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Forum: Commuting
08-05-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,218
Posted By DireWolfNC

This was my old commuter rig. I called her the...

This was my old commuter rig. I called her the Millenium Falcon of bikes. She didn't look like much, but she had it where it counted....
Forum: Commuting
10-16-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,162
Posted By DireWolfNC

I have reflective sidewalls on my bike...

I have reflective sidewalls on my bike (Continental Contact II), as well as several FLECTR products I have picked up via their Kickstarter campaigns (FLECTR 360 OMNI on the rims, FLECTR VORTEX on my...
Forum: Southeast
09-28-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By DireWolfNC

As far as I know, there's no law in NC that...

As far as I know, there's no law in NC that requires bicyclists to ride single file, nor is there a law that gives cyclists the right to ride two or more abreast. I think courtesy is the key here. ...
Forum: Southeast
09-21-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By DireWolfNC

New ordinance in Woodfin, NC

There's a new Woodfin ordinance in effect. I saw a sign on Riverside Drive across the road from the riverside park between Old Leicester Hwy and Elk Mountain Dr stating that "Bicyclists must ride...
08-10-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By DireWolfNC

The wheel looks flawless. The rest of the bike...

The wheel looks flawless. The rest of the bike was in good condition (which leads me to believe it wasn't thrown from a moving vehicle).
08-10-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,530
Posted By DireWolfNC

Anyone want to take a guess what happened here?

I maintain the mountain bikes for a Boy Scout camp, and have seen quite a few broken bikes, but I finally found one that takes the cake. I am offsite, and depend on the guys working with the kids to...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,035
Posted By DireWolfNC

I live in Asheville, NC, and there are hills (and...

I live in Asheville, NC, and there are hills (and mountains) everywhere. Fortunately for me, my office is right on the French Broad River, so once I get to the river, things are fairly easy. My...
04-07-09, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,145
Posted By DireWolfNC

I use a hemostat (surgical clamp) to clamp a...

I use a hemostat (surgical clamp) to clamp a cable while I tighten the brakes or the derailleurs. I loosen the pinch bolt, pull the cable to the desired tightness (sometimes with a pair of pliers or...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By DireWolfNC

The HR people at my company told me I had to...

The HR people at my company told me I had to claim it on my individual taxes. I told them that wasn't the way I read it, but they insisted that they looked into it and that's the way it it really...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-09, 10:50 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 34,412
Posted By DireWolfNC

A) Occupation - wastewater engineer for municipal...

A) Occupation - wastewater engineer for municipal sewer district

B) Commuting Distance - 8.5 miles in the morning, 10-20 in the afternoon

C) When at work I b) change clothes/clean up

D)...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By DireWolfNC

Although this may not be an option for everyone,...

Although this may not be an option for everyone, I bring my work clothes in a backpack everyday and change in my office. I leave my work shoes at the office and wear riding shoes and riding clothes...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,155
Posted By DireWolfNC

8.5 miles in the morning, 6-20 miles in the...

8.5 miles in the morning, 6-20 miles in the afternoon depending on what I feel like. A moderately hilly route down to the river side, then gently rolling terrain for about 2 miles along the river,...
02-13-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,100
Posted By DireWolfNC

I actually just went through this repair on a...

I actually just went through this repair on a 2002 Specialized Hard Rock. I was replacing the cables on my brakes, and found that one of the housings on the front brake was cracked. I stopped off...
Forum: Southeast
02-02-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By DireWolfNC

I always enjoy riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...

I always enjoy riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Starting at Brevard Road (NC 191) and "North" on the parkway (which is actually East for a good long while) takes you around the southern and eastern...
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