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08-10-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,745
Posted By terrymorse

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at...

Deer and other wild animals are on the move at dawn and dusk. They can be quite the hazard.

Iíve had several close calls with deer.
07-15-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,849
Posted By flangehead

I find this forum useful from time to time for...

I find this forum useful from time to time for the following general topics:

1. I find value in near-miss reports with enough information that I can think about how it might happen to me and how I...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Pratt

As a counterpoint to Steve B. "Yes." The Cross...

As a counterpoint to Steve B. "Yes."
The Cross Vermont Trail runs from Burlington to Waits River. That is about 90 miles across the width of Vermont. It follows, largely, rail trails, ad going...
07-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By livedarklions

And? You pulled the sentence out of context--in...

And? You pulled the sentence out of context--in the same post, he actually showed his math and figured out he would gain 30 seconds over 100 miles of flat. You get no points for selectively quoting...
07-06-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By fettsvenska

I've always been more concerned about the weight...

I've always been more concerned about the weight of my arse:twitchy:
07-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By PeteHski

Light, durable, cheap. You can only pick 2 of...

Light, durable, cheap. You can only pick 2 of those 3 things on one bike.
07-06-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not using a mental model. I'm using an...

I'm not using a mental model. I'm using an accurate detailed physics model which takes into account rolling resistance with weight. This predicts that bike weight is only really significant when...
07-06-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By PeteHski

Bike weight affects the "feel" and handling of a...

Bike weight affects the "feel" and handling of a bike to a degree, but usually the differences in bike weight discussed (like maybe 2-3kg between super-light and fairly heavy road bikes) are not that...
07-06-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By livedarklions

That makes no sense. If that was correct, it...

That makes no sense.
If that was correct, it would show up in the results--the model would fail to predict.

Perhaps you're confusing placebo effect with sensitivity. These "microaccellerations"...
07-05-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,898
Posted By alo

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than...

It seems Americans pay more for bicycles than people in most parts of the world. Part of this is due to a large proportion of Americans wanting the latest high tech bikes. I am not saying it doesn't...
07-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 6,585
Posted By AlanO

Just lose five pounds. Problem solved.

Just lose five pounds. Problem solved.
07-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 25,254
Posted By terrymorse

I did establish that force is not the same as...

I did establish that force is not the same as weight by explaining the definitions of both, but clearly you didn't follow the explanation.



This is another error. Mass is not the same as...
07-03-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,898
Posted By jackb

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to...

The driving force in the bicycle industry is to make cyclists buy more bicycles and associated gear in order to make more money. The innovations in bike technology have been for the most part good,...
07-03-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 8,898
Posted By Happy Feet

One can look at the modern iteration of...

One can look at the modern iteration of technology as progress in performance (braking, shifting) but regression in the sense of user cost and repairabiliry.

Modern bikes I think will become...
06-25-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,020
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

here's a good rule for the mup. nothing with a...

here's a good rule for the mup. nothing with a motor
06-22-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,006
Posted By livedarklions

It's not the job of the police to dole out...

It's not the job of the police to dole out "justice" by shooting people. That's basically lynching.
I don't think we know enough to have an informed opinion on whether this shooting was justified...
06-22-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 958
Posted By seypat

Get something used from your local CL. Your kids...

Get something used from your local CL. Your kids quickly go through the sizes.
06-22-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 958
Posted By dedhed

The brand you should be looking for is "Used" ...

The brand you should be looking for is "Used"

​​​​​​https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-berlin-trek-mountain-cub-bike/7336471372.html
...
06-18-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By Inisfallen

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated...

Well, sure. But here I am in a densely populated city of nine million people, built for the most part on islands (meaning that the only direction for expansion is up), into which (COVID aside)...
06-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,240
Posted By Milton Keynes

I think there's a good point to be made. A lot...

I think there's a good point to be made. A lot of people with e-bikes are not experienced cyclists or motorcyclists, and they probably think, "It's just a bike" when they get on one, not understand...
06-17-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By livedarklions

This "e-bike" weighs about 625 pounds, fully...

This "e-bike" weighs about 625 pounds, fully loaded with driver. It is path legal in the UK. I don't think it's "whining" to suggest that it shouldn't be:
...
06-17-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the...

New York City explicitly bans e-bikes from the Manhattan waterfront greenway. The west side greenway is my standard route home from work, and I see the signs every night. I won't be back on the...
06-07-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By JoeyBike

Eventually someone will have to draw a line...

Eventually someone will have to draw a line between eBikes and eMotorcycles. I mean, can I drive my Tesla on the golf cart paths? I could take my own electric golf cart. So much easier to just drive...
05-25-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By Inisfallen

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going...

That's a line that doesn't work. Road-going electric scooters, some capable of freeway-legal speeds, and all of which are required to be registered and insured, and possess and display license...
05-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By indyfabz

You don't see a problem with, inter alia,...

You don't see a problem with, inter alia, internal combustion scooters being ridden places like the Manhattan Bridge bike path? You've got to be trolling because I cannot believe anyone would...
05-25-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By Inisfallen

I absolutely do have a problem with electric...

I absolutely do have a problem with electric vehicles going too fast, the wrong way, in the dark, without lights, in the bike paths I use just about every night.
05-24-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By indyfabz

All that is pretty much happening here in Philly...

All that is pretty much happening here in Philly as well. The delivery operators, often riding throttle e-bikes, not pedal assist ones (I think some people here might not understand the difference...
05-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,883
Posted By Inisfallen

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of...

New York City bans e-bikes on at least some of its greenways. The Hudson River Greenway has prominent signage indicating that e-bikes are prohibited.

In the best of times, the ban isn't enforced....
04-01-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,622
Posted By MRT2

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at...

Part of my point though is that disc brakes at this price point did raise the prices for maybe not much of a performance increase.
03-27-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,866
Posted By livedarklions

I'm looking forward to seeing whether the...

I'm looking forward to seeing whether the Manchester NH bike coop comes back to its pre-covid success. It was an excellent place for people to pay a very few dollars to learn to maintain their bikes...
03-26-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,866
Posted By livedarklions

I think the point of the op was there's a need...

I think the point of the op was there's a need for an affordable alternative to a piece of junk like that. Read the reviews on your link, it really proves the point.
03-26-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,866
Posted By livedarklions

Too many gears and bad suspension. Exactly the...

Too many gears and bad suspension. Exactly the opposite of what is being discussed.
03-25-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,866
Posted By alo

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads...

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads of second hand bikes from Japan, and often sell ladies bikes for around $50 retail.

New ladies bikes are often not much more, maybe $60.

You cam...
03-24-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,866
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have...

They are called Buffalo Bikes and they have distributed over 500,000 mostly in Africa. Would be great if they were distributed in the Western World with every bike purchased a donation is made...
03-22-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,575
Posted By Bedford Bike

A high priority for you should be keeping it fun...

A high priority for you should be keeping it fun for you two. As you get older you will cherish those times together. Don't leave out safety of course but if you can accommodate some of her...
03-21-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,575
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Only if there are no intersections including...

Only if there are no intersections including driveways.

Otherwise she's inviting collisions with drivers not looking for traffic off the main roadway headed in the wrong direction.
03-18-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,575
Posted By jon c.

Salmoning uphill in a bike lane seems like a very...

Salmoning uphill in a bike lane seems like a very poor plan. If you need to be on the sidewalk because that's where the shade is and the sidewalk is narrow and busy, I think the best idea is to just...
03-15-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,888
Posted By NRissy

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and...

Get a heavy bike, attach double kids trailer and add sand bags until you get some good resistance.
03-15-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,999
Posted By Iride01

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many...

I really tire of this "victim blaming" claim many make when others try to determine what might have contributed to an accident. If one rejects discovery and discussion of what everyone involved,...
Forum: Touring
03-10-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,997
Posted By seinberg

Alright, so I wasn't able to find anything so...

Alright, so I wasn't able to find anything so instead created my own version by going basically street-by-street and replicating the source map (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/map) in Ride With GPS....
03-10-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,307
Posted By WhyFi

I think that it looks like our current streets...

I think that it looks like our current streets with slightly lower speed limits for all vehicles on non-arterial roads. If you plan on cruising at 20mph or more, with a motor or not, I think that...
02-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,112
Posted By indyfabz

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are...

Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are substituting their rides for car use, which isnít always correct. In fact, I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their...
02-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Sy Reene

A couple observations: 1. Here in NYC, I'd...

A couple observations:

1. Here in NYC, I'd hazard to guess that the largest segment of e-bike rider and purchaser has been the food delivery folks. I wouldn't call them wealthy, but they rely on...
02-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Koyote

The proposalsís objective is to increase the use...

The proposalsís objective is to increase the use of bicycles in lieu of automobiles. Per dollar spent, a blanket subsidy for ebikes is probably not the best way to accomplish that goal.

Your...
02-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Bald Paul

Hmm, I wonder how the government would define an...

Hmm, I wonder how the government would define an eligible e-bike?
Would I be able to purchase one of these cheap e-bike conversion kits, tell them I installed it on my $6,000 road bike, and get my...
02-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Ogsarg

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and...

One of the sponsors, Jimmy Panetta, is my rep and I will definitely write him. I don't have a problem with incentivizing activities that improve the environment, etc. but I believe the benefit of...
02-10-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Koyote

These are actually the most commonly-cited...

These are actually the most commonly-cited reasons, in numerous polls and studies, for why people don't commute by bicycle. Among people who are likely to consider commuting by bike, cost is not a...
02-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By Troul

I'd rather the tax incentive fund for better kept...

I'd rather the tax incentive fund for better kept cycling routes, improved cycling routes, & other related infrastructure related things.
02-10-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better...

Agreed. More bicycling paths and better infrastructure will encourage more people to bike or e-bike to work than a tax credit.
02-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,132
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing...

Some of us bike to work every day. We're doing our part in reducing CO2 emissions. Why shouldn't we get some tax credit too?
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