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Forum: Northeast
08-21-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By UniChris

The canal trail most definitely runs right into...

The canal trail most definitely runs right into New Haven proper though as of yet not quite to the waterfront or train station historic endpoints. Current start is mid-block off Hillhouse Avenue on...
07-20-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,000
Posted By UniChris

Ironic If you shared the full description of...

Ironic

If you shared the full description of the situation you posted here, the lecture likely wouldn't be the one you were hoping for, just as the thread hasn't been the one you were hoping for....
07-19-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,000
Posted By UniChris

[/color] You're digging yourself a deeper...

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You're digging yourself a deeper hole: you respond to someone pointing out that your ride probably requires a permit by detailing exactly why it does.

Local authorities may still be...
07-18-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,114
Posted By UniChris

Mostly in agreement, pedestrians are not...

Mostly in agreement, pedestrians are not obligated to step aside for cyclists and we shouldn't be asking them to.

But one thing does stand out.

​​​​​​"On your left" or "ding" is mostly an...
07-17-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,636
Posted By UniChris

Surely we've all seen people weaving erattically...

Surely we've all seen people weaving erattically down the path/lane while their attention is engrossed in their phone.

Some study may have overcounted, but the problem is real.

I hate passing...
07-17-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,935
Posted By UniChris

What I find most compelling are the things I used...

What I find most compelling are the things I used to ignorantly do or could see myself doing, that turn out on detailed understanding to be potentially deadly.
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​​​​With regard to vehicular...
07-12-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,456
Posted By UniChris

Extensively looked for prepackaged two years ago...

Extensively looked for prepackaged two years ago including all over amazon but the only hint of any that was at all economical compared to buying bottles was at an industrial supply place.

Maybe...
07-08-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,456
Posted By UniChris

But needed for what? Yes, sports drinks have...

But needed for what?

Yes, sports drinks have twice the sugar, half the sodium and maybe a fifth the potassium of what Oral Rehydration Salts have to target uptake.

As an everyday beverage for a...
07-07-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,989
Posted By UniChris

​​​​​​As I just said, there's nothing wrong with...

​​​​​​As I just said, there's nothing wrong with activating your reward centers with an enjoyable but unecessary, in-budget upgrade for an activity habitually engaged in.
07-06-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,628
Posted By UniChris

Maybe you should re-read the part where they...

Maybe you should re-read the part where they specifically said it depended what they were carrying, then think about what it would make sense to bring on a 1220 km ride.

If it's going on the ride...
07-06-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,628
Posted By UniChris

LOL In reality just about ALL of them...

LOL

In reality just about ALL of them outrank that in impact. And you dishonestly snipped the direct evidence of that from what you quoted.

What you are talking about is little more than noise...
07-06-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,628
Posted By UniChris

Numbers would seem to suggest that on a long ride...

Numbers would seem to suggest that on a long ride one could save time by bringing an extra water bottle. Eg, a kilo isn't going to slow you more than detouring into a route-adjacent store, fishing...
07-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,427
Posted By UniChris

More like "look Tommy, it's a tricycle" Or...

More like "look Tommy, it's a tricycle"

Or what really took the cake "a penny whistle"
07-03-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,427
Posted By UniChris

A heck of a lot more with the water bottles and...

A heck of a lot more with the water bottles and tools and light batteries that give it range than without.

As in someone who had the naked factory configuration all but dropped it in surprise when...
07-02-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,116
Posted By UniChris

Try to do a twenty miler this week and a thirty...

Try to do a twenty miler this week and a thirty or at least a 25 before the event. Two numbers that can have motivational meaning in that range are a marathon and 50 km.

​​​​​If you take it...
07-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,961
Posted By UniChris

Look at the 2019 race. Only three solo...

Look at the 2019 race. Only three solo contestants were meaningfully faster than Goldstein that year, and none of them rode this year. Look through other years and you find a few hypothetical...
06-29-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,989
Posted By UniChris

I suspect each of us thinks that forty years of...

I suspect each of us thinks that forty years of innovation and who knows what expense yielding a 4-minute difference after 25 miles rather makes their point.

That's what, bad timing luck at two...
06-29-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,989
Posted By UniChris

The difference in usability between a small CRT...

The difference in usability between a small CRT and say a 21-24 inch modern flatscreen is immediately apparent, nevermind the more serious issue of energy usage and the never quite settled x-ray...
06-28-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,172
Posted By UniChris

Common reasons include sidewalk disrepair,...

Common reasons include sidewalk disrepair, lacking snow clearance, overhanging bushes, street light coverage - and since March 2020, social distancing.
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Making something legal doesn't...
06-28-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,427
Posted By UniChris

It would seem you've learned nothing since...

It would seem you've learned nothing since posting that howler about the 15 and 30 pound bikes being equal work over a factor of two difference in distance.
06-28-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,427
Posted By UniChris

No, I didn't. I said your definition of...

No, I didn't.

I said your definition of "effort" was dubious.

Though you persist in making a fool of yourself using a wrong defintion of work. And that practically matters, because as...
06-27-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,697
Posted By UniChris

Its temperature is not why you drink water...

Its temperature is not why you drink water though.

You drink water to not die when you've sweat out too much of the water that was in your body. And pretty soon that water needs to have...
06-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,847
Posted By UniChris

To take a specific example, I have real doubts...

To take a specific example, I have real doubts about the viability of an Idaho stop in a place such as where Manhattan where large numbers of people get around by walking.

It just stretches too...
06-22-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,020
Posted By UniChris

If you look at my posts you'll see that I was...

If you look at my posts you'll see that I was responding to the characterizations of the police shooting at a fleeing felon posted by those who do not understand that doing so is illegal.

I don't...
06-21-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,847
Posted By UniChris

The reality of existing car free settings casts...

The reality of existing car free settings casts doubt on that belief.

Consider for example how less predictable and aware of surroundings pedestrians become where there's no threat of death by...
06-21-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,641
Posted By UniChris

That's what layaway means, yes. It also...

That's what layaway means, yes.

It also means it looks like there's inventory when unless someone doesn't come through on payments, there isn't.
06-21-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,941
Posted By UniChris

Representing the industry is the problem. ...

Representing the industry is the problem.

Just because motorized things moving at un bike like speeds for their riders and terrain are physically possible and profitable to sell doesn't make them...
04-02-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 786
Posted By UniChris

It's well know that the impression of what works...

It's well know that the impression of what works in a saddle is distorted by inexperience, often to the point of exact opposites.

If you end up trying to ride more, you'll eventually come to...
03-31-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By UniChris

We all know that both situations happen, but...

We all know that both situations happen, but discharging from the right lane is far more common than the left.

Your basis for believing the car stopped in the left lane seems to be nothing more...
03-30-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

The lack of attention span is strong today! ...

The lack of attention span is strong today! We've already been over this in the thread, repeatedly.

The fact that things laden with complex anti-features can be offered at half that price shows...
03-29-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

"I don't feel like it" cyclists aren't who the...

"I don't feel like it" cyclists aren't who the thread was about... rather the exact opposite.

It was about those with a pressing need for reliable transportation.

If it weren't so pathetic, it...
03-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Eye of the beholder - that's a nice looking bike...

Eye of the beholder - that's a nice looking bike for a few miles around town.
03-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Not when the used market is being bled dry by the...

Not when the used market is being bled dry by the pandemic bored (not to mention newly subway-averse) snapping up the sound options.

Nor can an obligate cyclist spend a week hunting craigslist and...
03-26-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

You're right that these are good solutions. ...

You're right that these are good solutions.

Where you're wrong is in that they're not sufficiently available where they're needed.

Availability is contingent on someone deciding to clean out...
03-26-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

No, but clearly I was mistaken in expecting you...

No, but clearly I was mistaken in expecting you to be able to tell the difference between what I did, versus didn't say...
03-26-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By UniChris

Well, 29er actually is a 700C (ISO 622) with a...

Well, 29er actually is a 700C (ISO 622) with a wide cross section, the wider version of the tube is really meant for mountain/comfort bike tires sold as 29's.

Whatever it was, sounds like a good...
03-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By UniChris

An ordinary lane with sharrows, not a "bike lane"...

An ordinary lane with sharrows, not a "bike lane" - so the presence of the vehicle there wasn't odd in the way that presence in a "bike lane" would imply.



Different indeed.

Legal...
03-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Maybe try treading it a bit more carefully - it's...

Maybe try treading it a bit more carefully - it's quite clear

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You'd be surprised what I carry on a distance ride. And in terms of grocery shopping, adding 10-15% of ones body...
03-25-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

I have no use for such a thing. The article...

I have no use for such a thing.

The article linked in the first post was about people who want and need them, but can't get them.

That's not to deny that many would probably prefer a car if...
03-24-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Manufacturing is drastically more automated...

Manufacturing is drastically more automated today. Think about it, and there aren't really any more steps in producing a sound basic bike than a BSO - actually there are fewer parts to be made. They...
03-24-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Great - apply that knowledge and see where it...

Great - apply that knowledge and see where it leads - but do keep in mind that neither "income" nor "wealth" is quite "$300 in the bank someone could spend today"



More the exact opposite. I'm...
03-24-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Make one shifting assembly from thicker metal...

Make one shifting assembly from thicker metal rather than two from what they do. If you can do 21 speed that works even momentarily for $129, you should be able to do 8 that has some service life for...
03-24-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

While fully agreeing that Streetsblog tends to...

While fully agreeing that Streetsblog tends to play all of the political victimhood cards all of the time, that's not a fair analysis of either the linked article or my posts here.

The article...
03-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By UniChris

You'd think but from what I've been hearing...

You'd think but from what I've been hearing summer camp programs were often full within the first hour of registration opening... weeks ago.

Parents who've had kids mostly at home for a year are...
03-24-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Might be worth reading the streetsblog article in...

Might be worth reading the streetsblog article in the first post, because it's about the coops trying to keep BSO's (and very old better things) going for precisely the people who can't afford...
03-24-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Big box store bikes have an earned reputation of...

Big box store bikes have an earned reputation of having no such thing. So basically anything is an improvement - starting with someone knowing which way the fork goes on. I'm arguing you can retain...
03-24-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

Right kind of idea and probably something more...

Right kind of idea and probably something more middle-class consumers should consider.

But better still if it was out there in volume, used simpler brakes, $300 or under, and available for cash to...
03-24-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

I mostly agree; the problem is that the "supply...

I mostly agree; the problem is that the "supply chain" of used bikes is inconsistent and a time sink to navigate - that's why I'm arguing for a feed of good basic componets, rather than a feed of...
03-24-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,919
Posted By UniChris

When a BSO goes for around $200, I refuse to...

When a BSO goes for around $200, I refuse to believe that a simpler sound bike for a private owner needs to cost three times that.

I'm not denying that today they do, but I see that more as the...
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