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Forum: Commuting
07-11-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By BobbyG

https://map.greenway.org/?loc=13,40.72300,-74.1590...

https://map.greenway.org/?loc=13,40.72300,-74.15909&route=40.22514,-74.76166

The "greenway" seems to use surface streets in this area.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By BobbyG

When I go to google maps and type in Jersey City...

When I go to google maps and type in Jersey City to Port Street and choose "bike", I get the route you described. When I reverse the route Google shows alternate routes....
07-10-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By BobbyG

I just bought a new inner tube for my 26"...

I just bought a new inner tube for my 26" MTB-based commuter and it came with a threaded Shrader valve, same as vanderleicsilva in post #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/21579441-post5.html).

It even...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By BobbyG

I wear my back pack when riding my rackless old...

I wear my back pack when riding my rackless old road bike to work. I leave the straps long and let the bag rest on the small of my back, just above the tailbone. Not only does that keep the bag and...
07-06-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 669
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and listen to spoken word podcasts, one...

I commute and listen to spoken word podcasts, one ear, curbside. I purposely use "wired" ear buds and run the right one under the chin strap, so that if it slips out of my ear, it doesn't drop to...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By BobbyG

From 1997 to 2015 my main commuter was a 1997...

From 1997 to 2015 my main commuter was a 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB. Then it became my snow bike and utility bike with studded snow tires in the winter. For the other seasons, three years ago I put...
07-02-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By BobbyG

Found this: ...

Found this:
https://www.bikeman.com/bikeman-blogs/650blog/1771-650b-conversion-guidlines
07-02-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By BobbyG

If you're gonna "go" kickin' and screamin', might...

If you're gonna "go" kickin' and screamin', might as well put a bike between your legs!
Wishing you and everyone here many years of good health!
07-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 644
Posted By BobbyG

Niterider Lumina Series: ...

Niterider Lumina Series:
https://www.niterider.com/collections/cycling?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqcG-yo2t6gIVA9bACh1kXQtjEAAYASAAEgLWdfD_BwE

The swift 500 oughta do it for you.
07-01-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By BobbyG

Up until I was 40 I could ride a straight bar...

Up until I was 40 I could ride a straight bar without any issues. After 40 I developed hand issues and changing hand position during a ride is much more important. And now, nearing 60 changing body...
07-01-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By BobbyG

First, of course, ride the bike before you buy...

First, of course, ride the bike before you buy it, if at all possible (who knows these days?)

If you want stability, I think a longer wheelbase combined with a slack head tube angle and high trail...
06-30-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By BobbyG

Recumbent?

Recumbent?
06-30-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By BobbyG

On two of my bikes I mounted my Airzound partway...

On two of my bikes I mounted my Airzound partway down the drops, so that when I'm on the hoods (85% of the time) the horn button is under my left fingers. I use my third finger or pinkie to press...
06-28-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By BobbyG

I have had people refuse help over the years. Who...

I have had people refuse help over the years. Who knows their reasons.

But having the first cycllist come upon you helping the other was a little weird.
06-28-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,422
Posted By BobbyG

It happens to me with cars, why not with...

It happens to me with cars, why not with motorcycles? I don't remember it happening to me with a motorcycle, and I don;t think it happens too often to me with cars, but then, I may be used to it by...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By BobbyG

I can do the things that will get me to work or...

I can do the things that will get me to work or home...patch flats, true a wheel after a broken spoke, and fix a chain after a link brakes, plus adjust brakes mechanical rim and mech disc. I'm 58...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By BobbyG

Oh wow, He just passed by me at an intersection a...

Oh wow, He just passed by me at an intersection a mile from the house on the ride home. We've been neighbors 5 years and have never crossed paths outside the neighborhood before.

Freaky day.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By BobbyG

Hi, Neighbor!...

I was 8 miles from the house and one mile from the office when my cell phone rang. I wear an earbud and clicked to answer the call.
"Hey Bob it's your neighbor, R______."

My wife had left for...
06-25-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By BobbyG

I found his twitter feed. Apparently, he has...

I found his twitter feed.

Apparently, he has other non-river routes, and at least one fat-tire snow bike.

https://twitter.com/drdagly
06-25-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By BobbyG

The video that follows that one is a slightly...

The video that follows that one is a slightly expanded version of the first one but without the reporter narration.
https://globalnews.ca/video/rd/dcc80736-b670-11ea-8950-0242ac110003/
06-25-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By BobbyG

I saw something similar here a few years ago...

I saw something similar here a few years ago about a bike/boat commute in NYC. This Edmonton commute looks so much more pleasant.

I've been bike commuting year-round for 28 years and the first...
06-24-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

I have edited out the snark and sarcasm from my...

I have edited out the snark and sarcasm from my response so that the suggestion still stands.

Although I intended the addiitonal commentary in jest, it was uncalled for, and since you took...
06-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By BobbyG

Clip-on aero bars will give you a handlbar-high...

Clip-on aero bars will give you a handlbar-high platform on which you can sit and secure a shallow basket which places your instrument of aural assault higher and within comfortable reach.

Don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By BobbyG

In Arlington, Texas there were a few bike shops...

In Arlington, Texas there were a few bike shops including:
https://www.bicyclesinc.com/
And
https://www.rayjaysbikes.com/home
And
Hilltop Bicycle Center
130 N Main St, Mansfield, TX 76063...
06-18-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By BobbyG

Bad cops will use any excuse to stop...

Bad cops will use any excuse to stop somebody...or make one up. In this case it was biking at night without a light. I agree with the linked story; had there been widely shared video of the death...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By BobbyG

My commute is 15 kilometers each way with much...

My commute is 15 kilometers each way with much longer weekend rides. I've been wearing golf shorts to ride with leggings over them when it is below 3C.

I carry my office clothes to work in a...
06-16-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By BobbyG

Would a twist grip shift on the left work with...

Would a twist grip shift on the left work with your osteoarthritis? (~$9 at performance bike online) You could probably continue using the original brake lever, but if not, simple brake levers are...
06-16-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 588
Posted By BobbyG

Bike commuting home in the winter after sunset, I...

Bike commuting home in the winter after sunset, I have often thought about distributing lights to the homeless and indigent who bike. Yes, batteries could be an issue, but perhaps it could be...
06-16-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,148
Posted By BobbyG

"Change your mind?" Well, there's always the...

"Change your mind?" Well, there's always the Ludovico Techique.
(...although there is a small risk of recidivism.)...
06-14-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By BobbyG

Very cool!

Very cool!
06-14-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 855
Posted By BobbyG

I used to collect and shoot photos with old...

I used to collect and shoot photos with old cameras, until color film became more expensive and less convenient to process. (Wal-Mart used to develop 35mm color film on site for $2.75, no prints, I'd...
06-13-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,488
Posted By BobbyG

It really depends on how busy the MUP is. When...

It really depends on how busy the MUP is. When empty they are fantastic! When busy, I hit the streets. And then I suppose it matters how busy the streets are.
06-13-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,852
Posted By BobbyG

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately...

"Baker Street's" opening saxophone immediately transports me back to the summer of 1978, when I was 16 and spent my summer working in my uncle's olive and cherry warehouse near Armitage and Pulaski...
06-11-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,004
Posted By BobbyG

It's not the vehicle, its the driver.

It's not the vehicle, its the driver.
06-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By BobbyG

I've been running 26x1.85 slicks on my mountain...

I've been running 26x1.85 slicks on my mountain bike commuter for a couple of years now (except in winter when it gets studded tires). I really like how wider slicks corner!

I've been using tire...
06-11-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my...

I mostly bike commute and have been recording my rides for years. The goal remains the same, to document trouble, just in case. But in 6 years I have not had any sort of serious trouble in traffic,...
06-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 714
Posted By BobbyG

+1 Halo Headband. On longer rides it may have to...

+1 Halo Headband. On longer rides it may have to be wrung out after a long while, but then it works again just great.

Do NOT run them through the clothes drier!
Forum: Commuting
06-08-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By BobbyG

I think I'd be happy with that. The optional...

I think I'd be happy with that. The optional laptop sleeve would give me extra internal dividers.
06-08-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By BobbyG

Since you mentioned "cycle scheme" I assume you...

Since you mentioned "cycle scheme" I assume you will mainly be commuting with the bike.

The most important thing is how the bikes fit and feel to you. But it may not be possible to actually ride...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By BobbyG

I heard the Maxpedition Falcon II made the Kessel...

I heard the Maxpedition Falcon II made the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs. (Star wars humor.)

I think I actually saw that bag a one of the stores. If it had side pockets or a side bottle holder, I...
06-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,090
Posted By BobbyG

I have a hilly commute. Two years ago I dropped...

I have a hilly commute. Two years ago I dropped the gearing on my two road bikes which lets me do a little more sit n' spin rather than out of the saddle climbing.

While I have felt a slight...
06-07-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By BobbyG

The Continental Top Contact II Reflex studless...

The Continental Top Contact II Reflex studless winter tire seem to have fans. It appears to have a compound made to stay soft in the cold, and lots of grippy siping without chunky tread.

I have...
06-07-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By BobbyG

I commute through a hilly town (Colorado...

I commute through a hilly town (Colorado Springs). I am always hunting gears and fidgiting. For many years all I had was my one 21-speed MTB with trigger shifters right where the grips are, so I...
06-07-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 573
Posted By BobbyG

Been there...done that. (But not for many, many...

Been there...done that. (But not for many, many years now).
06-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By BobbyG

I use a glasses-mounted take-a-look mirror. I...

I use a glasses-mounted take-a-look mirror. I don't know if they're "mesmerized" or "gobsmacked", but if I run an errand on the bike, say to a store a restaurant or the bank, once in a while people...
06-06-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 460
Posted By BobbyG

Zero grams: ...

Zero grams:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x853/upside_down_bike1_60385fc44517a181339af1689eaf262f3eb96d99.jpeg
06-06-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,960
Posted By BobbyG

"911, what is your emergency?" "Yeah, this...

"911, what is your emergency?"

"Yeah, this is Fuji US headquarters at 10940 Dutton Road in Philadelphia. Our video surveillance shows there are some looters ransacking our offices and destroying...
06-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,703
Posted By BobbyG

I know you're joking, but I ride with an...

I know you're joking, but I ride with an AirZound. Since it is so loud, I can signal a polite toot or two from a great distance away so it's not so loud and scary, and give the pedestrians plenty...
06-06-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,703
Posted By BobbyG

Very clever! I like it!

Very clever! I like it!
06-05-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute. During the first month of the...

I mostly commute. During the first month of the Coronavirus pandemic I worked from home as much as possible and fit in "adventure rides" where I could. The MUPS seemed a little more busy with a few...
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