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Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

bought a second WTB Byway tire so now i have a...

bought a second WTB Byway tire so now i have a complete new set to put on my commuter eventually. I have 4,719 miles so far 80-90% (maybe more than that) commuting on the road.
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode to work Monday 17+ miles or so. I rode...

I rode to work Monday 17+ miles or so. I rode home but front derailleur would not shift to the big chain ring. I have been thinking that the cable is going bad but Monday confirmed it. 4719 miles on...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,939
Posted By RidingMatthew

this is what I was hoping for in an answer.......

this is what I was hoping for in an answer.... not a discussion of the validity or lack thereof for DST.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,939
Posted By RidingMatthew

wow did not mean for this to turn so angry so...

wow did not mean for this to turn so angry so fast..

people chill out.

I guess I will keep riding and make sure my lights are charged up no matter what. i have to leave the house at 0630 to get...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By RidingMatthew

not necessarily the cleat but the shoes. I have...

not necessarily the cleat but the shoes. I have road and Mtn bike shoes both are SPD. the Road ones are stiffer and in turn faster.
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have walked over a couple buildings with my...

i have walked over a couple buildings with my current job wearing SPD mtn shoes. They seem to work well enough. I don't think i am giving up much in regards to efficiency with those shoes. Plus the...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,939
Posted By RidingMatthew

So i will have more daylight in the morning or...

So i will have more daylight in the morning or evening? i think they should split the difference and then not change time at all. I know that would be confusing to explain but It might be perfect for...
09-10-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,288
Posted By RidingMatthew

great write up of the ride! Great pictures of the...

great write up of the ride! Great pictures of the ride! Plus a great look at how you made the bags. They look great!
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 856
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have always commuted with SPD. All my bikes are...

I have always commuted with SPD. All my bikes are SPL. Somedays I have thought about switching the road bike to SPD SL but never did because I like being able to use my road shoe or mtn bike shoe...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,939
Posted By RidingMatthew

Brain is tired but when DST ends

will it be dark at 0630 or more light at 0630? It was very dark at 0630 this week. I know fall back but does that mean that 0630 will be as dark as 0530 now or 0730? always confused by this.
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

congrats on the run mgw4jc. I was able to get 20...

congrats on the run mgw4jc. I was able to get 20 miles before work this morning. I am within a couple hundred miles of all the miles I rode in 2018. I am so happy excited about that.
09-07-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,092
Posted By RidingMatthew

My take

That is very cool and rare! No lights or cameras on my multi use paths.

My son and I walked across Prices Fork in Blacksburg this past labor day weekend at a crosswalk as we crossed the road 😀
...
09-07-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By RidingMatthew

dsaul yes that is the event. Thanks for your...

dsaul yes that is the event. Thanks for your help. That is good to know.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,110
Posted By RidingMatthew

I like some honey mixed in peanut butter with...

I like some honey mixed in peanut butter with raisins for good measure. It seems like a winning combo of stuff. Might just all be in my mind but tastes good when I feel myself running a little...
09-04-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By RidingMatthew

chas58 Thanks for the clarification. I am not...

chas58 Thanks for the clarification. I am not sure how long 90 miles of gravel with 6000ft of elevation gain will take me.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

good luck on getting used to the North Carolina...

good luck on getting used to the North Carolina heat and humidity! it is tough but thankfully moving into fall soon.... maybe ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 10,110
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have used Honey Stinger and really like them.

I have used Honey Stinger and really like them.
09-04-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,217
Posted By RidingMatthew

i usually ring my bell twice and as i get closer...

i usually ring my bell twice and as i get closer say "coming up behind you" I have found that to be less confusing and I scare less people unless they have their headphones in. Then all bets are off....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

crazyravr let us know how you like the shoes and...

crazyravr let us know how you like the shoes and the tires. I am looking for some casual riding shoes for when touring and riding around with my 9yo son.
09-04-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks wheelsmcgee that is a good start to a list...

thanks wheelsmcgee that is a good start to a list as I think through the plan for the ride.
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15,262
Views: 11,009,843
Posted By RidingMatthew

great looking bike. what kind of commute do you...

great looking bike. what kind of commute do you have? looks like you are running knobby tires
09-03-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By RidingMatthew

hmm thanks. I guess I need to think about my...

hmm thanks. I guess I need to think about my nutrition a bit more for this ride. I know that gravel is harder than road so that means burning more calories. It is not a race but I would prefer to not...
09-02-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drop Bag

90 mile Riders can have a gallon zip-loc drop bag which will be at the mile 50 Aid Station

i have never done an event like this but what would this be for? what would i put in the drop bag?...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

Good rides to and from yesterday with much cooler...

Good rides to and from yesterday with much cooler temps. I think i like my new helmet. Hard to tell if it is actually cooler since the temps are about 22 degrees cooler than they were a week ago. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

it arrived today �� I will try it out tomorrow I...

it arrived today �� I will try it out tomorrow I guess


Tried it on sitting in the house so much smaller and less material sticking out the back. I think it will work well for me.
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

We have had similar weather patterns north by...

We have had similar weather patterns north by north east of you in the Triad. Yesterday afternoon was probably as close to looking a hurricane as I would want to come strong strong winds rain coming...
08-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 14,217
Posted By RidingMatthew

I am a lycra (I am riding 12-15 miles one way...

I am a lycra (I am riding 12-15 miles one way most days) wearing bike commuter who uses a multi use path for part of my commute. I ring my bell (knog Oi) twice while I am behind people and then I say...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 119,220
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have seen many snakes 3-4 lately mostly black...

i have seen many snakes 3-4 lately mostly black rat snakes but I did see one that was black and yellow. I did hang around to examine too closely.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks! I am bit worried about it fitting my...

Thanks!

I am bit worried about it fitting my head. I hope it fits my head well. Not wanting to have to figure out how to return if it doesn't fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

New helmet online

I sure hope it fits well Giro Syntax in matte white and gray.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x700/12048_0affac66ed17ddefe9da85e6e5ed49d4fd81990e.jpg

Syntax Mips
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

rode home after a nice sized storm moved through...

rode home after a nice sized storm moved through the area Tuesday pm. It was dry all the way home and only 73F which was nice because before the storm it was 96F+

rode in this morning but might...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

bought a RAVx side pull water bottle holder for...

bought a RAVx side pull water bottle holder for my son after our long ride a weekend or so ago he needs one that he can maneuver himself. plus it was RED and less than $4.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,131
Posted By RidingMatthew

i was thinking the same. i would love to see some...

i was thinking the same. i would love to see some humidity in the 40-50's. I think that my sweat doesn't evaporate because the air is 80+ % humidity already.
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,314
Posted By RidingMatthew

i use Cygolite as well. I have a Expilion 850 and...

i use Cygolite as well. I have a Expilion 850 and metro 550.. I also run an Orphos Pro front light in the fall- winter
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,131
Posted By RidingMatthew

i use a Halo and sometimes carry a bandanna to...

i use a Halo and sometimes carry a bandanna to wipe my eyes and behind my glasses. When i stop i make a point to take my helmet off and hope that the halo evaporates the water first.
08-12-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have used Road ID for years. free used to use...

I have used Road ID for years. free used to use the iOS but am now on Android... works on both.

I tried to use the find my friends but I like the Road ID because it shows the route I am riding. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

well it is getting to be darker in the mornings...

well it is getting to be darker in the mornings than it used to be.. it seems earlier this year but maybe I am just forgetting how the time changes.

mid 60s on the way in fairly humid but pleasant...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,713
Posted By RidingMatthew

In my opinion

I feel the same way sometimes. I have noticed that when I commute 4-5 days a week and then go out for the LBS ride I am tired. I think it is because I am riding all week and my body gets tired. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 119,220
Posted By RidingMatthew

wow Yikes!

wow Yikes!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,646
Views: 640,060
Posted By RidingMatthew

i am pleased with my Performance bike G2 bike...

i am pleased with my Performance bike G2 bike stand !
08-07-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 163,614
Posted By RidingMatthew

CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice...

CyclingFever that is a great shot, nice perspective!
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

It felt really good this morning and even on the...

It felt really good this morning and even on the way home. I saw one jerk driving today but I did not let it bother me because it was almost pleasant out. I also had not ridden in three days and legs...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 119,220
Posted By RidingMatthew

i found a turtle and snake on the way home today....

i found a turtle and snake on the way home today. Almost rolled right over the snake! :innocent:
07-30-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 163,614
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks man! That is legit for most people. ...

Thanks man! That is legit for most people.

Thanks noglider I will do so tomorrow evening.
07-29-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 163,614
Posted By RidingMatthew

Epic ride Saturday NEW RIVER TRAIL STATE PARK

Rode 34.9 miles with my 9 year old son for Ice cream. I miscalculated how far it was but he made it the whole way. New River Trail state park in VA.
...
07-26-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 163,614
Posted By RidingMatthew

what tires you have on that bike? they work well...

what tires you have on that bike? they work well for the GAP? why the massive ride? out and back props to you my friend
Forum: Commuting
07-26-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

Cooler temps this morning too! 58F is the...

Cooler temps this morning too!
58F is the lowest i saw on the Garmin. i did not wear a vest it was sorta chilly but I survived :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18,826
Views: 3,774,043
Posted By RidingMatthew

a Zefal clamp on mirror to use while riding with...

a Zefal clamp on mirror to use while riding with my son... so i don't have to use my mirror on my glasses.

he said "i don't know why you need a mirror i am usually in front of you"


may have...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 44,198
Posted By RidingMatthew

I drove yesterday because if the rain storms...

I drove yesterday because if the rain storms yesterday. I am not sure when it started but the rain gauge at home show 3" of rain. Supposedly was a lot Monday night and all day Tuesday.

this...
07-23-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,179
Views: 163,614
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have a picture almost exactly like that. i...

i have a picture almost exactly like that.

i need to get back up there with my Salsa Journeyman. that trail made me want a fatter tire bike than the 700x30mm cyclocross tires.
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