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Forum: Commuting 06-23-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,228
Posted By Lug
I ride the MUP like I used to drive county roads...

I ride the MUP like I used to drive county roads through open range country. Never pass on blind corners or hills because you don't know if there is a tractor coming the other way, and go slowly...
Forum: Commuting 04-09-16, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 44,460
Posted By Lug
Shed the studded snow tires last week and am...

Shed the studded snow tires last week and am loving the faster commute. Picked up almost 4 MPH on average.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 12-11-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,282
Posted By Lug
I have been drinking an 8 ounce glass of...

I have been drinking an 8 ounce glass of chocolate milk right after my rides, mainly to keep leg cramps at bay but it does seem to keep my legs from aching as much too.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 11-29-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,874
Posted By Lug
For two winters I rode a 2.3" Nokian Freddie's...

For two winters I rode a 2.3" Nokian Freddie's Revenz as the front tire and a 2.1" Nokian Extreme 294 as a rear tire on a 2000 Specialized RockHopper. I found that they worked better when mounted on...
Forum: Commuting 11-19-15, 04:24 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
A new low for my evening commute to work....

A new low for my evening commute to work. According to Accuweather on my phone it was 0*F at 19:00 in Anchorage AK. Boy am I slow in that kind of temps.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 11-17-15, 09:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,961
Posted By Lug
It was a little chilly in Anchorage Alaska Friday...

It was a little chilly in Anchorage Alaska Friday morning. Around 7 degrees, so yes we do ride year around. 488624
Justin
Forum: Commuting 03-27-15, 10:40 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I...

Just the one I took at Paramount Cycles while I was unsuccessfully fighting temptation.
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Forum: Commuting 03-26-15, 03:17 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
Great ride to work last night. Because it was on...

Great ride to work last night. Because it was on my new bicycle, a 2015 Salsa Fargo 3. Need to figure out rear fender mounts before the rainy season gets here.
Forum: Commuting 01-23-15, 04:18 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for...

Thus one of the reasons (besides laziness) for the beard. Built in face protection. Also the bushy sideburns work like the Cat Ears noise reducers.
Forum: Commuting 01-23-15, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Lug
And the the spaced out multiple light set up...

And the the spaced out multiple light set up might (big might) give car drivers a little more of a visual clue on how fast the bicyclist is approaching.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 01-22-15, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
429840 A little frosty this morning temp...

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A little frosty this morning temp averaged over the 9.5 miles 5*F. Wunderground had one of the home weather stations along my route reporting 1*F. Winter is back for a couple of days at...
Forum: Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling 01-21-15, 05:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Lug
Just read this morning that there is some...

Just read this morning that there is some consideration going on to doing the sled dog Iditarod restart in Fairbanks this year do to the lack of snow here in South Central AK.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 01-21-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,067
Posted By Lug
Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering...

Have you rode it in the dark yet? I am wondering how the shadows to the right side are because of the tire blocking light spillage.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 01-18-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Lug
Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from...

Warm and no snow in weeks. Here is a video from one of the villages. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVF6DQGh8Ic
Justin
Forum: Commuting 01-17-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Lug
Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower...

Awful weather in Alaska. It has been in the lower to mid 30's all week.
Forum: Commuting 01-17-15, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By Lug
Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially...

Another vote for "vintage" bike, especially mountain bikes. #3 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) son just picked up a 1991 Bridgestone MB-4 in excellent condition...
Forum: Commuting 01-13-15, 11:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,069
Posted By Lug
Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell...

Probably 3/4 of my route is usually Campbell Creek Trail (MUP) unless the snow is slushy and then it is the bike route/sidewalk along Dowling and Elmore roads here in Anchorage. The rest is on...
Forum: Commuting 01-10-15, 02:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,142
Posted By Lug
Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set,...

Patch kit, tire levers, pump, allen wrench set, spoke wrench, spare batteries for the tail light, large black garbage bag, and for this winter a bivvy bag. My EDC kit in my pockets and on my belt...
Forum: Commuting 01-09-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,516
Posted By Lug
Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the...

Voted Well on poll. We have a rack inside the hanger, downside is that you have to have a SIDA badge to access the hanger to use it so a couple of the dispatchers that ride park outside. Also I think...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-15, 12:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,495
Posted By Lug
Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety...

Kobalt work gloves from Lowes with the safety green back with reflective stripes. Good down to around 12*F, lower then that I go to a second hand pair of surplus air force arctic mittens bought dirt...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Lug
bike rack at work

The bike rack at work this morning, just liked the view of three Alaska winter commuters. Inside storage is nice though. My ride is the red Rockhopper with the big light and no poggies.
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Forum: Commuting 01-08-15, 01:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,563
Posted By Lug
Depends on where in the US you are at. I know AK,...

Depends on where in the US you are at. I know AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA allow studs on your car during the winter driving months. But if you get caught with studs still on during the summer driving...
Forum: Commuting 01-08-15, 01:46 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 11,173
Posted By Lug
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, currently an...

Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, currently an Inspection Supervisor for a commuter airline.
Forum: Commuting 01-08-15, 01:41 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
Probably less painful then using duct tape like...

Probably less painful then using duct tape like the Iron Dog snowmobile racers use to protect their cheeks from frostbite.
Justin
Forum: Commuting 01-01-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,920
Posted By Lug
Rain and soggy snow falling, mushy snow and...

Rain and soggy snow falling, mushy snow and puddles on the route, 34*F is not how the weather is supposed to be for New Year's Eve/Morning in Anchorage AK. Really missing 18*F temps because it is...
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