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Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, if pizza were a regular thing, that's what...

Yes, if pizza were a regular thing, that's what I'd do.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, pipe insulation. I developed "crampy hands"...

Yes, pipe insulation. I developed "crampy hands" in my 40s. I was going to just use the red and white striped reflector tape like I used on my older bikes, but when I went to home depot that day...
06-15-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By BobbyG

I began developing "crampy hands" oin my 40s. My...

I began developing "crampy hands" oin my 40s. My road bikes have drop bars allow for more hand positions, and in my case changing hand positions helps. My MTB Utility BIke has straight bars with...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By BobbyG

Good going!

Good going!
06-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 610
Posted By BobbyG

I thinks "depends" is more of a concern for the...

I thinks "depends" is more of a concern for the 65+ crowd. ;) (No offense, I've got plenty of age-related concessions I've already made and I'm not quite 60 yet.)
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

My utility commuter has Wald folding baskets, but...

My utility commuter has Wald folding baskets, but neither my current commuter bag, nor the pizza box would fit in them.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By BobbyG

Pizza "Delivery"...

The pizza my wife and I ordered at a restaurant last night was ENORMOUS. We had three pieces left which filled a medium pizza box. So I took the leftovers to work for lunch. I was wondering what...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By BobbyG

What's the plan for the commute back?

What's the plan for the commute back?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By BobbyG

https://10and5.com/2017/10/13/riding-through-jobur...

https://10and5.com/2017/10/13/riding-through-joburg-watch-the-exclusive-premiere-of-cycling-film-pls-do-not-count-this/

The cyclists' name is Wandile Msomi.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtAgvrcOHs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtAgvrcOHs
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,268
Posted By BobbyG

My 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB has a triple with an...

My 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB has a triple with an extra large ring for high-gear cruising, and a small, low ring for the steep hills of Colorado Springs. It is an enormous ratio spread.

With my bar...
06-11-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,282
Posted By BobbyG

Some local bike shops sell reconditioned used...

Some local bike shops sell reconditioned used bikes.
06-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By BobbyG

Umm...congratulations? I just mounted new...

Umm...congratulations?

I just mounted new tires last thursday at lunch and had no problems. I was sure the ease of installation would be inversely proportional to the chances of getting a pinch...
06-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,667
Posted By BobbyG

I hadn't seen this racist screed when I responded...

I hadn't seen this racist screed when I responded to the question. If I had I would have not responded. I am deleting my response.

It looks like the offensive entry has been deleted. Just a...
06-08-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By BobbyG

+1 on showing pics of use. +1 on "ugly but they...

+1 on showing pics of use.
+1 on "ugly but they work".
06-08-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By BobbyG

At lunchtime Thursday I saw a nice cafe-style...

At lunchtime Thursday I saw a nice cafe-style motorcycle on its side in a parking lot. A closer inspection showed the kickstand was down, plus a kickstand-sized hole in the soft, gooey patch of a...
06-08-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By BobbyG

Forte Metro Tires ordered from Performance came...

Forte Metro Tires ordered from Performance came to the office Thursday. Mounted them and rode home. Tires came in plastic bag, no box, but were in perfect shape.
06-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,973
Posted By BobbyG

Mea Culpa. I have begun my penance... ...

Mea Culpa.

I have begun my penance...
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06-07-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By BobbyG

peterws I feel your pain... Here are the...

peterws I feel your pain...

Here are the bars on my "big" bike......
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By BobbyG

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!
06-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 859
Posted By BobbyG

The driver was 27 years old, which is still...

The driver was 27 years old, which is still relatively young Getting caught and standing trial and being penalized has hopefully taught him a lesson and will change certain behavioral traits that...
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,973
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By BobbyG

I keep a small, thin bungee cord hooked in the...

I keep a small, thin bungee cord hooked in the basket, so when they're folded the bungee is between the inner and outer wall. It keeps the basket walls taut, and mostly rattle-free except in extreme...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,131
Posted By BobbyG

Wald Folding Baskets ...

Wald Folding Baskets
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06-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it...

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it identifies as a road bike I'm okay with that.)
06-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,154
Posted By BobbyG

I bought a pair of Forte Metro ST 700x35 tires on...

I bought a pair of Forte Metro ST 700x35 tires on Sunday. Got an email confirmation, and a subsequent confirmation that they shipped. The clickable tracking number in the email takes me to UPS and...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,530
Posted By BobbyG

Don't "smack" their car....honk!...

Don't "smack" their car....honk!...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,617
Posted By BobbyG

It certainly is different that cycling in most US...

It certainly is different that cycling in most US cities for so many reasons.
06-03-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not sure what that specific testing method in...

I'm not sure what that specific testing method in the video emulates. Perhaps clipping into a bicycle that was hanging upside down from hooks above a car in a garage, and then falling head first...
06-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By BobbyG

Tire Search Leads to New Helmet...

I commute and was happy with the 700x35 Forte Metros from Performance Cycling. They're supple, inexpensive and durable. But they still wear out over time. Since Performance closed their physical...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know about cutting your commute time by...

I don't know about cutting your commute time by 20 minutes, so don't get discouraged if that doesn't happen entirely. In fact, I've been bike commuting for 27 years and my average speed has dropped...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By BobbyG

Me too, except no music, just talk.

Me too, except no music, just talk.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
Posted By BobbyG

Train, Rain, Delays and a Flat...

...but yesterday's commute was still better than driving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVm-No2zsf0
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,218
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, but buying a round of alcohol for co-workers...

Yes, but buying a round of alcohol for co-workers repeatedly (especially in high concentrations) will raise their tolerance for any occasional funk.
05-31-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,301
Posted By BobbyG

+1 pockets. I wear black golf pants with pockets...

+1 pockets. I wear black golf pants with pockets and a gel seat on two of my three bikes. I commute 9 miles each way 3-4 days a week with a 20-40 mile weekend ride, and a 50-60 mile ride a couple...
05-31-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,707
Posted By BobbyG

It was raining on yesterday's ride home, and...

It was raining on yesterday's ride home, and dinner was waiting, so when I got my first flat in over a year, I just replaced the tube. Seventeen minutes.

BTW, I know I sing the praises of tire...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,333
Posted By BobbyG

https://cerddorion.org/audio/ Very cool, Tom!

https://cerddorion.org/audio/

Very cool, Tom!
05-30-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,886
Posted By BobbyG

Or you could let some one carry your cheese while...

Or you could let some one carry your cheese while they follow you in a car. Then you'd have...SAG Paneer!
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
Posted By BobbyG

Arlington, VA?

Arlington, VA?
05-30-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By BobbyG

Go with your gut....oh wait, that's for deciding...

Go with your gut....oh wait, that's for deciding recumbents.
05-29-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,575
Posted By BobbyG

How wonderful!

How wonderful!
05-29-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By BobbyG

Our quest to cure a family member's seemingly...

Our quest to cure a family member's seemingly incurable chronic pain and neurological issues brought us to Dr. Barolat in Denver. We found him to be personable, brilliant and truly caring. After...
05-29-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By BobbyG

It's gonna take forever to lace those spokes.

It's gonna take forever to lace those spokes.
05-29-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not aware of any in Colorado Springs, except...

I'm not aware of any in Colorado Springs, except that the article described exactly a situation that has occurred to me about once a year at an intersection by my home. I wait at a red light, cross...
05-29-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,127
Posted By BobbyG

Good eye. A true urban cyclist. BTW: What's...

Good eye. A true urban cyclist.

BTW: What's with the rusty, pedalless front chain ring with the rusty chain hanging off it right there in front?
05-29-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,886
Posted By BobbyG

"Felliniers" (pronounced...

"Felliniers" (pronounced 'feh-LINN-ee-yurs').
05-29-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By BobbyG

Before I got my studded snow tires I walked and...

Before I got my studded snow tires I walked and jogged on a treadmill on un-rideable days. I found un-edited commute videos kept my interest. I can't explain it. Usually unedited ride videos are...
05-28-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By BobbyG

The license plate can clearly be seen. You...

The license plate can clearly be seen. You obviously have this on video. I'd alert the authorities, and possibly a lawyer.
05-28-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,571
Posted By BobbyG

[QUOTE=livedarklions;20950438]OP- narrower in...

[QUOTE=livedarklions;20950438]OP- narrower in general is not faster on roads. That's a misconception./QUOTE]
+1
05-27-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By BobbyG

McMitchell Is it possible you had a pedal...

McMitchell Is it possible you had a pedal strike, but it was "muffled" by the gravel?

There's a curb cut-out on most of my commute routes that I have navigated hundreds of times (if not...
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