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06-20-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Yeah, I don't miss mine either :D

Yeah, I don't miss mine either :D
06-20-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Yikes! But that is very unusual.

Yikes! But that is very unusual.
06-20-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
06-12-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Wow, old thread! I haven't been here for a long...

Wow, old thread! I haven't been here for a long wile:) Still riding, just not as enthusiastic as before. Anyway, I'm glad to report that I have had no issues riding without a gallbladder. Other than...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

They make them now more like drybags, with...

They make them now more like drybags, with roll-tops which makes them less convenient for commuting IMHO. So yeah, these older ones are the perfect size for commuting. The Champlains are larger and...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

These are Axiom Lasalle panniers, the Journey...

These are Axiom Lasalle panniers, the Journey series, designed to be the front panniers while the larger Champlain were meant to be the rear set. They're both discontinued.
Forum: Commuting
03-08-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,713
Posted By AdamDZ

Hey :) Thanks!

Hey :) Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
03-08-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,713
Posted By AdamDZ

I really think it depends on the area/city. New...

I really think it depends on the area/city. New York, Portland and other places where lots of people ride probably don't exhibit this as much. And as far as commercial are considered: yeah, most are...
Forum: Commuting
03-08-14, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

It's a Topeak Tour Guide bag. Yes, it does get in...

It's a Topeak Tour Guide bag. Yes, it does get in the way of the light but not by much. It's already mounted low with a Thorn accessory bar. I may try lowering it even further. I tried mounting the...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

Thank you :) It's an incredibly comfortable bike...

Thank you :) It's an incredibly comfortable bike indeed. I just wish I could fulfill its destiny by going on along tour.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 03:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,903
Posted By AdamDZ

I used to keep my bikes in my room but I was...

I used to keep my bikes in my room but I was growing tired of the related mess, I want to have a "quieter" room without all the visual noise. But I was living on the ground floor so I would just roll...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,713
Posted By AdamDZ

That doesn't offend me at all. It's just human...

That doesn't offend me at all. It's just human stupidity. But I guess it may be more prevalent in other locations. In large cities where lots of people ride I think this is less of a problem,...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,899
Posted By AdamDZ

I used to have a dedicated commuter bike but it...

I used to have a dedicated commuter bike but it was stolen last year so I started riding my Surly Disc Trucker to work that was supposed to be my touring bike but I haven't done any touring in years....
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By AdamDZ

Another one for Ergon.

Another one for Ergon.
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

This is what I ride these days. ...

This is what I ride these days.

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Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By AdamDZ

You're looking at it the wrong way: it's not...

You're looking at it the wrong way: it's not about putting on body armor to protect yourself from harm but about making changes to your riding to avoid this harm from coming to you again. Think...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,713
Posted By AdamDZ

Bike commuting or camping is offensive to poor...

Bike commuting or camping is offensive to poor people? This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever heard. This is so stupid that I don't even know how to respond to this other than with a...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 151,088
Posted By AdamDZ

First post in a long time and yesterday was my...

First post in a long time and yesterday was my first bike commute since early December. First winter in a while that I stopped riding, just couldn't take the cold any more. Yesterday was upper 30s...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,818
Posted By AdamDZ

If drivers complain about your light being too...

If drivers complain about your light being too bright that means it's working as planned. I couldn't care less either if it annoys anybody. No week passes by without several pedestrians and cyclists...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 10:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,179
Posted By AdamDZ

I just tend to err on the side of caution,...

I just tend to err on the side of caution, sometimes perhaps too much. But for me getting to work 10 minutes later is a fair tradeoff for some extra safety. And yeah, definitely, my Roubaix doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By AdamDZ

I don't recall a tall guy on a folder wearing a...

I don't recall a tall guy on a folder wearing a red helmet :) I'm sure, I'd take notice! So I guess our rides don't overlap.

I remember once in Winter I rode over the WillyB bridge entirely by...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,179
Posted By AdamDZ

It depends on the commute too. I pass two metal...

It depends on the commute too. I pass two metal bridges (one is a draw bridge) with unprotected gaps, some run alongside, they can swallow a 32 tire. I'd be afraid to ride on a road bike. All it...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By AdamDZ

I also try to ride every day. I live in Queens...

I also try to ride every day. I live in Queens and work in Manhattan so we ride the opposite ways. Although I had a long break this Winter due to surgery. I mostly ride over the Williamsburg bridge...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,077
Posted By AdamDZ

To me it's "crazy" to sit in the traffic on the...

To me it's "crazy" to sit in the traffic on the way to work. But that seems what the majority thinks of as "normal" so go figure.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 118,356
Posted By AdamDZ

Just started commuting regularly again several...

Just started commuting regularly again several weeks ago after recovering from a messy gallbladder surgery. Pretty nice weather for riding for the last couple of weeks. After the Sandy storm we had...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,179
Posted By AdamDZ

I have a carbon Specialized Roubaix with Apex...

I have a carbon Specialized Roubaix with Apex group. I love this bike for weekend rides but I wouldn't commute on it for these reasons:

1) Has no ability to carry any significant cargo. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,462
Posted By AdamDZ

Second picture is the cutest:)

Second picture is the cutest:)
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,032
Posted By AdamDZ

I'm so glad to see you're recovering so well. I...

I'm so glad to see you're recovering so well. I can't even begin to imagine what you and your family have gone through. I had a bad gallbladder surgery last Fall and I was in a hospital for 5 days...
Forum: Touring
11-10-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,313
Posted By AdamDZ

Yeah, I'm in NYC and I can see the site now....

Yeah, I'm in NYC and I can see the site now. Uff...
Forum: Touring
11-09-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,313
Posted By AdamDZ

Neil, did you try running diagnostics on the...

Neil, did you try running diagnostics on the drive? Each major manufacturer has a diagnostics utility. The only catch usually is that it can't be connected to a RAID controller in any RAID mode. And...
Forum: Touring
11-08-12, 08:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,313
Posted By AdamDZ

Besides the fact that I am going through...

Besides the fact that I am going through withdrawal not getting my daily fix of journal reading... I can easily wait until the site is fixed:) good luck Neil, don't feel bad, you're doing awesome job...
10-08-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, the pain was...

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, the pain was unbearable. I'll have nightmares for a while. Mine was also badly infected and there was a chance of rupture which can be problematic.

I'm 45yo, but...
10-05-12, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

A lot of people can adjust to eat almost normal...

A lot of people can adjust to eat almost normal diet without a gallbladder, but for most it means low fat diet or bad diarrhea since there isn't enough bile avialble to digest large amounts of fat....
10-05-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Thanks a lot. That's definitely good news to me :)

Thanks a lot. That's definitely good news to me :)
10-05-12, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,155
Posted By AdamDZ

Cycling without gallbladder?

So I suddenly found myself without a gallbladder. It was a messy surgery, the damn thing was badly infected, so it'll take a few weeks to recover. But now I wonder how lack of the gallbladder and...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,310
Posted By AdamDZ

No helmet will protect your entire face from the...

No helmet will protect your entire face from the sun. I wear 50sfp sunblock that's made for face, doesn't itch, on long dayrides and never get burns. Wear a thin HeadSweats skullcap under the helmet...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,490
Posted By AdamDZ

You're certainly entitled to have your own...

You're certainly entitled to have your own opinion.

OP, try Butt'r.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,812
Posted By AdamDZ

Precisely. However, when confronted and you point...

Precisely. However, when confronted and you point at the camera, they may be more likely to STFU and leave you alone as suddenly their anonymity disappears.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:25 PM
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,462
Posted By AdamDZ

You'd have to build up a lot of muscles to notice...

You'd have to build up a lot of muscles to notice significant gain from cycling.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15,254
Views: 10,980,641
Posted By AdamDZ

The latest "version" of my Kommuter with Inertia...

The latest "version" of my Kommuter with Inertia Designs pannier, Wald basket and Topeak Trunk.

http://a-world.net/files/cycling/2012/07/26/01.jpg
...
07-19-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,006
Posted By AdamDZ

We need laws that would actually force the police...

We need laws that would actually force the police to investigate crashes properly and punish cops severely for botched investigations. Otherwise all these laws are pretty much useless.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,032
Posted By AdamDZ

Yeah, this is awesome. I haven't checked their...

Yeah, this is awesome. I haven't checked their Facebook page in a couple of weeks. This is great news. Yeah, the doctors did an amazing job but I guess he was very lucky too. The injuries were...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-12, 04:34 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,510
Posted By AdamDZ

Indeed. It is creepy.

Indeed. It is creepy.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,577
Posted By AdamDZ

You clearly don't understand, and I don't mean to...

You clearly don't understand, and I don't mean to offend you. I hope you will give this a shot and learn how to shift while climbing. I shift while climbing all the time. There is no stress...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,577
Posted By AdamDZ

Don't attack the hill by speeding madly, you'll...

Don't attack the hill by speeding madly, you'll just burn out faster with little benefit. To the contrary: rest on the downhill and keep your cadence constant so you approach the hill rested, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,901
Posted By AdamDZ

Almost any fenders will work. Just bend the...

Almost any fenders will work. Just bend the struts.

Like this:

http://a-world.net/files/cycling/KonaSutra/Build/2010/03/26/21.jpg
...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,221
Posted By AdamDZ

I actually dumped all deodorants. I haven't used...

I actually dumped all deodorants. I haven't used any in many months. Purell Hand Sanitizer is the best damn deodorant on this side of the Milky Way. Works a whole lot better than any deodorant I ever...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,510
Posted By AdamDZ

I don't like to draft others and I don't like...

I don't like to draft others and I don't like when others draft me simply because I don't trust strangers with their skills not to crash into me. Besides, I blow my nose often so drafting me might...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 04:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,361
Posted By AdamDZ

"Built it myself from old parts, no idea how much...

"Built it myself from old parts, no idea how much it cost"
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