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Forum: Commuting
05-15-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

What about the wife?

What about the wife?
Forum: Commuting
03-24-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,441
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Only if you can make it so they can't be...

Only if you can make it so they can't be sanded/filed off?

Maybe if you do it in a location that common thieves wouldn't look?
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 12:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,406
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I want one, but I'll admit it's only because of...

I want one, but I'll admit it's only because of the novelty of it.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Yes, but if this additional position is what it...

Yes, but if this additional position is what it takes isn't that a good thing?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,107
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

How did you know that riding a fixed gear is...

How did you know that riding a fixed gear is exactly like riding a Big Wheel? :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,349
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Agreed. I'm sure that they don't recognize it as...

Agreed. I'm sure that they don't recognize it as "the hand signal they learned in 2nd grade," but more a "hold on for a second." I equate it to how you'd put your hand up if you were trying to stop...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,542
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I wouldn't although someplace where there were...

I wouldn't although someplace where there were many fewer cars would be nice to see.

Believe it or not, cars do have legitimate uses. :rolleyes:
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 01:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,542
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

This already exists today and I don't think...

This already exists today and I don't think people are moving there in droves.
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

You're probably right.

You're probably right.
Replies: 9
Views: 2,510
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I use aero bars on my touring rig....

I use aero bars on my touring rig. Back-to-back-to-back-to-back days of over 100 miles tend to make my hands numb. I rarely ever get wrist or hand pain - just numbness that creeps in over the course...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,323
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Does anyone else think the Ute is just plain...

Does anyone else think the Ute is just plain ugly?

I love the look of the Dummy (especially the pre-production models), but I can't see ever liking the Ute. Something just seems awkward about the...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 10:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,349
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Great to hear it worked out for you. I'd be...

Great to hear it worked out for you. I'd be interested in hearing about your success using this tactic (or lack thereof) as the days go on. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 01:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

While I've used the pedestrian caveat, I'll admit...

While I've used the pedestrian caveat, I'll admit that I do so because I feel like it's a safe middle ground for me to go to with the flamboyant sidewalk riders that I come across on the forums and...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,349
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Agreed. I'm pretty sure that when most drivers...

Agreed. I'm pretty sure that when most drivers see a cyclist in the lane, they assume he has no idea that a car is approaching from behind, which makes the "hurry up and pass this guy who is...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,349
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I have found that for some reason I can keep the...

I have found that for some reason I can keep the cars behind me in unsafe situations if I throw my left hand out in a down-low slowing/stopping hand signal. If I use this move while taking the lane,...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Amen.

Amen.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

This opinion always irritates me, although I...

This opinion always irritates me, although I understand what you're saying. I don't have a problem with others riding on the sidewalk as long as they're behaving like a pedestrian (i.e., riding at...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I was riding along on my first fixed gear...

I was riding along on my first fixed gear conversion when I loose chain tension. I have no idea what happened, as I'm now coasting (!) down the road. I look down and see that my chainring is sitting...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 11:08 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,107
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I did it once but then realized that my...

I did it once but then realized that my eggbeaters spinning on their own at probably 175 rpms looked too much like a blender and vowed not to do it again.

...and this was on my fixed gear without...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,283
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Sidewalks scare me more than any busy road. Glad...

Sidewalks scare me more than any busy road. Glad you weren't seriously hurt.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 10:51 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 9,107
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Fixed gear riding has made my knees stronger....

Fixed gear riding has made my knees stronger. When I first started riding fixed, I noticed that they would be sore after a hard ride. Now they never hurt no matter what gear I'm running.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-08, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 614
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Road/Mountain Morph. It's a great pump and the...

Road/Mountain Morph. It's a great pump and the only non-CO2 "mini" pump I'll ever buy.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 10:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 513
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

It's more fun.

It's more fun.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 992
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

+10 on the newspaper. Repeat every few hours...

+10 on the newspaper.

Repeat every few hours if you need them the next day, otherwise replace once a day if really wet. Depending on how soaked they are, it might take a couple days.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

My experience while touring was that we ran into...

My experience while touring was that we ran into some nice folks at a convenience store about five miles from the bridge. They offered to take us over so we didn't have to wait for the parks...
07-30-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,133
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I've worn a waist pack while riding a few times,...

I've worn a waist pack while riding a few times, but I feel pretty silly about it. When I get to wherever I'm going and lock the bike up, the pack comes off and I carry it in my hand or under my arm...
07-28-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I had something similar happen the other day... ...

I had something similar happen the other day...

I was commuting along in the right most lane when a passenger bus passes me with about one foot of clearance, then cuts me off and takes the lane in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,880
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Believe it or not, I've had good luck with Goo...

Believe it or not, I've had good luck with Goo Gone for keeping my white tape clean.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-08, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

How's the bike?

How's the bike?
07-25-08, 11:24 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 16,161
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Sign me up. I'll take the initial test tonight.

Sign me up. I'll take the initial test tonight.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

More pics, please. I'd like to see the rear view...

More pics, please. I'd like to see the rear view with the three (?) longboards. :D
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Anyone...

I've said it before, I'll say it again. Anyone who is in moderately good health/fitness can ride a century on a bike that fits them. Just eat/drink throughout and take your time. You'll be fine.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Hmm...I might try using tubes instead of bungees...

Hmm...I might try using tubes instead of bungees on my tour this summer. I'm not sure if it would be worth the hassle of tying/untying them each time I needed to unload the sleeping bag and mat, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,112
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I used an old tube to wrap around the base of...

I used an old tube to wrap around the base of some saplings I'm growing in the back yard. It keeps the rabbits from chewing on the bark.

Also, I used a couple of tubes to tie around a tree to get...
07-20-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Make sure you take video of the first test ride. ...

Make sure you take video of the first test ride.

Good luck.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 08:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,285
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Ouch. Anyone seen something crazy like that in...

Ouch. Anyone seen something crazy like that in person? Worse yet, been a part of a velodrome crash?

Glad to hear that everyone is going to be alright...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 03:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,041
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Pics?

Pics?
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I would think you're going to need more than one...

I would think you're going to need more than one lock to properly lock four bikes to a rack. Buy one of each?
Forum: Commuting
07-20-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,914
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Layers...lots of layers. ;) In a nutshell, I...

Layers...lots of layers. ;)

In a nutshell, I wear a cycling specific base layer of the wicking variety. I then put on a layer or two of something warm that you would wear outside when it's very...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,548
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I think this is key for me. Not to say that I...

I think this is key for me. Not to say that I don't move to other positions that leave my hands out of line with my forearms - I just try to make that my default position.

Still, when I'm touring...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,112
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

I doubt it. Where I work, we recently moved into...

I doubt it. Where I work, we recently moved into a brand new facility. The new place has a full locker room. While there are a few bikes parked out at the rack on any given day, there doesn't seem to...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,914
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Every winter in Minnesota we get a week or two in...

Every winter in Minnesota we get a week or two in the winter where the temps drop into the -40F range. I'm out there riding in it just like I am when we have a week or two in the summer where we get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Depends... On the road, I carry a few...

Depends...

On the road, I carry a few glueless patches along with a spare tube. Depending on the circumstances of a flat, I may replace the tube or I may use the glueless patches.

Once I'm back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Obviously, he's innocent. Those police are bad,...

Obviously, he's innocent. Those police are bad, bad, men for tricking an innocent, law-abiding citizen like Mr. Hendrix.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,441
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Leave them at work.

Leave them at work.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

SKS fenders are teh awesome. Great quality and...

SKS fenders are teh awesome. Great quality and value. If yours are anything but, something unusual happened somewhere in the process.
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 908
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

My company recently created a car pool list for...

My company recently created a car pool list for each of our office locations, asking people to post their name/general location if they were interested in car pooling.

I created an entry asking if...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-08, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Just read the article. I sure have seen a large...

Just read the article. I sure have seen a large number of these types of articles this spring/summer. I'm not sure if that alone indicates that commuting is on the rise but it must mean something -...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-08, 09:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,801
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

+100 on the take-a-look. I was very...

+100 on the take-a-look.

I was very dependent on my take-a-look mirror for the first two years that I used it. I downright refused to cycle without it. I primarily used the eye/sunglasses mount...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-17-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Old Dirt Hill

Yes, it was the Minneapolis Swift for sale. I...

Yes, it was the Minneapolis Swift for sale. I think I remember seeing it on there a couple/few months ago for nearly $600.

Once I got the approval to invest in a folding bike, I remembered seeing...
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