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Forum: Commuting
06-01-04, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,388
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Those of you who are quick to criticise someone,...

Those of you who are quick to criticise someone, give the lady a break. Everyone has a diffierent way of learning new things. It's pretty dumb to expect everyone else to behave and perceive (new)...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-04, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I agree with the high cost per crossing. ...

I agree with the high cost per crossing. However, it might be a smart way of investing into more bike commuters in the future. The city will benefit from it in many ways. Just a thought.
Forum: Commuting
05-10-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 996
Posted By Wasatch_commute

In a sense, you've earned all those days by...

In a sense, you've earned all those days by working hard. So, take them all. Go for doctor's appointments for full check-ups, mri, whatever excuse you can come up with.
05-09-04, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By Wasatch_commute

When I was going to college in Hawaii, I used to...

When I was going to college in Hawaii, I used to work as a server at a Polynesian restaurant for some time. We (men) were required to wear Polynesian traditional skirt-looking dress. (called...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-04, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Like said in the couple of posts above, I love my...

Like said in the couple of posts above, I love my George Foreman grill. I'm a big meat eater, so I throw in a steak in the Foreman grill, it comes out nicely done in 6-7 minutes. I usually eat my...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-04, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,643
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I carry all of mine in the pannier. I actually...

I carry all of mine in the pannier. I actually feel more "secure" that way because I know for sure that my wallet and keys wouldn't accidentally fall off while riding. I always feel uneasy about...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-04, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,636
Posted By Wasatch_commute

It may not be appropriate to bring this up on the...

It may not be appropriate to bring this up on the forum. One of the surprising "benefits" I've seen since I started commuting and light touring on bike is that my intimacy level (with my wife, of...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-04, 11:32 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,533
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Had to ride about 5 miles with 35-40mph headwind...

Had to ride about 5 miles with 35-40mph headwind on the way home from work tonight. It was a bad experience, but I looked at it as a good workout. Kept telling myself "wind is your friend." (a...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-04, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I agree wholeheartedly. Before I got my...

I agree wholeheartedly. Before I got my Randonee, I asked the same question on the forum. Now I'm not going back to straight handle bars after having been using the drop bars.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-04, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,278,342
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Here's my Novara Randonee 04 I use to commute...

Here's my Novara Randonee 04 I use to commute about 15 miles each day. I added Topeak rack and matching trunk bag. I like them because it's easy to slide the bag in and out of the rack. Handlebar...
Forum: Touring
04-12-04, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,004
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I've never toured the souther utah on a bike...

I've never toured the souther utah on a bike before. But, I've driven to Bryce, Zions, Mt. Carmel junction area several times. In general, I'd say it would be a very nice ride except the dry...
04-12-04, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,158
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I'm in Utah as well - Provo. I'm new to mountain...

I'm in Utah as well - Provo. I'm new to mountain biking, esp. XC racing. So, 5-mile pass race is little too soon for me. If you guys do it, please keep us posted. Thanks.
04-09-04, 05:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,935
Posted By Wasatch_commute

American bulldogs (the performance line) are...

American bulldogs (the performance line) are great companions. They are extremely athletic and quick learners. However, they can be animal aggressive, so taking other dogs with an american bulldog...
Forum: Commuting
04-09-04, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I've seen their ad on Bicycle magazine. But, the...

I've seen their ad on Bicycle magazine. But, the website is definitely easier to spread the info. Thank you.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-04, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15,372
Views: 11,278,342
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Great idea! I'm highly interested. I will post...

Great idea! I'm highly interested. I will post the picture of my bike over the weekend.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-04, 04:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,348
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Must have been an attractive girl, the driver...

Must have been an attractive girl, the driver was. :) Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode in which Jerry chased after a wreckless driver and was speechless when he actually confronted the driver who...
04-02-04, 07:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,475
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Amen. Not to mention all other potential...

Amen. Not to mention all other potential problems that could ensue after getting bitten by a dog with rabbies etc...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-04, 02:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,981
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I'm against violence too like some people who...

I'm against violence too like some people who replied to this post. But, it's my personal opinion that someone has to speak out to the offenders, or else we'll all be thrown cigarette butts at. Men...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-04, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Yes, I think that's good strategy, I think. I...

Yes, I think that's good strategy, I think. I also slow down at the same time. However, climbing the steep hill right after the tracks becomes little more challenging because I lose the speed...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-04, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I failed to mention that my bike is Novara...

I failed to mention that my bike is Novara Randonee touring bike. So, I'm relieved now.
Forum: Commuting
03-31-04, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Crossing railroad tracks

On my commute to work, I have ride accross 2 large railroad tracks. (each crossing has several tracks) Everytime I go over the tracks, I'm concerned about potential damage to my tires/wheels caused...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-04, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I've been wondering the same thing since I...

I've been wondering the same thing since I started commuting on bike. I've always attributed it to more hassles involved with parking my car and traffic lights. I'm sure the experienced commuters...
03-31-04, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,035
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Have you considered taking the issue with the...

Have you considered taking the issue with the cops? They are always helpful.
03-30-04, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Freewheel noise

I have a week old brand new bike. Recently, it started to make this scratchy noise in the freewheel when I glide or freewheel as if it were rusty, old, and dry with no lubrication. It does the same...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-04, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 967,533
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I thought Utah wasn't bike friendly (in terms of...

I thought Utah wasn't bike friendly (in terms of weather). But, now, I'm grateful that I'm enjoying 60 degree sunny weather commute in the morning.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Well, I go the Randonee last night. My commute...

Well, I go the Randonee last night. My commute this morning was great. It was much smoother ride than on Safari, which is also great in many ways too. My hands coordinated well with the drop bar....
Forum: Commuting
03-25-04, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Thank you guys for your advice on the racks. I'm...

Thank you guys for your advice on the racks. I'm not buying the seatpost mounted one anymore. Ordering a frame-mounted topeak rack right now.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By Wasatch_commute

More I look at the problem, it seems like it has...

More I look at the problem, it seems like it has to do with what RainmanP suggested. (about the clicking sound) As Kodama predicted, I'm now more sold on the Randonee for many other reasons besides...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Daily Commute, I agree with you...

Daily Commute,

I agree with you wholeheartedly. That's the exact reason why I said in my original post that pursue other ways of getting attention "if the police is reluctant to take your case...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I didn't mean to attack/offend police. But in...

I didn't mean to attack/offend police. But in general, biker safety issue is overlooked in most cities. Therefore, being little "loud" or proactive is important in my opinion. Getting public...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Hope everything's Ok. My personal opinion...

Hope everything's Ok. My personal opinion regarding bike safety on streets is that police should start taking this type of accidents more seriously. Bikers are at higher risk than car drivers...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Great to see more fellow bike commuters on the...

Great to see more fellow bike commuters on the forum. When I started commuting little more than a month ago, my wife was really skeptical as to how long my "hobby" would last. Now that I've ridden...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-04, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,403
Posted By Wasatch_commute

I was planning to buy Topeak MTX seatpost rack to...

I was planning to buy Topeak MTX seatpost rack to carry a trunk bag, could you elaborate on the disadvantages of seatpost mounted racks? Also, I'm concerned about the quick release feature of the...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-04, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Thank you, RainmanP. I'll try moving the...

Thank you, RainmanP. I'll try moving the derailleur as you instructed. The slack after freewheeling is about 1 - 1.5 inch in rotation, I'd say. And, when it engages after the slack, it makes this...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-04, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Bike with curly handle bar

I have a question that might sound odd to some of you. I've been commuting on a Novara Safari bike I bought new about 3 weeks ago at REI. About a week ago, I started hearing this clicking noise in...
Forum: Commuting
03-16-04, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By Wasatch_commute

Let's talk about ourselves

I'm new to this site. (just started commuting to work about a month ago) I find bike commuting wonderful and refreshing, not to mention the health benefits. While browsing through the mountain bike...
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