Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
Search: Posts Made By: MNBikeCommuter
Showing results 1 to 36 of 36
Search took 0.05 seconds.
04-14-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

That will get you fewer and fewer bragging rights...

That will get you fewer and fewer bragging rights each year as the younger generation has no idea who he was. I wonder what will happen to the homestead in time. One has to make a point of getting...
04-12-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

If it works out, I'll be riding CaNDak...

If it works out, I'll be riding CaNDak (https://candak.net/) again. It's the follow-on to the North Dakota CANDISC ride that ended in 2017 after 25 years. Numbers are low for the seven day...
03-23-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 883
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I've been doing this all winter with no problems....

I've been doing this all winter with no problems. It reminds me of a story someone posted back in the days of Usenet glory, about a friend of his. The friend saw no need for a front derailleur. ...
03-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,465
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I got to take the road bike out yesterday for its...

I got to take the road bike out yesterday for its third ride of 2022. It was 19F and a west wind at 15-30mph, but roads were dry as there was no melting going on. :)
03-04-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,080
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

It is still winter. I met a jogger yesterday and...

It is still winter. I met a jogger yesterday and she smiled and waved at me. That only happens in winter around here.
02-21-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,174
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

It was five years ago today that I biked to work...

It was five years ago today that I biked to work in some record February heat. It hadn't dropped below freezing overnight in several days and I took the road bike. A half block from work, I made a...
02-18-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,174
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Oh, blow off the Sat low. The daytime high looks...

Oh, blow off the Sat low. The daytime high looks pretty good from my perspective. :) I used to really be up on morning lows with my commuting pre-covid, but now with this work from home stuff, I...
02-18-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,174
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Yeah, I was going to do some aggressive trimming...

Yeah, I was going to do some aggressive trimming on my beard a couple of weeks ago and then saw the forecast. Same last weekend. Same this weekend. And same with washing and putting away the heavy...
02-15-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,064
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

That sucks! It sounds like maybe an...

That sucks! It sounds like maybe an under-the-seat-steering 'bent is needed in the meantime? Do people actually ride those with studded tires? :lol:
02-14-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,064
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Thursday I managed to get out before most of the...

Thursday I managed to get out before most of the snow hit, which happened four miles from home. The first mile was biking in a snow globe, and then the wind and sleet kicked in for the final push...
02-07-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,249
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I was really planning on staying out of this...

I was really planning on staying out of this but... <heavy sigh>

What would be helpful is to identify the source of water if it isn't from car exhaust. What are we (drivers, weatherfolk,...
02-03-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,064
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I'm ready to move on just from the bike...

I'm ready to move on just from the bike maintenance and clothing logistics aspects. We have a high of 2F for today but the wind is fortunately pretty light. A couple of days ago with a balmy 15F,...
01-24-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,555
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

10F and sunny, speaking from personal experience....

10F and sunny, speaking from personal experience. My biking is on roads, and the 29F and snowing features clueless drivers, narrow roads, snow plows, briny spray,...
01-21-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,999
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

The wind does make a difference even if you're...

The wind does make a difference even if you're dressed appropriately, but not as much of an impact as if on bare skin. If you light up a thermal camera while fully dressed, the wind will suck heat...
01-11-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 10,577
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I had been wondering the difference between...

I had been wondering the difference between gravel and CX too, as around here, I haven't really had a need for either. Gravel routes aren't exciting and there are enough cars that there is no safety...
12-16-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,200
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

That's my experience too. A frozen beard is my...

That's my experience too. A frozen beard is my best wind block. Since 1988. (And yes, my wife would prefer I shave it off. I majorly screwed up once by saying I'd shave it off if she shaved her...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I've carried 20+ lbs in one pannier without...

I've carried 20+ lbs in one pannier without noticing any handling issues. But, there would be no way to convince my wife of that, let alone someone else's. Good luck! You're in a tight spot. :lol:
12-09-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

They have stayed on my hybrid for 11 years or so...

They have stayed on my hybrid for 11 years or so now. I keep thinking of putting slicks on for the summer as it's my only bike with fenders, but it hasn't happened. Maybe next summer...or not!
12-09-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Update: The Mr. Tuffy liner has been installed...

Update: The Mr. Tuffy liner has been installed in the rear tire. The most challenging part was taking the red protective strip off the tape! What a pain... :) I should have peeled it off on the...
12-06-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,074
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I think the politically correct term these days...

I think the politically correct term these days is "feels like" temperature. :lol: They said the wind is supposed to die down a little this afternoon but I don't think I'll notice a difference from...
12-06-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,074
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I have yet to add a fat bike to the stable, but...

I have yet to add a fat bike to the stable, but had the hybrid with studs out yesterday, and was glad I did on some local stretches. Unfortunately, the new chain I put on doesn't like the cassette,...
12-03-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,828
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Yeah, isn't that the truth. :) Back when I was...

Yeah, isn't that the truth. :) Back when I was young and could do anything, I set off on a 10 mile commute in the dark at -10F with a couple of inches of new snow overnight. I came close to...
12-02-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,079
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I have a pair that were used once or twice and...

I have a pair that were used once or twice and have been in a drawer for years/decades since. I should just toss them but "I paid good money for them!" :)
12-02-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,828
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I got the 45Nrth Sturmfist 4 gloves a few years...

I got the 45Nrth Sturmfist 4 gloves a few years ago and use them in the 0-20F range with good results. Above that they get a little warm, but I can remove the wool inner gloves to get a little more...
11-15-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,074
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I have a dedicated winter bike (Cannondale H600)...

I have a dedicated winter bike (Cannondale H600) which the studs stay on. I use the road bike when I can during the winter here in Minnesota, but the hybrid sees the bulk of the miles Dec-Feb. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Yup! They don't cover a wide range of...

Yup! They don't cover a wide range of temperatures but they certainly have their niche in the arsenal of bike clothing!
Forum: Commuting
11-05-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,514
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I've been running Conti Gatorskins for...

I've been running Conti Gatorskins for years/decades. Maybe there's better out there, but they've served me very well for commuting and long rides.
10-28-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,642
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I missed this text the first time scrolling...

I missed this text the first time scrolling through your pics and got a bit confused: "You painted your tandem?? There was nothing wrong with the green paint!!!!" :lol:

Glad you're still at it! I...
10-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 945
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

For 0-60F, I mix and match my base and mid...

For 0-60F, I mix and match my base and mid layers, which consist of four polypro shirts: short sleeve, and light-, mid-, heavy-weight long sleeves. Over the top is a hooded double layer wind...
10-21-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,440
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Swiping a saying about a man with two clocks... ...

Swiping a saying about a man with two clocks...

"A cyclist with one gauge knows what the tire pressure is. A cyclist with two gauges does not."

:)
10-14-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,091
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I was using an old Schwinn "The Tank" Varsity as...

I was using an old Schwinn "The Tank" Varsity as a 38 lb winter bike. Dealing with the weight and rust was too much so I got a Cannondale hybrid for winter back in '95. I found out that aluminum...
10-14-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Dad would pick up used tubes at the full service...

Dad would pick up used tubes at the full service gas station two blocks away and check them out at home for the ones that didn't leak. He missed a slow leak once and discovered it when we got into...
10-08-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

That is all I've ever done too, the method...

That is all I've ever done too, the method gleaned from either Jobst or Sheldon.
10-07-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

"I can't breathe!"

"I can't breathe!"
10-01-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 99,583
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

Wow. I take a break from BF for quite a while...

Wow. I take a break from BF for quite a while and then find this. Rowan and Machka, it is quite the story to read in one sitting, knowing the great length of time it's spread out. I guess it has...
08-13-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,171
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I have no recollection of hearing it in western...

I have no recollection of hearing it in western North Dakota. I don't even remember anyone giving anyone else a ride, but it was a small town of 200 so walking was a quick option. :-)
Showing results 1 to 36 of 36


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.