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Forum: Commuting 07-18-16, 09:11 PM
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Posted By chephy
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Forum: Commuting 05-23-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,710
Posted By chephy
All true. At the same time, it would be sad that...

All true. At the same time, it would be sad that OP got discouraged from commuting because he thought changing was the only option and it proved to be too much hassle. Just advocating for a balanced...
Forum: Commuting 05-22-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,710
Posted By chephy
It's a matter of personal preference, climate and...

It's a matter of personal preference, climate and physiology (some people sweat more than others; sorry to be Capt. Obvious). I barely even sweat in an actual literal sauna, so I ride my 13-14 mile...
Forum: Commuting 05-20-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,876
Posted By chephy
Cool! Congrats on the new job. Hope you enjoy it....

Cool! Congrats on the new job. Hope you enjoy it.

I just switched jobs a month ago, and am now in a similar boat, except my commute doubled from 10 to 20 km one way. The 7 a.m. start time does not...
Forum: Commuting 03-23-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,810
Posted By chephy
4 km is not far. My current commute is 10 km...

4 km is not far.

My current commute is 10 km one way; a bit longer than yours but still in the short-ish category. My previous commute was 4 km.

On dry snow-free days I just wear whatever pants...
Forum: Commuting 02-24-16, 05:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,129
Posted By chephy
1) Left boot 2) Right boot 3) Underwear 4)...

1) Left boot
2) Right boot
3) Underwear
4) Dress pants
5) Rain pants
6) Dress shirt
7) Sweatshirt
8) Rain Jacket
9) Right lobster claw
10) Left lobster claw
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-31-16, 10:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,031
Posted By chephy
Cod liver.

Cod liver.
Forum: Commuting 09-22-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 638
Posted By chephy
Seconded. Nothing worked for me until I got these...

Seconded. Nothing worked for me until I got these babies. This works for Canadian winters.
Forum: Commuting 07-02-15, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,123
Posted By chephy
I use an Excel spreadsheet and gmap-pedometer to...

I use an Excel spreadsheet and gmap-pedometer to track my mileage. I don't do anything practical with this info like tracking component wear, though My reasons are:

1) I like numbers; it's fun to...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-19-15, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,055
Posted By chephy
Well, first of all different people mean...

Well, first of all different people mean different things by "city bike". Batavus and Cannondale Bad Boy are both marketed as city/urban bikes. In general, though, city bikes are designed to travel...
Forum: Commuting 05-19-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,482
Posted By chephy
The tide is turning! :D Getting to that...

The tide is turning! :D

Getting to that critical mass of cyclists will do far more to improve cycling conditions than angry confrontations with motorists ever will, and that's a much more...
Forum: Commuting 05-16-15, 10:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,482
Posted By chephy
I used to quite a bit. I would chase the drivers...

I used to quite a bit. I would chase the drivers to catch them at lights; I would get into arguments; I once threw my bike in front of a car to block the driver from driving away and so we could...
Forum: Commuting 05-16-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,793
Posted By chephy
Well, congratulations. It's not the fanciest bike...

Well, congratulations. It's not the fanciest bike in the world, but you could certainly do a lot worse. It sounds as though you're pleased with it, which is the most important thing. How far is your...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-15, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By chephy
My girlfriend had a very similar thing: a viral...

My girlfriend had a very similar thing: a viral inner ear infection that caused dizziness, vertigo etc. Had to take a week off work, several weeks off biking, and several months off flying (she was...
Forum: Commuting 04-15-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,676
Posted By chephy
I learned a lot of things about bike commuting by...

I learned a lot of things about bike commuting by jumping onto the BSO I had and commuting. I did eventually figure things out, but I wish I'd done many things differently. Would have saved my a lot...
Forum: Commuting 03-27-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,278
Posted By chephy
Some fabrics certainly fare better when rubbed on...

Some fabrics certainly fare better when rubbed on saddles than others; corduroy does tend wear really fast. Plain cotton is not all that durable either, based on my experience.
Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,278
Posted By chephy
I will attest to the fact that even with shorter...

I will attest to the fact that even with shorter commutes, like the OP's, pants can get destroyed in no time. My partner only rides about 20 miles per week, and she recently noticed that a pair of...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-26-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,842
Posted By chephy
Luckily, I won't say the same about experienced...

Luckily, I won't say the same about experienced urban riders I know. But to a large degree it's just that, luck.

I know some people will make a snide remark about how an "experienced" urban rider...
Forum: Commuting 03-24-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,041
Posted By chephy
Ouch! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Though you...

Ouch! Wishing you a speedy recovery! Though you have to be off the bike for three months, you'll still have half a year to ride after that, so your whole year of commuting is not ruined! :)
Forum: Commuting 03-24-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By chephy
I think many cyclists think of these as two...

I think many cyclists think of these as two distinct categories: a commuter and a "beater"/errand-running. Commuting is between home and work, and in the OPs case both are secure locations, so the...
Forum: Commuting 03-23-15, 05:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,074
Posted By chephy
If you can afford it, and you're going to ride it...

If you can afford it, and you're going to ride it - then go for it. Bikes are meant to be ridden, and it's better to ride the bike of your dreams rather than only dream about it while you're pedaling...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-22-15, 07:21 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,756
Posted By chephy
So, an update 8 years later. I have now added New...

So, an update 8 years later. I have now added New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Florida and Buenos Aires to the list. Not that much, but it's slowly growing. :)
Forum: Commuting 02-12-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By chephy
I know you're not necessarily looking for CL...

I know you're not necessarily looking for CL suggestions, but I can't resist the temptation of looking at used bike listings, hence:

Scott CrossComp Cyclocross Bike 53cm...
Forum: Commuting 01-28-15, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,673
Posted By chephy
Looking at the specs, I wouldn't call De Sol...

Looking at the specs, I wouldn't call De Sol Campus that much of an upgrade, exactly...
Forum: Commuting 01-28-15, 06:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,638
Posted By chephy
That's a respectable distance! Through GTA's...

That's a respectable distance! Through GTA's glorious urban sprawl! :D At least looks like most of it can be done on secondary roads.


I don't have to deal with motor vehicle traffic. Pedestrian...
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