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Forum: Commuting
04-23-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,384
Posted By Steely Dan

Since getting laid off last month, I do a 16 mile...

Since getting laid off last month, I do a 16 mile ride that 80% mimics my old commute route several days a week.

Why do I mimic most of my old route? It's the closest continuous off street path to...
03-23-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,110
Posted By Steely Dan

It looks like I'll be getting a longer bike...

It looks like I'll be getting a longer bike commuting break than I was hoping for.

I got laid off today :(

It's a pretty scary feeling to no longer have a job and know that a crippling...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,237
Posted By Steely Dan

A Stupidly Expensive Lesson Of Stupidity

I've only been doing this bike commuting thing for a dozen years now.

And yet I still made an EXTREMELY costly and stupid mistake yesterday.

My pannier was apparently not properly affixed to my...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Steely Dan

It could be worse...... I could be in a spin class

commuting this morning straight into a 20 mph wind, gusting to 25 mph, at my 12 o'clock, driving the falling snow right into my face, on an unplowed/unsalted MUP with ~1.5" of heavy, wet snow, i was...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,139
Posted By Steely Dan

i didn't ride studs this morning either because...

i didn't ride studs this morning either because it looked like things were pretty dry. i had to roll over a couple of small frozen melt-water puddles on the MUP, but all good.

however, i did see a...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 43,499
Posted By Steely Dan

another glorious January morning for a bike...

another glorious January morning for a bike commute here in chicago!

35 degrees, plenty of sun, light and favorable winds, dry, nary a trace of residue snow/ice/slush/etc.

man, a guy could...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,372
Posted By Steely Dan

i already did this morning! yeah, there were...

i already did this morning!

yeah, there were flurries in the air, but the ground was still much too warm, even on the bridge, for anything to stick.
Forum: Commuting
12-30-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,372
Posted By Steely Dan

the wait is finally over. after eagerly...

the wait is finally over.

after eagerly watching the construction progress over the past 9 months, the bridge is officially open as of this morning (12/30)!!!

my daily commutes up and down the...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By Steely Dan

as i've done for the past 12 years, i rode my...

as i've done for the past 12 years, i rode my bike to work every work day unless i had a compelling reason not to.

the kids are both another year older and we're still a one-car family, so the...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,911
Posted By Steely Dan

having twice been struck by motor vehicles while...

having twice been struck by motor vehicles while bike commuting, my wife already worries enough as it is.

she sure as hell doesn't need to hear about the close calls.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,894
Posted By Steely Dan

the bad: a razor blade in the street put a big...

the bad: a razor blade in the street put a big old gash in my rear tire this morning. instant blow-out. tire more or less destroyed. a shame because the tire is only a couple of months old.

the...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By Steely Dan

For the first time in 12 years, I had a riding companion on this morning's commute

throughout my entire bike commuting career, i've always been a solo-rider.

not for any real particular reason, it's just the way it's always been.

then this morning, my wife asked if she could...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,945
Posted By Steely Dan

For winter riding in Chicago, with all of its...

For winter riding in Chicago, with all of its vicious freeze/thaw-induced black ice and other treacherous hazards, studs are absolutely vital, IMO.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be one or the...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,412
Posted By Steely Dan

i don't have any spectacular scenery to roll past...

i don't have any spectacular scenery to roll past (chicago doesn't really do scenery), but at least i have a pleasant enough 6 miles along a greenway/linear sculpture park that makes up the middle...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By Steely Dan

i did it! despite my injury of stupidity, i rode...

i did it! despite my injury of stupidity, i rode to work for the first time this week!

it didn't exactly feel awesome on my burn wound, but the pain was tolerable (i pre-gamed with some...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By Steely Dan

Injuries of stupidity that have kept you off the bike

we were at a friends house for a backyard BBQ over the weekend.

in one of my trademark moments of monumental stupidity, i transferred red hot burning coals in a starter chimney from my friends...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,073
Posted By Steely Dan

i've been a 4-season bike commuter in chicago for...

i've been a 4-season bike commuter in chicago for over 11 years now (i'm 43).

my one-way distance has varied between 4.6 and 15.2 miles. currently i'm at 8.0 miles.

i'm fairly dedicated, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,870
Posted By Steely Dan

If you can't ride in cold rain, you can't ride in...

If you can't ride in cold rain, you can't ride in Chicago (City Motto: Holy F*<k it's cold)


;)
Forum: Commuting
07-01-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,156
Posted By Steely Dan

i go about 1.1 miles out of my way to catch an...

i go about 1.1 miles out of my way to catch an MUP that keeps me off-street for 75% of my commute.

and another 12% of my route (the final mile into downtown evanston) is on a protected bike lane....
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By Steely Dan

my commute is only 8 miles one-way, so i don't...

my commute is only 8 miles one-way, so i don't travel with water.

i down a pint before i leave and then hydrate as needed when i arrive at work/home.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By Steely Dan

sense or death eventually sink their teeth into...

sense or death eventually sink their teeth into all of us, one way or the other.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,329
Posted By Steely Dan

nothing puts a grin on my face while bike...

nothing puts a grin on my face while bike commuting like a ripping tailwind.

it's like riding an e-bike without having to purchase one.

it's too bad those 20+ mph winds exactly at your six...
11-08-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 79,172
Posted By Steely Dan

standard truing price at chicago shops seems to...

standard truing price at chicago shops seems to be 25 bucks.



depending on how severely your wheel is out of true, you could undo the brake on the wheel that is wobbling and ride the bike...
09-29-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,609
Posted By Steely Dan

i really like the feelign of being stretched out...

i really like the feelign of being stretched out on a bike as well. it's not because upright riding causes me back problems, i just find that a stretched and down posture is really comfortable (it's...
09-29-10, 10:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,609
Posted By Steely Dan

meh, after 4 months of commuting 30 miles per day...

meh, after 4 months of commuting 30 miles per day around town on my drop bar road bike, i can honestly say that the hunched over aero position is completely comfortable for me and inflicts no back...
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