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Forum: Commuting 04-02-14, 05:19 PM
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Posted By droy45
The weather is finally nice now but I can't...

The weather is finally nice now but I can't commute yet because of projects out of town. My commute has changed again due to moving the office to another part of the city. It is much better for me...
Forum: Commuting 02-24-14, 03:14 PM
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Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
The roads are starting to get a little better and...

The roads are starting to get a little better and cleared of snow etc. I don't mind the ice but this winter has been very unusual to say the least with all the frequent snow storms and ice storms....
Forum: Commuting 02-06-14, 07:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,224
Posted By droy45
I have the Topeak QR beam rack and use regular...

I have the Topeak QR beam rack and use regular panniers on it to keep the center of gravity lower. Any good quality rack will give you great service and you will never want to use a backpack again...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,535
Posted By droy45
I'm ok with the single digits too but it's the...

I'm ok with the single digits too but it's the below 0degF stuff that makes it hard. If I could use my snowmobile helmet, I could go much colder than that. But that would be pushing the limits and...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,428
Posted By droy45
I have had to surrender more often than I care to...

I have had to surrender more often than I care to this winter not only due to the weather though. If at all possible, I always commute by bike. Its only when I have to haul computer equipment etc. or...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 08:42 AM
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Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
Not much to report up here, another snow event is...

Not much to report up here, another snow event is upon us and I have not commuted by bike at all as I have had project work out of town. At least its the middle of winter and not so great riding...
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,118
Posted By droy45
Wow, scary. I can't say I've ever experienced...

Wow, scary. I can't say I've ever experienced anything like that. Be careful out there, glad your ok.
Forum: Commuting 02-05-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,546
Posted By droy45
I drive the one car my bride and I share when the...

I drive the one car my bride and I share when the weather is bad which has been the case for most of this winter.
Forum: Commuting 01-28-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By droy45
I wish the weather was that nice over here. I'd...

I wish the weather was that nice over here. I'd be riding too.
Forum: Commuting 01-16-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,959
Posted By droy45
^I find this is a really good way to look at. It...

^I find this is a really good way to look at. It makes a lot of sense. I share the lane all the time and filter up to the front in straight ahead lanes only if possible. Even if I stop at a light and...
Forum: Commuting 01-15-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,240
Posted By droy45
Absolutely. I have the PB Cascadias too and they...

Absolutely. I have the PB Cascadias too and they have lived through a few Maine winters. Tough, no rattles, stay in place and best of all keeps me dry and clean.
Forum: Commuting 01-15-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,200
Posted By droy45
I don't like riding crappy bikes so I use full...

I don't like riding crappy bikes so I use full coverage fenders which helps keep most of the crud off my winter commuter. If I ride in slush then it gets all over the bike anyway. I rinse it off with...
Forum: Commuting 01-15-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
The January thaw continues. Black ice in places...

The January thaw continues. Black ice in places but mostly just wet. The shoulders of the road have returned to almost normal and the MUP section is clean of snow. 33degF and a very pleasant commute...
Forum: Commuting 01-14-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
Your doing better than I am. With either hard...

Your doing better than I am. With either hard rain or well below 0degF and having to drive to remote sites for job assignments, I haven't commuted much yet this year. Planning on it tomorrow morning...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
Same thing for me. We are so close that our...

Same thing for me. We are so close that our weather is exactly the same. I think I can try it again tomorrow also as it looks like another decent day. Salut' my friend.
Forum: Commuting 01-03-14, 12:45 PM
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Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
The shoulder of the roadways and bike lanes are...

The shoulder of the roadways and bike lanes are now covered by large snow banks and the MUP and sidewalks in the city are closed or in very bad shape. No more commuting for now. I can only ride in...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By droy45
I never have felt the drag in the morning...

I never have felt the drag in the morning commute. I arrive in good shape almost every time except if I had to ride in snow. The trip home at night is all together a different thing. I start to feel...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 124,162
Posted By droy45
Oh, not so good. Still not riding, wind chill is...

Oh, not so good. Still not riding, wind chill is 29 deg. below 0 right now and more snow again. I am not kidding around, more snow again, really?. We are knee deep in it now. I thought I left that...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By droy45
The fastest rolling tires I found are the Nokian...

The fastest rolling tires I found are the Nokian W106 studded tires. As far as studded tires goes, these are about the best for ice and feature minimal rolling resistance as compared to other more...
Forum: Commuting 01-02-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,757
Posted By droy45
I also have gone in as low as 0F but its not much...

I also have gone in as low as 0F but its not much fun anymore below that. I haven't taken the bike out for over 2 weeks now.
Forum: Commuting 12-30-13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,511
Posted By droy45
Thanks and good to hear you didn't lose power....

Thanks and good to hear you didn't lose power. Can you remember back in 98 how bad that was? I think in your area it was devastating. Very bad here too. Doesn't look good here for the rest of this...
Forum: Commuting 12-27-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,511
Posted By droy45
Ever since the 23rd its been a nightmare here....

Ever since the 23rd its been a nightmare here. Lost power due to ice storm and spent the whole week tending a portable generator just to keep the house from freezing and we stayed comfortable for the...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-22-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,501
Posted By droy45
I use the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 26in on a...

I use the Nokian Hakkapeliitta W106 in 26in on a rigid MTB for winter use. I love them so far, used 2 seasons, and still perform like new.
Forum: Commuting 12-20-13, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 94,511
Posted By droy45
Last nights commute took on a slightly different...

Last nights commute took on a slightly different route. The MUP/sidewalk I generally use for a 2 mile stretch in a high traffic area was not passable with the bike. The city ran the snowblower over...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-19-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,550
Posted By droy45
I fully understand your perspective. I experience...

I fully understand your perspective. I experience that on occasion also. The 10pm ride through small town streets with all the Christmas lights, a light fresh snow and not a car in sight comes to...
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