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Forum: Commuting
01-09-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Well for the first time ever I forgot to wear my...

Well for the first time ever I forgot to wear my helmet. As soon as I realized this I nearly ate it on some ice. Guess I won't forget tomorrow.
Forum: Commuting
12-21-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,207
Posted By bikedaddy

I don't know if it is just where I live but I...

I don't know if it is just where I live but I can't imagine anyone ever having issues with me riding in all weather. Luckily I live where I see at least a few other cyclists no matter what time of...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,232
Posted By bikedaddy

but we are all going to try our hardest to be the...

but we are all going to try our hardest to be the first that does.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 995
Posted By bikedaddy

I feel like I am not in a hurry anymore when I am...

I feel like I am not in a hurry anymore when I am in my car. I do also notice other cyclists more. I give them plenty of space but I think I get more pissed when I see cyclists doing stupid things....
Forum: Commuting
09-17-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By bikedaddy

Fall and winter are my favorite time of year....

Fall and winter are my favorite time of year. Can't wait but I can do with out any blizzards this year.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 09:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By bikedaddy

Eventaully will all be migrating up there when...

Eventaully will all be migrating up there when the 130 degree summers hit! See you soon.
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 09:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,385
Posted By bikedaddy

I have had more close calls in the supermarket...

I have had more close calls in the supermarket than on the roads and MUPs combined. It's every grandma for themselves in those places... and no I don't where my helmet in the supermarket. Go ahead...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 10:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,859
Posted By bikedaddy

If you are commuting to high school you must have...

If you are commuting to high school you must have a pretty good head on your shoulders. Keep it up and enjoy yourself!
Forum: Commuting
08-28-07, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,085
Posted By bikedaddy

I prefer 32 to 55F or so. I'm a big guy and...

I prefer 32 to 55F or so.

I'm a big guy and must have some insulation. On cold days I am much more underdressed than other cyclists I see.
Forum: Commuting
08-17-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,470
Posted By bikedaddy

Off topic ... but a bike/kayak commute sounds...

Off topic ... but a bike/kayak commute sounds sweet!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,891
Posted By bikedaddy

While I find his statement to be a bit silly, I...

While I find his statement to be a bit silly, I have a feeling a lot of Americans out there would agree. Sad.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 02:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 17,569
Posted By bikedaddy

Good idea. Good idea . I would...

Good idea.


Good idea .


I would weigh 500 pounds if I did this.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

2-5 inches of rain fell in the span of a couple...

2-5 inches of rain fell in the span of a couple hours last night. Part of the path was flooded but I went through anyway (not moving and not deep). Good fun but now I have wet shoes all day.
07-30-07, 08:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,087
Posted By bikedaddy

I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of...

I myself dabbled in pacifism once. Not in 'Nam of course.
07-29-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,030
Posted By bikedaddy

The American football coach at my high school...

The American football coach at my high school often told me I was a communist for playing soccer. He was not joking. Back to topic:

I vote for ignoring letters such as these and going for a ride.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

Clown shoes are my vice.

Clown shoes are my vice.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 02:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

The study is valid as far as studies go of women...

The study is valid as far as studies go of women cycling in the UK. I would consider any study done on cycling in the US/Canada more likely to be meaningful here in the US/Canada. Also mainstream...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 01:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

I'm not sure you can conclude this from one...

I'm not sure you can conclude this from one study. I am also saying that the situation may not be the same here in the US. I know nothing about cycling/driving in the UK.

All I am saying is one...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 01:17 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

Well who are you? The word police?;) Anyway...

Well who are you? The word police?;) Anyway haven't numerous studies found smoking to be harmful to health. Can you not then apply those results to decisions in your life or in a whole society for...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

What is a lorry? A bus? Also is this stupy...

What is a lorry? A bus?

Also is this stupy applicable to the roads of the US. I guess when I think about it most women cyclists I see actually wait at traffic signals which is not true for the...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 11:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,185
Posted By bikedaddy

There is an intersection on my commute where I...

There is an intersection on my commute where I often run the red due because the sensors won't trip. I am going straight. There is also a heavily used RTOL which prevents me from sneaking over to...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-07, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

I took my stupid pills this morning. Making...

I took my stupid pills this morning.

Making a right turn I after a small decline I decided not to slow down at all. Ended up in the oncoming left turn lane nearly running into a car. Oh and then a...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By bikedaddy

I grew up in Virginia and really didn't mind the...

I grew up in Virginia and really didn't mind the humidity. Summers were almost always 80 - 90 percent or higher. I've now lived in Colorado for 10 years and I feel like dying when humidity is greater...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-07, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 983
Posted By bikedaddy

I am starting swim class with my 2yo in a couple...

I am starting swim class with my 2yo in a couple weeks and can't wait to show of my awesome tan. I'm sure all the moms will go crazy!

Now getting off track... does anyone else cringe when they see...
06-27-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By bikedaddy

I noticed a lot more people on bikes up here in...

I noticed a lot more people on bikes up here in Fort Collins today. Hopefully, a few of them will keep doing it everyday.
Forum: Commuting
06-25-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,538
Posted By bikedaddy

So I really see no point to this thread but...

So I really see no point to this thread but thought I would post anyway...

Who cares about stupid percantages and statistics? I live in a mid-sized city with a large university and above-average...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Well no riding today since it is the weekend and...

Well no riding today since it is the weekend and I don't ride for fun in 95 dgree weather.

I did hit 1000 miles for the year this week so I am excited. This upcoming week is bike-to-work week...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Yesterday was 97 degrees on the way. Yeah... I...

Yesterday was 97 degrees on the way. Yeah... I was pouring sweat.

I also went over a speed bump a bit to fast and the hook and snap for my pannier both broke. I managed to rig it to get it home...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By bikedaddy

I think the motorists here in town are spoiled by...

I think the motorists here in town are spoiled by all the bike lanes. I love them but maybe since I'm supposedly not paying for them... they should get rid of them and I'll just ride VC style. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By bikedaddy

Thanks for the replies all. I think we need...

Thanks for the replies all.

I think we need to encourage more cycist to be on the roads. . Insurance and increased taxes would discourage that. I think people that complain about these situations...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,465
Posted By bikedaddy

I've learned that speed bumps aren't meant to...

I've learned that speed bumps aren't meant to speed over on a bike unless you want broken spokes and for your pannier to fall off.

Overall, I think I've learned to be more patient when I am in my...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 801
Posted By bikedaddy

Accident Insurance Question?

I'm having a bit of discussion with someone who believes that cyclists are a bunch of uninsured free loaders who should have to pay extra taxes to for bike lanes and paths, etc.

I am arguing that...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

So just when I'm riding pretty high on my horse,...

So just when I'm riding pretty high on my horse, passing every grandma and twelve year-old out there - some roadie has to blow by me and put me back in place. Oh well.. at least he told me to enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,836
Posted By bikedaddy

Count me in! 230lbs. Down from 260 last August. I...

Count me in! 230lbs. Down from 260 last August. I have put in around 2000 miles since August and just replaced my rear wheel. It got sick of carrying my fat butt around.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-07, 12:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By bikedaddy

I think I've gotten out of the saddle maybe a few...

I think I've gotten out of the saddle maybe a few times to push in the last year. Then again, I am a giant with redwoods for legs so I don't always feel that the extra effort is needed.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,139
Posted By bikedaddy

You can officially be a commuter when you send me...

You can officially be a commuter when you send me 5 dollars in the mail. This goes for everyone.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-07, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Well no commute today. I discovered yet another...

Well no commute today. I discovered yet another broken spoke. I will stop by the LBS on the way home and get some extra spokes but I'm getting tired of fixing this problem and wonder if I need a new...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-07, 08:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By bikedaddy

I have a Trek 7100 and am glad I started with it...

I have a Trek 7100 and am glad I started with it instead of a road bike. We just had one of our worst winters in a very long time and I'm glad I wasn't on a road bike. However, now that it is nice...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By bikedaddy

I also wanted to note that this was along a...

I also wanted to note that this was along a street with bike lanes in both directions.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 02:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,213
Posted By bikedaddy

I don't know how bike-friendly the city you live...

I don't know how bike-friendly the city you live in is but I think here (and other places like Boulder, Portland, OR, the Bay Area) some negative press couldn't be created in relation to a company...
Forum: Commuting
05-26-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By bikedaddy

Almost hit a cyclist

EDIT: Change right to left

So this morning was a beautiful morning and we took the 3 kids to a park to have some outdoor fun. I did notice many cyclists out this morning including many (way too...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-07, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 682
Posted By bikedaddy

Twice this year by the same pug in my...

Twice this year by the same pug in my neighborhood. He gave up both times when I started going up the hill to my place. Dogs these days are so lazy...
Forum: Commuting
05-24-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Due to my untrued rear wheel I basically loosened...

Due to my untrued rear wheel I basically loosened my rear brakes so they are not usable. I will go out tonight and get the correct size spoke wrench. However, it made me realize how little I actually...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-07, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Well I just spent a week in Portland, OR (so many...

Well I just spent a week in Portland, OR (so many people on bikes!) and today was my first day back on the bike. Rear wheel is very out of true so I'll have to work on that.
Forum: Commuting
05-23-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By bikedaddy

The last mile of my cummute is on a MUP. There...

The last mile of my cummute is on a MUP. There are probably a could of road options I could use to bypass this but I enjoy it. I will usually say 'on your left' and pass without incident. If their...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-07, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 921,606
Posted By bikedaddy

Well today was my last commute for a week. The...

Well today was my last commute for a week. The wife and I are flying out to Portland, OR for a little vacation. I'm hoping my brother-in-law might have a bike I can tool around on. Maybe I'll see...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-07, 12:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,149
Posted By bikedaddy

Yeah me either. I'm way to harcore for that...

Yeah me either. I'm way to harcore for that nonsense! Most of the time I will flip the bird to all the cagers who were there before me too.

Seriously though... I like what DJ said about...
Forum: Commuting
05-13-07, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By bikedaddy

I didn't start until the of August last year but...

I didn't start until the of August last year but did have one 100 ride. I've been thinking that the 80s we've been having lately are too much. I'm not a big fan of summer heat. Between 60-70 degrees...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-07, 12:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 733
Posted By bikedaddy

In the less than a year that I hve been...

In the less than a year that I hve been commuting:

1 rattlesnake
1 cat
A couple squirrels
Lots of bunnies
Forum: Commuting
05-10-07, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,664
Posted By bikedaddy

I like to think Fort Collins is a nice compromise...

I like to think Fort Collins is a nice compromise between Boulder (very liberal) and the Springs (very conservative). Great bike trails and bike lanes on most roads. I very very rarely ever have...
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