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Forum: Commuting
09-21-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 949
Posted By cabledawg

I started bike commuting because I could. I...

I started bike commuting because I could. I enjoyed biking before I had kids, then slowed down for a bit. I discovered cargo bikes and began using bikes for more stuff. Now I commute by bike as...
08-28-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,326
Posted By cabledawg

Right now it's photography, crocheting and making...

Right now it's photography, crocheting and making stuff from paracord.

In the past I've done blacksmithing, woodworking, model trains, shooting sports, and offroad driving (like trail driving, not...
08-25-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

I'm certain it pulls the hair. What is growing...

I'm certain it pulls the hair. What is growing back isn't thick anymore; it's all baby fine hair. Unlike when I shave my face and the hair grows back with the same thick follicles as before. As...
08-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

My leg hairs don't seem to grow as fast as say my...

My leg hairs don't seem to grow as fast as say my arm, stomach or chest hairs. So they're about 1/4" but it's baby fine hair since it's all new growth. Honestly, you can barely see it even at 1/4"...
08-21-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

I bought a more expensive model and I love it. ...

I bought a more expensive model and I love it. I'm down to about once a month (the hairs need to get long enough to grab) and even when they do grow out a little, it's such fine hair that it's...
08-21-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,869
Posted By cabledawg

Nope. I carry a couple on the bike since it's my...

Nope. I carry a couple on the bike since it's my commuter/grocery getter and there's been a few times I forget my regular "comfy" mask (tie behind the head style). But no, I don't wear one except...
08-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,381
Posted By cabledawg

All day, every day. Clear lenses at night, and I...

All day, every day. Clear lenses at night, and I have two shades for daytime. Regular tint for morning/evening or if it's really cloudy and a set of shade 5 welding glasses for full sunny days. My...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,908
Posted By cabledawg

****, what haven't I done? Currently I'm in the...

****, what haven't I done? Currently I'm in the military as a section supervisor for the IT section. Set to retire soon and become a professional slackass.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,329
Posted By cabledawg

When my commute was longer and part of it on a...

When my commute was longer and part of it on a two lane county highway (no shoulder, narrow lanes) I would run side facing lights and use blue flashing for those. Reflectors only work when light is...
07-21-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By cabledawg

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy...

Only incentive I get is locked storage (our heavy equipment building which has limited access) and a shower. Oh and sometimes I get to leave early as we get three hours each week for gym time and I...
07-15-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails...

It's been good so far. I've been on the trails about a half dozen times, mostly just greens and blues and shorter runs. I did find out that my tires are too wide so i cant shift down into the...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,393
Posted By cabledawg

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my...

I keep and know how to use a set of tools on my bike. They're intended to get me back home, not do full maintenance or extensive repair. And I've been able to get a few other folks home as well...
07-14-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

Come on folks, let's stay civil. Yes there...

Come on folks, let's stay civil.

Yes there are men who shave more than just their face/head. The reasons can be professional (Olympic swimmers) or personal (I didn't like my mangy hair growth). ...
07-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 839
Posted By cabledawg

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an...

I'm on amlodipine and have only noticed an intolerance to the cold. I get chilly quick and nothing short of the surface of the sun can warm me up. As for riding, I haven't seen a change in my...
07-13-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

I know I take no personal offense to being called...

I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me ;)
07-13-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to...

I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to epilate her legs all the time. After about the first two times, it only needed a touch up once a month and it wasn't the thick regular hairs coming...
07-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had...

Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,813
Posted By cabledawg

It's a beast and a work in progress over the...

It's a beast and a work in progress over the years. It's a hodgepodge of different brands and parts, basically whatever I felt needed to be changed or added to make it more versatile. Because the...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,813
Posted By cabledawg

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My 98 GT MTB converted to a cargo bike with 2.15 Schwalbe Big...
07-07-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,683
Posted By cabledawg

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock...

Epilator. Still gotta get a trimmer to knock down the overgrowth but epilators work wonders for long term hair management. Warning though, it's painful at first. Just do little sections at a time...
07-07-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR...

I looked at it this weekend and it's a Suntour SR fork. The fork on my cargo bike is a Rock Shox and I got them mixed up but don't ask me how :foo:
07-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7. As for...

"Cabledawg" as in USAF 2E6X2/3D1X7.

As for the fork, it's a basic spring shock with the preloads almost maxed out. It likely needs a rebuild (assuming there's such a thing for a low end...
07-02-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy...

Did my second ride last night. Place was busy but again, everyone was friendly. This time I did two loops on the same path I ran the other day. First run was way too fast but man getting air under...
06-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

I'll likely have to work on getting better...

I'll likely have to work on getting better equipment too, but for now the Avalanche should let me get around until I get more comfortable. Or I might do what I did with my old GT and start swapping...
06-30-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,006
Posted By cabledawg

First time back on the dirt trails in over 20 years

I quit mountain biking when my wife found out she was pregnant with our first kid. Then a storage unit fire claimed my tricked out early model GT Karakorum. Shortly after I bought a Schwinn hybrid,...
Forum: Commuting
06-30-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,972
Posted By cabledawg

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is...

Had a big(ish) win today. Current commute is only 4 miles one way riding my longtail e-assisted cargo bike. I usually have my day bag, lunchbox and tool bag so my bike weighs a ton. I can pedal...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,318
Posted By cabledawg

I had one just like this back in the day. the...

I had one just like this back in the day. the first bike I ever bought with my own money and was my ticket to freedom in high school. Became my weekend toy even after I started driving/working. I...
06-23-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,736
Posted By cabledawg

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Just picked this up over the weekend. Not all original as the...
06-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By cabledawg

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about...

Part of my morning commute is on a MUP for about two miles and it's always empty that early in the morning. This weekend, however, my ride to the grocery store takes my another mile and half down...
06-18-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,617
Posted By cabledawg

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else...

My bike, before tools, water and whatever else I'm carrying, can weigh in at 110lbs. That's my longtail cargo bike with e-assist, the Wideloaders and the Sidecar. It's rideable without the motor...
06-17-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,617
Posted By cabledawg

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having...

As an e-bike owner, I can tell you that having e-assist means more bike commuting for me. With a back injury that causes weakness on one side and now a knee injury on the other side, there's days...
06-17-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,900
Posted By cabledawg

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a...

The MUPs around my area aren't bad. They get a little congested on the weekends and especially if the weather is nice, but it's tolerable. Since I typically ride to commute, I'm not offended to...
06-08-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,338
Posted By cabledawg

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those...

That's a pretty slick setup you've got with those bikes. My daughter (now 13) still rides her 24" single speed cruiser, but we also don't have many hills and she just rides to have some slow speed...
03-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,729
Posted By cabledawg

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. ...

Still ride to work and still ride for groceries. Well when the weather is decent. I've learned to deal with the cold, but I still don't like the rain and I wont ride in the snow. And when I'm not...
03-09-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,219
Posted By cabledawg

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a...

Couple of years ago the Mrs and I had to make a cross country trip. The morning we left, we found a cardinal head in our bedroom doorway. Nothing else, just the head. Pretty sure it was a message...
02-26-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,240
Posted By cabledawg

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started...

I use mine mostly for hills and to get started from a stop. I'll also use it for headwinds and really long flat areas for when my knees need a break. I dont use PAS, throttle only and only just...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,904
Posted By cabledawg

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Currently using a late 90's GT Karakorum 24 spd MTB equipped with...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By cabledawg

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike...

I have my cargo equipped with a motor now so bike commuting is much easier. Started this past fall and while I'm still a "fair weather" commuter, I've put in way more miles than I would have in the...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 76,120
Posted By cabledawg

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48...

First ride of 2019 (well kinda). Cool, dry, 48 deg when I left the house. Did 11.8 miles in about 58 minutes but that's including a stop at the gas station for Gatorade and a banana. Only used the...
04-29-19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,383
Posted By cabledawg

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a...

Does it count that I converted my MTB to a commuter bike? Took an early 2000's GT Karakorum MTB, replaced the knobbies with some Schwalbe balloon tires, added a Free Rad longtail frame and hopefully...
02-22-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,424
Posted By cabledawg

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02-19-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,424
Posted By cabledawg

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I...

I actually did this with my Xtra. Unfortunately I dont have pics of the setup (daughter has long since outgrown the TAB). What I did was fab a new mount that attached to the Flight Deck (I dont...
01-22-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,937
Posted By cabledawg

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay...

So it's doing this while the handlebars stay straight ahead? If so, then I'd check the clamps at the base of the handlebars to ensure they are tight. Since I dont own one or have one available for...
10-21-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,736
Posted By cabledawg

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek...

I'd have to go measure it to compare to the Trek Transport. It's roughly 13 inches longer than the bike's normal wheelbase using the FreeRadical. Originally this FreeRad was on my older Schwinn...
10-12-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 67,736
Posted By cabledawg

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's...

Here's my (I'm guessing 1999 based on rgreener's post) Karakoram converted to a longtail cargo bike.
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10-12-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By cabledawg

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up...

If I was a little closer, I'd help you set up your Tow-Gator. I used one for a while and had no issues with it. I even built a DIY bracket so I could use it with my longtail cargo bike. I will...
10-12-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,734
Posted By cabledawg

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our...

My wife used a regular bike child seat when our youngest son was <2 and the older two (3/4) were in a bike trailer. All she had was a typical women's hybrid bike and a single kickstand. I think...
10-12-18, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,794
Posted By cabledawg

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was...

Hey, I know this is an old thread, but I was curious if anyone has ever found a K2 (1990 based on the info listed above) that had the Purple Haze paint job? I had one (my first bike purchase ever at...
07-06-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,539
Posted By cabledawg

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it...

I havent had any issues. Just dont crank it super tight and it'll float up/down with the terrain. Most of my bikes have a lip on the fork and that helps but my daughter's bike (70's stingray style)...
07-04-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,539
Posted By cabledawg

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for...

This is my setup. I've not towed anything for any long distances, but it works great when the kiddo tuckers out before we're done riding. It's not load bearing so you cant have a bike with a rider...
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