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  1. I can rarely hear my phone while riding, so it...

    I can rarely hear my phone while riding, so it usually doesn't get answered.
    On the subject of emotion affecting your speed, I have a significant memory of a similar experience. In 1985 I was in the...
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    Yes, they can, but not easily. And the chances of...

    Yes, they can, but not easily. And the chances of it being safer when you see them all over the place, including hikers, dogs, and giant penguins, are better than relying on your own instinct.
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    THIS!!! ^^^ Up until a couple weeks ago when...

    THIS!!! ^^^

    Up until a couple weeks ago when we got a bit of a warm up, I was riding section of the Milwaukee River on Milwaukee's north side. You could even ride up a section of the partially...
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    I know this thread is about insoles, but I just...

    I know this thread is about insoles, but I just wanted to share my own experience. I picked these boots up from Salomon several week ago, and even with the -20 F and near -50 wind chills that the...
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    On December 23 od 2012 my bike's tire slipped on...

    On December 23 od 2012 my bike's tire slipped on a small patch of ice. I went down hard and broke my hip. On Christmas eve I was in the hospital getting a total hip replacement.
    The only bike I ever...
  6. I made some out of plastic milk jugs a few years...

    I made some out of plastic milk jugs a few years ago, but never spent much time refining them. Just the fact that they cut the wind on your hand really helps a lot. Bu these days I just put bar Mitts...
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    Salomon TOUNDRA mid WP Boots

    I got a pair of Salomon TOUNDRA mid WP boots and have been using them for the past couple days with my fatbike. We've had windchills here in SE Wisconsin as low as -45F. My feet have been warm...
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    With my Surly Moonlander and it's 4.8" wide tires...

    With my Surly Moonlander and it's 4.8" wide tires I do. ;)
  9. The SKS Airchecker ...

    The SKS Airchecker is great for low pressures. It's digital and reads in 1/2 pound increments.

    I use Surly 4.8" Bud & Lou on my 100mm rims. I think if you have the 80mm, the Surly Nates are your...
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    I have an old Blackburn wind-trainer, with the...

    I have an old Blackburn wind-trainer, with the fan. I have the same problem, and I'm pretty sure it's just in need of bearing replacement.
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    Last winter I had been riding my bike with...

    Last winter I had been riding my bike with studded tires until we got a December melt...and then a quick refreeze. I thought the roads were clear enough, so I took my light road bike out. I was...
  12. I ordered mine from wiggle.com 3 years ago. I'm...

    I ordered mine from wiggle.com 3 years ago. I'm very satisfied.
    They do have a somewhat slimmer profile than the Lakes or W÷lvhammers, mostly due to the thinner sole, which is a carbon composite.
  13. This ^^^ Any lacquer will dry as fast as you...

    This ^^^

    Any lacquer will dry as fast as you can get your winter riding clothes on. It's the enamels that take longer to dry.
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    I agree. I'm using my Northwave Artics SPD as...

    I agree. I'm using my Northwave Artics SPD as long as I can this winter with my fat bike. I've found that I can get unclipped just as fast as I can get a big ol' insulated boot off of a platform...
  15. I live in Milwaukee and we probably have very...

    I live in Milwaukee and we probably have very similar winter road maintenance procedures as Chicago. I actually prefer to have a bike with studded tires on full time during the winter. I think the...
  16. What is your inseam length?

    What is your inseam length?
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    I've never heard of anyone having such problems...

    I've never heard of anyone having such problems with saddles. I ride 12,000/year and I use the same saddle whatever the weather. No pains, no saddle sores, and no problems. I prefer a Fizik Arione,...
  18. I look forward to a hot shower and some hot food,...

    I look forward to a hot shower and some hot food, soup if we have it. Sometimes I can stand under that hot water for might seem forever, and it feels like the greatest, most luxurious thing in the...
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    Do you know where these insoles can be purchased?...

    Do you know where these insoles can be purchased? Thanks.
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    Actually, Nestle's Quik is about the healthiest...

    Actually, Nestle's Quik is about the healthiest popular brand out there. No corn syrup for sweetener, just plain old sugar.
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    Where have you heard of xc skiers using this...

    Where have you heard of xc skiers using this method?
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    Short tights on long legs

    Sorry, but I have the opposite problem. I have Pearl Izumi AmFib tights and I wish they would make an extra-long version. :(
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    I work at a shop in SE Wisconsin. One of our...

    I work at a shop in SE Wisconsin. One of our sales guys has the Lakes and likes them. He commutes 30 miles/day through most of the winter, and says they keep his feet warm. I was going to get a pair...
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    Sticky: I think one of the reasons we like this picture...

    I think one of the reasons we like this picture so much is because of the dream-like blur. Maybe caused by water on the camera lens, but it gives the viewer a sense of another world. This effect can...
  25. No snow here yet in SE Wisconsin. A mild autumn...

    No snow here yet in SE Wisconsin. A mild autumn has allowed me to keep riding my road bike with 23c tires. But my winter assault vehicle with fenders and studded tires is all ready for the first big...
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