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10-06-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,238
Posted By SnowJob

I'm a fan of rigid mtbs, having two (although my...

I'm a fan of rigid mtbs, having two (although my ice cream truck with it's 5" tires has plenty of shock dampening).

I gotta say though, I've ridden full suspension bikes at demos and goddamn those...
Forum: Commuting
10-05-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 124,555
Posted By SnowJob

Found this guitar out with a "free" sign on it as...

Found this guitar out with a "free" sign on it as I was riding home yesterday! It's a cheapo Chinese Gibson, but it sounds pretty good for being free!...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-29-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,761
Posted By SnowJob

Hello fellow Minnesotans... I live in Minneapolis...

Hello fellow Minnesotans... I live in Minneapolis (Whittier) and cycle commute to downtown St. Paul daily. I also like to do longer rides and hit the mtb trails. I love the trails at Theo, but Murphy...
09-14-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,465
Posted By SnowJob

Love my local bike shops. Only problem is, which...

Love my local bike shops. Only problem is, which one do I go to? Got a wealth of them around Minneapolis.

Amazon can suck my left one
08-03-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,624
Posted By SnowJob

Yep, climate change is making Minnesota warmer...

Yep, climate change is making Minnesota warmer and wetter (you can see this explicitly in how much longer the mosquito season is now vs. the 1970s).

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers are super...
07-24-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,388
Posted By SnowJob

I love this show so much. Gotta say, I think...

I love this show so much.

Gotta say, I think the show does a better job with the characters than the book. Without spoiling anything, I think the way the main four turned into a crew works better...
07-22-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By SnowJob

Also depends on your local area and how much...

Also depends on your local area and how much bikes are in demand there.
07-10-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,933
Posted By SnowJob

Howabaout start with the simple premise that if...

Howabaout start with the simple premise that if someone isn't being violent, not to use violence against them?
07-07-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,910
Posted By SnowJob

Hang in there buddy! If it helps, there's a...

Hang in there buddy! If it helps, there's a random guy in Minnesota who's pulling for ya
Forum: Great Lakes
06-01-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By SnowJob

In addition to the shops you mentioned, Freewheel...

In addition to the shops you mentioned, Freewheel is also a good lbs. Pretty good selection of tires.
12-29-17, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,610
Posted By SnowJob

Another plug for lobster mitts from me. I only...

Another plug for lobster mitts from me. I only wear them below about 15F, way too sweaty otherwise. Everyone's different in their internal heat production, though. You'll have to experiment around...
09-28-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By SnowJob

I really don't see the connection between a...

I really don't see the connection between a chairlift and an eMTB... unless of course people want to start riding chairlifts down trails! Anyway, chairlifts are generally operated at private ski...
09-26-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By SnowJob

I don't get what my age has to do with this...

I don't get what my age has to do with this issue. And how do chairlifts relate to eMTBs? I'm a bit lost.

Also, the original post made it clear that IMBA's report is limited to Type 1 pedal assist...
09-25-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,283
Posted By SnowJob

IMBA's report about electric mountain bikes. Should they be on trails?

IMBA released a study last week that :



So far, IMBA says they need more evidence that these types of eMTBs do not cause excessive wear and tear before they decide on whether to allow them on...
09-19-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,014
Posted By SnowJob

Find some locals to ride with; watch them and...

Find some locals to ride with; watch them and learn. That's probably how most of us learned to do it! And way to go for trying it out, that's awesome!
08-28-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By SnowJob

Yep, just drop the pressure in your studded tires...

Yep, just drop the pressure in your studded tires and you won't need to worry so much about the studs slipping on dry pavement.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-15, 08:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,994
Posted By SnowJob

I thought it was really weird, especially as I...

I thought it was really weird, especially as I was riding in jeans, a t-shirt and a backpack. Like I said, I wasn't even going that fast. However, I'm not sure how great a triathlete that guy was: in...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,994
Posted By SnowJob

I've had this happen. It's weird. The last one...

I've had this happen. It's weird. The last one was a tri-dork; I heard the hollow sound of his aero wheel for a while before I checked my six and noticed him. I told him he needed to ask before he...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,863
Posted By SnowJob

Sorry to bring the drama llama, but the image of...

Sorry to bring the drama llama, but the image of a guy trying to shoot with one hand while controlling his bike with the other was too comical to pass up!
Forum: Commuting
05-04-15, 11:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,863
Posted By SnowJob

Would you have seriously started firing at the...

Would you have seriously started firing at the vehicle as it drove away? I'm not sure what good a dude shooting with one hand while wobbling down the road would do in this situation.
04-20-15, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,047
Posted By SnowJob

I went from ss mtbs (26", 29") to fatbikes and...

I went from ss mtbs (26", 29") to fatbikes and have loved it! More traction, float, and stability.

Essentially, I bought myself some skills. :P
03-28-15, 07:42 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,231
Posted By SnowJob

I see what you did there!

I see what you did there!
03-28-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,231
Posted By SnowJob

Hm, interesting. I've had issues with both cantis...

Hm, interesting. I've had issues with both cantis and vbrakes in ice, snow, and slush. Most days, the Avid SD7s on my Monocog were great, but on longer rides through snow and slush I would lose...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By SnowJob

I used to have a bike with a 2 speed...

I used to have a bike with a 2 speed kickshift/coaster brake. I did not like the brake... But the kickshift worked great. My primary commuter is a singlespeed, and sometimes I wish I could put a...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By SnowJob

I think the only real source of revenue would be...

I think the only real source of revenue would be singlespeeders looking for a little extra gearing without all the extra stuff. I just don't think there's enough folks out there who go for that....
Forum: Commuting
03-20-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By SnowJob

I like these Sturmey-Archer 2 speed kickshift...

I like these Sturmey-Archer 2 speed kickshift hubs (http://road.cc/content/review/33373-sturmey-archer-s2-kickshift-hub). You can either get it with a coaster brake or not. So, you get a couple of...
03-08-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 73,064
Posted By SnowJob

North Korea? I guess a little Mary Jane...

North Korea?

I guess a little Mary Jane down on the forced labor camp is cool.
03-08-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,865
Posted By SnowJob

In recent years, now that I've gotten some nicer...

In recent years, now that I've gotten some nicer bikes, I bring them inside during the winter after a ride--I've got a drop cloth down to catch the nastiness. If my bike looks a bit salty after it's...
08-20-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,692
Views: 160,550
Posted By SnowJob

Finished Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier. Great...

Finished Travels in Siberia by Ian Frazier. Great book!

Also finished Private Empire: ExxonMobile and American Power. Pretty good. Nothing too mindblowing here.

Looking for something good to...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-14, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,645
Posted By SnowJob

I generally ride my Pugs on my commute because of...

I generally ride my Pugs on my commute because of the pot-holey streets I need to navigate. I love it. Plus, it makes for good training!
07-04-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,782
Posted By SnowJob

Damn, I'm sorry that's happened to you. That...

Damn, I'm sorry that's happened to you. That really sucks.

I guess I'll give my +1 to equipping a GoPro and calling the cops. Or maybe, if you can figure out who these guys are, sending the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-14, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,465
Posted By SnowJob

Joa, I would go with the Kona. It's got hydro...

Joa, I would go with the Kona. It's got hydro brakes which will be a step up from the Novela mechanical brakes on the Giant. Other than that, they appear to be very similar. Both will be strong and...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen______________________________ 3723 (4995)...

borosen______________________________ 3723 (4995) [92/94]
gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 2816 (3410) [70/85]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 2633.7 (3753 total) [70/70]
f1xedgear...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669)...

borosen____________________________ 2959 (3669) [73/75]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 2633.7 (3753 total) [70/70]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 2633 [65]
gregf83...
05-01-14, 08:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,847
Posted By SnowJob

Ummmm... because all cops are white?

Ummmm... because all cops are white?
04-27-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,130
Posted By SnowJob

I think that this was less about politics and...

I think that this was less about politics and more about that guy being an a-hole.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909)...

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909) [65/67]
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 2239 (2722) [56/71]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
augustgarage (CA)__________________...
04-25-14, 01:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,130
Posted By SnowJob

Sometimes I cycle in regular clothes, sometimes I...

Sometimes I cycle in regular clothes, sometimes I wear shorts and a jersey. In my experience what you are wearing doesn't matter. The fact that you are riding a bike on the road is what matters to...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-14, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909)...

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909) [65/67]
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 2239 (2722) [56/71]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
augustgarage (CA)__________________...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-14, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909)...

borosen____________________________ 2635 (2909) [65/67]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 1883.7 (2909 total) [50/50]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen____________________________ 2234 (2352)...

borosen____________________________ 2234 (2352) [55/57]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 1883.7 (2909 total) [50/50]
gregf83...
03-28-14, 01:44 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,394
Posted By SnowJob

There is a section of the Greenway (mup that cuts...

There is a section of the Greenway (mup that cuts across South Mpls. in an old railway trench) that has had a few incidents of youths throwing things off of bridges at cyclists. The Molotov cocktail...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-14, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen_____________________________ 1834 (1906)...

borosen_____________________________ 1834 (1906) [45/47]
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 1436 (1811) [36/47]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
augustgarage...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
augustgarage (CA)___________________ 1267.3 (1815.2 total) [33/33]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
augustgarage (CA)___________________ 1267.3 (1815.2 total) [33/33]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,084
Posted By SnowJob

Yeah, now we get the March snow storms. Woo hoo. ...

Yeah, now we get the March snow storms. Woo hoo.

To quote Homer J. "Lousy Smarch weather!"
Forum: Commuting
02-28-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 79,051
Posted By SnowJob

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 979 (1301 total)
buzzbee _____________________________...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,720
Posted By SnowJob

Awesome! When I use our car share I drive...

Awesome!

When I use our car share I drive the exact same way. Also, tailgating seems like it's pretty much a normal way to drive now. Personally, I can't wait for the robot cars to take over.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-14, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By SnowJob

+1

+1
02-22-14, 10:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,394
Posted By SnowJob

You think you got it rough? We have people...

You think you got it rough? We have people throwing molotov (http://mplsbikelove.com/forums/topic/molotov-cocktail-thrown-off-of-bridge-at-cyclist-on-greenway)cocktails at us up here in Minneapolis....
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