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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
I guess I am spoiled. I don't ride in cities...

I guess I am spoiled. I don't ride in cities particularly often these days, and even then, very rarely on congested roadways that are block after block of traffic light intersections and parallel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
Without a bike line the cyclist is riding along...

Without a bike line the cyclist is riding along the edge of the road, in whatever space exists between where the cars are and the grass or curb.

What's he supposed to do in your estimation? Stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but...

It seemed a little far-fetched to me, but separating serious from joking is not always so easy in this thread.

Sidewalks can get you away from cars, but that's about the only good thing about...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By filmfan
+1 on Olympia's, I am only 6-1 but I wear 34...

+1 on Olympia's, I am only 6-1 but I wear 34 inseam pants. The Olympia's fit nicely without hemming. I wear them as over-pants and for me they completely cover my work pants.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By filmfan
Not re-using disposable plugs is a good idea too....

Not re-using disposable plugs is a good idea too. I ditch mine after 3 or 4 insertions, which is somewhere between a few hours and a day of use, depending on what I'm up to.
After several wearings...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By filmfan
Or try Sierratrading post. You'll want road...

Or try Sierratrading post.

You'll want road bike shorts for wearing under other clothes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By filmfan
It's nicely done, and delivers the message well....

It's nicely done, and delivers the message well. And, yes, it probably would only really connect to 1% of the viewers, but that's still better than nothing.

I'd like to see them do it in more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,385
Posted By filmfan
I use a Bell Transitions shield that darkens...

I use a Bell Transitions shield that darkens automatically in bright light, and is clear enough for night time use.
It's great, I never need to switch between regular glasses and sun glasses, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,167
Posted By filmfan
If it's feasible, I'd prefer to be in front of...

If it's feasible, I'd prefer to be in front of them, but only if I could get in front of them by a good long distance.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By filmfan
There are some bicycle lights that are as bright...

There are some bicycle lights that are as bright as many moto auxiliary lights, and some that could be powered from the moto's electrical system. Some of Nite Rider's products come to mind because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,204
Posted By filmfan
Meh. Children aren't always as careful with...

Meh.
Children aren't always as careful with their toys as they should be.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30,746
Views: 7,401,174
Posted By filmfan
Hard to tell for sure, but the bike may be older...

Hard to tell for sure, but the bike may be older than he is.
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,794
Posted By filmfan
+1 As for poly carb or not, the high index...

+1

As for poly carb or not, the high index plastics have close to the same impact resistance of poly carb. I am not a contractor, but I am a "weekend warrior" power tool user, and used poly carb...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30,746
Views: 7,401,174
Posted By filmfan
+1 The Bell transitions shield rocks I've had...

+1
The Bell transitions shield rocks
I've had mine for about a year now

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Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,794
Posted By filmfan
Much depends on the prescription. Standard...

Much depends on the prescription. Standard plastic single vision lenses, no AR coating and cheap frames, sure, 100 bucks or less, easy.

Progressives in high index or poly carb, AR + anti-scratch...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By filmfan
Also keep in mind that points are between you and...

Also keep in mind that points are between you and the state, not the insurance co. If the ticket is reported, the insurance co can do what they like with that information and they may or may not care...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,438
Posted By filmfan
I have the Olympia Airglides. They work well for...

I have the Olympia Airglides. They work well for my once a week customer visits. Quick to get on and off, easy to fold up and stash in the side case.
With the rain liners and then my dockers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
No taste for lane splitting at 45mph on two...

No taste for lane splitting at 45mph on two square inches of contact patch?
:lol3

Absolutely, I am in the middle of the lane, when I'm running at or above the posted speed limit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
I'd like to see a coherent thought from the...

I'd like to see a coherent thought from the militant motorists in this thread.

If I had a dime for every time I've waved some driver around where there are no cars approaching, and plenty of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,110
Posted By filmfan
Your prescription glasses will be fine.

Your prescription glasses will be fine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
If there is clear road ahead, as outlined by...

If there is clear road ahead, as outlined by Ridge, what are you waiting for?
Does it matter if you're moving 3 extra feet over to get by?
I'm actually not trying to defend or condem two-by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,110
Posted By filmfan
No a lot to add to what was said above, +1 on the...

No a lot to add to what was said above, +1 on the snacks and lunch.

Take a look at CaptCrashIdaho's videos on youtube. He is an instructor in Idaho and has several good videos on what some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
Are you being serious? For the case of a moto...

Are you being serious?
For the case of a moto passing, even with two cyclists abreast there is plenty of room on most roads for a moto to pass with adequate clearance (1 meter/3 feet or more)....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
It's really easy. No one gives a sh*t if you're...

It's really easy.
No one gives a sh*t if you're riding two abreast and there are no cars coming.
When you hear a car one person speeds up a little the other drops in behind.
Voila! Two cyclist...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,272
Posted By filmfan
On public roads, it's not a matter of IF you find...

On public roads, it's not a matter of IF you find some gravel, debris or broken pavement on some turn or another, it's WHEN. If not that, then there will be some car coming being lazy about being on...
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 39,494
Posted By filmfan
We'll just dim the lights a little out here and...

We'll just dim the lights a little out here and go to the other room, you folks enjoy yourselves. Just call if you need anything.
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,794
Posted By filmfan
This is why I switched to high index for my last...

This is why I switched to high index for my last pair of regular glasses.
I had been buying polycarb because I am a weekend warrior woodworker and wanted it because of the impact protection. My doc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,808
Posted By filmfan
There are better places/times to ride than...

There are better places/times to ride than thunderstorms anywhere.

I missed that memo one time last year though:D It was a very impressive experience.:eek1

As for organized rides, if the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-07-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,616
Posted By filmfan
Old tag, Rt 117 Hinsdale ...

Old tag,
Rt 117 Hinsdale
http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii493/px125/photo2_zps9f74332c.jpg (http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/px125/media/photo2_zps9f74332c.jpg.html)

New Tag
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
I've said it once or twice in here :lol3 Some...

I've said it once or twice in here :lol3
Some folks don't quite get it.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,794
Posted By filmfan
+1 on finding an indie, which shouldn't be all...

+1 on finding an indie, which shouldn't be all that difficult.
Getting my lenses in polycarb from my optometrist has never been an issue, and I have a pretty complicated prescription. All you need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4,694
Views: 252,257
Posted By filmfan
Yeah, probably not the smartest thing, but that...

Yeah, probably not the smartest thing, but that would pretty much be my reaction too.
:freaky
:lol3
Forum: Face plant 06-03-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,140
Posted By filmfan
It's nice that you are taking the comments in...

It's nice that you are taking the comments in good spirit. Even the harsh criticism is meant well.

FWIW, the move you were attempting is not some I'd do, even in my car.
The current cage seems...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,250
Posted By filmfan
A guy down the street built an enormous garage on...

A guy down the street built an enormous garage on his lot with the intent of opening a shop several years ago. Only problem was that the neighborhood is not zoned for commercial activity, and he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 1,704,006
Posted By filmfan
I would be sooo tempted to say "so people like...

I would be sooo tempted to say "so people like you don't run me down"...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,027
Posted By filmfan
If you weigh yourself before and after the ride,...

If you weigh yourself before and after the ride, any difference is how much water you lost. The amount can be amazing, even if you take in water.
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,842
Posted By filmfan
Glad you're ok. Were you first in line at the...

Glad you're ok. Were you first in line at the light?

Be careful with the dosages on that Tylenol, too much causes liver damage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 8,445
Views: 1,704,006
Posted By filmfan
This is an Aerostich... ...

This is an Aerostich...
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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,274
Posted By filmfan
For the bike, about 3.70/gallon USD for regular,...

For the bike, about 3.70/gallon USD for regular, for the premium the cars use I'm starting to feel lucky to see it at less than $4.00
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By filmfan
Abloy Impossible to "bump", makes everything...

Abloy

Impossible to "bump", makes everything else from Quickset, Schlage, etc look like toys. Baldwin used to make nice stuff, but they got bought, and they are now a "price point".

I bought...
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