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Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

In the high 40's but sure didn't feel like it. No...

In the high 40's but sure didn't feel like it. No wind so actually felt warmer than last week when it was in the 50's. It's that time of year for two sets of clothes. Put on a new BB, alot quieter...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

No wind perfect temp but was carrying a hammer...

No wind perfect temp but was carrying a hammer drill.. heavy. Another run in this morning. You can't bring the bike through here your messing up the carpet. LOL what? This a hospital and the carpet...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Strong south winds and storms expected tonight,...

Strong south winds and storms expected tonight, might be interesting on the ride home. Seen the biker I usually only see close to home near my work this morning. I always wondered the route he took.....
Forum: Commuting
08-29-19, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect morning.. still cool and little wind....

Perfect morning.. still cool and little wind. Took it easy this morning since it's been a crazy week. Had a new road biker pass me in my neighborhood this morning. It's amusing how serious the guys...
08-25-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By esmith2039

Pedalshift Project ChooseFI Art or Manliness ...

Pedalshift Project
ChooseFI
Art or Manliness
Mad Fientist

The only four I have.. my ride is 40 minutes one way and I haven't listening to all of these yet. I do listen to ebooks on Hoopla also....
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPWN1ML/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KPWN1ML/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The only problem is it's wider than my seat and does rub on my legs. Usually only when stopped though.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,648
Posted By esmith2039

Usually when I drive I take the same routes for...

Usually when I drive I take the same routes for that reason. Hardly any traffic and more peaceful.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect and in the upper 60's. Storm just blew in...

Perfect and in the upper 60's. Storm just blew in so no wind! Got my new turn signal/rear light combo put on last night. The turn signals worked better than I expected. Leaving the old tail light on...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,729
Posted By esmith2039

We're at iPhone Xs, Xs Plus and XR and done with...

We're at iPhone Xs, Xs Plus and XR and done with the upgrade game. Wasn't planning on upgrading her 7 Plus but it got stolen, the Xs Plus she hates. I upgraded from X because of small issues, the new...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Hot and hot! Been a long time since I posted on...

Hot and hot! Been a long time since I posted on here. Overseas for a month and had a lot of things come up the last two months. Rode all last week and four days this week. Feel great! Looking forward...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Good and icy this morning! The studs handled it...

Good and icy this morning! The studs handled it perfectly. Got to see some interesting sliding cars.. I learned not to laugh because I'd slip right after.. oops.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,386
Posted By esmith2039

I third-fourth-fifth.. or however many times this...

I third-fourth-fifth.. or however many times this has been mentioned.. these containers. I've used them since I've been commuting 5 years. The last ones I know came from Costco the first I think came...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Ugh this new bike just can't handle the ruts....

Ugh this new bike just can't handle the ruts. Might have to go back to the old bike with 26's. 33 and little wind so was a pretty good ride overall.
Forum: Commuting
02-18-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Mid tens this morning with wind chill around zero...

Mid tens this morning with wind chill around zero and wind out of the NW. A bit chilly on the face starting out but my feet are another story. Going to try plastic bags next and if that doesn't work...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

33 degrees and spitting rain with a rare easterly...

33 degrees and spitting rain with a rare easterly wind, not bad overall. Rode all five days last week not sure what'll I do this week.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Ugh NW wind today, or whatever direction it felt...

Ugh NW wind today, or whatever direction it felt like at the moment. Chance for freezing rain today so rode on the studs, yesterday was awesome on regular tires. Not sure if I'll ride tomorrow unless...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,767
Posted By esmith2039

Most of the roads I ride are cleaned off so...

Most of the roads I ride are cleaned off so that's not a issue. The NW wind gusts is what gets me. Just can't handle it on the way home every night. Beats me down quick. Tonight when I leave 22 -...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

40 degrees and quite the tailwind! Unfortunately...

40 degrees and quite the tailwind! Unfortunately that tailwind has dropped the temp by 20 degrees since I got to work. Going to be a real bugger on the way home. Supposed to keep dropping till...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Rained yesterday and snowed last night.. so snow...

Rained yesterday and snowed last night.. so snow and ice this morning. Nice virgin layer of snow in most areas made it smooth sailing, and the same with the plowed areas as it left a thin layer down....
Forum: Commuting
01-22-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Winds out of the S-SE both days this week. Kinda...

Winds out of the S-SE both days this week. Kinda a pain on the way but on the way home break some records! The weather looks interesting on the way home, either rain, sleet or snow!
Forum: Commuting
01-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,861
Posted By esmith2039

It likes to play dress... Just replaced the...

It likes to play dress... Just replaced the Specialized forgot about the sig.
Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,861
Posted By esmith2039

Good weather bike.. ...

Good weather bike..
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1121x841/img_2831_90479f615cff6884e7d437bb2f3cb12b6a9ee85c.jpg

Winter bike.....
Forum: Commuting
01-17-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

A little above freezing and little or no wind...

A little above freezing and little or no wind this morning. Was set on riding only Mon/Wed/Fri during the winter months but in hindsight that just sounds lazy so going to try all the time again and...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Snowed 6-8 inches over the weekend. The roads...

Snowed 6-8 inches over the weekend. The roads were clear but of course the side was not. Had to dodge cars that thought I was in their way, only a few though. The new winter bike is doing ok, I can...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

May the biking gods be on your side.. Sorry to...

May the biking gods be on your side.. Sorry to hear this would be tough for me as well. Kayaking would be out of the picture to yuk! I guess alot of walking if you can! They say the fitter you are...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

Almost 60 on Jan 7th and windy of course. It was...

Almost 60 on Jan 7th and windy of course. It was in the right direction most of the time to push me along at least!
Forum: Commuting
01-02-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,593
Views: 48,439
Posted By esmith2039

First ride of the year and 22 degrees with the...

First ride of the year and 22 degrees with the wind chill in single digits... brrr. Feet was a bit cold and parts of my face, the barcaliva wasn't situated right. Smelled onion rings when I got to...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Rode the last day of the year even with the cold...

Rode the last day of the year even with the cold rain.. yuk. And I cleaned my bike this weekend.
12-30-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,534
Posted By esmith2039

Its been a while since I seen any bikes at...

Its been a while since I seen any bikes at Goodwill. Mostly find them at my local thrift store. Found this one a goodwill for 29.99 also. UniVega Via Carisma .. think I did pretty good. Seems to have...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Lol cormacf .. That's why I didn't ride today....

Lol cormacf .. That's why I didn't ride today. 50+ mph wind gusts. I've almost went over the side of the bridge once.. that was enough!
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By esmith2039

Upgrade for my winter bike. Now have to shell the...

Upgrade for my winter bike. Now have to shell the dough for all the accessories! ...
Forum: Commuting
12-26-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Highs 30's and a little wind but I beat the rain!...

Highs 30's and a little wind but I beat the rain! Hit my 2k goal this morning. Really tempted not to ride the rest of the year but with the amount of food available there's a voice in my head saying...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-18, 08:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,696
Posted By esmith2039

Going to get my goal of 2k barely. Between...

Going to get my goal of 2k barely. Between conserving energy from home repairs and concussion missed a lot of days. Same goal for 2019.. 2k and hopefully no injuries!.. don't need any more bikes but...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Back on my regular commuter.. it's so much easier...

Back on my regular commuter.. it's so much easier to ride I almost want to hug it! Unfortunately it's also faster and since it was 20 degree's had to add another layer! Weather looks good till Friday.
Forum: Commuting
12-03-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Glad I ride a bike.. a lot of wrecks on bridges...

Glad I ride a bike.. a lot of wrecks on bridges this morning due to ice. The studs have no problem with that. Overheating lately and not sure why.
Forum: Commuting
11-29-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Derailleur replaced and the winter beater back on...

Derailleur replaced and the winter beater back on the road. Perfect temp and no wind but hit the train for 30 minutes. Got to talk to a walker I've seen for the last 2 years though so not all bad.
Forum: Commuting
11-28-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Derailleur went boom last night so no commute...

Derailleur went boom last night so no commute today, hoping to resume tomorrow! Messy out there with the snow melting.
Forum: Commuting
11-27-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

20's and a cold wind! Had one to many layers on...

20's and a cold wind! Had one to many layers on though and was drenched. Roads were alot better, some patches that forced me more in cars way but it was few. Had alot of fun yesterday playing on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Perfect temp and hardly any cars out but the wind...

Perfect temp and hardly any cars out but the wind had to make it miserable. I'd rather had 30 degrees and no wind! Had to burn off fat from yesterday or would of drove.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-18, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

A little warmer today in the 20's. Rode the...

A little warmer today in the 20's. Rode the regular commuter despite the possibility of ice patch. No problems though. The front derailleur froze though after I rode through a stream from a broken...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Same here although was a bit more tropical.....

Same here although was a bit more tropical.. 16-18F. Rode the winter beater with studs also just in case, a few ice patches.

Although it seems slower according to my time I was only a couple...
11-08-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,752
Posted By esmith2039

No particular make/model in this area, although...

No particular make/model in this area, although Dodge Chargers seem to like to show off excessively. Johnson County drivers, KU fans and buses (city, school) are the ones you have to watch out for....
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

28 degrees and supposed to snow today. Didn't...

28 degrees and supposed to snow today. Didn't bring the winter bike with the studded tires that I put on last night. Hopefully didn't shoot myself in the foot doing that.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,715
Posted By esmith2039

On the bike I can maneuver around them easier....

On the bike I can maneuver around them easier. The streets I take on the bike are less traveled so I don't have alot of issues. I take more caution though so I won't get slid into. I don't have a 4x4...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,715
Posted By esmith2039

Studded tires are going on tonight.. snow...

Studded tires are going on tonight.. snow forecasted Thursday. While it's tougher to commute in the winter I'd rather do that than deal with the idiots on the road. I passed a couple FWD and 4x4's...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Train this morning so a extra miles and...

Train this morning so a extra miles and apparently the extra light out doesn't make anyone smarter. Two stupid moves by drivers this morning.. typically only see one a week!
10-29-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,610
Posted By esmith2039

Just another season. I find it more tolerable if...

Just another season. I find it more tolerable if I get out in it more.. such as cycling, kayaking, hiking etc. Just like the days growing up on the farm.
Forum: Commuting
10-25-18, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

Day two of riding into the east wind.. that...

Day two of riding into the east wind.. that really sucks in the morning! Battery died on the way end, I'm done with the bright eyes product the batteries only last year and half. Time to go through...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By esmith2039

Mine's going on this week. Light snow here last...

Mine's going on this week. Light snow here last night but didn't stick. Still need to get some cleats or other studded footwear!
Forum: Commuting
10-15-18, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,575
Posted By esmith2039

32 degrees.. layered just right! I was commenting...

32 degrees.. layered just right! I was commenting the other day that my bike was initiated yet since I haven't had a flat. In impressive fashion I got a flat front and back.. neither one went flat...
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