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Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-08-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By goalieMN
A friend of mine uses his iPhone and Runkeeper. ...

A friend of mine uses his iPhone and Runkeeper. I think you have to be an "elite" runkeeper member to do it though, so it costs a yearly fee.
Forum: Commuting 09-16-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,531
Posted By goalieMN
If you want to wear something to your place of...

If you want to wear something to your place of employment that makes you look like an overstuffed sausage, feel free. But the argument that you NEED to wear spandex to commute is laughable. And...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-12, 07:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,531
Posted By goalieMN
I am the opposite. My commute is only ten miles...

I am the opposite. My commute is only ten miles each way, and nobody at my work needs to see me in spandex.

You can do what you want to do, but I have been complimented by many of the nurses I...
Forum: Commuting 09-15-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 926
Posted By goalieMN
My seasonal allergies (pretty bad) went away...

My seasonal allergies (pretty bad) went away completely when I started biking to work full-time year-round.
Forum: Commuting 09-11-12, 09:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,617
Posted By goalieMN
While not completely "slick," my Marathon's...

While not completely "slick," my Marathon's (700x35) were great on about 60 miles of gravel roads with a loaded Surly LHT when I biked up to my cabin this summer.
Forum: Commuting 09-11-12, 07:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,082
Posted By goalieMN
You are overreacting. I often have to move my...

You are overreacting. I often have to move my lock when I get to work. I park in a locked, fenced-in bike cage. I've never even thought about being bothered by someone putting their bike where my...
Forum: Touring 09-10-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By goalieMN
I have them on a MTB I converted to a SS for...

I have them on a MTB I converted to a SS for winter commuting and bad weather commuting, so I don't know about the grip shifters. That said, they are standard MTB sized handlebars before taping, so...
Forum: Touring 09-09-12, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,414
Posted By goalieMN
I just picked up the Nashbar trekking bar and put...

I just picked up the Nashbar trekking bar and put it on one of my bikes this weekend. 18 dollars seemed like a cheap way to try a position that is more upright with less reach. Maybe you could try...
Forum: Touring 09-09-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By goalieMN
I threw some cheap Nashbar trekking bars on my SS...

I threw some cheap Nashbar trekking bars on my SS mtb commuter. It raised my bars up a little, and decreased the reach just a little. I am much more comfortable now than I was previously. For 24...
Forum: Commuting 09-09-12, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By goalieMN
I have the Nashbar SS 29er. While I like riding...

I have the Nashbar SS 29er. While I like riding it on the trails around here in MN, I prefer my 26" 1991 Diamondback Ascent (converted to a SS) with trekking bars from Nashbar for commuting. Plus,...
Forum: Commuting 09-07-12, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By goalieMN
I have been using the Nashbar SS 29er for actual...

I have been using the Nashbar SS 29er for actual trail riding. It is well worth what I paid for it (370 bucks shipped this Spring). It would make a great commuter with a smaller gear in back.
Forum: Commuting 09-06-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By goalieMN
Sounds to me like you would be better off...

Sounds to me like you would be better off converting an early 1990's mountain bike to a SS and rolling with that. I love my 1991 Diamondback Ascent commuter. 26" wheels and all.
Forum: Commuting 09-05-12, 08:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,156
Posted By goalieMN
Situational awareness and avoidance are the keys....

Situational awareness and avoidance are the keys. Once that fails, it's up to you to do what you have to do with what you have at hand.

Just remember, when the defecation hits the oscillation,...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 766
Posted By goalieMN
1991 Diamnondback Ascent converted to a SS with...

1991 Diamnondback Ascent converted to a SS with fenders and a rack to commute. Surly LHT to tour.
Forum: Commuting 08-31-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,982
Posted By goalieMN
Don't confuse the two stories in this thread. ...

Don't confuse the two stories in this thread. The cyclist that got shot is the one who ran into the side of the truck. As in he hit the truck, the truck didn't hit him.
Forum: Commuting 08-30-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,982
Posted By goalieMN
And if you instigate one with someone who doesn't...

And if you instigate one with someone who doesn't want to fight you, then you just might get more than you bargained for. That isn't a bad thing. People who attack other people in a civilized...
Forum: Commuting 08-30-12, 03:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,982
Posted By goalieMN
Since everyone is speculating, how about if the...

Since everyone is speculating, how about if the driver is on anti-coagulant medications? One punch is a pretty big deal if your INR is 2.5-3......

The bottom line is that people who get violent...
Forum: Commuting 08-30-12, 10:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,982
Posted By goalieMN
If the facts of the article are actually what...

If the facts of the article are actually what happened, it sure sounds like a good shoot to me. Do stupid things, win stupid prizes.
Forum: Commuting 08-29-12, 12:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,296
Posted By goalieMN
I loved commuting on my Surly Cross Check while I...

I loved commuting on my Surly Cross Check while I had it. I love touring on my Long Haul Trucker more, but it is a lot slower. The Cross Check is a pretty nice all-around bike. It fits bigger...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-27-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 20,714
Posted By goalieMN
How many athletes have "won" arbitration hearings...

How many athletes have "won" arbitration hearings with the USADA?
Forum: Touring 08-15-12, 11:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,506
Posted By goalieMN
I just got done doing a nice weekend trip on my...

I just got done doing a nice weekend trip on my LHT that included a bunch of gravel roads as well as minimum maintenance roads. It did a great job fully loaded with panniers front and back and...
Forum: Touring 08-15-12, 10:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By goalieMN
That super rear bike pannier is what I got for...

That super rear bike pannier is what I got for 104 bucks shipped. They are sweet. Best of both worlds in that you get waterproof roll-top bags with some pockets on the outside and a mesh bag that...
Forum: Commuting 08-15-12, 09:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,792
Posted By goalieMN
I have been using an old Diamondback Ascent (1991...

I have been using an old Diamondback Ascent (1991 vintage) converted to a single-speed to commute in bad weather and Minnesota winters. It has been great. Reliable, low maintenance, and cheap. ...
Forum: Touring 08-15-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,705
Posted By goalieMN
I got a set of the black and gray rear panniers...

I got a set of the black and gray rear panniers with the outside pocket and the flap-top for about 100 bucks shipped last year. I've loved them so far, and they seem very well made. I especially...
Forum: Touring 08-12-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By goalieMN
Sounds like a great trip. I just did Minneapolis...

Sounds like a great trip. I just did Minneapolis to Big Pine Lake (Central Minnesota) myself. I usually end up backpacking if I am on the North Shore.
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