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04-14-21, 04:11 PM
03-31-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,182
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I won't say I always signal, but I'll check my...

I won't say I always signal, but I'll check my mirrors and if there's a vehicle that I think will see me, I do, even if they are so far back it doesn't really matter.

My velomobile has actual turn...
03-31-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,125
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I always thought the standard answer was put the...

I always thought the standard answer was put the hammer down and drop them!

Optionally, caltrops. ;)
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 411
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget...

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound. Beautiful scenery, lots of trails and roads, light traffic.
03-11-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,382
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride: ...

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/hi_temp_e956d3b5d395b6ed10aa5bd5e4fd92bfaefcad8d.jpg
summer 2015
03-11-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,882
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193)...

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193) that is even worse.
1) it's a 50 mph road, 2 lanes each direction, with additional right turn lanes at the intersections.
2) There's a parallel MUP...
03-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes...

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes there (city of Hamburg) were different color pavement, some were actual brick. They had very good infrastructure for biking, which combined with the...
03-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's not just bridges. For some reason,...

It's not just bridges.

For some reason, moving one's foot 6 inches from the accelerator to the brake, and back, for a few seconds, really annoys people in motorized vehicles.
03-01-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 164,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

26.8 miles yesterday. It was cold (started at...

26.8 miles yesterday. It was cold (started at 28F, ended at 32F). I was in the velo, so I didn't really notice the wind. Fun ride overall. I work on a military base, and use that as a big part of my...
03-01-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,603
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'd highly recommend adding a small first aid kit...

I'd highly recommend adding a small first aid kit to any bike kit.

I counted the other day, and I have 4.
1. in my bike bag (goes with either the bike or velo whenever I ride)
2. On my...
03-01-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 6,949
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For me, I've only been a few group rides, and I...

For me, I've only been a few group rides, and I don't really enjoy them. I guess maybe if they were people I knew better, but I'd have to go more often for that to happen. :p

Group rides take too...
Forum: Foo
02-18-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,194
Posted By Notso_fastLane

FYI: The thread title is 3 words too long. ;)

FYI: The thread title is 3 words too long. ;)
02-17-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,639
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Montana to require hi Vis clothing for cyclists.

https://montanafreepress.org/2021/01/26/proposing-new-road-rules-for-cyclists/

IMO, it's a bit of good, but a lot of bad. Requiring lighting - good. Requiring a 3 foot passing distance - good....
02-16-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 164,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Planned on ~15 miles, but my chain broke at 3.5. ...

Planned on ~15 miles, but my chain broke at 3.5.

Guess I know what I'm working on this weekend. :(
02-16-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Pelotaunt (SNL Skit)

I laughed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CwNpMmUfY&feature=emb_logo
02-10-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 164,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Only did ten miles last night. I didn't have a...

Only did ten miles last night. I didn't have a lot of time, and just wanted to stretch my legs a bit. Probably won't get to go again until tomorrow, so today is likely a day off.
02-09-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This shows the brand/system used on my Strada: ...

This shows the brand/system used on my Strada:
https://en.velomobiel.nl/quest/technische_gegevens.php
02-08-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 164,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

40 miles Saturday. It was chilly, temps in the...

40 miles Saturday. It was chilly, temps in the upper 30s(F) and I think it maybe got to 42. Antelope Island is surprisingly 1) large, 2) hilly!

I did see a herd of 6 bison. :)
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Rearview camera

Coming soon.

I can see possibly getting one of these when it hits the market. Especially in my case, riding a recumbent and a velomobile, it's hard to look back, although the velo has really good...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I worked at Boeing, they had to build...

When I worked at Boeing, they had to build parking garages (4 level, I think).

It was faster for me to bike to work than to drive, when included the trek across the parking lot. Also, we had two...
Forum: Foo
02-04-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 418,723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Our current foster. Considering she was feral 4...

Our current foster. Considering she was feral 4 months ago, she's becoming quite the housecat. She's starting to like being pampered. :)...
Forum: Foo
02-04-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Felicitations, Hondo. I'll be there in May myself.

Felicitations, Hondo. I'll be there in May myself.
02-03-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 164,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Same. My wife wanted eggdrop soup from the...

Same. My wife wanted eggdrop soup from the chinese place around the corner (about 1.5 miles away).

...I took the long way. ;)
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,813
Views: 418,723
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The picture isn't that spectacular, but it's not...

The picture isn't that spectacular, but it's not often you get a clear view of a porcupine in the wild like this. He has his face tucked into his front paws, and was trying to be invisible here....
02-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,468
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Time to ban rsbob. ;)

Time to ban rsbob. ;)
01-28-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,468
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Don't ever get a velomobile! ;)

Don't ever get a velomobile! ;)
Forum: Foo
01-27-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,919
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Everyone bring joy to >BikeForums<. Some by...

Everyone bring joy to >BikeForums<.

Some by joining.

...some by leaving. ;)
01-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 123,441
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We don't have actual "Dead End" signs here. This...

We don't have actual "Dead End" signs here. This is how they do it locally:

...
01-25-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,935
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Year round commuter here as well, but I cheat: I...

Year round commuter here as well, but I cheat: I have a velomobile. :)

Even in ~20F temps, the inside of the velo usually hovers around 45-50F, depending mostly on how much wind is affecting the...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,391
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I haven't tried that particular one. The only...

I haven't tried that particular one. The only Mexican beer I've found that I like is Modelo Negra. I tend to strongly lean towards porters, stouts, and wheatbeers. I do like me a lot of the Belgian...
Forum: Foo
01-22-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 988
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We're fastering a (formerly) feral cat. She was...

We're fastering a (formerly) feral cat. She was trapped when she was pregnant, raised her kittens in another foster home where they were then adopted out.

When she came to us in early Nov, she was...
01-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You do now. I never ride without the...

You do now.

I never ride without the following gear:
1 - Full face helmet
2 - Leather jacket with CE approved armor
3 - Leather pants with CE armor that zip to the jacket
4 - Leather boots to...
01-20-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,427
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've punched and broke the driver's side mirror...

I've punched and broke the driver's side mirror of cars that were being driven by asshats (one actively tried to run me off the road) on 3 separate occasions on my motorcycle. :)
01-18-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The biggest problem with this is that some...

The biggest problem with this is that some cyclist will forget to charge their widget, then they'll be blamed when the careless driver runs them over because they weren't pinging.
01-11-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,648
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Most states I've lived in, turning right on a red...

Most states I've lived in, turning right on a red is legal, after stopping.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,784
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been riding in the dark for so long, it's...

I've been riding in the dark for so long, it's practically second nature. I have two headlights on the recumbent. Most times I run just one, and the other is a backup, but sometimes I run one at a...
12-16-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,290
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is how I look at it as well. ...

This is how I look at it as well.

Particularly on hills. I can ride 6-7 hours easy at a decent (18-20mph on my recumbent, 22-24 in the velo) pace on level ground, but as soon as I start going into...
12-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,389
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Another possible option, given the reported...

Another possible option, given the reported swerve of the box truck and the conditions, is that the wind gusted and caused the truck to swerve. I've driven large box trucks a few times, and unless...
12-11-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,389
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I hope the police subpoena the phone records of...

I hope the police subpoena the phone records of the truck driver. That's where I'd bet on the reason for this.
12-11-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,493
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would still note the address and report it to...

I would still note the address and report it to your local animal control. If there are previous reports, or subsequent reports, at least something will eventually be done.

Ignoring means someone...
12-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,543
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Best way to deal with ice: Play hockey in a...

Best way to deal with ice: Play hockey in a rotovelo!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_wXHFab5XU
Forum: Foo
12-08-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,718
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Please tell me you've seen this already: ...

Please tell me you've seen this already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyEiqz6gKYo
Forum: Foo
12-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,751
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, at some point, I just look at those people...

Yeah, at some point, I just look at those people and say, "Karen, you're the reason we have warning labels on shampoo bottles," and leave.
Forum: Commuting
12-01-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,121
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My snow ride: ...

My snow ride:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/velo_snow01_646a0dccd8f0bd3d7720497d70ea1e51250fdb51.jpg
11-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,117
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's more common than you might think, but...

It's more common than you might think, but certainly a tiny fraction of actual riding that gets recorded. There are a fair number of videos on the Cycliq site that state that charges were later filed...
11-09-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,224
Posted By Notso_fastLane

You should get some Cat Ears (they work way...

You should get some Cat Ears (they work way better that I expected they might). :)

https://www.cat-ears.com/
Forum: Commuting
11-05-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,671
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I throw everything in the back of my velomobile....

I throw everything in the back of my velomobile. :D
11-05-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,286
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Something bicyclists need to keep in mind in...

Something bicyclists need to keep in mind in situations where there is a lot of traffic and you are moving along the rightside where you may catch up.

Drivers have a very short memory. They passed...
11-04-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,657
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Oh, I get that. I'm extra alert for bikes and...

Oh, I get that. I'm extra alert for bikes and motorcycles, but some times, the IQ challenged still manage to almost make me hit them....

However, even if the cyclist was at fault, this driver got...
11-04-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,994
Posted By Notso_fastLane

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr....

We had a cold snap last week. Riding to a Dr. appointment at 9am, it was 17F (-8C) when I left. It had been in the 40 the days before, so I wasn't really prepared and was chilly the whole way.
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