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06-07-12, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By niccig

I can't wear the iPhone earbuds, they refuse to...

I can't wear the iPhone earbuds, they refuse to stay in my ears. I do end up hearing all the ambient noise though :)
06-07-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By niccig

Another great Kickstarter for cyclists

I found out about this yesterday and it looks great. They're ear tips for in-ear headphones that have air channels to allow you to hear ambient noise (say, while you're on your bike). I'm really...
03-14-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By niccig

I use the BioLogic bike mount case (Amazon...

I use the BioLogic bike mount case (Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/BioLogic-Bike-Mount-iPhone-4/dp/B004G7XYU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331751187&sr=8-1)) and am in love with it. I've ridden in...
03-14-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By niccig

Not sure if they're exactly what you're looking...

Not sure if they're exactly what you're looking for, but - I wear Oakley Crosshair S (ebay link...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,451
Posted By niccig

I have my tools and spare tube in a seat bag. One...

I have my tools and spare tube in a seat bag. One of my panniers (Koki Bagatelle) is my 'main' one. Rain jacket is in a ziplock bag to compress as much as possible, and goes in the large internal zip...
Forum: Commuting
02-17-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,095
Posted By niccig

dude, where are all the women's commuter clothes?...

dude, where are all the women's commuter clothes? The Rapha pants do look really nice, any ladies that have tried them on?
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By niccig

I think using lockers at the student gym is your...

I think using lockers at the student gym is your best bet (check first, they might require rental - ours do).

Some more ideas -
Make friends with someone that lives on campus and see if you can...
Forum: Commuting
02-15-12, 03:17 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 145,515
Posted By niccig

I have to trade: Avenir Metro panniers as...

I have to trade:
Avenir Metro panniers as pictured on my bike below-
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Amazon page here (http://www.amazon.com/Avenir-Metro-Panniers-Cubic-Inch-Capacity/dp/B00165Q90I/ref=cm_cmu_pg__header)....
Forum: Commuting
02-14-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By niccig

Iron-on reflective tape (probably not appropriate...

Iron-on reflective tape (probably not appropriate for this application): http://www.identi-tape.com/iron-on.html
and
Marine-grade reflective tape (think this is the one that mechBgon recommended) -...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-12, 08:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,078
Posted By niccig

That's extremely kind of you to think of how the...

That's extremely kind of you to think of how the driver's life could be affected. Normally I'd agree with everyone that a police report should be filed at the scene, but it sounds in this case like...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By niccig

I've only had mine for a couple weeks, but so far...

I've only had mine for a couple weeks, but so far so good. On the Koki bag that I bought, the hinge pin came partially out of one (because I had to sort of twist the bag on and off due to my rack...
02-09-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,273
Posted By niccig

Nice! I bet spraying some nikwax on there would...

Nice! I bet spraying some nikwax on there would make them even better
Forum: Commuting
02-09-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By niccig

Homemade pannier

Thought the commuting forum might appreciate this one - my single pannier was big enough for my work essentials but there wasn't any room left over for a grocery stop, library books, etc etc. I...
12-15-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By niccig

Oooh, good choice. I recently got a 2010 Jamis...

Oooh, good choice. I recently got a 2010 Jamis Coda (just regular ol' Coda, which I don't think is part of the lineup anymore). I agree go for the Elite if you're undecided and can afford it now -...
12-08-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 763
Posted By niccig

I have/love the Klipsch s4i. They're noise...

I have/love the Klipsch s4i. They're noise isolating, so I run my iphone on mono and use one earbud for rides. Great for running because they don't fall out. I think they're around $80 retail, but...
12-02-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,812
Posted By niccig

I'm a 5'2" female and I ride a 15" Jamis Coda...

I'm a 5'2" female and I ride a 15" Jamis Coda (men's geometry). It's not SUPER light, but I can pick it up to bring inside/put it on the bus/etc, and runs 700c x 28 wheels. Purchased new it's out of...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-11, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 751
Posted By niccig

I did my first snow (well, more of a wintery mix)...

I did my first snow (well, more of a wintery mix) ride yesterday on the way home. Everything was ok except my toes - running shoes are definitely not going to cut it!
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 03:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By niccig

So, this quote from the article made me wonder: ...

So, this quote from the article made me wonder:

"Now, if a cyclist is hit in a safety crosswalk they have to prove they were going under 8 mph and thatís not possible."

Does that mean...
Forum: Commuting
11-13-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 607
Posted By niccig

Congrats! You'll love your new commute. And...

Congrats! You'll love your new commute. And outstanding customer service from Stan.
11-04-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By niccig

Using a hair drier can help sometimes, lift one...

Using a hair drier can help sometimes, lift one corner and peel verrrrry slowly diagonally.
11-03-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,740
Posted By niccig

You probably know this already, but since someone...

You probably know this already, but since someone asked about whether your employer covers your expenses - if you work from home for the benefit of your employer you can tax deduct work-related...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-11, 09:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 474
Posted By niccig

That sucks :-( Keep an eye on your local...

That sucks :-( Keep an eye on your local craigslist, I hear that's a popular marketplace for stolen goods.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By niccig

So, was it just a fall on your own bike? Or did...

So, was it just a fall on your own bike? Or did you get hit by another cyclist/vehicle? I'd think that if you took a spill on your bike then there's no reason to try to specify anyone else at fault.
11-01-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,740
Posted By niccig

Really interesting article, thanks. My husband...

Really interesting article, thanks. My husband and I are a two-car family but I'm starting to think we should cut it down to one - maybe this will help convince him :)
11-01-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,740
Posted By niccig

I've been to exactly zero of those cities, but...

I've been to exactly zero of those cities, but not too surprised based on what I've read here. It was pretty cool to see that Lexington came in on the top 50 list referenced in the article.
11-01-11, 01:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,506
Posted By niccig

Good rant. I think advertising works so well...

Good rant. I think advertising works so well because it's so easy to do/think what someone else says we should. It's not just restricted to buying decisions - you see it at work ("this is the way...
11-01-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 455
Views: 49,341
Posted By niccig

Excuse the crappy cell phone pic. I'm the lady;...

Excuse the crappy cell phone pic. I'm the lady; also, it was halloween.


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Forum: Commuting
11-01-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 169,369
Posted By niccig

Coldest commute yet this morning - 32F - but dry...

Coldest commute yet this morning - 32F - but dry so it was a great ride in. I had to break out my running tights, long sleeve, windbreaker and gloves. I'll have to figure something else out for shoes...
10-31-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,680
Posted By niccig

Installed a Zefal Spin mirror. Not a huge change...

Installed a Zefal Spin mirror. Not a huge change but already it's pretty convenient.
10-31-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 932
Posted By niccig

Runkeeper & stop detection

This may be old news to some, but I thought it was worth posting. There was an update to Runkeeper this weekend that added an 'autopause' feature. When you stop moving, it stops the timer and...
10-28-11, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 554,356
Posted By niccig

In the spirit of adding photos - here's one from...

In the spirit of adding photos - here's one from my ride over to the hair salon yesterday:

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Normally I'd say 'only in Kentucky', but it's a Virginia plate.....
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 169,369
Posted By niccig

Sorry you had a close call, but that's hilarious!...

Sorry you had a close call, but that's hilarious! I've never really considered chickens a danger for cyclists :)
10-27-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3,980
Views: 554,356
Posted By niccig

Today, 8 miles to work, and later on to get my...

Today, 8 miles to work, and later on to get my hair cut and then back home. Yesterday, work, John's New Classic shoes (didn't buy anything, discovered that Danskos don't have a size to fit me and my...
Forum: Commuting
10-27-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 169,369
Posted By niccig

I found another perk to bike commuting this...

I found another perk to bike commuting this morning (as if I needed another one). I take one of the major arterials into downtown, and there's an intersection where there's a wreck at least every...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By niccig

Had a minor collision with a group of pedestrians...

Had a minor collision with a group of pedestrians this morning. Motor traffic was backed up/stopped, so they were crossing against the light without checking to see if anyone was coming in the bike...
10-25-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,439
Posted By niccig

I was a runner before I was a cyclist, so my...

I was a runner before I was a cyclist, so my running and cycling clothes are the same thing. For me that means lots of tight-fitting synthetic clothing, because running in loose-fitting/cotton...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By niccig

Based on a quick run-through of the bikes section...

Based on a quick run-through of the bikes section on Boston Craigslist, I'm thinking you can buy a much better used bike for the same price as what you're looking at on Walmart. There also seem to be...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,503
Posted By niccig

Big :thumb: for thread title! I have the...

Big :thumb: for thread title!

I have the Showers Pass Club Pro jacket in powder blue (women's - men's is available in a more slate blue). Based on what I've read it's more waterproof than the...
Forum: Commuting
10-24-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By niccig

This too. We talked to our insurance...

This too.

We talked to our insurance company about these things, and came away with the following:

Bike theft is covered under our homeowner's policy, but our deductible is $500 and that's...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,171
Posted By niccig

Same here- I guess our leash law is enforced...

Same here- I guess our leash law is enforced pretty well. But when I lived in rural Texas there were dogs roaming everywhere. I didn't ride back then, but lots of dogs chased cars, so I imagine they...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By niccig

That reminds me that the school bus drivers here...

That reminds me that the school bus drivers here are jerks. They're always passing without moving over at all. I'm compiling a list of bus numbers and dates to turn in to the school district.
10-19-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,875
Posted By niccig

I'll piggy-back my question on this thread since...

I'll piggy-back my question on this thread since it seems appropriate - is there any benefit to rotating tires regularly before either starts showing significant wear? Would that equalize the...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,628
Posted By niccig

When it starts to feel weird to drive a car

When it starts to feel weird to drive a car
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,931
Posted By niccig

I lol'd at that. One of my routes into...

I lol'd at that.

One of my routes into downtown is a road that merges left onto a major artery, and then I have to cross two lanes to make a left after about 1/4 mile. The past couple days I've...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 169,369
Posted By niccig

The weather said there was a 100% chance of rain...

The weather said there was a 100% chance of rain between 6-8AM today, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was more of an ambitious drizzle than real rain on the way in. Streets are still pretty wet...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,601
Posted By niccig

I've found that rolling my clothes actually works...

I've found that rolling my clothes actually works better than folding them. They don't wrinkle much if they're rolled carefully, and take up WAY less room. I have a little bag that's about 10"x12"...
Forum: Southeast
10-18-11, 06:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,421
Posted By niccig

I'm going to break KY's radio silence :) In...

I'm going to break KY's radio silence :) In Lexington, new rider and part-time commuter
Forum: Commuting
10-18-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,309
Posted By niccig

+1 It's gorgeous as long as you don't plan on,...

+1 It's gorgeous as long as you don't plan on, you know, riding the bike. Sorry to shoot it down, but I can't think of any situation where that wouldn't be in the way.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 07:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By niccig

I use panniers - don't like a backpack. Here's...

I use panniers - don't like a backpack. Here's what's packed in mine daily-
Spare grocery bags (for keeping things dry in an emergency), multi-tool/tire levers/patch kit/spare tube, running vest,...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 732
Posted By niccig

sports bra (ewwww). I hang my clothes up and put...

sports bra (ewwww). I hang my clothes up and put a small electric fan on them.
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