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Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 03:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By ggosson

Come on man! It's been three and a half hours! ...

Come on man! It's been three and a half hours! Where's the finished bike! :lol:
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 09:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,723
Posted By ggosson

Most of my riding is to and from work and I...

Most of my riding is to and from work and I usually have an expensive laptop and dirty clothes backed in my ghetto crate. I find myself reticent to go through the bother of unloading all this...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,147
Posted By ggosson

Yes, the direct route is ~ 7 miles, the indirect...

Yes, the direct route is ~ 7 miles, the indirect route via the local greenway which runs directly by the back of my work is ~ 10 miles. I much prefer the longer route, I have to dodge groundhogs,...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By ggosson

That certainly looks like a nice package for an...

That certainly looks like a nice package for an attractive price. I am really surprised that more LBS are not trying to create similar packages with the current trend of people trying out bike...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,405
Posted By ggosson

I'm jealous... I wish my ghetto milk crate had...

I'm jealous... I wish my ghetto milk crate had Coke labels on it :-)
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 07:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,604
Posted By ggosson

Man, haven't you ever played "Internet...

Man, haven't you ever played "Internet Detective"?!? Click on your user name, now choose View Profile. It says:

Location: San Jose, CA
Occupation: Mac Specialist
Bicycle(s): 2008 Trek 2.1
...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,003
Posted By ggosson

That is a real nice looking bike you have there.

That is a real nice looking bike you have there.
07-28-08, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By ggosson

Congratulations! I just joined the club a couple...

Congratulations! I just joined the club a couple of weeks ago with a 19 mile round trip a couple of times a week. I have some numb hand issues too so I bought a pair of bike gloves over the...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,710
Posted By ggosson

*brrrrrrrrrrrrrr*

*brrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,604
Posted By ggosson

I believe that it is not particularly practical...

I believe that it is not particularly practical at all. Think about it. He works (I assume) in Oakridge Mall in San Jose. It has somewhere in the vicinity of 170+ stores and a twenty theatre...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,773
Posted By ggosson

+1 I bought this one and had no luck with it at...

+1 I bought this one and had no luck with it at all. I could get it to register at walking speeds, but once I started moving it would consistently go blank. Piece of crap...

I ended up buying a...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,604
Posted By ggosson

I don't get it... You are complaining about...

I don't get it... You are complaining about publicly available bike rack located in a high traffic area in broad daylight? And you want a special, safer place to park employee bikes inside the mall...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By ggosson

It is if you got it from The Bicycle Clinic in...

It is if you got it from The Bicycle Clinic in Toronto...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,844
Posted By ggosson

I have only been commuting a few weeks now and...

I have only been commuting a few weeks now and today was my first really wet ride. The rain was warm so no real problems. This was the first time I commuted in with the newly mounted milk crate on...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-08, 05:27 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,394
Posted By ggosson

I ride in at just under 10 miles each way, it is...

I ride in at just under 10 miles each way, it is 7 miles direct but I go on the local towpath which runs right behind my place of employment. Currently I am riding in two or three times a week on my...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,247
Posted By ggosson

Are you likely to find a steel bike with fenders...

Are you likely to find a steel bike with fenders and chain protection that is under 25 pounds?
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By ggosson

Sitting in the bike rack outside work! Alone...

Sitting in the bike rack outside work! Alone...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-08, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,996
Posted By ggosson

I have been pretty happy with my pair of...

I have been pretty happy with my pair of Cannondale Inner Shorts. They only cost $29 at my LBS and the padding has helped me as a newbie commuter quite a bit.
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By ggosson

When I was a young teen in the late 70's my...

When I was a young teen in the late 70's my Mother sent me up to the local store to get a loaf of bread. Plastic bags had not really come into use so I just sailed along on my Schwinn Caliente 10...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-08, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By ggosson

I have one of the iHome Cycler units that Rob_E...

I have one of the iHome Cycler units that Rob_E mentions and I really like it. I was reticent to give up my music when I started bike riding but I was also uneasy using headphones on my bike so I...
06-12-08, 09:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,796
Posted By ggosson

I am newly returned to the bike world, after...

I am newly returned to the bike world, after almost 25 years of driving. I am addicted to my iPod and not having my music or audiobooks was one of the psychological barriers I had to get past. Not...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

That is good to hear. I feel better that there...

That is good to hear. I feel better that there are others in a similar situation as mine. I hope I can get to that point before it is bakingly hot here in Upstate NY.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

The commute length is my biggest worry, far more...

The commute length is my biggest worry, far more so than the bicycle choice. All the local buses here in Rochester NY have bike racks. I think until I can build up my endurance that I will probably...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

Yes, I did ride the bicycles, although for only a...

Yes, I did ride the bicycles, although for only a quarter mile or so due to time issues. I liked the 7500 FX's ride.

I think I am going to make an offer to them.
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

They both seemed to fit fine but the older bike...

They both seemed to fit fine but the older bike was a bit beat up. The other one seemed in quite nice shape for the age. I am just curious if $350 for a 2005 model 7500 FX is a decent deal or not. ...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

I went out and took a look at the bikes. The guy...

I went out and took a look at the bikes. The guy that was there did not know if any 7.3 FX bikes were there. He did have a 20 inch 7500 that was kind of banged up and a nice condition 2005...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-08, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

Does anyone have any comments on any of those...

Does anyone have any comments on any of those specific bikes?
Forum: Commuting
05-31-08, 01:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By ggosson

New Commuter-Wannabe - Need Some Bike Advice

I am a 42 year old overweight guy who wants to try and commute 6.5 miles into work a couple of times a week. I want to become more fit, lose weight and save money that I am sending into Exxon's deep...
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