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09-23-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,413
Posted By dkatz1

Cyclists HAVE killed pedestrians.

Cyclists HAVE killed pedestrians.
09-23-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,413
Posted By dkatz1

I don't know that they're "more" dangerous, but...

I don't know that they're "more" dangerous, but they certainly are and can be dangerous. Very dangerous.
My worst fall was caused, on a path, by a jogger, who i was moving slowly behind, getting...
09-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,118
Posted By dkatz1

In Boston/Cambridge, etc, more than one cyclist...

In Boston/Cambridge, etc, more than one cyclist has been killed by a door opening: like the woman in central square, Cambridge, hit by a door, knocked down into a traffic and run over by a bus. Just...
09-23-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,118
Posted By dkatz1

The time I came closest to getting doored, I...

The time I came closest to getting doored, I shouted at the criminal who tried to kill me, something like "watch what the #!#%^! you're doing", and she told me that I should be on the sidewalk. I...
09-23-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,127
Posted By dkatz1

I see these sometimes...doesn't really bother me...

I see these sometimes...doesn't really bother me that much. I suppose it would if they didn't look in control). What bothers me much more is anyone riding with one hand, while with the other they're...
09-11-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

I've bought used cycling shorts on Ebay....you...

I've bought used cycling shorts on Ebay....you wash them. No problem.
Most often, I think, they're sold by somebody that they didn't fit.
09-11-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

I've always found the wickable thing to be...

I've always found the wickable thing to be true...and that cotton, once I sweat a lot, gets soaked and sticks to my skin...so i don't wear it when riding. I don't wear cycling shirts, I get...
09-11-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

When I first took up cycling, the main thing I...

When I first took up cycling, the main thing I did was commute to work.. 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 miles each way. And I rode in the same cloths I would be teaching in.
And: even if I only go five miles,...
09-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

I really was not picking a fight you (or anyone)....

I really was not picking a fight you (or anyone). I was just pointing out why I wear cycling shorts..
09-10-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

I could hardly be slower. I don't wear cycling...

I could hardly be slower. I don't wear cycling shorts to go faster (if the make me faster, it's not by very much, and I've never even thought about it), I wear them because: they are by far the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,232
Posted By dkatz1

Well, I DON'T like listening to music while...

Well, I DON'T like listening to music while cycling.
But if I did: A Tone Parallel to Harlme (by Duke Ellington).
09-09-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 42,988
Posted By dkatz1

I have a road bike (an Independent Fabrication)...

I have a road bike (an Independent Fabrication) that I had made with flat handle bars (which ended up requiging mountain bike brakes). I used to prefer drops, but my back won't tolerate, and even...
09-08-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,426
Posted By dkatz1

When I took up riding, there was NO way I was...

When I took up riding, there was NO way I was going to wear cycling shorts. Couldn't understand why anybody did. Or: tights in the winter...I rode in street cloths..ugh. I broke down first in winter....
09-07-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By dkatz1

Artificial joints

So, I’m 68…rode a bike when I was a child, quit in jr high school…I grew up in Kansas, and at the time: to get a learner’s permit, you only had to be 14, and a full license at 16. A learner’s permit...
09-03-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,863
Posted By dkatz1

Oh...already has. Just not THAT one....

Oh...already has. Just not THAT one....
09-03-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,863
Posted By dkatz1

For me, "mashing" is easeir on My arthritic...

For me, "mashing" is easeir on My arthritic knees...well, my arthritis got ended when I had my knee replaced...
09-03-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,863
Posted By dkatz1

i agree with pretty much everything everyone ...

i agree with pretty much everything everyone says. hills are not always easy for me, but: I make it a point to go up them....I'm 68. I've got extra weight. I've got an artificial knee and an...
08-26-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,066
Posted By dkatz1

There are those who are thoughtless and rude and...

There are those who are thoughtless and rude and inconsiderate. And another bunch that are just: idiots.
A while back, i was on the path along the river into Boston. There's a guy riding along, his...
08-26-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 11,657
Posted By dkatz1

I'm in Boston, and commute to work much of the...

I'm in Boston, and commute to work much of the time...18 tp 20 mile round trip.
And I used the same bike I use for everything else: a custom built Independent Fabrication bike I bought in 2007 for...
08-21-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

I have loved music big time, my whole life, and...

I have loved music big time, my whole life, and devoted myself to it. I have almost 5000 CDS, and countless other recordings, LPs, you name it....when the ipod was first invented, i tried cycling...
08-12-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,422
Posted By dkatz1

I have a hitch mounted (Thule) rack that has a...

I have a hitch mounted (Thule) rack that has a built in lock and cable. Which I'll depend on if: I'm traveling somewhere and stop to get coffee or food. AND then I try to sit by a window...I have...
08-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,196
Posted By dkatz1

I have an independt fabrication bike. I REALLY...

I have an independt fabrication bike. I REALLY like it...if I'd have it since 2007 and ridden many thousands of miles on it.
Prior to that I had a heavier Lemonde (a low end)...didn't have as good...
08-11-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Thanks for the kind word. With 21 people to move...

Thanks for the kind word. With 21 people to move around, I doubt that Knoxville would be willing to pay enough for us to go (and we work cheap). A group this size is NOT very practical...we're in...
08-11-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

I did meet Sheldon Brown, as he was in Newton,...

I did meet Sheldon Brown, as he was in Newton, MA....I don't always work on my music when I'm riding my bike (in my head, of course) but I certainly have some times. And I hear those meter changes in...
08-01-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Here are the first three movements of a...

Here are the first three movements of a performance of Wheelworks (the whole thing is on youtube, both the live performance and the studio recording..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqpXgd8vRUY
...
07-31-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Oh, Im familiar with all of Zappa's music...first...

Oh, Im familiar with all of Zappa's music...first of all, I think he really was a genius, a word that gets thrown a lot, but that really applies to him, Brilliant, talanted and a genius. But I have a...
07-25-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Oh, I didn't take it negatively...but,...

Oh, I didn't take it negatively...but, no....though I listened to Zappa in the 60's (and saw him three times) he is not even a little bit of an influence...Duke Ellington, Stravinsky, Ornette...
07-25-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Thanks! I don't blame you for suspecting that, as...

Thanks! I don't blame you for suspecting that, as I would have thought the same thing.
07-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Thanks for the thoughts...somewhat free in intro,...

Thanks for the thoughts...somewhat free in intro, and aleatoric, but not quite John Cage....
The story originally said "why are you riding your bicycles"...the first thing i did was come up with...
07-25-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Uh....no. Why would you ask such an odd question?...

Uh....no. Why would you ask such an odd question? I don't have a syclavier, now that I'm old, I limit my coffee, and I quit smoking in 1983. I do compose in my basement...but the music is played by...
07-24-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By dkatz1

Bicycle Music: Why Do You Ride?

I would modestly have to say that I have written some of the best music about the joys of cycling ever written, "Why Do You Ride?" the title track of the album....
One day I was at my local bike...
07-23-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By dkatz1

I do like the softer ride...

I do like the softer ride...
07-22-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,826
Posted By dkatz1

I'm surprised at how little it bothers me....I...

I'm surprised at how little it bothers me....I tend to do less ambitious rides, but I still go....there was an adviosry here this weekend, was in mid 90's and humid (was supposed to get above 100 but...
07-11-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By dkatz1

Tubeless

Since 2004 and 2007, I've had mavic Ksyrium elite wheels on my two bikes. Very happy with them. I like them because they virtually never go out of round, and: I've NEVER once broken a spoke on either...
07-01-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,538
Posted By dkatz1

I kept getting brighter and brighter...I have a...

I kept getting brighter and brighter...I have a lezyne 1500XXL, which is capable of 1500 lums, which I like. But in some situations, I find myself wondering if it's too bright for on-coming traffic;...
07-01-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,483
Posted By dkatz1

I'm lucky: I live near a bike store where they DO...

I'm lucky: I live near a bike store where they DO know bikes (I doubt that all the sales people know all of the specs of every bike, though: that would be really difficult, it's a big place)...the...
06-24-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,258
Posted By dkatz1

I've been riding for 20 years, and I've either...

I've been riding for 20 years, and I've either never heard that term, or never heard it enough for it to sneak in. And I mostly avoid such places.
06-24-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 24,258
Posted By dkatz1

I hate to sound like a dork: but I read through a...

I hate to sound like a dork: but I read through a lot of this thread, and I STILL don't know what MUP is.
06-03-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By dkatz1

Putting some air in the tire (I'm talking: barely...

Putting some air in the tire (I'm talking: barely any) makes it easier to get inside the tire....I don't use a tire iron to put tire back on...
06-03-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By dkatz1

I forgot: I have a hand pump along, but only use...

I forgot: I have a hand pump along, but only use it to put enough air in the new tube to make it a bit round...then I use CO2...which I've found: doesn't get tires anywhere near as full as I'd like...
06-03-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,992
Posted By dkatz1

I don't patch, I just put in a new tube (in fact,...

I don't patch, I just put in a new tube (in fact, I have never mastered, even when at home, patching)...when i first started doing this 20 years ago, it took me FOREVER. Now I can change one in...
05-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 25,446
Posted By dkatz1

I have a steel framed bike...and of course, it's...

I have a steel framed bike...and of course, it's not as light as carbon or titanium...but it is, in fact, lighter than many aluminum frames (it's a an Independent Fabrication club racer), I don't...
05-06-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 13,068
Posted By dkatz1

I've gone 35, 36, a handful of times. Whenever I...

I've gone 35, 36, a handful of times. Whenever I get close to 30, I tend to feel: cautious...
I can't go 35 on flat ground and I'm sure I never will be able to.
04-29-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,622
Posted By dkatz1

I am greatly in favor of my LBS...I've been going...

I am greatly in favor of my LBS...I've been going to the same place for around 20 years, and: I get such great and helpful service (I don't doubt that there are places that give bad service, but mine...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,096
Posted By dkatz1

After this discussion yesterday, I came across...

After this discussion yesterday, I came across this in my morning paper.

Cyclist, 71, is killed in collision with another bicyclist in Lexington



By Travis Andersen...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,096
Posted By dkatz1

Well....nearly getting doored (except: I got wise...

Well....nearly getting doored (except: I got wise to the possibility years ago so it doesn't happen to me)...idiots in cars doing all manner of stupid, rude, dangerous stuff.
Idiots on bicycles ...
01-21-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,691
Posted By dkatz1

Professional recorder players (recordists?) spend...

Professional recorder players (recordists?) spend $1000 and way up for an hand made wood recorder, at places like this: https://www.vonhuene.com/
11-04-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,750
Posted By dkatz1

classic steel fram bike

In 2007, I bought exactly the bike you desribe. LIghtweight steel and the rest of it. I paid, $3800 for it. An Indepedent Fabrication club racer. I'm sure it would cost more now, of course, but it...
02-01-14, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By dkatz1

So, eventually I bought a Cateye digital,...

So, eventually I bought a Cateye digital, wireless strada. Also has heart rate monitor, not a bad thing...Anyway: that solved the problem. It runs fine with the dinette light on.
10-01-13, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By dkatz1

I can't think of anything I need/want it to talk...

I can't think of anything I need/want it to talk to. I am a simple man.
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