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Forum: Commuting
10-17-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,584
Posted By bbunk

I find that yoga helps with sore muscles and...

I find that yoga helps with sore muscles and keeping my muscles from getting to tight. There are lots of resources on the web that show some good asanas for cyclist and explain how they help. Even...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By bbunk

Maybe something like this would work? ...

Maybe something like this would work?
http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1023832_-1___400106
Forum: Commuting
04-18-12, 09:41 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 9,059
Posted By bbunk

There are a bunch of people where I work who...

There are a bunch of people where I work who drive 60-75 miles each way to work, 5 days a week. It amazes me but not one of them I have talked to even consider moving closer to work. If it causes...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-12, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,379
Posted By bbunk

I joined up. I was thinking of tracking my miles...

I joined up. I was thinking of tracking my miles anyway just for the fun of it. Now I have a chance to win a years worth of TP to boot.
09-02-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By bbunk

The way its mounted. I have ridden with only one...

The way its mounted. I have ridden with only one bag and it has never caused me any problems. I just prefer the better mounting systems because I know there is no way I am going to lose the bag...
09-02-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By bbunk

Since everyone seems to be counting commuting to...

Since everyone seems to be counting commuting to work I chose 4 to 7 since I commute 5 days a week. That ends up to 93+ miles a week, longer if I stretch my ride home out. I try to run a couple of...
09-02-11, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By bbunk

I would have to disagree. I have a bag that...

I would have to disagree. I have a bag that mounts like that it is not that good. I have had the bag come off a couple of times and almost run over by cars. There is a reason companies developed...
09-02-11, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By bbunk

I had the same problem, although the toughest...

I had the same problem, although the toughest tire I ever mounted were Armadillos, but I have had good luck with them for over 2 years on 2 different bikes.



Which stand? I have been...
09-02-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 647
Posted By bbunk

Good tires are definitely worth the money. There...

Good tires are definitely worth the money. There are more brands than Schwalbe out there that work. I have had good luck with Vittoria tires. I have a Serfas tire on my bike now and while I know it...
09-02-11, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 897
Posted By bbunk

I have tried a few things and writing down what I...

I have tried a few things and writing down what I eat does help. Next week I am going to try something new. It may not be for everyone but for 21 days it won't kill me if I don't like it. I have...
09-02-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By bbunk

No reason not to ride in the morning. And now you...

No reason not to ride in the morning. And now you don't even have to worry about forgetting something at home.
Forum: Commuting
08-31-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 28,196
Posted By bbunk

When your locking up your bike in the morning...

When your locking up your bike in the morning after riding to work and someone walks by and asks if you ever get tired of riding and think about turning around some mornings and driving your car and...
08-30-11, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By bbunk

I am learning stuff already. Did not know that...

I am learning stuff already. Did not know that there would be a difference but I am sure it will be built with Shimano components not Campy.
08-30-11, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By bbunk

Tools needed for bike build

I am thinking of building up a new bike for my wife and have been looking at the Nashbar touring frame and fork. I have not built a bike before and not sure which tools, bike specific, that I may...
Forum: Touring
08-25-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,885
Posted By bbunk

I bought the Jamis Aurora for the same reason, I...

I bought the Jamis Aurora for the same reason, I wanted a commuter I could tour on someday. I haven't toured on it yet but I really like it for the commutes. I am hoping to do some short weekend...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By bbunk

Congrats and nice bike! I was just curious as to...

Congrats and nice bike! I was just curious as to why you drive your car to work on Monday and home on Friday? Why not just commute all week and leave the car home? Not trying to be critical or...
08-25-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,270
Posted By bbunk

DaHaMac, I would ride the Jamis if I were...

DaHaMac,

I would ride the Jamis if I were you. I bought the Jamis Aurora for my commuter/all around bike and have really enjoyed it. Good ride on 32c tires. I plan to change the saddle in the...
08-24-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By bbunk

Brevets are long rides that are not races and no...

Brevets are long rides that are not races and no one wins. :lol:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brevet_%28cycling%29
Forum: Commuting
08-24-11, 04:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,796
Posted By bbunk

I recently added a mirror to my bike, worth every...

I recently added a mirror to my bike, worth every penny. I like being able to see what is coming up behind me without having to turn around all the time.
08-24-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 722
Posted By bbunk

Commuting is most of my riding these days. I...

Commuting is most of my riding these days. I normally ride 5 days a week on my 18.6 round trip commute. I used to ride more on weekends but life keeps getting in my way. I am hoping to crank up my...
Forum: Touring
08-16-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By bbunk

I rafted down that river, its a very beautiful...

I rafted down that river, its a very beautiful area. Sounds like a great ride.
Forum: Touring
08-05-11, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,481
Posted By bbunk

I haven't toured yet but I do ride long...

I haven't toured yet but I do ride long distances. I have good luck with the Head Sweats. I also have a Walz cycling cap that is a little heavier than the Head Sweats but it comes down over my...
08-05-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,786
Posted By bbunk

I never assume, it gets me into trouble.:lol:

I never assume, it gets me into trouble.:lol:
08-05-11, 09:02 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,786
Posted By bbunk

I think you are required by law to include the...

I think you are required by law to include the year, make and model of your bike when you post about what you bought. Enquiring minds want to know. :D
08-04-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By bbunk

I use Power Grips on my commuter and clipless on...

I use Power Grips on my commuter and clipless on my weekend warrior bike. I like them both but prefer being able to wear whatever show I feel like when commuting.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By bbunk

Sorry but its all San Fran to me. I don't know...

Sorry but its all San Fran to me. I don't know enough about the area to decipher which area is which. Not trying to dis your city.

@CB HI - didn't see it there because I avoid that part of the...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By bbunk

Sensor for bikes in San Fran

Found this article about a sensor being installed in San Fran that will detect bikes and extend the light automatically so they can make the light. Kinda cool.
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Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,405
Posted By bbunk

I ride in cycling clothes and carry my work...

I ride in cycling clothes and carry my work clothes with me. Don't have showers at work so I have to use the baby wipes. I keep them and some deodorant and cologne in my desk drawer. I also bought a...
08-01-11, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By bbunk

Keep riding and you will. Soon you will look back...

Keep riding and you will. Soon you will look back at the ride to the lake as an easy warmup.
08-01-11, 08:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,786
Posted By bbunk

The Trek FX bikes are nice, I really wanted one...

The Trek FX bikes are nice, I really wanted one once upon a time. Hopefully Neil's bike will work out for you and you can start rackin' up the miles.
08-01-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,786
Posted By bbunk

Why buy a bike with suspension and then lock it...

Why buy a bike with suspension and then lock it out? I would go with the Navigator 1.0 and ride the heck out of it. You may want a different bike in the future and then you can have all this fun...
08-01-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By bbunk

The key is to keep riding and have fun, progress...

The key is to keep riding and have fun, progress will come along with it. We all got where we are at one bite at a time and changing it back one pedal revolution at a time.
Have you ridden by the...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By bbunk

Welcome, nice to have another HHCMF aboard. What...

Welcome, nice to have another HHCMF aboard. What type of seat bag is that you have on your bikes?
07-27-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,171
Posted By bbunk

My digital scale that I don't like the numbers...

My digital scale that I don't like the numbers on. If I start getting complacent I just get on there every morning when I get up. On my commuter I don't have anything but lights and it is the bike I...
Forum: Commuting
07-26-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,539
Posted By bbunk

My commute is not 20 miles each way, only 10 each...

My commute is not 20 miles each way, only 10 each way, but when I upgraded my commuter I went with a touring bike, Jamis Aurora. I have ridden it on longer rides and had no problems. It can handle a...
02-10-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By bbunk

It couldn't hurt to test ride the cross bike....

It couldn't hurt to test ride the cross bike. Just make sure you get the one you like to ride the best. Just because it has 105 components doesn't mean you will ride it more. If you don't like it...
02-08-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,573
Posted By bbunk

I bought a Specialized Roubaix when I was in the...

I bought a Specialized Roubaix when I was in the 240 range, full carbon. I have had no problems at all.

As for the OP, at 250 I would not worry about carbon, steel, aluminum or spokes. Find the...
Replies: 38
Views: 12,160
Posted By bbunk

I got one of those also for the same reason. I...

I got one of those also for the same reason. I want to be able to do some touring and ride brevets. I haven't had the bike long enough to do either but it seems like it will work our great.
Forum: Commuting
02-03-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,968
Posted By bbunk

I did not ride today, 5F here. Since the normal...

I did not ride today, 5F here. Since the normal lows are in the 30's I just have not accumulated enough winter clothes to ride on days like this, or I am a wimp, one or the other. Off tomorrow and...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,408
Posted By bbunk

Don't do it. They add a lot of weight to the...

Don't do it. They add a lot of weight to the wheels and you can tell the difference. Stay with the Marathons, anything that gets through them will probably get through any tube you have also.
Forum: Commuting
01-30-11, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,926
Posted By bbunk

These tires came with the bike but after they...

These tires came with the bike but after they wear out I think I am going to try the Marathon's. They seem to get a lot of praise in these forums.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-11, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,926
Posted By bbunk

I am not trying to be the racer commuter guy but...

I am not trying to be the racer commuter guy but after buying my new commuter bike I was enjoying the quicker, sportier ride. I had some flat problems and got annoyed and put in the thorn resistant...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 22,926
Posted By bbunk

Thorn proof tubes

Do any of you have them in your tires? Does your bike feel like you are dragging an anchor after you put them in?

I was having problems with flats so I put in some thorn proof tubes. On my ride in...
Forum: Commuting
01-12-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By bbunk

I bought a Jamis Aurora for that very purpose and...

I bought a Jamis Aurora for that very purpose and so far I love it.
Forum: Commuting
12-25-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,178
Posted By bbunk

I would have to agree with Rando on this one. A...

I would have to agree with Rando on this one. A helmet may save your head if it hits the ground but it won't help if you have a car parked on top of you because you were not visible.
12-25-10, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,446
Posted By bbunk

2009 Jamis Aurora, I got it a little early but it...

2009 Jamis Aurora, I got it a little early but it was my Christmas present.
Forum: Commuting
12-24-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,178
Posted By bbunk

Fix the one you have. Any hybrid you buy will be...

Fix the one you have. Any hybrid you buy will be no better than what you have, IMO. I rode a hybrid for commutes between 4 and 10 miles and it worked great but it wouldn't be any better than what...
12-16-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By bbunk

The restriction may be well intentioned but it...

The restriction may be well intentioned but it doesn't change things enough to make a difference. It is one of the most polluted cities in the world and has horrible traffic. Removing one tree from a...
12-13-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,107
Posted By bbunk

Have you ever driven in Mexico City? I have and...

Have you ever driven in Mexico City? I have and traffic was terrible.
12-09-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By bbunk

I like his attitude, “The Grim Reaper has been...

I like his attitude, “The Grim Reaper has been after me since I was born,” Cress said. “But if he wants to catch me, he’s gonna have to get a bike.”
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