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Forum: Foo
05-03-07, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 57,831
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

God bless...hopes & prayers are being sent from...

God bless...hopes & prayers are being sent from CH...

Tom
Forum: Commuting
05-03-07, 03:12 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 28,253
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

A) Occupation 1. IT Services/Engineer at a...

A) Occupation
1. IT Services/Engineer at a university in Switzerland
2. Indoor Cycling instructor at a university in Switzerland (side effect of commuting...<g>)

B) Commuting Distance
...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-05, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

golly. Now I'm missing the Burke too. ...

golly.

Now I'm missing the Burke too.

When did you ride them? I used to work/manage the ASUW bike shop back in the day. Also did a bit of wrenching at Wright Bros.

Take care,
Tom
Forum: Commuting
02-24-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,846
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

18.5 km one way. Thank goodness I'm...

18.5 km one way.

Thank goodness I'm commuting again...too much snow, felt like a real l00ser not riding...at least I got to lead some indoor cycling/spinning classes.

The sun goes down at 18:00...
Forum: Commuting
02-12-05, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I'm partially blind in my right eye, I've got...

I'm partially blind in my right eye, I've got about a 25% loss of vision in the lower left quadrant of my right eye.

Basically, if you're acustomed to it, it's not really that much of a problem....
Forum: Commuting
01-27-05, 03:41 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,367
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Cyclist Collision occured as the car...

Cyclist



Collision occured as the car was turning left in front of me into a gas station



Cyclist was in bus lane, two laned trafic was present. No turn lanes were present.
Forum: Commuting
01-25-05, 08:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

yup. Velo Plus is the way to go. Getcher...

yup. Velo Plus is the way to go.

Getcher Nokians right here! (https://www.veloplus.ch/shop/artikel_detail.asp?grp=320)

Closer to you than to me...

ya hoser...<g>

Get the W106...
01-24-05, 05:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

nokians mix with ice. 'nuff said. Heal up...

nokians mix with ice.

'nuff said. Heal up well!
Tom
Forum: Commuting
01-22-05, 03:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I can relate! Had some 40-50 mph winds on...

I can relate!

Had some 40-50 mph winds on the way home last Thursday...ended up driving in to work on Friday...I managed to cross the fine line between really steenkin' unpleasant over to really...
Forum: Commuting
01-22-05, 03:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,519
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

They work peachy fine. I just put them on when I...

They work peachy fine. I just put them on when I think that the weather warrants it, then leave them until it's time to switch to my road bike.

I love my Nokians. They have reduced the incidence...
01-22-05, 03:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Reverend gets bills paid

A Bellvue Pastor got pushed off his bike training for the STP (Seattle to Portland) and sued the people who pushed him off (from a car), winning his court case.

More here
...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-05, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,838
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Golly, really? I get mistaken for a Christmas...

Golly, really? I get mistaken for a Christmas Tree, a flying Saucer, a Tractor, or a really, really small truck...

However, I don't think I've been mistaken for a motorcycle...yet. I *have* been...
12-06-04, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

cool picture! Is your SS not a fixie? ...

cool picture! Is your SS not a fixie?

thanks,
Tom
12-03-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

The main reason why I'm loathe go fixie is that...

The main reason why I'm loathe go fixie is that I've got some biggish hills on my commute...and I'd hate to have to go REALLY REALLY slow in order to keep my legs from spinning off. Mind you, I used...
11-15-04, 04:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Snowballing your Freewheel

Hi all,

Had a snowy ride last Saturday, and ended up "Snowballing" my freewheel. "Huh? What'sat?" Well...when the perfect storm of wet, rainy snow and cold hits you, and your freewheel is fairly...
10-29-04, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

how do they perform? Depends on the engine...

how do they perform? Depends on the engine driving them, but to answer the question that you wanted to ask <g> they're fine. As long as they are Nokian...I've ridden them almost every day, no...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-04, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

that's SWITZERLAND...<g> I stay off the...

that's SWITZERLAND...<g>

I stay off the paths as a rule...just go too fast. Cars, are however, much nicer here than back home...

happy trails,
Tom
Forum: Commuting
10-25-04, 02:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 892
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

back when I was wrenching bicycles...and was a...

back when I was wrenching bicycles...and was a student (i.e. my time was worth NOTHING) I had a zebra bike (black with white reflective stripes) and a tiger bike (orange with black reflective...
10-22-04, 04:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I'd seriously consider getting a ViewPoint from...

I'd seriously consider getting a ViewPoint from Bilenky http://www.bilenky.com/viewpnt.html

My wife swears by our CounterPoint...

let me know if you have any questions!

Tom
Forum: Commuting
10-12-04, 08:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,186
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

on my 37 km/23 mi commute I carry pump/patch...

on my 37 km/23 mi commute I carry

pump/patch kit
tire irons
multi-culti tool
water bottle
cell phone
wallet
pda
thera-band
09-16-04, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I love my Burley rain jacket...and I use neoprene...

I love my Burley rain jacket...and I use neoprene shoe covers...and have two pair of shoes to be able to dry one pair out when it's wet,wet,wet.

When it's really bad, I have Burley pants, but...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 05:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

TJ: Good that you maintained (some) control....

TJ:

Good that you maintained (some) control. This morning, I (almost) got cut off by a truck...just raised my index finger (no, not THAT one) and gave the "naughty,naughty" gesture, (works in...
Forum: Commuting
09-16-04, 05:11 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,667
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

seeing as how I rode in this morning, I give up...

seeing as how I rode in this morning, I give up and just throw on a rain jacket, and just ride.

If it snows, I put on more clothes, and give up and ride...if it snows a lot, then I take the train....
Forum: Commuting
09-14-04, 07:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

well...duh...<g> Actually got a nice 30...

well...duh...<g>

Actually got a nice 30 minute ride out of my doctor...I had to wait to get ultrasounded, and I had a nice 30 min ride in the sun instead of sweating in the waiting room...it gets...
09-09-04, 02:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

you're riding fixies through the winter. I'm...

you're riding fixies through the winter.

I'm not worthy.

I'm hoping to get a Rohloff built up for a super commuter...I'd love to fixie in, but I'm worried about premature death issues...

you...
09-09-04, 02:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

cheap, good, low-resistance pick two. ...

cheap, good, low-resistance

pick two.

Schmidt's hub generators rock. They are, however spendy.

I've used a bottle generator successfully as well. I used to use the Sanyo Dynohub (under bb...
09-09-04, 02:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,978
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Hi, I use a Metal Hallide HID along with a...

Hi,

I use a Metal Hallide HID along with a Schmidt Hub generator/Busy light with circa 3-4 Vista Lights in the back. On my head there's a Lupine Halogen, and I usually have a blinkey in the front...
09-01-04, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,172
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Hi Orion...you don't have to do 1) if you're...

Hi Orion...you don't have to do 1) if you're willing to carry a cell phone to call the sag wagon. Seriously, however, you should always carry a pump/patch kit with you (not to mention the cell to...
09-01-04, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,013
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Hi Pat, I'd seriously recommend you think...

Hi Pat,

I'd seriously recommend you think about getting a CounterPoint/ViewPoint for your daughter and yourself.

She'll be in front of you, and she'll be more comfortable as well...

You can...
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 05:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,727
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

drafted a boat...I love it...I'd forgotten that I...

drafted a boat...I love it...I'd forgotten that I had a chance to do that too this summer!

cheers,
Tom
Forum: Commuting
08-31-04, 05:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,727
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I had a great draft off a APC back when I got...

I had a great draft off a APC back when I got married here in Switzerland...the tail gunner kept waving me off, but it was a great way to ride at 30 mph w/o sweat!

Buses are nice too, but aren't...
Forum: Commuting
08-11-04, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

clean? hmmm... Save your Bike? hmmm... ...

clean? hmmm...

Save your Bike? hmmm...

SAVE YOURSELF! Get yourself a pair of Nokian w106 tires (search BF on this, you'll see what I've written on them) and you'll be much happier. They last a...
08-09-04, 06:26 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,999
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I'm sorry to hear about your wife, hope she heals...

I'm sorry to hear about your wife, hope she heals quickly.
I'm impressed with your videy vid vid setup, looks cool.
I'd like you to obey the traffic laws, which might help prevent having to use the...
07-23-04, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Good start. (i.e. realization that stoker(s) are...

Good start. (i.e. realization that stoker(s) are ALWAYS right.

Take a test ride on a normal tandem. Take a test ride on a *NICE* normal tandem. Attempt to take a ride on a ViewPoint tandem (see...
Forum: Commuting
07-01-04, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

<...stuff deleted...> :D Are you sure...

<...stuff deleted...> :D

Are you sure about the 25 kph+? <just reading what I just wrote>(feeling reeely reelly stoopid...) I thought you were writing about going 25 mph (assuming that you were...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-04, 02:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,283
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

ha ha ha...there's a biggish hill which slows me...

ha ha ha...there's a biggish hill which slows me down on the way in...ergo 32-34 in, and 28-30 out (back home)

Of course, the fact I'm going IN to work and going OUT home might have something to...
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,165
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

about 18.6 km one way (about 70% of your...

about 18.6 km one way (about 70% of your commute...) 16 one way is a EXCELLENT commute length, imho.

enjoy.
Tom
Forum: Commuting
06-28-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,283
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

circa 20 Min on Autobahn - Suzuki 1100 GSX/F ...

circa 20 Min on Autobahn - Suzuki 1100 GSX/F (circa 40 km)
circa 25 Min on Autobahn - VW Type 4 Bus
circa 34 Min in / 29 Min out - Trek 5200 (37 km)
circa 1.5 Hour - SBB (Swiss Train & Foot)
...
06-22-04, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,833
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

1. Buy a pair of Nokian w160s. 2. Mount them. ...

1. Buy a pair of Nokian w160s.
2. Mount them.
3. Ride them.
4. Be thankful that it's cold in Finland.
5. At some undefined time in the future, goto 1 above (I've had mine three years, they still...
06-22-04, 04:19 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,095
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I've crashed in races, helmet fine, no head...

I've crashed in races, helmet fine, no head injury.
I've had friends do likewise.
I've been hit by a car, helmet totalled, minor head injury (impact damage, head/brain saved due to helmet lossage)...
06-16-04, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Guess that I can ...er... produce enough sound...

Guess that I can ...er... produce enough sound AND make my irritation known...it's not like I "said" anything, just yelled "HEY!" at parade strength. I know what you mean, however... :D

have fun,...
06-16-04, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

A smallish factoid for you... I was booking...

A smallish factoid for you...

I was booking home on last Friday, and two (12ish) year olds decided to hop off into the road in front of me as I closed in at roughly 40-45 kmh (24ish mph)...I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-04, 04:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,799
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Um...so much snow that cars start sliding....

Um...so much snow that cars start sliding. Otherwise, ice, no problems (thanks to nokian) Hail? Hurts, but can be ridden through...thunderstorm? Bike's carbon <g> Rain? Rain is. Wind? Makes you...
06-10-04, 03:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Get well soon, and I'd perhaps do a re-think...

Get well soon, and I'd perhaps do a re-think about the lawyer thing. Sorry to hear about your crash!

Take care,
Tom
Forum: Commuting
05-19-04, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,094
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

How do you take the hill GOING DOWN? I'd love to...

How do you take the hill GOING DOWN? I'd love to have my fixie back together, but I don't want my legs to come off going DOWN the hills.

thanks in advance,
Tom
Forum: Commuting
05-19-04, 04:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,094
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I usually leave it in the big ring (53) for most...

I usually leave it in the big ring (53) for most of my riding in the summer. In the winter, I usually have it in the big ring (48) although I'm thinking of altering my mtb to a pure commuter and...
Forum: Commuting
05-14-04, 03:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

Depends on how many miles/kms you've got in your...

Depends on how many miles/kms you've got in your legs/butt. That being said, I tend to ride 5 days/week hard... :rolleyes:





If you're riding a MTB, this will speed you up w/o slowing you...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-04, 05:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

for all you computer geeks & geekettes out there

I've found the solution to your inability to work on your laptop on the commute to work...find one of these, and just ride with them!

http://magicbike.net/about.html

VERY cool.
Forum: Commuting
05-04-04, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,579
Posted By Tom_The_Bikeman

I used to until my dentist special died. :eek: ...

I used to until my dentist special died. :eek:

I've got one ordered, just waiting. On our tandem, I've got a h-bar mounted, but glasses/helmet is better for commuting, IMHO.

it's nice to be...
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