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Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

Yes

Yes
Forum: Commuting
05-15-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

Part 2: The Ride Home It was pleasant. I was a...

Part 2: The Ride Home
It was pleasant. I was a bit faster on my ride home, but I also changed my route, taking into consideration high-traffic roads, inclines, and distance.
Without giving away my...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

I'm hoping the ride home is quicker. I'm taking a...

I'm hoping the ride home is quicker. I'm taking a slightly different route home that includes a couple nice descents but also avoids the roads that commonly have lots of 5 o'clock traffic.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By BrockLee

I'm thoroughly confused...

I'm thoroughly confused...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 01:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

OK, truth be told I had a few other bars stored...

OK, truth be told I had a few other bars stored in a desk drawer at work. I ate them also.


I carry a big bottle of water and I drink it constantly while at work. I definitely don't want to run...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

Haha! I got a good laugh out of this! Yep, that...

Haha! I got a good laugh out of this! Yep, that explains it pretty well. Just like how golf ruins an otherwise good walk.
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By BrockLee

That thought didn't cross my mind. I'm a dense...

That thought didn't cross my mind. I'm a dense guy. Thanks for the education. :-)
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By BrockLee

I'm confused. The subject says "Note from the...

I'm confused. The subject says "Note from the Wife" but you're not actually married? Jump in. Make the commitment. And make sure the cake topper has the groom on bicycle. Something like this....
Forum: Commuting
05-14-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

Part 1: The Morning Ride I did it. I rode to...

Part 1: The Morning Ride

I did it. I rode to work on my bike. I use the Runmeter app on an old iPhone 3GS so my GPS data isn't the most accurate, but it gives decent approximations. Things worth...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

About 10 miles one way. After posting...

About 10 miles one way.


After posting this thread I noticed this week is apparently Bike to Work Week. It's a complete coincidence that I will be biking to work this week.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By BrockLee

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Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By BrockLee

As long as you don't work in the childcare...

As long as you don't work in the childcare industry, I say anything goes. Haha! I'd echo Leebo's words about avoiding banks too.

The general stereotype of cyclists according to 'the people out...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,955
Posted By BrockLee

This reminded me of some those big word problems...

This reminded me of some those big word problems in 7th grade math class. Sheesh! If you can bike + train + walk to work in 50 minutes, then what's the direction and average velocity of the head...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By BrockLee

First Time Commuting to Work on a Bike

It's Wednesday, May 13 as I type these words. Tomorrow, May 14 will be the first time I ride my bike to work. Looking forward to it! And I plan to ride to work Friday also, depending on how...
05-13-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,512
Posted By BrockLee

That was a very informative read. Thanks! As I...

That was a very informative read. Thanks! As I said at the start of this thread, I'm using the front brakes for the fun of it. But now, I see that fun can be practical and functional!
05-13-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,512
Posted By BrockLee

I don't understand. My rear brake works great....

I don't understand. My rear brake works great. And has plenty of stopping power. What's up with yours?
05-13-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,512
Posted By BrockLee

Punctuation? Forget about punctuation. :-) This...

Punctuation? Forget about punctuation. :-) This says more about the value of choosing the right words than anything else. How about "I helped my Uncle Jack dismount a horse" or "I helped my Uncle...
05-10-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,400
Posted By BrockLee

Colonel, Here in the US, Norco is a prescription...

Colonel, Here in the US, Norco is a prescription pain killer. But, I don't blame you for not wanting a bike that has the same name as a dairy farm. Haha! No dairy farm bike for me either! Pain killer...
05-10-15, 08:26 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,512
Posted By BrockLee

Why? I use the front brake simply because I...

Why?

I use the front brake simply because I want to perform a stoppie. I'm usually riding on pavement, and the rear brake is boring.
05-08-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By BrockLee

Dude. We should ride together. Fun is what it's...

Dude. We should ride together. Fun is what it's all about.
05-08-15, 03:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,512
Posted By BrockLee

Using Only the Front Brake

Anyone else trying to master the art of stopping with only the front brake? I am. And I'm having fun doing it. Consistency is key. I want that rear wheel to come up off the ground a good 8-12 inches....
05-08-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By BrockLee

SWEEEEEEET! That sounds crazy-fun, thrilling...

SWEEEEEEET!
That sounds crazy-fun, thrilling and adventurous! 10 out of 10 people die so you might as well do it again. And next time try to exceed that 45 mark. Dang, I wish I could experience this.
05-08-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,190
Posted By BrockLee

MY advice is this; Avoid those hideous drop bars...

MY advice is this; Avoid those hideous drop bars and get something with flat bars. And avoid cycling clothing in general.
05-08-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By BrockLee

I think they think other people's bikes have...

I think they think other people's bikes have fancier paint jobs. Therefore they probably think your bike is the cheap one. But then again, I've only been thinking about this for a short time. And I'm...
05-08-15, 03:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 371
Posted By BrockLee

:speedy: What's the Most Interesting/Weird/Strange Thing You've Done on a Bike?

I don't really have an answer to the question in the title. But I'm wondering [insert title here]?

(And apparently I can't put an emoticon in the title.)
Forum: Introductions
05-08-15, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By BrockLee

Welcome to the forum, Mike. I'm Brock (well, not...

Welcome to the forum, Mike. I'm Brock (well, not really). Now get out of the wading pool and jump right into the Olympic-sized pool. :-)

By-the-way, most riders would not consider me to be an avid...
05-08-15, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,400
Posted By BrockLee

I don't know how MANY Norco bikes are sold, but I...

I don't know how MANY Norco bikes are sold, but I know they are indeed sold in the US. I saw them in a bike shop in Ashland, Oregon a couple months ago. They are nice bikes and they seem every bit as...
05-08-15, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,400
Posted By BrockLee

First, here's a link to the latest Norco XFR 2...

First, here's a link to the latest Norco XFR 2 (http://www.norco.com/bikes/city/crossover/xfr/xfr-2/) so people can peep it and give you their opinions without having to search for it and go through...
05-08-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 383,161
Posted By BrockLee

I just purchased a standard bar (Oval Concepts...

I just purchased a standard bar (Oval Concepts M200 (http://www.ovalconcepts.com/mountain/bars/200-riser-bar)) and standard grips (Ergon GE1 (http://www.ergon-bike.com/us/en/product/ge1red)) to...
05-08-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By BrockLee

Understandable. Thank you for your reply. :-)

Understandable. Thank you for your reply. :-)
05-08-15, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By BrockLee

Actually, I tilted the nose of my saddle downward...

Actually, I tilted the nose of my saddle downward just a hair to take weight off the berries.


An ISM Saddle looks funny to me. I think of it as a big tooth that has been pulled. Plus, my current...
05-07-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By BrockLee

I agree with Grey. Not knowing jack about your...

I agree with Grey. Not knowing jack about your mom I'd say she'd be better off on a comfort mountain bike (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/sedona.w/18789/76183/) or something like the...
05-07-15, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By BrockLee

Avoid purchasing a bike from Crap brand cycles....

Avoid purchasing a bike from Crap brand cycles. They tend to be overpriced and... frankly, they tend to be crap.

OK, seriously now; I generally regard Electra as a brand for chicks. If I was going...
05-07-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,268
Posted By BrockLee

Thanks for that, Mr. Obvious. Haha! However, if...

Thanks for that, Mr. Obvious. Haha! However, if you're implying that I've spent a significant amount of money to replace the bar and grips you're wrong. After I sell the Bontrager bar and grips I...
05-07-15, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,268
Posted By BrockLee

I've noticed the grips move also. They twist. And...

I've noticed the grips move also. They twist. And since they have that little palm rest you notice when they twist a little. My rides are generally 10-15 miles.
05-07-15, 10:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 21,340
Posted By BrockLee

I simply don't find kickstands to be functional...

I simply don't find kickstands to be functional or nice to look at. Plus they add a tiny bit of weight (just like that burger I had last night).
05-07-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,268
Posted By BrockLee

I notice no difference, proven technology or not....

I notice no difference, proven technology or not. And this setup may indeed dampen the vibration, but I can't say that it seems to dampen it any more than a traditional riser and good grips....
05-07-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By BrockLee

Uh, I feel for ya, almost literally regarding the...

Uh, I feel for ya, almost literally regarding the berries.

Moving the saddle forward and stuff didn't really do much to help my hand discomfort. But my gloves don't have padding either. I'll be...
05-06-15, 10:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,268
Posted By BrockLee

Bontrager IsoZone Bar and Grips a Marketing Ploy?

Yes, in my opinion they are a marketing ploy. I say that only because that's the exact bar and grips that are stock on my Trek 7.3 FX and I notice no difference versus the traditional bar I used to...
05-06-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,027
Posted By BrockLee

HAS THIS FALLEN ON DEAF EARS OR WHAT. IS ANYONE...

HAS THIS FALLEN ON DEAF EARS OR WHAT. IS ANYONE LISTENING THAT MIGHT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THIS CHANGE OR MAYBE EVEN RESPOND TO THIS POST? Hello? (Crickets)
05-01-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 383,161
Posted By BrockLee

The crappy platform pedals on my 2015 7.3 FX are...

The crappy platform pedals on my 2015 7.3 FX are due to be upgraded. My feet slide all over those pedals.
05-01-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,857
Posted By BrockLee

You got me there. Somehow, I failed to see the...

You got me there. Somehow, I failed to see the real irony in my statement seeing as how I was driving a car at the time. :-)
04-27-15, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By BrockLee

Thanks. I'm familiar with this one. My wife and I...

Thanks. I'm familiar with this one. My wife and I did the entire trail from Deistelhorst Bridge to the top of Shasta Dam about 30 days ago. It was tough, but rewarding. The inclines seem to hit at...
04-26-15, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By BrockLee

Performance Bike's BIG 1 off Sale?

GT Karakoram Expert 29er Mountain Bike - 2015 (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1164398_-1___000000)

Maybe this post should go in the Humor & Jokes section. I can't believe...
04-24-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,824
Posted By BrockLee

Oh forget it. Now I'm discouraged again. It costs...

Oh forget it. Now I'm discouraged again. It costs and arm and a leg. There's one on eBay...
04-24-15, 01:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,824
Posted By BrockLee

I think I stumbled upon a bar that I like equally...

I think I stumbled upon a bar that I like equally as much as the Bontrager Satellite blah blah blah bar. Check out the Controltech HyCross (http://www.controltechbikes.com). Now I just gotta figure...
04-22-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 383,161
Posted By BrockLee

Bought the 7.3 FX...

Bought the 7.3 FX (http://nurnbergfam.smugmug.com/photos/i-Rxws88w/0/L/i-Rxws88w-L.jpg) last month in matte black. So far the only mods are red cabling instead of black, and red bottle cages. With...
04-22-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,632
Posted By BrockLee

Oh, also, I see many, many mountain bikes being...

Oh, also, I see many, many mountain bikes being ridden on paved surfaces. And they are largely inefficient on pavement. A hybrid WAY outperforms a mountain bike on a paved surface. So, it makes sense...
04-22-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,632
Posted By BrockLee

I think they may say things like that because...

I think they may say things like that because they don't understand that a hybrid is dual-function; A hybrid is good for road use, but not as adept as a road bike. A hybrid is good for trail use, but...
04-22-15, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,564
Posted By BrockLee

True. But I don't like the way the Jones Cut H...

True. But I don't like the way the Jones Cut H looks. Too much of a bend in it. Personal taste, I guess.
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