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Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

rode home after a nice sized storm moved through...

rode home after a nice sized storm moved through the area Tuesday pm. It was dry all the way home and only 73F which was nice because before the storm it was 96F+

rode in this morning but might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18,713
Views: 3,725,899
Posted By RidingMatthew

bought a RAVx side pull water bottle holder for...

bought a RAVx side pull water bottle holder for my son after our long ride a weekend or so ago he needs one that he can maneuver himself. plus it was RED and less than $4.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,294
Posted By RidingMatthew

i was thinking the same. i would love to see some...

i was thinking the same. i would love to see some humidity in the 40-50's. I think that my sweat doesn't evaporate because the air is 80+ % humidity already.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,081
Posted By RidingMatthew

i use Cygolite as well. I have a Expilion 850 and...

i use Cygolite as well. I have a Expilion 850 and metro 550.. I also run an Orphos Pro front light in the fall- winter
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,294
Posted By RidingMatthew

i use a Halo and sometimes carry a bandanna to...

i use a Halo and sometimes carry a bandanna to wipe my eyes and behind my glasses. When i stop i make a point to take my helmet off and hope that the halo evaporates the water first.
08-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have used Road ID for years. free used to use...

I have used Road ID for years. free used to use the iOS but am now on Android... works on both.

I tried to use the find my friends but I like the Road ID because it shows the route I am riding. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

well it is getting to be darker in the mornings...

well it is getting to be darker in the mornings than it used to be.. it seems earlier this year but maybe I am just forgetting how the time changes.

mid 60s on the way in fairly humid but pleasant...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By RidingMatthew

In my opinion

I feel the same way sometimes. I have noticed that when I commute 4-5 days a week and then go out for the LBS ride I am tired. I think it is because I am riding all week and my body gets tired. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 111,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

wow Yikes!

wow Yikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 624,991
Posted By RidingMatthew

i am pleased with my Performance bike G2 bike...

i am pleased with my Performance bike G2 bike stand !
08-07-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice...

CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice perspective!
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

It felt really good this morning and even on the...

It felt really good this morning and even on the way home. I saw one jerk driving today but I did not let it bother me because it was almost pleasant out. I also had not ridden in three days and legs...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 111,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

i found a turtle and snake on the way home today....

i found a turtle and snake on the way home today. Almost rolled right over the snake! :innocent:
07-30-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks man! That is legit for most people. ...

Thanks man! That is legit for most people.

Thanks noglider I will do so tomorrow evening.
07-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

Epic ride Saturday NEW RIVER TRAIL STATE PARK

Rode 34.9 miles with my 9 year old son for Ice cream. I miscalculated how far it was but he made it the whole way. New River Trail state park in VA.
...
07-26-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

what tires you have on that bike? they work well...

what tires you have on that bike? they work well for the GAP? why the massive ride? out and back props to you my friend
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Cooler temps this morning too! 58F is the...

Cooler temps this morning too!
58F is the lowest i saw on the Garmin. i did not wear a vest it was sorta chilly but I survived :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18,713
Views: 3,725,899
Posted By RidingMatthew

a Zefal clamp on mirror to use while riding with...

a Zefal clamp on mirror to use while riding with my son... so i don't have to use my mirror on my glasses.

he said "i don't know why you need a mirror i am usually in front of you"


may have...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

I drove yesterday because if the rain storms...

I drove yesterday because if the rain storms yesterday. I am not sure when it started but the rain gauge at home show 3" of rain. Supposedly was a lot Monday night and all day Tuesday.

this...
07-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have a picture almost exactly like that. i...

i have a picture almost exactly like that.

i need to get back up there with my Salsa Journeyman. that trail made me want a fatter tire bike than the 700x30mm cyclocross tires.
07-18-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,494
Posted By RidingMatthew

i would agree but she doesn't. She doesn't like...

i would agree but she doesn't. She doesn't like smooth legs. which is a bummer.
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

humidity is back. I was absolutely dripping when...

humidity is back. I was absolutely dripping when i got home yesterday 95F and stifling humidity.
07-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,245
Posted By RidingMatthew

I think the most I did for charity group rides...

I think the most I did for charity group rides was in 2009. I have hit a few local bike shop rides over the years. After commuting all week the shop ride is hard to ask the family to allow me to go...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Last night I rode down Liberty street and used...

Last night I rode down Liberty street and used the recently completed bridge to ride over the reworking interstate through town. It has been closed for few months. It really speeds up the ride home....
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

#jealous...

#jealous (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=jealous) of the temps and camping vs working and the heat.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

looks pretty close to my forecast. maybe a touch...

looks pretty close to my forecast. maybe a touch warmer for you. pdlamb i was thinking the same thing
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

are you serious? :foo:

are you serious?

:foo:
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today was a pleasant ride in it must have been...

Today was a pleasant ride in it must have been the cooler temps and lower dew point aka it did not feel like a sauna. I got sweaty but my halo headband actually had a chance at evaporating sweat this...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,979,666
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have seen one of those boards as well. I...

i have seen one of those boards as well. I thought it would be tempting to have the days i drive to ride from where i park to work. It would make the walk a touch quicker :)
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,753
Posted By RidingMatthew

i am not sure how you stop one of those things...

i am not sure how you stop one of those things quickly. #soIwillpass (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=soIwillpass)
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,764
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have commuted year round for about 7 years I...

i have commuted year round for about 7 years I guess now. I have 11 miles one way (straightest shot) So I am careful with the weather but have ridden as low as 13F and HOT and humid.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Finally got around to syncing my rides and was...

Finally got around to syncing my rides and was not sure about my total mileage for the week. If you go Sunday through Thursday I had 120 miles. If you count Monday through Thursday, I had 97 miles. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today on the way in it was about 70 degrees and...

Today on the way in it was about 70 degrees and the humidity was 91+% . I had to stop to get a bandanna out to wipe my face. I felt like i was melting... there was ZERO evaporation going on.
07-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,719
Posted By RidingMatthew

i had a receiver mount for carrying bikes on my...

i had a receiver mount for carrying bikes on my Honda Civic for 4 days before it was totaled in a car accident. I want to add one to CRV that replaced it. I had one installed on my older Mazda6 Wagon...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

It is cloudy today and the weather algorithms are...

It is cloudy today and the weather algorithms are probably wrong. it might be more humid in NC too
07-09-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have had two cheap cases from amazon on two...

I have had two cheap cases from amazon on two different iPhones. They have worked well. I have tech armor glass on the second and it in pristine condition. For riding, I either put the phone in a top...
07-09-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,494
Posted By RidingMatthew

might depend on the strength of the leg. I am not...

might depend on the strength of the leg. I am not sure if it makes much difference other than you looking very weird with one shaved leg and one not.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is normal around here 30 temp swings. I am...

that is normal around here 30 temp swings. I am thakful that today's high is 83 vs whatever yesterday was... seemed like less traffic this morning vs yesterday...
07-09-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 152,190
Posted By RidingMatthew

what kind of bag is that on the front?

what kind of bag is that on the front?
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Test rode the commute with a friend from church...

Test rode the commute with a friend from church Sunday. She wanted to ride Sunday to see the route etc.25miles for me before noon. WOW it was hot out there. But my Strava week ended up being 135...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18,713
Views: 3,725,899
Posted By RidingMatthew

i think this thread is broken and too long or...

i think this thread is broken and too long or something can't read past page 740.

i bought a new cable for rear derailleur and front brake caliper TRP Hy/ rd. much better braking on the commuter....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,149
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is brilliant... if i had a roof rack. I...

that is brilliant... if i had a roof rack.

I have a hitch mount and it works for me. Hitch mount only makes me nervous when in stop and go traffic.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,972
Posted By RidingMatthew

i would recommend a bike with fenders. My...

i would recommend a bike with fenders. My commuting bike has them and they are great. One time a friend and I were riding a rail trail together we got caught in a storm. The trail became a river of...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

TLC = Tender loving care TRP is the brand...

TLC = Tender loving care

TRP is the brand and hy/ rd is the caliper model (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/trp-hy-rd-caliper/rp-prod150518)

BB= bottom bracket and Shimano GRX is...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,293
Posted By RidingMatthew

robertorolfo that is pretty crazy. I hope that...

robertorolfo that is pretty crazy. I hope that technology helps them identify the perpetrator! Glad yours are safe.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drove again today... yesterday i dropped of the...

Drove again today... yesterday i dropped of the commuter for some TLC. rear cable to derailleur; advise if new cassette is warranted, brought one in that I had bought, it might have been the cable...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,389
Views: 38,857
Posted By RidingMatthew

i broke my rear derailleur cable on the way in...

i broke my rear derailleur cable on the way in Friday. I had my wife pick me up because it broke about half way in and it was pretty tough riding in 2 gears to work. I had a charity ride Saturday and...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,108
Views: 111,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

hope you had fenders on that bike! :innocent:

hope you had fenders on that bike! :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,293
Posted By RidingMatthew

I was not trying to smart Alec just figured I...

I was not trying to smart Alec just figured I would ask Tom based on his posting about riding this bike today and a different tomorrow.


I know but also just have a picture in my mind based on tv...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 17,293
Posted By RidingMatthew

Sorry about that robertorolfo what do you do? 🥴

Sorry about that robertorolfo what do you do? 🥴
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