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07-19-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By Skipjacks

Well you don't have to leave the screen on the...

Well you don't have to leave the screen on the whole time. Many phones have a feature where you tap the screen to turn it on. Use one of those and keep the screen off and just tap it to see the...
07-19-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By Skipjacks

Best option here is to just use an older...

Best option here is to just use an older smartphone as a dedicated bike computer.

Even the models from 3-4 years ago are massively overpowered to handle any kind of biking related app. GPS...
07-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 580
Posted By Skipjacks

I have one of these. ...

I have one of these.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I1AG2HG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mounts firm so it doesn't wiggle back and forth as I ride. It's totally out...
07-19-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,459
Posted By Skipjacks

USB rechargeable is the only way I'll even...

USB rechargeable is the only way I'll even consider a light.

No, they don't hold a charge as long as a paid of AA batteries. But so what?

For my riding my big cygolites last for a couple...
07-19-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,268
Posted By Skipjacks

Usually I'll get a little sweaty in the morning...

Usually I'll get a little sweaty in the morning but not soaking. My clothes will dry in my office when there are just a few damp spots.

But when they are soaked and dripping....nope. They will...
07-19-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,268
Posted By Skipjacks

The combination of how much I'll sweat and why I...

The combination of how much I'll sweat and why I want to ride is a big factor as well.

I didn't ride to work today because I didn't feel like being a sloppy bag of wetness when I got to my...
07-19-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,268
Posted By Skipjacks

Where you live is critically important. You...

Where you live is critically important.

You live in Georgia. So you are used to Georgia heat and humidity. It's normal to your body. But someone from Siberia would die in 95 degree heat with...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 104,647
Posted By Skipjacks

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I...

I have found a guinea pig the last 3 times I rode.

I'm sure it's the same one as it's in the same place every time. Obviously it's a runaway pet. But every day it's sitting there in the same...
07-19-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,268
Posted By Skipjacks

Today is 98 with a heat index of 108 and humidity...

Today is 98 with a heat index of 108 and humidity in the 90% range.

The air conditioner in my car was working great! The bike will still be there on Monday. I'll live with a day out of the saddle.
07-19-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By Skipjacks

This is genius and I'm embarrassed I never...

This is genius and I'm embarrassed I never figured this out on my own
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,504
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4241 (4504 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-18-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,412
Posted By Skipjacks

We ran out of robot jokes. We covered...

We ran out of robot jokes.

We covered Battlebots...ways to disable robots...ways to confuse robots...funny things you can do to robots....

Being mad as human drivers was the next logical...
07-18-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,412
Posted By Skipjacks

The drive can hate me all they want. I will still...

The drive can hate me all they want. I will still wait out until the traffic is clear to MY satisfaction and live.

I cross at a light every day where there is a left and a right turn signal where...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Skipjacks

I like Cheap Trick. I'd have been at that show. ...

I like Cheap Trick. I'd have been at that show.

And I'm not exactly a fan of Flock of Seagulls, but I like them more than I like playing cards in the barracks so.....
07-18-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,034
Posted By Skipjacks

The stationary automated speed cameras we have...

The stationary automated speed cameras we have here and never calibrated. It's how they give tickets to parked cars. Even then the video is supposedly reviewed and signed off on by a human for each...
07-17-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,122
Posted By Skipjacks

This stuff ...

This stuff
...
07-17-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Skipjacks

Make sure she is peddling when trying to shift. ...

Make sure she is peddling when trying to shift.

Those things are impossible if the chain isn't moving. My kid had the same issue. Eventually I realized she always stopped peddling and started...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Skipjacks

Last night I kicked a door frame. I swear...

Last night I kicked a door frame.

I swear the darn thing moved 6 inches from where I left it. Jumped right out at me. Ripped the nail off my little toe. Hurt like a SOB

I drove into work this...
07-17-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By Skipjacks

You have made the right choice, my friend. ...

You have made the right choice, my friend.

Especially if you have kids who want to go riding with you around the neighborhood. I can't ride with my kids on my gravel bike with the higher gearing...
07-17-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,122
Posted By Skipjacks

I'm sticking with White Lightning Clean Ride...

I'm sticking with White Lightning Clean Ride through this bottle of it at least. I might try another similar wax lube just to tweak the process after that and see if another one works even better....
07-17-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,317
Posted By Skipjacks

These are just easier to work with. I...

These are just easier to work with.

I always keep 1 hex key in the most common size in my bag along with the multi tool.

The multi tool is nice for having a wrench for every bolt on the bike....
07-17-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Skipjacks

Suspension depends on where you are riding. ...

Suspension depends on where you are riding.

On well maintained roads, suspension is a waste of space and should be locked out most of the time.

On crappy roads with lots of bumps and...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,504
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4156 (4419 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By Skipjacks

This is great advice. Take it. As for...

This is great advice.

Take it.

As for the original question, don't spend $1000 on a hybrid. Any hybrid.

The difference between a $500 hybrid and a $1000 hybrid are the component quality,...
07-16-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,412
Posted By Skipjacks

We are always looking for that latest and...

We are always looking for that latest and greatest bike mountable accessory

Does anyone know how to use the bottle cage mounts to attach an EMP device?

Asking for a friend....

Also I'm...
07-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,398
Posted By Skipjacks

Well aren't you a delightful ray of sunshine

Well aren't you a delightful ray of sunshine
07-16-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,398
Posted By Skipjacks

Your first 2 posts on the site are a post in a...

Your first 2 posts on the site are a post in a dormant thread (about the most passive uninteresting topic in biking) with a weblink to a sales site, then a post saying that first post wasn't spam.
...
07-16-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,398
Posted By Skipjacks

Obvious spam is obvious.

Obvious spam is obvious.
07-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,412
Posted By Skipjacks

Do they have voice interfaces? I'll say...

Do they have voice interfaces?

I'll say "Hey robot? Divide 1 by 0" then watch it slowly overheat until it catches fire.
07-16-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,122
Posted By Skipjacks

Reviving and old thread here to add insight about...

Reviving and old thread here to add insight about White Lighting wax lube in wet conditions

Water doesn't wash it off

But White Lighting doesn't hold up well in wet conditions.

So why?
...
07-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,412
Posted By Skipjacks

It's robot fighting time!!! ...

It's robot fighting time!!!

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1007123809306939392/3Gc1nvdj_400x400.jpg


But seriously....I'll just rig up a system where this robot automatically stays 10...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Skipjacks

Decisions are hard.... Do both!

Decisions are hard....

Do both!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Skipjacks

It may take the same amount of time to ride into...

It may take the same amount of time to ride into DC as drive.

But think of the savings to your sanity by not having to deal with stop and go DC traffic nearly as much.

If you can average...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Skipjacks

Fair enough I work in the suburbs. Parking...

Fair enough

I work in the suburbs. Parking is never an issue.

But I can see how working in a place like Washington DC, where parking sucks 24/7/365, would make splitting the commute type a...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,504
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________ 3111
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211...
07-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By Skipjacks

I see you have 'Irish gloves' to match my 'Irish...

I see you have 'Irish gloves' to match my 'Irish socks'.
07-15-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,659
Posted By Skipjacks

Oh I'm not saying they are all like that. But...

Oh I'm not saying they are all like that. But some are.

For certain, if money is actually going to the charity the organizers claim to be supporting, they should be willing and happy to share the...
07-15-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,659
Posted By Skipjacks

Oh, and the one group ride I ever went on was a...

Oh, and the one group ride I ever went on was a ride through Baltimore years ago.

The course kind sucked. It was through all these residential neighborhoods and some abandoned areas because they...
07-15-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,659
Posted By Skipjacks

'Charity' rides always make me question how much...

'Charity' rides always make me question how much money is actually being raised for the cause.

It's not cheap to stage a giant group bike ride.

Charity runs (as is...running on your feet)...
07-15-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By Skipjacks

This. The Sirrus, and similar hybrids, are...

This.

The Sirrus, and similar hybrids, are GREAT for the urban ride where it can be like an obstacle course to dip and duck in and around curbs, potholes, suddenly dive out of the way or cars and...
07-15-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By Skipjacks

I have this problem with my feet since I rarely...

I have this problem with my feet since I rarely go outside without shoes on.

I have nice tanned legs, the envy of any male model. (If I do say so myself) But when barefoot I look like I'm...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 722
Posted By Skipjacks

Earlier this year I installed a new screen door....

Earlier this year I installed a new screen door. Had to put all the screws in by hand to make sure I didn't over tighten them and strip out the door frame.

Every screw was hard to turn and there...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 875
Posted By Skipjacks

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust...

For 10 miles I'd go with a slower but more robust frame that will make larger tires and pannier bags easy.

My commuter is a tank. It's not a bike I enjoy riding for 50 miles on the weekends (I...
07-15-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,659
Posted By Skipjacks

This. These people make me want to avoid...

This.

These people make me want to avoid everything. And I don't care which side of which political issue you are on. I'm riding a bike to escape that crap for 1 day. Just shut up.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Skipjacks

https://images.amcnetworks.com/amc.com/wp-content/...

https://images.amcnetworks.com/amc.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/BB-Bryan-Cranston-BTS-325.jpg

This guy LOL'ed
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 23,504
Posted By Skipjacks

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9...

augustgarage (CA) __________ 4611.4 (5119.9 total) [96/108]
Bizman (PA) ________________ 4119 (4382 total miles YTD)
dschue5 (MN) _______________ 3010 (5211 total)
mgw4jc (NC) ________________...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,277
Posted By Skipjacks

I don't see the point of this. (Though I'm not...

I don't see the point of this. (Though I'm not bothered by anyone who does it. More power to them.)

Seems like it would be easier to just drive the whole way to work then come home earlier and go...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Skipjacks

It's a real thing ...

It's a real thing

https://vickiac.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/img_0626.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,433
Posted By Skipjacks

Wait wait wait....you read that post....the one...

Wait wait wait....you read that post....the one where I used the word 'schlong' and commented on the ever comical double vs triple crank and lube preference debates..... and you think I'm the one...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,718
Posted By Skipjacks

Any kind of head scarf is helpful for this I...

Any kind of head scarf is helpful for this

I actually like something thinner than a towel. A bandanna works great.

My head soaks it with sweat.

As the sweat evaporates off the fabric (much...
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