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Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

humidity is back. I was absolutely dripping when...

humidity is back. I was absolutely dripping when i got home yesterday 95F and stifling humidity.
07-17-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,920
Posted By RidingMatthew

I think the most I did for charity group rides...

I think the most I did for charity group rides was in 2009. I have hit a few local bike shop rides over the years. After commuting all week the shop ride is hard to ask the family to allow me to go...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Last night I rode down Liberty street and used...

Last night I rode down Liberty street and used the recently completed bridge to ride over the reworking interstate through town. It has been closed for few months. It really speeds up the ride home....
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

#jealous...

#jealous (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=jealous) of the temps and camping vs working and the heat.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

looks pretty close to my forecast. maybe a touch...

looks pretty close to my forecast. maybe a touch warmer for you. pdlamb i was thinking the same thing
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

are you serious? :foo:

are you serious?

:foo:
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today was a pleasant ride in it must have been...

Today was a pleasant ride in it must have been the cooler temps and lower dew point aka it did not feel like a sauna. I got sweaty but my halo headband actually had a chance at evaporating sweat this...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 15,208
Views: 10,953,072
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have seen one of those boards as well. I...

i have seen one of those boards as well. I thought it would be tempting to have the days i drive to ride from where i park to work. It would make the walk a touch quicker :)
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By RidingMatthew

i am not sure how you stop one of those things...

i am not sure how you stop one of those things quickly. #soIwillpass (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=soIwillpass)
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,525
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have commuted year round for about 7 years I...

i have commuted year round for about 7 years I guess now. I have 11 miles one way (straightest shot) So I am careful with the weather but have ridden as low as 13F and HOT and humid.
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Finally got around to syncing my rides and was...

Finally got around to syncing my rides and was not sure about my total mileage for the week. If you go Sunday through Thursday I had 120 miles. If you count Monday through Thursday, I had 97 miles. I...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today on the way in it was about 70 degrees and...

Today on the way in it was about 70 degrees and the humidity was 91+% . I had to stop to get a bandanna out to wipe my face. I felt like i was melting... there was ZERO evaporation going on.
07-09-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,874
Posted By RidingMatthew

i had a receiver mount for carrying bikes on my...

i had a receiver mount for carrying bikes on my Honda Civic for 4 days before it was totaled in a car accident. I want to add one to CRV that replaced it. I had one installed on my older Mazda6 Wagon...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

It is cloudy today and the weather algorithms are...

It is cloudy today and the weather algorithms are probably wrong. it might be more humid in NC too
07-09-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,722
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have had two cheap cases from amazon on two...

I have had two cheap cases from amazon on two different iPhones. They have worked well. I have tech armor glass on the second and it in pristine condition. For riding, I either put the phone in a top...
07-09-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,112
Posted By RidingMatthew

might depend on the strength of the leg. I am not...

might depend on the strength of the leg. I am not sure if it makes much difference other than you looking very weird with one shaved leg and one not.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is normal around here 30 temp swings. I am...

that is normal around here 30 temp swings. I am thakful that today's high is 83 vs whatever yesterday was... seemed like less traffic this morning vs yesterday...
07-09-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,685
Posted By RidingMatthew

what kind of bag is that on the front?

what kind of bag is that on the front?
Forum: Commuting
07-08-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Test rode the commute with a friend from church...

Test rode the commute with a friend from church Sunday. She wanted to ride Sunday to see the route etc.25miles for me before noon. WOW it was hot out there. But my Strava week ended up being 135...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,510
Posted By RidingMatthew

i think this thread is broken and too long or...

i think this thread is broken and too long or something can't read past page 740.

i bought a new cable for rear derailleur and front brake caliper TRP Hy/ rd. much better braking on the commuter....
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is brilliant... if i had a roof rack. I...

that is brilliant... if i had a roof rack.

I have a hitch mount and it works for me. Hitch mount only makes me nervous when in stop and go traffic.
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,996
Posted By RidingMatthew

i would recommend a bike with fenders. My...

i would recommend a bike with fenders. My commuting bike has them and they are great. One time a friend and I were riding a rail trail together we got caught in a storm. The trail became a river of...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

TLC = Tender loving care TRP is the brand...

TLC = Tender loving care

TRP is the brand and hy/ rd is the caliper model (https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/trp-hy-rd-caliper/rp-prod150518)

BB= bottom bracket and Shimano GRX is...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

robertorolfo that is pretty crazy. I hope that...

robertorolfo that is pretty crazy. I hope that technology helps them identify the perpetrator! Glad yours are safe.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drove again today... yesterday i dropped of the...

Drove again today... yesterday i dropped of the commuter for some TLC. rear cable to derailleur; advise if new cassette is warranted, brought one in that I had bought, it might have been the cable...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

i broke my rear derailleur cable on the way in...

i broke my rear derailleur cable on the way in Friday. I had my wife pick me up because it broke about half way in and it was pretty tough riding in 2 gears to work. I had a charity ride Saturday and...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,056
Views: 103,710
Posted By RidingMatthew

hope you had fenders on that bike! :innocent:

hope you had fenders on that bike! :innocent:
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

I was not trying to smart Alec just figured I...

I was not trying to smart Alec just figured I would ask Tom based on his posting about riding this bike today and a different tomorrow.


I know but also just have a picture in my mind based on tv...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

Sorry about that robertorolfo what do you do? 🥴

Sorry about that robertorolfo what do you do? 🥴
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,355
Posted By RidingMatthew

Skipjacks you are over thinking it. you already...

Skipjacks you are over thinking it. you already have tires use them up and then get another pair later or get the tires and see which you like better.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,355
Posted By RidingMatthew

yes:thumb:

yes:thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is impressive from my limited understanding...

that is impressive from my limited understanding of NYC and the limitations on space. thanks for the answer Tom!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,510
Posted By RidingMatthew

some new pearl izumi elite gel gloves. I had a...

some new pearl izumi elite gel gloves. I had a pair from April 2016 and no matter how many times i wash they don't smell pleasant. well that and don't absorb any shock anymore and are so loose they...
06-14-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,685
Posted By RidingMatthew

thank you curttard that is what I was planning to...

thank you curttard that is what I was planning to do since I rode from Cumberland to Pittsburgh a few years back.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,286
Posted By RidingMatthew

how do you store them all in NYC?

how do you store them all in NYC?
Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

drove yesterday and we got buckets of rain in the...

drove yesterday and we got buckets of rain in the afternoon through evening to early AM. i think it stopped around 3am Severe flooding warnings. I rode this morning and only found a few rain drops...
06-13-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 141,685
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is really nice. i hope to ride the C& O next...

that is really nice. i hope to ride the C& O next year. better to go from Cumberland to DC or other way around?
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

great ride in this morning. around 60F and dry....

great ride in this morning. around 60F and dry. we have had a ton of rain. We got at least 3.5" from Friday to Sunday 3pm or so. Another storm came and I haven't checked the gauge since.

I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,686,510
Posted By RidingMatthew

new gloves

some pearl izumi gloves
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,355
Posted By RidingMatthew

My eyes! ouch HAHA thank you for the laugh......

My eyes! ouch HAHA thank you for the laugh... :roflmao:
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

we just had a nice storm roll through. but i...

we just had a nice storm roll through. but i think it stopped raining. if I rode today i probably would have been fine
stupid paranoid weather apps.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By RidingMatthew

yes i used gatorskin tires on my cyclocross...

yes
i used gatorskin tires on my cyclocross bike and would swap to cyclocross for rail trail riding for a touch wider tire. it all really depends on the frame.
06-05-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,397
Posted By RidingMatthew

i ring my knog oi twice because once it sounds...

i ring my knog oi twice because once it sounds like an iPhone text message and usually say "coming up behind you!"
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

mgw4jc we have weather reports here for 80%...

mgw4jc we have weather reports here for 80% chance of t storms.. be careful... they say could be severe here.
06-05-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,814
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks FlashBazbo I am currently riding on 650b x...

thanks FlashBazbo I am currently riding on 650b x 47mm Byways. they said that 650 x 2.1" WTB nanos are too much tire. I think they would be slow but cushion would be nice. I told wife for the ride...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

darth_lefty what kind of cameras did you get? do...

darth_lefty what kind of cameras did you get? do you have one or two cameras?

You ride a recumbent?


I drove today its Wednesday (80% chance of t storms) and cant get from work to the house...
06-04-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,814
Posted By RidingMatthew

FlashBazbo how do you like the Elwood tires? ...

FlashBazbo how do you like the Elwood tires?

I am doing the unpaved pennsylvannia ride and am considering putting them on my journeyman instead of the byways i use for commuting.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 33,481
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode the long way home yesterday. A little...

I rode the long way home yesterday. A little gravel in the middle of my ride. I came home and asked me son to ride the neighborhood. we rode over 3 miles together. :)


I saw a low of 53F this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,593
Views: 612,684
Posted By RidingMatthew

any one know about any deals on bike gloves? I...

any one know about any deals on bike gloves? I had numbness this morning
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,277
Posted By RidingMatthew

cool picture and glad that CA has some rain...

cool picture and glad that CA has some rain stores!
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