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Forum: Commuting
06-01-12, 09:49 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,964
Posted By SuncoastChad

I got banned from parking behind the potted...

I got banned from parking behind the potted plants. I've been allowed to bring it up to the 4th floor once when the weather was going to crap. But, since then I don't worry about it. There is no bike...
04-30-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,548
Posted By SuncoastChad

I like the Trek Earl

I like the Trek Earl
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,114
Posted By SuncoastChad

Get a zipper style, cushioned, case and you...

Get a zipper style, cushioned, case and you should be good to go. I would not hesitate to take my wife's Nook in it's binder.
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 06:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,958
Posted By SuncoastChad

Just chill and don't say a word! I wish I could...

Just chill and don't say a word! I wish I could bring mine inside. I was able to put the Schwinn behind the potted plants in the lobby for a week or so and then some tool sent a letter to all tenants...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By SuncoastChad

Hmmm. You shouldn't even feel 7-10 pounds on the...

Hmmm. You shouldn't even feel 7-10 pounds on the rack - seat post rack or otherwise.
I personally don't use a backpack or messenger bag -- they drive me nuts. I carry one but it goes in the basket....
04-25-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,384
Posted By SuncoastChad

Attitude? Maybe. Competitive? Sometimes. I used...

Attitude? Maybe. Competitive? Sometimes.
I used to dig in and I got hit a LOT. Scored on the walks, too. Some of us ain't skeered of pitchers or quarterbacks!! Can you tell I was a lineman. :D...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By SuncoastChad

How heavy is the backpack? I carry some groceries...

How heavy is the backpack? I carry some groceries in the "trunk" bag on my seat post rack and quite a bit of other grocery stuff in the front basket and I hardly feel a thing.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,673
Posted By SuncoastChad

Since I only have the one beater Schwinn right...

Since I only have the one beater Schwinn right now and just bought the spouse an ice blue 3-spd I don't get "bike difference" questions, yet. But, I sure used to get an earful when I'd buy another...
04-23-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,919
Posted By SuncoastChad

Hmmm...my neighbor had a pet possum and used to...

Hmmm...my neighbor had a pet possum and used to take it for bicycle rides. He built a platform with handle for the possum to hang on to. I'll put a picture up tonight if I can find it on the home...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,812
Posted By SuncoastChad

Tough crowd. I hear it all the time with...

Tough crowd.
I hear it all the time with bicycles and motorcycles. I've been riding/commuting on each since an early age.
Thank them for their concern.
Hope your wife supports your decisions --...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By SuncoastChad

Go for the fit. Color matching is a bonus but...

Go for the fit. Color matching is a bonus but shouldn't be a deal breaker.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,648
Posted By SuncoastChad

They are quite useful. I bought one over 25 years...

They are quite useful. I bought one over 25 years ago and still use it regularly. Yeah, as stated above they are thinner and longer than a knuckle-buster or open end wrench.
04-19-12, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 644
Posted By SuncoastChad

Thrift shops and consignment stores are your...

Thrift shops and consignment stores are your friends when losing weight.
04-17-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 580
Posted By SuncoastChad

Check your diet, too. Odds are you've gone back...

Check your diet, too. Odds are you've gone back to more burgers...biking/activity is great but if you aren't eating healthy - well, you are just delaying the related problems.
Good luck!
04-17-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,306
Posted By SuncoastChad

Getting older is not for sissies! My wife, 57,...

Getting older is not for sissies! My wife, 57, was told she'll probably need cataract surgery before 60. They run in her family. I'm almost 60 and don't have that particular issue...but did finally...
04-17-12, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By SuncoastChad

Good article. Don't think I'd want to ride the...

Good article. Don't think I'd want to ride the BBQ smoker with a fire in the chamber - it might get a bit warm!!
04-17-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,332
Posted By SuncoastChad

I ride a 7-speed cruiser and commute with it....

I ride a 7-speed cruiser and commute with it. Love it. Wish it was 3-spd since I don't have hills, but my price was right - FREE! Picking up a 3-spd for my wife this week. It has the Shimano hub....
04-16-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,667
Posted By SuncoastChad

When I used to ride a road bike and wear spandex...

When I used to ride a road bike and wear spandex I used a Cateye...mostly for cadence but some mileage/speed info.
Now, I commute and ride for fun...I know it's 5.9 miles to work - I know I have 5...
04-16-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,222
Posted By SuncoastChad

Congrats! Just remember "No food tastes as good...

Congrats!
Just remember "No food tastes as good as being "skinny" feels!"
This from a guy that lost 45 pounds over the last year. My wife has lost 50 pounds and we love helping each other remember...
04-16-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 938
Posted By SuncoastChad

^^^ +1. I ride/commute on a bicycle because I...

^^^ +1. I ride/commute on a bicycle because I LIKE it...the exercise/weight loss/fitness effect is just the bonus. Food management got rid of the obese level BMI...biking makes me feel GOOD!
Forum: Commuting
04-16-12, 06:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,414
Posted By SuncoastChad

Don't stretch. I just ride at a real easy pace as...

Don't stretch. I just ride at a real easy pace as I warm up.
As someone else mentioned: I stretch about once an hour at my desk or walk around the building...that's when I "need" to stretch! :D
04-14-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,111
Posted By SuncoastChad

The GPS is confused by the vertical ..you ARE...

The GPS is confused by the vertical ..you ARE slowed or stopped in relation to the satellite 24000 miles up!! I did a proto-type test for Magellin back in 1989...it was interesting the results we got...
04-14-12, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By SuncoastChad

Context, context, context! My wife and I...

Context, context, context!
My wife and I carpool - i.e she drops me off with my bicycle on her way to work (drives right by my office). We don't own a "second" car. I do have a Honda motorcycle, but...
04-13-12, 01:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,159
Posted By SuncoastChad

^^^ I agree about needing the jersey. Also, if...

^^^ I agree about needing the jersey. Also, if it's after 10:00 AM he needs to lose the cappuccino and go espresso!
Forum: Commuting
04-13-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,545
Posted By SuncoastChad

Didn't have "It depends" on the list. Usually...

Didn't have "It depends" on the list.
Usually coming home from work I wear my work slacks.
When out and about from home I'm almost always (almost?) in shorts.
04-13-12, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By SuncoastChad

We can advocate "take the lane" and try and live...

We can advocate "take the lane" and try and live with "share the road" but truthfully there are times we, as the cyclist, need to acknowledge that we are a minority, we are the vulnerable...
04-13-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,269
Posted By SuncoastChad

I can think of several rural roads where if you...

I can think of several rural roads where if you "take the lane" you will die. Semi's, migrant crew buses, etc. doing 55-60 won't even see you before impact. Yeah, take the lane should be applied in...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By SuncoastChad

Have great trips! Welcome to the neighborhood. ...

Have great trips! Welcome to the neighborhood.
I commute to commute, not for fitness. :D The fitness is a nice side effect. Since I commute to commute and not for fitness I don't get sucked into...
03-31-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By SuncoastChad

Good on them! It did make a nice article and...

Good on them!
It did make a nice article and shows what can be done without internal combustion engines or batteries!
Personally, I'd have called a friend with a truck and paid him in beer!
Don't...
03-31-12, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,575
Posted By SuncoastChad

Honda VTX 1300R. Corbin touring seat, Leatherlike...

Honda VTX 1300R. Corbin touring seat, Leatherlike bags and trunk, Memphis Shades shield.
It's my "rain" bike and travel vehicle when my wife and I aren't traveling together (like my bass club...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,323
Posted By SuncoastChad

The Trek Earl is very nice AND has a bottle...

The Trek Earl is very nice AND has a bottle opener on the frame if you are hipster enough!! :D I checked on in Savannah last trip and really like the look with the dual top tube! Great place to drop...
Forum: Commuting
03-30-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,381
Posted By SuncoastChad

I'm riding a Schwinn cruiser 7-speed. Yeah, it...

I'm riding a Schwinn cruiser 7-speed. Yeah, it isn't fitted!! I still have a ball.
03-30-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By SuncoastChad

Pick your ride time and HYDRATE! I grew up in...

Pick your ride time and HYDRATE!
I grew up in FL, spent time on Okinawa (hot), southern Italy (hot), San Antonio, TX (damn hot), and now back to FL. I pick my ride time (except the commute home) and...
03-29-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By SuncoastChad

My wife bought a beautiful dress for my son's...

My wife bought a beautiful dress for my son's wedding. It was "almost" the right size and she was losing weight. Needless to say, she's many pounds lighter now, had to buy another beautiful dress for...
03-29-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 842
Posted By SuncoastChad

Never worked for me. Losing 45 pounds and THEN...

Never worked for me. Losing 45 pounds and THEN buying the smaller clothes worked great!!
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 12:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By SuncoastChad

I was going to just post "Eat more kimchee and...

I was going to just post "Eat more kimchee and you won't notice" but that would have been making light of the situation. Toweling and baby wipes are a good compromise. Wool in Korea in the summer --...
03-29-12, 11:23 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,389
Posted By SuncoastChad

Retired USAF Former IT for two state agencies ...

Retired USAF
Former IT for two state agencies
Former restaurant manager
Current IT support analyst
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By SuncoastChad

Glad the LBS came through for you. Yeah, making...

Glad the LBS came through for you. Yeah, making sure everything is in it's place is a full time job!! :D
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By SuncoastChad

Depending on why I'm flatting I'll go 3 or 4...

Depending on why I'm flatting I'll go 3 or 4 patches -- depends, too, on the tire width!

I use old tubes for "rubber band" in different applications. I don't try and sleeve a flat if the tire...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 07:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,437
Posted By SuncoastChad

It'll work just fine. I ride a Schwinn "Jaguar"...

It'll work just fine. I ride a Schwinn "Jaguar" with an add on seat post rack/rack trunk, and a handle-bar basket. You'll be getting a real rack with pannier wires and fenders. Just channel your...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,298
Posted By SuncoastChad

Word! I don't have any "scenic" routes so I pick...

Word! I don't have any "scenic" routes so I pick the less stressful when possible. I'll ride the 45-50 mph 4-lane routes when I must but sure appreciate the parallel MUP paths when I can use them. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-29-12, 07:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,820
Posted By SuncoastChad

Stress relief. It's just fun!

Stress relief. It's just fun!
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,323
Posted By SuncoastChad

The Trek Earl has a dual top tube (for dropping...

The Trek Earl has a dual top tube (for dropping in the u-lock for transport), flip-flop hub, and a bottle opener!! Do they know their target group or what?? They KNOW microbrews are not twist off...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,323
Posted By SuncoastChad

I really like the Trek Earl. Looked at one during...

I really like the Trek Earl. Looked at one during my last trip to Savannah and am thinking about getting one for my 60th b'day in July.
Forum: Commuting
03-26-12, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By SuncoastChad

I'll forego quick release if it makes my bike...

I'll forego quick release if it makes my bike less attractive. I'm commuting not racing and so QR is not quite as important. A box end and knucklebuster take care of removal for flats.
Get a good...
03-25-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By SuncoastChad

Interesting local news blurb re bike trails and local business

http://baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/3/25/bike_trails_linked_t/?cid=rss&cmpid=facebook

Dunedin is an interesting little town on the Pinellas...
03-23-12, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,431
Posted By SuncoastChad

We had a rule with seat belts in the car: buckle...

We had a rule with seat belts in the car: buckle of we ain't going nowhere! Unbuckle and I stop the car! If she wants to go with you she will need to wear the helmet -- assuming you and the spouse...
03-23-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,934
Posted By SuncoastChad

I love shopping! I hate BUYING! Seems I'm always...

I love shopping! I hate BUYING! Seems I'm always compromising and so actually pulling the trigger is the difficult part!
03-22-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,585
Posted By SuncoastChad

Sounds like a high side to me. This one left...

Sounds like a high side to me.

This one left a mark:
242282
Forum: Commuting
03-22-12, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By SuncoastChad

Motorcyclist call it AGATT (All Gear All the...

Motorcyclist call it AGATT (All Gear All the Time). I'm a MGMTT (Most Gear Most of the Time!). I always wear a helmet and often wear leather vest or jacket depending on weather. Chaps are worn on...
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