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Forum: Commuting
10-29-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By Jessica

Wow, I guess I did not make myself clear. What I...

Wow, I guess I did not make myself clear. What I meant is that I did not need a coat at the times I was not on the bike... that my metabolism sped up to the point that I was warm enough when NOT...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By Jessica

unexpected benefit of cycling

I recently got an electric bicycle, so I am no longer pedaling for seventy minutes to get home. I get home in fourty five, and greatly appreciate the returned time, which I now get to spend on my...
08-27-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,392
Posted By Jessica

I have had some problems, I think bonk, after...

I have had some problems, I think bonk, after riding more than 20 miles in a day.. I was focusing on hydration, but maybe I need to figure in some food, too.

thanks for the info about honey.. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-08, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By Jessica

what to keep and what to replace: Dahon

I was really jonesing for a Strida or CarryMe when I was facing a vacation in another state. However, now that I have come home (and spent all my disposable income), not so much.

I do need to put...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jessica

perfect

Love this response. I realize today reading this thread, that I do avoid some streets where the cagers are less tame. Sometimes even the "bike lane" labeled roads... if the cagers or the street...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,679
Posted By Jessica

I don't have anything to add to this topic, but...

I don't have anything to add to this topic, but since I am looking for another folder, I want to subscribe to this.

Thanks to all for the information. It has been really enlightening.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,175
Posted By Jessica

em oh en ee why (and the fact that I like...

em oh en ee why

(and the fact that I like biking...) got rid of a car, cut gasoline use in half (while it was still around a dollar a gallon).
04-01-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Jessica

I forgot to say, I have been jonesing for a super...

I forgot to say, I have been jonesing for a super portable: but I do not think I can get one that will stand up to my weight. 20" wheels are still a BIG backpack full, and I would love to have one...
04-01-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By Jessica

I have put some 1500 miles on my Dahon Boardwalk....

I have put some 1500 miles on my Dahon Boardwalk. I had to have a custom rear wheel built to do it, though. Popped spokes like that was the idea when I first got it. My LBS built a rear wheel 20 "...
03-12-08, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,181
Posted By Jessica

my homemade panniers are kitty litter buckets,...

my homemade panniers are kitty litter buckets, hardware and standard rear rack. Since I buy the kitty litter anyway, and had the rear rack already, cost was about two dollars. Waterproof, slightly...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Jessica

Gee, my homemade pannier is a kitty litter bucket...

Gee, my homemade pannier is a kitty litter bucket some hardware and a standard rear rack.
waterproof, cheap, big enough, and high uglification factor!!
Forum: Commuting
03-12-08, 04:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jessica

I have been to every bike shop in my county. I...

I have been to every bike shop in my county. I have Very Specific expectations of my "local bike shop"... and the ones that are close to my ride, home or work don't come close.

I ride to commute,...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-08, 06:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,687
Posted By Jessica

I used to use a rain suit, for years. Now that I...

I used to use a rain suit, for years. Now that I have tried a cape, I will never go back. Yes, the wind is a problem, but I tend to wimp out at really windy days anyway. I just use the cheap 50 cent...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 307
Posted By Jessica

new chain, I just realized, 2000 miles!!!

just got my Dahon folder back from the shop, and while it was there I realized I had put 2000 miles on it commuting. My favorite LBS (College Cyclery) got the business, and did a bang up job of a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,221
Posted By Jessica

I hang a tote bag or a backpack with the straps...

I hang a tote bag or a backpack with the straps shortened up as much as possible on the handlebars. I know sometimes people complain about things swaying from handlebars, but that does not bother me....
Forum: Commuting
01-30-08, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,937
Posted By Jessica

the secret for me is to get nekkid. after I...

the secret for me is to get nekkid.
after I arrive sweaty, I go in the restroom and take off EVERYTHING. then I use the toilet, wash with a cold cloth, dry off and dress in my work clothing. Just a...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By Jessica

white or reflective. My choice is Bell, less than...

white or reflective. My choice is Bell, less than $20, white. I wear lights for the dark, dayglo colors for day visibility and white for dusk and dawn visibility.

what I used to call my "best...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,782
Posted By Jessica

I can't say I have needed to ride in snow or ice,...

I can't say I have needed to ride in snow or ice, living in the valley and all, but wind, WIND sucks, and stops my fun.

Does it count if part of my ride is bus/train part bike? if it does, then...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,890
Posted By Jessica

commuting for me is fun... or I do not do it. I...

commuting for me is fun... or I do not do it. I use the light rail when I am too tired or ill to use the bike. but I do need 1) a destination or goal and 2) available time

But if "fun ride" means...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-05-07, 12:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,880
Posted By Jessica

I belong to the Clydes/Athena group, and I have...

I belong to the Clydes/Athena group, and I have put about 2500 miles on my Dahon Boardwalk. I had to swap out the rear wheel, more spokes, in order to be able to ride it at all. (out of the box,...
11-21-07, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Jessica

when I said I am too heavy, I was not...

when I said I am too heavy, I was not exaggerating. I am a member of the Clydesdale/Athena forum. (nuff said...) The place I purchased it from has not responded to any email from me, and has...
11-20-07, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Jessica

yeah, it was really twitchy steering, and very...

yeah, it was really twitchy steering, and very little momentum to maintain a steady course.
Hadn't updated my profile in a while, I ride a dahon boardwalk now... put 2000 miles on it!
If I can...
11-19-07, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By Jessica

'A' bike failure... repair?

well, I am too heavy for my toy, and the aluminum tubing failed. I am thinking of asking my dad (one of those "he can fix anything" people) to replace the broken parts with steel... It was really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-07, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jessica

I got the A bike delivered. tire pressure was...

I got the A bike delivered. tire pressure was crucial, when I first tried to ride it, the pressure was not high enough, and I could not get it to go at all. Pumped up tires, and put the seat way...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-07, 05:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,971
Posted By Jessica

I have tried speaking, yelling, airZound and now...

I have tried speaking, yelling, airZound and now have a "cha-ching" old style bell. I use it to warn peds, to respond to cyclists who do not bother to warn me they are passing me at 10 miles faster...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jessica

no, I am not single OR straight... and I have...

no, I am not single OR straight...
and I have decided to put off the Carry-Me, but am saving carefully for the A bike. I know it will not be what I have in my Dahon... but it will be portable enough...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,587
Posted By Jessica

I got the "I want's"

I had started to think I want to upgrade my Dahon, to one that has telescoping handlebars. I have put 2000 miles on the poor thing, and I still love it, but it is showing the wear. And of course,...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By Jessica

passing it on

my kids finally found bikes that work for them. They are definately clydesdales, and carfree... so I am thrilled to say they are also now bike commuters.

Just in case anyone cares, their bikes of...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,337
Posted By Jessica

love riding in the rain, if the wind is not...

love riding in the rain, if the wind is not blowing.
Hate wind whether it is raining or not.
take or keep at destination spare clothing. sitting in wet clothes for 8 hours sucks.
I use a poncho,...
07-11-07, 09:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,442
Posted By Jessica

old thread, new mileage: 2800 miles on odometers:...

old thread, new mileage: 2800 miles on odometers: more than 25 miles a week for three years. Closer to 50 miles a week nowadays, and looking to increase.

Cool, I am pleased.
07-10-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,345
Posted By Jessica

I have a Dahon folder, Broadway, that needed a...

I have a Dahon folder, Broadway, that needed a handbuilt rear wheel to be able to support my weight. I will replace it with another Dahon (love that fold up), but will have to again replace the rear...
Forum: Introductions
07-09-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By Jessica

I am still biking. Riding a folding Dahon (I so...

I am still biking. Riding a folding Dahon (I so love this bike.) It goes on the bus and lite rail to work, and takes me whereever I need to go after work without the bus or lite rail. Today the...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-07, 09:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,139
Posted By Jessica

on my bike when the cagers say, "did you...

on my bike

when the cagers say, "did you ride in that?"
I say,"I get wet every time I take a shower."

rain is fun, I use a poncho, and hold it in my hands on the handlebars. I have fenders....
01-24-07, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Jessica

Wow, what a difference a break can make. I have...

Wow, what a difference a break can make. I have been using lite rail and the bus almost daily, and now I find myself enjoying riding again. It's fun to go fast again.

My mileage is down to just a...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-07, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,441
Posted By Jessica

If my bicycle is wet, it rained. If my bicycle...

If my bicycle is wet, it rained.
If my bicycle is dry, it hasn't rained yet.
If my bicycle has ice on the seat, it is going to be a cold ride.
If my bicycle is hot to the touch, I need extra...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-07, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By Jessica

of course it is addictive. like breathing.

of course it is addictive. like breathing.
Forum: Commuting
01-04-07, 02:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,371
Posted By Jessica

I have a mesh vest (summer wear) and a hunter's...

I have a mesh vest (summer wear) and a hunter's vest with added 3" reflective tape (sew on) for winter. Lots of pockets, gloves, balaclava and blinkies go in pockets very nicely.

I bought others,...
12-13-06, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Jessica

not bonk after all

I think I had a thread titled :BONK but I can't find it...
the topic was that I was overly tired from my commute, and not wanting to ride, due to going 10 miles one way, up to 20+ miles a day...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 855
Posted By Jessica

I lean down and put my elbows on the grips,and...

I lean down and put my elbows on the grips,and hold my hands together in front of me, which puts me into a very similar position to the drop bars. I have been riding for years, and I only do this if...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-06, 10:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jessica

recovery time

I find that if I need to stop or slow down during a ride (like that big hill....) I am totally better off if I just STOP. Two minutes resting, and I am renewed and ready and quicker. If I walk up the...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-06, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By Jessica

home made from Kitty litter tubs, nobody wants to...

home made from Kitty litter tubs, nobody wants to steal due to the geek factor, and waterproof. I think they would come off but be sound even in a fall.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-06, 04:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By Jessica

Thanks for your signature line... I needed that.

Thanks for your signature line... I needed that.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-06, 04:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,774
Posted By Jessica

squirrel and rabbit racing..... no, the...

squirrel and rabbit racing.....

no, the deer. Has to be the deer.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-06, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,006
Posted By Jessica

what a cool idea! i have visited a number of LBS,...

what a cool idea! i have visited a number of LBS, and I agree about going back only if they are helpful. (so my LBS is not really the closest to my house)

I ride with my back straight when in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-06, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jessica

whoo hoo!! Dalmore sent me better pedals than my...

whoo hoo!! Dalmore sent me better pedals than my bike came with. Thanks again, dude. (the check's in the mail)
Jess
Forum: Commuting
07-22-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,163
Posted By Jessica

homemade panniers

I made a set off water proof panniers using hooks bolts and nuts from the hardware store and Kitty litter buckets. Since I buy the kitty litter anyway, my cost was less than $5 ea. You can put large...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-06, 09:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jessica

I replaced the left pedal with a platform...

I replaced the left pedal with a platform temporarily. Finally some benefit from the multiple bikes which have gathered on my property hoping to be rebuilt.

and public thanks to dalmore... now I...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-06, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 502
Posted By Jessica

so, does that make you a tweaker? :D but,...

so, does that make you a tweaker? :D

but, really, thanks for the info, I am considering clipless, and i know NOTHING.....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-06, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jessica

Its broken

it is the plastic coming away from the metal. I haven't been able to find parts prices for Dahon... but I found there are stores in the Bay Area who have them in stock.

I haven't decided if I want...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-13-06, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,524
Posted By Jessica

problem with Dahon folding pedal

I'm thinking I just need to get some new pedal. the left one is loose on the bolt, and I think it may fail and cause a fall if I am not careful. anyone else have problems with Dahon folding pedal...
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