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    I ride a carbon fiber road bike to work and have...

    I ride a carbon fiber road bike to work and have to lock it outside. Granted, it is in a safer area than a college campus... I use a U-lock on the frame and a longer cable through the wheels. I...
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    It is painful to hear about a fellow bike...

    It is painful to hear about a fellow bike commuter being hit by a car. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
  3. I really like the idea of doing a better chain...

    I really like the idea of doing a better chain lube once a week, maybe on the weekend, and making sure I get each link - that will help.

    I like riding my carbon road bike to work for a number of...
  4. Thanks for the good ideas! One of my lights...

    Thanks for the good ideas! One of my lights charges by USB and takes 5-6 hours (niterider), so sometimes I go to bed before it is fully charged. I could charge at work, but I am usually very busy...
  5. Suggestions for Faster Commute Prep in Morning?

    What do you do to make it easy to get out the door in the morning? I want to improve my efficiency.

    When I get home at night, I immediately charge my two front lights. One has a wall charger...
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    Sorry to hear about your experience & I am glad...

    Sorry to hear about your experience & I am glad you are okay.

    I was once hit by a police car turning right at a stoplight - the light turned green and I believe they had no idea that they hit me...
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    Overall, I tend to be pretty cautious and I think...

    Overall, I tend to be pretty cautious and I think this bothers some people. If I need to go on a sidewalk to get to a bridge/tunnel/MUP path, I walk my bike.

    I come to a complete stop at stop...
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    Thanks, I live near San Francisco. I have a job...

    Thanks, I live near San Francisco. I have a job that is somewhat public and usually try to make sure any personal opinions I might express on the internet are not going to be directly linked to me. ...
  9. That is funny and actually something I might...

    That is funny and actually something I might consider for winter morning motivation...
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    I've never come across much stuff, but have come...

    I've never come across much stuff, but have come across interesting people/situations...

    *Almost every morning on my regular commute, there is a professional dog walker with 5+ dogs on retractable...
  11. I agree that Google maps,with bike directions...

    I agree that Google maps,with bike directions turned on, is a great resource. Try checking online to see if the county you are in has a bike coalition. County bike coalitions often have maps with...
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    Nice story - it makes me want to go to NYC and...

    Nice story - it makes me want to go to NYC and ride around there. Haven't been to NYC yet, but I do sometimes listen to WFMU online...
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    Multi tool (includes chain tool) tire levers...

    Multi tool (includes chain tool)
    tire levers
    spare tube
    patches
    mini pump (I have bad luck with co2 cartridges...)
    spare seat post bolt ( it is unique & fell off once...)
    Multiple lights &...
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    Poll: I voted average. I work at a non-profit health...

    I voted average. I work at a non-profit health clinic & cannot bring my bike in the building. No showers. I have to drive to offsite/community meetings a few times a month & that means I drive those...
  15. Poll: My commute is a mix of MUP's and roads....

    My commute is a mix of MUP's and roads. Occasionally take a fire road shortcut, but I am on a road bike.
    I often regret not becoming a park ranger or pusuing a similar type of outdoor job. Mainly so...
  16. 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. ...
  18. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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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  25. 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...
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