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Forum: Commuting
07-18-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,682
Posted By ajames15

I always stop completely at lights, and wait...

I always stop completely at lights, and wait until the light changes. Stop signs, however, I treat much more like a yield sign. I always slow down and do a careful analysis on my need to stop, but...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,141
Posted By ajames15

From the satirical wisdom of bsnyc, "when it...

From the satirical wisdom of bsnyc, "when it rains, take the bus."
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By ajames15

I'm really hoping to average 25 miles a week (I...

I'm really hoping to average 25 miles a week (I work 3 miles from home), so I'd have about $1,300 in a year. That'll really help me move into a better bike, and I think after riding consistently...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By ajames15

Earning a New Bike

I want a new bike... really bad. But I've been terrible with the number of miles I've been putting on my current one for months now, so I really cannot justify one to myself (let alone my wife). So I...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,318
Posted By ajames15

I have the same sentiments as OP. I can't...

I have the same sentiments as OP. I can't rationalize buying a nicer bike until I prove to myself that my dedication is worth it. I'm really bad at go (but still really enjoy it), but still want a...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,276
Posted By ajames15

I've commuted a few time in my dress shoes using...

I've commuted a few time in my dress shoes using toe clips and never had a problem. Have you tried it yet, or are you just worried that it won't work with current shoe trends?
Forum: Commuting
05-25-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By ajames15

I think in that color, viability won't be an...

I think in that color, viability won't be an issue (unless you cover it up with a backpack).
Forum: Commuting
05-10-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,295
Posted By ajames15

How far do you commute each way?

Just wondering what the distribution is of how far you all commute one-way.
03-28-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By ajames15

Thanks guys. While I still have a thing for...

Thanks guys. While I still have a thing for having parts match, I think my wife would kill me if I tried to by an entire new groups at once. It's a lot easier to get them one at a time. Of course,...
03-28-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By ajames15

Upgrading components

When you are upgrading your components, do you do everything at once for uniformity or do you go one at a time? I'm figuring going one at a tome is a lot easier on the wallet, but I have the problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,385
Posted By ajames15

That's why I haven't gone in to buy tires yet...

That's why I haven't gone in to buy tires yet this year... my wife would kill me when I came home!
Forum: Commuting
03-07-11, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By ajames15

This is great, thanks guys. I really like how the...

This is great, thanks guys. I really like how the Mainstream MSX looks. I may have to see what it'll take to get them here in the States. The biggest problem I've been facing is available space in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,633
Posted By ajames15

I now have two tabs open on my browser... this...

I now have two tabs open on my browser... this thread and netflix! :)
Forum: Commuting
03-05-11, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,719
Posted By ajames15

Rear Bag/Pannier

I'm looking for a new bag to carry all my stuff in, that would go on my rear rack. I started with a backpack, and it just made me too sweaty for when I got into work. I definantly am happier carrying...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By ajames15

If I remember right, New Jersey recently had a...

If I remember right, New Jersey recently had a similar bill introduced, but was voted down. Let's hope their neighbors in NY do the same.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By ajames15

The only thing I use that is harsher than...

The only thing I use that is harsher than dishsoap is the degreaser I use on my drivetrain. I'll probably use it less often, though. I was thinking about the shower method, and I may use that for...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-11, 09:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By ajames15

Winter Cleaning

Even though it's February, I'm still trying to figure this out. How do you clean your bike during the winter? I live in an apartment with very young children, so I don't have a garage and my space is...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By ajames15

Why do some people use rubbing alcohol? What...

Why do some people use rubbing alcohol? What properties does it have that makes it beneficial?
Forum: Commuting
12-19-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,210
Posted By ajames15

My personal favorite is from a recent Yehuda...

My personal favorite is from a recent Yehuda Moon: http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2010-11-23.
Forum: Commuting
09-26-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,833
Posted By ajames15

Yeah, that bike's a bit costly - but I could...

Yeah, that bike's a bit costly - but I could really dig it. What's the ideal environment for that bike? Is it intended for urban? suburban? anywhere?
Forum: Commuting
08-27-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,636
Posted By ajames15

Man, all I have is a wife... but I really want...

Man, all I have is a wife... but I really want all three :)
Forum: Commuting
06-15-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By ajames15

I wish it were lightening up for me, but it seems...

I wish it were lightening up for me, but it seems to only be getting heavier.
Forum: Commuting
05-29-10, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,667
Posted By ajames15

www.accuweather.com

www.accuweather.com
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 05:48 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 8,962
Posted By ajames15

Ever since I was hit by a VW in 2003, I have...

Ever since I was hit by a VW in 2003, I have never ridden without a helmet (thankfully, during the accident I had one on!).
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 982
Posted By ajames15

1) Train (I'm pretty sure at least) 2) Car 3)...

1) Train (I'm pretty sure at least)
2) Car
3) Bike

Bike, for me, has only been 2-3 minutes slower than car, so I just need to get faster! It's only 3.5 miles, so it's pretty quick no matter how...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,675
Posted By ajames15

I am an institutional equity trader. I'm like the...

I am an institutional equity trader. I'm like the guys on the floor of an exchange, except I do it from a computer in the suburbs. Cycling is the only way I can get some exercise, so I count on my...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,482
Posted By ajames15

Door to door for me is 3.58 miles

Door to door for me is 3.58 miles
Forum: Commuting
04-30-10, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By ajames15

I have to say, I love that it worked on an...

I have to say, I love that it worked on an escalator. How many people ride their bikes up those?
Forum: Commuting
04-29-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By ajames15

Wow, I know what I want in 2011. That looks great...

Wow, I know what I want in 2011. That looks great to me.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,390
Posted By ajames15

I love those words! What are you getting?

I love those words! What are you getting?
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By ajames15

I love seeing these threads from people who just...

I love seeing these threads from people who just started commuting by bike like me. When I lived in southern WA my only vehicle was my bike. If it weren't for a good, breathable, lightweight jacket I...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-10, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By ajames15

Wow, I though my "commute" was short at 3.5...

Wow, I though my "commute" was short at 3.5 miles. Congrats on starting the season.
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By ajames15

About 5 years ago, I only used a bike for a...

About 5 years ago, I only used a bike for a while, and was in southwest Washington State. It was never torrential, but very consistent. This was nothing compared to that. I just found it humorous...
Forum: Commuting
04-13-10, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By ajames15

Rain On My First Ride

Today was the first time I commuted to work by bike. I've been really excited to make this change in my life, so I got up this morning quite excited. About 1/2 mile into my ride I noticed some rain...
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