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09-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,536
Posted By BobbyG

I don't mind a "polite" troll. It does get one...

I don't mind a "polite" troll. It does get one thinking, and sometimes leads to good discussions.

I don't know if this thread rises to the level of "good", but people have been thinking, and the...
09-23-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,536
Posted By BobbyG

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09-23-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 342
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but...

I'm 58 and I think I'm about 2.5. I commute, but I don't enjoy riding upright for very long. A glasses-mount mirror helps me see behind me in such a forward position. I will use the drops in heavy...
09-23-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By BobbyG

:lol:

:lol:
09-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By BobbyG

Here's me! (I commute) ...

Here's me! (I commute)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNfJhkbzW-E
09-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 227
Posted By BobbyG

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I...

I have a cape similar to the one pictured. I removed the clear plastic visor and wear the hood under my helmet. By wearing the hood under the helmet, the helmet straps help keep the hood back far...
09-23-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 636
Posted By BobbyG

There are a few factors that combine to motivate...

There are a few factors that combine to motivate me to bike to work year-round, in all weather including snow.

I guess my main motivation is "smugness". Seriously. I may not be the fastest, the...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By BobbyG

Okay...I'd go!

Okay...I'd go!
09-22-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 2,536
Posted By BobbyG

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.

Basically walking and hiking are just standing.
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By BobbyG

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9...

I bike to work year-round and in the dark, 9 miles each way changing into office clothes that I bring with me. So in as much as the distance, staying "fresh" and changing into clothes I've brought, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By BobbyG

I wear shorts down to 38F, then I wear...

I wear shorts down to 38F, then I wear semi-breathable "jogging pants". Below 18F I wear another, loose pair over that along with wool socks. But everyone is different.
09-22-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By BobbyG

I have been bike commuting to work most days for...

I have been bike commuting to work most days for 28 years...12 miles round trip for the first 8 years, 18 miles round trip for the last 20. I started when I was 30 years old, now I am 58.

When I...
09-20-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 905
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in wicking T's and "performance" golf...

I commute in wicking T's and "performance" golf shorts. Some T's are looser, some are tighter. Same for the golf shorts. A form-fitting T and slim-cut golf shorts are not baggy. and can look...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 926
Posted By BobbyG

The fact that bike commuting is good for the...

The fact that bike commuting is good for the environment certainly contributes to the overall smugness factor of year-round bike commuting, but I really don't care...unless some environmentalist...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

cyccommute I spent a couple of hours this...

cyccommute I spent a couple of hours this morning examining the bike and swapping wheel sets and everything seems to be working now.

The first thing I did, per your suggestion was reverse the...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By BobbyG

Hey, I resemble that remark...(as the old joke...

Hey, I resemble that remark...(as the old joke goes.)
Forum: Commuting
09-12-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By BobbyG

Sounds like a serreptitious vaping/smoking device.

Sounds like a serreptitious vaping/smoking device.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By BobbyG

I also carry an extra layer for emergencies. ...

I also carry an extra layer for emergencies.

But it sounds like you commute in the clothes you will wear at the office. Is that what the situation is?

Are you able to keep sweaters and jackets...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

Excellent advice on the rear wheel dish...

Excellent advice on the rear wheel dish cyccommute ...thanks! I will try that. Then I will get another wheel set for zombie-proof tires...can't be too prepared these days.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

I hadn't thought about the wear and tear on the...

I hadn't thought about the wear and tear on the beads.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By BobbyG

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years since...

I've been commuting year-round for 28 years since moving to Colorado and I haven't experienced the problem you described. Once I warm up I'm warm for 15 minutes or more after stopping. Stoplights,...
09-11-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 526
Posted By BobbyG

I commute year round in toe clips and straps and...

I commute year round in toe clips and straps and firm-soled sneakers. I usually get inexpensive synthetic shoes so the rain doesn't hurt them. In the winter I have sneakers with LED lights in the...
09-11-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 944
Posted By BobbyG

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09-10-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,409
Posted By BobbyG

Today's noodle eaters are so spoiled. Eddy Merckx...

Today's noodle eaters are so spoiled. Eddy Merckx ate ramen raw out of the pack while smoking.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By BobbyG

Quick Change Weather, Quick Change Tires...

It was in the upper 90s (F) last weekend in Colorado Springs including Labor Day (Monday). It snowed Tuesday night, and this morning (Sept 9th) I woke to 30F and a couple of inches on the lawns and...
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,226
Posted By BobbyG

You're getting old when you think someone is 20,...

You're getting old when you think someone is 20, but they're actually 40. And since when did they let 12 year olds grow beards?
Forum: Commuting
09-07-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,013
Posted By BobbyG

In to work is downhill over 9 mile. I usually...

In to work is downhill over 9 mile. I usually take it moderately easy and average 12-14mph depending on the bike, wind and weather (9-10mph avg in snow).
Going home it is mostly uphill so 11-13mph...
09-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By BobbyG

My feeling is that if you are in a situation that...

My feeling is that if you are in a situation that makes you think about wearing a mask...do it. I've been wearing a neck buff, and when I get to an intersection with people or situation where I...
09-05-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,035
Posted By BobbyG

zeeway You gotta find what works for you and go...

zeeway You gotta find what works for you and go with it Last year at 57, I converted my straight bar bike to drops after a dozen years of hand issues. My other two bikes are already drop bar bikes....
09-04-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438
Posted By BobbyG

Uni.. Motor...

Uni..
Motor...
09-04-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By BobbyG

I googled but didn't find a pronounciation for...

I googled but didn't find a pronounciation for "ETRTO", or do people just say "edie-ardeeyo".
09-01-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 719
Posted By BobbyG

My head says, "Intereting..." My heart says,...

My head says, "Intereting..."
My heart says, "Go, Pameelamb , go!"
My 58 year old knees say, "Fixed gear?...not on your life!"

I always say, if you're going to go kicking and screaming, may as...
08-31-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,136
Posted By BobbyG

I'm 58 and commute on 3 bikes, light, medium and...

I'm 58 and commute on 3 bikes, light, medium and heavy, lime LHT heavy. The heavy bike has lower gears than the others, so up-hills are not any more difficult than the other two bikes...just...
08-31-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know where you are, but if there is a...

I don't know where you are, but if there is a bike co-op near you, or a bike store that sells reconditioned bikes, those worlds be good places to look.
08-30-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 743
Posted By BobbyG

NoWhammies I am 58 years old, and I have been...

NoWhammies I am 58 years old, and I have been bike commuting seriously for 28 years. Every year it seems I become more cautious and proactive. I also drive more cautiously, too.
08-29-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By BobbyG

Bike Shops Are Busy, So I'm Wrenching More...

My trusted Local Bike Shops' service departments are busy and back-logged so I'm doing a more wrenching than I used to.

Back in my 20s and 30s I did a lot of my own maintenance and repair...
08-29-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 618
Posted By BobbyG

I have experimented with a series of gloves, some...

I have experimented with a series of gloves, some warmer than others and have had a pair since 2016 that I am very, very happy with.

But first, I wanted to share that I have tried neoprene and...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By BobbyG

Car Door...It Should Have Come As No Surprise...

I was surprised by a car door on last night's ride home. But it should have come as no surprise. Upon replay of the ride video you can see the white BMW pulling up to the curb and stopping with its...
08-28-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,277
Posted By BobbyG

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By BobbyG

A gift certificate from a local bike shop?

A gift certificate from a local bike shop?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By BobbyG

The facts are irrelevant if the narrative can be...

The facts are irrelevant if the narrative can be controlled...that's what I learned from 2020.

But seriously, it seems like traffic is back to normal with maybe a few more isolated examples of bad...
08-27-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,579
Posted By BobbyG

March 8, 2032.

March 8, 2032.
08-26-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.wtb.com/products/slick I have...

https://www.wtb.com/products/slick

I have these on my 26" MTB and they are wonderful!

https://www.bikeforums.net/general-cycling-discussion/1197943-exchanging-galoshes-track-shoes.html
Forum: Commuting
08-26-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By BobbyG

Amazing! I've done 28 years, but not every day. ...

Amazing! I've done 28 years, but not every day. And over that time, my average commute days has fluctuated from all five days to as little none (that one horrible year), depending on circumstances...
08-25-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobbyG

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Welcome to bikeforums.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,715
Posted By BobbyG

58, 18 miles round trip, Sun, Rain, Snow up to 3...

58, 18 miles round trip, Sun, Rain, Snow up to 3 ", down to 5F.
08-23-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
Posted By BobbyG

That probably weighed as much as your bike. I...

That probably weighed as much as your bike.
I always wanted one of those. I had three old medium format folders. I also had a Graphlex 4x5 press camera. When extended, one could probably seek...
08-23-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 886
Posted By BobbyG

I can relate to this exactly. In the late 90s and...

I can relate to this exactly. In the late 90s and early 2000s I was totally into cameras. Digital was making older film cameras very affordable and also some amazing, beautiful lenses. Walmart was...
08-23-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,091
Posted By BobbyG

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A...

It doesn't even need to be a brand new bike. A "New to You" pre-owned can create excitement, too. Even just a mod. Over the last 23 years I have modified my 1997 Nishiki Blazer mountain-bike and each...
08-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,689
Posted By BobbyG

...and then sometimes a branch fall on you! ...

...and then sometimes a branch fall on you!
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1127084-when-bough-breaks.html
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