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01-07-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,800
Posted By takenreasy

I can't wait until my city gets there.

I can't wait until my city gets there.
12-14-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,136
Posted By takenreasy

It's clearly a personal thing but for me cars...

It's clearly a personal thing but for me cars suck. I still own three (mainly due to "adult" kids) but drive only once a week for currently unavoidable long distance travel. However, as I frequently...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-18, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By takenreasy

I agree!

I agree!
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 06:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By takenreasy

I didn't apply any analysis to the person trying...

I didn't apply any analysis to the person trying to kill me but OK.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By takenreasy

It appears you missed the entire purpose of my...

It appears you missed the entire purpose of my post. Certainly I've been working on anger management as it pertains to cars/trucks trying to kill me. I came a long way during my commuting career. I...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By takenreasy

Glad you enjoy your truck. I don't find myself to...

Glad you enjoy your truck. I don't find myself to be a stupid cyclist and I certainly don't enjoy trucks heading straight for me with intent to injure. I'm not stereotyping just venting.
Forum: Commuting
07-31-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By takenreasy

The Aggression Never Ends

So, In my past life I was a die hard 15 year 20 mile a day commuter. Over the years I learned to let the A-hole drivers of cages roll off of me - although very difficult at times. This topic has been...
02-08-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,967
Posted By takenreasy

I've found with common sense gearing the knees...

I've found with common sense gearing the knees suffer no more than if on a geared bike.
01-22-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,835
Posted By takenreasy

I like your style.

I like your style.
12-29-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,835
Posted By takenreasy

I like it and it has the correct amount of gears..

I like it and it has the correct amount of gears..
Forum: Commuting
12-18-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,149
Posted By takenreasy

I think a bike commuter needs to define what...

I think a bike commuter needs to define what bicycle commuting means to them. Once I determined I was a full time no matter what commuter the decision became easy. Although, execution wasn't always...
12-17-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,301
Posted By takenreasy

My car for care-light would be a Honda Fit.

My car for care-light would be a Honda Fit.
12-17-17, 06:14 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 32,999
Posted By takenreasy

BINGO!!! and despite our politics I'll still...

BINGO!!! and despite our politics I'll still pursue a car free lifestyle.
12-17-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,716
Posted By takenreasy

58 now and looking to hang'm up at 62. In the...

58 now and looking to hang'm up at 62. In the mean time we are looking to move to a urban area where walking and/or biking will suffice in getting everything done that needs getting done. I hate cars.
12-16-17, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 176,704
Posted By takenreasy

You're probably right. I was focusing on the...

You're probably right. I was focusing on the second pic but the first one does look OK.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 13,336
Posted By takenreasy

There have been many times where I've experienced...

There have been many times where I've experienced people in cars who are A-holes. I used to be guilty of getting even with them. Over the years I've recounted many of my post episodic experiences and...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,579
Posted By takenreasy

As said earlier, put a bag on it in the rain.

As said earlier, put a bag on it in the rain.
12-16-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,626
Posted By takenreasy

I'd rather die from over doing it that from...

I'd rather die from over doing it that from sitting on the couch.
12-16-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 116,621
Posted By takenreasy

More home brew.

More home brew.
12-16-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 108,272
Posted By takenreasy

Mississippi John Hurt.

Mississippi John Hurt.
12-16-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By takenreasy

Aren't those fireworks illegal?

Aren't those fireworks illegal?
12-16-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,192
Posted By takenreasy

Use platform pedals.

Use platform pedals.
12-16-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,370
Views: 176,704
Posted By takenreasy

The chain appears to need some snugging.

The chain appears to need some snugging.
12-16-17, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4,809
Views: 560,336
Posted By takenreasy

Why are all these pics of geared bikes?

Why are all these pics of geared bikes?
Forum: Commuting
12-14-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By takenreasy

Have the bike and everything else ready to go the...

Have the bike and everything else ready to go the night before.
Forum: Commuting
12-09-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By takenreasy

I'd recommend either Shwalbe Marathan Plus or...

I'd recommend either Shwalbe Marathan Plus or Vittoria Randonneur Cross Touring.
12-09-17, 05:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,310
Posted By takenreasy

As a kid I always played organized or sand lot...

As a kid I always played organized or sand lot sports and road my bike everywhere. In addition to that I took up running at 18. At now 58 I still run, ride (fixed gear mostly) and play ice hockey. As...
12-09-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 116,621
Posted By takenreasy

Home brew.

Home brew.
12-09-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,167
Posted By takenreasy

That's my question, as well. For me, not to ****...

That's my question, as well. For me, not to **** on those with other opinions, if it's not a single fixed cog, you might as well ride a geared bike.
12-09-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,920
Posted By takenreasy

Yep, this appears to be just another: once was a...

Yep, this appears to be just another: once was a great thing sold off to someone who'll make it - not so much.
12-09-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By takenreasy

I love that thing:love:

I love that thing:love:
Forum: Commuting
11-28-17, 06:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,421
Posted By takenreasy

I went from clipless to platform long ago because...

I went from clipless to platform long ago because I got tired of being a bike nerd.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 05:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,137
Posted By takenreasy

I hate cars.

I hate cars.
10-27-17, 04:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,576
Posted By takenreasy

This would be my answer, as well. I'm 58 and...

This would be my answer, as well. I'm 58 and while riding my fixed gear bike it's imperative to stand once approaching hills in order to maintain momentum. As I get older my back likes me standing...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-17, 05:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,627
Posted By takenreasy

I've been through all of the permutations of...

I've been through all of the permutations of things that would prevent me being motivated to commute everyday. Those early days I'd focus on how bad I felt taking a car or motorcycle instead or a...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,110
Posted By takenreasy

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by...

1. What are your favorite aspects of commuting by bike? Not driving

2. If you were trying to convince someone to start commuting by bike, how would you "sell" the concept? To each their own

3....
Forum: Commuting
11-14-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,372
Posted By takenreasy

Bingo! Many would be fixed riders freak out about...

Bingo! Many would be fixed riders freak out about going up hills. For me, the real deal is keeping "ahead of my pedals" on descents with my 19 mile round trip commute. I have brakes. So, when gravity...
10-01-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 787
Posted By takenreasy

I'be been using these the past six years and they...

I'be been using these the past six years and they still look good as new. This deal cannot be beat.
09-30-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 18,971
Posted By takenreasy

5'8" and 155 lbs.

5'8" and 155 lbs.
Forum: Commuting
09-30-16, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,707
Posted By takenreasy

Bingo! After morphing into the culture of full...

Bingo! After morphing into the culture of full time bicycle commuting regret enters the picture immediately. It's all attitude and easily managed by getting every thing ready the night before so the...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,250
Posted By takenreasy

Yellow jackets are wasps not bees. This means...

Yellow jackets are wasps not bees. This means they can sting repeatedly. Bees lose their stinger after one hit. Over the past seven years I've been stung by something only twice. A lot of my commute...
09-10-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,835
Posted By takenreasy

Yep, green was the fastest color.

Yep, green was the fastest color.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By takenreasy

I've been commuting year round 15 of the past 20...

I've been commuting year round 15 of the past 20 years and own all types of lighting. I'm still quite sure no one in broad daylight is going to see my rear mounted light blinking in full sun from the...
09-04-16, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By takenreasy

I'm back! My intention was to go down to 60 GI...

I'm back! My intention was to go down to 60 GI but I'm waiting for the 19t cog to arrive in the mail for that to happen. In the meantime I slapped a 20t on that was laying around. That puts the...
09-04-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2,344
Views: 441,835
Posted By takenreasy

WOW! That's a blast from the past for me. That is...

WOW! That's a blast from the past for me. That is the exact bike I left unattended while in a store that was stolen. It was replaced the same week with a green one (thanks Dad) or was it the other...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By takenreasy

The implication here as you too have experience...

The implication here as you too have experience being hit and had positive results waiting for the authorities to show up. I am glad for your fortunate experience. My historical experience, as well...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-16, 04:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By takenreasy

Old dog, no new tricks here: 53 years riding...

Old dog, no new tricks here: 53 years riding bicycles and 40 years riding motorcycles. I've only been hit twice over this span of time. Mirrors and blinkies don't do much for being broadsided in full...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,690
Posted By takenreasy

We've been considering retirement in Pittsburgh....

We've been considering retirement in Pittsburgh. It's good to see we won't be leaving our idiot drivers behind.
08-31-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By takenreasy

Just removed all the gear stuff and should have...

Just removed all the gear stuff and should have the new "big" cog Friday. My thoughts, aligned with other here, are to be flexible with my gearing. With the flip-flop and multiple choices for cogs,...
08-30-16, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By takenreasy

Yep, going down to 60 GI and I do have brakes....

Yep, going down to 60 GI and I do have brakes. I've been riding 68 GI. So, not a huge jump down but enough to make it more hill friendly. I'll just have to spin faster to go faster on flat and...
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