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02-12-16, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By BikingZombie

I biked, but I always bike. I think it was 7...

I biked, but I always bike.

I think it was 7 with a wind chill of -10 most of the day. Headwind in the morning and for a little bit on the way home.
Forum: Commuting
02-12-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,160
Posted By BikingZombie

I think it was a Real Feel of -9 today most of...

I think it was a Real Feel of -9 today most of the day. The headwind was annoying
02-10-16, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By BikingZombie

Apparently Anders Swanson decided there should be...

Apparently Anders Swanson decided there should be :)

Registrant ID: tumYNcxoQYNEMnf5
Registrant Name: Anders Swanson
Registrant Organization: Anders Swanson
Registrant City: Winnipeg...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,299
Posted By BikingZombie

Contigo as well. I don't like how it easily...

Contigo as well. I don't like how it easily accumulates road salt (yuck!) in the output, but the thing is tough :)

I've started keeping it in a pack, but that inserts risk of leaking at some...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-16, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,247
Posted By BikingZombie

Fun. The snow came down good and the wind was...

Fun. The snow came down good and the wind was whipping hard. I kept a good pace as able and really only had to put my foot down twice prior to when I hit the BIG snow drifts off the U of M Ag...
01-24-16, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By BikingZombie

I think you're pretty right with your thoughts. ...

I think you're pretty right with your thoughts. If I recall right the marathons had a good winter speed since they had a less aggressive tread. I feel like the gravdals (I have the 120tpi concave...
Forum: Commuting
01-24-16, 12:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By BikingZombie

Your personality and desire will drive this. ...

Your personality and desire will drive this.

I'm a fairly lazy individual. I know I don't have the discipline to work from home on a regular basis or hit a gym on a regular basis, so I NEED a...
01-23-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By BikingZombie

If I remember my tires right, and the site ...

If I remember my tires right, and the site (http://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_winter)backs my memory up, Schwalbe had alternating studs on two rows on each side of the...
01-23-16, 11:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,784
Posted By BikingZombie

Haven't found a limit yet, but I've not had to...

Haven't found a limit yet, but I've not had to ride in temps than -10F, not considering wind chill. It just has happened that in my biking to work it hasn't dropped below that.

It all rolls down...
01-23-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,626
Posted By BikingZombie

I doubt it will pass, or stand up to ANY court...

I doubt it will pass, or stand up to ANY court challenge, but the hate that is behind putting something like this up to vote is sad and scary :(

I feel bad for those that need to try to spread...
01-22-16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,185
Posted By BikingZombie

45Nrth Gravdal

45NRTH Gravdal (http://45nrth.com/products/tires/gravdal)


Third winter biking. Previous winters have been with the schwalbe marathon...
01-22-16, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,145
Posted By BikingZombie

Doubtful that anyone has even gotten to actually...

Doubtful that anyone has even gotten to actually test these to their limits so far this winter, but I'm certainly interested to hear people's thoughts on these if they've actually used them.
01-22-16, 06:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,234
Posted By BikingZombie

I lean in, but I'm a ******' rebel!!! ...

I lean in, but I'm a ******' rebel!!!

Seriously though, I run with the 45Nrth Gravdals and I don't need to slow down, much, when turning on ice. They ****ing rock :)

They skip around, just...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,465
Posted By BikingZombie

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9,186.39...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 9,186.39 (12,039.5 total) [215/215]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300.0 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
Atvar (Italy)...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,710
Posted By BikingZombie

I draw similarities between biking and hammock...

I draw similarities between biking and hammock camping. People will sometimes say that camping with a hammock is lighter than a tent, but that is usually not the case. Sure, the hammock is lighter,...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,263
Posted By BikingZombie

Echoing what I saw others answer I'll say that in...

Echoing what I saw others answer I'll say that in MN, Minneapolis to be specific, the laws state if you wait a "reasonable" amount of time you can just go through the light.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By BikingZombie

Another vote for the "yes, it makes a difference"...

Another vote for the "yes, it makes a difference" crowd.

I could immediately feel a ride difference & it was SUPER easy to fix a flat as I didn't have to fight that wire getting it rebeaded.

It...
Forum: Commuting
01-14-16, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,247
Posted By BikingZombie

Luckily there was a building nearby that allowed...

Luckily there was a building nearby that allowed me a safe place to work. I pulled the tube out, found a rip, but on a brief inspection of the tire in poor lighting found no foreign objects, so was...
Forum: Commuting
01-11-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3,369
Views: 122,247
Posted By BikingZombie

I think it was -7 when I left this morning, and...

I think it was -7 when I left this morning, and around 4 when I came home. On the way to work I realized I did not have my front derailleur honed in and I shifted the chain right off the small chain...
01-10-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By BikingZombie

Way to go! Love the selfie :) Forecast...

Way to go! Love the selfie :)


Forecast for tomorrow morning is -7. Looking forward to testing out my new gloves (45Nrth Sturmfist 4)
Forum: Commuting
01-09-16, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,457
Posted By BikingZombie

I hate to be a first posting negative poster, but...

I hate to be a first posting negative poster, but what are you looking for? Someone to out-trailer-park you?

i.e.

roashru: My bike is sooooo cheap.

Audience: "how cheap is it?"....
Forum: Commuting
01-05-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By BikingZombie

Glad you were so close to work. That could have...

Glad you were so close to work. That could have been a much more uncomfortable situation
01-03-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,995
Posted By BikingZombie

Get a stand that extends. Problem solved ;) ...

Get a stand that extends. Problem solved ;)

Though one could make the argument that we created stands that extend to deal with seatpost clamping stands. Whatever, HYOH (hike your own hike -...
01-03-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By BikingZombie

back pocket, front pockets, cargo pockets, ... I...

back pocket, front pockets, cargo pockets, ... I originally bought these so my normal jeans didn't get ripped up or get holes burned in then from my outdoor activities, but they have since become my...
Forum: Commuting
01-03-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By BikingZombie

Yeah, I agree he's far from a doofus. Sounds...

Yeah, I agree he's far from a doofus. Sounds like he's always had a little "let's just see where the road takes me" attitude, so I salute him in his endeavors. This is certainly a "let's see if I...
01-02-16, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By BikingZombie

I didn't take part in any posts to help you out,...

I didn't take part in any posts to help you out, but this is exactly why forums of this nature are so amazing. Congratulations on your new ride :)
01-02-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By BikingZombie

I too commute every day to work via bike & try...

I too commute every day to work via bike & try not to buy bike specific clothes as a point.

This likely won't be a mind-blowing detail, but my normal biking pants are actually a pair of Carhartts....
01-02-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By BikingZombie

Weird. My wife bought me a pair of their...

Weird. My wife bought me a pair of their midweights and I've been loving them for commuting. I also chatted with some other local bikers here that swear by them, so it could literally be the type...
01-02-16, 02:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,995
Posted By BikingZombie

^ what he said. You get what you pay for. Spend...

^ what he said. You get what you pay for. Spend the money on a quality stand so you only have to do it once. I bought a PCS-10 (http://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-10)...
12-31-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,719
Posted By BikingZombie

HAHA. That'd be funny to see, but here that...

HAHA. That'd be funny to see, but here that silence would just get you arrested for "impeding the ability of a peace officer to do their job".
12-31-15, 06:53 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,719
Posted By BikingZombie

Oh we have them, but someone is always...

Oh we have them, but someone is always advertising it somewhere. Whether you like it or not if you act as a vocal proponent/advertiser for it then you are an organizer of it and responsible for it. ...
Forum: Commuting
12-31-15, 06:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,546
Posted By BikingZombie

Hard parameters there, but you also don't...

Hard parameters there, but you also don't indicate (1) a riding style or (2) total distance biked. You a hard pusher or are you just letting life take you on its journey? Is this a 2 mile commute...
12-31-15, 06:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,719
Posted By BikingZombie

I agree with FBinNY here, at least on one point. ...

I agree with FBinNY here, at least on one point. Not sure what current laws exist in NC, but this certainly seems to be more in line with where I live (MN).

I, however, think for the group...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-15, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,070
Posted By BikingZombie

Buy then sell. The selling process can take a...

Buy then sell. The selling process can take a really long time if you're set on a price, and thus can drag on for 8-10 months. If your reason for buying is solid then it just makes sense to do that...
12-24-15, 07:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By BikingZombie

You're in luck! Sturmfist...

You're in luck!

Sturmfist (http://45nrth.com/products/softgoods/sturmfist-4)
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12-24-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,950
Posted By BikingZombie

If I'm going to a bar or somewhere where my bike...

If I'm going to a bar or somewhere where my bike will need to be out of my sight & not secure then I bring a Kryp U-Lock. 95% of my rides right now are to work, which has a secure bike room, so I...
Forum: Commuting
12-23-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,158
Posted By BikingZombie

Cold, rain and snow won't stop me, and today in...

Cold, rain and snow won't stop me, and today in Mpls we had two of those. It does suck to put wet clothes on at the end of a day, and if it's cold enough it's downright dangerous. I don't mind...
12-20-15, 07:25 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,111
Posted By BikingZombie

I hope you're right because my new studs need...

I hope you're right because my new studs need some ice time in Mpls and I already tossed the "well past their deathbed" dry condition tires a few weeks back.
12-19-15, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,190
Posted By BikingZombie

That's pretty funny. I think I've heard that...

That's pretty funny. I think I've heard that before, but it still made me laugh.




All U-locks are not made equal. You get what you pay for.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVjlumO9bWw
12-19-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By BikingZombie

Sad ending. At least he lived long enough to see...

Sad ending. At least he lived long enough to see grandchildren enter his life.
12-19-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By BikingZombie

I actually prefer yellow or red/rose tinted for...

I actually prefer yellow or red/rose tinted for low-light. It seems to make everything more clear than just "clear" lenses.
12-19-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By BikingZombie

What Are Your Winter Commuting Goggles?

I have a simple Giro par that I spent around $60 on a few winters back. They are fine for trail riding in winter, but now that I'm commuting via city streets, part of which being in downtown...
12-19-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,077
Posted By BikingZombie

I have some smartwool long underwear and have...

I have some smartwool long underwear and have been wearing them for a few winters. I switch between them and a patagonia synth blend that is a bit thicker, when it's colder. I haven't gotten...
12-18-15, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,357
Posted By BikingZombie

Haha. I was wondering if anyone else made that...

Haha. I was wondering if anyone else made that connection besides me :)
Forum: Commuting
12-16-15, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,439
Posted By BikingZombie

Thread...

Thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/1041229-cyclist-runs-into-train.html) on this story over in the safety (http://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-safety/)section
12-16-15, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,715
Posted By BikingZombie

In that same vein there's a bare frame locked to...

In that same vein there's a bare frame locked to a sign next to a bus stop within sight of the windows of Erik's Bike, Ski & Board Shop...
12-15-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,117
Posted By BikingZombie

The second time? Wow. I hope nobody points...

The second time? Wow. I hope nobody points fingers at the Metro with this one because there's **** all they can do. They have gates that block the street, flashing lights on the gates & over the...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-15, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,579
Views: 91,465
Posted By BikingZombie

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8...

augustgarage (CA) _________________ 8,556.8 (11,441.6 total) [198/198]
f1xedgear (NC) ____________________ 8,300 [200] 200-days goal achieved (12/11); any add'l is icin'
scroca (MT)...
12-12-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,877
Posted By BikingZombie

Charging for labor can be normal, I know a few...

Charging for labor can be normal, I know a few local bike shops that do that. They're facilitating the process and their piece of the process ensures the warranty is supported - this is how most...
12-11-15, 11:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By BikingZombie

nooo

nooo
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