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Forum: General Discussion 11-02-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,719
Posted By Val
A similar question, true, but I suspect that the...

A similar question, true, but I suspect that the answers may be a bit simpler and (hopefully) less contentious. For myself, I always use lights at night (and during the day, as well, in the dim...
Forum: General Discussion 05-10-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,562
Posted By Val
As someone who has lived in Seattle (and the...

As someone who has lived in Seattle (and the surrounding area) for many years, I can authoritatively say that while evrything in your essay is accurate and right on the money, you have only scratched...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2009, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,168
Posted By Val
Any shop that is truly "self respecting" will...

Any shop that is truly "self respecting" will realize that any work they do should be compensated. It is high time that bike shops and bicycle repair be valued in the same way that other services...
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,860
Posted By Val
Since I've been riding for transportation for...

Since I've been riding for transportation for over 30 years, my relatives are used to it by now. It's just part of who I am, and how I live. They even had no problem with my being on the road for a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 02-05-2009, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,436
Posted By Val
After my hernia surgery, my doctor gave me what...

After my hernia surgery, my doctor gave me what seemed like the most sensible advice I had heard in a while: "If it hurts, don't do it." Following this advice, I found I was able to ride very gently...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,437
Posted By Val
This is all I have right now, and there are links...

This is all I have right now, and there are links elsewhere, too, but what the heck: http://tinyurl.com/49haj4
Pretty normal commute for this weather; today would be a bit more spectacular, but I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,697
Posted By Val
To all you folks looking for heavy duty and/or...

To all you folks looking for heavy duty and/or large shoe covers: I just got hold of a pair of the Showers Pass Touring Shoe Covers, and all I can say is WOW! Extra heavy duty coated nylon,...
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,573
Posted By Val
In fact, I have been thinking a bit about this...

In fact, I have been thinking a bit about this for the last day or two. One thing that always occurs to me around this time of year is how cold it must be to be sitting still on a motorcycle, going...
Forum: General Discussion 10-31-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By Val
Now I know it's Carmageddon - Popular Mechanics...

Now I know it's Carmageddon - Popular Mechanics has links to Chunk 666 and the Rat Patrol. The mainstream just gets wider every day.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,857
Posted By Val
I get a pretty steady amount of this sort of...

I get a pretty steady amount of this sort of thing (once every few months), but there is usually no chance to reply, as most of the perpetrators are moving at high speed past me. One of the best...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Val
Took Driver's Ed in High School, got the liscense...

Took Driver's Ed in High School, got the liscense at 16, and found it highly useful. Many of our family activities then involved driving long distances, and it was good to have another driver. On...
Forum: General Discussion 09-29-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,598
Posted By Val
Mine was at age 6 (pretty sure). It was a 26"...

Mine was at age 6 (pretty sure). It was a 26" wheeled cruiser stlye - not that I knew the difference between types of bikes then; all I knew was that it had what I really wanted in a bike: a really...
Forum: General Discussion 09-17-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,395
Posted By Val
Yeah, I get almost exactly that all the time -...

Yeah, I get almost exactly that all the time - random strangers telling me where they've seen me. For me the crucial part of that is knowing that I am seen. Love it. Yesterday a fellow on a shiny...
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,958
Posted By Val
It's always been my feeling that "using extreme...

It's always been my feeling that "using extreme caution" should be the standard mode of operation when riding a motorcycle or a bicycle. If it takes a sign to get you to do that, you were in trouble...
Forum: General Discussion 08-13-2008, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By Val
fredlf: I think the effect that you were...

fredlf: I think the effect that you were noticing may have something to do with the intimidation factor involved in admitting that, as an adult, you have never ridden a bike. I worked hard to earn...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,124
Posted By Val
Back when I had a bike shop, we would encounter...

Back when I had a bike shop, we would encounter this fairly regularly - maybe once or twice a year. The bravest thing these folks did was to admit to shop staff that they had never ridden. We...
Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,094
Posted By Val
Guilty? What is this guilt of which you speak? ...

Guilty? What is this guilt of which you speak? Me, I could (and do) go for any and/or all of the above, depending on the mood, but guilt...why bother? One of my greatest pleasures is leaving early...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,211
Posted By Val
Having spent many years in the Seattle area, I...

Having spent many years in the Seattle area, I can say that our civic leaders are merely following time honored traditions by devoting nearly all their efforts to lip service and debate, while doing...
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,434
Posted By Val
Yep, it's a known phenomenon. Here you go: An...

Yep, it's a known phenomenon. Here you go: An Electrifying Commute (http://www.bikecommuters.com/2008/04/09/guest-article-an-electrifying-commute-by-jim-tolar/#more-954) Staying away form...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,474
Posted By Val
My favorite (and usual) bike is the Dreadnought. ...

My favorite (and usual) bike is the Dreadnought. Conceptually, that was supposed to be a model name, but since it's unique so far, it must be personal. Perhaps someday the time will come when you...
Forum: Tips & Advice 05-05-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By Val
People will always have their own priorities and...

People will always have their own priorities and make their own choices. The best thing you can do is to set the example, and demonstrate by doing. I can truly say that several people have told me...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,385
Posted By Val
As far as what you see in the picture is...

As far as what you see in the picture is concerned, it's a reality - at least, any number of people have grafted a reel type mower onto the fork of a bicycle and tried to mow a lawn with it. It...
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,564
Posted By Val
Then there's the more active response:...

Then there's the more active response: http://tinyurl.com/4phwku Not that I would recommend this, but, oh, if only....
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By Val
vseven, you rock! Keep it up!

vseven, you rock! Keep it up!
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,226
Posted By Val
krystenr: Being confused is normal at this point...

krystenr: Being confused is normal at this point - tire size nomenclature is ridiculously complicated. If you have a good LBS, you now have the right information for them; 27 X 1 1/4 is indeed your...
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