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Forum: Southeast 11-17-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 46,939
Posted By abracapocus
ha, @zzOtherlandzz now i feel slightly better....

ha, @zzOtherlandzz now i feel slightly better. luckily only one side got to metal. put on some kool-stops and they were awesome this morning. sadly, i did pit the rim a little...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,278
Posted By abracapocus
http://i.imgur.com/5RHPL.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/5RHPL.jpg (http://imgur.com/5RHPL)

this morning's "count". about 50F which wasn't bad but it was pretty windy. i do leave about 7:20am so might be earlier than a lot of folks.
Forum: Southeast 11-16-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 682
Views: 46,939
Posted By abracapocus
oh hi everyone! today was stormy so no ride. even...

oh hi everyone! today was stormy so no ride. even though i haven't been posting, i do have proof i've been riding.

http://p.twimg.com/AeS5MFXCAAEOICQ.jpg

that's what happens when you...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,278
Posted By abracapocus
a handful usually but i think i start and leave...

a handful usually but i think i start and leave earlier than most folks. when i leave work late i see more. i will say that ladies have really started turning out lately. and not just college kids...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,918
Posted By abracapocus
My post was eaten by auto log-out. :-( Anyway,...

My post was eaten by auto log-out. :-( Anyway, 9-10 mile urban commute, 45mph (maybe 35) or less roads. Few bike lanes, sometimes use the MUP for a stretch on the way home. So instead of a nice...
Forum: Commuting 08-18-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
We're finally getting a little break on the heat...

We're finally getting a little break on the heat & humidity. I never thought there would come a day that I'd get excited about a high "only" in the low 90s. My route usually takes me through Piedmont...
Forum: Southeast 08-13-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 46,939
Posted By abracapocus
Oh man, Funkystickman, that sucks! Speedy...

Oh man, Funkystickman, that sucks! Speedy recovery to you! I agree, there's risk in everything, and even more risk in the really fun stuff. But I like really fun stuff, so...
Forum: Commuting 07-06-11, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
about as moist as it can get without actually...

about as moist as it can get without actually raining.
Forum: Commuting 06-30-11, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
wednesday's ride was pleasant. 70s on the way in,...

wednesday's ride was pleasant. 70s on the way in, low 90s on the way home. stopped at the pet store and picked up a 15lb. bag of dog food, strapped it in my back basket and continued the final 2 1/2...
Forum: Southeast 06-30-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 265,500
Posted By abracapocus
@zzOtherlandzz my rides in town involve a lot of...

@zzOtherlandzz my rides in town involve a lot of last minute decisions (hey, what's down here!) or (oh crap, i missed the turn, let's try this!) so it'd be really nice if it would keep track of it...
Forum: Southeast 06-29-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 265,500
Posted By abracapocus
@zzOtherlandzz yeah, i like imapmyride but can't...

@zzOtherlandzz yeah, i like imapmyride but can't get past the 24mi mark on a battery charge. annoying.
Forum: Southeast 06-27-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 265,500
Posted By abracapocus
Got out Sunday morning for a ride to Stone...

Got out Sunday morning for a ride to Stone Mountain Village and back. 33 miles. I think that's my longest ride since the beginning of the year. Started getting a bit hot on the way back. Should've...
Forum: Southeast 06-23-11, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 70,623
Posted By abracapocus
@bikegeek57 that's nice. answers a lot of the...

@bikegeek57 that's nice. answers a lot of the repeated questions i see around.
Forum: Commuting 06-23-11, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
@robyr our wed. afternoon storm included high...

@robyr our wed. afternoon storm included high winds that battered my car around. don't even want to think about being on the bike in that. rain, no prob., high winds and close lightening strikes, i'd...
Forum: Commuting 06-23-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
It was about 70 F when I left. Got hit with a...

It was about 70 F when I left. Got hit with a little light rain but it wasn't bad enough to stop and bag my electronics. Others in the metro area weren't so lucky.

207642

Hopefully my luck...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-21-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 12,242
Posted By abracapocus
It took me way too long to get started after I...

It took me way too long to get started after I had the interest. My main concerns were safety, sweat and physically being able to do it.

After reading a bunch here and elsewhere, I learned the...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
77F and 80%+ humidity when I left this morning....

77F and 80%+ humidity when I left this morning. Summer humidity comes with the location, but that's a bit much. There's a house on my route that keeps turkeys. They were all out front this morning so...
Forum: Commuting 06-19-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,336
Posted By abracapocus
What everyone else said. :-) I started from the...

What everyone else said. :-) I started from the couch last July and gave myself a month to work up to my commute. Been commuting regularly since last August. The hills do get better. You also find...
Forum: Southeast 06-18-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4,393
Views: 265,500
Posted By abracapocus
Haven't been able to do more than commute lately....

Haven't been able to do more than commute lately. Today I kicked myself out of the house and ended up with a little over 23 miles. I had ambitions to do more but I wasn't sure how the ride was going...
Forum: Southeast 06-16-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 70,623
Posted By abracapocus
@Runner1 we started at the mall and did a round...

@Runner1 we started at the mall and did a round trip. 24ish miles? should be pretty well shaded most of the way this time of year.
Forum: Southeast 06-15-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 70,623
Posted By abracapocus
re: Arabia Mnt Trail Wondering also. I don't...

re: Arabia Mnt Trail

Wondering also. I don't like to drive to ride, but a friend and I went out there once and did it; me on my heavy commuter and him on a single speed. We didn't die. Also, it's...
Forum: Commuting 06-15-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
My afternoon commute yesterday took me by the...

My afternoon commute yesterday took me by the set for The Walking Dead in downtown Atlanta. Saw a bunch of zombies on the sidewalk. Today I had my camera, but no zombies. Boo.
Forum: Southeast 06-04-11, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 70,623
Posted By abracapocus
re: overly polite folks at 4-way stops if...

re: overly polite folks at 4-way stops

if they wave me through, i'll go. if not, i'll give the head nod indicating they should go. that seems to work well.

re: riding to stone mountain

i'm...
Forum: Commuting 05-27-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
On the commute home yesterday afternoon I didn't...

On the commute home yesterday afternoon I didn't quite outrun the storms that blew in. About halfway it started raining on me, conveniently just as I got to Krog tunnel. So I pulled in, bagged my...
Forum: Commuting 05-26-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,034
Posted By abracapocus
There hasn't been much interesting to report on...

There hasn't been much interesting to report on the commute lately. It's warm enough now that I've had to switch to carrying a full change of clothes with me. I did have something funny & dumb happen...
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