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04-01-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,477
Posted By dbikingman

I've been using mapmyride app. I haven't...

I've been using mapmyride app. I haven't imported maps, but I believe it has that ability. It does map your ride.

On the ride you can see time, distance, speed. There are other functions you can...
03-26-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By dbikingman

I would lean more towards the Cruiser if you are...

I would lean more towards the Cruiser if you are just starting riding. I think the riding position would be more enjoyable and it is a sturdier bike. This is assuming the wheels are in good...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,744
Posted By dbikingman

You don't have to ride everyday. I had one ride...

You don't have to ride everyday. I had one ride that took over an hour each way. I couldn't do that everyday. I later had a ride that was only a few miles which I could do everyday.

Ride what...
06-07-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,967
Posted By dbikingman

I don't seem to notice anything wearing too...

I don't seem to notice anything wearing too quickly. I think the main point is being cautious on bumps not dropping off a sidewalk curb.
05-23-18, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,804
Posted By dbikingman

Great job!!

Great job!!
Forum: Commuting
02-25-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,516
Posted By dbikingman

I started my current commute location in January....

I started my current commute location in January. I tested some different routes and found the most obvious is the shortest. There are alternate routes that can add .3 miles. The alternate routes...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,220
Posted By dbikingman

Previously, it was 30 miles round trip. I did it...

Previously, it was 30 miles round trip. I did it during fair weather and only a few times a week. Now, 6 miles round trip, if I don't add distance, and I do it every work day year round with some...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-18, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,711
Posted By dbikingman

What about the option of alternating riding and...

What about the option of alternating riding and driving. Ride in one morning and the drive home and then drive in the next day and ride home. This wouldn't increase the number of rides, but let you...
Forum: Commuting
01-26-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,632
Posted By dbikingman

I started using wax last summer and found it...

I started using wax last summer and found it worked well. It may have been that I cleaned everything thoroughly before applying it and had I done the same and oiled it. I did find it seemed to...
01-18-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By dbikingman

Tire and rim not alighted

Any suggestions in what is causing the problem in the photo? I can't get the bead to sit higher on the rim. You can see to the left the black stripe between the white and the rim, then the white...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 112,301
Posted By dbikingman

40`F, light rain. Ride was the first in a...

40`F, light rain.
Ride was the first in a week since my bike was torn down to install new lighting. I felt a bit overdressed for the “warmer” weather. The ride home I added some extra distance...
Forum: Commuting
01-09-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,393
Posted By dbikingman

Take a bucket of change with you and have them...

Take a bucket of change with you and have them give you check for it.:roflmao2:
01-07-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By dbikingman

Winter riding will increase you wardrobe. I...

Winter riding will increase you wardrobe. I commute and those rides are under 30 minutes, when I do rides on my days off they are usually less than 1 hour 15 minutes.

This last week it was around...
12-27-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,935
Posted By dbikingman

I haven't tried bar mitts. I've used these...

I haven't tried bar mitts.

I've used these...
12-09-17, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By dbikingman

I would suggest you use websites mapmyride or...

I would suggest you use websites mapmyride or strava. I know with mapmyride you can search by area and length of ride. It even gives you the option of doing an aerial view of the ride route.

I...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-17, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,360
Posted By dbikingman

When I had a 30 mile round trip I wanted a drop...

When I had a 30 mile round trip I wanted a drop bar bike so I could maximize speed. With a shorter commute I can use a different bike and will on occasion use a mountain bike in the winter if the...
Forum: Commuting
11-30-17, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,894
Posted By dbikingman

What is the speed limit on the A5 road?

What is the speed limit on the A5 road?
11-26-17, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By dbikingman

This is just a guess since I don't have the...

This is just a guess since I don't have the motor, but would one be for the throttle and the other two for the brake cut off? This seems to fit with what I've seen on a video.

I may be way off...
Forum: Foo
11-07-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,393
Posted By dbikingman

Bob James Trio was one of the first groups I...

Bob James Trio was one of the first groups I listened to along with previously mentioned fourplay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwUTJDo4dnw]
Forum: Commuting
11-04-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,257
Posted By dbikingman

I've always thought that if I ever ran my own...

I've always thought that if I ever ran my own non-profit it would be to give out lights and reflective clothing to those who need it.

As for the question do I make contact,no. Around here if...
11-04-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,872
Posted By dbikingman

I've used trainer road and had a dongle that I...

I've used trainer road and had a dongle that I plugged into my computer. The dongle along with the attachments on my bike keep speed and cadence sensor, then the software used it to track watts.
...
11-03-17, 08:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,845
Posted By dbikingman

thanks everyone for the feedback. I did more...

thanks everyone for the feedback. I did more research after my previous post and I'm leaning towards the IQ-X based on the photos and videos I've seen of it. I like the even beam of light it gives...
11-02-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,845
Posted By dbikingman

This is a timely discussion, because I was...

This is a timely discussion, because I was looking into dynamos earlier today. I was hoping to find a used dynamo to start with and expand from there.

Reference the B&M lights is there a...
09-26-16, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,626
Posted By dbikingman

I've test rode the Crosstrail and found it to be...

I've test rode the Crosstrail and found it to be an enjoyable ride, I think the one I tested was the LTD, IIRC. I had it on my list for a commuter.
Forum: Foo
09-01-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,546
Views: 125,636
Posted By dbikingman

The third left will get you there!

The third left will get you there!
Forum: Foo
08-31-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,062,871
Posted By dbikingman

Asks his SO: "Would you like some short...

Asks his SO: "Would you like some short ribs?"
Forum: Commuting
08-28-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,378
Posted By dbikingman

Many of the issues mentioned here about vehicles...

Many of the issues mentioned here about vehicles with the following caveat, the vehicle has a bike rack. Shouldn't they be more considerate, but as a percentage they seem to be the worst.
08-27-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,994
Posted By dbikingman

I have a jersey from LL Bean. I just checked and...

I have a jersey from LL Bean. I just checked and they have something similar. It has a couple of pockets in back, comfortable, and mine has lasted many seasons. It isn't my main go to jersey, but I...
08-27-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By dbikingman

This bike would get you around, the problem being...

This bike would get you around, the problem being is you don't get to ride test it and if you are new to road bikes it will hard to tell what fits.

Just generally, if you want a new bike think...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-16, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,346
Posted By dbikingman

I want to assure you that you're not the only one...

I want to assure you that you're not the only one to make bad decisions when riding. I know I've made a few along the way.:p
Forum: Foo
08-19-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18,728
Views: 1,062,871
Posted By dbikingman

Pays bills with small denominations.

Pays bills with small denominations.
08-19-16, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 762,981
Posted By dbikingman

travbikeman Congratulations on your...

travbikeman

Congratulations on your accomplishment both in weight loss and health improvement. Best wishes as you continue your downward spiral. :)
08-07-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,968
Posted By dbikingman

The local bike mechanic I ride with just told me...

The local bike mechanic I ride with just told me he got a "mid-fat" bike to ride. I'm not sure which model for sure other than it is a Trek and straight off the shelf. I don't know his weight, but...
08-07-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By dbikingman

Fantastic job! Doing 40 miles for a first ride...

Fantastic job! Doing 40 miles for a first ride or any ride is respectable. Something tells me it may have been a decade since your last ride, but you have my long rides in your past.

Hope to...
08-07-16, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By dbikingman

Congratulations. The worst part is now you know...

Congratulations. The worst part is now you know you can do it, so there are no excuses to avoid it.
08-06-16, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By dbikingman

Ride report

I did a 45 group ride this morning. The weather was fantastic starting at about 66 degrees and ending around 79 degrees with light wind. It started with some ominous clouds, but they cleared early...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 976
Posted By dbikingman

I've test rode both the 720 and Crossrip LTD. ...

I've test rode both the 720 and Crossrip LTD. They were both nice bikes. I liked the Crossrip better because I felt it fit my needs better. I was looking for commuting and this bike seemed to have...
07-31-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,648
Posted By dbikingman

Here's the question when you ride the bike does...

Here's the question when you ride the bike does it put a smile on your face? If the bike feels fine to YOU after you get on it and get riding that is that matters. After you start riding for a...
07-29-16, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,350
Posted By dbikingman

Welcome back, I do recall you. I don't post...

Welcome back, I do recall you. I don't post here often anymore as many others are faster at posting and I don't want to be redundant. Sorry to read about all your troubles, I think there is a word...
06-04-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,759
Posted By dbikingman

Nice looking bike. Thanks for the detailed report...

Nice looking bike. Thanks for the detailed report and information I found it useful. :thumb:
05-31-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By dbikingman

Podagrower I'm glad you're ok, but I'm so...

Podagrower I'm glad you're ok, but I'm so jealous. I'd love to have 7 miles of level road. :)
05-30-16, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By dbikingman

Nice bike. Glad you changed stores after...

Nice bike.

Glad you changed stores after "getting blown off". I'd been riding for awhile and knew what I wanted, but the bike sales person looked at my size and tried to steer me towards some...
05-30-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By dbikingman

I'm in the camp of a mountain bike/flat bar bike...

I'm in the camp of a mountain bike/flat bar bike for this distance. I commute on a road, but have a longer distance and there are times I'd wish I could use a different bike.

I'd look for a used...
Forum: Commuting
05-25-15, 02:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,530
Posted By dbikingman

I've test rode the Trek Crossrip LTD and enjoyed...

I've test rode the Trek Crossrip LTD and enjoyed the ride. I like the options on the bike and it is high on my list. Another bike I really liked was the Novara Gotham, this bike comes with fenders,...
05-17-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By dbikingman

Nice to hear a ride report. This was a local...

Nice to hear a ride report. This was a local ride, I should have done, but I did another ride. It was great day for ride, except for the wind that came up later and it sounds like you done before...
05-17-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,431
Posted By dbikingman

Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to...

Nice looking bike. Glad you had the skills to get it tuned for yourself.
03-08-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,459
Posted By dbikingman

Here is a blog of person who did the ride from...

Here is a blog of person who did the ride from Idaho to Seattle. You may find some useful information and there are numerous photos. 26InchSlicks: Crossing Washington State On The John Wayne Pioneer...
03-08-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By dbikingman

I'm going with the assumption this is a supported...

I'm going with the assumption this is a supported bike ride and not a race. I can't imagine racing a distance where my goal is "making it the whole 40".

As has been mentioned I find it easier to...
Forum: Texas
03-07-15, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By dbikingman

I'll be staying in the area of Hwy 6 and...

I'll be staying in the area of Hwy 6 and University.

SAGit, thanks for the tip on Society Cycles. A quick check shows they are nearby. Now I'm checking to see if they do rentals.
Forum: Texas
03-01-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
Posted By dbikingman

Visiting Sugar Land, April 20- 24

I would like to get a ride or two in while I'm in Sugar Land. I'll be there for a conference and I don't know yet where I'm staying or much else other than the date. I will have to rent a bike...
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