Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: wsgts
Showing results 1 to 50 of 244
Search took 0.10 seconds.
02-23-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,967
Posted By wsgts

The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I...

The travoy is a sweet little trailer, I think I have 1500 miles on mine now. I always have to put the hitch up really high on the seatpost to keep my legs from hitting it, have you had that problem?...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By wsgts

This was a few years ago 2010 timeframe, but I...

This was a few years ago 2010 timeframe, but I started on a Trek FX Hybrid (don't remember the number). From there, I moved to a Surly Long Haul Trucker, which is a pretty heavy-duty steel touring...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,003
Posted By wsgts

47-year-old grandfather here (yes, we start 'em...

47-year-old grandfather here (yes, we start 'em young here). Like others have said, things don't get easier, but I especially like the comments on getting it done regardless. Some days I'm hitting...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,560
Posted By wsgts

Don't discount your physical ability as well,...

Don't discount your physical ability as well, when I started bike commuting I was a much bigger Clyde (basically means I was 300+ pounds) than I am now (248 pounds). If you want to give drops a try,...
01-11-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,415
Posted By wsgts

I haven't taken mine in lately, I been using my...

I haven't taken mine in lately, I been using my new Surly Big Dummy for pretty much everything from commuting to errands. Hmm, wonder what the travoy would like like behind a cargo bike?
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,545
Posted By wsgts

I don't really care, it was for health reasons...

I don't really care, it was for health reasons that I started, nothing more or less. I glad it's pollution-free, but that was never my intent.
Forum: Commuting
09-06-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,913
Posted By wsgts

My strava says I do around 14mph, regardless of...

My strava says I do around 14mph, regardless of the bike taken (even the cargo bike). It's a pretty leisurely pace, but like the other Florida guy mentioned you learn to manage sweat, not avoid it.
09-04-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,374
Posted By wsgts

I've done well with the regular Big Dummy on our...

I've done well with the regular Big Dummy on our farmland. Like you, there is some dirt/gravel, but mostly going to get stuff is on asphalt although not very smooth asphalt. I did change out the...
08-31-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 529,242
Posted By wsgts

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0069_dd8d4402c07d23f6af95f37eb9251152cc360544.jpg
On a work day, been commuting on my Utility Bike for a few weeks. My other bikes...
Forum: Commuting
08-29-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,315
Posted By wsgts

One other thing that might be helpful is a bike...

One other thing that might be helpful is a bike basket, like a Wald 137 you can get off Amazon for $25.00. Should fit on just about anything and keep at least one backpack off his back.
Forum: Commuting
08-24-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,970
Posted By wsgts

47, 22 miles RT. At least without a hurricane...

47, 22 miles RT. At least without a hurricane bearing down.
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By wsgts

That depends on you, and how your body is...

That depends on you, and how your body is reacting to it. Personally, I would set a goal of riding that 5 miles every day. Get your body used to the activity. Can you go all the way from work to home...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By wsgts

While not the cheapest solution, I use a...

While not the cheapest solution, I use a Sackville under-seat bag from Rivendale (https://www.rivbike.com/collections/bags). I'm not sure how big your docking station is, but I use the Baggabone Sack...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,699
Posted By wsgts

So to answer your question, a road bike will work...

So to answer your question, a road bike will work perfectly well to get you to and from work as long as you have actual "road" between your origin and destination. If you are going to be on other...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,711
Posted By wsgts

I try to avoid left turns if I can, but if I have...

I try to avoid left turns if I can, but if I have to, I'll line up with the cars.
08-13-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,403
Posted By wsgts

Do you plan on using the bike to move kids around...

Do you plan on using the bike to move kids around at all, or just use the car whenever they need to be moved places? Not that there is a lot of places to move them at the moment!

Love...
08-13-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,094
Posted By wsgts

A few trailers

I am a big fan of the trailers that connect to your bicycle's Seat Post. I would say get something that you can throw other things in as well, like some of your other tennis equipment. What kind of...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By wsgts

My apologies, the poll only allows for 10...

My apologies, the poll only allows for 10 entries, I just did a Google for the most popular career areas. Now I can't modify it...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By wsgts

Wow

The poll didn't turn out like I thought it was going to. Education is strong here, but technology-related jobs by over 1/3 was unexpected. My initial curiosity was based upon what type of work field...
07-28-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,694
Posted By wsgts

Good morning, Crazyknight what have you looked...

Good morning, Crazyknight what have you looked at? Agreed on the 36 spoke wheels from the other poster.

I was about 300 pounds when I started (255 now and massively good cardio), I started with a...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By wsgts

I did the same, left it open for that reason. I'm...

I did the same, left it open for that reason. I'm management in a technology company, which means I push papers.
Forum: Commuting
07-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By wsgts

Very interesting, I did not expect to see more...

Very interesting, I did not expect to see more Technology than Education in the poll.

AlmostTrick , love the irony!
Forum: Commuting
07-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 36,019
Posted By wsgts

What do you do for a living?

I have been wondering for some time what everyone does for a living. This is probably because in my field in my relatively small town here in Florida, there is only one other person I know of that...
07-23-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,516
Posted By wsgts

Here in Florida, where is hot this time of year,...

Here in Florida, where is hot this time of year, I would just leave my bike here in the office (locked up in my actual office), catch a ride with someone else to the venue then Uber/Lyft back to the...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,178
Posted By wsgts

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the...

What are the characteristics/ qualities of the bike that you use for transportation?
Puncture-resistant tires, Fenders, Dynamo Lights, Good Saddle (seat), and way to carry stuff that's not on my...
07-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By wsgts

I owned a juiced bike for a while, quickly sold...

I owned a juiced bike for a while, quickly sold it. Never again.

.
Forum: Commuting
07-14-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By wsgts

If I had the same situation, I would look at a...

If I had the same situation, I would look at a gravel style bike to go with the trailer. I commonly use my Burley Travoy for Grocery store runs and use a combination of many different bikes to do it,...
Forum: Introductions
06-29-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By wsgts

Another from Mississippi, I live in Florida now,...

Another from Mississippi, I live in Florida now, but grew up in George County.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,467
Posted By wsgts

Where I ride I wasn't able to use them. I am very...

Where I ride I wasn't able to use them. I am very heavy, load my bike heavy, with lots of debris in the road. I had 2 flats on the same day in less than 20 miles.
Forum: Commuting
05-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,367
Posted By wsgts

There is lots of good info so far, I am the same...

There is lots of good info so far, I am the same age, height and weight (within 5 pounds) of you. I can sit on just about any saddle at this point as long as the position relative to the bars is...
05-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,415
Posted By wsgts

Burley Travoy, took it into the store

I took my Burley Travoy into the grocery store today. Until today, I would leave it outside and I can't believe it took me this long to use it. It is solo much better to take it inside. Anyone else...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By wsgts

You have a great situation there. Like Pugs2xLove...

You have a great situation there. Like Pugs2xLove wisely says, route planning is just about everything. Try your planned route on a less busy day, or drive it in an automobile to make absolutely sure...
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By wsgts

No doubt, hate to not keep it original, but it...

No doubt, hate to not keep it original, but it stops so perfectly now! I

rode last night with the dynamo light on, and with the quarantine, it was so smooth a quiet that I could only hear the...
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By wsgts

Brooks Cambium C17 in Natural got the matching...

Brooks Cambium C17 in Natural got the matching bar tape as well!
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,027
Posted By wsgts

Same

Same
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By wsgts

Updated '73 Raleigh SuperCourse

I've put around 1000 miles on this guy between my house and the office. I just got from fenders from Velo-Orange on there yesterday. Unfortunately, I never got used to the original brake levers so...
02-16-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,996
Posted By wsgts

+1 for the Sinewave Revolution. I have two of the...

+1 for the Sinewave Revolution. I have two of the Reactors (which is a light and revolution in one) and it works perfectly. The SP hubs are really good for the money, and you can only really feel the...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By wsgts

I have always noticed too, that when one stupid...

I have always noticed too, that when one stupid things happen, more stupid things happen. Just me?
01-26-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,571
Posted By wsgts

I travel a bit for work, and as such was flying...

I travel a bit for work, and as such was flying around the country and commuting to the local office by bike. When I would come home from work travel, I would always get my miles in on the bike as...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,327
Posted By wsgts

Another idea for you is this...

Another idea for you is this (https://roadrunnerbags.us/collections/bike-packing-bags/products/middle-earth-jammer-handlebar-bag) "Jammer" bag from Road Runner Bags. I have the "Middle Earth" size,...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By wsgts

#jealous...

#jealous (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=jealous)
Forum: Commuting
11-09-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By wsgts

That is quite a rig you got there!

That is quite a rig you got there!
Forum: Commuting
11-01-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By wsgts

I'm a big dynamo hub fan, have you given that any...

I'm a big dynamo hub fan, have you given that any thought?

It more expensive than rechargeable lights, but I never really turn my lights off either (I have a light that has automatic...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By wsgts

I was there about a month ago but didn't notice...

I was there about a month ago but didn't notice anything in particular. Guess now I have to look!

T
10-16-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By wsgts

Not sure on the Bluetooth receiver, but super...

Not sure on the Bluetooth receiver, but super jealous of your velomobile!! :thumb:
Forum: Commuting
10-13-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,450
Posted By wsgts

Get well soon!

Get well soon!
Forum: Commuting
10-09-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,450
Posted By wsgts

One topic that isn't often talked about is: your...

One topic that isn't often talked about is: your optimal bike commute will not necessarily follow your optimal car commute.

Where I live there are very few dedicated bike trails separated from...
10-03-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,219
Posted By wsgts

Dynamo Light mounting (fork)

All,

I need some help to figure out how to mount this light to the fork. I have a very large handlebar bag that rests on top of the light, so I want to move it to the fork one side or the other....
Forum: Commuting
09-25-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By wsgts

I think with 15 years and that kind of wear, I...

I think with 15 years and that kind of wear, I would have to go back with Timbuk2.
09-22-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,703
Posted By wsgts

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1176/img_20190922_192503_1__05287fa1d7ce0de9778f8d3405a1e81b5e0d50b5.jpg

Fall is here in Florida, so darkness will come earlier.


I...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 244
 


 
Forum Jump

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

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.