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Forum: Commuting
01-01-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,476
Posted By Bluish Green

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
dshue5 (MN)...
10-12-15, 11:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,573
Posted By Bluish Green

It's been 3 years now since I gave my car away to...

It's been 3 years now since I gave my car away to charity and committed to full-time bicycle commuting (my wife has a car, so we are car-light). My weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood...
Forum: Commuting
10-12-15, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,476
Posted By Bluish Green

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 7,091.6 (9,511.1 total) [163/163]
scroca (MT) _______________________ 6,933.27
gregf83 (BC) ______________________ 5,776.0 [142/170] (7,656.0 total)
dschue5...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-15, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3...

augustgarage (CA)__________________ 8357.3 (10848.8 total) [218/218]
f1xedgear(NC)______________________ 8119 [197] done
borosen____________________________ 7864 (11764) [198/221] done
sandieganLA...
10-04-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bluish Green

Yes, I have studded Nokian A10's, and I ride in...

Yes, I have studded Nokian A10's, and I ride in the winter most days. I will say though, that I keep a few vacation days saved up for winter and will use them occasionally to stay home and avoid the...
10-04-14, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bluish Green

At first, I cut out all fast food and all sweets....

At first, I cut out all fast food and all sweets. Over time, the sweets have sorta partially returned... haha. But I still eat zero fast food. Zero French fries, etc. If I am on the road for...
Forum: Commuting
10-04-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen____________________________ 6680 (10566)...

borosen____________________________ 6680 (10566) [168/172]
augustgarage (CA)__________________ 6154.9 (8130.3 total) [162/162]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 6085 [148]
gregf83...
10-01-14, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Bluish Green

Two years ago, I gave my car away to charity

Hi all, it's my 2 year anniversary of going "car light," so I thought I would post a short note and also thank this Forum for helping me get where I am today.

Two years ago today, I donated my car...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen____________________________ 5225 (7587)...

borosen____________________________ 5225 (7587) [131/133]
augustgarage(CA)___________________ 4872.1 (6689.8 total) [128/128]
f1xedgear(NC)______________________ 4756 [116]
...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,745
Posted By Bluish Green

I use a Take-A-Look mirror clipped on to my clear...

I use a Take-A-Look mirror clipped on to my clear safety glasses. I love it.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-14, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen______________________________ 3321 (4526)...

borosen______________________________ 3321 (4526) [81/83]
gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 2816 (3410) [70/85]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 2633.7 (3753 total) [70/70]
f1xedgear...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49] ...

f1xedgear (NC)_____________________ 1985 [49]
borosen____________________________ 1834 (1906) [45/47]
gregf83 (BC)_______________________ 1436 (1811) [36/47]
augustgarage (CA)__________________...
Forum: Commuting
03-07-14, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen______________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen______________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)_______________________ 1296 [32]
augustgarage (CA)____________________ 1267.3 (1815.2 total) [33/33]
gregf83...
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482)...

borosen_____________________________ 1410 (1482) [35/37]
f1xedgear (NC)______________________ 1296 [32]
gregf83 (BC)_________________________ 979 (1301 total)
buzzbee...
Forum: Commuting
02-28-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

Good commute in to work this morning, but my legs...

Good commute in to work this morning, but my legs are shot. 5 out of 5 this week! My first polar 5-for-5 on studded tires.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

That is awesome, good job! I'm home sick but...

That is awesome, good job!

I'm home sick but probably couldn't have rode today anyway - we got dumped on with snow last night, and my city is short on salt and not doing well clearing snow lately....
Forum: Commuting
01-30-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574)...

borosen_____________________________ 516 (574) [13/14]
aaronmcd____________________________ 410
buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
...
01-30-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By Bluish Green

Prius's are cool. Every little bit of energy...

Prius's are cool.

Every little bit of energy use reduction is important. It all counts.

A coworker of mine recently traded in a full-size extended-cab pickup truck for a mid-size sedan. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-14, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

A beautiful ride this morning. 6F with clear...

A beautiful ride this morning. 6F with clear bright sky, dry pavement, and light winds. I'll take a day like this any time.
Forum: Commuting
01-28-14, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

-4F this morning, but light winds. Made for a...

-4F this morning, but light winds. Made for a pretty nice ride. The only bad thing was the terrible Cheese Rock song I had stuck in my head the whole ride. I'll spare you the title to avoid...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

Oh sweet, sweet Asphalt, how I have missed you! ...

Oh sweet, sweet Asphalt, how I have missed you!
Your oxidized crumbly surface with delicate cracks and delightful potholes.
And my old friend Concrete, my love rekindled.
How I have missed your...
01-25-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,958
Posted By Bluish Green

Studded tires are an almost certain must-have if...

Studded tires are an almost certain must-have if you are likely to be crossing any ice.

I have 7-speed IGH's on both of my bikes, and they sure are nice when the slop is flying. My commute is not...
01-25-14, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,859
Posted By Bluish Green

Congratulations on the weight loss, you rock! ...

Congratulations on the weight loss, you rock! Bike looks cool, too.

Bicycle shorts will help quite a bit. Keep after the fit adjustments, too, until you find a sweet spot.

You sound like...
01-23-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
Posted By Bluish Green

Be extra, extra careful when it is a thin layer...

Be extra, extra careful when it is a thin layer of snow over ice. That's what caused my one ice wipeout this year. I was riding on studded tires, but apparently there was just enough snow thickness...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

buzzbee ____________________________ 394 ...

buzzbee ____________________________ 394
gregf83 (BC)________________________ 364 (582 total)
borosen_____________________________ 325 (383) [8/9]
Tarwheel____________________________ 251...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bluish Green

It happens. If you log enough miles,...

It happens. If you log enough miles, occasionally you'll encounter the illogical profanity yeller.

If you like your route and everything else is going fine, disregard the jerk and keep pedaling. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

I had to be at work early today, so I was already...

I had to be at work early today, so I was already planning on being on the streets at 6 am. Glad I was that early, before car traffic picks up on my routes.

1 inch of new snow over frozen rain...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

buzzbee __________________________ 394 ...

buzzbee __________________________ 394
Tarwheel__________________________ 251 (401 total)
SnakeHips_________________________ 232 (232 total)
gregf83 (BC)________________________202 (327 total)...
01-13-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Bluish Green

Great job!! I have found bicycle commuting...

Great job!!

I have found bicycle commuting to be a great way to get guaranteed miles. Plus I really love doing it, for a number of reasons.

On the fitness side, bicycle commuting has gotten me...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,645
Posted By Bluish Green

I have a Dynamic, a 2012 Runabout 7. I've posted...

I have a Dynamic, a 2012 Runabout 7. I've posted a pretty detailed review of it here on BF before.

It's been a pretty good bike for me. I am a full-time bicycle commuter, and commuting is at...
01-10-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Bluish Green

I am in your same age range, I'm also 6' tall,...

I am in your same age range, I'm also 6' tall, and I went from 305 to 245 pounds through bicycling and substituting some better foods for junk foods. It can be done, and you can do it. The...
01-08-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,237
Posted By Bluish Green

I started bicycle commuting in 2012. I lost 60...

I started bicycle commuting in 2012. I lost 60 pounds (from 305 to 245) and controlled my cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar through bicycle commuting and eating a little healthier (I...
Forum: Commuting
01-08-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

Do you have a link for the plasti-dip product? I...

Do you have a link for the plasti-dip product? I have an old pair of leather shoes I might give that a try on.

I am going to hang a big ol' goose egg for this week. I am doing telework and...
Forum: Commuting
01-06-14, 05:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,639
Posted By Bluish Green

I have used the Visorgogs with good success. On...

I have used the Visorgogs with good success. On Friday, I rode when it was -4 F. At that temp, I had to be careful how I was exhaling, because they would start to fog if I didn't watch it. You get...
01-05-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,126
Posted By Bluish Green

This LCF forum is most useful to me when we...

This LCF forum is most useful to me when we discuss and share ideas on how to live more car-free. I have found enough useful information and good exchange of ideas to keep coming back.

Having...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By Bluish Green

I haven't made that particular left turn movement...

I haven't made that particular left turn movement myself. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly.

The motorist sounds like some combination of...
01-04-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,061
Posted By Bluish Green

I'm in a similar climate as Indy. Smaller city,...

I'm in a similar climate as Indy. Smaller city, though (Springfield is 115k).

I have two short segments of bike path that I ride that are adjacent to streets on my route anyway, so when weather...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-14, 10:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bluish Green

Change of status for me. I'm out for the record...

Change of status for me. I'm out for the record lows coming on Monday.

At my office, we were asked to take work home and prepare to telework from home on Monday. With what is coming (at least...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-14, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

cvskates (BC)______________________44 ...

cvskates (BC)______________________44
tdsherman325 (TX)__________________43 (43) [2/2]
f1xedgear (NC)_____________________40.5 [1]
Bluish Green (IL)__________________27
Matariki...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,796
Views: 77,810
Posted By Bluish Green

I'd recommend posting your actual mileage. It...

I'd recommend posting your actual mileage. It can vary sometimes due to a variety of reasons. Sometimes mine varies due to a construction work zone, varying my route to avoid a long freight train...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

-4 F. A new low temp PR for me. My feet...

-4 F. A new low temp PR for me.

My feet were cold at the end; other than that, it was not too bad. I am going to need better footgear to ride at that temp again.

My trip time and average...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,216
Posted By Bluish Green

I'm going to ride if temperature is the only...

I'm going to ride if temperature is the only issue.

I'm with the previous posters who are worried about icy rutted craters, though. My city has not been doing so well with snow removal so far...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-14, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 149,806
Posted By Bluish Green

I made the commute this morning, but it was one...

I made the commute this morning, but it was one of the rougher rides I've done. It was surprising how bad the streets were.

It could have been worse, though. 14F and 4 inches of fresh snow, in...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,043
Posted By Bluish Green

I met my goal, too. I wanted to top 2,000 miles,...

I met my goal, too. I wanted to top 2,000 miles, or have more miles than Adrian Peterson had yards rushing, whichever ended up being greater. Also, zero car commutes. I did it. Same goal for...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,043
Posted By Bluish Green

That rocks! What a great year, congratulations!

That rocks! What a great year, congratulations!
Forum: Commuting
12-30-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,966
Posted By Bluish Green

3 deg F this morning, but very light wind and...

3 deg F this morning, but very light wind and very light traffic made it a nice commute in.
Forum: Commuting
12-27-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 55,043
Posted By Bluish Green

buzzbee (CA)_______________________7723 ...

buzzbee (CA)_______________________7723
augustgarage (CA)__________________6746.4 (8438.8 total) [180/202]
Dwayne (GA)________________________6438 (7051 total through 11/12 [187/190])
...
12-27-13, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Bluish Green

+1 on the Visorgogs. Great peripheral vision...

+1 on the Visorgogs.

Great peripheral vision and good anti-fog performance. I used them on a ride at 2degF this week and they performed very well. Surprisingly cheap, too.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-13, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,966
Posted By Bluish Green

No, I don't wear eyeglasses underneath. They are...

No, I don't wear eyeglasses underneath. They are designed to fit over eyeglasses, though. I just tried them on over my clear safety glasses, and they fit fine.

The Visorgogs are pretty cool. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-24-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 116,966
Posted By Bluish Green

2F and a mild tailwind. Kind of a nice ride,...

2F and a mild tailwind. Kind of a nice ride, although my feet were a little cold by the end.

I'm really happy with the anti-fog performance of my Visorgogs in this cold weather. A big "thank...
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