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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,103
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, it's the one everyone has heard of, and...

Indeed, it's the one everyone has heard of, and it's easy to get started with since the basic premise is that you use your phone; investing in specialized hardware comes later.

One of the other...
07-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,756
Posted By UniChris

Sounds like broken infrastructure. In all...

Sounds like broken infrastructure.

In all seriousness, bet it's challenging in a wheelchair, too.
06-30-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,502
Posted By UniChris

There could hardly be a better example of the...

There could hardly be a better example of the pathological inability to see how something effects others.

Spend some time walking on your local MUP's. You'll find as a pedestrian your experience...
06-26-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

If you think that a pair of pedestrians walking...

If you think that a pair of pedestrians walking along hand-in-hand on the shared-use part of a MUP and only moving aside when an approaching cyclist rings a bell is being "impolite" then that proves...
06-26-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

Actually, it is - when your best argument is...

Actually, it is - when your best argument is literally a picnic table, it's obvious you don't have an actual case.



No one has said different.

The issue is that the people who want way made...
06-26-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,474
Posted By UniChris

Ouch. Sometimes when someone's being enough of a...

Ouch. Sometimes when someone's being enough of a jerk it's just time to stop until they're gone.

Shouldn't be needed, but a bloody knee isn't either.

That said, while this sounds intentionally...
06-26-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,276
Posted By UniChris

Actually, many charity rides or at least the...

Actually, many charity rides or at least the charities they benefit will let you fundraise for them, with no minimum. They just won't let someone participating in that capacity ride. Often they call...
06-25-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

"Slower trafffic keep right" is not the quite the...

"Slower trafffic keep right" is not the quite the same as "cyclists must ride single file" - a type of zone I specifically mentioned does exist.

Nor does either sign apply to pedestrians walking...
06-25-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

The thing about absurd examples is that they...

The thing about absurd examples is that they reveal their proposer's argument for the absurdity that it it.

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Actually, apart from specific single file zones, until you make a request of...
06-25-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By UniChris

I'm not in good shape, I'm not that much short of...

I'm not in good shape, I'm not that much short of twice your age, and this past weekend I rode a century... on only half a bike.

As others have said, this is more of a tolerance challenge than an...
06-25-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

Do people routinely cruise German highways riding...

Do people routinely cruise German highways riding side-by-side while chatting with their friends in another lane? I'm sure it's happened but it's atypical. More typical, they're chatting with their...
Replies: 56
Views: 3,697
Posted By UniChris

Only if your intent is to be impractical, or you...

Only if your intent is to be impractical, or you have no other fluid source such that incorporated water is just water you'd have to cary anyway.

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Two pounds of powdered energy is pretty...
06-24-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By UniChris

Nice ride! It happens I rode that that same...

Nice ride!

It happens I rode that that same century Sunday, only on a single 36" wheel and a lot slower. And yes, felt every one of those bumps! Legend has it that when they built the south county...
06-24-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

Semi-motorized bikes weak enough that in typical...

Semi-motorized bikes weak enough that in typical real-world operation they fit into existing usage in a way that doesn't stick out are probably okay; those that start to change the path dynamics in a...
06-24-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

Yes. The problem with an analogy to cars capable...

Yes. The problem with an analogy to cars capable of illegal speeds on roadways, is that roadways are regulated by speed limit signs with well developed tradition around enforcement, "interpretation",...
06-20-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

You just told us you would not trust the other...

You just told us you would not trust the other guy on your e-bike.

Therefore he should not be riding your e-bike there, unless it was required to have some more reasonable...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 80,998
Posted By UniChris

I resemble that remark! But worse... actually my...

I resemble that remark! But worse... actually my recollection is that I did make it up when I first checked it out a few years ago, but failed just short of the crest the other night. I'll blame less...
06-18-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 17,731
Posted By UniChris

Given that they'd be obviously quite annoyed...

Given that they'd be obviously quite annoyed themselves if they found someone else blocking their way, realizing the reverse hardly qualifies as an "unfounded expectation" - unless you have a very...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 80,998
Posted By UniChris

How will people ever climb the boat basin detour?...

How will people ever climb the boat basin detour?

My read on the text is that the city council or other applicable locality would have the option to post signs allowing it. Hopefully they could be...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 80,998
Posted By UniChris

It doesn't seem like under this there are very...

It doesn't seem like under this there are very many remaining distinctions in where you can use one or the other, which is one of the many mistakes in this; light pedal assist is good, but...
06-17-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By UniChris

How else would you launch the strobe-seeking...

How else would you launch the strobe-seeking missiles?
Forum: Touring
06-17-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,813
Posted By UniChris

Unless you're planning to make or take a lot of...

Unless you're planning to make or take a lot of calls, the safest place for your phone would be in ziplock buried in your gear (though preferably that comes with you when you leave the bike). Sure, a...
06-16-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

The problem with this of course is that the...

The problem with this of course is that the people who share these concerns aren't the people who are the problem.

Across wide differences in perspective, "government" most likely is the only...
06-15-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

If the e-bike were only going the same speed as...

If the e-bike were only going the same speed as the pedal one it wouldn't be very different. But the reality is that they're operated faster; especially faster than that same rider could operate a...
06-14-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

There are two critical problems with this...

There are two critical problems with this analogy.

First, there's a lot more kinetic energy involved in a 24 mph e-motorcycle vs. a 14 mph pedal bike, than there is in a 14 mph pedal bike vs a 4...
06-14-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,180
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, I'm lucky so far this is only an issue in...

Indeed, I'm lucky so far this is only an issue in urban lanes that don't accomplish much anyway (in one uphill stretch of which the average two wheel speed is now visibly faster than the adjacent...
06-14-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By UniChris

Later that day Sally taught herself to ride her...

Later that day Sally taught herself to ride her own bike (https://images.app.goo.gl/PkTPFm63otgkieoJ6)
Forum: Touring
06-13-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,668
Posted By UniChris

I have zero experience with these, but it sounds...

I have zero experience with these, but it sounds like the triple loop trick used with bandsaw blades also works with these:
...
06-12-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By UniChris

Drill rod is sold in soft condition as you harden...

Drill rod is sold in soft condition as you harden it after machining. Don't recall what the situation is with drill blanks.
06-11-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,425
Posted By UniChris

Have you considered a little crude blacksmithing?...

Have you considered a little crude blacksmithing? If you can get some crude indentations in a piece of a drill rod, and then file to fit, harden, and temper you might end up with something decent. ...
Forum: Northeast
06-10-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,174
Posted By UniChris

No, the kneepads are $10 foam things from Home...

No, the kneepads are $10 foam things from Home Depot bought in a pinch when the largest gforms were out of stock and then when I did finally get them proved too small. They're better than nothing and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,865
Posted By UniChris

So, my current unproven thinking is that the...

So, my current unproven thinking is that the specific inflamed painful sores are basically butt acne.

On that basis, perhaps shower before and after rides with a salicyclic acid facial wash, make...
06-07-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,838
Posted By UniChris

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder...

Er, well, don't store your gatorade powder canister in the same pantry storage tub as the curry powder and stuff.

Just sayin'
06-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,838
Posted By UniChris

Our family legend is the early chocolate pudding...

Our family legend is the early chocolate pudding mix that required added milk, brought in powdered form. And the instant mashed potatoes.

Scout campout, water supply that was supposed to be there...
06-07-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,838
Posted By UniChris

You can, but it's probably simpler if you make it...

You can, but it's probably simpler if you make it in bottle or week size batches. A whole tub of the premade powder tends to get clumpy once opened.

A while back I picked up a cheap little .01...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,174
Posted By UniChris

Finally did the Farmington Canal's lower section...

Finally did the Farmington Canal's lower section yesterday from New Haven to Southington and back.

Overall it's a very nice trail, much of its length quite scenic. Generally it is in pretty good...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,266
Posted By UniChris

Indeed, I think most have an idea of what is...

Indeed, I think most have an idea of what is initially (assembly) and permanently (quality) wrong with Walmart bikes.

I ride in cheapo high viz breathable long sleeve compression shirts bought a...
05-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,502
Posted By UniChris

This is indeed a very good model - especially...

This is indeed a very good model - especially with regard to things like passing, particularly slowing and waiting until it is safe to do so. Accidentally ended up on a stretch of narrow...
05-20-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,502
Posted By UniChris

I have to say, on re-watching, the negative...

I have to say, on re-watching, the negative impression created by the speedup alone only grows stronger.

A video like that does not help cycling advocacy at all - rather contrary to your presumed...
05-20-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,502
Posted By UniChris

I think you are describing that bridge, not...

I think you are describing that bridge, not selling it.

Bike lane, YOU'RE IN THE BIKE lane...
05-15-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,622
Posted By UniChris

Yes, that's the biggie. First attempt at a...

Yes, that's the biggie. First attempt at a century last summer I finally just gave up after hours of failing to sleep and headed out on none, realized around mile 45 it wasn't happening and diverted...
05-15-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,151
Posted By UniChris

Find a friend who is slightly faster. Or just...

Find a friend who is slightly faster. Or just ride somewhere where typically people are a little faster, and try to keep them in sight.
05-15-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,302
Posted By UniChris

This does sound like a potentially good idea -...

This does sound like a potentially good idea - however, it would be worth checking the fine print. Particularly what you are on the hook for if the rental gets stolen, and compare that to the beater...
05-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,024
Posted By UniChris

Squirrel

Squirrel
05-09-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,513
Posted By UniChris

I find walking to work preferable. Ages ago in a...

I find walking to work preferable. Ages ago in a different city I'd bike when it was nice and walk when it wasn't, but here the trip has either tended to be too short, or too much dealing with urban...
Forum: Northeast
04-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,139
Posted By UniChris

Something else I stumbled on recently is that the...

Something else I stumbled on recently is that the city and CSX are fighting about the value of the remaining piece of the Putnam Line from Van Cortland down to 230th street.

The idea is that this...
08-08-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 4,108
Posted By UniChris

Gels and bonk chews vs... Twizzlers?

Riding my first century on Monday I realized little of the food I'd brought was palatable. Surviving banana and a half were okay, PBJ's would have been easier to get down without the peanut butter,...
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