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Forum: Commuting 07-12-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,189
Posted By swwhite
A fun video for sure, but I'm not seeing all that...

A fun video for sure, but I'm not seeing all that bike love. I live in the southwest part of Minneapolis, and every day, weather permitting, I ride south to work, through a small first-ring suburb...
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-06-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,351
Posted By swwhite
Thank you for pointing me to that idea (fog free...

Thank you for pointing me to that idea (fog free at last). I went out yesterday and bought the parts, made one yesterday after dinner, and tested it today at minus 2 degrees. It did not solve my...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-15-14, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,057
Posted By swwhite
I have a Pugsley and a mountain bike with...

I have a Pugsley and a mountain bike with two-inch studded tires. I do prefer the Pugsley because it seems a little more "sure-footed" or something. However, in deep snow I can't go with either; on...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-01-14, 09:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,972
Posted By swwhite
I hope you did not read my comment of "I can do a...

I hope you did not read my comment of "I can do a little more" as "I can do little more." The idea I was trying to convey is that a fat bike does not make one invincible. On deep snow, they don't...
Forum: Winter Cycling 11-29-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,972
Posted By swwhite
This is my second winter on a Pugsley and my...

This is my second winter on a Pugsley and my experience is that I can do a little more than I could with the mountain bike, but I am far from unstoppable. I still can't push through several inches...
Forum: Commuting 11-16-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,263
Posted By swwhite
I wear basic docker-like pants at work, so for...

I wear basic docker-like pants at work, so for the bike trip I wear OVER them a second pair of pants. Currently I have two choices. One is some over-pants with zippered ankles made especially for...
Forum: Commuting 09-04-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,319
Posted By swwhite
I work in a back office where casual clothing is...

I work in a back office where casual clothing is basically the "uniform," so I don't have to worry too much about appearance. I make it a game with myself to ride to work in regular clothing and...
Forum: Commuting 08-16-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By swwhite
I tried to spray paint a bike frame with spray...

I tried to spray paint a bike frame with spray paint from the hardware store. Actually, I did the preparation and persuaded my brother to do the painting because it was a winter camouflage pattern...
Forum: Commuting 04-27-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By swwhite
I, too, have used a shower cap.

I, too, have used a shower cap.
Forum: Commuting 04-12-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By swwhite
I use gloves called "Mountain Hard Wear" in...

I use gloves called "Mountain Hard Wear" in extra-large with another fabric glove inside as a liner. They are waterproof and comfortable down to freezing. If the temperature gets too high I can...
Forum: Commuting 02-14-14, 08:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,811
Posted By swwhite
I have an outside rack, but it is outside the...

I have an outside rack, but it is outside the floor-to-ceiling windows of the office fitness center (so it is under observation) and and underneath an overhanging part of the building (so I can...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 02-14-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,877
Posted By swwhite
Too bad nobody thinks that if in a particular...

Too bad nobody thinks that if in a particular area lots of cars are hitting lots of bikes, maybe the solution is to reduce the number and speed of cars.
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Forum: Living Car Free 02-13-14, 08:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,736
Posted By swwhite
I did 105F once in Minnesota. It doesn't often...

I did 105F once in Minnesota. It doesn't often get over 100 here.
Forum: Winter Cycling 02-05-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,589
Posted By swwhite
I live in a snowy frozen wonderland and am...

I live in a snowy frozen wonderland and am enjoying my first winter with a Pugsley. It does not make one unstoppable. It seems to me that there are levels of snow that any bike could handle, and...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-31-13, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,071
Posted By swwhite
I second (or third) the doctor idea, if your...

I second (or third) the doctor idea, if your hands are cold indoors. However, I do have a couple thoughts.

I myself find gloves ineffective below around 32 degrees, which is where I switch to...
Forum: Winter Cycling 12-06-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,263
Posted By swwhite
I got a Pugsley this year and took it out in snow...

I got a Pugsley this year and took it out in snow for the first time in that same storm. The Pugsley also slips around in the "brown car snot," but not as much as my mountain bike did. Still, it...
Forum: Commuting 12-06-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,333
Posted By swwhite
I used Mr. Tuffy's for a while, and then two...

I used Mr. Tuffy's for a while, and then two tires developed slow leaks. When I went to the bike shop to have the leaks fixed, they found that the liners had moved and developed a fold, and at the...
Forum: Commuting 11-02-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,414
Posted By swwhite
I ride on the street because it is faster and...

I ride on the street because it is faster and safer, and where I live officially against the law to ride on the sidewalk in a commercial area. However, I am not above riding on the sidewalk if it...
Forum: Commuting 10-21-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,838
Posted By swwhite
I have one version of the Banjo Brothers grocery...

I have one version of the Banjo Brothers grocery panniers. They are nice, but there are two issues. You can't use them in the rain (a non-issue probably since who wants to go grocery shopping in...
Forum: Commuting 10-21-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,178
Posted By swwhite
Depending on model, a backpack or messenger bag...

Depending on model, a backpack or messenger bag might not fit in an actual milk crate. I saw, locally, a bike with an oven rack fastened to a regular rear rack, making a platform onto which he could...
Forum: Commuting 10-15-13, 05:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By swwhite
Are you saying that you do not carry any sort of...

Are you saying that you do not carry any sort of backpack or shoulder bag, but still want to carry paper? I have a water-resistant document-sized bag from Chrome that I could carry over a shoulder...
Forum: Commuting 09-25-13, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By swwhite
It helps, but they say (whoever "they" are) that...

It helps, but they say (whoever "they" are) that even if you get your 30-60 minutes of exercise a day, if you spend the rest of the day sitting, you are not active enough to be called "active."
Forum: Commuting 09-14-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By swwhite
Thank you for that tip. I did not know such...

Thank you for that tip. I did not know such things existed. I made myself a homemade full face shield from a chainsaw face shield from the hardware store. I attached it to a skateboard-style...
Forum: Commuting 09-05-13, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,508
Posted By swwhite
I tried spray-painting my bike because I wanted...

I tried spray-painting my bike because I wanted the winter camouflage look. Spray paint does not seem to hold up well. Also, if your surface preparation is not FLAWLESS, then every flaw will POP...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-13, 08:08 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,567
Posted By swwhite
www.nutribullet.com. This is a blender-like...

www.nutribullet.com. This is a blender-like thing that whizzes up water, fruit, vegetables, and other stuff into a slurry which you can drink. I have one ($99 at Target) and can confirm that it...
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