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06-02-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Alligator

I agree, stay vigilant. On my commute to...

I agree, stay vigilant.

On my commute to work today, I pulled up to a crosswalk (zebra crossing). Cars are supposed to let people crossing have the right of way, and our state law requires them...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By Alligator

You actually build up to it, so it is not as...

You actually build up to it, so it is not as noticeable. Eventually I start to wear multiple layers, switch from sunglasses to ski goggles, and from cycling gloves to large mittens. If you suddenly...
03-18-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By Alligator

Just washed my bike every weekend, by hand. ...

Just washed my bike every weekend, by hand. Wiped down and oiled the chain once a week too. Not a spot of rust on it this year. I'm not sure if it will help with the salt on the bike or motor yet...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By Alligator

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but...

Some years I've ridden in any temperatures, but this year, I wimped out and only rode when it was above 0 (F) / -17.7 (C). Once it was warmer than that, I started up again.
01-18-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By Alligator

Wrote to my Newspaper for the First Time

I was reading an article in the Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), and I noticed that the author had chosen the words poorly for the article about a pedestrian that was killed...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 826
Posted By Alligator

This was my best year yet, primarily because I...

This was my best year yet, primarily because I began commuting 100% of the time by bike. Because I changed jobs, right now my commute is only 3 miles. I did 1042 miles as of today, but will certainly...
12-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,586
Posted By Alligator

And the real question is whether they plow the...

And the real question is whether they plow the path when it snows.
11-29-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,916
Posted By Alligator

Get a lawyer. You don’t know what you don’t...

Get a lawyer. You don’t know what you don’t know. Here are a few bicycle lawyers:

https://www.vaccaroandwhite.com (https://www.vaccaroandwhite.com/)

https://www.humanpoweredlaw.com/

Even...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By Alligator

Take a look at Priority...

Take a look at Priority (https://www.prioritybicycles.com/) bikes. I had one in the past that should meet your requirements. And I never had an issue with the gearing since it has a variable...
10-15-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,006
Posted By Alligator

Using your Imagination…

On my way to work, I can’t help but wonder what life would be like if the freeways were closed for a week and you could use a bike on them. It would save a lot of time and effort.

I also imagine...
10-01-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,627
Posted By Alligator

And that’s a perfect reason to buy and wear a...

And that’s a perfect reason to buy and wear a helmet (nice job!). Just think, that could have been your scalp. I hope you are okay after that.
Forum: Commuting
09-05-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,430
Posted By Alligator

Once, when I was commuting home on my hybrid,...

Once, when I was commuting home on my hybrid, another commuter rode up to me from behind and we rode together for several miles. He was about the same age, but the thing I remember the most was that...
08-30-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 3,436
Views: 391,469
Posted By Alligator

It depends on how you think of “a helmet.” If...

It depends on how you think of “a helmet.” If you want something that will prevent you from scraping your head on a tree branch, this “helmet” is not for you. However, if you regularly commute in...
08-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,895
Posted By Alligator

Blow them a kiss. They will be too shocked and...

Blow them a kiss. They will be too shocked and surprised to remember what they were mad about.
08-10-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,168
Posted By Alligator

No, but we are on bikes with a right hand brake...

No, but we are on bikes with a right hand brake going to the back wheel. I don’t know about you, but I use that brake to come to a stop at a stop sign, leaving my left arm free to signal my...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,273
Posted By Alligator

I like WaterField Designs bags...

I like WaterField Designs bags (https://www.sfbags.com). I use one of these when I carry a bag. But I stopped using a messenger bag when someone explained that if you get in an accident, it will...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,571
Posted By Alligator

My Cleverhood rain cape has proven itself several...

My Cleverhood rain cape has proven itself several times. I get less sweaty, and I am completely dry (except my feet). I just change shoes and socks at work and I’m back to normal. My shirt and pants...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,758
Posted By Alligator

I really love commuting by bike! It is easily...

I really love commuting by bike! It is easily the best part of my day. I love the variations in weather, the feel of getting somewhere on my own, and I even enjoy the odd stares by coworkers when I...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 65,540
Posted By Alligator

A Linus Mixte 7i...

A Linus Mixte 7i (https://www.linusbike.com/collections/mixte-3i-mixte-7i/products/mixte-7i). My wife has a Linus, and it fits the need I have for something slower and relaxed. My other bikes are...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,571
Posted By Alligator

I finally gave up and ride my bike in all...

I finally gave up and ride my bike in all weather. I bike to work, and no matter what, I’m out there riding. It takes time to get your clothing figured out so you know what to put on before you...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,571
Posted By Alligator

Just received mine. It’s really nice. Better...

Just received mine. It’s really nice. Better than I expected, and I can see myself using it all the time. They did a good job!
Forum: Commuting
04-06-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,260
Posted By Alligator

This sounds like a good plan.

This sounds like a good plan.
01-24-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 32,998
Posted By Alligator

Saw your post in the other commuting topic, and...

Saw your post in the other commuting topic, and was glad someone referred you to this one. You’ll fit right in. Welcome and I share the same thoughts as you. And letting others think you are crazy...
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