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Forum: Women for Bikes 02-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 85,242
Posted By jyl
She can simply carry some shorts, skirt, or...

She can simply carry some shorts, skirt, or sundress along for the destination. A medium-sized saddlebag (Carradice etc) would carry that easily.
Forum: General Discussion 11-01-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,791
Posted By jyl
Who cares what a driver is wearing in their car? ...

Who cares what a driver is wearing in their car? But what a cyclist wears is important.

Too many cyclists wear black and other dark colors, and ride with inadequate lights.

For a driver, it is...
Forum: Tips & Advice 10-23-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,096
Posted By jyl
I use Nightsun Team in front (dual halogens),...

I use Nightsun Team in front (dual halogens), some generic blinking tailight in back, also a blinking LED light (a $25 one that clamps to the handlebar) to be better noticed, and a Petzl...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,520
Posted By jyl
I can't quite tell if you guys are more worried...

I can't quite tell if you guys are more worried about getting run off the road by a car, or about being pulled off your bike and attacked by people on foot.

If you ride where the latter is a...
Forum: General Discussion 04-16-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,469
Posted By jyl
Advice About Locks

I'd like some advice from experienced Portland bicyclists - about locks.

Most of the time, my bicycle is locked up in the garage, or locked (U-lock) to a bike rack in the underground parking...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2006, 06:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,107
Posted By jyl
I've had good experiences at CityBikes. At...

I've had good experiences at CityBikes.

At the repair shop, they did a nice job tuning up my bike and one of the women who works there made nice comments about the bike, good karma stuff. She...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,358
Posted By jyl
I have a 12v NightSun lighting system,...

I have a 12v NightSun lighting system, water-bottle battery, enough juice to drive 42 watts of dual headlights. Could I simply mount an automotive 12v electric horn on the bike and switch it with a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-25-2006, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,036
Posted By jyl
I had a close call w/ the MAX tracks this...

I had a close call w/ the MAX tracks this morning. Turning left from westbound Morrison to southbound 5th at about 6 AM, crossed the track at 45 deg angle and very modest speed, but my front tire...
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-21-2006, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,376
Posted By jyl
I heard Burley has stopped making these, as well...

I heard Burley has stopped making these, as well as their rain jackets, though some shops may still have a few pairs.
Forum: Tips & Advice 09-21-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,173
Posted By jyl
Why didn't she simply call a locksmith?

Why didn't she simply call a locksmith?
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,306
Posted By jyl
I don't have a fixed-gear so bear with this...

I don't have a fixed-gear so bear with this question - how effective is braking a fixed-gear bike by using your legs to lock the pedals, compared to applying conventional hand brakes to both front...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,377
Posted By jyl
Interesting study! But, hardly enough to...

Interesting study!

But, hardly enough to conclude that helmets increase the chances of accidents.

Maybe this guy (unconsciously) rode differently when he was wearing a helmet. Maybe the...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-21-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By jyl
Thanks for the ideas, everyone. I currently...

Thanks for the ideas, everyone.

I currently have a NightSun XC dual light on the handlebar and a single blinking tailight on the seatpost. The NightSun throws lots of light but it's still just a...
Forum: Tips & Advice 08-15-2006, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,101
Posted By jyl
What Do You Use For Lights And Reflectors?

I recently started riding my bike to work/back. I go in early, 5AM-ish, so it is dark. Later in the year it'll be dark when I return home. So, lighting, reflectivity and general safety are on my...
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