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05-25-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,894
Posted By jril

I wasn't comfortable riding in traffic when I...

I wasn't comfortable riding in traffic when I first started biking as an adult either. Now I'm an almost daily commuter for the past 4 years.

Things that helped:
Group rides (casual pace,...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,838
Posted By jril

DFW Bike to Work Day event locations tomorrow: ...

DFW Bike to Work Day event locations tomorrow:
http://www.bikedfw.org/bike_to_work_day_bike_commuter_energizer_stations_may_17

We had 2 in the area last year, up to 7 this year!
Forum: Texas
04-29-13, 05:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By jril

2013 National Bike Challenge

Who's in?

BikeDFW is the local advocacy host for much of North Texas - so far we have 160 riders, 17 teams, and 30 cities represented. We're also featuring local photography on our landing page -...
04-24-13, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By jril

Wade, just wanted to let you know I'm in the...

Wade, just wanted to let you know I'm in the middle of reading your book, and really enjoying it! Thanks again.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,197
Posted By jril

Lunch is either leftovers in a Pyrex container or...

Lunch is either leftovers in a Pyrex container or ziplock bag, or stuff from the grocery store next to my work building. From time to time I'll walk over to the grocery store and get a bunch of miso...
03-23-13, 04:01 PM
03-20-13, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 645
Posted By jril

Downloaded, thank you!

Downloaded, thank you!
Forum: Texas
03-02-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 820
Posted By jril

Cyclists in Suits - Bus from D/FW March 25

For DFW cyclists who want to attend Cyclists in Suits in Austin on March 25 and meet with lawmakers to discuss issues that impact cycling, there will be a bus leaving from Ft. Worth and another one...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,888
Posted By jril

The League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills...

The League of American Bicyclists Traffic Skills 101 course is designed to help you get comfortable with bike handling, rules of the road in your area, and get you used to riding with traffic.

You...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-13, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By jril

If your GF doesn't mind unpadded tights, she...

If your GF doesn't mind unpadded tights, she might like the running capris & tights like Target sells. I have an 8 mile round trip commute also and almost never wear padded shorts. I also have a...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,513
Posted By jril

So what happened with the d-bag this week? Did...

So what happened with the d-bag this week? Did you tell him to step off?
Forum: Commuting
02-22-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By jril

I'm using a pair of Remington shooting glasses...

I'm using a pair of Remington shooting glasses that have 5 interchangeable lenses - not bad for $35.
01-14-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By jril

Very nice! I would totally wear something like...

Very nice! I would totally wear something like that.
Forum: Texas
11-22-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 968
Posted By jril

Bike Friendly Richardson is having our 4th annual...

Bike Friendly Richardson is having our 4th annual Black Friday Ride tomorrow:
http://bikefriendlyrichardson.org/2012/11/18/bike-friendly-richardson-presents-black-friday-ride-4/
Forum: Texas
10-07-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By jril

Mike, how did it go yesterday?

Mike, how did it go yesterday?
Forum: Introductions
10-07-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By jril

Welcome!

Welcome!
Forum: Texas
09-26-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By jril

I would love to ride with Abby if I could, but...

I would love to ride with Abby if I could, but I'm taking LCI training that weekend.
Forum: Commuting
09-19-12, 09:52 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,998
Posted By jril

I second the w00t!

I second the w00t!
Forum: Commuting
09-18-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By jril

Great job Spiff. I hope you enjoy commuting! Hi...

Great job Spiff. I hope you enjoy commuting! Hi from the opposite side of the Metro!
09-04-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,357
Posted By jril

Sac de d0uche?

Sac de d0uche?
08-26-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jril

Thanks Rootboy. I may ride the new bike from time...

Thanks Rootboy. I may ride the new bike from time to time.... :innocent:
I got some nice presents and a great birthday dinner though so it's all good.
08-26-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jril

Yes, it was Southlake. BG - he mostly had...

Yes, it was Southlake.

BG - he mostly had Italian bikes - Colnago, Alan, Bottecchia, etc. but I also saw a Miyata there and Bob Jackson. Sorry, no Bianchi.
Hubby's new bike is an aluminum road...
08-25-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By jril

In which I'm basically the nicest spouse ever

Today is my birthday - and I let my husband buy himself a "new" bike today and went with him to pick it up. He did take me out for an awesome dinner though.

So, the bike my husband he got wasn't...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 910
Posted By jril

Great job! Have you read up on lane positioning...

Great job! Have you read up on lane positioning for when you're on busier streets?

Congrats on getting your first rainstorm out of the way too. It's not a huge deal when you're on your way home...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,089
Posted By jril

The Bell cruiser seat is quite comfortable in my...

The Bell cruiser seat is quite comfortable in my opinion, as long as you're not riding 10 miles or more at a time. For shorter trips it's great. I had one on a former bike, got it at Target. It's...
Forum: Texas
08-16-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 22,600
Posted By jril

Nice article about the most recent NETT meeting...

Nice article about the most recent NETT meeting here:
http://fannincountyleader.info/northeast-texas-trail-supporters-meeting-p470-1.htm

I see Bergerandfries in the 4th picture...
08-15-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By jril

Thanks JReade, PM sent!

Thanks JReade, PM sent!
08-15-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By jril

Anybody have a spare derailleur claw?

I had a derailleur claw in my parts box and now that I need it, it's nowhere to be found. I may have put it in the Box of Crap months ago... Does anybody have one they could send me?
Forum: Commuting
08-15-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By jril

That was nice of your BF's grandmother! You might...

That was nice of your BF's grandmother! You might want to check out some repair videos on Youtube on how to change a tire and stuff like that. I would recommend you get some tire levers, a patch kit,...
Forum: Commuting
08-12-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,387
Posted By jril

SweetNightmare, what is your inseam measurement /...

SweetNightmare, what is your inseam measurement / or the highest you could step over? I have a bike that's too small for me, it's not a step-through, but it's about 49 cm. I would like to help you if...
08-06-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By jril

Too cute. But Dallas, are you wearing denim...

Too cute.

But Dallas, are you wearing denim cargo shorts??
Forum: Commuting
07-29-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By jril

Dunno anything about those jackets, but if you...

Dunno anything about those jackets, but if you are cold, see if you can get a thin cashmere sweater to wear over your work shirt & under a windproof jacket. Sometimes you can find cashmere at the...
07-27-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,475
Posted By jril

Awesome job guys!

Awesome job guys!
Forum: Commuting
07-12-12, 07:24 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,998
Posted By jril

It's fantastic to see Mike up and around. No...

It's fantastic to see Mike up and around. No doubt his level of fitness has had a lot to do with his resilience.
06-27-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,004
Posted By jril

I have one of these and it's very comfortable:...

I have one of these and it's very comfortable:...
Forum: Commuting
06-22-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,998
Posted By jril

It sounds like Mike is now out of the ICU - great...

It sounds like Mike is now out of the ICU - great news!
http://mcnairfamily.chipin.com/mcnair-family-fund
Forum: Commuting
06-14-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

Well, I have to say, of the 2 products I bought...

Well, I have to say, of the 2 products I bought (LA Looks Sport Gel and Garnier Anti Humidity Smoothing Milk), the LA Looks Mega Hold Sport Gel wins.

The Garnier product is nice, my hair looked...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 05:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,564
Posted By jril

Get well soon Jim.

Get well soon Jim.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

Lieren, thanks for the tips. I feel like...

Lieren, thanks for the tips. I feel like preserving one's hair style has not really been addressed by women bike bloggers out there... would like to see more on that, esp. from the ones who wear a...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

So today I used some of the LA Looks Mega Hold...

So today I used some of the LA Looks Mega Hold sport gel that Kookaburra recommended - my hair looked awesome! I brought a comb and right when I got to work I just combed back and re-clipped a little...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-12, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

That is a great looking bun, Kookaburra! I don't...

That is a great looking bun, Kookaburra! I don't think my hair is quite long enough at this point to do the knee-high technnique, but I'm filing it away for future reference!
Forum: Commuting
06-01-12, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

Pics of the bun please! Thanks for the gel...

Pics of the bun please! Thanks for the gel recommendation.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

Colleen, please do market that gel, lol. My...

Colleen, please do market that gel, lol.

My hair is long enough to do a pony tail and the tail part actually works well - I pull it through the adjustor strap on the back of the helmet. It's the...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

I'm a girl... I suppose I *could* buzz my hair,...

I'm a girl... I suppose I *could* buzz my hair, but I don't really want to. ;)
Forum: Commuting
05-30-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,357
Posted By jril

Hair product to combat helmet hair & frizz

Can anyone recommend a good hair product to keep frizz at bay during my commute or that I can put on when I get to the office? I used to have a much shorter commute and then a ride in an...
05-23-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,759
Posted By jril

Incredibly beautiful paintwork. And I'm jealous...

Incredibly beautiful paintwork. And I'm jealous that you went to the Lake Pepin 3 Speed Tour!
Forum: Commuting
05-17-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,998
Posted By jril

I'm glad to hear it sounds like he wasn't...

I'm glad to hear it sounds like he wasn't paralyzed. Still, it will be a long road to recovery. Hopefully he can get back to riding eventually. Anything else we can do for him & his family?

I was...
04-20-12, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,475
Posted By jril

Now your cat needs to put one of his/her old toys...

Now your cat needs to put one of his/her old toys in the box...
04-06-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 157,475
Posted By jril

Frantik, I'm glad you took my cantilever brake...

Frantik, I'm glad you took my cantilever brake from the old box before it got lost. That was by far the best thing I put in, so I'm glad it didn't go to waste.
03-31-12, 09:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,098
Posted By jril

Very nice, can't wait to see it built up!

Very nice, can't wait to see it built up!
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