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Old 04-13-2014, 11:23 PM   #16
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So I assume this is the same method for triggering traffic lights, yes?

Have you people with magnets noticed any difference with those?
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:33 PM   #17
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I read somewhere that the magnet thing was a myth, but who knows.

It took a few months but I got my community to raise the sensitivity on the sensors. I can ride by the barrier, but not with side cases. Used to have to go out, park in front of the building and then fetch the luggage. They can be adjusted, it just takes pressure on the building managers.
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:19 PM   #18
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So I assume this is the same method for triggering traffic lights, yes?

Have you people with magnets noticed any difference with those?

What do you mean, You People ??
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:12 AM   #19
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Magnets work no different than a piece if ferrous metal.

I have an inductive loop right in front of my house. I've tossed a hundred different materials into it, at the edge of it, all over.

A starter motor worked pretty good. Anything small enough to attach to a bike didn't work at all.
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:53 PM   #20
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:25 PM   #21
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Old 04-28-2014, 02:09 PM   #22
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This week I learned that my bike will lean farther than I am comfortable with.
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Old 04-28-2014, 04:21 PM   #23
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Yesterday I learned that sometimes I either have a choice of panic braking or just going ahead and triggering the red light camera.

It will be interesting to see if I get a nice letter from Bastrop County soon.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:01 PM   #24
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Yesterday I learned that sometimes I either have a choice of panic braking or just going ahead and triggering the red light camera.

It will be interesting to see if I get a nice letter from Bastrop County soon.

I did that in Phoenix recently. Not a good choice I suppose because the surface streets are 45-50 mph and the lights are just short enough to pucker you.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:25 PM   #25
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Today I learned that, while riding in the rain, if you need to pull over to play with the GPS, don't do it in a driveway that's an exit for a closed car wash. That is all...
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Old 05-24-2014, 09:44 PM   #26
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What did you learn today?
Today I learned that it sucks to be stuck at work on a Saturday when the temperature is in the mid 70's and EVERYBODY else is on their bikes.
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:41 PM   #27
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Today I learned that it sucks to be stuck at work on a Saturday when the temperature is in the mid 70's and EVERYBODY else is on their bikes.
I feel your pain. I shipped my seat pan off to Seat Concepts for a custom upgrade. No riding for 10 or so days.
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Old 05-25-2014, 12:32 AM   #28
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i learned a bike can drop fast and with no apparent cause

rode lightweight scooters for a few years, i have been on a 450 pound bike for a few months. not a big bike, but certainly 200 pounds heavier then used to. i have dropped it twice now

the first time i did something foolish and n00b at low speed and sand got me. this time however i was simply coming to a stop. dry clear ground, lite breaking, and the bike just....slid out ever so gently from under me. i tried to catch it but it caught me so off guard and went down so nicely it was flat on its side before i had a chance to even think 'wtf!'

i also learned fellow riders are very kind, sometimes. as my bike lay there and i was about ready to employ the "walk the bike back up" technique i leaned on youtube a couple of gentlemen approached and asked if i needed a hand. i said 'sure.' just as i said that a guy in a mini cooper pulled over, got out of the car....and was wearing a Harley t-shirt!

he asked if i could use a hand, and i said 'yeah, i think so.' he proceeded to clear us newbs out of the way, grabbed the bars and frame, gave a good lift, and up the bike came. around 40ish he said he had rode and owned many a bike all his life. seemed a nice guy, told me not to worry about it cuz it happens, and to ride safe. nice

i also learned i should invest in some frame sliders. no damage to the bike so far save a few fine speck scratches on the engine casing, but thats enough for me. might not be so fortunate if there is a next time
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:09 PM   #29
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I have learned,that if you drop your front wheel off the curb,and stop for traffic comming.
You can air peddle a second,before you flop over.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:22 PM   #30
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While it wasn't the graphic I was looking for - it still helps. This shows where to put your bicycle, and by extension - your motorcycle, over loops for detection.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VcEakWk1uZ...+detection.jpg
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