@Sponge315 Please do not link to that photo of me again. That was for your eyes only.
Posts made by Glyph
RE: Shoulder Protection
@Kielanders - it's in that link in my comment - D30 motorcycle armor, in a shoulder brace similar to yours. FYI, if you want to make something similar, Amazon no longer sells that exact same D30 piece pictured, but this appears to be basically the same, and is more ventilated to boot (make sure to clip the 10% coupon):
This is the brace:
Get you some heavy-duty velcro to close up the pocket to hold the armor in place:
RE: Helmet recs; what’s everyone rocking?
Triple 8 MIPS.
Those Thousand helmets are really nice looking. The only things that would concern me from a safety perspective are A.) bike helmets usually don't cover quite as much of the back of the skull as skate helmets do, since cyclists almost always fall forward, and B.) hard visors worry me, a little, for the same reason hard mounts for lights or cameras do - once your head hits the ground, you don't want anything to catch and wrench your head & neck around. The closer the helmet is to "round", the better off you may be, depending on how you hit.
None of that's meant to be safety police. Any helmet is better than no helmet, and there are so many variables in any wreck that it's hard to really say which helmet is "best". Picking one on style points isn't really a problem, especially if that style means you'll wear it instead of leaving it home.
RE: Shoulder Protection
@Glyph Well, it finally happened - I tested the shoulder armor I made. Direct hit on concrete.
And it worked PERFECTLY. No pain whatsoever. I wouldn't call it PLEASANT, there's still a shock when you hit, but I kept waiting for the pain and there just wasn't any. D30 is good shit.
Now feel 100% safe recommending this solution to anyone looking for cheap, lightweight, cool-temp, easy-on/easy-off lead shoulder protection.
RE: Riding Music
Been listening a lot to The Courtneys, a trio of Canadian gals on Flying Nun. Catchy as all get out with exuberant gang-shouted vocals, and they have that classic Flying Nun noisy-pop sound, where the instruments all chug forward together in unison relentlessly like a train.
Clothing For Night Riding Visibility
Now that the weather's cooler, I feel my riding windbreaker is not only stylish in its own right, but it hopefully helps keep me from getting run over.
What do you wear, if anything, to help ensure the terrible drivers in your town don't run your ass down?
RE: Pint portable charger for range anxiety
@lemur - I use a similar setup from Carvepower for my old Plus, I keep in all in a small black camera bag. And yeah, the first time I pulled it out in public for a charge I suddenly realized that to the average person this probably looks a LOT like a bomb. I wouldn't try to take this out at a movie theater or anything.
RE: Hand held rear view mirror and pedestrian horn
@lemur No worries. And yes, I ride regular, so it's a big help checking my blind spot (over my left shoulder) where traffic might actually be (but still do a quick look behind you before you move lanes).
Riding goofy is a big advantage in US street traffic.