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Forum: Beach Cruisers 06-27-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By trafficdancer
Thanks! This is a cautionary tale about...

Thanks! This is a cautionary tale about inspecting the bike when it doesn't feel right...before it broke it sort of felt like the core of that pedal was bent and I made a note to swap out the pedals...
Forum: Beach Cruisers 06-26-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By trafficdancer
Don't you hate it when this happens?

I was riding home yesterday on my cruiser and I broke a crank. It's a GT Kustom Kruiser from 2000 so I suppose it could have been metal fatigue. Anyway, I feel like the luckiest guy in Grand Rapids...
Forum: Commuting 01-24-14, 05:42 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,971
Posted By trafficdancer
I'm throwing in the towel today.....it's not the...

I'm throwing in the towel today.....it's not the -20 windchill that bugs me so much as the 45 mph wind. Fat bikes don't like wind.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-10-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,483
Posted By trafficdancer
Oooooh, say this part again. This is music to my...

Oooooh, say this part again. This is music to my ears. I'm gonna go get a drink and toast you, sir.

Nothing gets my blood up like bike theft.
Forum: Commuting 01-10-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,321
Posted By trafficdancer
I got sideswiped by a school bus when I lived in...

I got sideswiped by a school bus when I lived in Cincinnati. I was riding by the rules of the road on my 29er and a school bus barreled up behind me. My left grip skidded down the side of the bus...
Forum: Commuting 01-10-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By trafficdancer
Damn drivers....I'm with locolobo. Is there an...

Damn drivers....I'm with locolobo. Is there an alternate route? There's a few intersections here in Grand Rapids that I avoid like the plague because it just ain't worth it, even if it adds to my...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By trafficdancer
.....and my car was stuck in my own driveway. ...

.....and my car was stuck in my own driveway. The bicycle gods are angry and demand sacrifice.
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By trafficdancer
Windchills approacing -20 today. Guess who isn't...

Windchills approacing -20 today. Guess who isn't riding? Can I at least wear my bike stuff in the car?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-06-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,951
Posted By trafficdancer
Heh! Would she bat an eye if you read them...

Heh! Would she bat an eye if you read them bedtime stories? That said, I like the Phantom name!
Forum: Commuting 01-06-14, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By trafficdancer
Joke's on me. I'm at work and the temps outside...

Joke's on me. I'm at work and the temps outside are dropping. I'm done so I'm gonna get the hell out of here.
Forum: Commuting 01-06-14, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By trafficdancer
Whooo! Work called it a snowday but I'm riding in!

My employer called it this morning but there's still some critical stuff to be done....and the temps are not as nasty as they predicted so I'm hopping on the Pugsley shortly. I'm actually excited...
Forum: Commuting 01-03-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,098
Posted By trafficdancer
So when you wake up tonight and there's a guy in...

So when you wake up tonight and there's a guy in your house dressed as a devil whispering "Buy a Pugsley", Don't shoot. It's just me trying to encourage you to do it.
Forum: Commuting 01-03-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,098
Posted By trafficdancer
Brrrrr! I'm late to this party....I rode...

Brrrrr! I'm late to this party....I rode yesterday when it was around 4 or 5 degrees. Rode today in -7. I need a better face mask!

That said, the Pugsley is paying for itself on frozen slush...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-29-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By trafficdancer
I've never gone out in anything below 0. Good...

I've never gone out in anything below 0. Good luck, soldier!

In other news, I was thinking of going for a ride yesterday but it was around 42 degrees. It felt too warm to ride!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-27-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,951
Posted By trafficdancer
Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like...

Whoa, what kind of frame is that? I really like the looks of your setup!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-27-13, 05:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,951
Posted By trafficdancer
I can't be the only sicko who names his bikes

Well? I'll start. Among my bikes I have a Surly Crosscheck ('the Toledo Swamp Monster'), a Pugsley ('Freakshow'), a beach cruiser ('Dybbuk' Hebrew for a malevolent spirit), and my very-weathered...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-25-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By trafficdancer
Oh, I'm envious! I'm getting over a nasty...

Oh, I'm envious! I'm getting over a nasty respiratory flu and could only gaze at the snow as I had to DRIVE TO WORK today.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-24-13, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By trafficdancer
my Pugsley got bar-end flashing lights. Super...

my Pugsley got bar-end flashing lights. Super obnoxious!
Forum: Commuting 12-21-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By trafficdancer
Just took the Pugsley out on a few errands...it...

Just took the Pugsley out on a few errands...it behaves a lot like any other bike w/o studs when on ice. The roads are mostly clear now but there's still some real slippery stuff here and there. I...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-21-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By trafficdancer
Oh, thanks, Cyclist2000. Mods, can you move this...

Oh, thanks, Cyclist2000. Mods, can you move this thread?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 12-21-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By trafficdancer
Helmet cameras?

For a variety of reasons I think it's time that I get a helmet camera. Mostly I want to be able to capture images of my rides but I think short clips could be fun. Any helmet cam owners here? I...
Forum: Commuting 12-21-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 785
Posted By trafficdancer
I used to commute westbound on Roosevelt road in...

I used to commute westbound on Roosevelt road in Chicago, which was lots and lots of trucks. I had one driver actually stop at a red light to talk to me about blind spots. He taught me a lot in...
Forum: Commuting 12-20-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By trafficdancer
There you go with that common sense again! ...

There you go with that common sense again! Hadn't considered this!
Forum: Commuting 12-20-13, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By trafficdancer
You guys were right. I overcame my new bike...

You guys were right. I overcame my new bike thrills and took the studs. Glad I did. It was pretty nasty out. For the cars, anyway. I'm the only one at work now.
Forum: Commuting 12-20-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By trafficdancer
Dilemma

Alright.....my 29er has spiked tires and my Pugsley has, well, fat tires. I just got the Pugsley and I'm really digging it. Grand Rapids is completely iced over this morning (I just watched my dog...
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