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Forum: Commuting
11-16-15, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,466
Posted By wwiding

Nice bike. What size tires are those? They look...

Nice bike. What size tires are those? They look pretty skinny. Do you like them more than 26" tires for the winter rides? I'm in Michigan as well, riding 26" but I wonder if I should try to find a...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,466
Posted By wwiding

It's little bit of both. I enjoyed it when I...

It's little bit of both. I enjoyed it when I commuted, and I look forward to getting back into it. Ideally, I'd have one bike set up for normal winter/daily commuting year round and one set up with a...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-15, 12:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 585
Posted By wwiding

Getting back into bike commuting!

Man I've missed you guys. After a year or so of bike commuting, I ended up moving too far away from work for riding to be feasible. Now, I'm looking for a closer job and I've picked up a used beater...
03-04-12, 12:03 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,111
Posted By wwiding

I'm also watching the rising gas prices and...

I'm also watching the rising gas prices and worrying. I'm moving farther away from work, and I'll have to deal with the rising gas prices. The benefits of the move out way the downside, no more...
02-04-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,605
Posted By wwiding

My bike was doing this, so I took the pedals off,...

My bike was doing this, so I took the pedals off, along with the cap on the end of the pedal. There were no bearings in the pedals at all. I don't know who worked on it at the shop(I bought it used...
02-01-12, 03:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,887
Posted By wwiding

I'll keep this in mind if I ever get called in....

I'll keep this in mind if I ever get called in. I've moved from state to state so much that in all honesty, I'd never know if I did get called up for it.
01-27-12, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,887
Posted By wwiding

Good to know, I read this last night when I got...

Good to know, I read this last night when I got home from work last night. I've never been up for jury duty, but I don't know how I'd manage if it ever happened.
01-27-12, 03:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

This would make a good weekend project, maybe my...

This would make a good weekend project, maybe my brother and I will attempt it when he gets his bike.
01-26-12, 02:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

I feel safer with the studs too. For the short...

I feel safer with the studs too. For the short time I've had them, I've come to realize that I'd have a few broken bones and no job if I kept riding.
01-25-12, 02:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

A guy at work today asked me how I ride without...

A guy at work today asked me how I ride without falling, I told him I don't, I just get back up and do it again. It only hurts your pride for a few seconds. I'm learning to watch for certain spots...
01-25-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

I was going semi straight on both situations,...

I was going semi straight on both situations, today I slid the same way, but the studs saved me.
01-22-12, 04:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By wwiding

I can't really offer advice for the snow on the...

I can't really offer advice for the snow on the street problem as most of my ride is on a trail. I bought the same tires as you, and they've worked well on the densely packed ice so far. Watch out...
01-22-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

It's weird when you fall isn't it? The first time...

It's weird when you fall isn't it? The first time I fell it seemed like it took forever to hit the ground. The second time, it's like the whole bike just shot right out from under me.
01-22-12, 04:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

I got Nokian Mount and Ground, they have 160...

I got Nokian Mount and Ground, they have 160 carbide studs per tire.

The other day I got to work, and every one was asking if I rode my bike to work, and if I was alright. I couldn't figure out...
01-19-12, 02:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Update: I got the studded tires put on yesterday...

Update: I got the studded tires put on yesterday in time for work, they work very well and don't seem to be adding a whole lot of resistance. I put the tires to the test on the ride home from work(I...
01-13-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Mount and Grounds are in the mail.

Mount and Grounds are in the mail.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-12, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,066
Posted By wwiding

My smoothie: Almond Milk Peanut Butter ...

My smoothie:

Almond Milk
Peanut Butter
Whatever mixed frozen fruit I have
Greek Yogurt
Maybe whey protein

I don't measure it, I just throw it in. Usually it's thick, tastes great, and gets...
01-13-12, 03:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Exactly! Now, I walked/rode the bike home from...

Exactly! Now, I walked/rode the bike home from work today and it took two hours. The front wheel froze up so bad it locked:mad:

I'm afraid my fenders won't work with studded tires. I'm going to...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-12, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By wwiding

There's wisdom in Slims post. I lost my mom in...

There's wisdom in Slims post. I lost my mom in high school, and my dad passed last January. When I was having a difficult time with this, I had to pull myself away from the thoughts of their deaths...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-12, 02:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By wwiding

I love the stress reduction that commuting...

I love the stress reduction that commuting offers. I like choosing different routes and seeing other people biking.
I like working on my own commuter bike, to be closer to my chosen form of...
01-10-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,587
Posted By wwiding

I would like to go clipless sometime, and I...

I would like to go clipless sometime, and I wonder how often I'm going to do this.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-12, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 958
Posted By wwiding

I focus on safety and convenience when choosing...

I focus on safety and convenience when choosing my route. Do I have to fight with traffic? Do I go by any schools during opening or closing hours(school buses don't seem to pay any attention and will...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,701
Posted By wwiding

Glad to read this, the piece that attaches broke...

Glad to read this, the piece that attaches broke on my bike a few weeks back. Not sure how though.
01-10-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,293
Posted By wwiding

I picked up a set of wire brushes and use it to...

I picked up a set of wire brushes and use it to wipe of snow, ice, and whatever else might be stuck to the bike before I lock it up at work.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-12, 02:31 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 13,408
Posted By wwiding

I don't like smoking, both my parents died from...

I don't like smoking, both my parents died from it. But I won't hate on some one that does it, it's a hard habit to drop.

The one thing I will not tolerate is smoking in my trailer. My cousin...
01-10-12, 02:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,587
Posted By wwiding

Once when I was a kid, I pulled a road bike out...

Once when I was a kid, I pulled a road bike out of a trash can and used a set of stairs to get on the bike. I could barely reach the pedals but I road any way. Little did I know there were no brakes,...
01-10-12, 02:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Hey guys thanks for the advice. Here's what I'm...

Hey guys thanks for the advice. Here's what I'm probably going to do. I work with a guy that lives right down the road from me so if it's bad I'll ride with him. He offered me rides until I could get...
01-07-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Well, I put together some cash and can either buy...

Well, I put together some cash and can either buy studded tires if I can find them for less than $100 dollars shipped, or I can buy chains from slipknot.

Does any one have suggestions on which...
01-06-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

That is actually pretty cool.

That is actually pretty cool.
01-06-12, 11:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

Right now studded tires are out of the question....

Right now studded tires are out of the question. I'm not going to have any thing left over when the bills are paid because we took a week off at the factory for Christmas. Rigging up a chain may work...
01-06-12, 02:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,280
Posted By wwiding

The Inevitable Winter Fall

A few minutes ago on my way home from work, I had my first winter fall. It wasn't too bad, I could feel the ice underneath me and I knew it was going to happen. Of course, If I weren't riding...
01-06-12, 02:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By wwiding

Thanks I'll try the virgin oil trick too,...

Thanks I'll try the virgin oil trick too, probably going to be almond. Come to mention it, I have had a really sore throat the past few days.
01-05-12, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By wwiding

Thanks guys I'll try the spray.

Thanks guys I'll try the spray.
01-04-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By wwiding

The winter bloody nose

For the past couple days I've gotten bloody noses after riding into work. I figure it's from the dry air or something but it gets annoying. Do you guys know how to make these stop? I've got a face...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-12, 09:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,709
Posted By wwiding

I would love to get some panniers, I'm sick of...

I would love to get some panniers, I'm sick of using a backpack! Glad you like yours.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-12, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,162
Posted By wwiding

My ride wasn't too bad. I actually enjoyed the...

My ride wasn't too bad. I actually enjoyed the ride in, the ice on the trail was choppy so I didn't slide. I'm still using my semi-slicks since I can't afford any thing else right now. It took me an...
12-31-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,502
Posted By wwiding

Well see, there are more perks to this bike...

Well see, there are more perks to this bike commuting thing than just having more money, being happier, and healthier.
Hope your date goes well!
Forum: Commuting
12-30-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,809
Posted By wwiding

I do sixteenish miles a day round trip, and...

I do sixteenish miles a day round trip, and sometimes it feels long because I work ten hour days. But I also only work four days a week, and can recover on the weekends.

One thing though, I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
12-23-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,679
Posted By wwiding

I have back pain but I can't decide if it's from...

I have back pain but I can't decide if it's from working ten hour days in a factory, or from riding the bike hunched over with a backpack to work and back. It's probably a combination of both.
I...
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,679
Posted By wwiding

Hey guys thanks for all the links. Maybe if I can...

Hey guys thanks for all the links. Maybe if I can get the junk parts free or cheap, I'll borrow a welder and learn on some old metal. Or take the bike to a shop.
I still don't plan on getting one...
Forum: Recumbent
12-11-11, 04:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,679
Posted By wwiding

I wish I had $1700 to drop on a bike! I've been...

I wish I had $1700 to drop on a bike! I've been looking at plans for no weld DIY recumbents and think I might be able to find most of the bikes and parts need to build one in the trash.
I wonder...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,679
Posted By wwiding

What do you like most about your recumbents?

I have no room in the budget right now for another bike, but occasionally I see recumbents and think about how comfortable it would be to ride one to work every day.
Maybe if I can get the parts...
12-10-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,407
Posted By wwiding

I work four days a week, ten hours a day and I...

I work four days a week, ten hours a day and I bike to work on those days. I don't have a car or license so really I don't have much choice.
If I have to I can ride with people I work with, but I...
12-10-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By wwiding

Maybe I'll try and make a set, and if it doesn't...

Maybe I'll try and make a set, and if it doesn't work out I'll buy some. I'll be riding on a plowed, unsalted trail for the most part, with maybe 3 miles on the road.
12-10-11, 04:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 967
Posted By wwiding

Studded Tires on Trek Navigator 100?

I don't have room in my budget right now for another bike, so unless I can get a craigslist/goodwill deal I'm thinking about buying studded tires for my Trek. I don't think the tire sizing is any...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-11, 03:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,129
Posted By wwiding

When I first started commuting to work...

When I first started commuting to work again(after a two-three year layoff), I was tired for a while afterwards. The first mile seems to be the worst, maybe because I don't stretch, or because the...
12-06-11, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By wwiding

Out of curiosity, what kind of trails/roads are...

Out of curiosity, what kind of trails/roads are you guys riding on? The trail I take to work is going to be plowed part way, so I'll have to take a two or three mile detour, so that I don't have to...
12-05-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By wwiding

Looks like I'll go to goodwill and find a lighter...

Looks like I'll go to goodwill and find a lighter jacket, and running pants, water proof those, and then water proof the down jacket the way you recommend for any extremely cold days. Thanks for the...
12-05-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By wwiding

That's what I'm worried about. Maybe a base...

That's what I'm worried about. Maybe a base layer, a used wool sweater, and a used spring jacket sprayed with water proofing. I normally don't spend a lot of time in the cold, I tend to hide in the...
12-05-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By wwiding

Water Proof Spray for Winter Cycling Gear?

My grandma found a goose down jacket at goodwill, and gave it to me. It's fairly light weight, but very, very warm. Can this jacket be sprayed with a waterproofing spray to create a cheap winter...
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