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Forum: Commuting
03-06-07, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 266,942
Posted By nukemm

Cig- Glad to see the bike is still going without...

Cig- Glad to see the bike is still going without major repairs. Nice to see that it doesn't necessarily take a high-dollar bike to fit the bill.
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 7,214
Posted By nukemm

Just a touch over 7 miles each way for me, a...

Just a touch over 7 miles each way for me, a 400ft. decrease in elevation on the way in (over less than 3/4 mile), with that same elevation change the other direction. Yes, I am getting strong...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-06, 05:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,936
Posted By nukemm

I think there are several good points made, the...

I think there are several good points made, the biggest one is that you can't really generalize and put people into different categories based on the type of rider they "appear" to be. Personally,...
11-20-06, 06:38 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,567
Posted By nukemm

Cool graphs... oooohhh... ahh... :)

Cool graphs... oooohhh... ahh...

:)
11-18-06, 12:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,567
Posted By nukemm

Tom, I've got miles for last week & this...

Tom,

I've got miles for last week & this week. 88.2 for last week, 112.7 this week. Rolled over 700 miles on my MTB Thursday afternoon. I should be at my goal for the winter (1000 miles) in just a...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-06, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,979
Posted By nukemm

I agree with the OP's handling of the situation....

I agree with the OP's handling of the situation. If I weren't hit, I'd just let the 5-0 do their job, and leave it at that. Hopefully they learn their lesson. However, if there is a round 2, you can...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-06, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

I had a nice, brisk ride this morning. In...

I had a nice, brisk ride this morning. In addition to riding into a headwind, it was 31F. Not too bad, weather.com said 31F feels like 28F. The clock at the bank on the way in was reading 31F. My new...
Forum: Commuting
11-10-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

Yay for government holidays! No commute for me...

Yay for government holidays! No commute for me this morning... :)
Forum: Commuting
11-09-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

I was feeling a tad bit under the weather this...

I was feeling a tad bit under the weather this morning, so I had my wife drive me in today. No shame in that, though, because we had a lot of errands to run on the way home. Unfortunately, it was a...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-06, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

Found an alternate route than adds about 1.5...

Found an alternate route than adds about 1.5 miles this afternoon. It has a decent hill climb in it as well, and it's all residential. Took about 5 minutes extra to get home, due to the length and...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

My trip home today was multi-faceted. I walked...

My trip home today was multi-faceted. I walked for over a mile to the LBS, waited for most of an hour for my bike to get finished, test-rode it, came back in for a couple of minor adjustments, and...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-06, 09:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By nukemm

Excluding initial purchases & stuff I've made my...

Excluding initial purchases & stuff I've made my first purchase that was repair related, $7.06 for new cables & installation for my rear der and my rear disc. $7.06 for ~500 miles, which makes...
11-06-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By nukemm

Faster is safer to be around the same speed, but...

Faster is safer to be around the same speed, but not good when you are blasting by cars in traffic going down hill... :)
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By nukemm

I've dusted off an old Columbia jacket shell and...

I've dusted off an old Columbia jacket shell and scotch-guarded it to get it back to waterproof. I've also scotch-guarded a pair of track pants and an old pair of Nike's, installed toe-clips on my...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

The evening commute to day was very short, barely...

The evening commute to day was very short, barely 1 mile to the LBS, where my bike got dropped off for a tune-up. My wife then picked me up and drove me the last 6.5 miles home, nice, warm, and dry.
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By nukemm

<thread jack>Fire Stevens. Seneca Wallace is...

<thread jack>Fire Stevens. Seneca Wallace is going to get picked up to start for someone as soon as he's available. Hawks win by 21+, with over 10 sacks.</thread jack>
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By nukemm

I know the feeling! I was going to teach my wife...

I know the feeling! I was going to teach my wife on my old Civic with 350,000 miles on the factory everything, but it got crunched, rear-ended & shoved under a mini-van. Now she's afraid of the power...
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 08:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By nukemm

I love this weather. It further proves that I've...

I love this weather. It further proves that I've got my bike set up just right, but I'm desperately needing to upgrade my weather gear.

How about all that flooding?
Forum: Commuting
11-06-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By nukemm

Relax, the rain isn't so bad. Been riding in the...

Relax, the rain isn't so bad. Been riding in the rain for about a week solid, and loving every minute of it. :)
Forum: Commuting
11-05-06, 01:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By nukemm

Get a wedgie bag with a spare tube & carry a...

Get a wedgie bag with a spare tube & carry a frame pump, that way you can fix a flat after hiking 1.4 miles with your bike, and ride it home. Takes less than 5 minutes to change out a tube, and it's...
Forum: Commuting
11-05-06, 01:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By nukemm

Is the Cast per mile a typed Boston accent, or is...

Is the Cast per mile a typed Boston accent, or is it referring to the arm & a leg cost of gasoline? ;)
Forum: Commuting
11-05-06, 01:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By nukemm

So if everyone else has had good life out of...

So if everyone else has had good life out of their discs, I'll chock up the noise as attributed to our great-flood proportions of rain we've had this week, and mention it to the LBS when my bike gets...
11-04-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,567
Posted By nukemm

Thanks, Tom. Right now my focus is cutting body...

Thanks, Tom. Right now my focus is cutting body fat & maintaining proper total body water. Lean mass holds greater amounts of water than fatty mass, so theoretically as body fat % decreases...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 04:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By nukemm

Does the AAA estimate include the average car...

Does the AAA estimate include the average car payment?

Driving my car right now costs a good bit of $$$, too, far more than my bike.

Payment: $500/mo
Insurance: $100/mo
Gas, Oil, etc.: $50/mo...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By nukemm

+1

+1
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 04:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By nukemm

banerjek makes a good point. I have saved enough...

banerjek makes a good point. I have saved enough by moving closer to work (well, work moved, so I had to move also, though only for the next few months), that by purchasing my bike & accessories I...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 921
Posted By nukemm

Good on your paper for publishing something...

Good on your paper for publishing something relevant, and good on you for sticking to it (albeit with some motivation!) and making your letter fit the publishing criteria. Hopefully it will work out!
11-04-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,567
Posted By nukemm

139.4 this week, Tom. Lots of trial rides to test...

139.4 this week, Tom. Lots of trial rides to test different combos for rain. I'm a nerd, but I lost 3lbs. this week, and I'm comfortably out of the Clydesdale category for now, 191.2 dressed for the...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 03:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,255
Posted By nukemm

So far my bike is not any more cost effective...

So far my bike is not any more cost effective than my car, mainly because I just got everything.

Bike: $400
Fenders: $40
Rack: $25
Rack Trunk: $30
Rear Blinkies: $8x2 = $16
Toe Clips: $5.00...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By nukemm

Why can't we all just get along? :(

Why can't we all just get along? :(
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By nukemm

Very true. Get up a little bit earlier, to allow...

Very true. Get up a little bit earlier, to allow time for the "AM BM." I usually will get up, brush my teeth, and get a light breakfast. By that time 20-30 minutes has passed, and my AM BM is on its...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By nukemm

I ride 7+ miles in the PNW also, and have had a...

I ride 7+ miles in the PNW also, and have had a lot of rain the last few days. I wear wool socks in a pair of old scotch-guarded Nike's in my toe clips, and if it's really really wet I'll wear bread...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,051
Posted By nukemm

A lot of the time I'll ride the normal route in...

A lot of the time I'll ride the normal route in to work (7+ miles), and if I have extra time I'll take the long way home (12-15 miles, depending on a couple of variables). This is with full commuting...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 02:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,544
Posted By nukemm

Holy huge saddle, batman! I bet that sucker's...

Holy huge saddle, batman! I bet that sucker's comfortable.
Forum: Commuting
11-04-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By nukemm

Longevity of disc brakes

How many miles should I be expecting to get out of a set of disc brake pads? I have several hills in my commute route, along with about a dozen traffic lights/stop signs. I'm not small, but I'm not...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,413
Posted By nukemm

It only takes me about a minute to get my bike...

It only takes me about a minute to get my bike ready when I leave for/from work to attach my headlight, rear blinkies, cyclometer, and bag. I just wrap a quartet of bungy cords hooked to themselves,...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-06, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By nukemm

I ride with a rack with a bag on it & hop curbs...

I ride with a rack with a bag on it & hop curbs and ride down stairs every single day getting out of/into my apartment, respectively. On the way out I just hop the curb (I ride from my back porch up...
Forum: Commuting
11-03-06, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By nukemm

The duct tape on the liner is bad. The directions...

The duct tape on the liner is bad. The directions specifically say to not tape the liner. It may be causing the liner to flex & "bounce" as the tire rolls, depending on the tire psi. I've run Mr....
Forum: Commuting
11-03-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

Wet, again. I bounced a bungy loose which caused...

Wet, again. I bounced a bungy loose which caused me to almost lose my load on the way home, and at the same time I broke the strap for my left toe clip. Fortunately that's all that broke, so I have...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

Ouch. Glad you're alright, albeit a little sore....

Ouch. Glad you're alright, albeit a little sore. I had a slight mishap myself today. I transferred my toe clips from my roadie to the MTB last night after trying to wipe out twice on the icey roads...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,270
Posted By nukemm

This thread made me buy a few new pairs of wool...

This thread made me buy a few new pairs of wool socks, and they sure came in handy this morning! 40F and pouring down rain, all day. My wife asked me at least 10 times if I wanted a ride to work, but...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 06:55 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

wet.

wet.
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 12:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By nukemm

My wife is absolutely the biggest support that...

My wife is absolutely the biggest support that I've got. Heck, she even lets me park in the livingroom (we only have 800 square feet, so two bikes in the living room is a big deal, considering one of...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 12:18 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,548
Posted By nukemm

I love the lack of bikes on the rack, and the...

I love the lack of bikes on the rack, and the "ridicule" that people think they are giving me about "cold ride this morning, eh?" or "how was the ice?" The fact that I get to work all rosey cheeks &...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-06, 12:01 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

This morning was my first no-joke below freezing...

This morning was my first no-joke below freezing commute. 26F, felt like 24F. I know that's not cold for some of you real northerners, but it's cold for us out here near Seattle! I had two...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-06, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 903,201
Posted By nukemm

My commute this afternoon was pretty good, other...

My commute this afternoon was pretty good, other than I was hungry & thirsty. I met my wife for lunch on the way home, and she carted me back to the house (about 2 miles). I had a nasty cramp in my...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-06, 07:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,850
Posted By nukemm

Funny how I just got back from the store with a...

Funny how I just got back from the store with a new scale that measures body fat & stuff using electro-something impedence and total body water %. I'm sitting at a comfortable ~193 at 6'1" - but my...
Forum: Commuting
10-29-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By nukemm

I've never had any get damaged just from the...

I've never had any get damaged just from the cold, but I did have a digital watch that froze at a time while I was snowmobiling. I bumped my watch and the face spidered. When I got a new face it was...
Forum: Commuting
10-28-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By nukemm

The LIQUID crystal display may be a bit laggy in...

The LIQUID crystal display may be a bit laggy in cold temps, as well as the problem mentioned with the battery. Careful with it getting too cold, LCD's can be fragile when frozen.
10-28-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 3,567
Posted By nukemm

I picked up a 198x? Miyata One Ten. Steel frame,...

I picked up a 198x? Miyata One Ten. Steel frame, 12 speed, 27" wheels (with 2 sets of tires!). Found it on Craigslist for a song.
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