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Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15,308
Views: 11,195,507
Posted By RidingMatthew

Salsa Adventure by Bike

My Journeyman after cleaning it up after some gravel riding! i am not sure if posted this picture but I really like this bike.
Upgraded the brake calipers to Hy/Rd and I want to upgrade the drive to...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Rode to work this morning after cleaning the...

Rode to work this morning after cleaning the drivetrain and still felt slow but I think the wind was working against me. warm enough for bibs, jersey and long sleeve jersey. Supposedly cooler weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By RidingMatthew

Left over from my commuter bike tires. used to...

Left over from my commuter bike tires. used to roll the gatorskins on the commuter bike. got rid of the bike and now have 650b x 47 byways on my commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By RidingMatthew

shimano R10 I believe they are

shimano R10 I believe they are
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By RidingMatthew

2016 rim brake probably gatorskins. i guess i...

2016 rim brake probably gatorskins.
i guess i could just experiment with it but wasn't sure if anyone had tried it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By RidingMatthew

28 mm on a Cervelo R2

Any one put 28 mm tires on their Cervelo R2? will they fit?
03-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By RidingMatthew

I use some sort of sport wash detergent in cold...

I use some sort of sport wash detergent in cold water on hand wash cycle. I hang to dry.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

warmer today almost over dressed i think i could...

warmer today almost over dressed i think i could have worn less especially since it will close to 80F on the way home.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Didn't ride today because we had a lot of rain...

Didn't ride today because we had a lot of rain last night and I was concerned it would still be raining on the way in.

Still cloudy but hope to ride tomorrow.
03-24-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,505
Posted By RidingMatthew

Steely Dan sorry to hear that.

Steely Dan sorry to hear that.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

It is considered essential. Finance sector.

It is considered essential. Finance sector.
03-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,505
Posted By RidingMatthew

still going to work.

I rode to work all 5 days last week. I loved it and it was great to burn off my stress since a coworker was out because she was stressed out. I got 149 miles and some sanity back after covering 2...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

5 day commuting week

with most of my personal afterwork commitments cancelled yet still working since I am a "critical" line of work apparently. Well at least this moment we are. It will be interesting to see what next...
03-05-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By RidingMatthew

I think Mr Bill might be right but I have used a...

I think Mr Bill might be right but I have used a frame rack with straps holding the wheels in. I want to upgrade but I have a bike with fenders and it definitely limits some options.
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15,308
Views: 11,195,507
Posted By RidingMatthew

Sirrus Rider your tires look slightly flat in...

Sirrus Rider your tires look slightly flat in that picture. :foo:
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Rode this morning 45F or so and cloudy today....

Rode this morning 45F or so and cloudy today. Calling for rain this afternoon... we shall see
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

mgw4jc That is a good goal. I did not...

mgw4jc That is a good goal.


I did not ride but only 8.99 miles in February. The gym times a couple days a week was not enough. I am sore in my back today. But...

I RODE!

I have missed it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,088
Posted By RidingMatthew

didnt read the whole thread but...

i rode a cyclocross bike set up for commuting. fenders and a rack. I never raced it. I rode a gravel rail trail with 33mm cross tires on it. I have since ridden the same trail on my Salsa Journeyman....
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By RidingMatthew

Bikewolf how old is the jacket? how dirty is the...

Bikewolf how old is the jacket? how dirty is the jacket? I don't wash my rain coats often. Maybe once or twice in the years i have owned them. I don't think the DWR i used added much to my coat but...
02-21-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By RidingMatthew

I am intrigued with them for being light and roll...

I am intrigued with them for being light and roll up small in my commuting stuff but I have not bought them because the are so expensive.
02-21-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,446
Posted By RidingMatthew

My coldest ride has been 13F. I have ridden in...

My coldest ride has been 13F. I have ridden in 37-39F and light rain with no problem as well. I have found that over 7 miles is when things like shoe covers wet through. ( i have showers pass socks...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

I had a meeting this morning at 6am so i had to...

I had a meeting this morning at 6am so i had to drive again. Schools are closing early here... nothing is falling.... yet.
Forum: Commuting
02-20-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

This month has been a wash. I broke the chain and...

This month has been a wash. I broke the chain and with the repair stalled due to the lack of GRX components availability I went with the same that was on it. Sora. sigh!


I have not be able to...
Forum: Commuting
02-16-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Finally got the bike back from the shop. I was...

Finally got the bike back from the shop. I was not able to upgrade to 10 speed due to GRX taking 8 weeks to arrive (backordered everywhere) I had them put the 9 speed sora deraileur, new chain, tire,...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Bike has been in the shop for a week. :eek: I...

Bike has been in the shop for a week. :eek: I thought I could upgrade to 10 speed GRX but they are backordered for 8 weeks. I thought about putting 10 speed deore on it but bike shop said that would...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

wouldn't that button always be on ? or turned up...

wouldn't that button always be on ? or turned up to 100? haha
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By RidingMatthew

i used to have a bicycling times subscription but...

i used to have a bicycling times subscription but it folded they gave me Dirt Rag to continue. I canceled the subscription after their smart alec response to the new editor's response to a letter to...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By RidingMatthew

BassistBiker I have commuted on a Salsa...

BassistBiker I have commuted on a Salsa Journeyman 650b since august of last year. I immediately replaced the tires with WTB Byways and they have been great for commuting and gravel rides. I did...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks Tundra_Man i guess yeah i will have...

Thanks Tundra_Man i guess

yeah i will have to look for that thread or post the link if madpogue have it handy. I know it will be tire, some spokes, not sure about the rim. And the derailleur is...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

i did not fall down. i was a bit disappointed in...

i did not fall down. i was a bit disappointed in the police training that was going on. they heard the loud crash and tire going flat. when they came back from their run and I am still waiting to get...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

well this morning was a good commute until this...

well this morning was a good commute until this happened.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200203_073350032_971fbfb62187ee0db668746ff00c9d5fa61ea0e2.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 701,930
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks for the honest answer. Appreciate it.

Thanks for the honest answer. Appreciate it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 701,930
Posted By RidingMatthew

would these be an upgrade from Shimano RS 10 or...

would these be an upgrade from Shimano RS 10 or 11? (cant remember the number, 2016 Cervelo)
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

I think every ride last week was below freezing...

I think every ride last week was below freezing the morning rides were well below freezing and the evening rides were right under.

Yesterday it rained throughout the day but not in the morning on...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode home with a jacket and shorts in the high...

I rode home with a jacket and shorts in the high 40's F yesterday. Warmer on the way in vs home. It was below freezing today on the way and apparently will be below average temps for the next week.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,000
Posted By RidingMatthew

Ha thanks it rained and rained and rained....

Ha

thanks it rained and rained and rained. it has rained on the way in today and will rain on the way home. :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,000
Posted By RidingMatthew

this is so true. I drove most of last week due to...

this is so true. I drove most of last week due to family commitments but by Thursday i missed commuting by bike something fierce. I was really looking forward to it this week but this week has 3 days...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

mgw4jc that is sad to hear about. I bailed...

mgw4jc that is sad to hear about.

I bailed on commuting today because there was a thunderstorm as I woke this morning. I looked at weather apps and % for rain was too high to take the chance. Very...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

I know I just mean that if the weather is good I...

I know I just mean that if the weather is good I will ride and if the weather is not so good I wont beat myself up about it. I think I could have made it if I rode maybe two more weeks plus a little...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,134
Posted By RidingMatthew

i found a wallet on the side of the road and...

i found a wallet on the side of the road and carried it to the parking where Police are sometimes sitting and handed it to them.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 8,738
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks for asking. I commuted Monday and Tuesday...

Thanks for asking. I commuted Monday and Tuesday riding extra to finish the year strong. I felt pretty motivated last week and rode a Polar Bear ride on January 1st too. I got 41 miles for the day....
Forum: Commuting
01-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By RidingMatthew

i agree keep the glasses off your head if you...

i agree keep the glasses off your head if you stop. Sometimes it is awkward but when you start moving again they clear pretty quick. I find single lenses stay clearer than lenses with prescription...
01-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,138
Posted By RidingMatthew

i used to use wunderground and loved it. I did...

i used to use wunderground and loved it. I did not know it was bought by IBM. Sometime i switched from iOS to Android and downloaded the app. when i try to check the weather before commuting in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,444
Posted By RidingMatthew

sorry to hear that and I hope you find something...

sorry to hear that and I hope you find something new and something that you can commute too!


i have driven the entire week. :( it has been rainy and cold. PLUS i have had a cold felt terrible....
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,444
Posted By RidingMatthew

congrats on making the big 5000 mile mark. I am...

congrats on making the big 5000 mile mark. I am trying to this year as well. I rode 18.5 this morning and my wife is coming to pick me up because we have somewhere to be tonight. I almost got enough...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,444
Posted By RidingMatthew

A windy couple of days. to work yesterday was...

A windy couple of days. to work yesterday was tough avg speed was 13.8. normally 14.5-15 something. Ride home averaged 15mph but I was going with the wind for most of it. I saw 26F this morning

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19,238
Views: 3,995,258
Posted By RidingMatthew

I am returning my Giro Timberwolf helmet I bought...

I am returning my Giro Timberwolf helmet I bought for winter commuting because the straps are too short to comfortably buckle under my chin. Plus i am not sure about the ear covers...
Buying a Bell...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 69,444
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode down my street to the south then turned...

I rode down my street to the south then turned into the wind and fought the strong wind all the way to work. Currently 44 but feels like 38 with the 14MPH winds from the northwest. i hope it speeds...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,134
Posted By RidingMatthew

i doubt that with your riding in the cold and...

i doubt that with your riding in the cold and headwinds you ride in. And if not that also because you ride when it is super cold and less than pleasant haha .
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 148,134
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is another possibility. I was just thinking...

that is another possibility. I was just thinking since Tundra_Man rides on a tundra it might be covered with snow, ice, etc. It was a weak joke.
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