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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Wow, while a bad situation all the way around, it...

Wow, while a bad situation all the way around, it was nice of the driver to stop and make sure you were ok. I don't think that would ever happen here in the States. Demonstrates to me the greater...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I'm about the size of the average 9 year old...

I'm about the size of the average 9 year old these days, and I think a Dahon would be great. The only thing to consider is the arm length needed to reach the handlebars. There is some adjustment...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-09, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Man, I feel like a total wimp. We had some snow...

Man, I feel like a total wimp. We had some snow here in DC, along with some pretty cold days (20s and 30s), and I've not been riding. Tomorrow is my first day back in the saddle.
Forum: Commuting
03-11-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,043
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I don't know if it works for men's suits, but...

I don't know if it works for men's suits, but with women's suits I have learned how to roll them up so that they don't get wrinkled. I even do it with dress shirts and I'm always relatively...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Well, that's sort of a shame. I mean, I am sure...

Well, that's sort of a shame. I mean, I am sure many of the guys have wives/girlfriends/sisters/etc who ask for cycling advice from time to time. I am going to surf over to the "Team Estrogen"...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 08:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Yeeessss!!!! When I first joined BF, I...

Yeeessss!!!! When I first joined BF, I immediately looked for a women's forum and was surprised to see there was none. How can we go about creating one?

Unfortunately, cycling has evolved for...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 07:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Yeah, that's what I've always heard and it makes...

Yeah, that's what I've always heard and it makes sense (I believe it has to do with getting injured; if you get injured while pregnant, you don't heal as well, so you don't want to start up anything...
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,645
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Nope, I rely on my ears as much as I do my eyes. ...

Nope, I rely on my ears as much as I do my eyes. My ears can tell me a lot about what cars are doing around me.
Forum: Commuting
02-09-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,483
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Bike Commuting While Pregnant

So, we want to have a baby and while we've got the whole "making a baby" thing figured out, I have yet to discover if it's possible to bike commute while pregnant. I threw this one out to my obgyn...
Forum: Commuting
02-08-09, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,167
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Small camelback, definitely. My friend uses one...

Small camelback, definitely. My friend uses one for her toddler on long training rides. They come in different sizes.
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 953
Posted By InfiniteRegress

That is awesome!!! I got my start "bike...

That is awesome!!! I got my start "bike commuting" when I was about her age too. Biked to school with my friend each day about 2 miles. That was way back in the 80s. I remember how cool it was...
Forum: Commuting
02-05-09, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,455
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Avoid the various Ziplock products. I've done...

Avoid the various Ziplock products. I've done that before and they break easily and end up leaking around the top. Go to your local camping store and invest in a good, leak-proof container. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-09, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I've actually found my smaller (20") wheels...

I've actually found my smaller (20") wheels easier to control on steel grate bridges. I think I feel more secure because I know I'm closer to the ground and therefore less likely to get hurt if I...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,996
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Ugh, I hate steel grate bridges. My commute...

Ugh, I hate steel grate bridges. My commute takes me along a little toe path that has one of these bridges and no matter what the conditions I always come close to wiping out. They are dangerous...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,724
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Fear is good. It keeps you alive via the use of...

Fear is good. It keeps you alive via the use of common sense. Embrace it, listen to it, and be thankful that you have it!
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,979
Posted By InfiniteRegress

My Dahon (speed pro tt) does not have folding...

My Dahon (speed pro tt) does not have folding pedals. There have been some instances, such as bringing the bike on a crowded commuter train, where I would have preferred to have folding pedals. ...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,198
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I've biked through some pretty dicey areas of DC...

I've biked through some pretty dicey areas of DC (Anacostia, the infamous Trinidad, Brookland back when it wasn't nice, and some fairly high-crime areas not too far from the Convention Center and...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,469
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I don't totally agree with this, as it has not...

I don't totally agree with this, as it has not matched my experience. I have a Dahon Speed Pro TT. Yes, folders in general require a bit more loving care than you would give a regular bike, as the...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,312
Posted By InfiniteRegress

+1. Shimano spds are (IMO) the best for...

+1. Shimano spds are (IMO) the best for commuting. I use the double-sided ones and love 'em. The best way to use clipless pedals when commuting is to pair them with shoes that are made for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By InfiniteRegress

This is anecdotal, but a cyclist I was talking to...

This is anecdotal, but a cyclist I was talking to who is about 6'2" said Bike Friday was the only option for someone his size. He claimed that the Dahon's just didn't work for his long legs. As...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I bring my folder on our local commuter train and...

I bring my folder on our local commuter train and subway frequently here in the DC area. With Metro, bringing on my folder at any time of day has been a breeze. I don't even use a cover (even...
Forum: Commuting
02-01-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,366
Posted By InfiniteRegress

+1 here. It's not the best, but as east coast...

+1 here. It's not the best, but as east coast cities go, it's pretty darn good. DC's bike infrastructure has improved dramatically over the past 5 years. Our Mayor is an avid cyclist himself and...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,680
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I decided I needed a new backpack for commuting...

I decided I needed a new backpack for commuting because my old North Face pack was just too big for my body. I went to Hudson Trail (our local outdoor store) and explained that I needed something...
Forum: Commuting
01-31-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,496
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I was with some people in Israel recently, one of...

I was with some people in Israel recently, one of whom looked very Arab (although he wasn't). Anyway, we were going through a checkpoint somewhere in the West Bank at about 1 AM. We proceeded...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,302
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Sometimes I feel safer in bike lanes and...

Sometimes I feel safer in bike lanes and sometimes I don't. It really depends on the overall conditions of where I'm riding. For example, in most bike lanes in DC, I don't feel safer because cars...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 726
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Yes, IMO. I've commuted with a laptop off and on...

Yes, IMO. I've commuted with a laptop off and on over the years. By far the safest option is a backpack. I keep my laptop in a padded foam sleeve and then in the additionally padded section of my...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,155
Posted By InfiniteRegress

For years before I needed a folder for my...

For years before I needed a folder for my commute, I used a Jamis Aurora cyclocross bike. I LOVED it. For me, the cyclocross design was perfect for commuting through DC and the steel frame felt...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,119
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I eat about the same whether I bike or drive. A...

I eat about the same whether I bike or drive. A lot of people I know who bike commute don't eat any differently.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-26-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I have a speed pro TT and commute a little under...

I have a speed pro TT and commute a little under that about 4 days/week on average. I've been doing this for about 9 months with the speed pro and, so far, it has held up very well. The speed pro...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-09, 09:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,714
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Thought I would share. I'm in the process of...

Thought I would share. I'm in the process of applying for a promotion in my agency. I'm active on the Bike To Work task force and this counts as major brownie points for promotion ability because...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-09, 11:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,674
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I started bike commuting when I was about 20. I...

I started bike commuting when I was about 20. I was heading out to work one morning when I discovered my car had died. I really needed to get to work for something important and decided to hop on...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,085
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I have several bikes but don't alternate based on...

I have several bikes but don't alternate based on weather. I use my folder anytime I bike in because I need a bike that I can take on public transportation. The weather here in the DC area isn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,865
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I have two other full size bikes, but my folder...

I have two other full size bikes, but my folder gets by far the most use. It's the only bike I can use for a commute that involves also taking public transportation. Even when I'm just running...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-09, 07:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,406
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Sawweeet! I love that 'new bike smell.'

Sawweeet! I love that 'new bike smell.'
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 07:46 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,156
Posted By InfiniteRegress

++1. Been here all my life and have never seen...

++1. Been here all my life and have never seen ANYTHING like this. Truly an amazing day. :beer:
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Lucky you. I've been commuting daily up until...

Lucky you. I've been commuting daily up until tomorrow. We had some snow here and the streets and MUPs I ride on are covered in a nice sheet of ice. I checked them out today and they are just not...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Actually, I have done this and highly recommend...

Actually, I have done this and highly recommend it!! I had a series of sinus infections (5 in a row) about three years ago. The doc kept putting me on antibiotics and I kept getting worse instead...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I was sort of kidding. The DC allergy thing has...

I was sort of kidding. The DC allergy thing has always been a joke because a lot of people who relocate here (which is about 90 percent of the DC-Metro population at any given point) develop bad...
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,259
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Sounds like it could have been a fun, impromptu...

Sounds like it could have been a fun, impromptu bike race!
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,057
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I don't use fenders. I don't like the extra...

I don't use fenders. I don't like the extra weight. I would recommend wearing different pants into the office and then change when you get there.
Forum: Commuting
01-20-09, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Everyone in the DC Metro area has allergies. ...

Everyone in the DC Metro area has allergies. It's all these darn trees. I actually find that on really bad days, I feel BETTER when bike riding. I guess it's all those endorphins that act as...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,852
Posted By InfiniteRegress

For women, there is some evidence pointing to a...

For women, there is some evidence pointing to a correlation between the use of deodorants with antiperspirants in them and breast cancer. It is still theory at this point, and likely has to also do...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I would buy a used bike that is of more reputable...

I would buy a used bike that is of more reputable quality. Check out your local bike stores; some carry decent used bikes that are fixed up and ready to ride. IMO, a WalMart bike isn't going to be...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,180
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Great video! Nicely covers all the necessities...

Great video! Nicely covers all the necessities of winter cycling, and I love your Dahon. BTW, what is the really bright light you have on the rear? I heard "Light Bright" but couldn't hear the...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,177
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I think I will join you!

I think I will join you!
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 11:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,852
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I've tried just about every product on the...

I've tried just about every product on the market. There has been some speculation that deodorants cause breast cancer in women, so I tried to avoid them, but to no avail. I have found that using...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,156
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Every year, the Tuesday before Halloween. The...

Every year, the Tuesday before Halloween. The actual race starts at 9pm, but the fun usually begins around 7 with street parades and all sorts of fun. Dress warm or drink heavily, it's usually cold.
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,491
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I'm not using a mirror currently, but have used...

I'm not using a mirror currently, but have used them in the past on my road bike and definitely liked the increased field of vision they offered and ability to see what was coming up behind me. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,731
Posted By InfiniteRegress

I second that motion!!

I second that motion!!
Forum: Commuting
01-19-09, 09:12 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,177
Posted By InfiniteRegress

Thank you for your response. It was very...

Thank you for your response. It was very informative and helpful. However, while I understand some cops are just bracing/preparing themselves for a little 'tude from the cyclists they interact...
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