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Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,315
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode home with a jacket and shorts in the high...

I rode home with a jacket and shorts in the high 40's F yesterday. Warmer on the way in vs home. It was below freezing today on the way and apparently will be below average temps for the next week.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,347
Posted By RidingMatthew

Ha thanks it rained and rained and rained....

Ha

thanks it rained and rained and rained. it has rained on the way in today and will rain on the way home. :twitchy:
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,347
Posted By RidingMatthew

this is so true. I drove most of last week due to...

this is so true. I drove most of last week due to family commitments but by Thursday i missed commuting by bike something fierce. I was really looking forward to it this week but this week has 3 days...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,315
Posted By RidingMatthew

mgw4jc that is sad to hear about. I bailed...

mgw4jc that is sad to hear about.

I bailed on commuting today because there was a thunderstorm as I woke this morning. I looked at weather apps and % for rain was too high to take the chance. Very...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,315
Posted By RidingMatthew

I know I just mean that if the weather is good I...

I know I just mean that if the weather is good I will ride and if the weather is not so good I wont beat myself up about it. I think I could have made it if I rode maybe two more weeks plus a little...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 140,056
Posted By RidingMatthew

i found a wallet on the side of the road and...

i found a wallet on the side of the road and carried it to the parking where Police are sometimes sitting and handed it to them.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,315
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks for asking. I commuted Monday and Tuesday...

Thanks for asking. I commuted Monday and Tuesday riding extra to finish the year strong. I felt pretty motivated last week and rode a Polar Bear ride on January 1st too. I got 41 miles for the day....
Forum: Commuting
01-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By RidingMatthew

i agree keep the glasses off your head if you...

i agree keep the glasses off your head if you stop. Sometimes it is awkward but when you start moving again they clear pretty quick. I find single lenses stay clearer than lenses with prescription...
01-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 955
Posted By RidingMatthew

i used to use wunderground and loved it. I did...

i used to use wunderground and loved it. I did not know it was bought by IBM. Sometime i switched from iOS to Android and downloaded the app. when i try to check the weather before commuting in the...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

sorry to hear that and I hope you find something...

sorry to hear that and I hope you find something new and something that you can commute too!


i have driven the entire week. :( it has been rainy and cold. PLUS i have had a cold felt terrible....
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

congrats on making the big 5000 mile mark. I am...

congrats on making the big 5000 mile mark. I am trying to this year as well. I rode 18.5 this morning and my wife is coming to pick me up because we have somewhere to be tonight. I almost got enough...
Forum: Commuting
12-03-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

A windy couple of days. to work yesterday was...

A windy couple of days. to work yesterday was tough avg speed was 13.8. normally 14.5-15 something. Ride home averaged 15mph but I was going with the wind for most of it. I saw 26F this morning

...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,916,679
Posted By RidingMatthew

I am returning my Giro Timberwolf helmet I bought...

I am returning my Giro Timberwolf helmet I bought for winter commuting because the straps are too short to comfortably buckle under my chin. Plus i am not sure about the ear covers...
Buying a Bell...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode down my street to the south then turned...

I rode down my street to the south then turned into the wind and fought the strong wind all the way to work. Currently 44 but feels like 38 with the 14MPH winds from the northwest. i hope it speeds...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 140,056
Posted By RidingMatthew

i doubt that with your riding in the cold and...

i doubt that with your riding in the cold and headwinds you ride in. And if not that also because you ride when it is super cold and less than pleasant haha .
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 140,056
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is another possibility. I was just thinking...

that is another possibility. I was just thinking since Tundra_Man rides on a tundra it might be covered with snow, ice, etc. It was a weak joke.
11-29-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,795
Posted By RidingMatthew

i have had some young ladies yell something...

i have had some young ladies yell something undecipherable at me before. i have had people yell stuff that I don't understand at me as well. so far no one has thrown anything at me that i recall. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Rode to work before the rain came on Wednesday...

Rode to work before the rain came on Wednesday was dark, rainy and gross until it was time to ride home then just the roads were wet. It was a bit warmer so I put on my waterproof sock and rode...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode yesterday I saw mid 20's on the way in and...

I rode yesterday I saw mid 20's on the way in and DARKNESS on the way home. Left work later than usual. I got on the Greenway aka MUP and it pitch black out. Except for me, I cranked the lights and...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 140,056
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is because most of the time you are...

that is because most of the time you are commuting all the stuff is underneath snow, ice, etc. haha
Forum: Commuting
11-18-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

didn't ride today... My knee seemed to be hurting...

didn't ride today... My knee seemed to be hurting after my Gravel ride this weekend avg temp 40ishF and 65.5 miles on wet power sucking gravel. I cant tell if it hurts from pedaling the whole time or...
11-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 191,663
Posted By RidingMatthew

i did this ride too. great pictures too. it was...

i did this ride too. great pictures too. it was tough but memorable.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

AWESOME Fatbike Keep on Rolling tundraman

AWESOME Fatbike Keep on Rolling tundraman
Forum: Commuting
11-06-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drove today because of family obligations and...

Drove today because of family obligations and they are calling for rain tomorrow with much colder temps moving in Friday.

need to make a decision about a gym and or setting up the trainer and...
11-06-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 671
Views: 123,732
Posted By RidingMatthew

i bought brake pads one set for my TRP HY/RD...

i bought brake pads one set for my TRP HY/RD calipers. I need to buy a second set to have spares ready. I also bought an origin 8 stub to add a light for winter commuting on the side of my fork.
11-05-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,879
Posted By RidingMatthew

I bought my Jamis 65B1 in 2010 from Nantahala...

I bought my Jamis 65B1 in 2010 from Nantahala outdoor center during their gear days for less that $900. My receipt told me i save almost $2000 on it.
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

much warmer this morning. nice ride in. My garmin...

much warmer this morning. nice ride in. My garmin is messing up regarding being able to read maps from the sd card. so weird.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is still nothing to complain about. Good...

that is still nothing to complain about. Good mileage none the less. I hear you. I have to drive almost all Wednesdays and that really cuts down on my mileage. Now it is dark on the way in and dark...
11-04-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 191,663
Posted By RidingMatthew

that looks like a fun experience. thanks for...

that looks like a fun experience. thanks for sharing!
10-31-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 932
Posted By RidingMatthew

was looking at 1UP but i have fenders on my...

was looking at 1UP but i have fenders on my commuter.. i cant use 1UP right? they have to hold the tire right?
Forum: Commuting
10-31-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Drove the past couple days. because we have...

Drove the past couple days. because we have received almost 2' of rain in the past 48 hours. It has been unreal!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,496
Posted By RidingMatthew

FrankTuna I think that the supersix is designed...

FrankTuna I think that the supersix is designed for speed vs endurance so it might have you tucked down a bit more. I know that my Cervelo R2 is much faster than previous road bike, my old cross...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Well the cable was not broken :eek: the...

Well the cable was not broken :eek: the derailleur was junked up. They put it in the ultrasonic cleaner. It shifted beautifully in the parking best it has shifted in hundreds of miles. :thumb: I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is what the tech support at Garmin told me...

that is what the tech support at Garmin told me when I was having trouble getting it to work on my commuter one time. I replaced the battery and it worked better. I have a speed sensors on my mtn...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,511
Posted By RidingMatthew

i use the free strava they used to give me free...

i use the free strava they used to give me free months here and there but I don't use it enough to find it of any value. I think i could find myself paying for Ride with GPS more. i use it for route...
10-29-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode the True Grit at Adventurefest in 2017. I...

I rode the True Grit at Adventurefest in 2017. I rode it on the road, on singletrack, and gravel roads. It is a great bike. light and fast.. I think the fork would be fine on the road it smooths out...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,317
Posted By RidingMatthew

i watched this at home last night hard to imagine...

i watched this at home last night hard to imagine snow. Last Sunday it was 85F
10-29-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By RidingMatthew

While riding I listen to nature but while at work...

While riding I listen to nature but while at work I listen to these in no particular order.


Paceline podcast
Pedalshift project.
Mid Atlantic gravel podcast once or twice mostly in regards...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

arsprod thanks problem is that the cable is not...

arsprod thanks problem is that the cable is not the problem on the bike but the derailleur. They are going to soak and see if it can work better. Good bike but components are not ready for commuting...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/img_20191028_174547944_442571814e0d2608ae8844f21eec877ce0c6269d.jpg

View on the way home


Last night was an interesting ride...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

I update strava and Garmin to but I don't know...

I update strava and Garmin to but I don't know how to spit out a report telling me how many miles I have commuted vs just rode.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

mgw4jc total miles but majority is commuting...

mgw4jc total miles but majority is commuting miles. I wish there was a way to separate miles on Strava or Garmin Connect.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

nice ride in this AM. I hope to make my goal for...

nice ride in this AM. I hope to make my goal for mileage for October this week. I should be able to commute 4 or more days this week with a mtn bike ride thrown in for fun. It could be tough but I am...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,824
Posted By RidingMatthew

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/chocolate_drop_e9702f54c3790c98c9f2f239acceb318beefdb7d.jpg


Planet Bike Cascadia ALX Fenders in Black...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Sorry to hear about the lay off Tom. I have not...

Sorry to hear about the lay off Tom. I have not found the solution either. I like a cycling cap when it is raining. My helmet does not have a visor. I have not taken glasses off except in strong...
10-21-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,409
Posted By RidingMatthew

i earned cycling merit badge on my way to Eagle...

i earned cycling merit badge on my way to Eagle Scout in 1993. I remember about halfway through my 50 mile ride the ball bearings felling out of my rear wheel. I took my dad's borrowed hybrid and...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 66,090
Posted By RidingMatthew

Have not been back on the bike since unPAved...

Have not been back on the bike since unPAved October 13, 2019. 6h31m for 86.96 miles and starting temp was around 33F. We have not seen temps like that in NC yet. So I have had a cold, head...
10-21-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 123,732
Posted By RidingMatthew

do you like the GRX? i think that is what I am...

do you like the GRX? i think that is what I am going to put on my Journeyman. it is time for an upgrade. I have been tempted to take it 10 speed too, but I am not sure I can.
10-17-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,227
Views: 191,663
Posted By RidingMatthew

I rode the 90 or 86.96 for this year's route.

I rode the 90 or 86.96 for this year's route.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15,278
Views: 11,125,104
Posted By RidingMatthew

edsta74 that looks stealth and sweet nice job!

edsta74 that looks stealth and sweet nice job!
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