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Old 06-09-2008, 05:42 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Also if you have a mtb try a set of slick tires, they work super well and you'll be amazed at how much speed you can carry in the corners. Depending on your mtb tires you can gain 3 or 4 km/h or more for a ride average.
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Can you recommend a brand of slick mountain bike tire that is more than 1.5 inches width?

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:09 PM   #52 (permalink)
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and one was so determined that I did not belong on the road, the driver veered their car straight into my lane with their horn shrieking, forcing me off the lane.
That is felony assault around here. Call the cops and report the driver.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:50 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Can you recommend a brand of slick mountain bike tire that is more than 1.5 inches width?
http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1213101038817

I have had these tires and they worked very well, just watch when you first get them that you clean off the mold release agent off the tire. Its a bit slippery in the dry and would be deadly in the wet I would think. I just did tight circles in a parking lot leaning lower and lower and that got it all off. Find some sandy pavement too and practice some corners to see how they react, they aren't terrible but level of grip changes dramatically from clean dry pavement to sandy pavement. Practice stopping is a good idea, these tires have way more grip than a knobby tire. I ran them at 45psi, a good comprimise for grip and rolling.
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I love riding to work, I ride whenever I can and my bike has the scars to prove it. Thankfully I've never been hit, but I've layed the bike over more then a few times, either tipped over while unclipping at a light or misclipping coming off a light or just hitting some debris, my main problem with commuting seems to be staying on my bike as a cause of my own doing, thankfully it usually happens when stationary.

My question to all you trike riders on the site. How do you ride those things on the road? They're so much wider then a bicycle or bent that it seems like you would protrude out on the road to the point that people would find it annoying and get much more irritated with you then they do when you're on a bicycle.
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Thanks for the tip. I am going to check to see if I can find them locally.
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when i am on a regular bicycle i ride i bit into the road anyways, yes this may annoy some people but it makes them move out of the lane instead of trying to drive realy close to me so for me a trike doesnt make a difference
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Reason #16:

I found $5 on my way home from work today. I wouldn't have even seen it, but because there was so much traffic I was forced to lap a fast food restaurant for a minute before I could cross the busy street to get to where I needed to go and while circling I found it laying in a parking space. I then proceeded to GameStop and bought a new video game for $10, so I got a 50% discount on a video game all because I rode instead of drove today.
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so what game did you get (and for what system)? congrats on finding the cash.
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List of fun things I noticed on the side of the road:
1. Many junk cds. I like to take them home and play them. Usually it is bad rap mix cds.
2. Those team flags people put on their cars on game day. Here I find UK and UofL flags
3. I found my wife's car a hubcap it needed once. Had to strap it to my rack.
4. I stopped on a bridge once and saw HUGE fish swimming by. Of course I had no fishing pole with me.
5. I ran over a timber rattler once and it scared the life out of me.

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