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07-01-06, 06:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tree Trunk

An inexpensive carbon ride that I have heard may...

An inexpensive carbon ride that I have heard may be a good deal is a bike mfr called "Leopard". You may be able to get close to your budget number with that bike.

I didn't read through all of the...
07-01-06, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,605
Posted By Tree Trunk

I guess the police turn their heads during...

I guess the police turn their heads during RAGBRAI? :rolleyes:
07-01-06, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,056
Posted By Tree Trunk

Once, after a 7 day tour where I only brought two...

Once, after a 7 day tour where I only brought two pairs of shorts and nothing to wash them with, I got a yeast infection on the inside of my thighs. No joke (I'm male). Nothing worked to get rid of...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

Got a little taste of what it was like for road...

Got a little taste of what it was like for road cyclists when I used to come up on them during my commute. While waiting at a stop light this morning, on my road bike, a commuter came puffing up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 07:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,086
Posted By Tree Trunk

You don't? Why?:eek:

You don't? Why?:eek:
Forum: Commuting
04-19-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

Wow, I miss being able to post in this thread. ...

Wow, I miss being able to post in this thread. My commute is from under the covers to the foot of my bed now -- my office has been in my bedroom since the beginning of the year. Of course, now I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-06, 10:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By Tree Trunk

First big organized event is May 20 -- The...

First big organized event is May 20 -- The Assault on Mt Mitchell. It's a killer. I usually try to make several of the local Chicagoland events prior to that ride. I am also doing a 4 part indoor...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 450
Posted By Tree Trunk

The light system is fantastic, but I want to know...

The light system is fantastic, but I want to know where you got your wallpaper.
Forum: Commuting
01-09-06, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

Alas, my promotion started January 2 and I...

Alas, my promotion started January 2 and I started setting up my office in my home. Now, I can only live vicariously through all of your posts. Yes, I can ride more for recreation now than for...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By Tree Trunk

Wow, someone still makes PVC rollers? I'm...

Wow, someone still makes PVC rollers?

I'm with vegcrow -- riding rollers will help that balance problem. You will see your imperfections even more on the rollers than what you saw with the...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By Tree Trunk

Best wishes. I'll say it now for you -- it's...

Best wishes. I'll say it now for you -- it's going to be tough. My wife and I have a 6 yr old boy and 9 yr old girl. We went from this past March through November 4 with one family car. Things...
12-13-05, 10:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,942
Posted By Tree Trunk

You're south. I used to ride the Spokes group...

You're south. I used to ride the Spokes group rides with a young lady who went to Benet (named Casey). Good rider and she was as attractive a person as she was in looks.

Fermilab takes you out...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 04:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tree Trunk

Urban versus suburban, there's the difference --...

Urban versus suburban, there's the difference -- for the most part. I see that you edited your message and added that part. I do live in a suburban area. However, that doesn't change the fact that...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 04:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,865
Posted By Tree Trunk

When I first started commuting, several of the...

When I first started commuting, several of the factory guys who came into the locker room while I was changing and/or showering asked me one of two questions:

1. Did your wife kick you out?
2. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 03:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tree Trunk

Are you encouraging him to narrow his mind a...

Are you encouraging him to narrow his mind a little bit more? Your statement doesn't really consider the whole issue.
12-13-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,942
Posted By Tree Trunk

I live about a block away from where Mack Road...

I live about a block away from where Mack Road and Continental meet -- or about a block from Fermilab. It's a great location for cyclists. I almost never have to look for a group to ride with...
12-13-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,942
Posted By Tree Trunk

You have already received a ton of appreciation...

You have already received a ton of appreciation for the great trash, but I must say you speak like a woman who has spent some time in Chicago.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tree Trunk

I guess I don't get it. Impossible to walk in...

I guess I don't get it. Impossible to walk in deep snow? I guess I have a hard time agreeing with that simply because I can't wait to take a walk through the local forest preserves after a good,...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-05, 01:52 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,891
Posted By Tree Trunk

I live a couple of blocks away from Fermilab and...

I live a couple of blocks away from Fermilab and never heard of anyone getting sued for plowing the path there. By the way, Fermilab has a LOT of path to plow. That's a big job.

I have an idea...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-05, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Tree Trunk

Part of what inspired this question was the fact...

Part of what inspired this question was the fact that I am on the back end of the flu and am getting back on the trainer now. Last January, I brought the flu back by rushing back into training. The...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By Tree Trunk

How sick?

How sick do you have to be before you choose to drive instead of ride to work? I rarely call in sick but tend to drive if I think riding will add to my illness. I went five years straight without...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-05, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

I don't know why I find that statistic...

I don't know why I find that statistic interesting, but I do. It's also interesting to note that the guy who created the thread, Gus Riley, only has 31 posts.
12-01-05, 12:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tree Trunk

Why does this quote not surprise me that it's...

Why does this quote not surprise me that it's coming from you. Leave it to Gus to find someplace with air conditioning, nice comfy chairs, and a quiet place to snooze. :p
Forum: Commuting
12-01-05, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By Tree Trunk

I have had one or two bad tubes in the last 12...

I have had one or two bad tubes in the last 12 years. Performance tubes have been the least expensive and most reliable, however. Worst tubes have been Bontragers -- I bought three Bontrager tubes...
Forum: Commuting
12-01-05, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

I drove my car to work today. But I saw a guy...

I drove my car to work today. But I saw a guy waiting at a light in Wheaton, 6:15 AM, reflective gear and plenty of lights -- enough that my first glance did not distinguish him from a car. It had...
11-25-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By Tree Trunk

Cycling game for Playstation

You can tell it's Winter when you see a thread regarding a Playstation game.

My son gets to buy a used game for his Playstation (the old version) when accumulates enough "Frequent Happy Miles". ...
11-25-05, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tree Trunk

I have to say the harlequin link is intriguing. ...

I have to say the harlequin link is intriguing. I have added it to my bookmarks and might try it this April (that's when I usually change tape -- it gets too nasty from riding the trainer if I...
11-25-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tree Trunk

A YELLOW SEAT? OK, it might work, but if he...

A YELLOW SEAT? OK, it might work, but if he wears black shorts he'll look like he's riding a banana. :D
11-23-05, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tree Trunk

Blue tape with blue tires. I have orange...

Blue tape with blue tires.

I have orange tape on my Celeste Bianchi. It looks great!
11-21-05, 02:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,320
Posted By Tree Trunk

I'm done commuting for the year, for the most...

I'm done commuting for the year, for the most part. My official date for "giving in" was November 4 -- the day I bought a car. However, I'll ride all weekends the roads are clear and the...
11-21-05, 02:21 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,720
Posted By Tree Trunk

I hate to say it this way, but you just voiced...

I hate to say it this way, but you just voiced the attitude and experience of most of the people I know who work retail. Sorry to hear about your experience, though. However, Performance is the...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-05, 02:11 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

My wife was looking through the new Performance...

My wife was looking through the new Performance catalog for gift ideas -- it looks like I am getting Triflex tights and a new commuter jacket. Whoooooohoooooo!
Forum: Commuting
11-18-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,461
Posted By Tree Trunk

I believe DrawTite makes a hitch called a "Hidden...

I believe DrawTite makes a hitch called a "Hidden Hitch" for cars. You might want to check that out. I bought a hitch from DrawTite last Summer for my 2004 Nissan Quest van and it was very easy to...
Forum: Commuting
11-17-05, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Tree Trunk

I asked Mir where she lived -- it was Carcavelos....

I asked Mir where she lived -- it was Carcavelos. She says I was pretty far off when I said Porto. Carcavelos is next to Parede, Estoril, and Cascais. Her father is a Baptist missionary who...
Forum: Commuting
11-16-05, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By Tree Trunk

My wife and the family cat snuggle up to me for...

My wife and the family cat snuggle up to me for warmth this time of year.....
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 03:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tree Trunk

Wish I would have said that.

Wish I would have said that.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By Tree Trunk

My wife was born in Lisbon and raised closed to...

My wife was born in Lisbon and raised closed to Porto. She still has a hard time with Chicago Winters, so I know what sounds warm to me is probably a little colder to you. You should be fine with a...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 02:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,763
Posted By Tree Trunk

I like the parking space one only because a year...

I like the parking space one only because a year ago, for my 15 year anniversary at work, I was asked if I wanted the special parking space that gets awarded with the anniversary. My response --...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-05, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,209
Posted By Tree Trunk

Driving a car probably magnifies a personality...

Driving a car probably magnifies a personality type in the same way riding a bicycle magnifies a personality type.......

Hmmmmm, methinks you make too much of this issue.
Forum: Commuting
11-09-05, 04:27 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

LOL...yeah, I can feel the dark side and it's...

LOL...yeah, I can feel the dark side and it's very scary. On top of that, the guy who has the office directly behind me has a big bucket of candy out for everyone. I already need to get back on the...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

I am a traitor. I bought a car last weekend and...

I am a traitor. I bought a car last weekend and haven't touched the bike since Sunday. It's nice to have the car as an option when I'm tired, but BOY it feels strange to drive to work.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Tree Trunk

Since my wife and kids get around using the...

Since my wife and kids get around using the family van, I don't hope gas prices rise. However, I don't understand why people don't use their bikes more, either. Like DataJunkie, my family has one...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

I don't ride with a HRM but probably should, at...

I don't ride with a HRM but probably should, at least for my weekend road rides. The last three weekends I have missed my saturday road ride and I am wondering if that has anything to do with the...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 12:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,533
Posted By Tree Trunk

Sorry to lose you from the Chicago area. A rough...

Sorry to lose you from the Chicago area. A rough winter is predicted, so you probably won't miss Chicago (at least the weather).
Forum: Commuting
10-31-05, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

OK, Ichabod. Nice. I discovered a good...

OK, Ichabod. Nice.

I discovered a good alternate use for my taillight flashers last night -- jackolantern lights. They look great. My kids loved it. The flashing red lights were perfect.
Forum: Commuting
10-28-05, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

LOL. I am definitely going to check out the REI...

LOL. I am definitely going to check out the REI tights. My wife was hinting she wants to buy some new tights and winter bike shoes for me. She worries about me (everyone say "Awwwwww, that's...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 11:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,026
Posted By Tree Trunk

I just joined a committee in my community for the...

I just joined a committee in my community for the same purpose. We are doing the same things you just described and we discussed our business survey at our meeting last week. Our committee is the...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By Tree Trunk

LOL. It's probably a thought that will never...

LOL. It's probably a thought that will never meet reality. I'll stick with the wool sock/goretex sock/boot/toe cover combo I have used for a few years.
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Tree Trunk

In the Springtime, geese get even more aggressive...

In the Springtime, geese get even more aggressive as they protect their young or nests. I found that out the hard way a few years back. As I passed several geese that were right next to the road,...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-05, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,622
Posted By Tree Trunk

36 F on the ride to work this morning and it...

36 F on the ride to work this morning and it helped me realize that my old tights need to be replaced. They are getting so thin in some spots that I am close to looking like a member of The Village...
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