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Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks it is a very different rides than my usual...

Thanks it is a very different rides than my usual commute. Usual commute is from suburbs to downtown. Now suburbs to countryside.

I am riding my road bike more than my Salsa and it is such a...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

working from home until 9/7

I am working from home until September 7th at least. I used to be more active in this thread so figured i would share.
Sharing some pictures I have taken since "commuting" I have been trying to get...
05-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,631
Posted By RidingMatthew

Me?

av8n are you talking to me?
I like the giant revolt advanced 2 or 3 for a fun fast lighter gravel bike. My Salsa Journeyman is great but with rack and fenders it tips the scale around 30-31lbs. It...
05-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By RidingMatthew

I hope you're right! I hope this signals a change...

I hope you're right! I hope this signals a change in people's biking and using bikes instead of driving. But I also think that people are inherently lazy and most won't stick with it, unfortunately.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today "commuted". Sort of

Today I woke up pretty close to normal bike commute time.⏰ I was on the bike by 6:15am. I saw 47F and fog. I rode my commuter, Salsa Journeyman with 650B wheels and it was different from riding on...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,686
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks I think he will when grows a touch more....

Thanks I think he will when grows a touch more. The reach is pretty far and we did a ride or tow that his back was kinda hurting after a while.
04-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,631
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is a pretty sweet bike and color. Sweet RIDE!

that is a pretty sweet bike and color. Sweet RIDE!
Forum: Commuting
04-20-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

Trying to figure out this work from home but...

Trying to figure out this work from home but craving to bike commute. Hard to get out on recreational rides. I have debated commuting to/ from work before I log in? Does that make sense or is that...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,686
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks all I forgot about this thread. I have...

thanks all I forgot about this thread. I have since bought my son a COOP bike with gears. he has to grow a little bit more into the bike. with the shut down of travel and parks we will have to...
04-20-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,631
Posted By RidingMatthew

what bike is that ? in the second picture. I...

what bike is that ? in the second picture. I really like the view and the color of that bike!
04-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 231,631
Posted By RidingMatthew

great perspective and picture. how do you like...

great perspective and picture. how do you like that Giant? I have been looking at that one for a faster gravel ride vs a commuting (fenders, rack) commuter.
04-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,580
Posted By RidingMatthew

I agree with DCrainmaker for unbiased tech info ...

I agree with DCrainmaker for unbiased tech info

Seth's bike hacks, GCN, Path less pedaled, GMBN, global mountain bike network, Rides of Japan sometimes
are some of the ones I am subscribed too.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,353
Posted By RidingMatthew

squirtdad thanks for the explanation. My brother...

squirtdad thanks for the explanation. My brother in law used too but I am not sure if he still does run his lights all the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,353
Posted By RidingMatthew

Wondering

I am not trying to be a smart Alec but I was wondering why you run your headlights on your car with daytime running lights ?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,353
Posted By RidingMatthew

I don't think they are necessary for daytime but...

I don't think they are necessary for daytime but I do use them on the road.

Cygolite metro 550 on the front and cygolite hotshot 150 most of the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,446
Posted By RidingMatthew

​​i have two lights on the rear of my commuting...

​​i have two lights on the rear of my commuting bike. One a Cygoliite hotshot 150 and Orphos flare pro rear. The hotshot gives me a beam for far down the road but not much side visibility. The Orphos...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

At home for now!

Commute from the kitchen to bedroom office was pretty easy just a little elevation gain since it is on the second floor. 😉😄
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,300,962
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 503
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: 503
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: 503
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: 503
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: 27
Views: 1,010
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 2,040
Posted By RidingMatthew

Steely Dan sorry to hear that.

Steely Dan sorry to hear that.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 19,051
Posted By RidingMatthew

It is considered essential. Finance sector.

It is considered essential. Finance sector.
03-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 691
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: 15,372
Views: 11,300,962
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 9,864
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: 804
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: 616
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: 2,869
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 1,026
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: 1,993
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 482
Views: 19,051
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: 2,852
Views: 743,495
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: 2,852
Views: 743,495
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)
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