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Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By AusTexMurf

Basically low grade trail on old rail line...

Basically low grade trail on old rail line through the Allegheny mountains of Pa and Md. Easy, beautiful riding with tons of scenic and historic stops along the way. I would suggest home basing in...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By AusTexMurf

Ohio has an amazing bike path network which is...

Ohio has an amazing bike path network which is nicely paved for the most part. You can basically ride on dedicated bike paths from Cincinatti to Cleveland.
My favorite area is Columbus and...
Forum: Touring
07-26-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By AusTexMurf

Basically low grade trail on old rail line...

Basically low grade trail on old rail line through the Allegheny mountains of Pa and Md. Easy, beautiful riding with tons of scenic and historic stops along the way. I would suggest home basing in...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By AusTexMurf

+1 on the Osprey Daylite Plus. With me right now....

+1 on the Osprey Daylite Plus. With me right now. Perfect size and weight for a daypack. My previous pack was a Vaude ultralight model. This one was even smaller and lighter, made for ultralight...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,565
Posted By AusTexMurf

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/202x700/travel_contact_ct_p_01_387b65a3afb695adfedfde524a832991adc0782a.pngI like the Continental Travel Contacts and their 26X1.75 rides like a...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,196
Posted By AusTexMurf

I have three sons. They eat a lot of pizza. Lucky...

I have three sons. They eat a lot of pizza. Lucky for us, we have a great local pizzeria about 1.5 miles from home. Easy distance for bike pickup.
Although I can carry pizzas on just about any of my...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,035
Posted By AusTexMurf

Mine varies. Sometimes able to work remotely from...

Mine varies. Sometimes able to work remotely from my home office. Actual bike commute can be anywhere from 2 - 30 miles one way, depending where I need to go. Covered as many as about 75 miles in a...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,258
Posted By AusTexMurf

This... I use two 27oz Klean Kanteen...

This...

I use two 27oz Klean Kanteen stainless water bottles.
For years....both of mine are more than 5 years old.
I cover them in stickers and add to them when they are beat up and I think...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,065
Posted By AusTexMurf

Agreed. If I am sweating regularly and staying...

Agreed. If I am sweating regularly and staying hydrated, I smell not so bad. Spend too much time indoors, not eating and drinking properly, or office type stress sweat, then big stink.

Guessing...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

I realized I was mistaken when I said a tarp...

I realized I was mistaken when I said a tarp roof.....think it used to be.
After looking at a few more photos, clearly these courts now have a metal roof and so yes, rain or shine.
This photo was...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

Basketball Bikes ??? ...

Basketball Bikes ???
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/bikebasketball_a23720f0c33e903609523a355aaef69665c78253.jpg


My kids play basketball on rollerblades at this...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

It is a tarp covered basketball court at Metz...

It is a tarp covered basketball court at Metz Park in Austin. There is another court nearby, at same park, where we have bike polo practice and matches. Then again, we also have kayak polo and...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,310
Posted By AusTexMurf

My 2004 Bianchi Volpe is my favorite longer...

My 2004 Bianchi Volpe is my favorite longer distance, faster commuter bike. I have different job sites that I ride to as very much as possible.
I usually end up riding the Volpe or my 1991...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

Ms. Minnie on ATX Social Ride

Here is a photo of my friend, David and his dog, Minnie. Photo taken last night on the 10th Anniversary ATX Thursday Night Social Ride and posted with his permission.
She is a 13 year old rat...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,515
Posted By AusTexMurf

Blackburn Local Basket...

Blackburn Local Basket (https://www.blackburndesign.com/en/local-basket-front-or-rear-rack/p/7079140)

This one looks interesting to me. I don't have the basket model but do have 2 of the local...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,811
Posted By AusTexMurf

This was filmed in Austin, Tx. Plenty of...

This was filmed in Austin, Tx. Plenty of scooters, here.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,014
Posted By AusTexMurf

Interesting tire but no personal experience with...

Interesting tire but no personal experience with them. Also, 700X38 may be a hair too wide. Great price, 66% off.

Vittoria Revolution 700X38 PlanetX...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,259
Posted By AusTexMurf

Hmmm...Don't think I would want to carry this on...

Hmmm...Don't think I would want to carry this on my back.
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Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,939
Posted By AusTexMurf

Might try rubbing around the entire rim with a...

Might try rubbing around the entire rim with a cotton ball. Anything sharp and pokey will snag the cotton fiber. This also works when looking for a small sharpie stuck in the tire. Trick I learned a...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,498
Posted By AusTexMurf

Blackburn Local Basket...

Blackburn Local Basket (https://www.blackburndesign.com/en/local-basket-front-or-rear-rack/p/7079140)

Costs less, aluminum, very versatile mounting to lower or mid point brazeons, fork crown, or...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

My thought is to train the pup while young to...

My thought is to train the pup while young to just sit and stay there. Even if clipped in and dog jumps out, just dragging along.
Thinking train early to stay in when told is best way forward. Your...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,883
Posted By AusTexMurf

Folks I know that have them really like the Soma...

Folks I know that have them really like the Soma Smoothie. All City Mr. Pink or Macho Man are nice frames.
Since you mentioned mounts, makes me think of the Surly Midnight Special. Road geometry w/...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,871
Posted By AusTexMurf

Vittoria Voyager Hyper listed on PlanetX again @...

Vittoria Voyager Hyper listed on PlanetX again @ 64% off, about $20 US each after shipping four as I just did last week. Love the Hypers, esp at that price.
Brown, folding, reflective in 35's only....
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,796
Posted By AusTexMurf

When loading older sport touring bikes, I like...

When loading older sport touring bikes, I like carrying as much weight up front as feasible. Cuts down on frame flexing. Also, your rear rack shown may not be stable under heavy load (side to side...
Forum: Touring
06-01-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By AusTexMurf

I rode a pedicab in ATX for more than a decade....

I rode a pedicab in ATX for more than a decade. During special events, I was sometimes in the saddle working for 12-16 hours and commuted back and forth by bicycle.
Brooks leather saddle, high tech...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,602
Posted By AusTexMurf

My friends w/ small dogs that take them on bike...

My friends w/ small dogs that take them on bike use front baskets. You can keep your eye on your pup while young and interact with your dog while riding. Racktime products are well designed and good...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By AusTexMurf

Well, OP said he was 50+, new to commuting, and...

Well, OP said he was 50+, new to commuting, and wanted to avoid busy roads.
Four Mile Run and W&OD are nice separate facility bike/multi paths.
However, he could ride due north towards Pentagon...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,167
Posted By AusTexMurf

I have ridden on both four mile run and W&OD when...

I have ridden on both four mile run and W&OD when in DC/Arlington area. DC area is fortunate to have many mostly connecting bike paths.

Link to possible route below :

Via Four Mile and W&OD...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By AusTexMurf

I paid close to $2500 shipped for my triple...

I paid close to $2500 shipped for my triple Family Traveller Bike Friday about 4 years ago.
It was a custom build and less than half the price of a new one.
It has served us well and I expect to be...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,522
Posted By AusTexMurf

All priced the same. Modern Bike in Des Moines,...

All priced the same. Modern Bike in Des Moines, IA has been around a while. Thinking TheBikeShop.com may be Niagra Cycles restructured. Amazon option is Uptown Bicycle Shop in San Diego.

Modern...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,277
Posted By AusTexMurf

Blackburn Local Deluxe RackFROM $44.99Born from...

Blackburn Local Deluxe RackFROM $44.99Born from the versatility of our Fat Bike Rack, the Local Deluxe Rack is a scaled down version to fit standard width tires. It ships...
Forum: Touring
05-29-19, 03:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,522
Posted By AusTexMurf

We have both the Shimano A530 and two sets of the...

We have both the Shimano A530 and two sets of the M324. I have a strong preference for the dual platform w/ SPD pedals. Wear SPD mtn shoes w/ some flexibility for walking and carry a pair of...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,099
Posted By AusTexMurf

Most known mileage out of a tire for me is 9000+...

Most known mileage out of a tire for me is 9000+ miles on a 2006-07 Continental Contact Safety (early kevlar, I believe) 26X1.75.
Rolled it on two different commuter bikes both w/ computers to...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,939
Posted By AusTexMurf

Personally, I have had one flat in the past 2.5...

Personally, I have had one flat in the past 2.5 years.
On a Schwalbe Hurricane 26 inch tire on my 91 Bridgestone MB this week.
I prefer fast rolling tires, as light as feasible.
The Hurricane is a...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,740
Posted By AusTexMurf

Rolling the Vittoria Hypers 32's on my Bianchi...

Rolling the Vittoria Hypers 32's on my Bianchi Volpe.
Love these tires. Light, fast, smooth, enough flat protection for me.
Just ordered 4 more folding Vittoria Voyager Hypers from PlanetX. $80...
Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 74,834
Posted By AusTexMurf

My 15 year old son rides a Specialized that looks...

My 15 year old son rides a Specialized that looks to be the same year, model, and paint as yours. He loves this bike although he may outgrow the 18" frame eventually....
Forum: Touring
05-11-19, 02:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By AusTexMurf

The switchbacks get you up to the train depot and...

The switchbacks get you up to the train depot and Trail Inn from the GAP. There are bike racks available near the top of the switchbacks and by the train roundabout if you want to lock up and walk...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,232
Posted By AusTexMurf

I have been using the JBL Clip...

I have been using the JBL Clip (https://www.jbl.com/bluetooth-speakers/JBL+CLIP+3.html?cgid=bluetooth-speakers&dwvar_JBL%20CLIP%203_color=Midnight%20Black-USA-Current#start=1) speaker on my bikes for...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By AusTexMurf

LOL. Missed ya. Anyone on the forum passing...

LOL. Missed ya.
Anyone on the forum passing through Frostburg can private msg me and coordinate to camp in our big yard near the trail if desired. Friendly neighbors usually have food, beer, water,...
Forum: Touring
05-08-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,511
Posted By AusTexMurf

I do believe I recognize that pizza and the table...

I do believe I recognize that pizza and the table it's on....
Fatboy's, I believe.
Great buffet w/salad options for hungry travelling folks.
Our house is the first one on the road to the left...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,397
Posted By AusTexMurf

Me + wife + 4 kids, all with multiple bikes....

Me + wife + 4 kids, all with multiple bikes. Maintenance all year.
However, this spring...

92 Bridgestone MB3 got new Continental Traffic tires, new Kool Stop dual compound brake pads for canti's...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AusTexMurf

Stuart, The Tubus clamps work great. I use them...

Stuart,
The Tubus clamps work great. I use them on an 80's vintage road bike and have for a long time.
Both of your mountain bikes are titanium, correct ? Cool that you live near your builders and...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AusTexMurf

Agreed.... I have many different bikes and...

Agreed....

I have many different bikes and commute on any of them. I prefer the variety and the quiet green spaces provided by trails when available in the areas I am riding. I use our creeks,...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,661
Posted By AusTexMurf

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bridgestonemb3_5eaab880994e156f12ce8ae94af55dce8495bf7c.jpeg...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,619
Posted By AusTexMurf

Not sure on the exact measurements of your...

Not sure on the exact measurements of your tablet, however :

Axiom Seymour Oceanweave Trunk EXP15+...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,619
Posted By AusTexMurf

Vaude Trunk Bag on front and one ortlieb rear

Edited to add : I have the medium Vaude Silk Road, usually on the front rack of this bike.
This bike can carry up to 4 panniers and 2 trunk bags, or more likely, front trunk, panniers, and tent,...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,619
Posted By AusTexMurf

A friend of mine has the Axiom Seymour OceanWeave...

A friend of mine has the Axiom Seymour OceanWeave (possibly/marketed as made from recycled fishing nets/ocean debris). Really cool because it doubles as an insulated cooler for lunch or beverages ! ...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,619
Posted By AusTexMurf

I have many different panniers, most ortlieb....

I have many different panniers, most ortlieb. Great for touring, grocery shopping, hauling lots of stuff. Very well designed and last a long time.

That being said, we also have 4 Vaude Silk Road...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By AusTexMurf

My thought is to just stay exposed to the...

My thought is to just stay exposed to the seasonal pollens and allergens in my area. Hopefully, I become conditioned to the naturally occurring air borne irritants around me and will have a reduced...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,984,310
Posted By AusTexMurf

Ď92 Bridgestone MB-3

Recently installed front rack and new dual compound kool...
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