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Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By BobbyG

I work down by Quail Lake and my first week here...

I work down by Quail Lake and my first week here in 1992 I literally ate lunch at the park facing the mountains.
This is the view of Quail Lake a half-block from my office....
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know how long ago you were here, but...

I don't know how long ago you were here, but there have been plenty of changes over my 27 years here, (and even more over my wife's 56 years here). Some things have changed for the better, some for...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By BobbyG

Again, Bike Turns Errand Into Adventure...

...and the good kind of adventure!

It was time for routine maintenance on the car. So yesterday, I dressed in my commute kit, put the bike in the back of the SUV, and drove to the dealership...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By BobbyG

Why is it that every discussion on BF devolves...

Why is it that every discussion on BF devolves into a discussion of watts?


(just kidding)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,387
Posted By BobbyG

I have rain gear and I will commute in the rain,...

I have rain gear and I will commute in the rain, and put on all my lights and helmet lights. But if the sky really opens up and I think most car's wipers can't keep up with the rain, I won't ride,...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By BobbyG

+1

+1
06-17-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By BobbyG

I still like Weather Underground, perhaps I'm...

I still like Weather Underground, perhaps I'm used to it. It shows percentage chance of rain next to amount expected. A 60% chance of .0" or even 0" is no cause for alarm.
The radar seems...
06-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 993
Posted By BobbyG

"My grandmother started walking five miles a day...

"My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is."
-Ellen DeGeneres
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By BobbyG

Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Commuting
06-17-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By BobbyG

Quick-drying, high-wicking t-shirt, sun sleeves...

Quick-drying, high-wicking t-shirt, sun sleeves and a neck-gaiter.

I started riding with these a couple of years ago and when kept wet, they really keep me cool up to 100F, which is as hot as it...
06-17-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,621
Posted By BobbyG

This is why I ride with a take-a-look mirror, a...

This is why I ride with a take-a-look mirror, a helmet-cam and an Airzound airhorn. Glad you're okay.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, if pizza were a regular thing, that's what...

Yes, if pizza were a regular thing, that's what I'd do.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, pipe insulation. I developed "crampy hands"...

Yes, pipe insulation. I developed "crampy hands" in my 40s. I was going to just use the red and white striped reflector tape like I used on my older bikes, but when I went to home depot that day...
06-15-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By BobbyG

I began developing "crampy hands" oin my 40s. My...

I began developing "crampy hands" oin my 40s. My road bikes have drop bars allow for more hand positions, and in my case changing hand positions helps. My MTB Utility BIke has straight bars with...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By BobbyG

Good going!

Good going!
06-14-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By BobbyG

I thinks "depends" is more of a concern for the...

I thinks "depends" is more of a concern for the 65+ crowd. ;) (No offense, I've got plenty of age-related concessions I've already made and I'm not quite 60 yet.)
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By BobbyG

My utility commuter has Wald folding baskets, but...

My utility commuter has Wald folding baskets, but neither my current commuter bag, nor the pizza box would fit in them.
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 935
Posted By BobbyG

Pizza "Delivery"...

The pizza my wife and I ordered at a restaurant last night was ENORMOUS. We had three pieces left which filled a medium pizza box. So I took the leftovers to work for lunch. I was wondering what...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 861
Posted By BobbyG

What's the plan for the commute back?

What's the plan for the commute back?
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By BobbyG

https://10and5.com/2017/10/13/riding-through-jobur...

https://10and5.com/2017/10/13/riding-through-joburg-watch-the-exclusive-premiere-of-cycling-film-pls-do-not-count-this/

The cyclists' name is Wandile Msomi.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By BobbyG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtAgvrcOHs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCtAgvrcOHs
Forum: Commuting
06-11-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,785
Posted By BobbyG

My 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB has a triple with an...

My 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB has a triple with an extra large ring for high-gear cruising, and a small, low ring for the steep hills of Colorado Springs. It is an enormous ratio spread.

With my bar...
06-11-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,362
Posted By BobbyG

Some local bike shops sell reconditioned used...

Some local bike shops sell reconditioned used bikes.
06-10-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By BobbyG

Umm...congratulations? I just mounted new...

Umm...congratulations?

I just mounted new tires last thursday at lunch and had no problems. I was sure the ease of installation would be inversely proportional to the chances of getting a pinch...
06-10-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,019
Posted By BobbyG

I hadn't seen this racist screed when I responded...

I hadn't seen this racist screed when I responded to the question. If I had I would have not responded. I am deleting my response.

It looks like the offensive entry has been deleted. Just a...
06-08-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By BobbyG

+1 on showing pics of use. +1 on "ugly but they...

+1 on showing pics of use.
+1 on "ugly but they work".
06-08-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By BobbyG

At lunchtime Thursday I saw a nice cafe-style...

At lunchtime Thursday I saw a nice cafe-style motorcycle on its side in a parking lot. A closer inspection showed the kickstand was down, plus a kickstand-sized hole in the soft, gooey patch of a...
06-08-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By BobbyG

Forte Metro Tires ordered from Performance came...

Forte Metro Tires ordered from Performance came to the office Thursday. Mounted them and rode home. Tires came in plastic bag, no box, but were in perfect shape.
06-07-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,075
Posted By BobbyG

Mea Culpa. I have begun my penance... ...

Mea Culpa.

I have begun my penance...
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06-07-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By BobbyG

peterws I feel your pain... Here are the...

peterws I feel your pain...

Here are the bars on my "big" bike......
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,884
Posted By BobbyG

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!

You can do this rumrunner6! Keep us posted!
06-07-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By BobbyG

The driver was 27 years old, which is still...

The driver was 27 years old, which is still relatively young Getting caught and standing trial and being penalized has hopefully taught him a lesson and will change certain behavioral traits that...
06-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,075
Posted By BobbyG

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/246x344/11464108179486_404021eec124a1376167a7f6161895728603d89d.png
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By BobbyG

I keep a small, thin bungee cord hooked in the...

I keep a small, thin bungee cord hooked in the basket, so when they're folded the bungee is between the inner and outer wall. It keeps the basket walls taut, and mostly rattle-free except in extreme...
Forum: Commuting
06-07-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,447
Posted By BobbyG

Wald Folding Baskets ...

Wald Folding Baskets
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06-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By BobbyG

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it...

Nice! (It's really a hybrid, but if it identifies as a road bike I'm okay with that.)
06-05-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By BobbyG

I bought a pair of Forte Metro ST 700x35 tires on...

I bought a pair of Forte Metro ST 700x35 tires on Sunday. Got an email confirmation, and a subsequent confirmation that they shipped. The clickable tracking number in the email takes me to UPS and...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By BobbyG

Don't "smack" their car....honk!...

Don't "smack" their car....honk!...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,650
Posted By BobbyG

It certainly is different that cycling in most US...

It certainly is different that cycling in most US cities for so many reasons.
06-03-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,800
Posted By BobbyG

I'm not sure what that specific testing method in...

I'm not sure what that specific testing method in the video emulates. Perhaps clipping into a bicycle that was hanging upside down from hooks above a car in a garage, and then falling head first...
06-02-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By BobbyG

Tire Search Leads to New Helmet...

I commute and was happy with the 700x35 Forte Metros from Performance Cycling. They're supple, inexpensive and durable. But they still wear out over time. Since Performance closed their physical...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By BobbyG

I don't know about cutting your commute time by...

I don't know about cutting your commute time by 20 minutes, so don't get discouraged if that doesn't happen entirely. In fact, I've been bike commuting for 27 years and my average speed has dropped...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,006
Posted By BobbyG

Me too, except no music, just talk.

Me too, except no music, just talk.
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,047
Posted By BobbyG

Train, Rain, Delays and a Flat...

...but yesterday's commute was still better than driving!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVm-No2zsf0
Forum: Commuting
05-31-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,441
Posted By BobbyG

Yes, but buying a round of alcohol for co-workers...

Yes, but buying a round of alcohol for co-workers repeatedly (especially in high concentrations) will raise their tolerance for any occasional funk.
05-31-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,346
Posted By BobbyG

+1 pockets. I wear black golf pants with pockets...

+1 pockets. I wear black golf pants with pockets and a gel seat on two of my three bikes. I commute 9 miles each way 3-4 days a week with a 20-40 mile weekend ride, and a 50-60 mile ride a couple...
05-31-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,828
Posted By BobbyG

It was raining on yesterday's ride home, and...

It was raining on yesterday's ride home, and dinner was waiting, so when I got my first flat in over a year, I just replaced the tube. Seventeen minutes.

BTW, I know I sing the praises of tire...
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By BobbyG

https://cerddorion.org/audio/ Very cool, Tom!

https://cerddorion.org/audio/

Very cool, Tom!
05-30-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,920
Posted By BobbyG

Or you could let some one carry your cheese while...

Or you could let some one carry your cheese while they follow you in a car. Then you'd have...SAG Paneer!
Forum: Commuting
05-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By BobbyG

Arlington, VA?

Arlington, VA?
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