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01-25-23, 04:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By Trakhak

Putting a lid on the spike would be silly. And...

Putting a lid on the spike would be silly. And counterproductive.
01-22-23, 02:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By Bald Paul

And you know that in every Cadillac dealer shop,...

And you know that in every Cadillac dealer shop, some tech gets a ticket on a car that got towed in, out of gas, with "Customer states fuel door will not open". :bang:

I can't tell you how many...
01-20-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By EBikeFanatic

I barely drive but I do like cars. Too many be...

I barely drive but I do like cars. Too many be miserable people who just treat driving like a chore when in reality it’s quite fun when you don’t do it everyday for hours
01-07-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By tegnamo

Surly Bill trailer customizations

A few months ago I posted about building a custom trailer from 80/20. A variety of factors made me not want to take that plunge. And I still didn't have a welding setup to make something simple from...
12-23-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By urbanknight

We tend to have very slow traffic during rush...

We tend to have very slow traffic during rush hour in the city itself, but your experience is indeed common either outside of rush hour or in surrounding areas once past the slow traffic. I would say...
12-23-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By livedarklions

All the silly nit-picking about the words...

All the silly nit-picking about the words "bumper-to-bumper" kind of lost an important part of the story which is your strategy of if and how to ride on a particular road can vary depending on what...
12-14-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By Harhir

I built the rack myself. It was very easy...

I built the rack myself. It was very easy afterall on the BikeE. It is just clamped to the frame. 2 aluminum angles, wood board bolted on top, 2 pair of Sunseeker pannier racks and two pairs of BikeE...
12-13-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,225
Posted By jankdc

For those interested, here is what the original...

For those interested, here is what the original poster ended up doing. More information can be found by searching the recumbent forums. ...
12-12-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By FBinNY

Kudos. Discretion is the better part of valor. ...

Kudos. Discretion is the better part of valor. Being able to judge a bad situation and adjust accordingly is possibly the best safety skill a rider can develop. Unfortunately, too many cyclists...
12-12-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,214
Posted By urbanknight

Makes sense. I already wait at fresh green lights...

Makes sense. I already wait at fresh green lights until the traffic passes. No use in making them all pass me seconds later.

I'm not downtown, so the streets here usually flow pretty well with...
12-05-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By rekmeyata

Some of you should not be riding bikes, you're a...

Some of you should not be riding bikes, you're a danger to yourselves!

Of course a car is suppose to by law if turning right yield to a bike, but the problem with that is some of you think that...
12-04-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By FBinNY

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S...

I suspect that part of the issue with some A&S folks is that they have a binary, zero-sum worldview. So they take any suggestion that cyclist victims might have contributed to their misfortune, as...
12-03-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By Polaris OBark

The global population was at least a factor of 2...

The global population was at least a factor of 2 smaller back then. Huge FUVs and pickups did not dominate our roads. Cell phones and text messages didn't exist. People had some sense of community...
12-03-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By tomato coupe

I'd be willing to bet there's been at least one...

I'd be willing to bet there's been at least one case where a person has been hit by their spouse while riding a trainer in the garage.
12-03-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By MVTee

Never heard of a fatality but i'd imagine...

Never heard of a fatality but i'd imagine stationary bikes hurt 1000s of people of a day, these things are magnets for stubbing toes or bumping body parts into when you're trying to pick something up...
11-28-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By jon c.

Have you not heard the same thing regarding...

Have you not heard the same thing regarding hundreds of auto accidents over the years? Drivers pull out in front of oncoming vehicles on a regular basis because they "didn't see them." This...
11-28-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 968
Posted By Chuck Naill

Here there are pedestrians and bicyclists who are...

Here there are pedestrians and bicyclists who are not participating in a hobby sport. For them they are walking or cycling for transportation. They are on roads at dusk and later. On one stretch, I...
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By Chukbacca

Bike tow truck…sort of

I used to pick up my kids from school using a tandem and a pedal trailer behind it. As they outgrew the pedal trailers, I was trying to figure a way to allow me to pick them up from school on the...
11-05-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,384
Posted By Moe Zhoost

In the last 10 years, I have not once been yelled...

In the last 10 years, I have not once been yelled at by a motorist. However, I have been yelled at by a fisherman to get out of his part of the lake.
10-30-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By dixonge

I get the basic idea. I mean, technically, it...

I get the basic idea. I mean, technically, it *does* have a motor, an electric one. I think the problem is that "motorized vehicle" has meant a gasoline-powered engine for about a century. There were...
10-16-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By alloo

I've been Car Free since 2005. I got around on...

I've been Car Free since 2005. I got around on motorscooters and motorcycles. Now I've added a beach cruiser and an ebike for neighborhood riding and commuting respectively. I think both bicycles...
10-15-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,163
Posted By Gear_Admiral

Good points. I'm sure having narrower streets...

Good points. I'm sure having narrower streets with trees and not massive multi-lane roads with "clear zones" devoid of any shade at all would help, as would having changing rooms at work. Even if...
10-09-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By vespasianus

And he found the Bikeforum site, created and...

And he found the Bikeforum site, created and account and told his tale here? If true, I feel sorry for him but what the heck is he expecting. Go to the authorities, hire a lawyer. Do something...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,420
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I started bike commuting to work full time...

I started bike commuting to work full time approximately two years ago and I love it. Weather does NOT matter for me in the Midwest!
10-07-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,978
Posted By Bmach

Even once in the cross walk you still need to...

Even once in the cross walk you still need to keep your head on a swivel.
10-06-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By base2

Well, I read it as he was car free by choice, for...

Well, I read it as he was car free by choice, for 4 years, until he couldn't see as well anymore due to age. Then when he got that taken care of & when he could see clearly again, he realized that...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,430
Posted By tFUnK

Nice. This is doable if I'm on my road bike and...

Nice. This is doable if I'm on my road bike and traveling light. But even then, for me to go that fast, I would not want to wear regular work clothes, and I'd get really sweaty afterwards (and...
10-04-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,093
Posted By work4bike

I get this a lot when I pull up to 4-way stops,...

I get this a lot when I pull up to 4-way stops, I've learned to not look in their direction and pretend like I'm scratching my leg or something.
09-30-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,929
Posted By Daniel4

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.

Bad drivers make for good youtube uploads.
09-30-22, 04:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,929
Posted By rumrunn6

[QUOTE=JoeyBike;22663803]unless you have the...

[QUOTE=JoeyBike;22663803]unless you have the Hubble Space Telescope mounted to your bike and it looks like a cannon to motorists, the camera will never be noticed/QUOTE]
I really enjoyed your...
09-26-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By Daniel4

There was a time when I went to a lot of trade...

There was a time when I went to a lot of trade shows. Then one year, I took notice of something.

The people who go to the Outdoor Adventure Show (canoeists, wilderness camping, hikers,...
09-22-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By flangehead

Your shadow points at danger...

I'm a little late with this, but today is the equinox and for those of us where most roads were laid out E/W/N/S we've got the sun lined up directly along the road at dawn and dusk.

At low light...
09-18-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By Yune_Garage

This man has literally been “FREE from OWNING a...

This man has literally been “FREE from OWNING a car” aka CAR FREE” personally as an individual despite his wife owning a car, yet some of these muppets in the ‘car free cult’ are desperately trying...
09-10-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By ironwood

Yes, and the quiet roads that I used to ride on...

Yes, and the quiet roads that I used to ride on are now used by commuters who a directed by their GPS and Waze. So I ride on paths more. Things were better during the Covid lockdown.
08-28-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By 10 Wheels

Welcome. 80 here. converted a Kids trailer for...

Welcome.
80 here. converted a Kids trailer for grocerys and stuff.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1721x945/a_trailer_convertion__b36c0b9791016759d25e1b927ca5695e75ab0859.jpg
08-28-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,246
Posted By GamblerGORD53

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to...

The most likely scenario is the truck slowed to make a wide turn, then cyclist caught up and entered the **** zone.
08-07-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 6,730
Posted By Crash2Much

I don't ride on city streets or roads anymore its...

I don't ride on city streets or roads anymore its is a death wish cars always win.
07-23-22, 12:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By M Rose

Where would I go that I cannot walk or ride my...

Where would I go that I cannot walk or ride my bike… SafeWay is a crossed the street, all of the restaurants are within walking distance from us… so we walk… she just has to have a car for work.
07-21-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By M Rose

I’m with the OP on this… he lived car free as...

I’m with the OP on this… he lived car free as much as I do… I don’t drive anywhere unless it’s to run an errand for her. Yes I bought her her car 5 years ago… I personally have driven it maybe 200...
07-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By SalsaShark

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously...

It's really not. Just because the OP erroneously decided to factor in fuel costs into owning a car does not mean that it is warranted.
Comparing apples to apples, the price of owning a vehicle, be...
07-16-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,232
Posted By SalsaShark

When I had a car that I called my own, it cost me...

When I had a car that I called my own, it cost me less than $1000 per year.
Our current family car still probably comes close to that figure, if you do not factor in fuel costs.
03-16-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,804
Posted By prj71

I'm still trying to figure out why Paul has his...

I'm still trying to figure out why Paul has his undies in a bunch about these other cyclists.
12-03-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,171
Posted By Kat12

The point is that it's common for people not to...

The point is that it's common for people not to use their turn signals, so people like the idea that a car at least would do so, unlike a fair number of human drivers.




Right. This...
10-27-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By caloso

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign....

They owned it, apologized, and changed the sign. Move along.
09-01-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,888
Posted By Rick

Maybe they should paint a car sharrow in the car...

Maybe they should paint a car sharrow in the car parking spaces so the functionally illiterate motorists get the idea.
08-16-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,523
Posted By homeless in ca.

Maybe he needed the money to buy books for...

Maybe he needed the money to buy books for school. :speedy:
08-13-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,983
Posted By CAT7RDR

Keep your composure and soldier on.

Keep your composure and soldier on.
07-28-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,256
Posted By Juan Foote

I am not even going to pretend that you didn't...

I am not even going to pretend that you didn't make a great counterpoint. I have to say Kudos on that reply.
Just the same, there are some significant differences here that shouldn't be ignored.
07-02-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By Daniel4

When have reports of collisions and collisions...

When have reports of collisions and collisions causing death ever improved any drivers' driving habits? Never.


And that's for normal people.

As for criminals or people who contemplating...
06-27-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,454
Posted By Bald Paul

When it gets that hot, I just set up the trainer...

When it gets that hot, I just set up the trainer in my air conditioned room and Zwift.
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