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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,231
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

106. I'd like to do 200 this summer.

106. I'd like to do 200 this summer.
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

A failed attempt today. Well, kinda. I went...

A failed attempt today. Well, kinda.

I went out this morning at 7:15 with the mindset of not forcing myself to finish if I wasn't into it or if the weather sucked. Well, both were the case.
...
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Thanks! Good to hear you were able to finish your...

Thanks! Good to hear you were able to finish your century, too. That would have been a bummer to break a streak of 61 consecutive months.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,809
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I hope you're sitting down, because these are...

I hope you're sitting down, because these are some exemplary pictures. Really capture the essence of Colorado.

http://i.imgur.com/CxtPKGp.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/sS4k3.jpg
...
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Finished my century for February today. Date...

Finished my century for February today.

Date of Ride: 2/27/2013
Type of Ride: diy solo century-Larimer & Weld counties, CO
Actual Mileage: 101.0 miles
Ride Time: 7:05:48
Total Time: 9:24:00...
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Completed my January century yesterday....

Completed my January century yesterday. (http://esotericadventures.blogspot.com/2013/01/second-january-century-attempt.html)
Forum: Commuting
01-22-13, 09:17 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,345
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Coldest commute was -4F last winter. Only 6.5...

Coldest commute was -4F last winter. Only 6.5 miles, but it felt longer since I wasn't dressed quite as well as I should have been.
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Boy do I have a story then!...

Boy do I have a story then! (http://esotericadventures.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-january-century-attempt.html)
Replies: 75
Views: 6,423
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Do we discuss failed attempts, or just the...

Do we discuss failed attempts, or just the successes?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-12, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Speed. I'd say I'm at least 15% faster wearing...

Speed. I'd say I'm at least 15% faster wearing bike shorts.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Good point. I'm confident that the bike could...

Good point. I'm confident that the bike could handle a fifty pound load, as I'm naive and like to gamble. When I had the bike loaded up over the summer, I had maybe 40 pounds of stuff on it. It...
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 11:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Let's just say that if I weighed another 50-60...

Let's just say that if I weighed another 50-60 pounds I would feel more than comfortable riding this bike.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Hell yeah. Thanks for the responses everyone. I...

Hell yeah. Thanks for the responses everyone. I figured y'all would have the best insight for this.

I should have mentioned that this will primarily be used for commuting, with a few smaller tours...
Forum: Touring
12-05-12, 10:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,437
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Recommend me a rear rack

I'm looking to upgrade my rear rack. Right now I have a low-end rack with V shaped brackets. I'm looking for something a little more robust, with a weight capacity at about 50-60 pounds.

I've got...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-12, 12:57 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,537
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

HEY YOU MEAN PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT PREFERENCEs?

HEY YOU MEAN PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT PREFERENCEs?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-12, 11:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,704
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I'm averaging 89 miles/week this year. Should...

I'm averaging 89 miles/week this year. Should finish at about 4400 miles for the year.
Forum: Commuting
11-16-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,103
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I had these...

I had these (http://www.rei.com/product/711641/continental-sport-contact-tire-26-x-16) previously. Really enjoyed them. They lasted 4,000+ miles.
Forum: Commuting
11-13-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,574
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I'll give you $40 for them.

I'll give you $40 for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 11:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,034
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

It takes about 5 seconds to write a formula in...

It takes about 5 seconds to write a formula in Excel to track this.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,034
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Exactly it. I love looking at the riding data...

Exactly it. I love looking at the riding data almost as much as I love riding. Sometimes more.

That being said, I have 4,199 on the bike I've had since September 2011.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

You're gonna have to learn how to piss while on...

You're gonna have to learn how to piss while on the go.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Drink less then.

Drink less then.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I just concluded that OP is either a troll or a...

I just concluded that OP is either a troll or a guy with more money than sense. Thoughts?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 11:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Since you're already spending so much money on...

Since you're already spending so much money on the bike, what's another hundred+ to get the cassette you want?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Congrats on your goals. My goal this year was...

Congrats on your goals. My goal this year was also 4000 miles and my first century.

I'll hit 4000 Friday, and did my century in July. Good stuff.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,342
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Absolutely. It took a while to get out of the...

Absolutely. It took a while to get out of the driving mindset, but once I got in the zen state of mind on the bike, life's been good.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,342
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

This is what my wife and I did a month ago....

This is what my wife and I did a month ago. Although the insurance savings haven't been substantial ($160/6 months), the car we sold was the older one, and was in need of some maintenance very soon.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,342
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Obviously you're not going to begin saving money...

Obviously you're not going to begin saving money the instant you start bicycle commuting. As you learned, there is a long process of buying all the right **** that you need for your ride. You really...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 836
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I don't see any issue with moisturizing. I do it...

I don't see any issue with moisturizing. I do it every morning whether or not I ride, and if I get chapped skin from cold weather, I'll moisturize the hell out of it. Gotta maintain that smooth skin.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Hey everyone - Thanks for the replies. The...

Hey everyone -

Thanks for the replies. The more I think about it and read your replies, the more I realize it was foolish of me to assume what I wanted done was the best thing for my bike. I...
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Nah, labor came in at $39.

Nah, labor came in at $39.
Forum: Commuting
11-01-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Rear derailer is brand new, but it could be...

Rear derailer is brand new, but it could be something else since the rest of the bike is fairly old.

I changed to 9 speeds because I naively though I needed more range, especially on the high...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 11:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I think what I'm going to do is revert to the...

I think what I'm going to do is revert to the 7-speed cassette, but hang on to the 9-speed. If I find a good deal on bar-ends or brifters, I'll have those and the 9-speed installed.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Am I right to be a little pissed?

I recently got my drive-train replaced on my old mountain bike, which I use for everything. 281431

I changed the cassette to a 9-speed from a 7-speed, while maintaining a friction shifter. I never...
Replies: 92
Views: 13,996
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Hell yeah! Congrats! I was hoping for an update...

Hell yeah! Congrats! I was hoping for an update to this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 11:40 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,292
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Probably something like this. ...

Probably something like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaQJB_bWA4c
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 794
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

:haha:

:haha:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,192
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I do it all the time, as I also only have one...

I do it all the time, as I also only have one bike. Just use the business side of the pedal, and you'll not notice a difference from platforms.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

VOUCHED. Great day for grilling.

VOUCHED. Great day for grilling.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,273
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I'm glad you ask. 1) I can sustain a 35 mph...

I'm glad you ask.

1) I can sustain a 35 mph sprint for half mile.
2) I cruise at 24 mph
3) My bike is 45 pounds.
Forum: Commuting
04-19-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,086
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I got right-hooked about 4 months into commuting...

I got right-hooked about 4 months into commuting (Jan 2011). It wasn't too bad for me. Front wheel was destroyed, but that was all the damage to the bike. I got a couple scratches on my right hand...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-12, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 46,553
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120) ...

MNBikeCommuter (MN)__________2202 (3120)
Bored117(CA)__________________2190.6 (2701.3 total)
silk (BC/CAN)__________________1973
JeffPoulin (FR/CH)_____________ 1965 (2603 total)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-12, 07:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,307
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I have never ridden with anyone else. I have...

I have never ridden with anyone else. I have friends that ride bikes, and we have talked about riding together, but it just never happens.

This is for a couple reasons:
1) I really enjoy the...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 20,593
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Never get off the bike and no one will ever have...

Never get off the bike and no one will ever have to see what kind of seat you have, thus saving you the embarrassment of having a seat on your bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-14-12, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,070
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I had about 6 broken spokes on my previous rear...

I had about 6 broken spokes on my previous rear wheel. So you could probably last until Friday, depending on how long your ride is, and over what terrain.
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,823
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

When I bought the bike it came with one. I took...

When I bought the bike it came with one. I took it off to get the fender on, and just never put it back on. Partially because I didn't want to mess with it, and partially because it was bent. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
03-13-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

I think I've only been asked once by a trucker. I...

I think I've only been asked once by a trucker. I was sitting at a red, and he ran across the street to ask me for information. I'm not even sure if I gave him the right directions, as I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,282
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

Gortex hiking boots with wool socks. This...

Gortex hiking boots with wool socks. This combined with full fenders has given me pretty good results. Good enough to not have to worry about anything better while I'm living in Colorado.
Forum: Commuting
03-10-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 717
Posted By L.L. Zamenhof

What's your job? How well do you have to present...

What's your job? How well do you have to present yourself at work? Are you working directly with customers?

My previous job, retail, was 6.5 miles from my apartment. I found that if I got there 10...
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