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Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-10, 12:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 5,577
Posted By mondaycurse

I don't know about yearly average, but per-ride...

I don't know about yearly average, but per-ride average is around 18-21mph. Disclaimer: Illinois is flat and the longest climb is no longer than 5 minutes.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,082
Posted By mondaycurse

Typical internet questions: 1. Pics of your...

Typical internet questions:

1. Pics of your bike?
2. Was she hot?
Forum: Commuting
08-10-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,593
Posted By mondaycurse

Overkill for my purposes, but on a 55mph road in...

Overkill for my purposes, but on a 55mph road in Florida I'd go a little extreme as well. Now you just need a bunch of Superflashes attached to some wire to spell the word "Detour" and have a left...
08-09-10, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By mondaycurse

Lesson learned, the hard way. I managed to saw...

Lesson learned, the hard way. I managed to saw the old cup out with a hacksaw blade without messing up the threads.
08-09-10, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By mondaycurse

Tight bottom bracket, slipped tool damaged teeth :(

For whatever reason, I felt the need to take the bottom bracket out of my 1998 GT LTS last night. I applied plenty of penetrating oil, but I don't know how much of a difference it made. The drive...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-10, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By mondaycurse

I have one of the Transit garment bags from...

I have one of the Transit garment bags from Performance. It works great, but it does take me an extra 3-4 minutes to unpack once I get to work. Depending on how long your commute is (mine is 3...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,089
Posted By mondaycurse

That whole "Do it, honey! Buy the bike!" thing...

That whole "Do it, honey! Buy the bike!" thing was probably sarcasm and it was your job to realize it. It is clearly your fault :).

Reminds me of this clip...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 237,035
Posted By mondaycurse

Just got back from my 3-mile commute in pouring...

Just got back from my 3-mile commute in pouring rain, not a single spot of my clothes remained dry. The highlight was riding through 8" of water on the road. Thankfully I love riding in the rain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,114
Posted By mondaycurse

You should be looking at a cheap/less enticing...

You should be looking at a cheap/less enticing bike for commuting, not new pedals. Just my opinion.
07-13-10, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By mondaycurse

Don't mind them, it's just a hipster mating call.

Don't mind them, it's just a hipster mating call.
07-12-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 880
Posted By mondaycurse

Flip flop hub, ride the bigger cog uphill to...

Flip flop hub, ride the bigger cog uphill to work, switch it on lunch break, ride home on a smaller cog.
07-09-10, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By mondaycurse

I'm experiencing the exact opposite right now. I...

I'm experiencing the exact opposite right now. I can normally install derailleurs with no trouble, but my new X7 (replacing my old X7) is driving me insane.
07-09-10, 01:04 AM
Replies: 178
Sticky Trade Thread
Views: 30,396
Posted By mondaycurse

Have a set of Kool-stop KS-D270 brake pads Avid...

Have a set of Kool-stop KS-D270 brake pads Avid Juicy 7 or 5 brakes. Don't know how/where I got them since I don't have Juicy's.

Want:
2 sets of v-brake pads of some name brand (no Walmart...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-10, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By mondaycurse

Hmm. These appear to be English words, but when...

Hmm. These appear to be English words, but when combined make absolutely no sense.
06-17-10, 11:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By mondaycurse

I think you're thinking about it too hard.

I think you're thinking about it too hard.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By mondaycurse

Not sure if this counts as "finding money" or...

Not sure if this counts as "finding money" or not:
Three days ago, I did my daily commute. It takes me through a nice historic neighborhood. I saw a nice dining table that looked pretty nice on...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-10, 08:01 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,713
Posted By mondaycurse

My dad gets this often, even though he makes...

My dad gets this often, even though he makes $93,000/year.
As for me, I'm an entry level salesman in a chain store. Not much out there for a 19-year-old, but the job is pretty fun.
06-11-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,504
Posted By mondaycurse

Funny how he singles out bicycle lobbyists...

Funny how he singles out bicycle lobbyists without a peep about Big-oil, big-car, big-highway, etc etc lobbies. A two-lane highway was just converted to 4-lane highway not too long ago, even though...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,772
Posted By mondaycurse

Red lining and yellow cleats on the SIDIs, not...

Red lining and yellow cleats on the SIDIs, not murdered out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By mondaycurse

Haha, I'm surprised they're calling themselves...

Haha, I'm surprised they're calling themselves fat and not just "obese"
Forum: Commuting
06-07-10, 10:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,240
Posted By mondaycurse

We have a 1.25 mile bike lane on the Mississippi...

We have a 1.25 mile bike lane on the Mississippi bottom road that leads to nowhere, a .9 mile bike lane that goes nowhere, and another 2.2 mile lane that goes out to nowhere. They're nice for when...
06-04-10, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,255
Posted By mondaycurse

In my town, driver's ed is not only offered for...

In my town, driver's ed is not only offered for free, but required for high school graduation. I know correlation =/= causation, but I don't think the few numbers of bike commuters in my town is any...
06-03-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By mondaycurse

I'd bring some carbs to eat along the way as...

I'd bring some carbs to eat along the way as well. Is the 40 miles including the ride home? What bike are you riding?
06-02-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By mondaycurse

IMO, commuting is any ride that ends in a place...

IMO, commuting is any ride that ends in a place other than my home. Example: I commute to the grocery store, work, etc, but I take 35-mile rides on the weekend.
06-01-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By mondaycurse

It's in the works, but supposedly we need to...

It's in the works, but supposedly we need to build a $2-million transportation hub (in a city of 40,000) before that happens.
05-31-10, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,325
Posted By mondaycurse

4 of the top 11 bike cities are in the USA?...

4 of the top 11 bike cities are in the USA? Something tells me the author of this article either hasn't been around the world, doesn't ride a bike, or both.
05-28-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,335
Posted By mondaycurse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaQcdX470d0 I'm...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaQcdX470d0
I'm pretty sure trolling Judge Judy is going to be the next cool thing to do.
Forum: Commuting
05-28-10, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By mondaycurse

The bad: I cleaned possum guts/blood out of my...

The bad: I cleaned possum guts/blood out of my fenders last night.

The good: I had fenders.

Nowhere close to pig urine though.
Forum: Commuting
05-27-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By mondaycurse

In the summer, I have to slow down to avoid...

In the summer, I have to slow down to avoid having to wring the sweat out of my shirt. I like it for a while, but once it's 50 degrees again and I can mash my 3-mile commute, I'll enjoy that as well.
Forum: Commuting
05-26-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,501
Posted By mondaycurse

While unlocking my bike last night after grocery...

While unlocking my bike last night after grocery shopping, a new SUV with dealer plates was loading up groceries into the trunk. The owner left the cart there, planning on driving forward and off,...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 921
Posted By mondaycurse

Don't fall for the hype. None of the improvements...

Don't fall for the hype. None of the improvements like 29" wheels, disc brakes, etc are going to fall the way VHS did to DVD.
05-21-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,951
Posted By mondaycurse

Well, the attorney is just doing his job. If...

Well, the attorney is just doing his job. If anything, this story shows that not even a guy paid to construe reality can't make a worthwhile claim against hit-and-run drivers.
Forum: Commuting
05-19-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By mondaycurse

Actually, the only time I've had acknowledgment...

Actually, the only time I've had acknowledgment on my commute was from a truck driver who was a fellow cyclist.
Forum: Commuting
05-18-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,517
Posted By mondaycurse

Well my car is a cheap, reliable, fuel-efficient,...

Well my car is a cheap, reliable, fuel-efficient, and paid-off Nissan, so my savings are probably minimum.
I pay for the entertainment.
05-14-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 757
Posted By mondaycurse

Don't they carpool for boy scout trips anymore?...

Don't they carpool for boy scout trips anymore? When I was in scouting (not too long ago), it was all about jamming as much stuff and humans as legally possible in someone's station wagon.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 859
Posted By mondaycurse

It's been literally days since I last saw another...

It's been literally days since I last saw another person riding a bike on the road (besides myself).
Forum: Commuting
05-11-10, 03:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 988
Posted By mondaycurse

1. Drive 2. Bike (very close second, usually...

1. Drive
2. Bike (very close second, usually depends on traffic)
3. Bus (Distant third, and no way to get home when I work until 9PM)
05-04-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By mondaycurse

There was a guy commuting in the winter with two...

There was a guy commuting in the winter with two wheels bungee corded to his back rack just for flats. I thought he was crazy until one night I nearly froze my hands fixing a flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,750
Posted By mondaycurse

I have a hill that's about 22-23% grade for 1/4 a...

I have a hill that's about 22-23% grade for 1/4 a mile, but there's a stop sign into a T intersection right at the bottom, ruining the fun.
05-02-10, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By mondaycurse

Both will log onto BF tonight. The family group...

Both will log onto BF tonight. The family group will ask why the roadie didn't wave and the roadie will ask why the family didn't move out of his way, then ask what wheelset he should buy so people...
04-27-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,625
Posted By mondaycurse

+1 local radio coverage. Even if they aren't...

+1 local radio coverage. Even if they aren't pro-cyclist, they'll be interested in hearing how police officers can get their family out of trouble.
Forum: Commuting
04-25-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,567
Posted By mondaycurse

Added more truth. My main pet peeve is...

Added more truth.

My main pet peeve is people driving through residential neighborhoods when I'm commuting home at night and lay on the horn because they can't go 35mph.
04-25-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,546
Posted By mondaycurse

Yeah, it sucks how they'll do a write-up on her...

Yeah, it sucks how they'll do a write-up on her in a positive note and hardly acknowledge the two people she critically injured.
Forum: Commuting
04-24-10, 09:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By mondaycurse

A new Nashbar frame and new-to-me components....

A new Nashbar frame and new-to-me components. Great ride so far, but these 32c Paselas seem to pinch flat like a mother, even at the right psi.
04-24-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,281
Posted By mondaycurse

Did he have lights? Did he wave?

Did he have lights? Did he wave?
04-24-10, 09:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,350
Posted By mondaycurse

I'm confused. When I'm kitted up do I have an...

I'm confused. When I'm kitted up do I have an obligation to look like a 7-year-old on a swingset?
04-23-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,485
Posted By mondaycurse

The real killer is when they're riding in the...

The real killer is when they're riding in the narrow left lane while the right (correct) lane is gigantic.
04-23-10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,324
Posted By mondaycurse

First mistake: You tried to explain the law using...

First mistake: You tried to explain the law using rationality and logic.
I've yet to see it work with those people.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,960
Posted By mondaycurse

First off, you're probably eff'd since you didn't...

First off, you're probably eff'd since you didn't report it right away.

Did you tell her how much your damaged goods cost? That might make her reconsider too.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,705
Posted By mondaycurse

Cocky much? Those guys have probably been at it...

Cocky much? Those guys have probably been at it 5+ years.
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