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05-02-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,558
Posted By chephy

I have to confess, I use an extendable leash. ...

I have to confess, I use an extendable leash.

My dog is extremely energetic so it would be cruel to her to just have her be within six feet of a human at all times, which is all a conventional...
04-21-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By chephy

The motorized wheelchair belongs on the road, in...

The motorized wheelchair belongs on the road, in my humble. Faster than walking, easier to deal with intersections and curbs.

As for jogging, lots of people do it because asphalt on the road is...
02-21-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 793
Posted By chephy

My girlfriend wears ski goggles. Works well for...

My girlfriend wears ski goggles. Works well for her.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,546
Posted By chephy

Lol. Yes. They did. Let me chime in too. I'd...

Lol. Yes. They did.

Let me chime in too. I'd absolutely do it. And the truth is, you won't need to leave that early. After you do the commute a few times, get used to it and get in better shape, 1...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,092
Posted By chephy

Sometimes that's due to improper installation....

Sometimes that's due to improper installation. More than once I've seen a rack like that right next to a wall, making it impossible to actually park the bike properly, as there is literally no space....
Forum: Commuting
04-06-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By chephy

Cool! Congrats! :) Out of curiosity, why a...

Cool! Congrats! :)

Out of curiosity, why a trike?

Also... if there are not pictures, it didn't happen, so let's see some! ;)
04-06-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

More accurately, lack of balance in that...

More accurately, lack of balance in that particular instance. I didn't just scrape the jacket, my face took a good scraping too. :)

However, the shoddy part is not the holes that resulted from...
04-05-18, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

Thanks for the advice, but that's all water under...

Thanks for the advice, but that's all water under the bridge now. It's been almost 5 years since I bought the jacket, it's all but fallen apart at this point (partly my fault for scraping it on...
04-05-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

No worries, it's a legit question, although it's...

No worries, it's a legit question, although it's a bit like asking people why pay $5,000 for a bike when they can pay $2,000 or even $500. :) I'd be happy to pay more for a jacket that offers:

-...
04-04-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

That was over four years ago, so I don't remember...

That was over four years ago, so I don't remember exactly, but the product names floated here sound very familiar. So something along those lines. I was desperate to restore that jacket, so I did a...
04-04-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

Interesting, thanks! Definitely considering them!...

Interesting, thanks! Definitely considering them! How is your experience with the "core vents"? I'm a bit concerned about the lack of pit zips; that's where I get sweatiest first!
04-04-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it was supposed to be...

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it was supposed to be waterproof; it was definitely sold to me as such by a reputable dealer. I did reach out to the company but they were of very limited help. Basically...
04-04-18, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

Don't assume I haven't tried that.

Don't assume I haven't tried that.
04-03-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By chephy

Rain jacket recommendations

In the market for a new rainjacket, looking for recommendations. Zip vents, pockets, and hood are a must. No real budget in mind; willing to part with a few hundred dollars as long as the jacket is...
03-20-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,009
Posted By chephy

That is impressive!!! My hat's off, and I can...

That is impressive!!! My hat's off, and I can only hope I can say the same about myself when (if...) I'm 80!
Forum: Commuting
02-20-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,535
Posted By chephy

I used to "save" my good bike, and then I...

I used to "save" my good bike, and then I thought, the heck with it, what am I saving it for? That elusive across Canada trip that might not happen till I retire anyway? So I started using the good...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By chephy

Is the 2016 one new or used? If new, I'd go with...

Is the 2016 one new or used? If new, I'd go with that one (unless the specs were drastically lower in 2016 but I doubt it).
11-29-17, 11:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,555
Posted By chephy

Lifetime so far: 1 car to 17-20 bikes (hard to...

Lifetime so far: 1 car to 17-20 bikes (hard to name an exact number since some of the bikes I've had were shared by family members, and some I owned but rarely rode as they were "guest"/back-up...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,705
Posted By chephy

I am always impressed when I travel to the 'burbs...

I am always impressed when I travel to the 'burbs nowadays. They have bike lanes! Bike lanes on Highway 7, oh my, we've come a long way, GTA! :)

P.S. That would be Greater Toronto Area, not Grand...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,515
Posted By chephy

My commutes have ranged from 2.5 miles to 14...

My commutes have ranged from 2.5 miles to 14 miles. I never bothered with cycling-specific clothes. My pace is very similar to yours (30 minutes for 7 miles). But then it's me, I don't sweat...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-17, 12:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,001
Posted By chephy

Interesting question! I tend to skew towards...

Interesting question! I tend to skew towards favouring shorter distance, but will make adjustments if safety is considerably improved and stress is lowered. Years ago I used to have a commute that...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,837
Posted By chephy

Muscle Activation Technique. Changed my life...

Muscle Activation Technique. Changed my life after years of unrelenting soreness and tightness.
Forum: Commuting
03-02-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By chephy

So where do you go then? Going near the curb...

So where do you go then? Going near the curb already puts you pretty far out of the way. You might want to learn some traffic riding techniques...

With that bike, I think I'd be dead at the end of...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-17, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By chephy

Move to Canada and your dream will become...

Move to Canada and your dream will become reality! :)
Forum: Commuting
12-16-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By chephy

I used to carry a flat kit religiously for years....

I used to carry a flat kit religiously for years. I think there is still one in my saddlebag, but the little tube is probably all dried up and I'm not sure the tire levers are there anymore. I have...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,483
Posted By chephy

How can you tell? Signs tend to be positioned so...

How can you tell? Signs tend to be positioned so they're visible to the driver on the road to which they apply, not to drivers on crossing roads. Their placement, at least in North America, is not...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By chephy

Your point is well taken. I do understand there...

Your point is well taken. I do understand there is a degree of danger to winter cycling; however, there is a degree of danger to any activity (including cycling under any weather conditions), and...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-16, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By chephy

I spent over a dozen winters biking in Canada...

I spent over a dozen winters biking in Canada (including a short stint as a bike messenger), and rode over stuff that I could barely walk on because it was too slippery. As long as you don't brake or...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 806
Posted By chephy

I find that streets never get too slick for...

I find that streets never get too slick for regular tires. If cars aren't sliding all over the place, a bike won't either.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,322
Posted By chephy

I am an introvert, so I like being alone. Most of...

I am an introvert, so I like being alone. Most of us don't spend nearly enough time with just our thoughts; we keep ourselves distracted with work, socializing, TV, and cats on the internet. Riding...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,322
Posted By chephy

It's definitely both, and while the engine (i.e.,...

It's definitely both, and while the engine (i.e., the person) matters more, the bike can be upgraded a lot quicker. :)

Will it make a difference in your commute times? That depends on many things,...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-16, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,856
Posted By chephy

Ugh, no kidding. Insane heaswinds 2 days in a...

Ugh, no kidding. Insane heaswinds 2 days in a row. A trip that normally takes me less than an hour took over an hour and a half!

Riding home is sweet, though...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-16, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By chephy

Tilley.

Tilley.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,217
Posted By chephy

Did anyone bring up the "testicles, spectacles,...

Did anyone bring up the "testicles, spectacles, wallet and watch" joke yet? :)

I do what a couple of other posters: before leaving anywhere (home, work, coffee shop), namely recite wallet, keys,...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,954
Posted By chephy

Have fun! Test ride the route first on your day...

Have fun! Test ride the route first on your day off, so you know roughly how long it takes and what to expect of it.


If you have showers at work (or even at a nearby gym where you might be able...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,726
Posted By chephy

I bike commute the vast majority of the time,...

I bike commute the vast majority of the time, using alternate transportation about 1-2 times a month. The reasons can be varied, but "I don't feel like riding today" is practically never one. For...
09-20-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,725
Posted By chephy

1 water bottle, 1 tea thermos.

1 water bottle, 1 tea thermos.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,316
Posted By chephy

Since April I've had to get to work 20 km (14 mi)...

Since April I've had to get to work 20 km (14 mi) away by 7 a.m. And I am not a morning person... I haven't yet been late though, and I think the length of the commute and the early start time...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-16, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 69,906
Posted By chephy

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Forum: Commuting
05-23-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By chephy

All true. At the same time, it would be sad that...

All true. At the same time, it would be sad that OP got discouraged from commuting because he thought changing was the only option and it proved to be too much hassle. Just advocating for a balanced...
Forum: Commuting
05-22-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,809
Posted By chephy

It's a matter of personal preference, climate and...

It's a matter of personal preference, climate and physiology (some people sweat more than others; sorry to be Capt. Obvious). I barely even sweat in an actual literal sauna, so I ride my 13-14 mile...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,690
Posted By chephy

Cool! Congrats on the new job. Hope you enjoy it....

Cool! Congrats on the new job. Hope you enjoy it.

I just switched jobs a month ago, and am now in a similar boat, except my commute doubled from 10 to 20 km one way. The 7 a.m. start time does not...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,511
Posted By chephy

4 km is not far. My current commute is 10 km...

4 km is not far.

My current commute is 10 km one way; a bit longer than yours but still in the short-ish category. My previous commute was 4 km.

On dry snow-free days I just wear whatever pants...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,661
Posted By chephy

1) Left boot 2) Right boot 3) Underwear 4)...

1) Left boot
2) Right boot
3) Underwear
4) Dress pants
5) Rain pants
6) Dress shirt
7) Sweatshirt
8) Rain Jacket
9) Right lobster claw
10) Left lobster claw
01-31-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,345
Posted By chephy

Cod liver.

Cod liver.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By chephy

Seconded. Nothing worked for me until I got these...

Seconded. Nothing worked for me until I got these babies. This works for Canadian winters.
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 11,640
Posted By chephy

I use an Excel spreadsheet and gmap-pedometer to...

I use an Excel spreadsheet and gmap-pedometer to track my mileage. I don't do anything practical with this info like tracking component wear, though My reasons are:

1) I like numbers; it's fun to...
05-19-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,406
Posted By chephy

Well, first of all different people mean...

Well, first of all different people mean different things by "city bike". Batavus and Cannondale Bad Boy are both marketed as city/urban bikes. In general, though, city bikes are designed to travel...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,230
Posted By chephy

The tide is turning! :D Getting to that...

The tide is turning! :D

Getting to that critical mass of cyclists will do far more to improve cycling conditions than angry confrontations with motorists ever will, and that's a much more...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,230
Posted By chephy

I used to quite a bit. I would chase the drivers...

I used to quite a bit. I would chase the drivers to catch them at lights; I would get into arguments; I once threw my bike in front of a car to block the driver from driving away and so we could...
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