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  1. Compared to many other bike commuters, I think I...

    Compared to many other bike commuters, I think I am a light-weight when it comes to commuting... My commute takes about :40 minutes and at least :10 minutes of that is time at stop lights/stop...
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    I work at a non-profit and there is no incentive...

    I work at a non-profit and there is no incentive at all to ride. I have some friends that work in local tech companies that have all sorts of cycling incentives and I feel a bit jealous sometimes. ...
  3. I prefer helmet lights with a wider beam, but...

    I prefer helmet lights with a wider beam, but lower lumens. Higher lumens with a narrow beam seems like it would be more likely to bother people. I see a number of oncoming cyclists with very...
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    I posted a similar question recently. Though, my...

    I posted a similar question recently. Though, my long days are 10-12 and I'm not on my feet all day... I have a commute that is about 8 miles each way, with a ~300 ft. climb that comes quickly...
  5. I have only really biked around various cities in...

    I have only really biked around various cities in Northern California, mostly Santa Cruz, San Francisco and various suburbs of San Francisco. Bend, Oregon seems like a nice bike city and I kind of...
  6. I have to lock my carbon fiber bike to a fence...

    I have to lock my carbon fiber bike to a fence outside and I am not very happy about this... The building I am in doesn't allow bikes inside, despite being filled with and environmental...
  7. I haven't tried the marathon plus, but have heard...

    I haven't tried the marathon plus, but have heard that those can be hard to get on and off the rim.

    I have been a big fan of the specialized armadillo elite all condition tires, I use 700 x 28. ...
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    Interesting thread. I have had a few cyclists...

    Interesting thread. I have had a few cyclists turn around to look at me while riding and I think it might be because I was following too close. Not because I wanted to draft... It seems that some...
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  10. I learned the hard way not to take shortcuts...

    I learned the hard way not to take shortcuts through parking lots, at least not in the dark. The cement blocks at the foot of parking spaces are not always visible, depending on how your lights are...
  11. I wonder if you might keep your clothes warmer by...

    I wonder if you might keep your clothes warmer by keeping them in a backpack, rather than panniers? They would be closer to your body, which generates body heat. There are also warming devices you...
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    I have appreciated reading everyone's thoughts...

    I have appreciated reading everyone's thoughts about this. It is true that I could probably manage things at work a bit better to avoid long days. I was recently promoted during a context of some...
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    Thanks for the ideas and replies. I actually...

    Thanks for the ideas and replies. I actually love riding my bike to and from work. I always feel better when I bike to work vs. driving.

    It just seems that 10 hours seems to be some kind of...
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    Coping with Working Late...

    I am wondering how you all handle long days / overtime?

    In the summer, I could work up to ten hours and bike home okay... But if I work 10-12 hours straight, my motivation and energy to bike home...
  15. i live in an area where there are a lot of...

    i live in an area where there are a lot of recreational cyclists, but not many commuters. Based on comments I see on local news sites (and my experience), it seems there are a lot of drivers who get...
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    I'm female and I usually wear my hair in a pony...

    I'm female and I usually wear my hair in a pony tail or bun after arriving to work via bike. I have tried to wear it down a few times (my hair is about shoulder length and wavy) with varying...
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    My time is just about the same going to and from...

    My time is just about the same going to and from work unless there is a significant headwind, construction projects, etc. But, going home always feels faster (unless there is a really bad headwind)....
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    Interesting thread. I don't leave early enough...

    Interesting thread. I don't leave early enough to allow for "buffer" time in the mornings, so I generally ride pretty fast on the way to work. Most of the time I really like the workout and it...
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    Professional dog walkers on the MUP, walking five...

    Professional dog walkers on the MUP, walking five or more leashed dogs at once. Really?

    Haters who always post comments to news stories involving cyclists. I'll click on a story about a cyclist...
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    I've been biking for twenty years, with a few...

    I've been biking for twenty years, with a few years off due to injury. I was hit by a car once (a police car suddenly turned on the sirens as I was riding through an intersection, turned right and...
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    I love the Terry Butterfly with Ti rails. I...

    I love the Terry Butterfly with Ti rails. I don't think I will ever use a different saddle. Not sure if you would want a saddle marketed to women, though. I bought my saddle used and three years...
  22. It seems like many European countries are ahead...

    It seems like many European countries are ahead of the game, while the U.S. lags far behind...

    I recently heard a prediction that our oceans might be too acidic to support fish and other animals...
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    Your pedals look like road pedals. Personally, I...

    Your pedals look like road pedals. Personally, I wouldn't want to commute on those.

    When I bought a road bike recently, they tried to talk me into road pedals, but I reminded them I was also...
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    I just noticed that Topeak sells a twinhead...

    I just noticed that Topeak sells a twinhead replacement - you can get one for about $26 on Amazon. I just ordered one, hopefully that will help. It seems kind of pricy - the replacement valve is...
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    I have a Joe Blow floor pump with a dual head...

    I have a Joe Blow floor pump with a dual head that is about two years old and it seals okay on shrader valves, but seals poorly on presta. I have thought about getting a new one, but it seems...
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