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Forum: Commuting
10-03-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By Aeneas

Well done! Sometimes all ya need is a little...

Well done! Sometimes all ya need is a little push. I ride 11 mi from PJS to SBU and have had very few problems with motorists, even coming home very late (11 PM -1 AM occasionally.) Even when I...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Because I broke my bike yesterday, I drove....

Because I broke my bike yesterday, I drove. Replacement parts ordered from Harris Cyclery, hopefully arrive tomorrow. I stopped and got a bagel on my way to work. Now I feel like crud.
Forum: Commuting
09-28-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Got to put my backup plan into action today. ...

Got to put my backup plan into action today. Just as I arrived at work, the rear axle sheared when I was jumping a curb leaving my rear wheel unusable. One of the few good things about working...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Seems that this cold front that rolled thru the...

Seems that this cold front that rolled thru the NE and Midatlantic brought out the cool-weather gear. I worked real late last night so I putzed around the house this AM until it hit about 55F at...
Forum: Commuting
09-13-11, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By Aeneas

That's more like training than commuting, well...

That's more like training than commuting, well done!

My best time on my 8.5 km commute is 19 minutes, but that's on my fast bike. On my all around beater, I'm more like 28 mins, but stoplights...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,830
Posted By Aeneas

On my commute, 5.5 miles with very little...

On my commute, 5.5 miles with very little elevation change, I could get by with 3. Wouldn't want to go SS because of wind conditions and hauling variations.
Forum: Commuting
08-29-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Cool morning ride thru the damage left by...

Cool morning ride thru the damage left by Hurricane/ T.S. Irene. Lots of leaves and small branches in the road. Plenty of trees leaning into powerlines and into the road. No flooding along my...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-11, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Last night's ride home was in a light rain that...

Last night's ride home was in a light rain that made me kinda miss early spring commutes. Too much fair weather, aside from the heat, around here. Need more rain to feel more hardcore.
This AM,...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Aeneas

Is a Big Dummy/ Xtracycle out of the question?

Is a Big Dummy/ Xtracycle out of the question?
Forum: Commuting
07-25-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

After the heat and humidity of last week, which...

After the heat and humidity of last week, which I'm certain will return later this week, today's ride was quite pleasant. Low to mid 70s, mild breeze and clouds to keep the sun down. Made decent...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 27,127
Posted By Aeneas

...even though your car needs an oil change and a...

...even though your car needs an oil change and a wash, you spend the afternoon washing your bike and cleaning the drive train.

... Your dripping sweat in the elevator at work carrying your...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Aeneas

Looks to me to be a very good option. Thing...

Looks to me to be a very good option. Thing about college campuses is that they tend to attract bike thieves. Something like that is decent quality, but not too desirable to many thieves. Doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By Aeneas

Look into Lightweights for Wheels. They are...

Look into Lightweights for Wheels. They are stickers that you afix to your spokes but they function similarly.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Steamy. The heat from the midwest and south is...

Steamy. The heat from the midwest and south is finding it's way to the Northeast. Warm, not quite hot this AM, but humidity was over 80%. Other than a lot of sweat, nothing special to report. ...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Aeneas

Seems that I work 5 x 9.5. According to my boss,...

Seems that I work 5 x 9.5. According to my boss, I should be working 6 x 10 if I want to get anywhere with my career. I get to work by 9, I'm very lucky when I leave by 6:30. Academic life for ya!...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Ride home was pleasant. Was kinda tired after a...

Ride home was pleasant. Was kinda tired after a wee of work so I didn't push hard, just enjoyed the evening. 4/5 this week, hoping for the same next week.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Almost got right hooked this AM. Other than that...

Almost got right hooked this AM. Other than that a very pleasant ride in today. Weather cooperated all week, bikes seem to be running well, body was cooperating. As long as I get home in one...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-11, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Aeneas

There are members here who are more expert in...

There are members here who are more expert in this than myself, but road bike fits can come in many flavors. These members can correct me if the following is incorrect.

In the current market,...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-11, 09:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,549
Posted By Aeneas

I'm not the biggest fan of the facility that the...

I'm not the biggest fan of the facility that the university at which I work provides for me to lock my bike, but I use it because even though I have several places on the floor where I work that I...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Second straight extremely pleasant day. ...

Second straight extremely pleasant day. Yesterday's breeze became more wind. Everything was basically right this AM. hope the same can be said after the ride home.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 116,755
Posted By Aeneas

A load of laundry. Not sure if it was clean or...

A load of laundry. Not sure if it was clean or dirty, but someone had either tossed it out of a car window or fallen off the back of a truck. Shirts, shorts, didn't notice any undies. Lots of...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-11, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Quite pleasant. 80F, a bit breezy, plenty of...

Quite pleasant. 80F, a bit breezy, plenty of sun, humidity was moderate. No incidents or close calls. Didn't push too hard, but didn't go too easy either. Hopefully the ride home will be...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Aeneas

Mountain bikes of the late 80s to early 90s seem...

Mountain bikes of the late 80s to early 90s seem to make excellent commuters, even stock. I've purchased a couple '88 Specialized Hardrocks, one the frame was too small, so it hangs in storage until...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Warm and sunny. Humidity was modest. Rode my...

Warm and sunny. Humidity was modest. Rode my primary commuter/ hauler today as I may have to stop and pick some stuff up on the way home. Just can't do that on the road bike. Almost got right...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Warm and sunny. Didn't push myself too much. ...

Warm and sunny. Didn't push myself too much. Traffic was light on the first day back after the Independence Day holiday.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-11, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Pleasant ride to work this AM. Traffic was...

Pleasant ride to work this AM. Traffic was surprisingly light. Weather was nice, mid 70s, lots of sun, light breeze. Equipment worked flawlessly. Saw more cyclists than usual and the bike rack...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

I passed someone!!!! And he was going in the...

I passed someone!!!! And he was going in the same direction!

I only get to pass maybe 10 cyclists a year, often it's couples or kids. Today was a low-wage cyclist on a BSO with shopping bags on...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By Aeneas

I'm less concerned about the finances, not that I...

I'm less concerned about the finances, not that I am free to spend much money, but my concept of earning a new bike has more to do with health and weight goals than anything else. I figure if I can...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

@FunkStickMan yeah, I know, but I want to be in...

@FunkStickMan yeah, I know, but I want to be in denial that I may have popped a spoke on this wheelset. However, it is highly likely the problem...

Checked at lunch, spokes OK, will diagnose...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Felt fast... rode the Kuwahara for the first time...

Felt fast... rode the Kuwahara for the first time in 6 weeks since the threat of rain is low today. So much lighter than my hybridized Hardrock. Weather was clear, lots of sun, little breeze,...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Moist... yesterday was humid with temps a bit...

Moist... yesterday was humid with temps a bit warmer than today's but over night we got some rain and the thick clouds seemed to keep the temp down a bit. Nonetheless today's ride was surprisingly...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Humid! First bike commute in a couple weeks. ...

Humid! First bike commute in a couple weeks. Legs felt fine, bike seemed good. I'm thinking I might have to repack some bearings in my rear wheel at some point in the near future. That will be a...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Aeneas

Can't speak for the Carradice, but I can say that...

Can't speak for the Carradice, but I can say that the Sackville Small Saddlebag from Rivendell would certainly fit your criterion. You can add a bag lunch and a toolkit if needed. It may not be the...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

This afternoon I have softball so I strapped my...

This afternoon I have softball so I strapped my gear bag to my back and rode with my helmet hitting the bats the whole way. Not really fun, but not really pleasant. I will be happy when I get my...
Forum: Commuting
05-31-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

The switch was thrown late last week which turned...

The switch was thrown late last week which turned on summer on Long Island. This weekend was muggy at times but for today a bit of a breeze developed and the humidity dropped a bit. The ride to...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Aeneas

I live a couple miles from Patchogue, the town...

I live a couple miles from Patchogue, the town where this is happening. I knew nothing about the program until the link was posted. That said, I hope that the church at the very least makes a...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

I did a bunch of bonus miles on the way home,...

I did a bunch of bonus miles on the way home, picking up my CSA share from my share partners and stopping at the grocery store for eggs and coconut water. Everything that pissed me off all day was...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Pleasant morning commute. First ride of the...

Pleasant morning commute. First ride of the week. Having done some work on my bike over the weekend, I must not have tightened the axle nuts enough because I when I went to accelerate to make a...
05-19-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51,177
Views: 6,638,153
Posted By Aeneas

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bridgestone-racing-bike-/16059...

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bridgestone-racing-bike-/160590073618?pt=Road_Bikes&hash=item2563ea0f12

1992 Bridgestone RB-T on Ebay. Buy It Now for only $450. Caution that seller only has two ratings...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Aeneas

I've taken to saddlebags for around town and...

I've taken to saddlebags for around town and commuting. I purchased the Rivendell small saddlebag to put thru it's paces before I went on to purchase the medium. Honestly, the Medium is the best...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By Aeneas

Hi-vis/ ANSI vest. The brighter/ easier to see...

Hi-vis/ ANSI vest. The brighter/ easier to see you are, the less likely you are to have motorists say they can't or didn't see you.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,029
Posted By Aeneas

Speed is fun, but what's the rush? I get to...

Speed is fun, but what's the rush? I get to work, I get home. I don't necessarily do it because I want to go fast, I do it because I want to enjoy myself, smell the blooms, hear the birds, enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Warm and wet this morning. We've had some...

Warm and wet this morning. We've had some intense storms the past couple days on Long Island so I refrained from riding, but this AM, the temp was in the mid 60s and the humidity was near 80%, so I...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,667
Posted By Aeneas

Since the OP was asking about a front rack, I...

Since the OP was asking about a front rack, I figured I'd add my experience, since I'm a fan.

On my Aurora I had a Tubus Tara low-rider. When I bought it, I was told that some people would leave...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,466
Posted By Aeneas

I always carry a chain tool as part of my multi...

I always carry a chain tool as part of my multi tool. I've had the good fortune to have required it during a commute!
Forum: Commuting
05-16-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

Kinda wet this AM, should be pretty much the same...

Kinda wet this AM, should be pretty much the same through the week. Moderate temps and humid. A couple drops of rain here and there but nothing substantial. Had a rather heavy load in the front...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Aeneas

I've been using the a large Wald basket zip-tied...

I've been using the a large Wald basket zip-tied to a front rack on my '88 Hardrock along with a large Rivendell Shopsack as my main commuting tool the last couple weeks. I've found that the system...
Forum: Commuting
05-04-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 9,505
Posted By Aeneas

I drove to work yesterday. I left a bit early...

I drove to work yesterday. I left a bit early (5PM) and as I drove home along my normal cycling route. I saw 11 cyclists on the route including a really cute female roadie and a group of 4 college...
Forum: Commuting
05-02-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 152,667
Posted By Aeneas

After the 5 Boro Bike Tour yesterday, I wasn't...

After the 5 Boro Bike Tour yesterday, I wasn't too sure about riding this morning, but I had fun with my go fast machine on Friday, so I toughed it out. Legs felt a bit tired/ weak and my butt hurt...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Aeneas

On my commute to work I ride on some pretty bad...

On my commute to work I ride on some pretty bad roads in Central Suffolk. I've seen more sewer repairs than pothole repairs. Some roads are in outright disrepair. Some small repairs have been made...
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