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Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,180
Posted By Amitoj

Seeing other bike commuters. It's a rare sighting...

Seeing other bike commuters. It's a rare sighting in this neck of the woods.
Forum: Commuting
06-28-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 1,854
Views: 74,570
Posted By Amitoj

How's it going, my fellow commuters? My bike...

How's it going, my fellow commuters?
My bike commutes are off to a late start this year and will end early too due to me deciding to go for higher education.
I see a couple of my fellow riders are...
Replies: 259
Views: 37,049
Posted By Amitoj

Yeah the winter months make P-12 a challenge....

Yeah the winter months make P-12 a challenge. That's why the convenience of Permanents would have come in handy, specially because there is a Permanent that starts barely 3 miles from my house. New...
Replies: 259
Views: 37,049
Posted By Amitoj

Oh well. I was thinking of shooting for the P-12...

Oh well. I was thinking of shooting for the P-12 award but with RUSA suspending all permanents until further notice, that has gone for a toss.
I still have the Super Randonneur goal to work towards...
11-22-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,156
Posted By Amitoj

I should shut down my laptop and lock it away...

I should shut down my laptop and lock it away till next year. Got lured into buying some apparel from Rapha too :notamused:
11-22-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,156
Posted By Amitoj

Not sure. It's the same deal on...

Not sure.
It's the same deal on wahoofitness.com as well.
Edited my post to add that.
11-22-18, 07:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,156
Posted By Amitoj

CleverTraining is offering a 24% discount on...

CleverTraining is offering a 24% discount on Wahoo Elemnt. Essentially, you can get the Elemnt for the price of the Bolt. The bundle is 19% off. Again, that's Elemnt bundle at the cost of Bolt...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,000
Posted By Amitoj

LOL. Agree wholeheartedly. Speaking from personal...

LOL. Agree wholeheartedly. Speaking from personal experience.
11-13-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,156
Posted By Amitoj

Not this time. Their 20% discount does not apply...

Not this time. Their 20% discount does not apply to GPS. Below is from their T&C:

Discounts not valid on bicycles, strollers, hard-shell boats, paddleboards, any item with GPS technology, action...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks for all the replies, everyone. So, the...

Thanks for all the replies, everyone.
So, the trick to all this is getting your gear right. But no matter how I dress up, I will sweat, unless I am cold throughout the ride. And that wont be...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

How do you guys manage to dry out your riding...

How do you guys manage to dry out your riding gear for the ride back home?
I hang my jersey, jacket and shorts in the locker room and they dry out like 80-90% before the ride back home but the...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-18, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Rode in to work today, because morning temps...

Rode in to work today, because morning temps (feel like) were going to be in high 30s. I turned it into a pleasant ride by switching off the display on my phone and just focusing on the road.
Forum: Commuting
10-23-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks for the encouragement, but I am just not...

Thanks for the encouragement, but I am just not able to enjoy these cold, dark rides as much. I will try and sneak in a ride every now and then
Forum: Commuting
10-22-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

It's almost time for me to end my commuting...

It's almost time for me to end my commuting season for the year. It's been a good one though, with 56 days of commute, totaling more than 2000 commute miles.
Last Friday I felt encouraged to take my...
09-05-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,963
Posted By Amitoj

You will thank me for this :) RWGPS has a...

You will thank me for this :)
RWGPS has a setting that keeps the screen on while the app is running. As soon as you close the app once the ride is over, the screen also switches off. It's available...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-18, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Back on the commuting wagon this week. But boy is...

Back on the commuting wagon this week. But boy is it hot out there or what. Feels like 90+ right now. Thankfully today morning was 10 degrees cooler than yesterday morning, so had a very pleasant...
08-27-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks for checking, Dan Unfortunately the one...

Thanks for checking, Dan
Unfortunately the one day that i had free for bike ride was rained out. But I have bookmarked the Great Lakes Waterfront trail for my next trip to Canada, whenever that...
08-18-18, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks! The waterfront trail looks quite scenic....

Thanks! The waterfront trail looks quite scenic. If i get to do only one ride, I will probably do that trail then.




Thanks for your offer, Dan. This won't be the first time when it comes to...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

August has been quite light on the commuting...

August has been quite light on the commuting front. Took a break from commuting in the first week of August because back to back 800-mile months called for that. Even after that, I have bike commuted...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Done

Time to update the thread. Thank you all for all the valuable inputs. I finally bought the 2018 Specialized Diverge Comp E5 model. I have ridden it on 40-50 mile routes a few times, plus my commutes....
08-15-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Amitoj

Biking in and around Pickering and Mississauga

Hi

I will be around Toronto next week, with first half in Pickering and second in Mississauga. Unfortunately I am not carrying my bike. So, what are the recommended shops for bike rentals in...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Went to bed last night looking at the forecast...

Went to bed last night looking at the forecast saying thunderstorms all day today. Woke up at 4:30AM today anyway and looked at the forecast before I got out of bed. It said thunderstorms possible at...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Cold and humid ride in to work today. 11th...

Cold and humid ride in to work today. 11th consecutive ride to work. This streak will end tomorrow because of the thunderstorms forecast in the evening.
Didnt have the legs today somehow.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By Amitoj

Congratulations on your first commute! And I...

Congratulations on your first commute!
And I agree with looking for a side route to avoid that intersection, if possible. I have a similar one near my place of work where I would have to cross 3...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

When the week started, I had no intentions of...

When the week started, I had no intentions of making it 5 days of bike commuting week. Yet, here I am, on the 5th day of the week! It was a lovely ride into work this morning. I am glad I oiled my...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 01:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,906
Posted By Amitoj

Yayyyy! Yesterday finally someone said something...

Yayyyy! Yesterday finally someone said something to me during my commute, and even though it wasn't about socks (I WAS wearing nice ones, btw) it still made me happy.
Near the end of my commute, a...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

A bit chilly today in the morning. Second time...

A bit chilly today in the morning. Second time this year that i am commuting by bike 4 days in a week. Will see if I can stretch it to 5



Haha. I was stung by a bee last year. It first crashed...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Good idea, but alas, if I had enough budget to...

Good idea, but alas, if I had enough budget to buy two mid level bikes, I would have gone ahead and bought one custom bike.
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Alright, so here is an update. Last Sunday I...

Alright, so here is an update.
Last Sunday I test rode the Diverge Comp E5 over a 10 mile route with more than 700 ft of elevation. I found the bike quite comfortable, with enough gears to tackle...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks to mid week holiday last week, I have not...

Thanks to mid week holiday last week, I have not used my car for office commute in almost two weeks!



Yikes. Hope you get well soon and jump back in the saddle.
Forum: Commuting
07-10-18, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Cool ride in to work today. The corn on the ball...

Cool ride in to work today. The corn on the ball of my left foot is getting a bit troublesome, even with the over-the-counter corn removal strip and pad.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-18, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

The weather was quite pleasant this morning in...

The weather was quite pleasant this morning in the low 60s, as opposed to the morning temps last week.
Commute back home is still going to be in 90+ temps though
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Sigh. Looks like the next best thing for me to...

Sigh.
Looks like the next best thing for me to do is to get the Diverge (if test ride is successful), ride the hell out of it and when it is time to get another bike, hope that I have time, patience...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Does it matter that I am 6'2" and weigh 190lbs?...

Does it matter that I am 6'2" and weigh 190lbs? Asking whether my extra weight will force some flex :)

I would love to visit Georgia but that would be one long plan. I am in the northeastern part...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,376
Posted By Amitoj

Too lazy to type all that :p ...

Too lazy to type all that :p
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Forum: Commuting
07-06-18, 06:31 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

First time this year that I have biked to work 4...

First time this year that I have biked to work 4 days in a week. Last time I did this was in October of last year and that was when my bike commute season was about to end. Hoping to do this more...
07-06-18, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By Amitoj

A month back or so, my phone's RWGPS app started...

A month back or so, my phone's RWGPS app started taking a long time to catch onto my location and start recording, similar to what Kingston said. Then I did a soft reset of my phone (on iPhone, it is...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Hey Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. I am surely...

Hey Sarah! Thanks for stopping by. I am surely going to try out the Diverge Comp E5 before i make a purchase.



Hmmm... I wonder if the Breezer Doppler Team will also be similar. It does seem to...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

I saw some of their Masi related posts in this...

I saw some of their Masi related posts in this thread
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1059094-classic-not-vintage-2017-masi-speciale-randonneur.html

I dont know if there have been...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Ditto here. I did contemplate going for a short...

Ditto here. I did contemplate going for a short ride yesterday in the morning, but then decided to sleep in.
Today's ride in was cooler than the last two rides, I felt. But the ride back home is...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks! That helps. I will be trying out the...

Thanks! That helps.
I will be trying out the Diverge at the same shop that has taken 10% deposit for me to try out the Masi.
Forum: Commuting
07-04-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Yesterday it was so hot during the ride back home...

Yesterday it was so hot during the ride back home that all my energy was sapped 15 minutes into the ride. Good thing that today is a holiday. Planning to commute again tomorrow. Going to take it easy...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

That's the kind of bike I am looking for as well....

That's the kind of bike I am looking for as well. The hills always become mountains in the last quarter of a ride :)

I'll make a note to check how easy is it to adjust handlebar height so that I...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks everyone for your inputs. I have been...

Thanks everyone for your inputs.

I have been calling local stores in my area to see if anyone has Breezer Doppler Team in stock. Not a single affirmative response, which is understandable since...
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

This "road version of modern trail bike", is...

This "road version of modern trail bike", is there any way to get an idea how comfortable it would be for long rides? And thanks for breaking down their jargon!
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

Thanks for pointing that out. I was going by...

Thanks for pointing that out. I was going by their marketing-speak, "you can think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry"



True. That's part of the "process" I guess.

I am...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Hot and getting hotter!! I am dripping with...

Hot and getting hotter!!
I am dripping with sweat halfway into my commute. A little further into the commute, I have to remove my sunglasses because they get covered with dripping sweat....
Replies: 52
Views: 9,797
Posted By Amitoj

New Bike for Randonneuring?

Hi
I am sure this has been asked many times before, so apologies in advance.
I had a Cannondale CAADX for a few months and I used that for a few brevets and one 400K ride. It was an OK bike but in...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

Nice n easy commute this morning. Except near the...

Nice n easy commute this morning. Except near the end of the commute to work where I hit a 1.2 mile section that rises 170 ft at a 3% grade. Last week, unknowingly I broke into the top 10 for that...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-18, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 83,033
Posted By Amitoj

More like swam to work today, in 97% humidity....

More like swam to work today, in 97% humidity. It's going to be almost 90 on the ride back home. Some slight tailwinds might help.
I am enjoying my new route, which is almost 19 miles one way. I do...
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