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Forum: Commuting
03-07-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,796
Posted By K'Tesh

I'm not dead yet... But I hurt... Today I found...

I'm not dead yet... But I hurt... Today I found some pink construction foam that was being tossed out on my way home. I've been looking for this stuff for 5 years. (I challenge you to find the...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By K'Tesh

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 92 (105...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 92 (105 total YTD)
K'Tesh(PRC)__________________________ 23.3
Atvar (ITA) __________________________ 20 (33 Km)
Forum: Commuting
01-07-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,796
Posted By K'Tesh

Today's commute was just like yesterday's... ...

Today's commute was just like yesterday's... only with more snow and it was louder (the snow is very noisy as it crunches under foot and squeaks under the wheels). God I hurt... A few more "Uh oh"...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,796
Posted By K'Tesh

Today's commute was painful... 6 hours later, and...

Today's commute was painful... 6 hours later, and my face is still burning from the wind. Suffice it to say that eastern China is F***ING COLD right now.

Out was 23° (-5°C) with gusts around 50mph...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By K'Tesh

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 92 (105...

Bizman (PA) _________________________ 92 (105 total YTD)
Atvar (ITA) __________________________ 20 (33 Km)
K'Tesh(PRC)__________________________ 19
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By K'Tesh

K'Tesh(PRC)_________________________ 0007.27

K'Tesh(PRC)_________________________ 0007.27
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,796
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, my first commute is in the bag. Cold...

Well, my first commute is in the bag. Cold (2-4C), not to much wind. Lots of snow, and slush when I couldn't ride on the streets. I survived without too many slips, zero falls, and only a few...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By K'Tesh

And as I've started this... I'll go first (again)...

And as I've started this... I'll go first (again)

K'Tesh (PRC) _________________________ 0000.0

It's -4°C (24.8°F) outside (not including the wind chill), and the snow on the ground is a little...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 8,796
Posted By K'Tesh

2021! The “How was your commute?” thread!

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, I made it through the dumpster fire that was 2020, and I still ride bikes. Oh, and it's 2021 here (I was afraid it'd be 13/01/2020 (so I double checked and...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,093
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2021 Commuting Mileage Thread!

Well... Thank God That's Over!!! In hindsight 2020 SUCKED!!! I've managed to survive everything that's been going on. I've re-upped yet again at the English school in China I've been working for, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,181
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, yesterday's ride was a little warmer... It...

Well, yesterday's ride was a little warmer... It was merely 0C instead of -4C. Roads are dry, but the bike lane occasionally had icy patches from where people walked, changing the snow to ice. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,181
Posted By K'Tesh

My first ride of the decade is in the can... A...

My first ride of the decade is in the can... A quick jaunt down to the BBQ for some skewers of BBQ pork and a couple of bowls of wonton soup. While China does celebrate January 1 with a day off,...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 62,352
Posted By K'Tesh

Well, my first ride of the decade is in... ...

Well, my first ride of the decade is in...

K'Tesh (PRC) _______________________________________________ .5 [1/1]
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 62,352
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2020 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW DECADE!!! YAY!!! The Roaring 2020s!!! (I've re-upped again at the English school in China I've been working for, and as such, it really is perfect vision (2020) for me). Happy New...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 117,181
Posted By K'Tesh

2020! The “How was your commute?” thread!

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, I still ride bikes, and it's 2020 here... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
12-30-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By K'Tesh

Posts? [EDIT] Answer: 30 seconds

Posts?

[EDIT] Answer: 30 seconds
12-30-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By K'Tesh

Just a test...

I wonder how long do I have to wait between....
09-22-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

Just thought of another added benefit of using a...

Just thought of another added benefit of using a kilt...

Chinese squat toilets. These are typically small, squalled, and smell worse than the restrooms of American gas stations back in the 1970s...
09-20-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

I'll try to see if I can check them out. On...

I'll try to see if I can check them out.

On a positive note, I figured out what brand of the shorts I like... "Foundry"... It's a JC Penney brand. Bad news is that they are sold out in all but...
09-20-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

It's not modesty... The Chinese (in my province...

It's not modesty... The Chinese (in my province g(Standing)) are genuinely cold in 70 degree F weather. It'll be 85 F and 90 percent humidity and they don't even break a sweat. I on the other hand am...
09-20-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

Blame the lack of imagination on yourself. I'm...

Blame the lack of imagination on yourself. I'm tired of sweating, feeling constricted, and not being comfortable. This is a not a joke.

A foreigner in China is a huge distraction, but they get...
09-19-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

Thanks for the suggestion. Actually, I was...

Thanks for the suggestion.

Actually, I was thinking of snaps, or rare earth magnets, forgot about the penny trick (I saw it once in a video). Now I'm thinking of a loose internal flap (think black...
09-19-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,878
Posted By K'Tesh

Clyde Kilt While Riding?

Hey All,

It's been a while since I logged in. I've got a problem. I live and work in China. Really... I'm an English teacher here. Not that many Clydes that are as big as me (if 200 lbs is the...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 87,227
Posted By K'Tesh

Not riding as much as I did in years past. I...

Not riding as much as I did in years past. I used to live 5 miles from work, then I was laid off in 2009. My subsequent job was 10 miles away. Then I got fired from there, and it couldn't have...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 55,907
Posted By K'Tesh

You really want to hear me B***H about Chinese...

You really want to hear me B***H about Chinese traffic? It's a tradition. I like keeping it.

And now I've posted a couple of times... See you all in 2020!!! ;)

Bizman (PA)...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 55,907
Posted By K'Tesh

Me first... K'Tesh (USA/China)...

Me first...

K'Tesh (USA/China) ______________________ 6.0 mi
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 55,907
Posted By K'Tesh

Shandong Province

Shandong Province
Forum: Commuting
01-01-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 55,907
Posted By K'Tesh

Nope... PM Sent. Note to self... No more...

Nope... PM Sent.
Note to self... No more Chinese characters... Pinyin? Yes. Zhèngtǐ zì/fántǐ zì... NO!
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 87,227
Posted By K'Tesh

2019! The “How was your commute?” thread!

Yes, I've re-upped, and am still in China, and it's 2019 here... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
Forum: Commuting
12-31-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 55,907
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2019 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I've re-upped again at the English school in China I've been working for, and as such, it really is 2019 for me). Happy New Year!!! So, 2018 is finally...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,368
Posted By K'Tesh

Are you in China too? I swear if the temperature...

Are you in China too? I swear if the temperature drops below 20C, you start seeing the heavy jackets... Me, I'm in shorts until the end of October.
Forum: Commuting
01-02-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 49,385
Posted By K'Tesh

I understand... I was just grumpy that due to...

I understand... I was just grumpy that due to the problems getting the thread started this year I wasn't "First".
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,290
Posted By K'Tesh

Well today's commute was an odd one. Here it was...

Well today's commute was an odd one. Here it was my day off, and I go into work to teach a single student (off the clock...) and I got lunch, and a bottle of wine for it. :D

Traffic wasn't all...
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 49,385
Posted By K'Tesh

Thanks for that! Looks a lot better now!

Thanks for that! Looks a lot better now!
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 49,385
Posted By K'Tesh

So, lets try this again... Minus the Chinese...

So, lets try this again... Minus the Chinese characters (I'll use the Pinyin instead)...

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I'm STILL in China!!! (I signed up for another year back in...
01-01-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By K'Tesh

Ah ha... Well I tried to edit in all the other...

Ah ha... Well I tried to edit in all the other stuff, and now the entire "approved" post has disappeared into the ether.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 943
Views: 49,385
Posted By K'Tesh

Atvar, that was only due to a technical error......

Atvar, that was only due to a technical error... Remember, ALL who participate are winning.

K'Tesh (USA/China) ______________________ 5.0 mi
Atvar (Italy) ___________________________ 4.0 mi...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 05:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,769
Posted By K'Tesh

My recent experience with a terrible driver went...

My recent experience with a terrible driver went like this:

I'm riding in the bikelane, on the beachside road in Yantai, China (Shandong Province). The bikelanes are really wide, and I've found...
12-31-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By K'Tesh

Would a moderator Please approve a post for me?

I worked hard to get the 2018 Commuter Mileage Challenge thread started for the stroke of midnight on 12/31 2017 and 1/1 2018 here in China where I'm living and working (and using a VPN that appears...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 49,385
Posted By K'Tesh

The 2018 Commuting Mileage Thread!

HEY!!! It's a NEW YEAR!!! YEAH!!! REALLY!!! (I'm STILL in China!!! (I signed up for another year back in October), and already ahead of you (ignore the forum's date/time stamp). 新年快乐!!! Happy New...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-17, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 97,290
Posted By K'Tesh

2018! The “How was your commute?” thread!

I'm in China still, and it's 2018... So, let's get started...

How was YOUR commute?
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 70,438
Posted By K'Tesh

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3863/33221039261_83f...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3863/33221039261_83f1ba75b1_o.png (https://flic.kr/p/SBCvyZ)

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1552 (1651 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC)...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-17, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 70,438
Posted By K'Tesh

Here's K'Tesh's test with the Chinese Character...

Here's K'Tesh's test with the Chinese Character put back in...

Bizman (PA) ______________________________ 1552 (1651 total miles YTD)
gregf83 (BC) _____________________________ 1217 (1962 total)...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 70,438
Posted By K'Tesh

Bizman (PA) _______________________________ 940...

Bizman (PA) _______________________________ 940 (985 total miles YTD)
augustgarage (CA)__________________________ 707.7 (746 total) [17/18]
KCBikeCommuter (MO) _______________________ 615.7 (1083.6...
02-07-17, 11:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By K'Tesh

Tilting windmills? 25 pages of Safety and...

Tilting windmills?

25 pages of Safety and Advocacy from one thread alone (http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/595164-advocacy-thread-what-have-you-done-today.html).

I'd say I have a...
02-07-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By K'Tesh

I'm a native Jeffersonian... You know, that...

I'm a native Jeffersonian... You know, that state of mind that exists above San Francisco, California, and below Eugene, Oregon? I work overseas. I haven't renounced my citizenship. I bought the...
02-07-17, 09:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By K'Tesh

A call to Shimano gave me an answer... which went...

A call to Shimano gave me an answer... which went something like this...

"Never heard of anybody complaining about this before, and I've been here for years."

In a very dismissive tone.

My...
02-04-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By K'Tesh

I see "Slippery When Wet" warnings all over the...

I see "Slippery When Wet" warnings all over the place... In restaurants, and other places of business, as well as even on the streets. Our pedals shouldn't be one of those places where we need a...
02-01-17, 02:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,353
Posted By K'Tesh

Slipping off Shimano A530 SPD Pedals when wet...

I keep mentioning this to people, yet it somehow hasn't worked its way to Shimano, so I'll post it here...

Shimano, are you listening?

I love my A530 pedals... I love being able to ride...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-17, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 70,438
Posted By K'Tesh

Added the rounding to a tenth of a mile that the...

Added the rounding to a tenth of a mile that the thread apparently has evolved to.


Bizman (PA) ________________________________ 12.0 (12 total miles YTD)
Atvar (Italy)...
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