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Forum: Commuting
04-30-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By Biker Rick

I work for one of the hospital systems here in...

I work for one of the hospital systems here in the Orlando area and brought it to our HR director's attention in 2009. It took about 6 months and signatures from God himself in blood, but it is...
Forum: Commuting
08-23-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,882
Posted By Biker Rick

I have been riding an Allegro 1 for over 4 years...

I have been riding an Allegro 1 for over 4 years now. I upgraded from my beater bike because it just kept having too many mechanicals. I road the bike for about a month and broke a spoke. Bummer! ...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-12, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By Biker Rick

Fenders!!! Because it's probably urine:lol:

Fenders!!! Because it's probably urine:lol:
Forum: Commuting
01-19-12, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Biker Rick

I had an older Vistalite (does anyone else still...

I had an older Vistalite (does anyone else still use these??) that was stolen off my bike that was locked in a stairwell. They left the battery and cord, just took the lamp. I was prepared to...
Forum: Commuting
10-20-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Biker Rick

Here in the Sunshine State we are getting our...

Here in the Sunshine State we are getting our first cool weather of the year. We hit a low of 55 in the Orlando area. Got to wear my jacket for the first time this morning.

I enjoy riding in...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-11, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Biker Rick

"a little rain"

Living in the "sunshine state" we have to get used to riding in afternoon thunder storms. A little rain...sure...50,0000 volts...I don't thinks so. Call for ride. Live to ride another day.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By Biker Rick

There is a "Bike Bus" that goes out to UCF most...

There is a "Bike Bus" that goes out to UCF most every morning. The idea is someone starts from the downtown area and heads that way. You join in with others along the way and there is a group by...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Biker Rick

I also find that I don't drive as fast and don't...

I also find that I don't drive as fast and don't drive as aggressively. Certainly my behavior towards cyclists has changed having been one. I also notice that I usually drive the same roads that I...
Forum: Commuting
08-01-11, 08:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,120
Posted By Biker Rick

Dude, I've been commuting by bike in the...

Dude,
I've been commuting by bike in the downtown Orlando area for 3 years now and agree with others that you need to review the great information at Commute Orlando.

I started as a sidewalk...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-11, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,508
Posted By Biker Rick

We have a man in our commuting group that likes...

We have a man in our commuting group that likes to fish local lakes. He carries basic tackle and rod/reel on his bike. He calls himself the urban angler and wears a full beard, but works the other...
Forum: Commuting
06-25-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Biker Rick

My company promotes cycling to work as a big...

My company promotes cycling to work as a big health initiative and just released a notification that bike racks will be installed at all the parking facilities (3 parking garages). It may not be a...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,481
Posted By Biker Rick

Partner in suffering

Dude, I'm in Orlando too and it has been brutal. We're not even in the dog days yet!

I find drinking ice water will help cool your core so you can cool down faster. I work at one of the two...
05-30-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Biker Rick

I bought one of these last year from my local...

I bought one of these last year from my local Batteries Plus store. They were rebuilding the rechargeable battery that I use as a primary and I saw that one. I bought it as a backup light and liked...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-11, 04:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,147
Posted By Biker Rick

About 3 years ago, shortly after starting to...

About 3 years ago, shortly after starting to commute by bike, I had 3 ladies behind me at a traffic light. The windows were down and I heard laughing. When I glanced back the lady in the passenger...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,293
Views: 168,111
Posted By Biker Rick

Getting bloody hot here in the Sunshine State. ...

Getting bloody hot here in the Sunshine State. 86 degrees with winds out of the SSE at 5-10. Sounds good until you factor in the humidity.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Biker Rick

You go Omen7288!! I only have 4-5 miles one way....

You go Omen7288!! I only have 4-5 miles one way. Sometimes I stretch it to 7 if I take a round-about way. Been doing it for 3 years and lost 30 lbs. Haven't really calculated my cost savings. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-30-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,190
Posted By Biker Rick

I live in Central Florida. If you follow the...

I live in Central Florida. If you follow the news it seems like it has been open season on cyclists in the past few years. I would say that I get buzzed 1-2 times per week.
most of my ride is on...
Forum: Commuting
04-29-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 22,801
Posted By Biker Rick

Just bought some new Giordana "strada" gel gloves...

Just bought some new Giordana "strada" gel gloves today. Very comfy. I've only worn them on the ride home. I hope they're nice. I shredded my last pair in a crash on my last century ride.
Forum: Commuting
04-29-11, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Biker Rick

I feel like such a woosie...I live in Orlando, FL...

I feel like such a woosie...I live in Orlando, FL and put on tights, jacket and full gloves when it drops below 40. You guys are hardcore!!
Forum: Introductions
04-29-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By Biker Rick

New to the forum

I just found this forum and appreciate the experience that everyone brings. About myself though...
I started commuting 3 years ago when gas was over $4/gallon on an old Huffy full suspesion...
04-24-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,965
Posted By Biker Rick

I had a motorist try to take me out on purpose (I...

I had a motorist try to take me out on purpose (I felt the wheel well of his trailer rubbing my left leg) I followed him and called the cops. I was told by the dispatcher that it would be "hearsay"...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-11, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By Biker Rick

mini toe clips

I use the mini toe clips mentioned above and have used them even a couple of century rides. It doesn't take much practice to get in and out of them. Even if I miss, I can use the other side of the...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Biker Rick

Since I ride in Florida, I don't have to worry...

Since I ride in Florida, I don't have to worry too much about cold and wet. It is usually just wet. I don't wear glasses. I wear contacts and have not had a problem even is a steady rain. People...
Forum: Commuting
04-12-11, 07:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,660
Posted By Biker Rick

I would say most weeks I do go to work everyday...

I would say most weeks I do go to work everyday on bike. If I do miss a day, I run errands by bike for she-who-must-be-obeyed on weekends, so I think that makes up for it.
Forum: Commuting
04-09-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By Biker Rick

I work for a large hospital system in Orlando....

I work for a large hospital system in Orlando. They talk the talk about wanting their employees to be healthy. I asked the HR director to to put her money where her mouth was and she did. (it helps...
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