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08-08-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By BobbyG

Glad it wasn't worse and that you didn't have to...

Glad it wasn't worse and that you didn't have to witness anything worse.
08-08-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 256
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and use toe clips on three bikes, the...

I commute and use toe clips on three bikes, the fourth, a folding bike just has flats. I've found that a stiff-soled sneaker works best for me. And since I started wearing arch supports, those have...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 442
Posted By BobbyG

Update...Started new job 3 weeks ago. Six mile...

Update...Started new job 3 weeks ago. Six mile commute with option for 7 and more. Have been using the Boardwalk in the mix!
08-06-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 378
Posted By BobbyG

My first guess is a loose valve core. Next...

My first guess is a loose valve core.

Next would be a breach by where the valve stem meets the rest of the inner tube. I've had those and even when submerged in water the bubbles didn't appear...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By BobbyG

The direct route distance is 5.7-5.9 miles...my...

The direct route distance is 5.7-5.9 miles...my folding bike's wireless speedometer seems less accurate than the other wired units. I suppose I could GPS it.
The city usually doesn't plow the bike...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By BobbyG

Usually from 11 mph to 13 mph depending on which...

Usually from 11 mph to 13 mph depending on which bike, and the weather and wind conditions. Much slower in deep snow.

Then there are variances in stamina from day to day dependent on sleep and...
08-04-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By BobbyG

There are varying levels of safety. At the...

There are varying levels of safety.

At the low end are black-clad, unlit, non-reflective 'bike ninjas' darting in unexpected ways through the shadows.

At the high end are highly visible riders...
08-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,162
Posted By BobbyG

LarrySellerz I've been bike commuting for 29...

LarrySellerz I've been bike commuting for 29 years. Over the years I have come to recognize the role "adrenaline" plays in clouding my judgement and contributing to anger.
Two devices have helped...
08-04-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 752
Posted By BobbyG

I have commuted on Kwests. They used to be on...

I have commuted on Kwests. They used to be on sale a lot at Performance Bicycle (the actual store). I found them average in terms of ride and durability, although I use tire liners with all my...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By BobbyG

I've got a Ghost XL Drift cam on my helmet. It...

I've got a Ghost XL Drift cam on my helmet. It has a rotating lens, which is important if it isn't going to mount exactly horizontal. It's got 8 hours of battery life, and can handle stupid large...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 143
Posted By BobbyG

For almost 30 years it was 9 miles. Once in a...

For almost 30 years it was 9 miles. Once in a while I'd take the long way home and do 10-12 miles.

I just started a new job and the commute is 6 to 7 miles depending on route.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By BobbyG

In the past at my old job when I arrived with wet...

In the past at my old job when I arrived with wet gloves I turned my gloves inside out and stuck them in front of a big box fan in the warehouse. I think that worked pretty well.

I googled "glove...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By BobbyG

Route 1B...

New job, new commute!

Here's what I call Route 1B. It's a variation of Route 1, my shortest, most direct route. This takes me down Dale Street, for about three miles of a previous commute route...
08-01-22, 05:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By BobbyG

Great news!

Great news!
08-01-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not a panniers guy, but a score is a score. ...

I'm not a panniers guy, but a score is a score. Nice!
07-29-22, 05:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 292
Posted By BobbyG

Plastic kitchen trash bags....that's what I do. ...

Plastic kitchen trash bags....that's what I do.
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You'll notice there...
07-28-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Commuting
07-27-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By BobbyG

First Rain Commute on the Folder...

It began to drizzle yesterday afternoon as I left my new job on the folding Dahon Boardwalk I bought after the last job ended. As I mentioned previously I had left my commute bag intact since my...
07-27-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 448
Posted By BobbyG

I realize the OP has solved his issue, but yours...

I realize the OP has solved his issue, but yours was a good suggestion. When I converted my old MTB-based commuter to drop bars, I opted for bar-end shifters which I had never had before. Actually...
07-25-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By BobbyG

I used to be more heat-resilient, especially,...

I used to be more heat-resilient, especially, since Colorado is so much drier than the midwest where I spent the first half of my life.

But the last few years it seems to get easier to over-do it....
07-25-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By BobbyG

It's cool how you took a great bike purchase...

It's cool how you took a great bike purchase experience and made it epic!

As my grandmother would say, "Use it in health!"
Forum: Commuting
07-25-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By BobbyG

For the first few years after America the...

For the first few years after America the Beautiful Park was built there was path on the north side that tunneled west under I-25 and connected directly to the Midland Trail. Since I mostly rode that...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By BobbyG

My New Bike Commute!

https://youtu.be/dzdwCSLglEw
Forum: Commuting
07-23-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By BobbyG

Many folders come with them. For bikes where the...

Many folders come with them. For bikes where the rear wheel tucks under the frame, in the Brompton style, the rack will often have wheels on top, that end up under the bike so it can be...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By BobbyG

Odd But Pleasing Proportions...

As I mentioned recently, after 18 months working for myself at home I was extremely fortunate to land a new full-time job in an office 6 miles from home.

After starting Wednesday last week, Monday...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By BobbyG

Smokinapankake Very cool. Nice job!

Smokinapankake Very cool. Nice job!
Forum: Commuting
07-20-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 876
Posted By BobbyG

Suspension forks are not my cup of tea...I don't...

Suspension forks are not my cup of tea...I don't like the feeling of "disconnectedness", although, I'm sure I could dial in some setting I'd like, however, my commutes are fairly smooth.

But don't...
07-20-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,055
Posted By BobbyG

My main commuter, a 2015 Charge Plug 700x35 tires...

My main commuter, a 2015 Charge Plug 700x35 tires at 85psi.

My more dedicated roadbike, a 1984 NIshiki International 700x28 at 85psi. When I got the bike in 2009, I was running 700x25 at 100psi...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

The ride home, same route but uphill took 32...

The ride home, same route but uphill took 32 minutes for an average speed of about 10.5 mph.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By BobbyG

New Bike, New Commute! (sort of)

Today was my first official commute to work since my last job ended 18 months ago. After free-lancing for 18 months I began a new full-time office job in the middle of last week.

I changed in the...
07-18-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 752
Posted By BobbyG

A suspension post plus a seat with springs. My...

A suspension post plus a seat with springs. My wife has a comfort bike with both plus front suspension. It's a Columbia step-through...I think around a 2003. Very isolating, it that's what you're...
07-17-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By BobbyG

'Beng' there, done that.

'Beng' there, done that.
07-17-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By BobbyG

And When the Bough Breaks, My Baby will Haul...

My 1997 Nishiki Blazer is a real SUV; a Sport Utility Velocipede.

https://youtu.be/TXELggcsozM
07-16-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By BobbyG

I've got my ten year follow up scope coming up. ...

I've got my ten year follow up scope coming up. I got severely dehydrated the first time I prepped and had to bail and do it again a week later. That went better.

Why risk any negative...
07-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 816
Posted By BobbyG

I commute and have 4 bikes. They're all fun so I...

I commute and have 4 bikes. They're all fun so I mix 'em up for variety, and to prevent repetitive stress injuries. Even though they all have about the same ride set-up there are differences. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

I was able to clear space today to park the bike...

I was able to clear space today to park the bike in my shared office. There are two places I can change, but no showers.
I get a company car and a gas card for when I have to meet clients at their...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

After 28 years on the old route I was all about...

After 28 years on the old route I was all about variety, and had three major groupings with variations, but the average was 9 miles.

This new commute will average 7 miles and two of the obvious...
07-12-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By BobbyG

90's MTB Still Shreddin' the Trail...

...the paper trail, that is.

Used my 45-pound 1997 Nishiki Blazer to tow my 30-pound trailer and bin to carry 10-pounds of sensitive, personal papers 5 miles to the document shredders.

Luckily,...
07-12-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 894
Posted By BobbyG

I know you're not supposed to feed trolls, but...

I know you're not supposed to feed trolls, but this is about hydration.

For commuting ~45 minutes, just water, one bottle.

For leisure rides 1 to 2 hours, one water bottle water with a yerba...
07-12-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,275
Posted By BobbyG

I would be thrilled to be 84 and still be able to...

I would be thrilled to be 84 and still be able to ride and k'vetch (and coherently, I might add).

Zei gezunt, rydabent !
07-12-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,368
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, because...well, I think Freddy Mercury of...

Yes, because...well, I think Freddy Mercury of the rock band Queen explained it best when he sang,

"Buddy, you're a boy, make a big noise
Playing in the street, gonna be a big man someday..."
07-10-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By BobbyG

A few years back I had the same problem, maybe...

A few years back I had the same problem, maybe once every 18 months. It was very difficult to find. I even submerged the inner tube in water to watch for bubbles, but it wasn't until I put pressure...
07-10-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By BobbyG

I've seen advertisements for shoe inserts where...

I've seen advertisements for shoe inserts where they send a molding material for customers to put their footprint in. The same thing is done for some do-it-at-home teeth straighteners.

Perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

I've kept my commute bag intact on top of my...

I've kept my commute bag intact on top of my bike-gear cubbies in my closet where it's always been. I keep my bike glasses, gloves, sun and rain gear, headlight and batteries in it as well as my...
07-09-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By BobbyG

Big on the Outside, Small on the Inside...

...of my shed, that is.

Last month I bought a used trailer for $30. It had been a pet carrier with removable wheels that a previous owner added a plywood flatbed to. I added a 50-gallon plastic...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

Will report when job begins.

Will report when job begins.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

Especially when it snows! ...

Especially when it snows!
https://youtu.be/_YsqhiUs3CM
07-07-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By BobbyG

That's one thing that's so scary to me about the...

That's one thing that's so scary to me about the video. As alert, pro-active and cautious as I like to think I am, I still occasionally fail to notice things right in front of me, or coming my way.
Forum: Commuting
07-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By BobbyG

In so many ways.

In so many ways.
07-07-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 879
Posted By BobbyG

I do, but it's not as easy...the Take-A-Look...

I do, but it's not as easy...the Take-A-Look mirror helps.

I also swivel my head and look behind me in the car, which my wife hates, but I want to make sure the mirrors didn't miss anything.
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