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Forum: Commuting
02-17-10, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7,649
Views: 258,701
Posted By Intheloonybin

Beautiful sunny day and 27 degrees when I rode...

Beautiful sunny day and 27 degrees when I rode in. First ride of the winter. Hope to go through the rest of the school year now. The only minor blip was that I didn't seat the back tire correctly...
09-15-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Intheloonybin

Niterider repair experience

I figured this was worth posting.

I bought a NR Trinewt a year and a half ago for my 10 mile (each way) year 'round commute.

I went to plug the light in to the battery after it had sat for...
09-01-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,266
Posted By Intheloonybin

Well... even though the OP hasn't been seen since...

Well... even though the OP hasn't been seen since the first post... LOL

I would recommend going to a bike shop and asking to try out the lights in the dark- at night behind the shop? That is how...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 874
Posted By Intheloonybin

I'm with the find another bike. Look on...

I'm with the find another bike. Look on craigslist. You can find bikes in the $30-100 range that will be a lot nicer. If you do look, try to find something with the mounts already on the frame for a...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-09, 09:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,067
Posted By Intheloonybin

:backpedal:

:backpedal:
08-24-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By Intheloonybin

I run a NR trinewt with the Li-Ion pack, and...

I run a NR trinewt with the Li-Ion pack, and found that leaving the battery in the garage on the bike is a bad thing- no juice available.

I take the battery pack in the house now so it stays...
08-22-09, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,196
Posted By Intheloonybin

I have the 302's. I have ridden them down...

I have the 302's.

I have ridden them down to -15F and been comfortable. They are heavy, but comfortable. My ride is about an hour in the winter. I use SPD's all year.

For a 20 degree ride,...
08-02-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By Intheloonybin

I have tried to ride in the snow with wide tires....

I have tried to ride in the snow with wide tires. One instance is the park trail I ride through is not plowed as soon as the roads. I float on top of the dang snow with wide tires. I end up walking...
08-02-09, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By Intheloonybin

To be honest, I would rather have "skinny" tires...

To be honest, I would rather have "skinny" tires with studs than the wide ones I am on. The wide ones don't cut through the snow.

And have to second paulriver's comment. I would choose cold over...
08-02-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By Intheloonybin

I ride a Jamis aluminum framed mountain bike...

I ride a Jamis aluminum framed mountain bike through the winter in the cities. I'm sure riding into downtown is comperable on the salt side of things.

The components don't look healthy any more,...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-09, 02:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,198
Posted By Intheloonybin

Where do I sign up??? Loved the Holy Grail...

Where do I sign up???

Loved the Holy Grail stretch of posts!

Thanks for the laugh. I've needed it lately.

Now feel the need to do the appropriate thing: Get hammered and watch the movie!!
04-23-09, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,250
Posted By Intheloonybin

When it is hot or humid. I prefer cooler...

When it is hot or humid.

I prefer cooler weather (meaning 70-80).

I don't like riding in the mid 90's+. I will ride in it, but don't like it.
Forum: Commuting
04-06-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,332
Posted By Intheloonybin

First, I'll give you my stats. Just turned 39. 10...

First, I'll give you my stats. Just turned 39. 10 miles each way. Hills both ways, but more uphill on the way home. Rode all of last winter, and not at all (two times) this winter. My schedule is...
Forum: Commuting
03-05-09, 09:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,999
Posted By Intheloonybin

I use a shoe like this....

I use a shoe like this. http://www.lakecycling.com/mx155-p-104.html

You can find them much cheaper if you shop.
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By Intheloonybin

May not have anything to do with commuting, but...

May not have anything to do with commuting, but it has been fun to follow none the less... :D

Loved the line that rnorris quoted. Missed that one the first time!
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,999
Posted By Intheloonybin

I use SPD pedals (don't know the model #) with...

I use SPD pedals (don't know the model #) with the platform on one side. I end up always riding clipped in unless I ride with my kids. And even then...

I rode all last winter with the pedals and...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,919
Posted By Intheloonybin

I would either push for a bike locker, or go up...

I would either push for a bike locker, or go up the ladder to get it authorized.

What is strange is that I didn't see the OP post after the original post. Should we be worried?? LOL
Forum: Commuting
03-04-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,442
Posted By Intheloonybin

To the OP: I would think you could write it off...

To the OP: I would think you could write it off if you were being paid as a professional cyclist. That would seem like a legitimate write-off to me. I don't know what the IRS would have to say...
02-27-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,256
Posted By Intheloonybin

I had a blast reading everyone else's posts. ...

I had a blast reading everyone else's posts.

I don't like spending an extra 45 minutes a day (granted, at the extreme) putting on everything to ride when it's cold.

Not being able to "sports...
02-27-09, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,065
Posted By Intheloonybin

I have found that if you eat, it makes you cold....

I have found that if you eat, it makes you cold. I don't know if all the blood rushes to your stomach, or what the deal is, but you are cold.

I have ridden home from work and been frozen, and...
02-09-09, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,531
Posted By Intheloonybin

:roflmao2: I'm tempted to put that in my sig...

:roflmao2: I'm tempted to put that in my sig line!!

Plus, with the sock, you look like you are packing some serious "heat"! :thumb:
02-09-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,750
Posted By Intheloonybin

I know you mentioned you didn't want to hear...

I know you mentioned you didn't want to hear about Lake/expensive boots, but...

I have ridden down to -15F air temp with a -35 windchill in my lake boots with bootie covers over them. I know I...
02-03-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,090
Posted By Intheloonybin

Coldest so far was -15F with a -35 or -40...

Coldest so far was -15F with a -35 or -40 windchill.

Would have done the -22F morning a week or two ago, but am not in shape this winter- Yet... :backpedal:
02-03-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,448
Posted By Intheloonybin

I'll toss in my 2 cents. I bought Lake...

I'll toss in my 2 cents.

I bought Lake mxz302 boots last winter, and they will keep my feet warm down to 0F without a cover on them. Then I add covers, and this has worked down to -15F. They are...
01-26-09, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,796
Posted By Intheloonybin

So in other words... Dont commute on it in...

So in other words... Dont commute on it in Minnesota! :roflmao2:
01-21-09, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By Intheloonybin

One factor I found on my trinewt is that if the...

One factor I found on my trinewt is that if the battery is cold (left in the cold garage), the run time diminishes drastically.

I cut a water bottle in half and put the battery in it. That way it...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Intheloonybin

LOL! I meant it as a compliment. He's an...

LOL!

I meant it as a compliment. He's an alright looking guy- ahem, for a guy, I mean... :o

Your pic was classic! I'm glad you posted it. :beer:

Dude! When did they add all of the new...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,538
Posted By Intheloonybin

I was actually thinking more along the lines of...

I was actually thinking more along the lines of Wilson from House.
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa295/intheloonybinpics/WilsonHouse.jpg

Yesterday was my first commute in about four months....
Forum: Commuting
01-14-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 1,022,938
Posted By Intheloonybin

Today was my first ride this winter. I only rode...

Today was my first ride this winter. I only rode here and there during the fall due to my schedule being whacked.

It was -7F when I left this morning. Was toasty warm everywhere. Was also slower...
01-12-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 997
Posted By Intheloonybin

Worked for me!

Worked for me!
Forum: Commuting
11-12-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,920
Posted By Intheloonybin

A good case for an air horn. Then she'd be...

A good case for an air horn.

Then she'd be po'd because you scared the daylights out of her...
11-12-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,908
Posted By Intheloonybin

Suuuuure.... aka: stuffing. LOL I wear...

Suuuuure....

aka: stuffing. LOL

I wear a pair of biking shorts, then start stacking layers depending on how cold it is.

Shorts down to 60

Tights down to about 40-45
10-29-08, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 915
Posted By Intheloonybin

Well... I run Nokian studded tires...

Well...

I run Nokian studded tires (commuting), and have ridden around on a skating rink for fun.

They last a long time too (even on pavement). May not be as cheap as you option though.
Forum: Commuting
10-16-08, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Intheloonybin

Hi and welcome ryfeender. Just read through...

Hi and welcome ryfeender.

Just read through the forums and you will learn a lot over time.

Looks like a nice ride for commuting.

Ride safe.
10-13-08, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,735
Posted By Intheloonybin

I use lake winter boots as well. I picked them up...

I use lake winter boots as well. I picked them up before my coldest ride last year (-15F, with bootie covers on top), and was very happy with them.

Some of the Lake winter boots have a problem...
10-09-08, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By Intheloonybin

In the late '80's I made some by running screws...

In the late '80's I made some by running screws from the inside, then cutting the extra off with a side cutter right at the tire tread. I put an old foldable clincher tire in as a liner.

They...
10-09-08, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Intheloonybin

Look at the tri-newt if you are going to stay...

Look at the tri-newt if you are going to stay with NR. You could even ask to "test" it while there. I did my light shopping at night, and went out behind the shop to see how bright the lights were.
...
09-25-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,217
Posted By Intheloonybin

Based on what the road salt did to my Jamis (not...

Based on what the road salt did to my Jamis (not expensive) mtn bike commuting last winter, when I ever buy a new commuter (read: nicer, thinner tires!), I will use the mtn bike as the bad weather...
09-25-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By Intheloonybin

Did you buy single, or double lens ski goggles. ...

Did you buy single, or double lens ski goggles.

They must be double lens. I tried a pair of $60 ish single lens goggles from my lbs, and they fogged in the first mile at not-too-cold temps. They...
09-10-08, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,447
Posted By Intheloonybin

I also run studded tires in the winter and use...

I also run studded tires in the winter and use spd pedals.

I bought winter cycling boots and use spd clips on those too.
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,657
Posted By Intheloonybin

That would really blow the deal!! ROFLMAO

That would really blow the deal!! ROFLMAO
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,963
Posted By Intheloonybin

I use Pearl Izumi lobsters below about 35-40F...

I use Pearl Izumi lobsters below about 35-40F (even then, they are kind of warm, but my other pair are too cold). They work down to about 10F, then I add a thin pair of liners that I bought for cross...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Intheloonybin

I skipped through the posts without reading them....

I skipped through the posts without reading them.

When I rode a lot (racing) a long time ago, I wrote off pick up trucks as something that I needed to be very cautious of. Now when...
09-08-08, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Intheloonybin

I cut a small slit/hole in front of my mouth on...

I cut a small slit/hole in front of my mouth on mine. If you do this, be very careful to get it in the right spot. Wear it for awhile first to get it in the "usual" spot on your face. You may have to...
09-05-08, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Intheloonybin

If it is an article of clothing that you don't...

If it is an article of clothing that you don't care whether it ends up being really dirty, go for it!

I've worn white while riding in rain, etc... You end up with a steak up the back if you don't...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 08:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,657
Posted By Intheloonybin

FINALLY!!! The TRUE meaning of MUP! ...

FINALLY!!!

The TRUE meaning of MUP! :roflmao:
09-03-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,130
Posted By Intheloonybin

Below about 35F, I use double lensed ski goggles....

Below about 35F, I use double lensed ski goggles. Mine have a very light gray tint to them, but riding in the dark is no problem.

I have to wear goggles. My eyes water like crazy when it is...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By Intheloonybin

I use a balaclava down to about single digits F....

I use a balaclava down to about single digits F. Then I add a bird beak mask over that.

When it is that cold, I have frost on my facewear. Snot is a different issue. With the balaclava I can pull...
08-07-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 511
Posted By Intheloonybin

I'll admit I am a junkie too. Verizon Vcast...

I'll admit I am a junkie too.

Verizon Vcast phone with "high speed" internet.

Have accuweather radar as favorite #1.

I only use it during the summer, as I need to know the weather for my...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,568
Posted By Intheloonybin

Black tights and a dark blue and black jacket...

Black tights and a dark blue and black jacket when it is cold.

Just count on the blinkies, head light, reflectors, and reflective things on my clothes.

Hi vis jacket is on the wish list...
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