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03-31-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 893
Posted By Daniel4

Probably not your cup of tea but every bike I...

Probably not your cup of tea but every bike I use, I install a pannier rack. So I'd put the bike light at the very end of the pannier rack.
Forum: Commuting
01-18-24, 12:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,015
Posted By Daniel4

If Bike Paths mean bike lanes on streets where...

If Bike Paths mean bike lanes on streets where cars are, then 'yes'. Bike paths or MUPs through park trails are not maintained.

At the beginning of winter, the City of Toronto mails a schedule...
11-14-23, 02:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,900
Posted By Daniel4

Whatever happened to all those lessons drivers...

Whatever happened to all those lessons drivers took at driving school especially the 5 points of driving and all those traffic laws. Rules are there for a reason. How many times have I seen drivers...
11-01-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,124
Posted By Daniel4

The last time I saw a car directly behind me in...

The last time I saw a car directly behind me in my rear view mirror, I stopped, turned my head and stared at him. Then he drove out of the bike lane.
...
08-30-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,854
Posted By Daniel4

Can sugar as energy boost help you improve your personal best?

In the middle of a long ride yesertday, I stopped at my favorite gourmet coffee shop and had a vanilla bean latte and had a banana.

Then on my return trip, I had a quick thought. The sugar that I...
08-11-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,812
Posted By Daniel4

As a test, I created two map requests both called...

As a test, I created two map requests both called " Hawaii". One is Garmin Openfietsmap Lite and the other one Garmin OSM.

The list 2-7 minutes is growing bigger and bigger. My two requests have...
08-11-23, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,145
Posted By Daniel4

In High Park in Toronto, the city has banned cars...

In High Park in Toronto, the city has banned cars from entering. This has caused a protest movement in which a lot of senior citizens are complaining about accessibility.

I'm 62 years old and on...
08-03-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,298
Posted By Daniel4

But it IS about bad driving and road designs....

But it IS about bad driving and road designs. This isn't an isolated incidence and it won't be the last. We've read about other professional cyclists being run over too.

Even in your post, you...
07-10-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,705
Posted By Daniel4

53 km. From my home in Don Mills Ontario...

53 km.

From my home in Don Mills Ontario down the Bayview Extension to the Martin Goodman Trail to the west end of Ontario Place and back.
Forum: Commuting
07-08-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By Daniel4

Congratulations. How many times have your...

Congratulations.

How many times have your coworkers said it couldn't be done or it's too dangerous?
07-01-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,220
Posted By Daniel4

My headlamp is on my helmet. You can get 500...

My headlamp is on my helmet. You can get 500 lumens nowadays for a very good price.
07-01-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,129
Posted By Daniel4

Is anybody still wondering what forever chemicals...

Is anybody still wondering what forever chemicals are and how they end up in our bloodstream?
06-21-23, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,649
Posted By Daniel4

Lumps of sand.

Lumps of sand.
06-20-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,032
Posted By Daniel4

I think the OP was describing a scattered...

I think the OP was describing a scattered intersection when he stated "for all crossings."

In Toronto, we have one major intersection at Yonge St and Bloor that is a scattered intersection. At...
06-20-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 7,467
Posted By Daniel4

Patching tubes on the road? No, not any more. ...

Patching tubes on the road? No, not any more. Too much anxiety as you rush to do a bad job.
I carry a spare new tube. Then when I get home, I patch the old one and re-install it. That way, I'm...
05-05-23, 09:32 PM
04-21-23, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,719
Posted By Daniel4

I think somebody has a bad case of mid-life...

I think somebody has a bad case of mid-life crisis.

I don't race on my bike. I get passed by a lot of people. I also pass people. I can still climb long distances and I'm still taking falls. ...
04-14-23, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By Daniel4

Truck driver dies after collision with bicyclist in Sparks

Here's the article.

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2023/04/13/truck-driver-dies-after-collision-with-bicyclist-in-sparks/70113267007/

"The driver of a stolen pickup truck died after a collision...
04-13-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By Daniel4

Don't confuse yourself. Bottom line is that...

Don't confuse yourself. Bottom line is that being a regular cyclist is better than being a couch potato.

And definitely do some weight training exercises.
04-10-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6,232
Views: 562,705
Posted By Daniel4

Rode as far west as the Bloor St bike lanes went,...

Rode as far west as the Bloor St bike lanes went, which was in block west of Runnymede.

According to my Garmin GPS, I went 43 km. But my Supercycle app on my phone says 50.4km.


Checked my...
03-30-23, 06:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,782
Posted By Daniel4

Thank you all for your explanations. I won't...

Thank you all for your explanations. I won't worry too much about it. I already add assorted nuts to my oatmeal and eat eggwhites every morning. Also need more fish.
03-30-23, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Daniel4

I was at a community meeting on Tuesday evening. ...

I was at a community meeting on Tuesday evening. The Toronto Transportation dept, Cycling Safety division presented the plan for Sheppard Ave East from Leslie St to Bayview.

I was very pleased. ...
03-30-23, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Daniel4

Here are some questions you may want to ask. Some...

Here are some questions you may want to ask. Some may sound obvious but you never know if something slips by because you made an assumption that's wrong.

1) Are spare batteries and a separate...
03-29-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By Daniel4

I'm now on my winter beater: Giant Acapulco mtn...

I'm now on my winter beater: Giant Acapulco mtn bike with studded tires.

All the snow and ice are gone from the streets but there are still patches of ice and slush on the trails. If there's...
03-27-23, 03:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,408
Posted By Daniel4

Scientists aren't known for being great...

Scientists aren't known for being great communicators. And most of their funding comes from government and some corporate funding provided their research and findings do not conflict against their...
03-25-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Daniel4

Piece of cake. No glue. The heat just softened...

Piece of cake. No glue. The heat just softened the plastic enough for me to slip a screwdriver behind the glass.

Thanks.
03-23-23, 09:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,558
Posted By Daniel4

Today (March 23) Toronto is expecting +10c but...

Today (March 23) Toronto is expecting +10c but just for one day before it drops down to +3c.

All the roads are clear but the trails are full of soft and slushy snow, the kind that gives way if you...
03-19-23, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By Daniel4

In southern Ontario, it snows every April. And...

In southern Ontario, it snows every April. And people who have been living here for years are still surprised when it happens.
03-19-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,364
Posted By Daniel4

Oh god. Everytime she cleans up, I have to ask...

Oh god. Everytime she cleans up, I have to ask where this and that is. The problem is I don't notice until I'm looking for it and that could be weeks away.
03-17-23, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,222
Posted By Daniel4

I blame the marketing for selling unrealistic...

I blame the marketing for selling unrealistic dreams of freedom and why consumers need such big vehicles for urban driving.

I blame the auto engineers for designing vehicles that are increasingly...
03-15-23, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,307
Posted By Daniel4

Has it been a long, cold, lonely winter? Did it...

Has it been a long, cold, lonely winter? Did it feel like years since it's been clear?
03-14-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,432
Posted By Daniel4

That other path ends at a gate into the complex...

That other path ends at a gate into the complex on the left.
03-13-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,432
Posted By Daniel4

Last week, I thought the conditions were good...

Last week, I thought the conditions were good enough to go for a ride and check out how good the snow clearing was for a bike lane on a major road nearby.

Then on the way towards the park trail I...
03-12-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,432
Posted By Daniel4

I dread riding through slush. There's traction in...

I dread riding through slush. There's traction in deep snow as long as your winter tires have deep treads just like winter car tires have. Studs will grip on hard ice but if there's slush, both...
03-11-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,115
Posted By Daniel4

I don't read cycling magazines anymore because of...

I don't read cycling magazines anymore because of what you described. All the marketing is towards speed and performance when people like me just want a practical way to get around.

That kind of...
03-11-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 9,115
Posted By Daniel4

Well it's true sometimes I would like to make...

Well it's true sometimes I would like to make better time when I ride to downtown Toronto or to North York Centre to meet my friends, but that's not my holy grail for speed. It's more of an...
03-08-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,091
Posted By Daniel4

There are a whole bunch of variables that would...

There are a whole bunch of variables that would skew the results.

For example, a stretch of road with no cars is much safer to cycle on than one with the maximum number of cars that will still...
02-28-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,805
Posted By Daniel4

I would rather pass a pack of cyclists taking the...

I would rather pass a pack of cyclists taking the lane than a tractor-trailor. You can't see past the tractor-trailor to judge when to go to the other side to pass. Much easier with a pack of...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-27-23, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Ice
Views: 1,457
Posted By Daniel4

I used to ride on 5psi but I think there's too...

I used to ride on 5psi but I think there's too much rolling resistance. I took a ling ride once and it wore me out. Five hours when it normally would have been three.

Nowadays I ride on 8 psi. ...
02-25-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,805
Posted By Daniel4

So while the police is investigating if speed or...

So while the police is investigating if speed or impairment was the cause, in my opinion the charge of Involuntary Manslaughter should be laid (as per Alec Baldwin case).


I see no reason that...
02-21-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 841
Views: 27,536
Posted By Daniel4

Don't know if it has already been posted. ...

Don't know if it has already been posted.

Myth: Cycling is dangerous.
02-17-23, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By Daniel4

Progressive, that's the insurance company, right?...

Progressive, that's the insurance company, right? How ironic.

Good for you in contacting them. But I would go one step further. If you have photos or all the identifying numbers and details,...
02-17-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,340
Posted By Daniel4

Days don't change. They are always 24hrs. ...

Days don't change. They are always 24hrs.

It's daylight and nighttime that fluctuate.

I use the Skytime App to tell me the exact sunset and the twilights for my location.
02-16-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,340
Posted By Daniel4

Astronomers have another distinction. Morning is...

Astronomers have another distinction. Morning is from midnight to noon. Night is from sunset to midnight. Afternoon is not of any real interest since nothing except the Sun can be studied.
02-16-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,645
Posted By Daniel4

Have you ever seen Star Wars? I always wondered...

Have you ever seen Star Wars? I always wondered what all those knobs and switches in the Millemium Falcon that Han Solo and Chewbaca were turning and adjusting.

Now picture what a disaster flying...
02-16-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By Daniel4

Try them in a car.

Try them in a car.
02-12-23, 08:37 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,124
Posted By Daniel4

I'm 61 and the bikes I ride are all heavy- like...

I'm 61 and the bikes I ride are all heavy- like 35lb plus pack. If I need to carry a bike up or down the stairs, I just lift by the top tube on the palm of one hand and hold the rest of the bike...
02-11-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,655
Posted By Daniel4

All the accumulation has gone. The trails are...

All the accumulation has gone. The trails are only left with ice where the sun don't shine. The bike lanes are completely free of any hint of winter.

I switched back to my winter beater having...
02-07-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Daniel4

I'll try it in the spring when I don't freeze my...

I'll try it in the spring when I don't freeze my fingers.


Update: Feb 9, 2023

It took me about 1.5 hrs to remove all 240 studs from my old tire.
02-07-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,676
Posted By Daniel4

Nice job. When I first started cycling in...

Nice job.

When I first started cycling in the snow and ice, I had purchased a pair or Continental Spike Claw 120s. They had studs only on the edges of the treads. When I kept on slipping, I...
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