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Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,140
Posted By BA Commuter

I usually just ride unless it's a heavy downpour...

I usually just ride unless it's a heavy downpour when I'm ready to leave. The 'chance of' thing never stops me.

I use www.wunderground.com and have found them to be more accurate than some...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,727
Posted By BA Commuter

The winter beater with studs is resting right...

The winter beater with studs is resting right now! The Jamis Commuter feels like a carbon fiber race bike when I switched back to it the beginning of this month...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,557
Posted By BA Commuter

I had a B17 Standard on my Jamis Commuter 3.0 and...

I had a B17 Standard on my Jamis Commuter 3.0 and I loved it until some dB stole it! I decided to replace it with a B68, which is slightly wider, but fits my arse a little better than the B17.

I...
Forum: Commuting
03-12-11, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By BA Commuter

That is low! I had my Brooks B17 stolen a...

That is low!

I had my Brooks B17 stolen a few weeks ago at work. It really bothers me because 99.9% it was a co-worker! Try gluing a small ball bearing in the allen head bolt.
Forum: Commuting
03-12-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 950
Posted By BA Commuter

I usually take them off the first week of March....

I usually take them off the first week of March. Even though, I have 2 commuter bikes, I'll take my chances with lite knobbies on the beater. I also use that one as a trail bike or around camp in the...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,444
Posted By BA Commuter

I just had my Brooks B17 stolen this week. I work...

I just had my Brooks B17 stolen this week. I work in a nice area and most likely it was a coworker <insert profanity> on their way home. I replaced the QR with a bolt on collar and plan to run a...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-11, 10:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,390
Posted By BA Commuter

Like most, it's usually the teens hanging on a...

Like most, it's usually the teens hanging on a corner or showing off to their friends. Sometimes, I yell back after I pass, that "I LOVE YOU MAN"

Hey, at least they're not throwing rotten...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,542
Posted By BA Commuter

I don't understand your comment that if the road...

I don't understand your comment that if the road has virtually no traffic, I stick to the sidewalk. That's a perfect time to use the road!

There's one stretch on my commute for about 1/2 mile that...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,647
Posted By BA Commuter

Not a good day! I came out a little early with...

Not a good day! I came out a little early with plans to get home to cook a nice meal for me and my sweetheart and some <insert bad name> ****** nozzle stole my seat and seat post! My beloved Brooks...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,802
Posted By BA Commuter

My two B-17 Standards are very comfortable. Once...

My two B-17 Standards are very comfortable. Once I tried switching back to the saddles I removed, and I realized how much better the Brooks fit and felt.

In addition, there's something that...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,311
Posted By BA Commuter

+1 then they look kind of puzzled, like wow,...

+1

then they look kind of puzzled, like wow, and say that's kewl!

The cold doesn't bother me, but the ice and freezing rain has got to go!
Forum: Commuting
12-26-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 963
Posted By BA Commuter

I wear these...

I wear these http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/60315?from=SR&feat=sr when it gets really cold. Personally, I find leather gloves keep me warmer and prevent wind drafts better than some of the...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-10, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,166
Posted By BA Commuter

Many of my co-workers are from Minneapolis....

Many of my co-workers are from Minneapolis. That's crazy weather you guys are having!

It's a shame the Giants weren't inside practicing at the time!
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 481
Posted By BA Commuter

Beware of the office party drunks! hiccup...

Beware of the office party drunks! hiccup...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,981
Posted By BA Commuter

I use this one from RoadID.com 181976 It's...

I use this one from RoadID.com 181976 It's reflective and only takes a few seconds to put one on!
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By BA Commuter

That's really not a New Year's resolution, more...

That's really not a New Year's resolution, more of a goal for the next month. Keep an eye on what you eat and exercise regularly and you'll see results!

My New Years resolution is to drink better...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-10, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,474
Posted By BA Commuter

I agree with investing in nice gloves. I have a...

I agree with investing in nice gloves. I have a pair of leather DAKINE Wrangler ski gloves that work very well during the fall and early winter. When it gets down into the single digits I wear a pair...
Forum: Commuting
11-26-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,612
Posted By BA Commuter

I haven't had a hard time mounting mine, I guess...

I haven't had a hard time mounting mine, I guess it's because I've had to change them a few times due to f___s!

At home, I wipe the bead with a little dish soap on the road I use some U.S. Grade...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-10, 05:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,593
Posted By BA Commuter

Get the Brooks>...

Get the Brooks> http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?IGPK=2126176127

You know you want it! ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By BA Commuter

I wipe it down, check the tires, chain and cables...

I wipe it down, check the tires, chain and cables once a week. I don't have any rides that are that nasty. If I got soaked during week, I dry it off with a towel and apply some fresh lube in the...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-10, 05:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,040
Posted By BA Commuter

I disagree - same ol schtuff around here. If fuel...

I disagree - same ol schtuff around here. If fuel costs creep up or over $4-5 a gallon, maybe, but serious bike commuters will always be second class commuters in the U.S.

I do what I can to raise...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,735
Posted By BA Commuter

Is that what the mean by a cluster fruck? ...

Is that what the mean by a cluster fruck?

Those brews sound tasty! Enjoy!
Forum: Commuting
11-10-10, 06:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,487
Posted By BA Commuter

+1 I used some proof-hide when it was new...

+1

I used some proof-hide when it was new and never had any problems. I ride in casual street clothes all of the time and don't have any butt stains that I'm aware of, except for that time when I...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,435
Posted By BA Commuter

Check a sporting goods store. Basketball players...

Check a sporting goods store. Basketball players wear that style to peal them off quick when checking back in to a game.

I have a free pair of rain pants that I got as a giveaway at a golf outing....
Forum: Commuting
11-09-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By BA Commuter

I assume you mean 'standard' time? It's...

I assume you mean 'standard' time?

It's still be fairly warm around the Philly area. However, that will change quickly.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Posted By BA Commuter

It must be my fault! I put the studded tires on...

It must be my fault! I put the studded tires on my back up MTB yesterday.

We had rain in the Philly area, but none of that schleet!
Forum: Commuting
11-07-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,743
Posted By BA Commuter

a... yeah! I have a set of campus pedals,...

a... yeah!

I have a set of campus pedals, but I prefer a set of bear claws when the weather gets schloppy...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,758
Posted By BA Commuter

A hard driving rain! For me, it makes it...

A hard driving rain!

For me, it makes it easy to not ride to work now that we can telecommute up to 3 days a week. I prefer to go into the office because it's nice and quiet, but like most of us...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-10, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,003
Posted By BA Commuter

I do wear em on casual Fridays, but the seams...

I do wear em on casual Fridays, but the seams seem to get me every time! However, I have a fleece lined pair that I wear when the temps are in the single digits, that are much softer and warmer!
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,660
Posted By BA Commuter

Looks great - job well done! We have a border...

Looks great - job well done! We have a border collie mix who looks very similar!
Forum: Commuting
11-02-10, 06:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,251
Posted By BA Commuter

$120 seems pretty excessive, but there was an...

$120 seems pretty excessive, but there was an easy solution that would have avoided it...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 892
Posted By BA Commuter

I agree with the consensus opinion. I have also...

I agree with the consensus opinion. I have also been told that folks notice my blinkie (Road Id - Firefly) from far far away!
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Forum: Commuting
10-29-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,513
Posted By BA Commuter

I'm an ordained bicyclist!

I'm an ordained bicyclist!
Forum: Commuting
10-27-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,954
Posted By BA Commuter

I assume you mean 'Life is Good'? I don't...

I assume you mean 'Life is Good'?

I don't wear t-shirts, I like to let my boobs bounce...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By BA Commuter

Like to? I don't have a whole lot of choices, but...

Like to? I don't have a whole lot of choices, but I love to ride through the neighborhood for the first few miles and see and smell the area wake up at 15mph or so... However, I've encountered the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,614
Posted By BA Commuter

I'm a satisfied Nokian Hakka-chalupa W106 (26 x...

I'm a satisfied Nokian Hakka-chalupa W106 (26 x 1.75 on my MB) customer. Most of the time I'm concerned with black ice and a light dusting. If it's super deep, I'm working from home and singing that...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,931
Posted By BA Commuter

I don't care what you drive or which way you wear...

I don't care what you drive or which way you wear your hat, that's funny stuff right there!
Forum: Commuting
10-18-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,554
Posted By BA Commuter

I forget who said it, but farts should smell like...

I forget who said it, but farts should smell like coffee!

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Forum: Commuting
10-17-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,966
Posted By BA Commuter

IIRC - Route 9 has a huge shoulder. A lot...

IIRC - Route 9 has a huge shoulder.

A lot of people have been taught to ride against traffic so they can see the cars coming at them. Not sure why salmon riders think this approach is safer than...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By BA Commuter

I usually wave my hand for them to pass. I love...

I usually wave my hand for them to pass. I love the drivers who stop at an intersection with no stop sign to let me go!

However, I'm not complaining - I'd rather have them do that than run me off...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 591
Posted By BA Commuter

That's not really what I thought you were asking...

That's not really what I thought you were asking - letting someone ride your bike in like a friend who asks/wants to borrow your favorite bike to use, etc...

To answer your question - No
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,571
Posted By BA Commuter

I usually grab some Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones...

I usually grab some Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones lunch meals when they're on sale. I have plenty to choose from, they are balanced and they keep me on track to avoid eating fast food or our crappy &...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-10, 04:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,537
Posted By BA Commuter

It's gotta be either those white work vans or bus...

It's gotta be either those white work vans or bus drivers.

Both are always in a freekin hurry and don't believe in sharing the road with my hairy ass...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,613
Posted By BA Commuter

Some of the best smells are the things I rarely...

Some of the best smells are the things I rarely eat; Dunkin Donuts, Mickey D's, etc...

Wednesday mornings are tough following the trash truck through the back streets of our neighborhood!
Forum: Commuting
09-14-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 29,250
Posted By BA Commuter

Whatever you think it's worth! Call one or...

Whatever you think it's worth!

Call one or two shops and find out what the going rate is in your area. In addition, it depends on the condition of the bike and what might need to be replaced as...
Forum: Commuting
09-14-10, 03:57 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,304
Posted By BA Commuter

I'm in the plead not guilty camp. Have a...

I'm in the plead not guilty camp. Have a reasonable explanation and most of the time the fee will get reduced.

We're all guilty of something - some are just better than others at not getting...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-10, 07:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,562
Posted By BA Commuter

I can get the jump on most cars as well. Gotta...

I can get the jump on most cars as well. Gotta watch those Toyotas with sticky pedals!

For the passer iceholes, I come right along side them and stare em down. I have smacked a window or 2 with...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-10, 05:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,213
Posted By BA Commuter

What the f is so important? Enjoy the ride!

What the f is so important? Enjoy the ride!
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,271
Posted By BA Commuter

Here's what I use from the folks at Road ID> ...

Here's what I use from the folks at Road ID>
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Clip it on a jacket, helmet, or the bars...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,396
Posted By BA Commuter

I get up much earlier now that I'm a little...

I get up much earlier now that I'm a little older, so I always have time to eat a light breakfast. Cereal, fruit or a P&J sammie w/coffee and I'm ready to roll.

I don't feel right heading out on...
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