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Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,407
Posted By JR97

I used to never pay attention to invisi-cop. But...

I used to never pay attention to invisi-cop. But they are real and they can turn into real jack ass cop if you're not careful. I came to a 4 way stop in the middle of a quiet neighborhood late at...
Forum: Commuting
06-24-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,341
Posted By JR97

Been there done that. I try and hydrate...

Been there done that. I try and hydrate throughout the day and that actually helps a ton. But in those instances where it seems like I can't get enough water, I don't swallow all of it. I'll chug...
06-20-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,396
Posted By JR97

How long did that take you? I think I just...

How long did that take you? I think I just pulled a hammie thinking about that one.
Forum: Commuting
06-20-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,334
Posted By JR97

I tried the Slime liners on my road bike. They...

I tried the Slime liners on my road bike. They rubbed holes in my tubes. Not worth it.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 42,187
Posted By JR97

Awesome thread. Nobody's commented it but your...

Awesome thread. Nobody's commented it but your 24 lbs lost there in your sig is the best part of this thread.
Forum: Commuting
06-10-11, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By JR97

I used a kiddie trailer for errands all the time....

I used a kiddie trailer for errands all the time. Hauling groceries, hauling my hockey gear, etc. I even took on a 2 day tour loaded with my camping gear. Friend of mine hauls her dog in hers.
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By JR97

I"ve been to all of those places and they're...

I"ve been to all of those places and they're gorgeous! Not on a bike though. Isn't there some camping down Chuckunut Drive?
Forum: Commuting
06-08-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,554
Posted By JR97

I have a set of Blackburn X8's. One light is a...

I have a set of Blackburn X8's. One light is a spotlight and the other is a flood. I point the spotlight out ways and let the flood fill in the space out to the spotlight. They also come with a...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,724
Posted By JR97

Nice write up and thanks! I've been wanting one...

Nice write up and thanks! I've been wanting one of those for a while now. I think I'm going to have to pass now that I can see how high it sits. The lower rails aren't much lower than the rails on...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,660
Posted By JR97

Riding conditions were my biggest factor. My...

Riding conditions were my biggest factor. My commute is about the same as yours in terms of distance. The last leg of my return trip is quite a bit of hill climbing. I made the trip for 2 years on...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 28,803
Posted By JR97

A couple of years old. The pic. Not me. I'm more...

A couple of years old. The pic. Not me. I'm more than a couple of years old. ;)

198034
Forum: Commuting
04-11-11, 11:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,169
Posted By JR97

Both and then some. For big load days I go...

Both and then some. For big load days I go panniers. For small or medium loads I go trunk with drop down panniers. Depending on the destination or any planned stops where I might want to just carry...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By JR97

rock on. My story is about the same. The...

rock on. My story is about the same. The biggest factor by far though, was optimizing the route to avoid lights. Even though it added a little more distance, I avoid major traffic areas.
...
Forum: Touring
01-10-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,683
Posted By JR97

I have the luxurylite cot and a big agnes...

I have the luxurylite cot and a big agnes inflated pad. Love them both. Pack size determines which one I'm going to use. On occasion, I've used them both at the same time.

I've been using the...
Forum: Touring
09-07-10, 02:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,202
Posted By JR97

Ok... so 3 years later I finally got one. Not...

Ok... so 3 years later I finally got one. Not cheap at $215 shipped but I've already spent that trying everything else.

I've only back yard camped and haven't used it on a bike tour yet......
Forum: Commuting
09-07-10, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By JR97

I love my powergrips and used them on my commuter...

I love my powergrips and used them on my commuter and mtn bike for 2-3 years. Someone gave me some clipless shoes, so I put the clipless pedals back on my commuter and I'm pretty happy there as well....
Forum: Commuting
07-21-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,219
Posted By JR97

I started backpack and then went pannier. I...

I started backpack and then went pannier. I prefer pannier just for the comfort level. Plus, I use a camel back for h20 and small stuff. Speed dropped a little on the "speed" sections but overall,...
Forum: Commuting
07-21-10, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,187
Posted By JR97

Why the hockey gear? nice tie, btw.

Why the hockey gear? nice tie, btw.
Forum: Commuting
07-13-09, 12:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,855
Posted By JR97

I didn't read any other posts in the thread, so I...

I didn't read any other posts in the thread, so I don't know if you elaborated on other stuff, but you're lucky you didn't get a ticket. With many states and municipalities running deficits, revenue...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,819
Posted By JR97

I'm up in South Davis County. North Salt Lake to...

I'm up in South Davis County. North Salt Lake to be exact. Commute out to Bangeter and about 21st S. I meander my way out to 900 W by the fairgrounds and then meander over to 11th or 12th W and...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By JR97

Slime tire liners suck @$$ on high pressure road...

Slime tire liners suck @$$ on high pressure road tires. You'll get more flats due to the liner shaving the tube.

I had them on my bike for 2 weeks and had about 10 flats. Prior to that I had 1...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,391
Posted By JR97

Subwoofer without a box is useless. Might as...

Subwoofer without a box is useless. Might as well fart into a paper flat in rhythm.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,026
Posted By JR97

Food for thought on fenders in the dry season......

Food for thought on fenders in the dry season... around here in SLC, UT it's pretty dry. Well, not this year, but overall. When it's dry and hot there's still plenty of standing water due to...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-09, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 234,819
Posted By JR97

Hey fellow Salt Licker. What's your route?

Hey fellow Salt Licker. What's your route?
Forum: Commuting
06-24-09, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,588
Posted By JR97

Since it was a grinder, I'm not sure it matters...

Since it was a grinder, I'm not sure it matters what locks/methods. Either way, it sucks.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By JR97

Good question.

Good question.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By JR97

Ditto. But if you have to ask.. :D

Ditto. But if you have to ask.. :D
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By JR97

No... I based it on the guy's character acting...

No... I based it on the guy's character acting like a dork. he's a dork regardless of helmet and gloves.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,193
Posted By JR97

Nice! I can't see how this could be taken as...

Nice!

I can't see how this could be taken as a blanket generalization of bike commuters as a whole instead of just part of the character portrait of mr. dork in question.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By JR97

nice.

nice.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-09, 02:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,197
Posted By JR97

I bungie my U-Lock and cable to my Nashbar Front...

I bungie my U-Lock and cable to my Nashbar Front Rack. Fits perfect.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-09, 11:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,314
Posted By JR97

Between this thread and the 4 inches thread, BF...

Between this thread and the 4 inches thread, BF is now NSFW. :roflmao2:
06-08-09, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By JR97

Disc rub is an issue I've experienced and is...

Disc rub is an issue I've experienced and is annoying. If I get rub after removing a wheel, I don't adjust the brake. I adjust the skewer. On the rare times that adjusting the skewer doesn't solve...
06-05-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By JR97

Warped rotors don't render the brake useless...

Warped rotors don't render the brake useless should you be on the road/trail with one. They're cheap enough to replace as well. Non-OE rotors can be had for under $10 if you're in a budget crunch.
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,100
Posted By JR97

I've done the same a few times. With inline...

I've done the same a few times. With inline brake levers and lights, I had to take off the bag mounting plate. I was tempted to go the extenda bar route ala topeak bar xtender or minoura, but the...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,130
Posted By JR97

here's what I say..." ". I...

here's what I say..." ".

I really don't want one or more stops on my commute to educate someone. Most of the culprits I see on the wrong side or sidewalk aren't cyclists in any...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By JR97

My commute is about an hour and when I went...

My commute is about an hour and when I went through that my solution was to cut back. 2-3 days biking in max. or else I get physical and mental burn out. Or depending on the wife's schedule, I'll...
Forum: Touring
06-04-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By JR97

Works best if chased with beer.

Works best if chased with beer.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,548
Posted By JR97

I carry 2 bottles on my bike. 1 polar and 1...

I carry 2 bottles on my bike. 1 polar and 1 generic. The polar does stay cooler longer, but it's not like it's a drastic difference. What I found does make a difference is throwing the bottle in my...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By JR97

Nice. My commute is about the same... 30 mile...

Nice. My commute is about the same... 30 mile rt. What I found is that after the novelty wears off, it helps to find alternate routes to mix it up once in a while. I usually stick to the same...
06-03-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By JR97

Very true. Avid BB7's are pretty much toolless...

Very true. Avid BB7's are pretty much toolless to adjust if they've been setup properly on installation. On the flip side, I've got a cheapy disc brake on my lower end MTB that is a bugger to get...
06-03-09, 05:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By JR97

word. get it? word? *sigh* Great point,...

word. get it? word? *sigh* Great point, though. My road bike as BB7's and got more attention from on onlooker on the rack than my buddy's pricier and better overall outfitted Giant (his is a...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,796
Posted By JR97

Simple solution: Unicycle. next!

Simple solution: Unicycle.

next!
Forum: Touring
06-03-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 775
Posted By JR97

+1. I did a bike/camping trip out to a hot no...

+1. I did a bike/camping trip out to a hot no shade area last year. +100 temps. But instead of the blue tarp, I used the brown/silver one. I put the silver side out to reflect the sun and it...
Forum: Touring
06-03-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,931
Posted By JR97

I"ve got the GSI Soloist. Pretty happy with it...

I"ve got the GSI Soloist. Pretty happy with it so far. I just wish it were a tad bigger to accomodate my MSR Pocket Rocket. The MSR PR does come in a hard plastic case, so it's not a huge deal.
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,796
Posted By JR97

That's a straight bar. A riser bar wings up a...

That's a straight bar. A riser bar wings up a little so that the hand position is a little higher. Putting the bar ends back on is a good move. Having the hands/wrists in a vertical position is...
06-03-09, 07:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By JR97

A how-to with pics. ...

A how-to with pics. http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?p=2825542
06-03-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By JR97

I've had a set for a year now. I haven't modded...

I've had a set for a year now. I haven't modded mine to p4's yet because I've never really felt the need for my commute. Parts of my commute there are 0 street lights and the bike path runs next to...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,796
Posted By JR97

Drink a beer when you get to the office and walk...

Drink a beer when you get to the office and walk it off.

Drop bars or straight/riser?
Forum: Touring
06-01-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By JR97

My light tourer has a carbon fork so I'm a little...

My light tourer has a carbon fork so I'm a little limited on the amount I can carry up front. So it works fine for me. I wouldn't be putting more than 15 lbs or so on it.
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