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Forum: Commuting 06-21-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,563
Views: 58,519
Posted By AstroEng
I know I'm fat, but sheesh!

The bracket on my saddle that connects to my seatpost broke on one side 2 miles from home (heading home).

Sweet...:troll:

I guess I should lay off the pie... Nah.
Forum: Commuting 06-21-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,868
Posted By AstroEng
We're not carfree, but we are down to one car -...

We're not carfree, but we are down to one car - my wife and kids' means of transportation. It helps me keep riding to just not want to deal with getting them all up and out the door just because I'm...
Forum: Commuting 05-21-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,288
Posted By AstroEng
12 miles RT. I drink my water bottle in the AM...

12 miles RT. I drink my water bottle in the AM and nothing until lunch (at 11). When I get home, I drink a big glass of chocolate milk.

I'm fat, not getting less fat, and not really trying to...
Forum: Commuting 02-02-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By AstroEng
Her hips are nowhere near 3 feet wide! :foo:

Her hips are nowhere near 3 feet wide! :foo:
Forum: Commuting 02-02-17, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By AstroEng
^This! :thumb: I have a Topeak rack with the...

^This! :thumb:

I have a Topeak rack with the slide on accessories feature, but unfortunately, the panniers prevent a basket from sliding on. I do like doing quick trips with just the basket...
Forum: Commuting 02-02-17, 05:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,131
Posted By AstroEng
El Cheapo

I've been using this light (Riorand Cree XML T6) (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006QQX3C4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for 2 years now with this spreader lens (for Magicshine type...
Forum: Commuting 01-27-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 42,152
Posted By AstroEng
I got about a year out of my Marathon tires, then...

I got about a year out of my Marathon tires, then they got sliced through by something less than 1/2" - maybe glass. It went right through the protective strip. I upgraded to Marathon Plus to...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-16, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 63,396
Posted By AstroEng
marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 10821 miles YTD...

marcmkkoy (IL) __________________ 10821 miles YTD
augustgarage (CA) ________________ 8253.6 (10,472.3 total) [189/189]
Bizman (PA) ______________________ 7763 (8782 total miles YTD)
buzzbee (CA)...
Forum: Commuting 12-15-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 104,995
Posted By AstroEng
Today was my first time skipping a ride because...

Today was my first time skipping a ride because of weather in over 2 years (last time was wind gusts >50 mph). I put on my studded tires this past weekend just in time to get in a day's commute...
Forum: Commuting 05-02-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,950
Posted By AstroEng
Sorry... Couldn't resist......

Sorry... Couldn't resist... (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjBLuTwT6mM) :p

Enjoy the new ride.
Forum: Commuting 02-15-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,778
Posted By AstroEng
I bike back and forth between meetings, up to...

I bike back and forth between meetings, up to about 2 miles for the furthest places I usually go. The base just put in a new bike path along my most frequent route, which is super awesome. Hopefully...
Forum: Commuting 10-11-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,164
Posted By AstroEng
^This. I've had mine for over a year and it works...

^This. I've had mine for over a year and it works great. I did end up buying the 6-cell battery and get 3 days of strobe on it (~240 minutes). I also bought the spreading lens.
Forum: Commuting 09-24-15, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By AstroEng
I actually just got back from a business trip in...

I actually just got back from a business trip in Dayton. Having seen the streets (and a few people commuting down them), the marked bike routes were nicer than I thought. They were wide residential...
Forum: Commuting 08-28-15, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By AstroEng
These "marked bicycle routes" are just roads with...

These "marked bicycle routes" are just roads with wide shoulders, or do you mean neighborhood streets as in no lane markers, etc, or neither? I use a couple of "bicycle routes" in our area and they...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-15, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,351
Posted By AstroEng
Ditto - I upgraded my cheapo Chinese light to a 6...

Ditto - I upgraded my cheapo Chinese light to a 6 cell 18650 pack (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AAQOV5E?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage) and it lasts me 4 days on strobe...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By AstroEng
baron - I also heard that there is a bike gate by...

baron - I also heard that there is a bike gate by the Wright Bros monument onto Area B (I hear there are bike gates on Areas A and C as well). I guess it is somewhere between Gate 1B and 19B on the...
Forum: Commuting 08-25-15, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By AstroEng
Sorry, I've been out of town the past 2 weeks. I...

Sorry, I've been out of town the past 2 weeks. I appreciate the feedback so far.

anielsen - I've been looking at Oakwood as well. I punched some preferences into WalkScore.com and that...
Forum: Commuting 08-16-15, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 85,651
Posted By AstroEng
scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,657.05 ...

scroca (MT) _______________________ 5,657.05
augustgarage (CA) _________________ 5,350.3 (7,393.4 total) [124/124]
f1xedgear​(NC) _____________________ 4,440.0 [107]
johnlp (AZ)...
Forum: Commuting 08-16-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By AstroEng
Dayton, OH area commuters?

...More specifically, commuting to Wright-Patterson AFB Area B...

I've been offered a job near AFIT on WPAFB Area B. I'm seriously considering it, but I am concerned about my ability to commute by...
Forum: Commuting 08-16-15, 04:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,809
Posted By AstroEng
Glad you are ok and that you were able to keep...

Glad you are ok and that you were able to keep your cool but still stick it to him.

That is a sweet setup! :thumb:
Forum: Training & Nutrition 08-15-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,955
Posted By AstroEng
This is the only place I've been able to find...

This is the only place I've been able to find this. Everything else is about overworking and getting cramps while riding, not getting cramps because I didn't ride. I ride cramp free all year long,...
Forum: Commuting 03-30-15, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By AstroEng
http://dashingdad.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/y...

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Forum: Commuting 03-30-15, 08:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,184
Posted By AstroEng
Someone turned my front wheel magnet (for the...

Someone turned my front wheel magnet (for the speedometer) backwards... It wasn't just a little bit (never had to adjust it before), it was a full 180 off. It took me a couple miles to figure out why...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-29-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By AstroEng
Question Refurbishing Kid Trailer

Hello!

I have an old Trek trailer that I bought 2 years ago used to haul the kids. We've gotten a lot of use out of it, but the New Mexico sun has taken its toll. The fabric floor is nearly...
Forum: Commuting 03-23-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 141,123
Posted By AstroEng
6 minutes off both ends of my commute without...

6 minutes off both ends of my commute without pushing it and 15-25 mph crosswinds on the way home. I still need to tweak the seat (too low) and the tires are on the low end of the pressure range.
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