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Forum: Commuting
09-01-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,806
Posted By IR Baboon

Best suggestion yet. If I needed a suit at work...

Best suggestion yet. If I needed a suit at work I'd get one.

(I'm also the kind of guy that never stands up when sitting behind a desk because of a lack of pants...j/k)
09-07-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By IR Baboon

You got it man. Think positive. Enjoy it!

You got it man. Think positive. Enjoy it!
07-30-15, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,265
Posted By IR Baboon

I second the Zoic shorts. I wear them daily.

I second the Zoic shorts. I wear them daily.
Forum: Commuting
12-31-14, 12:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By IR Baboon

I don't listen to anything recorded. I ride to...

I don't listen to anything recorded. I ride to my own personal soundtrack, usually the earworm of the day. The genre, and tempo are up to my whims and mood. Occasionally the local populace is...
04-27-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,182
Posted By IR Baboon

Yes, but that's for reasons totally unrelated to...

Yes, but that's for reasons totally unrelated to cycling...
Forum: Commuting
02-22-14, 10:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,628
Posted By IR Baboon

Just a thought, and like everything else posted...

Just a thought, and like everything else posted here this isn't for everyone. I really enjoy wearing a pair of Muck Jobbers (in the cold, snow, and rain) and riding with Power Grips year round. I...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,033
Posted By IR Baboon

What else would one tour on but the bike they've...

What else would one tour on but the bike they've got? My lovely spouse has a Townie and loves it. I used to live in Kalkaska, and I've spent many happy hours tooling about in all directions in LNM....
Forum: Commuting
01-13-14, 10:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,684
Posted By IR Baboon

Ha! Fartlek. Word of the day! I've always...

Ha! Fartlek. Word of the day! I've always wanted a shirt that said "I fartlek when I run." Cycle would be even more appropriate.

Hang in there OP. Like others have said it's totally doable. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 918
Posted By IR Baboon

When it's cooler out I "feel" slower. I don't...

When it's cooler out I "feel" slower. I don't have a cyclometer, but I look at my watch. Whether I feel like I'm hauling butt, or dragging it, pedaling effortlessly, or smashing the pedals, my...
Forum: Touring
07-21-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By IR Baboon

Thanks for the links. You're right, following the...

Thanks for the links. You're right, following the freeway sounds boring. I should clarify however, that my job is not going to let me take that much time off. 16 days is probably pushing things (...
Forum: Touring
07-21-13, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By IR Baboon

Route suggestions for ride to Redding from NW of Seattle

Greetings! I'm looking to take a tour from the Olympic peninsula to Redding, CA for a trip to the In-n-Out burger next summer (why not, right?). I'm just starting to scout out routes, but Google...
11-22-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By IR Baboon

This is probably not the answer you're looking...

This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but... You really don't need a bunch of fancy gear. Wear something comfortable. I prefer to ride in shorts (when it's above 0), but if you wear...
Forum: Commuting
11-11-12, 01:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,671
Posted By IR Baboon

I'll also plug the showers pass elite 2.0. ...

I'll also plug the showers pass elite 2.0. Living up in Kodiak, I'm in one of the few places that probably rains more than where you are, and the jacket does awesome overall. It'll keep the rain...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-12, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By IR Baboon

Water. If I put anything else in it, it's not a...

Water. If I put anything else in it, it's not a water bottle anymore.
08-12-12, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By IR Baboon

I've gotten pelted with some nasty rains in...

I've gotten pelted with some nasty rains in Alaska. The shiny has kinda come off some of the places where my shorts (yeah I like riding in shorts in the rain) rub against the saddle. I cover it when...
08-12-12, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By IR Baboon

Yep. Definitely worth watching to the end. Maybe...

Yep. Definitely worth watching to the end. Maybe I'm too old, but my kids ain't.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-12, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By IR Baboon

If you are confused, check with the sun. carry a...

If you are confused, check with the sun. carry a compass to help you along...
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,631
Posted By IR Baboon

Now see, it isn't pointless anymore, who doesn't...

Now see, it isn't pointless anymore, who doesn't like bubbles? Still awesome and impractical. I'd much rather spend my extra energy in a dynamo hub.
Forum: Commuting
08-06-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,532
Posted By IR Baboon

265745 Sorry, I know its not particularly...

265745 Sorry, I know its not particularly helpful. I just couldn't help it with the thread title.
08-05-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,338
Posted By IR Baboon

I carry a can of bear spray. It's for the bears,...

I carry a can of bear spray. It's for the bears, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it on a dog if he was actually attacking me. I've had pretty good luck with dogs overall though, they're usually just...
05-19-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,503
Posted By IR Baboon

I also had a Schwinn Stingray, mine was red. I...

I also had a Schwinn Stingray, mine was red. I won my first and only race in my division in 1980 on it. Then again, how many 4 year olds race in a town of 60 people? Hey, I was 4, I was on top of...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-12, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,609
Posted By IR Baboon

BigCircles: "Another vote for the Take A Look...

BigCircles: "Another vote for the Take A Look mirror... I've gotten so used to wearing some type of mirror on my helmet or glasses - I frequently find myself looking slightly to my left to see who is...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-11, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By IR Baboon

My first winter in Alaska (but definitely not my...

My first winter in Alaska (but definitely not my first northern winter riding), I've been in the dark since early September. Of course this summer I had almost no Darkness. The bears show up much...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,490
Posted By IR Baboon

I'm with Seattle Forrest- We've had some...

I'm with Seattle Forrest- We've had some ridiculously high temps this last week. It was up to 65F (18.33C) yesterday! Thank goodness it's back to our rainy 55F today. We could have had some...
07-11-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By IR Baboon

Not that it doesn't look like a good ride, but...

Not that it doesn't look like a good ride, but isn't a short longbike a regular bike?
07-02-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By IR Baboon

I'm so juvenile. I laughed so hard playing this...

I'm so juvenile. I laughed so hard playing this game.
05-05-11, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By IR Baboon

Wow, weird. I was just there last week on...

Wow, weird. I was just there last week on business. Trinity cycles seemed like a great shop, nice Konas with 3 speed igh for rent, and a real friendly shopkeep The near southside definitely has a...
Forum: Commuting
04-22-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By IR Baboon

I feel for ya man. Glad it's not too bad. I...

I feel for ya man. Glad it's not too bad. I haven't rode clipless in several years (power grips and wearing any shoe is appealing to me), but I've had the fall too (more than once), it's nice that...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-11, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,414
Posted By IR Baboon

My bike is just a tad too small for me, but I've...

My bike is just a tad too small for me, but I've been riding it for 11 years. A couple of things that I've tried- Put the seat all the way back on the rails put the seat post to the very edge of the...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By IR Baboon

Nope, I'm moving this summer. Not that I'm...

Nope, I'm moving this summer. Not that I'm stopping commuting/riding, I'm just changing things up.
04-20-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By IR Baboon

Funniest thing I've heard in a month!

Funniest thing I've heard in a month!
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,808
Posted By IR Baboon

You bet your saddle I'd stop in for a pint in a...

You bet your saddle I'd stop in for a pint in a place like that!
Forum: Commuting
04-15-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15,297
Views: 11,069,086
Posted By IR Baboon

My latest updates to the ride. Waterproof...

My latest updates to the ride. Waterproof Panniers, a Dynamo Hub, and 2.4W headlight/dynamo powered taillight. A little on the heavy side, but I feel invincible on this tank.
...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By IR Baboon

A little bit more freedom

Hey guys and gals. I feel a little silly posting this (a who cares post), but I read all of your posts almost nightly, and I feel like you're my cycle friends that I have a beer with at the end of...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-11, 06:05 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 29,159
Posted By IR Baboon

196062 A couple of years ago, early winter.

196062

A couple of years ago, early winter.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,783
Posted By IR Baboon

Agreed. I wish I had the brake posts for...

Agreed. I wish I had the brake posts for V-brakes on my favorite ride. I make due, but what a pain in the butt to change tires in the seasons.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By IR Baboon

Anything I carry that is beyond riding will...

Anything I carry that is beyond riding will prevent problems. Tube = no flats, wrench = no mechanical problems, etc. If I carried a professor on my bike I could prevent tests.
03-20-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By IR Baboon

I've done a good deal of travel with my folding...

I've done a good deal of travel with my folding bike TDY/TAD (depending on your service). I usually get charged an oversized baggage fee (26" wheels). They do let me take it though. I've never...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,412
Posted By IR Baboon

I've got a set on both of my rides, with bar end...

I've got a set on both of my rides, with bar end shifters on one of them. I love mine.
03-12-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 550
Posted By IR Baboon

Do we have a soul? ...

Do we have a soul?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3D1WS8-rDM
Forum: Commuting
01-22-11, 07:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By IR Baboon

OP- I've had my "old faithful" for ten years now,...

OP- I've had my "old faithful" for ten years now, and I'm pretty sure it's at least five years older than that. I did what you're planning to do with your ride. It was a "big box" rigid mountain...
01-17-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,779
Posted By IR Baboon

Converted mountain bike w/ slicks? I've got...

Converted mountain bike w/ slicks? I've got drops on mine and it is by far my most comfortable ride. Cro-mo and hi-ten non-suspension frames are all over the place for 50-75 bucks. A weekend or...
Forum: Commuting
01-13-11, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 24,591
Posted By IR Baboon

I do. Its not so bad after the first few weeks-...

I do. Its not so bad after the first few weeks- your body is still getting used to it. I ride 27mi one way 5 days (sometimes 6)
12-21-10, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By IR Baboon

Cotton kills- literally. Don't leave it at home...

Cotton kills- literally. Don't leave it at home with your family. If you do, make sure you have a wool watchdog around at least to protect them.
12-19-10, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 673
Posted By IR Baboon

Up here the few bike lanes that are around are...

Up here the few bike lanes that are around are covered (sounds like everyone's are). MUPs are for the most part unplowed. Once the powder gets about an inch below my 26" hub it's unrideable. To...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By IR Baboon

Well said in your blog sir. I'm less worried...

Well said in your blog sir. I'm less worried about the law, and more worried about my own self preservation. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 925
Posted By IR Baboon

Because it's the law? Because I don't trust the...

Because it's the law? Because I don't trust the car? Lack of broken bones and preservation of my bike are good enough reasons for me not to blow the stop sign, especially in front of an...
12-12-10, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By IR Baboon

I guess not. Fun!

I guess not. Fun!
12-11-10, 08:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,416
Posted By IR Baboon

Griddle, I'm a pilot by trade. I'm not afraid to...

Griddle, I'm a pilot by trade. I'm not afraid to fly, and its only as dangerous as you make it. I was more referring to embracing life and all it has to offer. Winter cycling is one of those...
12-10-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By IR Baboon

Kodiak, AK

Greetings,

I'll be moving up to Kodiak this next summer. I'm a 4 season commuter in Traverse City, MI and I was wondering if there are- 1) others like me in Kodiak on this forum, 2) any different...
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