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10-22-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,551
Posted By njkayaker

I don't get the "logic" that 5 year old helmets...

I don't get the "logic" that 5 year old helmets no longer work for the original owner but magically work if they are donated.

Given it's commonly understood that "old helmets are unsafe", it's...
10-14-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By njkayaker

You should ask your question on the Garmin...

You should ask your question on the Garmin forums. Unfortunately, there isn't a subforum for the 1000 any more.
10-12-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

??? Who is saying "eveybody uses navigation...

???

Who is saying "eveybody uses navigation all the time"?

No one is saying that.
10-11-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

​​​​​​Here's you doing the same thing you are...

​​​​​​Here's you doing the same thing you are complaining about. Just days ago.



Unusually sloppy for you.

​​​​​​Does this computer make much sense for navigation?

It might be sort of OK...
10-11-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

This makes no sense. What the heck are you...

This makes no sense.

What the heck are you going on about?

You didn't read what I wrote.

If a $300 bike is "out of reach" of somebody, wouldn't a $150 computer also be "out of reach" for...
10-10-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,256
Posted By njkayaker

It's fine if your ride is less than 2 hours. Or...

It's fine if your ride is less than 2 hours. Or you can stop and swap batteries.

I wonder if using your phone as a hotspot works like a router (creating a LAN)?

This is smaller and can be run...
10-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

This is stupid. Usually, if people can spend...

This is stupid.

Usually, if people can spend $150, they can spend $300. It's not that much of a difference (and plain dumb to think that would serve as a basis for "snobbery").

They should be...
10-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

A "similar" Garmin (520) is 1.7-2.5 times the...

A "similar" Garmin (520) is 1.7-2.5 times the price.

Seems weak for navigation.

http://bikemag.hu/english/igpsport-igs618-review-an-emerging-brand-on-the-cycling-gps-computer-market

The...
10-05-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

If he had a charger, he wouldn’t be complaining...

If he had a charger, he wouldn’t be complaining about a 6 hour runtime.

He talked about 6 hours being too short. We don’t really know anything else.

He can also replace the battery for $30 (or...
10-05-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

About $300-600. An external battery charger...

About $300-600.

An external battery charger is $20.
Forum: Foo
10-05-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
Posted By njkayaker

It has an external screen. You don’t need to open...

It has an external screen. You don’t need to open it to check it.

The price is likely irrelevant. It probably won’t be purchased by poor people like you.

It’s still not ready for the real...
10-04-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

As I said earlier, RWGPS implied they would...

As I said earlier, RWGPS implied they would support the Explore but that they would need to buy one first.

The RWGPS app runs on the older 520. It supports the older Explore 1000.

The UI and...
Forum: Touring
10-04-19, 05:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By njkayaker

It came with 32s. It it can take wider tires...

It came with 32s.

It it can take wider tires than that (but, maybe, not with fenders).

No no one knows what fenders you have on it (and what size tire will work with them).
10-04-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

Somebody asked about the Explore in July. ...

Somebody asked about the Explore in July.

RWGPS replied 9/10/2019 saying they were looking into adding more device compatibility in future releases.

In another RWGPS reply, they indicate they...
10-04-19, 04:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

Thatís a possible reason. But it would be kind of...

Thatís a possible reason. But it would be kind of odd for them to have the others but not this one.

Anyway...

Itís almost a certainty that most (by a large majority) app developers donít have...
10-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

All of the newer units support some form of IQ (2...

All of the newer units support some form of IQ (2 or better) starting with the 520.

IQ 3 gives you a better menu to use in apps.

The Explore is newer than the 1000 and the 1000 Explore.

It...
10-02-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By njkayaker

The 530 is worth the extra $50 over the 520. ...

The 530 is worth the extra $50 over the 520.

I'd like to try the Explore. It's too bad that doesn't have IQ 3.
10-01-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By njkayaker

You can get a Garmin 520 for $250. The...

You can get a Garmin 520 for $250.

The Garmins might not be perfect but the reviews of this suggest that this is much worse.

It's not that great a deal.
09-30-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,347
Posted By njkayaker

Things must be very slow in bikeforums.

Things must be very slow in bikeforums.
09-25-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

??? I never said that. Riding in any city...

??? I never said that.


Riding in any city is often slow.

You don't generally get very many opportunities to smell the tulips riding in cities because doing so would usually get you run into.
09-25-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

It's ONE style. It's a completely fine style but...

It's ONE style. It's a completely fine style but not the only one.


Why should people need to ride the way you think they should?
09-25-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

You are making stuff up. I don't care whether...

You are making stuff up. I don't care whether people use helmets or not.
09-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

That's inner-city Amsterdam. It makes a...

That's inner-city Amsterdam.

It makes a particular style of riding a bike a delight.

I suspect some advocates think it makes all styles (especially, fast riding) a delight.
09-25-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

It's not clear the roll-over is completed in 0.2...

It's not clear the roll-over is completed in 0.2 seconds.

I can feel a bump with my front wheel and be off the seat by the time the rear wheel hits it. That's reacting before the gap of about 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,289
Posted By njkayaker

If you are more comfortable on the Roubaix than...

If you are more comfortable on the Roubaix than on the Tarmac, you may be significantly faster on the Roubaix in an endurance race.


I think I understand this? Not sure... Im asking if I should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,289
Posted By njkayaker

Don't be shy! It's a misuse of that word. Though,...

Don't be shy! It's a misuse of that word. Though, it's possible that the poster here is misquoting.
09-25-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

As a generally applied maneuver, sure it does. ...

As a generally applied maneuver, sure it does.

If you have all that time to roll, you have the time to push back. And few people have the ability to roll. Everybody can push back. Or, it's easier...
09-24-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

This sinks your idea that people have enough time...

This sinks your idea that people have enough time to Akido roll themselves to safety.

Is going over the bars even that common?

You are less likely to be in the position of flipping over in the...
09-24-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

The weight is distributed differently. There's...

The weight is distributed differently. There's more weight forward on a road bike. If there's an "over the handle bar" event on upright-posture bike, there's a bit more time available to "catch" the...
09-24-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

??? wphamilton didn't say they did this. ...

???

wphamilton didn't say they did this.

No one has said it does this.

???
09-24-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,347
Posted By njkayaker

Things must be very slow in Illinois.

Things must be very slow in Illinois.
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By njkayaker

The 6s is still fine. The 11 will still be...

The 6s is still fine.

The 11 will still be available in a few months.

Seems you have a bit of "upgraditis". Wait a bit, and maybe, it will pass.
Forum: Foo
09-24-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,145
Posted By njkayaker

Some call it the "Dutch Reach". There are people...

Some call it the "Dutch Reach". There are people in the US advocating it.

https://www.dutchreach.org/

Just to be clear: there's no reason multiple approaches can't be used.
09-24-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

The Netherlands has many cyclists that ride...

The Netherlands has many cyclists that ride regularly and slowly. It might not just be "infrastructure" that makes the injury rate lower.

Proportionally, many fewer people ride in the US (there...
09-24-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

You are making things up again. Many...

You are making things up again.



Many more people ride more frequently in the Netherlands than people do in the US.

Most of the riders in the US ride slowly, but there aren't that many of...
09-23-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

This doesn't mean helmets are useless (it doesn't...

This doesn't mean helmets are useless (it doesn't say anything useful about that).
09-23-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2,996
Views: 271,907
Posted By njkayaker

Yeah, it's different. A lot of the cycling...

Yeah, it's different.

A lot of the cycling in the Netherlands is like enhanced walking. A lot of it is slow.

It also helps significantly that a large fraction of the population cycles.

(I've...
Forum: Foo
09-23-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,145
Posted By njkayaker

You didn't look at the thread I linked to. ...

You didn't look at the thread I linked to.

Hopefully, you know what "/s" means.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By njkayaker

I haven't seen that sort of degradation either. ...

I haven't seen that sort of degradation either.

Not to say that no one sees it. But it's not everyone.
Forum: Foo
09-23-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,145
Posted By njkayaker

Innovation is bad. It never works. /s ...

Innovation is bad. It never works. /s

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1183756-i-almost-got-doored-yet-most-drivers-blame-me-how-do-we-improve-car-culture.html
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,493
Posted By njkayaker

It appears you'd need to devote a pannier to...

It appears you'd need to devote a pannier to carry it.

It's overkill for bicycle touring.

If you "need" it, you are probably carrying too much crap.
09-23-19, 11:50 AM
09-23-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

* Air bags were introduced in high end cars. Now,...

* Air bags were introduced in high end cars. Now, they are standard.
* ABS brakes were introduced in high end cars. Now, they are standard.
* Rear view cameras were introduced in high end cars....
09-23-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

"Exaggerated" by whom? It's certainly a risk...

"Exaggerated" by whom?

It's certainly a risk (if not the largest one) and it might be larger in some places than others.
...
09-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

So, what if it's less? Even more people die of...

So, what if it's less? Even more people die of heart attacks per year than the tiny 818.

If something can be fixed with not much effort, why would you not want to use it?

What you and ILTB keep...
09-23-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

I can't make you think. That's your problem, If...

I can't make you think. That's your problem, If you think something isn't clear, then ask for a clarification. Don't keep making up straw man arguments.


No doubt posters here appreciate you...
09-21-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

You are making things up again. You talked...

You are making things up again.

You talked about locking doors. I did not. That might not be necessary to be useful.


​​

Cars already have no problem doing this. It's common.
Forum: Foo
09-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,145
Posted By njkayaker

Progressive has an option to use a tracker for a...

Progressive has an option to use a tracker for a while to get driving behavior. It's looking at speed and acceleration.

The tracker plugs into the ODBII port and transmits the data via a built-in...
09-21-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

Drivers on highways pass in the door zone. ...

Drivers on highways pass in the door zone.

The detectors already do the discrimination you think is impossible.

You have no idea how the blind spot detectors work.

You can't really be this...
09-20-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,114
Posted By njkayaker

You can't really be this clueless. Why would...

You can't really be this clueless.

Why would they need to filter out "all but bicycles"?

The detectors already detect cars in the door zone at highway speeds.


It's an idea.

Most of...
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