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Old 03-23-11, 10:45 PM
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Commuter Pics... What Do You Look Like ?

Was testing some new gear today and also helping with a project at the University on materials and gear so got my friend to snap a picture of me in all my geekitude.



So then I got thinking... what do you all look like ?
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Old 03-24-11, 06:47 AM
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Me with my Bag of Weed find in Memphis, TN
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For the gear freaks... the jacket is an old school MEC cycling jacket which is pretty ubiquitous in these parts and the pants are Blurr cycling pants which look casual but are nicely articulated and roomy as well as being very wind resistant. Had a layer of wool (sweater) and fleece pants underneath to provide insulation.
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Old 03-24-11, 06:50 AM
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Me with my Bag of Weed find in Memphis, TN
Dang... I just find things like tie down straps and maglites on my commute.

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No cycling-specific gear in this pic, just me posed with my small fleet this past summer.

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My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.

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Old 03-24-11, 07:52 AM
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Originally Posted by irclean View Post
No cycling-specific gear in this pic, just me posed with my small fleet this past summer.
Nice fleet... one should always have a B bike and a C bike.

I have a picture of you in your gear posted on my site.

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I normally like to remain relatively anonymous, but in this case I'll make an exception. I'm the second one from the left:

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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.
Sweet... I love riding with my daughters who also commute daily in the summer and that ride time is the best part of my day.

I have also picked my youngest daughter up from school on my extrabike and have stoker bars so all she has to do is hang on and enjoy the ride.... that is limo service.


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Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
I normally like to remain relatively anonymous, but in this case I'll make an exception. I'm the second one from the left:
LOL.

Here's a shot of me my friend took after a 75-mile MS ride this past October.
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I just want you to know that in spite of these pictures, in my head you will always like the Bicycle Repair Man, Data Junkie will look like a monkey, and Chipcom will look like a photo shoot gone wrong.

Ok, here's a pic of me where you can actually see my face. Yes, I'm wearing a wetsuit. No, I don't want to explain why.


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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.

This is the way to go. Got the Ibert for my two year old and the 5 yo is on the tag along. Thinking of putting my infant in a front pouch just for a photo of course.
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.

The Trek "Mountain Train" is similar except that it attaches to the seatpost. Yours looks like a better setup. The Mountain Train and the Burley trailer are two of the few "new" bikes purchases we've made, but both have been well worth it.
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I too like to remain anonymous, but for the fine folks here:

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This ones for monsterpile if he happens over here, I love the hat though my girlfriend still won't let me wear it when we go out I'll post another later when I get home
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Originally Posted by AlmostGreenGuy View Post
My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.

Did you make the post that the trailer bike is attached to? All of the trailer bikes I have seen attach to the seat post.

I don't have photos of it yet but I am going to do similar with my son to daycare. This year he is going to be in a chariot.
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This picture is a few years old. The kids were playing in the front yard when I got home.

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My daughter and I riding the Stretch Limo home from daycare.

How does the tag-a-long bike behave when you ride it empty? I have a trek model that I bought at a garage sale when my oldest was barely walking, but now that he is 3 we are getting closer to the day he can try it out. Right now we have a Chariot trailer that I am thinking about riding him and his little brother to daycare when the weather is warmer.
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Here is a pic of how the Burley Piccolo links up. It attaches to a proprietary Burley rack. There is a threaded portion in the center of the rack, that the hitch screws in to. The big silver steel portion of the hitch is a backup to the bolt. The whole rig is wicked secure. I did a 7 or 8 mile ride with my daughter last weekend, and hardy noticed that my daughter was there. She has no sense of balance yet, so that's pretty cool. I even did a 3-mile ride with an empty piccolo, and there was no problem.

Overall, I'm blown away by the Piccolo. The downsides are:

1. No longer produced.
2. Hard to find, and generally demand a premium price.
3. Must use the proprietary rack
4. Heavier than other trailer bikes

The upsides are:

1. Wicked stable
2. Gear shifting on the Piccolo!!!!
3. bombproof
4. Accessories are still available from Burley.

I got lucky and found one on Craigslist for $50.00.



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This ones for monsterpile if he happens over here, I love the hat though my girlfriend still won't let me wear it when we go out I'll post another later when I get home
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