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Forum: Commuting 07-21-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 678
Posted By Steely Dan
i have a 2015 Dahon Mu Uno that only has a...

i have a 2015 Dahon Mu Uno that only has a coaster brake. i don't commute on it very often, but every once in a while it comes in pretty handy. this is not a "go fast" bike, so the lone coaster brake...
Forum: Commuting 07-07-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,040
Posted By Steely Dan
the correct seasonal order, in my opinion, from...

the correct seasonal order, in my opinion, from least to most challenging:

fall < spring < summer < winter

i too hate the heat and humidity that we often get in summer, but the extra daylight...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,802
Posted By Steely Dan
aluminum is fine, it's just not terribly sexy...

aluminum is fine, it's just not terribly sexy these days.

3 of my 4 bikes are aluminum. the other one is titanium.

i wish they were all titanium because i have a Ti fetish.
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,891
Posted By Steely Dan
today was my first ride to work in over a week...

today was my first ride to work in over a week due to some minor surgery!

it was great to be back in the saddle, but damn it was hot. 87 degrees at 8:00 am is very unusual in chicago.
Forum: Commuting 06-13-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,891
Posted By Steely Dan
i got snipped (vasectomy) on friday and the doc...

i got snipped (vasectomy) on friday and the doc told me to stay of my bike for a week.

it's gonna be a long week. :(
Forum: Commuting 06-09-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,892
Posted By Steely Dan
All of my commutes are early morning and late...

All of my commutes are early morning and late afternoon/evening, the sun just ain't strong enough at those times for me to concern myself with sun protection. In addition to that, >90% of my commute...
Forum: Commuting 06-02-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,891
Posted By Steely Dan
today was my first bike commute in roughly two...

today was my first bike commute in roughly two weeks due to a very mysterious and painful foot issue that made even walking damn near impossible at times.

my doctor never got to the bottom of what...
Forum: Commuting 05-26-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 880
Posted By Steely Dan
i currently have a stable of 4 bikes that i can...

i currently have a stable of 4 bikes that i can commute on, but 95% of the time i'm either on my dedicated daily commuter or my dedicated winter beast when conditions call for studded tires.

i...
Forum: Commuting 05-19-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,862
Posted By Steely Dan
i'm not saying that i'd necessarily like to live...

i'm not saying that i'd necessarily like to live further from work than i currently do (particularly not on those bitterly cold january mornings), i was just pointing out that the "you can always...
Forum: Commuting 05-19-16, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,862
Posted By Steely Dan
yeah, you have the option to take a longer route,...

yeah, you have the option to take a longer route, but in practice i've found that i almost never actually take it.

since moving two years ago, my commute to work went from 15 miles one way down...
Forum: Commuting 05-13-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,891
Posted By Steely Dan
this morning was about as perfect as it gets: 53...

this morning was about as perfect as it gets: 53 degrees, bright cloudless sunny blue skies, and absolutely no wind. none, zip, nada.

i wish i could bottle it and open one up every morning, but...
Forum: Commuting 05-03-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1,875
Views: 43,891
Posted By Steely Dan
i got my first flat in over a year on my way home...

i got my first flat in over a year on my way home last evening.

i was literally a half block from home.

i must be charmed.
Forum: Commuting 04-29-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 916
Posted By Steely Dan
jrickards: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 0,...

jrickards: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 0, Recreation: 2
wphamilton: Commuting: 10, Shopping: 2 (very short), Recreation: 2
mcours2006: Commuting: 10; Shopping: 2; Recreation: 0
RubeRad: Commuting: 8;...
Forum: Commuting 04-22-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Steely Dan
for flat bars, i'm a die-hard Ergon convert. so...

for flat bars, i'm a die-hard Ergon convert. so damn comfortable.

for drop bars, i'm much less picky, any old synthetic tape will do.
Forum: Commuting 04-21-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By Steely Dan
Amen to that. Swapping out anything in the...

Amen to that. Swapping out anything in the morning is a no-go for me.

Back when I had only one commuter, I ended up riding on studs on many, many winter days when I really didn't need them...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,183
Posted By Steely Dan
i have a dedicated winter commuter: IGH disc...

i have a dedicated winter commuter: IGH disc brake hybrid with full fenders and it wears schwalbe marathon winter studs 365 days/year so it's always ready to go, even if we get a freak ice storm in...
Forum: Commuting 04-14-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,444
Posted By Steely Dan
out of all the various types of pedal powered...

out of all the various types of pedal powered vehicles that i've cycled upon, unicycles are BY FAR the least stable. :D
Forum: Commuting 04-13-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,451
Posted By Steely Dan
as i've gotten older, and especially since my...

as i've gotten older, and especially since my commute became radically shorter (from 15 miles one-way down to just 5 miles one-way), my riding attitude has drastically mellowed.

when i was young...
Forum: Commuting 04-13-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
oh yeah, i wasn't trying to insinuate that there...

oh yeah, i wasn't trying to insinuate that there aren't a BOATLOAD of more intangible rewards from bike commuting/transportation cycling (there certainly are!), i was just pointing out the big...
Forum: Folding Bikes 04-12-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 843
Posted By Steely Dan
i have experience riding on 3 types of schwalbe...

i have experience riding on 3 types of schwalbe 20" tires:

big apple 20x2.0
marathon plus 20x1.75
marathon racer 20x1.5

my favorite out of the 3 is the marathon racer. much lighter than the...
Forum: Commuting 04-12-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
not that i am aware of. but there can be...

not that i am aware of.

but there can be rewards for going car-lite.

the main one is the financial reward of forgoing the considerable cost of owning a car altogether if going car-lite allows...
Forum: Commuting 04-12-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
i think that's a pretty good indicator as well...

i think that's a pretty good indicator as well for couples & families (and we are a one car family), but that criteria doesn't work so well for single people.

a single person can either own a car...
Forum: Commuting 04-12-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
it's absolutely a very subjective and relative...

it's absolutely a very subjective and relative term.

for me, if it actually takes me a moment to remember the last time i drove our car, then i call that good enough for car-lite.

i just...
Forum: Commuting 04-11-16, 09:40 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
The other thing to consider is that the places,...

The other thing to consider is that the places, and the associated lifestyle conducive to requiring a car is undesirable to many people.
Forum: Commuting 04-08-16, 04:18 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 6,231
Posted By Steely Dan
indeed. and the reverse attitude is equally...

indeed.

and the reverse attitude is equally as arrogant and ignorant and repugnant.

case in point:
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