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Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-07, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Dickseacup

On my road bike I have a hard time keeping my...

On my road bike I have a hard time keeping my heart rate *below* 90%, but I blame that on my riding partner. :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-07, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Dickseacup

Why is it hard to get your HR >75-80% on rollers?...

Why is it hard to get your HR >75-80% on rollers? Is it a lack of resistance thing?
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 11:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,740
Posted By Dickseacup

Coca-Cola | nose > keyboard Thanks. My...

Coca-Cola | nose > keyboard Thanks.

My 'eureka' moment was the first time I put on bibs and I thought, "So, that's where all that beer has been going!" :eek: Nothing like accentuating the...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 11:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dickseacup

This one works for me. In fact, I don't even...

This one works for me. In fact, I don't even know of any other commuter-centric sites/boards.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Dickseacup

04:30-06:30 Wakeup time; depends greatly on when...

04:30-06:30 Wakeup time; depends greatly on when youngest son decides to get up
07:00 In the shower
07:15 On the bike
07:35 Arrive at work, (birdbath in the summer), change
07:45 Start pretending...
06-27-07, 05:51 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,504
Posted By Dickseacup

Is the gardener that invests his labor in the...

Is the gardener that invests his labor in the OP's mother's flower beds and lawn entitled to see her bank statements to determine if she's paying him a fair wage for his work? After all, she's...
06-25-07, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Dickseacup

You know, I really didn't check the chain out...

You know, I really didn't check the chain out much at all. Told you I was a neophyte. ;) It's too late to do it tonight, so I'll have to go easy on it for tomorrow's commute and check it tomorrow...
06-25-07, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Dickseacup

Cage pulleys (?) skipping, help needed

I'm relatively new to this whole bike mechanic thing, so I hope I have that right...the two pulleys (same size, tooth count) inside the cage hanging on the rear derailleur...cage pulleys, no?
...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,159
Posted By Dickseacup

When gas prices first hit mid $3/gallon (April...

When gas prices first hit mid $3/gallon (April was it?), four of my cow-orkers were talking about how they were going to deal with the rising cost of commuting. One of them said, "Yeah, it's not...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-07, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Dickseacup

I would guess that 99% of people riding clipless...

I would guess that 99% of people riding clipless have fallen over at least once. I've done it twice.

I tend to just unclip my right foot when approaching stop lights/signs. This lets me use my...
06-22-07, 10:06 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,485
Posted By Dickseacup

To the OP, I say good on you for educating others...

To the OP, I say good on you for educating others on bicycle safety. I'd be interested to hear what the supervisor has to say.



Funny you should mention that. I've been driving for 25 years...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dickseacup

I think that's innovative for a low-tech,...

I think that's innovative for a low-tech, low-cost deterrent. I would, however, be inclined to paint mine some eye catching, brightly fluorescent color so it is immediately obvious to would be...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,655
Posted By Dickseacup

Do you work at the same place that I do? We have...

Do you work at the same place that I do? We have a WoW-addict here that is over 300# (he's about 5'11") and has been on every known diet in the three years I've worked here. None of them work,...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

10 degrees cooler this morning than yesterday and...

10 degrees cooler this morning than yesterday and the wind was pretty stiff out of the northeast (so, at my back mostly on the way in). The temperature during the ride home was hovering around 50,...
Forum: Commuting
03-26-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

Today was the inaugural commute of 2007 for me. ...

Today was the inaugural commute of 2007 for me. I quit commuting in October of 2006 as I didn't have any 'cold weather' kit. Turned out I probably didn't need it until February. :( I've been...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,042
Posted By Dickseacup

I'd call the police and report the incident, but...

I'd call the police and report the incident, but wouldn't expect much of anything to happen.

If it makes you feel any better (it won't), last summer when I started commuting, my anti-bike...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,354
Posted By Dickseacup

A valid point; and sometimes it doesn't even...

A valid point; and sometimes it doesn't even matter if you need/want/have a use for it...conspicuous consumption is sometimes irrational like that.

I have a road bike, but I don't have the engine...
Forum: Commuting
08-30-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Dickseacup

I put the Freddy Fenders on my old skool Fisher...

I put the Freddy Fenders on my old skool Fisher Tassajara, but it had eyelets front and rear. However, the fenders, IIRC, came with thingys for mounting them when eyelets aren't present. They're...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 969
Posted By Dickseacup

I have Candy Mallet Cs on my commuter (former...

I have Candy Mallet Cs on my commuter (former mtb). The one time I went to City Forest on the mtb loops, I forgot my shoes, so I had to wear regular running shoes. Here's what happens:
...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-06, 06:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 687
Posted By Dickseacup

Light emitting clothing from Phillips

I can see where Phillps' Lumalive (http://www.research.philips.com/newscenter/archive/2006/060901-lumalive.html) material (recently announced) could be useful in making commuting gear. Imagine a one...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-06, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

It was 48 this morning for me. I had my...

It was 48 this morning for me. I had my Performance poly arm warmers on, but didn't wear the knee warmers. I thought the arm warmers were completely useless. Until I got to work and peeled them...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 693
Posted By Dickseacup

I have the Performance Epic trunk. With it...

I have the Performance Epic trunk. With it zipped (as in: not expanded), I can fit a pair of penny loafers, with my belt and socks in one shoe and my boxers in the other, a folded pair of khaki's...
Forum: Commuting
08-18-06, 08:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,072
Posted By Dickseacup

I rode one time in a deluge and decided fenders...

I rode one time in a deluge and decided fenders were the way to go. Sweaty...fine. Rain dumping on me...no problem. Wet crap from the street coming up from the front tire and all over my back from...
Forum: Commuting
08-16-06, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

It was cold enough to see my breath this morning....

It was cold enough to see my breath this morning. Especially after about the 1/2 way point of my commute. My wife suggested I wear a long sleeved shirt, but did I listen? Of course not. She made...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,804
Posted By Dickseacup

I run the Performance 'Forte City ST' inverse...

I run the Performance 'Forte City ST' inverse treaded slicks. They were a huge change from the 1.95" Psycho II monster knobbies I was running. Way less rolling resistance, way more speed (for...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

It was cooler this morning than yesterday...

It was cooler this morning than yesterday morning. I mentioned to my commuter cow-orker that I'm going to have to break out the arm and leg warmers if this continues. Apparently, the mere mention...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dickseacup

The picture I posted of my commuter makes it look...

The picture I posted of my commuter makes it look clean and shiny, but that's a trick of the camera. You should see the grunge and gunk on the chain/cogs/rings. And from riding in the rain, I have...
Forum: Commuting
08-14-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

How was the commute today? How was the commute...

How was the commute today? How was the commute today?!?! It was EFFIN AWESOME!

Weatherman said 60% chance of t-storms, but it was merely cloudy at 7a. Off I went for a crisp, cool, hittin'...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,398
Posted By Dickseacup

I have an old (1997, pre-Trek I believe) Fisher...

I have an old (1997, pre-Trek I believe) Fisher Tassajara, which I bought NOS in 2005. It's hard tail, rigid forks and a mix of Acera through XT (or, maybe XTR, haven't looked in a while)...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

I commuted 100% this week, which averages out...

I commuted 100% this week, which averages out with last week to give me 50%. I was unhappy about not riding last week, so figured I'd just be stubborn and ride very day this week. No big deals this...
Forum: Commuting
08-10-06, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,451
Posted By Dickseacup

Going?

Going?
Forum: Commuting
08-09-06, 07:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,424
Posted By Dickseacup

Tangentially related, yet semi-OT: One of my...

Tangentially related, yet semi-OT:

One of my cow-orkers is the King of Fscked Up Excuses. He's used:

* Wife's car wouldn't start. While she was in a town 20+ miles away. At lunch. And he...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-06, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 755
Posted By Dickseacup

Just to add another data point, I'm 5'6" and my...

Just to add another data point, I'm 5'6" and my commuter is a 15.5" frame on 26" tires. It's probably a tad small for me, but it seems like I can 'throw it around' easier. My road bike is a 54cm,...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-06, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Dickseacup

I put the Peformance Forte City ST on my...

I put the Peformance Forte City ST on my commuter. I didn't know they made a kevlar version, or I'd have bought those instead. :\ So far, no problems, even in a heavy downpour that soaked me.
Forum: Commuting
07-30-06, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,235
Posted By Dickseacup

A friend of mine is a dedicated student of the...

A friend of mine is a dedicated student of the "It's easier to ask forgiveness than to beg for permission" school of thought. Maybe that's the way to go here. ;)
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By Dickseacup

You ride a bent bike? :eek: :D I keed!...

You ride a bent bike? :eek:

:D

I keed! I keed!
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,415
Posted By Dickseacup

You know, I've never calculated my average speed....

You know, I've never calculated my average speed. Do you do that using total time, or actual biking time (total - time spent standing still at lights)? What I do look at is my biking time (I don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

No commute today, as I'm (hopefully) going for my...

No commute today, as I'm (hopefully) going for my first metric century tomorrow.
Forum: Commuting
07-27-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By Dickseacup

I would explain it thusly: It's easier than...

I would explain it thusly:

It's easier than fighting crime

Occam's razor and all. But, I don't live in NYC, so <shrug>
Forum: Commuting
07-26-06, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

You must be west or southwest of me, then, based...

You must be west or southwest of me, then, based on my morning commute. ;)

I bravely decided that a few sprinkles wouldn't keep me off the road today. And a few sprinkles it were, for the first...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-06, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 777
Posted By Dickseacup

I just put Performance Forte City ST 26x1.5s on...

I just put Performance Forte City ST 26x1.5s on my commuter. Compared to the 26x1.95 Psycho II knobbies, they're like riding on clouds. As to durability? Dunno, it's only been a week. I just...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,281
Posted By Dickseacup

According to the usually cited on-line fit...

According to the usually cited on-line fit calculators, I should be on a 51cm frame, at the most. My commuter is an old (1997) Fisher Tassajara with a 15.5" frame, which, according to those same...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dickseacup

Oh, I was not attempting to be pedantic about the...

Oh, I was not attempting to be pedantic about the nature of over-hanging versus occupying. It's just that I read your post as 'over-hanging' in the sense that perhaps there was yet room to ride in...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

The ride in this morning was in ~70 degree,...

The ride in this morning was in ~70 degree, dripping wet (yet, not raining) humidity. Fifteen minutes after I arrived, the downpour began. My wife had to call and make sure I made it in OK. Ride...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-06, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Dickseacup

I'm a Mr. H, as well. I live in Midland and...

I'm a Mr. H, as well. I live in Midland and commute 3.7+ miles to/from work as much as I can manage. As it is, I just started doing the commute about a month ago, as well. Even more...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Dickseacup

In our 'progressive' Midwestern town, the bike...

In our 'progressive' Midwestern town, the bike lanes (where they are marked) are generally occupied by parked cars.
Forum: Commuting
07-25-06, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By Dickseacup

I bought the Performance Epic Trunk/Rack combo...

I bought the Performance Epic Trunk/Rack combo and the Freddy Fenders. My Fisher only has one set of braze-ons, but the rack mounting hardware included some longer, stainless allen bolts (as...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,961
Posted By Dickseacup

Today was my first commute with the Forte City ST...

Today was my first commute with the Forte City ST tires and the rack/trunk (in lieu of the backpack). Normally, my ride in takes 18:30+ minutes. This morning I did it in a hair over 16 minutes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,907
Posted By Dickseacup

How does one get the REAL names of people selling...

How does one get the REAL names of people selling on eBay?
Forum: Commuting
07-21-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Dickseacup

I've noticed a few more commuters this week than...

I've noticed a few more commuters this week than the week before. Not sure what's up with that, as gas is holding steady around $3.05 (+/1 $0.02) here over the last couple of weeks. I'm happy to...
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