Let’s talk about riding bikes gang! But first, the weather where Seattle just finished seeing 3 whole days of sun shine. 3 DAYS GUYS!!! Moving on to Arizona storm watch and sadness for those of you that are flooded or snowed in. This week, we ride for you! Besides that, we talk about the news stories listed below, Brian’s latest podium finish and his new hate for Chevy S-10 pickups.

Comments are open! Do you ride with video? Do you have struggles with weather? Let us know below!

 



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  1. In the past I have had items thrown toward me, been run off the road, and hit by mirrors. I found that cycling kit seemed to give me more respect on the road. Now I have a recumbent trike and a recumbent bike. The trike gets more use outdoors. I seem to be an oddity that gets plenty of clearance. I don’t know if drivers think I am disabled or if I just get noticed. I have a Fly 6 and a Fly 12. I rarely use them around Sioux Falls. I used them in NJ but found that I was given plenty of room on the 2 wheeled ‘bent.

  2. On a recumbent I have less wind resistance than a person on a diamond frame. When I am cycling into the wind it is apparent that I am suffering less than others. Despite this I will spend quite a bit of trainer time to avoid windy days such as today. Worse than wind is cold rain. Temperature – anything over 80 is hot. Over 90 I cannot drink enough water to stay hydrated. I leave sweat puddles at stops. Cooling vests, cooling mists and Black Ice neck bands help but don’t last. Come join us for the annual New Year day ride for a cold experience.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Bill! And thanks for the reminder about the bikes that don’t require padded shorts! We are definitely going to talk about that in an upcoming show. And, you know, thanks for listening!

  3. Great show guys!

    First, as for your comment on a previous episode, I would eventually like to be on the show and talk advocacy, education, and even, riding solo.

    In Texas, we’re following the League of American Bicyclist’s National Bike week, which is from May 15-19 (the 19th being Bike To Work Day). You still have time. 😉

    I HATE THE WIND as well. I’m eventually going to have some t-shirts or jerseys made with: “El viento es mi enemigo” on the front and “El viento es mi amigo” on the back. Stay tuned.

    Richardson is technically a city that’s in the suburbs of Dallas, but we’re too small (population wise) to get recognized on a national scale for best cities to ride. However, we were the FIRST north Texas city to be recognized as a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community, by the League of American Bicyclists.

    As far as the 3 foot rule goes, it’s not a state law – yet. The last time it made it through Texas legislature to get voted in, Rick Perry vetoed it. Ass. There are a few cities that have implemented it into their local ordinances.

    One of my personal pet peeves is people who break the law to accommodate cyclists. I appreciate folks being nice and watching out for cyclists, but don’t stop in the middle of the road, ride slow in my blindspot or give up your right of way at an intersection to be overly nice to me. Just treat me like another road user and watch out for me.

    Brian, sorry to hear about your run-in with that idiot. I’m glad you are ok.

    I mostly deal in folks not paying attention – not too many jerks. The few jerks I do encounter, usually just shout at me from their windows, or I’ll get the occasional close passer. My favorite are the ones that want to teach me a lesson by getting in front of me and locking their brakes.

    I’ve taken a few GoPro videos of jerks on the road (just recently started recording), and my language is a bit colorful as well. Haha.

    1. Thank you Richard! For being one of our best fans under the White Roof. It is really appreciated! I’ll be getting with you after AMVIV some time to see about scheduling you a visit on RBR.

      >One of my personal pet peeves is people who break the law to accommodate cyclists. I appreciate folks being nice and watching out for cyclists, but don’t stop in the middle of the road, ride slow in my blindspot or give up your right of way at an intersection to be overly nice to me. Just treat me like another road user and watch out for me.

      Preach it brother! This one annoys the hell out of me. When people do stuff like this, I think they are using me for target practice or something.

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