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Forum: Commuting
05-20-24, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By noglider

I've seen various kinds of road kill, but when I...

I've seen various kinds of road kill, but when I saw a FISH in the crosswalk going over the highway, I was surprised and confused. (It was dead.) It's right near the waterfront, so I figure a seagull...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Strawbunyan

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today I decided I would take it easy, and ride slowly instead of trying...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-24, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By Barchettaman

Combined rucksack/pannier

Can anyone recommend one?

Is there anything new on the market over the last few years?

Im after a pannier that I can pull off the rear rack and throw on as an all-day rucksack.

thanks in...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-24, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By rekmeyata

Wow, did someone try to steal $5 from someone...

Wow, did someone try to steal $5 from someone only to be threatened by a Hachette?
05-14-24, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By Polaris OBark

The naysayers were correct

There is no significant difference between a gravel bike and cross-country mountain bike.

For about the last 10 years I have been riding my all-road/gravel bike in places where lots of people ride...
05-13-24, 07:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,578
Posted By chaadster

There have been a few over the years, like this...

There have been a few over the years, like this English:

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Forum: Commuting
05-08-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Strawbunyan

I woke up really tired today and finally decided...

I woke up really tired today and finally decided a nice bike ride in the 15MPH winds should wake me, and I needed deodorant, so I took the Ole SLE up to the dollar general for its first commute. I...
05-08-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,634
Posted By bruce19

Just got off the phone with him. He and another...

Just got off the phone with him. He and another cycling buddy are coming over this weekend for one of our bourbon nights.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-24, 04:48 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By noglider

I'm getting an MS in Education, specifically...

I'm getting an MS in Education, specifically Special Education for grades 7 through 12. I'll be a subject matter generalist, ready to teach Math, English, Social Studies, or Science.
05-02-24, 01:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,634
Posted By Koyote

I'm not into labels, man.

I'm not into labels, man.
05-02-24, 11:21 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,634
Posted By bruce19

What's your cyclist identity?

The other day I was talking to a friend who has been involved in cycling his whole life..He raced locally, was a mechanic, owned an LBS, and worked as a rep for for various cycling entities. He...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-24, 03:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By jaxy357

Im out of the loop. what are you studying? I did...

Im out of the loop. what are you studying? I did grad school years back and advise grads now. Might start taking fashion classes for fun this fall.
Forum: Commuting
05-01-24, 03:12 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By jaxy357

Long time no speak

Hi all and happy bike month! Today was my first commute on my new to me Terry bike. It went great and I hope shes still locked up at the train station when I get there in about 30 minutes. ;)...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Darth Lefty

Amitoj, I am sorry to hear you were hit and glad...

Amitoj, I am sorry to hear you were hit and glad you are all right enough now.

Tom, you don't need to report on the rats until you find something better than the fish :-p

shortwave, that is...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1884: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1884:

It has been raining almost constantly for the last three days. I'm not going to complain as we're way behind on moisture, but it does take the fun out...
Forum: BMX
04-28-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,039
Posted By dualresponse

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I'm still RADICAL in my own mind! :)
Forum: Commuting
04-27-24, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,357
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

I suppose you could weld metal crates to a rack...

I suppose you could weld metal crates to a rack but I don't know what would be gained over sufficient bungee cords, zip ties and /or hose clamps.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By fooferdoggie

I found a Samsung phone but they did not have it...

I found a Samsung phone but they did not have it setup so I could find any info. found some ipod pro but they never reported them lost so I could message them so I put them back on the sidewalk I...
04-25-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,508
Posted By kwb377

I've had a few close encounters with Cottonmouth...

I've had a few close encounters with Cottonmouth recently on mtb rides and have been wondering...

When riding in remote areas that may take a while for EMS to get to you, would it be better to...
04-25-24, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By rdf37

I just can't win for losing! More broken bones!!!

I had just finished up a wonderful gravel ride that was so very satisfying. I was running thoughts through my head about how wonderful it was to be back on bike with the attitude I had in my youth. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By veganbikes

I found a nail once that went though the tire and...

I found a nail once that went though the tire and was almost long enough to hit the rim. Beyond that it is usually cheap tools and straps of stuff worth picking up though loads of trash and...
04-24-24, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By spinconn

Thanks guys, those look good, and the SS+ comes...

Thanks guys, those look good, and the SS+ comes in 700X45.
04-24-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By shelbyfv

Agree, it's hard to beat Gravel kings and you can...

Agree, it's hard to beat Gravel kings and you can likely find a tread pattern that suits you. 42mm width is widely available, you won't notice a difference. If that's a motorized bike you might...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-24, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Yah, for sure Tom Shifter is the best at plugging...

Yah, for sure Tom Shifter is the best at plugging sensible IGH commuting. He films on a Sunday morning likely.
We need a helmet like a hole in the head, but 75% do I guess. LOL. Calgary is a...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Would work well as a speed screwdriver, too.

Would work well as a speed screwdriver, too.
04-23-24, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By genejockey

Putting the stem and bars on, then the levers,...

Putting the stem and bars on, then the levers, measuring carefully to get them in the right place. Carefully cutting the housing to just the right length, an running the cables. Then discovering...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 10:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,357
Posted By Phornbostel

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Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 351,080
Posted By Kiwisaver

Well...

Alot of tools and some other stuff I'd rather not reveal. Found a 50 dollar bill once, but it was a New Zealand bill which is worth 29.50 USD.
Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Clyde1820

I try to never do it, or to delay that I might...

I try to never do it, or to delay that I might avoid it.

Dangerous things. Had some lighning cracking around me (within a few hundred yards, before. On several occasions, have had all the hairs...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,544
Posted By Kiwisaver

Dance w/t one that bring yah.

Get some 1.50 or 1.75 26" Schwalbe Marathons. Get the Plus model for the rear. Also, muguards, too. Planet Bike 65mm are perfect. I rode a Specialized Hardrock for years. Keep it maintained and it'll...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kiwisaver

42 miles

My longest commute was 42 miles rt w/a 550 drop in and 550 climb homeward.
04-22-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 150,149
Posted By roadsnakes

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Sunrise on Lake Michigan
Forum: Commuting
04-21-24, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By noglider

Smaug1, no Shifter is a journalist, and the video...

Smaug1, no Shifter is a journalist, and the video channel is not his main gig.

Derailed, you have a clear plan, and I suppose that's the important thing. The rule I have for myself is that if...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By pdlamb

I keep my shower supplies (flip-flops, soap and...

I keep my shower supplies (flip-flops, soap and shampoo, etc.) at my cube. When I get to work, I transfer clothes over to my gym bag, take off cycling shoes, and check my overnight emails. That...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-24, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By noglider

I like his videos, too, but I find it eerie that...

I like his videos, too, but I find it eerie that his city is so empty. Where are the people on foot and on bike? Perhaps he chooses places to film that are empty, but I don't know.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By Smaug1

I love Shifter's videos. He's so down-to-earth. I...

I love Shifter's videos. He's so down-to-earth. I wonder how many people he has inspired to start bike commuting?

He's a fan of a simple 3 speed IGH and seems to take it everywhere.

I do judge...
04-18-24, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,461
Views: 3,911,745
Posted By mechanicmatt

BMC Monstercross

I have taken my sweet-ass time building this but it's road worthy now. I built the wheels with NPS Mavic MA3's laced to Shimano 105 hubs, DT double butted spokes, GRX 10-speed double crank, old 500LX...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 06:51 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By noglider

My goodness, Amitoj. I'm sorry it happened, but...

My goodness, Amitoj. I'm sorry it happened, but I'm glad you're alive and able to ride.

Today's rides were pretty darned good. I had a moderate crosswind in the morning which felt like a headwind,...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By rekmeyata

When I was a kid no one wore a helmet, not even...

When I was a kid no one wore a helmet, not even adults where I lived either. But one must figure out if the brain inside the skull is worth more than the cost of helmet, if not, save some money and...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Viich

Yea, I pay a lot more attention to my full-face...

Yea, I pay a lot more attention to my full-face helmet for racing BMX than I do the helmet I wear riding to work. I've got one nice road helmet, (cheapest Giro from 3 years ago) but I've got a few...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 07:13 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Amitoj

First commute of the season this year for me and...

First commute of the season this year for me and only one impatient driver over 15 miles. I'll take it.
It's been a bit of a struggle getting back on the bike after I was hit by car back in July...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By FBinNY

When I'm riding and there's a thunderstorm, I get...

When I'm riding and there's a thunderstorm, I get wet. I don't worry about lightening unless it's close (thunder within 1 second of flash) and even then not really worried unless I'm in an open...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By noglider

I suspect ScottCommutes is asking for...

I suspect ScottCommutes is asking for commiseration or something. I can offer it. I lived in New Jersey for 26 years. I had to drive to work most of that time, unfortunately. I can relate to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 01:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By ascherer

This one's 53. Today was my first commute of the...

This one's 53. Today was my first commute of the season, and I am unabashedly a fair-weather commuter. There were a lot of riders out this morning, way more than I remember from last season,...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 07:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Tundra_Man

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1875: ...

Consecutive bicycle work commute number 1875:

It stormed a good portion of the night. I woke up when the first of the storms hit at about 1 AM, then my brain turned on and I laid there and I tried...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15,704
Views: 12,441,257
Posted By C.I.

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C.ITOH; single, 52x16.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-24, 11:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By Thigh Master

I came across this thread I began nearly 15 years...

I came across this thread I began nearly 15 years ago! After many years commuting in the Bay Area I moved back to the Boulder, Colorado area. I’m 60 now and still a commuting addict!
Forum: Commuting
04-13-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 7,283
Posted By Strawbunyan

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04-11-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,084
Posted By wheelreason

If the whole Nazi origin thing didn't do it, a...

If the whole Nazi origin thing didn't do it, a little extra smoke from the tail pipe won't either. Wife wants one of the new buses, I'm shopping bead curtains and water pipes...
04-11-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,084
Posted By Bald Paul

Yeah, and I'll never eat a Subway sandwich. ...

Yeah, and I'll never eat a Subway sandwich.

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Except the...
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