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06-10-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By RidingMatthew

Depends

Depends on if you are doing loaded touring or not. I have enjoyed having 2x on my salsa journeyman (carbon fork, aluminum frame, 650b wheels) especially touring. I would say that carbon fiber would...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 80,756
Posted By RidingMatthew

To clarify

neck warmer or fabric tube
BUff is the brand name. https://www.buffusa.com/shop-buff/multifunctional-neckwear-category.html

The hat I wore the most was the planetX skull cap with wind proof...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,080
Posted By RidingMatthew

haha that would work for after dark commuting!

haha that would work for after dark commuting!
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,470
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have 2018 Journeyman 650b It has been a great...

I have 2018 Journeyman 650b It has been a great commuter/ do it all bike. I have it set up with fenders and rack. I have wondered about putting the MTB tires back on it and taking the rack/ fenders...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By RidingMatthew

When I commuted regularly, Pre Covid shutdown and...

When I commuted regularly, Pre Covid shutdown and pre job change last August. I rode year round. I have ridden as warm as 100F 80+% humidity and as low as 13F. Both rides were fine.

I still miss...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 80,756
Posted By RidingMatthew

Buff plus hat!

I found that when I switched to a buff and hat, it was easier to ride without my glasses fogging up. The balaclava just put my breath straight up to my prescription glasses. No Bueno!
I would ride...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,147
Posted By RidingMatthew

miss commuting myself.

I have ridden my old commute on a Sunday and some holidays.

When my road bike was on the trainer I would take the commuting bike out if the weather was nice during the winter.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,518
Posted By RidingMatthew

my $.02

My plan was to hang them on hangers in my cubicle. I had stand up desk section put some more desk around me. I would hang them under the non stand up section part. I would run second fan that would...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,952
Posted By RidingMatthew

I used to commute in the rain. If it happened, it...

I used to commute in the rain. If it happened, it happened. In cool weather, I found that if I put on my waterproof socks and raincoat I would be fine for close to 9 miles. (thank goodness for...
06-03-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,457
Posted By RidingMatthew

should have read that more carefully!

I should have read the post first.
I currently have no batteries in my bike.... but on it I usually have 5 (Garmin, headlight and tailight, batteries for extra front and rear lights.) Road bike and...
05-29-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4,658
Views: 360,717
Posted By RidingMatthew

Not at all. I just switched my road bike from the...

Not at all. I just switched my road bike from the trailer tire to road tire. I hope to get back out there and riding soon. Right after the end of school and family vacation!
Forum: Touring
05-29-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By RidingMatthew

so close yet so far away

Wish I lived closer! I so would like one of these!
04-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By RidingMatthew

Bikesdirect.com worked for me !

I bought cyclocross style bike from bikes direct. I rode it for close to 20,000 miles. Before I donated it to a guy who passes bikes on to lower once people in need of transportation.
04-02-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,459
Posted By RidingMatthew

welcome to bikeforums. Leg shaving, lubes and...

welcome to bikeforums. Leg shaving, lubes and tires are perennial threads. They come back year after year.


This is funny! 😂


​​​​​​I bought some pro lube and dry lube from a store that used...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,377
Posted By RidingMatthew

True I love my fendered bike

I agree I have an experience like that. In the 40°s and just rained or light rain and pleasant commute because of my fenders.
12-24-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,134
Posted By RidingMatthew

Bike direct bike

I commuted for many years on a bikes direct bike. Cyclocross bike with fenders and rack. It was a reliable commuter bike for 15,000-20,000 miles. I replaced 3 wheelsets, cranks, chains, brake pads...
12-13-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 268,709
Posted By RidingMatthew

Ortlieb fork pack

I ordered and received fork packs. I just have to figure out how to mount with my fenders mounted. Or do I take fender off?

I love my fenders
Forum: Commuting
04-26-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,063
Posted By RidingMatthew

I have not committed yet this year to work I've...

I have not committed yet this year to work I've been riding on zwift. Still working from home
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,763
Posted By RidingMatthew

depends on your lube?!. dry vs wet. I use what is...

depends on your lube?!. dry vs wet. I use what is called pro on my commuter from now defunct Nashbar. It says putting in gentle rain but the mountain bike gets dry lube.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 27,063
Posted By RidingMatthew

Not commuting yet

I'm still work from home until the first of March.
Forum: Commuting
01-01-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Commuting what is that?

Last time I commuted was in March of 2020 and I'll be home until least March the 1st of 2021. I did pretty good "commuting" I was getting up early in the morning during the summer and fall but it's...
11-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By RidingMatthew

Warm ish

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20201113_125425329_2_a7408ab903166b2cc5228c66570a8f7d111e213d.jpg
American tobacco trail metic century
in the mid 60°F rode a...
11-15-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By RidingMatthew

I had sticker that said take the lane on the left...

I had sticker that said take the lane on the left chainstay.

I had on old commuter and transferred to new commuter a rubber duck on the rack. I have another duck that is a pirate.

...
11-15-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,473
Posted By RidingMatthew

My experience

I have had one shop bump my fixes on my commuter bike because he knew I commuted a lot precovid. He told me he would get me back on the road as quick as he can.

Another shop guy told me that I...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Not sure I am following what you are saying. Are...

Not sure I am following what you are saying. Are these multiple answers to the questions of commuting or not?

I never walked around my office in bike clothes. That would be awkward 🙂
Forum: Commuting
10-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Tundra_Man thanks that mean I commut d a lot. I...

Tundra_Man thanks that mean I commut d a lot. I haven't marked them on my tracking apps as commutes.

You might need an asterisk 😁🤣
Forum: Commuting
10-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Commute? What is that exactly?

Is it commuting if you leave in the morning and ride the equivalent of round trip back to the house to start work?

Either way it was pretty dark this morning! Misjudged the need to charge lights....
Forum: Commuting
07-31-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks it is a very different rides than my usual...

Thanks it is a very different rides than my usual commute. Usual commute is from suburbs to downtown. Now suburbs to countryside.

I am riding my road bike more than my Salsa and it is such a...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

working from home until 9/7

I am working from home until September 7th at least. I used to be more active in this thread so figured i would share.
Sharing some pictures I have taken since "commuting" I have been trying to get...
05-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,589
Posted By RidingMatthew

Me?

av8n are you talking to me?
I like the giant revolt advanced 2 or 3 for a fun fast lighter gravel bike. My Salsa Journeyman is great but with rack and fenders it tips the scale around 30-31lbs. It...
05-06-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,934
Posted By RidingMatthew

I hope you're right! I hope this signals a change...

I hope you're right! I hope this signals a change in people's biking and using bikes instead of driving. But I also think that people are inherently lazy and most won't stick with it, unfortunately.
Forum: Commuting
05-06-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Today "commuted". Sort of

Today I woke up pretty close to normal bike commute time.⏰ I was on the bike by 6:15am. I saw 47F and fog. I rode my commuter, Salsa Journeyman with 650B wheels and it was different from riding on...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,526
Posted By RidingMatthew

Thanks I think he will when grows a touch more....

Thanks I think he will when grows a touch more. The reach is pretty far and we did a ride or tow that his back was kinda hurting after a while.
04-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,589
Posted By RidingMatthew

that is a pretty sweet bike and color. Sweet RIDE!

that is a pretty sweet bike and color. Sweet RIDE!
Forum: Commuting
04-20-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Trying to figure out this work from home but...

Trying to figure out this work from home but craving to bike commute. Hard to get out on recreational rides. I have debated commuting to/ from work before I log in? Does that make sense or is that...
Forum: Touring
04-20-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,526
Posted By RidingMatthew

thanks all I forgot about this thread. I have...

thanks all I forgot about this thread. I have since bought my son a COOP bike with gears. he has to grow a little bit more into the bike. with the shut down of travel and parks we will have to...
04-20-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,589
Posted By RidingMatthew

what bike is that ? in the second picture. I...

what bike is that ? in the second picture. I really like the view and the color of that bike!
04-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,589
Posted By RidingMatthew

great perspective and picture. how do you like...

great perspective and picture. how do you like that Giant? I have been looking at that one for a faster gravel ride vs a commuting (fenders, rack) commuter.
04-20-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,172
Posted By RidingMatthew

I agree with DCrainmaker for unbiased tech info ...

I agree with DCrainmaker for unbiased tech info

Seth's bike hacks, GCN, Path less pedaled, GMBN, global mountain bike network, Rides of Japan sometimes
are some of the ones I am subscribed too.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,193
Posted By RidingMatthew

squirtdad thanks for the explanation. My brother...

squirtdad thanks for the explanation. My brother in law used too but I am not sure if he still does run his lights all the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,193
Posted By RidingMatthew

Wondering

I am not trying to be a smart Alec but I was wondering why you run your headlights on your car with daytime running lights ?
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,193
Posted By RidingMatthew

I don't think they are necessary for daytime but...

I don't think they are necessary for daytime but I do use them on the road.

Cygolite metro 550 on the front and cygolite hotshot 150 most of the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-17-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,620
Posted By RidingMatthew

​​i have two lights on the rear of my commuting...

​​i have two lights on the rear of my commuting bike. One a Cygoliite hotshot 150 and Orphos flare pro rear. The hotshot gives me a beam for far down the road but not much side visibility. The Orphos...
Forum: Commuting
04-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

At home for now!

Commute from the kitchen to bedroom office was pretty easy just a little elevation gain since it is on the second floor. 😉😄
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,009,342
Posted By RidingMatthew

Salsa Adventure by Bike

My Journeyman after cleaning it up after some gravel riding! i am not sure if posted this picture but I really like this bike.
Upgraded the brake calipers to Hy/Rd and I want to upgrade the drive to...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 614
Views: 123,868
Posted By RidingMatthew

Rode to work this morning after cleaning the...

Rode to work this morning after cleaning the drivetrain and still felt slow but I think the wind was working against me. warm enough for bibs, jersey and long sleeve jersey. Supposedly cooler weather...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RidingMatthew

Left over from my commuter bike tires. used to...

Left over from my commuter bike tires. used to roll the gatorskins on the commuter bike. got rid of the bike and now have 650b x 47 byways on my commuter.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RidingMatthew

shimano R10 I believe they are

shimano R10 I believe they are
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RidingMatthew

2016 rim brake probably gatorskins. i guess i...

2016 rim brake probably gatorskins.
i guess i could just experiment with it but wasn't sure if anyone had tried it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,826
Posted By RidingMatthew

28 mm on a Cervelo R2

Any one put 28 mm tires on their Cervelo R2? will they fit?
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