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Forum: Commuting
09-13-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,350
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hardest part is getting started and be in a...

Hardest part is getting started and be in a routine. The rest is easy.
Forum: Touring
09-01-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,835
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Glad you enjoyed RAGBRAI. Wasn't sure if anyone...

Glad you enjoyed RAGBRAI. Wasn't sure if anyone did on this site since I didn't see any postings until now. I did the full week ride (my 2nd). That weather was amazing (you would have hated last...
08-18-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,464
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Thank you for your response. I think I'm better...

Thank you for your response. I think I'm better off sticking to what I'm accustom to which is a 2X for those long trips and try out the 1X for those "local" rides lol. I have a Jamis Commuter I steel...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't...

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't sweat it. If the shoes work for you (performance and style wise), they just need to deal and get over it.
04-17-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,973
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Got about an inch of snow on Easter which...

Got about an inch of snow on Easter which probably ruined some kids egg hunt but I still saw some families with their kids outdoor digging through the snow. Guess Mother Nature isn't done being...
03-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I bike commute to work so I get my rides in no...

I bike commute to work so I get my rides in no matter what. :backpedal:
03-12-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 4,719
Posted By Pugs2xLove

46F temps is a "heat" wave in my area lol. I've...

46F temps is a "heat" wave in my area lol. I've been cycling every day this year (long or short), dry or wet, rainy (snow) or shine, -20 or 50 degrees and not stopping. I rode last Saturday though a...
02-27-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Encountered freezing rain and sleet after...

Encountered freezing rain and sleet after President's Day. That was a nasty ride with icicles forming on my rain jacket. Temps have spiked up to 40-50 after Friday. There will be a couple of days in...
01-30-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,888
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hypno Toad - Had forming icicles on my balaclava...

Hypno Toad - Had forming icicles on my balaclava on several occasions this week.
01-14-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,037
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I have fenders on my Winter bike with Schwalbe...

I have fenders on my Winter bike with Schwalbe studded tires on and they work great. My tire size is 700 X 35 if that matters and still have clearance for 38 if I wanted to upgrade.
01-14-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,352
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I have a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for flat...

I have a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for flat pedals. They're worth the money in keeping cold air out and your feet toasty during Winter.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,377
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar...

Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar mitts since I got these though they do make my hands sweaty at times.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,016
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0C...

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0CI0lN_600x450.jpg

Here's my Winter ride. Got her yesterday - Jamis Commuter 1. Other than V-brakes and that 'stache handlebar, the bike's great for...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15,588
Views: 11,982,849
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0C...

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0CI0lN_600x450.jpg

Here's my new Winter ride - Jamis Commuter 1. It has lower Shimano gears but comes with a rear rack and fenders that I'm needing....
12-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,687
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Found a Haro Beasley for $200 on CL with disc...

Found a Haro Beasley for $200 on CL with disc brakes. Looks like it's a spare bike that hasn't been ridden. Is that worth getting as a Winter bike?
12-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By Pugs2xLove

A balaclava and ski goggles work for me. You'll...

A balaclava and ski goggles work for me. You'll appreciate goggles going uphill against the winds during a blizzard. I did last night. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,088
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I commuted on my Quick tonight in wet and slushy...

I commuted on my Quick tonight in wet and slushy snow. No studded tires yet, just all season Marathon for now and they performed just fine.
11-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,778
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Got a whip of snow this evening in Iowa and I...

Got a whip of snow this evening in Iowa and I rode in it on my Cannondale Quick from work home. Currently have all season Marathon tires on my Cannondale and the ride was wet and slushy but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,258
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I'll never wear a mask while riding, balaclava...

I'll never wear a mask while riding, balaclava during cold weather to cover my head and neck but not mouth. You're in public for crying outloud!!!
Forum: Commuting
10-31-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,176
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Or adding onto your collection.

Or adding onto your collection.
10-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,778
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Now that you mentioned it, I think that Kona has...

Now that you mentioned it, I think that Kona has disc brakes (the photo or angle weren't great) and the site has no description of the bike. Nevertheless, that $550 price tag is high or else I'd...
10-26-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 48,616
Posted By Pugs2xLove

New to gravel biking as well and am looking into...

New to gravel biking as well and am looking into a starter and also winter bike for this purpose. Don't want to spend too much money because of the wintry conditions. This bike does fit the bill and...
10-23-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,778
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Howdy, neighbor. I'm in the state below you. Just...

Howdy, neighbor. I'm in the state below you. Just curious what type of bikes are best for Winter commuting. This will be my first season attempting to commute in these conditions. We got a brush of...
06-11-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Tmi.

Tmi.
06-10-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 820
Posted By Pugs2xLove

27 straight days so far even in a downpour this...

27 straight days so far even in a downpour this morning. Keeping the streak alive!
06-10-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,155
Posted By Pugs2xLove

My wife complained about our garage looking like...

My wife complained about our garage looking like a bike shop the other day with me having 3 bikes (MTB, Road and Commuter) plus her Cruiser so I told her that I could use a Winter bike and then maybe...
Forum: Introductions
06-08-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa! I worked as a...

Is this heaven? No, it's Iowa! I worked as a techie in Sunnyvale for 6 years before company was bought out.
06-07-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 71,485
Views: 11,647,459
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Is it just me or does it seem like there are an...

Is it just me or does it seem like there are an abundance of used bikes for sale on Minneapolis CL?
06-06-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,941
Posted By Pugs2xLove

For having a difference of opinion which differs...

For having a difference of opinion which differs from your beliefs, I'm one or the other LOL. Who's lost now?
06-06-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,941
Posted By Pugs2xLove

You lost me at "racists and fascists." Can't even...

You lost me at "racists and fascists." Can't even have a meaningful debate without those two words being thrown around on a whim.
06-06-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pugs2xLove

My wife works for an insurance company and has...

My wife works for an insurance company and has been working from home for a few years now due to medical reasons. Her production is tracked through the company's laptop and installed monitoring...
06-06-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,018
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Why bother drinking coffee at all? That's like...

Why bother drinking coffee at all? That's like driving a Ferrari with a Yugo engine. All fluff, no stuff.
06-06-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,941
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Don't call 911 the next time you're in trouble....

Don't call 911 the next time you're in trouble. My 2 cents........
06-06-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,941
Posted By Pugs2xLove

You bet. Glad I didn't buy a Trek then. Any...

You bet. Glad I didn't buy a Trek then. Any businesses that cater to this "movement" lost my business.
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,013
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Don't force the hobby onto her. You may enjoy it...

Don't force the hobby onto her. You may enjoy it and she may not now but possibly later down the road. If you constantly are pushing the issue, she'll end up resenting you and things will go from bad...
05-30-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19,524
Views: 2,443,657
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Happy Birthday ExPatTyke. Best wishes always!!!

Happy Birthday ExPatTyke. Best wishes always!!!
05-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,874
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Thank God I haven't encountered any road rage...

Thank God I haven't encountered any road rage behind the handlebar. There are a handful of idiotic drivers and a few bikers that get under my skin but I laughed it off and pedaled on. Not worth it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,612
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Did you tell them you're no longer doped up or...

Did you tell them you're no longer doped up or else they'd never catch up to you?:)
05-28-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,111
Posted By Pugs2xLove

That Specialized Allez is nice. I bought one off...

That Specialized Allez is nice. I bought one off CL a few weeks ago and am digging it. Only paid $300 for a 2013 model and it's in pretty decent condition except for a few scrapes as expected.

To...
05-25-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71,485
Views: 11,647,459
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik/d/clive-trek-...

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/bik/d/clive-trek-mountain-bikes/7130111759.html

Anyone interested in used police bicycles? Here you go......
05-24-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,459
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Nicely put. Racing against Father Time is a race...

Nicely put. Racing against Father Time is a race you will never win, none of us ever will so get out there and ride.
05-23-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 16,478
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Pick up in store only prior to the pandemic. I...

Pick up in store only prior to the pandemic. I know this since I bought my Cannondale in March two weeks prior to the shutdown.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,807
Posted By Pugs2xLove

On my commuter bike, I carry a Topeak trunk bag...

On my commuter bike, I carry a Topeak trunk bag which holds everything including my lunch and on my road bike, I just ordered a Topeak saddlebag which will hold my car keys, tool kit, spare tube, CO2...
05-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,123
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Nice bike. Somebody put some serious OT into that...

Nice bike. Somebody put some serious OT into that bike.
Replies: 41
Views: 3,863
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Somebody threw that in the dumpster? What an...

Somebody threw that in the dumpster? What an idiot!!! It's in better shape than some of the vintage bikes posted on CL.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Pugs2xLove

My work has been doing the temperature screening...

My work has been doing the temperature screening for nearly 2 months now and you know what? I still ride to work and they still allow me to stay and work even though my temps won't register. Promised...
05-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,542
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I guess my "thousand dollar" question to you is...

I guess my "thousand dollar" question to you is do you really want to spend a thousand on a bike that will last you for awhile or are you on a budget and/or willing to spend a couple of hundreds in a...
05-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,609
Posted By Pugs2xLove

PoorInRichfield Maybe I should buy a used bike...

PoorInRichfield Maybe I should buy a used bike from you. Some of the local here with their CL ads are questionable and we're not even talking about bikes lol.
05-15-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 18,731
Posted By Pugs2xLove

It was a toss up between Trek and Specialized...

It was a toss up between Trek and Specialized when I was bike shopping earlier this year. Ended up with Cannondale lol.

Trek is popular in the Midwest with their HQ being in Wisconsin. IMO, I...
05-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By Pugs2xLove

How did you black out? Existing medical...

How did you black out? Existing medical conditions you weren't aware of? Heat? Temps?
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