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Apr
10
comment How to get my feet out of SPD pedals?
Like others have mentioned, you will fall over trying to unclip at least once, and it will probably be at a busy intersection and everyone will be looking at you. My wife's first unclip accident (well, she didnt' get uncliped, that was the problem) happened at the beginning of a big ride we were on last summer. She ended up needing help getting up as her leg and foot were pinned under her and the bike. Totally sucked.
Apr
10
comment How to get my feet out of SPD pedals?
Excellent point about thinking ahead. I always like to unclip my right foot when I'm getting near a stop light/intersection, or when in a parking lot. Saves me from having to worry about my foot being stuck on the pedal when I need it somewhere else.
Dec
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Oct
20
answered Anyone know a way to get a profile of a ride from google?
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Sep
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comment Is it safe to ride a dual suspension bike in sub freezing temps?
possible duplicate of How do I gear up a bike for winter riding?
Sep
7
comment Creaking from cranks/spindle. How to fix?
I had a creaking noise like this (coming from my left pedal, only on a heavy downstroke), and then just down the street from my house, my left crank fell off. And that's the story of how I learned to check bolt tightness after every few rides.
Sep
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Sep
7
revised Can I use a gas station pump on a bike tire?
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Sep
7
answered What should I look for when buying a used bicycle?
Sep
7
comment Safety guidelines for cycling in traffic
I have, it's a pretty good read. Lots of good common-sense things to look for, and if I recall correctly, some nice diagrams
Sep
3
comment Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
@nhinkle - surprisingly, no (I work on a college campus). We did issue a "reckless driving" ticket to a skateboarder who was going too fast and ran into the side of a car (dented it, even - he was dumb, but okay) as he was the one who caused the accident. And I do know of a few DUI tickets issued to bicyclists at CU Boulder.
Sep
2
comment Can you be ticketed for breaking the speed limit on a bike?
This is correct. I work for a police department, and you can be issued a citation for speeding while on your bike (we would be more likely to issue a careless/reckless driving/riding citation). Riding your bike while intoxicated can also land you with a DUI (driving while under the influence).
Sep
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Sep
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answered Are there any recumbent tricycles that can be transported with a normal car?
Sep
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answered Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?