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Forum: Commuting
10-06-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,922
Posted By Kat12

Possibly. It might depend on the pants, but I...

Possibly. It might depend on the pants, but I wear mine in cooler weather, both for soccer and to and from the gym, the same as my track pants. I'd want something lighter weight in hot weather (I...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,922
Posted By Kat12

Soccer warmup pants? Not tight up top (in fact,...

Soccer warmup pants? Not tight up top (in fact, have a roomy fit because of course they're meant for someone who has shorts underneath) but fitted at the lower leg (so no catching in anything). ...
08-03-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 947
Posted By Kat12

There, helmet. There, castle. Oh, wait......

There, helmet. There, castle.

Oh, wait... wrong line...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQQtgx4iG8E
06-11-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 755
Posted By Kat12

Yup. Found a lot of good info here, both...

Yup. Found a lot of good info here, both addressed to me and not. And I've been told here that it's better to post here rather than some other sections, so that says a lot. :)
06-07-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kat12

I think BF is one of those forums where one would...

I think BF is one of those forums where one would do well to understand the lay of the land before posting. It's not true of all forums, but some have a certain "flavor" to them and it's often that...
05-14-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,683
Posted By Kat12

Well, Bontrager it is... I was leaning slightly...

Well, Bontrager it is... I was leaning slightly toward the Lezyne just because of the chuck, but of the 6 stores in my area that would be candidates (4 bike stores, 2 general outdoors stores), only...
04-26-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,365
Posted By Kat12

I admit I went off in search of cucumber cocktail...

I admit I went off in search of cucumber cocktail recipes as well...



At that hour of the morning there's no way in hell *I'm* ever woke (and "WTF??" is indeed sometimes what I say when the...
03-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By Kat12

Um, my solutions were to make it so I COULD ride...

Um, my solutions were to make it so I COULD ride home.

Who is crying?


Who mentioned "horrific"?

Y'all overreact much? A person mentions that they might want to cover a wound and you act...
03-06-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By Kat12

Yes-- I would think I'd carry the things that...

Yes-- I would think I'd carry the things that would keep me on the road with minor injuries. Not being a long-distance rider/commuter, this is just me guessing, but I'm thinking I would encounter...
03-06-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Kat12

FWIW, it looks like Valentine is a dilute calico,...

FWIW, it looks like Valentine is a dilute calico, which means almost certainly female. I've not known of too many dilute calicos, personally... those pastel colors are so pretty.
03-05-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Kat12

That is a luxurious-looking fluff.

That is a luxurious-looking fluff.
03-05-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Kat12

You guys. If the cops are knocking on your door...

You guys. If the cops are knocking on your door at some point because I died from all these cute kittens, you only have yourselves to blame... (but for the love of Bastet, don't stop posting...
03-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Kat12

I had an odd dream once, a year or two after...

I had an odd dream once, a year or two after moving out on my own, that one of our cats jumped up on my bed. And it felt really, really real. In the dream I asked him, "How are you here?" since,...
02-12-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,609
Posted By Kat12

I sit at a desk looking at a computer indoors (no...

I sit at a desk looking at a computer indoors (no sunlight) whether I'm in the office or at home. Who are these people whose job at the office is vastly different than their job in the "home office"?...
02-06-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,532
Posted By Kat12

She wants to be the "cool aunt"! (Also-- hey, I...

She wants to be the "cool aunt"! (Also-- hey, I also want to snuggle them all, so who am I to criticize her??)
01-24-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By Kat12

...or at least toss me out on the side of the...

...or at least toss me out on the side of the road when I kept asking to drive...
01-22-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,224
Posted By Kat12

Is THAT what I need to do to get a ride in a fire...

Is THAT what I need to do to get a ride in a fire engine??
12-18-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,061
Posted By Kat12

...for?

...for?
12-12-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,664
Posted By Kat12

Why so narrow?? A bike lane in NYC that forces...

Why so narrow?? A bike lane in NYC that forces people to ride single file? Sounds like a recipe for disaster... (as in, actual disaster, when one slow person gums up the works and eventually gets...
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...
11-08-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,263
Posted By Kat12

I like that one too. Only... we're still allowed...

I like that one too. Only... we're still allowed to get ice cream during the police investigation, right???
11-08-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,263
Posted By Kat12

Kick him under a cement truck? (Frankly I...

Kick him under a cement truck?

(Frankly I think it makes a better mental image anyway.)
11-08-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,263
Posted By Kat12

I feel like this should be prominently posted at...

I feel like this should be prominently posted at the top of most forums on the internet...
11-03-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By Kat12

Can I use Robert Plant? ...

Can I use Robert Plant?

https://youtu.be/y8OtzJtp-EM?t=9
10-30-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,879
Posted By Kat12

I have nothing to contribute to this thread as...

I have nothing to contribute to this thread as nobody (nobody) wants to see the endless boring suburbs, but I am loving all of the pictures of lovely places... consider all of your photo posts...
10-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,697
Posted By Kat12

Or who don't have phones but simply don't know...

Or who don't have phones but simply don't know how to move over and realize that other sidewalk users get half... and those other people shouldn't have to squeeze way over to the side or walk off the...
10-12-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,755
Posted By Kat12

Okay, so people would turn for the door handle...

Okay, so people would turn for the door handle and still not look. Doesn't solve the problem.
10-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,762
Posted By Kat12

Way back in elementary school, we had a "bike...

Way back in elementary school, we had a "bike safety" presentation, and they had a drawing for a few bike helmets. My friend won one. He was so proud of that thing that he wore it outside for...
09-29-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,249
Posted By Kat12

Um, yes. My entire post was saying that this kid...

Um, yes. My entire post was saying that this kid shouldn't get a slap on the wrist, and the part you quoted was pointing out that in addition to the various penalties others had suggested, they...
09-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,249
Posted By Kat12

Maybe not, but when the dumb **** you do has very...

Maybe not, but when the dumb **** you do has very real and serious consequences for others, then I'm not inclined to go easy on a person just because they're "young and dumb." "I was young and dumb"...
09-23-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,005
Posted By Kat12

I think part of it is knowing what to expect. ...

I think part of it is knowing what to expect. The tandem is heavier. It is larger. It will feel more unstable because in addition to those two things (more unwieldy), instead of getting going by...
09-19-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,575
Posted By Kat12

I was thinking of installing something like that,...

I was thinking of installing something like that, yeah. Just wasn't sure of the design-- that pic helps, thanks.
09-02-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Kat12

Thanks! That confirmed what I think may be part...

Thanks! That confirmed what I think may be part of the problem-- because I'm mounting on the helmet visor, the mount is upside-down (prongs facing upward, rather than downward as on glasses), and...
09-01-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,888
Posted By Kat12

Yeah, it's counterintuitive to think you'd park...

Yeah, it's counterintuitive to think you'd park way out from the curb. And especially if uncertain, a person's probably going to play it safe rather than risk getting a ticket (or their car hit) by...
09-01-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,079
Posted By Kat12

I'm trying again to get used to my Take-a-Look...

I'm trying again to get used to my Take-a-Look mirror. I have it mounted on my helmet. I bought it because I have a friend with a tandem and I thought it might make it easier for me to see past her...
07-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,029
Posted By Kat12

But how many true "advocacy and safety" topics...

But how many true "advocacy and safety" topics can there be? "How to ride safely on the road." "Should there be bike lanes and what should they be like?" "How to keep your bike maintained to be...
06-17-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Kat12

I do, too, mostly because I feel pressured to...

I do, too, mostly because I feel pressured to pull over and let them pass.

(And I don't know that it's "too patient" so much as "back there plotting all the ways they're going to kill me." ...
06-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,112
Posted By Kat12

Oh, I've been in a situation where there were two...

Oh, I've been in a situation where there were two of us on a tandem yelling at a guy and he had noooooo idea. Must've been painful to have his music that loud.

OTOH, me yesterday: "On your right!"...
06-06-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,908
Posted By Kat12

Or "are thought to be based on others' opinions."...

Or "are thought to be based on others' opinions." For example: there are a lot of people who will blame others for their own screw-ups. (I've seen it.) They'd probably report on the survey that...
05-03-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Kat12

And, these signs are confusing. There are some...

And, these signs are confusing. There are some of these in my town, and I just saw an article in the local paper clarifying. At least where I live, the car doesn't have to stop unless the...
04-07-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By Kat12

Yup, that's what I'd wonder, too. Unless it was...

Yup, that's what I'd wonder, too. Unless it was a "hail mary/throw out a ton of emails" phishing thing and it just so happened that one of the people they sent it to (you) had actually ordered...
03-20-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,074
Posted By Kat12

Or they could be adjusting the radio, yelling at...

Or they could be adjusting the radio, yelling at their kids in the back seat, spending too long checking the rearview mirror, reading a billboard, looking at the woman in the red dress, watching the...
01-31-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By Kat12

Donate an inch of leg length to some needy person...

Donate an inch of leg length to some needy person (like, oh, me for example)? :D

(I keep thinking... all of the tall people I know, if each gave just a quarter of an inch, they'd never miss it...
01-31-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,573
Posted By Kat12

Sure-- happens to cars, too. A friend's daughter...

Sure-- happens to cars, too. A friend's daughter was in an accident as a passenger when they were waiting to turn left from a left-turn lane, crossing two lanes of traffic. One driver stopped and...
01-31-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,929
Posted By Kat12

OP, first I think it would be best to address the...

OP, first I think it would be best to address the fear and trauma you say keep/kept you from learning to ride, whatever the cause of it was. (Perhaps you have long ago, but you didn't say in your...
01-23-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,903
Posted By Kat12

I've seen both... the people who gear up, and the...

I've seen both... the people who gear up, and the guys in shorts and t-shirts, with their girlfriend perched on the back in shorts, tank top, and flip flops (I mean, I like exfoliation as much as the...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,569
Posted By Kat12

Oh, for me it's usually the first one, and then...

Oh, for me it's usually the first one, and then everyone else piles up behind them, probably glaring daggers at me...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,569
Posted By Kat12

Or indeed prohibited in some areas for them to do...

Or indeed prohibited in some areas for them to do otherwise...

Of course, the first time some cyclist misjudges it and gets creamed, the public will be up in arms to repeal it, anyway...


...
01-08-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,964
Posted By Kat12

The problem is that some time, the person robbed...

The problem is that some time, the person robbed might not be able to afford to replace their bike, which may have been their only way to get to work and other places they need to go... which doesn't...
12-16-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,914
Posted By Kat12

Is truth. The only time in my life I've ever been...

Is truth. The only time in my life I've ever been bitten by a dog, I had no warning. I don't mess with dogs to piss them off, I know what an aggressive dog's demeanor looks like, etc. But. I was...
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