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Forum: Commuting
06-24-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 281,962
Posted By Daniel4

I found where I lost my tail light.

I found where I lost my tail light.
06-24-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 703
Posted By Daniel4

I must have dyslexia or something. I originally...

I must have dyslexia or something. I originally read "Nice guy wants fat bike."
06-23-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Daniel4

I had my boot lace (winter cycling) tangled in my...

I had my boot lace (winter cycling) tangled in my crank once and fell in front of a car waiting to turn right.
06-23-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By Daniel4

And the seasons, they go round and round And...

And the seasons, they go round and round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We're captive on the carousel of time
We can't return, we can only look
Behind, from where we came
And go round and...
06-23-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By Daniel4

These comments from drivers clearly show a lack...

These comments from drivers clearly show a lack of information they have about traffic laws and sources of funding for infrastructure.

In the spring issue of CAA magazine I received in Ontario,...
06-22-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,851
Posted By Daniel4

You know you're old when you can't put on your...

You know you're old when you can't put on your socks standing up anymore.
06-22-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,015
Posted By Daniel4

I'd like to still be riding when I'm 80. I wonder...

I'd like to still be riding when I'm 80. I wonder if Paul McCartney or Ringo rides and who will make fun of him if he falls.

Road should be safe for everybody regardless if he's 8 or 80.
06-20-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Daniel4

What we learned from the past two years are that...

What we learned from the past two years are that those who oppose doctors would rather take medical advice from politicians. It seems as if politicians are better qualified for engineering than...
06-18-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Daniel4

If your city can get a program like this off the...

If your city can get a program like this off the ground, you'll be getting a lot of volunteers.

https://road.cc/content/news/get-paid-report-drivers-who-park-bike-lanes-293695
06-16-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By Daniel4

Somehow drivers think the word Maximum means...

Somehow drivers think the word Maximum means minimum.
06-16-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,162
Posted By Daniel4

Well, he didn't tell me but the stupidest thing a...

Well, he didn't tell me but the stupidest thing a motorist asked me was "What are you doing on the road?"
06-14-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,368
Posted By Daniel4

Three-in-a-row. Happens all the time. Never...

Three-in-a-row. Happens all the time. Never occurs to the passing car to slow down just a but until there's room to pass safely. Even in parked car situations, sometime I anticipate and adjust my...
06-14-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Daniel4

It depends on where my destination is. A certain...

It depends on where my destination is. A certain spot 18km from my home will take 25% longer if I take the trails than through city streets.

One of the reasons is that urban riding is direct and...
06-12-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,065
Posted By Daniel4

Go through these and see what's missing. ...

Go through these and see what's missing.
...
06-11-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By Daniel4

I would be prepared to tell him to call the cops...

I would be prepared to tell him to call the cops and complain that there's a bicyclist on the road.

If that's all he's going to call about, they should just laugh and hang up on him.
06-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Daniel4

On my return home, there's a 700m stretch of main...

On my return home, there's a 700m stretch of main arterial 60km/hr road where most cars are going over 70km/hr. I can either pedal like mad or leisurely but it always takes me 1min10sec to reach the...
06-11-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,744
Posted By Daniel4

I usually bike to the gym which would be about...

I usually bike to the gym which would be about three times a week. And when I'm not going to the gym, I either take long bike rides or stay at home doing the gardening.
06-11-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 525
Posted By Daniel4

If you really want to ride your bike, even for a...

If you really want to ride your bike, even for a couple of minutes, then go ride your bike. If you currently aren't doing any exercise, then it's better than doing nothing but as others have said,...
06-11-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 647
Posted By Daniel4

Bad drivers will buzz past you regardless if you...

Bad drivers will buzz past you regardless if you are on the far right or taking the lane. Even good drivers pass too closely if you ride too far to the right. I'd rather take the lane where good...
06-11-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 846
Posted By Daniel4

I used to participate in the annual Becel Ride...

I used to participate in the annual Becel Ride for Heart which was a charity event in which participants cycle along two of Toronto's highways. They would require both a registration fee and minimum...
06-11-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Daniel4

He's the guy who tried to teach us how to...

He's the guy who tried to teach us how to properly run red lights.
06-11-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

I've done that. Throw in some variations. ...

I've done that.
Throw in some variations.
Also try pedalling standing up.
06-10-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 719
Posted By Daniel4

Your average mph are my average in km/hr for...

Your average mph are my average in km/hr for about the same weight and distances. I'm not going to ask why you are in a hurry or if you are late all the time. I usually ride at a leisurely pace...
06-09-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Daniel4

Please assure us that you do not work for the...

Please assure us that you do not work for the Ministry of Transportation.
06-08-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 522
Views: 18,409
Posted By Daniel4

I'm always being passed on trails and bike lanes....

I'm always being passed on trails and bike lanes. Maybe it's because I'm 60yo and don't feel I need to race anymore or that my bike is 43 yo and doesn't have all the innovations since I bought it.
...
06-07-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,844
Posted By Daniel4

In Newton's pendulum, the kinetic energy of the...

In Newton's pendulum, the kinetic energy of the first ball is transmitted through all the balls to the last because they are perfectly elastic and very hard. If the balls were perfectly inelastic,...
06-07-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By Daniel4

The WeeHoo looks like fun. Does it stay upright...

The WeeHoo looks like fun. Does it stay upright when you are fully stopped?

I still have my burley after almost 30 years. I still remember pulling my two kids in it giving me a real good leg...
06-07-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,844
Posted By Daniel4

Low pressure has more rolling resistance because...

Low pressure has more rolling resistance because at the tangent point ( just before road contact), you are flexing the tire material to a higher angle than a tire at a very high pressure.
06-07-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By Daniel4

It just goes to show you that you can't discuss...

It just goes to show you that you can't discuss bicycle safety or road safety without mentioning the car.

"One good thing that happened during the pandemic is that people got out their old bikes...
06-06-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,180
Posted By Daniel4

If I hadn't eaten during my ride, I'd eat...

If I hadn't eaten during my ride, I'd eat something after. Then I'd take a shower. Then when I'm all refreshed, I'd recharge my camera batteries.
06-06-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 140
Posted By Daniel4

Locks usually come with two keys. Where's the...

Locks usually come with two keys. Where's the second key? Also, Kryptonite has a key replacement service, free for your first replacement but only if you had registered your lock and key with them...
06-06-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 788
Posted By Daniel4

If you're worried, why not get a trailer or...

If you're worried, why not get a trailer or cargo-style bike?
06-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Daniel4

It's inevitable someone will either remind you...

It's inevitable someone will either remind you about an old thread or criticize you for resurrecting a zombie thread.
06-05-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Daniel4

Incompetent patching is the most likely. So,...

Incompetent patching is the most likely. So, what you're saying is that I should just remove the patches and practice instead of cutting up old tubes. Those old tubes have broken or missing stems-...
06-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By Daniel4

Patching bike tubes with older bike tubes

I know there's probably no point but I have a bunch of old bike tubes I just don't want to throw into landfill.

The patched tubes that are holding air are installed on my bikes as I keep new tubes...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,761
Posted By Daniel4

Responses can include " It's too congested to...

Responses can include " It's too congested to drive."

Nowadays, it's "Gas is too expensive to drive."
06-03-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By Daniel4

To the OP, you may feel frustrated on a bike, but...

To the OP, you may feel frustrated on a bike, but you'll be even more frustrated if you are driving. That kind of frustration is what makes driving dangerous to all road users, including to...
06-03-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,315
Posted By Daniel4

If you install an analog speedometer on your...

If you install an analog speedometer on your bike, the pointer will also turn clockwise as the speed increases, just like a car speedometer.

But your question is for the gear indicators. In a...
06-02-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Daniel4

You didn't mention if you had experience changing...

You didn't mention if you had experience changing tires and inner tubes before.

Here's a video. Skip to 1:15 where he's installing the tire. Note that he says "Partially inflate the innertube."
...
05-31-22, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 900
Posted By Daniel4

Wow. What a great story.

Wow. What a great story.
05-30-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Daniel4

Saying that cycling is dangerous and therefore...

Saying that cycling is dangerous and therefore prefer to stay in their cars is a self-prophecy. What is dangerous is driving for all the risk it does to pedestrians, cyclists, other people in cars,...
05-30-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,070
Posted By Daniel4

I've been retired for 4.5 years. No more cycling...

I've been retired for 4.5 years. No more cycling during rush hour. Traffic is always good. The gym in the middle of the day means no more waiting for equipment. Exploring new bike lanes that I...
05-28-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,147
Posted By Daniel4

It's been more than two weeks. Is traffic moving...

It's been more than two weeks. Is traffic moving yet or is the group ride still there?
Forum: Commuting
05-27-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 429
Posted By Daniel4

Have you already biked your routes? If so, how...

Have you already biked your routes? If so, how do you feel about them after cycling? Do you know any friends or local cycling clubs that may have members ride along with you sometimes?

In your...
05-26-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 144
Posted By Daniel4

Eglinton Avenue East Toronto

Road my bike eastbound along Eglinton Avenue East on Wednesday afternoon around 3 to 4pm. It was quite pleasant despite the construction. Hardly any cars.

Then on Thursday, I rode eastbound on...
05-26-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 7,444
Posted By Daniel4

I thought I was going to be yelled at or honked...

I thought I was going to be yelled at or honked at yesterday.

I took a side street to return home, Manor Road East. It runs parallel to the main road, Eglinton Avenue East, that I took the day...
05-26-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,059
Posted By Daniel4

Traffic-calming devices, speed bumps and signs on...

Traffic-calming devices, speed bumps and signs on lawns that say "Slow Down" are meant for drivers like that.
05-26-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,804
Posted By Daniel4

Good to know there is some progress. We note the...

Good to know there is some progress. We note the detective is only recommending charges.
05-25-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,768
Posted By Daniel4

If mirrors aren't your circle's thing, then get a...

If mirrors aren't your circle's thing, then get a rear proximity sensor that tells you to get out of the way when a car approaches.

Or install a rear camera with a camera app for your phone.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By Daniel4

Bright is good, isn't it? Don't cyclists want to...

Bright is good, isn't it? Don't cyclists want to be visible and seen?
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