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Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Great pics! Glad someone is riding!!

Great pics! Glad someone is riding!!
Forum: Commuting
05-12-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Welcome to commuting and the forum! Weird time...

Welcome to commuting and the forum! Weird time for both - I think we're all jonesing to get back to the daily ride (I know I am)!
Forum: Commuting
05-07-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

I'm impressed by you folks who are getting up and...

I'm impressed by you folks who are getting up and doing your commute before working from home. Impressed because I'm not doing it! I did have to go to the office yesterday and rode. It was great!!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Makes perfect sense to me! I'm riding about 2-3...

Makes perfect sense to me! I'm riding about 2-3 times a week and I agree, recreational rides just don't do it. I find it hard to get motivated to just ride without a destination.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Apparently Indiana isn't part of that contest or...

Apparently Indiana isn't part of that contest or has no creativity, Indiana Stay-At-Home Order. I've been reading other's posts about riding to work and living vicariously. This day 10 at home for...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

First day of work from home. I'm thinking I'll go...

First day of work from home. I'm thinking I'll go for a ride each afternoon, or at least that's what I was telling myself on the way home yesterday. Today's motivation is not matching yesterday's
Forum: Commuting
03-16-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

I noticed less traffic on the trails last week...

I noticed less traffic on the trails last week but today it was really obvious on the roads. Dramatically less traffic - kinda spooky
03-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

I drilled out the old one last night and had to...

I drilled out the old one last night and had to retap the hole (note to self, don't use loctite). Unfortunately, there's really no room behind the stay for much of a nut.

I'm curious why more...
03-11-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

Disk brakes

Disk brakes
03-11-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

Referring to your post about maintenance I admit...

Referring to your post about maintenance I admit I can get lax, but I'm pretty sure you're right and this wasn't loose. It was only on there for about a month and I used loctite! I'm getting the...
03-11-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

Sure, it's an older Planet Bike KOKO rack (non...

Sure, it's an older Planet Bike KOKO rack (non disk), and I have the exact same rack on my steel bike
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03-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

Understood - isn't stainless more brittle?

Understood - isn't stainless more brittle?
03-11-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 968
Posted By arsprod

Keep breaking rack bolts

I've now broken left side rack bolts three times on my aluminum winter commuter. The bolts are the black steel ones and before I drill out the piece that's in there and bolt it again I'm wondering if...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

I don't think it's robustness as much as...

I don't think it's robustness as much as insanity?! That's a beautiful bike and reminds me how grateful I am that I can store my bike inside. I'd be worried all day about leaving mine locked outside....
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Never... at least not that I'd ever be willing to...

Never... at least not that I'd ever be willing to admit publicly! Bit chilly this morning at 29 - starting to get used to 50's and sunshine, which means we'll have 20's and snow soon!
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Sometimes snow is pretty, sometimes it's just wet...

Sometimes snow is pretty, sometimes it's just wet white stuff. Today it's the latter
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

40F and day 2 of steady rain. Put my rain jacket...

40F and day 2 of steady rain. Put my rain jacket on this morning and discovered it was still wet (yikes) so put on another shirt and wore my warm weather rain jacket. It worked really well... who...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

OK, that was cold - 2F. Fortunately, the trails...

OK, that was cold - 2F. Fortunately, the trails and streets were clear of snow and ice and the modest wind was going my way. I was comfortable except for the spot between my glasses and face mask -...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Last evening we had a combination of sleet and...

Last evening we had a combination of sleet and rain which then turned to snow. Morning's ride wasn't bad but temps are supposed to drop from 31F this morning to low 20's this afternoon, then low...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

29F this morning and starting at 1p we're under a...

29F this morning and starting at 1p we're under a winter weather advisory. Does that mean that this isn't real winter weather?!
Forum: Commuting
02-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Ouch, glad you're ok! I had a similar incident...

Ouch, glad you're ok! I had a similar incident just over a year ago - riding through crosswalk (what we call them), driver on one side stopped, driver on the other side drove through. It was in the...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

I had the same experience with my first set of...

I had the same experience with my first set of studs, Nokian 160's. Someone told me to try Schwalbe Marathon Winters (NOT Schwalbe Winter, Marathon Winter) and the skies opened and the angels sang!...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Rutted ice is why I have side-studded tires - we...

Rutted ice is why I have side-studded tires - we get it a lot. 25F this morning, more snow than ice
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Ice! All the rain yesterday seemed to have flash...

Ice! All the rain yesterday seemed to have flash frozen this morning. No problem for studdly tires. Forecast is for sleet, freezing rain, some snow - all euphemisms for ice. It's still winter
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Wow, that sucks! A couple years ago I had a...

Wow, that sucks! A couple years ago I had a plastic bag fly into my chain, snap off the derailleur and a couple spokes, break the chain after it wrapped around the wheel. We forget how fast the chain...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Wow, you picked a helluva time of year to start...

Wow, you picked a helluva time of year to start back - good for you! 32F, no snow, no rain, no wind... close enough to perfect short of being 40 degrees warmer
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

True dat

True dat
Forum: Commuting
01-24-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

40F and rain, yuck. Temps supposed to drop and...

40F and rain, yuck. Temps supposed to drop and rain snow mix tomorrow, much more fun to ride in!
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to...

Wait, you knew my father? He used to say that to us all the time... funny guy!?
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Easy solution, don't stand! Much warmer this...

Easy solution, don't stand! Much warmer this morning at 32F, but the sunshine is gone and rain and snow are on the way.
Forum: Commuting
01-22-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Cool bike! We almost never get slush, turns to...

Cool bike! We almost never get slush, turns to rutted ice so I'll stick with my skinny studly tires on brisk 18F degree mornings like today
Forum: Commuting
01-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

No work yesterday and glad, temps were barely in...

No work yesterday and glad, temps were barely in double digits, today it's a balmy 25F
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Same here (except temp was 32F). I don't know if...

Same here (except temp was 32F). I don't know if it's because the temp was right on the edge of freezing but fog seemed heavy and wet. Today's supposed to be our last day of above normal temps... sigh
Forum: Commuting
01-15-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,789
Posted By arsprod

That! There's no bad weather just bad gear.

That! There's no bad weather just bad gear.
Forum: Commuting
01-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,789
Posted By arsprod

10 year, 4 season commuter, 59, and my personal...

10 year, 4 season commuter, 59, and my personal rule is I ride unless I need a vehicle. The longer I do this the less I need a vehicle. My commute is 22 miles mostly on MUP's.
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01-09-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 35,728
Posted By arsprod

"on your left!"

"on your left!"
Forum: Commuting
01-08-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

LMAO! Unlike our fearless Canadian brethren I...

LMAO! Unlike our fearless Canadian brethren I would NOT be riding in -41F temps!!
Forum: Commuting
01-07-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

You California guys should be banned from winter...

You California guys should be banned from winter commuting updates! :notamused: 26F here, but really amazing sunrise
Forum: Commuting
01-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,411
Posted By arsprod

Thanks for getting the 2020 thread started! First...

Thanks for getting the 2020 thread started! First commute of the year - 41F, not a bad start!
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

A bit warmer this morning at 19F. I noticed the...

A bit warmer this morning at 19F. I noticed the counter that records number of trail users at a downtown intersection was only at 7 this morning. I'm assuming that's because people are starting...
Forum: Commuting
12-19-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

12F with windchills of -7. Actually not so bad...

12F with windchills of -7. Actually not so bad now that most of the snow and ice are cleared. I'm looking forward to temps over freezing to get rest of it - there's one street in my neighborhood...
Forum: Commuting
12-18-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

It's finally plowed! Riding on a clear trailway...

It's finally plowed! Riding on a clear trailway is sooooo nice even if it is only 20F
Forum: Commuting
12-17-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

Day 2 of unplowed trails. Well that's not totally...

Day 2 of unplowed trails. Well that's not totally true - they plowed yesterday afternoon, which created a frozen layer and then it snowed again on top of that. Worse this morning than yesterday.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

About 4" of snow overnight and dpw didn't touch...

About 4" of snow overnight and dpw didn't touch any of the trails. Expecting another 3-5" starting at 2p and an interesting ride home.
12-13-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By arsprod

Ooh that's cool - no, mine doesn't

Ooh that's cool - no, mine doesn't
12-13-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By arsprod

I'm 99% sure the disk is on correctly - arrows...

I'm 99% sure the disk is on correctly - arrows are clear and in the right direction, pedaling backwards doesn't set off the motor. Fingers crossed on the new controller - thanks!
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

A bit warmer this morning at 30F and calm winds....

A bit warmer this morning at 30F and calm winds. I have a piece of my commute that takes me into some alleys behind some downtown bars and restaurants. Unfortunately, it seems to be THE place people...
12-12-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By arsprod

I did ask for a new controller and they are...

I did ask for a new controller and they are sending one. Looking for ideas if it's not the controller
12-12-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By arsprod

PAS issues

I recently put an ebikeling waterproof kit on a 29'er. I've not been able to get PAS to work for more than a few seconds - it will start with pedaling then quits. ebikeling replaced the PAS and I get...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,609
Posted By arsprod

It's beginning to look a lot like winter, 20F

It's beginning to look a lot like winter, 20F
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