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09-25-18, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
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Posted By mjw16

Yes, there certainly seems to be a dope involved.

Yes, there certainly seems to be a dope involved.
09-25-18, 06:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,414
Posted By mjw16

I've concluded that the most likely scenario is...

I've concluded that the most likely scenario is that she didn't initially intend to cheat, just had more of a "know it all" moment which she later regretted and moved the timing chip. However, when...
09-25-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,414
Posted By mjw16

Intriguing, irritating = 1 stressful = 0

Intriguing, irritating = 1
stressful = 0
09-25-18, 10:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,414
Posted By mjw16

Rosie Ruiz and/or life changing it is not,...

Rosie Ruiz and/or life changing it is not, however, it is intriguing from a sports ethics perspective. I must admit that, personally, I found it irritating that our combined efforts and investments...
09-25-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,414
Posted By mjw16

Did my teammate cheat?

After watching some documentaries on youtube and reading several articles I've been troubled by something that happened a few years ago. Back in 2013 I suggested doing a half iron man as a relay...
11-02-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,687
Posted By mjw16

I picked mine up for half price back in April,...

I picked mine up for half price back in April, let me tell you, it's an awesome bike. Of course my perspective is from someone who rode and raced a Cross Check with downtube shifters, square taper...
05-12-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,986
Posted By mjw16

I'll be there. This will be my first year. I...

I'll be there. This will be my first year. I was going to do it 2 years ago, but backed out because I had just lost my job and didn't feel comfortable spending the money on a hotel room/trip. So,...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By mjw16

Yep, I do that; a couple of wraps of plumber's...

Yep, I do that; a couple of wraps of plumber's tape on both threaded surfaces of the bottom bracket cartridge, then generously grease the bb shell as well. I usually remove/replace the bottom...
Forum: Commuting
02-21-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By mjw16

Importance of Regular Maintenance for the Commuter

I've been off of the bike since late September, when I left my job to complete some coursework. I returned to work last month but have yet to return to bicycle commuting, hopefully that will happen...
10-21-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By mjw16

Ok, so I'm now entering my 3rd week and still...

Ok, so I'm now entering my 3rd week and still cannot get on the bike/in the pool. Have a Dr's appt. tomorrow, am eager to see what he says. I still have some swelling and some new pain, I think...
10-11-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By mjw16

Mon thru Fri: ride to and from work, total 16...

Mon thru Fri: ride to and from work, total 16 miles a day with sprints thrown in.
Mon/Wed/Fri: non-aerobic strength training, "lifting" (moderate weights, high reps for muscle endurance).
Sat: ...
10-10-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By mjw16

Broken toe and sustaining fitness gains.

Ok, so last Sunday night I did something really smart (kicking the pavement instead of the ball--in Crocs) and ended up breaking my right big toe in 2 places. Good news is that it doesn't hurt and...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,382
Posted By mjw16

Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on...

Upon leaving my backyard I quickly went down on fresh ice in the alley behind our house. I was going slow and couldn't see the ice, went down in one of those slow-motion falls where you can't...
Forum: Commuting
01-21-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,382
Posted By mjw16

No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided...

No work today, Gov't closed, however, I decided to go for a spin and see what the trail/roads were like. I had put my CX tires on the bike yesterday and removed/cleaned the cassette so, I went out...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,382
Posted By mjw16

Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to...

Tarwheel, you're right. At 43 the inability to get my legs to loosen up on cool/cold ride commutes is the most noticeable development in my ride. I find that I'm more tolerant of the cold but, even...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,382
Posted By mjw16

28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts...

28 F. never felt so good in fact, I wore shorts today. It was cold and, don't get me wrong, I hate cold weather but, it was much warmer than the last couple of days. I've worn shorts all but 3...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-14, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 150,382
Posted By mjw16

Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty...

Didn't ride today and am feeling kind of guilty about it. Actually, it's been 2 days. I made a 'go/no go" decision on Sunday morning when checking out the trail. It was still frozen/slushy in too...
Forum: Commuting
11-27-13, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,653
Posted By mjw16

My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a...

My ride started off fairly enjoyably, it was a balmy 40 degrees and dry when I started out. I ditched the long pants and was comfortable in shorts, a long shirt and, winter jacket. I stopped to...
Forum: Commuting
11-22-13, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,768
Posted By mjw16

That's what she said. Can't believe I was...

That's what she said.

Can't believe I was the first to think of it.

Classic.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,534
Posted By mjw16

I'm sorry to here about your accident and the...

I'm sorry to here about your accident and the severity of your injuries, hope you feel better soon. I've been fortunate never to have been so seriously injured, I consider it and what I would do in...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By mjw16

This year was my 6th. It was my first century...

This year was my 6th. It was my first century too and is so fun that it's become a tradition with me/several friends. I always do the Assateague route and have only missed one year due to injury. ...
10-24-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 798
Posted By mjw16

Seagull Century 2013 Crash at Mile 11-Are you alright?

Kind of a shot in the dark here but, I was wondering if the girl who went down hard at about mile 11, of this year's Seagull Century was ok. You were riding a black/orange Orbea and went down hard...
10-02-13, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By mjw16

In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is...

In the previous response I meant 33x17, this is where I run into problems, with the existing 33x16 combo everything works as it should.
10-02-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By mjw16

I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. ...

I can adjust the bottom bracket, it works fine. It's just that with 33x16 gearing and, a longer chain (since the existing chain is too short to work with the 17t cog) it doesn't adjust enough to...
10-02-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By mjw16

Help With Upgrading Cog

I have an IRO model 19 (eccentric bottom bracket) and am currently running a 33 by 16 drivetrain. This gearing has proven a little too tall and I'd like to lower it a bit. I tried a 17 tooth rear...
09-07-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 152,031
Posted By mjw16

Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then,...

Went to the farmer's market, a coffee shop then, the playground with my wife and son this morning. Both my wife and I have been commuting for years and often run errands on our way home, however...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-13, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By mjw16

Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post I...

Quote Originally Posted by mjw16 View Post
I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-13, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By mjw16

I just rode with 2 French students, they needed...

I just rode with 2 French students, they needed help getting from DC to Old Town, Alexandria. I chatted w/ them and rode them across the 14th Street bridge before we parted ways. I'm now wondering...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,653
Posted By mjw16

Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4...

Today wraps up my second "all ride week" in 4 months. I was laid off at the end of March but returned to work 4 months later, resuming my normal riding routine. During my layoff I managed to...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4,068
Views: 117,653
Posted By mjw16

Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt...

Cold, about 28 F, but, not terrible. I felt great with shorts and minimal layering up top. I finally replaced my hole-riddled gloves and that made a big difference. I felt strong and hammered in,...
Forum: Commuting
12-05-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,476
Posted By mjw16

My knees can get a little creaky too in cold...

My knees can get a little creaky too in cold weather. Keeping them warm is paramount. I like to take as hot a shower as I can and wear full length pants in temps below 35F. I ride out slowly then...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Spivonious, yes, it would have been my fault. I...

Spivonious, yes, it would have been my fault. I was crossing, in a crosswalk, againts the light. Even though it was early, with little to no traffic, I know better. My dissapointment is with my...
Forum: Commuting
10-10-12, 06:19 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Well, it finally happened to me, I got hit by a...

Well, it finally happened to me, I got hit by a car this morning. All things considered I was very lucky, other than a little soreness in my left knee and lower back, I sufferend no real injury. I...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Nice and cool, really felt invigorated compared...

Nice and cool, really felt invigorated compared to July/August weather. I probably could have used arm warmers or, a long sleeved shirt this morning but, I pushed hard and warmed up quickly so, I...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-12, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Took it easy this morning, had a tooth extracted...

Took it easy this morning, had a tooth extracted yesterday and, due to the soreness and not wanting to disturb the precious blood clot (which, apparently leads to a painful "dry socket"), have been...
Forum: Commuting
07-19-12, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Humid. I've been at work, dressed/rinsed off,...

Humid. I've been at work, dressed/rinsed off, for over an hour now. I'm still sweating...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,599
Posted By mjw16

A couple of years ago I had an encounter with a...

A couple of years ago I had an encounter with a driver where I, while pointing/talking with him, tapped the passenger side window as he rolled it up. This was the result of him racing up to my wheel...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 784
Posted By mjw16

Recently I dragged an old Peugeot road bike home....

Recently I dragged an old Peugeot road bike home. Wheels wouldn't roll and, I couldn't hang it over my shoulders or, otherwise, hang it off me/the bike. I held on to it w/ my left hand and my bike...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-12, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By mjw16

Change my signature: I thought about that. It...

Change my signature: I thought about that. It means that when I go I want to have left it all on the field, not having been afraid to try new things, not attempt to die doing stupid things :-)
...
Forum: Commuting
05-01-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By mjw16

I was heading West, across 14th Street. And,...

I was heading West, across 14th Street. And, I've seen so many cars racing to catch the light or, simply blowing through it without regard for whomever may be in the cross walk that I'm usually...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 821
Posted By mjw16

Close Call Today

On my way home, at 14th and Constitution, I had a pretty close call. I had ridden down the sidewalk to the intersection where I typically cross 14th Street when I ran into a couple of co-workers. ...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 07:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,961
Posted By mjw16

I was able to park in my cube for about 18...

I was able to park in my cube for about 18 months, the guards actually encouraged it as opposed to using the rack in the parking garage. So, I'd wheel my bike right in the front door, to the...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 420
Posted By mjw16

Yes, congratulations! I'm closing in on 10 years...

Yes, congratulations! I'm closing in on 10 years of year round commuting, May 15th, I think. I'll post here with my reflections on my experience. Keep it up.
Forum: Commuting
04-26-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 296,142
Posted By mjw16

BigDaddyPete, tell me about your saddle bag. ...

BigDaddyPete, tell me about your saddle bag. I've been looking for something vintage looking, in canvas, about that size.
04-17-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By mjw16

I lost 22+ lbs and gained considerable leg...

I lost 22+ lbs and gained considerable leg strength. Has been very rewarding and made a huge difference on the bike, especially mountain biking. I'm closing in on my target weight (a weight I...
04-11-12, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By mjw16

fietsbob, they may have used too little grease...

fietsbob, they may have used too little grease when they built the bike. Either that or, the Liqued Wrench obliterated most of it. I was finally able to remove the bb cartridge yesterday. I...
04-10-12, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By mjw16

Awesome. And, awesome. Thank you both for the...

Awesome. And, awesome. Thank you both for the info and links. I just checked w/ one of the companies and they list what I think is the EBB that I'll need at $21. Now, to get some calipers on mine...
04-09-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By mjw16

IRO eccentric bottom bracket replacement

I cannot remove the bottom bracket cartridge in my IRO Model 19, the 29er mtb they produced for about 6 months :) It seems to be hopelessly stuck and I'm only succeeding in stripping the cartridge...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

The best commute in a long, long time-I'm still...

The best commute in a long, long time-I'm still pumped four hours later. I hit the road pumping hard as I was underdressed and wanted to warm up quick. I thought I'd wear down, slow after a while...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,987
Views: 93,360
Posted By mjw16

Nice ride in this morning, it was nearly 60F. I...

Nice ride in this morning, it was nearly 60F. I wore shorts, a short sleeved shirt and, my rain jacket and, luckily, missed the worst of the rain-I heard it was a real downpour. Just switched to a...
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