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Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-26-10, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 730
Posted By joelpalmer
Bonnelli scares me after the Turkey Ti from '09 -...

Bonnelli scares me after the Turkey Ti from '09 - 58F in the water and I didn't have a wetsuit. Looks a little nicer in these pics.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-26-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By joelpalmer
What do you rec in a 29" rigid? I've been...

What do you rec in a 29" rigid? I've been half-heartedly looking at 29ers for a while with an intent to get one "someday". If I do, I would go with at least a hardtail if not full rigid, so thoughts...
Forum: Northern California 02-26-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By joelpalmer
Short (2-3 day) touring rides in Red Bluff area?

I'll be in Red Bluff at the end of March for training (work) and figure I'll bring my touring bike to get a weekend trip in. Any ideas for good loops in that area?
Forum: Touring 01-05-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,255
Posted By joelpalmer
That's actually a reason I went with couplers -...

That's actually a reason I went with couplers - it lets me (theoretically) pack my bike into a suitcase looking container which should hopefully dodge any question about "what's in that box". On the...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 01-05-10, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,184
Posted By joelpalmer
The only time I've really noticed was shifting...

The only time I've really noticed was shifting from a MTB with commuting tires (stolen) to a 10 speed road bike (the Raleigh in my sig). The difference was massive, but also involved a completely...
Forum: Northern California 01-05-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 786
Views: 75,497
Posted By joelpalmer
Howdy all - I'm trying to get back into the habit...

Howdy all - I'm trying to get back into the habit of checking in here. Name is Joel and I'm back in CA after a three-year stint in Baltimore for grad school and work (I don't recommend it). Live in...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-09, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,051
Posted By joelpalmer
I currently have a hub generator/drum brake on my...

I currently have a hub generator/drum brake on my short distance upright (the Speedster in my sig) and want to get one built for my LHT. I use the LHT for commuting and had it built for touring. The...
Forum: Commuting 10-20-09, 01:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By joelpalmer
These days I take the light rail (BART) far more...

These days I take the light rail (BART) far more often than I bike. The stop is about 5 min (walking) from my house at one end and at my office door at the other. It's a 12 mi one-way ride and I've...
Forum: Commuting 09-03-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 879
Posted By joelpalmer
Once most days (before leaving home, no...

Once most days (before leaving home, no facilities at work). Some days I'll take one when I get home if it's hot and I'm funky.
Forum: Commuting 07-15-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By joelpalmer
(trying not to sound TOO pissy) Nothing. Great...

(trying not to sound TOO pissy) Nothing. Great behavior from a health department :notamused:
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-27-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,740
Posted By joelpalmer
+1 - that's the same set up I have for my truck....

+1 - that's the same set up I have for my truck. The other thing I have going for leaving it on the truck is that the rack itself is fire-engine red, was made in a high school metal-working class,...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-09-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By joelpalmer
It showed up on a lot of blogs last week. It was...

It showed up on a lot of blogs last week. It was in Mexico, the drivers (as I understood it) was intoxicated and fell asleep.
Forum: Commuting 05-08-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By joelpalmer
The net you mention (at least the ones I'm...

The net you mention (at least the ones I'm familiar with) are made from bungies, so if you've got an issue with those the net might not be a good call. Depending on what I'm hauling I use different...
Forum: Commuting 05-08-08, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,029
Posted By joelpalmer
+1 I don't preach, I ride. If people...

+1

I don't preach, I ride. If people (friends/family) are interested they'll ask, if they're not all my yammering will do is turn them off to the idea completely.
Forum: Commuting 05-08-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,890
Posted By joelpalmer
I had to deal the with DMV in CA over...

I had to deal the with DMV in CA over transferring title for a vehicle and it was similar. As others have mentioned, either the company or state needs some sort of proof. It sounds from one of the...
Forum: Commuting 05-06-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,323
Posted By joelpalmer
My commuter (the Schwinn) is an upright with a...

My commuter (the Schwinn) is an upright with a full chain cover. In the winter I wear work clothes (slacks) in the summer I wear shorts (for the heat). If I'm riding something else (my other bikes do...
Forum: Commuting 05-06-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By joelpalmer
And here I've been debating getting some of the...

And here I've been debating getting some of the stitch-up stuff for my tourer (LHT) when the Brooks is a little more broken in and weathered. Now I'm back on the fence.
Forum: Commuting 05-06-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,866
Posted By joelpalmer
+1

+1
Forum: Commuting 05-06-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,868
Posted By joelpalmer
+1 (see sig)

+1

(see sig)
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 05-06-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 981
Posted By joelpalmer
Since this is coinciding with a weather shift...

Since this is coinciding with a weather shift it's hard to say that the slight increase in cyclists is due to gas. I'm voting no, given that the few I've seen are pretty clearly (based on visible...
Forum: Commuting 05-02-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,894
Posted By joelpalmer
I have 1.5 cars - a pickup that I use somewhat...

I have 1.5 cars - a pickup that I use somewhat regularly and an old (1960) Landcruiser (the 1/2 because it's current being repaired) that I don't drive. I anticipate having the two of them for years...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-01-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,420
Posted By joelpalmer
Dunno if it would work in this instance, but...

Dunno if it would work in this instance, but years ago when I worked for a swim club that had a team we repainted the starting blocks and sprinkled some sand into the paint before it dried. Gave...
Forum: Commuting 02-29-08, 03:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,581
Posted By joelpalmer
1) What motivates you to commute by bike? I...

1) What motivates you to commute by bike?
I enjoy cycling
2) How often do you commute by bike?
2-4 days per week
3) Do you commute no matter what the weather?
No - drivers get very sketchy in...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 02-13-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,100
Posted By joelpalmer
First round - Weight 265, bike '96 Trek 930 MTB -...

First round - Weight 265, bike '96 Trek 930 MTB - only mod was swapping knobbies for smooth tires for commuting

Second round - Weight 270 (down to 225, then back up), bike(s) - '74 Schwinn...
Forum: Commuting 02-12-08, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By joelpalmer
I wish I could get a snow day. Since I'm...

I wish I could get a snow day. Since I'm considered an "essential" employee (ie involved in emergency response) no matter how nasty it gets I'm expected to be at my desk. - sigh - :rolleyes:
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