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Forum: Commuting
09-11-08, 05:02 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Cold Ride this morning

Left the house at 6:25 and it was 38 deg F!

4.5 miles down the road at the plant, it was 43, granted that is on the lake as well.

Still cold. Wore my tights, longsleeve jersey and gloves! ...
Forum: Commuting
09-10-08, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Cold ride today, but I will take it. Only about...

Cold ride today, but I will take it. Only about 43 at the house, should be about 65 or less after work. 1st time wearing the new tights. Wife laughed at me. But I was warm, except for the...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 05:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,811
Posted By Javan

Had a similar thing happen last year. Not on a...

Had a similar thing happen last year. Not on a commute, just a 20 mile ride and a group of roadies came by me. I was at about 23 mph and they just walked past, and in about 3 minutes, they were out...
Forum: Commuting
08-28-08, 05:00 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Nice ride in today, but the real story was the...

Nice ride in today, but the real story was the ride home last night. Excellent!!! 75 deg, sunny, no wind, I flew! I made my best time home!
Forum: Commuting
08-27-08, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Cold again today! Thermometer on the deck read...

Cold again today! Thermometer on the deck read about 45. Hands were almost numb when I got to work. But the ride was very pleasant once the body warned up. Looks to be a beautiful sunny day!
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,250
Posted By Javan

I have a Thule Hitching Post that can carry 4...

I have a Thule Hitching Post that can carry 4 bikes, but have only carried 2 at one time. Works well and was discounted to under $100.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-08, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Cold ride here as well. Was about 45, 53 in the...

Cold ride here as well. Was about 45, 53 in the sun. Still, a nice ride. Felt like I flew in to work. Only part that was cold were the hands. May have to get the gloves out if this keeps up.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,762
Posted By Javan

I use a modifed comfort bike! Yes, it is a...

I use a modifed comfort bike!

Yes, it is a comfort bike, but has a road saddle, clipless pedals, and the riding position is adjusted such that it is similar to a road bike.
Forum: Commuting
08-14-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

1st rain ride

Not today, but yesterday's ride home. Thought I would miss the rain, but at 3:30 it was a downpour, at 4:30, it was a slight drizzle, but the roads were soked. Now I wish I had fenders on the bike....
08-01-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,671
Posted By Javan

I have flats and thought I wanted drops, but with...

I have flats and thought I wanted drops, but with some good bar ends, I find that I am put in a good aero position, with good visibility...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,205
Posted By Javan

Northern NY on the NY/VT,QC border, riding from...

Northern NY on the NY/VT,QC border, riding from Champlain to Rouses Point, NY
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Nice ride for the first 2 minutes, until I fell. ...

Nice ride for the first 2 minutes, until I fell. After that it was good. Nice temp, no sun, which kept the squinting at a minimum.
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Javan

Additionally

Do not be quick to toss out the idea of lower cost bikes.

I know that certain brands and store are frowned up here, but I will share some xperience. I wanted to get back into riding a few years...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By Javan

2nd the opinion of going to a good LBS. This is...

2nd the opinion of going to a good LBS. This is good for so many reasons.
-They can match the bike to your style
-they can size you up for a good fit
-they can help direct you on the accessories...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Javan

I have a short commute (15 minutes), so I put...

I have a short commute (15 minutes), so I put coffee in the water bottle for when I get to the office. When I fell, a bit of coffee dribbled out the top onto my ankle. Took me awhile to figure out....
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By Javan

My first fall!

After 4 years of riding, I finally took the "holly crap, I can not get unclipped!" fall.

I was approaching a highway that I commute on (they call it a hwy due to the 55 mph), even though it is...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By Javan

Excellent!!! 13 miles? I wish my commute...

Excellent!!!

13 miles? I wish my commute was that long!
Forum: Commuting
07-31-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Javan

Routing Question

Have you ever been in a situation where you are on your daily ride, and come up to a turn you have to make and see a ton of oncoming traffic (you do not have a stop), and rather than stop and wait...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Javan

What a great morning Ride

It was great. Not too hot, nor cold. low traffic, peaceful!

Also marked the start of my "bike to work in shorts" phase, as the afternoons are getting hotter and hotter.
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Ride home last night was tough. Headwind, Hot,...

Ride home last night was tough. Headwind, Hot, Humid. Just bad!!!

Ride to work this AM was nicer! Cool, almost no wind, pleasant!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,150
Posted By Javan

I have the Topeak Trunk and love it. When I...

I have the Topeak Trunk and love it. When I bring a change of clothes, or need to bring home work or mail, it works out great!!! Best investment I have made for the bike!!!
Forum: Commuting
07-16-08, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,353
Posted By Javan

Currently looking like an aggressive gentleman...

Currently looking like an aggressive gentleman Biker since I ride to work with my work clothes on (kakis and dress shirt), but I do have a Topeak Trunk that I use once in awhile, but asside from...
07-14-08, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Javan

Wheel hop after tire change

I changed tires last night on my GT commuter bike. I changed sizes as well, went from 1.5" to 1.25 x26" city slicks. Now I notice a distinct wheel hop on the rear wheel. Can this really happen...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Javan

My commute is short, maybe 4.3 miles or so. One...

My commute is short, maybe 4.3 miles or so. One short climb, then a long gradual downhill to the site. Usually I ride in around 6 or 6:30, which at this time of year has a temp of 55-60. Afternoon...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Javan

"...now--to the point that I think I'm more...

"...now--to the point that I think I'm more depressed and grumpy than I used to be on the days I can't use the bike. It's like withdrawal."

Yes!!! I feel that as well!
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 05:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,454
Posted By Javan

I use the Topeak Trunk, that slides and snaps...

I use the Topeak Trunk, that slides and snaps into place on it's rack. It has the expandable panniers as well. For the laptop, I just carry that in a small padded back pack, but then again, my...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 794
Posted By Javan

I really love commuting on the bike

when I can get out of the house early, before the street really comes alive, get on the road before the masses start their daily trek, when the day is just waking up, with the birds chirping, the sun...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 440
Posted By Javan

Days that have nice weather!

Days that have nice weather!
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,029
Posted By Javan

I have two comfort bikes (GT & Diamondback) that...

I have two comfort bikes (GT & Diamondback) that I bought for less than $200 each. They were both the cheap way of re-introducing myself into the biking life. Someday I intend to get a road bike,...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 09:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,697
Posted By Javan

4.3 miles, about 15 minutes

4.3 miles, about 15 minutes
Forum: Commuting
06-20-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Javan

Congrats as well! I have to admit that I...

Congrats as well!

I have to admit that I admire you for trying to commute in that city! It's bad enough driving in it.
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Javan

My first few commutes were like that, but it got...

My first few commutes were like that, but it got much better. I am just waiting for the nicer weather!!! (nope, I do not ride in the rain!)
06-19-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By Javan

Comfort Bike mod question

I have two comfort bikes that I use for general commuting.
#1 Diamondback Wildwood Citi
#2 GT Timerberline

Both habe pros/cons, etc. I was curious as to the ability of changing the semi-flat...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,633
Posted By Javan

Construction Manager for a consulting company,...

Construction Manager for a consulting company, working on-site at a Pharmaceutical company.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 862
Posted By Javan

I find that I can not get out of "make the best...

I find that I can not get out of "make the best time that I can" mode and get into "ride slow enough to not sweat up a storm" mode

I am always riding as fast as possible in the morning. I think...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,160
Posted By Javan

17.4 mph, I have one hill that hurts me (and...

17.4 mph, I have one hill that hurts me (and helps me)
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,966
Posted By Javan

Where I live, the range is $4.14 in Vermont, to...

Where I live, the range is $4.14 in Vermont, to about $4.35 around the corner from my house. You can guess where I fill up!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 01:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 921
Posted By Javan

I would certainly get the narrow tires and some...

I would certainly get the narrow tires and some slicks. Then jack that pressure up to around 60 psi.

When I first started commuting, I was using the original 2" tires with an all season tread and...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:37 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,497
Posted By Javan

Had a great ride to work today. It was very nice...

Had a great ride to work today. It was very nice out in regards to temp and humidity. Oh and very light wind as well. Hopefully the afternoon will be as nice!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 970
Posted By Javan

My girl moved my storage place for my water...

My girl moved my storage place for my water bottles the other night, so todays ride in was waterless. no probs. The ride home will be tougher, but at 15 minutes, I shoud live through it!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 714
Posted By Javan

I'm a wimp!

I tend to watch accuweather.com daily. If see a chance of major rain during my ride time, I do not ride. If I see high winds...I do not ride. Granted for me the commute is 4+ miles one way, so it...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 11:36 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,941
Posted By Javan

I'm driving a 2005 Subaru Forester that can get...

I'm driving a 2005 Subaru Forester that can get 30mpg if I baby it, and I still cry when I have to drive it! $50 to fill this thing up!
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By Javan

Even after a 2 year hiatus, my first commute back...

Even after a 2 year hiatus, my first commute back (4+ miles) was tiring and took 25 minutes!

I wear work clothes, but as the temps climb, they will be shed for sure.
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 11:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By Javan

I started to commute about 3 years ago. The...

I started to commute about 3 years ago. The commute was 10+ miles one way and some it along the lake. Such a beautiful ride. As one person said the commute was broken up by 8 crappy hours of work,...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 11:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,858
Posted By Javan

I did the Shimano 052 (or whatever they are, long...

I did the Shimano 052 (or whatever they are, long time ago) mountain shoe and the pedals were from Performance. THey were the campus pedals (one side regular stomp, one side clipless). I loved them...
06-11-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,096
Posted By Javan

27 Miles

I did a 27 mile ride on some streets/roads and the Cuyahoga Tow Path. It was great and I had no pain. I change the geo a little since then. I have lowered the handlebars and readusted the seat a...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,847
Posted By Javan

Back when I Had 20+ mile round trip, I would wear...

Back when I Had 20+ mile round trip, I would wear baggy bike shorts and a t-shirt, carry a rack pack with a change of clothes. Now that the round trip is 8+ miles, I just wear the normal work...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Javan

Sweat?

How badly did you sweat with your first commute?
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,554
Posted By Javan

I would go used on a decent road bike. Or spend...

I would go used on a decent road bike. Or spend a little more on a comfort bike and slightly modify it. I have two "comfort" bikes that I ride and both were about $200, but they have both held up...
Forum: Commuting
04-23-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,017
Posted By Javan

Saw 3.85 / gal yesterday

Live in Northern NY, and the prices vary from 3.65 up to 3.85. It's funny, one of my jobs has me driving about 25 miles to a clients site for a few days a week, then back to another site for the...
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