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04-19-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By andyprough

I like how they climb in elevation with their...

I like how they climb in elevation with their nose down and tail up.
04-19-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By andyprough

Chinese bicycle kites

Pretty cool video of these working kite bicycles in China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YCOVY9PGlU
Forum: Commuting
07-02-16, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By andyprough

Wait till you start working out how many pounds...

Wait till you start working out how many pounds worth of paint or dogfood your panniers or rack can handle just so you can justify another 10 mile round trip to Costco or Home Depot. (2 gallons of...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-16, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By andyprough

Kind of an odd default setting. Also, seemed to...

Kind of an odd default setting. Also, seemed to be receiving emails from threads I hadn't posted on in weeks or months.

Oh well - I'll just try to look out for it.
Forum: Commuting
06-23-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,906
Posted By andyprough

We've got tons of MUPs around Dallas, but I would...

We've got tons of MUPs around Dallas, but I would never use them for speed. If I want to go fast, I go on the road. I use the MUPs as a route to get from point A to point B. If there's a group of...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,658
Posted By andyprough

Love it! Well done!!! :thumb:

Love it! Well done!!! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
06-22-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,051
Posted By andyprough

Anyone else getting 50 bazillion emails from...

Anyone else getting 50 bazillion emails from bikeforums about threads you allegedly subscribed to but you didn't really subscribe to? I opened my email inbox yesterday, and it was wall-to-wall emails...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-16, 10:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,837
Posted By andyprough

You and I have some fairly sharply contrasting...

You and I have some fairly sharply contrasting views on life.

EDIT: I didn't see your edit. Small kids - I'm sure you are in a hurry to get home. Mine are grown and off on their own. Makes a big...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,297
Posted By andyprough

Agreed. Forks are steel, spokes are many, tires...

Agreed. Forks are steel, spokes are many, tires are thick with tread, brakes are kept in good repair. I also don't ride downhill at an out-of-control speed. I'm almost never in a hurry to get there,...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,297
Posted By andyprough

Fenders aren't worth either the hassles involved...

Fenders aren't worth either the hassles involved in tire size and clearance, or the danger they represent. For the 2-3 days a year when I might get mud spattered, I just throw a change of clothes in...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,635
Posted By andyprough

Takes me a week or two to get used to the high...

Takes me a week or two to get used to the high Texas heat each summer. My first ride in mid nineties heat last week was brutal, but I'm pretty close to fully adjusted now.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,804
Posted By andyprough

Excellent!! Oatmeal for me for years now, with a...

Excellent!! Oatmeal for me for years now, with a little nuts and raisins mixed in for flavor. And a bunch of coffee. Feel like a million bucks every day.

See what works for you. I'd probably...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,215
Posted By andyprough

I did a mountain bike in downtown Austin for the...

I did a mountain bike in downtown Austin for the better part of 10 years. Brutally hot dragging that thing up and down the hilly streets in the summer. Never again.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,382
Posted By andyprough

I'm thinking we should combine this Commuting in...

I'm thinking we should combine this Commuting in the Rain thread with the Do You Really Need to Shower thread. :p
Forum: Touring
06-11-16, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,380
Posted By andyprough

Don't be crazy. Wear good bike shorts. What is...

Don't be crazy. Wear good bike shorts. What is this nonsense about regular pants? Are you talking blue jeans? Might as well just take an electrical sander to your groin.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,430
Posted By andyprough

I beg to differ.

I beg to differ.
Forum: Touring
06-10-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 145,609
Posted By andyprough

Steel frame, steel fork, v-brakes - are the nicer...

Steel frame, steel fork, v-brakes - are the nicer components worth the extra cost over the $699 Windsor Tourist? A lot of components are even the same or closely similar Shimano gear. Looks like the...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,849
Posted By andyprough

My favorite line! Along with "you're about as...

My favorite line! Along with "you're about as useful as a poopy-flavored lollypop"
Forum: Touring
06-10-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,935
Posted By andyprough

Don't forget, you can circle your neighborhood at...

Don't forget, you can circle your neighborhood at night or early in the morning for a few times when it's cool, just to enjoy the bike and feel the breeze in your hair. Even though I routinely bike...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-16, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,646
Posted By andyprough

Speaking as a part-time cager: Never trust a...

Speaking as a part-time cager: Never trust a cager or a road with cagers on it. The lunatics and the drug-addicted and the raging drunks have car keys just like everyone else.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,849
Posted By andyprough

Speaking of animals rolling around in mud and...

Speaking of animals rolling around in mud and feces to "get clean", I'm worried that one of these days we're going to get a thread on how we should all be drinking our own urine. :twitchy:
Forum: Touring
06-10-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,935
Posted By andyprough

Don't be afraid to add a couple miles during a...

Don't be afraid to add a couple miles during a leisurely evening ride, after you've done your main training ride for the day and had the chance to recuperate. Add some short evening rides purely for...
06-10-16, 12:15 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,906
Posted By andyprough

I'd focus on just this part if I were you. Start...

I'd focus on just this part if I were you. Start small, and increase gradually. Don't focus on long-term objectives like 20mph or 70 miles a day. Those will seem quite unattainable until you are in...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,849
Posted By andyprough

I'd suggest there's a happy medium somewhere that...

I'd suggest there's a happy medium somewhere that the author bypassed on his way from too-frightened-NOT-to-shower all the way over to too-frightened-TO-shower. Rather than being a helpful article,...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,127
Posted By andyprough

When I'm getting blown backward, I usually call...

When I'm getting blown backward, I usually call it a day. :)

Honestly I've never stopped due to wind, but I've wasted plenty of hours peddling against it for nearly no gain. I have a fairly large...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,866
Posted By andyprough

She's the one with the miserable existence who...

She's the one with the miserable existence who feels the need to threaten others by aggressively positioning her jail-cell-on-wheels while honking and screaming like a lunatic.

You are the one on...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-16, 09:54 AM
06-08-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,692
Posted By andyprough

?? You mean landfill bikes? :)

?? You mean landfill bikes? :)
Forum: Commuting
06-07-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,072
Posted By andyprough

I got honked at yesterday for the first time in...

I got honked at yesterday for the first time in weeks. Same as you, the car was about third in a line of seven cars. She had room to pass, just needed to wait a moment. Younger woman, looked really...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,614
Posted By andyprough

I don't know why I even bother to lock it at all...

I don't know why I even bother to lock it at all when I'm in Dallas. So different from the big coastal cities.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By andyprough

Apparently Charge is the maker, Plug is the bike,...

Apparently Charge is the maker, Plug is the bike, and Sora is the Shimano gears. And it's a Performance Bike exclusive. Charge Plug Sora - 2015 - Performance Exclusive...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By andyprough

About three weeks from now, I'll be wanting to...

About three weeks from now, I'll be wanting to take you up on that offer! Fortunately, my daily commute is down to a manageable 7 miles, although my wife usually throws a few extras in for Costco and...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By andyprough

For me, I took breaks when I needed them. Some...

For me, I took breaks when I needed them. Some weeks I'd bike all five days, some weeks just three. I also found a public park where I could leave my pickup truck halfway, and some days I'd drive...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By andyprough

Well, cross that one off the list then!

Well, cross that one off the list then!
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
Posted By andyprough

Sounds cool! Looks kind of narrow and round-ish....

Sounds cool! Looks kind of narrow and round-ish. Would you be able to squeeze a decent sized laptop into that setup? I'm thinking with a laptop, my only likely options are using my rack, or hauling...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By andyprough

Careful with that saddle. If it's not the right...

Careful with that saddle. If it's not the right size to support your sit bones, you can do some damage down there. Super-skinny racing-style saddles are all in vogue these days, but you can see that...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,430
Posted By andyprough

I was digging through them with my tree branch...

I was digging through them with my tree branch for Rolex watches and engagement rings. No such luck. :p
Forum: Commuting
06-06-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,430
Posted By andyprough

Elwood Blues would have a feast.

Elwood Blues would have a feast.
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,703
Posted By andyprough

Yes, and maybe even a camel...

Yes, and maybe even a camel (https://pixabay.com/en/camel-desert-pyramid-middle-east-926435/).

https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2015/09/05/23/56/camel-926435_960_720.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 998
Posted By andyprough

Two summers ago I started a commute that was...

Two summers ago I started a commute that was about 14-15 miles each way with some long hills on country roads. I wasn't used to that much riding every day, and the first week was torture. Didn't know...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,382
Posted By andyprough

Google maps took me on a "bike route" on Saturday...

Google maps took me on a "bike route" on Saturday which was nothing more than a barely discernible tire track for half a mile through an overgrown, muddy pasture. I looked at it and thought, "nope",...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,382
Posted By andyprough

Why stop there? Get an ELF...

Why stop there? Get an ELF (http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/624_351/images/live/p0/20/m1/p020m19q.jpg)

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/624_351/images/live/p0/20/m1/p020m19q.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By andyprough

4 whole ounces. The weight weenies are going to...

4 whole ounces. The weight weenies are going to have a conniption fit.
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,675
Posted By andyprough

I picked up these bullhorn bar ends from...

I picked up these bullhorn bar ends from Performance bike a couple years ago: Forté OS Bar Ends (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1033640_-1_400912__400912)
...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 857
Posted By andyprough

If the other front rack worked, you could get...

If the other front rack worked, you could get another one and rust-proof it before using it. Probably a couple of heavy coats of some Rustoleum paint product would help. Maybe a combination of a can...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,008
Posted By andyprough

Oh goodness gracious. A walking treadmill on a...

Oh goodness gracious. A walking treadmill on a bike. Now I've truly seen it all. This must be one of the signs of the Apocalypse.
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 16,831
Posted By andyprough

So funny. Surly is owned by QBP like a bunch of...

So funny. Surly is owned by QBP like a bunch of other brands, and Surly and Salsa employees cubicle together at the QBP corporate HQ at 6400 West 105th Street, Bloomington, MN.

Here's what Surly...
Forum: Touring
06-05-16, 12:21 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 120,962
Posted By andyprough

Rocky Mountain high ...

Rocky Mountain high
...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 125,430
Posted By andyprough

I biked with the kids to a public beach at a lake...

I biked with the kids to a public beach at a lake last summer. Someone had strewn the beach with 5 or 6 diapers. We could avoid them easily, but they were a horrible eye-sore. I grabbed a 5-foot...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-16, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,796
Posted By andyprough

Goodness, that's BEAUTIFUL!!! The color looks so...

Goodness, that's BEAUTIFUL!!! The color looks so good against your yellow car. Good job! Now the fun begins :thumb:
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