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Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By BobbyG

The 'Accidental' Commutist...

I have not been commuting since the office has gone to reduced hours/reduced staff due to Covid-19. I can do a little more than half my work from home, but there is some I must do there. However,...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,493
Posted By BobbyG

Delta AirZound ...

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04-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By BobbyG

Keepin' It Interesting...

I had posted in the commute forum about finding the motivation to ride when commuting is your main mode, and your commute is suspended.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By BobbyG

...and I did it! I rode down to my...

...and I did it! I rode down to my Step-daughter's and was rewarded with the sight of my wife's car. I texted her and got waves from them both. Then I headed back home, uphill, but with a...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 536
Posted By BobbyG

Losing My Mojo...

For me, the great thing about bike commuting is how it kills 3 birds with one stone.

Obviously it's my daily fitness.

Then there's the gumption factor. Unlike with stationary exercise...
03-31-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,196
Posted By BobbyG

I'll usually respond in kind, but unless I'm out...

I'll usually respond in kind, but unless I'm out in the boonies, there's too many people to initiate.

The exceptions are small kids on bikes, I usually ring my bell and wave or give a thumbs-up. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, it's Quail Lake. I work just across the...

Yes, it's Quail Lake. I work just across the "valley" from what was Quantum. When I first started working in 1992 it was Cray Super Computer, then Quantum, then Honeywell. It has been vacant for...
03-23-20, 12:54 PM
Forum: Commuting
03-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By BobbyG

A memorable ride in this morning....

Facebook reminded me it was on this date, March 23rd in 2012, in the morning that I resumed riding to work after a bulging disk in my neck changed my life in September 2010. I didn't ride for over a...
03-22-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By BobbyG

The original social distancing tool. ...

The original social distancing tool.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x300/download_ed199da81b4c2dd635cc7935ad66245575234bc0.jpg
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By BobbyG

Many inexpensive mini pumps now have built-in...

Many inexpensive mini pumps now have built-in gauges that are accurate enough for most people.
Here are two that I have now. I like the foot hold on the Schwinn. It and the gauge swivel to make an...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 766
Posted By BobbyG

Negative Cycling Headline...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/11/health/cycling-to-work-benefits-injuries-wellness/index.html

The headline says,"Biking to work appears more dangerous than other commuting options, study finds"
...
03-11-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,711
Posted By BobbyG

When I was younger I would take out my anger and...

When I was younger I would take out my anger and rage on my bike...mashing a bike pedal is much safer and more therapeutic than mashing a gas pedal, both mentally and physically.

But here is my...
03-11-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,525
Posted By BobbyG

It was the mention of a "Dental Mirror" that...

It was the mention of a "Dental Mirror" that threw me. I think I remember seeing the photos from Jim from Boston previously.

Anyway, as I have mentioned before, Jim from Boston is one of the...
03-08-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,081
Posted By BobbyG

We had GPS back in the 1970s..."Geriatric Porch...

We had GPS back in the 1970s..."Geriatric Porch Sitters." Also known to alert police to neighborhood activities they found suspicious, whether they were nefarious or not.
03-08-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By BobbyG

The Cat Left Me a "Present"...

...or so I thought.

In the dim glow of the night light I walked into the downstairs bathroom barefoot this morning, and stepped on something small and squishy between the commode and the shower.
...
03-05-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By BobbyG

Since my 40s I've been padding my bars with 1/2"...

Since my 40s I've been padding my bars with 1/2" foam pipe insulation. Six feet for under $4. It usually laste for a few months, before losing it's cushion. I wrap the ends with some black duct...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,493
Posted By BobbyG

I, for one, would love to see your commute!

I, for one, would love to see your commute!
Forum: Commuting
03-05-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,493
Posted By BobbyG

Those weird-angle intersections and junctions are...

Those weird-angle intersections and junctions are so New England. And the narrow shoulders and roads are typical for older towns and cities. I like how you give a small wave to stopped cross...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,493
Posted By BobbyG

I've been recording my rides for almost 6 years...

I've been recording my rides for almost 6 years now. It's mostly in case something bad happens. Initially I wanted to save everything, but I quickly decided that if nothing remarkable happened to...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

:thumb: Thanks, base2 ! That was hillarious! I...

:thumb: Thanks, base2 ! That was hillarious! I will now hear that song everytime I put turn on my shoes, if I don't just go ahead and sing it out loud!...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,518
Posted By BobbyG

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as...

A heavier tire may slow you down slightly, but as davei1980 pointed out it may yield less rolling resistance. My experience is bigger tires at lower inflation feel slower due to more cushioning and...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By BobbyG

Last Week for the Electric Shoes...

Daylight Savings takes effect in most areas of the US next Sunday, March 8th. And that means many of us will no longer be riding home in the dark until next fall. Two winters ago I bought these...
02-29-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By BobbyG

Back in 1993, my first summer in Colorado...

Back in 1993, my first summer in Colorado Springs, before the internet, and not knowing what I was getting into I rode Rampart Range Road to Woodland park. I now know that it's about a 4,000 foot...
02-27-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,769
Posted By BobbyG

I mostly commute in Colorado...

I mostly commute in Colorado Springs...https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/0607170803x_827ae950371cb3994bd8b56f62e42f44695eb80c.jpg
Here are some videos......
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By BobbyG

The "spinsters" may have a young, charasmatic...

The "spinsters" may have a young, charasmatic instructor shouting positive encouragement at them...but you have Zeus, the god of weather, blustering at full fury in your face, daring and defying you...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By BobbyG

Well, This Blows Today's Bike Commute...

I'm gonna "nope" outta this...

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02-25-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not car-free, but I'm a 28-year bike...

I'm not car-free, but I'm a 28-year bike commuter, so I guess I'm car-light, and have surprised myself at what I can do on a bike.

I'm 58 and the health, physical and mental benefits cannot be...
02-22-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,368
Posted By BobbyG

Ronno6 You said you were off the bike for two...

Ronno6 You said you were off the bike for two years and it must have been in your 60s. I don't compete, I commute, and I was off the bike for a year when I was 48 due to a bulging disk in my neck. ...
02-22-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By BobbyG

I could feel and relate to your snow riding... ...

I could feel and relate to your snow riding...

...but then you glided out onto the frozen lake!

OMG! I actually held my breath!

I would love to try that! There are two man-made lakes on my...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By BobbyG

BTW It hit 48F at 2pm, and was down to 38 for my...

BTW It hit 48F at 2pm, and was down to 38 for my ride home, which also felt great, thanks to the much lighter bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By BobbyG

Whew! That's a Load Off..

Although the cold weather persists (10F this morning) the snow and ice have mostly receded from the storm earlier this week. So for the first time in three weeks I left my heavy, studded-tire snow...
02-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 615
Posted By BobbyG

It looks like a very reliable setup, but I...

It looks like a very reliable setup, but I wouldn't enjoy commuting on a fixed gear. And with the hills and changes in terrain in Colorado Springs, I'd spend half my time stopped and changing the...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,824
Posted By BobbyG

PDXCarless Any tire that uses a tube can be made...

PDXCarless Any tire that uses a tube can be made more flat resistant with tire liners. A couple of the advantages of tire liners are that tires with more supple sidewalls can be used, and less...
02-11-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,121
Posted By BobbyG

laychris Professional riders have used indoor...

laychris Professional riders have used indoor trainers for over a century. There is no shame in "riding the spinning bike". There are many reasons people make use of indoor spin bikes, schedules,...
02-09-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By BobbyG

I did a little less bike commuting when we had...

I did a little less bike commuting when we had the kids at home and kids needed to be picked up, and errands needed to be run. Those that could be done by bike I did, otherwise I drove that day. ...
02-08-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,822
Posted By BobbyG

I bike commute.

I bike commute.
02-07-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,042
Posted By BobbyG

There is the rule of law, and then there is...

There is the rule of law, and then there is common courtesy and discretion (the better part of valor).
Ollie's immature, combative attitude almost ensures an unhappy ending.
"Here lies Ollie...he...
02-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,237
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-07-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,017
Posted By BobbyG

Long ago I had a headlight mounted to my fork...

Long ago I had a headlight mounted to my fork crown with a bracket that lifted it high. NOw I use an LED light on the bars, but if it rains I strap it to the left front fork so I can drape my rain...
02-07-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,913
Posted By BobbyG

When I was 4 my cousin put me on the back of a...

When I was 4 my cousin put me on the back of a full size Schwinn tandem and my foot immediately got caught in the spokes. When I was 8 or 9 I think my mom put me on the back of a tandem at a...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By BobbyG

This is the latest... ...

This is the latest...
https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/1178587-rain-cape-2-0-success.html
02-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,098
Posted By BobbyG

Every ride is a victory lap after what you had...

Every ride is a victory lap after what you had been through. May you enjoy many more for years to come!
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By BobbyG

Studded snow tires. I learned a whole bunch in...

Studded snow tires.
I learned a whole bunch in the WInter Cycling forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/winter-cycling/
https://youtu.be/vMPNdmlKj_Y
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By BobbyG

I see you recently joined bikeforums....welcome! ...

I see you recently joined bikeforums....welcome!

I have commuted to work by bike since 1992. After I discovered bikeforums in 2009 I learned better, safer, easier and more comfortable ways to...
02-04-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By BobbyG

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for...

RH Clark What a fantastic example you set for your son (and any other kids in your family). And that is very real! Not only will you reap the benefits of improved physical and mental health, but so...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By BobbyG

I commute in Colorado Springs year-round with toe...

I commute in Colorado Springs year-round with toe clips. I find low-top skate-board shoes with a firm sole to be just fine. Low-top, to keep my ankle roating free.
In the snow and rain I wrap a...
02-02-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By BobbyG

MUP-Lock...

I usually favor the road over local MUPS due to congestion in nice weather.

I had a hankering to ride the Cottonwood Creek Trail again, and figured I would have to slow or even stop for...
02-02-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By BobbyG

Any ride that doesn't involve hitting a tree is a...

Any ride that doesn't involve hitting a tree is a good ride....no wait, even when you hit a tree it's a good ride!
02-01-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,243
Posted By BobbyG

ABCDE...Always Be Capturing Digital Evidence.

ABCDE...Always Be Capturing Digital Evidence.
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