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Forum: Commuting
05-26-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 701
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't...

Unless they paid for your shoes, then I wouldn't sweat it. If the shoes work for you (performance and style wise), they just need to deal and get over it.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,440
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Don't mind riding in the rain. It's the mud and...

Don't mind riding in the rain. It's the mud and splatters on my bike that drive me up the wall.
Forum: Commuting
05-24-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,274
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Waterproof panniers are money well spent (Ortlieb...

Waterproof panniers are money well spent (Ortlieb comes to mind.) Tried the backpack when I first bike commuted, it got old after awhile with the sweaty and strain on my back. I let my bike carry all...
04-17-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,458
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Got about an inch of snow on Easter which...

Got about an inch of snow on Easter which probably ruined some kids egg hunt but I still saw some families with their kids outdoor digging through the snow. Guess Mother Nature isn't done being...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,770
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I second that notion.

I second that notion.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,298
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Vittoria Randonneur. I've put several thousand...

Vittoria Randonneur. I've put several thousand miles into several set of these tire brand and no flat. Only had 1 incident with a busted valve but so far so good other than the normal wear.
03-19-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I bike commute to work so I get my rides in no...

I bike commute to work so I get my rides in no matter what. :backpedal:
03-12-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 80
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Views: 4,071
Posted By Pugs2xLove

46F temps is a "heat" wave in my area lol. I've...

46F temps is a "heat" wave in my area lol. I've been cycling every day this year (long or short), dry or wet, rainy (snow) or shine, -20 or 50 degrees and not stopping. I rode last Saturday though a...
02-27-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Encountered freezing rain and sleet after...

Encountered freezing rain and sleet after President's Day. That was a nasty ride with icicles forming on my rain jacket. Temps have spiked up to 40-50 after Friday. There will be a couple of days in...
02-27-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,801
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I'm in Iowa and having a Winter bike is a must...

I'm in Iowa and having a Winter bike is a must especially if riding year round. Having a belt drive bike for Winter would be best to deal with all that salt, sand and crud on the roads but it all...
01-30-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,156
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hypno Toad - Had forming icicles on my balaclava...

Hypno Toad - Had forming icicles on my balaclava on several occasions this week.
Forum: Commuting
01-16-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Pugs2xLove

That's about the distance of my daily commute to...

That's about the distance of my daily commute to work. Tried the backpack gig but with heat, humidity in the Summer months and extra sweats (on top of sweats), I switched over to the Ortlieb...
01-15-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,239
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I rarely have issues with watery eyes (goggles...

I rarely have issues with watery eyes (goggles fix that problem). Seeing where you're at, how much snow dump did you get in your area? We got about a foot in my town from yesterday's storm.
01-14-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,667
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I have fenders on my Winter bike with Schwalbe...

I have fenders on my Winter bike with Schwalbe studded tires on and they work great. My tire size is 700 X 35 if that matters and still have clearance for 38 if I wanted to upgrade.
01-14-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,990
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I have a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for flat...

I have a pair of 45Nrth Wolvhammer boots for flat pedals. They're worth the money in keeping cold air out and your feet toasty during Winter.
01-14-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,239
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Don't mind the cold with the right clothing. It's...

Don't mind the cold with the right clothing. It's the wind chills and freezing rain that hit home hard.
01-14-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,184
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I bike commute to work (about 14 miles each way)...

I bike commute to work (about 14 miles each way) and even during Winter time. Rode out when it was -10 F last week. Several layers of clothing is what I use on my steel bike with Schwalbe studded...
Forum: Great Lakes
12-28-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Thought you'd never ask. ...

Thought you'd never ask.
https://iowastateparks.reserveamerica.com/welcome.do?tti=home
Forum: Great Lakes
11-26-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Hi Henrik, Welcome to the forum. The best...

Hi Henrik,

Welcome to the forum. The best time to start your journey is during Spring when the weather isn't too hot or too cold and low humidity. If you plan on coming to Iowa, we have the annual...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-14-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Not sure what time he was out handing patches but...

Not sure what time he was out handing patches but he did that day and I missed it. :cry:
Forum: Great Lakes
08-14-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

The Karras loop was all road in Stone City. I...

The Karras loop was all road in Stone City. I don't have the right bike or tires for gravel though it would be a fun ride.
Forum: Touring
08-12-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,652
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Have you completed the Triple Bypass ride? If so,...

Have you completed the Triple Bypass ride? If so, what kind of bike did you ride with? It's one of many things on my bucket list.
Forum: Great Lakes
08-02-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Awesome indeed. Did you do the Karras or gravel...

Awesome indeed. Did you do the Karras or gravel loop? I did the full week with Karras Loop to finish Day 5 but don't have a gravel bike for Fort Dodge. Hotter than Hell but we did it!!!
Forum: Great Lakes
07-10-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Just curious when you'll be visiting. If you want...

Just curious when you'll be visiting. If you want easy access, staying in downtown Des Moines would be your best bet. The Great Western Trail is located nearby that hooks onto other trails such as...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-10-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Same here. Are you doing the weeklong ride or a...

Same here. Are you doing the weeklong ride or a couple of days? I'm doing the full week. My first RAGBRAI experience. So excited.......
Forum: Great Lakes
03-15-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Looking for a local RAGBRAI charter in Iowa

First time participant here. Don't know all the details of this week-long event but am looking forward to experience every minute of it. Looking for a charter to travel to starting point and a ride...
Forum: Commuting
03-09-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,513
Views: 282,193
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Looks like the only thing you haven't found yet...

Looks like the only thing you haven't found yet is a winning Powerball ticket lol. I found a bike tail light on the trail yesterday.
Forum: Great Lakes
01-31-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Iowa isn't strict on lockdowns like other bigger...

Iowa isn't strict on lockdowns like other bigger states in Commiefornia, Illinois, Michigan, etc....... I would imagine attendance will still be high (maybe not as high in this odd time) but the...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-31-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Are you in Iowa? Des Moines here. It will be my...

Are you in Iowa? Des Moines here. It will be my first RAGRAI experience. Trying to plan the trip and looking into booking a ticket for a charter bus. Haven't decided but I think I'm doing the whole...
Forum: Great Lakes
01-30-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,479
Posted By Pugs2xLove

RAGBRAI routes for 2021 was announced today....

RAGBRAI routes for 2021 was announced today. Anyone participating? I'm going to do a couple of days maybe the entire week? Not sure yet.

https://ragbrai.com/2021-route-maps/
01-25-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By Pugs2xLove

They're announcing the routes this weekend so...

They're announcing the routes this weekend so unless another pandemic breaks out, it's on!!!
01-14-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 33,973
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Not to mention you usually "own" the trails since...

Not to mention you usually "own" the trails since not many souls are around.
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,335
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar...

Love those gloves. Haven't had to use my bar mitts since I got these though they do make my hands sweaty at times.
01-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,086
Posted By Pugs2xLove

RAGBRAI 2021 - Anyone plan on participating? I'm...

RAGBRAI 2021 - Anyone plan on participating? I'm from Iowa and planning to participating a few days possibly the entire week. Haven't decided yet.
Forum: Commuting
01-03-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,927
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0C...

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Here's my Winter ride. Got her yesterday - Jamis Commuter 1. Other than V-brakes and that 'stache handlebar, the bike's great for...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15,575
Views: 11,931,416
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_a8gOO0UVDys_0C...

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Here's my new Winter ride - Jamis Commuter 1. It has lower Shimano gears but comes with a rear rack and fenders that I'm needing....
12-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,730
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear...

Wishing you a speedy recovery. Sorry to hear about your crash.
12-27-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,664
Posted By Pugs2xLove

https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==...

https://apis.mail.yahoo.com/ws/v3/mailboxes/@.id==VjN-f15bulbYAWRscctQfVSw7Wu6T1Nzq6vc2TYj0qSztM_mfSvsVUo028lPpBfD4iFsUWhjIv2uHVC2R0Wv8Q9VgQ/messages/@.id==AAQMSGMpxRI1X-klSg8-WF81a1Y/content/parts/@....
12-27-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,664
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I currently have the regular Schwalbe Marathon...

I currently have the regular Schwalbe Marathon tires installed on my bike now. After approximately 2000 miles on slushy snow and ice, the back tire has developed several cracks on the side (not sure...
12-25-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,292
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Found a Haro Beasley for $200 on CL with disc...

Found a Haro Beasley for $200 on CL with disc brakes. Looks like it's a spare bike that hasn't been ridden. Is that worth getting as a Winter bike?
12-24-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,582
Posted By Pugs2xLove

A balaclava and ski goggles work for me. You'll...

A balaclava and ski goggles work for me. You'll appreciate goggles going uphill against the winds during a blizzard. I did last night. :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
11-30-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 122,777
Posted By Pugs2xLove

It was in the low 20's this morning on my commute...

It was in the low 20's this morning on my commute to work. Had enough layers on which keep my body and legs warm but I needed shoe booties and/or thermal socks because my toes were frozen. It will be...
Forum: Introductions
11-28-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Welcome, JJ. Where are you in Iowa? Des Moines...

Welcome, JJ. Where are you in Iowa? Des Moines here.
Forum: Introductions
11-28-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Welcome to the board. Will be back in So Cal next...

Welcome to the board. Will be back in So Cal next weekend for vacation. Can't wait to enjoy that warm weather.
Forum: Commuting
11-23-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,825
Posted By Pugs2xLove

I commuted on my Quick tonight in wet and slushy...

I commuted on my Quick tonight in wet and slushy snow. No studded tires yet, just all season Marathon for now and they performed just fine.
11-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,761
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Got a whip of snow this evening in Iowa and I...

Got a whip of snow this evening in Iowa and I rode in it on my Cannondale Quick from work home. Currently have all season Marathon tires on my Cannondale and the ride was wet and slushy but it...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,850
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Never ridden a bike until I was in my 40's. Now I...

Never ridden a bike until I was in my 40's. Now I commute 30 miles/day roundtrip for work and I get irritable when I don't have my bike nearby at the office. Not a particularly fast rider but I get...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,439
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Still riding to and from work until snow hits the...

Still riding to and from work until snow hits the ground then I'll decide if it's worth it. Haven't prepared for that day yet even though the temps have dipped and darkness has fallen fast and quick.
11-18-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,761
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Good to know. Thank you for responding. I'll have...

Good to know. Thank you for responding. I'll have to check with the seller to see what components have been replaced/upgraded. I am leaning towards that 820 bike.
Forum: Commuting
11-14-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,016
Posted By Pugs2xLove

Former No Cal resident here: That's considered...

Former No Cal resident here: That's considered "freezing" weather for Californians. I'm in the Midwest and will settle for those temps these days lol. Temps have been in the 30-40's this week and...
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