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07-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Strobe/flashing lights at night are obnoxious and...

Strobe/flashing lights at night are obnoxious and UNsafe, but you aren't going to change your mind.
07-07-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,843
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If I could have only one? It would have to be a...

If I could have only one? It would have to be a velomobile. That's literally the only thing that keeps me riding all winter. I prefer two wheels, so I like having a recumbent for the nice weather,...
07-07-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By Notso_fastLane

What drone are you using? I just picked one up...

What drone are you using? I just picked one up (Holy Stone HS100) that has the minimal requirements for the least amount of money to try to learn with. I may upgrade in the future if I like it and...
07-07-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm just surprised a Harley passed anything! ;) ...

I'm just surprised a Harley passed anything! ;)

I kid, I kid.

But we (other motorcycle riders) do often refer to Harleys as 'rolling road blocks'.
07-07-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't mind chatting on the phone about my...

I don't mind chatting on the phone about my experience (albeit I don't really know how out of date it is).

For what it's worth, the system I'm planning on installing in my velomobile is this one,...
07-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have experience commuting by bike in Europe...

I have experience commuting by bike in Europe (Hamburg, Germany), but that was 15 years ago.

If you don't mind, may I ask how your potential product is different from the existing camera systems...
07-06-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By Notso_fastLane

And at some point, probably around 45mph or so,...

And at some point, probably around 45mph or so, aero starts to dominate even over significantly more weight.

I can verify this with an experiment I did:
Run 1: Recumbent bike, pedal to about 48...
07-01-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels,...

You should see my velo coast! Even with 3 wheels, the combination of weight and aerodynamics means it coasts down really slowly. I can be cruising at ~22 mph and if I see a red light ahead, I'll...
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nice. What year is that?

Nice. What year is that?
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is pretty much it. It does take some getting...

This is pretty much it. It does take some getting used to, for sure. I probably fell over 10 times in the first 8-10 miles of riding my bent. Then it sorta clicked and I haven't had any problems...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 15,657
Posted By Notso_fastLane

First time actually commuting to the office since...

First time actually commuting to the office since March. Also the first time since I bought my house. The new route is 6.4 miles, so I'll be taking one of several different options for a longer way...
06-29-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Thing about velos is they really leave no draft. ...

Thing about velos is they really leave no draft. On the plus side (for other bikes) it weighs 80 lbs, so you'll definitely catch me on a hill.
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's why I plan to get one or two young and...

That's why I plan to get one or two young and hand raise them. They are really tame and friendly if they are hand raised. :)

But yes, otherwise, they are one of the meaner birds out there.
06-29-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,386
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Other than the Grateful Dead tee, is that why the...

Other than the Grateful Dead tee, is that why the roadies get so upset when I pass them in my velo? ;)
06-29-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,645
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Be careful surprising vultures. Their main...

Be careful surprising vultures. Their main defense mechanism when trying to quickly get airborne is to defecate. It makes them lighter, and distracts predators. You've been warned. ;)
Forum: Foo
06-29-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Hard disagree. I love both, and we plan on...

Hard disagree. I love both, and we plan on getting at least one dog in the near future as well. They are different, and depending on their, and your, personalities, there's really no 'better'. It's...
06-26-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 84,542
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I meant to stop and take a pic, and totally...

I meant to stop and take a pic, and totally forgot. There are 2 roundabouts on my street, and a lot more in the area. Most are small, low speed (30-35 mph streets), but the one that's abotu 1.5 miles...
06-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,645
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once....

I had a small sparrow bounce off my helmet once. I was going downhill, about 40 mph, and I think he just didn't realize how fast I was closing on him.
06-26-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,811
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing...

Most face masks shouldn't affect your breathing (although they almost all will tend to fog up glasses), but not all facemasks are created equally. There are even some specifically designed to make it...
06-26-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 84,542
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Is that a recumbent I see coming into the traffic...

Is that a recumbent I see coming into the traffic circle? Nice.
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We won't keep these three. Don't get me...

We won't keep these three.

Don't get me wrong, I'm gonna cry when we take them back for adoption, that's a foregone conclusion. ;)

But we just bought a house, and there's too much for a kitten...
Forum: Foo
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 661
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Fostering cats and kittens.

We lost our baby, Pixel, at the end of February, and I'm honestly still pretty heartbroken about it. So Mrs. WT aren't quite ready to adopt another kitten or cat quite yet. And we just bought a house...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,987
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Love those wood floors. Our house in KS had all...

Love those wood floors. Our house in KS had all original wood flooring (that the previous owners covered in shag carpet, WTF?!?)

We just bought a house as well. I only had 2 criteria: 3+ car...
06-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,474
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'll take my 80# velomobile with no motor over an...

I'll take my 80# velomobile with no motor over an e-bike any day. It's slow to get going, and positively crawls uphills, but once I'm on level ground, it builds speed nicely to about 22-25 mph. A...
06-17-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,100
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I recommend a nice smooth whiskey. Wut?

I recommend a nice smooth whiskey.


Wut?
06-17-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,474
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Don't assume someone riding an eMTB isn't fit...

Don't assume someone riding an eMTB isn't fit enough to ride without it. One of my coworkers is a very competitive cyclist (locally, he's in the top 5 road racers), and has an eMTB that he loves. He...
06-17-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,474
Posted By Notso_fastLane

They're usually easy enough to catch. ;)

They're usually easy enough to catch. ;)
Forum: Foo
06-12-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Notso_fastLane

"at speed" Meaning highway speeds? Obviously...

"at speed"

Meaning highway speeds? Obviously a lot of work put into and it looks good.

Not my bag though.
06-12-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is true. Sometimes the plastic outer...

This is true.

Sometimes the plastic outer shell won't show much, if any damage, and the underlying EPS may be damaged. One could take a chance that there is either 1) enough energy absorption left...
06-12-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Nor did I make that claim. If you were paying...

Nor did I make that claim. If you were paying attention, you would have noticed that I posted a link to a study that says quite the opposite, so maybe you have me confused with someone else?
06-11-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a significant difference between 'lasts...

There's a significant difference between 'lasts in the environment' and 'remains an effective energy absorbing material', but thanks for playing.
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Notso_fastLane

One thing to check, the polymer wheel should be...

One thing to check, the polymer wheel should be spinning freely. When I got my recumbent (not a lightning), the manufacturer had bolted the idler wheel so tightly that the chain just rubbed on it,...
06-08-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 254
Posted By Notso_fastLane

They are pricey, but about the best protection...

They are pricey, but about the best protection you can get:

https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/biking/best-downhill-helmet
06-08-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,078
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Usually shop owners are still making money a...

Usually shop owners are still making money a couple of ways (not a huge margin, mind you, but it's there). There is a 'fixed' price in shipping because they are constantly getting large shipments of...
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Notso_fastLane

First time on the track in about 5 years. I...

First time on the track in about 5 years.

I was on my street bike, so I was taking it pretty easy (at least compared to the guys on their dedicated track bikes).
...
06-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,654
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Your first assumption is false. Radar/lidar has...

Your first assumption is false. Radar/lidar has been capable of compensating for being in a moving vehicle for over a decade (more like 2 decades now). For you leadfoots out there, there are a lot of...
06-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,148
Posted By Notso_fastLane

From the reviews it gets (generally good to...

From the reviews it gets (generally good to great), it sounds like a useful tool for a cyclist who rides with traffic, and there are very few of us who don't.

I would never use it as a...
06-02-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Having lived all over the US, there are...

Having lived all over the US, there are definitely advantages to living in places with decent bike infrastructure.
"if you build it they will come" is maybe true, it's difficult to separate cause...
Forum: Recumbent
06-01-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,352
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Indeed, that is one of the more fun aspects of...

Indeed, that is one of the more fun aspects of bents. I was following a guy on an upright down one of the hills here (where I regularly cruise at 40-45 mph for about 2 miles), I was coasting, he was...
06-01-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Clearly, you aren't from AZ. ;)

Clearly, you aren't from AZ. ;)
06-01-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,982
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'm sorely tempted to start a gofundme, have...

I'm sorely tempted to start a gofundme, have anyone retiring a 'good' helmet send it to me, and pay for a couple labs to do all the same testing they do on new helmets as a comparison.

I typically...
05-26-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, but it's still better than lots of places...

Yeah, but it's still better than lots of places I've lived. Parking is actually pretty uncommon along here (Gordon ave) except in a few areas (like around the entrance to the MUP).

Most of the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-20-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would start with a trike and just build a shell...

I would start with a trike and just build a shell first. That's what most velo home builders do, for good reason.

Also, there is a whole specific forum for homebuilders on bentrider.com that has a...
05-20-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are definitely a few stretches like that....

There are definitely a few stretches like that. For instance, there's a MUP crossing about 1 mile from my house, and people park there along both sides of the street, for about 1/4 mile in each...
05-20-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,928
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'll bet she's a great driver, and always passes...

I'll bet she's a great driver, and always passes safely too. ;)
05-20-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,384
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Bike lanes and group rides.

When I ride, and there are clear, mostly clean, bike lanes along the road, I tend to stay in them.

Several of the roads in this area have full 12' bike lanes (as wide as the traffic lanes), and...
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 807
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just bought a house that's on almost 3/4 of an...

I just bought a house that's on almost 3/4 of an acre. I'm getting a cordless electric with about an hour run time. So I won't be able to do the whole thing at once.

But I'm also getting a...
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 997,278
Posted By Notso_fastLane

FZ1's are nice bikes. One has to be logged in to...

FZ1's are nice bikes. One has to be logged in to that forum to see the pics, though. :(
05-20-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Back in the day, I had an old Schwinn that had a...

Back in the day, I had an old Schwinn that had a scraper like that mounted to the downtube. Considering how many miles I rode that thing in Tucson (land of goatheads), it helped quite a bit.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,311
Posted By Notso_fastLane

If you want a home gym, and have the space for...

If you want a home gym, and have the space for it. Weider makes a bowflex knockoff that's really just as good. It doesn't go up to hundreds of lbs of resistance, but it's a good overall gym in a...
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