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Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 379
Posted By BobbyG

The fact that bike commuting is good for the...

The fact that bike commuting is good for the environment certainly contributes to the overall smugness factor of year-round bike commuting, but I really don't care...unless some environmentalist...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By BobbyG

cyccommute I spent a couple of hours this...

cyccommute I spent a couple of hours this morning examining the bike and swapping wheel sets and everything seems to be working now.

The first thing I did, per your suggestion was reverse the...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By BobbyG

Hey, I resemble that remark...(as the old joke...

Hey, I resemble that remark...(as the old joke goes.)
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

Sounds like a serreptitious vaping/smoking device.

Sounds like a serreptitious vaping/smoking device.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

I also carry an extra layer for emergencies. ...

I also carry an extra layer for emergencies.

But it sounds like you commute in the clothes you will wear at the office. Is that what the situation is?

Are you able to keep sweaters and jackets...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By BobbyG

Excellent advice on the rear wheel dish...

Excellent advice on the rear wheel dish cyccommute ...thanks! I will try that. Then I will get another wheel set for zombie-proof tires...can't be too prepared these days.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By BobbyG

I hadn't thought about the wear and tear on the...

I hadn't thought about the wear and tear on the beads.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years since...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years since moving to Colorado and I haven't experienced the problem you described. Once I warm up I'm warm for 15 minutes or more after stopping. Stoplights,...
09-11-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By BobbyG

I commute year round in toe clips and straps and...

I commute year round in toe clips and straps and firm-soled sneakers. I usually get inexpensive synthetic shoes so the rain doesn't hurt them. In the winter I have sneakers with LED lights in the...
09-11-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 877
Posted By BobbyG

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09-10-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,033
Posted By BobbyG

Today's noodle eaters are so spoiled. Eddy Merckx...

Today's noodle eaters are so spoiled. Eddy Merckx ate ramen raw out of the pack while smoking.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By BobbyG

Quick Change Weather, Quick Change Tires...

It was in the upper 90s (F) last weekend in Colorado Springs including Labor Day (Monday). It snowed Tuesday night, and this morning (Sept 9th) I woke to 30F and a couple of inches on the lawns and...
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By BobbyG

You're getting old when you think someone is 20,...

You're getting old when you think someone is 20, but they're actually 40. And since when did they let 12 year olds grow beards?
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,407
Posted By BobbyG

In to work is downhill over 9 mile. I usually...

In to work is downhill over 9 mile. I usually take it moderately easy and average 12-14mph depending on the bike, wind and weather (9-10mph avg in snow).
Going home it is mostly uphill so 11-13mph...
09-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By BobbyG

My feeling is that if you are in a situation that...

My feeling is that if you are in a situation that makes you think about wearing a mask...do it. I've been wearing a neck buff, and when I get to an intersection with people or situation where I...
09-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,019
Posted By BobbyG

zeeway You gotta find what works for you and go...

zeeway You gotta find what works for you and go with it Last year at 57, I converted my straight bar bike to drops after a dozen years of hand issues. My other two bikes are already drop bar bikes....
09-04-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By BobbyG

Uni.. Motor...

Uni..
Motor...
09-04-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By BobbyG

I googled but didn't find a pronounciation for...

I googled but didn't find a pronounciation for "ETRTO", or do people just say "edie-ardeeyo".
09-01-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By BobbyG

My head says, "Intereting..." My heart says,...

My head says, "Intereting..."
My heart says, "Go, Pameelamb , go!"
My 58 year old knees say, "Fixed gear?...not on your life!"

I always say, if you're going to go kicking and screaming, may as...
08-31-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,953
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and commute on 3 bikes, light, medium and...

I'm 58 and commute on 3 bikes, light, medium and heavy, lime LHT heavy. The heavy bike has lower gears than the others, so up-hills are not any more difficult than the other two bikes...just...
08-31-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 872
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know where you are, but if there is a...

I don't know where you are, but if there is a bike co-op near you, or a bike store that sells reconditioned bikes, those worlds be good places to look.
08-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 734
Posted By BobbyG

NoWhammies I am 58 years old, and I have been...

NoWhammies I am 58 years old, and I have been bike commuting seriously for 28 years. Every year it seems I become more cautious and proactive. I also drive more cautiously, too.
08-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By BobbyG

Bike Shops Are Busy, So I'm Wrenching More...

My trusted Local Bike Shops' service departments are busy and back-logged so I'm doing a more wrenching than I used to.

Back in my 20s and 30s I did a lot of my own maintenance and repair...
08-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By BobbyG

I have experimented with a series of gloves, some...

I have experimented with a series of gloves, some warmer than others and have had a pair since 2016 that I am very, very happy with.

But first, I wanted to share that I have tried neoprene and...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By BobbyG

Car Door...It Should Have Come As No Surprise...

I was surprised by a car door on last night's ride home. But it should have come as no surprise. Upon replay of the ride video you can see the white BMW pulling up to the curb and stopping with its...
08-28-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,251
Posted By BobbyG

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By BobbyG

A gift certificate from a local bike shop?

A gift certificate from a local bike shop?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 866
Posted By BobbyG

The facts are irrelevant if the narrative can be...

The facts are irrelevant if the narrative can be controlled...that's what I learned from 2020.

But seriously, it seems like traffic is back to normal with maybe a few more isolated examples of bad...
08-27-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,498
Posted By BobbyG

March 8, 2032.

March 8, 2032.
08-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.wtb.com/products/slick I have...

https://www.wtb.com/products/slick

I have these on my 26" MTB and they are wonderful!

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1197943-exchanging-galoshes-track-shoes.html
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By BobbyG

Amazing! I've done 28 years, but not every day. ...

Amazing! I've done 28 years, but not every day. And over that time, my average commute days has fluctuated from all five days to as little none (that one horrible year), depending on circumstances...
08-25-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,036
Posted By BobbyG

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Welcome to bikeforums.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,385
Posted By BobbyG

58, 18 miles round trip, Sun, Rain, Snow up to 3...

58, 18 miles round trip, Sun, Rain, Snow up to 3 ", down to 5F.
08-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By BobbyG

That probably weighed as much as your bike. I...

That probably weighed as much as your bike.
I always wanted one of those. I had three old medium format folders. I also had a Graphlex 4x5 press camera. When extended, one could probably seek...
08-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By BobbyG

I can relate to this exactly. In the late 90s and...

I can relate to this exactly. In the late 90s and early 2000s I was totally into cameras. Digital was making older film cameras very affordable and also some amazing, beautiful lenses. Walmart was...
08-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,036
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A...

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A "New to You" pre-owned can create excitement, too. Even just a mod. Over the last 23 years I have modified my 1997 Nishiki Blazer mountain-bike and each...
08-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By BobbyG

...and then sometimes a branch fall on you! ...

...and then sometimes a branch fall on you!
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1127084-when-bough-breaks.html
08-20-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,644
Posted By BobbyG

In the winter below 32 I usually wear a belaclava...

In the winter below 32 I usually wear a belaclava with my face exposed, then around 20 I cover my mouth, and below 15 or so I cover my nose.

A couple of years ago I started riding with a neck...
08-19-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 551
Posted By BobbyG

G_I_B_B_O_N I'd like to ridicule you and say...

G_I_B_B_O_N I'd like to ridicule you and say that's moronic and dangerous...but I kinda did that myself in the same situation. I converted my old MTB to drop-bars last fall and did some very sketchy...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

I commute with backpack on my back rack and put...

I commute with backpack on my back rack and put a plastic kitchen trash bag over my backpack in the rain.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By BobbyG

These questions come up often and you can find...

These questions come up often and you can find the answers by the site search at the top or googling and adding site:bikeforums.net to the search terms to limit the results to this site.

But...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 06:21 AM
08-18-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By BobbyG

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08-18-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 650
Posted By BobbyG

wilson_smyth Welcome to bikeforums! I have been...

wilson_smyth Welcome to bikeforums! I have been commuting year round for 29 years, and recommitting to winter snow and ice for the last five. Your thinking seems to be correct about avoiding...
08-18-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By BobbyG

...I returned to this thread this morning and I...

...I returned to this thread this morning and I thought about 2nd to last turn before arriving at my office. There's a long right-hand turn lane, and when they re-striped the road three years ago...
08-17-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,217
Posted By BobbyG

To understand your hand signal, the driver must...

To understand your hand signal, the driver must first be paying attention. (lol)

I remember a discussion here a few years ago about signaling right hand turns with a crooked left arm vs. a...
08-16-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By BobbyG

Clever.

Clever.
08-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By BobbyG

My First Second Wheel Set...

I am so pshyched! I just returned from buying a second wheelset for my snow bike so I can swap tires more eaily (by swapping wheels).

I stopped by the co-op where I sourced most of the parts for...
08-15-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By BobbyG

UniChris is a pretty amazing unicyclist.

UniChris is a pretty amazing unicyclist.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By BobbyG

Holy cats things have gotten expensive! Still...

Holy cats things have gotten expensive! Still here's a pair of what I have for $84.

https://www.amazon.com/Nokian-153774-W106-Studded-Tire/dp/B0127ATEA2

I bought mine 5 years ago in the summer...
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