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Forum: Commuting
06-04-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,749
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Much like stop signs and traffic lights, it...

Much like stop signs and traffic lights, it depends on the situation.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I just wish that google would stop labeling...

I just wish that google would stop labeling stairs as cycling trails. It's not that big of a deal in most cities, but Pittsburgh has some pretty big staircases leading to some of the neighborhoods. ...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 920
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Crosscheck on sale at REI - 976.59

That's a pretty good deal on a new Crosscheck. It can only be sent to an REI store, so you're out of luck if you don't live near one.

There area also a couple of other decent bikes on sale if...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I got to the swag stop before it opened and...

I got to the swag stop before it opened and didn't feel like waiting around and being late for work. Apparently I missed out on some snacks and a pair of socks.
Forum: Commuting
05-16-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,844
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Pittsburgh has a number of locations this year. ...

Pittsburgh has a number of locations this year. The closest one to me is three miles out of the way, so whether or not I pick up any swag depends on whether or not I can wake up and get out of the...
05-11-13, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Sauntering is probably the wrong word. I don't...

Sauntering is probably the wrong word. I don't think he wasn't trying; I just think he made a poor decision. When he found himself at the back of the bunch, got caught out, or crashed on the...
05-11-13, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Seriously. When the guy in 130th place is...

Seriously. When the guy in 130th place is passing a GC hopeful like he's standing still, something is very wrong. I feel like he bought way too much into his own...
05-11-13, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

He could have put some effort into his descent...

He could have put some effort into his descent yesterday instead of practically coasting downhill after his crash. You didn't see Nibali out for a joyride after he went down. He also could have put...
05-11-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 900
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I'm sure Wiggins is kicking himself for...

I'm sure Wiggins is kicking himself for sauntering through the first seven stages thinking he would dominate the TT and march to Breschia in pink.
Forum: Commuting
05-08-13, 05:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,649
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I have a choice between a MUP and a surface road...

I have a choice between a MUP and a surface road for part of my commute. I choose the street because cars are easier to deal with and more predictable than the pathletes, dog walkers, skateboarders,...
05-08-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I like watching cav climb because he always looks...

I like watching cav climb because he always looks like how I feel when I'm on a climb. He was practically wrestling his bike up that road.
Forum: Commuting
05-07-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,640
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I don't pass any spots that are intrinsically...

I don't pass any spots that are intrinsically dangerous due to road design, so the hardest parts of my commute are due to incline. I have a 1 mile 8% climb that has sections up to 12%, and I have...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,585
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

One pannier with a multitool, spare tube, and...

One pannier with a multitool, spare tube, and patch kit in the front pocket; and my lunchbox, a lock, a pair of pants, and a shirt in the main pocket. I've thought about taking in a bunch of clothes...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-13, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Did you get a present? My friends who have gone...

Did you get a present? My friends who have gone through it all got new toys for their troubles, and I plan to get something nice out of the deal when it comes to my turn.
Forum: Commuting
05-02-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,582
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Way more money than I've saved on gas.

Way more money than I've saved on gas.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-13, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

A buddy of mine was riding down a trail when he...

A buddy of mine was riding down a trail when he and a bobcat came around a corner and almost hit eachother. This scared the **** our of both of them, and they both took off at top speed. The...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,184
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I can't say that I've seen a single female on my...

I can't say that I've seen a single female on my commute.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,579
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I started riding and resting more. I started...

I started riding and resting more. I started putting an extra 30-45 minutes on the bike a couple nights a week, rested on weekends, and took a day off or two every now and again during the week. ...
Forum: Touring
04-24-13, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Have you looked at routing yourself through...

Have you looked at routing yourself through Ireland? Whenever I'm flying over there, I find it is often cheaper to fly into Shannon or Dublin and catch a RyanAir flight to the UK.

I have never...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Make sure those panniers are on tight

My commute has some pretty ****ty roads. Today, over one of the poorer sections, my pannier popped off my rack. I'm lucky that both the bottom hook and top hook came off at the same time. If the...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-13, 09:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 588
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Almost ran over a syringe yesterday. Picking up...

Almost ran over a syringe yesterday. Picking up a dirty, presumably used syringe is not my idea of a good time, so I rolled around it and kept going.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,759
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

1200 is ridiculous for a used crosscheck

1200 is ridiculous for a used crosscheck
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

One of the parking lots at work is going to be closed for the rest of the week,

and everyone is complaining about finding parking. There is one small lot near work that is free, and it is like an arms race in the office with everyone talking about how early they are going to...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,114
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I hit somewhere around 120mph last time I jumped...

I hit somewhere around 120mph last time I jumped out of a plane.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,081
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

If anyone considers me crazy, it is because I am...

If anyone considers me crazy, it is because I am the only 4 season commuter at work, not because I ride in general. There are a couple other fair weather commuters who will ride in on occasion when...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,546
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Around 17 we went through a drive through and got...

Around 17 we went through a drive through and got food for the five or six of us we had stuffed in my buddy's jetta. After we got the mound of food, we pulled into a parking spot to make sure we got...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,305
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

If by "concern" you mean "thing that you worry...

If by "concern" you mean "thing that you worry about," then it is safety, as I would rather not get hit by a car. However, I don't let my concern deter me from commuting.

If by "concern"" you...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-13, 07:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,995
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I have drop bars on mine, but I am almost never...

I have drop bars on mine, but I am almost never actually in the drops. My commute is urban, so I prefer to be more upright.
Forum: Commuting
03-23-13, 05:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I live in on a ridgeline and work on the flats. ...

I live in on a ridgeline and work on the flats. There are only two roads I can use to get from the ridge to the flats, and one is much safer than the other. Once I'm on the ridge, there is only one...
Forum: Commuting
03-23-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,526
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

on the bike: -Reflective tape on my fenders ...

on the bike:
-Reflective tape on my fenders
-800 lumen headlight
-blinky tail light

on me:
-helmet
-novarra fluorescent orange jacket with reflective strips (when it's cold. by the time it...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,279
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

On the way to work, cycling is the best choice. ...

On the way to work, cycling is the best choice. It is faster and cheaper than the bus, and as fast or faster than my car (as fast if I leave before 7:15, faster if I leave after and traffic piles...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-13, 07:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,388
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Surly crosscheck. I park in a supply closet, so...

Surly crosscheck. I park in a supply closet, so I'm not worried.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,230
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Also, your tires should be 45psi max. You're...

Also, your tires should be 45psi max. You're going to need that float in case there is a pebble.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-13, 06:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,230
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

First you get a bakfiets. Then you fill the...

First you get a bakfiets. Then you fill the cargo area with foam. Next, wrap the banana in bubble wrap and place the package in the foam. As long as you don't go over 5mph, you should be fine.
Forum: Commuting
03-09-13, 04:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,676
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I got married and turned 25 around the same time....

I got married and turned 25 around the same time. When I called my insurance company to change my information and add my wife's car, my insurance payments were cut in half, even after adding my...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,758
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

Do you eat before your ride in?

On one hand, I'm tired of feeling weak on my ride in. On the other hand, I value my sleep dearly.


I'm thinking of breaking down and getting up ten minutes earlier* to shovel something in my...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I like my Surly Crosscheck. It's around 1200,...

I like my Surly Crosscheck. It's around 1200, which will leave you cash for lights, a rack, and some fenders.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

If it were me, and I were only riding two flat...

If it were me, and I were only riding two flat miles, I would pick up the blue peugot and turn it into a single speed (assuming the frame was the right size). It has a rear braze-on, so it can take...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,736
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

This is round trip. Going to work is pretty...

This is round trip. Going to work is pretty awesome. Coming home is less awesome.
Forum: Commuting
02-21-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I have a cheap pair of orange-lens shooting...

I have a cheap pair of orange-lens shooting glasses that I wear on commutes. They are light enough for the mornings and dark enough for the afternoons, so I don't have to worry about taking two...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,901
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I lane-split daily. If I wanted to sit in...

I lane-split daily. If I wanted to sit in traffic behind cars, I would drive to work.
Forum: Commuting
02-16-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

1. It depends on your state. Different states...

1. It depends on your state. Different states have different laws about what a valid DNR order requires.

2. A DNR only covers medical services related to cardiac life support. If your heart...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 06:41 PM
Forum: Commuting
02-14-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,089
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I had my wife make my roadID because she is an...

I had my wife make my roadID because she is an emergency room doctor. This is what she put on it:

Name
Emergency phone number
Significant medical history
Significant drug allergies...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,338
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

My drive in to work is short and has no traffic. ...

My drive in to work is short and has no traffic. Once I get there, the parking is free, abundant, and close.

I commute because I love riding my bike. If something comes up that forces me to...
Forum: Commuting
02-07-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,914
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I don't have anything to add except that at first...

I don't have anything to add except that at first glance I thought you wanted a racist bike.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,113
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I already had my commute saved in map my ride, so...

I already had my commute saved in map my ride, so this was easier. Technically this isn't my current commute, as I started riding up Carson instead of the trail, but whatever.

This is roundtrip
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 821
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I never get a flu shot, and I (almost) never get...

I never get a flu shot, and I (almost) never get the flu. I did, however, get a cold that turned into an upper respiratory infection.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 11,187
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

One of them is called "the trek." The other one...

One of them is called "the trek." The other one is called "the surly."

The trek is a ****ty trek 1200. The surly is a crosscheck. I am not very creative.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-13, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By DrakeSuperbus

I have cold induced asthma, and I ride through...

I have cold induced asthma, and I ride through most of the winter.

I ride with a mask over my mouth to help prewarm the air. I'm good into the mid/low thirties without one, but beyond that I need...
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