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Forum: Foo
07-23-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,316
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are a lot of good places to go. One of the...

There are a lot of good places to go. One of the best I've found in my research (for my preferred lifestyle) is Panama. Mostly english speaking, a US protectorate, housing is dirt cheap, and it's got...
07-23-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,945
Posted By Notso_fastLane

In every state I've done the research in, assault...

In every state I've done the research in, assault is the 'threat' part, so a continued honking like that could easily be considered assault. There was a case in TX where a driver was charged for...
Forum: Recumbent
07-23-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The front tires on my velo change easily without...

The front tires on my velo change easily without removing the wheel. It has a single sided swing arm (as do most modern design velos) so the rear is a little more difficult, but still doesn't require...
06-01-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,960
Posted By Notso_fastLane

it gets worse for some of us. I bought a...

it gets worse for some of us.

I bought a velomobile.... :/
Forum: Foo
04-16-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,823
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My mom and I both got the Pfizer. First and...

My mom and I both got the Pfizer. First and second shots were pretty much identical effects: Sore arm and a little stiffness around the shoulder. I had a very mild headache that kicked in about 24...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,484
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've had good luck with Planet Bike plastic...

I've had good luck with Planet Bike plastic fenders (commuting in Seattle). I think PB only makes metal fenders now, and they are supposed to be even more solid, but I haven't replaced the fenders on...
04-16-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,783
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Around here, cars like to stop for the MUP...

Around here, cars like to stop for the MUP crossings when they have the right of way. If I know it's not safe, I make a point of looking the other direction (you know, at the oncoming traffic they...
04-14-21, 04:11 PM
Forum: Commuting
04-13-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,462
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I commuted in Seattle for 3 years on a recumbent....

I commuted in Seattle for 3 years on a recumbent. Recumbents are arguably worse than uprights for weather protection, but I used a jacket (and pants) that was essentially just a waterproof shell....
04-13-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 1,565
Views: 134,609
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Clarification: Does it have to be a coffee...

Clarification: Does it have to be a coffee shop/cafe, or any reasonable breakfast shop, like a bagel place? :)
03-30-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,519
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have an Airzound, and continuous blast is...

I have an Airzound, and continuous blast is closer to 40 seconds or a little more. It's been a while since I tested it (mine is about 10 years old). The nice thing about the Airzound is that it pumps...
03-30-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 688
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget...

Check out the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound. Beautiful scenery, lots of trails and roads, light traffic.
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I would recommend keeping the raw footage to turn...

I would recommend keeping the raw footage to turn over to the authorities. They might not be motivated enough to use whatever tools they have to clean it up.

The close call database offers that as...
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,890
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I get my second shot monday (the 29th). It's...

I get my second shot monday (the 29th).

It's been nice knowing you all (well, most of you). ;)

My wife gets her first shot the same day. I had very little reaction (slightly sore arm for...
Forum: Foo
03-24-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,251
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just backed the Stellaris game on kickstarter....

I just backed the Stellaris game on kickstarter. It looks like a good adaptation of the video game to the table top format, with a legacy system. I legacy system for those not familiar is where the...
03-24-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I think the longest stretch I had this winter...

I think the longest stretch I had this winter without a ride was 12 days. :)

And that was mostly from just being super-busy doing stuff.

I love having a velomobile. :D
03-24-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,195
Posted By Notso_fastLane

On a related note, I'm looking for a small pump...

On a related note, I'm looking for a small pump to carry along that has both a presta and schrader head (like my floor pump) any recommendations?

My tires are all presta, but my airshocks are...
Forum: Foo
03-23-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,251
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Depends on what you want. My wife and I...

Depends on what you want.

My wife and I aren't really fans of the area. The geography is gorgeous, lots of hiking and outdoor stuff, but the people... Also, if you enjoy alcoholic beverages, be...
Forum: Foo
03-22-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have one of these with the snowplow accessory:...

I have one of these with the snowplow accessory: https://www.worx.com/aerocart-wheelbarrow-yard-cart-wg050.html

It works great, I only wish it had the ability to angle it to the side a little. I...
Forum: Foo
03-22-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,251
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't own Archipelago, but a gamer friend when...

I don't own Archipelago, but a gamer friend when I lived in Savannah had it and it was one of his favorite games, so we played it a lot. I enjoyed it, but not enough to want to get a copy. One that...
Forum: Foo
03-19-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,251
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is most (mostly up to date) current...

This is most (mostly up to date) current collection:

https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Wylann

I have 3 on kickstarter right now. That seems to be more or less a floating average these...
03-19-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,195
Posted By Notso_fastLane

My limited experience seems to be that tubes with...

My limited experience seems to be that tubes with presta valves hold air better, but that could be due to just tubes getting better in general (I only in the last ten years or so got bikes/tires with...
03-19-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,281
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I've been hit on a bicycle 7 times. A couple of...

I've been hit on a bicycle 7 times. A couple of those resulted in ambulance rides, but no serious injuries. I've also been hit (and I can't even begin to count the number of near misses) on my...
Forum: Recumbent
03-18-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,173
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Gimme a few more years, I might need one of those.

Gimme a few more years, I might need one of those.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 249,930
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Is that a 10mm? Those always go missing.

Is that a 10mm? Those always go missing.
03-18-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,681
Posted By Notso_fastLane

As another motorcycle rider (and racer), I second...

As another motorcycle rider (and racer), I second the 'find an empty parking lot' approach. Pick some painted mark points, or cut a couple of tennis balls in half and practice doing figure eights,...
03-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,913
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Probably one of the most common braindead moves:...

Probably one of the most common braindead moves: forgetting I was clipped in and coming to a stop without thinking to unclip or try to balance....
03-16-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are many claims (especially latex vs. butyl...

There are many claims (especially latex vs. butyl tubes). There may be research out there that can verify some of the claims, but I go for inexpensive, since I'm not a speed demon.
03-11-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,997
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Unfortunately, the pedestrian light corresponds...

Unfortunately, the pedestrian light corresponds exactly to the green light at all of the intersections along that stretch (and every other road in this city, at least).

I can't think of anywhere...
03-11-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,317
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride: ...

This was at the end of a 42 mile ride:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/hi_temp_e956d3b5d395b6ed10aa5bd5e4fd92bfaefcad8d.jpg
summer 2015
03-11-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,997
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193)...

There's a stretch of road here (UT Highway 193) that is even worse.
1) it's a 50 mph road, 2 lanes each direction, with additional right turn lanes at the intersections.
2) There's a parallel MUP...
03-10-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Notso_fastLane

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes...

When I lived in Germany, all of the bike lanes there (city of Hamburg) were different color pavement, some were actual brick. They had very good infrastructure for biking, which combined with the...
03-10-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Notso_fastLane

There are a few traffic circles (roundabouts)...

There are a few traffic circles (roundabouts) here that are going up a pretty steep hill. They are too narrow to NOT take the lane, but I'm usually doing single digit speeds through them.

I try to...
03-10-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By Notso_fastLane

It's not just bridges. For some reason,...

It's not just bridges.

For some reason, moving one's foot 6 inches from the accelerator to the brake, and back, for a few seconds, really annoys people in motorized vehicles.
03-10-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,997
Posted By Notso_fastLane

The police refusing to send a copy of the...

The police refusing to send a copy of the accident report sounds fishy. The rest, unfortunately, is par for the course.
03-09-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,317
Posted By Notso_fastLane

For me, upper 60s to mid 70s F, as long as...

For me, upper 60s to mid 70s F, as long as there's little (as in, single digit) humidity.

In the velo, I can comfortably shave about 10F off that and still be comfortable.

As far as I'm...
Forum: Foo
03-08-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I live about 5-6 hours from Bryce. I've only...

I live about 5-6 hours from Bryce. I've only driven through there since I moved here a couple years ago, but plan to visit when I can.

If you like that, you should try the Grand canyon. :) Hike...
03-08-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,326
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Yeah, the weather's warming up here too. ;) ...

Yeah, the weather's warming up here too. ;)

I had several (bad dog owner) encounters my last ride out as well. Time to go back to mostly residential streets and bike lanes.

I have to say,...
03-08-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,153
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Worse than that, there are entire websites just...

Worse than that, there are entire websites just for the Mooneys.
03-08-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,153
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I don't care.

I don't care.
03-08-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,307
Posted By Notso_fastLane

As has now been pointed out many times, e-bikes...

As has now been pointed out many times, e-bikes are less expensive and probably less maintenance, than a low end motorcycle, although cheap scooters are in the same price (and power, ironically)...
Forum: Foo
03-05-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have almost 3/4 acre, and I use a reel mower. :D

I have almost 3/4 acre, and I use a reel mower. :D
03-05-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,517
Posted By Notso_fastLane

How thick are those socks? I have several pair of...

How thick are those socks? I have several pair of Smartwool. The medium thickness are the thickest I can wear without my winter bike shoes getting too tight. The smartwool are nice, but my feet still...
03-05-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,118
Posted By Notso_fastLane

That's a great video. I'd be curious to see a...

That's a great video. I'd be curious to see a comparison of the city's costs. Also, compare that to the reduced cost of auto roads with fewer drivers. Unfortunately, in the US, we're all about...
03-05-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 214,712
Posted By Notso_fastLane

Just running errands in the velomobile yesterday:...

Just running errands in the velomobile yesterday: 15 miles. It was actually comfortable at 45F.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I prefer bike shorts and changing as well. You...

I prefer bike shorts and changing as well. You can always just put your work pant over your bike shorts if you're in a hurry and are going to be back on the bike in a little bit.
03-03-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I just looked at the raw numbers trend, yeah. I...

I just looked at the raw numbers trend, yeah. I didn't see if they had an estimate for per capita/rider miles figure, but that's probably harder to estimate for bikes than cars.
Forum: Recumbent
03-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,348
Posted By Notso_fastLane

+1 on running your tires at a lower pressure as a...

+1 on running your tires at a lower pressure as a first attempt at smoothing out the vibration.

I'd recommend finding a stretch of road that's pretty clear with light traffic, just 1/2 mile or so....
03-03-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By Notso_fastLane

This is a great idea!

This is a great idea!
03-03-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I'd like to see a multi-country comparison to see...

I'd like to see a multi-country comparison to see what works and what doesn't. Obviously, the US is currently trending in the wrong direction, which may be a combination of factors, but it would be...
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