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    Not only is this setup comfortable, effective and...

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    Not only is this setup comfortable, effective and virtually fog-free, but also, when else can you look like a cool jet fighter pilot, or arctic explorer in...
  2. I prefer the old style crocheted gloves, and the...

    I prefer the old style crocheted gloves, and the material is always a tan beige. It's hard enough to find them, never mind the color of any trim on them. Nonetheless, the neutral shade goes well with...
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    What Type of Riding Do You Do? I describe...

    What Type of Riding Do You Do?

    I describe myself as a year round cycle commuter, occasional centurian (including training) during the nice weather), and a former tourist, including a cross country...
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    Thanks for the reply. On my beater bike I carry...

    Thanks for the reply. On my beater bike I carry beside a few tools and tubes, some lightweight, but relatively voluminous shoe covers, rainpants, a cap, and additional waterproof gloves, Often I may...
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    Just this morning I posted to this General...

    Just this morning I posted to this General Cycling thread, What's something you've been meaning to add on to your bike for months?”


    By falling apart I mean sagging (attached with Velcro loops).
  6. A waterproof pannier for my beater bike, to...

    A waterproof pannier for my beater bike, to relace the falling-apart rear trunk bag. I looked at some last weekeknd, and I think I'll get an Ortlieb back roller type.
  7. Do you mean energy expenditure, or occupation?...

    Do you mean energy expenditure, or occupation? The latter for me in May of 1970, one specific, memorable and life-changing day:
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    See this recent thread on the Commuting Forum,...

    See this recent thread on the Commuting Forum, "If you are tough about cycling in bad weather, are you a tough person in general?"



    Other Winter cyclists have posted about the Question, and the...
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    Bazinga, Birthday Buddy Boy! Dittoes to all...

    Bazinga, Birthday Buddy Boy!

    Dittoes to all the above (and below). Might this be a good time to reply to this thread: ”What does your handle/screen name mean?” [and how to pronounce it?]
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    “The name is Boston…Jim from Boston” (D’uh.)

    Besides being factual, I am a talk show fan and when I (rarely) call in, I’m introduced as Jim from Boston (“…and now here’s Jim from Boston. What’s...
  11. I have found that the same principle works for my...

    I have found that the same principle works for my hands.



    The wrist gaiters are longer than tennis wrist bands and thus cover a longer segment of the forearm blood flow to futher warm it up, as...
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    LIkewise, Jim. I tried to follow the Scaliger...

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    LIkewise, Jim. I tried to follow the Scaliger link, but not far enough to understand. Seems to be an insider C&V reference.
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    On a preceding exchange on this thread On...

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    On a preceding exchange on this thread


    On the other side of the temperature scale, I have determined that I wear my goggles at 35º F (2º C), and yesterday was the first time this fall....
  14. On one of the perennial posts about cyclist...

    On one of the perennial posts about cyclist greetings, a subscriber pointed out that many cyclists often offer subtle hellos, like a nod or a finger wave, so may appear non-responsive. Personally, I...
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    I ride in a “sorta kit” (clipless pedals, Lycra shorts, but a loose, short sleeve shirt and sleeveless cycling vest in summer; tights and cycling jacket in winter) on a high end carbon fiber bike....
  16. Astute and well said, tsl.

    Astute and well said, tsl.
  17. I have occasionally compared my personality trait...

    I have occasionally compared my personality trait / work ethic to my hill-climbing. I like to push hard on long, special projects (uphill), but cruise on the routine (flats).


    If I equate...
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    Say no more. I recently posted about my personna as a year round cycle commuter:

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    Think "loner," think "anti-hero," think, e.g. "Dirty Harry." I will admit that maintaining my...
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    Thanks for the reply. From about January to March, only about an estimated 10 to 20 days is my commute less than 20 degrees F, and my lowest ride was near zero; it's less than 10 degrees...
  20. Here's a perennial post about my pretty cheap and...

    Here's a perennial post about my pretty cheap and effective foot coverings, in particular for cold (well below 30 degrees) and wet:
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    This morning I was searching the BF Archives looking for a previous post, and I came upon this one below, to explain why I consider “tracking” mileage as motivational rather than OCD:
  22. A perennial, and motivational question, even here...

    A perennial, and motivational question, even here in Balmy Boston (52 degrees F this AM), though usually asked in the negative: "You didn't ride your bike today, did you?."
  23. Back in the 1970's whe I started cycling, a high...

    Back in the 1970's whe I started cycling, a high tech nuclear engineer I knew came up with a low tech modification. He fashioned a hard plastic striker to silence the device. :50:
  24. For me, mileage is motivating; at least ten miles...

    For me, mileage is motivating; at least ten miles to qualify as a "ride"; at least 40 miles for a "long ride." I've occasionally thought that those who disdain cycle computers, are like those who...
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    One suggestion I have read is to use a cotton...

    One suggestion I have read is to use a cotton ball to drag along the inside of the tire to snag on any irregularities, though I too use my finger.

    There is a current thread on the Commuting Forum...
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