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Forum: Commuting
09-15-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By RoadKill

As great of an idea as I think the Idaho Stop is,...

As great of an idea as I think the Idaho Stop is, not a single non-cycling motorist will know it's legal and become enraged calling cyclists scofflaws every time they see somebody do it.
06-22-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,530
Posted By RoadKill

People have many different thoughts on this, but...

People have many different thoughts on this, but I feel better on a frame that a major manufacturer feels good enough about to put their name on it. If a Specialized frame fails spectacularly for no...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By RoadKill

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly...

Looks like the Pletscher and I'd highly recommend. I had one and your comment really nails it. I loved it on my AWOL but the frame cracked and the Diverge Specialized is sending doesn't have a...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,899
Posted By RoadKill

For me bike commuting started out as something to...

For me bike commuting started out as something to do for fun and make me feel better about not ever going to the gym. I also still have my car because I commute about 50%, and as a result I've...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By RoadKill

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title...

Very good. I was concerned when I read the title as "accidental communist", and prefer the ending to the story where you commute instead of becoming a commie.
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,225
Posted By RoadKill

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to...

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to bikes back when I lived in the Springs.
s that Quail Lake? Back in the 90's I worked just up the hill at Quantum in the old Cray building.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,309
Posted By RoadKill

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to...

Definitely a good skill to have is to be able to ride up a curb. You can get learn the skills Russ Roth described just riding around and practicing them individually. Just pull up to get the front...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By RoadKill

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think...

Google maps assumes a fairly slow speed, I think it was about 11 or 12 mph. I always beat their times.
For example, my commute home is shown on Google Maps to be about 43 minutes, The slowest I do...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,379
Posted By RoadKill

It never works out to be blowing the right...

It never works out to be blowing the right direction, but in the unlikely event that it does work out you could set some serious speed records.
Forum: Commuting
10-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,199
Posted By RoadKill

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire...

I started storing my spare tube, patch kit, tire levers, and multi-tool in an old water bottle. Cleaner than leaving them loose in the pannier and easy to swap between bikes.
...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,974
Posted By RoadKill

I have the bar end incredibell and don't...

I have the bar end incredibell and don't particularly care for it because it gets in the way when I want to use the bottom of the drops. I need to come up with something different.
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Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By RoadKill

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride...

You don't need all new cycling gear for the ride home. I hang up shorts and shirt in my cube to dry through the day and re-wear for ride home, never stinky because it started out clean and dry in the...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,173
Posted By RoadKill

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle,...

Stuff I put in the basket would shake and rattle, but the basket to rack interface is a pretty solid.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,173
Posted By RoadKill

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for...

Topeak rack has a nice attachment system for their baskets, panniers, trunks etc. to attach to their racks. The basket just slides on to the rack and locks in. It's great if you want to occasionally...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,619
Posted By RoadKill

There isn't much you can do to actively stop...

There isn't much you can do to actively stop somebody in a car who comes up from behind and is intentionally trying to run you off the road. Even if you were packing a gun for self defense, good luck...
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