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Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By RoadKill

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you...

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you put any sort of ramp then "that guy" will somehow hurt himself doing something stupid and sue you, not to mention all the ADA social justice warriors...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,226
Posted By RoadKill

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if...

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if not all of Phoenix and its suburbs require front light and at least a rear reflector, and generally it seems that most people do have some lighting...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,743
Posted By RoadKill

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground....

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground. He was docile enough that I was able to ride around with no incident but he did glare at me a bit....
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,872
Posted By RoadKill

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire...

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and multi-tool in an old water bottle. Cleaner than leaving them loose in the pannier and easy to swap between bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,745
Posted By RoadKill

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this...

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this $100 off promo from them in my email.
I've had the first version of Fly6 since right after it came out, it's finally starting to fail and I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By RoadKill

I have the bar end incredibell and don't...

I have the bar end incredibell and don't particularly care for it because it gets in the way when I want to use the bottom of the drops. I need to come up with something different.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,417
Posted By RoadKill

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless...

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless sealant but on my MTB tubeless setup I use the regular Bontrager sealant. I find a huge advantage of it over Stan's is that when the Bontrager dries it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,313
Posted By RoadKill

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care...

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care of where to put the battery.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,125
Posted By RoadKill

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at...

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at opposite ends of the day there is enough recovery time that I don't ever burn or tan. I'm sure a dermatologist would tell me that I should cover up...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,743
Posted By RoadKill

I found some birth control / STD prevention...

I found some birth control / STD prevention devices today. I make a reasonable living and can afford my own so I left them for the next guy who might be a little less fortunate....
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By RoadKill

If you get a flat, find a good tree to sit under...

If you get a flat, find a good tree to sit under and if you're lucky then find one with grass.
I've changed a flat in over 110 and every minute counts, after about 10 minutes of sitting the rage...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By RoadKill

If you have your own work space then get a small...

If you have your own work space then get a small fan to place under your desk. And under the desk really is the best place. It gives the best airflow and is quieter to not annoy the people around you.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,185
Posted By RoadKill

I'm in Phoenix and my commute is about 8 miles...

I'm in Phoenix and my commute is about 8 miles each way. I've ridden home in temps up to 117, but generally won't take the bike if it's going to be over 115. My usual wardrobe is a regular pair of...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,829
Posted By RoadKill

Most of my water bottles are basic bottles that...

Most of my water bottles are basic bottles that were free from various events that some bike shop or manufacturer sponsored. My newest water bottle is about 5 years old and all of look like they just...
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,315
Posted By RoadKill

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride...

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride home. I hang up shorts and shirt in my cube to dry through the day and re-wear for ride home, never stinky because it started out clean and dry in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,776
Posted By RoadKill

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle,...

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle, but the basket to rack interface is a pretty solid.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,776
Posted By RoadKill

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for...

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for their baskets, panniers, trunks etc. to attach to their racks. The basket just slides on to the rack and locks in. It's great if you want to occasionally...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By RoadKill

Do car drivers hate you enough that you have had...

Do car drivers hate you enough that you have had to take evasive action from cars chasing you into parking lots and such? It just seems that you've put a lot of thought in to this.
I've thought...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,337
Posted By RoadKill

There isn't much you can do to actively stop...

There isn't much you can do to actively stop somebody in a car who comes up from behind and is intentionally trying to run you off the road. Even if you were packing a gun for self defense, good luck...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,743
Posted By RoadKill

I found a masonry drill bit in the bike lane last...

I found a masonry drill bit in the bike lane last week, anybody need to drill holes in their driveway?...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,294
Posted By RoadKill

My experience in Phoenix summer (and I'm sure in...

My experience in Phoenix summer (and I'm sure in GA where the original poster is from) even riding slow the entire ride isn't going to stop the sweat. When it's 90 and humid a 7am even the most...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,931
Posted By RoadKill

I participated once and felt like most of the...

I participated once and felt like most of the participants were there more to annoy drivers than to just raise awareness, or maybe raise awareness by intentionally annoying drivers. Either way, it...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By RoadKill

My head is long front to back, but narrow side to...

My head is long front to back, but narrow side to side. I have to try on many helmets to find something that doesn't dig in to my forehead yet wobble side to side. Currently I use a Leatt DBX 2.0 and...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,160
Posted By RoadKill

So if I'm riding faster than you I shouldn't pass...

So if I'm riding faster than you I shouldn't pass because I might get caught at the same light as you anyway? Not sure I understand the purpose of this posting.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,328
Posted By RoadKill

I just explain that my #1...

I just explain that my #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) priority every day is to make it home alive and all my riding decisions are based on that. If they want...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RoadKill

I checked my Perl Izumi tights and they are just...

I checked my Perl Izumi tights and they are just a size XL (not a tall specific size), didn't have a model name on them. Maybe worth finding a local Perl retailer for test fitting as they do fit my...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RoadKill

LOL at the idea of finding athletic apparel of...

LOL at the idea of finding athletic apparel of any sort for 36" inseam.
Actually, I also have 36" inseam but I'm a little chubbier with 36" waist as well. I have a pair of Perl Izumi tights I bought...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,096
Posted By RoadKill

I work for a large company on a big campus with...

I work for a large company on a big campus with numerous streets and stop signs etc. This evening while leaving work I pulled up to a stop sign on a small feeder road and stopped, foot down, hand off...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By RoadKill

Just about all the pictures of people on bikes...

Just about all the pictures of people on bikes with front mount seats I've seen appear to have the same issue, that's why I haven't settled on a solution yet. The seats for bigger kids that aren't...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,558
Posted By RoadKill

I'm currently facing this same dilemma. Our son...

I'm currently facing this same dilemma. Our son is now almost 5 months so it won't be too many more months before we are looking to take him out on the bikes. I have the concern that Darth_Lefty...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By RoadKill

LOL, at least I got "serial number" right the...

LOL, at least I got "serial number" right the first of 3 times I referenced it. Only the second and third mentions did I call it VIN.
Forum: Commuting
04-02-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By RoadKill

Did they not ask for serial number when...

Did they not ask for serial number when registering? I would think that if a registered bike were stolen they would be on lookout for the VIN and it would flag that VIN if you tried to register again.
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 17,096
Posted By RoadKill

Aside from the occasional jerk in a car, I'm...

Aside from the occasional jerk in a car, I'm annoyed by people (both walking and on bikes) with music in their ear so they can't hear me behind them ringing bell or shouting a heads up, hopefully...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,100
Posted By RoadKill

Instead of being a dick and claiming that I...

Instead of being a dick and claiming that I totally made up a fake law you could have quickly done a google search with my city which shows up under my user name....
Forum: Commuting
03-19-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,100
Posted By RoadKill

Sidewalks are directional in many areas, and even...

Sidewalks are directional in many areas, and even completely illegal in others. In my city you can get ticketed for riding the wrong direction on the sidewalk.
I'd look up your local laws and see if...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,213
Posted By RoadKill

I definitely agree with using Strava heat maps to...

I definitely agree with using Strava heat maps to see where people in your area ride: https://www.strava.com/heatmap
Look for the white lines, you can be fairly certain that those will be bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,753
Posted By RoadKill

Leave a pair of shoes at work, they always take...

Leave a pair of shoes at work, they always take up too much space. Maybe you can get a small frame pack like what you would use for bikepacking. Something similar to the Specialized Burra Burra frame...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By RoadKill

I'm a pretty heavy guy (240 pounds) and have gone...

I'm a pretty heavy guy (240 pounds) and have gone down some really long steep downhills to build lots of heat in the brakes. I've used everything from cheap $10 stamped steel rotors to $50 Shimano...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,512
Posted By RoadKill

Some of you are quite dedicated! Today my commute...

Some of you are quite dedicated! Today my commute in Phoenix was about 50 degrees, if it was 70+ degrees colder I probably would have passed on it and just stayed home.
Forum: Commuting
01-24-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By RoadKill

The organic, here is the packaging. I'm about...

The organic, here is the packaging. I'm about 250lbs and these stop me pretty...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By RoadKill

Oh yeah, they should be super easy swap.

Oh yeah, they should be super easy swap.
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By RoadKill

My commuter has drop bars so I can't quite...

My commuter has drop bars so I can't quite directly compare them to the hydraulic xt m8000 on my mtb. I can say that because there is still a cable you can feel a little stretch under very hard...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,475
Posted By RoadKill

TRP HY/RD is absolutely the easiest swap because...

TRP HY/RD is absolutely the easiest swap because it is cable actuated but has a hydro system built in to the caliper, so you just swap the caliper and have hydraulic brakes.
I have them on my...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,618
Posted By RoadKill

I wear bike specific stuff on my commute. It's 8+...

I wear bike specific stuff on my commute. It's 8+ miles so 30 minutes or so when pushing hard. Living in Phoenix also means that about 8 months of the year my morning commute is over 70 degrees, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,512
Posted By RoadKill

It was 31 yesterday when I rode to work here in...

It was 31 yesterday when I rode to work here in Phoenix. It took every bit of cold weather gear I own to keep warm. I had the tights, wool socks, shorts over my tights as the crotch seems to be the...
Forum: Commuting
12-17-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,795
Posted By RoadKill

I rarely ride in the rain, first because it...

I rarely ride in the rain, first because it rarely rains in Phoenix, and second because when it does rain it rains really hard. We get maybe 10" for the year, but that all comes in about 10 days and...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,126
Posted By RoadKill

I recently picked up a pair of Oakley Field...

I recently picked up a pair of Oakley Field Jacket sunglasses. They have a lever on the bridge of your nose that pushes them out maybe 1/4" while keeping the nose rest in place. This allows extra air...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,845
Posted By RoadKill

Off topic, but looks like you may have worked at...

Off topic, but looks like you may have worked at Taco Bell in the mid 90's. I have the same shirt.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By RoadKill

If hit by car, always call police, always get the...

If hit by car, always call police, always get the insurance info, always go to urgent care or something similar at a minimum. Even if you're not hurting the insurance company will use the fact you...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,034
Posted By RoadKill

Definitely not the case in Phoenix, getting to...

Definitely not the case in Phoenix, getting to Sky Harbor airport on bicycle would be tricky. By car it's about 5 miles from my house, on bicycle the only way I could think of is to ride completely...
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