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    Because it isn't just clean rain water that comes...

    Because it isn't just clean rain water that comes off the tires :P
  2. I'm not promoting Nashbar over Bikesdirect - I've...

    I'm not promoting Nashbar over Bikesdirect - I've not bought a bike from either. But Nashbar frequently has 20%-25% sales, and might have a Memorial day sale too.
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    My commute is between 5 to 6 miles, round trip,...

    My commute is between 5 to 6 miles, round trip, depending on route. Now I agree that isn't much, but I'd rather take the comments you get over the dismissive "that's not much" comments I get from...
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    To add to what rumrunn6 said about food - make...

    To add to what rumrunn6 said about food - make sure you eat enough and stay hydrated - this is additional exercise, and if your body isn't used to it, you might run out of steam on the way back.
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    Congratulations! Pretty soon you will be...

    Congratulations! Pretty soon you will be wondering why you didn't do this all along :)
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    All the best!

    All the best!
  7. Petition to change California's 3 feet law

    I've already posted this in the Commuter section, but I don't think there is a big overlap in regular visitors between this and the Commuter forum, hence posting again here:

    I got buzzed three...
  8. Petition to change California's 3 feet law

    I got buzzed three times today by SUVs who didn't want to wait a few feet, or cross the DY - clearly, I need to take the lane more. But the experience reminded me of this petition:...
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    Sticky: Crappiest ride in a while. I was battling head...

    Crappiest ride in a while. I was battling head wind all the way to work today, struggling to maintain 10 mph and getting blown sideways periodically. To add to the misery, I was buzzed by 3 SUVs...
  10. OP, I think you need to list the rack options...

    OP, I think you need to list the rack options that will work for you. You need to make sure that the rack can take the load you have in mind .. e.g., seat post racks won't carry as much weight as a...
  11. It depends on your work and how often you work...

    It depends on your work and how often you work from home. I carry my laptop to and from office, but I could switch to leaving it in office - most of my development work is on remote virtual machines...
  12. Do you *need* to carry that beast? Leave it in...

    Do you *need* to carry that beast? Leave it in office, and use software that allows you to make a safe connection to that laptop from home (vpn + windows remote desktop should suffice on windows, or...
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    Wouldn't linear pull brakes work better than...

    Wouldn't linear pull brakes work better than cantilevers? I have no experience with cantilevers, but from what I have read, they are a pain to adjust. The linear pull brakes are easy to adjust and...
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    If you're looking for advice on how the bike will...

    If you're looking for advice on how the bike will look on a commute, you are on the wrong forum - any bike used for commuting looks good :) If it fits you, and you like riding it - get it!
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    That's cos all the knowledgeable people are in...

    That's cos all the knowledgeable people are in the North :P
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    Get off at Belmont, cross over 101 using the blue...

    Get off at Belmont, cross over 101 using the blue bike bridge and cross over into Foster City using the Bay Trail.
  17. I've had a truck deliberately block the bike lane...

    I've had a truck deliberately block the bike lane when he saw me passing everyone on the right (in the bike lane). Some people are just grouchy. I jumped on the sidewalk, went around him and kept...
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    Sticky: Tail winds to you, Tom Stormcrowe.

    Tail winds to you, Tom Stormcrowe.
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    I hate riding past freeway entrances. After the...

    I hate riding past freeway entrances. After the first time, I used the sidewalk and tried hard to find routes that did not cross freeway entrances. Now I'm more comfortable, and also a little faster...
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    Ah ... looks like I was more discouraging than...

    Ah ... looks like I was more discouraging than helpful. Oh well, live and learn. To the OP: if you're still here, the things I pointed out are pretty minor things, and as some pointed out, very...
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    For a beginner with an 8 mile commute, I'd say:...

    For a beginner with an 8 mile commute, I'd say:
    1. Carry extra clothes. Or if you have place in your office, keep a set of office clothes next time you drive in. You are going to get sweaty, be...
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    That bike looks good! Is the yellow paint...

    That bike looks good! Is the yellow paint reflective? Would be awesome if it is!
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    The posts above made me look and I found this on...

    The posts above made me look and I found this on the IKEA page:
    Complies with EN ISO 20471:2013 and ANSI/ISEA 107-2010.


    Now I just need to understand if that is good or bad :)
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    I use a $5 ($4 for members) IKEA vest. Works...

    I use a $5 ($4 for members) IKEA vest. Works really well - I wish I had started wearing a hi-viz vest earlier. I posted about it - see...
  25. BMX bike for the win - ride up and down those...

    BMX bike for the win - ride up and down those stairs :) I wish I could convert to a home office - would allow me to move out of the very expensive SF bay area!
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