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Forum: Commuting
01-15-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By ConvertedRunner

DC cycling commute video

I haven't done one of these in awhile.

http://vimeo.com/18821940
Forum: Northeast
10-22-10, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks. I'm trying to get from Anacostia to...

Thanks. I'm trying to get from Anacostia to Georgetown tonight. I found this rather basic looking map online (although I like the picture pop-ups -...
Forum: Northeast
10-22-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,069
Posted By ConvertedRunner

DC Question - Key Bridge

For any DC commuters out there...

I haven't really been west on the bike path that is just south of the Jefferson Memorial (not the Mount Vernon Trail, but the other one...). What's the name of...
Forum: Commuting
10-21-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks, I definetely was inspired by your...

Thanks, I definetely was inspired by your work...I used to spend quite a few weekends in New Orleans (I grew up in Jackson, MS) and have enjoyed your videos immensely.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,900
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Meh, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I for...

Meh, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I for one am a big fan of plain, simple designs and muted colors.
Forum: Commuting
10-20-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Cool. I'll yell out, "Hi Turbineblade!" as well...

Cool. I'll yell out, "Hi Turbineblade!" as well because people already think I'm crazy riding around DC with a video camera strapped to my helmet anyway. :)
Forum: Northeast
10-19-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 60,018
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Very poetic. The city can be a sad place. The...

Very poetic. The city can be a sad place. The wife and I were at City Sports on 19th the other day and were in a pretty happy mood. As we left and I was unlocking our bikes a homeless man stood...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Actually, I just moved here a few months ago, so...

Actually, I just moved here a few months ago, so I don't have much to compare it to. I did move from West Texas though where most of the roads are paved with chip seal, so everything here has been...
Forum: Commuting
10-19-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Another DC commute (VIDEO)

From Southeast near the ballpark to Capitol Hill, then across town to Dupont Circle. Ride is an '09 Novara Express with flat pedals. I had just purchased a Bern Brentwood commuting helmet, so this...
Forum: Commuting
10-13-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I used lived in the DC area in the mid-90s but...

I used lived in the DC area in the mid-90s but wasn't a cyclist then. Now, I'm married, have a kid, live in the District, and do probably 90% of my trips via bike. In fact, when I came "scouting"...
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I'm still pretty new to the area and kind of...

I'm still pretty new to the area and kind of finding my way around. I'll try it out, thanks!
Forum: Northeast
10-08-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 60,018
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Washington Monument to Crystal City:...

Washington Monument to Crystal City: http://www.vimeo.com/15651293
Forum: Commuting
10-08-10, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Washington Monument to Crystal City, VA (VIDEO)

Not as death defying as Joey's last video, but it does combine Conan music with one of the best urban bike paths in America.

http://www.vimeo.com/15651293
Forum: Commuting
09-25-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By ConvertedRunner

The bike is a ghosty color, was made in the 80's,...

The bike is a ghosty color, was made in the 80's, and I got it in DC.
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Another DC bike video

Dupont Circle to GWU. Nothing special about the ride other than I still don't know where I'm going half the time, I just know that the numbered streets go up from east-to-west and the alphabet...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,408
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I had my Felt RXC mountain bike stolen at GWU a...

I had my Felt RXC mountain bike stolen at GWU a few weeks ago. I was also kicking myself for having such a nice bike in a high property crimes area....anyway, I was only in the building for 30...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Hey, just let me know. Like someone else hinted...

Hey, just let me know. Like someone else hinted at, I of course was influenced by Joey Brooks and his awesome videos of riding in the Nawlins. I'd love to get a pack of urban cylists in DC together...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

My normal route is very similar to that, although...

My normal route is very similar to that, although I head north at the Washington Monument before I get to the Jefferson Memorial. I'll have to try that out, thanks!
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 05:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

The song is called "Logistics" and it's from a...

The song is called "Logistics" and it's from a military video game called ARMA-2. The company that made the video game was the same one that made Operation Flashpoint back in the day. Both games...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 05:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

The way I rode it, it was about 8 miles. If I...

The way I rode it, it was about 8 miles. If I take the most direct route it tends to be about 6. The camera is an Drift X170 (non-HD).
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks. Yeah, I don't think I had ever been to...

Thanks. Yeah, I don't think I had ever been to that intersection before, so it was an intuitive choice to hit the sidewalk. I still have some kinks to work out with the filming - the horizon isn't...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

It definetely wasn't an official bike path. I...

It definetely wasn't an official bike path. I just moved to the city and am still learning my way around. As far as my safety consciousness goes...I say "passing on your left" and "thank you" to...
Forum: Commuting
09-24-10, 06:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

rogwilco - Yeah, that's the Frederick Douglas...

rogwilco - Yeah, that's the Frederick Douglas Bridge which connects Anacostia to DC proper. It's part of an offical bike path now, but it's considered multiuse. I rarely see pedestrians on it.
...
Forum: Commuting
09-23-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,402
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I have the best commute ever...

http://www.vimeo.com/15241639#
Forum: Northeast
09-23-10, 10:06 PM
Replies: 765
Views: 60,018
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I moved to DC a few months ago and have been...

I moved to DC a few months ago and have been commuting to GWU from Anacostia. I finally recorded a typical commute (for the record, I'm not the guy in the picture above with the Ipods stuck to his...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,333
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Are you going to be parking your bike outside at...

Are you going to be parking your bike outside at all? If so, don't spend anymore than $150 on a commuter. Find a 20-year old MTB with no suspension on craigslist, put some slicks on it, and it...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-10, 06:59 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 60,018
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Where in DC is this shark? ...

Where in DC is this shark?


http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr147/Rod_Smith/bike/DSC03403.jpg
Forum: Northeast
04-04-10, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Back from my trip, when I have time sometime this...

Back from my trip, when I have time sometime this week I'll provide a trip report about the guy from West Texas who got off the plane at Reagan International and biked around DC for three days. It...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-10, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By ConvertedRunner

HA, thanks! I've lived in some pretty rough...

HA, thanks! I've lived in some pretty rough places in my life, I'll try try and project a thug-like image.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I just purchased the Gotham2

I expect to get it in the mail next week. I bought it because I don't want to drive in DC at the end of the month when I go for a 3-day trip. I figure I'll pack it, break it out when I get out of...
Forum: Northeast
03-14-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks for all the great info. We'll be in DC in...

Thanks for all the great info. We'll be in DC in August hell or high water, my wife is getting stationed at Bolling. We're both very excited to rejoin civilization!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-10, 08:12 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 55,834
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I just bid on one on Ebay. If I win it, I'll...

I just bid on one on Ebay. If I win it, I'll give a full review once it arrives.
Forum: Northeast
03-14-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks, I'm a little intimidated to be...

Thanks,

I'm a little intimidated to be moving to DC. I've been living in West Texas for the last four years (remember the story the summer before last about the raid on the Fundamental Latter Day...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-10, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Question for DC cyclists

I'm flying to DC on 30 March for a 31 March interview for grad school at GWU. I'll be flying into Reagan and possibly staying on Bolling AFB (my wife is USAF). My question is, do I need to rent a...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-06, 08:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,861
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Where do you live? Just so I know never to move...

Where do you live? Just so I know never to move there...doesn't sound like a good place to ride.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-06, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,676
Posted By ConvertedRunner

One thing I noticed about the group shot...no...

One thing I noticed about the group shot...no really fat people.
08-14-06, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,928
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Thanks for all of the help. BTW, my original...

Thanks for all of the help.

BTW, my original link didn't work...here is the pic of the bike:

http://www.feltracing.com/06/06_mtb/rxc/index.html
08-13-06, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,928
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Felt Mountain Bikes?

I'm a roadie who has a tremendous amount of product devotion to Felt. After tooling around on a low-end Trek for a few years, I upgraded to a mid-performance Felt and have had nothing but good...
Forum: Commuting
05-16-06, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I would do it all in one day. My train of...

I would do it all in one day. My train of thought here is that the prevaling winds here in Texas are primarily from the West, so I would have a little bit of a push. I would use my Felt F80 and...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-06, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Research sources for a 200 mile bike ride...

Hey everyone. I started commuting to work about three weeks ago. I average about 3 days a week for the bike commute...sometimes I have to bring in equipment that just won't fit in my backpack.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-06, 09:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,739
Posted By ConvertedRunner

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Too many...

I wouldn't worry about it too much. Too many times I've let stupid comments from motorists ruin perfectly good outings. Not anymore.

If you weren't breaking the law then you have nothing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 05:53 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 130,537
Posted By ConvertedRunner

http://members.cox.net/bcpasso100/Lemond1.jpg ...

http://members.cox.net/bcpasso100/Lemond1.jpg

This is my West Texas-Wind Cutter...a 2004 Lemond Buenos Aires. I just put the Specialized Pro Tires on and I love them.

Uhm, how do I make the...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By ConvertedRunner

THanks man...I didn't even think about leaving my...

THanks man...I didn't even think about leaving my lock at the same place everyday...but that is what I'm going to be doing.

Ben
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Wow, thanks...I didn't even think of that one...I...

Wow, thanks...I didn't even think of that one...I will be parking it in the same place everyday...

Thanks again,
Ben
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Looking of a good, small lock...

I'm thinking about using my second most-favored road bike to start commuting. I work on an Air Force base and am not really too worried about theft. However, there is still always that distinct...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Small Lock Needed

I'm thinking about using my second most-favored road bike to start commuting. I work on an Air Force base and am not really too worried about theft. However, there is still always that distinct...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By ConvertedRunner

What are your ex's initials? I might know her...

What are your ex's initials? I might know her...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 10:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Yep...I'll be teaching Arabic. Escaped the...

Yep...I'll be teaching Arabic. Escaped the Goodfellow thing for 15 years now but they finally got me. Actually, I'm kind of looking forward to it now that I'm older and my idea of a good time is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By ConvertedRunner

Let me guess...you are at Fort Meade now and were...

Let me guess...you are at Fort Meade now and were at Goodfellow...

I was last stationed at Goodfellow in '91 after Monterey. Am at Langley AFB now....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By ConvertedRunner

From Virginia to West Texas

Hi all,

I'm moving this Fall...from the Tidewater Virginia area (Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk) to San Angelo, Texas. Basically, I'm going from one of the most congested areas in...
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