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Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,085
Posted By KenshiBiker

According to an email I received a couple of...

According to an email I received a couple of weeks ago, they're discontinuing gold, pewter, and <wait for it> pink.
12-05-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By KenshiBiker

I can't tell from the picture . . . what makes...

I can't tell from the picture . . . what makes them "schnazzy"?
12-05-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,745
Posted By KenshiBiker

+1 Nor would one blame a "hearing...

+1


Nor would one blame a "hearing impaired" person for being "distracted".
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,837
Posted By KenshiBiker

To paraphrase an old saying, "The worst day...

To paraphrase an old saying, "The worst day biking is better than the best day driving" - especially true when talking about commuting.

I've told co-workers many times "There have been many days...
Forum: Commuting
12-02-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,837
Posted By KenshiBiker

Confession - I don't ride every day. I drive in...

Confession - I don't ride every day. I drive in on Monday (due primarily to an after-work commitment) and use that day to bring in clothes, fruit, etc. for the week. Also, I travel (fly) for my job...
12-01-16, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 744
Posted By KenshiBiker

Back when my wife and I got our tandem, Bicycles...

Back when my wife and I got our tandem, Bicycles Outfitter (Los Altos) had Sunday morning rides that attracted quite a few tandem teams. Perhaps you could check them out and maybe hook up with...
12-01-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,587
Posted By KenshiBiker

I'm in Northern California (outside of...

I'm in Northern California (outside of Sacramento), but I'm an admitted cold-weather wimp :lol:. According to the Garmin, this morning's commute (started at 5:42 am) was mid- to high-30s, then...
12-01-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,733
Posted By KenshiBiker

I ride with a mirror, and most of the time I know...

I ride with a mirror, and most of the time I know when someone is going to pass me. Unless I'm not holding my line, I find it annoying when someone announces that they're passing me (regardless of...
12-01-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By KenshiBiker

The last part of my commute takes me across a...

The last part of my commute takes me across a river overcrossing. The bike lane is separated from traffic by a concrete wall, maybe 3-feet high. Last year I was riding along in the bike lane and a...
11-29-16, 02:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,852
Posted By KenshiBiker

Icebreaker Merino Wool balaclava has worked best...

Icebreaker Merino Wool balaclava has worked best for me so far, but it only gets down into the 20s here (and then, only occasionally).
Replies: 18
Views: 2,332
Posted By KenshiBiker

You mean like this one . . . 544405

You mean like this one . . . 544405
11-28-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,877
Posted By KenshiBiker

Birthday ride a couple of years ago - 55+ miles,...

Birthday ride a couple of years ago - 55+ miles, >2500 ft climbing on fixed gear with 46x16.
11-22-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 691
Posted By KenshiBiker

At least you have one . . . I have to drive 2-1/2...

At least you have one . . . I have to drive 2-1/2 hours (if there's no traffic - like that ever happens I the SF Bay Area) to get to the outdoor track in San Jose.
11-22-16, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,509
Posted By KenshiBiker

California winters (at least this part of...

California winters (at least this part of California) aren't much colder. We occasionally get down to the high 20s, but more often it's in the low 30s. I admit I tend to run cold, so my selection...
Forum: Commuting
11-21-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By KenshiBiker

Ever since I saw that in the "Garage" I've been...

Ever since I saw that in the "Garage" I've been trying to convince myself I do not need another jacket, no matter how good the brand. Thanks for the reminder.
11-21-16, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By KenshiBiker

I knew folks in NYC had a different geographical...

I knew folks in NYC had a different geographical viewpoint than those of us on the left coast:rolleyes:, but to consider Minnesota "out west", made me chuckle:lol:.
11-20-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,163
Posted By KenshiBiker

Would something like this work: ...

Would something like this work:

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126227823?gclid=COGq2Z7quNACFQmVfgodekMDUQ
11-18-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,762
Posted By KenshiBiker

Yeah, my sister lives in the northern Chicago...

Yeah, my sister lives in the northern Chicago suburbs, close to Lake Michigan. I don't get much sympathy when I complain to her about how cold it is here:D.
11-18-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,762
Posted By KenshiBiker

According to the Garmin, both yesterday and this...

According to the Garmin, both yesterday and this morning's commute got down to 28 deg F (sidebar - I live in California for crying out loud - I thought we paid housing prices to avoid these kinds of...
11-18-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,163
Posted By KenshiBiker

Nothing to add (I do agree with the trunk bag...

Nothing to add (I do agree with the trunk bag recommendations). Just wanted to add my props :thumb:.


KB
11-18-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 35,709
Posted By KenshiBiker

. . . with hydraulic discs . . .;)

. . . with hydraulic discs . . .;)
Forum: Commuting
11-17-16, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,224
Posted By KenshiBiker

Not if they're Di2;).

Not if they're Di2;).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By KenshiBiker

I just checked the Specialized site. At least...

I just checked the Specialized site. At least for the S-Works 6 Road Shoes, you have to select wide shoes along with the color first (e.g., Rocket Red Dipped Narrow, Hot Pink or Black Wide); you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By KenshiBiker

I thought Specialized did offer wide versions, at...

I thought Specialized did offer wide versions, at least for the Pro Road and S-Works.


OP - Unless Specialized has changed the drilling of their shoes, by requiring SPD compatibility, you are...
11-10-16, 06:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,767
Posted By KenshiBiker

I'm not a Celt, but I do live where summer sun...

I'm not a Celt, but I do live where summer sun can be intense (under 100 deg and I'm thinking about getting the winter gear out). Here's how I deal with it:

Sun Sleeves for arms.
Sun Sleeves...
11-10-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,815
Posted By KenshiBiker

Well, you lost me as a potential customer by...

Well, you lost me as a potential customer by implying that since I ride only drop-bar bikes that I am not "safety conscious".
11-09-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,137
Posted By KenshiBiker

I have some Gore Windstopper Thermo Overshoes (I...

I have some Gore Windstopper Thermo Overshoes (I think that's the model - they make so many variations:eek:). I'm pretty pleased with them. I use them with Woolie Boolie socks when temps drop below...
11-08-16, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,879
Posted By KenshiBiker

This :thumb:.

This :thumb:.
11-08-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,196
Posted By KenshiBiker

REI has already changed drastically from what...

REI has already changed drastically from what they were in the 80s and before. Now they're carrying a lot more house brands (Novarra) which are made (wait for it) in China, Taiwan, India, etc. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-16, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,569
Posted By KenshiBiker

I just got a Ti (Kish) winter commuter, and now I...

I just got a Ti (Kish) winter commuter, and now I find myself waving at other riders:innocent:.
11-02-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 829
Posted By KenshiBiker

Calfee is located about 15 miles south of Santa...

Calfee is located about 15 miles south of Santa Cruz. Just sayin . . .
10-31-16, 07:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,662
Posted By KenshiBiker

I have a buddy that came back from work to the...

I have a buddy that came back from work to the Park and Ride to find not only his rack gone, but the hitch as well - just 4 bolts laying on the ground behind his car. So, just because the rack is...
09-22-16, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 944
Posted By KenshiBiker

Great news. Time to celebrate.

Great news. Time to celebrate.
09-19-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmen...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=537752&stc=1&d=1474318931
09-19-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

Yup, I get free shipping up to that point, but...

Yup, I get free shipping up to that point, but once I start the "Secure Checkout" the site automatically adds in $16.28 for "UPS/FedEx (Large Parcels)". All other shipping options are "grayed out". ...
09-18-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

Just tried to place an order. The product page...

Just tried to place an order. The product page advertises "This item ships free (worldwide)", but when I tried to finalize my order I noticed there was a $16.28 shipping charge. No other shipping...
09-18-16, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

I'm thinking about it. Depends on shipping...

I'm thinking about it. Depends on shipping costs, etc. Thing is, I don't really need two. To be honest, I don't really even need one. I could probably get enough use out of my Dinotte pack to keep...
09-16-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

Thanks for the info. I'm going to order one this...

Thanks for the info. I'm going to order one this weekend - my original Dinotte battery pack is showing its age. I was going to see about getting it rebuilt locally, but I think this battery pack...
09-15-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,528
Posted By KenshiBiker

I have the Dinotte XML-3 that takes a 4-cell LiON...

I have the Dinotte XML-3 that takes a 4-cell LiON battery pack. Do you know if this 6-cell pack will work with the XML-3?


Thanks,


kb
09-13-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,039
Posted By KenshiBiker

qft

qft
09-13-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 921
Posted By KenshiBiker

Want!

Want!
09-07-16, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,634
Posted By KenshiBiker

The rope hoist can have one significant...

The rope hoist can have one significant mechanical advantage vs simple hooks - assuming you set it up as a block-and-tackle arrangement. I built my own to store our tandem at the last house. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,021
Posted By KenshiBiker

I have the Cat5 bag and it works very well for...

I have the Cat5 bag and it works very well for all my on-bike "stuff", e.g., helmet, shoes, gloves, glasses, lights, Garmin, sunscreen, Shot Blocks, Gu packets, etc.; essentially anything I need to...
09-01-16, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By KenshiBiker

More like dropping the motor from a Toyota Celica...

More like dropping the motor from a Toyota Celica into a "32 deuce coupe" :eek:.
08-18-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By KenshiBiker

Congrats :thumb:! I hope I'm still...

Congrats :thumb:!


I hope I'm still keeping track of PRs when I'm in my 80s.
08-04-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,029
Posted By KenshiBiker

I'm no medico, but three strokes (no matter what...

I'm no medico, but three strokes (no matter what the kind) - the first when you were only 51:eek: - sounds pretty bad. Glad you finally got the correct diagnosis; sounds like you've got a good MD. ...
Forum: Commuting
08-04-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,258
Posted By KenshiBiker

Getting home after work isn't motivation enough?

Getting home after work isn't motivation enough?
08-04-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,380
Posted By KenshiBiker

Great picture! Congrats on completing your first...

Great picture! Congrats on completing your first ascent.
08-03-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,592
Posted By KenshiBiker

I feel your pain; hope you heal and recover...

I feel your pain; hope you heal and recover quickly. Only thing that's confusing to me is why breaking your chain would cause you pedal to hit the asphalt.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,419
Posted By KenshiBiker

I don't know about the rest of you, but the...

I don't know about the rest of you, but the ringing alarm clock means one thing: time to go to the bathroom :lol:. Then it's off to floss and brush teeth; then, and only then will I consider opening...
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