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    Well done! Sometimes all ya need is a little...

    Well done! Sometimes all ya need is a little push. I ride 11 mi from PJS to SBU and have had very few problems with motorists, even coming home very late (11 PM -1 AM occasionally.) Even when I...
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    Because I broke my bike yesterday, I drove....

    Because I broke my bike yesterday, I drove. Replacement parts ordered from Harris Cyclery, hopefully arrive tomorrow. I stopped and got a bagel on my way to work. Now I feel like crud.
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    Got to put my backup plan into action today. ...

    Got to put my backup plan into action today. Just as I arrived at work, the rear axle sheared when I was jumping a curb leaving my rear wheel unusable. One of the few good things about working...
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    Seems that this cold front that rolled thru the...

    Seems that this cold front that rolled thru the NE and Midatlantic brought out the cool-weather gear. I worked real late last night so I putzed around the house this AM until it hit about 55F at...
  5. That's more like training than commuting, well...

    That's more like training than commuting, well done!

    My best time on my 8.5 km commute is 19 minutes, but that's on my fast bike. On my all around beater, I'm more like 28 mins, but stoplights...
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    On my commute, 5.5 miles with very little...

    On my commute, 5.5 miles with very little elevation change, I could get by with 3. Wouldn't want to go SS because of wind conditions and hauling variations.
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    Cool morning ride thru the damage left by...

    Cool morning ride thru the damage left by Hurricane/ T.S. Irene. Lots of leaves and small branches in the road. Plenty of trees leaning into powerlines and into the road. No flooding along my...
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    Last night's ride home was in a light rain that...

    Last night's ride home was in a light rain that made me kinda miss early spring commutes. Too much fair weather, aside from the heat, around here. Need more rain to feel more hardcore.
    This AM,...
  9. Is a Big Dummy/ Xtracycle out of the question?

    Is a Big Dummy/ Xtracycle out of the question?
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    After the heat and humidity of last week, which...

    After the heat and humidity of last week, which I'm certain will return later this week, today's ride was quite pleasant. Low to mid 70s, mild breeze and clouds to keep the sun down. Made decent...
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    ...even though your car needs an oil change and a...

    ...even though your car needs an oil change and a wash, you spend the afternoon washing your bike and cleaning the drive train.

    ... Your dripping sweat in the elevator at work carrying your...
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    Looks to me to be a very good option. Thing...

    Looks to me to be a very good option. Thing about college campuses is that they tend to attract bike thieves. Something like that is decent quality, but not too desirable to many thieves. Doesn't...
  13. Look into Lightweights for Wheels. They are...

    Look into Lightweights for Wheels. They are stickers that you afix to your spokes but they function similarly.
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    Steamy. The heat from the midwest and south is...

    Steamy. The heat from the midwest and south is finding it's way to the Northeast. Warm, not quite hot this AM, but humidity was over 80%. Other than a lot of sweat, nothing special to report. ...
  15. Thread: 4x10 vs 5x8

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    Seems that I work 5 x 9.5. According to my boss,...

    Seems that I work 5 x 9.5. According to my boss, I should be working 6 x 10 if I want to get anywhere with my career. I get to work by 9, I'm very lucky when I leave by 6:30. Academic life for ya!...
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    Ride home was pleasant. Was kinda tired after a...

    Ride home was pleasant. Was kinda tired after a wee of work so I didn't push hard, just enjoyed the evening. 4/5 this week, hoping for the same next week.
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    Almost got right hooked this AM. Other than that...

    Almost got right hooked this AM. Other than that a very pleasant ride in today. Weather cooperated all week, bikes seem to be running well, body was cooperating. As long as I get home in one...
  18. There are members here who are more expert in...

    There are members here who are more expert in this than myself, but road bike fits can come in many flavors. These members can correct me if the following is incorrect.

    In the current market,...
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    I'm not the biggest fan of the facility that the...

    I'm not the biggest fan of the facility that the university at which I work provides for me to lock my bike, but I use it because even though I have several places on the floor where I work that I...
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    Second straight extremely pleasant day. ...

    Second straight extremely pleasant day. Yesterday's breeze became more wind. Everything was basically right this AM. hope the same can be said after the ride home.
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    A load of laundry. Not sure if it was clean or...

    A load of laundry. Not sure if it was clean or dirty, but someone had either tossed it out of a car window or fallen off the back of a truck. Shirts, shorts, didn't notice any undies. Lots of...
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    Quite pleasant. 80F, a bit breezy, plenty of...

    Quite pleasant. 80F, a bit breezy, plenty of sun, humidity was moderate. No incidents or close calls. Didn't push too hard, but didn't go too easy either. Hopefully the ride home will be...
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    Mountain bikes of the late 80s to early 90s seem...

    Mountain bikes of the late 80s to early 90s seem to make excellent commuters, even stock. I've purchased a couple '88 Specialized Hardrocks, one the frame was too small, so it hangs in storage until...
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    Warm and sunny. Humidity was modest. Rode my...

    Warm and sunny. Humidity was modest. Rode my primary commuter/ hauler today as I may have to stop and pick some stuff up on the way home. Just can't do that on the road bike. Almost got right...
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    Warm and sunny. Didn't push myself too much. ...

    Warm and sunny. Didn't push myself too much. Traffic was light on the first day back after the Independence Day holiday.
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