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07-20-11, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By missile meister

Thanks for the input! Now that the house is...

Thanks for the input! Now that the house is finally unpacked it's time to get the ride tuned up and start pedaling!
07-08-11, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,006
Posted By missile meister

Omaha area bike shop recommendation?

Just moved to Omaha area from California's Central Coast and looking for recommendations for a good LBS to take care of my commuter (movers weren't especially careful with any of my stuff - certainly...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,666
Posted By missile meister

+1!

+1!
Forum: Commuting
09-21-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 651
Posted By missile meister

Pretty similar to everyone else... shower in...

Pretty similar to everyone else... shower in morning, ride in, hang them up, then wear them home at end of day. Helps that I only have a little more than four miles each way... might reconsider if...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By missile meister

I've recently started using this...

I've recently started using this m-wave-double-day-tripper and really like it. Got it for the cheap price (less than $20) just to see if I would like using panniers vs the sweaty back of a backpack....
Forum: Commuting
09-03-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,602
Posted By missile meister

I like my bowl of steel-cut oatmeal, a handful of...

I like my bowl of steel-cut oatmeal, a handful of berries or banana, and coffee. I find this and my commute really help me "get going" once I get to the office (double meaning intended)... of...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 259
Posted By missile meister

Sit Bones Don't Like a Long Layoff...

First commute in months after shoulder surgery (and other interference/excuses) and the sit bones can tell! Still, good to be back on two wheels and looking forward to getting my butt back in shape...
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,322
Posted By missile meister

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Forum: Commuting
05-09-10, 09:29 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,771
Posted By missile meister

Air Force officer. My unit does operational...

Air Force officer. My unit does operational testing of the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM), everything from Command/Control software updates to test launches.
Forum: Commuting
03-06-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,755
Posted By missile meister

I have to admit I have bowed out on a windy day...

I have to admit I have bowed out on a windy day or two. Around here it's normally nice and calm in the morning, but many afternoons bring headwinds of 30-40 knots coming right off the ocean. ...
Forum: Commuting
03-06-10, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By missile meister

Not sure about being water resistant enough to...

Not sure about being water resistant enough to protect clothes worn underneath, but I use Target's C9 brand nylon pants for cooler weather damp/wet riding as they dry fast (I carry and change clothes...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-09, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,584
Posted By missile meister

As you can see, there are as many different ideas...

As you can see, there are as many different ideas as there are commuters. Ultimately, it all depends on you. The fact that you point out that you've been sedentary shows you are a bit concerned...
Forum: Commuting
10-11-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,976
Posted By missile meister

Pros: Fresh air and sun (or fog - this is the...

Pros:
Fresh air and sun (or fog - this is the Central Coast ;))
Fitness - Just enough to wake up and get the blood pumping
Fuel savings (not that significant with such a short commute - 4mi each...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,979
Posted By missile meister

Wow... honestly, I'm surprised at the long life...

Wow... honestly, I'm surprised at the long life of this thread. If anyone is keeping score, I indeed have saluted smartly and moved on. I want to thank those couple of individuals who very candidly...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,531
Posted By missile meister

Generally commute 3 days/week. Would be 5, but...

Generally commute 3 days/week. Would be 5, but Mondays and Fridays start with squadron PT (Physical Training) which doesn't leave me time to ride and still make it to the daily production meeting...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-09, 08:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,979
Posted By missile meister

Like I said, being active duty I should probably...

Like I said, being active duty I should probably give it more credence and don't really mean to minimize the importance of AT/FP practices, but it just seems a little over the top. It's not like I...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,979
Posted By missile meister

Bicycle Terror Threat...Seriously?!

I probably should give this more credence, but sometimes our Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection guys on base really outdo themselves. I arrived at the office the other day to see the bike rack outside...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,914
Posted By missile meister

I take my time... Alarm at 0500. Snooze at 0505....

I take my time... Alarm at 0500. Snooze at 0505. Snooze at 0510. Up at 0515. Bathroom/shower/dress and hit the kitchen about 0535. Let the dogs out back, start the coffee and oatmeal (steel cut...
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,038
Posted By missile meister

I think lots of things, but with my luck I'd...

I think lots of things, but with my luck I'd probably be popping-off at the Wing Commander's wife! Discretion is indeed the better part of valor... particularly when riding on base.
Forum: Commuting
09-27-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By missile meister

:thumb:I've tried to make that exact point to...

:thumb:I've tried to make that exact point to her, but after the glare I got I figured if pulling up my side of the covers helps keep the peace, I guess it's simple enough.:love:
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By missile meister

Nothing really close, but it does make me crazy...

Nothing really close, but it does make me crazy when I could swear they looked me straight in the eye before pulling out in front of me. Doesn't happen much, but I have the benefit of being on a...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,168
Posted By missile meister

Checklist? Not really (which feels kind of...

Checklist? Not really (which feels kind of unnatural for an ICBM operator). Pack the bag the night before with T-shirt, boot socks, and boxer briefs (keep my uniform and boots at the office). In...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,316
Posted By missile meister

No computer... MapMyRun gives me anywhere from...

No computer... MapMyRun gives me anywhere from 13.5 - 15mph depending... I only encounter two stop signs and no lights so stopping is negligible. Real difference is direction...coastal living means...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,904
Posted By missile meister

I'm an Air Force missileer (i.e. ICBM launch...

I'm an Air Force missileer (i.e. ICBM launch officer). My former avatar was a pic of a Peacekeeper ICBM test launch, the system I operated before it was deactivated. Now I'm involved in testing of...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-09, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By missile meister

Just like RiverCityCyclis, I was damned impressed...

Just like RiverCityCyclis, I was damned impressed to see the Suicidal Tendencies T-Shirt! Took me way back to when all I wanted was a Pepsi, and she wouldn't give it to me!!! Sweet lookin' ride!
Forum: Commuting
07-14-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,189
Posted By missile meister

What makes that even funnier is the fact that we...

What makes that even funnier is the fact that we launch Minuteman III ICBMs for testing! Now I can only picture him riding the warhead in like Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove - only in spandex!
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By missile meister

Yep, usually leftovers or a salad with some...

Yep, usually leftovers or a salad with some chicken, turkey, or ham (I am one meat-eating hippie!) though we have burritos/tacos often enough in my house that the makings often are the leftovers! ...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 06:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,189
Posted By missile meister

I wondered about how credible my vote would be as...

I wondered about how credible my vote would be as well (USAF in my case) but decided I would chime in. Can't say how prevalent it is across base, but there are 2-4 bikes in the rack every day at my...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 12:05 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,757
Posted By missile meister

ICBM Test Operations Officer in the USAF - mostly...

ICBM Test Operations Officer in the USAF - mostly desk with the occasional 80 ft climb down a ladder!
Forum: Commuting
06-10-08, 12:03 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,757
Posted By missile meister

ICBM Test Operations Officer in the USAF - mostly...

ICBM Test Operations Officer in the USAF - mostly desk with the occasional 80 ft climb down a ladder!
Forum: Commuting
10-21-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By missile meister

Rotator Cuff tear - do I have to stay off the bike?

I've been off my bike for almost three weeks now and I'm going nuts. MRI showed a full-thickness tendon tear in my shoulder and it's been hurting like hell. I don't see the ortho for another three...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-07, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,950
Posted By missile meister

I was glad to see your post - I use the same bike...

I was glad to see your post - I use the same bike and was looking at the Megarack - before your review, anyway. I'll anxiously watch for anyone else's advice on this as I'm getting tired of the...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,210
Posted By missile meister

I don't ride much other than my commute but try...

I don't ride much other than my commute but try to run 3-4 miles plus 100+ crunches 3-5 times a week [Should be doing push-ups too, but bum shoulder for last couple months says no]. Being in the...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By missile meister

I commute in uniform almost every day (normal...

I commute in uniform almost every day (normal uniform is a flight suit, but I prefer to ride in BDUs) and will second the comments on BDUs. The winter weights are definitely warm, but if you can...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-07, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By missile meister

Still a newbie, too, but for the last month I...

Still a newbie, too, but for the last month I have been really happy with my 2008 Specialized Crossroads Sport. My back likes the upright position and front suspension, my butt likes the...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-07, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By missile meister

Makes me damned glad to be commuting on a...

Makes me damned glad to be commuting on a military installation. If I were to get ripped off by one of my brothers/sisters in arms, there's a lot more wrong than just losing my ride! Every morning...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-07, 09:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,721
Posted By missile meister

Good talk, Russ.

Good talk, Russ.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,540
Posted By missile meister

Coyote scurried off the side of the road as I...

Coyote scurried off the side of the road as I approached.

Doe and fawn that didn't scurry off another mile down the road.

Rolling towards the office the other day and seeing the wall of marine...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,498
Posted By missile meister

Thanks for the inputs. I guess my concern was...

Thanks for the inputs. I guess my concern was the location of the seat stay brazeons. Since they're a fair bit lower than the top of the wheel I wasn't sure how to level the rack. Looking at the...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-07, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,498
Posted By missile meister

rear rack advice for comfort bike

New to bike commuting and new around here - forgive me for any breach of ettiquette. I'm looking to start a 3-4 mile-each-way commute with a 2008 Specialized Expedition Sport and want to outfit it...
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