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Forum: Commuting 04-17-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,600
Posted By jconnwsu
I too rode in the rain this morning, although I...

I too rode in the rain this morning, although I didn't really have much of a choice since my car is in the shop. I will confess that it has been a little while since making the decision to ride in...
Forum: Commuting 03-18-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,669,325
Posted By jconnwsu
That's a great idea. I will have to give them a...

That's a great idea. I will have to give them a call and see what they say. Thanks!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-18-09, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 169,186
Posted By jconnwsu
Not sure if any of this would interest anyone....

Not sure if any of this would interest anyone. They are all large lots of vintage items. Was just surfing CL and came across these postings and it made me think of this thread.
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Forum: Commuting 03-18-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14,491
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Posted By jconnwsu
:thumb: I really like your bike! I have been...

:thumb: I really like your bike! I have been looking on Craigslist for a similar frame/bike that I wanted to build very similar to what you have done. Now I just have to find one and go for it!
Forum: Commuting 03-12-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,595
Posted By jconnwsu
About 11 miles each way. I am pretty slow, but...

About 11 miles each way. I am pretty slow, but hopefully that will change once I start riding more. :)
Forum: Commuting 03-06-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 704,005
Posted By jconnwsu
It was a good ride this morning, other than the...

It was a good ride this morning, other than the fact it was colder than I thought it would be, which means that I didn't wear sufficient footwear. :( Needless to say after about 30 minutes my feet...
Forum: Commuting 03-05-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14,491
Views: 8,669,325
Posted By jconnwsu
Here is my one and only bike, a 2008 Surly Cross...

Here is my one and only bike, a 2008 Surly Cross Check. Had it built up with Long Haul Trucker specs. Here's what I've added so far:
-Brooks B-17
-Topeak MTX Explorer Rack
-Ortleib Front Roller...
Forum: Commuting 03-05-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 47,016
Posted By jconnwsu
Here's mine. Pretty simple. Just a UltraLite Bike...

Here's mine. Pretty simple. Just a UltraLite Bike Mirror, PB Blaze 1W and a Bell cyclometer, which I picked up for $8. For 8 bucks, I couldn't pass it up. :thumb:...
Forum: Commuting 03-02-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 25,401
Posted By jconnwsu
A) Occupation - Draftsman/Detailer B)...

A) Occupation - Draftsman/Detailer

B) Commuting Distance - 11 miles each way

C) When at work I - dry off and change clothes - no shower is available.

D) Where bike is parked - either in my...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By jconnwsu
Nice article in Sunday's paper

The Columbian (which serves most of Clark County, WA) ran a nice article on bicycle commuting this last Sunday. You can read it here...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 704,005
Posted By jconnwsu
Got drafted yesterday going across/up I205 bridge...

Got drafted yesterday going across/up I205 bridge for about a mile and a half. First time I have been drafted. Guy finally passed when we were well off the bridge and didn't say a word. Didn't even...
Forum: Commuting 01-19-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,708
Posted By jconnwsu
Home: garage. Work: has it's own desk in my...

Home: garage.
Work: has it's own desk in my office.:thumb:
Forum: Pacific Northwest 01-15-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By jconnwsu
Worst Day of the Year Ride

Has anybody done the Worst Day of the Year ride (http://worstdayride.com/) in Portland? Seems like it would be a fun event and am considering it. I would love to hear some of your experiences. Thanks.
Forum: Commuting 01-15-09, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 810
Posted By jconnwsu
How about a Bakfietsen...

How about a Bakfietsen (http://clevercycles.com/store/?c=web2.68)? Clever Cycles in Portland is a pretty awesome place! They have great city bikes for those wanting to use their bike for...
Forum: Commuting 01-13-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 342
Posted By jconnwsu
Bike-Pool to Work

Why ride alone when you could all ride together on the conference bike (http://www.conferencebike.com/index.html)! Thought that this was pretty interesting and hilarious. You could even cut down on...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 12-22-08, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By jconnwsu
+1 I had a great experience buying my first...

+1

I had a great experience buying my first "real" bike at Seven Corners and would highly recommend them. You can see more at this thread:...
Forum: Commuting 12-04-08, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By jconnwsu
I have the same mirror, but from Performance. Not...

I have the same mirror, but from Performance. Not sure what the cost difference is. It is my first mirror, and it has taken some getting used to having it. It was pretty much the only mirror that I...
Forum: Commuting 11-11-08, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,711
Posted By jconnwsu
Because I have bar end shifters I cannot use most...

Because I have bar end shifters I cannot use most mirrors. So I use the Ultra Lite Bike Mirror (http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=15318&subcategory_ID=6700) from Performance Bike....
Forum: Commuting 11-10-08, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By jconnwsu
Thanks for advise. I think that I will try riding...

Thanks for advise. I think that I will try riding on one of those days, and just take it easy...leave a little early and take my time. I just need to remember that when I am actually riding instead...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-08, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By jconnwsu
Yeah, it's hard with games that late. My commute...

Yeah, it's hard with games that late. My commute is about 11 miles or so each way. I generally try to leave the house by about 5:30-5:45am so I can get to work early to cool down, freshen up and...
Forum: Commuting 11-07-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By jconnwsu
Commuting and Sports

I play soccer twice a week, on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights. Sundays is a co-ed league with my wife, and usually not super competitive. Wednesday nights is a top mens league, and really...
Forum: Commuting 11-04-08, 04:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,204
Posted By jconnwsu
I am going to ride there after work. It's only...

I am going to ride there after work. It's only about 1 mile or so to the school from home. And all I have to do is drop of my ballot as we are a "mail-in" state.
Forum: Commuting 10-14-08, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By jconnwsu
First thing that I noticed is that there are no...

First thing that I noticed is that there are no braze-ons for a rack or fenders. Just a thought. That was something that was important to me when I was looking not too long ago. May or may not be for...
Forum: Commuting 10-14-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,032
Posted By jconnwsu
Here's my route: ...

Here's my route:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3279/2942447610_1312340156_o.jpg
And Elevation:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2941589743_6954ca12ce_o.jpg
Total Distance is 10.9 miles one...
Forum: Commuting 10-08-08, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By jconnwsu
It is pretty sweet! :love: I am getting all giddy...

It is pretty sweet! :love: I am getting all giddy just thinking of getting off of work and going home to ride! As soon as I get a rack and panniers on there, it'll be commuting time. :)
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