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07-17-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,476
Posted By jfan

Same here. I switched to Vibram 5 fingers about...

Same here. I switched to Vibram 5 fingers about 5yrs ago, and then found Merrill Barefoot and Vapor glove minimalist shoes w/zero heel drop. (Never could get totally used to my toes in individual...
07-14-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,374
Posted By jfan

Camel up at the 40mile mark, 3 full water...

Camel up at the 40mile mark, 3 full water bottles, some packable nutrition, and someone on standby to call in case of emergency or needed repair. Wouldn't that cover the final 68? I'm assuming it's...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,062
Posted By jfan

I don't commute in heavy rain, snow or ice on the...

I don't commute in heavy rain, snow or ice on the road or wind chill below 20f. Everything else is a go here in NW Ohio..
07-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By jfan

I had a ticking sound I couldn't track down, and...

I had a ticking sound I couldn't track down, and I couldn't replicate it on the stand. It only happened with weight on the bike. It turned out to be the seatpost. The LBS mechanic put some goop (I...
07-11-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,440
Posted By jfan

You can't out exercise a crappy diet. It's all...

You can't out exercise a crappy diet. It's all about calories in/calories out, and there's no way around it. Find a way to track calories that you're able to stick with for the long haul. I use...
07-07-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,356
Posted By jfan

I use Ride with GPS and have the premium...

I use Ride with GPS and have the premium subscription. It is a cinch to plot or edit a route and it puts the map and turn by turn directions onto my Garmin 520.
07-07-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,965
Posted By jfan

I've had this one for 2 years. I wanted the Gopro...

I've had this one for 2 years. I wanted the Gopro mount underneath. It's well built and no issues. www.amazon.com/Dymoece-Front-Computer-Garmin...
07-05-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By jfan

I had a similar issue just last week, a ticking...

I had a similar issue just last week, a ticking sound at the same point of the pedal cycle that I only could hear with weight on the cycle. I couldn't replicate it on the stand. If you have an alloy...
06-23-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,347
Posted By jfan

Other than a multivitamin, I don't believe in...

Other than a multivitamin, I don't believe in supplements either. Stay hydrated, eat half way decent and drink coffee. If I don't do any one of these, I notice a drop in energy, whether I ride that...
06-05-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,565
Posted By jfan

Same here, I charge every 2 weeks with about a...

Same here, I charge every 2 weeks with about a 1hr daily (round trip) commute.
06-02-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By jfan

3 year Cygolite Metro 800 and Hotshot user here...

3 year Cygolite Metro 800 and Hotshot user here on daily commute. x3yrs. (Don't need the Metro from around May-September). Very dependable, battery life still good.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,469
Posted By jfan

The wildlife I see every day and the energy I...

The wildlife I see every day and the energy I have when my workday starts....especially when I see my coworkers dragging their butts in.
03-31-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,230
Posted By jfan

No, I'm saying it should never have gotten to the...

No, I'm saying it should never have gotten to the point of an interaction. The lady was trying to ditch you, yet you still followed her to her home and kept ringing the doorbell until somebody...
03-31-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,230
Posted By jfan

He had no idea how she'd respond? How about the...

He had no idea how she'd respond? How about the fact that she tried to ditch him and he kept following her all the way to her house. That's not an indication of an ensuing pleasant interaction.
03-31-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,230
Posted By jfan

If she were to tell the police she was afraid...

If she were to tell the police she was afraid because you followed her home after a road incident, she is the victim. The police would agree and want to know why you took matters into your own hands...
03-31-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,230
Posted By jfan

If you follow someone to their home after what...

If you follow someone to their home after what the police would consider a road rage incident (no matter who's at fault), you are the perp, not the victim. Not to mention she could have shot you.
03-26-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,048
Posted By jfan

Drop bars for me. My winter commuter is a flat...

Drop bars for me. My winter commuter is a flat bar hybrid and anything over 5-6 miles causes wrist discomfort, even frequently changing positions with bar ends. On the hoods with the drop bars just...
03-23-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,638
Posted By jfan

I've had mine for 2+ years. I power off at stops...

I've had mine for 2+ years. I power off at stops of more than 30min, it will suck the juice in sleep mode. I also keep the backlight at 0 or 20%, which is plenty to see while night riding. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By jfan

I've been using an Ibera Pakrak bag and rack...

I've been using an Ibera Pakrak bag and rack system. The bag will hold everything you said including the shoes. It has a solid locking system that can be attached/detached in seconds. I've been using...
12-01-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,878
Posted By jfan

I'd ask the doctor exactly why he doesn't want me...

I'd ask the doctor exactly why he doesn't want me to ride below freezing. Maybe there's a valid reason/rationale. If it's just standard lipservice to all cardiac rehab patients, let him know that...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-18, 08:01 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,234
Posted By jfan

I use clipless for all of my riding. I too like...

I use clipless for all of my riding. I too like the sensation of being clipped in, and just the comfort of knowing my feet are on the right spot on the pedal. When I ride platforms, my goofy ocd...
11-23-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,973
Posted By jfan

I can vouch for these also for cold weather...

I can vouch for these also for cold weather riding. With a thin base layer, they're good into the mid teens on my 10mi commute. . I haven't received the asset compliments though.
11-17-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,701
Posted By jfan

Same here. I've bought 2 bikes on line and...

Same here. I've bought 2 bikes on line and picked them up in-store there in AA. The assembly and service was top notch.
11-07-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,156
Posted By jfan

....or you keep asking, "Does this bike make me...

....or you keep asking, "Does this bike make me look fat?"
11-04-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 687
Posted By jfan

How many years did that take? I find it hard to...

How many years did that take? I find it hard to believe that if your bike was kept indoors with blinds drawn that you had any UV degredation.
11-02-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By jfan

It'll take a cold day in Hell MI for me to shell...

It'll take a cold day in Hell MI for me to shell out 90 bones for a pair of gloves.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 11,403
Posted By jfan

I'd be dead if it weren't for a helmet. I have...

I'd be dead if it weren't for a helmet. I have no recollection of what happened on that day. Very little damage to the bike, and no one witnessed the incident (that's willing to talk about it,...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,291
Posted By jfan

I've been commuting for 4 years. This time of...

I've been commuting for 4 years. This time of year the weather can vary quite a bit, and it's a good time to dial in your cycling apparel. Write down what you wear and the weather conditions (Temp,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-18, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,738
Posted By jfan

Take a few notes about what you wore and the...

Take a few notes about what you wore and the temp/wind on each particular day, and whether you were too cold, too hot or just right. In short time, you'll be able to look at the weather and know...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,201
Posted By jfan

I had a standoff with a 10pt buck earlier this...

I had a standoff with a 10pt buck earlier this week. He stood at the edge of the path and stared at me. I stopped about 20ft away and gave a couple little shouts before he trotted across the path. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By jfan

I was in a similar boat as you. I commuted on a...

I was in a similar boat as you. I commuted on a Diamondback Trace Street hybrid for a couple years and wanted another bike. I went with a Fuji Sportif 1.0. It's much better equipped than the 1.9...
07-20-18, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,974
Posted By jfan

I got a pair from Wally World....wrap around type...

I got a pair from Wally World....wrap around type frames, progressive polarized bifocal lenses for 249 total. The clarity is much better that the RayBan's that I paid an awful lot more for,
07-20-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,550
Posted By jfan

I can vouch for the Cygolites. I've been using...

I can vouch for the Cygolites. I've been using the Metro (500 and 850) for 2+yrs.
07-20-18, 09:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,894
Posted By jfan

I don't think routes created in Garmin Connect...

I don't think routes created in Garmin Connect give you the turn by turn directions. If you create the route in "ridewithgps.com" it will. I create and store all my routes there and it's fairly easy...
06-25-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By jfan

If you're asking here, you're not sure if they're...

If you're asking here, you're not sure if they're garbage.....but you took them anyway. What do you think?
06-24-18, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By jfan

Concussed

I took a spill last night and conked my head really good. My helmet cracked and I received 6 stitches on the left side of my head. I don't remember anything about the ride, not even starting it. ...
06-19-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,346
Posted By jfan

Just how many casualties will it take for our...

Just how many casualties will it take for our government to wise up and outlaw these deadly Mongoose and pseudo Schwinn bikes? Think of the children for God's sake!
06-15-18, 09:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,084
Posted By jfan

So many people hang drying. Has anyone actually...

So many people hang drying. Has anyone actually seen degradation of material due to tumble drying? Like CC, I've got gear that's a few years old that's always been dried in the dryer (not 20yrs...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,254
Posted By jfan

I use the Vivoactive HR with a handlebar mount. ...

I use the Vivoactive HR with a handlebar mount. I have the Garmin cadence and speed sensors and a HRM chest strap. Takes about 30sec for everything to pair up, and then I'm good to go. Everything...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By jfan

Again, same here. I have the cheaper Garmin...

Again, same here. I have the cheaper Garmin chest strap and it works well. For the Vivoactive HR watch, I bought a 3rd party app that displays the speed, cadence, HR, distance and elapsed time on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,135
Posted By jfan

That's exactly what I use...uploads automatically...

That's exactly what I use...uploads automatically to Strava and MFP. I have speed and cadence sensors on both of my bikes and the watch syncs to them within 30sec. I still keep Cateye's on the...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,858
Posted By jfan

Excellent post, just about all of that applies to...

Excellent post, just about all of that applies to me. I commute almost everyday if there's no extreme weather or I have an appointment or something after work. I'm a little OCD about commuting and...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,471
Posted By jfan

Cell phone. I always felt that if it's something...

Cell phone. I always felt that if it's something that prevents me from riding, I probably need help. I conked my head on an overhead locker door just before leaving work the other day, and didn't...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-18, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By jfan

Same here....20-35F they are the ticket. Any...

Same here....20-35F they are the ticket. Any colder I either don't ride or wear my bulky thinsulate hunting gloves and maybe a liner. Any warmer and it's just the generic Performance bike gloves.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,949
Posted By jfan

When the wind chill is below 20f, ice or snow...

When the wind chill is below 20f, ice or snow sticking to the pavement, hard rain. I've got the layering down to where I'm comfortable to 20f and light rain/snow. I can't see adding another layer.
04-21-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,830
Posted By jfan

Your weight can vary by several pounds from day...

Your weight can vary by several pounds from day to day just due to sodium intake, bowel and bladder functions, stress, time of day, hydration levels, etc. Heavy exercise can cause a temporary weight...
04-21-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,830
Posted By jfan

I just hit my goal wt. of 175lbs from a high of...

I just hit my goal wt. of 175lbs from a high of 262 in late October. I had to do something, as I was gasping for air just tying my shoes, so I entered a rapid weight loss program (non surgical)...
04-12-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By jfan

Shimano thumb shifter

...on my Diamondback hybrid has become extremely difficult to shift to the large chainring. It's a Tourney model FD.
Along with being very hard to push, it also has a long range of motion. It's...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By jfan

Good idea. On a relatively short commute like...

Good idea. On a relatively short commute like that you can ride about anything to get your bum and your mind used to the daily pedaling, while getting experience to help determine what's best for...
04-09-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By jfan

I had good luck with Michelin City tires

I had good luck with Michelin City tires
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