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05-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,313
Posted By Bug Shield

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again,...

Unless you have reasons you want to drive again, why not Uber for your niece? It would save you a pile of time and money but give you her less exposure to you.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Bug Shield

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag...

I have an old Trek Interchange rack and trunk bag that snap together perfectly but I don't know if all Trek racks are Interchange compatible, ever were compatible, or if the Interchange system is...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,296
Posted By Bug Shield

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame...

My phone most often rides in my frame bag. Frame bags are awesome!
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,922
Posted By Bug Shield

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife...

Could be dangerous to your marriage too! My wife has been caught with me in a couple hailstorms and does not find it nearly as entertaining as I do! Somehow this is always through some fault of...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,825
Posted By Bug Shield

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are...

Quick Stick, in the rare case that my fingers are not up to the job. I'm really shocked to see that Quick Stick is not very popular in this thread.
06-03-18, 02:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,328
Posted By Bug Shield

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had...

REI is a poor substitute for a LBS but I have had some success buying water filters and stove fuel there.

I have often visited an REI 3-hours away only to be told that I can order what they don't...
06-02-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,868
Posted By Bug Shield

Mr. Money Mustache argues that car-lite living is...

Mr. Money Mustache argues that car-lite living is an important milestone on the path personal wealth: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/18/get-rich-with-bikes/
Forum: Touring
06-01-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bug Shield

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep...

I mostly take a fatalistic approach and keep riding though I have taken shelter at underpasses, porches, etc. when available. Here in the desert southwest I fear large hail as much as lightning as...
05-28-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,868
Posted By Bug Shield

I agree that this is the correct way to gain and...

I agree that this is the correct way to gain and measure wealth. This is a key tenet of books like Your Money or Your Life, The Millionaire Next Door, The Richest Man in Babylon, etc.

I'll also...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-18, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,809
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the...

I'm surprised you were still anywhere near the truck as it merged. I always try to be to the first to the other side of the intersection if I'm in the queue when the light turns green and trucks...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bug Shield

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our...

PS. Lately my wife and I are commuting on our full suspension tandem mountain bike and even though the bike has three bikepacking frame bags, I totally miss the rack/panniers of my regular commuter.
Forum: Commuting
05-13-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,366
Posted By Bug Shield

For me it's rack/panniers all the way. Some...

For me it's rack/panniers all the way.

Some panniers are easier to remove than others and that might be a factor depending on where you park your bike.

I am frankly shocked how many people...
Forum: Touring
02-11-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,534
Posted By Bug Shield

For what it's worth, my Surly ECR is a...

For what it's worth, my Surly ECR is a bikepacking rig on the weekends and (partially offroad) commuter on weekdays. I have both Logo and Vega racks for it, sometimes misusing the Vega up front...
Forum: Touring
08-07-16, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bug Shield

My friends in the bikepacking endurance races...

My friends in the bikepacking endurance races often use the SOL Escape Bivy as their _planned_ shelter so I'd say that's a pretty good endorsement. ...
Forum: Touring
08-05-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bug Shield

The flip side of this argument is that I don't...

The flip side of this argument is that I don't give my headlamp wiring a second thought as I brush bushes on the trail but have seen external wiring destroyed by same.
Forum: Touring
08-05-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bug Shield

I have several thousand miles on my mountain bike...

I have several thousand miles on my mountain bike with a somewhat similar setup -- Didn't have to drill my fork vent to route the wire through the fork, drilled the steerer tube 1/8", and drilled my...
10-01-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 4,856
Posted By Bug Shield

A bike is my preferred backup vehicle. I've...

A bike is my preferred backup vehicle. I've ridden home from three-mechanical failures and once because the keys were locked in the car. I tend to use a POS as my mountain bike hauler and I guess...
08-30-15, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By Bug Shield

My next tandem will likely be single-side drive...

My next tandem will likely be single-side drive in the hope of reducing stoker BB flex.
08-22-15, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Bug Shield

I like the no BS approach to reporting the bike...

I like the no BS approach to reporting the bike facilities as seen on the Edinburgh Castle (http://tourism.transformscotland.org.uk/edinburgh-castle/) page.

"Nearest cycle parking Absolutely no...
08-22-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Bug Shield

Car-Free Tourisim Promoted in Scotland

Mother Nature Network (http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/stories/how-scotland-championing-car-free-tourism) reports that Scotland is promoting car-free tourism via transformscotland.org.uk.
...
Forum: Southwest
08-21-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bug Shield

Andy Gilmour in Tucson seems to have a good...

Andy Gilmour in Tucson seems to have a good reputation. I'd travel to see him about something like that. Coconino Cycles in Flag seems to build quite a few also and be well respected though I don't...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,308
Posted By Bug Shield

Yes! A single-speed replaced my geared commuter...

Yes! A single-speed replaced my geared commuter and has not significantly lengthened my commute. If you have a case of upgradeitis put a dynohub and light on your bike and find it twice as useful....
Forum: Touring
08-15-15, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,525
Posted By Bug Shield

I toured with a double back when I was young and...

I toured with a double back when I was young and foolish.




Now that I'm enlightened, I run single-speed.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,183
Posted By Bug Shield

Upsides: Good shoulder, rumble-strip, scenic. ...

Upsides: Good shoulder, rumble-strip, scenic.

Downsides: Traffic is doing at least 65mph, dog encounters are frequent, the prevailing wind is a quartering headwind.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,759
Posted By Bug Shield

2:15 to 2:30/day depending on afternoon wind. I...

2:15 to 2:30/day depending on afternoon wind. I figure that I need an extra half-hour of sleep for every hour I ride. If I don't get that, it wears me down after a few days.
Forum: Commuting
08-08-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,425
Posted By Bug Shield

How long would it take to bike the whole...

How long would it take to bike the whole distance? Maybe not out of the realm of possibility?
08-02-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,291
Posted By Bug Shield

I run with several gadgets but also like...

I run with several gadgets but also like simplicity and elegance. My most ridden bikes are single-speed but one has a dynamo with head and taillamp that I usually run even during the day. Also on...
07-31-15, 09:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,727
Posted By Bug Shield

I'm really more of a commuter than car light. I...

I'm really more of a commuter than car light. I figure I have to get to work somehow and a bike seems like the right tool for the job. The fact that it keeps me active and fit are bonus.
07-31-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 975
Posted By Bug Shield

I have found Ortlieb classic and plus panniers to...

I have found Ortlieb classic and plus panniers to be bomber against mostly-blunt objects but rubbing a guard rail easily wears/melts a hole in them. It doesn't take much contact to burn a hole in...
07-26-15, 07:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,496
Posted By Bug Shield

What's your method for stitching the patch down?

What's your method for stitching the patch down?
07-26-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,496
Posted By Bug Shield

I found this video very interesting, especially...

I found this video very interesting, especially the fact that Rema endorses patching over a patch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCebwxn74ek
07-24-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,496
Posted By Bug Shield

Rema Tip Top. It's not the best patch kit, it's...

Rema Tip Top. It's not the best patch kit, it's the only patch kit.
07-21-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Bug Shield

Update on that strobe of my Luxos-B DRL while...

Update on that strobe of my Luxos-B DRL while charging with the Reacor; It doesn't go away even at higher speeds but normally stops at under 5mph. I don't think I'm going to try to run my headlamp...
07-17-15, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bug Shield

I liked the look of Peter White's pictures of the...

I liked the look of Peter White's pictures of the Shimano Flightdeck handlebar mount. I'm happy with that setup on my Luxos-B.

Mounting Lights from Peter White Cycles...
07-17-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Bug Shield

Here's a pic. I'm really happy that the Reactor...

Here's a pic. I'm really happy that the Reactor is small enough in diameter that I was able to retain my internal wiring.


A photo posted by BugShield (https://instagram.com/p/5Zs5p_Js-7/) on...
07-17-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 944
Posted By Bug Shield

Mounted mine this morning. So far, I'm...

Mounted mine this morning. So far, I'm impressed!

It will keep my Garmin 800 charging at about 7.5MPH with my Shimano DH-3D72 hub and 29+ setup.

I was a little surprised to be able to run the...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,912
Posted By Bug Shield

I've been an active to very active commuter,...

I've been an active to very active commuter, recreational cyclist, and bicycling tourist for 15-years and have never been hit.
Forum: Touring
06-27-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,983
Posted By Bug Shield

I commute 16mi on my ECR. The first couple miles...

I commute 16mi on my ECR. The first couple miles of my commute are offroad but the rest is highway. I probably put at least a couple thousand lightly-loaded miles on my 120-tpi Knards before the...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bug Shield

I just remembered that I commuted with front...

I just remembered that I commuted with front panniers on a tandem for a bit last year while my wife was commuting with me. I had nightmares about catching one on a guard-rail on narrow sections of...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,706
Posted By Bug Shield

I commute with front panniers.. on my rear rack. ...

I commute with front panniers.. on my rear rack. :)

While I would like to more evenly distribute weight by front-loading, the negative effect on handling keeps me from doing it often.

I do run...
Forum: Commuting
05-29-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By Bug Shield

Depends on the size of the book/laptop. I use a...

Depends on the size of the book/laptop. I use a pair of Ortlieb Front Rollers that are listed at 25L combined. I carry leftovers in Tupperware, clothes for the day, and a small laptop. Those...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,665
Posted By Bug Shield

I usually commute on a mountain bike. I run...

I usually commute on a mountain bike. I run tubeless with Stan's latex which works best at low pressure and does require keeping the latex fresh. Genuine Innovations tire plugs are the best thing...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bug Shield

I admit to getting a little nervous and counting...

I admit to getting a little nervous and counting seconds between the flash and the boom but don't adjust my behavior much. Usually by the time I get to go home the storms have mostly fizzled and I...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 913
Posted By Bug Shield

I was just lamenting the other day how poor the...

I was just lamenting the other day how poor the Bicycle routing is on Google Maps. I was visiting a city I lived in 15-years ago and using Google to route to a location I was interested in. Sadly,...
Forum: Commuting
01-10-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,755
Posted By Bug Shield

I voted well. We have an near-empty outdoor bike...

I voted well. We have an near-empty outdoor bike rack that I have never used. My bike stays in my office. We have shower facilities and can take a .5-hour fitness break on the clock.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By Bug Shield

Great story. How cool that your teacher made the...

Great story. How cool that your teacher made the effort to introduce you and others to cycling!
Forum: Southwest
01-10-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,187
Posted By Bug Shield

I rode a tandem on the B-Line from Payson to the...

I rode a tandem on the B-Line from Payson to the Roosevelt Lake turnoff in 2005 as part of the Greater AZ Bicycle Association ride across AZ. IIRC, there isn't much shoulder coming down to Rye but...
Forum: Commuting
12-16-14, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Bug Shield

This video should give you an idea how long they...

This video should give you an idea how long they take to mount/dismount.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z1-kBkUfps
Forum: Commuting
12-14-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 695
Posted By Bug Shield

Monday looks like a great day for a bike commute in Paris

French taxis appear to be planning to block traffic in Paris on Monday. I bet they are more effective at blocking motor traffic than bicycles.

Europe - Paris taxis set to block traffic in Uber...
12-14-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By Bug Shield

It depends on how far I'm going and with how much...

It depends on how far I'm going and with how much gear.

I dislike the additional aerodynamic drag of a bike/rack if I'm going more than a few hundred miles but fork-mounted on the roof rack is...
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