used bike...

Yes. I was fixing my daughter's new-used bike and took if for a test ride. I pulled each brake lever separately and when I did the front I ended up on the pavement. Small bike/tall person so a...
04-20-18, 11:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,147
Posted By InOmaha

Don't they worry about how hard it will be to get...

Don't they worry about how hard it will be to get those heavy bikes up the hills there? :roflmao2:


My kid is at the University and won't take her bike, because a friend of hers has had one bike...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,162
Posted By InOmaha

It has nothing to do with you being on a bicycle....

It has nothing to do with you being on a bicycle. I see it all the time in different modes of transportation. Some people just assume their commute (or time) is more important then yours and will...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By InOmaha

We drove for a couple hundred miles in light snow...

We drove for a couple hundred miles in light snow a couple weeks ago. When we ended the drive there was an indication in the car that the parking sensors were failing. It was a combination of salt...
04-17-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,147
Posted By InOmaha

If you are designing a bike for everyone, you...

If you are designing a bike for everyone, you need to design it for the heaviest person you think will ride it. Then add on a safety factor.


I'm 6'-3" and 240 lbs now that I've been lifting...
04-11-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,921
Posted By InOmaha

Given how manufacturing has generally shifted...

Given how manufacturing has generally shifted from 1st world factory conditions to 3rd world sweatshop conditions, I would have expected more bicycles to follow the electronics pricing model. Do...
Forum: Commuting
04-10-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By InOmaha

Are you required to carry ID with you when you...

Are you required to carry ID with you when you ride? Would a road ID suffice or can you just give them someone else's name and address? :D
Forum: Commuting
04-09-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,217
Posted By InOmaha

I'm 6'3" but have a longer upper body and...

I'm 6'3" but have a longer upper body and relatively shorter legs to get my height. My kid is 6 ft tall and has 1 inch longer legs. If I was more proportional, I'd likely be 6'5" with longer legs. ...
03-26-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,851
Posted By InOmaha

Maybe they'll require something like a Garmin...

Maybe they'll require something like a Garmin foot pod on all pedestrian's shoes too.
03-26-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 29,851
Posted By InOmaha

I'm not adding any of that crap to my existing...

I'm not adding any of that crap to my existing bikes; or my existing cars either. It's not my problem if their automated cars can't figure out how to drive. :innocent:


:p
03-23-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By InOmaha

At least the rabbits move though some times it's...

At least the rabbits move though some times it's parallel in front of you. The deer our trails are so accustomed to people that they'll stand there and make you go around. Last year I came around a...
03-23-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

Maybe one of the problems with the testing...

Maybe one of the problems with the testing platform is they made the car too safe and too comfortable. That quickly lulls the backup driver into complacency. Maybe make one of these self driving so...
03-23-18, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

This is much better then politics. We're...

This is much better then politics. We're actually discussing the issues in a reasonable tone and manner while attempting to piece together what actually happened.


Politicians will vote on...
03-22-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

Is there any information on how these vehicles...

Is there any information on how these vehicles are doing in their bad weather testing stages? Driving in Arizona is one thing, but most of the rest of us have large swings in weather throughout the...
03-21-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

It's a statistical versus ethical choice with...

It's a statistical versus ethical choice with less potential deaths = more gooder. :lol:


A driver using ethics would potentially avoid a smaller number of toddlers and children while taking out...
03-21-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

The best alternative might be jump the curb and...

The best alternative might be jump the curb and hit a pole. Hopefully the AV doesn't get advanced enough to take self preservation into account. :D
03-21-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

I'm a little curious as to how they approach...

I'm a little curious as to how they approach legal driving vs human safety. I know that sometimes the safest route for me to take is the illegal route. I've had several occasions that required me...
03-21-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

I look forward to reading the official government...

I look forward to reading the official government report when it comes out in a year or two.


I'd volunteer to look at the data and programming. Control system logic from sensor input isn't a...
03-20-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

Theoretically, AV may not even need headlights. ...

Theoretically, AV may not even need headlights. Head lights are for humans and the car is not restrained to using the human vision spectrum. It should be able to sense things people can not see,...
03-20-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

I'm not getting worked up and not coming up with...

I'm not getting worked up and not coming up with stuff that's imaginary. These are real life parameters these cars will be dealing with on a regular basis. As you noted, their programmers and...
03-20-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

Yep. The lady was at fault. Just like the...

Yep. The lady was at fault. Just like the little kid who will chase a ball out into the street will be at fault, and the puppy that runs into the street, and the deer that crosses, and any other...
03-20-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

It will be interesting to watch as AV grows and...

It will be interesting to watch as AV grows and people become accustomed to it, in the event of a manufacturing defect, just how many pedestrian or cycling deaths will be required before it's...
03-20-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

That's basically what I was saying. Don't break...

That's basically what I was saying. Don't break the law because AVs are programmed to drive legally and will therefore respond better to others driving legally, and don't assume the AV car can see...
03-20-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

What happens the first time 2 AV vehicles are in...

What happens the first time 2 AV vehicles are in an accident and there are no driver's to blame? Do the insurance companies go after the vehicle manufacturers?


Statistically speaking, there...
03-20-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2,987
Views: 127,835
Posted By InOmaha

As I've stated, I believe that autonomous cars...

As I've stated, I believe that autonomous cars are coming. I only disagree with the time frame some are putting out. The tech will have to be very close to 100% right from the start because the...
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