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10-15-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By Milton Keynes

Auxiliary cooling not only because they'll run 8...

Auxiliary cooling not only because they'll run 8 hours a shift, but also if they get involved in a chase running at high speeds it's more likely the engine will survive compared to normal civilian...
10-15-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Milton Keynes

I would totally lock my bike to that. What other...

I would totally lock my bike to that. What other purpose could it serve? It doesn't work as a bench, no comfortable way to sit on it. Doesn't even really work as art for me, but I guess art is in...
10-15-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Milton Keynes

My helmet has a built-in red LED in the rear, two...

My helmet has a built-in red LED in the rear, two modes of flashing or solid on. Not super bright but noticeable. I don't rely on it, mainly on the taillights on my bike, but use the helmet light...
10-15-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Milton Keynes

Sad that they don't support that compatibility. ...

Sad that they don't support that compatibility. I have a smart watch which I tried to sync with Strava when I got it, but it just wouldn't find it. No matter, I can still use the watch's app to...
10-15-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Milton Keynes

Living in a small rural town, an automobile is...

Living in a small rural town, an automobile is necessary. However, I do ride my bike around as much as possible when I need to go somewhere here in town. But it does seem that most people see a...
10-15-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By Milton Keynes

Sorry, I had to laugh at this. One man's art is...

Sorry, I had to laugh at this. One man's art is another man's bike rack.
10-15-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,561
Posted By Milton Keynes

So he should have stopped after "reasonable...

So he should have stopped after "reasonable forum."
10-15-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,308
Posted By Milton Keynes

And then just realize that they probably also...

And then just realize that they probably also have or will eventually have children and you realize what's wrong with our society.
10-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Milton Keynes

Or at least wait half an hour after eating.

Or at least wait half an hour after eating.
10-15-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,065
Posted By Milton Keynes

I'm afraid I've only got two bikes, a hybrid I...

I'm afraid I've only got two bikes, a hybrid I use mainly as a road bike, and a mountain bike I use for tooling around town and for gravel. But between the both of them I have enough variety to go...
10-15-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By Milton Keynes

Use enough duck tape and you can fix anythin'.

Use enough duck tape and you can fix anythin'.
10-10-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,561
Posted By Milton Keynes

Until you forget and take a big swig of ammonia...

Until you forget and take a big swig of ammonia...
10-10-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Milton Keynes

Doh! I didn't realize I was responding to posts...

Doh! I didn't realize I was responding to posts from 12 years ago.
10-10-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Milton Keynes

Neat, but how long does it glow and how long do...

Neat, but how long does it glow and how long do you have to charge it up?
10-10-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have a feeling that most people probably see...

I have a feeling that most people probably see sharrows and think that's where army corporals ride their bikes.
10-10-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's why I bought a set of wheel lights. They...

That's why I bought a set of wheel lights. They get noticed, and before you pull out into the street.
10-10-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Milton Keynes

Probably an idiotic requirement, but I have put...

Probably an idiotic requirement, but I have put reflective tape on my forks and seat stays just as an added visibility measure. I figured since I do a lot of riding in the dark it can't hurt.
10-10-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,374
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think it depends on the state. In my state,...

I think it depends on the state. In my state, it's a legal requirement to have a red reflector on the rear if you're riding at night. And no bicycle pedals can be sold without having yellow...
10-10-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By Milton Keynes

I agree with drop bars, but if you insist on...

I agree with drop bars, but if you insist on getting a flat bar bike, get a good quality set of bar ends. You'll enjoy having the extra hand positions.
10-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Milton Keynes

Everyone knows that Jewish people drive with...

Everyone knows that Jewish people drive with their hands at 10 & 2 and eyes straight ahead, phones down.

The funny thing is that with those little roadside memorials is that they're not just on...
10-09-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,753
Posted By Milton Keynes

Nice smooth road, riding a steep downhill run...

Nice smooth road, riding a steep downhill run with a stiff wind at my back.
10-09-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Milton Keynes

Perhaps the car got parked under a tree or...

Perhaps the car got parked under a tree or something. Tree leaves which get wet tend to create an acid which can eat away at car finishes.
10-09-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,969
Posted By Milton Keynes

What's wrong with regular car wax? I don't know...

What's wrong with regular car wax? I don't know what car wax has good protection from UV, but if it's going to be available for a bike I'd think it would be available for a car.
10-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Milton Keynes

My helmet has a built-in red light on the back,...

My helmet has a built-in red light on the back, so obviously that's what I use. I do have a clip-on white LED light for the front, which is a clip-on light for a ball cap visor. It clips onto the...
10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Milton Keynes

I did two centuries which were organized rides. ...

I did two centuries which were organized rides. Not exactly solo, but I wasn't riding with anyone, either, at least for the last 50 miles each time. I might pace myself with other riders and strike...
10-07-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Milton Keynes

Want to have some fun? Start a thread asking...

Want to have some fun? Start a thread asking what the best chain lube is, or start one talking about people with dogs on MUP's. Or ask why people always wave/don't wave. You'll up your post count...
10-06-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By Milton Keynes

I wouldn't mind using a fitness app to see how...

I wouldn't mind using a fitness app to see how much I exercise while doing my job, but the thing is that I get very dirty and sweaty during the summer, and I don't want to wear my smart watch or...
10-06-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,168
Posted By Milton Keynes

I have a small air compressor I use at home to...

I have a small air compressor I use at home to air up my bike tires.
10-04-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Milton Keynes

They already do that with little white crosses.

They already do that with little white crosses.
10-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By Milton Keynes

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is...

There seems to be an awful lot of "The cyclist is always in the right" around here. I personally call 'em as I see 'em.
10-03-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Milton Keynes

Most LED's operate on 1.5V. Running 6V through...

Most LED's operate on 1.5V. Running 6V through them without a current limiting resistor runs the risk of burning out the LED. That being said, many LED systems run on 3 to 6V, so my opinion is, it...
10-02-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, my son has only had his current bike about...

Yeah, my son has only had his current bike about two years and he's now ready for a big kid bike. This is the third bike he's gone through.
10-02-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 803
Posted By Milton Keynes

Or... A cyclist got abducted by aliens and...

Or...

A cyclist got abducted by aliens and the tractor beam from the alien space ship caused the pump to fall off and be left at the scene.
...
10-02-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Milton Keynes

Uh, no. They wouldn't dismiss a warrant just...

Uh, no. They wouldn't dismiss a warrant just because the cop who apprehended him did so because he was mistaken about bicycle taillights. A warrant is issued by a judge, and a warrant for a charge...
10-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Milton Keynes

What guilt was assumed? A police officer is not...

What guilt was assumed? A police officer is not required to write everyone they pull over a ticket, and it doesn't sound like he had any intention of writing him one. Just a warning that he was hard...
10-01-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Milton Keynes

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his...

The cop erroneously stopped him due to his misunderstanding of the law. If the guy had a warrant he'd have gone to jail regardless. They wouldn't kick him loose just because the cop misunderstood...
10-01-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,799
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's SOP to run people for warrants when you stop...

It's SOP to run people for warrants when you stop them. How is the cop supposed to know whether or not someone is wanted or not if they don't check warrants? The simple fact that the cop let him go...
09-30-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Milton Keynes

On the google maps street view picture there are...

On the google maps street view picture there are no dark marks on the sidewalk, but who knows how long ago that picture was taken? I thought the mark on the lower part of the rear wheel might be...
09-27-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 10,913
Posted By Milton Keynes

That's why you need a mirror on your helmet.

That's why you need a mirror on your helmet.
09-27-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Milton Keynes

Cover it in aluminum foil. Seriously though,...

Cover it in aluminum foil. Seriously though, aside from the solutions offered above, if there are any wires coming out of the headlight, you can put ferrite beads on them and that will help reduce...
09-27-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,890
Posted By Milton Keynes

Had a truck driver take off the front of my...

Had a truck driver take off the front of my wife's car this very way. Truck was in the inside lane getting ready to turn right, wife was in the outside lane also getting ready to turn right when the...
09-27-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,921
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think you're right. Think of an emergency...

I think you're right. Think of an emergency vehicle... an ambulance for instance. More attention is gotten by having the emergency lights all over it flashing out of sequence rather than having...
09-27-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,966
Posted By Milton Keynes

Did someone cut the sign post with a blowtorch?

Did someone cut the sign post with a blowtorch?
09-27-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,215
Posted By Milton Keynes

This is exactly what happened with the nearest...

This is exactly what happened with the nearest rail trail to me. When it was being proposed, one guy living next to the old rail line fought tooth and nail to keep it from becoming a reality. Then,...
09-27-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,604
Posted By Milton Keynes

It's still pretty warm here in the Midwest, but...

It's still pretty warm here in the Midwest, but has cooled down a bit. I know it won't be long, though, before I'll have to give up my morning rides and instead spin on my trainer indoors.
09-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 694
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well at least they won't mess with you in those...

Well at least they won't mess with you in those bad neighborhoods.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,034
Posted By Milton Keynes

Yeah, sorry, but the nested quotes are confusing....

Yeah, sorry, but the nested quotes are confusing. Much more clear to quote another poster, then put your comments under that quote. Then post another quote and then comment on that quote, etc.
09-26-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 729
Posted By Milton Keynes

Well, I'm no bike mechanic but I had a lady bring...

Well, I'm no bike mechanic but I had a lady bring her bike into my automotive shop to have me put a new tube in her rear tire. It had an IGH, something I've never dealt with before. On the...
09-26-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By Milton Keynes

I don't think it's that people who use this...

I don't think it's that people who use this system are filled with fear of wrecking or being run over, but I think it's just a peace of mind thing for "just in case." Kind of like how On Star can...
09-26-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,174
Posted By Milton Keynes

Nice that they have a camera mounted above the...

Nice that they have a camera mounted above the shower.
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