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Forum: Commuting
03-23-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,579
Posted By Rothaí

A lovely ride in this evening for...

A lovely ride in this evening for nightshift.....mild, no rain, no wind....
There's nothing quite as nice as a Sunday morning commute home with no traffic. Then a shower and bed!
Forum: Commuting
01-15-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,579
Posted By Rothaí

If it's any comfort, I broke my hip socket in a...

If it's any comfort, I broke my hip socket in a cycling accident in 2013 that put me out of action for 6 months. Then made a big effort to get back cycling again only to discover I had bad sciatic...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,579
Posted By Rothaí

Is that your own design or did you buy a kit? ...

Is that your own design or did you buy a kit?
Looks very interesting, is it primarily for aerodynamics or weatherproofing ? Or both ?
Forum: Commuting
01-06-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 49,579
Posted By Rothaí

Lovely cycle into work on quiet Sunday morning...

Lovely cycle into work on quiet Sunday morning roads...so much quieter than even a normal Sunday.
8°C and dry.......perfect.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,917
Posted By Rothaí

I'm back commuting by mistake!! It took a...

I'm back commuting by mistake!!
It took a mishap to get my lazy ass back on the bike.
Got in the car 2 weeks ago and there was no oil! Complete oil leak - gasket failed.

No option but to get the...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-18, 05:56 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 64,917
Posted By Rothaí

First 2018 commute. 7degC and dry. Half way...

First 2018 commute. 7degC and dry.

Half way through my commute, an old man was stuck at the side of an intersection with the bonnet (hood) of his car up. Where he was stopped would be crazy busy...
Forum: Commuting
11-23-17, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,599
Posted By Rothaí

My first commute in a long time!! 2013 - bad...

My first commute in a long time!!
2013 - bad fall off the bike - broken hip socket - had surgery to insert a metal band - 4 years of sciatica pain - metal removed in Sept 2017 - pain gone - physio -...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-17, 05:15 AM
Replies: 3,129
Views: 105,599
Posted By Rothaí

I haven't commuted for a year......been waiting...

I haven't commuted for a year......been waiting for an operation to remove a titanium band that was put in after I broke my hip socket....and now bothers the sciatic nerve.
I can't wait to be back...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,162
Posted By Rothaí

Have you tried Marino wool ? For so many reasons,...

Have you tried Marino wool ? For so many reasons, superb wicking, never smells, warm/cool... I think it's the best!
Forum: Commuting
06-22-16, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 126,162
Posted By Rothaí

Can't wait to be commuting again....waiting on an...

Can't wait to be commuting again....waiting on an op to remove a metal band from my hip that was put in after I broke my hip socket (yes, cycling!)...3 years ago and is bothering the sciatic nerve....
07-21-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,845
Posted By Rothaí

Just found out they are not compatible. FC-6700...

Just found out they are not compatible.
FC-6700 runs a standard BCD of 130mm, while FC-6750 chainrings run the Compact 110mm BCD so can not be fitted.
07-21-15, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,845
Posted By Rothaí

Shimano Ultegra 6700 vs 6750 compatibility

Hi

Will an Ultegra 6750 outer front chainring (50t) go on a 6700 crankset OK ?

Why is it so difficult to find a 6700 outer chainring (50t) ? (i.e. I want to buy the chainring on its own, not...
Forum: Commuting
02-23-15, 02:59 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 156,889
Posted By Rothaí

Some of these east coast USA temperatures are...

Some of these east coast USA temperatures are scary !!!
1°C here this morning....but sleety too. Couldn't do without my cycling balaclava.
Can't imagine what anything below -7°C is like !
Forum: Commuting
01-20-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 156,889
Posted By Rothaí

Broke my acetabulum (hip socket) 2 years ago &...

Broke my acetabulum (hip socket) 2 years ago & got a titanium band in to fix it.
Apparently not that uncommon a cycling accident, which was news to me !
BAD sciatica now probably due to a slipped...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-14, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,352
Posted By Rothaí

Rain. Lots of it.

Rain. Lots of it.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-14, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,352
Posted By Rothaí

The moon was very bright and full this morning....

The moon was very bright and full this morning. As full as full can be....but an online check reveals it was 99% waning !!
It was cold but nice!
Forum: Commuting
08-01-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,352
Posted By Rothaí

The rain radar looked like a monsoon over Ireland...

The rain radar looked like a monsoon over Ireland this morning....but I managed to only cycle in light drizzle !
Forum: Commuting
07-31-14, 01:59 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 152,352
Posted By Rothaí

Well, I haven't posted here for a while! Broke...

Well, I haven't posted here for a while!
Broke my right hip socket in Jan last year on a Saturday morning cycle, needed surgery, and that put me off the bike for a year.
The surgeon said it's a...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,066
Posted By Rothaí

I was passing a mother pushing a buggy on the way...

I was passing a mother pushing a buggy on the way in on a bike track that is always used by walkers too.....and she was kind to completely move out of the way, but just as I was about to nod a "thank...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,066
Posted By Rothaí

It's been a terrible summer of daily rain in...

It's been a terrible summer of daily rain in Ireland.....but today (well, from afternoon on, working nights this week) was sunny. I really envy all those carefree commuters everywhere else on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,066
Posted By Rothaí

Well at least I'm not the only one working...

Well at least I'm not the only one working Sundays ! You've an earlier start than me ? I'm up at 5.20am....what about you ?
Forum: Commuting
04-08-12, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 95,066
Posted By Rothaí

Been a while since my last visit here....nice...

Been a while since my last visit here....nice ride in today (Easter Sunday). Lovely moon till it got bright. Not cold either.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 04:06 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Nice cycle this morning.....although I don't like...

Nice cycle this morning.....although I don't like that it's dark when leaving for work (05:50) and arriving at work (06:40).....it's so much nicer when it's bright !
Weather's been good last three...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-11, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Beautiful morning in Dublin...very little traffic...

Beautiful morning in Dublin...very little traffic (at 6am.....+ schools are off).
Forum: Commuting
03-02-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

I know the feeling....alarm goes at 05:20 if I'm...

I know the feeling....alarm goes at 05:20 if I'm cycling & 06:20 if I'm driving. Can't think of a more precious hour in the day! If I hear the rain at 05:20 I just turn over.....it's supposed to rain...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Cold....around 0°C this morning....can't beat a...

Cold....around 0°C this morning....can't beat a cycling balaclava & Merino Wool cycling top...apart from the warmth, it doesn't smell - even after a few rides.
Forum: Commuting
02-15-11, 01:09 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Flew in on a tailwind !! (You have to love that...

Flew in on a tailwind !! (You have to love that completely false sensation of strength....it's only when you turn and cycle into the wind that the truth hits you !). With any luck it'll die down for...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Your 'before' bar height looks much higher than...

Your 'before' bar height looks much higher than mine...I don't think I could handle the wind like that.....I'm going to try drops ! As you say, it's the weight on the hands on a straight bar that's...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Thanks ! How much more upright are...

Thanks !



How much more upright are you ? I have a fairly low down profile on the bike (I go against the prevailing wind to work), but I find he left side of my left hand goes numb and needs...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

First commute in a month. And a bit of a slog (my...

First commute in a month. And a bit of a slog (my iPhone Cyclemeter app (which is great !) said 2nd slowest time yet...but at least I'm back in the saddle.
Wet roads but not raining....the usual...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 156,055
Posted By Rothaí

Today was my first commute after Xmas....we have...

Today was my first commute after Xmas....we have a lot of cycle lanes in Ireland (well, in and around Dublin anyway), but they are completely un-maintained - large tracts of wet (and by now slimy)...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,643
Posted By Rothaí

2nd work commute (12miles) since recovering from...

2nd work commute (12miles) since recovering from my 2nd broken clavicle in 3 years...lucky we only have 2 !
Cold in Ireland but nothing like some of the posts here...
and a real slog of a cycle...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 238,643
Posted By Rothaí

I haven't posted for ages.....apart from...

I haven't posted for ages.....apart from commuting around Dublin, I haven't been on the bike in any serious way since doing the étape in France last July ! So I cycled into work tonight, a route I've...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 01:34 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Strong headwind this morning and a sleet shower...

Strong headwind this morning and a sleet shower for the last few kms...but just as that cold rain started I said 'Bring it on !' because I got (after searching in bike shops in San Francisco, London...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-08, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

True...but it takes a while and a few mad weather...

True...but it takes a while and a few mad weather days.

A couple of weeks ago along my daily stretch of a particular road, in the dark (6am) I had my head down and was pumping along when for some...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

My commute was cold & dark but an amazing view of...

My commute was cold & dark but an amazing view of Orion in a cloudless sky. Saturday is great with no traffic...it was windy and in my face though...Murphy's Law states that the wind will have...
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Rothaí

Yep! Though they're a UK brand I've seen their...

Yep!
Though they're a UK brand I've seen their gear quoted in dollars so I thought they'd be fairly easily available in the States.

Thanks a lot for the links.


Lorcán
Forum: Commuting
09-25-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 309
Posted By Rothaí

Query in San Francisco

This "Commuter" is on holiday in San Francisco this week.....the weather is brilliant, it has pissed rain in Ireland all summer.

So, I've identified an Endura Venturi eVENT rain jacket as the one...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,751
Posted By Rothaí

Was your mother Irish ? Lorcán.

Was your mother Irish ?

Lorcán.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Last 2 days haven't rained...but Tues and Wed I...

Last 2 days haven't rained...but Tues and Wed I was up at 05:20 into my cycling gear....breakfast....then the heavens opened - too wet to cycle. Bummer. Yesterday and today was great, dark, no...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-08, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Wow, Nov 2006 was my last post. June 2007 was my...

Wow, Nov 2006 was my last post. June 2007 was my last commute. That was not a good day. I had got my bike serviced a couple of weeks previously....the brakes were nice n tight. There's an incline on...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-06, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Hit a pot hole (well, a sunken drain) hard and it...

Hit a pot hole (well, a sunken drain) hard and it stung my hands. I thought my front wheel would be badly damaged but not a thing wrong with it, no buckle - happy about that...standard Specialized...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-06, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

OK ride in, doing what I thought was a fair speed...

OK ride in, doing what I thought was a fair speed until this fella flies past. Tried catching up but no way. I just decided it was Lance Armstrong on holidays in Ireland. Heavy traffic as usual....I...
Forum: Commuting
01-28-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Started to commute again a couple of weeks ago...

Started to commute again a couple of weeks ago after breaking a rib Oct/Nov time. SO good to be back on the bike, the only trouble is the traffic. Ireland's economy has boomed for 10 years and...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-06, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Yesterday was my first commute since October...

Yesterday was my first commute since October (when I broke a rib, then got lazy). Dark, drizzley, cold, great to be back.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-05, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rothaí

Ok !

Ok !
Forum: Introductions
10-13-05, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 229
Posted By Rothaí

Was that a big 'Omafiets' you had in Holland ?...

Was that a big 'Omafiets' you had in Holland ? They're great on the flat alright but even a canal bridge has you out of the saddle at 1 mph. I wouldn't buy a fold-up bike for a couple of...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 11:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rothaí

"SON OF HWTCT" !! ? Lorcán

"SON OF HWTCT" !! ?

Lorcán
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 11:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Rothaí

It wouldn't have the same appeal if it was...

It wouldn't have the same appeal if it was chopped up or started again, 10,000 posts and nearly 200,000 views ? Come on ! As a subject it's perfect for a long thread............

Keep it !!
...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-05, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 925,087
Posted By Rothaí

Broke a rib nearly two weeks ago......can't...

Broke a rib nearly two weeks ago......can't cycle......major bummer. This thread makes it worse !

Lorcán.
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