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Forum: Commuting 07-26-16, 02:32 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
perfect ride this AM. sunny, tiny breeze... I...

perfect ride this AM. sunny, tiny breeze... I wanted to just keep riding.
Forum: Commuting 07-06-16, 03:08 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Due to family responsibilities and other...

Due to family responsibilities and other commitments, I rode less in june than I did in January or Feb. (I'm not complaining, I'm still lucky enough to ride about 3 days/week!!)


I broke a spoke...
Forum: Commuting 06-20-16, 12:01 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
nice ride in. Lots of roadies out there...

nice ride in. Lots of roadies out there...
Forum: Commuting 06-17-16, 09:35 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
Sorry for your loss, Tom. I was in a...

Sorry for your loss, Tom.

I was in a rush yesterday afternoon, and got a flat. A long piece of metal a bit larger than an industrial staple, bent into a loop shape, right through the rear...
Forum: Western Canada 06-06-16, 03:37 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
I've commuted on the gatorskins with great...

I've commuted on the gatorskins with great success. I bought a cheap serfas tire recently though, because the gatorskins are getting expensive and I'm cheap. (Probably a mistake.)
Forum: Commuting 06-06-16, 03:00 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
bike to work week finished, so all the little...

bike to work week finished, so all the little tents with people giving out free snacks are gone. Last week you could have had a "calorie-positive" commute. (caloric intake > calories burned)
...
Forum: Commuting 06-02-16, 09:39 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
bike to work week around here, and it's been busy...

bike to work week around here, and it's been busy so far.

This AM my chain got stuck in the FD and folded like a pretzel. Totally FUBAR'd. I took skytrain/bus the rest of the way in.
Forum: Commuting 05-25-16, 02:59 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
amazing weather here. It's pretty dry, so they...

amazing weather here. It's pretty dry, so they are worried about water supply through the summer--but it makes for great biking now!

The routes are getting busier by the day. It's bike to work...
Forum: Commuting 05-13-16, 04:08 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Yesterday I hit 20,000kms of commuting since I...

Yesterday I hit 20,000kms of commuting since I started about 4 years ago.
Forum: Commuting 05-12-16, 08:20 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
HydroG33r 10th ave does indeed suck. The City's...

HydroG33r 10th ave does indeed suck. The City's changing it up, public consultation is now.

Yesterday I drafted a rather rotund woman on an "e-bike" that was actually just an electric...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-16, 12:56 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
I was running a bit late this AM, but then a...

I was running a bit late this AM, but then a headwind got me to work early. Awesome. Great weather so there have been lots of folks out commuting. Groups of 5 or 6 at some lights.

I’m not...
Forum: Commuting 04-28-16, 12:39 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Commutes have been fantastic lately, the weather...

Commutes have been fantastic lately, the weather is absolutely perfect for it. Lots of commuters out, too!

Strangely, I’ve seen a guy rocking a balaclava mask most every day--maybe he’s a ninja...
Forum: Commuting 04-22-16, 09:55 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
My commuter (road bike) drivetrain has been...

My commuter (road bike) drivetrain has been making an intermittent crunching noise, no doubt due to being worn out and abused all winter.



The other day I took my steel beater MTB. Less...
Forum: Commuting 04-13-16, 10:07 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
Great ride in. lol, clever vandalism on the...

Great ride in.
lol, clever vandalism on the MUP:515623
Forum: Commuting 04-07-16, 04:24 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
joeyduck that's great! HUB classes or some...

joeyduck that's great! HUB classes or some low-key group-rides or something might be in order for the wife's ease of mind. Low-key sociable group rides, not the hard-core roadies!
Velopalooza...
Forum: Commuting 03-31-16, 03:31 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
First ride in +2 weeks this morning (was away in...

First ride in +2 weeks this morning (was away in morocco and spain).

Tires were low, and the handlebars were stiff to turn. I pumped up the tires and shot some 3-in-1 into the headset. Good...
Forum: Commuting 03-04-16, 05:23 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
awesome this AM: sun rising, pink clouds, the...

awesome this AM: sun rising, pink clouds, the smell of trees in blossom arching across the street.
Forum: Commuting 03-01-16, 11:54 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
Soggy soggy with some headwind this AM. Rain and...

Soggy soggy with some headwind this AM. Rain and 6degC (43F)

I got 334miles in Feb, (538kms) not bad.
Forum: Commuting 02-29-16, 02:13 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Aw man, SBW major bummer. I hate that feeling. ...

Aw man, SBW major bummer. I hate that feeling.

It’s becoming spring, and the commuters are multiplying. I saw the girl on the neon pink guru—can’t miss that bright bike!
The other day I...
Forum: Commuting 02-26-16, 01:41 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
joeyduck great to hear!!!! This week’s...

joeyduck great to hear!!!!

This week’s commutes have been great! Dry, cool, light outside, blossoms are out on Cypress Ave. Smells great too.
Forum: Commuting 02-19-16, 06:21 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
got rained on last night (pounded). got rained...

got rained on last night (pounded).
got rained on this AM (light-med-then drizzle).
It was pounding a second ago. stopped now but clouds race across the sky.
Forum: Commuting 02-18-16, 01:45 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Three drenchers in a row and counting. (The...

Three drenchers in a row and counting. (The non-raining commutes are still wet.) Is that moss growing behind my ears? Am I getting webbed feet? Gills? ;


I hate it when cars do the...
Forum: Commuting 02-17-16, 05:03 PM
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Posted By timvan_78
Yesterday I had a different route after work—I...

Yesterday I had a different route after work—I had some time to kill before meeting up with the fam in East Van. Stopped at a combination skateboard store/bike repair shop that has an arcade on the...
Forum: Commuting 02-15-16, 11:10 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
wet but not raining. I did a bit of bike...

wet but not raining. I did a bit of bike maintenance last night, I forgot what good brakes are like (awesome) and I can get into the big ring again (broken FD). I promise I'll get everything all...
Forum: Commuting 02-12-16, 11:44 AM
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Posted By timvan_78
Strange one this AM: it was dark and dry when I...

Strange one this AM: it was dark and dry when I went to the garage to get the bike.
When I stepped outside, it was pounding rain.
Halfway to work, it stopped, then started again. “If you...
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