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04-28-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By MSUcommuter

not the most powerful out there, but still...

not the most powerful out there, but still helpful. the supermarket here has helmets in the bike section which have a red strobe built into the size adjustor in the back. nice looking schwinn, only...
04-18-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By MSUcommuter

I'm not trying to be sexist or anything, that's...

I'm not trying to be sexist or anything, that's just how it is. Yes, there is occasionally a guy walking in the bike lane, but the vast majority are extremely ditsy girls. Again, the vast majority of...
04-17-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By MSUcommuter

trust me, that would be a no no. the biker-ped...

trust me, that would be a no no. the biker-ped relationship is just like the car-biker relationship here. I've seen enough accidents to know better than to bike in these streets, especially if the...
04-17-07, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By MSUcommuter

I'm beginning to dislike biking on this campus...

I just can't stand it! On campus, the roads are rather narrow and populated with freshman girls on cell phones. This was taken into account, and there are only a few short sections of the bike lane...
02-23-07, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 656
Posted By MSUcommuter

don't forget about the salts! you lose lots of...

don't forget about the salts! you lose lots of energizing salts with heavy sweating. have a sports drink occasionally.
02-23-07, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MSUcommuter

hoorah! I think it heard me! woke up this...

hoorah! I think it heard me!

woke up this morning to some nice frigid air, and the deep puddles are frozen over again! I believe we're supposed to be getting some heavy snows on Sunday, or...
02-22-07, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MSUcommuter

Go back where you came from, warm weather!

Grrr!! It's winter! why is it almost 40 degrees around here?

this is by far the worst riding I've had all winter. I was happy and content plowing through snow and ice. Now I have to crawl...
02-05-07, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,503
Posted By MSUcommuter

I had a 3 mile ride with strong headwind the...

I had a 3 mile ride with strong headwind the entire way today. I wore a pair of nylon shorts (the solid woven kind, not mesh) over my unders, under my outer layers. worked great for me. another idea...
02-05-07, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By MSUcommuter

unfortunately I never got around to going for a...

unfortunately I never got around to going for a frigid ride over the weekend. however, I woke up this morning to find that it's 6*F (-13* windchill) 16mph winds with over 20mph gusts. Nice little 3...
02-02-07, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By MSUcommuter

I have two recovering knees (minor tendonitis) so...

I have two recovering knees (minor tendonitis) so my usual top speed is maybe 10mph. if the wind speeds were lower, I could more or less ignore it. however 30mph gusts with an average around 15mph is...
02-02-07, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By MSUcommuter

Oh jeez, here comes the cold

just looked at the weekend weather report for east lansing. the high is going to be around 10 F, until Saturday evening where it rapidly starts heading down to the weekend's low of 1 degree on...
02-01-07, 06:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,477
Posted By MSUcommuter

Ususally wearing a cotton t-shirt. Today I felt...

Ususally wearing a cotton t-shirt. Today I felt like going at a slightly higher pace on the way home from class. When I got back I felt like I was going to die, my shirt was more or less completely...
02-01-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,477
Posted By MSUcommuter

All is good so far. Pretty consistently below...

All is good so far. Pretty consistently below freezing around here, little slush.

I get pretty annoyed with my ride though. I usually just wear jeans, sneakers, gloves, and a snowboarding jacket....
02-01-07, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 179,543
Posted By MSUcommuter

Sounds like more reason to not ride in the street...

Sounds like more reason to not ride in the street :p
thank you for your concern, and I will look into the site. however you almost make it sound like a helmet serves little purpose in a collision,...
02-01-07, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 179,543
Posted By MSUcommuter

to chip: They could say what they want, but...

to chip:

They could say what they want, but it wouldn't change anything for me. The bike lane only exists on campus, and a good portion of it is actually on the sidewalk. There's sections though...
02-01-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 179,543
Posted By MSUcommuter

Yep. I've grown used to weaving (safely, not at...

Yep. I've grown used to weaving (safely, not at 20mph) around peds and have got the hang of going super slow with them when I can't.
The drivers around here are horrible, the majority being teens on...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By MSUcommuter

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is formed when a hydrocarbon...

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is formed when a hydrocarbon fully reacts with oxygen in combustion. Carbon monoxide (CO) is formed when hydrocarbons combust with an insufficient amount of oxygen.

both are...
01-31-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 179,543
Posted By MSUcommuter

None of the pretty girls or the cool guys wear...

None of the pretty girls or the cool guys wear helmets around here at MSU. I see countless students riding bikes every day. The extreme majority of them ride on the sidewalk. The only time I have...
01-31-07, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By MSUcommuter

Just the other day I was riding home from class....

Just the other day I was riding home from class. I was riding on the sidewalk (I avoid the bike lane, with the high concentration of teens and cell phones on campus) like I normally do and was...
01-14-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By MSUcommuter

Seat post stolen on first snow!!!! >:( (tire report too)

They really tick me off, these immature drunks on campus. I was visiting a friend just down the road from my place. I go to leave his house and notice the earlier rain had frozen and ice coated...
01-12-07, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By MSUcommuter

hey guys! I ended up getting the Nokian...

hey guys!

I ended up getting the Nokian 160's. Funny story though. I took my bike to the shop just down the block to have them installed (along with a bookrack and other odds and ends) and while...
01-11-07, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By MSUcommuter

those tricksey coloradoaners must be up to...

those tricksey coloradoaners must be up to something, hoarding all that snow.
are you guys working on some crazy weather control up in those mountains? It's been in the upper 30's to lower 50's and...
12-09-06, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By MSUcommuter

actually it is a 26". I had been riding on a 24"...

actually it is a 26". I had been riding on a 24" MTB (which I had had since I was 8!) until it was stolen recently and picked up this nice one from the campus bike impound.

I looked over peter's...
12-09-06, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By MSUcommuter

I've checked out icebike already, and it was...

I've checked out icebike already, and it was pretty informative. When I started looking for tires though, I found a lot more options than the few covered by icebike. I was just curious if anyone...
12-08-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By MSUcommuter

Tire suggestions for a newbie??

Hi everyone! I'm new here, and in fact I'm new to biking regularly. I'm living off campus and ride my bike to my classes every day. I end up biking 6-8 miles a day, Mon-Fri. It hasn't been too bad so...
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