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Forum: Commuting
08-29-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,948
Posted By skins_brew

i have come close to riding into a very busy...

i have come close to riding into a very busy intersection due to day dreaming. I am much more aware after that little scare :(
Forum: Commuting
08-26-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,334
Posted By skins_brew

I think they are dumb and should not be allowed...

I think they are dumb and should not be allowed on MUPs that prohibit motorized vehicles. I saw one come down the MUP yesterday, and it was taking up basically the entire bike.

Either get a bike,...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,330
Posted By skins_brew

I was leaving my house one morning and checked my...

I was leaving my house one morning and checked my rear tire, but failed to check the front. My driveway has a hill and as I came down, I noticed the "thuds" as I rolled over the concrete spacers....
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,423
Posted By skins_brew

+1 on facebook. If you want to get something...

+1 on facebook. If you want to get something accomplished with local gov, facebook is a great way. Twitter too I guess, but I don't dabble in that. I have had a few issues with the state and local...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-14, 07:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,234
Posted By skins_brew

I try and push it a little hard, but I don't...

I try and push it a little hard, but I don't really do any weekend riding. I ride 160-200 miles a week commuting, so for me, that is my riding. There is no saving myself for the weekend or taking it...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 128,100
Posted By skins_brew

-several portable hard drives. One was smashed to...

-several portable hard drives. One was smashed to bits but the other looked OK. It spun up but it started "clicking."
-random tools, like small wrenches, tin snips, screw drivers
-marijuana pipe....
Forum: Commuting
07-11-14, 07:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,133
Posted By skins_brew

averaging a tad under 20mph is pretty good......

averaging a tad under 20mph is pretty good......
Forum: Commuting
07-09-14, 07:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,474
Posted By skins_brew

I am not sure I understand the answers, but, if...

I am not sure I understand the answers, but, if the person is close to my speed, I will will maybe slow down and just trail them. There is no point in throwing down the challenge flag on a hill.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-08-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,891
Posted By skins_brew

I really like the Topeak MTX Trunk bag. The main...

I really like the Topeak MTX Trunk bag. The main compartment is large enough to fit:
-Rolled slacks/Dress shirt
-Underwear/undershirt
-socks
-belts
-lunch, usually in a tupperware like container...
Forum: Commuting
06-27-14, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,996
Posted By skins_brew

Shower wins when matched versus sink. In fact,...

Shower wins when matched versus sink. In fact, shower kicks the crap out of sink. My old routine use to be to take a shower at home, wear clean workout/cycle clothes, and change in a bathroom stall....
Forum: Commuting
06-20-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,004
Posted By skins_brew

spare tube, patch kit(s), air pump, set of allen...

spare tube, patch kit(s), air pump, set of allen keys, and for some reason a spoke wrench. I have used the spoke wrench numerous times so I figure I will just carry it.

I was really hesitant about...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-14, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By skins_brew

All the above are good points for getting by...

All the above are good points for getting by without a shower.

Another big tip is to put on CLEAN bikes clothes. Especially in the short department. Bike shorts get pretty funky, pretty fast.
05-07-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,258
Posted By skins_brew

The way I see it, imagine how much heavier you...

The way I see it, imagine how much heavier you would be if you WERE NOT biking? :)

I enjoy beer. I like it so much, I brew it myself sometimes. I really enjoy a nice IPA which is packed with...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-14, 06:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,901
Posted By skins_brew

40 miles RT. Each ride only ends up being 15-30...

40 miles RT. Each ride only ends up being 15-30 min longer than taking the train. If I drive to the train station, I usually leave at 0630. Yesterday I left my house on my bike at 0615. My route...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,209
Posted By skins_brew

It depends on my commute. 20 miles one way...

It depends on my commute.

20 miles one way to work- trunk bag
5 miles to a train- backpack
Forum: Commuting
11-20-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,983
Posted By skins_brew

I do my 20 miles one way in usually 1:20-25...

I do my 20 miles one way in usually 1:20-25 "moving time" and around 1:25-30 "total time." I hit a lot of long ass stop lights. There are also a ton of stop signs that I need to at least slow down...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-13, 11:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,983
Posted By skins_brew

40 miles r/t usually do four days a week. I...

40 miles r/t

usually do four days a week. I will do 12 miles r/t to the subway station on Wednesday for the sheer fact that my legs need a rest. I have only been doing this since Labor Day, so...
Forum: Commuting
10-31-13, 08:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,396
Posted By skins_brew

I have the same situation as the OP and use the...

I have the same situation as the OP and use the DXP. Love the drop down panniers.
10-24-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,328
Posted By skins_brew

Are you a costco member? They have a merino blend...

Are you a costco member? They have a merino blend base layer available right now. I think $20 for the shirt OR pants.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,584
Posted By skins_brew

I keep my phone in my trunk bag usually, and it's...

I keep my phone in my trunk bag usually, and it's almost always on vibrate, so I won't hear a ring/notification.

I have seen people riding on major roads in DC texting with both hands, not...
Forum: Commuting
10-09-13, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By skins_brew

yuck, I can't stand bike share bikes. I keep a...

yuck, I can't stand bike share bikes. I keep a beater bike down in DC just so I don't have to use the bikeshare bikes. If I see another guy in a suit wobbling his way down the bike lane, I might...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,518
Posted By skins_brew

meh, I have been doing 20 mile (one way) commutes...

meh, I have been doing 20 mile (one way) commutes on and off since labor day. last week, i rode 40 miles every day. It takes me roughly 1:20-30 minutes, depending on traffic lights. Am I wasting some...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-13, 10:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,836
Posted By skins_brew

I am a commuter, and def not a roadie. I wear...

I am a commuter, and def not a roadie. I wear bike shorts with gym shorts over them, a cycling jacket, and have a rack with bag/panniers. My helmet, bike, and jacket all match coincidentally, so I...
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,322
Posted By skins_brew

Personally, I rather be judged by 12 than carried...

Personally, I rather be judged by 12 than carried by six. Also, the courts have ruled that the police are under no obligation to protect you. See Warren v. District of Columbia
Forum: Commuting
09-20-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,322
Posted By skins_brew

I live in Maryland (Silver Spring), a burb of DC....

I live in Maryland (Silver Spring), a burb of DC. At the beginning of Sept, I started riding all the way to work, which is in Downtown DC, about 20 miles exactly. A large portion of the ride is...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By skins_brew

I don't ride 20 miles all the way to work every...

I don't ride 20 miles all the way to work every day. Some days I commute to the train station (6 miles) instead, but thinking about it though, I have amassed enough U locks to leave one at work. I am...
Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By skins_brew

Careful with those Topeak DX panniers!

So, I had a pretty legit crash this morning. I was getting ready to head out on my 20 mile commute but wanted to bring a water bottle. I make use of the bracket for the Ulock which lives on my...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-13, 06:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,348
Posted By skins_brew

I am in the same boat as you with the light. I...

I am in the same boat as you with the light. I recently started expanding my commute from 5miles to 20 miles 2-3 days a week. 1/3 of that 20 miles is on dark, paved, wooded trails. I had a cateye...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By skins_brew

Not a burning priority but it gets done when it...

Not a burning priority but it gets done when it needs to. The bike has only been a "live in the city" bike since May or so, so it hasn't had a long time to get totally hosed. The broken chain did...
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By skins_brew

I apologize for wanting to get the general...

I apologize for wanting to get the general opinion of fellow cyclists. Next time I will just keep quiet. Again, I am sorry.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-13, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By skins_brew

My tire did not have air in it yesterday...

My tire did not have air in it yesterday afternoon, so scooter guy gets the benefit of the doubt this time.

I did report the issue to the Washington Post's "The Gripe" and it was acknowledged by...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-13, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By skins_brew

I cant bring myself to deal with lugging a bike...

I cant bring myself to deal with lugging a bike on the train. Sometimes the train is packed to the gills, and space inside it a real premium. Plus, I feel like people look like circus entertainers...
Forum: Commuting
08-21-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,352
Posted By skins_brew

Sabotage?

So, I actually have two commuters. One gets me from my house to the train station, and another gets me from Union Station (Wash DC) to my building. The Union Station bike is a beater panasonic 10...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,651
Posted By skins_brew

Mainly just a series of bad flats. I had a flat...

Mainly just a series of bad flats. I had a flat one morning and changed with the full intention of being able to catch my usual train (I bike to a commuter train). Raced through it, and had a bit of...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 893
Posted By skins_brew

Just would more thing I would have to worry about...

Just would more thing I would have to worry about getting jacked.
07-31-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By skins_brew

The butt pain will go away. When I first started...

The butt pain will go away. When I first started riding a few years ago, I couldn't believe how badly my ass hurt at first. It goes away in a week or two if you ride frequently.
Forum: Introductions
07-05-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By skins_brew

Hello from Maryland

Hello from Maryland.

I have been commuting via bike on and off for about 2.5 years. I keep a bike in DC and another at home, and they both got stolen within a few months of each other, so that is...
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