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02-23-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 788
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in stiff-soled sneakers with toe clips....

I commute in stiff-soled sneakers with toe clips. A coule of years ago I started adding inserts with stiff arch supports. Easy, inexpensive and effective.
02-22-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By BobbyG

Ronno6 You said you were off the bike for two...

Ronno6 You said you were off the bike for two years and it must have been in your 60s. I don't compete, I commute, and I was off the bike for a year when I was 48 due to a bulging disk in my neck. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

Today, Saturday, I rode my old 12-speed. While...

Today, Saturday, I rode my old 12-speed. While technically not a commute (although I did mail three letters on the ride), it was even lighter and faster still! And the bike thermometer said 60F.
...
02-22-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By BobbyG

Way before I discovered bikeforums I bought a 26"...

Way before I discovered bikeforums I bought a 26" MTB to commute on. I quickly replaced the big chainring up front with the largest that would fit (53) because, like Miele Man I was spinning out. I...
02-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By BobbyG

I could feel and relate to your snow riding... ...

I could feel and relate to your snow riding...

...but then you glided out onto the frozen lake!

OMG! I actually held my breath!

I would love to try that! There are two man-made lakes on my...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

BTW It hit 48F at 2pm, and was down to 38 for my...

BTW It hit 48F at 2pm, and was down to 38 for my ride home, which also felt great, thanks to the much lighter bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By BobbyG

Whew! That's a Load Off..

Although the cold weather persists (10F this morning) the snow and ice have mostly receded from the storm earlier this week. So for the first time in three weeks I left my heavy, studded-tire snow...
02-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 816
Posted By BobbyG

I commute year round down to 5F, and many people...

I commute year round down to 5F, and many people ride in much colder temps than I do. The key is to eliminate exposed flesh.

And if you are completely covered, the effects of "wind chill" are...
02-19-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 581
Posted By BobbyG

My snow bike has v-brakes, and the front right...

My snow bike has v-brakes, and the front right pad will squeal a little when it's wet and cold.
02-17-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,682
Posted By BobbyG

It's legal in Colorado Springs unless posted. ...

It's legal in Colorado Springs unless posted.

Like some have posted above,I prefer riding in the street; riding in the street is faster. But when there is no bike lane, and the street is fast and...
02-16-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 545
Posted By BobbyG

A just re-read this thread. As usual, another...

A just re-read this thread. As usual, another nice execution wphamilton !

I just wanted to say that is not the seat for the World Naked Bike Ride...at least not for anyone with more body contour...
02-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By BobbyG

It looks like a very reliable setup, but I...

It looks like a very reliable setup, but I wouldn't enjoy commuting on a fixed gear. And with the hills and changes in terrain in Colorado Springs, I'd spend half my time stopped and changing the...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 386
Posted By BobbyG

[QUOTE=mcours2006;21327547]I can't be the only...

[QUOTE=mcours2006;21327547]I can't be the only one who's had a set of older shifters (4500 Tiagra triple) not shift in extreme cold. Temperature was -21C this morning. Neither side ended being able...
02-15-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 400
Posted By BobbyG

Save it. I don't use any GPS units other than my...

Save it. I don't use any GPS units other than my phone, but in my experience, having backup foranything has usually proven helpful.
02-15-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By BobbyG

Very smart!

Very smart!
02-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By BobbyG

Back in the late 1960s Camel cigarettes was...

Back in the late 1960s Camel cigarettes was re-using their old slogan "I'd walk a mile for a Camel". As a kid I'd see it on billboards, busses, magazines and even TV! (cigarette ads on TV not banned...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 695
Posted By BobbyG

PDXCarless Any tire that uses a tube can be made...

PDXCarless Any tire that uses a tube can be made more flat resistant with tire liners. A couple of the advantages of tire liners are that tires with more supple sidewalls can be used, and less...
02-13-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 656
Posted By BobbyG

That is awesome!

That is awesome!
02-11-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,770
Posted By BobbyG

laychris Professional riders have used indoor...

laychris Professional riders have used indoor trainers for over a century. There is no shame in "riding the spinning bike". There are many reasons people make use of indoor spin bikes, schedules,...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-20, 08:53 AM
02-09-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By BobbyG

I did a little less bike commuting when we had...

I did a little less bike commuting when we had the kids at home and kids needed to be picked up, and errands needed to be run. Those that could be done by bike I did, otherwise I drove that day. ...
02-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,598
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute.

I bike commute.
02-07-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By BobbyG

Miele Man I only have experience with 26x1.65...

Miele Man
I only have experience with 26x1.65 Suomi Nokian W-106 studded snow tires, and only the last three winters, and my experience is the studs only help on ice. Deep tread and lower tire...
02-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 784
Posted By BobbyG

There is the rule of law, and then there is...

There is the rule of law, and then there is common courtesy and discretion (the better part of valor).
Ollie's immature, combative attitude almost ensures an unhappy ending.
"Here lies Ollie...he...
02-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,965
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x360/hqdefault_5ef77d50e3abb10edc260c614ab2f1853e68ea5b.jpg
02-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By BobbyG

Long ago I had a headlight mounted to my fork...

Long ago I had a headlight mounted to my fork crown with a bracket that lifted it high. NOw I use an LED light on the bars, but if it rains I strap it to the left front fork so I can drape my rain...
02-07-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,510
Posted By BobbyG

When I was 4 my cousin put me on the back of a...

When I was 4 my cousin put me on the back of a full size Schwinn tandem and my foot immediately got caught in the spokes. When I was 8 or 9 I think my mom put me on the back of a tandem at a...
02-06-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By BobbyG

The City Where Cyclists are Unwelcome...

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200205-the-worst-place-in-the-world-to-be-a-cyclist

I ran across this article from the BBC. The headlines are a bit sensationalized, and the reporting is a...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

This is the latest... ...

This is the latest...
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1178587-rain-cape-2-0-success.html
02-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,357
Posted By BobbyG

Every ride is a victory lap after what you had...

Every ride is a victory lap after what you had been through. May you enjoy many more for years to come!
02-05-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 945
Posted By BobbyG

When I acquired my 1984 Nishiki 12-speed in 2009...

When I acquired my 1984 Nishiki 12-speed in 2009 I ("only" 47) immediately put a smaller small front ring on it to deal with the hills of Colorado Springs. Ten years later at 58 I put a wider spread...
02-05-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By BobbyG

I can't figure how to get baseball cards in the...

I can't figure how to get baseball cards in the spokes...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

Studded snow tires. I learned a whole bunch in...

Studded snow tires.
I learned a whole bunch in the WInter Cycling forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
https://youtu.be/vMPNdmlKj_Y
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

Yes! I wondered what all the fuss about wool...

Yes!
I wondered what all the fuss about wool socks was...until I bought a pair.
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

I see you recently joined bikeforums....welcome! ...

I see you recently joined bikeforums....welcome!

I have commuted to work by bike since 1992. After I discovered bikeforums in 2009 I learned better, safer, easier and more comfortable ways to...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Posted By BobbyG

Fenders + rain gear = fun! ...

Fenders + rain gear = fun!
https://youtu.be/kfyQUlfzOFU

FWIW, I wear stiff-soled sneakers with toe-clips and just put plastic grocery bags over my socks when it rains.
02-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By BobbyG

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for...

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for your son (and any other kids in your family). And that is very real! Not only will you reap the benefits of improved physical and mental health, but so...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in Colorado Springs year-round with toe...

I commute in Colorado Springs year-round with toe clips. I find low-top skate-board shoes with a firm sole to be just fine. Low-top, to keep my ankle roating free.
In the snow and rain I wrap a...
02-02-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By BobbyG

MUP-Lock...

I usually favor the road over local MUPS due to congestion in nice weather.

I had a hankering to ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail again, and figured I would have to slow or even stop for...
02-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By BobbyG

Any ride that doesn't involve hitting a tree is a...

Any ride that doesn't involve hitting a tree is a good ride....no wait, even when you hit a tree it's a good ride!
02-01-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,778
Posted By BobbyG

ABCDE...Always Be Capturing Digital Evidence.

ABCDE...Always Be Capturing Digital Evidence.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By BobbyG

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter...

Thanks to this thread I rode my studded winter bike today since temps were expected to hover around freezing and some moisture was expected. My snow bike is big and heavy, but with the Nokian...
01-28-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By BobbyG

OldJack9211 One thing you may notice "after many...

OldJack9211 One thing you may notice "after many years of not riding" is that you may not be able to handle straight bars, or drop bars, or an upright or more forward leaning position. I've been...
01-28-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,203
Posted By BobbyG

:roflmao:Thanks, Bruce...I almost spit out the...

:roflmao:Thanks, Bruce...I almost spit out the tea I was drinking.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,622
Posted By BobbyG

There was a little light rain and flurry action...

There was a little light rain and flurry action last night, and this morning I had to decide to take my heavier, slower snow bike with its studded snow tires, or my main bike with smooth tires. I...
01-27-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,286
Posted By BobbyG

FWIW...When overtaking anything on the MUP, I...

FWIW...When overtaking anything on the MUP, I ring my bell or toot my horn well in advance and slow while waiting for acknowledgement, whether a wave, a glance, gathering a dog leash or moving to the...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By BobbyG

Delta Cycle AirZound Airhorn ...

Delta Cycle AirZound Airhorn
https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Cycle-Airzound-Hooter-Rechargeable/dp/B000ACAMJC
01-26-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By BobbyG

Sixth row down, second from left: ...

Sixth row down, second from left:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/541x960/83687591_10156931733268123_416558926599815168_n_026f188ec5c3593a0ef8bea80332fbae295dc238.jpg
From the...
01-25-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.******.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comment...

https://www.******.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/1hjpve/eli5_why_are_the_suffixes_of_motorcycle_and/
01-25-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By BobbyG

bikerbobbbb I commute year round down to 5F. My...

bikerbobbbb I commute year round down to 5F. My three bikes sit outside in an unheated shed. Below 15F the bikes sometimes feel kinda stiff for a couple of minutes, and using the pump to top off...
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