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Forum: Commuting 11-12-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,336
Posted By Engineer
If getting ready for a commute seems like a...

If getting ready for a commute seems like a hassle, it is time to simplify. I used to wear lycra, reflective vest, special shoes, shower at work and have extra accessories on my bike. Then I...
Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 10:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,353
Posted By Engineer
OP do not be discouraged, it is only as...

OP do not be discouraged, it is only as complicated as you make it. This is a good time of year to start. It is cool in the morning, if you ride at a reasonable pace, you will not be all sweaty by...
Forum: Commuting 12-03-14, 05:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,774
Posted By Engineer
Just to emphasize a couple of points already...

Just to emphasize a couple of points already mentioned for the drop-down version. They do limit your hand positions, they are designed so that you are on the hoods, and you can put your hands where...
Forum: Commuting 12-02-14, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,774
Posted By Engineer
I got them last year, I wouldn't be able to make...

I got them last year, I wouldn't be able to make it through winter without them. I tried several different gloves, but the really warm ones were so thick that it was hard to maneuver, now I can wear...
Forum: Commuting 11-17-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,963
Posted By Engineer
While I know it is going to get cold here, it...

While I know it is going to get cold here, it would be nice if it slowly came on. It seemed like it went from the 50s F down to the teens in a week. What happened to fall?
Forum: Commuting 11-06-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,547
Posted By Engineer
I use a Bern helmet with a winter kit down to 40...

I use a Bern helmet with a winter kit down to 40 F. Add a balaclava after that.
Forum: Commuting 10-16-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,963
Posted By Engineer
I also shower before I leave home on all but the...

I also shower before I leave home on all but the hottest and most humid days in summer. For fall and winter I dress fairly light on the upperbody so that I really don't sweat all that much.
Forum: Commuting 10-16-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 763
Posted By Engineer
When I have to drive, I don't feel guilt, usually...

When I have to drive, I don't feel guilt, usually I am frustrated by the traffic, construction and poor driving skills of other drivers. When I do see someone on a bike, I feel jealous, as they are...
Forum: Commuting 10-13-14, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,234
Posted By Engineer
Milwaukee

I am a little north of Chicago, but the weather is similar. I rode through the winter last year for the first time and I learned a lot!

I used a Bern Watts helmet with a winter kit. Once it...
Forum: Commuting 10-10-14, 09:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Engineer
I don't carry a spare key, but after this story,...

I don't carry a spare key, but after this story, I am thinking about it. All I have to do is find it!
Forum: Commuting 05-10-14, 11:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,945
Posted By Engineer
I live on the west side of Milwaukee and commute...

I live on the west side of Milwaukee and commute downtown. I only see a one or two other commuters on my way into work, but I think that is due to the fact that less people are going in opposite...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,736
Posted By Engineer
I once wore the Bell Metro helmet which had all...

I once wore the Bell Metro helmet which had all kinds of great accessories, one of which was a mirror. I have to say that I loved that thing although it was a bit fragile. I had two, when the first...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-14, 09:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,755
Posted By Engineer
This is the first winter I am trying to ride...

This is the first winter I am trying to ride through. It also has been one of the coldest and snowiest Decembers around here in quite a while, but thanks to new tires I am able to get through it. ...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-18-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,438
Posted By Engineer
Congratulations on the new low! I too have been...

Congratulations on the new low! I too have been pushing my limits this year, so far I have ridden in 0 F on my short commute. I find I am usually overdressed once I get moving.
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-18-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,128
Posted By Engineer
I also have a Bern Watts helmet with what they...

I also have a Bern Watts helmet with what they call a winter kit.

http://bernunlimited.com/shop/snow/men/watts.html

It keeps me warm down to the 40's F. Below that I add a balaclava...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-13, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,437
Posted By Engineer
It was a beautiful day for a ride. After a...

It was a beautiful day for a ride. After a couple of days of 20's weather, the 40's seemed balmy. Tailwind in the morning and in the face on the way home, but I don't mind, I have more motivation...
Forum: Commuting 11-12-13, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,437
Posted By Engineer
Crisp sunny 22 F with a tailwind in the morning,...

Crisp sunny 22 F with a tailwind in the morning, had to use sun glasses for first time in a week.
Dark but a little warmer in the evening with wind in the face.
I did dress for the weather so I...
Forum: Commuting 11-09-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,406
Posted By Engineer
I bought a Bern Watts helmet earlier this year...

I bought a Bern Watts helmet earlier this year because I liked the winter earmuffs that you can snap into it. However, the brim on this helmet is very low and right above my glasses so the rain...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By Engineer
Very sorry to hear about your accident, hope you...

Very sorry to hear about your accident, hope you recover soon.

This sounds like a fluke due to the amount of rain, which you said is not normal, but I am sure you will be ready next time, or avoid...
Forum: Commuting 11-08-13, 10:30 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,415
Posted By Engineer
I ride on the street, sidewalks, alleys, bike...

I ride on the street, sidewalks, alleys, bike trails, driveways, parkways and dirt trails, across grass and gravel, through parking lots and small bodies of water on occasion, whatever makes the most...
Forum: Commuting 09-06-13, 11:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,331
Posted By Engineer
As someone else said, you have to ride what you...

As someone else said, you have to ride what you got. I rode an aluminum road bike for years as my commuter. Eventually I bought a dedicated commuter bike, but ended only using it on rainy days, the...
Forum: Commuting 08-10-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,058
Posted By Engineer
If your shop does not listen to what you want...

If your shop does not listen to what you want that is a reason not to buy from them. I would think you city is large enough to have at least one shop that would listen to what the costumer wants.
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Forum: Commuting 05-14-13, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,506
Posted By Engineer
I really hope you feel better soon. Did your...

I really hope you feel better soon.

Did your helmet help? Just wondering as I keep telling people I have been wearing a helmet for 20 years but haven't used it yet!
Forum: Commuting 05-14-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,071
Posted By Engineer
First off if you are feeling scrunched, you...

First off if you are feeling scrunched, you should really look at getting your bike fitted. There are plenty of websites that will give you their method which may or may not work for you. You even...
Forum: Recreational & Family 05-11-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,990
Posted By Engineer
I have a bike with an 8 speed internal geared...

I have a bike with an 8 speed internal geared hubs and it shifts very easily when stopped or moving, it has to be the easiest way to shift. However, downside is they add a lot of weight, three...
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