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Forum: Commuting
02-10-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By johnje

How old are you? 51 How much would you...

How old are you?
51

How much would you spend on a bike bag (of reasonable quality)?
$200 for waterproof (I'm in the Pacific Northwest)

What are the sort of items do you carry daily or would...
10-22-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,007
Posted By johnje

Kicking over bikeshare bikes

Last week as I was riding North on the Burke-Gilman trail out of the University of Washington, I noted a cyclist coming the other direction. She subtly kicked over a Lime bike, which was nicely...
10-01-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By johnje

Still lots of roots, I got used to them. The...

Still lots of roots, I got used to them. The closure was in the spring, so no leaves on the ground, though I'm guessing my Wednesday ride may be a bit different than what we've seen this summer. (I...
10-01-18, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By johnje

Since they closed off that section, I tried a...

Since they closed off that section, I tried a alternate routes, and eventually settled on Burke-Gilman from Seattle to Bothell, and Bothell-Everett highway to Everett. It's probably going to be my...
10-01-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,950
Posted By johnje

If not music, I'm left to my own thoughts, which...

If not music, I'm left to my own thoughts, which completely spoil whatever I'm doing. In reality, i'm far more likely to pay attention while listening to music than without.

John
05-19-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,832
Posted By johnje

Riding in the rain means less people to deal with...

Riding in the rain means less people to deal with on the bike path. Cold, rain, weekday - I get the path all to myself. :-)
04-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By johnje

Alderwood Interurban closure

https://snohomishcountywa.gov/3677/Maple-Rd-and-Ash-Way-Lynnwood-2018


John
04-14-18, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By johnje

You can always take the scenic route to...

You can always take the scenic route to Microsoft, then hop a bus back to Seattle. All busses have bike racks in the front.

But, riding across 520 would be cool, especially if you've never been on...
04-06-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By johnje

Performance Bicycles (Lynnwood)

Raving about Performance Bicycles - great experience yesterday.

My foot slipped, I kicked my front fender holder, whole attachment bent and came apart. Fortunately, it happened about 100 yards...
03-30-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By johnje

Are you interning at Microsoft? I have a...

Are you interning at Microsoft?

I have a 54cm Davidson (local frame builder) I'm not using, at least for the summer. A forum admin would probably need to chime in if I'm (unintentionally) breaking...
03-25-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By johnje

Yup, with a 'Titanium' stamp on the stem as well....

Yup, with a 'Titanium' stamp on the stem as well. No idea it was particularly valuable.

If all goes well, the frame/fork will get paint next weekend, with assembly after it fully cures.


John
03-18-18, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By johnje

Classic project

A friend dumps this old pile of parts off at my place last week. What could possibly go wrong?

The frame is late 80's or early 90's from Bill Davidson (Seattle frame builder), and would guess the...
03-16-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,141
Posted By johnje

There may be folks here willing to sell/rent/lend...

There may be folks here willing to sell/rent/lend you a bike for the summer.
Forum: Foo
03-02-18, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By johnje

Honda EU1000

Honda EU1000
02-13-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,124
Posted By johnje

Ah, my bad, I assumed you weren't familiar with...

Ah, my bad, I assumed you weren't familiar with the area and were thinking Lake Washington. If you're looking for something shorter, you can always ride up to the Red Hook brewery in Woodinville. Not...
02-12-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,124
Posted By johnje

Probably Lake Washington. The Sammamish trail...

Probably Lake Washington. The Sammamish trail starts in Redmond, goes north, around the top of the lake and down towards Seattle. Somewhere on the path I think the name changes from Sammamish to...
01-29-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,458
Posted By johnje

Davidson Bicycles in Seattle makes titanium and...

Davidson Bicycles in Seattle makes titanium and steel frames. (Davidson Handbuilt Bicycles | Bicycles Handbuilt in Seattle, Washington (http://davidsonbicycles.com)) I'd guess every large city has at...
01-17-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By johnje

Indeed. All I had to do was ride an old scooter...

Indeed. All I had to do was ride an old scooter down a road in a movie, was on site more than 12 hours.

John
01-15-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,576
Posted By johnje

If I lose >1lb over a day, it's overwhelmingly...

If I lose >1lb over a day, it's overwhelmingly dehydration. Soda water with cranberry juice, and bacon-cheeseburgers usually fixes the problem.
01-14-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,446
Posted By johnje

I'm 5'6" with 29" inseam. My Allez is 52cm, with...

I'm 5'6" with 29" inseam. My Allez is 52cm, with 53.7cm top tube. My Davidson is 54cm, with a 53.5 top tube. Neither fit me great, but I'm working on that. Actually, started this afternoon with a...
01-12-18, 10:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,188
Posted By johnje

Heh. I usually shop until my wife gets sick and...

Heh. I usually shop until my wife gets sick and tired of hearing me waffle, and drags my indecisive ass to the store to make a purchase and get it over with.


John
01-12-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,188
Posted By johnje

I don't mind this thread at all, as one who is...

I don't mind this thread at all, as one who is testing different bikes (purchased used) to help me determine what would work best for me, with the intention of buying a new bike in the spring.

At...
01-12-18, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By johnje

Is there a website for the event?

Is there a website for the event?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,450
Posted By johnje

There goes your chance to form an all-women...

There goes your chance to form an all-women oversight committee to address men's cycling and sexual performance issues. ;-)
01-11-18, 12:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By johnje

Come to think of it, if you bug me close to your...

Come to think of it, if you bug me close to your travel date, I'd be happy to lead you through Everett to Edmonds. I live about 5 minutes from where you get on Interurban at 52nd.
01-11-18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By johnje

I live in Everett and ride to both Arlington and...

I live in Everett and ride to both Arlington and Seattle pretty regular. I recommend finding your way to the Centennial trail, South to Snohomish and West across the "Lowell Snohomish River Road" to...
01-09-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,047
Posted By johnje

I was rear-ended in heavy stop/go traffic on the...

I was rear-ended in heavy stop/go traffic on the freeway, on my Honda Goldwing. The driver said she didn't see me, fully stopped in front of her, on a motorcycle half the size of a Honda Civic. She...
01-09-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,109
Posted By johnje

Brake-checkers and coal-rollers probably think...

Brake-checkers and coal-rollers probably think they're being funny. I confess I don't have a good sense of humor for either.
01-09-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,862
Posted By johnje

I buy local because I want my bike shop to remain...

I buy local because I want my bike shop to remain here. Just yesterday I bought a new U-Lock. Maybe I could have saved a couple bucks buying through Amazon, but IMO not a good long term deal for me....
01-03-18, 12:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,197
Posted By johnje

I haul eggs in my Axiom bags for light shopping...

I haul eggs in my Axiom bags for light shopping trips, no biggie.
12-16-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By johnje

Finally got back into the shop and caught Bill at...

Finally got back into the shop and caught Bill at a good time. He dug though a box of stickers and found templates for my Impulse. $50. We chatted for a while, I left wanting to abandon the idea of...
12-11-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,950
Posted By johnje

Even with my earbuds in, and (metal) turned up...

Even with my earbuds in, and (metal) turned up pretty darn high, and my balaclava on, I can hear cars as they pass. I can't hear them from far away, but then if I don't have headphones in, all I can...
11-29-17, 06:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,950
Posted By johnje

Klipsch R6, if they got lost/broke I'd buy...

Klipsch R6, if they got lost/broke I'd buy another pair. If I'm in traffic (e.g., downtown Seattle) they come out, otherwise both ears and loud. I would not ride without music, tried it for a while,...
11-27-17, 10:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,892
Posted By johnje

I have two small dents/dimples on my (Davidson)...

I have two small dents/dimples on my (Davidson) steel top tube. I'm not worried about the bike suddenly folding in half or breaking, it doesn't affect my riding. Some people like to point it out when...
11-25-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,027
Posted By johnje

Heh. The bump brought it up on the first NW...

Heh. The bump brought it up on the first NW thread page, I imagine a few of us new(ish) members just read through it for the first time. I did note a small dig on Bicycle Centres of Everett a few...
11-25-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,498
Posted By johnje

I ride, fairly hard, 20-40 hilly miles 4-5...

I ride, fairly hard, 20-40 hilly miles 4-5 days/week on what is probably considered a heavy (30-35lb) bike. I lift weights every other day. I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and sometimes...
11-15-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By johnje

Yes. It's sitting at a body shop waiting for...

Yes. It's sitting at a body shop waiting for paint. Well, I've been visiting Davidson in hopes of getting decals, the body shop owner has been visiting the frame owner's family (the frame owner is...
11-15-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By johnje

Maybe she's just being safe? When I purchased my...

Maybe she's just being safe? When I purchased my last (used) bike, I met the seller at bus station. Turned out to be a non-issue, but better safe than sorry. (I had a wallet full of cash.)
11-15-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By johnje

All else being equal, $80 extra for fenders and a...

All else being equal, $80 extra for fenders and a rack would be a much better deal for me, since I always add those to my bikes, with the local shop doing the installation. I probably spend $150 by...
11-15-17, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 836
Posted By johnje

Bummer you're not in the Pacific Northwet, I have...

Bummer you're not in the Pacific Northwet, I have a late 80's, 56cm Davidson steel frame waiting for paint/components. It's too big for me (5'6"/29" inseam), so I picked up a 54cm (complete bike) a...
11-05-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By johnje

I stopped by a couple times, finally getting a...

I stopped by a couple times, finally getting a chance to meet up with Bill a couple weeks ago. It's a bit of a trip for me, since I'm coming down from Everett. Unfortunately, Bill doesn't have any...
11-03-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 936
Posted By johnje

Snow!

I swear, just last week I was riding in a t-shirt and shorts! Went for my usual lunch ride, which has me down at the Mukilteo ferry and up Mukilteo Speedway. It was snowing hard down there, I'm...
10-24-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By johnje

Yea, about that. I had full fenders on my road...

Yea, about that. I had full fenders on my road bike and mountain bike. My road bike was stolen, I replaced it with two other road bikes, and went with those cheesy half-fenders. Big mistake! They're...
10-23-17, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By johnje

What timing. I have two Davidson's (late 80's) I...

What timing. I have two Davidson's (late 80's) I need to paint this winter, looks like a trip to Freemont is in my future, assuming they sell decal kits.
Forum: Introductions
07-11-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By johnje

Wet weather

I have similar clothing challenges, generally my rides are around 1.5 - 2 hours, so I just suck it up. It rained an awful lot in the Seattle area over the winter! I also can't seem to prevent my...
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