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Forum: Commuting
10-31-08, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,062
Posted By wb647

I attached a PB superflash to my kid's...

I attached a PB superflash to my kid's trail-a-bike on the seat stay. Works great.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,954
Posted By wb647

Tell her. This bothered you enough that...

Tell her.

This bothered you enough that you made the post, so you'd better tell her. I just celebrated my eight year anniversary- eight happy years- and a tip I got from a good friend that's...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,222
Posted By wb647

The one handle, combined with the bungie/hook...

The one handle, combined with the bungie/hook thingy is more trouble to take off than its worth. The hook will get caught up in the shopping cart. I just use re-useable grocery sacks, which when...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 06:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By wb647

Bicyclists get a break

Bicyclists get a break: They will have priority on a dozen miles of local streets
By JIM FOTI, Star Tribune

Last update: July 11, 2008 - 12:27 PM

In another boost for the Twin Cities...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-08, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By wb647

That's the bike I started commuting on, and faced...

That's the bike I started commuting on, and faced the same problem. I opted for getting a new bike, and limping my Trek 800 along as my winter beater.
07-04-08, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,583
Posted By wb647

I own a Trek 7300- and my street has been torn...

I own a Trek 7300- and my street has been torn up for three weeks now- hybrids are not great on gravel, but other than that I love the bike.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 08:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,642
Posted By wb647

If you don't need the front fender, may as well...

If you don't need the front fender, may as well get the one with the mud flap. I have the ones pictured on the right, both front and back They work very well. My only problem is if I'm pedaling...
06-04-08, 06:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,678
Posted By wb647

A guy at my LBS made the arguement that if I go...

A guy at my LBS made the arguement that if I go down, so does my kiddo. I went with the trailer, and have found it to be quite useful; I can pack groceries in it, a picnic, even trips to target- he...
05-13-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By wb647

Securing a trail-a-bike

Anyone have expierence or opinions on securing a trail-a-bike? I just got one for my son this year. We live in a suburb that pretty much expierences bike thefts as a crime of opportunity (versus...
05-13-08, 02:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,811
Posted By wb647

With my Crank Bros Mallets, I can tell the egg...

With my Crank Bros Mallets, I can tell the egg beater is there when wearing tennis shoes. I base my decision on wearing my clip in shoes on what is the primary activity: If I'm biking a mile to the...
05-13-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,811
Posted By wb647

I have a hybrid and often I'm pulling an Adams...

I have a hybrid and often I'm pulling an Adams TAB. I also use my bike for commuting. I opted for the best of both worlds- Crank Brothers Mallets. They are a platform pedal with an egg beater in...
Forum: Commuting
05-12-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,934
Posted By wb647

Glad you decided to go for it.. A little...

Glad you decided to go for it..

A little insight-

It's not that common to get a suspect in a theft case, and a case like this is pretty much a slam dunk for the cops. The pawn shop id'd...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,222
Posted By wb647

Hit the grocery store the other day, and suprise!...

Hit the grocery store the other day, and suprise! They were finally selling re-useable sacks! Pretty sweet- they're Tyvec (at least they appear to be), with a flat bottom like a paper sack, and...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,222
Posted By wb647

Glad you said that.. I called Nashbar, and the...

Glad you said that.. I called Nashbar, and the Townies were back in stock. Mine came in the mail today! Can't wait to use them. They were a little more shallow than I thought they would be, but...
05-02-08, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,018
Posted By wb647

My son is just four, and 40" tall. He can just...

My son is just four, and 40" tall. He can just touch the pedals on the Adams TAB. BTW- the OP said he looked at the Trek TAB. I would suggest sticking with the Adams. Better quality bike.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-08, 06:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By wb647

I have State Farm, and when I dropped my mileage...

I have State Farm, and when I dropped my mileage to 7500 they actually sent me check-up notes a few times requesting my current mileage. I blew one off, and they started calling. Geesh.. I spent...
04-28-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,510
Posted By wb647

Car light for four days! Sold my pickup and the...

Car light for four days! Sold my pickup and the wife's car, bought a Honda Element. I'd been bike commuting exclusively for a year, and put less than 1000 miles on my truck; most of which was...
04-28-08, 03:20 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 229,375
Posted By wb647

Took the plunge! Car light with two cars for a...

Took the plunge! Car light with two cars for a year or so. I've been bike commuting for about two years but exclusively for a year. My wife and I finally decided, "This is stupid." So, we took...
04-28-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,627
Posted By wb647

I recently bought the Adams TAB for my...

I recently bought the Adams TAB for my four-year-old (just turned four), who's average to short for his age. He LOVES it, and so do I! I shopped around, and I have to say that you get what you pay...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-08, 08:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,836
Posted By wb647

My bike commute is actually shorter, thanks to...

My bike commute is actually shorter, thanks to MUP's. If I drive, I have two stop signs and three traffic lights. On my bike I only have two stop signs and a much more direct route.
Forum: Commuting
04-14-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,921
Posted By wb647

Who's path is it? City? County? State? I'd try...

Who's path is it? City? County? State? I'd try calling whomever is supposed to maintain the path and ask that they cut the vegitation back from the path. I've asked that of my city, and they were...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 11:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

Now that I've destroyed a bike over two winters,...

Now that I've destroyed a bike over two winters, I figured out its better to walk on some days. I bike because its efficent in time, money (fuel), and gives me a tad bit of excercise. When its...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By wb647

The few times I've had to hit the shoulder of a...

The few times I've had to hit the shoulder of a four lane divided county road because the MUP was covered in wet concrete-like plow wash snow, I was buzzed twice by a Bruegger's truck on its way to...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,312
Posted By wb647

First off, congrats on your commute! 1- Me:...

First off, congrats on your commute!

1- Me: Commuter, necesity biking, occasional recreational. Neighbor: Road bike, fitness freak. I asked my neighbor about the 'attitude,' and he said its not...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By wb647

I was faced with the same issue. I had to ride...

I was faced with the same issue. I had to ride starting on residential, to a residential main road, frontage road- and if the MUP wasn't plowed, the shoulder of a divided 4-lane 50mph county rd. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,533
Posted By wb647

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b8df31b312...

http://shim1.shutterfly.com/procgserv/47b8df31b3127cce98548825180000000027100YauWbdm0Y-
My winter beater (which at the time was my only bike!).
Forum: Commuting
04-12-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

Oh- and another thing- This is a great group of...

Oh- and another thing- This is a great group of people that post here. I appreciate all of your opinions and insights, espically for a reative novice as myself (two years bike commuting, a solid 1.5...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

I'm really lucky- 1.5 mile commute, and I only...

I'm really lucky- 1.5 mile commute, and I only have to stop once- if there's any vehicle coming, that is. Frequency of stopping isn't an issue.
Forum: Commuting
04-12-08, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

Bike commuting for me started out of thrift, and...

Bike commuting for me started out of thrift, and once I figured out I could get to work faster on a bike (more direct route w/ MUP's) than in a car, I was sold! I continue out of thift (about...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-08, 04:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

Thanks for the input. I had 'commuter clips'...

Thanks for the input.

I had 'commuter clips' on my old bike (they look like cages w/o the straps), and now with my new bike, I really miss the feel of having some sort of retention. The amount of...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-08, 10:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,079
Posted By wb647

Clip in pedals for a short commute?

I recently aquired a new bike, and, of course, have the itch to outfit it. Is it worth buying clip-in pedals for a 1.5 mile commute? I plan on using my new bike for recreational cycling, as well as...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 703
Posted By wb647

Best thing I've found- - ...

Best thing I've found- - http://www.peetshoedryer.com/

You can dry gloves on it as well. I have one at home and one at work.
Forum: Commuting
03-15-08, 04:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,886
Posted By wb647

Exactly! I have a 14 year-old Trek that I bought...

Exactly! I have a 14 year-old Trek that I bought at a co-op while I was in college. It was the previous year's model, hella cheap, and I didn't know any better. The darn thing just won't die, and...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 856
Posted By wb647

Couldn't agree more! I leave for work at 7:45pm,...

Couldn't agree more! I leave for work at 7:45pm, and my return trip gets me home at 6:45am, so I'm pretty much in the dark both trips this time of year. The evening drivers see me just fine; its...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By wb647

+1 Also, its really hard to shoot or spray a...

+1

Also, its really hard to shoot or spray a moving object while on a moving object. I wouldn't think of relying on pepper spray because of that, and additionally, most canisters only give you a...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By wb647

I'm too cheap to buy studded tires, so I just...

I'm too cheap to buy studded tires, so I just ride gingerly over the re-frozen slick spots. It changes my commute from 6 minutes to 10-12. The only other problem I have is what I call 'plow wash'...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-08, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,289
Posted By wb647

I was greeted with a beautiful 1/2 inch of fresh...

I was greeted with a beautiful 1/2 inch of fresh snow at daybreak. Wonderfully peacefull, quiet, and serene. Doesn't get much better!
Forum: Commuting
01-19-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,972
Posted By wb647

I started commuting in college to save time...

I started commuting in college to save time (versus walking or waiting for a campus bus). It never dawned on me to bike commute to work, since I had a car, of course! I tried it once a few years ago...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-08, 09:13 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,346
Posted By wb647

A) Occupation Police officer / paramedic ...

A) Occupation
Police officer / paramedic

B) Commuting Distance
1.5 miles

C) When at work I a) shower b) change clothes/clean up c) don't change clothes and hope for the best/clean...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,346
Posted By wb647

A) Occupation B) Commuting Distance ...

A) Occupation


B) Commuting Distance

C) When at work I a) shower b) change clothes/clean up c) don't change clothes and hope for the best/clean up

D) Where bike is parked

E) Number of...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,289
Posted By wb647

the air temp was - 9 f, with -26 f windchill,...

the air temp was - 9 f, with -26 f windchill, and I commute at night. I chickened out. :(
Forum: Commuting
01-12-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,760
Posted By wb647

I couldn't agree more about not asking for...

I couldn't agree more about not asking for permission. That's what I did, and no one complained; kind of like 'squatters rights.'

Since I started bike commuting, I've had two others try, but...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-08, 12:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,760
Posted By wb647

I park my bike under a stairway right off the...

I park my bike under a stairway right off the parking lot. convienently, there's a heater in the stairwell to melt the snow off and dry things off so my bike doesn't get rusty.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,019
Posted By wb647

A couple of years ago I started riding my bike to...

A couple of years ago I started riding my bike to work a couple times a week, just for the heck of it; its only 1.5 miles one way. I figured out that I could actually get to work faster on my bike...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-07, 07:04 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,664
Posted By wb647

I have difficulty with being charged with a crime...

I have difficulty with being charged with a crime that you didn't commit. Its one thing to be cited for a lesser offense that you DID do and have the more heinous crime waived, but to pull a random...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-07, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 908,289
Posted By wb647

Took my first winter spill this morning. ...

Took my first winter spill this morning.

I'm lucky enough to have plowed bike paths for about 2/3 of my commute, some of which are through some beautiful woods. When I was arriving back to...
Forum: Introductions
12-23-07, 11:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 155
Posted By wb647

Merry Christmas from Minnesota!

Long time reader (a few months, anyway), first time poster.

I've been biking to work for a couple of years, but never considered it once it got cold out, much less snowy. I stumbled upon these...
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