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07-18-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
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Posted By Aletifer

Juice instead of soda. Lots of water on hot days...

Juice instead of soda. Lots of water on hot days like today. Minimal red meat. And I try to eat as broad a nutrient spectrum as I can for each meal while watching the fat and sugar content. I'm not...
07-16-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,881
Views: 580,366
Posted By Aletifer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/photo_jul_16_12_12_20_pm_ff8e5741559af9474a97c31308fc21e7ef9db039.jpg
07-16-19, 09:26 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 46,820
Posted By Aletifer

This is mine. No great shakes—just a 2015 Fuji...

This is mine. No great shakes—just a 2015 Fuji Track. But it gets the job done. (BTW was messing with the stem when I took this, hence the weird handlebar angle.)
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Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,907
Posted By Aletifer

Oh that is definitely part of it. I'm almost at...

Oh that is definitely part of it. I'm almost at the point where I have to decide to either ride or get on happy pills. :)
Forum: Commuting
07-16-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,907
Posted By Aletifer

That's part of it for me. I park just outside of...

That's part of it for me. I park just outside of where the beltway gets clogged and bike in from there. However, because of the distance I'd say that the time savings is almost a wash for me.

But...
Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Aletifer

Googling "Fuji archive" will get you there. ...

Googling "Fuji archive" will get you there.

https://www.fujibikes.com/usa/archive
Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Aletifer

Fuji's website has an archive where you can look...

Fuji's website has an archive where you can look up older models. That's how I dated my track bike.
07-15-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By Aletifer

I just have a small saddle bag that contains: ...

I just have a small saddle bag that contains:

Spanner for rear wheel bolts
CO2 plus nozzle
Tube
Multitool
Spoke ring
Patch kit
Forum: Introductions
07-15-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Aletifer

Welcome back! I'm recently back from a two-year...

Welcome back! I'm recently back from a two-year hiatus as well. I have no idea what I was thinking. (I suppose I wasn't!)
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,827
Posted By Aletifer

I wear scrubs. Yes, that's probably a little...

I wear scrubs. Yes, that's probably a little bizarre.

Mind you, not the typical blue, straight-legged type. There's actually a retail store around here that sells various types with pockets, belt...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,907
Posted By Aletifer

My commute is currently ridiculous. To work:...

My commute is currently ridiculous.

To work: drive 30 miles to a parking lot, ride about 11 in.
From work: ride about 11, drive about 15.

But, I'm moving soon.
Forum: Commuting
07-15-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,136
Posted By Aletifer

Couple of things I consider, that you may want to...

Couple of things I consider, that you may want to as well:

Sealed hubs and bottom bracket. I like these for commuting because it means less maintenance, especially if/when I ride in wet...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,682
Posted By Aletifer

My general rule of thumb is, "if it's obvious,...

My general rule of thumb is, "if it's obvious, fix it this week or so." That's about it. I don't replace my chain for example when it's "time" if it's still okay.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,671
Posted By Aletifer

There was a sociology study conducted recently in...

There was a sociology study conducted recently in which researchers crossed a busy intersection, making note of the cars that stopped for them at the zebra and the ones that did not. Then they...
07-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,123
Posted By Aletifer

I'm working on this. It's going to take several...

I'm working on this. It's going to take several steps, but living a nearly car-free existence is in the works. The plan so far:

Get an ebike. (CHECK!) Several reasons for this, but the short...
Forum: Introductions
07-12-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Aletifer

Hello from DC

Howdy everyone,

New to the forums (fora?), but been riding for a bit. I did MTB as a kid, but now I'm mostly a singlespeed rider in the DC area. My commute is godawful, and due to distance and...
Forum: Introductions
07-12-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By Aletifer

Rad, I'm from there! I grew up MTB riding in the...

Rad, I'm from there! I grew up MTB riding in the area, but now that I'm in DC I stick mostly to the roads.
07-12-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By Aletifer

Hey, I'm new here, too! But what you describe is...

Hey, I'm new here, too! But what you describe is basically what I've been doing on and off for about 10 years: I've used my singlespeed to commute, and do about 15-20-mile rides on the weekends when...
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