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08-17-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By dlester

Thanks for the responses. This was my first week...

Thanks for the responses. This was my first week at the new job, but I am not yet moved over there so I am driving from my temporary living to work each day, and then driving back to Wenatchee at...
08-08-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,103
Posted By dlester

Summary of WA state helmet requirements: ...

Summary of WA state helmet requirements:




Location Name
Who is Affected
Effective Date
08-08-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By dlester

Marysville - Everett

I am a daily bicycle commuter already, though my current route is only 6 miles each way compared to close to 20 miles for what is going to be my new commute.

I am curious if anyone has any...
08-04-12, 10:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,567
Posted By dlester

It is the Trek Navigator. Just a simple...

It is the Trek Navigator. Just a simple comfort/beach cruiser. We have a 10 mile loop trail down by the river here in town. At first she could barely do a couple of miles. Now she does the whole...
07-27-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,567
Posted By dlester

I got my wife the bike she wanted, three years...

I got my wife the bike she wanted, three years ago. She rode it a couple of times, then it sat in the garage collecting dust, until a few months ago. Now she rides it almost every day. She has...
10-01-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By dlester

I will be going back and forth between the...

I will be going back and forth between the Redmond Inn, which is near Marymoore Park (I probably didn't spell that right) and the Yarrow Bay Office Park in Kirkland (10604 NE 38th Pl).
09-30-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By dlester

Route Advice

I am not very familiar with the cycling over in the Kirkland/Redmond area, but I am going to be there next week taking a class in Kirkland and staying at a hotel in Redmond.

While at home, in...
09-17-10, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By dlester

I don't know yet how long it will run. I suspect...

I don't know yet how long it will run. I suspect longer than 1hr since the one I used last year was rated the same and it lasted for about 90 minutes, but I won't know for sure until I drain it. My...
09-17-10, 03:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By dlester

Headlights

I commute year 'round, and have a few different flashlights I have used to see during the months where daylight is a precious commodity.

I just picked up a new one for this winter and mounted it...
09-17-10, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By dlester

I think this depends a lot on the particular LBS....

I think this depends a lot on the particular LBS. The one I frequent, by far the most, does cycling during the common cycling months, and cross country/nordic skiing during the snow months. You can...
08-14-10, 01:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,111
Posted By dlester

My cadence is a pretty constant 80 to 85 all the...

My cadence is a pretty constant 80 to 85 all the time. I took the Sheldon Brown article to heart when I started riding again a few years ago. He talks about the perfect bicycle that has infinite...
08-08-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By dlester

I have used both kinds from www.love2pedal.com...

I have used both kinds from www.love2pedal.com (http://www.love2pedal.com). As odd as it will sound, I liked the cheaper kind better, though your mileage may vary. I found the Falconi brand to be...
08-06-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By dlester

Whenever I read this theory I have to admit I...

Whenever I read this theory I have to admit I find it amusing. The response I typically make is that you never see a fat Ethiopian. Yes, it is politically incorrect, insensitive, whatever you want...
08-06-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By dlester

I am not excusing the behavior, but it is all too...

I am not excusing the behavior, but it is all too easy to get a chip on your shoulder about the bike lanes. An extremely common thing to see around here, which I have NEVER seen anyone ticketed for,...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,847
Posted By dlester

I am not going to go so far as to say that...

I am not going to go so far as to say that Messenger Bags 'suck', but they are not for me. In the summer months I am frequently riding home in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees. The last thing...
07-26-10, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,387
Posted By dlester

I am kind of surprised nobody has mentioned...

I am kind of surprised nobody has mentioned www.love2pedal.com (http://www.love2pedal.com). I have used their bibs and their mountain biking shorts, and they have their forever valid CLYD coupon...
07-26-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By dlester

Bandwidth quota exceeded for today on...

Bandwidth quota exceeded for today on PhotoBucket. I will have to check out the pics tomorrow.
07-21-10, 02:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,118
Posted By dlester

I don't live my life with that much worry. There...

I don't live my life with that much worry. There are accidents where people lose entire limbs, get beheaded, disappear under wreckage or mud or water, or get burned beyond recognition. Having any...
07-17-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,118
Posted By dlester

Offering up a coupon code sure opened up a can of...

Offering up a coupon code sure opened up a can of worms ;)

I received my RoadID today. The shoe model is pretty nice. I have it installed on my left cycling shoe and I don't ever have to worry...
Forum: Commuting
07-16-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By dlester

I tried quite a few normal head bands as well as...

I tried quite a few normal head bands as well as the 'gimmicky' kind like the SweatGutr and HaloII, and out of all of them, hands down, the HaloII is the best.
07-14-10, 01:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,118
Posted By dlester

I am also in the camp that if it isn't printed on...

I am also in the camp that if it isn't printed on the tag it isn't going to be of any real use in an emergency. I didn't opt for the interactive model. It is a good idea in concept, but I work for...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,952
Posted By dlester

I have the CO2 for the road bike, but I use a...

I have the CO2 for the road bike, but I use a Road Morph on the commuter and a Mountain Morph on the mountain bike. There are always scenarios where I may have wished I had brought a pump on a long...
07-12-10, 10:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,118
Posted By dlester

I don't actually have mine yet since I just...

I don't actually have mine yet since I just ordered it, but I did get my email this morning letting me know it had shipped, so I should be seeing it soon.

I had some concerns similar to some...
07-10-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,118
Posted By dlester

RoadID

I finally broke down and bought a RoadID, which I should have done long ago. If you are thinking of getting one, here is a courtesy $1 off code:

ThanksDonaldL791817
07-07-10, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,759
Posted By dlester

Do you have a BP machine at home? I am totally...

Do you have a BP machine at home? I am totally off the meds now, but I had a pretty healthy dose 100 pounds ago. I was 'lucky' in that I work for a medical facility and could just email my doctor...
07-07-10, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,109
Posted By dlester

I tried several before finding pay dirt with the...

I tried several before finding pay dirt with the Selle SMP. It is not the easiest saddle to get adjusted properly, but once you get it right you don't have any pressure in the sensitive spots.
07-02-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 236
Posted By dlester

The Perfect Conditions

A few times a year everything aligns perfectly and I get this almost surreal riding experience. I was lucky enough to have it happen on the ride home tonight and just thought I would share.

The...
06-20-10, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By dlester

Nah! I have already had my accident for the...

Nah! I have already had my accident for the year. I am in no hurry to have another one as I am still recovering.
06-20-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By dlester

Flip

I received a Flip Ultra HD for Father's Day under the idea that I would use it while riding.

I don't want to hold it. Anyone who has one they have mounted, if it isn't too much trouble could...
06-09-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By dlester

Anyone See Tosh.0 Tonight On Comedy Central?

Nasty video in it of a bicycle rider who was almost certainly killed, or at least seriously injured. It was a nasty hit, assuming it wasn't something staged with CGI.
06-05-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,804
Posted By dlester

I had a wisdom tooth that did all the massive...

I had a wisdom tooth that did all the massive swelling you are talking about. It was some 11 or 12 years ago now, but like your experience he was unable to numb it. He started talking about...
05-28-10, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By dlester

I tried several until I finally was happy with...

I tried several until I finally was happy with the Selle SMP. They are kind of spendy for the firmer, non-squishy models, and they take some time to get properly adjusted and your body has to get...
05-20-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By dlester

I got started on a stationary bike that I parked...

I got started on a stationary bike that I parked in front of the TV. I would pedal it while watching the Colbert Report. At first I wouldn't make it to the first commercial break, but eventually I...
05-20-10, 12:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By dlester

I appreciate all the interesting feedback. I...

I appreciate all the interesting feedback. I have been using SPD shoes/pedals ever since I became active riding again. The shoes are starting to fall apart now, but I don't think that is causing...
05-18-10, 12:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By dlester

Numb Foot Problem Identified...

One would think that is a good thing. Problem identified means problem solved, right?

Well, not if you are me apparently. What I have discovered is that my riding position, regardless of how it...
04-01-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By dlester

I don't really know. It wasn't a screaming pace,...

I don't really know. It wasn't a screaming pace, but the bike is rather heavy when I am commuting (and I am no featherweight) so it had extra inertia to propel it into squish mode against the...
04-01-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By dlester

This is almost the line of reasoning I am taking....

This is almost the line of reasoning I am taking. I haven't done any free consultation yet, but I am not out to 'get the maximum' I just want what is fair and reasonable. I will hear what they have...
04-01-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By dlester

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2006/sep/08/ret...

http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2006/sep/08/retired-doctor-dies-after-bike-hits-obstruction/
http://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2007/apr/13/doctors-widow-files-lawsuit/
04-01-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By dlester

I was thinking that I ride that designated bike...

I was thinking that I ride that designated bike path detour twice every day for the past year and it isn't supposed to have construction crap blocking it.

However, I described it as blind to...
04-01-10, 01:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 901
Posted By dlester

It Is Said There Are Two Kinds Of Cyclists...

Those who have crashed, and those that will.

I just joined the former last Thursday night on the way home. On a bicycle detour path that had been delineated with sections of chain link fencing,...
03-09-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,172
Posted By dlester

What is this level ground you speak of?

What is this level ground you speak of?
Forum: Commuting
02-24-10, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By dlester

Without his license, perhaps he will have to...

Without his license, perhaps he will have to resort to cycling to get around for the next couple of years.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-10, 11:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,761
Posted By dlester

I am one of the crazies that never stops. I just...

I am one of the crazies that never stops. I just use studded tires on the mountain bike when things are nasty outside. I haven't had to resort to that for a couple of weeks now though.
02-17-10, 08:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,425
Posted By dlester

When I started biking again I was 317lbs. I was...

When I started biking again I was 317lbs. I was very easily winded. Everything hurt.

Now I hover in the low 200s (216 this morning) and have incredible health and stamina. It was an amazing...
02-15-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By dlester

First fair weather bike day of the year. It felt...

First fair weather bike day of the year. It felt strange. My posture is all screwed up. My right hand was uncomfortable on the hood. Normal spring stuff I suppose. I remember going through it...
02-15-10, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By dlester

Strange Weather

It just occurred to me this afternoon, as I was doing a spring tune-up on my road bike commuter, that the weather truly is interesting these days. Afterall, here I am, nestled in a community up in...
02-09-10, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By dlester

I rode on one of those for a few rides. They...

I rode on one of those for a few rides. They were very comfortable for the first 30 miles or so, but then I was getting numb toes. They have some models that are slightly more narrow, but the same...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,361
Posted By dlester

My best advice is to promote breast feeding. ...

My best advice is to promote breast feeding. That way your wife has to get up to do all the feedings.
02-07-10, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By dlester

I felt good being at 200 already, but I haven't...

I felt good being at 200 already, but I haven't done anything other that commute so far this year. The weather today is starting to call out to me though. If it wasn't Superbowl Sunday, et al, I...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-10, 01:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,430
Posted By dlester

Beyond all the other things people have posted, I...

Beyond all the other things people have posted, I don't get why, since she has expressed interest, that you can't bicycle in together once or twice a week to start, then work her gradually up to...
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