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09-20-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By mexredknee

Handlebar Extension

Earlier this week I was at Panera Bread restaurant when I saw an older gentleman, admitted to being in his 60s, who had a bike with a curious red and white pole extending from the end of his left...
01-28-06, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By mexredknee

Funny video. Thanks for the post.

Funny video.
Thanks for the post.
01-28-06, 11:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,142
Posted By mexredknee

Though everyone has the right to defend...

Though everyone has the right to defend themselves when personally attacked.

Although I agree with rvabiker. This would have probably been avoided if she just reported the vehicle instead of...
01-28-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,522
Posted By mexredknee

I've never felt like there was a problem with the...

I've never felt like there was a problem with the cars in my commuting area. I respect the motorists and I find that they give me respect in return.

Speaking strictly of Portland, I wonder if the...
01-19-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,612
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks Helmet Head for clarifying vc. I thought I...

Thanks Helmet Head for clarifying vc. I thought I was riding according to vc principles but now I realize that I don't, and gladly so.

I use the hand signals before every turn.
I will come to a...
01-19-06, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks Velo for the info. I would like the ride...

Thanks Velo for the info.
I would like the ride the along the canal sometime but I can't see riding that, especially if others are using it.
I noticed the road at the bottom. Where does that lead?...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-06, 08:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,959
Posted By mexredknee

I've recieved the same since I've started riding...

I've recieved the same since I've started riding with one addition.
One woman said under her breath "That poor man has to ride his bike to work."
I almost laughed out loud but instead cracked a...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By mexredknee

Very Cool! This vid is a keeper for my arsenal...

Very Cool!
This vid is a keeper for my arsenal against poor (or uninformed) riding practices.
Thanks!
01-03-06, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By mexredknee

Everyone is different. I found that my feet don't...

Everyone is different. I found that my feet don't get cold so I can ride in the teens with just socks and sneakers. On the other hand my face gets cold quickly so I need to wear the balaclava at a...
01-02-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,251
Posted By mexredknee

Sorry you had a nasty fall Bikepacker. I was...

Sorry you had a nasty fall Bikepacker.

I was alway leery of snow on the side of the road because I never knew what might be hidden in it.
Thanks for the warning.
12-26-05, 01:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks spandexwarrior. That's hilarious! ...

Thanks spandexwarrior.
That's hilarious!
:lol:
12-24-05, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By mexredknee

Debra, I'm sorry to hear about your dad and wish...

Debra, I'm sorry to hear about your dad and wish the best for you this Christmas Season.

My Dad (83 year old) will spend this Christmas in the hospital. He had a heart valve replaced.
Your post...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-05, 10:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,292
Posted By mexredknee

Here's what I found as far as being dorky on a...

Here's what I found as far as being dorky on a bike.
When I started riding (last Fall) people did not take me seriously. I think it was because I was just another cyclist. Now that I ride every...
12-23-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,068
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks for the thread BenyBen. In the Fall I...

Thanks for the thread BenyBen.
In the Fall I bought my bike to lower my gas cost. Now I strickly use the bike for every trip I can. I haven't stopped. I took every piece of advice I read here.
...
12-23-05, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By mexredknee

I chickened out at first but the next day I...

I chickened out at first but the next day I decided to take a small run just up/down the street.
Now with more layers I haven't reached a too-low-to-ride temp yet.
12-21-05, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By mexredknee

nope :D

nope
:D
12-21-05, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By mexredknee

Super thanks, Bikepacker67. Just curious, what...

Super thanks, Bikepacker67.
Just curious, what was the temperature? It looks like the snow was fairly solid.
Thanks.
12-21-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By mexredknee

I was thinking of getting one of these breathing...

I was thinking of getting one of these breathing units. I found that when the temp. was
-10F I had to slow down so I could lower my breathing rate. Thanks for your review, most helpful. BTW: A big...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By mexredknee

I have had drivers refuse to pull up beside me...

I have had drivers refuse to pull up beside me but it is rare. Most of the time they just ignore me and pull up to the intersection (only stop signs here) and go when traffic clears.

I had one...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-05, 08:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,744
Posted By mexredknee

Savas, you crack me up. :lol:

Savas, you crack me up. :lol:
12-09-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks everyone for all your input. I've decided...

Thanks everyone for all your input. I've decided to hold off for now.
When (or if) I do decide to purchase a video recording device I'll keep all this advice in mind.
Thanks again.
:)
12-07-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mexredknee

Eventhough I commute on back roads, I've had a...

Eventhough I commute on back roads, I've had a few close calls. One car seems to demand the road so as not to move over when passing me. This car has repeatedly come whithin a 1.5' of me. I guess I...
12-07-05, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mexredknee

Thanks AndrewP. I'll keep the "Time and Date...

Thanks AndrewP.
I'll keep the "Time and Date Overlays" feature in mind when shopping.
12-07-05, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By mexredknee

Recording your trips.

I was intrigued by the idea of recording the trip to protect yourself in court, ect. I was wondering how a recording is accepted? Can anyone give me an actual case where a video helped them win a...
12-06-05, 09:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,110
Posted By mexredknee

snow storm ... hmmm Best riding weather yet! ...

snow storm ... hmmm
Best riding weather yet!
I think I'll be bummed out when Spring comes.
:p
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,441
Posted By mexredknee

I'll jump into the fun here. I commute to school...

I'll jump into the fun here. I commute to school (10 miles). I have the W106 on my Trek 7100. I found they do well but I have to watch it in deep snow. I hope to continue through the rest of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 06:28 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,688
Posted By mexredknee

Hello everyone. I saw this thread and thought I'd...

Hello everyone. I saw this thread and thought I'd post my first-time experiences.

I currently have 700 mi. logged on my Trek 7100 from my 10 mi. commute (one-way). I ride mainly on country roads....
11-30-05, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By mexredknee

Hey Zin, Thanks for the pics. Just a few...

Hey Zin,

Thanks for the pics. Just a few questions.
Pic1: What are the specs of your sunglasses and where did you get them?
Pic1: Does your safety vest have blinkies?
Pic2: Do you ride to the...
11-25-05, 05:51 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 105,195
Posted By mexredknee

Today @ 14 F (with a whiteout) I wore: ...

Today @ 14 F (with a whiteout) I wore:

Thermal underwear (top and bottom) and wool socks
Jeans, a long-sleve shirt and some worn-out sneakers
Waterproof breathable jacket, balaclava, clear...
11-24-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By mexredknee

Many thanks Gojohnnygo for the pics. I'm...

Many thanks Gojohnnygo for the pics.
I'm surprised you didn't get more snow. I live near the Utica/Rome area and it looks like we got as much snow as you! I'm just curious, what kind of bike are you...
11-21-05, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,225
Posted By mexredknee

I personally prefer public places to lock my...

I personally prefer public places to lock my bike. After my ride I lock my bike to a bike rack between a major parking lot and the school I go to. Since there is pedestrian trafic there all day (and...
11-02-05, 05:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,750
Posted By mexredknee

I haven't been riding more than a few months and...

I haven't been riding more than a few months and didn't know what a Critical Mass was until I read this post and all its links. So this is just a newbie's POV.

I read that in a CM that the group...
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