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Forum: Northeast 04-04-15, 09:43 AM
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Posted By paul2432
HELP - Princeton area bike loan

I'm visiting relatives and thought I could rent a road bike bike from Knapp, but they don't have my size. Would anyone be willing to let me borrow a 56cm road bike Monday and Tuesday? I can pay up...
Forum: Southern California 02-02-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By paul2432
PCH closed through February from Yurba Beuna to Los Posas

PCH closure has been extended through February. Link to VC Star story below.

Nine-mile stretch of PCH to remain closed another month - VC-Star...
Forum: Southern California 01-22-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By paul2432
If they plan to continue north from Malibu on the...

If they plan to continue north from Malibu on the PCH, please let them know the PCH is closed to all traffic from Deer Creek to Los Posas in Ventura County due to mudslides. Updates can be found at...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,328
Posted By paul2432
I wear cycling specific clothes on my 8 mile...

I wear cycling specific clothes on my 8 mile commute. When my commute was only 0.75 mile each way I wore my street clothes.

I have showers at work.
Forum: Commuting 01-31-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,681
Posted By paul2432
Truly strong wind can kill you, or at least make...

Truly strong wind can kill you, or at least make riding impossible. When you need to put your foot down every 30 seconds to keep from being blown over it's time to seek alternate transportation.
...
Forum: Commuting 01-30-13, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By paul2432
Back at it

I haven't posted here in a while, but recently resumed bike commuting, so figured I'd start posting here again as well.

I started in 2009 commuting 12 miles each way to Boulder, CO every day. In...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-06-12, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By paul2432
Be sure to boil the water first if you use a Neti...

Be sure to boil the water first if you use a Neti pot.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning

Paul
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-05-12, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By paul2432
I just learned that this bike is nothing new. ...

I just learned that this bike is nothing new. According to Simon Rakower on the Icebike e-mail list, this bike has been around for 20 years.

Paul
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-04-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By paul2432
Put a little Vaseline in your nose before you...

Put a little Vaseline in your nose before you start. Oh, and don't pick your nose so much :).

If that doesn't work, you can get a doctor to cauterize it (assuming its bleeding from the same spot...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-04-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By paul2432
Cycling in Antartica (BBC article)

Interesting read.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16345232

Paul
Forum: Commuting 12-22-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,678
Posted By paul2432
When I lived in an apartment, I just leaned them...

When I lived in an apartment, I just leaned them against the walls. It really depends on how much space you have.

Paul
Forum: Commuting 12-19-11, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By paul2432
Water vapor and liquid water behave differently. ...

Water vapor and liquid water behave differently. The idea of waterproof/breathable fabric is that it blocks liquid water (rain), but transmits water vapor (evaporated sweat). Transport will be in...
Forum: Touring 12-19-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,642
Posted By paul2432
I'll add: If the forecast calls for 80 mph winds...

I'll add: If the forecast calls for 80 mph winds it's probably a good idea to either change your route, or go at a different time.

Paul
Forum: Commuting 12-19-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,644
Posted By paul2432
I use the Pearl Izumi Gavia jacket (no longer...

I use the Pearl Izumi Gavia jacket (no longer made unfortunately). It's a soft shell and works great. I usually wear just a thin smart wool baselayer underneath and I'm comfortable probably...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,898
Posted By paul2432
I bought parts for my wheels when they were on...

I bought parts for my wheels when they were on sale, built them myself, and then had the shop tension them. Came out much less than $500 for the pair.

Paul
Forum: Touring 12-15-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,443
Posted By paul2432
Depending on where you will be riding, fenders...

Depending on where you will be riding, fenders may be a nice addition.

I also suggest giving careful consideration to the gearing (see calculator below). How much variation in cadence can you...
Forum: Commuting 12-14-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,387
Posted By paul2432
Sure, "you're crazy" or some variant comes up...

Sure, "you're crazy" or some variant comes up from time to time, but I also get genuine enthusiasm and fist pumps. I remember one morning when it was below zero and snowing I got a "way to go" from...
Forum: Touring 12-13-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,577
Posted By paul2432
Agree with others that this is not a big concern....

Agree with others that this is not a big concern. I've done 10+ mile descents on twisty mountain roads fully loaded and not had issues. Of course the typical touring bike is not very aerodynamic...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-12-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,789
Posted By paul2432
It's been said before but bears repeating. Loose...

It's been said before but bears repeating. Loose fitting shoes will keep your feet warmer. Too tight and you compress insulation and reduce circulation.

I've heard of people wrapping the foot...
Forum: Touring 12-12-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,069
Posted By paul2432
Regarding the Surley LHT, if you go that way, I...

Regarding the Surley LHT, if you go that way, I recommend buying the frame and building up the bike exactly how you want it (doing the work yourself as much as possible). This has two advantages:
...
Forum: Commuting 12-12-11, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,613
Posted By paul2432
Was the wind the same? As you said,...

Was the wind the same?

As you said, windproof is key. Cycling pants/tights that are not windproof are useless in colder temperatures. If you don't want to spend a lot of money, you could try a...
Forum: Commuting 12-10-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,640
Posted By paul2432
Agreed. I had some arguments with my wife when I...

Agreed. I had some arguments with my wife when I first started commuting in snow storms. She eventually came to appreciate that I could do it safely.

Paul
Forum: Commuting 12-09-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,966
Posted By paul2432
I checked the fourth option. I laced the wheels...

I checked the fourth option. I laced the wheels on my bike, but let a pro tension them for me. If I had my own truing stand, I'd probably tension the wheels myself.

Frankly, bicycle maintenance...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-09-11, 10:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,045
Posted By paul2432
Here is a trick for going C --> F that makes it...

Here is a trick for going C --> F that makes it even easier.

1) Double the number
2) Subtract 10%
3) Add 32

Example converting 8C:

8 x 2 = 16
16 - 1.6 = 14.4
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-07-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,668
Posted By paul2432
+1. Except I just change the tires rather than...

+1. Except I just change the tires rather than use two wheelsets. It only take 15-20 minutes to change the tires. I probably change them 1-2 times/month during the winter months. I have them on...
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