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Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 01:47 PM
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Posted By dwilbur3
Thanks! I got my inspiration from the...

Thanks!

I got my inspiration from the handlebar bag (which is actually a purse I found at REI). I liked the red stripe on it so when I came to add reflective tape, a seat bag, etc. I got them in...
Forum: Commuting 09-24-14, 11:51 AM
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Posted By dwilbur3
Here's my new bike. 408148 It took me a...

Here's my new bike.

408148

It took me a while to get it set up, but I'm very happy with it now.
Forum: Commuting 08-18-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By dwilbur3
I often move to the sidewalk when we get...

I often move to the sidewalk when we get crosswinds like that. (Yielding RoW to pedestians of course). It's not worth dying for.
Forum: Commuting 08-18-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By dwilbur3
Very inspiring!

Very inspiring!
Forum: Commuting 08-18-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By dwilbur3
Found some good buys

An update: I found a good deal on a Cross Check on Ebay. It met all my criteria but 5). I'll get used to the shifters pretty quick and disc brakes were more of a "like to have it" thing than a...
Forum: Commuting 08-17-14, 02:49 AM
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Posted By dwilbur3
That is a work of art.

That is a work of art.
Forum: Commuting 08-15-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By dwilbur3
We decided not to file for insurance. We have a...

We decided not to file for insurance. We have a pretty high deductible so we decided we didn't want to risk our premiums going up just for a few hundred dollars. And since it was our fault, they...
Forum: Commuting 08-14-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,957
Posted By dwilbur3
Specialized Tricross discontinued?

In the last day or two, the Tricross has disappeared from the Specialized website. I can find it in the 2014 Archive, but there apparently is no 2015 version. I guess the AWOL and Diverge are...
Forum: Commuting 08-13-14, 05:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,444
Posted By dwilbur3
What's really "fun" is to ride on the Ueda bike...

What's really "fun" is to ride on the Ueda bike tail on those days. You're the highest thing around so there's nothing to stop the wind. The headwinds are bad enough, but when the crosswinds come...
Forum: Commuting 08-13-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By dwilbur3
We got our stuff stolen. We still need new bikes.

Thanks for all your replies.

I almost wrote that we had been "burgled" but I figured that wouldn't make the language police any happier so I didn't. :)

My friendly neighborhood bike shop...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,161
Posted By dwilbur3
For your first commuter, you mostly want to make...

For your first commuter, you mostly want to make sure it's safe and reliable. After commuting for a year, you'll have a lot better idea what you really want/need.

My first commuter was a...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By dwilbur3
To Achoo: I might consider it, but I can buy a...

To Achoo: I might consider it, but I can buy a pretty decent bike at a shop and be confident it was adjusted correctly (I'm not much of a mechanic).

To TransitBiker: I like the price range! Do...
Forum: Commuting 08-12-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By dwilbur3
We got robbed, so we need new bikes.

We forgot to close the garage door last week so somebody helped themselves to all our bikes.

While this really sucks, it does make n+1 an easier sell :). (Even n+2!)

My previous commuter was a...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-15-12, 01:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By dwilbur3
At Costco today, I saw a 3-pack of CREE LED...

At Costco today, I saw a 3-pack of CREE LED flashlights (nominally 200 lumin each). I thought about buying them but they ran on AAAs. Still, very impressive at the price point. Throw in some Two...
Forum: Commuting 12-30-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,398
Posted By dwilbur3
I bought my last three bikes on eBay and I think...

I bought my last three bikes on eBay and I think I got a good deal each time. It requires some time and effort.

But I watch a number of popular electronic items on eBay and I'm amazed at the...
Forum: Commuting 12-30-11, 10:10 AM
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Views: 50,326
Posted By dwilbur3
silk (BC,CAN)________________8120 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120
buzzbee (CA)________________7184
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
MNBikeCommuter...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 124,014
Posted By dwilbur3
It was COLD (26 F). I know that's warm for some...

It was COLD (26 F). I know that's warm for some of y'all, but for Sac that's as cold as it gets. I ride thru a small park every morning on my way to work and they were watering so the path was...
Forum: Commuting 12-23-11, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 50,326
Posted By dwilbur3
silk (BC,CAN)________________8120 buzzbee...

silk (BC,CAN)________________8120
buzzbee (CA)________________7033
dschue5 (MN)________________6680 (11,253 total)
consularrider (VA)____________6527 (12,074 total)
MNBikeCommuter...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-10-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By dwilbur3
Interesting this should come up. My Aurora...

Interesting this should come up. My Aurora 2-mode P7 finally died after 2.5 years.

("I'm not dead yet" ... yeah but you drop to low brightness after 10 minutes, which I admit is still brighter...
Forum: Commuting 10-10-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,957
Posted By dwilbur3
Supreme Supremes

I've been riding Supremes for about 2 years and I love them. Under my cycling conditions I get a flat about every 6 months or 1500-2000 miles. The cause of the flat is almost always a tiny piece of...
Forum: Commuting 06-03-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 16,495
Posted By dwilbur3
My wife gets nervous when I'm riding over 95 F,...

My wife gets nervous when I'm riding over 95 F, but so far I haven't found any temperature too uncomfortable for my 9.5 mile (each way) commute. It helps that Sacramento has the dry heat. I'm not...
Forum: Commuting 06-02-11, 04:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,412
Posted By dwilbur3
I can carry two or three flutes and all my...

I can carry two or three flutes and all my whistles in my panniers :)
Forum: Commuting 03-25-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By dwilbur3
They're planning an all-weather bike/pedestrian...

They're planning an all-weather bike/pedestrian river crossing when they build the bridge for the new light rail to the airport. If this happens before 2020 I'll be amazed.
Forum: Commuting 03-21-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 700
Posted By dwilbur3
Ziplocks, trash bags, grocery store plastic bags,...

Ziplocks, trash bags, grocery store plastic bags, they all come in very handy.
Forum: Commuting 03-21-11, 07:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By dwilbur3
The route requires riding on the shoulder of I-5...

The route requires riding on the shoulder of I-5 during the early part of rush hour. I can kind of see her point. It's only about a half a mile but the traffic is going 70 and not paying much mind...
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