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Forum: Commuting
07-07-08, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,004
Posted By margoC

I'd like to do something like that to my jamis...

I'd like to do something like that to my jamis nova!
07-03-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,309
Posted By margoC

Around here if you want something other than a...

Around here if you want something other than a strick road bike (a more touring geometry) you are directed towards the comfort bikes. There is no grey area. Sure they make them, somewhere. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,660
Posted By margoC

Yeah, my commute is short and it's easier to ride...

Yeah, my commute is short and it's easier to ride my bike than to walk, esp with my knees.

You really have to put some effort into riding to make it an exercise.
Forum: Commuting
07-01-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By margoC

The look like the locks that are sold with guns....

The look like the locks that are sold with guns. I have a whole box of them.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

I used to believe that more accidents happen on...

I used to believe that more accidents happen on mups and sidewalks but it seems like all the accident threads are about accidents on the road. I know around here all the deaths are road riders.

I...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By margoC

Thanks for the tip!

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Commuting
06-29-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,613
Posted By margoC

I have the topeak rack and trunk bag, the bag...

I have the topeak rack and trunk bag, the bag fits into a rail built in the rack. They are perfect for my needs but I am not so sure about the durability of the fold out bags. I will know more later...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By margoC

I have a raliegh international with 700X23 tires,...

I have a raliegh international with 700X23 tires, a jamis nova with 700x30's (I think) a mongoose hilltopper (an older model when mongoose was mongoose) and a specialized expedition geezer glide....
Forum: Commuting
06-25-08, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,978
Posted By margoC

I love the rain.

I love the rain.
Forum: Commuting
06-24-08, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,576
Posted By margoC

And this is why I get all upset at the sidewalk...

And this is why I get all upset at the sidewalk riding threads. Bike commuting is very differant than recreational riding (the fast kind). After riding in traffic for years I won't do it anymore...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,113
Posted By margoC

That article doesn't make any sense. I have...

That article doesn't make any sense. I have ridden motocycles and bicycles, plus a few other risky hobbies and the bicycle wrecks have been way worse. Then I read in threads here about folks that...
06-23-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By margoC

That's kind of what I was thinking as well. When...

That's kind of what I was thinking as well. When we went to the biltmore house last fall there was a variety of tours you could do. I had just had knee surgery so any kind of getting around was...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,113
Posted By margoC

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By margoC

Riding my road bikes is becoming more difficult...

Riding my road bikes is becoming more difficult with time because of my degenerated disks in my neck, and also whatever I did to my shoulder. I hadn't ridden at all in over a year then out of guilt...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-08, 10:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By margoC

See, that's the stuff I like to hear. It's true...

See, that's the stuff I like to hear. It's true that a road bike is more effeciant but if someone is very out of shape or has ortho problems it will not be comfortable and sit in the garage just as...
06-20-08, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 74,976
Posted By margoC

My electra townie looked good, it was black with...

My electra townie looked good, it was black with the black fenders, the 700c model. But I found that the forward postioning made it very difficult to pedal, something you can't tell just riding...
06-20-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,924
Posted By margoC

I could not get used to riding my townie electra...

I could not get used to riding my townie electra so I traded it for a specialized expedition, the new model. Not having my legs under me made it really hard to pedal. I have ridden the explorer 13...
06-19-08, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By margoC

Thanks for the replys. I knew the bracket was to...

Thanks for the replys. I knew the bracket was to hold it together but did not understand why the redundant wrench thing, I've never had that issue on the road. It didn't come with instructions, none...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

I rode on the sidewalk as much as possible today...

I rode on the sidewalk as much as possible today on the way home. We had severe thunderstorms and the roads were flooded. The sidewalks were about the only dry land. IT WAS AWESOME!!!ONEONE111 I LOVE...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,318
Posted By margoC

My nova: ...

My nova:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c390/gitarmac/bikes/cockpit21.jpg
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,535
Posted By margoC

I had a townie electra I got for short rides and...

I had a townie electra I got for short rides and so my friend would ride with me but the forward postioning was not doing it for me, I could not raise myself off the pedals. Also I got the one with 3...
Forum: Commuting
06-19-08, 07:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,965
Posted By margoC

I also commuted on a serous road bike in the late...

I also commuted on a serous road bike in the late 70's. I think it was serious anyway, it was a viner frame, some of the components were better than others, I replaced parts as needed with better...
06-18-08, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By margoC

dissapointed in park multitool

Actually I guess it's probably OK, but I thought I was getting the MTB3 but I really got the MTB7. I was after the pedal wrench but I didn't get that one dangit!!!! I already have an alien tool so...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By margoC

You can ride on the base usually. There is a big...

You can ride on the base usually. There is a big loop around it and the traffic is not bad. I live near the rio road gate (by the savannah mall) so I go in there. There is a group of older folks that...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:36 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

beer bottle whizzed by his head - hardly his...

beer bottle whizzed by his head - hardly his first run-in with a hostile motorist.

Again, he was lucky.

"There have been stories of people getting hit upside the head with a beer bottle," said...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,083
Posted By margoC

I have had close calls many times by cars passing...

I have had close calls many times by cars passing me then turning in front of me. A bicyclist should ride like they are invisible, regardless of where they are.


Just a few weeks ago, maybe...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By margoC

I also have the topeak, it fits into a rail on my...

I also have the topeak, it fits into a rail on my topeak rack. It has side pockets that have panniers. You unzip them and the bags come out. I don't care for the shoulder strap, it seems too short...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 07:13 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

All sidewalks do not go by buildings, when people...

All sidewalks do not go by buildings, when people here state that they ride on sidewalks I just assume that it's a long lone sidewalk with no people on it. We have plenty of those around here, I'll...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

:lol: I noticed several threads today about...

:lol:

I noticed several threads today about run ins with motorists. Eventually some of these people will figure out you cannot win a battle with a vehicle that weighs tons more than you.


...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-08, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By margoC

The reason the roads look like they do is there...

The reason the roads look like they do is there is a lot of marsh around here and the roads can't go through them. The veterans parkway is a high speed limited access freeway type road so you can't...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

Seeing as how cars are many tons larger than you...

Seeing as how cars are many tons larger than you it is only common sense to assume they do not see you, just as you would on a motorcycle.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

God only knows why you are riding a bicycle.

God only knows why you are riding a bicycle.
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

Exactly! For the record, in my younger...

Exactly!

For the record, in my younger idealistic days I too used to be a purist, well maybe not to the point of getting my bowels all in an uproar over someone doing something that did not...
Forum: Commuting
06-17-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 6,687
Posted By margoC

Maybe you should just mind your own business...

Maybe you should just mind your own business unless you are a pedestrian and being crowded by bicyclists.

Here is some news for you, cars already don't think we belong on the road, one more...
06-16-08, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By margoC

When I first started seriously riding some of my...

When I first started seriously riding some of my riding pals had brooks. I got one and it was indeed very comfy.

Later on when I took riding back up I could not find a comfy saddle and got a...
06-16-08, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,043
Posted By margoC

I started at 3 or 4 with a tricycle. I have been...

I started at 3 or 4 with a tricycle. I have been biking ever since. I know several women my age that do not know how to ride a bicycle. I don't understand how you can go through life like that. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 02:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By margoC

Hi from savannah!! I don't know any good way to...

Hi from savannah!! I don't know any good way to get where you need to go. I'll keep an eye out for you when I am driving.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By margoC

Specialized expeditions come in a step through...

Specialized expeditions come in a step through frame but I think they are refered to as "womens" bikes.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-08, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By margoC

I don't have one but was looking at one, the...

I don't have one but was looking at one, the local bike shops did not stock that one and I wound up with a specialized expedition instead.

I got a topeak rack and trunk for mine. The rack has a...
06-15-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By margoC

Might not be what you are looking for but I...

Might not be what you are looking for but I picked up a specialized expedition, which I guess is a comfort bike. I have been unable to ride do to ortho problems and got this one to ride the short...
06-15-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 80,029
Posted By margoC

Specialized expedition. I can't put wt on my...

Specialized expedition. I can't put wt on my shoulder for who knows how long, I can actually ride this bike, and it's fun! I went for a longer ride today (13 miles) than I had intended when I got the...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By margoC

I am sort of back in the saddle as well, I added...

I am sort of back in the saddle as well, I added a "comfort" bike to my stable but it allows me to ride without putting wt on my shoulder.

It's kinda nice to be able to see. I first tried a...
06-15-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,621
Posted By margoC

I thought it was my computer, glad to hear it's...

I thought it was my computer, glad to hear it's not.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 06:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,482
Posted By margoC

I have noticed in the past when I would take only...

I have noticed in the past when I would take only one pannier with me you could hardly notice the difference. Also, if you sit in an upright postion that's just more weight on your butt. I guess it's...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,579
Posted By margoC

Here ya go

Kickstand - check
upright postion - check
baggy shorts - check
helmet with brim - check
platform pedals for sneakers - check


I wasn't even trying in this one. I still have some lights and...
Forum: Commuting
06-15-08, 11:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,482
Posted By margoC

I just installed a topeak trunk bag. It has...

I just installed a topeak trunk bag. It has handles on a couple sides plus a detachable shoulder strap in case you want to carry it like that. It also has two fold out panniers in case I need more...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-08, 08:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,600
Posted By margoC

Some of y'all need to be famileriized with the...

Some of y'all need to be famileriized with the concept of "fred". A bike with bags does not qualify as a fred bike in my book. I just got a specialized explorer recently, I will post a pic tommorrow...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-08, 10:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,182
Posted By margoC

I just got a specialized expedition and am...

I just got a specialized expedition and am curious as to what I look like on it. I went for the longest ride I have been on in over a year today, after commuting my few miles to work, and it was...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,779
Posted By margoC

Oh crap!!! :twitchy: I guess I need to learn to...

Oh crap!!! :twitchy: I guess I need to learn to read.

I did read the part about him passing you on the left, I got this image . . I couldn't figure it out.


sorry. :o
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 06:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,264
Posted By margoC

It sounds worse than it really is, nobody is on...

It sounds worse than it really is, nobody is on the sidewalks and I am barely crawling along in those spots. It's about 2 miles to work, I get there more or less the same time if I ride fast or...
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