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Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By BobbyG

No, I don't check Google traffic for traffic when...

No, I don't check Google traffic for traffic when I bike. I was driving when Google alerted me to delays. I took old bike routes to avoid them.

I do use Google maps to plan bike routes to...
08-15-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobbyG

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to...

I'm late to the party, but I'd just like to mention I carry my office clothes with me to work every day in a backpack (no sport coat). I keep shoes at the office. I keep a light jacket and cap at...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By BobbyG

Driving Old Bike Routes Helped Me Avoid Jam...

I drove North a few miles to an after work meeting this afternoon. Google Maps showed an accident and traffic jam on the highway. Whenever that happens the two next alternate surface streets it...
08-11-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By BobbyG

Wow! glad you're okay! ...

Wow! glad you're okay!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QffEYYotXIk&list=RDqGp7OzTaoe4&index=1
08-11-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By BobbyG

Welcome and go, Go, GO!

Welcome and go, Go, GO!
08-11-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By BobbyG

I will also replace the cast iron rack that I...

I will also replace the cast iron rack that I kept from the 1987 bike with a new aluminum one.
08-10-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By BobbyG

Getting the "Drop" on a New Project...

I'm 57. I bought a new 1997 Nishiki Blazer when I was 35. I had been bike commuting for 5 years on a Schwinn Cruiser Supreme and had an old Schwinn drop-bar Continental as a project bike. I decided...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-19, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,545
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
08-09-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By BobbyG

As a few folks have pointed out, under-seat bags...

As a few folks have pointed out, under-seat bags are pretty popular. I have two larger ones on my older bikes and a smaller one on my newer bike. I think the under-seat bags would still allow some...
08-09-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,040
Posted By BobbyG

It may not be the most conventional approach, but...

It may not be the most conventional approach, but you obviously put a lot of thought into it, and the execution is nice. I like posts like this. It sparks ideas and inspires projects. Thanks for...
08-07-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By BobbyG

Something to look forward to...riding familiar...

Something to look forward to...riding familiar routes and passing locations where you remember fixing a flat.
08-03-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By BobbyG

True story. Before I learned to read, I...

True story.

Before I learned to read, I learned the song, "Puff, the Magic Dragon" by the singing trio Peter Paul & Mary. I mean, how could I not. It came out when I was one years old. It was on...
08-03-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,084
Posted By BobbyG

Although I grew up riding bikes, I did not fix a...

Although I grew up riding bikes, I did not fix a flat myself until I was 30...and that was in 1992, before internet videos et, al. And now, 27 years later I read your post and it all came back to...
08-03-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,216
Posted By BobbyG

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I...

sjanzeir When I find myself in your situation I sometimes just get out and WALK. I get some of the excercise, some of the endorphins, and all of the head-clearing of a ride. Walking alleviates the...
08-03-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,274
Posted By BobbyG

KittyBikes Don't despair! I commute most days ~9...

KittyBikes Don't despair! I commute most days ~9 miles each way in a very hilly city (Colorado Springs). After 17 years of near daily riding I had a non-biking injury that kept me off the bike for a...
08-02-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By BobbyG

And I thought things were weird here in Colorado.

And I thought things were weird here in Colorado.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,985
Posted By BobbyG

@Jim from Boston Thanks for the quote! I...

@Jim from Boston Thanks for the quote!

I want to add "horn" to the list. I've been riding with an Airzound Airhorn for 25 years and being able to call attention to one's self in traffic really...
08-02-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,818
Posted By BobbyG

Get a helmet cam. I rarely get harrassed, but...

Get a helmet cam. I rarely get harrassed, but when I do I point at my helmet cam and say, "You're on video!". This usually ends things. One time I added, "I have your license number."

But...
08-01-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,045
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse. Best wishes for speedy...

Glad it wasn't worse. Best wishes for speedy recovery.
07-31-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,197
Posted By BobbyG

Used bike shops Kenosha ...

Used bike shops Kenosha

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=used+bike+shop&find_loc=Kenosha%2C+WI
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 13,598
Posted By BobbyG

It's "gran fondo" with one "d"...no, wait; you're...

It's "gran fondo" with one "d"...no, wait; you're right. I just noticed a giant "D" at the front that I swear wasnt there 3 years ago.
07-28-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,561
Posted By BobbyG

You know, now that you mention it, after my first...

You know, now that you mention it, after my first Take-A-Look mirror, I've used the shorter version. I forgot, because it's been a while. It's better closer for me, too.
07-27-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By BobbyG

It's a 20-year elipitcal cycle. My 1984...

It's a 20-year elipitcal cycle.

My 1984 Nishiki International came with them. I replaced the smaller front ring with an even smaller round ring. I shift between the two and don't notice any...
07-26-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,690
Posted By BobbyG

Textbook definition of a "nice-hole". i.e....

Textbook definition of a "nice-hole". i.e. another vehicle operator whose unexpected and unwarranted yielding of right of way as a "courtesy" ends up screwing everything up.
07-26-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,888
Posted By BobbyG

I have disks on my drop-bar commuter and...

I have disks on my drop-bar commuter and cantilever rim brakes on my old roadie and v-brakes on by MTB commuter. All three are cable-operated. I have as little brake pad clearance as I can get on...
07-25-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,640
Posted By BobbyG

Not my cup of tea musically, but impressive! ...

Not my cup of tea musically, but impressive! Nice mix, too!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobbyG

Let us know how that works out for you. I'm...

Let us know how that works out for you. I'm curious.
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By BobbyG

A fatter tires at lower PSI will yield better...

A fatter tires at lower PSI will yield better bump absorbstion. Even on your Trek Earl, you may be able to add slightly fatter, softer tires.

Also a lighter, thinner steel frame would be more...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By BobbyG

Pikes Peak is...

Pikes Peak is everywhere...https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x960/18951397_1334350190006013_3977182071142783171_n_aa22630d5eb786c10e79ad4d167dcca056a0de6d.jpg
The scenery,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,792
Posted By BobbyG

Check with your local bike shops for pre-owned or...

Check with your local bike shops for pre-owned or reconditioned bikes. They will have been "gone over" by bike mechanics and they often come with some type of short warranty, and sometimes you can...
07-21-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,236
Posted By BobbyG

+100 "Casper Mode"...brilliant!

+100
"Casper Mode"...brilliant!
07-21-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,728
Posted By BobbyG

Been very bald for 15 years. I commute ~45...

Been very bald for 15 years. I commute ~45 minures twice a day at 6500' in Colorado Springs.
I learned to cover my head, arms and neck if I am going to be out in the sun for more than an 1/2 hour....
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQZ9J0U/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MQZ9J0U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I swear it was $14.99 when I bought it. At $18.99, it's still under $20. Please see the caveats...
07-17-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,549
Posted By BobbyG

The 2018 season of Battlebots was the reboot they...

The 2018 season of Battlebots was the reboot they needed! Less "backstory" and more fighting. The 2019 season is even better! Faruq Tauheed is the best ring announcer evah!
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,406
Posted By BobbyG

Rain Cape 2.0...Success!

My original DIY Poncho Raincape (Here (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1107260-rain-cape-musings.html) and here (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1141223-diy-rain-cape-1-2-a.html).) began...
07-15-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By BobbyG

It sounds and looks like you are not a reckless...

It sounds and looks like you are not a reckless rider after all, and your local traffic seems different than mine.

However, the next time a non-biking friend or family member tells me my ride...
07-15-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By BobbyG

RoadSurfer Very cool video, but I don't...

RoadSurfer

Very cool video, but I don't agree with riding on that type of road in the manner that you are.

I commute to work 3-4 days a week with weekend rides as well and I am very comfortable...
07-15-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By BobbyG

Wow!

Wow!
07-14-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By BobbyG

Interesting!

Interesting!
07-14-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By BobbyG

Of course you did much better than the guys who...

Of course you did much better than the guys who couldn't get motivated to compete. Congrats on the improvement over last year!
07-14-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,757
Posted By BobbyG

I have had hand issues since my early 40s. ...

I have had hand issues since my early 40s. Things are much better snce I bought two drop-bar bikes, and make a conscious effort to change hand positions.

On my older straight-ish bar mluntain...
07-14-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By BobbyG

I had a hand-me-down Stingray from approx 1972 to...

I had a hand-me-down Stingray from approx 1972 to 1975 (10 to 13 years old) when I got a 10-speed. A friend's Dad wanted to try it and when he got on it I saw immediately that I would eventually...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,816
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 57 and bike commute 9 miles each way sun,...

I'm 57 and bike commute 9 miles each way sun, rain, snow or ice. My main commuter has long fenders and my old MTB has fenders and wears studded snow tires in the winter. I'm good up to 100F but it...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By BobbyG

No, no, the revoked license drivers ride their...

No, no, the revoked license drivers ride their old 1970s road bikes in street clothes with the drop-bars rotated up and a cigarette in their mouth (or vape device).
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By BobbyG

Just to be safe I ran...I ran so far away. ...

Just to be safe I ran...I ran so far away. Could't get away.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,630
Posted By BobbyG

Well, that escalated quickly. I understand...

Well, that escalated quickly.

I understand both the intended humor of the original post, and the follow-up admonition against prejudicial conclusions.

I have talked it over with the birds and...
07-10-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,811
Posted By BobbyG

Just "ride your ride"...any ride is good. My...

Just "ride your ride"...any ride is good.

My BEST ride was only 300 yards.

That was the day I got back on the bike after a year's absence due to a non-cycling injury.

It has all been gravy...
07-10-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,811
Posted By BobbyG

+1000

+1000
07-10-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,561
Posted By BobbyG

I know...right?

I know...right?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By BobbyG

I like my Swissgear packpack. It's water...

I like my Swissgear packpack. It's water resistant, but I put a plastic bag on it when it rains.

But I mainly wanted to show how I carry it to work on my back rack.

https://youtu.be/SbRgLq2F3PA
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