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04-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By peterws

Unexpected training for some . . .

Love the hills where I live. Always had hills. So I now head, as do some newly unemployed worthies, for them every day insted of heading doen the cycle track to the Gym. Roads are quiet, cycle...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By wphamilton

I've got a feeling that some of these changes...

I've got a feeling that some of these changes we're experiencing now are going to be permanent. Since my work function has no real reason for an office, other than oversight, I doubt that I'll be...
Forum: Commuting
04-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I have been working from home for going on a...

I have been working from home for going on a month now. I only took a few days off because I was waiting for parts to ride the velo, and it was too cold for the 2 wheel bent.

I just 'ride home' in...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Archwhorides

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour...

I got out at lunchtime today for a fast hour between rainy spells, I'm out of shape after 2 1/2 weeks, but it feels good.

Two benefits in this "new normal" (lots of negatives):

I don't need...
Forum: Commuting
04-02-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By GUMK

Iím working remotely until this whole thing blows...

Iím working remotely until this whole thing blows over, just completed my first week of Ďsubstitute commutesí (in the back garden with a turbo trainer for the same time I would normally commute).
...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Bizman

Today I came up with the idea that even though my...

Today I came up with the idea that even though my life and work is shut down I will still commute to my work to see if it’s opened back up yet, yes loaded with everything I normally would take, this...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By noisebeam

I also need a purpose or others to chase to get...

I also need a purpose or others to chase to get me out riding. Just heading out solo for no reason and no real route just doesn't work for me.

So I've been riding half-way to work and back home...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Miele Man

I often find that my get-up-and-go has...

I often find that my get-up-and-go has got-up-and-left. Whenever I'm able to force myself to go for a ride out into the country (only about ten minutes from home) I'll ride for about 6 kilometers and...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By wsgts

Same

Same
Forum: Commuting
04-01-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Archwhorides

I'm in the same boat - my commute was my daily...

I'm in the same boat - my commute was my daily organizer, fitness, gumption fix, and mental health break. I need a whole new discipline now.
03-31-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Slightspeed

Nice little 16 mile ride to the post office this...

Nice little 16 mile ride to the post office this morning on the '73 Super Course. I took a couple mile gravel detour around Chatsworth Park. Mid to high '70s temps, wild flowers are amazing, and the...
Forum: Commuting
03-31-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By rumrunn6

the more you do it, the fewer teeth you'll need...

the more you do it, the fewer teeth you'll need :D

reminded me, I used to have a nemesis hill that I got better at over time. then I switched bikes & had to battle that darn hill again, but I...
03-31-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,054
Posted By canklecat

Depends on the terrain. Rippled pavement or...

Depends on the terrain. Rippled pavement or gravel might make waves impractical. Will a wink and a pinky waggle do?

This guy waved to the nice people. Look what happened to him.
...
03-29-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By Doug64

Try this: Remove tube and check for leaks...

Try this:

Remove tube and check for leaks by immersing the tube in water, and also check valve stem.
If leak is found, patch it.
Check the inside of the tire to make sure there is not...
03-29-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Slightspeed

Trying to ride to stay healthy, we did a 4 rider...

Trying to ride to stay healthy, we did a 4 rider social distance ride yesterday. 26 miles, from Moorpark, CA, over the hill to Simi Valley and back. It was a great day to ride, and we all needed to...
03-28-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Durockrolly

Cruising North Las Vegas today.

Took a real nice ride today!
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Looks like a good starting point!...
03-28-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By alo

Submerge it in water, and see where the air is...

Submerge it in water, and see where the air is coming out.
03-27-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By Slightspeed

I had a great 15 mile solo ride today up in the...

I had a great 15 mile solo ride today up in the hills above Porter Ranch, CA, just north of L.A. If anybody remembers the big gas leak of a few years ago, this is right at the gate of the gas company...
03-26-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By spelger

Totally Aero

Riding on bricks must be hard...up hill...

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03-25-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,162
Posted By mjac

Had A Good Ride Today

Had a good ride today,the regular morning Rec Ride at Sunrise on the Lake. The air was clean and crisp with just enough breeze to keep you cool without having to fight it. Cloud cover blocked out the...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By RoadKill

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to...

Great keeping at it! I wish that I was more in to bikes back when I lived in the Springs.
s that Quail Lake? Back in the 90's I worked just up the hill at Quantum in the old Cray building.
03-23-20, 06:00 PM
03-22-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Bassmanbob

I've been training for this moment for so long...

I've been training for this moment for so long...
03-22-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By AndreyT

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Another piece of undeniable evidence that the government knew! They set all this up...
03-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By cb400bill

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03-22-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By Brocephus

"Social distancing" during club rides......

It CAN be done !!! :D

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03-22-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By flangehead

Baskets

I've been hauling large grocery loads on the rack for over 10 years without any problems. I do inspect my rack and connections, and I avoid heavy shocks (chuck holes, curbs):
...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Hamstring

My first commute will be April 6th. That's when...

My first commute will be April 6th. That's when we'll be allowed back to work, on a reduced schedule.
My commute will be 14.5 miles. Nothing to sneeze at afaic. Wish me luck.
Honestly, the...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By noglider

It's interesting that different places are...

It's interesting that different places are handling things differently. I'm very pleased that my governor (NY) has waived all fees in county and state parks. We should go out and get fresh air.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 602
Posted By noglider

In time, you will have calibrated thumbs.

In time, you will have calibrated thumbs.
03-20-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By CliffordK

Latte... giving up on the little shrews. ...

Latte... giving up on the little shrews.

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We have a rule that if you...
Forum: Commuting
03-20-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 712
Posted By Lionheart

Hey everybody, it went fine. My new Power Grip...

Hey everybody, it went fine. My new Power Grip pedals need to be a little tighter, and I could still use a few more teeth on that big cog, but the tiny commute went very well. The first one's the...
03-19-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By woodcraft

The thong of seat bags, just need a tramp...

The thong of seat bags,

just need a tramp stamp to go with...
03-18-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By Lazyass

I turned 52 last November and rode 52 miles.

I turned 52 last November and rode 52 miles.
03-17-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By Darth Lefty

Commputing starting Thursday. My job is...

Commputing starting Thursday.

My job is calling it "telework" which is not the same word or words most people use. Thought that was weird. I mean, not as weird as... everything
03-17-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,576
Posted By rhm

Taking some time off, not exactly by choice

You guys still commuting... to work?

I'm not, until further notice... maybe in April things will start to stabilize and I'll go back. But going in and out of NYC every day started to seem...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By KC8QVO

Gave my Dahon a workout today.

Just a hair over 60 miles today. No problems with the load.

It was a wet start to the ride but it dried up between 12:00-1:00 and was fine the rest of the day, but cool. I don't think it got above...
03-17-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By NoWhammies

Sorry for your loss BobbyG I hope, when you're...

Sorry for your loss BobbyG I hope, when you're ready, you will welcome another cat in to your life.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By CliffordK

A couple of things. If you have secure parking,...

A couple of things. If you have secure parking, then the bike doesn't have to always go with you. Can you bring the bike up to your office if you choose to leave it overnight? So take the train home,...
03-16-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By CommuteCommando

You've never lived til she tosses a hairball into...

You've never lived til she tosses a hairball into your shoe.
03-16-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 661
Posted By BlazingPedals

If it were me, I'd get a steel frame for loaded...

If it were me, I'd get a steel frame for loaded touring. Steel may flex too; but the stress cycle for steel is effectively infinite, while in the case of aluminum, flex WILL eventually lead to...
03-16-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Gyro

Sorry for your loss. I've loved and lost seven...

Sorry for your loss. I've loved and lost seven during my lifetime.
03-16-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Steve B.

Bobby, so sorry to hear this. I always smile...

Bobby, so sorry to hear this. I always smile when somebody states "dogs are so much more affectionate".

We know different.
03-16-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By rumrunn6

Oh dear what a cutie. So sorry for your loss....

Oh dear what a cutie. So sorry for your loss. Wishing you strength right now & nothing but the best memories. A final act of service to return a lifetime of your love & affection
03-16-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By Theypeedonmyrug

BobbyG, it really does break my heart to read...

BobbyG, it really does break my heart to read about your lovely kitty. I love kitty cats, Iíve been through what youíre feeling more than once. Iím sorry you lost such a beautiful creature.
...
03-16-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By kissTheApex

So sorry to hear that BobbyG. Coming back from...

So sorry to hear that BobbyG. Coming back from the vet with an empty carrier was an extremely hard thing for me to do. I can imagine what you are going through. :(
03-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By TiHabanero

Something about a touring rig

Took the touring bike out for it first spring voyage of the year. Been riding my road bike and the change of pace between the two is noticeable, and I really like it. Slower paced bike, slacker seat...
03-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By greatscott

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a...

Barbecue covers work great too and cheaper that a bike specific cover.

Have you looked at all the options to storing a bike inside? Here are various ways you could store a bike, those pics show...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,005
Posted By wphamilton

good question, and if it's android and set up...

good question, and if it's android and set up with Google you don't even need an app
https://www.google.com/android/find?hl=en&u=0 to locate the phone, at least to the point where the battery is...
Forum: Commuting
03-14-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,005
Posted By Koyote

I've got nothing to add for the OP...But I feel...

I've got nothing to add for the OP...But I feel compelled to compliment you. It's rare that anyone on the internet ever acknowledges a weakness, a mistake - even though we all make them.

Keep you...
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