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ussprinceton 02-04-15 12:36 PM

This is my thread for miles ridden in 2015
 
this thread is just for me, to keep track of how many miles I've ridden so far in the year of 2015. my bike is a 2013 CAAD 10 Team Replica


Specifications:

Frame: CAAD10, Smartformed 6069 Alloy, Speed SAVE, BB30
Fork: CAAD10, Speed SAVE Full Carbon, 1-1/8" to 1-1/4" Tapered Steerer
Headset: CAAD10, 1-1/4" Lower Bearing, 25mm Top Cap
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB30
Crankset: FSA Gossamer, BB30, 53/39
Cassette: SHIMANO 105 5700, 12-27, 10-Speed
Front Derailleur: SHIMANO 105 5700
Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO 105 5700
Chain: KMC X10, 10-Speed
Shift/Brake Levers: SHIMANO 105 5700
Brakes: TEKTRO R580
Handlebar: Cannondale C3 Compact
Stem: Cannondale C3, 31.8MM, 6 Deg
Seat Post: Cannondale C3 Alloy, 27.2mm X 300mm
Saddle: Prologo, Kappa Evo
Wheels: SHIMANO RS-10
Tires: Schwalbe Lugano, 700x23c, Folding


http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps991425d3.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps226d18cc.jpg

http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...ps0d147151.jpg

ussprinceton 02-04-15 01:42 PM

1st ride outdoors in 2015 today, 2/4/2015

from our house to t.j. maxx at 4600 Chapel Hill Blvd, Oak creek Village Shopping Center, Durham, NC 27707

20 miles round trip

hueyhoolihan 02-04-15 02:02 PM

seems as thought it's becoming more common place for people to be keeping what is essentially and personal bicycling blog on public forums.

i've decided to ignore them completely once i've established that that is the case.

scroca 02-04-15 02:07 PM

This is odd

mcours2006 02-04-15 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by hueyhoolihan (Post 17528484)
seems as thought it's becoming more common place for people to be keeping what is essentially and personal bicycling blog on public forums.

i've decided to ignore them completely once i've established that that is the case.

I know what you mean, but I get it. It's for accountability--the idea that once you've announce it to the world then you're committed or obligated to complete it. It's not for everyone, but if that's what it takes for someone to keep on track then by all means, carry on.

ThermionicScott 02-04-15 02:11 PM

Nice bike, but the Blogger's subforum might be a better place for a "me only" thread. A lot of us track total mileage in the Commuting Mileage thread, too.

scroca 02-04-15 02:12 PM


Originally Posted by mcours2006 (Post 17528503)
I know what you mean, but I get it. It's for accountability--the idea that once you've announce it to the world then you're committed or obligated to complete it. It's not for everyone, but if that's what it takes for someone to keep on track then by all means, carry on.

The 2015 Commuting Mileage thread would accomplish the same thing, right?

velocity 02-04-15 02:15 PM

Try Garmin connect it is so much easier and private ....

acidfast7 02-04-15 02:15 PM

to be fair, I do "a personal thread" to see how long a UK-based BSO will last and how much money I'm saving versus the bus.

however, i'm trying to do 3 things for bike forums:

1. provide an account that a BSO can be a legitimate commuting device
2. demonstrate how much money can be saved by biking versus the bus (nevermind a car!)
3. demonstrate how long it takes to really "break even" with an expensive bike (years!)

TenSpeedV2 02-04-15 02:15 PM

I track everything on a Google Doc that allows me to keep track of each bike, commute miles vs. fun miles, and a full breakdown of all parts added to each of my 3 bikes.

acidfast7 02-04-15 02:17 PM

also, i disagree that it's a good looking bike. it looks like something out of Nascar with all of those "cannondale" and "10" symbols!

woodway 02-04-15 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 17528514)
to be fair, I do "a personal thread" to see how long a UK-based BSO will last and how much money I'm saving versus the bus.

What is a BSO?

I just use a spreadsheet to track my commutes.

ussprinceton 02-04-15 02:21 PM

I'd like to have a Garmin device. One of these days.

2/4/15 weather report is 54*F for the highs, 37*F for the lows

next scheduled ride will be this Saturday

TenSpeedV2 02-04-15 02:26 PM

BSO - Bicycle Shaped Object. Everything that comes out of places like Target, Wal-Mart, etc.

mcours2006 02-04-15 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by scroca (Post 17528505)
The 2015 Commuting Mileage thread would accomplish the same thing, right?

Yeah, sure. Why not? Whatevs...

I'm not crazy about the paint job either. It's a bit too loud for my taste. But to each his own.

scroca 02-04-15 02:32 PM


Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 17528514)
to be fair, I do "a personal thread" to see how long a UK-based BSO will last and how much money I'm saving versus the bus.

however, i'm trying to do 3 things for bike forums:

1. provide an account that a BSO can be a legitimate commuting device
2. demonstrate how much money can be saved by biking versus the bus (nevermind a car!)
3. demonstrate how long it takes to really "break even" with an expensive bike (years!)

There seems to be some value in your thread for others, unlike this one.

scroca 02-04-15 02:33 PM


Originally Posted by mcours2006 (Post 17528545)
Yeah, sure. Why not? Whatevs...

I'm not crazy about the paint job either. It's a bit too loud for my taste. But to each his own.

I'd like to have one of those scales.

acidfast7 02-04-15 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by scroca (Post 17528563)
There seems to be some value in your thread for others, unlike this one.

Maybe. I enjoy it but I don't think it's had a lot of visitors in a while. Sometimes a new face pops in, but it usually doesn't get hits until I hit an interesting milestone (1 or 2 years owned or the calendar flipping.)

But, I will soldier on!

edit: Also, my thread started out just like this one ;)

scroca 02-04-15 03:06 PM


Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 17528611)
Maybe. I enjoy it but I don't think it's had a lot of visitors in a while. Sometimes a new face pops in, but it usually doesn't get hits until I hit an interesting milestone (1 or 2 years owned or the calendar flipping.)

But, I will soldier on!

edit: Also, my thread started out just like this one ;)


But there's always been the talk of avoiding a BSO. Now you are showing that it can be made to work as a commuter. I suspect that the simplicity of yours circumvents a lot of the issues with geared BSOs. Maybe it's still valid to avoid those. Maybe you should get one so we can all find out.

acidfast7 02-04-15 03:08 PM


Originally Posted by scroca (Post 17528658)
But there's always been the talk of avoiding a BSO. Now you are showing that it can be made to work as a commuter. I suspect that the simplicity of yours circumvents a lot of the issues with geared BSOs. Maybe it's still valid to avoid those. Maybe you should get one so we can all find out.

unfortunately for my BSO, i may be moving again quite soon, so let's see what happens ... but i will diligently continue riding until i can't use it anymore.

scroca 02-04-15 03:13 PM


Originally Posted by acidfast7 (Post 17528666)
unfortunately for my BSO, i may be moving again quite soon, so let's see what happens ... but i will diligently continue riding until i can't use it anymore.

Why does your BSO care where you live? Are you afraid if you speak to it in a different language, it won't respond?

acidfast7 02-04-15 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by scroca (Post 17528681)
Why does your BSO care where you live? Are you afraid if you speak to it in a different language, it won't respond?

I'm afraid that it may be a 200 mile RT commute (daily).

I know that doesn't mean I can't use it, it just means that it won't integrate into my daily life as easily.

Darth Lefty 02-04-15 05:23 PM

I don't know if anyone but the moderators can tell people what threads they can or can't start. More power to this guy if it helps him stick with it.

ussprinceton 02-04-15 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 17528973)
I don't know if anyone but the moderators can tell people what threads they can or can't start. More power to this guy if it helps him stick with it.

thanks. I appreciate that, and yeah, this thread will help me keep track and motivate me to ride more often

acidfast7 02-04-15 05:35 PM


Originally Posted by Darth Lefty (Post 17528973)
I don't know if anyone but the moderators can tell people what threads they can or can't start. More power to this guy if it helps him stick with it.

no, but the signal:noise could decrease to just noise.


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