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Forum: Commuting 02-24-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By ajmstilt
I ride a Crossrip as my fair-weather commuter and...

I ride a Crossrip as my fair-weather commuter and have few complaints. The biggest complaint is a lack of handlebar space for mounting lights/etc (so i have a cheap bar extender) and a heel strike...
Forum: Commuting 02-24-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,610
Posted By ajmstilt
Yes, I do. Mostly because I heard Strava data is...

Yes, I do. Mostly because I heard Strava data is used by organizations for planning purposes.

The side affect has been to help me track mileage for my bikes, and helps justify to the dear wife...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,498
Posted By ajmstilt
Where I commute all intersections are sensor...

Where I commute all intersections are sensor controlled. The Left turn sensors never detects my bicycle when I'm moving.

What this means if if I stop at the end behind more than about 5 cars ...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-09-15, 11:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,018
Posted By ajmstilt
Just do what I do, I mutter passive aggressively...

Just do what I do, I mutter passive aggressively just loud enough for them to hear as I ride by: "woah, didn't see you at all dressed as a ninja"
Forum: Commuting 03-14-14, 05:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,032
Posted By ajmstilt
Signal lights that work via sensor and the sensor...

Signal lights that work via sensor and the sensor doesn't detect bicycles.

My town has lights that have no cycle, and will set at red indefinitely until a car comes. Oh it has a button waaay over...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-23-14, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 543
Posted By ajmstilt
A. My 8 year old rides in front of me. ...

A. My 8 year old rides in front of me.

Unless there is room and then I ride on the outside with my front wheel about even with her rear.
Forum: Commuting 01-17-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 21,814
Posted By ajmstilt
I have a Public D8i I've been 100% satisfied...

I have a Public D8i I've been 100% satisfied with. It's been perfect for commuting, and looks fantastic. If I switch out the handlebars I'm good to go for a long 50 mi fast ride. And it's handled a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-15-13, 11:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,437
Posted By ajmstilt
Always liked these from Velo Orange: ...

Always liked these from Velo Orange:
http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/water-bottles-cages/vo-retro-cage-without-tab-new-version.html
Forum: Commuting 12-15-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,938
Posted By ajmstilt
Yes but tipping your hat, and saying "good...

Yes but tipping your hat, and saying "good morning" is waaaaaaay less creepy on a bike than shouting out a car window.
Forum: Commuting 12-15-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,551
Posted By ajmstilt
Not sure why but I switch sides every week or so....

Not sure why but I switch sides every week or so. But I always use the same side going home as I used coming in. /shrug
Forum: Commuting 11-09-13, 09:50 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,266
Posted By ajmstilt
and now for something completely different: ...

and now for something completely different:

350000
Forum: Commuting 10-05-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,252
Posted By ajmstilt
37 pounds... not including the pannier. (which I...

37 pounds... not including the pannier. (which I weighed fully loaded for the commute once and it was at 11 pounds... ouch)

But the ride is so smooth and easy I don't notice how much it weighs
...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,296
Posted By ajmstilt
In my mind any commute that is more than an hour...

In my mind any commute that is more than an hour is "HEAVY" commuting.

distance is so variable, conditions so different, and riders too individual to make any sort of generalizations possible. ...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,494
Posted By ajmstilt
My tool roll actually consists of a microfiber...

My tool roll actually consists of a microfiber cloth wrapped around an old craftsman wrench, Topeak X-Tool 10, tire levers, lezyne mini pump, two of those packaged little sani wipes, and a glueless...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,139
Posted By ajmstilt
Society subsidizes free parking, and then people...

Society subsidizes free parking, and then people claim that subsidized parking as "theirs" and get upset when others use the public amenities everyone pays for... yup sounds about right.
Forum: Commuting 08-26-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By ajmstilt
If you know someone who can knit: ...

If you know someone who can knit:
http://indulgy.com/post/pKmRg7Df41/crochet-bicycle-skirt-guard-on-etsy-seller-justd


also these should fit:...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-13, 11:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By ajmstilt
Used to commute on the American River bikeway...

Used to commute on the American River bikeway every morning from Folsom to Sac. Miss that a commute. Was a wonderful trip despite the 15 MPH speedlimit.
Forum: Commuting 07-28-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,434
Posted By ajmstilt
Never been into racing just a commuter/tourer,...

Never been into racing just a commuter/tourer, but few seem to realize that people who ride (sometimes lots of miles) every day aren't to be written off.

...edited to add, that's a nice looking...
Forum: Commuting 07-22-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,337
Posted By ajmstilt
what kind of a name for a bike is "Straggler"?...

what kind of a name for a bike is "Straggler"? Might as well call it the "Last place" or 'Slow-poke".
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-21-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,102
Posted By ajmstilt
Grandfather was getting dementia, his reflexes...

Grandfather was getting dementia, his reflexes had gone but her refused to stop driving.

My Mother and Grandmother had been trying for years.

One day we were all sitting in the living room. I...
Forum: Commuting 07-19-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,765
Posted By ajmstilt
I used Arkel's briefcase pannier for my 17 inch...

I used Arkel's briefcase pannier for my 17 inch pro. The sleeve was tight around the MacBook, but fit. The bag is big, and heavy, but near indestructible.
...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-13-13, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By ajmstilt
For a ride on closed roads set up ahead of time:...

For a ride on closed roads set up ahead of time: quarter inch plywood covered in carpet. Make sure the piece of carpet is a good foot bigger than the plywood and the plywood will be ideally a couple...
Forum: Commuting 07-03-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,316
Posted By ajmstilt
Depending on local rules, think about getting a...

Depending on local rules, think about getting a heavy duty chain/lock (Fahgettaboudit Chain for example) and leave them locked to the rack you park at. You may be more willing to go the extra...
Forum: Commuting 06-28-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,613
Posted By ajmstilt
102 F (or 39 centragrate) but I hit every light...

102 F (or 39 centragrate) but I hit every light green and had no wind... I think I prefer heat to headwind and hitting every light red.
Forum: Commuting 06-27-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,593
Posted By ajmstilt
Hate: Wind Soot in the air (from fires) ...

Hate:
Wind
Soot in the air (from fires)

Love:
The quietness compared to a car
The feeling of accomplishment
Early morning "scenic route" along the river
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