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Forum: Commuting
05-17-05, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,049
Posted By aiguy

I'm no expert on bike sizing/adjustments - tho I...

I'm no expert on bike sizing/adjustments - tho I think I've finally got mine right - but I know something about hand numbness from experience.

Any of the following may be factors: too much weight...
05-13-05, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 812
Posted By aiguy

agreed - there is a huge difference, for me at...

agreed - there is a huge difference, for me at least. Road surfaces give much more so I can run without hurting my knees too much. Sidewalks kill my knees - can't run there.

Of course, i've...
05-13-05, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,244
Posted By aiguy

I like that one. Hope you don't mind if I steal...

I like that one. Hope you don't mind if I steal it. Or maybe "Get off of my planet!". That way they'll think I'm too crazy to mess with.

And if not, I'll shoot them with my handlebar-mounted...
05-13-05, 11:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By aiguy

Wow - a police state! Have the local police...

Wow - a police state! Have the local police forces been nationalized? Brownshirts out marching?

If not, what specifically should we be on the alert for?
Forum: Commuting
05-11-05, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,031
Posted By aiguy

I have had no problem using my Arkel with laptop...

I have had no problem using my Arkel with laptop in almost a year of commuting - including some rough terrain on each ride (trails, poorly-maintained sidewalks designated/mislabelled as "bike paths",...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 707
Posted By aiguy

I use the Arkel laptop pannier/briefcase. it is...

I use the Arkel laptop pannier/briefcase. it is great - a suspension system for the laptop in a removable neoprene sleeve protects the laptop from bounces, etc. Lots of extra room for all the...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-05, 10:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 1,750
Posted By aiguy

I wouldn't let anyone else nail my wife, fellow...

I wouldn't let anyone else nail my wife, fellow biker or not.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-05, 09:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,441
Posted By aiguy

I didn't have Velogirl's luck - I flatted the...

I didn't have Velogirl's luck - I flatted the front Hutchison on my Coda Elite on my second week of commuting last summer.

I then swapped for Specialized All Condition Armadillos, and have not had...
04-29-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,447
Posted By aiguy

wow - if even half of this is true, there is a...

wow - if even half of this is true, there is a major corruption problem at work here that goes beyond a simple hit-and-run. Sounds like some Aussies need to clean their governmental house!
04-27-05, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By aiguy

I've used the Bell SpinFit. It was fine for the...

I've used the Bell SpinFit. It was fine for the distance, speed, miles, and calories (I think). Lost it due to my own mistake in not firmly putting it back on the mount.
04-27-05, 02:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 15,137
Posted By aiguy

no, getting over it is the answer... Yeah...

no, getting over it is the answer...

Yeah the shorts seem weird at first but are no different in principle than swim trunks for swimming, protective football gear, etc. It's about the technical...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,200
Posted By aiguy

[QUOTE=EnigManiac]Sorry, I can't agree. Riding...

[QUOTE=EnigManiac]Sorry, I can't agree. Riding calmly and rationally on the sidewalk is still illegal. The law doesn't say a sidewalk cyclist has to be behaving recklessly: it says riding on the...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
Posted By aiguy

I have 'em, I like 'em. Particularly nice for...

I have 'em, I like 'em. Particularly nice for winter months when I used with warm shoes and boots.

I suppose they would also be good if like to ride with the shoes you work in. I keep dress...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-05, 03:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,652
Posted By aiguy

ah, good point! I hadn't considered it that way. ...

ah, good point! I hadn't considered it that way. As you say, we did give them democracy and freedom they have never known, and at a cost of lives far lower than they would have paid if they tried to...
01-26-05, 04:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,033
Posted By aiguy

Huh? How'd you get all that from what I said? I...

Huh? How'd you get all that from what I said? I was commenting on taxation of gasoline, not relative merits of driving and biking. I bike to work (see my signature self-description?). And...
01-24-05, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,033
Posted By aiguy

Hmm... According to Fortune Magazine (April 27,...

Hmm... According to Fortune Magazine (April 27, 1998), when hidden taxes (on production, processing, transportation, etc.) are added in, the US consumer pays about 48% of the pump price in taxes.
...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-05, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

OK, I like this number better! ;-)

OK, I like this number better! ;-)
01-21-05, 06:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By aiguy

eewww... me too! Thanks for the pointer!

eewww... me too!

Thanks for the pointer!
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 02:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,518
Posted By aiguy

Another place to get them:...

Another place to get them: http://harriscyclery.net/site/page.cfm?PageID=49&Description=stud+tire

I got my Nokian H106s from them - good price, good service.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,654
Posted By aiguy

everywhere: - one superbright LED on helmet,...

everywhere:

- one superbright LED on helmet,
- 5 LED on seatpost bag,
- 10 LED Cateye on rack mount
01-21-05, 01:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,216
Posted By aiguy

Did they HAVE helmets in 1968? Wait - did they...

Did they HAVE helmets in 1968? Wait - did they have bicycles in '68? No wait - did they have the Sun in '68?
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

No, I was in the Multi-Use Pathways per my usual...

No, I was in the Multi-Use Pathways per my usual commuting pattern. So basically me and the ped tracks.

The road will beckon next time, though the road that parallels my usual pathways is one...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

Thanks - this is great info and advice (and from...

Thanks - this is great info and advice (and from GoJohnnyGo too). I never even thought about the suspension (since I have none) and following my usual practice, I had the tires to max PSI (65).
...
01-21-05, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By aiguy

A thought - maybe better not to get him fired.

A thought - maybe better not to get him fired.
01-21-05, 12:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,816
Posted By aiguy

Not so easy to do as say. I have a friend...

Not so easy to do as say. I have a friend (really! not me!) who has started a small business, and who employs about a dozen folks. He is pretty sure most of them are illegals but they all have...
01-21-05, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,142
Posted By aiguy

Or you could buy a pair of glove liners...

Or you could buy a pair of glove liners (Performance LBS has them -- I think I paid ~8 or ~9 dollars). They wick and provide an additional layer of warm inside the others. Works well for me...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

Not many at all - little less than 9 (each way,...

Not many at all - little less than 9 (each way, but going to work was no problem at all) - my usual fall/winter commute. I think I killed the knees on one particular 1/2 mile stretch where I just...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

Yikes -- sorry to hear it! Hope it doesn't take...

Yikes -- sorry to hear it! Hope it doesn't take that long in this case.
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 718
Posted By aiguy

Ped Footprints in the Snow -- I hate 'em!

This was my first week riding in the snow, and I was using with Nokian H106s. The tires were great, no problem at all with traction on any reasonable surface.

What's unreasonable, you wonder? I...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,518
Posted By aiguy

This week was also my first use of my Nokian 106s...

This week was also my first use of my Nokian 106s too (I'm also in the DC area). They handled snow, ice, and bare pavement (going home) like a champ. More rolling resistance - especially on the...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-05, 04:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 951
Posted By aiguy

I'd do it for sure, but then everyone I know (in...

I'd do it for sure, but then everyone I know (in person) thinks I'm crazy except one the other serious cyclist who works with me.
01-20-05, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,365
Posted By aiguy

I hope so. I sure need someone to feel superior...

I hope so. I sure need someone to feel superior to and I don't have time to go to my LBS to look for my own village idiot.
01-20-05, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By aiguy

Nice choice, I'm sure you'll continue to love it....

Nice choice, I'm sure you'll continue to love it. (And if like me, love it even more as you ride more.)

Definitely good to have the store adjust the fit -- lots of things to fine tune there, and...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-05, 07:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,093
Posted By aiguy

Er... sounds like that is exactly what the...

Er... sounds like that is exactly what the circumstances warrant!
01-18-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By aiguy

[QUOTE=MichaelW]An MTB is a good choice if you...

[QUOTE=MichaelW]An MTB is a good choice if you want the option of offroad riding, but get a lightweight one; many MTBs are way overbuilt for general trail riding. The full suspension models are less...
01-18-05, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By aiguy

Little touchy, are we? You weren't one of the...

Little touchy, are we? You weren't one of the people on mountain bikes I dropped over the weekend, were you? If so, sorry!

P.S. Our bikes weigh about the same and mine also is chromoly. But I...
01-14-05, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,286
Posted By aiguy

I have two hybrids: one low-end for winter and...

I have two hybrids: one low-end for winter and rain, and another nicer one - based on a fast road bike - for nice weather. I ride one of them between 16 and 20 miles almost every weekday, plus some...
01-12-05, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,798
Posted By aiguy

Close! France - "Area: 211,208 square miles...

Close! France - "Area: 211,208 square miles (almost the size of Texas)."

http://www.visiteurope.com/france.html
Forum: Commuting
01-11-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By aiguy

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subca...

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=&subcategory=&brand=&sku=6132&storetype=&estoreid=&pagename=

I use this -- pretty good, especially for light rain and wind. Isn't that effective in...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-05, 10:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,534
Posted By aiguy

Pretensions in Branson, MO? Boy have they left...

Pretensions in Branson, MO? Boy have they left Planet Earth.

I'm afraid they'll have to relocate before the pretentious crowd finds them... :)

I mean, Branson is kinda fun but no Aspen or...
01-04-05, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,160
Posted By aiguy

OK, now you've stepped in it -- all the...

OK, now you've stepped in it -- all the anti-illuminite people will tell you about it washing off, not being very bright, etc.

I agree though -- I use Illuminite everything -- helmet cover, arm...
Forum: Commuting
12-22-04, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,612
Posted By aiguy

I'd yell "You're too big for the...

I'd yell "You're too big for the sidewalk!"
Forum: Commuting
12-14-04, 12:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By aiguy

He was probably hoping to make you feel guilty...

He was probably hoping to make you feel guilty and therefore upsize his tip.

I wouldn't have tipped him at all -- a service worker who gives me a hard time does not deserve it. And I say that as...
Forum: Commuting
12-08-04, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,694
Posted By aiguy

Many SUVs seat only five. Four kids plus two...

Many SUVs seat only five. Four kids plus two parents means somebody is riding on the roof. "At least" implies probably more than one on the roof. Excellent visibility to be sure, but suboptimal...
12-08-04, 01:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,448
Posted By aiguy

Tell him "Only the wussie kind of cyclist needs...

Tell him "Only the wussie kind of cyclist needs wheels."
Forum: Commuting
12-07-04, 02:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,747
Posted By aiguy

I pump every morning. Usually lose about 5 lbs...

I pump every morning. Usually lose about 5 lbs every day/night. I am lazy so I wanted something easier than the floor pump, so I got this:...
12-04-04, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,361
Posted By aiguy

I get fogging on my glasses -- does the Sportsta...

I get fogging on my glasses -- does the Sportsta mask help reduce or eliminate this by directing exhaled air?

Thanks.
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-04, 03:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,471
Posted By aiguy

Jeffery is clearly a guy who cares a whole lot...

Jeffery is clearly a guy who cares a whole lot about tires.
Forum: Recumbent
11-24-04, 07:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,471
Posted By aiguy

Specialized Armadillos. I ride their 'All...

Specialized Armadillos. I ride their 'All Conditions' and have been flat free since in daily riding.

However, as noted above, there is a cost in weight and some road feel. Keep them pumped at...
Forum: Commuting
11-24-04, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,714
Posted By aiguy

I ride the Jamis Coda Elite (one step up from...

I ride the Jamis Coda Elite (one step up from Comp) and like a lot -- it's perfect for my 7 to 10 mile commute (each way). And light and responsive enough to enjoy longer weekend pleasure rides...
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