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Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,492
Posted By ckaspar

I have a Belt Drive. Just bought it from REI a...

I have a Belt Drive. Just bought it from REI a few weeks back. Scott SUB 10. Was like $750, I got the 2013 model. It's bright ass green. You might have to go into REI stores to find them. I...
05-19-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By ckaspar

Thanks for the direction folks. I'll have to...

Thanks for the direction folks. I'll have to give those other shops a visit. I am open to driving so I might even hit up the shop in Santa Clarita.
05-18-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By ckaspar

Well...I did mention my area, "the LBC". ...

Well...I did mention my area, "the LBC".

Also, I am not looking for someone to do leg work for me. I was looking for recommendations on other smaller shops that I may not be aware of or that...
05-16-14, 03:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By ckaspar

I was hoping there would be other shops around to...

I was hoping there would be other shops around to try that I was not aware of.

Thank you though.
05-16-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By ckaspar

Looking for a bike shop

Wassup party people of So Cal?

I've been bike commuting for a few years now and I think it is time for a new ride. I've been looking around for bike shops that will have what I am looking for. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-14, 03:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,659
Posted By ckaspar

I rode with a trailer for the first time on...

I rode with a trailer for the first time on Friday. There is only one spot on my commute where I cross lanes to turn left. Normally I have to 'fight' my way over there. On Friday, as soon as I...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 01:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By ckaspar

I've got these.Amazon.com : Shimano PD-M424 SPD...

I've got these.Amazon.com : Shimano PD-M424 SPD Pedal (9/16-Inch, Black/Silver) : Bike Pedals : Sports & Outdoors...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 01:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,739
Posted By ckaspar

What is shaving?

What is shaving?
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,168
Posted By ckaspar

I borrowed a bike trailer on Friday to experiment...

I borrowed a bike trailer on Friday to experiment with riding my dog to work in one. I didn't even notice any looks. Kinda makes my point of my post.
Forum: Commuting
05-05-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 21,168
Posted By ckaspar

My .02 When I started I didn't want to be...

My .02

When I started I didn't want to be that nerd riding around with "all that crap" on my bike. It was regular clothes and a backpack. After about a week of doing 10 miles in Dickies and a...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-14, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By ckaspar

When I started my lower back would kill me, I...

When I started my lower back would kill me, I already have lower back problems, so I went to the bike shop and the mechanic told me to "ride it out". A few rides later the back pain went away. I...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-13, 02:29 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By ckaspar

Sounds good. Kind of what I figured. Thanks!

Sounds good. Kind of what I figured. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
02-21-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,523
Posted By ckaspar

Etiquette When locking a bike up

I've been commuting for nearly a year but have only recently gotten a lock. Since then I've been doing a little more stopping at places to perform "Honey do" chores. Most of the places don't have...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By ckaspar

Anyone Playing Ingress?

It's been about 2 weeks since I started playing the new game from Google, Ingress, and was curious if anyone else is playing it on their regular commutes.

I won't get into details of the game...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 975
Posted By ckaspar

How much have you spent on the several bikes you...

How much have you spent on the several bikes you have purchased and gotten rid of? You have to be somewhere in the range of a really nice bike that will suit all your needs. If you had taken the...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By ckaspar

+2

+2
Forum: Commuting
11-15-12, 01:19 PM
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By ckaspar

I got these: ...

I got these:

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1035343_-1_400904_400013_400237

Only had one puncture in over 2k miles and I ride through some nasty business. I swear...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By ckaspar

chefissac gave me a challenge to ride 420 miles...

chefissac gave me a challenge to ride 420 miles this month. I'm gonna need to add some miles to my commute because I am not riding as far as I used to during summer, darn kids and getting dropped...
11-13-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By ckaspar

Brave was meant to be sarcastic BTW.

Brave was meant to be sarcastic BTW.
11-12-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By ckaspar

Brave youtube poster

This dimwit decided to make a video admonishing cyclists for riding on the road and for using helmet mounted cameras.

From the looks of the responses we as cyclists are getting a lot of support.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,887
Posted By ckaspar

http://www.etsy.com/

http://www.etsy.com/
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By ckaspar

I have yet to experience the "leaf phenomenon" in...

I have yet to experience the "leaf phenomenon" in Cali. But I'll pay more attention now.
11-09-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By ckaspar

So the extra weight isn't my rack but it is my...

So the extra weight isn't my rack but it is my gut? Perhaps!!
11-09-12, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By ckaspar

Ya, today was more of a fluke for now and...

Ya, today was more of a fluke for now and panniers are in the works. The load was so high I actually had to take my saddle bag off because my other bag was right up under my seat.

Tire pressures...
11-09-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By ckaspar

Interesting wobble

Today, while commuting to work, I was on a paved riverbed trail that I take all the time. I sat up and rode with no hands for a bit, which I also do all the time. Something different happened this...
11-09-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By ckaspar

Ya well....My "cold ride" today consisted of 61*...

Ya well....My "cold ride" today consisted of 61* temps. My family already thinks I am nuts for riding in that kind of weather. Sub zero and I would freeze to death or they would lock me up in the...
11-09-12, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By ckaspar

Wowee. So pretty. It is images like this that...

Wowee. So pretty. It is images like this that make me sad I live in Sunny So. Cal. but then being a 32 year So. Cal. resident I am pretty sure I would freeze to death the second I walked outside if...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,640
Posted By ckaspar

That's funny.

That's funny.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,640
Posted By ckaspar

Every construction light I have ever seen is...

Every construction light I have ever seen is pointed directly at traffic letting them know something is up.

Regarding emergency vehicle lights, have you ever been pulled over my a cop? Those...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-12, 11:18 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 8,640
Posted By ckaspar

I have yet to see a solid construction warning...

I have yet to see a solid construction warning light or emergency vehicle light. A little flashing from a bike should be manageable for a driver to handle.
11-08-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,267
Posted By ckaspar

Someone on a bike should ride by her while on the...

Someone on a bike should ride by her while on the sidewalk and yell at her to "get on the road."
Forum: Commuting
11-08-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 722
Posted By ckaspar

Certainly had to be air from the reservoir and...

Certainly had to be air from the reservoir and when you flipped it and pulled the handle you pushed the air into the lines. Standing upright at work allowed the air to return to its highest point.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-12, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By ckaspar

Better than that one time you do need them but...

Better than that one time you do need them but don't have them and you end up falling and cracking your clavicle or something. Then you'll think, "Why didn't I have those studded tires on?"
11-08-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By ckaspar

What is this "snow" you speak of??

What is this "snow" you speak of??
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 11:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

True but I didn't say themed. It was colored. ...

True but I didn't say themed. It was colored. Gotta be some thing orange, brown, yellow or red down there too.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

Let's change it up and do your bike with a Fall...

Let's change it up and do your bike with a Fall colored background.

Happy hunting.

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Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

Imagine the discussions that happened when people...

Imagine the discussions that happened when people were developing Monopoly!! :lol:
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 05:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

I'll find one on the way home and post up if...

I'll find one on the way home and post up if nobody else has.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,031
Posted By ckaspar

Not intending to turn this into a political...

Not intending to turn this into a political debate but doesn't Germany allow the ownership of guns?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_politics_in_Germany

Now to the topic...

I now have over...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,291
Posted By ckaspar

How much traffic are you encountering there? ...

How much traffic are you encountering there? Seems a fairly quiet road and being only 2 lanes I would probably do what I suggested anyhow and dismount and walk across or post up in the last driveway...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By ckaspar

Interesting idea acid but I have to say that guy...

Interesting idea acid but I have to say that guy rides like a jerk!

Nothing terribly eventful happens on my rides. I wish I could contribute.
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,577
Posted By ckaspar

Voting rules for Utah:"Employees who do not have...

Voting rules for Utah:"Employees who do not have 3 consecutive hours when not required to be at work during the hours polls are open are entitled to up to 2 paid hours leave to vote. The employee...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 11:47 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,291
Posted By ckaspar

How would a pedestrian cross the street if he...

How would a pedestrian cross the street if he needed to get to the other side? The reason I ask is that you can always ride to that spot then dismount and walk. Now you are a pedestrian and may be...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=18891 ...

http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=18891

I added the part of tag using a part of your photo as the tag for the next to keep with the theme of the tag game. In this game it was simply what you...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-12, 10:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,145
Posted By ckaspar

I would NOT suggest rubbing it to warm it up. ...

I would NOT suggest rubbing it to warm it up. That is for sure. :eek::eek::eek: :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,995
Posted By ckaspar

Having never done anything like this but...

Having never done anything like this but something similar on a photography website might I suggest that the new tag relate to the photo you took. It made for some interesting transitions between...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 45,102
Posted By ckaspar

MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843...

MNBikeCommuter(MN)____________________7843 (11053)
Silk (BC/CAN)_________________________6856
dschue5(MN)___________________________6260 (10,389 total)
buzzbee (CA) _________________________6044...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,082
Posted By ckaspar

That's a bummer man. Only a few options really. ...

That's a bummer man. Only a few options really.

1. Don't ride
2. Come to terms with the fear and realize even the bus could have issues causing a wreck
3. Slow down on the hills. No need to...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By ckaspar

Yes it is and I so want to play with the full...

Yes it is and I so want to play with the full version in Lightroom or Photoshop. I love the patterns the line of the bikes make.
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