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05-11-15, 04:06 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 16,457
Posted By Fishmonger

Try it out and see how safe you feel. From...

Try it out and see how safe you feel.

From experience, I feel safest with a single earbud in my right ear.

My commute is fairly dull and I'm bored with it, so if I'm listening to something...
04-01-15, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Fishmonger

I noticed a bike leaning against a local church...

I noticed a bike leaning against a local church for more than 3 weeks, so I called the non-emergency number for the police department. They took down my info and sent out a trooper to pick it up. A...
03-15-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Fishmonger

Fitbit charge HR accuracy

Any of you that have this device, how accurate have you found it to be while biking? An looking into buying one, but is it worth it?
Forum: Commuting
03-06-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 153,918
Posted By Fishmonger

I extended my usual commute from 6 miles to 14....

I extended my usual commute from 6 miles to 14. It was a nice morning for it out here in Utah. While you in the east are miserable, this is our warmest and dryest winter on record.
Forum: Touring
03-04-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 738
Posted By Fishmonger

I live about 45 miles away from their store here...

I live about 45 miles away from their store here in Utah, so I particularly love them because their free (slow) shipping always gets here next day. In fact, I have ordered something at 8 p.m. and got...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,180
Posted By Fishmonger

Your knees.

Your knees.
02-20-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,715
Posted By Fishmonger

In all reality I can understand how people don't...

In all reality I can understand how people don't see much connection between cars and bikes, but if motorcycles can do it, then why not bikes?
02-20-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,715
Posted By Fishmonger

Should bikes be allowed in Drive-thrus?

Want a meal on 2 wheels? Utah may halt bikes in drive-thrus | KSL.com (http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=33542630)

I've been chastised as I went through a drive-thru on my bike to pick up...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,623
Posted By Fishmonger

Sorry guys, but I can't help it. English teacher...

Sorry guys, but I can't help it. English teacher here.

I agree you need the proper subject/verb agreement, but the subject is not necessarily the word insults. The subject is the act of insults...
Forum: Commuting
02-04-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,204
Posted By Fishmonger

I'm going to change the question back to the...

I'm going to change the question back to the subject line of the original post.

How much money would it take for me to give up riding (completely)?

I love my bike, but I have many other...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,122
Posted By Fishmonger

After a long ride, sometimes I wish I were a...

After a long ride, sometimes I wish I were a eunuch.
01-14-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,431
Posted By Fishmonger

Do you have a heart rate monitor? I never worry...

Do you have a heart rate monitor? I never worry about speed on hills, especially when I'm just working out--only how hard my heart is working. Just figure out your target heart rate and try to stay...
01-14-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,473
Posted By Fishmonger

What are mountain lions riding these days? ...

What are mountain lions riding these days?

Sorry, Rod. I couldn't help myself.

Riding at night is always dangerous. Invest in REALLY good lights if you haven't already. I frequently commute...
01-12-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By Fishmonger

Riding on someone's wheel in a CX race is a great...

Riding on someone's wheel in a CX race is a great way to tangle up your bike and meet a tree. There are too many starts and stops, with unanticipated complications in the course many times. I don't...
01-12-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 924
Posted By Fishmonger

http://blog.machinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2...

http://blog.machinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/john-deere-bicycle-lawnmower.jpg
Forum: Commuting
01-12-15, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,776
Posted By Fishmonger

When I was new to commuting I lost my pride. ...

When I was new to commuting I lost my pride.

I was running late because I had voted in the morning and I turned too sharp into the school parking lot. I clipped my pedal on the asphalt and wiped...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,150
Posted By Fishmonger

I tend to change my route or time of my commute...

I tend to change my route or time of my commute to increase my safety. For example, in the summer I ride with the sun at my back during sunrise/sunset, if I can help it, so that cars with dirty...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,855
Posted By Fishmonger

I'm going to be unhelpful and say, "Grow a...

I'm going to be unhelpful and say, "Grow a beard."

I ditched my balaclava 2 years ago and haven't looked back.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,407
Posted By Fishmonger

Educator.

Educator.
01-06-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,061
Posted By Fishmonger

Isaiah, there's a perfectly good sidewalk right...

Isaiah, there's a perfectly good sidewalk right next to you. Get off the road and onto the sidewalk where you belong!

You put that car in DANGER of getting a dent in its fender. You disgust me.
Forum: Commuting
01-06-15, 09:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,441
Posted By Fishmonger

I'm a high school teacher and I've always been...

I'm a high school teacher and I've always been allowed to stash my bike behind my desk in my classroom. It is incredibly secure that way, and my students see how often I ride and in what conditions....
01-05-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Fishmonger

Whenever I'm suffering from allergies or a cold,...

Whenever I'm suffering from allergies or a cold, a short bike ride or a run usually makes me feel better. I figure that just getting my blood and lungs pumping causes some of the crud to come up that...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-15, 12:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By Fishmonger

I've been off the bike for almost 4 weeks. Most...

I've been off the bike for almost 4 weeks. Most of that time I've been off from work, and the rest I just drove because I was too lazy to fix my flat. The real culprit was that I didn't feel like...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-14, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,557
Posted By Fishmonger

We were a 1-car family (with 2 kids) for about a...

We were a 1-car family (with 2 kids) for about a year and a half. On crazy snow days I would take the car and she would just stay home with the kids. Or I would run the 5 miles to work and she would...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,904
Posted By Fishmonger

I tried a new route to my school this morning...

I tried a new route to my school this morning (I'm a teacher) and got buzzed by a school bus. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
11-24-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,247
Posted By Fishmonger

How long is your commute? If it is a short...

How long is your commute? If it is a short commute of less than 10 miles, you're really looking at a small difference of only a few minutes between the bikes. Go with the more comfortable ride. If...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-14, 12:12 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,941
Posted By Fishmonger

"Alive without breath As cold as death Never...

"Alive without breath
As cold as death
Never thirsting, ever drinking
Clad in mail, never clinking.
Drowns on dry land
Thinks an island
Is a mountain,
Thinks a fountain
Is a puff of air
So...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-14, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,972
Posted By Fishmonger

:thumb: Love it! I'm going to be in Cali...

:thumb: Love it!

I'm going to be in Cali this week. I wanted to bring my bike with me to check out riding in a more cycling-friendly area, but I'm flying there, so it won't work out. Too bad. We...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-14, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,972
Posted By Fishmonger

I wish I saw another commuter now and then. Where...

I wish I saw another commuter now and then. Where I live, I only ever see roadies occasionally. I wave to them, but they usually ignore me because I'm wearing a shirt and tie instead of lycra.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Fishmonger

Awesome. Thanks for everyone's input. I...

Awesome. Thanks for everyone's input.

I think I like the Contigo for the lid and ease of washing. Can't wait to try it out!
Forum: Commuting
11-14-14, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 690
Posted By Fishmonger

Best hot drinks mug / holder combo?

My wife has already given up Christmas shopping for me this year. I commute through the winter, and I asked her to get me some kind of insulated, drinkable thermos for hot drinks and an appropriate...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By Fishmonger

Ah! The soft crunching of snow under your tires,...

Ah! The soft crunching of snow under your tires, and the rest of the sleeping world muffled by the snowfall around you. Peace and happiness!
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By Fishmonger

Last year I rode through Utah winter exclusively...

Last year I rode through Utah winter exclusively on my cyclocross. My stubbies were amazing, though skinny. I only ever slipped on an icy bike path, and I was just testing my limits then and...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-14, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By Fishmonger

This thread makes me sad. I thought fat bikes...

This thread makes me sad. I thought fat bikes were the bees knees of winter commuting.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-14, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By Fishmonger

I wear a merino wool sweater. My commute is less...

I wear a merino wool sweater. My commute is less than 30 minutes, so I don't mind getting a little wet. I'll stay warm.
Forum: Commuting
11-10-14, 02:38 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,140
Posted By Fishmonger

I don't ride my bike to save the world. I do it...

I don't ride my bike to save the world. I do it because I enjoy it.

If the world is a little healthier because of me - awesome!

If I'm not making an ounce of difference because global warming...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,904
Posted By Fishmonger

This morning was windy - probably 25 mph gusts. ...

This morning was windy - probably 25 mph gusts.

The first mile and a half was pretty crazy with the crosswinds, but the next 4 miles were almost all tailwinds. Then it started to hail, and I was...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,200
Posted By Fishmonger

At last, another who appreciates the versatility...

At last, another who appreciates the versatility of drinkable chocolates.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,904
Posted By Fishmonger

I drove today. Frost is sneaking up the...

I drove today. Frost is sneaking up the windshield. That actually made me happy because soon it won't be any faster for me to drive than ride, with the 10-15 minutes it will take to scrape and warm...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,056
Posted By Fishmonger

I also wear this cool thing called a beard. It...

I also wear this cool thing called a beard. It keeps my face warm all the time.
Forum: Commuting
11-03-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,056
Posted By Fishmonger

I bought a motorcycle helmet for those really...

I bought a motorcycle helmet for those really cold, snowy days, when my eyes feel like they're going to implode and there's a sharp pain on the ridge of my nose. I used to wear snowboarding goggles,...
10-24-14, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,514
Posted By Fishmonger

Unless you have an extra wheel set to swap out...

Unless you have an extra wheel set to swap out quickly, it's not worth it to have studded tires. I just have a really nice set of knobbies, and I've never fallen on ice. I have deliberately found...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,315
Posted By Fishmonger

Unless you ride a unicorn in the winter time....

Unless you ride a unicorn in the winter time. Please do not impale yourself!

Just be happy you have a shower at work! I get to do a spot-bath with cold sink water. My skin is usually all red and...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,061
Posted By Fishmonger

Quad burn!

Quad burn!
Forum: Commuting
10-21-14, 08:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,576
Posted By Fishmonger

48) Beard Freeze 49) The snots 50) Sweaty...

48) Beard Freeze
49) The snots
50) Sweaty back and frozen hands
10-15-14, 09:43 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,321
Posted By Fishmonger

That's all very true. There is something...

That's all very true. There is something liberating in that I don't have to set aside additional time for exercise every day. And exercise is a natural anti-depressant for me. When I get to work...
10-14-14, 12:55 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,321
Posted By Fishmonger

In normal conditions, it takes me about 25...

In normal conditions, it takes me about 25 minutes to ride my bike to work. In those same conditions, it takes me anywhere from 15-20 minutes by car. In winter conditions, it's often faster to ride...
08-30-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,203
Posted By Fishmonger

The sound of semi-trucks zooming past me. It...

The sound of semi-trucks zooming past me. It means I'm still alive.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-14, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,904
Posted By Fishmonger

Taking it slower does improve clarity, and I like...

Taking it slower does improve clarity, and I like it that I can start noticing people as well.

Today I found a purse and a phone. The purse was in the middle of the road and the phone was ringing...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,227
Posted By Fishmonger

Before you said this, I was thinking in my head,...

Before you said this, I was thinking in my head, "Hey, I recognize that guy from that other post where everyone was ragging on each other."
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