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Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Just curious when you'll be visiting. If you want...

Just curious when you'll be visiting. If you want easy access, staying in downtown Des Moines would be your best bet. The Great Western Trail is located nearby that hooks onto other trails such as...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-10-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,416
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Same here. Are you doing the weeklong ride or a...

Same here. Are you doing the weeklong ride or a couple of days? I'm doing the full week. My first RAGBRAI experience. So excited.......
Forum: Great Lakes
03-15-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Looking for a local RAGBRAI charter in Iowa

First time participant here. Don't know all the details of this week-long event but am looking forward to experience every minute of it. Looking for a charter to travel to starting point and a ride...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,434
Views: 240,178
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Looks like the only thing you haven't found yet...

Looks like the only thing you haven't found yet is a winning Powerball ticket lol. I found a bike tail light on the trail yesterday.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-31-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,416
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Iowa isn't strict on lockdowns like other bigger...

Iowa isn't strict on lockdowns like other bigger states in Commiefornia, Illinois, Michigan, etc....... I would imagine attendance will still be high (maybe not as high in this odd time) but the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-31-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,416
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Are you in Iowa? Des Moines here. It will be my...

Are you in Iowa? Des Moines here. It will be my first RAGRAI experience. Trying to plan the trip and looking into booking a ticket for a charter bus. Haven't decided but I think I'm doing the whole...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-30-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,416
Posted By Pugs2xLove

RAGBRAI routes for 2021 was announced today....

RAGBRAI routes for 2021 was announced today. Anyone participating? I'm going to do a couple of days maybe the entire week? Not sure yet.

https://ragbrai.com/2021-route-maps/
01-25-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,477
Posted By Pugs2xLove

They're announcing the routes this weekend so...

They're announcing the routes this weekend so unless another pandemic breaks out, it's on!!!
01-14-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,385
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Not to mention you usually "own" the trails since...

Not to mention you usually "own" the trails since not many souls are around.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,957
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.
01-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,477
Posted By Pugs2xLove

RAGBRAI 2021 - Anyone plan on participating? I'm...

RAGBRAI 2021 - Anyone plan on participating? I'm from Iowa and planning to participating a few days possibly the entire week. Haven't decided yet.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,264
Posted By Pugs2xLove

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

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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: 15,490
Views: 11,619,198
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....
12-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,496
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about your crash.
12-27-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,868
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==...

https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==VjN-f15bulbYAWRscctQfVSw7Wu6T1Nzq6vc2TYj0qSztM_mfSvsVUo028lPpBfD4iFsUWhjIv2uHVC2R0Wv8Q9VgQ/messages/@.id==AAQMSGMpxRI1X-klSg8-WF81a1Y/content/parts/@....
12-27-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,868
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I currently have the regular Schwalbe Marathon...

I currently have the regular Schwalbe Marathon tires installed on my bike now. After approximately 2000 miles on slushy snow and ice, the back tire has developed several cracks on the side (not sure...
12-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,516
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: 3,163
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
11-30-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,098
Posted By Pugs2xLove

It was in the low 20's this morning on my commute...

It was in the low 20's this morning on my commute to work. Had enough layers on which keep my body and legs warm but I needed shoe booties and/or thermal socks because my toes were frozen. It will be...
Forum: Introductions
11-28-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Welcome, JJ. Where are you in Iowa? Des Moines...

Welcome, JJ. Where are you in Iowa? Des Moines here.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Welcome to the board. Will be back in So Cal next...

Welcome to the board. Will be back in So Cal next weekend for vacation. Can't wait to enjoy that warm weather.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,578
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: 3,463
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: Commuting
11-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,863
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Never ridden a bike until I was in my 40's. Now I...

Never ridden a bike until I was in my 40's. Now I commute 30 miles/day roundtrip for work and I get irritable when I don't have my bike nearby at the office. Not a particularly fast rider but I get...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,847
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Still riding to and from work until snow hits the...

Still riding to and from work until snow hits the ground then I'll decide if it's worth it. Haven't prepared for that day yet even though the temps have dipped and darkness has fallen fast and quick.
11-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Good to know. Thank you for responding. I'll have...

Good to know. Thank you for responding. I'll have to check with the seller to see what components have been replaced/upgraded. I am leaning towards that 820 bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,795
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Former No Cal resident here: That's considered...

Former No Cal resident here: That's considered "freezing" weather for Californians. I'm in the Midwest and will settle for those temps these days lol. Temps have been in the 30-40's this week and...
11-12-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Nice bike. Do you think the 820 is a good bike...

Nice bike. Do you think the 820 is a good bike for Winter commute then? 14 miles each way with some hills mostly trails and about 4 miles on the road. I plan on putting studded tires and fenders to...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,578
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I'm about the same height as you and my...

I'm about the same height as you and my Cannondale Quick is a medium. Fits me perfectly.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
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!!!
11-02-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 62,874
Views: 9,574,491
Posted By Pugs2xLove

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11-01-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://www.dsmstreetcollective.org/shop-hybrids ...

https://www.dsmstreetcollective.org/shop-hybrids

That Kona Dew is still available and I dig the components on it just not that high price especially used. What do you think about the Trek 720 or...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,999
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Or adding onto your collection.

Or adding onto your collection.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,588
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Just bought a set of Ortlieb Back Roller....

Just bought a set of Ortlieb Back Roller. Expensive but they're good quality and do last a long time. Plan on using them on my future bikepacking trips and work commute.
10-31-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 808,266
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Thinking of getting a used 2012 Trek DS 8.3 bike...

Thinking of getting a used 2012 Trek DS 8.3 bike on CL. Owner is asking $200.00. Looks to be in decent shape. Is that a good bike for Winter commute? That's what I'm in the market for. Any advice is...
10-26-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,638
Posted By Pugs2xLove

40-60 F would be "tropical" for me. Temps are in...

40-60 F would be "tropical" for me. Temps are in the 20-30's F for my area right now and we got little snow on the ground leftover from yesterday. It's going to be another 30 degree day tomorrow...
10-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Kona Dew Plus...

Kona Dew Plus (https://www.dsmstreetcollective.org/shop-hybrids?pgid=k8905rx2-054d9bc2-b8d7-4613-96a1-4548ffe62f04)

Found this bike at my LBS. The price range is slightly more than what I'm...
10-26-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,326
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: 3,463
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...
10-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 28,119
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Haven't put them on yet. Trying those AmFIB...

Haven't put them on yet. Trying those AmFIB Lobster gloves now. So far they're working great in keeping my fingers warm and toasty during mid 30's temp rides.
Forum: Touring
10-18-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Did you learn that from Jack Byrnes in Meet The...

Did you learn that from Jack Byrnes in Meet The Parents? Whenever I hear of Koh Samui I think of that movie.
10-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62,874
Views: 9,574,491
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Props to you. Most people wouldn't think twice...

Props to you. Most people wouldn't think twice and jump on the opportunity.
10-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 62,874
Views: 9,574,491
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I'd buy it for the tools themselves. Definitely...

I'd buy it for the tools themselves. Definitely the best $50 I'd spend if it was offered.
Forum: Commuting
10-18-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,467
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Helmets don't bother me - stupid or careless...

Helmets don't bother me - stupid or careless cyclists irk me.
10-15-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Polygon MTB For Winter Commuting

Been around the MB on and off this year and with Winter lurking around, I'm in search of a decent Winter bike that I can commute in the ice and snow and not spend beaucoup bucks on while getting...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,396
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Starting to cool down this morning in the high...

Starting to cool down this morning in the high 40's and 50's during the day. Going to dip down to the 30's tomorrow morning and it will stay around there all week. Brrrrrr
Forum: Commuting
10-04-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,322
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hello fellow Iowan. Des Moines resident here as...

Hello fellow Iowan. Des Moines resident here as well. Haven't commuted in the winter time yet but I plan on it this season with studded tires. What kind of bike do you use for the season?
Forum: Commuting
09-20-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,027
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Bike commuting makes me happy and is a form of...

Bike commuting makes me happy and is a form of stress relieve during the pandemic. I also get to be maskless on my bike just to piss the fear mongers off. My commute is 14 miles each way and not...
09-20-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,028
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Belt drive bike anyone?

Belt drive bike anyone?
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