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Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,345
Posted By mjw16
I'll be there. This will be my first year. I...

I'll be there. This will be my first year. I was going to do it 2 years ago, but backed out because I had just lost my job and didn't feel comfortable spending the money on a hotel room/trip. So,...
Forum: Commuting 02-24-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By mjw16
Yep, I do that; a couple of wraps of plumber's...

Yep, I do that; a couple of wraps of plumber's tape on both threaded surfaces of the bottom bracket cartridge, then generously grease the bb shell as well. I usually remove/replace the bottom...
Forum: Commuting 02-21-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By mjw16
Importance of Regular Maintenance for the Commuter

I've been off of the bike since late September, when I left my job to complete some coursework. I returned to work last month but have yet to return to bicycle commuting, hopefully that will happen...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-21-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By mjw16
Ok, so I'm now entering my 3rd week and still...

Ok, so I'm now entering my 3rd week and still cannot get on the bike/in the pool. Have a Dr's appt. tomorrow, am eager to see what he says. I still have some swelling and some new pain, I think...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-11-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By mjw16
Mon thru Fri: ride to and from work, total 16...

Mon thru Fri: ride to and from work, total 16 miles a day with sprints thrown in.
Mon/Wed/Fri: non-aerobic strength training, "lifting" (moderate weights, high reps for muscle endurance).
Sat: ...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-10-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By mjw16
Broken toe and sustaining fitness gains.

Ok, so last Sunday night I did something really smart (kicking the pavement instead of the ball--in Crocs) and ended up breaking my right big toe in 2 places. Good news is that it doesn't hurt and...
Forum: Commuting 01-27-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,212
Posted By mjw16
Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on...

Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on fresh ice in the alley behind our house. I was going slow and couldn't see the ice, went down in one of those slow-motion falls where you can't...
Forum: Commuting 01-21-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,212
Posted By mjw16
No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided...

No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided to go for a spin and see what the trail/roads were like. I had put my CX tires on the bike yesterday and removed/cleaned the cassette so, I went out...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,212
Posted By mjw16
Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to...

Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to get my legs to loosen up on cool/cold ride commutes is the most noticeable development in my ride. I find that I'm more tolerant of the cold but, even...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,212
Posted By mjw16
28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts...

28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts today. It was cold and, don't get me wrong, I hate cold weather but, it was much warmer than the last couple of days. I've worn shorts all but 3...
Forum: Commuting 01-07-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,212
Posted By mjw16
Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty...

Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty about it. Actually, it's been 2 days. I made a 'go/no go" decision on Sunday morning when checking out the trail. It was still frozen/slushy in too...
Forum: Commuting 11-27-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,539
Posted By mjw16
My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a...

My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a balmy 40 degrees and dry when I started out. I ditched the long pants and was comfortable in shorts, a long shirt and, winter jacket. I stopped to...
Forum: Commuting 11-22-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By mjw16
That's what she said. Can't believe I was...

That's what she said.

Can't believe I was the first to think of it.

Classic.
Forum: Commuting 11-08-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By mjw16
I'm sorry to here about your accident and the...

I'm sorry to here about your accident and the severity of your injuries, hope you feel better soon. I've been fortunate never to have been so seriously injured, I consider it and what I would do in...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 11-06-13, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By mjw16
This year was my 6th. It was my first century...

This year was my 6th. It was my first century too and is so fun that it's become a tradition with me/several friends. I always do the Assateague route and have only missed one year due to injury. ...
Forum: Northeast Rides and Events 10-24-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By mjw16
Seagull Century 2013 Crash at Mile 11-Are you alright?

Kind of a shot in the dark here but, I was wondering if the girl who went down hard at about mile 11, of this year's Seagull Century was ok. You were riding a black/orange Orbea and went down hard...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-02-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By mjw16
In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is...

In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is where I run into problems, with the existing 33x16 combo everything works as it should.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-02-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By mjw16
I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. ...

I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. It's just that with 33x16 gearing and, a longer chain (since the existing chain is too short to work with the 17t cog) it doesn't adjust enough to...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-02-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By mjw16
Help With Upgrading Cog

I have an IRO model 19 (eccentric bottom bracket) and am currently running a 33 by 16 drivetrain. This gearing has proven a little too tall and I'd like to lower it a bit. I tried a 17 tooth rear...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-07-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 122,250
Posted By mjw16
Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then,...

Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then, the playground with my wife and son this morning. Both my wife and I have been commuting for years and often run errands on our way home, however...
Forum: Commuting 08-15-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By mjw16
Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post I...

Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post
I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street...
Forum: Commuting 08-15-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,348
Posted By mjw16
I just rode with 2 French students, they needed...

I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street bridge before we parted ways. I'm now wondering...
Forum: Commuting 08-09-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,539
Posted By mjw16
Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4...

Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4 months. I was laid off at the end of March but returned to work 4 months later, resuming my normal riding routine. During my layoff I managed to...
Forum: Commuting 01-04-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,539
Posted By mjw16
Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt...

Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt great with shorts and minimal layering up top. I finally replaced my hole-riddled gloves and that made a big difference. I felt strong and hammered in,...
Forum: Commuting 12-05-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,070
Posted By mjw16
My knees can get a little creaky too in cold...

My knees can get a little creaky too in cold weather. Keeping them warm is paramount. I like to take as hot a shower as I can and wear full length pants in temps below 35F. I ride out slowly then...
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