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02-24-09, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By LanceMach

I'm in WC and would love to get a ride in, but I...

I'm in WC and would love to get a ride in, but I think the weather is going to be awful. If not this weekend, then soon. There are plenty of routes, so again, if we get rained out this weekend,...
Forum: Commuting
02-13-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,257
Posted By LanceMach

I converted two people I work with. When one of...

I converted two people I work with. When one of them got his bike stolen (for the third time at the same BART train station that I go to), I gave him one of my bikes to use. All three of us have...
02-13-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,003
Posted By LanceMach

I can't commit for sure, but I'm going to try and...

I can't commit for sure, but I'm going to try and make it. So far I'm 1 for 1 (batting 1000, which is roughly 987 points better than my little league batting average!).

Just be sure to order up...
02-10-09, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By LanceMach

OK, who needs to use the potty again before we...

OK, who needs to use the potty again before we head back? :roflmao2:
02-10-09, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By LanceMach

Big Thank You to the B&B Show for putting this...

Big Thank You to the B&B Show for putting this on. Too bad I couldn't stay for the BBQ, but I had to ride home from there (another 15 miles), putting me right about my limit at this point (53 miles...
02-08-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,174
Posted By LanceMach

Late addition! I'll be riding down from Walnut...

Late addition! I'll be riding down from Walnut Creek to hook up with "all y'all". Can't stay for the eats afterwards, but looking forward to the ride.

Woo Hoo!!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,204
Posted By LanceMach

I voted yes - most bike thieves are too lazy to...

I voted yes - most bike thieves are too lazy to go out in the snow!
Forum: Commuting
01-30-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,133
Posted By LanceMach

Done! Good Luck.

Done! Good Luck.
01-30-09, 10:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,077
Posted By LanceMach

This is a great idea!! Count me in for as many...

This is a great idea!! Count me in for as many as my schedule allows.

And THANKS!!
01-13-09, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By LanceMach

I've tried several different methods for taping...

I've tried several different methods for taping Open Track runs in my car and by far the best and most convenient was using my digitial still camera. My Panasonic DMC-FX07 gave much better results...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-09, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By LanceMach

I'm in a different part of the Easy Bay, so I...

I'm in a different part of the Easy Bay, so I can't help you on your question, but you might try posting in the NorCal forum. Lots of commuter folks over there as well.

Welcome to the Bay Area!
Forum: Commuting
01-03-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,646
Posted By LanceMach

Another one bites the dust! I bought a road...

Another one bites the dust!

I bought a road bike a few years ago, unsure if I would like it as much as I remembered. That's led to me commuting to the train station by bike every day. I have two...
Forum: Commuting
01-02-09, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By LanceMach

I'm guessing you already decided yes or now, but...

I'm guessing you already decided yes or now, but I'll add my two cents anyway!

I have a bike locker at the BART station (train) and I love it.

First off (and this doesn't really apply in your...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 11:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,040
Posted By LanceMach

+1 for the helmet mount on the SuperFlash- I have...

+1 for the helmet mount on the SuperFlash- I have one on the seat post, but I use the one on my helmet: much more visible (I zip tied it through the rear vents - I don't even know it's there). I...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 609
Posted By LanceMach

Will the superflash mount to odd places like a...

Will the superflash mount to odd places like a rack support rail?

The SuperFlash (my favorite) comes with a mount that is meant for anything about the size of seat stays. Depending on the size...
Forum: Commuting
12-12-08, 10:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,654
Posted By LanceMach

BE the Fred

BE the Fred
Forum: Commuting
11-20-08, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By LanceMach

I pay $30 a year for mine at the BART train...

I pay $30 a year for mine at the BART train station and I think it's a great deal. I wouldn't be thrilled, but I would pay $90 if I had to: I leave one pannier on the bike, as well as my SuperFlash...
Forum: Commuting
10-17-08, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By LanceMach

I second the camera idea, except I would video...

I second the camera idea, except I would video tape it once and then try to take a pic the next time. Most digital cameras have fairly good video capabilities - I bought a cheap table top tripod and...
10-17-08, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By LanceMach

Kind of depends on what part of Concord you're...

Kind of depends on what part of Concord you're in.

Check out this site (http://www.bikely.com/listpaths/srchkey/concord%2C+ca/country/254/region/126) to find routes that others have uploaded (this...
10-16-08, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By LanceMach

I had my bike stolen from right in front of the...

I had my bike stolen from right in front of the station agent's booth at Lafayette on the day I finally got a locker (I got a call from BART and literally had my check in the envelope ready to mail -...
09-19-08, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By LanceMach

Happy Birthday!! A little early, but I'm starting...

Happy Birthday!! A little early, but I'm starting to forget things.

Really friggin old? Somehow I doubt that: I'm getting long in the tooth (yeah - I only have one left), but my wife still asks...
09-16-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By LanceMach

I'm in - they put me in the 17th wave (right...

I'm in - they put me in the 17th wave (right behind the unicycle, but in front of the one-legged rider on the 40 pound recumbent). I'm hoping to break six hours this time...

Actually, I've never...
09-11-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By LanceMach

"Some of the bike riders are not the best when it...

"Some of the bike riders are not the best when it comes to dealing with vehicles..."


Gee, thanks Officer - let's just reinforce the idea that we're asking to be run over. Hey, if the cops feel...
Forum: Commuting
09-05-08, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By LanceMach

I would second the advice to check out the local...

I would second the advice to check out the local forum (http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=235) here on BF.

I have a very short commute (3 miles each way) to Lafayette BART and I have a...
Forum: Commuting
08-15-08, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By LanceMach

I agree with pretty much everything said here:...

I agree with pretty much everything said here: I'd think something in the range of $100-$150 would be reasonable, but I wouldn't go much over that (and I go ga-ga over old steek bikes - particularly...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By LanceMach

We have had a commuter benefit for several years....

We have had a commuter benefit for several years. It lets us pay for transit passes or parking with pre-tax dollars. We use WageWorks (http://www.wageworks.com/) to adminster the plan and have...
07-09-08, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By LanceMach

Here's my free advice (and worth every penny!). ...

Here's my free advice (and worth every penny!). I'm not familiar with either bike specifically, but just some general thoughts:

You can get a used bike off Craigslist for $100 or more, but then...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,657
Posted By LanceMach

Planet Bike Superflash + 1 WARNING!!! ...

Planet Bike Superflash + 1

WARNING!!!

What nobody will tell you is that, when you get this little gizmo, your first instinct will be to point it at your face and fire it up. DO NOT DO THIS!! ...
07-02-08, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,174
Posted By LanceMach

Well, my name is Lance and the car I always...

Well, my name is Lance and the car I always wanted was a Mach One. I used the handle LanceMach on a couple other forums, so I used it here as well. Side note - I did end up getting my Mach One (a...
Forum: Commuting
06-26-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By LanceMach

Here in SF we have a name for people like that -...

Here in SF we have a name for people like that - "PsychoLady" (my coworker lived in the same building as one - The TreeLady - who, in addition to being a PsychoLady, is actually a Psychiatrist!) ...
Forum: Introductions
06-20-08, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By LanceMach

Welcome to the forum - got your PM and sent a...

Welcome to the forum - got your PM and sent a reply. Take care of that wrist and let's catch a ride in August before you get back in shape (that way I may not look too bad!!).

Be sure to check...
06-20-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,287
Posted By LanceMach

Thanks for the Public Service Announcement! ...

Thanks for the Public Service Announcement! :thumb:

I take a look at my tires pretty much every time I go up Diablo, but this will make me be even more vigilent!
06-19-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 766
Posted By LanceMach

New laws for bikes in the works?

The MTC is studying the possiblity of changing state law to allow bikes to coast through stop signs and to allow us to ride through red lights after a brief stop. I tend to be very safe during my...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 04:08 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,974
Posted By LanceMach

Regular unleaded is over $4.50 where I live (SF...

Regular unleaded is over $4.50 where I live (SF Bay Area). I just paid about $4.70 for Super Unleaded.

I can remember when I was a Refueling Technican (aka pump jockey) and gas was approaching...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By LanceMach

If you can get a locker, that's the best solution...

If you can get a locker, that's the best solution (I have one at Lafayette BART - $30 a year and well worth it).

I used to lock up right in front of the station agent booth - until my bike was...
06-11-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By LanceMach

Mid-thirties? Dude, you should be wearing...

Mid-thirties? Dude, you should be wearing prescription cycling glasses! I just turned 46. However, I have two teens (one of each flavor), so, in parent years, I'm actually 84. :p

Of course, if...
06-10-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By LanceMach

Yeah, the "Oh My God!" was Matt, our instructor. ...

Yeah, the "Oh My God!" was Matt, our instructor.

The file is a quicktime movie
06-10-08, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By LanceMach

Gee3 is cutting corners

Literally cutting corners (maybe a little TOO close! ) :eek:

There was a bike clinic on basic handling skills, climbing and descending this past Sunday (June 8th).

I thought the class was...
06-09-08, 09:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,551
Posted By LanceMach

Yer all a bunch of young punks! I bet your knees...

Yer all a bunch of young punks! I bet your knees don't even hurt today (I gotta find more time to practice hills).

Sucks getting old, but it sure as hell beats the alternative!

I had a great...
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By LanceMach

Unit 7 to Command - the infection is spreading,...

Unit 7 to Command - the infection is spreading, our plan is a success!! :roflmao2:

It IS very addicting, isn't it? I started about a year ago and yesterday I had to drive to the train station...
06-05-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,789
Posted By LanceMach

No charges? That's disgusting - what if it had...

No charges? That's disgusting - what if it had been two children in a stroller? Do you think the result would have been the same?

I just wrote to the DA's office and to my Supervisor (I'm a...
06-05-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By LanceMach

What if...

If it takes me 2 hours, do I get 2 t-shirts?

Every time I've ridden up (only to the junction so far), I start from home (near Pleasant Hill Road and Olympic Blvd in Walnut Creek - just over 10...
06-04-08, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By LanceMach

Mt. Diablo Challenge - Registration is open!

:thumb:

Registration is open for the Mount Diablo Challenge in October.

Mount Diablo Challenge Home Page (http://www.savemountdiablo.org/Bike%20Challenge/MountDiabloChallengeHome.htm)
Forum: Commuting
06-03-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,096
Posted By LanceMach

No good can come of this... Oh gotta go -...

No good can come of this...

Oh gotta go - new deal coming up!! :p
05-30-08, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By LanceMach

There's also a flea market in Concord at the...

There's also a flea market in Concord at the drive-in on Solano Way right off Highway 4 every weekend. Not sure if there are any bikes, but just FYI...

Anyone here remember actually GOING to a...
05-23-08, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 843
Posted By LanceMach

I climbed out of bed this morning -that's gotta...

I climbed out of bed this morning -that's gotta count for at least 20K, right? Wait, before you answer - it was before 4:30.

Now how much would you pay? Don't answer yet, because if you call...
05-15-08, 11:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,551
Posted By LanceMach

Say Thanks to Gee3!! I was wondering how to...

Say Thanks to Gee3!!

I was wondering how to say thank you to the organizer of this class when it dawned on me that it was sitting right in front of my nose!

If you want to show your...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-08, 09:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By LanceMach

MUP = Multi Use Path (i.e., walking, jogging,...

MUP = Multi Use Path (i.e., walking, jogging, biking trail).
Forum: Commuting
05-08-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,955
Posted By LanceMach

Thanks a bunch for the tip! I just got the two I...

Thanks a bunch for the tip! I just got the two I ordered and one is now zip-tied to my helmet and I gave another to my neighbor/friend who often commutes by bike as well (he had some tiny thing that...
05-08-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 37,759
Posted By LanceMach

Redspoke, I have two older mountain bikes...

Redspoke,

I have two older mountain bikes (no suspension) that I have used for commuting, but I have since found the perfect bike (another older bike - love the old steel bikes!). Anywho, the two...
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