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Forum: Winter Cycling 01-08-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By Buglady
That's pretty well all I've ever done - maybe...

That's pretty well all I've ever done - maybe bounce the bike a couple of times to knock off the worst of the snow/slush/crud outside, then bring it into the apartment (tiled entryway, so a tarp...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-03-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,285
Posted By Buglady
I did NOT know this! I'm going to see if my Dad...

I did NOT know this! I'm going to see if my Dad knows it... he collects guns, mostly much older, though (black powder era). (I come from an interesting family. And I clearly come by my collecting...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-03-15, 06:41 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 12,285
Posted By Buglady
Oh, you have GOT to meet my mother. She lives in...

Oh, you have GOT to meet my mother. She lives in Lacombe and has more sewing machines than I do bicycles! Two of them are the twins of the ones in your first post - the Bernina is one I actually...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-29-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 736
Posted By Buglady
If I may - the Maxxis Holy Rollers are not a...

If I may - the Maxxis Holy Rollers are not a winter specific tire. They're meant for a range of surfaces, but in cold weather the rubber compound is going to harden up and affect your traction, and...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-19-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,533
Posted By Buglady
I'm not sure what you were looking at but there...

I'm not sure what you were looking at but there is a link that says "Schedules" right on the front page of the the Transit website. They changed it fairly recently, though; perhaps you were looking...
Forum: Living Car Free 12-18-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,533
Posted By Buglady
Carless in Calgary for ten years in April, can...

Carless in Calgary for ten years in April, can confirm they are Doin It Wrong. I have used bus, train, bike, walking, and sometimes cheated by borrowing friend's cars, but I always come back to bike...
Forum: Commuting 12-18-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,037
Posted By Buglady
I'm pretty sure this forum is full of horrible...

I'm pretty sure this forum is full of horrible enablers :lol:
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-15-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,721
Posted By Buglady
I had to laugh when I saw a Castelli jersey at...

I had to laugh when I saw a Castelli jersey at work (MEC) and in the description it said it was for "cool weather cycling." So far so good - it was a wool blend, long sleeve thing - but the product...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-01-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By Buglady
Answered above. 1 set 700X37 Top Contact Winter...

Answered above. 1 set 700X37 Top Contact Winter (non studded) at 35 psi, on flat bar road bike. No falls, but I don't ride this bike unless the weather and the pavement are pretty clear. Foul weather...
Forum: Commuting 12-01-14, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,360
Posted By Buglady
I tend to agree with Cycle_maven that soemthing...

I tend to agree with Cycle_maven that soemthing else may be at play here. I'd check with a doctor if I were you... but what you're describing sounds a lot like my sister's neurovascular headaches,...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-30-14, 11:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By Buglady
I run my tires at pretty low pressure (35 psi for...

I run my tires at pretty low pressure (35 psi for the Top Contact Winter, 30 for the 26" studded tires; both are per manufacturer's recommendations). I'm not a big person though and that probably...
Forum: Commuting 11-30-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Buglady
I tuck the battery pack into the top of my...

I tuck the battery pack into the top of my saddlebag :)
Forum: Commuting 11-29-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,131
Posted By Buglady
Car accidents, I am guessing? I feel safer on my...

Car accidents, I am guessing? I feel safer on my bike (with studded tires) than I do in a car when the winter turns ugly. I have better grip, generally - can't count the number of times I have passed...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-29-14, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,721
Posted By Buglady
MITTENS. Never gloves. Specifically,...

MITTENS. Never gloves.

Specifically, cross-country ski mittens, which are made of softshell material so they are windproof but breathable; and a pair of merino wool liner gloves (very thin)...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-29-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By Buglady
And? What happened? :)

And? What happened? :)
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-29-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,943
Posted By Buglady
They really don't, unfortunately. Found that one...

They really don't, unfortunately. Found that one out the hard way. (Then I keep trying it anyway, every year, and ouch). There's just not enough thickness to the ice for the studs to bite.
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Forum: Winter Cycling 11-29-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,975
Posted By Buglady
Widespread black ice and/or air temperature below...

Widespread black ice and/or air temperature below -30C (OR windchill below -40C, whichever is worse) and/or more than 10cm of fresh snow and/or wind gusting to 60kph or more. Any of those are enough...
Forum: Commuting 11-29-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,328
Posted By Buglady
String of Cristmas lights around the top tube has...

String of Cristmas lights around the top tube has been working for me for a few years now :D
Forum: Commuting 11-29-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,956
Posted By Buglady
A twenty year old aluminum frame is ten years...

A twenty year old aluminum frame is ten years past its most optimistic design lifespan. There are any number of specific things which might have started those particular cracks, but at the end of the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-18-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By Buglady
I'm extremely fond of my MEC Roubaix tights -...

I'm extremely fond of my MEC Roubaix tights - they have a windproof front panel on the thighs :) Those are discontinued, but I believe the new version is called the Flyer. Cross-country ski pants or...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-18-14, 03:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,741
Posted By Buglady
Or tough girl :D (Coldest ride was a somewhat...

Or tough girl :D (Coldest ride was a somewhat inadvertent -35C or -31F, but I definitely won't try that again; but -20C is not too bad!).

Re: OP's question - I run two bikes in winter. One is a...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-18-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By Buglady
Totally - for one thing, you're going to be...

Totally - for one thing, you're going to be pedaling a lot harder than in warm weather, overcoming resistance in every bearing system in the bike, extra rolling resistance in your tires, extra...
Forum: Winter Cycling 03-13-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,758
Posted By Buglady
In Calgary? JUNE.

In Calgary?

JUNE.
Forum: Commuting 01-30-14, 01:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,066
Posted By Buglady
Erm... I beg to differ with this. I have yet to...

Erm... I beg to differ with this. I have yet to see any bike other than an entry-level recreational bike that comes with an adjustable stem. Why? Because most people don't know what to do with them;...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-14, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,495
Posted By Buglady
Re: the lady in the article - awesome! And one of...

Re: the lady in the article - awesome! And one of those bikes is in my garage, wearing Ice Spiker tires, ready for my partner to trundle off to get groceries.
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