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Forum: Commuting
07-20-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 961
Posted By RoadKill

As soon as you put a rack on the bike, or wear a...

As soon as you put a rack on the bike, or wear a backpack, or a baggy rain coat, or anything else not aero then the fancy carbon aero bike won't be any faster than you mid-range aluminum bike. If you...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,605
Posted By RoadKill

pre-covid I rode about 8 miles each way 3 days a...

pre-covid I rode about 8 miles each way 3 days a week. Then covid hit, office shut down, and I moved. When office reopens my commute will be 21 miles each way but the route is more enjoyable... but...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By RoadKill

I wave at just about everybody. About 4 miles of...

I wave at just about everybody. About 4 miles of my commute was on muti-use paths and there was a guy I regularly saw with no arms, he had prosthetics. He would wave back at me every single time! It...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,425
Posted By RoadKill

I was definitely faster on my old road bike...

I was definitely faster on my old road bike commuter (28mm road tire) than my newer drop bar gravel/adventure bike with 42mm tires with a bit of tread, by about 2mph for my 8.5 mile commute. It was...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,107
Posted By RoadKill

I have the Cyclic and think having a rear view...

I have the Cyclic and think having a rear view camera is a great idea. But with this one I have a hard time believing a video image displayed on LCD in bright sunny days or low light conditions will...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,009
Posted By RoadKill

No real specific cut off time for me but my...

No real specific cut off time for me but my cutoff is related to sunrise/sunset. Most of the Phoenix area is a nearly perfect N/S/E/W grid and there is a good amount of time where the sun can be...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,623,131
Posted By RoadKill

Ah, so a bit of a custom job, You may have...

Ah, so a bit of a custom job, You may have inspired me to try fitting my rear rack on the front. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
01-04-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15,493
Views: 11,623,131
Posted By RoadKill

Ah nice! I just inherited nearly the same bike,...

Ah nice! I just inherited nearly the same bike, currently it is doing kid hauling duty but once I have to go back to the office it will get some commuting duties. Do you happen to know what front...
Forum: Commuting
12-29-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,674
Posted By RoadKill

I know this thread is pretty old now but wanted...

I know this thread is pretty old now but wanted to share the route went. Since about 10 months old my son has loved riding in the i-bert front mounted seat. I've had this on several different bikes...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,859
Posted By RoadKill

Fortunately you have a downhill ride to work so...

Fortunately you have a downhill ride to work so that one won't really be a workout, so instead of just 14-15 hours recovery from the ride home to the next ride to work, you will have closer to a full...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,534
Posted By RoadKill

I don't really care too much, mostly I care when...

I don't really care too much, mostly I care when I hear somebody tell me they drive an electric car to work to save the environment.




It's even worse, most cars are well over 3000lbs now and...
Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,646
Posted By RoadKill

As great of an idea as I think the Idaho Stop is,...

As great of an idea as I think the Idaho Stop is, not a single non-cycling motorist will know it's legal and become enraged calling cyclists scofflaws every time they see somebody do it.
07-24-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,154
Posted By RoadKill

My big head is long, front to back but narrow. I...

My big head is long, front to back but narrow. I usually have to get the biggest helmet I can find so it doesn't uncomfortably press on my forehead but usually ends up being loose side to side.
Now...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,834
Posted By RoadKill

In about 2 years time span around 1990ish when I...

In about 2 years time span around 1990ish when I was in Jr High, I broke my 10 speed MTB frame twice and had it replaced under warranty. The first time my dad helped with the frame swap but the...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,691
Posted By RoadKill

What he said. And to add to it you need to make...

What he said.
And to add to it you need to make sure the parts you get will all work together and with your frame. Unless you are pretty good at wrenching on your own stuff and just want a fun...
06-22-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,537
Posted By RoadKill

People have many different thoughts on this, but...

People have many different thoughts on this, but I feel better on a frame that a major manufacturer feels good enough about to put their name on it. If a Specialized frame fails spectacularly for no...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By RoadKill

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly...

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly recommend. I had one and your comment really nails it. I loved it on my AWOL but the frame cracked and the Diverge Specialized is sending doesn't have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,038
Posted By RoadKill

For me bike commuting started out as something to...

For me bike commuting started out as something to do for fun and make me feel better about not ever going to the gym. I also still have my car because I commute about 50%, and as a result I've...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,975
Posted By RoadKill

Occasionally on the canal paths there are a...

Occasionally on the canal paths there are a couple smaller dogs that will chase me a hundred yards or so, but they turn back and go home so not much to do there. But I did once come across a boxer...
05-26-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Posted By RoadKill

Shimano CG-R is really nice but may only be...

Shimano CG-R is really nice but may only be available in 27.2mm. It's not heavy like the thud buster and has so far survived 4500 miles of my 250lbs including bouncing down plenty of rocky trails...
05-25-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By RoadKill

LBS has confirmed Specialized is swapping a...

LBS has confirmed Specialized is swapping a complete Diverge for my AWOL, I guess it's because they don't really offer anything comparable and wheels (QR vs 12mm) would be a big expense that I...
05-21-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By RoadKill

I'm considering this, but my thought was that if...

I'm considering this, but my thought was that if I could find another bike that I really want and am more enthusiastic about then I could request a smaller frame Diverge that will be quicker to sell...
05-21-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By RoadKill

Thanks for the comments. My "offroad" is that I...

Thanks for the comments.
My "offroad" is that I have an alternate commute path with some pretty aggressive rocky singletrack. It's full on MTB stuff but on a loaded up commuter with no suspension...
05-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By RoadKill

Offroad capable commuter for tall rider

Background is that I have an XL Specialized AWOL elite with front/rear racks, fenders, dynamo hub with headlight and tail light that I use for commuting and offroad excursions on pretty rough...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By RoadKill

Maybe you can pack an oral thermometer to show as...

Maybe you can pack an oral thermometer to show as evidence because your core temp shouldn't be out of whack.
Forum: Commuting
05-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,948
Posted By RoadKill

Thanks for posting the link, now that I clicked...

Thanks for posting the link, now that I clicked it about 3/4 of all advertising I see in facebook is for this thing.
Thankfully I went to etrailer.com the other day so my targeted advertising here...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By RoadKill

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title...

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title as "accidental communist", and prefer the ending to the story where you commute instead of becoming a commie.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,432
Posted By RoadKill

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to...

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to bikes back when I lived in the Springs.
s that Quail Lake? Back in the 90's I worked just up the hill at Quantum in the old Cray building.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,995
Posted By RoadKill

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to...

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to ride up a curb. You can get learn the skills Russ Roth described just riding around and practicing them individually. Just pull up to get the front...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By RoadKill

I never actually tried using strava to make my...

I never actually tried using strava to make my route to work but you're right, it's dead on.
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,561
Posted By RoadKill

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think...

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think it was about 11 or 12 mph. I always beat their times.
For example, my commute home is shown on Google Maps to be about 43 minutes, The slowest I do...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,526
Posted By RoadKill

It never works out to be blowing the right...

It never works out to be blowing the right direction, but in the unlikely event that it does work out you could set some serious speed records.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RoadKill

Most of the reviews on their page are 5 stars...

Most of the reviews on their page are 5 stars everything is great, or 4 stars it's great but has a little slop. I personally feel that the tiniest slop would completely ruin it for me, just a guess...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 804
Posted By RoadKill

I've never heard of seatylock but I kind of like...

I've never heard of seatylock but I kind of like it. Also because I'm pretty tall and my seat post is maxed out this might get me another half to one inch of effective post length.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 240,746
Posted By RoadKill

Disappointingly it's only $13.99 new from MAC. ...

Disappointingly it's only $13.99 new from MAC. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 240,746
Posted By RoadKill

This morning I found a needle nose pliers in the...

This morning I found a needle nose pliers in the road while stopped at a light. It doesn't seem to have been run over too many times and the hinge isn't sloppy. This one's a keeper....
Forum: Commuting
01-28-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By RoadKill

I doubt renters insurance would cover damage you...

I doubt renters insurance would cover damage you do to a car, likely it would have to come out of your own pocket.
The driver could use their uninsured/underinsured coverage but the insurance...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,969
Posted By RoadKill

I have a530 on my commuter for past 10 years or...

I have a530 on my commuter for past 10 years or so. Most of my riding is on the spd side and I rarely have difficulty getting in because they really do fall to the same orientation every time. When I...
Forum: Commuting
12-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,141
Posted By RoadKill

I had been sharing all my videos of inattentive...

I had been sharing all my videos of inattentive or aggressive motorists creating potentially hazardous situations on social media with the hopes that at the very least my non-cycling friends would...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By RoadKill

Here I am in Phoenix getting ready to ride home...

Here I am in Phoenix getting ready to ride home and it's only a very slight amount closer to dark than this time last week. This week my conference calls with California all got their schedules...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,533
Posted By RoadKill

I do the leaf crunching thing too, also I sing or...

I do the leaf crunching thing too, also I sing or whistle whatever horrible song happens to be stuck in my head. I also weave left to right pretty aggressively (when safe to do so) just to hear the...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,191
Posted By RoadKill

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you...

I'd make it only steps and nothing more. If you put any sort of ramp then "that guy" will somehow hurt himself doing something stupid and sue you, not to mention all the ADA social justice warriors...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,466
Posted By RoadKill

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if...

What are the local laws regarding lights? Most if not all of Phoenix and its suburbs require front light and at least a rear reflector, and generally it seems that most people do have some lighting...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 240,746
Posted By RoadKill

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground....

Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground. He was docile enough that I was able to ride around with no incident but he did glare at me a bit....
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,756
Posted By RoadKill

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire...

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and multi-tool in an old water bottle. Cleaner than leaving them loose in the pannier and easy to swap between bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,150
Posted By RoadKill

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this...

If you decide on the Cycliq route I just got this $100 off promo from them in my email.
I've had the first version of Fly6 since right after it came out, it's finally starting to fail and I've...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,853
Posted By RoadKill

I have the bar end incredibell and don't...

I have the bar end incredibell and don't particularly care for it because it gets in the way when I want to use the bottom of the drops. I need to come up with something different.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,739
Posted By RoadKill

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless...

I haven't tried the blue Bontrager tubeless sealant but on my MTB tubeless setup I use the regular Bontrager sealant. I find a huge advantage of it over Stan's is that when the Bontrager dries it...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By RoadKill

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care...

Leave your shoes at work and that will take care of where to put the battery.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,726
Posted By RoadKill

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at...

My commute is 35 minutes each way and being at opposite ends of the day there is enough recovery time that I don't ever burn or tan. I'm sure a dermatologist would tell me that I should cover up...
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