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Forum: Commuting
03-06-09, 01:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,278
Posted By dalmore

I have or have had Candy's Smartys, Mallets and...

I have or have had Candy's Smartys, Mallets and Quattros and I wouldn't want to ride on the Eggbeaters mini platforms in regular shoes. The eggbeater springs extend above the platform. So really your...
03-06-09, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By dalmore

If you can move the shifter all the way to the...

If you can move the shifter all the way to the extreme where it pulls the most cable - biggest cog on the rear. Then pull the lever like you are applying the brakes. You will then be able to see the...
02-18-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,808
Posted By dalmore

As long as you currently have a 53or 52/39...

As long as you currently have a 53or 52/39 double, you have no worries, just get a double that works with the bottom bracket you want. Any 53 or 52/39 double crank would work fine with your ten speed...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,007
Posted By dalmore

My overridding thought was - heaven help him with...

My overridding thought was - heaven help him with the crosswinds!!
Forum: Commuting
01-23-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

I was rushing home yesterday to make a scheduled...

I was rushing home yesterday to make a scheduled conference call. As I hit the flat 6 mile home stretch, I saw a biker in red about a half-mile ahead. I said"Great, a target to keep my pace up!" I...
01-22-09, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By dalmore

Just a cautionary note that some believe fork...

Just a cautionary note that some believe fork alignment to be a cause of speed wobble. So you might want to err on the side of caution and avoid any high-speed downhills until you're sure it's...
Forum: Commuting
12-09-08, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

No foot down!!! :beer: 18.75 miles, 15...

No foot down!!! :beer:

18.75 miles, 15 traffic lights, 4 major intersections, three left turns across traffic and no stops today!!

:dancin:
12-06-08, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By dalmore

Seems a little silly to have to think about, and...

Seems a little silly to have to think about, and practice, how to drink at age 44! What a hoot! I've started paying attention to the way I drink. It's kind of hard to do it the no-thought way when...
12-05-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By dalmore

breathing and drinking

I get winded when I take a drink while riding. I think it's the interruption in my breathing to swallow that causes it. It's a pretty quick onset and can take me a minute or three to recover. I'm not...
12-05-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,267
Posted By dalmore

A suggestion from left field if nothing else...

A suggestion from left field if nothing else helps you - I get gassy if I wear something too constrictive. If you get gassy some rides and not others, consider tracking what you wear as well as what...
Forum: Commuting
11-19-08, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By dalmore

:cheers:

:cheers:
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,827
Posted By dalmore

I used to put my cloths to the smell test too...

I used to put my cloths to the smell test too until that one day when my shorts flunked the test. :twitchy: I now assume my bike cloths stink if I have any doubts.

On a serious note, merino wool...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,272
Posted By dalmore

For my disclaimer - I ride in the Southern US...

For my disclaimer - I ride in the Southern US (Atlanta) so I have no idea what -5 C feels like. ;-) However, my extremities are never warm regardless of coverage on them unless my body core is warm....
Forum: Commuting
11-11-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By dalmore

glad you're ok. Wish I could help you with...

glad you're ok.

Wish I could help you with your questions. I'm sure someone will pipe up with advice though.
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By dalmore

It might take a brief adjustment period kind of...

It might take a brief adjustment period kind of like bifocals or multifocal lenses but I'm loving it!

I recall a couple of days of nearly spilling my coffee everytime I looked through the...
Forum: Commuting
10-22-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By dalmore

Some helmets have little rubber bands on the...

Some helmets have little rubber bands on the straps that you are supposed to push tight up against the buckle to keep the straps in place. if you don't push that rubber band into the buckle after...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

Wore a new jersey that was much less warm than I...

Wore a new jersey that was much less warm than I had planned. Made it a mile and decide to turn around a get a jacket!

Saw two yearling deer up close and personal on the way home yesterday. I...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-08, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,226
Posted By dalmore

After revisiting this issue, I have decided to...

After revisiting this issue, I have decided to stop rotating my tires. It doesn't seem worth it to risk a front blow out at speed to me.
Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,226
Posted By dalmore

I generally follow Sheldon's advice. But I rotate...

I generally follow Sheldon's advice. But I rotate my tires. I have found that my rear tire gets to the point of having more flats long before it gets to the point of losing traction. Since I have...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By dalmore

+1 - only for me it was fractured greater...

+1 - only for me it was fractured greater tuberosity (knob like projection at the top of the arm bone.)

Hopefully you're not facing a fracture!!

MUPs are the worse for that kinda thing. I've...
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 06:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,032
Posted By dalmore

I have a localized reaction to insect stings and...

I have a localized reaction to insect stings and bites. I swell up like a balloon very rapidly but it's not a life threatening thing. Got stung on the forehead just under the helmet once. Knowing I...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 05:50 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

Met a roadie on the MUP yesterday afternoon and...

Met a roadie on the MUP yesterday afternoon and was promptly dropped like a summer fling when school started. :eek:
Forum: Commuting
10-10-08, 05:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,487
Posted By dalmore

I find it amazing how fast the PT's can isolate...

I find it amazing how fast the PT's can isolate and infuriate a muscle group! Hope your experience with PT turns out as good as all mine have over the years.
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,658
Posted By dalmore

I bow before you! Awesome!!

I bow before you! Awesome!!
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,896
Posted By dalmore

I certainly would understand why the OP didn't...

I certainly would understand why the OP didn't put himself in that situation. However, very few of the roads I ride or drive on are laid out with narrow lanes and sharp 90-degree curbs like that. If...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,477
Posted By dalmore

I'm not. I'm stopping. My concern is that the guy...

I'm not. I'm stopping. My concern is that the guy behind me may not plan on stopping though. And I don't have brake lights. Or that some one will change lanes into my lane to try to shoot the light...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,477
Posted By dalmore

Normally I take my place in line. But I do filter...

Normally I take my place in line. But I do filter at really long lights with long lines when I'm not sure I'll make it through on 1 cycle. The last few cars tend to run the light as it changes often...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

quite wet in the rain today. And why yes...

quite wet in the rain today.

And why yes those are biking shoes on my feet in the office today ... ;)
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 06:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,761
Posted By dalmore

I love it too I get a feeling of conquering the...

I love it too I get a feeling of conquering the elements I guess. :roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
10-09-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 808
Posted By dalmore

Heal well! And glad it wasn't worse.

Heal well! And glad it wasn't worse.
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,896
Posted By dalmore

Ok, I'll get flamed for this but why didn't you...

Ok, I'll get flamed for this but why didn't you move over to let him turn right? Seems like the decent thing to do and wouldn't have inconvenienced you at all. Just saying ...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-08, 06:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 685
Posted By dalmore

I agree with all who say something is wrong....

I agree with all who say something is wrong. might be any of the things listed above but one thing i didn't see was possible bad installation of the tube. Make sure you are not pinching the tube with...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By dalmore

Awesome! I started with about 3 years ago with a...

Awesome! I started with about 3 years ago with a mixed mode commute. I biked to the bus stop about 4.5 miles from home and bused it to the office. I remember the first time I pulled up to that...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By dalmore

I bow before you.

I bow before you.
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

felt really strong today, the hills all seemed...

felt really strong today, the hills all seemed flatter and shorter. the wind was non-existant. caught most of the lights green. I made lousy time. go figure. :wtf:
Forum: Commuting
10-07-08, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 403
Posted By dalmore

thanks, I'll have to give it a try.

thanks, I'll have to give it a try.
Forum: Commuting
10-06-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 15,454
Posted By dalmore

I hate it for you, kokomo61. My experience...

I hate it for you, kokomo61.

My experience with injury recovery mirrors yours somewhat. Lots and lots of frustration with it seemingly never gettting better. But then one day I can do an exercise...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By dalmore

I have to ditch the glasses in the rain. Beading...

I have to ditch the glasses in the rain. Beading on the glasses hampers my vision too much.

When it's raining and dark, I generally don't ride the bike any more than I have to. So it's to the bus...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-08, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

In the afternoons, I have a left turn leading to...

In the afternoons, I have a left turn leading to a mild downhill with two left turn lanes. 8 times out of 10 I end up at the first person in the right most left turn lane waiting for the light to...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,546
Posted By dalmore

first point i want to make is i think what you...

first point i want to make is i think what you did is unsafe. i would not go to the left and turn right in front of a car. yea, she was signalling a right turn but i'm sure you've seen someone signal...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

If all else fails, you'll probably be much...

If all else fails, you'll probably be much happier with that fleece if you put it on with the zipper in the back. I'd bet most of the wind is coming in through the zipper. use ribbon or string to...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,197
Posted By dalmore

couple of years back, one of the British cooking...

couple of years back, one of the British cooking shows did a bit on cooking in the dishwasher. Wrapped everything in foil and claimed it was good way to cook with moist heat ...
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 06:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By dalmore

I toss mine in the wash with my bike cloths. Just...

I toss mine in the wash with my bike cloths. Just make sure to close the velcro straps,tabs,whatever-you-call-ems.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-08, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

50 degree F - little chilly this morning. ...

50 degree F - little chilly this morning.

Another rabbit ran into my spokes today. Back spokes this time. :(
Forum: Commuting
10-01-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

Saw lots of road kill on the way home yesterday....

Saw lots of road kill on the way home yesterday. three snakes and 2 not yet road kill - I'm thinking the temperature dropping is making them seek the warmth of the blacktop. a 1-week-old and very...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-08, 06:37 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,606
Posted By dalmore

Caged it this morning with bike in tow for the...

Caged it this morning with bike in tow for the commute home. Met a fellow commuter in the Locker room a the Y. He does a similar 19 mile distance to what I do but he starts out north and heads south...
Forum: Commuting
09-30-08, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By dalmore

cool. :beer: how do manage the logistics of...

cool. :beer:

how do manage the logistics of running sometimes and biking sometimes?
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,081
Posted By dalmore

I'm drooling!! BTW - how do you like the el...

I'm drooling!!

BTW - how do you like the el Diente? I ride a Dean Animas CTI mostly.
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By dalmore

I feel your pain. I was once stopped at a...

I feel your pain.

I was once stopped at a traffic light and heard a pop - similar to a champagne cork. Then something landed next to my foot. I thought "That looks like a valve stem, weird." The...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,953
Posted By dalmore

I think that article was wrong. At least half the...

I think that article was wrong. At least half the stations near me have been gasless for three weeks now. That's not a case of panic fillups there. All the panic topoffs would do is shift demand...
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